this is bbc news. i'm annita mcveigh. the headlines at five. european union leaders unanimously agree guidelines for negotiating britain's withdrawal from the eu. we need real guarantees for our people to leave work on the same goes for the british. i'm ben brown live in brussels. it took those eu leaders to agree the brexit strategy. theresa may campaigns in scotland for the first time since calling june's general election. jeremy corbyn defends his style of leadership — saying other leaders give in to powerful vested interests. ukip leader paul nuttall confirms he will stand in lincolnshire constituency of boston and skegness,
saying it voted "overwhelmingly" to leave the eu in the referendum. one of the men arrested in a counter terrorism operation in north london had been suspected of attempting to travel to syria to join so—called islamic state. also this hour — the heavyweights head for wembley, joshua takes on klitschko in the richest bout in british boxing history. around 90,000 people will pack into the stadium tonight — we'll have a full round up of all of today's sport in half an hour. the 27 remaining european union countries have unanimously adopted guidelines for negotiating britain's withdrawal. the president of the european council donald tusk said the summit
in brussels had approved a firm and fair mandate for setting the terms of brexit. ben brown is in brussels. a united front from the 27th and a set of challenges for the uk coming from that meeting. they really wanted to show that they are very united indeedin show that they are very united indeed in the negotiating strategy or those couple of years on brexit. there have been plenty of summit in brussels that have been long and arduous and acrimonious and contentious. this was not one of them. it was all overjust over three hours and from the moment the 27 had sat down and minute to agree to that 8—page document that sets out the negotiating guidelines. there was applause at the table when they agreed to that. the chief eu
negotiator said we are ready and we are together. the german chancellor afterwards was asked about germany's attitude to britain during these the quotations are like the attitude of the eu and she said there was no conspiracy against the united kingdom. damian grammaticus reports. it's taken just one month since theresa may's letter triggering brexit was received here, and the eu leaders now have their brexit position ready to go. translation: there is definitely a price, a cost for the uk. that's the choice it's made. it shouldn't be a punishment, but europe will defend its interests, and the uk will be in a worse position outside the eu than it is now. what eu leaders are most worried about is what angela merkel has called illusions on the british side about what can be achieved in brexit negotiations. this process today is about injecting a bit of realism into the debate.
the eu's red lines. so this is what the eu will demand. that the rights of millions of citizens affected by brexit on both sides are preserved. that the uk agrees to fulfil its financial obligations to the eu. that a way is sought to avoid new border controls in ireland. michel barnier is the man tasked with enforcing those red lines. everything ready for the uk negotiations? i think so. depends on the uk. and here they say the outcome of the uk election will make no difference to the deal they'll offer. if she wants to have a new election, it's her decision. i think it's an internal problem she wants to resolve
in the conservative party to have not hard brexit or soft brexit but theresa's brexit, and so she needs support from the population. so the message eu leaders want to convey, they are united and determined brexit will meet their terms. donald to risk was keen to see that one of the key —— tusk issues was eu citizens in the united kingdom and british citizens in the eu. he said there has to be a serious british response. today's discussion made clear that when it comes to reaching the decision on citizens rights not only speed is of the essence. but above all quality. so many peoples
lives depend on it. talking about for and lives depend on it. talking about forand a lives depend on it. talking about for and a people, europeans residing in the uk and britain's living on the continent. 0ver in the uk and britain's living on the continent. over the past weeks we have repeatedly heard from our british friends during my visit to london that they are ready to agree on this issue quickly. but i would like to state very clearly that we need real guarantees for the people to leave work and study in the uk and the same goes for the british. the commission is prepared a full list of rights and benefits that we wa nt to list of rights and benefits that we want to guarantee for those affected by brexit. in order to achieve this we need a serious british response. i want to assure you that as soon as
the uk offers real guarantees for oui’ the uk offers real guarantees for our citizens we will find a solution rapidly. that was donald tusk speaking just after the summit ended. let's talk about it with one of the german journalist who has been covering this meeting in brussels. from der spiegel magazine. what is your view of the summit? they were very keen to make it look like they are completely united. do you think they are? i think so far they are. the contents of the guidelines were well known beforehand so this whole summit, the sole act of self reassurance. it worked, i think. sole act of self reassurance. it worked, ithink. they sole act of self reassurance. it worked, i think. they were able to show that they are united so far. i see so show that they are united so far. i see so far because we will see along with unity will hold when the real
negotiations begin. do you think it when not all that there will be differences between the countries? of course there are and always have been. but i think that the unity of the eu especially in the view of what happened last couple of months and years is so important for those countries that i think they are going to remain more or less unified. many people see germany most important country in the european union and directs policy in some senses. we had from angela merkel seeing that there's no conspiracy. what is the german view? she is right to say there was no conspiracy. britain asked to leave the eu in your 27 eu members on the other side and of course they will speak with a unified voice. as for the german view i think it is rather matter—of—fact. brexit is not the
most important issue in germany at the moment because we have an election coming up to. i don't think that anybody is wanting to punish the uk for brexit. however i think in the end brexit ears in the united kingdom will try to retrieve the deal is a kind of punishment. they have to take responsibility for the mess it is likely to make. a lot of people in brussels are saying that the negotiations because of the general election would really start of the autumn. is that how you see it? i think the ghost nations will start right after the british elections in june. —— start right after the british elections injune. —— negotiations. in germany brexit is not the most important issue so i don't really see that that is a big hindrance just because of the german elections. 0ne
one of the 27 leaders is the premise of luxembourg and i asked him shortly after the summit ended in his view of what has been agreed. we have all agreed that they want to start negotiating. if we stay together as 27 and take decisions together as 27 and take decisions together we will be much more strong than 27 single countries want to negotiate with the uk. the british have said they want simultaneously to talk about future relationships, trade relationships and at the same time the divorce settlement, how much you have to pay the eu, the rights of the eu nationals in britain. you have said that can't happen. why can't it happen side—by—side at the same time? happen. why can't it happen side-by-side at the same time? we
have first to do the past to be able to discuss about the future. i really have to tell you i'm about surprised about this if trade is more important than people. for the moment you have eu citizens living in the uk pitch of thousands of british citizens living in europe and they want to know how the future will be and what their rise will be and the work permits and for the children's education. these for me at the most important topics. —— are the most important topics. we will now talk to chris morris. the negotiations have yet to begin but we know that there are already of talks on not particularly theresa may had a meeting withjean—claude yunker. i think it is difficult because it is an election in the uk. i think all the people involved know
that during elections people's the thing is aimed at the domestic constituencies. we get a sense talking some of the national delegations here that they have been briefed by the commission that that meeting between theresa may injohn lodging couldn't go very well. —— jean—claude yunker. some people were shocked by what they were reading. the following day jean—claude shocked by what they were reading. the following dayjean—claude yunker telephoned angela merkel very earlier thursday morning. it was later the day that she spoke about herfear later the day that she spoke about her fear about later the day that she spoke about herfear about illusions later the day that she spoke about her fear about illusions of london about these might proceed. at the beginning of this process is always there would be this cut and thrust but i think the some concern that things may not go smoothly and the way they want. importantly they will try to emphasise that every other country want things to move quickly. they're not trying to hold a. they will be delighted if they could get on and talk about future trading
relationship. they need to sort out the past first, probably. from donald tusk one sense to note of irritation body was talking about trying to sort out the rights and benefits of eu citizens living in britain and british citizens living in europe and says it is to be a serious response, sort of implying that we have not had one yet. absolutely. i think that was very strong and that is largely down to what kind of guarantee will get. it's all very well saying we will to your right but what does that mean in practice? 0ne senior official who has been closed above the process said it can just be a gentleman ‘s agreement. the have to be guarantees. what is the ultimate legal recourse in order for european citizens? the european court of justice which theresa may has said very public way she wants to remove as much as possible from british public life. if you think about 21—year—old eu citizen in their in the uk, they could be living in the
next five decades. at the going to lose that recourse to the european court of justice? lose that recourse to the european court ofjustice? these are complex technical issues. we are only at the beginning of the long road of negotiations. unanimity here between the 27 about their brexit negotiating strategy. the negotiations of cells was that a lot of the british election injune. —— negotiations themselves. theresa may is campaigning in scotland this afternoon for the first time since calling the general election. the conservatives hold one scottish seat at westminster but opinion polls suggest support for the party in scotland is growing. mrs may says a vote for her party is a vote for the union. my message to the people of scotland is clear. every vote for me and my team will strengthen my hand in the brexit negotiations. that will strengthen the union,
strengthen the economy and the uk and scotland together will flourish. because if scotland is flourishing, the rest of the united kingdom is flourishing, too. and that is really important, because as prime minister for the united kingdom, i want to see every part of our country succeed. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn has called for young people to "step up" and register to vote in the coming general election. the deadline to register is in three weeks time. addressing supporters in east london, mr corbyn warned that "apathy and resignation" would hand seats to the conservatives. he said his leadership would question those in power. i am in thisjob because i believe there is a better way to respond. it is about rejecting the simple slogans from government.
it is about sharing ideas and deciding upon real and lasting answers. we're not going to have free thinking shot down by a hostile media or an elite that scoffs at anyone who dares to step out of line. the liberal democrat leader tim farron has said that only his party can act as an effective opposition to a government led by theresa may. speaking at a campaign event in leeds, he said thatjeremy corbyn is the least effective opposition leader in british political history, and said that labour's weakness has allowed the conservatives to damage public services: if britain becomes a i—party state
what does that mean if you have a conservative party in london with colossal majority able to take everyone right here and in the country for granted. the british would lead a strong opposition and the liberal democrats will be yet. you do not have to agree with me and liberal democrats on us everything. we can differ on some points per can agree on one thing. britain desperately needs a strong and decent opposition and only the liberal democrats can be yet. scotland's first minister and snp leader nicola sturgeon has been campaigning in glasgow this morning, telling supporters that only her party can stop the conservatives imposing cuts in scotland. she urged voters not to give the tories a free rein. make no mistake. this general election really matters to the future of our country. it will determine whether scotland continues to move forward or is dragged back by the tories. and it will ensure that the decisions about the future of our country, whatever that turns out to be, is taken here by the scottish parliament
and the scottish people, not by an increasingly hardline right—wing tory government at westminster. the ukip leader paul nuttall has confirmed that he will run to be mp for boston and skegness. he said it was a great honour and a privilege and he'd be campaigning on what he called the "betrayal of our fishing industry" by successive governments. he rejected comparisons to his failed attempt to win the stoke by—election in february. stoke was a complete one—off. this is a general election and i think that politics is on our turf, theresa may called it because she said she wanted a mandate for brexit but we are the only party that has campaigned all of our political lives to offer real, clean brexit and control of our borders and control of our money,
bringing real democracy back to the uk. i think we have a great opportunity to take a number of seats and what we will not do is what we did in 2015 when we had a scatter—gun approach. we will be targeting sensibly in terms of manpower and candidates. the headlines... eu leaders unanimously agree guidelines for negotiating brexit, saying the future of eu citizens is a top priority. theresa may is campaigning in scotland for the first time since calling the general election. jeremy corbyn defends his style of leadership — saying other leaders give in to powerful vested interests. a man arrested in a counter terrorism operation in london had been suspected of trying to travel to syria tojoin so—called islamic state. let's get more now on one
of the biggest fights in british boxing history; more than ninety thousand people are expected to be at wembley stadium tonight to watch anthonyjoshua and wladimir klitchko go head—to—head for the world heavyweight title. our sports correspondent 0li foster has been following this one for us all week and joins us now from wembley. anthonyjoshua has anthony joshua has had anthonyjoshua has had two successful defences but never faced an opponents like wladimir klitchko who was unbeaten for over a decade until he lost his belt to tyson fury. they are going through anthony joshua ‘s ibf belt and the vacant wba belt. so we had to get a unification fight on and to get it on here at wembley station with 90,000. the gates are open and that will be a post—war record in great
britain boxing crowd. the anticipation is really something because it has been a frenetic fight week and so much respect to the two men. joshua at 27 and wladimir klitchko at 41 but he has bought so many more fights —— he has fought so many more fights —— he has fought so many more fights —— he has fought so many more fights than anthony joshua. how do the pundits think this fight will go. they are split. there are many arguments breaking out between fans and boxing writers and correspondence because they simply do not know. yes, you have the younger man whose unbeaten 18 fights but joshua the younger man whose unbeaten 18 fights butjoshua has never really been tested. you've got wladimir klitchko in this unfamiliar challenger role that he is spot 68 times. —— he has fought 68 times. 50 more than joshua. he
times. —— he has fought 68 times. 50 more thanjoshua. he has fought over 300 rounds and joshua has fought less tha n 300 rounds and joshua has fought less than 50. while people feel that wladimir klitchko is the better fighter, will anthonyjoshua show better skill? lennox lewis says for all the words from wladimir klitchko seeing her fantastic it feels at a1, fighters only grow old when they get into the ring and he feels that father time mightjust catch up with wladimir klitchko which would make it 19 wladimir klitchko which would make it19 in wladimir klitchko which would make it19ina wladimir klitchko which would make it 19 in a row for anthonyjoshua. he would unify the two belts. it's emerged that one of the six people arrested in a counter
terrorism operation in north london on thursday night was suspected of attempting to travel to syria to join so—called islamic state. mohamed amoudi, who is 21, was deported back to the uk, asjune kelly reports. it has emerged that mohamed amoudi had come to the attention of authorities in 2015. he travelled to turkey with two 17—year—old boys and it was believed they were then planning to try to get across the border into syria and join up with is fighters. in fact, they were stopped in turkey, deported back to the uk, questioned by the authorities and released without charge. do we know if a watch had been kept on him since? that is not clear but clearly this man is one of those in custody and six people in total are detained and the woman in hospital, of course, she is injured and cannot be questioned or arrested until she is well enough. certainly, it is interesting that this man clearly was at one point on the radar of the authorities. a man has appeared at manchester
and salford magistrates‘ court charged with the murder of former—royal navy officer mike samwell, who is thought to have been run over by his own car. mr samwell was fatally injured as he tried to stop thieves from stealing his car from outside his home in manchester. 29—year—old ryan gibbons is charged with murder, burglary and aggravated vehicle—taking. 0ur reporter leanne brown was at the hearing: donald trump has accused north korea of ‘disrespecting' china after it test—fired a second ballistic missile. the test was launched hours after the american secretary of state rex tillerson called for a tougher international approach at the united nations security council. our correspondent daniela relph reports. as tensions build, it is a reminder of america's
formidable military might. the uss carl vinson arrived in waters off the korean peninsula, just hours after the failed missile test. shortly before arriving to make his case in new york, the us secretary of state at the united nations. his message was clear. un sanctions aren't working. the pressure on north korea must be stepped up. with each successive detonation and missile test, north korea pushes northeast asia and the world closer to instability and broader conflict. the threat of a north korean nuclear attack on seoul or tokyo is real. and it is likely only a matter of time before north korea develops the capability to strike the us mainland. so far, un pressure has not stopped north korea accelerating its weapons programme. 0vernight, president trump also gave his view. he tweeted: north korea disrespected the wishes of china and its highly respected president when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today. bad! and in london this morning, during a visit to the uk, the japanese prime minister denounced the missile test. translation: it is a grave threat to our country. this is absolutely not acceptable.
we strongly condemn such acts. this latest move by north korea's young leader appears to have strengthened international resolve to increase the pressure on him and his country. daniela relph, bbc news. coming to the weather forecast in a minute. a man who crawled the london marathon dressed as a gorilla has completed the course and raised £26,000 the charity the gorilla organisation. tom harrison took six—and—a—half days to do the 26—mile course on his hands and knees, but was upright for the last stretch of the race. conservationist bill oddie presented mr harrison with a medal as he crossed the finish line with his sons. it will feel that bit warmer this
weekend and into next week particularly where you have sunshine at the winds will continue to strengthen through weekends and we're likely to see some rain. particularly for central and southern areas. saturday night should be a dry one and we should lose showers from the north—west corner of the uk but winds will pick up corner of the uk but winds will pick up from the south east of the south west. thicker cloud and rain arriving across cornwall and devon by the end of the night. tempted will be 10 degrees of 11 degrees and even milder elsewhere. sunday morning starts ultimate driving note. it will be quite windy and rain in the south west will continue to spill northwards and eastward through the day. it will be one the sunshine across north—west of the south—eastern areas. by holiday monday it looks messy and we have a variable pressure bigging outbreaks of eight england and wales and quite breezy and cool eaves ghost of scotland. but here we will see the best of the sunshine. —— bringing
outbreaks of rain. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines... european union leaders meeting in brussels have unanimously agreed guidelines setting out the negotiation of britain's withdrawal from the eu. jeremy corbyn has urged young people to "claim their future" by voting labour in next month's general election. theresa may has continued the conservative campaign by making her first visit to scotland since calling the election. snp leader nicola sturgeon has been campaigning in glasgow and told supporters the snp is the only party who can stop budget cuts being imposed on scotland. one of the men arrested in a counter terrorism operation in north london had been suspected of attempting to travel to syria to join so—called islamic state
time for the sport. starting with news of sunderland, first? big day of sport today. we'll have the build up to tonight's big fight at wembley later on but we're starting with football because sunderland have been relegated from the premier league. after 10 successive seasons in the top flight, they are down. they lost by a goal to nil at home to bournemouth today which leaves them an unassailable 13 points from safety. it's been a struggle all season and they've been bottom for some time. they have only won five games. interestingly, david moyes dodged the question today in an interview when he was asked about his future. he simply said that he was hoping and keen to see them back in the premier league next season. that has
been the discussion, his future at the club. sadly, we are all obviously disappointed, feeling more for the supporters that support the club. they come and watch regularly, they are the ones you feel most about. we ta ke are the ones you feel most about. we take collective responsibility, from the top to the bottom. because of that, we will dust ourselves down, look at it over the next few weeks and see what we have to do. is the one overriding thing that has gone wrong this season, always an accumulation? i think it is an accumulation. for me to give you a snap answer to that after the game, i can't really do it. i would rather ta ke i can't really do it. i would rather take some time to think about it and put it in place. sunderland's fate was sealed when hull, who arejust above the drop zone, drew with southampton. it leaves hull still far from safe with a games left. and they were lucky because southampton could have won it late on but dusan tadic‘s penalty kick was saved by eldinjakupovic. hull stay fourth from bottom, now three points clear of swansea — 3rd from bottom — who play manchester united tomorrow. there are four games left to play.
hull have played one more. one more, one more finalfour us. we always play in risk, but it is our life. for me, it is normal. i want our players to play with this pressure behind, but enjoy the moment, enjoy the game, because it is only one match. of course, it is really important to us. with this attitude, with this behaviour and confidence, which i saw in our players, it is very good. elsewhere, there was a serious lack of goals. stoke and west ham played out a goalless draw while jamie vardy scored just before half time to give leicester victory at west brom. middlesbrough and swansea play tomorrow. they have tough games
against manchester city and manchester united respectively. burnley have just kicked off against crystal palace. it is goalless at selhurst park. meanwhile brighton can win the championship if they beat bristol city. has just kicked off. hasjust kicked off. brighton has just kicked off. brighton are already promoted, along with newcastle. they would love to be champions, though. blackburn won to keep alive their hope of survival. there were wins for sheffield wednesday and derby. here are the rest of the results. a hugely important win for harry redknapp's birmingham city, improving their hopes of staying up. nottingham forest are in real danger after their defeat at qpr. wigan are definitely relegated after their loss at reading. scottish premiership champions celtic embarrassed their rivals rangers with a 5—1win in the old firm derby. it's the first time celtic have scored five goals away at ibrox in the fixture's 129 year history.
tim hague has more. the managers might be friendly, but an old firm derby is not. take a look at this early foul, for example. it also happen to be in the box, giving celtic the chance to ta ke box, giving celtic the chance to take another step towards an invincible season, with scott sinclair. much like their scottish cup semifinal a week ago, this was a one—sided affair. leigh griffiths, with a gorgeous girl. 2—0 to the champions inside 20 minutes. it would become an increasingly painful afternoon for the home side on a battered in every way imaginable. callu m battered in every way imaginable. callum mcgregor, this time, before boyata got one as well. a—0, and still 25 minutes to go. not that many rangers fans stuck around for it. those that stayed so the only positive on a dark day, the player of the season, kenny miller, getting one back, only for lustig to cancel
it out. champions celtic, simply too good. elsewhere in the scottish premiership... ferrari's return to form in formula one has continued, as championship leader sebastian vettel took pole for this weekend's russian grand prix — closely followed by his teammate kimi raikkonen. for the mercedes of lewis hamilton the weekend has been a struggle thus far, he's ath on the grid, behind his teammate valtteri bottas, as ben croucher reports. sachrs sachi's olympic park is a starting destination in the winter and it offers all the adrenaline wish you could ask for. , the spring, f1 slaloms through. but going off—piste is not the quickest way out, as
palmerfound is not the quickest way out, as palmer found out to is not the quickest way out, as palmerfound out to his peril in the first part of qualifying. at the front, it came down to the same tussle between ferrari and mercedes. but it wasn't a championship leader sebastian vettel that initially set the pace, rather the iceman, kimi raikkonen, grabbing pole as hamilton struggled to get to grips with the sochi service. they haven't been first and second on the services 2008. vettel‘s final run was enough to pick his team—mate by less than a tenth of a second. ferrari faces we re tenth of a second. ferrari faces were soon beaming when hamilton's best effort was only good enough for fourth behind bottas. the russian race has only ever been won from the front row, so there is every chance we will seek similar celebrations tomorrow. if you have a written here, it is fantastic. big thanks to the team, it isa fantastic. big thanks to the team, it is a great effort and it is a great result to have both cars in the front row. but it is only part of thejob. it the front row. but it is only part
of the job. it is an the front row. but it is only part of thejob. it is an important the front row. but it is only part of the job. it is an important step. we managed to improve a bit. maybe the circuit came out of our way as well. but it is a very good result andi well. but it is a very good result and i am sure everybody is very happy and very proud. home favourite lizzie deignan has won the women's tour de yorkshire. the former road race world champion and london olympics silver medallist crossed the finishing line in harrogate way ahead of the chasing pack, winning by an overall margin of 55 seconds. on the radio, my team manager was saying, you've got this. i saw the banner, and i thought, i haven't got this, it is really difficult. you are ina this, it is really difficult. you are in a world of pain and you don't dare relax until you are at the finish line. so i didn't soak it up until i had about 100 metres to go. the second stage of the mens race was won by frenchman nacer bouhanni. australia's caleb ewan finished second to take the overall lead. the highest placed briton was christopher lawless who was fourth. and simon yates has won the fourth stage of the tour of romandie in switzerland. the briton finished just ahead of richie porte and has a 19 second overall lead over the australian.
britain's chris froome struggled, finishing more than a minute behind yates. andy murray's comeback from injury is still a work in progress — the world number missed out on a place in the final of the barcelona open — beaten in three sets by austria's dominic thiem. joe lynskey watched the match for us. andy murray's road to recovery is paved in red. on the clay of catalonia he's trying to get back to the peak of his powers. on this, the most unpredictable surface, any time on court is time to adjust. dominic thiem is more of a clay specialist. but some shots are spectacular, whatever you are playing on. the austrian, racing to the first set, 6-2. the austrian, racing to the first set, 6—2. the fourth seed was building momentum. against the world number one, thiem was seizing the spotlight. murray has reached the top through his battling qualities. no matter what form he is in, he
finds a way to frustrate. after levelling at a set all, he seized the advantage in the third. but thiem was summoning the energy to strike back. in this matchup to psy—tu rvy strike back. in this matchup topsy—turvy tennis, he would break murray's served when it mattered. for the britain, the recovery continues. three weeks before the french open, and acclimatising on clay ta kes french open, and acclimatising on clay takes time. the line up for snooker‘s world championhsip final will be decided today. defending champion mark selby and ding junhui are playing in their semi final. these are live pictures from bbc two, the first to 17 frames wins. mark selby, the defending champion is just mark selby, the defending champion isjust one mark selby, the defending champion is just one frame away from a place in the final. ding has just won the last frame, so he has not given up yet. you would think, he has a two frame advantage, it could be him. let's see who he could be playing. john higgins is also one frame away from a place in the final.
his match against barry hawkins resumed this morning with higgins leading 10—6 and the four time champion won 6 out of the 8 session frames to put him in touching distance. but hawkins won the last, meaning they'll be back on the table at seven this evening to finish the match. rugby union's premiership season is almost over. teams just have one or two games left. european places and play off home ties still up for grabs. today, exeter beating northampton. they have gone top of the table with wasps, thanks to a seventh straight bonus point win. they beat northampton 36—12. saints drop down to seventh in the table, meaning they would miss out on qualifying for the champions cup. let's have a look at the other results. the only game of the day so far in the pro 12
is between ospreys and ulster. both sides are keen to maintain their european spots and ospreys boosted their credentials, running in three tries in a 2a—10 victory at the liberty stadium — but couldn't get the bonus point win. these are the other matches coming up these are the other matches coming up shortly. so that's the day's scores for you. let's move on to tonight's boxing action in london. the time for talking is nearly over and only actions will matter in the ring when britain's anthonyjoshua takes on wladimir klitschko in their heavyweight unification bout later. 90,000 people will be watching at wembley stadium tonight. olly foster is there for us. it has had so much hype, some people
are saying it is the biggest moment in british boxing history. this is your moment to sell this to us, to the viewers. what is it all about? why is it such a big fight? well, it is the biggest fight in so many ways. certainly the biggest for a generation, when you look at the size of the crowd, a post—war record. the gates are open, the boxing on the undercard in start in the next hour. 90,000 having to sit that range between £a0, and near the ring it is over £2000. some touts are selling them for much more than that. the biggest because you rarely get a heavyweight unification bout. and alibaba get a heavyweight unification bout. and aliba ba anthony get a heavyweight unification bout. and alibaba anthonyjoshua won the ibf title around this time last year. ibf title around this time last yea r. two ibf title around this time last year. two successful defences, his first fight against 2017, against one of the greats of the division. wladimir klitschko, unbeaten in over a decade. here is the split between
the two men. wladimir klitschko is 41, 14 the two men. wladimir klitschko is a1, 1a years older than anthony joshua. he has fought 50 more professionalfights, 5—0, joshua. he has fought 50 more professional fights, 5—0, than joshua. joshua unbeaten in 18, a lot of them in two or three rounds. he has only gone beyond three rounds twice, when it went to seven. he has knocked all his opponents out. but klitschko is so sure he can come here and get back to the top of his sport. let's hear from here and get back to the top of his sport. let's hearfrom both fighters. he's a good fighter, you can't deny that. they've done a good job, and myjob is to be the same. i don't want to beat him and people to say, x, x, x. i listen to what he has to say. he's obsessed. he's got passion. when i face him, i want to say i faced the best man possible. the man that is coming off a defeated the best man. you learn from your mistakes. that is why i'm looking forward to the challenge.
i don't think about being the three times world champion. it is all about my ego, which was scratched with the last fight. ijust want to show to myself i can do it. i've still got it. i know i can do it. everything else is a positive side—effect. much has been made about the difference in age and experience, i love that clip where he said he has been boxing longer than joshua love that clip where he said he has been boxing longer thanjoshua has been boxing longer thanjoshua has been alive. you would imagine the experience would favour him. everyone was saying thatjosh shaw was the favourite. you have to build in the wembley factor. you have thousands of people watching. who do you see as the favourite? you summed up you see as the favourite? you summed up the argument in a nutshell we have been having. we saw a public work—out on wednesday, at wembley arena. both men looked in fantastic
form. so composed at the news conference. the way in, joshua weighing in at the heaviest he has beenin weighing in at the heaviest he has been in his professional career. 250 pounds, ten pounds heavier than klitschko. it is about balancing the speed and power. we have all the arguments and counterarguments about who is going to win, if the younger man will have the stamina to take wladimir klitschko into the later rounds. perhaps we should take heed of lennox lewis, who unified the division. he says that klitschko has been talking a brilliant game, looks fantastic at a1. but when he steps into that ring tonight, at about 9.50 this evening, you can listen on bbc radio 5 live. he thinks that father time will catch up with him and anthony joshua father time will catch up with him and anthonyjoshua will unify the
belts. we cannot wait to hear what happens later on bbc radio 5 live. that is all of the sport for now. a quick score update. crystal palace are losing 1—0 against burnley. neither team is safe in the premier league. they arejust neither team is safe in the premier league. they are just above the drop zone. we will have the full result in sportsday at 6:30pm. now, it is time for the film review. hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases is jason solomons. hi, jason, what do we have this week? long weekend, a visit to the cinema is on the agenda for many families, and they can climb aboard a spaceship if they like. those saviours of space, the guardians of the galaxy, are back, complete with talking raccoon for volume two of guardians of the galaxy. the terrible atrocities
of the armenian genocide in the first world war era turkey are on the agenda in the promise, getting big screen love treatment with christian bale, and rising star florence pugh takes centre stage for lady macbeth, a low—budget british chiller that has nothing to do with shakespeare. i was at the cinema at the weekend and i saw the trailer for guardians of the galaxy vol 2. oh my goodness, even watching the trailer, ifelt like i was bombarded with this wall of noise and fury and funny little creatures. that sums it up, really. we'll move on! laughter if you saw volume 1, you'll know that it is about... there a talking raccoon, a talking tree, it doesn't say much. itjust says, "i am groot." that tree has now been cut down to a tiny tree which is very cute. bear with me on this. i'll take your word for it. i don't know what they do, they save the galaxy from something, although the raccoon who is voiced by bradley cooper steals some stuff
which means that half of the galaxy is after them in a kind of flash gordon style chase. as we join the action now, as they like to say in the crucible in sheffield, they are being chased by hordes of golden aliens. this is weird, we've got a sovereign fleet approaching from the rear. why would they do that? probably because rocket stole some of their batteries. dude! right. he didn't steal some of those. i don't know why they are after us. what a mystery this is. what were you thinking? dude, they were really easy to steal. that's your defence!? come on, you saw how that high priestess talked down to us. now, i am teaching her a lesson! i didn't realise your motivation was on altruism. it is a shame that the sovereign had mistaken your intentions and are trying to kill us. exactly! i was being sarcastic! oh no! you're supposed to use
a sarcastic voice! now i look foolish. can you put the bickering on hold until after we survive this massive space battle ? ok, the raccoon looks quite cute. that's what i'm taking from that. people call him a puppy. a triangle—faced panda. it is a film about banter and insult and very little else, strangely enough. i kind of enjoyed it in a kind of lobotomised carapace that i entered. it doesn't really go anywhere. there is a plot about chris pratt's character going to find his father played by kurt russell, who has luxuriant hair and delivers every line like he's looking in the bathroom mirror. they have to explode this guy because he is a planet really and... it really makes no sense. it is kind of a pity, because if it had that it would be a much better superhero movie than normal. the colours are good, and if you like green, zoe saldana, and the other guy who is a benjamin thing type person, there's a lot to look at. visually it has a prog rock album cover look. it looks a bit like mike hodges' flash gordon all those years ago. it doesn't really go anywhere,
and i feel that plotless in space leaves you a bit lost. you are — you're not selling it to me. i hate... i better stop saying that. if you liked the first one... is that who it's aimed at? it is not going to convert people who weren't there in the first place. if you did like the first one, there is nothing here that will put you off it, it feels like it is treading water into volume 3. oh, my god! it is inevitable. thanks for leaving me with that thought. shall we move on? to something that is not volume two of anything. this is a change of pace, this is the promise which stars christian bale and oscar isaac and a french actress charlotte le bon. she is no relation to the duran duran singer. this is set against the terrible atrocities of the armenian genocide, which took place in 191a, 1915 in turkey. 1.5 million armenians were killed in that. yet to be acknowledged as a genocide. it has never had a big—screen treatment, only a few times been dealt with in popular culture.
and here it is really fronted in what has become a sort of love war—torn epic with this love triangle. christian bale, as we can see him there, oscar isaac, and charlotte le bon. they try to stay together during the terrors of this war where armenians are being turfed out of villages, ethnically cleansed is the modern term. they are moved away. the turks arejoined with the germans in this war and it becomes a sort of uneasy mix of terrible tragedy with this kind of beating—hea rt love story. is that the director trying to inform us all about history? history that he clearly feels we should know more about by using that age—old tradition of a love story. love triangle, but still a love story. that is a sort of thing we have seen in second world war movies and first world war movies countless times. but here, i didn't really know about the armenian genocide and i'm not alone in this. many people don't. and i don't really know much more about it having seen the film, which i think is a pity, because that is what is important. there are some terrible things that were done
to the armenian population, concentration camps, train transport, in a way which sort of foreshadows holocaust movies and holocaust tropes that we see. kristallnacht—style kind of riot in the streets where the armenian shop owners were rounded up. these are a very interesting kind of foreshadowing. it is partly interesting to the point where a love story didn't interest me at all, i wanted to find out what was happening to the armenians. bit of a pity. but you need that love story to give you entry into the story. they play it very well, oscar isaac is good, christian bale is good as a gruff ap news reporter, and charlotte le bon lacks a bit of star power in the middle of it. it is very well intentioned. but i don't think it is going to be the monument that the armenian genocide deserves in terms of cinema. let's move on to a film i feel a lot of people are talking about. lady macbeth, not to do with the shakespeare play. not really. if shakespeare is not your thing don't let that put you off. but she is a lady macbeth like character. this is played by a british rising star called florence pugh, who was in carol morley‘s film, the falling. this is her second major role and
she completely devours this role. it is like watching someone blossom on screen. she is terrific. she plays a woman called katherine who is sold to a wealthy mine—owning family up north and becomes a wife, imprisoned in this terrible house which creaks and cracks and the wind wuthers through. the husband goes away. she is left to rule the house herself and gets drunk on the power and takes a fancy to herself as lady of the manor, and takes a fancy to sebastian the stable boy, played by cosmojarvis. they have a torrid affair and here they are out on the moors. could you do without me? it's husbands and wives that kiss like that. laughter. she won't speak.
you know i shant be parted from your life, sebastian. through hell and high water, i will follow you. to the cross, to the prison, to the grave, to the sky. i'd rather stop you breathing than have you doubt how i feel. florence pugh, as you say, a lot of people talking about her, she was only 19 when that was filmed. it is a debut by the director as well. yes, william old royd, he is an opera director, and the story has been made into an opera before. it was banned byjoseph stalin because it was feared that women would take instruction from this film and become rebellious from that opera. have our own mind! yes, it's terrible, it should never happen! what a suggestion! the way that she does it in this film, it is perhaps a good idea,
she has a terrible consequence for her thirst. we admire her and love her, and think she is brilliant, but she's terribly complex. the way it is played is brilliant. i think this is one of the best british debuts i have seen in ages, and if you think it is a costume drama, think again. it kind of subverts all those frills and furbelows and merchant ivoryness. it is stark and lean and kind of frightening and macabre. it has a fairly mixed race cast with two black characters which bring another shade of class and race to that period drama. i think it is a superb film, five stars from me. fantastic. there is the bank holiday viewing sorted. a quick thought about the best out. one, to my shame, i have still not had a chance to see and i am dying to see. this is an oscar—nominated documentary called i am not your negro. it is still out at select cinemas if you can find it. or find it on some streaming channel somewhere. it is a terrific documentary examining race in america through the eyes of a forgotten activist, james baldwin, who is a sort of poet, kind of jazz—era writer and author and activist. an extraordinary figure who's put
front and centre of this, an examination of the civil rights movement through him, but it is an angry and powerful film. i can't forget it. i'm surprised it didn't win the best picture at the oscars. it is voiced by samuel ljackson, doing james baldwin's narrative. i think it's one of the best things samuel ljackson has ever done. the dvd, have you picked this just for me? your choice is reminding me how old i am, normally it is something that is out in the last few months. i would never do that, remind a lady of her age. now you've taken us back to the 1980s. 1985, letter to brezhnev, which is like me delving into my albums and coming out now that's what i call music a. yes! it is very much a soundtrack album from that era. it is a film that everyone went to see, it is the story of two girls in liverpool on a night out and falling in love with two russian sailors, played by peter firth and alfred molina, who have gone on to big things as well. margi clark is one of the girls. it has got bronsky beat in it. we all went to see it.
it was the film to see. it was a film everyone saw. it was about working—class liverpool, thatcher era britain. it was a rebellious film. but it was also bleak in that classic british way. restored and put on blu—ray, i wonder if the grit will still hold to it, but i think it is a real snapshot of britain that might have been forgotten. a kind of lost classic film, but one, as soon as you hear the name, letter to brezhnev, you are reminded of it. it is a cult classic from the british archives and i'm delighted it is out for a new generation to witness on blu—ray and dvd. and for you to be reminded of your youth. thank you, jason. you can come again. thank you very much and enjoy your bank holiday viewing. thank you. that is it for this week for now. enjoy your cinema going and we'll see you next time. bye bye. with wind coming from the south southeast, it will feel that bit warmer through this weekend and into
next week, particularly where you have the sunshine. the wind will continue to strengthen through the weekend and we are likely to see some rain for some of us, particularly central and southern areas. saturday night, it should be dry, showers, we should lose them from the far north—west corner. the wind will pick up from the south and south east. windy across the south—west with cloud and rain arriving across devon by the end of the night. here, milder temperatures. for sunday morning, we start on a dry note, plenty of sunshine across northern, central and eastern areas. it will be quite windy. rain in the south west will continue to spill northwards and eastwards through the day, the odd heavier burst. warm in the sunshine across north—western and south—eastern areas. al khalidiya monday, it looks messy. we have an area of low pressure bringing outbreaks of rain to england and wales. parisian cool on the east coast of scotland, here we will see the best of the sunshine. —— breezy and cool. this programme contains scenes of repetitive flashing images.
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