hello, you‘re watching afternoon live, i‘m simon mccoy. because his trainer, gordon elliott, because elliott has a remarkable 11 runners today at two: in tomorrow's my grand national, more than any other trainer in history. even tiger roll doesn't a botched morning, by the ira caused win, fairto say or contributed to the 21 killed in history. even tiger roll doesn't win, fair to say he has a few other chances. many thanks. let's look at the birmingham pub bombings. an inquest ruled today were murdered. the weather forecast for the weekend. what will as government talks with labour it be like for the grand national continues, theresa may asks the eu and the rest of the weekend? for another brexit delay until the tomorrow, better weather for racegoers but not so good for the end ofjune. we still hope to leave horses. the sun will be outcome it the eu in the next couple of months. will be warmer. as we run into the that‘s our ambition. we don‘t have a weekend, a change of fortunes on the majority in parliament, and that way. today, lovely weatherfor means we have to have these eastern parts of the uk. sunshine discussions with jeremy coming out, a weather watcher means we have to have these discussions withjeremy corbyn. means we have to have these discussions with jeremy corbyn. gel picture for the south and east of for this woman, whose conviction was the uk. this is scarborough in north caused by the court of appeal. the yorkshire, a lovely day. but we have an area of low pressure that is issue of racism in football has really co m e issue of racism in football has shaping our weather, swelling away. really come to the fore again in recent weeks, the sender is drifting towards the south—west but around it, these bands of clouds —— the centre is
drifting. this is the main band of cloud, producing better weather. we saw scarborough early on, this is talky, thick clouds, rain setting in at the moment. we've got rain coming up at the moment. we've got rain coming up from the english channel, arriving in the south—west of england and pushing up towards wales. the rain in northern ireland easing off later on and further east across the uk. it is likely to be drier and brighter with more in the way of sunshine and it will feel warmerfor way of sunshine and it will feel warmer for eastern parts of england thanit warmer for eastern parts of england than it has done in a while, not as windy and the sunshine makes a difference. through this evening and overnight, we will see the back of the rain for northern ireland, wales, and eventually the south—west of england. at the same time, the rain in orkney will push its way into mainland parts of scotland. in between, we will have era skies but not too cold overnight, 3 — 6 degrees, typical and fairly similar to last night. this weekend, a change of fortune. this time, it's going to be more eastern parts of the uk that will see more cloud, greater chance of rain. further
west, a dry weekend probably with more sunshine. a better day for northern ireland, wales and the western side of england tomorrow, dry with some sunshine. clouding over through the day. for eastern england, quite low cloud, murky with a bit of drizzle. most of the rain coming in on an easterly wind and pushing its way into scotland which will take back the temperatures. if you are in the sunshine further west across the uk, it will feel warmer than today. as we head over night, a fair bit of cloud coming in on the easterly breeze is, not too cold, temperatures typically at 6 and 7, setting us up for the second half of the weekend. more cloud coming in on the weekend. more cloud coming in on the easterly winds. notice an area of showers, some could be quite heavy and potentially sundry in the south east of england. further west, seen very few showers that might potentially thunderous. not as funny as saturday, temperatures perhaps hire across england and wales but still on the cool site attachment not as sunny. we start with a
reasonable temperatures last week next week. this will drop the temperatures as we head further into next week. thank you very much. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime... theresa may has asked or a further delay to brexit untiljune 30th, but she says she's still hoping the uk can leave earlier than that, if mps finally approve her deal. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. good afternoon. it's 1.33 and here's your latest sports news. the latest case of racism in football has led to an organisation claiming black players have lost faith in the system that punishes
abuse. england defender danny rose says he can't wait to see the back of football because the sanctions handed out to those found guilty, he claims, make the game of farce. rose was a victim of racist chanting during england's euro 2020 win over montenegro just last month. it should be a massive wake—up call for the game to really realise the impact of racial abuse which has been constantly received by our black players, not only in this country but abroad as well. it should make them really want to decide on the kind of appropriate action to take but also to speak with danny and worry about his well—being. for someone as young as him, because he is still young, to consider the end of his career already but not because of injury or because of any other impact but apart from the fact that he has been racially abused a good number of times and he feels let down by the game.
this player was accused of making a nazi salute on a night out and he denies making the gesture. hennessey has denied making the gesture in a picture posted on instagram by his german team—mate max meyer as the players celebrated their fa cup win against grimsby in january. the fa say a breach of the rules had been fournd not proven. neil lennon described his celtic players‘ behaviour as exemplary as captain scott brown faces a disciplinary charge of scenes that followed the old firm win over rangers. brown has been acused of breaching a rule which says players must act in the best interests of football because of his celebrations in front of rangers fans which led to these scenes on the pitch... but lennon insists brown has "nothing to defend himself for". an olympic champion is taking a breakfrom an olympic champion is taking a break from cycling an olympic champion is taking a breakfrom cycling because an olympic champion is taking a break from cycling because of mental health issues. kennaugh was part of the team that won the olympic team pursuit title at london 2012, focusing on the road in the years since, and says he hopes a break will allow him "to recover away from the sport". his team, bora—hansgrohe, said the break would be "indefinite". dillian whyte claims he‘s being frozen out of a first world title fight.
in a new documentary for bbc newsbeat he says the world boxing council might be trying to hold him back. and whyte also thinks he is not getting the money he is worth. what would you say to people watching who think, you have been offered a large chunk of money, if you believe you can beat joshua and think you can become a great world champion, why? what is a large chunk of money to me? it‘s a different to me. it might sound arrogant, but £4 million... iam one i am one of the top four fighters. tyson fury is not three times me. i know what value i bring. it is not about... of course i believe i can recover the championship, but because i believe it... i believe i could become world champion. i beat him and they wanted the lion‘s share of the rematch, which i didn‘t think was right. i am not a journeyman and i have options. i know what i want.
tyson fury is the next big one. that‘s all the sport for now. you can find out more on the website and follow ladies day for the grand national festival. that all starts a few minutes‘ time on the bbc sport website. that‘s it from me for now. labour has held onto its seat in the constituency of newport west, in a by—election triggered by the death of mp paul flynn. ruthjones won with a reduced majority. the conservatives also lost ground, while ukip tripled its vote share to 9%. tomos morgan reports. newport west remains in labour hands. and i hereby declare that the said ruth lorrainejones is duly elected as member of parliament for newport west. after 32 years in the hands of a welsh labour giant, the seat became vacant after the death of paul flynn in february.
this by—election has taken place because of the sad passing of paul flynn, our friend. there have been many tributes to him over the weeks, but one thing stood out to me — everyone knew somebody helped by paul flynn. these words have been an inspiration to me throughout the campaign. after all, that's what we're here for — to do our utmost to help others. newport as a local authority voted to leave in the referendum, and brexit was a common theme on the doorstep. by—election turnouts are usually lower than general elections. 67% voted here two years ago, but this time around only 37% of the constituency came out to vote. 11 candidates stood this time, with the conservatives coming in second and ukip third — increasing their share of the vote. tomos morgan, bbc news, newport. the boss of boeing has admitted for the first time that
a failure in the aircraft‘s anti—stall system was a factor in the crash of two of its max 8 planes. as pilots have told us, erroneous activation of the mkas function can add to what is already a high workload environment. it‘s our responsibility to eliminate this risk. we own it and we know how to do it. a man accused of carrying out a series of knife attacks last weekend in north london is appearing before magistrates today charged with five counts of attempted murder. our correspondent tolu adeoye sent this update from highbury magistrates court. 29—year—old jason kakaire appeared here at around 10.30am. he confirmed his name, age, address in edmonton and his nationality as british. now, he faces ten charges — five of possessing an offensive weapon and five of attempted murder. the attacks he is accused of started on saturday night in edmonton.
four people were attacked in the space of ten hours. police say all were approached from behind. there were increased police patrols in the area and people were warned to be vigilant. then on tuesday morning a fifth person was attacked. police say in similar circumstances. it was later that morning that jason kakaire was arrested. now, of those five alleged victims, a 45—year—old woman remains in hospital with what‘s been described as life—changing injuries. we heard a report that she had suffered a severed spinal cord. two men are in hospital in a stable condition. two other alleged victims have been discharged. now, there was no bail application made forjason kakaire. he has been remanded in custody to appear at the old bailey on the 3rd of may. the gender pay gap has widened in favour of men at nearly half of the uk‘s biggest employers over the past year, analysis by the bbc has found. overall, 78% of companies had a pay gap in favour of men while just
14% favoured women. earlier my colleague carrie gracie spoke to lauren toure from frost included, a diversity and inclusion consultancy who have worked with clients like microsoft, the uk armed forces, kpmg and harvard university. what has been great about the gender pay gap is that it has brought this conversation into the open and people are having, notjust to acknowledge it by publishing, but they are having to look into it. what we are saying is this conversation is great because we think the problem is around culture and we think it is about actually providing flexibility and agility so that people can not have to work part—time, which is one of the reasons for women earning less. that they are actually able to develop and can move, women can move through the workforce. and that actually, decisions that are made around pay are more transparent and open. so if we can just get this transparency of people talking about it and changing the culture, then great. but it suggests that
at the moment people are not taking the action that we need at the moment. before we go back to look at some of the solutions that you just alluded to, can you just explain very briefly why this is even a problem? some viewers may think, well, if men and women make different choices about their careers and some of those men end up doing thejobs that are paid better, what is the problem with that, some people may say? that would be great if that was the case. i think it is an argument that is put forward to us a lot. i think what it actually is, have women actually got that choice? so actually there are main reasons why women tend to fall out of the labour market or they tend to stop and stall with how much they are earning. often that is around taking maternity or taking gaps and not being able to come back to the same job they are doing. actually, are employers offering them the same opportunities to do the jobs at the level that men have that permission now? things like shared parental leave have been absolutely crucial in moving this forward because it
has actually allowed men to step away and start making those decisions about how they work and that is obviously going to benefit women for the same reason. we do need to see that change moving forward. shared parental leave is one thing they can be doing to improve their own father leave or shared parental leave provision. what are the other things key thing is that employers can do, so if they‘re looking at a lack of progress this year they can work hard and make it better next year? it comes around to culture and what is happening behind the scenes. it needs to be both systemic and individual as an approach. systemic, we must make sure policies are correct so it is not about maternity programmes on maternity leave but shared parental development programmes, how can one prosper by going on leave and take back to the rest of their career for both men and women? and making sure
development is there so policies and programmes intervention is not only enable both men and women but they actually provide women with the flexibility, agility and access to the board rooms that are currently still made up of predominantly white men. and giving them those access. it is about transparent and open conversation mimicked by the leadership about the correct behaviours that should be going on and the correct following of those processes. that was someone from a diversity consultancy talking to our reporter. an english hospital has said it will no longer take in patients from wales, except in emergencies and maternity cases. the decision by the countess of chester nhs foundation trust means gps in wales will no longer be able to refer patients for treatment over the border at the hospital. our health correspondent, dominic hughes, explains. this relates to what the hospital trust described as unresolved funding issues. in other words, it‘s a dispute about payment from the neighbouring health board in flintshire in north wales
to this trust that runs the hospital in chester. around a fifth of all the patients, around 23,000 patients that was in 2017, who arrive at chester hospital come from north wales. last year we heard from the board that they were missing out on at least £4 million worth of funding because they felt those patients from north wales were not being funded properly. so the trust had taken the decision today, after what is obviously a long, ongoing discussion with the health board in north wales to stop patients from north wales attending, unless they are cancer patients, maternity patients, patients with an existing appointment or emergencies. the un, us and four of its allies have expressed deep concern overfighting in libya. they‘ve called for calm amid clashes near one town,
and as the leader of forces in the east of the country ordered his troops to march on the capital tripoli. caroline rigby reports. stretching into the distance, a convoy of armoured vehicles and trucks mounted with guns, allegedly heading west. is this evidence of an escalation in the country‘s long running conflict? the footage was released by the self—styled libyan national army, as its chief ordered troops to march on the capital, tripoli. translation: heroes, the time has come. it is time to advance towards tripoli and to enter it peacefully. only point your weapons at those who have decided to fight. only fire on those who had decided to shoot and want bloodshed. those who put down their weapons will be spared. the announcement came as the un secretary general made a rare visit to tripoli to meet the internationally recognised government. a trip aimed at drumming up support for a national conference,
to lay the groundwork for much delayed elections. i want to make a very strong appeal — an appeal for all military movements to stop. there is no military solution for any problem in the world, and there is not a military solution for the problems in libya. in a joint statement, the us, france, britain, italy and the uae expressed deep concern and urged restraint. while the un—backed government in tripoli says it‘s put its forces on high alert and powerful armed groups from the western city of misrata, who backed the government, have also vowed to stop any advance from the east. but it‘s feared any intensification in the conflict could be a major setback for un mediation, in a country where the tussle for power runs deep.
a result of the messy end to colonel gaddafi‘s rule that has already ripped this nation apart. caroline rigby, bbc news. in a moment we‘ll have all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc news... theresa may writes to the eu asking for an extension to article 50 until the end ofjune. that is with the possibility of taking part in european elections. a woman from surrey who killed her husband has said she will plead not guilty to murder at her trial. sally challen‘s murder conviction was quashed five weeks ago. bbc analysis shows more than three quarters of the uk‘s biggest employers have a gender pay gap in favour of men with fewer than half succeeding in narrowing the difference. let‘s ta ke let‘s take you back to brexit now and today we have been sounding out
opinion in chelmsford high street in essex, talking to local businesses about the current uncertainty over our departure from the european union. just over half of people living there voted to leave the eu during the 2016 referendum. well, our business correspondent has been talking to some of the workers and people in the area and this is what they had to say. will it be good for business or bad for business? confusing at the moment. i don‘t know whether to order a lot or whether we are ok. so i think what we would like to know is to know... we wa nt we would like to know is to know... we want to know if we are coming out or staying in or waiting one year? literally each week i think... should i triple eight? then i com pletely should i triple eight? then i completely doubt myself. the longer it drags on, or if it does indeed happen... if it doesn't... it does indeed happen... if it doesn't. .. it might does indeed happen... if it doesn't... it might have a negative impact if it does happen.
are you in favour of brexit? lam not. nobody can say if brexit will be good or bad. there are so many unknown variables. that is the way it is, nobody can say. do you worry about it? not any more than anything else. life is about taking your chances and you are going to do what you are going to do. could you lose money over it, do you think? i don't know whether that would be just because of brexit, i could lose money from anything, but i don't know whether brexit is necessarily bad or good. it is mostly an unknown quality. iam from quality. i am from colombia and brexit worries me because we have no idea what is going on with us. because if there is no deal... we have a small business, beginning a small business now, and i don‘t know... may be with
the products we use and our situation... if you are immigrants, you don‘t know if... we don‘t know what kind of deal we will have. what kind of things where you and what would you like to know? i would like to know what the situation is for us, foreign people, thatis situation is for us, foreign people, that is the most worrying. also for the economy. what happens with everything? do you think your business is at risk? yes, i think so because i think all the prices are going to be more expensive for everything. like with the products we use, they are going to be more expensive and i believe it will be harder to find them. did you vote remain or leave? i was did you vote remain or leave? iwasa did you vote remain or leave? i was a lever and i probably still and a lever, to be fair. if i vote again, i probably would vote to leave. but i do have more concerns
now than what i initially had when i was voting to leave. i don‘t know. the problem is nobody has really got any information, have they? of any deals. we are not actually being told what the deals are. we are not... there are no deals. it is such a vast can of worms that nobody knows what is going on and that is the thing, the uncertainty. we live ina the thing, the uncertainty. we live in a democracy and the british public voted to leave, so if that is what the vote was for... if we voted for tories or labour or sdp are whoever, then the independents... then that is what should be. those are some of the views we gathered today in chelmsford. today
is the start of the bbc dance passion festival, and a teacher came up passion festival, and a teacher came up with a technique to make it more accessible for people who have lost some or all of their site. —— who‘ve lost some or all of their sight. david sillito‘s been to meet him. sweeping his arms through the air, dipping and swooping across the space with balletic movement... what you are hearing here is audio description, a way of bringing dance to people with visual impairment. but it has its limitations, especially with street dance. known as breaking or b—boying, it‘s just too fast for words. the dancer stamps his arms, stamps his legs from left to right and then swings his arms up and down... you‘re defeated. it‘s too tricky. so nathan here has come up with a new way of turning dance into sound. whp, whp, whp, whp, whp! zzzzhoom! how does it help? it creates a richer soundscape for people with visual impairment. zzzzzh. . . vwom, vwom, vwom, vwom, vwom! bzhoom! conventional audio description is pretty much done — "the dancer lifts their arm, moves it to the side, they turn their head to the left"
and that‘s pretty much it. kh, kh, kh, kh! with the sound effects that we use, we can audio describe a complex area of movement in a very short space of time. i saw one movement, it was sort of like this. does that have a sound? and it‘s a language that‘s fairly quick to pick up. whoosh, whoosh. .. i think i get that. you know immediately what you‘re looking at, don‘t you? yes. and the sounds don‘tjust help the audience follow the movements. it‘s also a tool in the dance studio, a place that is for this group a haven. for me as a visually impaired person, i walk with a cane and people don't always recognise that in london so there's kind of collisions, there is miscommunication.
there is a freedom, then, in the dance studio. oh, yes, definitely, the dance studio is an open space. i know where i am, i know the size of the space. i walk the space prior to moving in it, and it's that familiarity that really helps. and it‘s notjust the freedom — it‘s also a work—out for a non—visual sense of space and other people. you can feel where people are? ican sense. so if i walk around you, you would know where i am. i would know... i would know. drop to one knee, soar through the air... audio description for dance has completely revolutionised dance for visually impaired audiences. it‘s brought people in and it‘s allowed people who had a late—onset sight loss to re—engage with theatre, re—engage with dance. whoosh, brrr, gzhoom! so even if you‘re never going to quite manage this,
this new language of dance may at least help you appreciate those who can. don‘t try that at home. the fossil ofa 43 don‘t try that at home. the fossil of a 43 million —year—old whale with four legs, webbed feet and hooves has been discovered in peru. palaeontologists believe the marine mammal‘s am—long body was adapted to swim and walk on land. researchers believe the discovery could shed light on the evolution of the whale and how it spread. now let‘s take a look at the weather. hello. hello. hello and good afternoon. a change of fortune for this weekend. today we are seeing the best of the sunshine across eastern parts of england. a lovely day here at scarborough. weather still shaped really by a large area of low pressure at the centre, drifting away to the south—west. around it we
have spiralling bands of cloud with areas of sunshine in between. this is the main area of cloud bringing wet weather up from northern parts of france, so we sought scarborough earlier on, and this is torquay. it looks different as a beach, with some stronger winds and clouds and rain. that rain is pushing notjust into the south—west of england but into the south—west of england but into wales. same cloud into northern ireland, moving away and further east across the uk and better chance of staying dry and sunshine. it won‘t feel as cold as recently. the wind is not a strong and temperatures of 13 or 1a celsius. through the evening and overnight, we will see the back of the rain for northern ireland and wales and eventually from the south—west of england. at the same time the rain expected in orkney will push its way inland into scotland. in between we have some clearer skies which shouldn‘t be too cold tonight, with temperatures similar to last night, around three up to six celsius. i mention this idea of a changeable fortune this weekend, and we will
find the eastern side of the uk more likely to have cloud and more likely to get wet weather for the west. it is likely to be drier for the west and more sunshine. a better day for northern ireland and wales and the western side of england on saturday. it should be dry with plenty sunshine. turning to cloud through the afternoon across eastern england, grey with drizzle. most rain coming across scotland, pushed in on an easterly wind which means the temperatures are struggling in aberdeen. but the northern ireland, wales, western side of england, warmer than today with highs of 12 up warmer than today with highs of 12 up to 1a celsius. overnight not too cold with temperatures typically around six or seven celsius. cloud coming in on an easterly wind. again, more the eastern side of the uk will see the cloud and there we have showers on the scene on sunday which could be heavy and potentially even thundery, especially towards the south—east. the further west you are, whilst it may be more cloud round on sunday, a good chance of staying dry with slightly warmer air helping brochure was developed