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today at 5pm: the biggest ever recall of patients in northern ireland. the records of 2500 patients are being reviewed in belfast after concerns about the work of a neurology consultant. we'll be live there with the latest on the story. the other main stories on bbc news at 5pm: peers are accused of trying to block the will of the british people over brexit, after the government suffer a defeat in the house of lords. i think there is an attempt by a group in the house of lords who were very strong on the remain side to thwart our exit from the european union and that cannot be acceptable. a court hears that four sleeping children died when their house was set alight with petrol bombs, as part of a feud. celebrity chefs jamie oliver and hugh fearnley—whittingstall tell mps the government is not doing enough to fix the ‘catastrophic‘ problem of childhood obesity. and, the royal mint has created a new £5 coin featuring
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images of prince harry and meghan markle, to commemorate their wedding later this month. it's 5pm — our top story. an nhs trust in northern ireland is recalling 2500 neurology patients, following a review of the work of a consultant. concerns were raised 18 months ago about the diagnosis and treatment of patients who'd been seen by dr michael watt, employed by the belfast health trust. our ireland correspondent chris page is in belfast for us. this is an awful lot of patients, explain first of all exactly how
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much we now? never before in northern ireland have so many patients been recalled at once, more than 2500 people, and all of them under the care of a consultant neurologist called dr michael watt. he saw patients in the nhs and also privately. he was an employee, a co nsulta nt privately. he was an employee, a consultant neurologist at the belfast health and social care trust. concerns were first raised about him back in december 2016, about him back in december 2016, about 18 months ago, a gp raising those concerns. then he stopped seeing patients in june those concerns. then he stopped seeing patients injune of last year so seeing patients injune of last year so he's not seen any patients for almost a year. both the trust and the royal college of positions have carried out separate reviews of his notes and after the royal college of physicians finished their review in the last week or so the trust made the last week or so the trust made the decision at all of his patients would be recalled and their cases
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reviewed, they will be seen again by different doctors over the coming months. the concern is that some patients have been misdiagnosed, we are talking about brain conditions here, potentially parkinson's, motor neuron disease, strokes, but the trust is keen to emphasise it hopes only a small number of patients may be affected in that way but they do feel they have two recall all of the patients dr michael watt had been seeing. so for anyone who has seen him relations of people who have seen him, obviously a very worrying time. just clarify again what they are saying to people, what they should do in this circumstances if they have been treated by him? all of his patients have been sent a letter by the health authorities, the trust will arrange for them to be seen, we understand lots of clinics will be taking part in this process and they will start on the 5th of may. it will be an intensive
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process to get these two and a half thousand patients seen all over again. the belfast health trust have said given we are talking about people who have very serious conditions, life changing conditions in many cases, that they recognise this will be distressing news and they have apologised for any distress caused. but they have said they are positive about the overall work of an apology department, they don't seem to think there is a wider problem but there will be a review carried out later on. thank you for now, the latest from belfast. theresa may has promised a "robust" response after the government suffered two defeats in the house of lords last night over brexit. the cabinet has expressed "strong disappointment" at the behaviour of peers amid concern among ministers they are seeking to "thwart" the uk's departure from the european union, voting to ensure mps have to give their backing to any brexit deal. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, has said parliament should have the final say on the terms of the uk leaving the european union.
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0ur political correspondent alex forsyth reports. in downing street this morning, the cabinet arrived for its regular meeting... are the lords trying to block brexit? ..the day after the house of lords gave the government another bloody nose over brexit. are the lords trying to scupper brexit? they didn't say much, but one minister was prepared to express a view about the peers' actions. i think there is an attempt by a group in the house of lords who were very strong on the remain side to thwart our exit from the european union and that cannot be acceptable. my lords, they have voted. contents 335, not contents 244. it was this vote yesterday that provoked reaction. the lords agreed that if mps reject the brexit deal the government negotiates, then parliament should decide what happens next. that could stop the uk leaving the eu without a deal or make ministers return
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to the negotiating table. what constitution do we have for a government that bullies parliament and says, "take it or leave it"? but opponents warned it could tie the government's hands in talks. i'm afraid it illustrates the lengths, the appalling lengths, to which the die—hard remainers are prepared to go to achieve their own. that view was voted down. yesterday's vote in the house of lords is not binding. it will now be up to the house of commons to have its say. but it could embolden conservative mps already pushing for parliament to have a greater role in the brexit process. labour has said it is significant. i think parliament should have the final say on the terms of leaving the eu, and if we don't accept the decisions that the government made, then they should be sent back to negotiate again. in the lords last night, 19 conservative peers voted against the government. the question is how many tory mps might do the same when this
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comes to the commons? it promises to be a fierce parliamentary fight. alex forsyth, bbc news, westminster. 0ur chief political correspondent vicki young is in westminster. the secretary of state for exiting the eu is giving evidence at the moment? he is being asked for an update of where we are and i think you can see from the government point of view there are issues piling up, not just point of view there are issues piling up, notjust at home where of course we've had the lords inflict nine defeats now on that withdrawal bells so at some point that will have to go back to the commons and there will be crucial votes, the government cannot be entirely sure it has the number to reverse all of those particularly that one about a meaningful vote. then there is the issue of the ongoing negotiations with brussels, particularly over our future trading relationship, how will we deal with this issue were
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the uk wants to leave the customs union? tomorrow the brexit subcommittee, a slim down version of the cabinet were senior figures try to thrash out the strategy for the negotiations, they will be meeting to discuss which of those two which are still on the table, the customs partnership which jacob rees—mogg of course very much a brexiteer has described as a cretin this idea, and the eu has said is magical thinking, that still on the table. the other option is a highly streamlined customs arrangements were you use nextel wood new technology. we have to wait and see if the government can sort this out tomorrow and then progressed talks with the european union in the coming months. thank you. some of the other stories making bbc news at 5pm. the royal bank
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of scotland has announced plans to close 162 branches in england and wales — resulting in almost 800 job losses. the bank blames a decline in footfall because of changing consumer behaviour. they say they will try to make sure compulsory redundancies are kept to a minimum. a man from kent has appeared in court accused of preparing for a terror attack in london, and swearing an oath of allegiance to the islamic state group. 26—year—old lewis ludlow from rochester is also accused for raising money for terrorism, and planning to travel to an area of the philippines where is is believed to operate. he will remain in custody until he appears at the old bailey in ten days' time. a city worker who posted fake photos of a female intern on pawn websites has been jailed for 16 weeks. after the woman refused his advances, 25—year—old david buccheri edited herface onto pornographic images and told her bosses about the photos. the prosecutor said his actions caused the victim considerable
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distress and anxiety. a minimum price for alcohol has come into force in scotland. the scottish government believes the policy will lead to fewer hospital admissions and alcohol—related deaths, by making the cheapest drinks significantly more expensive. catriona renton reports. prices are being changed as scotland is now the first country in the world to have a minimum unit price for alcohol. well, it's never too late. at edinburgh royal infirmary, the first minister has been meeting people with alcohol—related liver illnesses. all of the evidence says that while it's not going to solve the problem on its own, without action that targets the affordability of alcohol, then we won't make the progress we need to see. audrey duncan is recovering now, but last year was taken into hospital with the early stages of alcohol—related brain damage. now 37 years old, she started drinking heavily in her 20s.
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it started off about four cans of beer a day, and then that started to progress to crates of beer, and then it progressed onto vodka and gin, whiskey, anything that i could get my hands on, really. research for the scottish government says the policy could save about 400 lives in the first five years. when alcohol prices rise, deaths from alcohol fall. and when alcohol prices fall, deaths from alcohol rise. every time. so people may think they are not influenced by price, but they definitely are. it's the strongest alcoholic drinks that are affected, like this strong cider. now, the shop we are in use to sell three litre bottles of this drink for £3.49. but now under the new pricing, it costs £11.25, so the shop's decided to stop selling it. it's been a long time coming. while the legislation was passed almost six years ago, it faced legal challenges.
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but this shopkeeper still feels it may come as a shock to some. most people have absolutely no idea, and as usual it's down to shopkeepers to do the educating on these things. there are already plans to introduce minimum alcohol pricing and wales, while in england the home office says the policy will continue to remain under review while it sees how it works in scotland. catriona renton, bbc news, edinburgh. let's talk now to andrew horne, the director of addaction scotland — one of the uk's leading drug and alcohol charities. is this a positive move as far as you're concerned? this has been a long, hard fought battle to get this legislation passed, its been through lots of courts, from our own position which is one of the country's biggest drug and alcohol services we get a report probably every single day of someone dying
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from an alcohol—related problems. 0ne from an alcohol—related problems. one person dying every single day. and, how, is it possible to quantify how much benefit will therefore derive simply when we are talking about cost, because i want to come onto other issues, i am sure other things need to be done, but isn't this going to make a difference? costis this going to make a difference? cost is the starter for ten, more needs to be done. as everyone knows scotla nd needs to be done. as everyone knows scotland has had an awful problem with alcohol which has got worse over the years. alcohol is 60% cheaper than it was 30 years ago. tackling at cost will reduce demand particularly for those who are drinking those high—level side we heard about in the report and other people who are heavily dependent on alcohol. and what else would you like to see done? if this is the starter for ten like to see done? if this is the starterfor ten as like to see done? if this is the starter for ten as you put it, what else needs to be done? some major
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things, we need to look at alcohol marketing, how and where it is marketed particularly around sporting events, near schools and stuff like that. we need to think about marketing. we need to think about marketing. we need to think about services and the resources of services. most drug and alcohol services. most drug and alcohol services are struggling even to meet current demand so we need to think about how we resource them properly to meet people with problems that we see everyday calling at our door.|j should have asked you, are the exa m ples of should have asked you, are the examples of this particular strategy we are talking about today working in other places, other countries? british columbia in canada has been doing it for a number of years under the ports from them is that it's been very successful with that, those people who drink really, really heavily, those dependent drinkers and its cut down on alcohol consumption. it is estimated we will
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have 50 for less deaths in scotland in yearone and have 50 for less deaths in scotland in year one and that will continuously rise as it becomes more embedded. also we have to think about the cost to the nhs in terms of hospital admissions, a and e presentations, violence associated with alcohol abuse. the canadian policy to all intents and purposes has worked well. i assume it all ties in with facilities for mental health as well? 0r ties in with facilities for mental health as well? or perhaps lack of, you can tell me? it is the whole gamut. people who come to us with alcohol problems than the alcohol is alcohol problems than the alcohol is a symptom of underlying problems, whether that be mental health problems, anxiety disorders, whatever. also poverty issues, relationship issues and it's that thing of cartland horse, which comes
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first? alcohol causes problems and problems cause alcohol problems. very good to get your perspective, thank you so much. this is bbc news at 5pm — the headlines: rhufimufigi ~6€ws
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premiership. it paves the way for a possible move forformer premiership. it paves the way for a possible move for former england captain steven gerrard to replace. serena williams could be the top seed at wimbledon, she has dropped to 449 in the world following the birth of herfirst to 449 in the world following the birth of her first child. and judd trump leans john higgins birth of her first child. and judd trump leansjohn higgins in the quarterfinals of the world snooker championship, 5—3 up with 13 the target for a place in the final format. albie back with more on the stories just after half past. four sleeping children died after being trapped in their bedrooms when their house was hit with petrol bombs last december — a jury in manchester has heard. prosecutors say zak bolland, who's 23, was involved in a feud with the brother of the victims. he and two others deny murder and attempted murder. 0livia richwald is at manchester crown court. that is the essence of what the
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court was told today, we hope to talk to her who has been following this case, for the latest on the day ‘s proceedings at the start of that case following the death of four young children. the un's nuclear watchdog has reiterated that it has no "credible indications" that iran has been developing nuclear weapons since 2009. international atomic energy agency says it was already aware of the iranian weapons programme that israel says it has exposed with its seizure of secret documents. us president donald trump, who opposes the iran nuclear deal has until 12 may to decide whether to abandon it or not. 0ther signatories to the deal, including the uk and france, say iran has been abiding by it and it should be kept. here's our diplomatic correspondent jonathan marcus. tonight we are going to show you
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something that the world has never seen before. the israel prime minister benjamin netanyahu prepares for the big reveal, and nuclear agreement on the run he claims which was based upon a falsehood. israel he says had seized a cache of documents from a warehouse in turan which contained iran's secret nuclear archive. here's what we have got. 55,000 pages. the us secretary of state mike pompeo had no doubts about the authenticity of the seized documents. this well i think spell out the scope and scale of the programme they undertook and i think it makes it very clear that at the very least the iranians have continued to lie to their own people. but the iran foreign minister was unsurprisingly dismissive of these allegations. describing benjamin neta nyahu dismissive of these allegations. describing benjamin netanyahu as the boy who cannot stop crying wolf and
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castigating president trump rehashing old allegations. western countries have no doubt iran had a nuclear weapons programme, that is precisely why they sought the deal in 2015 to contain its nuclear activities. one of the key architects of that deal, the eu's chief diplomat, urged israel to pass any new information it had to the un's nuclear watchdog but she said she saw nothing in the material revealed so far that should undermine the nuclear accord. revealed so far that should undermine the nuclear accordlj revealed so far that should undermine the nuclear accord. i have not seen from benjamin netanyahu arguments for the moment on noncompliance, meaning violation from iran of its nuclear commitments under the nuclear deal and again the nuclear deal was put in place exactly because there was no trust among the parties otherwise we may not have required a nuclear deal to be put in place. the timing of all this is crucial, within the next two weeks president trump could decide to pull out of the deal which is
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clearly what benjamin netanyahu hopes he will do. but that leaves an uncertain future. will iran stick by its commitments or seek to step up its commitments or seek to step up its nuclear activities? let's try more about that case at manchester crown court the trial following on from the death of four young children in a house fire in greater manchester in december. 0livia richwald is at manchester crown court. remind viewers of the background to all this? you might remember the very sad story in greater manchester just before christmas, the deaths of four children sleeping in a house, a fire ripped through the terrace house and it had been started with petrol bombs thrown through the kitchen window. the fire quickly to cold and the children were trapped
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in their bedrooms upstairs. the children who died were 14, eight, seven and just three years old. also in the house that night was their mother michelle, she was badly injured and suffered severe burns, in fact she has only recently regained consciousness and been told that her four regained consciousness and been told that herfour children regained consciousness and been told that her four children have died. there are also two 17—year—olds in the house who managed to escape. accused of starting the fire are three defendants, 23—year—old zach pollard who admits arson but denies murder and attempted murder. the other two deny all three charges. the trial started today and is expected to last for six weeks. tell us expected to last for six weeks. tell usa expected to last for six weeks. tell us a little more of the specifics the court was told? we heard today it was a feud between former friends, kyle pearce and one of the 17—year—olds who escaped the fire that night, his four siblings
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killed, it was a feud between him and his former friend who was one of the defendants. it started with damage to a car and escalated, verbal threats and smashed windows on both sides of this feud. it culminated sadly on december 11 when the prosecution allege the three defendants started the fire and murdered the children. today kyle pearce and gave evidence saying the night of the fire he was woken by voices outside his house demanding he went outside. his mother said the people away and called the police and kyle told the court he was scared to go to sleep because he feared they would come back. in fact he barricaded the door, eventually he barricaded the door, eventually he dropped off to sleep with the window ajar in case he had them come back but he was awoken at 5am when the fire had started and it quickly to cold. he managed to escape but it trapped his four siblings. the trial continues tomorrow. taxi hailing app uber
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has had its application to renew its operating licence in brighton and hove turned down. the city council's licensing panel said it had "significant concerns" about the car hailing app's data breach. it emerged last november that uber, which has 75 million users across the world, had concealed a hack that affected 57 million customers and drivers in 2016. uber said it intended to appeal the council's decision. the tv chefs, jamie oliver and hugh fearnley—whittingstall, have told a group of mps that childhood obesity is now a "catastrophe" and an "emergency." they've been giving evidence to the commons health committee. the celebrity cooks are urging the government to introduce a range of measures, including restrictions on junk food adverts. earlier hugh fearnley—whittingstall told the committee it was "may day" for the uk's obesity crisis. we are seeing an arms race between
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the big spread brands competing with each other in a game they are extremely good at, backed by a huge mind of money, and they racing for our appetites and we are ultimately the losers. we have a big problem now, but i have seen there are a lot of different lenders to pull, a lot of different lenders to pull, a lot of various action can be taken her better. i am of various action can be taken her better. iam right of various action can be taken her better. i am right with jamie and we need to see all of these leaders being pulled. chapter two should not being pulled. chapter two should not be the prelude to chapter three, four, five, chapter two should be the let's fix it now chapter. today is the 1st of may. this is may day for the obesity crisis. jamie oliver had pushed for former prime minister david cameron to introduce reforms to tackle childhood obesity — and spoke of the lack of action in the government's former strategy. when i look over the last strategy
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that was published, when i go through the basics of doing words with my seven—year—old son, there was not many doing words in that plan. it was a lot of suggestion, a lot of i would like and a lot of the old rhetoric around personal responsibility and people that should do things. i think the world has changed since then. jamie oliver there. giving evidence in parliament today. one of the most senior figures in the catholic church, cardinal george pell, is to stand trial on charges of historical sexual abuse in australia. cardinal pell, who's 76, is the highest ranking catholic to face such allegations. 0ur correspondent hywel griffith sent this report. one of the most powerful people in the catholic world, cardinal pell‘s case has drawn global coverage at every step. crowdjeers. he had to be guided through dozens of cameras and reporters, waiting for him at the court. during his time in australia,
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the cardinal was considered as the voice of the church. born and bred in the state of victoria, he became the archbishop of melbourne. it's during his time here in the 19905 that some of the sexual abuse is alleged to have taken place. 0ther offences are said to have happened in his home city of ballarat where, in the 19705, he worked as a priest. for years, ribbons have been placed across the city as a show of support for those who say they were victims of abuse by catholic clergy. in court, the magistrate dismissed some of the most serious allegations against cardinal pell, but she said there was enough evidence to put half of the charges before a jury. cardinal pell listened intently as the magistrate read out her ruling for more than an hour. he spoke only once as he was asked to enter a plea. he answered, in a loud voice, "not guilty."
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the vatican says it has noted today's decision, stressing that cardinal pell is still on a leave of absence granted to him by the pope in order for him to defend himself against the accusations. for those who have campaigned for the rights of abuse victims in australia, that next stage is vital. the eventual trial will bring even more scrutiny and even more pressure. yeah, we just worry about the claimants going forward now. we want to make sure that they've got the care and support and compassion that they need to get them through this... what will be a very, very trying court case. released on bail, the cardinal has had to surrender his passport and cannot leave australia. his trial is likely to take place next year. his defence team argue that he's been persecuted for the actions of others in the catholic church, but it will now be for a jury to decide on his fate. hywel griffith, bbc news, melbourne.
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people around the uk have been marking may day. in 0xford, nearly 30,000 people gathered for the annual celebration of the ancient spring festival. the revellers enjoyed morris dancing, folk music and choir singing. morris dancers were also up at sunrise in bristol celebrating the day. time for a look at the weather. here's stav. we are all smiling, you are very welcome in this studio with all your good news. and it looks like it will warm up towards the end of the week the bank holiday which is good news, makes a change. gorgeous day for much of england and wales, particularly across the south—east which had a grotty last few days, cold and wet and windy. rain has continued to
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push into western areas, quite a wet afternoon across northern ireland, it will continue to move east this evening and overnight, heavy bursts, quite windy, particularly around the irish sea coast, it will reach the far south east by the end of the night and then it dries about across parts of scotland and northern ireland. fairly cool but elsewhere under the cloud it will be much more mild than it was last night. bit of a damp and wet start, cloud around, outbreaks of rain, some quite heavy which will clear away. it should brighten up quite nicely with showers around north—western parts of the country, cooler day to come as well done what it was this afternoon and it looks like things are set to warm up the week. this is bbc news — the headlines. the biggest ever recall of patients in northern ireland — the records of 2500 people are being reviewed by the belfast health and social care trust, after concerns about the work of a neurology consultant. peers in the house of lords are accused of trying to block
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the will of the british people over brexit, after a series of defeats for the government. a court hears that four sleeping children died when their house was torched with petrol bombs, as part of a feud. celebrity chefs jamie oliver and hugh fearnley—whittingstall tell mps the government is not doing enough to fix the "catastrophic" problem of childhood obesity. the royal mint has created a new £5 coin featuring images of prince harry and meghan markle, to commemorate the couple's wedding later this month. who would talk more about some of those stories later in half—hour. we have our latest sports news. hello and good afternoon. he has been relieved of his duties of scottish
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recited raiders. —— scottish premiership boss. the 5—0 defeat to celtic last weekend was his last in charge. he is not offered a return to his former post in the club's academy. former england captain —— captain has emerged as the leading contender to replace him. it is orders of the talks between the two parties have continued this week. he is currently in charge of lender pull‘s under 18 side. he has no top—level experience —— liverpool's. liverpool are in rome for the second leg of their champions league semi final tomorrow. a police have said that they can't guarantee that caused safety of the club's fans that they stay within the safety guidelines. there are shirts in
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support of the liverpool supporter who was attacked by roma fans outside of anfield. my mo salah has collected his second player of the year award this season be given the accolade by the football writers association. he topped a poll of some 400 journalists beating kevin the bryner by fewer than 20 bars. —— votes. brighton have asked police to investigate the monkey chants being aimed at their players at turf moor last weekend. brighton's player was booed during the match by the visiting fans and having accused was brahms of racial thing the club of acid sussex police investigate. away from football,
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fitness permitting, andy murray will face a top opening match in wilmington. he is on speed —— unsuited for the draw. he has up a competitive since losing last year in the quarterfinals. he is a since undergone hip surgery and is ranked outside the world's top 32. that means he could be drawn to play roger federer in the opening round. he could. that could be an interesting match. that would be a great draw. it would be a pressure moment if he was there anonymous of 32. that then becomes the beauty of the draw, it could be anybody. serena williams will be able to use her protected and that what —— protected ranking it could well be seated number one though being currently being in the worlds top
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top honour. afterward taking time to have her first child. top honour. afterward taking time to have herfirst child. we have top honour. afterward taking time to have her first child. we have of the slepyshevjob. he is taking on the runner—up. he chose by five friends to three after their first section. —— snooker champ ship. four times champion john higgins has —— snooker champ ship. four times championjohn higgins has been in action. he is against the 2011 runner—up, the latter moved to a 4—1 lead including a century break on the 100. higgins has fought back to cut his advantage to 5—3. that match will resume tomorrow. two—time champion mark williams is up against ally carter, the men are not running 0'sullivan out. our live pictures, carter currently leading for — three. 35 points up in that eight frame. the final of the session. you can watch it now on bbc two. both afternoon matches available on the
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bbc sport website or via the bbc sport at. that is all the sports for now. you i'm on all the stories on the bbc news website or check with the bbc news website or check with the football. there will be more, a full run of four in sports day at half past six. let's talk more about this israeli allegations that iran is been developing weapons is 2009. the un's nuclear watchdog has reiterated that it has no "credible indications" that iran has been developing nuclear weapons since 2009. in yesterday, the israeli leader, benjamin netanyahu, claimed his country had evidence that the iranian military were secretly planning to build nuclear weapons. the us said israel's claims were "co nsiste nt" with its own intelligence but britain, france and germany have all pressed for the nuclear deal to be maintained. so, what is the iran nuclear deal at the heart of this controversy. it was signed in 2015 between iran and six world powers — the us, uk, russia, france, china, and germany the deal involved china, and germany.
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the deal involved lifting the economic sanctions that had been put in place to try and prevent iran from developing military nuclear capability in return iran agreed to curb its nuclear capacity, with bans placed on uranium enrichment at key facilities. i can now speak to jarrett blanc, who's a senior fellow at the carnegie endowment for international peace and served as the state department's coordinator for implementing the iran nuclear deal under president 0bama. there are good evening thank you. when we see images of abandonment —— benjamin netanyahu unveiling everything that he did talk for hours ago, it was quite a theatrical performance. what is your reading of it and who was he aiming at? he claims to have hundreds of thousands
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of pages of documents which i haven't seen. everything he said early covers a period of history from 1990 72 2003 or 2004. a period we understand very well. —— 19 92. that's why the united states was able to put up an international coalition to put strict sanctions on iran. and get to thejcpoa. he is probably speaking to president trump but the case does not make sense. he is really arguing for the jcpoa but the case does not make sense. he is really arguing for thejcpoa if you scratch the surface. your point is he is ending at one man because we are only a matter of weeks away from president trump having to decide whether to ratify the iran dealfor another period. decide whether to ratify the iran deal for another period. on a regular basis, the us has to extend various waivers in order to keep ourselves in compliance with the commitments we made under thejcpoa. the end of those deadlines is may
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12. we has seen interestingly in the last week or so we saw president mccrone of france and washington and angela merkel. this is a talk of —— president macro. this is impressed —— this has been impressed on president trump. what is your best guess as to where his making lies on this at the moment? he is clearly deeply opposed to thejcpoa. it seems to have more to do with his view of his president —— predecessor president 0bama than any deep understanding of the nuclearfile or the jcpoa. it's understanding of the nuclearfile or thejcpoa. it's difficult understanding of the nuclearfile or the jcpoa. it's difficult to understanding of the nuclearfile or thejcpoa. it's difficult to predict what he would do on any topic. it's ha rd to what he would do on any topic. it's hard to know for sure whether he will pour the us out of compliance. —— pull them out. that's a risk and i think prime minister netanyahu's presentation increases that risk. all of that said, why we talk about
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lots of world powers wanting president trump to ratify for a further period there are plenty of people who still are deeply suspicious of iran's intentions. people who still are deeply suspicious of iran's intentionslj think suspicious of iran's intentions.” think suspicion is absolutely fine and that is why thejcpoa was not built on trust. it was built on verification. iran needed to accept strict restrictions on the nuclear programme and it needed to except the most stringent inspections used anywhere in the world at this point by the international atomic energy. the iea has reported on a quarterly basis that iran has complied. they have regular report to congress that iran hasn't kept up. if what you ca re iran hasn't kept up. if what you care about is that iran can't make up care about is that iran can't make upa care about is that iran can't make up a nuclear weapons programme, the jcpoa is the answer. is the only option. if you were on capitol hill today working with the current evisceration is that what you would be saying? absolutely. there is no
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alternative to the us unilaterally reimposing the sanctions. -- current evisceration. we would have less for leverage. we would get a more stringent deal from less leverage makes no sense. thank you very much indeed. from the card needy endowment. thank you for your time —— carnegie —— carnegie endowment. a man who's terminally ill with motor neurone disease has appealed to judges to allow him to "die with dignity". noel conway's challenge to the law on assisted dying is being heard at the court of appeal. our medical correspondent fergus walsh reports. is there a right to die? these protesters backing noel conway believes there should be. also outside court are campaigners who say the law must remain unchanged to protect the disabled and vulnerable. if the law were changed, it would be totally different.
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noel conway's health is gradually weakening. motor neurone disease means his muscles are shutting down. he now relies on a ventilator to help him breathe. and he fears he may eventually be entombed in his body. on a personal level, what would you say to the judges? what would your message to the judges be? please acknowledge my basic right to die. envisage yourself being in this position. they say parliament is also better placed... at the court of appeal hearing, lawyers for mr conway are arguing that the suicide act is an unjustified breach of his human rights. they want assisted dying open to those with less than six months to live who are of sound mind. in 2015, mps rejected plans to allowed assisted dying to allow assisted dying in england and wales. some disability campaigners agree it would leave the weak at risk.
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safeguards won't work. in every other country, they stopped working. and vulnerable people are going to be on the list. i don't want to live in a country where this danger is there. noel conway knows that this case and a subsequent appeal may continue beyond his death. those on both sides of the debate believe they are fighting for basic human rights. fergus walsh reporting there. an army sergeant accused of trying to kill his wife by tampering with her parachute believed he would be the beneficiary of a £120,000 life insurance pay—out, a court has heard. emile cilliers denies attempted murder and criminal damage, as duncan kennedy reports. emile cilliers on the left is a sergeant in the army. in the space of six days.
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0nce with a gas fixture and once with a parachute. victoria and emile cilliers were married. but the court heard he wanted to get rid of her and treated her with absolute contempt. mrs cilliers came to give her evidence today for the first time in this retrial of her husband and gave her account of what she remembered from the day of her accident. it took place in april 2015. at the netheravon airfield in wiltshire. mrs cilliers jumped out of an aircraft but both her main and reserve parachutes failed to open. she fell 4000 feet and landed in a field. the prosecution say it was her husband emile who sabotaged her parachute at the airbase the day before the incident. the jury has seen this video reconstruction from the prosecution. which they say shows how emile cilliers could have tampered with her parachute in a toilet cubicle. victoria cilliers today
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was questioned about this by the prosecution. time in the toilet... the prosecutor said that was not what she had told the police after the accident. mrs cilliers said that she was angry when she spoke to the police and said she was not completely telling the truth. and wanted to paint him, emile, and a bad picture. —— in a bad picture. the prosecution also claim that emile cilliers had tried to kill his wife a week before the parachute incident. they say he tampered with the gas fixture in the kitchen of their home in amesbury. the prosecution say that emile cilliers wanted his wife dead to benefit from the life insurance policy to help pay off his debts. this is bbc news at 5 —
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the headlines: an nhs trust in northern ireland is recalling 2500 neurology patients the biggest ever number — following a review of the work of a consultant. international trade secretary liam fox accuses some peers of trying to thwart the uk's exit from the eu, after a government defeat in the house of lords. a jury hears that four children from greater manchester died after their home was attacked with petrol bombs while they were sleeping. an update on the market numbers for you — here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. and in the the united states this is how the dow
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over 4000 liverpool fans are expecting to travel to the italian capital for the second leg of their champions league semi final. following an incident outside anfield last week, two italian men have been charged over the attack on sean cox, who suffered head injuries and remains in a critical condition. dan roan has been speaking to public order commissioner, giorgio luciani. isa is a tough challenge - i what is important for us is to enjoy and leave the city for the citizen, for the supporters and for everyone. it is an important sporting day.
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what advice would you give english fa ns what advice would you give english fans coming here? not specific advertisement. what i say is enjoy this evening. respect the rules. and we are getting on every system. nothing special. enjoy the city, enjoy the match. respect the rules. should liverpool fans want to the stadium? can they do that to walk back? yes, but we prefer that every liverpool supporter meet at the square where we created a transportation system for the 0lympic transportation system for the olympic stadium. why not walk, what's the problem with walking, is a dangerous? it's not dangerous, but from the city centre to the liquor stadium is a little bit far. —— to
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the olympic stadium is a live that far. it would be betterfor everyone if they take the bus to the olympic stadium. can you guarantee the safety of liverpool fans this week? yes. we can guarantee the safety of liverpool supporters. 0bviously, yes. we can guarantee the safety of liverpool supporters. obviously, if they respect the rules and leave the match —— we did this term was a can. daschle lead the day. james reynolds is in rome for us. what are you hearing about the match and the build—up? what are you hearing about the match and the build-up? the managers have been speaking today and i am sure in normal circumstances they would much prefer normal circumstances they would much p refer to normal circumstances they would much prefer to talk about on—field activities about liverpool's attempt to defend their week and about aroma's attempt to score three goals without dry. but this second leg is
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different. the liverpool manager spoke earlier today, and jurgen klopp is given his thoughts about any trouble. i hope after one week where we spoke about it a lot. they should feel our support. should feel our support and his family should feel here our support. i really hope that everybody understood that tomorrow isa game. everybody understood that tomorrow is a game. it's a wonderful game —— a wonderful city. probably good weather. all of the people can walk to the stadium and looking forward to the stadium and looking forward toa to the stadium and looking forward to a fantastic event. very important. football game. and i... i
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hope it will be possible. a lot of liverpool fans have yet to arrive. a lot will come in the morning and is also important to add that roma football tea m also important to add that roma football team itself have offered one jester. football team itself have offered onejester. in its final public training sessions, players wore shirts that said strength to sean. referencing sean cox, liverpool fan. there is an attempt. but still the police will be there. thank you, james. james reynolds in rome. later this week voters in many parts of england will go to the polls for local elections — with more than 4000 council seats up for grabs. 0ur political correspondent chris mason explains why they matter. what do you mean, council elections don't leave you throbbing with excitement? 0k, well, here are some pretty pictures. well, fairly pretty, given its cloudy, up a tall building in london. worth it for their own sake, i hope you agree.
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but we are up here, at the top of the shard, to peer down on election contests as far as the eye can see. every single council seat, nearly 2,000, are there to be snaffled in all 32 london boroughs. but the gaze of the experts i've brought with me extends beyond the horizon. there is no question, this is a predominantly urban election year. last time, it was counties. last year, it was counties. this year, it's london, most of the other metropolitan areas, some unitaries, and there are one or two shire districts as well, but it's mostly cities and urban voters where, of course, labour has tended to be stronger in the past, and therefore, they've got a lot to defend this time. my feet back on the ground, i've come next to meet ingrid koehler who has probably forgotten more about local authorities than most of us will never know. councils do most of what affects where you live and how you live, so everything from school places
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to looking after your older relatives, to street lights, and of course, you know, bin collections. councils are there and they are also making decisions about development in yourarea, planning, parks, libraries — the things that make where you live a great place to live. why should people bother to vote? i think sometimes the reason people don't vote is because they don't think they can have an impact on the election, but actually, in local elections, you're much more likely to be in a swingable area than you are in a parliamentary election. sometimes there's only five or ten votes in it and so your vote really, really counts in these local elections and for putting people in who make decisions that reflect your values. if you feel the local election campaigns have passed you by, well, there are plenty of parts of the country where there aren't any elections this time. scotland, wales and northern ireland, for a start. but there are elections to 150 councils around england, including newcastle, leeds, manchester and birmingham.
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and mayors will also be elected in four london boroughs, plus in watford and in the sheffield city region. back here at westminster, politicians regularly pore over opinion polls — those not always entirely accurate snapshots of public opinion. on thursday, many of them will get a very real sense of whether their party is popular or not, when real votes drop into real ballot boxes. and by the end of the week, not only will many parts of england know how they are governed locally but will also have a sense of what mood it sets nationally here too. chris mason, bbc news. and you can read more on the local elections on the bbc website at bbc.co.uk/politics.
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the royal mint has created a new five pound coin featuring images of prince harry and meghan markle, to commemorate their wedding later this month. the basic coin is available for £13, silver proof for £82.50 — and gold proof for £1,980. it is ms markle's first appearance on a uk coin. the pair will marry at st george's chapel in windsor on may the 19th. time for a look at the weather. here's stav daneos. i will not ask about the rural wedding. but it is nearly a bank holiday and it was fairly positive. it is —— we are so popular when it is sunny. it is looking really good. pretty neat you at home. lovely sunshine for you, you don't to and have me tell you how nice a day it has been. photographs here. woods in leeds.
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the skies of interning grayer across western areas stop under the weather front moving into northern ireland and parts of scotland, wales and into western parts of english —— england. increasing winds as was the rain begins to spill its way eastward. fairly windy around irish seacoast. looking having across western hills in wells towards north west england. up at a glance behind it by the night. we start when set off on a bit of that great. we have the morning commute there. a lot of static water on the roads. the weather system should eventually clear away from all there is into the afternoons —— all there is into the afternoons —— all areas into the afternoons. temperatures of the cooler as well. nine to 13 degrees. mid—teens. this
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plume of who —— cool air will be pushed out. much mother air will be moving off the atlantic. thursday stressed off quite chilly. some sunshine. central andes probably seen the best of the sun. clouds will tend to bubble up. still will be some holes in there. pick your cloud may be a little bit of rain across the far northwest. a mild today temperatures of 13 to may. warmers on friday. sunshine. —— 13 to 16. very mild there wherever you are. it will feel like 15 or 16 in scotland. 18 or 19 potentially for central, southern and eastern parts of england's. —— england. weather fronts all as affecting the far northwest of the country. the general trend for this bank holiday
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weekend is that it's warming up, mostly dry, some cloud. it will feel warm. temperatures in the low 20s celsius. so, enjoy that. youtube stars urging students to cheat, a bbc investigation finds they're cashing in on coursework. don't waste your time doing your essays, let these people do it for you and you go and enjoy your time. videos like this are being watched hundreds of millions of times. these youtube stars are being paid to promote the essay—writing service. this is clearly wrong, it is clearly wrong because it is enabling cheating potentially on an industrial scale. youtube says it has taken down some of the videos, we have an exclusive report. also tonight: 2,500 patients, including children, who've been seen by a neurologist in belfast are being recalled amid concerns about his work. a court hears how four children aged between three and 15 all died when their house was set on fire
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