hello this is breakfast, with babita sharma and roger johnson. victory for anthonyjoshua as he adds another world heavyweight belt to his collection. the british boxer took the wbo title on points in front of 80,000 fans as he now targets his shot at history. good morning. it's sunday, the 1st of april. also this morning: the comedian eddie izzard joins labour's ruling committee, after a senior party official at the centre of an anti—semitism row is forced to resign. heading home. russian and american diplomats pack their bags after being expelled as part of action taken following the salisbury attack. a celebration of the skies. events are held across the country to mark 100 years of the royal air force.
0ne game away — manchester city beat everton to close in on the premier league title. a win over rivals manchester united next weekend and they are champions. and helen has the weather. good morning. today is still looking like the best weather day of this easter long weekend. however, it is still looking nasty through the night ahead and tomorrow, with potentially disruptive weather. i will bring those details to you later. good morning. first, our main story. britain's anthonyjoshua has secured his third major boxing world title with victory over new zealand'sjoseph parker in cardiff. joshua now needs just one more belt to be crowned the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. david 0rnstein reports. he is one of the biggest stars of british sport, but for that start to
continue rising, anthony joshua british sport, but for that start to continue rising, anthonyjoshua must keep winning, and with each opponent comes danger. go new zealand! go joseph parker! never before had raining heavyweight champions met in this country, but with two unbeaten records on the line, this turned into a cagey contest. although joshua buatsi aggressor, parker stood firm, and he briton went the distance for the first time in his career. the referee was criticised for how often he stepped in but the judges unanimously ruled injoshua power ‘s mac favour. he now has three of the four recognised world champion belts. nobody has held all of them at once. that is his goal. champion belts. nobody has held all of them at once. that is his goallj think 2018 was always a time to ca ptu re all think 2018 was always a time to capture all the belts. we are one way now, and i think the sky is the limit. so, a night that quite -- didn't quite deliver the drama many wa nted didn't quite deliver the drama many wanted to see was no less significant for anthonyjoshua, on
his rise towards sporting greatness. a journey that shows no sign of slowing down. joshua power ‘s mac ra ke slowing down. joshua power ‘s mac rake through came at the london 2012 0lympics. —— joshua's breakthrough. he took his first major title victory over charles martin. eating wladimir klitschko at wembley added a second crown in spectacular style. —— beating. now, only deontay wilder can —— beating. now, only deontay wilder ca n p reve nt —— beating. now, only deontay wilder can prevent joshua —— beating. now, only deontay wilder can preventjoshua eagle becoming undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. you see the good, the bad, the ugly. i'm not done. ithink i have a lot of years left in me, if ican i have a lot of years left in me, if i can keep control of fights like that, without taking too much punishment, i should that, without taking too much punishment, ishould be that, without taking too much punishment, i should be around for a long time. ominous for his rivals, tantalising for his fans. joshua's star burning brighter than ever. a labour party official at the centre of a dispute about anti—semitism has stepped down from the party's ruling body. christine shawcroft had been under pressure to leave labour's national executive committee after opposing the suspension of a council
candidate accused of holocaust denial. in a statement she said she was completely opposed to anti—semitism, and supported jeremy corbyn‘s efforts to tackle it. she'll be replaced on labour's ruling committee by the comedian eddie izzard. dozens of russian diplomats ordered to leave the united states as part of the international response to the salisbury nerve agent attack have left washington. on monday they were given seven days to return home. andy moore has the details. well—wishers gathered inside the gates of the russian embassy in washington to say farewell to their departing colleagues. around 50 men, women and children left in a small convoy out of 170 people who will eventually lead the united states. a russian aircraft had already been loaded with their luggage at the
airport, ready to carry them home. and mirror images in russia. american diplomats and their families hacking their bags and leaving the us consulate in saint petersburg. in the failing light, the american flag was taken down. the consulate has been ordered to close down completely, with the expulsion of a total of 60 american diplomats from here and moscow. tit—for—tat expulsions have been matched by tit—for—tat rhetoric. in today's sunday telegraph the defence secretary, gavin williamson, said the world's patients with vladimir putin's repeated pattern of malign behaviour had worn thin. —— patience. he added: russia has demanded consular access to sergei skripal and yulia skripal. yulia skripal is now said to be conscious. the uk said her rights
and wishes will be taken into account. the geneva convention says access should be allowed. we all no very well that the russians operate ona very well that the russians operate on a basis of strict —— of restrictive interpretations. if we interpreted in a restrictive way they will do the same in a future case and some unfortunate briton in trouble in russia will have trouble getting consular access. overnight, the last american diplomats left their consulate in saint petersburg. in the coming days more of their british colleagues will be following, with the uk being told to slim down its embassy staff in moscow slim down its embassy staff in m oscow eve n slim down its embassy staff in moscow even further. two of the largest teaching unions have raised concerns about the way children with special educational needs and disabilities are treated in schools. the national education union has called the number of children with special needs not receiving a school place a disgrace. and the nasuwt have warned that stretched budgets are putting special school staff at risk of being attacked by their pupils. huge changes through the special
educational needs reform have taken place while the swingeing cuts are also taking place. this has become a bit of a cocktail of disaster, really, and what is happening is that we are hearing families telling us that we are hearing families telling us they are not getting the support they need for their children in school and that their children are falling behind. ceremonies will be held today to mark exactly 100 years since the royal air force became the world's first independent airforce. they begin a summer of events to mark the centenary, culminating onjuly 10th with a service of thanksgiving at westminster abbey, a military parade and a one hundred aircraft flypast over the mall and buckingham palace. tougher penalties for littering come into force in england today. 0n—the—spot fines will increase from £80 to £150. authorities can also use the penalties to target vehicles owners if it is possible to prove rubbish has been thrown
from their car. jessica parker reports. hitting litter louts where it hurts. their pockets. 0n hitting litter louts where it hurts. their pockets. on this fine a nearly doubling, with the maximum penalty 110w doubling, with the maximum penalty now set at £150. —— on the spot fines are nearly doubling. littering is bad for the environment and bad for the taxpayer. the government says keeping the country's streets clea n says keeping the country's streets clean costs local councils nearly £700 million last year. that is money which could be better spent on other services. we want to encourage people to little less, but also to recycle more and make sure that they work with their communities so that councils can invest their council tax on services that truly matter. it is also going to be easy to tackle littering from vehicles. previously, officers had to identify exactly who threw litter from a car.
now councils across england will only need to prove that rubbish has been dropped from a vehicle in order to find the owner, even if it was discarded by somebody else. backing down on culprits is, it seems, a popular idea. well, there is too much litter around. it's a mess. popular idea. well, there is too much litter around. it's a messlj think it is dangerous, throwing it out the car anyway, because of the cars behind you. and just in general, walking around, it is awful sometimes. fines and punishment strived hager, so yeah, ultimately! think it is a good in if we want cleaner streets. —— derive behaviour. but ministers are warning local councils and authorities not to abuse the new powers, saying they should be used in a proportionate way. workers receiving the national living wage will get a payrise today as it goes up to £7.83 an hour. but the living wage foundation claims it's still not enough to help low—paid workers make ends to meet, especially for those living in london. our business correspondent joe lynam reports. the good news is that earnings are
set to rise for 2 million people on low wages from today. the bad news, according to one charity, is that it still isn't enough to cover the real cost of living. the national living wage rises from £7.50 per hourfor the over 25s to £7.83 from today. but the living wage foundation charity says the figure should be £8.75 outside london. inside london it believes the real living wage should be £10.20, to cover basics such as rent and transport. we welcome any steps to close the gap tween the government minimum and the real living wage, which is depending on what people need to live. 5.5 million people in the uk are still earning less than the wage they need to live on. so for a full—time worker, on the minimum wage, they are earning £1800 a year less than the living wage. that is the equivalent of six months or a year worth of gas and electricity bills, 01’ worth of gas and electricity bills, or three months rent. the gap is biggest for people in london. the
government said the increase national living wage would be worth £600 per year to those on lower pay. it also said that millions could also benefit from a higher personal allowa nce also benefit from a higher personal allowance of 11,000, £850, each also comes into force today. —— £11,850. six weeks to go. you are counting down the days, aren't you?” six weeks to go. you are counting down the days, aren't you? i am counting them off day by day. six weeks to go until the upcoming royal wedding. prince harry and meghan markle have chosen white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves for their big day. the foliage will be locall sourced from the gardens of the crown estate and windsor great park. —— locally sourced. the flowers will also be used to decorate the couple's lemon and elderflower wedding cake. interestingly enough, the royal wedding gets plenty of coverage in today's papers, including the sunday times. andrew morton, many people will remember that he wrote a book
about princess diana. he has written about princess diana. he has written a piece for the magazine here. the making of a modern princess, talking about meghan markle. their main story on the front page of the sunday times today relates to jeremy corbyn and the ongoing row about anti—semitism in labour. corbyn and the ongoing row about anti-semitism in labour. and of course the wedding dominates the sunday telegraph as well. this is the lady who will be behind the floral arrangements for the wedding. phillipa craddock, nicknamed the queen of london forests by vogue magazine. she was chosen by the couple to provide flowers for the wedding in may. —— queen of london florists. another story about the labour anti—semitism row in the 0bserver. a leading jewish doughnut ditches labour of anti—semitism, thatis ditches labour of anti—semitism, that is the story. —— jewish donor. and jeremy corbyn on the front page of the daily mail as well. —— mail on sunday. the front of the sunday mirror, it says meghan markle
exclusive out the top, but then it says, the making of a very modern princess, and the sunday times said pretty much the same thing. their main story is about child burials, addict and child burials, that is a campaignfor addict and child burials, that is a campaign for the mirror. here, the big tv story of last night, dec with no ant. i thought he did really well. he looked a bit nervous. he actually joked that he well. he looked a bit nervous. he actuallyjoked that he had twice the amount of work to do to present the show last night. he was without his partner ant for the first time. the decision for dec to host alone, for first time in nearly 30 years, was made after ant mcpartlin was charged with drink driving earlier this month. the start of the show was nearly drowned out by audience applause. we've got a jampacked show this week, lots to cram in, and i've got twice the amount of work to do. so
we are going to crack on and say hello to our star guests now. do you know what, it is just easy television to watch. my heart was like that for him. i felt for him. the social media response was very positive. i'm still waiting for a place, i haven't got one. let's catch up with the weather forecast. helen, good morning. good morning. it is lovely out there, in some parts. as advertised, todayis there, in some parts. as advertised, today is probably the best of a bad bunch for the easter weekend. because of course we have had so much rain and cloud around. that has cleared away. we have got the cold frosty start, but will that last? here we have this large mass of cloud out to the west, threatening to bring more rain into the south—west. yesterday's rain hanging out in the north sea. we still have rain across parts of eastern england. a cold start this morning, especially for scotland and northern
ireland. there could be some missed and local fog around, ireland. there could be some missed and localfog around, but ireland. there could be some missed and local fog around, but it is a decent day. —— mist. the risk of a few showers in eastern areas, certainly not a dry day. later in the day we have some rain approaching devon, cornwall and pembrokeshire. temperatures lifting a bit compare to yesterday because we have lost that intense rain, for most of us, and also the wind. we have this weather system coming up from the south—west. unfortunately thatis from the south—west. unfortunately that is coming into the cold air. as we we re that is coming into the cold air. as we were saying yesterday, we are looking at appreciable falls of snow, mostly over the hills. but they will be snow at lower levels for a time. it will take quite quickly back to rain in southern areas overnight and tomorrow it will bea areas overnight and tomorrow it will be a showery picture. lengthy spells of rain, quite blustery, and further north we have at risk of snow. tomorrow, lots of people will be hitting the road is because it is the end of the easter break, so not a great day for that to coincide with a snow event. there are warnings in force that the moment as
we head into tuesday, you can see that snow starting to ease away from the far north. we are into a much milder regime. this south—westerly airstream, milder regime. this south—westerly air stream, lots of heavy showers around, temperatures into the teens compared to what we were expecting tomorrow, four orfive compared to what we were expecting tomorrow, four or five degrees. tuesday onwards, we still have that low pressure meandering across the country and a little ridge of high pressure briefly into wednesday. more rain to come, reallyjust setting up the week ahead. if you are on your easter holidays, it is a much milder picture after we get today and tomorrow out of the way, that it will at times be quite wet, as you can see behind me, with all those showers and spells of rain coming in. so, in a nutshell pot —— nutshell... not really sure what happened there. sorry. i think we got the bulk of the weather report. where will talk about litter. —— we
will talk. dropping rubbish in a public place just got a lot more expensive. from today the fines for littering and graffiti have been increased to 150—pounds. there are also tougher powers for tackling litter thrown from cars. we've been asking what you make of the new fines. yeah, iagree yeah, i agree with it. i think you should pick up the litter and teach children to do it as well. it is a very good idea. it is a scourge on the community. if anything can be done to get rid of it, will enhance it. it is important because there is fio it. it is important because there is no real consequence because once they have done it, they are gone. when it is out in the street, you need to provide the bins. fines and punishment drive behaviour so ultimately, i think it's a good thing if we want cleaner streets.|j think it's dangerous throwing out of the car, anyway, because of the cars behind you and just generally, walking around, it awful. we have
seen upturned bins and it makes it difficult especially with children around. there isjust too much litter around, you know, it's a mess. it would be far better if people were actually penalised for just discarding things without any reason. it's the plastic that gets me as well. chucking things out of the car. let us know what you think. you can email us at bbcbrea kfast@bbc. co. uk or share your thoughts with other viewers on our facebook page. and you can tweet about today's stories using the hashtag bbcbreakfast — or follow us for the latest from the programme. we'll be back with a summary of the news at 6:30. now it's time for the film review with jane hill and mark kermode. hello and welcome to
the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases is mark kermode. so mark, what do we have this week? a very exciting week, we have ready player 0ne, steven spielberg adventure, stop motion from wes anderson in isle of dogs, not that one! and journeyman, a paddy considine drama that really packs a punch. steven spielberg, what did you make of it. the setup is that real life in the future is squalid and people spend their time in second life as avatars in this great big computer game called the oasis where they can get possessions and accrue things. but if they get killed in the game they will lose everything.
easter eggs in the game are hidden within it by its designer who is a benevolent figure who has now passed on. 0ur hero, his avatar, in the game, is looking for the keys that will give him the domain of the game. however ben mendelsohn's slimy businessman is also trying to get those keys so you have the interplay between the avatar world, the unreal world, and the real world. it works surprisingly well. here's a clip. wade owen watts born august 12 2027. i know where you are, you were seen entering the trailer, three days ago and you haven't left since. what are you doing? with all going on in this world do you think anyone gives a damn about some explosion in some ghetto trash warren in columbus?
don't do this, i'm running in there. not for long. pick up, pick up, alice! it looks expensive, i will say that much. it is a steven spielberg film! it looks expensive, i will say that much. it is a steven spielberg film! realworld, unrealworld, one of the things i liked about it is the interplay between the two worlds. the other thing is that the virtual world is packed with pop culture references from the 70s and 805, early on someone produces the spaceship from silent running. i was won over, then that is the delorean from the film back to the future. you think this could become just about spotting the references but it is a real popcorn sugar rush thrill ride. you can tell spielberg loves the avatar world he has created. and you get emotionally engaged with the characters.
it would be easy this to become just a technical exercise, when you spot the references and look at the visuals but you care about the story, the story makes sense and believe me if the story is set in a computer game and makes sense to me, it will make sense to anyone! i went in, with trepidation and i watched everything with a huge smile, i laughed, i was excited, swept along by the action. i loved the constant pop culture references, some i got, some i didn't, it didn't make a difference. i thought, it is a really great popcorn candyfloss film making by a master who understands how to do this and who obviously has created many of the pop culture references to which this film refers. self—referential but in a way that didn't distance me from it, i would not have anticipated that. that is our easter viewing sorted! a shame because i was going to go home and say i want to see isle of dogs.
i am a dog lover, very excited. i'm also a dog owner and a cat owner. it's stop motion from wes anderson set in japan in the future. all the dogs have been taken to nagasaki city and sent to this trash island on the pretext of protecting humans from an outbreak of dog flu. all these dogs are dumped on this island and a young boy separated from his dog which has been sent to the island flies there to try to find him. when he gets there he finds a pack, they describe themselves as scary indestructible alpha dogs, their battle cry is let's have a vote. they help him find his lost dog. read this as a parable about outsiders and closed borders, or a story about leadership and pack action. you can see it as a lovely film about a boy and a lost dog. there is... is it fun, serious? both those things.
really good fun, often very funny and because it is wes anderson, quirky and offbeat. some things in it are quite grisly. there's a sort of live sushi sequence, our young hero gets a propeller pop stuck in his head at one point and one dog is told to stop licking his wounds, literally, and you even get an organ transplant, so it's not entirely cute and cuddly. it is scratchy. notjust the dogs, it's the animation. it has this lovely tactile quality and a very good voice cast, bryan cra nston, scarlett joha nsson. the visuals are breathtaking. as i watched i thought, i must see this again because you miss so much on a first viewing. every time you look at a frame it is full of delights, you want to watch it again. some things about it are beautiful, some are harsh, you have to see both of them.
you have to see that and ready player 0ne. i'm so excited about paddy considine. i feel physically winded from watching that film but in a good way. this isjourneyman, starring paddy considine, he has a title to defend and he's also a husband and father. in a boxing match he is punched heavily and severely injured. he has a life changing injury and suddenly finds himself having to rebuild his character because the injury has changed who he is and what he knows and what he does. and also what he can remember about his life. this is a clip. that'sjackie. he's in your corner. who's that. that is ritchie, your trainer. and my dad? yes, you know him. that's matt.
matt. that's me. yeah. my friends? yes. who are they? that is a good question. that is one of the most poignant parts, because those friends... they don't know how to deal with it. what i love about this is, paddy considine is a personalfilm maker making films that come from the heart. the title isjourneyman which means one thing that it is the story of a man going on a journey. i thinkjodie whittaker, who plays his wife, is brilliant. you feel her presence even when she isn't there. the narrative is straightforward but you believe every minute of it, he's
struggling to remember something. you can see him struggling, what he is doing through his physicalisation he is externalising something which is interior which is very hard to do, there's one scene when he's on the phone to jodie whittaker. his wife. i was in pieces. in floods of tears. i am so glad you liked it. i thought it was terrific. you completely believe in the characters. i don't know anything about boxing. i have never been to a boxing match. i couldn't watch one, i can't watch something where you think somebody might get hurt and by definition this is what happens. although is evident that paddy considine has great affection for boxing. i think it's really interesting. three really interesting films, go and see any or all of them, it will be a packed weekend. i'm going to be busy.
what is the best of the bunch. have you seen this film by lynne ramsey? promise me that you will see it. let me sell it to you like this. it is tough, joaquin phoenix plays a hit man character going to get a lost teenager and it has violence and brutality but it is done poetically. done in a way which is moving, often funny and touching. and very poetic. not the film it sounds like when you describe the plot, i promise. in the same way that journeyman is not a story about boxing, it's not really about boxing. you will love it. dvd of the week? ingrid goes west, this young woman who can't distinguish between social media and reality. it reminds me of the brilliant film the king of comedy. it is kind of like a stalker story, on the one hand dark and sinister, on the other hand comic and it walks that tightrope very well.
didn't get a big audience in cinemas but deserves one on dvd, i thought it was terrific. thumbs up across the board. so much great stuff to watch. i'd be really interested to know what you think of ready player 0ne and the isle of dogs. i will see them both. thank you mark. just a reminder, you can find all the film reviews from across the bbc online. this is the address. all our previous programmes are on the bbc iplayer of course. particularly, this easter long weekend, enjoy your cinemagoing because there are some real treats to watch. a busy weekend ahead. bye bye. hello, this is breakfast with babita sharma and roger
johnson. good morning, here's a summary of today's main stories from bbc news. britain's anthonyjoshua moved a step closer becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion last night after securing a third world title. joshua went the distance with new zealand'sjoseph parker to secure the wbo title in front of 80,000 fans in cardiff and is now just one belt away from becoming the first boxer in history to hold all four titles at once. a labour party official at the centre of a dispute about anti—semitism has stepped down from the party's ruling body. christine shawcroft had been under pressure to leave labour's national executive committee after opposing the suspension of a council candidate accused of holocaust denial. in a statement she said she was completely opposed
to anti—semitism, and supported jeremy corbyn's efforts to tackle it. she'll be replaced on labour's ruling committee by the comedian eddie izzard. dozens of russian diplomats ordered out of the united states have left washington. on monday, they were given seven days to return home, as part of the international response to the salisbury nerve agent attack. in retaliation 60 american diplomats have been told to leave russia. two of the largest teaching unions have raised concerns about the way children with special educational needs and disabilities are treated in schools. the national education union says that the number of children with special needs who are not receiving a school place is a "disgrace." the government insists that funding will reach record levels by 2020, but campaigners say that stretched budgets are putting special school staff at risk of being attacked by their pupils. huge changes through the special
educational needs reforms have taken place at a time when swingeing cuts have also taken place. so this has become a bit of a cocktail of disaster, really, and what is happening as we are hearing families telling us they are not getting the support they need for their children at school, and that their children are falling behind. workers receiving the national living wage will get a payrise today as it goes up to £7.83 an hour. but the living wage foundation claims its still not enough to cover the real cost of living. the government said the increase would be worth £600 a year to those on lower pay. it also said millions would also benefit from the higher personal allowance which also comes into force today. the latest global sporting competition to be held in england might not have grabbed the headlines in the same way as anthonyjoshua, but we can now bring you the result of this year's world marbles championships,
which have been won by a team from germany. you may not be so familiar with the rules, so let's explain how you play: there are 49 little marbles in a circle, and a point is scored for each marble that's knocked out of the ring. the first team to reach 25 points wins. if you are unsure about that, i'm sure damian wood have been able to bring us all the details about the rules of marbles. —— damian would have. that looks quite fun. i thought used to just rolled along. a different game now, not like my day. that one wouldn't quite make the cut for the sports bulletin. now, anthonyjoshua, the for the sports bulletin. now, anthony joshua, the holy for the sports bulletin. now, anthonyjoshua, the holy grail is to unite all four max bell centre now he is just unite all four max bell centre now he isjust one unite all four max bell centre now he is just one away. unite all four max bell centre now he isjust one away. he is quite a character as well. he is great for
the sport of boxing. he will probably get sports personality of the year now. i interviewed the sports personality of the year candidates last year, i interviewed him, and he is absolutely enormous. more than six feet tall. and the guy he wants to fight, deontay wilder, he wants to fight, deontay wilder, he is six. and that could be coming fairly soon. —— he is 6"7. it wasn't the thriller we were all hoping for but anthonyjoshua got the job done at the principality stadium in cardiff beating joseph parker to unify the wba, ibf and wbo world heavyweight titles last night. never before have two world heavyweight champions met to unify titles on british soil and the pair brought all the glamour and showbusiness with them in front of 78,000 people in south wales. in the ring, joshua controlled the fight throughout earning a unanimous points victory over the new zealander parker. forjoshua, he is now focused on the next task. iam not i am not elated, because i don't let
the highs get to my head, do you know what i mean? and i always think, we've got to go again soon. ifi think, we've got to go again soon. if i was retiring on this high i would be like, yes, i'm the man. but i've got to defend my throne again inafew i've got to defend my throne again in a few months, so i'm kind of balance. we are still hustling. sir, on to the next one. —— so. no time to sit back and enjoy the ride, we've got to get ready for the next job. manchester city are one win away from winning the premier league title after beating everton 3—1 at goodison park yesterday evening. there were some signifcant games at the bottom of the league, west ham played their first home game since the ugly scenes of fans storming the pitch at the london stadium. nick parrott takes a look back at yesterday's action. before facing southampton there were more protest is about the way that west ham united is run. security was beefed up inside the london stadium to prevent a repeat of the pitch invasions last time out. one way to
change in atmosphere is to win, and for once, the hammers had no problem doing that. with a point to prove against his former stoke boss, a knot of each scored twice. —— arnotovitch. the saints remain in the relegation zone. it was great. i think they are helping, there was one or two, like happened in the last game, but overall the atmosphere in the stadium has been terrific. i do think the players gave them stopping to shout about today. i think the players showed how much they care. losing 2-1 to burnley was a record eighth successive premier league defeat for bottom side west bromwich albion. liverpool's most other equalled a record by scoring in 21 different premier league matches in a 38 game season. he sealed a 2—1 comeback that leaves crystal palace two points above the relegation zone. peres moves newcastle to safety, and
left huddersfield in danger of dropping back into the championship. they are just three points above the drop, along with swansea. romelu lukaku drop, along with swansea. romelu lu ka ku became the drop, along with swansea. romelu lukaku became the youngest foreign player to reach a century of nearly goals. it strengthens their grip on second place, but they can only delay manchester city's inevitable crowning as champions. a 3—1victory over eva nto n crowning as champions. a 3—1victory over eva nton means crowning as champions. a 3—1victory over evanton means pep guardiola's side will win the league if they beat manchester united next weekend. —— everton. in the scottish premiership celtic beat ross county to keep brendan rodgers' side on course for a seventh straight title. meanwhile rangers came from two goals down to rescue a draw with motherwell at fir park. the home side had gone in front with two early goals, but rangers scored twice in three second half minutes to draw level. aberdeen stayed in touch with rangers in the hunt for second place with a 4—1win over stjohnstone. england's cricketer‘s are on top after day three of the second and final test against new zealand in christchurch james anderson and stuart broad got
all new zealand's ten wickets between them as they removed the remaining batsman at the start of the day to give the visitors a 29 run first innings lead. 0pening batsman alastair cook fell cheaply again but the rest of england's top order steadied the ship, it's approaching the end of the day and england lead by 219 runs. the masters at augusta is less than a week away now and britain's ian poulter knows he has to win this weekend's houston open to qualify for that first golfing major of the year. and poulter is rising to the challenge in texas, he has a share of the lead going into the final round later today. a brilliant third round featuring seven birdies means he's 1a under par tied with american beau hossler. they're two shots clear of the field. munster twice came from behind to beat toulon to reach the semi—finals of the european champions cup. the irish side left their best till last with a magnificent try from ireland winger andrew conway.
this individual effort setting up an easy conversion to give them victory byjust a point at thomond park. now if you expected zlatan ibrahimovic to bejetlagged on his debut for the la galaxy, think again. he came on as a substitute just over a week after completing his move to los angeles, and did this. not only was it a brilliant goal, it also brought his galaxy side level at 3—3, after they'd been 3—0 behind. and of course zlatan wasn't done there, he scored again in stoppage time to seal an incredible 11—3 win over their city rivals la fc. can't keep him down, can you? that's all the sport for now. money well spent for la galaxy by the looks of it. i think he will storm it. a fantastic player, brilliant in the premier league. lots of people on social media are congratulating anthonyjoshua on his win last
night. but the deontay wilder fight is where everybody will focus their attention. is it likely? well, money talks in boxing. i think they will make him a big offer to come and fight in the uk. that is where they will get huge attention. but it could be in america, in las vegas. joshuais could be in america, in las vegas. joshua is unbeaten, wilder is unbeaten. it would be a great fight. i read something this morning, talking about a guy who beat one of the british guys on the undercard in might be the mandatory challenger. could be a way off. it is all to play for. he's only 28, he has the at his feet. damien, thank you. two of the largest teaching unions have raised concerns about the way children with special educational needs and disabilities — known as send — are treated in schools. the national education union has called the number of children with special needs not receiving a school place a disgrace. meanwhile, the nasuwt has raised concerns that stretched budgets are putting staff at risk, after a survey found that more than half of send teachers have been attacked by their pupils in the past year.
grahame robson is the headteacher at a special school in crawley, he joins us from our brighton studio. good morning, and thank you for joining us this morning. is it a disgrace? good morning. it is an absolute disgrace. it is an absolute disgrace, andi absolute disgrace. it is an absolute disgrace, and i think has a head teacher of a low funded special school, i am teacher of a low funded special school, iam increasingly teacher of a low funded special school, i am increasingly distressed at the state of send funding and the situation we face on a day—to—day basis. you are ahead teacher at the manor green college in crawley, and you say that the situation there is critical. -- you say that the situation there is critical. —— had teacher. when you talk us through this situation? there are three pieces of information viewers need to
understand which contributes to what is becoming a perfect storm. firstly, special schools are not subject to the national funding formula. so we have had no increase infunding fora formula. so we have had no increase in funding for a number of years. secondly, we are still subject to the cost increases that every school in the country is facing at the moment. so we are having to shave 2% off our budgets each year. for me, thatis off our budgets each year. for me, that is £70,000 every year. so on a flat budget i have had to find cost savings of a quarter of £1 million over the past four years. the third issueis over the past four years. the third issue is that for schools like mine, in one of the low funded authorities, is that our basic level of funding is already extremely low. so compared to the national average, my school receives just over £1 million a year less than an averagely funded school. that means that £70,000 a year that i am having
to lose is going to get to a critical level much, much faster thanit critical level much, much faster than it is in some areas. there are probably a0 local authorities were special schools are in absolute crisis, either now or in the next one or two years. —— where. what is the knock—on effect on the teachers and pupils at your school? there is increased pressure on places, as the neu report suggests. there are not enough places for youngsters with send. since i have been at a school, and others have gone from 162 210. —— at this school. —— 160 to 210. so we have an extra 50 people but the number of staff i have available has not really increased over that time. the impact challenges students, there are less staff, and my normal class sizes are a maximum of about
12, last year i had a class of about 17. -- 12, last year i had a class of about 17. —— nominal class sizes. that puts a lot of pressure on the staff, the teachers and the support staff, andi the teachers and the support staff, and i have to say, along with staff in every special school in the country, they take what they do really seriously, but it is putting pressure on them. and i can see the strain beginning to show. graham, the government says, in response to a lot of the criticism that has been levelled at it, that core schools and higher needs funding is protected in real terms. they are saying that the funding will increase to a higher level by 2020, and 50% extra per pupil in spending terms. what is your response to that, and why do you think, given what that statement says, there is still the amount of pressure you are experiencing? they are out of touch. anyone knows
that school funding is in crisis. putting it in context, the government is putting in 130 million extra pounds into the funding. the deficit was a.9 million for this year. 130 million is roughly speaking £1 million per local authority and doesn't even scratch the surface. that additional funding doesn't find its way through to special schools. graham, we are grateful for your time. special schools. graham, we are gratefulfor your time. we special schools. graham, we are grateful for your time. we will keep a close eye on this. fines are going up a close eye on this. fines are going up in england for those caught littering. people are getting in touch and it has got people going, that's for sure. here's helen with a look at this morning's weather. i promised no more april fools' day
is appearing at the end of this segment because i want to tell you what's happening. today, it is at nice day in comparison with what we have had so far this easter weekend. hgppy have had so far this easter weekend. happy easter to you. we are sandwiched between weather fronts, one to the east and this menacing one to the east and this menacing one to the west that is bringing our problems tonight. and tomorrow. there will be ice around on the cars of this morning and fewer getting up in scotland come up ireland, and western fringes of england. we are not dry, by any shakes. we have the re m na nts of not dry, by any shakes. we have the rem na nts of yesterday's not dry, by any shakes. we have the remnants of yesterday's weather system in eastern areas but they will be sunshine in between what will be sunshine in between what will turn out to be an april day. we have more wet weather coming through. temperature higher than yesterday because we have lost the
easterly wind. through this evening and overnight, the weather system gets going and initially we will get rain at lower levels. as it trundles northwards, you can see this cell, an increasing risk of snow over the hills. it will turn to rain quickly in the south because there is warm air. it is to the north but as you go to easter monday, we could have significant snow. it may turn back to rain and it will be mild in the south. mild with showers and longer spells of rain. snow in the north keeps coming and mostly rain for northern ireland, perhaps snow over the hills. it grinds to a halt in scotland. the easter monday, as many are taking to the roads, there could well be disruptive snow. the rest of
the week, we would say goodbye to the week, we would say goodbye to the cold air and the snow and back into a the cold air and the snow and back intoa mild the cold air and the snow and back into a mild south—westerly at atla ntic low into a mild south—westerly at atlantic low which means it will be mild and often windy and wet u nfortu nately for mild and often windy and wet unfortunately for the week ahead. at least we are into double figures by the middle of the week. we'll be back with the latest headlines at 7:00. now it's time for the travel show. 0n the tiny islet of ile aux aigrettes, mauritius is playing host to a unique conservation project, which takes us back to a time five centuries ago, before mankind ever set foot here. the ecosystem of an island like mauritius is extremely fragile, and ever since mankind arrived
in the 17th century, that ecosystem has been severely disrupted and that has led 1561-31 951 25; as wigglgafgi for some, like fruit growers. so this is the mauritius fruit bat. it is a bat which is unique to mauritius. it can travel for 15 kilometres, 20 kilometres, a0 kilometres in one night. it's like man has got hands, but these hands here have been modified, amazingly, to become a wing. it's an animal that can see very,
very well, despite what a lot of people think. they need to rest during the day to save their energy and to — because it gets hot in the tropics. but at night, as it's getting dark, they leave their daytime roosts, as they are called, and they go out and they look for food. they will first of all eat fruits to keep themselves alive, but also they'll be dispersing fruits, and they maintain their own survival by maintaining the forests. the larger project here is hugely ambitious and earning international acclaim. we're actually recreating the whole ecosystems. it's one of the few places on earth where we're notjust trying to save a few odd plants and a few odd animals,
we're actually piecing together, as best as we can — it will never be perfect but as best as we can — the whole ecosystem as it existed prior to the arrival of man. should we be frightened of this animal — should i be frightened being this close to this animal now? well, i'm not frightened of the animal, i don't know why anybody should be. there are some countries where bats are dispersing — are carriers of diseases, but in mauritius, that's not the case. of course, where they are carriers of diseases, there are some precautions to be taken, of course, but that's not the case here. would you like to hold the bat? are you serious? yes. it will - really? oh, my god. right. yes, it will probably nibble you a little bit if that's ok? nibble me? if that's ok. 0k.
oh, my god. and its claws can be quite sharp. yeah, alright. you can — you must take this. there you go! wow! and now it's... i can't believe it. this is weird, is all i can say. this is a magic moment! i never thought i'd actually find a bat, or an animal like this, vaguely even cute, but you know what? it is kind of cute. and luckily, not disease—ridden... no. as it bites my finger. no! you're fine. do you want to fly off? shall we get you to fly off? come on then. animals are central to mauritian identity in more ways than one. take this weekly ritual which has become tightly wrapped up with mauritian social life and culture — going to the races. the islands independence from british rule was declared on this very racecourse,
the champ de mars, in 1968. built more than two centuries ago, it is the oldest racecourse in the southern hemisphere and from the start, its very aim was to bring disparate communities together. oh, and to satisfy the locals' love of gambling, of course. and today, there's one family who now dominates horseracing in mauritius. actually, it was my grandfather who introduced the family to horseracing. he was the first indian to be a member of the national assembly of parliament. and in 190a, he was a businessman.
he — at the beginning he was a milk seller, but then he started doing business buying — buying and selling property. he also realised that buying a race horse woudl allow him to mingle with the big cheeses, especially french businessmen who ran the economy then and loved racing. today is a special day — the final classic race of the season, the duke cup, and the chance of this elite family to create history in the country's national sport. what has happened is that we have been able, with a little bit of luck, to win the first three classics. and if we win the fourth one today, we will be creating history. and we got a peek into the paddock and met soun's cousin. this gentleman! i know him very well! i often see you on the bbc all over the world! this is very much a family affair.
that's is the cup we are looking for. this one? yeah. this one here? wow. may i touch it? anyone can touch it before, but i want to touch it afterward! this is fantastic. i'm getting a real insight behind the scenes with one of the most important men of racing. inside the jockeys‘ room, preparations are under way and down by the track, i can feel the sense of occasion here. this is where everybody gathers — rich, poor, everyone, whatever language, culture they are from, whatever ethnic group, this is the day, and this is the first race of the day. i wanted to get a feel for the passion for racing and gambling here and so, i approached a local punter. i'm from england.
do you recommend any horse in any race? i think this one. rogue runner, number 3, in the next race. in this race. in this race coming up? 0k. i am going to bet. it's number. . . number 3. number three? i'm not sure! there's my horse, number three, rogue runner, and if i put 100 rupees on it, it says i will get 600 rupees back. hi, can i have 100 on number three, rogue runner.
number three? number three. a lot of money going on rogue runner. rogue runner. do you like rogue runner? it's a good one? and this is horse, number three, this my horse, rogue runner. go for it! i like his colours. rogue runner! do you want number three? here they come. 0h! did he win? it was very close. who won? number three! number three won! rogue runner won! at the last minute! the last moment! yes! and now, it's time for the climax to the season, the big one, the duke's cup, and a chance for the gujadhur family to make history. and now, it's time for the climax to the season, the big one, the duke's cup, and a chance
for the gujadhur family to make history. they haben't left much to chance — they have three horses out of the 12 running, including the favourite, enaad, ridden by the most successful champion jockey in the race. 0ur man's in his lucky spot to watch the race next to his family. the favourite and their big hope enaad is struggling. it does not look good. get on, get on man! don't let him box you in! until from the outside, another horse from the gujadhur stables suddenly starts making ground.
johnson. victory for anthonyjoshua as he adds another world heavyweight belt to his collection. the british boxer took the wbo title on points in front of 80,000 fans — as he now targets his shot at history. good morning, it's sunday the 1st of april. also this morning: the comedian eddie izzard joins labour's ruling committee after a senior party official at the centre of an anti—semitism row is forced to resign. heading home. russian and american diplomats pack their bags after being expelled