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this is bbc news. i'm martine croxall. the headlines at seven... a thrilling battle for the premier league crown — manchester city triumphed, but heartbreak for liverpool — who finished a single point behind. congratulations to manchester city, well done. i have to say, yeah, we tried everything to make it is difficult for you as possible. umm, i think we did, but not difficult enough. 11 days to go to the european elections, that the conservatives admit will be difficult for them. the light aircraft that crashed onto a south wales road — three people were pulled from the wreckage. stars gather in london for this year's bafta tv awards — killing eve leads the pack with five nominations.
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it's been overwhelming, but also thrilling to just embrace it, especially tonight, just enjoy it and celebrate it. and in half an hour, we'll have lots more on a day of drama in the premier league — that's in sportsday, on bbc news. manchester city are premier league champions for the second season running. they clinched the title on the last day of the season — after one of the tightest races to the top for years. no need to replace the ribbons. under clear blue skies, pep guardiola's team have done it again. still premier league champions,
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manchester city! they won 4—1 today away at brighton, meaning they pipped liverpool by one point. as the final whistle went in brighton — city's players celebrated on the pitch. city's win meant despite liverpool losing just one league game all season they missed out byjust one point. liverpool won 2—0 at home to wolves meaning they managed to win 97 points — the highest figure ever achieved by a team which did not win the league. their managerjurgen klopp spoke after the game — paying tribute to the champions. first thing i have to say is congratulations to manchester city, well done. i have to say, yeah, we tried everything to make it as difficult for you as possible. umm my think we did, but not difficult enough. that's the only apart from the 97 points i can be more proud of the 97 points i can be more proud of the boys. it's just the 97 points i can be more proud of the boys. it'sjust incredible the 97 points i can be more proud of the boys. it's just incredible what they did, what they did today in a
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very strange situation, dealing with it! in the game we were really good untili—o. we it! in the game we were really good until 1—0. we cannot tell the people to come down at 1—1, after how many minutes at brighton. but then it was kind of a shock for everybody, and we had to fight, really. in the end, we had to fight, really. in the end, we scored two goals, got another clea n we scored two goals, got another clean sheet. it is nice, but of course not exactly how we wanted it. our correspondent patrick geary was outside man city's etihad stadium after they won the title. it's been a remarkable premier league title race, liverpool have finished second on 97 points, it's unprecedented. they've lost one game all season, and that was to manchester city. city themselves have won 14 premier league games in a row to get to this title, very few
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teams defend the premier league title. manchester united was the last one a decade ago. it doesn't happen very often, the league is that competitive. city will hope that competitive. city will hope that this is a dynasty and they can keep winning the trophy but the extent to which liverpool have pushed them right to the last this afternoon shows it will not get any easierfor them to win. and we'll find out how this story, and many others , are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30 and 11:30 this evening in the papers. 0ur guestsjoining me tonight are joe twyman, who's the director of deltapoll and the broadcaster, lynn faulds wood. the education secretary, damian hinds says next week's european elections will be difficult for the conservatives, calling them ‘the ultimate protest vote‘ for some people. as two opinion polls suggested the brexit party is ahead by a signicant margin, its leader, nigel farage, said he would use a successful result to demand the party is included in the government's eu negotiating team. 0ur chief political correspondent
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vicki young reports. theresa may is keeping faith with her brexit deal but there is little sign she's persuading others to back the plan. the uk is still in the eu and has told european elections. senior conservatives braced for a challenging contest. these are going to be difficult elections, that much has been clear from the start. for some people this is the ultimate protest vote opportunity, turnouts tend to be quite low in european elections and people do use it as something of a free vote and i think that will be even more true this time. ironically this is in a sense for some people the second referendum. and two opinion polls out today suggest nigel farage‘s new brexit party could do well. he's back in the spotlight, as outspoken as ever.
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this is ludicrous. ..and confident of inflicting damage on his all political enemies. we voted to leave, we did not vote for a deal, we voted to leave once in the referendum, the year after that the labour party and the conservative party promised in their manifestos they would honour the result of the referendum and here we are almost three years on, brexit has not been delivered and given this government and this parliament there is no prospect of these parties delivering a clean break brexit. brexit talks between the government and labour have been plodding on for weeks and there will be more tomorrow. the opposition say the prime minister is refusing to compromise and that's what's leading to a surge in support for nigel farage. people in this country are angry. they are angry that the referendum result has not been delivered on by an incompetent government and there is a protest which is being signalled by those figures, 34%, saying they would go for brexit. there is no policies on this party, just one. it's that they want to leave the european union without a deal. labour has got problems of its own,
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some members want the party to be more clear about backing a second referendum like the greens, the snp, plaid cymru and the liberal democrats. if you can attach a peoples vote to the brexit deal we will be able to get that through the houses of parliament because there is enough support for making sure that a deal goes back to the people. that's the obvious way out of this mess. conservatives are trying to play down the significance of these european elections are still clinging to the hope that meps elected later this month might never take their seats but that depends on the government being able to break the deadlock year at westminster and finally deliver brexit. if they can't story mps fear the party will continue to be punished by voters. theresa may found time for a kickabout this weekend, but if support for the conservatives slumped badly it could be her mps putting the bit in in two weeks‘ time. and with the campaign for the european parliament elections under way we're going to be speaking to all the main uk parties
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here on the bbc news channel over the next few weeks. and we want you to send us your questions. on tuesday at 5.30 we'll have nigel farage of the brexit party, then the next day at the same time chuka umunna on change uk. you can email us at, text 61124 or use social media with the hashtag #bbcaskthis. three people travelling on a light aircraft have had a lucky escape after it crashed on a dual carriageway between raglan and abergavenny in south wales. it's thought it hit overhead power—cables, which then caused a cardiff to manchester train to make an emergency stop. eyewitnesses saw the plane burst into flames shortly after those on board were pulled from the wreakage. david grundy reports. eyewitnesses have been describing the shock but also relief saying
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it was a miracle nobody died or was more seriously injured. a light aircraft with three people on board came down this morning near abergavenny hitting power lines before bursting into flames on a dual carriageway. anthony lives just metres away from where the plane came down. i heard this tremendous bang. then the power went off. and my wife was in the field with the dog. she came and said a plane had just hit our telegraph pole with the transformer on and landed on the motorway and it was on fire. motorists pulled three people from the wreckage were then treated by paramedics at the scene. all three are said to be in hospital but with only minor injuries. the wreckage of the light aircraft is through these species bind me on the aao dual carriageway. the plane or what is left of it is upside down on the dual carriageway on the central reservation with its wheels the air. the investigation into exactly how this happened is under way. meanwhile, the main railway line between newport and hereford has been closed until power lines have been made safe. motorists have been asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes. locals here say it's a miracle
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nobody else was on the road. police in northallerton are appealing for information after a 15—year—old girl collapsed in a car park, and later died. it's believed she had taken the drug mdma. detectives are warning anyone who has taken the drug recently to get medical help if they feel unwell. a mexican wrestler who gained internationalfame in a hollywood film has died during a show in london. cesar barron, who is known by his stage name "silver king", appeared in the film "nacho libre" with jack black in 2005. he was performing in camden, north london, when he collapsed in the ring. mexican media are reporting that he suffered a heart attack. 0rganised crime is a "chronic and corrosive" threat to the uk and more money is needed to tackle it. that's according
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to the national crime agency, which says organised criminals are killing more british people a year than terrorism, war and natural disasters. it comes ahead of an annual assessment on tuesday which will look at how gangs are exploiting advances in technology. the stars of the small screen have gathered in london tonight for the top awards in british tv — the baftas. killing eve — which is up for six gongs — will go head—to—head with the bodyguard, for the prize of best drama series. lizo mzimba has been on the red carpet this evening, catching up with some of the nominees. iamjoined by i am joined by one of the most talked about actresses of the last 12 months, jodie comer plays the villainous villanelle in killing eve. what has the impact been like, the role that you have had? you have been on our the role that you have had? you have been on oui’ screens now, the role that you have had? you have been on our screens now, we know your work. we know your work. we know that villanelle was special in killing eve, from the moment that i read it. we knew that something was
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going to go down well with an audience. it has been overwhelming but thrilling to embrace it, and especially tonight, to enjoy it and celebrate it. as an actress how easy is it to embrace it without going over the top? you had such latitude there. it is down to the trust in being a director. they rely on that a lot. —— i rely on that a lot, for them to tell me if it is too much or too little. to give you a little heads up if it may be borderline. but i was always worried that villanelle would be too much of a character but i am happy that the level was just right. and series two will be hitting british shores soon? very soon, that's all i can say! thank you very much, it is lovely to meet you. take care. now i am joined
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by keeley hawes, nominated for bodyguard, and incredible series, the most watched drama in the last decade. did you know how big it would become? absolutely not, people often ask about the recipe for success often ask about the recipe for success but no, it is a lovely surprise. you were nominated for working on line of duty, what was it about the writer's writing? he is a brilliant writer and great storyteller. he writes brilliant parts for women and men. across—the—board, parts for women and men. across—the— board, people parts for women and men. across—the—board, people love what he does. i am thrilled and flattered to work with him. he is brilliant. and what was it like, following whether she was or whether she wasn't? where you sitting there laughing? it was really weird. it
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turned into, is keeley dead? no! it was great fun, though. keeley hawes, best of luck tonight. the headlines on bbc news... a thrilling battle for the premier league crown — but manchester city have triumphed, following victory over brighton. 11 days to go to the european elections, that the conservatives admit will be difficult for them. the light aircraft that crashed onto a south wales road — three people were pulled from the wreckage. the un secretary general has warned that politicians are not doing enough to tackle climate change. speaking in new zealand ahead of a tour of the pacific islands, antonio guterres, warned that the world was "not on track" to limiting global temperature rises. sunita jaswal reports... it was a warm welcome to new zealand
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for antonio guterres, but his message was direct. the world is facing a climate emergency. there's also another reason why he's there. he's coincided his three—day visit to meet leaders and show solidarity during the muslim holy month of ramadan, just less than two months after 50 muslims were killed in a terror attack on two mosques in christchurch. the visit will include travelling to the islands in the pacific region, low—lying countries that could disappear completely because of the rise in sea levels. they are really in the front line of the dramatic impact of climate change. we absolutely must be able to stop these dramatic trends, to reverse these dramatic trends. we cannot allow for a runaway climate change. we need to protect the lives of our people and we need to protect our planet. speaking about the recent floods in mozambique he said the world is feeling the effects of climate change faster than the human efforts to tackle it.
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while the paris agreement on climate change aims to try to limit global temperatures to 1.5 celsius, antonio guterres says politicians aren't doing enough. we are seeing everywhere a clear demonstration that we are not on track to achieve the objectives defined in the paris agreement. and the paradox is that as things are getting worse on the ground, political will seems to be fading. however, he praised new zealand, saying all other countries should follow its lead after it introduced its zero carbon bill earlier this week. the country has set a target to reduce all greenhouse gases, with the exception of biogenic methane, to zero, by 2050. climate change is not just about humans. it's also about wildlife. take polar bears, for example. global warming means there's less sea ice for them to hunt seals on, limiting their access to food, and threatening their survival. then you have african elephants. they need to drink 225 litres of water a day.
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so changing weather patterns means risking their lives to travel further into unprotected areas to rehydrate. the ramping up of diplomacy will lead to a climate action summit at the un in september, an event that's been billed as a last chance to prevent irreversible climate change. hundreds of mothers, fathers and families with babies and children took to the streets of london earlier to demand urgent action on climate change. crowds of protesters carrying banners, flags and placards marched from hyde park corner to parliament square as part of the mothers rise up march. it was led by eleven 11—year—olds to represent the 11—year window to act on the climate emergency. eight children are among a group of 26 migrants who have been intercepted in two dinghies off the kent coast. the first boat,
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carrying 1a people, was spotted by a fishing vessel in the early hours of this morning, before being intercepted. a second boat with 11 men on board was met by a border force patrol boat. it takes the total number of migrants brought to dover this weekend to 42 — including ten children. at least three gay rights campaigners have been detained at a march in the cuban capital, havana. it's after the island's annual gay pride event was cancelled without a clear explanation by the authorities. the state announced the usual march would not be held, citing "foreign interference". it prompted a number of activists to organise another march via social media, in direct conflict with the government. from havana, our cuba correspondent, will grant, reports. havana's gay pride is normally much bigger than this, an annual celebration of the island's gay and lesbian community, and their decades—long struggle to be recognised. but this was an improvised event, with word spread by social media, after the cuban government cancelled this year's march at the last minute.
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this particular gay pride march might not look very big, but what it represents is really quite significant in cuba. after being told they weren't allowed to hold the march, many have simply turned up anyway. the organisers said they had always wanted to hold their normal event, and only decided to put this one together instead as they were never given a coherent reason for the cancellation. translation: they obliged us to hold this event. we had every intention of participating in the government—organised event, the usual gay pride march. but what we still don't understand is why the march was cancelled. we know the excuses they have given us are not the reasons, because they lack any real foundation. in essence, the decision to go ahead with a smaller march, in defiance of the authorities, put the participants in conflict with the government—approved gay rights body, cenesex, and its head, mariela castro, seen here at a gay pride march a few years ago, the daughter
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of the former president raul castro and the niece of fidel. once the improvised march began, the event was held in a festival atmosphere, walking down one of the main boulevards of old havana. however, at their destination, the marchers came up against a large number of police and state security. at least three people were arrested, some of them violently detained. the image of peaceful gay and lesbian marchers being dragged away was exactly the kind of scene in which the island's lgbtq community hoped was finally behind them. gay pride has been held in havana peacefully in previous years, and the fact that this one ended in some confrontation is a reflection of the fact that the authorities aim to control anything that hasn't been government sanctioned. however, the organisers say the entire situation could have been avoided if they had been allowed to hold their original march in the first place.
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an attack on a roman catholic church in the west african country burkina faso has left six people dead — including a priest. reports say several gunmen burst into the church in the northern town of dablo during mass, ordering women and children to leave before shooting the six men dead. there's been a series of islamist attacks on churches in burkina faso in recent years. united nations monitors say the withdrawal of houthi rebels from key ports in yemen is going according to plan. it's hoped that the pull—out from hodeida will make it easier to import food aid for millions of people who are threatened by starvation. a government negotiator has acknowledged that it marks the start of a long—delayed plan to de—militarise the area president rouhani of iran has warned his country that it is facing difficult times ahead because of renewed us sanctions. addressing a meeting of political actvists, he said iran could be facing even greater economic problems than in the 1980s when it was subject
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to international trade restrictions during the war with iraq. andy beatt reports. american military might en route to the gulf. warships, bombers and missiles, intended to send a clear message to tehran. but it's notjust about fire power. tough new us sanctions are raising temperatures further. iran's president is feeling the heat. the pressures by our enemies, he said, is a war unprecedented in the history of our islamic revolution. during the war we did not have a problem with our banks, oil sales, imports or exports. but i don't despair. i have great hope for the future provided we are united. his rallying cry comes amid growing anger at a slump in the economy caused by sanctions and sustained pressure from washington over the country's nuclear programme.
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translation: we are here today to defend our right to nuclear technology. this is a right of all nations and the islamic republic has used this right, but they have intensified sanctions and made life very hard for the iranian people. protesters here back president rouhani's recent threat to restart nuclear activities, but that risks killing the landmark nuclear deal that america pulled out of a year ago, a decision robustly defended on saturday by the us secretary of state. we struck a terrible agreement with the islamic republic of iran that put the regime's campaigns of terrorism and proxy wars on steroids. as its military build—up continues, the pentagon claims iran was preparing to stage attacks against us forces or interests. that is dismissed as fake intelligence by tehran. it says whatever the pressure it will not be intimidated by psychological warfare.
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the former labour mp, brian walden, who became one of the most tenacious political interviewers of the 1980s and 1990s, has died. he was 86, and had battled lung disease. walden first made his name as a labour mp, seen here winning the seat of birmingham ladywood at the 1974 general election. he served in the commons for 13 years before leaving parliament in 1977, and going on to host itv‘s weekend world and the walden interview. this is a flavour of walden's combative interviewing style in 1989, a year before margaret thatcher was deposed as prime minister. it might be the case that in private, you will have a lasting argument and you will listen to other peoples opinions and that you are only too happy to accept a suggestion if it is correct that you never come over in
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suggestion if it is correct that you never come over in public like that, ever. you come never come over in public like that, ever. you come over as never come over in public like that, ever. you come over as being never come over in public like that, ever. you come over as being someone ever. you come over as being someone and one of your backbenchers said it, is slightly off her trolley. authoritarian. domineering. refusing to listen to anybody else. why? why cannot you publicly project what you have just told me as your private character? brian, if anyone is coming over as domineering in this interview, it's you. it's you. hammering things out instead ofjust talking about them in a conversational way. yes, you're very domineering at the moment. let's deal with the auto —— authoritarian think whiteley. the government has handed back more powers to the people than this one, the one i have the privilege to lead. taxation, we've lowered income tax. that's more power to people over their own money and earnings. people work for their families. so, handing money and earnings. people work for theirfamilies. so, handing power back. we take less, they have more.
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margaret thatcher being interviewed by brian walden, who has died at the age of 86. here, the annual list of the richest people in britain is out — and it reveals that there's now a record 151 billionaires in the country. together they hold a combined wealth of 525 billion pounds, and london is home to more billionaires than any other city in the world. that's according to the sunday times. john mcmanus reports. if you woke up this morning to find that once again you haven't made it onto the sunday times rich list, well, don't be too envious. the very well—heeled can afford the largest yachts but life is not all plain sailing for the captains of industry. one of the most famous names, philip green, fell out with the british establishment over the collapse of his high street chain bhs and harassment claims, which he strongly denies. it is notjust his reputation that has plummeted. the sunday times says he lost over £1 billion and is now merely a multimillionaire. the top dogs of the list
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for the third time are the hinduja brothers, who made their £22 billion fortune in energy, property and finance. we've been much better off and richer as a nation. at numberfive is sirjames dyson, under some flak for deciding to move his head office from the uk to singapore. he hoovered up an extra £3 billion, bringing him a tidy sum of 12.6 billion. it is stormzy here. 25—year—old grime artist stormzy is a new entrant to the list. worth 16 million. he uses some of his money to support two scholarships for black students at cambridge. fellow musician ed sheeran has doubled his net worth which is now £180 million. and if you do find some spare gold bars down the back of the sofa, the equality trust says it is asking the rich list members to support higher taxes on their wealth to solve inequality.
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now — what's the best thing you've ever done to celebrate your birthday? 0ne grandmother from the us state of arkansas, decided to try something she'd never done before. taking the plunge 10,000 feet up. 0ur north america correspondent chris buckler has her story. rosie johnson never let age or a walking stick hold her back and on her 86th birthday, he had high hopes for how she would celebrate. she gathered the family to watch her skydive. my husband never would let me do this so i don't have a husband anymore. so i'm doing what i want to do and this is what i've always wanted to do. god help me! and with those words, rosie took to the skies to experience something she'd never felt before during more than eight decades on earth. getting up there, seeing what it feels like and floating like a bird. i asked my doctor about this and he told me i can do anything
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i want, so this is what i'm doing. if all this proves something, is that a husband should never doubt his wife. i liked that! that was wonderful! bill, you were wrong. i had a wonderful time. i'm still alive and i'm in one piece. and you can probably guess what rosie is planning for her 90th birthday. yes, back up into the skies! chris buckler, bbc news, washington. she sounds like a hoot! the eurovision song contest opening ceremony is underway in tel aviv. celebrities and all 41 co ntesta nts ta king pa rt
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in the competeition have been walking up the bright organge carpet at habima square. the eurovision song contest is billed the largest singing competition in the world. semi finals begin on tuesday where the contestants will be whittled down ahead of saturday's live final. i know you cannot wait, i can't! the duchess of sussex has celebrated her first us mother's day as a parent by posting a picture of her son archie's feet. the sussexroyal instagram account shared an image of meghan, who is american, holding her son's heel. in the caption, the account paid tribute to "all mothers today, past, present, mothers—to—be, and those lost but forever remembered". time for a look at the weather. hello, it's a dry day today with lovely sunshine but it will turn chilly overnight with clear skies. more cloud coming in across northern parts of scotland which may produce some spots of rain. elsewhere, clear skies, chilly, lowest temperatures around east anglia. not quite as cold as last night, in much of scotland. more cloud will move away
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