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this is bbc news. i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 11:00. the designer who created the dress seen by millions says she felt part of a historic moment. i think with meghan, she's just so modern and fresh and i think that was part of what she wanted to be. it really wanted to represent her. the biggest train timetable change for a generation causes some disruption and delay — the changes affect thousands of trains on several lines. chelsea football club owner roman abramovich faces delays in renewing his uk visa. also coming up — the lava flow from hawaii's volcano... the situation for residents is worsening as more people are urged to evacuate. you can hear it even from this distance. people who live nearby say at times their homes have been shaken by the sheer force of the eruptions. and at 11:30 we'll take a look at tomorrow's front pages in the paper review. good evening and welcome to bbc news.
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the royal family has thanked those who travelled to windsor yesterday for the wedding of prince harry and meghan markle. thousands of people lined the streets to see the couple on their big day and many more were watching on television — over 13 million on bbc one alone. it's estimated there was a global audience of up to a billion. meanwhile, the designer of meghan markle‘s wedding dress has revealed that the two of them worked closely together. clare waight keller — the artistic director of givenchy, says she felt part of a historic moment and that her own family only found out she had made the dress on the morning of the wedding. our royal correspondent daniela relph has more. it was the big reveal, the first sight of the wedding dress. and behind the bride, straightening the five metres of veil, is clare waight keller, the british designer of the dress. she had kept fashion‘s big secret. givenchy was not widely rumoured to be the fashion house to win the coveted project.
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the aim was to always design a dress that was simple, sharp, and timeless. i think with meghan, she's so modern and fresh and i think that is part of what she wanted to be. it really wanted to represent her. i wanted her to feel absolutely incredible in the dress and i also wanted her to feel like it was absolutely right for the occasion as well. forfive months, the dress was made in paris by a small team of people, many of whom who did not even know who the gown was for. all of those who worked with the bride yesterday described her as relaxed and unfazed by the scale of the event ahead of her. most beautiful moments. she is just so easy on that level, a loose kind of style and easy and not contrived, so. the wedding is likely to be one of the most watched tv events of the year. a peak audience of 13 million watched the bbc coverage. it is thought more than a billion watched globally.
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after sharing so much of their wedding day, the evening reception was a private affair. the couple drove through the grounds for a black—tie party nearby. the bride wore a new piece of jewellery, an emerald cut aquamarine ring, a gift from her husband. it had come from the jewellery collection of his mother, diana, princess of wales. the fireworks over the castle last night, one of the few clues as to what was happening inside. further hints came via social media. tennis player serena williams posting this video of herself on route to the party. the duchess of sussex now has her own page on the royal family website. she describes herself as a feminist. the new duke and duchess of sussex will carry out their first public engagement as a married couple on tuesday. they will attend a garden party here at buckingham palace to celebrate the work of charities supported by the prince of wales.
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this afternoon, the bridal bouquet was laid on the grave of the unknown warrior at westminster abbey, a tradition dating back almost 100 years, after what was the most modern of royal weddings. rail passengers faced disruption today after major changes to timetables, described as the most significant for decades. 0ne operator had to replace the new timetable with an emergency schedule but the industry says its working to reduce the impact on passengers. there will be more disruption tomorrow, as the working week begins. sophie long reports. it is the biggest shake—up to services for a generation. more than 4 million trains across britain have been rescheduled. arrival and departure times for all trains run
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by southern, thames link, great northern and the gatwick express changed today. the plan is, services will be more frequent and more reliable, but some passengers say their journeys will reliable, but some passengers say theirjourneys will no longer be possible and they are dreading expected disruption in the next few weeks as trains and crews are redeployed. mle lives in harpenden, a growing commuter town which relies on its rail links with london. the train she normally catches every morning will no longer run. how will this impact on your life? for the next few weeks i have had to arrange for extra childcare. it is already a squeeze to drop my kids at schools, get to the station and get on a train to london. i cannot take the risk going forward whether or not i will get on a train. it is notjust about the extra cost of childcare, it is about being a walk working mum. my time with my kids is precious. she is not the only one
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who is furious. it is appalling, we are paying £4000 a year for a service and we were promised it would be better. we are hearing our services are being transformed but they are being transformed for the worse so they are being transformed for the worse so we're not going to take it lying down. one of the lines involved has been experiencing teething problems. all of the trains running through to brighton, horsham are cancelled today. the industry says there will be short—term disruption but for long—term benefit. this is one of the busiest railway networks in the world and we are having to try to change timetables in order to accommodate where there are more passengers and where there are more passengers and where there are bottlenecks. that will involve some winners and losers and it will involve some teething problems as this system is bedded in. tomorrow morning will be the real test. if in. tomorrow morning will be the realtest. if past in. tomorrow morning will be the real test. if past experience is anything to go by, i suspect it will be pretty grim. it is fair to say a
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lot of people are not looking forward to their morning commute. the bbc understands that chelsea football club's owner roman abramovich has experienced delays in renewing his visa for the uk. the russian billionaire didn't attend yesterday's fa cup final at wembley when chelsea beat manchester united. his office said it doesn't discuss personal matters with the media. but a source close to mr abramovich suggested he was in the process of renewing his visa and said it was taking a little longer than usual. reports suggest his visa expired last month. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford has been following the story closely. some warm close to the billionaire told me his visa expired three weeks ago. he has been trying to renew it and it is taking longer than usual. it means he missed the fa cup final yesterday. looking at flight data, his plane left britain on a the first, going to monaco, monaco, switzerland and new york but it hasn't returned to the uk. he
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doesn't seem to be able to come back here at the moment. this is a man who has regularly attended chelsea home game since 2003. he has a mansion on kensington street palace gardens. the home office said they have a statement from the security minister, not the immigration minister, who said they don't comment on individual cases. it does look like it is possible it is linked to the deterioration in relations between britain and the aftermath of sergei skripal and his daughter. although it could be some unexpected red tape. police investigating the death of a woman in barnsley in south yorkshire have launched a murder investigation. officers were called to union street yesterday morning. a post—mortem has revealed that the woman died from injuries from a very severe physical attack. the woman has been identified as 42—year—old claire louise smith from the barnsley town centre area. a man, believed to be in his 20s, has been stabbed to death in mitcham in south west london. police were called in the early hours of the morning to the scene between upper green east
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and montrose gardens. a man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of murder and officers are yet to formally identify the victim. more than 60 people have been murdered in the capital so far this year, of which more than half have been stabbings. a looming trade war between the us and china has been put on hold according to the american treasury secretary, steven mnuchin. he told fox news that both countries had agreed to drop their threats to increase tariffs on each other‘s goods while they work on a wider trade agreement. we are putting the trade war on hold, so right now we have agreed to put the tariffs on hold while we try to execute the framework. the president has been clear since the first meeting that we are going to reduce the trade deficit. we have an agreement with china that they will substantially agree to it. and this is what the chinese vice—premier, who's been leading a negotiating
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team in washington, had to say. translation: the strongest man from both the chinese side and the us site listed stop the trade war and stop imposing more tariffs on each other‘s products. stop imposing more tariffs on each other's products. this time, each side has promised to stop the trade warand side has promised to stop the trade war and develop good relations. i think this is a major demand from both countries. our business correspondent, joe lynam says the two economic superpowers are stepping back from the brink. america had wanted to impose a 25% tariffs on chinese steel and all steel around the world. the chinese would have retaliated and it would have spiralled out of control. the reason it didn't is because a delegation from china went to washington last week and they agreed today to buy a whole lot more american produce, agricultural produce, whether it is pork or orange juice and oil and asp
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products from the us, without any firm commitments. the americans have pulled back from the brink and they have put the sanctions on hold with the threat they will reimpose them if china does not meet its end of the bargain. it is extraordinary america feels the need it needs to coerce and force major trading partners into buying its goods, but thatis partners into buying its goods, but that is what it looks like for a lot of people. as for britain in europe, there are potential trade tariffs to be applied to steel products from britain. if president trump goes ahead with that on june the 1st, europe has said it will retaliate and a trade war could be back on. donald trump has called for an investigation into whether thejustice department spied on his 2016 election campaign for political purposes. the us president wrote on twitter... more people are being urged to leave their homes
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on hawaii's big island, as the emergency services continue to grapple with volcanic eruptions and flowing lava. one man has been seriously injured and some people have had to be rescued from their homes after becoming cut off. as our correspondent chris buckler reports from the island, dozens of buildings have already been destroyed. the lines of fire that scar this island are growing longer and thicker. and fountains of lava are bleeding through the cracks. the k lauea volcano is slowly eating the ground it once created. we are 3000 feet above the ground and you can actually feel the heat of the lava and smell the smoke. as the lava has risen up, people have been warned to leave if they live in its path. at this shelter they are offering food, clothes and help
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for those who have had to evacuate their homes. but there are families who already have nothing to return to. the house burned down saturday. so you've lost your house? everything, because we got nothing out. everything, i had three t—shirts and three shorts so everything we've got now we've been buying or it's been donated. how do you feel at this point? just scared, frustrated, worried. i've got two kids i've got to worry about. where are we going to go from here, where are we going to rebuild from here? we lost everything. upset is all too easy to see in this corner of hawaii, where roadblocks are keeping people from returning to their homes, often for their own safety. we actually had four residents who were inside the evacuation zone, but they got cut off by a lava flow. they were not able to drive out so they actually had to be airlifted out, one at a time by the county fire department.
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and all the time the k lauea volcano continues to threaten. four days, this has been the spectacular for days, this has been the spectacular sight in the skyline. lava spurting into the air. you can hear it even from this distance. the people who live nearby say at times their homes have been shaken by the sheer force of the eruptions. we do have to be ready to go with our bags packed and our masks nearby. and if the air quality gets bad or the lava gets closer, we'll go. all the indications are that the eruptions of lava are getting stronger and more violent. k lauea has left parts of this island, so often promoted as a paradise, looking more like hell. chris buckler, bbc news, on the big island of hawaii. the palestinian president,
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mahmoud abbas, has been admitted to hospitalfor a third time in a week. the 82—year—old underwent minor ear surgery in ramallah on tuesday and was hospitalised a further two times over the weekend. reports suggest he was suffering from a high fever. the director of the hospital said his tests following his surgery are normal and his medical condition is reassuring. the headlines on bbc news: the royal family thanks the public for supporting the wedding of prince harry and meghan markle — after thousands lined the streets of windsor to see the newlyweds. the biggest train timetable change for a generation causes some disruption and delay — the changes affect thousands of trains on several lines chelsea football club owner roman abramovich faces delays in renewing his uk visa. sport now and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre.
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simon yates has won the 15th stage of the cycling. he made a move and left the rest behind. he finished the stage over 40 seconds ahead of anyone else and leads the world champion by two minutes and 11 seconds. chris froome was well behind in italy and bugs out of contention as yates becomes the first brit set to win this race. rafael nadal is set to top the tennis rankings again. he was involved in a tough match in rome. he recovered from being a breakdown at one set all. shots like that helping him on his way. he found his rhythm to break twice after a rain delay and take the decider 6—3. he will replace roger federer as world
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number one tomorrow when the rankings get them. timely with the french open beginning a week today. the rugby football league has confirmed its magic weekend could head to new york last year. it revealed it was one of the options after this year's super league event finished up in newcastle this evening. the highlight of this fixture saw hull at sea come out on top against hull kingston rovers. jamie shaul score two tries. there we re jamie shaul score two tries. there were winds at st james' park the cata la ns were winds at st james' park the catalans dragons and huddersfield giants as well. tyson fury has announced his comeback fight will be against the albanian onjune nine. he hasn't fought since november 2015 when he beat vladimir klitschko. he was suspended in 2016 for anti—doping and medical issues. he usually fights a cruiserweight but will make the switch. mo farah has won the great manchester run for the first time but admitted it was hard work. you
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can see why, here he had to outsprint the ugandan to win the ten kilometre race in 28 minutes, 27 seconds. the world and olympic champion said he was recovering at breaking the record that last month's london marathon. i felt great speed and i know at the end of the race i can use everything, the guys hadn't hurt me and. it was a matter of hanging in and. it was a matter of hanging in and using my speed. but i was pretty tired. i want to say thank you for people coming out and showing great support. the next big thing is the nor the marathon. we'll have to work out which marathon will suit me and what i need to do. hopefully then in is the big one in the world champions and maybe tokyo. manchester city women have secured champions league football for a third consecutive season. they enjoyed a comfortable win over
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everton ladies to finish a place behind chelsea. jill scott gave city the lead with that strike. her england team—mate nikkita parris double city's advantage after the half—time break. then scott struck again after this mix—up suit and make it 3—0. it means city finish above arsenal and take the second european qualification spot. despite yesterday's spectacular crash and take to hospital, cal crutchlow finished eighth in the british grand prix. marc marquez won it. danilo petrucci finish second whilst valentino rossi was third. that is all the sport for now. we should say to livingston, they are backin should say to livingston, they are back in scottish football top flight. back in scottish football top flight. more on the bbc sport website. but that is all the sport
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for now. venezuelans have been voting today in a presidential election which has been dismissed as a ‘sham' by europe and the us. president nicolas maduro is almost certain to be re—elected despite the oil—rich country being in deep crisis, with people going hungry and thousands fleeing every day. our south america correspondent katy watson reports from caracas. the likely winner cast his vote and cast aspersions on his biggest critics. there was ferocious pressure from the government of donald trump to stop the elections in venezuela and they could not do it. we hope the people express themselves and that the will of the people is respected here throughout the world and in venezuela. campaigning is banned on election day, not that the government respects all the rules of democracy, and several hours after the polls opened, down came posters of hugo chavez telling people to vote. he is the man credited with the socialist revolution that mr maduro insists on continuing.
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this part of town is very pro—government and wherevere you go chaves used to vote with thousands coming to support him and the queues would be down the street, but this year feels different. we were in this same polling station last year and it was packed. mr chaves looked on. you wonder what he would make of the country venezuela has become. some still have hope. translation: mr maduro has guaranteed social protection for us and i am voting in defence of my country and neither spain nor the us have anything to do with our internal affairs. he is going to fix the problems with the grace of god and the spirit of hugo chavez. he is the son of hugo chavez. that is why we love him. down the road, the queues were longer for buying chicken than at the voting centre with people having better things to do looking for food. what we are voting for is a farce and i don't agree with the elections and nothing will change. all that will happen is life will get tougher
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for the people of venezuela. it is getting worse. venezuela is going backwards, not forwards, it is dreadful. we have no chance of anything getting better. across town, in the opposition led areas, people turn to god for answers, not politicians. venezuelans are in a situation where they have been kidnapped and candidates are able to run but people cannot choose. you cannot protest on the streets because you will go to prison. that is the struggle we are in, trying to be free from the kidnap situation. it is a struggle that divides. whilst most of the opposition stayed home, others felt they needed to do something. i don't know how to use a gun but my weapon is to go and vote. it is my way of defending democracy. with the government accused of dirty tricks, few people have faith in democracy. mr maduro is assured of another victory so change is unlikely to come soon. motorists now face tougher mot
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tests on their vehicles , as an updated test introduces new categories under which a vehicle can fail or pass. the categories include "dangerous", "major" and "minor" which determine whether a car, van or motorcycle must be taken off the road or can be driven as long as repairs are carried out. the mot will also be tougher on diesel emissions. drivers in newcastle were divided on whether the plans would help to keep road users safe. i think if they brought it in gradually, but all of a sudden, straightaway, i don't think it is a good idea. some people are going to be caught out, without even realising. if you are a taxi driver, for arguments sake, you could do 1000 mile a year, that car has done more miles in two years than a lot of cars do in a lifetime. you think it is a good idea? yes, i do. more now on the royal wedding. the designer of meghan markle's wedding dress has been giving more details about how it was created.
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clare waight keller said it had been important to the duchess that a british woman was behind the dress, and she had worked closely with her. i hadn't worked with her before, but she contacted me late last year. i felt she did have an idea of what she wanted. of course in a moment like this when you are designing address, there are a lot of ideas that go around. i truly believe we worked closely together on bringing ideas to the table. she had definitely a vision of what she thought and i very much tried to bring even more to that, so part of the process of that brings you these incredible moments of working together. i think with meghan, she is so modern and fresh and that is pa rt is so modern and fresh and that is part of what she wanted to be. i wa nted part of what she wanted to be. i wanted her to feel absolutely incredible in the dress and also i wa nted incredible in the dress and also i wanted her to feel like it was absolutely right for the occasion as
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well. this is more or less the final designs. obviously it shows the clea n designs. obviously it shows the clean silhouettes, the very meticulously placed scenes. part of the simplicity of this dress is the fabric, it is double silk and this gives you this incredible shape, the clea nness gives you this incredible shape, the cleanness and the sharpness that i wa nted cleanness and the sharpness that i wanted to create for this luck. from here, you can see the beauty of the vale thundered at the end with this beautiful bouquet. but there be single aspect around here is not repeated. now it's time for the weather with matt taylor. good evening. i have something less dangerous with the weather over the
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next 24 hours. dry and bright weather for the vast majority. rain clouds on the way for some of you and there will be missed and sea fog. eastern part of england, this was looking towards robin hood bay in north yorkshire. rain clouds for some and they were there a cross in the hebrides and stornaway. looking wild, windy and wet. it is this area across stornaway and much of scotla nd across stornaway and much of scotland and northern ireland. we see this ripple moving north. it is a wave on our weather front which will intensify the rain at times tonight across parts of northern ireland and into the north west of scotland. away from that mostly dry night i missed and low cloud returning to the eastern counties of england moving inland from the sea. this is where the coolest conditions for your early morning monday commute. inland the cloud will break up commute. inland the cloud will break up quite readily through the morning, lingering around some coasts of north—east england and into the afternoon. sunshine elsewhere before the risk of a few
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showers later. scotland and northern ireland, the rain in the highlands and islands will continue. as we head towards the evening rush hour we will see showers breaking out. only a few in number, across the midlands on southern england there could be heavy thundery. a bright day to the south of scotland, 20 degrees in edinburgh and it will brighten to the of northern ireland. but for orkney and shetland, we will continue to see outbreaks of rain. monday night that will fizzle and showers across southern part of england and wales are pushing towards midlands and the south—west before they go away. they are lulled into this broader area of low pressure a cross into this broader area of low pressure across western europe at the moment. into tuesday, high pressure builds with that weather front in the north. a brighter day in the hebrides, orkney and shetland but we are into colder air here. cannot rule out some drizzle from a
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cloud. england and wales, lots of sunshine around for many, feeling warm but one or two showers breaking out across the south. this weekend isa bank out across the south. this weekend is a bank holiday, like winston to begin with, picking later on but some warm and sunny begin with, picking later on but some warm and sunny weather with a chance of thunderstorms in the south. hello. this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment. first, the headlines. the royal family has thanked the public after thousands of people lined the streets of windsor to celebrate the marriage of prince harry and meghan markle. the train operator, govia thameslink, has apologised to passengers for cancellations and delays during what it called the "the biggest change to rail timetables in a generation". chelsea football club owner roman abramovich faces delays in renewing his uk visa. reports suggest his investor visa expired three weeks ago. on hawaii's big island, more people are being urged
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to leave their homes as fountains of lava from the kilauea volcano continue to break through the ground in residential areas. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are political correspondent at the financial times, henry mance and the associate editor of the times, anne ashworth. most of the morning papers are once again leading with the royal wedding. the metro carries a picture of prince harry and his new wife meghan heading to their reception last night. the sun says the duke and duchess of sussex had their first dance to whitney houston's " i wanna
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