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tonight at 10:00pm, as petrol prices keep rising, a prediction that tomorrow it could cost an unprecedented £100 to fill a typical family car. the numbers keep going up, pushed by the war in ukraine and moves to cut europe's dependence on russian oil. it's heartbreaking, believe me. it's shocking. another day i went a little bit outside the city and i paid, like, £2 per litre. iwas like... big surprise, yeah. and misery for rail travellers, as the rmt union announces a series of walk—outs over pay linked to the rising cost of living. we'll be looking at the intense pressures at home and abroad that are driving up prices and leading to industrial strife. also tonight... video footage emerges of patients
being warned of a 13—hour wait to see a doctor in a&e. the mass shooting in uvalde in texas two weeks ago which left 19 children and two adults dead. us lawmakers hear harrowing testimony from survivors. he and the artist who depicted fantasy and her own life, dame paula rego, has died at the age of 87. and coming up on the bbc news channel: it's one of the most lucrative and controversial tournaments ever. six—time major winner phil mickelson is due to tee off at the first saudi—funded liv golf event in hertfordshire.
good evening. motorists and rail travellers are bracing themselves as rising prices — and consequent demands for pay increases — combine to create a perfect travel storm. the price of petrol is soaring, largely due to the war in ukraine — and the rac is predicting the cost of filling a typical family car could go above £100 tomorrow. 0n the railways, the rmt union says the cost of living crisis, with inflation running at 9%, has prompted a planned series of walk—outs later this month. and to cap it all, there is little sign of an immediate upturn in the uk's prospects, according to the economic think—tank the oecd. it predicts 0% growth next year — meaning the uk will become the slowest growing country in the g7 group of industrial nations. our business editor simonjack reports. it's a shocking sight, but maybe not for long. fuel prices continued their relentless march upwards, with the average price of unleaded
seeing its biggest one—dayjump in 17 years to £1.78. but many are paying more. i paid, liked £2 per litre. iwas like... big surprise, yeah. i do deliveries, deliveries part time. and it'sjust, it's not worth it any more. yeah, we've gone electric. and that's the reason, because the prices — l you can see, £2 for diesel. it was impossible. global forces being felt in our pockets and particularly in the uk according to the international economic think tank, the oecd, which is forecasting a toxic mix of rocketing prices and economic stagnation. the forecast, a mix of good, bad and ugly. first, the good. at 3.6% the uk is forecast to be the fastest growing major economy in the world this year. partly as it trampolines back from one of the biggest covid—related slumps. then there's the bad. grinding to a total halt next year, growth at 0%. brexit a factor, says the oecd, hindering international trade, although these numbers don't include
recent government spending measures. and then there's the ugly — inflation due to hit 10%. prices pushed higher as a weaker pound makes imports more expensive, particularly dollar priced oil and gas. inflation is outrunning take—home pay and a summer of industrial action has already arrived, with rail workers set to follow tube workers out on a series of strikes in mid—june. we cannot passively sit round while our members become poorer and they are under a threat of losing theirjobs. that's not acceptable to us, and my members expect us to have a robust response to employers who have been completely aggressive towards our members and are putting them under threat. unions are on a collision course with managements trying to cut costs as inflation hits consumer spending. we do recognise that in order to run the railway more efficiently, we need to do it with fewer people. we're using technology now in a way that just wasn't possible ten years ago and that means we need to change the way that we use our people. public sector workers have been told not to expect inflation matching pay
rises by a chancellor wanting to cut taxes, working for a prime minister with problems of his own. the scene is set for a pay showdown that may have onlyjust begun. simon jack, bbc news. soaring food prices are contributing to the squeeze on family budgets, but today russia's foreign minister denied the war in ukraine was the cause, even though there's been a collapse in essential ukrainian exports of grain. sergei lavrov made his comments in turkey, where talks are ongoing to find agreement on how to unblock shipments from ukraine. the world trade organization said that grain shortages as a result of the war will lead to a "disastrous situation worldwide." our global trade correspondent dharshini david reports. ukraine's crops can usually feed 400 million mouths, but russia stands accused of turning that breadbasket into a stealth missile.
90% of grain typically leaves by ship, but most are stuck in fields or silos as blockades at ports slow exports to a trickle. my friend, how are you? the russian foreign minister was in turkey to discuss how grain corridors, a safe passage for ships, could be created, but was making no commitments nor accepting any responsibility. translation: to solve this problem, the only thing needed _ is for the ukrainians to let vessels out of their ports, either by clearing mines or by marking out safe corridors. nothing more is required. ukraine is one of the world's largest exporters of cereal crops and oils. before the war, 12% of global wheat exports came from ukraine, almost half of sunflower oil, and it provided around 18% of maize exports. but with most of these being transported by sea, the amount being exported has slumped. and that means some countries, chiefly in africa and the middle east,
will be hit hard. egypt has been receiving a quarter of its wheat from ukraine, libya almost half, and lebanon more than 60%. and taking a chunk out of the world's supply means prices have soared since the invasion, affecting every corner of the globe. can a deal to get exports moving be struck? the world trade organization is one of those trying to solve this crisis. having 20 to 25 million tonnes of grain sitting both in ukrainian ports and in granaries�* warehouses, it's really sad when we see prices rising so high. at the moment there is no progress. what if there is no agreement? what are your concerns? if we are not able to evacuate the grains in ukraine now and then they have a harvest coming up injuly, with a similar quantity that will go to waste, then you can see that this will work its way through for the next year or two
and that will be really, really disastrous. the clock is ticking. 49 million people are already on the brink of famine. a more prolonged humanitarian crisis could be looming. dharshini david, bbc news. ukraine's second city of kharkiv has come under renewed attack with a number of russian missile strikes over the past 2a hours. although russia's main focus remains the donbas region further south, kharkiv is just 20 miles from the border, and the strikes have raised concerns that it could again become a target for intense russian artillery fire. wyre davies has this report from the city. after a relatively benign few weeks, kharkiv has again become the focus of russian attacks. a late—night missile strike on this shopping centre in the eastern suburbs caused considerable damage but no casualties. elsewhere in the city, a man was reportedly killed
and several others injured in another bombing. munitions explode. right at the start of this war, as russian troops invaded, there was intense fighting around kharkiv, a key russian objective. ukraine's second largest city, an important industrial complex and just 20 miles from the russian border. but ukrainian troops prevailed... man shouts. ..forcing the russians back, but not far. and that's the problem. from just across the border, kharkiv and its 1.4 million residents are still well within range of russian artillery and missiles. translation: we are worried - because people started coming back to the city with their children and families, yet it's all starting again, really bad things, the bombardments are even more intense.
much of the focus of recent russian attacks has been down in the donbas region, but recent intelligence reports do suggest that the russians might be regrouping and refocusing, attacking again places like kharkiv further to the north. it's a monumental effort defending the donbas cities of severodonetsk and lysychansk, where civilians struggle to survive under relentless russian fire. if russia was to amplify the northern and eastern fronts, it would undoubtedly stretch limited ukrainian resources. president zelensky has appealed for more military help. longer range rocket launchers have been promised by the uk and others. but time is of the essence. munitions explode. wyre davies, bbc news, kharkiv. the health secretary has promised to overhaul the running of health and social care services in england,
after a major review found evidence of discrimination and bullying. sajid javid pledged to bring health leadership "into the 21st century" but video evidence from an a&e department in essex has highlighted the many challenges facing the nhs. health editor hugh pym joins me. a wait of up to 13 hours, very alarming. what has the reaction been? , , h alarming. what has the reaction been? , ,. , alarming. what has the reaction been? , , ,, ,. , ., been? very depressing scenes from that a&e department _ been? very depressing scenes from that a&e department and _ been? very depressing scenes from that a&e department and probably l been? very depressing scenes from i that a&e department and probably not an isolated example. we showed the video to health secretary sajid javid and he said it's not what anyone wants to see, not what i want to see, he said. he argued record levels of support were going to the front line. the hospital itself said it was a time of extremely high
demand. a slightly awkward day for sajid javid to be launching his report on health and social care leadership in england, compiled by a team led by a retired general and an nhs boss. they said they had found examples of inspirational leadership. but they set out a whole catalogue of problems and weaknesses, a lack of consistency, inadequate training, they said, and evidence of bullying and discrimination and they came up with a whole set of recommendations. sajid javid said he would accept them. he particularly emphasised the need to get the best managers in the most challenging areas because of the big variation in leadership and outcomes for patients. all of this will take time. right now there is extreme pressure across the uk on front line services, ambulance services and hospitals and waiting times for patients.— services and hospitals and waiting times for patients. hugh pym, thank ou. us lawmakers have been hearing evidence from survivors and their families about the mass
shooting at a primary school in texas two weeks ago. an 18—year—old gunman used a powerful assault rifle to kill 19 students and two teachers. since then there's been yet another nationwide debate about the sale of firearms. our north america editor sarah smith reports, and some of what you'll hear is quite distressing. this is the last photograph of lexi rubio, getting a school prize just hours before she was shot dead, the last time her parents saw her. we don't want you to think of lexi as just a number. she was intelligent, compassionate and athletic. she was quiet, shy, unless she had a point to make. when she knew was right, as she so often was, she stood her ground. kimberly rubio is demanding lawmakers take action on gun control to ban assault weapons like the one used in uvalde, texas. so today we stand for lexi, and as her voice we demand action. we seek a ban on assault rifles and high—capacity magazines. we understand that, for some
reason, to some people — to people with money, to people who fund political campaigns — that guns are more important than children. so at this moment we ask for progress. miah cerrillo was in the classroom when the gunman burst in. in this video recorded for the committee, she told them what happened. as the shooting continued, she smeared herself in the blood of a classmate to pretend she was dead. dr roy guerrero described the horror of seeing the first young casualties arrive at the hospital. but what i did find was something no
prayer will ever relieve. two children whose bodies had been pulverised by bullets fired at them, decapitated, whose flesh had been ripped apart, that the only clue of their identities was their blood splattered cartoon clothes still clinging to them. clinging for life and finding none. the tragedy in uvalde has provoked a nationwide conversation about gun control. there are cross—party talks going on about new laws, but any legislation they can agree on will fall far short of what is being demanded. there will not be a ban on assault weapons. they can't even agree on raising the legal minimum age to buy one from 18 to 21. president biden is powerless to do anything about gun control without the support of at least some republicans. so despite an epidemic of mass shootings across america, nearly 250 already this year, any significant reform remains highly unlikely. sarah smith, bbc news, washington.
cineworld has cancelled all uk screenings of a film about the daughter of the prophet muhammad, after protests outside some cinemas. the film, made by a shia muslim film—maker and cleric, features revered figures in early sunni islam, suggesting parallels between their actions and those of the islamic state group in iraq. cineworld said it wanted to ensure the safety of staff and customers, but makers of the film said the company had caved in. our religion editor aleem maqbool reports. take it down! passions are high at this protest, small as it is. take it down! but there have been demonstrations like it elsewhere in the country, all over the release of a new film. this movie will not be played! god willjudge all of you. the issue for some isn't really about depictions of the prophet muhammad, but about interpretations of early muslim history. demonstrators didn't
like the shia muslim film—maker's portrayal of sunni muslim leaders in a story about the life of the film's heroine, the daughter of the prophet. her legacy lives on. protests led to this statement from cineworld. we are very insulted. the imam leading this demonstration in bradford told me later he felt compelled to speak out. if this film is going to depict the earliest central figures of islam as, you know, akin to isis, then this will be grossly misrepresentative of muslims. what do you say to those people who say you're entitled, perfectly entitled, to be offended by something, what you're not entitled to do is intimidate people at the cinema? i fully agree with that. we definitely should not be intimidating people at the cinema. but they felt intimidated enough that the cinema
pulled the screenings. that is an opinion of some people who... how they may perceive it, but the way we see it is as our right to voice our concern and peacefully protest. but he and others have also called for the film to be banned here. the film's producer hasn't been entirely unhappy with the row. i mean, it's free publicity, at the end of the day. and i tell you, a large, large population across the uk have just heard of the film for the first time. from the other side, i was of course disappointed, very disappointed about this because, of course, no one should dictate for the british public what they can and cannot watch or discuss. he's been critical of those cinemas that have stopped showing the film, but others are still showing it. that's why this protest is going on here.
but it's interesting to see that in the foyer of the cinema, even, there are no signs that the film is being shown, so worried are they about further trouble. aleem maqbool, bbc news, in west london. a woman has been killed and 1a schoolchildren injured after a car drove into a crowd on a street in berlin. the person who died was a schoolteacher who was on a trip with a class of teenagers. the incident happened during the morning rush—hour on one of the city's busiest shopping streets. the driver, a 29—year—old man has been detained — but police say it is unclear whether the incident was intentional or an accident. former hollywood film producer harvey weinstein is facing two criminal charges of indecent assault. the alleged offences took place in london 26 years ago. the metropolitan police charged mr weinstein, aged 70, after reviewing the evidence against him. borisjohnson told mps that nothing will stop the government delivering for the british people,
after he survived a vote of confidence earlier this week. in two weeks' time, the voters of tiverton and honiton in devon will get a chance to give their verdict in a by—election, triggered after the conservative mp neil parish admitted watching pornography in parliament and stood down. our political correspondent alex forsyth has been gauging the mood. tom's family has farmed this land for decades. it sits in a quiet corner of devon, usually considered safe tory turf. now, though, there's a lot of political noise here. opposition parties are trying to overturn the conservative vote. at this farming business, they're trying to decide which way to go. with rising costs and a labour squeeze, they are disillusioned. it's notjust the conservatives i think people are fed up with. i don't think there's anyone in westminster, really, that represents anyone on the ground. i mean, you know, labour and the lib dems have had a golden opportunity now.
they seem to be lacking policy. everyone seems to be a career politician now. there seems to be a lack of people from industry. so perhaps a political hill to climb in this rural seat. the lib dems are keen to be seen as the main challengers to the tories here despite labour coming second last time round. in the market town of tiverton, annie, who runs a lifestyle shop, has been listening. ijust want to vote tactically to ensure that tories do not get in again at the moment. so i will vote lib dem. boris is ripping up everything that is democratic about our society, and that's not right. with so much riding on it, some residents can't help but notice they carry a lot of clout right now. we've certainly had more leaflets than ever. - a pile like that by the door, yeah. this isn't the only seat the conservatives are defending. there's another by—election in wakefield in west yorkshire on the same day, and they're trying
to hold off labour there. both are a test for borisjohnson, with plenty of his own mps, including those still unsure about his leadership, watching to see whether or not he can still win votes. here in devon, the stakes are particularly high given it's been solid conservative for decades. in honiton, local bar ownerjim thinks it should stay that way. obviously we're pretty conservative down in this part of the world, have been for a long time. i don't know, it's an awkward one. my man, boris, what can you say about him? he's... i don't think anyone else could've done any better. but what do you do, you vote him out and go and vote in another party that will probably only do what he does? whichever road voters here end up choosing, the consequences could well travel far beyond this seat�*s boundaries. alex forsyth, bbc news, tiverton and honiton. you can find a list of all the candidates running in both the tiverton and honiton
and wakefield by—elections on the bbc news website. the organisers of the commonwealth games in birmingham next month say they are still trying to recruit up to 5,000 staff. many of the vacancies are in catering and cleaning services, but the organisers have warned the army may need to be drafted in to help with security. the world of men's professional golf is being rocked by a breakaway saudi—backed tournament that gets under way tomorrow in st albans. the eight events will have prize money totalling £200 million — with many players rumoured to be getting hundreds of millions more simply for turning up. the us golf body, the pga, has threatened to ban any of its members that play in the events. our sports editor dan roan has the story. it's the new rebel tournament driving a wedge through the sport. final practice on the eve of the world's most lucrative golf event, six—time major winner phil mickelson, rumoured to be pocketing a staggering
£160 million to take part. and having ended a four—month exile from the game after describing the circuit�*s saudi funders as scary, the american star told me how he felt about the controversy surrounding his role. isn't there a danger that you're also being seen as a tool of sportswashing? i don't condone human rights violations, i don't now how i can be any more clear. i understand your question, erm... but again, i love this game of golf, i've seen the good that it's done, and i see the opportunity for liv golf to do a lot of good for the game throughout the world and i'm excited to be a part of this opportunity. the highest ranked player here is ex—world number one dustinjohnson, reportedly earning £120 million, he's had to quit the pga tour, giving up his opportunity to feature in future ryder cups. but he told me it was worth it. playing on the tour for a long time, i love the pga tour, i'm very thankful for everything that it's done for me in my life,
and this isjust kind of a new chapter, and i felt like this was just what was best for me and my family. featuring a shorter, condensed three—day format, live music and a team element, organisers of the eight—match liv series claim it will attract new audiences. others, however, believe there is another motive. it's the saudi government using its financial clout to invest in golf and put positive pr about itself out into the world. so, if any players are going to go and participate in that tournament, they should educate themselves about the human rights situation in saudi arabia and be prepared to speak out about it. this is the latest global sports investment by the saudi sovereign wealth fund. newcastle united is another, of course. the club's new chairman is also the man behind the liv series, and earlier he told me he was looking forward to shaking up the sport. it's the big thing in golf, and we're going to enjoy it, that's why i'm here. thank you very much. can i just ask you quickly about suggestions of sportswashing, what do you say to that, what's your response? i'm really not sure about this terminology. despite doubts overjust how popular
all this will prove, with more big—name signings set tojoin the breakaway, organisers insist it can be about growth and notjust greed. but with the threat of sanctions hanging over those who take part and the prospect of a legal battle ahead, it might also tear the sport apart. dan roan, bbc news, hertfordshire. football and sportscene in scotland follows this programme, and there's match of the day in wales later, so if you want wales were beaten 2—1 by the netherlands and cardiff, they were a goal down in added time when rhys norrington—davies equalised, only for the dutch side to score again. it brings about an unbeaten run for wales. they were unchanged from the team who beat ukraine two qualify for the world cup. antony ralston marked his first
start for scotland with the goal that set them on their way to a 2—0 victory over armenia at hampden. scott mckenna scored his first goal for his country. dame paula rego has died at the age of 87. the portuguese—british artist was known for characters inspired by fiction, fairy tales and her own life in a career that spanned over six decades. our culture editor, katie razzal, looks back at her life. unflinching, sometimes brutal and always full of emotion, paula rego's art reflects the human condition in all its tenderness and beauty, cruelty and suffering. her death robs us of one of our greatest contemporary artists who, in a documentary made by her son, described her creative process. i think that if you do pictures, they are about what's inside you as much as what's outside you, that you've got secrets and stories that you want to put out there in the pictures. brought up in portugal under the fascist regime of the 1930s and �*40s,
rego's parents sent her to the uk as a teenager, wanting her to live in a liberal country. she later studied at the slade school of fine art in london. as an only child, she had loved being told stories. as an artist, every work told a story. and when in 1998, a referendum to legalise abortion in portugal failed, her harrowing series of paintings laying bare the truth of what happens in backstreet abortions helped sway public opinion in the country of her birth. ahead of a second successful referendum, she had made her own personal story political. i had lots of abortions. notjust me, but every girl at the slade had them, and... because in those days there wasn't any contraception or anything. and they didn't care, you know? the men didn't care. rego revolutionised the way women in their lives are represented, though the world was slow to recognise her talents. once she came to prominence, the accolades flew in,
and she was made a dame in 2010. this summer's venice biennale features a room of work by an artist its curator said today was admired by a generation of women as fearless, never afraid of speaking up for her beliefs. "what is art for?" paula rego once asked. "great art," she said, "reveals something about us. "it's the best we can do." renowned painter, dame paula rego, who has died at the age of 87 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, kevin schofield, political editor with huffpost uk, and martin bentham, home affairs editor at the evening standard. welcome to you both, good to see you again. that may bring you up—to—date at home with the front pages as we have them so far. —— let me. the ft leads with worrying news for the uk's economy, which is set to see the worst growth in the g20 apart from russia. unsuprisngly, the metro reports on the rmt�*s planned rail strike, accusing its boss of having "no shame" when apologising for the disruption it will cause. the i also leads with the industrial action, saying it could cause supermarkets to go without supplies, resulting in empty shelves. the price of filling up the average car will hit £100 — that makes the front page of the telegraph. the guardian also leads with rising fuel prices and adds that the worsening economic situtation in the uk will prevent the pm from "resetting" what they call his "troubled premiership".