this is bbc news. i'm clive myrie. the headlines: the usjustice department has announced a probe into the minneapolis police department following the conviction of derek chauvin for george floyd's murder. following the verdict, the family say it's a "turning point in history" for america, and justice has been done. the moment i heard guilty, guilty, and guilty, i was excited, i was happy because african—american people, we feel that we never get justice. borisjohnson is challenged about texts which show he offered to fix tax rules, to encourage businessman sirjames dyson to make ventilators for the nhs. as the proposed european super league collapses, one of manchester united's co—chairmen says they got it wrong.
scenes of desperation repeated across india, as it grapples with a ferocious second wave of covid—i9. it is what has been feared would happen since the pandemic began. but once the first wave subsided, the government almost declared victory over covid—i9. the country has been caught unprepared. and the queen says thank you for the support and kindness she's been shown since the death of the duke of edinburgh, in a message issued on her 95th birthday. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. the us justice department has announced an investigation into
the minneapolis police department and its practices. it comes less than 2a hours after the conviction of a white police officer, derek chauvin, for the murder of the unarmed black man, george floyd. speaking in the past hour, the attorney general said building trust between community and law enforcement will take time and effort. more on his comments shortly — but first this report on the reaction to the chauvin verdict, from our correspondent lebo diseko. we the jury in the above entitled matter as to count i, unintentional second degree murder while committing a felony, find the defendant guilty. derek chauvin convicted of two counts of murder and one of manslaughter, the former policeman led from court in handcuffs. cheering. it was a result many hadn't dared to believe was possible. in these types of cases, you know, justice has not gone in the way of victims, when victims are african—americans at the hands of the police. so to hear that he was guilty on all three of the charges, itjust seemed like a dream.
it's a beautiful day. it's a sad day because george floyd isn't here any more with us, but it's a beautiful day because justice was served. mr floyd's family called it a victory for anyone who's ever been pinned down. he showed me how to be strong. he showed me how to be respectful. he showed me how to speak my mind. i'm going to miss him, but now i know he's in history. what a day to be a floyd, man. wow! it was a death that shook the world, ripping open america's unhealed wounds on racism and police brutality. but much of the evidence of this crime was not gathered by police. instead, it was the local community who documented it, filming, begging. and remonstrating with officers as derek chauvin knelt on george floyd's neck for nearly
nine and a half minutes. it was a murder in the full light of day and it ripped the blinders off for the whole world to see. "i can't breathe. " those are george floyd's last words. we can't let those words die with him. this crime might never have come to trial had it not been for this community who documented it, trauma collectively relived through the trial. but for now, some relief as people take in the victory. many here believe that this is not a case of problem solved, rather an opening for real change when it comes to how black people are treated by police in america. lebo diseko, bbc news, minneapolis.
us attorney general, merrick garland has announced thejustice department is opening an investigation into policing practices by the minneapolis police department. the investigation will look at everything from excessive use of force, to whether it discriminates against people with behavioural health disabilities. i strongly believe that good officers do not want to work in systems that allow bad practices. good officers welcome accountability because accountability is an essential part of building trust with the community, and public safety requires public trust. i have been involved in the legal system in one way or another for most of my adult life. i know thatjustice is sometimes slow, sometimes elusive and sometimes never comes. the department ofjustice will be unwavering in its pursuit of equaljustice under law.
the challenges we face are deeply woven into our history. they did not arise today or last year. building trust between community and law enforcement will take time and effort by all of us, but we undertake this task with determination and urgency, knowing that change cannot wait. our correspondent gary o'donoghue is in minneapolis. gary, is in minneapolis. from the enthusiasm with which many gary, from the enthusiasm with which many local people greeted their verdict yesterday, what assumes that they look forward with a relish to they look forward with a relish to the us justice they look forward with a relish to the usjustice department digging into the practices of the local police force there. i into the practices of the local police force there.— into the practices of the local police force there. i think that is robabl police force there. i think that is probably true. — police force there. i think that is probably true, although - police force there. i think that is probably true, although any - police force there. i think that is l probably true, although any sense they understand from the trial
itself with all those police officers really lining up to condemn derek chauvin and to testify against him, including the chief of police, they probably understand in some ways this police department knows what it has got wrong and what is problems are. i think the horizons here in minneapolis are much more broader than their own backyard if you like. they believe that what took place here should be a lesson for the rest of america committee should be a lesson for the rest of america in terms of policing and where he goes from here. yes of course they want where i'm standing here, this neighbourhood to be police differently from the way it was policed on that day to memorial day last year, and what happened just a few yards behind worm standing, talking to you, but they do believe that this was a sign of ace national problem of a national problem going back decades. d0 ace national problem of a national problem going back decades. do you think then that —
problem going back decades. do you think then that this _ problem going back decades. do you think then that this action _ problem going back decades. do you think then that this action by - problem going back decades. do you think then that this action by the - think then that this action by the authorities will bring about the kind of changes in minneapolis that other police forces they hope will look at and learn from potentially? i think that is probably right. i think in a sense they are pushing an open door here minneapolis and they have been changes elsewhere because of the devolved nature of policing in america, some police departments around the country have order started to do some of this, looking at their practices and procedures, the way they train and the kind of equipment they use. their ability to do their connections with the communities. their use of particular types of forests, they were ready started to do that and minneapolis will be doing that to force out what will be doing that to force out what will be doing that to force out what will be harder i think is the federal, national plan via legislation in congress despite the fact that there is legislation aimed
at the george floyd which is already gone to the house there come controversial elements of that and i pick one of them out which is this limited liability shield that police officers enjoyed in the united states when it comes to civil action against them. that is something that people here and around the country who are been protesting against police violence against black people have been talking about for a long time. he was resistance now within police unions and within republican political parties for changes in that area, so this is not going to be a smooth road ahead for reform. but it is something that at this moment has brought about an expert right back at the top of the political agenda in this country. they you, gary. —— thank you, gary. wade henderson is the interim president and chief executive of the leadership conference on civil and human rights — which is the oldest and largest
civil and human rights coalition in the us. good to see you. thank you very much for being with us. can you explain the aggression of some police officers in your country? that we see in sporadic instances in other parts of the world as well, no question about that, including here in the united kingdom, but can you explain the excessive use of force that we see on so many occasions in america? ﬁt, that we see on so many occasions in america? �* . , ., america? a terrific question. let me sa , america? a terrific question. let me say. americans _ america? a terrific question. let me say, americans as _ america? a terrific question. let me say, americans as a _ america? a terrific question. let me say, americans as a general - america? a terrific question. let me say, americans as a general supportj say, americans as a general support public safety. we recognise police officers play an important role in ensuring the safety of all of us. at the same time, it is quite clear that because of systemic racism but because of the challenges in providing adequate training for police officers, we frequently see
and over policing mentality directed towards citizens of colour, african—americans and latinos and others marginalise people in our society frequently becoming victims of excessive police abuse of authority. and while training can address some of that, there is a need for systemic reform. we need to make sure training is adequate but we also need to ensure the system of public safety that does ensure that some police officers are insulated from accountability and criticism is modified to make certain that they are subjected to the rule of law just as everyone else's. the verdict in the derek chauvin case yesterday reinforce the importance of accountability the prospect for all of us and i think a collective sigh of us and i think a collective sigh of relief was heard throughout our country while at the same time recognising this was only one case
and that one case not in of itself constitute systemic reform. i5 and that one case not in of itself constitute systemic reform. is that the fundamental _ constitute systemic reform. is that the fundamental problem - constitute systemic reform. is that the fundamental problem of - constitute systemic reform. is that the fundamental problem of the i constitute systemic reform. is that i the fundamental problem of the way that policing operates in america is fractured, no overall control across the country? you have 18,000 different forces they have their own rules and own ideas, is there any way that perhaps a more overarching federal structure could be applied that might allow for uniformity in the way that suspects are treated across the country?— across the country? certainly the federal government _ across the country? certainly the federal government has - across the country? certainly the federal government has a - across the country? certainly the federal government has a role i across the country? certainly the federal government has a role to play and has been noted previously there is legislation pending in our united states congress, the george floyd justice in policing. that would establish a concerted national standards with regard to the use of force, it would eliminate for example charcoals which have played an important role in ending the lies
of suspects at the hands of police officers. —— a choke hold. 0ften unfairly. it would eliminate the use of no knock warrants which are those warrants that justify entering of no knock warrants which are those warrants thatjustify entering a premises of somebody suspected of a crime without warning and often producing a result that is not expected and often leads to their death or injury of someone of that home. the breonna taylor case which we recently received a lot of attention in this country because what happened in louisville is an example. national standards are imported. there is an important standards regarding policing accountability, qualified immunity is determined that is used to insulate police officers from the accountability that other public servants whose are involved and life—saving or life taking activity will be held to. police officers certainly deserve some protection
from wrongful accusations of but they should also be held accountable based on national standards to the way they carry out their responsibility and training needs to reinforce those standards. so yes there is a role for the federal government but has has been noted previously, there is great resistance on the part of some police unions and some republican elected officials who have identified closely with those unions rather than taking the broader look at the interest of society as a whole. ,., at the interest of society as a whole. n, ,, at the interest of society as a whole. ,., m ., ,~ whole. do you, would you ever conceive _ whole. do you, would you ever conceive of _ whole. do you, would you ever conceive of a _ whole. do you, would you ever conceive of a situation - whole. do you, would you ever conceive of a situation where l whole. do you, would you ever l conceive of a situation where the kind of chokehold or a knee being placed on the neck of a suspect is justified? could you ever conceive of a situation where that be justified or the use of a no knock warrant where basically you just burst in? can you in any
circumstance justify that kind of policing? i circumstance 'ustify that kind of ”olicin ? u, �* circumstance 'ustify that kind of ”olicin? t t, , circumstance 'ustify that kind of ”olicin? t t, policing? i can't certainly and i think the issue _ policing? i can't certainly and i think the issue that _ policing? i can't certainly and i think the issue that we - policing? i can't certainly and i think the issue that we have i think the issue that we have established whether for example the use of a knee on the neck is an appropriate restraint in a police citizen encountered of ever being justified from ijust don't citizen encountered of ever being justified from i just don't see citizen encountered of ever being justified from ijust don't see it. but what does that come out of? sorry to interrupt. what is that mentality come from for that kind of police action? that's what i'm trying to get my head around. this idea in the united kingdom we have the concept of policing by consent. so the police are there to serve us. now that is written on the side of police wagons and cars in america but clearly that is not the case it seems because we hear time and time and time again of the use of the kind of excessive force that you would see on a battlefield, not in a civilian town or city or village. i'm trying to get my head around
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clear that derek chauvin misapplied restraining and did not carry the responsibilities of a police officer consistent with the training he should've received. frequently, you see a charcoal applied in the case of eric garner in new york who was choked to death because he sold a loose cigarette to people in the community. —— a chokehold. it was an incessant use of force that was not justified in any way and because of this issue of qualified immunity the perpetrators of their crime were insulated from a mini for prosecution. —— excessive force. that is the kind of training we want to overcome and that is why federal standards are necessary and that is why this incident involving george floyd and derek chauvin should be a learning moment for the country as a whole and hopefully will lead to the kind of systemic reform that many
agree is necessary. d0 kind of systemic reform that many agree is necessary.— agree is necessary. do you think if there are bystanders _ agree is necessary. do you think if there are bystanders had - agree is necessary. do you think if| there are bystanders had appealed what happened, derek chauvin would be a free man today? yes i what happened, derek chauvin would be a free man today?— be a free man today? yes i do. -- had not filmed _ be a free man today? yes i do. -- had not filmed what _ be a free man today? yes i do. -- had not filmed what happened. i be a free man today? yes i do. -- l had not filmed what happened. give credit where credit is due to the young woman, darnella frazier, 17, i high school student who had the courage to film the incident in its entirety and to make that film available to law enforcement officials for the prosecution of derek chauvin. i also want to credit the attorney general of minnesota, keith ellison, a former congressman who left congress to take that position by way of election who put together a team of lawyers within his department to prosecute the case. without the film that was provided by the young 17—year—old and without the commitment to prosecute the law enforcement officials as the attorney general did, there is no doubt in my mind that derek chauvin would probably
have been acquitted or at the very least at the very most held accountable for some of the charges but not all of the charges against him. yes, ithink but not all of the charges against him. yes, i think the film was critical. , ., ~ him. yes, i think the film was critical. ,, t, t, critical. do you think also that erha -s critical. do you think also that perhaps we — critical. do you think also that perhaps we are _ critical. do you think also that perhaps we are seeing - critical. do you think also that perhaps we are seeing a - critical. do you think also that - perhaps we are seeing a template being created for how to prosecute police officers? in a concerted effort to use scientific evidence for instance, we saw all kinds of experts on the witness stand making it clear that there was only potentially one—way that george floyd died as a result of the knee on the neck and all the other stuff was just by the by. do you think that what happened in that courtroom in minneapolis could be used as a template for other prosecutions further down the line? i certainly do. i further down the line? i certainly do- i think _ further down the line? i certainly do. ithinkthat_ further down the line? i certainly do. i think that prosecutors - further down the line? i certainly do. i think that prosecutors and l do. i think that prosecutors and defence attorneys across the country will study the record of derek
chauvin prosecution and will learn a great deal from how to mount an effective prosecution of a police defendant who has exceeded his authority in conducting an arrest and treating civilians as if they were somehow outside of the round of humanity. i certainly think that is going to be a study. i think the prosecution did an outstanding job in mouthing this case and i think the defence did a very poorjob, but in fairness to the defence attorney, my view is that a very little to work with. and i think they did they mess up the case of effectively as they could but i am convinced that this case will be studied in law schools and studied. next they mounted up the case. and by defence counsel to understand the dynamics that led to this conviction. it certainly is a template for future prosecutions and also want to pick up prosecutions and also want to pick up another point that was made earlier and that is attorney general merrick garland. he has announced an
inquiry into the minneapolis police department regarding its use of force in their way in which it conducts its responsibility. yesterday there were or a couple of days ago he reversed a decision by the previous attorney general that prohibited the use of so—called consent agreements and add in practice agreements that would allow the department ofjustice to monitor how state police officers and agents carry out the response abilities. those consent agrees are an important tool in reforming police practices and i'm so pleased that the attorney general has reinstated the attorney general has reinstated the previous policy.— the previous policy. fascinating chattin: the previous policy. fascinating chatting to _ the previous policy. fascinating chatting to you. _ the previous policy. fascinating chatting to you. wayne - the previous policy. fascinating - chatting to you. wayne henderson, good to talk. thank you very much indeed. president putin's has warned that russia will respond to provocations in a fast and tough way.
in his annual state of the union address he said that any nation that crosses the line with russia, will regret it — but putin added he wanted good relations with the world. translation: i hope no one was across russia's _ translation: i hope no one was across russia's red _ translation: i hope no one was across russia's red line. - translation: i hope no one was across russia's red line. but - translation: i hope no one was across russia's red line. but in i across russia's red line. but in each case, we are the ones who decide where the red light is. 0rganisers of any provocation crediting our security will regret it. like they have not regretted anything for a long time. well it comes as concerns grow over the health of the jailed russian opposition activist alexei navalnvy, who has been on hunger strike for three weeks. unauthorised protests have been taking across russia to demand his release. independent monitors estimate around 200 protesters were detained during rallies in the east. he marach experts say is like may be in danger and he marach experts say is like may be in dangerand are he marach experts say is like may be in danger and are calling for him to
be evacuated. the statue marach experts say his life may be in danger. let's speak to our correspondent in moscow, steve rosenberg. —— human rights experts. do we have any sense to his true condition in hospital? we any sense to his true condition in hosital? ~ ., �* , any sense to his true condition in hosital? ~ . �* , t, , hospital? we haven't seen any ictures hospital? we haven't seen any pictures of— hospital? we haven't seen any pictures of him, _ hospital? we haven't seen any pictures of him, all— hospital? we haven't seen any pictures of him, all we - hospital? we haven't seen any pictures of him, all we know i hospital? we haven't seen any pictures of him, all we know is hospital? we haven't seen any - pictures of him, all we know is that the prison service says his condition is satisfactory, but mr navalny�*s allies from his medical team, based on the blood test results they saw a few days ago are very worried by his condition, they are worried that he could have kidney failure or going to cardiac arrest, interestingly mr navalny�*s own thoughts are later thoughts popped up on social media yesterday. he described himself as looking like a skeleton. he was sort of cracking dark humour kind ofjokes. we are not totally sure what his condition is at the moment. but certainly his
supporters are very worried, that is why they have called this protested a across russia and they have been processed in many towns and cities, not particularly large camille be interesting to see how large the process is in moscow tonight. but of course, mr putin did not mention mr navalny in his speech today. he never mentions alexei navalny unprompted never mentions him by name. but missing mist in the value supporters was they will happen to the opposition leader is a reflection them anyway. —— but the supporters of mr navalny. in a reflection them anyway. -- but the supporters of mr navalny. in a state ofthe supporters of mr navalny. in a state of the union — supporters of mr navalny. in a state of the union address _ supporters of mr navalny. in a state of the union address he _ supporters of mr navalny. in a state of the union address he talked - supporters of mr navalny. in a state | of the union address he talked about when he got relations with the west and get he has got troops amassed on the border with ukraine and he is illegally occupying crimea, gr you kill squads are sent all over the place. how does he square the actual actions of the russian state with his words? , , actions of the russian state with his words?—
his words? this is a really good question- _ his words? this is a really good question. many _ his words? this is a really good question. many question - his words? this is a really good question. many question with l his words? this is a really good question. many question with aj his words? this is a really good - question. many question with a loss limit often put two russian officials. you say you want good relations with the west we get look at the list of things you have been doing over the last few years. this also very poisonous, meddling in western elections, annexing crimea, militarily intervening in eastern ukraine. russia maintains it is the victim and effect vladimir putin used the state of the nation address, the 17th state of the nation address to paint russia as a proceeds fortress which is being threatened by the west was that he said the other countries are picking on us and said they're picking on russia did become some kind of sport and he said that this was unacceptable and that russia had red and those must not be crossed. the interesting question is has russia made that clear to the west with those red lines are? 0r those red lines only become clear when moscow considers they have been crossed?
that is an important question i think for the west to answer as it is trying to work out well vladimir putin's next steps are.— is trying to work out well vladimir putin's next steps are. thank you, steve. putin's next steps are. thank you, steve- good _ putin's next steps are. thank you, steve. good to _ putin's next steps are. thank you, steve. good to see _ putin's next steps are. thank you, steve. good to see you. _ there keir starmer has challenged borisjohnson about it here in the text in which he promised offers the fixed tax rules on behalf of the businessman sirjames dyson. in the methodist and in march last year and the other stages of the coronavirus pandemic borisjohnson as surety sir james that neither his singapore based company or a senior employees would have to pay more uk tax. if they were to make men selected for they were to make men selected for the nhs with is our political correspondent damien gore medicus. here's our political correspondent damian grammaticas. have you and other ministers broken the rules, prime minister? _ under scrutiny today, the prime minister for direct text messages in which he promised to fix a problem for a businessman close to the conservatives. the latest revelations concern borisjohnson and the billionaire sirjames dyson, of vacuum cleanerfame. early in the pandemic,
the uk had made an urgent appeal for ventilators, including a direct approach to sirjames from the prime minister. sirjames had moved his headquarters to singapore in 2019, his concern, if staff spent time in the uk working to develop them, they and the firm might have to pay more uk tax. the company had written to the treasury asking it to ensure usual tax rules would not apply but hadn't got an answer, so he'd raised it with borisjohnson. in direct text messages seen by the bbc, the prime minister responded to sirjames, promising, i will fix it tomorrow, then sent a message saying, the chancellor says it's fixed. sirjames, looking for a formal treasury response, wrote, i'm afraid we really need a response to our letter. mrjohnson replied, i am the first lord of the treasury and you can take it that we are backing you to do what you need. so did borisjohnson follow the rules governing ministers' conduct? it was a pandemic, an urgent situation, but contact should be reported and civil servants present if official business is discussed. today, the labour leader,
sir keir starmer, said it showed those with ministers' phone numbers could get special treatment. what does the prime minister think is the right thing to do if he receives a text message from a billionaire conservative supporter asking him to fix tax rules? i make absolutely no apology at all, mr speaker, for shifting heaven and earth and doing everything i possibly could, as any prime minister would in those circumstances. there's a pattern to this government. the prime minister is fixing tax breaks for his friends. the chancellor is pushing the treasury to help lex greensill. the health secretary is meeting greensill for drinks. and david cameron is texting anybody who'll reply. sleaze, sleaze, sleaze, and it's all on his watch. with this scandal now firmly centred on him, how on earth does he expect people to believe that he is the person to clean this mess up?
captain hindsight snipes continually from the sidelines! this government gets on with delivering on the people's priorities, mr speaker. the prime minister's spokesman has said he informed officials in a timely manner. in a statement, sirjames said he was only discussing compliance with rules, a50 staff worked on the project, costing £20 million, ventilators were never ordered, and he said he and his company didn't benefit. we did it. we got it working between fourl and six weeks in spite of change in the specification. we were ready to go and ready to produce it and we bought i the components, and then the cabinet office said - they didn't want it, j they didn't need it. and outside downing street, labour today was trying to keep the focus on what's been happening behind closed doors — questions about cosy links and private lobbying. damian grammaticas, bbc news, westminster. more coming up. now it's time for a look at the weather with nick miller. a weak weather front moving south
is taking a bit of cloud with it but if you want rain it's frustrating because there's barely any rain left on this, the odd shower the days go on. into parts of wales and north—west england. the patch of cloud and sunny spells in northern ireland. plenty of sunshine in scotland, becoming more widespread in northern england. a north—easterly breeze turning things cooler along north sea coasts. still warm when you are in the strong april sunshine. clear skies overnight leading to another widespread frost going into tomorrow. just western fringes of wales, cornwall, western most parts of scotland and for many in northern ireland, avoiding the frost. tomorrow there will be some cloud around in northern scotland, the northern and western isles reducing a few showers. producing a few showers. many places, most places, will see plenty of sunshine. the wind is not quite as pronounced on the north sea coast. still a noticeable is to be across the southern half of england and for wales. temperatures will be a bit higher tomorrow and it will feel warm in the sunshine.
hello this is bbc new. the headlines: the usjustice department has announced a probe into the minneapolis police department following the conviction of derek chauvin for george floyd's murder. following the verdict, the family say its a "turning point in history" for america, and justice has been done.. borisjohnson is challenged about texts which show he offered to fix tax rules, to encourage businessman sirjames dyson to make ventilators for the nhs. as the proposed european super league collapses, one of manchester united's co—chairmen admits that they got it wrong. and the queen says thank you for the support and kindness she's been shown since the death of the duke of edinburgh, in a message issued on her 95th birthday// sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's gavin.
let's begin with the continued fallout from the european super league manchester united's co—chairman joel glazer in the last hour has 'unreservedly apologised' for opting into plans for the midweek breakaway league, featuring 12 other clubs from around europe. the six premier league sides have all now dropped out. tottenham were among those and our senior sports news reporter laura scott, is outside their ground now, ahead of their premier league game with southampton. before we talk about spurs — the glazer apology follows that of liverpool owner john w henry this morning... how far will that go to rebuild trust with the fans? i suppose it will play out of the next three days. we heard earlier from the manchester united support is that for some the damage might be irreparable giving that turmoil over the last few days. in that letter to fans of manchester united, he said this is the world's greatest football club and we apologise for
the unrest caused during the last few days. he said in seeking to create a more sustainable foundation for the game, they have failed to respect its deep—rooted traditions of promotion, relegation, and a pyramid. he spoke of the building relationships and said that having got it wrong, the club now wanted to show it to get it right at them. as i said, some fans feel that too much damage has already been done. earlier, we heard from the american owner of liverpool and at video message he said to fans of liverpool, i let you down, he said the project put forward would never have gone ahead without the support of funds and that over the last 48 hours, that fans were very clearly did not want it. he said he heard you, i heard you. but the fans called this apr exercise. they said it was too little too late. they called for fundamental change in football governance and that view was echoed by their chief executive paul barber who said they needed the
rules needed to be tightened significantly to ensure something make this does not happen again. when asked if they will not be punishment for the six english scrubs who were involved in the proposed europeans a pretty he said this was certainly something to primarily benefit football association need to look at. — and at spurs right now — what's the feeling like among fans, who've gathered there... there are around 150 fans gathered outside the stadium ahead of the next game against southampton. most of the signs being held were centred on the club owners and the club chairman and signs such as e—mail out. they also spoke about how to the fans. they said we said no to the fans. they said we said no to the super league. this is not about the super league. this is not about the owners, it's about some ill feeling that the super was ever an idea that the spurs had got on board with. last night in a statement he
said he apologised for the anxiety that had been caused. he sought to justify why the club got involved in the super league. he said we believe we should never stand still and this point should constantly review complications in governance. what is clear from the feeling at spurs tonight is that damage has been done and the six english clubs involved in the english super league now face a battle to prepare that damage. —— repair that damage. a battle to prepare that damage. -- repair that damage.— repair that damage. thank you for that. well that game one of two, in the premier league, this evening. in the late kick off pep guardiola's manchester city — go to aston villa — hoping to increase their lead at the top. and in that spurs game — ryan mason will become the youngest person to lead a premier league team — when he takes charge of their game at home to southampton — following the sacking ofjose mourinho. .. the 29—year—old is the interim manager and will also be the first
person under 30 to manage a club in the division. 0ne one thing 0ne thingi one thing i can guarantee is i will give my all in the next seven games to prepare this group of players doing football matches and the pride i feel is amazing. it's one of those where i live probably won't be able to take it fully until the season is done but of course at the moment i feel immense pride. well one not involved today's game — is harry kane... the spurs frontman missing from the squad, with an ankle injury — questions over whether he'll be fit for sunday's league cup final. he tweeted his support for mason earlier today — they played in the team's academy together. 'we'll give it everything we've got, for these next 7 games', kane said. let's catch up with the latest from the crucible now — as the world snooker championship first round continues. world number onejudd trump got the better of liam highfield... trump winning 10 frames to it, to progress to the second round. it was a dominant performance from trump — with the win sealing his place at the top of the world rankings at the season's end. he'll play 15th seed david gilbert in the second round.
that's from us. goodbye. in just over two weeks time voters around britain will be heading to the polls. in scotland and wales there are parliamentary elections whilst in england voters will be choosing who will sit on their local councils. five live s anna foster is on the road this week bringing us an insight in to what voters want from their elected representatives and what local issues will be sending people to the polling stations in these elections. ?this afternoon she's in darlington. anna. hello. it is interesting, these local elections and big elections in scotland and wales does everything from police and crime commission is to act at metro mayors. it's the first large—scale opportunity for people to vote since the general election in december 2019 which really redrew the political landscape particularly here in the
northeast of england. so many labour seats turn conservative seats that were really traditional labour heartland territory. people thought it would never turn blue but it did. a lot of people want to know whether or not the conservatives are able to hang onto those votes that boris johnson talked about being loaned to them. he said you might be loaning us the ability to brexit because we make a particular outcome. we want to try to keep you in the future. labour are trying to pull back the support they lost. 0ne labour are trying to pull back the support they lost. one of the big issues like leading up and putting money into areas like these that have seen poverty and deprivation of her last few years. a good point when it comes to lapping up is when you graduate and get going get a job, can you stay in the northeast or do you need to move? amy is with me. hejust graduated or do you need to move? amy is with me. he just graduated wire just in the process of graduating in geography. you have been accepted into the civil service congratulations. best that involve leaving this area and going to london? is that how it works? 50 i
london? is that how it works? so i could be placed — london? is that how it works? st i could be placed anywhere london? is that how it works? 5r i could be placed anywhere at all. i first thought when i applied i would automatically be in whitehall but as part of the stream i had to move elsewhere at any time in the next three years. so i could be back in the northeast. ii three years. so i could be back in the northeast.— three years. so i could be back in the northeast. if you could choose what ou the northeast. if you could choose what you wanted _ the northeast. if you could choose what you wanted to _ the northeast. if you could choose what you wanted to do _ the northeast. if you could choose what you wanted to do as - the northeast. if you could choose what you wanted to do as part - the northeast. if you could choose what you wanted to do as part of l what you wanted to do as part of that, what would your peak be? mr; that, what would your peak be? my toal that, what would your peak be? m goal is that, what would your peak be? i’i1: goal is to that, what would your peak be? i’i1 goal is to work that, what would your peak be? ii1 goal is to work into that, what would your peak be? i’i1: goal is to work into policy, it's part of the reason i applied to it and care about the climate crisis. i would like to work for the department of business and so the ideal goal would be wherever they need me and the climate change committee highlighted how important region of autonomy is going to be in terms of policy self sustainability anywhere in the uk.— terms of policy self sustainability anywhere in the uk. when you're at the start of— anywhere in the uk. when you're at the start of your _ anywhere in the uk. when you're at the start of your career _ anywhere in the uk. when you're at the start of your career and - anywhere in the uk. when you're at the start of your career and you - the start of your career and you need to network and know people and learn things for the first time, do you think you can do that outside of london? do you think it would give your career to start a mediation you are out in the northeast of england for example? i are out in the northeast of england for example?—
for example? i felt i needed to go to london to _ for example? i felt i needed to go to london to start _ for example? i felt i needed to go to london to start my _ for example? i felt i needed to go to london to start my career - for example? i felt i needed to go to london to start my career and l to london to start my career and from cornwall though it was very different to london and i think having the treasury office here is massive for social mobility because only 13% of the uk population live in london and it's a really poignant issue and is kind of pull to london and the charity outreach highlights that all cold spots are outside of london and in regions like the northeast and former industrial areas and in remote areas so i think this needs to change absolutely and i think my graduate schemes and mark regularjobs need to exist outside london. ~ ., regularjobs need to exist outside london. ~ . ., , .,, regularjobs need to exist outside london. ~ . ., , london. what about the people you have been studying _ london. what about the people you have been studying with _ london. what about the people you have been studying with interim? . london. what about the people you have been studying with interim? i | have been studying with interim? i bet quite a lot of them are leaving the region immediately and going to london aren't they?— london aren't they? absolutely. i think the majority _ london aren't they? absolutely. i think the majority of _ london aren't they? absolutely. i think the majority of graduates i london aren't they? absolutely. i i think the majority of graduates from there indefinitely go on to study in london but obviously my year is affected by the pandemic and a lot of my parents are facing uncertainty
about theirjob prospects as result of that. about their 'ob prospects as result of that. ., , ., , about their 'ob prospects as result of that. . , ., , of that. that is a big point. good luck amy and — of that. that is a big point. good luck amy and whatever - of that. that is a big point. good luck amy and whatever comes i of that. that is a big point. good - luck amy and whatever comes next. i hope you get the job that you are hoping for. good luck on this it will serve as fast stream. that is amy who just graduated. when people are casting their votes in the local election it's aboutjobs and whether you can file you are or whether you need to move somewhere else to try and a better standard and quality of living and a better career at the end of it. thank you so much for that. india is being ravaged by a second wave of the covid19 — which is accelerating faster than anywhere else in the world. in the past 21t hours alone — more than two thousand people have died, and nearly 300 thousand new cases have been reported. the true figure is thought to be much higher. many parts of the country, are reporting hospitals being overwhelmed — oxygen shortages — and people are dying without getting treatment. from delhi, yogita limaye reports with cameramen fred scott and sanjay ganguly, and a warning this report contains distressing scenes from the start.
a capital on its knees. at its biggest hospitals people being pushed to the limits of human endurance. my husband is in a very bad state. let me get through. this woman says. he has been carrying him around for ten hours. many of these people will not survive the night. sir, for one minute, look at my mother a man pleads. a doctor follows him to the ambulance and prepared to say the words he had to say over and over again. in the past day alone. she is no more. herfamily among hundreds in india denied even the chance of saving a loved one.
covid—19 has hit this country with a ferocity not seen before. but not unexpected either. this woman tries to revive her brother who was losing consciousness. the father of two children died minutes later. there is an acute shortage of oxygen, he died because the ambulance ran out of it. some hospitals have just a few hours of supply left. this is delhi which has among the best health care facilities in the country. it's what's being feared would happen since the pandemic began. but once their first waves subsided, the
government almost declared victory over covid—19. the country has been caught unprepared. and now it is stunned by fear and grief. at this crematorium, new funeral platforms had to be built overnight because of numbers they never had to handle before. alone and in a protective suit, he builds a pyre for his mother. a ritual normally performed together by families. we were not prepared as a country, we were not prepared. it's really sad to see my mother go away because she was just 59 and she recently retired and wanted to spend some quality time with us but all i could see lying down, that's all.
holding onto his mother's bangles, a broken man. so many more will lose as the virus rips through india. the headlines on bbc news: there has been a put into the minneapolis police force following the guilty verdict of george floyd's murder. borisjohnson showed he offered to fix tax related to an event and it is for the nhs. as a proposed european super league collapses, one of manchester united co. chairman admits they got it wrong. a survivor of the grenfell tower fire has told the public inquiry the "stay put" fire policy was adopted by the building's managers for convenience rather than safety. our home affairs correspondent, tom symonds, was listening to the inquiry and earlier
gave me more details. it's about evidence of a breakdown in the relationship between the management organisation which ran grenfell tower and the other properties in the rural borough of kensington and chelsea and some of it is campaigning residents. among those edward has given evidence here all day and he was telling the inquiry that he described the management organisation as a mini mafia. a nonfunctioning organisation. he said that was not a shoot from the hip expression, that was his firm belief about the way the organisation dealt with those residents. in particular listening to their concerns. one of the concerns he mentioned was their policy at grenfell tower and he said that he felt that the tower was lacking a plan if it had to be evacuated in an emergency of course something which later happen. there were other concerns as well. concerns about access to the tower and concerned about a fire safety
assessment which had been done. and all sorts of other issues that they raised, him and other campaigners for people living in the tower. during the refurbishment of grenfell tower they were issues as well, major concerns about how the residents could be consulted. he said he felt that the kensington and chelsea tenant management organisation had its back to residents and was not listening to them. there was a view into evidence. 0ne manager claimed there were disrupted elements at meetings held between the tmo and the residents. and he was defined as one of those. he responded that he was putting the case of residents that he was not disruptive, he was not aggressive, but he accepted these were difficult meetings for the organisation. what happened in the end was the fire and what we all read as reporters the day after the fire, the morning
after the fire were these words. it is a truly terrifying thought that the grenville action group from he believes that only a catastrophic event will expose the ineptitude and incompetence of our landlord, the kensington and chelsea tenant management organisation. he wrote those words before the grenfell tower fire. a coroner has called for a change in the law, after air pollution led to the death of a 9 year old girl. ella adoo—kissi—debrah, who lived near the south circular road in london, died in 2013. a new report says targets for particulate matter would reduce the number of deaths from air pollution — and it's calling on the government to take action. richard galpin reports. ella adoo—kissi—debrah was just nine years old when she died. her death the first in this country in which air pollution was listed as the cause. it sparked a long and successful campaign to warn people of the dangers of air pollution. it was led by her mother. she wouldn't believe it,
actually, but i am really, really pleased, ultimately, although she lost her life, i hope that thousands upon thousands of lives will be saved, notjust in the uk but worldwide. that's an astonishing achievement. in today's reports on preventing future deaths, coroner philip barlow says there is concern about a lack of legally binding air—quality targets based on world health organization guidelines. he also says there needs to be greater awareness around air pollution. it's estimated 200,000 people in the uk had severe asthma, a debilitating condition which can require hospital treatment. there are things that people can do to avoid some levels of air pollution, and you can avoid busy roads if you are walking to school or work. if you have a lung condition, really looking after yourself. so using your reliever inhaler and making sure
to use your preventer inhaler if you have one. it was here in south east london that ella lived. she walked regularly along these streets to and from school. air pollution levels here particularly high. she was breathing in illegally high levels of nitrogen dioxide, - high levels of particles _ because she was living and moving along the south circular road, | one of the most polluted roads in london, probably the most polluted in north europe. - this on a day—to—day basis _ meant her asthma control was worse. the government says it is delivering a £3.8 billion plan to clean up transport and tackle nitrogen dioxide pollution. richard galpin, bbc news. eu leaders and policymakers have reached a deal on a new climate law. the bloc has agreed to cut carbon emissions
he said to be he's glad the united ways of football fans has been heard and listened to has he called for the moment to be used for security future health of football at all levels in england. so the duke of cambridge saying he is glad the united way of football fans has been heard and listened to following the collapse of proposals put forward to try to create a european football league. the queen has expressed her thanks for all the "support and kindness" she's been shown following the death of the duke of edinburgh. issuing the statement on her 95th birthday, the queen said: i have, on the occasion of my 95th birthday today, received many messages of good wishes, which i very much appreciate. while as a family we are in a period of great sadness,
it has been a comfort to us 0ur royal correspondent, nicholas witchell explained how this year will not be one of big celebration... four days after the funeral, the queen marking her 95th birthday today at windsor castle.- queen marking her 95th birthday today at windsor castle. clearly not a moment for _ today at windsor castle. clearly not a moment for a _ today at windsor castle. clearly not a moment for a celebration - today at windsor castle. clearly not a moment for a celebration give - today at windsor castle. clearly not a moment for a celebration give to | a moment for a celebration give to sadness that surrounds it but it is a birthday nonetheless. it will be marked with many even though the access to the members of the family will be regulated by the covid—19 restrictions. it will be a low—key birthday and yes, a very sad birthday and yes, a very sad birthday full of memories of all the previous birthdays that she spent with her husband. knowing the static nature of the queen, i am sure she
also will be reflecting on the good foraging of having had 73 years of married life, of happy married life with deity uk and the fact that he very nearly reached the age of 100 and i am sure herface as late as the family will be sustaining her at this time. i recall that in a christmas broadcast in 2002 she said i rely on my own faith to guide me through the good times and bad and also of course he is being sustained as she sat in the statement from windsor castle, today by all the messages of praise and all the attributes that have been paid to the duke as she said. a period of great sadness yes but it's been a comfort to all of us to see and to hear attributes paid to my husband. i think that is very heartfelt and she may not be doing too much state work today. based 95th birthday or
perhaps that is one way of sustaining her at this particular time because the red boxes of government business or escape disney's will be continuing and you know how beautiful she is. she will be continuing with that work and looking ahead is the opening of parliament is on may the 11th and she will be there for that accompanied for the state opening to make the queen speech by the prince of wales. ., ., ~ make the queen speech by the prince of wales. ., ., ,, ., make the queen speech by the prince ofwales. ., ., ,, ., ., �*, of wales. you talk about that's ical of wales. you talk about that's typical nature _ of wales. you talk about that's typical nature and _ of wales. you talk about that's typical nature and what - of wales. you talk about that'sl typical nature and what sustains of wales. you talk about that's - typical nature and what sustains the queen and i suppose throwing herself back into work is probably the way she would go about it. i back into work is probably the way she would go about it.— she would go about it. i think it is es, it she would go about it. i think it is yes. it has _ she would go about it. i think it is yes, it has been _ she would go about it. i think it is yes, it has been a _ she would go about it. i think it is yes, it has been a cornerstone i yes, it has been a cornerstone throughout her reign that she has put her work on as the head of state at the centre of so much of her life and i am sure she will be focusing on that alongside reflecting on her
loss and on the memories that she has had and of course since he left hospital in march we are told they spent a great deal of time to get a reflecting and reminiscing. perhaps they both perhaps new the and was approaching for the duke so there was time after he left hospital on the 16th of march for them to just take time i look back at photographs and in essence prepare for his loss though nothing can ever ask that princess royal said, nothing plea prepares you for that moment and that of course is something that you will now be attesting to. it's time for the news. here is the letter. today has been dry with plenty of sunshine this afternoon. the weather front south
across england and left me with some cloudiness. if you want reign on the garden, there has been barely any rain which is now clearing away tonight. a new area of building across the uk bringing lots of dry weather for the rest of the week and indeed the upcoming weekend. satellite pictures showing we have the cloudiness today. it will break up the cloudiness today. it will break up this afternoon and we saw the light showers into southwest england but only ageing quickly tonight and we are left with a dry, clear nights. forthe we are left with a dry, clear nights. for the most part breezy through the english channel and into cornwall. clear skies expecting another widespread frost. the exception of cornwall, western fringes of wales, where western scotland and northern ireland. cold spots tonight in scotland and northern england —1t1 —5. here is another look at the area of high pressure across thursday. lots of dry, settled letter. may be missed and filed practice but it won't last
very long. cloudiness checking to northern scotland that could produce isolated showers. but it brings a dry and sunny day. quite breezy across southern england into south wales but the northeast range is not as pronounced on the north sea coast. after struggling eight or 9 degrees today, temperatures will be higher tomorrow but there will be some spots reaching 17. into thursday evening we keep the sunshine, thursday night does not look as cold but we could still see some frost as friday begins on friday will spot the difference. if you areas of crowd and don't be surprised if you catch and i think it showers with some rain. it would be another dry sunny day and a warm day at the temperature has had to wait 19 celsius in manchester and glasgow for example. 0ver wait 19 celsius in manchester and glasgow for example. over the weekend temperatures will come down and it would be more cloudiness around stock especially around east and parts but it will be dry with
president biden says the us now has a chance to move towards being a more equal society after the trial of derek chauvin. celebrations after the guilty verdicts for the former police officer who knelt on the neck of george floyd for more than nine minutes. his brother says it's finally justice. i'm going to miss him, but now i know he's in history. what a day to be a floyd, man. wow! applause led away in handcuffs — derek chauvin will be sentenced in two months after one of the highest profile trials in america in years. nothing can ever bring their brother, their father back. but this can be a giant step forward in the march toward justice in america.