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this is bbc news. the six time grand slam champion boris becker is sentenced to 2.5 years in prison after being found guilty of four charges related to his bankruptcy. mp neil parish has had the conservative whip suspended while he is being investigated for allegedly watching pornography in the commons chamber. two british volunteers missing in ukraine are named as paul urey and dylan healy. paul's family say they are extremely worried and are praying for his safety. it comes as russia confirms it fired missiles into kyiv last night — the first direct attack on the capital for a fortnight.
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a new hormone replacement therapy tsar is appointed as more than a million women are affected by supply issues. and also this hour, the crawleys are back. find out what mark kerr mode thinks of the new downton abbey and the rest of the week's cinema releases in the film review at 5:45 p: m.. good afternoon, and welcome to bbc news. the six time grand slam winning tennis champion boris becker has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison after being convicted of
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violating british insolvency laws. the trial related to his bankruptcy which was declared in 2017. let's join helena wilkinson outside southwark crown court for the sentencing has just happened. explain what has happened. boris becker turned _ explain what has happened. boris becker turned up _ explain what has happened. boris becker turned up here _ explain what has happened. boris becker turned up here to - explain what has happened. err" 3 becker turned up here to suffolk crown court three weeks ago when he was convicted of four counts under the insolvency act by a jury at his trial. he was acquitted on 20 charges, but those four charges that the jury found him charges, but those four charges that thejury found him guilty charges, but those four charges that the jury found him guilty of, charges, but those four charges that thejury found him guilty of, they included failure to declare a property in germany and guilty of transferring hundreds of thousands of pounds from his business account after his bankruptcy. so, today, he was sentenced for hiding 2.5 million pounds worth of assets and loans to avoid paying his debts. and when he arrived in court, there would be no doubt that he would have been or
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known that the potential was for him to receive an immediate custodial sentence. his defence barrister, though, in court during submissions had argued in front of the judge that his client, boris becker, a once golden boy of tennis, should receive a suspended sentence. and in his submissions, boris becker's defence barrister said that boris becker had nothing to show for what was the most glittering of sporting careers and the barrister went on to say that is correctly termed as nothing short of a tragedy. the judge as you mentioned sentenced boris becker, who was in the dock, his partner was in court as was one of his sons, to two years and six months immediate custody. half of that he will serve on licence. and just to my right, there are dozens of photographers and camera crew who are waiting by the gates outside the
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court, waiting for the prison van which will take boris beckerfrom here, from pacific crown court, to the prison where he will start his sentence but colleagues who were in court when that sentence was handed down, boris becker was said to have looked embarrassed and also shocked. he picked up a bag in the dock and he was led away by a court official to start the start of his 2.5 year sentence. to start the start of his 2.5 year sentence-— to start the start of his 2.5 year sentence. �* ,, ., . ., ,., ., sentence. and you touched on some of this, helena, but— sentence. and you touched on some of this, helena, but it— sentence. and you touched on some of this, helena, but it is— sentence. and you touched on some of this, helena, but it is hard _ sentence. and you touched on some of this, helena, but it is hard to - this, helena, but it is hard to think of a greater fall from grace. people of my sort of age remember watching him as a cream court —— a teenager when the wimbledon singles title. someone almost of your own age winning at wimbledon and the success that followed, the hard work that followed and of course the prize money that followed. and i suppose that is why you are alluding
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to the fact that the word tragedy has been used. i mean, a big crime has been used. i mean, a big crime has been committed, but that word was nonetheless used in court. yes. was nonetheless used in court. yes, the youngest — was nonetheless used in court. yes, the youngest man — was nonetheless used in court. yes, the youngest man to _ was nonetheless used in court. yes, the youngest man to win _ was nonetheless used in court. yes the youngest man to win wimbledon at the youngest man to win wimbledon at the age of 17 and he went on to have a glittering career. he was popular with the public. and that is what some say is a tragedy about what has gone on. he has committed a crime. as i say, he was convicted of four offences under the insolvency act, but in court during his trial, boris becker said that when he was declared bankrupt in 2017, he was shocked and he was embarrassed in the court had heard that he had made a huge amount of money from his career, his tennis career, in the region of £38 million. but things went drastically wrong for him. financially, his trial heard, he had
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a high—profile divorce that cost him a high—profile divorce that cost him a huge amount of money, and expensive paternity claim and also jurors were told he had an expensive lifestyle, expensive lifestyle commitments, including £22,000 a month for rental of a house in wimbledon. so, a glittering tennis career, a champion, loved by members of the public, on centre core at wimbledon, has ended up here at southwark crown court and today and this evening will be starting a sentence by thejudge this evening will be starting a sentence by the judge of 2.5 years, of which half of that he will serve on licence. and just to give you a few of the sentencing remarks from the judge as she sentenced boris becker, she said that he had shown no remorse and show no humility, and she also went on to say you have lost your career, your reputation and all of your property as a result
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of your bankruptcy. it's also worth noting, jane, that boris becker has a previous conviction which the court heard a bit more about today, more details. back in 2002 in germany, he received a suspended two—year sentence, and that was for tax evasion and attempted tax evasion worth around £1.11 million. spaceit evasion worth around £1.11 million. space it received a suspended two—year sentence for that in 2002, and thejudge two—year sentence for that in 2002, and the judge today said in two—year sentence for that in 2002, and thejudge today said in her sentencing remarks, you did not heed the warning you were given, and the chancy were given by the suspended sentence, and that is a significant aggravating factor.— aggravating factor. helena, thank ou ve aggravating factor. helena, thank you very much- — aggravating factor. helena, thank you very much. help _ aggravating factor. helena, thank you very much. help at _ aggravating factor. helena, thank you very much. help at wilkinson | you very much. help at wilkinson there at southwark crown court. the mp neil parish has had the conservative whip suspended while he is being investigated for allegedly watching pornography on his phone in the commons chamber.
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he apparently reported himself to the standards committee of the house of commons. let's get latest from our correspondent david wallace lockhart. bring us up—to—date and remind people how these allegations came to light and a sense of what happens now. came to light and a sense of what happens nova— came to light and a sense of what happens now. you recall earlier this week there — happens now. you recall earlier this week there was _ happens now. you recall earlier this week there was a _ happens now. you recall earlier this week there was a meeting - happens now. you recall earlier this week there was a meeting of- week there was a meeting of conservative mps and at this meeting with the chief whip, the man in charge of party discipline, two mps in front of the fact that they had previously witnessed one of their colleagues watching pornography on his mobile phone in the comments. 0ne allegation being that it actually happened in the house of commons chamber. now this has been doing the rounds for a few days, but the person in question is accused of this but was not name but we now have a name, neil parish, the mp for chivington since 2010 and also chair of the environment committee when it
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comes to parliament, which in westminster speak makes them quite a senior in people supino he met with the chief with this afternoon and that the conservative whip has been suspended, so currently he does not represent the conservative party in the house of commons, and he is also referred himself to the parliamentary commissioner for standards, who will now look into this matter. it is possible this could end up ultimately with the standards committee, a cross party committee of mps, who could then recommend sanctions but we also understand there is a separate parallel investigation going on with the independent complaints and grievous scheme that will also potentially be looking into this. that would also ultimately probably end up with the independent commissionerfor end up with the independent commissioner for standards end up with the independent commissionerfor standards for commissioner for standards for parliament. so the wheels of an investigation now do appear to be turning. important to stress we have tried to get in touch with neil
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parish, the mp accused of this and have not heard back and have not heard his side of events. labour and say the conservatives knew about this for days and are accusing them of a cover up and i think that is something the conservative party will push back quite strongly against, pointing out they were potentially looking at the ways to take an investigation forward because there do appear to be a few avenues there. the liberal democrats are calling on borisjohnson to keep neil parish out of the party, and we've also heard from the snp member on the environment committee chaired by neil parish and she is saying he should step down as chair of the committee. not quite extraordinarily, neil parish was on the tv channel gb news a couple of days ago and was asked at this point when the accusation but was not known to the mp was and he was asked and he said the whip is doing a thorough investigation it would be taking it off very seriously. we now know he is actually the individual
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who is been accused of this and once again important distress we have not heard from neil parish yet or his side of things but we do know at this point he is suspended from the conservative party. mil this point he is suspended from the conservative party.— conservative party. all right, we wait to see _ conservative party. all right, we wait to see what _ conservative party. all right, we wait to see what happens - conservative party. all right, we wait to see what happens there. j wait to see what happens there. thanks for now with david wallace lockhart and the latest there from westminster. two british aid volunteers missing in ukraine have been named as paul urey and dylan healy. the nonprofit organisation presidium network said their volunteers were providing humanitarian assistance in ukraine when they were captured by the russian military. paul urey�*s family say they are extremely worried and hope for his safety. they were detained at a checkpoint near the city of zaporizhzhia in southern ukraine on monday. the foreign office is said to be urgently seeking more information. meanwhile, russia has confirmed that it attacked kyiv last night. it says it was targeting a missile factory. 0ur correspondentjoe inwood reports from kyiv.
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if kyiv thought it was safe from russian attack, last night was a rude awakening. the capital had not been targeted by russian missiles for two weeks. translation: the first one struck on that side. - it was really loud. i thought it fell somewhere near my office. after about ten seconds, the second one hit here. i then realised this one was even closer. translation: they've killed so many people. | it's really difficult. 0ur brothers, thanks to them for our freedom, they won't leave anything standing. i can't any more. russia says it was targeting a missile production facility. four people were hospitalised, and one woman was killed. what's most extraordinary about this attack is that it happened while the secretary general of the united nations was in kyiv just a couple of miles away.
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according to vitali klitschko, the mayor of the city, moscow was sending a message. translation: this is the "hello" to him. i mr putin has shown him a middle finger at this moment. _ shelling and destroying our houses. it had already been a tiring day for antonio guterres, after witnessing for himself the site of alleged russian war crimes, he held meetings aimed at solving one of the toughest issues of the war, setting up humanitarian corridors from the besieged city of mariupol. it's hoped there could be some movement today, but so far, even the diplomatic might of the un has failed to a achieve a breakthrough. nato is now warning this conflict could last for years. all sides say they want a diplomatic solution, but after the events of yesterday, that feels as far away as ever. joe inwood, bbc news, kyiv.
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we will speak in the next two minutes about those two missing british aid workers. that is coming up british aid workers. that is coming up but before that we will stay in ukraine. millions of ukraine's children have fled their homes since the war began — the united nations children's agency unicef estimates two thirds of the country's children are now displaced. for some, it's an even harder journey because they don't have their parents with them. 0ne children's home on the eastern front line in luhansk had to relocate hundreds of miles across the country to the western city of lviv. danjohnson has been to meet some of those who moved there. watch for the flash of panic across angelina's face. air raid siren wails. but she knows the drill. she's been through more air raids than any 11—year—old should. air raid siren continues. the lives of these orphanage
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children are now dominated by running from war and taking coverfrom attacks. are you scared, angelina? angelina tells us to stay down and keep away from the windows. she's a veteran even before she's reached her teenage years. smartphone apps show alerts spreading across the country, and thoughts turn to home. "this is lysychansk," angelina says. reading memories of the town she was evacuated from. "i want to go home. the more they shoot, the more i want to go back," she says. but angelina has no idea what awaits. this is why they came west. bombs landed close to their orphanage in the luhansk region soon after they escaped in the early days
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of the invasion. local officials sent us these pictures of the damage. the un says nearly 5 million ukrainian children are now refugees. this man tells me he heard shooting and bombing early on the morning of the invasion. translation: i didn't know exactly what the sounds were. _ then russian tanks invaded lysychansk. we packed all our stuff. the manager was thinking we would evacuate to lviv or kyiv. lviv it was, but even this far west, they're not safe. his phone now holds videos of a missile strike nearby. translation: it was very close to here. i we even saw the fire. the windows were blown out, and some shrapnel flew in. i was walking on fragments of glass. angelina offers a lesson in the attempt to redraw ukraine's geography.
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"take me back to lysychansk," she says. i want the war to be over, then we will rebuild lysycha nsk and our country. " danjohnson, bbc news, lviv. we will now talk more about those two missing british aid workers and they been there today as paul urey and dylan healy. they were working for a nonprofit organisation called called the presidium network. we will talk to dominic from that organisation. thank you forjoining us. i think many of our viewers may not know what you do so explain what
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your organisation does and what these two men were doing for un ukraine. to these two men were doing for un ukraine. ., . ., , , ., ukraine. to clarify, they were not working directly _ ukraine. to clarify, they were not working directly with _ ukraine. to clarify, they were not working directly with us. - ukraine. to clarify, they were not working directly with us. we - ukraine. to clarify, they were notj working directly with us. we were introduced to them two weeks ago and they were working independently as volunteers during evacuation. they had contact details which they wanted to be part of our organisation which they never officially signed up to. presidium network in our cells are an ngo nonprofit based in the uk with the international network of experts and we have experts on our team. we run logistics within crisis zones and helping to get aid into the country and we have also assisted with evacuations. we worked in countries such as afghanistan and have product there. we have basically evacuated hundreds of people and in ukraine
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especially orphans as well as getting tonnes and tonnes of aid throughout the country. we have not had any issues with any of our staff or our people on the ground. what basically happened is that we got an emergency contact in the evening from someone who was associated and had contact with the people to say they are in trouble and if we can help in any way. i they are in trouble and if we can help in any way-— they are in trouble and if we can help in any way. i understand. see our oint help in any way. i understand. see your point is _ help in any way. i understand. see your point is you — help in any way. i understand. see your point is you had _ help in any way. i understand. see your point is you had contact - help in any way. i understand. see your point is you had contact with l your point is you had contact with them, but they were as far if you are aware, they were both working independently. therefore how much do you know about what sort of training they had at or whether they had done this sort of aid work before, questions which i assume you would ask as an organisation?— ask as an organisation? definitely. but we know _ ask as an organisation? definitely. but we know from _ ask as an organisation? definitely. but we know from paul _ ask as an organisation? definitely. but we know from paul and - ask as an organisation? definitely. but we know from paul and talking directly with him is that he had worked for several years in afghanistan as a civilian contractor. he had been dealing with similar situations on the ground in afghanistan as he told us and
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understood the risks of what they were doing. we knew that dylan had beenin were doing. we knew that dylan had been in basic training a few years ago in the military but never formallyjoined. but we know he is a chef and was not trained and we had some concerns around that. but paul was saying he was looking after him and everything was ok and they have been doing this for several weeks without any issues. but ijust made sure and told them that basically a lot of the work that we do in presidium network is a risk assessment we would not go beyond russian lines. and i said please don't do this. this work as much as pushing it too much for them. and i think they understood me, but unfortunately what we do know is that they helped with an evacuation south of zapper reach out and that has gone wrong. and we have had information sent to us from their
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contacts and their families with some verified information which we passed on to show them likely been captured by the russians south of zaporizhzhia in a rush controlled zone. , ., ., �* zaporizhzhia in a rush controlled zone. , ~ ., ., zone. understood. and so how worried are ou zone. understood. and so how worried are you and — zone. understood. and so how worried are you and your— zone. understood. and so how worried are you and your team _ zone. understood. and so how worried are you and your team given _ zone. understood. and so how worried are you and your team given your - are you and your team given your level of experience in this field. how worried would you be about two people who were working i'm sure with good intentions, but without the back—up perhaps and without the structure that you have described of your organisation?— your organisation? exactly. we are very concerned. — your organisation? exactly. we are very concerned, and _ your organisation? exactly. we are very concerned, and we _ your organisation? exactly. we are very concerned, and we are - very concerned, and we are increasingly concerned about more and more people and unregistered groups working in the zones as well. even on the borders, we have seen quite a lot of unregistered groups and untrained people helping because they do want to help and i understand that. but it has to be donein understand that. but it has to be done in a very structured and professional way with people with
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the right training. we know organisations that have volunteers such as our sitter train before they go into any situation. and we actually don't have any four people on the ground. we work with ukrainians on the ground who know the area and know the locations that we work and to make sure it's all professional. so it's vital the people are trained to work in these areas and especially evacuations, you have to be professional and have training to be able to run an evacuation. it's notjust to make the evacuation but it's all the planning. we have a lot of safeguards in our teams where basically it everything would be risk assessed and for some time we talk to every party and we make sure that it's all safe and for everyone to go and then we make a decision and that's how we run the situations and that's how we run the situations and we also have regular codewords and updates to make sure no one gets into the situations and actually have pulled out of evacuations halfway through or three quarters of the way through we thought it was
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not safe. it's vital that people have a very good knowledge of what they are giving and operating in a notjust going in because they want to help and don't have the training. really good to have your expertise, thank you very much for your time tonight from the nonprofit organisation the presidium network. and explaining that the two men who are missing, the two britons were working independently and clearly as she realised there contact with his organisation very much but working independently there on the ground in ukraine. and as when we get more information about that situation, we will bring that to you. the premier of the british virgin islands has been arrested in florida on drug trafficking and money laundering charges. andrew foye was detained by us agents posing as cocaine traffickers. here's our diplomatic correspondent james landale. good day to my people of the british
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virgin islands and those abroad. this is andrew fahie, premier of the british virgin islands, effectively the prime minister of the small british 0verseas territory in the eastern caribbean, but perhaps not for much longer. yesterday, he was arrested at this airport in miami by undercover us drug enforcement agents pretending to be members of a mexican cartel. and now he's facing charges of drug—trafficking and money—laundering. the head of the dea said... there have long been questions over the way this sun—drenched tax haven has been governed, where thousands of secretive holding companies are used to hide money. since january last year, andrew fahie has been the subject of a commission of inquiry into allegations of misgovernment
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and corruption in the islands. a commission where he was controversially defended by the conservative mp, the former attorney general, geoffrey cox. the foreign secretary, liz truss, said she was appalled by what she called "these serious allegations". she spoke to the governor of the bvi, john rankin, a diplomat who represents the queen there. he'll chair an emergency meeting of the territory's cabinet later today. the foreign secretary, visiting the netherlands this morning, said mr fahie's arrest demonstrated the importance of the commission of inquiry, which is expected to report soon. as for mr fahie, he's expected in court later. when he was detained, he reportedly said, "why am i being arrested? i don't have any money or drugs." james landale, bbc news.
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meanwhile at this afternoon an inquiry into bad governance in the british virgin islands has recommended that the government be suspended. let's get more from charlie here. what is being proposed? aha, charlie here. what is being proposed?— charlie here. what is being proposed? charlie here. what is being --roosed? �* , ., ., ., ., proposed? a year ago there was a corru tion proposed? a year ago there was a corruption inquiry _ proposed? a year ago there was a corruption inquiry brought - proposed? a year ago there was a corruption inquiry brought in - proposed? a year ago there was a corruption inquiry brought in and i corruption inquiry brought in and looking at some of these allegations of corruption in government there and talking about things like money investment and taking funds and covered funds and particularly important here, there was allegations of organised crime and cocaine trafficking and they said allegedly of the highest orders of office. so this has been investigating it and this now comes investigating it and this now comes in that context. the commission has called for a direct rule from london to him acting premier, they have said they don't think this is necessary, they can look after these allegations, the arrest and continue things as they are. so
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allegations, the arrest and continue things as they are.— things as they are. so in essence from the british _ things as they are. so in essence from the british virgin _ things as they are. so in essence from the british virgin islands, l from the british virgin islands, they are saying we are on top of this and are dealing with it but i'm not clear and the rest will be unclear where the balance of power lie if you like. who ultimately decides how things carry on running in light of all this equipment i think that's a question and i think the british virgin islands is really sitting in a bit of a constitutional crisis here of where does that power lie. 50 crisis here of where does that power lie. crisis here of where does that power lie, ., , crisis here of where does that power lie. ., , �* , lie. so it would be the british vir: in lie. so it would be the british virgin islands _ lie. so it would be the british virgin islands directly - lie. so it would be the british| virgin islands directly electing lie. so it would be the british i virgin islands directly electing a premier but they also have a governor who is the queen puppet representative. they are brought over from the british government, and then they are they looking for things in the british side. so technically they are in the cabinet and bring the cabinet knows with a share the meetings but don't have a vote. so we have these very complex situations where the two sides are really up against one another at this moment.— this moment. we'll see how it develo -s this moment. we'll see how it develops and _ this moment. we'll see how it develops and i'm _ this moment. we'll see how it develops and i'm sure - this moment. we'll see how it develops and i'm sure you - this moment. we'll see how it i develops and i'm sure you would this moment. we'll see how it - develops and i'm sure you would back to us with more. thank you very much for now, charlie will stop following the story about the british virgin
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islands. a very busy friday afternoon as we so often say and much more coming up in the next half—hour but let's pause for a moment and catch up with the weekend weather prospects with staff. thank you very much it will be quite warm we have the sunshine for the north and west and it is here where we will have the clearest guys for much of the country and certainly for central ansell in scotland and much of wales and england will turn quite chilly but changes taking place across the far northwest with some windier and wetter. so no problems with low temperatures here but a touch of frost in fact across parts of england and well so it is a chilly start of the week and for many and we have some rain in the forecast and this will be working its way southwards during the course of saturday and sunday. tending to fizzle out by the time it reaches more central and southern areas into sunday. so the week and there'll some rain about and also some sunshine and it will be quite warm across an area for a time. best of
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the sunshine on saturday will be across england and wales cricket board rain across scotland and northern ireland and that rain sinks suffered for many on sunday so a bit of a messy day there with some drizzle and it looks a bit dry for a bit driver bank holiday monday. variable cloud in a bit of sunshine here and there for quite a mixed bag for the next few days.
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hello, good evening. you are watching bbc news. i amjane hill. these are the headlines. the six—time grand slam champion boris becker is sentenced to 2.5 years in prison after being found guilty of four charges related to his bankruptcy. conservative mp neil parish has had the whip suspended while he is being investigated for allegedly watching pornography in the commons chamber. two british volunteers missing
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in ukraine are named as paul urey and dylan healy. paul's family say they are extremely worried and are praying for his safety. it comes as russia confirms it fired missiles into kyiv last night — the first direct attack on the capital for a fortnight. much more coming up in this half, including the film review, but right now it is sports time. more on that news that former wimbledon champion boris becker has been jailed wimbledon champion boris becker has beenjailed for wimbledon champion boris becker has been jailed for two wimbledon champion boris becker has beenjailed for two and wimbledon champion boris becker has been jailed for two and a half years for hiding £2.5 million worth of assets and loans to avoid paying debt. 0ur correspondentjane dougall debt. 0ur correspondent jane dougall has debt. 0ur correspondentjane dougall has been following the story. during mitiuation, has been following the story. during mitigation. his _ has been following the story. during mitigation, his defence _ has been following the story. during mitigation, his defence barrister- mitigation, his defence barrister said it had been very damaging for becker's ran when he was declared bankrupt in 2017. it had made things
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difficult for him to get work, which is what he was arguing for a suspended sentence, but this custodial is obviously going to ruin his reputation. and don't forget this man was the road number one, a six time grand slam champion. came to prominence when he won wimbledon. he was inducted into the hall of fame, so such an illustrious career, but that list of achievements is now going be followed by disgrace of a prison sentence. taste going be followed by disgrace of a prison sentence.— prison sentence. we are well into the semifinals _ prison sentence. we are well into the semifinals of— prison sentence. we are well into the semifinals of the _ prison sentence. we are well into the semifinals of the world i prison sentence. we are well into i the semifinals of the world snooker championships, where it is and all british finalfour. ronnie 0'sullivan and john higgins are at the table at the moment. he dabbed and flowed between the two. they started this session at 4—4, but ronnie 0'sullivan real off four straight frames to take a 9—6 lead and give himself a little bit of
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breathing room. ronnie 0'sullivan hasjust breathing room. ronnie 0'sullivan has just plotted a shot. they have ten world titles between them, including six for 0'sullivan, who will the record of seven if he this year. earlier, the 2019 winterjudd trump state in control of his match against mike williams. he extended his lead from last night, but williams not let trump have it all his own way. he made his 13th century of the tournament. the first to 17 will go through to the final. west ham have confirmed two people are been identified after an alleged attack on german commentators during their europa league semifinal in london last night against eintracht frankfurt. a german newspaper reported that tv commentators had their headsets ripped off and turn on the floor by a home fan. they were broadcasting from the back from
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the media section, which has supporters directly behind it. west ham say they passed information onto the police. the football writers' association have named the winners of their footballer of the year awards for this season. the men's winner is liverpool forward mohamed salah, who previously won it back in 2018. the egyptian is having a remarkable campaign — scoring 22 goals and contributing 13 assists, and of course his side could still win the quadruple. and the chelsea striker sam kerr has been named women's footballer of the year. the australian is the wsl�*s top scorer with 18 goals this season. she scored in last night's win over tottenham which saw her side move four points clear of arsenal at the top of the table. and realisi mo farah in action for the first time since failing to qualify for the olympics. the 39—year—old previously said he wants to continue to race on road and
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track. and just one line before i 90, track. and just one line before i go, some breaking news in the last few moments, and it involves the ongoing sale of chelsea football club. we understand the bid from the co—owner of the los angeles dodgers is an intrusive bid to buy the club. that is all from me. —— exclusive bid. isaac, thank you very much. the disability charity contacts as underpants are concerned they will be forced to cut back or stop using the equipping altogether. nikki fox has this report.
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what film is it, molly—moo? they're making the rest of it. but molly and her mum, adelle, are going through the toughest of times. shall we put some songs on? three years ago, molly was an active 10—year—old. let's wipe that chin. but then she was diagnosed with a rare life—limiting condition called batten disease, which has taken her mobility and her vision. she's always full of beans, giggling. funny! just lets nothing get in her way whatsoever. she's amazing. they're ready in the swing. there's no escaping the amount of specialist equipment molly uses each day. 0k. adelle is a single mum, so she can't do without it. but it all needs power. we've got two wheelchairs, two ceiling track hoists, a three floor lift, two suction machines and an electric bed. adelle is struggling to keep up with the bills. her only option is to cut back on essentials. it's getting to a point of, do we put fuel in the car and take molly for a day out, or do we need to put that aside to be able to pay for gas and electric? there's no extra help for us whatsoever. don't get me wrong, everybody should get help. but parents with disabled children
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who aren't able to go out and work and earn a decent living, you know, there should be something out there to help support us. adelle is not alone. in a survey by the charity contact, almost 2,000 families feared their child's condition could get worse as a result of rising energy prices. more than 50 organisations have written to the chancellor, asking for benefits to be increased in line with inflation. we would like to see the governmentjust recognise that disability means extra costs. at the moment, the measures that the government has taken don't go anywhere near far enough, in terms of supporting families who are doing their best under incredibly challenging circumstances. i'm getting a smile... the government says it's announced a £22 billion package of support for the hardest hit this year, including over £9 billion to help with rising energy bills. come on, then. but as those bills are expected to rise again later this year, adelle fears the short time she may
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have left with her daughter will be spent worrying about how she'll financially get by. she's spending what is potentially the last few years of her life stuck in because we can't afford to go out and do things. it's absolutely ridiculous. how does it make you feel that you can't give molly the best quality of life? obviously, you have times where you do break down and things kind of do hit you again. but you have to keep going — you have no choice. you just don't let these things get you down. got to stay strong for molly, because if i'm not strong, then there's nobody else to be strong for her. you can hear a lot more about that story on a new bbc podcast. it is the access all podcast with nikki fox, and you can find that on bbc
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sounds. we are going to talk more about our breaking news, the news that the six time grand slam champion boris becker has been given a two and a half year prison sentence for some became after he was found guilty of four charges relating to is bankruptcy for stub let's talk to someone who knows him well and knows the role of tennis extremely well. annabelle croft, tennis, teacher, herself a tennis champion, he wimbledonjuniors champion, he wimbledon juniors champion, he wimbledonjuniors champion and a former british number one. thanks so much forjoining us tonight so quickly for some someone who knows him well, i have to ask first of all, what went through your mind when you heard about the conviction on four counts and now this afternoon a tuitt one half year prison sentence? i this afternoon a tuitt one half year prison sentence?— this afternoon a tuitt one half year prison sentence? i must be honest, a lot of sadness — prison sentence? i must be honest, a lot of sadness -- _ prison sentence? i must be honest, a lot of sadness -- a _ prison sentence? i must be honest, a lot of sadness -- a two _ prison sentence? i must be honest, a lot of sadness -- a two and _ prison sentence? i must be honest, a lot of sadness -- a two and a - prison sentence? i must be honest, a lot of sadness -- a two and a half- lot of sadness —— a two and a half year. if you've been around doors, we know all about his tennis career, we know all about his tennis career, we have so many memories of him as a
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young lad, that exuberant he displayed a —— he displayed out on centre court... but also a little bit of shock, i guess, court... but also a little bit of shock, iguess, but court... but also a little bit of shock, i guess, but then i say shock, i guess, but then i say shock, but perhaps we have known all of the stuff going on in the background, not so much shock perhaps, so today, the tennis world is a little bit sad about what has happened. is a little bit sad about what has ha ened. , , , is a little bit sad about what has happened-— is a little bit sad about what has hauened. , , , ., happened. yes, because we cannot underestimate _ happened. yes, because we cannot underestimate the _ happened. yes, because we cannot underestimate the scale _ happened. yes, because we cannot underestimate the scale of - happened. yes, because we cannot underestimate the scale of this. i underestimate the scale of this. these are four charges, the judge said in court today back or had shown no remorse and no acceptance of guilt, and i am not trying to minimise that —— becker had not. from from the perspective of the sporting world, we have to remember he won wynnewood and as a teenager, and a ordinary achievement, six grand slam titles in all —— he won
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wimbledon. that success born out of hard work... what sort of guidance would someone have reaching that level of success at such a young age? level of success at such a young me? ., �* , ., level of success at such a young aie? ., �* , ., , level of success at such a young aie? ., �*, ., , , ., age? that's a very good question. and i age? that's a very good question. and i think _ age? that's a very good question. and i think it— age? that's a very good question. and | think it will— age? that's a very good question. and i think it will be _ age? that's a very good question. and i think it will be very, - age? that's a very good question. and i think it will be very, very i and i think it will be very, very interesting whenever the time is we might get to hear from interesting whenever the time is we might get to hearfrom boris himself about what has happened, about how he would answer that question himself, but for a long time he was under the guidance of a former tennis player and then his manager, an extremely successful businessman who earned boris an enormous amount of money. there were deals coming left, right and centre, and he was such a big star, he was so exuberant, he had so much charm, everybody loved him, and he has a wonderful sense of humour. and everybody also knows he is very, very generous, he always wanted to buy gifts and presents for everybody, so there was a lot to the character of the man, but i think we
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would like to get to the bottom of what went wrong and why it has unfolded the way it has an, when you are a great star and an icon and everybody wants a piece of your time and they want to throw contracts at you, it is a lot for a 17—year—old to take in, and life probably changed dramatically and everything probably snowballed and debbie it is all catching up with him. �* ., ., ., , him. and that would have been in the 80s, when him. and that would have been in the 80s. when he — him. and that would have been in the 80s, when he had _ him. and that would have been in the 80s, when he had that _ him. and that would have been in the 80s, when he had that stiff _ -- initial —— initial success. do you have a sense of whether a youngster today, 17, 18, 19, sense of whether a youngster today, 17,18,19, getting sense of whether a youngster today, 17, 18, 19, getting enormous success at the young age, whether they would be more help, guidance, awareness of pitfalls? again, iam not diminishing the legal side of this, but in those broad terms, and this does not have to be just about tennis, sporting success happens at a young age and it brings those
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issues at. i a young age and it brings those issues at. ., , a young age and it brings those issues at. ~ , ., ., , issues at. i think it is a really interesting — issues at. i think it is a really interesting subject matter, l issues at. i think it is a really i interesting subject matter, really, because when you have a child star in any sport, it is not a normal childhood, it is not a normal life, they are innate adult world with very adult situations, with coaches and sponsors and people wanting a piece of their action and their time. it is a lot to digest and in many ways you are in a bubble world and then you may be a little bit have, i think, and then you may be a little bit have, ithink, sometimes and then you may be a little bit have, i think, sometimes a situation where your development is arrested a little bit because you are not living in a normal world and the tennis circuit is a bit like a tennis circuit is a bit like a tennis circus. perhaps the individual, how they deal with that, i cannot imagine it is easy for anybody, and i think we will have to wait and see whenever we get to hear from boris, whether that is when he comes out, i have no idea, but it will be interesting to hear what his views are on what happened and how
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he is reflecting on everything, and hopefully he can get his life together and get back on track and go in a more positive direction. i think as i sat at the start, it is terribly sad to see somebody who is such a great talent and had so much to offer and is still a very lovable, likeable character, and i think it is very sad thinking about where he is at tonight. i wonder what he is thinking.— where he is at tonight. i wonder what he is thinking. good of you to 'oin us so what he is thinking. good of you to join us so quickly. _ what he is thinking. good of you to join us so quickly. thanks - what he is thinking. good of you to join us so quickly. thanks so i what he is thinking. good of you to join us so quickly. thanks so much | join us so quickly. thanks so much for your time there tonight, from your travels, clearly, talking to was there from madrid. just a reminder of the headlines tonight. the six—time grand slam champion boris becker is sentenced to 2.5 years in prison after being found guilty of four charges related to his bankruptcy. conservative mp neil parish has had the whip suspended while he is being investigated for allegedly watching pornography in the commons chamber. two british volunteers missing in ukraine are named as paul urey and dylan healy. paul's family say they are extremely worried and are praying for his safety.
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and coming up on bbc news, a lot in store for sportsday this evening. there is a massive event at medicines were guarded in new york this weekend. the undefeated katie taylor against amanda cerrado. and it is history making too, the first time an all—female flight will headline the iconic venue. taylor puts her light which title on the line. it comes to years after their initially planned meeting was cancelled amid the pandemic of also on the show, more on the run into who is buying chelsea and the exciting finish of the women six nations. that is all on sportsday at 6:30pm centre back. now on bbc news, it is time for the film review.
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