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borisjohnson says the brexit talks are heading for meltdown, and that president trump could negotiate better. the foreign secretary told a private dinner that leave supporters may not get the deal they hope for. his comments were secretly recorded. the prime minister says she has confidence in her foreign secretary. we'll have the latest live from westminster. also this lunchtime... more heated disagreement about trade tarriffs between donald trump and the other g7 leaders on the eve of the summit in canada. a 90—year—old woman is seriously ill after being attacked in her bed at home in london. police say the assault was horrific. concerns are raised about the safety of british football fans at the world cup. mps warn of the risk of racist
and homophobic attacks in russia. and, plastics in our seafood. researchers say they found microplastic in all the mussels they collected from british seawaters and bought in supermarkets. and coming up on bbc news... manchester united striker marcus rashford stakes a late claim for a place in england's world cup starting line—up with a stunning goal in the match against costa rica. good afternoon, and welcome to the bbc news at one. theresa may has insisted she has confidence in her foreign secretary, borisjohnson, after he was secretly recorded saying that the brexit talks could be approaching "meltdown". speaking to conservative campaigners at a private dinner, borisjohnson suggested us president donald trump could do a betterjob of negotiating a deal
with the eu than theresa may. our political correspondent, chris mason, is at westminster. after the palaver of yesterday, the shenanigans making headlines today, the sentiment might be unsurprising, but the language was colourful and the timing is striking. enter the foreign secretary. borisjohnson has a knack for creating headlines, adverting or otherwise. and along comes the latest case today, not a photo opportunity, but a covert recording ata dinner opportunity, but a covert recording at a dinner this week. his friends say he is disappointed his remarks we re say he is disappointed his remarks were recorded. but it's not surprising they were. he also had a pop at the department
run by this man, the chancellor, philip hammond, describing the treasury is the heart of remain. 0h, and then there was this. howard donald trump approach our brexit negotiations? not for the first time, mrjohnson is provoking conversation at westminster. here's a labour mp who is part of a group called open
britain, which campaigned against what it calls a hard brexit. it would be very entertaining, the way that he had a go at china, russia... is turning into a trump tribute act, almost. he said that trump could handle the negotiations better. it would be amusing if this was not the foreign secretary. the cat has been that out of the bag. this is what they really think. this is the reaction from scotland's first minister. to dismiss concerns about the irish border as if they do not matter suggests that he is, and i think he is one of many in the uk cabinet, who doesn't care one jolt about people's livelihoods, and jobs. i think it is shame. like but mrjohnson‘s fellow brexiteers, like the former conservative leader lord howard says, see the big pig that. there were always going to beat spears —— the big picture. we have to focus on the essentials of the situation. the european union wants
the deal is to wait and remember, all of this comes after the interventions of these two yesterday. boris johnson, liam fox and david davis all flexing their muscles in the last 2a hours, fea rful of muscles in the last 2a hours, fearful of a brexit in name only, as they see it. incidentally, the chancellor philip hammond has been making remarks in berlin this lunchtime, saying he is in favour of a collaborative approach to brexit negotiators, not a confrontational one. where does this leave the prime minister? well, where she has been for some time. trying to hold together have cabinet, her party and oui’ together have cabinet, her party and our country. not easy. chris, thank you. chris mason at westminster. there have been sharp exchanges between president trump and other members of the g7 on the eve of the summit. president macron of france has made clear the six other countries in the group will be sticking together in their opposition to us tariffs. president trump warned the eu and canada that if they don't remove their tariffs, the us would more than match them. our diplomatic correspondent, james robbins, reports from quebec.
a chateau hotel in rural quebec — the most peaceful of settings for some of the world's most powerful leaders to meet. but this g7 summit could get noisy. donald trump will be isolated, as traditional american allies denounce his trade measures aimed directly at them. the president says he imposed tariffs on imported metals to protect american jobs and national security. the american steel and aluminium industry has been ravaged by aggressive foreign trade practices. it's really an assault on our country. leaders heading to the summit are angry. president macron of france urged politeness, but reminded donald trump sharply, no leader is forever. and canada's prime minister, the host, openly derides donald trump's reasoning. translation: it is laughable to say that canada, france, can represent a threat to america's
national security, as we are in reality the best allies the united states has had for a long time. but a canadian academic, who has made studying the g7 part of his life's work, urges caution. john kirton told me all was not lost in this very public fight. the prime minister, i don't think, has quite crossed the line where he's said, "donald, you're irrational". he's simply said, "your argument is irrational". canada is looking for solid european support in this fight, welcoming theresa may, who made clear again on the flight here that the american tariffs were unjustified. the prime minister added the uk would continue to be a great champion for free trade around the world. everything is now in place, including the parody puppets who pop up at every g7. the real leaders will soon lock horns with donald trump as to who is the true threat
to jobs and growth. the risk of prolonged trade conflict hangs heavy over this summit. james robbins, bbc news, quebec. our correspondent gary o'donoghue is in quebec city. overnight, some pretty insane to retweet is from the president about tariffs, gary —— insanejury retweet is from the president about tariffs, gary —— insane jury tweets. he hasjust tariffs, gary —— insane jury tweets. he has just tweeted tariffs, gary —— insane jury tweets. he hasjust tweeted in tariffs, gary —— insane jury tweets. he has just tweeted in the last few minutes, jane, saying he is headed up minutes, jane, saying he is headed up here to talk about the long—term and fair trade deals against the united states —— unfair trade deals. he is ratcheting up the pressure and has lashed out against the canadian prime minister overnight, describing prime minister overnight, describing prime minister overnight, describing prime minister trudeau is indignant. he has entered into a twitter spat with the french president, macron, as well. it's not looking like they are trying to sort of paper over
these differences in the next couple of days. indeed, the president is also planning to leave the summit early before they even discuss key areas such as climate change and the pollution of the oceans. it promises to bea pollution of the oceans. it promises to be a little bit of an acrimonious summit, i think. to be a little bit of an acrimonious summit, ithink. and i think to be a little bit of an acrimonious summit, i think. and i think the president is clearly coming to say that he is sticking by his tariffs. the other six countries in the g7 are completely against them. they're going to argue and talk about their retired to rumaysah is. at the end of it, we might not even get a sort of it, we might not even get a sort ofjoint of it, we might not even get a sort of joint communique, which of it, we might not even get a sort ofjoint communique, which we normally get at the end of the g7, some sort of unified message from the industrialised countries. some presidential sources say he is coming into the room swinging. gary o'donoghue in quebec city, thank you. a—90—year—old woman is seriously ill in hospital after being attacked in her home in north—west london. iris warner was found by her son at her home in brent. she's told police a man struck her a number of times in the face. it's not clear whether anything was stolen. simonjones has this report —
and just a warning that there are distressing images from the start. left black and blue, with bruises all over her body. the family of iris warner want people to see these pictures in the hope of catching whoever was responsible. she was found by her son at lunchtime on monday. doctors thought she might not survive, her injuries were so severe. her family say they're shocked and sickened — sentiments shared by the police. this was a horrific assault on her. she has multiple injuries and two bleeds to the brain. the pictures talk for themselves. it is staggering to believe that anybody could think anything could justify attacking this woman in her home. the police are doing what they can to try and catch those responsible so that they are brought to justice. if anybody has any information, please ring the police. iris warner has told police she remembers waking up in bed with a man standing over her. he hit her several times.
it's thought he then ransacked her room. she may have been lying injured for up to two days. neighbours are worried. she's a local, so she used to go down to the sweet shop and buy a newspaper. i used to see her almost every other day. but, yeah, i'm just shocked. i'm absolutely... i'm horrified. it's adding to growing concern about crime in the capital. yesterday, police released this dash cam footage of a robbery on the north circular road in finchley. people in the car threatened by men on mopeds armed with a hammer and a so—called zombie knife. they got away with watches. another attack described by officers as "shocking". following the attack on iris warner, police say they have stepped up patrols in the area. the police remain at the scene, and we've seen officers searching her house for clues. but the police are keen to stress that crimes of this nature are incredibly rare, and they don't want the public to panic. but images like these mean that message is not
always getting through. simonjones, bbc news, brent. nhs workers in england have voted overwhelmingly to accept a three—year pay deal worth 6.5%, say health unions. more than a million nurses, physiotherapists, cleaners and other staff across england will receive it. the agreement, reached after months of negotiation between unions, employers and ministers, was made possible with an extra £42 billion of funding. scotland's first minister nicola sturgeon has warned the uk government that pushing through the brexit bill without the scottish parliament's consent would put the uk into "uncharted" territory. the warning comes as the snp holds its spring conference in aberdeen, as lorna gordon reports. the snp has been in power for 11 years. the party faithful, still full of energy. more than 2,000 expected here at their spring conference in aberdeen.
as always, the question of independence is front and centre — with a heavy dose of brexit in the mix, too. i think it's pretty shameful two years on from the eu referendum, we don't know what's going to replace the customs union, going to replace the single market, they can't even agree a white paper in order to publish that, and, you know, increasingly itjust seems an utter shambles. a lot of what's happening here is focused on internal party politics. a new deputy party leader in keith brown. the message from the team at the top — this snp conference is all about pushing the image of a confident country looking forward, not back. the question for people in scotland is, what kind of changed we want? we want the brexit path that we didn't vote for, that most people think is going to make the country poorer? or do we want to choose a path where surely there are no easy answers, and there are challenges —
there are challenges whatever we do — but it gives us the ability to build a better, stronger, more sustainable economy to tackle inequalities in our society. nicola sturgeon has to balance pressure from delegates here, who want another referendum on independence as soon as possible, with the fact that polling suggests the majority of scots are not convinced. much now pointing to an snp gearing up for another drive to persuade voters that the economics of an independent scotland add up. lorna gordon, bbc news, aberdeen. ageism is the most common form of discrimination in the uk, and the most likely to go unchallenged. that's according to a new report by the royal society for public health, which says many young people believe it's normal for older people to be lonely, unhappy and depressed. richard galpin reports. negative attitudes towards the
elderly are endemic, affecting the health and well—being of everyone as they grow old. these are conclusions of the royal society for public health, which has carried out its own survey. it suggests is almost a third of the population believes loneliness is normal when you get old. while 40% of young adults or millennials aleve dementia is an inescapable part of ageing —— believe dementia. a quarter of them believe dementia. a quarter of them believe it is normalfor elderly people to be depressed and unhappy. those behind today's report say those negative attitudes need changing. we would say negative things around race or sex —— we would not say negative things. but an ageing, it is really surprised how much age is there is. often the media perpetrates a lot of this, of the ageism. it starts it and then it reinforces it, the bed blocking, the ageing time bomb. here, 70 old men
and women have started work again to bring a new interest... but ageism goes back decades. this film from the 1950s typical of the time, when old age was often portrayed as a long slide into irrelevance and decline. amongst the most powerful ways of turning all of this around, oui’ ways of turning all of this around, our projects like this one, which bring together the different generations. strengthen the bonds between them, ending isolation, and proving getting older can also be joyous. richard galpin, bbc news. bathroom. the flat could be a squeeze, with joyous. richard galpin, bbc news. nikolai's girlfriend living here, too. but i match the time is 16 minutes past one. our top story this lunchtime: borisjohnson tells a private dinner the brexit talks are heading for meltdown — and that president trump could negotiate better. and coming up — the radical steps rail users are resorting to to overcome their travel woes.
coming up on bbc news: england's women bid to return to the top of their world cup qualifying group later this afternoon, when they take on russia in moscow. we've heard a lot recently about the enormous problems caused by the new rail timetables to commuters trying to get to work every day. now, the focus is shifting to rural communities also affected by the changes. john maguire has been to the lake district, where one family is going to extraordinary lengths to solve their travel needs. amanda seeds is so fed up with her local train service that she's taking the drastic measure of moving house. she is relocating from the village of staveley to kendall, her local town, where three of her children will go to school. as a parent, the amount of hours that i have
worried about the children, because the trains are cancelled and they're late for school, and they can't get home from school, and so ijust — we're going to relocate. that's that. the irony is that the train line runs across the end of her garden, but there are no trains. is that a station? yeah, that's the beginning of the station, just there. so when the trains were running, sometimes my children would be at home, and they'd see the train go past the house, and they'd set off at that point and run down the street, and they'd always get it. they'd always catch the train that they had just seen. the service was suspended for two weeks on monday, and replaced by buses, as northern rail brought in an emergency timetable in response to the chaos across its network. but amanda says the lakes line has been unreliable since northern took over the franchise two years ago. we've been subjected to cancellation after cancellation up here for months now, all through the winter. and the way that i see it, having experienced years and years of the train being faultless, if northern rail can't provide the service, as they said that they were going to, then as far as i can see, they must be in breach of their contract. they must be.
the suspension of the lakes line real service started on monday for a two—week period, but the fear now is that it could extend to three, possibly even to five, weeks, and the problem there is that that gets perilously close to the beginning of the school holiday summer season — vital for the tourism industry in this part of the lake district. this is the only train running in windermere at the moment. the summer season is well under way here, with visitors from around the world following in wordsworth‘s footsteps, inspired by his pen strokes. but for those working to make hay while the cumbrian sun shines, the lakes line is vital. a year ago we were being promised electrification — new electric trains from windermere to manchester airport for a day.
the suspension of the lakes line real service started on monday that was the promise. roll things on a year, we've now been inscripted as a world heritage site, and we've got a bus replacement. you know, i think that the economy, that the community, and that the visitors to the lake district, to be quite frank, they deserve an awful lot better. there you go. have a good day. cheers — see you later. nice to see you. take care, amanda, see you later. transport is always one of the challenges of rural life, and where the economy is also so dependent on ease of access, then when the system fails, the impact can be deep, widespread, and potentially long—lasting. john maguire, bbc news, in the lake district. the celebrity chef and food writer anthony bourdain has died. he was 61. the us television network cnn, for whom mr bourdain worked, said he had been found dead in his hotel room in france, where he'd been filming an episode of his food and travel—focused
programme parts unknown. cnn said mr bourdain had taken his own life. the telecoms giant bt has announced that its chief executive, gavin patterson, is to step down later this year. the company said the reaction to the recent results showed there's a need for a change of leadership. bt announced last month that it's to cut more than one in ten of its workforce as part of a shake—up. more concerns have been raised about the safety of football fans at the world cup in russia, which begins next week. an estimated 10,000 british supporters are expected to travel to the event, and mps on the foreign affairs committee say they're particularly worried about racist and homophobic intimidation. our sports correspondent, richard conway, reports. the world cup is almost upon us again, but as british fans prepare to travel to russia,
a new report from mps lays out in stark detail the issues they could face there in the coming weeks. mps say russia presents particular risks due to a history of violence by football hooligans, intolerance towards the lgbt community, a history of racist abuse in and around games, the current heightened political tensions with britain — especially in light of the salisbury poisoning — and the threat of terrorist attacks. russia is a very difficult country in which to offer consular protection. you know, the russian state is not like other countries. if fans are, for example, lgbt, or from an ethnic minority, then the russian state has more a history of abusing them than supporting them. in response, the foreign office says it has acted to offer advice to lgbt, black and minority ethnic supporters, but some fans who are going are aware of what potentially awaits. i have to be streetwise. i'm under no illusions that there are some idiots out there in russia who will want to do
damage to people like myself, do damage to england fans in general. so, yes, i do fearfor my safety, however i know there is also good people out there, and i think if you're streetwise hopefully you'll be able to avoid the trouble. it's been a really long process to actually work out whether i should go and whether it's right to go as an lgbt person, and that conversation has had to be had with lgbt russians as well as friends and family who are obviously concerned about my safety. fans are being encouraged to sign up to online foreign office travel alerts, so they can stay informed of developments. ultimately, if the security situation deteriorates, mps say the government must be prepared to act so everyone can safely enjoy the football. richard conway, bbc news. despite those warnings about fans‘ safety, locals in kaliningrad, where england play belgium later this month, say
they want to offer a warm welcome to visitors. wedged between lithuania and poland, kaliningrad is separated from the rest of russia, and has a more european look and feel to it. but, as sarah rainsford's been finding out, fans are still being warned to follow local rules. there is a little bit of england on this russian street. kaliningrad is almost ready to welcome the team here, and crowds of fans. some locals are even taking them into their homes. and shows me the space he has offered an england supporters for free, and from the decor it is not ha rd to free, and from the decor it is not hard to guess why... his visitors should feel quite at home with this bathroom. the flat could be a squeeze, with nikolai's girlfriend living here, too. but on match night, nikolai tells me he doesn't think his guests will be sleeping much anyway. you wanted to
do it forfree sleeping much anyway. you wanted to do it for free because... it is fun. it is not about money, it is about football and friendship. we are not frightening. we don't have bears and guns in every room. kaliningrad was pa rt guns in every room. kaliningrad was part of germany before world war ii, and it still looks and feels quite european in parts, but this exclave is now part of russia, and some in britain still have concerns about at the world cup. this official called fears of racism and homophobia here made up. translation: the main thing of course is to respect the laws and traditions of the country you visit, like any tourism. you follow the customs of the country. there are traces of this city's european past, even here at the local football club. the club currently plays at the oldest ground in russia. they
will inherit this now, after the world cup. kaliningrad's brand—new stadium. that is where nikolai's guests will watch england play. laughter greg's already got his t—shirt. he tells me he's looking forward to trip, that others are not too worried to come to russia. there are a lot of fans sharing what their views may be, and obviously a lot stems from the political events that have gone on —— what their fears may be. certainly that have gone on in the past few months. it didn't faze me one bit. i think the world cup is going to be great. you want to have far to going to be great. you want to have farto go going to be great. you want to have far to go from this post was my flat. the world cup will be right on the doorstop. sarah rainsford, bbc news, kaliningrad. the premier league will have a two—week mid—season
break every february, starting in the 2019—20 season. the football association has agreed to move the fa cup fifth round to midweek and scrap replays, while one round of the premier league will now be straddled over two weekends. the changes bring the premier league into line with other leading divisions around europe. now, when you eat a bowl of mussels, you expect to be eating seafood, but researchers say they found tiny pieces of plastic in all the samples of mussels they collected from uk seawaters and bought from supermarkets. researchers from the universities of hull and london say more work is needed to understand the implications of digesting the microplastic. here's our environment analyst, roger harrabin. the mighty oceans. nature at its most pristine. but, looks can deceive. human pollution is everywhere. including in shellfish like mussels. these creatures feed by filtering seawater.
in the process, they're ingesting tiny bits of human debris. every 100 grams of mussels tested in this study contained an estimated 70 bits of waste. scientists suggest that consumption of micro—plastics and other waste by british people eating mussels is likely to be common and widespread. here's the source of many of the fragments of waste — our own washing machines. when we put clothes in the wash, small fibres break off and wriggle their way through the sewage filters into the sea. in a nutshell, if you like, we were able to find small microparticles — so these could be micro—plastics or other types of materials, perhaps textiles — inside every single batch of mussels we found, whether they came from the coastline or from a supermarket source. the big question for seafood lovers and the shellfish industry is whether mussels are still good to eat. researchers say there shouldn't be any problem with eating mussels. they say they need more tests to be absolutely sure. but frankly, if some people think
that they may be eating the fibres of someone else's clothing in their meal, they may not be so keen. meanwhile, at the bottom of the ocean, scientists are still finding the effects of bigger bits of plastic rubbish. this blue tarpaulin. a whole bagfull of plastic waste. a crab brandishing a plastic weapon. more plastic smothering sealife. world leaders meeting in the g7 have the oceans on their agenda. but, as usual in these summits, more attention will fall on politics than on the planet. roger harrabin, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. here's tomasz schafernaker. as we approach the weekend, houses looking? i think it is looking promising, not bad at all. i think most of us will have a fine weekend. lots of sunshine on the way, however there is a risk of showers and some
of them could be quite heavy tomorrow across parts of scotland and parts of northern ireland, but most of us hopefully will escape the worst of the showers. on a not so positive note, the pollen levels are higher, so not all singing and dancing as far as the weekend is concerned. there are some angry looking clouds to the south across spain, portugal and france, looking clouds to the south across spain, portugaland france, some thunderstorms across europe brewing, and of course we will have some of our own over the weekend with heavy showers. in the short term, as and this evening are concerned, not bad at all. there are a few showers bring their across scotland, one or two in northern ireland, but out this evening they should be in the teens orjust over 20 degrees in the south or bigger cities —— in the high teens. a bit of cloud close to the north sea coast there.