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this is bbc news i'm martine croxall. the headlines at eight a thrilling battle for the premier league crown — manchester city triumphed with a one point lead over liverpool. congratulations to manchester city. where the happiest days of my life. iamso where the happiest days of my life. i am so happy! i am so fulfilled. we played against where the strongest opposition the premier league is ever known. and we kept going and going. 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 benedict cumberbatch is among the winners at this year's bafta tv awards, other early winners include the bbc‘s "royal british legion festival of remembrance", presented by huw edwards
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and the travel show visits the nazi bunkers of france. that's in half an hour, here on bbc news. manchester city are premier league champions — the first team to win back—to—back titles in a decade after one of the tightest premier league races in history. no need to replace the ribbons, under clear blue skies, they have done it again. still premier league champions. manchester city. players celebrated on the pitch as the beat brighton 4—1 in their 14th straight victory, beating liverpool by a single point.
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one of the happiest days of my life. lam so, one of the happiest days of my life. i am so, so happy. i am so fulfilled. this season we played against one of the strongest opposition premier league has ever known, and we kept going, kept going, every single time we went through, we played the spurs at home. after losing the champions league, we won. our correspondent, patrick geary, was outside man city's etihad stadium after they won the title. it has been a remarkable premier league title race, liverpool has finished second on 97 points. that is unprecedented, they lost one game all season and that was to manchester city. city themselves of 114 premier league games in a row to defend this title, very few teams that defend the premier league title manchester united. they were the last one a decade ago,
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so they were the last one a decade ago, so it just does they were the last one a decade ago, so itjust does not happen very often. this league is that competitive. city will hope that this will start a dynasty that he can keep winning this trophy, to the extent that liverpool push them to the last afternoon, says that it is not going to get any easier for them to win. 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. managerjurgen klopp spoke after the game, paying tribute to the champions. how brilliant this season. it was brilliant! 97 points is incredible! and only because city is there, it is not enough. each of their country, it would have been easily enough. but that's how it is, no problem with that, that is the competition we are in. the other competition of 30 years ago, 20 years ago, ten years ago, that is completely different. and these boys were really ready for it, and they have my maximum respect.
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not only them, because i have to say, a lot of people say about liverpool's supporters, base, whatever, they so desperate they are so desperate about winning the league and stuff like that. how they follow this path, they follow their base, it is just incredible. this club is in its best moment for such a long, long time and it will not end because we have a team of the point more, we will keep going, that's how it is and we will see. on the way, who wants to be involved emotionally, obviously the boys delivering performances, they can be involved emotionally and if you would've thought if all of the season, we would have 97 points, everyone will probably take it. but then somebody decided it needed to be 98 points, so that is how it is. and we'll find out how this story and many others are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10.30pm and 11.30pm this evening in the papers. our guestsjoining me
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tonight are joe twyman, the director of deltapoll, and 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. our chief political correspondent, 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
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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. 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
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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 — 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 to break the deadlock here
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at westminster and finally deliver brexit. if they can't, tory 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. her mps putting the boot in in two weeks‘ time. and with the campaign for the european parliament elections underway we‘re going to be speaking to all the main uk parties here on the bbc news channel over the next few weeks. and we want you to send us your questions. on tuesday at 5.30pm 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
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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 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
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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 nobody else was on the road. organised crime kills more british people a year than terrorism, war and natural disasters, and more money is needed to tackle it. that‘s according to the national crime agency, which called it a "chronic and corosive" threat to the uk. the government says it has invested in the right tools to fight organised crime. police in northallerton are appealing for information after a 15—year—old girl collapsed
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in a car park and later died. it‘s believed she had taken 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. 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 — is going head—to—head with the bodyguard for the prize of best drama series. the ceremony is underway. benedict cumberbatch‘s drama, patrick melrose, was among the early winners tonight. the show, in which cumberbatch plays a man grappling with the ghost of his abusive father, won best miniseries. killing eve has already picked up one award —
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fiona shaw won in the supporting actress category, beating collateral‘s billie piper, mrs wilson‘s keeley hawes and a very english scandal‘s monica dolan. and at 12.30am tonight here on bbc news, there‘s a chance to see a special programme, extra time, which takes a detialed look at tonight‘s bafta awards ceremony. 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 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
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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. 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. 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 a zero carbon bill earlier this week.
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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. 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 children took to the streets of london earlier today to demand urgent action on climate change. 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
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to represent the 11—year window to act on the climate emergency. 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 sport now and a full round—up from the bbc sport centre. manchester city are the premier league champions. pep guardiola‘s side beat brighton 4—1 to retain the title by a single point on the final day as city won a record 14th successive game. adam wild reports. even the very best get nervous sometimes. an hour before kick—off,
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along with us thoughts, that loan thought. they are all thinking it, victory would see manchester city when another premier league title. but i did not make things any less tense, every shot agonising to watch, with the season coming down to the last 19, it came alive and 19 seconds. brighton claimed their part and area seconds. brighton claimed their part and are a dramatic day. putting them ahead and city behind for the title race. they were level, with another contribution, for the last day of the season, before the break, things turned around completely, changing the mood in brighton. manchester city now back in control, the title within their grasp will stop third would almost certainly seal it, spectacular fashion, would almost certainly seal it, spectacularfashion, brilliance would almost certainly seal it, spectacular fashion, brilliance with
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city after all the way the nerves are finally starting to alleviate. matched by very special goal, kick—starting the celebrations. extraordinary city, once more premier league champions. we have one, notjust the feeling for the players, and the incredible satisfaction that we have done so well, winning a0 games in a row to retain the title and one that is happened in the past ten years because it is so difficult. now we will play the last game and take a break and come back stronger. for liverpool, in the end, the wait for their first league title since 1990 continues. they broke so many records this season and only lost once, but it wasn‘t quite enough. they kept the pressure on city until the end, beating wolves 2—0 at anfield thanks to two goals from sadio mane. they finish on 97 points —
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the most any team that‘s finished second has ever had. congratulations to manchester city. well done, i have to say. yeah, we tried everything to make it as difficult for you as possible. i think we did. but not difficult enough. that is the only thing. apart from that, 97 points, i couldn‘t be more proud. plenty of goals in the day‘s other games. eight goals in the match between crystal palace and bournemouth. 5—3 to palace there. newcastle hammered already relegated fulham a—0. big result for rafa benitez as speculation over his future as newcastle manager continues. spurs came back to draw with everton to seal fourth, meaning arsenal miss out. they beat burnley 3—1. west ham finish in the top 10 with that a—1 win over watford. and manchester united end the season on a sour note — they lost 2—0 to cardiff at old trafford. united won just one of their final seven games of the season. so manchester city clinch the title by a single point.
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98 points for them. they now go for a domestic treble, with the fa cup final on saturday. liverpool‘s win over wolves sees them with 97 points. an astonishingly high total for the team finishing second. chelsea‘s goalless draw with leicester means they end up 3rd. confirmation of man united in 6th. rangers have secured back—to—back home wins over celtic for the first time in seven years. they got the ideal start, with james tavernier scoring from a free kick within two minutes. and midway through the second half, scott arfield made it 2—0. that was rangers‘ sixth win in a row and takes them to within six points of their city rivals. but with the title already returning to celtic park, this was a real signal of intent ahead of next season. it was also a first defeat in 16 games for celtic in the league. lewis hamilton has won the spanish grand prix to re—take the lead in the drivers‘ championship. starting from second on the grid again, behind his mercedes team—mate, valteri bottas, hamilton managed to overtake him on the first bend in barcelona. he held on for the next 66 laps
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to take the full points. it‘s his third win of the season. bottas finished second, ahead of red bull‘s max verstappen, with ferrari‘s sebastien vettel in fourth. mumbai indians have won the indian premier league, clinching the competition by a single run against the chennai super kings. it‘s their fourth ipl title. lasith malinga took the wicket of shardul thakur with the final ball. chennai scored 20 runs in the 18th over to give them chance of victory, but it wasn‘t to be. that‘s all the sport for now. 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 to international trade restrictions during the war with iraq. andy beatt reports. american military might en route to the gulf. warships, bombers and missiles,
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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. 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,
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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. eight children are among a group of 26 migrants who have been
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intercepted in two dinghies off the kent coast. the first boat, 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 a2 — including 10 children. six people, including a priest, have died in an attack on a roman catholic church in the west african country burkina faso. 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 pullout 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
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to de—militarise the area 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 large yachts but life is not all plain sailing for the captains of industry. one of the most famous names, philip green who fell out with the british establishment over the collapse of his high street chain and harassment claims that he strongly denies. it is notjust his reputation that plummeted. the sunday times says he lost over £1 billion and is now merely a multimillionaire.
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the top dogs of the list for the third time are the hinduja brothers who made their 22 billion pound fortune in energy, property and finance. 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. 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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brian walden, who became one of the most tenacious political interviewers of the 1980s and 1990s, has died. he was 86, and had lung disease. walden first made his name as a labour mp, seen here winning the seat of birmingham ladywood at the 197a 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 may be the case, that even in private, you will have an argument and listen to other peoples opinions and listen to other peoples opinions and that you will be happy to accept the suggestion if it is correct. but you never come over in public like that. ever. you come over as being someone that. ever. you come over as being someone who, one of your backbenchers set is slightly off her
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trolley, authoritarian, domineering, refusing to listen to anybody else, why? why can you not publicly project what you have just told me as your private character? domineering in this interview, it is you. it is you. instead ofjust talking in a conversational way, yes, you are very domineering. but let us deal with your things quietly. no government has handed back more powers to the people than this one. the one i have the privilege to lead. taxation, we have lowered the levels of income tax, thatis lowered the levels of income tax, that is more power to people over their own money and or earnings. because of those incentives, people work their families, so we take less and they have more. what‘s the best thing you‘ve ever done to celebrate your birthday? 0ne grandmother from the us state of arkansas decided to try
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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 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 any more. 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 i want, so this is what i‘m doing. if all this proves something, is that a husband should never doubt his wife.
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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! 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. in the caption, the account paid tribute to "all mothers today, past, present, mothers—to—be, and those lost but forever remembered". now it‘s time for a look at the weather with darren. a dry day today but it will turn a
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bit chilly overnight tonight with some clear skies, there‘s macleod coming in in the northern parts of scotland, that may produce one or two spots of rain, elsewhere are clear as skies, bit chilly, the lowest temperature is around east anglia, frost possible. not quite as cold as last night for much of scotland. more of that cloud will move away towards the northern aisles on that week weather front and high pressured down to dominate oui’ and high pressured down to dominate our weather, for the next few days. so quite a change what we saw last week, remains dry on monday, but the early rain and check there. sunshine a bit hazy at times northern parts of the uk but that should not spell things at all, plenty of sunshine but the temperatures continue to rise, may begin to around 20 degrees 01’ rise, may begin to around 20 degrees or parts of northern ireland. the temperatures will continue to climb in northwestern areas in the coming few days, before the weather starts to change during thursday and friday.


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