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good morning, welcome to breakfast with tina daheley and chris mason. our headlines today: the uk's fracking tsar quits after six months, accusing the government of pandering to scare stories about the safety of shale gas. new links between obesity and mental health problems in children. researchers say the two go hand in hand from the age ofjust 7. a shooting at a synagogue in the us city of san diego leaves one woman dead and three people injured. mo farah aims to win the london marathon for the first time this morning, claiming victory would sit alongside his incredible achivements on the track.
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the breeze continues to ease down today across the uk, 1 or 2 isolated showers but the most dry and slightly warmer day, all the details in the next 20 minutes. good morning, welcome to the programme. the uk's shale gas commissioner has resigned after only six months in thejob, saying the government is paying too much attention to a small but noisy environmental lobby. natascha engel was tasked with uniting communities over the controversial process, but says stringent rules are stopping the industry from being successful, as john mcmanus reports. is this a vision of the ukposmac future energy market? hydraulic fracturing, orfracking, in this case at a site in lancashire. maybe not, because despite government support for shale gas exploration, the woman in charge of inspiring confidence in the project has just quit. natascha engel was appointed as commissionerfor quit. natascha engel was appointed as commissioner for shale gas just 6 months ago, but in a letter to the
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government announcing her resignation, she complained that safety regulations were strangling the industry. retrieving gas through fracking involves pumping water sand and chemicals at high pressure into shale rock. when that rock fractures the gases released and brought to the gases released and brought to the surface. the industry says it is safe, but it can cause earth tremors. to reassure local communities, fracking must pause if those tremors reach a magnitude of 0.5. this site has had to stop work several times. natascha engel says that rule amounts to a de facto ban, and she writes that: those campaigners are just worried about tremors, they say climate change and fossil fuels should stay
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underground. in scotland, fracking remained under a moratorium. holyrood still has not decided how to proceed. supporters in the usa fracking there has lowered gas bills, but some states have still banded. the government here maintains that shale gas is both environmentally and consumer friendly. now it needs to find somebody new to make that case. 0bese seven—year—olds are at greater risk of suffering emotional problems, such as anxiety and depression, when they reach 11, according to a major uk study. researchers in liverpool and london found obesity and mental health were closely linked, and gradually increased throughout childhood, as richard lister reports. exercise and a healthy diet have long been the best prescription for avoiding obesity at any age. but this new study has found a link to mental health in children too. researchers analysed data on more
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than 17,000 children, up to the age of 1a. they found that from the age of 1a. they found that from the age of7, of 1a. they found that from the age of 7, obesity and emotional problems we re of 7, obesity and emotional problems were closely linked. and that linkage was the same for girls and boys. researchers don't fully understand the link between obesity and mental health in children. the extent to which poverty plays a role is also unclear. but the relationship between these issues could be important. no harm in a little snack, is there? that half the sugar our kids eat comes from snacks and sugary drinks. which could lead to harm all fat building up could lead to harm all fat building up inside. public health england has been encouraging parents to cut the sugarin been encouraging parents to cut the sugar in kidsplupos diets for years, to reduce obesity and stave off physical health issues. this study suggest there might be mental health benefits too. at this school in sa lfo rd , benefits too. at this school in salford, children start the day playing and chatting, giving staff a chance to spot any potential emotional problems. the research may
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mean this health —— focus on mental health could also improve children's physical well—being. we will be speaking to one of the co—authors of that report in about 30 minutes. church services in sri lanka have been cancelled today, amid fears of more attacks a week after the easter sunday bombings. people have been told to worship at home instead, as thousands of troops continue to search for those islamist militants still at large. sri lanka's president has outlawed two islamist groups suspected of carrying out the suicide attacks. the search continues for those behind sri lanka's horror. police have been carrying out raids across the country. on friday, they followed a tip—off to this house, in the eastern city of sainthamaruthu. armed men were inside who set off an explosion. a gun battle followed, and the house burned down. more than a dozen died. women and children were caught up in the violence.
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among them are believed to be the wife and child of this man, zahran hashim — the alleged ringleader, he was one of two suicide bombers at the shangri la hotel. in a separate raid, police found a huge cache of bomb—making several suspects are still at large. these photos were released by the government earlier this week. newly released closed—circuit tv footage shows the bomber at the kingsbury hotel in colombo the night before the attack. backpack full of explosives, he checks in at the front desk, then goes to his room. in the morning, he's seen leaving the elevator on his way to the hotel's breakfast restaurant. moments later, he detonates his bomb. workers have begun to clear the trail of destruction, and most of those who died have been laid to rest, but fear remains. it's the seventh night of curfew here, and tomorrow will be a week
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since the attacks. it's a sunday, but no church services are being held because of worries they might be targeted again. there's a sense of disbelief here that such a large network of people was active in the country without being discovered by security agencies. but with search operations now becoming more intense, there is also hope that the government will soon get a grip on the situation. china's ambassador in london has said the uk government must make its own decisions about whether to let huawei build the 5g network. the us says the chinese telecoms firm is a security risk. but writing in the sunday telegraph, lui xiaoming said britain should resist pressure and choose independent decision—making. a woman has died and three people are in hospital after a gunman opened fire at a synagogue in california. a 19—year—old man has been arrested after the shooting at a jewish congregation outside san diego.
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0ur correspondent in los angeles, sophie long reports. #we # we shall overcome... we shall overcome. community brought together pain and multifaith prayers for peace. they came to soothe each other‘s sadness and to pray for those suffering. for laurie gilbert kay who went to worship on a sunny saturday morning, and died outside —— hours later in hospital. for a child, shot in the leg, and for two men, one a rabbi. i have been going him my entire life, and to see all these wonderful people come together from all these faiths, it is absolutely amazing. we had one person today full of hate, one person. and there are a thousand people here tonight that are full of love. that is what it's about. this
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is not the first time a tightknit community like this one has come together to try to help each other heal the wounds inflicted by a man with a gun. it's unlikely it will be the last. i'm hoping this does not become the new normal, places of worship are sacred, human lives are sacred and just the idea that every time we have to keep responding to a cts time we have to keep responding to acts of hate and acts of terror is really traumatising for the community. police have arrested a 19—year—old, john ernest. they are 110w 19—year—old, john ernest. they are now investigating what made a young man take an assault rifle, shoot a child, kill a woman and destroy lives in a place of peace and worship. 20 critically endangered royal turtles have been released into a remote stretch of a cambodian river. chants from buddhist monks and ceremonial flowers sent them on their way. in 2001, royal turtles were feared wiped out due to poaching for their meat and sand
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mining which destroyed their egg—laying ground. since then some nests have been found and conservationists have spent the last 12 years rearing the hatchlings, before releasing them into the wild. even for their meat, taken for their meat? i'm not sure if i would have turtle on toast. there are some trendy cafe ‘s. turtle on toast. there are some trendy cafe 's. it takes 12 years to reform a community. you often see with animals, they take their time growing up. it is 6:10 a.m., good morning to you. today marks exactly one week since the easter sunday bombings in sri lanka that killed at least 250 people and injured many more. some of the suspects are yet to be found. catholic churches in the country have cancelled
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all sunday masses until further notice over security fears, and people have been told to worship at home instead. joining us now from colombo is father basil fernando. thank you forjoining us this morning. how do people feel about the fact that services have been cancelled one week after the attacks, it is a time when people no doubt need to come together. first of all i have to say it is very sad in sri lanka today because the church has two cancel all the sunday mass, according to my knowledge i think it is the first experience we are having of cancelling a sunday mass for our faithful, because the faithful wait for the whole week to go to the sunday mass, to go to the
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eucharist, for their faith. go to the sunday mass, to go to the eucharist, for theirfaith. we have lost it, it is kind of a morning day i would say, in sri lanka today, since we have just cancelled the sunday mass. for all the people, at least some way, the archbishop of colombo has telecast a mass in five 01’ colombo has telecast a mass in five or six channels in sri lanka, just to participate the people at home, and then asking the people to pray, being at home, for the peace of the country, and for the law and order and all the departed people who have got into this terrific, tragic attacked of terror. and then they have pleaded with all the priests,
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to pray for the country, and pray for all the effect on people, those who have died and those who are injured and those who are just at home, losing their family injured and those who are just at home, losing theirfamily members. injured and those who are just at home, losing their family memberslj know home, losing their family members.” know you visited over the past week, the sight of the attacks, you enter the sight of the attacks, you enter the hospitals where people are being treated, what have they been telling you? yeah, ijust visited the hospital personally, the hospital near where the san sebastian charge attack took place, where a number of people got injured, a large number lost their lives. i went to the hospital, i was speechless. how to ask anything, how to tell anything, because just to see the situation, they are in a terrific, terrific situation. some have lost their
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family members, but there are others who don't know it. i met one mother, she has lost her nine—month baby, but she doesn't know still, she is just on the bed, she is wounded. in another case i met one father, the father and daughter have only gone to the church, but he has lost the daughter, still he doesn't know it. so you know, there are terrible situations. some have lost their eyes, some have lost their site, you know. it is a kind of situation where you cannot explain, but the sad thing is, many of the people, many of the victims who are in the church, in the hospital, still they don't know about the real situation. they don't know who has lost from theirfamilies. so they don't know who has lost from their families. so some of them are telling me, father, i don't know still, where are my other people, my
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family members, parents, my mother, my my relatives. it is a kind of a terrible situation, and a feeling where you are speechless. father fernando, thank you so much for joining us at such a difficult time for you. it is 6:15 a.m., thank you for joining us. it is one of those mornings where you look at the sunday newspaper front pages and every single one has a different front page story. let's look at the front pages. the telegraph leads with the chinese ambassador to the uk urging the government to act independently when deciding whether to use huawei technology for the uk's new 5g network. last week, details from a national security council meeting about the possible risks of using the chinese company's technology were leaked to the telegraph, due to concerns about the company's alleged closeness to the chinese government.
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the times front—page joe's changes to the house of lords which will require lord's to publish their full extent of russian and chinese business interests. looking at the sunday express with claims the conservative party is set to lose more than 1000 seats in the upcoming local elections after what it describes a theresa may's failure to deliver brexit and we will be talking to a senior conservative in the next hour. observer leads with a photo of labour leaderjeremy corbyn who will this week try to force a vote in parliament to declare a national climate emergency. the paper says the government "has spent only a fraction" of the 100—million—pounds allocated in 2015 to support clean air projects.
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here's matt with a look at this morning's weather. what is going on, chris? it's called spring. the big day today with the london marathon. probably huddling up london marathon. probably huddling up with the chilly wind. not as strong as yesterday. if you are running the london marathon, the weather is on your side was not nowhere near as hot as last year. temperatures speaking to about 13 or 14. temperatures speaking to about 13 or 1a. small child that makes more chance of a shower although most of the time it will be dry. a windy one, a bit more sunshine developing. in the last 2a hours, this is a storm hannah, notice how it is pushing out into the north sea dragging in cloud and winds from the
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north—west. east anglia and the south—east catching a few showers through the morning but elsewhere a dry start of the day with quite a bit of sunshine developing. clouding over once again, devon, cornwall, south—west wales and the channel islands. see some drizzle developed through the day. lots of dry weather with good sunny spells. a bit damp in northern ireland, patchy rain and drizzle working its way from west to east but in scotland, the best of the dry weather. temperatures could be up to 16 or 17 and maybe even 18 degrees. still a noticeable breeze which will make it fill caller on the north sea coast. still lots of cloud out in the west with patchy rain or drizzle. it keeps the temperatures up. eastern parts of
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scotland, eastern england, temperatures may drop low enough just for an isolated touch of frost here and there. going into monday, the weather front in the west won't do much. there isn't much wind to pushit do much. there isn't much wind to push it around. we start off with outbreaks of rain and then it may creep back west. scotland and england, a few mist and fog patches. eastern england in particularfor the morning commute. lots of dry weather around with sunny spells to ta ke weather around with sunny spells to take us through monday. temperatures continue to climb, more rain to come across northern ireland and western parts of wales on tuesday but elsewhere, we continue with the dry theme and it will feel warmer still. we could get one or two spots above 20 degrees. that's how it looking. that is a fair cop, mate, it's spring. i liked the response to your question. "it's spring". we'll have the headlines at 6.30 —
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but first it's time for the film review with ben brown and mark kermode. hello there, welcome to the film review here on bbc news. taking us through this week's releases, mark kermode. mark, you got something for everyone this week, haven't you? we have. we have eighth grade, the debut feature from bo burnham. avengers: endgame — the saga comes to a conclusion. and bel canto, a trouble drama starring julianne moore. so, eighth grade. just to be clear — because there's a different system in the united states — this is 14—year—olds? exactly. it's the end of middle school, and it stars elsie fisher is kayla, a 13—year—old coming to the end
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of her eighth grade. and she is socially anxious in person. we see these shots of her moving through the corridors of school. everybody else is moving this way, she's moving that way. she finds it quite difficult to communicate with her peers in person. she's crushingly voted "most quiet" in class at the end of the year. but she has a second life online. there is a version of herself that she puts out online in which she posts cute, happy selfies. she does video blogs, vlogs, of self—help videos of how to put yourself out there and how to be more confident, how to be yourself. and the fact that no—one appears to be watching these videos — we see the video count as one, two, five, zero — doesn't matter, because in a way, she's kind of using that to talk to herself. she's also using her phone and her headphones to avoid conversation with her father, because she has brilliantly observed, slightly sort of scrapie relation with her father, who she finds painfully embarrassing. here's a clip. can you not look like that, please? what? like what? just, like, the way you're looking.
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looking at the road? you can look at the road, dad! i obviously didn't mean that! just, like, don't be weird and quiet while you do it. sorry. hey, how was the...? no! you were being quiet, which is fine. just, like, don't be weird and quiet. 0k. he sighs. —— cos, like, i look over at you and i think you're about to drive us into a tree or something. and then i get really freaked out and then i can't text my friends, sojust, like, be quiet and drive and don't look weird and sad. please. 0k. he sighs. that's worse. now don't be weird, mark! the trailer says you're going to fall in love with elsie fisher. do we fall in love with her? i fell in love with the whole film. it's directed by bo burnham, who started out his career as an internet comedian doing songs, comedy sketches, and many which are very, very brilliant. and what this manages to show you the life of this 13—year—old,
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who is painfully anxious, who was absolutely beset by anxiety about her peer group. it depicts a life in a completely sympathetic way which understands, for a start, the specifics of her life. bo burnham said that this is a film about a generation who have grown up in a culture they did not create which demands that they put a version of themselves out there online, and he said very specifically when he was receiving one of many awards that it was a generation referred to as somehow self—obsessed, but in fact what they are it's self—conscious. and the brilliant thing about this film is it looks like he's listened to those people. it look like he's actually understood their experience. he gets the specifics of growing up in this generation z, the post—millenial generation. but as with all great coming—of—age movies, if you get the specifics right, the universality will take care of itself.
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the real genius of its film is not only that it's funny, and dark, and moving, and heartbreaking, and uplifting, and there is kindness, and there is cruelty all mixed together. but no matter who you are, you can watch this film and see, in that central character, a version of yourself, or someone you understand. i mean, i have nothing in common with that lead character, but the pain and the anguish that she goes through is really, really universal. i think this is one of the best films of the year. it came out in america last year. it was one of the films that barack 0bama listed as one of his favourite films of 2018. it's really wonderful. and in a week in which we have bigger blockbusters coming out, for me, this is the one to seek out. i think anyone with a beating heart will love this film. this is one of those films like mary poppins which is going to if you don't love this, we don't have anything further to say to each other. a real film for today. speaking of blockbusters, we have avengers: endgame, which is only three hours and one minute long. yes, and a little bit of that is the credit,
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but it is pretty much three hours long. this is the end part of infinity war, and it is concluding the saga which is played out over a series of films. it picks up at the and of infinity war, which has ended in disaster, and the beginning of the film is sombre in tone. actually differently sombre, i think. reminded me of things like logan. film is a very much a three—act structure, each act with a very different flavour. i don't want to say anything at all about the plot, because if people want to go and see it at the weekend, don't want to spoil anything. it is very impressive that in the film of this kind of size, of this kind of visual spectacle, with this number of characters that they have to deal with, that actually, what it manages to do is it manages to make you care about the characters when they're on—screen. i laughed more times than i have done in many alleged comedies. there were two moments in the film in which i teared up. bear in mind, i'm not that much emotionally vested in the story, but there were two moments which worked, which struck me as being universal. i do think that you do have to have seen the previous films. there's always a lot of discussion about, "can i see it?"
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you can do, but the more of the other ones you have seen, the more invested you are, the more you're going to get out of it. although there are moments because of the sheer elements it is dealing with, it feels perhaps slightly baggy or kind of... it is impressive that through all that, amidst all the visual spectacle, amidst everything else, it is the characters that are actually at the centre of it, and it does have an emotional heart. it has an emotional core and i don't think any fans will feel let down. even i, who is quite emotionally removed from this, was touched by enough to be moved to tears in places. 0k, bel canto, which is a hostage siege south america based on a novel. yes, a very popular novel, which apparently is very good. i haven't read the novel. i have seen the film. julianne moore is an opera singer who agrees to give a highly—paid concert. ken watanabe is the industrialist who is in this country, who is there because he is theoretically going to be involved in building a factory. actually, he's there to julianna moore sing. when guerrillas take over the building, they do so because they think the president is there. when they realise the president isn't there, they realise that the best asset they have
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is julianne moore. they wantjulianne moore to sing for them. she won't play ball. here's a clip. the government has turned off the water to this house to make things more uncomfortable for us. i gathered that. we need water. my comrade wants to shoot someone just to show the government who is in charge, but i have another thought. what's that? i want you to sing. i want you to sing loud enough that these animals outside can hear it. what good would that do? it might remind them what is at stake. 0h. no. i won't sing. not for you. he says to do what you're told. 0h. or what, he'll shoot me? you kept one woman, one american, una americana. if you shoot me, what do you think will happen to you and your people?
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i don't think i need to do what you say. i have to say with such a huge amount of international talent on screen, and julianne moore, who i think is generally wonderful, and it was based on a well—respected book, it's a shame that the film itself is so misjudged. it seemed to be, on the one hand torn between being a serious trauma and on the other hand, being a soap opera. there's a subplot about the president not being there because he is staying at home to watch a soap opera on television. i have to say on some points, you think that is what you're watching. i did go into it, thinking, this is good quality actors and good quality stuff, and then just sitting there thinking, "at what point is this going to stop looking like a creaky television drama?" the answer is, never. it's a real shame because, as i said, i'm a big fan of many of the people involved, but it is a real disappointment. oh, dear. all right. thank you. best out? from me, mid—905. a film you'll really struggle to find in theatres. a coming—of—age drama byjonah hill. a companion piece to eighth grade. also very empathetic. some have compared it to kids, but it's clearly different
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because it's made by somebody who actually understands the kids. i know you're a big fan also of... wild rose! jessie buckley! it's a such a great story about someone using country music to speak those inner truths — three chords and the truth, which country music is meant to be. i think it gets right to the heart of that and it's uplifting. i've seen it with a crowd. people really do end up punching the air, and a lovely cameo by whispering bob harris! one of the very few people who has earned the right to play himself in utterly glowing terms, because he really is that nice. she's a great actress, and a belting voice. have you seen beast? she is so brilliant. she is really, really terrific in that. and lastly, best dvd. being frank, the chris sievey story. i know if you ever saw frank sidebottom play live... i had the great honour of sharing stage with frank sidebottom.
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this is chris sievey, who was a sort of brilliant sort of pop song composer who was in a great pop band that never got the recognition they deserve, and suddenly achieved unexpected fame as frank sidebottom, a character wearing a papier—mache head and talking as if he had a nose clip on his nose. and it's a really brilliantly made movie, because it has absolutely brilliant archive footage. it is made out of absolute love and affection for chris sievey, and the way this alter ego sort of became something he never expected it to be. i thought it was really moving and really touching. love it when you talk through your nose, mark. thank you very much! thank you very much. that is it for this week. thank you so much for watching. from both of us, goodbye.
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hello, this is breakfast with chris mason and tina daheley. good morning, here's a summary of today's main stories from bbc news. the uk's shale gas commissioner has resigned after only six months in the job, saying the government is paying too much attention to a small but noisy environmental lobby. natascha engel, a former labour mp, said that unnecessarily strict rules imposed by the government meant it was nearly impossible to make a success of the industry. 0bese seven—year—olds are at greater risk of suffering emotional problems, such as anxiety and depression, when they reach 11, according to a major uk study. researchers found obesity and mental health were closely linked, and gradually increased throughout childhood. the link was not apparent in younger children. we'll be speaking to one of the co—authors of that report in a few minutes time. church services in sri lanka have been cancelled today,
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amid fears of more attacks a week after the easter sunday bombings. people have been told to worship at home instead, as thousands of troops continue to search for those islamist militants still at large. sri lanka's president has outlawed two islamist groups suspected of carrying out the suicide attacks. a woman has died and three people are in hospital after a shooting at a synagogue in california. the congregation was celebrating the last day of passover when the gunman stormed the service and opened fire. a 19—year—old man has been arrested over the attackjust outside san diego. china's ambassador in london has said the uk government must make its own decisions about whether to let huawei build the 5g network. the us says the chinese telecoms firm is a security risk. but writing in the sunday telegraph, lui xiaoming said britain should resist pressure and choose independent decision—making. take a look at this picture of actor
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idris ba —— idris elba's wedding in morocco. his wife wore three varo wang dresses. they had a festival themed party. the couple engaged last february after he dropped to one knee at the screening of one of his films. three days that seems a bit much. at an indian wedding it is two weeks! how many times can you dance around to come on eileen. i wonder if he dj defour the sussexs. by day three you would be asking for a go on the decks. i think mo farah would be
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dancing if he wins the london marathon. he has an effort of doing that today, at the london marathon, it will be a mighty tussle with the world record holder. not the best preparations, with that row with ethiopian great haile gebrselassie overshadowing the buildup, but mo farah has his sights set on winning the london marathon for the first time this morning. after all his success on the track the four—time 0lympic champion's switched his focus to the road, and faces an epic battle with the world record holder eliud kipchoge to claim the title. farah came third in last year's race but says the experience of last year can help him win the event this time. with the event this time. the pace early on it was so ha rd with the pace early on it was so hard and! with the pace early on it was so hard and i just with the pace early on it was so hard and ijust went with the pace early on it was so hard and i just went with with the pace early on it was so hard and ijust went with it because they had no choice, whether you run your own pace and not get a great time and you are not feeling great and at some point it hits you. i knew that and i felt, if i felt like
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that and finished third, i definitely have a lot more the wheelchair races get under way at around 9:05a.m., wheelchair races get under way at around 9:05 a.m., you wheelchair races get under way at around 9:05a.m., you can wheelchair races get under way at around 9:05 a.m., you can follow it across the bbc stop after three seasons away, bbc stop norwich are back in the premier league. they beat blackburn rovers 2—1 to secure promotion — a draw next weekend they'll go up as champions — with sheffield united all but guaranteed to join them after a 12 year absence from the top flight. joe lynskey reports. the championship is one of football's unpredictable divisions. this is the feeling to departed for the top. but even in this league few expected norwich city to go up. this side finished 14th last season then sold their two best players. this time they have swept teams away. norwich have surged to the top through the evils of the german manager. he has encouraged the canaries to go high tempo and take aim. talent from across europe has been key to their recipe for
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success , been key to their recipe for success, beating blackburn 2—1 puts an end to their three years away and the premier league's riches await the premier league's riches await the side no—one fancied. sheffield united are reaching the end of a longer journey. they are united are reaching the end of a longerjourney. they are on the verge of promotion, 12 years after coming down. their manager chris wilder is a blades fan himself, he arrived the club 11th in the third tier. but beating ipswich means only unlikely golf swing will now stop them going up, and were he not the dugout, he would be in the stands himself. it is an amazing day, i have not slept a wink all week waiting for this game, such a reward for the way that supporters have stuck by us because we have had some tough times down here. after the celebrations it all starts again in the summer. for now the players can enjoy the applause and prepare for english football's to sleep. —— biggest leap. hoping to avoid going
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the other way are brighton — who took a huge step towards staying in the premier league. they claimed a crucial point after coming from behind against newcastle — ayoze perez with the opening goal. they equalised through pascal gross with a huge goal — but they'll have to wait another week before their survival is confirmed. that's because cardiff could still catch them despite losing to already—relegated fulham — ryan babel with the only goal. cardiff only have 2 games left and will be relegated if they lose to palace next weekend. i thought we had to win it really, at half time i said, it is therefore you to take this game now. it is up to you, lads. i thought we fought better than them in the second half, and then at the end we just couldn't get it in, could we. the bar, the post, you name it. after livepool‘s win on friday, manchester city will attempt to move back on top with victory over burnley later — they'd be a point clear
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with two games to play. it's one of three fixtures today. and pep guardiola was quick to pay credit to the improvement their title rivals have made. defence between this season and the previous season is one reason, it is liveable. we did the same the last season, the same. the only difference is liveable were much better. the other clubs were in the same level last season, but the reason why it is different is liveable. they include a lot, they bought and credible players, they we re bought and credible players, they were incredibly consistent. last season and this season. —— bought in credible players. celtic are just point a point away from winning their eighth successive scottish premiership title after a 1—0 win over kilmarnock. in the week of club legend billy mcneill‘s death, members of the team who won the european cup in 1967 were present for a special tribute to theirformer captain before the game. and, rather poignantly, it was their current number 5 — jozo simunovic — who scored
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the winner, with ironically, 67 minutes on the clock. mercedes capitalised on more mistakes from ferrari to lock out the front row for today's azerbaijan grand prix. ferrari's charles leclerc was the fastest driver until this crash in qualifying left him in tenth place. valtteri bottas then pipped teammate lewis hamilton to pole position. sebastian vettel, in the other ferrari, will start third. exeter edged past harlequins to increase their lead at the top of rugby union's premiership. the 17—15 victory means exeter need one more win to ensure they end the season on top of the premiership while quins are still in the hunt for the top four with a losing bonus point. in the pro 1a, 0spreys secured a champions cup play—off place — and they did it in dramatic style. they beat the cardiff blues 26—23 — this penalty from sam davies in the final minute sealing the win. they will play scarlets after edinburgh lost. wigan warriors beat castleford tigers in super league to move up to eighth. it was a low scoring game with warriors edging it byjust six points to four.
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that's after coming from 4—0 down at half time! substitute sam powell scored the only try of the match. the shocks continue at the world snooker championship with three—time champion mark selby out in the second round. gary wilson, who is a former taxi driver, won by 13 frames to ten in sheffield. this break of 92 sealing the win in style. it's the second time the qualifier has knocked out a seed in this tournament. he'll meet either ali carter or china'sjo yoo long in the quarter—final. the defending champion mark williams also out, another big upset. he was beaten by 13 frames to 9 by david gilbert. williams was in hospital on friday after suffering from chest pains. what a story forjockey bryony frost who made a winning return after breaking her collarbone last month. she suffered the injury four days after becoming the first woman
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to ride a grade 0ne winner over jumps at cheltenham, but returned in style — riding black corton to victory at sandown on the final day of the national hunt season. there was success for great britain's women in their first home game in hockey‘s new pro league. they beat the usa 2—1 in a shootout in london to earn a bonus point after the match had finished 1—1. we have seen plenty of celebrations with teams securing their promotion, and we saw moreover in spain. and guess who've done it again. barceona and lionel messi, and you'll love these pictures of their star man celebrating with his family. they've won the spanish league title with three games to spare thanks to messi's 46th goal of the season, enough to give them victory against levante and seal a 26th la liga title. but more important, how about that. that is some serious pace. he is matching his father on the football
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field. the other children joining matching his father on the football field. the other childrenjoining in as well. let's see if they can find some space for that trophy on the mantelpiece. the future of barcelona there, the family taking ownership of. it is 18 minutes to seven. we hear a lot about the damage that obesity can do to the physical health of children, but what about their mental health? new research from the university of liverpool suggests that from as young as seven, obesity goes hand in hand with conditions such as anxiety and depression. let's get more on this now from dr charlotte hardman, who co—led the study. thank you for coming in to talk to us thank you for coming in to talk to us about this. why are obese children at greater risk of developing mental health problems, especially when it comes to their emotional well—being is mac that wasn't something we investigated in the study, but there are lots of
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potential reasons for why we might be seeing this association, and what we might see the association becoming stronger as children get older. one of these could be to do with weight —related bullying, so u nfortu nately, with weight —related bullying, so unfortunately, children who are of heavier weight do often experience bullying due to this. as children get older they become more aware of their body image and their weight status. and teasing can result in reduced self—esteem and depressive symptoms. but our research showed it can also work the other way, so being depressed can actually increase the risk of later developing obesity. that could perhaps be because people might be using food as a way of coping with negative emotions. i wonder the extent to which both of these statements, obesity and mental health problems, are symptoms of something else caused by other underlying fact is rather than them necessarily being one causing the other. absolutely, and our research chimes well with that point because what we are showing is that they are
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very intertwined, and that bidirectional relationship becomes more apparent as children come from late childhood into early adolescence. i don't think it is as simple as one simply causing another, i think they influence each other, and it is properly going to be different in different people, the extent to which that happens. and i definitely agree that there are other fact that lay here, and one of those could be socio—economic disadvantage which is something we looked at in this study. poverty, in other words. yes, exactly. it is important when you do these studies to control for other fact is that might explain the association between the two health outcomes, and poverty is an obvious one. 0nce between the two health outcomes, and poverty is an obvious one. once we adjusted for that we saw that the associations became a bit weaker, they have reduced a little bit, but we could still see some unique associations. so that suggests that things like poverty do partly explain the association between obesity and mental health, but it is
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not the only explanation. so what can we do about it? how and when do you intervene? that is the really key question. i think what this study highlights is that obesity is so much more complex thanjust eating too much and not exercising enough. and there are emotional factors at play here, and these things become really entwined. i think actually it is that understanding and appreciation that treating obesity is going to be very hard, because it is quite possible that someone might have a concurrent mental health problem.” that someone might have a concurrent mental health problem. i guess the tricky thing with any kind of intervention, as you say, given the questions around stigma associated with obesity, is any official intervention could be interpreted by the child in a negative way emotionally. and that can further fuel the problem. it needs to be treated so
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sensitively in childhood and adolescence. if a child is struggling with their weight, is also possible they are struggling with their mental health as well and that needs to also be taken into account in terms of project —— prevention and treatment. here's matt with a look at this morning's weather. good morning. a big day for runners out there, of course, london marathon today. if you are heading out, you may bejust marathon today. if you are heading out, you may be just about to head out, you may be just about to head out the door. it looks like it's going to be a much more comfortable run than we saw last year. a little bit of a chilly wind out there at the moment and the breeze will be a key feature coming in from a north—westerly direction. a fair amount of cloud, increasing sunshine never too hot. temperatures around 13, 14 at never too hot. temperatures around 13,14 at their never too hot. temperatures around 13, 1a at their highest. 0nly never too hot. temperatures around 13,14 at their highest. only a slim chance of one or two showers. that is the story for many of us today.
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winds aren't as strong as yesterday. some good sunny spells developing. the area follow pressure, storm hannah we saw yesterday, that is now working its way off into the north sea. we have cloud pushing into the west. most of it is cloud but it will thicken across northern ireland, south—west wales and devon and cornwall. still lots of cloud to begin with. the showers will continue into parts of east anglia and the south—east but most other areas will stay dry. the channel islands will turn down power by the end of the day. it is quite a narrow band of rain and drizzle getting into parts of pembrokeshire. it doesn't get further eastwards. by the end of the afternoon, much of scotla nd the end of the afternoon, much of scotland will stay dry. hazy sunshine in the west. a blue skies in the east. notice that 17, maybe 18 celsius into the highlands as we
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go into the afternoon. winds always licensed does make lightest across scotland. blowing heavier in eastern counties but nowhere near as strong as yesterday. tonight, clear skies across much of scotland, and the patchy rain and drizzle keeps things from falling away in northern ireland. could see a touch of frost into tomorrow morning. high pressure across scandinavia just about holding off these weather fronts towards the west. the cloud and patchy rain is still there and western areas tomorrow. it may push its way back westwards. still some patchy rain and drizzle for northern ireland. much of scotland england and eastern wales, a brighter day after early morning fog. temperatures up a bit on today's values stopped 17 or 18 the hi. lots of sunshine and a bit more cloud on the west and some showers.
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temperatures peaking at around 20 degrees. are like the sound of that, thank you, matt. there are just four days to go to the local elections in england and northern ireland, with almost 9,000 seats up for grabs. the conservatives currently hold the most of those being contested, but how much will anger over brexit delays affect the thinking of voters — and boost rival parties? let's speak to ukip leader gerard batten now. good morning to you. give us your doorstep pitch, when you are knocking on the doors and you say, "i'd like you to vote you keep because... " how do you complete that paragraph? element visible, you are electing local councils to represent you on local issues and they will vary depending on what pa rt they will vary depending on what part of the country you are in. -- first of all. there is also an
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opportunity to vote on national issues. of course, the one big national issue everybody knows about it the moment is the failure of the government and parliament to deliver our exit from the european union. everybody knows where you keep stands on that, there is no doubt about that. if you are voting for a ukip counsellor, you are getting a local counsellor plus you are sending a message to westminster that we want to leave the eu and we wa nt to that we want to leave the eu and we want to do it as quickly as possible. and yet, you lost so many seats last year, but plenty of viewers watching our conversation, this rings hollow. what does it say about your party that you can't put up about your party that you can't put up candidates and plenty more places? we have increased the number of candidates from last year by almost 3a —— three fold. when i took on the party, it was on the edge of collapse. nothing had been done and we managed to get about 500 odd candidates in place. this time
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around, we have 11100 candidates in place. what that tells you is the party is reviving. everyone of our candidates is a volunteer who is using their own time effort and money so i think it's a remarkable achievement to go up from 500 to 1400 and of course we would like to have a lot more and next time we will. what does it say about you keep that in recent months you have lost your former keep that in recent months you have lost yourformer leader keep that in recent months you have lost your former leader nigel farage and people are taking parting shots at you. why should a voter trust you? i took on the party on the edge of collapse. nigel had orally walked away, he had washed his hands of it away, he had washed his hands of it a long time ago. we have now revived the membership which went down to a low point of about 17. we have passed 30,000 over the weekend. we put 13 new members on since my
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membership. some had walked away and took parting shots at me have done so because of sour grapes because they weren't elected to winnable seats in the european parliament released which we published last week. don't think any of that has anything to do with you? you don't occasionally look in the shaving mirrorand occasionally look in the shaving mirror and say, you know what? maybe some of this criticism about me is justified? i scrutinise what i'm doing every day because i have to because that's my job. doing every day because i have to because that's myjob. if membership was going down and candidates were going down then i'd be very worried but i'm not, we've lost some people who quite frankly were not a great asset to the party anyway and we've gained thousands more members so i'm interested in taking it forward and into new areas rather than looking backwards and worrying about what has happened in the past.” backwards and worrying about what has happened in the past. i was at your launch for the elections coming up your launch for the elections coming up and fora your launch for the elections coming up and for a doubt in our you are talking about brexit and our future
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in or out of the european union and the rest of it and then after that, you unveiled to candidates who you acknowledged you know are controversial. 0ne acknowledged you know are controversial. one in the south—west of england, one in scotland, one of whom has madejokes, in inverted commas, about rape. plenty of people in your party have criticised this, even your deputy has suggested you need to admit that you are wrong and he was greatly disturbed by a suggestion that this was just defending free speech. again, i put it to you, do you not think this is an error ofjudgement? again, carl benjamin didn't make jokes about rape. he made a remark about a rape in order to show that somebody who wa nts to in order to show that somebody who wants to restrict free speech on the internet but actually use it something that wasn't a threat and presented as a threat... isn't the whole point about free speech, yes, it's a sacrosanct thing, but it
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comes with responsibility. no, it isn't a sacrosanct thing because it isn't a sacrosanct thing because it is being eroded all the time. carl benjamin isa is being eroded all the time. carl benjamin is a serious person who is a political commentator who is candidates for us — make prior to being candidates for us have earned theirfame on being candidates for us have earned their fame on the internet. being candidates for us have earned theirfame on the internet. we know you keep knows they're not going to get a you keep knows they're not going to getafair you keep knows they're not going to get a fair crack of the whip from mainstream media so those people joined our party voluntarily in order to assist us to get us out to a wider audience. mike should take a look at what they are doing rather than a knee—jerk reaction to what is in the mainstream media. we all have different points of view because you keep is a democracy so he is entitled to his view. let me come back to this central point because i think it's the thing you keep skirting around... is the point that you keep raising even though it keeps getting answered. this is your thing, isn't it? are former leaders
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who have had a parting shot at you just in the last few days, your own deputy, one of the few meps that you still have, having a pop at you, and yet there isn't a single acknowledgement from you that some of these issues land at your doorstep and perhaps you're responsible for them?” doorstep and perhaps you're responsible for them? i inherited meps, quite frankly, who hadn't fulfilled their obligations to the party that they undertook back into thousand and 13. i've had to work with these people didn't know what they said they would do for the party. some of them walked away before i took over. there were problems long before i took over and these people knew they won't be reselected by the part bass by the party because they hadn't done what they said they would do for the party and in the party, this is also a grapes, i'm afraid. they could have —— stayed. they could have stayed if they didn't like what i
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was doing and one or several of us would run in the next leadership election which will come up immediately after the european elections. they didn't do that because, when i took over, chris, backin because, when i took over, chris, back in february of last year, before any of this controversy had started up, at least four of those meps are said to me that the party is finished, it's done for, it's over. i said is finished, it's done for, it's over. isaid in is finished, it's done for, it's over. i said in that case, why don't you resign and give your seat back to you keep and somebody who actually believes in it? they didn't, they carried on going to brussels with the free money they get every day so i wasn't very happy they —— happy with them but i was stuck working for them and now they are not being reselected for office andi are not being reselected for office and i can go forward with a fresh slate of candidates and people who have signed a contract with ukip which will oblige them to actually do what they say they're going to do for the party. last question if i may and just a sentence. if you fail to hold your seat in the eu elections personally, your own seat,
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will you resign as you get‘s leader? i don't think it will be tenable for me to continue as leader if i can't retain my own seat and i think the leader of a political party needs to be colette does make elected to a political office —— needs to be elected. whether i go for it or not in the next leadership election, don't forget, i took this on for 12 months in order to save the party which i have done, and to try to ta ke which i have done, and to try to take it in the new direction where it is relevant to more people across the social spectrum, and i won't make that decision until after the european elections anyway, but if i don't hold my seat and i don't think my position will be tenable. direct question and a direct answer? ido direct question and a direct answer? i do try, chris. 'exercise tiger‘ was the code name for a large—scale military rehearsal, which took place 75 years ago, ahead of the d—day invasion of normandy in 1944. robert hall is at slapton sands in devon this morning where a special ceremony is taking place. robert — what more can you tell us
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about exercise tiger? good morning, i don't mind who talks to me. welcome to one of the most beautiful spots here in south devon. if you've been here during the second world war, this would have been very different. the villagers we re been very different. the villagers were all empty and the whole area was swarming with thousands of american troops. this was the last chance for them to practise what they needed to do before they set off across the channel to the beaches of normandy. an exercise tiger would you have just referred to, was one of the biggest practice sessions. —— exercise tiger. sla pton sands, popular today as a nature reserve, but 75 years ago the setting for a dress rehearsal that went disastrously wrong. in 1944, allied commanders matched this wide bay with the beach in normandy codenamed utah. slapton's geography was perfect
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for landing craft, tanks and thousands of troops to practise their assault. the exercises were held in total secrecy. residents from all villages nearby had been moved from their home. we had six weeks to move out of the area... pam hill remembers the day she was filmed watching the removal men loading her family's furniture into lorries as the first americans arrived. she also remembers an april morning when rumours began to spread that something very bad had happened out at sea. they knew something had happened because the number of ambulances going up the lane here. we knew there was something wrong. as 8 huge tank landing craft made their way to the beach, they had been attacked by german e
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boats armed with torpedoes. two american vessels were sunk, two more badly damaged. official figures at the time were well over 700. many bodies washed ashore but dozens more were never found. it's moving to stand there and look out at the english channel and think about where my uncle 's body lay. was his body everfound? it no. for decades, no—one knew what had happened here. partly due to the security around the d—day landings. but this weekend, families across the atlantic come to remember young men. lost in the grey waters of the english channel. my dad described the water as hejumped in on fire. this woman's father was badly injured but he survived. she has brought his uniform to be placed in a local museum. i feel now that meeting with these people that it


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