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theresa may calls on the party faithful in scotland to fight to keep britain united. in a bid to see off a second referendum on independence, she sets about the scottish nationalists. a tunnel vision nationalism, which focuses only on independence at any cost, sells scotland short. the snp, for its part, has accused mrs may of hypocrisy and a power grab. also tonight: the shoreham air show disaster in which eleven people were killed — an inquiry concludes the pilot flew too low and was too slow. the victims of an alleged chemical attack in mosul — where so—called is and iraqi troops are battling for control. the dup and sinn fein are returned as the biggest parties in northern ireland's second election in less than a year, but the result leaves concern for the future of power—sharing. concern for the future of power-sharing. write an essay about a festival. it's left cabbies confused.
the written test tens of thousands of minicab drivers in london will need to pass to get behind the wheel. and bed and banksy — the elusive british graffiti artist opens a hotel on the west bank with a message for the middle east. and coming—up in sportsday on bbc news: captain eoin morgan shows the way in antigua scoring a century in england's opening one day international against west indies. good evening and welcome to the bbc news at ten. the prime minister set her sights on the scottish nationalists today as she accused them of tunnel vision at the tory party conference in glasgow. the snp, for its part, accused her of mind—boggling hypocrisy. mrs may claimed the snp are pursuing independence at any cost and called on the party faithful to campaign for a united britain post—brexit.
the snp said she was making a power grab. our scotland editor sarah smith was watching. no cuts here! welcome to glasgow. a rather lonely little protest came out to greet the prime minister, who's come here to try and resist another referendum on scottish independence. theresa may has heard the warnings that the snp really might try to call another vote. she said they should focus on governing scotland. politics is not a game and government is not a platform from which to pursue constitutional obsessions. a tunnel vision nationalism, which focuses only on independence at any cost, sells scotland short. butjust in case, she's already rehearsing the arguments against scottish independence and for the union. we are four nations, but at heart we are one people. let us live up to that high ideal, and let us never stop making loudly
and clearly the positive, optimistic and passionate case for our precious union of nations and of people. thank you. a clear message there from theresa may to nicola sturgeon — stop all this talk about independence. the people of scotland don't want another referendum, the prime minister says. it's certainly the very last thing she wants. no one here wants to fight a referendum whilst also negotiating brexit. scottish tories are on the up. once written off, they are now the snp's biggest challengers. they insist they want to stop another referendum, because it would be divisive, not because they might lose. if there is to be another referendum on scottish independence, do you think you would win? i think there's every chance that the no campaign, the unionist campaign, the pro—uk campaign, could win by even more, because the economic case for independence has utterly
collapsed, and also, the snp forcing this onto a public in scotland that don't want it would see them have an immediate hit and make it a far harder mountain for them to climb. outside the conference, some people are alreadty preparing for the fight. senior snp figures say it is the prime minister's refusal to consider a separate, bespoke brexit deal for scotland that may lead to another referendum. i think if the uk government does not reach a compromise agreement with the scottish government to protect our place in europe, there will be a referendum on scotland's independence, because we have to protect our place in europe. either the prime minister's rhetoric means something and she respects the people of scotland and respects the scottish government, or she doesn't. time's running out for the prime minister. it is the scottish conservative party who will have to lead the fight for the union if there is to be another referendum. they may soon have a battle on their hands. you heard angus robertson say time
is the running out, what does he mean, the snp say if the uk government want too avoid another referendum, they have to commit to a deal to allow scotland to stay in the single market, even after the rest of the uk leaves the eu and they want a commitment on that before theresa may triggers article 50, which will happen some time this month. thank you. the pilot of the plane which caused the shoreham airshow disaster in which 11 people died performed an acrobatic manoeuvre that was too low and too slow. those are the findings of the final report into the crash in 2015 by air accident investigators. the pilot — who survived — says he remembers nothing about the crash, but investigators say he could have aborted the manoeuvre to prevent the accident, as richard westcott reports. it's still shocking — a vintage jet crashing out of the blue on to a packed road, killing eleven people. today's report explains what happened.
as pilot andy hill begins his loop, he is more than 300 feet too low and nearly 50mph too slow. at the top of the manoeuvre, the engine should be at full power, but it it's not — he's still too low and too slow, but doesn't seem to realise. and four seconds later, by around this point here, he could potentially still have saved the plane. he didn't. the pilot says he can't remember anything about the accident, so we may never know why. andy hill's very experienced, but he was used to flying a much smaller plane and may have got confused. this pilot was also qualified to fly other aircraft at displays, including another vintage jet, called a jet provost. and we found that the jet provost, at the top of such a manoeuvre would achieve the speed and height very similar to that achieved during the accident flight. so it was certainly a possibility that he had misremembered the figures from that other aircraft time.
the report says a lack of safety planning was the reason that this accident was so deadly. no one was clear who was in charge of safety— was it the organisers or was the regulator? plenty was done to protect people inside the air show, but almost no thought went into protecting people who just happened to be driving by. i remember seeing it hit the ground and at that moment ijust sort of instinctively turned away and covered by face. thomas was standing on this spot when the hunter crashed just feet away — the fireball burning his hands and legs. slightly angry that not enough thought was put into the planning, the risk assessment. the report says there was a sort of lax culture around the preparation of these displays, sort of the feeling was, well, it was safe last year, we can put it on again and it will be just the same. among the eleven who died was mark reeves a 53—year—old plane enthusiast. his family gave their reaction.
the early days of this crash were getting over sort of the trying to move on with you know get back to normality — with funerals. but as time has gone on, it has turned to the investigation, it has turned to why this has happened, it's turned to how it could happen. and i don't see a near end in sight for it all either. the families now know why this plane crashed, but with the pilot still being investigated for manslaughter and the inquests to come, it could be months before they know whether anybody will be held to account. richard westcott, bbc news. the latest results from northern ireland's assembly elections show a significant increase in support for sinn fein. the democratic unionist party look likely to be the biggest party, though the full results won't be known until tomorrow. following that, coalition talks will need to succeed to avoid direct rule being re—imposed from westminster, as our ireland correspondent chris buckler reports.
this contains flash photography. this election marks a moment for sinn fein. a time their leadership were keen to capture remember. if walking out of government was a gamble for the party, it's paid off. they've increased their share of the vote, narrowing the gap between them and their old coalition partners, the dup, and that will be seen as a personal triumph for sinn fein's new leader at stormont, michelle o'neill. i said consistently throughout the campaign sinn fein are not interested in going back to the status quo. that remains the position. the dup need to have fundamentally changed their ways and be true to the principles of power—sharing, if they want to go back into the institutions. the democratic unionist party still have the largest share of the first preference votes, but onlyjust. and is deemed elected, arlene foster. and to an extent, the dup leader, arlene foster, is putting on a brave face. she was forced from the office of first minister, when sinn fein brought down power—sharing.
now there's work to be done and work to quickly mend the relationship which had been frayed by the discord of this election. belfast has long had a reputation linked to divisive politics. if anything, this election to stormont has cemented that. people returned to the ballot box to make their choice, following a bitterfallout over a botched green energy scheme, among many other things. and that's anything but a laughing matter for those who found themselves voting again, just ten months after the last election. i think there's too much bickering and fighting, and instead of what they were elected for, instead of looking after the people and trying to do something for the people, there's too much in—house fighting. but if there is public frustration with that old battle between irish nationalists and british unionists, it didn't benefit stormont‘s opposition parties. i shall make my statement
and leave the stage. this evening, the ulster unionist leader mike nesbitt stepped down, taking responsibility for his party's poor performance. in contrast, this now seems to have been a picture perfect campaign for sinn fein's michelle o'neill. some claim arlene foster may also have motivated republicans to vote, having compared them to crocodiles during the campaign, but it's sinn fein who have benefited most from this snap election. the final votes for the final seats are still being counted tonight. but the close result and the poor relations between the dup and sinn fein have relations between the dup and sinn fei n have left relations between the dup and sinn fein have left a potential problem. the parties have three weeks to agree a deal. frankly tonight, that seems like a tough ask. and it raises the prospect that there could be what is known as direct rule where, westminster step in and take control of government in northern
ireland at least for a time. now neither of the partives want that. but — parties want that, but it is clear they don't want to work together either. a brief look at some of the day's other other news stories. officials in ireland have found a significant quantity of human remains at the site of a former church—run mother and baby home. the discovery was made by a forensic team investigating reports that nearly 800 children died at the institution in tuam in county galway between 1925 and 1961. cumbria police has unreservedly accepted the criticism of an investigation into the death of 13—month—old poppi worthington four years ago. the police complaints watchdog found it wasn't fit for purpose — that officers didn't look sufficiently into whether she had been abused, despite her injuries. sir bruce forsyth has spent five nights in intensive care following a severe chest infection. the veteran entertainer was taken to hospital on sunday after falling ill. the 89—year—old's manager says he is due to go home soon. the red cross says chemical weapons
appear to have been used in the iraqi city of mosul, which government forces are trying to liberate from so—called islamic state. twelve people have been hospitalised, but exactly what chemical has been used is still unknown. our correspondent wyre davies has been to the hospital in the city of irbil and sent this report. an eleven—year—old boy rushed to hospital after a mortar struck his home, releasing what witnesses describe as a nauseating gas. two incidents and 12 victims. no doubt, say doctors, it was a chemical weapons attack. some people have breathing problems, like in an asthma attack and the majority of patient has developed different size
of blisters. tonight, the international committee for red cross said the chemical used was like to be mustard gas. is has threatened to use chemicals before, but it has not been clear what they have to deliver the chemicals. fighting is fierce, but iraqi government forces are slowly gaining the upper hand. they say they are finding as they advanced evidence is has been stockpiling large amounts of chemicals. abu islam, a senior is commander, spoke to the bbc at the detention centre where he's being held in northern iraq. to him, chemical weapons, held in northern iraq. to him, chemicalweapons, drones held in northern iraq. to him, chemical weapons, drones dropping bombs, and using civilians as human shields, arejustifiable bombs, and using civilians as human shields, are justifiable tactics to defend and prolong is control over
mosul. translation: anyone who is in danger hides himself behind others. it's like if you are droning, you might drag someone down with you. even a member of your family. in drag someone down with you. even a member of yourfamily. in order to survive, people do everything they can, even if it means using human south shields. —— humans, as shields. the fight from ozil has driven thousands of people to refugee camps already full to overflowing, with 700,000 civilians still trapped inside westernmost soul. but is may now be using chemical weapons is a huge concern. this man and his family survived the warped logic of ivf and say they are lucky to have escaped with nothing but their lives. translation: n'diaye yes, having a phone card, or a woman refusing to cover herface,
phone card, or a woman refusing to cover her face, could phone card, or a woman refusing to cover herface, could mean certain death, he says. this latest incident showing no one is safe from an organisation that offers its own people precious little humanity. wyre davies, bbc news, northern iraq. the government says it's likely to refer a proposed £12 billion merger between sky and 21st century fox to the media regulator ofcom. concerns have been raised over what would be one of the biggest ever media mergers in uk history — about broadcasting standards and competition. our media editor amol rajan is here. rupert murdoch is having a second crack at this, is he more likely he is. in 20— —— in 2010—11 he is. in 20- -- in 2010-11 it he is. in 20— —— in 2010—11 it was the last time he bid. it was
derailed by the phone hacking scandal. since then, murdoch is split is company into two. he only controls 39% of sky. if he gets the remaining 61% he will consolidate his power and expand through europe. whether that's a good thing for viewer choice or not is a question for ofcom, the regulator, rather than karen bradley, the culture secretary. all drivers applying for a minicab licence in london will have to pass a test to prove their english skills before they can get behind the wheel. that's because the taxi app, uber, has lost its high court battle with transport for london. uber‘s claim that the requirement was discriminatory was thrown out by the high court. the taxi firm says tens of thousands of drivers could now lose theirjobs, as they can't pass the written english test, as sophie long reports. uber, the smartphone app that's become a popular way to get about town. but transport for london set a requirement that from october all private hire drivers, which include minicab and uber drivers, should not only be able to speak english, but pass a written test too. such a lovely man. he loves his comedy. hasan has been a private hire driverfor 15 years and driving for uber for three.
he passed the speaking and listening test, but failed the written one. i took the test. they was asking me about mars. can you write anything about mars? i'm only a minicab driver in london. how i know about mars? they can ask me anything about london, about prime minister's name, about any mp name, about uk, not about mars. i don't know what to do in the future. i have no idea. uber operates in 25 towns and cities across the uk. over 40,000 drivers have signed up to work with them. of those, the vast majority work in london, where they make over a million journeys every week. horns blare. traditional london cabbies protesting about the taxi app and changing regulations in part prompted the introduction of the test. uber challenged it, saying it would lead to indirect racial discrimination and result in more than 30,000 of their drivers losing their livelihoods.
the mayor of london welcomed the ruling, saying, he's delighted the courts have backed his plans to drive up standards and improve passenger safety. and drivers of the traditional hackney cab are with him. i'm pleased it's coming, because it keeps standards high in the capital. they've got to go through some sort of test. we have to go through a test. write an essay for a teacher about a festival in a country you know. you should give examples of what happens at the festival and explain why the festival is important. yeah, well, i mean, i don't know what to say about that to be honest. do you think it's fair enough? i'd say definitely, yeah. oh dear! the more difficult they make it for uber, the better it is for us london cab drivers, to be honest. uber say writing an essay has nothing to do with communicating with passengers or getting them safely from a to b, and they'll appeal. in the meantime, hasan and thousands
of other private hire drivers like him will need to think about other possible routes ahead. sophie long, bbc news, london. the football association wants to introduce new rules to make life easier for referees — to help them make accurate decisions on the pitch and be less a target of abuse . a meeting of the international football association board at wembley also made plans to introduce video playback for controversial decisions in next season's fa cup. richard conway has more. commentator: what happened there? footballers behaving badly. now the game's global lawmakers say they want to improve player behaviour and give referees a helping hand. team captains will be asked to take on a greater leadership role. something the premier league has encouraged for a number of years. today, at wembley, the men and women who stand guard over football's laws have approved a package of measures, including sin bins for yellow card offences in amateur football. and a greater use of technology, as planned.
sensors to determine if the goal has been scored are already in use, but experiments with video replays will now be extended to decide the contentious decisions. referees should be reassured tonight, after these measures. definitely, definitely reassured. they know they have the full backing for their action. they have the tools today that they can use, but we will make sure that we can assist them even more. many sports, such as rugby, have a long established culture of respect. well, at least when it comes to dealing with officials. now football wants to follow suit. you have to calm down, discipline, 0k? it's tough to be a referee right now, but officials meeting here at wembley hope these new rules will make it easier for them wembley hope these new rules will make it easierfor them in wembley hope these new rules will make it easier for them in the long term but at a grassroots level there
are fears some referees will simply turn their back on the game, given the treatment they say they receive. this weekend, the number of amateur referees planned to strike. the fa say just referees planned to strike. the fa sayjust under 4000 officials quit each season, claiming only a small portion do so due to abuse. one young rest is now in talks with the governing body over his concerns, but believes this stand must be taken. we've tried a nice approach, we've tried speaking to the fa, we've tried speaking to the fa, we've tried speaking to the fa, we've tried dealing with players and if you are hit, head—butting and punching and abusing referees on a regular basis, this is what you are coming up against. i'm sorry, but we are striking and enjoy your weekends, because we'll be enjoying hours, sat at home, safe. respect is a much used word within football. the game pop cosmo —— the game's guardians hope their changes will make it more of a at every level.
his works already adorn walls the world over. now the elusive graffiti artist banksy has gone a step further and opened a hotel next to israel's separation barrier in bethlehem, which cuts through the occupied west bank. it's a hotel with a political message and is proving a controversial addition to the city's tourist itinerary, as alex forsyth has been finding out. steeped in irony — an artist's take on the grand hotels of a bygone age. this one claims to have the worst view in the world. the concrete slabs of the barrier israel has built in and around the occupied west bank are just feet away. this hotel as much a political statement as a new business. inside, echoes of an english gentlemen's club. but the artwork is a sharp contrast. banksy‘s critical view of life under israeli occupation, designed to persuade visitors of the palestinians' plight. as you lay down in your bed and you will look at the wall and you will look at the paintings all around you, and you will see
the agony and the images of what could be a different future. and i believe that's the best mobilisation message for people to get on their feet and act. the elusive artist has left his mark on the west bank before. there's even a shop selling his merchandise in bethlehem. his provocative art — not always popular — does attract attention. when banksy‘s work first appeared here in the west bank and then in gaza, there was some concern he was depicting palestinians as downtrodden, and some criticism in that by painting on the wall he was somehow normalising it, even making a feature out of it. and from an israeli perspective, undermining something they see as essential to their security. the architects of the controversial separation barrier have always defended its existence. we had so many terror attacks from the west bank to israel from 2000, until 2006, and even these days, there is still terrorists,
that are trying to cross from the west bank to israel and we have to stop them. but for critics the barrier is an infringement on freedom, a reason to protest, and now, an experience to pay for, with prices from tens, to hundreds of pounds a night, for a room with a view. alex forsyth, bbc news, bethlehem. that's it. now on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. have a very good night. good evening. i'm alice bhandhukravi. hello and welcome to sportsday —
i'm lizzie greenwood—hughes. plenty going on today, here's a taster of what's coming up. captain eoin morgan shows the way in antigua, as england win the first od1against west indies by 45 runs. andy murray eases into the final of the dubai tennis championships. and perfect pozzi, as britain hails its new european indoor hurdle champion. good evening — let's begin with cricket, and england have made
a great start to their one—day series in the west indies with a 45 run victory in the opening match in antigua. captain eoin morgan lead by example hitting an impressive century whilst bowlers woakes and plunkeet each took four wickets. hannah lupton reports. if england were hoping for a smooth start, they did not get it. new england test captain joe start, they did not get it. new england test captainjoe root, he was $0011 england test captainjoe root, he was soon out. this is the million dollar man ben stokes, doing what he does best, not even this chap could steal the limelight from eoin morgan, the captain leading by example and reaching his tenth one—day century in style. the hosts set 297, and that looked unlikely
after losing three wickets forjust three runs. the middle order fightback produced two half centuries, when steven finn ran out jason mohammed, their resilience crumbled, then planted with his fourth wicket wrapping up the victory, they meet again on sunday but it is advantage england —— liam plu nkett but it is advantage england —— liam plunkett with his fourth wicket. andy murray's comeback from a bout of shingles is going well. the world number one is through to the final of the dubai championships after beating lucas pouille in straight sets. he'll play fernando verdesco tomorrow. adam wild reports. when you are the world number one, your support rarely tyres. the question here, would andy murray, after yesterday's marathon, so early in the season, how would he react? it appeared it was an affecting him that much, winning the first three games in support —— and the support,
for the time being, satisfied. 3—0 down, now 4—3 and five, even the most partisan fans were excited. andy murray roared back as he has so often before, to eventually take the first set. if there had been moments of concern, the second set was rather less troubling. andy murray again taking control and this time he wasn't about to give it back. any effects yesterday's tiring day were rarely on display. britain's andrew pozzi is the new european indoor 60 metres hurdles champion. the 24—year—old claimed gold in belgrade this evening, crossing the line in 7.51 seconds — a tenth of a second quicker than second placed frenchman pascal martinot—lagarde. it's the first major title of pozzi's career.
i knew it was tight. i thought i might have got it but i wasn't sure. i wanted to wait. i'm over the moon, scrappy i wanted to wait. i'm over the moon, scrappy race and i had to work hard after a slow start, but a win is a win and i'm really happy. it has been a busy day for laura muir. on the first day of the european athletics championships in belgrade. two races today and she has qualified for both finals of the 1500m and the 3000 metres — one of three britons to make the final over the longer distance. this is the 1500m which she won to guarantee a slot in tomorrow's final. and a few hours earlier she had run a very tactical 3000m, doing just enough to make sunday's final. it's quite difficult to qualify, but there was no using up energy.