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this is bbc news. the headlines at eight. one person has died and at least twenty 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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the comeback kid. tiger woods wins his fifteenth major golf title. 11 years after his last victory — he triumphed at the us masters in augusta in a thrilling end to the golfing tournament.. and the travel show goes in search of la's wild mountain lions — whose lives and habitat are under threat — that's coming up at half past eight... box box one person has died and twenty—two others have been taken to hospital (map)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 at 12:16pm this afternoon
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that the collision involving the double—decker bus behind me 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
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commanderjustin harden, said he had not experienced an incident of this scale on the island. firstly, my thoughts are with the deceased's family on behalf of everybody here. it's been a significant incident, and one that we've not seen the like of for some time on the island, fortunately. it has been a really effective multi—agency response. police, ambulance, fire, air ambulance as well in attendance, as you would've seen. it was quite a busy scene. but i'd be doing a disservice to say "chaotic" because actually there was some really effective simultaneous working going on across the two cars involved and the bus to ensure that everybody was extricated, removed from the vehicles as quickly as they possibly could be. and all agencies worked really effectively side—by—side to ensure that took place. 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.
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the cabinet office minister david lidington insists a deal can get through before elections 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.
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westminster, collectively, is shattered. 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 to that is that some on their own side will scream that they are 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 is clear that there is a mood in the party to accept the deal that emerges as long as it is put to referendum. that is, in a sense, the compromise.
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it is clear that there is a mood in the party to accept the deal that emerges as long as it is 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 leader, jeremy corbyn, has privately said he's concerned that evidence of anti—semitism within his party has been "mislaid or ignored". (oov)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 10:30 and 11:30pm this evening in the papers — our guests joining 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 9—year—old has been named
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as frankie macritchie. 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 has 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 will 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 had knowledge of the airport's operational procedures. the person responsible still hasn't been caught.
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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 have 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 is 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 is 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 620 last summer, and demonstrated to us at this dutch military airbase. if a drone flies onto a runway, there is no simple solution. bringing it down can be risky, hacking 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 of the world's busiest airports,
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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 8.30 on bbc 1. teachers say there's increasing evidence that poverty is damaging the education of children in the uk. that's the findings 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. these are the responses from some of the 8,000 teachers asked in an online survey about how poverty affects their pupils.
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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 head teacher says the school have to step in to help. we have 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 is 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 have invested in clubs where children can have a meal. the holidays can be difficult.
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we have 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 is so difficult for families where they will 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 is 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 will need another delivery and the cycle repeats again. caroline davies, bbc news. let's hear more from niamh sweeney a teacher and executive member of the national education union. do the findings of this survey, do they resonate with your experience? u nfortu nately, they resonate with your experience? unfortunately, they absolutely do. just a couple of weeks ago i noticed
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a young girl in my class in the afternoon was very agitated and her behaviour was very different and i asked about wrong and she said she was hungry. it wasjust asked about wrong and she said she was hungry. it was just after lunch andi was hungry. it was just after lunch and i said what did you have for lunch and she said, i did not have anything because there was not anything because there was not anything for me to take this morning. i think that is a true reflection for many of our children, that they are living in houses, as your food bank person said, that they are living in houses, as yourfood bank person said, that there is not enough money at the end of the month and families are having to choose between heating and food oi’ to choose between heating and food or clothing and essentials and there is not enough money to go around. wasn't there a recognition of that by the government when it extended the eligibility for free school meals and the government has said that it has now extended that so that it has now extended that so that i that it has now extended that so thati million children nationally benefit from that and it is saving at that mega families on average 4 million years that pack of £4
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million years that pack of £4 million per year. free school meals do not go on during holidays and that means that holiday hunger is a significant issue and working families then trying to pay for childcare in holidays find it difficult to also provide food and older students do not always have access to free school meals if they area access to free school meals if they are a college is form, so it is a wider issue than that. free school meals was a start, but not all children and families access them and we have been asking for a roll—out to make it easier for families to apply for that for many families, who are working and on zero—hour contracts or not knowing how many hours they're going to have an temporary work each month mean that it an temporary work each month mean thatitis an temporary work each month mean that it is difficult to calculate whether they are eligible constantly for free school meals. it is much more complicated than that. we are also finding that schools and children coming to schools without appropriate equipment or clothing, that they are having to wear
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hand—me—downs or they have shoes with holes in them, this is serious, serious child poverty in 2019 and our country. i suppose to an extent having a regular uniform to a degree masks some of that, but what do you do then in terms of things like school trips that might cost extra or non—uniform days, charity days where those differences would be much more start? i think but schools are trying to do is cover that as much as possible, so if there is additional cost to families for activities or for trips, the skills try and make sure that it is fair and as accessible as possible, but with school budgets the way they are, that is becoming much more difficult for head teachers to be able to do, so uniform and subsidies for school can contribute to that but if there is not the money in the pot and i know of one school that has run a breakfast club and had
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funding and when the funding stopped for the breakfast club, the school provided that themselves at their own cause, but the school now is suffering from budget constraints and is not able to do that but what we find is that our members and they are putting their hands on their own pockets and providing food, resources and all sorts of supplies for children and families in their school catchment areas. good to talk to you. thank you. the headlines on bbc news... tiger woods wins his fifteenth major golf title —— more than a decade after his last —— at the us masters in augusta — we'll have all the details in our extended sports bulletin coming up in a moment.. in other main news one person has died and twenty—two others are taken to hospital after a crash involving two cars and a double decker bus on the isle of wight. 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.
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sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's damian johnson. (pres)good evening. (pres)we start, where else, but at augusta. where tiger woods has won the masters. his 15th major title, more than a decade after his last. let's go live to augusta...***live dip***ben croucher‘s been watching for us... a 15th major title, a fifth green jacket at augusta and this has to rank as one of the greatest comebacks, notjust in golf but potentially all of sporting history. it has been an incredible final day. there was a point where potentially any ofa there was a point where potentially any of a dozen players could have won but tiger woods on the back nine at gloucester, on a sunday, doing what he does best, rolling back the yea rs what he does best, rolling back the years as well, this coming back in 2005 was his last masters title, 14
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yea rs 2005 was his last masters title, 14 years on, absolutely stunning victory. even afforded a bogey on the last hole, such was his clear lead going into the back nine. the likes of brooks koepka, dustin johnson, francesco molinari who he was playing alongside lead going into the final round, lead going into the final round, lead going into the final round, lead going into the back nine by a couple of shots, he struggles on the par 312 and put one into the water and tiger woods picked up the pieces and barely put a club wrong in the last hour. afterwards, he was still struggling to take on the magnitude of his achievement. it is overwhelming. just because of what has transpired and last year, i was just very lucky to be playing again and the previous champions dinner i was struggling and i missed a couple of years of not playing this great term and now, being the champion, 22
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yea rs i term and now, being the champion, 22 years i think, it is a long time. but it is unreal for me to experience this. my mother was here, she was there in 1997 as what's, so i could not be more happy, more excited and i'm kind of at a loss for words really. an emotional tiger woods, imagine that many people were in contention going into the final. tiger woods ended up one shot clear of the field and it was a five way tie for the lead at one point and we could see how it ended up with tiger woods, finishing on 13 under par, that was a shot clear of the world number two, justin johnson who finished strongly and xander schauffele i, and francesco molinari struggled towards the end of his final round along with jason day and tony finau. ian poulter was the best british player eight under par, he
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was right in the mix of things, but he also put it into the water on the par 312 and he also put it into the water on the par312 andi he also put it into the water on the par 312 and i was his undoing. rory mcilroy was the favourite. he had a strong final day and ended up finishing tied for 21st. he has been waiting to complete that career grand slam and emulate tiger woods who of course has that in his locker. he has won all of the majors. he is the tenth oldest majors champion in history at 43 yea rs of majors champion in history at 43 years of age. with all of his problems, his extramarital problems, coming back from injury, having back surgery, coming back from injury, having back surgery, appearing more on the front pages for all of the wrong regions than the back reason, finally his backin than the back reason, finally his back in the limelight for all of the right reasons and what a fine achievement it is, the masters championship. thank you. to another big day in the premier league next. it remains nip and tuck in a thrilling title race between manchester city and liverpool. they were both in action with the chance of finishing the day top of the league.
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adam wild rounds up the action. for all the football to look forward to at anfield, football first paused to look back. 30 years since the hillsborough disaster. this, once again, a time to remember. with such poignancy, such purpose, liverpool in no doubt how much this really means. mo salah, once of chelsea, missing the best of few first—half chances. but after the break, the breakthrough. sadio mane with the moment the anfield crowd craved. celebrations had barely subsided when salah did this. a goal is breathtakingly brilliant as it was important for liverpool's hopes of ending their wait for the title. it's the goal that sends them back to the top. earlier, manchester city arrived at selhurst park all too aware that this is a ground on which title fights have faltered in the past.
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but raheem sterling here wasn't letting any nerves show. sterling, outstanding. two for him. and, despite a late crystal palace fightback, gabriel jesus settled it for city. this race, this rivalry goes on. adam wild, bbc news. plenty of other football going on today, and celtic are through to the final of the scottish cup. they beat aberdeen 3—0 at hampden. tom rogic amongst the goals for neil lennon's side. aberdeen did have two men sent off, whilst boss derek mcinnes and his assistant were also sent to the stands. the holders face hearts in next month's final. defending champions chelsea have been knocked out of the women's fa cup. they lost 1—0 to manchester city in the semi finals. a horrible moment for magdalena eriksson, who scored an own goal in the 92nd minute to gift city the win. and city will play west ham in that final after they beat reading 4—3 on penalties. cho so—hyun with the winning spotkick after the match had
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finished 1—1 after extra time. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. thank you. a prison officer has been treated in hospital after he suffered a cut to his throat by an inmate at nottingham prison. (oov)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 and 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. a man, arrested yesterday after a car was driven at police outside the ukrainian embassy
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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". severe weather warnings are in place for much of the south—eastern united states as powerful winds, including tornados sweep in. four people including 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...
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god had to be in the plan. i know he had to be in the plan. makes a 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. this woman 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
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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. i think god nothing happenned to my grandkids. most of all, i think, thank god nothing happened to my grandkids. now it's time for a look at the weather with sarah keith—lucas. good evening. it has been a mostly dry but a chilly feeling weekend, with temperatures well below normal for this stage of april over the last few days. this picture was taken by one of our weather watchers in suffolk. some blue sky and sunshine, some fair weather cloud, there's been quite a chilly easterly breeze over the past few days, particularly in the east. the route tomorrow, things are again looking mainly dry. it will start to turn a little bit milder, with some much milder weather on the cards later in the week. what we've got, we've got a weather front moving in from the west,
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but high pressure sitting across scandinavia, driving our weather at the moment. that will keep things mostly dry but it's also been bringing us this cold air mass, with wind coming from the east or south—east. blue colours on the map at the moment. one more fairly chilly night to come before things turn milder. for much of the country, we've got clear skies overnight tonight. a bit more cloud for eastern scotland, maybe even the odd snow flurry over the hottest ground for aberdeenshire, for instance. towards the west we've also got more cloud, a few splashes of rain around. not as cold here, six or 7 degrees overnight for northern ireland and the south—west of england. but a cold night elsewhere with temperatures in rural spots —1, minus two degrees. so where you've got those clear skies, it's a cold, frosty start to monday but there should be some decent sunshine. there will be more cloud working in from the east, the likes of lincolnshire up towards northumberland and aberdeenshire, if you spots of drizzle and quite a chilly wind coming in off the north sea. also more rain in the far south—west but elsewhere, under those clear skies, not a bad day. temperatures, quite widely 13 or 14 degrees but we are looking at single figures with the breeze coming in from the north sea. as we head through the week ahead, goodbye to the blues and hello to the orange colours,
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