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hacked from the campaign team of emmanuel macron ahead of sunday's presidential election. aides to mr macron say it was intended to undermine french democracy. at least 80 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by boko haram in the nigerian town of chibok have been freed. a government official said they had been released following negotiations with the islamist militant group. they're still thought to be holding more than a hundred girls captive. fighting has eased in parts of syria where a russian—led initiative to halt the country's six—year war has taken effect. the russian defence ministry says it's registered 15 violations since midnight on friday. russia and the us have also agreed to resume a bilateral agreement to prevent mid—air clashes in syria airspace. traditional craft skills like sewing and painting — along with baking — have had something of a resurgence in the uk. this weekend, the first ever national "festival of making" begins, to celebrate britain's manufacturing,
food and creative industries. colin paterson has been to meet some bakers in burnley. two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight and go. every day 85,000 muffins and cakes are made at the cherrytree bakery. that requires a lot of repetitive movement. the latest creation to emerge from the factory floor, it's chorley cake meets swan lake. the workers‘ actions turned into dance. the idea of making bakers in burnley balletic came from choreographer ruth jones. these machines now make the workers work really fast, so when they do many mini muffin day, they're squeezed up like this and they're working really, really fast,
whereas in the olden days they could move a bit slower and they have more space. and this is incorporated into the piece? it's all incorporated into the piece we wanted to be inspired by all the activity that goes on on this factory floor. the movement is unique. and it was a very collaborative process. i showed her how to decorate brownies, we take a piping bag and do symbols on the brownie. it was so beautiful to see how our moves at work, what we are doing, became such a beautiful dance. it was beautiful. amazing really. it was great, it was really inspirational. we didn't think we could do
that just by general movements in a bakery. it was really fun to watch and to learn. and go. two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight... again, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight... the idea that it could be beneficial to the staff was a big part of the reason the bakery allowed a choreographer into the mix. there is actually method to this, that it could improve performance? that's what the choreographer said to us, in terms of being more conscious of your movements and maybe changing the way you do it so it's a little bit better for your body. you've actually opted to take part yourself. any reservations? a lot but i couldn't really ask them to do something i wasn't willing to do myself, so i was, like, 0k. with four performances this weekend at the festival of making, it's hoped the bakers will rise to the occasion. it looks like a lot of fun.
now on bbc news, it's time for the travel show. coming up this week on the travel show: rajan is in jerusalem, the world's holiest city. this is for christianity the most important place in the world. quite an incredible experience to be here. we touch down in st martin for a spot ofjet blasting and to check out a music festival aimingto entice a younger crowd to the caribbean island. and taking the perfect snap — we head to the lake district to capture one of the uk's most photographed landscapes. i want people to see my pictures and think, "wow," you know, "that's inspiring." but it's something they can see with their own eyes. jerusalem is one of the world capitals of religious tourism. and easter and passover make for its busiest weeks. and a particular hotspot is the church of the holy sepulchre, where some believejesus is buried. we got rare access to
the newly renovated tomb. they called jerusalem the world's holiest city. it's also one of the most conflicted. politics aside, the fact is, jerusalem has monuments that are sacred to three of the world's biggest religions. like the western wall for those of the jewish faith. for muslims, there is the distinctive dome of the rock shrine. then deep in the heart of the old city, through the damascus gate, is christendom's most important church. tucked away on the edge of the muslim and christian quarters, right in the marketplace, is the church of the holy sepulchre. not easy to find. but it's somewhere around here. and look.
tiny little sign. holy sepulchre. and i can hear something happening. now, what's unusual about this church is that it's actually shared by six different christian denominations. to be precise, roman catholics, greek orthodox, armenian 0rthodox, syrians, coptics and ethiopians. this ceremony is led by the armenian church. they come from all over the world. three and a half million people a year, they reckon, to visit the church of the holy sepulchre. it's a pilgrimage that evokes a response like no other. for us it's no more,
no less than the holiest place on earth. that's wherejesus died, where he was crucified, where he was risen three days afterwards. so for us that is, i mean, the history of humanity, that is what makes that there is before and after christ. it simply changed the history of humanity. 2000 years ago, this was an empty plot of land outside the old city walls. now look at it. they may all agree the resurrection of christ took place here, but the truth is that the six different denominations haven't always been an ideal housemate in this church. sometimes we didn't agree. there have been fight inside the holy sepulchre, that's for sure. physicalfight? even physicalfights. this may be christianity‘s
most important church, but the guy who's got the key is muslim. adeeb, hi. this is the key to this church? this is the holy key of the holy church. how come you have it and yourfamily have it? they gave our family to be the custodian of the holy sepulchre church, and it's going from father to son. the church had previously been destroyed in the early part of the 11th century by the then ruling caliphs. and in trusting it to a muslim family sounded like the safest bet to insure it against future attacks. every morning at liam, adeeb opens the door, then has to return to lock it in the evening. he's not paid for this duty. i'm proud about thisjob, and we are here injerusalem muslims and christians, we are living together. we are brothers here. disaster has struck twice over
the centuries with a fire and an earthquake causing extensive damage. and throughout, arguments became very fierce and protracted between the different denominations, as to how and who was going to fix the thing. they could not reach any consensus, any agreement, so in order not to talk waiting for the restoration of the holy sepulchre, they decided it would remain as it is and let us start the restoration of the rest of the compound. because of all the infighting it took a long time for all the parties to agree on a restoration plan for the ageing church. and even after that, it's taken 60 years to renovate the shrine. we were lucky enough to be granted a truly rare privilege, to go and film inside the newly renovated burial chamber,
called the edicule. this is where christians believe jesus's body was laid to rest after he died on the cross. this is for christianity the most important place in the world. just this little square of two or three metres. exactly at the heart of it all. quite an incredible experience to be here. billions of christians think of this place as the spiritual centre of their universe. the extensive restoration work took nine months, working on the small structure above the tomb. there are two marble slabs over the sepulchre, one exactly covering the bench carved from rock thatjesus is said to be laid on. archaeological proofs are quite consistent to say thatjesus
was crucified inside this building. and laid into the tomb, which is inside also. afterwards, what happened three days afterwards, it belongs to the faith, as we believe he was risen. jesus of nazareth, that he was crucified and laid in the tomb, there is many, many proofs, historical proofs that are showing that. the one side is the conflict but the other side is the effort to run this place and to be together. and i think that's somehow a miracle. and that's a thought echoed by the many other millions of pilgrims who come here each year, delighted that restoration has finally been achieved and cohabitation of all churches continues.
stay with us because still to come on the travel show we're in the lake district to capture one of the uk's photographed landscapes. i like to soak up these landscapes, you know, i like to take in the atmosphere. there is a real sense of wilderness that appeals to me in these places. and we head to the french caribbean for music festival aiming to help diversify saint martin. during the winter everybody‘s from, like, up north, and it's cold and they need a place to go where it's hot. and you cannot beat the island life. chances are if i say festival you'll think of glastonbury in the uk or coachella in the us. now a sleepy caribbean nation has
decided to get in on the act in a bid to attract more young people. but does it have what it takes to draw a party crowd? we sent greg mckenzie to find out. st maarten, or saint martin, depending on which part of the island you are on, is the smallest island in the world. and the partition between two different nations. a french side and a dutch side. technically, it's two different countries, and attracts more than 2 million visitors every year. its airport, princess juliana international, is truly unique, because on one side you have a public beach, on the other there is a huge mountain range. pilots say it's one of the scariest landings in the world, and it's easy to see why. just ahead there is the a340,
that has flown in from paris. the people on there have been on board for about eight hours and 30 minutes. the landing just behind us, the runway length is about 7000 feet. traditionally, aircraft of that size need about 8000 feet to land safely. there is only a tiny margin of error, if any. it's the second busiest airport in the caribbean. and exciting as it is to watch landings from the beach, it's even more thrilling to see aircraft take off. this is what they calljet blasting. in a minute we're going to all get pushed back. it's already started! jet blasting is when you stand as close as you can get to an aeroplane taking off, and there are not many places in the world where you would be able to get this close.
it became an attraction just on its own. rolando brison is the director of tourism. he is tasked with making sure visitors have fun and don't injure themselves. in 2012, this jet blasting video went viral. it shows a woman being blown off her feet after losing her grip by deliberately standing in the jet blast of a plane taking off here. fortunately, she didn't suffer any life changing injuries. but it did prompt authorities to act by erecting more fences to increase the distance between people and objects. we had to take whatever measures we could, and fencing did create at least a little more separation that was necessary, another ten feet of space to prevent people getting too close. there is a security aspect, patrolling during the busy times to make sure there are not too many people, that we can keep it under control.
the fencing is an important part, there is an international standard for it as well. how far should an aircraft be from on the road? so that fence is there to make sure we abide by those international standards. but it's next to impossible to police this speech 2a hours a day, and it's an activity that still draws hundreds of visitors daily. were you worried it might be dangerous? depending how hard they rev the engines, but the first one wasn't bad. the third one, that was crazy. crazy, crazy. and despite jet blasting being seen as a young but risky sport, the island is trying to appeal to younger crowd. the majority of those coming are in their 50s and 60s. saint martin is traditionally known as a musical island. you'll find all sorts here from reggae music to samba to calypso.
a new music festival is aiming to bring something uniquely different to the island. now in its second year, the sxm festival aptly named after the country's airport code, is hoping to bring a new type of visitor. millennials for a five—day electronic music extravaganza. with more than 100 top name djs. a lot of the routes of what is modern dance culture started in the caribbean, it started with sound system culture injamaica and all of these other places. you know, the guys who bring the massive systems. they were experimenting with sound. they started experimenting with dubs.
this is where remixes came from. so, there is a long history and tradition to kind of electronic music and experimentation in the caribbean. but some locals didn't want an electronic music festival on their shores. they wanted this little—known island to be the best kept secret and remain exclusive. not everyone was happy, of course, but i think it's because of the style of music. that type of music in general scares people, because people look different address different. so last year that's how it kind of felt. but i think everyone, all the businesses, realise the importance of having such an event. the festival takes place every march and attracts about 4000 people. it is the brainchild ofjulian prince, a lifelong dj and music promoterfrom canada, who wanted to create something unique away from the club scene in places like ibiza. ibiza is like the motherland, it's everything. they built this culture. so it's not like we're
trying to compete. it's just, honestly, i thought that for the longest time ever nothing was really happening in north america. i just felt like we should have something like that during the winter. everybody‘s from, like, up north, and it's called them and they need a place to go. where it's hot and, like, you cannot beat the island vibe. despite this event, still in its infancy, the future looks bright, as organisers are already planning next yea r‘s event. as other festivals around the globe begin to tire, or become too commercial, with the caribbean as its backdrop, music is only part of the reason why sxm has the advantage. greg mckenzie reporting from a very warm looking saint martin. now to end this week's show, let's head to the north of england and the lake district.
its landscapes have inspired a thousand artists and painters over the centuries. but now we've met a photographer who captures its rugged beauty with the camera. and sometimes he'll go to extraordinary lengths just to get the right shot. my name's terry abraham. i'm a self—taught, independent film—maker. i've always had an interesting and video. i always wanted to be hands—on, outdoors, doing something like that. i love all the british countryside, i think britain's fantastic in the variety, the terrain, the geology. the aesthetic appeal of the landscape that we have in such a small group of islands. i don't think there's anywhere else in the uk like the lake district. every mountain, or fell, as they are known around here, has its own character. it looks different.
they're all individual. and that's the same for the valleys as well, with all the lakes, the stone walls, the beautiful picturesque coastguard cottages and all that kind of thing. and i can see why four centuries public, artists, writers have been drawn here, inspired by this landscape. i'm no different. i'm a self—taught film—maker. i'm born of the digital age, if you like, with the likes of you how it has democratised film—making. being able to edit videos on a laptop or computer the technology has developed with smaller professional cameras, has enabled me to go out
there and chase a dream of producing documentaries, these landscapes. i tend to wild camp, which is basically pitching up a tent on the top of a mountain, totally self—reliant, you have your food, you seek your water, because that enables me to be there, ready and prepared, nice and fresh and those special moments. i like to soak up these landscapes, you know, i like to take in the atmosphere. there is a real sense of wilderness that appeals to me in these places. i would often tweet what i'd just taken, you know, the scenes i had been capturing on camera. because i might be filming,
but at the same time i'll have a stills camera with me and i'll take a picture and share it on the social media. i do appreciate that people like to follow the journey i'm on whilst working on the documentaries. share the sights that i see. that was a good shot, that. i get a bit embarrassed and blush at times with some of the praise that i get for my work. i mean, one of the documentaries has been described as a wordsworthian hymn to nature. though it's nice, getting the audience response, being so positive and overwhelming in that respect, it's about capturing a sort of portrait, a time capsule of these areas that mean so much to me. i don't think there's anything special about the way i go about capturing the shots that i do. any photographer worth their salt will tell you the best times of day
for capturing a landscape is arguably, more often than not, dawn or dusk. i want people to see my pictures and think, wow, you know, that's inspiring. but it's something they can see with their own eyes. i certainly wouldn't go back to the deskjob, working in a pub, stuff like that, that i used to do before. look at it, you know, it's fantastic. and i get to enjoy this all the time. it really is about being in the right place at the right time. and there is a large element of luck as well. terry abraham and his beautiful
photos of the lake district. well, that's it for this week, join us next week if you can, when we're in colombia to visit the hometown of one of its most infamous residents, pablo escobar. if you look in here, there is a plaque on the wall with white crosses. that is a memorial to, i think, the amount of people they think were killed here when pablo was here. but is it right to build an industry around a former drug lord? don't keep those memories any more, please. respect us. that's next week but in the meantime you can catch up with us an social media and online. all the details on the screen now. for now, from me, christa larwood, and the rest of the travel show team, it's goodbye. hello, good morning.
so near, yet so far away. hello there. sunday could be a chilly start for northern ireland, north—west scotland and england. a little bit of drizzle the northern and eastern scotland, perhaps north—east england, lots of cloud coming in off the north sea. elsewhere we should see the sunshine coming through, especially in the afternoon, for southern parts of england and wales, turning it quite warm. along the north sea coasted for feel quite jolly. and warm. along the north sea coasted forfeel quitejolly. and one degree the onshore chilly breeze bringing
more cloud to eastern areas of the uk but even that will break up now and again. further west we will see more in the way of sunshine. that should lift temperatures into the midteens, possibly a touch high at them that towards the south—west. 910 for eastern scotland, warmer elsewhere in the sunshine. with high pressure on the way for the bulk of next week there is little or no rain around and it will feel warm and sunshine. hello my name is tom donkin, welcome to bbc news — broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. here's our top stories: france's presidential election reaches its climax but could the hacking attack on emmanuel macron‘s campaign affect sunday's result? 82 nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by islamist militants three years ago have now been freed. with just hours before france chooses a new president,