good morning. welcome to breakfast, with rogerjohnson and mega munchetty. our headlines today: at stake, a place in the world cup semi—finals for england for the first time since 1990. we are one of the youngest teams in it, but we are in improving side who wa nt to it, but we are in improving side who want to make her own history. -- our owfi. at 3 o'clock, millions of people will tune into the match against sweden, with a simple message, temperatures are high, and so are expectations. it's coming home! it's coming home! it's coming home! it's coming home! it's coming home! football's coming home! with many hoping for more scenes like this, we'll have all the build—up to the game in samara from russia and from around the uk. after a 12—hour summit at chequers, theresa may secures the cabinet's backing for her plans for brexit. here at wimbledon, it's a big day for the british number one, kyle edmund.
he's playing his first ever third—round match here, and he's up against the three—time champion, novak djokovic. another fine and dry and sunny and hot weekend. for the majority, good weather. and also in russia. more in 15 minutes. it's saturday the 7th ofjuly. our top story: england take on sweden at the world cup today, seeking a place in the semi—finals for the first time in 28 years. manager, gareth southgate, says his players want to make history. the country will come to a standstill, although some are going to be caught in a clash with the country's biggest game in years, as breakfast‘s tim muffett reports. he does it! england win! victory.
euphoria. but england's success has posed many a dilemma. these two are getting married this afternoon near great yarmouth. they have decided to also showed the match to guess rather than ignore it. hopefully it will be a conversation starter instead of people sitting on their phones and hiding away the blue we hope we win or it might be miserable. us series a lot, it is coming home. it is coming home. london. we barbecue is being readied, this meat has been selling fast. sausages and burgers. we will win the football 2—1 come on, england. the british beer and pub association believes £24 million will be pumped into the economy. this woman has never sold so many
flags so quickly. everything has gone and we had to reorderfrom suppliers to be a good year. as soon as they score, you hear a screen, looking through the window. a nation prepares. temperatures are high. so why the hopes and expectations. the market, bbc news. —— tim muffett. our moscow correspondent, sarah rainsford, is in samara where the match takes place. it is great talking to you on these match days. you give us so much insight into these cities which there is no reason for us to know much about, really. samara is another one. i am much about, really. samara is another one. iam in much about, really. samara is another one. i am in the centre. for this world cup, the complete city centre has been closed off to traffic. the fans and local people arejust enjoying traffic. the fans and local people are just enjoying the competition. it is extraordinary. there is a
great scene on the beach near here. a massive river flows through the city. several other world cup cities as well. they have a nice beach. it has been so hot many football fans are down they are enjoying a local delicacy, beer. there is a brewery in town. what better to hope for. the crowds are not that huge. not many england fans in russia. what they lack in numbers they definitely make upfor they lack in numbers they definitely make up for in hope. they are desperately hoping this could be england's get so big they have been singing and chanting sweden are singing and chanting sweden are singing too, but the english fans hope finally they can do it and make it to the first semi—final in 28 yea rs. it to the first semi—final in 28 years. in terms of enthusiasm, the english will win. i think they might be even. definitely the beach, the swedes were the loudest. fairly even
in terms of enthusiasm. we will have to get you on the england side. thank you. edging it on the beach. the match will kick off at 3pm. there will be coverage on bbc one starting at 2pm, or you can listen on bbc radio 5 live. in the other quarter—final, russia versus croatia kicks off at 7pm, with highlights on bbc one 10:25 tonight. theresa may appears to have faced down hardline critics of the european union in her cabinet to secure an agreement that will keep the uk closely aligned to brussels after brexit. the deal was struck at the end of 12 hours of talks at the prime minister's country residence, chequers. some leave supporters regard the plans as a sell—out. with more details, here's our political correspondent, chris mason. you know you have had a long day when it is midsummer and when you set off home from work it is dark. this was chequers, the primary
retreat for the prime minister late last night. cabinet ministers met for 12 hours to discuss brexit and they agreed on a plan. a few hours before, at dusk, the reason may set out her proposals. we set out the collective position. the proposal will create a uk and eu free trade area which establishes a common rule book on industrial goods and agricultural products. this will maintain high standards but we will make sure no changes can take place without the approval of our parliament. as a result, we will avoid friction in trade, protecting jobs and livelihoods, and meet our commitment to northern ireland. the prime minister wants to see a facilitated cussons arrangement that would remove the need for cussons checks as if in a combined customs territory. —— customs. freedom of movement will come to an end in the government wants to be able to
secure free trade deals with countries around the globe. but already, some livre supporters regard the plans as a sellout, fearing the uk will remain too close to the eu after brexit. and then there is the matter of how all of this goes down with russell is. chris mason, bbc news, at westminster. —— brussels. let's get more now from our political correspondent, jessica parker, who's at westminster this morning. good morning to you. i suppose she has finally for now got the cabinet on side. this has got to go to europe and the european union have to agree to it. that is absolutely right. lock, this is undoubtedly a close race and get to the eu. many in theresa may's cabinet may have wa nted in theresa may's cabinet may have wanted more. the question is will the grumbles get louder? will the publicjoined a the grumbles get louder? will the public joined a chorus? the grumbles get louder? will the
publicjoined a chorus? a brexit supported twittered last night that british businesses will continue to bea british businesses will continue to be a rule taker from the eu. british businesses will continue to be a rule takerfrom the eu. i hope the details are better than the breaking headlines, pray god. theresa may will hope the uneasy feeling peace can last. the plans will be talked about later. theresa may will face her parliamentary party next week. regardless, a lot of speculation that the european unionjust will of speculation that the european union just will not where it. and michel barnier, the negotiatorfor the eu, said i look forward to the white paper. we will assess proposals to see if they are workable and realistic. not a ringing endorsement, but not a wholesale rejection either. thank you. we will talk to one of the backbench mps later. the thai boys who have been trapped
in a cave for two weeks have written letters to their parents, saying "don't worry, we are all strong." the group's handwritten notes include requests for different types of food and appeals not to be given lots of homework. in another letter, their coach, who took them into the complex, has apologised to their parents. let's talk to our correspondent, sophie long, who's at the rescue site. it is something we have been tracking closely. sweet messages from the boys. they were delivering letters last night. it is the first time we have heard from b—29s year old coach he apologised, reassuring them he was looking after the boys as best as he could. people are treating them while. we also have m essa 9 es treating them while. we also have messages from the boys. one of them said do not worry about me, i can ta ke said do not worry about me, i can take care of myself. lots of requests for food, asking grandmothers to cook them special dishes when they get out. also, letters from pa rents
dishes when they get out. also, letters from parents have been taken into the boys in an attempt to keep up into the boys in an attempt to keep up the morale. one of the parents addressed the coat saying we do not blame. it has always been a race against time. now time is absolutely critical. there was a concern yesterday about oxygen levels in the cave but they connected a pump and oxygen levels a re cave but they connected a pump and oxygen levels are coming up. they are also trying to establish a communication cable so they can speak to their parents. the big worry at the moment today is the weather. heavy rain is forecast for later today. if it comes, the worry is that the water could rush back is that the water coutijmsi’rbatiir the is that tha water soata'msi’rbatiir the cave and re— flood it. a into the cave and re— flood it. a huge effort is being made to reduce the water levels to a level safe enough to get the boys out. they have established dams around the
area. the leader of operations says they have an emergency plan in place if that happens to get them out, but we heard the tragic news of the death of the former navy seal yesterday who lost consciousness coming out of the cave which underlines just how dangerous any such attempt could be. thank you. police investigating the latest nerve agent poisoning in wiltshire say they've begun examining more than 1,300 hours of cctv footage. charlie rowley and dawn sturgess remain in a critical condition in hospital, after being taken ill a week ago. investigators believe the couple may have handled a contaminated object. members of a global team of researchers say they've reached an important milestone in the quest to design a vaccine that could protect people from hiv.
the trial, which appears in thejournal, "the lancet," involved 400 people. scientists acknowledge there are still huge challenges to overcome but say they are cautiously hopeful. you cannot escape the football this morning. what is your prediction for the match? good football becoming home? a guide dog seems to think so. the labrador predicts england wins. there you go. what does that prove? one thing! there you go. what does that prove? one thing i did not miss from the world cup is animals predicting things. shall i get them done? world cup is animals predicting things. shalli get them done? i do not hate the world cup! by the animals... not everyone is usually interest did. the front pages. the mirror. here we go again with harry kane on the front. pictured on the
times as well. and the times is leading on boris johnson times as well. and the times is leading on borisjohnson in the firing line as the prime minister claims a brexit victory. theresa may called for unity after the 12 hour meeting in chequers. they have made it clear that they will not accept public dissent. the foreign secretary will be sacked if the rebels again. the ft. the business world and whatever happens from the recent negotiations. backing a soft brexit. they are saying it is a pro—business decision agreed yesterday. a borisjohnson led eurosceptic counter—attack fails suggesting it was not all completely harmonious in the discussions. the daily telegraph. also looking at the cabinet signing up to the brexit
deal. interestingly, yesterday, looking at the bottom of the paper, we we re looking at the bottom of the paper, we were showing you an inflatable limb of donald trump. have you seen it? -- blimp. it will be flown over london. sadiq khan said it is fine. it is saying that donald trump will be kept well outside of london for the bulk of his visit to avoid protesters expected to gather in the capital. here are the details about philip may, the husband of theresa may, escorting melania during the visit. we will be covering that, obviously. we have done a full set of what we have got. theresa may wins cabinet agreement for soft brexit plan. a diet could help plans to combat cancer. and talking about
the football. i was looking through my social media feed. some shops are offering a discount on waistcoats as long as england is in the tournament. i don't know if ben thought about it when he was thinking about what to do. very dapper. gareth southgate, he's the new fashion icon for the country, orfor he's the new fashion icon for the country, or for england. he doesn't have to get up at 3:30am.” country, or for england. he doesn't have to get up at 3:30am. i think, though, ben, the weight of expectation is slightly more pressure that you are facing —— than you are facing at 3:30am. normally i feel under lots of pressure, but you know what's going to happen this time, no great surprises in the forecast. more of the same, mostly
dry through the weekend, lots of hot sunshine and for the majority it's because of high pressure, our familiarfriend, still because of high pressure, our familiar friend, still with us. this highly is parked on top of the british isles this saturday morning. —— this high. a few misty patches this morning, chilly in parts of scotland, very muggy in the south of england. through the day, most places will have sunny skies. coastal mist and murk around some irish sea coast and through the day, more cloud beginning to roll into western scotland, the odd spot of drizzle can't be ruled out here but eastern and southern scotland fine, 24 or 25, more cloud in northern ireland with the odd spot of drizzle. in england and wales, if you're watching the big match, looking sunny, the small chance of a shower in the south—east. for the match, the forecast, under the cloud, which should be patchy, good spells of sunshine at some are
through the day. temperatures around the kick—off, around 26 or 27, barely a breath of wind. maybe a bit hot for the players i suppose but the weather at least playing ball. what about wimbledon? you can see there will be a bit patchy cloud, sunny spells to take us through the day and temperatures up to around 30 war3i. asi day and temperatures up to around 30 war 31. as i mentioned, the small chance of a shower in the south—east to the far south—east into the late afternoon, could be heavy, but most places won't get one —— 30 war 31. overnight, not much change, dry weather, clear spells, warm and muqqy' weather, clear spells, warm and muggy, the twin 15 and i8 weather, clear spells, warm and muggy, the twin 15 and 18 for many. notice the strong cloud producing drizzle in the south—west, associated with this cold front. when we talk about weather fronts, that often means rain but this one won't bring much rain, a few spits and spots in the north—west of scotland, gradually sinking south—east tomorrow. it will
introduce cooler, fresher air into the far north—west. for northern ireland, southern scotland, england and wales, another sunny day and hot and wales, another sunny day and hot and humid day. 30 or 32 in the south—east, 30 in birmingham and manchester, cooler in the far north—west. what about next week? not a huge amount of change but one thing you will notice is a bit of a cooled down as we go to the middle pa rt cooled down as we go to the middle part of the week. no great surprises in this forecast, plenty of hot sunshine to take us through the weekend. you're right, ben, not a surprise at all but we're grateful. thanks very much. we're back with the headlines at 6:30am. now on breakfast, it's time for click. the thing i love about mit in boston is that whenever you open a door
in a basement you could run into anything. unless it runs into you first. which might be why, for the seventh straight year, mit has been named the world's number one university. and, i'm going to say it, this is one of my favourite places in the world. the thing i love about mit is that it is all over the place. it really is. the buildings have this brilliant higgledy—piggledy nature and inside its the same. here at csail, for example, there's stuff all over the place. it's wonderful. the computer science and artificial intelligence lab, csail, is mit's ai powerhouse, with some of the world's foremost researchers in the field. here, a! has taught itself to see through walls while robots are being built to swim
through our bodies. but it's obvious that we are still only starting to explore how to use artificial intelligence and robotics. 20 years ago, computation was a task reserved for experts because computers were large and expensive and you really needed to know what to do with them. but today, everyone has access to computation, and, infact, computation is so prevalent, we don't even see how we depend on it, we don't notice how we depend on it. well, the next 20 years will be about bringing ai and robotic technologies in our lives to help us with cognitive work and the physical. project revoice is an international
neurone disease has been given back his sense of self through technology. project revoice is an international initiative to help give people with mnd or als their voice back. using software from canada—based company lyrebird, it can synthesise an accurate recreation of someone's voice from a relatively small amount of audio. lyrebird's software was famously and controversially used last year to recreate the voices of us presidents donald trump and barack obama. pat quinn was one of the early cofounders of the challenge. he was diagnosed with als in march 2013. the extent of his illness now means he cannot speak. he was one of the first to be given his voice back by project revoice. one of the things that we hear from people with als is that they,
you know, that their voice really reflects themselves and their own thinking about themselves. but we also hear it from their family members and that is really where, you know, people say that we weren't thinking about the fact that we would not be able to hear this person speak any longer until it was gone. and then, suddenly, we really missed their voice and missed that side of them. so there is something inherently unique about a person's voice that hopefully we are able to capture and keep in the future. pat concedes that his new voice is not perfect. because he did not record this
voice prior to losing it, lyrebird used online videos and speeches as their basis. lyrebird's algorithms analyse several hours of quality recordings to digitally recreate a person's speech. i don't think there are many companies before have done something that allow people to copy their voice off a small amount of audio. speech synthesis is an old research subject and it has been going on for more than 30 years. but what we provide is for people to really do it in their home and you can go to our website, record yourself for a few minutes, and after that you will get a voice. the hope is to extend the scope of project revoice more people internationally, to allow more people with mnd and als to recapture and recreate their own voice. last week, you'll remember this
robot, which followed me around collecting my tennis balls as i prepared for wimbledon. sadly, i didn't quite make the draw. but it turns outjen copestake did. yes, it's a beautiful day here at wimbledon. we're checking out all the technology behind the tennis tradition. artificial intelligence gets everywhere these days. even here at the all england club, where ibm's watson is busy at work behind the scenes. we're going to see three ways ai is being utilised at the tennis for content creators, players and fans. first, content creation. where are we right now? we're in the bows
of broadcast centre. these are what we affectionately refer to as the bunkers. any chance of running into roger federer down here? he might be in the media room around the corner. watson's incredible processing data power is being used to create highlight reels with no human involvement. listening to the noise of the crowd and listening for those really exciting moments. taking in the audio feed from the side of the court, and you know those rounds you get where you get the real "oohs" and "aahs. " so if the crowd's excited, it might put that down as an exciting point. it's looking at the data to decide, where are the pressure points in the match? it also looks at how the players react. how animated they are with their arms, how obviously emotive they are when they do that. it combines those together to create an excitement level and that gets fed into this dashboard and all of the points are ranked, and at the end of the match, watson will also generate a highlights package based on those exciting points, and they give that to the content team so we can get it out quickly. players can also take advantage of this quick
turnaround of highlights. instead of going through hours of video, each team is given a unique website to check. here are roger federer‘s unforced errors. this helps coaches create a narrative of what happened in the game and quickly see where they can improve against their opponents. players, we sort of sometimes forget they are really the biggest fans of their own sport, and they want to know how their friends are getting on, their rivals are getting on, but also those statistics and data that help them in their own analysis of how they are playing, that is really valuable as well. and for fans who want deep analysis, they can get it by accessing all of the statistics via wimbledon‘s new facebook messenger bot. that's also driven by watson. watson has one final data trick to show off. it's the first nonhuman to design a wimbledon poster, celebrating 150 years of the all england club. it uses visual recognition to scan
over 300,000 historic photographs. the final result is this mosaic made up of 8400 individual images. instead of the usual colour matching, watson was taught to recognise the different elements of a photograph, such as umbrellas, and find umbrella photos to match. even the texture of the court is made up of other photographs of courts. well played. that was jen at wimbledon. and back in boston, my robot tour has left me hungry for more. the spyce restaurant is where i'm going to feed my need. touchscreens take the orders, robots cook the meals, and the humans are relegated to the source stations. chicken rice... an orange delivery box zips up and down a track transporting ingredients and dropping them
into seven specially designed spinning pots. they toss the food, keeping a constant temperature via an induction plate. the only thing letting down this computerised cohort of wok wielders is arguably the people in charge of delivery. they haven't called my name out yet. is that supposed to happen? ah, it was there all along. look at that. was i supposed to get a drink with my order? 0k. right, thanks. the concept is the brainchild of the spice boys, four mit graduates who spotted a gap in this in this field to fill in this tech hungry town. now, this is obviously only suited to stir fries, and maybe other dishes where everything is cooked together and presentation is not an issue. well, that's it from this robot
restaurant, and that's the end of a us trip for this time. i hope you've enjoyed it. thanks for watching. and would you like some kale? hello. this is breakfast, with rogerjohnson and naga munchetty. good morning. here's a summary of today's main stories from bbc news: millions of people are expected to stop what they're doing this afternoon, to watch england take on sweden in the world cup quarter—finals. manager, gareth southgate, says his players want to make history. if they win, a match against russia or croatia will be all that stands between them and the final. theresa may appears to have faced down hardline critics of the european union in her cabinet, to secure an agreement that will keep the uk closely aligned to brussels after brexit. in a letter to conservative mps last night, the prime minister said she expected full support
from her ministers. some leave supporters regard the plans as a sell—out. the thai boys who have been trapped in a cave for two weeks have written letters to their parents, saying "don't worry, we are all strong." in another letter, their coach, who took them into the complex, has apologised to their parents. emergency workers have now set up an air supply line to the group. police investigating the latest nerve agent poisoning in wiltshire say they've begun examining more than 1,300 hours of cctv footage. charlie rowley and dawn sturgess remain in a critical condition in hospital, after being taken ill a week ago. investigators believe the couple may have handled a contaminated object. members of a global team of researchers say they've reached an important milestone in the quest to design a vaccine that could protect people from hiv. the trial, which appears in the journal "the lancet," involved 400 people. scientists acknowledge there are still huge challenges to overcome but say they are cautiously hopeful. almost all wildflower meadows
in the uk have been lost since the 19305, according to conservationists. they say that the survival of nearly 1,400 species of insects that rely on meadow plants is at risk because of the decline. the department for rural affairs says it's committed to protecting wildlife as part of a 25 year plan. world cup fever is sweeping across the country. gareth southgate can do no wrong. one fan has added "gareth" to southgate street. a few others have done the same. english fans are
certainly embracing the team. and the sartorial impact... only the most dapper and suave of men can carry off a waistcoat. you would not put them together, a waistcoat and football... a great first touch. we see what you have done with your outfit. i will concentrate on what is going on here. everywhere, people are packing up tents. a huge week of sport. this is the line outside wimbledon. extreme sports! they have been doing this for the last 30
minutes. you can get a sense of the scale of this when we moved the camera. a great atmosphere. everyone is talking about the football. kyle edmund, going on court at around five o'clock, perhaps, it depends on the other matches. you have this. how are you going to keep an eye on the football while also concentrating on the tennis? we hope for a concentrating on the tennis? we hope fora brain concentrating on the tennis? we hope for a brain break at three o'clock so we can leave and watch the game at the local pub. —— rain. so we can leave and watch the game at the local pub. -- rain. i do not think you can get very far hoping for a think you can get very far hoping fora rain think you can get very far hoping for a rain break. think you can get very far hoping fora rain break. a dilemma. think you can get very far hoping for a rain break. a dilemma. people will be looking at phones later on. a lot of french fans. delighted.
while they continue with that, we will go to russia to see the match tomorrow at samara. not as hot as on centre court perhaps. at three o'clock we will focus on the world cup on the bbc 300 miles to the east of moscow, the capital of russia. natalie pirks is there for us. it is the chance sweeping the nation. —— chant. it is the chance sweeping the nation. -- chant. you can bring it home again! either at russian stadiums or english pubs, the three lions. and the new updated lyrics have not escaped the notice of the england manager. not as questionable as most of the lyrics that have been sung about me in the past. so, no
problem with that. i will let that continued. football is coming home again. to escape that here. a heatwave caused a water shortage in samara, but in outpouring of love for the manager. the best thing that has happened to england. he plays how it should be played supreme i see no reason we cannot win. they have to get past sweden's first. they are are 12 ranks below england. this could be the first semi—final in 28 years. the swedes are more than confident of providing an upset. the last time they played each other, ericsson was the swedish manager. it is a difficult one. who was going to win it? i hope sweden,
but it is very tight. 50—50. was going to win it? i hope sweden, but it is very tight. 50-50. 3pm, england is on the down. appropriately in the homeland of arbour, the winner takes it all. —— abba. so, natalie setting the scene there for england's biggest fixture in 12 years. the last time they got this far at a world cup was back in 2006 when wayne rooney was controversially sent off against portugal, quite possibly down to the gamesmanship of a young cristiano ronaldo. england's so—called golden generation were knocked out on penalties. and for happier world cup quarter—final memories we have to go back 28 years to 1990 and gary lineker‘s penalty which sealed a 3—2 win over cameroon in a dramatic match in naples. we've heard so much about how this england team has connected with its supporters again at this tournament. well england's captain says they'll be dedicating today's performance to one young fan in particular. five—year—old, ben williams, is being treated for a brain tumour at the queen elizabeth hospital in birmingham.
his family presented him with a replica world cup trophy to celebrate his bravery after five weeks of radiotherapy, and they asked captain harry kane if he'd bring the real thing back for ben in a week's time. well, kane responded and said he'd go out there this afternoon to put a smile on that little boy's face. the first two world cup semi—finalists have already been decided, and the big news is the five time champions brazil have been knocked out by belgium. the french are really confident. they will win the world cup, they think. a dramatic day yesterday. the first two world cup semi—finalists have already been decided, and the big news is the five time champions brazil have been knocked out by belgium. brazil were many people's favourites
to go all the way in this tournament but an own goal and then this brilliant strike from manchester city's kevin de bruyne saw them beaten 2—1 in a brilliant game in kazan. and belgium will play france in the last four after they beat uruguay 2—0 in nizhny novgorod. an awful goalkeeping mistake let antoinne griezmann's shot in for the second. we now know that it'll be a european side that wins this world cup. here at wimbledon, and one man who'll be doing his best not to be distracted by england's exploits in russia is kyle edmund. the british number one's playing in his first ever third round match here, and he won't have it easy. he's playing the three—time champion novak djokovic on centre court. he may well be playing at the same time that england take on sweden in russia, causing a friendly rivalry between edmund and his swedish coach, fredrik rosengren. whilst lots of the games big stars have found the first week something of a struggle here at wimbledon, roger federer‘s still on for a record equaliing ninth title. he swept aside germany's jan—lennard struff in straight sets to cruise into round 4.
as does the seven—time champion serena williams. she passed herfirst proper test at this years tournament by beating france's kristina mladenovic. not such good news for sister venus though, who was beaten in her third—round match. england's cricketers have levelled their t20 series with india to set up a decider in bristol on sunday. eoin morgan's side won by 5 wickets in cardiff. chaseing down 149 to win, david willey hit the winning runs. such a busy sporting weekend, amongst all the tennis and the football there's also the small matter of the british grand prix. lewis hamilton is going for a fifth win in a row at silverstone, but his championship rival sebastian vettel set the pace in yesterday's second practice session.
qualifying starts this afternoon. the tour de france also starts later today and as britain's chris froome goes for a record—equalling fifth tour title he's received a mixed reception from the home supporters. froome's anti—doping case was dropped by cycling's governing body last week. now, back to the football for a final word from the legendary voice who was on the mic when it all went wrong for gareth southgate 22 years ago. barry davies is making his final appearance as a commentator here at wimbledon this week, but he's still paying special attention to southgate's redemption as england manager. 0h oh no! that point, in back, proved what a
decent guy he is. —— looking back. he lived with that failure and even took the mickey out of what he did. if we lived to sweden, i hope people do not get down on it. —— lose to. there is a change to the english players in the english team who appreciate the crowds who follow them, and that has not always been them, and that has not always been the case. there we go. sir barry davies. he will be watching it, like so many people here. you have done it! the first challenge of the day. the tent is in the bag, everybody. i will see you later. do not... oh no. no, no. we love the waistcoat. it looks very dapper. we will see later. somebody
tweeted us early on about this. ben will give us details about the high pressure and what is driving this andi pressure and what is driving this and i have nothing else to say about the weather... i will let you do it. ori the weather... i will let you do it. or i could have a cup of tea. i will tell you more. just this once. i have quite a lot to tell you about today, we will look at the weather at home and at the big match. mostly dry. hot sunshine. that covers it. what is driving itright across the top of the british isles that the moment. keeping us fine and dry and settled. the misty and murky, the irish sea coasts. for the vast majority, lots of hot sunshine to
ta ke majority, lots of hot sunshine to take us through the morning into the afternoon. more cloud. it could be bringing the odd spot of drizzle. 24- 25. bringing the odd spot of drizzle. 24— 25. wales and england, a lot of people will be watching the big match this afternoon. lots of sunshine. 32 degrees in the south—east. a small chance of having a road show. as promised, a look at the weather in russia. samara, scattered cloud overhead. blue skies as well. temperatures around kick—off at three o'clock, about 26 degrees. the fine weather should continue through the match. a little bit hot for the players. wimbledon, temperatures are even higher. 30 degrees this afternoon we expect with spells of sunshine to be had. patchy cloud at times. as i mentioned, a small chance for a
shower in the far south—east, especially kent and sussex in the early afternoon. fine and dry. clear spells. misty and murky. a change up to the north—west. cloud creeping its way through the picture. the odd spot of drizzle in the western isles. warm and muggy. 13— 18. high pressure is with us tomorrow. the high pressure responsible for the cloud in the south—west, it will bring some rain and drizzle really only in the north—west of scotland tomorrow. staggering further south. southern scotland, northern ireland, england and wales, certainly, a largely dry and hot day. deep orange colours on the temperature chart for tomorrow afternoon. widely into the high 30s. manchester and tomorrow afternoon. widely into the high 30s. manchesterand birmingham, 31, 32. cooler towards the north—west. the cool air in the west will sink south into next week. temperatures in london, dipping away
by the time we tuesday. things will not change all that much. largely dry. some spells of sunshine. no great surprises. award—winning. absolutely. we'll have the headlines for you at 7am. now on breakfast it's time for newswatch. hello and welcome to newswatch with me, samira ahmed. coming up on the programme: football's coming home, we're told, but has it been rammed down the throats of those who have no interest in it? and how do those from other parts of the uk feel about the attention being given to the england team in particular? another day of tension and drama on friday over the government's plans for leaving the european union began with an innovative attempt by political correspondant alex forsyth to describe the scenario facing the prime minister as she prepared
for the summit with her ministers at chequers. so what we've got here is theresa may, who is our king. she may come out on top, or she could be toppled, but right now, what she's doing is moving forward, one step at a time, as kings tend to do, trying to get her brexit plans through to the other side. now, broadly supportive of what the prime minister's come up with so far, we've got some people like, for example, the chancellor, philip hammond, down here. michael davies was unimpressed by that giant chessboard, querying why... lisette baker agreed: tuesday's outside source coincided with what, for many, was the highlight of the week, that rare occasion when the england football team won a penalty shoot out in the knockout stage of the world cup. the programme, shown on the news channel and internationally on bbc
world news, is broadcast not from a studio like this one, but on a balcony upstairs overlooking the main bbc newsroom. and, as the match against colombia reached its tense denouement, that posed something of a challenge for presenter ross atkins. err, morning commute, the workout, soul coffee. all... something's happened! colombia have missed, so, if england score, they are going through. i'm going to persevere, i'll do my best here, as thomas smith from nme was pointing out... i think i might just abandon this and talk about the football, because it's quite hard to get on with the story while so much commotion is going on. we're now in a situation where, if england score this goal, which i would love to show you, but we don't have the rights, they are through! and i think that means england are through. 0k. so, colombia are out, england are through! general pandemonium, and that's just here in the bbc newsroom. stephen garner was watching that
and describes what he saw. jon sopel had earlierjoined in the flag—waving by tweeting this picture of him from washington with the question: so, are these harmless examples of a sporting enthusiasm that reflects the national mood, or a worrying deviation from the bbc‘s traditional impartiality, which has been evident on air throughout the tournament? the pandemonium in the newsroom may not have been shared by fans of the northern irish, welsh and scottish teams, who are not always accustomed to lending their support to the english, or by those with no enthusiasm for football. kathleen foote: and the amount of airtime devoted to tuesday's game before and after it took place led colin reid to e—mail
with incredulity on wednesday morning. well, we aired complaints along similar lines a couple of weeks ago on this programme and, as they've continued to come in, we have invited the editor of the news at six, and the news at ten to repond to them. thanks for coming on newswatch. why does the world cup take over so much of news coverage? i don't think it does take over lots of the news coverage. clearly it's the world cup, it's once every four years. it's a global competition and there's huge audience interest in it. but, this week, we've covered england's progress in the competition and we've also reported on all of the stories we would want and expect
to report on this week, whether in syria, whether the mexico elections, whether exclusive stories from around the uk, pollution in our cities, the adoption scandal in ireland. i completely accept that there are parts of our audience, and it is a perfectly justifiable position to have, who thinks sport should not be in a news bulletin altogether. also i accept that some people would say, yes, it can be in a news bulletin but it shouldn't be the lead story. we take a slightly different view, which is that sport and sports news is important to our audiences and is something we take seriously and i think broadly, if you look at the audience interest and engagement, whether across television, across online, across radio, connected with this world cup, and the figures are huge, a peak of 24 million people watching england against colombia on itv one on tuesday, i think that does give an indication as to how much interest and engagement there is. there's been so much on air
about england matches and cheering fans, and viewers say it's not supposed to be the english broadcasting corporation, is it? again, we have to capture the moment and the drama and the high levels of interest but, it was only a couple of years ago that wales were having a fantastic run in the european championships. they got to the semifinals. there were big tv audiences watching live matches on television and there was a lot of coverage across the news. england are there and being covered i would reject the idea of if scotland were there, if wales were there, if northern ireland were there, they would be getting similar coverage. all those flag—waving tweets by bbc news presenters and editors, doesn't impartiality apply in sport? impartiality does apply in sport, and i would argue that we have been completely impartial in our coverage of the world cup. again, a couple of weeks ago, when the england team sheet for one
of their games was accidentally revealed by one of the coaches, we reported on that. we showed that image. and then, the bbc, along with other parts of the media, were accused of damaging the england team's chances than being unpatriotic, and somehow we should have been stifling in censoring our reporting. so we're covering all aspects of this. occasionally, bbc staff and correspondents might show some passion for a particular team or a cause i guess. in the end, it does show the human side which, again, parts of our audience do enjoy. you're not in charge of scheduling, paul, but news bulletins were really hacked back, shunted around. local news virtually disappeared at the start of the tournament. are you happy about that? i think the squeezing of the coverage was around incorporating live matches
into the schedule. i totally accept that, for some people, and that's a great thing that they want their full news programmes every day, because that's what we're here to provide. i would accept that, if news coverage is squeezed, people are going to find that frustrating. it's then up to people like me and other editors to make sure that if we do have less airtime, we really are covering the essentials of what should be in there. then, the sort of questions that come into our minds, if we have got a shorter bulletin, we're less likely to cover the football because, actually, we're being squeezed because of the football, so we need to reflect the rest of the news that is happening that day. you'll know, this issue keeps coming up, you're not the first editor to be sitting in that chair by being asked about too much sport pushing news of air. does the bbc have a responsibility to maintain full coverage of news,
whatever is happening in sport, and is it time to rethink the balance on this? there broadly has been full coverage on this. the ten o'clock news has been full duration during the world cup. but the local news coverage really did offend viewers when it seems to disappear in the early days of the tournament. as i explained earlier, there has been a squeeze and i do understand the frustrations. what i would say is we are looking at this and reviewing this the whole time. there is a tension there. as you've seen from the world cup, there are huge audiences, a high level of audience engagement with the world cup. again, the bbc and others, and other broadcasters, we have a sort of duty and expectation to cover that as well. paul royall, thank you. finally, on tuesday, a nurse was arrested on suspicion of the murder at a hospital of eight babies and the attempted murder of another six. the following night, judith moritz reported on the case for the news at ten. today, police searches have continued at the nurse's home. forensic officers searching the house and taking items away for examination. detectives are still questioning the 28—year—old about the alleged murders and attempted murders. elsewhere in that item, the nurse
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