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through tuesday and risk of showers through tuesday and wednesday, notjust across scotland and northern ireland, it could be anywhere, some with hail and thunder but temperatures recover later in the week. this is bbc news the headlines at four. this is bbc news the headlines at four... people travelling abroad are facing disruption at airports, stations and on the roads — as the half—term getaway begins. dramatic pictures from torquay marina — were a majorfire has broken out in the harbour. more conservative mps publicly declare they have no confidence in the prime minister — after sue gray's report into lockdown parties in downing street. former us president, donald trump, dismisses calls for gun reform — days after 19 children and two teachers were killed by a teenage gunman in texas. liverpool and real madrid fans descend on paris — to support their teams in the final of european club football's most prestigious prize.
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iam i am live at the gates here open in the next hour for what could be one of the great champions league finals. people are facing huge disruption to their travel plans as the half—term break gets under way. dozens of flights have been cancelled, and there have been long delays at ports and on the roads, as well as cross—channel services. and there are warnings that the disruption is likely to continue for more than a week.let�*s take you through the latest developments. easyjet is cancelling more than 200 flights over the next 10 days from gatwick airport — insisting it needs to in order "to provide reliable services over this busy period". there have been long queues at london's st pancras station
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for eurostar services across the channel as families head to disneyland paris and football fans try to get to the french capital ahead of the champions league final. and people are being urged to check the latest advice before travelling to the port of dover where there are huge tailbacks as hundreds of lorries queue to get through — tourists however, are being given priority. earlier our reporter simonjones gave us the latest — from a warm and sunny dover. it is not so lovely if you're sitting in your car in this heat and let me show you the latest situation. you can see just some of the cars and vans waiting to get across the channel. among them, a few anxious liverpool supporters, trying to get to paris for the champions league final tonight. they are anxiously looking at their watches as the hours tick by. on top of this, a lot of tourist traffic, because it is the start of the half
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term break and a lot of families keen to get away now that travel restrictions have largely been lifted. add into the equation, p&0 ferries is only running two out of its four ferries, that is after 800 of its workers were sacked this year and we now have increased checks after brexit and it is all been described as a bit of a perfect storm, but it is notjust dover that is suffering, we have seen long queues at st pancras station as people also try to get the eurostar, it is completely sold out. also problems at the airports as well. we know that easyjet have cancelled 200 or so flights over the next ten days from gatwick airport, some other flights have also been cancelled and that will add to the disruption as well. the advice we often give in situations like this, check before you travel and i think that applies more than ever today.
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simon, in terms of how the weekend is likely to pan out, what are they saying at the port? the weekend is at peak, but there will be another pick next weekend as people try to get back either for thejubilee celebrations orjust to start the working week and the school term again. i think the warning is that this is going to be a tricky few days and the peak is expected to be today, with the football fans added into the equation, but tomorrow will be very busy in dover as well as people set off on their holidays and then we will have people travelling over the platinumjubilee bank holiday and as ever we are being warned to expect delays and people are being told when they turn up at dover, make sure you have plenty of food and drink and what you are not seeing here are the lorry drivers caught up in all of this, because on the outskirts of dover,
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on the a20 and the m20, there were around 750 lorries queueing to get across the channel and they are parked up on the roads outside of dover, so that the town does not become clogged up. we have had the coastguard going around, giving out food and drink to some of the lorry drivers who have been stuck for hours. we know that tourist traffic is being given priority at the moment and the authorities in kent hope the freight will clear over the next day or so because traditionally lorries do not tend to travel on a sunday, but for lorry drivers today, they are facing a pretty long wait in some pretty hot conditions. a majorfire has taken hold in torquay marina. these dramatic pictures taken from a drone over the reveal billowing smoke from an 85 foot yacht — as fire—fighters get the blaze under control. all the emergency services
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are in attendance. people have been urged to stay away from the site. more importantly, that smoke you can see billowing from the yacht, plenty of lines, there are no indications of injuries are casualties but clearly they have done their best to clear the area, including those vessels in the marina around the yard. these pictures coming from sam austen photography who have sent up a drone to capture the images. you can imagine what that smoke is like as it drifts towards the beach and the holiday—makers packing into torquay this weekend. we will bring in more on that in the next hour. more conservative mps have publicly confirmed that they have sent in letters of no confidence in the prime minister — following sue gray's critical report of parties and gatherings at downing street during covid lockdowns.
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one of them — anne marie morris, the mp for newton abbott in devon — has onlyjust had the tory whip restored to her after losing it injanuary. our political correspondent charlotte rose told me more. the reason that she had the whip removed and just to explain what that means, it is a form of discipline for mps if they do not do what they are being told to do, to have the whip removed means you are effectively no longer a member of the party and she had that taken away injanuary because effectively she supported labour in a vote they had calling for a cut to vat on energy bills. the whip was taken from her, that meant she was not able to submit a letter of no confidence in borisjohnson because she no longer technically counted as a tory mp and she has nowjust been readmitted and she counts again and she now says she has been readmitted
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and resubmitted her letter. that takes us up to eight mps that we know about who have submitted letters since the sue gray report was published. we know other mp said a few months ago that they had submitted letters, but the reality is that we do not actually know how many of the letters stayed submitted, how many other letters may have been submitted and dare i even suggest the idea, whether there might be mps who said they submitted a letter but have not actually done it because they are currying favour with the public, we do not know. what a cynical position, but you are right, what we need to be clear about is just because we are finding out about some of them now, it does not mean these letters are new and two people who have in recent days said that they put in a letter have actually said, it went in a few months ago. we are not necessarily getting any closer to the 5a letters that would trigger a leadership battle.
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we could be very close, we do not know. one thing that is worth noting, even though we did not know about these and they might not be new, we have clearly reached a point with the publication of the sue gray report, enough mps are feeling angry enough about borisjohnson and his leadership and the government and how it is performing, that they are now willing to say that they put in letters even if they did it before and not told us. the former us president, donald trump, and other leading republicans have dismissed calls for gun reform, days after nineteen children and two teachers were killed by a teenager with an assault rifle in texas. speaking at the national rifle association gun lobby convention in houston, mr trump said the massacre in uvalde was a reason to arm — not disarm. this report from our correspondent, sanchia berg. just days ago, children cowered in their classroom here in uvalde as an armed man came in and started shooting.
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by the time police stormed in, 19 children and two teachers had been killed. as families grieve and try to understand what happened, some politicians are weighing in. in houston, 300 miles away, former president donald trump condemned the shooting and said the answer was to arm teachers. surely we all agree our schools should not be the softest target, our schools should be the single hardest target in our country. applause. and that's why, as part of a comprehensive school safety plan, it's time to finally allow highly trained teachers to safely and discreetly concealed carry. let them concealed carry. he was speaking at the annual meeting of the national rifle association. outside, protesters gathered, some in t—shirts spattered with red, calling for tighter gun control.
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i don't have a problem with anybody owning a gun, but i do believe that assault rifles were never meant for civilians. back in uvalde, officials have now acknowledged police made grave mistakes. officers wrongly thought the gunman had barricaded himself in. they took time to organise an operation. while children in other classrooms escaped, those under attack were calling emergency services, whispering into their phones. the revelations have angered the state's governor. the information that i was given turned out, in part, to be inaccurate. i am absolutely livid about that. ruben heard shots and found out later his great granddaughter had been killed. where was the police that were supposed to be there to protect them kids? where was he? at first they said he was there, he confronted the shooter.
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and now they are retracting, and saying they are not. i've been watching tv all day, and i watch it at night, until 12 o'clock, wondering why, why, why? that's all i can tell you. on the national stage, the shootings amplified the gun—control debate. but for the families here, the prevailing emotions are shock and grief. sanchia berg, bbc news. russian forces are continuing to make gains in eastern ukraine. troops, together with moscow—backed militia units, are reported to have taken another key city in the donbas region. russia's forces say they have taken full control of lyman, close to severodonetsk, the easternmost place under ukraine control which is facing a sustained attack. from kyiv, joe inwood sent this report. the scars of war etched into the fields around lyman. this city has been the scene of fierce fighting for weeks. now, the russians say they have taken it. if true, that leaves the route open to slavyansk, a key objective for president putin in his war.
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translation: if the occupiers think that lyman and severodonetsk will be theirs, they are wrong. donbas will be ukrainian. but this is the firepower they are up against. russian multiple launch rocket systems have been devastating in this war. ukraine's leaders say they need them, too. it's understood to be under active consideration by their allies, who say that despite their overwhelming firepower, russia is not having an easy time. they are facing and continue to face a stiff ukrainian resistance, which is why i won't go so far as to say it's too late to provide the ukrainians with any system or capability that they might need. but with each day that passes and each russian gain, the tide of this war seems to be turning against the ukrainians. they know that help is coming. the question is, will it be too late? joe inwood, bbc news, kyiv.
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sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's chetan. good afternoon. liverpool fans are continuing to arrive in paris in their thousands, ahead of tonight's champions league final against real madrid. after the disappointment of missing out on the premier league title, liverpool have the chance to win a seventh european cup and end the season with a treble having already won the fa cup and league cup. forjurgen klopp are and for players like trent alexander—arnold, who at 23 years old has a won every major trophy he can, but he still cannot wait for this this evening. when ou're wait for this this evening. when you're working _ wait for this this evening. when you're working hard _ wait for this this evening. when you're working hard behind - wait for this this evening. when you're working hard behind the | you're working hard behind the scenes, these are the occasions in your mind and what makes you work harder, for us we are excited to be here, ifeel like we harder, for us we are excited to be here, i feel like we deserve to be here, i feel like we deserve to be here, it is a special game, the one that everyone wants to play in sight, it is a special competition, it is the game of the season, so to be here is good, but to win would be
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even better. well robbie fowler won five trophies during his time at liverpool — sadly for him not the champions league. the former striker has been speaking to olly foster and says he's confident about victory forjurgen klopp�*s side: i think liverpool will win comfortably, it is not me being blase _ comfortably, it is not me being blase about liverpool, although we are european royalty, let us be honest. — are european royalty, let us be honest. i— are european royalty, let us be honest, i think with a little bit of luck along — honest, i think with a little bit of luck along the way, but if liverpool start the _ luck along the way, but if liverpool start the way they can start games and they— start the way they can start games and they go about it in that way, i think_ and they go about it in that way, i think this — and they go about it in that way, i think this liverpool team is totally differeht_ think this liverpool team is totally different to the one that played in the 2018 — different to the one that played in the 2018 final and i cannot see nothing — the 2018 final and i cannot see nothing else but them winning. does that come into _ nothing else but them winning. does that come into the _ nothing else but them winning. us that come into the minds of players, i know it is in the mind of mo salah after kyiv when he got roughed out of the game by sergio ramos. its, lat of the game by sergio ramos. a lot has been made _ of the game by sergio ramos. a lot
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has been made of _ of the game by sergio ramos. a lot has been made of that _ of the game by sergio ramos. a lot has been made of that and i think it is a press _ has been made of that and i think it is a press narrative, where they put things— is a press narrative, where they put things into — is a press narrative, where they put things into his head and i know he will answer— things into his head and i know he will answer in the way that he can, there _ will answer in the way that he can, there is— will answer in the way that he can, there is talk— will answer in the way that he can, there is talk of revenge, it is not a revenge — there is talk of revenge, it is not a revenge mission, it is a case of getting _ a revenge mission, it is a case of getting out— a revenge mission, it is a case of getting out there and showing people what you _ getting out there and showing people what you can do and that is what mo salah _ what you can do and that is what mo salah and _ what you can do and that is what mo salah and liverpool football club will d0~ _ salah and liverpool football club will d0~ i— salah and liverpool football club will do. i don't think liverpool were — will do. i don't think liverpool were quite ready then, they were relatively— were quite ready then, they were relatively new into the tenure of jurgen _ relatively new into the tenure of jurgen klopp but they are more than ready— jurgen klopp but they are more than ready now — it's estimated around 60,000 liverpool supporters have made it to paris to cheer on those players. those fans have been in fine voice across the city today, the liverpool fan park here a sea of red. officially the club has been given 23,000 tickets for the match and these supporters are excited about a potential seventh european cup victory. they aren't that much of the real madrid fans are in fine voice as
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well. i madrid fans are in fine voice as well. ., _ ., , , well. i would say we are pretty confident _ well. i would say we are pretty confident. i— well. i would say we are pretty confident. i am _ well. i would say we are pretty confident. i am not _ well. i would say we are pretty confident. i am not sure, - well. i would say we are pretty confident. i am not sure, i- well. i would say we are pretty. confident. i am not sure, i think well. i would say we are pretty - confident. i am not sure, i think we are favourites _ confident. i am not sure, i think we are favourites but _ confident. i am not sure, i think we are favourites but not _ confident. i am not sure, i think we are favourites but not too _ are favourites but not too confident.— are favourites but not too confident. ,, . ., , ._ confident. second time we played real madrid. _ confident. second time we played real madrid, really _ confident. second time we played real madrid, really excited, - confident. second time we played real madrid, really excited, this i real madrid, really excited, this time _ real madrid, really excited, this time we — real madrid, really excited, this time we will— real madrid, really excited, this time we will get _ real madrid, really excited, this time we will get revenge - real madrid, really excited, this time we will get revenge for- real madrid, really excited, this time we will get revenge for the j time we will get revenge for the last time we will get revenge for the test time — time we will get revenge for the test time they _ time we will get revenge for the last time they beat _ time we will get revenge for the last time they beat us. - time we will get revenge for the last time they beat us. we - time we will get revenge for the last time they beat us.— time we will get revenge for the last time they beat us. we are very assionate last time they beat us. we are very passionate liverpool _ last time they beat us. we are very passionate liverpool supporters - last time they beat us. we are very l passionate liverpool supporters from australia. we passionate liverpool supporters from australia. ~ ., australia. we came in the middle of the niuht australia. we came in the middle of the night to — australia. we came in the middle of the night to watch _ australia. we came in the middle of the night to watch the _ australia. we came in the middle of the night to watch the game. - australia. we came in the middle of the night to watch the game. we i australia. we came in the middle of i the night to watch the game. we came here to watch — the night to watch the game. we came here to watch liverpool _ the night to watch the game. we came here to watch liverpool win _ the night to watch the game. we came here to watch liverpool win and - here to watch liverpool win and hopefully they will bring it home. chelsea have confirmed that a final and definitive agreement has been reached to sell the club to a consortium led by american businessman todd boehly, with the deal expected to be completed on monday. the premier league and uk government's approved the 4.25 billion pound takeover. chelsea were put up for sale in march before owner roman abramovich was sanctioned over his links to russian president vladimir putin. the club have been operating under a special government licence which expires on 31 may. in the national league play off semi final, it's been a thrilling game between wrexham and grimsby at the racecourse ground.
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after the match finished 4—1; in normal time, it looked to be heading for a penalty shoot out before this 118th minute header from captain luke waterfall won it for grimsby. that puts them into the final at the london stadium to face either solihull moors or chesterfield. in qualifying for the monaco grand prix, home favourite charles leclerc secured pole position as ferrari locked out the front row. the monogasque driver secured his fifth pole in seven races this season — and his second in a row around the twisty streets of the principality. there was an anti—climactic end though as sergio perez and carlos sainz crashed. they'll start third and second respectively with championship leader max verstappen 4th. lewis hamilton starts down in eighth. the challenge cup final between wigan warriors and huddersfield giants is currently into the second half at the tottenham hotspur stadium.
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we will show you some of the live pictures you are seen at the moment and wigan are 12—10 up. 51 minutes played, they were behind at half—time. have an outstanding record in this competition, 19 time winner edging it against huddersfield who have to go back to 1953 to 1953 to the last time they won it. it is currently live on bbc one. that's all the sport for now. i'll have more for you in the next hour. let's speak to olly now who's outside the stade de france in saint—denis. .. it is going to be an interesting night tonight, for the fans who get there and if they are disappointed it will still be worth watching on the television. it it will still be worth watching on the television.— the television. it should be something _ the television. it should be something very _ the television. it should be something very special - the television. it should be j something very special and the television. it should be - something very special and you can listen to it on the radio, five live, we are one bbc, that will be
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fantastic commentary from john murray on the team, chris sutton and alan shearer, i have done my plug for my radio colleagues, it is really picking up at the gates open in about a0 minutes' time. we are still about, a fairfew in about a0 minutes' time. we are still about, a fair few hours away from kick—off, at eight o'clock your time, nine o'clock here, a lot of real madrid fans now who have been soaking up the atmosphere for a few hours and more liverpool fans who have been packing the bistros and boulevards of central manchester, piling out of the matter now for should —— for what should be one of the great champions league finals. let us bring in some of the fans from southport, father and son, i will start with the man of wisdom here, how do we think this is going to go? here, how do we think this is going to no? , ., ., , here, how do we think this is going toao? , ., ., , ., to go? there is no doubt about that, we are the best _ to go? there is no doubt about that, we are the best team _ to go? there is no doubt about that, we are the best team in _ to go? there is no doubt about that, we are the best team in the - to go? there is no doubt about that, we are the best team in the world i to go? there is no doubt about that, we are the best team in the world atj we are the best team in the world at the moment. you we are the best team in the world at the moment-— we are the best team in the world at the moment. you have had a fantastic season, the moment. you have had a fantastic season. going — the moment. you have had a fantastic season. going for _ the moment. you have had a fantastic season, going for the _ the moment. you have had a fantastic season, going for the cup _ the moment. you have had a fantastic season, going for the cup travel - the moment. you have had a fantastic season, going for the cup travel and l season, going for the cup travel and pushing city macro all the way in the late, it has been an amazing
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season. ~ , y the late, it has been an amazing season. ~ , , ., season. absolutely, we thought we were auoin season. absolutely, we thought we were going to _ season. absolutely, we thought we were going to win _ season. absolutely, we thought we were going to win when _ season. absolutely, we thought we were going to win when we - season. absolutely, we thought we were going to win when we got - season. absolutely, we thought we were going to win when we got in l were going to win when we got in front, _ were going to win when we got in front, but— were going to win when we got in front, but we did not. what dramas are we exoecting — front, but we did not. what dramas are we expecting tonight? - front, but we did not. what dramas are we expecting tonight? it - front, but we did not. what dramas are we expecting tonight? it will i front, but we did not. what dramasj are we expecting tonight? it will be lain are we expecting tonight? it will be plain sailing. _ are we expecting tonight? it will be plain sailing. we — are we expecting tonight? it will be plain sailing, we will _ are we expecting tonight? it will be plain sailing, we will win _ are we expecting tonight? it will be plain sailing, we will win this i plain sailing, we will win this hands — plain sailing, we will win this hands down, _ plain sailing, we will win this hands down, the _ plain sailing, we will win this hands down, the best- plain sailing, we will win this hands down, the best team, | plain sailing, we will win this i hands down, the best team, best manager— hands down, the best team, best manager in— hands down, the best team, best manager in the— hands down, the best team, best manager in the world, _ hands down, the best team, best manager in the world, we - hands down, the best team, best manager in the world, we have i hands down, the best team, best. manager in the world, we have got this _ manager in the world, we have got this a— manager in the world, we have got this. �* .., , ., manager in the world, we have got this. �* , ., ., , this. a couple of fans there with and you'll _ this. a couple of fans there with and you'll never _ this. a couple of fans there with and you'll never walk _ this. a couple of fans there with and you'll never walk alone i this. a couple of fans there with and you'll never walk alone fly, | and you'll never walk alone fly, what has paris been like? ihla and you'll never walk alone fly, what has paris been like? no problem at all. what has paris been like? no problem at all- everybody _ what has paris been like? no problem at all. everybody you _ what has paris been like? no problem at all. everybody you see, _ what has paris been like? no problem at all. everybody you see, they - what has paris been like? no problem at all. everybody you see, they like i at all. everybody you see, they like us and it seems _ at all. everybody you see, they like us and it seems that _ at all. everybody you see, they like us and it seems that half _ at all. everybody you see, they like us and it seems that half of - at all. everybody you see, they like us and it seems that half of paris . us and it seems that half of paris like us _ us and it seems that half of paris like us. they keep coming up and saying. _ like us. they keep coming up and saying, you're going to win. 1981, alan kennedy _ saying, you're going to win. 1981, alan kennedy beating _ saying, you're going to win.1331 alan kennedy beating real saying, you're going to win. 1331 alan kennedy beating real madrid here in paris, you were both in kyiv for micro years ago, mo salah getting manhandled by sergio ramos and going off after half an hour, the goalkeeper having concussion, it did not go your way. we the goalkeeper having concussion, it did not go your way.— did not go your way. we have got this, we did not go your way. we have got this. we have _ did not go your way. we have got this, we have got _ did not go your way. we have got
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this, we have got this. _ did not go your way. we have got this, we have got this. the i this, we have got this. the goalkeeper _ this, we have got this. the goalkeeper has _ this, we have got this. tin; goalkeeper has been this, we have got this- goalkeeper has been fantastic, this, we have got this— goalkeeper has been fantastic, he was signed straight after in that summer and you have got the spine of the team from four years ago but it looks so strong now.— the team from four years ago but it looks so strong now. absolutely, no doubt about — looks so strong now. absolutely, no doubt about it, _ looks so strong now. absolutely, no doubt about it, we _ looks so strong now. absolutely, no doubt about it, we have _ looks so strong now. absolutely, no doubt about it, we have got - looks so strong now. absolutely, no doubt about it, we have got the i looks so strong now. absolutely, no | doubt about it, we have got the best goalkeeper in the world at the moment _ goalkeeper in the world at the moment. you cannot do without someone — moment. you cannot do without someone like that.— moment. you cannot do without someone like that. there you go, the best team. — someone like that. there you go, the best team. the _ someone like that. there you go, the best team, the best _ someone like that. there you go, the best team, the best goalkeeper i someone like that. there you go, the best team, the best goalkeeper in i best team, the best goalkeeper in the world, it should be a special night. 1 the world, it should be a special niuht. �* the world, it should be a special ni. ht. . ., �* ., . the world, it should be a special niuht. �* ., . ., ., the world, it should be a special night. i can't wait. we are going to love it, it will— night. i can't wait. we are going to love it, it will be _ night. i can't wait. we are going to love it, it will be the _ night. i can't wait. we are going to love it, it will be the third - night. i can't wait. we are going to love it, it will be the third cup i love it, it will be the third cup that— love it, it will be the third cup that we — love it, it will be the third cup that we witi— love it, it will be the third cup that we will win _ love it, it will be the third cup that we will win the _ love it, it will be the third cup that we will win the season. l love it, it will be the third cupj that we will win the season. a love it, it will be the third cup that we will win the season. a word about real madrid, _ that we will win the season. a word about real madrid, we _ that we will win the season. a word about real madrid, we have - that we will win the season. a word about real madrid, we have to i that we will win the season. a word | about real madrid, we have to keep things balanced, what they did in the knockout rounds, they were down and out against psg and found a way and out against psg and found a way and against chelsea they found a way, that incredible semifinal against manchester city, those late goals, you cannot blink in this final. , , ., , ., , final. definitely not but we always find a way. _ final. definitely not but we always find a way, that _ final. definitely not but we always find a way, that is _ final. definitely not but we always find a way, that is ours, _ final. definitely not but we always find a way, that is ours, we i final. definitely not but we always find a way, that is ours, we are i find a way, that is ours, we are mentality— find a way, that is ours, we are mentality monsters, _ find a way, that is ours, we are mentality monsters, we - find a way, that is ours, we are mentality monsters, we can i find a way, that is ours, we are i mentality monsters, we can make it happen _ mentality monsters, we can make it happen we — mentality monsters, we can make it
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happen. we have _ mentality monsters, we can make it happen. we have got— mentality monsters, we can make it happen. we have got players- mentality monsters, we can make it happen. we have got players all- mentality monsters, we can make itl happen. we have got players all over the pitch _ happen. we have got players all over the itch. ~ ., , , . ., the pitch. what is your prediction? 3-1. 2-0. thank— the pitch. what is your prediction? 3-1. 2-0. thank you, _ the pitch. what is your prediction? 3-1. 2-0. thank you, enjoy - the pitch. what is your prediction? 3-1. 2-0. thank you, enjoy the i 3-1. 2-0. thank you, en'oy the match. enjoy. �* 3-1. 2-0. thank you, en'oy the match. enjoy. these i 3-1. 2-0. thank you, enjoy the match. enjoy. these fans i 3-1. 2-0. thank you, enjoy the match. enjoy. these fans will. 3—1. 2—0. thank you, enjoy the match. enjoy. these fans will enjoy it. let us leave it with the fans, shall become a kick—off at eight o'clock in the champions league final. liverpoolare o'clock in the champions league final. liverpool are against real madrid. 19 european titles between them, it should be a cracker. 1 madrid. 19 european titles between them, it should be a cracker. i have to sa , them, it should be a cracker. i have to say. that — them, it should be a cracker. i have to say. that is _ them, it should be a cracker. i have to say, that is their _ them, it should be a cracker. i have to say, that is their sense _ them, it should be a cracker. i have to say, that is their sense of - to say, that is their sense of humour, we have got a goalkeeper this time! memories of kyiv remind you of how much has changed for that city as much as for football. thank you very much. it is all on five live, i don't think we have got the television rights at the moment. to listen in, we will have all the highlights and the goals later in due course.
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the first case of monkeypox has been detected in latin america. the world health organization says it expects the number of infections to continue to rise. argentina's health ministry says the first confirmed case is a man who recently travelled from spain. about 200 monkeypox infections have now been detected in countries outside africa, where the disease is usually found. wendy urquhart reports. the latest laboratory to confirm a case of monkeypox outside of africa. reportedly a a0—year—old man who recently returned from spain to argentina where residents reacted to the news. translation: where is this going? for example this pandemic, is it going to end or not? i think this is going to continue and they will come one after the other, all the time, unless we become more conscientious. i hope that it is not something that involves to be more and more complicated for our everyday life. of the 200 cases recorded recently, around half in the uk where the health security agency
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says monkeypox patients should avoid any contact with their pets for 21 days. virologists fear that the virus could get into domestic animals and ping—pong between them and humans. cases are also mounting in spain, one of over 20 countries where the disease has spread. but the message from the world health organization is that this can be controlled. we are afraid that there will be spreading in community, but currently this is hard to assess as a risk, we think that if we put in place the right measures now, we probably can contain this easily. the who said a mass vaccination programme was not required. smallpox jabs could be given to close contacts of those affected. wendy urquhart, bbc news. some of the biggest stars of stage and screen have issued a call to arms against what they term ageism
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against women in their industry, which they say is �*outdated, harmful and neglects the millions of audience members who appreciate seeing women over a5 telling the stories of our lives'. the likes of keeley hawes, harriet walter, juliet stevenson, meera syal, liam neeson and david tennant have signed an open letter, demanding parity between male and female leads on screen when it comes to age and gender. joining me are nicky clark, disability campaigner and founder of the �*acting your age campaign' and juliet stevenson, a bafta nominated stage and screen actor. welcome to you both, lovely to have you with us this afternoon. let me ask you, you launch this campaign some years ago, why do you think this letter now is timely? 1 some years ago, why do you think this letter now is timely?- this letter now is timely? i think because and _ this letter now is timely? i think because and as _ this letter now is timely? i think because and as you _ this letter now is timely? i think because and as you say, - this letter now is timely? i think because and as you say, four i this letter now is timely? i think i because and as you say, four years ago i launched this campaign and i think it has struck a chord and i think it has struck a chord and i think it has been a problem in the
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industry for as long as there has been an industry, really, there has been an industry, really, there has been his idea of a sort of perceived female sexual currency and that is for youth. whilst men on screen have a whole life, women still have a she” a whole life, women still have a shelf life and i think everybody in the industry and that is men, women, younger people, older women, the industry and that is men, women, younger people, olderwomen, older men, arejust tired of it. i think they recognise that if we are going to establish, as we have, 50—50 gender parity, on—screen, on stage, in advertising, news and presenting across the board, but also has to apply, excuse me, to women over the age of a5, because that is absolutely has been identified, not just in my data research, but with ofcom, that at a5, up to that age, everything is equal between men and women, but over that age, that is
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when it exponentially falls away and after 50 it is virtually nonexistent, women of my age. juliet, what is your experience? you are a star in your younger years as an actor, you have continued to work, but have you found that choice, the variety of roles offered to you has noticeably declined, in your a0s? {3h to you has noticeably declined, in our 405? , , , �* ., your 405? oh yes, hugely. i'm mean i would say. — your 405? oh yes, hugely. i'm mean i would say. l'm — your 405? oh yes, hugely. i'm mean i would say, i'm not— your 405? oh yes, hugely. i'm mean i would say, i'm not campaigning i your 405? oh yes, hugely. i'm mean i would say, i'm not campaigning on i would say, i'm not campaigning on behalf— would say, i'm not campaigning on behalf of— would say, i'm not campaigning on behalf of myself, i have joined the campaign — behalf of myself, i have joined the campaign on behalf of other actors, actresses, — campaign on behalf of other actors, actresses, and many of whom i know who are _ actresses, and many of whom i know who are really wonderful and talented, amazing performers, who work fine _ talented, amazing performers, who work fine in — talented, amazing performers, who work fine in their 20s and 30s and then— work fine in their 20s and 30s and then literally meet this fall off a cliff edge, it is like road kill, if the acting _ cliff edge, it is like road kill, if the acting industry as a highway, you chug — the acting industry as a highway, you chug along in your 20s and 30s and then— you chug along in your 20s and 30s and then the careers of women stop or die _ and then the careers of women stop or die and _ and then the careers of women stop or die and many women cannot keep working _ or die and many women cannot keep working or— or die and many women cannot keep working or if —
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or die and many women cannot keep working or if they do, they are playing — working or if they do, they are playing marginal roles and it is without — playing marginal roles and it is without question true. i did notice that and _ without question true. i did notice that and a — without question true. i did notice that and a lot of what i played now is in support of the male protagonist and i am one of the lucky— protagonist and i am one of the lucky ones _ protagonist and i am one of the lucky ones and i know that, i work a lot and _ lucky ones and i know that, i work a lot and i_ lucky ones and i know that, i work a lot and i am — lucky ones and i know that, i work a lot and i am fortunate, as the industry— lot and i am fortunate, as the industry goes, and i recognise that, but i industry goes, and i recognise that, but i am _ industry goes, and i recognise that, but i am talking about other actresses, but also audiences. really, — actresses, but also audiences. really, this is important to me, women — really, this is important to me, women over 40 constitute a large percentage of those who watch television and stream movies and go to the _ television and stream movies and go to the cinema. they are not seeing their— to the cinema. they are not seeing their narrative is told and not seen women _ their narrative is told and not seen women of— their narrative is told and not seen women of their age group and experience represented in cliched and stereotypical ways, the kind of grumpy grandmother or the gorgeous, the reliable pa or you know, the bad mother— the reliable pa or you know, the bad mother or— the reliable pa or you know, the bad mother or the wonderful wife at home, — mother or the wonderful wife at home, wearing a lot of aprons and carrying _ home, wearing a lot of aprons and carrying a — home, wearing a lot of aprons and carrying a lot of tries and sitting behind — carrying a lot of tries and sitting behind a — carrying a lot of tries and sitting behind a lot of desks, but they are very rarely— behind a lot of desks, but they are very rarely holding a narrative in shaping — very rarely holding a narrative in shaping that narrative.—
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very rarely holding a narrative in shaping that narrative. there are some actresses _ shaping that narrative. there are some actresses i _ shaping that narrative. there are some actresses i was _ shaping that narrative. there are some actresses i was thinking i shaping that narrative. there are | some actresses i was thinking of, shaping that narrative. there are l some actresses i was thinking of, i was doing a list in the office, and i thought some of them are on the signatories, but the likes of annette butland,, actresses i can think of growing up, but i do not see as much of, but are still in the industry, is there a period, actors from your generation struggling to get work and then actors, when they are much older, suddenly find more interesting roles, i remember and read saying she could not get anything, she broke away to have children and found it really hard to get back into the industry, to be taken seriously and given rose again and suddenly she has a renaissance, but there is a waste of years and presumably some actresses say i cannot get back in and they give up. and we'd had a wonderful opportunity with derek
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and we'd had a wonderful opportunity with derekjacobi and we'd had a wonderful opportunity with derekjacobi —— and we'd had a wonderful opportunity with derekjacobi —— anne and we'd had a wonderful opportunity with derekjacobi —— anne reid. and we'd had a wonderful opportunity with derekjacobi —— anne reid. if

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