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mourning rather than celebration here, the opposition congress party. rahul gandhi, torchbearer for india's first family, great grandson of the country's first ever prime minister, the great hope who never delivered. this is bbc news, i'm rebecca jones. the headlines at 8pm: today is not the day for me to go under growing pressure, the government delays publication of theresa may's revised brexit into the details of this mandate. plans amid a backlash in her own cabinet. today is the day that a new prime minister has been elected, and today's the day to wish him a former youth football coach, all the best. while his opponents campaigned, bob higgins, is found guilty of indecently assaulting numerous mr modi went on a pilgrimage. in this deeply religious country, he's electrified millions of hindus, boys over more than 20 years. but scorched its minorities. bob higgins is a india's secular soul, enshrined predatory paedophile. he thrived on controlling in its constitution, is at stake. and manipulating the situation he found himself in. journalist rana ayyoub he held the career and prospects is a prominent critic of mr modi. of those young men in his hands, modi has fought this election and he exploited that on fear, the fear of muslims, in the most disgraceful way. the fear of infiltrators, the fear of outsiders, on this entire idea of giving back his supporters are happy, hindus that hindu pride. but can prime minister modi unite a divided india after a landslide so, when that comes into question, it is very difficult to lose an election. victory in the general election? narendra modi rode to power in 2014
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a minister condemns as "appalling" promising to serve the poor, the abuse of vulnerable patients the weak and the marginalised. uncovered by the bbc at a hospital in the world's fastest—growing economy, many say he has in county durham. failed to deliver the good days he promised. and judith kerr, the author who delighted millions of children with her bestseller "he promised jobs and housing the tiger who came to tea, has died. in the last five years. she was 95. he's not fulfilled that. what can i expect from him now?" asks shanaz, who sleeps on the streets. unemployment is at its highest for 50 years. but for believers like surendra, he's their only hope. good evening, and welcome to bbc news. the government has decided not to publish theresa may's revised brexit withdrawal bill tomorrow as planned, but instead "mr modi will remove in earlyjune. unemployment this time, the job's been left half done the delay comes as pressure but it will happen." on the prime minister to resign like other nationalistic world grows following changes to her plans leaders, narendra modi offers a vision of hope and national pride, for leaving the european union, of protection against outside threats, but he's reinvigorated which have angered a climate of fear and suspicion. many in her own party.
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the commons leader andrea leadsom will he be able to steer a country stepped down yesterday over the new proposals. now characterised by deep divides towards the bright future our political editor laura kuenssberg reports. he has promised ? in a country so divided, how did narendra modi pull off emergency? such a stunning victory? it may well be. well, one game—changer was a few an investigation on whitehall, months ago when tensions while behind downing street's gates, between india and neighbouring the prime minister is hanging on. pakistan ratcheted up close to the brink of nuclear war. a senior mpjoking the bunker is locked from the inside. calls for her to quit, growing... morning. back then, mr modi said ..after one of her colleagues jumped first. he was the only person who could guard the gates of india, i have no doubts that i made the right decision, and, of course, and playing into a brand of fear, it's for the prime minister he offered them a brand of hope, to decide what's right for her and for the country. and people bought it. thanks very much. rajini vaidyanathan live in delhi. will others follow her out the door? plenty of them have concerns, but no sign yet. will you be following in the steps of angela leadsom and resigning to strengthen your position? no. and joining me now from london is international affairs commentator and former editor of the sunday times of india, rashmee roshan lall. loyalists in and out of number 10. is it over for the prime minister? let's pick up on that last point how can they deal with there. it is unusual for an restive backbenchers who want theresa may out? incumbent to be returned with such a
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is it time for her to stand aside? and fears in cabinet large majority. how do you think he about the brexit plan? has done it? well, i think she had the home secretary and the foreign secretary both told her of their worries today. but publicly, at least... it very well, that he has played to discussions between the foreign fear and hope. and often, they are secretary and the prime minister should remain confidential, interlinked, particularly when you and i'm not going to change that this morning. are making the majority feeling full ..he‘s saying she should stay. and hopeful about the fear. it is at least to host the american president, who'll be basically weapon eyes and all of in town in ten days. that and the fact that there is this theresa may will be prime minister to welcome him, and rightly so, charged, take back your country and we are absolutely at one rhetoric which has a long history in with the united states. but mps on all sides have condemned the bjp and from the bjp and with theresa may's new brexit plan. there's no sign of it emerging narendra modi over many decades. and i would say to you actually that is in the commons any time soon. i have written in a book that we we'd hoped to hold second reading on friday the 7th ofjune. published in 2016 that it is very at the moment, we've not secured agreement to this in the usual channels. rare to be able to actually pinpoint of course, we'll update the house a moment that is transformative for when we return from recess. this is yet another broken promise by the prime minister on brexit. a moment that is transformative for a country and mindset. and i will could the honourable gentleman
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confirm why the bill is not coming ta ke a country and mindset. and i will take this moment. the 25th of forward for its second reading as promised, and when september 1990. that was the day is it likely to do so? that the former president, the then she might have more time for smalltalk soon. president which narendra modi now leads, he began something that the most serious conversations are happening now about her departure. started on the western coast of india and went across to northern is it over, prime minister? and when? only she knows. india and went across to northern india to reclaim the alleging birth site of the hindu lord. and from and this breaks it built matter so that moment, we have seen a sudden much because it is tied to everything she has fought for as symbolic growth and a real growth of prime minister but they are really serious conversations about her future happening right now. she is hindu, political hinduism. it under extreme pressure of whether committed in the 92 demolition of she should stay or go. and tomorrow morning, she is due to meet sir the mediaeval mosque and it has graham brady, the top brass of the moved apace. that is very pa rty‘s graham brady, the top brass of the party's backbench graham brady, the top brass of the pa rty‘s backbench committee graham brady, the top brass of the party's backbench committee and this could be for theresa may some of the interesting. i want to bring you up—to—date because you gave us some last conversations she has in her currentjob. interesting background there but what you said raise the question of why this message commit while this laura kuenssberg reporting there. let's speak to our political correspondentjonathan blake at westminster. particular brand of as you say hindu nationalism, and aggressive hindu
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nationalism, and aggressive hindu nationalism seems to have struck such a cord? why is that? i think it is always easy to see yourself, bring us up—to—date with what has happened today. as you saw what particular when the majority, always easy to bat for your own side. and laura had her report there, she is sometimes you believe in taking in no doubt about the amount of economic pain if you are batting for discontent among conservative mps your own side. i do believe that in about her leadership, to put it mildly, and her plan for brexit. his speech earlier today, narendra after the leader of the house quit modi said there are only two paths last night, the chief secretary to in india now, the poor and those who will work to alleviate poverty. i the treasury has been promoted to hope he lives up to that but it is that role. other cabinet ministers interesting that he has solidified have been to the prime minister to see her in dentistry this morning to make their feelings clear. the home india's very cast lead politics and secretary and the fourth through society and he has taken it to the one unified political hindu vote. terry both went to the prime minister —— foreign secretary, to explain their difficulties and their and the muslims, which are the and problems with the brexit legislation that the house of commons was due to the lower castes and the other vote on in a couple of weeks' time. persons who are the indigenous that as we have heard has been people of india, they do not matter. delayed. that was perhaps the first so it is easy and perhaps very sign this morning when that was confirmed that all was not well with unethical and ultimately selfish and
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the passage of that bill. it will wrong, morally wrong to not now not be published until the week recognise what india has always had, after next. and as for when or if mps will even get to vote on it, or which is constitutional respect for the dignity of difference and the scrutinising it, it is not clear at secular morality. so it is a very this stage. what is clear and the sad day but i can only hope that only we can say for sure tonight is narendra modi now sees and looks to his place in history and does put that the promised or will meet sir graham brady the chairman of the india into those who are poor and 1922 committee tomorrow morning. and he will expect i think her to name a hope to alleviate poverty. date for her departure. and one that interesting. one clearly cannot is not too far into the future. and argue with the ballot box. why are the main challenges facing him and if she does that, then there may indeed india in the next five years? well be a period of sort of limbo where she stays in office, stays in because as was said in the report, place put a conservative leadership it faces considerable economic contest place put a conservative leadership co ntest gets place put a conservative leadership contest gets under way in the meantime. if she does not do that, problems. first, there is the issue then i think we are likely to see of farmer distress and that is to moose bite conservative backbenchers bring indianfarming of farmer distress and that is to to change the rules to allow a vote bring indian farming into at least the 20th century if not the 21st. so of no—confidence in the prime there is that. there isjob minister immediately and trigger a contest to her that way. thank you creation. that is an important thing. and it is not enough tojust for that. jonathan blake, art political correspondent. have smart branding and spend and we'll find out how this story
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and many others are covered because one of india's greatest in tomorrow's front pages at 10:a0pm and 11:30pm tonight in the papers. traits is its brand image. for our guestsjoining me are editor better orfor traits is its brand image. for better or for worse, of politico's london playbookjack traits is its brand image. for better orfor worse, it traits is its brand image. for better or for worse, it has always been known as this large, peaceful, blanchard and columnist for the evening standard and former spiritual giant of a country that is labour adviser ayesha hazarika. tolera nt spiritual giant of a country that is tolerant and has something of the spirit of mahatma gandhi. when you start to lose that and it will not happen overnight just as a former football coach has been start to lose that and it will not happen overnightjust as it will not found guilty of 45 counts happen overnightjust as it will not happen overnightjust as it will not of indecent assault. happen overnight for the us which is now led by donald trump for the last bob higgins was accused two years and has suffered, it will of molesting 23 boys, ta ke two years and has suffered, it will mostly southampton and peterborough take time and once you lose that, it is gone. it will be hard to get youth players, between 1971—1996. people to invest in you probably he was also found not u nless people to invest in you probably unless you want to go down another guilty of five charges. road where there is a very hampshire police described him as a "predatory paedophile" centralised government, a strong who "thrived on controlling person leading, there is intolerance and manipulating his victims". and dissent and that attracts duncan kennedy has more. investment, to but that is a different kind of investment and in this is one of the worst cases india. good to hear your thoughts, to come out of the football abuse scandal, which first broke in 2016. thank you. the headlines on bbc news: you're right, bob higgins worked as a youth team coach
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for southampton football club under growing pressure, and peterborough united, the government delays publication as well as other clubs. of theresa may's revised brexit plans amid a backlash in her own cabinet. he was a trusted member of staff, but today, he was found guilty of 45 a former youth football coach, bob higgins, is found guilty counts of sexual abuse of indecently assaulting numerous involving 23 boys. i should warn viewers, some people may find the details boys over more than 20 years. in this report upsetting. bob higgins was a youth coach indian prime minister who guided the lives and nurtured the dreams of generations narendra modi secures another five—year term after winning a landslide general election victory. of young footballers. but he was also a sexual manipulator who abused dozens of boys from the 1970s to the 1990s. sport now, and for a full round—up from the bbc he was head of youth development sport centre, here's lizzie. good evening. at southampton football club and brought on future england stars like matt le tissier and alan shearer, although there's it's been a difficult no suggestion either man week for formula one after niki lauda passed away was abused by higgins. at the age of 70. many teams at the monaco grand prix my life's been chaos, really. have been paying tribute billy seymour was one to the former triple world champion. of higgins' victims. and he would have been pleased he waived his right to anonymity. to see his beloved mercedes team doing well in practise on the famous street circuit. both cars were quickest in the principality. lewis hamilton had a little bit of difficulty in second practise, but the reigning world champion made
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he was among a party sure he set the fastest lap after also setting of boys who went with the pace in first practise. higgins on coaching trips his team—mate valterri bottas like this one to sweden. wasjust behind him. he believed higgins could make him hamilton leads bottas byjust seven a football star, but instead, points in the championship. higgins became a predator. the first leg of the scottish he'd come and sit down on the bed, stroking my hair, and then premiership play—off final is taking he would tell me to move up place between dundee and he would lay on top of the covers and his hands would be united and st mirren. going under the covers and touching my groin area. still goaless, st mirren finished second to last but billy seymour never lived to see his tormentor face justice. in the premiership this season, he died in a car crash injanuary. while united were the championship runners—up. we coach them in the mornings. the second leg is in paisley on sunday, with the overall winner playing in the premiership next we have the cup competition in the afternoon... season. higgins went on to abuse other boys over a number of years. they included greg llewellyn, who's next month, it's the women's football world cup in france, and england and scotland get their campaigns under way also waived his right to anonymity. when they face each other in nice onjune the 9th. he says higgins abused him during post—training massages and says it's taken years this week, the england players to move on. were surprised by the marines i had a lot, a lot of anger at their st george's park training base, and it made for for a very long time. it's only in fairly recent years an interesting experience. that things have come together it was awful! a lot of the girls and i'm able to get on with my life. didn't have much sleep. as soon as we arrived, we had to cover ourselves in face it took a very long time paint, so we didn't get
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to enable me to do that. recognised in the bushes. everyone was scrubbing it off this morning, southampton football club here have everybody has spots. but it was funny, it told the bbc that they weren't aware was good team—building. we had to cook our own meals of that abuse of trust until 1989, on the stoves, and we had and that when they did find out, marshmallows on the campfire. they immediately told the police. we just chilled and chatted, and it was good to get that the football association say that in a different environment. they've appointed an independent lawyer to investigate all the allegations involving bob higgins. it's also just 50 days to go until the start of the netball world cup in liverpool. have you ever engaged in any behaviour...? after his arrest, higgins manager tracey neville has was questioned for 15 hours, named her 12—player england squad, but he didn't say a word. eight of whom were part of the gold medal—winning team at last yea r‘s commonwealth games. vice—captainjade clarke was a part of that success and says there's no they were young men who dreamed reason why it can't be repeated of being footballers, and he held that key to that goal in his hands and he exploited that as part in the world cup. of his sexual offending. this was higgins in 1986, i feel like a but at the back of this ifeel like a kid i feel like a kid again. ifeel like a kid again. having i feel like a kid again. having a parade is barry bennell. whole world cup. it is always special to put on the red dress in he was another youth coach jailed front of your home crowd. it's been last year for 30 years, emotional and everyone is excited. also for abusing junior players. we cannot wait. that crowd is like higgins, who wore this an eight player. every little thing bizarre disguise to court, will be sentenced later. you do, we know the crowd are going
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to go mental. all the games are sold a gatekeeper to boys who dreamed out already for england and that is of a career in football, but actually someone who slammed amazing and it will be epic. the door on their innocence. duncan kennedy, bbc news. britain's katie swan is through to the main draw of the french open, qualifying after beating and you can watch a special china's xi—yu wang over three sets. swan is hoping to reach her programme on the trial that led first grand slam main draw outside wimbledon. to bob higgins' conviction at 9:30pm heather watson has played tomorrow night on the bbc news channel and on the bbc in the french open six times, but she won't be there next week. iplayer from today. she lost a third set tie—break to valentina grammatikopoulou of greece. india's prime minister narendra modi has secured another five—year term the cricket world cup gets under way after a landslide victory this time next week with england in the general election. taking on south africa at the oval. results so far show his bjp party former sri lankan great and mcc is on course to win more than 300 president kumar sangakkara says that while england might be favourites, of the 543 seats in parliament. that will count for nothing because of the nature of the tournament. in all, 900 million voters were eligible to take part, it doesn't matter who that tag falls onto. making it the largest election once you get to a knockout, the world has ever seen. it is anyone's game. there were1 million polling you can be the favourites stations due to rules that no—one coming into a tournament, but once that stage ends, should have to travel more than two kilometres to vote, the tag is off and it is and the poll lasted 39 days. everyone's fair game. that is the excitement
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that is key to this world cup, our south asia correspondent rajini and i would love to see what happens vaidyanathan reports from delhi. and a warning, there are flashing once those knockout games start. images in her report. the pinkjersey has changed hands after stage 12 of the giro d'italia. narendra modi, india's strongman, cesare benedetti took a maiden has retained his grip on power. professional victory on the first mountainous stage back for a second term, in his home country. the boy who sold tea has grown jan polanc took the overall lead from his team—mate into one of the world's valerio conti after making it most powerful men. into the day's main breakaway. beloved to many, his autocratic brand of hindu nationalism has captured the faith of the people. that's all the sport for now. i'll have more for you in across this vast nation, sportsday at 10:30pm. the bjp notched up big wins. the children's authorjudith kerr, best known for her book the tiger who came to tea, has died. if this was a referendum on his popularity, he's seen she was 95. off his challengers and won a mandate that's 00:12:45,164 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 quietened his critics. her stories delighted many adults too, and in a career that spanned half a century, she published more than 30 books. the tiger who came to tea was featured on cbeebies bedtime stories. let's listen to part of the story being read by the actress maxine peake.
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would you like a sandwich? but the tiger did notjust would you like a sandwich? but the tiger did not just take would you like a sandwich? but the tiger did notjust take one sandwich. he took all the sandwiches on the plate and swallowed the in one big mouthful. gold. and he still looked hungry. so sophie passed him the buns. but again, the tiger did not eat just one the buns. but again, the tiger did not eatjust one bun, he ate all the buns on the dish. and then he ate all the biscuits and all the cake until there was nothing left to eat on the table. so sophie's mummy said would you like a drink? and the tiger drank all the milk in the milk jug tiger drank all the milk in the milk jug and all the tea in the teapot. and then he looked around the kitchen to see what else he could find. he ate all the supper that was cooking in the saucepans, all the food in the fridge i and all the
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packets and tenants in the cupboard. and he drank all the milk and all the orangejuice and he drank all the milk and all the orange juice and all daddy's beer and all the water in the tap. the children's laureate lauren child, who's charlie and lola books are also a children's favourite, said judith kerr was a big influence in her decision to become an author and illustrator. so what i always felt about judith and what was so lovely about her as and what was so lovely about her as a friend is that she is extremely kind. very thoughtful. but she was funny. really, really funny. and so she had a sort of curiosity. she was always interested in other people, very generous about other people's working what they were doing. but she was funny. i cannot member exactly when she wrote her first book but it was back in the 1960s
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and it is amazing how many people young and old with grown—up children, little children who all know her books and you only have to be at one of her events and watch people coming out to meet her to know how beloved she was. but her work is beautiful because there is a lovely stillness to it. it never preaches, never tells you what to think. but it is very thoughtful. and it does make you think. she was interested in every body. she liked to talking about her work, about my work, other people's work. and she was a very work, other people's work. and she was a very reassuring presence, very interesting to have a friend who is an illustrator and writer doing the same sort of work that i was doing and being able to discuss it in that way. it was very serious for her. i
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mean, she took her work very seriously and it was really important to her. with me now is the former children's laureate and the author and friend ofjudith kerr, michael rosen. thank you for coming in. it is a sad day but my goodness, what a legacy. what are your thoughts aboutjudith kerr? like you, terrible sadness. she was a small vigorous incredibly active, full of life and i somehow thought she would be one of the people who may break a world record for old age. if you saw her scampering about only last year or the world —— your before... scampering about only last year or the world -- your before... and still writing? still writing, still illustrated, still climbing up her studio and looking at this wonderful picture of the tiger you have got here, such a reminder of her lovely, ambiguous odd figure, the tiger, smiling and the girl looking up at him and smiling but he is a tiger at the same time. unlovely ambiguity
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and a lovely two channels and great for a child. this was her first book, let's not forget, 1968. why was it such a success? because as you say, in some ways, it is quite a surreal story. well, that is it really. the tradition around that, you would have nature books, you had very nice stories, i will not say otherwise but the idea of mixing something that is kind of unreal with the very domestic and real, so a very ordinary family who go out for a walk and go have tea and so on and then this tiger turns up. the idea of the tiger walking in, in those days, you went through a portal to get to the magical, think of alice and the non—— narnia books. anything like that. the tiger comes to this portal of this domestic home, and it reverses the way in which eight children's bookwork. he makes himself at home but then takes risks, he drinks everything and all the water out of the tap. who is he?
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people seem to quite like them at the same time. i think he is often that uncle that you quite light but go that uncle that you quite light but go what is he going to do next? co mforta ble. go what is he going to do next? comfortable. as you say, she illustrated it. but also a brit book to read now. thereafter, a bit like going on a bear hunt. do you think that helps? if you make a picture book and you know you have the job of creating a book, the parents are going to redo young children so the kind of book for under five, you had to get a good rhythm, get a good pace to it and some repetition and maybe a little bit of alliteration going and judith knew that. it was her second language, english. her first language was german and she was very first language was german and she was very good at french as well. quite interesting and she created this poetic narrative, very ordinary but also something going on. this poetic narrative, very ordinary but also something going onlj this poetic narrative, very ordinary but also something going on. i love the tiger but mob the cat was my favourite and all these wonderful books come if you took this extruder decision that mog would die. i
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should not give that away for those who have not even read that book but how unprecedented was that? will impacted that have on children and literature? i think that was pretty unprecedented that you had a character who in the tradition of children's literature character who in the tradition of child ren's literature last character who in the tradition of children's literature last forever at the same age, older viewers re call at the same age, older viewers recall billy bandar was always at the same school and never got older and went on and on and on forever and went on and on and on forever and still offer died. that is the classic children's format. that is what it looks like mog would do. my children read mog books with me and after they got a bit older, i will, yes, mog passed away and she herself said it was because it came from a dream that she had of her own death. so she actually translated the dream into the book. and felt that somehow or other that is what she owed her public. of course, parents who would been brought up as children were horrified for so by think she got
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some bad press for it because they felt that some of her other family rule of mortality, had invaded this perfect world of mog who did these funny, odd clumsy things and got stuck up trees and dreamt of strange things. mog was very humane and human at the same time being quite catlike. that very clever thing if you can be evermore fake in a way you can be evermore fake in a way you can be evermore fake in a way you can believe both can human are here at the same time, she did that. very, very human when poor old mog died, yes. which seemed an opposite know on which to end. thank you so much for coming to share your thoughts on judith kerr, much for coming to share your thoughts onjudith kerr, really appreciate it. so, to end this discussion let's go back to what is probably judith kerr's best known work, the tiger who came to tea, and what could be more appropriate than the end of the book. i know what we will do. i have got a very good idea. we will put on our coats and goat to a cafe. so they
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went out into the dark and on the street lamps relit and all the cars had their lights on and they walked down the road to the cafe. and they had a lovely supper with sausages and chips and ice cream. in the morning, sophie and her mummy went shopping, and they bought lots more things to eat. and they all saw brought a very big tiger food in casey taggart should come to tea again. but never did. now it's time for a look at the weather with darren bett. i'm afraid the weather is going to change over the bank holiday weekend. today, it was really warm in the sunshine. 25 in the south east with more clouds pulling out from the south west. this cloud continues to bring a bit of rain and drizzle in the far north of scotland, although it will become a bit drier overnight. cloudiest down through the far north of scotland, although it will become a bit drier overnight.
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cloud further across scotland. more cloud for northern ireland coming further into wales and the south west of england. for the east, likely to have clear skies. temperatures of 25 degrees. temperatures down to 5 degrees. on friday, we may well find this rain pushing back towards the highlands. more cloud across other parts of scotland this time, and it will be a cloudy day for northern ireland with the odd shower or two. and as cloud amounts increase across england and wales, we can see isolated showers through the afternoon. the south east still dry, quite warm in the sunshine, chillier further north and it gets cooler for the bank holiday weekend. we will find some rain around as well, especially for the northern half of the uk. hello this is bbc news. under growing pressure, the government delays publication of theresa may's revised brexit plans, amid a backlash in her own cabinet.
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a former youth football coach, bob higgins, is found guilty of indecently assaulting numerous boys, over more than 20 years. indian prime minister, narendra modi, secures another five—year term, after winning a landslide general election victory. more now on one of our main stories. a former football coach has been found guilty of 45 counts of indecent assault. bob higgins was accused of molesting 23 boys, mostly southampton and peterborough youth players, between 1971 and 1996. he was also found not guilty of five charges. our correspondent, duncan kennedy, has been speaking to the man in charge of this investigation. he began by giving his reaction to the verdicts. bob higgins is a predatory paedophile. he thrived on controlling and manipulating the situation he found himself in.
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he held the career prospects of those young men in his hands, and he exploited that in the most disgraceful way. many of them haven't been able to speak about this for all of their adult lives. how did he manage to hide it for decades? processes have developed since the incidents have occurred. how dangerous a man is he? i think what we have been today is bring predatory paedophile to justice. and these men have told us, the court and you, they've daydreamed of careers in football. how have they reacted and what has it done to their lives? as you have seen, its been a very emotional reaction to the verdicts that have been delivered today. you know, we have to acknowledge that not everyone will have gotten the verdict they wanted on the grounds that it was 45 guilty verdicts and five not guilty. but, the court has listened to the evidence, they have listened to the
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bravery of those victims and witnesses over two trials because bob higgins maintained his innocence throughout the entire trial, both trials. and given the evidence we must respect that decision the jury has made today. he also was cleared of another trial back in the early 1990s, so he has managed to get away with this for many years. what do you say to the football authorities for that, do you think there is any case they must answer there, that it had managed to let it go for so long. i think there has been lots of processes that have changed, we have a working partnership with the football authorities and the safeguarding of facilities and now they are available to make youth football a much safer place. what was his, he obviously tricked them into believing that he could make careers for them and promising all sorts of things, was it a case of a very powerful man able to manipulate young boys? absolutely, as you have heard many times, the victims over this trial, you know, believed that he held theirfuture in his hands and he manipulated that. he exploited that right from the very start.
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by the promise of having careers in the premier league or whatever came before that. they were young men who dreamed of being footballers and he held that key to that goal in his hands and exploited it as part of his sex offending. that was the detective chief inspector talking to our correspondent and —— duncan kennedy. the health secretary, mathew hancock, has condemned as ‘awful‘ the abuse of vulnerable patients, uncovered by the bbc, at a specialist hospital in county durham. secret filming for the panorama programme, showed staff mocking and intimidating patients with autism and learning difficulties at worlton hall. it's now emerged there were a hundred visits to the hospital by official agencies in the past 12 months. this report from our social affairs correspondent alison holt contains some distressing details. whorlton hall hospital in county durham, which looked
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after nearly a dozen people with learning disabilities and autism, now stands empty. all of its patients moved to new places, after the panorama undercover investigation exposed a culture of bullying, taunting and intimidation. alex, who has profound autism, was a regular target for some staff. she should only be looked after by women, because men frighten her. but when she was upset, the men took over. alex screams. if she carries on screaming what we'll do, me and matthew will sit here and you two can go. they called it "pushing the man button". do you want me to make it five men? no. 0h, 0k. shocked by what was happening to their daughter, alex's parents, tony and sarah, say others need to be warned. i'm devastating for anyone it's happening to, because a pound to a penny, it's happening to some other people. and it shouldn't be. you must show all those clips. you must show people. you must, you must show people.
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this comes eight years after panorama exposed abuse at the now closed winterbourne view, another hospital for people with learning disabilities and autism. then, the government promised all such institutions would close. it hasn't happened. today, the health secretary described the abuse seen in last night's programme as awful. i have brought in a new investigation, and, crucially, we're going to make sure that everybody gets their case looked at, and we support them to get them out into the community, wherever that's possible. is thatjust going to be another review? no, we're going to go through each case, case—by—case, to help people to get into the right setting. one expert who wrote a plan for moving people out of places like this nearly five years ago, says that's not good enough. i think anyone seeing that programme should be very angry and should be angry that the government is not prepared to take the action that they should do.
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and i'm asking them today to rethink, close those institutions, build the community facilities and, importantly, actually introduce legislation for a charter of rights, to give more protection to people and families. and with more than 100 visits by official agencies to whorlton hall in the last year, many will question how this abuse could have been missed. alison holt, bbc news. a man has described how a police bullet missed him by centimetres, as officers opened fire on the london bridge attackers two years ago. simon edwards told the inquests into the deaths of the eight people who were killed, that he hid in a pub with others, as the attackers tried to get inside, before the police opened fire. voting is taking place in the european parliament elections, but the results won't be known until sunday. 73 meps will be elected to represent the uk. the electoral commission says it's
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investigating reports some eu citizens living in britain have been unable to vote today, despite being eligible. our news reporter leigh milner has been investigating these reports. all citizens living in the uk from the eu not only have to vote but if the eu not only have to vote but if the fellow in a form, its special form they have to sit in and returned to council to say we are voting, not anywhere else, so the deadline was on the 7th of may and according to the electorate commission and the eeo elections announced on the 8th of april, now during april, there wasn't any confusion not many people knew what was happening, and voters claim basically they did not have enough time to get everything sorted out about they claim. even the electorate commission has agreed with them in a way, i have a statement here, they say they understand their frustration. also,
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the very short notice from the uk government participation in the election has had an impact on the time available for people to become aware and complete the process and we have had so many people get in touch with us and basically say they are touch with us and basically say they a re really touch with us and basically say they are really upset and had not had their say and denied a vote so people need to fill in a farm and they were very confused and perhaps did not get it in time and maybe forgot to submit it, however we don't know this, local councils could have had administrative error, ora could have had administrative error, or a lack of correct forms being sent out we simply don't know. the headlines on bbc news... under growing pressure — the government delays publication of theresa may's revised brexit plans — amid a backlash in her own cabinet. a former youth football coach, bob higgins, is found guilty of indecently assaulting numerous
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boys, over more than 20 years. indian prime minister — narendra modi — secures another 5—year term — after winning a landslide general election victory. unions have moved to reassure scunthorpe steelworkers that their wages will continue to be paid and no redundancies are planned in the short term future. british steel, the town's largest private employer, was put into liquidation yesterday after talks with the government over an emergency loan broke down. north lincolnshire's economy relies heavily on the giant steelworks, and today local businesses said they're worried their trade will now take a nose dive. sarah corker reports. (tx pkg) save our steel! outside of british steel this morning, there was a show of support for the site's 4,000 workers. we're just trying to show some
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solidarity, because we will all be affected if the steelworks closes. we've seen this happen before, but it just feels so different. it feels very real. my dad worked here for most of his adult working life — 30—odd years. so i feel a strong connection to the workers. just down the road, around half of the customers at this bakery are steel workers. thank you, love. we're having a slight downturn. because people aren't spending the money? they're not spending the money. we're a small concern. we can't afford to lose 40% of our customers at a stroke. we would be bankrupt. i honestly thought that they were doing fine. it's just a shock. for scu nthorpe, it's been a turbulent 24 hours. unless a buyer can be found for this sprawling site, its future looks bleak. north lincolnshire's economy relies heavily on the steelworks doing well. scu nthorpe's high street is already struggling — some shops in the town's centre have been empty for years.
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and the concern is that when there is trouble down at the road in the steelworks, people tighten their belts and don't have as much money to spend. and that will have an impact on the businesses here. kaylee and carrie only opened this beauty business two months ago. we will be the first ones to go. so if it's a case of having nice nails or feeding the kids, it's not a hard choice. there's been drivers leaving the site that have been in tears because they don't know how they'll feed their families, if the worst happens. your partner works at the site, doesn't he? yeah, he does. and he's worrying. we moved up here 15 months ago for a better quality of life. he's the main breadwinner, so it's terrifying in the moment for us, waiting to know what's happening. but there were some reassurances from union leaders today. we know there are buyers out there — in fact, my union community's already reached out to some potential suitors. what we've been told yesterday is that people's wages will continue
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to be paid for as long as they work, and no redundancies are planned. of course this is an uncertain situation in the future cannot be guaranteed. for tens of thousands of people in scunthorpe, it is a waiting game to see if any buyers now come forward. sarah corker, bbc look north, in scunthorpe. in january a video of the american gymnast katlyn o'hashi performing a perfect 10 routine, went viral, gaining her millions of new fans around the world. but her amazing performance in competition in california, betrayed none of the struggles in her life dealing with crippling body image issues. katelyn has been speaking to our sports correspondent, jo currie. it was the gymnastics routine that flipped the internet on its head. and injanuary, it turned us collegiate athlete, katelyn ohashi, into a viral sensation.
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it's crazy. the next day my phone kept going off, my twitter notifications and i looked and i had like 50,000 more followers than i had that morning. i had people screen shotting, celebrities posting the video. this is so crazy, i don't even know what's happening, but it's so amazing. but behind that smile, ohashi has had a difficultjourney. quitting sport when she was younger, a lot of coaches told her she was too large to be a gymnast. i was told that i didn't look like a gymnast. i was told that i looked like i'd swallowed an elephant and i looked like a pig and my face was three times the size it was this morning. as a 14—year—old that's impressionable, you start believing those things. it hit me so hard, i felt so uncomfortable looking in the mirror. i felt uncomfortable walking back into the gym because i felt like their eyes were targeted at me and i do think it is a form of abuse. ohashi had been tipped as the next big thing in us gymnastics, even beating simone biles in
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a senior international competition. but the constant mental strain around her body image, coupled with a serious back injury led to her walking away from the sport. i came home and i wasjust bawling. my mum said, "aren't you happy?" isaid, "i'm miserable". i don't think the coaches were necessarily aware of the damage they were doing. to never put on leo again, to never be judged critically by anyone, i felt like was a relief. but after a year of recuperation, ohashi did return to gymnastics, albeit not as a professional, but at college in california. and it's here she created that routine and found her voice. being comfortable with the only person that matters is yourself. because you are the only person that has your back and you are the only person that's in your skin, 100% of the time. this routine catapulted ohashi into the spotlight, but it's her body issues that will resonate with girls and women everywhere. jo currie, bbc news, los angeles.
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botswana has lifted a five year ban on the hunting of elephants, predators and other animals after a country—wide consultation. the government said it would help address the problems of human—elepha nt conflict and restore income to rural communities who previously relied on hunting. our africa correspondent alastair leithead, reports. there are more elephants in botswana than any other country on earth. that comes with its own share of problems. while many are being killed in many parts of africa, some argued that are too many of them here. living near elephants means your house can be flattened, or crops destroyed, even your friends and family killed. hunting is not going to dramatically reduce the number is, but it might scare them away from certain places. but there is another economic argument in favour of hunting. trackers used to work with huntress before the ban came in five years ago.
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without work, they are easily recruited by poaching syndicates. the chief of one such hunting billick explained what lifting the hunting ban would mean. if that happens, then it means our implement is gone. and it means money in our pockets and food on the table. because as we speak, these people are very poor, there is nothing nothing that they can rely on as a source of income. critics say luxury tourism has grown since hunting was banned, and the high visitors wanting ecological photographic safari experience will be scared off. but botswana is a big place, wilderness areas have little attraction for rich safari goers, but they are perfect for hunting, which can bring in income for conservation. well it is a land use thing. hunting is a tool, it's one of the spine is in the toolkit. where photographic tourism can thrive, then it should.
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but you know here in botswana we have a case of many concessions they don't have my photographic potential. so you need to look at the and say aloud, if can't get a return from that land from feta graphics, what are other alternatives? the arguments against hunting are also strong. many conservationists believe killing endangered elephants isjust wrong. and that opening up any trade will encourage poaching. but there are two opinions, that an election year much needed rural voters have got their way. middlesbrough has one of the highest proportions of asylum seekers in the uk, and is one of the places where the home office sends refugees, awaiting a decision on whether or not they can stay in britain. but it's a process that can take years, so as part of a week of stories from middlesbrough, our north of england correspondent danny savage,
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has been finding out how the town has adapted to the influx of visitors. middlesbrough, a town where many asylum seekers have been sent to live, mainly because accommodation is cheap. a lot has changed over the last two decades. when i first arrived here 18 years ago there wasn't many shops, compared to now where there are lots and lots of shops from a very diverse background. bin, an eritrean geologist, was on the first coach of asylum seekers to come here. here's my very good, old friend. bin. hello. long time, have you been? i'm really well, thank you. i haven't seen you for a while. how are you? yeah, i'm all right. he's gone on to help people develop a whole street of businesses. i've come here with nothing, but today i own my shop, you know. so middlesbrough, it's all thanks to the people of middlesbrough because they give us that chance. desmond fled here from nigeria. so is middlesbrough
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a good place to live? it's my home now. this is where i live now. you know, i call this my home now. anybody describe me, i'm from middlesbrough. but it hasn't always been positive here. three years ago, we reported on the racist graffiti carved into the front doors of asylum seekers. in 2019, prospects for them have improved, things are more organised. the missing words are, 'on', 'in', 'who', 'by'... this lady is a syrian refugee. improving her english so she can work in her chosen profession. i was a pharmacist. i had my own pharmacy, i worked at it for more than three years. and since i arrived here i'm trying to qualify for my certificate to be able to work as a pharmacist. bin, hi. good to see you again. bin's charity pays for those classes, at one local hospital they talk about the results. on boxing day, at 9am in the morning, three of the junior doctors here were from the programme so they were here on our bank holiday looking
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after patients on teesside. the realities of seeking asylum a long way from home are also being tackled. there are so many things that as a migrant you face, you know. very difficult and challenging moments in your life. but the garden has been huge therapy because it takes away the stress. much is being done here to make things work for the individuals and the wider community. danny savage, bbc news, middlesbrough. as if saturday night wasn't humiliating enough at the eurovision song contest, the uk's entry has now been docked five points, after the organisers spotted an error in the results process. michael rice's song "bigger than us" was already last. organisers made an error while calculating the totals, after the belarusian jury was dismissed. the miscalculation means the uk's entry only picked up 11 points from saturday's final,
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rather than 16. we can rely on darren. looks like the weather will change as we head into the bank holiday weekend, it will turn unsettled and cooler as well. today was warm in the sunshine and many of us had blue skies, a bit like this, patchy cloud around, too. the cloud is rolling into the far south—west of england, bringing with it in the gray skies, limiting the temperature rise with a little bit of rain, too. mostly high cloud across england and wales, in the south—east, temperatures hit 25 celsius. much chillier across northern scotland in the breeze, the cloud and rain. the rain is moving away through the rest of the night, we will see cloudy sky is pushing further south across scotland. cloudy for northern scotland, and cloudier spots in the north of england. clear skies elsewhere, nothing too cold, temperatures down to 4-5. during friday, wet weather pushing towards the highlands. more cloud across
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scotland, even across southern areas. a fair bit of cloud for northern ireland, bringing a few showers. as the cloud increases across england and wales, the chance of picking up the odd shower here, not many, most places will be dry, sunny skies in the south—east, temperatures 23 degrees, temperature is could be a shade lower than today with the cloud. over the weekend, there will be some sunshine but also some rain, more likely in the north and west. for all of us, it will feel cooler by monday, if not before. saturday starts with a few light showers across england and wales, there was fade away and then we have sunny spells. a lot more cloud further north, rain and drizzle setting and across scotland and northern england during the afternoon. that will limit the temperature it here, but further south, warm in the sunshine, 22—22. , 20-22. weather fronts on the scene, they won front is responsible for the patchy rain and drizzle on a saturday. the low front will put a cold front
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across, more rain widely. rain can be heavy for a while across scotland, north—west england and wales. should improve quickly in northern ireland and dry off in southern scotland and northern england. the showery rain will head into the south—east in the afternoon. temperatures down here, 20—21, further north in the central belt, colder in northern scotland. hello, i'm kasia madera, this is outside source.
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a landslide victory for india's narendra modi. he promised nationalism and economic progress for india. voters responded by giving his party and its allies a predicted 300—plus seats in parliament. translation: in this election, we have seen the highest turnout and that, too, in 42—degrees heat. this shows the commitment of all citizens. millions of indians have blessed us. my thanks to the people. after two fatal crashes, regulators from around the world are meeting to discuss the future of the boeing 737 max airliner. we'll be live in texas. and in the us, the wreck of the last ship known to have smuggled slaves from africa has been discovered.
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