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tonight at ten... one of britain's most popular daytime tv programmes, thejeremy kyle show, has been scrapped, after the death of a man who appeared as a guest. steve dymond was found dead at his home last week. itv said it made it's decision, because of the "gravity of recent events. " averaging one million viewers a show, its confrontational style was addictive for some, but one guest says it was too aggressive. 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. the regulator, ofcom, is to investigate the "duty of care" towards those who take part in reality tv shows. also tonight...
the inquest into the london bridge attacks hears how the only briton who was killed was helping a woman when they were both stabbed to death. theresa may's senior colleagues urge mps to back her brexit deal or face not leaving the eu at all. the crippling 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. and, seeing the wood for the trees — the hidden network that allows them to feed and protect each other. and coming up on sportsday on bbc news, an incredible night of football at elland road as leeds host derby for a place in the championship playoff final.
good evening. one of britain's most popular daytime tv programmes, thejeremy kyle show, has been scrapped following the death of a man who had appeared as a guest. steve dymond was found dead at his home last week, after filming an episode where he'd failed a lie—detector test, trying to prove he'd been faithful to his fiance. the chief executive of itv, which airs the show, said her decision to cancel it was made because of the "gravity of recent events", and now the regulator, ofcom, is to investigate the duty of care towards those who take part in reality tv programmes. here's our media editor, amol rajan. the precise circumstances of steve dymond's death are unknown and his appearance on thejeremy kyle show hasn't been broadcast, but the arena he entered has been described as a bear pit. audience: off, off, off, off, off!
fergus was approached by the show, who wanted to set up an encounter with his estranged daughter. the armed forces veteran found the experience harrowing. they were telling me that this wasjust going to be a family reunion, you haven't seen your daughter for ten years, let's start building bridges. and i thought, yeah. and then that's where i believe my character assassination started. he just absolutely tore into me. with ptsd, you have triggers, and that was a trigger. danny fuller went on the show five times, saying he was a sex addict. i was there for a reason, my personal goals. and, you know, i'd got what i needed, but i wasn't always fully helped by the show, as promised. the cameras go off. there's your taxi, goodbye. send you on your way and, you know, you might get the out of the blue phone call for a catch up from one of the producers, but normally it's
for them trying to get you back on the show. it's never an after—care team. in fact, counselling is offered. the show has had thousands of contributors in its 14 years, many of them very happy with the care they received. as a drug addict and someone who beats women... and loyal fans of the show, like jade—ann, loved it. people put too much of a downer on the show but, actually, there's so many positives about it that people just don't tune in to. i've 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. as a reliable ratings winner in a very competitive tv environment, jeremy kyle's show was part of the furniture of daytime schedules. it belonged to a genre of programme that is slowly receding from our screens, but it did speak to millions of people and whatever replaces it certainly won't be as popular. at least not straightaway. and what role did producers on the show play in intensifying
and already febrile atmosphere? here is a former insider. i don't think there was enough care given to contributors. they were cajoled, persuaded. they were given a sense of excitement about the programme and so on. and, for some people at the end, 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 to deal with that and were suffering the consequences of that. last year, big brotherfinally disappeared from our screens after years of scandal. now, both the regulator, ofcom, and a select committee of mps are going to look at what duty of care is owed to participants in reality tv formats. next month, itv‘s love island is back on screens. two of its former contributors have taken their own life, albeit two years after appearing on the show. for itv, days of damaging front—page headlines were taking a toll.
disappointing jeremy kyle's vast legion of fans was a price worth paying to end that. amol, this was a huge programme for itv and it is now facing a massive hole in the schedule and investigation so what now? as an advertising broadcaster, or advertising broadcaster, or advertising funded broadcaster in the age of streaming which does not have the privilege of a licence fee behind it, ifaces huge structural challenges. they have tried to reinvent the schedule and have had notable successes —— itv faces. jeremy kyle was always an editorial anomaly because its tone was very different to the rest of the schedule. i think they have dropped it partly to contain some of the damage, partly to stop these headlines from infecting other big programmes and partly because they don't think the tone is very 2019. i don't think the tone is very 2019. i do think that this week executives across british media are going to think hard about the duty of care they have to participant in reality tv shows, and some good might yet
emerge from the desperately sad case of steve dymond. amol, many thanks. the inquest into the london bridge terror attacks in 2017 has heard that the only british victim was helping a woman who'd fallen in the panic, when they were both 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, already unconscious and fading fast. his gallant action, helping the young woman who'd fallen, had led to his death at the age of 32. how long it took ambulance staff to get to some of the casualties round the boro bistro has become a key concern this week. police officer mia kerr was trying
to keep sebastien belanger alive. her body—worn cameras recorded multiple radio transmissions by her and other officers asking for help, including, somebody stabbed, under the steps. male with stab wounds, green dragon court. and, casualties, boro bistro, boro bistro. but senior ambulance staff less than 100 metres away were completely unaware of the boro bistro casualties. daniel sandford, bbc news, at the old bailey. senior cabinet ministers have urged mps to back theresa may's brexit deal, and warned that failure to do so could result in britain leaving the eu without a deal or not leaving at all. mps are expected to vote on the prime minister's withdrawal agreement in the first week ofjune, after the european parliamentary elections. 0ur political editor, laura kuenssberg, reports. time for the plan the prime minister stitched 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'll say yes this time, but could the prime minister win them round? what this bill does is delivers on brexit. that's when mps come to look at this bill and they come to vote on this legislation, i'm 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's no lazing on this sunny afternoon. ministers desperately need to change dozens of their colleagues' minds, if the laws that would take us out of the eu can pass parliament in a fortnight. week after 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. they say that her deal is worse
than staying in the european union. more importantly, they've 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's plainly still so much resistance? well, one minister said simply, it's the right thing to do, to keep trying, rather than just give up. and number 10 still believes there's 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're 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 that 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. america says non—emergency staff should leave its embassy and consulate in iraq, overfears of an imminent iranian attack. it's the latest sign of rising tensions between washington and tehran. 0ur north america editor, jon sopel, is at the white house.
0n the face of it, this seems to be getting pretty serious? yes, if you measure us behaviour by their actions, they do seem very concerned. as well as what you have outlined, a us carrier group is on its way to the persian golf led by uss abraham lincoln. donald trump has had plans for as many as 20,000 troops to be sent in the event of an iranian attack. and there were strange attacks on oil tankers in the persian gulf. two saudi and one on uae vessel both enemies of iran. the finger has been pointed at tehran. there is a general who has been fighting isis in the region and he said there is no increased threat. he was slapped down. donald trump himself has made a point of saying, i want to bring the troops home, i don't want to be going into
foreign adventures. that has been his position. but there are people in his administration he would like confrontation with iran. i have picked up monies with diplomats in the city who feel there could be a miscalculation when a war of words could very easily tip over into something much more bloody. jon sopel something much more bloody. jon sopel, thank you for that at the white house. many women suffer from sickness during pregnancy, but for roughly one in a hundred, the nausea can be crippling. extreme sickness, or hyperemesis gravidarum, 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 and, according to the nhs, around 15,000 women a year need hospital treatment. bbc correspondent daniela relph, who also had the condition, is taking part in medical research to find out how it's caused. 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 their 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. sorry... 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'll 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.
laura anderson ending that report by daniela relph. and for details of organisations which offer advice and support on pregnancy related issues, go to our website at 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 the 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 mp5, 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. president trump has declared a national emergency, to protect us communications networks, from foreign espionage. he's signed an executive order barring american firms from using technology developed by companies posing a security risk, and so is paving the way for a ban on the chinese firm huawei. the move comes amid a deepening trade war between china and the united states. newcastle crown court has heard that the man who claimed to have evidence of a vip paedophile ring, was himself a child abuser. carl beech had pleaded guilty to child sex offences in a separate trial, during the investigation into his own allegations, against several prominent figures. he denies 12 counts of perverting the course ofjustice and one of fraud. 0ur correspondent, june kelly has more.
carl beech, in a police interview claiming he was a victim. that he was abused for years by a ring of powerful men from politics, the military and the intelligence services. today, the jury in his case was told that he is 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 enquiry 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 enquiry ended. prosecutor, tony badenoch, told the court... 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. senators in the american state of alabama, have approved a bill that will outlaw nearly all abortions including in cases of rape and incest. the only exception is when a woman's health is seriously at risk. if the law is ratified by the state's governor, as expected, it'll be the strictest of its kind in the united states. 0ur north america correspondent uleem maqbool, reports now from alabama.
my body... my choice. my body... all eyes were on alabama for a sign of where america is heading. and its senators did this... 25 ayes, six nays, one abstention. house bill 314 passes. that bill all but outlaws abortion in the states at any stage of pregnancy and with no exemptions for rape or incest. women do have rights and i think that if it is a rape there is a plan b. you know, so they do have options. and so there are other options out there that they can explore, but i think that abortion is a wrong thing. not so much as a religion thing, but ijust think it's a murder. i live with grief... dina was 17 when she was raped. she found out she was pregnant, the baby that had a condition that meant it wouldn't survive long, but too late to have an abortion here. how does she feel that almost all women in her state will also now have no choice.
the reasons why people would seek an abortion, they're all significant, they're all something to be, to be treated with empathy and kindness and dignity and i don't see that happening now. well, this is one of the few abortion clinics that remains in alabama, a place where there has been pressure from conservatives for years leading up to this point. and even though this new law has not yet come into force, this place has been inundated with calls from women panicking about what to do now. the law they are protesting against here may be the most restrictive, but there are anti—abortion measures being tabled in many states right now. it's happening now because trump is in office right now. he's stacked the supreme court now with very conservative members on the supreme court and i think folks are emboldened across the country. they think that they have a way
or a means now in order to be able to overturn roe v wade. the sponsor of our bill here in the state of alabama has said that was her goal, was to overturn roe v wade. roe v wade's the landmark ruling that gave the women the right to an abortion in the us. that right, for many millions of women, does suddenly look very vulnerable. the rules on when a woman can have an abortion here are now comparable internationally with places like nigeria, even saudi arabia. but let's not forget, with northern ireland as well. the reason it has become a national story is because of what could happen next. if there isa of what could happen next. if there is a challenge to the slow, as there is a challenge to the slow, as there is likely to be, if it does go to the supreme court in washington, that court will make a ruling that affects the whole country and a ruling that conservatives, right now, feel will go their way. thank
you for that from alabama. 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. well now for the first time, a major international study of millions of trees has mapped this underground network. and as 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 absorbe 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. that's it. newsnight is getting underway on bbc two. here on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. have a very good night.
who will make history for scotland in france — as shelley kerr names her team for their first appearance at a women's world cup. and we hear from the best of british as the world taekwondo championships get under way in manchester hello and welcome to sportsday, good evening, i'm not sure how much more drama football can bring us this season. the latest episode in football's soap opera came at elland road this evening, as derby beat leeds 11—3 on aggregate in the championship play—off semifinal to book their place in the final at wembley. the hosts, leeds, had a one goal lead from the first leg — but this leg though saw six goals,
two red cards and momentum shifting continuously. craig templeton watched it for us it has been 15 long years without top five footballers, this is a chance to return to the big time. the first blow that he put in to give them the lead. the homesites still looked nervous and jack must‘ve noticed, scored with his first touch to give darby hope. that hope then turned into belief as mason kept his poise to balance the tide. a tide that was now frantic where cooler heads were needed. beliefs weren't done yet in dallas second when in aggregate, leads down to ten men and darby were able to ta ke to ten men and darby were able to take advantage as they broke free