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this is bbc news. i'm ben bland. the headlines at 7pm: one person has died and at least 20 others are taken to hospital after a crash involving two cars and a double decker bus on the isle of wight. it's been declared a major incident. the cabinet office minister david lidington says the government and labour will both have to compromise as they look to break the deadlock over brexit. police name the nine—year—old boy killed by a dog in a cornish holiday park and reveal he'd been left alone with the animal. teachers say there's increasing evidence that poverty is damaging the education of children in the uk. sussex police tell the bbc that the gatwick drone attack, which halted hundreds of flights just before christmas last year, may have been an "inside job".
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and tiger woods leads out on his own at the masters with two shots left to play. we'll have full details from augusta and the rest of today's sporting action in sportsday. one person has died and 22 others have been taken to hospital following a crash involving two cars and a bus in newport on the isle of wight. four of those hurt had to be airlifted by helicopter to hospital. the local nhs trust has declared a major incident. matt graveling has just sent us this report. it was a 12:16pm this afternoon that the collision involving the double—decker bus behind me
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and two cars happened on forest road in newport at the junction of betty hoyt lane. tragically, a woman in her 60s was killed travelling in the red fiat bravo that you can see in the ditch to my right—hand side. she was travelling with three passengers. they all suffered serious injuries. two air ambulances came to this road, which is national speed limit 60 mph, and they took patients to southampton, brighton and also st mary's hospital here on the isle of wight. in another vehicle, a silver mini cooper, four people were travelling, and they were taken to hospital as a precaution. and on the double decker bus, ten people were travelling and they were also taken to hospital as a precaution. but the driver, a man in his 50s, he also suffered serious injuries. police stay on the scene. this road is closed, but they want to hear from anybody who may have witnessed the incident and have information. matt graveling reporting there. isle of wight fire and rescue service group commander justin harden said he had not experienced an incident of this scale on the island.
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firstly, my thoughts are with the deceased family. on behalf of everybody here. it has been a sniffing incident and one that we have not seen the like of for some time on the island, fortunately. it has been a really effective multi agency response. police, amulets, fire, air angeles as well in attendance as you would have seen. it was quite a busy scene. but i have been doing a disservice to say chaotic because actually there was some really effective simultaneous working going on. across the two ca i’s working going on. across the two ca rs involved working going on. across the two cars involved and the bus. to ensure that everybody was extricated, removing the vehicles as quickly as they possibly could be. it all agencies works really effectively side by side to ensure that. theresa may's deputy says both the conservatives and labour will have to compromise if their continuing talks over brexit are to end in an agreement. the cabinet office minister david lidington insists a deal can get through before elections
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for the european parliament on may 23rd. meanwhile, the former conservative leader iain duncan smith has warned that tory activists have little appetite to campaign for those elections. he said holding them would be a disaster for the country. here's our political correspondent chris mason. mps know that plenty are exasperated by the brexit logjam, and so, after another delay, more discussions this week between the government and labour. in the thick of it, this man, the prime minister's deputy. "let's talk again," he says, "and see where we've got to, in about ten days." we would hope to take stock of where we are as soon as parliament gets back after the easter recess, but i don't think that this question can be allowed to drag out for much longer. i think the public rightly want politicians to get on and deal with it. westminster, collectively, is shattered.
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exhausted by the last few weeks. and while thejeopardy of having to take immediate decisions has passed, for now at least, the government wants to keep the pace up. the challenge, though, of these talks between the conservatives and labour is that in order to find common ground, the leaders will have to give ground, and the risk of that is that some on their own side will scream that they're being let down. labour also fret about theresa may making promises and then standing down. people are putting their best endeavours to work but if, come a change in leadership in the conservative party, that may all count for nothing and that is the worry. and here is what another complication sounds like for the labour leadership, whether to insist on another public vote. it's clear that there is a mood
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in the party to accept the deal that emerges as long as it's put to referendum. that is, in a sense, the compromise. at the last european parliament elections, conservatives said, "vote for us and we'll have a referendum, brexit will mean no more elections like these." but they will happen next month if the commons doesn't back a deal soon. we simply cannot fight the euro elections. i gather dozens of conservative association members have now written a letter to the prime minister saying they are not prepared to fight euro elections. it would be an utter disaster for us, a disaster for the country. what are you going to say on the doorstep? "vote for me and i'll be gone in three months?" it has quietened down around here, the media tents taken down, just the discarded essentials left. this won't last long. untangling this knotty mess has been postponed, not sorted. chris mason, bbc news, at westminster.
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the labour leaderjeremy corbyn has privately said he's concerned that evidence of anti—semitism within his party has been "mislaid or ignored". mr corbyn made the comments during a secretly—recorded meeting with mp dame margaret hodge, which has been leaked to the sunday times. a labour spokesman said the recording shows that the party takes allegations of anti—semitism seriously and that the leader is keen to make procedures as robust and efficient as possible. and we'll find out how these stories and many others are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30pm and 11:30pm this evening in the papers. our guestsjoining me tonight are henry mance, political correspondent at the financial times, and rosamund urwin, financial services correspondent at the sunday times. police in cornwall have said that a boy who was killed by a dog at a caravan park was alone with the animal when he was attacked. the nine—year—old has been named as frankie macritchie.
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he died at the tencreek holiday park in the early hours of yesterday morning. with more, here's our correspondent sarah ransome. flowers, a cuddly toy and sweets — poignant tributes left today in memory of a nine—year—old boy attacked by a dog in his caravan. police discovered frankie macritchie's body early yesterday morning. residents reported hearing screams before the emergency services arrived, and officers say some of them tried to give first aid to the young lad, but he had already died. this afternoon, detectives confirmed frankie was on holiday from plymouth with a group of adults, and the bulldog—type breed of dog belonged to one of his mother's friends. we believe that frankie was alone in a caravan with the dog as he was attacked, whilst the adults that he was on holiday with were in an adjacent unit. a 28—year—old woman was arrested yesterday on suspicion of manslaughter. she's since been released
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under investigation pending further inquiries. the dog involved was seized at the time and remains in kennels. the popular park here, near looe, remains open while police continue their investigations. frankie's family is being supported by specialist officers. a note from one of his aunties says she'll miss him until her heart stops beating. sarah ransome, bbc news, looe. three people have died after the vehicle they were in was hit by a car going the wrong way down a slip road in peterborough. police have arrested a man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving while under the influence. he remains in a critical condition in hospital. as thousands head off for their easter holidays this weekend, new details have been revealed about the gatwick drone attack that caused major disruption to thousands of passengers just before christmas. gatwick airport says whoever did it
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had knowledge of the airport's operational procedures. the person responsible still hasn't been caught. with more, here's our transport correspondent tom burridge. a flight leaves or arrives at gatwick every few minutes, but when drones were spotted just before christmas, the airport's only runway was closed for more than 30 hours. it was bleak for tens of thousands of passengers. we've now learnt that a security officer made the first sightings. he spotted two drones at the edge of the airfield, close to this bus stop. all flights were suspended. three hours later, the drones had disappeared. but when a team went out to inspect the runway, a standard procedure before reopening, a drone was suddenly back, and that pattern was repeated throughout the next day. each time these vehicles went out to prepare the runway to reopen,
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a drone would, as if by magic, reappear over the airfield again. someone seemed to understand how an airport operates and could even see what was going on. gatwick, in its first interview since the incident, suggests whoever was operating the drones had inside knowledge. the drone attack was clearly a malicious attack, and by virtue of the way that they operated, they clearly had some idea of how airports work and had some intelligence as to what we were doing. once the military had set up counter—drone equipment on top of the south terminal, the number of drone sightings dropped significantly. gatwick has defended closing the airport for so long. it's absolutely appropriate that if we have a drone operating at the airport, that we suspend operations. that was our agreed protocol in advance and that's exactly what we did on the day, and i have no regrets because we maintained the safety of our passengers. since the incident, uk airports including gatwick have been investing in new equipment like this
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radar developed in the netherlands. most drones are too small for standard radar. this one can pick them up and differentiate them from birds. it was used to protect world leaders at the g20 last summer, and demonstrated to us at this dutch military airbase. if a drone flies onto a runway, there's no simple solution. bringing it down can be risky, hacking it orjamming it hard. gatwick has exposed just how vulnerable to drones a lot of places are. airports are actually one of the most difficult areas to protect, and that has to do with the collateral damage that intervention methods could lead to. only an innocent couple has been arrested for what happened at gatwick. sussex police says more than 100 people, mainly airport staff and police officers, saw the drones. it hasn't released a video of them because it says the footage is such poor quality. but it remains a mystery how someone could fly drones into one
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of the world's busiest airports, cause chaos for such a long time and, for now at least, get away with it. tom burridge, bbc news, at gatwick. and you can see more on that story on panorama: the gatwick drone attack, tomorrow night at 8:30pm on bbc one. teachers say there's increasing evidence that poverty is damaging the education of children in the uk. that's the finding of an online survey of thousands of teachers carried out by the national education union. it says more pupils are struggling because they come to school hungry or without a good night's sleep. caroline davies reports. "the children come to school with no coats, no socks, and without other essential items of clothing." "a number of my pupils live in overcrowded housing and have disrupted sleep." "most of my class arrive at school hungry and thirsty. "
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these are the responses from some of the 8000 teachers asked in an online survey about how poverty affects their pupils. more than 90% of them said it was a limiting factor in children's capacity to learn. the national education union, who commissioned the survey, say that more of its members are seeing families becoming poorer. at this school in watford, the headteacher says the school have to step in to help. we've had situations whereby parents have had maybe an oven or a fridge stop working, they literally can't replace it, but thankfully we have quite a good network and we find out things like that and then we are able to access from various charities support for them. but it shouldn't be like that. the government says that tackling disadvantage will always be a priority, and it's making sure that more than a million of the most disadvantaged children can also access free school meals through their education. during the easter break, they've invested in clubs
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where children can have a meal. the holidays can be difficult. we've been doing the food bank for five years. billy mcgranaghan delivers donations made at shopping centres to those who can't afford the food they need. it's so, so difficult for families where they'll wait possibly until the end of the month until they get their salary in the bank, but by that time, they don't have anything because they pay all their money towards high rents, especially in london. and it's something that when i do see that, it breaks your heart. these bags should last a family between 3—4 days before, billy says, they'll need another delivery and the cycle repeats again. caroline davies, bbc news. more on that now with sam coy, headteacher of benjamin adlard primary school in gainsborough, lincolnshire. were you surprised by the results of this survey? no, not really. over the last couple of years, i think we have seen an increase in poverty in
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the area and families struggling to make ends meet. and i think with the cost of services and all the different things going on, it is just becoming increasingly hard for families to support children. you say custer services. we heard there in the report the government says it is committed to tackling poverty and insights the free school meals investment and says that £400 a year is what families are saving because of the investment that is going into that. and i think honestly that has had an impact in supporting families, but as all the services have been cut back on the social services and other kind of mental health support and all of those medical support, i think schools are having to step up and fulfil that role. and that is obviously having an impact on the use of money for people and free school meals to really fill that gap. and what sort of exa m ples really fill that gap. and what sort of examples are there that you have seen of examples are there that you have seen within your school of poverty
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hindering children? we have a lot of social mobility in our schools, so families come to the area who are moving away from the south to low cost rent and often turn not being able to struggle to provide uniforms for children, to be able to have adequate housing and finding some of that housing is not necessarily appropriate and it just that housing is not necessarily appropriate and itjust causes massive difficulties for children in schools. so we have to really step in and try and support in those areas and making sure we provide brea kfast areas and making sure we provide breakfast and uniforms and all the different services you can to make sure that children come to school with the best possible start they can. i mean, obviously, if there was endless money, it would be one thing disciple more money at the problem to try and solve it, but if that is not an option necessarily, what do you think of the practical things that can be done to try and undo the negative effects that poverty is having on children's education?”
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think there are some great charities out there that are working really ha rd to out there that are working really hard to support and provide food to help support schools, but i think some of the practical supports could become unity hubs and kind of that charitable approach and working with the local community and local governments there to put that support in place but kind of feels like something we probably should not be having to do with all the cuts. ok, thanks very much appreciate you talking to us. the headlines on bbc news: one person has died and at least 20 others are taken to hospital after a crash involving two cars and a double decker bus on the isle of wight. it's been declared a major incident. the cabinet office minister david lidington says the government and labour are "testing out" each other‘s ideas as they try to resolve the brexit deadlock. police name the nine—year—old boy killed by a dog in a cornish holiday park and reveal he'd been left alone with the animal.
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a prison officer has been treated in hospital after he suffered a cut to his throat by an inmate at nottingham prison. according to union officials, the officer needed 17 stitches for a wound to his neck. he didn't need surgery and is now recovering at home. police are investigating the assault. four men have been charged with human trafficking after 29 vietnamese people were found in the back of a van on the m5 on friday. devon and cornwall police arrested the men, aged between 55—72, after people were seen getting into the back of a van from a boat in newlyn in cornwall. the men will appear before magistrates in truro tomorrow. severe weather warnings are in place for much of the southeastern united states as powerful winds, including tornadoes, sweep in.
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four people, including two children, have been two children, have been killed and many more have been injured. worst hit so far have been the states of texas, lousiana and mississippi, where houses have been flattened and there are concerns about flooding. brett buffington from cbs news reports from the texas town of franklin. it's just horrible. in franklin, texas... huh? marilyn was my girlfriend, her house was destroyed. it's like everyone... pamela darnell and bobby joe darnell, their house was completed destroyed. knows their neighbour. yes, it's a small town. so in the devastation left behind this morning... knowing not one neighbour was taken... god had to be in the plan. i know he had to be in the plan. makes the mess left behind somewhat bearable. it's now confirmed a tornado ripped through this town ofjust a little more than 1500 people, scattering this neighbourhood in seconds. it happened so quick, i didn't have time to get scared until it was over.
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roger ann gray with her four grandsons safe in this hallway while her home was ripped apart. over there is part of my garage. my front porch, the awning out over that house on the front porch, is in my neighbour's yard. next door, the tornado tore the house apart. across the street, it levelled houses. the sheriff says it's the worst damage he's seen here. it'sjust devastating. the homes, the trees and the damage altogether, it'sjust devastating. it will be months of clean—up, but in the areas spared, the power is expected to be back on tonight. in the path left behind from this storm, there is perspective. people saying, "oh, your house is gone, your house is gone, this is gone, that is gone." i don't care, i'm still walking around here. i thank god that nothing happened to my grandchildren, that's what i think most of all.
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i think god nothing happened to my grandkids. a man, arrested yesterday after a car was driven at police outside the ukrainian embassy in london, has been sectioned under the mental health act. the 40—year—old had been arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of officers after the ukrainian ambassador‘s car was "deliberately rammed". demonstrations are continuing in sudan following the ousting of the country's dictator omar al bashir by a military coup on thursday. protestors are demanding an immediate move to civilian rule and have vowed to stay on the streets as a military council has now taken power. yesterday, the officer in charge said democratic elections will be held within two years. joining me now is dr amal hassan fadlalla, associate professor of anthropology, women's studies, and afroamerican and african studies at the university of michigan.
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very good to have you with us. so in terms of developments we have seen in these talks between the representatives of the demonstrators and those who are currently in power, do you think they will achieve the civilian rule the damas traders want? well, i don't know. i think the —— there is a lot of mistrust from the protesters because they think that the military council was not clear in the way that they talk about this transition. and there is no inclusion of the opposition party in this transitional government. so that is why the protesters are still occupying so to speak the site in
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front of the military headquarters. do you think the regime of omar al bashir failed do you think the regime of omar al bashirfailed to pick up on do you think the regime of omar al bashir failed to pick up on the warning signs? does this go right back to when it south sudan it split off with the oil—rich areas? should they have done more and perhaps ease off of some of the oppressive laws and restrictions then to try and quell what was perhaps going to be inevitable? yes, i mean, ithink there is so much to say about how there is so much to say about how the separation of the sudan was actually part of this revolt right now. because i don't think this protest is a new thing for some i think people who are mobilising even before the secession of it south sudan to kind of sway the government to a cce pt sudan to kind of sway the government to accept a secular resolution to or a transition to a democratic government so that the sudan can be
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united. so after the secession of the sudan, nothing happened. the same kind of unresolved issues and i think it committed to this point where people are now mobilising in millions to see some futuristic resolutions taking place. so that they don't have to go to that square again. sudan has seen revolutionary movements in the past have toppled regimes, 1954 and 1985 for palaces when differed to you think if at all? well, i think it is different in the way that all the protesters are learning and connecting and reflecting on the past. now, the determination to continue protests
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until the military counsel gives them some clarity is one of the lessons that they learned. that 64 01’ lessons that they learned. that 64 or 85 were not enough because during 64, very short—lived democratic government took place and then another desperate came to power. same thing happened in 85, a short democrat regime and then the islamists came to power. so now it seems to me that it is different in the way that we are learning from the way that we are learning from the past but also learning from what is happening in the middle east. what happened to the arab spring. so maybe this is a moment where both the military and the parties in sudan can learn from this. ok, thank you very much indeed. thank you.
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visitors to london's kew gardens will get the chance to experience a different kind of flower this spring, thanks to a new exhibition by the american artist dale chihuly. 32 sculptures have been installed around the gardens. our reporter wendy hurrell went to take a look. well, i love greenhouses, you know, and how can you not love kew? it's just the most extraordinary, with some 300 acres with all these greenhouses. it's notjust under glass that you'll find all these reflections of nature. the cherry blossoms are in bloom here at kew gardens. poking up out of the grass, not only tulips, but these amazing glass sculptures. this is just one of 32 installations across the gardens that are going to be here until the end of october. thousands of these pieces of glass have been carefully shipped over here and displayed for us all to see. sapphire star glints
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in the spring light. summer sun is framed by the lake and palm house. icicle tower alone is made of nearly 2,000 individual pieces of hand blown glass. because of the way they're packed and put into containers, containers very rarely getjiggled around very much, so there's very little breakage. yet that doesn't always apply in the studio that dale chihuly‘s wife manages. when the artist is pushing to the very limit what glass can do, are there designs that just don't work? absolutely. i've worked on things for months and then decided at the very end that it was a bad idea and had to break everything. that's a sad day. that is a sad day. it's a sad day when you have to break things you've made. but these seemingly fragile shards are now nestled amongst the budding plants.
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they're just even more beautiful and stunning in the landscape than we could have ever hoped for. i've got probably have a number of favourites. but i think the niijima floats in the japanese garden, with the cherry blossom out and the colours, with the pagoda in the background. kew gardens is hoping that the success of chihuly exhibitions across the world will be replicated here once again. wendy hurrell, bbc news. breaking news and take you like to augusta because tiger woods has won the masters. it is his fifth title at the masters. his 15th major title in alland the at the masters. his 15th major title in all and the first one he has had since 2008. picking up the famous green jacket. he began since 2008. picking up the famous greenjacket. he began the since 2008. picking up the famous green jacket. he began the final round two shots in back of the overnight leader francesco molinari. ca rted overnight leader francesco molinari. carted a overnight leader francesco molinari. ca rted a two overnight leader francesco molinari. carted a two under 70 to finish one shot i of fellow americans dustin
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johnson, xander schauffele, and brooks koepka. cheering the happiest man in the world. dip your cat, tiger woods. does not get any better than that. does not get any better than that. does not get any better than that. does not get any better than that.” any better than that. does not get any better than that. i have never seen him look sojoyous. and why not? of all the victories he has had in his life, this surely must be the mostjoyous. tiger woods, masters champion golfer at augusta 2019.
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