so, after a week of english and, so, after a week of english clu bs and, so, after a week of english clubs gloriously getting into finals, actually getting to watch those finals may be a whole new challenge. andy swiss, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. here's tomasz schafernaker. may has been a bit disappointing, so far, any signs of improvement? depends on your point of view, disappointing, it has been pretty chilly during the last few weeks. but we've also not had an awful lot of rainfall. disappointing may be for other reasons. we need the rainfall for oui’ reasons. we need the rainfall for our gardens and it's been really dry. there are signs that things are improving. in fact come into next week, it looks as if temperatures are going to be on the rise and they will be very little in the way of rainfall. let's see if these graphics are working... know it's not... here we are. it will be
improving but we have to get through the showers over the next couple of days and the clouds you can see on the satellite image, these little blobs of cloud developing, if you look at the south of the country, you can see this brewing. these are heavy and we have had these for a few days. this will mostly be gone after a few days as a big area of high pressure starts to develop across the uk. dry, as i alluded to, at the beginning, doesn't necessarily mean good news. because some of us are expecting and would like some more rainfall, certainly more than we have had. this is what it looks like, this evening, showers continuing and one or two could be heavy but lots of dry weather around and pretty chilly. this high pressure that's going to be developing over the weekend initially at least built across western parts of the uk. probably by around sunday but initially, on saturday, the high pressure is across western areas of the uk. that means western areas of the uk will
have the dry weather but eastern areas of the country are still under the influence of the slightly more u nsettled the influence of the slightly more unsettled weather. you can see showers for north—east england, parts of yorkshire and into the south—east. from london, hull to newcastle, you could catch a hefty shower but out west, cardiff, belfast, glasgow should be fine. the high pressure is pretty much slap bang over us on sunday. high pressure generally prevents clouds and showers from forming, that is why it will be dry on sunday. 16 in london. not necessarily desperately warm air heading our way but it's just that when we have high pressure over us just that when we have high pressure over us and the skies are sunny, mostly sunny, the temperatures tend to build and rise over the coming days. you can see the wind is blowing around high pressure next week, temperatures nudging up into the high teens and progressively into tuesday and wednesday we could be getting temperatures of around about 20 degrees. it should be warming up to those values by now as
we get into the middle of may. those temperatures are steadily climbing, goodin temperatures are steadily climbing, good in cardiff, up to around 19. a couple of days of showers and then a nice warm and bright weather. back to you. thanks, tomasz. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime. the economy rebounded in the first three months of the year, as manufacturers' stockpiling ahead of brexit helped to boost growth. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. after a stunning week for his side, liverpool managerjurgen klopp says he now has a lot of sympathy for the
fa ns he now has a lot of sympathy for the fans of liverpool and all those trying to get to the champions league final due to the huge cost they will face. as reported the tickets to the game against totte n ha m tickets to the game against tottenham are being sold on third—party sites for more than £4000, with third—party sites for more than £a000, with prizes forflights third—party sites for more than £a000, with prizes for flights and massively inflated. maybe in the cities they get the they have to make a price cut? before agreeing to something that it will not be more than this. my room that you can usually get for £100 is now £2700, it's just crazy. what can i say? i sympathise a lot. chelsea and arsenal made the europa league final to round off an incredible few days of football meaning for teams have made the two big european finals. today, the manchester united manager 0le gunnar solskjaer has conceded
that the week's events will make the primary title even harder to compete for. that says everything about the competitively let me play in. it is not like when i played, now it's a very competitive competition. we are challenging against the best teams in the world. of course, that tells us in the world. of course, that tells us that it's going to be a great challenge. we want to get back to where we used to be. wales coach warren gatland has agreed a deal to take charge of the british and irish lions on their tour of south africa in 2021. he's already overseen a winning tour of australia in 2013 and a drawn series against the all blacks two years ago, as well as three grand slams, including this year's six nations title. he's stepping down as wales coach after the rugby world cup in japan this autumn. mercedes domination of the formula one season looks set to continue in spain this weekend.
the circuit de catalunya near barcelona hosted pre season testing, which ferrari dominated. but it's championship leader valtteri bottas' mercedes that's topped the timesheets in first practice for the spanish grand prix. the ferraris of sebastian vettel and sharl leclair were second and third, ahead of lewis hamilton in the other mercedes. the session came to a premature end after lance stroll crashed. the canadian wasn't hurt. you can follow p2 on the bbc sport website from 2pm. 0lympic sailing champion giles scott says the decision to remove the finn class after next year's games will effectively end his 0lympic career. it's part of a major shake—up by world sailing, who are seeking to improve gender equality and boost the sport's youth appeal. scott says he understands things need to change but it's a blow that the event typically sailed by taller and heavier male athletes is disappearing.
it's a great shame for the class, it's something that i obviously hold quite close. in terms of other bouts that i would be able to sail, it's pretty limited. the most difficult thing for someone like myself is for the younger guys coming through. it's fair to say that may be the way that his has unfolded as a bitter pill to swallow for some. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. including all the one—day cup matches. that's bbc.co.uk/sport. let's get more on the news that school breaks in england have been getting shorter over the past 20 years as teachers try to pack more lessons into the day. researchers at university college london believe that it could have an impact on the wellbeing of pupils.
children's social lives seem to have been curtailed as well, with fewer students than in 2006 reporting they had visited a friend's house after school. earlier on the victoria derbyshire programme, my colleaguejoanna gosling spoke to child psychologist, sam wass, and david fisher, head teacher at kings langley school, with some of his students — that school is looking to cut breaks for pupils. when making a decision like this, we take into consideration the students, first and foremost, and then the staff. but also, our community. to put it into context, the school already has this day on a friday. speaking to all of those stakeholders, this day really works for them at our school. it allows them to go and do more clubs and enrichments after school, we have a number of children who walk home at the end of the school day. in the cold winter months when it's dark, our enrichment numbers drop. by shortening down a friday, which the school already has, allows them to do more enrichments during that time. what is really important,
to put the school into context, the school has a large break time in the morning, it also has that lunchtime on a friday already, and the school offers that tutor time in the morning and we offer a number of clubs and we have a broad balanced curriculum including all the pes and the arts. we are not a school that, in year 11, all the pe programmes, make sure they do more english and maths, make sure the children have a broad balanced curriculum. also, the school is a nationally recognised school and we really develop that through our curriculum. ok, so kids, what do you think about this? i think that it's a really good and i support the idea of cutting the lunchtime down by ten minutes because it still allows us to have time to do activities and participate in our clubs. and it also gives us more time to catch up with homework after school. we still get the opportunity to socialise with her friends and have a rest. i walk to school every day so it really helps me so i can see my family and do more
clubs outside of school. sam, what do you think about this because researchers are saying that cutting break times is not good for kids. as we heard in one of those examples that they are also cutting the school day. i think there are three principal reasons. the first one, really important, is physical activity. kids have this phase where they have huge amounts of energy and if they don't get the chance to let it out regularly, that can lead to all sorts of problems, mental and physical health. there has been a lot of research coming out. is break time in a secondary school a time when kids do run around? yes, we have been doing some research, measuring how heart rate levels change over the course of the day in children and they really do have these massive spikes. you can see the energy building and then they really let it explode
during the break and calm down quickly after. i definitely recommend short doses of regular breaks to let that energy go. when you talk to teachers after a wet day, when kids haven't been able to go outside, they always say, when children don't have the chance to let that energy go, it doesn't go as well. we are often told that school days were the best days of our lives — although not everyone agrees. stern teachers, terrible school meals and boring lessons put many people off. but in one school in central croatia, in the town of glina, they've tried a fairly unusual way to shake things up — as tim allman explains. at first glance, glina's secondary school looks just like any other. but things here are not quite what they seem. the woman on the right is the school principal. the young man on the left is also the school principal, albeit for one day only.
here, the teachers have become pupils and the pupils have become teachers, both learning how the other half lives. reporter translation: did any of the real teachers skip classes? translation: two of the real teachers did not show for class, but everything else is going as planned. why weren't they there? we still need to establish why. the aim of all this is to strengthen the relationship between children and staff. some youngsters took lessons, others worked behind the scenes, and the real teachers got the chance to learn a few things. translation: the greatest value of the project is that we teachers are back in school, sitting as pupils for six or seven classes in a day. we all probably ask ourselves whether we can be focused on lessons the whole time. a couple of teachers had to have their mobile phones confiscated, but otherwise, all went to plan. next year, the hope is they will do it all over again, and the rules of school will be
turned upside down. tim allman, bbc news. the menopause is life—changing for all women and difficult for many, but it's been discussed for only 1 hour and 17 minutes in the whole of parliamentary history. the first full debate took place earlier this year, but every day next week, we'll be asking you to "wake up to the menopause." by way of an introduction, jayne mccubbin has been meeting women who not only have survived but thrived. hold onto your hats, ladies. there's something we really need to discuss. we are in doncaster to talk about — ladies? all: menopause! you're all sisters? yeah. four sisters, and you're all going through it?! some of us are at the other side! ok, then. those of you on the other side, what have you told those of you that are at the beginning? should we just press pause for a moment? press pause to consider "the pause?" you're so pleased that the periods
have stopped, and then the madness begins, you know?! that is what we'll do all next week on breakfast, with real women and the best experts. how has your menopausal journey been? it's terrible, and even now, at 68, i'm still menopausal. it's still going. so, when did it start? so, hot sweats... when i was a0. what?! when i was 40, i was diagnosed with it from the doctor, and now i'm 68. how is it, darling? it's very hot. oh, i've had the mood swings, slamming the doors. you can like somebody one day, you can hate them the next. as well as the symptoms, we'll talk about the solutions, and the very latest science. i say hrt, and you say... cure. your attitude is really important, how you see it yourself. you're either a survivor or a victim, and i'm a survivor. we'll talk about a time of life which comes to us all, which shouldn't be feared, which can, with help, be conquered.
hello, ladies. hello. the menopause? i have been there, done it, and got the t—shirt. and i was very lucky, because my sister always goes, "well, she sailed through the menopause. " i used to forget lines quite easily, and i though, oh, my gosh... am ijust just sort of having that panic attack as an actress? then i realised it was the menopause. i could literally put my phone in the fridge. what i am learning is how to embrace it. so, you're not afraid of what's ahead ? no, i'm not afraid of what's ahead. you shouldn't be afraid to be a woman. it's an empowerment, and we are a fantastic species, so onwards and upwards. high—five, sister. for some, it might be a white—knuckle ride. but always remember — it will pass. you've come out the other side, how is it? it's great, i feel human again. we're tough, here, us. we can stand it all.
they cheer. it's been 28 years, but i'm still happy, and i'm still here. just keep going, girls! just keep going. ladies, we're going to get through this, aren't we? we can do this! cheering. in a moment, we'll have all the business news. but first — the headlines on bbc news: uk growth is up — the economy's grown by 0.5% in the first quarter of the year. sunshields in space and making clouds over ice—caps — scientists call for radical new ways to fix the climate. tributes are being paid to the merseyside comedian, freddie starr — after reports that he's died, aged 76. i'm tadhg enright. in the business news: 1,800 jobs are at risk after the fashion retailer select went into administration.
it's been struggling for some time and last year struck a deal with landlords to cut rents at its stores. select‘s 169 shops will continue to trade while options for its future are assessed. china says it's hopeful a deal cab be reached to end the trade war between it and the united states. today, washington dramatically increased tariffs on goods imported from china into the us, which will lead to higher prices for american buyers. but economists the world over are concerned about the impact of new trade barriers between the planet's two biggest economies. profits at iag, the company which owns british airways, have fallen sharply between january and march because of higherfuel costs and the impact of currency fluctuations. the timing of easter was also a factor. iag expects profits for the whole of this year to be the same as last year's. let's get more on those results from the british airways' parent, iag. despite the gloomy number, investors have seen through to the more
important detail and shares are trading higher today. i'm joined by the aviation expertjohn strickland. what are investors liking in these results? what stands out about the iag's result today is that they are still in profit, this quarter is one of the notoriously hard data that your hot allies in the european market. looking at other airlines, such as klm, they reported a first—quarter earnings with losses. we saw emirates report its annual figures, nearly 70% fall in profits. so the pressure is out there, feel has been trending upwards, there is lot of capacity, airlines are falling over themselves to win that custom. the fa ct themselves to win that custom. the fact that iag has delivered profit
is very encouraging. at a time when so many smaller airlines are falling by the wayside, a good time for the bigger players? to an extent, that is happening. iag asa to an extent, that is happening. iag as a group, its ceo described the company as a major industry. they look to buy all airlines that they see with good business prospects, ability to deliver profit in the long term. we have seen a whole host of airlines go out of business. all business models outside of the larger carrier groups. certainly, some of those smaller airlines will go on to groups like iag. 0ne some of those smaller airlines will go on to groups like iag. one of its biggest strength is that it has a wide portfolio, it covers different business models, it attracts customers and brands. the premium end of the customers with airlines like british airways and iberia so it's covered in all angles and is
very flexible in how it deploys that capacity, willing to move aircraft and routes as it sees changes in the marketplace. since its formation with the merger of ba and iberia, iag has been mopping up allies. today, thomas cook has been ruled out but can we expect iag to add further airlines? i think it's interesting to me that they pulled away from the region, i primarily a low—cost airline, a new business model proving popular with customers. it has a lot of challenges to address which i think is what made iag pull away from it. i think they will selectively look at other airlines let fit in with theirfamily, so at other airlines let fit in with their family, so to speak. all the other airlines that have come and have been profitable or made more profitable by applying successful
iag management techniques. but i don't think they have any immediate candidates on the horizon. thomas cook had some interesting capacity at uk airports which may be of interest to iag but the business model in which they operate is quite different to the allies of see any scheduled market, the main focus for the iag group. also in the business news today: shares in the ride—hailing app, uber, will go on sale in new york in just over half an hour's time, in one of history's biggest stock market flotations. their price of almost £35 puts a value of around £63 billion on the company which has never made a profit. the opening price is lower than many had expected. shares in uber's rival, lyft, fell by a third after they went on sale earlier this year. india's richest man, mukesh ambani, has bought the iconic british toy retailer, hamleys, for an undisclosed price. his company, reliance brands limited — which runs hamleys stores underfranchise in india, bought it from china's c banner international. hamleys, which was founded in 1760, is the world's oldest toy retailer and has 167 stores
across 18 countries. tata steel, which owns the steelworks in port talbot in wales, says it will look for a new european partner if its planned merger with the german steel giant, thyssenkrupp, is blocked. thyssenkrup said today that it expected the european commisstion to put a halt to their plan to combine their businesses. the news agency reuters reports that tata could yet sell its european steel business. that's all the business news. the scottish government is debating the idea of a universal basic income. everybody, regardless of wealth, would get a lump sum of about £2,400 a year. it's argued that this would eliminate the stigma of poverty. it's already been tried in canada. the bbc‘s james cook has been to ontario to learn more. jodie's daughter has special needs. she spends a small fortune
on hospital parking. her husband is off work with an injury and she says basic income changed her family's lie. ——life. it made a huge impact on our lives. when my husband went off on sick leave, it was a life changer. it kept the bills paid, it kept groceries coming. without it, i don't know how we would have survived. what would you say to a critic of basic income who would say, i'm paying my taxes, why should i give you what they regard as money for nothing? helping somebody out of poverty isn't a hand—out. because you can give back when you are healthy. you can't give back when you are not. try and find a job when you cannot afford a haircut, clean clothes, or transportation to an interview. basic income can give people those opportunities. jodie lives in hamilton, a canadian city with a caledonian heritage. the two nations still have plenty in common. where industry once brought work and wealth, now the future
is far less certain. tens of thousands of people used to be employed here in hamilton in the steel industry. that number has dwindled dramatically. in part because of automation, leaving many people deep in poverty, and looking to the state for help. jodie and herfamily now feature in this exhibition, which tells the stories of basic income recipients, taken by a photographer who was herself part of the trial. this is tim, a friend of mine in hamilton, and a workplace injury means he is unable to work. he said he was able to visit his family for the first time in years because of basic income. it was amazing, i learned a lot. what the people were using money for was to eat healthy food, they didn't have to go to food banks, they were going back to school, they were moving into safer housing. but suddenly, last summer,
all of that changed. the programme isn't doing what it is intending to do. and it's quite expensive. so, we have decided that we will wind the programme down. i'll have more details at a later date on how we plan on doing that. but i want to ensure ontarians on the pilot project right now that we will do it ethically. the decision taken here in toronto to abandon the basic income trial was controversial, and the premier who introduced the pilot has this message for scotland. i would say bravo. i think that's fantastic that scotland is going to pilot a basic income. my hope for you would be that you are able to design a pilot and see it through so you can get the evidence. we all need that. the current conservative government which scrapped the trial turned down our requests for an interview. but this policy debate is nuanced — it has supporters on the right, too. i'm enough of a tory to believe that everybody wants to be working, doing something productive. it reduces bureaucratic intervention
in the day—to—day lives of people. we merely ask the question, do you have enough to live on? if you don't, we will do our best to top it up. i think that is a very conservative, small government approach to the challenge of treating people fairly, and ensuring equality of opportunity. canada and scotland don'tjust have murky weather in common, both countries are facing potentially profound economic challenges, which may yet lead to a radically redesigned state. in a moment, the weather. but first... a wild bobcat had to be coaxed down from a power pole in florida. the creature was encouraged down by workers in a cherry picker truck who used an extendable tool to tap it continuously on the head. the cat, which was sat atop the pole used to support power cables in collier county, eventually climbed down before
leaving the scene in a hurry. local media reported the power had been switched off to prevent electrocution. now, it's time for a look at the weather with tomasz. showers bring out there again today. 0ver that the next couple of days, we will see your showers and there will be drier weather around. this is the picture across this afternoon. were you should see the blues and greens, that is what they showers are occurring. the rise of the weather in the north of england, newcastle should get away with a dry day, 15 the high temperature today.
tonight, they showers continue, some could be quite heavy but there will bea could be quite heavy but there will be a few around, more clear weather than any rain tonight, still pretty nippy in any north—east of the country, temperatures down to 2 degrees or so. through the weekend, it gradually turns a dry and bright and just that little bit warmer.
hello, you're watching afternoon live, i'm rebecca jones. today at two... growth is up — new gdp figures show the uk economy grew by 0.5% in the first quarter of this year. the uk economy is performing robustly despite the evidence of slowing global growth and the continued brexit uncertainty at home, so it is good news. the united states steps up its trade war with china, more than doubling tariffs on two hundred billion dollars of goods. # too much wine and too much song... tributes to the comedian freddie star after he was reportedly found dead at his home in spain.