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i pulled out my trusty blade, stuck it in the table and said, "you've got to get rid of this man." now america has to get rid of him. don't say i didn't warn you. the rolling stones say that the song donald trump appropriated, you can't always get what you want, will be on their set list when their tour starts in ireland this thursday. colin paterson, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. here's louse lear. gorgeous at the moment. i suspect we will pick today with the best of the temperatures and the sunshine, a few nervous brides out there, don't worry, looking quite good weather for the rest of the week. glorious today, this weather watchers‘ picture from wakefield. showery rain in northern ireland at the moment. this weather front introducing the cloud gradually across the country, drifting steadily is to, ahead of
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it, a beautiful afternoon for most. temperature is already starting to respond, low 20s at the moment, we could see them peaking at around 21, 20 four. lots of sunshine. cloud with showery rain in the north—west, not quite as disappointing here, a little bit cooler. this weather front will introduce something a little bit different as it continues to drift south and east. behind it, slightly cooler air pushing in, so overnight, quite a lot of cloud moving south across england and wales, preventing temperatures falling to learn, with clear skies behind, lows of three, four into scotla nd behind, lows of three, four into scotland —— falling too low. cold air pushing south tomorrow. noticeable difference in the field of the weather. across the country. we start off almost contrasting conditions in comparison to today.
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england, wales, starting off cloudy with drizzly rain, while scotland, northern ireland, northern england, the best of the sunshine. temperatures are little more disappointing, i2, temperatures are little more disappointing, 12, up to 17 degrees tomorrow afternoon. similar story for the next few days but with the clear skies overnight, and the wind direction from the north, the possibilities scotland, northern england, northern ireland, you could see a touch of light grass frost, but chilly start first thing in the morning, wins north—easterly, the risk of a little more on the way of cloud, but it will feel much cooler. west is best in terms of sunshine. the high pressure is set to stay with us through the weekend, that is the important story. a good deal of dry weather in the forecast for the weekend. whether you are planning a street party, heading to windsor, it looks as if the weather will behave itself, we could see highs of 19,
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the question is how much sunshine we are likely to get. fingers crossed. thank you. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime... tensions are high in gaza and the west bank continued after up to 60 people were killed and thousands injured in yesterdays violence that‘s all from the bbc news so it‘s goodbye from me and on bbc one, we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. have a good afternoon. ofjesus good afternoon, here‘s your latest sports news. marco silva is the leading candidate to take over from sam allardyce at everton. everton approached the former watford manager, after sacking ronald koeman in october. silva was eventually dismissed by watford in january, with the club blaming everton for unsettling their manager and affecting results. allardyce has another year on his contract, but he has admitted that he doesn‘t feel confident in keeping hisjob, with fans
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generally unimpressed with the team‘s style of play, even though he did lead them to a top—hlaf finish. there‘s plenty of specualtion today about managerial changes — but one boss who‘s going nowhere is manchester city‘s pep guardiola — he‘s expecting a relaxing summer after their stunning premier league season left them dubbed ‘the centurions.‘ he and his team celebrated with some 100,000 city fans last night, isiam is i am not going to speak about next season. i am going to see the world cup, good beer, good red wine, and enjoying this season. when we
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start, we will come back and we will come back stronger. in one month, the world cup in russia begins. england boss gareth southgate is just 2a hours away from naming the 23 players he will be taking to russia. manchester city‘s fabian delph hasn‘t played for england since november of 2015, but says he‘s quietly confident of inclusion. lam i am itching to get on that plane. i think i‘ve had a good season. probably shot gave you people, which has been nice. the only problem i have had, i have pulled out of the b squad this season, i have not been fully fit when i met up with the squad. gareth southgate is a real good guy, a good manager. i think is good guy, a good manager. i think is good atjudging people and he likes to see what mentality people have, andi to see what mentality people have, and i have met him on numerous occasions and he is well aware of my mindset, so i am probably quietly
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confident that i can probably got back i will get the call—up. germany‘s captain and goalkeeper manuel neuer has been named in their initial world cup squad, despite being injured. he hasn‘t played since september after breaking his foot. but there‘s no place for mario geotze, the wales and lions full—back lee halfpenny will miss
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the scarlets‘ pro14 semi—final against glasgow on friday. he‘s failed to recover from a hamstring tear, but it‘s not thought to be too serious, so he could be fit in time for the final in 11 days‘ time, if scarlets get there. that‘s all the sport for now but there‘s plenty more on the bbc sport website, including news of the bbc‘s presentation line—up for the world cup. alan shearer, frank lampard and rio ferdinand all in the team. that‘s bbc.co.uk/sport. let‘s return to our main story this lunchtime, violence at the border between israel and gaza. the first funerals have taken place of 60 palestinians killed by israeli troops. 0ur correspondent nida ibrahim has sent us this update from the border. the situation here is calm, despite it being a deadly scene yesterday.
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today far fewer protesters have come to this area, although we are seeing drones that are firing volleys of tear gas against the protesters. we‘re not seeing many of them. it is expected to throw the tear gas bombs any minute. many of the gazans today are inside the gaza strip, they are laying their loved ones to rest after the deadly day yesterday. we saw 60 people who were killed in the deadly confrontations with the israelis. today we are hearing from many sources that the protests are going to be much less than they were yesterday, because of an interest that hamas might be involved in a deal with the israelis, mediated by the egyptians, to calm the situation on the ground. we are seeing much less of the scene that we saw yesterday. you are seeing here the tear
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gas being fired at the protesters, although there are not many of them who are participating in events today. this scene was very deadly yesterday. we have seen many palestinians who approached this fence area being shot at by the israeli forces. today is a very important day for palestinians, and it was expected to be the culmination of events because it is called the nakba, or catastrophe, which is the date of the creation of the state of israel. 0n 22nd may last year, the worst terror attack in the uk since 7/7, took place at an ariana grande concert in manchester. for those that went, the memories of that night are still vivid. a week before the anniversary, ricky boleto has been to mid—wales, to meet two teenagers
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who were at the show. they‘re taking part in a scheme designed to help young survivors come to terms with what has happened. lake clywedog in mid—wales. a place of natural beauty and calm. it is a world away from what happened at the manchester arena last year. and today some of the teenagers who were at the concert have come together. a five—day programme set up by a charity is helping young survivors of the manchester attack come to terms with what happened. 0k, you're off, you're all right? get this rudder down. ben was at the concert with his mum, michelle. i‘ve lost a lot of friends since and that‘s why i‘m happy to come down to climbing out and meet new people. the reality is if you‘re in something like that
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at such a young age, there‘s no getting over it. yeah, you might grow out of the problems you get from it and you might healfrom it, but it‘s still going to be there, it‘ll still be a problem for the rest of your life. how has your life changed since the attack a year ago? just sleeping and eating. i‘ve became slightly more violent and aggressive towards people. what about school life, has anything impacted it? errrm, it was a bit hard at first because people didn't really understand it but now my teachers have got a better understanding and i'm getting helped out a lot. how's your school going? teachers are understanding, it‘s just the students. for many caught up in the attack, the last 12 months have been very difficult. many of those involved were children, young people who struggled to return to school, and that‘s why a programme like this is helping children get back on their feet and just to have a distraction. and for ben and louise,
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it‘s been life changing. kelda wood came up with climbing out. she says young people need all the support they can get. a lot of the young people came with nightmares, panic attacks, flashbacks. really interestingly we didn‘t get one single nightmare all through the week. we had kids sleeping that didn‘t normally sleep. i think one of our biggest aims is to let young people accept what‘s happened to them, we‘re not asking them to forget it, we‘re asking them. 0r helping them to accept it but still continue living life despite it. louise was diagnosed with post—traumatic stress disorder. can you talk to me about kelda and what she means to you? she‘s just amazing. she‘s helped me so much with everything and she‘s basically given me my life back. sharing experiences has been the aim of this trip. when it comes to sailing, a few more lessons might be needed. what are you doing?
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ben, you did a good job, mate. shall i shake your hand or shall i wait till we get to shore? thanks very much. it‘s all right. for ben, louise and theirfamilies, this has been a lifeline, but they say they need more help to come to terms with what happened on the 22nd of may, 2017. ricky boleto, bbc news. following on from the violence, terrible scenes that be witnessed potter many hours yesterday, just ta ke potter many hours yesterday, just take a look at this scene on the israel gaza border. the first funerals have been taking place because as many as 60 people were killed in violence yesterday. that is the situation there at the moment. we are keeping an eye on it. mr clay, as we heard, not the degree
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of attention and resort yesterday. —— mercifully, as we heard. more funerals to take place and several thousand people were injured. the number of entries quite astonishing. we‘re keeping an eye on that because the situation is very tense. —— the number of injuries. in a moment, a summary of the business news this hour, but first, the headlines on bbc news: tensions are high and clashes have continued in gaza, as thousands attend funerals for up to 60 palestinians killed in yesterday‘s violence. meghan markle‘s half—sister says their father was taken advantage of by the media, and she hopes he will still attend the wedding an end to the wage squeeze? salaries are rising faster than inflation for the first time in more than a year in the business news:
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fashion chain new look says it will review its prices after customers expressed dismay that, for some garments, prices seemed to rise with size. the chain said it was hoping to "ensure pricing differences like these" did not happen in future. the "fat tax" row began after one shopper noticed a pair of trousers in its curves range was being sold for 15% more than an identical pair in the main collection. wages are rising faster than inflation for the first time in more than a year — that‘s according to the office for national statistics. in the three months to march, wages grew at 2.9% while inflation was 2.7%. but while the squeeze on living standards is officially over, there may be a long way to go before people feel better off. vodafone‘s chief executive vittorio colao is to step down in october after a decade at the helm. he will be replaced by chief financial officer nick read. vodafone released a positive set of full—year results this morning but, in what could be seen as an endorsement of the departing ceo,
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the share price has fallen. cybg, which owns the clydesdale and yorkshire bank brands, has fallen into the red. it reported a pre—tax loss of £95 million in the six months to march. a fine for mis—selling payment protection insurance weighed heavily on the bank, just as it pursues a takeover of rival virgin money. mike ingram, chief market strategist of wh ireland joins me, and can break down what this means for the bank. and it was not wholly unexpected? they had warned that payment protection insurance would weigh heavily on the fines for mis—selling that. i do think the scale has taken some by surprise? it is the reason why the share price is currently off over 5%. last month the bank did
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flag, we would see this £150 million charge against ppi. but on the basis of the results that we saw this morning, let‘s not convinced that we are seeing the end of this particular story. if you dig below the underlying numbers, it looks as though the margin on their lending book is under increasing pressure. the amount of capital against which they can extend further lending is coming down quite sharply. that indicative bit of virgin money that you mention that came out last week, it looked at the time that it made strategic sense and would be a good dealfor both strategic sense and would be a good deal for both banks. strategic sense and would be a good dealfor both banks. on the basis of these numbers it feels like it has a deal that they now have to do. because of those tight margins. with losses of time, it can be a turbulent time for the bank. is it wise to pursue this strategy? there area wise to pursue this strategy? there are a lot of things that a tie—up would bring to the table. apart from
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anything else, it would be scale, the combined banks would be to cut something like £100 million of cost perand. something like £100 million of cost per and. branch closures involved in that probably. principally in the north and midlands. but rbs, but we are quite used to that, branch closures. there is an advanced digital bank within virgin money, giving yorkshire bank access to credit card business, gain scale in mortgages. foryorkshire credit card business, gain scale in mortgages. for yorkshire bank, they will get a much lower funding mortgages. for yorkshire bank, they will get a much lowerfunding base. that protects their margins. it makes sense. even if the stupid could get together, they would be a tenth of the size of lloyd‘s. it is a good deal, and a long way to go evenif a good deal, and a long way to go even if it gets done. in other business news: a £68 million loss over 6 months might not sound great, but for easyjet it‘s boosted their share price almost 3%.
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the budget carrier cut its losses, expanding capacity and integrating the parts of air berlin it bought last year. easyjet chief executive johan lundgren says the airline has benefited from the demise of monarch airlines and air france‘s struggles. seattle has voted to impose a new tax of $275 a year per employee on the biggest companies based there, which include amazon and starbucks, in a bid to tackle a housing crisis and homelessness. both amazon and starbucks have expressed their disappointment at the move, but seattle‘s mayor says the tax strikes a balance that will allow innovation to continue. us retailer gap has apologised for selling t—shirts which it said showed an "incorrect map" of china. the design featured just the mainland and not territories that china also claims, such as taiwan. a picture of the t—shirt was posted on chinese social media network, weibo, generating
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hundreds of complaints. lets take a look at what‘s happening on the financial markets. vodafone‘s chief executive vittorio colao is to leave the mobile phone giant in october, after 10 years at the helm. he will be replaced by current finance director nick read. the ftse staying in positive territory. easyjet has reported its best ever first—half revenue. a very positive capacity expanding, the revenue made on the sale of each seat has also risen. william hill down at the bottom, that has risen by 11% yesterday, fallen back today. that was after a change in the us that could have allowed states across the country to legalise sports betting, which would have an
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impact on william hill, because it owns a us subsidiary. can you remember the last time you saw a rabbit in the wild? there‘s been a 61% drop in the number of sightings in the last 20 years according to a recent survey. to keep track of their numbers, the mammal society wants members of the public to help gather information about wild rabbits with the use of a new app. our correspondent tim muffett has been out searching for rabbits in lackford lakes in bury st edmunds. we‘re at lackford lakes, we‘ve been looking out for rabbits this morning. and the reason we‘re doing that is because the british trust for ornithology, which monitors mammals as well as birds, let‘s have a chat to paul. what kind of drops have you noticed in rabbit numbers? during the last 20 years, we‘ve lost two thirds of our rabbit population across the whole of the uk. that equates to somewhere around 20 million rabbits and that‘s a lot of rabbits to lose. and they are having an impact.
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what is the reason for this? it‘s a disease we think that‘s largely driving it at the moment called haemorrhagic rabbit disease, and it‘s really difficult to kind of see this disease playing out because the rabbits are dying underground. we‘re not seeing dead rabbits littering the countryside. what we are noticing is fewer rabbits. when you‘re out on a warren like this, it can be quite difficult to actually see rabbits. they‘re here but in smaller numbers. thewcandamaggfies? what are the positive as you‘re concerned? they've been here for a very long time now, they were introduced by the romans. and they've actually now become a really integral part of the ecosystem. and the benefits are twofold. we look around us here, we've actually got some really tiny plants. so we have got some forget—me—nots and some crane bills, and these actually are here because of the grazing of the rabbits. and so they prevent other
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vegetation, more invasive plants from growing on these rarer sites. and also through their ground disturbance as well, so through their digging and constant burying, looking for roots and making their warrens, they are creating these lovely patches of sandy soil. they're really important for species like reptiles to bask upon, and birds to nest in. it‘s interesting, we have heard people getting in touch with us this morning saying, rabbits are a pain because they will eat their crops. where do you draw the line, are rabbits good or bad? i think a lot of species you can have that juggle with and we've affected the landscape so much since before rabbits were here, that they now are integral to maintaining some of these really rare habitats. and as far as you‘re concerned, then, the 60% decline over 20 years, that‘s a big drop, isn‘t it? what kind of drops have you noticed on this site? so locally, a stone's throw from here, we've lost up to 95% of the rabbit population. and that's huge, and because of that, we've lost two thirds of the heathlands there that's rare heath.
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that's hugely concerning because a lot of species are associated with that, some of which are onlyjust found in the brecons, and they've been lost. finally, then, i know there is an app being launched today by the mammal society, that people can identify rabbits if they see them out and about. how important are those kind of project, those tracking and monitoring project? really important, because without the data, without knowing whether populations are, particularly the ones that are declining rapidly, we don't know where to focus our efforts. so we can do a lot of things, for example bringing livestock in, and they will help the rabbits to return, but without knowing exactly where the problems are, we can't follow them. thanks very much indeed this morning, hopefully we will see a few more rabbits. if you are interested in this, there‘s a radio a programme called costing the earth which is on today at 3:30pm and they are discussing this issue in more detail. i‘m going to turn around and... no, i thought there was going to be a massive rabbit right behind me to give us a nice big farewell to everyone watching at home, but sadly not! anyway, we‘ll be keeping
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an eye out for them. big declines in rabbit numbers and who knows, hopefully, those declines will stop. discussions about the end of life wishes of cancer patients are not being had until it is too late, according to a new study. research by macmillan cancer support found maintaining a "fighting attitude" can have a negative effect on the care preferences of terminally ill patients and creates a barrier to vital conversations about dying. a man‘s been charged with stalking the singer rihanna after allegedly breaking into her home los angeles. eduardo leon is accused of spending twelve hours in the property last week, whilst the star was out. he‘s also charged with residential burglary, vandalism and resisting arrest. time for a look at the weather with louise lear.
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for many others, a promising day with a lot of blue sky had lots of sunshine out there. beautiful but what is pictures sent in, this is a selection from wakefield. glorious theme. a slightly different story further north and west, ever the front starting to arrive from the far north west of scotland and it is bringing some clout. that will bring some bits and pieces of trade with it as well, the cloud slowly drifting its way steadily eastwards as we drove through the remainder of the day. but affecting many, a good slice of sunshine to be found and temperatures will respond with light winds, feeling pleasant out there in the sun, temperatures peaking into the sun, temperatures peaking into the low 20s. that will start to change as we see the weather front of move overnight, bringing some showery outbreaks of rain, heavy burst through north—west england overnight, cloud drifting its way
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steadily southwards. that is going to prevent temperatures from falling too low across england and wales, 9-11dc. too low across england and wales, 9—11dc. clearer further too low across england and wales, 9—11dc. clearerfurther north too low across england and wales, 9—11dc. clearer further north and west, chile to start but that is when the sunshine will be first thing in the morning. at that weather front continues to move southwards, it is going to introduce something cooler, the blue toes returning across the uk and the wind direction starting to come from a northerly, never particularly warm. it will be a cloudy start across england and wales, in comparison to tuesday. a lot of clout and rain as we go into the afternoon from the gang weather front. of we go into the afternoon from the gang weather front. - of the 16 the
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highest values of 16 or 17. the dryness days, not only for the end of the working week to put into the weekend, and if you have outdoor plans to celebrate the royal wedding, it looks as though the weather is going to behave itself. fingers crossed that this forecast pays to, because it should be dried. if they are among the cloud with highs of 1920s celsius. —— a fair amount of cloud. hello, you‘re watching afternoon live. i‘m simon mccoy. today at 2.00pm. thousands of people have been attending funerals for palestinians killed in yesterday‘s protests in gaza. this the scene live at the border — there‘s still tension as palestinians mark the 70th anniversary of what they call the catastrophe — the creation of israel. will he or won‘t he?
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meghan markle‘s father is reported to have decided he won‘t walk her down the aisle on saturday. her half—sister says she hopes he will. i think my father has really suffered at the hands of the media. they have presented him in the most horrible ways. highly inaccurate, and the goal of those photographs was basically because he was feeling the feckless. —— feeling defenceless. the year—long pay squeeze is over.
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