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theresa may says no one should accept that striking the right deal with the eu will be anything but tough. —— should expect. with the eu will be anything but tough. -- should expect. during the leadership campaign i was described by many colleagues as a bloody difficult woman, i said, the next person to find that out will be jean—claude juncker. person to find that out will be jean-claude juncker. today at five, theresa may says she'll live up to her reputation as "that bloody difficult woman" during talks negotiations over brexit. we'll have the latest, in a one on one interview with the prime minister. the other main stories on bbc news at five. labour's policing policy launch doesn t quite go to plan —— as shadow home secretary, diane abbott, is confused about the numbers. if we recruit the 10,000 police men and women over a four—year period, we believe it will be about £300,000. £300,000 for 10,000 police officers? how much are you paying them? no, i mean, sorry. we have corrected the figure, it will be absolutely clear, now,
today, and in the manifesto, i will be absolutely clear, now, today, and in the manifesto, lam not embarrassed at all. it's been found that a failure to support the family of the anorexic teenager pippa mcmanus, when she left hospital, was factor in her suicide. he was pulled to safety, after 30 hours in the irish sea. we'll have the latest on the surfer, who's lucky to be alive. tributes have been paid to the businessman, shot dead by intruders at his dorset home. police say it was a targeted attack. and paula radcliffe says she feels "hurt" by the proposals of anti—doping chiefs, which could see top athletes losing their world records. ina bbc
in a bbc interview theresa may has said that she would be a "bloody difficult woman" in brexit negotiations and said she'd already made clearjean—claude juncker would discover that. after reports of a tense meeting between theresa may andjean tense meeting between theresa may and jean claude juncker, mrs tense meeting between theresa may and jean claudejuncker, mrs may told the bbc‘s political editor, laura kuenssberg, that she did not recall the account of the meeting that took place with mrjuncker, "i think a lot of this is brussels gossip". let's bring you some of that interview now ——laura began by asking mrs may about the increasing tensions with brussels. what we have seen recently is that at times these negotiations are going to be tough, during the conservative party leadership campaign, iwas conservative party leadership campaign, i was described by one of my colleagues as a bloody difficult woman. i said at the time, the next person to find that out will be jean—claude juncker. person to find that out will be jean-claude juncker. easily find out the weekend? these will be tough negotiations as we go ahead, i'm asking the british people to give me asking the british people to give me a mandate to go into those negotiations, every vote for me and my team, to strengthen our hand to make sure we get the best possible
dealfor the united make sure we get the best possible deal for the united kingdom. make sure we get the best possible dealfor the united kingdom. -- did he find that out over the weekend? dejong claude he find that out over the weekend? de jong claude puel can he find that out over the weekend? dejong claude puel can say to you that "brexit" cannot be a success?” do not recall the account that has been given, i think a lot of it was brussels gossip. either he said it did not. -- did jean-claude juncker says that "brexit" cannot be a success ? says that "brexit" cannot be a success? we have seen that these negotiations at times will be tough, getting the right deal requires the right leadership. you are asking people to vote for your style of leadership, will we get to the 8th ofjune, basically, when what you have said, this is what i am, this is what i will do, but without a detailed programme for government? we will set out a manifesto, but actually, we have already started to set out a plan for a stronger britain, and my plan for a stronger britain, and my plan for a stronger britain is about getting a "brexit" deal which means that we take back
control of borders, laws and money, and the respect of the british people, but it is also about a stronger economy, better paid jobs, people having the chance to own a home, a good school place for every child, and building a strong nation going forward. many people believe this could be a trans—formation or election in terms of the tories taking back swathes of the country. i have never predicted election result and i have always said, polls come out that are good and polls come out that are good and polls come out that are good and polls come out that are bad, the only one that counts is the one that takes place on the 8th ofjune, that is why i say, every single vote counts, every single vote for me and my team will be a vote to strengthen the hand on the "brexit" team, and will bea hand on the "brexit" team, and will be a vote for the strong and stable leadership of strong and stable government, that needs to be taking us government, that needs to be taking us through "brexit" and beyond. 0ur chief political correspondent
vicki young is in plymouth where the prime minister was campaigning earlier today. after those leaked comments, allegedly from jean—claude juncker, concerning that dinner, last week, it is clear for theresa may that if she puts out there that she can be tough and resolute in forthcoming "brexit" without shaking, that will be the kind of thing that gets britain the kind of thing that gets britain the kind of thing it wants. that is what she is hoping. she is the one who has tried to dub this the "brexit" election. she would like to centre this around leaving the european union. and lesson of leadership. in some ways at this particular moment in the middle of an election campaign, cheekily in the south—west, which voted for "brexit", this could help her, she is trying to portray herself as a strong leader and contrast that with jeremy corbyn, she is trying to say that she is
strong and stable, she is the one who will deliver on "brexit". this is exactly the sort of thing we are talking about, some people have said where i am here, she will deliver what we voted for. on the other hand, there was another lady, another voter, who spoke to theresa may and said, a lot more than "brexit", we have to talk about the nhs, food banks, there are other issues. it could work either way, earlier, number ten were saying, constructive "brexit" talks, nothing but goodwill towards the european union, and then theresa may, slightly changing the rhetoric, reminding people of what a colleague, kenneth clarke said about her, that she can be a bloody difficult woman, and jean—claude juncker was going to be the person who finds it out next. it is a fine
line she has to walk, on the one hand, she has to make it clear that she will get the deal that the british people require. that the british people require. that the british people require. that the british people feel they should get out of these talks. but she also has to make it clear that it is not going to be easy, because, for some people, brexiteers have, overthe last few weeks and months, suggested that it will be fairly straightforward, britain getting what it wants from these talks. that has been the criticism particularly of those who are on the other side of those who are on the other side of the eu referendum on the remain site. people like the leader of the liberal democrats, many labour meps as well. for some, these reports of this meeting are a sign that things will not go britain's way, at this time,
in the middle of a general election campaign, theresa may will try to turn this to their advantage, make it about leadership and notjust here in the south—west of england but in many other areas where they fighting very closely with labour, tories really believe that actually, this will encourage former ukip voters to switch their support to theresa may, they see her as the person who will deliver "brexit". she will hold onto seats and take seats from labour as well. what her opponents need to do is to talk to the many millions of other people who voted to stay in the eu, they will see this very differently, they will see this very differently, they will see this as trouble ahead for the united kingdom, and a sign that we will not get the deal that we want, which they say has been far too optimistic and really, as was said there, apparently in those reports, puts those people in another galaxy. thank you. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn has
defended his shadow home secretary after she appeared confused over the cost of the party's plans to put an extra 10,000 police officers on the streets. mr corbyn insisted he wasn't embarrassed in the slightest by diane abbott's difficulties with the numbers for what is one of his flagship election policies. the gaffe has overshadowed the launch of labour's policing policy for england and wales. 0ur political correspondent leila nathoo reports. anti—social behaviour. anti-social behaviour. voiceover: on the beat this morning, jeremy corbyn missing money for 10,000 more police officers in england and wales, he was in southampton, labour want to put police on the streets, embedded in local communities. do we continue cutting police numbers or do we put police back on the street? do we support the csos, or will we see them reduce? the party says it will reduce cuts to capital gains tax to fund the policy, in interview this morning, the shadow home secretary diane abbott struggled to is plain how much it would cost. we believe
it will be about £300,000. £300,0007... 10,000 it will be about £300,000. £300,000? . .. 10,000 police it will be about £300,000. £300,000?...10,000 police officers, what are you paying them? sorry, i mean... how much will they cost. how much will they cost? they will cost... they will, it will cost... it will... about... about £80 million. i don't understand, if you divide 80 million by 10000, you get 8000. is that what you're going to pay these policeman? no, we are talking about a process over four years. despite the awkward stumble, jeremy corbyn defended his close colleague. we have corrected the figure, it will be absolutely clear now, today, and in the manifesto, i'm not embarrassed in the slightest. diane abbott's number trouble had already been pounced on, she later tried to play down her morning performance.”
she later tried to play down her morning performance. i do know my figures, as you will know, i did seven interviews that morning, that was the seventh, i misspoke, but yes, ido was the seventh, i misspoke, but yes, i do know my figures. the conservatives in coalition cut for police forces, the number of offices is down almost 20,000 since 2010. budgets were then protected in 2015 in real terms, though not all forces felt the reprieve. at the same time crime has fallen that violent offences a re crime has fallen that violent offences are thought to be up. the truth is we have reduced the number of policeman on the street from 2010. because the police have been spending that money wisely, and because we have worked with them on reform, there has been a reduction in crime of nearly one third since 2010. we believe you can protect funding and also reduce crime. this is not the first time a politician has floundered when grilled about the detail of a proposal and it certainly will not be the last. labour has been putting policy at the centre of its election campaign so the centre of its election campaign
so far, and after seven years out of power, the party needs to convince voters of its credibility to get back into government. it has got to be annoying to the labour party, everyone is talking about the gas and not about the policy. on a day when labour wanted to be talking about its big crime and policing plans, a key flagship policy has ended up being on the defensive, whatever side of the political spectrum you are on, it was a pretty uncomfortable listen, diane abbott said that she lost her way, miss spoke at the end of a busy morning of media interviews, but we are in the middle of a general election, everything matters, everything is magnified, raises questions about credibility, prompting accusations of chaos and confusion. remember, diane abbott is the shadow home secretary, in a matter of weeks she wants to be sitting in the home office, in
charge of security, in charge of policing. it has potentially, some say, just been an awkward moment, others say, does it show that she was not well prepared enough and that labour had not done it sums? remember, as well, this matters because not everyone follows every twist and turn of a general election campaign, they don't follow every policy announcement. voters tend to notice one or two things during a general election campaign, and it looks like this moment might be one of those moments that does stick in people's memories. of course, the opposition parties have been pretty critical of diane abbott's morning. jeremy corbyn has stood by his shadow home secretary, saying he was not embarrassed in the slightest, that diane abbott has cleared up what she said, and everything would be clear in the manifesto. i think it has been a very awkward day for labour, just when they wanted to be putting out a key pledge on policing and crime, they have ended up,
instead, being on the defensive. the fa ct instead, being on the defensive. the fact is, police numbers have been cut since 2010, few officers on the streets, and this policy pledge, from the labour party, is one that would resonate for some people. that is eclectic right, that is what labour wanted to be talking about, quite unusual to hear the labour party announcing a big policy on crime and policing, normally it is something associated with conservative party, going big on crime and policing. labour have continued to stick by that today, saying police numbers have fallen by 20,000 since 2010 and they would put extra money into policing is that forces up and down england and wales would have enough money to introduce one officer in eight immunity position in every single electoral ward. so that is what labour has been promising. some parties, the liberal democrats, have said that the figures labour had been using work vans full. labour says it is an
important issue and they believe it is one that voters really care about. thank you very much. the former liberal democrat leader nick clegg has said his party's election manifesto will include a commitment to another eu referendum once talks are complete. speaking at a campaign speech in london, mr clegg also warned against a "hard brexit" and said it would be "ordinary people" who would pay the price. if you are spending money abroad, the impact of devaluation will be unmissable, going on holiday to spain this summer, everything you pay for in euros, and accommodation to ice, will be 17% more expensive thanit to ice, will be 17% more expensive than it was two years ago. if you're going to florida, it will feel like a 23% hike, when prices go up and wages do not, that can only mean one thing: millions of people are going
to be poorer. 0ur thing: millions of people are going to be poorer. our standard of living will be lower. putting all of this together, the "brexit" squeeze means the average household is likely to be £500 all worse off in 2017 compare to do 2016, and that is even before the "brexit" negotiations have started in earnest. the green party say they will also offer voters the chance of a second referendum, with an option to remain in the eu. the party's election manifesto will include a pledge for a " ratification referendum" to be held after the eu has agreed the terms of brexit, if the majority of the electorate are unhappy with the terms of the final deal. you can find out more about all of today's election pledges and the latest from the campaign on the website. the surfer who survived for more than 30 hours clinging to his board
in the irish sea has been described as "extremely lucky" by the belfast coastguard who saved him. twenty—two—year—old matthew bryce was reported missing when he failed to return from a trip off the argyll coast on sunday. he was eventually spotted by a helicopter 13 miles off shore. our correspondent catriona renton is in argyll. looks lovely there now, but if you have been in a wet suit and in the water for have been in a wet suit and in the waterfor a long time, this man, clearly very lucky to be alive! really tranquil here, very beautiful here, but i have spoken with someone who was there on the beach, and he said, it was quite different, this isa said, it was quite different, this is a favourite spot where surfers come, he has said that the waves, some of them were up to three metres high, around 50 miles offshore.
winds of 25 to 35 mph, conditions com pletely winds of 25 to 35 mph, conditions completely different. surfers here, around half a dozen surfers here around half a dozen surfers here around midday when the person i was speaking to was here. this story to return the worse, matthew did not go back to get his car, the alarm was raised, he had been in the waterfor around 32 hours, when he was rescued and taken to the other side of the water. after more than a day drifting in the water, matthew bryce was found by the coastguard, floating miles from land. he was still by the surfboard he left the argyll coast on sunday morning, but when he was finally rescued on monday evening, he was closer to northern ireland
and scotland! the waters around the uk at this time of year on knew enough at their coldest, if you go in the water this time of year, just on the beach, how long you would wa nt on the beach, how long you would want to spend in it, but 32 hours in those conditions, it would be... it would be extremely debilitating. search and rescue teams from both sides of the irish sea, worked together in an effort to find matthew bryce, from glasgow, now being treated in hospital in belfast. the waves in this water make both the scottish and the northern ireland coasts a popular destination for surfers. the coastguard say that matthew was lucky, but also prepared, wearing a wet suit that may well have saved his life. he was also able to stay close to his surfboard. when he was plucked from the sea, he was hypothermia but conscious, rescue just as evening was approaching, and
in the coastguard's own words, extremely lucky to be found. after his ordeal in the water, matthew bryce is said to be exhausted but is expected to make a full recovery, and although he has asked for privacy, he sent a statement from his hospital bed, and king all of those that saved him, and are caring for him. he described them all as heroes. headlines: theresa may has told the bbc she would live up to her reputation as a "bloody difficult woman" in brexit negotiations with brussels. jeremy corbyn has defended his shadow home secretary diane abbott, after she got the figures wrong for labour's pledge, to fund 10,000 extra police officers for england and wales. as we have been hearing, a surfer who survived for more than 30 hours clinging to his board in the irish sea has been
described as extremely lucky to be alive. in sport, paula radcliffe and other british world record holders are collateral damage, according to the european athletics task force which has recommended wiping them from before 2005 in the wake of the doping scandal. they apologised but say it is part of the bigger picture. real madrid take on atletico madrid in the semifinal of the champions league tonight, holders are without gareth bale for the match at the bernabeu susie rodgers announces her retirement from swimming, saying she wants to leave at the top. i will be back for more on those stories at 5:30pm. a jury at the inquest of a teenager with severe anorexia has found that a lack of support available to her family contributed to her decision to take her life.
fifteen year old pippa mcmanus died after being hit by a train near stockport. she had been released from hospital five days earlier. the inquestjury found there was no adequate care package in place. after the verdict pippa's parents read a statement outside of court.. she spent her last three years fighting against anorexia, malnutrition, depression and self harm, we believe the failings in her ca re resulted harm, we believe the failings in her care resulted in her death. anorexia has the highest mortality rate attributable to any psychiatric illness, with as many as 40% of deaths from suicide to many of our children dying from this terrible illness. effective treatment is needed more quickly, and if this had been available to our beautiful daughter, maybe she would still be alive today. maybe we would not have needed this inquest. we do not want her life and suffering to have been
in vain. whenever she was able to try to help others with similar conditions. we are planning to continue the good work through the pip foundstion in aid of the anorexia and the lean you care charity. we want to create a dedicated early intervention centre. -- pip dedicated early intervention centre. —— pip foundation. we will call it pip's place and threw it she will never be forgotten, and she will live on. in response to today's verdict, the director of the priory hospital in altrincham, where she was receiving treatment has said: oui’ was receiving treatment has said: our heartfelt sympathies are with the family and we will now carefully consider the findings of the jury. paula radcliffe has reacted angrily to new plans that could see some of athletics most famous world records rewritten, including her own for the marathon set in 2003. the proposals from the governing body of european athletics are part of a bid to address concerns over doping. it would mean that in future world records would only stand if test samples were stored for 10 years.
but those standards weren't in place when paula radcliffe set her marathon record. she says it means clean athletes are being penalised. andy swiss reports. commentator: the crowd anticipating something special once again from jonathan edwards of great britain. voiceover: august, 1995, and for jonathan edwards, a leap into history. it is a tough act to follow, but he has done it again! i don't believe it! it remains the triple jump world record to this day but for how much longer? under a new proposal, all world records set before 2005 would be erased, including paula radcliffe's marathon mark from 2003, because the drug testing back then did not match today's standards. the plan aims to restore faith in athletics, but those set to lose their records despite doing nothing wrong are unimpressed. very disappointed, obviously. this is a broad, sweeping solution which they are just trying to push in which yet again sees clean
athletes suffering for the actions of cheats. european athletics believes record should now only stand if the athlete's samples are stored for retesting and that has only happened since 2005. some records have stood since the 19805 such as florence griffithjoyner‘s. they never failed drugs tests but no one has ever come close to them. after the recent russian doping scandal, some believe it is time to rewrite the history books. i feel great sympathy for clean athletes like paula radcliffe and jonathan edwards. it is about convincing the public that what they are watching is real. the iaaf will consider the idea in august. lord coe says he likes it. but it will prove hugely contentious. will famous old world records like roger bannister‘s four—minute mile still be recognised? it seems the sport's rich history could soon be history itself. joining me now is pierce 0'callaghan
the chair of the european athletics task force behind these proposals. thank you forjoining us, these new rules, will genuinely mean that any world record before 2005 is invalid? good evening, thank you very much for the opportunity, i think everybody is aware, athletics as scenes and dark days in the last number of years, since sebastian coe took over the sport as president of the world governing body in 2015, he inherited, quite frankly, a mess from the previous regime, both on the field of play, and on a corporate governance level. sebastian coe has embarked upon a major reform programme, you may be aware of the fact that the whole
governance of the iws, was changed 2015, widely supported by all the memberfederations 2015, widely supported by all the member federations throughout the world. —— iaaf. 212 of them. second stage of the reform was to look at activities on the play, the world records were contentious, many set in the 1980s, when we had lack of drug in the 1980s, when we had lack of d rug tests, east in the 1980s, when we had lack of drug tests, east germany and the soviet union cheating, and now, the idea is to restore credibility to those record lists, and to regain the trust of the public, particularly ahead of the world championship, taking place in the stadium behind me. roger bannister, the four—minute mile, paula radcliffe, jonathan edwards, these are records that so far have stood the test of time. no question, no suggestion whatsoever that doping is involved. enormous amount of sympathy, one hopes, for those athletes caught up in this? you are
absolutely right, you mention iconic moments, notjust british but european and world athletics, those great athletes, but let's say, what happened to roger bannister, first man in history to run a mile in underfour minutes, man in history to run a mile in under four minutes, but, man in history to run a mile in underfour minutes, but, the olympic distance for that event was the 1500 metres, so of course, records evolve over time, they change from miles two kilometres, they changed when we had hands timing to electronic timing, and now, this, it is reacting to the modern scourge of sport, doping. the governing body has been accused many times of lacking in strong leadership. athletes have called for stronger leadership from the governing body. decisions and... the sport around the world has welcomed these decisions as being crucial and integral, to regaining the trust of the public and ensuring the public can watch athletics and believe what they are watching. in no way does it cast aspersions or doubt on any of the athletes you mentioned, paul, jonathan, colin jackson. the athletes you mentioned, paul,
jonathan, colinjackson. the criteria to have a world record, european record ratified has been change, unfortunately for the athletes, that did not exist in their career, 1995 to 2003, in the case of those two, but there is a new error, new generation, this is a new error, new generation, this is a new chapter, should not be seen as a punishment, should be seen as an allusion. i don't think paula radcliffe is going to see it that way, this is a punishment, her world record will be taken away from her, she is a clean athlete. there is no question about that, when it comes to jonathan edwards question about that, when it comes tojonathan edwards or colin jackson. as well. it does feel incredibly arbitrary. that these athletes are caught up in all of this, just so that the organisation you are part of can seem tough? you are right and no one is in a nyway you are right and no one is in anyway questioning those athletes
you mentioned. but we had some dark daysin you mentioned. but we had some dark days in the 19805 some athletes from the former east germany and former soviet union, they are still on the books. so when the task force looks of the project we wanted to remove those records we felt were achieved by amphetamine. but legally we could not pick and choose, it had to be one size fits all. very unfortunate for those great british athletes you mentioned. but there will always have those records, it would make sure that the current generations have records set that are achievable and accurate. thank you forjoining us. lovely weather in london and in scotla nd lovely weather in london and in scotland it was the warmest day of the year so far.
definitely some warmth around across the western side of scotland, northern ireland, much of wales and the west of england today. cooler along the north sea coast. we put —— we picked up the odd shower in england, just the isolated sherrock this evening before those fade away. it will be cool in the countryside to the north and west and some frost inafew to the north and west and some frost in a few spots going into tomorrow. lots of sunshine again tomorrow in scotland, northern ireland, northern counties of england. cloud increasing elsewhere. still cool along the north sea coasts. warmest in the west. this is the picture during wednesday evening, and looking ahead to thursday, the odd shower in england and wales. decent
sunshine elsewhere. this is bbc news at five — the headlines. theresa may tells the bbc she would be a "bloody difficult woman" in brexit negotiations and said she'd already made clear that eu commission president, jean—claude juncker, would discover that. during the conservative party leadership campaign i was described by one of my colleagues as a ‘bloody difficult woman'. i said at the time that the next person to find that out would be jean claude juncker. jeremy corbyn says he's not embarrassed by his shadow home secretary after diane abbott "mis—spoke" during a radio interview — promising 10,000 new police officers in england and wales. if we recruit the 10,000 police men and women over a four—year period, we believe it will be about £300,000. £300,000 for 10,000 police officers? how much are you paying them? no, i mean, sorry...
how much will they cost? we've corrected the figure and it will be absolutely clear now, today and in the manifesto. i'm not embarrassed in the slightest. an inquestjury finds a teenager suffering from severe anorexia took her own life, partly because her family wasn't properly supported to look after her when she was released from hospital. pulled to safety, after 30 hours in the irish sea — matthew bryce of glasgow — was found conscious by the belfast coastguard and is being treated in hospital for hypothermia. a look at the sport now with will perry. we start with that story from the world of athletics, and proposals from the european governing body of the sport to get rid of some records as part of a bid to address concerns over doping. it would mean that in future marks would only stand if test samples were stored for 10 years. colinjackson's indoor 60 metres hurdles world best set in germany
in 1994 would be scrapped under the plans and jackson thinks the repercussion for him will be significant. personally i think my entire career is under threat with a statement like this from the panel. many of my top performances were major championships where one gold medals andi championships where one gold medals and i broke the world record over 110 metres hurdles of the world championships in stuttgart. so if they take that time, still a european record, away from me then surely they have to take my medal as well because you cannot have that without the performance. everything needs to be eradicated, itjust seems ludicrous as an idea. petra kvitova has returned to the tennis court today for months after being badly injured as she fought off an intruder at home armed with an eye.
the two times wimbledon champion posted this photograph of herself in monaco on her facebook account with the words, i hope this picture makes you as happy as it makes me. after meeting in two of the last three champions league finals, real madrid play neighbours atletico in the semi finals with the first leg at the bernabeu tonight cristiano ronaldo and his real team mates will be without gareth bale who misses out with a calf problem, but atleti have their own injury problems too with juanfran ruled out. real won both of those previous finals against their rivals, including last year's on penalties. there's a huge of
it"??? .;:.¢.'5..«»'~.,:.»' “m... ' ' tonight. atletico madrid have injury concerns but good news for their coach, the apparent miraculous recovery from injury of belgian international yannick carrasco. he came through the training session unscathed last night. he is the kind of player that fans will want to start this game, he rises to these big occasions. he scored against real madrid when they met the final last year. of course that final in milan and two years before that is gobsmacked in the final in this one. this time because the semifinal but both legs will be played here in their own city and madrid is gearing up their own city and madrid is gearing upfor their own city and madrid is gearing up for what they hope will be a classic encounter on. england women goalkeeper carly telford who made her international debut ten years ago, signed for notts county back in
2014 from chelsea and is returning to her own club. mark selby admits it'll be difficult to match stephen hendry‘s record of 7 world snooker titles. he won his third at the crucible last night. beating john higgins to also become only the fourth player in the modern era to retain his title. hendry also managed that. but even though selby says the scot‘s mark will be hard to reach he insists he has never performed this well before. i am enjoying my snooker as much as ever now, which is showing itself on the table. i'm probably at the peak of my career, i think i can honestly say that. but trying to dominate the game in this era is very difficult. you could argue i have done at the season but to continue doing it over a period of time will be very difficult. that's all sport for now. i'll have more in sportsday at half past six. the family of a man who was shot dead in his home by intruders in the early hours of sunday morning have paid tribute to him saying they are devastated. dorset police are searching for at least two people following the death of guy hedger, a marketing executive.
they say it was a ‘targeted attack‘. the men, who wore balaclavas, stole jewellery including designer watches before fleeing the house near ringwood. duncan kennedy reports. the centre of the police operations remains the house where guy hedger was shot. detectives say he was killed on sunday morning after at least two intruders entered his home. it is believed that a number of designer watches were taken during the raid. mr hedger was 61 and a director of an education trust. in a statement today, his family said: those tributes have been shared by mr hedger‘s work colleagues, who say he helped transform the lives of thousands of children through his educational work.
police say his partner, who is believed to have witnessed the shooting, has been left deeply affected by what happened and is now a key witness in their investigation. police called again for witnesses and said gun crime was extremely rare in this part of the well.” have no recollection of this kind of crime happening in this part of dorset before. if you have any concerns please contact dorset police. more than a mile from the home we feel these officers searching for the shotgun used to kill him. the game will be a crucial piece of evidence in this murder investigation. receiving the education trust that guy hedger helped to set up said that his death horrifying. i was totally shocked and absolutely horrified. what a
loss to the world and you have someone as loss to the world and you have someone as kind and gentle as generous as guy someone as kind and gentle as generous as guy was, someone as kind and gentle as generous as guy was, for him to suddenly lose his life in such a senseless act is unbelievable. this is an area where house prices are measured in millions. many residents chooseit measured in millions. many residents choose it for its peace and privacy. police said the death of guy hedger was truly horrific and they're determined to find those responsible. while the leaders of the main parties have been out on the campaign trail across the country — behind the scenes — thousands of civil servants are working on finalising their pa rties' manifestos. with just six weeks to go before britain goes to the polls — they have a lot less time than usual to come up with the goods. so are manifestos relevant anymore? we have three guestsjoining me — who can talk us through what makes a successful campaign — and what manifestos
mean for the voter? joining me in the studio is former director of communications for david cameron — sir craig 0liver. catherine haddon from the institute for government and marc stears — chief executive of the new economics foundation and former chief speechwriter to ed miliband. great to see you. catherine, the ma nifesto great to see you. catherine, the manifesto seems to have a totemic almost role in british political life and yet i have covered elections all over the world and do not think i've come across a similar kind of document existing in any other election. it seems to be particular to this country. yes and it is peculiar in its nature as well, it is the document, the advertising that goes with it, but also it is so much contained within it about the key policy pledges. 0ther it about the key policy pledges. other countries have their key
pledges, donald trump managed to do a lot of up by twitter. but in the uk the manifesto pledge is really important. not just during uk the manifesto pledge is really important. notjust during the election, the production of them is important but it is how we talk about them afterwards, breaking a ma nifesto about them afterwards, breaking a manifesto pledge, talking about the house of lords, should it allow through pledges because they are ma nifesto through pledges because they are manifesto pledges. so it is totemic and has been for almost 200 years. so the calculation as to what goes in is critical. it is and the parties have different mechanisms for doing this. they're scrambling around at the moment, theresa may had already set out her stall somewhat when she became prime minister forgot somewhat when she became prime ministerforgot the somewhat when she became prime minister forgot the other parties, they have formal processes for getting policy to that level but thatis getting policy to that level but that is not the same as writing the ma nifesto. that is not the same as writing the manifesto. usually at kew key individuals do this and there can be a lot of infighting with different parts of the party, different
individuals, wanting to make sure it is locked down and watertight. -- a few key individuals. you were involved in the triple tax lock pledge manifesto. now theresa may is having enormous struggle with the way from that. -- moving away with that. i think she is having the selection partly because she can have her own mandate because she was held to david cameron's mandate. few people actually read manifestos, you could argue even people at the treasury had not properly read it when they wanted to raise national insurance contributions and they had to move away from that. but political editors and political opponents do read them notjust during the election but afterwards, when it is in black and white, you
said it, and to the question. given theresa may and her lead in the polls could should therefore be less prescriptive and not back herself then into a corner? if this was a boxing match i think it would have been stopped a long time ago by the referee. labour are showing a basic level of incompetence, diane abbott not able to see what the numbers were. jeremy corbyn talking about nuclear weapons and having to be corrected by his own press office to say they support trident. the conservative party will feel much more able to be less specific and looser in this manifesto because of that. and it shows the reality of not having a strong opposition. of course the labour party will have their own response to those criticisms. i'm interested in the political calculation going into what is part of the manifesto. tim farron for instance is having problems over homosexuality, issues surrounding that. is that the kind
of thing the liberal democrats should be addressing in the ma nifesto, should be addressing in the manifesto, or is that problematic in itself? the key thing for a ma nifesto, itself? the key thing for a manifesto, they should set out a big argument about the future of the country, not just a argument about the future of the country, notjust a list of pledges, it should be what the country should block —— should look like at the end of parliament. so a big account of the vision but before the electorate. and then it should be a specific, highly accountable set of pledges from the party about how they're going to reach that vision. so you want see response, not to the 24 are news cycle, who did well in what interview, but instead an opportunity to step back and say this is what we want the country to look like and ease are the steps we will take to get there. and that is the seriousness to electoral politics which is invaluable. but it did not work for you in 2015. what
do you think was missing? there are a lwa ys do you think was missing? there are always the campaign itself, the glitz and glamour, but pledges and the rallies and debates. and then the rallies and debates. and then the more detail, the backroom work, the more detail, the backroom work, the vision and the pledges. the truth is into the 15 the conservatives won the first of those. but much of the labour ma nifesto those. but much of the labour manifesto the men had a second wind and will pop up in surprising places in all kinds of ways in the next few weeks. the suggestion that people do not be them, does that make it, ok, why did theresa may not feel she could just walk away from the 2015 ma nifesto could just walk away from the 2015 manifesto and said that is what david cameron came up with, these are changed circumstances, it is
brexit time, i'm going to raise vat? she's in a difficult position. margaret thatcher in 1979 wanted quite a fake manifesto, not so specifically set out giving room for manoeuvre. but theresa may has called this election on the basis of getting a mandate for brexit, for her vision of brexit. and all the talk has been about that vision is, not just the talk has been about that vision is, notjust the broad brush strokes but the nitty—gritty. so her manifesto is not the right place to have that and it will be interesting to see how she will manage that dividing line between something persuasive enough but at the same time giving her wiggle room because she will need that in negotiations. which way do you see her going with the ma nifesto ? do you see her going with the manifesto? will it contain things about housing and policing, which it must? i think so but in a more general way. they will not want there to be a huge number of hostages to fortune. in a close
election you might make a difference with a really top policy. but this election is not even close to being close. who has the best leader and who is best set to deal with the main issue of the day, those are the main issue of the day, those are the main things in an election campaign. and those questions have been asked and answered according to the conservatives. so they will be confident not going into flashy policies to try to win attention that way. i suspect it will be quite sober, and not particularly a detail affair but there will be interesting things in there. a lot of people will look out for the kind of things that ed miliband was talking about to see if that is in the manifesto. cutting energy bills and things like that. yes, but much more broad and who can control the agenda during the campaign and today the labour party went out thinking we can catch everyone's attention talking about the police but there was a
disastrous media round this morning and now the story is the labour in crisis. the conservative party in crisis. the conservative party in crisis. the conservative party thought, we can use the word bloody and it will be the lead in story. it was the lead story on the five o'clock news, so it works. what should have been in your manifesto in 2015 that with hindsight, you think that did not help us. ma nifesto think that did not help us. manifesto is always the end of the process and not the beginnings this election is quick and sharp, people are not quite ready in many ways for it. in the last election cycle the labour party sought to build a big argument about where power lay and their opportunity late in the country. ed miliband made a famous speech about predators and producers. i think the manifesto was trying to establish that argument in a big way, to try to explain to
people why that was the issue of the day. clearly it did not swing the campaign and they were complicated reasons for that but i think the case nonetheless has been made and isa case nonetheless has been made and is a powerful one. i think it is still present in this election campaign, that people are desperate to know who has the power in this election. if people think it is a done deal already and all of brent dusted, it is up to the rest of us to say to the conservatives, give us a proper manifesto explaining in detail what your vision of brexit is and how we're going to get there. you can't just and how we're going to get there. you can'tjust go around saying brexit means brexit or strong and sta ble brexit means brexit or strong and stable in a manifesto. and if the other parties are not going to challenge effectively it is up to the rest of us in broader society, journalists, editors, think tanks, to say to the parties, it was the detail, tell us how you're to get
there, where you are trying to take there, where you are trying to take the country and what kind of country is going to be. that is what we should be looking for. but if theresa may is making it an election about brexit and leadership, how doesjeremy about brexit and leadership, how does jeremy corbyn about brexit and leadership, how doesjeremy corbyn respond in his ma nifesto. doesjeremy corbyn respond in his manifesto. i think all the parties must acknowledge that this is a brexit election. we're about to go into a massive change for this country and what we need to know is who is going to argue on our behalf of the country in the negotiations. we have seen how difficult they are going to be. that is what theresa may is talking about today. the parties have to say it does notjust ta ke parties have to say it does notjust take a strong person at the table but it takes a plan and we need to know what that is. and what the steps a re know what that is. and what the steps are to get there. that is what we should all be looking for this time around. thank you all very much. some of the other stories making bbc news at five. a man has pleaded not guilty to sending a racially aggravated message to the brexit campaigner gina miller. rhodri philipps, the 4th viscount st davids is accused
of writing a threatening message on facebook in which he is alleged to have referred to her as a ‘troublesome first generation immigrant‘. he faces trial injuly. a 34 year—old man, who hid extremist information on a usb stick inside a pair of cufflinks, has been jailed for eight years. samata ullah from cardiff admitted being a member of the islamic state group and preparing acts of terrorism. the police said ullah had created a one stop shop for terrorists from his bedroom. the government says it will not appeal against a ruling forcing it to publish plans to tackle air pollution. last week the high court rejected plans by ministers to wait until after the general election to unveil its clean air plan. the government said it would now meet the court‘s deadline of publishing the policy by may 9th. nightingales — they‘re britain‘s most celebrated songbird. but they‘re under the threat of extinction. in the past 25 years their numbers
have declined by 62%. to highlight their plight — a nightingale festival is being held in the woodlands of southern england — during which singers will try to duet with the songbirds — as our arts correspondent david sillito explains. we are here in green farm in kent. we are gathered in anticipation of being led into the forest at dark to go and listen to the nightingales sing. sam lee, the man who is tonight taking us into the woods, notjust to listen to nightingales, but also to sing with them, in a cold, damp, dark thicket. and this nocturnal concert is one of many taking place across the country, an attempt to reconnect us with what used to be the sound of spring. it is amazing. the nightingale is unparalleled in its virtuosity and the vocal range. and it is in sharp decline?
it is dying out? nightingales have declined 62% in the last 25 years. of course, the idea of playing music with the nightingale is not new. beatrice harrison‘s live duets on the bbc were in the 19205 a sensation. but 90 years on, i was worried. the woods sounded very quiet. actually, as we get closer, you will start to hear the song growing and growing, getting louder and louder. oh, please let it be true! this is. . .without nightingales. if you cup your ears to focus your hearing. bird song. they are so loud, aren‘t they? i didn‘t really believe you. we are several metres away. it does not feel odd,
middle of the night, sitting in a forest? no, not at all. it seems quite natural and quite perfect. # the nightingale. ..#. i think it is important to remember that once upon a time this would have been the soundtrack to our spring around every fire, around every homestead. we would have just gone out and listened to the nightingales. so, that little, damp thicket, an oasis of song. david sillito, bbc news, ashford, in kent. time for a look at the weather. here‘s nick miller. gorgeous weather today across
western parts of scotland. this is an image of what we have been enjoying. 21 celsius, the warmest day of the year so far. but along the east coast of england just 10 degrees so a big contrast across the uk. and we‘re the odd shower developing across parts of england. and this evening we could have an isolated shower in wales, south—west england. for the north and west where it is clear it will be cold in rural spots and even some frost in parts of scotland. tomorrow we have some early fog patches around in scotland, but most places begin with a good deal of sunshine. and stay that way during the day. for much of wales and the south of england some
cloud around. and for some it is a damp start as well. and with the breeze coming in the —— it will feel cool throughout wednesday belief that the cloud. —— beneath. northern counties of northern england and for northern ireland and scotland, keeping plenty of sunshine tomorrow and another very warm day into the west of scotland although not quite as warm as today. going into tomorrow‘s evening we hold onto the odd shower across parts of england and on thursday across southern parts of the uk where the cloud is thick enough we could get a passing shower. still cool along the north sea coasts with the breeze coming from the sea. nothing changing on friday in that respect. most places
will be dry and perhaps a little brighter across southern parts. looking ahead to the weekend, for saturday and sunday, a lot of dry weather with high pressure in control. still chilly along north sea coasts and cloudy at times. the best of any sunshine in the west. detz's online. ee?777—— negotiations to be tough and she will take a firm stand. campaigning in the south west, mrs may makes her message to the head of the eu commission clear. during the conservative party leadership campaign, i was described by one of my colleagues as a "bloody difficult woman". and i said at the time that the next person to find that out would be jean—claude juncker. for more police in england and wales. so how much would 10,000 police officers cost? we believe it'll be about £300,000. £300,000 for 10,000 police officers? what are you paying them? diane abbott says she mis—spoke