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today at six, borisjohnson orders ministers to do "everything in their power" to free the two britons sentenced to death by russians in ukraine. the two, seen on the left and right, along with a moroccan national, are accused of committing crimes in a region controlled by russia. aiden aslin and shaun pinner were captured while fighting with the ukrainian army. they have denied being mercenaries. i've been here two years now, so, and love it. made a life here, settled down, got a girlfriend in mariupol, planning to get married maybe. and now i'm in the marines in ukraine. the uk government says their sentencing is a clear breach of the geneva conventions. also today...
the uk government's plans to send some migrants to rwanda is unlawful, according to the united nations. an official report detailed a chain of failures by authorities in paris who handled the champions league final last month. the latest on the devastating impact of the sharply rising cost of living, and the choices people have to make. it's either you do the washing and you run out of electric, or you don't do the electric and you do the washing by hand. and more than three centuries after the gloucester sank off the coast of norfolk with the loss of hundreds of lives, the wreck has been found. and coming up on the bbc news channel: england's second test match against new zealand is under way, and it's been a frustrating day for the england bowlers at trent bridge.
good evening. borisjohnson has ordered ministers to do "everything in their power" to secure the release of two britons who've been condemned to death by russian authorities in eastern ukraine. aiden aslin and shaun pinner were captured while fighting with the ukrainian army and put on trial as mercenaries, alongside a third man, a moroccan national, saaudun brahim. the trial, by a court in the so—called people's republic of donetsk, has been dismissed as a "sham" by the uk government. the families of the british men insist they are long—serving members of the ukrainian military and not mercenaries. our diplomatic correspondent james landale reports. aiden aslin and shaun pinner from britain either side of saaudun
brahim from morocco, or member of the ukrainian armed forces, convicted of being mercenaries and facing a sentence of death. these pictures show the two britain's military unit on patrol in eastern ukraine in 2020, two years before the latest russian invasion. both men talking openly about why they had chosen to live in ukraine and serve in its army. me had chosen to live in ukraine and serve in its army.— serve in its army. i've been here two years _ serve in its army. i've been here two years nova _ serve in its army. i've been here two years now. and _ serve in its army. i've been here two years now. and love - serve in its army. i've been here two years now. and love it, - serve in its army. i've been here. two years now. and love it, made serve in its army. i've been here i two years now. and love it, made a life here, settle down, got a girlfriend in mariupol, plan to get married maybe and now i'm in the marines in ukraine. in a married maybe and now i'm in the marines in ukraine.— marines in ukraine. in a sense, it is like my — marines in ukraine. in a sense, it is like my war _ marines in ukraine. in a sense, it is like my war because _ marines in ukraine. in a sense, it is like my war because even - marines in ukraine. in a sense, it l is like my war because even though i'm is like my war because even though i'm not_ is like my war because even though i'm not ukrainian, this is on my doorstep — i'm not ukrainian, this is on my doorstep-— doorstep. but this caught in a russian held _ doorstep. but this caught in a russian held east _ doorstep. but this caught in a russian held east ukraine - doorstep. but this caught in a| russian held east ukraine has doorstep. but this caught in a - russian held east ukraine hasjudged both men to be mercenaries, a court not recognised internationally. we are not showing footage of the trial inside but russian state media said the men had a month to appeal. the
foreign secretary, liz truss, discussed the buttons on the phone this morning with her ukrainian counterpart. and in a tweet afterwards, she said the men were prisoners of war and the judgment against them was an egregious breach of the geneva conventions, the treaties that set out the rules of war. she has been ordered by boris johnson to do everything in her power to secure their release. but the foreign office had a dilemma. if it makes a noise and some of the russian ambassador, it risks turning this into a bilateral row between london and moscow, adding fuel to the false idea these two men are british mercenaries. the emphasis instead is on helping ukraine protect two of its own service meant. ukraine's ambassador here told me he was confident the men would be released. we told me he was confident the men would be released.— told me he was confident the men would be released. we consider these --eole as would be released. we consider these peeple as part — would be released. we consider these peeple as part of _ would be released. we consider these people as part of the _ would be released. we consider these people as part of the regular - people as part of the regular ukraine armed forces and should be treated the same way as we treat the
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them. don't forget, before this suppose a trial, aiden aslin was paraded on russian television looking bruised, in handcuffs, being interrogated for russian audiences to see. it was bizarre and disturbing viewing and of course many people here agree it is in a breach of the geneva conventions so extremely difficult for families to watch. aiden has been allowed some phone calls home to his mother since being held captive and impact those holding him have contacted his mother themselves and he has been allowed some brief conversations. but everyone who knows him does not believe he is being able to speak freely. the families continue to hope there can be some negotiated prisoner exchange, the foreign office is supporting the families but of course the foreign office is quite limited in what it can do in these circumstances. aiden and shaun had very much made ukraine their second home before the russian invasion and aiden�*s family had visited him shortly before the invasion. but it is very different
place now of course, they were very proud of him for having passed out as a marine but for shaun and aiden now, it might be a very long road ahead. ., ., , now, it might be a very long road ahead. . ., , ., , ahead. emma vardy, our correspondent who has been — ahead. emma vardy, our correspondent who has been following _ ahead. emma vardy, our correspondent who has been following the _ ahead. emma vardy, our correspondent who has been following the story. - a report from the french government has blamed a chain of "failures" for last month's chaotic scenes at the champions league final in paris. it said the events at the stade de france, which included police firing tear gas at some liverpool fans, had damaged the country's image and raised questions about its ability to host major sporting events. our paris correspondent lucy williamson has more details. ten days on from the chaos at the champions league final, the first assessment of the french government on events at the stade de france. it says police asked that signs directing people to an alternative entrance to the stadium be taken down days before the match, and that it would have been desirable to reinstall the signs once a train strike was announced. it also says an unprecedented influx of people without valid tickets rapidly overwhelmed security
controls, and that this was the key problem on the night. the report makes five recommendations, including a requirement that fans use electronic tickets in future to reduce the risk of fraud. the report broadly sticks to the government's line that the problems here began with large numbers of fake tickets among liverpool fans. what it doesn't address are claims that some valid electronic tickets also didn't work because of problems with internet access around the stadium. the paris police chief is facing questions from several different inquiries. in the french parliament yesterday, he defended police actions on the night. translation: the use of tear gas worked. - i am well aware that by doing this, people of good faith were gassed. there were people who were caught up in this crowd, and sometimes even families. on behalf of the police headquarters, i am very sorry about that. but i will say it
again, unfortunately, there was no other way. i'v e i've never seen anything like it, it was so bizarre. tonight, liverpool fans reacted to the french explanations. normally, what happens is, naturally, you will get some people with fake tickets. that's normal, but it's not an excuse to then delay the whole thing and then tear gas everyone. i'lljust say, it wasn't a small amount of tear gas, it was relentless. like, you would be running, then you would run into more tear gas. and this went on. by the time people got into the stadium, everyone had sore throats. the chaos outside the stade de france was filmed by fans on mobile phones but footage from surveillance cameras inside the stadium was found to have been automatically deleted a week after the final in the absence of any order to preserve it. the search for a clear picture of events is only leading to more questions. lucy williamson, bbc news, paris.
more than half of all households in britain have reduced their spending on gas and electricity because of concerns over the sharply rising cost of living. new figures released by the office for national statistics show that 77% of adults are worried or very worried about rising costs, with almost half the respondents saying they had reduced the number of items in their food shopping. government figures also show that 22% of pupils in england now qualify for free school meals, and the cost of filling an average family car with petrol has hit £100 for the first time. our social affairs correspondent michael buchanan reports on the impact of rising prices in slade green in south london. once we've paid all our bills, there's nothing left, nothing. i've had a stroke, covid—i9, but i was fit, i was active, earning 40 grand a year, gone. don't do mashed potato, - it takes too long for the gas. i've lost two stone - because i literallyjust walk everywhere because i can't
afford the fuel. _ running the slade green food bank can feel never—ending. hundreds of people are fed from this small hall in south—east london each week. families that once just about managed are now barely surviving. my energy prices have gone up from £90 a month to £300 a month. i've got a car but the mot runs out next week so i can't afford to put it through another mot so i'm going to have to scrap my car. michelle and her husband were laid off when the company they worked for went under during the pandemic. i am actually registered disabled so when you do apply for a job, no one wants to hire me because there are so many able—bodied people out there. heating's off. we all have a rota of when we are allowed to have a shower so, every other day we have a shower. we don't have any butter left, i'm afraid, sorry. i just as the need is increasing, so donations are falling. i've got no baby milk and i've got no chocolate spread.
over several days, we regularly saw the food bank run out of various basic supplies. everything is going up in the shops so not only are we seeing - the knock—on effect of people not being able to afford to donate, i but we are also not being able to go out and buy it ourselves _ because of the prices. slade green is an area of relatively high unemployment and low wages. the lack of money creates stress. domestic violence is a significant issue and mental health problems are rocketing. this small group meet up weekly for a walk — an attempt to tackle isolation. all my bills, gas and electric, has gone up. sue bailey, who suffers from anxiety, told me about the mental impact of rising costs. yeah, you do struggle, and that doesn't help you, your mental health. i mean, you try and brush it off when you are out and about with people but then you go back indoors and you sit in there and that's when you start to think about it. and things like this i think do help. stretched finances create other
health problems, too. eating cheap but often unhealthy foods is increasing obesity levels, while some people can't afford even basic medicines. you are going to get more people coming in for paracetamol and that because they get free prescriptions where they can't afford a box of paracetamol. not that we can prescribe that because obviously there are certain things they can buy over the counter. but it's really, really hard for people to actually have that disposable income. that's brilliant, thanks. ministers say they are protecting 8 million vulnerable families, giving them at least £1200 this year in direct payments. but until that help feels real, many families will continue to struggle. i haven't done washing for about a week, and it's piling up. because it's either that you do the washing and you run out of electric, or you don't do the electric and you do the washing by hand. i never thought i'd be this desperate in 2022. it is horrendous. more people need help getting food today than did
so during the pandemic. a basic requirement to eat has become a daily, sometimes desperate challenge for many. michael buchanan, bbc news, south london. railway workers across the midlands are to be balloted for strike action in a dispute over pay and jobs. the transport salaried staffs association said if its members on crosscountry, east midlands trains and west midland trains vote in favour of industrial action, it could take place ahead of the commonwealth games in birmingham injuly. travellers on the railways and london underground are facing disruption later this month because of strikes by the rmt, aslef and unite. coronavirus cases have risen slightly in the uk for the first time in two months, according to estimates from the office for national statistics. roughly one in 65 people were estimated to have had the virus last week, up from around one in 70 the week before. the small rise is likely down to the two newer variants of omicron.
devon and cornwall police have released new information about the two disabled people who died after their motor boat capsized in devon on wednesday. a third person is seriously ill in hospital. a joint investigation with the marine accident investigation branch continues. our correspondentjenny kumah is at roadford lake near okehampton, where the accident happened. and we've heard from the police today, jenny? yes, that's right. a short time ago, police released more detail about the two people who died here. they are a man in his 40s and a woman in her 60s. formal identification has yet to be completed. we don't know the full details yet of what happened. that has yet to be established. but we have been told that the boat capsized at around 1:30pm on wednesday. there were six
people on board. four people were rescued from the water, two were unaccounted for. so, a huge search was launched to find them. that went on for more than 2a hours, and last night came the news that two people, two disabled people, their bodies had been recovered. the police and marine investigators have declined to comment on reports that the two people who die here were strapped in their wheelchairs when the boat capsized, but they have confirmed that no other boat was involved in the incident. one woman who was rescued is in hospital. she is in her 50s, rescued is in hospital. she is in her50s, in rescued is in hospital. she is in her 50s, in a critical condition, and there have been lots of tributes today. the local mayor, the local sailing club saying they are saddened by what happened and that they offer their condolences to all those affected. jenny, many thanks.
the time is 6:16. our top story this evening: borisjohnson orders ministers to do "everything in their power" to free the two britons sentenced to death by russians in ukraine. coming up, sprint star dina asher—smith tells us of her plans to compete at the commonwealth games in birmingham. coming up in sportsday on the bbc news channel: tributes have been paid to the former northern ireland manager billy bingham, who's died at the age of 90. he oversaw the team's most succesful period as their manager. a i7th—century ship, the gloucester, which sank off the coast of norfolk has been found, and experts say it's the most important maritime discovery since the mary rose was raised a0 years ago. the gloucester ran aground off the coast of great yarmouth in 1682. the wreck�*s location was unknown until it was discovered by divers after a four—year search.
our east of england correspondent jo black is in great yarmouth. yes, this wreck was found 15 years ago, in 2007, but it's only now that we can reveal the story because it has taken quite a while to protect the site. the two brothers that found the ship said they were looking for the gloucester and were just about to start losing hope that they would ever find just about to start losing hope that they would everfind her, and then they would everfind her, and then they did. beneath the surface, 30 miles off the great yarmouth coast, lies the gloucester, a 17th century warship which came to a tragic end. it sank 340 years ago after hitting the sandbank. on board was james stuart, duke of york and future king. he survived but it is estimated up to 250 people did not. since 1682, the vessel remained half buried on the sea bed and its exact location was unknown.
now we know it has been discovered, it has caused much excitement with some saying that it is the most important maritime find since the mary rose. artefacts recovered from the ship include pipes with tobacco, spectacles with spare lenses, and bottles — some with wine still inside. and there is also the ship's bell. it wasjulian and lincoln barnwell�*s quest for a new challenge that led to this discovery. the printers from norfolk are also professional divers. four years and 5000 nautical miles later, they found the gloucester. i could see a dark shadow on the sea bed so you know you are on some wreck which is just a really fantastic obviously. and before you knew it, anotherfive metres or so and i was kneeling on the sea bed surrounded byjust a fantastically huge cannon and there was more than one, a group of them. and ijust knelt there, took the moment in, probably five minutes and just, just... just unbelievable,
one i'll never forget. he popped up and normally you take all your kit off because it's really heavy. he was so pumped with adrenaline, he just climbed up our stainless steel ladders, hand extended and said, "we've found her." i fell over, didn't i? you did! then he fell over! now there are plans to create a charitable trust headed by lord dannatt, which promises to tell the story and increase our understanding of the 17th century. it is norfolk's mary rose, if you like. l there is so much history- here which we can really get into over the years to come. and then we will have a permanent | exhibition here in great yarmouthj great for yarmouth, great - for norfolk, great for the nation. many will want to see the gloucester raised but whether that is even possible is still to be determined. for now, this fascinating time capsule remains on the sea bed. jo black, bbc news, great yarmouth.
united nations refugee officials have warned the home office on two occasions that the plans to send asylum seekers to rwanda are unlawful. 31 migrants are due to leave on a flight to rwanda on tuesday, but charities and campaigners have gone to the high court today to try to block the move. the home office has claimed that the plans are in the public interest and should not be blocked by legal challenges. our home editor mark easton has the story. is it lawful to give people seeking asylum in the uk a one—way ticket to rwanda, telling them to pursue refugee status thousands of miles southin refugee status thousands of miles south in east africa? the first 31 migrants are due to make the journey next tuesday, but this afternoon, campaigners were seeking a court injunction to try and stop any removals. thejudge at injunction to try and stop any removals. the judge at the high court in london heard a claim from one asylum seeker as well as refugee rights groups and a trades union that the policy is unlawful and it is irrational to claim that rwanda is irrational to claim that rwanda is a safe country for those fleeing
war and persecution. the lawyer representing those trying to stop this flight pointed out that the home office has repeatedly claimed they rwanda policy has been given they rwanda policy has been given the green light by the unhcr, the un agency responsible for the refugee convention. that is misleading and incorrect, he told the judge. this incorrect, he told the 'udge. this agreement * incorrect, he told the 'udge. this agreement is h incorrect, he told the judge. t'i 3 agreement is comparable with all our domestic with all our international legal obligations. firiti domestic with all our international legal obligations.— legal obligations. priti patel claims it is _ legal obligations. priti patel claims it is lawful _ legal obligations. priti patel claims it is lawful under - legal obligations. priti patel claims it is lawful under the | claims it is lawful under the refugee convention, but in court today, a barristerfor the un told thejudge today, a barristerfor the un told the judge the today, a barristerfor the un told thejudge the unhcr today, a barristerfor the un told the judge the unhcr and then delete backin the judge the unhcr and then delete back in no way endorses the arrangement. we have informed the defendant that it is unlawful. not just one spot on numerous occasions, it was claimed, after the deal was signed in kigali in april, the un had two meetings with priti patel and told her the arrangement broke international law. then last month the home secretary went to geneva with rwanda's foreign minister to meet the un high commission for
refugees, hoping he would back the deal, but he didn't. in fact, a grandee told the home secretary that it ran counter to the letter and spirit of the refugee convention and undermines international refugee protection law. the home office legal team, protection law. the home office legalteam, however, noted that protection law. the home office legal team, however, noted that more than 10,000 asylum seekers have risked their lives crossing the channel in small boats already this year and argued that a significant public interest exists in a policy deterring people from making those journeys and undermining the activities of criminal people smugglers. around 100 asylum seekers are in immigration detention, threatened with deportation to rwanda. in brook house near gatwick, some have been on a hunger strike. assyrian spoke to the bbc. translator voiced his words. i came to the refugee because it was the only safe place. if i end up in rwanda, and my future and that of my two kids will be destroyed. the home
office had always expected a legal challenge. there is another court application on monday and it remains to be seen whether other individual applications might be thrown out. mark is with me in the studio, joining us with breaking news. indeed, wejust heard joining us with breaking news. indeed, we just heard from the court, mrjustice swift, perhaps not living up to his name, he has taken an hour and 25 minutes to get there, but he says the application has been refused. the government wins, the flight will be able to take off on tuesday, with 31 asylum seekers. they will be sent to rwanda. the government legal team and ministers will be delighted by the news. they have always argued that there is a very important public interest here in preventing people making that perilous journey across the channel, in trying to undermine the business case of the people smugglers. there
are outstanding individual cases which may be heard and may mean some of those due to go to rwanda avoid that fate. but for the moment, it has been an important victory for the government. mark, thanks for the latest on that. a 15—year—old boy has died, and his mother has been seriously injured, after a stabbing in manchester. police were called to a house last night and said they were searching for a man who's believed to be known to both victims. our correspondent danny savage reports. in a cul—de—sacjust outside manchester city centre, police investigators this afternoon meticulously examine the scene where a 14—year—old boy was killed. he and his mother were stabbed in their home at about 9:30pm last night. the teenager died in hospital. she is still being treated for serious injuries but is aware that her son is dead. we looked outside and seen like bodies. shocked neighbours watched the victims being treated. this man knew the 1a—year—old. i always seen the boy. he was little, then i seen him grow.
now, to see that he's died, it's crazy. honestly. another neighbour grew up with him, too. we used to play football just here on this grass. he used to always ask for the pump for his tyres. so, you know, it was good. so, when i found out, it was crazy. i'm still trying to process it now. he was a friend? you knew him? he was a good kid. everyone around here, he always had his ball, just walking around in the _ street, dribbling and that. so he was mad on football? yeah, yeah. he was a good lad, a good lad. police say the attacker was known to his victims. he is described as an asian man in his mid—40s, of medium build and medium height. he was last seen in this road moments after the attack. police say they are working at tremendous pace to try and find him. there is intensive police work ongoing after this shocking attack. danny savage, bbc news, manchester.
dina asher—smith, the fastest british woman of all time, saw her training distrupted by the pandemic, and her hopes of an olympic title at the 2020 tokyo games ruined by injury. but she's confirmed that she will be competing at the birmingham commonwealth games, as she told our sports correspondent laura scott. dina asher—smith, the world champion from doha. - dina asher—smith is used to living life in the fast lane, but summers don't come much busier than hers with the potential for the three major championships. winning won't be easy, as she found out last night in rome, finishing third behind two jamaicans. she could face them at the world championships next month and then in birmingham at the commonwealth games where she has just committed to compete. it is very uniquely british challenge for the summer because obviously we are the only nation that falls into the categories of the worlds and the europeans and the commonwealth games but i see it as a fantastic opportunity. you've got three back—to—back and you've just got to go for it and enjoy it and,
you know, life is so short and i just think that every race we have and every race you are healthy for you to just grab and really go for it. has she been eliminated? hampered by a hamstring injury, there were tears in tokyo but asher—smith is desperate to bounce back. given those setbacks, what would constitute a successful summer for you? just winning stuff, quite frankly. i had an unfortunately timed injury last year very frustrating, but i was thankful to be able to finish second in the diamond league last season and still release the season despite being injured as top in europe so that was really good for me considering i missed a big chunk! but i just want to come back and run some really fast times and be successful. she's going to take the gold medal! at the fastest british woman in history having reached the heights before, she is primed to peak again when it matters most. dina has done it!
laura scott, bbc news. after 37 years and nearly 9000 episodes, the australian soap neighbours has filmed its last edition. the show, which told the story of the residents of ramsay street, launched the careers of stars such as kylie minogue and jason donovan, who both returned for the final episode, prompting a wave of memories of one of the most popular soaps in television history. # neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours...#. ow! charlene! harold! # neighbours should be there for one another...#. harold! i love you.
# good neighbours become good friends #. you know what? i remember when it started, and darren, that makes me feel a bit depressed, to be honest. i already feel as if i've reached a certain age, but that's quite a i remember watching it at university, and that was years ago. it has been good weather—wise across england and wales, with good spells of sunshine. this weekend, more sunshine around, but we have blustery showers mainly across the northern half of the uk. earlier, we had heavy showers, thunderstorms flashing away across northern ireland, bands of heavy rain still moving across scotland over the next few hours. once those move away, there is more wet weather to come, and it will feed on from the north—west, so wet weather in north—west, so wet weather in north—west scotland, some showers for northern ireland, one or two