released from a steel plant in the besieged ukrainian city of mariupol, where they've been trapped for many weeks in apalling conditions. hundreds of others are still trapped there, along with ukrainian troops still holding out against russian forces. joe inwood has sent this report. there is no doubt this is a breakthrough, albeit a small one. these shots were released by the russian ministry of defence and claim to show the first group of civilians to leave the azovstal steelworks. they have been trapped there for weeks, alongside the last ukrainian forces in mariupol, in increasingly dire conditions. the exact number who left is disputed. the russians say 46 in two groups. they were seen this morning arriving at a village near the russian border. it is claimed they are being processed by separatist, although accompanied by un and red cross staff.
the ukrainian deputy commander inside of the steelworks confirmed the ceasefire had held, but said more people needed evacuation. translation: i emphasise that we want to guarantee i the evacuation, notjust of civilians, but also our wounded servicemen, who require urgent medical attention. meanwhile, one of the most senior us politicians was in kyiv. nancy pelosi's visit was signalling notjust america's increased financial commitment to ukraine, but also, increasing diplomatic support. we believe that we are visiting you to say thank you for your fight for freedom, that we are on a frontier of freedom and that your fight is a fight for everyone. and so, our commitment is to be there for you until the fight is done. but nancy pelosi wasn't the only high—profile american visitor this weekend. the actress, activist and un envoy angelina jolie has been here in lviv. she visited the railway station, where she met children displaced by the conflict. you're so cute. and the numbers forced from their homes are
increasing all the time. it is now thought 13 million people have been displaced by the conflict. there is no sign of that situation improving any time soon. these ukrainian forces are heading to the front lines of the donbas. that is where, last night, president zelensky said russia was massing its forces ahead of an expected push. with many civilians still in their path, it will notjust be soldiers who will pay with their lives. joe inwood, bbc news, lviv. the speaker of the house of commons, sir lindsay hoyle, has called for a radical review of working practices, following a series of sexual misconduct and bullying claims about politicians. yesterday, the conservative mp neil parish resigned after admitting he'd watched porn in parliament. the business secretary kwasi kwarteng has denied there is a culture of misogyny at westminster. our political correspondent helen catt reports.
it is the admission that shocked westminster. an mp watched porn in the commons chamber. what westminster. an mp watched porn in the commons chamber.— westminster. an mp watched porn in the commons chamber. what was going throu . h the commons chamber. what was going throu~h our the commons chamber. what was going through your mind? _ the commons chamber. what was going through your mind? a _ the commons chamber. what was going through your mind? a moment - the commons chamber. what was going through your mind? a moment of- through your mind? a moment of madness. neil— through your mind? a moment of madness. neil parish's _ through your mind? a moment of| madness. neil parish's resignation is, the end — madness. neil parish's resignation is. the end of— madness. neil parish's resignation is, the end of a _ madness. neil parish's resignation is, the end of a grim _ madness. neil parish's resignation is, the end of a grim week - madness. neil parish's resignation is, the end of a grim week for - is, the end of a grim week for parliament. it started with a backlash to an article about the labour deputy leader, angela rayner. later in the week, cabinet minister, anne—marie trevelyan, described how she was pinned to a wall by a male mp. it has raised fresh questions about the culture the commons. we have to about the culture the commons. - have to distinguish between some bad apples, people who behave badly, and the general environment. it is very similar to when people say, well there are a number of racist people in this country, so the whole country is racist. that does not follow. there are some bad apples, people who have acted very badly, they should be to account.- they should be to account. there have been _ they should be to account. there have been suggestions _ they should be to account. there have been suggestions a - they should be to account. there have been suggestions a mix - they should be to account. there have been suggestions a mix of. they should be to account. there have been suggestions a mix of long hours, pressure and on side bars is
in part to blame. last hours, pressure and on side bars is in part to blame-— in part to blame. last week in westminster _ in part to blame. last week in westminster we _ in part to blame. last week in westminster we were - in part to blame. last week in westminster we were voting l in part to blame. last week in | westminster we were voting at midnight. there was a gap in the day~ _ midnight. there was a gap in the day. many— midnight. there was a gap in the day. many of us had been to events which _ day. many of us had been to events which had _ day. many of us had been to events which had had alcohol ad and the bars are — which had had alcohol ad and the bars are open. we are social creatures _ bars are open. we are social creatures and we do a lot of work in those _ creatures and we do a lot of work in those bars — creatures and we do a lot of work in those bars as— creatures and we do a lot of work in those bars as well. i know that is not how — those bars as well. i know that is not how it — those bars as well. i know that is not how it is _ those bars as well. i know that is not how it is going to be portrayed but that— not how it is going to be portrayed but that -- — not how it is going to be portrayed but that —— but we do often sit down — but that —— but we do often sit down we _ but that —— but we do often sit down. we are talking about work in the work_ down. we are talking about work in the work day. down. we are talking about work in the work day-— the work day. westminster doesn't run like some _ the work day. westminster doesn't run like some other _ the work day. westminster doesn't run like some other workplaces. i the work day. westminster doesn't l run like some other workplaces. mps directly employ their staff, making it difficult for some to raise concerns. the speaker of the house of commons says they should be an urgent review. he is calling for a type of inquiry last used in 2008, to look into it. the type of inquiry last used in 2008, to look into it.— to look into it. the speaker wants to look into it. the speaker wants to ull to look into it. the speaker wants to pull parties _ to look into it. the speaker wants to pull parties together _ to look into it. the speaker wants to pull parties together did - to look into it. the speaker wants to pull parties together did what. to pull parties together did what else can be done. i am very happy to participate in that because we can't go on with these allegations coming out over and over again. the go on with these allegations coming out over and over again.— go on with these allegations coming out over and over again. the snp and the lib dems — out over and over again. the snp and the lib dems have _ out over and over again. the snp and the lib dems have confirmed - out over and over again. the snp and the lib dems have confirmed they - the lib dems have confirmed they will take part. parliament has been here before with allegations of poor behaviour. changes were made. but with any new attempt alter the
culture for good? helen catt, bbc news. people in scotland who test positive for covid or have mild symptoms will no longer need to self—isolate from this weekend. testing sites have now closed and contact tracing has ended. our scotland correspondent alexandra mackenzie is in glasgow for us now. is this a significant change in policy from government? it is this a significant change in policy from government? it is, yes. and it comes _ policy from government? it is, yes. and it comes at _ policy from government? it is, yes. and it comes at a _ policy from government? it is, yes. and it comes at a time _ policy from government? it is, yes. and it comes at a time when - policy from government? it is, yes. and it comes at a time when we - policy from government? it is, yes. | and it comes at a time when we see the number of people who have covid in scotland falling. that has been falling over the last five weeks. one in 25 people are thought to have the virus. this compares to one in 19 people last week. so from today we are seeing out a few changes. you will no longer have two self—isolate for a certain number of days and you will no longer be required to take a pcr test. now the new advices to
stay—at—home. that is why —— while you are feeling unwell. while you are having symptoms you think could be coronavirus. however, if you are 18 or younger, you don't need to stay—at—home if you have slight symptoms, like a sore throat or a runny nose. you can still go to school or college or work. testing for the general population also comes to an end from this weekend. we are seeing mass testing centres here being closed down. but testing for workers in higher risk environments, like hospitals, health and social workers, that will remain. we are seeing life in scotland are starting to come back to normal. but the advice is to wear face coverings in certain settings. and on friday, still there were more than 2000 new cases of covid. alexander mackenzie and glasgow. doctors in india are warning that the country's record—breaking heatwave is creating a health emergency.
temperatures have hit more than 44 degrees in some areas, after the hottest march recorded in more than 100 years. the prince of wales has urged people to protect the nation's ancient trees in honour of the queen's platinum jubilee this year. the initiative — called the queen's green canopy — has identified 70 areas across the uk where trees and woodlands need protection. some are 1,000 years old. history was made in the early hours of this morning as ireland's katie taylor retained her undisputed world lightweight boxing title at madison square garden in new york. she beat puerto rico's amanda serrano on points with a split decision victory. it's the first time two female fighters have headlined the iconic venue. our correspondent ade adedoyin was watching. and still the undisputed lightweight champion of the world... _
katie taylor retaining her world titles after a battling and bruising encounter. a career—defining performance and a defining night for the sport. serrano, all smiles on the way to the ring. taylor, calm and composed. but it didn't take long for things to heat up. both found the target early. then taylor decided to fight fire with fire in the fifth, and almost paid the price. the champion showing incredible reserves of courage to survive over the next two rounds. but in a fight of fluctuating fortunes, she rallied in the late rounds. the final few seconds of the bout, an incredible feat. a brilliant finish to a brilliant contest. a performance from both fighters that more than lived up to the occasion. this was billed as the biggest bout in women's boxing. and what a way to write their names in the history of this iconic venue. it was absolutely a special, special moment. the best night of my career, for sure. i wasn't sure if anything could
reach my olympic gold medal moment, but tonight was absolutely the best moment of my career. the fight lived up to the hype and there is already a clamourfor a rematch, possibly in ireland. this blockbuster bout the perfect showcase for the rise of women's boxing. ade adedoyin, bbc news, new york. you can see more on all of today's stories on the bbc news channel. the next news on bbc one is at 5.35pm. bye for now. a huge game in scotland right now as leaders celtic host rivals rangers in the old firm derby and a crucial match in the scottish premiership title race. celtic are six points clear
of rangers, so a win would all but secure the title with just three games left. and they are currently a goal up — jota with the opener on 21 minutes. in the premier league, everton welcome chelsea to goodison park in a game they really need to win in their battle to avoid relegation. they're four points from safety with two games in hand. the other games on sunday have big implications for champions league qualification. spurs take on leicester, knowing they can leapfrog arsenal into fourth. the gunners play west ham later. it's the penultimate weekend in the women's super league. one game already underway — manchester united against west ham. and martha thomas's header gave the hosts an early lead. an own goal from west ham defender grace fisk then put manchester united 2—0 up inside the first 20 minutes. second—placed arsenal play aston villa — you can watch that live on bbc two at 2:15pm. and later, league leaders chelsea travel to birmingham. two female fighters made history overnight. katie taylor and amanda serrano served up a classic at the iconic
madison square garden. it's a boxing fight that will be rememberd for years to come. taylor got the win, retaining her undisputed world lightweight boxing title. she won on points via a split decision over amanda serrano, who proved to be a really dangerous opponent. taylor was on the brink at one stage and she described the fight as a war for ten rounds. it certainly looked that way in what was an electric night for women's boxing. everyone was talking about it. just even walking out of the ring today, the stadium was packed, unbelievable. this was a special moment. the best night of my career, for sure.
moment. the best night of my career, forsure. i moment. the best night of my career, for sure. i was not sure if i would reach my olympic success but tonight was the best moment of my career. it was the best moment of my career. it was the best moment of my career. it wasjust an amazing was the best moment of my career. it was just an amazing feeling. to have two women — was just an amazing feeling. to have two women in a sold—out event, he would _ two women in a sold—out event, he would have — two women in a sold—out event, he would have thought that? you had two -reat would have thought that? you had two great champions giving it their all, and the _ great champions giving it their all, and the crowd was truly amazing. a brilliant day for england's women rugby players yesterday, who now have their sights firmly set on this year's world cup. they beat france 24—12 to win their grand slam decider and their fourth six nations title in a row. scrum—half natasha hunt believes the red roses have much more to give. the scary thing is we don't even think we played that well in this tournament, we feel there is so much more to come, we have not done our game plan or executed everything for that 80 minutes, i don't think it's possible to execute for 80 minutes at an international level, but we are always striving for that and
thatis are always striving for that and that is the difference between this and the levels we can hit and fingers crossed we can just keep building. next, let's head to the crucible in sheffield as the world snooker championship final is under way. the world number one, ronnie o'sullivan, is on course to win a record—equalling seventh world snooker title. standing in his way is 2019 championjudd trump. it's the best of 35 frames there. ronnie o'sullivan... ronnie o'sullivan. .. it looks ronnie o'sullivan... it looks as though they are about to shake hands there. they will fight it out for 35 frames. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's bbc.co.uk/sport. let's get more on the house of commons speaker calling for radical action and a review of working practices following a series of sexual misconduct and bullying claims about politicians. yesterday, the conservative mp
neil parish resigned after admitting he'd watched porn in parliament twice. a government minister today denied there was a culture of mosogyny at westminster. the labour mp chris bryant chairs the house of commons committee on standards and privileges. earlier, he spoke to geeta guru—murthy about mr parish's resignation. he has done the right thing and resigning, i don't understand why he went in gb news to refer to it in the thawed person as if it had nothing to do with him when he knew it had something to do with him, but the key point for me is that parliament has to be a place that is every single person to work. everyone who works in the building, even the police. and that means we have to have a very high set of standards. we should hold ourselves to a higher
set of standards than anybody else in the country because we write the rules for everybody else so we should abide by them, and the one thing that undermines that law is a culture of impunity where seniorfigures can get away with things, just because they are senior figures, and i was very upset by the story about anne marie trevelyan saying she had been pushed against a wall by a senior i think conservative minister. that would be a criminal offence, let alone anything else, but it's certainly a breach of the rules in the house of commons and it's depressing when she says she did not feel she was able to tell anybody about it because of the power relationship there is in politics. it can be a toxic combination, power and patronage. and you have said you have personally suffered when you were new in the commons?
i have told the story many times, but it's true that when i first arrived in the house of commons there were two things, one, homophobia was very rampant. actually, from staff as well as from other mp5. and i think four different mps touched me up at various different times. it was not possible to report that because you ended up becoming part of the story and there was no system for reporting it in a confidential and independent way, it would have been adjudicated by other mp5, so i'm really glad we now have the independent complaints and grievance scheme which means people can go completely confidentially and anonymously if they want to to make claims about things... ..whether they have suffered bullying or sexual harassment or sexual misconduct. i know it's very painful for parliament because some of these cases have now been investigated and at least one mp has lost theirjob and left
parliament because of it, but i think it's right that we have that in place and we need to boost to boost it and make sure that it is enhanced. and as far as your own experience, are the people that made those assaults on you, are they still in parliament, and i don't know whether you have named them, would you want action to be taken against them now? one of them is no longer alive, two of them are no longer mps, and one is still an mp, but, no, i dealt with the situation back then and i don't feel the need to pursue anything. but the point is... this was 15, 18 years ago. what i really want to make sure is first of all that everybody, every mp, must understand the rules. we had two government ministers before us a week ago, and it was clear they had not
understood the rules as they presently are, that my committee is reviewing the code of conduct at the moment and i hope we will produce a new code of conduct. i would also like to see mandatory training for all mps because sometimes mps have never employed anybody before they came to the house and they don't know what best practice is. i note that the government last week worked wholeheartedly opposed mandatory training for all mp5, i think that's a mistake, and we do need to enforce the rules when they are breached. everything we have talked about in the last week is a breach of the rules already, but the key thing is, do we make sure that those rules are then enforced? and i think, for instance, one of the oldest rules we have is you are not allowed to take money from clients and then pursue pursue their commercial interests around parliament, an mp did it 1a times and was found
guilty by our committee, the government tried to overturn the ruling at the last minute, that kind of impunity does terrible damage, as does, i hate to say it, if you lie to parliament as prime minister and you refuse to resign. all of that sense of impunity makes for a very toxic atmosphere in parliament. and just for me to understand, and i don't want to pry at all, beyond what is appropriate, i'm just trying to understand, you said one person is still in the commons but you don't want any further action against them, you are in a high—profile powerful position now, a lot of what happens people who are relatively, i'm sure... younger people who don't have the public profile and are perhaps trying to climb the ladder of politics, it's all about power, they think, if they will speak out their career will suffer ultimately, why do you not want to speak out
and have further action taken, in your own case, and how does any code of conduct solve that power dynamic? some of these issues... i fully support the idea of looking at how we can improve our employment structure in parliament, indeed, i tried to introduce changes to this back in 2008 when i was deputy leader of the house of commons, and everybody fumed about it, said it was terrible to bring in these changes. i just think that the key thing is we have now introduced the independent complaints and grievance scheme, i hope that every single young person or person of any age who works in parliament, who has suffered bullying, sexual harassment or sexually inappropriate behaviour, would feel free to contact the completely confidential hotline
and if they wanted to do so to pursue a claim. it has only been there for four years. and the panel which adjudicates on this, there are no mps involved in the process at all, that has only been in place forjust over 18 months, so in a sense the fact that some of these stories are coming out about mps who have been involved in bullying or sexual harassment, is a good thing because people have felt able to make complaints whereas back when i was first elected in 2001 all of this was always swept under the carpet. in the midst of a russian advance, one ukrainian village fought back by flooding its own roads. but two months on, it's still living with the consequences.
maria recalls the moment when water is poured in, now this is what she wakes up to every day, her village flooded in country at war. the water was like this — flooded in country at war. the water was like this and _ flooded in country at war. the water was like this and i _ flooded in country at war. the water was like this and i was _ flooded in country at war. the water was like this and i was climbing - was like this and i was climbing through the window. this is a war. two shells fell on our vegetable plot and exploded right there and now they are underwater and you can't see them.— can't see them. because of its proximity _ can't see them. because of its proximity to — can't see them. because of its proximity to the _ can't see them. because of its proximity to the capital, - can't see them. because of its proximity to the capital, the i proximity to the capital, the city found itself at the heart of war. when russian troops arrived, continuing their advance in kyiv, the village played a vital role in pushing troops back, but it meant paying a steep price. ukrainian forces blew up a bridge and opened a nearby dam, raising the water level. and while that blocked enemy tanks, once russia blasted the dam, its fate was sealed in water. two months on, you can still hear the drone of
pumps trying to drain the flood. lots of houses were flooded. they are stili— lots of houses were flooded. they are still flooded because we cannot recover— are still flooded because we cannot recover the power supply here to pump— recover the power supply here to pump out — recover the power supply here to pump out the water. in recover the power supply here to pump out the water.— recover the power supply here to pump out the water. in this village made u- pump out the water. in this village made no of — pump out the water. in this village made up of small— pump out the water. in this village made up of small houses, - pump out the water. in this village made up of small houses, water. pump out the water. in this village l made up of small houses, water still feels basements where residents once stored canned goods. and while that has complicated life of the people here, the town's russian troops turn to next are a reminder of what the water has protected them from. the family of the jailed rwandan opposition activist who inspired the film hotel rwanda says it has filed a $400 million lawsuit in the united states over his alleged abduction and torture. paul rusesabagina is serving a 25—year prison term on terrorism charges after a trial his supporters say was a sham. his family say the rwandan government lured him from texas,
where he was living in exile, back to rwanda. he is credited with saving some 1,200 people during the 1994 genocide. sri lanka's main opposition party is demanding the resignation of the president and are holding a rally in the capital. they want president gotabaya rajapaksa's government to takes responsibility of unprecedented economic crisis and leave office. this is at the end of a protest march which span over six days and covered 115 kilometres from the central highlands town of kandy. police in central china have detained nine people in connection with the collapse of a building in the city of changsha on friday. police in canada are bracing themselves for a third day of protests by right—wing anti—establishment protesters. since friday, several cities have seen demonstrations and there have been a handful of arrests. it comes two months after truckers protesting against covid restrictions occupied the centre of the city for several weeks. authorities have vowed to prevent the motorcyclists' rally
from becoming as disruptive. police in central china have detained nine people in connection with the collapse of a building in the city of changsha on friday. at least 18 people are still trapped inside. another 39 remain uncontactable and may also be under the debris of the eight—storey structure. if you visit the lake district, the chances are you'll come across a few herdwick sheep, which is a breed you'll rarely see anywhere else. their wool used to be almost worthless but demand has rocketed in recent years, thanks in part to a publicity makeover which puts the humble herdwick at centre stage. judy hobson went to find out more. herdwick sheep have been grazing on the lake district fells for centuries. they're a hardy breed, perfect for the life on the harsh cumbrian fells. richard jackson has a flock of 350 herdwicks. he says they're easy to care for but, for years, their wool has been
worth next to nothing. it was always classed as not a very good product to sell, you know, i can say we were getting 8—10p a kilo for our herdwick wool, whereas other fleeces are up to 60p a kilo. but demand for herdwick wool is rising, now fetching more than £1 per kilo. the industry says there's an increased awareness of the breed. they're just nice, sweet things for the home. it might be a cartoon version, but this lake district company has been credited with helping to improve the herdwick profile, and it began 1a years ago with a walk on the fells. we bumped into a herdwick, it looked at us, we looked at it, and we thought, "there's the brand of the lakes." because it's got such a teddy bear face and we just thought, "it's all there in that face." we just... there is the lake district encapsulated in a very simple, positive, smiley message.
the company has grown nationally and the founders have been given the freedom of the city of london in recognition of their work, championing the breed. because we have come up with something very clear and very family friendly, and very colourful and bright and cheerful, it has done a good job of being a sort of promoter and awareness generator of the area. like the sheep, herdwick wool is hardy so good for making beds and carpets, so the demand for natural fibres has helped to push up the price of the wool. the heritage industry is carpeted and all of a sudden there is lots of new herdwick carpet manufacturing going on that hasn't been going on for many, many years. hi, spencer, how are you doing? how is it all going? all right. the company works directly with lake district farmers hoping to source the wool.
according to the powers that be, it has done a pretty good job of heroing the herdwick. good, good, taken a few years. it isn't going to fix everything. no, no. but it is on the up. good, good, yes. and there are people coming overl from all over to buy them, to bring them back into different counties, so, yes, it is really spreading - all over the country, so, yes. lamb bleets. that lamb wants feeding. he laughs. no longerjust a breed of sheep, but a brand, helping to celebrate this extraordinary landscape. we have a small development in ukraine, we can see the terrible images of the destruction of the city of mariupol in huge numbers civilian still trapped in the city, and we have been reporting that the russian defence ministry says
civilians are able to leave, they have been evacuated, we have seen evidence of a number of civilians leaving the region. we are just hearing that another 1a civilians have arrived at temporary accommodation at a centre in ukraine after leaving the steelworks, where after leaving the steelworks, where a number of families and civilians were trapped. that is according to a photographer working for the reuters news agency there, but more reports coming into the bbc of more civilians, men, women and children, being able to leave the devastated city of mariupol. we will keep you updated throughout the day here on the bbc and live updates on the bbc news website as well and the bbc news website as well and the bbc news app. a real change in fortunes today for the northern half of the uk where