this is bbc news. the headlines: the queen issues a statement about harry and meghan's future, she says she'd have preferred them to remain full time members of the royal family but supports their wish for an independent life. princes charles, william and harry were also at the talks today at sandringham, the queen says the couple made it clear they don't want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives. borisjohnson at stormont as assembly members return for their first day of work there in three years. and then there were five, the hopefuls who've made it through to the next round of the labour leadership contest. storm brendan sweeps into the uk, battering northern ireland and scotland
with winds of ninety miles an hour. and thejoker in the pack leads the nominations for this year's oscars. good evening and welcome to bbc news. the queen has issued a statement about the future of prince harry and his wife meghan, the duchess of sussex. her majesty, princes charles, william and harry have been in talks at sandringham today to try to agree a plan. in her statement, the queen has made it clear she would have preferred harry and meghan to remain full time working members of the royal family but she is fully supportive of their wish to live a new and more independent life, and a final decision will be
reached in the coming days. in the meantime there will be a period of transition in which the couple will spend time in canada and the uk. our royal correspondent nicholas witchell has the latest from sandringham. within the seclusion of sandringham house, a family summit. chaired by the queen and attended by the prince of wales and his two sons, prince william duke of cambridge, and prince harry, duke of sussex. after the talks ended, the queen issued a statement in which she said although we would have preferred them to she went on to say that it had been agreed that there would be a period of transition in which the sussexes would spend time in canada and the uk. whatever the precise reasons for that sussexes disenchantment, it's clear from the statement
that the royal family is determined to find practical solutions. the key issues are well—established, money, the statement says the sussexes do not wish to rely on public funds. royal titles, it seems that they will remain his and her royal highness. security, it is one of the complex matters still to be resolved. earlier, william and harry had come together to denounce a newspaper story which suggested the sussexes felt that they had been pushed away by the bullying attitude of william. the story was false, offensive, and potentially harmful the brothers said. today's talks and tonight's statement from the queen have emphasised that the family's understanding and sympathy for harry. people who know him believe his loyalties must be in turmoil. i think harry will be hugely conflicted at the moment, he loves his wife, he wants to protect his wife, and she it would seem is very unhappy living here in our royal family.
on the other hand, he was born into the royalfamily, he has served it, he has served the queen and country in a military setting. he expected to spend his whole life working for the royal firm. and while harry may be conflicted, it appears meghan feels wounded by criticism which in some cases it she believes has been racially motivated. however, the home secretary believes this is mistaken. i am not in that category at all where i believe there is racism at all. i think we live in a great country, a great society full of opportunity where people of any background can get on in life. it is clear that there is more work to be done. but the queen says in her statement that she wants final decisions about the sussexes to be reached in the coming days. after a difficult year for the royalfamily, how significant is tonight's
development? and what does it tell us about the changing role of the monarchy in today's society? reeta chakra barti reports. how quickly things have changed. in the autumn of 2017, harry's whirlwind courtship of meghan fascinated and beguiled the british public. that has all now gone, replaced by headlines proclaiming crisis, schism and even a threat to the monarchy. and the throne passes to edward viii's younger brother... at the royal family has faced major threats before. the last century brought the abdication of edward viii. 60 years later, the sudden and violent death of diana. last year, prince andrew stepped down from his royal duties after a bbc interview about his links with a convicted paedophile. all were moments which tested the monarchy‘s resilience. but harry and meghan‘s decision to step back
as a senior royals is unprecedented in this era. we are seeing a whole pandora's box, all kinds of problems are coming out. what the monarchy want now is to shut it down and create a blueprint for the future of harry and meghan as quickly as possible so they will create this blueprint that's going to work for them and for other minor royals in the future. what went wrong? despite smiles for the cameras, reports suggest frustration on harry's part at the constraints of his position. the intensity of the spotlight and media treatment of meghan, who is mixed race infuriated them. harry lashed out at the press, accusing them of handing his wife as it had his mother and meghan launched legal action against one newspaper. at their wedding less than two years ago, it all seemed so different. they embodied a new modern spirit of multiculturalism and progressive values.
reporting then on the public celebration at windsor, i was struck by the diversity of the crowd. one commentator says the fact the couple is unconventional makes them good ambassadors. she is not playing the game. harry never played it. you've got these two rebels. what more beautiful signal could you send out to the world that this is a modern nation, that you've got these two royals who are doing something else. they aren't harming anybody. harry and meghan already move in different circles, but their bid for independence will undoubtedly test the royal family's capacity to adapt. let's go to sandringham and talk to our royal correspondent daniela relph. in terms of tone and language of the statement, what did you make of it?
it is not what we are you still. even the fact that this is a statement issued by her majesty herself, by the queen as something that in itself is quite unusual. but the language was incredibly informal by her standards. and that tone was very personal. it was very different, she used the phrase harry and megan, but it ended the up and duchess of sussex, there was this informality of it but also it was tinged with regret all the way through. you could sense that she had obviously tried to persuade harry i would have thought to stay within the wider british royal family, but was not able to do so hence why they are going to have to be some changes now. but you could just feel that this was a sad statement for her to make but having said that, there was definitely a determination can move forward with a new plan. fascinating part of the statement i thought that they would have preferred them to remain full—time members of the royal family, how did you interpret that?
i think that was clearly the desire of both the queen and the prince of wales, because there was a sort of scattering of star dust that comes with megan and harry, they could have been very useful for the british royal family and have been very useful for the british royalfamily and perhaps in connecting to communities that are harderfor connecting to communities that are harder for their oil as connecting to communities that are harderfor their oil as to connecting to communities that are harder for their oil as to link to, they had a big, ambitious idea for they had a big, ambitious idea for the kind of work they wanted to do. we heard that from them and just afterwards as well, they had all sorts of things they wanted to do under the umbrella of the british world —— royal family under the umbrella of the british world —— royalfamily but under the umbrella of the british world —— royal family but clearly something has gone wrong in terms of what they wanted to do and what could be accommodated and they feel they can now lead a more fruitful life, a better quality of life outside the royal family. life, a better quality of life outside the royalfamily. but life, a better quality of life outside the royal family. but it's clear this is not what the queen wa nted clear this is not what the queen wanted and it's not what william or charles wanted either and they must have been efforts in that room today to try to persuade harry on perhaps a different path but to make an end harry i decided, they want out and they want to forge a different role for themselves on the queen will now
facilitate that. you mentioned something must‘ve gone wrong and i do appreciate in the realm of speculation here but it does make you wonder what has happened to get ice to this point doesn't it? it really does. i would love to be a fly on the wall today in that meeting and in various discussions going on over recent weeks. something clearly has gone wrong because i had of their waiting there was a real fanfare, because i had of their waiting there was a realfanfare, the because i had of their waiting there was a real fanfare, the whale foundation, william and kate working alongside megan and harry, doing all sorts of good with all the charity work and the various philanthropic projects they wanted to follow. he got a sense they were going to be quite a powerful force got a sense they were going to be quite a powerfulforce in got a sense they were going to be quite a powerful force in times of the work they could do as a unit. it is completely broken down. even within the royal family in recent months there was a sense of accommodating harry and make them their own household and their own staff, they worked separately to everybody else but still that was not enough. there was clearly something —— something in terms of the protocols and writings of the
family that have not worked out from a can identify harry. theyjust want to do something different, there's also the fact that in terms of moving forward, the british royal family is about stability and succession, but harry and megan were going to fall down the line of succession as time went on. they we re succession as time went on. they were going to be something of a diminished force within the wild family. could be forge a different life for themselves outside of the family unit? that is clearly the position may have made. interesting you mention going forward because there was no detail of what is actually going to happen is there at the moment in terms of the finances and in the the role of envisage they are going to play, what in your view happens next? i think they will the a nswe i’s happens next? i think they will the a nswers to happens next? i think they will the answers to some of those questions quite quickly in the coming days but as you said the statement today was very much about the tone and the mood without a lot of detail. they did say they will not be looking for any public funding for a ten—year—old. so that was interesting in itself. exactly what does that mean? could it scare me
that they would want some kind of funding for security during royal work? there are so many unanswered questions and crucially, what will be the rules of engagement for any commercial work to carry out? will there be some boundaries set by the queen in terms of what they can and cannot do outside of the royal family? there's an awful lot of detail that still needs to be fleshed out but the principal has been ugly, they can move outside of the british royal family been ugly, they can move outside of the british royalfamily in been ugly, they can move outside of the british royal family in terms of day detail on what happens next that's still to be fleshed out that the queen has made it pretty clear at gaining her statement today that this is something she really does wa nt to this is something she really does want to result in the coming days if possible. thank you very much. our royal correspondence. caroline aston is a royal commentator and historian, shejoins me now from our nottingham newsroom. that evening to you. that evening to you. how do you interpret the
queen's statement? i was struck by its grandmotherly tone. here is the matriarch pouring in my opinion a large dollop of oil on troubled royal waters. it's a classic piece of damage limitation, if you like quelling some of the escaping of bits of press coverage at been over the past week. here she as attempting to say you are not being rejected, we are not pushing you away, the family wants to embrace you, but equally wants to develop a go forward with you. and make no mistake as the fine print aspheric innovative days ahead. there is a blueprint, a precedent, for a way of life that other young royals yet to come may well choose to embrace. blueprint perhaps in a precedent going forward but nothing in the past or are there lessons we can draw on? i think the lesson here is not one size does not fit all. i think the problem was perhaps not a lack of one thing to do while work,
but i think certainly it was a very ha rd but i think certainly it was a very hard for it duchess of sussex to come to terms with just the level of historic precedents, of tradition, all of these things coming in from the american culture and being expected to adapt and understand, harry did have a role in a very successful one. his work with disabled servicemen, the invictus games, all of this. his virtual reinvention of himself and then there was the expectation that his american wife would just take the role of a royal life and support him and develop her own portfolio of interests but it's rapidly become aware of course that it does not fit to character or what she and he has discussed as theirjoint future. as they move forward. that's interesting that you see that as being the issue because i did wonder is the conclusion of a leftist that he is very difficult for an outsider and especially a foreigner to join the british royal family and especially a foreigner to join the british royalfamily and flourish? absolutely. if a mine
field, even for people that have been brought up with any connection with them, look at the difficulty lady diana spencer had and her family that had a lifelong connection with the royal family. she had been a neighbour of hers and she still found immense difficulty in relating to it and becoming part of it. how much harder perhaps for the former mac where one a strong—willed lady and i love her quotes when she said women are like tea bags, you put them in hot water and know how strong they are. how is significant in your view of the moment is this in the history of the royalfamily? moment is this in the history of the royal family? is it moment is this in the history of the royalfamily? is it some kind of turning point? ithink royalfamily? is it some kind of turning point? i think it is. it's an application that's with a small one andi an application that's with a small one and i raised thinking of queen mary's comments back in 1936, this isa mary's comments back in 1936, this is a fine kettle of fish and so it is. i think it's a very important moment, we are looking towards the future, towards those young royals
yet to come, i was very struck with the way the queen has gone along with this, i think in charge to read it, showing that she is the head of the firm scare, i am waiting with interest how they are going to sketch out the details of what is to come. the money, the way it is to run, how you are and most importantly, how you use your royal status and title when you go forward to build this independent financial future. that could be a minefield. to build this independent financial future. that could be a minefieldlj inferred future. that could be a minefield.” inferred that you think their future role could be difficult? they are trading a fine—grained from what you are saying? i think they are treading a fine line because if you are going to be independent financially, you have got to strike lucrative deals and i was a little bit disturbed by the intonation the other day when tom said they could do one of these reveal all interviews in the united states.
bees tend to be a car crashes. look at princess diana and martin by cher, look at prince charles and of course that articulated larry crash ofan course that articulated larry crash of an interview between emily and prince andrew stings prince andrew recently, bee stings need to be very prince andrew recently, bee stings need to be - very carefully. need to be handled very carefully. really good to hear your thoughts, thank you forjoining us here on bbc news. and we'll find out how this story and many others, are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:40 and 11:30 this evening in the papers — our guests joining me tonight are dia chakravarty, brexit editor at the telegraph and lance price political commentator and former labour party director of communications. the headlines on bbc news: after holding talks at sandringham, the queen says she says she would have preferred prince harry and meghan to remain full time members of the royal family but supports their wish an independent life. boris johnson visits
stormont , to meet members of the newly—restored northern ireland assembly , after three years of political deadlock there. five candidates are through to the next round of the labour leadership contest, four women and one man. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's huw hello to you. despite training the spanish league title in both his year is in charge and being top of that table today, by sedona are expected to sap their manager even with that domestic success he is being often accused of not upholding the club's famous playing style and they have not been much either. in they have not been much either. in the champions league, dramatic losses and last even in the semifinals to liverpool explaining his record further. barcelona we understand are expected to replace
hama with the former boss. i think that i have completed the signing of type a from ac milan until the end of the season, he was in the stands as they were thrashed 6—1 that meant city in the premier league yesterday. he and smith move to sign him after his number one goal keeper at tom heaton was ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury. tottenham manager says christian erickson rail and start tomorrow's fa cup third round replay against middlesbrough despite speculation surrounding his future. erixon is out of contract at the end of the season and has strongly been linked with a january move to into my arm. if you ask me if i think this is the best christian erickson i have to be honest and say no and if you ask me reason i know the reason, i am if you ask me reason i know the reason, iam not if you ask me reason i know the reason, i am not an idiot. i if you ask me reason i know the reason, iam notan idiot. iam not blaming the player, i'm not
criticising the player, i'm just saying that it's normal that the player in this situation does not perform at the highest level. the man responsible for racially abusing jeffrey has been barred from attending international and domestic fixtures in new zealand for two yea rs. fixtures in new zealand for two years. the fastball i was subjected to the racist abuse during spectators during the final day of the first test defeats at the baie—comeau, england lost the match by and innings and 65 runs. the corruption trial of the former president of weld athletics started in paris today but it has now been adjourned untiljune. new evidence came to light, the 86—year—old is accused of receiving payments to help cover a positive russian dope tests, here is our sports editor. it's being seen as a hugely important landmark case not just it's being seen as a hugely important landmark case notjust for athletics, but it's quite a bit if
you really took a huge bell in the wa ke you really took a huge bell in the wake of the scandal enveloped but also perhaps other sports as well because he was a hugely influential man, and the international olympic committee as well that he was very influential and french investigators here in paris have been looking into the possibility that perhaps he was involved as well with bribery involving boats for various major sports events. olympics, world championships in athletics perhaps the 2022 qatar world cup as well. at this case, this trial focuses on whether or not he extorted money from russian jeeps and whether he covered up there positive tests in return for money as part of a sprawling conspiracy that was first unearthed some five years ago and it's taken unearthed some five years ago and it's ta ken until unearthed some five years ago and it's taken until now for this trial to ta ke it's taken until now for this trial to take place. stephen maguire has completed a sensational comeback at the masters snicker today, he was
facing the australian in the first round and lets five frames down when he played what they commentator called the most amazing shot in the history of snooker although it has to be said it did not do him much good as the whites went in as little as they read but he went on to win that frame and then the next four in a relative snatch on an amazing victory to go through to face either mark allen by dave gilbert in the last eight. that game going on this evening, mark allen is an action, he is the 2018 champion looking for a place in the quarterfinals and you can watch it via the bbc sport website. now more in sports day i would be with you at half past ten. the prime minister was in northern ireland today to mark the return of the stormont assembly — which has been suspended for the last three years. boris johnson praised all sides for putting aside their differences and coming back together to restore a devolved government after months of negotiations. part of the deal is the promise of significant extra funding
but the exact figure has yet to be revealed. this report from our ireland correspondent emma vardy contains flash photography. high winds greet the prime minister in a place that's weathered many storms. northern ireland's new power—sharing government between sinn fein and the democratic unionists marks the end of three years of division and decay. echoing tony blair before the good friday agreement, borisjohnson gave this new political venture his full support. never mind the hand of history on my shoulder. i see the hand of history, no, i see the hand of the future! i see the hand of the future beckoning us all forward, and i hope that with goodwill and compromise and hard work on all sides, it will be a very bright future, indeed. the irish prime minister leo varadkar also came to endorse the new deal, which includes promises of perhaps
billions of more cash coming in northern ireland's way. the financial package will end strikes by health workers over pay and help schools and infrastructure, which have been in decline. there's also commitments to reduce waiting lists at hospitals, which are the longest in the uk. so with the cataract, i'm struggling. day by day. liz only has sight in one eye, and is one of thousands of people told they face years waiting for cataract operations. hopefully, they will, they will get the national health service back up and running. but spending per head in northern ireland is already above other parts of the country. higher levels of poverty here and the legacy of the troubles place a heavy burden. the prime minister's visit marks a new era, but there is a whole raft of problems for stormont to address after such a long time away. no exact answer for its new leaders about how much the british government
is willing to pay. we have stepped up to the plate, he put forward an agreement he asked us to sign up to it, we have all signed up to it and come into a multiparty executive. therefore, it is now incumbent upon the prime minister to step up to the plate in relation to those financial options. although famous for its past, northern ireland is looking to the future. today, same—sex marriage is legal for the first time. but a dark history still clouds politics here, and over the years, huge sums have been spent helping northern ireland find its way. emma vardy, bbc news, belfast. there will be 5 candidates competing to be the next leader of the labour party after the shadow foreign secretary emily thornberry, secured enough nominations in the last ten minutes of voting to go thorugh to the next round of the contest. shejoinsjess phillips, sir keir starmer, lisa nandy and rebecca long bailey, who'd already got the backing of 22
mps and meps. earlier clive lewis pulled out — after he failed to get the necessary support. our political editor laura kuenssberg reports from bury where she's been getting the opinion of labour party members. who will they choose? after being battered at the election, labour members have another big vote, this time, a vote of their own. we've got to get this right. we've got to get this leadership election right. we need to get back in there, and show people some heart. we need to win. otherwise we are going to have 15 years of a conservative government. but, who could build a labour government? way ahead among mps is sir keir starmer, the shadow brexit secretary. wigan mp lisa nandy is in the race. because if we do not change course, as a labour movement, we will die, and we will deserve to. along with the shadow foreign secretary emily thornberry,
who just made it onto the ballot with the same level of backing as backbencherjess phillips. i think i have a chance to cut through with people and to get the country to feel that they can trust politicians again. closest to jeremy corbyn, though, is the frontbencher, rebecca long—bailey. so what is needed? the next leader isn't going to be the messiah. and there shouldn't be an agenda which says anybody that says anything against this person should be thrown out the party. we have got to move into a position where we can win elections. because otherwise, we willjust become an irrelevant pressure group. we do need to get somebody in the leadership who can unite the party because it has been terribly divided, even down at local level. i'm not a big jeremy corbyn fan, but there are a lot of people out there that supported him, and want his policies to continue. the wrong direction is, if we keep the status quo as we are,
the electorate have said, you need to listen to what we are saying. so you are moving out? they all know the pain of defeat. we have a month left tojust wind everything up. labour lost by just 105 votes here in bury north, and the former mp is adamant that the next leader has to pass muster in marginal seats like this. the labour party loves a good loser. somebody said that to me in a bid to console me following the election result. and i think we need to be more brutal in our assessment of what matters to the electorate. i think we need to be more brutal with our assessment of winnability, of whether somebody can win, and whether or not the person that is elected our leader is seen as a credible prime minister. n0 consensus among his activists on who. lisa nandy, for me it would be a really poor reflection on the labour party, if in 2020, or in 2025 by the next election,
that we've never have had a female leader. what is it you like about rebecca long—bailey? it is the policies. she knows her stuff about how to make the policies work. keir is steady and sensible. and i know sensible isn't terribly appealing, but i think it's what we need. you know, we've had some pretty mad ideas. and a lot of disappointment, really. disappointment has all too often been labour's predicament. choosing a new leader and deputy is a chance, at least, to start to change the mood. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, bury. storm brendan has swept into the uk, battering the west coast with winds of more than 90 miles an hour. thousands of people have been left without power in northern ireland and wales, while in scotland. there are weather warnings of high winds for much of the west of the uk, with some schools shut and delays to road, rail, ferries and flights.
danny savage sent us this report from grange over sands in cumbria. as storm brendan swept in from the atlantic, it was ireland that bore the brunt during daylight hours. the weather was described as wild, an apt description for the conditions in greyabbey in northern ireland. this is warrenpoint in county down. the cars were stranded in floodwater, but this was one bus driver determined to get through. oh, my god! in carrickfergus, just outside belfast, there was more severe flooding as the sea over—topped defences. there were also power cuts to many homes in the region. further south, in coachford in cork, these pictures showjust how heavily
storm brendan was lashing down. it's the first named storm of 2020. with wind gusts widely in excess of 70 mph. on the other side of the irish sea, there was damage, too. this is gwynedd in north wales, where a tree came down on a vehicle. nobody was hurt but again, it underlines the power in this weather system. in stonehaven in north—east scotland, flood gates were being put in place as the storm approached. all schools in the western isles have been closed and bus services on the islands have been cancelled. scottish ferry services are also disrupted. and what would a 21st—century storm be without a lost trampoline? this one ended up on a motorway near limerick. danny savage, bbc news. as we've been hearing, the west coast of scotland is one of the worst affected areas. let's speak to murdo macauley, who is a coastguard commander
in stornoway in the western isles. a busy evening for you i am sure. we are grateful for your taking the time to talk to us here on bbc news. give us a sense of what the situation is where you are. give us a sense of what the situation is where you are” give us a sense of what the situation is where you are. i hope you are well. the situation today is persistent for us about the early hours of this morning to be honest we are currently kind of seeing the rains start to peek across the western aisles and today we were in the high 90s and it's been gusting fairly consistent 6370 knots and right now we are recording somewhere around steady a0. it's fairly disruptive and extreme weather at the moment. do you need to answer that? it could be an emergency. if it is we will understand. you gave us it is we will understand. you gave usa it is we will understand. you gave us a sense it is we will understand. you gave us a sense of the knots, can you give us a sense of what it would
normally be so we could understand just how bad it is? probably our most severe one 01’ just how bad it is? probably our most severe one or severe storm for a number most severe one or severe storm for a number of months ready, we know many, it's not unusual to have strong winds but this is unusually strong winds but this is unusually strong for us and certainly has proven to be very disruptive so far today anyway. give us a sense of that disruption, what has been the impact? we have seen the causeway linking the storm to the pending set of points, that has been shut this morning for a period of about five hours by ourselves and east scotland and reestablish the same closure identity evening from seven o'clock on again with ourselves and east in scotland. the southern aisles towards the south we are seeing
because race chatting fairly extensively this evening and police are manning the east causeway closure is throughout the islands to make sure we don't have any members of the public trapping and getting themselves in harms way. it's also impacting on our secure 70s and we are providing support to the local authority to ensure that it gets through the vulnerable in society. what is your advice? all the m essa 9 es what is your advice? all the messages getting through, how are people responding? we would like to thank the members of the public largely for responding and understanding that we are facing extreme weather and essentially going to back down. he advice remains fairly constant, please check the forecast, please minimise any nonessential travel at the moment where there are closures in place, heed the closures, work with
us place, heed the closures, work with us and we will try our best in conjunction with all our emergency partners to try and restore business as normal. as the worst over? what is the forecast? the forecast was that they were expecting the worst of it tonight and i think we are put to be still going to see the worst of it just passing to be still going to see the worst of itjust passing through here, we have recently seen the wind direction change and we are hopeful the forecast as he gets midnight out of the way we see improving but still fairly severe into tuesday with widespread closure is again of course through the high tide period bound about nine o'clock, peak travel time tomorrow will be disruptive. we will let you get back to it. we are grateful for your time, thank you for talking to lester. we're just a month away
from the biggest night in hollywood, and today we found out who's up for an oscar. joaquin phoenix'sjoker leads the way with 11 nominations — including best actor, best picture and best director. renee zellweger is favourite for best actress forjudy. she's up against scarlettjohannson, who's also nominated in the best supporting actress category. for the brits, sam mendes' warfilm 1917 is up for ten oscar categories. other british nods include sir anthony hopkins, cynthia erivo and florence pugh. and for the second year in a row, no female film—makers appear on the best director list. this report from our arts editor will gompertz contains flash photography. to bring laughter and joy to the world. the oscar nominations are in, and perhaps, unsurprisingly, for an award season, being critisied for a lack of diversity. the four leading contenders all tell white male stories. thejoker, a batman origin story,
is out in front with 11 nominations. and then there are three films with ten nods each. sam mendes' world war i epic, 1917. martin scorsese's mafia saga, the irishman. and quentin tarantino's once upon a time in hollywood, about a fading star and his stunt double. so, who is going to win what? ok, let's get straight down to it and deal with best actress. who's going to win? well, interestingly, black british actress cynthia erivo was nominated for harriet. she was shut out of all the nominations for the baftas last week. will she win? i don't think she will, i think renee zellweger‘s got this sewn up forjudy, where she has this amazing tra nsformative performance asjudy garland. ok, next up, best actor. i think it has to be joaquin phoenix for the joker. you know, i think you're right, but it would be lovely to see jonathan price win, wouldn't it? aw, a brit in there.
your authority comes from the fact that you will suffer and die in thejob. so, moving on to best supporting actress, who would you like to win? florence pugh. not enough to earn a living or support my family. rising young british star, love her in little women. i'm with that, but who is going to win? laura dern, it's got to be laura dern, she's having a fantastic award season for marriage story. call, text, communicate in any way shape or form. and then we have best supporting actor, which is like a dog fight between big hitters. we've gotjoe pesci and al pacino — fighting it out over the same film, the irishman. i know, then you've got tom hanks for a beautiful day in the neighbourhood, but i think brad pitt is going to win for once upon a time in hollywood. are you an actor? no, i'm a stuntman. let's move behind the camera to best director, which, once again, like the golden globes, like the baftas, is another all—male line—up. yes, i was very disappointed about that. though i was cheered to see a korean film in there in the running, for director bong joon—ho, his film parasite is there. though i think it's going to be 1917, sam mendes. he hasn't won since american beauty, his debut film in 1999. so to best film, the line—up of 10, including little women by greta gerwig garlic,
so she does get a mention, although not among the best directors. who do you think should win, and who do you think will win? well, i'd love little women to win, but i think tarantino's once upon a time in hollywood, just because hollywood loves movies about itself. i don't disagree with that. i'm joined by ella kemp, a freelance film critic, contributing to magazines including empire, sight and sound, and the quietus. who should win and who will win are often different things. let's start with joker. the big often different things. let's start withjoker. the big question is will those nominations convert into winds? i think they could. i think jokerfrom the start winds? i think they could. i think joker from the start has been very surprising when it one of the top frights in venice and since then it's kind of carried on and gained his momentum. walking venus won a golden globe last week and i think
it's something that audiences haven't seen before. it's a film of a lot of extremes and clearly a lot of people are going for it. picking up of people are going for it. picking up on wheels piece, it's up against 1917 and the irishman, they've all got to nominations. who is your money on for best picture?” got to nominations. who is your money on for best picture? i think out of the ones you've named, i have a will win and should win. i would say i think martin scorsese ‘s should win. i think it's phenomenal achievement. it's a combination of his career and what movies have been able to do over this time and how they groan and the actors we've grown up they groan and the actors we've grown up with and justice sheer intelligence. —— how they've grown. i think 1917 will win. i think it's
extremely impressive from a technical standpoint and a film about history. it's familiar but the way it's being dealt with is new i think so, and again, going off the golden globes, i think 1917 really picked up. concerns over a lack of diversity in the acting categories, 20 acting nominees, only one nominee is not white. i suppose my question is, have the best performances been rewarded or have some of them been overlooked? i think some of them have been noticed. i think others have been noticed. i think others have been noticed. i think others have been completely ignored, which is curious when considering the kind of season as it's developed, where you have performances like lupita in us who has been picking up lots of awards from her performance,
com pletely awards from her performance, completely deserved. she's not up foran completely deserved. she's not up for an award here and you've got aqua fina who made her name as a comedian who proves she can do dramas. —— akwafina. and the farewell isn't nominated from anything. is your money on renee's elbow later to win? -- renee zellweger. i think people started to hear that this was happening, and it was a safe thing and a sure thing before people even saw the performance and it was a success. she pulled it off. i think she's got it. all male line up for best director. how surprised are you that
liberal women didn't get a nod? -- little women. i am very disappointed. i think she fully deserves to be nominated as well as a lot of women in films that were well reviewed. films like book smart. so why aren't they being nominated? i think there's a problem with the system and i think this is a problem that has been acknowledged. there are efforts to change this in the sense that last year the academy arranged... it invited a lot of new members. i think a lot of us were expecting a change, but the end i think it seems that change is a slower than we think. i'm confident that change will come, but i think it will be, i
think we will have to wait a couple more years. people are enjoying these films, i think big institutions just need to rethink their system to give them the respect and recognition they deserve. a final thought, we respect and recognition they deserve. a finalthought, we have respect and recognition they deserve. a final thought, we have to mention the brits. you've already mentioned sam mendes1917. any other british talent you think might walk away with a golden statue this year? having to think hard about that! i'm so having to think hard about that! i'm so confident on 1917 that i can't see much room for any other brits but the one film that i really want to single out that i could see changing the game is parasite. it's an astonishing film. it's
incredible, everyone who's seen every festival in the us has just gone mad for it and what's so astonishing about it, it's up for six awards, is the first south korean film to ever be nominated for an oscar. it's up for best director, best international film and best picture and i think that would really be a very good sign if parasite took home awards. we shall see, really good to hear your thoughts. after holding talks at sandringham, the queen says she says she would have preferred prince harry and meghan to remain full time members of the royal family but supports their wish an independent life. boris johnson visits stormont —— to meet members of the newly—restored northern ireland assembly —— after three years of political deadlock there. five candidates are through to the next
round of the labour leadership contest —— four women and one man. no carjourneys through the centre of birmingham. that's the amibitious idea from the city council, in a bid to drastically cut pollution. in the next decade it wants to stop private vehicles driving through the tunnels under the city. cars will be restricted to a ring—road around the centre with only buses and bicycles being allowed to criss cross the city. transport correspondent peter pilsner reports. birmingham's always been billed as the motor city and back in the 1960s, drivers were positively encouraged to get behind the wheel. with the construction of a network of ring roads, underpasses, and flyovers, the car was definitely king. but 60 years on and with congestion, pollution, and climate change worries, we're now being urged to find other ways of getting around. that's where today's launch
of birmingham's new transport plan comes in, with its radical proposals designed to end our love affair with the car. birmingham is transforming into a fantastic international city, and we need a fitful purpose transport system here, and today, we've laid the foundations to what we'll see his massive improvements in the way that people can move across our city, in a renewable way and an efficient and cheap way that doesn't always rely on private car. birmingham city council has already declared a climate emergency, and it's committed to introducing the clean air zone later this year. but for any counsel wanting to sort out its pollution problem, the last thing you want is a big tunnel like this allowing people to drive right through the city centre. birmingham already has a ring road around its central area, but at the moment, a lot of traffic uses the tunnels simply to cross the city. the latest proposals would ban everything other than buses and bicycles, pushing traffic onto the ring road and hopefully onto public transport as well. we want to reduce air
pollution and improve air quality right across the city so everything has to be in the makes. there is nothing that's off the table. improvements are already happening, including this new cycle lane, but campaigners say more must be done. the reason this is not more used is because at the moment, people can drive their cars along here 30 miles an hour. i can go along here at 50 miles an hour. so if we convert this and we have a bus lane which is cheap, and a car lane, people will soon move to buses and cycles. i mean, that has to be the way we do it. with congestion and pollution getting worse, experts now maintain doing nothing is no longer an option. peter pilsner reporting there. let's get more reaction to this. amanda stretton is the motoring editor at confused.com. very editor at confused.com. good evening. it's a radicé plan. very good evening. it's a radical plan. what do you make of it?
very good evening. it's a radical plan. what do you make of mm very good evening. it's a radical plan. what do you make of it? it is indeed a radical plan. it's extremely forward thinking of birmingham castle. i was absolutely stunned when i looked through that there was no mention of electric vehicles in this. so this is a very broad stroke approach, banning all vehicles, electric or internal combustion engine from the city centre. i think it's very forward thinking but my goodness, there is a huge amount of infrastructure that needs to be put into place and go back before they put some thing like this into place. i presume when you talk about infrastructure, you're talking about improving public transport for a start. evidently public transport. they talk about improving the metro network but also bus networks as well. i'll think one big question people ask is are these buses going to be green as well? bust technology is still a little bit behind that of electric cars so
there will be a huge amount of development needed and i did chuckle to myself when i was reading the plan because they are relying on hs to to relieve a lot of the bird moving into the city centre and my understanding is that is by no means a done deal yet. i know the british heart foundation has warned dirty airwill heart foundation has warned dirty air will lead to more than 160,000 deaths from heart attacks and strokes over the next decade so maybe it is only radical plans that can makea maybe it is only radical plans that can make a difference. totally, and i totally support the plan. i think it's a level of confusion that really gives consumers because your are right, the foundation figures are right, the foundation figures are staggering. we are talking about are staggering. we are talking about a re really are staggering. we are talking about are really serious problem here. of course, what this proposal is going to do isjust course, what this proposal is going to do is just funnelled the traffic that has to get near the city centre
into a more condensed area. that's just going to cause enormous amounts of more pollution and the air will still travel, so the air quality problem still could be a problem for birmingham asa problem still could be a problem for birmingham as a whole. itjust got to be very much concentrated in certain areas. so i sense, and correct me if i'm wrong, that you welcome the initiative, but you aren't completely convinced it will work. is not that i'm not convinced, ijust think that work. is not that i'm not convinced, i just think that a lot needs to happen in order to make it work. for consumers, for motorists, for businesses, one of the other proposals is banning lorries and deliveries into that area as well. i just don't quite know how i think what they are talking about having isa what they are talking about having is a central hub, micro hubs, and these final point deliveries actually being made by an electric bike. i'm not quite sure how that will work in reality, so i'm very excited, i just have
will work in reality, so i'm very excited, ijust have a degree of caution. thanks forjoining us. the airline flybe has refused to comment on reports that it's trying to secure emergency funding to prevent its collapse. the airline is the uk's biggest regional carrier and insists it's business as usual with all of its flights currently operating as normal. the reports come a year after flybe was bought for 2.2 million pounds by a consortium including virgin atlantic and the stobart group. since then, the consortium has invested tens of millions of pounds in the airline, but losses have continued. our business editor simonjack has been at exeter airport and he sent this update. we've seen people checking in for flights to newcastle and manchester here tonight, but you don't start having talks to the government about help with your tax bill if you are not straight right up against it and this is very substantial and important business. it operates 139 routes across eight countries,
it carried over eight and a half million passengers last year, and it directly employs 2,300 people. now you'll remember that the government refused to request from thomas cook for a £150 million lifeline seeing it would create a moral hazard. companies could think they could come for the government every time they got in trouble, but remember, this is a government that put regional connectivity right at the top of its political agenda and these links between aberdeen, newquay, belfast, southampton, manchester and others, are absolutely key to some of these local economies, so there is a political hazard as well because if it does collapse, it will do nothing to further those greater connectivity ambitions. cooler weather in australia has allowed firefighters to take control of most of the huge bushfires that have swept over the eastern side of the country. 28 people have been killed,
and thousands of homes destroyed — with record temperatures, and strong winds fanning the flames. our correspondentjonathan head has been to one small community in new south wales where a0 houses burned down, to see what chances residents have of re—building their lives. and much of southeastern australia, the fires have moved on. leaving behind a withered landscape and wounded communities now counting the cost of this disaster. we came across an army ambulance here to offer help. they found that few residents have come back yet. there is no power and so many houses have been destroyed. this is, or was, —— the kinds of places australians have
come to be close to nature but in this exceptional hot season, they know now it comes with a very high price. once the threat of the fires has eased, this community has to face the challenge of not only how they rebuild, but whether they can defend themselves more effectively against future fires. mcglocklin is against future fires. mcglocklin is a retired civil servant who moved here 20 years ago for the tranquility and the views. his house was consumed by a bushfire so intense, it melted machinery into puddles. he's had enough. we'lljust drift off to queensland and move near children and grandchildren. you've decided there's no more future for you here? well, i'm getting sick of trying to rebuild this. i think i'lljust pack up my bag and drift off into the sunset.
the weather has now cooled, but smoke hangs ominously over the hills. hundreds of fires are still smoldering. this isn't over yet. they're hoping that there's not much left to burn now, but this is the end of their losses this fire season. but what about next year? jonathan head, bbc news. a man has been rescued after spending more than three weeks in the alaskan wilderness with nothing more than a temporary shelter to protect him. tyson steel was spotted by mountain rescue teams after his log cabin burned down. he had built himself a snow cave, and carved an sos sign in the snow. the thirty year old had managed to salvage a few tins of food and a sleeping bag to help him survive the minus 26 degrees celsius nights. his parents had raised the alarm
when they hadn't heard from him for three weeks. now it's time for a look at the weather with darren it's been a stormy start and there's a lot more wind and rain on the way for tomorrow. go all the way to the other side of the atlantic and that area of cloud is developing for tomorrow. this area of cloud quite clearly is storm brendan. that has brought some damage and disruption and is still very windy outside at the moment. these are the gust we are looking at for the next few hours to the evening. strong winds around the coast, coinciding with some high spring tides as well so it's been very windy in the western isles of scotland, saying that way for a little bit longer, but we will see the winds easing down a bit overnight. that band of rain should clear away from the southeast of england, clear skies follow. showers
will be wintry in the north and there will be a quite a bit of snow falling away. i see conditions here as well. a bit milderfurther falling away. i see conditions here as well. a bit milder further south. let's set the scene for tomorrow. that's what's left of storm brendan to the north of scotland. won't be as windy by the morning, perhaps some sunshine around, some showers too, and then we see the winds picking up from the southwest. this is the rain coming in as well. some heavy burst of rain in the southeast of england, whether whether heading to scotland and northern ireland. strong winds across england and wales and for some areas in the east, and may be windier than we've seen east, and may be windier than we've seen today. all clarity windy in the northwest of scotland and still cold in scotland and northern ireland. if milder further south across edenton and wales. —— england and wales. that will push away from most areas during tuesday evening, the weather
lingering in the southeast for a while and close to that area of low pressure to the north of scotland, more wet and windy weather towards the northwest corner of scotland. some are clearing away in southwest england. in the afternoon it to be dry and sunny and in many parts of the country, a chance to take a bit ofa the country, a chance to take a bit of a breather. those temperatures down to seven or 8 degrees and it won't be as windy. more wind and rain coming in from the west on thursday, by the end of the week and the weekend, the weather looks very different. much drier, quieterwinds and much colder.
hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. the queen gives her blessing to prince harry and meghan striking out on their own, after the royal family meets to tackle the subject in sandringham. after admitting it shot down a passenger plane iran faces allegations of cracking down on the people out protesting against the regime. a volcano in the philippines erupts notjust with gushing lava but with rare volcanic lightning. we'll explain what's happening. also coming up on the programme. there are things that i could have handled on the ground much better, these are very war, emotional environments. scott morrison admits his government could have done a betterjob responding to australia's wildfires — as a poll shows voters' support for him has plumetted. (titles)