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this is bbc news. the headlines at apm: the cabinet office minister, david lidington, says the government and labour will both have to compromise as they look to break the deadlock over brexit. a leaked recording ofjeremy corbyn reveals that the labour party lost, mislaid or ignored evidence of anti—semitism in the party. the labour mp who made the recording says the handling of anti—semitic complaints should be taken away from the party altogether. there is no alternative but to have that independent investigation of complaints, otherwise there will not be an opportunity to start rebuilding the trust that we have lost. teachers say there's increasing
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evidence that poverty is damaging the education of children in the uk. two children have been killed in texas, after a tornado caused a tree to hit their family car. and in half an hour, our europe editor katya adler speaks to the female politician widely tipped to become the heir the heir to the chancellor, angela merkel. good afternoon. theresa may's deputy says both the conservatives and labour will have to compromise, if their continuing talks over brexit are to end in an agreement. cabinet office minister david lidington insists a deal can get through parliament before elections for the european parliament on may 23rd. it comes as former conservative
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leader iain duncan smith has warned tory activists have little appetite to campaign for those elections — he said holding them would be a disaster for the country. here's our political correspondent, jessica parker. westminster has seen rising tensions in recent times. now, mps have departed parliament for an easter break, urged to reflect on the current deadlock. but cross—party talks between the government and labour are set to continue this week. a man who is very much involved in those discussions — the prime minister's de facto deputy. he says an agreement hinges on both sides giving ground. while we will do our best to try and reach a compromise with the main opposition party, it would mean compromise on both sides. if that doesn't work, then what we will want to move towards is to put before parliament a set of options with a system for making a choice and parliament actually having to come
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to a preferred option, rather than voting against everything. talks have been described as constructive but can a deal really be done when it comes to issues such as how to craft a future customs policy? there are fears in labour, too, that any compromise agreement will only survive as long as theresa may's premiership. people are putting their best endeavours to work. but if come a change in the leadership of the conservative party, that may all count for nothing and that's the worry. my colleagues are trying their very best to find a way through this so they can have those assurances that any progress that is made is embedded and entrenched in that way. theresa may, give us all a final say! a complication, too, for labour on what stance to take on another referendum — some mps clear that such a condition must be attached to any agreement. it's clear that there is a mood in the party to accept the deal that emerges, as long as it's put to referendum.
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that is, in a sense, the compromise. theresa may hopes a deal can be done in time to avoid participating in the upcoming european parliamentary elections but if it can't, a warning that the tory grassroots are feeling far from enthusiastic. we simply cannot fight the euro elections. i gather dozens of conservative association members have now written a letter to the prime minister saying they are not prepared to fight the euro election. it would be a disaster for us and the country. what will you say on the doorstep? "vote for me and i'll be gone in three months?" mps may be on their easter break and brexit may have been further delayed, but the deadlock at many levels remains. a 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 dame margaret hodge in february. in the following excerpt, mr corbyn talks about a plan
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to recruit the former cabinet minister lord falconer to review the party's complaints process. he will look at the speed of dealing with cases, the administration of them, the collation of the evidence, before it's put before appropriate panels and things. because i was concerned that evidence had either been mislaid, ignored or not used and i think we need a better system on it. 0k. margaret hodge said she made the recording because of what she called "a complete breakdown of trust" between people like herself, and mr corbyn, and called for the party to adopt an independent complaints system. i think we have got to such a point now that there is no alternative but to have that independent investigation of complaints, otherwise there will not be an opportunity to start rebuilding the trust that we have lost in the system and in the leadership‘s handling of it. we are nowjoined
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by mike katz, the chair of the jewish labour movement. good afternoon. let's start with what dame margaret hodge said about some sort of independent examination of what has gone wrong. do you support that? absolutely, we are supportive of the call for independent oversight and running of the complaints system, this is one of the corps asks that major community organisations have made of jeremy corbyn after they met with him over a year ago after that demonstration in parliament square and so it is clear that it's about time this happened on the other thing about the revelations this week and last week, this is something that's happening now. previously the labour party claimed this was under the previous general secretary who has been replaced by jennie formby but it's clear the
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issues with the procedure and a lack of confidence in the system is something we should have now. let's examine the words jeremy something we should have now. let's examine the wordsjeremy corbyn used in this recording. "i was concerned that evidence was either being misled, ignored or not used and there had to beat some better system. " there had to beat some better system." does that not suggest a man looking to improve things? system." does that not suggest a man looking to improve things7m suggests a man trying to get a grip on it way too late. more than a year ago thejewish on it way too late. more than a year ago the jewish community demonstrated in parliament square and after that jeremy corbyn demonstrated in parliament square and after thatjeremy corbyn and the general secretary method of deputies and a jewish leader of the council to say what can we do? they said independent system and it has taken nearly a year, more than a year and we are still here. but the comments made there were back in february and
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i wonder whether to you that indicate somebody who is now, you would say too late, has now come around to your way of thinking. he was talking about lord falconer, it was talking about lord falconer, it was just stepped this week that he indicated that he thought that charges the party was institutionally anti—semitic on balance it was the case and this is quite the jewish balance it was the case and this is quite thejewish labour balance it was the case and this is quite the jewish labour movement balance it was the case and this is quite thejewish labour movement had to refer the party to the equalities and human rights commission to have some independent oversight into the pa rty‘s some independent oversight into the party's lack of ability to tackle anti—semitism. party's lack of ability to tackle anti-semitism. so if this fully independent body as margaret hodge refers to it, if we get that, what do you think that can ask or uncover that has not been examined already? it's important to understand this is
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a problem of notjust process and policy but of culture and leadership in one of the key questions we were discussing atjewish labour movement‘s annual general meeting last week, why is it that people who wa nt to last week, why is it that people who want to calljewish labour mps things i cannot repeat this afternoon, really nasty things come in the pay of israel, not acting for british interests, a labour party branch wanting to say thejewish labour movement has links with isis what makes those people think today's labour party is there a natural political home? you don't feel that has been examined so far. it has been about denial and obfuscation and we have seen as a consequence of the reports today and last week we have seen the lustful type member frog marched
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last week we have seen the lustful type memberfrog marched out, a whistle—blower, i think the labour party should have a better view of —— duty of care to its staff when they want to call out racism rather than sightless will be tolerated. we will see where this takes us. thank you. a woman arrested when a 9—year—old boy died in a holiday park dog attack, has been released while inquiries continue. police were called to the scene in looe in cornwall just before 5am yesterday morning. police have named the boy as frankie mccritchie from plymouth and say they believe he was alone in a caravan with the dog at the time of the attack while a group of adults were in an adjacent unit. the 28—year—old woman was arrested later on suspicion of manslaughter and having a dog dangerously out of control. 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.
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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 a 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. 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
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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. director of policy for child poverty action group, louisa mcgeehan, says more must be invested in children and their wellbeing. the findings were shocking but they are not that surprising. we know we have a child poverty crisis so what they are seeing in schools is just one end of that. some of it is anecdotal but you can point to something more concrete. we know around a third of children are growing up in poverty, 4.1 million children and we know that impacts on many aspects
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of their lives so they are more likely to do less well in school, more likely to suffer from ill health which stays with them throughout life, and more likely to have a shorter life expectancy. it's our running chronic problem. this is what the minister, nadim zahawi, says, that the government are investing £9 million into children's after school clubs which provide free meals and snacks, you would say we need more, what more and how we afford it? there is so much more government can do, free school meals for infants is great, that should be for all children so when someone is in hospital receiving that public service, nobody goes around and finds out what they earn before they get lunch, so we should have a free meal for all children in school, extended from infants to primary and into secondary, and we published last week a book called living hand to mouth
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which looked at the experiences of children in london and the southeast and children say although they get a school meal it is often not enough to meet their needs so they are still left hungry from the way these schemes operate. is it right that the eligibility for those meals is going down? it is. doesn't that suggest better news to a degree? it does and it doesn't. while child poverty is going up, eligibility for free meals is going down, what is good news is that more people are in work but they are not well—paid enough to escape poverty, work is insecure, they may get minimum wage but they don't get enough hours so they can still be in poverty but as soon as you are over that threshold your child will not get a free meal, so many kids who are in poverty are not getting that
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free school meal. and that is a real problem. clearly you make this case to government, what has the response been? i think it is understood, there is always more that can be done. one of the things we say to them, and other charities, we are in the fourth year of the freeze on benefits for children and families which is having a massive impact. we said to them before the spring statement, please end it now but it is going on for another year, so our message is when we are looking at where we go from here, restore the losses families have suffered, help them into good work and it's time to think about the sort of country we want our children to grow up with, so that means a major investment in children and their well—being. three people have died after the vehicle they were travelling was hit by a car going the wrong way down a slip road in peterborough.
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police have arrested a man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, and driving while under the influence. he remains in a critical condition in hospital. the headlines on bbc news: the cabinet office minister, david lidington, says the government and labour will both have to compromise as they look to break the deadlock over brexit. a leaked recording ofjeremy corbyn reveals that the labour party lost, mislaid 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. sport, and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's 0lly foster. hello, julian, it's hotting up in the first golf major of the year.
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the final round of the masters is well under way. the leaders are still on the front nine. 0pen champion francesco molinari led by two shots overnight on 13 under. he did lead by three but he hasjust dropped a shot on the seventh. he has been a model of consistency until then. tiger woods hasn't been. he's playing in the final group with the italian, one birdie and two bogeys although he has just set up this birdie chance on the seventh. molinari out in front. ian poulter is also in that chasing group. it looks like wood will move up to second outright in a moment because molinari dropping a shot and woods making his third birdie of the day. you can go to the bbc sport website
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with live text and it is on bbc two as well. it's advantage manchester city again, they are back on top of the premier league after they beat crystal palace 3—1 at selhurst park. raheem sterling scored twice, a sublime kevin de bruyne pass picked him out for his first. his second came midway through the second half after leroy sane picked him out and he found the bottom corner with a clever finish. he wrong—footed the keeper. palace pulled one back from a free kick, but a late third from gabrieljesus saw city move one point clear of liverpool. they have both played 33 games, but liverpool kick off against chelsea in the next 10 minutes. celtic are through to the scottish cup final after beating nine—man aberdeen 3—0 at hampden. the dons manager derek mcinnes and his assistant were also sent to the stands. the holders face hearts in next month's final. it's the women's fa cup semi—finals today. chelsea are the holders — they are currently drawing 0—0 at manchester city. you can watch it live on bbc one.
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the winners will play west ham, who beat reading 4—3 on penalties, cho so hyun with the winning spotkick after the match had finished 1—1 after extra time. city should be favourites against chelsea, possibly. lewis hamilton has moved to the top of the drivers standing for the first time this season after winning the chinese grand prix in shanghai. he finished ahead of his team—mate valtteri bottas, the third time in a row that mercedes have finished first and second. nick parrott reports. there was no catching lewis hamilton in the pit lane or on the track in shanghai. no wonder, the briton has won here more times than anyone else and was determined to add the honour of winning formula i's and was determined to add the honour of winning formula is 1000 and was determined to add the honour of winning formula 1's 1000 race. he swept past bottas and became the second driver to lead 4000 wraps. daniil kvyat collided with both
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mclarens and charles leclerc would have liked to increase the spectacle but after overtaking sebastian vettel their ferrari team intervened. mercedes were fast slipping, even doubling up there pit stops, timing things to perfection. they got lucky in bahrain but there was nothing fortunate about hamilton's set when in china. did a greatjob hamilton's set when in china. did a great job today and hamilton's set when in china. did a greatjob today and to have a 1—2 is special on the 1000 grand prix but the start made the difference. that leaves them six points clear in the drivers championship and mercedes with the best start to a season by a tea m with the best start to a season by a team since 1992. it's the final day of the european gymnastics championships in poland. great britain's alice kinsella has won gold on the beam. the 18—year—old beat the european all—around champion byjust one tenth of a mark. kinsella also won gold in this event at last year's commonwealth games. she'll now hope to continue that form into the tokyo 0lympics next year.
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britain have four medals at the event in total. that's all the sport for now. i'll have more for you in the next hour. thank you, 0lly foster. 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. they are demanding the immediate establishment of a civilian government and the restructuring of the feared intelligence service. earlier i spoke to dr willow berridge, an expert in sudanese history, about the civil uprising in the country. it's a delicate situation. the military is negotiating with civilian leaders, it is pushing for a degree of representation in the upcoming
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transitional government for civilians and particularly —— the civilians and especially protesters on the streets are saying they want this to be mainly civilian. one thing the military are demanding is control of the interior ministry, they want the transitional military council to have control of the interior and defence ministries, this is a complex issue because 0mar al—bashir‘s regime created this deep security infrastructure, the national intelligence and security services, a host of parallel security organs and whether the military take it upon themselves to uproot that and give a role to civilians will be a critical issue. the important thing is that the civilian opposition remains united — it has its programme,
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the declaration of freedom and change, of course it has had three or four months since the uprising broke out to agree that but now that the military, the important thing is they don't play various factions of the opposition against each other. the civilian opposition need to remain united because if they don't, that could affect the protest movement on the streets. the demonstrators feel they have achieved a lot so once you have achieved a lot so once you have achieved a lot so once you have achieved a lot, you carry on demonstrating, don't you? i think they will carry on, we have heard a lot about the army siding with the people but that is just a slogan, the army never comprehensively sided with the people, that slogan masks a more complex relationship between civil and military factors that have been
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negotiating so the pressure has to continue, the negotiations have to continue. just some breaking news in about a road accident on the isle of wight we re road accident on the isle of wight were as it stands, according to the isle of wight nhs trust, 19 people have been taken to hospital and that includes four patients who were airlifted from the scene of this crash that involved two cars and a bus in newport on the isle of wight. that is the only information we have on the news wires at the moment but the nhs trust on the isle of wight is the organisation quoted, 19 people taken to hospital, for patients airlifted from the scene after that crash involving two cars and a bus.
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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. 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 around half the reported offences were sex crimes. the 0nline dating association says its members do all they can to protect users from harm. here's the programme's presenter, adrian goldberg, on why the number of crimes have increased. we've 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
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to those forces related to online websites or dating apps. now, that 329 by last year had risen to 528 offences. so an exact doubling across those 22 police force areas. and overall, half of those reported or alleged crimes were sexual in nature. i should say as well... i hesitate to use the phrase "tip of the iceberg" but bear in mind, that is just over half of the police forces who responded to our freedom of information request. large police force areas like the metropolitan police in london didn't respond. so i think it is reasonable to assume that the real figure of crimes associated with dating websites and apps would be much, much higher. severe weather in the southern united states has claimed the lives
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of two children in texas after a tree fell on the family car. tornadoes swept through the town of franklin, causing widespread damage. severe weather has also been affecting communities in neighbouring louisiana and mississippi. nickjohnson reports. the aftermath of a direct hit from a tornado. wins are 140 miles per hour level whole neighbourhoods here in the small town of franklin in central texas. two young children we re central texas. two young children were killed when a tree fell on the family car. at least seven others have been injured. despite the frequency of extreme weather in this pa rt frequency of extreme weather in this part of the world, residents are still coming to terms with the severity of the storm. something hit the house but i didn't expect all this, it was surprising when the sun came up and we could see what happened. about half of texas came to help us, we lost about half of the south side of franklin. we need all the help we can get, we need
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somebody to get these people back, cleaned up and back in their homes. thousands are still without power across the region is storm swept through neighbouring louisiana and mississippi, but while the clear up from the storm continues, that tornado season is onlyjust under way. a world war two bomb has been detonated in a river in the german city of frankfurt. hundreds of residents were evacuated from the area as preparations were made for the bombs detonation. the bomb was found by divers in frankfurt's river main on tuesday. now it's time for a look at the weather with tomasz shafernaker.
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another chilly one today. we have all felt the cold this weekend, even with a bit of sunshine, it hasn't felt too great. temperatures, for example, on the north sea coast today only around six or seven degrees. tomorrow will be a little bit milder. we will certainly notice that across southern areas of the uk. and then gradually through the week, it will be warming up. at the moment, quite a lot of cloud across western parts of the uk. this is thanks to a big low pressure out in the north atlantic that is sending a weather front in our direction. but it is not making much progress because this high pressure here is stopping it. in fact, this high pressure has been responsible for sending the colder weather in our direction. sunnier skies. you can see the cold air circling this area of high pressure and as it approaches our shores here, bringing the chilly conditions that we've had all weekend. so temperatures by the end of the afternoon, early evening in the south, just around ten degrees. single figures elsewhere. tonight, clear skies, so once again there will be a frost around, whereas in the west, we have more southerly winds here and a weather front close by, so it won't be quite so chilly. belfast around 6 degrees,
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7 in plymouth, but for sure, in central areas of the uk, temperatures outside of town will be around freezing or below. so, tomorrow, pretty much the same, so most of the cloud will be in the west of the country closer to the weather front and the low pressure here actually coming on as well. so maybe some rain for cornwall, western fringes of wales, possibly one or two spots in northern ireland. also a couple of showers there in eastern scotland. but the central swathe of the uk are the way down of the uk all the way down to the south coast will be fine. 14 degrees already in london, and then really through the week ahead, we say goodbye to the colder weather. you can see the colder airand the warmer currents of air will wind. currents of air will win. and that warm air will be arriving from the south and then eventually the south—east, so the continent will be warming up as well. tuesday, we do have quite a bit of cloud across the country and also you will notice some blue, one or two spots of rain, but the winds by then we'll have switched directions, but the winds by then will have switched directions, so that means 15 in london, double figures there in central scotland as well. by wednesday, it really is all change, so sunshine
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throughout much of the country, just a few clouds here and there.


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