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hopes of a post—brexit trade deal with the us appear to be fading. in talks at the white house, president biden made it clear that a trade agreement is not his priority. we will analyse whether any sort of trade deal with america is possible. the soaring cost of wholesale gas around the world means more suppliers are expected to go bust in the coming months. you would expect normally that the price would revert to the mean, it's not something we think is going to be sustainable, but of course, mrjones, we have to prepare for longer term high prices. the failings of a womens�* prison, where an 18—year—old had to give birth alone in her cell — and the baby died. a high court injunction to stop the protestors who've been causing chaos on the m25 —
they could now face imprisonment. in deep water — a warning many of our swimming pools could close by the end of the decade without urgent modernisation. and coming on the bbc news channel. england netballers beat world champions new zealand to level their three match series in christchurch, with just one game left to play. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news at one. boris johnson's hopes of a post—brexit free trade deal with the united states appear to be fading. the prime minister met president biden at the white house last night, but mr biden played down the chances of an agreement — and the british government has
admitted it's �*just not a priority�* for the us administration. the uk may now try instead to join the existing north american trade arrangement between the united states, canada and mexico. our diplomatic correspondent james landale reports. this was borisjohnson�*s this was boris johnson's first trip to the white house as prime minister, only the second time he has met the president in person. the relationship seemingly bound for now, by a shared love of america's trains. ., ., �* . | now, by a shared love of america's trains-_ i did- trains. you went on amtrak? i did. you are a — trains. you went on amtrak? i did. you are a living — trains. you went on amtrak? i did. you are a living deity. _ trains. you went on amtrak? i did. you are a living deity. i _ trains. you went on amtrak? i did. you are a living deity. i travelled . you are a living deity. i travelled millions of— you are a living deity. i travelled millions of miles. _ you are a living deity. i travelled millions of miles. on _ you are a living deity. i travelled millions of miles. on travel- you are a living deity. i travelled i millions of miles. on travel climate and security. _ millions of miles. on travel climate and security, there _ millions of miles. on travel climate and security, there was _ millions of miles. on travel climate and security, there was much - and security, there was much agreement, but on the prospects of a free trade deal between britain and the us, the president was down beat. we are going to talk about trade and we are going to have to work that through. we are going to have to work that throu~h. �* . u, , we are going to have to work that throu~h. �* . . . , ., through. and crucially, he made it clear how any _ through. and crucially, he made it clear how any trade _ through. and crucially, he made it clear how any trade deal - through. and crucially, he made it clear how any trade deal was - clear how any trade deal was
dependent on the uk not unwinding the northern ireland property coll to the brexit dealthe the northern ireland property coll to the brexit dea— to the brexit deal the protocols i feel very strongly _ to the brexit deal the protocols i feel very strongly about - to the brexit deal the protocols i feel very strongly about those, l to the brexit deal the protocols i | feel very strongly about those, we spent enormous amount of time and effort in the united states, it was a major by partisan effort made, and i would not at all like to see nor i might add would many of my republican colleagues like to see a change in the irish accords, the end result having a closed border again. mrjohnson said nobody wanted to see the good friday agreement interrupted or unbalanced, and before his meeting with the vice president, remained opted mystic about trade. i president, remained opted mystic about trade-— about trade. i think on trade, we are seeing _ about trade. i think on trade, we are seeing progress, _ about trade. i think on trade, we are seeing progress, the - about trade. i think on trade, we are seeing progress, the ban - about trade. i think on trade, we are seeing progress, the ban on| are seeing progress, the ban on beef, your curious ban on british beef, your curious ban on british beef has been removed and the tariffs on scottish whisky, but and
there... i hope we can make progress. there... i hope we can make progress-_ there... i hope we can make rouress. ~ ., ~ ., , ., ,, progress. we would like to progress those discussions but _ progress. we would like to progress those discussions but obviously - progress. we would like to progress those discussions but obviously if i those discussions but obviously if it is not— those discussions but obviously if it is not a — those discussions but obviously if it is not a priority for the biden administration, that is the position that we. _ administration, that is the position that we, that we understand. one — that we, that we understand. one idea _ that we, that we understand. one idea being considered by ministers is britain instead trying tojoin an existing ministers is britain instead trying to join an existing trade deal between the us, canada and mexico. but this was kiss missed by some as unlikely. but this was kiss missed by some as unlikel . ,, ., _, unlikely. serve on the committee that, would _ unlikely. serve on the committee that, would have _ unlikely. serve on the committee that, would have to _ unlikely. serve on the committee that, would have to vote - unlikely. serve on the committee that, would have to vote on - unlikely. serve on the committee that, would have to vote on it, i. that, would have to vote on it, i haven't heard won one about that. it is not a subject that comes up here, it does in the context of northern ireland, aside from that, though, frankly it is not an issue that comes up. later today in washington, the prime minister will meet other members of congress and they matter because their votes will ultimately decide if the uk's ever to have a trade deal with the us. james landale, bbc news. our global trade correspondent
dharshini david is here. if there isn't going to be a uk—us trade deal how big a blow would that perhaps bigger than economic is the short answer. one pound in every six of trade is with the us so it is only natural to want to deepen the ties but when you look at that trade deal it would add perhaps 0.2% to our income, our gdp. that has stalled in recent month, that has been known about for a while. should we consider this alternative trade pact? the gains from that might be more marginal because it doesn't have expansive cover for things like service, our car makers might lose out. what price tag could america put on a deal like? we might be talking about changing food standards again, is it even feasible? this existing trade pact that exists in north america, that don't allow for new members so no
surprises that goat governments are emphasising that the ultimate goal is pursuing the free trade deal, when the ball is in america's court it doesn't look in a hurry to throw it doesn't look in a hurry to throw it back. we have heard the ban on experts of lamb has been lifted. that is a decades long ban that, relates to bse and much relief for our exporters. relates to bse and much relief for our exoorters-_ the government is warning that high gas prices will be here for some time to come. the business secretary, kwasi kwarteng, said today "we have to prepare for longer—term high prices". only a few days ago, the prime minister said the current crisis caused by the rising cost of wholesale gas was "temporary". meanwhile, it's been revealed the government could pay tens of millions of pounds to an american—owned company to help it restart production of carbon dioxide used in the food industry. coletta smith reports. one crisis avirilityed.
cox is so important in the brewing process, we use it as various stages. process, we use it as various states. ,., �* , process, we use it as various states. �*, ., stages. the government's pay out should keep — stages. the government's pay out should keep the _ stages. the government's pay out should keep the food _ stages. the government's pay out should keep the food and - stages. the government's pay out should keep the food and drink. should keep the food and drink industry bubbling for a few weeks we industry bubbling for a few weeks - have about two weeks reserves but we use vast quantities of it. we weren't panicking, there is always a solution to every problem be it is a relief to know that a deal has been struck. ,., ., ., struck. the government have agreed to -a tens struck. the government have agreed to pay tens of _ struck. the government have agreed to pay tens of millions _ struck. the government have agreed to pay tens of millions of— struck. the government have agreed to pay tens of millions of pounds i struck. the government have agreed to pay tens of millions of pounds to l to pay tens of millions of pounds to cf industries to get them to start producing carbon dioxide again. but food and drinks companies will still have to pay a lot more than usual for it. ~ ., have to pay a lot more than usual for it. . . ., for it. we have acted in an urgent wa do for it. we have acted in an urgent way do what _ for it. we have acted in an urgent way do what was _ for it. we have acted in an urgent way do what was necessary i for it. we have acted in an urgent way do what was necessary to i way do what was necessary to ensure that we have the carbon dioxide we needed to keep the food supply chain moving, but there are a lot of stresses on our food supply chain at the moment, and that is why you know, small things like this, that in ordinary circumstances people might be able to accommodate are something we need to watch more carefully than normal. even though fizz is back on tap, for
the next couple of weeks any way, the next couple of weeks any way, the underlying issue that caused those carbon dioxide plants to be turned off is that energy is so expensive and that problem hasn't been fixed yet. we will be paying more this winter as utility bills are going up. and if more suppliers go bust, those customers may well be put on more expensive tariffs. the rice has put on more expensive tariffs. tue: price has spiked, put on more expensive tariffs. tta: price has spiked, considerably, put on more expensive tariffs. tt2 price has spiked, considerably, i have a chart in front of me, i think it has quadrupled in the last six, seven month, and the, you would expect normally that the price would revert to the mean, it is not something that we think is going to be sustainable but of course we have to prepare for longer term high prices. energy bosses say the crisis is out of their hands. the energy bosses say the crisis is out of their hands.— of their hands. the real worry is that the sector _ of their hands. the real worry is that the sector is _ of their hands. the real worry is that the sector is so _ of their hands. the real worry is that the sector is so fragile i of their hands. the real worry is that the sector is so fragile as i that the sector is so fragile as a whole, that players that might be expected to pick up customers are worried about doing so, because of the cost of doing it. there is no cash down the back of the sofa
anywhere. cash down the back of the sofa anywhere-— cash down the back of the sofa an here. �* , .,, anywhere. and it is those with the leasts who — anywhere. and it is those with the leasts who will _ anywhere. and it is those with the leasts who will be _ anywhere. and it is those with the leasts who will be hit _ anywhere. and it is those with the leasts who will be hit the - anywhere. and it is those with the leasts who will be hit the hardest | leasts who will be hit the hardest as the bills rack up this winter. coletta smith, bbc news. our political correspondent helen catt is in westminster. soa so a warning helen from the government that we can expect higher prices for some time to come. how big a problem? going to be politically for the government? yes. politically for the government? yes, as ou politically for the government? yes, as you heard — politically for the government? yes, as you heard in _ politically for the government? yes, as you heard in that _ politically for the government? t2: as you heard in that piece there, it is notjust the case of issues with gas supply but the knock ones that creates too, and that does create a lot of problems, that the government has to solve all at one time, but there are concerns beyond that, in westminster, about how that and that prospect of a longer term higher prices for energy bills plays into some of the other policies that the government is putting forward. and we saw this play out a bit in prime minister's questions where dominic raab was answering in his new role as deputy prime minister, angela rain e putting the questions, very much pointing out or suggesting that some of the other things that the
government is doing, like the rise in national insurance which comes in next year, like removing the £20 up lift for universal credit, labour worries that is playing into a cost of living squeeze on working people. and all these thing also come together all at once. angela rayner says it looks like the conservative party doesn't care about working people and the deputy lead foreer the snp says warm homes don't heat homes, the government's response that through dominic raab says we are in a time of rising wages and employment. the government has paid the rages of 12 million people on furlough and it can't do that indefinitely. the universal credit up indefinitely. the universal credit up lift was only supposed to be temporary but there is concern about the impact of all of these things and how that is going to work together, going forward. i don't think that concern is going to go away at westminster for some time. thank you helen.
a court injunction has been granted against protestors who've been causing chaos on the m25. climate change activists from a group called insulate britain have blocked parts of the motorway several times in the last few days and could now face imprisonment as a result of the ruling by a high courtjudge. let's speak to our home and legal correspondent dominic casciani. dominic, just talk us through this injunction and what it means. yes. injunction and what it means. yes, that is right- _ injunction and what it means. yes, that is right. the _ injunction and what it means. t2: that is right. the injunction sought last night and finally seal and approved and in north east this morning at the high court after a seniorjudge agreed with the transport secretary grant shapps and the home secretary priti patel that so far five protests on the m25 plus others elsewhere against climate change are endring live, these aren't new powers for the police but the court order means that anybody from the group insulate britain who goes back out on to the m25 its
verge, underpass, bridges, tunnels orwhere verge, underpass, bridges, tunnels or where ever, and causes a disruption and blocks traffic will be, potentially be in contouchily of court, they will be hauled before the court and could be be imprisoned. this order is in force until next spring, but the group itself insulate britain, who have been staging these motorway sit ins and stopping the traffic for hours on end, a little while ago they told me they haven't received this injunction and they are determined to continue their protest, saying they want to see meaningful action from the government. whether we will see any of them back on the motorway, given they must be pretty aware the order exist, given the press reporting this morning remains to be seen, the police officers say their hands are limited, on what they can do, they are pushing ministers to get on with legislation in parliament, to strengthen their law, the laws they have add their disposal to contain protests such as this.
thank you dominic. more than 100,000 people, many of them women, have been underpaid a total of a billion pounds in state pensions. that's the finding of a report by the national audit office, which blames years of repeated mistakes and outdated computer systems at the department for work and pensions. sarah corker reports. for nearly a decade, irene from worcestershire was underpaid her state pension. she is one of thousands of women in their 70s and 80s who missed out on large sums of money because of government errors. i think it's scandalous. i think that the fact that you have to battle for something that's rightfully yours is awful, because i was lucky, i've got richard to help me, but anybody who's a widow, and perhaps not financially up with it, and they're perhaps struggling on the breadline, it could make a tremendous difference. irene has now been paid the £7,000 she was owed,
but it was a battle, and she is far from alone. these errors relate to married women who had small state pensions. they were eligible to claim 60% of their husbands contributions, but complex rules and errors by the dwp meant that for decades they were underpaid. the errors date back to 1985, affecting an estimated 134,000 pensioners, including some married women, widows and the over—80s. they are collectively owed more than £1 billion. the national audit office found there were repeated human errors over many years at the department for work and pensions, blamed on complex pension rules and unautomated outdated it systems. most of the people affected were women, not all but most. 90% of those that take this type of state pension lift are women, and unfortunately i'm afraid that many of them will have died before they receive the money they are owed,
so actually, in a significant minority of cases, this money will go to their next of kin. the department for work and pensions said it is fully committed to ensuring the historical errors made by successive governments are corrected, and it's improved training to make sure it doesn't happen again. a team of 500 civil servants is now working to trace women like irene who were short changed, but it will take years to complete. sarah corker, bbc news. a report by the prisons watchdog has criticised bronzefield jail in surrey where an 18—year—old inmate had to give birth alone in her cell — and her baby died. our home affairs correspondent june kelly is here with the details. a really tragic story and a very critical report. this teenager was completely failed by the system. she was pregnant when
she went into bronzefield and she was not cooperating with antenatal care. she was in bronzefield on remand on a robbery charge. the report said that she was regarded as being difficult but should have been regarded as a vulnerable teenager frightened her baby was going to be taken from her. the situation became very desperate for this young woman because no one in the entire system had awful pregnancy record and no one on the block that she was on new she might give both imminently sell the night that she went into labour she pressed her belt twice and nobody came. she then passed up the pain and when she woke up her daughter had been born but she realised that baby was not breathing and realised the baby was dead. the next morning a male prison officer went into her prison cell and she was in bed, the teenager, and she pulled back the duvet and the prison
officer could see the baby's head it was not clear if the baby had lived for a short time was stillborn. today of course we had apologies from the prison, in the nhs, the justice secretary dominic rab who all said that the recommendations in the report had been accepted. but the report had been accepted. but the prison ombudsman sue mcallister did acknowledge frustration this morning that there had been no internal disciplinary process and she said that every pregnancy in prison has got to be regarded as high risk. prison has got to be regarded as hiuh risk. , , ., ~ i. 110 million �*unnecessary�* prescriptions are handed out in england every year — according to a new report. the review, led by the chief pharmaceutical officer for england dr keith ridge, found the elderly, those with disabilities and people from ethnic minority backgrounds are disproportionately affected. the government says it's appointing a �*prescribing tsar�* to help with the issue.
a man has appeared in court charged with the murders of a woman and three children in a house in killamarsh in derbyshire on sunday. our correspondent danny savage is in derby. the man in question is damien bendall who is 31 and he appeared on video link for the hearing at derby magistrates' court behind me this afternoon. he spoke to confirm his name and address and date of birth and he has been held at the moment at police headquarters in derbyshire. he is accused of murdering 35—year—old terri harris, her daughter lacey bennett who was 11 and john bennett who was 13 and another girl, conniejanet, who was 11 and she was a friend of lacey and was staying at the house that night for a sleepover. the bodies were found on sunday morning when damien bendall was first arrested in police announced that he was charged this
morning on the court appearance has taken place today. where some 30 miles or so from chandos crescent where the bodies were found in killamarsh on sunday morning and at the scene people of course shocked in the community and they have been leaving hundreds of flowers and messages at the scene in memory of those three children and terri harris who died there over the weekend. the next stage in the legal process surrounding damien bendall, he was remanded in custody and will now appear before derby crown court at about ten o'clock on friday morning. at about ten o'clock on friday morning-— at about ten o'clock on friday morninu. . ~ ,, , . our top story this lunchtime. boris johnson's hopes of a post—brexit trade deal with the united states are fading — after talks with president biden at the white house. and coming up — recycling face masks, the unique effort in cornwall to help cut plastic waste. coming up on the bbc news channel. crunch talks for the premier league this afternoon.
a new owners' charity is being discussed, designed to prevent new break away leagues. lava flowing from the volcano that erupted last weekend on the spanish island of la palma has now destroyed about 200 homes. there are fears that when the lava hits the sea, it will create toxic gases and explosions. danjohnson reports from la palma. it's possible the wind direction has changed today because we are starting to see more ash falling in other places. this is la laguna, a villagejust outside the restricted zone. these are the roadblocks where police are keeping people back from the villages that have been evacuated. occasionally a few residents are allowed through to get the last of their belongings. but in the main there are more roadblocks and more roads that are disrupted
because of where the lava is flowing. some roads have been completely smothered. others the police have closed to keep people back. and you can see how much ash has fallen here and it is coming down the whole time. sometimes really fine volcanic dust, sometimes thicker particles. if i hold out my hand you might be able to actually see it falling from the sky and landing. and that is happening continuously. that is why we've got the masks and we've also got eye protection as well. one other problem has been traffic jams because of the amount of roads that are closed. the traffic is building up with people trying to get through and there is a risk that this side of the island actually gets cut off by the lava flow. that will probably happen at some point. so we are starting to see how everyday life is being disrupted here and this eruption is causing problems notjust for the people whose homes are directly at risk. and the big question is how long will this last and what will the future impact be.
we have seen banana plantations which are the main source of industry here, we've seen banana leaves covered in ash. will they be productive in future, that is one question. but for now the emphasis is still on the volcano that continues to erupt and the sky is looking a bit darker today. with that ash cloud continuing to spread particles right across the eastern and southern tip of la palma. during the pandemic we've all got used to wearing face masks to help protect each other. but they've also created a huge amount of plastic waste. in cornwall a solution is underway. masks are being melted and transformed into litter grabbers — which are being given to every school and college in the county to help pupils keep the local area tidy. laura foster reports. ijust found it in the bush! at penpol school near cambourne,
pupils don't have to go too far from the school gates before they come across litter, and each picker they're using is made from used hospital protective equipment. you can pick up a mask with these, that are made out of masks, and ijust think it's really cool. instead of chucking it away, they're something really useful. i don't understand why it would just be children rather than grown—ups. and grown—ups have more free time as well. the arrival of covid last year means the nhs has been using more plastic. so, pre—covid, we were using about 300 masks a day, just for theatres mostly, and then covid struck and that increased to 10,000 a day. this machine is being tipped as the answer. it melts masks and tray wraps, and can reach temperatures of over 300 degrees celsius. obviously, we need to remove the ear straps and the wire that sits over your nose. basically, it'sjust like a giant oven. you know, it melts it all down,
and that makes one of the big blocks, which then gets taken away, and ground down into plastic granules and repurposed. 45 masks are needed to make each picker. all 332 schools and colleges across cornwall will be given their own pickers in the coming weeks, but the hope is that one day it will be safe enough to reuse masks in more healthcare settings and further reduce the nhs's environmental footprint. laura foster, bbc news, truro. clubs in the premier league and championship will be able to offer licensed standing areas from january the 1st next year as part of a pilot programme. laura scott is outside a premier league shareholders meeting in central london. laura, what more can you tell us? will the fans be able to stand again? will the fans be able to stand auain? ., . will the fans be able to stand atain? ., ., ,
will the fans be able to stand auain? ., ., , , again? from later this season the fans will be _ again? from later this season the fans will be allowed _ again? from later this season the fans will be allowed to _ again? from later this season the fans will be allowed to stand i again? from later this season the fans will be allowed to stand at i fans will be allowed to stand at football grounds for the first time in 25 years. it has been banned in the premier league in the championship since 1994 but today the sports ground safety authority invited expressions of interest from premier league and champions league clubs to hold pilot schemes from january of licensed safe standing areas which is a significant step in the government review of the issue and they say now is the right time to make progress. the sports ground safety authority said this was a historic enactment and a vital step towards fulfilling the government manifesto commitment to introducing safe standing at football grounds. the football supporters association said they were beyond delighted and said this was a victory for ordinary people and brought to an end situation where thousands of fans have been standing at grounds often to the detriment of people behind them so this is a significant step and one that will impact the bosses of premier league clubs who are
meeting in this hotel behind me for a lengthy shareholders meeting which will bring in other matters such as a proposed owner is charter to block future breakaways like the european super league and covid certification and the fixture calendar for next year but no significant football news today is that france will be allowed to stand at premier league and championship clubs for the first time in more 25 years.— and championship clubs for the first time in more 25 years. laura, thank ou. this summer we were celebrating team gb�*s success in tokyo's olympic swimming pool, but there are warnings that the future of the sport could be under threat. swim england says major investment is needed to modernise or replace old pools — or 2,000 of them could be closed by the end of the decade. joe wilson reports. marshall street baths were built for victorian london, preserved, improved, and still used. exceptional. the big picture is bleak. swimming pools everywhere desperately need refurbishment or replacement, say swim england.
it's the thing that keeps me absolutely awake at night. we know that by the end of this decade we could lose 40% of our pool stock. that is 2000 swimming pools. put that in context, that's millions of people that will lose out doing this wonderful activity which is brilliant for everybody. covid has accelerated the decline, especially with local authorities under huge financial pressure. over 200 pools which closed in england alone during the pandemic have not yet reopened. and yet in the summer, all this. and we could get two medals. can they be gold and silver? great britain's best ever swimming olympics. eight medals there. three times that number in the pool at the paralympics. what happened in tokyo began local. northamptonshire's maisie summers newton started swimming because there was a pool five minutes from her home. i always come back happy because it is my thing that i love. and i know so many people across the uk, no matter what age you are, ijust know that they enjoy
it, and that is the main thing. as long as you are enjoying your sport. so i think without that they might just feel a bit lost and some people won't have another sport to relate to. swimming is so good for them. little else links and must participation quite like swimming. we all know it is valuable and none of it is possible without swimming pools. to restore the sports facilities, swim england's request? £1 billion of central government funding. government say they are already providing that figure across sporting recovery. the financial reality requires some deep breaths. joe wilson, bbc news. marcus rashford has regularly hit the headlines because of his campaigning on free school meals, child poverty and racism. now the manchester united and england striker is going to be part of the school syllabus. pupils taking a gcse in media studies will learn about his role as an influencer —
a sporting superstar who has changed government policy. our education editor branwenjeffreys. marcus rashford has become an outspoken campaigner on food poverty, raising money for charity, putting pressure on ministers over free school meals, sharing, with bbc breakfast, how he relied on them as a boy. all this lead to an honour from the queen for speaking up for vulnerable children. but now, recognition of a different kind as his social campaigning becomes part of gcse media studies. i think lots of people see social media as quite a negative side, and this is how it can be used to really make change and do good. they will study not just his food campaigning, but also how the footballer dealt with racism in sport, weathering abuse after missing his penalty at the euro 2020 final.
and the public support when the mural in his home town was defaced. gcse media studies is a barometer of social change. marcus rashford is a role model for many children. so he is replacing zoe sugg. known to millions as zoella, she has gone from teen influencer to appealing more to mums. finally this lunchtime, netflix has bought the roald dahl story company, giving the streaming business access to all of the late writer's works. more than 300 million copies of his books have been sold worldwide. netflix says new live action films and animated series, including one about the oompa lumpas, will follow. time for a look at the weather. then rich in some ways it looks like quite an autumnal weather story with some