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hello this is bbc news. the headlines: the prime minister admits she still has no majority for her brexit agreement, but she tells mps that no new vote on the prime minister's brexit deal for now — approving her deal as she tells parliament there's is still the best way to avoid a no—deal brexit. still not enough support for it. but theresa may tells mps it is with great regret that i have she believes her deal had to conclude that as things stand there is still not sufficient is the only way forward — and discussions will continue to get support in the house to bring back the deal for a third enough support to win a third vote. meaningful vote. in the us, democrats it is with great regret that i have call for the full report into whether there was collusion to conclude that as things stand there is still not sufficient support in the house to bring back the deal between the trump campaign and for a third meaningful vote, russia to be published, after a summary of the document clears him. protests about the teaching of lgbt mr speaker, the government's approach to brexit has now become a rights at some primary national embarrassment. tonight mps will now decide schools in birmingham — whether to take matters but the woman who runs this one says into their own hands — by holding a series of votes she won't be resigning. on possible ways forward. also tonight... protests about the teaching of lgbt measles cases on the rise — calls for action to combat fake rights at some primary schools in birmingham, but the woman who runs this one says she won't be resigning. in school they need to be educated about the law of the land
and at home they can follow their religion and that is fine, the two sit together. the prince of wales is in cuba for the first ever official royal trip to the communist country. with the number of measles cases on the rise — calls for action to combat fake information on social media about the mmrjab, # sun ain't gonna shine any more...#. and tributes to the singer songwriter scott walker who's died at the age of 76. and coming up on bbc news... sterling work. england's opening was 5—star, but this could be harder — it's montenegro for southgate‘s side. good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. after days of intense discussions and negotiations with mps,
theresa may has told parliament she still does not have enough support to win a third vote on her brexit deal. but she said she would continue to try to get enough backing for it to stage a vote by the end of the week. if she fails, the uk has until april the 12th to come up with a different approach or to leave the eu without a deal. she told mps this afternoon that now was a moment of decision — her deal, no deal or what she called a slow brexit. here's our political editor laura kuenssberg. ministers arriving in the most exclusive car park in britain, another date when the cabinet holds up another date when the cabinet holds upfor another date when the cabinet holds up for several hours, meant to be deciding a future but their marriage maybe not that much new to say. will the commons have more of a say on brexit? does the cabinet agree on anything? there was a brighter mood around the place for those hoping
the government could crack on. around the place for those hoping the government could crack onli think we will deliver brexit but there will be no other attempt, not today or tomorrow. there is still not sufficient support in the house to bring back the dealfor a third vote. and languages shifting, no talk of living without a deal but her brexit, no or slow brexit. u nless her brexit, no or slow brexit. unless this house agrees to it, no deal will not happen, no brexit must not happen and a slow brexit which extends article 50 beyond the 22nd of may is not a brexit that will bring the british people together. but labour and many tories tonight will opt for this place to be given a vote on many different versions of brexit. it is time for parliament to work together to agree on a plan b. if she is brave the prime minister would help to facilitate this, if not parliament must send a clear message in the coming days. i hope where the government has failed that
this house can and will succeed. remember that the prime minister has already had a plan chucked out twice. can see — can she and her exhausted team tennis around? people right across the uk do not think that she can deliver. prime minister, time is up. this isjust some psychodrama in the tory party and everything, every time i think the prime minister has duty, she disappoints me. brexiteers, some frustrated on a march through nottinghamshire today, are more and more angry. she hasjust put the final torpedo into her own deal and any real prospect of brexit. and her statement will represent the most shameful surrender. the importance of this agreement to delivering brexit and also to the unity of the united kingdom is such that we will not be used in any scare tactics to
push this through. there's so little faith in the air in the prime minister and a plan that tonight mps will vote on a whole different range of options including giving themselves a formal role out of this maze with an idea for a so indicative votes. when i would indicate a preferred form of a different kind of brexit. but after so different kind of brexit. but after so long and with such a mess and so little resolution, no surprise that some believe the resolution could be the prime minister going. there is touted to replace one day still urging loyalty now. we need to make sure we leave the european union in an orderly fashion and that means supporting the prime minister. what now is possible may never be as many as the government needs. so, later this evening mps are expected to vote on a proposal to hold a series of votes — called indicative votes — on possible next steps for brexit. it remains to be seen
what alternatives mps will be asked to vote on, but the options could include: another vote on theresa may's brexit deal. negotiating a close future relationship with the eu after brexit, where the uk keeps close economic ties. holding another referendum, offering the public the chance to vote again on whether they want to leave or remain. revoking article 50 so that we effectively cancel brexit and remain in the eu. or leaving the eu with no deal at all. the votes would not be binding, but they may give a better idea of what parliament may support going forward. let's return to laura kuenssberg, our political editor. the mps will vote on whether to help these indicative votes this evening, how significant could this be?m might be an important night as you suggest, the government has been trying for a long time to get a compromise that took them a long time to work their way through with
the eu through parliament and just not getting far enough. so there has been growing frustration from mps and they do have this cunning wheeze and they do have this cunning wheeze and we expect that they will vote to give themselves a more formal role to suggest a way forward. that said, the government is nervous about this because they do not want parliament to formally take control of this process. and also there is a very real possibility that even if they have a range of options, try before you buy, if you like it, that none of them will actually get a majority in and of themselves. so expect parliament to say we want to try to ta ke parliament to say we want to try to take control, we want to have more ofa take control, we want to have more of a say in getting a firmer idea to the government of what might be acceptable. but it is perfectly possible that this will not give a clear route out of this mess. the results of the vote would force the government, would not force it to do anything but it is another date for the balance is tipping further
towards mps in parliament and further away from theresa may he'll remember, is in a very sticky political predicament. and she is losing support inside her own party as well as long gone from the benches opposite. the woman in charge of a primary school in birmingham says she won't resign following protests by parents about the teaching of lgbt rights there. five schools in the city have now stopped the no outsiders programme which is being taught in hundreds of schools in england. it focuses on equality, and diversity and covers same sex relationships. but there've been a number of protests in birmingham by parents who say their religions "don't accept" homosexuality. sima kotecha reports. it's been going on for ten weeks now. parkfield school under pressure to scrap the controversial no outsiders programme. hundreds of parents, many of muslim faith, don't want their children to be taught about same—sex couples. now for the first time,
the woman in charge of the school has publicly spoken about her views. what parents tell their children at home is up to them. there are some fantastic families round here and whatever way they want to bring their children up is fine. but in school they need to be educated to the law of the land and at home they can follow their religion, and that's fine. the two sit together. so here we have mumma, mammy and me, and this is a lovely book of cartoons... no outsiders has temporarily been suspended. it involves teaching children about same—sex relationships through cartoon characters in storybooks. but some people believe homosexuality to be morally wrong. weekly protests here continue. with some parents questioning the chief executive's motives and calling for her resignation. there are some parents who are convinced that you are islamophobic. what would you say to those parents? not at all. why would i come here and work in this school?
i chose the school when i moved over from leicester and it was an amazing school. it's very clear from the parents that i've spoken to that they want you gone, that they don't trust you, they don't feel that you are able to control the school. it isn't the time for a change of leadership at all. there so much i know about the way no outsiders has been introduced, there is so much trust i have within the college, and i still feel out there in the community. it is time for us to carry on working together. but they don't trust you. they don't trust me presently, but i hope to rekindle the social capital that i did invest in through bridging out into the community. i think that can come back. and why would i want to leave parkfield ? later this week parkfield has its first meeting with the government and the parents, with the hope they can find a way forward. sima kotecha, bbc news, birmingham. cardiff city football club is claiming the deal to buy emiliano sala from nantes for £15 million wasn't
legally binding. the bluebirds are refusing to make interim payments for the striker, who died in a plane crash in january. cardiff will tell fifa that conditions for completion of the deal were not fulfilled and sala wasn't registered as a premier league player. nantes claim the required paperwork was completed. the biggest fraud trial in british history has got under way at the high court. the american firm hewlett packard is suing the former boss of the software company autonomy for more than five billion dollars. mike lynch is accused of misrepresenting the finances of autonomy before hp bought it in 2011. he denies the charge. the prince of wales and the duchess of cornwall are in cuba — on the first ever official trip by royals to the communist country. they've been taking a tour of the capital havana, in what's being seen as an effort by britain to develop closer links. our royal correspondent nicholas witchell sent this report. well ordered, it wasn't. the first encounter
between the communist heart of old havana and the first british royal to visit this marxist leninist island which has been so long in the shadows, was well, just a touch on the chaotic side. of course, you might think that charles, prince of wales, hereditary monarch in waiting would bejust the sort of person that any old style cuban communist would have little time for. but times are changing. cuba is more and more looking outwards and the british foreign office has sent charles and his wife with the message that the door is open to much warmer times. —— ties. though there were moments this morning when that message was getting a little bit lost. chaos or no chaos, there is an awful lot of chaos here this morning, as you can see, this is where royal visits really can come into their own. royals don't do discussions about the tricky things like human rights but what royal visits can do is act as a catalyst, as a focus and encouragement to better relations. things are moving on,
it is 60 years now since the communist revolution in cuba which bought fidel castro to power and which exposed cuba to western and especially american hostility. fidel handed over to his brother raul into 2008. but now the castro era is over. the president came to paris last year and the economic and other reforms are gathering momentum gradually. in sending camilla and charles to appreciate keeper for themselves the british government is offering what it hopes will be an encouraging sign that the uk wants to engage more fully with cuba. it will irritate the white house of donald trump but the attitude for britain isjust, donald trump but the attitude for britain is just, that donald trump but the attitude for britain isjust, that isjust donald trump but the attitude for britain is just, that is just too bad. our top story this evening... theresa may says there won't be another vote on her brexit deal, because it doesn't have enough support. but she hopes to hold a third
meaningful vote by friday. and still to come... apple tries to take a bite out of netflix and amazon prime as it launches its own subscription film and tv service. coming up on sportsday on bbc news... boxed off, casey holds on to win on the pga tour as he prepares for next month's masters. almost a thousand people got measles in the uk last year, the highly infectious viral illness that can sometimes lead to serious health complications. many of them were children. meanwhile, the number of parents giving their children the mmr vaccine continues to fall. the uk's most senior doctor is linking a lot of it on misinformation that's circulated on social media. professor dame sally davies say the nhs must take a more modern approach to fighting the fake information that's out there. our health correspondent, catherine burns, reports.
the 20th century was called the golden age of immunisation, but then, as now, parents were exposed to anti—vaccine messages. then, as now, parents were exposed to anti-vaccine messages. they were talking about the danger of it.|j wa nt talking about the danger of it.|j want other people to see how it goes before i give my child as a guinea pit} before i give my child as a guinea pig. but what has changed is where pa rents pig. but what has changed is where parents now see this kind of material. recently the royal society for public health warned social media is helping to spread misleading and dangerous information about vaccines, further and faster than ever before. public health officials are trying to get their message heard, often with leaflets like this explaining the benefits of vaccination. but in a recent report at mansion social media just twice. no professional bodies representing gps and paediatricians are calling for a fresh approach to cut through fa ke for a fresh approach to cut through fake news about vaccines online.
some fears about the mmr vaccine date back to 1998 when a doctor called andrew wakefield link to, wrongly, with autism. that view has been completely discredited. but 21 yea rs on been completely discredited. but 21 years on the impact continues. the number of parents getting their children vaccinated has dropped. health officials say we need 95% to have the mmr vaccine to protect the public. but at 77% rates are below that target. meanwhile, there has been a 30% spike in measles around the world. last year there were almost 1000 cases in england. we have got to start making sure we are out there. people listen to celebrities, maybe we will have to work with celebrities, but many of them get the science as well. we will have to look at how we can communicate and see if we can be a bit more modern. there are some exa m ples of
bit more modern. there are some examples of good science on social media. and sites like youtube and facebook say they are trying to reduce the ranking of false information about vaccines. that was a month before i got measles. jane sta nton a month before i got measles. jane sta nto n has a month before i got measles. jane stanton has retired early because of her health. it started 30 years ago when she got measles. it left her with scar tissue on her brain and she has had epilepsy ever since.- months ago i ended up in three or four inches comas, one for every week. measles has made my life hell. i would hate anyone else to go through that. just for a simple injection. but others are going through it. the world health organization has named vaccine hesitancy as one of the greatest global threats of the year. catherine burns, bbc news.
israel says it has begun carrying out strikes on hamas targets in the gaza strip, hours after a palestinian rocket hit a house north of tel aviv. the israeli military blamed hamas, which controls gaza, for the launch of the rocket that hit a home in mishmeret, injuring seven people. they said 12 targets were hit in gaza in response. president trump says people who have done evil things will have to be looked up following the conclusion ofa looked up following the conclusion of a two—year probe into russian interference in the 2016 election. a report yesterday cleared mr trump and his campaign of colluding with moscow, but stopped short of exonerating him of avoiding justice. there will be some nervous people at there tonight. what we have got at the moment is the white house on a victory lap, that are celebrating what they see is the complete exoneration of
donald trump last night. we have donald trump last night. we have donald trump last night. we have donald trump talking about the treasonous behaviour of other people. the democratic party do not see it like that. please still think there are questions to answer on the issue about obstruction ofjustice, so they will carry on with it. but their calculations on what will happen in 2020 have been upended by the publication this report. he hoped they would be fighting a weakened, scandal hit president. instead they have got an emboldened one. the trump allies have been talking about how the state attempted a coup over the past two yea rs. attempted a coup over the past two years. they have sated some in the fbi, many in the media and the democratic party. what you have at the moment is donald trump who is feeling vindicated and may be looking for vengeance. the next few months may not be pretty. the technology giant apple has unveiled its own tv and film subscription service as it tries to boost profits after
flagging iphone sales. already signed up with commissioned programming are a—list names such as steven spielberg, oprah winfrey and jennifer aniston. but apple face tough competition by the likes of netflix who already have more than 130 million subscribers globally. our media editor amol rajan reports. his big launch is under way at the moment and the service is part of a much bigger one. this is apple's biggest shift in strategy for over a decade. we have always thought of it asa decade. we have always thought of it as a hardware and software company. todayit as a hardware and software company. today it is all about beefing up the service offer. there is a new music subscription service that is coming to the uk later this year. they are launching a credit card, and a gaming service. but the big thing is this new film and tv service, apple tv plus. this is an attempt to provide a rival to netflix. it will be different because the focus will be different because the focus will be on quality rather than quantity.
why are they getting into this game? one thing is the iphone growth is starting to slow down because of fears of a trade war with china. but also they think the global news and entertainment industry is so vast they might as well get into it. we have seen the emergence of the attention economy where there is a warfor our attention economy where there is a war for our attention getting going on. with people addicted to iphone they think they could do well in that game. network boss once joked his biggest rival sleep, and apple might be running them a close second. decorated stuffed with drugs have been found inside a prison in shaftesbu ry. have been found inside a prison in shaftesbury. the prison service as this is the first time rats have been used this way. it is the kind of security designed to keep people
in and goods out. here at guy's marsh prison in dorset that security has now been breached by this, dead rats. three of them were stuffed with everything from drugs to mobile phones. the items were sewn into the bodies of the rats. they found space, cannabis, five mobile phones with their chargers and three sim cards. it is thought the rats were thrown over this perimeter fence which measures about 20 feet high. the prison service says it is the first recorded case of rats being used in this way. guy's marsh is a category three gel, and home to about 400 inmates. prison officers say the use of rats permit carcasses asa say the use of rats permit carcasses as a containerfor say the use of rats permit carcasses as a container for smuggling say the use of rats permit carcasses as a containerfor smuggling is one more challenge for staff. the list of items are usually hidden and dead
pigeons, tennis balls, golf balls, socks, filled with illicit items. it isa socks, filled with illicit items. it is a regular occurrence and it is the first time i have known for it to be ina the first time i have known for it to be in a dead rat, but i have known dead pigeons before. these are exa m ples of known dead pigeons before. these are examples of objects being thrown overfences examples of objects being thrown over fences from otherjails. examples of objects being thrown overfences from otherjails. drones have also been used to airlift goods into prisons. this is where contraband into prisons. this is where contra band is currency. into prisons. this is where contraband is currency. despite the kinds of patrols we filmed today at guy's marsh prison, the use of rats promo bodies shows the lengths inmates and their outside contacts will go to keep this trade flowing. duncan kennedy, bbc news, in dorset. tributes have been paid to scott walker, the singer and songwriter, who's died at the age of 76. he shot to fame in the sixties as one of the walker brothers, singing on hits including "the sun ain't gonna shine anymore and "make it easy on yourself". he left the group at the height of their fame and released
a series of experimental and acclaimed albums. david sillito looks back on his life. # emptiness is the place you're in...#. the life of scott walker is one of music's strangerjourneys, a long retreat from 60s pop stardom. at first it was fantastic for the first couple of albums or so. but then it really wears you down. # the sun ain't gonna shine any more. # the moon ain't gonna rise in the sky...#. this was a man who at the peak of his success in the walker brothers disappeared into a monastery to study gregorian chants, and even 40 years on, those working with him saw a man wanting to move on from his past. the thing you have to remember about scott is that he was spectacularly famous. i mean in the mid—605
he was inspiring devotion second only to the beatles, you know, he was chased around. there were people trying to rip his clothes off, he was photographed wherever he went. he experienced full throttle celebrity and i think anybody who has been through that experience is marked by it. it is a very peculiar experience. # go ask the maid if she heard what i said # tell her to change the sheets on the bed # mathilde's come back to me... in the late 60s he went solo and embraced the work of belgium jacques brel but as the years went by, his sales dipped. i became kind of a leper. people really didn't want to touch me after, you know, commercially, after the albums i started to make. after that i don't know what happened. a whole lot of drinking! musically he went from this... to something rather darker, dissonant and experimental.
that 60s pop star with the screaming fans had long since becomejust a memory. the singer scott walker, who has died at the age of 76. and finally, spare a thought for the passengers who thought they were on a british airways flight from london to the german city of dusseldorf this morning but who ended up in edinburgh instead due to a paperwork error. the crew were only alerted to the mistake on landing, passengers took to social media. one tweeted ba asking for an explanation, calling it a "mystery travel lottery", while chris mc—jee said boarding passes weren't checked, and ba should work closer with its partners. the airline has apologised. a nice day for flying. a nice day forflying. if a nice day for flying. if you are going from london to dusseldorf, you
have to fly over this. over the next few days we have got a lot of dry weather to come and it will turn milder as we go to the end of the week. overnight there is patchy cloud across northern ireland and scotland as well. this cloud will stop it getting too cold. for england and wales it is cold with patchy mist and frost developing. tomorrow, a cold start for many of us, but plenty of sunshine in england and wales. we have got a weather front which will be bringing rain at times to the highlands and islands of scotland. temperatures reaching a high again of around 14. in the middle part of the week it is more of the same, a lot of dry weather further south and damp more of the same, a lot of dry weatherfurther south and damp in scotland. but most of us will see some spells of sunshine. towards the end of the week the area of high
pressure m oves end of the week the area of high pressure moves close to southern england and we get warm air coming off the near continent and that will boost temperatures in england and wales. in scotland and northern ireland to the air is coming off the atlantic. again another dry day with sunshine around and as far as the temperatures go, we should see highs claiming up to 17 in london and the south—east. a lot of dry weather over the next few days, it will be turning a bit milder, and on thursday we will see temperatures climb as high as 17. that's all from the bbc news at six so it's goodbye from me and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are.