donations to be able to fund a new search for the missing plane. welcome to bbc news. i'm reged ahmad. our top stories: at least 12 people are killed in a shooting at a government building in the us state of virginia. a new front in the trade war, as president trump announces fresh taxes on all goods coming from mexico, in retaliation over undocumented migrants. hello, and welcome. twelve people have been killed at a shooting at the town municipal centre in virginia beach, in the us state of virginia. six people are reported to have been injured.
according to the virgina beach police chief, the shooting suspect, who was a current city employee, is among the dead. our north america correspondent david willis gave me the latest. a short while ago virginia's governor, ralph northam, issued a statement calling this "a horrific day for the people of virginia". the shooting "an act of unspeakable, senseless violence". what we know so far is that just after 4 o'clock, local time, on a friday afternoon, a disgruntled former municipal employee walked into his former workplace and opened fire indiscriminately. eleven people are said to have died and at least six people have been injured. now, the virginia beach municipal center is home to the public utilities department, which is where it is thought this gunmen worked. which is where it is thought
this gunman worked. it is also home to the local police department and, of course, that aided their swift response, without which this tragedy could have been presumably considerably worse. among the injured was a policeman who exchanged fire with the gunman. we are told his bullet—proof vest saved him. no details on the gunmen or his motive in this particular shooting. they are not releasing his name at this time. some people who where in the building at the time that he carried out this shooting, said they hunkered down in offices, barricaded themselves in an attempt to escape him. president trump has been briefed on the shooting and the white house says it is monitoring the situation. but according to the washington—based gun violence archive — that's a group which monitors these things — this is the 150th mass shooting in the united states this year.
president trump has taken his fight with mexico over immigration to a new level, announcing tariffs on all goods coming across the southern border. the president has warned that in ten days time he'll impose a 5% tariff, which will rise if he doesn't feel mexico is doing enough to stop illegal border crossings. sophie long reports from the us border with mexico. it is scenes like this that anger president trump. this footage, released by the us customs and border protection, shows the moment they say more than 1000 migrants from central american countries tried to cross the border in el paso, in texas, on wednesday. the white house says mexico could and should have done more to stop them. we are asking mexico to enforce their own laws to help stop the people coming in from central america. we have seen a massive influx
of people coming from that region and they have certainly the ability and the legal authority in which to deal with it and we are simply asking them to do that. but critics say mexico is trying and the us imposing tariffs on all goods across the border, like stopping foreign aid to central american economies, will be counterproductive, damage economies and result in more people fleeing north. mexico won't take it lying down. translation: i tell all mexicans to be confident that we will overcome this behaviour from the us government. they will have to correct themselves because the mexican people do not deserve to be treated like this. all these trucks are just crossing from mexico into the us. a couple of months ago people here hung their heads in horror when president trump threatened to shut this border completely. people said he could not and he did not. but again, people living and working on either side of this border are asking themselves same questions. can he do it? will he do it? and if he does,
what does it mean for me? ever—increasing tariffs will almost certainly mean they will pay more for products, from fresh produce to machinery, to cars. it's gonig to affect american consumers. and i'll give you a for instance, all the toyota tacomas from the north american continent are produced in tijuana. so those go back and forth about four times for content and product and all of that so it is good cross—border trade. but those prices ar going to go up 5% or 10%, ultimately 25% — the american consumer pays that, not the government. but some here support their president and are prepared to feel short—term pain, small price, they say, for long—term gain. they don't agree with tariffs generally speaking, but i think the fact that the presiden is using it in this form right now to address this issue for unvetted immigration coming across the border, with a country that could stop that from happening, you know, like mexico,
i think it is necessary right now. but other normally loyal supporters of the president say trade policy and immigration are different issues. and while they want a more secure border, tariffs are not the tools to use to build it. sophie long, bbc news, san diego. retaliatory chinese tariffs on us goods have come into effect, as president trump's trade war with beijing continues to escalate. new duties of up to 25% have been imposed on $60 billion worth of us products. the measures were announced two weeks ago after mr trump declared he was hiking tariffs on $200 billion worth of chinese goods. the british retail mogul sir philip green has been charged with four counts of misdemeanour assault in the united states. sir philip is the chairman of arcadia group, which owns a number of retail brands including topshop. prosecutors say sir philip has been
accused of touching a fitness instructor inappropriately while staying at a luxury resort in arizona. a spokesman for sir philip said he "strenuously denied" the allegations. there are four allegations of misdemeanour assault and each charge carries a maximum 30 days in prison and a $500 fine. a fitness instructor at the resort in tucson alleged he repeatedly touched her inappropriately on the buttocks. this is not the first time he has faced allegations. in february we found out that five employees of his made allegations and all received substantial payments after agreeing to not say anything more, signing a nondisclosure. so philip has strenuously denied
these allegations and says there is no sexual assault allegation. he was once dubbed the king of the high street. the majority of his stores are based in the uk but he has over 1100 stores in 37 countries, including brands like topshop. he is facing real difficulties. he is about to close a 50 stores as part ofa about to close a 50 stores as part of a rescue deal he's trying to force through, which would mean cutting rent deals and cutting to do with the pension regulator. 11 stores are close and the us as well. he has a pension deficit of $950 million and he has agreed that he would try to pay off around half of that but the pension regulator once more, unsurprisingly.
jewish groups have called for the expulsion of a senior labour official who's been suspended from the party in the ongoing row about anti—semitism. peter willsman, who's a member of the party's national executive committee, allegedly claimed that the israeli embassy was behind the allegations and was trying to undermine jeremy corbyn. labour says it takes all complaints of anti—semitism seriously. 0ur political correspondent chris mason reports. peter willsman sits around an important table in politics, with a seat on labour's national executive committee. politically, he's on the left of labour. the same wing as the leader, jeremy corbyn. this is the moment injanuary he was recorded at a meeting with an american—israeli author. one of these things about anti—semitism is that they're using that to whip people up. they use anything, any lies. it's all total lies, theyjust whip it up.
you know, i imagine, i tell you this off the record, it's almost certain who is behind all this anti—semitism againstjeremy. almost certainly it was the israeli embassy. peter willsman has been a labour activist for decades. peter willsman, canterbury clp. here he is in the ‘70s... so don't let's have any of this hanky—panky. ..the ‘80s... there's hundreds of ordinary delegates... ..and the 90s. do you plan to withdraw as a candidate from the nec? this isn't the first time he's been accused of inappropriate remarks. last summer he was recorded claiming jewish trump fanatics were behind allegations of anti—semitism within labour. but this row matters because it extends well beyond one man. it's even led to demonstrations, and has dogged the party for much ofjeremy corbyn‘s time as leader. today, labour said, "peter willsman has been suspended from the labour party pending investigation. the labour party takes all complaints of anti—semitism extremely seriously, and we are committed to challenging
and campaigning against it in all its forms." ifjeremy corbyn and the labour leadership have a jot of feeling for the jewish community and forjewish labour members and for thejewish labour movement, they need, he needs to expel pete willsman now and for good. and this seniorfigure in the party agrees. if this is not dealt with incredibly effectively, and quickly, and i'm saying 1a days should be the time limit, then is the institution capable of being effectively anti—anti—semitic, or is the institution so sclerotic, in some way, that it might itself be institutionally anti—semitic? there's been no word from peter willsman today. threejewish organisations have written to labour demanding he is expelled swiftly. they contrast his suspension with the rapid expulsion of the former spin doctor alastair campbell for voting
liberal democrat in last week's elections. the party now has to decide what to do about peter willsman. let him stay, or kick him out. chris mason, bbc news. the inquest into the deaths of 8 people in the 2017 london bridge attacks has heard that there were opportunities galore to detect the plot beforehand. the lawyer representing some of the victims‘ families said there was evidence the attackers had been in contact for several months. police deny missing opportunities to foil the attack, as our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford reports. dumping a mobile phone to avoid any surveillance, just days before the attack. meeting in the street in the small hours of the morning. re—fuelling a hire van as they head toward central london on the night itself. this is what m15 surveillance officers might have seen if they had been following the three men.
representing the families of six of the eight people killed, gareth patterson qc said today: the court has heard that khuram butt, the lead attacker, had been investigated by m15 for two years, that police had seized his computers and phones eight months earlier, devices that showed clear support for the islamic state group, as well as a job application for the prince's trust. time and again, lawyers for the bereaved families emphasised how they believed that if khuram butt had been properly monitored by m15, his relationship with the other two killers and their preparations for the attack could have been spotted. for the family of one victim: a phone found after the attack had been used to search
for westminster abbey and the palace of westminster before the destination was set as oxford street, suggesting the intended target kept changing. phones seized from butt‘s home and his relatives showed how worried they were about him. one said: "let's look out for khuram, i feel he's a bit dodge, i think he is an isis sympathiser." a seven—year—old boy who fell from a lower cost is in a critical but sta ble lower cost is in a critical but stable condition. —— rollercoaster. ajoint investigation by stable condition. —— rollercoaster. a joint investigation by the health and safety executive and the police is under way. protesters against lg bt teaching who have been gathering outside a birmingham primary school have been banned from the area by a high court injunction. birmingham city council made the application following several weeks of protests outside anderton park primary school in the city.
in response to the injunction, one parent said the protests will continue, just a little further away from the school. this is bbc news, the latest headlines: 12 people have been killed in a shooting at a council building in the us state of virginia. president trump has announced new taxes on all goods coming from mexico, demanding that illegal immigration into the us is dealt with. there'll be intense political campaigning in peterborough this weekend ahead of next week's by—election. the seat was held by the labour mp fiona 0nasanya who was forced out after being convicted of perverting the course ofjustice over a speeding ticket. the by—election is being seen as a test of whether the brexit party can continue the success it achieved in the european elections, as our political correspondent alex forsyth reports.
in or out? that is the question that still seems to be dominating in peterborough. at the lido, swimmers we re peterborough. at the lido, swimmers were weighing up who to vote for as their next mp. in this city most people voted to leave the eu and it keeps servicing as the key issue. janet want somebody who is committed to leaving. obviously brexit is on everybody‘s mind, which is a blessing and a curse. it obviously weighs heavy on my mind as well, but there are other issues beyond brexit, so it is difficult to know which way to vote. i know the eyes of the country will be on peterborough. once the centre of british brickmaking, peterborough is built on industry. still selling local bricks, this builder's merchants as brexit uncertainty has not damaged business. but they do wa nt not damaged business. but they do want clarity. i don't mind which party, but you know, it is about
brexit and getting brexit sorted out, you know? that is the key thing, i think. in out, you know? that is the key thing, ithink. in this out, you know? that is the key thing, i think. in this election, the brexit party is hoping to build on its recent success. last one by labour, deceit is usually a fight between them and the conservatives. but the lib dems are pushing hard after doing well in recent votes. in total, 15 candidates are standing, including representatives for the green party and ukip. this election is of course about the support each party guts. but beyond that, several crucial votes in parliament have been on a knife edge lately, so whoever winds you could make a difference to decisions that affect the whole country. within peterborough‘s large polish community, it is a chance to make a change. anna sells specialist clothes and shoes for children, relying on imports from her native poland. she says concerns about brexit has damaged her business. lots of the polish community travel back. leave peterborough? yeah. that
is what affects my business. i am going to look for the party that wa nts to going to look for the party that wants to remain. for some, it is much wider than brexit. carol runs the community fridge, providing fresh food and company to those who need it. i think bmp has to care about homelessness. there isn't enough housing stock. the drug and alcohol related issues. it makes me enormously sad that in this day and age we have accused down the highway for food. age we have accused down the highway forfood. —— age we have accused down the highway for food. —— the age we have accused down the highway forfood. —— the queues. age we have accused down the highway for food. -- the queues. whatever the choice, the outcome here matters. the wait for the biggest game in european club football is almost over. thousands of tottenham and liverpool fans are descending on madrid for the final of the uefa champions league. liverpool hope to secure a sixth title, but for spurs, this is all a new experience. 0ur sports editor dan roan reports from madrid.
no city has been home to the champions of europe more often than madrid. but here in the spanish sunshine, an english team is about to bask in such glory. runners—up last year, and winners of the premier league, liverpool are desperate to finally progress with the game's most prestigious prize. it is the obvious thing, the silverware, that's why we're here. we want to win it with all we have. but the things that have happened in the past, for me, i've still got confidence. if tomorrow is half as dramatic as the semifinals it will be compelling. liveable overcoming barcelona in a game anfield will never forget, and spurs with just as miraculous a comeback against ajax the next night, manager mauricio pochettino unable to contain his emotions. reporter: looking forward to the game, mauricio? of course! today in madrid he was more relaxed, as his team prepares for a first—ever champions league final, which could prove transformational for the club. it shows just how far tottenham's come as a club. and i've managed to see it since, you know, many years ago,
to where it is today. it's going to be a real special night for everybody involved in quite an emotional night as well, for everybody. the match sees two of the game's most popular and respected managers go head to head. pochettino has succeeded without the spending power of his counterpart, but klopp has reached more finals — this the fourth of his liverpool reign. both men, however, are yet to win silver for their respective clubs. when tottenham and liverpool emerge from the tunnel here tomorrow evening, they will realise they are about to play one of the biggest matches that english club football has ever seen. 0n only one other occasion in european football's most prestigious club competition have two english teams contested the final. it simply doesn't get much bigger. liverpool are defined by success in this competition,
winning it a remarkable five times. spurs don't have such a pedigree, and finished 26 points below their opponents in the league. i still think liverpool will win. i say that purely based on the season they've had, liverpool are so consistent. they play with high intensity, they beat tottenham twice. arguably they were lucky in the second one at anfield, but they have got the job done, time after time. this is a special period for english football, chelsea beating arsenal this week in the europa league final. now two more of its clubs stand on the verge of the ultimate prize. the wait for the biggest game in european club football is almost over. thousands of tottenham and liverpool fans are descending on madrid for the final of the uefa champions league, many without tickets. natalie pirks reports. there is nothing greater, nothing greater in life. it means more than so many things. you've got the atmosphere, soaking up the sun.
ijust wouldn't miss it, you just wouldn't miss it. football, like music, invokes passion, and people do extraordinary things for love. stressful, thursday morning... you've got 12,000 miles, you are coming, i don't think it's actually possible to be further away. but after 30 hours travelling from new zealand, lifelong spurs fan michael blackman had to unpack in the corridor as his room was still in use. but at least he has a ticket, right? i've got a ticket to madrid, but not so much to the game. literally, i am going to lose all dignity, seriously. i'm going to do whatever i can and if it comes down to cash, just deal with it at the time. he is far from the only one with hope in his heart. everywhere you turn are desperate
fans, with black—market tickets going for up to ten times the face value of official ones. a field day for those looking to cash in. but it's notjust the cost of tickets — merely getting here and staying here has cost fans a fortune, with the businesses accused of profiteering off passion. but is it outrageous, or merely supply and demand? in my opinion it is normal that you put up the prices, the demand is very high, but not so much, not so much. i think they are abusing it a bit. madrid is expecting an extra 800 flights this weekend, but what about those who couldn't fly? 100 euros a night has bought mike's family a patch of tarmac for their tent and pick—up truck 12 miles outside the city. it's a life dream, it's something i've been wanting to do since i was five, six, seven years old. so excited recently, we found out a while ago that we were going, and it's been such an excruciating wait. that wait is almost over. but tonight we are hearing the dream is almost finished for others thinking they had bought tickets from resale sites, only for them to fail to materialise. they're here on a wing and a prayer,
football their religion. one of iceland's most beautiful natural attractions has been left in ruins after years of uncontrolled tourism. the leioarendi cave, near reykjavik, has seen many of its stalactites and stalagmites destroyed, and much of the walls have been covered in graffiti. conservationists say local tourist companies are to blame. the bbc‘s tim allman reports. it is an age—old dilemma, when nature and commerce meet head—on. this cave was only unearthed in 1990, but it is estimated that since then, hundreds of thousands of tourists have paid a visit. a delicate coating of fungus that covers the walls has been damaged by people writing graffiti. stalactites and stalagmites have been broken off.
translation: i have come to the conclusion that a natural wonder of this magnitude and importance should have some sort of natural rights, like human rights, so it would be illegal to use it without limitations. the cave has proven to be highly lucrative, with claims some tourist companies charge more than $130 per trip. with thousands of people visiting each year, you're talking about a lot of money. local authorities say they are working on an action plan to try and put things right. translation: we will start inside the cave and try to repair the damage. regrettably, some people do not show respect for their surroundings. we need to know how many people visit because that gives us an indication of the plans we need to make. if tourist numbers are not controlled, the damage to the cave is likely to continue and potentially get worse. but the clue might have been in the name. "leioarendi" means
"end of the road." time to get the weather with thomas shut tanaka. hello. well, saturday is almost certainly going to bring the warmest weather we will have seen so far this year, with temperatures expected to reach the high 20s, but not everywhere. in fact, just across a small part of south—eastern britain. the warm currents of air are coming in from the south, from portugal and spain. the warmth is spreading across france, germany, into eastern parts of europe as well. large swathes of europe will be under the influence of this high pressure. we're actually quite close to the low pressure as well, so there is rain in the forecast. it isn't looking sunny all through the weekend. in fact, starting off quite cloudy across some western areas first thing in the morning on saturday, but it is relatively mild. temperatures around 10—13 across the southern half of the uk, maybe just about single figures in the north. saturday, between the high pressure and the low pressure out in the atlantic, there is this weak front here which will bring some light rain to one or two places during the course of saturday.
we think increasing amounts of cloud across wales, merseyside, maybe northern england, a few spots of rain here for a time, and a fair bit of cloud, at least at times, in northern ireland and western scotland. here we have the yellow colours with much fresher air — well, i say fresh, but it will still be quite muggy. 26 at least in london, it will probably reach 28 in one or two other spots. saturday evening, if you have any plans outdoors, it's looking dry across much of england and wales. scotland, too, before this rain here arrives on sunday. so the high pressure on sunday slips away towards the east, and instead we get this low pressure diving in off the atlantic. that is when the change will start happening, sunday morning across western parts of the uk. the clouds roll in, the rain—bearing clouds. the winds will increase as well. in some areas the rain could be quite heavy and there might even be some cracks of thunder. through the day we will gradually see those clouds pushing through on the south—westerly wind, that wind will also squeeze the heat towards east anglia and the south—east. still very warm from lincolnshire into east anglia and london, but elsewhere, temperatures
will be closer to 18 or 20. that really sets the trend for next week. low pressure is very much in charge of the weather. 0ne slips away to the north, another weather front swings in from the south—west as well, so there'll be some spells of rain. it's not going to turn chilly. temperatures will probably still reach about 20 degrees in the south of the country. further north, maybe only around 1a. that's it. goodbye.
after a shooting at a government building in the us state of virginia. police say the suspect, a long—term employee at virginia beach municipal center was killed by police after ‘firing indiscriminitely‘ at workers inside the offices. the mexican foreign minister is on his way to washington for talks, after president trump threatened to impose tarifs on all mexican goods crossing the us border. president trump wants mexico to halt the flow of migrants into the us.. mexico's president says his government won't be provoked. the british retail tycoon sir philip green says he strenuously denies four charges of misdemeanour assault in the us. sir philip's arcadia group owns chains including topshop. the charges which each carry sentences of up to 30 days inprisonment relate to allegations he touched a woman "inappropriately". in a few minutes it'll be time for newswatch.