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good morning, welcome to bbc news, i'm victoria derbyshire. between now and 11, we'll bring you the latest news and interviews. first of all, here are the headlines. music venues, theatres, galleries and museums are to get £1.5 billion after being devastated by the coronavirus lockdown. this is all—new money for the arts sector. look, arts are at the absolute heart of our national life, whether it is your local theatre where you go to see the panto, or a part of the history of our nation. and if you work for a music venue, club, theatre, circus, museum or gallery, is this new package enough to save yourjob? message me on twitter @vicderbyshire
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or email and can you answer the big question — why we can get on planes and trains and sit next to each other wearing a mask but can't do it in a theatre? lockdown restrictions continue to be eased around the uk — beer gardens reopen in scotland, in wales the five—mile travel restriction is lifted, and in northern ireland nail bars and tattoo parlours can reopen. as people worry about getting and keeping a job, the government promises 30,000 traineeships to get young people in england into work. delays in cancer diagnosis or treatment because of the coronavirus pandemic could lead to tens of thousands deaths in the uk, according to research seen by bbc panorama. coming up in the next hour — campaigners call for all sexual violence cases dropped because of the so—called "rough sex" defence to be reviewed.
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and ennio morricone, one of hollywood's most iconic film score composers, had died at the age of 91. a £1.5 billion government rescue package has been announced for the uk's arts and heritage sector, which has been devastated by the lockdown and social distancing rules. the funding throws a lifeline to venues, which were on the verge of closing their doors forever. the prime minister said the package, which runs until april, would safeguard the arts for "future generations", but labour said the money had come too late to save some organisations. here's our arts editor, will gompertz.
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theatres, music venues, cinemas and museums across the country have been brought to their knees by the covid—19 pandemic, with many saying they will be bankrupt within weeks without emergency government support. that arrived today with the 0liver dowden, the culture secretary, announcing a £1.57 billion rescue package for the culture and heritage sector. we wished it would come sooner, but that does not mean we're not extremely happy, but all i will say is that until we know what the future looks like for the performing arts, it will still always be a bandage on a wound of unspecified scale. the announcement has been warmly welcomed by many arts leaders, who say they can now see a way for their organisations to survive — at least until the spring. of the total amount, £270 million will be made available as loans, with the rest, the vast majority, coming in the form of grants. all those communities,
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those regional vital social hubs, have now at least got something to at least tide them over while they think of what is next. there are no guarantees, of course. my big next follow—up question would be, how do you plan to spend that cash, that emergency lifeline, to ensure that people still will be able to come and visit these vital venues? as ever, the devil is likely to be in the detail. the government has not specified how the money will be divided, and nor how the application process will work. there are likely to be many winners, but the money has come too late for some venues that have already been forced to close, while others only just clinging on to the hope of a post—pandemic return. will gompertz, bbc news. well, speaking to bbc breakfast this morning, the culture secretary, 0liver dowden, explained how the money would be spilt across venues in the uk. £888 million in grants, there's
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about 200 odd million in loans, that will be for sums over £1 million, those will be very favourable long—term low interest rate loans. there will be over £100 million to scotland, wales and northern ireland to support them. in addition to that, we will also be putting money into, £100 million into those big national institutions, so—called arm's—length bodies of the department for culture, media and sport, so places like the british museum, the victoria and albert museum, the national gallery. the criteria that we will use to apply those funds will be determined by my department working with the experts to see where the need is, but prioritising three things. first of all, preserving the so—called crown jewels that are of national and international significance, then protecting culture across the uk, so if you are in a part of england where you don't, there's not many cultural institutions, preserving those that there is really important, your local theatre or art and finally, if they contribute
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to wider economic growth. and in terms covered, that will cover theatres, galleries, museums, independent cinemas and music venues. let me know your reaction, will this be enough to save yourjob? we will get reaction from various of those organisations at about 9:15am as well. lockdown restrictions are being eased in scotland, wales and northern ireland today. in scotland, beer gardens and pavement cafes are allowed to open again.
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children under 11 no longer have to physically distance from each other or from adults, meaning they can now hug their grandparents. and nonessential shops have also reopened. from friday, it will be mandatory to wear an in—store face covering. in wales, outdoor attractions have reopened, with owners saying they're thrilled to return. the "stay local" guidance, asking people to stay within five miles of home, has ended, with no limits on travel. and from today two households will also be able to stay together indoors and overnight. people in northern ireland will be able to visit loved ones in hospital for the first time in months as part of lockdown measures easing there. close—contact businesses, such as hairdressers and nail salons, can now reopen. the revised guidance means spas, tattoo parlours, and massage providers can also resume trading from today. 0ur correspondentjohn mcmanus has the details. soho in central london on saturday night. partygoers enjoy the return of pubs
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and bars, but there was virtually no sign of the social distancing measures the government had insisted should be followed. elsewhere across england, it seems the reopening of bars went off mostly trouble—free. but one high—profile police officer said that drunk people can't or won't practise social distancing and that may become a problem as more venues reopen. let's go! in wales, the first minister, mark drakeford, joined in the celebrations for the 72nd birthday of the nhs on sunday evening. he's urged visitors to the country to behave safely and respectfully as some welsh restrictions come to an end today. the bar on people travelling more than five miles has been lifted, and outdoor attractions can also reopen. the tourist sector may welcome more guests from july 11th if conditions are right. for now, though, bars and restaurants remain closed.
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hi, how are you? good to see you. in scotland, though, beer gardens and pavement cafes will welcome back customers from later today, although they won't be able to go inside until at leastjuly 15th. at a rooftop bar in edinburgh, first minister nicola sturgeon saw for herself how venues will try to keep customers and staff safe. as in england, bar—goers will have to leave their contact details in case they need to be traced. everyone has a part to play. we've all got a personal responsibility right now to keep ourselves safe and protect others and ultimately to save lives so each of us as an individual citizen, from washing our hands to public transport, wearing a face covering, make sure you aren't in crowded places, comply with test and protect, all of that is really important. northern ireland reopened its hospitality industry on friday. today, hairdressers, barbers, beauty parlours and nail salons will follow suit. it's a welcome move. a new analysis by the stormont government says job losses caused by the pandemic could match those of the 1980s. it's something that all parts of the uk are desperate to avoid.
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john mcmanus, bbc news. businesses in england are to receive £1000 for every young trainee they take on, as part of the government's stategy to help the economy recover from the coronavirus crisis. the placements, which will be for 18 to 24—year—olds, aren't paid, but they offer training in maths, english and cv writing as well as guidance as to what to expect in the workplace. 0ur political correspondent nick eardley is at westminster for us. tell us more details about this and who specifically will be targeted. yeah, morning, victoria. it is going to bea yeah, morning, victoria. it is going to be a big week for hearing about the government's economic strategy, the government's economic strategy, the chancellor in parliament on wednesday with an economic statement to mp5, and one of the biggest
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things he has got to figure out is how you stop unemployment going right up as the furlough scheme is wound down. this is one of the first previews we are getting of how the government intends to try and mitigate the impact of the crisis on jobs. now, as you say, the basic idea is companies get £1000 in england for every trainee they take on. it is particularly targeted at young people, ages 18—24, for the simple reason that there is a big fee in the treasury that they will be worst affected by this crisis. they have done research that suggests that people in that age bracket are 2.5 times more likely to work ina bracket are 2.5 times more likely to work in a sector like hospitality that has been shut down over the course of the lockdown. so it is one of those strategies that we are going to see from the government to try and mitigate the impact. i have got to say, at the moment, there are
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calls from opposition parties for a lot more, for flexibility for those companies that do take on trainees. i suspect we will hear more from the government about how they are going to shore up the jobs market as the furlough scheme ends when the chancellor makes that statement on wednesday. we will look out for that, thanks very much, eardley reporting. the border between australia's two most heavily populated states is to be closed to combat a spike in coronavirus cases. travel restrictions between victoria and new south wales will come in tomorrow night. more than 30 suburbs have been locked down in the victorian capital, melbourne, which has reported another 182 cases over the weekend. this is the best thing to do at this time out of a sense of caution. beyond that, if you think about the resources that are needed from a victorian point of view to the monitoring and checking people just from those hot zones, this is a much more logical way of doing it. no enjoys doing it, but it is, i think, the right step to take this point.
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it won't be a feature that goes on any longer than it needs to. 0ur correspondent in sydney, shaima khalil, says it's a very unusual move. this has been the first time in a century, since the border between new south wales and victoria has been closed. even at the height of the pandemic in march and in april, when other states closed their borders, those two states remained open to each other. so it kind of shows you the level of anxiety and concern that the leadership has about the situation in victoria. and despite it being confined, if you will, to those hot spots in melbourne, there is a real worry and concern that this could spill over to new south wales, australia's most populous state, which of course no—one wants to see. so despite playing that scenario down before here in new south wales, anything the prime minister is saying, that borders don't need to be shut,
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given how critical the situation is in victoria at the moment, now it is deemed necessary to close the borders between those two states. the headlines on bbc news: the uk's theatres, galleries and museums are to get support worth more than £1.5 billion after being devastated by the coronavirus lockdown. lockdown restrictions continue to be eased around the uk. beer gardens reopen in scotland, in wales the five—mile travel restriction is lifted, and in northern ireland nail bars and tattoo parlours can reopen. as fears grow over mounting unemployment, the government pledges 30,000 traineeships to get young people in england into work. that new package of £1.5 billion in grants and loans for theatres, galleries and museums around the country — will it be enough to stop them going under? let's talk to helen jewell, a programmer at the old market
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theatre in hove. and julian bird, chief executive of the society of london theatre and uk theatre. actor sophie cartman also had a casualjob in the box office at the national theatre which she lost last week. that is correct, victoria, yeah. so i wonder how you react to this package that was announced late last night, bearing in mind the fact that you lost yourjob a week ago? yeah, it was obviously an amazing surprise, because we thought it would happen later this week, that they would make an announcement, and there were lots of petitions that eve ryo ne there were lots of petitions that everyone was putting forward, eve ryo ne everyone was putting forward, everyone in the industry amplifying their voices to be heard. so it was, obviously, very sad to lose the job at the national, i worked there for two yea rs ? at the national, i worked there for two years? and let me bring in
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julian, if i may, you represent organisations and individuals, including producers and theatre owners, how do you react this morning? well, of course, we are hugely welcoming of the package of support the government has announced. i think it is the most of any country in the world, support for the arts and cultural sector at this moment in time, and of course we wait to see what the breakdown looks like between the different art forms and how that affects theatre, because, you know, we are at a crisis point in our performing arts with no income for 16 weeks or something, and i am sure, as others will say in a moment, you know, the way ahead looks quite hard. we want to get open as soon as we possibly can. but let's celebrate that the government have offered this huge package, let's make sure it gets to the right people, the workforce, and the right people, the workforce, and the right people, the workforce, and the right organisations. you work on the right organisations. you work on the programme at an independent venue, helen, how much is this
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package going to help save you? well, we hope, victoria, it will really help us. obviously, asjulian said, this is a hugely welcome news, especially for, i mean, the whole ecosystem, which comprises of independent producers, artists, small grassroots venues like ourselves, and bigger institutions and festivals. i guess the thing we are really looking forward to seeing as how that money is going to get to the people who need it most and how quickly it is going to get to them. sophie, i think you were due to perform in a production at the national from perform in a production at the nationalfrom april to perform in a production at the national from april tojuly, perform in a production at the national from april to july, tell perform in a production at the national from april tojuly, tell me what the impact of this whole crisis has been on somebody like you and your future employment prospects. has been on somebody like you and your future employment prospectsm has been really devastating, victoria, and very worrying. i was due to perform in a play from april,
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andi due to perform in a play from april, and i was only castaway a week—and—a—half before lockdown, it all happened so fast, one minute in the rehearsal room, then it has all been cancelled. it has been really depressing, to be honest, because watching over the last few months the industry crumble, and at the point we didn't think we were going to get any funding, it was really very frightening for me, for everybody in the industry, because you don't know where to go next. and if you think, this is the career i love, this is what i am passionate about, if it is going to stop, com pletely about, if it is going to stop, completely out of your control, you know, it is a horrible thing. but the news last night is extremely amazing! would there be quite a few actors who take casualjobs in, for example, the box office? is that the norm? yeah, many actors work in box offices, or writers, a lot of
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creatives tend to take jobs in theatres, because you are in a creative environment, you get to see shows as well, the little perks of thejobs, and shows as well, the little perks of the jobs, and they are very flexible when you have to take time off to do acting work. i wonder if! when you have to take time off to do acting work. i wonder if i can ask you, julian, can you answer this pretty fundamental question? the culture secretary has been doing the rounds, and the package has been welcomed by so many people, but he couldn't answer why the government says we can sit on trains and planes next to each other wearing masks but we can't sit in a theatre wearing masks. i wish i could answer that question, because i'm afraid i don't quite understand it either, and i have been leading a lot of working groups around reopening, and we expect open—air performances to begin quite soon, which in the summer begin quite soon, which in the summer months is really important, but, yes, the fundamental question, how can you sit on a full aeroplane
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with no distancing at all, in rows, just like in an auditorium, why is that different from theatres. did you feel you got some kind of answer? 0liver dowden did say that pa nto answer? 0liver dowden did say that panto at christmas represents huge transmission risks, and obviously it isa transmission risks, and obviously it is a particular art form, theatre does not just represent is a particular art form, theatre does notjust represent panto, as we know. i think he is referring to multi—generational families going to pantomimes, people of all ages, and some medics feel that as an increased risk. i'm not sure we agree with that. we have got more and more evidence going into the government, the government themselves have some scientific trials under way around transmission within auditoriums. we need to see all that accelerated. you know, we don't want to lose pantomime, we don't want to lose pantomime, we don't want to lose pantomime, we don't want to lose the winter season. work has to accelerate, and we have to get conclusions around that. or we will see our venues
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close for a much longer period of time. so you feel theatre has to be back performing before winter? helen, would you agree? because if not, are you saying that theatres like your own may still yet to go under with this package? unfortunately, victoria, yeah, many companies and venues like ourselves are on the brink, and it is critical right now. obviously, this is a huge welcoming package the government has offered and we're so glad they have responded in this way, but without knowing when we can reopen, it is very difficult to know if we will survive. and so, yes, the future is still uncertain, until we have survive. and so, yes, the future is still uncertain, untilwe have a clear way forward and timeline. thank you, all of you, thank you very much for talking to us this morning. we appreciate your time here on bbc one, sophie cartman, an actor, julian byrd, chief executive
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of uk theatre, and helen is an independent programmer at a theatre. passengers entering england from dozens of countries will no longer have to quarantine from the 10th of july. however, portugal is one of the countries that isn't on the list. the government says the decision is based on scientific assessments, but the portuguese foreign minister has described it as absurd. portugal's tourism board president, luis araujo, said he was surprised and shocked by the decision. the first was a surprise and shock, the second was disappointment. the response with the pandemic here in portugal is and was exceptional, good, timely control measures, a population that complies with regulations, massive testing, so we we re regulations, massive testing, so we were surprised with the decision. we know the situation here in portugal, and sometimes reality is quite different from what the decision portrays. we are one of the
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countries that test more in europe, the six european countries that test more, more than 1.2 million tests in portugal, more than 10% of the population. that is the strategy being followed by the government and the institutions to track as many situations and as many cases as possible. we want to fight this together, this is the way to fight, and we think it is not a matter of just focusing on one item or one statistic. you have to see the overall picture of the situation inside the country. and the overall picture is excellent, everything is working smoothly, the hospitals have almost 60% capacity. so everything is moving very smoothly, and the situation is completely different from what this decision portrays, for sure. the italian composer, ennio morricone, who wrote hundreds of film scores,
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has died at the age of 91. he became famous in the 19605 through his partnership with the director sergio leone, later worked with directors bernardo bertolucci and john carpenter, and won two oscars. 0ur correspondent lizo mzimba looks back at his life. music plays. his music defined so many classics. this time also saw the start of an enduring partnership. 0n the right ennio morricone, on the left sergio leone, who directed the spaghetti westerns that morricone would provide the music for. he was prolific, composing over 500 scores for film and television. his theme for the bbc
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drama the life and times of david lloyd george became an unlikely chart hit. music plays. in the 1980s, he cut down on work but was tempted back. music plays. his score for the mission combined jesuit, native music and oboe. music was ennio morricone's life, and reflecting that, perhaps his most personal score was for cinema paradiso, the story of a man whose passion for film began as a young boy.
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his own love affair with cinema was one that lasted a lifetime. thank you for your messages, those of you who work in music venues, kevin says, i represent one of the largest community theatres in europe
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with three venues. while we welcome the package from the government, our concern as an amateur theatre is we will see none of the funds, mainly because it is being dished out by a rts because it is being dished out by arts council england, and we believe they have a bias against amateur theatre. we are ready to start performing now, we are covid secure, we have invested in measures to ensure this, including an ozone generator to kill viruses and make our auditorium and stages secure. we are ready to go, let me open now. that is kevin fraser. josh says, the announcement is overdue and welcome, but it is not enough to save a sector already facing catastrophe. there is a fear within the industry that, as with arts funding in the past, support will prioritise the big name venues and small regional theatre and music will suffer most. josh goes on to say, perhaps regarding why we can go on a plane but not a theatre, the structure of theatres and venues is not easy to
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adapt to social distancing, actors and technical staff have to interact and technical staff have to interact and would be at risk. and jacqueline says, projection of voices from actors may generate a spate which could infect the audience. would you wa nt to could infect the audience. would you want to risk it? and james says, there is often loud declaration and singing, known methods of super spreading. your reaction to the government support package very welcome. send me an e—mail or message me on twitter. now it's time for a look at the weather with carol. hello again. after such a windy weekend, today it is still going to be pretty breezy but not quite as windy as it was, for example, yesterday. whilst we've got a fair few showers around, many of them fading through the afternoon, a line from yorkshire down towards norfolk, these could be heavy and also thundery. at the same time, with a front coming in across the north of scotland will bring in some rain to the northern isles, and here also gusty winds gusting to about a0 mph or so.
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that weather front sinking southward through the course of the night, still a few showers in scotland, northern england for a time. and by the end of the night, a new weather front coming in from the atlantic will introduce thicker cloud and also some rain, initially to northern ireland. cool in the north, not as cool further south. tomorrow this band of rain will move steadily eastwards. still a little bit of uncertainty as to its northern and southern extents, but certainly for southern coast all counties, the channel islands, looking at some sunshine, as we are sunshine and showers across the highlands. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines. the uk's theatres, galleries and museums are to get support worth more than £1.5 billion — after being devastated by the coronavirus lockdown. beer gardens reopen in scotland, in wales the five—mile travel
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restriction is lifted, and in northern ireland nail bars and tattoo parlours can reopen. as fears grow over mounting unemployment, the government pledges 30,000 traineeships to get young people in england into work. campaigners are calling for all sexual violence cases that have been dropped because of the so—called "rough sex" defence to be reviewed. also known as the 50 shades defence, it's about to be outlawed by the government. it's been used by some defendants accused of murdering or violently injuring a sexual partner who claim that the death or injuries sustained were part of consensual sex. in december 2016, 26—year—old natalie connolly was found dead with a0 separate injuries, after her partner claimed in court she had been injured during "rough sex". he was sentenced to three years eight months for manslaughter. the murderer of backpacker grace millane in new zealand tried to claim
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she died accidentally during rough sex. ajury found him guilty of murder and he's injail for life. on our programme 18 months can't consent to this called for the defence to be banned. it is significant in lots of ways. these cases are often reported as isolated incidents. what we can see there is a real pattern and recent pattern of these defences being used. what is significant is it is often a way to get out of a more serious charge. often a way for, in some cases, we have seen the police decided not to investigate these further, treated them like accidents. 0nly laterfor the men to be convicted of murder when, for instance, they have murdered another woman. in some cases, they have had to do that before they were convicted of the earlier crime. the british government is set to ban it under the domestic abuse bill. and we'll talk to fiona mackenzie again to get her reaction in a moment. first bbc three's hannah price has made this film, produced
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by michael cowan, and obviously the nature of the subject means that some of it is upsetting. i said right at the start of the investigation, the rough sex defence was my main concern. theyjust brushed it aside. when i first reported it, they sent a uniformed officer around, and asked if i liked rough sex. government is set to outlaw the rough sex defence by adding a new clause to its domestic abuse bill. but for some women, their cases never even made it to court. like lucy who is 23. after leaving an abusive relationship, she reported the rape she had been subjected to by her ex partner. lucy is not her real name and her words are spoken by an actor. priorto him, i have
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never had rough sex. it's not something i am into. i don't like it. it was more i was doing it for him. the night of the rape, we had an argument because i commented on a guy's instagram post. he got really, "0h, you must not love me, if you are thinking about other guys.". lucy says what followed was a vicious rape, filmed by her ex—boyfriend. in the video from that night, i am crying. i am saying, i can't do this, i don't want to do this. the police scrolled through the messages. the police said in other videos on my phone, you could see we had consensual rough sex before. and so my ex would not have known i didn't want it that time. i said right at the start of the investigation, the rough sex defence was my main concern. theyjust brushed it aside. they said this was the reason there was no further investigation into my rape case after i had this male police officer looked at that video, and multiple others of me having sex. ijust don't understand how the police can look at a video like that and decide it is not rape. lucy wants the government
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to ensure her case and others like it are reviewed by the police and cps. helping victims to do this is human rights lawyer anna mazzola from the centre for women's justice. i think there is mileage in looking at all of the cases where the cps or police have decided not to prosecute on the basis that a defendant might claim the rough sex defence. if they have interviewed the perpetrator and other factors are in place, then, it is open to the victim or survivor to bring a victim's rights review. that is often where we get involved. we do think there are general problems about the way the victim's rights review system is operating. certainly the scheme is police review police and that often results, generally, in the original decision being upheld. the government should be extending this period and ordering the cps and police to review cases where this has happened.
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i think it would be very helpful if a review was ordered or at least it was made clear that where these cases come to light they should be investigated even if that three—month deadline is passed. shortly after being picked up for a first date by a guy she met on a dating app, cat, who is 2a, woke up disorientated and confused in his car. he said he was going to take me out for a date. obviously, we had been flirting and talking. we never made it to a restaurant. we were, i guess, fooling around in the car. it escalated beyond being fun and sexy quite quickly. had what you had heard and read about the rough sex defence, affected your decision to not report what happened ? i haven't got the law involved in this because it does not seem, i know it won't go anywhere, i know it would trigger me
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to have to prove something traumatic happened. because how do you prove that? that it was just rough play. that it went a little bit too far. 0ops. rather than a serious physical and sexual assault. labour harriet harman is one of the mps who sponsored the bill. i think this will have implications for the crown prosecution service, and i am seeking a meeting with the director of public prosecutions who runs the cps. because they will need to issue new guidance about cases going forward. and yes, reviewing past cases. i think that they should look back. there is enough evidence of cases where they have taken as read the rough sex gone wrong defence, and therefore, not prosecuted. and rape is such a serious crime, such a violation of a woman both physically and mentally. it is important that offenders are brought to justice.
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it sends a terrible message as well because it gives the impression that you can rape a woman and get away with it. and that must not be allowed to happen. so, i think a serious review of those cases that raise these issues would be very important to do. how much more could i possibly need? what else? i have literally had a message from him saying, "i have raped you." i don't know what else you would need to get it to cps. hannah price reporting. and hannah's written about this too — have a look at the bbc website — and fiona mackenzie, who we heard from earlier, joins me now. also i'm joined by the conservative mp for newbury, lucy farris. fiona, your campaign is getting the law changed, how do you feel? iam under law changed, how do you feel? i am under no illusion, this is only
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the beginning. as the government minister said, it was important to make it clear you cannot consent to your own murder. and to make it clear not just to your own murder. and to make it clear notjust to the general public but to practitioners in the criminal justice system, police, prosecutors, judges, barristers. we see failings at every single stage of the criminal justice system. at every single stage of the criminaljustice system. there is so much more to make this work in practice. it is my understanding it is common law that you cannot consent to being injured or killed. and this will now be written down and put into law by the government. some barristers say it will not change that much because that common law principle already exists. barristers, i don't know if they expect members are public to look at case law, there is no that existing law was not clear, was not being
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applied, was widely reviled by academics and lawyers. to have it put into statute is so important and gives a good foundation for what comes next. laura, how significant is this?” comes next. laura, how significant is this? i do think it is a significant change in the law. on that point, there is barristers who say the existing cases did the job have not read the natalie connolly case. in paragraph 31 of that judgment where they deal with really extreme and graphic injuries that occurred to her during sex, they find she consented, that the defendant inflicted them, and there was inconsistency in the law. when those decisions are reached, they recalled the night after the victim has died and has no ability to say what happened, they usually make a recording there was
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consensual, very viole nt make a recording there was consensual, very violent acts may be equivalent to torture, and they immortalise the victim in a judgment by recalling what her sexual appetites were when she cannot give evidence. i wonder if you think now, the cps should review all cases where the rough sex defence was used by an individual which led to a case being dropped? i certainly think there is a need to review them and to look at the evidence available. you have a moving piece that ijust listen to. i think this change sends out a really strong message. it doesn't try to regulate how people conduct their private lives but it doesn't say two perpetrators you will be responsible for all the consequences of your actions and sends out a message about what we as a society think about violent and degrading behaviour. i am afraid to say it is young women who are increasingly
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experiencing dog that is reflected in your interviews. fiona, we know that a victim has a right to review a decision made by the cps or police to drop a case. we know that is supposed to be done within three months. however, the cps and police have the power to accept reviews outside of that timescale in exceptional circumstances. are these cases exceptional in your view and should we look back to review those that we re we look back to review those that were dropped where the rough sex defence was used? exactly. we see systemic problems with police and prosecutors who believe the women have consented to serious violence and because of that they should welcome hearing from women who have experienced a brush off in terms of prosecution. i do not think they are collecting any data so they will struggle to find those historic cases. i think they should make a good attempt and make a public statement women can come
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forward. thank you both very much for coming on the programme today. campaigning leading to this change of the law under the domestic abuse bill going through parliament now. the cps tell us claims a victim has consented to an assault do not stop us from prosecuting. they say they work closely with police to build and strengthen cases and if the legal is met they will always prosecute no matter how challenging the case. and if you've been affected by issues in this discussion, there is a range of organisations and websites that can offer you advice and support. you can find them listed on the bbc‘s actionline website at
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now, ellie goldstein is gucci beauty's newest face. the 18—year—old model from east london — who has down syndrome — was scouted by italian vogue to be the face of gucci's new makeup campaign. this photo from the shoot is now the most "liked" photo on gucci's instagram ever with over 800,000 likes. thousands of people have commented too, with many calling the photo "beautiful" and applauding gucci for its inclusivity. ellie has since been featured in several fashion magazines around the world and has herself received tens of thousands of new followers on social media. and we can talk to ellie and her mum, yvonne now at home in ilford. hello to both of you. hi. how are you? very good, thanks. yeah, i'm good. thank you for talking to us. i want to ask you, ellie, what was it like being a gucci model? really good. it made me proud of the campaign, and! really good. it made me proud of the campaign, and ifeel really really good. it made me proud of the campaign, and i feel really shocked about the comments and everything that i have got on instagram.
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what you think about all those likes? they are really crazy. i like one of them that says, my eyebrows look really cute! i read quite a few comments about your eyebrows. what was the thing your eyebrows. what was the thing you love most about the whole photographic shoot for gucci? it has been a fun day with hair and make—up. i loved to be on the camera a lot in that camera shoot. i love make up, and having my hair done. did you have a favourite dress? yes, i do. the best dress i liked was the ones with the beads on it. that was beautiful. i wondered, did
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you always want to be a model? yes, idid. it you always want to be a model? yes, i did. it has been really good being a model because i could be famous. yvonne, how did this all start? we just got a call from her agency. they said she had been chosen to do the gucci beauty campaign appearing in vogue, that was back in february, the shoot. how did you react? well, i phoned my daughter first, because she is a gucci fan. it was like, just couldn't believe it. such a big brand choosing ellie, that is incredible, really incredible. and has ellie always wanted to be a model? yes, she has always had a very
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outgoing, very unique personality. always wants the limelight. she has always been an entertainer. yes, i have. always. ellie, there must be part of you that has got real determination to try and make it in the world of modelling which can be cut—throat and ruthless and challenging. yeah. she takes it in her stride. yes, ido yeah. she takes it in her stride. yes, i do take it in my stride. why do you think there are more down's syndrome models used in adverts, on billboards, for the big fashion houses? well, i think it is about time they should be, quite honestly, for all disabilities. ellie do this campaign, and the response we have had, obviously, the world is ready to accept diversity, inclusion. do you think there is something
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about this year that means the world is ready to accept diversity? i think when everything else that has been going on in the news. it has been going on in the news. it has been going on in the news. it has been a terrible time with the virus. it is all positivity we need out there. zebedee are making that happen across the board. breaking barriers. it is about time. what do you want to do next, ellie? wyke —— work for high—end brands like chanel. i want to be famous on the telly, and be on the front cover of all the magazines in the world. that would be amazing. thank you so much for talking to us. take care, good luck with your dreams and your ambitions. thank you for talking to us.
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millions of us, once again, gathered to applaud the nhs yesterday, this time to mark the 72nd anniversary of the national health service. mark easton reports. applause. this evening, the nation came together in gratitude. 0n pavements and doorsteps, mighty and humble, to say thank you to the nhs and all of those who do their bit to save lives during the pandemic. the hope is that everyjuly 5th, the health service's birthday, the country will find a moment to remember britain's key workers, embedding what began as a social media post into the national calendar. what we have proven is that we can be there for each other in the last month, whether it is volunteering and looking out for one another, so if we can hold onto that, then we are just stronger as a nation to go through any crisis that we're gonna face.
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this afternoon, a spitfire took to the skies over east anglia to tip its wings above the region's hospitals, a message of thanks painted on its underside. it also flew over the cambridgeshire village of witchford to acknowledge the efforts of local women who spent lockdown sewing scrubs for doctors and nurses. we've brought everyone out who's been making the scrubs and yeah, we're really excited and honoured to see them — see them flying over. as the nhs celebrates its 72nd birthday, this is a moment not only for the country to record gratitude for the nhs, but i think for all of us in the nhs to say thank you to everybody who has helped us help you. last night, public landmarks were illuminated in the blue of the nhs, including windsor castle, where the queen is in residence. the prince of wales paid his own personal tribute to health workers. remarkably selflessness is doctors, paramedics and countless other staff have made costly sacrifices to provide treatment. and in tribute to them,
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we have come together as a nation to thank them for their skill, professionalism and dedication. after this evening's clap, the country was invited to share a cuppa or a glass with their neighbours for hope that the community spirit which germinated during the lockdown can be nourished for the challenges to come. mark easton, bbc news. you might think that the uk isn't the most obvious place to hold drive—in events, but this summer you could be enjoying the latest film or concert from your front seat. (pres)these open air experiences have been popping up across the uk in recent months,as an alternative to indoor venues. 0ur reporter frankie mccamley has been taking a look. you'd be forgiven for thinking this is your average car park filling up. it is a car park, but no—one needs to leave their vehicles. in fact, they're here to watch a film. today, it's aladdin. each car is given a sound box
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and an allocated space. and instead of heading to the counter to get your popcorn and sweets, they come to you. hi! hello! so why come here instead of your local cinema? there's three of us. there's his brother and his sister and theirfamilies in their own cars, so it's reallyjust an outing, really, for all of us to spend time together and, yeah, and we wouldn't be able to do this in a cinema because it'd be "shh! don't talk!" so this way, we're all all together and it's just new and different. what do you think of the whole set—up? you've got the speaker in the carand...? it's amazing. i think it's not what we expected. like, she couldn't understand how we were going to watch a movie in daytime but the whole set up is amazing and we're already planning to come back again. these drive—in cinemas are popping up all across the country and this weekend was the first weekend you could come and enjoy your favourite film from the comfort of your own car. but if you're happy to part with 80 quid, or you're a lucky competition
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winner, you could be watching the film from the back of one of these, with some bubbles and a box full of snacks. in order to keep his business running during the coronavirus pandemic, george wood realised he had to make some changes. after 12 years of doing outdoor cinema, we've suddenly moved to drive—in because of the situation we've found ourselves in, which is that social—distanced cinema is the way forward right now and in your car is the safest way to do it, we feel. and it seems really american, doesn't it? this doesn't feel like a british thing to do. it's true. everyone imagines drive—in cinemas is that kind of nostalgia, americana, it's 1950s, it's grease, so we're kinda of using that nostalgia and old throwback of drive—in cinema with up to date technology. yeah, really enjoyed it and singing along — i mean, you have to, to aladdin, don't you? and then it was huge — from that huge screen, all the way over here. it's crazy! you were singing along, weren't you? i was.
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i wasn't. you were too busy eating popcorn! yeah. it was hard to see, because obviously there's a lot of the big cars in the way, and it's quite a small screen and a very bright day... so you will be coming back? i'd like to. all laugh. in shropshire, an almost surreal scene at this drive—in concert — static cars instead of the usual dancing, singing and cheering. between the vehicles, though, there are some pockets of normality. it's all right, yeah! bit of a laugh. something to do. and it's notjust the audience finding things a bit strange. it's probably one of the weirdest gigs i've done! usually, we're used to a crowd jumping up and down and going crazy, so it was — you had to work twice as hard but, no, loved it. no, it was good. it's the new norm. as the uk slowly comes out of lockdown, further concerts and events are being announced with social distancing at the forefront of organisers' minds. beverly knight is touring the country with a series
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of gigs this summer. when the opportunity arose for me to take part in light of live music and live performance been curtailed everywhere with no sign of anything coming back anytime soon, i thought, "i'm going to take the chance and do this," you know? earn money for my band, myself and for lots of other people who are gonna be taking part. do you think this pandemic has reshaped the music industry? do you think it's going to change the music industry forever? in order to survive, the music industry, theatre, all aspects of live performance have to adapt, or wither. and that's terrifying because the very nature of live performance is that you cannot easily socially distance.
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oh, i don't know how we move forward, but we have to find a way. it's a dilemma faced by so many across the entertainment industry with no clear answers yet. one thing that is certain — the performances we do see this summer are going to look, and feel, like no other. frankie mccamley, bbc news. thanks for all the messages, those who work in independent music and theatre venues, reacting to the government support. sian e—mailed to say, whilst the current package is very welcome, it remains unclear whether any of this money will trickle down to the suppliers that make live performance possible. what about the companies supplying lighting, sound, automation, flying effects, props, video, costume and so many others, will they see any of
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this money? it is delightful to know there will be an industry to go back to but if the supplies do not survive, theatres will be very dark, quiet and static. some clarification for these companies would be very helpful. the details of how the grants and loans will be split, who can apply, we don't have yet. the culture secretary hasn't released those yet. interesting to see that detail. people saying the reason we can sit ona people saying the reason we can sit on a plane or train wearing a mask, but can't go to the theatre, is because going to the cinema is not essential, i thought that would be obvious, says norman. now, it's time for a look at the weather with carol. hello again. it was very windy this weekend, windy enough to bring down some trees in some parts of the uk. today, it won't be as windy. it will still be breezy. we are looking at sunshine and showers. some showers will be heavy and thundery, particularly from yorkshire down to norfolk,
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particularly this afternoon. today we will also see a new weather front right across the northern isles introducing some rain as well as gusty winds. through the afternoon, many of the showers will tend to fade and a lot of us will have a dry day with some sunny skies. a peppering of showers. those winds from yorkshire to norfolk could be quite potent. here is our weather front bringing rain across the northern isles, up to a0 miles an hour. temperatures up to 21 north to south. if you are exposed to the breeze it will feel quite cool. this evening, the showers will fade. we will see more develop across scotland, north—west england, for a time as the weather front slips down into the north highlands. by the end of by the end of the night, a new weatherfront from the atlantic will introduce cloud and rain across northern ireland. not as cool further south. tomorrow, we pick up this band of rain, drifting western extent.
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it may get in across southern scotland, as far south as the ma corridor. for southern areas particularly the channel islands, we are looking at sunshine. sunshine and showers across the far north of scotland. the wind won't be a feature of the weather tomorrow. as we move into wednesday, you can see this area moving across us. it has a trailing front. by wednesday, it looks like southern areas will have this cloud and some rain. some showers peppering the rest of the uk. again, variable cloud. some sunny breaks. temperatures, 12 in the north, 20 in the south. a little bit below average forjuly. as we move into thursday, we have the remnants of this front. showers and cloud across southern england and the channel islands. further north, drier and brighter, with highs of 21.
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this is bbc news with victoria derbyshire. music venues, theatres, galleries and museums are to get £1.5 billion after being devastated by the coronavirus lockdown. this is all—new money for the arts sector. look, arts are at the absolute heart of our national life, whether it is your local theatre where you go to see the panto, or a part of the history of our nation. and if you work for a music venue, club, theatre, circus, museum or gallery — is this new package enough to save yourjob? message me on twitter @vicderbyshire or email lockdown restrictions continue to be eased around the uk — beer gardens reopen in scotland, in wales the five—mile travel restriction is lifted, and in northern ireland nail bars and tattoo parlours can reopen. in india, the level of virus cases reaches a new high.


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