this is bbc news with the latest headlines... union leaders say that talks trying to prevent rail strikes next week have failed — and the walkouts will go ahead. passengers across the country will be affected. there are so many people struggling, we have to help each other where we can. theyjust want more money. they can hold the country to ransom. the government is to trial a scheme allowing asylum seekers who cross the channel in small boats to be electronically tagged. tens of thousands of people march in central london calling on the government to do more to help tackle the cost of living crisis. police in brazil confirm a body found in the remote amazon rainforest is the missing british journalist — dom phillips. coming up — aaron heslehurst examines the impact of the war in ukraine on food prices and levels of global hunger —
on talking business. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. the rmt union has confirmed that next week's rail strikes will go ahead. they say talks have failed to resolve a dispute about pay, jobs and working conditions. the strikes will affect railway lines across the country. our business correspondent vishala sri—pathma reports. it's set to be a chaotic time if you're travelling by rail at all next week. three 24—hour strikes planned across the week on tuesday, thursday, and saturday, with strikes on the london underground to go ahead on tuesday, as well. for those who have plans
to go on holiday by rail, or, indeed, go to work, the strikes are notjust disruptive — they're costly. i think it's just down to greed, isn't it? i mean, government put in, is it £16 billion of our money, to keep the railways running during the pandemic? and now they're moaning because they're not getting a big enough pay increase. my sister is having cancer treatment, and in london, and that's affecting her treatment next week due to the strikes, so she's having to stay over there in a hotel. you know, everyone deserves fair terms and conditions, _ but it will impact so many people, especially post—covid _ and with the petrol prices going up, that daily commute's going to be i just that bit harder for everybody. the rmt union says the dispute is overjob cuts and the need for a pay rise to mitigate the soaring cost of living. the industry is under pressure to save money because of falling passenger numbers, and rail bosses insist reform is needed, but it's the passengers that
will feel the brunt. lots of people will work from home, which we've all — most of us who can have become accustomed to that over the past few years, so it could be that it doesn't bite those people quite so much as it would have done in previous years. but for more of the leisure and travel events — you know, glastonbury�*s often mentioned as being one of the big events that's happening next week — the reality is that people willjust have to find another way to travel. the department for transport told the bbc that they are "hugely disappointed" and felt the strikes were "premature" and are urging the rmt to reconsider. but with no compromise in sight for the time being, it's set to be a stressful seven days ahead for passengers. vishala sri—pathma, bbc news. some asylum—seekers who arrive in the uk in small boats or on the back of lorries could be electronically tagged under a new home office trial. the prime minister says it's important to "make sure asylum seekers can't just vanish into the rest of the country". critics say the plan treats those fleeing persecution as criminals.
our political correspondent damian grammaticas reports. after the plane chartered at a cost of several hundred thousand pounds to take asylum seekers to rwanda could not leave this week, the legality of the government's policy of deporting those seeking protection here must now be decided by british courts. so, in the meantime, some of those who were due to be onboard may be part of this trial and be electronically tagged while their cases are decided. when people come here illegally, and when they break the law, it's important that we make that distinction. that's what we're doing with our rwanda policy, that's what we are doing with making sure that asylum seekers can'tjust vanish into the rest of the country. it's not illegal to seek asylum, but the government is under pressure to stop the channel crossings and tagging rather than detaining some whose immigration cases are being decided or have been under consideration for several years.
the home office says it could be used in cases where there may be an increased risk of absconding and less incentive to comply with any conditions of immigration bail. i think that the government is chasing headlines. what i want is a serious response — a serious response, because nobody wants these journeys across the channel to be made, these perilousjourneys. everybody wants to clamp down on the gangs. that requires grown—up work with the french authorities and upstream work to actually tackle these gangs. you don't do that if you're a government that is asking the national crime agency to make cuts. tagging and monitoring is used for people subject to court or prison orders. those who work with refugees say extending it to them is cruel and amounts to treating those who come seeking a welcome as criminals. actually, this is a diversion tacticj from the government's complete failure to run the asylum system in an orderly fashion. _ at the moment, we have utter chaos. we have over 100,000 people in the asylum system - waiting for a decision. we have more than 70,000 waiting over six months and tens _ of thousands waiting over a year, .
some even waiting up to five years. so, refugee groups say in the face of the huge issues with the asylum system, tagging is a gimmick and no other western nation does it. the numbers involved in the trial is likely to be small. damian grammaticas, bbc news. just going to bring you the latest figures that we've got in terms of the channel crossings. 230 people in five boat to reach the uk yesterday. that is the latest period of time we have the figures for. the number of migrants detected in small boats is 230 and there were five boats and those are the latest figures from the mod on the number of channel crossings. let's now go and speak to
claire mosley. joining me now live from calais is clare moseley, founder of the charity carelicalais — which supports refugees in the uk, france and belgium. thank you forjoining us. what is your response to this electronic tagging plan? i your response to this electronic tagging plan?— tagging plan? i think it's really shockina. tagging plan? i think it's really shocking. the _ tagging plan? i think it's really shocking. the people - tagging plan? i think it's really shocking. the people that - tagging plan? i think it's really shocking. the people that we | tagging plan? i think it's really- shocking. the people that we work with, they are not criminals, they are victims of the worse things happen in this world. it's completely unnecessary. ﬁnd happen in this world. it's completely unnecessary. happen in this world. it's comletel unnecessa . �* ., ., completely unnecessary. and what do ou sa to completely unnecessary. and what do you say to some _ completely unnecessary. and what do you say to some of— completely unnecessary. and what do you say to some of those _ completely unnecessary. and what do you say to some of those who - completely unnecessary. and what do j you say to some of those who support the plan saying it is a practical way of keeping track of people without having to keep them in detention centres. i without having to keep them in detention centres.— without having to keep them in detention centres. i don't forget necessary- _ detention centres. i don't forget necessary. you _ detention centres. i don't forget necessary. you don't _ detention centres. i don't forget necessary. you don't have - detention centres. i don't forget necessary. you don't have to - detention centres. i don't forget necessary. you don't have to do| necessary. you don't have to do this. i think it's another way of treating refugees as criminals and that's basically victim blaming. they are not criminals, they are people that terrible things of happening to.
people that terrible things of happening tw— people that terrible things of happening tn— people that terrible things of happening to. people that terrible things of haueninuto. ~ . ., happening to. what you think should be their response _ happening to. what you think should be their response to _ happening to. what you think should be their response to the _ happening to. what you think should be their response to the rising - be their response to the rising number of channel crossings? it’s number of channel crossings? it's reall number of channel crossings? it�*s really simple answer. if we gave visas to refugees in the same way we did to the ukrainians, that would stop overnight. you don't see any ukrainians getting into small boats or being with people smugglers, i think it's a very clear answer. a lot of the deterrents don't work. we have evidence of how we can stop people smugglers are done somewhere the government is unwilling to try it when it's right in front of them. claire, you hear a lot people who try to get across to the uk. the? try to get across to the uk. they have been _ try to get across to the uk. they have been through _ try to get across to the uk. they have been through so _ try to get across to the uk. they have been through so much. - try to get across to the uk. tie: have been through so much. refugees have been through so much. refugees have been through some of the worst things in the world, they might have lost theirfamilies,
things in the world, they might have lost their families, suffered torture and persecution, horrific journeys have been made where they've been persecuted across the continent by the time they get here, thatis continent by the time they get here, that is why they are in such a state to rest their lives and that is why deterrents don't work. they say to me, i've got nothing left. i've got no homeland. ijust want me, i've got nothing left. i've got no homeland. i just want to stay. that's why we need to be compassionate and fair and give the alternative. it not illegal for a refugee to get signed in the uk and they shouldn't have to get on a boat to do it. a lot of them have family in the uk and the families have been going through the same hell to those who are being put on the plane to rwanda. i don't believe that should be doing this. i think there are better answers.— be doing this. i think there are better answers. claire, thank you for “oininu better answers. claire, thank you forjoining us— better answers. claire, thank you forjoining us live _ better answers. claire, thank you forjoining us live from _ better answers. claire, thank you forjoining us live from calais. - better answers. claire, thank you | forjoining us live from calais. she is the founder of the charity care for calais. tens of thousands of people are currently marching in central london, calling on the uk government to do more to tackle
the cost of living crisis. trade union leaders, frontline workers and community organisations are among those at the demonstration, demanding what they say must be a "better deal" for workers struggling to cope. we've got tens of thousands of people coming from every nation in the uk, from all walks of working life, and they're coming together to tell the government and tight—fisted employers that enough is enough, that working people need to maintain their standard of living. they've had over a decade of real cuts and freezes to pay and they can't take any more, so it's a very simple message — that none us wants to see a country where nurses and social care workers are having to go to food banks to get by. if you earn a living, you have to work for a living, you ought to be able to achieve a fair wage. a little earlier we heard from our correspondent matt graveling who was with protestors. there is a huge crowd here, but as you just heard in that short clip, although there are lots of people,
this is a very individual matter. everybody here, their life has been hit by the rising cost of living, this big march which has got thousands of people here started around midday and there are people coming here into parliament square right now. we had a massive cheer as the rmt union came into sight, because theyjust announced strike action next week, so they were very well—received here. this is all about the rising cost of living, how much it is costing now for energy bills and filling up your car with petrol. people are saying enough is enough and they have come here to ask the government to do more. i'm joined by two people here. steven and ellie, you have come from oxford today this march. what brought you down? i think it's getting to the stage where enough is enough. teachers have had a real terms pay cut of— teachers have had a real terms pay cut of 20% — teachers have had a real terms pay cut of 20% in the last 12 years.
that's just going to get worse in the next 12 months with inflation going up 11%. we've had a pay freeze for the last few years. we are looking next month at a pay deal, its likely going to be about 2% for most teachers. people are leaving the profession because it'sjust not worth it. that makes life more difficult for all teachers. they are doing more for less, basically. we need a pay rise. all teachers need a pay rise across the profession. ellie, we heard that from steve about the profession. i know you are also a teacher. talk to me about your own personal experiences of prices going up. prices are going up. steven and i live in oxford, one of the most expensive places to rent and to buy— outside of london. it is incredibly difficult _ for people to sustain themselves, we have got, as steven said, intensive teaching, _ we are in the midst of a recruitment crisis, we have been for years. -
we work with young teachers | in their early 20s and they are already leaving the profession. they're not even completing . the training because they can't afford to pay their rent. they would rather work elsewhere, get paid more and not— have to take work home. take time off. you are talking about the next generation, just below you there, is your five—year—old boy hiding from the loud noises. what do you think about his future as we see rising cost got now? yes, it is a challenge. it is a worry. we will do the best we can. we will make compromises for ourselves so that - he has what he needs — i as any good parent would. as teachers, we are just about able to do it, - but those who can't afford to make those choices, it's going _ to be more difficult.
we have got our own child, but we see other children l in the classrooms with parents whose backgrounds are that _ much more difficult. so, yes. just to... if things don't change, there will be a general strike with the teachers unions because in the long run, the people who suffer will be the young ones and the students. thank you for your time. industrial action is something we will see from the rmt next week. the government have said they are putting £16 billion to help the vulnerable including paying energy bills and £650 to go towards a really vulnerable and last week, they employed an advisor to take them through this cost of living crisis. the co—founder ofjusteat and his advice to everyone here and the government
and the companies as basically, we need to get out of the cost of living crisis by private companies finally coming to the party to help. militants in afghanistan are reported to have killed two people during an attack on the last sikh place of worship in the capital kabul. they threw hand grenades at the building and the taliban authorities say a car bomb detonated before reaching the gurdwara. our correspondent secunder kermani who is in kabul has more details. well, the attack began around 6.30 in the morning, local time, if you see their big metal doors, thatis if you see their big metal doors, that is the main entrance. this is where the attack began. a number of silence tried to overpower the guards to get inside. there are a number of posts around here and say members of the taliban station to immediately engage the attackers in a firefight and at some point, a car
thatis a firefight and at some point, a car that is parked around here in which a bomb exploded, that exploded killing the commander of the check post, and causing the damage you can see to the shops, many of which were owned by members of the seek community. fighting here last for three hours and gives you a sense of how intense it must have been from the state of the screen. this was the state of the screen. this was the main prayer hall and has been left completely devastated. once upon a time, there were tens of thousands of sikhs living here in afghanistan. over the years, with the conflict, that number has dwindled and dwindled. there has been a state of attack carried out by the local branch of the islamic state group. one on another gurdwara years ago where 20 or more people were killed and another one in 2018. this was the last functioning good
wider —— gurdwara and now it been a tap too. there is only around hundred and 50 sikhs living in this country and they say they don't feel safe and they want to leave and appealing to the indian are appealing to the indian government to get them out. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. in the last few minutes it's been announced that lucy bronze willjoin barcelona. afterfive announced that lucy bronze willjoin barcelona. after five seasons where she won two fa cups and two league cups. bus are looking to strengthen their team. tigers and saracens are currently in action in the premiership final. owen farrell opened up with a penalty of 3—0.
they haven't won since 2013. for the saracens, it is one year out and they are now back in the biggest game and it is going well for them at the moment. three e—o saracens on 70 minutes played. rugby league world cup gets under way this weekend. england are the hosts for the tournament which will have the men's, women's and wheelchair competitions at same time in october. england's winning are also in action at the moment, they've just kicked off against france. the last two time they met was eight months ago, england won last time. we would be looking to build on that with the wind. they are run, england's men will face some of the super league is best players, this is one of the two matches that needs to be organised... ibig
is one of the two matches that needs to be organised. . ._ to be organised... big game for the -la ers to be organised... big game for the players and — to be organised... big game for the players and the _ to be organised... big game for the players and the country _ to be organised... big game for the players and the country and - to be organised... big game for the players and the country and this - to be organised... big game for the players and the country and this is i players and the country and this is where the players can put their stamp on the position for the world cup in october, so it is good to see the players together mixing and enjoying each other�*s company. it's enjoyable for me to be with my staff and i can get some work done. england fast bowler catherine brent has announced her retirement from test cricket. she's england's third with 51, she will continue to play one day and 2020 international cricket. the men's semifinals at queens championship is under way, all sorts of under way. the wimbledon warm up, at the moment the dutchman is taking on the reigning champion but there is not action
going on because there is a rain delay. you can watch all the action on bbc one on bbc iplayer as well as follow up on all the updates on the bbc website. statement tennis, no osaka has withdrawn because of an ankle injury. the ata and other organisations have removed the points and she has won all of her grand slams and is yet to go further than wimbledon. sharla claire has a third—place penalty. he has suffered an 80 point swing in favour of title
rival max verstappen after a series of recent problems and so they look set and so the stipend was the quickest the, he has won four of the five races. it quickest the, he has won four of the five races. . , ,.,, five races. it was quite positive da . five races. it was quite positive day- their _ five races. it was quite positive day- their car _ five races. it was quite positive day. their car was _ five races. it was quite positive day. their car was working - five races. it was quite positive | day. their car was working quite well, of course, you are looking to try and find a bit more of a complete balance, but i think overall today, for me, it was a good start to the weekend. that overall today, for me, it was a good start to the weekend.— start to the weekend. that is all the sort start to the weekend. that is all the sport for _ start to the weekend. that is all the sport for now. _ start to the weekend. that is all the sport for now. you - start to the weekend. that is all the sport for now. you can - start to the weekend. that is all the sport for now. you can find l the sport for now. you can find more and all those stories on the bbc sport website. isaac, thank you. police in brazil have confirmed that a body found buried in the amazon is that of the missing british journalist dom phillips. a second body — believed to be his travelling companion bruno pereira — is still being examined. mr phillip's sister said he was a "leading light in journalism". katy watson reports.
the grim news confirmed — dom phillips�* family can now, in the words of his wife, ale, say goodbye to him with love. these are the two men as their friends and family want to remember them — dom phillips, a passionate journalist writing a book on saving the amazon. i think he was a leading light injournalism. he was shining a light on an area which is a global problem and i would like to see any changes that we can make as a positive outcome of a tragedy. his travelling companion, bruno pereira, was an indigenous expert who knew the community so well and was loved by so many here. the authorities are still trying to establish whether the human remains also include those of bruno pereira. suspect amarildo da costa de oliveira confessed to the crime and lead the search teams to the place he buried the two men. authorities are also looking for a third suspect, jeferson da silva lima. they say he's currently on the run.
the area where the two men disappeared is vast, remote and lawless. on the border with colombia and peru, there are illegal fishermen and poachers and drug trafficking, too. indeed, bruno's work trying to protect the indigenous communities from illegal activities made him enemies. he'd been threatened in the past because of his work. police, though, say the investigation suggests the suspects acted alone, not with a criminal organisation behind them. but, that was rejected by univaja, the association of indigenous communities, which had taken part in the search and had been calling for more to be done to find their friend bruno and his travel companion, dom. they believe it was a crime planned in detail. katy watson, bbc news. a new device designed for people living with tourette syndrome is being described as a "game—changer" by campaigners. the wearable gadget aims to reduce the involuntary sounds and movements, known as tics, by intercepting signals to the brain. it's being tested in a uk—wide clinical trial. here's navtej johal.
13—year—old milo loves drumming, drama and defeating his enemies in video games. four years ago, he was diagnosed with tourette's syndrome. his mum says at the time she was devastated. you sort of go through a period of, sort of...grief, if i'm honest. you know, you get a diagnosis that you don't know much about — i didn't know anything about it. and, you know, you're scared and you're worried and you're like, "what's going to happen?" when i was first diagnosed, ithought, "oh, god, what am i going to do? "i'm going to be bullied for this." i feel like just shortly after that, i think, on that front, it doesn't change anything about, like, who you are as a person and your personality, so as long as you're a good person, people will be nice to you. tourette's is a neurological condition which usually starts
in childhood and causes a person to make involuntary movements and sounds known as tics. if i do tic, if i need to tic, i do it. otherwise, like, very shortly after, it will come on stronger and more of them. are you trying to suppress a tic right now? yeah, lam, to be honest, because when you're talking about it, this is certainly worse. not everyone is able to suppress their tics. milo and his mum are happy for us to show what his tics can look like when they've been building up without release. he says they're not painful. it's easier to do them than to hold them off. but if i'm at school or something, like, i'm not going tojust do them because that'll be embarrassing in class, and i can leave class — i have a card or i can, like,
ask to go to the loo and i can do it there. although symptoms usually improve after several years, there is no cure for tourette's. ok, so this is the prototype device that we've built - for the clinical trial... but this little device could help to change the life of milo and the estimated more than 300,000 people in the uk with the condition. it's been developed at the university of nottingham. by stimulating that nerve, - we're able to change the activity in the brain areas associated with producing tics, - so we can press the button - and for a period of time reduce the likelihood their tics are going to occur — . without side effects, _ without adverse events, without having to travel to get treatment. so it's a massive game—changer. you! the university has now started a national trial to study the effectiveness of the device. the demand to be involved has been overwhelming. it's been extremely successful.
so it's benefited probably around 70% of the people in the trial. i they have seen a marked improvement. i get emails every single day- from all over the world from people asking either can they buy- the device now or can they take part in the clinical trial? i've even had people willing to relocate from the usa, l from singapore, from australia, to the uk for the purpose - of participating in the trial. soon milo will be one ofjust 135 people to take part in the trial. the group testing the device will use it daily for a month, with everyone giving weekly feedback. if it works, it'll be really good because it'll mean that i can do those things i haven't been able to do before. it would be amazing. it'll be life—changing for so many people, so it's brilliant to get the opportunity to be part of it.
the trial will last until the end of the year, and the hope is that within a few years the device may be available for wider public use. milo says he's looking forward to hopefully playing a small part in helping others like him. navteonhal, bbc news. great to hear milo describe his experiences so articulately. now it's time for a look at the weather with susan powell. hello. cooler, fresher air is now making its way south across the uk, and marking that transition, we have a weather front along its length. some quite heavy and thundery rain possibly this evening. heatwave conditions continuing for spain and france through the remainder of the weekend. still some of the very warm air sitting across southernmost counties of uk at the moment. the cooler air sits to the north. here is the weather front dividing them. don't take that weather front line, though, too much as gospel for where we'll see the rain, because some showers will break out ahead of it. we are looking, basically, at some wet weather across parts of the midlands, east anglia and southern england into the small hours of sunday.
some heavy and thundery rain possible but a cooler story by the end of the night, particularly for the likes some heavy and thundery rain possible but a cooler story by the end of the night, particularly for the likes of london, where temperature stayed in the 20s all night saturday. sunday daytime some showers potentially continuing to bother southernmost counties of england. quite a breeze for northern ireland and scotland. it will take the edge of the temperatures, could bring in a few showers, but for many parts of the uk we're actually looking at a dry and fine if fresher day. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines... union leaders say that talks trying to prevent rail strikes next week have failed — and the walkouts will go ahead. passengers across the country will be affected. i think there are so many sectors of our society and people who are struggling,
and we need to help each other where we can. just they want more money. and they can hold the country to ransom. the government is to trial a scheme allowing asylum seekers who cross the channel in small boats to be electronically tagged. tens of thousands of people march in central london calling on the government to do more to help tackle the cost of living crisis. now on bbc news, it's time for talking business. hello, for talking business. everybody. welcome to talki business hello, everybody. welcome to talking business weekly with me current aaron heslehurst. let's take a look at what is on the show. it is called the global food crisis, at what is on the show. it is called the globalfood crisis, around at what is on the show. it is called the global food crisis, around the world, vital supplies are trapped in ukraine, drive up prices. i will take a look at some of the effects, that the song through cuts are having in africa africa, and how will the developing world to cope. i