a tough warning from britain and america, to russia. invade ukraine, and you'll face "devastating" sanctions. we report from the front line in eastern ukraine where government forces have been fighting russian backed separatists. this is about more than the future of ukraine. it's about the future shape of nato, about the security of europe. battle lines are being drawn now in a new cold war. borisjohnson is due to speak with president putin and visit eastern europe this week. also tonight: in lockstep on taxes. the prime minister and the chancellor confirm national insurance will go up in april. the manchester united footballer mason greenwood is arrested on suspicion of rape and assault. counting the cost of storm malik, with more powerful winds forecast for scotland and northern england. cheering.
and, he's done it. rafa nadal wins a record 21st grand slam with victory at the australian open. good evening. britain and america have again warned russia of "devastating" sanctions, if it invades ukraine. the foreign secretary liz truss says the uk will this week unveil a range of sanctions legislation that she says would leave "nowhere to hide" for putin's oligarchs. moscow has deployed around 100,000 troops near the border with ukraine, angry that a country once part of the soviet union is now seeking much closer ties with the west. borisjohnson is due to speak with president putin and visit eastern europe in the coming days, and is considering doubling
the number of british troops deployed in the region. 0ur international correspondent 0rla guerin is live in bakhmut in eastern ukraine for us tonight. amid the crescendo of international concern about a possible invasion, there are particular fears about this region. rebels backed by the kremlin had been battling the ukrainian government for years here in the east. today we were given access to the front lines in this conflict which are static but still deadly. ukrainian troops told us they are ready for a russian invasion if it comes. 0ne they are ready for a russian invasion if it comes. one said it will be hard for all of us, but we will be hard for all of us, but we will stand our ground. 0n the frozen front lines, of eastern ukraine, it is heads down in the trenches, to avoid sniperfire. maria is following in the footsteps of her military father.
she keeps watch for the enemy, separatists, backed by moscow, who seized territory here eight years ago. if russia invades, she will be facing far worse. do you believe the russians are coming? i try to avoid politics, she says. i try to avoid watch watching tv. psychologically, i try not to worry too much. we have heard about the military build—up of equipment, but we are ready. troops here say they are not on a higher level of alert. so far, they stress, there is nothing to see here. a view echoed by the government in kyiv. these front lines haven't moved in years, but the fear is there could soon be a much bigger conflict here. and this is about more than the future of ukraine.
it is about the future shape of nato, about the security of europe. battle lines are being drawn now in a new cold war. all is quiet on the eastern front for the moment. and moscow continues to insist it won't invade. some here know only too well what russia and its allies can do. shelling by separatists last november destroyed ludmila's home of 30 years. she has come back to show us the wreckage. and she had this plea for president putin. translation: make peace. reach an agreement. you are all adults. educated people.
make peace, so that people can live freely, without tears and suffering. this might be just a foretaste of what is ahead. the international warnings are stark. president biden says a russian invasion would change the world. 0nly vladimir putin knows what is coming in his modern day version of war and peace. 0rla guerin, bbc news, eastern ukraine. 0ur chief international correspondent lyse doucet is in the ukrainian capital, kyiv. we have got the threat of tough sanctions, but this is at the beginning of a week when high—level diplomacy is going to be to the fore. yes, borisjohnson says he is
heading this way to accelerate diplomacy and sent a stark message to moscow. there already is a lot of talk and a lot of telephone calls to try to avert this shooting war but this is also a moment where western leaders want to be seen to be doing something. london's view seems to be what —— matching washington. there is far less certainty in most european capitals as well as here in kyiv where the president has warned too much of this talk about escalation could actually create it. but i think you can say that no one is really certain what happens next, not even president putin. thank you, lisa doucet, live in kyiv in ukraine. borisjohnson and the chancellor rishi sunak are being urged by opposition parties and some of their own mps, to do more to help people cope
with the rising cost of living. it follows their confirmation that an increase in national insurance will go ahead in april, to help tackle the nhs backlog and to fund social care. meanwhile, the report from the top civil servant sue gray into lockdown parties at number 10 is expected to be released sometime this week. here's our political correspondentjonathan blake. borisjohnson and rishi sunak together in happier times. recently, there has been tension over a planned rise in national insurance, with claims that borisjohnson might have second thoughts. but writing jointly in the sunday times, the prime minister and the chancellor have put speculation about the tax rise to bed. they say... tax cuts could come later, they signalled, and ministers admit this move is a hard sell. taxes are never popular, sophie, they're never popular. and as soon as possible we want to be in a position
to lower our tax rates, we want to drive economic growth, because ultimately that is what will make our country successful. but we do face a short—term issue which is that we have spent significant amounts of money dealing with the covid crisis. the government insists every penny raised from what it calls the health and care levy will go towards funding the nhs and social care, and that those who earn more will pay more. but some conservatives are still concerned. people are really struggling in terms of very basic necessities. these aren't luxuries, they are necessities. and that is why i think the government need to look again as to how they raise that money. labour too say now is not the time. with a bit of luck this won't come in at all. we're going to be doing everything we can over the next few weeks to try and appeal to tory mps�* consciences, and try and persuade the prime minister to rethink. this united front by the occupants of numbers ten and 11 downing street is designed to show any argument over national insurance in government has been settled.
but it comes just as the report into claims of parties in downing street lockdown is expected. with borisjohnson�*s fate possibly resting on its findings. the prime minister will hope he has seen off any threat to his leadership from his own mps, and now wants to focus on inequality and the uk's response to ukraine. but plenty still depends on what happens in westminster this week. jonathan blake, bbc news. rafa nadal has made history, becoming the first male tennis player to win 21 grand slam singles titles, after victory at the australian open. he beat russia's daniil medvedev in five sets, in a match lasting almost five—and—a—half hours. it puts him one title ahead of his great rivals roger federer and novak djokovic who was deported from australia earlier this month, for breaking covid rules. austin halewood reports. as the sun sets on another australian open, the crowd
in melbourne were looking for one final piece of magic. rafa nadal knew he could leave the rod laver arena as the most successful men's singles player in history. but right now, daniil medvedev is right at the top of his game. it didn't take the russian long to seal the first set. and the second soon followed. but so many times in his career, nadal seemingly has done the impossible and into the third, an unlikely comeback looked on. nadal pulling one back. at 35, after six months out injured, just reaching the final is up there with the best of nadal�*s achievements, but that is not enough for rafa. the spaniard forcing a decider. with the clock ticking past 1am in melbourne, deep into the fifth, after more than five hours of brilliant tennis, he did it. being honest, one month—and—a—half ago, i didn't know whether i will be back on the tour playing tennis again. and today, i am here
in front of all of you, and having this trophy with me, and you really don't know how much ifought to be here. i can't thank enough all the support i receive since i arrived here. you are just amazing. thank you so much for the support. a 21st grand slam title for nadal, and after everything he has faced in the build—up, it will certainly go down as one of his best. austin halewood, bbc news. the manchester united footballer mason greenwood has been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault. it follows allegations made on social media. the premier league club says the 20—year—old won't be training or playing any matches until further notice. he hasn't responded to any of the claims. 0ur sports correspondent jane dougall is outside man united's ground old trafford. what more can you tell us? tonight it is understood _ what more can you tell us? tonight it is understood mason _ what more can you tell us? tonight it is understood mason greenwoodl it is understood mason greenwood remains in custody whilst inquiries are continuing. greater manchester police have confirmed they arrested
a man in his 20s on suspicion of rape and assault and that arrest followed allegations posted on social media earlier this morning which police became aware of. video footage, photos and an audio recording in which a woman alleged she had been assaulted by the manchester united striker were made public for a few hours but have since been deleted. earlier today manchester united also confirmed they also had been made aware of the allegations and said they had suspended their striker, saying he would not be returning to training or playing in any matches until further notice. the club added in a statement they do not condone violence of any kind. mason greenwood has been involved with this club from the age of seven, he worked his way up the academy until he made his debut for the first team in 2019. since then he has made 129 appearances for the club and has one cap for england. but so far the
striker has not made any response to the allegations on social media. thank you for that. up to 16,000 people are still without power in scotland and the north east of england, a day after storm malik blew in, killing two people. a second weather front, storm corrie, is on its way headed for the same region, with gusts up to 90mph. here's phil bodmer. crushed by the might of storm malik. and we paid 12,000 for it last year. it's only got 50,000 miles. i am gutted, absolutely gutted. in aberdeenshire natalie and her partner had a narrow escape as this enormous tree came crashing down on their home. i had just gone through to the bedroom because the power had gone off and as i went through i could see the tree falling and at that
point i started shouting, tree, and ran through, and he decided to leap over the sofa and we got into the safety of our kitchen. yesterday, a 60—year—old woman was killed after being struck by a fallen tree. in england in staffordshire a nine—year—old boy also lost his life after being hit by a tree. today, thousands are still without electricity. some outages could continue into the week. it some outages could continue into the week. , ~' ., some outages could continue into the week. , ~ ., , ., week. it is unknown in terms of storm curry _ week. it is unknown in terms of storm curry but _ week. it is unknown in terms of storm curry but we _ week. it is unknown in terms of storm curry but we are - week. it is unknown in terms of i storm curry but we are committed week. it is unknown in terms of - storm curry but we are committed to restoring _ storm curry but we are committed to restoring power— storm curry but we are committed to restoring power for— storm curry but we are committed to restoring power for those _ storm curry but we are committed to restoring power for those impacted i restoring power for those impacted by store _ restoring power for those impacted by store malik_ restoring power for those impacted by store malik as _ restoring power for those impacted by store malik as soon _ restoring power for those impacted by store malik as soon as _ restoring power for those impacted by store malik as soon as possible. j by store malik as soon as possible. with the _ by store malik as soon as possible. with the clean—up _ by store malik as soon as possible. with the clean—up from _ by store malik as soon as possible. with the clean—up from storr - by store malik as soon as possible. with the clean—up from storr malik barely able to get under way, large swathes of the uk are bracing for another battering. storm corrie is expected to bring gusts of up to 90 miles an hour with the worst in scotland over night. rest centres have been set up where those affected can shelter. we are making sure all our road
teams and we have the right capacity ready for and tomorrow and juggling teams back and forth. amber and yellow weather warnings remain in place tonight as a storm corrie picks up. much of northern britain will be battening down. phil bodmer, bbc news, county durham. the government's latest coronavirus figures show there were more than 62,000 new cases recorded in the latest 24—hour period. it means there were more than 86,500 new cases on average per day in the last week. 85 deaths have been reported, that's of people who died within 28 days of a positive test, though some will have died of other causes. on average in the past week, there were 262 deaths per day. 0n vaccinations, more than 37.2 million people have now had a boosterjab, which means that nearly 65% of those aged 12 and over have now had three vaccine doses.
the streaming service spotify says it's working to add a content advisory to any podcast episode that includes a discussion about covid—19 — after a row about misinformation. the musiciansjoni mitchell and neil young asked for their songs to be removed from the platform in protest at its work with joe rogan, a us broadcaster who has interviewed vaccine—sceptics. relatives of those who died in londonderry on what became known as "bloody sunday" have held a walk of remembrance in the city to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the shootings by the british army. members of the parachute regiment opened fire on a civil rights march, killing 13 people, with an inquiry later finding that the demonstrators had posed no threat. 0ur ireland correspondent emma vardy has more. re—tracing the steps of those who set out on a peaceful protest but never returned. today, the city of derry relived the memories.
amid escalating violence, in 1972, thousands had gathered for a rally to protest against interment, the power to imprison people without trial. when disturbances broke out, soldiers from the parachute regiment moved in to make arrests and opened fire. 13 unarmed civilians were shot dead. and this became the defining image of the tragedy as people tried to rescue 17—year—old jackie duddy whose sister walked in his footsteps today. i'll never move on from 50 years on, just heartbroken, yes. and it still hurts same as all that time ago. the british soldiers on these streets always maintained they believed they were under attack. the families of the victims fought a long campaign to clear their loved ones�* names. not only that they murdered people and maimed people,
they told lies about them, and their families. the events of bloody sunday continue to be felt through the generations. today was a good moment of commemoration but half a century on, the legal battles over what happened here are still unresolved. today, ireland's prime minister came to support the families who are still fighting a decision to drop charges against one of the soldiers involved in bloody sunday. and the uk government wants to end all prosecutions relating to the conflict. i don't believe there should be any amnesties for anybody. and i believe that the full process of the courts and justice should be deployed. bloody sunday was a watershed moment in northern ireland and a deeply harboured sense of injustice here continues to be carried forward today. emma vardy, bbc news, derry.
with all the rest of the day's sport, here's karthi gnanasegaram at the bbc sport centre. clive. as well as today's dramatic australian open men's final, there was a thrilling end to the women's test match between england and australia. it has been described by the england captain heather knight as "probably the best women's test match ever". england were chasing a record 257 and were on course for an incredible victory, but they finished 12 runs short, and with australia having declared their innings, the match was drawn. australia have a six points to four lead in this multi—format ashes series. nesta magregor reports. it was a clever decision. just before tea on the last day, australia declared, setting england a tempting target of 257. it would be a record chase for heather knight's side, but the captain couldn't repeat her first innings century. trapped lbw, much to her disgust.
and a heroic effort from sofia dunkley followed. 45 from just 32 balls. nat szyba top scored on 58, but captain meg lanning put a stop to that. beth mooney was superhuman, diving for a catch despite breaking herjaw in two places before the series began. england lost six wickets for just 26 runs, and suddenly switched to survival mode. kate cross blocked out the final over as england ensured the points were shared. the ashes are alive, just. australia only have to win one of the three one—day internationals to retain them. england have to win them all. nesta mcgregor, bbc news. england's men are playing a winner takes all game in the final match of their t20 series against west indies. rovman powell hit four sixes as west indies made 179
for four off their 20 overs, setting england a target of 180 to win. england are currently 67—2. the two sides are level at 2—2 in the series. everton are set to announce that frank lampard has agreed a deal to become their new manager. lampard has completed the formalities of a two—and—a—half year deal which is expected to be confirmed tomorrow. the former chelsea and derby manager replaces rafael benitez who left everton earlier this month. mo salah was involved in both of egypt's goals as the seven—time africa cup of nations champions beat morocco 2—1 after extra time to reach the semifinals. salah scored egypt's first and combined with trezeguet for their second. senegal are also into the final four after defeating equatorial guinea 3—1. there's more on the bbc sport website including results from the fourth round of the women's fa cup and from golf�*s dubai dessert classic. that's it. there's more throughout the evening on the bbc news channel,
earlier my colleague martine croxall spoke to admiral lord west, who is a former first sea lord and chief of naval staff. she asked him what he thinks the international community should do about president putin. well, i think we've got to be robust but equally i think we should be looking for an agreement that is acceptable to all parties. although putin i think has been behaving very badly, he has a history of very bad behaviour, there is no doubt that some of the issues he's mentioned, there is some relevance in them. for example, although putin understands very clearly that nato he has a history of very bad behaviour, there is no doubt that some of the issues he's mentioned, there is some relevance in them. for example, although putin understands very clearly that nato is a defensive alliance, the average russian, and i've spoken to lots of russians when i visited russia, actually see nato as a threat and have seen as a threat partly because of propaganda over the years in the soviet union and russia. whatever the reason, that's how they perceive it.
it was not helped, and i spoke in the house eight years ago on this, by people loosely saying, let's let the ukraine and georgia join. they were by no means ready to meet the criteria to join nato and saying it was reallyjust poking the bear with a stick. so i don't think anyone thinks ukraine is likely tojoin nato in the next five to ten years. so there's surely some scope there to come up with something. similarly to crimea, it was unacceptable that he invaded it but you need to look at the history of it as well. these things aren't clear—cut but what is very clear is we must not sacrifice any of our absolutely fundamental beliefs. we can't let putin take us back to the situation in europe that was there when the soviet union existed. i'm afraid at times putin feels very sad about that soviet union going and doesn't really care about the self—determination of those countries that were in those days satellite countries of the soviet union. hello. if you wanted to sum up the weather
for the week ahead in just one word, windy would do it. on saturday we saw storm malik producing scenes like these across the north of britain and ahead, the wind will be a notable feature but monday potentially bringing some of the strongest of winds thanks to storm corrie which has been deepening in the atlantic approaching the north of scotland through sunday. this mass of cloud pulling away from the north—east of the us, the north—easter produced the snow and produced the winds and the remnants of the storm could brew up another area of low pressure, and it looks like it will at the moment heading this way later in the week. here goes corrie as we go into monday, diving its way south across the north sea into the low countries. there will be a strong north—westerly wind following on behind that storm, still with the risk of damage and disruption, certainly into the early part of monday, for the north of scotland and then into the middle of the day along the north sea coast.
high tides with the strong winds and a risk of coastal flooding. quite a bit of sunshine, a windy day for everyone, feeling chilly, between 5 and 9 degrees as our highs. overnight in some areas, temperatures may even go up as this cloud pulls in and pulls in milder air from the atlantic. it will be a murky start across southern britain, clear sky further north, but 5 degrees on monday daytime and in aberdeen just four by the end of the night and further south, between five and 7 degrees, milder areas for tuesday, there is the pocket of milder air. even into the middle of the week, there is the milder air that wins out, fronts trying to sink south about this area of high pressure bringing a lot of the rain, by the time they get into the south of britain. tuesday and wednesday, best summarised as a couple of days bringing generous amounts of cloud, brighter to the north later on, on tuesday, then wednesday another fairly big mass of
cloud coming in from the atlantic. not producing much rain, the best chance of that would probably be across scotland. further south, gloomy skies but it stays dry, it is windy, the winds lighter on wednesday on the mild side 12 or 13 degrees. remember the area of low pressure? it looks like later in the week heading to scandinavia, trailing a cold front south on thursday and friday, moving back into much colder air to finish off the week. this front, possibly the best chance of seeing rain in the south of britain overnight into friday but it will be pretty scant, friday dry to the south, frequent showers on the north—westerly wind in the north and west of scotland and they do look like they will be wintry. again, windy for the end of the week, turning colder, most notably on friday,
with the arrival of wintry showers. most interestingly is the rainfall accumulations for the week ahead, the totals for the next five days, to the south of the uk, for quite a few areas, there is no rain in ourforecast. more significant accumulations in the north and west, but it may turn out that this january ends up being one of the driest on record. we will keep you up to date.
hello. this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment. first the headlines. hundreds more british troops could be sent to eastern europe amid fears russia is preparing to invade ukraine. manchester united footballer mason greenwood has been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault following allegations on social media.