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umm... you're logging into your ipad here, you've announced a major policy and you don't know the cost? can i give you the exact figure in a moment? meanwhile theresa may said with brexit negotiations due to start days after the election, only she was prepared. i'm ready to go. jeremy corbyn is not. the snp launch their manifesto, calling for a second scottish independence referendum "at the end of the brexit process". scotla nd scotland must have a choice about oui’ scotland must have a choice about our future. scotland must have a choice about ourfuture. a choice between following the uk go in the brexit path or becoming an independent country. we'll bring all the latest on the campaign trail from across the country. after she was attacked by a tiger. tributes continue to the victims of the manchester bombing, as the city's victoria train station
reopens a week after the attack. and a top time for the terriers as huddersfield town get promoted to the premier league for the first time in their history. and coming up in the sport on bbc news: andy murray starts his french open campaign shortly. he's due on court in paris where he'll be hoping to improve his form on clay. good afternoon, and welcome to the bbc news at one. with just over a week to go to the general election, campaigning is resuming in earnest, after a pause because of the manchester attack. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn, campaigning today on the issue of childcare, found himself in a bbc
interview unable to provide the cost of a key pledge — extending free childcare to all two year olds. meanwhile theresa may, campaigning in the west midlands on brexit, attacked jeremy corbyn on nuclear weapons, the police and dealing with terror. she said she is ready and prepared for brexit negotiations. our political correspondent eleanor garnier reports. it's the home stretch, the last nine days, the final push so the parties are back to the game plans, there are back to the game plans, there are core messages and fourjeremy corbyn that means public services and pointing out how labour would aim to help families who are in work but are struggling. ours is a universal provision so that every child gets a place in the surrey, 30 hours a week, from 2—4. more than a million children will benefit. and later on radio 4's woman's hour jeremy corbyn was asked for a bit of
detail on this key policy. how much will it cost? i will give you a figure in the moment. you don't know it? you are logging into your ipad, you have announced a major policy and don't know how much it will cost? i will give you the exact figure ina cost? i will give you the exact figure in a moment. it was the night after they have been put through their paces. he was challenged on foreign policy and faced accusations of supporting ira sympathisers. theresa may was taken to task over cuts to policing, nhs funding and claims of a u—turn over a cap on costs for social care. but the core message she and the conservative wa nt to message she and the conservative want to get back to is brexit. the european union is already adopting an aggressive negotiating position. that's why now more than ever britain needs a strong government and a strong panellist are capable of standing up to brussels. the lib dem leader has admitted he is not aiming fora dem leader has admitted he is not aiming for a government but is
instead focused on holding others to account. theresa may called this election taking people for granted assuming she would win. the liberal democrats are determined to challenge because britain needs a strong opposition and the national health service which is properly funded, education that is protected and a future with europe where the british people have the final say. it is you the voters who will end up with the final say on who ends up here afterjune the gate. and in the last effort to win you over in these final few days the parties will stick to the core messages, they are safe zones, in the hope he will hand them the keys to number ten. 0ur political correspondent, vicki young, is in wolverhampton with the prime minister. the prime minister lodged quite a personal attack on mr corbyn at the beginning of her speech and will have been helped by her loss of memory this morning? yes, it was striking, the direct nature of the
attack theresa mayjust striking, the direct nature of the attack theresa may just launched striking, the direct nature of the attack theresa mayjust launched on the labour leader. i think with nine days to go the clear plan from the conservatives is to make sure people's minds are focused on this being a choice of the person you wa nt to being a choice of the person you want to be the next prime minister. theresa may not holding back, saying jeremy corbyn was not ready to govern oi’ jeremy corbyn was not ready to govern or delete. she raised the issue of his reluctance to use nuclear weapons for example, that he associated and supported people who wa nted associated and supported people who wanted to attack our country. not holding back wanting to make this all about leadership but also brexit. she is in wolverhampton where many people including former labour voters of course voted for brexit, she is appealing directly for them, saying she is the only person who can deliver on all of that and that their views in the past have been very much ignored. for labour they want to get back on theissue for labour they want to get back on the issue of public services and funding, they think the tories are shaky on all of this so an
eye—catching policy today talking about more free childcare for two —year—olds, butjeremy corbyn unable to remember how much it would cost. these elections are not a memory test in any way but confidence is important and labour test in any way but confidence is importantand labourare test in any way but confidence is important and labour are now in the past people maybe have not trusted them with the country's finances and this will not have helped. the scottish national party has launched its manifesto for the general election, promising to reverse cuts in welfare and to boost public sector pay. speaking in perth, the party leader nicola sturgeon said scotland should have a say in its own future — and called for a second independence referendum "at the end of the brexit process". steven godden reports. if you hate a tory traitor clap your hands. manifesto launch in a city where the snp face one of their toughest challenges, political rivals outside the venue, inside nicola sturgeon set out her party ‘s
alternative on brexit, independence and austerity. the fact is we cannot afford a tory government with a free hand to do whatever it likes. we must have strong voice says, standing upfor our must have strong voice says, standing up for our interests and defending the values we hold dear. in policy terms that includes freeing up an extra £118 billion to invest in public services, support for a invest in public services, support fora uk invest in public services, support for a uk wide 50p tax rate, something the snp chose not to pursue in government that hollywood. a living wage climbing behind —— about £10 an hour and action on welfare. snp mps will stand against all of the further planned cuts to social security. and we will do so because they punish the disabled and those who work hard to make ends meet. the manifesto also pledges to
protect the pensions triple lock, calls for all immigration powers to be devolved and seeks a cross—party coalition to scrap trident. 0n brexit snp success would, says nicola sturgeon, demand a seat at the negotiating table and reinforce a mandate for a second independence referendum. that is why i believe so strongly that at the end of the brexit process, not now, but when the terms of the deal are known, scotla nd the terms of the deal are known, scotland must have a choice about oui’ scotland must have a choice about our future. scotland must have a choice about ourfuture. a choice between following the uk down the brexit path or becoming an independent country. with nicola sturgeon predicting a conservative victory this is not a manifesto to govern but to secure the votes which would maintain snp's dominance in scotland, an argument they say should bring influence on key areas of policy. the voters have nine days to consider its contents before going to the polls. 0ur assistant political editor
norman smith is in perth. norman, one would imagine scottish independence would be central to this manifesto but that's not the case. it was not quite a case of don't mention the independence referendum but it was striking, independence is the lifeblood of the snp yet in the manifesto it was almost relegated to the margins, point number ten on their ten point list of pledges. nicola sturgeon almost seemed to leave open the option in her speech of maybe a second referendum being pushed back beyond her proposed timetable by the spring of 2019 depending now on when the brexit process was complete. snp people say it's nonsense, they are not getting cold feet about an independence referendum, but simply it's the fact they already have a mandate from the previous election and the scottish parliament has already voted for a second
independence referendum. but you sense they are wary of frightening off voters who are apprehensive about the possible break—up of the uk. similarlyi about the possible break—up of the uk. similarly i think they have maybe been bruised by some of the accusations they have been too focused on independence and not paid enough attention to core domestic issues like schools and the health service so this document at its heart is all about reversing tory austerity, ending the freeze on benefits, ending the public sector pay cap, raising the living wage. when nicola sturgeon was asked how she would do that she suggested theresa may could backtrack because she has become the queen of u—turns. norman, many thanks. norman smith there. and we'll be taking a closer look at the policies and costings in the snp manifesto with our reality check team later in the programme. tributes have been paid to a zoo—keeper who was attacked and killed by a tiger. rosa king — who was 33 —
has been described as the "shining light" of hamerton zoo park in cambridgeshire. she died yesterday after a tiger entered the enclosure she was in. ben ando is there. an investigation is underway here but at its heart is a relatively simple question, how did an experienced zookeeper at a well—regarded wildlife park come to be in an enclosed space with a deadly predator? meanwhile tributes have been paid to rosa king by her family and friends, one of whom said she was someone around him things revolved here at hamilton park zoo. we do wedoa we do a lot of work... we do a lot of work. .. rosa king had a lwa ys we do a lot of work. .. rosa king had always loved animals. and according to those who knew her was passionate about their welfare and protection. but yesterday while she was doing thejob she lodged but yesterday while she was doing the job she lodged at hamerton zoo
park one of the tigers in her care attacked and killed her. today friends and family paid tribute to the 33—year—old keeper who had an affinity for cheaters but loved all the big cats. in a statement her mother andrea said... now an investigation is underway, the police have said there are no suspicious circumstances but zoo managers will want to know how tiger got into the enclosure where she was working and in just got into the enclosure where she was working and injust a got into the enclosure where she was working and in just a few seconds turned off on bank holiday into a tragedy. experts warn that whether in captivity are not tigers are wild and potentially dangerous animals. under normal circumstances there should be no reason for a keeper and a predator such as a tiger to be in the same enclosure at the same time. the only exception to that would be if the animal has been sedated so it can undergo a veteran of a procedure
or similar. but there should be no reason for a conscious predator to be in the same space as a keeper. but some animal welfare campaigners say keeping wild animals in captivity is just wrong. taking say keeping wild animals in captivity isjust wrong. taking a child to a zoo for the first time of course there will be the wind factor, why wouldn't there be when they see a tiger for the first time or they see a tiger for the first time oran they see a tiger for the first time or an elephant for the first time? but after that you have to ask what is the educational benefit of seeing that same animal in that same space doing the same thing day in and day out? four years ago another keeper was killed by acer match and tiger at this zoo in cumbria. the park was later fined £250,000 at this zoo in cumbria. the park was laterfined £250,000 health and safety breaches. zoo managers have described the death of rosa king as a freak accident but alongside the shock and grief there is a need to find out what went wrong and why. the zoo has not identified which
particular tiger was involved in this but says the animal is unharmed and says it will update everyone on its investigation as soon as it possibly can. meanwhile, the police say they have closed their enquiry because they have determined there we re because they have determined there were no suspicious circumstances, they will pass on their findings to they will pass on their findings to the local authority responsible for licensing the zoo and they may then determine whether there should be anyissues determine whether there should be any issues or prosecution around health and safety matters. manchester victoria station has reopened, a week after the suicide bombing that killed 22 people. the station, which is attached to manchester arena, had been closed for repairs, and to allow police to search it. last night, people held a vigil in st ann's square, to mark the moment when the attack happened. a week ago at this time, people were
just dealing with the trauma of the awful events of the night before. for many, they have not moved on far from that point. 17 people are being treated for more serious injuries. although places like this have reopened today, it is a scratch below the surface for so many people. the bombing attack is still at the forefront of their mind. at 5am this morning, victoria station in manchester was quietly reopened after a short ceremony. the station adjoins the manchester arena, which had been sealed off as a crime scene for days after the staff here were some of the first to help the victims. my staff ran to site, provided first aid and comfort to those in need and they stayed there against the instructions of the police, for several hours, providing that first care and attention that people really needed, so i'm incredibly proud of that.
up there is where the blast happened, so although the concourse to the platforms are open again, there are still obvious signs of the attack. with large metal screens across the access points to the arena. some people paused to look at the messages. passing through here is emotional. it's just so nice that people care, really, about us. it's sad and i think it will take the city along time to get over it. very weird, very surreal, still upsetting. it's also quite eerie to think so many people lost their lives here last monday. it's quite shocking. last night, thousands of people gathered in the city centre at the exact time the bomb went off a week earlier. behind—the—scenes, the huge investigation continues. police are asking two key questions to the public at the moment.
did anyone see salman abedi with a blue suitcase in the city and where there is it now? they also want to know where he was in the five days running up to the attack. this is believed to be him in a city centre convenience store the day before the bombing. 0n the right is an image of him released by police. life is going on around the manchester arena, but what happened here is still preoccupying people. there are fewer officers on the streets now but this is a city that is a long way from returning to normal. and this morning, ian hopkins, the chief constable of greater manchester please did an interview with bbc radio manchester answering listener's on. one was, why do they know more about the man who carried out the attack? the chief replied what we do know about salman abedi the terrorist, he was known to police for relatively matters like
best and minor assault in 2012. he was not party to what the security services no foot he said many of his staff had to deal with some awful things on the night and were left traumatised by what they saw and had to deal with. it will take a very long time for this city to heal. our top story this lunchtime: jeremy corbyn launches labour's childcare policy, and is unable under repeated questioning to say how much it will cost. theresa may says, with brexit negotiations due to start, days after the election, only she is prepared. and still to come: tiger woods is caught driving under the influence — he says it's all due to prescription drugs. coming up in sport at half—past: gareth southgate says there was no need to speak to captain wayne rooney before leaving him out of the england squad to face scotland and france next month. shares in the owner of british
airways fell by almost 3% this morning after the computer failure on saturday which disrupted flights of tens of thousands of passengers around the world. it worked about £400 million of the company's value. british airways said it is a pretty full schedule today but it'll take some time before reuniting passengers with bags. no queues, no chaos. this was heathrow terminal 5 this morning. an airport getting back to normal. a far cry from the weekend when a power surge wreaked havoc, leaving 75,000 passengers here and abroad stranded. gary 0swald's mum was one of them. he told me he'd arranged a surprise 80th birthday party for her but her ba flight from rome was cancelled. she was abandoned
by british airways — there is no other way to look at it. they were abandoned by british airways and told to get on with it themselves, which isjust not good enough. did your mum make it back on time for her birthday celebration? fortunately, it was a bank holiday weekend, so we were able to reschedule it. it was a good end to a slightly traumatic weekend. all of this will cost ba dear. if your flight‘s been cancelled, you must be offered an alternative flight or a refund. under eu guidelines, you're also entitled to compensation if your flight‘s been delayed by more than three hours. it could be more than £500 if it's a long haul flight. airlines must also provide hotels, transport costs, meals and refreshments where necessary. the bill for ba could be sky—high. the financial markets will be watching closely what british airways does in the coming weeks and months in terms of evaluating the cause of a problem,
how much they were able to rebuild customer confidence, and the impact it may have on long—term business because it's an airline that's been very successful at cutting costs. up until now it has been able to maintain a very good reputation for customer service. the two have to be able to work together. according to one brand expert, ba has now got its work cut out to regain the trust of customers. the impact on reputation in terms of the short and mid—term is going to be significant. people are booking, or thinking about booking, holidays. they're going to think twice now when it comes to ba. they'll probably say, maybe not. ba apologised again today for all the inconvenience caused. it says it's trying to get delayed luggage to customers as quickly as possible — getting to the bottom of what caused such a widespread meltdown across its computers and it systems may take a good deal longer. the golfer, tiger woods, says alcohol was "not involved"
in his arrest while driving in florida in the early hours of yesterday morning. the player, who was charged with driving under the influence, blamed "an unexpected reaction to prescribed medication". he's had four operations on his back since 2014. richard galpin reports. in the early hours of morning, a mugshot taken of one of the world's to golfers. he's just been arrested and charged with driving under the influence of either alcohol or drugs. he had been stopped by police here, near his home in florida, and was held for several hours before being released. he soon put out a statement saying, i want the public to know alcohol was not involved. what happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. i'd like to apologise with all my
heart to my family, friends and the fans. i will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again. but this sports publicist believes the arrest and tiger woods recurrent injuries could now spell the end to his career. i think there area the end to his career. i think there are a lot of reasons why tiger woods should have retired sometime ago, given his back injuries and he has carried on, thinking he can transform his career and get back to the level at which he is at. perhaps that obstinacy is why he was so successful in the first place. he's not getting any younger. he is over 40. you have to wonder if this will be the end. at the peak of his career, tiger woods was the world number one. winning 14 major championships. recently he has had four operations on his back. and yet, for the billion—dollar golfer, scandal is that the root of his
demise. the first back in 2009 when he had a bizarre, early—morning car crash near his home, which led to allegations he had had extramarital affairs. his marriage collapsed. with another incident in his car, his future is very much in question, although something he may still try to play on. —— some think. the former military leader of panama, general manuel noriega, has died, aged 83. a former key us ally in latin america, he was forcibly removed from power by american troops in 1989. he was laterjailed in the us on drugs charges, and spent the rest of his life in custody. paul adams reports: manuel noriega was almost a caricature of a latin american strongman. a corrupt, brutal populist, favoured and then dumped by the united states. for a while,
washington found him useful. he was staunchly anti—communist, happy to support pro—american forces in el salvador and nicaragua. by the time he seized power, us officials knew all about his criminal activities. despite his cia connections, manuel noriega was helping to smuggle colombian cocaine into the united states. in 1989, noriega attempted to steal an election. his thugs beat up to steal an election. his thugs beat up opponents, including the victorious vice presidential candidate. washington lost patience, launching an invasion just before christmas. it was a one—sided affair and didn't last long. the un condemned it. the us president said he had no choice. general noriega's reckless threats and attacks in panama created an imminent danger to the 35,000 american citizens in panama. manuel noriega eventually
gave himself up, flown out of the city on an american helicopter. the people panama seemed only too happy to see him go. in florida, the former dictator was jailed for 40 yea rs. former dictator was jailed for 40 years. six years ago, his health is failing, he finally went back to panama, a country that has prospered without the man who once called himself maximum leader. back to the election now and the sdlp leader, colum eastwood, has launched his party's manifesto with a strong focus on brexit. he said the nationalist party would stand up "against borders, division and cruel crippling cuts." we need strong voices, taking a stand against the tories at heart of the action. 0ur pledge is that the sdlp will always stand up for your interests, will always be in your corner. let's take a more detailed look at the snp manifesto now. reality check‘s chris morris has been looking at the figures.
let's begin with the obvious. in most parts of the uk — anywhere but scotland — you can't actually vote for the snp. but in scotland at the 2015 election, don't forget they won an unprecedented 56 out of 59 seats, which made them, by some distance, the third largest party in the uk parliament in westminster. and the snp does have plenty to say about uk politics as a whole. the manifesto includes plans to invest an extra £118 billion in public services across the uk. with the tories in their sights, this would include keeping the triple lock on pensions and universal winter fuel payments for pensioners, as well as increasing the minimum wage. like all the other parties, they are also promising an increase in spending on the nhs. the manifesto says overall health spending in scotland is already around 7% higher per head than in england — and that it would cost more than £11 billion over the next five years for england to catch up. how would the snp pay for its manifesto proposals? by delaying plans to reduce
the deficit, and by introducing a new top income tax rate of 50p across the uk. because they run the scottish government, the snp could increase income tax in scotland alone if they chose to do so. so far though nicola sturgeon has refused to do that for fear of driving high wage—earners south of the border. but the snp makes clear that it believes the biggest danger to the health of the scottish economy is the threat of a hard brexit. it says, quoting research from the university of strathclyde, that leaving the eu single market could cost 80,000 jobs in scotland over ten years. now in last year's referendum scotland voted to stay in the eu, bucking the uk trend, and this manifesto calls for scotland to be given a place at the brexit negotiating table, so the party can work to try to keep it in the single market. if the conservatives are returned to power in westminster, there's absolutely no sign that that would happen. but a brexit that is
unpopular in scotland? well, the snp believes that would give fresh fuel to its campaign for the other referendum it cares about. it wants a second referendum on scottish independence once the terms of the brexit deal are known. huddersfield town will celebrate their promotion to the richest league in the world — the premier league — this evening, with an open—top bus parade. patrick gearey reports: 0ne kick, £170 million. no pressure. and he takes that well. no problem. christopher schindler had sent huddersfield town into the elite, boldly going where they had never been before, the premier league. huddersfield were led there by a young german manager, david wagner, who had been relatively unknown here. this is the fairy tale which usually is not possible but they've done it. we are very, very happy. i am one of the happiest men on this planet at the minute, i think. so proud for what the
players have done. i'm happy for everybody who is connected and supports huddersfield town. back in 1921, huddersfield hired a manager a few years younger than wagner is now. herbert chapman said them to the fa cup, then three english titles in a row, something that had never been done before. as power in english football moved from towns to cities, huddersfield declined. they fell out of the top tier for the last time in 1972. by 2003, they were in the league's bottom division,