# there's nothing but space, man...# ..sam could spring a surprise. # ..and i wanna go # home #. however, you have to remember that the odds—on favourites, way out ahead of everybody else, is ukraine. however, we are also at the moment today of thejury however, we are also at the moment today of the jury final, they get to see the show before the rest of the world. and the question is, will they be swayed by the emotion of the moment, will theyjust be listening to the song? sam ryder definitely in with a chance and if i was going to put a bet on it, maybe, just maybe, there is a chance. not sure you can get an odsonne may be, but thanks very much.
david sillito, turin. time for a look at the weather. here's tomasz schafernaker. that is otherwise known as cow parsley, i don't know anything about it, so let's move on to the forecast! the weekend, i deal with odds and chances, i would say a chance of thunder across the south of the country, something i do know. the weather is starting to stabilise across the uk with high pressure building from the south. but to the north, we still have low pressure close by, a stream of clouds sweeping across the uk. it is a very blustery day in scotland, some of this cloud has been bringing rain, bits and pieces here in the western scotland and northern scotland, 12 degrees in stornoway. across the bulk of the country, the mid and high teens and in the south, the low 20s. that is the high pressure building in from the southern climes, so sinking air slowly squeezing out the cloud. that is what high pressure is. through the
night, it is dry. in the north, it still remains blustery, close to low pressure, close to air rising, close to those shower clouds in western parts of scotland. notice how the hype pressure spreads northwards so we have got that air pressing down on the uk, which means the weather is going to be calm and stable. this is going to be calm and stable. this is the forecast for saturday. lots of sunshine around, from the word go. the winds will be lighter as well. it is going to be a very pleasant day tomorrow. highs reaching 22 in birmingham, the high teens in newcastle and glasgow. and for friends teens in newcastle and glasgow. and forfriends in teens in newcastle and glasgow. and for friends in stornoway, teens in newcastle and glasgow. and forfriends in stornoway, the mid—teens expected. over saturday, into the early hours, notice we have got heavy rain developing across southern areas and the lightning bolts indicate the possibility of thunderstorms. and that may rumble into the early hours of sunday morning. what is left of it probably moving northwards. early on sunday, there could be thundery rain across
there could be thundery rain across the south, that should blow itself out and we are left with a day with just a scattering of showers and scattered fair weather cloud with temperatures 19 in glasgow, 20 in the south. next week, notice low pressure cycling in the atlantic, brushing western parts of the uk. that also means any warmth that heads our way will be generally deflected towards the east. but still, we will have mostly southerly winds so the outlook is looking warmish. next week in the south, temperatures probably hitting the mid 20s. but notice more northern parts of the country, belfast and glasgow, cooler and more unsettled.
this amir khan has announced his retirement from boxing, 18 years after he burst on to the scene as a teenager at the athens olympics. his eventual professional career brought a world title but it's ended at the age of 35. eleanor roper is our reporter. 2004 he was the only boxing for team gb at the athens games and he got a silver medal and went on to unify the light welterweight division. he fought all around the world from bolton to las vegas to everywhere and most recently he lost against kell brook in manchester, an old rival of his and after taking time off the back of that defeat he has decided to call it a day. what is it
said in a statement on social media? he said the time has now come to hang up his gloves and he says that he wants to give a heartfelt thanks to his fans and his friends and all his many supporters. he says boxing has been a platform for him to help and inspire others and that is definitely the case. he visited before he fought kell brook the amir khan academy in bolton stop. it is a name that has done so much for the sport. liverpool have a weekend off from the intensity of a tight premier league title race as they attempt to win the second of what could still be four trophies this season. it's the fa cup final tomorrow against chelsea at wembley, where alan shearer will be part of the bbc coverage. and the reason liverpool are in the hunt for a quadruple at this late stage of the season
is their strength in depth. over the yearsjurgen has tended to put weakened sides out in the fa cup but this season with the size of their squad and the number of players they have is the reason they are going so well and they still have the opportunity of creating history. i am sure he will switch it around tomorrow with the options he has got, particularly up front, so it will be really interesting to see who he will start but whoever he does, let's hope that they there as goals from both teams and for the neutrals it's a great game, great occasion and a great weekend. sergio aguero�*s been marking his own moment of history this morning, with manchester city unveiling a statue commemorating the goal he scored to win them their first premier league title ten years ago today. premier league title it's probably the most famous moment premier league title in the league's history, premier league title when aguero made it city 3 opr 2, premier league title beating manchester united to the title on goal difference. he was back at the etihad to see the shirt—twirling
celebration immortalised, a goal described by the club chairman as the moment that changed everything for a team that could be about to win a fifth premier league since. for me we have a reason because after that the next year to win many titles because we don't know what happens if we lost the premier league that year, so that year it has changed everything because the next year to start to win more titles. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's bbc.co.uk/sport the uk says the implementation of the post brexit trade agreement
known as northern ireland protocol is now a matter of �*internal peace and security'. the second largest party in northern ireland, the dup, are refusing to rejoin power sharing with sinn fein until it's changed. ros atkins looks at a part of brexit that, so far, refuses to resolve. in 2019, borisjohnson made a deal with the un made this assurance. there is full compatibility with the good friday agreement. now the uk government says the agreement to be my protocol is fundamentally overwrite remote undermining the aareement. ., ., �* , , done, we have an oven ready deal, get in the microwave. a key
let me put it this way, i don't think there is is any need for drama, this is something that 'ust needs to be done. .,, ., ., ., , �* agree. our message is quite clear, | don't touch this. this is something we agreed on and agreement needs to i be resumed-— was agreed on. it's in the deal. the protocol with the answer to this brexit conundrum. you got to have a | border somewhere. if we leave the | customs union and the single market has to be a border. it can be on the away. the uk did choose to leave the eu customs union on the single market. during that means there would be checks on goods movement in the uk and eu. they could be in the land border between the north of ireland in the uk or of the republic into the new year, but that was ruled out. neither side wanted checks on
the land border, so it's not there, perhaps between northern ireland and the rest of uk. in 2018, the then prime minister theresa may was clear i on that idea-— could ever agree to it. then, injuly 2019, not long before it came into force, prime minister borisjohnson ruled it out, too. under no circumstances, whatever happens, will there be, will i allow the eu or anyone else to create any kind of division down | the irish sea-— borisjohnson agreed to checks in the irish sea as part of his deal with the eu, northern ireland stayed in the eu to be my you mixing among the goods, checks on those goods arriving in northern ireland from the rest of the uk. borisjohnson had changed his position, as katya adler explained. the original proposal from the eu was to have a northern ireland only backs up, and then there is this idea that this cannot happen because
we conduct have northern ireland been treated differently from the rest of the uk. that is exactly what has now happened. when the protocol came into force in 2021, there were issues. we saw empty shelves and northern irish supermarkets, there is new paperwork, new customer suppliers. these difficulties were not a surprise. in 2019, british civil servants produced a study, a shortage of the cost arrived. soon borisjohnson was . saying this. we will do everything l we need to do, mr speaker, when the or by invoking article 16 the protocol to ensure that there is no barrier down the irish sea. the checks and the irish sea had been agreed by the prime minister. the government pose my complaint is how they were implemented. this is the bundle of documents that has to be filled out by companies moving goods
within our own country. being that the level of administration is out of proportion are not necessary, and this former brexit minister goes further. i think the uk government are trying to be pragmatic. i think in reality the european union are using ireland as a bargaining chip, which is somewhat seedy. the eu would deny doing any such thing, and james - allowing british sovereign territories to be governed by british sovereign law is pretty non—negotiable. it's pretty obvious. independence and sovereignty were two big themes are brexit, despite the deal treating northern ireland differently, the ideal of treating northern ireland differently remained unacceptable to some brexiteers, as we heard in | parliament. northern ireland is as| much a part of the united kingdom as somerset. all this may leave you wondering why the government signed up to the protocol. well, this is lord frost, who led the negotiations. we had to take the decision as we did back in 2019, because parliament had removed the option of leaving
without a deal. the constitution was being shattered, we had to deliver the referendum result.— did pass a law to stop a no—deal brexit. we thought it would work, we served it was a risk, there is a lot we didn't want, but it was imposed the deal was under negotiation, and at the time we were told this. i do think that this deal represents a very good deal both for the eu and for the uk. the european union welcomed the deal too, but since as acknowledge the impact on businesses in northern ireland. last october it offered what it called a robust package of creative practical solutions, that the uk was not
commenced and went far enough. this week it rejected the plan, saying it would worsen the current trading arrangements, which brings us back to right now, because the protocol is back in the spotlight. in recent election results in ourfor the first time sinn fein came top, and those except the proxy treatment protocol, but northern ireland has a system of power sharing between republicans and unionists, and is the second—largest party in these elections, well, that is the democratic unionist, that does not accept the protocol. it needs to be dealt with. it is harming our - economy, it is driving up the cost of living, it is undermining political stability in northern ireland, it threatens the good friday agreement, it has to be dealt with. through these reasons the dup is now blocking the formation of a new executive, because of that boris johnson says there protocol has to chance. ., ., is the 25—year—old belfast good friday agreement. that means that
things have got to command across community support, plainly the protocol failed to do that. we need i to sort it out-— support is not a surprise. we know checks in the irish sea are an issue for unionists. the brexit agreement the boris johnson has secured now with the european union does not protect the union and the way i would like to see it, and has actually goes against the very fundamental of the i act of union-— it then, doesn't like it now. so, with power—sharing estate, uk is now threatening to pull the plug on the protocol. the foreign secretary told the eu that this is now a matter of internal security, and is if they don't show the requisite flexibility will have to act. and said that it simply not acceptable. to the uk, it i is well within its rights.— comes a point at which you say you have not reformed enough, so we are reforming it ourselves. the united kingdom is much
more important than any agreement that we have with any foreign power, that must be the case. northern ireland is the issue that has so far failed to be resolved, and we still see how the uk address attention it sees between 70 and in fermentation of the deal are that side. debt advisors in east yorkshire say they're �*petrified' for their clients and are warning that people may die in the coming months — as the cost of living crisis grows. in the coastal town of withernsea, they've seen demand for their community supermarket double in a year. and now there's a waiting list for the mental health support group. here's bbc look north's social affairs reporter, caroline bilton. it's affecting every household... ..in every town... ..in every city... ..no matter what your background. rising bills, squeezed budgets. it's impacting on us all.
this is, we are told, a crisis looming. but for some it's already here. in the town of withernsea, on the east coast, the cost—of—living crisis hit these shores many months ago. at the local community centre, a debt advice drop—in session is busier than ever. i am trying not to be worried and just go on a day—to—day that i have all i need. carol's popped in on her break from work to get advice on universal credit. you it's scary, it is a fearing time, especially coming out of covid, we have already been put through such a lot, it is just mind—blowing. the prices have hit every single item. so you have got to look at what you really need and be more resourceful at home and just directing things in different ways. for some, the struggle is harder than others. 61—year—old dave is on benefits. i've just been to the bank. 128 quid in. i had to leave 60 quid in to pay bills and my bus fare for the next
fortnight, i have got 20 quid now for shopping. how do you make £20 last two weeks? just eat sandwiches. surviving on sandwiches. this is all too familiar to jayne nendick who has ran this centre for 17 years. i am seeing this every single day, every single day. i am petrified of what the future is holding. to put it bluntly, it is... i would get on my knees to central government and beg, please do something now. we cannot wait until later this year. and if that support doesn't come now, what are we going to be seeing in six months�* time? we will lose a lot of good people from a lot of good communities. people are going to die as a result of this crisis? people are at the end of their tether, what is the point in living? the government says it understands that people are struggling with rising prices and is "supporting british families to nagivate the months ahead" with a £22 billion package of support�*. they're doing all they can in withernsea to help but this community is bracing itself. they fear the worse is yet to come.
bringing hollywood to london. that's the bold promise from the mayor of london as he ends his tour of america. a multi—million—pound deal with universal studios will see thousands of trainee jobs on movie sets offered to young people from under—represented communities. the studio is also promising to film more blockbusters in and around the capital. bbc london's work and money correspondent, marc ashdown, explains. from premieres to glittering awards ceremonies, london is often centrestage in the film world. the push now is to make more movies in the capital. there's a new sheriff in town. and his first order of business, launching a new
partnership with universal studios, bringing blockbusters and jobs to london. a programme like this is designed to create opportunity, to create pathways, to create access, and to create a community of young people who might not otherwise have these opportunities to come and join into our wonderful industries. these amazing film sets don't build themselves. an army of designers, technicians, prop masters and camera operators are at work behind the scenes. that may look real but that's all made of fibreglass. they can bring pretty much anything they like to life from any time or place and the hope is, with this partnership, thousands of young londoners from underrepresented communities can get to work in the movies. back to the future. the great news is with this deal is universal have agreed with us that, when it comes to some
of the jobs on the fast and furious movie, the new one, or the new movie wicked, they are going to ensure young londoners from deprived communities have access to these jobs with training. there's long been a push to develop more film studios in london, especially out east. the industry is already worth about £5.5 billion to the uk. it's predicted 50,000 morejobs will be needed over the next few years. there are thousands of differentjobs. the movie industry and television industry has never been bigger. it's booming in london. it's booming in the whole of the uk. we need thousands more young people and we need to make them aware of what those opportunities from film to futuristic cars, just up the road these young people are designing zero emission electric vehicles and in the process creating
their own jobs of the future, so what's the appeal then of working in london? i like to travel around the world and london is one of the places i've been wanting to go to a lot. you could bring your ideas for us. yes, yeah, iwould. i would go to london and i would also like to be a designer. it looks really impressive. i'd like to make inventions, something like this. we've got a selfie going on. we've got the locations, we've got the talent, we've got the crews. i'm really keen to make sure that hollywood comes to london. as well as taking on thousands of trainees, universal has also committed to more filming in the uk so expect to see more stars, stunts and sharks... ..well, two of those, on the streets of the capital soon. marc ashdown, bbc london, in los angeles. let's get more on the world's most—watched music competition, which takes place tomorrow. yes, the eurovision grand final is upon us once again, and unusually the uk entry is among the favourites to win. sam ryder will perform his song, space man, in front of 200 million tv viewers, and he's hoping to break britain's losing streak. annita mcveigh caught up with one of the hosts, mika, and asked if he's managed to pace himself ready for the final.
i try and grab a little nap here and there whenever i can. it is quite intense, because in the uk, i always grew up just watching the final, but actually there are the two semifinals but the reality is that we do every show about five times. each show lasts from three hours to four hours. all in all, we would have done the shows about 20 times, and there are table readings. it is a big production machine, i've never seen anything as big as this. but it is fun, and it's eurovision, and we all watch it. i used to watch this in the kitchen with my family in london. we would put the television in the kitchen and all watch together. it is an honour to be here, even retired. absolutely, it is all about the fun, isn't it? i know you have been a
judge on italy's x factor. you have performed four huge crowds. but an audience of 200 million, do you feel nervous about hosting this? is there a different kind of pressure? it is a very strange kind of experience. from the minute you walk into this venue, you walk into the venue and onto the stage and they come up to you and say, "you are making television for the camera." which is harder than you think when around you you have 8000—10,000 people screaming. they look at you and they tell you to look at the camera, not at the audience, don't interact with the audience no matter how much noise they make, just to look at the camera because you are speaking to 200 million people. it is quite something. and when you know that most of what you are saying is being dubbed by commentators in different language is, so it is very visual. there i am starting to talk with my hands. it is like that in italy, in italy you speak with your hands. that is what we have to do. it is quite nerve—racking, but you do get into the thrill of it. it is a bit of a roller—coaster, you buckle up and just go.
and enjoy it. you will be aware that every day there is a conversation about the politics of eurovision voting. and of course music can be political. ijust wondered this year with ukraine's entry the kalush orchestra, it is when we will see music and politics meets?— really are. there are multiple things at play, anything that no matter what it is, whenever you put together different cultures, competition and you have an audience of 200 million people. you will take on this kind of sociopolitical scale. this year, obviously the context is a very particular one. the votes are made up 50% of the jury, that is the performance that we do tonight, as if it was a live show but it's not. it is for
the juries. and then 50% from the public�*s voting. there are two different types of voting, social media has really changed everything. there is often a difference between the jury's votes, which could be seen as more political, and then the public�*s votes, which are different in the way that they are, which means that when you put the two together at the final tomorrow night at the end of the show, it will be really interesting to see what the differences are. i can't deny that when ukraine walked onto the stage in the semifinal, i almost had tears in my eyes. i actually did have tears in my eyes. because the entire arena erupted, no matter what flag people were holding, there were uk flags, german flags, spanish flags, ukrainian flags, everyone stood up, a standing ovation and the sound was enormous of this crowd. it was really emotional, and i have to the uk song is really good, the spanish entry is extremely
ambitious. it will be really, really interesting to see how people react in this exceptional situation. there have been clashes as mourners escourted by israeli police carried the coffin of the aljazeera journalist shireen abu aqla injerusalem. the aljazeera correspondent was shot while covering a raid by israeli forces in the occupied west bank on wednesday. witnesses have accused them of killing her and there have been growing calls for an independent investigation. israeli media have this morning reported that the interim findings of an israeli military probe into her death were inconclusive. tensions have remained high injerusalem since her death. much more calm than it was a few hours ago as her coffin left the
another fine day with prolonged spells of sunshine throughout much of the uk and temperatures will get up of the uk and temperatures will get up to around 22 in london. fresh and western scotland and overall a fine saturday on the way. into the weekend and on sunday night we could have so showers across the southern part of the uk.
this is bbc news. i'm ben thompson. the headlines... the deadlock in stormont continues. the deadlock in stormont continues. the dup are set to block the formation of a power—sharing government over post—brexit trading arrangements. i believe that we need to send a very clear message to the european union and to our government that we are serious about getting this protocol sorted out. borisjohnson boris johnson wants to borisjohnson wants to cut more than 90,000 civil servicejobs, a fifth of the total workforce to save money and raise funds to tackle the cost of living crisis. ukrainian forces destroyed nearly all of russia's battalions armoured