today at 5pm... condemnation after another atrocity in ukraine. ukrainian officials say 50 people were killed and 300 injured after a rocket hit a train station in the eastern city of kramatorsk. thousands were there at the time. this is a war crime indiscriminately to attack civilians and russia's crimes in ukraine will not go unnoticed or unpunished. meanwhile, the home secretary, priti patel, apologises for what she called the "frustrating" delays in the uk's visa schemes for ukrainian refugees. we'll speak to the shadow home secretary yvette cooper in this programme uk was sent off further £100 million worth of high—grade military
equipment to ukraine's armed forces. in other news — a man who murdered primary school teacher sabina nessa in southeast london is jailed for life. it has emerged that rishi sunak held a us green card well chancellor as questions continue over his wife's tax arrangements. he describes it as a smear campaign and insists no rules were broken. former tennis star boris becker is found guilty of four charges relating to his bankruptcy five years ago. disruption continues for the easter break as thousands of airline passengers face significant delays. and coming up on the film review at 17.45, i'll talk to anna smith about "fantastic beasts: the secrets of dumbledore" and many more.
welcome to bbc news. as the prime minister mentioned, rockets — which appear to be russian — have hit a train station being used for civilian evacuations in eastern ukraine, killing dozens of people and wounding 300. it happened at the station in kramatorsk, one of the few still operating in the east. officials say thousands of people were there at the time, hoping to board trains to escape the fighting. cities in the wider donbas region of eastern ukraine have come under renewed attack as russian troops refocus their war effort on the area. the ukrainian government had urged civilians to leave as the fighting intensified. meanwhile, the ministry of defence says russian troops have now fully withdrawn from northern ukraine to belarus and back to russia. the mod estimates any mass redeployment from the north to the east could take at least a week. here's our correspondent, emma vardy. en route to safety, struck down before they could escape. officials in donetsk said thousands
of people were waiting for trains, having been encouraged to leave the city by local authorities, when rockets hit the kramatorsk station. at least 30 people are believed to have been killed. president zelensky speaking to the parliament in finland a short time afterwards said there was no reason for the railway station to be attacked. translation: this is - an ordinary railway terminal. people crowded, waiting for the trains to be evacuated to the safe territory. they hit these people. there are witnesses, there are videos, there are remnants of the missiles and dead people. in borodyanka, underneath the rubble, more casualties of war, bodies still being pulled from what remains of the town. ukrainian officials accused moscow of deliberately targeting areas with shelling. today, in a sign of solidarity with ukraine the european commission
president ursula von der leyen is visiting kyiv to hold talks. the ukrainian government wants sanctions increased even further on russia. the eu's dependence on russian oil and gas, they argue, is helping to fund its military aggression. in the western city of lviv, a protest outside the russian embassy, accusing russian troops of looting areas they've captured. the everyday objects stolen from family homes. there is outrage and despair in ukraine over the alleged brutality civilians have suffered at the hands of russian soldiers. talk to people here, many echo the calls of the ukrainian president for more military support to be given to ukraine because there is fear over what more is to come. russian forces have sustained losses. as they regroup, the expectation is the donbas region in the east will become the new epicentre of the war, as warnings continue for people to leave.
let's speak to our correspondent, danjohnson, who's in lviv in the west of ukraine. talk to us about the response there has been from the various parties to this rocket attack in, to ask. the ukrainian this rocket attack in, to ask. tue: ukrainian president this rocket attack in, to ask. tte: ukrainian president was quick to point the finger at russia and said this was evidence the russians were unable to take on the ukrainian military on the battlefield and he said they did not have the strength or courage to do so, so that is why they were again targeting civilians, and a place like a railway station, and a place like a railway station, a transport hub being used by people to escape the east, the donbas region, because the fighting there has been expected to intensify as russia's military focuses its action there, having withdrawn completely in the areas around kyiv from the north and the north—east of ukraine.
everybody was expecting that the attacks in that part of the country would wrap up and that is why so many thousands have been using that railway station as an evacuation route and why it is all the more shocking that so many were caught up in this attack is ever trying to get to safety. there was international condemnation, you heard boris johnson referring to war crimes and describing this incident and we have had similar condemnation from eu politicians and from the white house in washington. pledges of support once again for ukraine, the eu commission president ursula von der leyen has been notjust in kyiv, she has been to bucha to see what has happened there. that potential site of war crimes. this will bring new people'sfears of what may actually happen if they stay in their homes, if there is renewed russian fighting, if they come under russian occupation, particularly in the east. but people face that
horrendous dilemma of whether to stay in their place of shelter, of safety, people were told to shelter this morning, or whether to take the chance to try to escape. but what has happened this morning, those rockets falling on the railway station at 10:30am when there were 4000 people, killing at least 50 and injuring more than 100, is underlined the risks people are taking even trying to leave what they consider to be the most dangerous areas, trying to reach safety. dangerous areas, trying to reach safe . �* , ., , safety. briefly, the kremlin has acce ted safety. briefly, the kremlin has accepted that _ safety. briefly, the kremlin has accepted that the _ safety. briefly, the kremlin has accepted that the last - safety. briefly, the kremlin has accepted that the last few - safety. briefly, the kremlin has accepted that the last few days | safety. briefly, the kremlin has- accepted that the last few days have been devastating in terms of russian casualties. but the general consensus seems to be that their troops are regrouping. the danger faced in the east and the south—east has not gone. hat faced in the east and the south-east has not gone-— has not gone. not at all. in the expectation — has not gone. not at all. in the expectation has _ has not gone. not at all. in the expectation has been - has not gone. not at all. in the expectation has been that - has not gone. not at all. in the expectation has been that with | has not gone. not at all. in the i expectation has been that with its troops out of the areas around kyiv, they would be refocused to the east and the russian campaign there would
intensify. russia has denied responsibility for that attack this morning, they say the missile seen in the wreckage is not a missile it has used in the last two years but independent observers say there has been evidence of those missiles being used by the russians during this war in ukraine in the last few weeks. that has added to the evidence people say that shows this is a russian attack and whether it was deliberately focused on the railway station or not, people say it is an example of the sorts of war crimes that russia is capable of and the sort of risk that people are running. potentially we are going to see thousands, hundreds of thousands more people leaving that area, the donbas in the east, because of the potential for fighting to intensify. that is the warning people might face, more danger there in the coming days and weeks. thank you very much- — coming days and weeks. thank you very much- dan — coming days and weeks. thank you very much. dan johnson _ coming days and weeks. thank you very much. dan johnson in - coming days and weeks. thank you very much. dan johnson in lviv. . earlier this afternoon, borisjohnson and germany's chancellor 0laf scholz met at downing street and after talks, announced plans to increase cooperation in countering russia's war in ukraine.
the prime minister says the uk will send more arms and equipment to further aid ukraine. today i can announce that the uk will send a further £100 million worth of high—grade military equipment to ukraine's armed forces, including more star streak anti—aircraft missiles, which fly at three times the speed of sound, another 800 anti—tank missiles, and precision munitions capable of lingering in the sky until directed to their target. we will also send more helmets, night vision and body armour on top of the 200,000 pieces of non—lethal military equipment the uk has already dispatched. but 0laf and i agree that our two countries and our allies must go further and provide more help to ukraine. the europe we knewjust six weeks ago no longer exists.
putin's invasion strikes at the very foundations of the security of our continent. but his ambition to divide us has demonstrably failed. 0n the contrary, he has succeeded in uniting europe and the whole transatlantic alliance in support of ukraine and in strong solidarity with each other. meanwhile, chancellor scholz laid out germany's plans to end its dependance on russian energy. he also explained how sanctions will cause problems for putin in developing russia's economy. and this is, in the case of his economy, a very, very big damage, because if you understand that he is not having industrial sectors that are really earning money from exporting to the rest of the world, it is a problem, if his chance to export gas, oil, coal, silver, uranium and all the other
things to other countries is not that successful any more, he has a problem for the development of his economy. and we were also tough on other aspects. for instance, high—technology goods, we are working on being more precise and questions of it and software. and all these things together will make it impossible for him to develop his country to economic strength, that gives him the chance to be a competitor in markets with other countries that are more successful in the economic sector. ursula von der leyen has visited bucha and she looked visibly shocked when shown the site of mass graves. ukrainian officials say hundreds of civilians have been found dead in the city. she's been speaking about what she's seen. we have seen the cruel face of
vladimir putin's army, and we have seen the recklessness and the cold heart of with which they have been occupying the city. here in bucha, we saw humanity being shattered and the whole world is mourning with the people of bucha. and they are the ones who are, as you said, defending the border of europe, defending humanity, defending democracy, and therefore we stand with them in this important fight. ursula von der leyen in bucha. as the war in ukraine continues, we have seen russian troops retreating in an apparent attempt to regroup and reorganise. military experts around the world are trying to guess what president putin 5 next move will be. so let's speak to 0leksandr danylyuk. he's a former ukrainian finance
minister and head of the national security and defence council of ukraine. mr danylyuk is also a current member of ukraine's military. thank you very much forjoining us. what is your opinion on why russia is retreating from some areas and regrouping? what is the plan? weill. regrouping? what is the plan? well, the reason he _ regrouping? what is the plan? well, the reason he is _ regrouping? what is the plan? well, the reason he is retreating _ regrouping? what is the plan? t the reason he is retreating is because they failed to take control near kyiv, near churn i have, and they have realised they have no prospects of going further. while keeping their position will be too demanding to them, especially with the logistics and supply damage. they had to withdraw to focus resources and build up the capacity to have a precise of —— decisive
battle in the donbas region, in the east of the country. and the russians are quite open about this. and it looks like they are preparing for this battle quite thoroughly. the armed forces are preparing for this massive attack. it is also important to understand that for putin it is also the question maybe even of the existence of his regime. because after the humiliation and failure to realise his first wave, he wanted to take over ukraine within three days, and it failed. he cannot afford to lose this time, so he will put a lot of efforts in. we are preparing for this as well. what is important for us is to increase the supply of heavy arms from our
partners. and here i would like to personally say thank you to all british people from all of my compatriots. they know i have close links to the uk and everybody says that the uk is showing the example of what real supporters for ukraine should be. the supply of missiles from the uk changed the game, the balance, in the black sea and 0desa is much more competent, confident, it is better defended and it can damage relationships... the maritime siege of 0desa. so the supply of weapons really matters. it can
change the tide in this terrible war. ., , ., . . , change the tide in this terrible war. , ., war. the kremlin has accepted and admitted today _ war. the kremlin has accepted and admitted today that _ war. the kremlin has accepted and admitted today that they _ war. the kremlin has accepted and admitted today that they have - admitted today that they have sustained a lot of casualties amongst their forces. but how weakened are they, really, if the focus is now on a smaller area, the donbas? , ., ., donbas? first of all, the kremlin, ou mean donbas? first of all, the kremlin, you mean the _ donbas? first of all, the kremlin, you mean the speaker— donbas? first of all, the kremlin, you mean the speaker for- donbas? first of all, the kremlin, you mean the speaker for putin, l donbas? first of all, the kremlin, - you mean the speaker for putin, when putin heard what he said, i think he had some real problems because the russians are stubbornly denying these losses. hejust russians are stubbornly denying these losses. he just made a mistake from putin's point of view in accepting this. the reality of casualties are significant. they are enormous. and that affects the morale of russians. because i don't understand what they are doing in this war. they don't understand why they should die. they don't
understand why there are true, of which they are so proud of, is so weak. and this is the reason that they have committed such atrocities, like in bucha, and today, in kramatorsk, in the east of ukraine. and it mariupol. it is the total loss of morale. and people behave like barbarians, killing civilians, innocent civilians. just one of the explanations why it is happening. tell us about where you believe this next offensive is going to come from. if it is focused on the donbas?— from. if it is focused on the donbas? ~ ., ., , donbas? the most likely scenario is that the russian _ donbas? the most likely scenario is that the russian forces _ donbas? the most likely scenario is that the russian forces will - donbas? the most likely scenario is that the russian forces will try - donbas? the most likely scenario is that the russian forces will try to i that the russian forces will try to cut off our troops which are currently located in the area of
kramatorsk, along the contact line of the recognised quasi republic. they have been allocated there since 2014, when the war started. this was our first committed military units. russia will try to bypass it from kharkiv in the north of ukraine. and from the site, from the area of mariupol. they will likely try to cut us there. we are preparing to premeditated this.— cut us there. we are preparing to premeditated this. thank you very much for talking _ premeditated this. thank you very much for talking to _ premeditated this. thank you very much for talking to us. _ the home office says nearly 41,000 uk visas for ukrainians have now been issued, and a total of 12,000 refugees have arrived in the country. the home secretary has now apologised for delays affecting thousands of people.
we will speak to yvette cooper from labour in a moment. but first our home editor, mark easton, has been talking to her and those families hoping to help those arriving in the uk. the welcome flags are out in north devon, in private gardens, public buildings, the blue anjali of ukraine illustrating a deep desire here to help those fleeing a war more than 1500 miles away. chris is a local apple farmer and cider producer who got in touch with the ukrainian consulate to say he wanted to welcome a family of refugees. he was put in touch with eleanor, her elderly parents and nine—year—old son five weeks ago, they are surviving on hand—outs in poland. this is the room they will be staying, i think it will be perfect. devon generosity is being thwarted by whitehall bureaucracy. it has taken chris weeks to navigate the forms and documents required
by the government, including getting a passport for anna the cat. it is a sham excuse for slowing the process down and i do not know why the government wants to slow it down. there are people who are desperate, families sleeping on park benches. in freezing temperatures in poland. why? on a visit to the ukrainian institute in london i asked the home secretary about the hold—ups in getting more refugees to the uk. it has been frustrated. i apologise with frustration myself and i have spoken about this previously. it takes time. i am responsible for surging the staff in region as well, hundreds of home office staff doing visa applications, processing on the ground, providing support. people say it is not good enough, you boasted about a surge of staff to support the ukrainian refugees arriving there. i went there, it was two guys, a table and some crisps. first of all there is no boasting taking place, let me be clear.
we have a centre in france. a bespoke centre. you talk about a surge. that is our home office staff in conjunction with the french government. i have some friends, they help me to find somewhere. i spoke to khadijah, hoping to find sanctuary. i met a 12—year—old schoolboy whose paintings are being auctioned to raise money for ukraine. i realised i have the perfect skill set to use my abilities. and i met susannah, whose devon holiday business uses its profits to help displaced people. an amazing network of colleagues in the refugee sector who work here and pull together and are really passionate about resettling refugees into communities. for devon, read much of the uk — a country moved by the awful stories unfolding on the other side of europe, but exasperated by what they see as red tape. mark easton, bbc news.
let's speak to the shadow home secretary. yvette cooper joins us. thank you forjoining us. we are seeing an increase in the number of visas being processed on the number of people arriving. how much better do you think britain should be doing? do you think britain should be doinu ? , , , , ., , do you think britain should be doinu? , , , ,., doing? this is 'ust shamefully slow. you have doing? this isjust shamefully slow. you have british _ doing? this isjust shamefully slow. you have british families _ doing? this isjust shamefully slow. you have british families who - doing? this isjust shamefully slow. you have british families who want | you have british families who want to help. you have ukrainian families who are desperate for support while there is a war going on in their country. and yet home office bureaucracy and the home secretary or letting everyone down. i think that apology, that partial apology, was totally not good enough. it is a disgrace, what is happening. 30,000 sponsorship fees are still outstanding, around half of them have been waiting for more than ten days. some people have been waiting for three weeks, just to get a basic visa to come to this country to get
sanctuary. it is shameful, they have got to get this sorted out. you sanctuary. it is shameful, they have got to get this sorted out.— got to get this sorted out. you have worked inside _ got to get this sorted out. you have worked inside government - got to get this sorted out. you have worked inside government and - got to get this sorted out. you have worked inside government and you | worked inside government and you know how different departments operate and you know about the home office. why is this happening? the? office. why is this happening? they have had months _ office. why is this happening? tte: have had months to prepare office. why is this happening? tt91 have had months to prepare for this, they were warned months ago that an invasion was likely. we have been calling on priti patel to sort this for around six weeks. i think this is a combination of the government and home office not preparing but also failure of ministerial leadership to get this sorted out. they have too much bureaucracy still in the system, they are still asking for information like proof of where people were living before january the 1st. you then need caseworkers to review that. that can take ages and that is what you get these massive delays. we know the security checks can be done either on the spot or within a matter of hours. ministers have confirmed that. so why all these extra weeks of delay? it is shameful, a national disgrace
what they are doing. that it is shameful, a national disgrace what they are doing.— what they are doing. that is a difficulty we _ what they are doing. that is a difficulty we have _ what they are doing. that is a difficulty we have with - what they are doing. that is a difficulty we have with the - difficulty we have with the processing of these applications. how well is it organised once people get here? there have been reports that some relationships have broken down within a very short time, sadly, of families arriving, perhaps because the right support was not in place? because the right support was not in lace? :, , because the right support was not in lace? ., , , , :, because the right support was not in lace? ., , , y:, ., because the right support was not in lace? :, , :, , place? that is why you need a proper s stem of place? that is why you need a proper system of sopport — place? that is why you need a proper system of support in _ place? that is why you need a proper system of support in place. - place? that is why you need a proper system of support in place. it - system of support in place. it cannot be this random process of people trying to find families to help them or to support them online or through social media. need a proper of support. experience in our area is the council has been working hard and fast to provide support to households and have been getting in touch with host families. while everything is being held up by the visa system. but you have to have both, we have to have a speedy visa system and then we just have to have the government doing its bit in the same way that other countries are. families in britain want to help,
they want to provide that support, but we have seen these terrible war crimes happening in ukraine, terrible desperation and people needing support. but it is the home office and priti patel failing to sort the site that is letting everybody down. t sort the site that is letting everybody down.— sort the site that is letting everybody down. sort the site that is letting eve bod down. :, :, :, ~'.,,. everybody down. i want to talk about the situation — everybody down. i want to talk about the situation with _ everybody down. i want to talk about the situation with the _ everybody down. i want to talk about the situation with the chancellor- the situation with the chancellor finds himself in. he has been defending his wife's non—dom tax status, meaning she does not pay tax in britain on non—british earnings. she pays it elsewhere, or it is apparent. it has transpired that mr sunak has admitted holding a us green card, which allows him to work permanently in the us, while he was chancellor. he still held that card then. he sought guidance and got rid of the current in october last year. what does it say to you about the checks and balances that should be in place for elected members and theirfamilies when it in place for elected members and their families when it comes to arrangements like this?-
their families when it comes to arrangements like this? there are serious questions _ arrangements like this? there are serious questions about _ arrangements like this? there are serious questions about this, - serious questions about this, particularly about the chancellor's own judgment. particularly about the chancellor's ownjudgment. there particularly about the chancellor's own judgment. there are a lot of unanswered questions about how he could have a us green card for so long, especially given the conditions that apply. but also about whether he has benefited and his family have benefited from tax reductions, that are the choice to sign up to. non—dom status is a choice. and they need to come clean about how much they have benefited at a time when the chancellor is putting up taxes for everyone else. he is asking people to pay more in the middle of a cost—of—living crisis that is already hugely unfair on people across the country, and thatis on people across the country, and that is why it is so serious that he needs to answer these questions and come clean. needs to answer these questions and come clean-— needs to answer these questions and come clean. :, ~ come clean. yvette cooper, thank you ve much come clean. yvette cooper, thank you very much for— come clean. yvette cooper, thank you very much for talking _ come clean. yvette cooper, thank you very much for talking to _ come clean. yvette cooper, thank you very much for talking to us. _ let's get more on this with our political correspondent, rajdeep sandhu. much more detail coming out about
the chancellor's arrangements. tell us what has transpired today. we do know that he — us what has transpired today. we do know that he did _ us what has transpired today. we do know that he did hold _ us what has transpired today. we do know that he did hold a _ us what has transpired today. we do know that he did hold a green - us what has transpired today. we do know that he did hold a green card l know that he did hold a green card while he was in post as chancellor, a spokesperson has said that he had that because of when he lived and worked in the us, and that he kept hold of it and at the first time he went to the us as chancellor, which went to the us as chancellor, which we believe was october 2021, and he spoke to the authorities there and immediately gave it up. during the time we understand that he held the green card, it basically means you can be a permanent resident in the us. it also means you have to pay tax on all of your earnings, and we understand that rishi sunak did pay tax. in a statement his spokesperson said he followed all guidance and continue to file us tax returns, but
specifically as a nonresident in full compliance with the law. and that he continue to use his green card for travel purposes. he doesn't have the green card any more, but all of this came up during the press conference that the prime held this afternoon, and this is what he was asked out no. number two, if there are such briefings, they are certainly not coming from us in number 10. heaven knows where they're coming from. number three, i think the answer is emphatically "yes". i think that rishi is doing an absolutely outstanding job. the questions the answers, the first to one, answering no, was did he know that the chancellor's wife had non—dom status. the other question was around whether number 10 was the source of the story, which he said he denied, and emphatically yes was whether he had confidence in his
chancellor, and he says he does. thank you very much. rajdeep sandhu at westminster. time for a look at the weather. today was not as windy as yesterday and we take the cold air into the weekend. the skies will be largely clear overnight on the showers tending to fade away, some continuing through the night in northern scotland, bringing the risk of ice and temperatures widely at or below freezing, maybe —4 in parts of northern england. tomorrow, a cold, frosty but bright and sunny start to the day. towards north and east we will see showers at times, it will stay busier and further south and west, lighter winds, fewer showers, more sunshine, temperatures still, if anything, a little below average, between seven and 12 degrees. into sunday, it will be a cold, frosty but mostly sunny start. through the day we bring worklight in from the west, a little rain into northern
ireland perhaps later in the day, the wind is starting to come up from the wind is starting to come up from the sites of temperatures will begin to climb. and it certainly will feel warmer during next week. this is bbc news. the headlines. ukrainian officials say 50 people were killed and 300 injured after a rocket hit a train station in the eastern city of kramatorsk.
thousands were there at the time. it's emerged rishi sunak held a us green card while chancellor as questions continue over his wife's tax arrangements. he describes it as a smear campaign and insists no rules were broken. a man is jailed for life for murdering primary school teacher sabina nessa in southeast london. disruption can cheese for the easter break is thousands of passengers face further delays. and coming up on the film review at 17.45, i'll talk to anna smith about "fantastic beasts: the secrets of dumbledore" and many more. time now for the sport. good afternoon. six—time grand slam champion boris becker has been found guilty of four charges relating to bancruptcy at southwark crown court. becker was accused of hiding millions of pounds worth of assets to avoid paying his debts. the 54—year—old was declared
bankrupt in 2017 over an unpaid loan of more than three million pounds on his estate in mallorca. the four charges under the insolvency act included removal of property, two counts of failing to disclose estate and concealing debt. the three—time wimbledon champion — who was acquitted of a further 20 counts — was bailed ahead of sentencing at the same court on april 29th. british cycling has suspended their current transgender and non—binary participation policy, pending a review. it comes after the case of transgender cyclist emily bridges, who was cleared to enter domestic women's races by british cycling, but then prevented from competing by the world governing body, the uci, and this difference in guidelines has led to their decision. british cyling say their policy was developed with the intention of promotiong diversity and inclusion but they understand it's a fast—moving area and they're committed to reflecting emerging circumstances.
day two of the grand national meeting at aintree is ladies day. "ahoy senor" put in a superb performance to win the betway mildmay novices chase. he bounded clear of his rivals to beat "fury road" by five lengths and could now target next year's cheltenham gold cup. it's another aintree victory forjockey derek fox and scottish trainer lucinda russell, who won the 2017 grand national with "one for arthur" and will combine with "mighty thunder" in saturday's big race. day two of the masters is under way at augusta national with overnight leader sungjae im out on the course early in his round. the south korean started on 5 under par after an opening round of 67. he dropped a shot but is back to where he started after a birdie at 3. dustinjohnson was doing well a birdie at the fourth taking him to four under through seven. in the last few minutes, south african louis oosthazen has withdrawn from the tournament due to injuries.
the man we've all been very keen to watch tiger woods tees off later. he finished on 1 under yesterday. the four shortlisted bidders who want to buy chelsea have been given three extra days to submit final offers, with thursday, april the 14th the new deadline. the four shortlisted bids are the ricketts family, who own the chicago cubs, and the consortiums involving ex—liverpool chairman sir martin broughton, los angeles dodgers co—owner todd boehly and boston celtics and atalanta co—owner stephen pagliuca. chelsea are operating under a special licence from the uk government after owner roman abramovich was sanctioned following russia's invasion of ukraine. formula one is back in australia for the first time since the race was cancelled at the start of the coronavirus pandemic two years ago. and once again, it's ferrari leading the way. charles leclerc set the quickest time of the day in second practice in melbourne. it's looking like it will be another tricky weekend for mercedes. lewis hamilton could only manage 13th in second practice,
two places behind his team mate george russell. gb 5 most successful olympic canoeist liam heath has announced his retirement from competition, saying it was "time to move on". after winning bronze along withjon schofield at london 2012, the pair took silverfour years later in brazil, where heath enjoyed the highlight of his career — solo gold in the k1200m. he won countless world and european titles, and another olympic bronze in 2020. that's all the sport for now. lizzie greenwood—hughes will have more for you in sportsday at half past six. jane, thank you very much. buckingham palace has announced that the queen has pulled out of attending the annual maundy thursday service next week. let's speak to our royal correspondent nicholas witchell who's with me now. what are they saying about why she's not going to be there? well. what are they saying about why she's not going to be there?— not going to be there? well, it's the mobility _
not going to be there? well, it's the mobility issues, _ not going to be there? well, it's the mobility issues, i— not going to be there? well, it's the mobility issues, i think, - not going to be there? well, it's i the mobility issues, i think, though they will not confirm that. while maundy service, one of the fixtures in the annual calendar, due to take place next thursday at st george's chapel at windsor and normally the queen would attend and she would distribute the maundy money to local citizens. i don't think this signifies any significant change in the health situation. it is i think about the mobility issues. whereas the service of thanksgiving for the duke of edinburgh at westminster abbey a couple of weeks ago, she essentially was able to sit through the whole service but for the maundy service, there is a degree of participation in the service, the distribution and supervising the money, quite a bit of standing normally. so i would think it would be for those reasons that she has decided, because they are printing the order of service and they clearly can't commit to 100% certainty she would be able to attend, they have decided to come and if not the first time she's missed the service, but the first
time for a good number of years, that the prince of wales and the duchess of cornwall will instead step in and distribute the money on her behalf. she step in and distribute the money on her behalf. ,, , ,, step in and distribute the money on her behalf. ,, , , , , her behalf. she will be missed but someone will _ her behalf. she will be missed but someone will step _ her behalf. she will be missed but someone will step in. _ her behalf. she will be missed but someone will step in. nicholas, i someone will step in. nicholas, thank you very much. a 36—year—old albanian man has been jailed for a minimum of 36 years in prison for the murder of the primary school teacher, sabina nessa. koci selamaj drove from eastbourne to south east london last september and attacked ms nessa with a metal traffic triangle. our home affairs correspondent june kelly reports. sabina nessa, graduate, primary school teacher and fun loving. the second in a family of four girls. now her older sister, jabeena, cherishes the watch sabina was wearing when she was killed. this is her watch that she wore on the night. so i'm just holding it to feel close to her. we kind of feel like she's going to walk for the door. people say time will get easier,
but really, timejust gets harder and the realisation that she's not here, itjust kind of hits home. in previous court hearings, she, like the rest of her family, has seen koci selamaj, the murderer. the thought that he was waiting for some woman to attack her and do what he wanted to do, i was just thinking, what a horrible animal, vile animal he is. hours before the murder, he checked into the grand hotel in eastbourne. his wife, who had left him because of his violent behaviour, worked here. she met him in the hotel car park and he asked her to have sex with him. after she rejected him, he drove off alone and ended up miles away in south east london. he pulled up in kidbrooke and went into the local sainsbury�*s. intent on violence against a woman,
he bought a rolling pin. it's believed he was considering using this as his weapon. meanwhile, sabina nessa, who lived locally, was on her way to meet a friend. she's thought to have taken a shortcut through cator park because she was running late. koci selamaj, looking furtive, was caught on cctv. and cameras in the park actually showed him running towards sabina and attacking her. he beat her 34 times with this metal traffic triangle and carried her off unconscious. her body was found the following day. selamaj had strangled her. on his way back to eastbourne, he drove down a country lane and dumped the murder weapon in a river. a week later, selamaj was arrested and being told over the phone by an interpreter he was being charged with murder. he's an albanian national.
there was clear evidence of a sexually motivated attack that, together with the fact that he had propositioned his wife earlier in the day for sex, says to me, without a shadow of a doubt, that was a sexually motivated murder. two, one, sabina nessa. a month after her death last year, sabina's family marked what would have been her 29th birthday. i feel like the sunflower because that was her favourite. i feel like that kind of resembles that she would stand up to and give her opinion, and i feel like we should all stand up tall and say enough is enough. let's put an end to male violence. june kelly, bbc news. the civil aviation authority says it's concerned about staff shortages that airlines and airports are facing and travellers have been badly affected over the past week but this weekend some operators are expected to return to pre—pandemic levels of this report from katie
austin contains flashing images. holidays are back — going away is easier again, with uk travel restrictions removed. there's now huge demand for travel in the easter and summer holidays, and airports and airlines that were hit so badly during the pandemic are trying to scale up again quickly to meet that demand. but many people's pre—easter trips had a bumpy start. there were long queues at some airports last weekend, including at manchester, which has had problems for weeks. the biggest area of challenge that we've had is is here in security. after shedding jobs during covid, airport bosses admit they've struggled to hire again quickly enough. the speed and the scale of recovery has caught us, and we are short staffed at the moment. it has meant that there is a number of weeks where our processes need to catch up, our recruitment processes. but again, we're confident that in a matter of weeks we will be in that position. i think we're going to have
instances of queues over the next four to six weeks. but as i said, you know, there will be lots of people will get through in five or ten minutes. there will be the majority will get through in 30 or 40 minutes. airports say covid documentation checks are also adding to delays. recruitment has been a problem for airlines, too. easyjet has cancelled hundreds of flights this week, blaming staff sickness. british airways has also made cancellations. among those whose plans have been ruined at these schoolchildren. half their group had already gone on a ski trip, but their easyjet flight from gatwick to join them was cancelled. it's really sad because we had to get up really, really early in the morning for absolutely nothing. half of the trip got to go and half didn't and how they were probably skiing by the time that we had got home. easyjet said sorry and offered further assistance,
including a refund. businesses are happy to see so many passengers again, but not everyone's much anticipated journeys have gone to plan. the headlines on bbc news. ukrainian officials say 50 people were killed and 300 injured after a rocket hit a train station in the eastern city of kramatorsk — thousands were there at the time. it's emerged rishi sunak held a us green card while chancellor — as questions continue over his wife's tax arrangements. he describes it as a smear campaign and insists no rules were broken. in other news — a man who murdered primary school teacher sabina nessa in southeast london is jailed for life coming up we have the latest from augusta where tiger woods would have teed off his second round of the masters come incredibly he was under
par in his opening round finishing one end on 71, just four off the lead. it's a miraculous comeback for the five time masters champion. he nearly lost his leg over a year ago in a serious car crash. we will be across the days big movers is more mcavoy bids for his first green jacket. that's on sports day at 630. now it's time for the film review. hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases is anna smith. good to see you. in person again. what have you got from week? t good to see you. in person again. what have you got from week? i have not what have you got from week? i have got fantastic— what have you got from week? i have got fantastic beasts: _ what have you got from week? i have got fantastic beasts: the _ what have you got from week? i have got fantastic beasts: the secrets i what have you got from week? i have got fantastic beasts: the secrets of l got fantastic beasts: the secrets of dumbledore, jude law is back in the harry potter prequel and we have got a compartment no 6, a finnish drama set in a train, and finally the outfit, a mafia thriller starring
mark rylance. let's start with fantastic beasts. this is the third of what is supposed to be five in the series. the third, yes. i was a big fan of the first one, the second one let me down but this when i think it's an improvement. jude law plays professor dumbledore is falling out big style with this old friend gellert grindelwald played by mads mikkelsen, very well, i thought, and dumbledore assembles a team of musicians, wizards and a model to seek down gellert grindelwald and fix everything with many tricks and confusing plans. let's look at a clip of them on the train. right then... i imagine that you're all wondering why you find yourselves here. and, in anticipation of that, dumbledore asks that i convey a message. grindelwald has the ability to see snatches of the future.