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this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines at ten: police in england and wales are being given greater stop and search powers to tackle rising knife crime. it's a very important tool. it's a vital tool in fighting serious violence. i want police officers to feel more comfortable to use it so they can protect more communities. theresa may considers her next move to break the brexit deadlock following the latest defeat of her withdrawal plan. hello, this is bbc news. there's been a sharp rise the headlines. in the number of adults calling a national helpline for the children police in england and wales of alcoholic parents, are being given greater stop according to figures seen by the bbc and search powers to tackle rising knife crime. theresa may considers her next move the founder of facebook, mark zuckerberg, calls for governments to play a more to break the brexit deadlock active role in regulating following the latest defeat the internet. of her withdrawal plan. and we'll be looking there's been a sharp rise into the resistance french women in the number of adults calling a national helpline for the children of alcoholic parents, according to figures seen by the bbc. the founder of facebook, mark zuckerberg, calls for governments to play a more active role in regulating
the internet. before the papers, sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here'sjohn watson. good morning. huddersfield have equalled the record for the earliest relegation from the premier league after defeat and results elsewhere ended their two year stint in the top flight. the race for the title looks set to go down to the wire. manchester city are back on top for the time being at least, with liverpool up against tottenham at anfield later. here's ben croucher. as we all spring forward this morning, huddersfield are falling back. commentator: the final curtain comes down on huddersfield town's stay in the premier league for now at least. these fans had seen it coming for a while. defeat at crystal palace merely confirmed it. a penalty and patrick van aanholt‘s strike ending
huddersfield's two—year stay in the top flight. over the majority of the games, we couldn't bring quality on the pitch. last season we had a fast start, this season not, and, as i said, it's really hard to accept at the minute and i think it's going to take some time. huddersfield's plight relied on two other results going against them. southhampton‘s 1—0 win at brighton and burnley surprising wolves 2—0. good goal! their first win in five games lifts them five points clear of the drop zone. at the top, manchester city kept giving pep guardiola plenty of reasons to be cheerful at fulham. liverpool here was a tough game for them and chelsea was tough for them. that's why it was a tricky game, we spoke about that, but the way we start and we controlled the game, more than satisfied. the way they started was to go ahead inside and five minutes with sergio aguero ensuring city will be top until this afternoon, at least.
ole gunnar solskjaer won his first match since being appointed permanent manager at old trafford, and there were also wins for everton and leicester. in the scottish premiership, celtic could take a huge step towards securing an eighth successive title later if they win the old firm derby. at the bottom yesterday, brad lyons goal helped to haul st mirren above dundee with the decisive goal in a 2—1win. there were also wins for hearts, kilmarnock and motherwell. england fly half owen farrell showed his dedication, phoning his saracens head coach 45 minutes before his wife was expected to give birth to say he was confident he'd make his side's european cup quarter final. needless to say he didn't make it, not that it mattered, as they thrashed glasgow 56—27 in his absence, winger
david strettle ran in two tries as saracens set up a semi final with munster in three week's time after their win over edinburgh, leinster face the winner of racing or toulouse who play today. british heavyweight boxer david price wasn't happy with last night's opponent kash ali, who appeared a little hungry. having taken a bite out of his shoulder in third round, he moved onto his stomach in the fifth and was disqualified. price labelled him an animal with further calls for him to be banned. ferrari have a superstar in the making as charles leclerc helped put their disappointing opening race in australia behind them with pole for today's bahrain grand prix. the 21—year—old from monaco became the second youngest driver to claim
the top spot on the grid. he beat ferrari team mate and four time world champion sebastian vettel by almost three tenths of a second. mercedes‘ lewis hamilton will start from third. roger federer will play in his fifth miami open final later when he takes on defending championjohn isner. there was an upset in the women's final where ashleigh barty beat karolina pliskova in straight sets. she becomes the first australian to win the title and moves up to tenth in the rankings. barty‘s success also means all m tour tournaments so far this year have had different winners. adam yates will have to close a m second gap if he's to win the tour of catalunya in barcelona today. the briton remains second overall afterfinishing in the main bunch on the penultimate stage, which was won by australian michael matthews. look who was back on the football field. paul gascoigne made a return playing in a tottenham legends match
at their new stadium against an inter side, managed byjose mourinho. he only managed 15 minutes before going off injured. earlier robbie keane scored an acrobatic goal for spurs, although they would lose. this acting as a test event before their first match at their new stadium next week. that's all the sport for now. now on bbc news, here's ben with the papers. hello and welcome to our sunday morning paper review. with me are anne ashworth, associate editor at the times, and political commentator james millar.
welcome to both, thank you for being with us morning. let's take a look at the front pages. starting with the observer, which reports that conservative mps from across the party are "furious" with the prime minister, after suggestions that she may call a snap general election next week. they're threatening to vote down any attempted election. the mail on sunday says that number ten is "at war" over the prospect of a snap election, which is being seen as "suicidal." the paper's own poll says that labour currently hold a five point lead over the tories. the sunday telegraph quotes senior conservatives who warn that the party risk "annihilation" if an election is called. the sunday express claims that if mps vote to remain in the customs union on monday then that means the uk will be "forced" to "remain under eu rule" permanently. meanwhile the sunday times reports that if mrs may accepts a deal that keeps the uk in the customs union or leads to the uk's inclusion in this year's european elections,
then brexiteer ministers will resign leaving the cabinet on the brink of collapse. and the independent on sunday understands that the eu would be willing to delay the uk's exit once again, but only for a general election or another referendum. just a flavour of the front pages there. brexit dominating again, of course! the mail on sunday, let's start with that. number ten at war over suicidal election. do you think there will be a general election? none of these papers can make easy reading for mrs may this morning. but it seems as if there is a conviction gathered yesterday that there could be a snap election. based on some words from mrs may following the failure of her third attempt to get her deal through. and it seems as if there is now a perception that they have come to
the end of the road, and the only thing that could happen now is a snap general election. but the newspapers are almost unanimous in their view that this would be a catastrophe in the middle of what is already a calamitous situation. the sheer frenzy and dissent that seems to be in our political circles on this mothering sunday which should bea this mothering sunday which should be a calm and lovely day, none of these papers make exactly a soothing read. suspend brexit discussions for mother's day! james, one of the interesting point about a snap election is who would lead the tory party into it. this is the thing, we're basically running out of options and hence a general election seems more likely than it has for a while. still seems quite a way off because as you say, the tories would essentially be going into an election led by a ghost, saying, vote for me and you will get someone else. how you can possibly think of
running an election like that and what is in the manifesto is anybody's guess. but there are no other options so we seem to be genuinely taking that honour as a possibility. it is because we are running out of options. this is why tories think it would be a suicidal election. a lot of polls have shown the toy is doing ok and ahead of labour. —— the tories doing ok. at this point this poll says they are five points ahead but others have said the tories are ahead. there's not a lot of options at the moment. you have to take these poles with a pinch of salt because all of the polls have been wrong about everything for the last two years. evenif everything for the last two years. even if labour have a lead, there are issues of northern ireland and scotland, no way labour could win a majority until they were in scotland and there is no evidence that will happen anytime soon. it's a question of being best loser in any election.
let's look at the telegraph, they have a similarfront let's look at the telegraph, they have a similar front page, let's look at the telegraph, they have a similarfront page, snap election and make wood, quote, and i light the tories. —— a snap election under may would annihilate the tories. an election is a thing, you just don't know, that's what the last election and the referendum showed. the threat that it would annihilate the tories comes from an unnamed source, so we annihilate the tories comes from an unnamed source, so we don't know whether that's the general view. it's entirely unclear as to who, what shape the tories would go into such an election. with they portray themselves as a hard brexiteer, if it was an election led by mrs may, would it be, vote for my deal? the great dangerfor would it be, vote for my deal? the great danger for an election for the tories at this time is that labour
could see the narrative and make it an election about something else like student tuition fees or housing. but surely it's going to be essentially about brexit.|j housing. but surely it's going to be essentially about brexit. i don't think it's going to be. i was talking to shadow cabinet before this week and they said, it's housing that is going to do for the tories, not brexit. the minute a general election is cold, they say, we will build more houses, deal with the nhs, get rid of the student debt and that's what real people are noticing. they notice homeless people on the street and their young relatives can't afford to buy a house. brexit is all nebulous and constitutional wonkery and does mean anything, if we have an election, jeremy corbyn rose, vote for me and i will do nice things. she would be off course she makes it a brexit
election. this is fascinating for us, there's a report saying that people are watching political programmes and debates for a huge number of people have other things on their mind. all of the potential replacements for mrs may are lining up replacements for mrs may are lining up and liz truss made it all about housing in her sunday times interview, so this instagram style, liz truss, she seems to have an inkling on what is on other people, ordinary people's minds. how do these people appeal to 20 and 30 somethings who are fed up with a lot? they don't, they are worried about being annihilated. so this one is about the cabinet close to collapse, and also raising the possibility that the queen could look soft brexit if that is what
most mps decide on. the sunday —— could block a soft brexit. they are very excitable in the sunday times, there was going to be a coup last week and it didn't happen. that was the second coup they predicted this year which hasn't happened. this one, the queen could get involved, paragraph 14 or 15, senior sources say that such a nuclear option would be difficult because the queen is meant to be above politics. the suggestion is that we have these indicative votes, theresa may is forced to go for a softer brexit. do you think parliament will go for a customs union? anyone who says they know what is going on is a liar! come on, put your neck on the block! it's possible. but you can't predict this parliament. could it be a run—off between that indicative vote for a customs union and theresa may?
deal? whenever i see theresa may, i think, that woman keeps on keeping on. maybe she isjust hoping think, that woman keeps on keeping on. maybe she is just hoping that if he brings the vote again for a fourth time on thursday, all the other options look so unattractive to the spartans, the erg group, every other group, who may or not be the same people, they say, oh well, there's nothing else. some people have said they have said —— there's nothing else. some people have said —— they will never ever vote even if you put a shotgun in the mouth. they are thinking about their jobs, the mouth. they are thinking about theirjobs, they got to be thinking about the possibility that the tories are out of power, because they are in no position to mount a general election campaign. they're not thinking about theirjobs, some of them are just crazy. the bake in the sunday telegraph going on about a struggle for the rights of a free
people, that's not overblown rhetoric, i don't know what is! —— steve baker. they need to get back in parliament and sort this out. how, in this lee bell atmosphere, democracy —— febrile atmosphere, democracy —— febrile atmosphere, democracy can function, i don't know. people will be reading the papers going, is this what we have come to come? papers going, is this what we have come? you look at the papers and go, what are we going to do now? people will be watching game of thrones, where they are managing to be very vicious in their infighting. do you think there will be an extension from the eu if we ask for one, and if we do, will the condition be to have an election or another referendum? it's this weird situation? if theresa may called a general election this week, we would
have local elections in the first week of may, a general election in the second or third week and possibly european elections in the fourth week of may. the idea that you will get people to go to the polls three weeks at a four is for the birds. ijust... i... iwould be very wary of predicting anything to be honest. best ask you to predict who is going to be the next leader of the tory party. the mail have a big spread. this is a really good read. if you are having your brea kfast read. if you are having your breakfast sitting in a coffee shop 01’ breakfast sitting in a coffee shop or somewhere else. having a croissant! you would think it's a very good read because they manage to inject some humour into a dire situation and they have given each of the runners and riders at name, the sarge, doesn't that sound cool? isjeremy the sarge, doesn't that sound cool? is jeremy hunt going the sarge, doesn't that sound cool? isjeremy hunt going to like to reset in trousers? borisjohnson is the favourite, and action man go out
for a run. and they are all lining up, and the people behind them, it's interesting, who is leading michael gove's campaign. it's the people, how all of the groups are coalescing around their man. butjeremy hunt is a p pa re ntly around their man. butjeremy hunt is apparently trying to burnish his statesman credentials with an article in the washington post. where have they got time to be doing this at the same time as all of this stuff in the commons? is boris still the frontrunner? it's really complex. a classic case of, there is some big stuff coming down the track if we have no deal, this is really bad. it's big and policy stuff around it and yet the papers have got personalities, brilliant, we can have a bit of drama, a soap opera!
the tory leadership is very complex because you have got to get through the party to get on the final list that then goes through the membership. we know the membership are hardline brexiteer is, broadly. whoever the hardline brexiteer is will probably win. getting there will probably win. getting there will be complex and it's about the deals you do. it's talking about amber rudd, she can't run because she has no hope with the membership. if you are boris and you get amber rudd on your team. a balanced ticket. he just rudd on your team. a balanced ticket. hejust needs rudd on your team. a balanced ticket. he just needs to get on the list to win. jeremy hunt is trying to get amber rudd. there's a whole swathes of 30 and 40 something women who may have voted labour, may have voted conservative, and you need to seize those votes. it's the battle for the centre ground, not people who have already made up their minds about what they think about events and policy. you have to be quite right wing and brexiteer to win the
party, but to win an election, you have to be more centrist. is trying to appeal to all of these different bits to win power. all of those young people who are becoming slightly disaffected withjeremy corbyn and may be won over. let's move away from politics and brexit for a few moments. while we dream of having croissants. the sunday mirror have mickjagger to having croissants. the sunday mirror have mick jagger to cancelling the tour because he's not very well. he's had an insurance test, which has thrown up something which they don't specify and he has had to take time out. the papers have taken extraordinary lengths to tell us just exactly how fit this man is. he needs surgery but he seems to be like the fittest 75—year—old ever. he has organic fresh fruit, veg, whole grains, legumes, chicken and
fish, he covers 12 miles during every performance, works out three hours a day six days a week, runs eight miles a day, and he regularly has medicals. so why did the insurance fund throw up something that meant that the tour had to be curtailed? this that meant that the tour had to be curtailed ? this is that meant that the tour had to be curtailed? this is what people will be talking about over the croissants. it's a great sunday story. not a lot to it, it's a mystery illness, we don't know what's wrong with him and to some extent it's his business. it's the story that people will be saying in the pub, do you see that about mick jagger because mackie has been going on for so long, it's amazing the they are still going. a big tour already, lots of concert dates, his vigorous onstage. for all the talk of his fitness regime, he claims to have ta ken lsd of his fitness regime, he claims to have taken lsd every day for a year in the 60s and smoked heroin. he has a resilient constitution. as how --
as how they all. charlie watts and ronnie would have had cancer and they're all back on stage. some people would ask, why are you bothering to tour? you must have millions in the bank. it must be addictive. the buzz and the adrenaline rush. we don't talk us about the addiction to work. also being on stage, if you are a musician you want to be on stage.|j think he thinks work is more fun than fun. and also he's addicted to having cash. he has had a few children! let's talk about mother's day, speaking of that. a couple of quite sad mother's day stories, in the sunday times, page three, starting off with andrew strauss. tell us a bit about that. in a macro
ifind this very tell us a bit about that. in a macro i find this very difficult to read, it made me cry. his young wife ruth died ofa it made me cry. his young wife ruth died of a very rare form of lung cancer, she never smoked, and he's just paying tribute to her and the last year that they had together when it became clear that her illness was terminal. he's about his boys, and he says of his wife, that she wanted to do death as well as she wanted to do death as well as she possibly could. i defy anybody to read this and not feel very sad on this mothering sunday. she died three days after christmas, leaving two sons, 13 and ten. yes, i think we we re two sons, 13 and ten. yes, i think we were looking for a mother's day story and we came across these very sad ones. there is a serious point as well, they've set up a foundation to look into these cancers. there is
a positive outcome from what is clearly a very sad story. also an interesting side bar that there is mystery rise in lung cancer in women who haven't smoked. there is a book out at the moment about women being excluded from medical research, you wonder about why this has not been looked into more seriously. it is affecting women more than men. because they haven't smoked, they would think the symptoms are a bad cold even though the symptoms are those of lung cancer. but if you have never smoked, you don't imagine you would get it. the other mother's day story, about the prisoner in iran. there's plans to send her daughter to school in the uk, have
father says, —— her father says, daughter to school in the uk, have fathersays, —— herfathersays, he talks to her daughter every day but he describes herself —— himself as a fairly rusty pa rent he describes herself —— himself as a fairly rusty parent because he hasn't been with so long. remember that nazaneen is a huge figure in the perception of borisjohnson. because his role in this affair, whether or not it was intentional or not, did not go well. for a lot of people it changed his perception with people, they did not see him as a statement and thinks that he is responsible whether rightly or wrongly into her imprisonment. this isa wrongly into her imprisonment. this is a story which is critical. it's the third anniversary of her imprisonment. boris said some stupid things which may or may not have led
to her having a long term in prison, jeremy hunt came in as foreign secretary and got stuff done. he's tried to introduce diplomatic immunity, spoken to the iranian authorities properly, trying to arrange more visits. everything is politics at the moment, even what appears to be a human story, there isa appears to be a human story, there is a political angle. we've run out of time, but it's good to talk to both of you. thank you for reading through the papers for us. that is it for this morning. don't forget you can see the front pages online on the bbc news website. and you can watch it on bbc iplayer. thank you to anne ashworth and james millar. hello. after the clocks change overnight, a change in the month and
a change in the weather is on its way. 20 celsius may have been achieved yesterday afternoon in the london area but by tuesday and wednesday, most parts of the uk are struggling to get to eight or 9 degrees and ever changing skies an april and a push i was in the forecast. not much of a change out there, a largely sunny day, fair weather club, more cloud in english and wales compared yesterday. the tickets will be in the afternoon, one or two showers. more sunshine in the east. temperatures are still only around eight to 11 celsius. milder in southern counties which will be tempered by a strong wind across the south coming from the east. that will blow the cloud back towards ireland and west scotland overnight, one or two showers here. that. the temperature is dropping too much. clearer skies will lead to a widespread frost. it will be a dry
and sunny commute tomorrow for many, high pressure in charge but on its way out so weather fronts gathering towards the north and west. even before they arrive, more cloud in northern ireland and western scotland, a few showers becoming more abundant in the afternoon. the odd heavy one. hail and thunder mixed in. england and wales, largely fine day, hazy sunshine in the west. winds lighter than today so it could feel milder. showers will reach the isle of man and cumbria by the end of the day and the wet weather pushes its way south and east during the night and into tuesday, opening the night and into tuesday, opening the doors for cold air and low pressure. a cloudy start on tuesday, occasional rain lingering across east anglia and the south—east. sunshine for many but it won't take long for the showers to coming.