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tonight at 10:00 — the prime minister tells his cabinet it's time to get on with thejob after winning the confidence vote last night. we are able now to draw a line under the issues that our opponents want to talk about. and borisjohnson�*s supporters agree but with 40% of his own mps who voted against him there's still uncertainty about his future. this is like trying to drive along the m1 with two flat tyres. it is
not viable. even though you might be at the steering wheel. also tonight — the biggest train strikes in decades: tens of thousands of rail workers plan to stage three days of walk outs later this month affecting services across britain after no agreement is reached overjob cuts and pay. fuel prices keep climbing — almost £100 now to fill the average family car — amid warnings worse is to come. a dog trainer, a tech worker and a farmer — the british volunteers who've gone to ukraine to help rescue civilians trapped by the war. 0nly manuel neuer stands between him and that. only manuel neuer stands between him and that. . , ., , only manuel neuer stands between him andthat. . , ., , , :: and that. harry kane scores his 50th coal and that. harry kane scores his 50th goal against — and that. harry kane scores his 50th goal against germany _ and that. harry kane scores his 50th goal against germany in _ and that. harry kane scores his 50th goal against germany in munich. - and coming up on the bbc news channel: dustinjohnson resigns from the pga tour to play this week's saudi backed event in hertfordshire. players involved there will now not face a ban from the us open. good evening. borisjohnson has told his cabinet that it's time to �*draw a line' under the controversies and internal wrangling that resulted
in a confidence vote on his leadership last night. the prime minister said the government should focus on dealing with the aftershocks of the covid pandemic. borisjohnson saw off the leadership challenge, but with a far more narrow majority than many had expected. 148 tory mps — that's 40% of them — voted for him to go. it has prompted more speculation that his position is far from secure. here's our political editor chris mason. the prime minister took his jack russell dilyn out first thing this morning on a day when the biggest word in westminster is loyalty, or the lack of it. a few hours later, another outwardly loyal bunch gathered, the cabinet. thank you, by the way, everybody for all your good work yesterday because it was a very important day because we are able now to draw a line under the issues that our opponents want to talk about. desk thumping.
down the road from here, a bus stop, which it turns out, was on to the result last night before the rest of us. the 211 destined for keeping borisjohnson in office and 148 keen on a new driver. so where is the party going now? the former cabinet minister andrea leadsom had criticised the prime minister. the party gave its views yesterday and today is another day, we move on. the former health secretaryjeremy hunt has needed a helmet for more than a bike ride recently. i don't have any comments to make. are you still running for the leadership? i'll try not to run you over. thanks _ boris johnson's allies were really riled yesterday by what they saw as him manoeuvring towards a leadership bid with his criticism of the prime minister. and talking of other possible contenders to replace borisjohnson at some point, they insist their attention, for now, is on the dayjob. my 100% focus is on my role as foreign secretary. there is a lot to do. we need to carry on supporting ukraine, we need to make sure that russia is driven out of ukraine. the prime minister
visited ukraine in april. he said, "boris, thank you." dyakuyw _ and today received an endorsement from the country's leader. president zelensky described mrjohnson is a realfriend of ukraine, and that he was very grateful he hadn't lost such an ally. but a former conservative party leader said trying to carry on when 40% of your mps want rid of you isn't sustainable. this is like trying to drive along the m1 with two flat tyres. and, you know, you can say you are at the steering wheel but is it really viable? you're not going to get to the end of the motorway. and just off the m1mrjohnson soon faces the verdict of voters. there are two by—elections this month in seats the conservatives did hold. one of them is here in wakefield in west yorkshire. i don't trust borisjohnson at all. i think what he's been doing
recently is just terrible. i think he's been incredibly unlucky, and now it would appear that his own team are out to get him. the opposition parties are delighted. this is catastrophic - for the prime minister. but i think what's more important, i actually, is the overwhelming public opinion that borisjohnson broke the rules and shouldn't - be prime minister. getting rid of a prime minister who doesn't want to go is not easy. and those who want to turf borisjohnson out have had a go and failed, and so they will now bide their time. losing two by—elections later this month, if that were to happen, could bring conservative mps' anxieties back to the boil. but even then, dislodging borisjohnson will not be easy. what we have is an awkward stalemate. the prime minister's internal critics have squashed at least some of his authority. but while thejubilee bunting is being removed in downing street, the man who lives here is not.
chris mason, bbc news, at westminster. tens of thousands of rail workers are to stage three days of strike action towards the end ofjune — it would be the biggest walkout in decades. members of the rmt union on network rail and 13 train operators will strike onjune 21st, 23rd and 25th. london underground workers are also due to walk out on 21st. the separate disputes are over pay, jobs and pensions. a number of big sporting and music events — including glastonbury — will be affected. here's our transport correspondent katy austin. the wheels are in motion for the biggest rail strike the country has seenin biggest rail strike the country has seen in decades. these passengers at london's king's cross station today had just heard the news. disgraceful. people need transport and need to be able to get to work. prounion, pro—strikes, pro—people needing _ prounion, pro—strikes, pro—people needing to — prounion, pro—strikes, pro—people needing to do what they need to do
to get— needing to do what they need to do to get their wages up.| needing to do what they need to do to get their wages up. | igrill needing to do what they need to do to get their wages up.— to get their wages up. i will have to get their wages up. i will have to work from _ to get their wages up. i will have to work from home, _ to get their wages up. i will have to work from home, i _ to get their wages up. i will have to work from home, i won't - to get their wages up. i will have to work from home, i won't be . to get their wages up. i will have i to work from home, i won't be able to work from home, i won't be able to come _ to work from home, i won't be able to come into — to work from home, i won't be able to come into london _ to work from home, i won't be able to come into london which - to work from home, i won't be able to come into london which isn't - to come into london which isn't ideai— to come into london which isn't ideal because _ to come into london which isn't ideal because now— to come into london which isn't ideal because now you're - to come into london which isn't . ideal because now you're meeting people _ ideal because now you're meeting pe0pie and doing _ ideal because now you're meeting people and doing things— ideal because now you're meeting people and doing things with - ideal because now you're meeting i people and doing things with them. the rmt_ people and doing things with them. the rmt union— people and doing things with them. the rmt union says _ people and doing things with them. the rmt union says the _ people and doing things with them. the rmt union says the dispute - people and doing things with them. the rmt union says the dispute is i the rmt union says the dispute is over pay and it has accused network rail of planning to cut thousands of jobs. the rail industry and the transport secretary have branded the strike as premature, which the rmt has rejected. we strike as premature, which the rmt has rejected-— strike as premature, which the rmt has re'ected. ~ ., ., , has re'ected. we are not “umping the nun has rejected. we are not “umping the nun and has rejected. we are not “umping the gun and talks — has rejected. we are not “umping the gun and talks have _ has rejected. we are not “umping the gun and talks have just _ has rejected. we are notjumping the gun and talks have just begun, - gun and talks havejust begun, we began two years ago at the start of covid. there are intent on cutting thousands ofjobs in the railway and we think that threatens it safe safety because they're cutting the safety because they're cutting the safety regime to do that, they are threatening our members' conditions and will not give a pay rise. most of our members have not had a pay dealfor two or three of our members have not had a pay deal for two or three years and we need to resolve those issues now. in addition to workers at 13 train companies, network rail staff, who include signallers, are due to walk out. they are crucial to the network being able to operate and they haven't taken part in nationwide action like this since 1994. the
scale of the action means that there will be significant disruption to passenger and freight services across britain, with only 20% of services able to run on strike days. the dates to have been announced fall in a week when a number of major sporting and cultural events are scheduled including glastonbury festival. the rail industry is under pressure to save money. the government poured in billions to keep services going through the pandemic. passenger numbers and revenue have not recovered to pre—covid levels. the industry trade body said tonight he wanted to find a solution that would avoid strikes and achieve a fair for passengers, taxpayers and staff.— and achieve a fair for passengers, taxpayers and staff. nobody wins out of strikes so — taxpayers and staff. nobody wins out of strikes so it's _ taxpayers and staff. nobody wins out of strikes so it's really _ taxpayers and staff. nobody wins out of strikes so it's really important - of strikes so it's really important to get back round the table and try and resolve this matter. striking will only disadvantage customers, the economy and staff themselves. contingency measures are being worked on to try and keep as many passengers and goods moving on the railway as possible if the strike
goes ahead. the impact of each of those three strike days will spill over into the next, which means for most of that week later this month there will be severely reduced services. there is concern among rail freight businesses about the potential impact on the supply chains, and work will be going on behind—the—scenes now to look at me behind—the—scenes now to look at me be prioritising certain goods to be transported on the railways. for example, fuel to power stations. the rmt union has insisted it is open to what it has said would be meaningful talks with rail bosses and ministers, but it says new proposals will be needed to avoid months of disruption. katie austin, thank you. fuel prices have hit a new record high. the motoring group, the rac, has warned that average fuel prices could hit £2 per litre this summer. it now costs almost £100 to fill an average family car with petrol — and more if you use diesel. it's hitting haulage firms hard too — one company says it costs £20,000
more a year to run just one lorry. jon donnison reports. prices at the pumps are on the up again. and drivers in birmingham and london told us it is having an impact. it's too much. so we need to think about using the car or buying food. i couldn't cope, i couldn't afford it. so yeah, i use public transport now. many businesses are finding things tough, too. including this family run coach company which is paying 52% more for diesel than last september. we have actually sold two coaches to try and alleviate some of the costs already, as a last resort. and it's gutting. generally, inflation in the uk, the rate at which prices are rising, is running at a 40—year high of 9% and hauliers say the cost of transporting goods will be felt at the tills. by passing on these costs to customers, which operators absolutely have to do to stay in business, what we're going to see
is the price of goods in the shops increasing. the chancellor cut fuel duty by 5p in march and prices fell a bit. but they have now risen again, hitting a series of fresh record highs. the wholesale price for a barrel of oil has gone up again lately, although it is not as high as it was in march, soon after russia invaded ukraine. so why are there new records on the forecourts now? experts say it is a combination of an unfavourable exchange rate, rising global demand, and sanctions on russia. 25% of our diesel in the uk was actually russian refined diesel. we don't have the refining capacity, and nor does the whole of europe, to make sufficient products of refined products such as petrol, diesel and jet fuel. and so that has really pushed the refined products much higher than crude. labour has called on ministers
to tackle what it called brutal petrol hikes. the department for business said the cut to fuel duty had been the biggest ever. but it's unlikely that the pressure on motorists' wallets will ease soon. jon donnison, bbc news. they are british volunteers and they're in eastern ukraine. a dog trainerfrom kent, a farmerfrom cornwall, and a technology executive from sussex — the youngest is 21 — and they're all risking their lives in the donbas region — to help civilians flee the war zone. most of the people they're saving are too frail and elderly to get themselves out of danger. our international correspondent 0rla guerin has been speaking to them about the evacuation missions they've been running. the hard days are when you can't take everyone out. i have had phone calls with my mum where she has been in tears. but they are just really proud of what i'm doing out here. i don't feel like there's anything else i could be doing that's more important than this. a briefing before they head off into harm's way.
we'll probably be stopping en route to pick up the patient. as they have done every day for months in a van driven over from england. these volunteers from different walks of life teamed up here in ukraine. they fund themselves, and prefer not to be named. the youngest is 21, a dog trainer from kent who has done a course in trauma first aid. when we are out on evacuations we are very alert to what is going on. there have been a few moments you feel it's a bit close for comfort. as much danger as we are in we also feel quite prepared and reliable as a team. it is a world away from her home in sussex and previous career in technology.
it is hands—on. her own family knows this trauma. her grandmother had to flee poland during the second world war. the team has helped around 150 ukrainians to flee. including anastasia who is 96. we just want to get things done without any bureaucracy or red tape. we work every day because this is what we care about and do and this is what matters. because we are all europeans and an attack on ukraine by russia is an attack on all of us and we care about it. back in the uk, he was caring for sheep and cattle on a farm in cornwall. no preparation for aid work in a war zone in eastern ukraine. some people at home will say what are guys doing?
why don't you leave it to the ukrainians or the big organisations? good question. i did not expect we would be needed or wanted in this sort of role. but we are. the ukrainians that we are working with want to see us doing this and they seem to think we are doing a good job~ — in an ideal world, we would be redundant, but we are not. they brought anastasia to the train station for a journey away from the east. it has come to this, for a survivor of world war ii, who lived to see europe's newest war. tomorrow, the team will evacuate more ukrainians towards relative safety, but away from home. you hope that you are doing the right thing, taking them away. and you think about that for every person you evacuate. will they get to come back?
ukrainians are tied to the lands and i was told if you take a ukrainian away from that then they will die. that is why whenever i evacuate a woman i will pick her a flower from outside her building. i can't give them anything else to take with them but i can give them the flower to take. it's the only thing i can do. 0rla guerin's report from the eastern donbas region. more and more parents in england are being issued with fines because their children are missing school. a bbc investigation has found that by the easter holidays this year 71,000 fines had been issued. between october and april — parents were given fines totalling more than 3.5 million pounds. there's growing concern about the children still missing from the classroom — since the covid pandemic. 0ur education editor branwen jeffreys reports from middlesborough. morning, ladies. yes, big man. you all right? the school day starts early.
come on in, it's 8.30. and so does the effort to track down missing pupils, now harder after the disruption of covid. by nine o'clock, school attendance officers are calling families. hello, i'm just calling from unity city academy. is she coming in today? could you give her a call and see if she's on her way? 0k. thank you. i've got about 15 off at the minute. right, i think we should visit this one. we haven't seen her for two days. katie and emma work with year ten, following up children each day if they don't arrive. i've done about 15 yesterday and i think three answered the door. if it's a genuine reason, they will answer the door. but i try and be friendly with them to begin with and say to them, look, we don't want you to get into trouble. this is what's going to happen. do it that way to begin with. and then, like katie said, it's tough love after that. out on the visits,
often there's no answer. a letter offers help, but this is also a warning. parents can be fined £60, rising to £120 if they don't pay quickly. this student's only been to school four days in the last 12 weeks. four days? yeah. there's been a lot of things put in place by school. so later starts, early finishes, taxis, lifts offered, meetings with parents. none of that's worked? none of that's worked, no. that's a bit desperate, isn't it? it is. a lot of it is family, like generations of people who don't go to school. and then they don't get a job, and itjust carries on. it's trying to break that cycle. for some teenagers, pressures at home and lockdowns didn't help. it takes a lot of effort to get back to coming every day. i didn't want to see anyone, didn't want to talk. i just felt, like, miserable.
and i know i made it worse staying in the house. and i'm so glad that i'm not doing that any more, because i wouldn't be in the same place i am now. but your grades are good. pupils here with good attendance get treats. schools are under pressure to deliver. the government has made this a top priority and wants a consistent approach across england. the fines are a reasonable amount of money potentially at that end point, but the court system can take an awfully long time. the ultimate impact of them, i'm not so sure of how useful it is, but it is a process that we obviously have to then follow through. how satisfying is it when you make a breakthrough? really satisfying, really satisfying. you feel like you've made a difference to that child's life and that child's future. and that's why here they're making such an effort after covid. branwyn jeffreys, bbc news, middlesbrough.
minimum pricing for alcohol in scotland was meant to persuade people to cut back on drinking. but a new study from public health scotland has found that for the heaviest drinkers, that's not happend. instead, there's evidence they've been spending less on essentials such as food and energy instead. minimum unit pricing for alcohol in scotland was introduced in may 2018. it means that all licensed premises have to charge at least 50p per unit of alcohol. a law introducing the same minimum alcohol price in wales came into force in 2020. 0ur scotland editor james cook reports. when i'm drinking, it's between a litre and two litres of vodka a day. constantine has been struggling with booze for his entire adult life. it's landed him in hospital five times this year. so why do you drink? because i'm addicted. that's the easy answer. because i drink when i'm sad. i drink when i'm happy.
minimum pricing makes the strongest drinks more expensive. but does it work? i never even noticed that the price had gone up. it made absolutely no difference whatsoever. if it was a case of buying a burger, you know, or a meal or eating or buying alcohol, i'd buy alcohol. today's report found that story typical among hardcore drinkers. you need to try to prevent people
getting dependent on alcohol in the first place. and that is happening, according to one charity whose volunteers build relationships with problem drinkers and the shops which sell them the booze. if the man at the corner shop understands that there is a local charity who supports people who continue to drink, with loneliness and isolation, if we concentrate our efforts there, then we have a really good chance of reducing alcohol harm. there has been other research which is more positive about the effect of minimum pricing, suggesting that overall sales of alcohol were cut by the policy. but this latest study just highlights the depth and the complexity of this problem and the damage that booze continues to do to certain sections of scottish society. the policy is up for review soon but the first minister remains committed. it the first minister remains committed.— the first minister remains committed. , ., , ,, committed. it is a complex issue so this is 'ust committed. it is a complex issue so this isjust one _ committed. it is a complex issue so this isjust one piece _
committed. it is a complex issue so this isjust one piece of— committed. it is a complex issue so this isjust one piece of research - this is just one piece of research which is important but will be part of an overall wholesale evaluation of an overall wholesale evaluation of the policy. of an overall wholesale evaluation of the policy-— of an overall wholesale evaluation ofthe oli . �* , ,., ., of the policy. and ministers are now talkin: of the policy. and ministers are now talking about _ of the policy. and ministers are now talking about pushing _ of the policy. and ministers are now talking about pushing the _ of the policy. and ministers are now talking about pushing the minimum| talking about pushing the minimum price even higher. james cook, bbc news, edinburgh. the mother of the music entrepreneur, jamal edwards, who died in february this year at the age of 31, has revealed that the cause of death was a heart problem after taking recreational drugs. the youtube star helped launch the careers of some of the biggest stars in music today including ed sheeran and stormzy. jamaal edwards was the music entrepreneur whose sbtv youtube channel helped launch the careers of stars like stormzy, dave, and ed sheeran. over 15 years, he grew the channel into a media empire. everyone in my area was an mc, and i remember i was sitting
there and i was thinking, "why can't i find these online?" his death in february, aged just 31, shocked musicians and fans. many paying tribute at a mural that had been created for him three years earlier in west london. at the opening of his inquest, the assistant coroner said there was reason to suspect that he had not died from natural causes. and on social media, his mother brenda, who he'd once appeared alongside on her discussion show loose women, said she was in a state of shock after being told that he died from heart problems caused by taking recreational drugs. she said, "it's so important that we help drive more conversation about the unpredictability of recreational drugs and the impact that they can have. how it takes just one bad reaction to destroy lives. i would do anything to have my son back, but that is just not possible, so if i can help save one life, then we will have achieved something."
during his lifetime this mural was commissioned in order to inspire a new generation of youth. his mother hopes, as well as that, younger people in particular will be in a position to learn from the sad, tragic circumstances of jamal edwards' death. lizo mzimba, bbc news, acton. the british number 0ne tennis champion, emma raducanu, says she has "no idea" whether she will be fit for wimbledon in three weeks time after being forced to pull out of a match today because of what she called a freak injury. she retired from the game afterjust half an hour as our sports correspondent andy swiss reports. emma raducanu! it started with a smile but, for emma raducanu, it would prove an ultimately painful day. moments into her opening match at nottingham she seemed to feel a twinge in her left side. there was a break as she took some painkillers before receiving treatment on the court. and after several minutes,
she was eventually able to carry on, but not for long. at 4—3 down in the first set, she decided she could not continue. ladies and gentlemen, unfortunately emma raducanu is forced to retire due to an injury. the disappointment was clear and so was the concern. with wimbledon less than three weeks away, raducanu says she's not sure if she will be fit. i've got no idea, you know? it could have just seized up and spasmed and it's really bad for a few days. i've got no idea. i can't diagnose myself, so i'll get it checked out. i'm obviously disappointed and it's really bad luck sometimes, because i feel like i've been putting really good work in, and it's almost like you just want to catch a break or something. ever since her remarkable us open victory, raducanu has struggled with both herform and herfitness. wimbledon, of course, is where she first made her name, with a stunning run last summer, but will she be back this summer?
both she and british tennis could be in for a nervous wait. andy swiss, bbc news. football now, and a late penalty gave captain harry kane his 50th international goal for england, and an equaliser, as they faced germany in the nation's league. gareth southgate had asked fans to be on their best behaviour. 0ur sports correspondent natalie pirks was watching in munich. under a watchful eye in the beer halls of munich england fans ran through their repertoire. the 2—0 win over germany last summer clearly still reason to sing. there were seven arrests before the game, including three for nazi salutes. but the german police were praised for their calm approach, and ahead of the game the atmosphere was one of excitement. so far so good. hopefully everyone can stay well behaved and enjoy their night. 3—1win, england. nothing else, 3—1win.
that optimism was tested very early on. germany flew out of the traps and kyle walker scrambled with muller ready to pounce. with a spring in their step, germany were once again on the attack. commentator: this is hofmann in a one-on-one situation! - fans breathed a huge sigh of relief as the offside flag saved england defenders�* blushes. close to half—time, saka came closest for england. what a hit! this was frustrating, to say the least. the second half started with a bang. germany once again pulling the strings. all the momentum was with the hosts. muller almost made it two, but for pickford's smart stop. it was soon germany's keeper's time to shine, though. neuer denying kane a certain equaliser. he can't believe that hasn't gone in. but kane's second chance came soon after as he was brought down.
var helped the referee, hand england a penalty. his 50th goal took him above sir bobby charlton. england's night saved at the very end. so what have we learnt? for nations league games in ten games is helping no one and england were much better when they made late substitutions at the end of the game but must say that england just over four days left for the first game against iran in the world cup will be here before we know it says harry kane and england simply must improve. that's it. now on bbc one, time for the news where you are. have a very good night.
hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are annabel denham, who's director of communications at the iea, the institute of economic affairs, the free market think tank, and also with me is the broadcaster, john stapleton. tomorrow's front pages, starting with the metro leads on the rmt�*s planned strike, which will see more than 50,000 workers walk—out on the 21st, 23rd and 25th ofjune. friends close but your enemies closer? the telegraph reports that borisjohnson is being urged to make jeremy hunt chancellor of the exchequer — to �*heal rifts within the tory party.�* the guardian reports that conservative mps are planning "vote strikes" to paralyse law—making and capitalise on the borisjohnson no—confidence vote.
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