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you're watching bbc news at nine with me, annita mcveigh. the headlines... number ten insists the government will publish theresa may's revised brexit withdrawal bill tomorrow, despite an angry backlash and growing calls for her to stand down. voting gets under way for elections to the european parliament. results will be announced on sunday. the boss of one the uk's biggest online betting companies tells the bbc that the industry hasn't done enough to look after problem gamblers. indian prime minister narendra modi's governing party has taken a decisive lead, as votes are counted after the country's marathon general election. using satellites to track down supermarket trolleys or public loos are the winning ideas in a space competition, and there's a special message for all
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the young participants. hello, i'm european space agency astronaut tim peake and i'd like to say a huge congratulations to everybody who took part in the satelife competition, but particularly to the winners. and chelsea and arsenal look set to give back half their ticket allocation for the europa league final in azerbaijan, with costs and travel difficulties proving too much for fans. good morning and welcome to the bbc news at nine. number ten has insisted that the government will publish theresa may's revised brexit withdrawal bill tomorrow, despite an angry backlash against the plans from many conservative mps. but a spokesman said
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the prime minister was listening to colleagues in the face of growing calls for her to step down soon. last night, one of her senior ministers, the leader of the commons, andrea leadsom, announced her own resignation, saying she couldn't introduce the bill to mps when she opposed key parts of it. let's speak to our assistant political editor, norman smith. good morning, norman. is this withdraw bill going to be published tomorrow given those calls for theresa may to step down? that is the intention of number ten at the moment but this is a very fluid situation. you have to say that the backlash against this bill is phenomenal. that really is very little support for it in the conservative party and it seems we are now beginning to see a possible cabinet revolt as well in the wake of andrea leadsom's decision last night. we know the foreign secretary, jeremy hunt, will meet with mrs may later, another cabinet
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minister and others have asked for meetings but at the moment, the position of number ten seems to be to try to carry on. later today, the government will confirm to be that it will publish the bill tomorrow and the intention is to bring it back to the commons for a vote in the first week ofjune. at the same time, there are indications that mrs may could be facing a crunch meeting with sirgraham may could be facing a crunch meeting with sir graham brady, the chairman of the 1922 committee of backbenchers, who tomorrow will see mrs may amid signs that if the prime minister does not indicate to him that she is prepared to pull the bill, he may put in train the process that begins a no—confidence vote in her before she gets a chance to bring the bill back to the commons. all of this of course after andrea leadsom's resignation last night and when she got home, she set out some of the reasons for her decision to quit and i should warn
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you there is some flash photography in this footage. i have been supporting brexit totally for the last three years. and ijust could not come as a leader of the commons with responsibility for the legislation can stand up at business questions tomorrow and announced a bill that ijust think has elements that i cannot support, that aren't brexit. so come the next 48 hours, frankly, it may be critical to see whether a cabinet revolt actually materialises. it hasn't so far. secondly, whether sir graham brady does actually tell the prime minister that he is going to pave the way for a no—confidence motion in her. and on that point, norman, i suppose when it comes to theresa may's future, the big question is will she want to resign rather than be effectively forced out through a no—confidence vote, for example? be effectively forced out through a no—confidence vote, for example ?|i guess only mrs may knows the answer
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to that. we know she has been extraordinarily resilient and determined in previous situations like this, where we have seen resignations and unhappiness. she has carried on anyway. this time it does feel of a very different order. it is not just does feel of a very different order. it is notjust brexiteers who are up in arms. what we saw yesterday was a centrist tory mps saying she could not go on, mps who backed her bill, people like nicky morgan, sir edward leigh, saying you have to drop it and it's not going to get past and it would do incalculable damage were it would do incalculable damage were it to go down. it seemed she has lost support across the centre ground of the party, and the really new element is whether she is now in danger of facing some sort of cabinet mutiny. i don't think there is any coordinated move against her, there is no plan, but there clearly is considerable unhappiness and it
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seems to centre on a perception among ministers that mrs may exceeded what they had agreed at their cabinet meeting about offering their cabinet meeting about offering the possibility of another referendum if mps are proved ideal. there is clearly a view, expressed by andrea leadsom last night, that mrs may went further than was agreed at cabinet. that is hotly disputed at cabinet. that is hotly disputed at number ten but it's clearly the feeling of some ministers. thank you very much, norman. voting has begun in elections to the european parliament. 73 members, known as meps, will be elected in nine constituencies in england, and one each in scotland, wales and northern ireland. people in the netherlands are also voting today. results will be announced on sunday once voting has finished in all eu countries. the boss of one of the uk's biggest online betting companies has told bbc news the industry hasn't done enough to look after problem gamblers. over 400,000 people in great britain are deemed to have a gambling problem, and richard flint, the boss of sky bet,
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says the industry should now consider paying for the creation of gambling treatment centres. gambling charities have described mr flint‘s comments as insulting. david rhodes reports. introducing the sky bet super boost window... sky bet is one of the biggest players in the uk gambling and betting industry, a company that last year was valued at over £3 billion. it has built its success on the growth of the mobile technology industry. we are a tech business and one of the uk's leading tech businesses. but the industry has been coming under greater scrutiny and, as the boss of sky bet prepares to leave his role injune, he had a frank admission. i think if you look in the past, the industry has encouraged people to spend beyond their means. the industry has not done enough to look after problem gamblers. we need to do more, to self regulate, and if we don't do more, there will be more regulation.
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jack took his own life, the other boys took their own lives, because they felt they would never be free from gambling. charles and liz ritchie lost their son, jack, in 2017, after he ended his own life battling a hidden gambling addiction. their charity stages a walk next month to football clubs across the north of england in a bid to get the clubs to end their association with the gambling industry. i think that what richard flint says just feels a total understatement of the problem. actually, what we have got is that there are hundreds of thousands of people across the country who have got a serious mental health problem. i feel insulted. it insults the memory ofjack, and it insults the memory of all the boys from gambling with lives and i know the other mums are going to feel the same as me. betting should never get in the way of your enjoyment of sport... the gambling industry gives around £10 million in funding a year to gambling addiction charities, but the boss of sky bet says the industry should now consider funding gambling treatment centres.
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i have been to the gordon moody centre, which is a residential centre for problem gamblers. you can see the devastation that gambling addiction has caused for those people and their families. i think we need a better network of those sorts of centres around the country. leeds is opening one up this summer, which is a great step forward. the growth of the mobile betting and gaming market looks set to continue in the coming years and so will the debate about how we protect and treat problem gamblers. david rhodes, bbc news, leeds. the organisation that represents the top 24 universities in the uk, has scrapped a controversial list of "preferred" a—levels. critics said the russell group were encouraging schools to sideline creative subjects, such as art, music and drama. instead, the list is being replaced by a new interactive website for pupils choosing their college subjects. the hundred wealthiest families and charitable institutions in britain have been sent a letter by a group of leading scientists, asking for help in tackling climate change. the letter highlights
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the danger of deforestation, carbon emissions and species extinction, and asks for a significant investment to prevent what it calls an "ecological catastrophe". the search has begun for a buyer for british steel, which was placed into compulsory liquidation yesterday. it follows a breakdown in rescue talks between the government and the company's owner, greybull. the collapse has put 5,000 jobs at risk, with another 20,000 people in the company's supply chain facing uncertainty. the hs2 rail scheme is one of the uk's biggest and most expensive infrastructure projects. its supporters say the high—speed line is crucial to the future of the economy, while critics call the billions of pounds that will be spent on the project a waste of money which won't benefit the areas it is designed to help. our business presenter ben thompson has been to hs2's birmingham construction site to find out more.
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welcome to birmingham on the site of what will be the curzon street station. it will be the birmingham end of that first phase of the hs2 line that brings passengers from london to here in birmingham and then, ultimately, onwards towards manchester and leeds. but already, of course, lots of concern about this project, whether it will be delivered on time and budget. already a massive cost associated with delivering this line, and the man whose job it is is mark thurston, the chief executive of hs2. good morning. you have a big job on your hands. how do you make sure you get this delivered on—time and on budget because we all know that in this country, we are not very good at doing that, are we? well, i think that is the challenge for us. we are in uncharted territory here. we have done some big projects in the uk in the last 20 or 30 years but this thing is a national endeavour and we have not built a railway north of london for over a hundred years. it will require political commitment, it will require commitment of the organisation. i think central and local government have to work together, and it is going to test our uk supply chain because it is going to
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probably at peak need about 30,000. today we have announced 9000 people already working on high speed 2, so it will become a huge enterprise, employing some of the best talent that our engineering and construction sector has. but it is an expensive project and many would say that money is better spent elsewhere. the house of lords saying, look, they don't think it is value for money, far from convinced it will be finished on budget, they say. as the boss, that must hurt. well, it is two things here. one is the benefits for hs2 and the business case for hs2 is very strong. £92 billion worth of benefits for the investment, but it is a long—term project. the investment of hs2 is over 25 years of course, in that time the government continues to invest in existing railways, continues to invest in our road system. but hs2 is a transformational project, it will change the way our country operates, and i have seen that personally oversees, in other countries where they have high—speed city—to—city links. if you think that when we are complete, you will be able to get from here in birmingham, the heart of the country, south
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to london or north—east or north—west to leeds or manchester, in about 45, 50 minutes, that is transformational. the decisions that people can make about where they live and work, when you've got this railway working, is really significant. on paper, that is all wonderful, improving capacity and improving speed but a lot are saying, look, if we spend too much on this first phase, the line from london to birmingham, there is a real danger that you don't even build the next bit, the bit up to manchester and leeds. what commitment have you got to do that? well, two things there. firstly, we only have legislation for the first phase and we are looking to deposit the legislation into the house next year for the second phase. so, we are still working to that programme. 0ur expectation is we will get royal assent in 2023. but again, the economics, the real prize for the country is to connect birmingham, leeds and manchester. you create effectively a metropolitan area of about 10 million people, and that will be transformational. certainly it will go a long way to rebalancing our economy. mark, good luck. a big job on your hands. really nice to see you, thanks very much. mark thurston, the chief executive of hs2. clearly, big questions about whether they can do just that, deliver it on time and on budget.
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a lot of work to do. the final trains on that last phase are expected to be running by the year 2033. the headlines on bbc news... it is almost a quarter past nine. number ten insists the government will publish theresa may's revised brexit withdrawal bill tomorrow, despite an angry backlash and growing calls for her to stand down. voting gets under way for elections to the european parliament. results will be announced on sunday. the boss of one the uk's biggest online betting companies tells the bbc that the industry hasn't done enough to look after problem gamblers. in sport, plans to expand the 2022 world cup 248 teams have been scrapped. —— up to 48 teams. fifa wa nted scrapped. —— up to 48 teams. fifa wanted the expansion at the tournament in qatar but found it was not viable after consolation. danny
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cipriani has sent another node to england before the world cup. the gloucester fly— half england before the world cup. the gloucester fly—half is expected to be overlooked but has been given the premiership player of the year award as well as the players player of the year, only the second player to achieve that. at lunchtime, england name their squad for the netballer world cup. the tournament takes place in liverpool injuly. i will be back in about half an hour with more on those stories. voters in india will finally find out today who has won the general election after a long and bitter campaign. prime minister narendra modi's governing party has taken a decisive lead as counting continues. it has been the largest democratic exercise in history, lasting for six weeks. 900 million people were eligible to vote — that's four times as many voters as the united states. voting took place at1 million polling stations across the country. there were seven
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phases of polling over 39 days. and after the marathon general election, india will today find out the results. counting began at 8am local time, voters had a myriad of parties to choose from, but two dominate the political landscape. here's karin giannone in delhi. five years ago, narendra modi and his bharatiya janata party, or bjp, swept to power in a landslide victory. the bjp is a hindu nationalist party of enormous popular appeal. many, though, accuse it of deliberately stoking religious tension and even undermining india's secular and democratic traditions. narendra modi, who is 68, styles himself as the nation's security guard, with air strikes on pakistan earlier this after an attack on indian soldiers in kashmir. tensions with its neighbour have put security at the heart
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of this election campaign. this year, the bjp is the incumbent with a record to defend. will they be able to repeat the resounding success they had in 2014? congress, india's grand old party, which steered the country to independence more than 70 years ago from british rule. it is a party intrinsically linked to the gandhi family. congress is a secular party which has dominated indian politics since independence. it has led the government here for 49 of those years, but its performance in 2014 was its worst ever, trounced by narendra modi's bjp. now, 48—year—old rahul, son of rajiv, grandson of indira and great grandson of india's first prime minister, nehru, is once again congress's candidate for prime minister. but in a country with young voters who are less nostalgic about the past, the prestigious gandhi name any match for the might and the charisma of modi?
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well, as we've heard, results are coming in after six weeks of voting ended on sunday. counting began early this morning. 0ur correspondent yogita limaye is in prime minister modi's constituency of varanasi, in the northern state of uttar pradesh. she explains just how votes are being counted. what you are seeing in those men's hands are electronic voting machines, the machines on which indians have cast their votes. they are being taken out from a strong room, which is basically a safe, secure room where the machines are kept from after voting day until counting day and they are now being taken to the counting centre and thatis taken to the counting centre and that is where we will find out what the results are. you can see the men walking right across what is actually usually a market for agricultural produce but fought today which has turned into this
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massive counting centre. inside the centre, each electronic voting machine is opened in the presence of election officers. they press a button on the machine and with that they can find out the number of votes for each candidate. the count from every machine is then taken and you can see the tally on a whiteboard at the far end of the room. we are in the city of varanasi which is prime minister narendra modi's constituency. 0verall which is prime minister narendra modi's constituency. overall in the country there are more than 1.7 million machines being counted all over india. and for more on this, our correspondent divya arya is in delhi. hello. this is epic in scale and will it be narendra modi once more after the final votes have been counted? the trends seem to suggest a very clear picture. last time, in 2014, bjp had enough numbers to form the government on its own even
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without its allies and it has only bettered the tally, or on the way to doing so at this time round. again, ina doing so at this time round. again, in a position to make the government on its own but we have to wait for the final results to come out. the congress, which had its worst show in the last elections in 2014, seems to be bettering it marginally but the biggest news point coming out right now is that the congress leader, mr rahul gandhi, is trailing ina leader, mr rahul gandhi, is trailing in a constituency he has won for many elections in the northern indian state of uttar pradesh and if he actually lost that constituency, where he is facing a firebrand bjp minister, who contested last time round as well but lost, that would bea round as well but lost, that would be a very big embarrassment for the party. mr rahul gandhi contested from two seats this time, either anticipating this or trying to send anticipating this or trying to send a message across that the congress party is also interested in the
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southern half of india and also contesting for a southern indian constituency but a big setback for the congress party which are promised morejobs, more development and, most importantly, more inclusiveness. i havejust returned from the bjp office in delhi where celebrations have already begun and i was speaking to one of the muslim spokespersons of the party, and there are very few, and i asked her about the doubts cast about what this would mean for the muslims going forward, considering there is very little representation of muslims within the party. of course they have given tickets to very few muslims and therefore the number of muslims and therefore the number of muslims in the indian parliament from the last election when bjp got this thumping majority has been the worst or the smallest since india gained independence. this time round, we will have to see if that im proves round, we will have to see if that improves at all or not. the party itself has not given more tickets to muslims. she was very defensive and
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said that the task of the government is to bring in development for all and the policies, when executed on the ground, do not discriminate between hindus and muslims and this isa between hindus and muslims and this is a wrong perception about the party, that it discriminates against the muslim population. going forward , the muslim population. going forward, she plans to work with the divinity to convince them and make them join the party in larger numbers which, she says, which will eventually lead to an increase in the representation of muslims within the representation of muslims within the party. those concerns have been voiced and continue to be voiced today as twitter is awash with a lot of people writing about what this means for the idea of india, the secularfabric india means for the idea of india, the secular fabric india as it goes forward. but the day definitely at the moment seems to belong to the bj p the moment seems to belong to the bjp and its leader, mr narendra modi. expanding on the thought of going forward, if mr modi does win another term, what does it mean for india? he obviously campaigned very
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much as india's strongman. definitely, and the vote seems be for that. his big pluses have been the fact that he takes decisions, he is not corrupt personally, the leaders in his party are not corrupt. he is ready to take strong decisions in terms of attacking pakistan or taking any kind of reactive action against pakistan if they work to be violent towards india across borders, and take out any terror attacks. those promises definitely art something he will keep. there was also a promise that was repeated again and again by the party president, mr amit shah, when they said that they will make sure that there is no migration of muslims from bangladesh and other places. within india they have promised to make a register of citizens where mr amit shah tweeted that all hindus and this will be safe but he did not say that muslims would be part about register. —— and
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buddhists. there a fair amount of anxiety on that front and a lot of questions asked how independent various institutions, the central bureau of investigation india's premier investigative agency, the judiciary, the police, the army and also the election commission of india which has come under a lot of criticism in the conduct of the elections, how independent will those institutions be after this thumping majority remains a big concern. thank you very much indeed. the uk has rejected a united nations resolution demanding it gives back control of the chagos islands in the indian ocean to mauritius. the non—binding vote was supported by 116 nations, with the uk being just one of six countries opposing it. mauritius says it was forced to give up the indian ocean group — now a british 0verseas territory — in 1965 in exchange for independence. there are calls for nato to do more
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to stop russia from interfering in overseas elections and targeting government computer networks. the foreign secretary, jeremy hunt, will address a conference on cyber security later. he'll warn that moscow is mounting a campaign to compromise the infrastructure of other countries. when you think about satellites in space, you probably imagine them collecting data from across the universe. but what about helping us find abandoned supermarket trolleys or locating public loos? those are the winning ideas in a uk space agency competition for teenagers, looking for inspiration on how satellites can improve life on earth. tim muffett went to meet one of the winners. satellites have changed the way we live our lives, because they also prevent sights like this, or this. lowena hopes so. it was seeing trolleys like this in car parks, on the sides of roads, in waterways, and that's
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when my idea of trolley tracker, which uses gps to track abandoned trolleys, first came into being. there is a gps, a global positioning system, if its gps coordinates go out of certain bounds, it sends a signal to the supermarket saying where the trolley is, so that helps the supermarket keep track of where these trolleys are and it eventually leads to the supermarkets being able to re—collect the trolleys. so, the actual device is planning to go in the handle, instead of replacing the entire trolley, which makes the actual solution cheaper and it means that supermarkets are more incentivised to take this idea on board. it is stilljust an idea, but it has landed lowena the individualfirst prize in the uk space agency satelife competition. you can see the routes that people take to abandon them, where they are commonly abandoned, at what time of day, what day of the week. that allows supermarkets to better route plan, so they are able to put in better preventative methods. it's thought hundreds of thousands of trolleys are abandoned every year — costly not just to supermarkets
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but the environment as well. they can cause flooding and damage wildlife. i'm going to present my idea to a panel of people who hopefully will give me some support for my idea and i hope to work with supermarkets and local governments to solve this issue. congratulations to the winners. in a moment the weather but first let's here's victoria derbyshire with what she's got coming up in her programme at ten. this morning we have an exclusive film from inside eight mental health unit where we have discovered up to 50 patients with learning disabilities and autism are stuck there when they actually should be released. it's like being thrown in the deep end. you have to learn to cope quite quickly and adapt quite quickly, because you are surrounded by people who are going through the same thing. when i first got here, it was hard because it is so
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restrictive and you have to be observed on the toilet and observed with a pen and all those things which are really, you don't think you need but they put in place for your safety. join us for the full report at ten o'clock on bbc two, the bbc news channel and online. let's ta ke the bbc news channel and online. let's take a look at the weather right now with matt taylor. good morning, bit of sunshine overhead and a fine start for many. this was in the scottish borders in the last half an hour. a bit patchy cloud but warming up nicely after a chilly start. the far north of scotla nd chilly start. the far north of scotland is the biggest exception much like yesterday, a lot of cloud and outbreaks of rain which continue through the morning. further south, some breaks in that cloud, some in northern ireland and northern england but in the isle of man and southern cumbria, north lancashire and the yorkshire dales, patchy light rain but that will fizzle out. south of that, mostly dry with sunny spells. even if the sunshine is a
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bit hazy in the west. maybe the odd shower later on in cornwall, staying damp in the northern half of scotla nd damp in the northern half of scotland but for most it is a dry day and very pleasant. temperatures reaching 23 degrees in the south—east. cool with the cloud in place and outbreaks of rain in northern scotland. a fresh breeze through the day which through tonight continues to bring in cloud and further rain at times. the odd shower can't be ruled out in wales and south—west england but most will have a dry night with clear skies. the odd mist and fog temperatures into single figures for many to start friday morning. warming up again with spells of hazy sunshine for most. cloud and rain in scotland will gradually break up into lighter showers. things could brighten up. the greater chance of some showers in western england and wales tomorrow but most state dry again. temperatures are similar to today if not won a 2 degrees down as the breeze picks up a bit. looking good for those heading to middlesbrough
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for those heading to middlesbrough for the start of radio 1's big weekend. that is dry, maybe some cloud, a damp start on sunday but it should brighten up and fingers crossed you will not see too much rain. not much rain around on saturday, a few showers in southern counties and later in western scotla nd counties and later in western scotland and northern ireland, patchy light rain and drizzle comes in but most have another dry day with hazy sunshine and temperatures still in the mid to high teens if not low 20s. the big change for the weekend comes on sunday as weather fronts put in off the atlantic being outbreaks of rain in scotland quite widely, and northern ireland. brightening up in southern and western scotland and northern ireland later. cloud and occasional showers push across england and wales on sunday. no guarantee you will see the rain, particularly further south and east, but it will feel a bit fresher. fresher still on bank holiday monday and after a sunny start up a few showers in the north and west.
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hello, this is bbc news, with annita mcveigh. the headlines: number ten insists the government will publish theresa may's revised brexit withdrawal bill tomorrow, despite an angry backlash and growing calls for her to stand down. voting gets under way for elections to the european parliament — results will be announced on sunday. the boss of one the uk's biggest online betting companies tells the bbc that the industry hasn't done enough to look after problem gamblers. indian prime minister narendra modi's governing party has taken a decisive lead, as votes are counted after the country's marathon general election. and... using satellites to track down supermarket trolleys, or public loos, are the winning ideas in a space competition. there's a special message for all the young participants. hello, i'm european space agency astronaut tim peake and i'd
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like to say huge congratulations to everybody who took part in the satellife competition, but particularly to the winners. time now for the morning briefing, where we bring you up to speed on the stories people are watching, reading and sharing. we will begin with the story you have just been hearing about in that summary. bbc breakfast have been covering the story of a competition run by the uk space agency — looking for inspiration from teenagers on how satellites can improve life on earth. the young entrants came up with some creative ideas — such as using satellites to help find abandoned supermarket trolleys and to locate public toilets. a little earlier, tim muffett caught up with a few of the winners on fistral beach, in cornwall, and they talked him through their idea. so, the project is an app through your mobile phone and it'll show you a map with the public toilets marked on. and if you have a disability, you can reserve the toilets, but if you don't, you can find them anywhere around you.
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very good, very simple idea. judd, who is it aimed at? we've aimed it at people with crohn's disease and bowel disease. and we've also thought about the general public, because it can be aimed at all of them as well, especially children. and what about you, matthew — the tech, sounds pretty complicated, is it? how would it work? well, first of all, we decided you'd set up a gps, just like any satnav in your car, just for the general navigation. that will allow it to work off—line, so you wouldn't need an internet connection when travelling. i then considered that we'd use motorised locks, so users who are allowed to reserve toilets would be able to lock the toilets before they get there and unlock them with their phone as they arrive. such a good idea. it's ingenious. and, joel, what would you like... this wouldn't be just aimed here, would it, how would you like to roll this out, eventually? ok, so, we would like to roll it out to eventually the entire world. and by doing so, we contacted a couple of charities, and they said that they were interested
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in the idea. and we just kind of went from there, really. such a brilliant idea. and you know what, it's notjust me who thinks this is a brilliant idea and the uk space agency, but a very special man, who is an inspiration for a lot of young people — he's been to space himself — tim peake, let's hear what he has to say to you. hello, i'm european space agency astronaut tim peake and i'd like to say huge congratulations to everybody who took part in the satellife competition, but particularly to the winners. so tojudd, calvin, matthew and joel, your app for finding a public loo is brilliant. and as a father of two young boys, i know that when you need to find a loo, it's really important, so well done. and to lowena, your app for finding supermarket trolleys is great. and i hope that they both come into reality, and that we can end up using those apps very soon. so, well done, and to all those who took part, great job. wow, tim peake! that's pretty impressive, isn't it? he was speaking at the science museum. that's actually... the module behind him was the one he came down from space to earth in, and that's been on display in the science museum and has been on a bit of a national tour.
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how does it feel to be congratulated by tim peake? amazing, wow! sticking with the theme of space and with the theme of tim peake... the european space agency astronaut was on radio 4's today programme this morning, speaking about his journey into space in the soyuz capsule. the capsule is set to go on permanent display at london's science museum after a nationwide tour, and so tim wasjoined by the science museum group's director. it's a fantastic vehicle to be able to travel in. the soyuz aircraft, firstly, from an astronaut‘s point of view, it's the safest rocket that there is to date. but also, its incredibly fun to fly. it's a fairly fast rocket. eight minutes 48 seconds to get you into orbit. and the power and the acceleration as you leave the launch pad is quite exhilarating. right, but the state of it afterwards, i mean, not exactly battered, but certainly scorched. you can see that from the outside, in the capsule that's going to go
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on display at the science museum. it is, that's part of its character. i mean, the spacecraft actually kind of blows itself into three parts before re—entering. only the descent module enters through the earth's atmosphere. the other two components burn up. so it does get exposed, 1,700 celsius, and about again eight minutes of up to 6gs of deceleration. do you feel the heat inside? you do feel the heat. and at that point, you've jetisoned a lot of your electrical systems and your ventilation system, so you're recirculating air inside the capsule. it's very, very hot and you're drenched in sweat inside our spacesuits. frightening? even though i know you train for it, but still the actual experience. it... it is, i mean, you are obviously in a very dynamic situation. the parachutes need to open. that's the main moment at which we kind of breathe a sigh of relief inside the capsule that we're safely on our way back down to earth. well, now it goes on display at the science museum in london. it has been round the country
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to various places over the last couple of years? that's right, over 20 months. how did you get it, though? well, i happened to be in russia, negotiating over some exhibition projects, when tim was actually at the international space station. and i thought, well, why don't ijust be rather bold and say to the russians, can we have the capsule when tim's back on earth? to which, the russians said, let's wait until he's actually back on earth and then phone us later — in a very russian way. so we negotiated for about a year, because in fact, persuading the russians to allow you to have these objects is incredibly difficult. but we achieved it. and then we decided that actually, it was such a great triumph, we would do something with it. because the theme was very striking. because the thing that was very striking and i'll never forget was that the uk space agency had an amazing education programme before and during tim's mission, right across the country. and space is such an incredible subject to inspire children. and of course, tim is a british astronaut, so we thought, well,
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actually, this is a british mission, let's send it round the country. so it went to lots of museums in england, but also to wales, scotland and northern ireland. charities have warned that prison officers " routinely ignore" rules on when to use body—worn video cameras and fail to record use of force against inmates. separate bbc research has found that this year, nine jails have raised concerns about the under—use of cameras in prisons. the prison officers association have declined to comment on this. well, a little earlier on the today programme, frances crook, chief executive of the howard league for penal reform said the use of cameras acted as a protection for both prisoners and staff. it's very worrying. violence inside presence is going up every day. violence by prisoners and use of force by staff. now, if we are going to reduce violence and make prison a safer place, we have to use things like body—worn cameras and staff should be using them for their own protection apart from anything else, but also because prisons are violent places. and this protection should be routine. we don't know exactly why this isn't happening to the
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extent it should, it is supposed to happen example if they expect to use force. do you think that the prison officers either just force. do you think that the prison officers eitherjust don't know the protocol, or they are worried about the cameras incriminating them?|j don't the cameras incriminating them?” don't know the answer to that. we need to find out. why is it that prison staff are not using the cameras, which are there to protect them as much as anything else against false allegations, but also to protect prisoners. i mean, the independent inquiry into sex abuse in prisons found that there had been more than 1,000 allegations by children of sexual assault by staff. now, we need to protect people who are detained and the body—worn cameras, like cctv, a part of that protection. people in prison cannot run away from confrontation and when we for example at the howard league, our legal team has got hold of video evidence, we have sometimes found that it has not supported what prison officers are alleging. probably why they might be worried. well, exactly. there was one case
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where we found that the prison officers were alleging one young man had done something that actually, they didn't know the difference between two black men, they got confused. so, i mean, what happens when you ask for the evidence. in a case you take—up, due get told often the footage is not there when you think it should have been? there has been comforted did not there, it has not been used and sometimes the prisons are reluctant to hand it over eve n prisons are reluctant to hand it over even when it is there. prison should be places ofjustice, they should be places ofjustice, they should be places ofjustice, they should be fair places, they should be places that show an example of how justice and fairness be places that show an example of howjustice and fairness at work because otherwise, what are there for? -- what are they there for? let's look at what you have been looking at and watching. number three is china been confirmed as the source of the rise in cfcs. the type
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of chemical thought to be one of the main chemicals behind the destruction of the ozone layer. in 2010, there was a global decision that the production of this chemical should be phased out and initially, atmospheric tests showed that it was declining. but in the last couple of yea rs, declining. but in the last couple of years, it has been going back up again and so researchers have been able to pinpoint the major source responsible for this as being production of a type of insulation in the east of china. the study has been published in thejournal nature. you can see more details about it here and the report authors argue that if this is not tackled, it could delay the healing of some of those holes in the ozone layer that scientists are trying to achieve. now, china has said it has already started to clamp down on production of this cfc 11 by what it calls rag manufacturers. and the most watched, number two is this
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rather extraordinary chase by police on the streets of los angeles. not your average case, as the title says. it is not a car, it is a massive rv, recreational vehicle, motorhome, whatever you want to call it. it went careering through the streets of los angeles, as can see. the driver, a woman come up with two dogs on board as well. and if you just watch, you can see one of the dog is poking its head out through a hole in the windscreen. and you can see the damage on the side of the vehicle, it was involved in at least six collisions. and one dog jumps out while it is still moving. which is incredible it was not injured. and if you watch the rest of this, you will see eventually, it does come to a halt and crashes into something and you see a woman and one of the dogs running away and the police pursuing and catching her. that is at number two in our most
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watched. that's it for today's morning briefing. sport now, and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's 0lly foster. good morning. plans to expand the next world cup have been scrapped. this is a big blow for the fifa president gianni infantino, who had been driving the proposals to make the 2022 world cup in qatar a 48—team tournement instead of 32. that would require other gulf states to co—host — and given the delicate political releations in the region, it was felt that a bigger world cup just wasn't viable. the 2026 tournament in canada, the us and mexico is scheduled to feature 48 teams. lewis hamilton was excused from facing the media yesterday, following the death of niki lauda. the three—time world champion was instrumental in bringing hamilton to mercedes. formula 1 is in monaco at the moment of the weekend's grand prix, and the british driver was too upset to talk about the austrian‘s death. he posted this on instagram:
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"my buddy, i am struggling to believe you are gone. i will miss our conversations, our laughs, the big hugs after winning races together. it's truly been an honour working alomgside you over these past seven years. i wouldn't have even been in this team if it wasn't for you. god rest your soul. thanks for being a bright light in my life. i'll always be there for your family should they ever need me. love you, man. yourfriend always, lewis. he was a massive motivation for everyone, for myself as well, for sure, as a driver. with everything he has achieved, and with the difficult career he had and all the comebacks and everything. but also as a person, it's been great, i'll never forget the many, many good moments. mercedes, the other driver, many giving tributes to niki lauda yesterday and i am sure they will mark his passing during that grumpy weekend as well. —— grand prix.
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now, danny cipriani has completed a rare double. the gloucester fly—half had already won the players‘ player award, but now he is also the premiership player of the year, only the second man to achieve that. in his debut season with gloucester, he has been key to their run to the play—offs, where they'll face saracens on saturday. despite his sparkling club form, he is expected to be overlooked by eddiejones when he picks his squad for the world cup in japan later this year. former england captain dylan hartley has been out since december with a knee injury and there were fears that he might miss the world cup as well. but the director of rugby at his club, northampton saints, says that the 33—year—old hooker will be avaialble. i think he will be by the time we get there. he would be underdone. sometimes, those injuries can be a blessing in disguise. because i know when he finally gets on the field,
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he will be as frisky as anything. so the counter side of that is the guys that have had to play an awful lot of minutes through the six nations and through the premiership clubs, some of those guys might be a little bit weary, where as i am sure dylan along with a couple of guys that will be returning will be very fresh. it's a year of world cups, women's football and men's cricket coming up, and today, it's england netball‘s turn to reveal their squad for the world cup. we already know that former captain ama agbeze won't be in it after struggling with injury. tracey neville will name her final 12 this afternoon and will reveal the new skipper too. the touranment will take place injuly in liverpool. let's have a look at some of this morning's back pages... the mail: the chelsea manager talking head of the europa league final against arsenal next week.
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back me or sack me — europa league final shouldn't settle my fate. the times: fifa scraps 48—team plans — because of the delicate political situation and the infrastructure, will it be able to support the extra teams? they think not. a lot of papers have pictures of the australian cricket team head of the world cup, they have been playing the west indies. remember those players who were banned in disgrace after the ball tampering? steve smith and david warner play and the cricket world cup starts a week today, england against south africa at the oval. just a reminder that sportsday is on bbc news at 6:30 this evening. we will round at the latest for you,
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thatis we will round at the latest for you, that is all your support for you, that is all your support for you, thatis that is all your support for you, that is all your support for you, that is all your support finau. thank you very much. the headlines on bbc news... number ten insists the government will publish theresa may's revised brexit withdrawal bill tomorrow, despite an angry backlash and growing calls for her to stand down. voting gets under way for elections to the european parliament — results will be announced on sunday. the boss of one the uk's biggest online betting companies tells the bbc that the industry hasn't done enough to look after problem gamblers. secondary school pupils in middlesbrough are four times more likely to face periods of exclusion than anywhere else in england, with rates four times the national average. it can often have an impact on a child's mental health with increasing numbers of children in the town in need mental and emotional support. as part of the bbc‘s we are middlesbrough week frankie mccamley went to meet people in the community who are turning
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things around. jonny helps out at youth centres across middlesbrough, offering guidance and support through games. he was bullied in school, which led to depression. once i became 16 after proms, that is when it all kind of just after proms, that is when it all kind ofjust hit me at once. and i had got my hands on alcohol when i shouldn't have. i attempted to drink myself to death. and why were you in such a bad place? partly the bullying and partly i think i let myself get into that state, i just gave up. i just myself get into that state, i just gave up. ijust want myself get into that state, i just gave up. i just want to myself get into that state, i just gave up. ijust want to be done with this now. studying for a degree, he now wa nts this now. studying for a degree, he now wants to help increasing numbers of people struggling in the town. now wants to help increasing numbers of people struggling in the townm if you just keep going with it, you will get there. lewis was excluded from school. i have been to different people. feeling better, training to be a mechanic and hopefully an apprenticeship, get me somewhere in life. increasingly, it
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is some of the most vulnerable children living in deprived areas in england who are most at risk of exclusion, but here in middlesbrough, you don't have to go far to see the other side of the story. there are more young people going to university, and the number of those not in education or employment is lower than the national average. part of the reason for that is the people in this community. hundreds of women come to lisa's training salon every week.” found it a bit easier to do that. these colours really suit and olive skin. 20-year-old as she was excluded from one school and moved to another which can have an impact ona to another which can have an impact on a child mental health.” to another which can have an impact on a child mental health. ijust we nt on a child mental health. ijust went through the roof and ijust wasn't around my friends and i felt i was all by myself in a tiny hole, like i couldn't get out of. many of the women here have also struggled with confidence. ijust believe in
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them, give them hope and help them with their aspirations to become a reality. if someone has got an education, they have options come up with options, you have opportunities. and one of those people who use opportunities is lisa's former student alicia who ended up in hospital with depression. she has now opened her new shop. i didn't even need to talk to my parents, and were to stay in my room, to my parents, and were to stay in my room , now to my parents, and were to stay in my room, now i am always down talking to them, telling them my ideas. from selling to friends to selling around the world, her main idea, the sky is the limit. researchers in israel have unveiled what they've described as a "breakthrough" beer. it was made from ancient yeast that had survived in pottery excavated from the holy land. nimesh thaker has more. it is said good things come to those who wait, so how about 5,000 years? that is how long it took to make this group. this is the first time
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when we actually used ancient materials with agent —— to make ancient fear. archaeologists extracted six strains of yeast from vessels discovered in excavations in the holy land and they created a drink similarto the holy land and they created a drink similar to wheat fear with an alcohol content of 6% as well as a 1496 alcohol content of 6% as well as a 14% mead. researchers believe areas of ancient egypt and the wider population would have enjoyed similardrinks and population would have enjoyed similar drinks and implemented products were seen as a commodity, far less risky than water which was often contaminated. this is thought to be the first time alcohol has been created from ancient yeast found in pottery from the past. but the question and everyone's mind, what does it taste like? it is good, very good. it tasted great. well, i drinka lot very good. it tasted great. well, i drink a lot of fear, so i canjudge. scientists say their work helps us
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better understand the flavours of the ancient world. the added bonus is that they get to toast their discovery with a well earned fear. tomorrow is the 200th anniversary of the birth of queen victoria. to honour the occasion, kensington palace, her the childhood home, will be hosting two exhibitions dedicated to her life. victoria holland went to have a look. this is actually the room that queen victoria was born in. this was not her cot, but this is of the era, but this would have been her actual bed. this was usually at windsor castle. it was the bed she shared with prince albert. you can see how short it is. this room is one of many that has been converted for back to the victorian era, as part of this exhibition at kensington palace. when she was born, she was seventh in line to the throne and suddenly at 18, she became queen. this is one of her dresses, so different to how
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we usually think of her. joining me now is the exhibition curator, claudia. this dress is not like the black victoria we think of. that's right. it dates from about 1843, it is one of her earliest surviving dresses and it shows a really different side to victoria, and that's what we want to do with the exhibition here at kensington. it's a beautiful cream organza, covered in hand embroidery, colourful, floral hand embroidery, and it shows this vivacious, youthful side of victoria early in her marriage. you have been focusing on her childhood. what was that like for her? quite a strict upbringing? that's right, life at kensington palace vacillated between these very happy early years where she was spoiled, indulged, the centre of the household, but in her adolescence, it becomes a hothouse of tensions between her, her mother and the bad guy of our story, a man called john conroy. what sorts of things did she have here? she has dolls houses and toys, what would it have been like living in kensington palace?
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she was never wanting for material things. we have been able to bring together for the first time in almost 200 years a lot of her childhood toys, dolls and sketchbooks, some of her clothing and her handwriting and school books. i think materially, she never wanted for anything. quite often, she felt lonely and suffocated. thank you. we will be exploring some of the other rooms in the next hour and looking at how victoria's life evolved as she became queen and took on a huge responsiblity, just a month after turning 18. now it's time for a look at the weather. simon king. good morning, sunny spells across many parts of the uk. little change over the next two or three days. but into the bank holiday, weekend, things turn more unsettled. this is dorset at the moment. you can see a lot of sunshine across central and
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southern areas. a bit of cloud across northern england and more cloud across northern scotland. that is still bringing us some quite heavy rain at the moment which will continue into the afternoon, accompanied by a blustery north—westerly wind. that makes it feel quite chilly as well. for most, there will be more cloudy northern ireland compared to yesterday. for most, we keep sunny spells. the contest in temperatures for many coming into the 20s, but towards northern parts, it feels a little chillier. tonight, we continue with showery rain in the far north east of scotland. elsewhere, largely dry with varying cloud into friday morning. 0vernight temperatures, no lower than about seven to even 12 degrees. a mild night in the south east. during friday, it is going to be fairly similarto east. during friday, it is going to be fairly similar to today. perhaps a bit more cloud compared to today. and for scotland, still outbreaks of rain in the north east. that should ease away into the afternoon. for england and wales, there could be
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showers, particularly for wales, midlands, the west country, but temperatures are a similar party today, 18, 20 celsius. chilly again in the far north and north east of scotland, 11—13d here. and into the weekend, you notice we have this weather system pushing its way in from the atlantic, moving mainly during sunday. either decided that, drier weather. so set on saturday, a sunny start to the day and cloud increases a little bit. especially in the with rain pushing into northern ireland and the west of scotland. dry for most of us. and those temperatures again up into the high teens, perhaps the low 20s in the south east. by sunday, the rain moves through. quite heavy for scotland. for england and wales, the rain is patchy and more showery into the south east. brighter skies developing behind that area of rain. temperatures still on the warm side.
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around 15 to 21 celsius. sunday, probably the wettest day of the weekend. by monday, showers in the north and west but for most, dry and bright spells but a bit cooler, goodbye.
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hello. it's thursday. it's ten o'clock. i'm victoria derbyshire. this morning we've been given exclusive access to a mental health hospital where the boss tells us that up to 50 patients in their care are stuck, waiting to be released. one should have been discharged 524 days ago. last month we revealed that one of these patients tried to take her life by swallowing a toothbrush. now we've been inside the facility. are there patients here who shouldn't be here? yes, absolutely there are. at any given point in time, across just short of 800 inpatients, service users that we have here, we have between 35 and 50 patients who are not clinically benefiting from being in an inpatient secure environment. if a patient is in extreme distress or is a risk to themselves


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