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you're watching bbc news at nine with me, rachel scofield. the headlines: the irish prime minister insists the eu won't reopen negotiations on the brexit withdrawal agreement to remove what borisjohnson says is an undemocratic backstop. a no—deal brexit will cost the farming industry £850 million a year in lost profits, according to new research seen by the bbc. a man is to appear in court today — charged with murdering the police officer andrew harper, while he was investigating a burglary in berkshire.
the major power cut across the uk earlier this month was sparked by a lightning strike and the sudden loss of two big generators. it's emerged jeffrey epstein signed a will two days before killing himself in his new yorkjail cell, while awaiting trial on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges. manchester united's unsettled star paul pogba misses a penalty as his side are held to a draw at wolves. and coming up... we hear from the chicken connoisseur on the decision to put anti—knife slogans on chicken takeaway food boxes. good morning, and welcome
to the bbc news at nine. the irish prime minister, leo varadakar, has rejected a fresh demand by borisjohnson for the eu to remove the irish backstop from the brexit withdrawal agreement. in a letter to the european council president, donald tusk, mrjohnson said that it was anti—democratic and inconsistent with the sovereignty of the uk, and suggested that alternative arrangements could replace it. the uk and the eu had agreed on the backstop — as a way of preventing the return of border checks between northern ireland and the irish republic. it would keep the uk in the eu customs union — and see northern ireland stay aligned to some rules of the eu single market. our political correspondent iain watson is at westminster.
what to expect from boris johnson, who is laying out his stall in more detail? he and his long—standing brexiteers have hated the idea of the northern ireland backstop, the insurance policy to avoid a hard border in ireland but would keep the uk close to lots of eu rules and regulations with no ability to exit unilaterally. they have not liked it for a long time and borisjohnson as saying in no uncertain terms, unless the backstop goes than the prospect of no deal becomes even greater. he is ratcheting things up a little, one of the arguments made about the eu and by the irish government is that the good friday agreement, the peace process in northern ireland, could be undermined if there is the risk of a hard budget being reimposed, but boris johnson risk of a hard budget being reimposed, but borisjohnson is saying that the good friday agreement is all about consent between the communities in northern ireland, nationalists and unionists, and the unionist dup who are propping up its government don't like the backstop, so that
breaches the principle of consent. the conservative party chairmanjames cleverly today said there had to be more movement from the eu if there is to be any prospect of a deal. negotiations only work if people are willing to move and be adaptable, and the uk has been willing to move and the uk has been willing to move and be adaptable. the prime minister is asking the eu to look at reality. the withdrawal agreement, because of the backstop, has been rejected by the backstop, has been rejected by the house of commons three times and it has been very, very clear that thatis it has been very, very clear that that is the sticking point, but without that there is a good chance of getting a deal to the house, which the prime minister has said he wants to do, and he has also made the point that the backstop runs the risk of upsetting the very delicate balance between the communities of different traditions of northern ireland and, as he describes, it is unviable, it will not get through the house of commons and it is
anti—democratic. the house of commons and it is anti-democratic. unviable is the word being used about the northern ireland backstop. it seems that what borisjohnson is ireland backstop. it seems that what boris johnson is doing ireland backstop. it seems that what borisjohnson is doing is looking for one of two things, either that the eu will blink as the prospect of no deal can sever closer, and they will change the long held view on the northern ireland backstop, or they will be pretty much consistent in what they had said before, that there is no prospect others taking this out of the agreement, in which case there was a hint of it from james cleverly, the government will say the eu has been desperately inflexible and it is their fault we are heading for no deal. labour suggested that borisjohnson‘s letter to the eu was fantasyland at the shadow home secretary diane abbott said leaving without a deal which be potentially chaotic and disastrous because businesses would have no time to adjust. what business and eu nationals want, which is more consultation and a
longer and more considered transitional process. you would be happy with something that just allowed things to remain, essentially, the same on november the ist as on october 31? essentially, the same on november the 1st as on october 31? you have to have a transitional process, that is what eu nationals and business thing. anything else is chaos. the government's official position is that it government's official position is thatitis government's official position is that it is angling for a deal, energetic to get a deal, but some conservative dissidents such as the former chancellor philip hammond is suggesting borisjohnson setting the bar too high for negotiation with the eu and all of this is setup to fail. we have not had an official response from the eu, but the irish government seem to be sceptical that they can ditch what they see as a guarantee of avoiding a hardboard illegally, in other words, maintaining the backstop. ——
a guarantee of avoiding a hard border, legally. adam fleming is in brussels, how has the letter been received? let the letter has been circulated amongst other eu countries and their brexit teams,.lj imagine there will be an agreed, united eu position by the end of the day, even if it is just acknowledging the ideas in the letter rather than setting out what they will do about it. borisjohnson is going to see angela merkel in berlin tomorrow, emmanuel macron in paris on thursday, then he will be at the g7 summit at the weekend. donald tusk, the president of the european council, will also be there. it will be hard for the eu side not to comment, probably the intention of the british government. but speaking to diplomats privately here, there are three camps. there are people very close to the drafting of the backstop and the withdrawal agreement who were really involved and are frankly quite horrified. they think it crosses one
of the eu's big red lines, which is you need to have a ready to go, fully worked out back a plan for the irish border in the brexit deal that is signed by both sides before brexit day. they are pretty unhappy. then another pan think this is more ofa then another pan think this is more of a stunt and a tactic from the uk rather than a genuine offer and it is putting some stuff that boris johnson had said on the campaign trailfor johnson had said on the campaign trail for the johnson had said on the campaign trailfor the leadership johnson had said on the campaign trail for the leadership of the tory party and then as prime minister, putting that onto paper to make it look more official and more of a process. and then a handful of people think it could be an opening, the start of something that could break the stalemate. it will be fascinating to see in the next couple of days how the eu handles this. as you mentioned, these meetings coming up for borisjohnson with key players and much being made of the fact that with biarritz at the weekend, this is his first step
out into the eu spotlight. will he get a warm reception? they will certainly be diplomatic towards him, thatis certainly be diplomatic towards him, that is how diplomacy works. what is interesting about these meetings is the fact they are happening at all, a couple of weeks ago boris johnson's people were briefing he did not want to meet eu leadersjust to be told the withdrawal agreement is closed. now he has found time to meet eu leaders even though their position as the withdrawal agreement is closed. the briefing from downing street ahead of these meetings is they will not really be about brexit. they are trying to make them look more like normal diplomatic bilateral chats, one world leader to another, talking about world leader issues, rather than brexit. another, talking about world leader issues, ratherthan brexit. one another, talking about world leader issues, rather than brexit. one of the conversations he has already had was last night, it was with irish prime minister, the taoiseach, leo varadkar. it was before the letter was published, the two men did not
discuss the letter but in a statement jointly agreed discuss the letter but in a statementjointly agreed by both about the phone calls, released afterwards, leo varadkar was quoted as saying the withdrawal agreement, the brexit treaty, will not be real and there has to be a legally operable backstop in it. boris johnson is asking for the withdrawal agreement to be real open and for the legally operable insurance policy for the irish border to be taken out. —— for the withdrawal agreement to be reopened. thank you, adam. a man will appear in court later charged with the murder of pc andrew harper, who was killed whilst investigating a burglary last week. the police officer died on thursday in berkshire, after being dragged along the road by a vehicle. 20—year—old jed foster will appear at reading magistrates‘ court this morning. nine other men have been released on bail. james ingham is in the village of sulhamstead for us. a very emotional tribute from lissie, pc harper's wife?
yes, pc harper's widow lissie has written an open letter to her husband, an incredibly poignant and moving tribute to a man who she described as her best fans, a man she spent 13 years with budget statement for the short four weeks of marriage. she described him as the kindest, loveliest, most selfless person anybody could meet, and she said, i want to be angry that yourjob took and she said, i want to be angry that your job took you away from us, but i know you loved it and always wa nted but i know you loved it and always wanted to keep everyone safe, especially me. lissie painted a picture of what andrew was like as a man, his personality. he loved silly jokes, sunday roasts, bike rides and long walks. she said he was full of life and always smiling. lissie went on to say, my heart is broken without you, my sweetheart. you have imprinted so much love and laughter u nto imprinted so much love and laughter unto all our lives, and
we are on to say, my heart is broken without you, my sweetheart. you have imprinted so much love and laughter onto all our lives, and we are honoured. she signed off, as superman, our bodyguard, are late in the dark. my god, you will miss us. there has been a development in the police investigation? -- my god, we will miss you. thames valley police have spent four days questioning ten people arrested soon after the death of pc harper in the local area. last night they charge 20—year—old jed foster from reading with night they charge 20—year—old jed fosterfrom reading with his murder. sometime this morning we expect him to be at reading magistrates‘ court for a first initial hearing. nine other people, including five under 18s, have been released on police bail until september 13. behind me can see a growing carpet of flowers. this morning we have seen more and more officers, colleagues of andrew‘s from different parts of the
thames valley force, paying respects and very visibly moved. i spoke to some officers keeping watch here, keeping the cording in place, they say it mean so much to them to see these messages of support and condolences they stand guard over a place where one of their own was killed. —— keeping the cordon in place. a has—been lodged by the thames valley police foundation for lissie and her family, thames valley police foundation for lissie and herfamily, it has reached £210,000 from members of the public who clearly want to show their respect to bits for the policeman. thank you very much, james. a lightning strike led to two power losses which left more than a million people without access to power earlier this month, according to a report. the national grid said the blackout was the result of an "extremely rare and unexpected" event. energy regulator 0fgem has now launched a formal investigation into the power cuts which left thousands of rail passengers stranded and a hospital temporarily without power. according to a report.
earlier this morning, bbc breakfast‘s business presenter steph mcgovern explained the issues the national grid faced on the day. so they want all the power to be going out at 50 hertz frequency, but because of this power drop it meant it fell below that stable 50 hertz. this then kicks off a safety system and national grid which then means more supply is brought into try to get the frequency back up to 50. what happened was they did not have enough, there was not enough back—up to get that back up to 50. if the frequency is not at 50, it triggers power outages in order to protect the whole network, meaning that by cutting off the houses, the hospital, the airport and things, it meant there was not an even bigger power outage by the whole thing, so various safety elements were triggered, but the problem was it was not enough to bring everything
straight back on straightaway, so thatis straight back on straightaway, so that is why there is the big investigation by the regulator 0fgem to see why that happened, who was at fault, why we did not have the back—up. national grid could face a fine from this because something went wrong somewhere. fine from this because something went wrong somewherelj fine from this because something went wrong somewhere. i suppose even if the back—up does not work, it is the choices about which amenities lose power, so many people were so shocked that a hospital was one of those. exactly, there are lots of questions to be answered. they make this point that this is a very rare, extremely unusual event to happen, too because by a lightning strike, but, as we know, lightning happens, there should be safety plans in place and patented teams on this occasion it did not work as it should. —— and it seems on this occasion it did not work as it should. a man has been shot dead at a petrol station in the village of waringstown in county down.
the incident is not believed to be linked to recent dissident republican activity. politicians from all sides have condemned the killing. hong kong‘s leader carrie lam has said she hopes a peaceful demonstration at the weekend that saw hundreds of thousands take to the streets in an anti—government rally was the beginning of efforts to restore calm to the chinese—ruled city. sunday‘s protest was the calmest since the latest demonstrations against the influence of beijing escalated in mid—june. ms lam also said the would immediately set up what she‘s calling a platform for dialogue with people of all backgrounds. i have just explained and elaborated on two important areas of work we are doing. 0ne on two important areas of work we are doing. one is an important fact—finding study, in addition to a very robust system to investigate and look at the complaints against police over this prolonged period of confrontations and violence. the other is a more rare arrangement, for the ipcc, which is
statutory and independent, to create a fact—finding study into the causes and the facts of this incident. so i hope this is a very responsible response to the aspirations for better understanding of what has taken place in hong kong, and more important of all, it is notjust fact—finding to provide a sequence of fa cts, fact—finding to provide a sequence of facts, it also will provide the government with recommendations on how to move forward and also how to avoid the recurrence of similar incidents. the second area of work i have announced, which will give us a much better basis to address some anxieties and differences in society. we will start immediately a platform for dialogue with people from all walks of life. so this is something that we want to do, in a very sincere and humble manner. i and my principal officials are committed to listen to what the people have to tell us. and we want to reach out to the community
as soon as possible. carrie lam. 0ur correspondent stephen mcdonell is in hong kong. two commitments from carrie lam, she talked about open dialogue and an investigation, independent investigation, independent investigation, she called it, into alleged police brutality? gulp it is something of an olive branch from the hong kong leader —— something of an olive branch from the hong kong leader -- it is something of a olive branch from the hong kong leader towards the protesters, but we have had no detail... (inaudible). we have cenation with communication to stephen mcdonell, we will try to get a better light to him and returned to him in due course. the headlines on bbc news: the irish prime minister insists the eu won‘t reopen negotiations on the brexit withdrawal agreement to remove what borisjohnson says is an undemocratic backstop.
a man is due to appear in court today, charged with murdering the police officer andrew harper, while he was investigating a burglary in berkshire. the major power cut across the uk earlier this month was sparked by a lightning strike and the sudden loss of two big generators. in sports, paul pogba has a second—half penalty saved as manchester united are held to a 1—1 draw by wolves in the premier league last night. steve smith continues to be monitored for concussion ahead of the third ashes test at headingley on thursday. cricket australia say he needs to be cleared of symptoms for 2h others before restarting training. britten‘s shauna coxsey is in action at the world climate championships in japan, competing in action at the world climate championships injapan, competing in the final of the women‘s events.
she came second in the speed trial. —— great britain‘s shauna coxsey is in action at the world climbing championships. a no—deal brexit will cost the farming industry £850 million a year in lost profits, according to new research seen by the victoria derbyshire programme. the business consultant andersons, which advises more than 2,000 farms across the country, says without a significant increase in government support it‘s inevitable some will struggle to survive. the government says it will provide more money if needed, though it describes that as unlikely. jim reed reports. colin ferguson runs his own herd of dairy cows in south—west scotland. in 2016, he voted to leave the eu, a decision he doesn‘t regret. i probably would vote the same way. the problem is, we have done nothing in the last three years.
it‘s been really tiring to watch. but leaving without the agreement in place could have an impact on the dairy industry here. the trade in cheese and butter, for example, will move straight to wto or world trade organisation rules. if we drop into wto rules, our borders are open to cheaper imports, food can come from anywhere around the world. it doesn‘t necessarily need to meet animal welfare standards we conform to, so therefore our market gets undermined by cheap produce. the business consultancy andersons has more than 2000 farming clients. its calculations suggest total industry profits could fall by £850 million under a no—deal brexit. that would be an 18% drop in the first year after we leave. if you get a hit in terms of profitability of 18%, that has huge implications of the viability of such farms. a short drive from the dairy farm in
scotla nd a short drive from the dairy farm in scotland as the port of cairnryan. belfast is two hours away over the north channel. northern ireland is the only part of the uk that shares a land border with the eu. the republic of ireland is just five kilometres in that direction. whatever happens in october, it is likely to have a huge impact on lives and livelihoods on both sides of the border. much of the land produced here is exported. under a no—deal brexit it is likely to face tariffs, making it 35% more expensive. the politicians making the decisions will not financially suffer. it is as farmers who will suffer. it is as farmers who will suffer. it is as farmers who will suffer. i would come out in october, one way or the other. even if there is no deal, i would still be inclined. we are hugging on too long. government says that brexit would allow it to replace eu subsidies with a ferry system. it
says it would provide more financial support, if needed, but describes that as unlikely. with me now is nick von westenholz, director of eu exit and international trade from the national farmers‘ union. thank you for coming in. let‘s return to the headline from that report, a no—deal brexit to because the farming industry £850 million a yearin the farming industry £850 million a year in lost profits. does that ring true? yes. we had said. time now that a no—deal brexit could be really damaging for farming. it is no supply is if you think at the moment our exports and imports of food and farming projects had been travelling completely seamlessly between the uk and the eu. in a no deal situation, we will certainly be facing checks at the border and some really significant tariffs at the border as well from uk projects going to the eu, so of course it would have a serious disruptive
effect. the nfu has made very clear that they would like to see any leaving of the eu, a smooth, orderly transition, and a deal, you have said, it‘s crucial. given that no deal could be creeping nearer, what do you think could be done to minimise the scenario you paint? no deal is becoming more of a possibility, we have to be honest, and there are a load of things the government might do to mitigate that, such as providing financial assistance to farmers, they should certainly review the tariffs they intend to charge on imports, and in some cases there are no tariffs on imports of certain goods, but really, whatever steps the government takes on a no deal, it will still be very disruptive, and whatever happens, leaving in an orderly way would be much betterfor farmers and, indeed, the public and consumers who enjoyed british food. and assuming brexit happens either with a deal or no deal,
clearly there will be a longer term strategy to be worked out by the government about farming policy, a new agricultural bill to replace the common agriculture policy. do you see opportunities? yes, we have been working with tefera and the government for a couple of years in developing the new farm policy. —— we have been working with defra and the government. but if we leave without a deal, because of huge disruption the report will talk about, i think it will all be off the table for a couple of years. we will not be in a position to enter this new world and see some of those opportunities if we have disorderly brexit. the report says that without a significant increase in government support it is inevitable some farmers will struggle to survive. give us a sense of what your members are saying? they are level-headed and upfor are saying? they are level-headed and up for challengers, farmers do not panic easily, but i think
many are concerned, particularly in sectors like livestock, because there could be significant losses for those businesses. nick von westenholz, thank you. it was meant to raise awareness of violent crime, but the decision to put anti—knife slogans on takeaway food boxes has proved controversial. the home office says the adverts are part of a wider campaign to steer young people away from violence. others say it‘s "too simplistic", "crude" and "offensive". one of those to speak out is the youtuber elijah quashie, known to millions online as the chicken connoisseur for his reviews of fast—food shops. he‘s been speaking to sean farrington. i‘m a food critic and i mainly review fried chicken shops. there is no particular diplomacy about how i describe the food. if it‘s good, it‘s good, if it‘s not, i make people know they are not. ijust never saw any reviews on chicken shops, so i thought someone should be doing it. i decided i will
do it. over the course of 22 videos or so, i kind of amassed around 50 million views in total. when you saw last week, hashtag knife free chicken boxes with stories to be launched, what was your reaction? you should be doing more than that, really. it‘s ridiculous. it caters to the stereotype, because they‘re already there is the narrative that black people are stabbing people. you get black people. what do they eat? chicken. so black people, chicken. knife—free on a chicken box. it gets the black people to stop using knives. it‘s a bit too basic in the head and maybe we can do something to stop it in its infancy instead of kind of, it‘s not really treating the symptoms either because it‘s just, like, a chicken
box. they‘re going to go and get whatever wings or chips or burger or drink or maybe an apple pie or whatever food they get. they going to go and get their food, they are going to eat it and enjoy it. no—one is going there, possibly, if the story is gripping and on the box, they wouldn‘t be put off their food. they‘re not going to enjoy what they to enjoy. if it‘s not, which i assume is a chicken box, they‘re not trying to have horror stories on chicken boxes. someone who apart from the chicken shop is prepared to use a knife to do something, chicken boxes are not swaying anybody. is your reaction to actually laugh about it a little more than feel like there is an underlying serious issue, that they are trying? the home office, the chicken shops are trying to do something? i hear that.
0n the chicken shop perspective, you want as much coverage and marketing as possible. for a chicken shop to be recognised by government body like the home office, for them, they are in the newspapers now. maybe they won‘t before or maybe they were before but the more marketing, the merrier. with the government coming to you and saying, i want to do your campaign with you and your particular chicken shop, they are on board, 100%. can you see why molly‘s and dixie‘s and chicken cottage might need to do this, because they need to do something? even if they are not been paid, just switch the box. you don‘t need to do anything different. as much as they say they are a pillar in the community, they are a pillar but they don‘t really have a voice in the community. no—one is listening to molly‘s, they go there to eat. switch the boxes, you‘re not doing anything different. someone gave you some boxes and you are marketing these boxes instead.
and as much as they think they are really doing something, like they are on it, nothing is really happening. in a moment the weather but first let‘s here‘s victoria derbyshire with what she‘s got coming up in her programme at ten. new research seen by this programme suggests a no—deal brexit could cost the farming industry £850 million a yearin the farming industry £850 million a year in lost profits. if the industry is decimated by no—deal brexit, it will not be there. everybody needs to beat, we produce food, we will never get it back. and why would a multibillion—dollar tobacco com pa ny why would a multibillion—dollar tobacco company responsible for some of the well‘s best—known cigarette brands say they are committed to a smoke—free world? we will ask philip morris international if they are serious about saving lives. that as attorney on bbc two, the bbc news
channel and online. let‘s look at the weather with carol kirkwood. we have some showers in the forecast, affecting southern scotla nd forecast, affecting southern scotland and northern england. lots of dry weather around, but we will also see some showers coming and across south—west england and west wales and some rain into northern ireland later. in the sunshine, temperatures ranging between 13 and 21 degrees. this evening and overnight that first band of rain moves overnight that first band of rain m oves a cross overnight that first band of rain moves across north—eastern scotland then clears. a second band moves across northern ireland, western scotland, northern england and the midlands down to the south—east with overnight lows are between seven and 13. tomorrow we start off with lots of dry weather around. some sunshine, some showers dotted here and there, then heavier rain coming in across northern ireland and western scotland. this will be accompanied by gusty winds, particularly in the north and
to remove what borisjohnson says is an "undemocratic" backstop. a no—deal brexit will cost the farming industry £850 million a year in lost profits, according to new research seen by the bbc. a man is due to appear in court today charged with murdering the police officer andrew harper, while he was investigating a burglary in berkshire. the major power cut across the uk earlier this month was sparked by a lightning strike and the sudden loss of two big generators. jeffrey epstein signed a will two days before killing himself in his new yorkjail cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges. coming up, the case of a young woman in el salvador who has been cleared of murder afterfacing in el salvador who has been cleared of murder after facing charges in el salvador who has been cleared of murder afterfacing charges under some of the world‘s most strict anti—abortion laws. time now for the morning briefing, where we bring you up to speed on the stories people are watching, reading and sharing.
0ne story that has everyone talking is the duke and duchess of sussex‘s travel plans. they‘ve faced criticism after reports they took four plane journeys in 11 days, despite their support of taking action against climate change. they‘ve been defended by some high—power individuals — including sir elton john. leigh miller has the latest. three months after giving birth to archie, it‘s time for a family holiday for the duke and duchess of sussex. but the trip to eltonjohn‘s home in nice has proven to be pretty costly, for their reputation, at least. the couple through there in a privatejet, a controversial choice for prince harry, who often talks of the importance of tackling climate change. looking after our environment is a lifelong commitment. we are all part of a global family and we share the understanding and universal privilege of being able to inhabit this earth. it‘s been reported they‘ve taken four private jetjourneys in 11
days. but sir eltonjohn, who, as we all know, was very close to harry‘s mother, princess diana, has defended the pair. in a message posted on social media he said: sir elton has also said that he paid for the flight to be carbon offset, which gives extra money to fund environmental projects. buckingham palace has declined to comment. historian professor kate williams told bbc breakfast that all the royal family use private aircraft and have a large carbon footprint — but harry and
meghan are singled out for criticism. i think the queen at 93 can take a private jet but the rest of them need to think carefully about, do we need to think carefully about, do we need to think carefully about, do we need to take private jets, and helicopters for one trip to london and back to scotland? it is difficult to be sustainable. the argument is for security but it is expensive and we are in a world that is literally on fire, that is heating. but the real problem with harry and megan is that from the beginning the dialogue has been one that has been very critical, very critical of megan, and the things that she does, that all the royals do, it might be wearing a strapless dress or nail varnish or closing a car door or editing a magazine or everything that she does gets criticised in some way that doesn‘t get criticised for the other royals. it is very problematic and i think there is anti—americanism and sexism but some of the resentment towards her and the words used about her
such as outsider, different, doesn‘t belong, it really does have to come down to racism. ‘harry and meghan‘ continues to be one of the most used terms on twitter this morning. and to show how polarised the debate is, among the 111,000 tweets sent since yesterday evening, the most popular is by american tv host ellen de generes, who said: the second most popular is one sent by former ukip communications director patrick 0‘flynn, who said:
another incredibly popular tweet is one sent this morning by us president donald trump, who confirmed to reporters over the weekend that he had discussed the idea of buying greenland from denmark. he posted a photoshopped picture of a gold trump skyscraper in a small town, with the caption "i promise not to do this to greenland!" well, he might not even get the chance, as the danish prime minister has dismissed the idea that mr trump let‘s delve onto the app and see what has been catching your eye. in the most read section, we need smellovision, because this is about the great british bake off, which is back at the end of the month. you can get the lowdown on the 12 co ntesta nts can get the lowdown on the 12 contestants hoping to while
paul and prue with their delicious bakes, and noel fielding and sandi toksvig will be back with all those delicious ponds, and you can see which co ntesta nt ponds, and you can see which contestant you ponds, and you can see which co ntesta nt you wa nt ponds, and you can see which contestant you want to put your money on. if you like a robust debate then click on number one, this is when an ethical matter to emita this is when an ethical matter to emit a sheep farmer. 0ur reporter gareth barlow took an ethical weekend to meet a welsh sheep farmer. they were having a fairly tough debate about whether shearing sheep is a vital part of caring for their flock and whether farming is a valuable industry or whether it should totally be rethought. so, if you like debate there is that one. if you want a real aah story, this is twitter adopts a bartra grandad following a viral video. 11 million people have seen this post. it is an
80 to your grandad, keith, he has become a social media sensation. she had a hip operation and her granddad stepped in to help out. one of the things he has been doing fantastical people is he has been helping her to paint her nails, and at 82, she says that he is extremely good at it. that has gone very big on twitter. that has gone very big on twitter. that is what you are watching and reading. that is all for this morning ‘s mac morning briefing. sport now, and for a full round—up from the bbc sport centre, here‘s sally. good morning. the manchester united boss 0le gunnar solskjaer has defender his side‘s stance on penalty takers afer paul pogba‘s saved spot kick saw them draw with wolves in the premier league. united have lost on their last two visits to molineux but took the lead through anthony martial. then a sensational strike from portuguese midfielder ruben neves levelled the scores. pogba had the chance
to restore the lead but his penalty was saved. he‘s now missed four penalties in the last year, and led to many asking why marcus rashford didn‘t take it. the pair discussed it on the pitch, but boss 0le gunnar solskjaer says they don‘t have one specific penalty taker. he is considered —— is confident enough, he wants the ball, he wants the penalty. you cannot force anyone to ta ke the penalty. you cannot force anyone to take it and today it was paul‘s decision and marcus together. and it was saved by the keeper, and that is u nfortu nate, was saved by the keeper, and that is unfortunate, but that‘s football. paul pogba won‘t be out buying a newspaper this morning. his miss is dominating the headlines. "sick as a pog" is the headline in the mirror. this is the metro, who called it "mare of the pog" and the daily mail say "pog blows top". united would have gone top of the premier league
had they won last night, although it is very early in the season. andy murray‘s lost his latest singles match. he was beaten by the brilliantly named tennys sandgren at the winston—salem open in the united states. it‘s just his second singles match since major hip surgery injanuary. remember he won‘t play singles at the us open. steve smith continues to be assessed for concussion ahead of the third ashes test at headingley on thursday. he was hit on the neck by a bouncer during the second test at lord‘s on saturday, and then missed the final day‘s play. cricket australia say he‘ll have to be fully free of the symptoms of concussion for 2h hours before he can even start training again. this has all led to calls for stem guard on helmets to be compulsory. they were brought in after the death of the australian batsman philip hughes in 2014. peter brukner was the australian team‘s doctor when hughes died, he says it‘s time for all batsmen to be forced to wear
the extra protection. australia is about to make them mandatory, we have made that decision, we have spent years since the phillip hughes incident testing the phillip hughes incident testing the various material so that we have the various material so that we have the right materials and design, i‘m going to the helmet manufacturers and said you need to incorporate these guards in the standard design of your helmets and once that has started in the next few months all the helmets produced in australia will have a garden included in them as standard. i think they really should have them around the world. it always amazes me that players do not wear the guard. even players like stephen who were here when phillip hughes was hit, you would think they would be most worried about it. but it is time to get serious about this. these injuries are rare, with only a handful of cases reported, but if we can save just one life with a fairly simple, cheap remedy, then we should go
ahead and do it and i think the sooner that it is made part of the standard helmet, the better. how long has steve smith got in order to prove his fitness? what is the window? when will we know if he‘s fit to play in the third ashes test? we will know tomorrow. if he is batting in the nets tomorrow then he will have a chance to play. but if not, he needs to be completely free of symptoms. that‘s the first thing. so the headache and grogginess he talked about on the morning after the incident, then he needs to pass the incident, then he needs to pass the tests, the standard concession assessment test and the computerised neuropsychological test needs to be normal then we give them 2a hours to be symptom—free, then he can start to exercise and increase his exercise over a day or two. he would have had to be symptom—free yesterday. today he can start doing some exercise and tomorrow he has to be in the nets. it is a very fine
timeline and i suspect he‘s probably not going to make it. that was a conversation we had on bbc breakfast early on. —— earlier on. britain‘s shauna coxsey‘s in action at the world climbing championships injapan this morning. she‘s taking part in the women‘s combined final — that‘s three separate disciplines. she‘s started well, finishing second in the speed climbing. just by making it to the final, she‘s secured her spot at the olympics in tokyo next year. these are live pictures from the next event in japan — bouldering. so these are shorter, more technical climbs over a shorter distance. shauna coxsey won a bronze medal in the individual version of this event. this is live on the bbc website and on the red button. how they managed
to do that, i have no idea! that‘s all the sport for now. i hope that those crash mats are nice and thick! the headlines on bbc news. the irish prime minister insists the eu won‘t reopen negotiations on the brexit withdrawal agreement to remove what borisjohnson says is an "undemocratic" backstop. a man is due to appear in court today charged with murdering the police officer andrew harper, while he was investigating a burglary in berkshire. the major power cut across the uk earlier this month was sparked by a lightning strike and the sudden loss of two big generators. an update on the market numbers for you — here‘s how london and frankfurt stand at the moment. all in green territory.
let‘s return to hong kong, and its embattled leader, carrie lam, talking about concessions she was making, promises and commitments. 0ur correspondent stephen mcdonnell is in hong kong. she had mentioned an investigation into alleged police brutality, and dialogue. the problem with this dialogue. the problem with this dialogue is we don‘t know what form it will take, how long it will take, who can participate, all of these questions have yet to be answered. and then think until we know the nuts and bolts of such dialogue it will be hard tojudge how nuts and bolts of such dialogue it will be hard to judge how people respond. many in the community here would welcome this as an olive branch from the government, following the mass rallies at the weekend which were
peaceful. people have been quite concerned about the escalating violence and there was a concerted effort to make the rallies last weekend peaceful and by and large that was the case. so the governor carrie lam has said they welcomed those peaceful rallies and spoke about some sort of dialogue. but no detail on how it will unfold yet. until we know that it will be ha rd to yet. until we know that it will be hard to know how the people of hong kong withjudge such hard to know how the people of hong kong with judge such a dialogue. and some concern coming from britain about reports that a staff member at the british consulate in hong kong has been detained in mainland china. can you say any more about that? simon cheng is a trade and investment officer at the british consulate and was returning from the chinese mainland. he sent a message to his girlfriend as he was on board the high—speed train. there seem to be some concern in that. he said something along the lines of "pray
for me" when he messes. that was nearly two weeks ago. and he has disappeared. —— when he messaged. according to a statement from the foreign office the british government is concerned about reports that he has in fact been detained. they have been asking officials in hong kong and on the chinese mainland what has happened to him. he has not turned up for work. we will have to see what has happened to him. it shows the escalating tensions here. even though we might not have had violent clashes on the street, at diplomatic level, a lot of tensions still remain. britain and china have been having some tough words with each other over hong kong, and this will only make the situation worse. 0ne thing i should add, in terms of the tensions over hong kong at the moment, twitter has come out and made a public statement accusing the chinese government of flooding their platform with tall accounts, fake
accounts. they say that they can track where these accounts have come from and it is a state backed effort —— troll accounts. they are accusing the chinese government of spreading misinformation about the hong kong protest movement to drum up hatred and animosity towards protesters here. the national farmers union has warned that a no—deal brexit in october could hit the industry hard. most of the 60,000 seasonal farm workers are from eastern europe, but the uncertaintity this year means fewer have been coming here. 0ur reporter kathryn sta nczyszyn has been to one farm in herefordshire which relies heavily on migrant workers, to see how it‘s coping. we actually have 35 hectares of strawberries, beautiful british ones. strawberries are peter‘s livelihood. at his farm in herefordshire, it‘s the height of picking season
and at this time of year, up to a50 tonnes a week are harvested. that means a large workforce. we have 1,500 guest workers who are coming, predominantly from romania, bulgaria, poland. our staff add immeasurably to the value of the business and its success. without them, we wouldn‘t have a business. their knowledge, their spirit, energy and their work rate just adds immensely to what we‘re doing. the national farmers‘ union says there was a 10% shortfall of seasonal workers picking things like strawberries on british farms in the first half of this year. they say growers are concerned that that shortfall will only escalate post—brexit. your staff tend to want to come back, normally? the really exciting bit is we‘ve created a sense of community now in our business and know the staff want to come back to the uk next year and the year after and they want to continue coming back but we don‘t know at this point is whether we are able
to bring them back and if we can bring them back, on what terms and conditions we can bring them back. to try and mitigate any shortfall, the government has come up with a seasonal agricultural workers scheme. it allowed 2500 non—eu migrants into the country this year but there are calls for the to be up to 30,000 next year. for peter, though, it‘s not the biggest issue. why do i want to go outside europe when we got talented people inside europe who can come and do a greatjob for us? unfortunately in the modern world in britain people don‘t want to work in horticulture. we welcome them and we are more than happy for them to come and work in our business but actually they don‘t apply for jobs and when they do come and join, they don‘t stay too long so for all those reasons, a british workforce isn‘t necessarily the solution. what are the consequences post brexit for this kind of business if you can‘t get the amount of guest workers you had in? it simply is that we can‘t prosper. we won‘t be able to bring the crop in, we won‘t be able to do the husbandry that will
give us good quality product. that we can then sell to the british consumer as a better quality british strawberry on a shorter supply chain that isn‘t coming from spain, isn‘t coming from holland and other countries so a truly british solution but that can only be achieved if we got the resources available to us to make sure the quality is as it should be. peter says he‘s concerned the uncertainty for his workers but also for the future of the business. kathryn stanczyszyn, bbc news. in a case closely watched around the world a young woman in el salvador has been cleared of murder after facing charges under some of the world‘s strictest anti—abortion laws. evelyn hernandez has already served nearly three years in prison. prosecutors wanted her jailed for a0 years. she was acquitted at a retrial. her baby was found dead in a toilet. she has always maintained she was raped and had no idea she was pregnant. activists hope the result will set a precedent for other women in jail.
a young victim of rape from a poor, ruralfamily. evelyn hernandez has become a figure of hope for women in the macho, deeply catholic country of el salvador, where abortion is illegal under any circumstances. jailed in 2017, accused of killing her stillborn child, she was cleared on monday to the delight of her supporters. translation: thank you for being here, and thank god justice was done. i also thank all of the international countries and i thank my motherfor accompanying me through everything. evelyn was arrested in 2016 after the body of her baby was found in a toilet. prosecutors charged her with aggravated homicide and she was sentenced to 30 years, despite insisting she‘d had a miscarriage. speaking last yearfrom prison, she told the bbc she was innocent
and that she had not known she was pregnant. there was a huge campaign to free evelyn, and in february the sentence was annulled, pending a retrial after evidence was produced that showed her baby had died of natural causes. translation: thejudge said there was no way to prove the crime and that‘s why he released evelyn. he said it was a complicated birth, like that of many of the women who are still in prison. women who have been in prison for ten years for something that isn‘t a crime. women like teodora vasquez, who went into labour alone at work, and called an ambulance that never came. her sentence was commuted last year after she‘d spent a decade behind bars. at least 17 women are still in jail under the abortion ban. rights organisations hope the acquital of evelyn hernandez may be a turning point, but change
in conservative el salvador will not come easily. john ironmonger, bbc news. firefighters say they‘ve seen an increase in the number of people filming emergency incidents, rather than phoning 999. the london fire brigade has launched a campaign after noticing a drop in the number of reports they received, despite lots of footage reguarly appearing online. those behind the project say any delay in calling the emergency services can have devastating consequences. more than £28 million of over—payments on student loans in england are being held by the government, according to researchers. it‘s the result of cases in which repayments continued to be taken even though loans have been completely paid off. the student loans company says it has tried to contact anyone who has been over—charged to arrange a refund. now it‘s time for a look at the weather with daniel. we have a lot of fine weather out
there at the moment. 0ver we have a lot of fine weather out there at the moment. over the next few days we will see something of a split across the uk. high pressure towards the south, that is coming from the azores, and it will play a pa rt from the azores, and it will play a part over the next few days. and low pressure to the north, bringing these weather fronts moving their way into northern ireland. that will bring more cloud and showers through this afternoon. for many, a fine morning lots of sunshine in wiltshire, and we will continue with sunshine for most parts of england and wales during this afternoon. some showers dotted around this morning and by this afternoon they will be confined to north—eastern england, into scotland. cloud is taken off in northern ireland and across wales with showers moving their way in. maximum temperatures about 17—21. tonight, still some showers across scotland, northern ireland, some showers moving eastward across england. mostly a dry night with clear spells. it could turn chilly across eastern areas at around seven celsius. in
the west a bit more cloud around, and temperatures nearer 13. going into wednesday, high pressure towards the south, they look at this area of low pressure moving in, with associated weather fronts bringing wet, windy weather to the north—west. for most, sunny start on wednesday. some showers it was wales in the midlands into wednesday afternoon, but it is that rain that spreads its way into scotland and northern ireland, accompanied by strong, gusty winds, up to 55 mph in western scotland. that rain marching eastwards. temperatures around 17 celsius. to the south and east, largely dry into the afternoon with highs into the low 20s. that‘s where the fight will continue to move south, but it bumps into the area of high pressure. that means it will wea ken high pressure. that means it will weaken during thursday. bringing a legacy of cloud across england and wales with some spots of rain associated. sunny spells developing
in the north and west with some rain into the west of scotland. temperatures on thursday about 17—19 in the north, starting to warm up across the south—east at around 23 celsius. that warming up process will continue into the bank holiday weekend with temperatures into the mid to high 20s across south—eastern areas. still some uncertainty about the actual weather over the bank holiday weekend. by sunday and monday, there could be some rain in north—western areas. goodbye.
hello, it‘s tuesday, it‘s ten o‘clock, i‘m joanna gosling. new research seen by this programme sugegsts a no—deal brexit could cost the farming industry £850 million a year in lost profits. if this industry is decimated by a no—deal brexit, it won‘t be there. everyone needs to eat food. we produce food. we can‘t lose it, because if we lose it, we‘ll never get it back. children make up a quarter of those sharing and liking twitter gambling ads for betting on professional computer game tournaments — according to a new report. researchers say betting firms are flouting advertising regulations by actively
targeting children. and we‘ll talk to a vice—president from the tobacco company phillip morris international — who say they‘re "committed to designing a smoke free future" despite producing more than 800 billion cigarettes each year. hello. welcome to the programme. we‘re live until 11 this morning. are you a teenager who bets on video games? or the parent of one? are you worried that your child could get drawn into gambling because they‘re really into fortnite, call of duty, or other multi—player games? would you even know if they were gambling on things like that? in 20 minutes also we will talk about a report which says gambling companies are targeting children with ads on twitter is, so let us