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putter putter this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines at ten: a leaked recording of jeremy corbyn reveals that the labour party lost, misland or ignored evidence of anti—semitism in the party i was concerned that everything had been mislaid or misused. teachers say there's increasing evidence that poverty is damaging the education of children in the uk demonstrators in sudan say they will not end their protests against the country's military until all their demands are met there's been a sharp rise in the number of crimes involving dating apps and websites across england and wales. and is the tiger roaring back? tiger woods will try to win his first major title for more than a decade, as he enters the final round of the masters in second place.
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and coming up at 10.30 — mark urban examines president macron‘s rise, troubles and future plans for france and the eu. good morning. a leaked recording of the labour leader jeremy corbyn has been released, in which he suggests the party may have lost, mislaid or ignored evidence of anti—semitism. his comments were secretly taped by one of his fiercest critics — the labour mp, dame margaret hodge — when she met him to discuss the matter. part of the recording has been released by the sunday times. a labour spokesman said the recording showed jeremy corbyn‘s desire to rebuild trust with thejewish community. we can listen to part
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of that recording now. just to reassure you, he's not going to be running the system, he's not entitled to do that. the point of him is that he will look at the speed of doing the cases, the administration and the collation of the evidence, before it is put before appropriate panels in this, because i was concerned that evidence has either been mislaid, ignored or not used and hopefully some better system. we are nowjoined by our political correspondentjessica parker. (corbyn leaving his house) what does the recording tell us aboutjeremy what does the recording tell us about jeremy corbyn and what does the recording tell us aboutjeremy corbyn and how he is dealing with this issue of anti—semitism? dealing with this issue of anti-semitism? people will potentially interpret it in a couple of different ways. perhaps people will look at the words he is saying and so it is good that he is taking and so it is good that he is taking a personal hand in trying to tackle this issue. it shows his personal
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commitment to doing that. the labour party saying this shows jeremy corbyn‘s desire to make procedures as robust as possible and rebuild trust with the jewish community. others may say it is one of the sta rkest others may say it is one of the starkest and rather relatively recent potential admission that may be the complaints procedure is not doing thejob it be the complaints procedure is not doing the job it needs to do. be the complaints procedure is not doing thejob it needs to do. in a letter to the sunday times today, seven labour mps, including dame margaret hodge, are calling for a fully independent body, as they describe it, to deal with complaints of racism and harassment as well as bullying. they say the current compliance system is broken. en brexit, jeremy corbyn has been holding talks with theresa may and their associates have been holding separate meetings behind the scenes. is there any news of any progress? these talks have often been described as being constructive. from what we understand they will continue into the easter recess. mps
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have now gone on an easter break. david liddington, heavily involved in those talks, theresa may's to factor deputy, he has been speaking to the observer newspaper today. he describes the talks as constructive. he says there is more that unites them then divides the two sides. there are similarities in terms of wanting close economic relationship with the eu, the protection of workers' rights and security. he says talks will continue in the coming days in good faith. there is quite a lot of cynicism around westminster as to whether the issues the parties have can be resolved. one of those is that of the labour party policy is to be in a customs union with the eu. the conservative government's policy is not to be in a customs union because they think it would limit the uk's ability to do trade deals with other countries. that is seen by many supporters of brexit as one of the great prizes of leaving the european union. i'd micro thank you. meanwhile, labour's leader
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in the european parliament has urged the party to back another brexit referendum, or risk haemorrhaging votes in the european elections. richard corbett says labour would lose pro—eu voters to other parties, if its manifesto doesn't guarantee a public vote on any brexit deal. labour's present policy is to keep all options on the table, including pressing for a further referendum. teachers say there's increasing evidence that poverty is damaging the education of children in the uk. the national education union says more pupils are struggling because they come to school hungry or without a good night's sleep. sarah walton reports. overcrowding in homes so children do not have space to do homework. children attending school with no coats, no socks and without other essential items of clothing. most of my class arrive at school hungry and thirsty. some of the quotes from an online survey of more than 8,000 teachers. 91% of them said poverty was a limiting factor in children's capacity to learn.
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ahead of its annual conference in liverpool this week, the national education union says its members are seeing more families struggling financially. and one school in watford says it's often left to them to help. we've had situations whereby parents have had maybe an oven stop working, or a fridge stop working, and they literally can't replace it. thankfully, we have quite a good network and find out things like that and then we're able to access from various charities, support for them, but it shouldn't be like that. the neu also says that the situation is being made worse by the education funding crisis, which means schools and colleges can do less to counter the impact of poverty. the government says tackling disadvantage will always be a priority, and it's investing in free school meals for more than a million of the most disadvantaged children. sarah walton, bbc news.
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a woman remains in police custody, following the death of a 10—year—old boy, who was attacked by a dog in cornwall. police were called to the scene at a caravan park in looe yesterday morning. the 28—year—old woman is being questioned on suspicion of manslaughter and having a dog dangerously out of control. the animal involved was described as a bulldog—type breed. the organisers of street protests in sudan have held meetings with senior military figures to demand civilian rule in the country. president bashir, who led sudan for almost 30 years, was ousted by the military three days ago. generals have promised a transition to democratic government within two years, but protesters have rejected the offer. dame rosalind marsden is an associate fellow at chatham house and the former british ambassador to sudan. she gave us her assessment of the stand—off in the country. i think we are at a very critical
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moment now in this political drama thatis moment now in this political drama that is playing out in sudan. as you said, the forces for freedom and change, a coalition of opposition parties, professionals, youth movements, have agreed to negotiate oi’ movements, have agreed to negotiate or to start talking to this new leader, who has taken over as the head of the interim military council. they will be testing him to see whether he is ready to agree to move swiftly to a civilian government, which would then restore freedoms, respect for human rights and prepare for free and fair elections. they don'tjust want and prepare for free and fair elections. they don't just want to see a change. bashir has gone. after 30 years that was a major achievement for the protest movement. they want to see a new general at the head of the regime. —— they don'tjust want to see a new
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general at the head of the regime. they want the whole system to go. based on your knowledge of the country, how optimistic are you? we have seen the whole population or segments of society coming together over the last four months to press for change. this is really an expression of a culmination of anger that has built up over the years, which was related to first of all the war in darfurfor and in the mountains on the blue nile where the marginalisation of the population there has been the cause of the conflict. the government has been using brutal counterinsurgency tactics. there has been opposition from parties over the years for a democratic transition because of lack of freedoms and human rights violations, and on top of that there has been growing economic hardship. all of this has come together since
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december in nationwide piece —— peaceful protests. it reached its culmination last week when hundreds of thousands of people converged on the army headquarters to try and persuade the army to side with the people, which is what happened in 1964 and 1985, when previous popular uprisings returned —— mike overturned autocratic governments. after 30 yea rs of overturned autocratic governments. after 30 years of president bashir, you are not totally surprised he was toppled in the end?|j you are not totally surprised he was toppled in the end? i think it is a huge achievement for the courageous protesters and people power and the force of non—violent civic resista nce force of non—violent civic resistance that it was possible to topple him. he had spent the last 30 yea rs topple him. he had spent the last 30 years trying to make sure that what happened to previous military governments was not repeated. see he
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had politicised all of the state institutions, including security forces, and taken control of key sectors of the economy. it looked as if it would be incredibly difficult for the opposition, civil society and activists, to prevail. in the end, president bush proved unable to deal with the protesters through security measures. he was unable to deal with the mounting economic crisis in sudan. and the protest movement has made great progress. bashir has gone but there is still a way to go before they reach there, before they can achieve their demands for a full civilian government. dame rosalind marsden with her analysis of what is happening in sudan, a former british ambassador to saddam. —— mike to sudan. there's been a sharp rise in the number of crimes involving dating apps and websites across england and wales. an investigation by bbc radio 5 live found that
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around half the reported offences were sex crimes. the online dating association says its members do all they can to protect users from harm. the programme's presenter adrian goldberg explained more why the number of crimes have increased. we have analysed figures from 22 of the 43 police forces across england and wales who responded to a freedom of information request. they showed that in 2015 there were 329 offences reported to those forces relating to online websites or dating apps. that 329, by last year, had risen to 528 offences. an exact doubling across those 22 police force areas. overall, half of those recorded were sexual crimes in nature. i hesitate to use the phrase tip of the iceberg, but that is only half of the police forces who responded to the request. large police force areas like the metropolitan police
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in london didn't respond. it is reasonable to assume the real figure of crimes associated with dating websites and apps would be much higher. i suppose we need to put it into context. do we know how many people use these dating apps? we have been speaking to a number of industry organisations. we have got something like 10 million people across the uk who are signed up to dating sites and apps. they point out that only a tiny number of people who use those sites are predatory in any way or involved in any kind of criminal activity. nevertheless, there are victims groups and victims families who say that websites could do more. they could introduce criminal records checks to make sure that people who sign up to sites do not have a criminal history, particularly around issues of sexual violence or domestic abuse. the websites themselves say they don't have the authority to require that.
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adrian goldberg. the headlines on bbc news: a leaked recording of jeremy corbyn reveals that the labour party lost, misland or ignored evidence of anti—semitism in the party teachers say there's increasing evidence that poverty is damaging the education of children in the uk. demonstrators in sudan say they will not end their protests against the country's military until all their demands are met sport, and for a full round—up from the bbc sport centre, here's holly hamilton. world champion lewis hamilton has won the chinese grand prix. he finished ahead of his team—mate valtteri bottas to make it three one—twoss in a row for mercedes. nick parrott reports. there was no catching lewis hamilton in the pit lane or on the track in shanghai.
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no wonder the briton has won here more times than anyone else and with the honour of winning formula 1's1000th race at stake, hamilton was determined to add that statistic to his collection. he swept past mercedes team mate valtteri bottas by the first corner and went on to become only the second driver to lead 4000 laps. the first lap drama continued with daniil kvyat being penalised for colliding with both mclarens. and charles leclerc would have liked to add to the spectacle, but after overtaking sebastian vettel, their ferrari team intervened. let sebastian by. i'm pulling away. mercedes were far slicker it, even managing to double up on the pit stops, timing things to perfection. they got lucky last time out in bahrain but there was nothing fortunate about hamilton's sixth win in china. that leaves hamilton six points clear in the drivers' championship and mercedes with the best start to the season by a team since 1992. nick parrott, bbc news.
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hamilton now lea pfrogs well to hamilton now leapfrogs well to rebut us. hamilton now leapfrogs well to rebut us. six points clear in the standings. sebastien vettel has climbed above his team mate charles leclerc. max verstappen remains third. we are anticipating the most... there's a storm brewing — and notjust on the course — although the weather has meant the tee times have been brought forward. it's perhaps the most anticipated final day after the lowest scoring saturday in masters history, with tiger woods roaring up the leaderboard. our sports correspondent andy swiss is there. so, could this be the day that completes one of sport's most extraordinary comebacks? more than a decade after his last major title, it was just like old times for tiger woods after a third round which saw him conjure that familiar masters magic. cheering and applause. as the decibel level rose, so did he, to within touching distance of the lead. after his battles with form and fitness, it could be a remarkable story.
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but this man will have other ideas. francesco molinari is the one they're all chasing. the italian edged out woods at the open last year and another near flawless round suggests he could do so again. but others will also have high hopes. america's tony finau rocketing up the leaderboard alongside woods just two shots behind after one of the rounds of the week. and england's ian poulter is still right in it. for all his ryder cup success, he's never won a major title but after another fine display, he's four shots back and in with a chance. well, with thunderstorms forecast for the final day, play is starting earlier than normal. an unusual end of the masters but especially with tiger woods in the hunt, it could be a dramatic one. andy swiss, bbc news, augusta. bbc two's live coverage will start at 1:55, while additional live coverage from amen corner, holes 15 and 16 and selected
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featured groups will be available on the bbc sport website, connected tvs and mobile app from 12:30. there's also live commentary on radio 5live sports extra from three. it's a huge day in the premier league title race — with liverpool at home to chelsea, and manchester city away at crystal palace. it is not over yet. yes, we are very positive about it. the boys are positive, the training sessions are positive. that is all clear. but still it is so difficult. the nice thing about this game is it is not possible to play without mistakes. it's absolutely not possible to play a football game. you don't have to worry about them. you only have to
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deal with them. we will make m ista kes deal with them. we will make mistakes on a sunday, 100%. we have to deal with it, we have to sort it, we have to help each other and we can wina we have to help each other and we can win a football game. american boxer claressa shields has declared herself "the greatest woman of all time" after unifying the middleweight division. the unbeaten shields outclassed christina hammer with a unanimous decision win to add the wbo title to her wba, wba and ibf belts. afterward she called out both the undisputed welterweight champion cecilia brakhus and unbeaten british super middleweight savannah marshall. that is all your support. thank you. how many times have you gone to work when you're not really up to it? a new study has found more than 40% of employees said their work was being affected by health problems — a figure that's risen by a third over the last five years. sarah's main job these days
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is looking after her children. a decade ago, she was in engineering recruitment. i was 22. it felt exciting for me to be starting my career. i absolutely loved it, it was a greatjob. but sarah ended up having a breakdown, yet still felt under pressure to get back to work. it was just quite surreal to be thinking, oh, i probably have to go to work tomorrow but i was sat in a hospital bed recovering and being told by doctors, "you're really seriously ill, you need to look after yourself. this is something you shouldn't be messing around with. you know, you'vejust tried to take your own life". when you look back on it with hindsight you see, actually, if i'd have been given a bit more time to become well before i had had a breakdown, i would have been in a better position to keep on working. if you break a leg, it's clear you need time off. having a mental illness or suffering from workplace stress can be harder to spot, but researchers found these are the biggest factors behind
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the growing problem of people turning up for work when they're not well enough to do theirjobs. basically did enough to meet the minimums. you know, to get by. dale hit rock bottom when he lost his wife but his employer helped him including a fitness programme to improve his physical and mental health. overall i feel better in myself. but how more productive do you feel at work? quite a bit and i'm definitely a lot better than i was as far as my overall performance in myjob. dale works for dixons carphone. the compa ny‘s been on a journey, too. we've had to be careful about health and safety in the workplace but what we've missed is mental well—being which is just as crucial as all of the other factors as well. people with poor mental wellbeing, they aren't as productive as people who are healthier, they're less
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robust, they take more time off through sickness and they're less responsive and we need to help them. we need to help our workforces. good afternoon, thanks for calling technical support. my name is dale. it's worked for dale. he's now earned his first ever full—time bonus so if other organisations really started to tackle this problem, might it help solve the uk's productivity puzzle where workers aren't nearly as efficient as they could be? absolutely. we believe the key issue to britain's productivity problem is due to presenteeism, where people are present at work but are not performing in an optimal way. sarah freelances now and is happy. she just wishes she was shown some compassion and flexibility when she needed it most. emma simpson, bbc news, colchester.
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a security guard has been shot dead in a drive—by shooting outside a nightclub in australia's second biggest city, melbourne. three other people were wounded when a gunman fired indiscriminately into a crowd standing outside the club. police say they're investigating links to a motorcycle gang that's been attempting to extort money from the business. nigeria's president buhari has said he will not rest until the schoolgirls abducted by islamist militants from chibok are reunited with their families. his statement comes on the fifth anniversary of the kidnapping by boko haram of 276 girls from their school. 60 girls have since escaped, over 100 more have been freed, but 112 are still missing. the city of salisbury, which found itself at the centre of a major international incident following the novichok nerve agent attack, has now been named as the best place to live in britain. the annual survey by
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the sunday times also had york, edale, the isle of dogs and dundee in the top ten. the list looks at a number of factors, including employment, schools and broadband speeds. salisbury was only declared as decontaminated from novichok last month. visitors to london's kew gardens will get the chance to experience a different kind of flower this spring, thanks to a new exhibition by the american artist, dale chihuly. 32 sculptures have been installed around the gardens. wendy hurrell went to take a look, and to hearfrom the man who designed them. well, i love greenhouses, you know — and how can you not love kew? it's just the most extraordinary, with some 300 acres with all these greenhouses. it is notjust under glass that you'll find all these reflections of nature. the cherry blossoms are out at kew gardens. poking up out of the grass,
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not only tulips, but these amazing glass sculptures. this is just one of 32 installations across the gardens that are going to be here until the end of october. it's the work of artist dale chihuly, based in seattle. thousands of these pieces of glass have been carefully shipped over here and displayed for us all to see. sapphire star glints in the spring light. summer sun is framed by the lake and palm house. icicle tower alone is made of nearly 2000 individual pieces of hand blown glass. because of the way they're packed and put into containers, containers very rarely get jiggled around very much, so there's very little breakage. yet that doesn't always apply in the studio that dale chihuly‘s wife manages. when the artist is pushing
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to the very limit what class can do, are there designs that just don't work? absolutely. i've worked on things for months and then decided at the very end that it was a bad idea and had to break everything. that's a sad day. that is a sad day. it's a sad day when you have to break things you've made. but these seemingly fragile shards are now nestled amongst the budding plants. they're just even more beautiful and stunning in the landscape that we could have ever hoped for. i've got probably have a number of favourites. but i think the niijima floats in the japanese garden, with the cherry blossom out and the colours, with the pagoda in the background. kew gardens is hoping that the success of chihuly exhibitions across the world will be replicated here once again. wendy hurrell, bbc news. a night out clubbing is something that most young people take for granted. but for disabled people, just getting past the bouncer can be a challenge. stuart devlin has cerebral palsy
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and has been turned away from several venues, after being accused of being drunk. he's now had an id card printed to help door staff understand his condition. bbc scotland's nine news reporter michael mcewan went to meet him. one in five scottish people have a disability. let's have a party! one of them is 37—year—old stuart devlin. tonight he is in this club in barrhead, but not every night out is enjoyable. so, tell me about your experience by going out to a pub in glasgow? am i right in saying this is not the first pub you've been knocked back from?
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few more. nightclub as well. hi, dougie, how are you? not too bad. i went to meet dougie graham, who works for a charity called c—change, based in glasgow. after he was turned away from the club, stuart asked dougie for some help. can you talk us through what really happened and why he approached c—change? when stuart spoke to me, he asked very directly that he wanted a card saying, this is the reason basically that i might appear this way. the g2 in glasgow. around 200 people attend this club monthly.
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it is an inclusive event where bouncers trained to tell the difference between someone who is drunk and who has a disability. on the door tonight is matthew. we spoke to him about his experience of seeing people with a disability being turned away. i've seen it happen myself with numerous companies i have worked with before. and i don't stand for that at all because everybody is out to have a good night regardless of disabilities or whatever. from the bouncer‘s point of view, matthew thinks cards like stuart's are a positive sign. that gives us the knowledge that if anything was to happen inside, regarding a disability, we'd be able to help them out and then rememberfrom having previous conversations with them what is wrong with them, how we can help them and as fast as we can help them as well. michael mcewan, bbc news. now it's time for a look
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at the weather with darren. hello there. most places remaining dry today. after the sunny and frosty start, more cloud developing. that will limit the sunshine in the afternoon. also the threat of some rain towards county fermanagh. some showers are possible towards north sea coast but generally speaking it is dry. temperatures on the chilly side. this evening a lot of the cloud will tend to fade away. still cloudy skies for northern ireland, wales, the southwest. the chance of more rain. the frost not quite as widespread because the winds will be strengthening overnight. a windier day on monday. gail is possible in northern ireland and the far south—west. the chance of some rain. cloud in eastern most parts of england and scotland bringing
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