sink five ternoon live — last year, cambridge won, so i'm sure oxford will be doing everything they can to change that. it all takes place on sunday afternoon right here hello, you're watching on the river thames and it will be afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy. today at 2... as theresa may's cabinet consider the options on brexit — live on bbc one. the eu's chief negotiator says a no deal departure by the uk tim muffett. is now more likely. if the uk parliament time for a look at the weather. does not vote in favour here's tomasz schafernaker. of the withdrawal agreement, in the coming days, only two options would remain. yesterday was glorious, today the leaving without an agreement opposite? or requesting a longer extension. it is awful in the south—east at the a neo—nazi is facing jail after plotting to murder moment, cold and drizzly. earlier i was thinking about the tyne in the labour mp rosie cooper — jack renshaw bought a 19 february when we had 21 degrees, but inch knife to kill her. either it or not. it is well below—average right now, it feels i was targeted not as rosie cooper like a couple of degrees above the person, but as rosie cooper, freezing when you add on the wind, the member of parliament. i was to be murdered to send especially tomorrow. cold air from a message to the state. the arctic has pushed the mild air a man's been found with knife to the east of us, we are stuck in a injuries in the same street in north pattern of chilly air from the north, sleet showers, hail showers, rain showers for most of us, we will not be building snowmen. but in northern parts of britain we could
get a covering of snow across the hills. this is the second half of the afternoon, single figure temperatures in the north, just about making doubles in the cell. watch that area in the north—east of scotla nd watch that area in the north—east of scotland tonight, northern scotland and parts of yorkshire, rain, sleet, wet snow falling across the hills, barely above freezing, winds are strengthening all the time. a bit drier towards the south but still nippy, one to three degrees. the low pressure is slow—moving, it has parked itself, it does not mean the winds are light, they are racing around it, but it is stuck across the uk and as long as it is over as the uk and as long as it is over as the weather will not change. broadly, lots of cloud, outbreaks of rain, wet sleet and snow across the hills in the know. some sunshine as well, low pressure is notjust one solid area of cloud and rain, we have breaks in the weather with sunshine. these black arrows are
gusts of winds in excess of 60 mph of north—west scotland, with temperatures of around four or 5 degrees, 6 degrees, it will feel closer to freezing, so these are the fields like temperatures when you factor in the strong wind from the north. the low pressure is still slow—moving through wednesday night into thursday, still over as and as long as the weather fronts and this low is over is, broadly speaking, the weather will not change. lots of showers circling in, almost like a washing machine of cloud, rain and showers, but sunshine around as well. temperatures only around 8 degrees, briefly peaking at around eight or 10 celsius. it will not stay like that all the time, towards the end of the week it looks like the end of the week it looks like the weather will settle down, there will be sunshine so at least there isa will be sunshine so at least there is a light at the end of the tournament. —— maternal.
a reminder of our main story this lunchtime... theresa may holds a marathon five hours of cabinet talks to try to find some way out of the brexit deadlock , the eu's chief brexit negotiator said a no deal departure by the uk was now more likely. that's all from the bbc news at 0ne, so it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. you are watching bbc news. arsenal manager at unite emily says they're a big challenge is to win games away from home if they are to stay in the top four. they are up to third after beating newcastle, but five of their last seven games this season are away from home.
aaron ramsey and alexandre lacazette with the goals in each half. that's arsenal's 10th league victory in a row at the emirates — their best home run for over 20 years. they are now above spurs, manchester united, and chelsea, butjust three points separate the four sides a lot of teams will win a lot of matches at the end of the season, and we need to be very consistent. it is very demanding to take the points to take this position, but we know it is going to be very difficult. everton are investigating an alleged brawl involving their england goalkeeperjordan pickford. video published on social media appears to show him involved in a fracas in his home city of sunderland just after midnight on sunday. northumbria police say a large group of individuals was involved. no arrests have been made. chelsea forward fran kirby has pulled out of the england squad for their friendlies against canada and spain over the next week. she has a knee problem that needs to be managed ahead of the world cup this summer.
england play canada in manchester on friday, then spain in swindon four days later as part of their "road to france" series. england will be joined by scotland for the first time at the world cup, but all five nations in the british isles have been given a big boost with the news that boots the chemist will be their main sponsor for the next three years. scotland, england, northern ireland and wales have been involved in the same deal before, but the republic of ireland are included for the first time. the united states women's team say that their lawsuit against us soccer isn'tjust about money but also improving the sport for women playing at all levels. the entire squad of 28 is involved in the action, which alleges gender discrimination when it comes to pay, but they say they're trying to address a far wider issue. i don't think you can talk about compensation articulately or intelligently until you have a conversation about funding across the board, so whether that is youth
teams, or staffing for each team, or promotion, sponsorship, you know, advertising for both teams, i don't think that that is equal yet, so yes, we are fighting for equal compensation, but we are also fighting for this larger picture of investment in both programmes equally. saracens have signed a five—year deal with spurs to play their "big game" fixture at the premier league club's new stadium. seven months after it was due to be operational, the billion—pound stadium will stage its first official match tomorrow night against crystal palace. sarries have played at wembley and west ham's london stadium for their showpiece league fixtures, usually against harlequins. spurs have also signed a long term deal to host american football. it's not decided yet whether sarries will play on the grass surface at spurs or the artificial pitch that lies under the pitch. there was deja vu for the four—time world snooker
championjohn higgins at the china 0pen. he was knocked out in the first round byjoe 0'connor, who's ranked at 84 in the world — 80 places below him. the young player from leicester is in his first season as a professional — he was 2 frames down but won 6—2. he also beat higgins in the welsh open this year. he said it was "madness" that he'd beaten him again. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. a lot of premier league news conferences coming up, a couple more fixtures this evening. we will have more sport for you in the next hour. let's return to brexit now, and in the last hour we've learned that a cross—party group of mps is putting forward a bill that would prevent the uk leaving the eu without a deal. that's as this marathon cabinet meeting continues at downing street. we've been hearing that they're discussing detailed plans to ramp up preparations for a no—deal brexit on april 12. we can talk now to labour
mp jenny chapman, who last night voted for a customs union, common market 2.0 and a confirmatory referendum — she joins us from westminster. thank you very much forjoining us, jenny chapman. where do you think we should go from here, given where we are? i think the first thing we need to do is, as colleagues are proposing for tomorrow, which is to again rule out no deal, and it is looking as though, subject to what emerges from the cabinet, as if we are going to need additional need, —— additional time, so we need to secure that. but i want to see a government start to govern and to lead, and tell us what they intend to do, because so far, all we have had is one a deal on offer that has not been successful, it has been rejected multiple times, from people from every side of this argument,
and it is not going to be good enough for the prime minister again to say, this is the only option that exists, because as we saw last night, mps from across the house, including me and my colleagues in the labour party, we all voted for things that were not our policy because we all recognise that something has got to give, and we need to move this forward. what did you vote for that is not party policy? i voted for the norway option, which is not our policy, thatis option, which is not our policy, that is something i can see pitfalls with, but i recognise that we have got to move this forward. so i voted for it. the government needs to get out of the trench, and start talking to people, and if it —— it must recognise now it will not get its own deal through, so what else is going to do? i don't believe the government has any intention of taking us out without a deal, certainly not in the next few weeks, because we are just not ready. so if
there is not going to do that, what is it going to do? sorry to interrupt, but it has been pointed out several times that, in terms of the sheer number of votes, the prime minister's deal had more votes than any of the other options. the process we have used on each occasion has been different, so you cannot really compare it in that way. she might want to throw her deal into the mix of any future indicative of votes, that would be a very interesting proposal. but what i really want to know from the prime minister, surely she must have in her mind a plan b, something she proposes to do to break the deadlock. in a sense, she is the best place to pass on, if not the only person, who can do that. she is the prime minister, she has two behave like a leader and notjust trying to please different factions within her own party. it does not work, it has failed, we are at deadlock. the labour party moved
last night significantly to vote for something that it didn't really want to do. we have done that, the government now has to do the same. in that spirit, is that you voted for a confirmatory referendum? because not long ago, you spoke out very strongly against second referendum. yes, it is another example of mps getting outside of where they want to be. i am willing to vote for things and support things that are notjust not my pa rty‘s things that are notjust not my party's policy, but things i personally have very strong reasons to not wish to see happen. but i recognise that is necessary to move the country forward. the public are utterly exasperated with all of this, and they want to see some clarity, whichever side of the argument they are from. they are despairing about what they are seeing in westminster right now. i feel that, and i think that the government must be feeling that pressure, too, so out of this meeting they are having now, we need
to see some decisions on some clarity on the way forward, because this situation we are in now is just not sustainable. 0k, we can leave it there. jenny chapman, many thanks for joining there. jenny chapman, many thanks forjoining us. thank you. parents across england could soon be required to put their child's name on a new register if they are being educated at home. ministers say a register would help councils intervene when standards were poor or if children were at risk. but some parents believe a list would be an unwanted intrusion into their lives. frankie mccamley reports. right now, there is no obligation to register a child educated at home with a local authority, which means it is not clear how many children in england are not at school. many children leave school for a number of reasons, whether it is for religious beliefs, or out of choice.
it is important to know where they are, who they are, because many of those children have the benefit of a fantastic education, by parents who have often given up a lot to do that, but they all into education, and it is a great school and for those children. but then of course there are some children who do not have that benefit. the reality is some are falling through the gaps, receiving poor quality education. so the government is proposing a register for all children not being educated in schools. the aim is to identify those at risk of harm, help spot young people attending unregistered schools, and those not receiving an education at all. under the plans, it will be parents‘ responsibility to register their child, but some question whether those who do not have a good relationship with the authorities will come forward. this woman educates her two sons with special needs, and thinks the plans are a
backward step. why should i have to sign in register and have someone come into my home and question that the education of that i'm providing for my child smack will they have any knowledge on special needs? we have any knowledge of his background, what gone through? the fa ct background, what gone through? the fact that he has no trust for people at all any more? the government is also looking at ways to help home educated children, including money towards exams, as it tries to find a balance between supporting families and protecting vulnerable children. the nhs regulator has ruled that vaginal mesh implants could be offered again to women in england, if changes are made to monitor results. the controversial treatment for incontinence and prolapse was banned last year, after hundreds of women had been left unable to walk, work, or have sex due to the implants. but the national institute for health and care excellence has said specialist surgeons in dedicated centres could resume offering implants once a national database has been set up
to record operations. earlier, we heard from a woman who was left suicidal after mesh complications, and the labour mp 0wen smith, who is the chair for the all party parliamentary group on surgical mesh implants. well, i had the mesh put in in 2006 for a stress—related incontinence. straightaway, i realised that there was a problem, i was getting pain in my groin, but the doctors were like, "it's just the way your legs are. "go home, you'll get over it," sort of thing. as the weeks went past, the pain got worse and worse. and eventually, i kept going back in and out of hospital, and in the end, they just said, "this is all in your head. "go and see a psychiatrist." and how did you respond to that? well, i tried to convince them it wasn't, but they wouldn't take any notice of me, and in the end, i got so fed up and depressed with it, i wasn't being able to be a proper mother to my small
children at the time, and i ended up taking an overdose. goodness me. and you have tried to take your own life a number of times, because the pain is too much. yeah, because the pain is too much. i had a decentjob, we lost that. we lost our house. it very nearly cost me my marriage, and everything just got really on top of me, and i still wasn't being listened to by the surgeons. and so i thought, "what is the point of this? "i've gone from a fun fit mum to being somebody who's lying "around, not able to do anything for my children at all." they were implanted into thousands and thousands of women who didn't need it, many of them far too young to undergo this sort of radical surgery for a relatively minor problems, and we've got a widescale all over the world, global, crisis as a result of it. nice are burying their send in the sand, and i think they have been
got at by the medical profession... that is a very strong allegation. what do you mean by "got at"? i think the royal colleges and clinicians who have been putting mesh into women are absolutely determined to defend it, not least because there will be liabilities associated with it being proven that it was mis—sold. in a moment, we'll have all the business news, but first, the headlines on bbc news. five hours of cabinet talks to decide the government's next move in the brexit process are now underway. today's marathon meeting comes after mps again failed to agree on an alternative to theresa may's withdrawal deal. the eu's chief brexit negotiator says a no—deal is now more likely but can still be avoided.
in the business news — the struggling fashion chain bonmarche could close unprofitable shops and cutjobs after the billionaire philip day made a takeover bid. the owner of edinburgh woollen mill has bought more than half of bonmarche's shares and has made an offer to buy the rest, valuing the retailer at £5.7m. but he warned that some of its 1,900 staff would lose theirjobs. the big four accountancy firms should be broken up, according to an influential committee of mps, whose report says it's wrong that they act as company auditors and advisers at the same time. deloitte, ey, kpmg and pwc run 97% of big companies' audits, while also offering other consultancy services. the recommendation follows a string of company failures, including the outsourcer carillion, which had been audited by kpmg. the founder of superdry has convinced shareholders to allow him come back to the business.
julian dunkerton left the fashion chain a year ago and has since blamed its new management for a collapse in sales and profits. the current board urged investors to reject his comeback, saying it would be "extremely damaging," but by the thinnest of margins, investors have indicated they would like dunkerton to return. we're a quarter of the way through 2019 already, and still none the wiser about what will happen with brexit. and in its quarterly survey of business leaders, the british chambers of commerce reports increasing anxiety over brexit adding to concerns about weakening economic conditions on the world stage. it says that cashflow problems are rising for the first time since 2012. and that the growth in sales by companies that export their services overseas is at its worst for a decade. suren thiru is head of economics for the british chambers of commerce.
welcome to the programme. top of your list of concerns as this slowdown in the growth of export of services. is that more to do with the global slowdown rather than brexit? brexit is the biggest problem facing uk businesses, with three years to get answers to questions. there are other factors, but international activity is being weighed down by the global economic picture. is this something from which we could bounce back? if there we re which we could bounce back? if there were to be a sudden onset of certainty over brexit, rather than uncertainty? the amount of resources businesses have had to put into planning for a possible no deal, thatis planning for a possible no deal, that is going to have an impact on the uk economy over the next couple of quarters. 0ur survey shows
business confidence is fairly weak, and has been for quite a while. this suggests that uk growth over the next couple of quarters will be fairly subdued. is there anything in the survey about what kind of outcome your members would prefer? we are continually told businesses what a deal, but are they patient enough to wait for the right deal, patient enough to wait to avoid no deal, even if it means prolonging this period of uncertainty? the overwhelming priority for businesses is to avoid a messy exit from the eu, because that would deliver a negative shock to the wider economy, causing both short—term and long—term damage. that is certainly the ongoing priority for businesses. but what businesses also need is a nswe i’s but what businesses also need is a nswers to but what businesses also need is answers to practical questions about the uk's relationship post brexit, some key questions on who they can hire in the next couple of years. will my goods get to market? markets around the world ? will my goods get to market? markets around the world? these key
questions still need to be answered. 0k, suren thiru from the british chambers of commerce, thank you very much forjoining us. in other business news we're following, ryanair has been named as one of europe's top ten polluting companies, the only airline to make the list. in fact, all others in the topten are power plants. the eu's transport & environment group says that ryanair‘s carbon dioxide emissions rose by 6.9% last year. the budget airline describes itself as "europe's greenest and cleanest "airline," and said that its emissions per kilometre are lower than anyother airline. asda has now claimed the title of the uk's second largest supermarket, pushing sainsbury‘s into third place in a league table by analysts at kantar. it also shows aldi overtaking morrisons for the first time, with the german discounter enjoying particularly strong growth in london. more than a decade on from the financial crisis, the government has recovered a further £4.9bn from its investments to bail out northern rock and bradford & bingley. some of the old lenders loans have been sold off in what was described as a "highly competitive auction".
starbucks is offering to pay tuition fees for staff here in the uk who want to get a degree from a us university. the coffee chain will cover the cost of online courses with arizona state university. 18,000 of its us staff signed up for a similar scheme. here in the uk, starbucks is offering 100 places to start and has promised to expand it if there's demand. a look at the markets now. the ftse doing relatively well today, because many of the companies on the ftse are more internationally focused rather than in the uk. and with this wea kness rather than in the uk. and with this weakness in sterling, that means the balance sheet look somewhat healthier. and superdry, earlier we saw investors like the news, but at this latest suggest the wider group is not terribly excited aboutjulian dunkerton‘s return. that is all the business. back to you now. earlier this year,
we reported on romeo, the world's loneliest frog. he'd spent a decade alone in captivity, and was thought to be the last of his species. after a long search, though, a partner was found, and the pair are now getting acquainted. you can guess her name. andy beatt reports. a first date and a last chance for one of the world's rarest creatures. romeo and juliet are set to take the plunge in a new role as star—crossed lovers. but only after leaping past some strict health checks. we consulted with other experts around the world to make sure that we had taken all of the precautions necessary to make sure it was the right moment and then we all reached a decision together that we were going to finally put them together and start learning about the reproduction of this species. untiljuliet‘s discovery in the bolivian rainforest, the future of the sehuencas water frog looked bleak. but two trips and $25,000 later, triumph. not just one, but five frogs. three males and two females.
now this couple, and in time all the frogs, have to master a romantic manoeuvre known as amplexus. amplexus is a hug with a lot of feeling and a lot of love when the male holds the female in the back and holds her, and they... yeah, it'sjust a hug! they hold the female. with conservationists on tenterhooks for spawn and tadpoles, and a global audience tuning in once a week on social media, the pressure is on. but early signs are good. a new tourist attraction in the heart of a danish forest is drawing the crowds. a 45—metre hour—glass observation tower is in the gisselfeld castle forest in south east denmark. it takes about 15 minutes to walk the twisted path from the forest
floor to the top of the tower, which rises around 20 metres above the tree—tops. it's now the highest point in the zealand region of denmark, and from the top, visitors can see all the way to neighbouring sweden. before we go to the weather, i can just show you these pictures, recorded at a caravan park in bushmills in county antrim this morning, and those are huge hailstones coming down. time now for the weather, and here is tomasz schafernaker. yes, we have got hail showers today. it will stay cold for the next three days, sleet and snow in some northern parts. this cold air stream coming out of the north, you can see
iceland there, basically pushing away the mild air that we had in the last couple of days, into central and more eastern parts of europe. hailstones around, and that is a graphic, not really hail. i will have to ask the graphics team. this is what it looks like, single figure temperatures, and the hail showers are hitand temperatures, and the hail showers are hit and miss. they don't last for long, be ten minutes of the most. then brighter weather will come along. tonight, the north of scotla nd come along. tonight, the north of scotland around the grampian area into the southern uplands, parts of the pennines, we could see some snow settling across the hills. unpleasant weather conditions. not unusual, though, for this time of year at all. weeks ago, we had 21 celsius in february, and we had that mini heatwave, and it was awesome and everything, but this is actually quite common this time of year, not pleasant, but hopefully it will not last too long. low pressure is over the uk right now, dented tomorrow, a lot of cloud, particularly in this
north—west quadrant of the uk, if you like. in the south, we have got a bit more brightness around, but if you are out for any lengthy period of time tomorrow, worth taking an umbrella. but maybe not worth it in the north, because the winds will be very strong, up to gale force, and the temperatures with that wind, it will feel a lot colder, it will feel like to celsius, not the actual thermometer value. —— two celsius. thursday, low pressure with us. a weather front wrapping around the uk, as you can see, and into the area of low pressure, and it is not just the weather front, but also showers circle in this area of low pressure, so you showers circle in this area of low pressure, so you get the sunshine, may be some hail and cracks of thunder as well. that cool pool of air is swamping the uk right now. but it should be moving away, the chances are that, as we head towards the end of the week, it will not be