this is bbc news. the headlines: divisions in the conservative party after the business secretary insists the idea of a "customers partnership" with the eu is still on the table. messages of support for the former manchester united boss sir alex ferguson, as he recovers from a brain haemorrhage. a 17—year—old boy is shot dead in south london. his mother appeals for an end to the violence in the capital this year. make my son will be the last and be an example to everyone. just let it stop. and that story features in a number of tomorrow's newspapers, including the daily express — which calls it a bloodbath on our streets. we'll be reviewing all the papers in half an hour. good evening and welcome to bbc news.
divisions within the conservative party have resurfaced, over the uk's future trading relationship the eu after brexit. the business secretary, greg clark, has suggested thousands ofjobs could be lost, if britain failed to retain close customs arrangements with brussels. today he confirmed a so called "customs partnership," was still being considered. but the proposal is fiercely opposed by leading brexiteers, who say it effectively means the uk will remain in the european union. our political correspondent, alex forsyth reports. when the big beasts of government gathered last week they couldn't agree on a post—brexit trade plan, several oppose the prime minister's preferred option, leading some brexiteers to think they killed it off. not so, said the business secretary today. he came out arguing for a close customs deal with the
eu, saying thousands ofjobs depended on it. you need to have in mind the futurejobs depended on it. you need to have in mind the future jobs but also the very important jobs of mind the future jobs but also the very importantjobs of people today. and perhaps stoking tensions with rates of backing tories further, he said arrangements could take longer than planned. whichever option is chosen, it will take some time to have them put in place and available. so what are the choices? one option, a customs partnership, would mean on bihar bob russell is the uk kalex tariffs on goods coming into britain that are destined for the eu -- into britain that are destined for the eu —— collect. the second, a highly streamlined arrangement would aim to minimise checks on trade at the irish border using technology and other schemes. that is what brexiteers favour, claiming those who think it won't work i just scaremongering. this project has been so thoroughly discredited you would think it will come to an end by now. we trade successfully all over the world. the delays on goods
coming into southampton are timely. we will have control of goods coming into this country. that prompted tough talk from fellow tories. i'm sorry, i don't think these are ideologues. i don't think they represent the best interests of british business and therefore our economy and our country. theresa may needs to sort them out and see them. the problem for the prime minister is that whichever way she turns she is that whichever way she turns she is likely to work for somebody. number 10 has officials working on the options —— upset tummy. there are deep divisions within her party. meanwhile, labour is convinced it can pile on the pressure by getting support for its plan. quite a lot of the conservatives will follow us in this. we remain in the customs union in the transition period. we want to negotiate a customs union and that will sort a northern ireland water problem, which i think is intractable. when in addition we will get it tariff free trade we want. overcoming barriers here is
one thing. then the prime minister must convince brussels of her plan. ata must convince brussels of her plan. at a crucial meeting of eu leaders injune, the at a crucial meeting of eu leaders in june, the clock at a crucial meeting of eu leaders injune, the clock is ticking. alex forsyth, bbc news, westminster. some of the biggest names in football, have been sending messages of support to sir alex ferguson. the former manchester united manager, is recovering in intensive care, after suffering a brain haemorrhage. he underwent emergency surgery yesterday. our sports correspondent david ornstein has the latest. last seen in public looking fit and well a week ago, news of sir alex ferguson's illness has rocked the world of football and beyond. among the many messages of support, david beckham said "keep fighting boss. sending prayers and love to cathy and the whole family." while another ex—manchester united star cristiano ronaldo wrote, "my thoughts and prayers are with you, my dear friend. be strong, boss." everyone at match of the day sends our best wishes to sir alex ferguson. the flood of good wishes unrelenting. and i would like to wish my fellow manager ferguson well and very quickly.
he's the most iconic figure within football, certainly in the last 30 years. if then you add that to the fact he's such an important role model for so many people around the world, he's captured the world and he's a national institution really. he was yesterday admitted to salford royal hospital. the 76—year—old had emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage. the procedure is said to have gone very well, but a period of intensive care will follow. when he starts to regain consciousness his neurological state will be assessed repeatedly, and he will be only transitioned to an area of care which requires less support when he's starting to regain his independence and he's stable. at old trafford, supporters spoke of their admiration for sir alex. he's a legend, and he has been for the whole club. even though he isn't running the club now, i think a lot of people
will feel this. i'm a leeds supporter, but obviously i respect sir alex and what he's done for football. greatest football manager of all time. well, this is where sir alex ferguson is revered the most. a stand is named after him, and there's a statue in his honour. his status is legendary. he led manchester united to an incredible 38 trophies in 26 years, an all time great of the game at home an abroad, reknowned for his tenacity and fighting spirit, but now sir alex ferguson faces perhaps his biggest challenge of all. david ornstein, bbc news, old trafford. the mother of a 17—year—old, shot dead in south london, has being paying tribute to him, and called for an end to the recent violence in the city. raheem ainsworth barton was attacked in southwark yesterday evening. his mother, pretana morgan, said he wasn't in a gang and that she "couldn't have asked for a better son". there are more than 60 murders the police are investigating
in london so far this year. here's charlotte gallagher. 17—year—old rhyhiem ainsworth barton, performing in a rap video. another young victim of violent crime in london. his family say he was with his friends, playing football in the sun, when he was shot dead just minutes from his home. people living here say there was a chase involving a car and moped around the residentials streets before the murder. one woman narrowly avoided being shot. the bullet went through her window instead. we just came out of our house, and our house was a crime scene, and it was like, "what the hell?" and where that window is boarded up, there, that's where a gunshot went in, you think? yeah, yeah, you could see the hole. they said that the bullet‘s embedded in the wall. the police officer leading the investigation says this type
of violent crime will not be tolerated. it's a fast—paced, early investigation, we are addressing those issues as quickly as possible. the homicide team of the best in the uk, if not the world, and they are doing all they can to make sure we arrest the suspect as quickly as possible. rhyhiem's death is the latest in a spate of violent crime in the capital. with police investigating more than 60 murders so far this year, many are believed to be gang—related. and less than 2a hours after rhyhiem's murder, another shooting. this time, two boys, aged 12 and 15, were shot in harrow in north—west london. they're both being treated in hospital. back in southwark, tributes are being paid. rhyhiem's family say he was a good boy who aspired to work with children. even though she's grieving, his mother wanted to make a plea for the violence to stop. make my son be the last and be a example to everyone.
just let it stop! a family grief stricken, a community in shock, as violent crime in london shows no sign of slowing down. charlotte gallagher, bbc news. a 20—year—old man has died after being stabbed in liverpool city centre. police and paramedics were called to the hanover street area, at around 4:00am this morning. merseyside police are appealing for witnesses. the iranian president, hassan rouhani, has warned the united states that it would regret pulling out of the international nuclear deal. the foreign secretary, borisjohnson, is visiting america, to try to persuade the white house to remain part of the agreement. our north america correspondent chris buckler is in washington. how tough a message is this going to be for how tough a message is this going to be foer how tough a message is this going to be for mrjohnson to deliver?” think truthfully it will be a
similar message to the one taken to the white house by the french president, emmanuel macron, and the one taken by the german chancellor angela merkel. this is really a last ditch attempt by the british, french, and german officials, who really wa nt french, and german officials, who really want to see this deal remain in place and they are determined to try to get the attention of donald trump. it is white we have an article just published by the new york times, and opinion piece written by borisjohnson himself, and which he talks at length about how he believes this is a good deal. it compares it with handcuffs and says the only person who would benefit, the only country that would benefit, the only country that would benefit from releasing those ha ndcuffs benefit from releasing those handcuffs and changing the terms of the deal would be iran, because it would lift the restrictions on their nuclear programme. as a result, you have a couple of days in which the white house has to decide, it insists no final decision has been taken. president trump has been very clear on many occasions that he feels this is a bad deal, that the
restrictions are not harsh enough, that it restrictions are not harsh enough, thatitis restrictions are not harsh enough, that it is far too lenient, and he is threatening to reimpose sanctions, the easing of which was a key pa rt sanctions, the easing of which was a key part of this international accord, unless there is some change from iran. earlier in the week we had the israeli is a saying that they had managed to get evidence from inside iran that pointed to a development of a nuclear programme. and you also had mike pompeo, the new secretary of state in the trump administration backing up a lot of what the israelis said. what is important to remember about those revelations made by israel, they we re revelations made by israel, they were specifically about 15 years ago, from 2003, and what boris johnson says in his article and what the other countries, like france and germany have been at pains to say, is that you have to look at the present and how well, in their view, this deal has been working. they are all very clear that this isn't a perfect agreement, that there are
flaws with it, and things could be improved, i think that is what you are going to see from borisjohnson when he goes to the white house. he is going to say very clearly that we wa nt to is going to say very clearly that we want to try and improve it. it seems like the british comedy french, and indeed the germans have worked on some proposals to try and make this a slightly more tight agreement. of course, there remained his angry words between iran and america. mr johnson has one other problem, that is currently he is not scheduled to meet the president himself, he is due to meet the vice president mike pence and a series of senior white house officials, but it is donald trump's mighty needs to change. perhaps that is why we have seen this article written for the new york times and white borisjohnson will appear on fox and friends tomorrow, a cable news showed that appears in the morning and which donald trump regularly watches and tweets about. it may be the best opportunity for boris johnson to speak to the president. chris butler in washington. spain's high court has confirmed that one of britain's most wanted fugitives, jamie acourt,
has accepted his extradition back to the uk. he's wanted on suspicion of drugs offences. he was one of the original suspects, in the murder of the black teenager, stephen lawrence, and has always denied any involvement in the killing. afghan interpreters who worked with british troops fighting the taliban, are appealing to the government for help to bring theirfamilies to the uk to join them. on friday the home secretary, sajid javid, said former translators, who were given permits to live in britain for five years, wouldn't have to pay for the right to stay longer. but many are still waiting to be reunited with their wives and children. our home affairs correspondent leila nathoo has more. abdul is now bringing up his eldest son alone. it's been more than two years since he came to the uk from afghanistan, where he worked as an interpreter with the british army, but he says it was too expensive for him to bring the rest of his family with him at the same time, and now he and his son are suffering without them. they told me you can take your family later, but when i come here, and then i found out,
i mean it was so tough. when i see my son he was struggling, he was distressed. he told one of his class fellows that he is going to harm himself that has been welcomed by mohammed, who chairs a group representing afg ha n interpreters like him in britain. he says he and his former colleagues have long felt ignored. when we came over here
nobody even welcomed us, "we welcome you, you are representative from the army, you have done a lot, you know, back in afghanistan, we would like to thank you." nobody was there. so we felt kind of alone in here, in the middle of a new country, new culture. mohammed was one of the lucky ones who managed to travel to the uk with his wife. his daughter was born here. he now wants to see more families reunited. sajid javid has promised a fair and humane immigration system. one of his first acts after taking charge was to waive the fees for afghan interpreters wanting to live in the uk permanently. the government says it will look at trying to make it easier for their families to join them. leila nathoo, bbc news, the home office. the headlines on bbc news: divisions in the conservative party as business secretary, greg clark, insists the idea of a "customers partnership" with the eu is still an option.
some of football's biggest names show their support for sir alex ferguson, who's recovering from a brain haemorrhage. the mother of a 17—year—old boy shot dead in south london appeals for an end to the violence in the capital. sport now and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's hugh. good even these are the chester city have celebrated the premier league title in front of their home fans at the etihad stadium. the trophy held aloft by their captain vincent kompany. aloft by their captain vincent kompa ny. it is aloft by their captain vincent kompany. it is their third title in seven kompany. it is their third title in seve n yea rs kompany. it is their third title in seven years and their first and that body or. it is to make trophies for them this season after their league cup win in february. —— two. chelsea closed the gap on liverpool in the
race for a champions league place, a 1-0 race for a champions league place, a 1—0 lead at stamford bridge thanks to olivier giroud's only goal of the game. we must he pleased because i think that we played a really good game. we needed the great commitment of the players to follow a plan and then we must believe it, to get three points, it would be easy but we must do this. —— want a.” three points, it would be easy but we must do this. -- want a. i hate the result but i am pretty much fine with the performance of. i am the one who knows really exactly what the boys invested so far and sol can't be disappointed because we tried everything today, we will fight again, the good thing is that now we have one week to prepare the next game which is very important in the moment and i am really happy about that and then we play our
final. there was an emotional day and a piece of history for those who went to the emirates stadium today as arsene wenger led his team for the final home game in charge after nearly 22 years at the helm. he oversaw arsenal's move from their former home into the emirates stadium study he was given a brilliant sendoff by the fans and the players, with arsenal beating burnley 5—0. the players, with arsenal beating burnley 5-0. it is impossible, and the less you are a complete robot, not to be emotional. 22 years of total commitment and it finishes on a day like that and although i would like to thank everybody, people have been great and the support of the team i had the luxury to do myjob for 22 years at the same club, sol can only say thank you, i am grateful for that and i hope, as i
said, i grateful for that and i hope, as i said, lam a grateful for that and i hope, as i said, i am a fan above all and i will remaina said, i am a fan above all and i will remain a fan. cardiff city will be visiting —— visiting the emirates stadium next season, celibate bricking promotion to the premier league after a draw with redding saw them cling to the second automatic promotions spot. fulham lost at birmingham and means they miss out ona birmingham and means they miss out on a top—flight so now. they will go into the play—offs, facing derby and aston villa will face middlesbrough on the other semi—final and at the bottom bolton scored two late goals to beat nottingham forest, moving out of the relegation. bensley and ba rnsley out of the relegation. bensley and barnsley drop down to legal and the. mark williams has a healthy lead after the second session of the world snooker championship final. he won the final three frames of the session to take a 10—7 lead over
john higgins. it isn't over yet, though. last year, higgins held the same league going into the second day of the final however mark selby fought back to win18— 15, the best of 35. it resumes light on bbc two tomorrow at 2pm in the arson and. —— afternoon. johanna cotter is through to the next round at the madrid open. simona halep and caroline wozniacki are also through. elsewhere, kyle edmund and cameron murray won theirfirst elsewhere, kyle edmund and cameron murray won their first atp tour doubles title in portugal. or the rest of the details available on the bbc sport website. that is all the sport for now. health problems related to the way we live — ourdiets, drinking, smoking and lack of exercise, are costing the nhs in england around 12 billion pounds a year. the people of one community,
in the former fishing town of fleetwood in lancashire, have a life expectancy significantly lower than the average for england, and they‘ re determined to change things. our health correspondent dominic hughes has the latest on their progress. fighting for their future. getting the children of fleetwood active. teaching them lessons for life. at school, learning about nutrition, diet and calories. for older men a chance for exercise and much—needed social contact. they're all part of the healthier fleetwood initiative, an attempt to turn around decades of ill health in this former fishing town, that we've been following for the last 18 months. i'm not going to do something miraculously better, just getting out once a week and start to look forward to the future instead of dreading it. we first metjonathan in 2016.
plagued by a range of physical and mental health problems, he had modest hopes for how healthier fleetwood might help him. but his experience shows the scale of the challenge. everyone was so enthusiastic for it to get up and going straightaway, and then the reality came in, of it actually it's going to take quite a bit of time this, and i don't know whether ijust got bored or whether it was the mental state at the time, the day comes and goes, and i'm still sat in here smoking cigarettes and watching television. fleetwood is a town where people are dying younger. diseases linked to lifestyle, smoking, drinking, diet and addiction are claiming lives, so the plan was to change an entire culture, encouraging people to take control of their health. this could take decades to completely change the culture. the big push came from the local gp, but he now admits the task is greater than he first imagined. i was really naive, and simply thought, well, really all we need to do is connect this community back together again,
the community's drifted apart over the last decade or two. it's been slow progress, but progress has certainly been made. and over the last year—and—a—half, we have seen some signs of positive change. walking football has helped derek tackle the depression and anxiety that left him feeling desperately alone. i've changed, particularly with my own life. i'm talking to my wife again now, where it was just blank, and i've took up cooking and stuff in the kitchen, and i do everything. where before i wasjust... virtually dead walking. the success or failure of what they are trying in fleetwood matters because so many other towns
and communities right across the uk face similar problems, and the danger is the nhs itself could be overwhelmed by illnesses associated with our lifestyle — what we eat, what we drink, how much exercise we get and there are lessons here for the wider health service. it will be a long process, but this could be the best chance to improve the health prospects for the next generation in this town. dominic hughes, bbc news, fleetwood. it's been a glorious day on the weather front, with more sunshine to come tomorrow. retailers are hoping shoppers will be tempted, after the washout that was the easter bank holiday weekend. 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. we've just moved back from living abroad for 20 years. we've got a garden that needs reinvigorating and some new plants. this is an opportunity, on a day like this, you're outside, but you're also doing something.
and what will they be buying? why, busy lizzie plants, of course. they're back this weekend, and expected to fly off the shelves. retailers certainly need a good weekend, after a quarter in which a slew of high—profile shops and restaurants shut some stores or closed down entirely. i don't think one long bank holiday weekend of nice weather is going to make up for all of the problems that have taken place in the retail sector. it will go some way, and it will be a good weekend. but it's not going to change the structural changes that are going on, and a bad easter — and it was a particularly 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. they won't be repeated any time soon. with the weather considerably drier and warmer than it was on the last bank holiday
weekend in easter, retailers will certainly be hoping to make hay while the sunshines. even if that means selling products that as consumers might not ordinarily consider. joe lynam, bbc news. stav danaos has the weather. and the cracking day across most of the uk. 26 central tour celsius in north london. lots of weatherwise pictures of unbroken blue skies. not sunny everywhere, part of the north—west of scotland saw thick cloud and outbreaks of rain. is all courtesy of this weather front which will continue to brush past the north—west of the country as we had through the night and even first in bank holiday monday morning. some low cloud and some missed again through the night but for most places is going to be another dry and clear one. temperatures falling into mid single figures across eastern parts of england, a little
bit of missed, most towns and cities no lower than nine celsius. monday off on no lower than nine celsius. monday offona no lower than nine celsius. monday off on a dry, bright note as temperatures rising pretty quickly as we come very warm temperatures rising pretty quickly as we come very warm across england and wales through the afternoon. more clout across the north—west of scotland, maybe a little bit of work aloud and miss the best —— low cloud and missed. as we head on into tuesday with start to see this area of low pressure sending its weather front out across the uk, so it needs temperatures will start to fall across northern and western areas in particular. the weather front also producing outbreaks of rain, then scotland, maybe into north—west england and west and wales. for the eastern side of england, another sunny and very warm day. 2627. the cool at you see associated with this next area of low pressure will continue to make inroads across the
country and this will have more to it, more energy and it will bring outbreaks of heavy rain to northern ireland and then into western parts of britain as it day wears through on wednesday. again, across the east and the south—east, you could hold on to some fairly warm weather again. temperatures around 20 degrees with the best of the sunshine. as this week continues, it will start to cool down from the west. some rain at times, the best of any sunshine across the south. frost this is bbc news, our latest headlines: divisions in the conservative party after business secretary, greg clark, insists the idea of a "customers partnership" with the eu is still on the table.
messages of support for the former manchester united boss, sir alex ferguson, as he recovers from a brain haemorrhage. and the mother of a 17—year—old boy shot dead in south london appeals for an end to the violence in the capital. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the parliamentary journalist, tony grew, and the entertainment journalist, caroline frost. tomorrow's front pages, starting with: the financial times says the prime minister will risk the wrath of tory eurosceptics by pressing ahead with the customs plan. the times says brussels is preparing a tough line on brexit, fearing a future labour government lead byjeremy corbyn. grandparents could be given the legal right