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british isles and will be a player for northern ireland in monday. moderate rain in the top half of scotland, but elsewhere, it will be a warm day. you sit president trump continues his visit to saudi arabia — where he's preparing to address gulf leaders on the need to confront extremism. labour renews its push to attract older voters, while the conservatives defend their plans to overhaul social care funding. party leaders will stop campaigning for an hour today to remember the mpjo cox, who was murdered in her constituency last year. more than 80 schoolgirls kidnapped in nigeria by islamist militants finally see their families after three years in captivity. coming up in a few minutes our sunday morning edition of the papers. before the papers — sport and for a full round up,
from the bbc sport centre, here's holly hamilton. it's all about the battle for the final two champions league spots on the last day of the premier league season. one of manchester city, liverpool and arsenal will miss out on top flight european football next season. arsene wenger‘s side need a win against everton to keep their hopes alive — and even that may not be enough as they require liverpool or city to slip up. we just want everybody to play 100% in the last game. traditionally it has been the case. that is all you want to do, we need to focus on ourselves. i think everton will fight against us. sunderland will fight against liverpool, what the fight against city. if you want to be the best league in the world, you should not even question it.
this is how the race for the champions league places looks. manchester city have 75 points, they travel to watford today, liverpool are two points behind them with 73, they're at home to already relegated middlesbrough. arsenal have 72 points and have to rely on one of the other two slipping up. there's also the possibility of two or even more bizarrely three of the teams finishing level on points, goals scored and goals conceded which would mean a play—off. millwall are up to the championship after beating bradford in the league one play—off final. steve morison‘s goal in the 85th minute giving them a 1—0 win at wembley. but the match was overshadowed when hundreds of fans invaded the pitch afterwards. officials at wembley stadium say "appropriate action" will be taken if needed. it's the final weekend in the scottish premiership as well — treble—chasing celtic host hearts today and after the match they'll be presented with the league trophy.
their unbeaten run this season already stands at 45 games — if they avoid defeat today they'll be the first title—winning side in scotland to complete an unbeaten league campaign in over a century. it is a huge testament to the professionalism and quality, the mentality of the squad. we want to finish the job well, playing in front of a packed stadium, hoping we can celebrate with the victory. inverness have been relegated from the scottish premiership. two goals from alex fisher gave them a 3—2 win over motherwell but it wasn't enough. they needed hamilton to lose but they beat dundee by 4 goals to nil, sending inverness down to the championship. hamilton will now face dundee united in a two legged premiership play off. brechin city go up to the scottish championship after beating alloa athletic on penalties. james dale had already been named man of the match before scoring the crucial spot kick.
exeter will play wasps in the premiership final. they'll meet at twickenham next weekend. both teams scored late tries in dramatic semi—finals. wasps beat leicester, while exeter ended saracens‘ hopes of another double, as tim hague reports. saracens on a mission, their target was a second successive european and domestic double. the first part achieved in edinburgh last weekend. could exeter stop them achieving the second? given a place in the commission finalwas upforgrabs, it was a tight first half, 6—6, no tries. jack nowell proving why he will play for the british and irish lions with the first try. the defending champions would not give up their title without a fight. somehow touching down.
there was a twist. 30 seconds to go, sam simmons somewhere under there, denied saracens the double. that ended 18—16. the second semi was even closer. wasps going for their first final in nine years. kirtley beale scoring prudently. leicester fighting leicesterfighting back. this club with so much pedigree, and a leading to the final few minutes. josh bassett sending wasps back to twickenham for a day out with exeter. the totti clubs in the regular season now the totti clubs in the regular season now the final two clubs. —— the top two. munster will play scarlets in the pro12 final in dublin next saturday. ospreys had hoped to make it an all—welsh final but munster came from behind to win by 23 points to 3, thanks to tries from francis saili, simon zebo and andrew conway. three more games in rugby league's
magic weekend later. yesterday's action lived up to it's billing for the new st helens head coachjustin holbrook — his side thrashed second placed hull by 45 points to nil. holbrook had only taken charge of one training session on friday ahead of the game — yet he clearly had an impact as saints turned in an impressive display, running in eight tries. in the day's other games wakefield beat widnes while wigan and warrington drew 24—24. boxer liam walsh fell short in his attempts to win his first world title, being stopped inside three rounds by american gervanter davis. davis, the ibf super—featherweight champion who is promoted by floyd mayweather, made light work of walsh, knocking him down in the third round. and the referee stopped the fight not long after that knock down. fernando alonso will compete for pole position the indianapolis 500
later. he made it through the first qualifying day seven fasters. moves on to sunday's fast nine to fighters it out for pole position. the dangers of racing on high—speed american oval tracks as this driver crashed into the wall. he was conscious as he was rescued, but suffered multiple fractures. the frenchman is in hospitalfollowing fractures to his pelvis and head. that is all the sport. now it is ben brown with the papers. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me is the political commentator vincent moss and kevin schofield, the editor of politicshome. let's have a look at the front pages... the sunday telegraph leads with tory plans to strip people of their knighthoods
if their behaviour is deemed unacceptable, following claims the public has lost faith in the honours system. the sunday times reports a tory wobble in the opinion polls, suggesting the conservatives‘ lead over labour halves to nine points. the observer reports that theresa may's school meals plan ‘could hit 900,000 poor children‘ and there are concerns it could punish tory party target voters. the dementia tax backlash is the mail on sunday‘s headline as the paper reports a survation poll suggests the tories lead has slipped by 5% after its pledge to make elderly people pay for care — but they‘re still 12% ahead of labour. and... "shh! mummy kate takes charge on pippa‘s big day" is the picture headline on the sunday express.
let‘s kick off. the papers are reporting the poll is narrowing. a tory wobble, the sunday times calling it. a real tory wobble? not really a good story, the polls had been showing a significant tory lead, cut to the lowest since the election was called. the majority of 46 seats, which is far what theresa may and supporters were hoping for. largely to do with the manifesto released, which proposed the big cuts in social care, which proved unpopular. the fieldwork on the poll after the manifesto launch, people do not like it. does that mean the tory manifesto backfired 7 do not like it. does that mean the tory manifesto backfired? in relation to the labour won, a couple of days before, it did. the polling suggested the labour manifesto was
very popular, eye—catching pledges. the tory one is much more low—key, not a lot of meat in it. as vincent says, the things that were eye—catching, they were cuts to pensioner hand—outs. which, as we know, that is the group that tends to vote. you can see why there was nervousness in conservative hq. on the other hand, polls like this may work in their favour, encouraging people to come out and vote. no longer a foregone conclusion. senior conservative campaign source said the poll was helpful, focusing the mind of voters on the choice between jeremy corbyn the mind of voters on the choice betweenjeremy corbyn and theresa may. guarding against complacency in tory ranks. that is where they would likely tory campaign moving to. a choice between theresa may and jeremy corbyn, tory high command think that is one of their strong points. they look like a
conservative landslide, some conservatives may stay at home and not vote. it may get the votes motivated. the narrowing of the gap is helpful to the conservatives, motivating their vote. a chance that jeremy corbyn could be prime minister. you need to get out there and stop that. they will not be disappointed that the gap is narrowing. if we look at the mail on sunday, similar story. theresa may‘s hopes of an election landslide hitting a setback last night. the polls showing strong opposition to the plan to make more elderly people pay for care. we have to say, is still a big majority. something like 46 seat majority. still pretty large. interesting, the wording of the intro. hopes of a landslide, not hopes of winning. how big a margin of victory it will be? it remains in the area we are. i think it does
show the campaign so far, the tories calling the selection, we did not need to be having an election. not one supposed to be until 2020, the campaign has been quite uninspired. a little bit complacent. maybe this will be the impetus. theresa may says every vote counts, that has been her message every day. says every vote counts, that has been her message every daym says every vote counts, that has been her message every day. it will do. this is the key, in terms of the scale, we know the result really. we just don‘t know the score. for the successful theresa may election, the majority has to go up to 70,100 seats. conservatives down talking that, but that is what they are looking for. that is why every vote
does count. in the detail of the mail on sunday poll, some of the social care cutting figures, unsurprisingly 28% approve of the planned cuts in social care, seeing people only keeping up to 100,000 of their income. this is the same problem labourface, their income. this is the same problem labour face, when their income. this is the same problem labourface, when they pronounced it. it was pronounced as a death tax. there needs to be a cross— party a death tax. there needs to be a cross—party alliance to deal with theissue cross—party alliance to deal with the issue was social care. at the moment, the time that people raise it, and you could argue the conservatives are doing the right thing, as soon as the other side raises, 1—party pounces on it. there is no real solution to social care. i contacted labour people last night when the polls were coming in they are not getting overoptimistic. they are not getting overoptimistic. they are basing their assumptions on the message they're getting back on people's doors. they are saying these polls do not feel right. the
feedback on the doorstep is not great. the feedback on the doorstep is pretty negative about their chances? one senior mps said to me from it feels like the tory campaign has from it feels like the tory campaign ha 5 sta lle d from it feels like the tory campaign has stalled for now. but still under three weeks ago. plenty of time for them to increase that. let's go to them to increase that. let's go to the observer. stories about school meals proposals. the school meals plan would hit 900,000 poor children. implications on tory target voters. that they could be punished. a piece of research by the education policy institute. 900,000 poorer children. 600,000 younger children coming from ordinary working families. very much saying this could hit people from lower income families, but people at work. the problem with a lot of the
conservative policies, and the voter understanding, we don‘t know where the axe will fall. same goes with social care policies school meals, winter testing fuel allowance. policies where the conservatives have not the who will be affected. the risk is everyone thinks they could be effective. a very damaging effect on the target group of voters. we know they do turn out. they are worried about these issues. families, and that the core issue, they don‘t know whether they‘ll be effective. conservatives, if they had sense, they would put clarity on that. most of you will be fine, but we need to raise money somewhere. this observer story mentions, it undermines potentially theresa may‘s promised to help families from those just about managing. when you look at the detail of the story, the headline is slightly misleading. not
900,000 poor children. about 100,000 in relative poverty. it is about 700,000 of these just about managing working families. they are struggling to get by, but not actually poor. what the tories would say, the poorest children will still get free school meals, as they did before this policy was brought in what is interesting as well, the lack of detailed costings which the tories have put forward, in contrast to labour, which is annoyed labour, they are under so much pressure to say how they would pay for their pledges, they produce a separate costings document. the tories they think have got away with putting out their plans without any price tag. once you drill down into the detail, the conservatives will have to say these people will lose out, but these people will lose out, but
these people will be protected. another way of looking at all of this, the tories know they have a healthy, commanding lead, some of their manifesto proposals are not that popular, but they feel they have the right thing to do, and they can have the right thing to do, and they ca n afford have the right thing to do, and they can afford to put out the right thing they think they should be doing for the country even though they are not popular. it shows confidence, that they can put unpopular policies in the manifesto because they think they can win. shows a sign what faces us ahead post brexit. a clear sense that money needs to be raised, taxes need to be raised, certain things which have been universal or three need to go. that set my alarm bells ringing. this is potentially a huge problem coming down the track. theresa may seeking a mandate for that, in terms of potential tax raises. significant things done from the manifesto, ruling out certain tax rises.
national insurance, things like that. a lots of scope, seeking scope for potential change. let's go to the sunday times, this is an inside story. the message they are hearing on the doorstep, the labour candidates. do not mentionjeremy corbyn, labour candidates told. really good story. tim shipman, of the sunday times, getting his hands ofa the sunday times, getting his hands of a recording of a conference call. each morning the party has a co nfe re nce each morning the party has a conference call, to discuss the day ahead. how the previous day has gone. they get feedback from the ground. steve howell, jeremy corbyn's deputy director of communications recorded in this tape being quizzed on what to say, because jeremy corbyn keeps coming up because jeremy corbyn keeps coming up on the doorstep. voters concerned aboutjeremy
up on the doorstep. voters concerned about jeremy corbyn. he up on the doorstep. voters concerned aboutjeremy corbyn. he says don't talk about jeremy. total but leadership. talk about the manifesto. it shows there is that concern amongst labour voters, and labour hq. the core members of team corbin, acknowledging jeremy is a drag on the polling numbers. people already speculating if it is a bad defeat for labour, what happens to jeremy corbyn? no doubt, the further away from london you get, you hear of lifelong labour voters saying i‘m fine with the policies, the problem isa fine with the policies, the problem is a leader. they are advised to talk about the policy is not the leadership. a significant quote, if there was a labour government, it would be collective leadership. they are acknowledging jeremy corbyn is a problem. looks like the
conservatives will win, labour will move, then it will move to what happens to jeremy corbyn. move, then it will move to what happens tojeremy corbyn. they comment on some of the papers saying he should go immediately. others say he should go immediately. others say he should go immediately. others say he should stay on indefinitely. maybe not even to oversee a leadership contest, but as leader. it would be popular withjeremy corbyn supporters across the country. let's move to the mail on sunday. donald trump in saudi arabia. we have been reporting on with frank gardner, who is there. the mail on sunday saying it is a last chance to. strong, he has not been there that long. seems to be dealt by controversy at home. he is probably turning up, a good time for him to get at the country. focus on other things. the world is
collectively holding its breath about this speech. anything, literally anything could happen. when donald trump opens his mouth. when donald trump opens his mouth. when he sends a tweet. we have to hope it happens without incident. he will be glad to leave washington behind, the whole rusher, james coney controversy. that will still be there when he gets back. he's supposed to not like long foreign trips. saying i want to do fewer days, shorten the trip. at the same time, quite before him. he feels relieved to be getting out of washington, dc. i think relieved to be getting out of washington, dc. ithink so, most us presidents spend more time on their second term on long trips. he is going to italy as well. he prefers staying at home, murad home
in the trump property a cheeseburger. he is out there talking aboutjobs. cheeseburger. he is out there talking about jobs. huge cheeseburger. he is out there talking aboutjobs. huge trade deals, what he said he would do. it is great to get away from the domestic strife at home. interesting to see whether he tweets from saudi arabia, or sticks to the script. he was saying, looking forward to my big trip. like 16—year—old going on his first foreign trip. incredible. of course, the wedding, let‘s talk about that. the per‘s big day. the sunday express, they have kate taking charge on paper‘s big day. telling the children to be quiet.l great picture, because apart from the happy couple kissing outside the church, which most papers have used. the express choosing a picture summing up what weddings will be for many families, taking children
along. the paranoia in the quiet moments will my kids run wild? and scream, 01’ moments will my kids run wild? and scream, or the rest of it. we know that george trod on pippa middleton‘s train, there were tears and other pictures. you can see she‘s worried about what would happen. it is a picture that anyone who has been to a wedding will understand. not many people have a spitfire flying past and all the rest of it. that‘s it, they will associate with very much. nine pages of coverage in the express. a great photo spread. as close to a royal wedding as we will get until harry 13°13s wedding as we will get until harry pops the question. that will be the next one. i have no inside track.|j thought you were going to reveal something, inside clues with obviously she looks fantastic. difficult not to look fantastic in
the wedding dress that cost £40,000. establishing the amount of money. expect cheaper versions in high street stores. interesting that making mark rule did not turn up, ruining the bride‘s though. she went to the reception event. shots of her in the car. no pictures of her upstaging the bride. that went at the palace and the royal family wanted. as a scotsman i was pleased to see they had haggis bites as part of the wedding food. fantastic. is that tasty? very tasty. can confirm that tasty? very tasty. can confirm that was great, thank you for joining us. thanks to vincent moss and kevin schofield. just a reminder we take a look at tomorrow‘s front pages every evening at 10:40 here on bbc news. hello, sunday should turn out to be
a drier brighter affair for hello, sunday should turn out to be a drier brighter affairfor many parts of the british isles. dan was the case on saturday. started that way on the western side of scotland, but things will change, i will show you why. saturday started well on the eastern side of england, it was that way again. the difference between saturday and sunday for the eastern side of the british isles, you will keep hold of a dry and fine weather. we have low—pressure lurking with intent on the western side of the british isles. i suspect it is only the warm front which will bring cloud and rain at times on the western side of scotland. having been through northern ireland in the first part of the day. elsewhere on the big picture, going to be a glorious day. this is the way it is shaping up in the early afternoon. almost unbroken sunshine for some of the southern counties. temperature in the teens, somewhere between london and cambridge, pushing on to
22. in the western port of the british isles, we see the chance of rain drifting through central and western parts of scotland. the rain isa western parts of scotland. the rain is a bit more showery come the afternoon across northern ireland. one or two the showers may be the move moderate side. elsewhere, england and wales, the borders of scotland, dry, fine, sunny all the way. temperatures exceeding 20 degrees. watch out, the sun can be stronger this time of year. even when you have some clout, you will not escape all the effects of the sun. overnight, neighbouring years cold as some glens of scotland. importing relatively mild air from the continent by day and night. monday sees a new weather front, threat of rain through northern ireland, pushing into the top of scotland. temperature is about 14 degrees. elsewhere feeling a good deal warmer, uncomfortably into the
teens, maybe for some into the mid—20s. into the middle part of the week, high—pressure becoming the dominant feature. some clout on western shores and hills, eventually the high—pressure driving things markedly, feeling very warm into the latter pa rt markedly, feeling very warm into the latter part of the week. this is bbc news. the headlines at ten: deals and dancing for president trump in saudi arabia as he prepares to address gulf leaders, focusing on the need to confront extremism. labour renews its push to attract older voters, while the conservatives defend their plans to overhaul social care funding. more than 80 schoolgirls held captive by islamist militants in nigeria finally see their families after three years in captivity. also in the next hour, celtic look to book a place in the history books. they will be the first scottish team to go an entire season unbeaten in more than a century