us us up to march 2020, another 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 not lock them into something with a
recalcitrant britain they can't escape from a. chris morris, thank you very much. the leaders are starting to arrive here, france and germany have just announced that they will meet before they speak to theresa may this evening to agree a common position. time for a look at the weather. here's lucy martin. feeling chilly over the next few days but it comes with a good deal of dry weather and at times some sunny spells. if we take a look at the satellite, you can see there is a good deal of dry weather, some sunshine around, some patchy cloud, particularly in parts of north—east england this morning. but we take a look at this afternoon and it is looking dry and bright with further sunny spells. there will be a little bit more cloud for eastern parts of england and the far north of scotland, but it is going to remain dry with that keen north—easterly wind. it is feeling cool for coastal areas and breezy across the south.
temperatures not up to much today, a maximum of around 9—13. the best of the sunshine will be the further west you are. going through this evening and overnight, we will tend to see a bit more cloud coming into the far north of scotland. a bit more cloud coming in from the west for northern ireland and also feeding into eastern parts of england. but under clear skies it is looking like it's going to be a cold night, temperatures dropping away. there is the chance of a fairly widespread frost tomorrow morning. tomorrow, a bit more cloud for north—east scotland and parts of northern ireland, the cloud feeding in from the west could be thick enough for the order spot of drizzle. across england and wales it is looking dry but claudia again in the good day no. and this is where we will find the cooler temperatures. high pressure remains in charge overnight thursday into friday, sat across scandinavia, we're dragging in the cool airfrom
the north—east and it is also holding the weather fronts at bay. friday is looking like a dry day with a bit more cloud around. also some sunny with a bit more cloud around. also some sunny spells. we still have that north—easterly breeze and so it is still feeling chilly on friday. the temperatures between 9—11dc. that takes us into the weekend. if we ta ke that takes us into the weekend. if we take a quick look at the air mass, you can see we've still got high out over scandinavia poker bucket are still in the cool air mass. so it is going to stay chilly over the weekend. there will be a good deal of dry weather. moving through the weekend it is not looking too bad and there are even signs of something a bit less cool into next week. that's all from the bbc news at one,
good afternoon. it's 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news. it was a bitter sweet victory for tottenham in the first leg of the champions league quarterfinal against manchester city. harry kane could be out for the rest of the season after picking up an injury. city had a first half penalty saved but on the hour mark, spurs lost their talisman, kane going in for a tackle on fabian delph turned his ankle, he has already missed a month of this season with ankle ligament damage, he'll have scans over the next 2a hours. spurs had been on top up to that point. son heung—min‘s goal inside the last 15 minutes gave them a 1—0 lead to take to city in the second leg next week. when the thai comes out they will be the last club 0ther when the thai comes out they will be the last club other than barcelona spurs wanted but the opening of the new stadium at was the talk and spurs said that feel and stature and
they did that with a great result. there was a point when they lost harry kane, he is gone in the very tight with fabian delph, delph didn't like it. he was saying it was yourfault, didn't like it. he was saying it was your fault, that. and didn't like it. he was saying it was yourfault, that. and they did didn't like it. he was saying it was your fault, that. and they did well after that, son got the goal and stepped up but he will be missed, harry kane, in the second leg. kane has posted this on social media this afternoon "gutted to go off injured but every setback is a chance to come back stronger than ever. big finish from the boys to go on and win!" liverpool also have a first leg advantage in their quarterfinal — beating porto 2—0 at anfield. naby keita and roberto firmino with the goals in the first half against the portuguese champions. 20 year old sam curran has become the youngest englishman in 100 years to be named as one of wisden‘s five
cricketers of the year. four of the five are english. he'sjoined byjos buttler on the list the county championship—winning surrey captain rory burns and tammy beaumont from the england women's team. the india captain virat kohli makes up the five and is nameds the leading cricketer of the year for the third time in a row. the first golf major of the year on the mens tour, the masters, starts tomorrow rory mcilroy says his return to form is down to balancing his game with his personal life. the northern irishman is the favourite to win his first green jacket as he aims to become the first european to claim a careergrand slam. he has had a good start to the season — winning the player's championship last month — but says life is not all about what happens on the course. i got married just under two years ago, and trying to be a good husband and also a good golfer and just to bea and also a good golfer and just to be a better man and be able to separate those two is something i think is quite important to me. by focusing a little bit more on these
things away from golf, it's helped me become a better golfer, and that is something, it works for me, it might not work for everyone else, but it's certainly a path i want to keep following. rugby australia has described an israel folau social media post as unacceptable. the full back says "hell awaits" gay people. folau, who is a key part of the wallabies' world cup plans and broke the super rugby tryscoring record last weekend, made similar comments last year but escaped any sanction. rugby australia said the post "does not represent the values of the sport and is disrespectful to members of the rugby community", their integrity unit has been engaged to look into the matter. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. spurs fansjust spurs fans just waiting to see how bad that injury is on harry kane, he is having scans within the next 2a
hours or so. i will be back a little bit later at 6:30pm. with india's election looming, pakistan's prime minister imran khan has told the bbc he's willing to talk peace after the polls. he insisted his country was dismantling the radical groups involved in the violence in kashmir. and he claimed he had the pakistani army's full backing. imran khan has been talking to the bbc‘s world affairs editor, john simpson. these are testing times for imran khan. in february he had to cope with an aerial bombing against his territory by india. and if things had gone wrong there could have been a serious escalation between the two nuclear powers. instead, he seems to have defused the situation. india was targeting what it claimed were terrorists from jaish offending against it from pakistani territory. many people in india will see this interview with you.
what message would you like to send the government and the people of india? surely the number—one task of the two governments should be how are you going to reduce poverty? in the way we reduce property is by settling our differences through dialogue and then there is only one difference and that is kashmir. it must be settled. the kashmir issue cannot keep boiling as it is because anything happening in kashmir, through a reaction to the oppression taking place in kashmir, it will be palmed off to pakistan. we will be blamed and tensions will rise, as they have risen in the past. so if we can settle kashmir, the benefits of peace are tremendous for the subcontinent. the indian government would say you are still simply not doing enough about terrorism. we are dismantling the organisations already. as we speak... including jaish?
we have taken over their madrassas and their organisations. this is the first serious effort that had been taken to disarm militant groups. and you have the will to see it through? we have the will because it is for the future of pakistan. 0utside pressure or not it is in our interest that we do not have militant groups here any longer. given pakistan's nuclear weapons, india's attack last february could have led to a dangerous conflict indeed. imran khan says he was determined to make sure pakistan's reply was strictly limited. once you respond, no—one can predict where it will go from there. it could go anywhere because had they come back to attack pakistan again, pakistan would have no choice but to respond. so in that situation, two nuclear armed countries, i just felt that it was...
it was very irresponsible. imran khan hurries off. following him, the officer carrying, i was told, the briefcase that holds pakistan's nuclear codes. lots of women suffer cramps or mood swings in the run up to their period, but for around one in 20 people, these symptoms are so severe, they're unable to live a normal life. it's called premenstrual dysphoric disorder or pmdd, and could be affecting women without them even realising it. jayne mccubbin reports. pmdd. four letters experts say there is far too little understanding of, even though the cost of those four letters can be huge. lisa, what did it cost you? friendships, relationships.
you think it cost you your marriage? yeah. now i do. now i know what it was, i do believe that it cost me my marriage. because of my anger. my irritability. lisa had a miscarriage in 2016 and from then on the pmt she had always suffered spiralled into something far darker. even my gp would say it's like pmt on steroids. it's just... there is no comparison. there is no comparison at all. and the worst of it is the suicidal thoughts? yeah. i used a plan it in my head all the time because i didn't think that i was worthy of living and being with my children and having a family. these are four letters which cost lives. for lisa, this was written off as clinical depression until her gp had a light bulb moment. whenever lisa's periods and monthly
hormonal changes were stopped by a birth control coil, so too did the depression. five months ago, she took the most extreme action — a hysterectomy to stop those hormonal ebbs and flows for good. and i think if we didn't have that light bulb moment, i don't know where i would have been today. i think probably my children would have been taken off me, maybe. how do you feel today? amazing. absolutely amazing. i've got my life back, the kids are no longer eating takeaway food. i'm no longer in my bed 2a hours a day, crying. are you happy? happy, yes. yes. the condition was first fully recognised in america in 2014 and awareness is spreading to the uk with the first pmdd conference held in bournemouth this weekend. it's awareness that lisa knows can save lives. jayne mccubbin, bbc news.
in a moment we'll have all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc news. theresa may heads back 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. israel's prime minister bejamin netenyahu looks on course to win an historic fifth term — after elections ended in a dead heat between the two main parties. i'm vishala sri—pathma. in the business news: for transport barred it from three uk railfranchise bids which could mean an end to virgin trains on the west coast mainline. the dft says the bids were "noncompliant" because they did not meet pensions rules. stagecoach shares fell almost
10% in early trading. shares in drugmaker indivior plunged 70% after the us department of justice charged it with fraudulent marketing, alleging the firm conducted an illicit scheme to increase sales an opioid drug used to treat opioid addiction. indivior has issued an eight page rebuttal contesting the charges. the uk economy grows faster than expected — stockpiling by manufacturers ahead of brexit helped the uk economy grow by 0.3% in the three months to february. good afternoon. welcome to the business news. more on that story now about online fashion retailer asos. profits plunged 87% in the the six months to february against the same period in 2018. so what's went wrong? joining me now is samantha dover retail analyst at mintel.
it's a very curious story, because asos for years was seen it's a very curious story, because asos for years was seen as it's a very curious story, because asos for years was seen as the crown in the duel of online fashion retailer, what happened? it's indicative of a wider trend in retail, we are seeing retail sales going but lots more pressure on profits because the rise of online retailing means there is more competitors in the industry so more retailers than ever vying for consumer spending and that means consumers have become very willing to shop around and look for the best price that is putting pressure on prices. is it prices. isita prices. is it a case now of, we hear lots about how high street shops are having to compete with online and having to compete with online and having an online presence, but is it the case it's notjust good enough to have an online presence, you need to have an online presence, you need to have a niche, creativity, to pull
the punters in? that is definitely the punters in? that is definitely the case, the results from asos, they've been one of the star performers for a long time and we are now seeing performers for a long time and we are now seeing pressure performers for a long time and we are now seeing pressure coming performers for a long time and we are now seeing pressure coming on performers for a long time and we are now seeing pressure coming on to those online only retailers as well as high retailers. it's not online versus high street, it'sjust as high retailers. it's not online versus high street, it's just a very competitive market. what kind of retailers are doing well online this year? those with a real understanding of their customer, those who can communicate effectively with them and are getting the right products into stores or online at the right times. marketing clearly really important, that's one of the reasons asos said profits aren't that great. is that about social media, paid for adverts we see before we want to see a post 01’ we see before we want to see a post or videos, is that how you target the customer base? it's about understanding the journey people go on now before making any purchase, whether in—store or online, we
research ahead of time, whether it's online or going into stores and it's important to understand that journey. aside from fashion, discounting is really important on the high street now, even the high—end shops often have a sale is on, what about beyond the fashion niche, furniture, offerings of department stores, food, how are they doing? it's a similar story across the board, in general, consumers have become very savvy and price away, we can easily check prices across retailers and that is impacting all sectors but it is those discretionary purchases like fashion and beauty that are most impacted. asos, interestingly, shares went up today? it's just, i mean, asos, interestingly, shares went up today? it'sjust, i mean, we don't really comment on share prices but it just really comment on share prices but itjust a really comment on share prices but it just a case really comment on share prices but itjust a case of its more challenging out there at the moment and that's what's going on.
samantha, thank you forjoining us. tesco has reported a jump in profits today and the share price looking pretty healthy. number of reasons for that, jobs have been lost at tesco as part of efforts to streamline, lots of expansion plans as well this year, including offerings from buca and jax, it has about eight stores in tesco, a discounted range launched to rival the likes of aldi and lidl. also, we mentioned this in the headlines, shares plunged after the us department ofjustice charged this drug company with a—list marketing. accused of conducting illicit
schemes. share price has taken a bit ofa schemes. share price has taken a bit of a battering as a result. they've stripped nearly naked in the house of commons and are now planning to blocklade london. protest group extinction rebellion have been making headlines in recent months to spur the government into action against climate change. they plan to shut down london in what they're calling a full—scale rebellion next week. reporter catrin nye has been given access behind the scenes as the group prepares to disrupt the capital next week. late night in east london. these signs are being illegally fly posted all over the uk this week by new protest group extinction rebellion. the idea is to really, really draw attention to the environment crisis. so far they've shut down bridges, poured buckets of blood at downing street, blockaded the bbc and stripped naked in parliament. we are in the middle of a sixth mass extinction!
they are fighting climate change and want as many people arrested as possible to try and get the attention of the government. extinction rebellion have their headquarters in this slightly unexpected location. the top floor of a corporate building in euston. we've been filming behind the scenes with them. if you've been seeing what we did in the house of commons on monday... once you are in the police station you have the right to legal advice, to speak to your solicitor, and then you can call another person. this movement is based upon research and those two things that have come out of that research. which is mass participation in civil disobedience, maximises the chance of political change and it is significantly more effective than using violence. why does getting arrested help your movement? why does it notjust mean you look like a bunch of troublemakers? well, we do look like a bunch of troublemakers and troublemakers change the world. and these are your various
demands on the wall. tell the truth, yeah. the group have three core demands, that the government, as they put it, tell the truth about climate change. reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2025, and create something called a citizens assembly to oversee doing this. rebellion, last chance. i don't want to spend my weekend in a police cell... 31—year—old lorna greenwood recently joined the extinction rebellion. she does feel guilty about wasting police time. but i don't feel like i've got any other options. i don't feel comfortable breaking the law but i've been on marches, written e—mails, i've made lifestyle changes but it'sjust not happening fast enough so i think we need to try something different. this group is growing, meetings here have swelled just in the past few weeks. on april the 15th the group plan to blockade london and that their biggest action yet.
now, who do you think this chap looks like? he may live 4000 kilometers away from footballer, christiano ronaldo's juventus base in turin. but a ronaldo—lookalike has been causing quite a stir in his home city in northern iraq. biwar abdullah — an amateur footballer himself — says he regularly gets stopped by fans wanting autographs and selfies with him. caroline rigby has more. one of these men is a multi—million dollar athlete, regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time. the other works on a construction site in northern iraq and had to give up his education at the age of 11 because his family couldn't afford to send him to school. but while cristiano ronaldo may have legions of supporters around the world, biwar abdullah is building up quite a fan base of his own. thanks to his rather striking resemblance to the portugal forward.
translation: i am a young man from the city of soran. a lot of people tell me that i look like cristiano. but while thejuventus star is able to attract huge endorsement deals, his 25—year—old iraqi lookalike isn't able to secure any such perks. instead of relying on sponsors, he has to go shopping. translation: biwar has lots of fans and we are very happy for that. people love him very much. honestly, he visits this shop every week to buy sports equipment. an amateur footballer himself, biwar says he enjoys a kickabout with his friends in a mountainous region close to the iraq—iran border and although he'll never achieve the trophies and accolades ronaldo has claimed, he does have his eye on one prize. translation: i hope one day to meet and see cristiano ronaldo. sport is not the only way for me to meet him. i hope that i will be cristiano
in complexion and face. well, he certainly looks more like ronaldo than some tributes. and though he might not get to meet the star, the perks that come with resembling him have made the beautiful game even more appealing for biwar. caroline rigby, bbc news. the actress who'll play princess diana in the latest series of the crown has been announced. netflix have given the part to newcomer emma corrin who they've described as a "brilliant talent". the actress said she was "beyond excited" to be joining the show. now it's time for a look at the weather with lucy martin. hello. lots of dry weather today and some sunny hello. lots of dry weather today and some sunny spells breaking through for most. this photo sent in earlier by our weather watcher in cumbria. the dry weather is thanks to this area of high pressure sitting across
scandinavia, dragging in cool air from the north and east around this area of high pressure. you can see we are firmly in that blue colour, chillierfuel to things we are firmly in that blue colour, chillier fuel to things and temperatures below average as we move through the next few days. this evening and overnight, good deal of clear spells and dry weather. more cloud into the north and east of scotland. under clear spells we are looking at a chilly night to come. away from the north of scotland, widespread frost, temperatures dipping below freezing for many. looking like a chilly start tomorrow but for many there will be brightness and sunshine around. more cloud feeling into the northern ireland moving through the day. more cloud for north—eastern scotland where it could be thick enough for the odd spot of drizzle. some sunny spells, could trigger the sharp shower. more cloud in eastern england as well, temperatures
between nine and 13 celsius. best of the sunshine in the west. here is the sunshine in the west. here is the pressure chart from thursday into friday, high pressure still dominating, keeping those weather fronts and bay, further dry weather moving into friday. friday brings cloudy skies, areas of cloud but also sunny spells breaking through. not feeling particularly warm, however, temperatures are cooler on the eastern coast. that takes us into the weekend, high pressure still sat over scandinavia continuing to bring in that cool air. into the weekend, it's still looking like it will be chilly. some dry weather to be had as well and some sunny dry weather to be had as well and some sunny spells, turning more windy in the west moving into sunday. good deal of dry weather over the next few days but feeling
slightly cooler with temperatures are below average. goodbye. scientists are about to reveal the first ever image of a monster black hole. eight huge radio telescopes around the world have been pointing at the centre of the milky way, some 26,000 light—years away, studying a black hole measuring 25 billion miles across, 3 million times the size of the earth. now scientists at the event horizon telescope programme are about to reveal the results, including the first—ever photograph of a black hole. this is a truly global event. it is a broadcast moment that they are putting around the world,
simultaneously in cities, from tokyo to washington and brussels. we are keeping an eye on events in brussels and i'm —— i'mjoined by keeping an eye on events in brussels and i'm —— i'm joined by professor lucie green, an astrophysicist. and i'm —— i'm joined by professor lucie green, an astrophysicistm isa lucie green, an astrophysicistm is a huge moment. people like myself, we never thought we would ever with our own eyes and see light coming from the proximity of a black hole, it's remarkable. we've got these images around the studio but these are guesses, we've seen studio but these are guesses, we've seen what hollywood thinks a black coat looks like but we are actually about to find out. there's been lots of work on the theoretical side so we have a very goodidea theoretical side so we have a very good idea of what we expect to see, theories that tell us much how big theories that tell us much how big the silhouette should be, the dark region in the centre, what the shape of the ring of light will be around it, light given off by hot fast moving material, but will our expectations match the observations? what will we learn from this?
gravity, einstein, this is the moment where it all makes sense or not. hopefully what we will see will corroborate and support einstein general theory of relativity. it's interesting to reflect on science theories progressed, things change, sometimes ideas are swept away or sometimes ideas are swept away or sometimes there are incremental improvements and adaptations. we had newton's theory of gravity many yea rs newton's theory of gravity many years ago which was good enough at looking around the earth but going into the solar system and looking at gravitational field of the sun operates we needed to make changes and einstein came in. well instantly changes will he be correct? —— will insta ntly changes will he be correct? —— will instantly changes? lets join in the press co nfe re nce . we will then turn to the five leading scientists on stage involved in the discovery.