this is bbc news. lam i am looks legal pal. -- luxmi goal. the headlines: emma raducanu makes history at the us open, beating leylah fernandez to become the first british woman to win a grand slam singles final in 44 years. the queen is among those congratulating the teenager following her stunning victory in new york, just months after finishing her a—levels. to have a note from her, i was extremely honoured and very grateful that she took notice of my tennis. i can't believe it, i'm maybe going to frame that letter or something. the uk's health secretary says the government won't introduce vaccine passports in england, ahead of plans to protect the nhs from rising covid cases this winter.
what i can say is we have looked at it pmperlv — and, while we should keep it in reserve as a potential option, lam pleased to say we will not be going ahead with plans for vaccine passports. the anti—immigration hungarian prime minister victor orban meets minister viktor orban meets pope francis in budapest. britain's18—year—old emma raducanu has won the us open — in one of the most dramatic victories in modern tennis. she beat 19—year—old leylah fernandez of canada in two sets — 6—4, 6—3. raducanu only made it into the tournament as a qualifier, but she won the title without dropping a single set. she's the first british woman to win a grand slam singles title in 44 years. here's our sports correspondent, joe wilson. the borough of queens on a sunny
day, and the extraordinary progress of one young woman. she's been absolutely amazing this whole tournament. she's going to smash it. you know who they're talking about. well, there were two teenagers in the us open final — canadian leylah fernandez at the top of the screen. as early as the second game, we saw intense rallies and we saw emma raducanu prevailing here. both players settled immediately to display a full range of their abilities. points were hard earned, skilfully won. nerves? no sign. two things were clear. we had a final worthy of the occasion, and raducanu had the first set, 6—4. she was broken early in the second set, broke back like that. now fernandez was struggling to hold her serve. 44 years of waiting, one hour 51 on court... ..and one more serve.
it is right to realise what this means for british tennis, but also for world tennis. it was an outstanding match, an astounding champion. these images will be the posters and the posts displayed for decades. if the point of sport is to uplift and amaze, emma raducanu is already at the pinnacle. joe wilson, bbc news. the queen sent her congratulations to the teenager, saying in a statement, the statement goes on... the duke and duchess of cambridge tweeted,
the prime minister, borisjohnson, tweeted, and the former tennis champion, martina navratilova, our correspondent in new york, samira hussain, managed to catch up with emma — and asked her about her sudden rise to fame. i've got no idea what's going on, not at all. i've got no clue. but anything that comes my way i'm ready to deal with it, and i've got great people around me to take me through these moments and they got me here, and, yeah, i'm very excited to celebrate with them later and also go home and see everyone back home.
what was it like to receive a message from the queen? it meant everything to get a message from her majesty. she is such a great inspiration and role model for the whole country, so to have a note from her, i was extremely honoured and very, very grateful that she took notice of my tennis. i can't believe it, i'm maybe going to frame that letter or something. the last time i spoke to you on monday, i asked how you celebrate and you said frozen yoghurt. what's the flavourfor winning a championship? flavour doesn't change! imean... it's chocolate with more chocolate and some chocolate brownie. i mean, i'm one of those. so... the last week we haven't managed to, actually, because of late finishes, but tonight, i am sure we will go to town on everything. our sports reporter, laura scott, visited bromley tennis club — where emma raducanu trained for years. i am here at bromley tennis club, where emma really developed
her tennis skills. she was spotted as a youngster and it was here that she really rose through the ranks from the age of nine to about 17. i am joined by one of herformer coaches, mattjames. you first spotted her atjunior wimbledon, and began working with her. could you talk us through those early days and what you were so excited by in her game? it was what we saw yesterday, you're seeing a competitor, determined, dogged, gritty and ruthless, the way she has gone through this tournament, and you could see that even a few years ago when she was competing injunior wimbledon, and actually played against leylah back then, and did a lot of the same stuff. are you surprised by what she has done? of course. you know, surprised it has come so soon. a lot of us thought she would be top 50 in the world in a few years, and who knows, maybe top 20 from there, but it has not quite sunk in yet. where did you watch it and how did you feel when she won it?
just watching at home. obviously immensely proud, but excited as well about what this might mean for her career and how inspiring it can be for some of the youngsters. she is an ambassador for the lta youth programme, which is great, and why not get into tennis? i mean, this will inspire a lot of young players. i have heard a lot in the last 2a hours or so about the importance of capitalising on what emma has done. some people say not enough was done when andy murray won his grand slams to get the next generation into tennis and perhaps more could be done now. what do you think is really important now she has won this grand slam at the age of 18 to really capitalise on that success? i think it is great that the lta and the government are going to work together. there are a lot of courts in the uk that are not being used and need a bit of work doing, so hopefully a lot of money will be put into those to get the courts and facilities into a good space, so why not ride the wave we have got right now? it wasn'tjust emma, we won, i think, four grand slams in the us open,
so there's a lot of buzz around british tennis right now, so let's get those players on court. and obviously, she has one grand slam under her belt, but what do you think of her potential? a difficult question so soon after, because it was a massive surprise. but why not? again, she will use this experience to learn from, like we saw her learn from what happened at wimbledon, and to do it so soon and so young, she is going to get stronger, more robust, things can still improve. so the sky is the limit, even though she is already there. i am alsojoined by sarah langford, a director at bromley tennis centre. what have you noticed from emma's run at wimbledon and now at the us open, what has the impact been on how much your phones have been ringing? we have seen an uptick in enquiries, for sure. it was very similar when andy won his gold. but we are very excited that people are getting in touch
but we are very excited that people are inspired to play and getting in touch with us and notjust us, but other clubs across the country, a very exciting time for tennis. there is an honours board where you see that she won the under eights in the county championship. could you have believed she has done what she has done now? like matt said, a bit of a surprise, but so exciting for her, her team, those who have worked with her in the past, and also for the kids that are playing tennis and those who now want to take it up as a pastime. it isjust so exciting. brilliant. it has also been a very difficult time for indoor venues like yourselves over the last year, and this could be a big boost for you. i think it will be. there was a lot of pent—up energy after all the lockdowns, so we already saw huge interest in tennis across the country on outdoor courts initially, but here also on indoor courts, and i think this will have the same impact, actually. a hugely exciting day, notjust for emma raducanu, but for british tennis as a whole, and a hugely important one as well for what could happen in the future off the back of her success. laura scott reporting there.
the government has scrapped plans to introduce vaccine passports in england just days after saying they would be going ahead in nightclubs and other large events at the end of the month. the health secretary, sajid javid, said that wouldn't now happen, but the scheme would instead be kept as a potential option. speaking to the bbc, mrjavid said he also wanted to "get rid" of pcr tests for foreign travel. here's our political correspondent, ione wells. nojab, no entry, that was the message ministers sent last week, saying vaccine passports in england would be needed for venues like nightclubs at the end of this month. if you look at what has happened in other countries, where nightclubs were opening and then shutting again, opening and shutting again, it's that we want to avoid that disruption. it's that we want to we will almost certainly be doing it for nightclubs. - we will make a determination i as to whether we need to move more broadly than that. today, a change of tune from the health secretary, sajid javid, who said, while the plans will be kept in reserve, they won't go ahead
at the end of the month. what i can say is we have looked at it properly and, whilst we should keep it in reserve as a potential option, i'm pleased to say we will not be going ahead with plans for vaccine passports. labour don't look set to oppose the decision, with shadow health secretary jonathan ashworth saying they would rather see an emphasis on ventilating spaces. i think the problem with vaccine passports is people thought that was the key to everything, but the point about nightclubs and crowded events is you have to have other measures in place, they've got to be well ventilated, you have got to have clean air and it is one of the things we have been arguing for months now, especially when it comes to schools, to put the clean air facilities in place. in scotland, people will need proof they have been fully vaccinated to enter nightclubs and other large events from the 1st of october and, in wales, a decision is expected next week. the prime minister will announce his covid winter plan for england on tuesday, outlining plans for boosterjabs and also contingencies that could be needed if the nhs risks being overwhelmed, such
as the use of face coverings. but the direction of travel is clear. sajid javid has said he wants to get rid of pcr tests for double—jabbed travellers as soon as possible and he said he didn't see how we could get to another lockdown in england. while he stressed it would be irresponsible to take everything off the table, he was clear ministers want life to return to normal as soon as possible. ione wells, bbc news. the tuc has warned that up to 660,000 jobs could be at risk, if the uk fails to reach net zero carbon emissions as quickly as other countries. as its annual conference gets under way, unions are particularly concerned about heavy industries like steel. the government says it doesn't recognise the tuc�*s figures and ministers have pledged to cut carbon emissions by almost 80% by 2035. our business correspondent, katie prescott, reports. making steel can be a dirty business, but there are ways around it. in sweden, they are using new technology to produce steel without using coal.
workers in blast furnaces like this one fear that, if the uk doesn't go the same way, they could lose theirjobs. the whole infrastructure needs looking at and it all needs to be coordinated. people are thinking, "where am i going to be working? "what is going to happen to the plant that i work in at this moment "in time and what does the future look like?" there is no doubt that industry will have to undergo a green revolution and that will inevitably have an impact on jobs, butjust how severe that impact will be will depend on how it's planned and, of course, how it's paid for — at a time when there are already so demands on the public purse. so many demands on the public purse. as this year's trades union congress gets under way, it is the major talking point. companies are going to think about locating in countries where they get support from their government to make those adaptations, to invest in the new technology, to think about how you produce those currently heavy carbon goods in a low—carbon way, and that is why the uk
government needs to step up so that our businesses can compete. the government says that the tuc�*s claims are untrue, saying the uk has grown its economy by 78% while cutting emissions by 44% over the past three decades. and it launched an independent task force to develop plans for good quality green jobs by 2030. many say the move to a green economy, handled well, brings opportunities. if we can move people toward safer, healthier, better—rewarded healthier, better rewarded remunerated careers with better well—being, that may leave some of thosejobs behind, that is probably, on balance, a good thing. the challenge is building a low—carbon future that includes industry and workers. something else for next month's budget. katie prescott, bbc news. the uk home secretary has insisted she did not break the ministerial code when she met with the boss of a hotel chain and a british airways executive,
without any officials present. the sunday mirror newspaper reports that priti patel attended a lunch last month, where covid travel rules were among the topics discussed. ms patel resigned from the cabinet in 2017, amid controversy over her unauthorised meetings with israeli officials, politicians and the then prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. a spokesman for ms patel said details of her meetings will be published as usual in accordance with the code. the headlines on bbc news... emma raducanu makes history at the us open, beating leylah fernandez to become the first british woman to win a grand slam singles final in 44 years. the uk's health secretary says the government will not introduce vaccine passports in england, ahead of plans to protect the nhs from rising covid cases this winter. the anti—immigration hungarian prime minister, viktor orban, meets pope francis in budapest.
joining me now is anthony hardman, a tennis coach from liverpool. now, first of all, what... you saw her play, thanks forjoining us, now you saw emma raducanu play in liverpool when she was 12. you know, six years ago. how much do you think there were signs there of what she would achieve?— would achieve? yeah, there were definitely signs _ would achieve? yeah, there were definitely signs because - would achieve? yeah, there were definitely signs because similar. would achieve? yeah, there were| definitely signs because similar to what was going on at the us open, she would probably wasn't fancied to win any events. it was actually an 18 and underjunior international event, a world ranking event held in the city and obviously she was 12 years of age, so... a look at the top domestic 16 and 17—year—old kids were there, as well as other international players. you know, very similar to what happened in new york, she came out top of the field,
extremely composed, beyond her years. extremely composed, beyond her ears. �* ., ., ~ years. and what do you think the effect is for _ years. and what do you think the effect is for girls _ years. and what do you think the effect is for girls watching - years. and what do you think the effect is for girls watching her i effect is for girls watching her success last night and obviously seeing also her opponent, leylah fernandez, who is only a few months older than her, what effect do think that will have on girls and export? yeah, i think it will give... you know, if you look on social media todayit know, if you look on social media today it is a wash of people of all ages, obviously people who have got backgrounds in tennis and people who don't. foryoung backgrounds in tennis and people who don't. for young girls, backgrounds in tennis and people who don't. foryoung girls, i backgrounds in tennis and people who don't. for young girls, iwatch backgrounds in tennis and people who don't. for young girls, i watch the match last night with my young daughter and of my three kids she not into the sport that much, she plays a lot of other sport, and she was she does a lot of athletics, but as a fellow female athlete she was absolutely hooked seeing someone at such a young age doing so well. ﬁnd such a young age doing so well. and do ou such a young age doing so well. and do you hope this might be kind of a springboard for more of an investment or more they focus on grassroots tennis in england? yeah, think there is _ grassroots tennis in england? yeah, think there is a _ grassroots tennis in england? yeah, think there is a lot _ grassroots tennis in england? yeah, think there is a lot of _ grassroots tennis in england? yeah, think there is a lot of work _ grassroots tennis in england? yeah, think there is a lot of work that - think there is a lot of work that
goes into grassroots tennis anyway. you know, there is... iam goes into grassroots tennis anyway. you know, there is... i am involved at both ends of the sport, i have been involved at the elite end, but i also work at club level as well, managing a lot of coaches who worked out of tennis clubs. so there is a lot of work that goes on and obviously things like this to highlight it. hopefully if anything it will just generate highlight it. hopefully if anything it willjust generate more interest from the public, wanting to play tennis and wanted to get girls out there playing, girls and boys. i don't think this is just for girls, i think she will have inspired a whole generation of boys also. you mentioned your daughter is already showing a bit of interest in the sport as a result of watching the match, so do you think we are likely to see a vast and sort of more ongoing growth and interest in the sport among children? or do you think it mightjust be a bit of a flash in the pan or do you think there is actually could of a bit more of a long—term increase interest among youngsters? more of a long-term increase interest among youngsters? yeah, i don't think it — interest among youngsters? yeah, i don't think it will _ interest among youngsters? yeah, i don't think it will be _ interest among youngsters? yeah, i don't think it will be a _ interest among youngsters? yeah, i don't think it will be a flash - interest among youngsters? yeah, i don't think it will be a flash in - don't think it will be a flash in the pan because i think certainly...
when there is a flash in the pan... she has got the staff there, the composure, also a great personality to go with it, so no, i think she could get a generation absolutely hooked on the sport and then it is thejob of hooked on the sport and then it is the job of coaches on the ground and people like that to keep the interest going, then, to make sure you're putting on good sessions. it is one thing getting people through the doors of tennis clubs, it is another thing keeping them there and generating interest once they are there. . ~' ,, , generating interest once they are there. . ~' , . generating interest once they are there. ., ~ , . ., generating interest once they are there. . , . ., there. thank you very much for your interest in sharing _ there. thank you very much for your interest in sharing your— there. thank you very much for your interest in sharing your thoughts - interest in sharing your thoughts with us. anthony hardman, tennis coach, there. with us. anthony hardman, tennis coach. there-— with us. anthony hardman, tennis coach, there. pope francis has had a brief meeting in hungary with the country's prime minister, viktor orban. the two men have radically different interpretations of what constitutes a christian approach to migration. the pontiff has severely criticised the reluctance of some european leaders to take in refugees, but mr orban says he's defending christian europe. our central europe correspondent,
nick thorpe, is in budapest. ahead of this visit, both sides — the vatican and the hungarian government — were keen to smooth over any differences. the vatican stressed that this is, above all, a spiritual visit for the pope to celebrate mass in heroes square in hungary for tens of thousands of christians, especially catholics from around the world, the closing event, the climax of a week of the eucharistic congress, only held every four years. from the hungarian government's side, the government has been keen to stress it is a great honour to have the pope in hungary even for such a short visit, but of course behind the scenes, there are huge differences between the two men. while the pope, from the start of his papacy, has stressed the need for europe, for christians in particular, to welcome people of other faiths, to help those in need, those fleeing from war and violence, asylum seekers and refugees,
whereas viktor orban, as the head of the hungarian government, especially since 2015, has set himself up as a champion, as he puts it, of christian europe, of trying to keep europe as it is, and often that seems to be an anti—islamic, anti—muslim message. you also have a situation where, just six months ahead of the hungarian elections, this visit is very interesting to both sides, both to the government side, with viktor orban welcoming the pope and really seeking in some way some sort of support from the pope for his own policies in defence of christian europe, in defence of persecuted christians around the world, whereas the more liberal opposition here seeing this as a liberal pope, really, and there have been posters going up all over budapest welcoming the pope as a champion of human dignity, human rights, of civil rights.
so very different views here. the two men only had half an hour or so of talks before the meetings went ahead with the hungarian bishops, with people of other faiths and then of course the big mass, the closing event of the eucharistic congress in budapest, and the pope then, after this, on his way to slovakia for this longer three day trip. a team at cranfield university is competing in an international competition to develop a robot that does the shopping in supermarkets. it might sound easy, but identifying different objects by sight and picking them up neatly is a significant challenge in robotics. here's our science correspondent, richard westcott. in a nervous corner of an aircraft hangar in bedfordshire, a team is competing in a three—day global competition, to programme a robot to identify and then move some shopping. not as easy as you might think.
it is all a bit tense because they are actually doing the competition run now. it is being watched in italy. keeping an eye on us via live video link are judges and other competing teams at the main event in bologna. and we have the overview here, but we have already the robot where we have already the robot standing and looking into the container. 13 international teams are competing in this competition. six of them remotely, including cranfield. gilbert, that was very expertly done, but the reality is a child could do that. why is it so hard for a robot to do it? something that seems so easy for us humans to do is actually extremely complicated for robots because firstly the robot will have to be able to see the item through its camera. secondly, it will have to process the image using some really clever algorithm to identify what type of object it is, what orientation the object has been placed in, and then secondly, bring some
and then secondly, doing some calculation in orderfor the robot arm to be able to identify the correct position to then grab onto it using its fingers. has it been good fun? yeah, i would say it was great fun and challenging in the meantime, and we learned a lot during this process, and yeah, i think everybody is quite happy to get involved with this. so there's quite a big push at the moment for human robot interaction, so caregiving robots in hospitals, and care homes, so maybe for people who are lonely and don't have anybody to visit them. some of the money for the team comes from a big company whose future will rely on this kind of technology. certainly with the high level skills, we find difficult in recruiting. there's a shortage, there is high demand because lots of industries are now_ going for this level of robotics. so being engaged in these
competitions allows us to keep in touch with the recruitment pipeline _ and some of the excellent research that is going on. a bit of talent spotting? definitely. robots are the future, but programming them to be as good as humans at some tasks is still many years away. richard wescott, bbc news, cranfield in bedfordshire. a film about illegal abortions in 1960s france has won the main golden lion prize at the venice film festival. audrey diwan — who directed happening — said she'd made the movie with anger. tim allman looks back at a busy night on the red carpet — and his report contains flash photography. for all the attention they get, you might imagine the rekindled romance of ben affleck and jennifer lopez was the only thing of note happening at this year's venice film festival. but there was the small matter of some awards being handed out. the golden lion for best film to... l'evenement. happening by audrey diwan.
the biggest of them all going to the french film happening — its director visibly moved by the honour. set in the 1960s, it tells the story of a young woman looking for an abortion at a time when the procedure was illegal. it is an intense journey — a vivid depiction of desperation, trauma and shame. i did this movie with anger. i did the movie with desire, also. i did it with my belly, my guts, my heart and my head. the best actress prize went to spain's penelope cruz for her part in parallel mothers — her latest collaboration with acclaimed film—maker pedro almodovar. best actor was john arcilla from the philippines — star of the crime thriller on thejob: the missing 8.
and it was quite a comeback for new zealand's jane campion — named best director for the power of the dog — her first film in 12 years. but the big winner was audrey diwan — for a film set in the past that still seems strangely relevant. tim allman, bbc news. the singer, maria mendiola — one half of the spanish pop duo, baccara — has died aged 69. # yes, sir. # yes, sir. #i # yes, sir. # i can boogie, # i can boogie, # butl # i can boogie, # but i need a certain song. # maria — see here in white — shot to stardom across europe in 1977 with the number one disco anthem, yes, sir, i can boogie. the track sold in excess of 16 million copies — more than any girl band had achieved. it entered the uk chart again last
year, when it was adopted by the scotland football team and its fans. that is going to be stuck in your head all day now! now it is time for a look at the weather, here is tomas. we have had a bit of a tease, the last summit this weekend, but is that really it? you are right, there was a bit of a teaser a few days ago, we had a bit of heat, but a flash in a pan, as they say. that is about it. what is on the way, on the menu for the next few days? it is actually going to be quite unpredictable across western and south—western parts of the country, a slow—moving area rain here which will stick around for the next two days basically across this portion of the uk, keeping things dull and cool all the way up into magister at parts of lancashire, in fact, where is everywhere around at the weather is not too bad, not clear skies, the weather is not too bad, not clearskies, but the weather is not too bad, not clear skies, but at least it is dry. through the night some of that rain will move into the midlands and
parts of the west country, but it doesn't make much progress towards the east. the north, scotland is going to stay dry and pretty chilly, 6 degrees in aberdeen posting monday morning. monday itself, that sluggish area rain is still here, not moving away anywhere, affecting the irish sea coast as well, but toured the east and north and a bit around at the weather is not bad at all. i suspect temperatures in some spots may not be higher in scotland than about 13 degrees, but in the south up to around 21. have a great day. hello this is bbc news. the headlines... emma raducanu makes history at the us open, beating leylah fernandez to become the first british woman to win a grand slam singles final in 44 years. the queen is among those congratulating the teenager following her stunning victory in new york, just months after finishing her a—levels.
the uk's health secretary says the government won't introduce vaccine passports in england, ahead of plans to protect the nhs from rising covid cases this winter the trade union congress warns that up to 660,000 jobs could be at risk, if the uk fails to reach net zero carbon emissions as quickly as other countries. and the anti—immigration hungarian prime minister victor orban meets pope francis in budapest. now on bbc news...with rare interviews and archive, yalda hakim examines the rise of the taliban after the soviet occupation of afghanistan. back in control. after nearly 20 years of conflict, thousands of lives lost and trillions of dollars spent,