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britain promises another billion pounds to ukraine to help it fight the war against russia. with ukrainian troops now being trained here in the uk, borisjohnson has almost doubled military support for the country. ourjob is simply to vindicate the principle, to stand up for the principle of the right of the ukrainians to protect themselves. that's what we are doing. that's what everybody in the alliance is doing. meanwhile, ukraine claims to have driven russian troops off a key island in the black sea. russia says it has withdrawn as a goodwill gesture. we'll be live with our correspondents in kyiv and moscow. also this lunchtime. fears of a growing shortage of family doctors. a quarter of gp posts in england
could be vacant by 2030. an investigation is under way into the charity set up in honour of the fundraiser and army veteran captain sir tom moore. buckingham palace won't publish the results of an inquiry into the handling of allegations that the duchess of sussex bullied members of staff. we are nearly there around the stumps. wow, look at this. amazing! and the ancient trees that have been growing since the middle ages. campaigners say we should do more to protect them. and coming up on the bbc news channel, a big day for katie boulter awaits. she's one of six british in action at wimbledon and she is first on centre court shortly.
good afternoon. the uk is giving ukraine an extra billion pounds in military aid — almost doubling british support for the fight against russia. the uk is the second biggest donor to ukraine after the united states, and borisjohnson says it's "transforming ukraine's defences". well, since russia's invasion, the uk has sent a total of £3.8 billion to ukraine — that includes both military and humanitarian aid. the latest promise of help comes on the final day of the nato summit in madrid, where the alliance has agreed to strengthen its forces in eastern europe. meanwhile, ukraine is claiming to have seized the strategically important snake island in the black sea — russia insists its forces have just withdrawn from there as a gesture of goodwill. frank gardner reports
from the nato summit in madrid. training for a training fora war training for a war that's already happening. ukrainian soldiers on salisbury plain part of an ever expanding package of military assistance to their country that now totals over £2 billion. here at the nato summit in madrid, western leaders have been pushing for more help for ukraine and for nato to stand up to what they call russian aggression. we stand up to what they call russian aggression-— stand up to what they call russian an uression. ~ , ., , aggression. we face the most serious security situation _ aggression. we face the most serious security situation in _ aggression. we face the most serious security situation in decades. - aggression. we face the most serious security situation in decades. but - security situation in decades. but we are rising to the challenge with unity and resolve. the decisions we have taken in madrid will ensure that our alliance continues to preserve peace, prevent conflict and protect our people and our values. this nato summit has seen a real hardening of attitudes to russia, describing it as a direct threat to western security. it is also seen it to new members finland and sweden invited tojoin the to new members finland and sweden invited to join the alliance. and it has prompted a military deployment
to europe that are the closest thing to europe that are the closest thing to a return to cold war postures that we have seen in more than 30 years. ukraine's army has been steadily losing ground in the east as it begs for more weapons to hold back the advancing russians. some leaders are more vocal than others in saying that western assistance must continue for years if necessary. 0urjob is simply to vindicate the principle, to stand up for the principle of the right of the ukrainians to protect themselves. that's what we are doing. that's what everybody in the alliance is doing. and we want to give them the means to repel the russians, to expel the russians from the territory that they have occupied because that is they have occupied because that is the right thing under international law. , , . the right thing under international law. ,, . , the right thing under international law. ,, ., , the right thing under international law. , , . , . . , , the right thing under international law. russia still cause its invasion of ukraine just _ law. russia still cause its invasion of ukraine just a _ law. russia still cause its invasion of ukraine just a special _ law. russia still cause its invasion of ukraine just a special military l of ukraine just a special military operation. it's accusing nato of having imperialist ambitions by admitting new members. but it has offered what it calls a goodwill
gesture withdrawing its forces from snake island in the black sea, so is a peace deal possible? i asked the estonian prime minister if the west has been naive about president putin? i think the west has been misled by putin. that is true. he has lied a lot, and has not kept promises he has given. and therefore, we shouldn't believe him any more. plus the mistake that we have done is that the war crimes have not been punished. for that the war crimes have not been unished. ., ., , , , punished. for now, this summit is keen to preject — punished. for now, this summit is keen to project an _ punished. for now, this summit is keen to project an image - punished. for now, this summit is keen to project an image of - keen to project an image of unity but when these leaders return home, they will have other more domestic priorities, not every promise made at this summit will be kept. frank gardner, bbc news, madrid. in a moment we'll hearfrom our russia editor steve rosenberg. but first let's talk to our correspondent in ukraine,joe inwood. joe, so ukraine claiming
today to have seized snake island, which is small but strategically pretty significant? and symbolically significant as well. if you think back to the start of this war, the defenders of snake island, the national guard troops there, became heroes in this country after they told the flagship of the russian black sea fleet to go away in slightly more colourful terms. and it has been a focal point of this conflict ever since, this small outcropping of rock in the black sea because it's notjust strategically symbolic but strategically important as well and the russians tried to move a large number of troops and missiles there. they put artillery pieces on it, but the ukrainians have been fighting back and we see from photos and videos that have come out on social media, over the last day or so, the fightback has happened indeed, with huge plumes of smoke rising from the island and the ukrainians are painting this as a
military victory. i think the footage we see at what happened bears that out. indeed, prime minister borisjohnson speaking at the nato summit said that this show is exactly what the ukrainians are capable of if you give them the right equipment.— capable of if you give them the right equipment. capable of if you give them the riua-hteuiment. . , . right equipment. thank you very much indeed. right equipment. thank you very much indeed- steve — right equipment. thank you very much indeed. steve in _ right equipment. thank you very much indeed. steve in moscow, _ right equipment. thank you very much indeed. steve in moscow, a _ right equipment. thank you very much indeed. steve in moscow, a rather- indeed. steve in moscow, a rather different version of events about snake island from the russians? yes. snake island from the russians? yes, that's right. — snake island from the russians? yes, that's right. as _ snake island from the russians? yes, that's right, as ever, _ snake island from the russians? yes, that's right, as ever, the _ snake island from the russians? yes, that's right, as ever, the official russian — that's right, as ever, the official russian version of events is very different — russian version of events is very different. basically moscow wants the world to think that it was no russian — the world to think that it was no russian retreat from snake island. a russian _ russian retreat from snake island. a russian defence ministry statement claims _ russian defence ministry statement claims that the russian troops there simply— claims that the russian troops there simply completed their assignments and had _ simply completed their assignments and had left. and the statement also describes— and had left. and the statement also describes the departure as a goodwill gesture to show that russia isn't trying _ goodwill gesture to show that russia isn't trying to hamper food exports from _ isn't trying to hamper food exports from ukraine, but, considering the strategic— from ukraine, but, considering the strategic importance of this location, which russia and ukraine have _ location, which russia and ukraine have been— location, which russia and ukraine
have been fighting over, for months now, _ have been fighting over, for months now. and _ have been fighting over, for months now, and considering the lack of what _ now, and considering the lack of what you — now, and considering the lack of what you might say the absence of goodwill _ what you might say the absence of goodwill gestures on the part of the russian _ goodwill gestures on the part of the russian armed forces, since they invaded _ russian armed forces, since they invaded ukraine more than four months — invaded ukraine more than four months ago, you have to conclude that this _ months ago, you have to conclude that this version of events will not io that this version of events will not go down _ that this version of events will not go down well, won't be believed outside — go down well, won't be believed outside of russia. but that's not the point — outside of russia. but that's not the point because i think today's statement from the russian defence ministry— statement from the russian defence ministry is _ statement from the russian defence ministry is aimed at the domestic audience — ministry is aimed at the domestic audience inside of russia and that is because, — audience inside of russia and that is because, for the kremlin, audience inside of russia and that is because, forthe kremlin, it's critically— is because, forthe kremlin, it's critically important that in this conflict, — critically important that in this conflict, the russian public believes that the russians are the good _ believes that the russians are the good guys here. they have justice on their side _ good guys here. they have justice on their side. and that the public betieves— their side. and that the public believes that this so—called special military— believes that this so—called special military operation of the kremlin because — military operation of the kremlin because it — military operation of the kremlin because it is going according to plan _ because it is going according to plan without military setbacks. all i’i l ht, plan without military setbacks. iii. right, steve, thank you very much. thank you also tojoe in kyiv. a quarter of gp posts in england could be vacant by the year 2030 —
according to the think tank, the health foundation. it says it's concerned about a "growing shortage" of family doctors, and a scarcity of nurses too. 0ur health correspondent jim reed reports. hello, bridgwater surgery. how can i help? for many patients, getting through to a gp surgery has become more difficult since lockdown was lifted. is that medically urgent for today? demand has bounced back strongly. at the same time, there is a shortage of family doctors and nurses across much of the uk. this report says in england alone the situation is likely to get worse with one in four gp posts unfilled by the end of the decade. the government has announced multiple times a commitment to increase the number of gps by 6,000. they are actually not on track to deliver that, but even if they were, that's not enough because the demand for gp services over this decade is due to increase by about a fifth. we've got many more old people and we need general practice to do more.
the number of students starting medical training has increased, but gps say that's being offset by an even greater rise in qualified doctors leaving or cutting back their hours. the pressures that gps are experiencing are resulting in more gps, even sometimes at quite a young age, leaving the workforce, retiring early, and a growing number of gps who are working part—time in orderto maintain their own mental health, in order to keep them in the workforce. the government says it has made an extra half a billion pound available to improve gp access. nhs england is now working on a long—term workforce strategy to try and boost the number of doctors in the profession. jim reed, bbc news. the government has announced more compensation for postmasters caught up in the horizon computer system scandal. an interim payment of compensation to eligible members of a group representing postmasters will be made. the award will take total
compensation to around £30 million. a former snp mp has been jailed for two years for embezzling almost £25,000 from two pro—independence groups. natalie mcgarry, who is 40, represented glasgow east between 2015 and 2017. she was convicted of two charges in may. an inquiry has begun into the charity established in honour of the fundraiser and army veteran, captain sir tom moore. the charity commission has concerns about the management of the captain tom foundation — and decisions that could have generated "significant profit" for a company run by his family. laura tra nt reports. inches to go. and there he is. congratulations! the images of captain sir tom moore that captured the nation's heart. sir tom walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday during the first covid lockdown.
he raised £38 million for the nhs. that money was donated to nhs charities, and is not part of the inquiry. what is being looked into is the connection between the captain tom foundation and a company previously set up by his daughter, hannah ingram—moore, and her husband colin. it's after the charity commission became concerned about what they said could be a failure to consider intellectual property and trademark issues, which could have generated profit for his daughter's private company. something that has concerned us has been the arrangements between the charity and a company linked to the ingram—moore family. we are formally investigating whether or not the trustees took the right decisions in managing those links, and making sure that the charity fulfilled their responsibilities in terms of the decisions that they took about those links, and any potential conflicts
of interest between the family and the charity. the chairman of the captain tom foundation's board of trustees said it would work closely with the commission. in a statement, the family said neither hannah nor colin ingram—moore were trustee directors of the captain tom foundation when it was formed, and the charity commission found no issues with its accounts published in february. laura trant, bbc news. a source at buckingham palace says an inquiry into the handling of bullying claims made against the duchess of sussex will remain private and won't be published. lawyers for the duchess strongly denied the allegations, when they were made, about bullying of staff. the palace says the investigation has led to reforms in the way its run. 0ur royal correspondent sarah campbell reports. meghan, the duchess of sussex, back in the uk at a royal event for the first time in two years. thejubilee weekend was a rare opportunity for the royals to get together in public,
and in private. over the four—day weekend, prince charles met his granddaughter, lilibet, for the first time. the meeting was, according to a palace source, very emotional. while the sussexes were building a new life in california, over the past year an independent review was carried out by the palace's hr department using an outside legal team, after allegations surfaced that meghan had bullied two former members of staff while she was a working royal. allegations she strongly denied. the review, which was not paid for using public funds, has led to improvements to working practices, according to a senior royal source. but to maintain the confidentiality of all those who took part, no further details will be released. the sovereign grant is the annual report detailing the running costs of the working members of the royal family, including travel, staff costs and the upkeep of buildings. security costs are excluded. for 2021—22, the grant totalled
£86.3 million of public money, a slight increase on the previous year. the biggest spend, almost £55 million, was on the continued renovation of buckingham palace, a ten—year programme of works. it was the focal point of the platinum jubilee celebrations, and the costs were 40% higher than the previous year, as work was accelerated to get it ready for the jubilee weekend. foreign travel was also back on the books after a lull during the pandemic. the cambridges' at times controversial nine—day trip to the caribbean in march, was the most expensive royal trip, costing £226,000. despite her mobility issues, the queen has still managed to carry out 201 engagements over the past year, many of them virtual. but as was evident in scotland this week, she appears determined to get on with the job. sarah campbell, bbc news. our top story this lunchtime.
britain promises another billion pounds to ukraine to help it fight the war against russia. and coming up in wimbledon where there's been an early defeat for a british player but five more are trying to lift the mood after the early exits for emma raducanu and andy murray last night. coming up on the bbc news channel — a return forjames anderson as england's cricketers name their line—up for their delayed fifth and final test against india, starting tomorrow at edgbaston. england are 2—1 down in the series. campaigners are warning that ancient trees, which have been around since the middle ages, need better protection. research suggests there could be many more such trees in england than are currently known about, with some two million not recorded and many at risk. 0ur environment and rural affairs correspondent claire marshall reports.
there are many known and loved elderly trees here in the ashton court estate in bristol. some are so venerable they have names. this is the fattest tree. when it was a sapling, horse and carts would have been driving past — the time of richard the lionheart and the crusades. this might be a really good route in, so shall we have a look? we followed steve marsh from the woodland trust, looking for another... the jungle to get to it! ..the domesday 0ak — but instead, we found a secret. we're nearly there, mind the stumps. wow, look at this, amazing! almost 700 years old, this hidden tree is nameless and a revelation. that is a living cathedral, a literal living legend. what kind of legal protection does this kind of tree have? so this tree only has protection because the landowner looks after it, in this sense, so it's by proxy. as a statutory across the board, trees like this don't
have any legal status, a heritage status. that's what we want to change. we think trees like this should have the same heritage status as our ancient buildings, and why wouldn't they? 700 years old plus? and today, it's been revealed there could be ten times as many ancient and veteran trees than we thought — around 2 million, say researchers from the university of nottingham. the map that we've produced is the first estimate of where we think these trees are in england and that will be really, really useful in terms of moving forward and the conservation and protection of these trees. at first, we couldn't believe the results. it's kind of scary in the fact that how little we know means that those trees are not protected at all. a lot are concentrated around london and the historic hunting parks and forests, but also other places such as the lake district, hereford, and northumberland.
but in the east, in bretton, near peterborough, we saw what victoria was worried about — a lone oak, the last fragment of a wood centuries older than the estate that's risen around it. an insurance company said its roots were damaging a nearby house. the council said it was cheaper to fell it. it's trees like this one that perfectly illustrate the conflict between the very ancient world and the modern, and the difficulty in finding a balance between the two. yesterday, this tree lost. any potential threat to a home is gone, but a unique habitat — and for locals, a skyscape of memory and imagination — has been taken apart. it's not the tree's fault. they knew the tree was there when they built the houses. these living beings are a safe haven as biodiversity levels crash. they also help to cool a heating climate. perhaps armed with the new map of old trees we can help to keep more of them alive. claire marshall, bbc news.
mps have been told they should not bring their babies into the house of commons chamber. a cross—party report was ordered after labour's stella creasy took her son to a debate last year. she has expressed her disappointment at the outcome of the review. there are systemic deficiencies in the way some police forces in england and wales deal with allegations of domestic abuse against their own officers and staff, according to a report by police watchdogs. it says some forces aren't focusing enough on the needs of victims, when the suspect works for the police. let's go to our home affairs correspondentjune kelly, who has more on this land has been examining the report that's been released today. a lot of concerns over this under pretty hard hitting report. yes, certainly, this is a strong report from the watchdogs, which was launched here this morning at canary wharf. it followed what's called a super complaint, which was brought
by the campaigning women's charity the centre for women's justice. they have gathered a lot of evidence from women who spoke about the problems they faced when they made complaints against police officers regarding domestic abuse, for example in one case woman said her statement was passed to the suspect who was her husband stop now, the watchdogs are saying that there are a number of failings in areas like that around impartiality. they say is also there needs to be a much greater focus on the victims and realising the challenges people when they come forward and are making allegations against police officers, and also they say that if there isn't going to be a criminal investigation or a criminal case there needs to be more work done in terms of misconduct hearings. they say there are failings there at the moment. in terms of the prosecution rate against police officers and staff for domestic abuse, the watchdog has found the rate was only slightly lower than for members of the public but the rates generally are very low and as for the future the watchdogs
are making a number of recommendations including, they say, some cases could be passed to other forces to look at because of the sensitivities involved. the centre for women's justice sensitivities involved. the centre for women'sjustice had sensitivities involved. the centre for women's justice had wanted all cases to go to outside forces but the watchdogs say they don't think thatis the watchdogs say they don't think that is necessary. june the watchdogs say they don't think that is necessary.— that is necessary. june kelly, thank ou. london's public health director is urging anyone with monkeypox symptoms not to attend any pride events this weekend but to stay home instead. professor kevin fenton told the bbc that gay and bisexual men especially need to be aware of unusual rashes or lesions. more than 1000 infections have been identified in the uk — the largest number outside of africa. our global health correspondent naomi grimley has more. london draped in rainbow flags, but this year's pride takes place against the backdrop of a monkeypox outbreak with the vast majority of infections in men who have sex with men. i didn't know much about monkeypox,
but when they told me i thought the worst. it's a difficult subject to talk about, but dan, who's 31, wants to speak openly about the symptoms which includes a rash. so i started to get swollen down in my genitals and then also my glands in my throat, so my throat started swelling up and for a couple of days i found it quite hard to breathe at times. symptoms are usually mild but anyone can catch monkeypox through close contact. because so many of the current cases are in gay and bisexual men, health officials say clear messages are needed ahead of pride. if you think you may have monkeypox, with blisters, fever, swollen glands, please don't go out over the weekend. stay at home, contact nhs 111 or your local sexual health service for advice. if you are out and socialising and mixing, please be on the lookout for any signs and symptoms. before this spring, monkeypox was exclusively circulating in these african countries,
where it's been endemic for years. since may, however, cases have been found in several countries which wouldn't normally expect to see the virus. and the uk has the most cases, with over 1000 recorded. there is a vaccine and queues have been forming outside new york's pop—up clinics. the uk is also offering it to men at higher risk. pride is first and foremost a party, but health officials want to be frank about a disease new to the uk. naomi grimley, bbc news. police have charged the suspected driver of a lorry found abandoned near the us city of san antonio in texas with dozens of bodies inside. homero zamorano was arrested near the scene, posing as a migrant. 53 people from countries in central america died in the lorry — the biggest single loss of life from a human trafficking in us history.
israeli lawmakers have voted to hold an early national election. the knesset, or parliament, has been formally dissolved, and the election will be held on november the first. it will be the fifth election in israel in less than four years. japan is experiencing its worst heatwave since records began — with temperatures climbing above 35 degrees celsius. concerns are growing over a power shortage and people are being asked to save energy where possible. officials say the heat is likely to continue in the coming days. two female cyclists have claimed that transgender athletes are still competing in british cycling women's events, despite suspending their policy that is meant to stop that happening. it comes as the government has urged all governing bodies to ensure women's sport is "reserved for people born of the female sex". supporters of transgender inclusion
say that is "extremely damaging". jane dougall reports. it's soul destroying. i feel crushed. no matter how hard you train, how hard you try, you're just never going to be able to beat that person. these women are not elite athletes, but they are british number ones in their respective cycling categories, competing at a national level. and recently, they've lost ranking points and prize money to trans women. i felt totally destroyed, because i should have, as a biological woman, had that place on the podium. i don't want anyone to feel like i do right now. it has a domino effect on everybody. they don't want to be named for fear of backlash and we are also protecting the identity of the trans woman, but there is confusion. in april, trans—athlete emily bridges was blocked from competing in a women's national championship saying the decision had led to targeted abuse.
british cycling then voted for an immediate suspension of its tra nsgender participation policy. however, these women say trans—athletes are still racing against them. this was a national level competition. it just felt like the policy wasn't kind of worth the paper it was written on, so i did make a formal complaint. british cycling have responded, saying the policy only applies to new applicants and that existing licence holders remain unaffected by the suspension of the policy, provided the requirements in place at the time of application were met. the women claimed there was no mention of this before they complained and it's not specified in the original suspension statement. it's a pivotal time in the debate on trans inclusion, with the culture secretary nadine dorries saying other sports should replicate swimming's decision to ban trans—athletes in women's categories. she tweeted. ..
her words have infuriated trans—athletes and allies. excluding people from the category that they identify as, i feel is extremely damaging. we need to be making sure that trans and non—binary people are still welcome in sport at every level and we will be far richer and a better society for including everyone in the category of sex or gender that they identify as. british cycling is just one of many governing bodies having to make a choice between inclusion and fairness. these cyclists say they just want clarity for everyone. jane dougall, bbc news. let's get the very latest for you from wimbledon, where british players are in action after yesterday's disappointment including the men's number one cameron norris, who is hoping to reach the fourth round of a tennis grand slam tournament for the very first time. let's go live to our sports
correspondent laura scott, who has the latest for us. hello, there is little time to dwell on the disappointment of the early exits of emma raducanu andy murray last night on the lingering doubts about whether we'll see murray playing back at wimbledon because on a day when there is a particular focus on the environment and sustainability, there are a number of players trying to sustain british hopes in the singles and join cameron norrie in the third round and perhaps the player with the brightest chances heather watson, because she was on the brink of victory over her opponent last night when bad light stopped play. she is just one game away from booking her spotin just one game away from booking her spot in the third round for the first time since 2017 and should be taking to court shortly. but i have to tell you that in the last few minutes alastair gray has lost in straight sets to the 11th seed, taylor fritz. stepping out shortly onto centre court, under the roof because we are expecting some rain here, will be katie boulter. she is
playing the sixth seed, karolina pliskova. that looks a very difficult match on paper but katie boulter will be buoyed by the fact she beat carolina pliskova last week. the other brits are jack draper, liam broady and harriet dart, so plenty to try to lift the mood of the home fans here but it's not only about the brits. the other stars on show today are rafael nadal, coco gauff and the most dominant player in tennis right now, eavis were intact. lets see what the weather is doing at wimbledon and for the rest of us with matt taylor. a good swathes of europe is currently searing under an unusually strong heatwave for this stage in june, all the way from north africa through to the arctic circle. we've got temperatures well above average, june records have been broken far and wide, for some as much as 20 degrees where it would be normally at this stage. the extent of that