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18—year—old emma raducanu continues her meteoric rise — she's into the final of the us open. in a stunning performance, she's the first qualifier to ever reach a grand slam final — she beat the 17th seed in straight sets. honestly, ijust can't believe it. a shock. crazy. all of the above! we profile the teenager from bromley, whojust last month was collecting her a—level results. also this lunchtime... the head of mi5 tells the bbc that the return of the taliban in afghanistan is likely to have emboldened lone wolf terrorists in the uk. we do face a consistent global struggle to defeat extremism
and to guard against terrorism. this is a real problem. people across the united states prepare to remember. tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of the september 11th terrorist attacks. eight years after her death, the family of a woman receive a public apology from west midlands police for theirfailings in her case. and the fifth and final test between england and india is cancelled with just two hours to go, because of covid. and coming up in the sport later in the hour on the bbc news channel, yorkshire apologise to their former player azeem rafiq after a report found that he was the "victim of racial harassment and bullying," during his time at the county.
good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. after a stunning victory in new york, 18—year—old emma raducanu has become the first british woman to reach a major singles tennis finalfor 44 years. the teenager — ranked 150th in the world — beat the 17th seed, maria sakkari, in straight sets in their semi—final at flushing meadows. emma raducanu said after the match that it was "absolutely mind—blowing" to have made it to the final. she'll play another teenager, canada's leyla fernandez, tomorrow evening. our sports reporter laura scott is at emma's old school in bromley, in south london. yes, it was here at her primary school that the first signs of her sporting talent became clear when she won all the sprints on sports day but few could have believed she would go on to achieve what she has
at such a young age put her relentless run at the us open has been astonishing and whether it is out in america back here in bromley, there is a real buzz about this young phenomenon. from great britain, emma raducanu! even in emma raducanu's wildest dreams, walking out to a grand slam semifinal under the lights on arthur ashe atjust 18 would have surely seemed far—fetched. no qualify in the men's or women's game had ever reached a majorfinal the men's or women's game had ever reached a major final but she did maths a—level, not history, and was confident she had the formula to do it. 17th seed maria zakaria bakkali is at the experience and said the electric atmosphere would only enhance her spartan spirit, but that was diminished as raducanu rose to the occasion, holding her nerve and her serve —— maria sakkari. sec tried everything and even a change of skirt but after half an hour she was finally on the board but it was too little, too late, and raducanu zoo sealed the set 6—1. to the
second set was considerably closer but raducanu's focus and force did not falter. is still the crowd got louder. ., ., , ., ., ., not falter. is still the crowd got louder. ., ., , ., ., m louder. no doubt about that one. one match point was _ louder. no doubt about that one. one match point was all— louder. no doubt about that one. one match point was all she _ louder. no doubt about that one. one match point was all she needed - louder. no doubt about that one. one match point was all she needed and i match point was all she needed and if wasn't the only one whose mind was blown by what she had done. i'v e i've just been taking care of each day, and before you know it, three weeks later, i'm in the final i can't actually believe it! i mean, is there any expectation? i'm a qualifier so technically on paper there's no pressure on me! pressure, erha -s there's no pressure on me! pressure, perhaps not. _ there's no pressure on me! pressure, perhaps not. but— there's no pressure on me! pressure, perhaps not, but back _ there's no pressure on me! pressure, perhaps not, but back in _ there's no pressure on me! pressure, perhaps not, but back in bromley, . perhaps not, but back in bromley, excitement levels are reaching fever pitch. who will try extra hard in pe now that you have seen emma? yes? with children at a primary school are now desperate to follow in her footsteps. i are now desperate to follow in her footste s. ., are now desperate to follow in her footste s. ~ ., are now desperate to follow in her footste s. ~' ., , ., footsteps. i think emma is an ins-airin footsteps. i think emma is an inspiring tennis _ footsteps. i think emma is an inspiring tennis player. - footsteps. i think emma is an inspiring tennis player. she i inspiring tennis player. she inspires— inspiring tennis player. she inspires everyone because she always tries her_ inspires everyone because she always tries her best. i inspires everyone because she always tries her best-— tries her best. i will definitely be cheerin: tries her best. i will definitely be cheering her _ tries her best. i will definitely be cheering her on. _
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our tennis correspondent russell fuller was watching the match and joins me from new york. another early start for you, russell, but you have been watching tennis matches for many years so your thoughts about that achievement overnight? i your thoughts about that achievement overni . ht? ., your thoughts about that achievement overnirht? ~' ., , ., overnight? i think the words that emma raducanu _ overnight? i think the words that emma raducanu used _ overnight? i think the words that emma raducanu used a - overnight? i think the words that emma raducanu used a sum - overnight? i think the words that emma raducanu used a sum upl overnight? i think the words that i emma raducanu used a sum up the feeling of everybody who has been watching that mug they summed up she walked into the main interview room at a quarter to one in the morning in new york last night and she said she could honestly not believe what had happened. she had a return flight booked for the end of the qualifying competition because she thought she might not survive in the us open any longer having won three qualifying matches all in straight sets, she now won six matches in the main draw and if she beats leylah fernandez on saturday, nobody would have won a grand slam faster can only her second appearance in a grand slam after that remarkable in its own right run to the fourth round at wimbledon injuly. leylah
fernandez, opponent, as you've heard, is a somebody of a similar vintage. they first met at the prestigiousjunior tournament vintage. they first met at the prestigious junior tournament in florida about six or seven years ago and have played each other on one occasion, junior wimbledon three years ago and raducanu was the winner on that occasion. both have only realised recently they would be professional tennis players. emma raducanu said it was only two years ago she thought, this is the career for me, and leylah fernandez has been talking about how so many people told her to concentrate on her studies, people told her to concentrate on herstudies, give people told her to concentrate on her studies, give up her dream of being a professional tennis player. there was one teacher in particular who she remembers less than fondly! and so on saturday night, tomorrow night, they will both walk out onto the arthur ashe stadium, not having to plate serena williams or naomi osaka but players familiar to each other and for one of them, their life will change for good. russell, thank yon _ life will change for good. russell, thank you. russell— life will change for good. russell, thank you. russell fuller - life will change for good. russell, thank you. russell fuller in - life will change for good. russell, thank you. russell fuller in new. thank you. russell fuller in new york. last month, she was collecting her a—level results. tomorrow, she's playing
the final of the us open. who is emma raducanu and what inspiration is she providing future british tennis players? our sports reporter matt graveling looks at her story so far. the last fortnight has been somewhat of a whirlwind. flan the last fortnight has been somewhat of a whirlwind.— of a whirlwind. can i take a picture? — of a whirlwind. can i take a picture? emma _ of a whirlwind. can i take a picture? emma raducanu i of a whirlwind. can i take a i picture? emma raducanu us of a whirlwind. can i take a - picture? emma raducanu us open finalist on her— picture? emma raducanu us open finalist on her tournament - picture? emma raducanu us open finalist on her tournament debut. l finalist on her tournament debut. five and a 5000 miles away, a brit's american adventure has hit home. literally blown it out the part, it's amazing to. to come from where she is and get to where she's got to, it is such a short space of time, it's phenomenal, it really is. while emma's rice seems to have happened in a new york minute, the 18—year—old from bromley has been training for years, first here at bromley tennis centre before heading to the national tennis centre. two months ago, ranked 338 in the world,
her impressive wimbledon debut came to a sad end as she withdrew in the fourth round. but stateside it has been a different story. nine games in, the new british number one hasn't dropped a set and the fairytale of new york has enchanted people from all walks of life. can you dig it? congratulations to emma, tweeted musician liam gallagher. footballer marcus rashford said congratulations, what an achievement already. and if you could become queen of queen's, may it's only right that royalty gets in touch! we will all be rooting for you tomorrow, said the duke and of cambridge. tomorrow's up its fellow teenager at canadian leylah fernandez. they have met before, but not quite on a stage like this. there is no question that it has the opportunity to be a real turning point, emma and leylah fernandez from canada, they are incredible role model is. saturday's final is going to be inspiring on so many
different levels but obviously for us, we are proud and so excited to see what she can go on and do from here. �* ., .,, . ., , ., here. but win or lose, the chords on which raducanu _ here. but win or lose, the chords on which raducanu trained _ here. but win or lose, the chords on which raducanu trained are - here. but win or lose, the chords on which raducanu trained are already| which raducanu trained are already full of dreams —— the tennis courts. a lot of young people here at the national tennis centre told me that a few days ago they didn't even know who emma raducanu even was but now she's in the final of the us open, not only do they know her name, but she is proving some great inspiration. i she is proving some great inspiration.— she is proving some great insiration. ., ., ., ~ inspiration. i love the teamwork in tennis and going _ inspiration. i love the teamwork in tennis and going to _ inspiration. i love the teamwork in tennis and going to work- inspiration. i love the teamwork in tennis and going to work with - inspiration. i love the teamwork in tennis and going to work with your friends and everyone. if tennis and going to work with your friends and everyone.— friends and everyone. if you really ut our friends and everyone. if you really put your mind _ friends and everyone. if you really put your mind to _ friends and everyone. if you really put your mind to it, _ friends and everyone. if you really put your mind to it, you _ friends and everyone. if you really put your mind to it, you can - friends and everyone. if you really put your mind to it, you can do . friends and everyone. if you really put your mind to it, you can do it. | put your mind to it, you can do it. matte _ put your mind to it, you can do it. matte grave — put your mind to it, you can do it. matte grave links, bbc and you can follow emma raducanu's final against leylah fernandez tomorrow night on bbc radio 5 live and the bbc sounds app. coverage starts at 8pm. the head of m15 has told bbc news that there is no doubt that recent events in afghanistan, and the rise of the taliban,
are likely to have emboldened so—called �*lone wolf' terrorists. ken mccallum also said that 31 late—stage attack plots have been foiled in the uk in the last four years, as our security correspondent gordon corera reports. for 20 years, the work of the security service at thames house has been dominated by dealing with terrorist threats to the uk. and today the head of m15 told the bbc what that threat looks like. we do face a consistent global struggle to defeat extremism and to guard against terrorism. this is a real problem and in the last four years, for example, working with the police, my organisation has disrupted 31 late—stage attack plots in great britain. and even during the pandemic period that we've all been enduring for most of the last two years, we have had to disrupt six late—stage attack plots. the taliban takeover of afghanistan has changed the landscape. the m15 chief warned this would embolden those wanting to carry out attacks and he said
there was a risk that the country could once again become a safe haven for groups planning more sophisticated attacks. even if the taliban is absolutely in good faith about wanting to prevent terrorism being exported from afghanistan, that will be a difficult task to accomplish. afghanistan is not an easy country to govern and within which to ensure perfect security. a new counterterrorism operation centre was launched this summer but the type of threats the uk faces have also been evolving, the m15 head said. across the last 20 years, since 9/11, we have had a continued evolving, huge challenge with islamist extremist terrorism. we have the rise of extreme right—wing terrorism and we have definitely a resurgence of sharp and complex state threats. the only major national security threat which has been comparatively better across those 20 years is northern ireland. is the uk safer today than it was 20 years ago? there was no simple answer
from the m15 chief, with concerns that his service will need to be vigilant for uncertainty ahead. gordon corera, bbc news. the family of a woman who was subjected to domestic violence by her partner have received a public apology from the chief constable of west midlands police, following failings by the force both before and after her death. the body of suzanne van hagen, who was 3a, was found along with that of her partner, by her nine—year—old daughter in february 2013. her family have fought for more than eight years to get to the truth behind her death. they've been speaking exclusively to our midlands correspondent, sian lloyd. our world just ended that day, just absolutely heartbreaking. i just thank god that we've still got her daughter. suzanne van hagen was a much loved sister, daughter and mother.
she died aged 34. her body was found along with that of her partner by her nine—year—old daughter. sometimes i can think that suzanne is still here but she's... you know, she's somewhere else. and i think to think like that is easier, you know, to cope with it. because we do miss her. prior to suzanne's death in 2013, allegations of domestic violence by her partner, john worton, against her, had been reported to west midlands police. after suzanne's death, a postmortem examination revealed marks on her neck and traces of drugs in her system. west midlands police issued an inaccurate press release to the media saying her death was believed to be due to an accidental overdose. they saw and assumed what they wanted to. it was like when she had drugs in her system, that was it then,
everything else was forgotten about and suzanne wasn't like that. | and that is when our fight began, | really, because we were adamant. that's not what happened, and that's it. _ today, more than eight years after suzanne died, the force has said sorry to herfamily who never gave up their battle to get to the truth. the apology by the chief constable of west midlands police acknowledges that there were failings by the force in its handling of suzanne's case both before and after her death, and acknowledges the additional distress this caused suzanne's family. we could and should have done more to protect suzanne and her daughter from the abuse they were suffering. to compound the family's pain, they were let down by a failure to properly investigate suzanne's death. suzanne's family say she will never be forgotten but they now feel they can begin to move forward. the truth is out there now and that means everything to us.
sian lloyd, bbc news, birmingham. the scientist behind the oxford—astrazeneca coronavirus vaccine has said the world needs a bigger supply of vaccines, so they can be offered to people in developing countries. dame professor sarah gilbert said not everyone in the uk will need a boosterjab. a decision about boosters is expected next week from the advisory body thejcvi, thejoint committee on vaccination and immunisation. our health correspondent katharine da costa reports. while some countries like israel have already started rolling out third doses of covid vaccines, most people in africa are still waiting for their first. the debate on giving the boosters has ramped up, but one scientist says it is not an either or decision. says it is not an either or decision-— says it is not an either or decision. , ., , ., , ., decision. the problem we really have is that the world _ decision. the problem we really have
is that the world needs _ decision. the problem we really have is that the world needs greater - is that the world needs greater vaccine supply. we need more doses of all of the vaccines being licensed and we need more vaccines to be licensed so we're not talking about choices between vaccinating in one country or another country. the good news is that supply is increasing.— good news is that supply is increasin-. . ,, , increasing. data is still being rathered increasing. data is still being gathered on _ increasing. data is still being gathered on whether - increasing. data is still being l gathered on whether boosters increasing. data is still being - gathered on whether boosters might be needed for everyone, but professor gilbert said there was evidence — professor gilbert said there was evidence vaccines were still providing strong protection a year on from _ providing strong protection a year on from the initial doses. infections are inspected to increase across the uk this autumn with a return to schools and offices. the latest estimates from the office for national statistics suggests a sharp rise in scotland and wales in the week to last friday, but rates remained level in england and northern ireland. infection rates are highest among teenagers and young adults, and with my club is now open, there is a greater risk of the virus spreading. scotland is the first in the uk to confirm vaccine passports will be needed from next month, despite concerns among the
night club bosses and some tory mps, proof of vaccination is expected in england, too. br; proof of vaccination is expected in england. too-— england, too. by the end of this month, england, too. by the end of this month. every — england, too. by the end of this month, every adult _ england, too. by the end of this month, every adult will- england, too. by the end of this month, every adult will have - england, too. by the end of this | month, every adult will have had england, too. by the end of this - month, every adult will have had an opportunity to have had two jabs. secondly, we will almost be certainly doing it for night clubs. we will make a determination as to whether we need to move a more broadly than that, or whether we can hold the position and wait to see if it is necessary at a later point. the government says the nhs is ready to start offering boosters to the most vulnerable and first doses to 12 to 15—year—olds if they get the go—ahead. decisions on both are expected next week. katharine da costa, bbc news. the time is 13:18. our top story this lunchtime: 18—year—old emma raducanu continues her meteoric rise in the world of tennis — she is through to the final of the us open. coming up
the uk's economic recovery was slower than expected injuly. economists are blaming the pingdemic. coming up in the sport in the next 15 minutes on the bbc news channel: disappointment for thousands at old trafford, as the final test between england and india is called off — just two hours before the start of play — because of covid concerns. 20 years ago tomorrow, nearly 3,000 people were killed in terrorist attacks on new york and washington. commemorations will be taking place in manhattan and across the united states, to remember all those killed and injured. our correspondent nada tawfik has been hearing how the lives of emergency workers and victims�* families have been shaped by the horror of that day in new york city, when the twin towers were attacked and fell. the rebirth and transformation of lower manhattan has become an emblem of the city's resilience.
and though much has changed here, for new yorkers who lived through 9/11, the scars never faded. my mom pointed up and she said, "i need you to look at this because it's history." hannah markram remembers the chaos of being pulled from schooljust blocks from where the twin towers were about to collapse. that experience — atjust eight years old — inspired her dedication to public service. it kind of like restarted my life. like, we've always talked about a before and after 9/11. and i think after that day, i realised how important a, community is and, b, service is. kids now learn about 9/11 as a moment of history. they see the shocking videos, but do not have the lived experience. still, all around them are haunting reminders that the tragedy is not over. when the twin towers collapsed, lower manhattan was blanketed in a toxic cloud and, for months, first responders and those who worked, studied and lived here breathed
in that air — air contaminated by glass shards, asbestos and building materials. well, that led to long—term health problems — and so, 20 years on, the death toll from this tragedy continues to rise. rob sarah's first day as a firefighter was on 9/11. 20 years later, he's still attending the funerals of fellow first responders. three just last week. it took 18 years to get permanent legislation... he's angry that it took the us government so long to guarantee funding for the ill, and only after a long public campaign, with the help of comedianjon stewart. they needed to get wall street open, they needed to make the country feel safe, i get it, but there's a price for that and we're paying it. the united states government certainly let us down, and it shouldn't have taken people like jon stewart, um, to shame them, you know, because that's really the only way that this legislation got passed, was shame. as rob battles with his health, his sister—in—law kimberly is nursing a different type of pain.
her father vincent never came home from work in the twin towers, where he was a vice president at cantor fitzgerald. to have him notjust die i at work, but to disappear — in the whole physical sense, . he'sjust gone, and i think that just really took away any hope of closure for us. l as new yorkers collectively grieve on this anniversary, the command to never forget takes on new meaning. for those born after september 11th, how will they be shaped by the stories and lessons of that day? nada tawfik, bbc news, new york. cbs news correspondent bradley blackburn is at ground zero. an extremely emotional weekend across the country, but particularly where you are. across the country, but particularly where you are-— where you are. absolutely, and emotional— where you are. absolutely, and emotional particularly - where you are. absolutely, and emotional particularly for - where you are. absolutely, and . emotional particularly for survivors and for family
emotional particularly for survivors and forfamily members emotional particularly for survivors and for family members who lost loved ones in the attacks. 20 years is a significant milestone and many of them will come here to the world trade center side to what used to be ground zero. today, it is now home to a memorial park, a museum and a gleaming new tower. there have been so many changes in 20 years. president biden will be coming here tomorrow, he is also attending commemoration —— commemorations in shanks phil where flight 93 crashed and the pentagon. it is so important to tell the stories of survivors like you did in your piece —— shanks phil. there is a whole generation of people who have no personal memories of 9/11 at this point and yesterday, i met with a firefighter who was here, he responded to the attacks, here, he responded to the attacks, he was just 100 yards from the south tower when it collapsed and he considers the last 20 years a gift. he has been able to see his children grow up, now his grandchildren. there are so many stories like that
across this city and across this country as people have spread in 20 years and of course, there are stories for every one of those 2977 victims. you also have to remember that this location is more than a memorial, it is also the resting place for many of those victims, unidentified remains are stored here at the world trade center site. the medical examiners are still looking to identify them after all these decades. 40% of the victims have still never been identified. decades. 4096 of the victims have still never been identified. bradley blackburn at _ still never been identified. bradley blackburn at ground _ still never been identified. bradley blackburn at ground zero, - still never been identified. bradley blackburn at ground zero, thank. still never been identified. bradley i blackburn at ground zero, thank you. president biden has set out a series of measures aimed at getting more americans vaccinated against coronavirus, as he tackles a rising number of infections. jabs will be mandatory for all federal government employees, and there will be new rules for big companies, healthcare, and the transport network. nomia iqbal reports from washington. no more soft approach — this time, the president was blunt.
good evening, my fellow americans. what more do you need to see? we've made vaccinations free, safe and convenient. the vaccine has fda approval. over 200 million americans have gotten at least one shot. we've been patient, but our patience is wearing thin, and your refusal has cost all of us. mr biden's frustration comes down to the numbers. 18 months on since the virus hit, and the us is averaging 1,500 covid—related deaths a day. he laid into some politicians — mainly republican governors — for playing politics by showing unrelenting resistance to mask—wearing. but how to convince a country where many ordinary citizens don't want the vaccine, and where often, it's a matter for individual states to decide what to do? well, mr biden has signed an executive order, forcing companies to get their workers
jabbed, orface being fired. if you want to work with the federal government and do business with us, get vaccinated. if you want to do business with the federal government, vaccinate your workforce. but the administration has been accused of causing confusion on booster shots and u—turns on mask mandates. critics say it's allowed the delta variant to take foothold. this has taken a toll on the us economy, affecting president biden's approval ratings. and it isn't the afghanistan withdrawal, but how he handles the pandemic... get vaccinated. ..that ultimately matters to the american public. nomia iqbal, bbc news, washington. the uk economy slowed sharply injuly, growing byjust 0.1%. although it was the sixth consecutive month of growth, it was a much slower rate thanjune, when it grew by 1%. our economics correspondent andy verityjoins me. much slower growth than most economists were expecting?
that's right. and actually, the slowest growth we have had since january when we were under renewed lockdown measures and the economy shrank a little bit. we have been through this huge double dip, a massive slump in the economy at the beginning of the first lockdown, then a rebound, then a double dip at then a rebound, then a double dip at the beginning of this year. ever since then, it has been growing, and the bank of england is hoping we will get a 7% growth this year. but if you look at where the economy is now compared to pre—pandemic levels, it is still down by 2.1% and although you did have some elements growing like for example arts and entertainment were up, because of social—distancing measures lifting, if you look at services, the services sector, that was completely flat in july. services sector, that was completely flat injuly. there is a number of possible reasons for that. one of those was heavy rainfall which kept shoppers away. another was the pingdemic and of course, if you are ordered to stay at home by the test and trace app and you are not at work and that is less economic activity there. another was possibly
the fact the delta variant was around which might have deterred some people from shopping and going to work. but there were other things like the ending of the stamp duty holiday and in the housing market, there was a sharp —— a sharp drop in real estate activities and solicitors doing those transactions come 10_4%_ so if the bank of england is to get anything like the growth it was hoping for, we will have to see a big resurgence in the autumn. �* , ., ., have to see a big resurgence in the autumn. �* , ., ,, i. yorkshire cricket club has accepted there was "no question" that its bowler azeem rafiq was the victim of racial harassment and bullying during his first spell at the county between 2008 and 2014. an investigation was launched last year, after rafiq made a0 allegations. the club says it has offered a sincere, profound and unreserved apology to azeem rafiq and to his family. just two hours before play was due to begin in england's fifth test against india, the match was cancelled — after some of india's backroom staff tested positive for covid.
the england and wales cricket board initially said india had forfeited the test, though the statement has since been amended. our sports correspondent joe wilson reports. old trafford, new world. a test match cancelled because of covid. those who paid to fill these seats will be refunded, but many had already made the journey. i've been working all night, so i've not slept a wink all night, to get here today. to be cancelled at the last minute, ifind shocking. i've come from london. yeah, we stayed here last night and we've booked a hotel last night, when we came. for tonight. and now we've had to try and cancel that. l so, it'sjust been - a complete nightmare. take a day off work, - and then, there's no game. who's to blame for the fact that this test match won't happen, tom? i don't think it's, it's not a blame thing. we're still living in a difficult environment for elite sports performance, so to go from one
anxiety—inducing environment to another one — which is the high—performance playing field — is very, very difficult. and i think at times, that goes past the point where players are comfortable to go out and take the field, and that's what we've seen in this case. india's players recorded negative pcr tests yesterday, then announced they couldn't field a team. reassurance about safety was apparently not enough. what's next in world cricket? well, the super—lucrative ipl, indian premier league, will resume later this month. do india want their star players involved in that? of course they do. i'll be honest, i think all this is about money. i completely get players, of what they've gone through in the last year and a half. it's been difficult, bubbles. the mental health side is very important. we have to look after that. i believe this week was about money, you know, making sure that those players get to the ipl, because they want to earn those big cheques — which, again, i get, but i don't get it when it's