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taken to hospital after inhaling a gas that leaked from a chemical plant. at least 11 people died as a result of the incident at a polystyrene factory in the port city of visakha patnam. the facility, owned by the south korean conglomerate lg, was being re—opened after the coronavirus lockdown. for the seventh week in a row, millions of people have turned out on to streets acrss the uk to clap for nhs workers, carers and keyworkers. hywel griffiths has been speaking to one man who has more reason than most to be thankful. every week, we share this moment. in gratitude or grief, it gives us a way to be together. for danny in port talbot, it's heartfelt. the nhs saved his life. after eight days in a coma, he came through treatment for coronavirus. when he became the hospital's first covid patient to leave intensive care, it was the staff applauding him. i can't praise them enough.
there's not enough words in the vocabulary to praise them. i remember thinking to myself, "am i ever going to see him again?" clapping every week doesn't seem enough, but at least it's something we can do to show our appreciation. along danny's street, they clearly have a reason to applaud. this may be the seventh week, but it feels, if anything, like momentum has been building. people are finding new ways to say thank you. at port talbot‘s giant steelworks, they've been turning to song. music too in suffolk to celebrate key workers of every kind... in every corner of the country. those who've carried the load and kept the deliveries coming... those who couldn't stay at home, like the bus drivers of antrim.
thank you! what it means to work on the front line has changed forever. but at its heart, the nhs staff and carers have been protecting us all. without them, so many more lives may have been lost. hywel griffith, bbc news, port talbot. tomorrow is the 75th anniversary of victory in europe day. it was supposed to be a day of church services, veteran march—pasts and street parties. but it all had to be cancelled. instead, prince charles and the duchess of cornwall will lead the nation in a two—minute silence to mark the moment world war ii ended in europe. our special correspondent allan little looks back on a day that marked a real turning point for the nation. today is victory in europe day. we may allow ourselves a brief period of rejoicing.
for 75 years, looking back at this moment has been, for subsequent generations, an act of remembrance and of homage. the country honours the shared sacrifice of those who lived through it. reporter: the great news rang through the land. for britain had in the beginning stood alone in the darkness of a defeated europe. no wonder they now rejoiced. joy hunter was in the crowd that day. i think it was just hysteria, really. people probably didn't quite know how to behave, it had been so tight and suddenly it was over, and what did over mean? in fact, over meant a lot of hardship. but the britain that now emerged had been changed by the experience. the state had mobilised the entire population to the war effort. the government would now assume vast new powers in peacetime too. report: a spate of british railway building astonished the world. much of the economy was taken into public ownership — the railways, the coal mines,
iron and steel. a new welfare state and national health service would bring state provision into every home in the country. there would be no going back to the old normal of the 19305, for war had created a new public mood. to a remarkable degree, and one that is not perhaps always present now, that includes people who think that they'll be worse off under this post—war settlement. quite a large proportion of middle—class people who weren't going to benefit necessarily from it said that they still thought this was a good idea, something that ought to be done for other people. so i think that's part of that wartime mood, the recognition that the nation state owes something to everybody, particularly the least fortunate members of society. britain, though, had not stood entirely alone. it had its huge overseas empire at its back. these pictures are also from ve day. could they have known as they rejoiced that an exhausted
britain would soon lose its empire? for leadership of the western world now crossed the atlantic. britain would no longer be the pre—eminent global power. by 1960, the economy of the usa was producing nearly half the worth of the entire world. the post—war world would be shaped by american power. we are living in the midst of many great events. ve day still sits prominently in our collective memory, and we go on remembering it and paying homage to that generation, notjust for the war they fought, but for the peace they built when the fighting stopped. allan little, bbc news. that's it. now on bbc one, time for the news where you are. have a very good night.
welcome to bbc news. it is time now for us to take a look at the national and international papers. hello, and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me is the deputy political editor of the sun, matt dathan, and the director ofjohn smith centre at glasgow university, and former scottish labour leader, kezia dugdale. welcome to you both. we've got quite
a few welcome to you both. we've got quite afew in welcome to you both. we've got quite a few in already. the times reports that borisjohnson will keep britain in lockdown untiljune, after warnings that outbreaks in care homes and hospitals make easing restrictions any sooner, too dangerous. the financial times headlines a warning from the bank of england, that britain is on the brink of its worst recession since the great frost of 1709. the daily telegraph leads on ve day commemorations, with a call from opposition leader sir keir starmer saying, "we owe it to the ve generation to protect them from the virus in care homes." "keep smiling through" — that's the headline on the daily express, splashed across a re—coloured picture of britain celebrating victory day 75 years ago. according to the daily mail, prince andrew is being
sued for £61; million — almost $8 million — that he allegedly owes for a share in a ski chalet in the swiss alps. the prime minister of france eduard philippe is pictured on the front page of le figaro, after he announced france's careful plans to ease lockdown restrictions from monday. meanwhile, "india relaxes and pays a price" — that's the headline on the new york times, as india's looser rules on coronavirus have led to a spike in deaths in some areas. and on the front page of germany's frankfurter allgemeine, the simple headline "wounds of war". the paper reflects, 75 years after europe's formal acceptance of nazi germany's world war ii surrender. so let's begin... matt, kezia, welcome again. matt,
cani matt, kezia, welcome again. matt, can i start with you. because i was on last night and we were going over the first additions and happy monday the first additions and happy monday the splash in the sun. most of the titles have been briefed by someone, presumably someone at number ten that there was going to be a major easing of the lockdown. that doesn't seem to be the case at all now. what's happened in the last 25 hours? no, i think what's happened in the last 25 hours? no, ithink we what's happened in the last 25 hours? no, i think we got quite excited at the very small changes that we were to get to exercise as much as we want. possibly go to the park and sit down on benches. that's stuff feels kind of revolutionary at the moment. i think the situation is that it's changing every day. the date of his coming in every day. borisjohnson said himself date of his coming in every day. boris johnson said himself yesterday that he is delayed deceit... yeah, but you guys don't make all this up. you're being spun this by someone. did the spin change or did all the papers overwrite a ? did the spin change or did all the papers overwrite a? i think number
ten and government insiders got a bit spooked in a bit worried that there was a bit too much noise i had ofa there was a bit too much noise i had of a weekend, back on when the weekends can be quite hot. i think they're quite worried that people are going to get very excited... the damage is already been done in terms. p. m. to keep lockdown until june. very different message from the times from what we were reading a few hours ago? yes, seems to roll back. it seems to stem from the national statistics who is reporting there are still 20,000 new cases every day across the united kingdom. what's more, that our number that crucial number that they might be able to unlock the concrete might be climbing again. i think that recoups the suggestion that the electrons can come to an end anytime soon. when the prime minister addresses the nation at seven o'clock on
sunday i think were going to see very little change. in the next will be injune. very little change. in the next will be in june. hopefully very little change. in the next will be injune. hopefully that very little change. in the next will be in june. hopefully that will see a bit more. so that she suggestion in the times today at best we can expect some unlimited exercise across the united kingdom, perhaps the chance of some private prayer. not church ceremonies but they church the church did not chance of private prayer. aunt matt, the times describing them as baby steps. saying the true daily cases could be 20,000. that's far higher than previously acknowledged. what about the public gardens and the cafe terraces being open which was your special day? a market value not because everyone's doing this but there is none of that is there now? no. the reality is the data is still coming in. the times reflects it. 20,000 much higher than expected. their estimates about the prevalence
of the virus in this country, they've estimated that not .2% not .6 has already had it that's about 40,000. that's three times as many new cases than is being recorded in the data. that's what they think. obviously, they can only record the number of people who have tested positive. i think the dater is just coming in thick and fast. that's one of the reasons why borisjohnson wa nted of the reasons why borisjohnson wanted to delay the final decision about this current three week review until sunday night. he obviously wa nts to until sunday night. he obviously wants to get the peak tv audience. yeah, okay. let's go to the terra telegraph kezia. we can connect to that main photograph in a minute. they are saying lockdown fortnight in stages. they've been speaking to somebody who's obviously assuring them. but the easing could happen every 14 days. but with some tough measures also in place as well. do
we think that is feasible now in terms of schools opening, perhaps from june? and put that in the context of whether the rest of the united kingdom stands. of course scotland, wales and northern ireland have cautioned against even in easing of the lockdown potentially this low. that's right. the first ministers of all three nations said they don't want to be told what they're doing from the uk government. they would like ideally a foreign nation approach. but in order to secure that it has to be a piece of the country going slow is. it does seem to be suggesting that the art number in scotland and wales is higher than it is in and that suggests to which we can unlock the lockdown has to go a bit slower too. there's a lot of tension there. i think the telegraph points to concession number ten might not have to be three weeks every time perhaps every fortnight is what we can hope
for and that'sjust every fortnight is what we can hope for and that's just enough time to review the science, look at the evidence and take those baby steps. matt, how split is the cabinet on this? i think under boris johnson it's a very much more tight ship. under teresa made leaks and cabinet we re very under teresa made leaks and cabinet were very easy to come by. so it's quite hard compared to the last to really get a proper gauge about it. there are certainly much more united sense borisjohnson there are certainly much more united sense boris johnson came there are certainly much more united sense borisjohnson came back a few weeks ago. we have the doves and hawks the ones that wanted to lift restrictions earlier. i think as we go forward decisions will become very political about when we left and what we live. there are divisions and interesting quote in one of the front pages calling those who are keen for the left, lockdown to come earlier data set out much clearly or much clearly than is going to, these key dates, milestones that we can look forward to. the hope there is that the
population will abide by the rules, until the next ones are lifted. they get rewarded every two weeks. yeah, okay. let's look at the figaro because the economic imperative hair played out very strongly in france. at why philippe the prime minister pointing out that the economic necessity france needed to get back. they've got that interesting map. dominic raab st press conference today certain questions were asked about different demographics and area around the uk which had higher rates of the our rate. they weren't able to give the figures immediately but france appears to have done that 110w but france appears to have done that now doesn't it? it does. they appeared to be acutely comfortable doing different things about different parts of the country. france, at the traffic light system red cream and amber. they ditched the orange segment quite quickly realising that wasjust the orange segment quite quickly realising that was just too complicated. it wasn't going to be