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off the gaff ii‘ul‘ei mm off the atlantic here. you straight off the atlantic here. you can see a lot of blue to the north, and to the south, where we get big temperature, and the atmosphere, we get a strong jetstream blowing out of the west due east. for the time being it is pretty unsettled on friday. we still have some showers around. very hit and miss, though, so around. very hit and miss, though, so the majority of the country will have a dry day. still relatively cool for the time of year. temperatures averaging maybe iii, cool for the time of year. temperatures averaging maybe m, for 10 degrees, temperatures averaging maybe 1a, for 10 degrees, and then towards the end of the day, friday night, we could see more widespread rain moving into south—western parts of england and possibly the southern counties. and then a change starts to take place as we head into saturday, so high—pressure starts to build from around say portugal northwards. it is from the south—west here and slowly pushing away, if you like, that unsettled weather further towards the east and further towards the south—east. so the weather will be improving through saturday and western areas of the uk, and the re m na nts of western areas of the uk, and the
remnants of this unsettled weather, with showers still across more eastern parts of the country. and then on sunday, when this high—pressure is well—established gci’oss high—pressure is well—established across the uk, so we are much right in the middle of it, that's when things really will start to settle down. and also on this side of the high—pressure, with the wind is blowing like so, and this is the jetstrea m, blowing like so, and this is the jetstream, by the way, riding the high pressure, but with winds blowing like so, that high pressure will also drive some slightly warmer weather in our direction. so more sunshine, dry conditions, southerly winds. that means those temperatures will creep up possibly as high as 18 degrees by sunday in cardiff and the mid—teens in central parts of scotland. the high—pressure is still there, and this is what we call a blocking high. once the high—pressure is there, it is there. it is not moving. it is a very strong high—pressure. on monday it is still with us. can see the winds blowing around it like so. in the centre of the high there will be very strong winds, and that means that temperatures will keep on rising. we are talking about the
mid—to—high teens quite widely across the uk and i wouldn't be surprised if they nudge to 19 or 20 in one or two spots. the exact position of the high may change a little bit as we go through the course of the week, so maybe not slap back across the uk. may wobble a little bit towards the left, towards the right, to the north and the south—east. notice the wind blowing off the north sea on tuesday. yes, it might be sunny, but the sea is pretty cold, and in places it may be on the chilly side. that was tuesday, here is wednesday. that was tuesday, here is wednesday. that high—pressure meanders and moves a little bit towards the north there. the jetstream pattern moves a little bit towards the north there. thejetstream pattern is very weak, as well. that is another sign of this blocking situation, i can see a bit of a jetstream there, another arm of it going down there. the atmosphere is almost in a state of equilibrium. nothing is moving around. that means that next week high—pressure is likely to persist, stick around, that means a lot of dry weather and warming up as well.
hello. this is bbc news with lukwesa burak. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment — first the headlines. syrian government forces attack the provinces of idlib, northern hama, and western aleppo — the last rebel—held areas in the country. translation: aircraft were bombing that day, at midnight a fighterjet bombed them and killed my son, his wife, his daughter, and his son. it's being reported that the comedian freddie starr has been found dead at his home in spain. two years after the grenfell tower fire in west london, the government is to spend £200 million on replacing dangerous cladding on privately—owned high—rise buildings. danny baker, one of the biggest names on bbc radio 5 live, has been sacked after posting
a tweet about the royal baby which led to accusations of racism. the alleged serial rapist joseph mccann, who was arrested in congleton in cheshire following a police manhunt, now faces a total of 21 charges. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are political commentator giles kenningham and polly mackenzie, director of centre left think tank demos. lovely to have you both here. we will chat our moment. ——in a moment. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. starting with the telegraph, victims of crime may no longer have
to pay to telephone the police after the home office announced it will review the charge for 101 calls. on the financial times, china's biggest technology groups have been given the green light to launch digital banks in hongkong — which heralds future challenges in london and new york. the guardian reports on a new row over deportation flights after five people have been murdered injamaica since march last year after the home office deported them to the island. on the daily mail, prince charles is condemned as ‘misguided' by a public inquiry over his support for the disgraced bishop peter ball who is believed to have molested more than a hundred schoolboys and young men. the metro leads with danny baker being fired by the bbc for comparing the new mixed—race royal baby to a chimpanzee on twitter — alongside a photo of prince harry with the baby—grow he was gifted as he promoted the invictus games in the netherlands. and as we've been reporting, the daily mirror carries the story of freddie starr's death
on its front page. 0k. ok. we will start off with the metro. this has been the big story. it actually started last night. danny baker. it started on social media. that's right. there was no other outcome than the bbc firing him, his comments on except bull. danny baker has issued an apology, but it is a bit qualified, he has left the bbc once before, once from radio 5for calling left the bbc once before, once from radio 5 for calling on fans to make a referee's life hell. you kind of
hope we are beyond people making such crass and ill—advised comments, but obviously not. and itjust shows that social media is not often the best platform for putting things out on. this tweet, this picture clearly played into a sickening trope of racism which has been used to attack, i mean, innumerable black and minority ethnic people, think immediately of michelle obama who was sort of described as if she was ina poora was sort of described as if she was in a poor a champion —— and a ape or a chimpanzee. even though he claims it was not meant to be racist, has an element of stupidity which in and of itself to deny him a place in public life. it is a foolish misinterpretation of what racism is and can be. sometimes people assume
that in order to be racist you have to do, basically, have to have a political view that everyone who is not white or to be deported. if you don't think that you cannot possibly be racist. when the truth is we all have unconscious bias is that we have unconscious bias is that we have to work to notice, observe, and correctable. and to say that just because you didn't actually say that babyis because you didn't actually say that baby isa because you didn't actually say that baby is a chimpanzee, correctly, you couldn't possibly be racist, is misguided, stupid, and they think devalues the important conversation we need to have about what racism is and isn't. and it isjust much more complicated. i just and isn't. and it isjust much more complicated. ijust want and isn't. and it isjust much more complicated. i just want to develop the idea you brought up, giles, the perils of social media. for all of us perils of social media. for all of us who work here at the bbc, we are given guidelines on how to conduct ourselves on social media. just how difficult is it? are you avid fans of social media? actually, i'm not a
massive fan. one of the worst things about twitter is that people can hide behind anonymous profiling, think it is a disgrace. if people have something to say they should fronted up. i don't think it is a place for nuance or reasoned arguments. you get a lot of bile being peddled on twitter. equally on facebook, they have been pretty negligent becomes the exposure of fa ke negligent becomes the exposure of fake news. they have failed to take on the fact that they have a huge moral responsibility and a part of the establishment. they are getting a house in order eventually but they have been pulled to the table kicking and screaming. i do think there is a huge issue here. you have issues with youtube putting extremist violence online. i think they have shown that their moral responsibilities are they being pulled to the table, but it is volu nta ry. pulled to the table, but it is voluntary. one of his defenders were saying, come on, this is freedom of speech. like you say, don't think anybody is proposing he should be put in prison for this behaviour.
this is a question, as an employer, what is the bbc's view of the behaviour of its employees? they have guidelines for my staff about how they need to comport themselves on social media, if they are going to refer to demos in any way. they don't want them to bring my organisation into disrepute. you need to set a higher standard, while not criminalising behaviour which we should simply condemn. and, ultimately, he was acting as the face of the bbc. so there is a message that is being sent there. let us turn to the times. the air pollution story. you want to pick this up, giles? the royal college of physicians and paediatrics are saying ministers are ignoring medical advice when it comes to dealing with air pollution. they're saying it is so bad it is equivalent to smoking a cigarette a day. and there's also really i've found quite startling, the fact that uk is the home to more children suffering from
respiratory problems than anywhere else in europe. so you sort of see that stuff has been done and they are saying, yes, stuff has been done, but it is piecemeal and they are missing a trick you. you have matt hancock, another leadership candidate weighing in, saying that, yes, something needs to be done and it affects budgets in the health service and he wants to reduce the harm to making it as low as possible. the department for the environment and health have worked together to tackle this. whitehall, government departments and work together. but clearly a growing problem. i suppose the point is, what will make there? will it come down to money? i think it is about public pressure, actually. we have seenin public pressure, actually. we have seen in london there has been a shift to there being at least some sort of political noise around air pollution, which encourages and forces the politicians to take a leadership position. that is often
related to the health of kids or related to the health of kids or related to the health of kids or related to people with long—term health conditions like copd, for example. it is interesting, because basically the answer here is quite aggressive regulation to change the kinds of transport mechanisms that we use kinds of transport mechanisms that we use to lower pollution. basically we use to lower pollution. basically we need to electrify all of the transport that we use. and also address things like, it is highlighted here, wood—burning stoves, because they create large particulate matter, smoke, basically, that lingers in the atmosphere. and in the context of the conservative leadership debate, don't know if you remember, but about one year ago it was liz truss, i believe, who made these jokes about michael gove and his ridiculous nanny state desire to regulate things. i think they will bea regulate things. i think they will be a challenge without leadership debate as to what is the conservative party that will emerge from it. is it one that says, as matt hancock basically does, that we
need more regulation on this? he is also talking about regulating sugar to tackle the obesity crisis. or is the conservative party going to go ina more the conservative party going to go in a more libertarian free market direction that leaves these problems unresolved? ok, the guardian. we have two stories here. they are connected. the guardian is talking about deportation flights. then we will turn to the telegraph and there isa will turn to the telegraph and there is a windrush backlash. we start off with this new row developing. they're saying at least five people who have been deported from the uk back to jamaica have been murdered since last year. obviously the wider point being that the uk, the home office, should not deport people to a place where they are not safe. so, yes, controversial, certainly, and, yes, controversial, certainly, and, yes, jamaica already has one of the highest murder rates in the world. these appear to be people who are
convicted dead, criminals deported at the end of their sentence, as is basically the norm, but with this caveat that giles mentioned that people ought not be deported to places where their lives are in danger. that is a human rights protection that people do have. though the home office does not actually monitor what happened to people after they have arrived. and they think this is where it links to they think this is where it links to the story in the telegraph, which suggests that because of the outrage around the windrush generation and forster deportations of people who actually had lived in the uk all their lives —— forced deportations. there is a shift in public opinion as to the right way for the home office right. they're trying to get everything up as they can out of the country. the telegraph is reporting that other public sector workers aren't even willing to co—operate with the border force to support
deportations because there is that sense that they are going to file. 0k, let sense that they are going to file. ok, let us turn to the daily mail. this is just ok, let us turn to the daily mail. this isjust one ok, let us turn to the daily mail. this is just one of two religious stories that have made the headlines today. this first one concerning george carey, peter walsh, and prince charles —— peter bol. prince charles has been condemned by this public enquiry for his support for a paedophile bishop, the first timea for a paedophile bishop, the first time a public enquiry has criticised a senior royal. also, i think, the church has come under attack for essentially a culture of secrecy, and cover—ups in dealing with this. it is not the first time we have seen it is not the first time we have seen issues with paedophiles come heavily into the spotlight. the catholic church have had huge institutional problems over dealing with this. and certainly this seems concerning that this bishop was allowed to continue to work in the church when, as far back as 1993, he
had a conviction over sexual... sorry, caution over a sexual assault. and the former archbishop of canterbury has come under fire for essentially having backed him. so it doesn't look good. what is the story here, prince charles or the fa ct story here, prince charles or the fact that churches have protected their reputation for so long?|j think their reputation for so long?” think it is churches and then the wider establishment, such as howard charles is then pulled into this story. and of course, from one perspective you can understand that, ifa perspective you can understand that, if a friend of yours, someone you know and trust, is accused of a horrific crime like child sex abuse, of course it's incredibly difficult to believe that. and so you might just believe them when they say it isa just believe them when they say it is a miscarriage ofjustice, and it is a miscarriage ofjustice, and it is false allegations. and if there wasjust one or two is false allegations. and if there was just one or two occurrences of that, perhaps you could be tolerant of people like prince charles having
made that mistake and remained close to their friends, and trusted their friends. but the truth is there is a pattern of these allegations, endlessly, particularly against this man who like you say seems to have molested in one way more than 100 young men and boys. and actually, we just need to change our default, even just need to change our default, even when it is uncomfortable, even when it involves our friends. but sometimes people you love do awful things, and you have to believe the victims, by default. you have to start believing, just in response, coming off that, we have had a response from prince charles's spokesperson, who says it remains a matter of deep regret that the prince of wales and others were deceived, and this report described the prince's actions as misguided. let's move on. we are going to go to the express, and £200 million to save lives. not getting rid of all the cladding, though, just some of
that cladding. what do you make of the story? yes, obviously grand fell one of the most horrific tragedy is we one of the most horrific tragedy is we have seen in the past few years in this country —— grenfell. now the government is shelling out £200 million to replace the sort of grand fell style cladding, i think, on more than 150 properties. it has sparked criticism because some people are saying the taxpayer shouldn't be footing the bill on this, and other campaigners are saying, well, actually, this still doesn't go far enough. it is still a postcode lottery. i think clearly something had to be done. i think it is good in the grand scheme, £200 million is not that much. if it takes the taxpayer to foot the bill. so be it. i have to say, we are two years on, i think, nearly, so be it. i have to say, we are two years on, ithink, nearly, from so be it. i have to say, we are two years on, i think, nearly, from this tragedy. so it has taken quite a long time for people to come up with some kind of solution. it is not clear from this, i am not an expert
on this, whether this is really going to go far enough. just to make this point, it is only the acm cladding, so only one particular kind of cladding. i think it is right for the state to intervene here, because it is the only way to act swiftly to protect those people who know they are in dangerous properties and who are frightened. and the public sector is partly responsible, because the public sector is what made the decisions about how to regulate. there was a fire a couple of years prior to this ina fire a couple of years prior to this in a block just fire a couple of years prior to this in a blockjust across the park from where i live where there was a report after that which said that regulations should be changed to protect these tower blocks. and the government didn't act, theyjust dawdled. so i think it is exactly right. let's finish off with fees for 101 police calls set to be scrapped. giles was pleased about
this but we discussed whether it should be right to call the police, not in an emergency, whether it should be free. i expect, actually, because so many people now have bundled packages on their mobile phone, it probably would be free if you were to call the local police station, if you could find the number. and so actually, weirdly enough, we have this single line, and that is a special thing, and it is free. apparently it will cost £3 million, but we hope that perhaps the mobile phone companies will pick up the mobile phone companies will pick up the tab. it is good to see big corporate actually stepping up to the plate and showing some sort of social responsibility. it is something which the victims' commissioner has been calling for it to be abolished. yes, i think it is a good thing. interesting also an eye—catching initiative coming from the home office. which of course is sajid javid's department, and he
will be a leading contender to be the next uk prime minister, so you can understand that as well. thank you very much for watching. that's it for the papers tonight. 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, giles and polly. goodbye. good evening. i'm lizzie greenwood—hughes with your latest sports news. english clubs have completed a clean sweep of europe's elite football finals, with arsenal and chelsea both reaching the europa league final in the same week liverpool and tottenham qualified for the final of the champions league, and although tonight's matches didn't have the big comebacks, they both had plenty of drama and goals. chelsea had drawn their away first
leg against eintracht frankfurt 1—1, so when ruben loftus—cheek scored midway through the first half, they were going through. but frankfurt equalised early in the second half from luka jovic to make it 2—2 on aggregate, and that's how it stayed until the end of extra—time, with the game going to penalties. and they were pretty evenly matched, as well, until chelsea's goalkeeper made two good saves and eden hazard struck the winning penalty. well, chelsea will play arsenal in the europa league final in baku on 29 may after arsenal beat valencia 7—3 on aggregate tonight. they had taken a 3—1 home leg lead with them to spain, seeing off a spirited valencia, who were far from a pushover. joe lynskey reports. in football this week, no gap in the scoreline has felt out of reach. from higher in the sky, valencia had
eyes on the latest comeback. they trailed arsenal 3—1 from the first leg, and fora trailed arsenal 3—1 from the first leg, and for a premier league side so leg, and for a premier league side so fragile on the road, this was the worst start. valencia cutting the lead and raising the noise inside 12 minutes. but, for all their worries in defence, this arsenal in the mood and outscore teams. this would become a night for their superstar strikers. first, pierre—emerick aubameyang got a crucial away goal, and alexandre lacazette put the gunners in front, valencia needed four to go through. they did manage one, but with time running out, it was slipping away. and, as the spanish side chased the game, arsenal ran away with it. and arsenal ran away with it. and arsenal strike again! a stretch from la cazette would arsenal strike again! a stretch from lacazette would set them up for an emphatic hat—trick, and in this remarkable week, arsenal produced a performance where it all came together. matthewjordan has a two—shot lead at the british masters golf after the first round. the young englishman, who is playing in only his 12th
event as a professional, broke the course record at hillside in southport, making nine birdies and no bogeys in a nine—under—par round of 63. never quite expected. i knew i'd been playing quite well, but, i don't know, just from the get go, it kind of just don't know, just from the get go, it kind ofjust started perfectly, and from then on ijust kept it going, really. just tried to shoot as low asi really. just tried to shoot as low as i could, because i thought the quys as i could, because i thought the guys out there are good, as well. so just to keep going. that series is a warm—up for the cricket world cup, which gets under way in three week's time in england and wales. former england captain and bbc commentator michael vaughan believes newly qualified all—rounder jofra archer should feature in both england's world cup campaign and the ashes series this summer. archer has only played two one—day internationals and one twenty20 match for the hosts so far, but vaughan has been impressed. i'll personally drive to the selector‘s house and ask him some strong questions if he isn't involved.
he just has a gift to be able to play the game. he's got a natural ability to release the ball at 90 mph. he can cope with the pressure. he's been playing under pressure for a few years in the franchise systems, the ipl, the big bash in australia. i would be absolutely staggered if he's not in the world cup, and i would be absolutely staggered if he isn't playing in the ashes series. with the world cup and the ashes so close together, with england having a strong chance in both, you know, i say the players are so fortunate to get this chance to play on home pitches, home crowd behind them, two sides who are really good, the test side needs some work, the one—day side has been exceptional for four years, don't miss this opportunity. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's bbc.co.uk/sport. we have another couple of days of showery weather before things start
to settle down this weekend, as high pressure begins to build. and we should see increasing amounts of sunshine, and also it will be turning a little bit warmer as well. we still have low pressure in the short—term, gradually easing away from the uk, but still affecting our weather, bringing some weak weather fronts. this one central areas will bring further cloud, a few showery bursts of rain overnight. wintry over western scotland. we have clear skies in eastern scotland and north—east england, another chilly one. less cold across the south. we start off with the sunshine in the south and some sunshine across the north—east of england, to northeast scotland. this weather front continuing to bring some cloud with a few showery bursts of rain but as temperatures begin to rise, showers will become a bit more widespread across england and wales once again. could see a few heavy and may be thundery ones. and they will be slow—moving because the winds will be very light across the board. top temperatures of 16 or 17 degrees in the south. double—figure values further north as well so a little bit warmer. this low pressure moving into france was great past southern england and the channel islands during friday night. and then into the weekend, here is our area of high pressure darting to build in from the west. it will start to bring in slightly warmer air as we head through sunday. you can see
those blue colours just ebbing away there. so over the weekend, although it will start quite chilly with a few showers on saturday, it will be turning drier and gradually warmer, like i showed you. a bit more detail, then, with saturday. chilly start, northerly winds, but dry with sunshine before showers begin to pop up sunshine before showers begin to pop up again into the afternoon. central and eastern areas most prone to these. further west, closest to the high—pressure, largely staying dry. in the warmer spots we could make 17 celsius. high—pressure on top of us. it should stay dry for most of us into the afternoon as well. fair weather cloud bubbling up. we could see an isolated shower and most places should stay dry. temperatures responding further, 18 degrees with the cloud, 16 for edinburgh. high—pressure moving a little bit further eastward so we will start to move some warmer airfrom further eastward so we will start to move some warmer air from france. i dry start to monday, the risk of
fog, that will clear quickly. sunshine into the afternoon apart from fair weather cloud. the winds will be light on those temperatures, 19, we could see 20 degrees somewhere as well. it will feel warm generally as we had through the new week, with dry weather thanks to the high—pressure. the high—pressure could move further westwards and if that happens it will open the doors toa that happens it will open the doors to a north—easterly. so then temperatures start to fall back a little bit again. but dry weather in the forecast.
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