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tonight at six — itv‘sjeremy kyle show is axed for good. it follows the death of a participant in the programme. steve dymond was found dead a week after his pre—recorded appearance. itv‘s boss says her decision was prompted by the gravity of the situation. more than 3,000 episodes and a ratings success, but one participant complains about the show‘s confrontational style. i could hear him talking to my daughter and then he invited me on, and then that's where i believe my character assassination started. he just absolutely tore into me. what does the kyle show say about the duty of care tv producers have for members of the public? also tonight... the inquest into the london bridge attacks hears how the only briton
to be killed was helping a woman when they were both stabbed to death. all day and every day, the severe pregnancy sickness that leaves many women with long—term physical or mental health problems. i still can't eat and i can't drink. and i'm hungry, and i'm stressed, and i can't sleep. the trial of a man who claimed he knew about a vip paedophile ring is told he was himself a paedophile. and nature's version of the worldwide web — the hidden network that enables trees to feed and protect each other. and coming up on bbc news... two clubs, one spot at wembley for a shot at the premier league. leeds face derby in the second leg of their championship play—off semifinal tonight.
good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. itv has axed thejeremy kyle show, following the death of a participant. steve dymond died days after failing a lie—detector test on the programme, which was never broadcast. itv‘s chief executive, carolyn mccall, said her decision was based on what she called the "gravity of recent events". this afternoon, mps on the commons media committee announced that they would begin a probe into all reality tv shows to look at the duty of care they owed their partcipants. here's our media editor, amol rajan. the precise circumstances of the death of steve dymond are unknown and his death on the thejeremy kyle show has not been broadcast, but the arena he entered has been described asa arena he entered has been described as a bear pit. for some
contributors, it was harrowing. this woman says appearing on the show had terrible consequences. it has nearly ruined my life. career—wise, family —wise, relationship wise. when i meet new people, i have to break it to them that i was on the thejeremy kyle show and mental health wise, i have never been able to shake that off. it has definitely affected myself esteem. for a bad decision i made years ago, itjust follows me around. and this armed forces vetera n around. and this armed forces veteran found the show traumatic. from the producers, they were telling me that this was just going to bea telling me that this was just going to be a family reunion, you haven't seen your daughter for ten years, let's start building bridges. i thought, yes. and then that is where i believe my character assassination started. he just absolutely tore into me. with ptsd, you have triggers and that was a trigger. daddy went on the show five times, saying he was a sex addict. daddy went on the show five times, saying he was a sex addictlj daddy went on the show five times, saying he was a sex addict. i was there for a reason, my personal goals. i had got what i needed but
it wasn't always fully helped by the show as promised. they will feed you with cigarettes a day to keep you keen and stuff. you want a cigarette every two minutes, you will get a cigarette every two minutes. you wa nt cigarette every two minutes. you want energy drinks, you will get energy drinks. but when it comes to anything else, there is nothing else there for you, there is no support at all. in fact, counselling is offered, the show has had thousands offered, the show has had thousands of contributors in 14 years, many very happy with the care they received. isa drug received. is a drug addict and somebody who beats women! loyal fans of the show like jade and loved it. people put too much of a downer on the show but there are so many positives that people don't tune in to. i have seen both aspects, being in the show and seeing someone i know from the show. and it does help people rehabilitation, finding family members, it helps them out of drug addictions. you know, it is good. he does really help you.
and what role did producers on the show pay intensified and already feed braille atmosphere? this is a former insider. i don't think there was enough care given to contributors who are appearing on the programme. it was a very short period of time, they were cajoled and persuaded. they were given a sense of excitement about the programme and so on. sense of excitement about the programme and so on. and for some people, they would be robust enough to take it and go into it with open eyes and see it for what it was. however, clearly, some people were not robust enough to deal with that. asa not robust enough to deal with that. as a reliable ratings winner in a very competitive tv environment, the jeremy kyle show was part of the furniture of daytime tv schedules. it belonged to a genre that is receding from our screens but spoke to millions who feel neglected by the media and encouraging them to go ona the media and encouraging them to go on a journey with the characters paraded in front of them, it belongs to our exhibitionist culture in
which private anguish is a public spectacle. i tv's spectacle. i tv‘s love island is back on air in june. two of its former contributors have taken their own life, albeit two years after appearing on the show. itv insisted today ‘s decision had nothing to do with protecting other key brands. they and jeremy kyle declined to be interviewed. the inquest into the london bridge terror attack in 2017 has heard that the only british victim was helping a woman who had fallen over in the panic when he and sara zelenak were stabbed to death. james mcmullan's last heroic actions were captured on cctv. from the old bailey, here's our home affairs correspondent, daniel sandford. james mcmullan, the young entrepreneur who, extraordinarily, was the only british person killed in the attack on london bridge. he'd been in the barrowboy and banker pub with friends, watching the champions league final. after the match, he went out
for a cigarette and the bouncers wouldn't let him back in, so he got out his mobile to arrange the next stage of the evening. the last cctv image of james mcmullan shows him standing here, apparently on the phone to his friends just before the attack started. soon after the van crashed, a witness saw him helping a young woman who'd fallen over in the road in the panic, and then one of the attackers stabbing him as he did so. there's no footage of him after that, but he seems to have made his way down to the boro bistro. a witness saw him running along the wall at the back of the bar. andrius vorobjovas was drinking with friends in the bistro and saw one of the attackers methodically stabbing customers. "the man was moving with purpose and looked as though he wanted to hurt as many people as possible," he told the coroner. andrius said he ran for the corner of the courtyard where, "i nearly stepped on a person who was laying on his belly. i was very shocked and amazed to see someone there."
it was james mcmullan, but by the time anyone could help him, he was no longer breathing. his gallant action, helping the young woman who'd fallen, had led to his death at the age of 32. daniel sandford, bbc news, at the old bailey. senior cabinet ministers have urged mps to back the prime minister's brexit deal and warned that failure to do so will result in either us leaving the eu without a deal or not leaving at all. mps are expected to vote on the withdrawal agreement in the first week ofjune, after the european parliamentary elections next week. 0ur political editor, laura kuenssberg, reports. time for the plan the prime minister stitch together with her continental collea g u es stitch together with her continental colleagues to be tested again. theresa may's right to look nervous. not at the eu, but at home, where parliament has already said no to her deal three times. it seems almost impossible they will say yes
this time. but could the prime minister win them round? what this bill does is delivers on brexit. that is when mps come to look at this bill and they come to vote on this bill and they come to vote on this legislation, i am sure that they will be thinking of the duty that we have to ensure that we deliver on the vote of the british people. this is the bill that delivers brexit. there is no lacing on the sunny afternoon, ministers desperately needs to change dozens of their collea g u es needs to change dozens of their colleagues mines if the laws that would take is out of the eu campus parliament in a fortnight. we capped a week, for month after month, the prime minister has been reminded how many of the tories hate the deal in parliament and round the country —— week after week. they say that her deal is worse than staying in the european union. more importantly, they have lost confidence in the prime minister and wish her to resign before the european elections. if everybody in the house
of commons had voted alongside with the government and the majority of conservative members of parliament, we would already have left the european union. so why on earth is the government trying again when there is plainly still so much resistance? 0ne minister said simply, it is the right thing to do, to keep trying, rather than just give up. and right thing to do, to keep trying, rather thanjust give up. and number 10 still believes there is a chance, however slim, that the talks with labour here on whitehall could result in some kind of compromise. some kind of agreement that might allow brexit to get going again. but is labour really hovering, just waiting for a chance to help the government out? we are on the edge of the finality of the talks because this has gone on for six weeks now, and it is all about whether or not people can have confidence in the delivery of anything that we can agree upon and whether or not there is sufficient compromise to be made in these last couple of days, i think. rule britannia! and ever louder
protests over brexit are matched with ever louder calls for notjust her plan, but the prime minister to be moved out. well, the prime minister has made it clear her period of office is drawing to a close and i think we need a new leader. that threat to her is very real. tomorrow, the prime minister will again have to persuade her backbenchers in a crucial meeting that she ought to keep her place at the table. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, westminster. alabama's state senate has passed a near—total ban on abortion, making it a crime to carry out the procedure at any stage of pregnancy. it's the strictest anti—abortion legislation in the united states, with an exception only when the woman's health is seriously at risk. the law needs to be signed off by ala bama's governor, who is expected to approve it. 0ur north america correspondent, aleem maqbool, is in alabama. alabama is just the latest state to be rethinking its abortion
legislation. yes, there are lots of states tabling anti—abortion legislation, but this is the most restrictive because it does ban abortion as you say at any stage of pregnancy. we spoke to the author of this bill, he said his aim was to give the unborn rights from the moment, in his words, the sperm hits the egg. there are no exemptions in this bill for cases of rape or incest. a doctor who performs an abortion here could go to prison for up to 99 years and in the body of the text of the bill, it compares abortion to the holocaust. but it is the hope of supporters of this bill here and similar bills in other states that it will be challenged because it will then go to the highest court in the land, the supreme court, which has become more conservative under donald trump. in the hope is because of that reason, now is a unique chance to then challenge roe v wade, the landmark ruling that gave women across this country the right to
have an abortion. and if that happens, many millions of women across the united states could lose that right. thank you very much. jurors at newcastle crown court have heard that the man who claimed to have evidence of a vip paedophile ring was himself a paedophile. carl beech — known as nick during the investigation into his allegations against senior politicians and others — had pleaded guilty to child sex offences in a separate trial. mr beech denies 12 counts of perverting the course ofjustice and one of fraud. 0ur correspondent, june kelly, reports from newcastle crown court: erm, ive got, erm, what i can remember of it in there... carl beech in a police interview, claiming he was a victim, abused for years by a ring of powerful men. today, the jury in his case was told that he's a paedophile, convicted earlier this year of possessing sexual images of children and secretly filming a boy indecently. while scotland yard were carrying out a £2 million inquiry
into his abuse claims, at his home, he was accessing indecent images of young boys. his offences were only discovered when his electronic devices were seized, after the scotland yard inquiry ended. prosecutor tony badenoch told the court, "this evidence demonstrates that carl beech is a committed and manipulative paedophile, capable of deceit to investigators and limitless manipulation when required." among those beech falsely accused of abusing him were lord bramall — a former chief of the defence staff, lord brittan — once a conservative cabinet minister, and the ex—tory mp harvey proctor. a search of his computer showed how he had researched them and others he named. the jury also heard how beech set up a bogus e—mail account, claiming to be another victim of the paedophile ring. detectives thought they were dealing with a second potential victim. in fact, they were e—mailing carl beech.
while he was awaiting trial, beech fled to sweden and was eventually arrested on a train at gothenburg station. he'd entered into an agreement on this property hundreds of miles away. after months as a fugitive, carl beech — here at an extradition hearing in sweden — was sent back to the uk. tomorrow, the court will begin hearing from witnesses in this case. june kelly, bbc news, at newcastle crown court. our top story this evening. itv‘sjeremy kyle show is axed for good following the death of a participant in the programme. itv‘s boss says her decision was prompted by the gravity of the situation. wales voted for brexit in the referendum three years ago, so which way will its voters go in next week's eu parliamentary election? coming up on sportsday on bbc news... scotland have named their squad for next month's women's world cup. rachel corsie will captain the team, with kim little as deputy, as they make their debut
in the tournament. many women suffer from sickness during pregnancy, but for around one in a hundred it's much, much worse. they suffer from what's called hyperemesis gravidarum, which causes severe nausea and vomiting — in some cases up to 50 times a day. you may remember that the duchess of cambridge had the condition. according to the nhs, around 15,000 women a year seek hospital treatment. bbc correspondent daniela relph, who also had the condition, is taking part in medical research to find out what causes it. my name's laura. i'm 15 weeks and five days pregnant. laura anderson has kept a video diary of her pregnancy. she's had drastic weight loss and constant vomiting. this is the harsh reality of extreme sickness in pregnancy. i'm so cold.
also known as hg, hyperemesis gravidarum. i still can't eat, and i can't drink. and i'm hungry, and i'm stressed, and i can't sleep. any form or level of this horrible illness just makes you a complete shadow of who you were. the bbc has carried out its own research on the impact of this condition. more than 5000 women shared their experiences. a third said their sickness had been so bad it left them with suicidal thoughts. around three quarters developed long—term physical and mental health problems. more than half said they considered terminating a pregnancy. termination was the only option for this woman. it's a secret she wants to keep, so we've not identified her. she suffered extreme sickness in her previous pregnancies and just couldn't cope with the mental
and physical stress again. so we made the appointment to terminate. god, that's a horrid word. so, we made that appointment, and my husband and i went along, and it was so strange. she sobs. they understood why. it wasn't that it was an unwanted baby. it was just impossible. we couldn't do it. we went back and 15 minutes later it was all done. that's... 15 minutes is nothing. it was the right decision. but it still doesn't make it a nice decision to make. i too had the condition during pregnancy, and now i'm one of the first women to take part in the largest ever study to find out why.
led by guy's and st thomas's hospitals in london, it will look for genetic links between women who have suffered severely. well, firstly i hope we will develop markers that will let us predict who will have severe disease, and secondly, we can develop new treatments, so hopefully there won't be women with severe disease because we can control it. of course, the treatments have to be safe for the unborn baby as well as for the mother. these are my 0ndansetron, i take... laura is now halfway through her pregnancy and trying to find medication to manage her sickness. she is determined to get through it. and when that baby is born i will spend the rest of my life trying to bring awareness to this awful illness. that was laura anderson ending that report by daniela relph. and for details of organisations which offer advice and support with pregnancy related issues, go online to bbc.co.uk/actionline.
the home office has released figures for the first time showing the number of migrants attempting to reach the uk by crossing the channel. since the beginning ofjanuary last year until the end of february this year, 739 people have tried to make the journey in small boats. in december, home secretary sajid javid redeployed two border force patrol boats to the channel because of the increase in attempted crossings. ministers are coming under increasing pressure from unions and mps to provide british steel with emergency financial help and safeguard more than 4,000 jobs in scunthorpe. the company is seeking a £75 million government loan to avoid collapse. it blames brexit uncertainty for slowing demand for steel, which is keeping prices low. the government has already lent the company £120 million. with the european elections taking place next week, we're travelling around the uk, examining the issues which will affect how people will vote.
today, our correspondent sian lloyd reports from wales, where a majority voted to leave the european union in the referendum in 2016. what do they think now? loading up ready to make another crossing from holyhead, the welsh terminal is an importance gateway to europe. the second busiest roll—on, roll—off port in the uk. leaving the european union would bring changes here, but the forthcoming elections aren't uppermost on passengers' minds. no, not interested in voting in the european elections. i don't have any faith in anything anyone's doing at the minute. i think it's a bit of a damp squib. in common with wales as a whole, anglesey voted for brexit. it faces significant economic challenges and has received european funding for regeneration projects, including this community hub, set up by local women to sell handmade produce. so, where is this honey from? katie hayward is a beekeeper. she voted to leave
the european union three years ago, but has now changed her mind. i think it was a vote of frustration more than anything. and with the promise of that funding coming back to the uk, that's what i voted for. but to see how these brexit negotiations have gone on in the last three years, that vote was wasted. in nearby cemaes, the most northerly village in wales, you can't get much further away from the seat of power in cardiff bay, where today nigel farage launched a brexit group in the welsh assembly, hoping to make inroads in places like this. i'll be voting brexit. the country voted out. the government should have got on with it, and we should be out. those travelling on this ferry know where they're heading. but which way will wales turn on its next political voyage? sian lloyd, news, anglesey. they call it the "wood wide web" — the hidden world that exists below the ground.
the roots of trees and other plants are joined by a network of fungi, and they can work together to help feed and protect each other. now for the first time, a major international study of millions of trees has mapped this underground network. and as our correspondent claire marshall reports, it shows how trees might be planted in the future to help limit the effects of climate change. walk into a wood and you enter a peaceful familiar world. but what if you look down? beneath every forest and wood there is a kind of mysterious underground social network. let's peel back the earth to take a look. there are the tree roots, and then mingling among them along with bacteria are thousands of superfine threads of fungi, known as hyphae. research has shown they are all interconnected. they can help each other by sharing nutrients and they can even warn of approaching threats. scientists have described this as if the trees
are talking to one another. now, dr thomas crowther and his team have mapped this subterranean social network of fungi on an epic global scale. he likens it to producing an mri scan of the world's forests. we've relied heavily on satellites for a very long time to understand ecosystems, but now we are in the age of big data and machine learning, so by taking data from thousands of people all around the world, we are starting to characterise these incredibly important ecosystems for the very first time. there are two main types of fungal network. they both suck up the greenhouse gas carbon, a key factor in climate change. systems in woods like here in the uk absorbed more than ones in tropical climates, but they're more vulnerable to rising temperatures. we went to see an ecologist at work taking samples in kew gardens. they can now use dna testing to tell what's there. all of this is filled with fungi? filled with fungi. the fungi are really good
because they are three—dimensional. they make a network. if this network is broken, it's bad news notjust for the trees, but the planet as a whole. if we create conditions through changing the types of fungi that are interacting with plants in the soil, in which then those soils start to stop accumulating carbon, or they start releasing it, then the rate at which we are seeing change will accelerate even more. there's an effective way to help fight climate change, and that's by planting trees. the new map of the wood wide web can be used to guide planters. know the right network to plug the tree into, and it will flourish. claire marshall, bbc news. time to look at the weather. here's nick miller. cooler weather on the way but today was the warmest day of the year in scotland. and the joint highest temperatures across the uk, 28.9
celsius. if you want to rein in the garden, there's a chance of it in the coming days. high pressure not to do the coming days. high pressure not todoa the coming days. high pressure not to do a north and to the base of that, strong breeze with cloud coming in on the easterly breeze with rain or showers, more so by friday and the start of the weekend. 0vernight you may see patchy rain in western most parts of scotland with low cloud running to aberdeenshire. most low cloud running to aberdeenshire. m ost pla ces low cloud running to aberdeenshire. most places are clear. figures in scotla nd most places are clear. figures in scotland and eastern england could be into low single figures. temperatures higher overnight than they have been. tomorrow, still on they have been. tomorrow, still on the downside in the far north—west of scotland, may be showers in northern ireland and more cloud pushing into england and wales. most will be dry with further sunny spells but a stronger easterly wind. particularly along north sea coasts where it could be 12—111. elsewhere, a cooler feeling day. where it could be 12—111. elsewhere, a coolerfeeling day. pleasant in the sunshine, 20 across southern parts of scotland. 0vernight and
into friday, the chance of rain especially in england and wales, but it will be patchy. still mainly dry in scotland. still pleasant in the sunshine but a risk of an easterly breeze. the picture going into the weekend, low pressure close by, meaning it's a little unsettled. not the deepest area of low pressure we have seen but it will bring some cloud and the chance of seeing wet weather on saturday mostly across northern england and scotland. showers are possible anywhere over the weekend but sunny spells as well and as we lose the brisk easterly wind over the weekend and you get to see some sunshine, temperatures start to creep back up once again. a reminder of our top story... itv's itv‘s jeremy kyle itv‘sjeremy kyle show is act for good following the death of a participant on the programme. that's all from the bbc news at six. it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s
this is bbc news. the headline itv shuts down thejeremy kyle show thermally after a guest on the programme was later found dead. thermally after a guest on the programme was laterfound dead. the inquest into the 2017 london bridge attacks hears from a policewoman who used her but on to try to protect people, battling to save one of the victims. cabinet ministers one theresa may's brexit deal will be dead if the deal does not pass in the commons in june. when mps look at their spell and they come to vote on this legislation, i am sure that they will be thinking of the duty that we have two ensure we deliver
on the vote of the british people. court here that a man accused of making false claims of child abuse and murder against public figures is himself a committed and manipulative paedophile. senators in alabama ban abortion in all but exceptional cases. abortion rights activists say they will challenge the bill in the courts. in a moment it will be time for sportsday, but firstly take a look at what else is coming up tonight. at 7pm endcap beyond 100 days, senators in alabama passed a bill which would ban all abortions in cases even of rape and incest. they will have the latest with news and analysis on that. after the scrapping of the jeremy kyle and analysis on that. after the scrapping of thejeremy kyle show, we will be talking to the mp charles walker, member of the all—party parliamentary group on suicide and