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cross—party talks on brexit between labour and the government collapse without agreement. both sides blame each other asjeremy corbyn pulls the plug on six weeks of negotiations. he claims the government is weak and unstable the divisions within the conservative party mean it is a government negotiating with no authority and no ability that i can see to actually deliver anything. we haven't been able to overcome the fact that there isn't a common position in labour about whether they want to deliver brexit or hold a second referendum which could reverse it. we'll have the latest from westminster. also this lunchtime... the cost of britain's knife crime crisis — 100 lives so far this year, most of them male and under 30. two years after the manchester arena
bombing, the mother of the youngest victim, saffie roussos, describes the moment she realised her daughter was dead. and i knew, ijust knew. i thought, if i'm this badly hurt, and she was a tiny eight—year—old, then what chance would she have? revolutionary keyhole surgery in the womb to repair the spine of a baby with spina bifida. and kitsch and controversy — as israel prepares to host the eurovision song contest. and coming up on bbc news... one of the biggest stars in world rugby — australia's israel folau — has been officially sacked for posting homophobic comments on social media.
good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. cross—party talks to try to find a compromise on brexit have collapsed without agreement. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, said the negotiations — which have lasted six weeks — had gone as far as they could. he blamed what he called "the increasing weakness and instability" of the government. theresa may said labour hadn't been clear on whether it wanted another referendum. it comes after the prime minister promised to set a timetable for leaving downing street. here's our political correspondent, chris mason. election events are usually full of whoops and cheers, but can you even see many smiles in this room? no, me neither. next thursday we will be
holding european elections. the conservative party didn't want to be fighting these. we wanted to be out of the eu. in fact, if parliament had backed our brexit deal, we could have already left the eu. the prime minister is in bristol fighting an election she didn't want as talks with labour over a brexit compromise collapse. there have been areas we have been able to find common ground but other issues have proved to be more difficult, and in particular we haven't been able to overcome the fa ct haven't been able to overcome the fact that there isn't a common position in labour about whether they want to deliver brexit or hold a second referendum which could reverse it. for six weeks, 42 days to be precise, labour and the conservatives have been negotiating, trying to find an island of agreement in a vast ocean of division. we shouldn't be that surprised that this morning jeremy corbyn said... at these talks have i'iow corbyn said... at these talks have now reached what i believe to be a
natural conclusion. the premise has announced the date she is leaving, they have been increasing noises off stage by conservative cabinet members who don't agree with the talks and discussions being held so we are concluding the talks. so what on earth happens now? a gridlocked parliament in a divided country. there are only two ways out of the brexit crisis we have. either parliament agrees a deal or we go back to the british people and ask them to make the choice, and i think this brings the prospect of a confirmatory referendum closer, although there is not yet a majority for it in parliament. morning. morning. will you be running for leader, mr cerny michael gove?|j think the most important thing we need to do is focus on the fact that the government are bringing forward their withdrawal deal that will allow us to leave the eu. another
front door, the same question is no a nswer front door, the same question is no answer at all, but we do know boris johnson wants the job. answer at all, but we do know boris johnson wants the joblj answer at all, but we do know boris johnson wants the job. i think you are too divisive to be tory prime minister. the contest for the biggest prize in politics is under way, but before that, the slog of a search to sort brexit trundles on. and we can speak to chris in westminster. so the talks have collapsed — what happens next? afair a fair question. let's be frank, the main roads to a commons majority around brexit are blocked. the first and obvious route was a conservative majority with the help of the dup. well, we know that's been a nonsta rter well, we know that's been a nonstarter for some time. the second, this idea of a glitzy packaged up deal. frankly any deal at all between labour and the conservatives to ensure that the numbers would add up. as of this morning, we note that is no good either. the highways are blocked but what about the byways, the gills, the snicket is? there are people in
parliament now trying to find out if they can make something work on a more informal basis. is it likely to work with yellow it's a long shot because wrinkly mps will acknowledge they have run out of better ideas. but they will give it a go in the next couple of weeks ahead of the prime minister having a final crack at her deal in the commons in the first full week ofjune. meanwhile, and we are seeing it turbo—charged steadily, day by day, that race to be our next prime minister. what a contest that is searching the macro shaping up to be. if i were to read out all the potential candidates i would be here until the six o'clock news. likely to take either a few weeks or over the summer, but very soon we will have a new prime minister. around 100,000 conservative members with the awesome responsibility of selecting awesome responsibility of selecting a new leader on behalf of 65 million people. chris, thank you very much indeed. chris mason, our political correspondent at westminster.
100 people have now died from stabbings this year, according to figures we've obtained from police forces around the country. almost half the victims were under the age of 30, and the vast majority were male. the youngest to be killed was 14—years—old, and the oldest was 80. our home affairs correspondent, tom symonds, reports. 100 crime scenes, 100 lost lives. we have been tracking murder and manslaughter in britain in 2019 and the knife is the most—used murder weapon. charlotte huggins became 2019's first stabbing victim on new year's day in south london. on average, there was a knife murder or manslaughter nearly every day and a half that followed. each face represents a devastated family and an expensive murder inquiry. this is a crime disproportionately affecting young people. nearly a third of victims were under 30. nearly a fifth were under 20,
and that is a huge worry for the police and youth workers. in the west midlands, knife crime has risen by 96% since 2013, with eight fatal knife attacks this year, along with manchester and london the highest rate in the country. here, they say, violent crime has moved beyond just those involved in gangs. it is across all people now, and we're seeing what used to be a small act of violence, perhaps a slap or a punch, turn into something far more serious. but two promising signs. in 95 of the 100 cases, someone has been arrested and in london the metropolitan police recently released figures suggesting a 10% fall in knife crime resulting in an injury. tom symonds, bbc news. this year's fatal stabbings have been documented on the bbc news website. the page is updated as police
investigations into the killings progress, and when court proceedings get under way. doctors have used keyhole surgery to repair the spine of a baby with spina bifida — while still inside the womb. a team at king's college hospital in london performed the operation. it's not a cure for the condition, but for some children, it might mean they are eventually able to walk. here's our health correspondent, james gallagher. baby jaxson is just a few weeks old, but more than two months ago, he had pioneering surgery on his spine. doctors operated onjaxson while he was still inside his mother's womb. his mum, sherrie, said it was a shock to find out he had spina bifida. it was a very high—risk pregnancy from the start anyway, through being told i couldn't have babies, and everything. so any decision we've had to make, i've made it purely for the fact that he's meant to be here.
you know, it's — he'sjust — he's fought every day. it was these pregnancy scans that showed jaxson's spine and spinal cord were not developing properly. spina bifida can lead to paralysis and affect bladder and bowel control, but surgery in the womb can reduce the risk of complications later in life. we are operating on very delicate structures. the foetus nerves, that they are exposed, the foetus itself is very small, and we are operating on a foetus inside the womb, so obviously it's a very delicate operation. this is how it works. three small incisions were made in sherrie's bump. a thin camera and small surgical tools were inserted into her womb, then surgeons put the spinal cord back in place and put a patch over the wound. spina bifida cannot be completely cured, but surgeons help operating cured, but surgeons hope operating
inside the womb can transform lives. it's quite important because certainly improving the function of lower limbs may be the difference between someone walking and someone not walking later in life, so a significant improvement in a significant number of patients, but not a cure. jaxson's still being looked after in neonatal intensive care, but he should be ready to go home soon. his family hope they've given him the best start in life. james gallagher, bbc news. a neo—nazi who planned to murder the labour mp rosie cooper has been jailed for life at the old bailey. 23—year—old jack renshaw, from skelmersdale in lancashire, was told he must serve at least 20 years in prison. 0ur correspondent angus crawford is outside court. angus. wrote the judge described jack renshaw as undoubtedly a dangerous offender with twisted political elites. she sentenced him to life in prison and said he must
serve a to life in prison and said he must servea minimum to life in prison and said he must serve a minimum of 20 years before being considered eligible for release. he is already in prison, saving time for inciting racial hatred and also for grooming children online. we have to go back tojuly of children online. we have to go back to july of 2017. children online. we have to go back tojuly of 2017. he was in a pub with other far right activists and said he wanted to kill his mp, local mp rosie cooper, too, in his words, send a message to the state. he also said he intended to kill a police officer who was investigating him. he said he wanted to die via what he called suicide by cop. he hoped responding officers would shoot him deadin responding officers would shoot him dead in what he called rightjihad. a source was in that group who told police about his potential plans. he was arrested, they found a 19 inch blade in his house. he admitted his offences and today in court as he was being led down to the cells, a group of supporters in the public gallery said, we are with you, jack. he responded by giving what appeared
to bea he responded by giving what appeared to be a nazi salute. angus, thank you. people who've been left feeling suicidal and unable to have sex after taking the acne drug roaccutane have told the bbc‘s victoria derbyshire programme doctors should stop prescribing it. the medicine is used by thousands of people in the uk each year, but campaigners say for some people, its side—effects — which can include depression — outweigh the benefits. the manufacturers say that "millions of patients worldwide have benefited from taking the drug". jo mcdermott reports. the acne drug isotretinoin — most commonly marketed as roaccutane — is used by about 30,000 people a year in the uk. it's very effective at getting rid of acne, and most people will have a positive experience — like sarah — and either no side effects orjust minor ones. i would go as far as to say it's a wonder drug, it's completely transformed my life, i feel so much happier, i'm confident in my own skin. today, i'm sitting here
without foundation, and that's honestly something i could never even have dreamed of doing. come on, cory. but there are cases of people living lives blighted by depression and sexual problems, which they blame on the drug, years after they stopped taking it. ed henthorn took roaccutane in 2014. he quickly started getting side—effects. i had the depression and i had the sexual dysfunction. i had psychosis, psychotic symptoms. suicidal thoughts. over the years, the patient information leaflet that comes with the drug has been updated. in 1998, warnings came in about depression and other psychiatric side effects. two years ago, a new warning was added to say some people will be affected by problems getting or maintaining an erection, and lower libido. the drug regulator the mhra says in 34 years it's received 105 reports of these sexual side effects.
roche, which markets roaccutane, says millions of patients worldwide have benefited from taking roaccutane but, like most medications, it can have side effects, which is why patients should be monitored closely. the company says studies have not identified a clear increase in the risk of psychiatric disorders in people who take isotretinoin, compared to those who don't. alliance, which markets another version of the drug, adds they continually assess the benefits and risks of their medicines. there's a lot of people that won't come out because of the sexual dysfunction. it's quite embarrassing. and i'm kind of urging people, if they have that experience, to come out as well. it's not good. the health watchdog nice says says it follows that advice and plans to publish new guidance on all acne treatments by 2021. jo mcdermott, bbc news. the time is quarter past one. our top story this lunchtime.
cross—party talks on brexit collapse without agreement, afterjeremy corbyn says the government is too unstable and still to come: the australian rugby star israel folau says he's "deeply saddened" after being sacked by rugby australia for comments made on social media about gay people. coming up on bbc news: tottenham and england defender danny rose says a club trying to sign him asked if he was crazy. it's after he talked about struggling with depression. next week, it will be two years since the bomb at manchester arena which killed 22 people. the youngest person to die was 8—year—old saffie roussos. her mother lisa was badly injured in the attack, but after extensive surgery and rehabilitation she's now preparing to walk the route of the great manchester run this weekend. she has given her first broadcast interview alongside her husband andrew, to our correspondentjudith
moritz. i don't really remember a lot. i remember leaving, and saffie had got my hand, this hand, and she was pulling, jumping about. my arm was outstretched, holding her hand as she was pulling me, and the next minute, i just hit the floor with a thud. and that was the last thing i remembered until i woke up, how many weeks later? six weeks. six weeks later. what happened at that point? andrew was with you. andrew was with me. i remember thinking, well, why has he not mentioned saffie? and i knew. i just knew. i thought, if i'm this badly hurt and she was a tiny eight—year—old, what chance would she have? like an intuition? yeah.
did you ask the question? i said, she's gone, isn't she? it's a painful moment. i can't talk about it. because it's so raw, and its two years on. i know that. it makes no difference. at all, does it? no, it doesn't. still like yesterday? and for you over the last two years, balancing your bereavement, your loss, with your recovery, how have those two things been possible? ifelt like i needed to be strong, and i needed to be the best i could be before i could deal with the loss of saffie. i had to learn to walk again. then the first few steps round the ward, ifelt like i'd run a marathon, didn't i? i was out of breath, sweating. it was only about five steps.
taking part in the great manchester run has given you a goal, has it? the training. it's let me look further into the future than i normally do, and it's the start of the charity, the launch of the charity, so it's all good and positive. the charity needs to be there to help victims of terrorism. there is no help. do you feel let down? yeah, by the government, definitely. we were offered £5,500 each for the death of saffy. through the compensation scheme? through the compensation scheme. it's a complete insult. taking part in the run in manchester, how will that feel, do you think, being back here? i know it's going to be emotional, not just for me, for all of us that's walking, but it's a good thing. and we need it, don't we?
something good's got to come out of something so awful. it's got to. well, in response, the government says it has worked to ensure victims of terrorism receive "effective and comprehensive support", which includes a 24—hour support line. there's less than a week to go until voting in the european elections, and our reporters have been out testing opinion ahead of the polls. yesterday, our west midlands political editor, patrick burns, was in north staffordshire, where two thirds voted leave in the referendum. and today he's in gloucestershire, where most voters supported remain. setting out their stall in cheltenham to keep britain in the eu. hi, young man. have you decided how you're voting in the eu elections? no? would you like a leaflet? 0k. this may seem a difficult sell in our bbc midlands region, where everywhere else except warwick
combined three years ago to register britain's biggest proportion of leave votes, by a ratio of six to four. not here, though. 56% voted remain in cheltenham. i think one of the biggest challenges we've got is, people don't really understand what the eu does, and they explicitly don't understand that in terms of the investment that's made in the midlands by the eu, in terms of regeneration and contribution to the economy. really, this is, for some of us, i suppose, a proxy referendum. it's an opportunity to show in a formalised way whether or not the remain vote is as strong as we feel it has become. if remain support really is strengthening here, there's precious little enthusiasm for any compromise or middle ground options. so, for the political high ground, let's head for the hills. moreton—in—marsh — gateway to the cotswold hills, which give their name to the constituency next door. it voted remain as well,
and surprise surprise, the liberal democrats have just taken control of cotswold council from the conservatives. i think people ought to have another vote, to be honest, because i don't particularly want to leave europe. i think we get far too much from the farage clan saying how bad the eu is. and you just see through him and what they are saying. i can't understand why we are still messing about. we have to change our prime minister. i think she has to step down. she's had long enough. kick on. it's a congested marketplace for the remain vote. the liberal democrats vying with the greens and change uk, presenting a bewildering array of choices for voters at this historic crossroads. patrick burns, bbc news, north gloucestershire. the australian rugby star israel folau says he's "deeply saddened" after being sacked by rugby australia for writing on social media that "hell awaits" gay people. the player insists he was simply
upholding his religious beliefs, and is considering an appeal. rugby australia says people should be welcomed to the game regardless of their gender, race or sexuality. hywel griffith reports. one of his country's leading try scorers, one of rugby's biggest stars. israel folau has, it seems, now pulled on the green and gold australian jersey for the last time. his clean—living image and christian faith have made him a role model — online he has hundreds of thousands of followers. but last month's social media post declaring gay people would go to hell wasn't the first time he'd used his platform to share homophobic views. for his employers, it was the last straw. mr folau knew that when he pressed that button, that that was the implications that post was going to have. when we are talking about inclusiveness in our game,
we are talking about respecting differences as well. when we say rugby is a game for all, we mean it. australia using that ball... fired by both club and country, some had assumed he'd return to rugby league, but all sporting codes in australia have made clear his comments have no place in the game. today he defended his actions, putting out a statement saying that the christian faith had always been part of his life and he believes it is his duty to share god's word. upholding my religious beliefs should not prevent my ability to work, he added, or play for my club and country. a few hours later, he posted a verse from the gospel of matthew online. but this may not be game over. he can appeal, and is said to be considering legal action for wrongful dismissal — a case which would see the debate over religious freedom and freedom from discrimination played out in court. hywel griffith, bbc news, sydney.
rehearsals are under way, and the stage is set, for what's probably the most controversial eurovision song contest ever held. the finals will take place in israel tomorrow night, and madonna is scheduled to perform. but pro—palestinian campaigners have called for a boycott of the contest, and organisers fear protestors may be planning to disrupt it. 0ur correspondent, david sillito, is in tel aviv. david. as you can see, the eurovision party is behind me in full swing. remember, this has been a period of considerable political tension. there have been issues raised. will there be protests and will people turn up? as you can see, they have, but even among some of the entrants, they have had questions themselves. welcome to the eurovision song contest 2019.
israel 2019, and the eurovision party's in full swing here in tel aviv. eurovision very much prides itself on being a celebration of inclusiveness, but the question this year is very much about exactly who's going to be coming to the party. this is hatari from iceland. they had doubts about coming to israel because of the palestinian conflict. and now they are here, they are under strict orders from the ebu, the european broadcasting union. you've been told no politics on stage. yes. which is impossible and a paradox. have you been told to stop talking about politics offstage? yes, but the line is blurry. we've been warned. we've been told we've reached the limit of the ebu's tolerance regarding politics. but at the same time, we've been told they can't change our views.
oh, my god, we have to show the people what you're wearing. it's insane. so, despite a campaign from pro—palestinian groups for a cultural boycott, it's pretty much business as normal. but one reason for that is that eurovision has its own politics. the politics of equality, inclusiveness and diversity, a point championed by last year's israeli winner, netta. eurovision was founded in order to heal up everyone. you can see in eurovision on one stage people from every ethnicity, gender, sexual preferences, religion, equal. and finally, madonna — has she signed the paperwork? will she actually perform? i spoke to a eurovision insider. i have heard madonna's voice inside that arena, and it wasn't a cd. you're confident, saturday night?
i'm quietly confident. i'll put a shekel or two on it. david sillito, bbc news, tel aviv. and then there is the question, who will win tomorrow? the front runners for the bookies are the netherlands, australia and sweden. the uk is down at number 19. remember, australia and sweden. the uk is down at number19. remember, michael rice, representing the uk, wasn't even born the last time we won the eurovision song contest. david, thank you very much. manchester city are hoping to make history by becoming the first team to win the domestic treble when they face watford in the fa cup final at wembley tomorrow afternoon. they've already clinched the premier league title and the league cup. our sports correspondentjoe wilson reports from watford, where the hornets are hoping they'll have a sting in their tail. this their finances may be under some scrutiny, but they sure know how to win a trophy.
manchester city! last weekend was the premier league, the league cup has already been lifted, nowjust the fa cup remains. but man city are relentless. a win is so addictive. so when you prove it and you taste it you say, i want more! it's something like... you know, you win, you go to take a shower... so i want to win the next one. well, of course, manchester city's achievements have rightly been celebrated, but the fa cup is surely about every high street in every town, every team can dream. what is the fa cup for if not for a club like watford? there is one big team of a team, and, you know, if man city when it would just be another one to chalk up. for watford it would be a lifetime achievement for them.
just got off the plane from new york and just landed, have come straight to the club shop for some merchandise, and i'm excited for the game tomorrow. so you've come from the states to be at wembley? absolutely, yeah, iwouldn't miss it for the world. watford have played an fa cup final before — they lost in 1984. many will remember eltonjohn's emotions. well, tomorrow's game is really for the next generation. it could be 35 years until you get there again. joe wilson, bbc news, watford. some sad news now — grumpy cat, an internet sensation with millions of followers, has died. her real name was tardar sauce, but with her permanent hang—dog expression apparently showing displeasure in everything, "grumpy cat" stuck. her owners said depite her looks she had brought smiles to millions. time for a look at the weather. here's stav da naos.