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sunshine and some today's weather. sunshine and some wintry shower, the majority of the showers will continue to affect northern and eastern parts of scotland. eastern england, and for the most part will tend to run through so they be fleeting, we have a line of heavier showers pushing into kent. here we will see some aconsume lakeses on the hills over grassy surface, the other thing we will get is the birth winds, continuing across lincolnshire, east anglia, into parts of south—east england, with gust of 40, everyone 50mph. that will make it feel freezing cold. the temperatures are well below average. 0n the face of it perhaps not so bad but when the showers come along temperatures drop quickly to one or two degrees, so it is certainly going to feel cold. overnight tonight, as temperatures drop, the showers turn more to snow across eastern areas of scotland, eastern england, there further accumulations in place, there is a few more centimetre, a widespread frost and a risk of sighs o —— icy
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stretch, wildly across part of the uk. broadly speaking tomorrow is a day of sunshine and showers but we have this band of snow working into high land scotland, there will be a tendency for that to turn more to rain and sleet. otherwise, we will continue with that feed of wintry shower, temperatures similar to those of today but the winds not as strong so probably won't feel quite as chilly as today. through friday night a bit of hill snow going into wales, a few flakes in in south—west england, particularly the moors iran to saturday morning. still showers round, still some sunny spells, temperatures below average for the time of year but starting to come up a bit. highs of nine or ten. now the second half of the weekend will see further changes in the picture, we start off on a bright note with sunshine, we will see rain moving into the north—west of scotland and generally cloud will build up elsewhere as we go through the day. probably thick enough to give a spot of light rain or drizzle. certainly
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a lot of cloud round and probably turning murky but the temperatures coming up to ten or 11, and they will start to turn mild iker for some in the west, as we head into next week. so the cold snap with us for the next few day, a bit more snow to come overnight. slip yes surfaces to watch out for. a reminder of our top story... intelligence chiefs in the uk and us say president putin has massively misjudged the situation in ukraine we have seen russian soldiers, short of weapons, and morale, refusing to carry out orders, sabotaging their own equipment. and even accidentally shooting down their own aircraft. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc�*s news teams where you are.
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good afternoon, it's 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news... las vegas has been announced as the latest city to host a formula one grand prix. the race will be in november next year, at night, and the 3.8—mile track will include a portion of the nevada city's famous strip. it will be the third us—based race on the f1 circuit. england have beaten south africa to reach the women's cricket world cup final. defending champions england will now face australia after a dominant 137—run win over south africa. it's a remarkable turnaround for england, who were on the brink of elimination after losing their first three games but have now won five in a row to reach a second successive final. our sports reporter henry moeran has been speaking to 2017 world cup winner alex hartley. he asked her about opener
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danni wyatt's magnificent century. two weeks ago england lost to south africa after losing three games at all at this that of their title defence, some players that the but out of the competition, fast forward than they have just played the most supreme game against the same opponents to book their place and they won a cup final on sunday, 137 runs was imagine of victory and alex a winner with an content 2017, heather knight has been calling for the perfect performance, but was pretty much at. it the perfect performance, but was pretty much at— the perfect performance, but was pretty much at. it was, and opening battle getting _ pretty much at. it was, and opening battle getting big — pretty much at. it was, and opening battle getting big runs _ pretty much at. it was, and opening battle getting big runs and - pretty much at. it was, and opening battle getting big runs and to - pretty much at. it was, and opening battle getting big runs and to knockj battle getting big runs and to knock out a team that have been excellent throughout this competition, today and conversely much better. danni att was and conversely much better. danni wyatt was drapped _ and conversely much better. danni wyatt was dropped on _ and conversely much better. danni wyatt was dropped on five - and conversely much better. danni wyatt was dropped on five occasions but the scorebook would say that, played well.
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it is just cricket, she said in her press conference i got dropped a few times but you have to ride your luck and she batted fantasticly, helped england get up to a mammoth score and it ended up being too much for south africa and england put together the perfect performance but they were clinical and ruthless and they are the england side to all love to watch. dannii wyatt's century was pivotal to england's turnaround, herfirst in a world cup. speaking at a press conference after the match, she said england have the determination to win the world cup. every game has been a knockout so today was like any other match in the last few games and after the first few games we did not think this would be the case so we will prepare well for the final and we obviously really want to win that trophy after the start we had especially. on the eve of the draw for the 2022 world cup in qatar, amnesty international has told the bbc that football associations need to start looking into the conditions for migrant
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workers at their hotel bases, now. the tournament starts in november, with england set to find out their group opponents in tomorrow's draw. there could also be a place for scotland or wales. when it comes to football associations they have a responsibility to ensure the operation in qatar which is allowing the teams to play the world cup is not contributing to human rights violations so they need to ensure the labour conditions of the workers in the hotels they are staying and the people that will service them are paid on time, not overworked, live in a decent place and enjoy their rights. so at the very least they need to do this homework and be very vocal about what they are seeing and transparent about their findings. elsewhere in qatar, lgbtiq+ organisations have been engaging with fifa over the 2022 qatar world cup. they say "progress has been slow"
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and "issues of concern" remain. the decision to stage the tournament in qatar, where homosexuality is illegal, has been criticised, and the 16 groups involved feel reassurances over the safety of minority sexuality groups and identities in the host country "have not been adequate." they say that if safety reassurances cannot be given, there may be risks for lgbtiq+ people wanting to attend the world cup. in golf, bournemouth�*s georgia hall is hoping she can add another major championship to the women's open she collected in 2018. 25—year—old hall won the saudi international by five shots earlier this month, and she is in a confident mood ahead of the first women's major of the year — the chevron championship — which starts later today. i want to take it to another level and i'm ready to do that and i feel eager to win a lot more events and get as good a world ranking as i can, world number one i would hope.
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i want to take it to another level and i really want to succeed even more in my career so hopefully i can do that. that's all the sport for now. i'll have more for you in the next hour. a family who escaped the besieged city of mariupol have told the bbc that they were among hundreds of people asked to leave a cinema where they were sheltering. our correspondent lucy williamson met the family at a field hospital near lviv. when alexander escaped from mariupol two weeks ago, he left his mind behind, still trapped in the cinema where he sheltered with his parents and hundreds of others, still in the apartment building hit by hundreds of rockets. in the rubble and dead bodies they ran through without even putting on their shoes. his parents brought him, catatonic, to this israeli field hospital near lviv to unravel his trauma.
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translation: it was constant bombing. i planes went by every ten minutes and dropped bombs on mariupol. people were falling and dying in front of my eyes. we buried people in gardens. there are air strikes in lviv too. we need to go down to the shelter... what must this be like after that? trapped in the cinema by russian attacks, they survived on scraps of food from locals or ukrainian soldiers, boiling snow to drink. when supplies ran critically low, she says everyone without young children was asked to leave to save resources and give the children a chance. there was no way out. you could stay and die or you could go and die. we could not even count
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minutes between the bombs. some of their pro—russian neighbours, she says, believed it was ukrainian forces pounding their city to dust. mariupol�*s mayor says 5000 people have been killed and 90% of the buildings damaged. more than one third of the residents are still living there. humanitarian corridors get people out of mariupol, but the destruction and the killing there is notjust left behind. the damage is carried with its people out of the city. like invisible shrapnel lodged in their minds. aleksander is leaving hospital today. his father, a musician, is giving staff a farewell concert, giving thanks for the two things he saved from the horrors of mariupol, his saxophone and his son.
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more than four million people have left ukraine in the biggest refugee exodus in europe since the second world war. poland has taken many of them. the city of lublin in eastern poland has been widely praised for how ngos, local government and volunteers have worked together to provide support for refugees — integrating them into the city's workplaces and everyday life as my colleague kasia madera explains.. well, this is a busy school, there are 600 students here normally, and that student population has increased by 10%. two extra classes of kids have come because of the war in ukraine. those are the kids that have fled ukraine that are now integrated and adjoining the society. the community here that is embracing them and understands that, of course, there's been an awful lot of trauma that these kids have experienced, but they are here now. they're getting on with their lessons, and it's really, really important that they have been
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welcomed to places like this. this is one school in lublin that's really embracing kids like this. they've been really, really great. they've been putting up with us with the cameras all day, which is marvelous. lublin very, very special because this is a city that really quickly after the start of the war, got together its municipal authorities, lots of ngos, lots and lots of volunteers coming together, and also businesses as well to bring together a whole army of people to help those refugees. and what is very unique about lublin is that they've already started employing ukrainian refugees who were working as teachers back in ukraine just a month ago. as teachers here now really, really quick. the organisers say that this is unique in poland, and they even stress is possibly unique across the whole of europe. so let's meet one of those teachers whose first day it is today. tatiana, welcome your first day. you are a teacher in ukraine. you had to leave your first day here now.
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how does it feel? well, i'm here. i am at this school, and i should say that i can see the kids that are smiling. they're waving their hands, they're happy. and it's very well because our ukrainian kids are the same. they want to to live in peace and they want to be happy and want to smile, too. what else can i say? why am i at this school? my son registered me to the city hall, where this organization could help all the teachers from ukraine to find the job and thank the lord. we are here because we have got the job and it will be the salary. so here's alexander, you were a student in poland already, and when you realised what was happening, you were straightaway on the phone to your mum back
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in ukraine, saying, get over here. yes, you can speak in polish. he was already worried about even to step in at the polls, so he immediately picked up the phone, said, mum, you've got to get here, and that's exactly what happened. he then registered his mom in this scheme. that's very unique to lublin itself, and so tatyana is now here and her first day. and just explain to me, tatiana, because of course, you've only recently got here. you have that traumatic journey across the border. how are you coping with all of this experience? well, i'm here from march 5th. i should say that it isn't so difficult for me to be there because i have got a son who helps me to adapt in the city. and i have been here several times,
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but i was here as a guest and now the situation has changed and it is a bit challenging to be here because it is a new country and new land, which i should master, should study and learn as quickly as possible. but on the other hand, lublin is a very fascinating city. local people always are ready to help me, and i am very grateful to them. tatiana, alexander, thank you so, so much. and it's that aspect of giving refugees the independence, the ability to earn money, to look after themselves, to buy the things that they need. that is really, really special about lublin in the terms of it employing around 50 teachers so far, and they're promising that that will grow. they're also piloting a cash for refugees debiting scheme as well. so a lot going on in this city.
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we're going to be covering lots of different aspects across the whole day. but for me and the students here, i'm going to say these have been such well—behaved kids thanks to them and to the teachers as well. the wait continues for tens of thousands of families who signed up to the government's �*homes for ukraine' scheme, which aims to place refugees fleeing the war—torn country, with uk hosts. more than two weeks into the programme, the government has revealed just 2,700 visas have been issued. that's less than 10 per cent of the 28,000 applications made. breakfast�*s jayne mccubbin has been finding out more. in just 35 days, a quarter of ukrainians have left their homes. 4 million people have now fled their country. one small town in scotland is ready to offer refuge but is
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frustrated at the barriers in their way. every obstacle has been put in their way, and it's crazy, it's crazy. we are alljust hanging in the air, and all families who want to come to aberfeldy, none of them have received a visa, none of them. in just three weeks, this town mobilised to open its hearts and its homes. now, 18 ukrainian families have been matched with 18 aberfeldy families. but they are stuck. these families have been talking to each other for the last two weeks, all the paperwork has been done as much as we can possibly do. unfortunately, the final piece of the jigsaw has not happened. and it's so frustrating.
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these families say they have faced completed forms, faced complicated forms, documents which will not upload, documents which disappear, time consuming checks and red tape. mike and his wife clare have offered refuge to a couple who applied for a visa 12 days ago. it is hugely frustrating that it is easier for me to open up an aianb today and have anybody stay as of tomorrow regardless of what kind of family they are and what their circumstances is, than it is to welcome someone who is trying to flee from a war zone. lindy and her husband james have offered a home. what really gets to me is, they are still in kyiv, are they 0k, it's the first message of the day, you wait for the response, and you go, they are ok, that's great, everything is good we can carry on as normal. and the system is failing those people.
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absolutely hate to say it, but people might just get to a point where they say, we are going to go and look elsewhere. the very first ukrainian to contact aberfeldy was tatania. she applied for a visa on the day that homes for ukraine scheme launched, two weeks ago. today, she meets the woman who wants to help, mo. it absolutely wonderful. for me, the same. we know nothing at all. so we are alljust hanging in the air. and you applied for your visa on the first day? yeah, the very first day, yeah. we have nothing. it's so frustrating. i'm sitting here frustrated, but my goodness, these people over there, tatania and all of your friends, it's awful, we cannot wait to have you here. and these are some of the other families aberfeldy is eager to greet. ola stuck in kyiv with her son, instead of being with lindy.
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and ifeel like my life is indentured. life is in danger. maria and tatiana stuck in a refugee camp in poland. we have nowhere to go back to. this is our city. it's totally ruined. this is alicia and julia. we left our home by walking with the children. we didn't have anything. you are smiling... because we are alive. because you are alive... and they are lucky to be alive because this is the city they fled, mariupol, there is nothing left. and this is where they want to be. yesterday, the government said it would do more to bring people to the uk as quickly as possible. only 2700 visas have been granted out of
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almost 30,000 applications to the scheme. as i was swimming in the last few days in the calmest of water, i wasjust thinking, how soon can they come here? i think we are coming across as unwelcoming. we want to share this with these people who have gone through so much. why are they not here? the senior midwife, donna ockenden, who led the report into the maternity care provided at shrewsbury and telford hospital nhs trust, says her team will be working to support the families affected for some time to come. her report — published yesterday — concluded that failures at the trust may have contributed to the deaths of more than 200 babies and left many others with life—changing conditions. she told bbc breakfast that the families wanted to know more about what had gone wrong. families told us two
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things — they wanted to know what had happened to them, and they wanted meaningful change in maternity services both in shropshire and across england. they are telling the families what did happen to them. having private meetings with them is going to be an absolutely essential part of this process and that starts the week after next. ok, and as that continues, i suppose what i want to know is of these people who have now been told what happened to them was wrong was not their fault, as was often told to them, what happens now as they live with and we will be talking to a mother who is living with a child who was severely impaired because of her treatment when she gave birth? you know, what should happen, then? what recourse should there be? so families will need to make their own choices about their next steps. i know that many of them want
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a direct apology from the trust. i think that saying sorry for the harm, meaningfully saying sorry for the harm that's been caused is going to be an important aspect forfamilies. some families may decide to commence litigation, that would be something a decision that they would need to take. you're absolutely right to say that there are families not only living with the grief caused by the loss of their babies, but some families living in really, really complex situations with, you know, very damaged children. i think overall for the system, we have now got to all work collectively together so that our families in shropshire feel that what happened to them has made a difference. the hubble space telescope has set
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a new record for capturing a picture of a single, distant star. the light from the giant sun has taken nearly 13 billion years to reach us. in cosmic terms it almost dates back to the big bang. tim allman reports. for more than 30 years, the hubble space telescope has been orbiting the earth, scanning the cosmos, looking for the unknown, the extraordinary, the seemingly impossible. its latest discovery, perhaps its most amazing yet, a celestial object that is a long, long, long way away. you see that red stripe in the centre of the screen? it is a crescent of light that has been dubbed the sunrise arc. almost hidden away inside it, barely a smudge, is a star, the most distant star we have ever seen. they have called it earendel, old english for morning star. and it came into creation less than a billion years
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after the big bang. the hubble can see that far back in the distance and so it is seeing the light that is basically being emitted right now by that star, where the light that we are seeing here on earth was created 12.9 billion years ago. normally, a single star at that distance would be impossible to see, but a phenomenon called gravitational lensing played its part. if a cluster of galaxies happen to be in the way, they can bend and increase the light of a more distant object, effectively becoming a cosmic magnifying glass. there is speculation earendel may be what is known as a pioneer star, one of the first stars to shine in the universe — a mystery, a marvel. practically from the dawn of time. tim allman, bbc news. now it's time for a look at the weather with chris. hello there. the weather's staying very cold today, and we've got some
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snow showers to come as well. now we've had reports of six centimetres of snow in parts of west yorkshire, from the overnight snow and the snow showers as well already this morning, when the snow showers have been coming along they've been bringing some very big, chunky flakes of snow because temperatures generally have been a couple of degrees above freezing and that helps snowflakes stick together. but we've also got lots of sunshine around as well. now the radar picture picks up where most of the showers are generally across northern and eastern areas, and for most parts, the showers will come and go. however, we have this band of more persistent showers working into kent, and here can be some localised accumulations this afternoon, mainly on grassy surfaces in the hills. but the other feature of the weather across lincolnshire, east anglia into kent is that we've got some very strong, cold, gusty winds gusts running into the 40s, even 50s of miles an hour, and that will make it feel really cold. temperatures at very best, getting up to around seven or eight degrees celsius, but when showers come along, temperatures will be getting
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a lot closer to freezing. now, overnight tonight it's going to be another cold night with showers feeding back in across these eastern areas of the uk, we could see some further accumulations of snow, maybe five centimetres in one or two areas. the frost will be widespread. so again, as we head into friday morning, we're looking at the risk of some icy surfaces just about anywhere really. now through friday we've got a little weather system coming into scotland that's going to be bringing some snowfall into the highlands, probably some hill snow further southwest for southwest scotland for northern ireland later in the afternoon, maybe find a few flakes of snow across some of the higher hills, but generally a bit of rain and sleet from that system and temperatures still on the chilly side for the time of year. now, friday night could bring a bit of hill snow to wales, maybe an odd flake into saturday morning across the southwest, but otherwise it's another day of sunshine and showers. it will continue to feel pretty cold outside. temperatures again below average as we head deeper into april, we're looking at highs of between seven and ten
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degrees celsius. now for sunday, probably a bright enough start to the day with some sunshine, but it turns cloudier from the north as the day goes by. a bit of rain coming into northern areas could see an odd patch of drizzle elsewhere, with some mist and fog patches forming around the coast and hills as the weather starts to try to turn a touch milder.
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this is bbc news. the headlines: western intelligence suggests putin isn't being told how badly russia's offensive is going — with reports of demoralised troops refusing to obey orders. mr putin has not been fully informed by his ministry of defence, at every turn over the last month. russia proposes a ceasefire in the besieged city of mariupol to allow civilians to leave. more than 150,000 people remain trapped. it's the last day of free covid tests for most people in england, as the government pushes ahead with its plans for living with the virus. a review of the home office's handling of the windrush scandal has found a "lack of tangible progress or drive" to make changes — and says more progress must be made.


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