this is bbc news. the headlines at 5pm: president maduro of venezuela blames right—wing opponents and colombia for what he says was an assassination attempt using drones carrying explosives. translation: i have no doubt that this all points to the extreme right in venezuela, in alliance with the ultra—right in colombia and that juan manuel santos is behind this attempt. i have no doubt. jeremy corbyn apologises on social media over anti—semitism in the party after his deputy warned labour could disappear into a "vortex of eternal shame" if it wasn't resolved. adults in england will automatically become organ donors unless they opt out first, under plans unveiled today. just under 40% of people are currently signed up, half the number who say they support organ donation. we walked hayley to theatre, said goodbye. ijust kissed her and ijust said, "go save some lives, hayley." tell you what, move it towards me a little bit. to you.
to me. after half a century making people laugh, barry chuckle of the chuckle brothers has died. paul, his brother, says he's lost his very best friend. a boa constrictor has been filmed apparently eating a pigeon on a busy east london street. the rspca have taken it to an wildlife centre. and underdogs ireland take on defending champions the netherlands right now in the hockey world cup final. they're currently two goals down. we'll bring you an update in the sports bulletins at 5:30pm. a very good afternoon to you. the president of venezuela, nicolas maduro, says an attempt has been made on his life using drones carrying explosives.
he was addressing a military parade in the capital, caracas, during a live television broadcast when the alleged attack occurred. mr maduro escaped without injury, but officials say seven soldiers were hurt. here's matt cole. addressing crowds with a speech on the economy, with his wife alongside, nicolas maduro was unexpectedly interrupted. all eyes looked up, seeking out the source of the two loud bangs. set out in precision formation, the national guard had been listening to their leader. but look to the right of the screen. after the bangs, a handful break ranks, followed by a stampede for cover. it's claimed two drones exploding above were the source of the panic. later, and clearly furious, president maduro laid the blame for what he termed an attempted assassination. translation: i have no doubt that everything points to the right, to the venezuelan ultra—right in cahoots with the colombian
ultra—right and the colombian president is behind this attack. colombia denies any involvement, and by contrast to his leader, venezuela's communications minister has blamed his president's right—wing opponents for the alleged attack. with investigations now under way, so much remains unclear, including suggestions the drones were shot down before reaching their target. a little—known group called soldiers in t—shirts has claimed on social media that it was behind it. but with venezuela's leader painted by opponents as a ruthless despot who detains political rivals on trumped—up charges, some are questioning whether this will be used to justify further clamp—downs. president maduro's allies cuba and bolivia have condemned the incident. us officials say the white house is monitoring the situation closely, but added no further comment. matt cole, bbc news. in the last hour, venezuela's defence minister has
been speaking at a news conference about the alleged assassination attempt, and he had this to say. translation: we inform the venezuela people and to the whole world the firmest and categorical repudiation to this cowardly action that wants to break the peace and tranquility of the nation. that is venezuela's defence minister. bbc mundo correspondent arturo wallace joined us earlier and told us what we know so far about the attack. there were two loud explosions while president maduro was giving his speech. several soldiers were injured. pictures show some of the people in the parade with blood on theirface. and also a nearby building, you can see what looks like the remains of an explosion. exactly what happened, or who was behind it is still under dispute. the government is adamant there were two drones carrying explosives, and that also seems
to be backed up by the claim of a very little—known opposition group called soldiers in t—shirts, who said they had this planned, this operation phoenix, by which they were trying to detonate two drones carrying ca explosives near to the stage where president maduro was speaking. there are reports in colombia and venezuela, and the government in the past have made allegations of assassination attempts without providing any evidence. lots of people are very sceptical. it was reported earlier that several firemen who attended the scene have told them that the explosion was caused by the explosion of a gas tank in a nearby apartment. and so on and so forth. the government said they have captured people already and they have evidence and they will be providing, showing those on monday. jeremy corbyn has posted a video online addressing anti—semitism,
saying it has no place in the labour party. mr corbyn said the party must drive it out for good. it follows comments by the party's deputy leader, tom watson, who has said that the party faces what he called "eternal shame" unless it immediately stops its "damaging" arguments over anti—semitism. our political correspondent tom barton is in wesminster and explained what message labour is trying to deliver. they hope eventually to be able to draw a line under it. there was an attempt to do that with an article in the guardian yesterday. this might prove difficult when you havejeremy corbyn‘s second—in—command tom watson, talking to the guardian this morning saying the party is at risk of disappearing into a vortex of eternal shame and embarrassment over this issue. there is a danger the party might render itself unfit for office. now, tom watson's issue is around the rules that labour has recently adopted, surrounding how it deals with anti—semitic conduct.
while they did adopt the internationally accepted definition of anti—semitism, they didn't include or change four examples of what anti—semitic conduct could look like. and tom watson says they should include all of those examples. we did ask bothjeremy corbyn‘s office and jeremy corbyn himself to respond to tom watson's comments today. they were not willing to do so. but we have had this video that you mention published by the labour party ofjeremy corbyn and it was sent direct to labour party members. in it, jeremy corbyn says anybody who uses anti—semitic poison needs to know they do so not in his name or the name of the labour party. he says anyone who denies that anti—semitism has emerged within the labour party is actually wrong, in his words, and he says are contributing to the problem. why is this row causing
so much damage to labour, given that mr corbyn has said, in essence, in his view, the changes still capture the essence of that international definition even if they don't use the exact words? the issue is around the fact that many within thejewish community and, indeed, many labour mps, jewish labour mps and those who are notjewish, don't accept his argument. they say that around the world, this definition has been accepted and why should the labour party set itself apart from all of those other organisations which do accept this definition? the labour party say the changes they have made to the definitions expand on and contextulise the arguments surrounding anti—semitism and that, essentially, they said they are improving it. they also point out, of course,
that the labour party has reopened a consultation into the code of conduct they have recently introduced, and so changes could potentially, in the future, be made to it. but i think some, tom watson among them, may well be disappointed the message jeremy corbyn put out today doesn't address that key issue of which definition and how the definition of anti—semitism is rolled into the labour party rule book. tom at westminster. the government's publishing plans for a new system for organ donations in england. from spring 2020, most adults would be considered as potential donors unless they opted out. ministers say up to 700 more lives could be saved each year. our health correspondent catherine burns reports. she was always bubbly
there, weren't she? hayley louisejordan‘s parents say she was always fun but liked to plan ahead, so she was in her 20s when she signed up to the nhs organ donor register. her family thought nothing of it. she's gorgeous there, ain't she? yeah. but when hayley was 32, she had a brain haemorrhage. doctors pronounced her brain dead and asked her parents about donation. i didn't have no hesitation. we walked hayley to theatre, said goodbye and ijust kissed her and ijust said, "go save some lives, hayley." public support for organ donation is high. it's thought about 80% support the idea, but only 37% have signed up to become donors. in reality, only a tiny number of deaths are suitable, but the government thinks changing the system could generate hundreds of extra transplants a year. the system for organ donation was overhauled ten years ago with some considerable success. now, for the first time, more than 5,000 people have had transplants in the uk over 12 months. last year, just over 1,500 people donated organs after their death, and that is a record high, but still, there are just over
6,000 patients on waiting lists for transplants, so, under the new system, all adults would automatically be considered as donors unless they actively opt out. in the last year, more than half a million people across the uk have officially said no to donation, even though so far only wales has a system where people need to opt out. scotland plans to introduce one, too, and northern ireland has rejected the idea. there just isn't the evidence that this will actually deliver more organs that are in line with the wishes of the donor. and secondly, there is a fear — and we don't know if this is the case or not — that it may change perceptions of donations, so rather than it being seen
as a gift, it could be seen as the state taking organs. so could this mean organs being taken against the wishes of relatives? the government says absolutely not. their views would still be paramount. the reality is what we're trying to do is make it easier for people to record their wishes and by definition that will make more organs available, but i would say we will never stop looking to see what else we can do to increase the supply of organs and save more lives. carol says she gets great comfort from knowing her daughter's organs went on to help several sick people. it's like a miracle that's happened for six recipients, and i just wish them all the happiness and health. catherine burns, bbc news. the family of the missing midwife samantha eastwood have thanked the public for their support after police in staffordshire found a body yesterday. the family have also asked for their privacy to be respected. the midwife went missing just over a week ago. three men are in custody. one of them is being held on suspicion of murder. police in london have launched a murder investigation after a man in his 20s was stabbed to death in kingston—upon—thames last night. the man who was found
in cambridge gardens was pronounced dead at the scene. officers are in the process of informing the man's family. no arrests have been made. several thousand homes are without water in nottinghamshire after a major pipe burst. it happened in the village of epperstone but is affecting large parts of the eastern side of the county. severn trent water says it's one of its biggest mains, meaning people may have no supply or low pressure. tankers are bringing in extra water and bottled water is being delivered. all 20 people on board a vintage aircraft which crashed in the swiss alps late on saturday are now known to have died. swiss police say the junker 52, flown byju air, came down on a remote mountainside in the east of the country. the cause of the crash remains unclear. imogen foulkes reports from berne. the vintage junker 52, dating the vintagejunker 52, dating from 1939, was on a two—day excursion ﬂight 1939, was on a two—day excursion flight from locarno in the south up to zurich in the north. it was full. 17 passengers and three crew making
the most of the clear summer weather for a flight across the alps. but somewhere, above the 3000 metre mountain, something went wrong. today, crash investigators revealed their preliminary findings. translation: based on the situation on the crash site and what we consider the aircraft smashed into the ground almost vertically at relatively high speed. exact cause is still to be investigated. what we can rule out at this point is there wasn't any collision with another aircraft nor with an obstacle such asa aircraft nor with an obstacle such as a cable. but establishing exactly what happened will take some time. the utterly plain had no black box ﬂight the utterly plain had no black box flight recorder and the remote alpine location of the crash means there was little radar monitoring. the scene of the accident remains closed. the bodies of the victims, 17 from switzerland and free from
austria, are still being recovered. imogen foulkes, bbc news, bern. the headlines on bbc news: president maduro of venezuela has hblamed right—wing opponents and colombia for what he says was an assassination attempt using drones carrying explosives. jeremy corbyn apologises on social media over anti—semitism in the labour party. his deputy warned labour could disappear into a "vortex of eternal shame" if it wasn't resolved. adults in england will automatically become organ donors unless they opt out, under plans unveiled today. the us first lady melania trump has expressed her support for the basketball star lebronjames, hours after her husband made insulting remarks about him on twitter. the player had said in an interview that mr trump was "divisive" and had "emboldened racists". 0ur washington correspondent chris buckler has more. lebron james is without any doubt one of the biggest
stars in american sports. when he recently signed for the la lakers, it made the headlines, but he's found himself in the news again because of his criticism of donald trump. on cnn, he accused the president of using sport to split the us apart, and it's not the first time he's spoken out against mr trump. i'm not going to let — while i have this platform — to let one individual, no matter the power, no matter the impact that he should have, or she should have, ever use sport as a platform to divide us. in an angry tweet, donald trump fired back at both the basketball star and the news network, saying... but lebron james has a surprising ally in this
latest fight — mr trump's own wife. a statement by the first lady's spokeswoman said melania trump was impressed by lebronjames' work to do good things on behalf of the next generation. he has just opened a new school for at—risk students in his home—town in ohio. mrs trump made clear that she was open to the idea of going to visit it. i love you too, man. i really do. that's a sign of support from lebron james, even as he feuds with her husband. chris buckler, bbc news, washington. russia's foreign ministry says it has appointed the us actor steven seagal as a special envoy for humanitarian ties with the united states. mr seagal was granted russian citizenship in 2016 and has previously praised president vladimir putin's policies. the ministry said his new role is to help deepen cultural, art and youth ties between the two countries. australia's government has announced
more aid forfarmers as parts of the country suffer the worst dry spell in living memory. prime minister malcolm turnbull says it's important to respond to what he calls "exceptional" circumstances. the extra £108 million brings a second major earthquake in a week has struck the indonesian island of lombok. the latest earthquake, with a magnitude of seven, prompted the authorities to issue a tsunami warning, though that's now been lifted. at least 16 people were killed in last week's earthquake which also left more than 500 hikers stranded on a mountain in lombok. portuguese firefighters in the algarve are struggling to bring wildfires under control, as the southern european heatwave continues. temperatures have climbed to 46 degrees celsius, approaching the all—time european record. fire warnings have been issued across the iberian peninsula, as chi chi izundu explains.
portugal — the latest country battling wildfire. some 700 firefighters are still tried to stop flames taking further hold of a eucalyptus forest near the town of monchique in the algarve. water—dropping aircraft have been assisting them, as well as over 100 fire trucks. already, more than 1,000 hectares of land has been destroyed and one village has been forced to evacuate. how far were the flames? it was about 500 metres from our kitchen. the terrain is difficult to access and conditions have been tough. high winds, dry land and record temperatures. this weekend, seeing more than 45 degrees. it's so hot, people are opting to stay in. but it's not just portugal suffering. a continent—wide heatwave in recent weeks has seen deaths in spain, droughts and wildfires from greece to sweden. chi chi izundu, bbc news. the dissident chinese artist ai weiwei says the authorities in beijing have demolished his studio there. in a series of clips
on instagram showing the former factory being torn down, ai says he was given no notice of the decision. the 66—year—old lives in germany. he left china in 2015. he is a strong critic of china's government. georgina smyth reports. as the walls of his studio were torn down, ai weiwei said farewell. a post on social media explaining that the space he had created and kept some of his most iconic work was being destroyed. workers boxed up what they called but itjust was not possible to move everything before the demolition started. they had known they had to leave by the 15th of this month, the lease had come to an end. what they had not expected was the wrecking machines. translation: someone called me and said we must move out of the building within three days, in only three days. of course, i don't have the ability to move
everything out in three days. 0utside are remnants of works over the years, left where it had been standing, in a place mr ai had used for 12 years. it is not the first time this has happened. another one of his studios in shanghai was destroyed in 2011. that time, too, he claimed he had no warning. mr ai was a favourite of the chinese government, but has since become an outspoken critic and some would say has paid the price. in 2011, he was detained 81 days on charges he says were politically motivated. he has since moved to berlin. it was not clear if the destruction was directly targeting ai. authorities have been clearing large part to beijing for redevelopment, and demolitions have been taking place in this complex for the past three months. but given relations between the man who maybe china's most famous artist and the authorities, many will be asking why his studio and why now? the former mayor of london ken
livingstone called i don't think he would have expected this. a tropical snake eating a pigeon. the snake, thought to be an abandoned boa constrictor was found on high road, leytonstone, this weekend. the rspca has since taken the snake to a wildlife centre nicola white is the senior scientific officer for exotic animals at the rscpa. she gave us advice on what to do if you see a snake in the street and told us how the rspca deal with these incidents. the best thing to do if you see an exotic pet snake that you think has escaped, or been abandoned for any reason, is to monitor the snake. don't approach it, don't try and pick it up and just give the rspca a call. there are some species that are dangerous to humans,
but the majority that we see picked up by the rspca are not dangerous. they're generallyjust corn snakes, king snakes, and in this case, a boa constrictor. whilst they are wild animals, these species in particular will not be harmful to humans. but we do recommend people don't try to pick them up or touch them at all, just in case. we definitely do see an increase in the number of snakes we collect over the summer months. this could be because snakes who have escaped over the colder months are starting to come out because the weather is warmer. snakes are ectothermic, so they do warm up and get a little bit quicker. it is possible that owners are taking them outside to give them a little bit of fresh air, some exercise out in the garden. and when they warm up, as i say, they do become a little bit faster. what we do recommend is that owners always ensure that their snake is secure, and if they do decide to take them outside, make sure you keep hold of them and put them into an enclosure that's going to make sure that they cannot get out. it is illegal to allow your snake to escape under the wildlife
and countryside act, and obviously, it's not ideal for the snake itself. we would send somebody out to collect the snake, safely, get it identified and then look after it at one of our specialist exotic facilities, either within the rspca or in private boarding. then we put out an appeal, like we have done so in this case, to see if the owner can come forward. ideally, we'd always like to reunite the snake with its owner. obviously, if the snake doesn't have an owner who comes forward, then we will put in place systems to try and get the animal re—homed. we would care for it until a good owner can come forward and take the snake home and give it a long and loving life. tributes have been pouring in for the veteran entertainer, barry chuckle — half of the chuckle brothers — who has died at the age of 73. with his brother paul, he was a fixture on children's television beginning in the mid—1980s. in a statement, the entertainers' manager said he had passed away peacefully at home following a period of ill health.
david sillito has more. tell you what, move it towards me a little bit. to you. to me. to me, to you. for more than 30 years, barry elliott was barry chuckle. it was a comic career dominated by a never—ending struggle with awkward bits of furniture. you could saw a bit off the cue. their children's tv show began in the ‘80s. the act was made up of the classic musical routines that they had grown up with. the whole family was in show business. can you stop the music and let me out now? their dad was a comedian. their older brothers were also an act, the patton brothers. # ch—ch—chucklevision... but, despite success on opportunity knocks and new faces in the ‘60s and ‘70s, tv stardom only came in the ‘80s with chucklevision. good morning. 20 years on, their young fans had grown up and one of them, tinchy stryder, asked them to perform with him. hello.
wait, i swear you are the chuckle brothers. you must be... barry. something's weird. where's your ladders? in the van. go and get them, barry. what, now? yes. hang on, it's tinchy. and 50 years after their first tv success, barry was earlier this year filming a new series. however, his health was beginning to fail. his brother paul said today... entertainer barry chuckle, who's died at the age of 73. earlier, we spoke to shaun hope. he's a chuckle brothers superfan who runs their facebook site and he knew barry. i met them about 20 years now, coming up. i went to help out at the local school, got up on stage, custard pies flying all over the place and that was it. just hooked after that. i kept in touch with paul and barry for years now, i run their facebook pages,
and you absolutely couldn't meet two nicer lads. they were just round the bend, just good, clean fun. even if you didn't like them, you still laughed. when you watch them on the telly, the stage shows when they performed on stage, just crazy. absolutely fantastic. still going strong, like, they do nightclub appearances. the place is absolutely packed out just to come and see the two lads. you know what i mean? they filled the place out. a chuckle brothers super fan on the death of barry chuckle. now for the weather prospects. it's another dry day. barely a cloud in the sky. it's a different story for the north and west. we've got more clout to northwest scotland. at
times, this is producing patchy rain. a very patchy the day here. more cloud and also some wetness. some patchy rain on and off street into the extent of the cloud quite nicely on the satellite imagery. a bit more cloud to northern england up bit more cloud to northern england up into northwest scotland. the best of the brightness here out towards the east and certainly a large part of england and wales barely seen any clouds whatsoever. and as we head on into this evening, it's a similar story. we will start to see that rain increase and be more persistent and little bit heavier as we head into the night in scotland and low cloud and mist and merkel working its way to southwest england and up into wales too. it's not going to be a cold night with a minimum temperature of 13 celsius. a warm start to monday morning and for many, it will be a glorious start. plenty of sunshine around once again. missed and cloud through parts of western
scotland. northern scotland has a greater chance of seeing things a little bit brighter as we head to the day on monday petit once again focused in the southeast corner, with highs of 31 possibly 32 celsius. as we head into tuesday, this weather front is trying to make progress and edge a little further south and east words but it is going to stall. it will introduce more cloud into northern england and also one 01’ cloud into northern england and also one or two outbreaks of patchy rain. that will gradually fizzle out and i think by the afternoon, the case of sunny spells. another fine dry day, plenty of warm sunshine once again and hot down towards the south and east. but temperatures reach potentially 30 celsius. pressure for the north and it will turn pressure for all of us as we head to the middle part of next week and more u nsettled. hello, this is bbc news.
the headlines: president maduro of venezuela blames right—wing opponents and colombia for what he says was an assassination attempt using drones carrying explosives. "no place for anti—semitism in the labour party." jeremy corbyn releases a video on social media to try and allay concerns. his deputy warns if the dispute isn't resolved, labour could disappear into a "vortex of eternal shame". the government publishes plans to change organ donation in england to an "opt—out" system from 2020. at present, donors have to sign up to the nhs register. children's entertainer barry chuckle, one—half of the chuckle brothers, has died at the age of 73. his comedy partner and brother paul said he'd lost his very best friend.
iam afraid i am afraid it is not going to well for ireland in the ice hockey final, field hockey, what am i saying? good afternoon. yes, spoiler alert, ireland not having the best but we start with football. manchester city have won the community shield, beating chelsea 2—0 at wembley. it was maurizio sarri's first game in charge of the fa cup winners, while city seem to have picked up where they left off after their record—breaking premier league season. city's english teenager phil foden was at the heart of the first goal. his run and pass set up sergio aguero to put the champions in front, that aguero's 200th goal for city. and there was number 201 for the argentinian striker in the second half, scoring past his fellow countryman willy caballero in the chelsea goal. city lift the first domestic trophy of the new season. steven gerrard had a lot to deal with in his first scottish premiership game
in charge of rangers. a red card, a late equaliser, but a point as well as they drew 1—1 with aberdeen at pittodrie. tim hague reports. steven gerrard has see most things in football, but today a new experience, the first league game in charge as manager. the things at aberdeen went out the first the first few minutes. 0ne aberdeen went out the first the first few minutes. one player provoked but petulant, too. that kick did sent off. it left rangers of trouble but they did not panic. in fact, they were the better side. awarded a penalty, the captain made the most of the opportunity. how long could they hang on? with her new summer long could they hang on? with her new summer signings with the handiwork there, and while rangers we re handiwork there, and while rangers were showing a steely side to all aspects of their game, it began to get nervy toward the end. perhaps
let should have equalised here, but then did in injury time. the 19—year—old bruce anderson getting the equaliser on his debut. won— one of the final score then, in nobody said this management would be easy. tim hague, bbc news. one other game to tell you about in the scottish premiership, and neil lennon's hibernian got off to a winning start. they beat motherwell 3—0 at easter road. ireland's run to the women's hockey world cup final may well have been against the odds, but the form book has been followed so far against the netherlands. ireland are the second—lowest ranked team in the tournament, while their opponents are the defending champions and the current world number one team. and they were ahead in the first quarter and 4—0 up by half—time. they have already got another two in the second half, so the current score from the queen elizabeth 0lympic score from the queen elizabeth olympic park is 6—0. laura kenny has won her second gold medal at the european championships, gb's third on the track.
it came in the elimination race. with sprints staged every other lap and the last rider across the line knocked out each time, she stayed in the field before surging away on the final lap to win a 12th european title. she only returned to action in march after the birth of her first child and had already picked up gold in the team pursuit. her 0n the road, marta bastianelli won gold for italy. her taly. it was her first major road title since winning the world championship in 2007. she beat marianne vos of the netherlands into second place. britain's dani rowe was tenth. adam peaty‘s new world record time for the 100 metres breastroke has been adjusted after organisers admitted there was a problem with the clocks at the event. peaty thought he'd won gold in the european championships final in 57 seconds exactly, a massive 13 hundredths of a second better than his previous best. but the timing mechanism for most of the races in glasgow last night was wrong by a tenth.
so it's been changed to 57.10 seconds, still a world record though! england's georgia hall is still in contention going into the closing stages of the british open at royal lytham. 22—year—old hall's looking for herfirst major win. she's now the joint leader at 16—under par after four birdies in today's final round so far. hall's alongside thailand's pornanong phatlum at the top, four birdies for her today as well. both players are going into their final five holes. warrington will play catalans dragons in the final of rugby league's challenge cup. the wolves have won the trophy eight times. but for the french team, even reaching the final is a rarity. as alex gulrajani reports. you are getting closer on the road to wembley. a challenge cup first, both semifinals back. this guy is clear, the sunshine, a home from home for cattle and dragons. the
corner of northwest england became the south of france as dragons district fluorescein st helens. nine wins in their last 11 league games, they are in for. but st helens other runaway leaders at the top of super league. this was a huge surprise. they are over again. garcia, this is unbelievable! before flights, hotels and zoos could be book, saints lost their comeback. they have back—to—back in five minutes. there is the belief the wimbley trip might be back on. dragons made sure it would not be. booking their day in london. pretty includable for the club. this year, a fantastic turnaround. the boys worked extremely hard. we have three weeks to get ready for that game. what a chance. we cannot be prouder group.
so who would be lying in wait and wimbley, warrington or leaves, two teams steeped in history. leeds made their claim early, catching everyone by surprise. theirjoy their claim early, catching everyone by surprise. their joy was short—lived. warrington bounce back the bank. and a challenge in the air. he has taken and passed it away. got over in the corner. with a four first house tries for warrington as they pushed ahead. leads me what they had to do after the break and began to make amends. further mood would change if the match was well and truly back into warrington's favour. for more trays —— strives for warrington in spectacularfashion —— strives for warrington in spectacular fashion concluded —— strives for warrington in spectacularfashion concluded here. and now there'll be quite a
celebration. a huge celebration. happy celebration. a huge celebration. happy to get back to winning more than losing. after disappointment of la st than losing. after disappointment of last year in competitions, we have worked really hard in the off—season. you can only win two major trophies, so we have to have a crack at one of them. and that stands for both dragons and warrington, a fiery encounter ahead. england have made two changes to their squad for the second test against india. 0llie pope is called up in place of dawid malan. the 20—year—old surrey batsman has the second best average in the county championship so far this season. the other change is enforced as ben stokes will miss the match that starts on friday at lord's while he faces his trial in bristol on charges of affray. chris woakes comes in for him. england lead the five match series 1—0. sawing wood and chopping logs may not strike you as the most obvious basis
for a thrilling sporting contest, but the elite athletes who have been competing at this weekend's british timbersports championships would beg to differ. mike bushell has been to blenheim palace in 0xfordshire to find out more. and obviously, don't try this at home. it is at the cutting edge of extreme sport, and dangerous and painful with the slightest of the blips. it is physically exerting on the body. the legs, core, arms, chest everything. stand it to your timber. three, two, one, go! the sport requires the strength of a top golfer and the strength of a rugby union forward. to find is a great sporting athlete is not necessarily from an arboriculture or eight for streeter farming background. and it
is those athletes who can excel across all disciplines with saul and ask. this weekend, they will pick the british team for the world championships this autumn. maybe not quite a chip off the 0blakjust yet, and in contrast, the top competitors in the world heading to the uk for the first time this october have to be separated in the sprint events by the equivalent of review. it can be that close. and going for glory there will be building from north wales. you have to imagine a bit of a golfer's swing. not how big and strong you are but a lot to do with timing. everything has to connect together and then you have to deliver the energy into the woods. pollster i, 0k, rotate your hips like you were dancing. once you dance, you are ok. although would cut off is recycled and recall, do not try this on your own. you have
to bea not try this on your own. you have to be a member of your nearest ask club. my legs! the audience have long gone. and there is the prize. that's all the sport for now. coming up next, it's the film review. hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases is james king. so james, what do we have this week? well, for comic book fans, there is evangeline lilly creating a buzz in marvel‘s ant—man and the wasp. for music fans, there is nick 0fferman following his dreams of rock stardom in hearts beat loud. and for gemma arterton fans, there is gemma arterton,
just being awesome in the escape. let's start with ant—man. did we need a sequel? is the world crying out for this? apparently so. it is three years since the first one. this is ant—man and the wasp. paul rudd and evangeline lilly are the title characters returning, better known as scott and hope. michael douglas is back as well as hope's father, dr hank pym, the science boffin. this time, villains are after his secrets. they're after what he knows about shrinking. there was a lot of shrinking in this film. let's look at evangeline lilly as the wasp in action. i wouldn't mess with her. she is cool. there is a slight difference to the first one in that it does feel more like a three—hander. paul rudd, who is ant—man, shares pretty much equal screen time with evangeline lilly and michael douglas. so it feels more like an ensemble piece.
if you look at the way marvel has been going, they love an ensemble movie now. this fits into that, although the mood is of course much lighter. there are dark marvel movies and epic marvel movies. there are silly marvel movies. this one has its own personality, as it should, and it is the more child—friendly marvel movie. it is a bit more flippant and funny and frothy and pacey, and there is nothing wrong with that. but ultimately, it is slightly less memorable because of that. but there's nothing wrong with that in august as long as there's something for adults and children, as that's what we all need at this time of year. absolutely. i was a little disappointed that michelle pfeiffer, who plays hope's mother, is not in it that much. admittedly, she has been trapped in what they referred to as a sub—atomic quantum realm for the last 30 years, so she has essentially been shrunk in amongst the atoms. she is in it a bit, but it is michelle pfeiffer and i would like to see more of her. but if you are an eight—year—old
viewer, they probably don't care whether michelle pfeiffer is in it. who is michelle pfeiffer? it is pacey and fun and there are great action scenes around san francisco. they have a lot of laughs with it, and that is the main thing. there is a lot of fun to be had with shrinking and enlarging things, and they make the most of it. hearts beat loud, i am intrigued by this. should we call it a musical or a drama? it is a musical drama. very big on the festival circuit like south by southwest. it's about a father and daughter, nick 0fferman and kiersey clemons, who have been playing and jamming together as father and daughter. they live in brooklyn and the summer before she is about to go to university, they start to take things more seriously and start to write songs together and upload them and get a bit of attention. so you have a film about people
embracing change and coming out of their shell a little bit. i think it's impossible to dislike this film. it is so good—natured and so warm—hearted. it's really about the therapeutic power of music and how it can bring people together. that is gorgeous, and the music itself, which is original music, is gorgeous. there is a downside in that it is not exactly edge of your seat. a bit more threat would not have gone amiss. but ultimately, it's full of good nature and optimism. i love that theme about the power of music. exactly. of course, the music had to be good in it. that is the key thing because if they start playing and we in the audience go, "it's not that great", the whole thing would fail but the music is genuinely good. i hope it crosses over from the festival circuit into the mainstream. and your third film this week, is this gemma arterton's bid for an award? i would love to see her get an award for the escape. dominic savage is the writer and director about what seems
to be a very everyday suburban housewife, a wife and mother. got the car in the driveway, the two children, a husband who is 0k—ish, played by dominic cooper. it's a normal suburban life but on the inside, she's having a breakdown. she wants to escape and be someone else and somewhere else. you're a great mum. you love them to bits. hey. that's what you do for kids. you look after them, you bring them up and they treat you like crap most of the time. that's what happens, everyone knows that. i don't care about them. oi. you don't mean that. you're a mum, that's what mums do. don't care if they don't finish their dinner. don't care if they... oi, oi, oi. don't care. don't care if they go to school, if they don't go to school. what are you talking about? stop it. but i make myself care, make myself do it. i make myself be funny...
all right. ..and happy, silly... all right. like you. i think they hate me. shut up. i think they can feel what's going on. all right, this has got to stop now. is it quite claustrophobic? claustrophobic at the right moments, and then things change which i will not give away. a lot of it is improvised, which really helps. i didn't realise that when i watched it, ijust had a sense as a viewer that it felt very natural. it really flowed very casually. and then afterwards, reading about it, a lot of it was improvised, which makes sense and really helps with the realism of it. very believable and very good at capturing the minutiae of suburban life, of being a parent, the frustrating things about being a parent. there is this underlying menace throughout the whole thing and the music really
helps with this. you just think, things aren't going to go well. things are going to implode. things are going to go badly. i think it's her best performance. it reminded me of films that i associate more with coming out of france, those sort of unhurried character studies, grown—up movies with kristin scott thomas in it or isabelle huppert someone like that. i thought it was just fantastic. it is her best performance and utterly heartbreaking. and we're not giving any plot spoilers, but that sounds like one to watch. in terms of the best out this week, you could feel the money in mission: impossible. there was a big budget for that film. and it has made a lot of it back already. the biggest opening weekend for a mission: impossible film in the states, ever. 22 years after the first one, this is number six and still doing incredibly well. last week, we talked about the action scenes, which are brilliant. we talked about the realism of it. a lot of it feels very contemporary and plays
with the fears we have. iforgot to mention vanessa kirby, who is great. she pays a black market arms dealer. she is best known from the crown, where she plays princess margaret. she really radiates cool in this. you can see her there. and the brilliant sean harris, who returns as solomon lane, the bad guy. lowestoft‘s finest, sean harris. he is spine—chilling, as always. so a couple of very good performances, as well as tom cruise. who still looks about 38. looks 38, throws himself headfirst into the action, has a great relationship with christopher mcquarrie, the writer and director. they bring out the best in each other. it is a terrific watch. and a quick thought on a dvd for anyone staying in? l'amant double, the double lover. psychological thriller. real nods to the greats like hitchcock, about a young woman who falls in love with her psychiatrist, suspect that he has a double life
and is hiding secrets about his family. lots of mirrors, lots of split screen, lots of references to split personalities, all the classic psychological thriller stuff is in there. it is hypnotic and mesmerising and pretty seductive. it earns its 18 certificate. it becomes like 50 shades 0f frasier by the end of it. but i think it is really classy and there is a lot of panache there. 0k! you don't look won over. there's nothing more i can say about that without actually seeing it. i was fine until you mentioned fifty shades of grey. thank you very much. lovely to see you. thanks for being with us and enjoy all your cinema—going this week, whatever it is you choose to go and see. have a good week. see you next time. bye— bye. plans for a new opt—out system for organ donation in england. ministers say it could save hundreds of lives every year. thousands of people are currently
on waiting lists for transplants, hoping for life—saving decisions from donors and their families. we from donors and theirfamilies. haven't we from donors and their families. haven't got hayley living we haven't got hayley but she's living with other people and they are having a healthy and happy life. jeremy corbyn apologises for the hurt caused by labour's anti—semitism row, but jewish groups say he still hasn't gone far enough. but jewish groups say the moment a parade in venezuela was disrupted by what the president says was an assassination attempt by drone. was an assassination and farewell to one half of the chuckle brothers. the children's entertainer barry chuckle has died. good evening.
the government's publishing plans for a new system for organ donations in england. for a new system for organ from spring 2020, most adults would be considered as potential donors unless they had opted out. would be considered as potential ministers say the proposals would mean an extra 700 lives could be saved every year. would mean an extra 700 lives our health correspondent catherine burns has the story. she was always bubbly, there, wasn't she? look. there, wasn't she? hayley—louisejordan's parents say she was always fun but liked to plan ahead. she was always fun but so she was in her 20s when she signed up to the nhs organ donor register. when she signed up to the her family thought nothing of it. when she signed up to the she's gorgeous there, isn't she? when she signed up to the but when hayley was 32, she had a brain haemorrhage. doctors pronounced her brain—dead and asked her parents about donation. and asked her parents i didn't have no hesitation. and asked her parents we walked hayley to theatre, said goodbye, and ijust kissed her, and ijust said, "go save some lives, hayley". public support for organ donation is high. it is thought about 80% support the idea but only 37% have signed up to become donors.
the idea but only 37% have signed in reality, only a tiny number of deaths are suitable, but the government thinks changing the system could generate hundreds of extra transplants a year. the system could generate hundreds the system for organ donation was overhauled ten years ago with some considerable success. was overhauled ten years ago now, for the first time, more than 5000 people have had transplants in the uk over 12 months. last year, just over 1500 people donated organs after their death and that is a record high. donated organs after their but still, there are just over 6000 patients on waiting lists for transplants. patients on waiting lists for so under the new system, all adults would automatically be considered as donors unless they actively opt out. in the last year, more than 500,000 people across the uk have officially said no to donation even though so far, only wales has a system where people need to opt out. scotland plans to introduce one, too, and
northern ireland has rejected the idea. there just isn't the evidence that this will actually deliver more organs that are in line with the wishes of the donor. and secondly, there is a fear, and we don't know if this is the case or not, that it may change perceptions of donation. rather than being seen as a gift, may change perceptions of donation. it could be seen as the state taking organs. so could this mean organs being taken against the wishes of relatives? being taken against the wishes of the government says absolutely not. being taken against the wishes of their views would still be paramount. the reality is what we are trying to do isjust make it easier for people to record their wishes. by definition, that will make more organs available. but i will say that still, we will never stop looking to see what else we can do to increase the supply of organs and save more lives. do to increase the supply of organs carol says she gets great comfort from knowing her daughter's organs went on to help several sick people. we haven't got hayley, but she's living with... in other people. but she's living with... and they are having a healthy and happy life. catherine burns, bbc news.
a healthy and happy life. jeremy corbyn has again apologised for the hurt that's been caused to manyjewish people by anti—semitism in the labour party. by anti—semitism in a video message, the labour leader acknowledged that his party had been too slow in dealing with allegations. he has not, however, responded to a call from his deputy, tom watson, for labour to adopt the full definition of anti—semitism as set out by the international holocaust remembrance alliance. vicki young reports. holocaust remembrance alliance. mr corbyn, when will you do enough for the jewish community to be happy with the labour party? for the jewish community to be happy he's not answering questions but jeremy corbyn's under growing pressure to do something to prove he's taking the issue of anti—semitism seriously. he's taking the issue mr corbyn's refused several requests for interviews. instead, the labour party filmed this message in which he says sorry for the hurt caused to manyjewish people. people who use anti—semitic poison need to understand, you do not do it in my name or the name of my party. you are not our supporters. or the name of my party.
anyone who denies that this is surfacing in our party is clearly actually wrong and contributing to the problem. shame on you! to the problem. jewish groups are angry about the definition of anti—semitism the labour party has decided to adopt in its code of conduct. has decided to adopt now the party's deputy leader has joined the chorus of disapproval. tom watson told the observer that labour risked disappearing into a vortex of eternal shame and embarrassment over the row. in public and private, severaljeremy corbyn's senior colleagues have now made it clear they think he needs to go further than simply repeating past statements about anti—semitism. if he doesn't, this row is going to continue, damaging labour and distracting it from what it is supposed to be doing here, opposing the conservatives. from what it is supposed to be doing another senior backbencher said mr corbyn's video changed nothing and she did not feel at all reassured by more words. he seems to have difficulty understanding that this is a very serious situation that won't go away with warm words.
he seems to hold thejewish community in some kind of contempt and to treat them in a way he would not dream of treating any other minority community. he would not dream of treating labour insists that mr corbyn has made it clear in the strongest terms that anti—semitism has no place in the party and the code of conduct, which is causing such anger, is about to be fully consulted on. anger, is about to be vicki young, bbc news, westminster. anger, is about to be downing street has distanced itself from a suggestion by the international trade secretary liam fox that a no—deal brexit is now the most likely outcome of negotiations. dr fox told the sunday times he believed the odds that britain would leave the eu without a transition arrangement next march were now at "60—40". number 10 has insisted it remains confident it can get a good deal. a world war ii vintage plane has crashed in the swiss alps, killing all 20 people on board. crashed in the swiss alps, the aircraft had been returning from locarno in the south of the country,
and is thought to have been carrying tourists. and is thought to have among the dead are three members of the same family. hundreds of firefighters are tackling forest fires in portugal, as temperatures continue to be at record levels. 0ne blaze in southern portugal has been burning since friday, with the effort to combat it including aircraft dropping water. spain's emergency services are also engaged in fighting fires along its border with portugal. engaged in fighting fires the president of venezuela, nicolas maduro, says an attempt has been made on his life using drones packed with explosives. he was attending a military parade in caracas when the alleged attack occurred. parade in caracas when he escaped without injury, but officials say seven soldiers were hurt. but officials say seven katy watson reports. but officials say seven