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hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm sarah mulkerrins. your headlines tonight. sophiejones says she's quitting football after being banned for five games for racially abusing tottenham's renee hector the prime minister while playing for sheffield united, asks the european union to delay brexit untiljune 30th and blames mps for hampering the process. something jones strongly denies as she prepares to travel to brussels tomorrow for an eu summit, theresa may said it's been described as a game she was on the side of british changer, barclays agree a multi—million sponsorship deal people who are tired with the women's super league of the whole process. we will now not leave on time wales leave it late — ben woodburn saves their blushes with a deal on the 29th of march. against trinidad and tobago this delay is a matter of great personal regret for me. she made herformal request for a delay today — the eu says it could agree but only if mps finally back the prime minister's brexit deal. but with theresa may still finding her deal out of reach in parliament, we start with the news that she pictured herself against mps, in sophiejones has been banned for five games after being found guilty of racially abusing tottenham player renee hector, the hope the public will be on her while playing for sheffield united.
side. we'll have more from westminster and brussels as time and patience runs out. anti racism group kick it out says verdicts like this underline also tonight... the importance of calling out mozambique consumed by water after a devastating discrimination tropical cyclone — tens of thousands have wherever it is heard". lost their homes. the death toll is unknown. jones though maintains her innocence and says she's quitting football following the decision. our reporter tanya arnold explains the first funerals for the victims of the christchurch mosque attacks — as new zealand's prime minister calls for a global how we got to this point. fight to root out racist right—wing ideology. images on instagram that will back on january, will back onjanuary, the played a glamorise and encourage championship match later that eating disorders — particularly among the young — evening, she went on social media to psychiatrists warn it's "spiralling out of control". say that she had received this from and a landmark moment for women's football as ba rclays announce the first multi—million—pound sponsorship deal for the women's super league. an opposition player, they and coming up on sportsday investigated and she was charged on bbc news... yesterday, there was an independent sheffield united's sophiejones has panel to hear the case, jones was been banned for five games after being found guilty of racially abusing tottenham found guilty and given a five month player renee hector. band, and they have literally terminated her contract because of the incident, despite six
good evening. the prime minister has tonight addressed the nation from downing street, after she formally asked the eu for a short brexit delay — untiljune the 30th. she said the uk would not now be leaving the eu with a deal next friday, which for her was a matter of great personal regret. theresa may blamed mps for not delivering a brexit deal on time. the president of the eu council, donald tusk, said a short delay to brexit should be possible — but only if mps finally back theresa may's deal. the prime minister travels to brussels tomorrow under intense pressure from all sides. our political editor, laura kuenssberg, reports. what is really going on in there? grappling with what officialdom admits isa grappling with what officialdom admits is a genuine crisis for the
country. the prime minister's statement asking to delay brexit delayed slightly itself. and what felt like a solitary moment, aimed at us all. this delay is a matter of great personal regret for me, and of this i am absolutely sure. you, the public, have had enough. you are tired of the infighting, the political games and arcane procedural rows. tired of mps talking about nothing else but brexit. i passionately hope mps will find a way to back the deal i've negotiated with the eu. a deal that delivers on the result of the referendum and is the very best deal negotiable. two former ministers immediately chose the word delusional to describe her statement as she walked away. even before her podium moment, the eu had been on their own platform, saying yes to a
short delay, but with a big if...” believe a short extension would be possible, but it will be conditional oi'i possible, but it will be conditional ona possible, but it will be conditional on a positive vote on the withdrawal agreement in the house of commons. y‘rggrggre! ire 95.2 hag-2.2 52! 5222215315: . the cabinet‘s not even united on how to press pause. they clashed how long the country ought to wait for brexit. her top team at odds, so what hope does the prime minister have of getting parliament on side? this place voted for delay, but not her version. as prime minister, as prime minister... order! i am not prepared to delay brexit any further than the 30th ofjune. prepared to delay brexit any further than the 30th ofjune. at moments today she struggled to keep a grip. the outcome of a long extension would be endless hours and days of this house... this house carrying on
contemplating its naval on europe and failing to address the issues that matter to our constituents. this house has it's not mac —— has indulged itself in europe for too long. that provoked calls to resign. she was furious, but so were they. people, mr speaker, all over this country, are anxious and frustrated with this government's absolute utter inability to find a way through the crisis. if the prime minister cannot get changes to her deal, will she give the people a chance to reject the deal and change the government? in the national interest i begged this prime minister to think again. get brexiteers pulling her in the other direction, saying leave next week, whatever. prime minister, it is entirely down to you. history will judge you at this moment. prime minister, which is it to be? when
will she develop a backbone and stand up to those that would take this nation to disaster? is one of her ministers said this morning, referencing another feeble prime minister, weak, weak, weak. scion i i can't see why we are doing it... the prime minister seems to pit yourself against parliament. her patience is running out. she has failed, and! patience is running out. she has failed, and i think there are now big questions over whether she should be allowed to carry on, because there are a growing number of people who think it is time to move on. i have of people who think it is time to move on. l have never of people who think it is time to move on. i have never felt more ashamed to be a member of the conservative party, or to be asked to lend her support. she spent most of hertime to lend her support. she spent most of her time castigating the house for its misconduct. at no stage did she pause to consider whether it is in fact the way she is leading this government which might be contributing to this situation. but if there solution is in bringing the
parts together, it is far off. came outjust parts together, it is far off. came out just exasperated parts together, it is far off. came outjust exasperated because she simply does not see the reality, she does not recognise the house of commons has voted her deal down twice. it wasn't very satisfactory, but it was clarity. we are just going round and round in circles. and jeremy corbyn walked out when he realised one of the mps who had quit his party was there. of all the other representatives from opposition groups, they agreed to meet, no problem, but he had a problem with it, which i don't think is the kind of behaviour people expect from the leader of the opposition. labour said number ten couldn't manage its meetings properly, but what is working properly, but what is working properly around here right now? not the machine around the political —— prime minister, nor our political parties, nor parliament, leaving us to watch on. studio: laura kuenssberg is in
westminster. what has been the response to her address to the nation? some are scratching their heads and thinking, what was that about, some mps is an eye on site, and some saying it was toxic and disgraceful the way she tried to pit yourself against parliament and basically say, it is not me, it is the —— some mps are onside. saying it is them holding this up and creating all of this mess. there certainly was not much display of any humility for her role in the process , any humility for her role in the process, and her many critics inside and outside the tory party would say it is her style of leadership that has also contributed very significantly to the moment we are in now. but, in terms of what happens next, number ten are adamant what she wanted to do tonight was expressed directly to the public, very clearly, that she would not allow us to be any situation as a country where three years after we had voted to leave the eu we are
still inside. she would not tolerate that situation. it was not, as i understand it, a direct threat to say she would quit if we ended up in that place, but she was trying to draw a line and send a very strong message to you and me, but in terms of how that stacks up support for her deal, well, she hopes again to try to get it through next week, but the early signs are it might not have made very much difference and could even have put something back the way. that said, it is so the braille and fast—moving, so fluid, that what mps say hour by hour and of course what it said in brussels in the next 48 hours have a bearing so much on what happens when the doubt comes back to the commons next week. laura, thank you. let's go to brussels right now. katya adler, our europe editor, is in brussels. the prime minister is expected there tomorrow. what kind of reaction will she get from the 27 other eu
leaders? firstly, tonight, eu capitals are in a very sombre mood. eight days away from brexit they and a very real prospect of a no deal brexit, something the prime minister and eu leaders have said they do not want, staring everyone in the face. today started in utter confusion here with brussels waiting and waiting, and waiting, for and expect a letter from the prime minister asking for a delay for brexit. by the time it finally arrived it was too late for a number of eu leaders including angela merkel to speak to their national parliaments about it as they did before an eu summit. in that scramble, donald tusk, the eu council president, tried to take the lead, and he said there would be no short delay, and there are disagreements here as to how long that would be, unless theresa may's brexit deal is approved by parliament next week. but, sophie, his is not the final word, which is why tomorrow is so important. the
final decision will be taken by all 27 eu leader matts, and it has to be a unanimous decision, and they will try to take it after an intervention by the premise to —— 27 eu leaders. a lot is riding on her words tomorrow and her past performances at the eu summit have not gone down well with her european audience, but it is not even necessarily the end of the road, even if parliament rejects her brexit deal next week. if both sides think it is a good idea, if eu leaders i agree they could still hold an emergency brexit summit next thursday, 24 hours before we are scheduled to leave the european union. katya adler in brussels, laura kuenssberg in westminster, thank you. aid agencies are struggling to reach survivors of the tropical cyclone that has battered south—eastern africa. communications are down, roads are cut off and some communities completely inaccessible.
the storm has left hundreds of people dead and thousands more homeless across mozambique, zimbabwe and malawi. the british red cross is warning that the situation is set to become even more challenging, with heavy rain predicted in the coming days. our africa editor, fergal keane, reports from the port city of beira in mozambique. the water consumes the land. homes, belongings, and lives. this is 15 miles from the coast, but has become an inland sea. today, as the rain cleared, we were able to fly over one part of the flooded interior. over people waiting for food, water and medical aid. so much water has fallen,
continues to fall here since the cyclone struck. we don't know yet how many people died down there but it is known that tens of thousands have lost their homes and the race is on now to get people to safety, to get food and medical supplies to where they are needed. this was the town of buzi. population — more than 170,000, wading through the floods to the upper floors of buildings or any patch of dry ground. some sought refuge in the stands of the stadium. here, crowded onto a bridge. it leads to a cathedral, one of many buildings battered by the cyclone. others have camped on roofs. hundreds have already been rescued from here but many more are still in desperate need. nearby, we stopped on an island of higher ground, where south african military helicopters were delivering aid. this single white tent represents the international aid community. 100 more are needed and expected, so many people have taken refuge here. what is striking is
the dignity and weariness. this situation is very, very serious. there is trouble here, you can say we are in trouble. it's a dangerous situation because the people are dying because of this flood. but those on the dry land are the lucky ones. this man was saved from a precarious refuge above the water. international rescue teams are now stepping up their operations, flying whenever the weather relents. on the ground, survivors are given what comfort is available. fresh water is the first, most basic need. in the city of beira, the thousands who have lost their homes are being sheltered in schools and churches,
in the few buildings that are largely undamaged. six days since the storm struck, there is severe overcrowding and even in the city, a serious scarcity of food. this woman was lucky to get a small supply of rice. translation: help! we are suffering here. help mozambique. here in beira we are in a very bad way, very bad. we have no water, no food, or houses. a few days ago they lived productive lives, growing their own food. it's not their habit to plead to the world for help. but they desperately need it. fergal keane, bbc news, beira. funerals for victims of the gun attacks at two mosques in new zealand have been taking place in christchurch. 50 people were killed and dozens more injured in last friday's deadly shootings in the city. the prime minister, jacinda ardern,
has told the bbc there needs to be a global fight to root out racist right—wing ideology which she says is notjust a specific problem in new zealand. from christchurch, clive myrie sent this report. above christchurch, the rising sun illuminates a day of mourning. with a lonely flag at half mast, a portent of events to come. an open casket threads its way through a crowd, bearing a body in a white shroud. at last, the victims of the mosque shootings are finding peace. this journey will be made 50 times. the grave—diggers have much work to do. so, too, the survivors, now desperate to exorcise memories of the attacks.
nathan smith, here on the right with a friend, is originally from poole in dorset. a convert to islam, he now lives in christchurch and was at prayer when the gunman struck. you heard bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang! and it was relentless. but it wasn't right in the room. it was, like... people were looking at each other. to be honest, i thought it was firecrackers. i thought maybe electrical problems or something. 50 people dead... the bodies were stacked on top of each other, people just falling. the windows going out. i can't explain it. i can't explain... how i got out, i don't know. outside the mosque where nathan cheated death, the reconciliation of strangers. and the burden of fostering this unity nationwide after the shootings rests on slender but strong shoulders. i happen to be the prime minister of a particularly peaceful nation. you know, how could this happen
here, to us and to this community? but it did happen here. anti—immigrant, anti—muslim sentiment is hardening. housing shortages are blamed on newcomers by some in her own party. and elements within her ruling coalition see immigrants as even a threat to rural life. but jacinda ardern says the fight against prejudice isn'tjust local. we still have a responsibility to weed it out where it exists and make sure that we never create an environment where it can flourish, but i would make that a global call. what new zealand experienced here was violence brought against us by someone who grew up and learned their ideology somewhere else. she's facing the toughest test of her political career, soothing a nation traumatised by extreme violence. but charisma and an ability to strike just the right tone
in a moment of national mourning has endeared her to new zealanders and many around the world. how do you bring this community back together? this was a community that was, by and large, already together. myjob is to ensure its not shattered apart. clive myrie, bbc news, in christchurch. increases in the cost of food and alcohol helped to push inflation higher last month. the rate of price changes, measured using the consumer prices index, rose to i.9%. that's up from 1.8% injanuary. but the office for national statistics says house prices are rising at their slowest rate for almost six years. cockpit recordings have revealed that the pilots of a boeing 737 max which crashed off indonesia last year had been scouring the aircraft's manual minutes before the plane hit the water. the captain and first officer were unable to find out how to stop the aircraft nose—diving.
all 189 people on board died. boeing grounded the aircraft model worldwide last week after a similar accident in ethiopia, in which 157 people were killed. a un war crimes court has rejected an appeal by the former bosnian serb leader, radovan karadzic, and increased his sentence to life in prison. judges said the original 40—year sentence had "underestimated" his " responsibility for the most grave crimes" committed during the bosnian war, in the 1990s. the atrocities included the genocide in srebrenica, where karadzic‘s army killed thousands of muslim men and boys. a bbc investigation has found extreme material encouraging and glamorising eating disorders on instagram. children are using the social media platform to swap disturbing images of weight loss and share advice on how to make their illnesses more extreme. the royal college of psychiatrists says the problem is "spiralling out of control". last month, instagram pledged
to remove all graphic images of self harm — the move prompted by our reports about the death of molly russell — her family say she took her own life after viewing graphic content on the platform. you may find some of angus crawford's report distressing. a secret world of harm. i close my eyes and i can see them, images i'll never, everforget. promoting illnesses that can kill. the fact that i did have instagram, it fuelled the eating disorder. i was dying. if it hadn't been for immediate treatment, yes, i wouldn't be sat here today. but jodie has recovered and is thriving, the memory of the illness pushing her to help others. i love this one here... with her mum julie, using their instagram account to offer advice and to fight back against the damaging content they find there. i show them that it's possible. the pictures on there were so graphic, ofjust
skin and bones, really, and anorexia would make you believe that actually you're bigger than that, you need to be like that. and instagram reinforced that, with the comments of "i feel so fat" all over these posts. but it's notjust about the images. we uncovered a world of extreme diets and content promoting aggressive weight loss. some instagram users post their target or goal weight, dangerously low. it's a secretive community built around the illness. i think it's deeply worrying and, to some extent, the situation is spiralling out of control, because there's so much out there, how to be a better anorexic, tips and tricks to be better at having an eating disorder, so it is sinister. it can be dangerous. even more disturbing, look at this. instagram users searching for so—called ana—buddies to help them make their illness more extreme. we found this conversation — like many others, a child wanting other children to fast with.
"i can't do it alone," she says. and there's a stream of replies. # i'm a bird... meet roseanne. likejodie, she spent months in hospital. just having my whole life taken over by my eating disorder. i just felt lost and hopeless. and, likejodie, she's recovered. the fact that i did have instagram, it fuelled the eating disorder... she says instagram played a major part in her illness, too. even on the ward, the platform bombarded her with recommendations for more harmful content. for me, it was the algorithms that weren't helping, at all. i'd just get all these suggestions of kind of weight loss hashtags or hashtags thatjust really weren't very helpful. itjust made it easier and, in a way, kind of tempting
to look at it again, and tempting to dip my foot back into the eating disorder world. instagram insists it is taking the problem seriously, directing users to helplines, banning certain hashtags, spotting harmful activity. in a statement, it said... jodie and her mum, julie, are still scarred by what anorexia did to their family. you and dad look so tired. we were shattered. there is a lot of worry. in part, they blame instagram, and are now demanding change. please, just close all these awful sites down, get rid of the hashtags, get rid of the negativity there. it should be a safe space, it should be a happy place, and it certainly isn't either. angus crawford, bbc news.
if you are feeling emotionally distressed and would like details of organisations which offer advice and support with eating disorders, go online to bbc.co.uk/actionline or you can call for free, at any time, to hear recorded information on 0800 066 066. google has received a £1.3 billion fine from the european commission for blocking rival online search advertisers. the company has been accused of abusing its market dominance by restricting third—party websites from displaying search ads from its competitors. the fine is the third penalty the company has received in the past two years from the european commission, with an overall bill of over £7 billion. google says it is making a range of changes to address the concerns. the football association is calling it a landmark moment for women's football — barclays bank has announced it has become the first sponsor of the women's super league. the three—year partnership
is understood to be worth more than £10 million and includes a prize money pot of £500,000. the super league is europe's only fully professional domestic female football competition with 11 teams. our sports correspondent natalie pirks reports. female footballers have been proving for years now that they've got the talent — theyjust needed a big brand to back them. and chelsea are certainly going to be the champions now! today's news is reason to celebrate. it was something that has been needed in the women's game for so long. even when i was playing, i was hoping a big brand would come on board, and help promote and develop the women's game. and obviously now, it's happened, finally happened. the women's super league is europe's only fully professional women's league, but some clubs are cash—strapped. this announcement means they will receive prize money for the first time. we are setting the tone, the trend, the way in the world. it has always been about america. sorry, they lag behind us.
the interest in the game is growing, and i can't see anybody getting in the way of england becoming the best place in the world to play football. there's still some way to go, though. this deal, which starts next season, is estimated to be worth £10 million over three years. now, the last time the men's game got an equivalent amount was way back in 1993. and, when it comes to wages, it's a similar tale. england's women's captain, steph houghton, reportedly earns around £65,000 a year, whilst the men's captain, harry kane, well, he supposedly takes home more than £10 million annually. it's great for me to be here to see so many girls playing... some of this cash will go towards getting girls to play more football in schools, investment that is crucial to ensure a talent pipeline for england teams of the future. it's hoped, with a world cup looming, a new audience will learn that football is not just a job for the boys. natalie pirks, bbc news.