hello this is breakfast, with ben thompson and mega munchetty. sir alex ferguson is in intensive care after having emergency surgery for a brain haemorrage. his former club, manchester united says the operation went well but his family request privacy. messages of support have been pouring in from across the football world and beyond. david beckham who was signed by sir alex at the age of 16 said ‘keep fighting boss‘ — his former team mate cristiano ronaldo also tweeted ‘my thoughts and prayers are with you, my dear friend.‘ we are alive at old trafford weather isa we are alive at old trafford weather is a sense of calm while supporters wait for news of sir alex ferguson's condition. —— where there is a sense of calm. good morning, it's sunday the 6th of may. also this morning... the foreign secretary, borisjohnson, heads to washington to try to persude the us not to abandon the iran nuclear deal. up to 1,500 junior doctors have had job offers withdrawn
after a computer error — their union warns the uncertainty is causing emotional and financial harm. a baby prince at home — kensington palace releases new family photos of prince louis taken by his mother the duchess of cambridge. and sarah has the weather. lots of sunshine, a little more clout towards the west. temperatures in the mid—20s. good morning. first, our main story. sir alex ferguson is in intensive care after emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage. the former manchester united manager was rushed to hospital after falling ill at his home in cheshire. here's our sports news correspondent, david ornstein. he is one of the greatest figures that football, indeed sport, has ever seen. the messages for sir alex
ferguson from all over the world is a testa m e nt ferguson from all over the world is a testament in the regard of which he has is held. this was him one week ago in high spirits and seemingly good health. yesterday... news emerged that the 76—year—old had been admitted to hospital, a statement released by manchester united red sir alex ferguson has undergone emergency surgery. speculation began when his son, darren, manager of doncaster rovers was absent from their match against wigan athletic today with the club saying it was for family reasons. he famously won the trouble of premier league, fa cup and champions league trophies in 1999, the same year he was knighted. he won 38 trophies. david beckham
said keep fighting, boss. everyone at match of the day centres back since our best wishes to sir alex ferguson who has had emergency surgery after suffering a brain haemorrhage. his success at old trafford earned legendary status. and david is at old trafford for us this morning. the scale response shows how influential he is? impossible to overstate the level of reverend sir alex ferguson holds within british football, european, world football... —— reverence sir alex ferguson holds. and also in society
suchis ferguson holds. and also in society such is his standing. one of his former players, cristiano ronaldo, posted a picture of the two of them together. my thoughts and prayers are with you, my dear friend. be strong, boss. we await further news of sir alex ferguson's condition. nothing yet from salford royal, where he is in hospital. there is calm here this morning. we await further developments. the foreign secretary, boris johnson, is heading to washington where he'll try to persuade the us not to abandon the iran nuclear deal. it was negotiated under barack obama's presidency but mr trump has criticised the deal. let's get more detail on this from our political correspondent, nick eardley who is in our london newsroom — nick, does mrjohnson have a realistic change
of changing the president's opinion? he will not meet donald trump himself? by people close to him? he will meet mike pence and other figures important to the foreign affairs world in washington and looking to persuade them that this deal is worth sticking with. as you said at the start, president trump has been highly critical, cold insane ina has been highly critical, cold insane in a number of occasions. —— called it insane. borisjohnson himself has said that some of the issues the us have raised do need addressed but overall the deal which sees sanctions reduced in exchange for commitments that limit iran's
nuclear activity, he thinks it is worth sticking with. donald trump has to make a decision by next friday, so this is last—minute stuff. a teenager has been shot dead in south london. the 17 year old boy was found with fatal wounds in southwark yesterday evening. his family have been told. police have called for witnesses — and anyone with information — to come forward. more homes on hawaii's big island have been increased overnight. lava spewed into residential areas forcing more than 2000 people to evacuate. scientists forecast more eruptions and more earthquakes in the coming months, after the southeast corner of the island was rocked by a 6.9 tremor on friday, the strongest in the area since 1975. —— mount kilauea.
garden centres and diy stores are set to cash in on a surge in sales this weekend. retail figures were badly affected by the bad weather over easter, but record temperatures this bank holiday weekend could mean gardeners are catching up for lost time. our business correspondent joe lynam reports. this is how some garden centres looked last month. easter was a financial and meteorological wash—out for many retailers — what a difference a month makes. sunshine tends to bring out the shoppers and part—time gardeners. and what will they be buying? why, busy lizzie plants, of course. they disappeared six years ago but are back this weekend and expected to fly off the shelves. who knew? we are expecting to be very busy. a lot of customers moving outside to do outdoor projects. a lot of people entertaining, buying barbecues, leisure furniture, sofas. yep, exceptionally busy. and if this bank holiday weekend is a busy one for the shops, it will be welcome news. according to one piece of research, there was a 21% spike in retailers experiencing financial distress in the first quarter of this year. i don't think one long bank holiday weekend with nice weather weather is going to make up
for all the problems that are taking place in the retail sector. it will go some way and will be a good weekend, but it is not going to change the structural changes going on and stop a bad easter. is not going to be offset by one bank holiday weekend. but this month is unusual. it has two bank holidays, a tour de yorkshire. champions league and fa cup finals and the small matter of a royal wedding. so retailers will want to make a lot of hay, or perhaps dough, while the sun is shining. up to 1500 junior doctors who were offered posts as registrars have had theirjob offers withdrawn, following a mistake in the recruitment process. the royal college of physicians, which oversaw the recruitment has apologised, blaming human error. let's get more detail from our correspondent, simon clemison who is in our london newsroom. how did this happen? and is becoming known as a registrar
after five years... of medical school. the recruitment process is run centrally. doctors are given points. there was an error when data was transferred from one computer system to another, it has become jumbled up. they cannot see points assigned to doctors who perhaps did not get them in the first place. all thejob offers not get them in the first place. all the job offers have not get them in the first place. all thejob offers have been not get them in the first place. all the job offers have been withdrawn for the moment. the points decide where their placements output. for them, they have perhaps been putting a deposit down on a house or moving house to that location. a lot of frustration. the union says they are appalled, the processes being re—run. they are spending the bank of in doors trying to sort this out. photographs of prince louis's first days at home, including a picture of him being cuddled by his big sister, have been
released by his parents. the newest member of the royal family was photographed by the duchess of cambridge at kensington palace when he was just three days old. in addition to the image of him receiving a kiss from princess charlotte, the prince is also pictured propped up on a white cushion. it is ten past eight, good morning from bbc news. suicide is the single biggest cause of death of men under the age of a5, next week coronation street focusses on the subject in a powerful new storyline. it has been revealed that shane ward's character, aidan connor will take his life — though his death won't be shown on screen. here's one of his last scenes. aiden. sorry, i did call and was open. jenny must have left it on the latch again. i keep telling her.
are you all right? yeah, ijust wanted to catch you before the party and give you this. just a little something to, you know... golf club membership? thanks, son. must have set you back a bit. it is the least i could do. if it wasn't for me, you would have been retired a long time ago. flipping heck, i don't know what robert puts on these bins but it smells ungodly. hi. look, i should be going. i'll see you later, yeah? yeah. and, hey — thanks again. see ya. let's talk about this in more detail with lorna fraser from the samaritans, she worked on the coronation street storyline and sharon mcdonnell whose brother took his own life. we will start with you, how you have
been working with the scriptwriters, a sensitive issue that needs to be highlighted? coronation street got in touch with us last year when they we re in touch with us last year when they were thinking of putting the storyline together. and very aware of the sensitivities of covering this topic and keen to get it right. to make it both realistic but also safe. so we have worked alongside them all the way through, meeting with them, meeting with the actor, shayne ward, and reviewing and re—reviewing scripts as they put them together. you have experienced this personally. your brother took his own life. this storyline is betrayed sensitively but accurately as well in terms of how it affects family and friends? i have been
reading that shayne ward has been personally affected by suicide. no one understands what this is like unless you have experienced it yourself. there is a huge responsibility to get it right. i know for a fact thousands will be watching this and if it is done well and sensitively people will have a better understanding and equally the government will understand they need to develop services to care for these vulnerable, at risk people. how has what you have been through hell to —— hatty to help people?” left school with no qualifications. it has led me down a path of educating myself. iwear two it has led me down a path of educating myself. i wear two hats. it has led me down a path of educating myself. iwear two hats. i am bereaved by suicide 27 years, but lam also am bereaved by suicide 27 years, but i am also educated and they have the skills and expertise to make a difference. —— i have the skills. as
a coincidence to coronation street, we are doing a national bereavement survey. this has given us an opportunity to talk about the survey. tell us what happened in terms of family reaction and how much you might have known about this. one of the things we are seeing in coronation street, the impact... i am from an irish background. we had a big family. my younger sister was 12. my brother never had access to mental health services. it will have a perception that people take their own lives, or these families are a certain kind of family. he was successful, he had a good job, lots of friends. similar to coronation street, no signs. it is these poor bereaved people left
filling the gaps. the only person that knows is the person that dies and that is where the problem arises. what is so important about this storyline, there are a little signs teased through the storyline in terms of over two indication there might be problems here. it is about educating people to maybe spot some of those signs? that is right. what coronation street have done really well is to do that in a su btle really well is to do that in a subtle way. because there are not a lwa ys subtle way. because there are not always signs. when we look back, watching the episodes, and aidan's story, we can see little signs like in not unpacking in his flat. he has obviously struggled with his own mental health problems. the loss of his mother as a child. going back further. all of these impact. it is important to show there are not a lwa ys important to show there are not always these signs to look out for. there are signs but it is important
to know that people do often disguised these. what is so important with these storylines as well is the after effect. the impact of this and friends and family. to ta ke of this and friends and family. to take a stark look at how people understand suicide. it is not easy to understand. the sister of the main character says, how selfish. that is a common reaction to this. that is a common reaction to this. that is a common reaction to this. that is right. that is important, what they are doing is focusing on the impact of bereavement by suicide. one of the important thing is that there is, people who become vulnerable to this, a person who may become suicidal, can often actually think they are a burden. they are a burden to their family. they would be better off without them. but actually that is never the case. actually, the aftermath of suicide, these bereaved families, leaves them
devastated for years. what really comes out in aidan's story with his loved ones is the different range of emotions that his family experience. there is anger there. there is guilt with his father. all of these things that are really quite uncomfortable emotions to talk about. they are the reality of bereavement by suicide. really important to highlight these things. sharon, i know you have been highlighting this in the study you have been carrying out. what has been the biggest surprise out of the study? you could have personal experience but everyone's reaction is different? i have worked in this field 18 years and i know it is bad but i didn't realise how bad. we have had over 4000 people completed already. the largest study internationally. one of the biggest shocks is the number of people, each person has lost. you can hear more.
more information about sharon's study can be found on the support after suicide website, at supportaftersuicide.org.uk and if you've been affected by any of the issues discussed today — you can find a range of organisations offering help and advice by visiting bbc.co.uk/actionline. here's sarah with a look at this morning's weather. we have high pressure in charge. for much of the country, a fine day. largely dry, lots of sunshine. some areas will see more cloud today, particularly towards the north and west. looking pretty warm and dry from most places with the sunshine breaking through. a weather front
approaching northern scotland. that is going to bring more cloud, patchy outbreaks of rain. high pressure holding on for the rest of the country, bringing the dry and sunny weather. you see the area of cloud and fog sitting in the irish sea. parts of wales, isle of man, to was dumfries & galloway. the irish sea coast, away from this map more sunshine is likely. temperatures 17-24. sunshine is likely. temperatures 17—24. doing well for early may. a fine evening if you have plans for a barbecue. things remaining dry overnight away from the rain in the far north of scotland, which should ease. mist and fog patches developing, temperatures low first thing monday morning, single figures. in the east, fresh start. one or two misty patches. fog and low cloud in the irish sea but probably an approved day for parts of the west of wales to watch the
isle of man. glorious for much of the country on bank holiday monday. —— towards the isle of man. temperatures 26—27. the warmest ever early may bank holiday, probably. 0 nto early may bank holiday, probably. onto tuesday, starting to see things just changing a bit. a line of cloud, spot of light rain on it. cooler conditions, 14—15 for glasgow and belfast. 26—27 down towards the south east. once the front gets out of the way, the next weather system moves in through the middle of the week. some wet and windy weather later on on wednesday, particularly out west. northern ireland's, western scotland. things staying dry and warm in england and wales. not as warm, 12—19 still. turning more
u nsettled as warm, 12—19 still. turning more unsettled from mid week onwards, thatis unsettled from mid week onwards, that is the outlook through this week. beautiful weather for the bank holiday, things turning cooler and fresher but not a write—off. rain at times towards the north—west, sunny and dry weather holding on to the south and east through much of the week ahead. many of us should see beautiful blue skies and temperatures warming up today and tomorrow. back to you both. you're watching breakfast from bbc news, it's time now for a look at the newspapers. tv and entertainmentjournalist emma bullimore is here to tell us what's caught her eye. first let's look at the front pages. we'll start with the sunday mirror, which focuses soley on sir alex ferguson, saying the football legend is fighting for his life after suffering a brain haemorrhage. the sunday times has an analysis showing how much britain's knife crime has spread from the cities to the suburbs, using recent figures
from the home office. the sun also focuses on the story dominating most of the headlines this morning, the former manchester united boss, sir alex ferguson who was rushed to hospital yesterday. our thoughts are with his family and we wish him all the best. i was shocked by this. if you freeze your eggs for medical reasons, if your eggs for medical reasons, if you are about to undergo cancer treatment, thinking about fertility, those are stored for 55 years. if you do it for social reasons, insurance policy, only ten years. no reason it will affect the integrity of the x... who is imposing this? --
integrity of the eggs. if you are 25 and thinking about this, what about 35, 38? what should i and thinking about this, what about 35,38? what should i do? and thinking about this, what about 35, 38? what should i do? people are doing it later, not as viable. if we are going to give women this option, asa are going to give women this option, as a society, why impose this perfunctory, unnecessary sell by date when eggs don't degenerate? a campaign is starting today. the human fertilisation and embryology authority regulates it. schools in crisis. a third of headteachers quit. in leadership issue? we talk a lot about how teachers are overworked, quit the profession. not so much headteachers. all of the expertise and training to get to that level. and then a third of headteachers saying, no, it is
enough. i am under resourced, i cannot offer incentives, teachers are leaving. a vicious cycle. this is an important job. are leaving. a vicious cycle. this is an importantjob. we want our kids to be supported, have provision, and it feels like a crisis. we cannot just provision, and it feels like a crisis. we cannotjust keep reporting them. i was painting a garden gates this weekend. i apologise for my dirty fingernails. scrub them. why are they quitting at the moment? overworked but also the teachers are overworked and they cannot offer any incentives to stay. that makes their lives more difficult as well. also you have picked up this story in the sunday times. further is an emotive subject on the catwalk. —— fur. times. further is an emotive subject on the catwalk. -- fur. people i know find the fur for fashion repellent. burglary as saying, we
will not use it on the catwalk. —— burberry are saying, we will not use it on the catwalk, only commercially. they are still using it? they are still using arctic fox fur in their clothes. surely there are so many alternatives. most consumers have got over the idea of further by now. it seems shocking, and otherfashion further by now. it seems shocking, and other fashion houses further by now. it seems shocking, and otherfashion houses have banned it. gucci, michael kors and dkny. a massive pollutant as well. they need to get their act together. you can get divorced online, apparently. you
can meet your partner online and later say, goodbye, online. can meet your partner online and latersay, goodbye, online. this pilot the ministry ofjustice has carried out went really well. now nationwide. the initial application to get divorced. if it is a quickie divorce, you can get it done online. they say the only winners out of the force are the lawyers. this is much cheaper? and more amicable. you get an e—mail, congratulations, your divorce is confirmed. i'm sure it is a letter. this great picture. this isjonathan. a letter. this great picture. this is jonathan. 187, a letter. this great picture. this isjonathan. 187, nearly. living in the seychelles, a charmed life. he has cataracts. too risky, the
operation to remove them. year 188, i suppose. is that old 48 orders? it is old! 187 i think is the world's old est tortures. is old! 187 i think is the world's oldest tortures. he is getting on. his mate, frederica, was brought over to the island to be a friend, maybe a girlfriend forjonathan. they found out later that frederica was a boy. it did not quite work out in tortures land. —— tortoise land. i think he is still well looked after. and adored. thank you, emma. that could have spiralled. coming up in the next half hour... after 60 days at sea, on rivers and canals — we'll hear from adventurer, sian sykes who has become the first
person to paddleboard around wales as part of a campaign to highlight the impact of plastic pollution. stay with us, headlines coming up. hello, this is breakfast with ben thompson and naga munchetty. here's a summary of this morning's main news. sir alex ferguson remains in intensive care this morning after suffering a brain haemorrhage yesterday. the former manchester united manager was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery after falling ill at his home in cheshire. david beckham and ronaldo are among a number of sporting stars to wish the 76—year—old scot a speedy recovery. the foreign secretary, boris johnson, is heading to washington where he'll try to persuade the us not to abandon the iran nuclear deal. the deal was negotiated during barack obama's presidency, but mr trump has criticised it, claiming it is flawed because it doesn't cover the development of ballistic missiles. meanwhile the french
government has criticised president trump for suggesting that the 2015 paris terror attacks could have been stopped if people had guns. in a statement, the foreign ministry called on the american president to respect the memory of the victims. mr trump made the comments in a speech to the national rifle association where he also criticised the level of knife crime in london. a teenager has been shot dead in south london. the 17—year—old boy was found with fatal wounds in southwark yesterday evening. his family have been told. police have called for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward. more homes on hawaii's big island have been destroyed as eruptions increased overnight. lava spewed into residential areas forcing more than 2000 people to evacuate. scientists forecast more eruptions and more earthquakes in the coming months, after the southeast corner of the island was rocked by a 6.9 tremor on friday, the strongest in
the area since 1975. a man has died after being stabbed in liverpool city centre early this morning. paramedics were called to hanover street at around four o'clock following reports that a 20—year—old man had received injuries. he later died later in hsoptial. the police are appealing to anyone who witnessed what happened to call 101. up to 1500 junior doctors have had job offers withdrawn, following a mistake in the recruitment process. the royal college of physicians said human error was to blame during the transfer of data from one computer to another. it led to medics who'd been scored on their suitability for posts as registrars being given the wrong marks. the college has apologised and says patient safety had not been compromised. it's emerged an aid worker on a scottish government—funded project in malawi was dismissed and reported to the police for abuse. tearfund, a christian charity, says the incident happened in 2009.
the report says a senior staff member of a partner organisation sexually abused a 16—year—old girl. the charity said it had taken swift and appropriate action to help the teenager. photographs of prince louis's first days at home, including a picture of him being cuddled by his big sister, have been released by his parents. the newest member of the royal family was photographed by the duchess of cambridge at kensington palace when he was just three days old. in addition to the image of him receiving a kiss from princess charlotte, the prince is also pictured propped up on a white cushion. a dazzling display of tulips, the largest of its kind in the uk, has created a blaze of colour on the norfolk landscape. and this is what more than 12 million of them look like. but this weekend they're set for the chop. more than 60—million tulips are grown here — but the crop is for bulbs, rather than cut flowers, to sell to supermarkets next year.
if you have a very big vase you can have those cuts. a story that has been on the front pages all day is the news we got last night that sir alex ferguson, former manager of manchester united, was admitted to hospital after suffering a brain haemorrhage. he is now in intensive ca re haemorrhage. he is now in intensive care and the reaction to this from around the world is a man who is described by many as a legend in sport and beyond. he is the most successful british manager of all—time, 13 premier league titles, two champions league titles. a mammoth in this game and resonates right right across the world. despite all the achievements and accolades he has, you can see real emotional warmth to him as well because people are very fond of him.
from my point of view, i've been speaking to people from the pr team within manchester united and they are within manchester united and they a re really within manchester united and they are really upset about this. we have had members of staff approaching the asking for updates. it is someone who has been in peoples homes their entire lives. he has had such an impact so people are rightfully worried. let's get more from our sports news correspondent outside old trafford. so many messages of support. the hashtag that is being used by many, football family. it's not just the manchester used by many, football family. it's notjust the manchester united fans. it's not. this is a man who transcends not only football, sport, but also society as a whole. here at old trafford where he really made his name, a standard is named after sir alex ferguson, a statue erected in his honour. it is a calm scene today as people come to terms with the news. but some fans are beginning to gather, i'm delighted
to bejoined by two of beginning to gather, i'm delighted to be joined by two of them. beginning to gather, i'm delighted to bejoined by two of them. you have travelled a long way to old trafford. what do you make of the news? i was so sad to hear about sir alex and the situation. he has been the boss for half of my united life andi the boss for half of my united life and i really hope that he will get well very soon. rivalries and what football is all about. you are not a manchester united fan but perhaps this shows that football can unite despite the divisions that occur on the pitch. i'm actually a liverpool fan and there are lots of rivalries. honestly, i'm not a big fan of manchester united as a whole, the players, the fans, the managers, none of them, but what sir alex ferguson has done over his tomb is amazing. 38 trophies in 26 years, one every two years, which is unheard of. he was great as a manager, apparently he is a good
person as well. you can see that through his relations with the teams he has managed. i wish him all the best and his family all the best. liverpool were one of the clubs that sir alex ferguson had actually a good relationship with. he offered her support after the hillsborough disaster. what are the thoughts of the manchester united fans in this difficult time? i think he will manage this as well and i hope we will see him soon at the sir alex ferguson stand. i will be there on sunday and i hope to see him there. but if not there, then another time. i will say at the end of the day, we all united. so all best wishes and love for alex from my and all of denmark. thank you very much for your time on what is a difficult time, but everyone is wishing the best for sir alex ferguson. he has won so many battles on the pitch during his career, now he will be
hoping to win arguably his biggest fight off the pitch. we'll have the latest on sir alex's condition and reaction throughout the morning. now, we've had plenty of action this weekend, but yesterday it was all about chelsea ladies, who won the women's fa cup for the second time. they beat their london rivals arsenal 3—1 in front of a record crowd at wembley. jo currie was watching. in women's football, the crowds are growing and stars are shining. chelsea's manager emma hayes is due to have twins soon but when your team wins the cup, it's hard to stay away. it's the fourth year running that the women's final has come to wembley. new faces at the home of football made it a record attendance. arsenal and chelsea both have superstar quality but it took until the second half to see it. the change of ends brought a change in ambition. for ramona bachmann, this was the start of a cup—winning performance. but if her first was emphatic, her second goal struck lucky. a heavy deflection put chelsea in charge. arsenal briefly made a game
of it when they pulled a goal back but fittingly, the season's standout player would decide its showpiece. fran kirby, voted best by her peers, with a strike to seal it. with her individual awards, now her team has the honours. so, it's one trophy down for chelsea, but they will be hoping to add to it later this month with their league title as well. a record crowd watched this final at wembley this afternoon and the team and the sport will be hoping that that is just the start. let's get more on the final now. former england goalkeeper rachel brown—finnis was at the match and joins us now from wembley. good morning to you. revenge for chelsea after their 2016 defeat. on the day, i think they were truly the better team. would you agree?
absolutely. i was here in 2016 and chelsea were visibly hurt by that wonderful goal that sealed the victory for arsenal. but two years on, chelsea are a different animal. the squad emma hayes has built and developed, their relationship that the front of for chelsea have his release sealed was evident yesterday. that was the difference in class between the two. those three players particularlyjust rolled the whole game. and especially in the second half, they made it count. fran kirby in particular had a great game. but she has had a fantastic season two, hasn't she? unbelievable. player of the year, she has been scoring for england. she really is now developing into one of the world's best players, which is really exciting for england. england are currently trying to qualify for the world cup, only a couple of games
left in its qualification, which will be next year in france. england are currently ranked second, hoping to wina are currently ranked second, hoping to win a trophy. arsenal briefly got back into the game with the ball but after three minutes the response from chelsea was to score again and they put their foot down and took control of the game. the whole momentum of the game was all in chelsea's hands. congratulations to emma hayes and the whole chelsea team. just looking at it at home, a record crowd at wembley. it really does feel like the momentum of the women's game is gathering pace, especially when you consider some of the players are so young and some of those watching so young as well. the future is definitely bred for the women's game. it was fabulous to see the crowd, see what the demographic of the crowd was. there were mums and dads and their children, there we re and dads and their children, there were football fans, they were just
basically across the whole demographic of what you now call the modern—day football fan. but to see so many excited young faces especially, we now know as female footballers and female athletes especially across different team sports, we are inspiring the next generation of sport of young female sports people and that is something i think young female sportspeople have never has before. but the visibility of women's sport in general is growing and growing and as you said, a record crowd at wembley yesterday. there couldn't have been a more dramatic and wonderful nearly end to the season. chelsea are not quite finished, they are still on for the title for the wsl. we are talking very much about the football family, lots of people sending messages of support to sir alex ferguson. i imagine you're among those voices. what he has done
for the game, like you said, it doesn't matter whether you are a manchester united fan or a direct rival, you can't think anything beyond him being a legend of the game. everyone certainly of my age and generations previously have grown up and generations previously have grown up knowing nothing other than success for manchester united and thatis success for manchester united and that is directly dentist alex ferguson. so absolutely, when such a legend and stalwart of the game and ever present for so many years, certainly the whole of my life, is in sucha certainly the whole of my life, is in such a sum just time, then you can't feel anything but a heavy heart. that's —— it's a modulus time. you can't wish anything but to get back at old trafford for next season. for the moment, thank you. meanwhile, it was a day of twists and turns in the battle to stay in the premier league. yesterday ending in heartbreak
for stoke city whose ten year stay in the premier league ended following defeat to crystal palace yesterday afternoon. west bromwich albion survived the drop — for now, anyway — after they beat tottenham — and fellow strugglers southampton drew at everton. adam wild rounds up the action. after a decade amongst football's elite, stoke city's stay in the premier league is finally over. defeat to crystal palace the final blow. reality hitting home in north staffordshire. we have to bounce back up, the club has to bounce back up. it's too big, the support is too big. and as i say, we really really good place infrastructure wise, it can do that, so everybody says it's over and everything and this football club has to bounce back.
even with the odds against them, the day had started with just a little hope. win at all costs, now or never. stoke's equation could not be clearer. only a win would do and when shaqiri put them ahead, well, feelings were very different. but as so often this season, everything fell apart. first an equaliser, and then the moment everyone knew the game was over. and the trapdoor is firmly staring stoke in the face. for west bromwich, the situation was even more perilous. seconds away from a draw against spurs that would have west brcn'nwiciﬁriinavtfhtszle.f and they can barely believe it. but whilst they celebrated, they knew their future was still not in their hands. a win for fellow strugglers swansea would have relegated west bromwich anyway. but a single goal from bournemouth was enough. and so, attention turned to goodison park. southampton fans in fine voice. victory against everton would have sent west bromwich down. and they would have been fearing the worst when nathan redmond put the saints in front.
but a day of extraordinary drama came down to the very final kick. i don't believe it! west brom, incredibly, saved twice in the same day. the fight to stay in the premier league goes on. in the scottish premiership, aberdeen held on to second place after a 0—0 draw with hibs. while dundee's place in the top flight is all but safe for next season — they beat hamilton accies1—0. kevin holt with the goal there. there were also wins for stjohnstone and rangers. tony bellew beat david haye again in their rematch last night. the former cruiserweight world champion twice knocked down the former heavyweight world champion before the referee stopped the fight in the fifth round. bellew, who was again the underdog with the bookmakers, looked close to tears as he celebrated his victory — while haye's future in the sport will now be in doubt after conceding he would have to retire if he suffered another defeat. my first words to him when he hugged
me, i was just a bit emotional. i was on my knees on the canvas and he came over to me and he said, brother, you've done me. everything was right and you just beat me. and i said to him, please stop. please stop. this is a very unforgiving sport. it is a young man's game. it is a young man's game for a fighter with the attributes that david haye relies on. the premiership rugby union play off semi finals have been confirmed. regular season leaders exeter take on newcastle, while second place saracens will play wasps. wasps secured third place as they ran in six tries to earn a bonus—point victory over newcastle at kingston park yesterday. elsewhere, leicester beat sale to qualify for the champions cup. munster beat edinburgh 20 points to 16 to set up an away pro 14 semifinal against irish rivals leinster. scarlets stayed on course to defend their title by thrashing cheetahs 43 points
to 8 in their play—off quarterfinal in clanethlli. they'll play glasgow away in their pro 14 semifinal. mark williams will face john higgins in the final of snooker‘s world championship. williams beat barry hawkins late last night in sheffield. it finished 17—15 to the welshman, who will be going for a third world title. he faces four—time championjohn higgins after he beat kyren wilson. all the action across the bbc from two o'clock this afernoon. you don't have to miss it if you're going outside, bring your mobile phone, it is one the app as well. we were debating the best way to watch, drag your telly to the window, the radio. the warm and sunny weather looks set to continue for the rest of the bank holiday weekend. this is outside our studio in
salford quays. and this is how central london is looking this morning. nice to see you set the trees. not so much a blue sky, some hayes. we have got in touch by a man on the isle of rothesay, who says it is windy and looks damp. not everybody likes it when it's hot, i'm aware. i'm sorry that you're not getting the weather yet there but i'm sure it will come. we have got some cloud around some close, some fold as well, but it should then and break up through the day. certainly a promising day for the bulk of the country. high
pressure bringing some sunshine. blue skies on this scene and if you do like it hot, we have got some warm weather through the cards today and tomorrow. things are really warming up, lots of sunshine for most parts of the country with high pressure in charge. we have a weather front, a bit pressure in charge. we have a weatherfront, a bit of pressure in charge. we have a weather front, a bit of a troublemaker moving into the night. and, bringing more cloud and the few outbreaks of rain to parts of northern and north—western scotland. also cloud and murk through the irish sea that is still there, lapping onshore for the likes of anglesey, the isle of man. ottaway from these irish sequels, lots of blue skies and a gentle southerly breeze lifting temperatures to about 18-25. a breeze lifting temperatures to about 18—25. a fine into the day. it is looking sunny into the evening. still the rain for some time across the north—west of scotland but it will ease and some clear skies overnight. but a chilly night ahead.
pretty warm by day but temperatures dropping pretty quickly overnight. they have mid single figures towards the east. a fresh start here to your bank holiday monday. but it is shaping up to be another sunny day for many of us. some irish sequels seeing a bit of fog but left likes stands up and be seen over recent days. —— less expensive. we lose the show is from the north—west of scotland. call for north—east scotla nd scotland. call for north—east scotland and north—east england but further south, 27 celsius likely. the warmest ever early may bank holiday. justine is still sunny for many central and eastern parts. a front moving on from the west, cloud with a couple of sharon, introducing cooler conditions. 15 for belfast, still 26 and 27 per parts of the 70s eyewea r. still 26 and 27 per parts of the 70s eyewear. midweek things will change. we will lose the warmer weather. cooler, low—pressure starting to move on from the west. that will
bring wind and rain to northern ireland and to the west of scotland but for the bulk of the country another fine day. temperatures will not be quite as warm as they are just now but still 12—19, so doing pretty well for this time of year. a touch cold midweek, but for the next few days we should see blue skies and sunshine too. it has been absolutely glorious foremost. you enjoy that sunshine. thanks very much. shake down your beach towels, apply sun cream and look out your shades — i'm tempting fate here but it feels like summer might just have finally arrived. in a moment, with what could be the hottest early may bank holiday ever, we'll ask why the sunshine gives us a sunnier disposition — but first, let's see how you've made the best of the good weather. all these people enjoying
themselves, not having to wear coats or feel cold. it's wonderful. it just makes everyone happy. are you happy? it's amazing. ithink just makes everyone happy. are you happy? it's amazing. i think we have definitely needed a bit of sunshine. we've had such not very nice weather, so now the sun is out eve ryo ne weather, so now the sun is out everyone is out. it is a time when people can be happy and have fun. everyone is out. it is a time when people can be happy and have funm makes you fall in love with the city again. because we were a bit depressed with the weather.m again. because we were a bit depressed with the weather. it makes me happy, but why? emma kenny is a psychological therapist and she joins us now. all of a sudden you see the sun and
your shoulders go back, and you think yes. only genuine physiological level, the way it affects our melatonin which makes us sleepy and serotonin which make us happy. nostalgia, we all remember what it was like to find sunny weather in the school playground. generally, elevated mood and everybody. if you walk around and everybody. if you walk around and everybody is happy, it is like a group mentality. people were nicer, lighter clothes, making us feel more flirty. these are all really be embedded and science. flirty is the thing i am picking up on. why would we become more fleshy? because we get to see more skin. it is also to do with the fact that serotonin, the happy chemical hormone in our brain, when that is secreted it also affects certain areas of bodies that correlate with that sort of activity. statistics say that one of
hottest day of the year, we can try back and see that's where people began to procreate, shall we say, some nine months down the line we have a whole host of what would have been some babies. and also, we smile more, which is more attractive in itself. that's a really good point. when you look at research on smiling, the brain itself doesn't even need to know that it's a real smile. you feel better automatically, it releases chemicals in our brain. it is also extension only —— extensively catching. we will smile back at each other. i walked down the street on the bbc and saw how many people would smile back. about 85%. it affects our skin production, the way you feel the breeze is hitting you and you feel with nature, and get your outside. there are of with on the web that says, go outside 20 minutes a day,
it will be enough. if you live on the equator, that's right. in the uk, you have to be there for 1.5—2 hours to get that can experience. can we put the health warning at now? lots of skin care, use the highest factor you can and we apply it. particularly with children. kids are out there wearing nothing and nature of the uncovered. but if you can get us in this one, it's really important to get light on your skin. has there been any studies about productivity levels? because one of the things about good weather is we don't really want to be on site. the thing about productivity is that obviously elevated mood makes us better and happier, therefore we will be more productive with our work. but six days ago through the roof, i bet, because it is so rare in the uk to get this weather. —— sick days. i think we would rather
be in the garden with the children. i went out and had a barbecue yesterday. it will be used twice this year. and we've already spoken about her garden centres will see more. . . about her garden centres will see more... through the roof. thank you very much. perhaps you can use the sunshine to help cole plastic pollution. maybe you'd hand out leaflets, write to your mp or perhaps paddleboard around wales? that's what one adventurer from anglesey has done to highlight the issue. sian sykes spent 60 days at sea, on rivers and canals. our reporter, matthew richards met her at the end of her epic voyage. after two months and more than 1000 kilometres, sian sykes is back where she started on the banks of the river dee. since march, she's been paddling her way down the english border, through the bristol channel and right around the welsh coast to end up back on deeside. hello, holyhead coastguard, this is sykes up.
i'm very well, i'm off the water. i'm finished! now that sian sykes has crossed the finish line on her epic and arduousjourney, she can reflect on her main aim, to see for herself the parts of coastline waterways blighted by the bits of plastic and packaging that many of us throw away. from one end of the country to the other there's been plenty of spectacular scenery to enjoy, and sian has been doing her best to keep it that way by picking up any litter she finds. polystyrene and drinks bottles being the most prevalent flotsam prevalent flotsa m a nd jetsa m, but she has made many new friends on herjourney to have been inspired to do their bit to prevent waste. the people have been so kind along the way. the generosity has been absolutely fantastic. and a lot of people feel inspired about what i'm doing and they are all making a pledge to give up single use plastic, which was my mission on this trip. and we've done beach cleans and my whole expedition has been
single use plastic free. so if i can do it for two months there is no excuses for other people either. there was relief, too, four sian's parents, who have been following her progress and were there to welcome her back on dry land. i think it has given people an insight into what can be done if you put your mind to it, from being a city girl to a water baby, as i say, and walk on water. while sian was away, the uk government announced plans for a deposit scheme for plastic bottles and cans in england to encourage recycling. the welsh government says it is considering doing the same here. sian is hoping it won't be long before it also gets on board. that was matthew richards reporting from connahs quay in wales. that's all from me for today — ben will be back with louise tomorrow from 6am. our thoughts are with sir alex ferguson this morning, who has been admitted to hospital after suffering admitted to hospital after suffering a brain haemorrhage. we wish him and his family this period, and the
speediest of recoveries. enjoy the rest of the bank holiday weekend. goodbye. this is bbc news. the headlines at nine. sir alex ferguson is in intensive care after emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage. messages of support from the game's big names — including david beckham, signed by sir alex at 16, who tweets: "keep fighting, boss", and everton manager sam allardyce. i hope he is in good hands and the operation is a major success. he is a personalfriend. i hope he has a full recovery. more than 1000 doctors have job offers withdrawn because of a clerical blunder. borisjohnson flies to washington, trying to persuade the white house not to pull out of the nuclear deal with iran. i'm shaun ley and in the next hour — a baby prince at home. kensington palace release new family photos of prince louis —