that they needed, where they feel accepted, celebrated, and unconditionally loved. good morning, welcome, to breakfast, with chris mason and victoria fritz. our headlines today... backing another brexit vote — the labour leadership say they'll support another referendum if that's what party members want. falling victim to scams, the number of reports of fraud against older people doubles in three years. the biggest takeover in europe's media industry. us cable giant comcast wins the auction to buy sky. it's another knock—out foranthonyjoshua 7 he s for anthony joshua 7 he's
still the world heavyweight champion, after stopping his latest challenger. good morning, we've got a spell of wet and windy weather moving its way across southern england and wales first thing this morning. it clears through at quite a pace and leaves a day of sunny spells and scattered showers for all. more details on that and the week ahead coming up shortly. it's sunday 23rd september. our top story. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, and his deputy tom watson have said they will back another brexit referendum, if their members call for one. it comes as a poll suggests overwhelming support within the party rank and file for another vote — and for remaining in the european union. our political correspondent iain watson has more. labour's slogan for this year's conference is rebuilding britain. the party wants to be seen as an alternative government. its leadership will be unveiling policies to appeal to those who feel left behind by economic change —
people who, perhaps, voted for brexit. but some in the party want another vote on the eu — a new referendum on any final deal. the shadow chancellor has not ruled it out. it's on the table. we're keeping all of the options open. but the people's vote campaign, which wants a new referendum, is pushing labour to go further, to make a positive commitment. a poll of more than 1000 labour members suggested... the main issues today won't simply be debated here on the conference floor. behind the scenes, there is a big push by some in the party's rank and file to make sure that later in this conference, there's a full debate on brexit, including the option of having a new referendum. away from the glare of publicity, delegates will hammer out the final wording of any brexit motion today, though this wouldn't be debated in public until tuesday. significantly, the party's deputy leader tom watson has said
if members decide that they want a new referendum, he'll go out and argue for it. if somebody says they're gonna have a go at it, you would call an election? i'm ready for it... and in the sunday mirror, the labour leaderjeremy corbyn, who's been reluctant to back a referendum, said he, too, would respect his members‘ wishes but his clear preference is for a general election. if that doesn't happen, calls from some ofjeremy corbyn‘s own members for a new vote are likely to grow louder. iain watson, bbc news, liverpool. 0ur correspondent alex is in liverpool for us and at least the potential for labour tying itself in knots about brexit over the next couple of days? indeed i think it is fairto couple of days? indeed i think it is fair to say we are going to get that. the party is obviously keen to push forward its other policies, yesterday we heard talk about bringing the railways back into
public ownership and talk about victims of domestic abuse and today the party announced it would tax second homes and also plans to give workers the rights to sit on boards of companies that employ more than 250 people. so they want to show they have got a wide domestic policy platform but of course brexit is inescapable and leadership has been coming under pressure to back the idea of a so—called people's vote, and now we are seeing moves towards it because a lot of this conference is about giving party members more say in how things are run so i think it is forjeremy corbyn to say, we are not going to do that second vote. that's why we have seen this slight shift, although he does still favour another general election. the big question, though, of course, will it happen? and the mechanics of how another vote might happen is still unclear. and of course the prime minister has categorically and definitively ruled it out saying it would be a betrayal of public trust
because people already voted in that referendum. so this is going to be discussed and debated and yes, i think there might be a bit of contention at times over the next few days, brexit is going to be a huge factor in this conference. an investigation by bbc radio 5 live has found that the number of elderly people reporting that they've been the victim of scamming has nearly doubled in the last three years. ? in some cases, people had lost hundreds of thousands of pounds. ? fraudsters scammed almost 19,000 older people across the uk in the past year, equivalent to nearly six every hour. caroline davies reports. it's a crime that can happen in your own home, as simple as a convincing phone call or a few clicks on a computer. and for one group in particular, reported cases of fraud are becoming more common. the cost of personal fraud across all ages is estimated to be around £10 billion a year. figures requested in an investigation by 5 live show that nearly 19,000 people aged over 60
reported that they had been scammed and more than 1000 of those victims were over 90. some experts worry the real number of over—60s affected is far higher and that older people are particularly at risk as they are more likely to live alone and be drawn into conversation with a fraudster. the impact can be devastating, leaving victims without savings, potentially reliant on the state to pay for their care. those who do fall victim to fraud once are often targeted again, sometimes being placed on a scammers' list of people likely to be sucked in. the financial 0mbudsman service has said that scams are becoming increasingly sophisticated and told banks that they should take the evolution of fraud into account, rather than assume it is their customers who have been grossly negligent. caroline davies, bbc news. a murder investigation has been launched after a 19—year—old man died after being shot in east london last night.
two other people were also seriously injured in the incident in walthamstow at around 11 o'clock. nobody has been arrested. there have been more than 100 murders in the capital so far this year. directors of the british broadcaster sky have urged shareholders to accept a takeover offer of more than £30 billion from the us media giant comcast. after a long—running battle against rupert murdoch's 21st century fox, comcast last night won a blind auction for sky. our business editor simonjack reports. it's been an epic battle between two heavyweights of the media world. in the final round, us cable giant and universal studios owner comcast delivered a knockout blow, offering £30 billion, 10% more than the disney—backed 21st century fox was prepared to pay. the prize — sky's 23 million customers across europe, ten million of them in the uk.
the final bid has come in at £17.28, which is a 17% increase on the previous offer for sky, so they certainly have. and i think for comcast, sky is a very important strategic asset. it will help them diversify outside of the us where they're seeing pressures of cord—cutting — that is consumers are less and less paying for big, expensive cable packages. so why are all these megadeals happening now? look no further than the new kids on the block, netflix and amazon. both are winning new subscribers around the world. both are pouring billions into making their own original content. in the short—term, sky customers will notice little difference. both bidders had agreed to fund loss—making sky news for at least the next ten years. putting up prices will be hard, given the red—hot competition for eyeballs. comcast may have won, but they had to pay £30 billion. the real winners this weekend are the sky shareholders, which include the family of one rupert murdoch. he may not have succeeded in buying all of sky as he once wanted, but he will not be going home empty—handed.
simon jack, bbc news. 23 million subscribers, so 46 million eyeballs! multiplication is quite a task on a sunday morning but it was just times two! a woman accusing the us supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh of sexual assault has agreed to testify against him next week. lawyers for christine blasey ford say she has accepted a request to appear before the senatejudiciary committee to be questioned about the alleged attack at a party in 1982. judge kavanaugh has repeatedly denied the allegations and continues to have the support of president trump and his deputy, mike pence. the president and i are confident that senate republicans will manage this confirmation properly, with the utmost respect for all concerned, and i believe thatjudge brett kavanaugh will soon
bejustice brett kavanaugh and take his seat on the supreme court of the united states of america. house of fraser stores in edinburgh, hull and swindon are to close. sports direct‘s mike ashley, who recently bought the struggling chain, has been in talks with landlords over rents in recent weeks. at least 20 house of fraser stores have been saved from closure. senior members of the royal family have allowed cameras to follow them for a new documentary about the queen as a global figure. queen of the world, which will be shown on itv, was filmed over a year. in one episode, the duchess of sussex, meghan markle, reveals a secret detail of her wedding dress for the first time. somewhere in here, there's a piece of — did you see it? — the piece of blue fabric that's stitched inside? no! it's my something blue.
it's my — it's fabric from my... oh, how nice! well, i hope it's still in there! yes, it should be. we'll have to look at that. it's fabric from the dress that i wore on our first date. we saw the queen speaking into a microphone there and apparently she is known as one—take windsor, unlike us, stumbling our way through things for three—hour! anyway, we'd better not talk ourselves out of a job even more! meerkats? a baby meerkat which went missing from an australian zoo earlier this week has been found. keepers at the zoo in perth first noticed that the four—week—old meerkat, who is yet to be named, was missing from his pen on wednesday. what's that he's eating?|j
what's that he's eating? i don't know hideous, doesn't it? police tracked him down to a home in the small town of beverly more than 80 miles away, where he was being kept as a pet. vets at the zoo say after snacking on his favourite foods, he's ready to be returned to his family. whatever that food was! and you are definitely up to date with all matters of global importance at 12 minutes past eight! described as a hidden crime, scams can affect all of us. but elderly people are particularly vulnerable, often sought out by perpetrators. a bbc investigation has found that there were almost 50,000 reports of fraud last year from people aged over 60. that figure has almost doubled in the past three years. let's discuss this withjo aitken, whose mum was scammed, and keith brown, a professor of social work, who joins us from our southampton studio. good morning to you both. starting
with you first, jo how did this happen, do you think? it was last year and my happen, do you think? it was last yearand my mum happen, do you think? it was last year and my mum got a phone call late afternoon from someone saying that they were a police officer. and that they were a police officer. and that there was a fraud going on at her bank and that to be on the safe side she should take all the money out of her bank account. and then she went and did that because she trusts the police and then he said he needed it as evidence for court, that was going to be the next stage... that was going to be the next stage. . . the that was going to be the next stage... the cash itself. yeah, because it would have fingerprints on. and she went on the train and gave the money, £20,000, to a stranger. one at any point think that something might be up?”
stranger. one at any point think that something might be up? i think she probably did but the guy was on the phone to her the whole time and didn't give her the opportunity, really, to take a breath and think, hang on, i'd better wring some people here and find out. so it was very sophisticated, very clever. and turning to you, professor, we hear so turning to you, professor, we hear so many stories like this one and yet more and more people are becoming victims, and it's easy to say, surely the warning signs were there but as we were hearing, if you have a telephone call and it is somebody claiming to be a police officer, the first inclination of plenty of people would be to trust that that person is who they say they are? i think that is absolutely right, particularly for lonely, elderly people, don't have somebody next to them to ask, does this sound right? and it is a generation which generally trusts authority. we also have to remember that criminals are very, very clever, they're on the
phone, they use very clever language and is the lady was explaining, they don't let up, they don't give you the time to reflect and before you know it, you're scammed. if this was ladies being knocked over at their front for and robbed, people around the country would be up in arms — why doesn't it attract the same level of attention in the press and with the authorities, too?|j level of attention in the press and with the authorities, too? i think we are onlyjust regaining to realise the scale of the problem. your reporting some pretty serious figures in terms of numbers but we reckon that probably only about 5% of all the crime is reported, so you could times these figures by ten or 20 and still not get to it. i think it's because people are embarrassed and afraid to report it, they're locked into their own sense of, i've made such an awful mistake, i don't wa nt made such an awful mistake, i don't want to talk about it. and they lose confidence. as you rightly say if
this was burglary or people being attacked there would be a public outrage. that's such an important point, isn't it? that sense of embarrassment that people will have and shame, which means that either during the course of a scam, they're not willing to pull back or perhaps not willing to pull back or perhaps not even willing to talk about it and therefore these figures are only scratching the surface? and therefore these figures are only scratching the surface ?|j and therefore these figures are only scratching the surface? i would agree with that. my mum can't even really go out anymore, because she's just lost all her confidence, and it's terrible. it's about trust, isn't it? i suppose if you feel that you can't trust anyone any more... then what have you got? that's it, it's really affected her. that is such a powerful point to, because we're talking about people's financial losses, and they matter, but you're telling us, it's more than that. yeah, there is a bigger
picture, she was looking forward to spending the next few years doing a bit of travelling and she hasn't got the money to do that now, but also shejust the money to do that now, but also she just hasn't got it in her, the emotional and mental energy to be able to do these things now, it's terrible. professor, ijust wanted to recap some of the statistics. according to age uk, an elderly person is two—and—a—half times more likely to going to a home within a year if they have been victim of scamming. how do we balance the need for a public service message on this about scams with people not effectively shrinking their world and being too afraid to go out and use credit cards and buy anything on the internet for example? you could hearin the internet for example? you could hear injo's voice sense of loss the internet for example? you could hear in jo's voice sense of loss for her mother, that she had lost so much dignity that she was afraid to go out. and this is why people end
up go out. and this is why people end up coming into care, and that becomes a major issue for society. we've already got too many older people in care, how are we going to cope with even more? it would just cripple the health and social care service. but you're right, we can't shy away from the internet. many of us use shy away from the internet. many of us use it and use it well but we must remember, criminals understand that people like jo's mother the most vulnerable and the easiest victims, and they are actively targeting those people. so actually we have no choice i don't believe as a society and azharullah tips and friends of elderly people, to go out and put in measures and systems to protect people and work with them and understand their situation, otherwise we are facing some serious problems. thank you both for your time. and you can hear much more on this on bbc radio 5 live at 11 o'clock this morning. here's louise, with a look at today's weather.
well, these are the two faces of the weather today. it is a beautiful start in the north—east of scotland but it is for a. you canjust start in the north—east of scotland but it is for a. you can just make out a light frost here. —— but it is beautiful. further south, out a light frost here. —— but it is beautiful. furthersouth, quite different. the rain is spreading steadily eastwards. if it is not raining where you are at the moment across the midlands, east anglia and the south—east of england, it will be. drizzly weather ahead of it but the rain will be turning heavy and persistent as it moves in from the west. further north we have got some lovely sunshine, yes, and it looks as though that is where we will keep the sun today, but also a scattering of showers, mostly at the moment in the far north of scotland. some of these will be driven further inland as the afternoon goes on. it is a miserable start in the south—west, that rain will gradually move
eastwards, pushing through at quite a pace, though, so you will be starting to see an improvement in the south—west of england by the middle of the morning. in the south—east corner it is miserable and it will be quite windy as well. further north, it's a case of sunny spells and scattered showers. some of those showers will push further inland. it will be feeling quite cool inland. it will be feeling quite cool, particularly on the exposed coasts, with the wind coming from the north—west, so temperatures struggling a little today. maybe 15 if we are lucky in the south—west. this evening, the rain will ease away and the showers will start to fade along with the winds. the exception again will be in the far north—west. it will be a chilly start potentially to monday morning but a good deal of dry weather for
the start of the week. any early—morning mist will lift away, with lots of sunshine to look forward to. a scattering of showers in the north—west will be potentially the worst of it. temperatures perhaps a couple of degrees up on today. into tuesday the winds will strengthen in northern ireland and western scotland, which will bring more persistent rain. a good deal of dry weather further south. quite an autumnal flavour if we look ahead to the week, chilly starts, with some dry and sunny weather around, the wet and windy weather starts from tuesday onwards, mostly affecting the north. but from the middle of the north. but from the middle of the week it should be turning just that little bit warmer again. the beginning of autumn. indeed, the
clocks will be changing soon! the andrew marr show is on bbc one at 10 o'clock. who'sjoining you this morning, andrew? good morning from liverpool pub and looking down the mersey and i am here for the labour conference and my main guest will be the leader of the labour party, jenn murray corbyn. i will also be speaking to the brexit secretary dominic raab about the events of the last week. i have the wonderfuljoanna lumley on the show and because we are in liverpool we have a wonderful liverpool we have a wonderful liverpool band to play us out come it's only the coral. eight million people are expected to tune in for the finale of the bodyguard tonight. as well as causing a twitter frenzy each week, the series has prompted lots of interest in counter—terrorism policing. thousands of people have accessed the met‘s recruitment site since the show started. but how realistic is richard
madden's character david budd? our home affairs correspondent danny shaw reports. he's talked down a suicide bomber, been shot at in a car, and duffed up a government advisor. all in day's work for a close protection officer. here's one man who should know. i have protected theresa may when she was home secretary. you're right. and it is nothing and was nothing like what david budd did. the way we operate is not quite like david budd, who seems to be operating quite independently. operating independently. so independently, he even has an affair with the home secretary. that's not realistic at all! anybody who crosses that line would not last very long within the department and might not last very long within the police service. but the met police wants to capitalise on the popularity of bodyguard. there's been a surge of interest injoining the force. it needs to recruit detectives
and technology experts. it's about encouraging people to have an ambition, dream big, and, actually, some day you could be protecting her majesty the queen, or protecting the home secretary. but you're not going to get that instantaneously. one feature of the programme is the large number of senior female officers and detectives from black and minority ethnic groups. it takes some doing... the reality is rather different. they're in a minority, as this asian counterterrorism detective told me. she doesn't want to be identified because of the sensitive nature of her role. women and bme officers are in every rank and every specialism in the police services. so it's not a rare thing. we do have senior female officers. we also have senior bme officers. but we still do need more diversity, without a shadow of a doubt. the character of david budd makes great telly and may inspire some potential recruits, but he's no substitute for a real close protection officer. it's not about making waves,
they have to stay in the shadows. danny shaw, bbc news. bodyguard is on bbc one at nine o'clock tonight. we're saying goodbye to viewers on bbc one now, but we're here on the bbc news channel until nine this morning. the first one to take a look at. a city financier has said he will fund a new approach brexit party to deliver what the electorate thought they would be getting, he says. the 0bserver they would be getting, he says. the observer is talking brexit as well, you guessed it! tom watson said the party should be ready to another back —— to back another brexit vote if its members want one. jeremy corbyn will reluctantly back
a further referendum if his party conference calls for it. let's look at the inside pages. let's start with this one. the telegraph? this is all about the new 100 competition for cricket, piloted this week in a closed environment at loughborough university and it is an interesting article because it is about tinkering with a game, how do you make it more exciting for a more consumerist audience? the feedback from players is positive. it is about changing the format of the game. there is a lot to be decided but it is interesting that cricket
is trying to reinvent itself. the idea that in a couple of years we will have a new and exciting competition is good. i like a curious balance, because you have the cricketing authorities who want to get the game watched by a new generation but the traditionalists who have been sitting there for five days for a test match will make the argument that this is a sell—out. but cricket comes in for a hard time because it has that sort of diversity. for football, because it has that sort of diversity. forfootball, it's pretty much the same game whereas cricket, test match, 50 overs, 2020, actually, it's a real strength of the game. traditionalists might get upset but nobody is saying we're going to change the format, we want this to be for everybody. from diversity in cricket to a lack of
diversity in cricket to a lack of diversity elsewhere. we have heard comments from the supreme court saying that women judges make comments from the supreme court saying that womenjudges make better judgment in court because of their different experiences? yeah, i think it is important that women get their voices heard, they have a lot to contribute and he is not saying that women are better decision—makers but saying that them being part of the conversation means that decisions can be more balanced and i think thatis can be more balanced and i think that is a good thing. the more involved in senior positions, we will have better conversations. blue peter? the mail on sunday's magazine has said that blue peter is not quite as wholesome as we might have thought? exactly right. we all have
memories ofjohn noakes and this is really about adventures on and off—screen. they have certainly had their moments. the various high points and low points of the show. more on that later. we should be asking the former presenter is whether or not life after 40 is more fun. that is in the mirror. kate winslet has been saying life is no fun. i am 46, so for the last three yea rs, fun. i am 46, so for the last three years, i have been having no fun whatsoever... this is the idea that there has been a survey and people in their 40s there has been a survey and people in their40s are there has been a survey and people in their 40s are saying they had
their best time around 23 in the last few years have been rubbish. i am all for saying, life is what you make it. but the notion that for the next 40 years i will not have any fun, ifound next 40 years i will not have any fun, i found that a little next 40 years i will not have any fun, ifound that a little bit depressing. yes. everything up until the age of 40 is just a rehearsal. that's the spirit. that's the way to do it! thanks. stay with us. the headlines injust a moment. this is breakfast. it is 831. here
isa summary this is breakfast. it is 831. here is a summary of the main news. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn and his deputy tom watson have said they will back another brexit referendum, if their members call for one. it comes as the party delegates meet in liverpool for the start of the annual conference. a poll suggests overwhelming support within the labour rank and file for another vote — and for remaining in the european union. owners of holiday homes in england would face new taxes if labour wins the next election — that's one of the proposals being announced at the conference. the party says around 174,000 homes would be affected, raising £560 million. leaderjeremy corbyn will also announce plans to force large companies to reserve a third of seats on boards for representatives of their workforce. the number of elderly people reporting that they have been scammed has nearly doubled in the past three years, according to an investigation by bbc radio 5 live. in some cases, victims have lost hundreds of thousands of pounds. ?fraudsters scammed
almost 49,000 older people across the uk in the past year. that's equivalent to nearly six reports every hour. a murder investigation has been launched after a 19—year—old man died after being shot in east london last night. two other people were also seriously injured in the incident in walthamstow at around 11 o'clock. nobody has been arrested. there have been more than 100 murders in the capital so far this year. directors of the british broadcaster, sky, have urged shareholders to accept a takeover offer of more than £30 billion from the us media giant, comcast. after a long—running battle against rupert murdoch's 21st century fox, comcast last night won a blind auction for sky. it's not thought that prices will go up for sky subscribers. a woman accusing the us supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh of sexual assault
has agreed to testify against him next week. lawyers for christine blasey ford say she has accepted a request to appear before the senatejudiciary committee to be questioned about the alleged attack at a party in 1982. judge kavanaugh has repeatedly denied the allegations and continues to have the support of president trump and his deputy, mike pence. the president and i are confident that senate republicans will manage this confirmation properly, with the utmost respect for all concerned, and i believe thatjudge brett kavanaugh will soon bejustice brett kavanaugh and take his seat on the supreme court of the united states of america. house of fraser stores in edinburgh, hull and swindon are to close. sports direct‘s mike ashley — who recently bought the struggling chain — has been in talks with landlords over rents in recent weeks. at least 20 house of fraser stores have been saved from closure. those are the main
stories this morning. now the sport news. the box built that's basically what boxing is. ithink the box built that's basically what boxing is. i think that genetically, when anthonyjoshua is... we were watching the fight back. we marvelled at the way they threw punches but in the way they take them as well. that is part of the sport. how they take bence hamerli blows. a bloody nose, staggering, but to come back, incredible sport. 0ur correspondent wasn't there. but to come back, incredible sport. our correspondent wasn't there. the
home of english football for one night at the centre of the boxing world, normally it takes two teams to fill the stadium, here, it was done by one man. anthonyjoshua is fast becoming the biggest draw his sport has ever seen but with that there is added pressure. the fans don't really want to watch him compete, they expect him to win and do so in style. joshua's task was to follow a spectacular entrance with fireworks of his own. if conditions doused, there were a brutal blows, raising a possibility of an almighty upset, the response was that of a true champion. not for the first time, joshua overcoming adversity, to devastate the russian and maintain an unblemished record.|j will always end up victorious
because i think i have more depth andl because i think i have more depth and i can take deep. i was not looking for the knockout but the instinct told me he was hacked. the focus turns to joshua's instinct told me he was hacked. the focus turns tojoshua's next opponent, the same venue has already been booked for april but who will it be? away from the boxing, a warm welcome to old trafford for alex ferguson after he emerged from surgery, ferguson after he emerged from surgery, manchester united could only mark the occasion with a draw against wolves. liverpool have gone clear at the top of the table, their best to a league season. alex ferguson! cheering and applause this was the sound of 70,000 people bringing a loved one back home. sir alex ferguson's influence is in 0ld trafford's foundations. these
stands are united. he says pre—match nerves are still the same and when his old side went in front, this felt like the old days but the problem is that two—day's man united let lead slip away and wolves are a site building their own ground. portugal's new stars make life hard for their compatriots. they deserve the point. i think we deserve the punishment of getting one point. being the away team at anfield feels like punishment right now, especially if liverpool get a head start. that own goal had southampton up start. that own goal had southampton up against that this year, they found an extra edge. seven wins to start the season is the best 1990. we tried already to do this the seventh time but i like it! that's
cool. the team are now up in front at the top but teams beside them have proven pedigree. sergio aguero! his 300th appearance with another goal. man city word given goals by cardiff, their newest star, read marys, the face of leicester. spurs hope for this to pass, optimism dampened by previous games. that was enough for a penalty and when harry came stepped up, the summer feels less distant, just like in russia, he said his team on the way and though tottenham still have leaks to fix, at least they have stopped the downpour. celtic and rangers both play today in the scottish premiership. hearts dropped
yesterday, and kick—off was held up for a fire alarm in the match between hamilton and st mirren but that was as exciting as it got for the visitors. tiger woods has given himself every chance of winning his first tournament for five years. he had an outstanding is dark in atla nta. had an outstanding is dark in atlanta. birdies at six of seven holes. he goes into the final day on 12 under par, three shots clear of rory mcilroy and justin rose. he is playing well to win and it is just a matter of time. you just don't want it to be on watch. he will be tough to beat. it will be hard for him. trying to win for the first time but he has so much positive experience to draw on, a hard guide to chase down. i will be watching later.
to draw on, a hard guide to chase down. iwill be watching later. in by down. iwill be watching later. in rugby union, bath beat northampton, bristol beat harlequins and wasps w011 bristol beat harlequins and wasps won at sale. nathan hughes bundled over to earn the point. johnny sexton celebrated his 150th leinster appearance with conversions and a bonus point try as they swept aside edinburgh. the silver medal in the judo championships has been won by a fighterfrom judo championships has been won by a fighter from great britain. judo championships has been won by a fighterfrom great britain. inspired after picking a volunteer at london 2012. you may have seen on brea kfast, 2012. you may have seen on breakfast, we heard from billy monger, the racing driver who lost both legs in donington last year, he returned to the track yesterday and was absolutely ecstatic when he claimed pole position for the formula 3 race. he finished fourth. two more races to come today. good
luck to him. great if he can claim a win after that crash. last night's knockout fight between anthony joshua and his russian opponent produced the result most expected. he retained his heavyweight title. the question is now who next? let's hear from the question is now who next? let's hearfrom our london boxing commentator. before the speculation, let's dwell on the performance last night. mike costello, your colleague, said this was his best performance of his career? it was just about flawless and perfect. various things and then in the seventh round, a series of punches but arguably would have dropped any heavyweight at any time, anywhere in the world. quality performance. mike thinks it was his best. aj and
myself, we think it is second—best! between the two of us, i don't think the one that is his best is actually his best... he thinks his best was against wladimir klitschko in front of 90,000 people in april. i think his best was a dull affair, a skilful affaires, againstjoseph parker a few months ago. he boxed beautifully. that is what it is about. you are a purist! you are right. let's have a look at the contenders for the 13th of april? who will it be? dillian whyte is? tyson fury? i can assure you, no one knows who it will be. everyone wants it to be beyond the wilder. he is an
unbeaten american who holds the championship belt and they want him to signa championship belt and they want him to sign a contract now. tomorrow if possible. for that final. the problem is that he has an appointment and a fight with tyson fury on december one. they still wa nt fury on december one. they still want wilder to commit himself to the fight in april. it will not be tyson fury if he beats wilder and the reason is that if tyson fury where to beat wilder, there would be a rematch and that means he would not fightjoshua on april 13. several people mentioned dillian whyte, last night, he has fought in the past but if you were asking me to gamble, i would gamble 5p for charity against dillian whyte. 5p? we will take
that. how important is it for a big name to sign up for anthonyjoshua next? wladimir klitschko was big. it wasn't the big name that he needed to cement himself as a legend. what does he need next? he needs the dance partner that all of the great heavyweights have had in history, muhammad ali, cassius clay, as he was, he had in the 1960s, sonny liston and then in the 70s, george foreman and joe frazier. lennox lewis had evander holyfield. and mike tyson. you need to be a great fighter to step up to that next level. so that people will talk about you 100 years later. and right now, joshua needs, wladimir klitschko is not the big name, the name he needs is wilder or tyson
fury. but we might have to wait until 2020. be patient! fury. but we might have to wait until2020. be patient! we will be. how long do you think anthonyjoshua can remain at the top? he is in his late 20s. his opponent last night was 39. wladimir klitschko, 40, heavyweights seem to go on forever. how long can he remained? between ten and 14 years, they can lose their title, i think we have another seven their title, i think we have another seve n yea rs their title, i think we have another seven years ofjoshua. that is only ten or 12 fights. but what happens with his fights is that they are an event. my gut feeling is five years, eight fights. a pleasure, as always. thanks for sharing your thoughts. dillian whyte, 5p on dillian whyte? iam going dillian whyte, 5p on dillian whyte? i am going down the bookies right now! i don't know anything about
boxing. but i could listen to him every day. hejust boxing. but i could listen to him every day. he just brings the sport to life! now the weather. yes. good luck to the person who took this photograph. heavy rain. it will improve over the next few hours. if you are walking the dog, a pretty 5°99y you are walking the dog, a pretty soggy affair. heavy rainfall will gradually push into the midlands, east anglia and the south east. some of that rain turning heavy. further north and west, spells of sunshine, but chile. the real story for the next few hours is this rain that has to clear through. moving across east
anglia and london, had quite a pace, as you can see, sunny spells and scattered showers. a scattering of showers continues through northern england, northern ireland and scotland. it will feel chilly. despite the sunshine. a north—westerly breeze driving on exposed coasts, really chile. we might see 15 in the south—west. the rain will move away through the nights. skies will clear, winds light with the exception of northern scotland. high—pressure moves in to quieten down the weather story for a couple of days but it will stay with us couple of days but it will stay with us and that allows for a chilly start to monday. showers in the far north—west continue. temperatures
will climb. a slow process. maybe 16 in the south—east. into tuesday, chile and we could see further mist and fog. we could see details by the end of the day. heavy rain. a disappointing afternoon. 16 degrees is the high. looking ahead, cold mornings, dry and sunny. eventually it will turn warmer. good news. studio: it certainly is. good news for gardeners. warm soil! it is
almost ten minutes before nine o'clock. rupert murdoch has failed to gain control of sky after comcast submitted the highest bid in a blind auction. an unusual state of affairs. the £30 billion deal will make comcast the largest pay—tv operator. let's discuss this with a media analyst. enormous money to spend on sky. no doubt, a very valuable commodity. has comcast overreached? they really wanted the asset. they wanted a european presence and access to sky's back catalogue of content and its footprint in premier league sport. they see this as a strategic asset and have paid a big numberand it is important for viewers to remember this process started when the share price was £8. it is more or less
double. 61% more price was £8. it is more or less double. 6196 more than fox. why are they doing this? is it because they wa nt to ta ke they doing this? is it because they want to take on netflix or amazon? the bbc? why do this? of course it is the bbc but they cannot win that battle. it is what you say about netflix and amazon and the streaming platforms. they have massive budgets. increasingly, they are taking a big share and it is a competitive response to what is happening in the industry. what is all this about this blind auction? shoving pennies in an envelope on a saturday? peculiar, as someone who has worked in the city, not much gets done on a saturday, so this is unusual and the lusty old people may remember was the tata british steel deal —— the last deal people may
remember. there was a stalemate. they wanted to get this sorted and let's remember the process started in 2016. it is not a done deal. not yet. sky shareholders will get a letter from the board yet. sky shareholders will get a letterfrom the board recommending they accept the offer. we would expect the deal to conclude in 0ctober expect the deal to conclude in october but the big question is, does fox and the murdoch family accept this or are they happy to remain as minority shareholders? peculiar thing is that rupert murdoch has an imprint in the british media and that has always been about expansion. and now there is at least the potential of that shrinking significantly? perhaps you could conclude that the future is streaming and maybe satellite
television is less of a future? clearly comcast disagrees? this company clearly comcast disagrees? this com pa ny floated clearly comcast disagrees? this company floated in 1994 and since then has been innovative and has grown and taken risks, it is interesting and symbolic that he is conceding the battle has been won by the new companies and he will take cash off the table. what does this mean? what is the future of sky news, for example? it is good for people to have a variety of sources of news. yes. it was looking bleak for sky news recently but as a result of the regulatory process, sky news will be around for a minimum of ten years, which is good for media plurality, whether it was disney comcast, sky news is fine for now. thanks for coming in. the plates seem to be moving within the
media landscape and we appreciate your analysis. the longhand for the wreck of the endeavour, the vessel used by captain cook on a voyage of discovery to australia and new zealand could finally be found. the ship was sunk with 12 others off the coast of america in 1778 when no one knows exactly where. now, following a25 knows exactly where. now, following a 25 year archaeological study of the area, the search area has been narrowed to one or two sites. let's ta ke narrowed to one or two sites. let's take a look. historian and author peter moorejoins us now. good morning. pleased to meet you. what a task! it has taken rather a long time and we're not quite there yet. exactly. there is some way to go before they can say for sure that what they think has happened is
certain. this is, in a way, the end to one of the great maritime mysteries, if they can prove this is endeavour. they need artefacts from the sea floor to test them objectively. it will be interesting. may be a stupid question, why it is so difficult to find this? we know it was sunk off rhode island. 25 yea rs, it was sunk off rhode island. 25 years, is it really that difficult to find? yes, because there are somewhere around 200 revolutionary shipwrecks around there and it is needle in a haystack stuff. we have narrowed it down to a cluster of five. this was the significant thing come in 2016. now, they have mapped all of those five and looking at the dimensions, they think they know which one it is. it is a bit fuzzy down there as well! it is not too
far down, probably 40 feet. it is not the depth that is the problem, it is visibility. it is not really like a shipwreck you would imagine, sitting there with masts and sales. there are bits of it. they have managed to bring some artefacts up and have worked out if it corresponds with the builders of the vessel. it all comes back to yorkshire. glad to hear it. i was going to ask you, what would count as definitive proof? i guess they would would count. it could be... difficult to say. the origin of the
wood, the whitby builders who built it in 1764 used yorkshire wood, so this is more complicated than you might imagine. we can see the passion in your eyes! assuming we can find it, and proof exists, what then happens to endeavour? there is already a is squabble developing, as soon as the americans realised there was the potential of having endeavour in the harbour, they made sure the law reflected that, so everything belongs to the state of rhode island and it kind of depends on how generous the rhode island people are going to be. they have put a lot of money into the search. the british seem very interested.
but the australians seem more interested because they consider it as part of their foundation story, modern australians, i should say, but 1770, what the australians would love more than anything is to have a bit of the ship taken back for the anniversary. thank you for that. that is all from breakfast today. thank you forjoining us. louise and dan are here tomorrow. have a lovely sunday, goodbye. this is bbc news. the headlines. backing another brexit vote. the labour leadership say they'll support another referendum, if that's what party members want. a tax for second homes. labour announces new plans as annual conference gets underway today.
us media giant comcast outbids rupert murdoch's 21st century fox to take control of tv—broadcaster sky. shareholders are urged to accept the offer. falling for scams. reports of fraud almost double in three years. a bbc investigation reveals there were almost 50,000 cases reported last year, with six people over 60 falling victim every hour. britain's anthonyjoshua defends his three world heavyweight titles,