but we've done that. we are little legends. everyone who's rung samaritans is a little legend, aren't they? jane mccubbin, bbc news. in light—hearted online conversation, the queen has recollected becoming the first young person in the commonwealth to receive a junior life—saving award from the royal life saving society. appearing in good spirits just a few weeks after the duke of edinburgh's funeral, she recalled her experience with lifeguards, who have been recognised for saving swimmers, and a senior figure from the royal life saving society. you obviously completed a life saving award. what was one of the memories that stuck out for you when you did it? well, it was of course all done in the bath club, in the swimming pool. and i suppose i didn't really actually realise quite what i was doing, you know?
because i think i must have been 12 or something — 12 or 14. it's a very long time ago, i'm afraid. i think it's changed a lot. your majesty, when you say it was a long time ago, - it was in fact 80 years ago. that's terrible, isn't it? we know that you were actually the first holder of the award. i i didn't realise i was the first one. ijust did it. and had to work very hard for it. time for a look at the weather. here's chris fawkes. five miles down the road we see the results of that cloud, a big heavy downpour passing through. we have had a turnaround from the exceptionally dry weather in april.
leuchars in five, only five millimetres last month and now this month they fired well over a month's were, and there's lots more rain to come for scotland and the whole of the british isles in the week ahead. it is going to be an unsettled week with lots of showers. why? you do this, an area of low pressure right over the top of the british isles. these things would normally work their way northwards and eastwards out of the way back that can't happen at the moment, because we have a blocking area of high pressure stopping that low in his tracks so instead it stays overhead. we have widespread showers around today with more to come this week. it is one of those days when most of you will see a downpour or two was not quite a few of you will see several. some heavy storms around southern england this afternoon. the most frequent showers across northern england, northern ireland and scotland as well. temperatures for most of us around 14—17 celsius. overnight tonight it is going to be
a slow process as those showers gradually begin to fade. we could see a spell of rain moving northwards into scotland for a time. temperatures around six ounces. tomorrow, we have this early band of rain in scotland moving out of the way quickly stop —— temperatures around six celsius. further south, showers will begin to develop, and those showers will push northwards during the course of the day becoming heavy and thundery, reaching southern scotland and northern ireland through the course of the afternoon. it will become another ghastly kind of day like it was today. wednesday, still unsettled, still sunshine and showers with longer spells of rain towards parts of the south, but the winds will be a little lighter and that means that showers will be slower to move across the sky, so some of those showers, thundery, with temperatures round about 14—16. that showery
this month is making up the dry weather we had last month. time for the news where you are. goodbye. goodbye. good afternoon, it's 1:30pm and here's your latest sports news. good afternoon. the champions league final between chelsea and manchester city on the 29th of may could be played at wembley. uefa is set to decide by wednesday whether to switch the game from istanbul to london. turkey, which is in full lockdown because of conronavirus, has been placed on the uk government's international red list, with people advised not to travel there other than in extreme circumstances. our sport news correspondent laura scottjoins me now: uefa's meeting with uk government officials and the fa today — how likely is it that
the final will be moved? a lot will depend on how those meetings go between uefa, the government and the fa in turns of which way this goes, weather it remains in istanbul without fans being able to travel from the uk or whether they move it to wembley but it is incredibly complicated to move a final with such short notice. uefa only found out about turkey being added to the very best on friday when we all did. and it said that moving it is still on the table but it is a hugely complex issue. a key point here seems to be whether the uk government would grant a quarantine exemption to everyone that would need to come over to wembley for that final from abroad, that could be up to 3000 people including international media, sponsors and uefa officials say whether the uk government would grant fat or if it had to take place
in istanbul with the uk government give the players and club staff a quarantine exemption so they don't have to go into a hotel quarantine for ten days with the euro so close. they have not held anything from the turkish federation about what they think and we know that fans are disappointed at the prospect of not being able to see their teams but the uk government and uefa need to work out a compromise here and which is more important of all of these factors at play? there is a lot to 90, factors at play? there is a lot to go, just 19 days to go until this final and we expect a decision to be made in the next 48 hours. ﬁx, lat final and we expect a decision to be made in the next 48 hours.- made in the next 48 hours. a lot of --eole made in the next 48 hours. a lot of peeple waiting _ made in the next 48 hours. a lot of peeple waiting to — made in the next 48 hours. a lot of people waiting to hear— made in the next 48 hours. a lot of people waiting to hear what - made in the next 48 hours. a lot of people waiting to hear what is - people waiting to hear what is decided. thank you so much. he's had a great clay court season so far — but dan evans has lost in the opening round of the rome masters this morning after being beaten by america's taylor fritz in straight sets the british number one, ranked 26th in the world, struggled on serve throughout — and showed his annoyance at the end of the first set.
he beat novak djokovic in monte carlo and reached the last 16 in madrid last week but a first round defeat for him here in rome as he lost 6—3, 6—2 to fritz who is ranked five places below him in the world. australia have started vaccinating their athletes against covid—i9, ahead of this years olympics and paralympics the country has been slow to roll out the vaccine for the general population, but have decided to let their athletes jump the queue to give them what they say is "comfort and certainty" in their final preparations for the games in tokyo. olympic swimmer cate campbell was among the first to receive the vaccine: it isa it is a huge weight off your shoulders to be able to have access to this vaccine and i would really like to thank the aoc and federal government for allowing us to have this extra line of protection because we are going into a pretty
unknown situation ever in tokyo so to have this little band—aid is a huge weight off everyone's shoulders. rugby union fans will be admitted to twickenham for the first time since december, with at least 10,000 able to attend each of england's summer test matches. eddiejones�* side will play tests against the usa on sunday the 4th ofjuly and canada on saturday the 10th ofjuly. an england a side will face scotland a in leicester on sunday the 27th ofjune. there's plenty more rugby on the website including news of wales and ireland's summer fixtures. wales will come up against their former coach rob howley who is now assistant coach of canada. they'll also play two matches against argentina. check out the details on bbc.co.uk/sport, or the bbc sport app the labour leader, sir keir starmer, says he hopes his "refreshed and renewed" frontbench team will help the party bounce back, after poor local election results in england. among the changes — angela rayner, the deputy leader,
was sacked from her role as party chair on saturday, before being handed more senior roles last night. anneliese dodds lost herjob as shadow chancellor — she takes up the position of party chair in place of ms rayner. ms dodds was replaced as shadow chancellor by rachel reeves. and wes streeting, considered to be a strong media performer, was promoted to the shadow cabinet, in charge of the child poverty brief. andy burnham was re—elected as the labour mayor of greater manchester over the weekend. he said the party's disappointing local election results could not be blamed onjust on person. well, everyone has a role, don't they? everyone has to take some responsibility. but i think it's about collective rather than saying it's all about one person. you know, angela rayner doesn't set all of the policies on which we fight elections so, you know, that's why i made my displeasure clear, victoria.
but, as i say, i'm glad that it's been resolved and it seems to have been resolved in the right way. and it is now about moving forward. labour's got to stop this sort of internal focus, this civil war between those on the left of the party and those on the right of the party. from my point of view, that's absolutely pointless and disruptive. we have got a fantastic vision here in greater manchester. this is labour in power, showing what we can do. buses under public control, these are labour policies. isn't it about time the party starts celebrating those things? it's labour mayors. we've got a new woman mayor in west yorkshire, tracy brabin. steve rotherham re—elected. eight labour mayors elected at the weekend, but also across the country there are now ten. this is a really positive story. labour's been way too lukewarm about english devolution so far and it now enthusiastically needs to get behind it. so the party this morning, the shadow cabinet, everybody, needs to listen to
what the public were saying at the weekend. they are saying they like devolution here, they want more of it, and the party now needs to listen to that and show that it understands it. you said labour's lost its emotional connection with its supporters. you've just talked about buses, tracy brabin is promising the same now in west yorkshire, bringing buses under public control. what does the emotional connection bit mean? well, this is the thing. i was talking about the left and the right of the labour party having this usual war that they do at the weekend. so the right was saying that it was all the former leader, jeremy corbyn, it was all his fault. the left was saying, we didn't have the right policies at the election. i would say it's deeper than that. there is a loss of emotional connection. particularly in those areas that were previously strongest with regard to labour support. my former constituency or in hartlepool, that you mentioned. it's about authentic connected representation for those people, for those communities.
building from the bottom up on issues that matter for them. and that is what we are showing in greater manchester, that is what we are doing here with devolution. our counsel results were better than other parts of thecountry. why? because i think people can see that we are in the communities, we are working with them, we are building from the bottom up, we are dealing with things that matter to them. transport, i've just mentioned before. london has a much cheaper public transport system. i caught a bus this morning, £2.50 for a shortjourney. it's £1 more than it costs in london. how can that be right? labour should be all over that issue. why does public transport cost more in some of the poorest parts of the country? that is wrong and we should challenge it and speak up on issues that vex people in every single day of their working lives, and that is what the party has now got to do.
the re—elected mayor of london, sadiq khan, has given his backing to labour leader, sir keir starmer�*s reshuffle of the shadow cabinet. among the changes, angela rayner, the deputy leader, was sacked from her role as party chair on saturday, before being handed more senior roles last night. mr khan said there were a number of issues that had to be addressed for labour to win back the suport of voters. clearly there were mixed results and it is important to reshuffle the team and address the issues so that we can earn back the trust of voters across the country. what are the single things that have to happen so that you start winning elsewhere? people don't think we have changed enough and we need to change more. people are voting for other parties than paper and we have got to ask ourselves why that is and make sure that we address the concerns that
people across the country have. they are concerned about what happens after the pandemic is over. it got to stop navel gazing and make sure we address the aspirations and concerns people across the country have. ., ., , ., i. have. your own result, what your result? really _ have. your own result, what your result? really proud _ have. your own result, what your result? really proud of _ have. your own result, what your result? really proud of the - have. your own result, what your. result? really proud of the results we achieved _ result? really proud of the results we achieved on _ result? really proud of the results we achieved on thursday. - result? really proud of the results i we achieved on thursday. privileged and humbled that london has given me and humbled that london has given me a second chance to be the mayo. can't quite believe the size of the vote we got in the majority we got but we are really pleased. lastly; vote we got in the majority we got but we are really pleased.- vote we got in the majority we got but we are really pleased. why is it do ou but we are really pleased. why is it do you think _ but we are really pleased. why is it do you think that _ but we are really pleased. why is it do you think that it _ but we are really pleased. why is it do you think that it might - but we are really pleased. why is it do you think that it might have - but we are really pleased. why is it do you think that it might have felt| do you think that it might have felt it was underplayed the size of your mandate? mil it was underplayed the size of your mandate? �* . ., ~ ., mandate? all quite clear. a two horse race- _ mandate? all quite clear. a two horse race. he _ mandate? all quite clear. a two horse race. he said _ mandate? all quite clear. a two horse race. he said it— mandate? all quite clear. a two horse race. he said it would - mandate? all quite clear. a two horse race. he said it would be| horse race. he said it would be tight. five years ago london had a tory mayo and we need to make sure that we repay the trust londoners have given us by making sure we deliver over the next three years. i am quite clear. the key challenge for me and our city is make sure we
bounce back after this awful 15 months of a pandemic. but also concerns that all of us have around making sure our streets are safe. but also the twin challenges of air pollution and climate change. gordon brown is launching a fresh campaign to keep scotland in the uk in the wake of a the snp�*s latest election victory. the former labour prime minister declared that the think tank he set up, our scottish future, will become a "campaigning movement" to make the "positive, progressive and patriotic case for scotland in britain". we've got to get around the table and look at what can be done. i think borisjohnson should offer three things. he should offer a commission of enquiry into the future of the united kingdom. he should offer a permanent forum of the regions and nations and himself, discussing all of the big issues of the day. and he should offer an investigation into what independence means. his muscular unionism, which is trying to make britishness compete with scottishness, just won't work. project fear won't work. scottish people are far too proud. he has got to change.
he has got to realise that there is a big case for constitutional change, he's got to realise that there is no forum for cooperation and therefore there is a stand—off inevitably between scotland and the rest of the uk, and he has got to recognise also that if he wants to explain the benefits of the united kingdom, he has got to go out and do it and show why independence and the new pound or the new pension, or whatever it is, it just won't work. you've got a political promise nicola sturgeon's made without legal backing to do it. you've got a legal reality and she should publish the legal advice she is getting from her attorney general, her solicitor general, and i think you've got to get around the table to sort this out. i mean, this cannot be sorted out in the courts. the courts will tell you what they can't do but you've got to find out what you can do, and that's only by negotiation and discussion. that's how nicola sturgeon has described the chances of a second independence referendum for scotland after her party's victory in the holyrood election. the snp gained three extra
seats for a total of 64 — just one short of an outright majority. one of those gains was ayr. our scotland correspondent lorna gordon has been there to find out what voters want to see next. they are hunting for treasure on the windswept beach in ayr. bobby, what did you get today? so far i've got two pennies, a 5p, a secret message in a little bottle. this election sends a message, says nicola sturgeon, that scotland has a mandate for a second independence referendum. david agrees. if there was an independence referendum tomorrow, i'd be very much for being independent and being in charge of our own destiny. so you would vote yes if there were a referendum tomorrow. and you would vote? i'm on the fence at the moment. i'm on the fence. do you guys, when you are searching
through the sand here on ayr beach, ever discuss politics? not generally, no. it's like how many ring pulls did you find? how many bottle caps did you find? ayr saw one of the most dramatic results in this election, with the seat switching from the conservatives to the snp, who won by 170 votes. these swimmers staying cheerful, even though they are disappointed. well, i'm a tory voter, so i'm not too happy about the snp being back in. so i'm not very happy. however, you've got to go with the majority. nicola sturgeon says she wants to be the first minister to lead scotland to independence. no. personally, we wouldn't survive. so with the question of scotland's future taking off again, is there more to politics here than the constitution? is scotland like a single issue country now? i don't know if it is. we spoke about this. i think when you look at some of the feedback, it's been you either voted snp for independence, or you voted
with another party for the union. and i voted labour. labour is my preference, but would still be in favour of independence. at the town's sunday market, among some, passions are running high. i just want to show my badge. that's all i need to say. i wear it all the time and have worn it and i will wear it for ever more until we get independence. while for others there is a weary resignation about what the next few years might hold. i think it'sjust going to overshadow everything else, but what can we do? it's another five years of it. that will be nearly two decades, won't it? just wait and see. what is this? a baby's bottle. when is that from? probably 1950s, �*60s. it is thoughts about the future that are the deciding factor for this pro—independence voter. i want it for my grandchildren. it's not for me, is for my grandkids. why's that? well, let's put it this way. would you be happy to let the woman
next door to you to hold the purse strings? for everyone in favour of independence here, there is someone else who wants the union to remain. and how do you feel about the idea of another referendum? it makes me nervous. it really does make me nervous. and the fact that i just, personally, i wouldn't want to be away from the rest of great britain. i think we are better off staying united. what lies ahead is far from clear. the first minister insists the question of a referendum is now a matter of when, not if. lorna gordon, bbc news, ayr. the us government has declared a state of emergency — after the country's largest fuel pipeline was hit by a cyber attack. reports suggest the group responsible is demanding ransom money to restore services. the emergency status will allow fuel to be transported by road instead. german sex workers have told the bbc that a countrywide ban on the industry is putting them in danger.
sex work is usually legal and largely regulated in germany, but the government has closed brothels as part of coronavirus restrictions. as our berlin correspondent, jenny hill reports, many workers say they have no choice but to flout the ban. translation: i've been here for 23 years. - i love myjob. jana's out of work. germany's brothels closed, sex work banned because of corona. translation: right now i'm 0k. i've had help. i get a basic income each month from the government so my rent and things like that are paid. we're normal people, you can't wish us away, otherwise the business goes underground. like many, aisha isn't registered with the authorities and told us she has no choice but to keep working. she didn't want to be identified.
translation: i didn't think about the ban. . i just kept working. everyone did secretly — i don't get any help from the state but there are charities which help with food and clothes. early evening in one of berlin's red light districts. we saw at least a dozen sex workers. what's causing concern are the ones you can't see. the corona restrictions are supposed to make life safer for all of us. the sex workers we've spoken to say for them they have simply made life more dangerous. and some suspect an ulterior motive. an attack on the industry itself. translation: throughout, - we have felt we're notjust legally restricted but discriminated against on all levels. - of course, it can be safe. we have security and hygiene protocols. i they're not different from those - of hairdressers or massage parlours. zusu, casper and cleo are part of a support network run by trans sex workers. we met them as they prepared to hand out supplies, advice to people on the streets here.
clients know that it's illegal at the moment so clients, they can steal your money and just leave, because what are you going to do? call the police? with hotels being closed, often we're expected to host clients in our homes but they don't want to give any information. so you just end up having to decide whether you're going to take the money and be unsafe, pay your rent. you know, it's not a nice situation. the pandemic�*s exposed parts of german society some would prefer to ignore. what they really want here is recognition. jenny hill, bbc news, berlin. there's growing concern about a small whale that's believed to be still swimming in the river thames after it slipped loose from a rescue team overnight. large crowds gathered yesterday at richmond lock, in south—west london, to watch divers and fire crews try to free the minke whale to a safe location. matt graveling reports. trying to turn the tide.
as the thames recedes, it leaves behind a baby minke whale, grounded in richmond lock. first responders hosed water over its weak body. hours earlier, the whale had first been spotted a few miles upriver, near barnes bridge. but, by 5pm, it was stuck in richmond, sparking a big emergency response and an even bigger crowd. they don't rate its chances too much. i don't know what the tide's like, but there is a lot of shallows, as well. the tide seems up at the moment, but, yes, it is probably going to be a sad outcome, i think. i hope he's going to be ok. it's heartbreaking if you think they're in danger. _ but as day turned to night, the rescue continued.
on land, the police controlled the crowds. in the water, the fire brigade and rnli looked after the whale. the first thing we knew was the twitter video of the whale coming up underneath i think it was barnes bridge. at the moment, our main priority, which is what we have just managed to do with the help of the rnli and the fire brigade, is to actually get it on to our rescue pontoons, which will keep it supported in the water and will get it off the ramp it has been lying on. the london port authority of asking for people who have seen the well to get in touch because they want to find it and assess it. now it's time for a look at the weather with chris fawkes. hello again. well, i suppose it's a good day for spotting a rainbow or two. a particularly unsettled day where most of you will see a shower at some point during the day. quite a few of you will see several showers with the rain on and off pretty much all day, and what a change in weather fortunes that is because it was particularly dry in april. leuchars in east scotland only
managed three millimetres of rain through the whole of the month. may is more than making up for it. here is one of the wettest places in the uk, have already had well over a month's worth of rain and we're only ten days into may. that may not be extensive as we go to the west of the week. notjust in scotland but across the whole of the british isles. it's going to be a particularly wet spell of weather and it's all down to this area of low pressure. this low pressure, normally the lows would move out of the way so they would not hang around but this one cannot move to the north and east because they have got this blocking area of high pressure and so instead the low�*s going to be over our heads pretty much all week bringing those shower clouds in. showers extensive today and may well ease off our time across southern england, a bit more sunshine, but we will see another batch of showers crossing from france particularly into sussex and kent. heavier showers today. northern ireland, northern england and scotland. some of them have hail and thunder mist in, temperatures around about 14—16 . overnight, rain for a time
pushing into scotland, but across inland areas those showers will clear. temperature is around six or 7 degrees overnight. tuesday, early rain clears out of the way in scotland and for a good chunk of the day it should be reasonable here. the same too for northern ireland and northern england. however, further south, those showers really start to develop and through the afternoon they will drive northwards across the whole of england and wales, northern ireland and into southern areas of scotland. again, some thunderstorms mixed in with these heavy downpours and temperatures for most of us still around 14—16. it will continue to be quite windy. those winds tend to die away a little bit on wednesday. another day of sunshine and showers but this time weather showers form, because the winds that bit lighter, they'll hang around and be slower to move through. temperatures still 14—16. through the rest of the week, it stays unsettled. slower to move through. temperatures still 14—16. through the rest of the week, it stays unsettled. may is making up for that dry april.
this is bbc news. the headlines... the uk lowers its covid alert level, as the prime minister prepares to announce a major easing of lockdown restrictions in england. it's understood he'll say that, from next monday, there can be a return to indoor hospitality and household mixing, and people can hug each other again. after labour's crushing by election defeat, a reshuffled shadow cabinet meets, amid calls for an end to infighting. iamat i am at the scottish parliament where some of the new msps are going through the induction process. what is not new are the questions about a possible second independence referendum, with voices on the prounion and pro—independence side making themselves heard.