this is bbc news. the headlines at 5pm: britain promises to stand up for gibraltar after the territory accuses spain of using brexit to forward its territorial aims. foreign secretary, boris johnson, tweeted: "the uk remains implacable and rock—like in our support for gibraltar". nearly half of people who used the government's help to buy scheme to purchase a house did not need it, according to new research. the bbc understands that only 5% of existing prison staff in england and wales will get new pay allowances of £5,000. also in this hour: the row at the centre of the eurovision song contest. the hosts ukraine face expulsion from future competitions unless russia's entrant is allowed into the country. and click takes a look at the technology of sound. that's in 45 minutes‘ time here on bbc news.
good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. the government has said that britain will defend the interests of gibraltar during the brexit negotiations, following warnings that spain is attempting to use the process to regain sovereignty of the rock. the eu has suggested that a brexit deal won't cover gibraltar without a separate agreement between london and madrid. here's our political correspondent, matt cole. the imposing rock at the mouth of the mediterranean has been in british hands since 1713. its fortified location, ten miles from north africa's coast, has made it a key strategic base for britain's military, as well as home to 30,000 british subjects. the outpost shares a border with spain which has long sought to reclaim it,
but this week, theresa may made it clear that would not happen as part of brexit. gibraltar is not a separate member of the eu nor is it a part of the uk for the purposes of eu law. but we're very clear that it is covered by our exit negotiations. we're committed to fully involving them in the work that we're doing. yesterday, just two days after that commons statement, the eu's draft brexit negotiating guidelines were issued, including this clause, which said, "no future agreements between the eu and the united kingdom may apply to gibraltar without the kingdom of spain's approval." some say spain is trying to exploit brexit. every country looks to look after its own interests and this is what spain is now trying to do over gibraltar. it's absolutely wrong that any future free trade agreement, any future security, bilateral arrangements, or anything else, should depend on britain giving some concession to madrid over gibraltar. in gibraltar, officials are furious. we are not going to be a pawn in brexit.
we weren't the culprits of brexit. the european union looks at the united kingdom as if, you know, they're in an acrimonious divorce. "we are the partner cuckolded the eu and we are the ones walking away." well, gibraltar wasn't responsible for that. the letter handed to the eu on wednesday, triggering the article 50 leaving process for britain, didn't include reference to gibraltar, some critics say it should have. what this perhaps underlines is the challenge facing britain as it begins negotiating as a single nation against 27, each of which has their own vested interests. thousands of households on high incomes have received taxpayers money to buy a home, according to official figures. they reveal that the help to buy scheme, which offers subsidies to buyers, has helped 4,000 households in england earning more than a £100,000 a year to purchase a home. our business correspondent joe lynam reports. introduced four years ago, when the uk economy simply wasn't growing at all,
the help to buy scheme aimed to stoke up house building and help mostly first—time buyers get on the ladder. since then, 250,000 people have bought property using the help to buy schemes. research by labour suggests that existing home owners from wealthy households have benefitted as well. using official data, research found around 4,000 households in england, earning more than £100,000, used the help to buy equity loan scheme and 20,000 households used it, even though they weren't even first—time buyers. this scheme in place, playing a valuable part in helping people get into the housing market for the first time, should only be there for first—time buyers. and really shouldn't be there for people who are earning over £100,000 a year. itjust doesn't make sense. the help to buy equity loan scheme offers buyers up to a fifth of the cost of a new—build home, so they only need to provide a 5% deposit.
the government says almost 400,000 people have been helped and £8.6 billion has been promised for it in england until 2021. lenders now, once again, are not scared about falling house prices and are prepared to advance money to people who want to buy homes. the question is — has it now gone on for too long and is it now artificially pushing up house prices, particularly those of new—build homes? the fact that the help to buy scheme has helped existing and sometimes wealthy households will worry some eeconomists. they have long seen concerns about consumer indebtedness, rising house prices and savings at an all—time record low. if the cost of living continues to rise, as it has in recent weeks and months, that will make the problem even worse. speaking earlier, reuben young from priced0ut, a group campaigning for first time buyers and cheaper housing, told us he wanted to see an end to the help to buy scheme. the whole thing should be scrapped.
the money should be put into subsidising the supply of housing and not the demand. the more money you have chasing the same supply of homes, the more expensive those homes will become. build more, sure, lift housing revenue caps, let local authorities borrow money to build housing, that's a better way to spend the money. government really has a good grip on the scale of this crisis. they have the right rhetoric. unfortunately, as we saw from the housing white paper, they're not prepared to take the steps necessary to actually get that done. gavin barwell is always saying there's no silver bullet. allowing local authorities to build housing themselves would be a silver bullet. reviewing green belt policy would be a silver bullet. reviewing property taxes would be a silver bullet. help to buy is just a drop in the ocean. a teenage boy has been critically
injured ina a teenage boy has been critically injured in a gang attack. he was set upon bya injured in a gang attack. he was set upon by a gang after they discovered he was an asylum seeker. police are treating it as a hate crime. bbc news has learned thatjust 5% of prison officers in england and wales will benefit from new allowances of up to £5,000. the ministry ofjustice announced the new payments two months ago after criticism that low pay and morale were leading to a crisis in the prison service. mark fairhurst from the prison officers association said giving some staff pay allowances, and not others, was demoralising their members, and failing to get to the heart of recruitment problems. those of us who are experienced are very demoralised, because we haven't had a pay rise in over seven years. those new recruits, for example, a new recruit at berwyn, the newjail in wrexham, will be receiving £21,000 a year, yet someone with the same level of experience as them, with only ten weeks in the job, working in brixton, will be
receiving £31,000 a year. now that's no incentive to stay in the job. they need to tackle the real issue. the real issue we can't retain staff is because of the violence, because of the working conditions and because of the severe lack of support from management, when we deal with that violence. the other issue is the starting salary throughout the country, apart from the 31 sites identified, simply isn't sufficient enough. it doesn't compete with other industry. documents released by the white house show donald trump's senior staff hold millions of dollars in assets. ethics regulations require white house staff disclose their finances. according to us media, the figures appear to show the individuals are much more wealthy than officials in previous administrations, including barack 0bama's. earlier, our washington correspondent tulip mazumdar said the news was the latest criticism of the administration's ethics. i'm not sure that anyone‘s
going to be hugely surprised that donald trump's administration has a lot of money between them. he, of course, himself is a multibillionaire and he has brought members of his own family into the white house with him. but it is very interesting to see the particular amounts we're talking about. just to talk you through some of them, jared kushner, the president's son—in—law and a chief advisor now in the white house, him and his wife ivaka had around $240 million to $740 million in assets. that's up to around £590 million. that includes a stake in trump international hotel, which earned ivanka trump between £1 million and $5 million last year. now, ivanka trump hasn't done a financial disclosure yet, because she's onlyjust officially joined the white house staff. we may get more numbers from their family in the coming weeks or months. others who are interesting,
steve bannon, the president's, one of his senior advisors, chief strategist, he has somewhere between £3 million and £12 million in assets. gary cohn, a former goldman sachs head, now heads up the national economic council at the white house, he has assets of around $230 million. clearly, big numbers here. i mean, the administration itself is thought to be, there are estimates around $12 billion. this is considered one of the, if not the richest administration's cabinets there's ever been and certainly more wealthy than the 0bama administration. the press secretary to the white house, sean spicer, said in a statement that, look, we appreciate these are blessed and successful individuals, but these are people that care about the country. they have given up a lot to come into office and work at the white house, including some of these assets, because these are numbers that were the case when theyjoined the white house
and they've had to divest some of the interests in the meantime. what about mr trump himself? have we learned more about his particular numbers? these are from white house officials. there were a number of them. donald trump didn't feature specifically, but, of course, his finances have been looked into at some length during the campaign. since he's been into office, they've been scrutinised again and again. in fact, ethics experts have said in the past that there are conflicts of interest there. they have encouraged the president to divest further. we know that he has given his trump organization, he has passed that onto his sons. some people say, look, that's still too close for comfort. you need to divest further. in washington, you have the trump hotel and concerns have been raised that people will go and stay there, to please the administration before meetings. that that will go down well with donald trump himself.
there are concerns about that. we see the president going back to mar—a—lago, he's called it the southern white house, or the winter white house. but that is a private members club that makes a lot of money for the trump organization. he's taken dignitaries there. there are concerns again that this encourages people to get membership so that they can get closer to the president. we still haven't had the president's tax returns, even though he's been asked again and again to do that. he's the first president not to release his tax returns, though some of them have been leaked in the last couple of months. so there is a lot of uncertainty, confusion perhaps tied up in some of the money in the white house at the moment. but the white house itself said, look, we're being completely transparent, we're releasing these figures. we're doing what we've been asked to do and that actually, a lot of people who had a lot of money have had to give up a great deal to come into the white house and be public servants. protesters in paraguay have stormed the congress and set fire to the building
the constitution limits the president of a single term, the sitting president is trying to remove that constriction and run for re—election. this was a night of violence in paraguay that has followed months of speculation about the country's future. the protesters were directing their anger at the riot police and politicians, who they believe are steering this country towards dictatorship. hours earlier, a secret vote had taken place here to approve a new bill, which could allow president cartes to run for another term of government. the offices of lawmakers were set alight, with computers and tvs becoming missiles. reports say dozens of people, including police and
politicians, were injured. this is the man at the centre of the dispute. horacio cartes came to power in 2013, but paraguayan presidents have been banned from re—election since 1992 to try and stop a return to authoritarian regimes in the country. president ca rtes wants the restriction removed. trouble began earlier in the day, with tears and tear gas on the streets of the capital. rubber bullets were also fired at demonstrators. translation: the people of paraguay can fight against these rubber bullets. they've installed a dictator in this country. the bullets against paraguayans will soon be metal. the controversial bill still needs further approval, with another vote in the congress. that was due to happen on saturday, but has now been postponed as lawmakers and the president appealfor calm. the headlines: the uk says it will
stand up in the interests of gibraltar after the territory accused spain of using brexit to forward its territorial aims. nearly half of people who use the government's help to buy scheme to purchase a house did not need it according to new research. abc news has learned that only 5% prison staff in england and wales will get new pay allowances of up to £5,000. officials in australia have been warning that swollen rivers are continuing to threaten tens of thousands of people in queensland and new south wales. the police commissioner in the city of rockhampton in queensland said the flooding would be the worst in nearly a century. the floods come in the aftermath of tuesdays category four tropical cyclone debbie. tammi walker reports.
authorities in australia have warned local residents, stranded by floodwaters, to remain vigilant in the aftermath of a powerful tropical cyclone. as swollen rivers continue to rise, threatening tens of thousands of people living near major rivers in queensland and new south wales. cyclone debbie hit the eastern coast on tuesday, with winds up to 260 kilometres an hour, causing major damage to buildings, roads and crops. it's unbelievable, mate. it's picked it up like a big eskie and whipped it across the road. the country's prime minister, malcom turnbull, confirmed fatalities in the wake of the storm. two women in new south wales have died as a result of these floods. our thoughts and prayers are with their families. this is going to be a tough time for them. military and rescue teams have been mobilised to help with the emergency, rescuing stranded people and distributing supplies,
such as food, water and fuel. officials stress the danger will continue for some time. we hope that, by the end of the day, we will see easing of those conditions and improvement into tomorrow. but it's not over yet. after three days of chaos and destruction, the people of queensland and new south wales are left with the damage and trying to rebuild their lives. some breaking news from colombia. there are reports that at least 90 people have been killed in a mudslide that took place in the south of the country. we believe that figure has increased to at least 90. red cross officials said more than 150 have been injured as swollen rivers and heavy rain sent mud onto homes and roads into the city late on friday. the local governor told local media that
hundreds of families were missing. he said whole neighbourhoods had been swept away by the avalanche of mud. we will have more on the story as it develops. the authorities in hungary are ready to start transferring asylum seekers to container camps on the border with serbia. the prospect of being held there has already put off some migrants and refugees from transiting the country. the camps have also attracted criticism and could be delayed by rulings in the european court of human rights. nick thorpe reports from roscke on the hungarian—serbian border. this container camp is still empty. there's space here for 250 asylum seekers. so far, it is home to just two families. the government says it is locking them up to close a loophole, to stop those who seek asylum in hungary slipping away, deeper into europe. but detaining asylum seekers automatically is illegal. they should never become illegal, but they are treated as if they were illegal, from the first moment. whereas the european union's
law requires to accept that they have a right to stay until the first decision. they are treated, first as if they are illegal, second as if they had not entered hungary. call it a reception centre, called it a container camp, by building it, the hungarian authorities have issued a direct challenge to the international community. no—one can tell us, they say, how to deal with asylum seekers. yes, this is our food warehouse, one of two that we have... just across the serbian border, volunteers provide food to refugees. they used to rest here on their way to hungary. now they are looking for alternative routes. this is a time of experimentation. the refugees in serbia, i think, are trying to see if there's any better routes, trying the croatian border, the romanian border, and many have gone back to belgrade to get a rest. in a ruined brick factory on the edge of the town, this pakistani refugee
contemplates his next move. maybe i will try from the croatian side, from the romanian side, because this border is now totally closed. they built another fence there, wso that's why it's a problem for us. hungary, at great cost, has sealed its southern border, so zarar and his friends plan to travel through romania instead. the organisers of the eurovision song contest have threatened to ban this year's hosts, ukraine, from future competitions unless russia's entrant is allowed into the country. last week, ukraine barred yuliya samoilova because of a visit she made to crimea after it was annexed by russia three years ago. earlier i spoke to alsadair rendall. he's the president of the ogae, the uk's biggest eurovision fan club. he told me that the row between russia and ukraine goes back
to the eurovision song contest last year when ukraine won. the lyrics were deemed to be a bit political, perhaps anti—russian. skip forward 12 months and kiev is getting ready to host the contest. russia at the very last minute, there was a bit of will they, won't they take part. they submitted their song at the last minute. then the ukraine said, hang on, she's visited crimea, that's illegal. she cannot come to kiev to perform. so the ebu looked at a compromise which may have involved yulia performing live by satellite. the russian broadcasters said no, that's not acceptable. we're sending yulia to ukraine. we now have reports that the director—general of the ebu has contacted the broadcaster in ukraine to say hang on, this has got to be sorted out otherwie you will face sanctions. this has never happened before in eurovision history, yet there's no love loss between russia and ukraine. there's not. it's fairly unprecedented. the nearest was in 2009 with georgia in the aftermath of the south ossetia crisis.
there was a song and the lyrics were rather anti—putin. they had to withdraw. this stand—off, there's a bit of brinkmanship going on here. it difficult to see how it's going to be resolved. should politics be involved in something that's meant to be fun, it's entertainment, bringing people and nations together? absolutely not. the clue's in the title, the eurovision song contest. there's enough politics in europe at the moment. we need a bit of escapism from that. it's inevitable with the olympics and the world cup, when you have big, international events that politics will play a part. no, for the fans, for the viewers, for the musicians, it's a song contest. and let's hopet his doesn't distract from that too much. we'll come back to what the fans think in a moment. may 13 is the date, could this be resolved by then? it's going to have to be. we don't know what the resolution will be. i know the ebu were working really hard to find a solution that pleases everyone. but with the clock ticking just
a few weeks to go until the contest, we're all interested to see what's going to happen. it's hard to see what the way out is. you run the biggest uk eurovision fan club, what are the fans saying? the fans are saying this is not a politics contest. it's a song contest. it gives fuel to the fire to all those people who like to criticise eurovision and say it's all about politics, that's why the uk will never do well. at the heart of it is the best song will win. let's hope this doesn't distract too much from that. what was yulia doing in crimea? i think she performed in a concert within the last couple of years. obviously since the occupation of crimea by russia, that's seen as something that the authorities in ukraine asjust a no—no, if she wants to perform in kiev. she's quite an interesting performer as well. she's performing from a wheelchair, is that right? exactly, yes. she is disabled. she wouldn't be the first disabled artist or even the first performer in a wheelchair.
a polish singer sang from a wheelchair, but it adds to the whole kind of media hubbub around the story. nottinghamshire police say they're becoming increasingly concerned for the safety of two young children who are believed to have been abducted by their mother. 42—year—old samantha baldwin from newark, has not been seen since monday and is believed to be with 9—year—old louis madge and dylan madge, who's six. police say they are treating the case as an abduction. for the past ten years, young people who've made amazing
contributions to their communities have been recognised at the rotary young citizen awards. one of them is 19—year—old grace o'malley. she won her award in 2013, for raising tens of thousands of pounds for charity with her singing. but her fundraising work hasn't stopped there, as she's been explaining. i am grace o'malley. i am 19 years old, and i am a soprano studying at the royal college of music. i was nominated for a rotary young citizen award in 2016. i started raising money for charity when i was 12, through my singing. my first charity was the royal british legion, when i sang for the remembrance in padiham, because my grandad was in the army. it kind of carried on from that. i was asked to sing for many different charities. i love singing, so i thought i would always use my singing to make people happy and to raise money for charity.
my hopes and plans for the future are that i reach my target of raising about £1 million for charity. and also, i want to continue my studies at the royal college of music. another dream of mine is to sing one day at the royal albert hall. hopefully that will happen one day. all this week, the bbc news channel will be featuring the stories of past and present award winners. and next saturday, we'll be broadcasting the 10 year anniversary ceremony live from manchester. that's at 10:30 next saturday morning. the artist, gilbert baker, who created the rainbow flag that became an international symbol for gay rights, has died. he was 65.
baker was asked to come up with a flag design for the lgbt community in 1978 by harvey milk, who was california's first openly gay elected official. music often provides an escape from the real world. but in hull, one sound installation aims to give listeners a better connection to their surroundings. the work celebrates the humber bridge by incorporating sounds made by the structure. visitors can listen to the music as they walk across the bridge. lucy hester reports from the uk's city of culture. here in leeds, something magical is taking place. musicians from opera north are putting the finishing touches to a recording which will evoke the essence of one of yorkshire's most iconic sites, the humber bridge. many of us will have driven across the bridge, taking in the sights of the humber river. this unique project is hoping to inspire people to walk along its mile—long length and get
lost in incredible sounds. opera north is working with norwegian composers, jan bang and arve henriksen, to create this musical—guided walk. it's a fantastic construction. it's so much bigger than i expected. it's been interesting to walk across the bridge together with arve and to actually hear the sound of the bridge in itself. meanwhile, the opera north orchestra is recording its part. it's a truly beautiful sound produced by top—class musicians. you how could we blend different instruments into that and then are building melodies on top of it or chords or sounds? the music just felt like it was like a natural blood running through your veins. some of these musicians are using their instruments in a very unusual way. the opera north chorus also has a part to play
in creating the soundscape. it's very atmospheric. and part of the problem is that we only know our bits and there's at least seven other layers, as far as i can tell. so i have no idea what the end product is going to be. the finished piece will be heard through headsets as people a walk across the bridge. what's particularly amazing is that it makes you look at everything completely differently when you're listening as well. it creates a completely — you look at everything much more carefully. it's really great. people living in orkney enjoy the best quality of life of any rural area in the uk according to a new survey. the study by the bank of scotland praised the islands for their stunning scenery, low crime rates and good choice of pubs. it is the first time they have topped the poll, having jumped from 46th last year. and now let's get the weather. in
typical april weather today, some clouds in the distance may have been delivering rain across large swathes of the uk. sunny spells and showers sums it up. but the showers are fading away this evening and overnight, with skies clearing it will turn quite chilly. showers lingering across the latter part of the evening, and in the midlands in particular, maybe the odd shower overnight in northern and eastern parts but generally dry with light winds and clear skies. that will meana winds and clear skies. that will mean a chilly night. rural spots will be even lower, and even some frosting parts of rural scotland and northern ireland. but a lovely start of the day across much of england and wales. certainly the southern
half of england and wales. lovely sunshine through the morning and a breeze coming down from the north west. added more cloud for the north sea coastal areas. the odd spot of rain, but most places should start the day on a dry and bright note. across northern ireland the most of scotla nd across northern ireland the most of scotland it is chilly, but some sunshine through the morning. and more cloud towards the far north, and the odd light shower to go with it. but most places start of a very pleasa nt it. but most places start of a very pleasant note. it will be very pleasa nt pleasant note. it will be very pleasant across most of the uk." increase in the afternoon across central and eastern areas and might be the odd rogue shower, but most places will have a lovely day with light winds and sunny spells. pretty good going for this time of year. it looks good for the boat races through the afternoon. not particularly windy, so good news, the water will not be choppy, and skies will be bright with temperature is reasonable in the
mid—teams. and there shouldn't be troubled with premier league matches on sunday afternoon. try and bright with variable cloud and sunshine. towards the north—west over the coming week weather front is approaching bringing cloud and outbreaks of rain to the far north and west of the uk. belfast will see some rain is that they develops. but the further south and east ugo ehiogu bbc, try and bright and quite warm. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: the uk says it will stand up for gibraltar‘s interests after the territory accused spain of using brexit to forward its territorial aims. research says that nearly half the people who used the government help—to—buy scheme to purchase a house did not need it. bbc news has learnt that only 5% of prison staff in england and wales will get new pay allowances of up to £5,000. police are becoming increasingly concerned for the safety of two young children believed to have been abducted by their mother.
they've not been seen since monday. there are eight matches in the premier league today. the first result was at anfield, where liverpool beat everton 3—1 to maintain their impressive record in the merseyside derby. they haven't lost one for over six years now and it was 1999 the last time everton won at anfield. patrick gearey reports. difficult to imagine now that this corner of liverpool was once everton's. in the 21st century they have become overly obliging guests.
no one interrupted saudi omani until the delivered this. liverpool's problems like the other end. there was matthew pennington for warrington, his first for the club, but anfield ground soon turn the blasts. philip coutinho has tailored his reputation. despite such style, the red often flirt with danger. then the top scorer went off injured. but there is a recentjames bond as liverpool fan. they specialise in thrilling raids on the enemy layer. goal 009 of the season. liverpool briefly shaken, then stirred, and are now in third. very good performance under the circumstances for both teams, the
international break, coming back. what they did today was outstandingly good. they got the control of the game, played really well. a derby... they have to play football, but they are ready for the fight. they scored wonderful goals, all three of them. we fought until the end, a great spirit, i believe, a passion, and the best part of the game after half—time, we conceded a bad goal, 3—1, a mistake in our poll position. too much space between the lines and defenders, then they will punish that, but overall, you see the stats after the game, we did everything for a good result, but it is not like that. chelsea lost 2—1 at home to crystal
palace. all the goals came in the first 15 minutes. palace hit back straightaway through wilfred saha. a lovely finish from christian benteke k. it is only the third premier league win against chelsea. it lives than four points of the relegation zone. it is a very sweet three points to come to the champions of the premier league for me. and actually win. of course, for everybody, this is what the premier league is about, there can be a shock anywhere, any time, and we have made everyone sit up and go, wow, what result that is. and from the players's point of view, it is a well earned and well—deserved victory. tottenham made the most of chelsea's slip—up with a 2—0 win at burnley.
it was goalless at half—time and they had also lost victor wanyama and harry winks to injury, but a much brighter second half saw them make the breakthrough. eric dier stabbed home the opener inside the last 25 minutes and heung min son came off the bench and made sure of the points with a tap—in. that is now four league wins a row for mauricio pochettino's side, but the injries are beginning to stack up. look what happened after the game. chelsea lost. we are seven points now. it was always important for us to be the if chelsea fail, and we are there, we are the fighting for the premier league, we are fighting to be as high as possible. manchester united's hopes of a top four finish have taken a knock after being held 0—0 at old trafford by west bromwich albion. united had 75% possession against west brom butjose mourinho's men couldn't find a way past ben foster in the baggies' goal. marcus rashford had a late free kick
saved by the former united man whilst darren fletcher hit the bar for west brom after david de gea almost dropped his shot into the goal. it's united's11th draw of the season — their eighth at old trafford. when the team crossed the midfield line once in 90 minutes and the other team is for 90 minutes with the ball in the opponent's half, you are telling me that the team can consult each other? we did not have to defend. we had the ball all the time. david de gea was sleeping and because of that, he made that funny thing, i was laughing because of that funny thing because it is the only way to react to that. 0-0 in case you did not get what the result
was. leicester city boss craig shakespeare has set a premier league record after their 2—0 win against stoke. he's become the first british manager to win his first four games in the league. the other managers to have achieved that feat are pep guardiola, happyjose mourinho, carlo ancellotti and gus hiddink. wilfred ndidi and jamie vardy scored the goals that moves the champions up a place to 14th. hull city's push for survival continues after a great comeback against west ham — 2—1 it finished. they trailed to a first—half andy carroll goal but turned it around with an 85th minute from andrea rannochia. andrew robertson had equalised for hull early in the second half. that's two wins in three for them and they are only in the relegation zone on goal difference. sunderland remain rooted at the bottom of the premier league after a 1—0 defeat away at watford. miguel britos scored the only goal of the game.
his first in watford colours to end their four—game winless run. they're now up to 10th in the table. sunderland meanwhile have now failed to score in five consecutive games and are seven points from safety with nine games remaining. there's confirmation of all today's results. the tea—time match is just underway at st mary's, the south coast derby, southampton against bournemouth. still goalless there, they have only been playing ten or 11 minutes. celtic will win the scottish premiership tomorrow if they beat hearts. there were four games today. hamilton are off the bottom of the table after a 1—0 win over stjohnstone. the winner coming in the 89th minute. stjohnstone had two of their players sent off at the break for fighting with each other. inverness are now bottom after a 1—1 draw with kilmarnock. partick thistle came back from behind to beat ross county 2—1. rangers and motherwell drew 1—1 at ibrox. rangers are now ten points behind second—placed aberdeen. they played last night, beating dundee 7—0.
we've had the first of the champions cup quarter finals. three times champions leinster were facing the two time kings of europe wasps in dublin and it was the irsih who made home advantage count. leinster into the semifinals after winning 32 points to 17 maz farookhi reports. the aviva stadium does not hold fond memories. a fortnight ago, this was where dreams were broken. to date lei nster where dreams were broken. to date leinster threatened early on to give wasps that feeling. the visitors failed to make any impact early on until they finally managed to put the passes together, also the thought. william larue grab the ball. the loss of control inexplicable, the wasps head coach the last chance and explode. they
did not need another invitation to move further ahead. they touched down but when wasps came out after the break, they played like a different site. suddenly, they were finding an extra burst burst of speed. it was leinster though who find the crucial score to put the result beyond any doubt. wasps and larue left to reflect on the costly mistakes. bath are through to the semifinals of the european challenge cup after beating french side brive at the rec by 34—20. two tries for taulupe faletau of wales and another two for england wing semesa rokoduguni set up a meeting with ospreys at the stade francais in the last four. gloucester play cardiff blues at 8:05pm. warrington have picked up their first point of the super league season. they drew 22—22 with hull fc. leigh 24, widnes 31.
wakefield at 16—0 up against catalan bryans. —— dragons. britain's charley hull is three shots off the lead after the second round of the first women's golf major of the year, the ana inspiration, in california. she hit a 68 in the first round but could only manage to go round in par yesterday with two bogeys in the final four holes. lexi thompson is top as it stands, but they are still playing the last couple of holes of their 2nd rounds after bad weather. world number one mark selby is into the china open final after a 6—4 win over kyron wilson in the semifinals. selby had taken a 3—1 lead in the match but wilson fought back. a break of 130 levelling the match at 3 frames all. selby, who is into his fifth final of the season, eventually moved clear. a break of 93 enough to secure the victory. he'll face mark williams in the final.
the welshman beat hossein vafaei 6 frames to 1. williams dominated the match including making this century break to go 4 frames up. he needs to win the event to return to the top 16 and qualify for an automatic world championship place. still goalless between southampton and bournemouth. in the next half an hour or and bournemouth. in the next half an hourorso, in the and bournemouth. in the next half an hour or so, in the tennis, joanna quanta will play in the final of the miami open. you can keep up to date with all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's bbc.co.uk/sport. and we'll have much more in sportsday at 6:30pm. today, i'm in the lair
of the wizard who likes decibels, who likes to write a book or two — a wizard called brian eno. the former member of roxy music has added production sounds to the biggest acts in the world — u2, coldplay and some chap called bowie. it is love of random, generative art that has brought us here. and his new work, reflection,
it is rather unpredictable. it is a generative music app which follows rules defined and we find by brian eno but which plays differently every time. 14% of these notes, random, will be pitched down by three semitones. the second is 41% go an octave down, 12 semitones. can ijust said... scientist. i would go further, quantum scientist. probabilities. brian eno has spent weeks, months, tweaking these rules and probabilities which when combined cause these sounds to bounce, transform or not play at all. these are different types of scripters. i like them. who doesn't?! we will make that a tedious loop.
a lot of music is based just on things like that and it goes on for ever. now i will put in some scripters. first, a way of reducing the number of beats. it is only playing 80%. already it is a pretty crappy drummer. actually, this is way more interesting than the original drumbeat. we'll introduce some rolls. traditional music — you have a piece which locks down
but you are not locking it down. you are taking these and locking that down, the process. i don't mind so much if the piece changes every time. it is a good way of explaining it. i am trying to make a version of me in the software, my taste, if you like. i'm interested in the edge of my taste envelope, and randomness is a way to find out. have you thought of whether you can copyright the music that comes out? that is a good point. if you sell the app, do they own the music? because they have constructed it. all the bits i never the final construction is that there is. and what did you conclude? it is not easy to make a case for saying it is my music because it sort of is in a modern sense of what composing means.
we spent about an hour with eno, and in the next few days you can see more inside brian's brain on online. look out for the link on twitter from click. this week, samsung launched its latest mobile phone. just a few minutes to go until the launch start, and there is an incredible level of secrecy here, but there is a lot at stake for samsung. after the note seven debacle, we're waiting to see why the s8 has in store. cold hard facts — phone... well, two phones were born. s8 and s8 plus. not even the plus is that large, because of the screens on both of them curve over the edges.
a lot of hype about these. it does not feel like a big deal, personally, but it means you get a screen which is bigger on a smaller size. so, a few of the features we have been told about today. a fingerprint scanner. iris and facial recognition, meaning you should not need a password but still achieve all the security you want. an invisible home button. as you press it, you can feel some sensation. one thing we have had a lot of talk about is the launch of this. the launch of bixby. when fully functioning, the system aims to make interacting easier. interacting with apps, controlling other devices and using artificial intelligence to land your habits and suggests
what you might be looking for next. naturally, i want to test this new personal assistant, but there is a substantial problem. bixby is currently only available in korean. it will be released in american english in may. after that, other languages will follow. it may well be great, but i can't tell you about it. in the meantime, the image recognition function is in action. you photograph an item and it aims to find it for you online, with varying success. so, the hairbrush shot. it thinks my hairbrush is a fork. the phone will be released this month from $650. the company believe they will see explosive sales, but let's hope not exploding phones! now to cyborgs, and when hollywood
imagines them they look way too futuristic to be anywhere close to becoming reality. they did not save your life, they stole it. but are they? dan simmons has a special appointment with a professor at the university of tokyo injapan. i have come to see a professor who is apparently going to turn me into some sort cyborg. it is one of the first times a camera crew has been allowed in to see the process happen and it will take place through this door here.
this research team have come up with the world's thinnest organic circuits, lighter than a feather, they could be worn like a second skin. either monitoring the body or as an e—skin display. we can introduce the electronic functions on the surface of the skin without causing any discomfort from wearing. this is human and machine coming together. the display they are putting on to me has taken three days to manufacture so the research team are being very careful. its thickness is just two to three microns. the magic is controlled by polymer semiconductors and transparent electrodes with organic semiconductors and diodes firing up the display. and they are surprisingly resilient.
they can scrunch them and on rubber even stretch them. it still works and that is something i have come to put to the test. the professor has used his e—skin to measure heart rate and oxygen levels in the blood. could we use these out and about, is it robust enough to go running with it? please move your hand. something like that. i see. it doesn't cause any mechanicalfailure. it is flexible. would you expect us to change this every two or three days? yes, that's another possibility. if we can manufacture everything very cheap, so after you go to the shower and then delaminate your skin and put on the fresh one. i expected that to break by now.
and it's still very much alive. this is just a single digit display today, but what could this be in the future? the second step will be much more digits and then going to the high—definition display. so we could have maybe 1,000 pixels? yes, that's technologically possible. on our hand, so we could, what, talk to people on our hand? yes. this could be a picture of my mum, for example? she would appear on my hand? yes, that would be possible in the future, maybe four to five years. but lifetime will be the biggest issues. this is the start of the rise of the cyborgs. and that's it for the short cut
of click for this week. the full—length version is up on iplayerfor you to enjoy right now. and do follow us on twitter, if you'd be so kind, for plenty more of this stuff throughout every week. and there's much more from brian eno coming soon online too. we'll tweet you when that's ready. thanks for watching. see you soon. it is the 1st of april today and we
saw typical april weather, a little bit of sunshine out that the angry looking clouds looming in the distance and they have been delivering rain across large swathes of the uk. sunnis bells and showers sums up at the showers fade away this evening and overnight, becoming few and far between. showers lingering into the latter part of the evening. maybe the odd shower overnight. generally speaking, dry with light winds and clear skies. that will mean a chilly night. towns and cities, 5—8 . it should be a lovely start of the day across much of england and wales. it is certainly the case across the southern half of england and wales, and lovely sunshine in the morning. by and lovely sunshine in the morning. by 9am, eight or 9 degrees. more cloud for the north sea coastal
areas. most places should start the day on a dry and bright note. a bit chilly in rural spots but sunshine through the morning. a bit more cloud towards the far north of scotla nd cloud towards the far north of scotland and the northern isles. but most scotland and the northern isles. but m ost pla ces scotland and the northern isles. but most places starting on the pleasant note. a pleasant day across large swathes of the uk. cloud amounts will increase throughout the afternoon. the odd rogue shower that most afternoon. the odd rogue shower that m ost pla ces afternoon. the odd rogue shower that most places having a lovely day with light winds and sunny spells, 12—30 for glasgow and belfast. —— 13. looks pretty good for the boat races through the afternoon. not particularly windy, which is good news, and the skies will be bright and temperature is reasonable, in the middle teens. try and bright with variable amounts of cloud with sunshine for our premier league matches. looking out towards the
north—west, the winds are freshening and a weather front is approaching. belfast was the rain as the day develops. but the further south and east you go, a decent day, dry and bright and warm. this is bbc news. the headlines at 6pm: britain promises to stand up for gibraltar after the territory accuses spain of using brexit to forward its territorial aims. foreign secretary, boris johnson, tweeted: "the uk remains implacable and rock—like in our support for gibraltar". nearly half of people who used the government's help to buy scheme to purchase a house did not need it, according to new research. the bbc understands that only 5% of existing prison staff in england