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this is bbc news, i'm shaun ley. the headlines at 6: the prime minister appeals tojeremy corbyn to resolve their differences and help her deliver brexit, but the shadow chancellor says trust has been lost. in a word, a single word, do you trust the prime minister? no. sorry, not after this weekend, when she has blown the confidentiality she had. i actually think she has jeopardised the negotiations for her own personal protection. israel and militants in the gaza strip engage in a deadly exchange of rocket fire, as tensions between the two sides continue to escalate. the newly—crowned king of thailand takes part in a procession through the capital, in a second day of ceremonies to mark his coronation. the illegal puppy trade exposed , the treasury recovers more than £5 million in unpaid taxes, in an operation to tackle the black market trade.
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labour's shadow chancellor has accused the prime minister of breaking the confidentiality and trust surrounding brexit negotiations between labour and the government. writing in a newspaper today — theresa may has called on labour leaderjeremy corbyn to "put their differences aside" and agree a brexit deal. the uk was due to leave the european union on 29 march, but it was delayed to 31 october after mps failed to agree a deal. our political correspondent, nick eardley reports. the most unlikely of brexit pairings, but could theresa may and jeremy corbyn unite and agree a compromise deal in the coming days? the prime minister hopes so, recovering after her party was thumped in the local elections. she believes the public now wants
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politicians to deliver. writing in the mail on sunday, theresa may appealed directly to labour leader jeremy corbyn, saying... her party's scottish leader believes agreement is within reach. we need to start walking ourselves back to an agreement where we can get the majority of people in the house of commons on board, and i think there is a deal there to be done, i genuinely do. but it takes two to tango. talks with labour will resume on tuesday, but one of its key negotiators is less than impressed with the pm. do you trust the prime minister? no, sorry, not after this weekend, when she's blown the confidence i actually had. and i actually think she's jeopardised the negotiations for her own personal protection. labour has real concerns that even if it can secure its demands, whoever replaces theresa may could rip up the deal. trying to enter into a contract
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with a company that's going into administration and the people who are going to take over are not willing to fulfil that contract. we can't negotiate like that. and it's notjust labour mrs may has to convince. this morning, graham brady — the chairman of the committee of tory mps — warned accepting labour's demand for a customs union could lead to a split in the conservative party. the tories are worried, too, about losing further political ground to unambiguously pro—brexit parties. if they push forward with this, it will be seen as a coalition of politicians against the people, and i think millions of people would give up on both labour and the conservatives, i really do. labour also has a tough sell. dozens of its mps won't back a deal that doesn't include another referendum. they warn against a stitch—up, and fear losing votes to anti—brexit parties, even if labour secures a closer relationship. even that should be put back to the people. and that's the problem,
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i think, that particularly the labour party is facing, because on their side, a lot of their supporters are deeply angry. differences remain between these two and many other rows are waiting in the wings. at fractured westminster, brexit solutions don't come easy. any deal between the conservatives and labour will need both sides to make considerable compromise, which could cause problems for the leaders, as our political correspondent nick eardley explained a little earlier. both sides have looked at the local elections and thought, we really need to get on with this, whatever solving brexit looks like, they think that needs to happen. the prime minister is clear that she thinks it is getting a deal over the line, and there are some in the labour party who are sympathetic to that argument. it does seem that the government is prepared to go some way to meeting some of labour's demand for a customs union of sorts,
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an arrangement close to a customs union, although, ithink an arrangement close to a customs union, although, i think you can safely bet they will call it something else to save face. it is far from clear that will be enough. we heard john mcdonnell talking about doing a deal with a company that is going into administration. that is a real fear in the labour side, that even if they agree something with theresa may, she has said she will stand down if a withdraw deal goes through, and the next prime minister, labour fear, could be borisjohnson or dominic raab, they could come in and rip that up. it is difficult, because it has been said today that the suggestion is the government would offer a deal that will run until the next election, which is at least two years away. that is all fine, but how do you guarantee when the prime minister goes that that deal with stand? that requires trust and that is the thing john mcdonnell says is lacking. that isn't a good omen for the next few days, if you want to get a deal. the labour party is worried
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that it can't trust the government, the government is worried about going too far, alienating its own side. i can't emphasise enough how important party discipline is in this. if theresa may goes too far and goes too close to labour's proposal, she will lose potentially dozens of tory mps. on the labour side, if they don't include another referendum in any deal, they potentially could lose dozens on their own side, too. that leads to a position where it's possible a deal would not get through parliament, and if that is the case, there is no point in doing it. yesterday, it was suggested that the prime minister should name a date now if she was going to go, and if she wasn't prepared to do it, the 1922 committee might move against her. is there any indication this has picked up any resonance? some do sympathise, but we often see
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a cacophony of calls for the prime minister to do something, some have been holding fire until after the european elections, when the tories could do even worse than they did in the locals. but there is, perhaps, a question of whether if the prime minister minister were to come... there is a risk, if she comes back with a deal, she goes towards labour's position, this week, many will be furious. there is another risk, if she doesn't get a deal done in time by the european elections, the voters will punish the conservative party again and then, her critics might come calling. israel's prime minister has ordered the military to continue with massive strikes on the gaza strip and to deploy tanks, artillery and infantry forces around the territory. palestinian officials say 15 people have been killed in gaza over the weekend. israel says it's responding to hundreds of rockets fired into southern israel. three israelis have been killed in the town of ashkelon,
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and several others wounded by the barrage, according to officials there. the bbc‘s middle east analyst alan johnston reports. on through the night it went, yet another israeli strike on gaza. and the militants there unleashed rocket after rocket. israel's air defence shield worked to try to intercept the missiles, blasting them out of the night sky. and israel struck repeatedly at what it said were militant targets like weapons caches all down the gaza strip. in the light of day the extent of the damage, the impact of the pounding, was clear to see. where people should be shopping and working, coming and going, there is rubble all around. and on the other side of the conflict in the israeli city of ashkelon a similar scene.
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a man in his 50s died here when a rocket from gaza slammed down on his home. israel's leaders are watching and making their plans. there is no talk of stepping back. translation: this morning i instructed the israeli defence forces to continue with massive strikes against terrorists in the gaza strip. and i also instructed that forces around the gaza strip be stepped up with tanks, artillery and infantry forces. hamas bears responsibility not only for its own attacks and actions, but also for those of the islamic jihad for which it pays a very high price. a funeral in gaza, it's very likely there will be more of these. behind the scenes, egyptian and united nations diplomats will be trying to mediate. they may well seek a deal that eases israel's very tight economic blockade on gaza in return for calm from the militants. but for now at least there is no
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sign of any imminent truce. earlier i spoke to our middle east regional editor, alan johnston, abous the escalating violence. we often see the israelis strike at hamas targets in gaza, and of course, the strike rate has massively increased in the last 48 hours of violence. very often, what the israelis hit is a training ground or some sort of barrick —type set up, a rocket launch site, they don't tend to go for senior figures, thatis don't tend to go for senior figures, that is regarded, on both sides, as a sign of an escalation, that is what the israelis have done in the current circumstance. they killed a man in his car, who hamas said was one of their commanders, who, the
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israelis say, was channelling iranian money into gaza for the use of militants there. as i say, the targeting of a senior hamas man, the first we reckon for some years in gaza, the sign of the escalating situation there. the unknown factor now is does that accelerate things oi’ now is does that accelerate things or does that make hamas say, actually, we need to pull things back? that is the danger, escalation, building up to something more. we don't know how it will play out, but you may well hear hamas talking of the need to avenge this man. everybody who knows this conflict are best would agree that neither side really want an all—out conflict, there really is a danger of gradually stumbling in that direction. the leaderships on both sides, hostage to events, attitudes
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towards this versioning conflict harden on both sides. we have seen three times in the last ten years just how serious the situation is can get. we have seen three awards, which devastated gaza. it doesn't change anything, in terms of the overall dispute, very little has changed in quite a long time. you are right, everybody recognises there is a pattern, the app takes in violence. then, behind the scenes, there are efforts to mediate by the egyptians and un diplomats. those will be going on right now. what i focus on is the issue of the blockade of gaza, this is that crippling economic embargo, which makes the life of 2 million gaza civilians miserable. it is seen as punishment, the israelis think they have to impose a blockade to stop the militants arming themselves, strengthening themselves and being able to attack israel.
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a 17—year—old girl who was murdered in wiltshire on friday has been named. ellie gould was pronounced dead after emergency services were called to an address in calne near chippenham. wiltshire police are continuing to question at 17—year—old boy who has been arrested on suspicion of her murder. a 24—year—old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was repeatedly stabbed in the leg. the assault happened in beswick, east of manchester, in the early hours of this morning. the suspect is said to have fled the scene in a car. the victim, in his 20s, was taken to hospital where he later died. a 13—year—old boy has died after getting into difficulties in the sea off llandudno in north wales. the coastguard pulled the child from the water at pigeon‘s cove just after 9pm last night. he was airlifted to hospital in bangor but died there. police are not treating the death as suspicious. crowds gathered to watch thailand's newly crowned king being carried through the streets of the capital bangkok — in a four mile
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royal procession. the king was crowned in an elaborate ceremony yesterday, becoming thailand's first new king in 70 years. our diplomatic correspondent james landale reports. dawn in bangkok, and the streets brightened by a stream of royal yellow. thousands up early to get a good vantage point, all keen to catch a rare glimpse of their new king, their first for almost 70 years. king maha vajiralongkorn was crowned yesterday, so now it was time to show himself to his people. carried by 16 soldiers on a gilded palanquin, a cavalcade involving thousands of people, stretching some 500 metres long, slowly processing round the heart of the city. a chance for his people to pay homage and celebrate his ascension to the throne, but also a chance for many thais to see their monarch in person for the first time — a much remoterfigure than his much—loved late father,
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spending much of his time abroad. this elaborate three—day coronation is as much religious as it is ceremonial and, as the king processed, he visited sacred temples, where he could offer up prayers before golden images of buddha. in thailand, the monarch is revered as an almost godlike figure, the official protector of the buddhist faith, and even members of his family prostrate themselves before him as they receive their royal titles. but he's more than a spiritual leader and many thais wonder how the king will use his huge political influence as his divided country emerges from military rule. james landale, bbc news. a russian passenger plane has made
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an emergency landing in moscow as a fire broke out. dramatic pictures show there was the plane engulfed in flames. passengers use the escape chute to get off the plane, details on casualties are yet to be revealed. the headlines on bbc news.. let's do a deal, the prime minister appeals to jeremy corbyn to resolve their differences and help her deliver brexit. israel and militants in the gaza strip engage in a deadly exchange of rocket fire, as tensions between the two sides continue to escalate. the newly—crowned king of thailand takes part in a procession through the capital, in a second day of ceremonies to mark his coronation. edinburgh has today closed its streets to motorised traffic — allowing the public to enjoy the city by foot or bike. it's the first uk city to joing the open streets movement, which is committed to improving air quality in a number
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of the world's biggest cities. joanne macaulay reports. it is not usually possible to play badminton in the middle of edinburgh. today, pedestrians enjoyed a new—found freedom, whilst traffic was banned from several streets in the historic centre. it is part of a plan to make the city less car dominated. it allows people to see how the cities can operate, and put a greater emphasis on health outcomes, people walking and cycling, being healthy in their own city, helping to reduce air pollution. the council is planning to repeat this on the first sunday of every month. over time, the number of streets around here which are traffic free will increase. the council hopes traffic free zones will give residents and visitors a glimpse of what edinburgh was like before the arrival of the car full stop and also an idea of what it could be in the future. for people
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that need to use their cars, this is for them as well. people with reduced mobility or residence or deliveries, that can still happen and happen more easily if the streets are not as congested as they arejust streets are not as congested as they are just now. streets are not as congested as they arejust now. many streets are not as congested as they are just now. many cities around the world a re are just now. many cities around the world are already involved in the open streets movement, but edinburgh is the first in the uk to make a regular commitment to it. let's speak to councillor lesley macinnes — she's transport and environment convener for edinburgh council. thank you forjoining us. first of all, can you give us an idea of what the scale of the pollution problem is in the centre of edinburgh? as with most cities, we are suffering from some hot spots around the city and at the moment, with the help of the scottish government, we are developing a no pollution zone. presumably, that will try to
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restrict traffic from the city centre, so what is the purpose of today? is it more of a symbolic thing? it is a chance for local people to interact with their city ina people to interact with their city in a different way and to remember what it can be like to move around safely and securely without the car dominance that we see in certain parts of the world heritage centre. are you worried about the health impacts? there has been a debate of a result of a court case in london at the moment, of a young girl who died and her parents believe her death was brought on by the levels of pollution in london. are you worried about the health impact? every city should be worried about the health impacts and air quality, we are not meeting the standards we need to. we all need to be looking at ways in which we can reduce the impact of poorair at ways in which we can reduce the impact of poor air quality on health, quality of life, and how people move around the city. do you think you yet have the public
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transport infrastructure to make a permanent reduction in vehicle traffic feasible for edinburgh? we have an award—winning bus company in the shape of lothian bus, we also have an excellent tram system, which is about to be extended. we are putting in place very clearly the public transport infrastructure to allow people to move more towards that. and also towards walking and cycling wherever possible. there are others they health benefits of that, regardless, particularly on a spring lovely day, edinburgh is lovely. if you have good lungs and legs, or you have a good vehicle for somebody to push you around. in practical terms, if anything is going to be done about this, it will require more than just shutting road to traffic ona than just shutting road to traffic on a sunday, which is probably the quietest day of the week. actually, we find sunday is remarkably busy, because the shops are open on sunday
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as well in the city centre. this is as well in the city centre. this is a chance for us to monitor the effects of it, to look at what that will do in terms of understanding the way in which people are moving around the city, introducing something different like this allows us something different like this allows us to monitor that change stop all of this is going towards further work that we are doing, further strategic work in the city centre. finally, open streets movement is not a one—off, you will be doing this again? indeed, we have 18 months of one day a month, the first sunday of every month. we will have a chance to see it grow and develop. thank you forjoining us. dog breeders selling puppies on the black market have been forced to pay back more than £5 million in tax as part of a clamp—down on illegal puppy farming. customs officers found fraudsters making huge profits by breeding puppies on a mass scale — with little regard for their welfare. simonjones reports.
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distressed dogs kept in appalling conditions by breeders not paying their taxes, treating animals as a commodity rather than with humanity, selling them on in huge numbers. the impact of the illegal puppy trade on dogs is one of absolute misery and animal welfare problems, from disease to over—breeding, it really does cause suffering, and some of these people are moving dogs around, travelling great distances when they are sick and injured, and it really is a miserable trade. a task force from hm revenue and customs set up in 2015 has recovered almost £5.5 million in lost taxes. it identified 257 separate cases of tax evasion across the uk. one puppy breeder in scotland was handed a bill of £425,000. animal welfare groups say tens of thousands of puppies are being reared in unregulated conditions. the task force says it has made
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inroads into what it calls a brutal trade, but it is a growing problem. the government was unable to say how many of the breeders who had been fined were still operating. the advice from the rspca for anybody considering buying a dog is to do your research on the person selling it, or to consider a rescue dog. you saw dermot murphy in that report. he's been telling me more about the work the rspca is doing to tackle illegal puppy farming. animal welfare is our main driver, but one of the ways of achieving that is to ensure we put some of these people out of business who are the worst possible offenders causing suffering to animals on an industrial scale. when you say industrial scale, what sort of figures do you have? how widespread is this practice? two years ago we broke a gang that were responsible for turning over £2 million and last year we broke a gang who were responsible for turning over £2.5 million.
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a huge amount of dogs were involved in that and they had very little regard for the animal welfare or for people buying those dogs. how are they accessing customers? most of it is online, 87% is online, that is where they attract their customers. people do not help this because people are often buying on impulse rather than doing their research to see what dog is best for them and taking a much longer lead—in time before bringing a dog into the house. we advocate taking on a rescue dog, they make fantastic pets. in terms of how this operation is carried out, is most of the breeding done here or on the continent and animals brought in? what is the balance? it is mixed but in recent years there have been more dogs in effect smuggled in. they would be smuggled in with underlying health problems and travelling great distances which exacerbates the problem and makes the situation far worse.
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what about the measures in place to try and prevent this? people are advised to chip their animals and have a record of their origins. presumably that is bypassed? there is a fraud side to this as well? the rspca can catch them for animal welfare offences, but we have also moved into offences for fraud because they give out paperwork for nonexistent insurance or vaccinations. often these animals are not vaccinated and have not been cared for. it is a multi—agency approach which is why the rspca is so pleased to see hmrc taking such a tough line on the worst offenders. what cooperation do you get from the legitimate dog breeding world? that is something that is licensed by local authorities. if somebody wants to go to a breeder, they will take a while before they let a dog go to somebody. they will make sure all
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the welfare is in place. that is regulated by the local authorities and where the best of it is working it is very good. these are criminals and animal gangs. what advice would you give to people who are thinking about buying a dog? we run a campaign called puppy smart and on our website there is a lot of information about getting a dog. i would consider getting a rescue dog, there are hundreds and thousands of dogs around the country looking for the perfect home. police commissioners in england and wales are calling on prosecutors to scrap a controversial new form asking victims of crime, including rape complainants, to hand over their mobile phones or risk prosecutions not going ahead. the association of police and crime commissioners says the policy could undermine the criminaljustice system. andy moore reports. these are the new consent forms that could be used by the police, asking victims of crime — including rape victims — to allow their mobile phones
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and other data to be examined. campaigners have described them as a "digital strip search." support from the view that the police have gone too far has come from an unusual source — the police and crime commissioners who are elected by us to hold police forces to account. the forms were introduced after a series of scandals where vital evidence held on social media was not handed over to rape defendants. they were seen as an attempt to improve the thoroughness of investigations. police said data would only be examined where it was relevant to an enquiry. but the association of police and crime commissioners opposes the move. david lloyd, the organisation's lead on criminaljustice, told the observer newspaper: the police and crime commissioners say that in some cases,
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material unconnected to the rape case has been obtained by officers and used to undermine the complainant. the police say they are trying to balance privacy and justice. those whose job it is to oversee the police say that on this occasion they have got that balance wrong. a rare brooch has been uncovered in norfolk. the 800—year—old treasure features two lions and is studded with two pink stones. it was found in a freshly ploughed field by a newly qualified archaeologist but it wasn't his first find. tom ‘luck‘—ing unearthed a anglo—saxon pendant worth £145,000 when he was still a student in 2014. archaeologist tom lucking explained why the brooch was so special. this find was made during an organised gathering which is paid for the weekend when you get access to a farmer's field and the proceeds go
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to a charity of the farmer's choice. this was on a particular field of his. there was a moat in one corner of the field, which drew a lot of attention and it was in this same field where this brooch came up, about 150 metres away from the moated site. when did you realise you might have something of particular historic interest? when i first dug it out, i saw the back of it. i wasn't sure of what it was. when i saw the two amethyst settings staring at me, i thought it was probably medieval. then i knocked a bit of the dirt off and saw the two lines and realised it was a nice example of a medieval brooch. you cleaned it up and you must have realised it definitely was a very beautiful object? yes, we didn't give it a proper clean, we let the dirt fall off. you could see it was a really nice example.
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a lot of the silvergilt examples that are medieval, the gilding has gone and on this one, most of the gilding survived, it is like new, almost. i read it was not that far below the surface when you discovered it? no, it was only a few inches because the field gets ploughed every year. tell me about your other find back in 2014, is it in a museum now? that was an early anglo—saxon burial assemblage of a very high—status female and it featured a golden garnet pendant and it has just come back from the british library, and is on display in norwich now. that will be on display very soon or is already on display in norwich castle. it was voted the uk's favourite piece of art and it must be nice to think that you were the person
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responsible for bringing it back to public attention after hundreds of years. yeah, it was a nice reward to have. i think it was the art fans' favourite acquisition of 2018, voted by the public. something like that is in a completely different league of finds compared to the usual medieval coins and broken bits of broken buckle. you have been doing this since you were 11 and it clearly is a lot of commitment and a lot of time and a lot of occasions when you find absolutely nothing of interest. there are days when you go out and you don't find very much, but you have to balance out that with the good days. do you have to wait for this to be evaluated under treasure trove laws or has it been resolved? this was only declared treasure by the coroner at an inquest on thursday. because norwich castle are interested in acquiring it, they have started the evaluation process and at the end of that, the reward money is split 50—50 between the finder
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and the land owner. then it should go on display in norwich castle. here is their weather. hard to believe that two weeks have passed since that easter weekend with warmth and sunshine because this holiday weekend warmth feels a world away. a lot of cloud. to day some of us away. a lot of cloud. to day some of us have seen away. a lot of cloud. to day some of us have seen some away. a lot of cloud. to day some of us have seen some sunshine. beautiful sunshine in swansea. you can see cloud streaming from north to south on the satellite picture and also coming down from the north and also coming down from the north a continued feed of rather cold air. the wind has not been as strong as yesterday. the eastern coast of england that has not felt quite as raw. this evening and tonight we will have a mixture of patchy cloud and clear spells but more generally cloudy conditions sinking south across scotland, northern england and northern ireland with some snow
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over high ground in northern ireland. temperatures just above freezing but the north of scotland, south—west of england, most prone to a touch of frost. our band of cloud and showers will continue to drift south as we go on through the day, making very little progress, only getting as far as northern england, it may be the midlands. to the south of that, sunshine and wintry showers. tuesday, are a band of cloud and showery rain still sitting across central areas. that shower is reinvigorating as the day wears on. bright skies with the odd shower across northern scotland. late in the day submarine approach is the far south—west. this will be the most turbulent weather. it happens as we go into wednesday, low— pressure as we go into wednesday, low—pressure spinning itself in. outbreaks of rain. it looks like that will track just to the south of the uk. that will keep as some rather chilly air. as we go through
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wednesday we see these outbreaks of rain circulating around the area of low pressure, fringing across england and we'll. northern ireland and scotland seeing a mix of sunshine and showers. it will be quite windy particularly for northern england with that when coming off the north sea as well. it will feel very chilly. 10 degrees in howl with the cloud and the rain and brisk winds. it stays pretty cool by day and night this week, some rain at times, not all the time. but some sunshine.
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labour says trust and the prime minister has been damaged. the shadow chancellor says the process has been compromised. she has blown the confidentiality. i think she hasjeopardised negotiations for her own protection. talks between the government and labour will continue on tuesday. also on the programme... israel strikes targets inside gaza as rockets are fired by militants on two territory. how the abuse of powerful medication is casting a long shadow in northern ireland. they have not received a
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prescription from a gp but are buying a prescription on street corners within communities. and as the race for a place in next season's champions league hots up, arsenal and manchester united both falter. and arsenal and manchester united both falter in the race for a place in next season's champions league. good evening. the shadow chancellor has accused the prime minister ofjeopardising brexit talks between the government and labour — saying he no longer trusts her after details of the negotiations appeared in the press. john mcdonnell also likened the government to a company about to go bankrupt because of the potential successors to theresa may waiting in the wings. the prime minister has urged jeremy corbyn to put differences aside and agree a brexit deal.
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our political correspondent chris mason reports. every sunday begins with church for the prime minister, and ends with questions about the potential for progress on brexit. "let's do a deal," she said to labour today. but after apparent details about the private talks became public in the sunday times... do you trust the prime minister? no. sorry, not after this weekend, when she's blown the confidentiality, and i actually think she's jeopardised the negotiations for her own personal protection. and that's not the end of it. labour fret that even if they can do a deal with theresa may, it could get ripped up by her successor. try to enter into a contract with a company that's going into administration, and the people who are going to take over are not willing to fulfil that contract. we can't negotiate like that. but the conservative leader in scotland reckons a deal is still within reach. we need to start walking ourselves back to an agreement where we can get the majority of the people
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in the house of commons on board. and i think there is a deal there to be done, i genuinely do. look, though, who is waiting in the wings, returning to the stage, a man who frightens plenty of tories contemplating compromise. if they push forward with this, it will be seen as a coalition of politicians against the people, and i think millions of people would give up on both labour and the conservatives, i really do. and from the unambiguously pro—brexit mr farage to the unambiguously anti—brexit liberal democrats, now the proud owners of smiles of victory after the english local elections. i think it's now very, very clear that british politics is now going to have to be remade. i mean, it's clearly failing in all kinds of ways, not just the mess around the referendum but the fact that as a country, we're just not getting to grips with really big challenges. mrs may and mr corbyn share the anguish of leading parties divided over brexit.
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and that's still the biggest blockage to the two of them sharing a brexit deal. and that is despite the fact that the gap between the two parties' official positions is relatively narrow on things like workers' rights and security and the environment, it is probably bridget will. but to reach a compromise, there still has to be more movement, and there's two huge sticking points, the conservatives, plenty of them, do not like the idea of a permanent customs union, which is a labour demand. plenty on the labour side would like another referendum, and the tories don't like that. getting a deal will not be easy. chris mason at westminster, thank you. israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, has said he has ordered the military to continue with what he called "massive strikes" on gaza after two days of escalating violence. the wounding of two israeli soldiers and the deaths of two palestinian
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militants on friday sparked rocket attacks from gaza into southern israel and israeli air strikes on targets inside gaza. 12 palestinians have been killed and three civilians inside israel. our middle east correspondent tom bateman reports. singled out in a packed gaza city street, this was a targeted strike, killing a palestinian israel says was a money—laundering for militants. air raid silence have hardly stopped in southern israel, more than 500 rockets have been fired from gaza since yesterday, the israelis said, one of the worst fla reu ps israelis said, one of the worst flareups in years between old enemies. israel hasn't seen this number of casualties from rocket strikes since 2014. some hit homes. israeli deaths have prompted talk of fierce response from the country's prime minister. translation: i have instructed our forces to continue with massive strikes against terrorists in the gaza strip and the forces around the gaza strip will be
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stepped up with tanks, artillery and infantry. powerful explosions hit gaza, warplanes struck, israel said it hit hundreds of militant sites. the escalation had started on friday when one of gaza's smaller militant groups, islamicjihad, when one of gaza's smaller militant groups, islamic jihad, shot when one of gaza's smaller militant groups, islamicjihad, shot and wounded two israeli soldiers. the death toll has been rising in gaza. militants are among those killed. now, high emotions are adding to the political pressure on both sides. israel and hamas were last in a full—scale conflict five years ago. the un and others are desperately working to avoid a repeat. for now, neither side seems ready to back down. tom bateman, bbc news, jerusalem. a russian passenger plane has made a dramatic emergency landing at moscow airport after a fire broke out mid—flight. videos on social media showed the extent of the blaze on the aircraft. initial reports suggest 78 passengers were on board and that they were evacuated from the plane. it's not clear how many people may have been injured.
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the aircraft had been bound for the city of murmansk. it's a growing problem across the uk, and an issue that health authorities and police forces are increasingly concerned about. but in northern ireland, the misuse of prescription medication has rocketed over the last decade. it's now a factor in more than half of all drug—related deaths there. our ireland correspondent chris page spoke to one mother who lost her son to prescription drug abuse. i adored alan. he was my best friend. we were soulmates. but loving my child was never enough. in lisa mclaughlin's home, the sense of loss is unmistakable. her son alan took his own life, three years after he was first given the drug pregabalin, also known as lyrica. a doctor initially prescribed it for nerve pain when alan had a broken cheekbone. but he became addicted. it really ruined his life. and at the end of the day, he just got that down that he couldn't cope any more. because there is a big black, hopeless hole and they're alljust falling down into it.
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anyone who's suffered from an addiction can identify with those feelings of loneliness, vulnerability and helplessness. take the experience of a drugs worker who was once dependent on lyrica. it gave you the sense of a drunk feeling but not being totally out of control. you start off as using the prescription that the doctors give you but that quickly isn't enough. i was maybe taking my month's prescription in four days. this lethal problem is a particularly difficult issue in northern ireland. here, the majority of drugs—related deaths are linked to the abuse of prescription medication. this coroner has heard disturbing evidence about how teenagers have got the drugs. we've had families coming in, telling us about young people, as young as 16, 17, younger sometimes. these are young people who have not received a prescription from a gp but are buying prescription drugs, that would normally be available on prescription, on street corners, within communities, receiving them
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from friends in school. an older generation came through the troubles here, which has left a legacy of physical and mental health needs. but people who work in addiction services believe too many drugs are being prescribed. there's a higher prevalence potentially on prescribed drugs because of the conflict. but we're 20 years on from the peace process, and across the board in northern ireland they're still dispensing and prescribing more of those types of medications than any other region in the uk. the stormont department of health says prescription drugs are "potential poisions" and it's working to reduce availability, raise awareness and provide treatment. to help to prevent more tragedies, lisa mclaughlin's hoping for a dedicated rehabilitation facility. i would like to see a rehab centre where kids aren'tjudged for becoming addicted to these drugs. getting help and education and putting people on the ground instead ofjust putting it down as figures.
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because my son wasn't a figure. he was a person. he has a child of his own. he has a brother and a sister and a mummy and a daddy. and everyone loved him. but now he's just a statistic. venezuela's opposition leader juan guaido appears to have failed in his latest attempt to persuade the country's military to back him. he'd urged supporters to rally in large numbers outside military barracks to demonstarte against president maduro. but local media say only a small number turned out. our correspondent nick bryant sent this report from caracas. the passion is still in evidence, it's the numbers that are dwindling. this demonstration took place under the statue of america's first president, george washington, the leader of a successful uprising. but venezuela's self—styled operation liberty is clearly losing momentum. "we have to wait a little bit
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longer," said this student, "and see if we can reach our goal." "we want the government to leave," said this woman wearily. "we don't have anything, we can't be happy." protesters presented petitions to the security forces, words demanding change, that were quickly reduced to cinders. midweek, they were calling for the largest demonstrations in venezuelan history. by the weekend, they've been reduced to these roadside protests. another indication of how this popular uprising has petered out. for a fleeting, fiery moment this week, it looked like the uprising might succeed. but in what has essentially become a battle for the hearts and minds of the military, the key power player in venezuela, the armed forces remain brutally loyal to the president. so, no wonder the mood of triumphalism from nicolas maduro, this sea of green fatigues at a fortress in caracas proof that he's survived yet another crisis.
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this is the opposition leader who is seeking to oust him, juan guaido. the last seven days just didn't go to plan. juan guaido, was this the week when you missed your chance, when you botched your chance? translation: the only person hurt this week is maduro. he's losing again down again, he's increasingly weak, increasingly alone and has no international support. on the contrary, we gain acceptance, support and future options. every afternoon on a mountain overlooking the capital, this cannon is fired in honour of president maduro's mentor, hugo chavez. nothing this week has disrupted that marshal routine. for the military has reasserted its dominance in venezuela, and for now, it's upholding the status quo. nick bryant, bbc news, caracas.
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with all the sport now, here's john watson at the bbc sport centre. manchester united missed out champions league qualifiction season's champions league — and arsenal's hopes of qualifying via the league appear all but over — on a dramtic afternoon in the premier league. chelsea are now guarenteed a place in the competition after being watford. andy swiss reports. no top fourfinish no top four finish and on this showing, they can have no complaints. manchester united's hopes of champions league qualification ended with a whimper at huddersfield, although they began brightly, scott mctominay blasting them ahead with some help from the home keeper. but after the break, the ultimate sucker punch, a goal kick all the way through to isaac mbenza, who booted huddersfield level before booting the corner flag into smithereens. it summed up manchester united's day, in the
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words of manager come on, not good enough. arsenal's top four hopes are also all but over. they went ahead against brighton, with a penalty converted by pierre—emerick aubameyang. but they could not capitalise on their early lead and after the break they conceded a penalty of their own, granit xhaka was the culprit and brighton were level through glenn murray. arsenal had their chances to win but could not take them. they will now surely have to win the europa league this season in order to qualify for the champions league, on a day of footballing frustration. andy swiss, bbc news. norwich city have been crowned champions as derby secured a play off place on the last day of the championship season. with rivals middlesbrough winning, frank lampard's side had to beat west brom. substitute mason bennett scored their second in a 3—1win to clinch the final play—off spot. jofra archer produced some impressive bowling to strengthen his case for a place in england's world cup squad as they beat pakistan in a one off t20 in cardiff. eoin morgan's unbeaten 57 led them
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to a seven—wicket win. england face the same opponents in a one day series next in the lead up to a home world cup later this month. british rider piggy french won the badminton horse trials for the first time, in what proved a tense finish. compatriot oliver townend held the advantage heading into today's showjumping, but french pipped him by the smallest of margins, to win eventing's most prestigious competition. after four days of racing, the tour de yorkshire finished on the streets of leeds this afternoon. greg van avermaet won the final stage from halifax. chris lawless in the blue leaders jersey won the overall classification for team ineos, formerly team sky, to mark a good start to life for the rebranded team. there's more on the bbc sport website, where you can keep up to date with all the latest from snooker world championship final — but from me, that's it. that's all from me. we're back with the late news
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at twenty five past ten. now on bbc one it's time for the news where you are.
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you are watching bbc news. bell's palsy is a condition which causes paralysis to the face and it can be life—changing for sufferers, causing them anxiety and depression. a lack of awareness means some aren't getting the treatment they need in time, which can make things worse — that's according to the charity, facial palsy uk. geraint thomas has more. people have called me a freak, sloth, after goonies, ugly, tramp. claire will always remember christmas 2003. it's the night, she says, that stole her smile. she woke up the following day with bell's palsy. 15 years later she still has a weakness of the muscles of the right side of her face, which can be painfulfor her.
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some days i can't open my eyes. some days i slur when i speak. i dribble when i drink. i try to act like it doesn't bother me, but it's your face. if you have spot on your face it's ten times worse for you than it is to everyone else. it's not life—threatening, but it is life changing. claire's been frustrated with her treatment, having been wrongly referred to ear, nose and throat specialists on numerous occasions. every time i'd get there, the doctors would not know why i was there, discharged me, would go back to my doctor a couple of years later and be referred again to ear, nose and throats. and it went round like that. i had structure and direction in my life until bell's palsy struck me, which stopped me dead in my tracks. the condition changed everything for marcus. he was an army sniper when he developed bell's palsy in january last year and says the anxiety and depression was instant. he says he was mistakenly diagnosed with meningitis at first, despite suggesting
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bell's palsy to medics. it ultimately meant he couldn't carry on in his dream job and left him suffering both physically and mentally. eating, speaking. i couldn't say bs and ps properly. so i had to go onto youtube and research that. and eventually taught myself how to speak properly again. i was drinking through a straw for about one year. the pain is a daily thing. it does get worse when i am tired or if it has really affected me that day. it would be really bad. it's not known what exactly causes bell's palsy and the symptoms vary from person to person. but neither marcus nor claire received steroids, which could have helped with recovery. the importance for patients is to pick up the bell's palsy early, because there's very little effective treatment for it. but the most effective treatment is oral steroid tablets, but they need to be started within 72 hours of the onset
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of the weakness. marcus is moving on with his life. alongside his newjob he does everything he can to help others, like claire, with bell's palsy. and things are looking up for her as well, having been recently accepted onto a botox programme on the nhs. they want to share their experiences and raise awareness that more support is needed when the sudden and instant onset of bell's palsy has a lasting impact. geraint thomas, bbc news. as we go into bank holiday monday a lot of you will remain dry but there will be cloud. clear skies tonight, particularly in england and we are, temperatures will take a tumble. showers pushing towards southern scotla nd showers pushing towards southern scotland later in the night. a
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breeze towards the far north—east. the skies are clear in the highlands. that frost will be hit and miss across england and wheel is. bank holiday monday, this weather front is where we are most likely to see showers. starting in southern scotland, drifting into northern ireland, northern england, the midlands and east anglia through the midlands and east anglia through the afternoon. either side of that we will see sunny spells. cloud will increase. across southern scotland lots of sunshine through the day. heavy showers in a northern scotland through the afternoon. temperatures here still in single figures. showers here and there in the night. a touch of frost. and we start the day how we finish but this time the showers drifting northwards. some of those could become slow moving and heavy. sunshine develops in the north—west later. rain towards the
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south—west. it is linked to this area of north pressure which will push towards france as we go towards wednesday. my other ear on the southern edge that cold winds blowing in across the northern half of the uk. in the chilly easterly wind we could see more persistent rain. 10—15 millilitres of rain in the east of england. scotland and northern ireland avoiding most of the rain. there will be that chilly wind for some in north—east england. for the rest of the week, wednesday will be the wettest day of the week. showers will come and go. it will be cooled by night and by day as well.
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this is bbc news, i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 7: the prime minister appeals tojeremy corbyn to resolve their differences at least 13 people have died when a russian passenger plane made an emergency landing in moscow. the prime minister appeals tojeremy corbyn to resolve their differences and help her deliver brexit, but the shadow chancellor says trust has been lost. in a word, a single word, do you trust the prime minister? no. sorry, not after this weekend, when she has blown all confidentiality. i actually think she has jeopardised the negotiations for her own personal protection. israel and militants in the gaza strip engage in a deadly exchange of rocket fire, as tensions between the two sides continue to escalate. the newly—crowned king of thailand takes part in a procession through the capital, in a second day of ceremonies


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