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today at six... the head of the united nations comes to ukraine to see for himself the price paid by civilians during the russian invasion. antonio guterres was shown a mass grave and heard first—hand about atrocities committed by russian troops. the war is an obscenity in the 21st century. the war is evil. the foreign office in london confirms the death in ukraine of a british volunteer fighter named as scott sibley. another briton is missing. a damning report on the norfolk and suffolk foundation trust. mental health patients like abigail henry were let down
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when they were at their most vulnerable. the trust is rated inadequate. she is still bouncing from crisis to crisis and i don't know if we just have to try and manage it because there isn't any support. some men in parliament behave like animals — the verdict from a cabinet minister after allegations that an mp watched porn next to female colleague. porn next to a female colleague. sainsbury�*s doubles its profits but says it won't last. customers are watching every penny as the cost of living crisis bites. brilliant with a bat and a ball, but can ben stokes bring his special brand of magic to his newjob as test captain? and coming up on the bbc news channel... the europa league semi—finals get under way. west ham and rangers are in action against german opposition. the scottish champions are in leipzig for their first leg tie later.
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good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six, from the ukrainian capital kyiv. the united nations secretary general antonio guterres came here today to see for himself some of the places near this city where there have been alleged war crimes by russian troops. it was his first visit to this country since the conflict began more than two months ago. he described the war here as evil and urged moscow to co—operate with war crimes investigations by the international criminal court. mr guterres visited borodyanka, irpin, and bucha, towns north west of here, which saw huge destruction and many civilian deaths during russia's recent offensive.
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our correspondent sarah rainsford travelled with the secretary—general and has this report, which contains some images which contains some details you might find upsetting. the destruction on the edge of kyiv is breathtaking. in irpin, russia's war has left ruin everywhere you turn. ukraine wanted the united nations secretary general to see that with his own eyes. and to hear of the families under fire in their own homes. antonio guterres was taken to bucha, too, a name that is now synonymous with massacre. when russian troops occupied this town, locals dug a mass grave in the churchyard for civilians shot in the streets. mr guterres called war evil and absurd. i am glad that the international criminal court is seizing
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the situation, that the prosecutor's office was already here. i fully support the international criminal court and i appeal to the russian federation to accept to cooperate. but russia already denies responsibility for any of this. the morgue in bucha is still receiving bodies exhumed from shallow graves, ever more evidence of war crimes. some of the dead are just numbers for now, still waiting to be identified. and people are still searching databases for their loved ones a month after russian forces suddenly withdrew. gregori just found his son. he tells me vladimir was shot then burned, only his bones are left to bury. at the town's cemetery, ludmilla described how her husband was killed with a single shot
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to the head. she still has his hat with the bullet holes. valieri had just come out of their bomb shelter to make a phone call. at last, ludmilla can give him a proper burial. in the graveyard, not their garden. in bucha alone, more than 400 civilians were killed. translation: they should be prosecuted, they have to be. l but who knows? putin should be first, and his band of war criminals. this has happened because no—one punished russia sooner, and russia corrupted the whole world with its oil and its money. there are already so many personal tragedies in ukraine. in a war that russia launched and shows no sign
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it is ready to stop. sarah rainsford, bbc news, bucha. the british foreign office says a british man has been killed in ukraine and another is missing. the man who's died has been named as scott sibley. let's go live to the foreign office in central london, and speak to our diplomatic correspondent james landale. what do we know, james? well, ben, this is the first time since the russian invasion that it has been confirmed that a briton has died in ukraine. the foreign office said one british national had died and was supporting the family. officials would not confirm the identity of the individual, but sources in ukraine have named him as a scott sibley, understood to be a former member of the british armed forces, possibly the army logistics support squadron. certainly, there have been tributes paid to him online, and a fundraising page has been set up in his memory. the
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foreign office also said that a second british national was missing and they were urgently seeking information about that individual. diplomats said that it was likely that these two individuals were part of the large group of foreigners who have come to ukraine to support ukrainian armed forces, and likely to have been fighting in the donbas, possibly even in mariupol. there had been reports before that a british national had died but they had always been unconfirmed. this is the first time that the death of a british national fighting there first time that the death of a british nationalfighting there has been confirmed. british national fighting there has been confirmed.— british national fighting there has been confirmed. james, thank you very much- — that's it from me, but i'll have an extended live interview after this programme on the bbc news channel with the un secretary general, and you can follow all the latest developments in the war online at or the bbc news app, including news that us president joe biden is proposing a $33 billion
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aid package for ukraine. from me and the team here in kyiv, it's over to you, george, in the studio. more than 100 deaths were unexpected and were potentially avoidable over a two—year period at the norfolk and suffolk nhs foundation trust. that's the conclusion of the health watchdog, the care quality commission, after its latest inspection. it rated the trust inadequate. our health correspondent sophie hutchinson has been talking to the families of those failed by what is now england's worst performing mental health trust. abigail henry loves performing in the privacy of her own bedroom. but she struggles with her mental health and has attempted suicide many times. it's got to be about 15 times that her life has seriously been in danger. her mother says things got worse
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when the mental health trust stopped the support she was getting in the community. then last year abigail was rushed to hospital after an overdose but rather than being treated in a psychiatric unit she ended up being sedated in intensive care. there was not any beds available locally and so they kept her under sedation for six days because that was the only safe place to keep her. abigail's care comes under the norfolk and suffolk mental health trust, the worst performing trust in the country. today, hospital inspectors rated it inadequate once again. they found that care on the psychiatric ward for children and young people had deteriorated so severely it had to be closed to new admissions. support in the community for children and young people and adults was inadequate. and crisis care was so poor
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it was putting patients at risk. i continue to apologise for people who have not got the service they want. that is not the reason why any of us come into work every day. i don't want to put forward excuses of why that is the case. i want to focus on what we need to do now to make this better so people get the services they are entitled to. this is the fourth time in eight years that the norfolk and suffolk trust has been rated inadequate. time and time again efforts to improve care have failed. there are now undoubtedly big questions for ministers to keep putting patients at risk. one local mp has now called on the government to take
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while he was sitting next to a female colleague. today the attorney general for england and wales, a senior member of the government, said a small minority of men in parliament behave like animals —
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those were her words. that alleged incident and allegations of others have raised questions about the culture in parliament. here's our political correspondent chris mason. parliament is being renovated, but what about the culture inside? does that need modernising, too? today, a cabinet minister told us about some of the men she works with. there are some bad apples _ of the men she works with. there are some bad apples who _ of the men she works with. there are some bad apples who are _ of the men she works with. there are some bad apples who are out - of the men she works with. there are some bad apples who are out of- of the men she works with. there are | some bad apples who are out of order who behave like animals and are bringing parliament into distribute, to be honest, so i don't think we should be saying there is a pervasive culture, that's not my experience, there are certain individuals who are behaving in an unacceptable way. the individuals who are behaving in an unacceptable way.— individuals who are behaving in an unacceptable way. the prime minister added it was — unacceptable way. the prime minister added it was obviously _ unacceptable way. the prime minister added it was obviously unacceptable l added it was obviously unacceptable for an mp to watch pornography while here in the house of commons. the claim made by a minister about a fellow unnamed conservative mp. the government is now suggesting that it is investigated by parliament's
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independent complaints process. labour say... independent complaints process. laboursay... i independent complaints process. labour say... i think it is very good that we've got an independent system and obviously that requires anonymity. this is an unusual case because the tory party knows who this individual is. i think that they should deal with it and deal with it sooner rather than later and take appropriate action.— take appropriate action. listers have promised _ take appropriate action. listers have promised appropriate - take appropriate action. listers l have promised appropriate action once an investigation is finished. let's be balanta, this is a strange workplace. who is an mp�*s boss? —— let's be blunt. ultimately it is you, voters. but what does that mean between elections? current complaints system was set up four years ago following criticisms about how claims of sexual harassment by mps were dealt with their need to bring people to account, we need to protect staff and other memos of parliament so they have an independent complaints process, but it needs to be seen to operate at pace. and yes, loads of people here
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say investigations take ages, denying alleged victims and perpetrators answers and justice. and there's a rubber or the point here, that the reputation of politics is dragged into the gutter. —— a broader point. scotland's first minister said that has consequences. we will rue the day we make it more difficult and less attractive for women to come forward for election to public office, it is time to draw a line in the sand and it is time for men, not all men are misogynists, but saw no comes from men, and it is time for them to change. a for plenty, that change is not happening anywhere near fast enough. not happening anywhere near fast enou:h. , “ , ., enough. chris mason, bbc news, at westminster- _ the labour mp liam byrne is to be suspended from the commons for two days for bullying a member of staff. an investigation found the ex—cabinet minister had ostracised a former assistant after a minor argument. mr byrne said he had apologised and was "profoundly sorry". post—brexit checks due to be introduced injuly on imported food and fresh products from the european union
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have been dropped. instead, new border import controls will be established by the end of next year. the government says the move will reduce the risk of disruption at ports. our economics editor faisal islam joins me now. interesting this, is this a question of practicality, pragmatism or a policy change? the of practicality, pragmatism or a policy change?— policy change? the brexit deal prioritised _ policy change? the brexit deal prioritised independence - policy change? the brexit deal prioritised independence for. policy change? the brexit deal| prioritised independence for uk policy change? the brexit deal- prioritised independence for uk over rules and standards and immigration policy, and the result of that was a more distant trade relationship with europe. the european union applied the extra red tape and paperwork and checks that comes with this new arrangement on day one. injanuary of last year. and that is applied to uk exporters. this is about eu imports into the uk. they have been delayed three times and today effectively we had a further delay of at least a year—and—a—half, but the government hopes that by then we
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will have in place of digitised world trade border with the entire globe which will mean effectively it doesn't have to be in place at all. so that's the sort of positive motivation for it. the more concerning motivation is about the cost of living crisis. the government didn't want to put this in place at the time when there is a ready supply chain challenges and rising prices, and they felt that this would add to this an act of self harm, said jacob rees—mogg. so the supermarkets are happy, the chambers of commerce are happy too, but the ports say they have spent tens of millions of pounds trying to build facilities that are a white element and some exporters now face checks on their exports and no equivalent cheques for their competitors on their imports. thank ou ve competitors on their imports. thank you very much- _ our top story this evening. the head of the united nations antonio guterres comes to see for
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himself the price paid by civilians during the russian invasion. i'm still to come, in northern ireland is there a new middle ground thatis ireland is there a new middle ground that is no longer obsessed by old political and cultural identities? coming up in sportsday on the bbc news channel... ben stokes says he's excited for the job ahead after being named england's permanant test cricket captain. he takes over from joe root, and will lead the side against new zealand injune. the uk's second biggest supermarket chain is warning of tougher times ahead for its customers, even as it's just posted a big recovery in profits. they've more than doubled thanks to the pandemic, but — as every shopper knows — it's been followed by rising costs and a massive squeeze on household budgets. sainsburys' profits rose to £730 million for the 12 months to march this year. that's an increase of more than £350 million from a year earlier.
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but bosses expect profits to be lower in the next 12 months and say customers are "watching every penny". in fact, research suggests the average household food bill could increase by £271 a year. our business correspondent emma simpson has more details. prices are rising everywhere in the supermarket aisles but there is a battle to keep them as low as possible on everyday essentials. it's an unprecedented time. the boss of sainsbury says it's not easy at the moment. the cost of fuel is going up. the cost of fertilizer to grow and produce food is going up and the cost of labour is going up. and so against the backdrop of a lot of cost pressure, cost inflation, we are working really hard to make sure we keep our prices down, and we are doing that by making savings elsewhere in our company so we can refocus that back in to being the best value it can be for customers. are you doing enough?
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there's always more we push ourselves to do. this is a very competitive market. we expect profits to be lower than last year as we invest more to be even better value. food price inflation has not been this high since at least a decade. back then, the big four supermarkets put their prices up too much allowing aldi and lidl to steal customers. this time around, they cannot afford these discounters and other value chains to eat their lunch, but they are facing cost pressures like never before. the company behind these well—known brands has already raised prices by more than 8%. and warned today more hikes are on the way. unilever are one of the biggest businesses in the world that make consumer goods, the things we use every day. they can usually control pricing and at the moment they are saying they can't. if they can't control the price increase coming from around the world, what does that mean
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for smaller businesses and other organisations that make the products we buy every week? in coventry, shoppers are anxious about prices. i have not at the moment had to go to a food bank, but there is that possibility. i'm on benefits. it's a struggle. it's a worry. it is what it is. you have to eat. it's expensive but i have to do it. the pressure is on, and for retailers the big question is how much inflation they can absorb and how much they have to pass on. emma simpson, bbc news. in northern ireland, voters go to the polls a week today for elections to the stormont assembly. these political campaigns are largely characterised as a battle between unionism and nationalism. in other words, the biggest parties are defined by whether or not they support remaining part of the uk, or becoming a united ireland. but while the divide over british or irish identity is still very apparent, our correspondent emma vardy has found that there is also a growing middle ground.
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every band is unique and every band wants their own trousers, hat, jacket. soon, many streets will echo with the sound most symbolic of northern ireland's unionist heartlands. my father was a drummer and his father was a drummer. the hundreds of marching bands represent a distinct image of british identity here. it's not to offend. it keeps a lot of children off the streets because they're being taught an instrument. for a large section of voters, views over northern ireland's future within the union still has the biggest impact over the way they vote. do you think people make judgements about someone's identity here quite quickly? it's the only country in the world where people are interested in whether you're protestant or catholic in the first five minutes of meeting you. expressions of britishness are more prominent here than anywhere else in the uk.
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because there's people wanting to take that away from us. - we feel threatened. northern ireland could be about to experience a pivotal moment. the polls are indicating that, for the first time, a nationalist party could become the largest party at stormont. in nationalist communities, there is a high level of participation and pride in gaelic sports. we feel it is very much as part of our culture and our heritage that encompasses so much because you have sports, but you also have the the irish language, the irish culture. while the top jobs at stormont are decided on whether a unionist or nationalist party wins the most seats, in recent years an increasing number of votes have gone to parties which don't align themselves as either. i think there's a new generation of people coming through, and theyjust want the best for their kids. all my children played here, but would i call them -
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nationalist? less so than me. and, you know, my nationalists were probably a lot less - so than my parents. if we see this nationalist victory, does that make a border poll more likely? i don't think it's inevitable. probably put more political pressure on them to call it. i'm a wee protestant from east belfast. for younger voters, the old divisions are far less clear. and on northern ireland's growing comedy scene for william thomson, a performer with cerebral palsy, there's plenty of material. so here is my actual opinion on a united ireland. whoever has the best dla, i'm on your side. i think it's changed because we would integrate a lot more than the previous generation would. but smaller parties argue there's only limited influence the emerging centre ground can have if mandatory power—sharing between unionists and nationalists continues to exist. you are, whether you like it or not, sort of grouped into one or the otherfrom birth. is there a new identity which is neither british nor purely irish but northern irish? i think for a lot of people
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there is, definitely, but it doesn't feel like that's reflected in stormont. next week's elections will determine whether a unionist or nationalist takes the first minister's job. but it will also be an important test of how many voters turn away from this traditional divide. emma vardy, bbc news. the democratic unionist party has published its manifesto for the northern ireland assembly election next week. polls suggest it could lose its position as the largest party at stormont, and be replaced by sinn fein. but the dup leader sirjeffrey donaldson said he was confident as he reiterated his party's call for the post—brexit trade border with great britain to be removed. the government know that for stormont to work the irish sea border needs to be removed. it's increasingly clear that the government has accepted this analysis. sirjeffrey donaldson there.
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the prince of wales and duchess of cornwall have visited the bbc�*s headquarters to mark the 90th anniversary of the world service. prince charles expressed admiration forjournalists covering wars in ukraine and afghanistan, saying it was important the public had the impartial truth from conflict zones. ben stokes has been named as the new captain of the england men's cricket team. he succeedsjoe root and becomes the team's 81st captain. the all—rounder said it was an honour to be given the chance to lead the team. so, can he maintain his often explosive talents with the pressures of being a captain? here's our sports editor dan roan. he is the talismanic figure that england cricket has come to rely on, but as well as being expected to star with both bat and ball ben stokes has now been tasked with leading the ailing test team's revival. the man who appointed him telling me today why the all—rounder was the obvious choice as captain. i know there's a lot being said about, well, he's the only one.
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if you had lots and lots of leaders in that dressing room, ben stokes would still be the best person to do it because he's got a great cricket brain, in my opinion. he's got the respect of the dressing room. he has been a leader in that for the last however long he's been in it. stokes, who will always be remembered for heroic innings in both the ashes and the world cup final of 2019, said he was honoured to succeed his friend joe root. but his journey to the captaincy has not been smooth. there was his trial, cleared of affray in 2018 after a brawl outside a bristol nightclub. and less than a year ago, he stepped away from the game for mental health reasons. so is adding the burden of leadership a risk? that compromise, do you take the flair out of the man by making him captain? the worry is potentially, as people are right to point out, that if you add extra responsibilities on top of everything else they're expected to do, is it going to be just a step too far? but someone has to do it. it's a big, big role. it always has been. and you need broad shoulders to cope with it.
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and when england have elevated their legendary all—rounders of the past, they've struggled. neither ian botham nor andrew flintoff succeeding as captains of their country. it's a sign of england's decline in test cricket that in truth they had very little choice but to appoint ben stokes, given he's one of the few players now guaranteed a place in the side. and after a dismal run of four consecutive series defeats, he has just five weeks before leading his side out here at lord's in the first test of the summer against new zealand. the only thing he has to do is go out there and perform like he can, and lead england forward into the next era. and we've got to make sure we're managing everything else around him so it works. you get into these jobs so you can try and win a few games of cricket, drive english cricket forward. they have had probably the hardest time english cricket's ever had in terms of managing people. we need to take test cricket back up there and have one of the great eras of english cricket. having appointed their captain, england must now decide on a new coach to work alongside stokes, and try to revive the fortunes of a test
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team desperately in need of a new direction. dan roan, bbc news, lord's. time for a look at the weather. here's stav da naos. thank you very much. good evening to you. it's been a cloudy day today, we have had high pressure sitting overhead, very light winds so nothing really to move the cloud along, but as we head through the night we will see the clouds drifting away eastwards, becoming confined to eastern england, maybe be north—east scotland. the showers there will fizzle out. then where there will fizzle out. then where the sky is clear it will turn quite chilly with a touch of frost in southern scotland, northern england and northern ireland, perhaps even in sheltered parts of mid wales and south—west england too. but tomorrow looks brighter and we should start off with lots of sunshine around for many of us. maybe the chance of a shower, most of the showers i think will be across north and central scotland, but it is there we will see the best of the temperature at
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17 degrees, elsewhere low to mid teens but feeling pleasant because there's more sunshine around. the bank holiday weekend upon us and there will be some rain around would you believe? it will be raining for a time for some of us as we head into this weekend. a reversal of fortunes across the country, on saturday high pressure brings more sunshine for england and wales so very pleasant conditions for part one of the weekend, but much wetter in northern ireland and much of scotland. some very useful rain at that. cooler where we have the rain in the north, quite warm across england and wales with the sunshine. on saturday night the rain eases as it moves southwards, but it will drift into wards england and wales for the first part of sunday and hang around into sunday, whereas further north it should turn drier with some sunshine around, so it is a reversal of fortunes. cloudy, damp, some drizzle in the south which will affect the temperatures, mid teens at best. you could see high teens further north, back to
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you, george. thank you very much. that's all from the bbc news at six so it's goodbye from me and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc�*s news teams where you are. good evening. here's your latest sports news. rangers and west ham are in semifinal action for the europa league this evening. more on the scottish champions in a moment, but west ham are at home for theirfirst leg tie against eintracht frankfurt later. their opponents knocked out barcelona in the last round. west ham got the better of lyon. for david moyes, getting the fans on board since taking charge has been part of the challenge, but he says he's grateful for the support. i think ithinka i think a lot of them at the start thought this maybe is not quite going to go the way we think, but we have said this is the way it's going to go and this is what we are doing. the positive we are going to change
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