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tonight at ten, theresa may goes to france to sell her brexit plans, as the governor of the bank of england, warns of the risk of a no—deal brexit. she's holding talks with emmanuel macron, as mark carney tells the bbc preparations must be made for no agreement with the eu. the possibility of a no deal is uncomfortably high at this point. brexiteers say the comments are project fear all over again. we'll be live in france. also tonight... zimbabwe's new president calls for peace and unity, as riot police try to break up an opposition press conference. so what now for the country? the sister of a young midwife who's been missing for a week, makes a heartfelt plea. she's my best friend and partner in crime. without her, half of me is gone. much of europe sizzles in a heatwave, with temperatures in spain
and portugal in the forties. and laura kenny returns to winning ways, as great britain secures its first gold of the european championships. and coming up on sportsday on bbc news... india captain virat kohli is still pulling the strings in the first test as england face a thrilling finish at edgbaston. good evening. theresa may's attempts to sell her plans for the uk's departure from the european union have taken her to france and talks tonight with president macron. a succession of ministers have travelled across the continent in recent days, for discussions, with their european counterparts.
meanwhile the governor of the bank of england has intervened in the brexit debate, warning that the chance of no agreement with brussels, was "uncomfortably high". but mark carney‘s comments have been criticised by some brexiteers, who say he's engaging in project fear all over again. our business editor simonjack reports. wish you were here. this is no holiday. government ministers are touring the scorching capitals of europe hoping to persuade leaders to get behind its proposed deal with the eu. the prime minister even cut short her own holiday to join the french president on his. meanwhile, the governor of the bank of england cranked up the temperature at home with this strongly worded warning. the possibility of a no deal is uncomfortably high at this point. it does mean potential disruption. certainly it does mean disruption to trade as we know it and as a consequence of that, a disruption to a level of economic
activity changes higher prices for a period of time. the governor of the bank of england does not say anything by mistake. he knows his every utterance is carefully scrutinised. so this was a very deliberate intervention at a crucial moment from a governor who thinks it is hisjob to highlight risks to the financial system, a governor that others think is too political by half. the bank manager, the canadian bank manager who won't be here in a while or so, has told us that everything is going to be terrible and the end of the world. well, he said that before, but the british people have said, "no, we are coming out of the european union." and i'm afraid people like the manager of the bank of england have got to accept it. but the boss of rbs said today the uncertainty over how we leave is affecting the value and prospects of a bank still largely
owned by the taxpayer. so we are preparing this bank for a very slow time in 2019. no matter what happens through brexit, we are able to look after our customer base. it does bear down on the share price. so there is a brexit discount on uk—focused stocks? it definitely is. i mean, any uncertainty brings some sort of discount. the bank of england may be sweating over the brexit outcome, but the governor also today offered this reassurance. the financial system will be ready for that undesirable and still unlikely possibility. the financial system will be ready. ready, but hardly winning. tonight the french president, emmanuel macron, is entertaining a guest on a mission. not the holiday either would have hoped for. simon jack, bbc news. our europe correspondent adam fleming is in le lavandou, near to where the the two leaders are meeting. this is mrs may's latest stop on the
european charm offensive, how well on the plans going down with the french? we know absolutely nothing about how this meeting has gone beyond what the leaders had for there are five course dinner. it does not mean it was a triumph or disaster, just that this is part of a long process and will end in a couple of months with a political declaration by the eu and uk about the shape of future relationships in the shape of future relationships in the years and decades after brexit. mrs may hopes the government published and so she is on a tour to make sure fellow leaders every part of the white paper is not misinterpreted. she faces challenges, not least the fact that the 27 remaining leaders of the eu negotiate as one and she has to win over more than just one or two, even
if they are powerful like mr macron. michel barnier has already identified areas that conflict with the eu's redlines and brussels wants mrs major focus the eu's redlines and brussels wants mrs majorfocus on the eu's redlines and brussels wants mrs major focus on unresolved issues to do with the divorce, like the northern irish border, so she has plenty of work to do and i suspect there will be many more five course dinner is in glamorous locations. adam fleming, thank you. the opposition in zimbabwe, says it won't accept what it calls the "fake" results, of the country's general election. emmerson mnangagwa, of the ruling zanu—pf party, was elected president by a narrow margin, and today called on zimbabweans to come together in peace and unity. but the defeated candidate nelson chamisa claims he can prove the process was rigged, saying there's been a "coup against the people's will". our africa editor fergal keane reports from the capital harare. "open for business".
the newly elected president's voice, as the the police order people back to work. this a day after the army pushed them home. who really runs this country and what kind of zimbabwe is it becoming? questions on the morning after victory. we were there in the early hours of the morning when the result was finally declared after days of waiting. emmerson mnangagwa of the zanu—pf party is duly declared elected president of the republic of zimbabwe with respect from the 3rd of august 2018. there you have it, quarter to one in the morning. the news that emmerson mnangagwa becomes the president of zimbabwe after this highly contested, volatile election. the slenderest of majorities amid claims of rigging, but it is enough
for these party loyalists. this is a story of parallel politics. for elsewhere in the city there was terror, soldiers beat civilians in several opposition strongholds. this man told us how they had attacked around 50 people at a bar. "we were just beaten and i don't know why," he says. "i lost consciousness, they beat men and women with rifle buts and whips". he showed us the bruises on his body. as these reports were emerging, a public relations disaster for the government. riot police arrived at a hotel where journalists had gathered to hear the opposition leader. they were pushed out. isn't this a democracy, i asked? no luck, there. then, a government minister arrived. at first there were angry exchanges with mdc supporters.
a senior zanu—pf figure has appeared. he is arguing with a member of the opposition, trying to get control of the situation. why did you come here? why did i come? yes. because i was told there was going to be a press c0 nfe re nce . i'm saying, let's go ahead. and so the opposition leader was able to appear, partly thanks to a minister's intervention. significantly he called on his own supporters to disavow violence. we are a democratic organisation and we do not believe in violence. we do not believe in anarchy. we do not believe in the use of weapons of war. and within the hour, the president himself had decided to speak. no triumphalism. an appeal to his defeated opponent. to nelson chamisa, i want to say
that you have a crucial role to play in its future. i watched the press conference with his foreign minister, a keen ally. who is really in charge in this country? the president or the security people? in fact, that question, i can even answer it. —— i can answer it when i am asleep. it is president mnangagwa who is in charge. tonight zimbabwe must hope for a more tolerant politics. it is by no means guaranteed. the stand—off between the new president and opposition seems to be hardening. what is your reading of what could come next? you have two things going on with the opposition talking about taking their concerns
over the election and claims of rigging to the courts which will probably happen in the next couple of days and at the same time you have a discussion going on within the movement for democratic for —— democratic movement to change. and to hear nelson chamisa say violence simply was not an option, we are a party of peace, that is a message to people that the opposition will not call supporters onto the streets and risk the violence we saw. there are questions for the president, he has to show the international community in particular he has control of the security forces because the events that took place in the city, that happened last night with soldiers attacking people, they harm massively his attempts to draw international support and to get the investment, funding from the world bank, international monetary fund the country needs to rescue it from
the country needs to rescue it from the crisis created by the decades of robert mugabe's rule, emmerson mnangagwa has the biggestjob of all. thank you. the sister of a woman missing for more than a week, has made an emotional appeal for help in finding her. gemma eastwood broke down in tears as she described her older sister, samantha, as her best friend. the 28—year—old midwife was last seen at the end of her shift, at the royal stoke hospital last friday morning. a 32—year—old man, arrested in connection with her disappearance, has been released on bail. phil mackie reports. samantha eastwood was described by herfamily as happy, bubbly and smiley and an amazing midwife. today, her sister made a tearful appeal for help tracing her. she is my best friend and partner in crime. without her, half of me is gone. samantha, if you are listening, please get in touch, we all love you and miss you very much.
we just need you home where you belong. this was the last confirmed sighting of samantha. she's on the left, leaving work after a night shift at 7:1i5am last friday morning. then driving away in her car, a few minutes later. she hasn't been seen since. this is where they found samantha's car and her keys were inside her house. neighbours have reported hearing a scream at around two o'clock last friday afternoon. police have said that is one of many different lines of inquiry. a 32—year—old man who was arrested on suspicion of kidnap has been released under investigation. dozens of officers are involved in the search and they hope the appeal willjog someone's memory. they are also trying to find samantha's distinctive radley purse, which is missing. samantha was jovial, talking about future plans, there were no concerns about her mental state, so, you know, to disappear isjust totally out of character and that
has obviously ramped up the concern from everybody. police have described it as a high—risk missing—person enquiry. friends and family still hope that samantha will return to them soon. if she is out there or anyone knows where she is, just please get in touch. get her home. phil mackie, bbc news, staffordshire. the youngest woman to be convicted of plotting a terror attack on british soil, has been jailed for life, with a minimum of 13 years. safaa boular was convicted of preparing acts of terrorism and attempting to travel to syria tojoin islamic state militants. she was part of the uk's first all—female terror cell with her mother and sister, who were both jailed injune. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn, has once again said tonight that anti—semitism has no place in the labour party. he insisted that he wanted jewish people to remain at the heart of the labour movement, and that driving out anti—semitism was his priority.
our political correspondent ben wright is at westminster tonight. this intervention from mr corbyn, will it come the storm after a difficult week for a labour? judging by some of the reactions, i am not sure it will. this was his latest attempt to try and repair the ru ptu red attempt to try and repair the ruptured relationship between his leadership and the jewish ruptured relationship between his leadership and thejewish community. after weeks of criticism over how he and the labour party have handled theissue and the labour party have handled the issue of anti—semitism. in particular, i think it was the decision by the national executive committee not to adopt in full with all the examples, an internationally recognised definition of anti—semitism. instead the incorporated it into its code of conduct. in the guardian, mr corbyn is clear that labour does have a problem and he promises to root it
out and he says that disagreements between the labour party and many jewish voices about the code of conduct, he thinks it can be smooth it out through dialogue although he does not commit to changing that policy. while there is plenty of rhetoric around reconciliation, i think it is the lack of promises of action that have angered a number of labour mps action that have angered a number of labourmps and action that have angered a number of labour mps and jewish groups. one said it would make matters worse and the jewish labour movement said trust had gone and they were looking for action, notjust promises. thank you for that. more than five hundred people have died in heavy rains in india so far this year, and there's still a month of the monsoon season to go. the north—eastern state of assam has been badly hit with more than (ani) a hundred thousand people affected by flooding. the devastation has seen several camps have been set up for those who've lost their homes, as our correpondent, nick beake reports now from assam. water is painting a dramatic new
picture in many corners of india. rice fields, now sprawling lakes. schools submerged. communities cut off. coping with the annual monsoon floods is a way of life here, but this year, it is the threat to life that is causing such alarm. at this relief centre, the strain of flood after flood is taking its toll on this mother of two. translation: this happens to us every year. i am so tired of it. my entire family was crying last night, because the water was neck high and no one came to rescue us. as we ventured to more remote parts of assam state, it feels like an aquatic ghost town. but then, signs of life and we meet those who refused to abandon their homes. translation: what will i do if i leave this place?
i have my house, my field is here. somewhere else, i would have nothing. i stayed here because i want to protect my house and all that i have. well, they tried to bring as many of the animals inside as possible, along with the scooters, but the floor here is completely caked with thick mud where the water came rushing in. if you have a look inside the bedroom, you will see that they have tried to stack up as much of the furniture as possible, but really they are fighting an extremely difficult battle and this is why. we are told the river normally is about half a kilometre away from here. today, the water has rushed all the way towards us. it now completely surrounds this house, leaving the owner totally isolated. some of india's biggest cities have also been inundated. this, mumbai. and here, a hospital deluged.
fish swim among the patients in their beds. many are furious they have not been better protected. the indian authorities deny they have neglected their people and even criticised these flooded protesters. they are simply miscreants and we were able to disperse them and no relief camp is without relief. many scientists say climate change will bring more flooding, from increasingly destructive storms. and it is some of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people at the greatest risk. nick beake, bbc news, north east india. the online retail giant amazon, paid less tax in the uk last year, than the year before, despite profits almost trebling. the firm had a corporation tax bill ofjust under £7.5 million in 2016. but last year it fell to £4.6 million.
the company insists it pays what it should, and is investing heavily in the uk. our business correspondent emma simpson reports. it's a retailjuggernaut. here in the uk, amazon did nearly £2 billion worth of sales last year. its logistics arm runs these giant distribution centres. this is part of amazon's operation has made nearly £73 million in pre—tax profit. so why is it paying so little in tax? amazon give their employees part of their remuneration in the form of share options. they get a tax deduction for that. that is completely normal and there is nothing unusual about it, but it does bring down the tax bill. not least because amazon's shares have soared in value, meaning more tax can be written off. the company says, "corporation tax is based on profits, not revenues, and our profits have remained low, giving retailers are highly competitive, low—margin business,
and our continued heavy investment." amazon is also lucky because it does not have to invest in physical stores here on the high street, where many retailers are struggling. especially this one. business rates are a big burden. it's a tax on property. online players tend to have much lower bills and pressure is growing for a rethink. this is anything but a level playing field. what you have is a tax system that has failed to keep pace with modern business, and particularly the digital economy. so when it comes to both corporation tax and business rates, it's a system that massively favours giant multinational online companies. the government is consulting about new ways to tax digital companies. but any agreement would need to be global, and that's far from easy. emma simpson, bbc news. the weekend promises to be an extremely hot one
in many parts of europe, with some countries preparing for near record—breaking temperatures, in the blistering heat. the highest ever recorded on the continent was 48 degrees celcius in athens, more than a0 years ago, but portugal could get very close with temperatures forecast to be around 47 degrees, while parts of spain today reached the mid 40s, and are on red alert. sima kotecha reports now from cordoba in southern spain. for many, it is unbearable. dry heat, no breeze and no change. all across spain and portugal, people are desperately searching for ways to stay cool. this week in montero, temperatures were the hottest in spain. peaking at 45 degrees. in nearby cordoba, doctors are worried about how visitors will cope. of course people come into cordoba, they want to see everything, they want to visit all the places in cordoba and they are not used
to these temperatures. they should stay inside the places, but do not walk around in the midday, because it is very dangerous for them. of course, summers in this part of the world are hot, but this heat is exceptional. most of it is down to the hot air coming in from northern africa and stagnating over the iberian peninsula. that in turn could affect conditions in the uk. the great mosque here attracts tourists from across the world. for those from britain, the torrid weather is just too much. we just feel like we are absolutely melting, it is so hot, i think we are just kind of dodging the sun and trying to find some shade, getting ice creams, trying to stay hydrated, because it is absolutely boiling. we just got in the car, got some air con. we had just travelled for an hour, just to escape the heat, it is brilliant. we are going to get back in the car soon. and is that ice cream cooling you down a bit? yeah.
yeah? as night falls, the temperature drops, but it is still around 35 degrees. it can be incredibly uncomfortable, especially for those who do not have air conditioning and these high temperatures are not subsiding just yet. they are expected to continue for at least a few days. sima kotecha, bbc news, cordoba. a nail biting finale could be in store, in england's opening test against india at edgbaston. a first test half century for 20 year old sam curran, has given the home side a fighting chance of a remarkable victory. they set the tourists a target of 194 to win, and at the end of the third day, india are 110 for 5. here's patrick gearey. such are the twisting, turning, enthralling storylines of this test, it's shaping up to be the best brummie drama since peaky blinders. act one, ravi ashwin‘s trap. he lured joe root to the catcher around the corner. a pattern set in.
dawid malan caught in the slips off ishant sharma. jonny bairstow caught in the slips off ishant sharma. ben stokes — you know the rest. it took england's youngest player to break free. sam curran, 20 years old, in his second test match, smashed 63, set india 194 to win, and turned the noise up at edgbaston. stuart broad's fed off such energy all of his career. he removed both indian openers. the game was turning again. india were soon five down, still more than a hundred behind. but there at the end is their captain and superstar, virat kohli. 84 runs are needed. this incredible drama now has another cliffhanger. patrick gearey, bbc news, at edgbaston. great britain have won theirfirst gold of the european championships, with victory in the women's cycling team pursuit, on the track in glasgow. there was also success in the pool as our sports correspondentjoe wilson reports. championships need mascots.
glasgow has bonnie. a seal seeking approval. there we go. it's august, keep the kids entertained. laura kenny has got married and had a son, albie, since rio. britain's greatest female olympian was part of the team pursuit here. with katie archibald, elinor barker and neah evans. collective victory. italy crossing the line over two seconds behind. gold is familiar. succeeding as a mum is different. sometimes i think, when people asked me this, it sounds like a. it sounds like i'm moaning. oh, i don't get sleep. but, honestly, i would not change it for the world. he is absolutely everything to me and now, i ride because i want him to have the experiences. i want him to be able to travel the world with his mum and dad. well there was no joy for husband jason kenny on the track tonight, but there were three british cycling medals in all. after ten kilometres, emily kay, on the left, missed out on gold by centimetres. meanwhile, it was just a few miles
to miley and the swimming. there is the reception for hannah miley. a great scottish favourite. she had loads of friends in the stands. plenty of rivals in the pool. lane two near the top of the screen for miley. the 400 individual medley kept to script. could miley keep in the medals? yes. third. only gold will do for adam peaty tomorrow. quickest to qualify today, he promises his a game for the 100 metres breaststroke final, which could mean a world record. here is how you turn a tennis court into a facility for synchronised swimming. now watch out for the pout. russia won both synchro golds today in the new mixed event as well as the duet. as ever in sport, it's teamwork which makes the dream work. joe wilson, bbc news, glasgow. that's it. now on bbc one, time for the news where you are. have a very good night. and it's very firm indeed.
hello and welcome to sportsday, i'm lizzie greenwood—hughes. here's what's coming up tonight. kohli holds the key. india's captain is still in as england face a race against time to win the first test at edgbaston. laura kenny leads britain's women to european team pursuit gold in glasgow. and it's a winning welcome to football management for frank lampard. so lots to get through, we're starting with cricket and the first test between england and india just gets better and better, with thrilling finish in store at edgbaston tomorrow.
india need another 84 runs to win with five wickets left. captain virat kohli again proving a thorn in england's side, not out on 43. patrick gearey has the story of the day. such are the twisting, turning, enthralling storylines of this test, it's shaping up to be the best brummie drama since peaky blinders. and it has pulled in the punters. this of the biggest selling days. there were only 31 runs and when a trap forjoe root. act one, ravi ashwin‘s trap. he lured joe root to the catcher around the corner. a pattern set in. dawid malan caught in the slips off ishant sharma. jonny bairstow caught in the slips off ishant sharma. ben stokes — you know the rest. england's best batsmen all out and