this is bbc news. the headlines... the deadline set by russia for ukrainian troops in mariupol to lay down their weapons has passed — with no sign of surrender. western allies promise more military aid for ukraine — as fighting intensifies in the east of the country. the prime minister has faced criticism in the house of commons for his lockdown—breaking fine — in advance of tomorrow's vote on whether there should be an investigation into claims he misled parliament. why does the prime minister think everybody else's actions have consequences, except his own? i've explained why i bitterly regret receiving the fine and i apologise to the house.
prince harry talks about catching up with the queen for the first time in two years, in an interview with us television it wasjust so nice to see her. you know, she's on great form. she's always got a great sense of humour_ she's always got a great sense of humour with me, and she's always got a great sense of humourwith me, and making she's always got a great sense of humour with me, and making sure that she is_ humour with me, and making sure that she is protected. hundreds of fans have gathered in south—east london for the funeral of the wanted singer tom parker, who died from brain cancer last month at the age of 33. russian and belarusian players won't be allowed to compete at this summer's wimbledon because of the invasion of ukraine. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. a deadline set by russia
for ukrainian fighters in mariupol to surrender, has passed. the city is surrounded by russian troops and has been bombarded for weeks. president volodymyr zelensky says the situation there remains "as severe as possible". ukraine hopes to evacuate 6,000 people from the city through humanitariain corridors; mariupol�*s mayor says 100,000 civilians are trapped there. it comes as russia intensifies its attacks in the east of the country, in the donbas region. ukraine's allies in the west have promised to boost military aid. from lviv our correspondent danjohnson sent this report. this message still works is their last stand of the resistance and variable. russian forces have repeatedly tried to storm it, and they have laid down another deadline to surrender. ukrainian soldiers are holding out, but they are getting desperate. translation: this is our appeal to the world. - this could be the last appeal of our lives. we are probably facing our
last days if not hours. the enemy is outnumbering us ten to one. they have advantage in the air, in artillery, in their forces on land, in equipment and in tanks. there is a new agreement to get more residents out of the bombarded city, but previous attempts have been only party successful. around 100,000 are still trapped. last night russia says it hit more than 1,000 military targets across the country. ukrainian defences have been successful in stopping some attacks, but the president again appealed for more weapons. translation: it is unfair that ukraine is still forced to ask. for what its partners have been storing for years. if they have the weapons ukraine needs, if they have the ammunition we need, it is their moral duty to help protect freedom. international support is helping
the war�*s refugees as well, these are temporary homes brought to lviv from poland. aliona showed me where she and baby yaroslav now sleep after they left their town near dnipro. she's one of the people of ukraine's east who have grown weary of constant conflict. translation: in 2014, we thought the war would last a week, - then it lasted a month, then a year, and now it has been going for eight years. we tried to live through the 2014 war like normal people, trying to get by, trying not to think about it, but now war has come after us again. this is a sign that accommodation here has now started to run short, and while this is a good short—term option, the question is, how long can families live like this? and as the fighting moves further west, the likelihood is this will be a reality for even more people. ukrainians released these pictures of their front lines to show they are digging in and ready to fight. although some ground has been lost to the russians in the east, they have had some early success
in holding back this new offensive in the battle for donbas. danjohnson, bbc news, lviv. lets speak with anna foster in kyiv. i want to talk to you about the east of the country in the moment. this deadline that was set by russian troops for ukrainian fighters to hand over their weapons, ukrainian fighters to hand over theirweapons, it's ukrainian fighters to hand over their weapons, it's past. ukrainian fighters to hand over theirweapons, it's past. do ukrainian fighters to hand over their weapons, it's past. do we have any idea what's going on there? had they surrendered? did that humanitarian corridor is work today? what do we know? the humanitarian corridor is work today? what do we know?— humanitarian corridor is work today? what do we know? the last few days when russia — what do we know? the last few days when russia has _ what do we know? the last few days when russia has offered _ what do we know? the last few days when russia has offered these - when russia has offered these windows of opportunity for surrender, they haven't been taken. the ukrainian government have repeatedly said that those fighters will continue until the end, that they are not about to surrender or give themselves up. we did see that video that you heard they are of the marine commander this morning saying that he only thought they had hours or perhaps days left, and what he wants is for world leaders, the
international community to step in and evacuate them. but we know there are around about 500 wounded fighters. perhaps 1000 civilians hiding there. the scale of that sort of rescue mission mounted by a third country i think it's almost impossible as a prospect at the moment. in terms of humanitarian corridor is to may think we're closer today than we have been for quite some time. it's been weeks since they last managed to organise one of these since all sides were in agreement, and there was a degree of safety involved will stop got to the point today where the mayor of mary and paul actually give out specific locations to people living in that city where they could go and board buses to leave. it's always difficult to assess these things on the day, and we are two hours i had to be here can see that desk is starting to fall. probably tomorrow morning will be when we get a better idea of the success of that. they were hoping for 6000 people, but we know that there are still around 100,000 still trapped there. so even
if it was successful, it represents a tiny fraction of the people who are still trapped in that city. what are still trapped in that city. what do we know _ are still trapped in that city. what do we know about _ are still trapped in that city. what do we know about what's - are still trapped in that city. what do we know about what's happening in the east where the russians are really focusing a lot of their efforts now?— really focusing a lot of their efforts now? , . ~ ., efforts now? they are. and what we heard is ukrainian _ efforts now? they are. and what we heard is ukrainian forces _ efforts now? they are. and what we heard is ukrainian forces the - heard is ukrainian forces the ukrainian government put it, as the uk ministry of defence said... managed to hold on to the capital, kyiv, they managed to push russian prices back but he managed to sink the russian flagship last week with two ukrainian missiles, but what they do need and what president zelensky has said repeatedly and said again really emotionally last night is that they need more weapons. they need heavy weapons, sophisticated radar and defence systems, because i think they really believe now that that will be the difference between success and failure. and while the international community has promised these things, there is a measurable difference
between promising and then actually arriving on the front line. they need to be delivered to ukraine. they will come in and the west of the country, they need to be transported east, and what they are saying right now is while it is great that those weapons have been promised and are on the way, time is of the essence.— promised and are on the way, time is of the essence. the ukraine government says bombs are being used to —— the final stronghold of resistance. 0ur correspondent has been speaking to a relative of one of the fighters inside that plant. in the fog of war, russia's ferocious firepower is unrelenting. the azovstal steel plant still holding out against the siege of mariupol. perhaps a few hundred ukrainian troops are defending it. the commander calls it hell on earth. but they seem to have refused another deadline of today,
set by moscow, for their surrender. protecting around 1,000 civilians holed up in the cold war era bunkers and tunnels. food, water and time are running out. our family is from the north of ukraine, north east. 0lena nikulina's cousin maks has gone from village boy to one of mariupol�*s last defenders of ukraine. he has been fighting in the steel plant. her last message from him was more than a month ago. how do you feel about him being there? i feel terrible, honestly. first of all, i feel very sorry that maybe i was not talking to him as much as i should while we still had connection. because i didn't want to disturb him. and i was thinking like, what would happen if one day i would receive a message that said, maks has died.
what would i do? and ijust started crying in the middle of the street because i didn't have any answer to that. do you feel proud of him? yes, totally. i would have never imagined my cousin become a true hero of ukraine and hero of mariupol. there is obviously a very bitter sense of pride in the sense that he is in a life—threatening situation. but i am very proud of him. i dream of the day when he will return and we will be able to meet again and i will be able to tell this to him. if you could give a message to maks right now, what would you say? maks, i know that you are very strong and your family loves you a lot and we are waiting for you. and we are sure that you will come back and you will be our hero and you will have a great life in the free ukraine after our victory.
mark lowen, bbc news, kyiv. an update on that story, 0lena has received a text message from her cousin and that steel plant in mariupol and says he is fine. in the last hour, president volodymyr zelensky has been speaking at news conference in kyiv following talks with the eu's charles michel. ukraine and the european union will cooperate closely to investigate these war crimes and crimes against humanity. we see that russia is not stopping in its bloodthirsty wish to destroy ukrainians and destroy our state. at any price, women, children, innocents, civilians, russian troops have started a new large—scale offensive and don bass, we understand the risks. we see all
the steps, they continue firing missiles all over the territory of ukraine. according to our information from about 120,000 people, crimes that are happening are much more awful and large—scale. i am convinced that ourjoint efforts, we will be able to inflict liability on all of those guilty, and i do assure you that we will find everybody. every year more than 2,000 children are born through surrogacy in ukraine, the majority to foreign couples — like mark and heather easton from rugby in warwickshire. they brought their daughter sophie home to the uk just two weeks before the war started. since then they've been trying to help their surrogate family to safety. now, after weeks of wrangling, they've finally arrived. zoe conway has been to meet them. vita lysenko and heather easton have a very special friendship, born of adversity. vita is the surrogate
who saved heather from the grief of infertility. heather rescued vita from the war in ukraine. she means a lot to us. and we just couldn't imagine anything bad happening to her. and she has a three—year—old, so we didn't want him to see the war experience anything negative. the two families became close during the pregnancy and so by the time sophie arrived in january, they were expecting to meet again, someday. but then the war broke out and vita was messaging them from a bomb shelter. the war is a terrible thing, so if we can just help one family, you know, it's good. at first vita and 0ndrej didn't want to leave. it was heather who persuaded them. translation: we were frightened, yes. - because was terrifying and all the air raid sirens, but our city didn't have any bombings, thank god.
if we stayed there, no one knows what the end of the story would be. vita, 0ndrej and their three—year—old son nazar escaped from ukraine and managed to get as far as france. but then they were stuck. struggling to complete the paperwork they would need to get to the uk. one night me and heather decided "right, i'll fly over to paris to help them. because i knew they were going to have difficulties travelling around paris and they don't speak english. thanks to mark, they were soon on their way to calais. heather found someone to host them in a house nearby in rugby. but she's been shocked by how hard it has been to get vita simple things like a bank account and national insurance number. just trying to help her set up a life has been much harder than i thought. everything is two steps forward, one step back. vita says that however well looked after she is here, her desire to go home gets stronger by the day.
translation: i am very grateful i to mark and heather for their help, for them helping us. my husband is also very grateful. we didn't expect that such people exist that can help so much. heather and mark have already started talking to sophie about her extraordinary beginning and her remarkable family. zoe conway, bbc news. wimbledon is banning russian and belarusian plays from the summer's tournament. wejust belarusian plays from the summer's tournament. we just received this statement from the world governing body, if you like, for the men's tour. and they do not agree that the decision. they say we strongly condemn russia's reprehensible invasion in ukraine and stand in solidarity with the many millions of innocent people affected by the war. 0ur innocent people affected by the war. our support is proud to operate in the fundamental printed —— principles of merit and fairness where players compete as individuals to earn their place in tournaments
based on the atp rankings. we believe that today's unilateral decision and that tennis association to exclude players from russia and belarus from this year's british grass court swing is unfair and has the potential to set an damaging precedent for the games. discrimination based on nationality also constitutes a violation of our agreement with wimbledon. this states that player entries based solely on atp rankings. any course of her action in response to this decision will not be assessed in consultation with our board member councils. they go on to say that russian and belarusian players will be allowed to continue to compete at atp events under a neutral flag. borisjohnson has ignored calls from labour to apologise to the archbishop of canterbury, following reports that mrjohnson had criticised the church of england over its clergy�*s comments on his asylum policy. which would send some arrivals to
rwanda. during prime minister's questions, mrjohnson was pressed on claims that he told a meeting of conservative mps last night that the church and the bbc had focused too much on his government's plan to send asylum seekers to rwanda, and should have been more critical of president putin instead. tomorrow, mps will vote on whether the prime minister should be investigated for misleading parliament. 0ur political correspondent helen catt reports. did you mislead the house? are you unworthy of office? heading back to the commons less than 2a hours after he apologised to mps for being fined for breaking covid laws in downing street. the prime minister insistent he wants to focus on the job, starting with a trip later to india to discuss trade and investment — a point he made at prime minister's questions, where the issue of his fine again dominated. some kind of doctor who time warp. we had this conversation yesterday, mr speaker, and i have explained why i bitterly regret receiving an fpn. i apologised to the house.
so, mr speaker, yesterday's apology lasted for as long as the prime minister thought necessary to be clipped for the news. but once the cameras were off, once the cameras were off, the prime minister went to see his backbenchers, and he was back to blaming everyone else... at that private meeting with tory mps, the prime minister reportedly criticised the archbishop of canterbury and the bbc over reaction to the government's policy of sending some asylum—seekers to rwanda. he even said that the archbishop of canterbury had not been critical enough of putin. in fact, the archbishop called putin's war an act of great evil, and the church of england has led the way in providing refuge to those fleeing. would the prime minister like to take this opportunity to apologise for slandering the archbishop and the church of england?
i was slightly taken aback for the government to be criticised over the policy that we have devised to end the deaths at sea, in the channel, as a result of cruel criminal gangs. i was surprised that we were attacked for that. he denied he'd said the bbc had not been critical enough of russia. the snp, again, said the prime minister should resign. no government can be led by a prime minister who's in a constant state of crisis to save his own skin. and what's worse, the uk government is now led by a tag team of scandal. a prime minister who can't be trusted with the truth and a chancellor who can't be trusted with his taxes. the next test will come tomorrow, when there will be a vote on holding an investigation into whether or not the prime minister misled parliament. the prime minister himself won't be in the commons tomorrow for that debate, but this is an issue that doesn't look like it is going away.
helen catt, bbc news. let's talk to our political correspondent, david wallace lockhart. what is it that is going on tomorrow?— what is it that is going on tomorrow? , , , , , tomorrow? so, this is the first step in what some _ tomorrow? so, this is the first step in what some mps _ tomorrow? so, this is the first step in what some mps will— tomorrow? so, this is the first step in what some mps will help - tomorrow? so, this is the first step in what some mps will help will. tomorrow? so, this is the first step in what some mps will help will be | tomorrow? so, this is the first step| in what some mps will help will be a process of investigating boris johnson and holding him to account when it comes to the accusation that he has misled parliament, something he has misled parliament, something he strongly denies. there are a number of steps that have to happen for this course of action to take place. mps would have to vote for it tomorrow, if they did baguette, it would then be investigated by parliamentary committee, across pretty committee of mps, known as the committee on privileges. they would then investigate the matter, look at all those times boris johnson has said that he believed the rules were followed, look at what we now know happened in downing street and government buildings while cova drills are in place, they would then report back to mps, potentially recommending a sanction
that could be that borisjohnson has to apologise, that he would be suspended and mps would vote on that recommendation but we are perhaps getting a bit carried away with all of this year because that first point in all of this, mps voting for that investigation to take place but let's remember, borisjohnson has a comfortable majority in the house of commons. there does not seem to be widespread rebellion in his leadership at the moment. it's entirely possible when that vote because i had to markram of the majority of mps give the premonition of their backing, at this point, it never gets off the ground. bearing that in mind, _ never gets off the ground. bearing that in mind, the _ never gets off the ground. bearing that in mind, the labour— never gets off the ground. bearing that in mind, the labour chair- never gets off the ground. bearing that in mind, the labour chair of. that in mind, the labour chair of the privileges committee, this committee that would do an investigation if enough mps voted for it has stepped back from the committee, why?— for it has stepped back from the committee, why? stepped back in relation to this _ committee, why? stepped back in relation to this specific _ committee, why? stepped back in relation to this specific potential l relation to this specific potential investigation, that is chris brian, labour mp, and he chairs the
committee. he posted a letter on his twitter account this afternoon pointing out that when it comes to chairing the privileges committee, thatis chairing the privileges committee, that is cross party, he doesn't do it with a labour hat on, but he was saying that he would recuse himself from this investigation if it was to go ahead. and i think essentially, chris bryant was trying to eliminate one of the reasons that some mps may give for saying that this investigation should not go ahead. we did hear government minister, jacob rees mogg, yesterday saying that people should be reminded that this committee is chaired by a labour member of parliament. sol think it is hoped there was to potentially take away one of those conservative backbenchers may have come to his chairmanship of the committee and saying that he would have nothing to do at this particular investigation. i still think that that want to be quite enough to get the sort of numbers that would see boris johnson investigated by the committee of mps. . ~' , ., , investigated by the committee of mps. . ~ i. , . investigated by the committee of
mps. . ~ , . mps. thank you very much, david. so, where are you — mps. thank you very much, david. so, where are you on _ mps. thank you very much, david. so, where are you on party _ mps. thank you very much, david. so, where are you on party gate? - mps. thank you very much, david. so, where are you on party gate? let's - where are you on party gate? let's talk to professor sirjohn curtice, the expert in political polling. ican i can see from social media, my own social media, some voters have moved on and some are really angry, but what is the split?— what is the split? that is roughly riuht. one what is the split? that is roughly right- one way — what is the split? that is roughly right. one way of— what is the split? that is roughly right. one way of looking - what is the split? that is roughly right. one way of looking at - what is the split? that is roughly right. one way of looking at it i what is the split? that is roughly right. one way of looking at it is| right. one way of looking at it is to look at how people have responded when asked in the polls conducted since a week ago when we first learned about the prime minister as to whether or not mrjohnson should resign or not. on average, a whole 57% think he should resign. now, that number is somewhat higher than it was in the polling that was done before the announcement of the fine the previous week or two. but it is less than it was in the middle of
january when party gait was originally at its height, then we were getting calls consistently about 60% sometimes as many as two thirds saying he should resign. and in particular, it is not clear that amongst those who can —— voted conservative in 2019 that the call for the prime minister resigning strong as strong as it once was. the polls roughly on average suggests around 30% of them thank you should go. that really hasn't changed over the last week or so. it is certainly lower than the 40% or so who were expressing that view back in january. it shouldn't come away with the impression that most voters have forgiven the prime minister, they have not. most voters still think he broke the rules, most voters run three quarters of doubt that he's being honest in his statements about what has or hasn't happened, but certainly need to call for him to go is still widespread, but not quite
as strong as it was. ﬁk. is still widespread, but not quite as strong as it was.— is still widespread, but not quite as strong as it was. ok. can i ask ou as strong as it was. ok. can i ask you more broadly— as strong as it was. ok. can i ask you more broadly about - as strong as it was. ok. can i ask you more broadly about the - as strong as it was. ok. can i ask you more broadly about the polls| you more broadly about the polls since january regarding the conservatives and the labour party. well, if we go back to germany and the height of party gait come at that stage, the conservatives that there were strata boats 31% and labour were at a2. conservatives have been gradually recovering from that, and again, if we go back to before the spring statements, before the announcements of the original set of party gait fines, not those involving the prime minister, so back towards march, conservatives got themselves up to 35 points, labour still have ahead by 39. but it has slipped since then. it started to slip before the announcement of last week, it slipped another point in the conservatives position and are
basically eight points ahead by a1 to 33. all of those numbers, all of those numbers are much worse than their position at the back end of last october when the conservatives around 39%. still four points ahead of labour, and that is the last moment before the question of the asset —— ethics and probity of the prime minister became central to our domestic debate. it started with the on patterson affair, perhaps now much forgotten, but you remember he tried to rescue the career of an mp who is argued by the privilege committee who had broken the rules on lobbying and then party gait kicked in both before and again after christmas and the damage to the conservatives electoral position andindeed the conservatives electoral position and indeed to the prime minister's on personal popularity has long then not consistent, and it's not as though it we had a great reaction last week. the truth is it's been a pretty persistent reaction, much of
this was baked in around christmas, and they haven't really changed their mind since then. can and they haven't really changed their mind since then.— and they haven't really changed their mind since then. can ask what ou their mind since then. can ask what you thought — their mind since then. can ask what you thought about _ their mind since then. can ask what you thought about that _ their mind since then. can ask what you thought about that word - their mind since then. can ask what you thought about that word cloud, | you thought about that word cloud, it was reported in the time from a survey conducted byjl partners, co—founded by therese in a's from her poster, to give their view of the prime minister, and if you were its commander where that was most commonly used was liar according to that survey. what did you think of that? �* , , that survey. what did you think of that? �*, ,, that? it's entirely consistent with the olls that? it's entirely consistent with the polls asking _ that? it's entirely consistent with the polls asking people _ that? it's entirely consistent with l the polls asking people questions, like i said come around 75% or so of people are saying he knowingly lied, wasn't honest, wasn't telling the truth, frankly back injanuary, almost 80% of people were expressing that view. it's pretty clear that for some people and certainly for some conservatives, at the end of the day, although i don't really think that the prime minister has been entirely honest they at the end of the day take video that his other attributes, such as, in their view, delivering the vaccine delivering
breck said, that the merits of that outweigh what ever he did during party gait, and to that extent, therefore, they don't thank you should necessarily go, but, one question conservative mps will have to ask themselves in the longer term is if they come to the conclusion that they don't leave the premonition of a predicate, or they then continue to take the same view over other crucial issues such as the cost of living crisis, let alone the cost of living crisis, let alone the handling of ukraine, and whatever, you know, when other brexit is in the end regarded as successful or not, once somebody has a reputation of not necessarily being entirely honest, they have to wonder about whether or not the voters will believe them on other issues and are therefore in the longer term, this perhaps will be the real legacy of mrjohnson if he does continue to be prime minister. thank you very much, as always, thank you, professor sirjohn.
time for a look at the weather. here is chris. there he is. hello. that afternoon. thank you. a lovely day, really, with plenty of sunshine around. try for the vast majority as well. so skies like these have been pretty commonplace. this was in nottinghamshire, the weather watch our picture taken during the sunshine during the afternoon. another placing some cloud as the eastern side of scotland, some of that has been pretty low cloud along with mist and fog patches around these coastal areas, but otherwise, for most of you, it is a dry night with clear skies, and temperatures slowly drifting down into low single figures, but they three or a degrees or overnight lows for most, maybe sixes and sevens in the south. tomorrow morning to mop to another lovely sunny start to the day, the odd patch of mist lifting quite quickly in the morning, but otherwise we look at the sunshine all day. we will start to develop a
strengthening easterly breeze, and that will start tonight the temperatures down a few degrees around some of these eastern coasts of scotland and england, but away from that, still very warm, temperatures up to 18 degrees. that's warm for this stage of the year. that is your latest weather. hello this is bbc news, i'm victoria derbyshire. the headlines. the deadline set by russia for ukrainian troops in mariupol to lay down their weapons has passed with no sign of surrender. western allies promise more military aid for ukraine as fighting intensifies in the east of the country. russian and belarusian players won't be allowed to compete at this summer's wimbledon because of the invasion of ukraine. the prime minister has faced criticism in the house of commons for his lockdown—breaking fine — in advance of tomorrow's vote on whether there should be an investigation into claims
he misled parliament. prince harry talks about catching up with the queen for the first time in two years, in an interview with us television. he with us television. wants to make sure that his grandma he wants to make sure that his grandma is protected and surrounded by the right people. just got this news in about the fatal shooting of the cinematographer helena hoss jameson on the film russ. and alec baldwin film. the report has been released into what happened. it is found that the production company new that firearm safety procedures were not being followed on sat and demonstrated plain indifference to employee safety. that's obviously a photo of alec baldwin. a picture picture of the who was killed, helena hutchins. killed on the set
of the movie rust. if you remember alec baldwin was handed to gun and pointed it at her as she stood behind a camera. and this report into the killing says that the production company, forgive me, i can't remember if that's alec baldwin as production company or a separate company. but the production company knew that a firearm safety procedures were not being followed on set and demonstrated plain indifference to employee safety. this is obviously a picture for hayna hutchins. the production company has been given the maximum fine allowable by state law in new mexico. 0f fine allowable by state law in new mexico. of course you want to know how much i find is and so do i. we don't have that information yet but it's reported that it's the maximum fine allowable by state law in new mexico. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre,
here's louis pilbeam. good evening. wimbledon bosses say they have banned russian and belarusian tennis players because it's "their responsibilty" to play a part in government sanctions. russian and belarusian athletes have been allowed to play other high profile tournaments under a neutral flag and no national anthem. 0ur sports correspondent joe wilson has more. wimbledon may bask in tradition but it is part of today's world and all the sporting implications of the invasion of ukraine. and wimbledon is taking a stand. so, while russia's daniil medvedev has been allowed to compete on the tour as an individual, the world number two will be barred from wimbledon. the same applies to aryna sabalenka of belarus, ranked numberfour in the women's game. those are two potential champions. there are many other players who will also now be missing. from one of ukraine's most prominent recent tennis players, this reaction. alex dolgopolov said...
the international olympic committee has urged sporting federations worldwide to exclude competitors from russia and belarus. in some sports, they have continued to take part as neutrals. the sights and scenes of wimbledon are known the world over. thus its decisions will generate global reactions. russia has already called any ban unacceptable. some tennis authorities are also likely to be unhappy. but even here, there is no roof to exclude the events of the wider world. joe wilson, bbc news. in the past 30 minutes the atp have released a statement criticising the decision. they say...
manchester city can return to the top of the premier league if they win against brighton tonight. there's a packed schedule of premier league fixtures with chelsea, everton and newcastle all in action. chelsea host arsenal in a london derby. pep guardiola says they won't have it easy tonight. they don't need to win at arsenal, sports is a good aim they don't need to discredit for the ethics pastime playing so the opinion i have of them, with him is i have a lot of admiration for a team like them, how they play, the way they play, the results they of god. yeah, good test for us. euro 2022 organisers have defended using manchester city's academy stadium as a venue
after criticism by iceland's sara bjork gunnarsdottir. speaking on a podcast gunnarsdottir said using a "training ground" — which will host two iceland games injuly — was "disrespectful". eight euro 2022 matches have already sold out, and organisers today have said "we believe that the right mix of stadiums has been chosen to provide the tournament with a platform to fulfil its potential." boxing management company mtk global have announced they are to cease operations in light of the us government's sanctions on founder daniel kinahan. kinahan, who left the mtk in 2017, was last week hit with global financial sanctions by the united states government. the news comes after former mtk president and ceo bob yalen resigned on tuesday morning. in a statement released on twitter, mtk global said...
the world snooker championships continue at the crucible theatre in sheffield this afternoon. and jack lisowski currently leads matthew stevens 9 frames to 8, with the winner of this match going on to play neil robertson. 0n table one, 2019 world snooker championjudd trump is leading hossein vafaei a frames to 3. there are live updates on the bbc two website and bbc sport website if you want to keep up with those. before i go, legendary west indies all—rounder kieron pollard has called time on his international career. more in an hour. will get a little more reaction to that wimbledon decision will get a little more reaction to that
wimbledon is banning russian and belarussian tennis players from this summer's tournament because of the war in the ukraine. and broadcaster qasa alom will be at the tournament for the bbc this summer, and hejoins me now. what's been the reaction in the tennis world to this decision by wimbledon? this tennis world to this decision by wimbledon?— tennis world to this decision by wimbledon? ~ , , ., ., ., tennis world to this decision by wimbledon? ~ , ., ., ., wimbledon? as you can tell, a lot of anuer wimbledon? as you can tell, a lot of anger from — wimbledon? as you can tell, a lot of anger from the _ wimbledon? as you can tell, a lot of anger from the atp. _ wimbledon? as you can tell, a lot of anger from the atp. in _ wimbledon? as you can tell, a lot of anger from the atp. in the - wimbledon? as you can tell, a lot of anger from the atp. in the public . anger from the atp. in the public statement there i'll read a little bit more, saying wimbledon is decision is unfair, it has the potential to set a damaging precedent for the game as well. it is something that is quite intriguing because it's notjust wimbledon which is a slam, also there's been a decision from the lta, tournament such as queens which is also part of the atp tour. therefore there is a proper conflict of interest they are for be something that is look at a little bit further. there is a little bit
of heat between the atp and also the lta and wimbledon in that situation. can we get to the bottom of why we think wimbledon is made this decision? we know that satisfies another sports people from russia and belorussia have been able to compete under a neutral flag. wimbledon response the chair of the all england club basically said we recognise it's a hard decision for the individuals affected. but effectively it was a tough decision to make but is one bait made looking at the uk government guidance. i think part of it also has to do with the fact that it is also in event where we have the royal family attending in the royal box high—profile members, huge tennis fans. could be a situation, difficult situation where we see them cheering, maybe even given a trophy from a player from russia them cheering, maybe even given a trophy from a playerfrom russia or belarus that is also a situation
thatis belarus that is also a situation that is quite difficult. it's not the first time we've seen sport and politic in tennis mix like this. earlier in the novak djokovic on the australian open, we know what happened there. novak djokovic won the australian open countless time but shows when it comes to these grand slam tournaments the tournaments themselves like the australian open will make difficult decisions. because to them sport is bigger than any individual. when we look at it from wimbledon point of view and also the point of view here it is also something they probably looked at and thought no individual is bigger than the game. therefore we want to ensure that there isn't any controversy. we want to ensure that there isn't any controversy-— the news a few moments ago that a report into the killing of cinematographer hayna hutchinson on the side of the movie rust last year
has found that the production company knew that firearm safety procedures were not being followed onset. demonstrated plain indifference to employee safety. i mean, it's really damning, this report which is been done by the new mexico environment department. rust movie productions the company behind the films the has been given a fine. i did and how much it was in now we do. it's 136,000 us i did and how much it was in now we do. it's136,000 us dollars. that's 136,000 us dollars. in pounds that's £1a0,000 that is the maximum allowable by state law in mexico. it comes after six months investigation. magnitude was killed on the set after a prop gun that was handed to alec baldwin was discharged. the director was also wounded in the shooting. this report
new says plain indifference to employees safety by failing to review the work practices and take corrective action. it's a big day in the battle to be the next french president. current leader emmanual macron will go face to face in a tv debate with rival marine le pen. millions of people are expected to watch the le duel ahead of sunday's vote. 0ur europe correspondent jess parker is in reims. iam in i am in northern france. in the champagne region. it's quite interesting. the city here it solves, in the first round supported an emmanuel macron but it was actually marine le pen who came first in the wider county area. many people here, many people across france watching the debate tonight. i think is 16.a million watch it in
2017 seen eight 2017. it was bruising for marine le pen. what kind of things — bruising for marine le pen. what kind of things are _ bruising for marine le pen. what kind of things are going - bruising for marine le pen. what kind of things are going to come up? we know that cost—of—living is going to be an issue and not something that marine le pen has made a centrepiece of her campaign. especially in the initial phases of campaigning when emmanuel macron was accused of being absent for the cost of living in an issue of the united kingdom but an issue here very much and friends as well. that something she really has owned for the attic macron will also probably want to push on international issues. the french and european response to the russian invasion of ukraine. i think that's very likely to come up. because marine le pen has been highly criticised for pass, and she's made, appearing to praise the politics of vladimir putin before the russian invasion. she visited him when a presidential entity in 2017, or party as well received a
loan from a russian bank in 201a. she tried to downplay those lines, she has criticised the invasion for the wall just she has criticised the invasion for the walljust be friends people watching to nights i think a lot of people in the eu who will in brussels be nervous of a marine le pen presidency. she's previously advocated for having a referendum for france to leave the eu and currency. she's off in the summer robert's eyes takes off notjust for france with the european union as well. ~ ., ., , france with the european union as well. . ., ., , ., well. who do the polls right now su: est is well. who do the polls right now suggest is going _ well. who do the polls right now suggest is going to _ well. who do the polls right now suggest is going to win - well. who do the polls right now suggest is going to win and - well. who do the polls right nowj suggest is going to win and does this tv debate had the chance you maybe change those poles? emmanuel macron has had — maybe change those poles? emmanuel macron has had pretty _ maybe change those poles? emmanuel macron has had pretty persistent - maybe change those poles? emmanuel macron has had pretty persistent and i macron has had pretty persistent and growing lead over the last few days with the pe certainly is out on top it's an error lead them what he had this time of the campaign last time around in 2017 when the two candidates faced each other. in that debate marine le pen was really seeking to do pretty badly. she herself admitted it'd a failure, she
appeared a bit muddled at times. she's actually been holed up a way, no one knows quite where for a couple of days you really try and prepare this time. she's going from low expectations, possibly quite likely to do better than she did last summer. but to the question of whether this is a decisive moment, i don't know if you could quite go that far, certainly an influential moment. you millions of friends voters are watching people are really trying to reach both emmanuel macron and marine le pen are undecided voters. voters who had art may be feeling apathetic, not interested in the selection, certainly plenty of people i've spoken to here and in paris a couple of weeks ago were pretty uninspired by the choice that was before them. but also crucially, people who voted for someone else, one of the other ten candidates in the first round, they will be trying to reach those voters as well.— johnny depp has taken
to the stand for a second day, in his civil defamation suit against his ex—wife amber heard in virginia. the actor, who is suing heard for 50 million dollars, rejected claims that he had physically and sexually abused his ex—wife. depp lost his libel case against the publishers of the sun newspaper in 2020 — with a high courtjudge ruling that a headline calling the actor a "wife—beater" was "substa ntially true". he's been talking about his turbulent relationship with miss heard in court today. some people search for weaknesses in people, sensitivities, and when you have told people your life and what you have lived through, what you have been through, just as happens in relationships, the more that became ammunition for ms heard to either verbally decimate me,
or to send me into a kind of tailspin of confusion and depression. the number of netflix subscribers has fallen for the first time in ten years. two—hundred thousand customers cancelled their subscriptions in the first three months of this year. it's reported the company has around 220 million customers globally. netflix blamed the drop on increased competition, & its decision to suspend its service in russia, following the invasion of ukraine. the streaming giant estimates more than 100 million households are breaking its rules by sharing passwords.
nutritional sciences at adam brooks hospital have shown that treating the gut with a blend of friendly bacteria help with the symptoms they published a second study showing plant —based supplements can further reduce costs a nd costs and tiredness. this report is from our health correspondant nikki fox. good girl. matt is a paramedic with the east of england ambulance service. for two years, he has lived with covid symptoms. in december 2020, the delta variant swept through the community and his team. he was hospitalised with covid pneumonia. there was a three beds around me, and the gentleman had died literally on the same night. we wake up in the morning and three of them are dead, that is half the ward.
there are six of us in the room and three went in the same night. after being placed on oxygen, matt's condition did improve. but he suffered flare—ups and was bedbound for years. ——days. i haven't been able to work for 1a months. there is no way i could go and do cpr on a patient when i can't get up the stairs. he is taking beta—blockers, but it is the pain and fatigue that scientists at addenbrooke's hospital have managed to reduce in severity. and they are doing it with this plan based supplement. it works alongside this capsule made from healthy bacteria. in the capsule, we concentrated natural substances which were available in common foods we see in front of us. within the grape and the pomegranate. it helps to reduce fatigue, reduce cough, and some of them, even particularly chamomile,
have anti—viral properties. it did reduce symptoms of long covid by at least threefold. matt found out about the supplements after one of his group spotted the article. he has been taking them for a month and is finally back to work three days a week. the difference was off the charts. ijust felt so much more energy. the brain fog had cleared. i took my caravan away. i was doing 20,000 steps a day. before, if i did three or a,000 steps, i would be in bed for a few days suffering with sheer exhaustion. a natural plant —based solution that isn't a cure but is helping those like matt recover quicker. bbc look east. hundreds of fans have been paying their respects at the funeral of the wanted singer, tom parker. he died from brain cancer last month at the age of 33. alice bhandhukravi reports
from south east london. a horse—drawn carriage carried the coffin of tom parker through the town, followed by the funeral cortege. friends, family and fans who lined the procession clapping as the coffin passed. hundreds of fans and admirers of tom parker are standing outside. they are broadcasting the funeral with screens outside, and it's been a very emotional atmosphere. people have been crying, listening to some of the speeches. one of tom's bandmates spoke at the funeral. he will always remember his laugh, that tom parker has left us far too early, and the heartbreak shared here today is a credit to him. he ended his speech with the words, "rest easy, mate. " of course, tom parker from the wanted diagnosed with this aggressive brain cancerjust
18 months ago. in the last 18 months, he has packed a lot in. he threw himself into a publicity campaign to raise awareness of the condition, as well as writing a book, amongst other things. really, there is huge sadness in this town today for the funeral of this 33—year—old much loved member of the community, and much loved musician. music can be a real comfort for people living with dementia, and now a new report underlines how melody can improve the lives a report published today showing house singing and music improve health and well—being. 0ne house singing and music improve health and well—being. one group dimension choir, greg satchell has been talking to them.
choir sing. the dementia choir, at a hotel in london last night to launch a major new report on the therapeutic power of music. # touching hands. there isjoy and life in every face. mick is 5a, he was diagnosed without time is three years ago. # sweet caroline. music, i think it's a really good thing to do. i think it's a great thing to do, to get things up and running. # sweet caroline. he loves singing. he can't remember, like we said, what he has had for breakfast, but he can remember words to a song from the 1970s that he's not heard for a long time. some of the choir can't speak at all, can't even converse, but they can sing.
if it wasn't for the choir, i don't think he'd be here today. also at the event last night, actress vicky mcclure, who set up the choir as part of a bbc programme. vicky's grandmother had dementia. music was a huge comfort. throughout the time with my nana, my mum discovered that singing, whether it was a nursery rhyme or a song that she might know, it was a way of her connecting with us and us being able to communicate, because at that point she had stopped being able to speak. so the music became a massively powerful tool. i think you're the first person ever to have this particular test. so i'm unique, am i? yeah? well, we already knew that anyway! nottingham university — mick and other members of the choir had a series of brain scans to show the impact music can have on people with dementia. today's report brings together powerful evidence to show music is an effective therapy.
we know that it does something to the brain, but what has happened now with dementia, and the signs that we've started to look into, is that it actually scientifically does something to the brain, so it hits a certain part of the brain that makes you feel pleased, or hits a certain emotion. so that's scientific evidence that it is working. paul comes alive at the piano. his tune was taken up by the bbc philharmonic orchestra and was released as a single. it's raised more than £1 million for charity and is helping to fund music therapy sessions in care homes. sessions like this, residents come alive, the mood brightened, their memories
reawakened. today's report from the music industry and the charity music but dementia is calling for music to become a key part for the way the illness is treated. we have this amazing tool at our fingertips that we are not using anywhere near as much as we could be to support people's health and well—being. we've got music positioned as a key public tool and it's an absolute necessity and it's embedded in social and health care practice. # sweet caroline. that call is aimed at the dimension choin _ that call is aimed at the dimension choin |_ that call is aimed at the dimension choir. ., ., , _ , ,., choir. i want to see it in system so when you get _ choir. i want to see it in system so when you get a — choir. i want to see it in system so when you get a diagnosis - choir. i want to see it in system so when you get a diagnosis it is - when you get a diagnosis it is immediately given to you as something that will help. so much power in something that you just wouldn't think is as powerful as it is but it is because i see it every time i'm with the choir.
the dementia choir and their families know at first hand the transformative power of music. they now want everyone with dementia to get the same health. graham satchell, bbc news. applause and cheering. now it's time for a loook at the weather. he is chris. there he is. we are looking at the weather picture today, most of us have had a lovely day with plenty of sunshine around. and it's been warm for the time of year in the sunshine, temperatures widely between 16 and 19 celsius, the top temperature 19 and the bournemouth area of dorset. using the of today's sunshine, really want exception and that's with the slow cloud that's developed and come in across the particularly east coast of scotland. with that through the afternoon not only was a
grey and misty, temperatures this afternoon were only around seven celsius for the overnight that low cloud is going to hang around for quite a long time but some missed and fog patches. 0therwise these guys stay clear. temperatures slowly drift down to around three or four celsius in the north, sixes and sevens a little further south. looking at the weather picture over the next couple of days, weather is going to be dominated by high—pressure to the north, we are gonna start to develop some fairly brisk usually wins. and those winds blow across the chilly waters of the north sea will start to bring some slightly cooler weather to eastern areas of scotland and eastern england. tomorrow should be another lovely day for most of us with plenty of sunshine. perhaps one or two areas of low cloud and mist coming off the north sea. if you're unlucky. for most it's dry and sunny once again. and the rest of the sanch are the highest temperatures towards the south and west of the uk about 17 in liverpool and 18 for
london. the eastern coast of scotland and england are starting to cool off a little bit. for those of you sensitive to pollen in this time of year we have high levels of tree pollen. you might find things being a little bit on the sneezy side for friday we start to get some slightly stronger east, north easterly winds. those winds will have an effect on the temperatures and they'll be a bit more cloud around, perhaps thick enough to given patch of light rain but not amounting to much. most of you having a dry day. the rest of the sanch are likely to be across northwestern areas of the uk that is what will see the highest temperatures, 15 or 16 but eastern coast certainly feeling cooler, 11 or 12. this weekend low pressure is pretty close to the south. that may get close enough to give us an odd patch of rain across southern areas for the outside chance of rain coming into the east over the weekend but at the moment it looks like most of that will stay away. it should be largely fine but some sunny spells and temperatures in the warm response into the high teens. that's your weather.
at six, ukraine offers to swap russian prisoners of war for civilians and troops trapped in the besieged city of mariupol. hundreds of people are trapped here, in a vast steelworks in the port city which has been shelled relentlessly for weeks. translation: we are probably. facing our last days, if not hours. the enemy is outnumbering us 10—1. they have advantage in the air, in artillery, in their forces on land, in equipment and in tanks. russia says it's conducted its first test flight of a new missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads, as president putin tells those who threaten russia to think twice. we'll have the latest on its significance from moscow. also tonight: the prime minister ignores labour