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and that's it for the short cut of click from paris. plenty more in the full—length version which is available to watch on iplayer right now, and plenty more from us on twitter throughout the week, that's @bbcclick. thanks for watching. and everyone back to mine for strawberries. hello. this is breakfast, with rogerjohnson and tina dahely a plan a plan to introduce four new bank holidays from labour if it wins the election. the extra breaks would be uk—wide and fall on the patron saint's day of each of the home nation. the conservatives warn a labour government would damage the economy. a cap on energy bills for millions
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of households is expected to be included in the conservative manifesto. good morning. it's sunday the 23rd of april. also ahead: tight security across france as voting begins in the first round of the presidential election. this is the start line of the 37th london marathon where work is furiously getting under way to get things ready because 40,000 runners are expected to take part. that is a record number. in sport, chelsea are unstoppable. matic makes his mark as the premier league leaders beat tottenham, to reach the fa cup final. have a look at this! a rare sight on the railways this morning as four engines, including the flying scotsman. line up to show the past, present, and future of rail transport. and ben has the weather.
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good morning. quite a decent day to come for many of us. spells of sunshine. brace yourself. a big change for the start of the new week. something much colder on the way. all of the details are coming up. thank you very much, ben. good morning. first, our main story. labour would introduce four extra uk—wide bank holidays if they win the general election. and it's being reported that the conservatives will pledge to cut energy bills for the seven out of ten households that pay standard variable tariffs households by capping some tariffs. with the details, here's our political correspondent, ben wright. good morning, everybody. good morning! working hard to get your vote. butjeremy corbyn thinks britain's workers deserve a break, and says if labour wins the general election he will try and introduce four new uk—wide bank holidays.
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bank holidays are a devolved matter in scotland. butjeremy corbyn says he would introduce four more in england on st george's day, st patrick's day, and st andrew's day, and st david's day, and also suggest that they also have public holidays in devolved areas. he claims the move would help bring the four nations of the uk together, as well as giving more people time off. the party said there was no definitive estimate of the economic impact of this proposal. a conservative source said that the economy would be on a permanent holiday ifjeremy corbyn got in downing street. the conservatives could be about to make their own retail offer to voters in the shape of smaller energy bills for families. the sunday times says that theresa may will order 0fgem to cap the gas and electricity bills for the seven out of ten households that pay standard variable tariffs, which are usually more expensive than other plans energy companies offer. labour has previously said it
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will force energy suppliers to put customers on their cheapest tariffs. ben wright, bbc news. ukip says its manifesto will include a pledge to ban the full—face veils worn by some muslim women. the party leader, paul nuttall, will launch what he calls an "integration agenda," saying items of clothing such as the burka and niqab are a barrier to social harmony and a security risk. he will also propose outlawing sharia law, the religious rules that form part of islamic tradition. let's speak to our political correspondent, susana mendonca, who joins us now from our london newsroom. good morning. good morning. what can you tell us about this ban from ukip? it goes down to the core vote from ukip. they are talking about a full ban on the face veil as you see in france and belgium. they say it is part of their integration agenda. that is not the only thing that fit into that mould. they are talking about banning sharia law and people from not reporting female genital mutilation. and also a ban on postal
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voting, which they claim is subject to electoral fraud. many policies that may appeal to their core vote. their key problem is ahead of their last general election they had a key purpose, to call for a referendum on leaving the european union. but we have had that. theresa may it has made it clear we are pushing ahead with rigs had. ukip have in a sense lost their purpose. —— brexit. they need other policies that appeal to others. this is theirfirst need other policies that appeal to others. this is their first weekend of campaigning. all of the parties, labour, ukip, are coming up with eye—catching policies that they hope will appeal to core voters. thank you very much indeed. today is st george's day. if labour's plan was to go ahead, today would be a public holiday. polling stations across france will open in an hour's time in the first round of the country's
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presidential election. 11 candidates are running for office, with the race between the top four contenders considered too close to call ahead of the vote. gavin is live in paris. it is tight between the four frontrunners ahead of these out of voting. it is. the poles in the last few minutes have openedin poles in the last few minutes have opened in france. for the next 12 hours, people can vote. you may see some wandering in and out of the town hall in central paris. the situation is interesting. unlike the uk where you get a sense of the results coming in by a bout seven o'clock this evening, in france, they have a prediction. they take constituencies and use those votes and by eight o'clock some of the programmes will have the two faces of the people likely to make it through. it is technically feasible someone through. it is technically feasible someone gets through. it is technically feasible someone gets more through. it is technically feasible someone gets more than 50% of the vote and could automatically be announced president. but that is
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very unlikely. at the moment the poles say that we have marine le pen, she is on the front right, the far left, the centrist candidate, and will, and francois fillon, the conservative. —— macron. and there have been police and about 7000 soldiers on the streets given what happened recently. thank you. gavin in paris. the boyfriend of tv celebrity, ferne mccann, has been arrested in connection with an alleged acid attack in a nightclub. arthur collins, who's 25, had been sought by police following an incident at the mangle club in hackney last week. keith doyle reports. emergency services were called to the mangle night club in east london on easter monday after some people were brought in contact with a corrosive substance and suffered burns. a 22—year—old woman and a same—aged
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man are now blind in one eye. the metropolitan police said arthur collins, 25, from hertfordshire, was arrested on suspicion of murder. he is the boyfriend of ferne mccann, who appeared in the reality tv show, the only way is essex. he was taken into custody at an address in the north following an operation from officers from east midlands and the met specialist crime unit. the met police said a 21—year—old man was charged with seven counts of grievous bodily harm in relation to the alleged incident. he has been named as andrea phoenix, who will appear before the thames magistrate tomorrow. the former tennis player, ilie nastase, has been banned from any further role in the fed cup tie between britain and romania after he verbally abused the british captain, anne keothavon, and the british number one, johanna konta. play was suspended when konta left the court in tears, but she later came back to beat her opponent in straight sets.
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alex gulrajani reports. we are used to outpourings of emotion on a tennis court, just not like this. johanna konta was on top against romania's sarana sastaya, but she was not the only challenge. both konta and her captain felt the crowd overstepped the mark. the romanian captain, ilie nastase, got involved. already facing investigation for comments he made about serena williams, nastase swore at the british pair and the officials, before being escorted away. play resumed, but only briefly, withjohanna konta, the world number seven, visibly distressed. she left the court soon after with another, simona halep, pleading with the crowd. after nearly half—an—hour, konta returned, and wasted no time finishing the match. konta will return, unlike nastase.
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escorted from the complex, his accreditation removed. banned from playing. the 37th london marathon will get under way later this morning. more than 40,000 people have registered, meaning this year's race is set to outstrip last year's record number of runners. many will be waved off on their 26 mile journey by the duke and duchess of cambridge, who are expected to be seen cheering on from the sidelines. 0ur reporter, dan johnson, is in greenwich for us this morning. yeah. it is still very busy. trying to put the last few pieces in place. they have just finished building the start line. most feels like it is ready. the main events start at nine o'clock with the will chair and women's, then the men's elite at ten, then tens of thousands with individual targets to achieve, to
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get around individual targets to achieve, to getaround in individual targets to achieve, to get around in a time or raising muggy. there are so many positive stories. —— wheelchair races. it goes across the thames, around the eastern, around so many landmarks. and then the duke and duchess of cambridge will start this off. their charity, heads together, is one of the main charities. this huge operation is incredible. there are 1200 operation is incredible. there are i200 portaloos. look at that. that is one of the poshest portaloos i have ever seen. i will not argue with you. that look very posh indeed. he is an expert. the main political parties have spent the weekend setting out the issues they'll fight the upcoming general election on. in 2015, the green party won more than a million votes but only returned one mp. at their campaign launch this week, the green's called for a living wage for all, and votes for 16 and 17 year olds. so, will these policies be enough to return more mps to westminster?
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their co—leader, jonathan bartley, joins us now. thank you for coming in and getting up thank you for coming in and getting up brightand thank you for coming in and getting up bright and early. just while we we re up bright and early. just while we were listening to danjohnson, we mentioned the two stories today, the conservatives capping bills and the four bank holidays of labour. what about the greens. we don't wantjust the top six, we want 6000. we want control going to local committees so they can get a return on their investment and get clean energy in their own area and get it cheap. we are advocating a three—day weekend. when we put forward bold policies, labour tried to keep up and don't quite achieve it. -- try. a four-day
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week? that is what we had in the 70s. for the wrong reasons. do you remember when we were children, we are at the same age, we were told they would be a lot of wealth creation and we would have technological advancements. we have had that, but we have seen no benefits from that as a community. who is the economy for? big corporations to suck the money out of the economy, or for you and corporations to suck the money out of the economy, orfor you and me? how do you then deal with it? it is well and good to say without those big companies that generate rocket profit and all of that, the country is in trouble. —— profits. profit and all of that, the country is in trouble. -- profits. it is about who you favour. will you give tax breaks to corporates, or are the people? we want tax cuts for small businesses. we want a level playing
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field and resilient local economies where money is circulated in the local economy. we have to create resilient local economies. we are the party of small business. you have caroline lucas, the one mp, the tory leader, in brighton. how many mps realistically do you expect? —— co—leader. mps realistically do you expect? —— co-leader. don't make predictions, we have learnt that. we are looking at the isle of wight, sheffield, bath. we want to see us all over the country. we should have a 24 mps and afair country. we should have a 24 mps and a fair voting system. proportional representation is the way you want to go ultimately. you try to do deals with the lib dems and other parties about practically standing down and putting people in different places. they had said no. it is very interesting, isn't it? the leadership has said no. arab door is
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still open. we think the future of the country is about the next 50 yea rs. the country is about the next 50 years. —— our door. these decisions will be huge and affect everyone. we need to travel beyond party politics. if the leadership says no, the grassroots people are saying yes. people are working across the country wanting to do things in different ways. the only reason we are having this discussion about how big theresa may's win is going to be is because labour is split. but on a local level with people doing deals, the may has warned of a coalition of chaos. that is chaos. we could end up chaos. that is chaos. we could end up with, you know, just chaotic coalition is. that is no good. than this. that's get past the
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soundbites. —— we need to get better than this. people will understand what you mean but if you are trying to carve up the electoral map, it's going to be very piecemeal. they will have to be a coalition in order to get something done. it doesn't have to be that way. you can have a minority government supported by other parties. we you hold the government to account. if you don't do x, y, z, we won't be supporting to you. would you go into a coalition? it is you had one or two mps? what we would like is a confidence and supply arrangement. a red light brass would be proportional representation. that's how you give people back control.
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——a red light for us. in remain or leave every vote counted. we want to give that control back to people by changing the election system, and that will really change people ‘s lives. it's a game changer. thank you very much indeed for coming in this morning. you're watching breakfast from bbc news. the main stories this morning: here's ben with a look at this morning's weather. press yourself, cold weather on the way as we head into the new week. make the most of sunday because for many of us, it will be another springlike day —— brace yourself. here is a lovely sunrise from one of our weather watchers. . it here is a lovely sunrise from one of ourweatherwatchers. . it is here is a lovely sunrise from one of our weather watchers. . it is chilly close to the start line in the london marathon. the cloud will break up to give us some sunshine. it will run up to the need teens. high pressure in charge for most of
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us high pressure in charge for most of us but i have to post —— point out is cold front. to the north of it, thatis is cold front. to the north of it, that is where the cold areas making a nitties on our way to us as we head through the next few days. —— making way. for england and wales, turning into a decent day. where we have cloud at the moment, it will break up. across the board, it will bea break up. across the board, it will be a mixture of sunny spells and patchy cloud. where we have the areas of cloud, we can't rule out the odd light shower. the best of the odd light shower. the best of the sunshine lifting towards the mid— teens. there will be more cloud across scotland and across the north, windy and wet. as our weather front approaches, a cold front, it will continue to sink southwards will continue to sink southwards will top behind it, it starts to
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open the door to some cold air. some showers developing. touch of frost. a little bit of patchy rain which will continue to sink southwards tomorrow. this is our weatherfund, our cold front. anyway to the north of it, we will see wintry showers, rain, sleet and snow, especially through the hills. even to lower levels. across the northern half of the country, chilly. three degrees in aberdeen. monday night into tuesday, the cold air will sink further in. all of us will feel the chill will of cold weather is not unusual or april but it will come as a shock. singledigit temperatures for many of us with sunshine and a return to overnight frost. get ready for the cold snap ahead. four engines from four different eras are giving rail enthusiasts in yorkshire a rare treat this morning as they rattle along the tracks of the east coast main
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line in what has been described as a "once in a lifetime event." 0ur reporter phil bodmer is on the platform at york station for us. are they running on time phil? they are. that's the good news. it is fairto they are. that's the good news. it is fair to say that over the years, this grand victoria building of york station has seen many significant moments that surely none like this. as you mentioned, for generations of trains along the east coast main line, running in parallel in the same direction at the same time. the flying scotsman, the famous locomotive, it built its name on the history of the east coast main line. rolled out of doncaster in 1923. we have the hst class 43 which was
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manufactured and launched in 1976, still in service today. the two to five has been running since the late 19805 and next year in 2018, the band —— brand—new virgin azuma. they are all heading to york station and should be with us around eight o'clock this morning. bob, one of the curators of the national rail museum. this is a unique and special occurrence. this hasn't happened since the 19305. for trains running together like this. there is a long history of express passenger travel. this station is seeing trains roaring through it, taking people to scotla nd roaring through it, taking people to scotland or down to london since it was built. it's nice to see it
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fitting in with this history. many people are asking why today. above all, there has been some engineering works so they can do it today. it's not easy to fit this event in two very busy railway. that's what we have here. earlier in the morning, we woke up before our breakfast to do it. prior to that, if you have seen the flying scotsman coming through here on the first non—stop run in1928, it through here on the first non—stop run in 1928, it would have been the middle of the day. quite early for this but great brass are the national railway museum to be involved with that and see this great thing happening. for enthusiasts, a great photo opportunity. a great photo opportunity. a great photo opportunity and array of photo opportunity. i can't say, you are
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representing the past, present and future of this route and the idea that we are running into a new type of trained and experienced so it amazing to mix steam, diesel and electric in this way. thank you for coming in today so we can talk to you. it is a special day today. we are expecting some special trains, the virgin azuma and the flying scotsman, they will line up with the intercity two to five and the hst class 43. you're watching breakfast from bbc news. time now for a look at the newspapers. the writer, paul vallely is here to tell us what has caught his eye. we'll speak to paul injust a minute. people see do we believe the
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politicians but do we believe the polls? an interesting lesson in the polls? an interesting lesson in the polls this morning. the sunday mirror which you would expect to have a nice prone labour poll has a pro— tory poll. it says that theresa may is going to get 50% of the vote -- 60% may is going to get 50% of the vote —— 60% and will have a thumping landslide of more than 200 seat which looks pretty alarming the labour. —— for labour. the express stop one in seven labour voters are not going to vote labour. the interesting thing is they say that one third of them are doing it because of the leadership, jeremy corbyn, but a quarter of them are abandoning its because of accent as
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well. that is on the basis of this poll, a three figure majority for the tories here is the balance. here is that thing in the mail. it has poll which says the opposite story falls up the interesting thing about this poll is it was done on friday and the others were done on thursday, when day. it says the tory leaders has been slashed in half —— lead. an interesting graph inside which shows how much the tories have tom will then four days and how much labour has gone up. —— —— tumbled. can we rely on the pollsters? the past few years, there was bad pr for pollsters because they failed to predict the result of the eu referendum but for newspapers, it is
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to generate stories, isn't it? its gold and newspapers. —— gold for newspapers. things are more uncertain in politics now. nobody knows who will win the french election. the real uncertainty present situation is genuine. it's notjust generated present situation is genuine. it's not just generated by polls and newspapers and manoeuvring. we don't know where we are this time. this will make your tummy rumble this early. is it is gone is gone? —— scone. you have the geography map here. it's not about class, its southern. the majority of people do
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actually say sconn wearers the scottish tuesday scohn. —— on tuesday. —— do say. it is looking at how language has changed over the yea rs. 50 yea rs how language has changed over the years. 50 years ago, the word trap was pronounced trep and the word that was pronounced pet. —— the word pat. there are regional dialects here. words like calabar. —— calibre. it is the homogenisation of
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television and we are not maintaining the regional distinctions that we were which is a shame, really. to use a sconn or scohn? —— do you say. we will be on the bbc news channel soon. the andrew marr programme is on bbc one this morning at nine o'clock. andrew, what have you got coming up? lots of politics, as you would expect. you have seen some stories about ukip and the burqa. from
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wales, leanne wood but my main interview will be with jeremy corbyn. the man who wants to be a next prime minister. away from politics, but a busy are what coming up. —— hour. the travel show heads to spain. abandoned villages. hello. this is breakfast, with rogerjohnson and tina daheley. coming up before 7am, ben's got the weather. but first, a summary of this morning's main news. labour is attempting to win over voters ahead ofjune's general election, with the promise of four extra uk—wide bank holidays. they would fall on the patron saint's day of each of the home nations.
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the conservatives say the british economy would be on a permanent holiday under labour. meanwhile, reports suggest the conservatives will pledge to cut energy bills for the seven out of ten households that pay standard variable tariffs. the boyfriend of tv celebrity, ferne mccann, has been arrested in connection with an alleged acid attack in a nightclub. 25—year—old, arthur collins, was wanted for questioning by police and had been urged to hand himself in by the only way is essex star. a 21—year—old man has been charged with seven counts of grevious bodily harm in connection with the incident at the mangle club in hackney last monday. polling stations across france will open in just under half an hours time in the first round of the country's presidential election. 11 candidates are running for office, with the race between the top four contenders
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considered too close to call ahead of the vote. two candidates from this round will go through to a run—off vote next month. the mobile operator, three, has apologised for technical problems which prevented some of its 9.2 million customers from making calls and sending and receiving texts yesterday. some users took to twitter to complain that their messages had gone to the wrong people. the firm says calls can now be made and it's working to restore a full service. emergency teams have been sent out to contain an oil spill on one of the canary islands, after a ferry crashed into underwater fuel pipes. spanish authorities said 13 passengers were injured and five of the wounded had to be hospitalised. a two—mile—long slick is threatening the coast around las palmas, on gran canaria, and telde, further to the south. rail enthusiasts are getting a real treat this morning as four engines fans of coronation street will have a chance to own some
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of the best—known items from the long—running soap. the curlers, headscarf and pinny worn by the character, hilda 0gden, are to go under the hammer. they are being sold by the family ofjean alexander, the actress who played the sharp—tongued cleaner for almost a quarter of a century, who died in october last year. 0ne one of the greats without a doubt. now it is time for the sport. chelsea are on for a double, it seems. glory days. they are. a brilliant match against tottenham. i say this because there were a few eyebrows raised before kick—off because antonio conte, the chelsea manager, left out what we taught we re manager, left out what we taught were his star players, eden hazard and diego costa. who came on and scored a goal? eden hazard. a brilliant match and a thrilling game
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between the two sides chasing the premier league title. it was a thrilling semi—final. no less than six goals in this one. one of them was an absolute stunner by chelsea. it is great to fight for the title. it is great to reach for the final fa cup. a great competition. but, yeah, i am pleased for my players and i also love our fans. we dominated the game completely but they were more technical than us. we played fantastically. we played in our way and philosophy. we try to play like we normally play. but it is true that they were so clinical. it's also cup weekend in scotland, and aberdeen are the first team through to the final,
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their first scottish cup final in 17 years. lots of drama in this one against the holders hibernian. look how quickly aberdeen scored their opening goal. just 12 seconds. you could probably forgive the defenders for being caught by surprise there. aberdeen scored again, which meant hibs had it all to do. but they did pull it back and equalise. but look at this, five minutes left on the clock, and aberdeen get a winning goal, after a deflected shot from jonny hayes. they'll face either celtic or rangers in the final. it has been a brilliant season so far. after the last disappointment and we wanted to move forward. we wanted to be here again come the end of the season for another trophy. so we are looking forward to it. worrying times for middlesbrough. they've lost again and their chances of staying in the premier league look increasingly unlikely.
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they lost 4—0 to bournemouth yesterday. bournemouth move up to 12th in the table with the win. it's looking bleak for boro though, they're nine points from safety, and only five games left to play. there's been some incredible goals this weekend, just look at this from sam clucas from hull city. they beat watford 2—0 which does their chances of staying in the premier league a world of good, they're two points clear of the bottom three now. also in the relegation battle, swansea's survivals hopes have also been boosted. they beat stoke 2—0 which is their first win in seven games. in yesterday's other premier league game, everton and west ham finished goalless. some worrying news for manchester united, they'll be without zlatan ibrahimovic and marcos rojo for the rest of the season. both suffered cruciate ligament injuries in the europa league quarterfinal on thursday night against anderlecht. ibrahimovic is united's top scorer with 28 this season.
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united are at burnley this afternoon. while liverpool are at crystal palace in the day's other premier league fixture. it's that time of the year where teams start moving up and down the leagues. swindon town were relegated from league one, while leyton orient drop out of the football league after 112 years. they'll be replaced by lincoln city. they're back after a six year absence following their 2—1 win over macclesfield. terry hawkridge scored both goals for lincoln in the victory that secured the national league title in front of their home supporters. promotion caps off a remarkable season for the imps as they also became the first non—league side to reach the fa cup quarter—finals in 103 years. there was disappointment for manchester city women yesterday. they lost the first leg of their champions league semi—final. they were beaten 3—1 at home by reigning champions lyon. the second leg is next saturday.
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there was drama in great britain's david cup tie in romania. and the host's captain, former grand slam winner, ilie nastase, has been banned from today's matches as a result. during johanna konte's rubber against sorana cirstea, nastase was sent off after swearing at the umpire and being verbally abusive to konta and her captain anne keothavong. konte was visibly upset by the incident and after some confusion the match was halted with the brit 3—1 down in the first set. after 25 minutes play resumed and konte took the match two sets to love. nastase was escorted from the complex. the tie is poised a 1—1. heather watson had lost her rubber earlier on. what he said to the umpire and referee, you can ask them, it was enough for him to be warned and then disqualified. but then what he said directed at bothjohanna konta and myself, it is not something i am going to repeat here. it is not appropriate to say to any other human in that particular way.
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that is not what we have come here for. we came to play a competitive match against romania in a fair environment. we certainly do not expect verbal abuse. saracens are still on course to retain their european champions cup title. they beat munster by 26 points to ten in dublin to reach their third final in four years. both their tries came in the second half, the second for chris wyles, as they ran out winners at the aviva stadium. they'll face clermont auvergne or leinster in the final in three weeks' time, that second semi—final is played this afternoon. warrington wolves began the super league with six defeats in a row, but they're now unbeaten in five matches. wolves came from behind to beat wakefield trinity by 20 points to 18. tom lineham's try completed their comeback with two minutes to go. that puts them eighth in the table. courtney tulloch has made history for great britain's gymnasts,
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winning their first international rings medal with a silver at the european championships in romania. this silver adds to an impressive championships for gb‘s men's team, which contains none of the competitors from the rio 0lympics. john higgins, through to the quarter—finals of the world snooker championship. higgins is hoping to win his fifth title at the crucible. he came through a high—quality match against northern ireland's mark allen, winning it by 13 frames to nine. he'll play kyren wilson next. ronnie 0'sullivan is also through. what a busy weekend it was. some incredible goal scoring over the weekend. fantastic! that one fall hull. 0h weekend. fantastic! that one fall hull. oh my goodness. -- for.
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incredible scenes at the fed cup as well. not the kind of thing you want to see at elite level sport, or anywhere, really. very, very, very u nfortu nate. anywhere, really. very, very, very unfortunate. the marathon quickly. have you ever done one?” unfortunate. the marathon quickly. have you ever done one? i have never done one. will i? probably not. none of us have done it. we have full admiration for the 40,000 people who are lining up to take part in the london marathon today. many have been getting in touch. this person's hubby is marathon—ready. she is wishing him good luck for muscular dystrophy. and social enterprise, that's what's darryl is running for. and three marathons today from this man. he started at four o'clock this
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morning and is off to the start line for the second. good luck. well done, david. and bernie says good luck to emrie taylor. and jack garner has done well to prepare for the marathon. good luck to all of you. and now to danjohnson who was at the starting line. yes. people are starting to gather. i am full of admiration. i did a part of it yesterday. 0nly admiration. i did a part of it yesterday. only three miles. my legs are hurting this morning. i could not do anything like a marathon. four runners here who are doing today's marathon. it gives you an idea of the range of people involved. bronte is the youngest runner in today's race. are you excited? i am pretty excited. i am nervous but grateful for all the support. what made you want to do it? i am running for the make—a—wish
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foundation in memory of my best friend, leanne. her wish foundation in memory of my best friend, leanne. herwish was foundation in memory of my best friend, leanne. her wish was to go with me to florida and i wanted to do something for her. are you nervous, confident? in my training i have gone 16— 17 miles. nervous, confident? in my training i have gone 16- 17 miles. only another ten, then. i found i could keep on going, but i got bored. i hope that the crowd will kind ofjeremy on.|j am sure they will. you got some advice from this man, ken, the oldest. 83. you have done every london marathon. what makes you keep doing it? the challenger every year to keep yourself fit and free from injury. i look forward to it every year and injury. i look forward to it every yearandi injury. i look forward to it every yearand i am injury. i look forward to it every year and i am looking forward to next year. what advice do you go for a first timer? take it easy in the beginning and go slow and you will finish. if you go too quick,
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downhill. you must have seen a change a lot from when it started in 1981. it was nothing like this. it was terrible at times. real chaos. but now it is magnificent, isn't it? i hope they look after you today because you deserve it. and tell us your story, guys. be —— the inspiration from the royals to run for mental health is so important. running is key for mental health. hopefully they can see the benefits that i got. especially at 83! it is notjust about the journey, but getting the discussion open about mental health. we want mental wealth in people, inner
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resilience. it is our duty to stand up resilience. it is our duty to stand up and say we have had issues with mental health and have come out the other side. you can get an understanding around the difficult situations that anyone can feel. we are virgins of the london marathon, can't say that often. we are excited and proud. this has trail blazed around the world and is phenomenal. that is the headband you are wearing, heads together, supported by the duke and duchess of cambridge. yes. we are raising funds. we are helping families of young people get support they need as well. thanks a lot, guys. we wish all of you well. thousands will be lining the route cheering people on. so many positive stories around the 26.2 mile course. the women's event is starting just after 9am and then the men's and masses at ten.
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a lot of admiration for him. going at 83. you're watching breakfast from bbc news. the main stories this morning: labour says it will introduce four new bank holidays across the uk, if it wins the general election. while theresa may says she'll cap energy bills for 17 million households. arthur collins, the boyfriend of reality tv star, ferne mccann, has been arrested in connection with an alleged acid attack at a nightclub in east london. here's ben with a look at this morning's weather. today should be a fine spring day for most of us. make the most of it
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because in a couple of days time, you will be wondering where spring has gone. not a bad start here in lancaster. quite chilly start in places, a touch of frost that we will see some sunny spells. there are some areas of cloud, thick cloud, across the north of scotland, bringing showery rain parts of the south—east also seeing it. a bit cloudy at the start line of the london marathon on and on the cool side but in should brighten up. the temperatures approaching the mid—teens. for most of us today, thatis mid—teens. for most of us today, that is the story, them patchy cloud, spells of sunshine. across northern ireland scotland, the club will be thickening up this north—west. it will turn windy. this is how this afternoon is shaping up and across the south—west into wales, the midlands, east anglia and the south—east. the cloud breakup to allow some sunny spells. equally, a
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very small chance of catching a shower. a decent afternoon for northern england as well. pollen levels are high. that is the first sign ofa levels are high. that is the first sign of a big change. the weather front, a conference sinking southwards. bringing rain. it is introducing cold air. a touch of frost in northern scotland. further south, more in the way of cloud. it won't be a chilly night. through tomorrow, the court front is continuing southwards into northern ireland, england and wales. patchy rain on that. wintry showers, rain, sleet, hail and snow. rain on that. wintry showers, rain, sleet, hailand snow. even rain on that. wintry showers, rain, sleet, hail and snow. even at a modest hills in scotland. more persistent rain and snow flooding in and a cold afternoon. three degrees in aberdeen. in the south where you
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expect —— escape the cold we are getting into the northerly wind through monday night and into tuesday. temperatures really struggling over the next few days. single digits in places. spells of sunshine, showers as well. some of the showers wintry. rain, sleet and snow. it will turn milder towards the end of the week. cold weather not unusual in april but it will feel a shock to the system after the spring like whether we have had over recent days and weeks to prepare yourself, dig out the winter coat. we're here on the bbc news channel until nine this morning, and coming up in the next hour. american airlines has removed an employee from duty after a clash over a baby's pram. the incident follows another clash on a united airlines plane two weeks ago, we'll askjust how
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common such incidents are. we'll examine what will happen to drivers caught committing high level speeding offences ahead of a rise in fines in england and wales. all that to come on the bbc news channel. but this is where we say goodbye to viewers on bbc one. bye for now. in a few moments here on breakfast we'll have the morning's news, but first it's time for the travel show. on this week's travel show, we are exploring a secret corner of spain full of places that time forgot. really beautiful round here. it's really quiet. we are tackling the great wall
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of china, one step at a time. and we're tracking down a wild and secretive creature that's learned to steer well clear of humans. we're looking out at the bottom of the valley here. and that's where the wolves are most likely to get a good breakfast. hello and welcome to the travel show with me, christa larwood, coming this week from palencia in spain. now, this country is one of the world's biggest tourism destinations. each year over 60 million people arrive on these shores. but they often head for the mediterranean coast and cities like barcelona or madrid. but here in rural spain, many struggling communities are pinning their hopes on becoming the next big holiday hotspot. i've travelled fairly widely in spain, but on this trip i'm heading to a region in the north of the country that i've never heard of before. its name is palencia. only a handful of tourists come
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here, which is hard to believe, given the breathtaking scenery. and in the middle of this wild countryside, there are amazing, virtually untouched, medieval churches scattered everywhere. nowhere else in europe has so many of these churches, and they give you a real sense that you've stepped back in time. this area may be beautiful, but for centuries it's also been poor, and traditionally many people had no choice but to leave in search of work, in the hope of a better life. now some of the current generation are hoping that tourism will help bring new life to this region. myjourney begins in the southern part of palencia. one of the medieval pilgrimage routes that led to santiago de compostela goes through this area. in other parts of spain camino
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de santiago trails are packed with pilgrims. but here, i only see a few. this region of palencia is not very well known. heading north, i reached the mountains of northern palencia. these villages are even further off the beaten track. every village here seems to have a medieval church. there are over 250 injust a small area. the architectural style is called romanesque and dates back to the 11th century, and it's rare to see so many of them so close together. elsewhere in europe, these types of churches were often altered and modernised over the centuries. here, they remain untouched.
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wow, that is a key. that's a key and a half, that. this place really properly is just hewn out of rock. in the 12th century this area was very important because the centre of power of this area is very close here. and this is one of the most important place of the kingdom of castilla. after this 12th century, the centre of the power go away of this area. and not so rich in the fields, this area became to be a poor area. so when they had more money, in later centuries they would come in and tear down the old churches to rebuild them. whereas because this is poor it's been kept perfectly for us. yeah, yeah. i've seen all around
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the world how tourism can help to preserve cultures. but there's also something special that's lost the moment the first tourist buses arrive. hopefully the people of palencia get the tourist numbers they richly deserve. but also fight hard to protect the authenticity of their medieval culture, of which, as i've discovered, they are justly proud. i've come to the mountains in palencia here in northern spain to search for an elusive animal, the iberian wolf. for centuries, these animals have bred both fear and fascination in humans, and here in palencia they are now flourishing like nowhere else in europe. so i've tracked down the man
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who is leading wolf safaris, much to the amazement of many of the locals, who have always been taught to fear these legendary predators. but in an ironic twist, the wolves could now help lead the way to the economic salvation that's much needed in this very poor region of spain. tino garcia is the pioneer of wolf tours in palencia. along with his wife, rosa, he's restored a once derelict home and now welcomes visitors who want to catch a glimpse of the local wolves. even though many of his neighbours were sceptical his business would succeed. if you're not a fan of very early starts, then wolf watching is definitely not for you.
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good morning, christa. que tal? good morning. i'm tired, that's what i am. living in such close proximity to humans, these wolves have learned to survive by keeping a low profile. so don't expect to hear any hollywood—style howling coming from up in the hills. is this safe? all right, my life's in your hands, tino. it's kind of amazing, driving in the dark. you look out and it's alljust shades of grey. it's amazing how quickly your eyes become accustomed to not having headlights. the iberian wolf was almost hunted
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to extinction in the 19705. but as the failing economy forced people to move away from the villages, the wolf population started to climb. but wolves are still hunted today. the culling season only finished two weeks ago, so the wolves are more cautious than ever. but that only increases the sense of adventure when you set out on a trip like this. knowing your guide will have to use all of his skills and training to spot what you've come to see. it's like looking for a needle in a haystack. tino was just telling me that we're looking out in the bottom of the valley here, because that's where the deer tend to come, and that's where the wolves are most likely to get a good breakfast. for tino, it's important to stay at a distance,
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so the wolves aren't disturbed. as the day wears on, i'm beginning to lose hope. if i'm going to see a wolf, i'm going to have to get creative. this is a local breed called the wolf dog. genetically, it's partly domesticated dog, but it's mostly iberian wolf. you are quite wolfie, aren't you? hello. tino says he wouldn't be able to tell the difference between this dog and a wild wolf. that's why the dog is wearing a bright yellow collar, so that locals don't mistake him for a wolf and shoot him. these dogs were bred to protect cattle from wild wolves. they look like and think like the enemy. and the puppies beg forfood from adults, just like wild wolf cubs do. meeting a wolf dog has
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given me a little glimpse of a wolf's character, and who knows, maybe i will be back someday and be lucky enough to see the real thing, in the hills here in palencia. i think this is definitely the closest i'm ever going to come to a wolf. hello, this is breakfast, with rogerjohnson and tina dahely. a plan to introduce four new bank holidays — from labour if it wins the general election. the extra breaks would be uk wide and fall on the patron saint‘s day of each of the home nations. a cap on energy bills for millions of households is expected to be included in the conservative manifesto. good morning, it's sunday 23rd april.
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