this is bbc news. the headlines at five. hundreds of thousands of people all across america join rallies calling for tighter gun controls. alex's death could have been prevented. all the 17 beautiful angels lives could have been prevented. this is the scene live in washington were survivors of the school shootings in florida are taking part in march for our lives. tributes to the french policeman who died from his injuries after swapping places with hostages during the terror attack yesterday. 0h swapping places with hostages during the terror attack yesterday. oh and smith says he will continue to argue against brexit despite being sacked from the labour front bench over the issue. and across the finish line they come... cambridge win the women's boat race for the 23rd time. good afternoon and
welcome to bbc news. hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have gathered in cities across the united states, demanding tighter gun control. the main rally is in washington. let us the main rally is in washington. let usjoin our the main rally is in washington. let us join our correspondent. we have been hearing impassioned pleas from stu d e nts been hearing impassioned pleas from students here in the speeches on the stage behind me, calling for change, proper change, to gun laws saying enough is enough, never again. they believe their time has come, their generation has come, to effect some real change. let me introduce you to the lady who the whole show, welcome to bbc news. what brought you here?
you know what, i think gun reform, for me, getting rid of guns, i have been lobbying for that for a long time. to see this generation of young people standing up and saying we will not stand for it, we will not stand for these politics, it is oui’ not stand for these politics, it is our lives on the line. i have been directly affected by gun violence, friends and family members, for me, i had to be here for the people i have laws, i had to be here for these kids and anyone who has been affected. the white house hasjust said that school safety is our top priority, what do you make of that? i would say that school safety is also my top priority. i think we have different ideas about how to go about that. if that is their top priority, they need to listen to the citizens and the people on the ground. arming our teachers is not
an option, more guns is not an option. it does not work. i feel like if that is what they want to do, they need to listen to the people. we are telling them what works and what does not. what has changed, why are all these thousands of kids here? i think, again, changed, why are all these thousands of kids here? ithink, again, gun violence is a sickness and it has affected communities like mine for such a long time and it is spreading and beginning to affect so many communities and it has for a long time. ithink communities and it has for a long time. i think this generation, we live in a generation which is so social media driven, they want things to be transparent. they will not deal with these politics any more, they do not want the lies, they do not want people trying to get money, hidden in the guise of oui’ get money, hidden in the guise of our rights. we want our rights, but we want to live. this generation is just fed up, they are tired of it
and they are echoing what people like me have been saying for years. we are honoured to be here. there's audience loved you up there. thank you forjoining us on bbc news and have a great day. these rallies are going on all over the country, not just here but in new york, there is a big rally going on there, a big march and in florida, where the shootings happened on valentine's day. generations they are talking about the need for change. my classmates and i laid on the floor, it hearing and feeling rapid gunfire. asi it hearing and feeling rapid gunfire. as i am aware that the horrific tape that replays in my head will never be rewinder, i am also aware that the need for change is overdue. change was due before 17 lies were brutally taken from such innocent souls. i acknowledge that change comes with time, but when time is so precious, it is hard to
wait. it is time for an immediate change. school safety is often so simple that it is overlooked. school safety regulations can be changed 110w. safety regulations can be changed now. how can they prioritise the subjects they are there to learn when safety is not insured? the speeches here are continuing on the main stage, some very emotional speeches from students of all ages. we have had several from the parkland school in florida speaking, demanding change, urging young people to go and talk to their representatives and to their senators. let us listen in for a moment. this year alone... there we re moment. this year alone... there were six students killed under the age of 19 by guns here in washington dc. my brother's —— in my brother 's
name, we are proposing an act. cheering and applause. there's act aims to create safe passage zones for students to and from schools and other activities by expanding the definition of a student. with this amendment, a student would be defined by any person enrolled in a public and private daycare centre, elementary school, vocational school, secondary school... excuse me. cheering and applause. college, university, it expands gun free zones to include recreation centres. this means that every student in washington dc will carry the protection of my brother's name, ensuring safety as they travel to
and from school in our city. my name is zion kelly. and just like all of you, i have had enough. cheering and applause. so you are hearing some really personal stories from the stage there. you heard them as well from andrew day who we spoke to earlier. gun violence touching so many different families around this country and this generation saying, as they have been saying all along, enough is enough, time for a change. the proof will be whether congress listens and the white house listens and if there is any real change and whether the forces of conservatism if you like and the forces that underpin the gun lobby in this country, whether they are too strong and whether they will resist this. back to you in the studio. thank you very much. gary o'donoghue at the march for our lives. presidentjohn has been talking
about the terrorist attack in france yesterday saying, our thoughts and personal with the victims of the horrible attack yesterday —— president trump. we also condemn the violent actions of the attacker and anyone who would provide him support. we are with you, emmanuel macron. many people will be watching his twitter account to see if he mentions the rallies that are happening across the united states today. well, hundreds of people have attended demonstrations here in the uk, in solidarity with the protests in the united states. campaigners gathered at the new us embassy in south london this morning to back calls for tougher gun controls. a demonstration was also held outside the us consulate in edinburgh where speakers included the family of a victim of the dunblane school massacre, in 1996. in other news — theresa may has joined those paying
tribute to a policeman who died after switching places with a hostage — during an attack on a supermarket in southern france on friday. lieutena nt—colonel arnaud beltrame was shot by the gunman in the small town of trebes, from where gavin lee reports. tributes of remembrance and gratitude for lieutenant colonel arnaud beltrame, the heroic officer that secured the release of hostages by taking their place, and ultimately, losing his life. he was one of the first at the scene of the super u supermarket in the southern french town of trebes where dozens of french shoppers were held by an islamist extremist gunman. during the siege, two people were shot dead, 16 were injured. others told reporters how they escaped. translation: i went in the freezer with a dozen other people. then we opened a door at the back, there was a small room. an anti—panic room. we pushed it and we were out. translation: he ran after me.
why he didn't shoot, i don't know. maybe he ran out of bullets, i don't know. after two hours, the gunman agreed to exchange the remaining hostages with arnaud, who switched from outside negotiator to hostage and left his phone open once inside, which allowed special forces act. when they heard shots, they moved in to kill the gunman. this morning, the french interior minister gerarad collomb confirmed arnaud beltrame had died overnight, adding that france would never forget his bravery and sacrifice. forensic teams are working here inside the supermarket. and as the investigation begins into yet another terrorist attack on french soil, we're starting to learn more details about the attacker, 25—year—old redouane lakdim, a moroccan national living locally who had been in the sights of french intelligence services. but ultimately, they didn't consider him a terrorist threat. the immediate focus will be on determining whether redouane lakdim acted alone
or had been to syria and had links to so—called islamic state. three other victims of the attack are expected to be named later today. gavin lee, bbc news in the south of france. social media is flooded with tributes to the french police officer, arnauld beltrame.. including from the french president, emmanuel macron. on twitter, mr. macron says he's sending his sincere condolences to the police officer's family and calls on everyone in france to honour his memory. here, the prime minister theresa may says she is saddened to learn that the officer has died. she adds ‘his sacrifice and courage will never be forgotten.‘ there have also been a number of tributes from those involved in british policing. stirling police have tweeted a picture of the gendarme, with the caption ‘in memory of arnauld beltrame', hashtag homage. the former shadow northern ireland
secretary, owen smith, has said he will continue to oppose labour's stance on brexit after he was sacked for calling for a second referendum on the terms of the final leave deal. mr smith said he believed jeremy corbyn wanted to adopt a more euro sceptic approach — which he believed would damage the country's economy. he said he was speaking up for the majority of labour party members on the issue of brexit. labour members have been speaking out strongly. we passed a measure oui’ out strongly. we passed a measure our conference last year which was the same as what i said. members across the country have been contacting me before and after my sacking to say that this is what they believe and the vast majority of labour member support us taking a much tougher stance against brexit and that is what i thinkjeremy corbyn and the leadership of the labour party need to do. we'rejoined now byjohn mann, labour mp for bassetlaw.
you are a remainers supporter but you back the sacking of owen smith. iama you back the sacking of owen smith. i am a leave supporter but owen smith needed to stick to collective responsibility. it is a team if you're in the shadow cabinet. that has been the case ever since the labour party was formed. it was under clement attlee and harold wilson and tony blair. he is entitled to his puberty is not entitled to his puberty is not entitled to his puberty is not entitled to express views that are not the views of the labour party —— he is entitled to his views. he should have resigned and saved mr corbyn the problem of sacking him. didn't the labour conference say the final settlement should be subject to the approval of parliament and through a general election or referendum? it said that in 2016 but
in 2017 we had a general election and in that general election, the labour manifesto that we all stood on, idid, owen labour manifesto that we all stood on, i did, owen smith dead, said that labour and the result of the referendum. that was the opening statement, there was no ambiguity and he is entitled to have his own view but that is the manifesto that he stood on. it is the manifesto that we all stood on, what he is not entitled to do is be in the shadow cabinet and take a view at variance with where the party is going and at variance with that manifesto. labour is not in favour of a second referendum. is he at variance built with a significant proportion of the labour party, because many would argue that in fact he is not? he clearly isn't in his constituency because his constituency voted a majority to leave as did wales, as did large numbers of labour voters across the country. it may be in
tune with labour members, but he is not in tune with labour voters, particularly in places like his in south wales, like in the midlands, like in the north of england. he is totally at variance with most labour voters and we need to remember that those labour voters, their votes will be needed for us ever to be in power. it does expose labour divisions and how problematic do you think that will be for mr corbyn for attem pts think that will be for mr corbyn for atte m pts to think that will be for mr corbyn for attempts to get back into government? there are divisions in all parties. we have in the conservative party, people like anna soubry, nicky morgan and kenneth clarke, arch remainers boating repeatedly against the government. there are of course in the labour party, different views, it has a lwa ys party, different views, it has always been the case when it comes to the european union. it was in this referendum, it was in 1975 referendum when we first went in.
different views on europe and the eu in particular are not unusual. he is entitled to express and campaign for his views. what he is not entitled to do is to accept a job at the top of the labour party and then go and do his own thing as opposed to stick with the team view. if you take a position, you have collective responsibility, that has always been the case and it is rightly so that it has always been the case. do you think now, on the backbenchers, he could potentially cause more difficulty for mr corbyn than if mr corbyn had kept him in the shadow cabinet? no. i think corbyn had kept him in the shadow cabinet? no. ithink what corbyn had kept him in the shadow cabinet? no. i think what is important is that mr corbyn keeps listening to the country. the country has not changed its mind on the referendum. it was a fairly close vote, but the country has not changed its mind. what i am hearing repeatedly, from people who voted
leave and those who voted remain, is let's get on with it and what labour is saying, is let's get the best deal on brexit and that means the best dealforjobs for deal on brexit and that means the best deal forjobs for british workers and the best deal for british industry. that is where i hope people concentrate his efforts on, i certainly am and i think that is what the party wants us to be doing. ok, thank you very much. thank you. well a reminder this coming thursday marks 1 year to go before the uk leaves the eu. and throughout the week we will be putting your questions to a range of experts. you can tweet us your questions using the hashtag bbc ask this; by texting 61124 or emailing the headlines on bbc news: hundreds of thousands of demonstrators are attending rallies across the united states as part of the ‘march for our lives' movement. tributes are paid to the policeman who died of his injuries after swapping
places with hostages during yesterday's terror attack — president macron says he was a hero. owen smith says he will continue pushing for labour to change its position on brexit — despite being sacked from the shadow cabinet. public health england have issued fresh precautionary advice to anyone in salisbury who may have come into contact with the nerve agent used to attack sergei skripal and his daughter yulia. the advice is relevant to as many as 500 people who may have visited the pub and pizza restaurant between the time of the poisoning and before they were closed the following night. our correspondent kathryn stanczyszyn is in salisbury. it is able to seat saturday in salisbury, busier than the last couple of weekends, partly down to the free parking introduced to try and get people back into salisbury.
the council said that businesses and shops have been suffering because people have been staying away following the poisoning. there is still a police cordoned in place at the parc wert sergei skripal and his daughter yulia were found. one week later, public health england issued advice to anyone who had either been in the zizzi restaurant or at the the mill pub from the sunday until monday evening. they said anyone in those locations had to wash their clothes as a precaution because repeated exposure to the nerve agent could be dangerous to health. they said it was precautionary, but they we re said it was precautionary, but they were advising people to watch their possessions and cloaks. unless they we re possessions and cloaks. unless they were dry clean only, then they were saying, bag them up, put them in double bags keep them safe. the latest advice from public health england was talking about possessions but said if you have got
those dry clean only or other things you cannot wash bagged up, contact the council who will then arrange to come and pick those possessions up to be destroyed. they have not confirmed that, but that is likely to be what they mean, because they are talking about compensation, that you will be paid for what ever the items are. people in salisbury have been telling me that they are concerned that this advice has come out two weeks after the initial advice, because if that was the case, why not tell people then that those possessions would be picked up? most people going about their business as normal today and saying they are trying to carry on life here. has there been any more reaction from russia to the investigation here? we are hearing
reports from moscow in the last hour via reuters that moscow has said that europe is being unpredictable and aggressive. it is following the backing that eu leaders gave to theresa may saying that they agree it is highly likely that russia was behind this poisoning and that it represents a threat to shared european values. that is why the eu recalled its ambassador from european values. that is why the eu recalled its ambassadorfrom russia and it now says it is thinking about next steps. these reports from reuters say that moscow is uncomfortable about that european sta nce uncomfortable about that european stance over the poisoning and it's unpredictable, aggressive behaviour, but this is the reality we have to live with, that is according to the kremlin spokesperson. thank you. a rescue operation to try and save a large group of whales, who became stranded on a beach in western australia, has come to an end. all but five of the 150 short—finned pilot whales have died, despite the efforts of conservation officers at hamelin bay. it came nine years — to the day — after the last mass stranding at the same spot. phil mercer in sydney has the story.
for hours, dozens of volunteers supported by vets and wildlife officials tried to save survivors from a stranded pod of short finned pilot whales. about 150 were found at hamelin bay in western australia. most were dead by the time help arrived. but rescuers using heavy machinery did manage to return six animals into the water. for us, the biggest concern is them being out of the water and sunburnt, so we've got them covered, and we're trying to keep them as moist as we can. one didn't survive, and there is a risk the others could return to dry land. it's not the first time there's been a mass beaching in this part of the western australian coast. but scientists don't know why some whales appear to be drawn as if by a magnet to the shore. researchers have called hamelin bay a whale trap. they believe the shallow waters and coastline can interfere with the bio acoustic sonar these
graceful mammals use to navigate safely. there is a theory that intense wind and waves generated by cyclone marcus that's been battering parts of northern australia could have disrupted the whales' sensitive guidance system. the dna samples are being taken from the dead mammals to try to understand why so many ended up on the beach. work to remove their bodies is continuing. a shark alert has also been issued by fisheries authorities in western australia, because of fears the whale carcasses may attract ocean predators. phil mercer, bbc news, sydney. the environment secretary michael gove has accused sheffield city council of "environmental vandalism" and has promised to do "anything required" to end the city's controversial tree—felling programme. thousands of trees are being felled as part of a contract the council has signed with a private company to improve the city's roads.
campaigners say they are outraged that healthy trees are being cut down and large numbers of police have been deployed to protests. the city council says it is doing "what the majority of sheffield residents want" — and that every tree which is removed is being replaced. dino sofos reports from sheffield. shouting people in sheffield are really angry. aren't you proud of your city? they've taken to the streets. and they're getting arrested. they're outraged that a private company employed by their council is cutting down thousands of what they say are perfectly healthy trees. the council has signed a contract with the private company amey to improve the roads in the city and to get rid of trees deemed to be dead, diseased and dangerous, which will then be replaced with saplings. part of that contract says that almost half of the city's street trees will be felled, although the council disputes this.
although many residents support the felling, there have been ongoing protests. shame on you! the police have stepped in in large numbers. south yorkshire police are like the gestapo. campaigners say they feel intimidated. what are you doing? this woman was arrested on suspicion of causing intentional harm or distress and will have to go to court. another woman who didn't want us to show her face said her son went to a protest with friends when his school was closed because of the snow, and the police stepped in. as he arrived, one of the police officers says "there's a minor here, call social services". and lo and behold, social services turned up. how does that make you feel? well, it's exactly how they want to make me feel. nothing strikes fear into the heart of a parent like a phone call about social services. whose street?
our street! south yorkshire police say they have a duty of care when children are present and will always contact their parents and council staff to ensure their welfare. they say the policing of protests comes down to an exercise of balancing competing rights and upholding the law. the campaigners are outraged that the council isn't willing to negotiate. the leader of the council, julie dore, hasn't responded to my interview requests, so i decided to track her down. julie? bbc news. can we have a word, please? can we have one minute to talk to you about trees? butjulie, the people of sheffield are concerned about why there are police on the streets. they're saying it's your contract. julie, can we talk you?! there's real pressure on the council. some local mps and the shadow environment secretary have urged them to pause the felling. amey say they're willing to talk, but altering the contract would result in practical or financial changes. the environment secretary has been
to sheffield and has also called on the council to stop what he calls environmental vandalism. he says the government is willing to intervene. we will make sure we can do anything that is required to stop this. stop the tree felling now, and stop trying to justify a mistaken course of action. the labour—run council says it's disappointed by mr gove's unsubstantiated comments. meanwhile, the campaign to stop the trees coming down continues to grow. dino sofos, bbc news. you can find more on this story and a longer version of this report on the bbc news website. bbc.co.uk/news lucy martin has the weather. feeling fairly springlike with
tomorrow seen the lion's share of the sunshine, good spells of sunshine and just the risk of one or two showers, particularly for the north and west. a lot of dry weather around the brightest. today we have seenin around the brightest. today we have seen in north south split. the spanish met service have named that storm hugo. across the uk, just a bit more cloud in the south with patchy outbreaks of rain and drizzle. we have seen scenes like this today across southern parts of the uk but further north for northern ireland and england, increasingly self and for scotland, good spells of sunshine. there have been a few showers in the north and west. a little bit wintry over the hills in scotland, clearer skies starting to move on from these, the cloud lingering for the south and east of thing and and where that is, there could be drizzle. the temperatures will not fall quite as far. we could see a touch of frost
forming. a reminder that the clocks go forward tonight so tomorrow we'll start off with a mild start for the south and east of thing and, cloudier, but it will lift and break, brightness developing. good spells of sunshine, one or two showers, but in north—west scotland, they could be wintry. with light winds, not feeling too bad, and maximum of 12 degrees. those milder conditions do not look set to last and as we start the week, it will turn colder, the risk of snow on tuesday and wednesday, some uncertainty in the details so stay tuned to the forecast and we will keep you up—to—date. a chilly start on monday but bright, plenty of sunshine to begin with but turning cloudy with rain pushing them from the west. temperatures largely staying in double figures for many of us, a maximum of 12 degrees. through tuesday and whether state, a
north—easterly wind, turning colder, the milder air will be replaced by something called from the east. the chance of seeing some snog on tuesday and wednesday, stay tuned to the forecast and the clocks are going forward tonight, so don't forget to reset clocks tomorrow. this is bbc news. our latest headlines. hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gather across the united states for rallies calling for stricter gun controls. alex's death could have been prevented, all the 17 beautiful angels lives could have been prevented. tributes are paid to the policeman who died of his injuries after swapping places with hostages during yesterday's terror attack. president macron says he was a hero. owen smith says he'll continue to argue against brexit, despite being sacked from the labour front bench over the issue. public—health england issues updated
advice to people who went to this easy restaurant and the mill pub in salisbury, at the centre of the double agent poisoning case, saying that only dry clean only items should be collected by the council. —— tsar easy. —— zizzi. lots of sport for you, starting with formula 1, new season started this weekend, looks like it will be citing a close, the time from the big teams very tight in melbourne in qualifying, the big news for british fans, defending champion lewis hamilton looks better than ever, he will start the australian grand prix on pole position after producing a sensational qualifying lap. formula 1is sensational qualifying lap. formula 1 is back and before qualifying, the excitement was understandable, we we re excitement was understandable, we were supposed to be about to see a
challenge to the dominance of lewis hamilton and the sages, ferrari looked like they might have closed the gap in pre—season testing, when sebastian vettel got the time sheet in the second session, it felt like things were about to get tasty. the sadie suffered another blow at the start of the final session, valtteri bottas giving his mechanics the prospect of a sleepless night trying to rebuild his car in time for the race. no such troubles follow lewis hamilton, the reigning champion clocked the quickest time ever seen in qualifying at albert park. to get to the ferraris sebastian vettel and raikkonen, massive one, more than a second. the consecutive pole position down under, a record sixth in australia, surpassing elton senna, it is going to take something remarkable to stop him from retaining his title. —— surpassing ayrton senna. cameron bancroft has been charged with ball tampering, he was caught apparently using an
object to work on the ball, then hiding it in his trousers, before being questioned by the on field umpires. steve smith has admitted he knew about it, it's is what the straight year captain said afterwards: —— this is what the australian captain said afterwards. this is what bancroft had to say: no doubt we will hear more about this as the day progresses. england's cricketers blessed with another rain ruined day in the opening test against new zealand, only 17 balls bowled on the third day, just four scored before play was abandoned with new zealand
233-4. was abandoned with new zealand 233—4. henry nicholls reaching the half—ce ntu ry 233—4. henry nicholls reaching the half—century to give the hosts a lead of 175 runs. despite the first innings total by england, which was dismal, the weather has made a draw a likely outcome. no premier league football today, instead, busy weekend of international friendlies, promising result for northern ireland at windsor park, beating south korea, who despite ranked 35 places below them have some goodbyes and are going to the world cup in russia. south korea took the lead, northern ireland then equalised, with an own goal, after a clever oliver norwood free kick was turned into his own net. then, substitute and debutant paul smith scored the winner in the 86 minute, he base for qpr, only called into the squad on friday after playing for the under 21s against spain on thursday night. my 21s against spain on thursday night. my colonial first game in charge since signing a new contract with northern ireland. england's performance against the netherlands
has been overshadowed by phone trouble, more than 100 fans were arrested, the largest number at an england game in several years. police have questioned why the match was scheduled on a friday night, describing the behaviour of many fa ns describing the behaviour of many fans as appalling. jesse lingard scored the only goal of the game, his first international goal, seven unbeaten for england, world cup preparations continue on tuesday, italy at wembley. gareth southgate says he hopes what happened off the field does not overshadow the victory. without knowing all the detail, it is not something you want to hear. i hope it doesn't detract from what was a really good performance. players were certainly good ambassadors for the country. scotland's returning head coach alex mcleish has urged for patients after his new look side lost 1—0 at home against costa rica, scotland failed to qualify for the world cup under gordon strachan, this was his first game in charge at his second spell
with scotland full of we are at an experimental stage. listen, i want to win, the same as anyone else, what i want to do is get the right results at the right time. it is not a marathon in terms of games before the win, it's a mini marathon. wales will play uruguay in the final of the china cup on monday but for the welsh team their trip is notjust been about football, there are fans to please as well. in china, it's important to please your hosts. that is why a reluctant sam vokes and harry wilson just could not say no toa game harry wilson just could not say no to a game of sharad ‘s onstage. in this part of the world, they are more popular than china's national side, its autographs and pictures
nonstop. before their own training session, a chance to coach some of the city is talented youngsters, lisboa did of preston is hoping to play some part in the final of the china cup on monday, two decades after his father, paul, wait for wales. my old man played 25 times for wales, if i can get anywhere near the amount of caps he had, that would be very cheeky. china wants to bea would be very cheeky. china wants to be a leading football nation, the president wants 20,000 training centres and 70,000 pitches in place by 2020. growing the game here is a long—term project, wales's star players by far the biggest attraction of all the teams in the china cup are playing their part. plenty of rugby union action today, saracens have moved up to second in the table after beating local rivals harlequins, 24—11, in the first ever premiership match at the london stadium. as last yea r‘s
as last year's britain's got talent winner warmed up the crowd, a return to the premiership was a chance for england talent to show what they are made of after a disappointing six nations. the london stadium has hosted many magical sporting moments, what could saracens and harlequins conjure up all the 55,000 fa ns harlequins conjure up all the 55,000 fans gathered ? harlequins conjure up all the 55,000 fans gathered? step forward liam williams, the welsh winger putting the finishing touches to a well worked play by saracens. quins kept in touch with a couple of penalties until maro itoje, not to fresh from 56 nations starts, went for his first premiership try of the season. —— five three ms six nations starts. 18-6, —— five three ms six nations starts. 18—6, half—time, that was cut when quins captainjames 18—6, half—time, that was cut when quins captain james horwood 18—6, half—time, that was cut when quins captainjames horwood charged over, despite playing with 1a men for the last ten minutes, saracens resisted a harlequins comeback and returns to form just in time for next week weight european clash in dublin. —— next week's european
clash. gloucester winning 33—29 at london irish, sale sharks ran in eight tries, beating worcester, 58-25. eight tries, beating worcester, 58—25. ireland's grand slam wing site have been given the weekend off, they named nine is a national for the game against ulster. they beat the irish side 35—17, four tries, securing the bonus point win. final one coming in the last minute of the game. they keep alive their hopes of reaching the play—offs. ulster need a win next time out against edinburgh to have any chance of moving into the play—offs. one of the biggest sporting events for spectators is going on in london, the annual university boat race between oxford and cambridge. the men's racejust between oxford and cambridge. the men's race just under way, between oxford and cambridge. the men's racejust under way, we between oxford and cambridge. the men's race just under way, we will go live to see how that is going in a moment, the women's race has already happened. and it went the way of cambridge, for the second year running, the light blues led from the start, finishing several
lengths clear of oxford, despite oxford having a more experienced crew this year, estimated around a quarter of a million people watching on the banks of the river thames. cambridge women now leads the overall standings 43—30. these are live pictures from the men's race, cambridge are in the lead there as well, and by quite some distance, this would be a coop. oxford have won four of the past five men's races. 82—80, overall, this would make it 82—81. —— this would be a bit of a coup. one interesting stat, the man who is fourth in that cambridge seat, six foot ten, the american, james letters, six foot ten, they are eight minutes into the race, the record time is 18 minutes. that was set by oxford last year, so they have somewhere to go, and it goes from putney to mortlake, going
away from central london. —— james letten. four miles, and cambridge have a big lead at the moment, this early on in the race, that really is a big lead. we will have the result of the race later on today. that is it for me with the sport, we will be back with sportsday, 7:30pm. live images now from washington, where of course, the huge rally march for our lives rally in response to the parklands shooting in florida on valentine's day is taking place, and of course, rally is happening in cities right across the united states. it was suggested there could be up to half a million people here in washington, could not hear any official figures, hundreds of thousands of people out on the streets, and a moment ago, we heard jacqueline corran, one of the stu d e nts jacqueline corran, one of the students who has come to prominence
as one of the leaders of the movement, alongside the granddaughter of martin luther king. this is miley cyrus onstage at the moment, of the celebrities lending their support to the students who are calling for tighter gun control is on the march for our lives. much more on this in the next hour. warm welcome to the film review on bbc news, taking us through the cinema releases this week, mark kermode is back. interesting week, we have a psychological thriller by
steven soderbergh starring claire foy, unsane, and we have a wrinkle in time, big budget adaptation of a much loved book by ava duvernay, and pacific rim uprising, john boyega stars in the robotic sequel. claire foy is a big—ticket these days. she's terrific, she carries the new movie, the new film by steven soderbergh which i have disabled very much in the shadow of an old sam fullerfilm very much in the shadow of an old sam fuller film called very much in the shadow of an old sam fullerfilm called shock corridor, it was a kind of interesting trashy exploitation film. claire foy is a businesswoman, whose life has fallen apart because she has endured a stalker, and basically, as a result, she has had to move town, to keep her identity quiet, keep her phone number secret, she has lived a very difficult life asa she has lived a very difficult life as a result of this stalker‘s attentions, unsurprisingly she suffers from anxiety and depression, she goes to see her doctor, during
the course of the conversation, she mentions in passing that she has thought about suicide. she mentions it literally as an aside. she has lived a very difficult life as a result of this stalker‘s attentions and unsurprisingly she suffers from anxiety and depression. she goes to see her doctor, during the course of the conversation, she happens to mention in passing that she has thought about suicide but she mentions it literally as an aside. the next thing, she is signing a piece of paper which she is told is completely standard and suddenly she finds herself incarcerated. against your will. she is completely sane, but she's now in prison, so here she is now in prison, so here's a clip. can i ask, do you think i could just make a phone call, to let my family know that i am ok?
you get a phone call... that is so nice. thank you. you are saying you want your phone call now? yes, yes, that is what i am saying, it is like you read my mind. yes, hello, my name is sawyer valentini, i am at highland creek behavioural facility. lam being held here against my will, please send help, thank you. i will be out of here in like 20 minutes. do you know how many calls the cops get like that every week? those are from crazy people. that is kind of the set—up, then she's trying to prove that she is completely sane, and the more she attempts to do that, the more insane they think she is. very odd, like side effects, which started like a serious drama and went off the rails, this begins in a fairly intense fashion, and then descends more and more into just complete craziness. and it does so very knowingly. the interesting thing, it is shot on an iphone 7. it does not look grungy, that gives it a very immediate look. he said he found it liberating, steven soderbergh. we have seen other films shot on iphones before, for instance, tangerine. which had a great gloss to it. juno temple, great screen presence, she is an unruly force of nature, she has a small role.
she's really captivating. the film itself, steven soderbergh is interesting, he isn't above exploitation movies, he's not above enjoying a certain degree of cinematic hysteria. what makes this work is claire foy, because herjob is to keep a completely straight face while everything around her is descending. and the whole thing is, you have to believe in her. she starts to think that her stalker is working in the hospital. is he, isn't he, is she imagining it, is it true? none of this would work if you did not have a performance at the centre which had complete conviction, somebody where you think, i'm investing my sympathy and belief in this character. on one level, it's just like a big, overblown episode of the twilight zone. it has that sense of seriousness at the beginning. that goes out of the window very fast and it descends into entertaining histrionics, all over the place, makes no sense whatsoever, all over the place. there is a point where someone clearly said, "this plot does not... actually, let's carry on(!)"
laughter but claire foy carries it and it is a great tribute to her. i've got to be honest... terrible thing to say, but i was so stressed just watching the trailer that i did not go to the screening because i thought, i am so stressed and angry over these two minutes, i cannot handle that for two hours. perfectly fine... is it stressful throughout? certainly, at the beginning, when she is saying, "i'm not meant to be here." i do find that stuff... it is intense. a third of the way through, it goes, "never mind, let's go completely and enjoy ourselves." that is what happens. claire foy keeps it together. alright, well, she's a superb actress, she's terrific. a fantastic director, ava duvernay, what do you make of this? that's interesting, this means you have read some of the reviews are not positive.
this is her adaptation of the much—loved book a wrinkle rather brilliantly played, an adventure through time and space, led by three bizarrely attired astral guides. the film is really interesting in as much as it is a broad canvas, a film breaking the white male grip on the fantasy market, trying to do something adventurous, aimed very specifically at the seven to 1a age group. and as a 56—year—old man, i am demonstrably therefore not in the target audience! the thing that troubles me is this, because i'm excited by the idea of it, is why didn't i like it more? the thing it reminded me of was peterjackson?s adaptation —— the thing it reminded me of was peterjackson's adaptation of the lovely bones. a really difficult book, he did this fantastical adaptation which had loads of dreamy visuals. but it never got under
the skin of the book, and i felt all the time that i was watching the film rather than experiencing it. fantasy, you have to be engulfed, you have to be swept along. what i did like about it, a film with a young female central character who gets through on her wits rather than anything else. she is the emotional heart of the film. all the way through i could feel myself thinking, i want to be carried along by this but i am not. i am willing to accept that it may read differently if you are in the target market. it may be that i was just too detached from the film—making to be able to fully invest in the story, and i confess, i will go and see it again but i would be lying if i said the film worked for me. i wanted it to, but if you think of the best fantasy films, i?m thinking about et, for instance, no matter your age, you burst into tears. you weep buckets because it is et. this does not do that, my feeling is it is an honourable failure. nothing wrong with that, i would rather see a film—maker aim high and trip up than play it safe, but i did feel that i wanted this to work and it did not. ok, and your third choice, is this a blockbuster?
let's wait and see! the first pacific rim, guillermo del toro took greatjoy in the spectacle of really big robots hitting really big creatures. ok, so made by somebody who loved all that stuff, and i think del toro is sorely missed on the sequel. this is set ten years after the battle at the breach. black marketeer jake pentecost, son of idris elba's character from the first, john boyega has to go to prison or go back and work as an instructor for more people to learn how to drive these massive robots, these jaegers, and of course, he agrees to be an instructor. how are you doing? ranger lambert. this is a military base. you remember how that works. ranger pentecost. ranger, sir. let's get you squared away. try not to steal anything
while you're here. did that haircutjust call you "pentecost" ? as in badass stacker pentecost? pilot of coyote tango, hero of basically the whole world? it's just a name. yeah, a really cool name! in its favour, it is a film about massive robots hitting each other, it has none of the leering nastiness of a michael bay movie, that is good. on the other hand, what it does not have is any of the magic and wonder and awe of a guillermo del toro film. nor does it have the fun of real steel, for instance, with huthackman and big fighting robots. very quickly, despite the fact we have some interesting actors, very quickly it becomes big robots hitting each other and smashing great big buildings and none of it having any impact whatsoever. really odd, you are left with the spectacle. empty spectacle. very few occasions in which empty spectacle alone will get away with it. i think we have seen enough big robots hitting each other to no longer be impressed by that.
what you need... i know this sounds old—fashioned... you need a story that you care about, characters that you like and you are rooting for. one does need a story! some kind of heart amidst all the real steel smashing. and real steel did have that and this did not. i get the feeling you did not like it much. what is good ? the best thing out, you were never really here, by lynne ramsay. she has made only four features. morvern callar, we need to talk about kevin, ratcatcher and this. she dances to the beat of her own drum. this is a really brilliant film, starring joaquin phoenix as a guy who is a hitman, specialises in retrieving lost teenagers. but the film is not interested in the nuts and bolts of the plot, it is more a psychological state, a brilliant score by jonny greenwood, you need to see it on a big screen because it is proper cinema. i think lynne ramsey is a genius. an absolute genius, please go to see this film because it is wonderful, make it a hit. you need to see it on a big screen because it is proper cinema.
an absolute genius, please go to see this film because it is wonderful, make it a hit. dvd? this is written and directed by angela robinson, great performances by rebecca hall, bella heathcote, lu ke eva ns, origin story of the wonder woman comic book. believe me, i did not know this story before i saw the film, very eye opening, very entertaining, not enough people saw this in cinemas. i would like more people to see this film on dvd, professor marston and the wonder women. that is just about all we have time for this week. you can find all of the film news and from across the bbc on the website. all the previous programmes are on the iplayer, as ever. enjoy your cinema—going. see you next time. feeling very springlike for many of
us, tomorrow seen the lion's share of the sunshine, good spells of sunshine and just the risk of one or two showers, particularly for north and west. dry weather around, brightness, today we see a north—south split, best of the brightness, in the north, cloudy in the south, swelling area of low pressure, stormed hugo, stormy conditions for spain. patchy outbreaks of rain and drizzle. we have seen scenes like this through the day, southern parts of the uk, further north, increasingly slow, good spells of sunshine, this photo sentin good spells of sunshine, this photo sent in by a weather watcher in cumbria. if you showers. a little bit wintry over the hills, clear skies feeding southeast, cloud lingering southeast, when we have the clout there could be drizzle and patches of missed. temperatures will
not feel quite so far. cold nights to come, touch of frost forming, just a reminder, the clocks go forward tonight, so tomorrow we start with a milder start, it will lift and break, brightness developing. showers for scotland, northern ireland, northern england, with light wind, it will not be feeling too bad, maximum of 12 degrees. milder conditions do not look set to last, we will see a return to something colder, risk of seeing some snow through tuesday and wednesday, some uncertainty in the detail, do stay tuned to the forecast and we will keep you up—to—date. fairly chilly start the on monday but bright, plenty of sunshine to begin with, turning cloudy, temperatures staying in the double figures, for many of us, maximum of 12 celsius. tuesday and wednesday we picked up an easterly
north—easterly wind, turning colder again, milderair being replaced by something colderfrom again, milderair being replaced by something colder from the again, milderair being replaced by something colderfrom the east. chance of seeing some snow through tuesday and wednesday, some uncertainty in the details. stay tuned to the broadcast —— forecast. clocks going forward tonight, don't forget to reset your clocks tomorrow. this is bbc news. the headlines at six. survivors of the school shooting in florida arejoined by hundreds of thousands of people across america at rallies calling for tighter gun controls. we will continue to fight for those things that are right. we will continue to fight for common—sense and for our lives. we will continue to fight for our dead friends. this is the scene in washington at the ‘march for our lives' event — where victims of gun crime are making emotional pleas for action. he fell as a hero — tributes to the french policeman who died after saving