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will be at its best. ascension will be at its best. through tonight we have clear skies and later winds in the east. lots of cloud in the west, patchy rain and drizzle which becomes lighter as we go through the night. keeping temperatures up but in between, northern eastern scotland and england could have frost, a chilly start. some mist taking a while to shift to eastern england. once it goes lots of dry and reasonable weather. hazy sunshine for lots of pipes but still very cloudy in the west. —— fairly cloudy.
hello, this is bbc news. the headlines... a woman is shot dead and three people are injured at a synagogue in california. police are questioning a 19—year—old man who they say opened fire with an assault rifle. as the officer was placing this 19—year—old male into custody, he clearly saw a rifle sitting on the front passenger seat of the suspect vehicle. britain's fracking tsar quits after six months in thejob. natascha engel says ministers are paying too much attention to a small but noisy environmental lobby. security fears in sri lanka have lead to church services being cancelled a week after easter suicide bombings by islamist militants killed more than 250 people.
before the papers — sport and for a full round—up from the bbc sport centre here's john watson. good morning. mo farah is out to win the london marathon for the first time. he'll be setiing off with the men's elite runners at around ten past ten in what could be a fascinating battle with the world record holder and last year's winner, eliud kipchoge. the wheelchair athletes got this yea r‘s race under way about thirty minutes ago. david weir is chasing an unprecedented ninth london marathon title, having recovered in time from a car accident to take his place on the start line. weir has won the last two races. the women's elite runners have just got under way in the last few moments. these are a few pictures from the early stages. the men's race begins just after ten o'clock.
you can follow it all live on bbc two at the moment. it will be switching to bbc one a little bit later on. after three seasons away, norwich are back in the premier league. they beat blackburn rovers 2—1 to secure promotion. a draw next weekend and 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 depart it 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 efforts of their german manager, daniel farke, who has encouraged the canaries to go high tempo and take aim. talent from across europe has 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 side no—one fancied. sheffield 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 with the club 11th in the third tier. but beating ipswich means only an unlikely goal swing will now stop them going up, and were he not the dugout, and were he not in 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 biggest leap. hoping to avoid going 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 two games left and will be relegated if they lose to palace next weekend. southampton secured their premier league status thanks to a point with bournemouth. matt targett headed in saints‘ third goal in a 3—3 draw. manager ralph hasenhuttl says they've stayed up in style. 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 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.
the difference between this season and the previous season is one reason, it is liverpool. we did the same the last season, the same. the only difference is liverpool were much better. the other clubs were in the same level last season, but the reason why this season is different is liverpool. they improve a lot, they bought incredible players, last season and this season. 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 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. 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 10 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's zhou yuelong in the quarter—snookerfinal. that's all the sport for now. now on bbc news, here's the papers.
hello, and welcome to our sunday morning paper review. with me are prashant rao, global editor of the atlantic, and lucy fisher, defence correspondent for the times. let's take a look at the front pages. the main image on the sunday times is of the woman who is expected to be appointed poet laureate next month. alongside that comes news that peers may be forced to declare the extent of their russian and chinese business interests in an effort to stem the tide of what the paper calls "red money". some are calling it the new cold war. meanwhile, china's ambassador to the uk has spoken out about the huawei affair in the sunday telegraph, saying that britain should resist external pressure over decisions
on chinese companies and make independent choices. according to the observer, labour will force a vote in parliament to declare a national climate change emergency as confidential documents show the government has spent only a fraction of its budget to support clean air projects. as the local elections approach, the sunday express claims the conservatives are expected to lose more than a thousand of their council seats. the mail on sunday leads on the findings that thousands of lions are being bred and killed for their bones by trophy hunters. and for the spice girl fan in you the daily star says that posh spice is set to make a shock return to the girl band on their reunion tour this summer. who knows? a variety of front pages for us to take over and digests. shall we start with the observer and
jeremy corbyn launches bid to declare a national climate emergency. this is something the labour leader is going to try and force a commons vote later on later this week. tell us a bit more. what they are trying to do is britain already has something in place that requires the cutting of greenhouse gas emissions and it is among the most aggressive targets in the world. jeremy corbyn's effort will demand that there are new targets so the country avoids more than 1.5 degrees of warming and targets renewable roll—outs and low carbon energy and reducing the waste. this comes energy and reducing the waste. this co m es after energy and reducing the waste. this comes after the extinction rebellion protest in london which has raised the profile of an issue that has got short shrift in recent months and yea rs. short shrift in recent months and years. this story came out 13 years
ago and even now it is taking time for climate change to rise up on the front pages. in the week of the local elections is this his attempt to shift the focus away from brexit? of course it is. it is a sticky wicket for labour to be on an climate change is pretty noncontroversial these days. there are few deniers left. this issue unites most people, particularly young people in urban centres where he is popular. it is a way to solidify and get the vote out. i think it is a good idea to have both sides of the commons discuss what new measures can be taken, but no real progress will be made without international agreement. maybe we need a new paris summit after the 2015 agreement that was made internationally. look at the big carbon emission nations, they are
not uk, it is russia, china and japan. the argument is we can all do our bitand japan. the argument is we can all do our bit and somebody has to do something first. i am interested in this line, the government is failing to spend pollution cash. that is what it is backing it up with. to spend pollution cash. that is what it is backing it up withm to spend pollution cash. that is what it is backing it up with. it is not an enormous pot, £100 million, but it is by government standards not enormous. by the end of october 2018 just £2.8 not enormous. by the end of october 2018just £2.8 million had been spent and since then the highways includes authority has said that has gone up to 7.7. they are supposed to spend it by the end of next year. there is not a lot of time. any reason given as to why they have not spent it? a bunch of reasons, they
are failing to get agreement on what to spend it on, things like that. it is taking time. let's move on to the sunday telegraph and the big row, that leak from the national security council meeting about huawei and what role it will play in the five g network. a chinese minister has said something. the chinese ambassador to the uk is urging the uk not to bow to external pressure on chinese firms like huawei being involved in critical infrastructure. he is getting the us campaign which is avoiding getting huawei involved in their sensitive networks. the chinese ambassador would say this. you wonder when some of the security fears around huawei are its
connections to the chinese state, something the firm denies, to have the chinese ambassador weigh in on the chinese ambassador weigh in on the debate, it does not do much to help huawei's argument that it is completely independent of beijing. that is a good point. the obvious point of the chinese would make is that the british government advocates on other companies, but this is a step further, especially as huawei is trying to remove the link. it is a live debate pretty much everywhere in the world. huawei isa much everywhere in the world. huawei is a totemic issue because it is identified with china in a way that for example the united states is trying to get its allies not to take pa rt trying to get its allies not to take part in an asian investment bank. they are not as caught as national security interests as huawei is. this attempt to distance itself from the chinese government by having a
chinese minister saying everything is fine is bizarre. i wonder how this story plays out. i was in glasgow this week for the gchq summit where we had a slight softening in the us position on how much they will stomach the uk involving huawei in 56. ithink much they will stomach the uk involving huawei in 56. i think may be an accommodation that is arrived at. an interesting insight. where shall we go to next? the sunday times. i want you to tell me more about this. cash for lords, crackdown in, quote, new cold war. a lot on that headline. this is essentially the fact that peers must reveal a ny essentially the fact that peers must reveal any links to chinese or russian businesses or whether they have taken money from chinese or russian firms? in contrast to mps, they have to declare their interests ina public they have to declare their interests in a public register, but peers in the house of lords do not have to do
that. this is an effort to get transparency along those lines. similarto transparency along those lines. similar to huawei, people who are advocating on behalf of or against companies and countries are being asked to state their financial interests in such cases. the us has a similarthing, interests in such cases. the us has a similar thing, when you are advocating on a foreign government, you have to list yourself in a register so people know what you are advocating on behalf of of. there is advocating on behalf of of. there is a new spying and anti espionage law that would make it harder for people on legitimate visas who are determined to be spies to kick them out of the country. does this feed into the investigation, part of a crackdown? it is part of a wider crackdown. the likelihood of a conventional war with the likes of china and russia, strategic
adversaries potentially, is very unlikely. we are in an era of grey zone warfare, in which you are seeing instead of military might other leavers are weaponised, whether it is financial institutions, cultural, diplomatic and trade. there is a recognition in this part of the crackdown that you may have people in parliament exercising influence on behalf of russian state linked firms, or cultural institutions, in a way that may not be in britain's interest. there is an american act, the foreign agents registration act which raises the threshold by which parliamentarians or politicians need to register links to foreign countries. that is what we are looking at introducing in the uk. some people might be surprised we have not already done this. there is a register of interest for both houses, but it does not force you to
pick out business links or business interests with foreign aspects.|j did not know that. did you want to add something? i thought you did. you were nodding. you are in agreement. the sunday times. new ira says brexit helps it to recruit. this is an exclusive from john mooney in dublin and it comes after the murder of the journalist lyra mckee. that is right. it has been remarkable over time how little attention has been paid to the northern ireland issue and the colla pse northern ireland issue and the collapse of the northern ireland assembly and the collapse of direct rule from westminster. this was within our lifetimes a live war in the united kingdom that has got remarkably little press with regards to what is happening. if this is something of a tragic victory, that lyra mckee's death has galvanised
some attention, and now we see britain and ireland are having more negotiations about setting up some kind of sort of coalition in northern ireland. but at the same time we read deeper into the story and while the new ira says it is an accident, there are no signs that they will stop. they are clear they will not defeat the british military, but they will continue to carry out acts because of republicanism. what has happened is the representatives from the new ira's army council have given an interview to the sunday times. that is right, while they recognise there is right, while they recognise there is very little prospect of them militarily defeating the brits in northern ireland, nonetheless they are going to continue the fight. i am surprised that given the brexit debate seem to ignore northern ireland so much in the early stages
and during the referendum and the fa ct and during the referendum and the fact the problems with introducing a hardboard or fact the problems with introducing a ha rdboa rd or backstop fact the problems with introducing a hardboard or backstop really underlined the fact that the landmass of ireland is still partitioned, in a way i am surprised we have not seen more weaponisation of that by the likes of the new ira and dissident republicans. but i hope it is not something we will see too much of. unless there has not been the attention focused on it? no, there has not, but i was in londonderry last month for the bloody sunday prosecution decisions. speaking to the relatives of some of the victims, you might think they would be among the most angry with the british government, but they we re very the british government, but they were very keen to say that the new ira does not speak for them and nobody there wants a return to violence. we should not overplay how much these people speak for the rest of the community as well.
understood. let's turn to the sunday express. tories to lose over 1000 seats. do you think this is the case? this is in the local elections on thursday. it is difficult with some of the polling disasters in re ce nt some of the polling disasters in recent years to be sure of anything. it is perfectly credible. in 2017 in the local council elections we saw gains and losses of around 300 for labour and the conservatives gained. we can see these huge shifts at a local election. i think the brexit party has played quite a canny game. it's message is incredibly simple and clean and there is a lot of anger in the country about how long the brexit process is taking. anger in the country about how long the brexit process is takingm anger in the country about how long the brexit process is taking. it is interesting, council election crisis as party runs out of cash, linking that to the loss of seats for the
conservatives. presumably brexit will play more of a role. brexit is not on any front pages this week, but it is something people are a lwa ys but it is something people are always worried about. look elections, like european parliamentary elections, are protest elections. not to denigrate them, they are second order elections in which people tend to register their frustration with the sitting government and city governments often lose vast numbers of seats. but at the same time there is an enormous amount of frustration on both sides as to where this country is going. we have got four orfive months to go before another deadline and this is a classic way in which people will rightly register their frustration with i suspect other major parties as well. the daily mail has gone off piste with a com pletely mail has gone off piste with a completely different story. exposed
horror of lion farms. the person who has exposed it is the former tory peer lord ashcroft. what has he discovered? he has hired a team of investigators to look into the fact that thousands of lines are being bred for hunters to come and shoot wildlife and natural habitats in africa. it is a pretty appalling story. there are uk elements to this. his investigation has uncovered that a british city worker paid £3000 to go and shoot a lion. there are no calls for the uk to introduce import bans on the trophy skins, a big part of the appeal for these trophy hunters to shoot an animaland these trophy hunters to shoot an animal and have it skinned and staff. apparently these are being brought into the uk and the uk is being used as a hub to smuggle these skins into the us. i did not know any of that. and why is lord ashcroft interested in this?
any of that. and why is lord ashcroft interested in this7m any of that. and why is lord ashcroft interested in this? it is not clear why he is interested in this. but there is a legislative push generally to get britain to stop doing this. you mentioned it earlier, it is remarkable there are not restrictions on these things. i had no idea britain was a hub for this kind of trafficking and it has been rightly raised because it is shocking. 30 seconds, let's go to the observer. tech cuts of young from adults‘ children. young people at risk from technology. from adults‘ children. young people at risk from technologylj from adults‘ children. young people at risk from technology. i will not content this person does not know, they are an expert in this field, a professor at the ucl, just a caveat, there is a notion that he makes it digital is not so much the problem, but it is what digital is pushing out. we should not blame technology
for everything. especially journalists. this is a professor of contemporary psychoanalysis and developmental science saying this. he is raising concerns that technology is reducing contact time between the generations between parents and children. we see kids stuck to their screens on buses and in restaurants. it is increasing emotional disorders, particularly in teenage girls. i will you both get back to your devices. i will you both get back to your devices. that‘s it for the papers this sunday morning. don‘t forget you can see the front pages of the papers online on the bbc news website. it‘s all there for you, seven days a week at bbc.co.uk/papers. and if you miss the programme any evening you can watch it later on bbc iplayer. thank you, lucy and prashant. coming up next it‘s time for the weather.
after the feisty weather conditions of yesterday, it is a good deal calmer by comparison for many today. the winds are nowhere near as strong and a bit more sunshine around with fewer splashes of rain. a few showers here and there. these are the remnants of storm hanna as it decayed over the uk earlier. a lot of this is high cloud in northern ireland and in north wales and devon and cornwall it is thicker. a drier scene across the rest of scotland, england and wales, except for some showers in parts of east anglia and the south east. cooler along the coasts, but in the midlands and the north west of england it is 15 or 16. whilst we see rain arrived in the east this afternoon, much of scotla nd the east this afternoon, much of scotland is dry. sunny conditions
and 16 or17 scotland is dry. sunny conditions and 16 or 17 is possible in the highlands. it will feel very pleasa nt highlands. it will feel very pleasant when the sun is on your back. a keen breeze down the north sea coast. eastern counties of england could have mist and fog around tomorrow morning. a lot of cloud in the west with patchy rain and drizzle. it could edge into western scotland and north—west wales. eastern scotland, northern and eastern england, temperatures will drop down to single figures, so a chilly start to the monday morning commute. this weather front is still in the west and will not make much inroads eastwards. if anything, it could move westwards again. brightening up in north—west wales, but further rain and drizzle is not out of the question in northern ireland. the mist and fog clears and there are good sunny spells. a degree or so higher than today. on
this is bbc news, i‘m rebecca jones. the headlines at 10. a woman is shot dead and three people are injured at a synagogue in california. police are questioning a 19—year—old man. britain‘s fracking tsar quits after six months in thejob — blaming ministers for paying too much attention to the environmental lobby. from within you can‘t do very much. it means at the moment when you have government in such terrible paralysis you have to do something as dramatic as this in order to have your voice heard. security fears in sri lanka sees church services cancelled — a week after more than 250 people were killed in the easter sunday bombings. mo farah says it would be an ‘amazing achievment‘