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are set to be offered a covid vaccine. the new policy effects 1.4 million teenagers, and experts say the roll—out will start in a matter of weeks. vaccination of children and young people can bring benefits to people such as adults and including parents and grandparents, but at the forefront is the health and benefits to children and young people themselves. the only vaccine currently approved for those under 18 in the uk is the one made by pfizer—biontech. when i heard the news, i was, like, really excited. it's made me really happy. punching the air, we were in the car, so she wasjust like "yes". we'll have details of the new plan,
which has no detail yet, on the timing of a second jab. also today, a record—breaking performance by team gb in tokyo. hannah mills and eilidh mcintyre win gold in the sailing. hannah is now the most successful female olympic sailor of all time. it's been one of the hardest weeks of my life, i'm sure for eilidh as well, just every day, feeling sick, not being able to eat, just nerves building up, and yeah, the emotion ofjust, we've done it. it's over, we've done what we came here to do. and 13—year—old sky brown took bronze in the skateboarding, to become britain's youngest olympic medallist. being in tokyo and eating my favourite food, spending time in the village, just is honestly one of my best memories.
and at trent bridge test cricket is back, as england struggle against india. and coming up on the bbc news channel: the olympic dream is over for katarina johnson thompson in tokyo — she pulls out of the women's heptathlon with a calf injury, ending her games. ka rsten karsten warholm esmashed the men's world record america's sydney mcloughlin did the same to the women's. it's mcloughlin�*s title and a new world record. two women's. it's mclaughlin's title and a new world record.— women's. it's mcloughlin's title and a new world record. two new records in 24 hours. — a new world record. two new records in 24 hours. the _ while ago, that all 16 and 17—year—olds in the uk will be offered a pfizer covid vaccine in the coming weeks. england, wales, scotland and northern ireland have all moved quickly to approve the recommendation by vaccine experts. around 1.5 million teenagers could be included in the new plan, but there are still questions about the timing of a second jab,
and whether, in the longer term, the over—12s will be included. our health editor hugh pym has the latest. lucy who is 16 has had covid twice, and she is disappointed she didn't qualify for a vaccination. but that will now change, and it is something to celebrate for lucy, and her mother barbara.— to celebrate for lucy, and her mother barbara. when i heard the news i was — mother barbara. when i heard the news i was like _ mother barbara. when i heard the news i was like really _ mother barbara. when i heard the news i was like really excited, - mother barbara. when i heard the news i was like really excited, it i news i was like really excited, it has made me really happy. punching the air, we were _ has made me really happy. punching the air, we were in _ has made me really happy. punching the air, we were in the _ has made me really happy. punching the air, we were in the car, - has made me really happy. punching the air, we were in the car, she - has made me really happy. punching the air, we were in the car, she was| the air, we were in the car, she was 'ust the air, we were in the car, she was just like. _ the air, we were in the car, she was just like. yes — just like, yes. the _ just like, yes. the move follows advice to minister centre expert ones thejoint committee for vaccine and immunisation.— committee for vaccine and immunisation. vaccination of children and _ immunisation. vaccination of children and young _ immunisation. vaccination of children and young people i immunisation. vaccination ofl children and young people can immunisation. vaccination of - children and young people can bring benefits to other people such as adults and including parents and grandparent, but at the forefront is the health and benefits to children and young people themselves. but only last month thejcvi said
the benefits did not outweigh the risks we the benefits did not outweigh the ris - ~ , ., ., ., risks we must not forget that the summer wave — risks we must not forget that the summer wave as _ risks we must not forget that the summer wave as we _ risks we must not forget that the j summer wave as we experiencing risks we must not forget that the - summer wave as we experiencing now, summer wave as we experiencing now, was summer wave as we experiencing now, was also quite uncertain about four weeks' ago and now we have more information on that, so it is not just new data on one point but it is new data across the range of factors, that influence advice. the committee — factors, that influence advice. the committee looked at more vaccine safety data following reports of young people getting heart inflammation after receiving the pfizerjabs but inflammation after receiving the pfizer jabs but for 12—17 inflammation after receiving the pfizerjabs but for 12—17 years it was fewer than ten in a million afterfirst doses and was fewer than ten in a million after first doses and most recovered quickly. ministers in the four uk nations have all said that pfizer jabs will be offered to all 16 and 17—year—oldsings following the advice of the experts. 17-year-oldsings following the advice of the experts.- 17-year-oldsings following the advice of the experts. they are all at one on this, _ advice of the experts. they are all at one on this, that _ advice of the experts. they are all at one on this, that this _ advice of the experts. they are all at one on this, that this is - advice of the experts. they are all at one on this, that this is an - at one on this, that this is an absolutely, the right thing to do, for all 16 and 17—year—old, of course there is no compulsion in
this, like all vaccination offer it is something for people to consider and decide if it is something they want to do. the and decide if it is something they want to de— want to do. the health secretary said the roll _ want to do. the health secretary said the roll out _ want to do. the health secretary said the roll out in _ want to do. the health secretary said the roll out in england - want to do. the health secretary| said the roll out in england would start later this month led by the nhs but with no precise details yet. the drive to get 18—year—olds and over vaccinated continues, as for 16 and 17—year—olds, nhs leaders say up to now they have always followed jcvi advice and implemented any changes as quickly as possible. under the law 16 and 17—year—olds won't have to have parental consent to get a vaccine. we asked people in weston—super—mare how they fell about it. i weston-super-mare how they fell about it. ~ �* , ., weston-super-mare how they fell about it. ~ �*, ., weston-super-mare how they fell about it. ~ �* , ., ., about it. i think it's a good idea, because especially _ about it. i think it's a good idea, because especially since - about it. i think it's a good idea, because especially since a - about it. i think it's a good idea, because especially since a lot i about it. i think it's a good idea, because especially since a lot of| about it. i think it's a good idea, i because especially since a lot of 16 and 17—year—olds are the main people who are constantly with each other and going out. i who are constantly with each other and going out-— and going out. i mean, the only reservation _ and going out. i mean, the only reservation is _ and going out. i mean, the only reservation is down _ and going out. i mean, the only reservation is down the - and going out. i mean, the only reservation is down the line - and going out. i mean, the only i reservation is down the line could find out _ reservation is down the line could find out something is wrong with it, you never_ find out something is wrong with it, you never know. i find out something is wrong with it, you never know.— find out something is wrong with it, you never know. i would want to know more about — you never know. i would want to know more about what _ you never know. i would want to know more about what the _ you never know. i would want to know more about what the side _ you never know. i would want to know more about what the side effects - more about what the side effects might be before we went ahead. countries like the us and france are
already vaccinating children as young as 12, that is possible in the uk for that age group, if they have serious medical conditions, or someone in theirfamily serious medical conditions, or someone in their family does, but the roll out to all 16 and 17—year—olds will be a significant step, with school and university terms not far off. huw is with me now. this news today, which does obviously bring some questions which i think the answers to which are not clear, now for you what remain points that are unanswered?— what remain points that are unanswered? ., , , ., unanswered? there has been a widespread _ unanswered? there has been a widespread welcome _ unanswered? there has been a widespread welcome for - unanswered? there has been a widespread welcome for this i unanswered? there has been a - widespread welcome for this move but there are these unanswered question, first why the change in advice from the van first why the change in advice from thejcvi? just over a matter of weeks. last month they said they didn't think there was enough evidence showing the benefits outrayed the risks and they needed more time although it would be kept under review, they said they got more data on the spread of the virus among young people and reassuring
safety data hence the changeches what about second doses? it wasn't clear when or even if they might happen. well, what has been said by officials is italy be at least 12 weeks before the second dose for 16 and 17—year—olds, to give maximum protection through school and university terms over the winter. what about 12—year—olds and over? currently children of that age in the uk, if they are clinically vulnerable or living with an adult who is haven't are able they are eligible. there was a strong hint all 12—year—olds and over in the uk might at some stage have the option of having the jab. that would be in line within the us, canada and france, which have already done that, but there was a warning today from the world health organization, which doesn't like the idea of moving down to young children, because they simply say and the same arguments are used over boosterjab, there should be a pause to allow low income countries to bring up their vaccination rates, including their health workers. many thanks.
let us look at the official data. the number of daily coronavirus cases has risen for the first time in a week. the latest official figures show there were 29,312 new cases in the latest 24—hour period. last wednesday there were under 28,000. 119 deaths were recorded in the past 2a hours. that's an average of 81 deaths a day in the past week. the number of people in hospital with covid seems to have levelled off atjust under 6000. almost 89% of uk adults have now had their firstjab. and nearly 73.2% are now fully vaccinated. it's been a record—breaking day for team gb at the olympic games in tokyo, boosting britain into fourth place in the overall medal table, with just four days
of competition to go. hannah mills and eilidh mcintyre won gold in the sailing, making hannah the most successful female olympic sailor of all time. british sailing making a splash at these games yet again. after a performance as sparkling as the waters of the enoshima harbour, hannah mills and eilidh mcintyre able to celebrate team gb's third victory of the olympics here. the world number one pair, will it be gold? it had never really seemed in doubt. having taken a healthy 1a point lead into today's medal race, the british pair only needed to finish in the top seven to clinch gold. they're still pushing for every bit of speed they can find. after silver in the a70 class at london 2012 and then gold in rio, mills had teamed up with mcintyre, whose father won an olympic sailing title in seoul 33 years ago. having sat in second
for much of the race, the pair slipped to fifth, but it was still more than enough. it is gold for great britain. this, what a fifth medal of these games meant to the british team. well, they have done it. mills and mcintyre have won olympic gold for team gb. it had already been a fantastic regatta for britain, well, it's just got even better. mills, who had been one of the team gb's flag bearers at the opening ceremony, now the most successful female sailor in olympic history. it's been one of the hardest weeks of my life, i am sure for eilidh as well. just every day, feeling sick, not being able to eat, just nerves building up, and, yeah, the emotion ofjust... we've done it. it's over, we've done what we came here to do. i can't believe this has happened. i think i have dreamed of it my entire life with my dad and just,
yeah, ijust, it is such an amazing feeling and i can't wait to have it round my neck. mills' friends and family meanwhile watching on from the yacht club in cardiff bay where the 33—year—old had first learned to sail. i was just so relieved for them both, they have worked so hard, they have tried every different approach to tactics, communication, and anything else they possibly could, to give them that extra little edge. and it was just, just amazing. olympic champion. great britain. today's victory ensures that britain finishes at the top sailing finishes as the top sailing nation for the fifth time in the last six games. one that cements mills' status as the greatest her sport has seen. dan roan, bbc news, enoshima harbour. as we heard, 13—year—old sky brown has become great britain's youngest ever olympic medallist, after winning bronze
in the women's park skateboarding. her stunning performance comesjust a year after she suffered serious injuries in an accident during training. our sports correspondent natalie pirks has the story. sky brown will take bronze. she's already lived her young life in the spotlight. 13 years of age. but for the girl born injapan, draped in the british flag, this was the best feeling in the world. so much hype, but the talk is over. thejudges were looking for difficult tricks, quality and consistency. sky brown has a giant trick bag. strap yourselves in, here we go. straight in... all she needed was a smooth run. 0h! going for that kick flip indy, we knew it was going to come out. not ideal, but with three runs allowed there was still hope. just missing the kick flip indy. the pressure is on that third and final run now. time for a pep talk. and in the searing heat
of the ariake skatepark, one british teenager shook off the nerves and kept her cool. there it is. that's what we needed. there is the kick, the fakey, hands in the air, yes, sky. third time's a charm, team gb had everything crossed. only the world champion could deny her a medal now. she is not fazed. the bronze was in the bag and history was made. and as the tears flowed, the camaraderie was clear. friends, and teenage girls, living out a dream. it is so cool because i got to be on the podium with my friends, kokona and sakura. just being in tokyo and eating my favourite food, spending time in the village, this is honestly one of my best memories. sky said she simply wanted to come here, have fun, and inspire girls around the world. britain's youngest ever medallist did all of that, and so much more. she was born injapan, to mum mieko
and her british father stu. at the age of ten, british skateboarding spotted her talent and saw an opportunity. wejust said like, if you want to give it a go, we're skateboard gb, we don't have much resource, we don't have much capacity but we would be honoured to help you in thatjourney in any way we can. who knew she would be an olympian and a bronze medallist? daddy, look at this. when i filmed with her in la in 2019, she had her head and heart firmly set on her olympic dream. but it almost didn't happen, when last year she fell 15 feet while her dad was filming. she was airlifted to hospital, with skull fractures and broken bones, with doctors saying her helmet saved her life. every time she goes in the air, iflinch, i can't watch it, my wife can't watch it. i just tell her you're an amazing skater and the olympics doesn't define you, and the fact you are going for it is what skateboarding is about. it is not about holding back,
it is about going for it. that is what sky's about. and she went for it and she got it. her aim is now to qualify for paris in three years' time in skateboarding and surfing. don't believe her? just watch. natalie pirks, bbc news, tokyo. and the team gb medals were by no means limited to sailing and skateboarding. there was a gold for ben maher in the individual showjumping and a silver for ben whittaker in the boxing. but it was disappointing news in athletics, where the reigning world champion katarina johnson—thompson had to withdraw from the heptathlon because of injury. our sports correspondent andy swiss has been watching today's events. he once compared it to driving a ferrari. britain's ben maher on explosion w, in a six wayjump—off for gold. come on, ben, move. after a display of spring heeled splendour, they were fastest. into the lead. but there were still two riders to go. could they beat maher�*s time?
well, it was so, so close. he'sjuts not quite made it. and ben maher has gold for great britain. delight then for the 38—year—old and another gold to go with his team triumph in 2012, but he said he owed it all to his horse, whojumped, he added, like he had wings. this horse is a different world. i don't even remember what i was doing in thejump—off, to be honest. i had my plan, ijust went and he just gave me everything. but another british medal hope has ended in heartbreak. oh, katarina johnson—thompson, it all comes crashing down. the world heptathlon champion has been plagued by injury, and in the 200 metres the curse struck again. her agony was matched only by her bravery, asjohnson—thompson limped to the finish line. after lying in fifth place, her olympics are over in the very cruellest fashion. in the boxing, meanwhile, surely the games' most reluctant medallist. ben whittaker was so upset with his
silver, he didn't even put it on. his podium picture perhaps not one for the photo album. he'd earlier fought for gold in the light welterweight, but after losing in the final he couldn't hide his disappointment. i just want to say to everybody i don't want to look like a baby or a spoilt brat, but i'm so upset i didn't win the gold, so to me i feel like i've lost the gold, that's it. i can't celebrate a silverjust yet. there was also a medal for superheavyweight frazer clarke. a nasty cut ended his hopes of gold, but afterjust missing out on a place at the last two games, the bronze was worth the wait. and it's the best the women's hockey team can hope for, the olympic champions losing 5—1 to the netherlands in their semifinal. once again, though, the day's standout performance came in the 400 metres hurdles. karsten warholm smashed the men's world record. america's sydney mclaughlin did the same to the women's. it's mclaughlin's title
and a new world record. two new records in 2a hours. the hurdles, it seems, are proving no prayerier to brilliance. andy swiss, bbc news. after a ll after all that, a look at the medals table shows that great britain are in fourth place. our top story this evening. all 16 and 17s in the uk will be offered a covid vaccine. the prime minister starts a two day visit to scotland — but won't meet the country's first minister for talks. coming up in sportsday on the bbc news channel: we'll have the best of the action from japan, including the long wait for gold for andre de grasse. the canadian wins the men's 200 metres in style, in the olympic stadium.
the price of timber has risen sharply and the construction industry is struggling to get supplies. the huge boost in demand as more building projects is the main cause of the shortage. at the same time, climate change is increasing the pressure on supplies, with wildfires damaging vast areas of woodland in parts of the world. the uk imports around 80% of its timber and many are calling for the uk's forestry industry to be encouraged and supported so that more sustainable supplies of wood are possible in future. our environment and rural affairs correspondent claire marshall reports. in rural herefordshire, the architects of the future are at work. they're piecing together a timber—framed house. they're students learning to build in a sustainable way, with a low carbon footprint. but there's a problem —
this build, along with countless others across the country, has been badly hit by the worldwide shortage of wood supplies. in every sector of the timber supply market, prices have gone up, supply chains have been less reliable, delivery drivers have been hard to get, sojust everything has been difficult. on top of problems caused by the pandemic, forest around by the pandemic, forests around the world are ablaze. oh, my god, look at that! canada, one of the world's biggest timber suppliers, has cut the amount it will sell, blaming it largely on climate change. fire, weather, drought and now things like - bugs and beetles, i meaning that a lot of timber can't be used, that the _ trees can get damaged and destroyed, that the timber won't the right - quality needed for construction and those forests have to be i chopped down. that's what's happening on this estate in herefordshire, a stand of ash is being felled. the trees are infected with ash die—back.
currently, we import about 80% of our wood. this woodland is being managed sustainably, but with prices around the world for timber getting so high, the demand for illegally logged timber is sure to increase. all this is feeding into calls for the uk to improve its own home grown industry. forestry needs to change... many foresters believe it's about planting the right tree in the right place. we need to be looking at the lower grade land, where foresters have traditionally existed, and deliver a blend of products that can grow economically on that land. a big global shift is happening away from concrete, which is carbon intensive and bad for the environment. demand for timber is rising quickly. wood is beautiful, it's a very beautiful material. we have enough of it, but we just need to be able to take care of it at the same time.
i think we are using and using, because it seems like there's a lot, but we need to also take care of the actual portion that we are using, because then we won't need to take so much. the uk has the lowest tree cover in europe. the government has set some ambitious tree—planting targets, the question now is whether they'll be met. clare marshall, bbc news, herefordshire. thousands have been marching in beirut thousands marched on the streets of the capital, with many holding posters demanding accountability over the disaster. initial shock has evolved into anger that a year on nobody has been held to account, with political leaders refusing to be questioned. since the blast, the country has sunk deeper into economic crisis, with more than half the population now living under the poverty line. the sprinterfrom belarus — krystina timanovskaya — who refused orders to fly home
from the olympics early because she feared for her safety is due to arrive in poland this evening, after being granted a humanitarian visa by the polish government. during the day the most prominent opposition leader left in belarus — maria kolesnikova — was being tried in secret on charges of plotting to seize powerfrom president lukashenko. the president has been robustly condemned by many world leaders for his regime's human rights abuses. our correspondent bethany bell is in the polish capital, warsaw. what is going on? well we're at warsaw airport _ what is going on? well we're at warsaw airport where _ what is going on? well we're at warsaw airport where we - what is going on? well we're at| warsaw airport where we expect krystina timanovskaya to arrive within the next hour or so. we understand that she is flying here today. it has been a very long day. she left tokyo earlier this morning, initially there were reports she was going to fly directly here, but there were concerns about her security and she flew via vienna
instead. she was met in vienna by an austrian official who said she was safe, but worried about her future. here in poland, we are not being given many details about what will happen to her after she arrives, but they will give her a humanitarian visa and there are plans to bring her husband here. he fled from belarus after the incident at the olympics. he is now in the ukraine. we understand that he will then come to poland tojoin his wife we understand that he will then come to poland to join his wife and we understand they will certainly speak to each other tonight. but a big, very open future for this sprinter, she said she was not part of political protests, but she understands that it may be some time before she can return to belarus. j thank you.
the british security guard who died last thursday in a drone attack on a ship off the coast of oman has been named as adrian underwood. a romanian sailor was killed in the same attack on the vessel mercer street. police are investigating the incident, which britain, the us and israel have blamed on iran's revolutionary guard. scotland's first minister nicola sturgeon has said that people will find it "a bit odd and a bit strange" that the prime minister has turned down her invitation to meet during his two—day trip to scotland. borisjohnson denied that claim, saying he was always delighted to meet ms sturgeon. our scotland correspondent james cook has more. this is boris johnson this is borisjohnson reminding us that he is prime minister of the entire united kingdom. policing in scotland is usually a matter for the scottish government. you scotland is usually a matter for the scottish government.— scotland is usually a matter for the scottish government. you will be on the round scottish government. you will be on the ground for— scottish government. you will be on
the ground for cop26. _ scottish government. you will be on the ground for cop26. with - scottish government. you will be on the ground for cop26. with the - the ground for cop26. with the climate conference _ the ground for cop26. with the l climate conference approaching, borisjohnson made this unusual visit to police scotland's headquarters to see preparations. it will be massive effort nor the whole of the country. police scotland will be supported by 7,000 other officers. the government of the uk, the scottish government at all levels work together on the things that mat tore —— matter to the people of our country. that mat tore -- matter to the people of our country. scotland's first minister _ people of our country. scotland's first minister was _ people of our country. scotland's first minister was down - people of our country. scotland's first minister was down the - people of our country. scotland's first minister was down the road | first minister was down the road meeting not borisjohnson, but little emma. it looked like fun. but was nicola sturgeon annoyed that the prime minister hadn'tjoined herfor their own fireside chat? there prime minister hadn't joined her for their own fireside chat?— their own fireside chat? there is a lot for us to _ their own fireside chat? there is a lot for us to co-operate _ their own fireside chat? there is a lot for us to co-operate on. - their own fireside chat? there is a lot for us to co-operate on. a - lot for us to co—operate on. a missed — lot for us to co—operate on. a missed opportunity, - lot for us to co—operate on. a missed opportunity, but- lot for us to co—operate on. a missed opportunity, but thatl lot for us to co—operate on. al missed opportunity, but that is lot for us to co—operate on. a - missed opportunity, but that is on him _ missed opportunity, but that is on him i_ missed opportunity, but that is on him i stand — missed opportunity, but that is on him. i stand ready— missed opportunity, but that is on him. i stand ready to _ missed opportunity, but that is on him. i stand ready to work - missed opportunity, but that is on him. i stand ready to work with i him. i stand ready to work with whoever, — him. i stand ready to work with whoever, however— him. i stand ready to work with whoever, however i _ him. i stand ready to work with whoever, however i can - him. i stand ready to work with whoever, however i can to -
him. i stand ready to work with whoever, however i can to geti whoever, however i can to get scotland — whoever, however i can to get scotland through _ whoever, however i can to get scotland through covid - whoever, however i can to get scotland through covid and . whoever, however i can to get. scotland through covid and into recoverx — scotland through covid and into recove . , scotland through covid and into recovery. boris johnson said he has not in fact declined the _ recovery. boris johnson said he has not in fact declined the offer- recovery. boris johnson said he has not in fact declined the offer of- recovery. boris johnson said he has not in fact declined the offer of a i not in fact declined the offer of a meeting and is always delighted to see nicola sturgeon, although he won't have fond memories of last time they met in edinburgh. and that is the leader of opposition strolling around this glasgow park. scotland was once a labour stronghold, but an snp surge threw rocks in keir starmer�*s path to power. would he ever do a deal with the snp? , ., . ., the snp? there will be no coalition into that next general _ the snp? there will be no coalition into that next general election, - the snp? there will be no coalition into that next general election, no| into that next general election, no coalition coming out of it. my message will be we need a strong labour government to build that better future, labour government to build that betterfuture, to labour government to build that better future, to deal with the climate crisis. it better future, to deal with the climate crisis.— climate crisis. it feels like a campaign. _ climate crisis. it feels like a campaign, although - climate crisis. it feels like a campaign, although he - climate crisis. it feels like a campaign, although he is. climate crisis. it feels like a - campaign, although he is trying to avoid one, refusing to accept there should be another independence referendum any time soon. the trip is designed to show a uk government
committed to scotland's future and deeply involved in is in nation. but the choice of people is controversial. borisjohnson is not popular in scotland and his visit does risk backfiring and even stirring up for support for independence. so far this summer the cricket innovation has been forfaster, even shorter matches. but today test cricket returned — the first day of a five match series between england and india. england batted first at trent bridge and have struggled. england were all out for 183 and india were 21 without loss at trent bridge. joe wilson is there. you don'tjust watch the olympics bridge. joe wilson is there. you don't just watch the olympics for 100 metres, nor cricket for 100 balls. this is a test match. and thatis balls. this is a test match. and that is out. rory burns gone for
none. india celebrating. well, that is remarkable service. $100 balls. this is a test match. and that is out. rory burns gone for none. india celebrating. well, that is remarkable service. how he sit down? some are solved by replays. a touch on crawley�*s bat, the spike, out, caught and that changed the indian's captain mood. it is not like everything depends onjoe root, it is just that most things do. there is just that most things do. there is a shot from another batsman remembering how this form of cricket goes — bairstow. a four is a four in any shirt. india thought bairstow was out. they waited for the review and the replay and then england 138-4 at and the replay and then england 138—4 at tea. buttler caught for fought. 183—3 out soon followed. how
quickly day one went wrong. there are weeks more to come. time for a look at the weather, here's stav danaos. it doesn't look like the weather will be scotland be kind to the cricket. many places have skies like this. sunny spells and some cloud. we saw some showers across northern england and then they started to develop in northern scotland and into the afternoon in northern ireland and they are continuing to rumble on across north western parts with some torrential down pours. but we have had some sunshine and it has been warm where it has been sunny. the showers will rumble on tonight and they will eventually fizzle out in central and eastern areas. but a new area of low pressure is in the west and that will turn things