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why i think it's become iconic is because it then informs people as to what the loch ness monster should look like. so when they came here looking for nessie, this is what they were looking for. this sets the image forever? yes. today, the nessie legend brings in around £30 million a year to the local tourist economy, but the photo that started it all is fake. it was taken by man called marmaduke wetherell, using a toy submarine bought from woolworth‘s. back in the bowels of the getty archive, experts are repairing and restoring images like this 1957 shot of lauren bacall. over time, hundreds of thousands of negatives will be scanned, digitised and put online for anyone to view. graham satchell, bbc news. a diamond ring bought forjust £10 at a car—boot sale 30 years ago is expected to fetch £350,000 pounds at auction. the owner believed the large white diamond was a piece of costume jewellery when she bought it
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in the 19805. she wore the spectacular stone for decades without realising its true value, even wearing it while she washed the dishes. time for a look at the weather. sparkling sunshine, we take an early step from spring into summer. we are not there yet though. in northern ireland and scotland the weather front is close by and some of us have seen some rain so far today, but as we go through the week, look what happens. high pressure builds right across the uk. so when you see that, you though things are settling down. it's becoming dry for most, warm, sunny down. it's becoming dry for most, warm, sunny spells but it's later this week, as the high pressure judges away to the east, it's a —— nudges away to the east, it's later to the week we drag in on that flow something warmer and hotter from the continent. higher humidity too. today we have got some pleasant
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sunny spells to be had. here is one view to the east of the pennines. hazy sunshine mind you. to the west, more cloud around. in the lake district it's been a bit damp in places. we have had some outbreaks of rain and heavy showers going to move through as we go through the rest of the afternoon into the evening. leaving the bulk of england and wales dry, some sunny spells, especially across southern england ah glorious week for the chelsea flower show. more cloud for north wales. the odd shower, north—west england, as we have seen, northern ireland and scotland, some brighter breaks, but the showers moving through as we go into the evening will be heavy, risks of hail too. the showers will push away, leaving the odd shower behind. most places are looking dry. it will be a bit
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chilly in the countryside. scotland and northern ireland, a mild night and northern ireland, a mild night and most will start dry tomorrow. still the odd shower for north—west scotland, increasing cloud tomorrow in northern ireland. some misty low cloud around the coasts of wales, south—west england, english channel coast. elsewhere, variable cloud, sunny spells and still warm in the sunshine. temperatures may be a degree down or two tomorrow. looking ahead to wednesday, the high pressure is building across the uk. still around it some outbreaks of rain across parts of northern scotland, more cloud in the west than the east. it's after wednesday again, as the high pressure nudges away eastwards, we drag in some warmer, hotter airfrom the near continent. more of us will see some sunshine. how hot is it going to get? 30 celsius by saturday, maybe a bit more. many thanks nick. they are some of the most
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remarkable, memorable and culturally significant photographs ever taken. hello, i'm holly hamilton from the bbc sport centre. good afternoon. arsenal majority shareholder stan kroenke says his shares "are not, and have never been, for sale". the american insisted he was still committed to the club, in response to the recent £1 billion bid by alisher usmanov. he already owns a 30 % stake. he said cronk he should bear a huge responsibility for arsenal's failure to qualify for the champions league for the first time in 30 years. gordon strachan has called a broken strikerjamie murphy and aberdeen duo kenny mclean mark reynolds to the scotland squad for their world cup qualifier against england on the 10th ofjune. murphy helped brighton
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to promotion to the premier league this season. he's been in previous squads but never won cap. defender reynolds is also uncapped and midfielder mcclane has won to his name. wicketkeeper sarah taylor's been named in the england squad for the women's world cup this summer. she rejoined the camp last month, after taking a year—long break to deal with anxiety problems. england's first match is against india on 24thjune — mark robertson said the inclusion of both taylor and heather knight is subject to return to fitness. both taylor and heather knight is subject to return to fitnessm both taylor and heather knight is subject to return to fitness. it has beenin subject to return to fitness. it has been in incredible yearfor her, she has learned a lot about herself and faced some battles. she has done really well. she feels confident enough to put herself forward for selection. we've got a bit of time to go yet for her to keep doing what we call a graduated return and that's what she's done. she's done each stage at a time, each day at a time, and she's managed to have battles at the moment. the england men's team are now preparing for
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the icc champions trophy, which begins on friday. one of their star players, ben stokes, was voted the 2017 indian premier league's most valuable player earlier, and speaking to our reporter patrick gearey, he says he wants to return to the ipl next year, but with a few more england players too. it would be great in the future if maybe the whole england team could possibly go out there. it's notjust of the fact of playing in the tournament, it is the exposure you get is the exposure you get as a player. playing in high pressure situations against all the best players in the world at what they do, you've got guys bowling 150 or working at out of the park. if you don't hit the areas to bowl... all in alla great don't hit the areas to bowl... all in all a great experience and i think anyone who goes out there becomes a better player. the union of rugby players in england has rejected plans to extend the premiership season, saying they would have a "seriously detrimental" effect on player welfare. premiership rugby announced that the 2019—20 season would start in early september and finish in latejune, making it ten months long — or 11 months for players involved
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in international summer tours. the rugby players' association said the proposal was "not viable". double formula one champion fernando alonso will start from fifth on the grid at his indy 500 debut on sunday. the spaniard's taking part in the race in a bid to land the triple crown of motorsport, by adding the indy 500 and "le mans 2a hours" titles to his monaco grand prix victories. alonso hadn't driven an indy car before the start of this month — he'll be one of 32 drivers on the starting grid. i was comfortable. at the end of the day, you are here and want to secure the top nine, you are safe, you know whatever happens, you are good for the race. at one point in the morning, we had to change the engine and we are here and
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supercompetitive. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website — that's bbc. co. uk/sport — and i'll have more in the next hour. the electoral commission says seven million people haven't yet registered to vote in next month's general election. there's been a spike in the amount of young people registering, before tonight's deadline. jonathan blake has been looking at the numbers. sweet, kind, mischievous. little rascal at times. my entire world. matthew leahy, a bright, sporty student. in his teens, he began smoking cannabis and having hallucinations. by 2012, his mental health had spiralled. matthew was a patient at the linden centre, run by the north essex partnership trust. a week after being admitted, the centre phoned his mum. as you
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could tell, that was the wrong report. we will bring you that on that mental health unit in essex. but let's return to the electoral commission. the electoral commission says seven million people haven't yet registered to vote in next month's general election. there's been a spike in the amount of young people registering, before tonight's deadline. jonathan blake has been looking at the numbers. the deadline to register to vote is coming up at midnight tonight so, first of all, let's remind ourselves of who exactly is eligible to vote in the general election. if you are 18 years or over and you're a british citizen, then you can vote. citizens from some commonwealth countries living in the uk are also eligible. as for the number who are actually registered at the moment, this is from december last year. 45.7 million people in the uk registered to vote. and that number is rising year—on—year. compared to the year before, it's gone up by1 million. but the electoral commission tell us there are approximately 7 million people who are eligible to vote but not yet registered. there's always a focus when the election comes around on first—time voters and this year the estimate is that there
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are 1.25 million people eligible to vote in this election that couldn't vote last time. so, how many of those are registering? let's take a look at the most recent data we can. this is a snapshot from yesterday from the website. you can see out of a total ofjust over 200,000 people who signed up to vote yesterday, 90,000 of those — so a big proportion — are aged under 25. we've been hearing from some young voters who are already registered. a lot of people around especially brexit surrounded themselves with groups of friends that they are all remainers or they are all going to leave and everyone was very surprised about the result and i think that's the thing with getting caught up in this social media bubble. we are keeping in our own worlds, keeping in a safe space and not challenging each other. i think the main reason why young people don't vote is because they feel as if they don't know enough or haven't had enough life experience to merit being able to vote.
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we are easier to let down because we don't kick up a fuss. we should be let down if we are not on that register because let's be honest — why would they make laws for us if we are not registered? let's look at the numbers of people who actually bother to turn up and vote and there is something of a young versus old split. let's take a look at the general election last time in 2015. 43% of 18—24—year—olds turned out to vote, less than half, but compare that to the number of 65 and overs who turned out and it is 78%. a huge difference — why is there such a turnout gap? there are just too many of them that fail to understand the political system and the role they have within it, the channels of communication, and when you haven't got a basic knowledge it can feel really alien, especially when you look to politicians and they speak in a certain language and it all just feels like, wow, i don't know enough to engage in this. i hear it all too many times but the reality is that politics
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is about opinions and issues and if you care so strongly about an issue, you need to be part of that but you need to appreciate delayed gratification because things don't change overnight. the deadline is approaching at midnight tonight to register to vote. if you have not registered, you will need your national insurance number, which you'll find a card like this if you've got one or will be on your payslip. if you're a student, you will find it on your university or student loan application. for the all—importa nt information on how you register to vote, go to drivers in the uk spend an average of 32 hours a year stuck in traffic and that is bad news for the economy. road congestion costs britain's businesses around £31 billion last year. improving road and rail networks is high on the agenda during the election campaign.
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steph mcgovern has been in carlisle in cumbria this morning gauging the opinion of local people. bye hello from carlisle railway station. you consider beautiful victorian building getting some repair work done on the roof on the back of the stores we've seen over the last few yea rs stores we've seen over the last few years but this is an important part of the city and transport is something which really bothers people. getting to and from work. the average commute in the uk now is about 57 minutes. an awful long time people spend travelling each day to get to and from work. important for businesses, too, and jennifer is from a local haulage company. you are travelling all over the world. tell us about how your business is and what you are looking forward to hearing from the politicians. we're looking to see investment in the roads. the motorways are being upgraded and we see that with the congestion we have on the main route but we also have to look to the last mile and the delivery, where we make
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the deliveries and where we collect from. in cumbria in particular the roads are suffered from the flooding and that is creating more and more damage than the week previously. for you, it is about the road network for cycling? yes, i cycle for fun and at work and with the upgrade on the work being done, it is a great opportunity to incorporate cycling and pedestrians walking into that. that is what will get your vote it up that is what will get your vote it up thank you very much for your time today. we will be travelling around the country today with the bbc brea kfast the country today with the bbc breakfast botti van so if you see us out on the roads, send us a snap. the bbc has learned that a police inquiry into an nhs—run mental health unit in essex is investigating up to 20 deaths. it follows fresh investigations into the death of matthew leahy, who was found hanged at linden centre in 2012. matthew was 20 when he died. his mother, melanie leahy,
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said her talks with essex police suggested the cases had taken place in the last 17 years. our reporter simon cox has been investigating for the victoria derbyshire programme. sweet, kind, mischievous. little rascal at times. my entire world. matthew leahy, a bright, sporty student. in his teens, he began smoking cannabis and having hallucinations. by 2012, his mental health had spiralled. matthew was a patient at the linden centre, run by the north essex partnership trust. a week after being admitted, the centre phoned his mum. and the doctor... just said, er... "matthew's been found hanging, it doesn't look good." i couldn't breathe, ifell to the floor on my knees. just 20 when he died, at his inquest the jury
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recorded an open verdict. each patient supposedly has a care plan, and it came to light that matthew had no care plan, he had no key worker, no—one knew, for two days there wasn't even any observation sheets, so where was he? the police report says, "matthew was taken to a place of safety." it was the most unsafe place he could have been. i remember him texting me, "mum, please let me come home, i'm in hell here." the inquestjury said matthew had been subjected to a series of multiple failings and missed opportunities over a long period of time. after the inquest, the coroner suggested that the trust told ——hold a public inquiry into matthew's death, but they said it would be too expensive and it would take money away from frontline services. we've learned essex police have launched an investigation into deaths at the linden centre going back to the year 2000. now, the police won't say exactly how many cases they're looking at, but one source has told us that it
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could be as many as 20 deaths being investigated. the trust said it was improving systems to ensure investigations are carried out rigorously and thoroughly, and that learning shared across the entire organisation. they are also undertaking a full ligature ordered, —— audit, removing features that could be used by patients to take their own lives. that's what melanie leahy‘s trying to ensure, by supporting other families going through the same trauma she faced. at the coroner's court, she's meeting another member of the club, lisa morris, whose son ben hung himself in the linden centre in 2008. i do believe ben's death is one of the 20—odd that they are looking into, and that makes me angry as well. ben's, since 2000, ben's death, that's17 years ago. 17 years.
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why have they left it 17 years? can the police inquiries into deaths at the linden centre restore trust for the grieving families, whose relatives died in the place they were supposed to be safe? and you can watch the full 12 minute report on the victoria derbyshire programme page at ina in a moment, a summary of the business diesel at first the headline... theresa mader dies a u—turn over plans for social care changes in the conservative ma nifesto changes in the conservative manifesto and says putting a cap on costs will be an option. labour says a student starting university in england this autumn won't have to pay tuition fees if it wins the election. and president trump arrives in
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israel, where he is meeting israeli and palestinian leaders and will visit some holy sites. i'm ben bland. in the business news... legal action brought by 9,000 investors who are seeking compensation from royal bank of scotland has been adjourned for a day. investors say they lost money on shares after being misled over the bank's financial health in the run—up to its near—collapse and £115 billion government bailout in 2008. they are demanding £520 million from the bank and four former directors — who deny any wrongdoing. the claimants are considering a new compensation dealfrom rbs — double its previous offer. the value of the pound has dropped — at times this morning it's been below $1.30. that's after a strong performance last week. it has gone back up that it reflects not so well. some analysts say the weakening pound is down to the wobbly opinion polls and tough headlines over the weekend for theresa may — who is the city's preferred
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choice in the election. others point to a strengthening dollar which rose after donald trump's performance at the start of his middle east tour. a cheaper pound has led to a surge in american tourists coming to the uk. the travel website expedia says summer bookings from across the atlantic rose 80% between january and march compared to the same period last year. one of the world's big social media companies, twitter, is holding its annual general meeting in san francisco later. the number of monthly users is increasing, according to the latest figures, but the problem is, it is still not making a profit. one idea being put forward is to turn it into a cooperative. that would mean it would be old and controlled by its users instead of going down the route of selling shares to shareholders. one study suggests that here in the uk up to 2 million twitter users would consider investing if it did become a
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cooperative. jonny may is the head of policy at co—operatives uk, james wright. how would this work with a company like twitter? what you have to remember is that the proposal being tabled today in california is for the bosses of twitter to go away and looked in detail about how users might be able to dry into a steak, rather than necessarily tabling the finished article in terms of a solution. what would be the benefits if they do decide to go down that route of a cooperative? one of the concerns that this group of stakeholders has is that there might not be a great fit between the current plc ownership model of twitter and its role as a global platform in terms of this mission to be this open, global communications device and in terms of its value creation model. you have to remember, it is the users of twitter that co—create the value. the conundrum for twitter plc at the moment is, how do they bring in
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revenue to cover running costs and also to pay dividends, without pushing those users away? and really eroding the underlying value model they have. a user cooperative could start to alleviate some of those contradictions. the big problem twitter has is that while the number of users is growing, it is not making a profit. would this proposal ofa making a profit. would this proposal of a cooperative solve that problem for them or not necessarily? it certainly could. what you are essentially talking about with a user by and is crowdfunding small amounts of money from tens, potentially hundreds of millions of twitter users around the world, tapping into a huge untapped potential pool of investment. if you were going to take money from this big group of twitter users, you need to offer something in return, like ownership. the idea of a cooperative... in many people's ines, it is a throwback to the
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industrial era. it seems odd to try to apply it to a very modern tech company. i suppose you could turn that on its head and say twitter at the moment is a plc, a shareholder company, which is a much older model than the cooperative model. the plc model is something that arose out of the 19th and 20th century to run an industrial economy and doesn't seem to fit particularly well with twitter as a 21st century global platform where all the valuers co—created by users. platform where all the valuers co-created by users. many thanks for that. almost half of company managers want the new government to prioritise access to the single market and freedom of movement of people during the talks about leaving the european union. nearly half of managers surveyed by the chartered management institute think a deal that secures access to the single market and freedom of movement of people would be the best outcome of the upcoming brexit negotiations. the research also found that managers' top priorities include securing trade deals with non—eu countries, and maintaining access to eu talent by guaranteeing the rights of existing eu
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residents already in the uk. ann francke, the chief executive of the chartered management institute, explained more. what managers clearly want is a soft brexit, so 43% wanted access to the single market and they also want to continue to have freedom of movement for eu workers and, actually, over 70% wanted one or other of those. less tha n 70% wanted one or other of those. less than one in five wanted a hard brexit. let's to go that some of the other business stories. ford has namedjim other business stories. ford has named jim hackett as its other business stories. ford has namedjim hackett as its new president and chief executive, replacing mark fields as the company faces declining sales in the us and chinese markets. more on that in the next hour. leaked documents have revealed the ethical policies of the social media giant facebook. according to the uk's guardian newspaper, the company does not
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instruct employees to remove content showing violent death, abortion and self—harm. the news comes amid calls for facebook to play a bigger role in censoring content which some users may find offensive. airbus — the plane maker — has appointed a panel of independent consultants to try and stop corruption at the aerospace firm. it follows a series of investigations including uk regulators launching a bribery investigation at the company's jet division. the panel will be given access to "all levels of the company". let's renumber markets for you. the ftse 100 let's renumber markets for you. the ftse100 is up, doing betterthan other european markets. that is partly thanks to the falling value of the pound, which is down against the dollar and the euro. that helps ftse100 companies, many of which sell abroad. it means they get more pounds when they convert their earnings back into sterling. the price of oil is up, so our metal prices, which has lifted the shares
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of mining companies. shares in rbs down slightly but flat—lining, really, given all that is going on around that deal they are trying to reach with the investors. that's all the business for now to talk i will be back with more in about an hour. the weather in a moment. but first i want to show you these extraordinary pictures of the moment a young girl was grabbed by a large sea lion in british columbia. the girl was sitting on a dock in richmond near vancouver watching the animal in the water, before it grabbed her dress and pulled her into the water. a relative of the girljumped in and lifted her to safety. both were unhurt. the sea lion appeared to have been drawn to the dock by people who were throwing breadcrumbs into the water. the suggestion was that he may have mistaken the girl's dress for something a bit more tasty. we canjoin nick miller who is
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waiting with good weather news on the balcony. if you like the warmth, that will be heading across all parts of the uk this week, peaking or getting even hotter right at the end of the week and into the weekend. we are not there yet, though, and you know that in parts of scotland and northern ireland with this weather front giving outbreaks of rain showers but truly, high pressure builds and it becomes dry, settled, war in the sunshine. that is later this week, ending the start of the weekend, but as the high pressure goes away eastwards, a flow of high pressure and it is dragging the high temperatures, the hot weather, higher humidity and more widespread sunshine, across the uk. later this week into at least the start of the weekend, we are really going to be feeling like we are in summer, just about right across the uk. a bit of hazy sunshine today making for a pleasa nt hazy sunshine today making for a pleasant feel in west yorkshire, the west the pennines into the lake district, where it has been a bit damp and resolute it outbreaks of rain across parts of scotland and northern ireland. stand by the heavier showers through the day,
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pa rents heavier showers through the day, parents with heavier showers and rain. the clear skies across southern england into the midlands and east anglia, where we are peeking into the mid—20s today. a bit more cloud in north wales, north—west england and the passing shower may be possible, especially into cumbria. northern ireland and into cumbria. northern ireland and into scotland, brighter breaks but the showers could be heavy and thundery with hail and pushing across northern and eastern scotland in late afternoon and into the evening, before finally these will all evening, before finally these will a ll clearer evening, before finally these will all clearer way top pick of the passing shower into northern england for a time this evening and later in the night, most places are dry, the odd shower continuing into western scotland. a chilly night in rural parts of scotland and northern ireland. tomorrow, we keep the shower or two running into western scotla nd shower or two running into western scotland but the vast majority are going to be dry. a sunny morning in northern ireland with cloud increasing and it could be misty low cloud around south—west england and love channel and coast, where as most love channel and coast, where as m ost pla ces love channel and coast, where as most places will have variable cloud and sunny spells and temperatures a
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degree or two down compared to today, where you see the best of the sunshine. high pressure is building across the uk so that by wednesday it is covering most areas, though there will still be some outbreaks of rain into north—west scotland, a lot of loud the west, sunny skies in the east and as we get through thursday, friday into saturday, this is where the sunshine becomes more widespread and the temperatures head up widespread and the temperatures head up even further into the very warm to hot category. the high pressure has moved to the east and there is a portal flow from the continent and humidity but 30 celsius is on the cards, maybe a bit more at the start of the weekend, and was not everybody is going to get that high, nearly everybody will be well above average for the time of year. this is bbc news.
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the headlines at 2... a major climbdown by the conservatives on social care. now the prime minister says costs will be capped. we have not changed the principles of the policy we set out in our manifesto. those policies... those policies remain the same. labour says students starting university in september when have to pay tuition fees if they win the election. the electoral commission says seven million people haven't yet registered to vote — tonight is the deadline for registration. and in the next hour — we'll be looking at president trump's arrival in israel, where he's said countries must work together for a peaceful future in the region.


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