good morning. welcome to breakfast with martin geissler and rachel burden. our headlines today: three people have died after multiple stabbings at a park in reading, another three are seriously injured. this is the scene in the town this morning, one man has been arrested, police have launched a murder inquiry. good news for tourists and holiday homeowners — spain opens its doors to visitors from the uk.
we are we're doing this out of respect for the 400,000 british citizens who have a second home in spain. in oklahoma, president trump goes back on the road for his first re—election campaign rally since the coronavirus outbreak. and in sport, arsenal are told to learn some humility after a last—minute defeat to brighton left resulted in unpleasant scenes at the end as the accusations fly. good morning. heavy overnight rain is clearing away quite nicely to leave a sundae of sunny skills and scattered showers but accompanied by some pretty blustery winds. all the details coming up. it's sunday 21 june. our top story. three people have died, and three others have been seriously injured after multiple stabbings at a park in reading. police said a 25—year—old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody. 0fficers added that the incident is not currently being treated as terror—related. john mcmanus reports. an air ambulance descending to the centre of reading in response to reports of a brutal attack. the first alert came at around
7pm yesterday evening with witnesses reporting a lone man attacking random members of the public in forbury gardens. it's a small park right in the centre of the berkshire town, and it was busy with people relaxing in the sunshine on the longest day of the year. 0ne witness described the sudden and savage nature of the assault. there was quite a lot of people in the park, all drinking with friends, and there was a group of about 8—10 people, i think, middle—aged men drinking in a circle. and suddenly, this one lone man started off the park to the left, towards them. stabbed one, just once, went around to the next person, stabbed them, went around to the next person and managed to get three of them before anyone sort of realised.
a localjournalist who spoke to one of many witnesses said people scrambled to escape the scene. as well as specialist counterterrorism police, the air ambulances were joined by five regular ambulance crews and a hazardous area response team. police say that several people were taken to hospital. three have died from their wounds and another three are seriously injured. a 25—year—old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. the bbc understands that he is of libyan origin and had previously been in prison in the uk, but for a relatively minor offence. police say they are not currently treating this as a terrorist incident, but they are working with counterterrorism officers and are keeping an open mind as to the motivation. then, about an hour later, officers arrived at an address itself of the town centre and quickly moved some residents away from a block of flats. at 11pm, armed police with shields entered the building. responding to the attack, the prime minister boris johnson tweeted:
while the labour leader sir keir starmer said: this was a frightening and deadly attack on members of the public enjoying an ordinary summer evening. now, the investigation into why it happened gets under way. john mcmanus, bbc news. borisjohnson said his thoughts were with all those affected by this incident, and there's been a message too, from the home secretary priti patel.0ur political corresondent helen catt joins us now. helen, what has the home secretary been saying? she echoes borisjohnson's sentiment and says this senseless attack on people who are simply enjoying a saturday evening with friends and
family, that are hard, prayers and thoughts of all those affected did and the people of reading who would be deeply shocked and concerned by this terrible incident and she thanked thames valley police for their response to that. as policing minister kit malthouse has been commenting, describing it as a horrific, dreadful incident but also included a warning, read today warning from the national police chief counsel not to speculate or share footage on line, echoed by the shadow secretary and as you heard in john's report, the labour leader sir keir starmer has been commenting on it and sending his thanks to those who responded. we will be live at the scene a little bit later. little bit later. a 36—year—old man has died from gunshot wounds in manchester, and a 21—year—old is in a life—threatening condition. greater manchester police said there was an increased police presence in the moss side area, where the incident is believed
to have taken place. 0fficers said two men, aged 36 and 21 went to hospital with gunshot wounds at around 1am. spain has said it will allow uk tourists to enter the country without entering quarantine, from today. the country's foreign affairs minister told the bbc that british citizens would be allowed to enter the country freely, without the need to self—isolate. however, people returning to the uk will currently still have to quarantine, as simonjones reports. the beaches in barcelona look set to become a lot busier as locals arejoined by visitors from abroad. spain is opening up to most other european countries as a state of emergency is lifted, formally marking the end of a 3—month lockdown. anyone flying in, though, will face a rather different reception at the airport. there will be temperature checks and visitors will need
to provide details of where they are staying. after a period of uncertainty, the spanish government has confirmed uk tourists will be able to visit without having to quarantine on arrival. well, we are discussing with the uk authorities see if they would do the same on their side, we nevertheless are doing this out of respect for the 400,000 british citizens that have a second residence in spain and that are dying to benefit from their homes in our country. but despite the temptation of a socially distanced drink in the sun, the british government is still advising against all but essential travel abroad. and for the moment, people flying into the uk will have to spend two weeks in quarantine. spain, though, is desperate to get its tourism industry going again, so vital for the economy, but this is a country that has seen more than 28,000 deaths from coronavirus. it says it will do all it can to ensure the safety and security of visitors, but the question now is how many will be tempted by a spot of sea and sangria, or will people decide to holiday at home instead? simon jones, bbc news.
donald trump has been addressing supporters at his first election campaign rally since the coronavirus lockdown. the american president claimed a million people had applied for tickets, but the arena in tulsa, 0klahoma, had many empty seats. health officials had advised people not to attend, for fear of spreading the virus. let's get the latest on this from our correspondent david willis. i have to say to you that this will be very disappointing, i imagine, for donald trump because he built this as the start of his re—election campaign, emerging after the quarantine imposed by the coronavirus and was expecting a big crowd in tulsa, oklahoma. president trump had said more than a million people had sent an rsvp for the event but after it emerged that six members of staff were involved in
setting it up had indeed tested positive, there was then there cancellation of a side event in an outdoor stage due to lack of attendance and there were empty seats inside the main auditorium. despite the fact president trump had billed it as a sell—out event. he will be happy with that. the campaign said 4 million people watched the rally today on line and elsewhere. these other of figures joe biden could only dream of. joe biden has not commented on that claim. two new photos have been released by kensington palace to celebrate fathers' day and prince william's birthday. the photos were taken earlier this month by the duchess of cambridge and show william, with his children prince george, princess charlotte and prince louis. they were taken at the family's anmer hall home on the sandringham estate in norfolk. the duke turns 38 today.
it is the 21st of june, and we're now officially into summer. 0rdinarily thousands would have gathered at stonehenge to watch the sunrise this morning, but that wasn't allowed because of social distancing. so let's take a look at some pictures. meanwhile the bbc was streaming sunrises across england — whitley bay in the north east will see almost i7—and—a—half hours of sunlight today — and this was the view this morning. (tx lowestoft)in the east —— in the east of england, lowestoft had this beautiful first light. if you were up early this morning, send us your pictures of the sunrise too.
i looked up to see the solstice greeting me with a torrential downpour. also talking about travel through the programme. it now looks like you can go to spain if you like. but the foreign office shows we shouldn't go abroad if you're not necessary. contact us on social media. let's return to our top story now, and those horrific events in reading last night. claire gould lives close to forbury gardens, where the attack took place. we can speak to her now. thank you forjoining us this morning. tell us, what did you know about the events of yesterday, when did you first realised something was 7
maybe around ten past seven, and an airambulance came maybe around ten past seven, and an air ambulance came below over where i was living, i parked next to us. naturally we went out to investigate and a second air ambulance arrived again. still lots of sirens and emergency response going on at that time. and looking on social media, we managed to get a bit of a picture of what was happening. we managed to get a bit of a picture of what was happeninglj we managed to get a bit of a picture of what was happening. i live about five minutes walk from the park. it's a sense of calm in the area. there are people inside the park socialising, playing music, it was quite a jolly atmosphere. bridget
turned so suddenly was shocking. and another address some distance from the park itself, do you have any more information about that?” the park itself, do you have any more information about that? i know it was an address in the south the town in a block of maths, not too farfrom town in a block of maths, not too far from the centre of town. as you say, a 25—year—old man has been arrested. it must be a tense atmosphere. it's very strange. the weather has turned pretty grim. it's eerily quiet compared to the ke rfuffle yesterday. eerily quiet compared to the kerfuffle yesterday. the noise and confusion, it's gone very quiet. thank you very much, claire gold,
who lives close to the park where this incident happened. any more details we get on that, we will let you know. we are keeping an open mind. lots more and that is the morning develop this. now let's have a look at this morning ‘s weather and it's officially the start of summer and it's officially the start of summer but you might not necessarily know it depending on where you are. here is louise. don't start! it is too early! good news about somersaults as is that people can sendin somersaults as is that people can send in photographs to illustrate what the weather is doing —— summer solstice. we have to wait until nine o'clock before it is daylight in the winter but in northamptonshire it is rainy and it has been quite heavy, around one inch that has been falling through the night in parts of northern ireland and i'm sure more topping up across scotland as it clears through. it is moving its way eastward, but was part of the
plan does make don't panic! it looks like the rain will continue to clear and we will see funny spells and scattered showers in the afternoon. most of the showers this afternoon will be more heavy and frequent across scotland and northern ireland and northern england and further south, you and far between but noticeable wind, a strong westerly gusting in excess of 30 miles an hour quite widely. and temperatures will pick perhaps a 22 degrees if we get the sunshine, maybe one degree also down in the far north of scotland, 14—18. through the evening the showers should start to fade away and as we go overnight we keep the clear skies so it is a mild start first thing at the moment. tomorrow we are likely to see the temperatures fall away into single figures, maybe five or six degrees, in some rural parts of scotland. a slightly fresher start the day. but we are starting to see the influence of this high pressure across england and wales. that said, another front is trying to squeeze into the far north—west so that will spoil the story if you don't want to rain on
monday. for northern ireland, western scotland, clouding over, the rain arrives and gradually drift steadily eastward, not particularly heavy to start but then really starting to pick up into scotland as we go through the afternoon. england and wales, cloud along the west but further east, more sunshine and temperatures peaking at 23 degrees. if it is the warmth and the dry weather you want, it looks as though it is continuing to head in our direction as the high pressure influences the weather story, it will drag up influences the weather story, it willdrag up airfrom influences the weather story, it will drag up airfrom the influences the weather story, it will drag up air from the continent, from the mediterranean, so it will be pretty warm and pretty promising. you might all start shouting at me it will be too hot if you don't like those temperatures into the low 30s because look at this. we will start the week with a bit of rain into the far north but temperatures should peek into the low 30s. maybe the peak of the heat week thursday, friday, something a little bit cooler and fresher as we head into the weekend. if you have not already got the story the heat is building as we go through the week ahead.
most of us, fine and sunny but there will be outbreaks of rain at times in the north. back to you. something to look forward to! thank you very much, louise. coming up to 17 minutes past six. domestic abuse charities say they're already seeing a rise in the number of people looking for a safe place to stay as lockdown eases, and expect a significant increase over the coming weeks. 0ur correspondent sian lloyd has been to meet one victim who managed to escape an abusive home just as preparations for lockdown were beginning. now ina now in a place of safety, having spent lockdown in a refuge. jane is recalling her —— jane, spent lockdown in a refuge. jane is recalling her ——jane, as spent lockdown in a refuge. jane is recalling her —— jane, as we are calling her to protect her identity, is living in fear, after leaving a partner who subjected her to years of physical and mental abuse. my life was being controlled. no friendships. no family. no nothing. everything on his say—so, really. i no existence. i wasn't anybody. i
was just there for his purpose. no existence. i wasn't anybody. i wasjust there for his purpose. his use. the number of people seeking support on domestic violence helplines surged in the coronavirus pandemic. lockdown for some families trapped in an unsafe home in circumstances which exacerbated the violence. with reduced opportunities to escape. as lockdown eases, charities like this one which offers accommodation and support to women and children so the demand for refugee places is increasing. it's introduced changes to comply with social distancing, like cordoning off communal areas, but remained open to 18 women and 47 children. it is already full. refuge services is a lifeline for most people. it is the difference between life and death, we have seen measures being relaxed slightly, we have had around 30 referrals for refuge places and most of the refuges in the country are full at the moment. so our priority is making sure that we are
finding refuge space and safe accommodation for those people who are accommodation for those people who a re really accommodation for those people who are really needing it. it took three attem pts are really needing it. it took three attempts for jane to are really needing it. it took three attempts forjane to be able to leave her previous home. she came here with nothing but the clothes she was wearing. but says that she had not, she does not believe he would be alive today. had not, she does not believe he would be alive todaylj had not, she does not believe he would be alive today. i would have thank into an ever deeper depression. perhaps as dark as it sounds, even suicide. because there is no way out. those are the thoughts i've had in the past. when i was there and i could not get out. there was no escape. i'm just grateful, i really am, to be here today. extra funding is being allocated by the uk government to enable charities in england to offer more refuge places. however, in addition to meeting immediate demand, there is a fear that the impact for many families could be felt for generations to come. sian lloyd, bbc news, in the west midlands.
19 minutes past six. looking at some sport now. we finally have some spot to talk about, john! good morning to you both and i wonder whether or not arsenal may be feeling as though they could have done with perhaps an extra couple of weeks preparation because project restart for them has been rocky restart. better say they are taking the headlines this morning. —— fair to say they are taking the headlines this morning. arsenal taking the headlines as tempers spilled over at the final whistle after losing late on against brighton, one of four games yesterday, in what was a landmark day with a premier league game shown on the bbc for the first time. here's alex gulrajani. just the 32 years since the bbc‘s last top—flight game, no pressure then on ian wright and alan shearer. bournemouth and crystal palace for what was another first day of first in english football. they have the honour of breaking that weight and they made sure the first five premier league goal on bbc television was one to remember. crystal palace picked up where they
left off lockdown. winning games of football. they grabbed their second as bournemouth stay in the relegation zone. brighton moved five points clear of the bottom three in another first, the top—flight saturday three pm live on the box. they will not forget this in a hurry, first involved in a clash which left arsenal goalkeeper leno injured, the german not too happy with him, and either were his teammates, especially when he popped up teammates, especially when he popped up in the final seconds of the game to snatch a 2—1win up in the final seconds of the game to snatch a 2—1 win for brighton. some of their players need to learn what is humidity, especially one of them. i mean, he was talking the whole game. so ijust needed to say listen, that is what happens when you talk too much on a pitch. last—minute drama at vicarage road where watford were heading for defeat when ben chilwell scored with time running out. commentator: what a strike! indeed. but there wasjust
enough time left for craig dawson is still a point. they could not believe it. that is what separates them from west ham. they were beaten 2-0 them from west ham. they were beaten 2—0 by wolves. volleying a step closer to seeing a place in europe next season. alex gulrajani, bbc news. some brilliant goals yesterday and i'm sure we'll see some absolute crackers today. and we get to say that oh, so familiar phrase once again — liverpool can move a step closer to the premier league title today. victory in the merseyside derby at everton tonight would put them on the brink, needing just one more win to take it. derby with a derby in a normal season already would be really interesting. and now it is a short season and it is very interesting, sojust, season and it is very interesting, so just, it's a special game for different reasons and we try to do our best and we'll see where we get for it. i think he will be a little bit more
animated a little bit later on. we have missed jurgen klopp's energy on the touch line. leeds have been out of the top flight for 16 years. they can move back to the top of the championship if they avoid defeat to cardiff after rivals west brom played out a goalless draw against birmingham. fulham missed the chance to narrow the gap on the top two, losing 2—0 to their west london rivals brentford. emiliano marcondes with the second. the win keeps brentford fourth, a point behind fulham with the play—off places still wide open. england's tyrrell hatton hit a flawless round of 63 to take a share of the lead heading into the final round of the rbc heritage event in south carolina. he had eight birdies on his card, as he moved to 15 under par, tied at the top with three other players. they're a shot clear of the field. rory mcilroy is five off the pace. he has got some work to do! frankie dettori had another great day at royal ascot — he finished the meeting as the leading rider, thanks to three wins on the final day. he was denied in the feature race, though, when kevin stott took the diamond jubilee stakes
on hello youmzain for the biggest win of his career. and there was a huge shock earlier in the day, when the 150:1 outsider nando parrado became the biggest—priced winner in royal ascot history, winning the coventry stakes. the horse is named after one of the survivors of a 1972 plane crash in the andes. that was obviously a hugely fortu nate that was obviously a hugely fortunate escape and perhaps a horse with that name, you know, bringing a little bit of that luck and good fortune to the racecourse and it certainly did yesterday. i wonder, talking aboutjurgen klopp looking and sounding and feeling a bit flat, be he feeds off, he must do, the crowds as well. it must feel is weird and alien as it does to the players on the pitch. inevitably, it was interesting to hear him speaking in the lead up, saying he got nervous and he feared the premier league might be declared null and void after all of that hard work they put in this season. could you
imagine how cutting it would be for him and his team if they did not get to leave did not get to win the biggest title for him and liverpool in 30 years so do know that they can do it on the pitch must be a huge relief and i'm sure, yeah, that that is behind him now and we will see the energy because i know it has been a quiet time, hasn't it, without that animated jurgen klopp that we love to see. a strange title race and the fact it could be decided tomorrow, whatever, away from anfield after such a long wait for you football fans. thank you, john. more to come later. that title is better than no title. exactly. businesses in tourist hotspots all over the country are eagerly waiting to hear when they can reopen their doors to visitors once again. in the lake district, where many people rely on holidaymakers and day trippers, there are calls for long—term financial support. alison freeman reports.
even in the pouring rain, the lake district remains appealing. especially after months of lockdown. and with the possibility hospitality business might finally be able to reopen in two weeks' time, the inquiries from those wanting to camp at this site in ullswater car coming in thick and fast. but without clear government guidance on what safety measures must be put in place, debbie says she is still not taking bookings. it is frustrating. there is nothing happening. the inquiries are rolling in all of the time and we're 80 e—mails a day plus, you know? all of which we have to try and answer. but without any guidance, we simply cannot open. we have shared facilities. there are communal areas across the site. you know, the laundry, the shop, everything like that, and the showers. i can't understand how it is going to work until we get some form of guidance from the government. up the road at pulley bridge, mark and anne have worked ha rd over bridge, mark and anne have worked
hard over the past 12 years to build their business but having laid empty since the start of lockdown, they have already started working out how they can ensure social distancing in their fine they can ensure social distancing in theirfine dining they can ensure social distancing in their fine dining restaurant they can ensure social distancing in theirfine dining restaurant and bedrooms. it is approximately half the number of tables we normally have and of course we are having to do the same in the rest of the restau ra nt. do the same in the rest of the restaurant. it is awful, really, because we have now been having meetings once a week and we will have a zoom meeting and discuss what our plans are. and the following week we don't seem to be able to move it any further so it is very frustrating. and frustration is growing too amongst cumbria's tourism chiefs. in my 40 year career in tourism i have never seen anything like this. however if we do not do something fast, there will already be a lot of businesses who will not survive but there will be a large number of businesses who will not survive and we need decisions and information now. the county has clearly been saying to visitors do not come here. are you ready for them to come back here? we need
reassurance from the government, we need the government guidelines with some precise dates on —— and when we get that, we can shed this beautiful place with people. such a beautiful pa rt place with people. such a beautiful part of the world and i know, speaking to people who live in all of those areas that rely on tourism in this country, for so much of their economy, there is this real dilemma at the moment, understandably, about wanting to get the industry moving again but concerned that if there was an outbreak they don't have the infrastructure to support it or sustain it in hospitals, in place like devon, cornwall, the lake district. that is the dilemma that eve ryo ne district. that is the dilemma that everyone is facing, including politicians, so when you get public health wrong, you get it wrong for everyone. spain says you can go for a holiday there was no quarantine so is it home or away for you this summer? a couple of tweets about that. the owner is a widowed single mum homeschooling and working full time but you cannot get respite from herfamily in time but you cannot get respite from her family in the time but you cannot get respite from herfamily in the hebrides of scotla nd herfamily in the hebrides of scotland but i can go on holiday to
spain? i'm consumed, and i have stopped caring. —— i'm so confused. and is off to malaga on the 18th of july and he cannot wait if we have to quarantine on our way back, so be it. home or away for you? share your thoughts with us. you can email us at bbcbrea kfast@bbc. co. uk or share your thoughts with other viewers on our facebook page. and you can tweet about today's stories using the hashtag bbcbreakfast, or follow us for the latest from the programme. stay with us, headlines coming up.
hello, this is breakfast with rachel burden and martin geissler. here's a summary of today's main stories from bbc news. three people have died, and three others have been seriously injured after multiple stabbings at a park in reading. police were called to a park in the town centre at around 7pm last night — a 25—year—old was arrested at the scene and is being questioned on suspicion of murder. officers say that the incident is not currently being treated as terror—related.
a 36—year—old man has died from gunshot wounds in manchester, and a 21 year old is in a life—threatening condition. greater manchester police said there was an increased police presence in the moss side area, where the incident is believed to have taken place. 0fficers said two men, aged 36 and 21 went to hospital with gunshot wounds at around 1am. spain has said it will allow uk tourists to enter the country without quarantining, from today. the country's foreign affairs minister told the bbc that british citizens would be allowed to visit freely, without the need to self—isolate. however, people returning to the uk currently still have to quarantine. spain's foreign minister said british expats played a part in the decision. we are discussing with uk authorities to see if they do the same on their side. we nevertheless are doing this out of respect
for the 400,000 british citizens that have a second residence in spain and are dying to benefit from their homes in our country. donald trump has been addressing supporters at his first election campaign rally since the coronavirus lockdown. the american president claimed a million people had applied for tickets, but the arena in tulsa, 0klahoma, had many empty seats. health officials had advised people not to attend, for fear of spreading the virus. we've been following the story of five—year—old tony hudgell, who has been hoping to raise £500 for the hospital that saved his life when he was a baby. tony is doing a 10—kilometere walking challenge — and it is a real challenge for him — because he has two prosthetic legs. well we just wanted to let you know that the total on his just giving page is now more than £750,000 and he's only halfway through his challenge. that is relevant news to bring you. a gorgeous child, and his family are
utterly wonderful as well. let's look at today's front pages. the sunday mirror leads on the stabbing in reading, describing the incident as "horror in the park". the telegraph reports that the prime minister will announce on tuesday a "one metre plus" rule for all venues in england. the plan, to take effect from july 4, will help shops, schools, factories and offices reopen, the paper says. the observer leads with a report that school closures will trigger a mental health crisis for children in the uk. government advisers have said ministers will have to foot a huge bill to provide psychological health to children, many of whom will need "urgent support" when lockdown eases, the paper says. most children are not due to return to the classroom full—time until september. hotels and holiday parks will be allowed to reopen onjuly 4, the mail on sunday understands, in a bid to restart the domestic tourism industry. the paper also shows the photos of prince william with his three children which have been published
to celebrate father's day and his 38th birthday. electric scooters make the inside pages. have you ever written on one? they had this amazing system with an up they had this amazing system with an up on the phone where you can unlock it, pick it up, ditch it. they have them in cities all over europe so there's been modest of about whether they would be allowed here in the uk. they are going to get trials in major cities in england, places like birmingham, bristol, manchester, cambridge. in some cities, so many different companies are competing in this market. these scooters are scattered everywhere which has caused real problems. they are brilliant fun to go on. caused real problems. they are brilliant fun to go onlj caused real problems. they are brilliant fun to go on. i know one in person who will be very happy. my father who turns 85 this week. a
discount electric scooter on the first day of lockdown. he spent a lot of the time zipping in isolation through the streets of edinburgh. he loves it. that is genius. i want to see pictures, i want to see film. loves it. that is genius. i want to see pictures, i want to see filmlj have pictures i will share with you later on. in the sunday times, christina lamb, very celebrated war correspondence, has been on the mission are very different kind, in portugal, on the algarve and she files quite an interesting dispatch, talking about what life is like. she is saying, it feels strange, a dystopian version of place i know, people walking on the esplanade, wearing masks. umbrellas three metres apart. you've got to download a beach up to check if the location has too many people on it. having a
drink ina has too many people on it. having a drink in a restaurant looking out to sea, it does sound very nice. now it's time for a coronavirus news special presented by annita mcveigh. expect it is this is what hello and welcome to the latest in our special programmes on the coronavirus pandemic. i'm annita mcveigh. 0n today's programme: a widely available steroid can help some of the most seriously—ill coronavirus patients, according to new research from the uk. plus, what kind of long—term changes could the pandemic have on our urban landscapes? and a reminder that you can keep up—to—date with the latest information about the pandemic on our website. but first, official figures show more than 400,000 people have died
because of coronavirus, but what is the real number? how many people died because they couldn't get treatment for other illnesses? a bbc investigation has looked at 27 different countries and has found that the total number of deaths caused by the virus, both directly and indirectly, is much worse than it has been reported. at least another 130,000 deaths haven't been counted. this report by sofia bettiza starts in indonesia. a father buries his youngest son. a mother distraught. three—year—old rafa did not have coronavirus but his parents say he died because of it. he had leukaemia. when his condition got worse,
his parents raced to hospital. translation: it was around midnight. the hospital said he would need to be tested for covid—19 before he could be admitted anywhere. another hospital told us there wasn't a children's doctor on duty and the quick covid tests they had were only being used for pregnant women. rafa's parents drove him to three more hospital that night with no success. the next day, they eventually found a hospital that would accept him but he died before doctors could see him. translation: i still believe that if my son was given prompt treatment, he would still be alive. but he was turned away and tossed from one hospital to another. i could do nothing. rafa is one of tens of thousands of people whose deaths are not officially counted as being caused by coronavirus but are still victims of this pandemic. since the outbreak of the virus, lots of countries are recording more
deaths than usual. you can see a bump in the graph here. these are called excess deaths. now, many of these have officially been linked to coronavirus, as you can see here in red, but that still leaves a huge number of lives lost which are not accounted for in the covid statistics. the italian region of lombardy saw more than double the number of deaths than expected. one of them was luca's mother. luciana had pancreatic cancer. when she tested positive for covid—19, her chemotherapy was stopped immediately. but when she got better, her treatment was never resumed. translation: yes, i believe so, because her doctor said everything
was under control as the cancer hadn't spread to her liver. my mum was optimistic. we made the plans for the future. but the virus accelerated her death. she could have been with me for many more months or even years. in brazil, a similar story of grief. translation: my mother was a warrior who fought for her children all her life. andrea says that after her mum had a stroke, the hospital discharged her too soon because they needed to free up beds for covid patients. a few days after she came back home, her heart suddenly stopped beating. she did not die from the disease but she died because of the disease. and so many other people are dying in brazil and in the world that they are not counting.
it is scary, it is scary. for the first time, a drug has been shown to reduce the risk of dying from covid—19. a cheap and widely available steroid called dexamethasone has been found to help some of the most seriously ill patients. trials in the uk have shown the drug cuts the risk of death by a third for patients on a ventilator. for those on oxygen, it cuts deaths by a fifth. our medical correspondent fergus walsh reports. beeping. for those laid low by covid—19, for the very sickest hospital patients, at last, a drug that can tip the odds in their favour. 6,000 nhs covid patients were part of the trial and the results were so overwhelmingly positive, they were rushed out days after the study was completed. it found that dexamethasone saves one life for every eight patients on a ventilator. and one life saved for every 25 patients on oxygen. if it had been used from the outset of the pandemic, it is thought it
could have saved 4,000—5,000 lives in the uk. catherine milbank from buckinghamshire spent 12 days on a ventilator with covid—19. she received dexamethasone after her husband paul gave consent over the phone for her to take part in the trial. when someone tells you that your wife is hanging on the edge of something that could go either way and you know that there is current proven drugs that are already in the medical industry already that are prescribed to people, when you know that they are around and there is a chance that might help, you grab it. without trying these things, without the researchers, no—one is going to get anywhere finding out the right drugs to help the pandemic that is happening and still going on. we are coming through it but i am
just eternally grateful and will be for the rest of my life. dexamethasone has been around for decades. a steroid, it is widely used for arthritis, asthma and other conditions. this is a genuine breakthrough in the treatment of covid—19. dexamethasone, either in tablet or injectable form, is available in every hospital pharmacy. the treatment costs around £5 on the nhs and will be even cheaper in developing countries. this drug has the potential to save lives across the world. we have been on a huge search for treatments that actually will improve survival for patients with covid. this is the first drug... not only is this the first drug that improves survival, but is it available worldwide immediately and is affordable. that is fantastic news for patients. the drug helps stop the immune system from overreacting to covid.
it is not a cure but it will help more of the sickest patients to overcome this disease. fergus walsh, bbc news. to the united states now and businesses around the country are beginning to reopen amid the covid—19 induced economic collapse. there was an improvement in the overall unemployment numbers last month but the unemployment rate for african—americans went up, making it the highestjobless rate for black americans in more than a decade. it is a reminder of economic inequality that could serve as an early warning sign for the recovery to come. samira hussain reports from new york. natasha's watterson's hair salon has been closed since the middle of march. she has had to lay off her entire staff, who are all african—american, and has been using her savings to stay afloat. i think i was more concerned about clients because they were anxious, just trying to manage the anxieties, not only around their hair
but their own personal issues, and then, of course, employees. you are responsible for seven people, how are they going to get money? cristo braz has been struggling since the pandemic in new york. he is out of work and found himself depending on food banks — again. i only saw people that looked like me in my line, and thatjust made me so angry. and i see all of these "unemployment has gone down" and, "oh, thejobs are opening up now," and it's like i don't see that in my own community. he has a point. the latestjobs report may have shown unemployment fell overall but not for african—americans. america's racial divides have shown up vividly in this pandemic. the virus may not discriminate on who it infects but death rates in predominantly black communities like this one are higher than in mainly white communities,
just like unemployment disproportionately affects african—americans. what do we want? justice! when do we want it? now! so while the protests over the past few weeks may have started because of the death of george floyd, they have also reflected a wide—ranging anger about america's systemic racism. before the coronavirus hit, black unemployment was actually at an all—time low but those gains have now been obliterated. once again, black america is bearing the brunt of the country's economic failures. what we often find is that black workers are among the last group of workers to recover fully from an economic downturn. both in terms of the peak unemployment rate experienced by black workers and the amount of time that it takes to bring that unemployment rate down to anything near what we would consider normal. we are going to be openjuly 1st. do you want me to take down your information?
despite the uncertain future, particularly if you are black, natasha is looking forward to when she can reopen her business and get back to work — optimism and endeavour that america's battered economy needs now more than ever. samira hussain, bbc news, new york. samira hussain reporting. job loss, self—isolation and the fear of contracting covid—19 are just some of the factors affecting people all over the world during this difficult time. angelica casas reports now on the mental health effects of coronavirus and how our brains are processing the pandemic. the pandemic has been described so often as an invisible enemy. the problem is it isn't completely invisible because we see its effects everywhere. every time you turn on the news, everything on your twitter feed, people with facemasks socially distanced — nothing about life as normal. nothing about life is normal.
the coronavirus pandemic has taken over the world and it's notjust the virus itself that poses a threat. our brains and our bodies don't really know what to do with this ongoing strain that reallyjust outdoes anything any of us have been exposed to. so how is our brain processing the pandemic? we are processing this in fits and starts, i would say. in part, we are processing things very well and we are adapting and people are coming up with all sorts of creative solutions to the many challenges of daily life, and in part we arejust running really scared. we are looking over a cliff that we cannot see the bottom of. and the uncertainty surrounding job losses, the economy, isolation and fear of getting the virus all lead to stress. when it is a stress that is ongoing, you are constantly aroused, your autonomic nervous system
is going with the fight or flight syndrome, but there is no flight. you end up with your blood pressure higher than normal. it is much more difficult to process, cognitively even, and you find yourself distracted and worried and preoccupied. so all of these reactions are existing simultaneously in your body and in your mind and you don't know and are trying to figure out how to sort this all out. and then there is the social isolation. we have never had to self—isolate and shelter in place like we have today, and i don't think anybody alive has experienced something like this. prolonged social isolation is definitely detrimental. we need people, we need human contact, and in a world where we don't have that, there is a risk for a number of disorders to become exacerbated.
mood disorders, anxiety, depression and worry are all a function of prolonged social isolation. we can look at other pandemics and other epidemics and we can make predictions on how well we are going to do. the pandemic of 1918, eventually people started hugging again and holding railings and shaking hands. our memory of this will fade as the risks fade. throughout history, pandemics and public health crises have acted as catalysts for urban development and have shaped the way people in and around cities lived. my colleague yalda hakim spoke to three experts, professor richard sennett in london, sameh wahba in washington dc, and solly angel in new york about what lasting effects covid—19 might have on our urban landscapes and how cities could change as a result of the pandemic. i think we are going to have to figure out new ways to make
cities dense so that we have got all the advantages of a dense, efficient environment but where people don't crowd themselves in ways that can be unhealthy as they would be during a pandemic. that probably means we have to change the way we think about transport and the way we build buildings. the impact is going to be lasting if we want to create a healthy city that is also efficient, sustainable in terms of climate issues. let's go to solly. if you look at a city like new york, it is densely populated, people live in small apartments. do you think attitudes are starting to change, given we have been in this
lockdown for so many months? i think that new york is geared up to go back to where it was before. i don't think that the pandemic will create lasting changes in density. i think people are addicted to the buzz that is associated with density and with the rubbing shoulders with each other, and they are not going to give up on that. i think the pandemic has exposed the limitation of zoom and skype and interacting on the internet and that companies might want to take advantage of that to lower their labour costs by decentralising some jobs, but density is with us to stay. but do you think it becomes a public health issue, solly, in a city like new york
when we are being told ok, for the foreseeable future, say, until a vaccine is found, we need to socially distance, we need to be mindful of those around us and, frankly, in a city like new york that is quite difficult? oh, new york is very disciplined. new york is like the example of how to behave during the pandemic. it has had many, many cases and now has a very small share of new cases and new deaths. people are very disciplined, they keep distanced, they keep their masks on and they learn how to live in a pandemic, which doesn't mean that they won't go back to where they were before once we have a vaccine. we talked there cities like new york, but what about places like mumbai, rio, jakarta, you know, the developing world ? so, sust like richard and solly have mentioned, i don't really think it is really about density or the scale of the cities. it is notjust the large density
cities that got poorly hit. i mea, they were the ones where density is poorly managed, and by that i mean neighbourhoods that have substandard housing, lack of public spaces, they have either poor infrastructure or absent infrastructure, and these are the places where slums and poor settlements and the like have had exacerbated the inequalities and have become hotspots for the transmission of the virus. so when we are rethinking or when we are thinking about how to reshape some of these cities, what do you think needs to fundamentally be done going forward, to protect people's health and as well as reimagine these cities? i think the first and most important thing is to tackle the inequalities that have been laid bare by covid—19.
basically, fixing the infrastructure and housing and open spaces, conditions in the settlements where the poor and vulnerable live. i think the second thing that is needed is also particular attention to the poor and the vulnerable, especially those who work in sectors whose livelihoods have been affected and therefore policies such as social or physical distancing have hit them worst because their livelihoods are at stake. richard, i will come back to you. tell us about what smart cities are because there has been this push for smart cities and more surveillance during this pandemic. yes. i think that would be a very sad outcome of the pandemic if what remained permanently in place were many, many more surveillance cameras and in general more control of cities.
we had to have a lot of control to deal with the crest of the pandemic but we shouldn't maximise that. technology has been used in outside of privileged places like new york to create social networks, among people who don't have much access to public services or weak public services, and that is a good thing, that is a smart use of smart technology, but a frightening use of it would be the pandemic recedes and the control remains. are you talking about places like hungary, for example? yes, i am, or britain, i am sorry to say, i'm saying in which the test and trace apps are pretty frightening. they give people much more... they give the government much more information than just about whether somebody
is sick or not. so we have to guard against that. we have to use technology smartly and democratically. solly, there has been a lot of discussion about infrastructure, i mean, certainly this has remained a problem in a city like new york, do you think this pandemic has further highlighted the issues with infrastructure in new york, and whether that will bring about any kind of change? yes. i do think that the main impact of the pandemic has been on the public transportation system. it has basically ground to a halt, it has lost a lot of money, it has lost a lot of appeal, we are worried that going back will involve people bringing cars, rather than going back into public transit, and i think that that might be the death now of a lot of new public transit projects that will not be able to be financed because of the loss of public funds. i think much of the money is being spent giving back to people, giving back to corporations, but the tax money that is lost is not replenished. a lot of interesting green projects, new infrastructure projects
are going to be either postponed or completely eliminated as a result of the economic crisis brought about by this pandemic. certainly in many cities in europe, we are seeing the use of bicycles, people getting around in bicycles and bike lanes being created, are we seeing that in new york? yes and no. yes, we are seeing bikes in new york, but new york is a metropolitan area of 20 million people. most people commute far longer distances than those required by bicycles. most commuters have to rely on longer—distance commuting, either by cars or public transport.
you have said a city is as weak as its weakest link. what did you mean by that? what i meant is that places, such as slums and informal settlements, that are becoming hotspots for the virus transmission because cities are interconnected organis,s, it is one unified labour market with mobility back—and—forth, then a city that is suffering an increase in the transmission of covid—19 in certain neighbourhoods where public spaces are lacking and where social distancing is impractical, then these places will affect the rest of the city. we have done some work with the world bank where we used artificial intelligence and information infrastructure to detect places that could be hotspots for transmission
when communities have public water fountains and public toilets and you do not have individual connections at home, then these are places that increase the risk and therefore the city will be as weak as the weakest link in terms of the epidemic transmission. that is it for now. a reminder, you can follow me on twitter, @annita?mcveigh, or head to the bbc news website for the latest information. take care and thanks for watching. good morning. welcome to breakfast with martin geissler and rachel burden. our headlines today: three people have died after multiple stabbings at a park in reading, another three are seriously injured this is the scene in the town this morning, one man has been arrested, police have launched a murder inquiry.
good news for tourists and holiday home owners, spain opens its doors to visitors from the uk we nevertheless are doing this out of respect for the 400,000 british citizens that have a second residence in spain. in oklahoma, president trump goes back on the road for his first re—election campaign rally since the coronavirus outbreak night rain is clearing away nicely, leaving sunny spells and scattered showers. it's sunday the 21st ofjune. our top story. three people have died, and three others have been seriously injured after multiple stabbings at a park in reading. police said a 25—year—old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody. officers added that the incident is not currently being treated as terror—related, although they're keeping an open mind about the motive. john mcmanus reports.
an air ambulance descending to the centre of reading in response to reports of a brutal attack. the first alert came at around 7pm yesterday evening with witnesses reporting a lone man attacking random members of the public in forbury gardens. it's a small park right in the centre of the berkshire town, and it was busy with people relaxing in the sunshine on the longest day of the year. one witness described the sudden and savage nature of the assault. there was quite a lot of people in the park, all drinking with friends, and there was a group of about 8—10 people, i think, middle—aged men drinking in a circle. and suddenly, this one lone man started off the park to the left, towards them. stabbed one, just once, went around to the next person, stabbed them, went around to the next person and managed to get three of them before anyone sort of realised.
as well as specialist counterterrorism police, the air ambulances were joined by five regular ambulance crews and a hazardous area response team. police say that several people were taken to hospital. three have died from their wounds and another three are seriously injured. a 25—year—old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. the bbc understands that he is of libyan origin and had previously been in prison in the uk, but for a relatively minor offence. police say they are not currently treating this as a terrorist incident, but they are working with counterterrorism officers and are keeping an open mind as to the motivation. then, about an hour later, officers arrived at an address itself of the town centre and quickly moved some residents away from a block of flats. at 11pm, armed police with
shields entered the building. responding to the attack, the prime minister boris johnson tweeted: while the labour leader sir keir starmer said: this was a frightening and deadly attack on members of the public enjoying an ordinary summer evening. now, the investigation into why it happened gets under way. john mcmanus, bbc news. our reporterjohn mcmanus at the scene for us this morning, let's get the latest.
three people have died another amount seriously injured. we might get a better understanding of the sequence of events of what actually happened and why it might happen. we hope to get some more that detail and information from police today but families waking up this morning to the fact that three of their loved ones have died and we know police took part in another operation last night, half a mile down the road when they raided some flats as part of the investigation. this morning, rather large parts of the centre are cordoned off and most of the town here, this very ordinary west berkshire town are wondering how did this happen here?
there were statements from senior political figures including borisjohnson and priti patel. our political correspondent helen cattjoins us now. helen, what has the home secretary been saying? she described this as a senseless attack on people who said they were simply enjoying a saturday evening with family and friends and that their heart, thoughts and prayers wa nt their heart, thoughts and prayers want all of those affected and the people of reading will be deeply shocked and concerned by this terrible incident. also thanking thames valley police. her colleague in the home office, the policing minister kit malthouse tweeting about it, calling it dreadful and that his deepest sympathies are with those affected. but is put in a warning. asking people not to speculate or share footage on line. that has been shared by the national police chief ‘s counsel, reiterated by the shadow home secretary, nick thomas symons. and there are two mps represent reading. actually, alok
sharma is well, who's been thanking the emergency services, saying that thoughts are with all those affected by this dreadful incident. a 36—year—old man has died from gunshot wounds in manchester, and a 21—year—old is in a life—threatening condition. greater manchester police said there was an increased police presence in the moss side area, where the incident is believed to have taken place. officers said two men — aged 36 and 21 — went to hospital with gunshot wounds at around 1am. spain has said it will allow uk tourists to enter the country without entering quarantine from today. the country's foreign affairs minister told the bbc that british citizens would be allowed to enter the country freely, without the need to self—isolate. let's speak to our correspondent guy hedgecoe who is in the spanish capital, madrid. lots of people will be happy about.
what does it mean in real terms? it simply means the tough control that had been in place for all foreigners arriving in spain, on arrival in the country, is no longer in place. for british people and other europeans, as of today. there will be some other controls in place at spanish airports, for example, visual tests and a temperature test the people arriving as well, just to find out people might be suffering symptoms. if they fail any of those tests, they may have to go through more rigourous test but otherwise, the country is opening up to international tourism which is extremely important for the spanish economy. holidays, but not necessarily as we remember them.
president trump has held his first campaign rally since the coronavirus lockdown began. he announced on twitter that almost a million people had requested tickets for the event in oklahoma, but tulsa's 19,000—capacity arena was far from full. our north america correspondent david willis reports. it wasn't entirely the comeback donald trump had been anticipating. shortly after it emerged that six members of his campaign team attested positive for the coronavirus, a warmup event nearby was cancelled for lack of attendance. there were empty seats in the auditorium as well, size matters to this president and he won't have been pleased. we begin ourcampaign andi won't have been pleased. we begin ourcampaign and ijust won't have been pleased. we begin our campaign and ijust want to thank all of you, you are warriors. i've been watching. i've been watching the fake news for weeks now and everything is negative. don't 90, and everything is negative. don't go, don't come, don't do anything.
today was like, i've never seen anything like it. the trump campaign blamed the empty seats on the presence of protesters outside, although their attendance was largely peaceful. despite fears the event could prove a super spread of the coronavirus, most were not wearing masks. as covid1—9 cases continue to spike in this country, the president went as far as to suggest the testing effort was making his record look bad and should be slowed down. he is the bad part. when you test... when you do testing to that extent, you're going to find more people, you're going to find more cases so i said to my people, slow the testing down, please. his handling of the coronavirus crisis could prove crucial to his re—election chances. david willis, bbc news, los angeles. two new photos have been released by kensington palace to celebrate fathers' day and prince william's birthday. the photos were taken earlier this
month by the duchess of cambridge and show william, with his children prince george, princess charlotte and prince louis. they were taken at the family's anmer hall home on the sandringham estate in norfolk. the duke turns 38 today. on father's day and a summer solstice. we are now officially into summer. ordinarily, thousands would gather at stonehenge to watch the sunrise this morning without wasn't allowed because of social distancing so let's look at pictures from elsewhere in the country. whitley bay and the north—east will see almost 17.5 hours of sunlight in the day. an disputable first light on the
east of england. i think this morning, not as beautiful as it looked yesterday morning. it might looked yesterday morning. it might look further on in the week, louise. so typical. summer solstice and i do whether what you pictures of rain. it's going to get much better as we go through the week. if you like it hot and sunny. more on that in just a moment but the rain is clearing on northamptonshire. this is great yarmouth in norfolk. the rain is easing its way steadily eastwards and behind it, a scattering of sharp showers are expected to follow. the heaviest of the rain is across scotla nd heaviest of the rain is across scotland in particular. fairly showery rain. behind it, quite a clea ra nce. showery rain. behind it, quite a clearance. it is already in western fringes of wales, south—west england will see sunshine and into the afternoon, sunny spells and scattered showers. showers fairly
heavy. with gusts of winds in excess of 30 miles per hour, but with the sunshine, a bit of warmth. not quite as warm across scotland. most of those showers should fade away through the night tonight. with clear skies, a fresh and night for getting a good night sleep. we could see lows of scotland down to about five degrees but genuinely —— generally single figures. we start off again, this high pressure builds from the south but another weather front brings yet more rain into the far north—west. it will be fairly light and patchy into northern ireland and scotland but then really gathers in intensity as we go through the afternoon. for england and wales, a little more cloud the further west you are, the best of the sunshine to eastern areas and
temperatures again starting to climb, we could see 23, 20 four degrees. that's an indication of what is to come. the high pressure sta rts what is to come. the high pressure starts to dominate and will ease off as we go through the week. pulling warmer up as we go through the week. pulling warmer up from the continent, so you can imagine what that means. it is likely to peak in the high 20s, low 30s and if that happens, the warmest speu 30s and if that happens, the warmest spell of weather we have seen so far so once we got that showery rain out of the way, it's a dryer, settled story and you probably be complaining that it's too hot, 32 degrees but that will be the story into the weekend. it looks as though the heat is potentially picking on friday and things will start to ease down just friday and things will start to ease downjust a friday and things will start to ease down just a touch to the heaters building, fine and sunny for most, and a bit of rain. thank you, louise. thank you for being with us this morning on this
sunday morning. it is 7:14am. we will have more on our top story on that terrible stabbing in reading in a few minutes. what a week it's been for marcus rashford. the manchester united and england star scored the biggest triumph of his career when he forced a government u—turn over free school meals for children in england. it's a campaign he talked about exclusively here on breakfast. and that interview with the prime minister we saw here. we'll talk about the ability of sports stars to bring about positive change injust a minute. but first, let's remind ourselves of how his incredible story unfolded. what families are going through now, i once had to go through that same syste m i once had to go through that same system and it's very difficult to find a way out. now that i'm in this position that amy mean, it's very important for me to help the people that are struggling, and that was the main reason why the letter was
written. boris johnson has confirmed the government will now find school meals for eligible schoolchildren over the summer holidays. it comes after the pressure from marcus rashford, himself a recipient of free school meals when growing up.|j thank him for what he's done. i do think it's right that we should be looking after the families of the most vulnerable and the neediest right now. that's why we've got the covid summer food plan we have announced today. it's a big decision for someone to make. it's a nice feeling, but i'm just more happy that lives, you know, people's lives are going to be changing for the better. that was what was important to me going in. your mother, what has she said to you? when she was going through it, if someone had
spoken out about it then, maybe the situation would have been different. she's just happy you're taking steps in the right direction. —— we are taking steps. let's get more on this now from baroness tanni grey—thompson, who's one of britain's greatest paralympic athletes, and also to ex—england cricketer lucy pearson, who's also a former head teacher and now director of the england and wales cricket board. tanni, quite a remarkable achievement from marcus rashford. i don't know what you're doing when you are 22 i certainly wasn't forcing government u—turns. what do you think of what he has done? working in politics you know how ha rd working in politics you know how hard that is, to get people to sit up hard that is, to get people to sit up and listen. i think sometimes we don't expect much from our footballers or sometimes we expect them to have a political voice before they figure out what they wa nt to before they figure out what they want to talk about. the fact he is 22 is amazing. he could have sat
back and ignored it but, you know, he made from what i understand a large personal donation himself. but by bringing in other people, that is what got behind the campaign. and you can talk about it from a personal point of view, that makes it real. that's one of the things that made it so successful. because this has happened to him. it makes people feel slightly uncomfortable when people talk about that personal experience but it definitely brings about positive change. he has changed the lives of lots of lots young people of this summer. his personal experience did make all the difference was that he is obviously a very intelligent, passionate and humble young man but he was picking up humble young man but he was picking up very openly about his past and i think that is what many people listen? it's not easy to sometimes do that, to talk so openly about struggles him and his family had. and i think a lot of people warmed to that. fair play to him, he could
have hidden away and done something different but he used his voice for good. for a lot of athletes, they will be thinking about how they can use their platform in a positive way to change people's lives. it's not a lwa ys to change people's lives. it's not always easy to do that and no athlete should have to do that, but if they feel they want to, you know, sport does enable people to discuss things ina sport does enable people to discuss things in a completely different way and ina things in a completely different way and in a positive way. lucy, do you think clubs and even national organisations have a role in trying to encourage this kind of social responsibility amongst their athletes, their sports stars? 0r responsibility amongst their athletes, their sports stars? or is it something thatjust has athletes, their sports stars? or is it something that just has to very much come from the individual themselves? yeah, i think clubs have recognised this social responsibility, and all sports, and coaches are part of that story and process of change. as tanni said, this is about an individual having a cause that is authentic to them. i
wouldn't want them to think even at a young age as well that they have to think about sport and those kind of issues as well. sports do fantastic work and this is great work that marcus rashford has done. he is one of a work that marcus rashford has done. he is one ofa number, work that marcus rashford has done. he is one of a number, but work that marcus rashford has done. he is one ofa number, but i work that marcus rashford has done. he is one of a number, but i think athletes have to get their platform as long as it can be first before they perhaps start using it as they made. it's difficult, isn't it? you can go from hero to villain in 60 seconds or less. and the way you are ona seconds or less. and the way you are on a pitch or a cricket field or wherever you are maybe quite different to the way you are in your real life and in the community in which you live. i think for the public to perhaps understand that there is a bit of a separation is key to all of this? yeah, of course it is. and i think that, you know, we know in recent years with the rise of social media how exposed
these young people are. and actually, how to handle that, they have two learn through positive and bitter experience equally. i think what marcus has shown and others, others making statements, actually their authority and position, the position they have been enabled by through sport, they can use that reputation for good. and as tanni has said, that is a real sea change we are seeing now. that can only be a good thing. and with your experience in education, marcus rashford has obviously been described repeatedly as an inspiration. how important is what he has done in in terms of inspiring a generation? you joined the he has done in in terms of inspiring a generation? youjoined the ranks with greta thunberg and others. i think people are looking at the world around them and thinking the world around them and thinking the world can and needs to be better. so in that sense i think he has done much more than support a summer programme for free school meals,
which is absolutely vital for those individuals and those families, but i think you will have set the bar high for others sitting in their schools —— high for others sitting in their schools — — he high for others sitting in their schools —— he will have set the bar high for others sitting in their school thinking what i can do. people are worried about the world they live in, whether it is about climate change or social inequality. they can see now that they can use the tools they have in front of them to really influence people who perhaps ten years ago felt i to really influence people who perhaps ten years ago felt 1 million miles away. tanni, what struck me about this campaign is it touched everything we are currently experiencing and talking about at the moment. food, poverty, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. black lives matter, as well. yeah, it feels like everything has come together in one place. poverty is something we have known about for a long time but the reality of the pandemic has pushed it and tens of
thousands of people into greater poverty. we know there is no more money and a lot of these households, so there is a group of children who — also because they have been out of school for so long, by the time we get to september they will have been out of school for something like 23 weeks. they are missing education, food and physical activity. i think there is a real worry those children may never catch up. so feeding them through the summer is at least a step forward in helping them make thatjump. step forward in helping them make that jump. it's a step forward in helping them make thatjump. it's a really step forward in helping them make that jump. it's a really difficult time for a lot of people, but some of these children may never recover from it without being able to this summer. “— from it without being able to this summer. —— being able to eat this summer. —— being able to eat this summer. thank you both. let's go back to our top story. that terrible multiple stabbing in reading. let's get some reaction
from the town now. we can speak now to matt rodda — the labour mp for reading east. for the first you heard of this yesterday i heard about it last night and it is a truly shocking and dreadful incident in what is a very peaceful town. and just give us an idea of what was happening. it was a lovely evening presumably on a saturday night. the park was busy with people, given that other places of entertainment are closed down. it was busy with people enjoying the sun, was it? is a busy town centre park, it very active, it is near the historic ruins of reading abbey and reading jail. it's a nice place to sit down. it's normally entirely safe and peaceful. then this horror broke out. there was an enormous response from the emergency services. obviously a very swift response. what do you know about how they responded and how people at the
scene reacted as well austin le can you tell us about that? first of all i would like to pay tribute to them. —— about how the people at the scene reacted. can you tell us about that? the emergency services acted very prom ptly the emergency services acted very promptly and i pay tribute to them for that. the situation could have easily worsened, so i wish to pay tribute to them. as you know, one thing worth mentioning, the police we re thing worth mentioning, the police were asking people not to shed his images on social media but to contact them if they have any evidence —— share these images. contact them if they have any evidence -- share these images. yes, for evidential reason and because —— reasons and because they are brutal. what can you tell us about the police investigation? we know it is ongoing and somebody is in custody. what do you know about that?” ongoing and somebody is in custody. what do you know about that? i have spoken to police and they have been
very effective in beating myself in the local council and other people in the community. obviously it is an ongoing investigation with some police action being taken now, so i can't really comment further. i would just like to reiterate that police reacted very promptly in this situation. yeah, there was some suggestion last night that this was related perhaps to a black lives matter rally and that was quickly denied by the organisers of the rally. allows between these two events. we should possiblyjust lay that to rest, your understanding is there is no connection? correct. i think these are two totally separate things. the black lives matter event happened before this awful incident. can you just give us an idea as to what impact this will have on the community? well, it's very distressing in what is a very quiet
and peaceful medium—sized town. thankfully, we have not had anything of this nature as far as i know before, so it's really quite a shocking incident for our community. and local people are pulling together to try and support one another, which is very important in this very difficult time. what are you going to be able to do yourself? are you going to be meeting people today? i am, yes, a meeting with various community leaders and groups to learn more from the police about the aftermath of the incident. 0k, matt rodda, thank you very much indeed forjoining us and all the best with what will be the remainder ofa grim best with what will be the remainder of a grim day. it is 7:27am. spain has said it will allow uk tourists to enter the country without entering quarantine from today. the country's foreign affairs minister told the bbc that british citizens would be allowed to enter the country freely, without the need to self—isolate.
so some people are saying i can go to spain but i have to self quarantine at home? cathy says "i can't wait, i need a break. i'll ta ke fa ce can't wait, i need a break. i'll take face coverings." george from sheffield says i have a second home in scotland and ijust want to be able to go there. i have a balcony overlooking the beach. i can now fly to spain, but i can't drive to scotland. boris and nicola, please let us go to our second homes was that it let us go to our second homes was thatitis let us go to our second homes was that it is interesting about the approaches nicola sturgeon, i lived up approaches nicola sturgeon, i lived up in scotland, nicola sturgeon's attitude is still unashamedly quite proudly cautious. it really doesn't wa nt proudly cautious. it really doesn't want people moving around, still very concerned about the health implications are —— she really doesn't. spain thing you can go have
a bit ofa doesn't. spain thing you can go have a bit of a holiday, maybe quarantine will be listed in a couple of weeks, that would be a big one. and there area that would be a big one. and there are a lot of people pretty concerned about that. a final thought from gilbert, he says i'm not going anywhere until i've been to the barber's first, which is a good point. headlines coming up in a moment. do stay with us.
hello, this is breakfast with rachel burden and martin geissler. three people have died, and three others have been seriously injured after multiple stabbings at a park in reading. police said a 25—year—old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody. officers added that the incident is not currently being treated as terror—related, although they're keeping an open mind about the motive. let's get some reaction from the town now.we can speak to the leader of reading council, jason brock. a little bit more about park.
firstly, can i say the thoughts of eve ryo ne firstly, can i say the thoughts of everyone in reading will be with the victims today and loved ones. and also with those who witnessed these attacks. i'm incredibly grateful by the police emergency services. i mean, forbury gardens is an important place in reading. at the centre of town, a beautiful location. our thoughts of course we know there were large our thoughts and prayers are with people. we know there were large groups of people meeting outdoors and this was entirely random person coming up to different groups. do you know
anything more about the circumstances? is there any suggestion of the motive? as you say, an entirely senseless and horrific at. we don't know anything more about the motive at the moment. there is an ongoing police investigation and i don't think it would be helpful to speculate further than that. what about the actual property itself, which took place i think later on that evening. i know a large area around there was also sealed off stop can you give us any more information about that? again, it's a matterfor you any more information about that? again, it's a matter for you to speak to the police. what i would say is for our part, at the council, we are offering our full support to police and emergency services. we all want to know and i'm quite sure the police, as more information is available, will be sharing that. we understand there was a black lives
matter event but that was some hours earlier. as far as you are aware, no connection between the two incidents? absolutely no connection between them. the black lives matter event between them. the black lives matter eve nt ha d between them. the black lives matter event had finished three hours previously. this is not a connective attack. what do you say to those particularly who lived close to or near the park. rightly, everybody will be shocked, everyone will be appalled. i think it's important we will take some time to think about the victims of this attack and it would be sensible for people to avoid the centre of town today is police are continuing to conduct their investigations. i know that reading is a fantastic community. we
will all come together and find a suitable way to remember those who lost their lives. thank you very much. three people killed, just to bring you up—to—date, if you're joining us this morning. we will have much more reaction throughout the course of the programme and it's also on the front pages of the newspapers. some eyewitness accounts we know told a really terrible tale of what happened there. police are appealing to anyone who's got social media footage or any pictures or videos on their phones, don't post it. please send it to us. if you've been watching breakfast over the last week, you'll have seen our interviews with three inspirational sportsmen — doddie weir, rob burrow and stephen darby. all three are living with motor neurone disease, and they spoke to us
about their situations with great honesty and courage. as you can imagine, life under lockdown is not easy for people with mnd, but doddie, rob and stephen have been determined to make the most of their time at home as they told sally on breakfast. we'll talk more about the disease in just a minute, but first let's remind ourselves of doddie, rob and stephen's stories. it's great to see you. it feels like a long time since we caught up. stephen particularly, let's start with you. how important is it to have the support of these two? the support is huge, to know that doddie and rob are fighting for the same thing you are. it's been absolutely incredible, the support.
having a positive outlook, stay safe, and we will party when we are out. let's speak now to alan towart, who was diagnosed with mnd three years ago, he joins us with his family in newby bridge. and we can also talk to chris james from the mnd association. how are you doing? i am 0k, how are you doing? i am ok, thanks. it's been a bit of a strange three weeks. trying to make the most of everything we can, enjoying the family time we got together. i'm really enjoying it. it's been good to have dawn and sofia with me over the last few weeks. and dawn, what's
lockdown be like for you? we talk about family time. a lot of people have seen this. something of a blessing in disguise. you do get to spend a lot more time together than you might. is that how you found it? before the virus struck and before lockdown, i was going back and forwards to work, school drop—offs, homework. all the extra stuff and motor neuron disease on top of that and supporting alan and it really, really was a job to get on with but having the force lock down it made my me get my priorities together and realise what is important and just having the time to do all those things without all the daily stresses and all those things so no, it has been really precious. sofia, congratulations that you are up and
about. you're doing far better than any of my children. everyone has gotten any of my children. everyone has gotte n very any of my children. everyone has gotten very lazy, i'm very impressed. one of the best things your moment out dad bought is a hot tub. is that right? tell us all about that. well, we've been spending lots of time in the hot tub. mainly at night. and we watched the lights go over and normally i wouldn't say, when we are in the hot tub, can we play sherrard 's? that sounds amazing, gazing up at the sky. it's a great way to spend time together as a family. we struggling a with your audio. while we try and sort that out, that speak with chris
james. good morning to you. a difficult time for a lot of people, but particularly for people with conditions like mnd. we've learned a lot of new vocabulary during the last few months. shielding is a word we become used to. how important for people with mnd is it shield? shielding has been a really important part of the covert 19 response. as you know, mnd is a devastating condition and can move extremely rapidly and has a huge impact on the family and the person with the disease. it's really important that families feel secure. it's a difficult time. people are very isolated from friends and family but of course people are extremely worried about infection and passing it on to the person with mnd so to be shielded is extremely important. one of the issues around
mnd 's respiratory problems and covid—19 has a huge impact on the respiratory system. that said, people with mnd were not on the extremely vulnerable list which would have given them access to a lot of other services. why is that? we are disappointed that people with mnd want included, we thought they should be. we campaigned strongly to make that happen but it was decided by the government they did not want to do that. we worked very hard to ensure people with mnd could register to make sure they were shielded but we really do feel they should have been on that extremely vulnerable list. a friend of mine who has mnd has heard this co nsta ntly. who has mnd has heard this constantly. i was really concerned about the risk of infection as a result of people coming into the house. for you, slightly different. you've got sofia there, decisions about whether she can go out and see
friends or return to school. how difficult has that been for you as a family? it was quite difficult. we had different opinions. we are taking every precaution we could to protect us as a group but we did feel that sophia needed to get back to school when she could in the school has been very supportive and homeworkers been a bit of a chore, we are not used to being teachers but it's been fun. we've taken the appropriate steps on the advice from the government. sophia did go back to school last week. it was nice, she's been able to see her friends but from a distance. not been classified as being extremely vulnerable, you feel that you've had the appropriate support that you need throughout this period? i've
had the support from my mnd team at preston hospital and from the association. and try to give us the information we needed, even though it was difficult to find what i needed from the government. but generally i think, we've been ok as a family. finding those answers and finding the information from the government. the association doing their part to really try and prioritise. people classified as vulnerable but without that, it was quite tricky to get things like delivery slots from the shops and food shopping and things. it's a bit ofa food shopping and things. it's a bit of a chore the first few weeks. the ha rd est of a chore the first few weeks. the hardest thing i had to sort out over the lockdown was my driving license expired and i have a medical driving
licence in the dvla won't processing any paper applications so that's been difficult. there is no getting sorted but it's hard to get in touch with the dvla. thank you so much for joining us. and chris as ever, and i needed really and work. thank you very much. we're here on the bbc news channel until 9:00 this morning, and coming up in the next hour: those dreadful attacks in reading last night. we also talk more about spain's decision to open its doors to british tourists. where are you
planning on going, anywhere, if at all? but is where we say goodbye to viewers on bbc one. bye for now. i'll we're going to see temperatures into the low 30s. a lot of fine weather and sunshine, the heat gradually building. only really at the beginning of the week. for the here and now, i'm afraid this is the story looking out as you can see across lincolnshire. rain around.
those umbrellas for the son, you will need them later. if you look at whether rain has so far, the heaviest of the rain moving through scotland. stretching its way through eastern england but starting to see sunshine coming through and that will continue into the afternoon. and do so is going to be accompanied bya and do so is going to be accompanied by a blustery southwest win, gusts widely in excess of 30 miles an hour at times. that is just going to take the edge of the feel of things in the edge of the feel of things in the far north, where temperatures are down in comparison to yesterday, 14- 80 are down in comparison to yesterday, 14— 80 degrees. we may see 22, possibly 23 when we get some sunshine coming through. but as we go into the evening some showers will fade away, we keep those clear skies so temperatures will fall away, it will be a much cooler night than the one just past. we woke up
this morning with images widely in the midteens but we're looking at nine degrees in scotland, may be as low as five in some rural spots here. there will be a good deal of dry weather to counter across and wales for this time, another weather front pushes into the north—west but thatis front pushes into the north—west but that is going to be a fairly weak one. it will bring some cloud into northern ireland and the western fringes of scotland. it will gather intensity throughout the afternoon. it will drag on cloud throughout the south—west and west coast of wales as well but there will be some sunshine coming through, particularly in eastern england with lighter winds again, temperatures at around 23 degrees. it's the high pressure that really takes over from wednesday onwards, this front a weak affair, just a few showers into northern ireland, generally we are dragging up that he all the way from parts of the mediterranean, so those temperatures are really expected to respond. so, there is going to be a
lot of dry weather in the forecast, no significant rain around for our week ahead and those temperatures are likely to pick into the low 30s. if that happens, it is going to be the warmest bell of whether we have had this year. back to you two. that's good news because i need to dry out everything i left in the garden last night. look at those temperatures! pretty good. 30s. more than a bit of luck for belfast. oh, no, belfast, 21 at the end of the week? that's pretty good. it's time for a look at this week's click. (theme music) welcome, welcome, welcome to click. come on in, everyone. i hope you're well, and ladies and gentlemen, here comes lara lewington.
hello! now, spencer. tiktok — huge platform, hundreds of millions of users making short—form, quirky videos. have you ever made one? no. laughs i have been watching it with interest, though. but i don't know about you, but the problem for me is thatjust when i start understanding a new social media platform, you know, start understanding the language and start getting followers, along comes another social platform. and it's almost like there is a new platform for each new generation. parents, that's why your kids aren't on facebook — because you are. true, and that's probably why, when i made this video for tiktok last year, i realised i wasn't really in the right place. # slam it to the left, if you're having a good time. # shake it to the right, if you know that you feel fine. # chicas to the front, go round... it was a true work of art, it has to be said. what's funny, though,
is even that song and that dress are completely culturally irrelevant to anyone who's under the age of 20. laughs absolutely. i did feel at the time i had to be totally and utterly shameless, though. but things could be changing, as tiktok may be becoming a little more serious. browsing can admittedly be quite compelling, but making content left me want to hide under the table. tiktok‘s popularity has rocketed once again in lockdown, but it's not just about the fun. now the platform's got a really captive audience, it's time for them to learn. whilst its emphasis on fun and entertainment over news or politics had made it a welcome distraction during the pandemic, this week, tiktok is announcing a new strategic direction, with the education—focussed feature learn on tiktok. going forward, learn on tiktok is going to be a long—term programme which is about us investing in partners and content creators from across the breadth
of professional content creators, educational institutions like english heritage and cambridge university, all the way through to the breadth of creators who exist on tiktok. we're working with some kind of more educationally focused partners, so cambridge university is one of those. so there are some, you know, for either school age or university or postgraduate age, but a lot of the content will be much more focused. it will be focused on life skills, and things that are interesting for people. and how are you going to deliver that education? because presumably it's going to be in short, bite—size chunks, in the same way that any tiktok video is presented. we think this is about applying the power of tiktok to learning. and what i mean by that is it's about effects, it's about audio, it's about engaging transitions, using all the tools that make tiktok videos so engaging and fun. amongst tiktok‘s partners
is english heritage, a charity that manages hundreds of historic sites in the uk, and can see the importance of reaching a younger audience through social media. we think that tiktok's a really safe place to explore some of the stories that perhaps matter most to young people. so things like black history, for example, lgbtq stories from some of our sites, women's history as well. it feels like a very safe, welcoming environment to explore those stories. this is reminding me of youtube's journey. both platforms started off being all about viral video, all about the fun. and gradually, as time went by, a lot of youtube's content became more structured, more produced. and could it be that tiktok is going to start to push that sort of content, too? until then, i'm sure we can all learn something useful — or not. if you fancy a spot of escapism
right now, then the chances are it's not by playing a videogame set in the midst of a global pandemic. and it's for that reason that the launch of part ii of the last of us, the massively successful, genre—defining game, was delayed. but then a spoiler was released online and that meant, pandemic or no pandemic, it needed to be released. it's received critical acclaim, but does it live up to the hype? marc cieslak has been finding out. 25 years after a devastating global pandemic, nature reclaims the earth. buildings lie empty. the wreckage of the world before surrounds you. inside every derelict shop, every creamy creepy asement, danger lurks, either from other survivors, or from humans afflicted with a fungal inflection that reduces them to flesh—eating monsters. the world of the last of us part ii is not a happy place. in creating a sequel to one
of the most critically acclaimed games of all time, its developers, naughty dog, have crafted a grim and sometimes unsettling game. i think the last of us, the original game, is so well—regarded because it did something new. it was really defining what a ps3 game at the time looked like in terms of visual definition, in terms of fidelity, in terms of realism. but then on top of that, it layered on this human story of parenthood, of discovering what is love again, and to be protected. the player controlsjoel in the vast majority of the first game. this time around, ellie takes centre stage. where the last game was essentially an epic road trip which becomes an examination of paternal love, and the lengths one will go to to preserve it, the sequel is concerned with revenge, and the unhealthy effect it has on everything it touches. the game's narrative lead,
halley gross's, background is in film and tv, notably writing for hbo's westworld. and i remember when i sat down with neil druckmann four years ago, and he pitched me what the story would be, it was trying to make a conversation about empathy, make a conversation about tribalism, and how we can really change our perspective when we're walking in somebody else's shoes. this time round, ellie's quest takes her to a ruined seattle, a city divided by human factions, as well as the infected. scavenging for supplies and equipment as well as crafting improvised weapons is crucial to survival. the player is always outnumbered or outgunned, so listening out for enemies, a cunning use of distraction, and a stealthy approach to combat are key. this game really is very violent
indeed, so it's no surprise it carries a... voicover: pegi-18. but all that violence and gore does serve a purpose. it helps reinforce some of the game's themes, pushing the player to think about their actions while they're playing the game. it's the kind of thing you would see in a fairly extreme horror movie or an extreme thriller. and the thing that makes the last of us quite interesting is that it interrogates that violence a lot. it interrogates the motivation behind that violence a lot. and that makes it quite uncomfortable to play, it makes it a challenging experience to play, because you're not always having fun. we also want to make you understand that every choice in this world, sort of like every choice in life, has a cost. so, if we made that violence feel quote—unquote "fun," you're losing the cumulative impact on all of our characters as they exist in this world. i think they should be terrified of me.
with an ethnically diverse cast, a trans character, and a gay relationship between ellie and new character dina, this title also reflects a more diverse world than videogames usually present. so we absolutely did want to represent the culture we see around us right now. we see lgbtq culture in our everyday life. that was important to us, you know. the first time around, the last of us changed what a lot of people thought was possible as far as storytelling in games is concerned. the last of us part ii continues to push that envelope, but don't expect the experience to be a cheery one. you're the worst. you know what you need to do. films like wonder woman 1984, black widow and no time to die have all had their release dates pushed back to later in the year. james bond.
so you're not dead. hello, q, i've missed you. and its estimated that the global film industry has already lost over $us10 billion. but it's notjust the big screen that's been affected. recently i spoke to inception and dark knight rises star joseph gordon—levitt, who was just three weeks into filming a new tv show when it was shut down due to the coronavirus. hey everybody, i'm recording. i'm home. with hollywood on pause, he turned his attention online. a long time ago i started a community online with my brother called hitrecord, which has evolved into this big, collaborative environment. the whole premise of hitrecord is about people making things together. so people start projects and they find collaborators and they finish those projects together. and, you know, it could be hundreds of people working on a project together, or it could be just a few.
and forjoseph, it's taken on an even greater meaning, in a world where we've all been forced apart. i think a lot of us are turning online, looking for human connection. but oftentimes the interactions you get online are sort of quick, scatterbrained, disposable. you know, social media can be that way, and when you're making something together with someone else... screaming, acoustic heavy metal strumming. ..the interaction you get tends to be more nuanced, more profound, more long—lasting. you have a common purpose. you're, like, let's figure this out together. let's make a thing together. and so hitrecord has really provided something that i think a lot of us have needed, me included. it was fascinating to chat to joe.
and if you go to our youtube channel, you can see a longer cut of our chat, where he talks about what it was like to meet edward snowden, and how russian bots tried to take down star wars. i kid you not. and if you go to iplayer, you can see the full—length version of this show. yes, as ever, you can find the team on social media, on youtube, instagram, facebook and twitter @bbcclick. thanks for watching, and we'll see you soon. bye— bye.
good morning, welcome to breakfast with martin geissler and rachel burden. our headlines today: three people have died after multiple stabbings ata park in reading — another three are seriously injured. this is the scene in the town this morning. one man has been arrested, police have launched a murder inquiry. good news for tourists and holiday home owners — spain opens its doors to visitors from the uk. we nevertheless are doing this out of respect for the 400,000 british citizens that have a second residence in spain and that are dying to benefit from their homes in our country. in oklahoma, president trump goes back on the road for his first re—election campaign rally since the coronavirus outbreak. and in sport, arsenal are told
to learn some humility after a last—minute defeat to brighton sees frustrations boil over at the end of the game. morning. heavy overnight rain is clearing away quite nicely to leave a sunday of sunny spells and scattered showers, but accompanied by blustery winds. details coming up. it's sunday, the 21st ofjune. good morning. our top story. three people have died, and three others have been seriously injured, after multiple stabbings at a park in reading. police said a 25—year—old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder, and is currently in custody. officers added that the incident is not currently being treated as terror—related, although they're keeping an open mind about the motive. john mcmanus reports. an air ambulance descending to the centre of reading in response
to reports of a brutal attack. the first alert came at around 7pm yesterday evening with witnesses reporting a lone man attacking random members of the public in forbury gardens. it's a small park right in the centre of the berkshire town, and it was busy with people relaxing in the sunshine on the longest day of the year. i first realised something was up around ten past seven. there were a lot of sirens we could hear. then an airambulance came in lot of sirens we could hear. then an air ambulance came in very low over where i was living. the park next to us. naturally we went out to investigate. then a second air ambulance arrived. still lots of sirens and emergency response going on. as well as special counter—terrorism police, the air ambulances were joined by five regular ambulance crews and a hazardous area response team. police say several people were
taken to hospital. three have died from their wounds. another three are seriously injured. a25—year—old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. the bbc understands he is of libyan origin and had previously been in prison in the uk but for a relatively minor offence. police say they are not currently treating this as a terrorist incident, but they are working with counterterrorism officers and are keeping an open mind as to the motivation. then, about an hour later, officers arrived at an address south of the town centre and quickly moved some residents away from a block of flats. at 11pm armed police with shields entered the building. responding to the attack the prime minister tweeted. .. my minister tweeted. .. my thanks to the emergency services on the scene. keir starmer said...
this was a frightening and deadly attack on members of the public enjoying an ordinary summer evening. now the investigation into why it happened gets under way. john mcmanus, bbc news. john mcmanus at the scene for us this morning. has there been any update? no. the investigation getting under way this morning. you can see behind me the park and indeed much of a reading town centre now completely cordoned off. quite a large crime scene as police try to put together the sequence of events that led to yesterday's stabbing incident, which started about a 7pm. we know three people lost their lives in that incident. three more are in hospital. there may be more. we are not quite sure about the numbers
yet. we expect some more information on those later. and perhaps more information as to why police carried out the raid at a block of flats not very farfrom here out the raid at a block of flats not very far from here an hour after the incident at the park. we do hope for more information from police. one thing they'd be making clear is that of the events last night had nothing to do with the black lives matter protest that took place earlier in the day. the two were separated by several hours. they say if anybody filmed the stabbing incident on their phones, they would like to see that footage. they don't want it uploaded to social media. it could be potentially upsetting. but it also may provide vital clues. i have to say it is fairly quiet this morning in reading. i think the time, the people here, waking up to shocking news. thank you, john. there were statements from senior political figures, including boris johnson and priti patel. our political correspondent helen cattjoins us now. helen, what has the home secretary been saying?
priti patel, the home secretary, has described this as a senseless attack that she said was on people simply enjoying a saturday evening with family and friends. she said her heart, praise or with those affected and with the people of reading, who must be deeply shocked and concerned by the incident. she thanked thames valley police for how they had handled it. her colleague in the home office has also been commenting on it. kit malthouse. he described it as on it. kit malthouse. he described itasa on it. kit malthouse. he described it as a dreadful incident. just to pick up on something john mentioned, he has also put out of his plea to people not to share any footage online or to speculate. that is a call that has been made by the national police chiefs council. kit malthouse has backed that. there are of course two mps which represent reading itself. we have heard from both of them. matt ryder and alok
sharma. they have both tweeted their support for the emergency services and also centre their thoughts to those affected by what was described asa those affected by what was described as a dreadful incident. helen catt, thank you. a 36—year—old man has died from gunshot wounds in manchester, and a 21—year—old is in a life—threatening condition. greater manchester police said there was an increased police presence in the moss side area, where the incident is believed to have taken place. officers said two men, aged 36 and 21 went to hospital with gunshot wounds at around 1am. british holidaymakers will be able to visit spain from today, without having to quarantine on arrival. the country is lifting the restriction for european travellers, but for the moment uk tourists will still have to isolate on their return. spain's foreign minister said british expats played a part in the decision. president trump has held his first campaign rally since the coronavirus lockdown began. he announced on twitter that almost a million people had requested tickets for the event
in oklahoma, but tulsa's 19,000 capacity arena was far from full. our north america correspondent david willis reports. it wasn't entirely the comeback donald trump had been anticipating. shortly after it emerged that six members of his campaign team had tested positive for the coronavirus, a warm up event nearby was cancelled for lack of attendance. they were empty seats in the auditorium as well. size matters to this president and he won't have been pleased. we begin ourcampaign. i and he won't have been pleased. we begin our campaign. i want to thank all of you. you are warriors. i've been watching. i've been watching the fake news for weeks now and everything is negative. don't go, don't come, don't do anything today. i've never seen anything like it.
the trump campaign blamed the empty seats on the presence of protesters outside, although their attendance was largely peaceful. despite fears the event could prove a super spreader of the coronavirus, most we re spreader of the coronavirus, most were not wearing masks. yet as covid—19 cases continue to spike in this country, the president went as far as to suggest the testing effort was making his record look bad and should be slowed down. here is the bad part. when you do testing to that extent, you are going to find more people, you are going to find more people, you are going to find more cases. so i said to my people, slow down, please. his handling of the coronavirus crisis could prove crucial to his re—election chances. david willis, bbc news, los angeles. two new photos have been released by kensington palace to celebrate fathers' day and prince william's birthday. the photos were taken earlier this month by the duchess of cambridge and show william, with his children prince george,
princess charlotte and prince louis. they were taken at the family's anmer hall home on the sandringham estate in norfolk. the duke turns 38 today. hgppy happy birthday to him. happy father's day to all fathers out there this morning, especially mine and yours, martin. indeed. happy father's day to everybody celebrating father's day. it won't be celebrated in my house. as you explained earlier. we are going to be talking about holidays, travelling abroad. spain now opening up travelling abroad. spain now opening up to british tourists. will brits, practically speaking, be able to go there, given the foreign advises nonessential travel. let us know what you think. it is ten past eight. let's return to our top story now, and as we've been hearing this morning, three people are dead and three others have serious injuries following a knife attack in a busy park in reading.
so let's just take you through what we know so far. police were called to forbury gardens at about 7pm following reports that a number of people had been stabbed. police are not currently treating the incident as terror—related, but counter terrorism officers were called. one eyewitness, lawrence wort, described the devastating scenes in the park as events unfolded. there was quite a lot of people in the park with friends, in relatively large groups. and there was a group of about eight to ten people, middle—aged men, drinking in a circle. suddenly this one landesman darted off the park to the left towards them. —— one lone man. then he turned round and looked for another group. he started coming towards me and the person i was with. we turned and ran. when i
realised he wasn't going to catch us, he turned back around and went for another group facing away who hadn't quite realised or reacted yet. it seems so quick at the time. probably around one minute, maybe. officials praised the response of the emergency services but said the town was in a state of shock. the local mp described the devastating impact on the community. i live about a mile away from where this happened. we saw helicopters overhead and wondered what was going on. the police contained what could have been a worse incident. i would like to pay tribute to them. at the scene they were a number of people. as you may know, images of what happened were put on social media. the police would ask people not to share these images but to contact
them if they have any evidence. it is very distressing in what is a very quiet and peaceful medium—sized town. thankfully we've not had anything of this nature, as far as i know, ever before. so it's really quite a shocking incident for our community. local people are pulling together to try to support one another, which is very important at this difficult time. matt rodda. others have described the attack is totally senseless. the reading council leader said the area isa reading council leader said the area is a popular place for people to get together with friends and family. an entirely senseless and horrific attack. we don't know anything more about the motive at the moment. of course there is an ongoing police investigation. i don't think it would be hopeful to speculate further than that. for our part of the council, we are offering our full support to the police and other emergency services as they progress things this morning. and of course we all want to know more. i'm quite
sure the police, as more information becomes available, will be sharing that. the black lives matter event had finished three years previous. and was, by all accounts, a very well conducted, peaceful demonstration. and this is not a connected attack to that whatsoever. police have a suspect in custody. lots more to come on this story in the course of the day. you can keep up the course of the day. you can keep up to speed with it all as it develops here. it was hammering down last night in parts of the country. i was aware of it. louise, we are going to have to live with that for a few hours, please? is that an official term, hammering it down?! it was a lot worse than that! we will stick with that. about one inch of rain fell through the night. it did rain pretty heavy for a time. but look at this. this is the outlook that we really want to concentrate on. finance and sunny
for most of us. the heat is building. you might think it is going to get a bit too hot. low 30s. there will be some showery rain around the north west. look at northampton a couple of hours ago. some very heavy rain at times. that has started to ease away. it is pushing its way through scotland. it is starting to move east abingdon. in the next hour we will see quite an improvement. in fact, you can see that are readily further west you are. sunny spells and scattered showers for the remainder of the afternoon. some of those showers heavy, possibly thundery into northern ireland and scotland. if and further between in england and wales. one thing that is noticeable is the strength of the wind. 30 mph this afternoon. but if you do keep some sunshine, you will get a little bit of warmth. 22 degrees. not quite as promising further north. 15 to 17. showers will fade away through the evening and overnight. we say some clearer skies. it is going to
bea some clearer skies. it is going to be a chillier start to monday morning, with single figures in scotland. but a dry sunny one. however, high pressure is building its way through the near continent and that is what is going to be responsible for this warmth building. we have this week whether front toppling across that high. that brings outbreaks of rain into northern ireland, western fringes of scotla nd northern ireland, western fringes of scotland as we go through monday. and the winds will be quite strong at times. a little more cloud through western fringes of wales, south—west england. the best of the sunshine on monday afternoon is a crossing that —— eastern england, where temperatures will peak at 23 degrees. but you ain't seen nothing yet. if you like it hot and sunny, thatis yet. if you like it hot and sunny, that is exactly what you are going to get as we go through the week. temperatures could peek into the low 30s. that is too hard for me. that will be thursday or friday. they should ease off again back into next week. back to you two. thank you, louise. domestic abuse charities say they're
already seeing a rise in the number of people looking for a safe place to stay as lockdown eases, and expect a significant increase over the coming weeks. our correspondent sian lloyd has been to meet one victim who managed to escape an abusive home just as preparations for lockdown were beginning. now in a place of safety, having spent lockdown in a refuge. jane — as we are calling her to protect her identity — lived in fear, tormented by a partner who subjected her to years of physical and mental abuse. my life was being controlled. no friendships. no family. no nothing. everything on his say—so, really. i had no existence. i wasn't anybody. i was just there for his purpose, his use. the number of people seeking support on domestic violence helplines surged during the coronavirus pandemic. lockdown saw some families trapped in an unsafe home in circumstances which exacerbated the violence, with reduced opportunities to escape.
as lockdown eases, charities like this one, which offers accommodation and support to women and children, say the demand for refugee places is increasing. it's introduced changes to comply with social distancing, like cordoning off communal areas, but remained open to 18 women and 47 children. it's already full. refuge services is a lifeline for most people. it's the difference between life and death. where we've seen measures being relaxed slightly, we have had around 30 referrals for refuge spaces, and most of the refuges in the country are full at the moment. so our priority is making sure that we are finding refuge space and safe accommodation for those people that are in really need of it. it took three attempts forjane to be able to leave her previous home. she came here with nothing but the clothes she was wearing. but says that she hadn't, she doesn't believe he would be alive today. i'd have sank into an
ever—deeper depression. perhaps as dark as it sounds, even suicide. because there's no way out. those are the thoughts i've had in the past, when i was there and i couldn't get out. there was no escape. i'm just grateful, i really am, to be here today. extra funding is being allocated by the uk government to enable charities in england to offer more refuge places. however, in addition to meeting immediate demand, there is a fear that the impact for many families could be felt for generations to come. sian lloyd, bbc news, in the west midlands. we can now talk to melanie clarke, who is a domestic abuse campaigner. melanie, i know there was a lot of concern around men and women vulnerable in home situations during the lockdown period. i we beginning to kind of see and hear a little bit more from those people now that things are easing? here and there,
really. people are still terrified. people are still scared to speak up. but hopefully, with things lifting more people will come forward. you can only but hope. it's so difficult to know how to advise people who feel really trapped in home situations, particularly when we are living under the current restrictions. what have you been doing? how have you been talking to people who find themselves in that situation? yeah, youjust people who find themselves in that situation? yeah, you just have to be patient with people going through these things. i speak to a lot of people. if you just kind of have somebody to speak to, i always say a conversation can literally change your life, just by speaking to somebody who has been through the same thing you have been through, they can understand, they can relate, they can understand there is support available and their life can be something more than what it is. i
think that's very beneficial. you we re think that's very beneficial. you were incredibly young when you find yourself in an abusive relationship. and i know it took you some years before you were able to extract yourself from that. do you think in a sense lockdown allows more time for reflection, fewer distractions around, for people ready to consider their own safety and that of their family? yeah. lockdown has really kind of, i think it is open to people's eyes to what is really actually happening in their lives, because life is very distracting. you are going to work, you are going around doing things, you can ignore what is happening. but during the lockdown women are isolated. and they are going to maybe see things that much clearer. what advice do you have for friends and family of people who they are concerned about, who they may be worried they may not
have even had of the conversation or roasted about being in an abusive relationship, but they are concerned for the individuals — how do they begin to open up conversations and offer help and support?” begin to open up conversations and offer help and support? i would just say, just try to speak with them, try to encourage them, try to let them know how much you love them and how much you are there for them. just do your very best that you try and get them away from that situation because it is such a dangerous situation. me, i was in a very bad place. you just need people around you to support you and that you know things are going to be ok. there are so many worries that women have. it could even be going to something like finance. there are so many different reasons. i think sometimes people just need that reassurance. so if they know they've got that reassurance, they know they've got a network around them,
they've got a network around them, they can get that support. thank you very much indeed for talking to us. melanie clark talking about the plight of people in abusive relationships, experiencing domestic abuse. there has been a government campaign, you are not alone, urging people to seek help if they are vulnerable in any way. so, there's finally some good news for british holiday—makers. from today, uk tourists will be able to visit spain without having to quarantine on arrival. british current rules state that anyone coming into the uk still has to self—isolate for 14 days. let's get more on this now from the independent‘s travel editor simon calder. should everybody be booking their summary holidays to spain? -- summer holidays. that is a very good question. if you want to take a bet that byjuly the 4th he will be able
to travel to an airport, such as london city airport here in the docklands of east london, and that he will be able to be sure that the foreign office has lifted its advise against all nonessential travel, and that you won't have to quarantine when you come back, then there are some fantastic bargains out there. but an awful lot of people are holding back to see what happens. things are gradually opening up. the very first flight since the 25th of march is taking place from london city airport today. in the past few minutes the first arrival at east midlands airport has touched down, the first departure will be at about half an hour. you can go anywhere you want to from there as long as it is alicante. and leeds bradford also opens today. and again, the one place you can go is alicante, where you will be leading but of course you will be leading but of course you will be travelling against foreign office advice, your insurance won't be valid and he will face the quarantine when you come back. that is going to be a big
moment, the quarantine lifting is going to be the game changer. that is the moment that british tourists will presumably think, came on? well, you've got to have that at the same time as the foreign office advice. officially the quarantine is in place until nextjune. but what everybody in the travel industry is opening is that it will be relaxed in the form of so—called air bridges or travel corridors, reciprocal agreements that basically mean we won't quarantine your people if you don't quarantine us. they will be signed with spain, france, portugal, greece. but there is an awful lot of concern that for example north african countries, morocco, tunisia, egypt, might not be included. turkey, we don't know what is happening there. all of this is simply being fed by rumours and lea ks simply being fed by rumours and leaks from government. we know nothing except that we think on the
29th of june they nothing except that we think on the 29th ofjune they are going to review it. and there is an awful lot of speculation that by the 4th of july you will be able to fly away, which is great if the rules are lifted to allow you to get to the airport in the first place. a boss has just airport in the first place. a boss hasjust gone airport in the first place. a boss has just gone past year. i'm airport in the first place. a boss hasjust gone past year. i'm not allowed to travel on it. ijust cycled out here. good on you! you mentioned insurance earlier. given that the foreign office advice is still do not travel, is all insurance valid? there are some policies for aid workers, for journalists etc, for going to areas where the foreign office warns against. with the foreign office warns against going absolutely anywhere outside the uk, and any insurance you did get would be extremely expensive. there is also concerned about many new policies not including cover for covid—19. now within europe you are able to
get treatment under the european health insurance card. it anywhere further than that, if you were to suddenly become symptomatic, you could run into difficulties. some policies are emerging which will cover you for medical treatment to do with coronavirus. but they won't cover you for cancellations that have taken place as a result of covid—19. so very messy. an awful lot of anxiety out there. many people simply sang to me, i'm not going to travel anywhere this year. but i think there is a large majority of people saying, just to get me out of here as soon as possible. the very first time you'll be able to take any kind of holiday whatsoever, if you are in northern ireland, as from next friday you can go camping! well, there we are. the weather micro looks quite good for northern ireland by the end of the week. good advice. thank you. that messiness and confusion is
reflected among viewers. let's talk to ian parker, a british expat teacher who lives in the south of spain. what kind of experience will british travellers expect in spain if they head back in that direction? well, it seems as if things are getting back to semi—normality. terraces and car phase are open. restaurants are now open. people can go inside and out to eat and drink. although there is social distancing and still some limits to how many people can use those facilities.” know spain has had a very, very strict lockdown, much stricter than we have experienced in the uk, but given the high infection rate that we had in this country, given the number of deaths, what is the general feeling number of deaths, what is the generalfeeling among number of deaths, what is the general feeling among the spanish population? do you want british tourists there? i think everybody is
very apprehensive about it but there are so many jobs very apprehensive about it but there are so manyjobs here in the tourism industry. i think the government have been under a lot of pressure to save the tourist season this year. but the people themselves i guess are a little bit worried. millions of people could be coming to spend the summer. we have had a tough battle to get the covid—19 numbers down. people are worried there could bea down. people are worried there could be a second spike because of so many people visiting this summer. just briefly, ian, we are hearing lockdown has been quite tough. how tough has it been for you? yeah, i think we had one of the strictest in europe, if not the strictest. we had six weeks and complete lockdown, where we were only allowed to go out to go to the pharmacy or the supermarkets. we couldn't exercise for the first six weeks. people like myself, who live in flats, i don't have a garden, so i was like locked
inside for the whole six weeks. it was definitely a strange and worrying time for everybody. all right. it is coming to an end, we hope. enjoy the rest of the summer. thanks for your time. the andrew marr show follows us here on bbc one this morning. nick robinson is presenting. nick, who will you be talking to today? we are going to be hearing from the health secretary matt hancock and his opposite number for a health secretary matt hancock and his opposite numberfor a labour john ashworth on an important day, the beginning of a week we are told will lead to independence day as it has been dubbed apparently by some inside downing street, the time we are told you will be able to buy a pint ina are told you will be able to buy a pint in a pub garden, have your hair cut, not much of a problem for me, but also a chance to resume normal life and go on holiday in the uk. as well as the politicians, we are going to be talking to the experts, the people who really know, the mick
jagger of microbes, he dealt with a bowler, he dealt with aids and now he has been dealing with this crisis. he will be here to deal with the bigger global picture and the man who understands all the numbers, the daters and graphs and charts you see every day, the national statistician ian diamond and we will have christian scott thomas, the actor and the great theatre and tv director who are on to talk about the new series of talking heads. that is all from nine. thank you, only a few minutes ago we were discussing the relative challenges of tv here. iam of tv here. i am developing nick's problem.
morning's main news. three people have died, and three others have been seriously injured after multiple stabbings at a park in reading. police were called to a park in the town centre at around 7pm last night — a 25 year old was arrested at the scene and is being questioned on suspicion of murder. officers say that the incident is not currently being treated as terror—related, although they are keeping an open—mind. a 36—year—old man has died from gunshot wounds in manchester, and a 21—year—old is in a life—threatening condition. greater manchester police said there was an increased police presence in the moss side area, where the incident is believed to have taken place. officers said two men, aged 31 and 21, went to hospital with gunshot wounds at around 1am. donald trump has been addressing supporters at his first election campaign rally since the coronavirus lockdown. the american president claimed a million people had applied for tickets, but the arena in tulsa, oklahoma, had many empty seats. health officials had advised people not to attend, for fear of spreading the virus.
we've been following the story of five—year—old tony hudgell, who has been hoping to raise £500 pounds for the hospital that saved his life when he was a baby. tony is doing a 10 kilometere walking challenge — and it is a real challenge for him — because he has two prosthetic legs. well, we just wanted to let you know that the total on his just giving page is now more than 750,000 pounds — and he's only halfway through his challenge. an absolutely tremendous effort, well done him and his family. remarkable, fantastic stuff. time for a bit of sport and we are enjoying the return to the football season, such as it is. good morning. we are talking about enjoying the return of football, i am not sure arsenal and their supporters are at the moment.
it's been a rocky restart for arsenal, two games, two defeats. and yesterday they were accused of showing a lack of 'humility‘ after defeat to brighton, a game which saw their goalkeeper bernd leno stretchered off with a serious injury. arsenal had taken the lead thanks to a a brilliant goal from nicolas pepe. but brighton equalised and went on to win it thanks to neil maupay‘s strike in the fifth minute of injury time. the striker was accused of causing the injury to the goal keeper when the pair collided in the game and arsenal's frustrations spilled over at full time. some of their players need to learn what is humility, especially one of them. i mean he was talking the whole game so when i scored, ijust needed to say listen, that is what happens when you talk too much on the pitch. the bbc‘s first live premier league match was a great one for crystal palace fans —
they won 2—0 at bournemouth to move into the top 10 — luka milivojevic sending them on their way with a brilliant free kick. talk about a match bursting into life at the very end, ben chilwell thought he'd won it for leicester agaisnt watford in injury time, only for craig dawson to equalise three minutes later. worth pointing out that is a defender with that bicycle kick. an equally impressive goal. leicester remain on course for champions league football next season. also hoping to qualify are wolves who beat west ham 2—0 — rauljimenez breaking his own record for the most goals by a wolves player in a premier league season, that was his 14th. west ham are only above the relegation zone on goal difference. and we get to say that oh so familiar phrase once again — we said it a lot pre—lockdown, we are going to be saying it again once again. liverpool can move a step closer to the premier league title today. victory in the merseyside
derby at everton tonight would put them on the brink, needing just one more win to take it. but after such a long break klopp expects his team will take some time to adjust. u nfortu nately unfortunately it is not like riding a bike, when we say in germany, you never lose it. because you do it once, you will be able to ride a bike until your last day in life. that is not football because we have to bring 11 or more players together having the same idea in the same moment. these kind of thing is, of course you have to train. wildlife news for you now, from the latest golf tournament in the united states. england's tyrrell hatton hit a flawless round of 63 to take a share of the lead heading into the final round of the rbc heritage event in south carolina. he's15—under—par. but this was the real talking point that came yesterday. and major winner bubba watson, if being in the bunker wasn't trouble enough,
he had to deal with a tiny little crab, which crawled under his ball. playing partner rory mcilroy put his putter near the ball to try to encourage the crab to move. eventually it popped itself out of the way and made its escape. but as you see, they had to call the officials over, one of those unusual circumstances you don't often see. i have spoken a lot about pets and animals in various creatures out on the golf course, i don't think i have ever seen a crab disrupting play. in all these lockdown quizzes, we have done a lot of what happened nextin have done a lot of what happened next in these particular sporting moments and that is a classic. bank that one. let's hope none of your friends are watching this morning and you can keep that one on the back burner for morning and you can keep that one on the back burnerfor them. did they not just the back burnerfor them. did they notjust go and pick it up, where they frightened ? you mustn't touch anything in a bunker, there are all sorts of laws in golf. anything near a golf ball, forget
about going anywhere near it. i should know the rules, i spent a lot of time in there myself. i spent far too much time in the golf course. i tell you what, lockdown has not improved it. i spent far too much time in the woods. time now for our regular appointment with a gp. today we can talk to dr richard bircher, from stockport. good morning. good morning, thank you for having me. we are talking about getting some sort of break from lockdown, it is hugely important, mental health is something we regularly talk about here and elsewhere through this period. how can you advise patients who really do sometimes need to get away from their home and local environment, physically feel some kind of new fresh stimulus to do that in the current circumstances?” think that is extremely difficult, certainly as a gp we have seen an increase in people phoning up with
mental health conditions, mainly actually young adults who are hoping to start a new life or find a job and find they cannot, and people who are shielded because they are so on their own, there are certain to get frustrated after 12—13 weeks. but i supposed to capitalise on all the ease of restrictions at the moment, so do go for walks, explore at your local neighbourhood, get on your bike, anything you can do safely which are socially distancing yourself by two metres from others. we have been blessed in a way because the weather has been fantastic, maybe not the last week, but over the last 13 weeks we have had weather work we can get out. you are talking about social distancing and keeping two metres from everybody else, there is a lot of talk, and expectation almost that is going to be have to, a one metre social distance in many cases shortly. what do you make of that from a professional perspective in terms of what it will do to the virus, and also in your surgery? what practical difference is going to make? i can understand why people
are talking about one metre distance and obviously the further you are from somebody, they say that you are so it is a calculating risk and i certainly wouldn't like to be the politician that makes that decision. however, on a practical point of view, my general practice is a small business and we have had to social distance ourselves by two metres within the building. when we are in rooms of our own, we are ok, but as soon as we enter the corridor we have to put face masks on and avoid each other. we have these unusual dances around the coffee machine or the table for lunch time so we don't go close to each other. of course, ina work go close to each other. of course, in a work environment it is difficult to maintain that to metre distance so from a work environment, ican distance so from a work environment, i can see that being helpful. but then again, health care areas are high—risk environments and perhaps we asa high—risk environments and perhaps we as a practice may decide to maintain that to metre distance.” was with my cousin yesterday who is
a midwife, shejust had her antibody test, i know they are trying to test more and more workers in the health service. you just had your test as well. and it came back positive in the sense you have got antibodies in your system, but you were not ill at any stage, you are asymptomatic?” missed a day at work, —— haven't missed a day at work, —— haven't missed a day of work. testing positive, in some respects i feel slightly proud of myself in that if i have had that virus and i could have had the possibility of passing it on to other people, i feel proud i have taken of the restrictions very seriously so when my dad turned 80,i very seriously so when my dad turned 80, i didn't give him a hug on his birthday. when my in—laws tummy to come into the house because it is cold outside, i haven't got in. i work with lots of other people who have tested negative so it hasn't spread from me as far as i know. in some respects, that makes me feel quite good that i follow these restrictions on all the rules. does
it tell us anything at all about whether you are less likely to pass on the virus if you are asymptomatic or is thejury on the virus if you are asymptomatic or is the jury is still very much out? i think the jury is still out. and being tested positive for antibodies doesn't mean you can then start taking risks either, i am certainly not going to see a patient without the right ppe on, there is no guarantee i am immune. there was a period in which you are infected by the virus, are you concerned you might have been passing it on to patients? there is nothing to be done, you want to know. but if we don't know yet whether that is a possibility, might that have happened? right from the beginning i was distancing myself from the patient is so strange consultations, where possible we try not to examine or have skin contact, wearing gloves throughout and masks, aprons, every timei throughout and masks, aprons, every time i went to someone's house i was
gowned up. we took the precaution is because we didn't know whether or not we were at risk. there has been a lot of evidence that health care workers have transmitted the virus and hopefully i am not one of those. all right, happy news that you have had the test back and it has gone the way you wanted. you don't have to worry about that, we think, any more. many thanks forjoining us this morning. it is the 21st ofjune, and we're now officially into summer. ordinarily thousands would have gathered at stonehenge to watch the sunrise this morning, but that wasn't allowed because of social distancing. we are going to bring the sunrise to you, such as it is this morning. and i sunrise across whitley bay, they are going to see 17 and a half hours of sunlight today. in the east of england,
lowestoft had this beautiful first light. look at that cloud pattern, it is fantastic. a second glass daylight than there was yesterday. —— a second less daylight. let's speak now to cat treadwell, who's a pagan priest and author. we're alsojoined by king arthur pendragon who's a druid in salisbury. can you take us both through your summer solstice experiences? how has it been? very wet, we didn't get much of a sunrise out at stonehenge. because of the restrictions we couldn't go inside the centre circle so we got as close as we could which was ina so we got as close as we could which was in a national trust field opposite the heel stone where we observed the sunrise and we worked with indigenous priests throughout the globe, because there is a call to make the 21st ofjune sacred
sites day and that call is being sent out and the prayers for peace is being sent out by chief. we are working with him and other indigenous priests throughout the world at all the sacred sites. this isa world at all the sacred sites. this is a worldwide event, obviously? that is correct. it is a major event for us, not only at stonehenge but throughout the land because the sun is going to come up wherever you are and despite the covid—19 virus, despite anything else, despite english heritage saying nobody can go there, the fact is you cannot cancel the sunrise, it is going to happen and we were there to celebrate it. explain to us what is so special about the softest, why is it so significant? —— solstice. so special about the softest, why is it so significant? -- solstice. you cannot cancel the sunrise. no matter where you are, you are going to see
the sunrise on this day. you are going to see the light changing through the rain which is what we had here in derbyshire. it is being aware of where you are in relation to the world, so no matter what sunrise you are watching, you know those thousands upon millions of other people are watching all around the globe, for the other hemisphere it is winter solstice but for us we see the summer, the sunrise, the sunset later tonight and it is that sense of connection with the land, with the universe as the sun doesn't stop, and with each other, all the sites, in is or where ever we are. you said it wasn't the nicest morning, what did you do?m you said it wasn't the nicest morning, what did you do? it is watching the sunrise but it is not so much as seeing the sun, you don't see this great lovely glowing ball, it isjust seeing the colour of the clouds change a know it is there. it
is acting on a faith that it is coming up. if you think about it, thatis coming up. if you think about it, that is what our ancestors have been doing for as long as we have been around, it is hoping the sun will come up, trusting it well and that things will be ok. to mark this day, it is looking at where we have come this year so far, we have got this far, many people haven't because of this terrible disease obviously. it is giving thanks for having got here and what we have achieved, all of the changes that are happening, it isa the changes that are happening, it is a pretty important day. king arthur, paganism is a broad umbrella term but within that there are different schools of thought and druidism is one of those, is that the best way to describe it? yes, it isa the best way to describe it? yes, it is a misconception that pagans worshipped nature, we worship the divine but we see the divine through nature. we all have one things in common, we believe the earth itself
is sacred, we also believe the a ncestors is sacred, we also believe the ancestors who came before us throughout time should be honoured, and basically that is the nub of it. beyond that obviously there is a different strands of paganism but it is like any of the earth —based religions, it is vastly growing because people are looking back to what worked as opposed to looking forward to what doesn't. all right, thank you very much indeed for enlightening us this morning. looking at the clouds and hoping there is a sun behind it, that is a scottish summer you have just described right there. it was beautiful yesterday morning so we were able to appreciate that. this is the point at which i say goodbye, i go and read the news for nick robinson and leave it with you, martin. indeed, good luck with that. we will
see you soon. here's louise with a look at this morning's weather. what is it going to do today? hello there, it is a sunday and yes, it is a summer solstice weekend, it is heralding in some sunshine through the week. it is going to be fine for most of us, a lot of centring around and that is going to allow heat to build from the south as we go through the week, just a little bit of rain at times in the far north—west. mostly affecting northern ireland but what a fickle business the weather is, this was lincolnshire first thing this morning, good job you didn't leave your washing on the line, it never would have dried through the night because we have seen some heavy overnight rain and that is moving eastwards so it is clearing but as you can see quite clearly, the heaviest of which over the last hour or so has been through scotland, now moving away through eastern england and it is leaving sunny spells and scattered showers behind. the showers across england and wales should be few and far between. most
everyone's across northern ireland and scotland, maybe one or two across the western fringes of north west england. blustery winds, gus in excess of 30 mph. it will feel cooler the further north you are. we are looking at 15—18d here, highest values with the sunshine. those showers will continue to fade through the evening and overnight we are through the evening and overnight we a re left through the evening and overnight we are left with clear skies, still blustery winds but those temperatures will fall away and in fa ct temperatures will fall away and in fact single figures are likely across scotland. we started off this morning with widespread temperatures sitting around the mid teens saw a noticeable difference to the feel of the weather if you are stepping up first thing tomorrow morning, not going to last though because we see high pressure building from the south and that is going to be responsible for allowing this warmth to develop. across the top of this highs this weak weather front, this highs this weak weather front, this highs going to block much of the activity from moving in from the atlantic, but it will bring some rain into western fringes of scotland, northern ireland, and then
really develop as we go through the day. there will be cloud from that south—westerly wind bringing cloud across cornwall and into wales, the best of the sunshine is likely to be into the south—east where we could see highs of 24 degrees, 75 fahrenheit. that sets up the trend through the middle part of the week. this is where the heat is really going to build, coming all the way up going to build, coming all the way up from the near continent so we are likely to seek temperatures into the low 30s and there will be a good deal of sunshine. even they won the warmth will start to gradually push on into the far north—west of scotla nd on into the far north—west of scotland as well. we took a look at this city forecast, it can see showery rain into northern ireland, temperatures into the low 20s by the end of the week, but high 30s across england and wales. an absolute scorcher by the end of the week in the south—east. is that high pressure going to stick around? there will be a lot of people that will not like those kind of temperatures once we get into the low 30s and it is going to be quite humid and it will get sticky for
sleeping, but as we go into next weekend, things will start to ease just a touch so potentially at the moment, the heat building and peaking on friday and then we will be back into the 20s the next weekend but even next week and should stay quite quiet. this is the dreaded question that forecasters hate, but we have been talking about home or away for your holidays when things ease off in the summer. people have been desperate for a bit of sunshine, planning a trip to spain maybe they have eased restrictions now, and they are welcoming british tourists in. what is the summer going to be like here? i know it is a full‘s errant to forecast more than a couple of weeks in advance. —— at falls errant. it is impossible to say way in advance but certainly the next several days will be fine and settled and there will be decent weather to be had over the summer months so if you don't want to get ona months so if you don't want to get on a plane or a rain and you want to stay local, certainly i would vote for this at the moment. it is going
to be pretty perfect for this week and hopefully we will have a decent summer as well. not much to complain about at the end of the week, certainly. thank you very much indeed for that. not content with climbing the highest mountain in the world, explorer vanessa o'brien has now gone one adventure further. she is now the first woman to have reached both the highest and lowest points on the planet, after she dived the mariana trench — almost 11—thousand metres below sea level. now she joins us on breakfast, vanessa, good morning. the marianna trench, 11,000 metres down. presumably when you died, you we re down. presumably when you died, you were ina down. presumably when you died, you were in a submersible presumably. absolutely. i decided to bring you a nice mountain backdrop to cool you off after that weather report. the obvious question and i am sure a lot of people are asking is why? the highest point, yes, it is a challenge because it is there but was it a natural progression to go to the lowest point on the planet
after? well, you know, i saw the trenches are formed in the same way mountains are formed, it is plate tectonics is when the oceanic plates fall under the continental plates they move mountains up on top of the earth and underneath they form the trenches. underneath the water, it is almost the inverse of mountains. they are just explored less because you cannot breathe underwater naturally. when this opportunity came up, i thought this will be phenomenal to see some of these things because underneath the earth's service, there are actually things called seamounts which are underwater mountains. it is a bit extreme to go 11,000 metres deep and actually today there is only one vehicle that can do that, but it really was a once in a lifetime opportunity to see what is down there and it really was incredible. it felt like being a visitor to a foreign place. it must have done. we
have been seeing some pictures as you have been talking of the sea bed. just take us down there if you would, explain us what you are seeing and looking at. what the landscape is like down there. it is difficult to get an idea from the narrow image we are looking at there. yeah, sure. first of all, 11,000 metres, it takes about four hours to get down so it is not a quickjump in and quickly hit the accelerator and you are there. four hours is what it takes, once the balance is equalised, you go down pretty slowly. once you are on the bottom, this was a scientific mission and that we were taking a transect to determine whether the bottom was flat or whether it had protrusions. we were using sonar to do survey work but while we are
using photography and other ways to try to determine what is on the bottom, it becomes very clear that when you are looking at that sand, which when you first see it looks like sand, is really sediment so it would be part of the volcanic ash when these tectonic plates collide, the ocean —— the oceanic and continental. you can see this and moving so you know there are underwater creatures and they are very curious because it is 100% dark down there so the creatures that live there under eight tonnes of pressure, there is a lot we need to know about them, for example, they will not need ice because they do not need to see. do they have invertebrates or any sort of... what is the structure of the organisms that live down there? there is a whole interesting study around the types of creatures that live there and we were able to catch one on a camera that looks very interesting.
it isa camera that looks very interesting. it is a type of bristle worm. you scaled the heights and plumbed the depths, you will be an expression to great many people watching this, perhaps women and girls in particular. what would you say to anybody who would say i would love to do that, but i don't have it in me or to do that, but i don't have it in meori to do that, but i don't have it in me or i don't know where to start?” think you start with just curiosity. for me, i spent so much time on mountains i knew really very little about the oceans or oceanography. it was more about my willingness to learn, so if i could leave anyone with that message, it is not what you know, it is what you are willing to learn. as long as you have an interest, that is all that matters. all these other things that come about, whether you can operate robotic arm, all the things you can learn and be trained. it is just whether you have an interest and a willingness to learn that matters. great stuff. good on you. remarkable achievement, many thanks indeed for being with us this morning.
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