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this is bbc news. the headlines at 2... a major climbdown by the conservatives on social care. now the prime minister says costs will be capped. we have not changed the principles of the policy we set out in our manifesto. those policies... those policies remain the same. labour says students starting university in september when have to pay tuition fees if they win the election. the electoral commission says seven million people haven't yet registered to vote — tonight is the deadline for registration. and in the next hour — we'll be looking at president trump's arrival in israel, where he's said countries must work together for a peaceful future in the region. we get a sneak preview at the
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world's ‘s famous flower show. we get a sneak preview at the world's ‘s famous flower show. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. the conservatives have performed a rapid climbdown over their central manifesto pledge on social care. theresa may, in a campaign speech in wrexham, said their plans include a consultation on a cap — or in her words an "absolute limit" on the money people will need to pay. it's unclear what that cap will be. the conservatives had proposed that those needing care would have to meet the costs by forfeiting all but the last £100,000
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of their assets, including the value of their property. 0ur political correspondent chris mason reports. huge bills and a big question. who should pick up the tab and when four hour care should pick up the tab and when four hourcare in should pick up the tab and when four hour care in old age? last thursday, the conservatives suggested a major overhaul of the social care system in england. 0pposition parties and others piled on to criticise the plan did not include a limit on how much it could cost families. now, just four days on, the change. we are proposing the right funding model for social care. we will make sure maybe as to sell their family home to pay for the careful we'll make sure there is a limit on what
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people have to pay and you will never go below £100,000 of your savings, so you will always have something to pass on to your family. that is quite a change. currently, in england, you pay to care if you have assets more than £23,250. under new plans, the prime minister says that although up to £100,000. so nobody with assets less than apple have to pgy- with assets less than apple have to pay. the new calculation will include the value of your house, evenif include the value of your house, even if you are cared for at home. now a significant shift from what is in here, the conservative manifesto. there will be an upper limit on the bills families can face. but, and this is a huge but, theresa may will not say what the upper limit will be. has she done another u-turn, jeremy? be. has she done another u-turn, jeremy? apparently. labour leader jeremy? apparently. labour leader jeremy corbyn says... at tory u-turn on social care would be extremely welcome. i want this country to face
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up welcome. i want this country to face up to its responsibilities, for those who need care, eitherfrail, elderly, those with special needs, disabilities or learning difficulties. from the liberal democrats... tyre—macro this is theresa may's manifest in meltdown. sima it leaves millions of people up and down the country in a state huge uncertainty. we know the dementia tax will happen and there will be some changes. people will have to pay more money and sell homes but they do not know where and how. here is an insight into conservative jitters about their social care policy. critics have called this the dementia tax. here an advert paid for by the tories tried to put their side of the story. are you embarrassed by the u—turn, prime minister? the colossal challenge of how to pay for our old age has
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provoked a big shift in policy right in the middle of the election campaign. 0ur chief political correspondent vicki young is in wrexham for us. a u—turn, climb—down. whatever word you use, it is clear that theresa may did not like it. rather a major u—turn. may did not like it. rather a major u-turn. yes, that is right. doing a com plete u-turn. yes, that is right. doing a complete change of what was in your ma nifesto complete change of what was in your manifesto just four days previously, i cannot remember the last time a kind of thing happened. it was not on the conservative party grid for the general election campaign. it is clear when you look at the ma nifesto, clear when you look at the manifesto, it is notjust that they talked about changing the social ca re system talked about changing the social care system in very general terms, they were quite specific when they talked about the fact you get to keep £100,000 of your wealth no matter how much you spend, you will be left
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with that to hand onto your children. also saying your house will be included in the assessment for the first time. there was detailing now but no mention whatsoever of a cap. a cap is a fundamental thing when it comes to this policy for the david cameron was planning to bring one in at £72,000. no mention of that in the tory manifesto. theresa may sounding pretty angry at times during those questions from journalists when she was being challenged on all of this, saying the principal had not changed. she meant that wealthier people will still be asked to contribute more and it will not go to more general taxation. that is the problem she is trying to solve. she is trying to paint herself as somebody who was trying to come up with solutions to a difficult problem that has been coming down the track for some time and has been ignored by many previous governments. the problem is, having talked about being strong and stable throughout the election campaign, her opponents are saying she is wobbling. wobbling. something that has raised the bigger question than
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the u—turn itself or that she has not said how much the cap will be. yes. that is now, of course, going to bea yes. that is now, of course, going to be a problem for her. she is heading back to london to do a bbc interview, of course she'll be asked several times whether b. that is fundamentally important. what is interesting is why this has come about. talking to conservative candidates, for them, the policy came out of the blue. we think the cabinet ministers it came out of the blue. it was not discussed enough and appeared in the manifesto. the baby and appeared in the manifesto. the ba by we nt and appeared in the manifesto. the baby went out on the doorstep talking about it, it did not go down very well. people were attracted by the —— the idea of keeping £100,000, some wealthy people had an awful lot to lose. saying it was unfair. if you have a physical illness, you're treated on the nhs and that is free but if it is something like dementia, you would have to pay for it. there were clearly some problems
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with this. theresa may knew it was a difficult subject to be tackling that she was making the case she was being strong and challenging this head on. of course it has crumbled after just four days and head on. of course it has crumbled afterjust four days and is not the image she wants to put forward. thank you. tonight, as part of his ongoing series of interviews with all the main party leaders, andrew neil will be interviewing theresa may , that's on bbc one at 7 o'clock. no doubt that u—turn will be raised. labour says it would bring forward its pledge to scrap tuition fees to include students starting university in england this autumn — if it wins the election. the party also says that students who are part—way through their courses would not have to pay for the remaining years. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn accused the conservatives of having "held students back for too long". since the fees have gone up to 9000
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under the coalition government, the numbers of working—class youngsters going to university have declined and the number of university applications have started to go down. surely we should be investing in ourfuture. somebody down. surely we should be investing in our future. somebody who does not achieve the profession they want, nursing, teaching, medicine in some other form, nursing, teaching, medicine in some otherform, engineering, whatever it happens to be, they lose out. we, as a society, loses out because we have lost a qualified person who can help improve industries and our services. joining me now from scarborough is our news correspondent danjohnson. quite costly promise but one which will play well with students. that has been the focus of the labour party today, trying to appeal to younger voters and getting them to register to vote. the deadline is tonight. that has been a big part of the campaign, pushing people to get registered. more young people if
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they vote tend to support labour. if young people are used about the policies and want to vote for them, make sure they register so they have the opportunity, when we get to election day. bringing forward the scrapping of tuition fees are making it apply to students who are already at university is a big way to bring on board some of those young people. they talk about the costing of this because that tends to be the question that dogs on a lot of their policies. indeed, yes. it is a costly move. it means putting more money into young people, money which many would say is not available to do the things they have said they will do to protect older people's benefits. that has dogged jeremy corbyn, whether his policies are properly costed, realistic and affordable. he says they have been through it all and done the maths. hundreds of people in scarbrough waiting for him to come and talk to them. john prescott is expected here as well. also rabble—rouser on the
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campaign trail. a lot of questions about whether could deliver his promises if he were in government. the green party has outlined 10 key election pledges in its manifesto — saying it will offer a "message of hope" to voters. the party says it plans to "roll back privatisation of the nhs" and give people a referendum on the terms of a brexit deal. 0ur political correspondent eleanor garnier reports. the greens are a party with notjust one but two leaders. in central london today, they set out what they called big and bold ideas which they insisted were possible. this election is about what kind of future we want for our children. it is about protecting our values of openness, of compassion, cooperation. it's about our promise that a confident and caring future is possible. if we work together, if we do politics differently, and if we dare to be more ambitious. the party's policies include holding a second referendum on the terms of any brexit deal. they want to explore having
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a universal basic income and a shorter working week, plus they've got a long—term aim to scrap university tuition fees in england and all existing student loan debt. they're defending one seat, but hoping to win over voters in places such as bristol west. i feel like a lot of green supporters are now maybe going more labour because labour maybe have more of a chance but i'm still a green supporter. i wouldn't personally vote for the green party, but i can see them becoming a force in the future with labour taking a back seat. the greens say they're standing up for young people and the environment, but they've stood aside in more constituencies than they're likely to win in the hope it will help labour and the liberal democrats. pushing for a progressive alliance has led to criticism they'll end up in a coalition of chaos. they want to transform politics — to do that, they first
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need to get elected. eleanor garnier, bbc news. facebook‘s internal rules for regulating what it 2 billion users can and cannot post on the site had been leaked four. the documents appear to show the company tolerate certain violent threats, forms of bullying and live videos of self harm. facebook is recruiting an extra 3000 people to its operations tea m extra 3000 people to its operations team to help moderate the site. earlier our technology correspondent explained has admitted in the league was. there were nearly 2 billion people on facebook. they are sharing all kinds of material. the company is really struggling to keep up with the sheer volume of material and the volume of complaints. it says it gets 6 million complaints about fake accou nts million complaints about fake accounts per week. that is a tiny aspect of what it does. this is
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basically a training manual that has been leaked, laying out some of the principles. some of them will strike people are strange. some of them will strike people as obvious. videos of violent deaths can be marked as disturbing that they don't a lwa ys marked as disturbing that they don't always have to be deleted because they help to create awareness. photos of animal abuse can be shared as long as they are marked disturbing again. and you can say certain things about ordinary people. you can say, i want to kill my boyfriend and they will decide thatis my boyfriend and they will decide that is not a credible threat. if you said about a world leader like donald trump, that would be deleted. facebook has now moved into a world where it is effectively a media organisation. it is publishing vast amounts of content. it has been too lax with looking at the content. it is now finally beginning to clear up. it will face a constant argument. there are two sides to all
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of these issues. last year, they deleted the famous photograph of a naked vietnamese girl running down the street having been involved in a napalm attack. that was deemed offensive because she was naked. there was an outcry with that and it was restored. there are fine lines to be drawn. asjournalists, we know about the fine lines that we have to make the decisions every day. in some ways it is quite gratifying to see facebook facing the same kind of pressures . you are watching bbc news was the headlines. theresa may denies u—turn --uttin a , ti on costs ~ m --uttin a , ti on costs willand --uttin a , ti on costs will be says putting a cap on costs will be an option. labour says students starting university this autumn will not have to pay tuition fees if it wins the election. president trump has arrived in israel where he is meeting israeli and palestinian
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leaders. he is also visiting some holy sites. who would expectjohn terry would leave like this? three punters have been paid out after betting on his 26 minute substitution. not for sale. the arsenal majority shareholder says he is committed to the club a i; et? "f next ‘ but — next ‘ but 2, : time — 555 iel 55=5 555: 5l5 55=5 555 5x55 555 iel 5555 555: 555 555 5555 555 ‘more 7 555 iel 5555 555: 555 555 5=55 555 ‘rngre 5555555 i 555 iel 5555 555: 555 555 5=55 555 1555553335555 i will a few more england players. i will be back with more on all those stories at 2:30 p.m.. donald trump has arrived in israel, on the second leg of his tour of the middle east and europe. his visit is expected to focus on reviving the middle east peace process. speaking in tel aviv, he said there was a "rare opportunity to bring peace and stability" to the region by working together. he was welcomed by the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu, and tomorrow will meet the palestinian leader mahmoud abbas. here's our correspondent yolande knell. direct from riyadh, president trump took the first official
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flight from saudi arabia to arrive in israel. two countries with no diplomatic relations. he wants to project the idea that he's ready to do things in his own way. with a fanfare, israel's leaders turned out to greet their country's greatest ally. president trump is going to spend just one day here, but he's come in pursuit of what he's called the toughest deal to make between israel and the palestinians. he is hoping that his experience as a businessman could help him succeed where so many others have failed. we have before us a rare opportunity to bring security, stability and peace to this region, and to its people. defeating terrorism, and creating a future of harmony, prosperity and peace. but we can only get there working together. there is no other way.
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mr trump has already disappointed many israelis. he promised to move the us embassy from tel aviv tojerusalem, his next stop. however, all the signs are that won't happen now. with a warning that recognising israeli sovereignty over the city would inflame tensions with the palestinians. but one american israeli close to mr trump remains positive. the relationship with israel has been repaired. again, eight years of 0bama, the american—israel relationship was described as putting daylight between the united states and israel. there is no daylight any more, we are together as we should be. in ramallah, palestinians want mr trump to show commitment to the idea of creating a palestinian state. to move forward in a two—state solution, it starts with recognising the state of palestine and getting the boot of occupation off of our neck. that's something the us could pressure israel into doing, if they would be serious about holding israel accountable. on this brief trip,
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president trump is meeting israeli and palestinian leaders. while an immediate return to peace talks isn't expected, there should soon be a clearer sense of how this white house believes a future deal could take shape. 0ur correspondent lyse doucet is in jerusalem. the president learning that what you can promise when you are running for president and what you deliver when you are president well, they are much more nuanced, aren't they? as president trump famously said, 0bamacare, the president trump famously said, 0bamaca re, the affordable president trump famously said, 0bamacare, the affordable care act, was small, located than he thought. he will soon find out the art of the deal when it comes to peacemaking between israelis and palestinians is even more complicated. you have to
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acknowledge his overwhelming optimism to come right in and start talking about peace from the get go, right on the tarmac when he arrived on the first direct flight from riyadh to tel aviv and start talking about the peace process and the unsha keable bond between about the peace process and the unshakeable bond between israel and the united states of america. he is talking about it. the peace process has been moribund for a few years. he will have to do quite a bit to a contract. we are seeing the president and the first lady at the church of the holy sepulchre. there will be some moments that are historic. truly historic. the president and the first lady were up the church, one of the holiest sites will christianity, the place where christians believe jesus will christianity, the place where christians believejesus was crucified and buried and then came back from the dead. now he has moved
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on to the western wall, a significant place for the dues. you can see president trump wearing a kippur. his daughter converted to judaism to marry her husband. a very orthodox family. this is described asa orthodox family. this is described as a private visit, a very important visit for the family, but also a deeply political visit. so much symbolism. the western wall is the last remaining segment of the retaining wall around what dues revere as the second temple, way back to the time of herod the great. pa rt back to the time of herod the great. part of a broader compound known as temple mount, the most holy site of judaism, the holy of holies will stop it is also sacred to muslims, who corliss area then noble sanctuary for he will approach the wall. you can see him with a leading
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rabbi, who is explaining some of history. he is likely to put his prep into the crack of the western wall. you can see the intense security. it is supposed to be a personal visit. the cameras are everywhere. women cannot go to the western wall. his daughter is being taken to a separate part of the wall where women pray. that has been controversial for jewish where women pray. that has been controversial forjewish women. there she is, also being accompanied. explaining the visit —— the significance of this area to her. the first family of the united states. you can see if anger at the end with a very fetching hat, coming right to the wall now. president trump is now again approaching the
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wall. it is very interesting the speeches that president trump has made, the speech in riyadh, focusing on islam and the battle against extremism. it was noticed how may times he referred to god, how many times he referred to god, how many times he referred to god, how many times he referred to faith. amman, famously as candidate, had criticised islam and spoke about muslims as heating americans, referred to radical islamic terrorism. he's talks are very different language. he has come from saudi arabia and now to the heart of the jewish world. on the issue of jerusalem, mixed signals from the president, who initially talked about bringing the american embassy from jerusalem to tel aviv. now perhaps not. this is one of many
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issues where we are seeing a change in language and a change in policy by the trump administration. watch where he will put his hand. it is private but if you are an american president, very little is private. you wonder what is going through his mind. he said he wants to make the ultimate deal. he was very clear he wanted to move the american embassy tojerusalem. all wanted to move the american embassy to jerusalem. all the american presidents have said they would but never did it. only after donald trump met king abdullah ofjordan that he got some advice that now he is putting his prayer into the crack in the wall, a private prayer. arab leaders told him that to move the embassy would be very explosive. he took that advice. he is
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disappointed. the 24th isjerusalem day. it is 50 days and israeli troops took the old city back. again more prayers for president trump. joel kushner in the back, an observant due. —— gerald. they had to get permission to travel to the saudi capital. they are not supposed to touch anything electrical. it is a day of prayer and a day of quiet. hugely symbolic for israelis watching this. in israel they are watching this. in israel they are watching a split screen where they are seeing president trump leaving and ivanka trump. highly symbolic. there is no more explosive issue.
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this is the most explosive area of real estate in the world. we will be back to you later. thank you very much. people who want to vote on the 8th ofjune people who want to vote on the 8th of june have people who want to vote on the 8th ofjune have until one minute to midnight to ensure they are registered. according to the electoral commission 7 million people are not on the register, including 30% of people aged under 24. iam including 30% of people aged under 24. i am joined including 30% of people aged under 24. iamjoined by including 30% of people aged under 24. i am joined by someone from a nonparty political charity aimed at protecting the rights of young voters. it sounds like they are missing out. probably since the last election, about 1.2 million people have come of age, got to 18 so they can have come of age, got to 18 so they ca n vote. have come of age, got to 18 so they can vote. a lot of them are not
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registered. a lot of them are registering in a last ditch attempt to register. it has long been a pattern it tends to be older people who can be relied upon to vote and younger people for whom it is hard to get out. there is a really big generational gradient in how much people vote. the 18 to 25 category, only 40% voted. the older age group, 25-34, that only 40% voted. the older age group, 25—34, that was 50%. the average was 65%. the over 65, three quarters of them vote. there really is a challenge to get younger people to register and to vote. when you talk to young people, what is holding them back? can they not be bothered? are they apathetic? is it the lifestyle, they a re are they apathetic? is it the lifestyle, they are always studying and it is hard to be in the one place? we have an archaic voting
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system. we work on a thursday when people work. we have a system that does not allow electronic voting. the system itself does not help. there are other reasons. some are disillusioned by the results of recent referendums or elections where they feel they voted one way and their view is being ignored. another thing, younger people are much more likely to be interested in single issues. they are not as tribal as older people. in the 2015 election, we have seen younger people are much more willing to change sides. they are more mobile voting block will stop overall, do we see a pattern? they think younger people are more likely to vote labour because of the lifestyle they are living with finances and so on. that has been right. in 2015, 40% of younger people voted labour and 27
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voted conservative. that pattern may well continue. what we have seen in politics is intergenerational issues coming to the fore. the question of tuition fees and the ageing population and how much they should pay for that own care, whether they should use their housing wealth to pay for it. these are questions of intergenerational fairness and that is engaging young people. how much do political parties tend to focus on different demographics and think, we need something for these people and something for those? how much is it on their minds question of young people could come and vote but traditionally do not.|j people could come and vote but traditionally do not. i havejust read all the manifestos, the ones that are published. that is not the most gripping thing. they use language of intergenerational fairness, concerned about doing this for the next generation. they are divided about what they think is fair. they are reluctant to
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highlight differences of intergenerational interest. jeremy corbyn suggested there is a risk of creating an intergenerational war. really there are differences with economic interests. that does not require generations to fight it out. it does require a decision as to how you allocate resources. you are nonparty political you would encourage everyone to register before the deadline tonight. thank you. it is time to go to the balcony. a vote for nick miller is a vote for sunshine! sunshine across some parts of the uk, a bit of a sunshine across some parts of the uk, a bit ofa mix. the sunshine across some parts of the uk, a bit of a mix. the story of this week is for increasing sunshine by the end of the week and he's just about everywhere for a time. —— heat about everywhere for a time. —— heat about everywhere. across the midlands, east anglia, east yorkshire, lincolnshire, south wales, some heavy showers moving
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through northern ireland and eastern scotla nd through northern ireland and eastern scotland as we go through the afternoon and evening. some of those will continue. maybe thundery, with hail. you get contrasting temperatures between those seeing the downpours and those in the sunshine. we hit 25 celsius in london. this evening, still some heavy downpours across eastern parts of scotland, running through the northern isles. later in the night, all dry, with some freezing micro weather across northern ireland and scotland. a mild night for england and wales. tomorrow, dry for the vast majority. around south—west england, the coast, increasing cloud. north—west scotland, at the end of the day, outbreaks of rain coming back. even where you have some sunshine, compared with today, temperatures down a little bit. they start going up later in the week. hello.
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this is bbc news. let's look at the headlines. theresa may is being accused of making a major u—turn over her controversial pledge to reform social care funding. she said the plans will now include the option of a limit on the amount people will be charged for care at home. labour says it will scrap tuition fees for students in england and wales starting university this september, if it wins the election. the conservative party have said that the number of poorer students going to university is higher than ever. president donald trump has arrived in israel, where he is holding talks with both israeli and palestinian leaders. the president says there is a rare opportunity to bring peace and security to the middle east. facebook is being urged to answer questions about how it moderates online posts, after a leak to the guardian revealed how the internet giant decides if posts are too violent, sexual, or support terrorism. facebook insists that the safety of its users is a priority. 0k,
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ok, let's have a look at the sports news. let's join holly. good afternoon. was the long goodbye that left fans baffled. three punters have received pay—outs following the 26th minute substitution. he revealed afterwards that the exit was preplanned. 0ne bookmaker has revealed it had accepted bets on the specific time of the first half substitution with odds of 100—1. arsenal majority shareholder stan kroenke says his shares are not, and have never been, for sale. the american insisted he was still committed to the club, in response to the recent one—billion pound bid by alisher usmanov, who already owns a 30% stake. usmanov said kroenke should bear huge responsibility for arsenal's failure to qualify for the champions league for the first time in 20 years. gordon strachan has called up brighton strikerjamie murphy
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and aberdeen duo kenny mclean and mark reynolds to the scotland squad for their world cup qualifier against england on 10th june. murphy helped brighton to promotion to the premier league this season. he's been in previous squads but never won a cap. defender reynolds is also uncapped and midfielder mclean has one to his name. wicketkeeper sarah taylor's been named in the england squad for the women's world cup this summer. she rejoined the camp last month, after taking a year—long break to deal with anxiety problems. heather knight has been named as captain. england's first match is against india on 24thjune — and taylor needs to be back to full fitness to make the side. it has been a long journey for her, an incredible year. she will have learned a lot about herself, a lot of battles. the first one is sometimes getting out of bed and going downstairs. she has done really, really well. she feels confident enough to put herself
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forward for selection. we have a bit of time to go yet for her to keep doing what we call a graduated return, and that is what she has done. she has done each stage at a time, each day at a time, and she has managed to conquer most of her battles at the moment. the england men's team are now preparing for the icc champions trophy which begins on friday. one of their star players, ben stokes, was voted the 2017 indian premier league's most valuable player earlier, and speaking to our reporter patrick gearey, he says he wants to return to the ipl next year, but with a few more england players too. it would be great in the future of maybe the whole england team could possibly be out there. you know, it's not just possibly be out there. you know, it's notjust the possibly be out there. you know, it's not just the fact of possibly be out there. you know, it's notjust the fact of playing in the tournament, it is the exposure that you get as a player. you know, playing in high—pressure situations, against all of the best players in the world. whether you have guys bowling 150 or guys knocking it out of the park. if you don't hit the areas you want to bowl. a great
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experience and i think everybody that goes out there becomes a better player. the union of rugby players in england has rejected plans to extend the premiership season, saying they would have a "seriously detrimental" effect on player welfare. premiership rugby announced that the 2019—20 season would start in early september and finish in latejune, making it 10 months long — or 11 months for players involved in international summer tours. the rugby players' association said the proposal was "not viable". double formula one champion fernando alonso will start from fifth on the grid at his indy 500 debut on sunday. the spaniard's taking part in the race in a bid to land the triple crown of motorsport, by adding the indy 500 and le mans 24 hours titles to his monaco grand prix victories. alonso hadn't driven an indy car before the start of this month. he'll be one of 32 drivers on the starting grid. it was comfortable. i think the car felt really 0k. the end the day, you
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are here, once you secure the top nine, you are safe. you know whatever happens today you are a good spot for the race. we push a little bit, at one point in the morning we didn't know if we were able to start because we had to change the engine. i'm happy that we are here and competitive. that's all sport for now. i'll have more in the next hour. the bbc has learned that a police inquiry into an nhs—run mental health unit in essex is investigating up to 20 deaths. it follows fresh investigations into the death of matthew leahy, who was found hanged at linden centre in 2012. matthew was 20 when he died. his mother, melanie leahy, said her talks with essex police suggested the cases had taken place in the last 17 years. 0ur reporter simon cox has been investigating for the victoria derbyshire programme. sweet, kind, mischievous. little rascal at times. my entire world. matthew leahy, a bright, sporty student. in his teens, he began smoking cannabis and having hallucinations.
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by 2012, his mental health had spiralled. matthew was a patient at the linden centre, run by the north essex partnership trust. a week after being admitted, the centre phoned his mum. and the doctor... just said, er... "matthew's been found hanging, it doesn't look good." i couldn't breathe, ifell to the floor on my knees. just 20 when he died, at his inquest the jury recorded an open verdict. each patient supposedly has a care plan, and it came to light that matthew had no care plan, he had no key worker, no—one knew, for two days there wasn't even any observation sheets, so where was he? the police report says, "matthew was taken to a place of safety." it was the most unsafe place he could have been.
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i remember him texting me, "mum, please let me come home, i'm in hell here." the inquestjury said matthew had been subjected to a series of multiple failings and missed opportunities over a long period of time. after the inquest, the coroner suggested that the trust told a public inquiry into matthew's death, but they said it would be too expensive and it would take money away from frontline services. we've learned essex police have launched an investigation into deaths at the linden centre going back to the year 2000. now, the police won't say exactly how many cases they're looking at, but one source has told us that it could be as many as 20 deaths being investigated. the trust said it was improving systems to ensure investigations are carried out rigorously and thoroughly, and that learning shared across the entire organisation. they are also undertaking a full ligature audit, removing items that could be used by patients to take their own lives. that's what melanie leahy‘s trying to ensure, by supporting other
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families going through the same trauma she faced. at the coroner's court, she's meeting another member of the club, lisa morris, whose son ben hung himself in the linden centre in 2008. i do believe ben's death is one of the 20—odd that they are looking into, and that makes me angry as well. since 2000, ben's death, that's 17 years ago. 17 years. why have they left it 17 years? can the police inquiries into deaths at the linden centre restore trust for the grieving families, whose relatives died in the place they were supposed to be safe? and you can watch the full 12 minute report on the victoria derbyshire programme
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page at bbc.co.uk/victoria. another thing that is key in the general election for many is immigration. our home affairs correspondent dominic casciani looks now at how calls for controls are raising complex questions for business, and which politicians might not be ready to answer. fast, efficient business is good business. this is the packing plant for kingston technology. it makes memory sticks in asia, ships them to the uk and distributes them to europe, africa and the middle east. it deliberately located here as a gateway to global trade. the company's growth tells the story of economic immigration. it's a story of workers from around the world. my name is... a multilingual sales and support team keep kingston competitive. staff from 35 countries selling to customers in at least 20 languages.
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i don't think that immigration means that people like me are taking jobs away from uk people. myjob requires me to have french as my mother tongue and speak several other languages which make it easierfor a person from another country. kingston says it struggles to find multilingual brits because many emigrate. so is it worried about what's likely to be the end of free movement after brexit? once you have made an investment decision like we did 20 years ago and have a committed workforce here, it's very difficult to make a decision to move away. however, there are always new businesses being set up and companies who today make that decision might decide to to it in berlin or in france or somewhere else. net migration has been running around two—and—a—half times the prime minister's target. new figures are coming
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later this week. labour won't put a figure on its ideal level. campaigners for controls say it's time for change. the high levels of migration frankly are a relatively recent development of a recent phenomenon. that's something that we can address perfectly well, bring in the skills that we need, bring in the people that we need and indeed bring numbers down to manageable levels. many experts say that while people have strong views on immigration, there's a lack of debate about the complex choices ahead for the type of nation we want to be. it's been 15 months in the planning and it's taken hundreds of people more than a month to build and create the stunning displays. and now the time has come for the chelsea flower show to open its gates. they open to the public tomorrow, and 160,000 visitors from around the world are expected to come over the next five days. sarah smith is there for us now.
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before a certain royal visit?l glorious day. in one way, you might say it is the ultimate in frivolity, making sure all of the blooms are perfect for today. you can see the green giraffe, and other animals behind me. chelsea has never been afraid to tackle some more difficult subjects as well. i was here last week, last year, and there was a modern slavery garden. today, this is the mind trap garden. it is part of the heads together campaign, asking us to talk about and look at mental health in a different way. it has been supported by the royal family, the duke and duchess of cambridge, and prince harry. if we go inside, you can see it changes from this very colourful outside two very different inside. the designer is ian price, sitting in the middle. you drew on your own issues with mental health, didn't you, to create the garden? yes, this garden is a true representation of what went on
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in my head and what i felt when i was at my worst. tell me why you are sitting in the middle of this black pond? to remind myself why i am here, if it wasn't for that going wrong, i would here, if it wasn't for that going wrong, iwould not here, if it wasn't for that going wrong, i would not be here. here, if it wasn't for that going wrong, iwould not be here. i don't regret anything that happened. how have you used what happened? tell me about this garden. it is 15 years of research to make it a reality. the main elements are the seat that i am sitting on, along with this water. it is bubbling slightly and rippling. the reflections you get are not true of yourself. the four walls around the back and in front of us, they can be seen both as a prison, but also our security and safety as well. we have four pathways that disappear around in between each of these four walls. they are potential avenues of help. but not every of them is going to be. you have to try one for you to know whether it works for you as an individual. a lot of the gardens at
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chelsea are beautiful, inspiring, you might want to try it at home. what do you hope people feel when they come into this garden? there are elements within the garden but anybody can use in terms of the planting combinations, the materials that are used. how things are combined. my main hope for this spaceis combined. my main hope for this space is that people get it and they are able to take at home with them and understand that if they suffer themselves or know somebody that does, they are not on their own, it is ok to not be ok. you did 15 years of research, you can have these ideas and draw the garden, but how was it recreating it in the confines of chelsea? the most scary, exciting, humbling and amazing experience i've ever had in my life. the team of people that made it happen is unreal, absolutely unreal. thanks very much. i hope you enjoy the rest of the week. this is one of 28 gardens here. there are dozens more floral displays, plants displays. it all opens to the public
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and rhs members from tomorrow. we have a summary of the business news in a moment. first, the headlines. theresa may denies a u—turn over plans for social care changes in the conservative ma nifesto. changes in the conservative manifesto. it says putting a cap on costs would be an option. labour says students starting university in england this autumn will not have to pay tuition fees if it wins the election. president trump arrives in israel and becomes the first sitting us president to visit the western wall, the holiest site injudaism. time flies, doesn't it? legal action brought by 9,000 investors who are seeking compensation from royal bank of scotland has been adjourned for a day. investors say they lost money on shares after being misled over the bank's financial health in the run—up to its near—collapse and £45 billion government bailout in 2008. they are demanding £520 million from the bank
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and four former directors — who deny any wrongdoing. the claimants are considering a new compensation dealfrom rbs, double its previous offer. the value of the pound has dropped — at times this morning it's been below $1.30. that's after a strong performance last week. some analysts say the weakening pound is down to the wobbly opinion polls and tough headlines over the weekend for theresa may, who is the city's preferred choice in the election. 0thers point to a strengthening dollar which rose after donald trump's performance at the start of his middle east tour. a cheaper pound has led to a surge in american tourists coming to the uk. the travel website expedia says summer bookings from across the atlantic rose 80% between january and march compared to the same period last year. ford motor company has named the head of its autonomous
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driving unit, jim hackett, as its new president and chief executive. the firm faces weak sales, falling profits and a sharp decline in its share price since its outgoing boss mark fields took the helm three years ago. joining me now from the floor of the new york stock exchange is samira hussain. so, mark fields, driving off into the sunset. what more do we know about the circumstances of his departure? well, investors were not happy when they looked at the direction and the share price for ford. there was a lot of concern that mark fields was not concentrating enough on the core business and also in terms of future technology. there is a lot to read into the fact that we are seeing the person who was the head of the d riverless person who was the head of the driverless technology is now taking the helm of ford. that is really
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where we need to see these kind of legacy car companies moving towards. that is where a lot of the development is. that is where a lot of the future is. that is what investors want to see. they want to see ford putting a lot of effort into that new technology, maybe start partnerships with silicon valley to really push through the d riverless valley to really push through the driverless technology. you mentioned some of the challenges that ford is facing. what do we know about the successor, jim hackett, and how he might deal with some of the challenges? well, he has a long track record of both being at ford and other corporate companies. there isa and other corporate companies. there is a lot of confidence within the board that he is going to be able to manage the company into the future. ford was under a lot of challenges. although we saw record car sales in the last few years, now we are going to be seeing a few years of much lighter car sales. that is because,
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after a few years of record sales, what goes up must come down at some point. that come on top of some of the other challengers, the loss of confidence from investors, it was really going to be a challenge for mark fields going into the future. that is why we are seeing that investors are feeling more confident with this shake—up in terms of management at ford. from the vibes you are getting at the stock exchange, do you think the change of leadership will go down well with investors and shareholders? certainly, if i look to my left, i can see that ford is trading just beside me and their shares are in the green. already, early on in the trading day, on the new york stock exchange, we are seeing that investors are looking at this as a positive move. there is going to be some growing pains and adjustment, because it is notjust the leadership that has changed, it is all kinds of positions. it is a real shovel, as they say. but there is a little bit more confidence that they are going to be seeing some efforts
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put into future technologies. thank you very much. almost half of company managers want the next government to prioritise access to the european single market and freedom of movement of people during the talks about leaving the eu. nearly half of managers surveyed by the chartered management institute think a deal that secures those 2 things would be the best outcome of the upcoming brexit negotiations. the research also found that managers' top priorities include securing trade deals with non—eu countries, and maintaining access to eu talent by guaranteeing the rights of existing eu residents already in the uk. ann francke, the chief executive of the chartered management institute explained more. we looked into the questions of what boosts productivity. we know that access to the right skills is a critical factor in that. we also know that access to free trade is important. so, not surprisingly, those were the two key priorities for our managers and leaders
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that we survey. equally important, on the third place, was investment in our infrastructure, as well as in boosting britain's skills. these are the things that managers want to see growth in the british economy and to raise productivity. here are some other stories we're looking at. the uk competition authority has looked into standard life's merger plans. it says it is considering whether the deal, which was announced in march, could be expected to reduce competition. leaked documents have revealed the ethical policies of the social media giant facebook. according to the uk's guardian newspaper, the company does not instruct employees to remove content showing violent death, abortion and self—harm. the news comes amid calls for facebook to play a bigger role in censoring content which some users may find offensive. airbus, the plane maker, has appointed a panel of independent consultants to try and stop corruption at the aerospace firm.
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it follows a series of investigations including uk regulators launching a bribery investigation at the company's jet division. the panel will be given access to "all levels of the company". the ftse 100 is up — doing better than the other european markets today. partly thanks to the fall in value of the pound — it's down against the dollar and the euro. that helps ftse100 companies that sell abroad. they get more pounds when they convert their earnings back into sterling. the price of oil is higher and so are metal prices. that's lifted the shares of mining companies like anglo american and rio tinto. royal bank of scotland shares, they are up after that delay to the legal action to try to reach a settlement investors. the market on wall street
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have just opened. i will tell you those in about an hour. you tease! a diamond ring bought forjust £10 at a car—boot sale 30 years ago is expected to fetch £350,000 at auction. the owner believed the large white diamond was a piece of costume jewellery when she bought it in the 1980s. she wore the spectacular stone for decades without realising its true value — even wearing it while she washed the dishes. in a moment the weather, but first i want to show you these extraordinary pictures of the moment a young girl was grabbed by a large sea lion in british columbia. the girl was sitting on a dock in richmond near vancouver watching the animal in the water before it grabbed her dress and pulled her into the water. a relative of the girljumped in and lifted her to safety. both were unhurt. there is a replay, just because we can. everybody is fine. good.
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let's look at the weather. it's going to be a hot one? temperature soaring across the uk, taking us into at least the start of next weekend. temperatures have been on the otherfor some next weekend. temperatures have been on the other for some parts of the uk so far today, but not everywhere, as we will see in a moment. this is the story of the weather, the big picture. the weather front giving some showers to scotland and northern ireland. high pressure building in right across the uk, dreyer, settled, warmer midweek. it is at the end of the week and into the start of next high pressure pushes away eastwards, we are drawing a clockwise flow around it, even warmer, even hotter, more humid as well. widespread sunshine and very warm and hot weather to come. that is all to come. as i mentioned, we are not quite there yet. some of us are we are not quite there yet. some of us are seeing we are not quite there yet. some of us are seeing some we are not quite there yet. some of us are seeing some rain today. a little sunshine peeking through the
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hazy cloud across west yorkshire. it has been dampened to parts of the la ke has been dampened to parts of the lake district. northern ireland and scotla nd lake district. northern ireland and scotland are getting some showers and they will continue for some of us and they will continue for some of us going into the evening. particularly across northern and eastern scotland, there will be heavy and even thundery showers moving through, with hail. we will keep into the evening pledge of sunshine in the channel islands, across the midlands, east anglia. the temperatures up to 25 celsius. low to mid 20s. in the north, you might catch a shower moving into north—west england. northern ireland, beginning to pull away. sunny spells, but they are moving to scotland, especially the northern half of scotland. some of us have been very dry so far, across northern scotland. perhaps a bit more useful rain to come before things turn dryer as the week goes on. late in the night, most places are dry. chilly under clear skies.
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into tomorrow, fair amount of sunshine to come again. the vast majority going to be dry. a passing shower possible in north—west scotland, increasing cloud in northern ireland and low cloud to be having some of the coasts around west and south wales, south—west england, keeping it rather grey. if you are in some sunshine, pleasantly warm, but a little bit cooler compared to today. that area of high pressure, it is right across the uk at this stage, pushing some outbreaks of rain into the far north—west of scotland. elsewhere, it is dry. cloud and sunshine. it is at the end of the week, going into saturday, the sunshine, that becomes more widespread, as does the heat. remember that high—pressure moves to the flow around a striking in hot air. at this stage, it looks like on saturday some will get to 30 or even more than that. not everywhere will get to 30. a nearly everywhere will be average for the time of year. —— above average for the time of year. this is bbc news. the headlines at 3... a major climbdown by the conservatives on social care. now the prime minister says
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costs will be capped. we have not changed the principles of the policy we set out in our manifesto. those policies... those policies remain the same. labour says students starting university in england this autumn won't have to pay tuition fees if it wins the election. the electoral commission says seven million people haven't yet registered to vote — tonight is the deadline for registration. and in the next hour... trump's in israel. he has become the first sitting president to visit the western wall.
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