yes, the waiting is very nearly over. later on this afternoon, thousands of fans will be here for the opening ceremony and then it all gets under way bright and early tomorrow morning, three days of drama is about the only guarantee. enjoy it, thank you, andy swiss outside paris. john cunliffe, who created the much loved children's character postman pat, has died at the age of 85. john cunliffe lived in the lake district for several years, and the picturesque villages and valleys he was familiar with inspired pat's home of greendale. john cunliffe went on to create rosie and jim in the 1990s. time for a look at the weather... here's helen willetts after last week's storms it's been
much quieter. there have been interesting temperature contrasts. we've seen very little variation gci’oss we've seen very little variation across the northern half of the country in the last couple of days because we've been sat under a cloud but now that the nights are getting longer somewhere further south such as exeter, temperatures fell within as exeter, temperatures fell within a degree of freezing last night, plenty of sunshine is following and temperatures leaping up now and it feels warm under the sunshine. but that blanket of cloud in the north is giving us some rain and it is starting to progress further southwards, so i think as we go towards the end of today and overnight all of us will get into this colder north—westerly air, which means that it will be notably chillier. we will need the extra layer by the time we get tomorrow, not just layer by the time we get tomorrow, notjust in the morning but all day. for the rest of the day little bit more rain to come as the weather system more rain to come as the weather syste m m oves a cross more rain to come as the weather system moves across northern ireland to northern england. there will be brighter skies and sunshine following to the north, just a few showers, plenty of sunshine continues in the south. it's warm, temperatures still responding into the strong niche september sunshine.
temperatures typically in the low 20s. we may see 2a in london. its colour further north, 20s. we may see 2a in london. its colourfurther north, behind 20s. we may see 2a in london. its colour further north, behind the weather front already temperatures not as high. so we turned the tables overnight. we get more cloud and drizzle in the south so it won't feel as cold tomorrow morning, but further north, after 16 degrees in parts of the north of england, just two or three tonight will be a shock to the system. they could be ground frost first thing tomorrow. it's dry and bright with and your sunshine for most of us, even the cloud and mist over the hills and drizzle in the south should clear quickly so the south should clear quickly so the sunshine in abundance but the differences it will feel cool robot across—the—board tomorrow, differences it will feel cool robot across—the—boa rd tomorrow, just 16-17 in across—the—boa rd tomorrow, just 16—17 in the south, several degrees down. add onto that a pretty brisk north—easterly wind. that wind eases off as we go into tomorrow evening and overnight so another cold night across the board the far north—west of scotla nd across the board the far north—west of scotland as we start saturday morning, which means a beautiful start of the weekend. they could be
mist fog around because winds will be lighter in the south but it clears, we see lots of sunshine. the exception is probably the north—west of the great glen, the highlands and islands seeing more rain and wind and gradually the weather system will work southwards through the weekend through sunday. there won't bea weekend through sunday. there won't be a great deal of rain the south, so be a great deal of rain the south, so not a right off. there will be showers following a brisk northerly wind and temperatures will struggle, just 9—10 in the north. we'll all need an extra layer as we head towards the start of october. if you haven't needed it already is through the early hours of the morning, certainly the south here. that's all from the bbc news at one so it's goodbye from me and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. good afternoon. news teams where you are. it's 1.30pm, and here's your latest sports news. this time tomorrow, the ryder cup will be well under way in paris
with team usa eyeing their first win on european tour soilfor 25 years. they are the favourites, though, as both teams go through final preparations. john watson is one of the lucky onlookers at le golf national. john, are the players getting into a bit of a rhythm now out on the course? they are familiar but his surroundings and what they have to prepare far. it has been a interesting to look at the groups on the course together us an idea of the course together us an idea of the possible pairings to come. we know that tiger woods and phil mickelson about any group early on in the week, prompting suggestions that they could play together. the american captain seemingly dismissing that, though. tiger woods at today alongside justin thomas, jordan spieth and plastic red. we know the success they have had in
previous ryder cup is, we wonder if babel be there together again. henrik stenson was and a group with justin rose today. you wonder whether or not that could be the opening pairing for you when playing tomorrow. indeed. much has been made of the return of tiger woods to the united states team, but there is one man backed by gw might not have expected to be playing any ryder cup again. yes, paul casey is that man. he played in three successive ryder cup, 2003, 2006 and 2008. but he was not selected by coleman comedy in 2010, despite being one number nine. but he is back in the ryder cup team after a 10—year absence, and she is clearly delighted to be here this week. it is obviously the goal to make
that team, but now the goal is to win pines, which i believe i can do, andl win pines, which i believe i can do, and i am super excited for this week. i have seen all the images of what it is going to be like, and to get a taste of the last couple of days, i cannot wait for tomorrow. we wait to see whether he will be on the team sheet tomorrow morning. we will know those pairings for the opening matches. babel be made by knitting captains take to the stage for the opening ceremony, which gets up for the opening ceremony, which gets up to under way at 4pm tomorrow. it at it days of action. 14.5 pints, the all important figure. weather reaches that, will be ryder cup champion. and babel be back after four o'clock but those pairings in paris. talks between arsenal and midfielder aaron ramsey over a new contract have stopped. ramsey s existing deal expires at the end of this season and the gunners had been hopeful
of tying him to fresh terms. but negotiations have broken down and, barring an unlikely resumption, the wales international will be sold in january or become a free agent next summer. video assistant referee technology will be used in the champions league from next season. uefa says var will be used in the 2019—2020 competition from the play—off stage. the plan is also to use the system, which was used at this summer's world cup, at the 2020 european championship, the final of which will be at wembley. ellie downie will compete for the first time in 18 months at the world gymnastics championships next month. the former european all around champion has been named in the great britain team after being out of competition since having ankle surgery in the summer of 2017. next month's world championships is the first chance for countries to secure team places at the tokyo 2020 olympics. i'll have more for you in the next hour. good afternoon, you are watching bbc
news. let's take a look at a few other stories this lunchtime. a russian activist who invaded the pitch during this summer's world cup final and subsequently fell ill has accused vladimir putin's government of poisoning him. pyotr verzilov, who's a member of the anti—kremlin group pussy riot, is recovering in germany. he's been speaking exclusively to the bbc‘sjenny hill, in berlin. pussy riot knows how to steal the limelight. protests, stunts, aimed at exposing what they say is the reality of russia under putin. now they are back in the headlines. one of the activists who invaded the pitch at this year's world cup says he has been poisoned. i remember being sick and losing my eyesight in a weird way and, after that, it is like a black hole and i don't
remember what is happening. the day before, we were drinking coffee in cafes, so there were many options for somebody at some point to insert something if they wanted to. and who do you believe was responsible? most likely russian law enforcement. it is a question of on which side? we have the russian version of the fbi, the fsb, and we have the russian version of the cia, the gru. no proof yet to determine who did this. doctors in berlin found no trace of poison but they confirm the symptoms were most likely caused by a drug which affects the nervous system. no single entity exists in russia, or probably that part of eastern europe, which actually can develop and carry out poisonous attacks like that. do you think vladimir putin had knowledge of what happened?
in russia, vladimir putin, he does not give the final approval to, in his eyes, small actions like this. but he definitely creates an atmosphere, he creates an atmosphere where such paramilitary groups and agencies do what they can do. so it generally falls into the line which has been determined by vladimir putin. and why you? i am intrigued as to why they would pick on an activist like yourself, a young man, who, can he really be described as a thorn in the side of vladimir putin? we don't really make a distinction like that because the actions we do are as loud as anything happening in russia. for them, it is quite a big deal and they think of ways to counterbalance that. that is the price you have to pay in russia. if you want russia to change and be a different country, then you have to be ready for things.
are you frightened now? i would not say i really... maybe it is my psychological problem, i do not really feel what can be described as fear in this case. essentially, no. pyotr verzilov speaking to our correspondent in berlin, jenny hill. double olympic gold medallist dame kelly holmes is best known for her double olympic gold in athens in 2004. but she was also in the army, and now she's campaigning to tackle inequality in the armed forces. she's been speaking to joanna gosling about the campaign, and her time in the army. since i was 14, i wanted to be in the army. i asked my mother to take me to the careers office, and i was just desperate to be an unhappy career and do something that was a
challenge, but now be made an honorary camel is amazing, because it dovetails everything i'd believe them. —— an honorary colonel. it dovetails everything i'd believe them. -- an honorary colonel. they have particular concerns about inequality? i think they are in a really good place now. since the vanbrugh 2016, and particular with the royal armoured corps, females are allowed tojoin the royal armoured corps, females are allowed to join the ground close combat units. by the end of this year, women should be allowed an old front line roles. this is not a ground—breaking change since 2016. it just ground—breaking change since 2016. itjust means that there is a lot more opportunities open for women. they get the opportunity to do whatever men choose to do, and i think when it comes to a quality, it is not about to be less booming in
and change the standard, it is about, if you are good enough to pass a course without any concessions, but that you are a man 01’ concessions, but that you are a man ora concessions, but that you are a man 01’ a women, you concessions, but that you are a man or a women, you should be given a vote to do those rules. i am really pleased to see that the army are looking at the opportunities that it gives both men and women in terms of flexible working, part—time sessions, depending on their combat roles, maternity and paternity leave, and also investing in the future, because they are the largest apprenticeship opportunity employers in the uk. it is giving young people that chance to have funded qualification goals, and so it is a lot more open now. and so changing the law, giving new opportunities, doesn't always translate to the people on the front line of seeing what happens. yeah. but actually
giving the equality to women who wa nt to giving the equality to women who want to step up, do you think it is working as it should?” want to step up, do you think it is working as it should? i think definitely in terms of the opportunities, they are open. whether women take them up and see them as a viable career is a different thing. and i think that is what the forces and in particular the army have to pace, to say that we are supportive of of women, these are the rules available, and this is the process. do you think it is a case of women holding themselves back rather than putting themselves forward and being pushed back?|j think forward and being pushed back?” think the result was good to be a worry because the course is so new. i think going forward, as secrets start to go through these roles, they become the voice. so for example, the royal armoured corps, which i am honorary colonel. they have 12 officers who have gone
through, which means they can drive tanks. when i joined, through, which means they can drive tanks. when ijoined, i was an heavy goods vehicle driver. it was not open to me to drive a tank with. i would have if i could have. let's go fred! what needs to be done is make sure the forces added in terms of diversity, equality, opportunity. killers need to see that byjoining the forces, —— girls need to see that byjoining the forces you have a chance. then telecoms picking just a chance. then telecoms picking just a little bit earlier. in a moment we'll have all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc news: london fire brigade chief da ny cotton tells the grenfell inquiry she tried to comfort her firefighters before they entered the blaze, fearing they might not return. the alleged assault ‘drastically altered' my life — that's the written testimony from brett kavanaugh‘s accuser prof christine blasey ford — with both due to appear before
the senate this afternoon. a russian man accused of the salisbury poisoning is a military officer who received an honourfrom vladimir putin, an investigative website says. in the business news: not good enough. the regulator ofgem has ordered 11 energy suppliers to improve how they deal with complaints. only a third of customers are happy with how their complaints are handled. more on this story in just a moment. publishing pay and parental leave policies online. ten big name businesses sign up to the idea. we look at whether it goes far enough. ride—hailing firm uber is paying £113m to settle legal action over a cyber—attack that exposed data from 57 million
customers and drivers. the massive breach happened in 2016, but uber sought to hide it from regulators. ofgem, the uk energy regulator, is investigating four energy providers over their handling of customer complaints. this is as a result of a survey that is carried out every two years. just a third of complainants are happy with their energy provider's response to their complaints. the companies under the spotlight are first utility, ovo energy, utilita and scottish power. earlier we spoke to rik smith, energy expert, at uswitch. and sorry, we cannot get that particular club, but we can move on to the other story. long—suffering uk savers could soon see higher returns, as one of wall street's most famous banks boosts its presence on this side of the atlantic.
goldman sachs is well—known for its investment bank in london, but from thursday it will also offer a savings account to members of the public. it will be known as marcus by goldman sachs, after the bank's founder, mark uth goldman. savers will be offered 1.5% a year, currently the best rate on the market. earlier, we spoke to managing director des mcdaid. we have talked to thousands of customers, and we asked them what they thought of goldman sachs, and they thought of goldman sachs, and the message we got it was the prestigious band cover and recognise games. who did you ask? we ask thousands of savers, from £1 £2000 across uk. when you look at those names, fined $5 billion for profiting from the financial crisis. he got to be of $10 billion from the
us tragedy. the us attorney general described the bank has serious misconduct. you said you sold —— z you sold mortgages you knew were likely to fail. why should anyone trust you? there is no doubt that we learned a lot, and many banks had to change. one of the things we have a simple products. we are offering a really simple savings account, with no catches, no fees. you can move your money when you like, and you can your money when you like, and you ca n start your money when you like, and you can start with a plan. that simplicity and transparency is what will make us successful. the uk's first bus that can filter pollution from the air has been unveiled in southampton. the bluestar bus has a filter system on its roof which removes particulate air pollution and blows out pure air behind it, operator go—ahead said. the diesel—powered prototype will clean the air on its route 16 times per year. southampton was chosen for the trial because the world health organization revealed it had
reached its limit of unsafe air pollution. joining us now is david brown, chief executive officer, of the go—ahead group. let's look at how this works. what does the technology do? we do believe that buses are the solution to the many problems cities have in terms of congestion and air quality, and what we are trying to do is pretty prototype of filtration system pretty prototype of filtration syste m o n pretty prototype of filtration system on the roof of a bus, which is actually quite eloquently said, clea ns is actually quite eloquently said, cleans the air at the front and puts clea n cleans the air at the front and puts clean airat cleans the air at the front and puts clean air at the back. it is a filtration system, and it will take a unseen particulates in the air and absorb them, take them out, and then clea n absorb them, take them out, and then clean air comes out the back of the bus. is itjust felt on an engine on top? it isjust a filter. no engine. so you are putting time trial. how
will you know whether it works? southampton going to be a nicer place to breathe air? without a doubt. we have teamed up with one of the best technology companies in the world to do with aerospace filtration, and it gave them the challenge to come up with this solution for us to put on the buses. they will look at that, and they will actually wait the number of particles in the filtration unit. they will make sure the body that goes on to the bus as a cure, there is no problems, and all of those things, we will check as well.” gather the whole thing came about by accident? the ad a global company, but they happen to have a headquarters near where we have our buses. we told them, you are the best in the world, we have got a
problem to solve. it is a diesel bus stop surely it is just sucking up staff at its pumping out? wouldn't it be better to use an electric bus? no, and their stances. this is the best bus you can get in terms of emissions. the exhaust system at the backward filters are particles and noxious emissions. it is not dealing with what comes out of a bus. these buses are more environmentally friendly than many cars, and carry 75 more people. this is about particles produced by tires and wheels and brakes on any bus come upon it is electric arc diesel, while at is a carol. you cannot see them. these are very small particles, and it is those we are taking out of the system. can i ask you about their financial said? is it your bus? and you going to be
selling goods if it works? it is our boss, and it is our craftsmen who have put on a very small system on the top of the drift of the bus. you will barely notice it, and we will pity bignot is on the side that we are cleaning up southampton on this bus. the bus is i. we can put it on, ta ke bus. the bus is i. we can put it on, take it off right. we will test it. hopefully, it is something we can expand across other cities in the uk. a quick look at the markets. oil prices are jumping up. a quick look at the markets. oil prices arejumping up. they hide is it has been since 2014. global politics, it is all to do with whether sanctions are going to slow up whether sanctions are going to slow up even what the amount of oil coming out of iran in particular. the pound has picked a little bit
today. a little bit stronger, but not going anywhere particularly fast at the moment. that's all the business news. a 95—year—old dutch resistance fighter has paid tribute to his wartime comrades by recreating one of the radio signals he sent back to britain during the second world war. bram grisnigt pa rachuted into the netherlands 75 years ago. john maguire reports. archive: it brings all the horrors of total warfare to three of the fairest and cleanest neutrals in western europe. despite that neutrality, the netherlands was dragged into the war by the german invasion of may, 1940. a year later, at 18, bram grisnigt fled his country, eventually ending up in london, where he was recruited by british intelligence. now, exactly three quarters of a century later, he's come to the dutch resistance museum in amsterdam, and, at 95, is dusting off his morse code to communicate with britain once more. through the crackle and the white
noise, the distinctive dots and dashes are picked up at duxford, now part of the imperial war museum, but then an raf base where the messages were received. he says, "it's all still in my head, all still in my fingers." it was exactly 75 years ago when bram took off from raf tempsford, just half an hour down the road from duxford, to be flown back over holland and parachute down, home once again on dutch soil, but this time deep behind enemy lines. for bram, this was an emotional but highly significant occasion. he wanted to thank the raf, and paid tribute to those in the resistance who were killed. we will always remember them. with warm regards and best wishes, bram grisnigt. the agents used these paraset radios, no bigger than a lunchbox, and this wartime footage shows how a dutch resistance agent would have
sent information back to britain. undercover and most often operating at night, it was extremely dangerous. they moved from house to house, location to location, always on the move. pretty frightening really. your life expectancy was pretty short and i have to say, they were pretty brave, men and women. after five months, bram was captured and spent the rest of the war in prison camps. this is a photograph of his english sweetheart, ann, and on the back, his handwritten notes about how to operate the radio. they remain together to this day. "i've been married for 73 years," he says. "my wife always supported me after the concentration camp. she has always been the soul of my life." he saw many friends and comrades die, but his bravery and his actions during the war would have helped
countless others to live. john maguire, bbc news. now it's time for a look at the weather. it is the cloudy zone across the north, where it is quite mild by day and night. further south, we have had sunshine, but chilly mornings as well. temperatures fell to with any degree of freezing in exeter. but what is beautiful site this morning. this sign is really quite strong at this time of year, so temperatures have laptop. towards the north, we have laptop. towards the north, we have this by the frantic. overnight, the chilly north—westerly winds will push the weather front sight words, so push the weather front sight words, so they want to be have been enjoying disappears. it will still
be pleasant, but temperatures back down to where they should be fun less time of year. the end of the day sees cloud coming into the knot of england and the north of wales. it will brighten up in scotland and northern ireland later, but some sunshine, but it is the head of that bore the front barbie are seeing the low temperatures. a lovely afternoon for the park. behind that, we have got colder air. overnight, the weather front with its attendant cloud and drizzle will hold temperatures up on the side. it is the time of the north of the country, in fact many parts of the country, in fact many parts of the country, to have a chilly night. it touch of ground frost in your brutal areas. but the beautiful start to the day. lots of sunshine comes through, but not the temperature difference. lower across the board tomorrow, and we have a keen
north—westerly wind blowing tomorrow. deep back—up more cloud in the north—west on friday, but elsewhere, temperatures will plummet. ground frost quite widely in the countryside. autumn is worth us. in the countryside. autumn is worth us. it beautiful start to the date on friday. mr fogg brand, but it clears mid—morning. temperatures, with lighter winds tomorrow. more cloud and rain on saturday, and on sunday, that will push southwards, with more cloud of land. i think we will notice a different temperature again on sunday. it will feel chilly, because the wind is coming down from the north—west, and it is stronger as well. 12 to 17 here. we will keep you updated. plenty more on the website. hello, you're watching afternoon live.
i'm ben brown. today at 2. dramatic evidence at the grenfell inquiry — the commissioner of the london fire brigade says she feared some of her firefighters wouldn't come out alive. we'd never experienced an event like that. we'd never seen such a significant failure of a building. the eu's chief brexit negotiator, michel barnier is meeting the labour is meeting the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, in brussels. ambulances in england face missing response targets if the service fails to make changes to the way patients are treated. and coming up on afternoon live: helen willetts has all the weather — helen it has been a bit chilly by morning, but the afternoons have been wonderfully warm. we will need