this is bbc news. i'm vicki young. the headlines. vladimir putin is sworn in for a fourth term as president of russia , promising to improve the lives of the russian people. translation: we are open to dialogue along with our partners, we stand for equal partnership with every state in the interests of peace and stability on the planet. the metropolitan police investigate four shootings in just 2a hours in london — which left one teenager dead and 3 others injured. president trump is warned by borisjohnson, that pulling out of the iran nuclear deal could lead to a middle east arms race. record breaking weather for a bank holiday in may — as temperatures reach 24.2 degrees in east sussex the hottest for a0 years. beach—goers are enjoying the sunshine and blue skies. also: the rising cost of vanilla
sending a chill down the spine of ice—cream makers. a worldwide crop shortage means the extract is now more expensive than silver. and a holocaust survivor who was a child in the belsen concentration camp talks to witness. that's in half an hour , here on bbc news. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. in the past hour, vladimir putin has been sworn in for a fourth term as russian president, at a ceremony in moscow. the lavish inauguration ceremony was held inside the grand kremlin palace before an invited audience. mr putin has been in power,
as president or prime minister, for the past 18 years. in the latest vote in march, he won an overwhelming victory after the main opposition leader was barred from standing. more than a thousand people were arrested during demonstrations against his leadership at the weekend. after being sworn in, he pledged to create a "country of possibilities" for all russians. translation: russia should be contemporary, up—to—date and dynamic. it should face challenges of the time to increase its leadership in areas where we are traditionally strong. i am confident that working painstakingly, we will reach better results. the way ahead is never simple. it is always a complex surge. the challenges we face and the decisions we have to take without any exaggerations are historical. they will determine the fate of russia for decades ahead. we are facing intense work that
will require participation of the entire russian society. from every single one of us. all the responsible political and civil forces. united by care of russia. we need breakthroughs in every sphere of life. i am convinced that this breakthrough can be provided only by the free society. which is open to everything new and advanced. and rejects conservatism and bureaucracy. everything that tightens people, inhibits them from opening up and realising their talents and inhibits striving for the future for the entire country. president putin also promised to make things better for ordinary russians. and opulent ceremony. it
is interesting that he was seen live on tv. she was standing up from his chairand on tv. she was standing up from his chair and putting on his jacket and making his way to that ceremony. it was one of the kremlin holes. it was a huge invited of audience. after he swore his oars, they heard that he had pledged to improve life for all russians. she talked very much about the economy and he talked about russians and their prosperity. she pledged that his fourth term would be used to improve their lives generally. there was very little talk about relations with the outside world. however there was mention for the need for russia to remaina mention for the need for russia to remain a great country. president putin talked about defence and said
it was very important. he said he would pay close attention to those issues. he said he was open to dialogue, presumably hinting at the relationship with the west. which has become very, to get it. the focus was on pledging prosperity to the people of russia. they have heard this before and life has got more difficult, the economy has taken a downturn, so the question is how easy will it be for president putin to carry through on those pledges after the ceremonies are over. the metropolitan police are continuing to investigate four separate shootings in london over the weekend. a seventeen—year—old boy has died, and three other people are in hospital, although their injuries are not considered to be life threatening. simon clemison reports. to try to tackle violent crime, police had already drafted in more officers this weekend. 0vernight, they were out again.
but in a battle against numbers, they had four more shootings in 2a hours. rhyhiem ainsworth barton died of his injuries. my son was a very handsome boy. he's gone. the 17—year—old was said to be playing football near his home in south—east london. he's the 15th teenager to lose their life since christmas. in north london, two shootings, two boys a short distance from each other. they survived, they're 13 and 15. police are investigating whether there's any link. their injuries are not said to be life—threatening. in yet another incident, police were flagged down here in south—east london where a man in his 20s had been wounded. the focus this weekend has been on violence with guns but more than half the deaths in the capital so far this year have been from stabbings. what's driving this spike is not clear either, which makes finding a solution tough. simon cleminson, bbc news, lewisham. the met office has confirmed
today is the hottest may day bank holiday after temperatures reached 2a.2 degree celsius in east sussex. and it could get even hotter — with forecasters predicting that temperatures could reach 28 degrees in some parts later in the day. in a moment we'll speak to our correspondent kathryn stanczyszyn in london's regents park — but first let's speak to claire woodling who's in bigbury—on—sea on the south devon coast. this long sandy beach has a very strong gravitational pull as you can imagine. lots of families here. it is idealfor them, notjust because of the sunshine, but also because there are calm seas. very good for beginners enjoying what sports. we have just had high tide. beginners enjoying what sports. we havejust had high tide. you can see the ailing behind me. the spit which
separates the two, the tide is just on its way out, that it had been divided by the sea completely. i am joined by a lifeguard. what special preparations had he put on? we will always look at the forecast. if we have big waves, we will have extra lifeguards. because it is calm, we only have two lifeguards supported bya only have two lifeguards supported by a rest rescue boat behind me. we have a programme where we go into schools and we speak to schoolchildren locally and we put out our safety messages. so that they know in advance what to do. we also tell the parents about uv radiation and things. all those youngsters, it will be busy.
radiation and things. all those youngsters, it will be busym certainly well. in the summer months, we can have several thousand. usually be increased the lifeguards at that time. can you remember a bank holiday as hot as this? i've heard it will be the hottest since 1978. thank you. very hottest since 1978. thank you. very hot temperatures here today. certainly in the early 20s and expecting to rise. thank you. we know in regents park in london. still looks nice there despite there being no see. it is stunning this morning. the thermometers are already hitting 23 celsius. that is bringing the crowds. friends and family are meeting up and getting their spot for the rest of the day. the boating opened up half an hour ago and people were eager to get on there. rowing boats and pedals.
deckchairs have been put out by staff. i do not think there will be enough chairs for the people that are expected to enjoy this park today. it will be a record breaker. 20 celsius in some parts of the country. the hottest temperature will be in west london. it smashes the previous record of 23.6 celsius in 1999. this goes way beyond that. some debit is an lower in northern ireland and scotland, but we're still looking at the high teens, and maybe 20 celsius. plenty of sunbathing to be done. but a word of caution, it is still warmer than we usually have so make sure you're well hydrated and covered in sunscreen. remember well hydrated and covered in sunscreen. remember that animals and ca rs can pose sunscreen. remember that animals and cars can pose a real danger. get out there and enjoy it though. thank you. india's top court is expected to decide where a trial should be held in a rape and murder case
that's caused protests and mass outrage. in january an eight—year—old muslim girl was gang—raped and killed near the city of kathua injammu and kashmir. the eight men on trial are a group of hindus who wanted her tribe to move off their land. yogita limaye has been to kathua, where the attack happened, and sent this update. the victim's family is asking for the trial to be moved out of the state because they fear that the atmosphere here has become extremely charged and so they feel that the trial might not be held properly if it is held in this state. that's why they are asking for it to be moved to chandigarh, which is a city in the neighbouring state. as far as the federal inquiry is concerned that is a demand that is being made by the family of the accused, just to give you a bit of context, jammu and kashmir is a muslim majority state. if you look at the facts of this event the girl was muslim. all of those who have been arrested so far are hindu men, and therefore the hindu community,
the family members of the accused, people from villages where there are predominantly hindus living, those people fear that in this muslim majority state the hindu community is being targeted. that's why they are asking for the investigation to not be conducted by local or state authorities but to be conducted by federal national level authorities. borisjohnson is expected to make a series of appearances on american tv during a trip to washington, in an attempt to persuade president trump not to abandon the iran nuclear deal. donald trump has long been clear about his contempt for the deal with iran. he says it has disastrous floors. it was signed between six world powers. it has been
negotiated. 0ur deal with iran. world powers. it has been negotiated. our dealwith iran. one of 0bama ‘s key achievements. elan will swap its nuclear programme any change for sanctions being lifted. donald trump is straining to scrap it. this prompted this response from iran. translation: if the usa decides to leave the agreement they will regret it like never before in history. the uk ambassador to the usa says that the eu france and germany will look at ways to keep the deal. we have been talking at senior level with their european colleagues for several weeks. we're making progress but we have not got there yet. we'll see if we can find a way through. boris johnson is visiting washington. he published an article in the new york
times describing the deal as the best way to prevent iran from developing a nuclear weapons. he will now try to sway donald trump's decision before the deadline on the 12th of may. pubs and hotels will struggle to employ enough staff, if eu nationals are no longer allowed to work freely in the uk. that's the stark warning from the recruitment and employment confederation, who says the hospitality industry is in crisis. it's calling on the government to allow eu workers to still come to britain after brexit. our business correspondent joe lynam reports. the bingham is a prestigious hotel and restaurant in london. 70% of its highly trained staff are eu nationals, and its french manager is very worried about what will happen when britain leaves the single market. i think it's going to be hugely difficult to get the quality of the people i have right now, going forward, because obviously the english people don't see hospitality as a career, and therefore we will have slightly less—skilled, if i may say, people.
the hospitality sector is the fourth—biggest employer, with three million people working in pubs, restaurants and hotels. 1a% are from the eu, while in london it is much higher. workers in pubs and hotels are officially considered low—skilled, and recruiters say that employers should do more to encourage british workers to consider hospitality as a career. so one of our messages to government is, at some point, we need to think carefully about how we promote the uk as a good place to come and live and work. so the debate can't be just about coming people we will let in — so what's our proposition to people so that they want to come and live in the work in the uk, because in sectors like hospitality we need them. the government said it has commissioned advice to better understand the reliance of eu migrant workers across the economy, and would work closely with the hospitality industry to consider their needs. joe lynam, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news: vladimir putin has been sworn in for a fourth term
as president of russia , marking 18 years in power. the metropolitan police is continuing to investigate four shootings injust 2a hours in london — which left one teenager dead and 3 others injured. president trump is being warned by the foreign secretary, borisjohnson, that pulling out of the iran nuclear deal could lead to a middle east arms race no further sport. and no for our sport. the former manchester united manager sir alex ferguson has had many statements about him. phil jones has said that she was like a father figure to him. he went under surgery father figure to him. he went under
surgery for a brain haemorrhage and is in intensive care. there has been no update about his condition. sir alex ferguson's former assistant has spoken. we thought he was indestructible. what he did for manchester united is unreal. the pressure that he was under every day to produce is phenomenal. all of ours at manchester city have hemmed in thoughts. we wish him a speedy recovery. alex ferguson has had his best wishes sent by arsene wenger. an arsene wenger last match in charge she won five nil. she received a trophy from sir alex ferguson. he was given a vintage bottle of wine
by journalist. applause he forced me now to say i will miss you as well. but i did want to say i wish you well and we will see each other again at big tournaments starting in russia next month. it has been a pleasure... not always. a fond farewell for arsene wenger. organisers of the trudy yorkshire say they will stage next year ‘s world temperatures. take a mac welcome to yorkshire chief executive say the talks nonsense last month. 0ne say the talks nonsense last month. one of the racing team have apologised after the almost ran over
apologised after the almost ran over a volunteer. it was a very close call as you can see. the car went over and ireland in the centre of the road. they say they are sorry and wanted to never happen again. mark williams could become the oldest winner of the world snooker championship in a0 years. he holds a 10 frames to seven lead overjohn higgins — himself chasing a fifth world title. williams took the final three frames last night. first to 18 wins. they resume at two o'clock. you can follow it all on bbc two with hazel irvine and the team. also available on the bbc sport website if you're out and about enjoying the sunshine on this bank holiday monday good news forjohanna konta. the british number one had only won 8 matches this season prior to the madrid open and had lost her last 3 matches on clay, but produced an impressive performance to knock out magdalena rybarikova in straight sets in the opening round. in the men's draw today, novak djokovic and kei nishikori meet unseasonably early
after their rankings haven't given them a first round bye. kyle edmund is up to a career high 22 in the world rankings — out today. he could climb higher at the madrid open this week as he has no points to defend in the tournament. he plays danill medvedev in the first round. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's all the sport for now. more on the news that borisjohnson is expected to make a series of appearances on american tv during a trip to washington, in an attempt to persuade president trump not to abandon the iran nuclear deal. lets talk to dr sanam vakil, who's associate fellow of the middle east programme at the international affairs think—tank, chatham house. thank you forjoining us. it is not
just president trump is critical of this deal, many people except it has flaws. what is president trump's real issue with this? what is driving him to pollute a bit? resident trump has a number of reasons that he is putting significant pressure on the eu. the deal does have an end date. he would like the deal to continue for ever. the deal does not include iran's ballistic missile programme nor does it include or address iran and interference in the region, such as lead and iraq. is there any chance of it being renegotiated. is there any sign that the president is listening to advice from other leaders? the president is listening. but he makes stick to what he
believes is his campaign promise. he wa nts to believes is his campaign promise. he wants to demonstrate that he is credible. compare to his predecessors. he does not like the deal because he did not negotiate it. 0bama negotiated it. he is receiving all of these eu leaders and including borisjohnson, the consequences of the deal could be very detrimental to the us and also israel, with the war developing in the middle east. also for american allies such as saudi arabia, it could be bad. lots of consequences for the deal. we have heard this stark warning from iran, saying america will regret this effort pulls out of the deal. how will iran respond? iran is putting a lot of pressure on the usa and eu. it is
saying it could restart its nuclear programme. the iranian leadership had a lot of political capital on negotiating with this deal, and negotiating with this deal, and negotiating directly with the usa. if the deal falls through, it will damage the president and his credibility. he will lose power to hardliners who are already circling. they're trying to get ready for forthcoming elections any few years. if president trump does decide to pull out, is there any chance that the deal could continue with the other players who are signed up to? 0r other players who are signed up to? or is that not feasible once the president decides to pull out‘s presumably to renew sanctions on iran to. then a mac much depends on how he pulls out. he could pull out very dramatic dramatically. he could impose sanctions and the deal will die. most countries could not bear
the financial burden of this action pressure. if president trump does not choose to pull wholescale financial sanctions in companies that invest in iran, there could be an effort were eu countries could protect their investments in iran, the ones that have already gone through, and at the same time try and convince iran to stay on board whilst they try and go sit with the united states. it would prolong this disintegration of the nuclear agreement and this would go on for many months. it is a possible scenario. a vintage french plane was forced to make an emergency landing on an east devon beach after suffering engine trouble. people looked on in stunned disbelief as the two—seater plane safely touched down on the stones near sidmouth. the passenger and pilot walked away unhurt. john henderson reports.
a sunny day atjacob's ladder beach in sidmouth. blue skies, a flat calm sea but a plane is low and appears to be in trouble. suddenly this. from another angle, it's quite a landing, meaning the passenger and pilot walk away unscathed. suddenly the engine quit on me and i looked inland up there and it wasn't what i would classas survivable options. the undercarriage took a hell of a pounding, basically landed slow as possible, i didn't want to be carrying speed to do anything wrong. so the last point is, the last couple of things is,
it was effectively stole it onto the ground as slow as good. everyone needs to survive. the plane is a rare french engine parasol wing trainer, probably built between the first and second world wars, it was being flown from bodmin to branscombe just a few miles from sidmouth. just a few miles to go and it was all good but there you go. coastguards were quickly on the scene yesterday afternoon full of praise for mr rockey who has been a pilot for 15 years. something happened, he had to come down, he made the decision to land on the beach and saved lives basically. lives saved, a rare plane saved, and for people on the beach an unforgettable sight. john henderson, bbc spotlight, sidmouth. the benefits to physical and mental health for people spending time in parks, are saving the nhs111 million pounds a year. the charity, fields in trust, protects around two—thousand—seven—hundred green spaces in the uk, and says people who frequently visit parks are less likely to visit their gp. simonjones reports. park life, somewhere to unwind,
breathe, run, play, but there are fears cash—strapped councils could increasingly give up their green spaces in favour of development. i think being in the park gives you a chance to be out in the open, it makes you feel calm and relaxed. first time i have been to a park in a year. what do you think? it's really nice. it is nice to come out from a hectic life. it is nice to be out of hospital and escape. you might think it is not exactly rocket science to say that coming to a park, enjoying the greenery, getting away from it all, is going to leave you feeling better both physically and mentally, but now experts are trying to put an actual value on it. the charity fields in trust is using methodology approved by the treasury to measure well—being it has calculated that people would have to spend £97a each year to achieve the same level of satisfaction they get from parks, if they weren't there. multiply that by the adult population and they say parks generate more than £3a
billion of benefits. the ministry of communities has welcomed the research. it wants to welcomed the research. it wants to welcome access to parts for everyone. with temperatures soaring you may tempted to indulge in an ice cream or two, but if your favourite flavour is vanilla the price you pay for it could be about to rise. bad weather in madagascar, the world's top producer, has affected the harvest and is pushing up prices. our business reporter maryam moshiri has been to see how businesses are coping. cookie dough, chocolate brownie, creme brulee, whatever your favourite flavour, vanilla, the key ingredient for sweet treats is now, after saffron, the second most expensive spice in the world. i have got some flavours for us to try. i've got honeycomb and original vanilla and a rum and raison. snugburys ice cream is run by three
sisters in cheshire. the family ‘s been churning ice cream for 30 years, but the cost of this key ingredient is starting to bite. yes, it has gone up. we decided to buy it forward and buy a year's worth. we had to make a decision as to whether we were going to absorb the costs, which we did in the end. this summer, we have to crush the figures and just see how it will work out. the sisters insist they'll stick with the real thing, but other ice cream businesses are taking vanilla off the menu. so why has vanilla become such a valuable commodity? here at these gardens, vanilla as is
grown ina here at these gardens, vanilla as is grown in a glasshouse, but 75% of the world's vanilla grows in madagascar. vanilla is currently around $600 per kilo. the main reason for this is that there was a cyclone in madagascar last march which damaged a lot of the plantations and despite hopes that the price would have eased by now it's still on the high side, around those levels, and, in fact, this means it is higher than the price of silver. a highly prized and highly priced ingredients, as a result, only 1% of the flavouring in food comes from actual vanilla plants like these ones. and even though you might find it in sweet scented perfumes or candles, cakes, or even cocktails, do beware, because cheaper alternatives can be extracted from wood and even petrol. it will take untiljune to find out how this year's vanilla harvest fares.