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the prime minister heads to brussels to ask the european union to extend the brexit deadline until the end ofjune. but in a letter to eu leaders the council president recommends they back a longer, more flexible delay to brexit. before leaving for brussels theresa may told mps she's still pushing for a short extension and defended her brexit policy. i think it is important, we could have actually been outside the european union by now if we had managed to get the deal through and i am continuing to work to ensure that we can deliver brexit and can do that in a way that works for people across this country. we'll have all the latest from here in brussels and in westminster. also this lunchtime... the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu claims victory in the country's
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closely fought election. claims of a postcode lottery in mental health services for children in england. and game of thrones — the lasting legacy it will leave for northern ireland. coming up: a bittersweet night for spurs. they went against manchester city but will possibly lose harry kane for the rest of the season. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one, live from brussels where in a few hours eu leaders will meet for an emergency summit to discuss a further postponement to brexit. the prime minister, theresa may, wants a delay until the end ofjune in the hope of securing the opposition support
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for a withdrawal agreement that parliament has rejected three times. but the european council president, donald tusk, has advised them to approve a longer extension to avoid rolling month to month crises which would force britain to take part in next month's european elections. if all 27 eu leaders do not agree to an extension, britain is due to leave without a deal on friday. our first report comes from our political correspondent iain watson. it does not quite seem like taking back control. it is here in brussels, not at westminster, a key decision about the uk's future will be made. theresa may will ask the leaders of the other 27 states for a further, short delay to brexit until june to 30th. but the decision will be theirs, not hers. but before departing for brussels, theresa may was asked why she was reluctant to leave the eu on friday.”
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was asked why she was reluctant to leave the eu on friday. i believe a conservative government will make a success conservative government will make a success of whatever the situation is in relation to brexit, but i still believe the best brexit for the uk is to be able to live in an orderly way and to live with the deal. the d raft way and to live with the deal. the draft conclusions of what the eu leaders will decide have already been circulated. they suggest a brexit delay will be agreed, but the exact date has been left blank. in a letter to eu leaders at the president of the european council, donald tusk, says in addition to theresa may's request, we should discuss an alternative longer extension of up to a year. this is what theresa may said on that last month. i am not prepared to delay brexit any further than the 30th of june. brexit any further than the 30th of june. but the brexit secretary says something has changed. if there were an extension longer than the 30th of june, the key is that we contaminate that as soon as we can. some mps are
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furious she is looking for a further delay to brexit. the dup have said it is humiliating. but for some brexiteer as not every political clout has a silver lining. they think it could give enough time for the prime minister to be deposed and be replaced with a new leader to give the party a new sense of direction. for the party it gives it a chance to come together for a new leader to really listen to what the different parts of the conservative party are saying. i think most people believe that new leader must bea people believe that new leader must be a lever, a brexiteer if you like, with some good solid credentials. these opposition politicians are not the prime minister's usual political friends, but if she is to get a deal through parliament quickly, she will need labour support and that will require compromise on both sides. this is a process that should have started two years ago and it will be
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very difficult, but there is a desire across the house of commons to reach a conclusion. the closer theresa may moves to labour, the more she might annoy many of her restless backbenchers. delaying brexit avoids leaving the eu without a deal on friday, but it does not make getting a deal any easier. our political correspondent iain watson is in westminster. three weeks ago the prime minister was saying she would not accept a delay to brexit beyond the 30th of june. neither any red lines she will not cross here this evening? there area not cross here this evening? there are a few red lines, but frankly when she comes to brussels she will be prepared to accept a longer extension as long as it is a flexible extension. as long as she can combat head to westminster to tell her mps, you may ask me to extend this for nine months or a year, but we can get out quicker if
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you lot agree and pass my deal or anything like it. we can come out sooner anything like it. we can come out sooner than that, perhaps sooner than the end ofjune. she is keen to do that so british meps would not have to sit in the new european parliament. but to get a quick agreement at westminster she needs the opposition labour party on board. iam the opposition labour party on board. i am told talks with them went relatively well yesterday behind—the—scenes. but she and jeremy corbyn have trouble managing some of their own mps and their pa rty‘s rank—and—file. many some of their own mps and their party's rank—and—file. many in the labour party say we want a deal you reach with theresa may tied to a commitment to a referendum. theresa may said she was not prepared to compromise on a referendum. from her point of view if she compromises elsewhere, for example on a customs union, she could lose members of her cabinet. simply having an extension will not solve any problems. simply having an extension will not solve any problems. our europe correspondent damian
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grammaticas is here. we think we know what is going to happen, but the evidence of recent summit show when the 27 litres cat in the room they take a harder line on the uk than the commission. that is right. we think we know there is going to be an extension. but what we do not know is how long and with what riders attached. it seems to be the case that on theresa may's tour yesterday it has done enough to get the germans keen on along extension. but the french either issue here and a difficult one. what we cannot rule out here is they may make some quite difficult questions in the room. this will be having heard her speech. she will make her pitch to the 27 leaders, then leave the room, thenit the 27 leaders, then leave the room, then it is up to the 27 and anyone of them can raise any difficult
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issues they like. the french are raising difficult issues about the uk's continued behaviour and if it stays in the eu club for 9—12 months, what guarantees that a new prime minister or the same prime minister will not create problems down the line. and also they want signposts along the way. can they have time posts which they review things? if they do not think it is working, can they call for a uk exit. i would not rule out a push towards a shorter date that theresa may has talked about, the end of june, but the majority wanted to be longer. angela merkel says she wants it to be long enough to create calm, but she will be having a meeting with emmanuel macron and the french before she goes in. theresa may will before she goes in. theresa may will be here at four o'clock and she has got a meeting with donald tusk first, and than an hour later she will be speaking to the 27. then the
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fate of the uk will lie in the hands of the 27 and it will be at the whim of the 27 and it will be at the whim of one to express a veto. if there is just of one to express a veto. if there isjust one of one to express a veto. if there is just one veto, britain will be leaving the eu on friday. all at sta ke leaving the eu on friday. all at stake this evening and plenty of coverage on the bbc. we will be back shortly, meanwhile back to the studio. meanwhile, here businesses who spent money stockpiling ahead of a potential no deal brexit are now stuck in limbo not knowing how or exactly when the uk might finally leave the eu. business groups are warning the uncertainty is having implications for their cash flow, and their ability to make investment plans. our business correspondent katy austin reports. these cakes wouldn't be the same without their main ingredient. cheese from germany. to tide them over if supplies are disrupted by a no—deal brexit, this cake maker has brought in ten times their local order. if ferries cannot come through the port, the factory would literally grind to a halt.
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at this sort of level, ten tonnes of soft cheese, that is ok, but if we had to do a lot more, if we had to start purchasing chocolate, butter, lots of other ingredients, it would get tougher for us as a business. and they are far from alone. warehouses and stock rooms across the country have been full to bursting for months, with record levels of stockpiling reported in the manufacturing industry. many businesses of all shapes and sizes have long been preparing for a brexit deadline that has now been and gone. the question for businesses now is, how do they keep preparing when the deadlines keep shifting? clearly if people are spending money on stockpiling, renting extra storage space, they are not spending that on growing their business, they are not spending it on future investment, and we know that small business confidence and investment at the moment is absolutely on the floor. today tesco became the latest supermarket to say it has bought in extra nonperishable
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goods because of brexit. there is only limited evidence of households doing the same. we asked people out shopping in north london if they are buying more. stockpiling a lot of things, mainly nonperishable goods like tinned tomatoes and coconut oil. we have got a lot of toilet paper hanging around as well. it has been going on for so long, it is sort of, i don't know, i don't feel bothered about it, it is not really stressing me out. for me, it is really scary, and i am making plans to make sure that whatever happens it does not affect me too much. not all businesses can stockpile, and places like this cannot afford to do it repeatedly. they can only wait for politicians to decide when brexit will come around. the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is likely to secure a record fifth term in office after a closely fought election. with almost all the results now in, it looks like he'll be able to form a new coalition with right wing and religious parties. mr netanyahu's likud party
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is expected to finish with roughly the same number of seats as that of the centrist blue and white alliance, led by former military chief of staff, benny gantz. the campaign was overshadowed by corruption allegations against mr netanyahu, who claims he's the victim of a political "witch hunt". our chief international correspondent lyse doucet is injerusalem. history looks set to be made in this election which will shape the future of israel, the region and far beyond. benjamin neta nyahu of israel, the region and far beyond. benjamin netanyahu looks to beyond. benjamin netanyahu looks to be on course to become israel's longest serving prime minister. but the politician whose support has called him the magician faced his toughest challenge in a decade. a man more used to fighting on the battlefield, but then at the ballot box. the polls closed last night and both men immediately announced they
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had won. this morning in the cold political light of day they both had one with the same number of seats. but in israel voting day can sometimes match a less than the weeks of horse trading and negotiations to set the next israeli government. let's get the latest from our middle east correspondent. let's get the latest from our middle east correspondent. victorious benjamin neta nyahu greeted his supporters as the vote began. some called it a referendum on his leadership. to his supporters he is the saviour of israel's security, but mired in corruption allegations after a decade in power, his right—wing coalition is now set for a fifth term in office. translation: i am very touched the people of israel have given me their vote of confidence for the fifth time. i intend to be the prime minister of all the citizens of israel, white, left, dues, all the
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citizens in israel. he had faced his toughest challenge in years, a former army chief, benny gantz. as the exit polls kept at it looked like a tie between his party and benjamin netanyahu's. do you think you will win? so far it looks good, we have to wait for the actual results. what would you call on the president to do? we are the biggest party and that says it all. religious voters and right—wing nationalist parties help to prop up benjamin netanyahu's nationalist parties help to prop up benjamin neta nyahu's chances nationalist parties help to prop up benjamin netanyahu's chances of building another coalition. it signals another further shift in the right of israeli politics, as the left—wing declared a peace deal with the palestinians and suffered further losses. benjamin neta nyahu pledged to formally extend his israeli sovereignty to jewish settle m e nts israeli sovereignty to jewish settlements in the occupied west bank. they are illegal under international law, although israel
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disputes this. such a move would be strongly opposed by palestinians who see the area as part of their future state. it could coincide with an unexpected plan from president trump to reach a deal between the two size. benjamin netanyahu may have won one of his greatest victories, but with corruption charges looming, it could yet prove to be short lived. children dealing with mental health problems in england face a postcode lottery when it comes to getting the help they need, according to a new report. the study, by children's commissioner anne longfield, says spending on services for children with anxiety or depression has fallen by a third in some parts of england. our health correspondent sophie hutchinson reports. a mindfulness lesson to help with children cope with the pressures of life. school counsellors and drop—in centres a re life. school counsellors and drop—in centres are thought to be helpful. today, however, a report by the
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children's commissioner has warned that access to that help is patchy. the report shows a large regional variations in the amount spent by local authorities on low—level mental health support. the most is almost £18 per child in london. compare that to around £7 in the south—east and the lowest is around just £5 in these div england. that means that children and parents can't rely on what is there. so there is funding available centrally but it is being left to local authorities and local health sees used to decide how much is spent. i wa nt used to decide how much is spent. i want much more scrutiny nationally but while some parts of the country are spending a lot less, the report did find overall spending on services like counsellorhad risen by 1796. services like counsellorhad risen by 17%. the aim of low—level support is to prevent illness from escalating and the need for hospital admissions. it is clearly much better to talk to a young person when problems first emerge, rather
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than waiting. we hear about children whose problems have got worse and they have dropped out of school and that means one of their parents might have to leave work and look after them, it might have to leave work and look afterthem, it can might have to leave work and look after them, it can have devastating effects on the whole family. the government insists it is focusing on early help, particularly in schools and that its plans will allow 70,000 more children a year to have access to specialist mental health care in the next few years. sophie hutchinson, bbc news. our top story this lunchtime... the prime minister heads to brussels today to ask the european union to extend the brexit deadline until the end ofjune. but the eu council president recommends they back a longer, more flexible delay to brexit. and coming up, the studio behind bars — we visit the prison where inmates run their own tv channel. coming up in the sport... can rory mcilory finally master the us masters? he is the favourite at
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augusta, it is the only major key hasn't won and it starts tomorrow. there's been a tenfold increase in hiv among drug users in glasgow. researchers there have identified 100 new cases in the last seven years. among the factors being blamed are homelessness, and the fact that more people are injecting cocaine. our correspondent chris clements reports. a demonstration of a mobile hiv test. since february, outreach workers on glasgow streets have been using these 15—minute kits to test for a virus that has exploded in this city's injecting drug population. it's just like a pregnancy test. if that goes up and there is one line, that means there is no hiv in the blood. if there is two lines, there is hiv in the blood. since 2015, glasgow has seen more than 140 new hiv cases among users. today's report surveyed 4,000 people
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who inject drugs over seven years. we're fortunate enough to be in a position to monitor how the impact of that outbreak has changed the trends in hiv amongst the population in glasgow, from less than 1% five years ago to well over 10% now. the research found that a key factor in the outbreak was a steep rise in injecting cocaine. what we discovered about 2014—15 was that cocaine was becoming more available, more affordable to people. we have seen that people started to inject cocaine rather than just snorting it. but it's the same group of people that we work with, it's just that they are injecting heroin and cocaine, which is obviously making the risk worse because they are injecting more. the health board here has already proposed a facility where users can inject drugs safely, but the plan was rejected by the home office two years ago. we, as front line workers, can provide clients with the best harm reduction advice in the world, but at the end
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of the day they're leaving our service with injecting equipment, they are going into the city centre, up alleyways, they are exposed to the elements, they're also preparing to inject their drugs with other people as well, which again is increasing the likelihood of transmission of blood—borne viruses. today, authorities have a deeper understanding of an hiv outbreak that has been the uk's worst for 30 years. more than 200 people are still at risk of infection among the drug—using population here. people across britain with conditions like dementia and parkinson's disease could be missing out on big discounts in their council tax. residents with severe mental impairments shouldn't have to pay council tax, but campaigners say differences in how local authorities handle the process is too confusing. colletta smith reports. hi, thomas. what's for tea tonight? thomas is doing more to help his mother out
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at home at the moment, because she's doing more to help her mum. we just need to add the sweet potatoes. sian's mum pat has dementia, which means sharon and her siblings are in charge of her finances. following her diagnosis, we had a visit with the memory clinic in north wales, and they said, what are you doing about benefits? so they told me about the council tax exemption, which i had no idea existed. it's thought that tens of thousands of people across the uk don't realise that they shouldn't be paying council tax. that's why, here in denbigh and across wales, they have decided to advertise the exemption more, to just have one standardised form, and to give people their money back right up to the point that they were first diagnosed. sian managed to get help here at her mum's local citizens advice. they say a lot of people are put off by the term "severe mental impairment". it's not a nice term, and that's something that we discuss with people when we are talking about whether they
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may qualify or be eligible, to encourage them to make the claim. after a long campaign about the differences between councils, money—saving experts are now calling for england and scotland to follow the example set here in wales. it's likely scotland will follow suit soon, but the real work has to be done on england. james brokenshire, the minister on this, i am calling upon him to look at what wales is doing, because the law is exactly the same in england and wales. everything that wales is doing, england could do, but it is leaving people, some of the most vulnerable in society, in the dark. the scottish local authority say they are keen to learn from best practice, and the english local government association told us that councils should support those who meet the eligibility criteria. under the new welsh system, sian will now be able to claim back three years of council tax payments since her mum was first diagnosed.
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having those extra funds available, that's going to make it so much easier, to be able to get the extra help if she needs it. prisoners at a jail in nottinghamshire have launched their own tv channel. among the programmes is a drama showing the impact of crime on victims, a documentary about drugs and a cookery show. the idea of the channel at lowdham grange prison is to give new skills to inmates and steer them away from reoffending. jeremy ball reports. watching tv in a prison cell. if you think that's controversial, what do you make of this? that looks amazing... asif has tuned into a show that stars inmates here. they are reviewing computer games on a channel called inside tv. we've agreed to disguise some prisoners to protect their victims. i didn't believe it until i had seen it. you will get somebody playing chess on it or you've got quite a few magic programmes, people who want to do a bit of magic. it gives me an ear regarding
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training, gym information. it makes you feel safe as you know what you are doing yourself. if you see someone in immediate distres... this documentary is designed to save lives. it is about the dangers of synthetic drugs. i never had no mental issues and with this stuff i ended up getting sectioned on it. i've seen people swimming on the floor, i've seen people barking like dogs. then we're going to place this back into the microwave for another five minutes. and this is the jail‘s cookery show. you can drain off the fish that we left to one side earlier. the programmes are all being made behind bars here at lowdham grange. just come in and look at how they do it. this is the prison's very own television studio. hi, how are you doing? today, these two prisoners are being filmed recording a comedy script. they actually get a qualification working inside the media area. and the second benefit is for the prison in general, which is that it helps us to be able to communicate effectively with the prison population here. with the prisoner population here. some people are going to say, look, prisoners come here to get punished,
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not to make television programmes. actually, the punishment is sending people to prison and the courts do that. ourjob is to rehabilitate them. part of that rehabilitation journey has got to be about giving them skills so that when they're released from prison, they're less likely to commit crime. staff here can also type a newsflash if the prison goes into lockdown, running across the bottom of the screen. it's made a massive difference. before, prisoners would become frustrated, they want to be out doing different activities, going to work, so if there is any disruption and they know exactly what is happening, they are less likely to kick off and cause any kind of violence. it's really beneficial in calming the population. now, asif hasjoined inside tv, where he has been learning how to produce videos and hoping that can make him an honest living when he's eventually released from jail. jeremy ball, bbc news at lowdham grange. the last ever series of game of thrones airs next week, and although its the end of the line
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for the hit show, it will leave an important economic legacy for northern ireland, where much of it is made. visitors now flock to the locations where the series is filmed, and it's meant a huge boost to tourism. chris page is in belfast, at a new exhibition about the show. chris. yes, game of thrones has been a massive global tv hit and this exhibition really showcases the artistry involved in making the show. that is the sort of armour worn by someone in the series, and this was also one by one of the main characters. so, interest in game of thrones is about to hit an all—time high it seems, with the final season about to go to air, but it has generated substantial business spin—offs for northern ireland. the real—life westeros. this part of the uk has been home
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to perhaps the biggest tv series in the world for the last decade. what we want to know is where melisandre gave birth, and that's in here... you can really see how the caves, the cliffs, the crashing waves on the stretch of coastline in county antrim appealed to the game of thrones location scouts. and now, thousands of tourists are coming here to see for themselves the places where so many of the major scenes in the series were filmed. it's wonderful that you're being taken to a place like this where you would never usually go before... the village of cushendun gets coachloads of visitors every day, from china to california. i love the game of thrones, it's a fantastic show, northern ireland is gorgeous. so beautiful. one of the most beautiful places ever i've ever been, and i can't wait to come back. yeah, absolutely. and obviously game of thrones is a huge plus. all sorts of local people have benefited from the thrones effect. a show this epic requires plenty of swords, daggers and arrows. one man who's had a big part in bringing those scenes to the screen practises his art in the county down countryside.
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this blacksmith made weapons used to fight for the iron throne. it is the stuff of dreams. i mean, i was a fan of the books before i knew the show was ever going to get made. and then when you hear the show is getting made, i thought it was fantastic, and then finding out it was being made here was even better. the show has generated newjobs, career opportunities and an international profile for the tv and film industry. this production company has more than tripled its staff since game of thrones arrived. it has persuaded parents and colleges that the creative industries now is a very acceptable place to work, it's a very acceptable ambition to want to work in creative industries. hbo's involvement was a major reason why a government agency invested heavily in the pilot episode ten years ago. but it still felt like a bit of a gamble. it was a punt, but we knew that this was the best opportunity northern ireland was ever going to get. we'll continue to grow, it will all get bigger
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and better in many ways, but i don't think there will ever be anything quite like game of thrones. the fantasy show has had a fantastic impact on northern ireland, but the question now is, who will be left standing at the end of the final season? yes, millions of viewers wondering who will triumph in the battle for the seven kingdoms of. they will find out in the next few weeks. but the people in northern ireland hope the people in northern ireland hope the game of thrones legacy will last for many years. let's get more now on that eu summit and go back to christian fraser in brussels there may be a game of thrones atmosphere in the room tonight amongst the 27. we can discuss that 110w amongst the 27. we can discuss that now with our reality check correspondent chris morris. i think the concern seems to be that if there is a longer extension, the uk is there as a sort of reluctant member? yeah. donald tusk, the council president, has suggested an extension of up to one year, which
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ta kes extension of up to one year, which takes us up to march 2020, another potential date has been suggested, the end of this year, december 2019. this is a period in which the eu has to make some big decisions about personnel, getting into discussions about its next budget. i think whatever date emerges it would have an early exit clause if a brexit deal got through parliament in the meantime. but as you suggest, as well as the length, it is about the conditions that might be attached. theresa may has already promised to pledge sincere co—operation with the eu, we will be a responsible member state as long as we are in the club. but that would be a promise which would not necessarily apply to a future prime minister or government. so we may well have some eu countries insisting on further guarantees and there is no settled position on exactly the form that should take, which is why we might be infora should take, which is why we might be in for a long night tonight as they try and work out a form which will move the process forward but
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