the album covers. all vital visuals for a band that liked to say no. i do remember that when we went on the road there was a big resistance to publicity. i think we were a bit po—faced and snotty. it is in many ways a record of an era which is now past. when albums ruled and no one was counting the cost of rock excess. david sillito, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. here's stav da naos. good afternoon. the big uk headline todayis good afternoon. the big uk headline today is that the eastern side of england is finally seeing some sunshine. this is from a weather watcher in north yorkshire are
showing virtually unbroken blue skies. but for the north west and west of scotland we have more clout around. but all the eastern side of england based in sunshine and the cloud you can see across the northern half of scotland plaguing many parts with even a bit of light rainfor many parts with even a bit of light rain for the many parts with even a bit of light rainforthe far many parts with even a bit of light rain for the far north and in towards the northern isles. any sunshine will come and go for central parts of scotland and northern ireland but feeling quite warm in the sunshine. most of the sunshine across england and wales and generally feeling warmer than yesterday. most noticeable across eastern areas which have been quite grave for the past week or so. top temperatures close to 20 degrees in the south east. this evening and overnight things turned cool again. some frost possible. signs of change across the south, a weather front
bringing patchy rain and cloud with increasing humidity. so on thursday it isa increasing humidity. so on thursday it is a chilly start for most, lots of sunshine once again. the weather front across the south continues to move north bringing patchy outbreaks of rain. it introduces more humid airand in the of rain. it introduces more humid air and in the afternoon we could have some sundry downpours developing. very much needed rain. quite a warm field to things with a top temperature between 20, 20 two celsius. then into thursday night, early friday morning, quite a humid feel to things and more persistent rain moving up from the south. that weather front continues to move north on friday introducing some sundry downpours possibly because the air will be quite warm and humid. most public through wales,
the midlands, northern england and into east anglia. across the north—east quite a chilly feel with more of a breeze. then the weekend the community is pushed away so a bit fresher. and it will feel warm in the sunshine. —— the humidity. good afternoon. now, time for the day's sports news with me, jessica creighton. england have once again been given a hugely challenging draw, for the 2019 rugby world cup in japan. they're in the same group as france and argentina. let's get more from our rugby reporter chrisjones — chris, what's eddiejones had to say about the draw? second world cup in succession that england have been drawn in the toughest pool. eddiejones has quipped that he needs to go to the temples of japan and prayed very
ha rd temples of japan and prayed very hard butjoking aside, eddiejones says it is not a tough group, it is a good group. he is embracing the challenge. he feels these games against france and sheena in the pool stages will be the ideal preparation for the greatest challenges, the quarterfinals and potentially beyond. you could forgive some england fans, having a little bit of trepidation at the moment given the fate that befell england at the world cup in 2015. in terms of the other home nations, scotland have been drawn with ireland, and wales are with australia, so intense match—ups for them, too. how will they get on do you think? right across the pool stages, some mouthwatering clashes. pool a, scotla nd mouthwatering clashes. pool a, scotland and ireland drawn together. they both fancy their chances of getting out of the group but the big motive is to finish top of that pool and avoid the new zealand all blacks in the quarterfinal. new zealand have south africa in ten might be back all blacks to top the pool.
wales, the head coach has declared himself relieved to avoid the pool of death like they had back in 2015. but still, they have their arch nemesis australia. they are not able to beat at the moment. as well as the up—and—coming, georgia. if wales and england are both to get out of their pools, there could be a quarterfinal meeting between the two sides. wouldn't that be something? what can rugby fans expect from the host country japan — is it a country that enjoys its rugby? it is. the viewing figures for when japan shocked the rugby world and beat south africa in the world cup in 2015 were just absolutely enormous. rugby enthusiasm and everything around the game is only going to pick up as we build up to the world cup in 2019. it was heartening to hear that the prime minister of japan talking about how much she is looking forward to the event. how much of a rugby fan he is
and with this being the first rugby world cup in asia, what a wonderful option is used for the sport to grow ina new option is used for the sport to grow in a new part of the wild. chris, thank you very much. you have whet the appetite there. chrisjones, by the appetite there. chrisjones, rugby reporter. fifa are investigating the transfer of paul pogba to manchester united. he was the world's most expensive player when he moved from juventus last summer. fifa want to know who was involved in the £893 million deal and how much money they earned out of it. united say fifa have all the necessary documents from last august. that is all we sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. i will have more view in the next hour. we are speaking to the media. they arejust we are speaking to the media. they are just starting. have their discussions and sergei
lavrov said you kidding? tv journalist had asked that question. that just journalist had asked that question. thatjust happening journalist had asked that question. that just happening in journalist had asked that question. thatjust happening in washington. more now on the general election campaign. and the labour leaderjeremy corbyn has been speaking to supporters in leeds. the party has pledged nearly 5 billion pounds for its education plan to keep up with rising costs and said it will be paid the party has pledged nearly £5 billion pounds for its education plan to keep up with rising costs and said it will be paid
for by raising corporation tax. asi as i mentioned, here speaking in leeds, let's just listening. as i mentioned, here speaking in leeds, let'sjust listening. it is not necessary it is morally wrong that we accept the idea that people are homeless. we will deal with homelessness by building council houses. we are very clear about that because it cannot be right that in modern britain, so many people are insecure in their housing in the private rented sector. there are not in places to go around, and those that want to buy cannot raise the deposit because they are spending so much on rent in the private sector. so, they are locked out of the whole thing. i'm sure there are many in this audience that will feel very strongly about this. many adult children never let to leave home —— never get to leave home. difficult for the parents, you will never time talking about, don't you? i'm
looking forward to the election in order to bring that knowledge to bring that knowledge expertise to to represent this area. today we have beenin represent this area. today we have been in leeds college this morning talking to a lot of steam is. talking to them about their future in further education. their future in the ft sector. there education allowa nce in the ft sector. there education allowance was taken away, underfunded, taking away so many opportunities by the tories. if we deny young people be turned to learn at any stage in their lives, they end up achieving much less than they could. we, as a society, achieve less tha n could. we, as a society, achieve less than we could. so, let us start at the beginning. if you give every child a good nursery place, like we we re child a good nursery place, like we were doing with sure start centres in the past. then those children
achieve more in school. if you then underfund the primary schools, so that parents are asked to pay and collections at the school gate to help subsidise the pay of teachers and teaching assistants, that school is then obsessed with raising money in order to survive, when its objective is to educate and give the children in those schools the imagination they need. so, we will ensure that all schools are properly funded and we will not be asking pa rents to funded and we will not be asking parents to chip in, because the government is not prepared to pay being money that they do. i talked of homelessness, i also talk of the number of children that go to school on greeny morning. i was at the headteacher conference on may day. there was a headteacher with tears in his eyes telling me how he and depleted the lunch queue because he knew that the very poorest children we re knew that the very poorest children were not good to get an evening
meal, so he made sure that they got double helpings. well done, he! what a decent, kind man. he should not be put in that position and that difficult decision that he had to make. but he said is we will make sure that we will make sure that every child in primary school gets a free school lunch, eating together, so free school lunch, eating together, so that every child is entitled to that lunch and they get it together. and what a great memory. we all grew up and what a great memory. we all grew up having lunch together chatting about things. that is what education is about, but it is also about education. we are going to introduce a measure to ensure that every child can learn a musical enjoyment. white let us take you now to the most marginal labour seat in the country which is in chester. in an area that voted 50 point 7% for leave.
adam fleming has been to the city of chester to speak to voters about whether ukip could make headway in the election. bye greetings from the historic city of chester where we are talking about you get. —— ukip. of chester where we are talking about you get. -- ukip. sad to see the back of them? no, they were just a laugh. is that a uk dublin? no, a mcdonald's happy meal. you get coloured hair? had you think you cable do at this election? back-up, why is that? dated. when he's 25, do
you think that ukip will exist?|j don't you think that ukip will exist?” don't think so. i think they should fight on,. the way that labour is going at the moment they're vulnerable and there is public looking for a new party looking to back the working class. how do you think paul muscle, there are new leader is doing? —— paul nuttall customer. hello sir what do you think about you could? . look hello sir what do you think about you could?! look at that age account in the shape of a storm trooper. an oppressive array of drones? a paintball blaster. what do
you think you can she do, back—up fight on? at the last election, labour held the seat byjust under 100 votes, which means if you give voters decide to vote for someone else, it is pretty crucial. ukip talking about banning muslim clothing? is that abbey street —— up your street? they should fight on with issues with that. their purpose is gone and they seem to be scrambling around, appealing to far right policies and the only reason why they should stick around is so that's something nastier doesn't follow, in my opinion. are you a professor of politics? no, i don't get out much. few people think that you ukip should carry on.
president trump has sacked the head of the fbi — in a move which has caused shock in washington. james comey was informed of the decision after being handed a letter while giving a speech to staff in los angeles. the note from mr trump said "you are hereby terminated and removed from office". mr comey had been carrying out an investigation into alleged links between the trump election campaign team and russia. there is evidence that they were extremely carers. today is the best evidence ever that we have seen that our system is absolutely, lee
totally rigged. there's no way that anyone at the department ofjustice is bringing a case against hillary clinton. the fbi is reopening their investigation. it took guts, for james comey to make the move that he made in light of the kind of opposition he had. what he did, he brought back his reputation. the fbi, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is
investigating the russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 l election. that includes investigating links between any individuals in the john campaign and the government. —— the john campaign and the government. in respect to the tweets and the previous administrations tapping of their those i have no information regarding this week. —— regarding those tweets. ina moment, in a moment, the business. donald trump fires the director of the fbi , he says it is over his handling of the inquiry into hillary clinton's emails, but critics see a cover up over
the russia investigation. the family of 11—year—old evha jannath who died yesterday at drayton manor theme park describe her as a "beautiful little girl who was full of love and always smiling". no criminal charges will be brought against any conservative politicians or officials over allegations they breached expenses rules at the 2015 general election. hello, i'm ben thomson here are the top business stories. barclays is holding its annual general meeting today amid a backdrop of trouble and controversy around its chief executivejes staley. last month it was revealed that he had attempted to find out the identity of a whistle—blower in the company. he apologised and referred himself to the regulator. today will be the first time that mr staley has publicly faced shareholders since then — and there's increasing pressure on shareholders not to re—elect him as the boss. japanese car giant toyota has seen profits fall for the first time in half a decade. the firm said it sold more cars
in the year to march 2017 than in the previous 12 months but that higher costs and currency fluctuations hit results. the profit of £12.4 billion was down 21% from the previous year. shares in telecoms firm talktalk are down sharply after the firm cut shares in telecoms firm talk talk are down sharply after the firm cut dividends and warned about profits. at one point, shares were down 17%. it's warned that earnings may fall again this year because of the cost of attracting new customers with offers and discounts. alison brittain, chief executive of whitbread, has been named as veuve clicquot‘s business woman of 2017. she is a career banker whojoined whitbread in 2016 becoming one of only a handful of women who run fitzy 100 only a handful of women who run fitzy100 films the veuve clicquot business woman award was created in 1972 as a tribute to madame clicquot, who in the early 19th century developed modern champagne—making techniques and established the veuve clicquot brand — it champions the success of business women worldwide. alice bentinck, founder,
entrepreneur first and winner of the new generation award. a very good afternoon to you, alison. can you tell me what difference it makes being recognised by this award? well, it's a real delight to be recognised and to win the new generation award, but the main thing is to role model women in business particularly women who are starting their own companies and who are entrepreneurs and founders.” would love to talk more, but i believe the prime minister is speaking. i'm going to hang back to our main newscaster. thank you ben, here is theresa may in nottingham.
building a betterfuture for the united kingdom. every vote for the local candidates, that strengthens our hand in the brexit negotiations. and, just stop for a minute to think that the alternative would be. it would be to risk making jeremy corbyn are prime minister. can you picture it? jeremy corbyn? sitting at the negotiating table with the combined might of the european commission and 27 other european countries ranging ranged against him. but, the liberal democrats, the scottish nationalists and other parties are all mining up to prop him up and the possibility of a corbyn— led k coalition of chaos is real. a vote for any other party is to take a step closer to jeremy corbyn sitting at that brexit negotiation table. we must stop that
by winning support here in the east midlands and in the west midlands and across the whole of the united kingdom. we must also expose the nonsensical policies that jeremy corbyn and the labour party are putting forward in this election campaign, because they simply do not add up. we know labour would wreck the economy and that would render all of their promises totally undeliverable. now, by contrast, would we are doing is taking positive, credible deliverable promises out to voters. cobb policies like capping energy prices to support working families. protecting workers pensions against irresponsible bosses. bringing in mental health laws to end injustice. that is the positive message that will be taking out over the next 29 days, out into the community is out onto the streets. it is a positive
message and what i say to people is that it message and what i say to people is thatitis message and what i say to people is that it is not about how people have voted before, this election is about who people want to lead our country for the next five years. this election is about strong and stable leadership in the national interest. my instruction to candidates is very simple and very clear. take nothing for granted. i want you to be out there on those streets, no stone unturned, no street and walked down, no door on knocked on. i want you to ensure that you are out there with the voters, because it is only by working flat out, every day, until june the 8th, that we will ensure that we can gain the trust of the british people and win their support on polling day. so, that is what i wa nt on polling day. so, that is what i want you to be doing. i want you to
be out there campaigning hard and, you know, over the years i have been 20 years in parliament now, over the years i have learned how important it is to speak directly to voters and listen to their concerns. that is exactly what i want you all to be doing. also, across those 20 years i've also learned that you should never try predict election results. cani never try predict election results. can ijust never try predict election results. can i just leave never try predict election results. can ijust leave you with these thoughts on this point. if you go back to the 2015 election, the opinion polls got that wrong. they got the eu referendum wrong. and jeremy coren was a 200—1 outside chance for the life and leadership. ——jeremy chance for the life and leadership. —— jeremy corbyn was a 200—1 outside chance for the labour leadership. we need to make our case for you are strong and stable leadership in the national interest. going out there and taking that message to people. by and taking that message to people. by doing that, we can show people
that a vote for me and my team, my local candidates, is a vote for the leadership that is needed. that strong and stable leadership to take us through brexit and beyond. through my team a vote for my local candidates is a vote to strengthen our hand in those brexit negotiations. it is a vote that will lock in economic security for the whole of our country. by taking that message out, then we can win people support —— people's support. by winning people support we can show people that we must drive for britain and together we can fight britain and together we can fight britain and together we can deliver for britain. so, theresa may asking your audience there in nottingham, can you picture it? that question was can you picturejeremy corbyn
leading the government at the negotiating table ever brexit. —— ever brexit —— over brexit. she said she doesn't want to take anything for granted, she said polls have often been wrong in the recent past and she wants to garner every virtue can for her self and your local candidates in the east and west midlands. theresa may, speaking in nottingham. much more on all the day ‘s main stories with me and ben brown, coming up. but here is the weather coming up. it is a glorious day for much of the uk except for the far north of scotland where they've got cloud and outbreaks of rain. look at this weather watch picture. many of these have been coming through. now we're looking at wall—to—wall sunshine as you can see there in north yorkshire. but a different story in western scotland,
a cloudier story, cloud streaming in from the west, tending to fill in a little bit across southern areas but the bulk of england and wells has glorious unbroken sunshine. some light rain across the north of scotland. in the south we should make 14—15d in the central belt. what a difference across the east coast as well, feeling warmer as a result of all that sunshine in what has been quite cold. beverages warmer across the bold board i think we could see as much as 20 degrees across the south—east, but generally speaking17—18. a cool night, some frosting places, a bit cloudy and then further north in scotland. there is a weather front moving in, bringing sin humid air it 20 feel a little bit my dear. that will move northwards through the day on thursday. many places starting off
fine, quite chilly but a lot of sunshine. a warm feeling day further south and a muggy feeling day two. we could see some thunderstorms being sparked off across southern and central parts as temperatures reached 20—22d in places. through thursday night, more persistent rain pushing into southern areas, with another weather front there. so, some very useful rain needed for those dry gardens. friday, i cloudy comic humid feeling day. there will be since central outbreaks of rain, and could be some thunderstorms mixed internet rain as it will be quite warming unit. the orbison sunshine across southern areas —— there will be some sunshine across southern areas. as we had loads of a weekend that get pushed away and that will feed in sunshine and showers on saturday and sunday. it will be pleasantly warm where you
escape the showers, but a bit of a mixed weekend coming up warmer you have sunshine. . this is this is bbc news, i'm annita mcveigh. the headlines at 2pm. absolutely explosive news out of washington tonight... political shockwaves as president trump tells his fbi director: you're fired. he says it's over hillary clinton's emails, but critics see a cover up over russia. mr president, with all due respect you are making a big mistake. but president trump claims james comey had lost the confidence of almost everyone in washington, republican and democrat alike. the 11 year old girl who died on a school trip to a theme park in staffordshire — her family say their world has been torn apart. no conservatives will face charges for breaches of expenses rules over the 2015 general election — says the crown prosecution service.