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on a one—way flight to rwanda. mainly single men arriving in the uk on small boats will now be flown 4,000 miles away to africa. the home secretary is in rwanda to sign a multi—million pound agreement there — which the government says will help end the problem of people smugglers. this problem has bedevilled our country for too long and caused far too much human suffering and tragedy. it's a desperate announcement, unworkable, extortionate. and britain really does deserve better than this. and from today, the royal navy will take charge of patrolling the english channel for small boats carrying asylum seekers. we'll be live with
correspondents on both sides of the channel — and in rwanda. also in the programme: russia's flagship vessel in the black sea is seriously damaged — ukraine claims it hit the ship with missiles. nhs leaders warn this easter could be as bad as most winters for the the health service. gallowgate offered mungo his shoulders to sit on... and the booker prize winning author who says more voices like his need to be heard. you can't possibly understand this country unless you are fairly represented with working—class voices. and coming up on the bbc news channel, the end of an era for women's cricket as england's two—time world cup winner anya shrubsole retires from the international game.
good afternoon, welcome to the bbc news at one. the government has announced plans to send some asylum seekers to rwanda. single men crossing the english channel in small boats will be flown 4,000 miles on a one way ticket to africa, to be processed and resettled. the prime minister says the government has to break the business model of what he called �*vile people smugglers'. but opposition politicians here have called the plans �*unworkable�* and �*despicable�*. 0ur political correspondent jonathan blake reports. arriving this morning, migrants rescued trying to cross the english channel, a dangerousjourney for thousands each year, a problem with the government has so far failed to tackle. the solution, ministers believe, lies 4000 miles away. the
home secretary priti patel visiting rwanda, where the government wants to send many of those arriving on small boats. the scheme would see mostly single men sent to the central african country where they could attempt to claim asylum to live and work. the prime minister in kent today said the plan was part of the uk taking back control of immigration.— immigration. this innovative approach. — immigration. this innovative approach, driven _ immigration. this innovative approach, driven by- immigration. this innovative approach, driven by our- immigration. this innovative i approach, driven by our shared humanitarian impulse and made possible by brexit freedoms will provide safe and legal routes for asylum, while disrupting the business model of the gangs. because it means that economic migrants taking advantage of the asylum system will not get to stay in the uk. while those in genuine need will be properly protected, including with access to legal services on arrival in rwanda. he with access to legal services on arrival in rwanda.— arrival in rwanda. he promised su ort arrival in rwanda. he promised support for—
arrival in rwanda. he promised support for safe _ arrival in rwanda. he promised support for safe and _ arrival in rwanda. he promised support for safe and legal - arrival in rwanda. he promised i support for safe and legal routes, such as refugee resettlement schemes, but opposition parties are scathing. schemes, but opposition parties are scathinu. , ., ., schemes, but opposition parties are scathin. , ., ., ., scathing. they are on workable, extortion and _ scathing. they are on workable, extortion and will— scathing. they are on workable, extortion and will cost _ scathing. they are on workable, extortion and will cost the - extortion and will cost the taxpayers billions of pounds and they reflect a prime minister who has got _ they reflect a prime minister who has got no — they reflect a prime minister who has got no grip, no answers to the questions — has got no grip, no answers to the questions that need answering and no shame _ questions that need answering and no shame and _ questions that need answering and no shame. and ijust think britain deserves— shame. and ijust think britain deserves better than this. | deserves better than this. i absolutely accept we need to stop this happening. _ absolutely accept we need to stop this happening, but— absolutely accept we need to stop this happening, but you _ absolutely accept we need to stop this happening, but you do - absolutely accept we need to stop this happening, but you do that i absolutely accept we need to stop| this happening, but you do that by providing — this happening, but you do that by providing safe _ this happening, but you do that by providing safe and _ this happening, but you do that by providing safe and legal— this happening, but you do that by providing safe and legal routes, i this happening, but you do that by. providing safe and legal routes, not by sending — providing safe and legal routes, not by sending peopie _ providing safe and legal routes, not by sending people thousands - providing safe and legal routes, not by sending people thousands of- providing safe and legal routes, not . by sending people thousands of miles away to— by sending people thousands of miles away to a _ by sending people thousands of miles away to a country— by sending people thousands of miles away to a country that _ by sending people thousands of miles away to a country that already- by sending people thousands of miles away to a country that already has - by sending people thousands of miles away to a country that already has a l away to a country that already has a poor human — away to a country that already has a poor human rights _ away to a country that already has a poor human rights record _ away to a country that already has a poor human rights record that - away to a country that already has a poor human rights record that the l away to a country that already has a i poor human rights record that the uk has previously— poor human rights record that the uk has previously questioned. _ poor human rights record that the uk has previously questioned. it - poor human rights record that the uk has previously questioned. ltjust- has previously questioned. it 'ust turns my stomach i has previously questioned. it 'ust turns my stomach to i has previously questioned. it 'ust turns my stomach to see i has previously questioned. it 'ust turns my stomach to see ourh turns my stomach to see our government acting in our name can behave in such a way. i think a lot of people will be quite a gas. in of people will be quite a gas. in the last four years the numbers crossing the channel in small boats has climbed from 297 in 2018 to almost 29,000 last year. this year has already seen 4578 arrivals and
look set to be a new record. rwanda's human rights record is one concern refugee groups have. the prime minister said he expected a legal challenge and that the plans will not be put in place overnight. but desperate to deal with channel crossings with limited options at hand, ministers hope a pledge to send people away will prove to be a deterrent. jonathan blake, bbc news, westminster. in a moment we'll talk to our correspondentsjessica parker in dunkirk and simonjones in dover, but first let's go to our home editor mark easton in rwanda. mark, the government have previously looked at other possibilities — ascenion island and albania, so why rwanda? i think because they are able to do a deal. it has taken nine months of intensive negotiations and discussions. we will be given a document later today which will explain exactly how this is going to
work. in essence, it is basically taking people who arrive in the uk as asylum seekers, but have arrived by what the government describes as an illegal or unofficial route. they will then be deemed inadmissible for the asylum process in the uk. they will be regarded as illegal migrants and on the basis of that, it will be forcibly repatriated to rwanda, a country for the massed majority of them, they will never have even been to. when they get here, there is an accommodation block, the first place some of them will go to, about 100 or so. after that, rwandans will do the process, they will decide whether that person is a genuine refugee. if they are, they will be entitled to remain in rwanda to be part of the economic development of this country. if they are not, they will be repatriated to their country of origin in the normal way by the
rwandan authorities. at the moment it looks as if there will be legal checks on this, it will be decided in the courts at some stage, but the ambition is very significant. 0ne in the courts at some stage, but the ambition is very significant. one of the home office advisers has just told me that the government hopes the scheme, in the end, it will see tens of thousands of migrants moved from the uk down to rwanda. mark. from the uk down to rwanda. mark, thank ou from the uk down to rwanda. mark, thank you very _ from the uk down to rwanda. mark, thank you very much. _ jess parker, you've been talking to some of the people who want to cross the channel and come to britain — what's their reaction to this news? no wonder that we have spoken to so far had actually heard about this announcement. when we explained it to them, they seemed pretty bewildered. 0ne to them, they seemed pretty bewildered. one man's jaw visibly drop. it didn't deter people's determination to come to the uk, despite the dangers. it was in
november that 27 people tragically lost their lives trying to cross the channel and that there was a political bust up between the uk and france. priti patel was uninvited from a ministerial meeting. boris johnson has talked about trying to forge some sort of returns agreement with the eu, a mutual policy fell away after brexit. but france has previously accused the uk have not really being serious to try to solve this issue. french authorities so far haven't commented on these latest developments but people here seem pretty nonplussed in some of the charity workers, they seen outrage. the charity workers, they seen outraae. . ~ the charity workers, they seen outraae. ., ,, i. , the charity workers, they seen outraae. . ~ , . outrage. thank you very much indeed, jessica parker— outrage. thank you very much indeed, jessica parker in _ outrage. thank you very much indeed, jessica parker in dunkirk. _ and simonjones in dover, what's the reaction there, on this side of the channel, where so many of the small boats arrive? dover is at the sharp end of the immigration debate and speaking to people in the town, there does seem to be a consensus that something needs to be done to stop people
risking their lives crossing the channel in this way, but no consensus on sending people 4000 miles to rwanda is the answer. it has been business as usual in the channel. from here, it is incredibly calm overlooking the sea. we have seen several boats brought to shore by the border force and potentially another 200 or so people on top of the 600 people who arrived yesterday. in other ways, things are very different because from today, the military have taken operational control in the channel from the border force. i think they are going to bring in more surveillance, there is going to be £50 million available for new equipment. 0ne is going to be £50 million available for new equipment. one idea that has been abandoned is the idea of trying to turn migrant boats back in the channel. it is considered too dangerous. critics say the government has a history of making big announcements and then never become reality and we wonder if that
is going to be the case for taking people to rwanda. critics say this is appalling, the kent refugee action forum will oppose this. simon, thank you very much. and thanks, too, tojess parker in dunkirk and our home editor mark easton in rwanda. ukraine is claiming to have carried out a missile attack on the flagship of russia's black sea fleet, setting it on fire. the russians admit the moskva has been badly damaged but they say it was because ammunition on board exploded. it's thought there were about 500 crew on board. it is 50 days today since russia's invasion and the start of the war. 0ur correspondent anna foster reports from kyiv. a symbol of russian naval power, but last night the flagship moskva caught fire and its crew evacuated.
it's an ageing vessel, but still an important one. russia insists it doesn't know why the blaze started, but ukraine says it fired two missiles which hit their target. for it to just be sitting out there, you know, it's a really bad thing for the russian navy, and a boost, no matter what happened, it's a boost for the ukrainian side. 50 days since this war began russia has changed its focus. it set out to capture key targets like kyiv, but failed and pulled back. now it wants to salvage what it can from this conflict to save face at home, and that means moving east. the focus of this war is now on the donbas region. satellite pictures show russian forces moving into place for a fresh assault. if it also takes the city of mariupol, that will release even more troops to push forward. the images of devastation in ukraine show the toll this
war has taken so far, but as it moves into a new phase there are fears what happens next could be even worse. anna foster, bbc news. let's speak tojenny hill in moscow. differing accounts about what has happened to this russian flagship. what are the russians saying about this? we have had an update from moscow and they say they have got the fire under control but there is significant damage. they are going to tow the vessel back to port. they say they have not established the cause of the fire. if it is proving this is the result of a ukrainian missile strike, this would be a powerfully symbolic moment. this is the flagship, the pride of the black sea fleet. its loss under those
circumstances would be potentially a significantly impactful moments from the point of russian morale and it would give a strong boost to the ukrainian defenders. we will have to wait and see if we get any independent confirmation. i want to bring you up—to—date on another development. and that is, last night moscow said it would bomb decision—making centres in kyiv and other parts of ukraine if ukrainian forces don't stop attacks on russian territory. we are talking about the border and the area between the two countries. we have heard this morning from officials there has been another strike on a border crossing and the residential area has been hit. we don't have a direct response from moscow, but this is potentially, i say potentially a moment where we could see a real escalation. moment where we could see a real escalation-— escalation. jenny, thank you very much indeed. _ the number of people in the uk infected with coronavirus
is falling, says the office for national statistics. about 4.4 million people had the virus in the week up to nine april, down from nearly 4.9 million the week before. that's roughly one—in—15 people testing positive. the number of people waiting for routine hospital procedures in england has risen to a new record, according to the latest figures. one in nine people in england were waiting to start their treatment at the end of february, the highest number since records began in 2007. meanwhile the number of people waiting more than 12 hours in accident and emergency also reached another record high, as our health correspondent sophie hutchinson reports. not having a good day for tightjune shepherd, recovering at her nursing home, after what herfamily shepherd, recovering at her nursing home, after what her family says were disgraceful delays getting emergency treatment. its 2022, i don't know whether it's outdated but this concept that you judge a society by the way it looks after
its elderly, its vulnerable, it's poorly people, and clearly the picture that is emerging at the moment, we are failing, we are failing miserably.— moment, we are failing, we are failing miserably. jean, who is now 87, had been _ failing miserably. jean, who is now 87, had been active _ failing miserably. jean, who is now 87, had been active in _ failing miserably. jean, who is now 87, had been active in her- 87, had been active in her retirement until a series of strokes left her paralysed, but after catching a virus she waited more than 11 hours for an ambulance and then another 31 hours on a trolley in a&e. her son was shocked by what he saw. , ., he saw. there were patients on ambulance _ he saw. there were patients on ambulance trolleys _ he saw. there were patients on ambulance trolleys literally - ambulance trolleys literally everywhere stacked in the centre of the a&e department, down the corridors, does a&e department, and the staff were absolutely rushed off their feet. �* , , , the staff were absolutely rushed off their feet. �* _ , , ., their feet. and he says his mother had clearly — their feet. and he says his mother had clearly suffered _ their feet. and he says his mother had clearly suffered from - their feet. and he says his mother had clearly suffered from the - had clearly suffered from the experience. had clearly suffered from the experience-_ had clearly suffered from the exerience. ., , ., . experience. what was very noticeable was how stressed _ experience. what was very noticeable was how stressed she _ experience. what was very noticeable was how stressed she was _ experience. what was very noticeable was how stressed she was and - experience. what was very noticeable was how stressed she was and how. experience. what was very noticeable l was how stressed she was and how her ability to communicate had deteriorated.— ability to communicate had deteriorated. ., , ., . ., deteriorated. a&e doctors are clear that lona deteriorated. a&e doctors are clear that long waits _ deteriorated. a&e doctors are clear that long waits are _ deteriorated. a&e doctors are clear that long waits are harming - that long waits are harming patients. that long waits are harming atients. ~ . ,
that long waits are harming atients. ~ ., , ., patients. we are struggling to get round everybody. _ patients. we are struggling to get round everybody. we _ patients. we are struggling to get round everybody. we worry - patients. we are struggling to get round everybody. we worry about| patients. we are struggling to get. round everybody. we worry about old people _ round everybody. we worry about old people going missing or a young person— people going missing or a young person who weighs may be distressed ntight— person who weighs may be distressed might leave and we don't realise for a bit that— might leave and we don't realise for a bit that they've actually gone ntissing, — a bit that they've actually gone missing, so it makes everybody really _ missing, so it makes everybody really anxious and we know that people — really anxious and we know that people are not getting the care that they deserve. the people are not getting the care that they deserve-— they deserve. the latest figures show increasingly _ they deserve. the latest figures show increasingly severe - they deserve. the latest figures i show increasingly severe problems they deserve. the latest figures - show increasingly severe problems in the nhs in many areas. in a&e, 22,500 patients had long waits on trolleys of at least 12 hours in march. that's more than four times as many of the 5000 people affected in september. and for non—urgent care, delays have increased again, now a record 6.2 million people are waiting for routine operations. high rates of covid are undoubtedly putting pressure on the nhs but experts say that's not the only cause. , , �* , experts say that's not the only cause. ,,�* ,., experts say that's not the only cause. ,,�* , ., cause. this isn't 'ust about covid sto - ed cause. this isn't 'ust about covid stopped _ cause. this isn'tjust about covid stopped even before _ cause. this isn'tjust about covid stopped even before the - cause. this isn'tjust about covid l stopped even before the pandemic cause. this isn'tjust about covid - stopped even before the pandemic we went into the situation with over 100,000 vacancies in the nhs and the situation is only getting worse
means there are not enough staff to meet demand which means patients are waiting longerfor meet demand which means patients are waiting longer for urgent and emergency services, for ambulances, and in a&e. emergency services, for ambulances, and in a&e-— and in a&e. nhs england says the ast few and in a&e. nhs england says the past few months _ and in a&e. nhs england says the past few months have _ and in a&e. nhs england says the past few months have been - and in a&e. nhs england says the past few months have been the i past few months have been the busiest ever but despite that waits of over one year have reduced slightly, but others are warning the brutal reality is the pressure is this easter could be as bad as any winter. sophie hutchinson, bbc news. our top story this lunchtime: the government unveils plans to send some asylum seekers on a one—way flight to rwanda — migrants arriving in the uk on small boats will now be flown 4,000 miles away to africa. coming up — the new drone technology helping mountain rescuers search for people who get stranded in remote places. coming up on the bbc news channel, we'll bring you all the details of the world snooker championship draw, with mark selby set to begin the defence of his title againstjamiejones when the tournament gets under way this weekend.
mountain rescuers in scotland say drones could be used to improve the way they search for people who get stranded in remote places like ben nevis. as well as using cameras, the drones can now be fitted with lights and loudspeakers to help communicate with those who are trapped. 0ur scotland correspondent lorna gordon has been given special access to the teams using the new kit. tower ridge on the north face of ben nevis. snow, but not enough for this climber�*s ice axe and crampons to dig in. i'm quite scared. because i might fall off. she couldn't go up. couldn't go down. so they called for help. it's just a scary place to be. and became the first climbers in trouble to be located by a drone in the mountains of the uk.
i'd been on winter climbs before, i had done a lot of winter hill walking as well. but i didn't realise just how scary it would be and how exposed the route would be. and i just felt so stupid for getting myself into this situation, because i thought that i knew what i was heading for. but i really, really didn't, i didn't know my limits until i got there. clear to take off. the technology used in their rescue has moved on since then. track forward, really good view of that crag now. while a drone pilot focuses on flying, an observer operates the drone camera used for searching on a headset screen protected from the glare of the sun. the capabilities are awesome. just being able to pop a drone out of the bag, put it on the hill, we could clear an area that might take a few hours on foot. we can clean that sometimes within five or ten minutes and then we can move, so we don't have to commit people on the hill where they could be
better used elsewhere. so, johnny, talk us through what you are doing here. so, we are going to hide a phone here to replicate someone missing on the hillside who would have a mobile phone with them. so i think this place here would be a good spot to hide our phone and we will see if this team can locate it. i'm getting a nice strong reading off in this direction here. exactly this direction up here. originally designed to find contraband phones in prisons, last year this was successfully used for a rescue in the alps. but never yet here. a phone doesn't necessarily need to have a signal, but as long as it is powered on, they will find it. they have located the phone in this area so they are now using the drone to search this area for that phone. they can also speak to us as well because this drone has speaker on it, loudspeaker so they can send a message to us just now. this is the mountain rescue team, we have located you, please stay where you are, help will be with you shortly. we are going to predominantly use this as part of our avalanche tools, so not everybody uses an avalanche transceiver, for instance,
but everybody has a mobile phone. so this will help us locate those people who are buried. every avalanche incident is extremely time critical for the person who could have sustained very serious injuries during the avalanche or could be buried and losing air, basically. so we need to get there as fast as we can. scotland's highest mountains can be deceptive and dangerous. they tell a story of risk and rescue and amid this stunning natural landscape, technology is rapidly changing the game. lorna gordon, bbc news, ben nevis. there are fears of serious travel problems over the easter holiday period after more flights were cancelled and p80 confirmed there won't be cross channel ferry services over the holiday weekend. passengers are being warned that travel networks will be "extremely busy" across the holiday period. 0ur transport correspondent katy austin reports. this soft play centre is a hive of activity this week. it's a busy time for travel, too,
but some people have decided to stay put. so we wanted to go to london for the weekend, obviously being the bank holiday. we would have driven down because there would have been four of us and the baby, so luggage and pram. but we just decided it's not really worth it, because of the petrol prices especially. to fill the tank of my car would have been over £100. as a fallback, we would have travelled by train, but with cancellations, i can't risk getting to the train station and then for it to be cancelled or delayed. others are going ahead, anyway, including ravinder, who's thinking of driving to bournemouth on saturday with her family. try to leave early, to leave time, yeah. to beat the traffic. for the past couple of years, easter has been pretty quiet on the roads. but now with covid restrictions lifted, this bank holiday weekend is expected to be a particularly busy one, with good friday the busiest day. about 1000 miles of road works are being lifted to try and help keep things flowing. another reason a lot of traffic is expected is some trains aren't running
because of engineering works. there are a few routes that are severely affected and one of those is the main line here out of euston that goes up to the midlands, the north west and scotland. so please check before you travel. and what about flights? airports and airlines are grappling with recruitment issues as demand for travel rises. the union for border force workers says they are short—staffed, too, and there will be queues at passport control coming into the uk. the extent of it rather depends on how many people travel, how many people travel together, and how many staff, how many border force staff, go off sick with covid. but, inevitably, there will be queues and i would expect you would be looking at an hour, probably more than an hour. meanwhile, p&0 ferries from dover still aren't running after the company sacked 800 seafarers. this weekend, people are being told to plan ahead, so long—awaited trips don't become travel nightmares. and katyjoins me from dover now.
katy, tell us more about p&0 ferries not running cross—channel services over easter and what impact that will have on passengers? well, that's right, p&0 ferries had hoped to start their busiest route between dover and calais this week in time for the easter weekend but the two ships they were hoping to use have failed safety inspections by the maritime and coastguard agency, so they are staying put here in dover at the port instead. p&0 has apologised to passengers and said people who had booked with them direct can get a refund, or it's putting on alternative arrangements including letting people go from hull to rotterdam instead or booking them onto brittany ferries from portsmouth with any additional mileage reimbursed. but having fewer ferries running from here at dover has contributed to big traffic issues, congestion that there's been over the past couple of weeks and the operation block traffic
management system, where lorries are queued up on the m 20 motorway has beenin queued up on the m 20 motorway has been in place and it will stay in place until monday. we have had a fair bit of disquiet from hauliers about this, who are unhappy about the impact on drivers having to sit in those queues for hours with no facilities for site katy austin, thank you. authorities say nearly one million people have been affected by a tropical storm which struck the philippines on sunday. more than 100 people are confirmed to have died after storm megi wiped out homes and buried many people alive. scores more are still missing after heavy rain triggered flooding and landslides, hampering rescue efforts. police in new york have arrested a man suspected of shooting ten people at a brooklyn subway station on tuesday. 62—year—old frankjames is alleged to have detonated two smoke canisters on the train, before opening fire on commuters. he was taken into custody after police received a tip—off as to his whereabouts.
the world's richest man, elon musk, has launched a hostile takeover bid for twitter, offering to buy it outright for more than £30 billion. he said the social media platform has great potential and he is the person to unlock it. last week, twitter offered mr musk a seat on its board of directors, but he turned it down. the prince of wales and duchess of cornwall have attended the royal maundy service, representing the queen, who missed the event. the annual service was held at st george's chapel, in the grounds of windsor castle. the queen, who's experiencing mobility issues, is also expected to miss the easter sunday service. douglas stuart has achieved the kind of success most writers can only dream about, winning the booker prize in 2020 with his first novel, shuggie bain. his next book, young mungo, is published today. the two novels have a lot in common
— both are about poverty, homophobia and injustice in late twentieth century glasgow, and both were inspired by douglas stuart's own troubled childhood growing up there. in his first broadcast interview about his new book, he's been talking to our arts correspondent, rebecca jones. glasgow in the 1970s — a city with cramped council flats and rundown housing estates. unemployment was high, prospects were low, with the young all too often written off, highlighted by this news report of a visit to a youth centre by princess anne. voice over: unless things improve dramatically, - gary's chances of getting a job in a few years' time are woefully swim. this is the world that douglas stuart grew up in. his mother, a single parent, was an alcoholic. the family was poor and relied on benefits. my mother was forever doing a type of mother's maths, where she was paying maybe the gas bill but not paying the electric bill, where she was feeding us but she couldn't pay for clothes. you know, whatever it was, we never
had enough money to go around. but douglas stuart also had a secret. he was gay. i liked dolls, i liked a skipping rope, i was the class champion at skipping rope. i remember being about six or seven and it was a wet wednesday and the boys just sort of looked at me in this classroom and said, what is wrong with you? his troubled childhood inspired his new novel, young mungo, a gay love story about two teenagers who dream of a different way of life, just like douglas stuart. he finished school, studied textiles, became a fashion designer in new york, and eventually started writing... shuggie bain. ..and won the booker prize in 2020 with his first novel. yet for all his success, doubts remain. i think i've always felt a little bit of an impostor my whole life. we can't ever underestimate what childhood trauma does to people, and how it can undermine our confidence, and i try to be very candid and very honest in saying that i still carry
a lot of that with me, i have a lot of chips on my shoulder. and he worries writers from similar backgrounds still face too many obstacles. you can't possibly understand this country unless you are fairly represented with working class voices, because we're such a massive part of the population, and i think for any working class creative, whether that's fashion or it's literature, there is going to be so many more barriers for you and things that you're to have to overcome. 0ne barrierfor him was growing up in a house with no books, they were too expensive. i haven't seen this before. it's amazing! an even greater thrill, then, to hold his own new novel in his hands for the first time. rebecca jones, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. here's nick miller. 0verall overall this easter weekend a lot of fine weather but with east—west differences across the uk. there will be some misty mornings at times just as we've seen today and it is
western areas most likely to have the cloudy skies and the chance of seeing some rain at times. so what's going on? we've got high pressure close by, that's giving overall on the fine weather and signs of a weather front from the atlantic trying to come in from the atlantic with rain, you are not coming in just yet but by easter sunday these weather fronts will have more success ringing rain into western areas. for much of the weekend the flow of air areas. for much of the weekend the flow ofair coming areas. for much of the weekend the flow of air coming in from the south will feel warm when you get to see sunshine, cooler by easter monday. this afternoon already today we have seen some rain in parts of northern ireland and western scotland. a lot of that tending to peter out this afternoon, it pushes a bit further north through scotland. a lot of cloud in wales, through much of england. there's quite a bit of cloud but sunny spells too, an isolated shower and temperatures up to 20 celsius in south—east england. a bit of misty low cloud around the coast of wales and south—west england, that will push further inland as we go through tonight, some cloud for northern ireland and