Skip to main content

tv   BBC News  BBC News  May 18, 2019 7:00pm-7:31pm BST

7:00 pm
this is bbc news, i'm chris rogers. the headlines at 7pm. manchester city storm to victory in the fa cup final, thrashing watford 6—0 to complete a historic domestic treble. manchester city storm to victory in the fa cup final — australian prime minister, scott morrison, claims victory for his centre—right coalition government — in a shock result at the country's federal polls. tonight is not about me. it's not about even the liberal party. tonight is about every single australian who depends on the government to put them first. the shadow brexit secretary — sir keir starmer — says to break the brexit impasse, the government should commit to another referendum in the withdrawal agreement bill. prince william opens up about the ‘pain‘ he suffered after the death of his mother — diana, the princess of wales —
7:01 pm
in a bbc documentary about mental health. bigger than you and me. and final preparations are under way for the 64th eurovision song contest in tel aviv — with michael rice flying the flag for the uk. manchester city have won the fa cup. the league champions thrashed watford 6—0 in the final at wembley — equalling the highest number of goals scored in an fa cup final. their victory means city are the first to secure a historic domestic treble, having already taken home
7:02 pm
the premier league and carabao cup. joining us now is our sports presenter hugh woozencroft. thank you forjoining us. first of all, just talk us through it if you can, who scored what and how? was quite an incredible performance from manchester city, we know just quite an incredible performance from manchester city, we knowjust how good they are, 100 points the premier league last season, 98 this time around. when the cop came around, they had not wanted since 2011 and we all remember that shock in 2013, there were some thoughts that might be some side of giant killing wimbley today as he took on watford, but it was the complete opposite in the team goes up to collect their medals and the trophy. vincent company the captain there, it was a one—sided match. manchester city had 70% possession or two goals up city had 70% possession or two goals up at half time and really the dominant team, two goals up and it
7:03 pm
was a good chance for watford early on in the match, how things could have been different if that one hit the back of the net for the second half was completely one—sided. we we re half was completely one—sided. we were still ready to check and see whether sterling had scored a hat trick because one of the goals in the first half was poached towards the first half was poached towards the goal by his team—mates and just on the goal line it seemed as if sterling had blasted the ball over the line before it actually crossed, they are still waiting to check that one it will come down to a matter of millimetres, but if it is confirmed that he has scored a hat trick that it would have been the first hat trick in an fa cup cup final and thatis trick in an fa cup cup final and that is since 1953 with blackpool and that famous stanley matthews final. it will be a great day for him, he was raised in wimbley and spoke so eloquently in the building to the game about what it meant for him and his family to be involved in
7:04 pm
the fa cup final, this one who was his first game he will say, what is metal and he would add that to the league cup that one earlier this season league cup that one earlier this season with manchester city and of course that premier league title, so a fantastic day for manchester city for all of theirfans a fantastic day for manchester city for all of their fans and players there as they wait to collect their medals and it will be held aloft by company. we don't know whether, he's had a fantastic career committee whether he will be staying in fact next season and it was very emotional in their last home game of the season, very emotional as well as they collected the premier league title. vincent company lifts the trophy aloft, great celebrations for manchester city, their fans and their players. a remarkable performance, they beat watford 6—0 in the final. that is, as you can see thejoint in the final. that is, as you can see the joint highest win in in the final. that is, as you can see thejoint highest win in fa cup final in history. the biggest we have seen in the past barely beating
7:05 pm
them in 1903, more history for pep guardiola's aside today. internationals for england still flying inside of wimbley. as they com plete flying inside of wimbley. as they complete a historic trouble and in the cup and in the premier league triumphs. a great day for them at wimbley and you can see pep guardiola there as welljust congratulating the watford players, fantastic performance from him and his side so far this season on the day as well. simply superb. picked up day as well. simply superb. picked up man of the match after coming on and off the bench and so yeah, a great day for manchester city and theirfans. great day for manchester city and their fans. came to you just at the right time. not just their fans. came to you just at the right time. notjust a fantastic day, a fantastic season as well with of that win. much more in sports
7:06 pm
day. you and your team will be busy, crack on with that. let's turn our attention to australia. if you think we have political drama there you wa nt to we have political drama there you want to see what is going on there. australia's conservative government has pulled off a surprise victory — in the country's general election — to remain in office. exit polls had suggested a narrow victory for the opposition labour party for the first time in six years. in the end, prime minister, scott morrison's party edged ahead , prompting the leader of the opposition, bill shorten, to resign. earlier scott morrison thanked the voters. it's always been for those of you watching this at home tonight, for me and for my government, for all of my team, it's all about you. tonight is not about me or it's not about even the liberal party. tonight is about every single australian who depends on the government to put them first. and so, friends, that is exactly
7:07 pm
what we're going to do. 0ur government will come together after this night and we will get back to workjust as glad as they did in new south wales. just a few months ago. and that is our task and that is my undertaking to australians from one end of the country to the other. i said that i was going to burn for you and i am, every single day. bill shorten announced he is resigning as 0pposition labour party leader. this is him conceding defeat earlier. it is obvious that labour will not be able to form the next government. and so, in the national interest, a short while ago i called scott morrison to congratulate him. and so, in the national interest, a short while ago i called scott morrison to congratulate him.
7:08 pm
and i wishjenny and their daughters or the very best, and above all, i wish scott morrison good fortune and good courage in the service of our great nation. 0ur correspondent, hywel griffith, is in sydney for us, and gave us an update on the result. the gap in the polls was always tied to about one or 2%, however scott morrison it is government rose on the wrong side of that committee trailed behind to labour for two and a half years. i suppose in a way this was a political miracle. scott morrison as well known for being a pentecostal christian and spoke about his faith and values he wants to project and protect in australia, but on that stage behind me that they are rapidly dismantling now he spoke about the miracle that had been delivered here in sydney tonight. do you think this is a case of better the devil you know
7:09 pm
labour were the ones that maybe had a more broad policy platform and the key to that was climate change. the polls for their worth told us that climate change with the one issue for voters and it seems that particularly in places like queensland it still huge and dominant and the do not get behind that change. they wanted to keep the status quo and go with scott morrison's argument that protecting the economy was the key and after 27 years without a recession i guess i'll show you thought better of the devil much more on that story on the bbc news website. labour's brexit spokesman, sir keir starmer — has accused cabinet ministers of "torpedo—ing" — his party's negotiations with the government — which collapsed yesterday. he's called on theresa may to put a promise to hold a further referendum on the face of her eu withdrawal agreement — when its presented for a final time next month — before she steps down as prime minister. 0ur political correspondent,
7:10 pm
jonathan blake, reports. an awkward and lacklustre launch for a european election campaign theresa may never wanted to fight. but the prime minister argued yesterday only the conservatives could deliver brexit. the big question is how. parliament has blocked her deal three times. early next month, they will vote again and some in her own party do not rate the prime minister's chances fourth time round. it has failed three times and you can watch the movie titanic 100 times but the ship sinks every time. if you are going to bring back this deal, and it has still got the backstop in it, the dup will not support it and an increasing number of conservative mps, even those who voted for it the second and third time, are saying enough is enough. as you go and knock on doors, we need to get that message out there. he had a message today, campaigning in cambridge. the shadow brexit secretary, who has long been a supporter of another referendum, called on the government to offer mps a say on whether to hold another public vote.
7:11 pm
we do need to break the impasse and one way to do that is for the government to put a public vote option on the face of the withdrawal agreement bill that it proposes to bring back in a few weeks' time. the prime minister has repeatedly ruled out another referendum but a downing street source said mps would have the opportunity to amend the withdrawal agreement bill to allow for one, if a majority of mps would support it. are you going to be standing for the tory leadership? do you think you are too divisive a character? with the contest to replace theresa may at least unofficially under way, a yougov poll for the times has put borisjohnson as the outright favourite among tory activists to be the next conservative leader. before the prime minister steps down, though, or is forced to resign, theresa may has one last chance to deliver brexit on her terms when parliament votes again in a couple of weeks' time. jonathan blake, bbc news.
7:12 pm
austria has announced snap elections after the deputy chancellor, heinz christian strache, resigned. it follows the emergence of a video in which the leader of the far right freedom party, apparently promised public contracts — in exchange for campaign support before the general election 2 years ago. mr strache complained he was the victim of political targeting. a man has died after a fight in a street in rochdale last night. he's believed to be in his early 20s. greater manchester police say a woman, who's 25, has been arrested in connection with the murder investigation. two migrant boats have been intercepted off the south coast of england. the home office says border force intercepted the first boat carrying 11 men across the channel. in a separate incident kent police received a call from a vessel in danger south of folkestone. nine people, including men, women and a 12—year—old child were rescued and brought to dover. they are all believed to be
7:13 pm
a mixture of iranian and iraqi national. a woman's been arrested after a fire broke out on ilkley moor, in west yorkshire this morning. some roads were closed and, at its height, around 50 firefighters tackled the blaze. the 48—year—old was arrested after members of the public reported a woman acting suspiciously near the fire. it comes a month after a huge blaze caused significant damage in the area. the partner of murdered journalist lyra mckee has made a public plea for same—sex marriage in northern ireland. sara canning told the crowds gathered outside city hall for the rainbow rally that a law change would be a "win" for everyone. ms mckee, a 29—year—old journalist and author, was shot dead by dissident republicans as she observed rioting in londonderry last month. the differences made, and the rights not extended to same—sex couples is not acceptable. it is not fair, it is not right and it's an affront to us as individuals, as couples, as families.
7:14 pm
to our love, to our loved ones and our children, we pay our taxes. we are governed by the same law, we love deeply and we love dearly. should we not be afforded the same rights in marriage? the duke of cambridge has spoken about the pressure of working as an air ambulance pilot, and the strain it placed on his mental health. in a bbc documentary, he says he was left with the feeling that death was always around the corner. prince william also said that losing his mother, diana, princess of wales — when he was a child — was a pain like no other. andy moore reports. he is the man who will be king, and his voice carries when he decides to take up a particular issue, in this case mental health. we have got to relax a little bit and be able to talk about our emotions because we are not robots. in this documentary, prince william sits in a changing room and discusses the issue with stars of the footballing world. he speaks candidly about the enormous grief
7:15 pm
he suffered when his mother, princess diana, died in a car crash in 1997. he was just 15. i think when you are bereaved at a very young age, any time really, but particularly at a young age, i can resonate closely to that, you feel pain like no other pain, and you know within your life it is going to be very difficult to come across something that is going to be even worse pain than that but it also brings you so close to all those other people out there who have been bereaved. england and spurs defender danny rose was praised by the prince when he spoke publicly about his depression, but some people were not so understanding. in the summer, i was speaking to another club, and they said, the club would like to meet you, just to check you are not crazy. because of what you said? yeah, because of what i had said and what i had been through. prince william spoke about the stress of his formerjob as an air ambulance pilot. he said he sometimes found it very difficult to deal with his feelings. in some cases, very raw emotional day to day stuff where you're
7:16 pm
dealing with families who are having the worst news they could ever possibly have, on a day—to—day basis. it leaves you with a very depressing, very negative feeling where you think, death is just around the door everywhere i go. that is quite a burden to carry and feel. prince william says the best way to share that burden is to be honest and talk openly about the mental health issues that all of us experience. andy moore, bbc news. you can see more you can see more of you can see more of the interview with the duke of cambridge in the documentary royal team talk, tackling mental health. will be broadcast on bbc one tomorrow night at10:30 p:m.. the headlines on bbc news. australian prime minister, scott morrison, claims victory for his centre—right coalition government — in a shock result at the country's federal polls. the shadow brexit secretary — sir keir starmer — says to break the brexit impasse, the government should commit to another referendum
7:17 pm
in the withdrawal agreement bill. and manchester city storm to victory in the fa cup final, thrashing watford 6—0 to complete a historic domestic treble. the debate around the future of the irish border has been a significant stumbling block in the brexit process, with the forthcoming eu elections expected to be particularly hard—fought in northern ireland. ahead of the vote next week, our ireland correspondent chris page has been to hear people's views. especially during the stop start unpredictable brexit process. so it's clear what issue is the main one for voters this week.
7:18 pm
we did have a second referendum or do something because this is not a good idea. i don't know what i want actually, but i feel it's not a straightforward leave any more. i just feel that i'm not sure who we can actually trust now. this is one of the biggest event in northern ireland. when than 100,000 people visit this show every year. one of the reasons why it's so huge as that agriculture and the food industry is massively important to the economy here. we have an industry here that's in fine form and potentially will be massively affected by brexit. if we have a withdrawal there without a proper agreement behind it that could affect us in so many different terms especially around the move of people and access to markets and tariffs that are associated with it. farm animals, and farm produce are treated across
7:19 pm
the border all year round. the invisibility of the frontier helps to explain why 56% of people in this pa rt to explain why 56% of people in this part of the uk voted to remain in the eu, no matter what three politicians are elected on thursday, business people say they need clarity on brexit. we are frustrated because we are well established here within ireland commode we would love to get a front hold within southern ireland, and at the moment that seems to be far away from us. and people based near the border deeply feel the effect of the political decisions or divisions. hopefully it will be a good outcome, because otherwise it will be very tricky even for getting over the border every day because we are eight farmers in the north but the road is in the south. so logistically it would be a nightmare let alone for business. from a business point of view we are based 15 miles from the irish border. it will be a situation
7:20 pm
where there would be a hard border and it would be crazy. we are really depending on our politicians to get things sorted out. and if it's not sorted out i don't think there's a politician that will be able to face out the front door again. brexit has generated strong words and passionate opinions. the last few days have been all about competition so days have been all about competition so between farmers but thursday's contest that would decide which political arguments are most clean—cut. and next week, we will be continuing our series of interviews with meps and leaders from the main parties standing in the european elections, in a special ‘ask this.‘ you can send us your questions to put to them. on monday, we'll speak to conservative mep, ashely fox, and vince cable the lib dem leader. then on tuesday, we're interviewing gerard batten the ukip leader, and on wednesday it will be the turn ofjohn healey from labour, and adam price, the plaid cymru leader. details of how to get
7:21 pm
in touch are on the screen. the final of the 64th eurovision song contest takes place in tel aviv this evening, following israel's win last year. it's one of the world's longest—running tv talent shows, and the biggest. however, there's controversy this year , with dozens of artists calling for a boycott because of israel's treatment of the occupied palestinian territories. from tel aviv, david sillito reports.( vt welcome to the eurovision song contest 2019! eurovision, and thousands have arrived here in tel aviv for what many israelis feel is a chance to show a different image to the world. it is very exciting that it has come to our country. my country, israel. some people have got the wrong idea, i believe, and now they have seen that israel can really host true parties without any problems. indeed, here amongst the fans it is very much the traditional eurovision party atmosphere,
7:22 pm
but there have been protests and there are those who believe this should not be happening in israel. there have been calls to boycott the event around europe, and here in tel aviv, they will continue as the show begins. your vision should not be taking place in israel because israel is an apartheid state. it is an occupying country, and it is actively denying the rights of the palestinian people, so having the eurovision in israel is supporting that actively and financially. so far there has been little disruption, but organisers are warning that if anything happens on stage tonight, it will be stopped immediately. david sillito, bbc news, tel aviv. joining me now is will 0'regan and tom 0'chinnery, eurovision super fans getting ready for the big night in. you do know, it's tel aviv, don't
7:23 pm
you? i think you should be watching ince offered to them. we are having oui’ ince offered to them. we are having our own party. the flags are up and ready to go. it's looking really good. i hate to be cynical, ifind myself watching it before, telling you what i will tell you but i enjoy it and you what i will tell you but i enjoy itand a you what i will tell you but i enjoy it and a lot of people do but it is a bit weird. some of the ask a very gimmicky and the stunts or bizarre, the voting is political. what is it that keeps drawing in do you think you television audiences and super fa ns you television audiences and super fans like yourself? and can be quite gimmicky but it's also unique in its owi'i gimmicky but it's also unique in its own way. different countries are different things in a celebration of music and entertainment. gimmicks are entertainment in the art world. people enjoy watching those things. in terms of political, it's always
7:24 pm
been classed as that but they are facing hardly and sternly that it's not a political contest even though political issues arise surrounding its, they try and keep their hands very much cleaned of all of that because the show would sell as an entertainment programme and not a political programme. the voting is, though. the voting from some of the public can be because they vote for the countries they like but the actualjury votes are very much musical professionals and they tend to be the best on your best performance. the public to tend to vote for the countries they like but it all depends on what the public likes. the europe doesn't really likes. the europe doesn't really like the uk very much then, and has not for a long time? i would not say that. the issue with the uk has been down to the treatment the eurovision has been given by the bbc in certain ways and by the audience in general. they don't like graham norton? if
7:25 pm
they like graham norton then how is they like graham norton then how is the bbc treating your vision badly? they broadcast and spent a lot of money, but at the same time if you look to sweden for example their biggest talent show every year is melody festival, and is to show that picks the start. this year it's one little programme on bbc two is all that it gets. see you would like to see a lot more support for your vision. massively so. more support and we have amazing musical talent, this country more so than most in the world. those talent don't want to do your vision because people look at it as a joke and it's actually more than 200 million people watching it every year. the biggest live streaming tv programme all over the world. i think the case is that the show does not have a good wrap here in britain, but it is fun but not necessarily meant to be comedy. it's entertainment but also
7:26 pm
a contest, and i think all of those things have been martyred over the yea rs by things have been martyred over the years by the uk's attitude to it and in that respect the show is seen as more something to send off post what you think of michael's chances tonight? he's very confident from a very talented clearly and he shares her thoughts is welcome he wants everybody to really get behind the uk and eurovision tonight. he is one of if not the most kalisto there. he's an absolutely amazing performer and —— vocalist. is not one of the best songs there so his performance la st best songs there so his performance last night and tonight okays usual standard he should do well. he is an incredible live vocal ability and he is flanked by five incredible backing singers as well. so everything to play for tonight, we would love to see the uk ending up on the left—hand side of the scoreboard because it has been quite a long time. it would be really nice, and we do all bite our
7:27 pm
fingernails when you come to the voting. we also really want the uk to win. what are the highlights for you? what to win. what are the highlights for you ? what has to win. what are the highlights for you? what has made you super fans? there's a lot of talent contests in the x factor in britain has got talent. what is it about eurovision? expenses i was very young and i got this got into it so everything he knows about eurovision he learned from me. growing up in ireland to where it eurovision was the biggest thing every single year we did not have entertainment shows aside from a friday night chat show and then suddenly the eurovision song contest was in ireland and being made in ireland year after year. that's where it started for me and from then to now. what i enjoy most is an entertainment show, it's not about sob stories or back stories, literally how fun or good that song and performances. what are the things i look forward to the most is that. sweden a few years ago is by
7:28 pm
far the best i've ever seen. did you ever see riverdance? far the best i've ever seen. did you ever see rive rdance ?|j far the best i've ever seen. did you ever see riverdance? i saw a riverdance, that was ok. this deftly can be more than that tonight. graham norton gets more and more funny as the evening goes on. yes, he is fantastic. enjoy your night tonight, guys. thanks for speaking tonight, guys. thanks for speaking to us on bbc news. now it's time for a look at the weather. the weather today has been disappointing across the north of the uk and for northern ireland and scotla nd the uk and for northern ireland and scotland it has been a much cooler date compared with yesterday and decimated because we have had cloud and rain looking this guy is looking pretty great here. the rate on the radar picture here and there's this blue you can see across scotland and northern ireland. so for the south number of heavy showers across central and eastern england. beginning to fade away now but with no shower clouds passing on the horizon and skies did look a little bit threatening earlier in the day
7:29 pm
around the 0xfordshire area. for the rest of the night the showers fade across england and wales but a little bit more rains coming from scotla nd little bit more rains coming from scotland and for northern ireland. i well is that some mist and fog patches with the east midlands and the set of scotland. temperatures down to between six and 10 celsius. takes us on into sunday and sunday by and large will start off pretty cloudy, the skies will brighten up a little bit and sunny spells breaking through. but heavy showers on the way well particularly through sunday afternoon. for many of us a cloudy but friday the of northern ireland seeing rain patches left over. 0therwise seeing rain patches left over. otherwise the skies brighten up and we will see sunny intervals breaking through and then come the showers. across scotland and over the hills and across each of scotland that's where the lion's share will be. some of those slow and heavy in nature. across england look at this line of showers that we have stretching
7:30 pm
across the midlands into central southern england and another clutch of showers working into parts of the southeast. it will be heavy and potentially sundry and slow in nature as well. in the week he had when we start up for that mixture of sunshine and showers on monday later in the week we made start to see them strengthen as low—pressure threatens to bring more rain for some of us and for monday it's a similar kind of day with not a great deal of wind around to move their showers, but some of the showers again will grow to be pretty heavy with the risk of thunderstorms as we headed to the afternoon and nowhere is immune from seeing the downpour by and between the showers heights of 17 in edinburgh and 20 towards the london area. showers for the first few days of the week ahead, but later on as the wind picks up we may start to see some rain moving in as we have towards friday and a low detail exactly where that ring is going to be is still open to a little bit of doubt, but nevertheless of the next 2a hours heavy showers and thunderstorms to watch out for.


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on