israel rejects calls for an independent inquiry into the killing of palestinian protestors in the gaza strip. at least 15 were killed during violence on friday. both the un and the eu have called for an inquiry. in his easter message, have called for an inquiry. the pope appeals for an end to all violent conflict and what he calls the carnage in syria. thousands of children with special needs are being denied suitable school places, according to the biggest teachers‘ union. taking to the skies — teachers‘ union. the royal air force celebrates a hundred years of history. and after his latest victory, anthonyjoshua promises to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. good evening.
israel has rejected calls for an independent inquiry into the killing of at least 15 palestinians protestors by israeli troops in gaza on friday. both the united nations and the european union have called for an inquiry. and the european union the israeli defence minister says his soldiers were protecting the country's borders and that ten of those who died were militant islamist activists. and that ten of those who died our middle east correspondent tom bateman reports from the gaza strip. tom bateman a third day of protests on gaza's border with israel. these tents sitjust hundreds of metres from the fence where israeli snipers watch. of metres from the fence palestinians say they will stay put as they talk about the events of friday. stay put as they talk translation: we are innocent civilians, but the israeli occupation doesn't even give us the right to express ourselves. translation: our people, our sons, our youth,
they were standing about 500 metres away from the border, but they shoot and kill. away from the border, the numbers of protesters here have fallen since the events of friday, but for those who continue to come, they do so for a key reason, what they see as at the core of the conflict — the palestinian right of return. of the conflict — but for israel, it is the position of these camps, so close to the fence, that they see as a provocation. as we filmed, more gunfire broke out. palestinian leaders say the force used on friday was disproportionate and indiscriminate. gaza's health ministry said, in addition to those killed, more than 750 people were injured from live ammunition on friday. the eu's diplomatic chief has echoed a call from the head of the united nations for an independent inquiry. but israel says it was protecting its fence from what it called violent rioters,
it was protecting its fence arguing any breach would threaten israeli lives. it says at least ten of those killed belonged to militant islamist groups, including hamas, which controls the gaza strip. including hamas, israel's defence minister rejected calls for an inquiry into the deaths. rejected calls the rhetoric stepped up today as turkey's president, tayyip erdogan, labelled israel's prime minister a terrorist. mr netanyahu responded, saying the israeli army was the most moral in the world and would not be lectured by those who have indiscriminately bombed civilians for years. palestinians say they will protest here for six weeks, culminating when the us plans to move its embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem. to move its embassy many on both sides of this conflict fear further violence is on the horizon. tom bateman, bbc news, gaza. is on the horizon. the wider middle east was also part of the pope's easter address at the vatican today. was also part of the pope's he called for reconciliation
was also part of the pope's and an end to civil war in syria and in yemen. meanwhile, here, the archbishop of canterbury, in his easter address, said everyone should have hope, whatever their circumstances. our religion editor, martin bashir, reports. the stark surroundings of st peter's square on good friday were transformed this morning by 50,000 plants and flowers. but on a joyous day in the christian calendar, pope francis described a world torn apart by conflict, beginning with syria, extending across the middle east to parts of africa. and he prayed for christians living in these places. "may our brothers and sisters in christ, who put up with injustices and persecution, be radiant witnesses of the risen lord," he said. be radiant witnesses services took place across the uk, including salisbury, where bishop nicholas holtam said the poisoning of sergei skripal
and his daughter yulia had violated the city, but encouraged christians to rebuild relationships and confidence in one another. to rebuild relationships in canterbury, the archbishop, justin welby, spoke of choosing hope instead of despair. and perhaps mindful of his recent appearance at the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse, he urged the church to be honest about its own wrongdoing. we must be a holy church made up of holy people, rejecting the seeking of power, transparent about our failings, humble when we sing. transparent about our failings, the royal family attended easter worship at st george's chapel in windsor, though the queen was not accompanied by the duke of edinburgh because of problems with his hip. accompanied by the duke of edinburgh also absent — prince harry and his fiancee, meghan markle, who will be married there next month. martin bashir, bbc news.
there next month. two people have been arrested after the death of a nine—year—old boy from northern ireland in tenerife last week. carter carson from newtownabbey was leaving a shopping centre with his family in adeje in the south of the island when he was struck by a car. in the south of the island the comedian eddie izzard, who's just been appointed to labour's governing national executive committee, has said the the party must stamp out anti—semitism and rebuild relations with thejewish community. out anti—semitism and rebuild the previous holder of the post stepped down yesterday, after accusations she offered support to a candidate accused of holocaust denial. support to a candidate accused well, our political correspondent chris mason is here. chris, another call, then, for labour to deal with these allegations of anti—semitism. for labour to deal with these yeah, for labour to deal with these a statement from edt saying yeah, a statement from eddie izzard saying he has campaigned against hate for his entire life and he
would continue to do so whenever it rears its ugly head. also today, jeremy corbyn has deleted his personal facebook account, he is continuing, though, with a public, official page on the site. this after the sunday times had done a trawl of various facebook groups that expressed support forjeremy corbyn, and covering 2000 messages on there that were racist, misogynistic and hateful. now, the groups have a combined membership of around a00,000, including some pretty seniorfigures around a00,000, including some pretty senior figures within the party. labour insisting they have absolutely nothing to do with these groups. all of this proving far too much for one big labour donor, a guy called sir david garrard, jewish, given £i.5 called sir david garrard, jewish, given £1.5 million to the party since 2003, albeit not sincejeremy corbyn has been leader, he has ripped up his membership card, leaving the party entirely. all of this more than a week on from the i’ow this more than a week on from the row about anti—semitism beginning,
but what we can conclude is that the public truce within the labour movement since the general election last year is definitively over, the party very much arguing with itself again in public and noisily. chris, many thanks. britain's biggest teaching union has warned that a growing number of children with special needs are being left without any school place. are being left last year, more than 4000 of these children were left waiting for their local council to find them somewhere suitable. the national education union has accused the government of starving councils of funding. has accused the government our education editor, bra nwen jeffreys, reports. every child deserves an education, but special needs help comes from the school budget first, then they fight for extra council funding from budgets already overstretched, making it hard for schools that want to be inclusive. it would be really sad for me if i ever got to the point
where i said we don't want to take children with additional needs for financial reasons. children with additional needs i suspect there are schools and trusts who are looking really closely at the level of needs that a child comes in with and the amount of funding that will be attached to that and making really difficult decisions. in south gloucestershire, cash is being taken from every school. they're £7 million short for high needs children, and without support, they end up outside the system. special needs children are more likely to be left without an education. are more likely in 2016, 1700 were left without a school place. by 2017, it reached more than 4000. without a school place. an extra £262 million is being put in by the government, but the shortfall just last year was estimated at 400 million across england. was estimated how are you doing, darling?
finding it very hard at the moment. natasha has needed her mum's support. her son has adhd. her mum's support. last year, he was permanently excluded. the school had a zero—tolerance behaviour policy. he'd get upset at being constantly pulled up. after the case went to tribunal, the school apologised. they're looked at as a grade rather a person, because there's such a high pressure on students to get high grades, and it is one box fits all, and my son doesn't fit into that box. her son has been found an alternative place, but natasha told me his confidence has been destroyed. i don't recognise my son now, he looks like a skeleton, he's withdrawn, everybody says that they think he looks depressed, he looks sullen, his eyes are sunk
into the back of his head with dark circles around his eyes. into the back of his head the government says support for special needs is improving. many worry funding pressures put that at risk, making schools less likely to welcome children who need extra help. branwen jeffreys, bbc news. who need extra help. it's 100 years since the raf became the world's first independent air force, the raf became the world's and there have been ceremonies today to mark the occasion. the raf was formed by merging the army's royal flying corps and the royal naval air service. the army's royal flying corps our correspondent robert hall reports from stow marries in essex. on the runway at europe's last intact first world war aerodrome, echoes from the day the raf became a reality. this tiny biplane would have been familiar to the men who pioneered military aviation.
been familiar to the men today, stow maries airfield has turned back the clock, remembering squadrons who defended london against the zeppelin airships and who helped convince sceptics that air power could survive and expand. sceptics that air power we're very proud to say that of the operational aerodromes, active on operations on the day of formation, we're the only one left. on the day of formation, we're the only one that you can still fly from and the only one where you can see these aircraft doing what they did then. in london, serving personnel and veterans gathered for a service which marked the start of the centenary commemorations, the raf family looking back to events which provide inspiration for the future. oh, it's a wonderful service, it's a service of commemoration, but i think also celebration of what the royal air force has done throughout its history and what the royal air force is today, what we achieve, and who we are as an organisation. parade, parade, 'shun!
and who we are as an organisation. in 1918, the airmen of stow maries watched the raf standard hoisted for the first time — a moment replayed to hundreds of local air cadets, drawn into distant events. it was just spectacular, to be honest, to be where we are now, like where they all were 100 years ago is just absolutely fantastic. part of the air cadets is to grow, and i think one of them is to become more brave and become more courageous, and i think one of those comes into today. the raf is still evolving, but without the courage of those young men long ago, but without the courage its history might have been very different. the years following the birth of the raf weren't always easy — the army and navy resented losing their pilots and air planes. the new service needed a great deal of determination, perhaps summed up in its motto, "through adversity to the stars." robert hall, bbc news, at stow maries in essex. a sugar tax in britain will come into effect on friday,
aimed at tackling childhood obesity, will come into effect on friday, which is a serious and growing health risk around the world. well, in amsterdam, health officials have come up with an anti—obesity programme that brings together schools, doctors and neighbourhood groups, and so far it's seen a 12% drop in the number of obese and overweight children. a 12% drop in the number jeremy cooke reports for us now from amsterdam. meet tyrell — a typical nine—year—old but struggling with weight, caught up in the global childhood obesity crisis. with one in five of its children overweight, amsterdam is determined to help kids like tyrell. you want to feel fit, and your condition has to be ok, so i try to make him aware already, like just think about your health. the amsterdam initiative means every child is put through their paces — weighed but also tested for strength, endurance and balance — to see who needs help. strength, endurance and balance — for tyrell, that means regular home visits from dieticians
advising on healthy eating. home visits from dieticians and then there's the gym — free sessions twice a week with other children on the programme. they're having fun, getting fit and, crucially, losing pounds. the amsterdam mission is to educate kids and their parents to the benefits of exercise, the dangers of unhealthy food. and it's targeted help. the dangers of unhealthy food. is it a healthy option? it's a little bit healthy. a little bit. a little bit healthy, yeah. it looks delicious. yeah. there's a special push to reach families in the low—income parts of town with large immigrant populations. in some middle eastern communities, almost 30% of kids are overweight — much higher than the national average. much higher than so they're coming together to share ways to improve their children's diets. to share ways in my shopping list, i have only healthy things. when i come home they say, "mum, it's only green, everything is green!" "mum, it's only green, the children of amsterdam
are on the move — on the ice, burning calories. are on the move — it's free entry here and in other city sports facilities. exercise helping to force obesity rates down. there's nothing more important than the future of our children, not only all political parties but also sports organisations, schools, shop owners, everyone is helping, and that creates an environment in which you can change. all schools in this programme banned junk food, and break time means eating only fruit, drinking only water. most parents are enthusiastic supporters, but of course there have been challenges. there has been some protest, yeah, some people think that we should not be sitting in their parenting chair and telling them how to raise their children. elements of what they're doing here in amsterdam have been tried elsewhere — including, of course, in the uk — but with limited success.
including, of course, in the uk — what seems to be different here is that there is consistent consensus, a joined—up approach, meaning that these kids are getting the same message from city hall, through their classrooms, and into the family kitchen. through their classrooms, in amsterdam, it's all about the children. lessons here perhaps it's all about the children. for other cities hoping to build a better, leanerfuture. jeremy cooke, bbc news, amsterdam. to build a better, leanerfuture. with all the sport, here's karthi nanasegaram at the bbc sport centre. here's karthi nanasegaram hi, here's karthi nanasegaram ben. there is one ambition remaining for anthonyjoshua — to become the undisputed world heavyweight champion. he would need to fight the american deontay wilder, and joshua's team has told the bbc they are ready to start negotiations, as early as next week after the british boxer beat joseph parker of new zealand last night at the principality stadium. david ornstein reports. night at the principality stadium. he's one of the biggest stars of british sport,
and with every win, that star shines brighter, anthonyjoshua drawing another huge crowd and continuing on the path to greatness. in joseph parker came a resilient opponent, which made for a cagey contest, joshua going the distance for the first time, but doing enough to triumph on points, and he now has all except one of the heavyweight belts — nobody has ever held the whole lot at the same time, that is the aim. i think, like, 2018 was always a time to capture all the belts, and we're one away now, and i think the sky's the limit for what we're trying to achieve, you know. it's been a remarkable rise forjoshua — from olympic gold at london 2012 to the world's leading heavyweight in the space of only six years, and seemingly plenty more to come. you see the good, the bad, the ugly, and long may it continue, i think. i'm not done, i have got a lot of years left in me, if i can keep on controlling fighters like that
without taking too much punishment, i should be around for a long time. joshua has now sold out three stadium fights in the space of 11 months, a total attendance of 250,000 people indicating his growing appeal. a total attendance of 250,000 people the one remaining challenge is to secure that final belt and write his name into history. is to secure that final belt david ornstein, bbc news, cardiff. is to secure that final belt it is time to pop out of the room if you don't want to know today's football results as match of the day and sportscene follow soon on bbc one. and sportscene follow tottenham beat chelsea at stamford bridge for the first time in 28 years to damage chelsea's chances of finishing in the top four this season. chelsea's chances of finishing spurs' 3—1 victory included a stunning strike from christian eriksen and two goals from dele alli. they are in fifth place and eight points clear of chelsea. arsenal beat stoke city 3—0, eight points clear of chelsea. with all of the goals coming in the final 15 minutes. pierre—emerick aubameyang and alexandre lacazette were the goal scorers, but the arsenal manager,
arsene wenger, conceded that the lack of atmosphere at the emirates was a result of them not challenging for the premier league title. of them not challenging stoke are struggling in the relegation zone. in the scottish premiership, hearts have all but secured a top—six place after a 1—1 draw against struggling dundee. hearts took the lead after two minutes through ross callachan. dundee equalised just before half time, but the draw means hearts are six points clear of motherwell, with six games remaining. play resumes on day four in just over an hour's time. england's cricketers have taken control of the second test against new zealand, thanks to the efforts of james vince and mark stoneman at the crease. thanks to the efforts of james vince england bowled new zealand out for 278, stuart broad and james anderson taking all ten wickets, while stoneman and vince made a 123—run partnership on day three to help england to a lead of 231 runs. on day three to help england rugby union's european champions cup holders, saracens, have been knocked out of the competition at the quarterfinal stage by leinster. their 30—19 victory ended
saracens' hopes of winning a third straight champions cup. racing 92 are also into the semifinals after beating clermont auvergne. into the semifinals at the first major of the women's golf season, england's charley hull and jodie ewart shadoff are still in contention, four shots off the lead of pernilla lindberg, withjust one round remaining at the ana inspiration. while ian poulter is trying to qualify for the first major of the men's season, the masters. to qualify for the first major poulter needs to win the houston open to secure a place at augusta national. the houston open to secure a and the houston open to secure a he is top of the lead one and he is top of the leaderboard, one shot ahead after 13 holes. that's all for now from the bbc sport centre. and finally, an eight—tonne piece of spacejunk is making its descent towards earth. of spacejunk is making 13 space agencies are tracking the chinese module tiangong—1. it's expected to hit earth in around three hours' time. but fear not — much of it will break up before impact,
and it's most likely destination is the ocean. that's it, on bbc one now, it's time for the news where you are. goodbye. this is bbc news — our latest headlines. north korea's leader kim jong—un and his wife have attended a rare concert in the capital pyongyang, featuring south korean artists. it's the first time a north korean leader has been seen at such an event. this report by james waterhouse contains flash photography. the sight of kim jong—un waving to applause might not be anything new, but south korean reports say he is now the first north korean leader to go to a performance from a group by the south. there are plenty of them. nearly 200 singers and dancers and technicians are in the capital for two concerts.
south korean ministers said he showed much interest in the show. he asked about the songs and lyrics. the spectators were treated to performances by k—pop stars. including the group red velvet. who made their intentions clear before leaving. it is our great honour to perform with veteran singers, she said, as we are the youngest singers we will do our best to deliver bright energy to the north korean people. it is hoped this will serve as a peace gesture ahead of a meeting between the leaders of north and south korea. the south's taekwondo athletes also performed ahead of a joint display on monday. beyond the concerts, south korea and the us have begun theirjoint military exercises, but in a slimmed down form.
300,000 sout korean troops will take part but the drill will be a month shorter than usual and won't involve nuclear submarines. the drills have always angered north korea. kim jong—un met the chinese president xi jinping last week and he has offered to have a face to face meeting with donald trump. no date yet, but it is expected before the end of may. time for a look at the weather for the week ahead, with phil avery. hello, thanks for joining hello, thanks forjoining me. iwant to update you on our thinking for the week ahead. hoped you enjoyed
some dry weather on sunday. it won't last. because this cloud has already delivered rain into the south west through easter monday we will see that moisture fall into a cold atmosphere and turn into snow in northern ireland, scotland and northern england. over the highest ground we could looking at five to 15 centimetres of snow. further south it is not an issue, because your temperatures are into double figures. but on monday in northern england, southern scotland, northern ireland there is a risk of disruption from the snow. even as far ahead as tuesday that weather front has only parked itself across the northern half of scotland. further south, the breeze is coming in from the south—west and the
positioning of the front is crucial, near it or to the north it is like winter. to the south, double figure temperatures. here we go for tuesday that, snow significantly there across the northern half of scotland and that could be disruptive. further south it is a mixture of sunny spells and showers. and in northern ireland you see the temperatures. single figures all the way. a real taste of winter still to be had in the far north of scotland from. tuesday into wednesday, that front still on the similar orientation. further south we're bringing ina orientation. further south we're bringing in a new area of low pressure under that but everything associated with that low pressure is watery rather than wintry, the temperatures are still in double figures. that is not the case in scotland. here again it is cold, cold, cold and there will be again more snow on the high ground. from
wednesday into thursday, just the first signs of the low taking the front away out into the north sea. as it strips away the veil of cloud from scotland and northern ireland, it isa from scotland and northern ireland, it is a frosty start to thursday. less so perhaps across england. simply because you still have the cloud. but a weakening system moves and leaves a dry and bright day for many parts of british isles, but with the breeze in the north—west, it won't feel warm. a contrast to tuesday, where we had the southerlies, more of a north—westerly. then it is a trancient ridge, because lurking out to the atlantic, thursday late on and getting into friday, we see the first sign of a new area of low pressure with rain trying to get into northern ireland and eventually as we push the moisture over scotla nd as we push the moisture over scotland that will turn to snow north of the central belt. but further south back comes that southerly, up goes the temperature
again. possibly 16 degrees in the south—east. a bit going on wouldn't you say? milderfor some once south—east. a bit going on wouldn't you say? milder for some once you get rid of front. rain or april showers and some good sunny spells and do remember if you need a dry day, thursday looks to be the one.