Skip to main content

tv   BBC News  BBC News  June 30, 2017 1:30pm-2:01pm BST

1:30 pm
breeding grounds off africa, past the east coast of america and back across the atlantic, all the way to the uk in the gulf stream. when she was found last november, she was just minutes away from the anglesey sea zoo. the team there helped her overcome hypothermia, buoyancy problems and got herfeeding again. she may have come this far but it is in the end of the story. really, what we want to do is take her further south—west in the atlantic and release her in slightly warmer waters where she is north of the breeding grounds and let her find her own way there. we really need someone with a boat or ship or some means of transporting her from here. if that happens, menai will be back where she belongs, where experts hope she'll breed and so play a part in helping secure the future of this endangered species. sian lloyd, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. here's jay wynne. hello. good afternoon and this is a picture for one of our weather watchers in
1:31 pm
kent earlier. that is where the best of the sunny spells have been so far. elsewhere, a lot of cloud out there and some rain to be had. not too heavy and not too widespread but it isa too heavy and not too widespread but it is a bit dull and damp across the south—west of the uk in particular, down towards newquay, some wetter weather and elsewhere, a lot of cloud and pockets of rain. we will see damp weather in the east of scotland. a cool day in aberdeenshire, temperatures not much higher than 12 or 13. drier in western scotland and northern ireland but rather cloudy. outbreaks of rain in northern england, particularly the north—east and patchy rain in parts of the midlands and maybe west wales. temperatures getting into the low 20s in the south—east where we have already seen some south—east where we have already seen some showers south—east where we have already seen some showers and that could turn into the odd thunderstorm but pretty isolated. still breezy in the south and west with lots of cloud and further outbreaks of rain. more rain to come this evening and overnight, drifting south across england and wales but drier conditions following, still a good deal of cloud keeping chapters at
1:32 pm
nine or ten deal of cloud keeping chapters at nine orten in deal of cloud keeping chapters at nine or ten in the north and 1a or 15 further south. early rain in the south—east clears the way. a ridge of high pressure builds across england and wales, in particular bringing a decent weekend to most parts. particularly so for england and wales, a lot drier and brighter than recently. some early rain soon clearing away from the south—east and it brightens up quite nicely with spells of sunshine and patchy cloud, light wind. a different story in scotland and northern ireland, more breeze, more rain spreading from west to east butter warmer day in aberdeenshire, 19 or so and quite warm in the south—east, 23 or 24. sunday a similar day with early rain clearing away from the south—eastern corner and then it brightens up quite nicely with good spells of sunshine and once again, more of a breeze in western scotland with clout and outbreaks of rain. as we head into the start of the new week, yet another weather system coming in from the atlantic. it is weakening all the while so a fair bit of
1:33 pm
cloud, not a great deal of rain but some which will slip its way from the north—west of the uk, slowly getting down towards the south—east later in the day. of course, wimbledon starts on monday, maybe a few interruptions later but apart from that, pretty decent spells of play. on tuesday, again some rain in the south—west of the uk but lots of dry and bright weather elsewhere. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me. on bbc one, we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. british number three heather watson has missed out on a place in the final of the dagon international at eastbourne after defeat to the six seat, caroline wozniacki. aegon international ——. —— aegon
1:34 pm
international. wozniacki took the first set 6—2 before treatment to an abdominal injury in the second saw watson storm back to take it 6—3// the decider was the tightest set by some way as both players dug in for victory — the dane eventually took it 7-5 victory — the dane eventually took it 7—5 with a break in the final game of the match. and she will play karolina pliskova next because johanna konta should have been playing in the second semi at eastbourne after the watson match but withdrew with a back injury this morning, after a nasty fall in her quarter final tie against angelique kerber yesterday. . we were doing the best that we could to recover well for today but it was not quick enough. i still have a problem through my spine. big tournament next week for all of us, something i have got to regard when it comes to my health, my health has got to come first, and i'm doing everything i can. i'm taking the time to do whatever is best for my health. well andy murray's preparation has
1:35 pm
also been hit by injury. he pulled out of his final warm—up match, an exhibition at hurlingham, due to a sore hip. he was unable to practice yesterday but did manage to get out with his coach ivan lendl earlier, although he was showing some ominous signs — moving gingerly at the all—england club. after his session murray said he's hopeful he'll be fit for monday. so assuming he does play at the all—england club, andy murray begins the defence of his title with a match against "lucky loser" alexander bublik of kazakhstan. murray is in the same half of the draw as two time champion rafa nadal. —— two—time. second seed novak djokovic and roger federer are in the other half of the draw. britain's cameron norrie has been drawn againstjo wilfried tsonga. while alex ward, the world number 855, who's the only briton to make it to the main draw via qualifying, is rewarded with a match against the british no 2 kyle edmund. while in the women's draw number one seed angelique kerber and second seed simona halep both face qualifiers in their opening matches. defending champion serena williams of course misses the tournament due to the impending birth of herfirst child. if she is fit to playjohanna konta will face shay soo way, while heather watson plays maryna zanevska. after signing jermain defoe
1:36 pm
yesterday, bournemouth have added another player today, signing defender nathan ake for a club record fee from premier league champions chelsea. ake had a spell on loan with eddie howe's side last season and scored three goals in 12 games. the fee is reported to be around £20 million. the former chief executive of mclaren, ron dennis, has formally ended his association with the team he made one of the must successful in formula one. he's sold his shares in the company bringing to an end 37 years with them. dennis was instrumental in the development of lewis hamilton's career after signing him in 2007. olympic champion jade jones has missed out on a gold medal at the world taekwondo championships in south korea. she took bronze in the under 57 kilos category. jones has won two olympic titles but has never been world champion and she was beaten by korean ah—reum lee in the semifinal. damon sansum and bradly sinden also picked up bronze medals to make it a record medal tally for great britain butjones
1:37 pm
will have to wait for the next world championships in manchester to complete a career grand slam. it was my full, i was not me today, idid not it was my full, i was not me today, i did not fight as good as i normally fight. i'm just going to have to go away from here —— it was my fault. obviously saving the big occasion for manchester(!) can find more on all of those stories on the bbc sport website. i will have more in the next hour. the world's chemical weapons watchdog has said that the banned nerve agent sarin was used in an attack in syria which killed dozens of people. the gas was dropped in april in on a town in the north of the country, and drew condemnation around the world.
1:38 pm
despite denials of responsibility by syria's assad regime, the foreign secretary borisjohnson says there is no doubt that they were behind the attack. well, this is a first step on a process that the uk has obviously been trying to lead, to hold to account the people who are responsible for dropping chemical weapons in khan sheikhun on april 4th, and i'm pleased. although i must say, not surprised. that the opcw, the chemical weapons inspectorate, in fact confirmed that this is indeed sarin. the exact responsibility for dropping the sarin will now go to a joint investigative mechanism to be confirmed, but i've got absolutely no doubt the finger points at the assad regime, and we've got a european council coming up where we will drive on with the uk campaign to impose sanctions on those responsible. the us has already brought out sanctions on 300 people as a result of this. people who drop chemical weapons on innocent people
1:39 pm
should be held to account. an alliance of us—backed fighters is advancing on what was once islamic state's stronghold city in syria, raqqa. thousands more refugees are streaming out of raqqa as the terror group is reduced to a few hundred fighters. and in the last hour, a monitoring group has said islamic state is withdrawing from the last area it was holding in aleppo province, after a syrian army advance. it comes as us and uk backed iraqi forces continue their offensive in the city of mosul, after the iraqi government announced an end to the so—called ‘caliphate' is declared three years ago. germany has joined most other european countries in legalising same—sex marriage. parliament passed the measure by a majority of 393 votes to 226. it happened after the german chancellor angela merkel changed her position to allow a free vote on the issue, though she herself voted against. our berlin correspondentjenny hill
1:40 pm
explained how angela merkel‘s decision to allow her mps a free vote was crucial in enabling the law to pass. angela merkel may have voted against it herself but she will go down in history as the one who made this possible, the left have been looking to make this and take this before parliament, angela merkel has always stood firm against the issue of same—sex marriage until earlier this week, she gave an interview in which she appeared to drop her opposition, saying she had met a lesbian couple in her own constituency who had fostered eight children. following the meeting she had a change of heart. she went on to say that she would now allow conservative mps to vote with their conscience and not have to follow the party line. that, in effect, allowed the political left to bring hurriedly, because todayis
1:41 pm
left to bring hurriedly, because today is the last parliamentary session before they go off on summer break, to bring that bill to the floor, and because conservative mps are now able to vote freely, another support was there to secure the legislation. there was a lot of cheering and clapping as the vote was announced. not often you see confetti thrown on the floor of the german parliament but that is what happened this morning. interestingly, the politics behind this. by voting against the legislation, angela merkel has made sure that when it comes to the election here in september, she can say to the more conservative elements of her electorate that she stood firm on conservative issues. on the other hand, by in effect allowing this vote to happen, to go through, she is not only cementing her reputation as one of the west ‘s last defenders of liberal values, as she has been called, she is also seeing of a problem which might have occurred should her party win a majority in the autumn. as she is very likely to have to build a
1:42 pm
coalition. the partners she was looking at had indicated they would make same—sex marriage legislation a condition of coalition. angela merkel, whether by accident or design, has managed to head that off at the pass. it is worth noting that the lesbian couple who apparently changed her mind have now invited angela merkel to their wedding, reportedly. more than a quarter of women who are overdue for a cervical cancer testdon't know screening is available, according to cancer research uk. the charity found there was a particular lack of awareness among women who spoke english as a second language. around 3,000 new cases are diagnosed every year, but the charity says 75% would be preventable through early detection. our health correspondent, sophie hutchinson, has more. the point of the smear is not to find cancer but look for precancer cells, which can be treated very effectively. we can stop this cancer
1:43 pm
in its tracks. -- earlier, the bbc's victoria derbyshire programme covered the story. one woman, whose mother died of cancer, told the programme about the importance of smear programme about the importance of smear tests. my mother's death resulted in my father setting up the trust... and so i am a trustee and we do trust... and so i am a trustee and wedoa trust... and so i am a trustee and we do a lot of work trying to keep people informed about why it is so keep people informed about why it is so important to show up when you are invited, what it is actually about, what the experience would be like, trying to put people at these.“ eve ryo ne trying to put people at these.“ everyone took up testing, are you saying nobody need die of cervical cancer? i don't think scientifically you can say 100% but certainly we know we can prevent this cancer, it is not even just a case of curing the cancer while you have it, it is preventing it before it reaches that stage. certainly we know that screening prevents thousands of deaths every year. there is research to show that. you are 26, i know that you are actuallyjoining us from a hospital car park, you are
1:44 pm
there a test having discovered that you have abnormal cells, you found that out not having gone for surgical screening for some time, tell us what is your situation. few years ago, i suffer from a lot of pelvic pains, i went for a cervical screening, the test came back clear. the procedure for me was quite uncomfortable. quite painful. sol quite uncomfortable. quite painful. so i tried to put off the other screening. when i got a letter through, i ignored the letters. i must have ignored about 15 to 20 letters. mainly because i found the la st letters. mainly because i found the last procedure quite uncomfortable for me. i decided to go, they found
1:45 pm
low—grade abnormal cells and hpv infection and sol low—grade abnormal cells and hpv infection and so i am now going for another surgical screening, to make sure how serious it is. you say you ignored all the letters, having done that, having gone and discovered you have the abnormal cells, how do you feel about the fact you waited so long? when i got the letter through to say they had found abnormal cells, to be fair, i broke down in tears. i think that i wasjust quite angry at myself, leaving it too long. also quite grateful that i had been, because i dread to think what i would have put myself in if i had ignored it for another year or two years. i
1:46 pm
ignored it for another year or two years. lam pleased ignored it for another year or two years. i am pleased that i went through with it. studio: next year, russia will play host to the biggest event in world football. hundreds of thousands of fans will descend on moscow for the world cup. with the majority unable to speak russian, staff on the capital's metro system are being trained up to provide a fan—friendly welcome. our moscow correspondent, sarah rainsford, has been to take a look. voiceover: it's grand, it's fast, its efficient. but in just a year, moscow's metro will be flooded with foreigners, here for the world cup. the moscow metro is one of the most stunning in the world, but it's a pretty bewildering place to be if you don't speak or read russian. and that's going to be the case for the huge number of football fans who are heading here, probably less worried about the architecture than making it to the match. so this is the new football friendly face of the metro. so how do i get to spartak? you have to take the brown line number five... they are now training dozens of cashiers, like angelina, to operate in english.
1:47 pm
we are ready to meet everyone and hope we will give some happiness, because don't be afraid, we speak... we try and speak good english, sorry for mistakes, and we are welcoming here everyones. for those still baffled by all the cyrillic squiggles, there is more help at hand. spartak, there we go. woo—hoo! the new system is now getting a dry run at the confederations cup, but some visitors are still struggling. so let's go and ask for a return, and the booth says the lady speaks english, so let's see how we go. we found the lost man of the moscow metro and asked him to film his next trip. normally when you go abroad you can make out roots of words, but here, obviously with the alphabet being different, it's very difficult. there are no clues, no signs at all to help you. you just have to guess sometimes and trust you've got it right. luckily most russians aren't nearly
1:48 pm
so unfriendly as they're painted. do you know how to get to spartak metro station? three... three station. as for the metro staff, there's still a year to go for fine tuning before the world cup. sarah rainsford, bbc news, on the moscow metro. ina in a moment, a summary of the business news, but first the headlines: cladding fitted to g re nfell tower headlines: cladding fitted to grenfell tower during its refurbishment was changed to a cheaper version, documents seen by the bbc suggest. a coroner will work record conclusions of the deaths of three men who died in camber sands last summer. the parents of ten—month—old charlie gardner, who fought an unsuccessful legal battle to ta ke fought an unsuccessful legal battle to take into america for experimental treatment, say he will stop receiving life—support today.
1:49 pm
—— charlie gard. if you feel as if your money is not going as far as it used to, here is why, official figures say that we have suffered the longest period of walling spending power since the 19705. disposable income has dropped for the latest three quarters and the percentage of income set aside for savings has fallen to 1.7% which is an all time low. germany has passed a law that obliges social media sites to delete illegal content within 24 hours or face fines of around £43 million. it'll apply from october to websites that have more than two million users in germany, including facebook and google. we will have more on that in a moment. british airways has requested permission from the civil aviation authority to use qatar airline crew and planes to fly customers to destinations, during a strike by unite union members over pay and disciplinary action.
1:50 pm
the aces it hopes to operate close toa the aces it hopes to operate close to a full schedule. back to the story about germany cracking down on hate speech and other illegal content on social media. the companies could face hefty fines if they do not take down that content within 24 hours. the law comes into effect later this year. our correspondentjoe millerjoins effect later this year. our correspondentjoe miller joins us from berlin. talk us through how this is going to work, in practice. comes into effect in a few months' time, in october, and the truth is, nobody is quite sure how it will work yet. social media companies are scouring to get lawyers involved, to get people, to work out the process that will have to be involved. it may seem that will have to be involved. it may seem quite simple when it is a straightforward case of illegal hate speech or child pornography but they say the bulk of complaints they get about content is about stuff that is
1:51 pm
more ambiguous, that takes time to work out whether it is illegal under german law, often involves contacting the people involved, the people who have written the post, that takes a lot of manpower. that is what i wanted to find out, 24 hours from when...? from being notified by the authorities? customers? by whom? being notified by customers primarily, already under the current system they are notified by the authorities when authorities find something they consider a legal, the process of getting things down when it has been deemed completely illegal is quite swift, a recent report by the eu commission in brussels showed about 80% of illegal posts are taken down in germany within a very short period of time. what this really applies to is doing is the users flag up and say, this is something i think is abusive. one person's abusive post is another person's free speech and free comment and it
1:52 pm
is difficult to make those distinctions. what are the company saying about all of this? the company is voiced concerns from the very first draft of this law, they say that it would lead them to accidentally delete things for accidentally delete things for accidentally sends things because they were trying to avoid fines, turnaround times were unrealistic, they have been quiet since the law passed, a feeling that they will have to comply, what they are hoping is that human rights campaigners who have been opposed to this law for human rights reasons, will appeal it in german high court and brussels, where they say it contravenes a number of eu laws. some other stories now: the micro computing company raspberry pi has won the macrobert award, a top innovation prized run
1:53 pm
by the royal academy of engineering. the device was created to get children interested in computer programming but the cambridge based firm has now become the uk‘s largest computer manufacturer. fourteen million have been sold around the world with the us the company's biggest market. new rules banning junk food advertising across all children's media including online and social will coming into effect tomorrow as part of efforts to tackle childhood obesity. the changes also bring print and cinema ads into line with television, where strict regulation prohibits the advertising of unhealthy food to children. a consignment of the cereal weetabix has reportedly been impounded by new zealand customs officials, after complaints from rival weet—bix that it could confuse customers. the 300 boxes had been ordered in for a shop in christchurch, specialising in uk products. according to the guardian, weet—bix owner sanitarium said it would only release the cereal if a sticker was placed over the weetabix label but the shop's owner said it was bullying and that she was holding firm. we will watch that story. the price of oil has been on the slide. energy companies coming under pressure. but the pound has lost some of its gains from yesterday — and that's led to rises for companies exporting overseas — so their shares have been doing well.
1:54 pm
we're used to seeing emergency aid delivered by air but a new experiment in malawi should see aid delivered by drones. in one of the poorest countries in the world, flying may be the only way to get supplies and information where they're needed. bill hayton reports. small beginnings but could drone technology save lives in malawi? in villages like this, help can be a long way away, down a dirt track. when floods come, as they do almost every year, those tracks become rivers. the government hopes to deliver aid by air instead. these drones will be very helpful to people suffering from disasters. in terms of what the government wants to do to help these people affected
1:55 pm
by disasters. this is not the first time drones have been used in malawi. last year, the un children's fund began flying blood samples from remote clinics to central laboratories to test for hiv and aids. now, the government has let unicef open up part of the country so unicef open up part of the country so people with other ideas for using drones can test them to see if they work. this is a corridor that has 5000 square kilometres, basically a dedicated space, one year. private sector, resurgence fusions, can really test what drones can do for good. around half of the people of malawi live in poverty, the countries near the bottom of most measures of development. on their own, drones will not fix that, but this experiment will test whether they can be a part of the solution. time for a look at the weather forecast. looks like the south—east of england
1:56 pm
will see the best of the spells of sunshine this afternoon, here is the view from one of the weather watchers earlier on today. good spells of sunshine, mightjust begin to see one or two thunderstorms breaking out this afternoon. elsewhere, cloud around. this is the view from one of the weather watchers in newquay. rain on the windows. best of the sunshine in the south—east, a lot of cloud, most of the rain in the south and the west, most of it to be seen in the east, grey, and cool, 13 degrees. rain in the airas grey, and cool, 13 degrees. rain in the air as well. western side of scotland, dry, but rather cloudy through the afternoon. a lot of cloud in northern england, outbreaks of rain. in the south—east, a little bit of sunshine, one or two showers already, turning into the thunderstorm. 21, 20 2 degrees. further west, breezy,
1:57 pm
thunderstorm. 21, 20 2 degrees. furtherwest, breezy, cloudy, further rain and drizzle to be had, parts of wales. —— 21, 22 degrees. dry conditions following behind. a lot of cloud first thing tomorrow and temperatures not much lower than 13 of 15 degrees. sitting down into single figures in the far north and west. the weekend, looking pretty good, particularly so for england and wales. start off with a good deal of dry and bright weather, nothing for the second part of the week of —— in the second part of the weekend you will see more, good opportunity for getting out and about will stop does not last too long in the south—eastern corner, light winds, patchy cloud, nice day. further north, slightly different, more of a breeze, some rain. warmer day in aberdeen, 19 degrees, 24 in london. sunday, similar day, early rain clearing away from the south—eastern corner, bright across england and wales, light wind again, into the low 20s, and more of a
1:58 pm
breeze, bit more cloud and some rain in the western side of scotland. pretty reasonable weekend. how does the start of next week look? we will see the weather front moving through, not a great deal of rain, but there will be some, starting in the north—west, drifting south, probably getting towards the london area later on in the day. temperatures here about 24 degrees. there may well be a bit of rain towards the cardiff area on tuesday, most other areas should be dry and quite right with fairly light wind as well, top temperature, into the low 20s. if you need more details, visit the website. this is bbc news, i'm simon mccoy.
1:59 pm
the headlines at 2pm: the cladding fitted to grenfell tower during its refurbishment was changed to a cheaper version than had originally been proposed. meanwhile, downing street criticises kensington & chelsea council, after it cut short a meeting to discuss the tragedy, because journalists were present. an absolute fiasco, this is why i'm calling for your resignation, not because of what happened with the fire but the sheer and ongoing incompetence that this council has shown ever since it happened. a coroner will record conclusions into the deaths of seven men, including five young friends, who drowned off camber sands last summer. the parents of charlie gard, who lost their fight to take him to america for experimental treatment, say his life support will be switched off today. it's going to be the worst day of our lives... we know what day our son dies, but we don't even get a say over
2:00 pm


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on