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many parents who have been trapped here for a year or more understand that if they send their children ahead, that their children will not be returned, and they have genuine concerns and fears whether they're ever going to make it out of mexico alive. and they would rather have the chance for their children to live, even if it means never seeing them again, than all of them dying here together. president biden said his would be a more humane approach to border enforcement but, so far, his efforts have resulted in nearly 22,000 children being held in us government custody, separated from their parents. sophie long, bbc news, on the san diego—tijuana border. time for a look at the weather. this is matt taylor.
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good afternoon, england and wales under strong april sunshine, temperatures lifting and feeling warmer this afternoon, but do not be fooled, this april has been about the chill. take a look at these figures. 20 days into april, these are how many mornings we started with a frost, an incredible 15 across many parts of the uk. not great news for gardeners and if you were hoping there would be a respite soon, these are some of the temperature is expected over the next few mornings. a little respite and across england and wales, but anything below two or three degrees, first as possible on the ground. the next surge of cooler air is starting today across scotland and all—ireland, temperatures dropping this afternoon, seven or 8 degrees cooler in aberdeenshire than yesterday. england and is once again pleasantly warm in the sunshine, maybe not as much sunshine this afternoon as the past few mornings and through the pennines into the
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peak district, parts of the midlands, cambridgeshire, home counties and the brecon beacons, isolated showers. mostly dry, patchy rain in north england through north midlands tonight, that is the weather front that brought the cloud and rain in scotland earlier and that allows another frost return to scotland and northern ireland tonight, and that is because we start cloudy here. rain inches away northern england, north wales, midlands, then showers to the midlands, then showers to the midlands and south—west later. sunny weather developing to the north and east and a much brighter day for scotland and northern england with lighter winds. with north—west winds pushing down into eastern coast of england, temperatures here substantially cooler tomorrow, and the around nine celsius along the coastal strip. as of 17th to score more, milder in the sunshine across western scotland and northern ireland. as well as the recent chill, it has been dry, and with high—pressure family over us in the uk for thursday and to see the week out, not much rain at all. a frost
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around thursday morning, mist and fog patches, but sunny conditions for most. breezy toward southern areas and cloud in the southern north sea, but under the strong sunshine with the ground dry, temperatures rise quickly and they will rise further into the weekend before dropping next week. but the outlook across the country, you will notice there are no raindrops on the symbols and if i show you the rainfall forecast for the next five days, precious little rain on the cards. the gardeners go on despairing! thank you. a reminder of our top story: downing street has said it will explore �*every possibility�*, including legislation, to stop plans for a european super league. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me. and on bbc one, we nowjoin the bbc�*s news teams where you are.
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good afternoon. prime minister borisjohnson warning no action is off the table in blocking those superleague proposals. european football's governing body, uefa, has told the six english breakaway clubs they face being banned from the premier league if they pursue the plans, with president alexander ceferin urging the club's owners to reconsider. i would like to address the owners of some english clubs. gentlemen, you made a huge mistake. some will say it is greed, others disdain, arrogance, flippancy or complete ignorance of england's football culture, but actually, it doesn't matter. what matters is that there
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is still time to change your mind. everyone makes mistakes. come to your senses, not out of love for football, because i imagine some of you don't have much of that, but out of respect for those who bleed themselves dry so that they can go to the stadium to support their team and want the dream to be kept alive. for those, you change your mind. do it out of respect for the english people, for the home of football. there have been protests outside the grounds of the premier league clubs who've signed up to the league. fifa president gianni infantino said he strongly disapproves of the plans and warned clubs involved will face penalties. if some elect to go their own way, then they must leave with the consequences
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of their choice. they are responsible for their choice. completely. this means either you are in or you are out. you cannot be half—in or half—out. think about it. there have been ongoing discussions between the 1a premier league clubs not involved. everton said they're "saddened and disappointed" by the plans, which "tarnish the reputation of the league and disrespect every other club". one of those clubs involved, tottenham, parted company with managerjose mourinho yesterday. former player ryan mason has been named interim manager until the end of the season. he's only 29.
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a nasty head inury curtailed his career. he steps up from his role as head of player development and will lead out his boyhood club in their game with southampton tomorrow and in this weekend's league cup final against manchester city. to the world snooker championship, where we can bring you a final frame decider in the first round. at the crucible theatre in sheffield, where two—time finalist ali carter is up against jack lisowski. it's currently nine frames all. you can watch the conclusion right now on bbc two and the bbc sport website. i'll have more for you in the next hour. ple nty plenty more reaction to the super league _ plenty more reaction to the super league proposals.
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simonjack, our simon jack, our business simonjack, our business editor, has just told us that the european super league has filed injunctions to stop player and club bands. he goes on to say that the european super league has moved swiftly to try to prevent fifa and uefa from banning clubs from next year's champions league and future european championships and future european championships and world cups. in a letter to fifa and world cups. in a letter to fifa and uefa, which has been seen by the bbc, lawyers for the super league say that they are concerned that fifa and uefa may respond to this invitation letter by seeking to take punitive measures to exclude any participating club or player from their respective competitions. the letter said it considered that adverse reaction to be unlawful and says it has filed papers with the
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reverent —— relevant court to prevent what it calls the seamless establishment and operation of the competition in accordance with applicable laws. simon goes on to say that an insider at the european super league has prepared themselves for a huge backlash and thought they were on firm legal ground in terms of competition law. this person said, in the cold light of day they are looking at this and the reality is dawning that this is happening and it is perfectly legal. that is the latest from those behind the european super league. i'm sure we will be getting lots of reaction to that in the minutes ahead. a cross—party group of mps has been hearing from expert academics and the immigration services union on issues such as the threat posed by the?indian variant, whether the uk could face a?third wave?as restrictions are eased and the effectiveness of the government's approach to? border policy?and 7 international travel.
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the experts have just been questioned about how affective surge testing is, which we have seen in some boroughs of london in recent days. let's have a listen to how they responded. there is something we have already alluded to, which is so important here, is how are we going to guarantee that we are supporting individuals to isolate. we have seen and lots of variable bits of data over the last few months about the proportion of people with symptoms and indeed with positive tests who are isolating. we can only stamp out the spread of the infection and of these outbreaks that are going to be inevitable over the coming months if we are really providing the appropriate support for folks to isolate. i think that is a real issue and something i would like to certainly hammer home today, if we can do anything... if we could do one thing, i think it would be to provide the appropriate financial support for individuals to isolate. that will stamp out the spread. thank you. i can see others nodding. is there any new point to raise? professor, thank you.
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i fully agree with lawrence and just adding something it is about the granularity of identifying the time—lag between a sample being taken and then the genetic characterisation being done. it does seem to me, and let's say that is anywhere between two and four weeks, so we could have a situation where four weeks after one of these variants has been identified, there is what i think a bit of a naive assumption that testing should happen in the postcodes in london around where was first identified. i don't know how anyone else who lives in a place like london, you don't limit yourself to moving within postcodes, so i do think there does need to be a stronger underpinning of being able to much better monitor infections anyway, particularly
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as infection levels come down. wales will see its lockdown restrictions eased further from saturday, with six people from six different households being able to meet outside. pubs, restaurants and cafes will also be able to open outdoors as planned from monday. a travel bubble launched yesterday between australia and new zealand could be in jeopardy. a border worker at new zealand's auckland airport is said to have tested positive for coronavirus. prime ministerjacinda ardern said the country's health authorities were liaising with their australian counterparts. the inquest into the deaths of saskia jones and jack merrit at fishmongers hall has been hearing from another woman who was stabbed by the convicted terrorist usman khan. 0ur correspondent zoe conway has been following the proceedings and gave us this update.
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we heard from a criminal to student to have been studying alongside prison inmates, organised by learning together, the charity, which had organised the events that day. she described being on the stairs when usman khan ran towards her. i rememberseeing stairs when usman khan ran towards her. i remember seeing a knife in his hand, she said, he was holding it above his head. i remember being struck by something, he said. i was aware my arm was struck. i remember looking at him in the shock and confusion, she said. she also said that usman khan didn't look particularly angry or have an expression on his face. she then made her way up the stairs, she said she walked, didn't run, she said that it wasn't until she got to the top of the stairs that she noticed the blood and realise she had been stabbed. we also heard from another attendee of the event, and marie
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wilson, who gave stephanie first aid. amory wilson talked about how she had been on the same table as usman khan and that usman khan had been wearing this heavy coat, a pufferjacket. she said that someone at her table had said he must be going in that code. we heard that several people at the event had remarked on this because he was wearing. we also have heard that what the police have described as a convincing but fake suicide belts was hidden underneath that code that day. domestic abuse is a largely hidden crime, but now plumbers and electricians, who have regular access to people's homes, are being trained to spot signs of incidents of violence. theyjoin hairdressers, barbers and beauticians who have already undertaken training on how to help clients they suspect are in trouble. john mcmanus reports. getting ready for another repair job, paul smith has carried
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out thousands of them on local authority properties. but now paul and hundreds of his colleagues are joining the front line in the war against domestic abuse. checking for plumbing or electrical problems gives workmanlike him problems gives workman like him chance to see behind closed doors and the ability to spot the often hidden signs that something more important might be wrong as well. as i'm looking around the property, i'm looking at the doors, the walls for signs of punch marks orjust holes that are about punch mark height or foot height. the clues are often in plain sight. if someone was locked in a room, potentially that would get ripped out. if someone is trying to lock themselves away in a bathroom or someone on the other side is trying to get in, these things can rip out quite easily. loose handles on their own doesn't necessarily mean abuse is happening, but paul can spot a pattern. one person having power
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over another person... training to spot abuse is being rolled out at morgan sindall, which provides repair services for westminster city council. it is part of a new accreditated scheme. those taking part are gaining new skills to help those at risk. a lot of the time it is natural sort of human instinct, isn't it, when you walk into a property and see tell—tale signs of something not right? like paul said, you get those voices in back of your head saying, "is there something going on here?" we might be the only person who has been in that property for a year and might see something where we think, hang on a minute, and we go back and report that. so it is not about snooping at all. it is about us being able to spot the signs and then doing something about that. a domestic abuse bill aimed at strengthening the support offered by local authorities in england is currently making its way through parliament. the challenge now is to ensure that behaviour hidden behind closed doors is finally exposed to the light.
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details of organisations offering support and information about domestic abuse are available at turkey is now second in the world, only behind india, in terms of the spread of covid 19. the daily infection rate has exceeded 60,000 in the past week. however, the total number of deaths is relatively low. the authorities aim to have everyone over ao—years—old vaccinated by the end ofjune, but some are hesitant about getting inoculated, as our international correspondent 0rla guerin reports from istanbul. this is one of the oldest state hospitals in istanbul, and here alone, they have given our 23,000 doses of the vaccine.
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across the country, around 8 million have had both jabs, out of a population of around 83 million, so about 10% of the population here is fully vaccinated. the door is open here at eight in the morning and we have seen a stream of people arriving, and you can now get a vaccination until midnight, the hours have been extended because the numbers coming forward fell after ramadan began, so you can come here in the evening after breaking the fast and get your vaccination. i'm with 72—year—old sevim. you have just had your vaccination, how are you feeling?
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how has covid changed your life in the last year? what has the last year been like for you? i am with an associate professor at the hospital. there are two vaccines available, the chinese sinovac and pfizer biontech. trials in brazil said it was only about 50% effective. are people expressing a lot of concern about that to you?
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there are concerns about vaccine hesitancy and the take—up of the vaccine. one in four of the over—65s have not come forward to have their shot. turkey is now battling a third wave of covid—19, with skyrocketing cases. the numbers of daily infections have gone up to over 60,000 in recent days, so doctors are urging people to come forward and get their vaccination. 0rla guerin reporting from istanbul. as we've been reporting, the latest figures show that britain's unemployment rate fell for a second month in a row to 4.9% — that's for the period from december to february. more than half of the 813,000 jobs that have been lost in the pandemic belonged to people under the age of 25. meanwhile, calls from young people struggling to find a job and struggling to find somewhere
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to live have increased by 33% during the pandemic, that's according to centrepoint. the charity, which works with under 255, says family breakdowns during lockdown have been one of the key factors for the increase. emma glasbey reports. the past year has turned many lives upside down. the first lockdown left jamie homeless. only 20 he has been through a family breakdown. he is now living in barnsley supported by the youth homeless charity centrepoint. how did you find it when you came here? i didn't like it at first. but then i got to know the staff and i realised not to be scared. i just chill with everyone and i got used to everyone and started enjoying it. and ifound it better, it helped my anxiety a bit more because i was more accepted there than at home. if i didn't have this i don't know what i would do, honestly. supporting young, vulnerable people through three lockdowns has come with many challenges.
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is that zoomed in? centrepoint is still seeing more and more young people asking for help. isolating at home with family, there were more family breakdowns which in turn led to more mental health. chantelle has been supporting young people at the charity based in barnsley. the isolation at the start, it was really terrible for those young people. it was surprising to see it increase. when the referrals were coming through, it was the mental health side of things, it increased rapidly. the uncertainty for vulnerable young people is being seen on the streets. in leeds, 24—year—old caz has a place to stay but she is pregnant and is struggling financially. with covid, it has been really bad to associate, make friends, just to sort of feel like you have got that help. because a lot of the support, with covid, has been closed down.
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since coming out of lockdown there are a lot more - youngsters on the streets, i teenagers, in their early 20s. the youngsters don't know how to help themselves, l they don't know where to go. it is more difficult. for them to get out of the situation than the adults. the most vulnerable have been disproportionately affected by covid. the younger generation may be less at risk from the virus. but more at risk from the long—term impact. emma glasby, bbc news. climate change and coffee do not go very well together. as temperatures rise, so coffee crops are tending to fall. so it's good news to hear that one forgotten coffee species has been rediscovered in sierre leone, which could buck the trend. courtney bembridge reports.
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twe nty20 was twenty20 was the hottest year on record and brought very hot weather, including fires, flooding and drought, making warnings like this from the un increasingly urgent. this is truly a pivotal year for humanity's future. this report shows that we _ humanity's future. this report shows that we have no time to waste. climate — that we have no time to waste. climate disruption is here. rising temperatures are already affecting food security, with more and more land becoming unproductive. copy is one crop under threat, affecting the livelihoods of more than 100 million farmers. but in these dense tropical forests of sierra leone, scientists say they have rediscovered a copy spaced not seen in the wild for decades. taste spaced not seen in the wild for decades. ~ ~ ., ., spaced not seen in the wild for decades. ~ ~ . ., ., , decades. we think we have a really im ortant decades. we think we have a really important discovery, _ decades. we think we have a really important discovery, because - decades. we think we have a really important discovery, because we . decades. we think we have a really i important discovery, because we have found a copy that grows at higher temperatures. but also has those qualities
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that the consumer requires from coffee, ie, a fantastic taste. if we are interested in generating the coffees of the future this is a really important little plant. there are more than 100 known coffee species, most of us get our caffeine hit from arabica beans. but the crops are less resilient to higher temperatures and it is estimated that arabica production could halve by the middle of this century and so the search for a replacement began. what we want is a tree that is relatively compact, that is drought resistant, that is climate tolerant and can give us a good yield with good flavour attributes, and that is almost the holy grail that we have been looking for. the rediscovered species promises notes of rose, elderflower, and lychee and a taste to rival arabica. but it could take several years to make its way to our cafes, researchers say more works needs to be done before it's grown on a large scale. courtney bembridge, bbc news. now it's time for a look at the weather with matt taylor. hello. last night, the frost wasn't quite so widespread across the country and certainly by day,
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for a fair few of you, under blue skies and strong april sunshine, it does feel warm once again. but if you are a keen gardener and keen to get those plants out, do not go too quickly. yes, for some of you, the frost will not be there tonight, but these are just some of the overnight temperatures in the towns and cities. anything below around 2 degrees is susceptible to a frost, there will be more to come and it could get colder still into next week. today's colder air is coming back across scotland and northern ireland, temperatures across parts of north—east scotland down around seven or eight degrees on what we saw through yesterday. still some warmth to be had, though, even into the evening across parts of wales and england. 16,17,18 degrees the highs, but one or two isolated showers possible. most places dry and sunny, the bulk of today's rain has been on this zone of cloud, it's a weather front. patchy rain and drizzle on that, working its way southwards through tonight, showers south of it will fade away. to the north, scotland, northern ireland into the clearer air and the colder air, away from the far south of scotland, here and across a good part of northern ireland,
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there will be a frost into tomorrow morning. not as cold morning for england and wales. a lot more cloud tomorrow morning. a few spots of rain or drizzle along as weather front as the cloud pushes southwards into wales, south—west england later in the day, temperatures probably at the highest through here, but the breeze will be more noticeable across england and wales and it's coming in from the north—east, so down the eastern coastal strip of england, the chillier weather is back. 0nly around nine or ten for some. 15 and 16 towards the south—west. western scotland and northern ireland slightly milder day tomorrow compared to today, with more sunshine around. now, the dry weather is dominating and will do so for the rest of the week. high pressure, then, becomes firmly established across the uk. around it, we are in the lighter wind zone. the exception being through the channel islands and the south—west of england, always more of a breeze here, keeping things cooler compared to today. but after a chilly start on thursday morning, with a frost, temperatures will rise nicely. that will be the case with the rest of the week — frosty by night, but by day temperatures rising. you will notice no rainfall symbols
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on there for next week, and the rainfall chart for the next five days, that is from the rain today, but apart from that, very little in the forecast, as things stay dry.
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this is bbc news. the headlines: the european super league braces for a backlash — by filing injunctions to prevent player and club bans. it comes after borisjohnson said that plans for a breakaway competition involving six english clubs amounted to a closed shop. the super league have chucked a grenade at the premier league and chucked a grenade to everyone else. well, chuck one back. ban them. ban them immediately. an ambitious new target to get rid of environmental polluters and change the way we live is set to be announced by ministers. india reels under a severe second wave of covid—19, with hospitals struggling to cope. refugees on the us border having to make desperate decisions
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