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hello, you're watching afternoon live. today at two: a second royal navy warship is being sent to the gulf as tensions with iran escalate. freedom of navigation is a fundamental principle and a non—for the international order, it has been in place for seven decades, and we have a crucial role to enforce that norm. more than 30 climate change protestors appear in court in london for public order offences. shares in the holiday firm thomas cook plunge in value as it confirmed it's seeking a rescue deal by its chinese partner. # i believe i can fly.# in the us, the rnb star r kelly is arrested in chicago and charged with sex offences. coming up on afternoon live,
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all the sport with hugh ferris. we are watching the men's semifinals at wimbledon today, before roger against rougher later, novak djokovic is attempting to reach his six final, he is already set up in his match. we will have the latest just after 2:30pm. thanks and ben rich has all the weather. whether looking innocuous, sunny spells around, areas of cloud, one or two showers, but innocuous is not what we would say in the south of the usa, tropical storm storm barry bringing damaging the raid, the full lowdown just before 2:30pm. also coming up: england's women start their bid to win a first netball world cup this evening, with a match against uganda in liverpool.
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hello, everyone — this is afternoon live. britain is sending a second warship to the gulf as tensions with iran rise. hms duncan will bejoining hms montrose, which earlier this week had to warn off three iranian gunboats that were trying to intercept a british oil tanker. hms duncan, a type 45 destroyer, will operate alongside hms montrose in the gulf for a short period, before hms montrose goes back to bahrain for routine maintenance. the deployment comes as the united states tries to assemble a coalition of nations to give more military protection to shipping in the gulf. our defence correspondent jonathan beale reports. there has been a constant american and british naval presence in the gulf for decades. this recent exercise involving both countries, though the presence of warships ebbs and flows. but now tensions with iran
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are rising and the us is calling for a wider military coalition to protect commercial shipping in the region. i think that what we are trying to do with the coalition, put back together in terms of military escort, for commercial shipping, may be an important factor and i think that will be developing over the next couple of weeks. some nations are worried about how iran and its revolutionary guard will respond. britain, a strong us ally, has made clear it does not want to see tensions escalate. but the uk has now confirmed that it will be sending a second warship to the region. hms duncan, a destroyer, willjoin the frigate hms montrose already in the gulf. montrose has already had to come to the rescue of a british tanker being harassed by iranian gunboats. with that increased threat to commercial shipping, there are clear economic costs of doing nothing. you now enter into an area where you need to inform your insurer
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is that you are entering and that will result in quite significant additional premiums. after the events of last month, they quadrupled. the strait of hormuz close to iran is one of the world's busiest shipping lanes with dozens of tankers carrying 19 million barrels of oil every day. at any given time, there are up to 30 british merchant ships sailing in the region. sending a second royal navy warship will provide reassurance. but in his bid for the tory leadership, jeremy hunt warns the navy is already stretched and has suffered too many cuts. he's promising to boost the fleet ofjust i9 frigates and destroyers. i'm surprised mr hunt hasn't noticed the navy has been run down for the last 15 years or so. it strikes me as being rather opportunist to say this at the moment. evidently with what is going on. but i would welcome any boost. the mod say there were already plans
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to send hms duncan to the gulf to allow hms montrose to undergo routine maintenance. duncan currently in the eastern mediterranean is expected to arrive in the gulf next week. and jonathan joins me now. what is to add this afternoon? the questionnaires, how well orion interpret this? a second warship arriving on the scene. the fact is, hms duncan was going to be sent to the region. it is currently in the eastern mediterranean added will be en route, probably arriving next week. the reason for it being said was that hms montrose, the frigate already in the gulf, will have to go into routine maintenance. it has been positioned in bahrain, it will go back there, it'll give the crew a chance to have a break because they have been on a high tempo operation, not least in dealing with that incidentjust a few days ago. so how
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does eran view theirs? and how does the biggest government argue that this is the right thing to do, given that they say they do not want to escalate tensions? one thing the british could conceivably do is expedite matters in gibraltar, where there is it the iranians consignment of oil. how fast is that going to get dealt with? it is interesting to see that the british covenant is saying that this is a matter for the gibraltar government, so they are keeping hands off even though they we re keeping hands off even though they were deeply involved in the seizure of that vessel off gibraltar, were deeply involved in the seizure of that v royal >ff gibraltar, were deeply involved in the seizure of that v royal marines tar, were deeply involved in the seizure of that v royal marines were involved because royal marines were involved as we know in that operation. edit isa as we know in that operation. edit is a british overseas territory, so the iranians are what will they say? it is the source of the biggest pension, the reason why tensions have increased and the reason why iran has issued warnings to british shipping that they could be seized. that said, it makes perfect sense to
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send a second warship if you are going to have one of those warships already out there, going into maintenance i'd given the current climate, you need to provide need to provide escort, you have to have to have a ship ready on standby to provide that assistance as we saw a few days ago. as you describe it, that obviously makes perfect sense if you are telling the story here too it british audience. if you are the iranians government telling a story to the revolutionary guard, they would say they said they go to de—escalates at now they are sailing —— sending a destroyer. de—escalates at now they are sailing -- sending a destroyer. the british government cannot control how iran tells their story. the british government is saying it was to keep sacred the iran nuclear deal, the seizure in gibraltar might the situation that happened in the gulf a few days ago when hms montrose and a few days ago when hms montrose and a tank of british heritage. the reality is that all those issues are
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joined togetherfor reality is that all those issues are joined together for iran and ac britain as a party that is very close to america, there is a difference of course, britain is still part of that nuclear deal try to curb eran‘s nuclear programme, the us want to push britain into a harder line. it is a very difficult balancing act for the british government. there is also a political dimension, because we have heard ajeremy political dimension, because we have heard a jeremy hunt talk about the incredible menace of iran, the navy being a bit rundown, increasing spending on the navy. even within the conservative leadership race, naval deployment is an issue. yes, i do wrap it people close to the navy who say it is being run down. 19 frigates and destroys a 1982 at a time of organised, more than 50. they have fewer ships. they also say that they have more capable ships, two new aircraft carriers coming on board, butjeremy hunt, and
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leadership campaigns people make promises, he is pricing to increase spending, and he is saying, but what is going on, there is a case to increase the size of the navy. jakob larsen is the head of maritime security at the world's largest shipping association, bimco. what is your take on events in the gulf this week? ip device echo jonathan's remarks. tensions with the latest developments are up with iranian revolutionary guard try to intercept a british tanker. but it is also clear to everyone that there is also clear to everyone that there isa is also clear to everyone that there is a clear bilateral dimension, that this is very much a uk iranians question. to the question about the
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us proposal to establish an international coalition of warships to protect shipping in the gulf, we have said that could well be an idea, there are ways to do that. there isjust not one recipe for this. it might well be that individual countries willjust develop, deploy to the gulf area and have some sort of lucid cooperation, asi have some sort of lucid cooperation, as i could also work. we have seen the value of naval, with the intervention of hms montrose it was clear that this particular intervention tightly helped de—escalate a potentially very dangerous situation. do you think for all commercial shipping of all those involved in difficult relations with iran, that these escorts are essential? essential is a hard word that we try not to use unless it is really essential. i am sure that warships escorting in the
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area would help. is it essential? i don't think that is a right word, it is now up to the international community to decide independently how i do if they want to contribute to this work, and i am sure there is a lot of thinking going on in a lot of capitals right now, and from the shipping industry we willjust wait to see how things develop. we hope that at least some sort of medical solution can be developed for this, because really there should be sorted by diplomatic means rather than by means of force. where you are for your advice in terms of how to manage theirs, what would you be advising others capitals in terms of de—escalation? advising others capitals in terms of de-escalation? hi think this question is so tense at the moment, and there are so many different
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layers to the political elements of the discussion, it is something that we would prefer to leave the capital. what we can do is advise that warships will probably have a positive effect on the security levels, but because they are so many layers to the discussion, concerns in capitals as to what will happen encase the conflict escalates further and so encase the conflict escalates furtherand so on, encase the conflict escalates further and so on, i think the decision initially now with the governments. thank you very for joining us. —— very much. 36—year—old darren attacked it co nsulta nt 36—year—old darren attacked it consultant lee pomeroy on a guildford to london train and january. let's go straight to richard galpin who is at the court for us. we have just heard the verdict in the last—minute. as you say, darren pencil has been found
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guilty of murdering lee pomeroy in this horrific attack back in january. his girlfriend, chelsey mitchell, has also been found guilty of assisting an offender. of course, darren, we have to wait to see what the sentencing will be, but he certainly will face a life sentence for murder. in some ways, perhaps not unexpected, this was an absolute horrific attack on board a train in the middle of the day. lee pomeroy, who was from guildford, it consultant, was with his 14—year—old son when this happened. they were supposed to be going into london together for some supposed to be going into london togetherfor some fun supposed to be going into london together for some fun together in the capital. but literally a few minutes after the train had left on the station in guildford, they got into an argument with mr... mr pomeroy got it when i'd meant, it
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elevated into a shouting match and ultimately the offender stabbed lee pomeroy 18 times, including ones in the neck, hitting hisjugular vein. we know that mr pomeroy‘s son came, we believe that he called for an ambulance and then was trying to comfort his father as he slowly bled to death. it took about an hour before a paramedic announced that he was dead. obviously a very traumatic thing for his son to have witnessed. they say, we are now waiting to find out what thejudge they say, we are now waiting to find out what the judge decides in terms ofa out what the judge decides in terms of a sentence. we do not know when that will happen, whether it will be quick or will take some time. tell us quick or will take some time. tell us about the partner of darren, chelsey mitchell, who was found
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guilty of assisting an offender. essentially what happened was that after the stabbing, the offender got off the train, was on the phone and was speaking to chelsey mitchell, and he was asking her to come and pick him up. that is essentially what she did. she came to the location, he had fled from the train, hadn't really gone very far in fact, but they then arranged a rendezvous point and she picked him up, and initially they drove back to their flat up, and initially they drove back to theirflat in up, and initially they drove back to their flat in farnham. up, and initially they drove back to theirflat in farnham. they then went down to the south coast, possibly looking for places where they could hide for a while. they spent a few hours down there, but ultimately came back to the flat in farnham. they were assisted, they then after that arrived back in farnham, they spent the night their
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identity was the following morning, early morning that the police raided the flat and both of them were arrested. this is my report. it was supposed to have been a fun trip together on a train heading to london. a father, lee pomeroy, taking his young son for a day out in the new year. but also boarding the train in guildford that afternoon was this man, darren pencil, who had previous convictions including for stabbing a man in the neck. the cctv footage shows pencil getting edgy argument with mr pomeroy, possibly because the oil was blocked. it escalated rapidly into a shouting and swearing match, recorded by a passenger. you heard what i said! i dared you! mr pomeroy, whom the defence alleged had a reputation for starting fights, pursued him into the next
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garage. pencil was then heard any phone call saying he was going to kill that man. seconds later, he stabbed mr pomeroy 18 times, including in the neck. bleeding profusely, mr pomeroy collapsed while pencil got off the train at the next stop. from camden station he headed here into the field and woodland, discarding clothing and waiting for his girlfriend, chelsey mitchell, to pick him up. but he was $0011 mitchell, to pick him up. but he was soon spotted by a local resident who said he lived distressed and that he was sweating. she asked him if it was sweating. she asked him if it was ok, and he said he had been an accident. later in the woodland she accident. later in the woodland she a bloodstained hat and call the police. but pencil was soon gone from this area. his girlfriend had picked him up and was driving him back to their flat in farnham. which was raided by the police to following morning. both were arrested. mr pomeroy‘s sister spoke
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to the bbc earlier this year. we are absolutely heartbroken. our family has been destroyed by theirs. if this can happen to a law—abiding 51—year—old man just going about his business on a train in the middle of the day, this terrifies me, because if it can happen to him, it can happen to anybody. the court has heard pencil had a history of mental illness, including paranoid schizophrenia and panic attacks in public places. such as trains. but the day before the killing, the psychiatrist assessed him, click including he was not a risk to himself or others. that's my concluding. 24—hour is later, paramedics were trying to save mr pomeroy from bleeding to death in the train. but they were unable to do so. today the jury at the old bailey found pencil guilty of murder, at his girlfriend chelsey mitchell guilty of assisting an
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offender. what was the defence case made by pencil‘s team? offender. what was the defence case made by pencil's team? they argued that it was mr pomeroy who was the aggressor, and certainly on the cctv you see him pursuing esther pencil art down that railway carriage. they we re art down that railway carriage. they were saying that he was a big man and that he was very intimidating, and that he was very intimidating, and menacing. add that he was trying to humiliate mr pencil because of some slight insight that may have been made, the root cause of theirs, where there was this argument that broke out between the two men on the train shortly after they got onto the train in guildford. certainly they were saying that pencil who had this history of mental illness, he felt very vulnerable, and mr pencil's argument, he denied murder and said that he was actually acting
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in self—defence. but the prosecution made short shrift of that. more than 30 extinction rebellion protesters are due to appear in court today, charged with offences related to the mass climate change demonstrations in london earlier this year. two courtrooms will be set aside for one day a week for nearly five months to deal with hundreds of cases relating to the protests. our correspondent kathryn stanczyszyn is outside the courtroom. the case has begun. yes, there has been a certain amount of logistical juggfing been a certain amount of logistical juggling and the city of london magistrates' court already today, because of the fact that they are dealing with so many defendeds, dozens of, over 30 are here today, there has been discussion about space, whether a lot there is enough space, whether a lot there is enough space for solicitors to speak to each of their clients individually. i'd also how they will appear before
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a districtjudge, whether individually or batching them together in some way. so far today we have had eight people who have pleaded guilty to breaching a public order act compliance, so they have breached that and they pleaded guilty and been given a conditional discharge for six months. also ten people have pleaded not guilty i said that they want their day in court, trial is set for the end of september, beginning of october. just a reminder of what this relates to, it was in april that extinction rebellion finished its 11 days of mass protest with a flourish, blockading roads into bank, they had been camped out on waterloo bridge at parliament square, and of course at parliament square, and of course at oxford circus, images beamed around the world of that pink boat marooned in a middle of one of the uk's biggest junctions. extinction rebellion campaigning on, jaime change and saying civil disobedience is the best way to get their point
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across. 1100 arrests or more were made at that time, and that is why we now are seeing made at that time, and that is why we now are seeing this play out in the court behind us. they have set aside court three and four for the next 19 weeks, up until the end of november, every friday for these cases to be seen. it has thought opted 50 each friday may be able to be seen. we know that so far around 300 cases have been passed to the courts, but the metropolitan police say they are intending to prosecute as many of those over 1100 arrests as many of those over 1100 arrests as they can, because the protesters' actions were unlawful. that is something extinction rebellion says isa something extinction rebellion says is a waste of money add one of the lawyers representing some of these defendants has said it beggars belief that these prosecutions i going ahead for fort when nonviolent protests. —— are going ahead for
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what were nonviolent protests. the former television presenter john leslie has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman over 10 years ago. the alleged incident took place in 2008, when the woman was 30 years old. john leslie is due to appear at wesminster magistrates' court later this month. joining me now is news correspondent dan johnson we don't not know a great deal, but scotla nd we don't not know a great deal, but scotland yard has charged john leslie, real name john scotland yard has charged john leslie, real namejohn stott, 5a yea rs old leslie, real namejohn stott, 5a years old from edinburgh, with the offence of sexual touching of a woman who was 30 at the time. this dates back to december 2008, an allegation that was made in westminster, which is why it is the metropolitan police dealing with theirs. john leslie will appear to agitate court in westminster towards the end of this month on the 25th of july. he made his name presenting blue peter for children's july. he made his name presenting blue peterfor children's bbc and then went on for itv, wheel of fortune, presented on the radio, but he has kept a much more lower profile in recent years. the american rnb singer r kelly has been arrested in chicago
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on allegations of sex trafficking. in recent years, he's been accused of a range of six offences including sexual assault and sex with a minor. he's already pleaded not guilty to more than 20 offences. let's speak to our correspondent nada tawfik who is in new york. r kelly was arrested last night, he is expected to be in court later today on an 11 count indictment from the us attorneys office in northern illinois. on federal charges including child pornography, enticing a minor to commit criminal sexual acts, and also for obstruction of justice. sexual acts, and also for obstruction ofjustice. we also expect him to then face charges in new york in the eastern district, brooklyn, those are five federal cou nts brooklyn, those are five federal counts that will include racketeering, but certainly this is the first time that r kelly is
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facing a federal charge. this follows of course the charges he is already facing it illinois for sexual crimes involving three girls as well as one woman. one of the women in fact, who has come forward, basically has been featured speaking on the news on this documentary called surviving r kelly, which put the spotlight back on r kelly the decades of allegations he has faced. i know you will keep up—to—date as events developed. thank you. storm barry has formed out of a cluster of thunderstorms over the gulf of mexico, see the temperatures here, a little higher than they
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normally would be. that has provided the fuel that has spun up this storm. not quite hurricane strength yet, it may not get they are, but whether it turns into a hurricane or not, doesn't really matter, because there will be damaging wins but the rain is going to be the major talking point. which is nasty for the people of new orleans. those we re the people of new orleans. those were with long memories will remember. 2005, hurricane katrina. from this event we are looking at around 600 millilitres of rain, part of the south—west of mississippi as well. that is about the amount of rain that places like newcastle and york in the uk and eastern england get over a whole year. that sounds pretty bad on its own, but wait until later you what it looks like already in new orleans. these pictures from the last couple of days, they already have flooding at that part of the state. it has been really wet, not only the last few days, but many weeks and months across central and southern parts of the us. a lot of radio. the
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mississippi river is way higher than it should be at this time of year. predictions are that with this rate, storms search, waves crashing higher than they should edge of that part of the coast, that the mississippi may top out over 19 feet. the levies that protect it, they are designed to protect the city from 20 feet. dixons of 19 feet of water, 20 feet those levies can take, this is obviously a hugely worrying situation for people in that part of the states. a triple threat, damaging wins, 70 mph, might not sound like much but that will be strong enough to cause some damage, but that flooding rain, storm surge as well, we will hear a lot more about it over the next few days. what about back home? a huge weekend of sport. it is not looking too bad, one 01’ of sport. it is not looking too bad, one or two showers, heavy downpours of the last few days, but the trend rightly is for those to ease much
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more dry weather, some spells of sunshine and not quite as humid as it has been. let's get into the detail. we have at the moment a fair amount of dry weather, but for some it has been looking gloomy. that westchester from one of our weather watchers. this is how pigs of shaped up watchers. this is how pigs of shaped up so far. a lot of cloud and some spotty bits and pieces across parts of wales and the midlands, the odd thunderstorm close to the coast of east anglia. for most others today it is pretty much dry, some spells of sunshine. a few showers around, it's best across central and southern parts of scotland, the pennines, into the east midlands. some could be heavy, possibly thundery. temperatures as we head toward six o'clock holding up in the 20s for many. but not watchable at a shower at wimbledon in the late afternoon, one or two, some on saturday as well. sunday should be dry, a little cooler and fresher by this stage. for the rest of this
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evening and tonight, showers going for a time across central and eastern areas, fading, large areas of cloud in this, clear skies down towards the south, ten metres overnight between 12 and 15 celsius. slightly fresher than we have had. the weekend, all about this area of high pressure becoming increasingly dominate. building eastwards as we move through saturday and sunday. that will suppress the shower activity. saturday, still showers around, some across northern scotland, breaking out again across southern scotland, down across the pennines, perhaps trickling down into the west midlands as well. away from these, predominantly dry, increasingly sunny, temperatures struggling for these north seacoast fu, 18 for aberdeen, 17 hull, but elsewhere was again in the high teens although 20s. sunday, similar weather, area of high pressure working across the uk, so i'm lucky to catch a show on sunday, most bases dry. temperatures down a little bit at a cool feel for those north seacoast boot with the went
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coming in off the sea. all the sport going on, british grand prix on sunday should be pretty much dry. cloud overhead but should not spoil things, a fairly comfortable temperature of 20 or 21 celsius. the cricket match, similar story, patchy cloud, sunny spells. next week, monday fine, tuesday almost deeper into the week, there's a chance it will turn more unsettled from the west, but generally speaking for the weekend one or two showers, many of us weekend one or two showers, many of us dry with a little bit of sunshine.
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this is bbc news — our latest headlines. a man who stabbed a father to death in front of his son on a train in surrey is found guilty of murder. a second royal navy warship is being sent to the gulf as tensions with iran escalate. freedom of navigation is a fundamental principle and a norm for the international order, it has been in place for seven decades, and we have a crucial role to enforce that norm. more than 30 climate change protestors appear in court in london charged with public order offences. shares in the holiday firm thomas cook plunge in value — as it confirmed it's seeking a rescue deal by its chinese partner. # i believe i can fly.# in the us — the r and b star r kelly —
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is arrested in chicago and charged with sex offences sport now on afternoon live with hugh ferris, and it's a star—studded men's semi—finals day at wimbledon? novak djokovic has the first set. he is doing pretty well, he has the first set against roberto bautista agut. we await the first meeting of roger federer and rafael adele for the first time since 2008. the second set as potentially taking place in front of us now? yes, and you wonder whether or not the support of roberto bautista agut‘s friends who has flown over from beef where was meant to be spending his
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stag do to watch him in semifinal action in wimbledon. but support is perhaps helping because he is serving for the second set to try and level the match againstjo back knock —— novak djokovic, the defending champion. he was on fine form, before the french open he was on course to hold off four grand slam titles with a second time before his career. it would be quite upset if agut can beat him. one step ata time upset if agut can beat him. one step at a time of course. he will hope he can hold out that service game. no introduction for roger federer against rafael nadal. what a contest. everyone is saying it was
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the greatest match in wimbledon history when they met in 2008. last time it was an adele who came out on top that day. —— nadal. it is the 40th match against these two. they have contested 55 of the last grand slam finals. there has been some success. a double title has been one. he plays dylan olcott in the final of the singles so that will be an interesting dynamic when they meet later. just to confirm roberto
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bautista agut held onto his service games and he has levelled that matchup. set all. you can follow that on the website or on bbc one right now. each of the home nations involved in the netball world cup play their opening game on day one in liverpool. commonwealth champions england have high hopes. scotland start their campaign later too. but for the third of the three it was a tough start, as kate grey explains. we have seen northern ireland in action already against the defending champions australia, a really tough first game for them and that was clear on court. the favourites australia were unstoppable, taking it to 88 goals and 2a for northern ireland. it was a tough opening match but a chance to have a good practice. the captain did hit the deck at one point but she is doing 0k deck at one point but she is doing ok and is looking forward to the rest of the tournament. zimbabwe
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have been a brilliant set of fans, really setting an amazing atmosphere here in the arena and it will be a match to look out for across the tournament. england will be up at seven o'clock this evening against uganda, a very tough match for them in scotland will play samoa. former england striker peter crouch has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 38. crouch most recently played for burnley who he left injune. he featured for 11 clubs in total including liverpool, tottenham and stoke, and was capped 42 times by england. crouch says his career has been a "dream come true". meanwhile this could be one of the biggest football transfers of the summer. barcelona have agreed to pay more than £100 million for antoine griezmann. that's the french striker‘s release fee at atletico madrid. you can follow wimbledon on the bbc sport website. and that's also where you'll find coverage
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of practice at silverstone for the british grand prix where there's been plenty of drama already with roman grosjean crashing in the pitlane. you can keep up—to—date with all of that and much more on the website. that's all the sport for now. a state of emergency has been declared in louisiana with the threat of the first hurricane of the season, tropical storm barry currently in the gulf of mexico. it is expected to be upgraded to hit hurricane later tonight and in new o rlea ns hurricane later tonight and in new orleans there is fears that levies that were reinforced after hurricane katrina could be overwhelmed. reaching up into the sky, terrifying footage of a large waterspout over lake pontchartrain near new orleans. in the city, streets have been turned into rivers by the flash floods and as the storm creeps further towards louisiana, a state of emergency has been declared. this is a very significant severe weather event
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and the national weather service, they're using terms like life—threatening floods. as residents stock up on water and emergency supplies, forecasters predict the storm could reach hurricane strength by this evening. because it's going to be such a slow—moving storm, we are going to see huge amounts of rainfall in the coming days, maybe in excess of around 600 millimetres in total, and that, coupled with storm surges, could see some life—threatening floods. the main concern is the already swollen mississippi river. if a storm surge predicted to move up from the gulf of mexico pushes water levels over 20 feet it could overwhelm the levees protecting the city. people here know what the consequences of that could be. no—one has forgotten the devastation left by hurricane katrina in 2005, which claimed more than 1,800 lives. we've all got supplies to make sure that we have food, you know, and so we can get out.
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just got back from the supermarket. we have our beer, we have some food, fresh water, we should be ok for a couple of days. as officials warn of extreme rain and flooding, people across louisiana brace themselves for the first atlantic hurricane of the year. leigh milner, bbc news. i want to bring you some pictures we have just got i want to bring you some pictures we havejust got in i want to bring you some pictures we have just got in from turkish waters. in the eastern mediterranean in the bosphorus, the stretch of water off the coast of turkey. it is heading on the instructions of the british government for the gulf to support hms montrose which has to intercept or step between the three iranian boats which try to intercept
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a british commercial vessel, an oil tanker carrying bp's shipment a couple of days back. hms duncan there on its way to support hms montrose in protecting british commercial vessels in the gulf. in that highly sensitive area where there is a growing concern about the possibility of attacks by iranian revolutionary guards or other actors. the threat has been raised by the british government to its highest level and more protection decided is necessary. police across the uk are being given a new set of technology tools to help them fight online child abuse. the home office say it will enable officers to scan a suspect‘s hard drive much more quickly. a search that would have taken 2a hours before will now take just 30 minutes. danny shaw reports. a unique glimpse inside scotland ya rd's digital investigation department. this is where computers,
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smartphones and memory sticks are brought for analysis to provide evidence in the most complex crimes. these components are being repaired in the electronics lab. they're from a phone seized during a murder inquiry. scientists can restore phones thrown into water, set on fire, or stamped on, but it's painstaking work and there are lengthy delays. the problem for police is there are so many devices, it's taking too long to gather all the evidence. around four months on average. so, new techniques are being introduced to speed up the process. there you go, so in a matter of seconds it has said there's indecent images on this device. the new technology shown to the home secretary will help police compare indecent material with that held on the child abuse data base. the database has 13 million images. it's growing by1 million every four months. the new computers can scan a hard drive in 30 minutes. it currently takes 2a hours.
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you could describe it as a game changer in that it means that more of the victims will be protected. but also, just as importantly, more of these vile paedophiles will be caught and they will be taken through the courts and this will be presented as evidence and i hope more of them will be locked up behind bars where they belong. another benefit is that investigators will not have to spend so long looking at images of abuse because artificial intelligence will do it for them. for police officers, there is a limit to how many images you can look at. four hours is enough per day, if you look at more it could cause problems psychologically, so having a machine running 2a hours a day would be fantastic and you are not exposing officers to unnecessary images. technology has advanced a lot over the years and law enforcement is having to keep up. but it all comes down to police officers to carry out investigations and make the key decisions at a time when the service remains severely stretched and short of detectives.
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danny shaw, bbc news, at the met digital forensics lab in central london. passengers have been describing their ordeal on an air canada jet when it hit severe turbulence on its way to australia and had to make an emergency landing. more than 30 passengers suffered minor injuries after being thrown out of their seats and hitting their heads. lisa hampele has more. inside the plane once they knew they were safe. moments earlier at 36,000 feet in the air and two hours into the flight, the aircraft had plunged. one passenger said it fell hundreds of feet. air canada said it had encountered unforecast and sudden turbulence. oxygen masks down and food scattered on the floor, people smashed their heads, cracking plastic casing. the seat in front of me, the girl hit the plastic overhead and actually snapped and broke it
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and the oxygen mask came down. the plane was diverted to honolulu. passengers and crew, many wearing neck braces, were thankful to be on the ground. the emergency services were on hand. most of those hurt suffered neck and back injuries. it went bang and the people just shot up and then down again and then it was over. a couple of stewardesses were injured and a lot of people had cuts to their head. when rescue services went on board, they assessed the injured. at the end, there were 37, 30 of them were transported, nine were serious, 21 were stable. the nightmare is over now for the 284 people who were on the flight, with only one of them still in hospital and the boeing 777 from vancouver is set to continue its journey to sydney later today. lisa hampele, bbc news.
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ina in a moment to be will have the business news. first a look at the headlines on afternoon live a man who stabbed a father to death in front of his 14—year—old son on a train in surrey is found guilty of murder. a second royal navy warship — hms duncan — is sent to the gulf as tensions with iran escalate. more than 30 climate change protestors from the extinction rebellion group appear in court in london charged with public order offences. here's your business headlines on afternoon live. the world's oldest travel agent thomas cook is in talks to secure a 750 milion pound rescue deal to help it keep trading and reinvent itself for a future in which consumers don't need travel agents as much as they once did. there's been a warning today that fire—prone tumble dryers — which had been recalled by the manufacturer — are still being sold by third—party
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vendors on online marketplaces. the charity — electrical safety first — is alerting consumers to the risk of buying these products and urging websites to do more to prevent them being listed for sale. one of the bank of england's interest rate decision makers say that the rate could be cut to almost zero if the uk leaves the eu without a deal. but if there is a deal, policymaker gertjan vlieghe said that the rate would rise steadily over the next three years. tell us more about what's happening with thomas cook? your holiday bookings are safe and covered by industry guarantee. do not worry about it. but it has been in bad shape for some years and lots of profit warnings. lots of hot summers convincing holiday—makers to stay—at—home and we do not need travel agents in the way we used to.
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booking a holiday to spain is no longer a cop thing, we can assemble our own packages online booking flights and hotels. they have been trying to adapt to this new market but they have been held back by debt. that is not helping them reinvest for the future. they have got a deal with their lenders and existing shareholders, a chinese company, it is going to release £750 million to them but will they loot the shareholdings of existing shareholders. that is why we are seeing thomas cook shareholders down. —— they will daily at the shareholdings. is there a problem with confidence and the structure, what is the motivation of giving them more money? they are already shareholders, the bot back in 2015. most recently they own under a fifth of thomas cook.
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they are part of a wave of big chinese companies splashing their cash around the world. they are not specifically a travel company. they bought a lot of big western brands. they own a greek retailer and wolverhampton wanderers. they love their football, chinese billionaires. they do. they have a joint venture in china with thomas cook where they are selling products. that is growing quite well and that is a signal of where they can go with thomas cook. there are reports, not confirmed by the company but well sourced, talking about a plan to become a bit like a travel comparison site rather than what they do right now which is selling package holidays. here is their boss talking about his new paymasters.
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we have known them since 2015 they came as a shareholder into the business. they are not only our biggest shareholder, they are a trusted partner in china where we are building together a joint venture which is growing very fast so they know us very well. we know them well. they are a trusted strategic partner with many other companies here in europe, where they are a supportive partner. people who will be most worried about this are those who work in high street shops. they will be wondering where this fit into this digital future? they have around 500 shops still. a couple of weeks ago the unions said they were seeking assurances about this prospect. they said they were encouraged by what they heard but the boss also said today, the futures of that are now in the hands of the chinese company. thank you, we will see you later. we have got more.
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in other news, volkswagen and ford have made a big announcement. they are working together in developing self driving electric ca rs. lots of developing self driving electric cars. lots of big car—makers are teaming up, the megawatts and land rover have announced a similar deal. it will be very much watched in bridgend in wales where ford has announced it is closing its engine factory. this is where they are spending their money. samira hussein was at the launch in new york. interesting to see so many big car—makers working together on this kind of tech. what is going on here? it has to do
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with the fact that these are very expensive to make and it is very expensive to make and it is very expensive to make and it is very expensive to test them. what are some of these more traditional car—makers are doing is pulling resources to create autonomous vehicles like the one you see behind me. this is a product of thatjoint venture between volkswagen and ford. this is one example of their autonomous car that is already being tested in five different cities in the united states. this is not what the united states. this is not what the final product is going to look like, it isjust the final product is going to look like, it is just one of the prototype they are testing. but what this shows, and the fact we are seeing this happen with other car companies, is that this is really expensive stuff to do and they need help which is why you are seeing pooling of resources amongst some of the traditional car—makers. pooling of resources amongst some of the traditional car-makers. thank you very much for that. that is all for me now.
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are you sure? yes, that is all i got. we are now going to look at some videos that have come from british transport police and it is of the moment they arrested the murderer of lee pomeroy. we can only release this now because the murder conviction of darren pencille has come in this afternoon. police, stay where you are. iwant afternoon. police, stay where you are. i want you to walk towards the door with your hands on display, nothing in your hands. when you get to the door you must stop. stand still. step to the left, face the wall. keep your hands there. your
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arms behind your back, that is it. the murder conviction is in and the police have been discussing the merger of lee pomeroy and discussing the murder conviction. detective chief inspector sam blackburn said darren pencille was very calm at the point of his arrest and he had never since shown any remorse or taking any responsibility for what he had done. he went on to talk about previous convictions, saying darren pencille had been convicted in 2010 ofan pencille had been convicted in 2010 of an attack which was in some ways a mirror of the one that happened in january of this year. he had an argument with another man and stabbed him in the same place, in the neck, causing in that incident minor injury rather than a fatal
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injury. mr blackburn, the police officer, described lee pomeroy as a decent man he was stabbed to death asa decent man he was stabbed to death as a result of a petty argument on his way into central london with his son the day before his 52nd birthday. the netball world cup is under way in liverpool. 16 nations are taking part, including england — led by tracey neville. the roses are amongst the favourites having won commonwealth gold last year. but australia and jamaica are also strong contenders. hopes are high that england can end five decades of dominance by the reigning world champions, australia, and win the tournament for the first time. let's discuss all this with claire carter — presenter of the netball show. thank you forjoining us. how excited are you? i woke up this morning and i thought something seems a little bit different. i have
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been waiting for moments like this since i was a seven—year—old girl on the sidelines of my primary school, desperate to get on court. it is fantastic. this is the biggest ten days of netball we have seen to date. it comes at a time when women spot is on evil. do you think it is benefiting from that big boost? —— women's sport is on its way up. definitely, what we have seen with the football and the hockey team, and the cricket players winning the title in 2017, england roses, this was just the next team we are going to get behind because they are playing with pride and previous teams have as well. we are enjoying that. it is a team we can get behind and support. they stand a really good chance. they have gone into this as favourites and i think rightly so. let's talk about what will happen on the court. you say
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they have a good chance. talk us through their performance and who they are up against. in terms of who they are up against. in terms of who they are up against, if you look at they are up against, if you look at the list of favourites, some people will say it does not quite match up with the international netball federation world rankings which have gone through a lot of changes over the last couple of weeks. australia ranked number one and people do still see them as number one in the world. you have gotjamaica still see them as number one in the world. you have got jamaica that moved up into second which thrilled them, and they are a bigger threat to many of the nations which are going to be there in liverpool over the next ten days. england are actually ranked third but if you break it down to the players and the amount of england players that have gone over to the australian league which is the best in the world, what they avenue back into roses. one of they avenue back into roses. one of the players, it is herfifth they avenue back into roses. one of the players, it is her fifth world cup and she is seen in as one of the
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greatest netball players in the world. the captain is also one of the best players you can see in the game. and we have a shooting pair. the fact they are playing out in australia, the experience they bring back and will bring to our england side, that is huge. that is why it isa side, that is huge. that is why it is a home world cup and writing and a definite favourites in this tournament. coming back to the bigger question, what do you think accou nts bigger question, what do you think accounts for that? do you think it is growing ticket sales, revenue for merchandise orfrom is growing ticket sales, revenue for merchandise or from television coverage? where do you think the pushis coverage? where do you think the push is coming from?” coverage? where do you think the push is coming from? i think rightly it is coming from participation and the fact that we do not want to be quiet about not seeing our sport on tv or hearing it on the radio anymore. i think broadcasting rates, money is always going to be the big player here. in any sport, whether
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it is men's or women's, there are still smaller male sports voting for broadcasting rates and money. putting that money into it, getting adverts and sponsorship, that is going to grow the game. the interest we have had in the super league, in the uk and the broadcasting rights from that has expanded things. that means players want to play because there is that opportunity, they either step closer to it becoming a fully professional sport here in this country. broadcasting rates, advertising, it is huge and it is a lwa ys advertising, it is huge and it is always going to be a big player in netball. we have seen that over the last four years. your enthusiasm is infectious! we will be watching tonight, take care. go england! go england and go scotland too, and go northern ireland for the rest of their matches. here is ben with the
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weather. a lot of fine weather across the uk. there are still some showers across the pennines and scotland. the show as she turned to fade away through tonight. fairly large areas of card putting southwards with clear spouse. a slightly fresher feel with minimum temperatures between 12 and 15 degrees. there will be a lot of cloud around tomorrow as we start off but i am hopeful that will break up off but i am hopeful that will break up and we will see spells of sunshine. some showers across northern scotland and some later in the deeper central and southern scotland, across the pennines and down into the midlands, the odd heavy one. away from these areas largely with temperatures up in the 20s although a little call north coasts. sunday is mainly dry and fine on monday. it turns a little bit unsettled later in the week.
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hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm carrie gracie. today at three: a man who stabbed a father to death on a train in surrey in front of his 14—year—old son is found guilty of murder. standstill! look at me! a standstill! look at me! a standstill! this is the moment darren pencille was arrested by body transport police, ed mod had a
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string of convictions for violence. a second royal navy warship is being sent to the gulf as tensions with iran escalate over the free movement of shipping. freedom of navigation is a fundamental pit bull and a norm for the international order. it has been in place for seven decades. we have a crucial role to enforce that norm. more than 30 climate change protestors from the extinction rebellion group appear in court in london charged with public order offences. and shares in the holiday firm thomas cook plunge in value — as the company seeks a rescue deal from its chinese partner. coming up on afternoon live, all the sport. so much to talk about. yes, particular ad wimbledon, good afternoon. the man who planned to have his stag do this weekend is not there, but instead on centre court ata there, but instead on centre court at a web roberto bautista agut has pegged back the number one novak djokovic in the men's semifinal.
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they are one say it all and on serving the third set. electrifying, thank you. then, nice weather? or nice enough? absolutely. largely dry for most others this weekend, the same cannot be said for the south of the usa. tropical storm barry is on its way, edible brake huge amounts of rain likely to caustic negative issues. i will have the details just before to —— 3:30pm. coming up, england's women start their bid to wina england's women start their bid to win a first netball world cup this evening with a match against uganda in liverpool. a man has been found guilty of murder after he stabbed a train passenger to death in a row over aisle—blocking.
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this 36—year—old darren pencille attacked it consultant lee pomeroy, who was 51, on a guildford to london train in january. pencille stabbed mr pomeroy 18 times in front of his teenage son. pencille's girlfriend, chelsea mitchell, was also found guilty of assisting an offender. police said pencille had a history of violence and a string of previous convictions. let's cross to the old bailey now to speak to our correspondent, richard galpin. in this has been a very, very shocking murder indeed. it took place, as you were saying, and a train in broad daylight. it erupted basically from an argument between lee pomeroy, an it consultant from guildford, who was travelling with his 14—year—old son, over what
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seemed a very trivial matter, the fa ct seemed a very trivial matter, the fact that the isle was blocked. that argument escalated and escalated, mr pomeroy following darren pencille through into another carriage, and they kept remonstrating with each other, getting more and more angry to the point where darren pencille pulled out a knife, which he had been carrying onto the train, and stabbed lee pomeroy 18 times. it was mr pomeroy‘s son who called an ambulance and then try to comfort his father as he lay bleeding to death in the train. so, horrific for his son as well. the police actually we re his son as well. the police actually were able to track darren pencille quite quickly, and it was the following morning, early on the saturday morning, that darren pencille and his girlfriend chelsea mitchell were arrested in their flat
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in farnham. the police have released video of the moment when that arrest took place. armed police! stay where you are! listen to my instructions! i want you to walk towards the door with your hands on display, nothing in your hands on display, nothing in your hands, do you understand? when your hands, do you understand? when you get to the door, you will stop. standstill. standstill. officers are going to take you and cough you. faced a wall. do not move. -- handcuff you. keep your hands there. move your arms to your back. that's it. the whole process is moving very quickly. we understand that the judge is going to and as a sentencing pretty soon. we are not sure exactly when, but it is not
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going to be long, and of course in the meantime far more details have come out about this horrific attack, this is my report. it was supposed to have been a fun trip together on a train heading to london. a father, lee pomeroy, taking his young son for a day out in the new year. but also boarding the train in guildford that afternoon was this man, darren pencille, who had previous convictions including for stabbing a man in the neck. the cctv footage shows pencille getting into an argument with mr pomeroy, possibly because the aisle was blocked. it escalated rapidly into a shouting and swearing match, recorded by a passenger. you heard what i said! i dare you! mr pomeroy, whom the defence alleged had a reputation for starting fights, pursued him into the next carriage. pencille was then heard on a phone call saying he was going to
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kill that man. seconds later, he stabbed mr pomeroy 18 times, including in the neck. bleeding profusely, mr pomeroy collapsed while pencille got off the train at the next stop. from the station he headed here into the field and woodland, discarding clothing and waiting for his girlfriend, chelsea mitchell, to pick him up. but he was soon spotted by a local resident who said he looked distressed and that he was sweating. she asked him if he was ok, and he said he had been in an accident. later in the woodland she found a bloodstained hat and called the police. but pencille was soon gone from this area. his girlfriend had picked him up and was driving him back to their flat in farnham, which was raided by the police to following morning. both were arrested. mr pomeroy‘s sister spoke to the bbc earlier this year. we are absolutely heartbroken.
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our family has been destroyed by this. if this can happen to a law—abiding 51—year—old man just going about his business on a train in the middle of the day, this terrifies me, because if it can happen to him, it can happen to anybody. the court has heard pencille had a history of mental illness, including paranoid schizophrenia and panic attacks in public places, sch as trains. but the day before the killing, the psychiatrist assessed him, click concluding he was not a risk to himself or others. 24—hours later, paramedics were trying to save mr pomeroy from bleeding to death in the train. but they were unable to do so. today the jury at the old bailey found pencille guilty of murder, and his girlfriend chelsey mitchell guilty of assisting an offender.
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we know that mr pomeroy‘s 14—year—old son was on the train with him, and the court today heard a victim impact statement. yes, that's right. it has come from mr pomeroy‘s wife, a way she had said this was a senseless loss of life. and that her life now feels empty and that mr pomeroy was her soulmate and that mr pomeroy was her soulmate and he was also a doting father. britain is sending a second warship to the gulf, as tensions with iran rise. hms duncan will be joining hms montrose, which earlier this week had to warn off three iranian gunboats that were trying to intercept a british oil tanker. hms duncan, a type 45 destroyer, will operate alongside hms montrose in the gulf for a short period, before hms montrose goes back to bahrain for routine maintenance. the deployment comes as the united states tries
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to assemble a coalition of nations to give more military protection to shipping in the gulf. our defence correspondent jonathan beale reports. there has been a constant american and british naval presence in the gulf for decades. this recent exercise involving both countries, though the presence of warships ebbs and flows. but now tensions with iran are rising and the us is calling for a wider military coalition to protect commercial shipping in the region. i think that what we are trying to do with the coalition, put back together in terms of military escort, for commercial shipping, may be an important factor and i think that will be developing over the next couple of weeks. some nations are worried about how iran and its revolutionary guard will respond. britain, a strong us ally, has made clear it does not want to see tensions escalate. but the uk has now confirmed that it will be sending a second
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warship to the region. hms duncan, a destroyer, willjoin the frigate hms montrose already in the gulf. montrose has already had to come to the rescue of a british tanker being harassed by iranian gunboats. with that increased threat to commercial shipping, there are clear economic costs of doing nothing. inform your insurers that you are entering and that will result quite significant additional premiums. after the events of last month, they quadrupled. the strait of hormuz close to iran is one of the world's busiest shipping lanes with dozens of tankers carrying 19 million barrels of oil every day. at any given time, there are up to 30 british merchant ships sailing in the region. sending a second royal navy warship will provide reassurance. but in his bid for the tory leadership, jeremy hunt warns the navy is already stretched
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and has suffered too many cuts. he's promising to boost the fleet of just 19 frigates and destroyers. i'm surprised mr hunt hasn't noticed the navy has been run down for the last 15 years or so. it strikes me as being rather opportunist to say this at the moment. evidently with what is going on. but i would welcome any boost. the mod say there were already plans to send hms duncan to the gulf to allow hms montrose to undergo routine maintenance. duncan currently in the eastern mediterranean is expected to arrive in the gulf next week. earlier i spoke tojonathan about what this latest development might mean. the questionnaires, how well iran interpret this, a second warship arriving on the scene? the fact is, hms duncan was going to be sent to the region, it is currently in the
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eastern mediterranean added will be en route, probably arriving next week. the reason for it being sent was that a major montrose, the frigate already in the gulf, will have to go into routine maintenance. it has been pre—positioned ad builder back to bahrain, a devil gave the crew a chance for a break. they have been on high—tech operators, not least in dealing with that incident a few days ago. how does iran view theirs? how does the british government argue that this is the right thing to do, given that they say they do not want to escalate tensions? on escalation, one thing the british could conceivably do is expedite matters in gibraltar, whether is the reigning consignment of oil. how fast is that going to get dealt with? it is interesting to see that the government, british dog med is saying this is a matter for the gibraltar government, so they are keeping hands off even though they
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we re keeping hands off even though they were deeply involved in the seizure. —— british government. royal marines we re —— british government. royal marines were involved, as we know in that operation. the iranians, what will they say, really? that is the source of the biggest tension, the reason why tensions have increased and the reason why iran has issued warnings to british shipping that they could be seized. that said, it makes perfect sense to send a second warship if you are going to have one of those warships already out there going into maintenance and given the current climate, you know, you need to provide reassurance, escort, you have to have a ship ready on standby to provide that assistance as we saw a few days ago. as you describe it, that of his day makes perfect sense if you are telling the story here. if you are the raiding government telling a story to iran, you say, they said they were going to ds but
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they said they were going to ds but they are sending a second destroyer. yes, and the british government cannot control that. how iran was to interpret that situation cannot be controlled by the british government. they are saying it was to keep separate the iran nuclear deal, the seizure in gibraltar, the situation that happened in the gulf a few days ago with hms montrose, and a tanker british heritage. are thoseissues and a tanker british heritage. are those issues are joined together for iran at daisy britain as a party thatis iran at daisy britain as a party that is very close to america. there isa that is very close to america. there is a difference, britain is still pa rt is a difference, britain is still part of the nuclear deal, america is not, and they want to push britain into a harder line like themselves. it isa into a harder line like themselves. it is a very difficult balancing act for the british government. there is an interesting domestic dimension, because jeremy hunt talks about the menace of iran, the navy being run
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down, increasing spending. even within the conservative leadership race, naval deployment is an issue. yes, ido race, naval deployment is an issue. yes, i do are plenty of people close to the navy who say the navy has been run down, 19 frigates and destroyers. in 1982 at a time of the falklands they had more than 50. fewer ships now. they also say that the more capable ships, two new aircraft carriers, butjeremy hunt, in leadership campaigns people make lots of promises. he is promising to increase defence spending, and he is saying with what is going on at the golf at the moment there is a case to increase the size of the navy. you're watching afternoon live, these are our headlines a man who stabbed a father to death in front of his son on a train in surrey is found guilty of murder. a second royal navy warship — hms duncan — is on its way to the gulf as tensions with iran
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escalate over free movement of shipping. more than thirty climate change protestors from the extinction rebellion group appear in court in london charged with public order offences. in sport, these are live pictures from centre court where novak djokovic is serving to attempt to ta ke djokovic is serving to attempt to take the third set in the first med semifinals at wimbledon. he does exactly that, he is too high for on roberto bautista agut. it is the latest £100 million football, i don't reason moves from atletico madrid to barcelona who trigger his release calls. add a top start for northern ireland at the netball world cup, heavily beaten by defending champions australia on day one of the two of we will have more one of the two of we will have more on those stories just after 3:30pm. a 17—year—old boy has been found not guilty of the murder of grammar school pupil (tx still)yousef makki, 17, who was stabbed in the heart
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with a flick—knife in hale barns, cheshire on march 2. he was also found not guilty of an alternative charge of manslaughter. you may remember there's case from earlier this year in march when he was killed in an upmarket street in the suburb of hell buyers in manchester. he died of a sing or sta b manchester. he died of a sing or stab wound, he was found slumped against 80 in the street, but died moments laterfrom against 80 in the street, but died moments later from that single stab wound to the heart. the background to be theirs from the prosecution case during this trial, they were saying that he and two other boys had set out that day to rob a drug dealer, and when that drug dealer turned up with two other people with him, he and his friend panicked and ran away and the third boy with them took a beating from the drug dealer and his associates. then what happened after that is that the boys got back together, a row developed.
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that is where the different accounts of what happened, into account, because the prosecution case was that he was then styled by one of those boys as part of that row. boy a, as he was known, both of the defendants are a day the age of 18 and cannot be identified probably, he acted in self defence after youssef came at him with a knife. we have had a trial over these facts of the last couple of weeks and the jury the last couple of weeks and the jury how can back this afternoon with not guilty verdicts on murder and manslaughter, and some other more minor charges in relation to this case, the boys in question were cleared of. it does not mean they walk free from court, they had admitted to other charges and pleaded guilty. boy a pleaded guilty to perverting the course ofjustice and possessing a flick knife, and boy b had admitted to possessing a flick knife as well. they will now have to be sentenced by the judge for those charges. those are a lot less serious than the charges that
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they were facing, cleared boy a both murder at a manslaughter, they were facing, cleared boy a both murderata manslaughter, in relation to the death of yusuf maggie. it was a case that attracted a lot of publicity at the time, he was a scholarship boy, he wanted to bea was a scholarship boy, he wanted to be a heart surgeon out there was great alarm that such an incident like that could happen at such an upmarket suburb of manchester at the time. the case is finished this afternoon with not guilty verdict no across—the—board for all the charges that the two boys faced. the former television presenter john leslie has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman over ten years ago. the alleged incident took place in 2008, when the woman was 30 years old. ealier, i spoke to our news correspondent dan johnson about what we know so far. all we know is that scotland yard has charged john leslie, real name john stott, who is 5a years old from edinburgh, with the offence of sexual touching of a woman who was
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30 at the time. this dates to december 2008, an allegation that was made in westminster, that is why it is the metropolitan police dealing with this. john leslie will appear at the magistrates' court in westminster toward the end of this month on the 24th ofjuly. he made his name presenting blue peterfor children's bbc and went on to present for itv, the wheel of fortune, he has presented on the radio, but has kept a much more lower profile in recent years. more than 30 extinction rebellion protesters are due to appear in court today, charged with offences related to the mass climate change demonstrations in london earlier this year. two courtrooms will be set aside for one day a week for nearly five months to deal with hundreds of cases relating to the protests. there has been a certain amount of logistical juggling there has been a certain amount of logisticaljuggling in the city of london magistrates' court behind me
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already today. because of the fact they are dealing with so many defendants, dozens, over 30 they are dealing with so many defendants, dozens, over30 are they are dealing with so many defendants, dozens, over 30 are here today, i do has been discussion about space, whether of not there is enough space for solicitors to speak to each of their clydes individually. and how they will appear before a districtjudge, whether individually or if they can batch them together in some way. so far today we have had eight people who have pleaded guilty to breaching a public order act, so they have reached that. they pleaded guilty and been given a conditional discharge for six months. ten people have pleaded not guilty and said they want their day and court, trial is set for the end of september, beginning of october. just to remind you what this relates back to, it was in april, just around the corner, that extinction rebellion finished its 11 days of mass protest with a flourish, blockading all the roads into bag. they had been count out on waterloo bridge, parliament
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square, marble arch, and oxford circus, images beamed around the world of that pink boat marooned in the middle of the one of the uk's busiestjunctions. extinction rebellion campaigning on climate change and saying civil disobedience is the best way to get their point across. 1100 the you might, more, we re across. 1100 the you might, more, were made at that time and that is why we now are seeing this play out in the core behind us. they have set aside court three and four for the next 19 weeks, up until the end of november. every friday for these cases to be seen. it is not up to 50 each friday may be able to be seen. we know that so far around 300 cases have been passed to the courts, but the metropolitan police say they are intending to prosecute as many of those over 1100 arrests as they can, because the protesters were unlawful in their actions. that is something extinction rebellion says is a waste of money and one of the lawyers representing some of these defendants has said it beggars
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belief that these prosecutions are going ahead for what where non—violent protests. a state of emergency has been declared in the american state of louisiana, with the threat of the first hurricane of the season. tropical storm barry — currently in the gulf of mexico — is expected to be upgraded to a hurricane later tonight and to make landfall tomorrow. in new orleans, there are fears the levees that were reinforced after hurricane katrina could be overwhelmed. leigh milner reports. reaching up into the sky, terrifying footage of a large waterspout over lake pontchartrain near new orleans. in the city, streets have been turned into rivers by the flash floods and as the storm creeps further towards louisiana, a state of emergency has been declared. this is a very significant severe weather event and the national weather service, they're using terms like life—threatening floods.
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as residents stock up on water and emergency supplies, forecasters predict the storm could reach hurricane strength by this evening. because it's going to be such a slow—moving storm, we are going to see huge amounts of rainfall in the coming days, maybe in excess of around 600 millimetres in total, and that, coupled with storm surges, could see some life—threatening floods. the main concern is the already swollen mississippi river. if a storm surge predicted to move up from the gulf of mexico pushes water levels over 20 feet it could overwhelm the levees protecting the city. people here know what the consequences of that could be. no—one has forgotten the devastation left by hurricane katrina in 2005, which claimed more than 1,800 lives. we've all got supplies to make sure that we have food, you know, and so we can get out. just got back from the supermarket.
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we have our beer, we have some food, fresh water, we should be ok for a couple of days. as officials warn of extreme rain and flooding, people across louisiana brace themselves for the first atlantic hurricane of the year. leigh milner, bbc news. the american rnb singer r kelly has been charged with a range of sex offences, including involvement in a scheme to recruit women and girls to engage in illegal sexual activity with him. he was arrested in chicago earlier today. the singer has already pleaded not guilty to more than 20 sex offences. let's speak to our correspondent in washington nada tawfik. what we know? this is significant, because r kelly in the past is only facing at state charges but now he is facing a federal charge in both illinois and new york. he is
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expected to appear later in chicago in court, on an 11 count indictment which charges him with child pornography, enticing children, young girls, to engage in criminal sexual acts as well as obstruction of justice. at sexual acts as well as obstruction ofjustice. at a later date he will appear in new york on several racketeering charges and six crimes, and we are getting details from that indictment where prosecutors have accused r kelly of separating girls and women from their friends and family, making them dependent on him financially then sexually and emotionally abusing them, telling them what they could eat, wear, how to address him, and how —— isolating them from their loved ones. we have heard already from a spokesman from r kelly who said that, when he was arrested, while he was out walking his dog, he was not surprised because he knew these investigations we re because he knew these investigations were going on, but that he was looking forward to his day in court.
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he has of course denied allegations that go back decades, that he secretary and emotionally abused girls and women. certainly this case has gotten a lot of attention because many women have spoken out, including a documentary called surviving r kelly about their experiences with the grammy award—winning singer. don't forget — you can let us know what you think tweet us using the hashtag afternoonlive. what you think tweet us all the ways to contact us what you think tweet us on screen right now. what you think tweet us time for a look at the weather. we heard about storm barry already, it has been intensifying over the very it has been intensifying over the very warm waters it has been intensifying over the very warm waters of the gulf of mexico. ten metres higher than they might normally be. showers and thunderstorms gathered together and spot up into what is a tropical storm. there is still uncertainty about whether it will reach
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hurricane strength, drifting slowly northwards, it intensified, may not quite get to hurricane strength. but it doesn't matter because it is going to bring damaging when thes, you can see the bright colours, huge amounts of rain to southern parts of louisiana, mississippi as well. some places could cn excess of 600 millimetres of rain, to pretended context places in eastern england, newcastle, york, dryer places might they see about that much rain in a whole year. that sounds pretty bad in and of itself, but as we have seen the situation in new orleans is already pretty bad. they have already pretty bad. they have already had flooding from thunderstorms over recent days, and generally across that central and southern part of the us, it has been really wet over the last few months. the mississippi is at levels way above where we would expect it to be at this time of year. official forecasts suggest that might get around 19 feet. levees in new o rlea ns a re
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around 19 feet. levees in new orleans are a big talking points. the levies can, they are constructed, decide to withstand levels of 20 feet in the mississippi, so forecast of 19 feet, getting close to that territory where people will be getting quite concerned. all this water coming in overnight, no evacuations yet. that is up to the authorities to look at the situation, all of the intelligence they have about how different areas are affected, different areas are affected, different areas are affected, different areas depending on how low lying places are, how many people live there, the building constructions. all these factors will come into play in decision to evacuate people or not. in terms of the weather, it is a 3—pronged threat, because 70 mild powell wins, whether it reaches hurricane strength or not, that is a windy day and will bring some disruption end and will bring some disruption end and of itself. combined with a storm surge, where the sea levels rise and push into the coastline, entered the
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estuary of the mississippi which will help to push that water up. this is a combination of weather factors that is likely to lead to damage i disruption and we i'm sure, more about this over the weekend. it is relatively serene in relative terms here. we have seen a couple of showers around, some hefty down pause here and there but mainly blue skies and sunshine. this is the recent satellite picture. quite a lot of cloud across north wales and west england into the midlands. odd thunderstorm close to the coast of east anglia and a couple of showers breaking out elsewhere across parts of southern and eastern scotla nd across parts of southern and eastern scotland and across the pennines. some of these will continue throughout the rest of the afternoon. temperatures as we get to six o'clock, 21 in glasgow. at
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wimbledon, a big day. we cannot rule out a shower across the afternoon. they could be the odd shower around the sun they should be dry and a little cooler by this stage. as we go through this evening and tonight, some of the showers will continue and then fade. looks mostly dry for the second half of the night with some clear spells around. a slightly fresher feel than in some some clear spells around. a slightly fresherfeel than in some nights some clear spells around. a slightly fresher feel than in some nights we have had recently. the story for the weekend is about this. we talked about some serenity, high unsettled weather moving in from the west as high pressure takes more and more control of our weather we will see less showers and more dry conditions and spells of sunshine. some showers around in northern scotland, some breaking out in the midlands and pennines. but away from these areas cloud tending to break up to reveal sunny spells, generally high teens and low 20s. it may be a little
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cooler for the and low 20s. it may be a little coolerfor the night and low 20s. it may be a little cooler for the night seacoast. and low 20s. it may be a little coolerfor the night seacoast. it and low 20s. it may be a little cooler for the night seacoast. it is sunday, similar weather but less showers. the vast majority will be dry with some spells of sunshine. temperatures, high teens or at low 20s. temperatures, high teens or at low 205. a temperatures, high teens or at low 20s. a of sports. british grand prix at silverstone should be dry but quite cloudy at time. temperatures will be comfortable for the racegoers and for the big cricket match, the world cup final at lord's, mostly cloudy skies overhead. monday looks like a fine day. as we head deeper into next week things will turn more unsettled from the west. but for the meantime, the weekend is largely dry. just a small chance of a shower.
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this is bbc news — our latest headlines. a man is found guilty of murder after stabbing a father to death in front of his 14—year—old son on a train in surrey. a second royal navy warship — hms duncan — is on its way to the gulf as tensions with iran escalate. a teenager has been found not guilty of murdering 17—year—old yousef makki, who was stabbed in the heart with a flick knife in cheshire in march. more than thirty climate change protestors appear in court in london charged with public order offences.
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shares in the holiday company thomas cook fall sharply — as it confirmed it's seeking a rescue dealfrom its chinese partner. #i believe i can fly and in the us the r&b star r kelly is arrested in chicago and charged with more sex offences. sport now on afternoon live with hugh ferris, and it's a star—studded men's semi—finals day at wimbledon? 2-1 2—1 for novak djokovic. he leads currently. the second semifinal brings together rafael nadal and roger federerfor the brings together rafael nadal and roger federer for the first time in yea rs. roger federer for the first time in years. they have some 13 grand slam
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titles between them. they have not met in wimbledon since that epic final in the darkness of the centre court. first semi of the day involves novak djokovic— hoping fora sixth final— raced to the opening set against roberto bautista agut— the spaniard booked his stag do for this weekend. silverware his expectations. novak djokovic is to set to one up. these are the light pictures coming from centre court. novak djokovic is currently on serve in the fourth set so far. 15—0 currently. it may be tighter than many people expected but as things stand, going to form for the world number one.
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earlier today britain's andy lapthorne and australian partner dylan alcott won the first quad wheelchair doubles title. they beat american david wagner and japan's koji sugeno in straight sets. la pthorne and alcott will face each other tomorrow in the quad singles final. it continues on bbc one should you rather see the faces of some high—profile tennis players rather than mine. i have nothing to say to that and it is not even an option since i am on the set. we have got the netball world cup and a big match tonight. it has been a summer of world cups. the first of the three home nations involved in the netball world cup had something of a chastening experience in their opening game. northern ireland had the tough task of facing the world number ones and defending champions australia... who lived up to that reputation with an 88 to 2a win in liverpool. commonwealth champions engalnd and scotland both
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play their first game later. meanwhile the first game of the whole tournament featured new zealand. one of the teams expected to eventually reach the semi finals. they had a comfortable start too. beating malawi 64—45. former england striker peter crouch has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 38. crouch most recently played for burnley who he left injune. he featured for 11 clubs in total including liverpool, tottenham and stoke, and was capped 42 times by england. crouch says his career has been a "dream come true". meanwhile this could be one of the biggest football transfers of the summer. barcelona have agreed to pay more than £100 million for antoine griezmann. that's the french striker‘s release fee at atletico madrid. after defending champion geraint thomas made up some ground on the leaders at the tour de france on day six, today is a day for the sprinters. here's a look at the route —
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230km flat course from belfort chalon—saone. it's the longest stage of this year's race. they have got about an hour to go. you can follow it live via the bbc sport website and app. second session ahead of the british gp just finshed at silverstone. vatleri bottas was fastest in his mercedes just ahead of team—mate and world championship leader lewis hamilton. details on the website and app. that's all the sport for now. i'll have more for you in the next hour. he did say we are going to have to look at his face all afternoon and we inflicted that on him and all you. poor hugh. it is not fair to be mean with him when he is offset
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already. police across the uk are being given a new set of technology tools to help them fight online child abuse. the home office say it will enable officers to scan a suspect‘s hard drive much more quickly. a search that would have taken 2a hours before will now take just 30 minutes. danny shaw reports. a unique glimpse inside scotland ya rd's digital investigation department. this is where computers, smartphones and memory sticks are brought for analysis to provide evidence in the most complex crimes. these components are being repaired in the electronics lab. they're from a phone seized during a murder inquiry. scientists can restore phones thrown into water, set on fire, or stamped on, but it's painstaking work and there are lengthy delays. the problem for police is there are so many devices, it's taking too long to gather all the evidence. around four months on average. so, new techniques are being introduced to speed up the process. there you go, so in a matter of seconds it has said there's indecent images on this device. the new technology shown to the home secretary will help police compare indecent material
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with that held on the child abuse data base. the database has 13 million images. it's growing by1 million every four months. the new computers can scan a hard drive in 30 minutes. it currently takes 2a hours. you could describe it as a game changer in that it means that more of the victims will be protected. but also, just as importantly, more of these vile paedophiles will be caught and they will be taken through the courts and this will be presented as evidence and i hope more of them will be locked up behind bars where they belong. another benefit is that investigators will not have to spend so long looking at images of abuse because artificial intelligence will do it for them. for police officers, there is a limit to how many images you can look at. four hours is enough per day, if you look at more it could cause problems psychologically, so having a machine running 2a hours a day would be fantastic and you are not exposing officers to unnecessary images.
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technology has advanced a lot over the years and law enforcement is having to keep up. but it all comes down to police officers to carry out investigations and make the key decisions at a time when the service remains severely stretched and short of detectives. danny shaw, bbc news, at the met digital forensics lab in central london. one of india's largest cities is running out of water. millions of people in the southern city of chennai are struggling as the taps run dry. monsoon rains — which the city relies on — were weak last year. environmentalists blame climate change, but urbanisation is also playing a part. they're warning this is a problem which could affect many other countries. our south asia correspondent rajini vaidya nathan reports. scrambling for every last drop, they are running out of water, and also out of patience.
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here, trucks have replaced taps as the only source of water, and yet chennai is one of india's largest and richest cities. we are only allowed five buckets of water a day from the lorry, this woman tells me. back at her house, she shows me how her family struggles. translation: we have to use this for drinking, cooking, bathing and washing clothes. it's difficult. even more so because there has been a record heat wave here in india. for now, this landscape remains thirsty. it's hard to imagine that this is one of chennai's largest lakes. now parched and desperate for the rains. and in better times, this reservoir is one of the city's main supplies of water. and this satellite image shows how the lake has vanished after a year
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of poor monsoon rains. almost all of the city's reservoirs have run dry. this one reduced to a mere puddle. chennai is a warning card to the global community. so, if it's happening here, it can happen anywhere. environmentalists blame climate change for the erratic weather patterns and drought, but they also warn that the number of lakes and ponds which store and collect rainwater has dwindled. taking all these water bodies to build commercial and residential properties has definitely had its impact with regard to how much water we can conserve and how much water is there for the population that is dependent on it. when hollywood actor leonardo dicaprio shared this picture of a well, chennai's plight gained wider attention. when we visit the same well, it's almost empty. it's estimated that by 2025, half of the planet will live in areas where demand
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for water exceeds supply. the situation here is stark. as populations grow, water's becoming a luxury as much as it's a necessity. rajini vaidyanathan, bbc news, chennai. us labour secretary alex acosta is resigning after criticism of the way he brokered a plea deal for financierjeffrey epstein in a child sex case. mr acosta, a former florida prosecutor, made the announcement from the white house lawn today as president donald trump stood by his side. democrats had called for him to quit over his handling of the epstein case. mr trump told reporters that the two had spoken on the phone earlier on friday morning and that it was mr acosta's decision. in the same outing on the white house lawn, mr trump was asked about
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the story which has been running here are this week, about the leak of diplomatic telegrams by the ambassador to washington, kim darroch in which he made some criticisms of the trump white house and donald trump himself called kim darroch someone who was pompous, wacky and other unflattering things. kim darroch resigned mid week and today donald trump has some slightly more positive things to say.|j today donald trump has some slightly more positive things to say. i wish the british ambassador well. some people told me he actually said good things about me and he was referring to other people. i guess i am quoting lindsey graham who said some nice things about the british bass. i wish them well but they have to
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stop their linking problems they are just like they have to stop them in our country. —— leaking. that is president trump's could you there, we are aware it can change from day to day. we have my breaking news. heathrow airport could be shut down this summer is more than 4000 workers what out in a series of strikes over a pay dispute. we will bring more detail on that when we have it. unite union saying heathrow could be shut down with more than 4000 workers working out in a series of strikes. we are going to get the business news in a second but right now let's have a look at the headlines. a man who stabbed a father to death in front of his son on a train in surrey is found guilty of murder.
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a second royal navy warship — hms duncan — is on its way to the gulf as tensions with iran escalate over free movement of shipping. a teenager has been found not guilty of murdering yousef makki who was stabbed with a flick knife in march. here's your business headlines on afternoon live the world's oldest travel agent thomas cook is in talks to secure a 750 million pound rescue deal to help it keep trading and reinvent itself for a future in which consumers don't need travel agents as much as they once did. carmakers volkswagen and ford are teaming up to work on self—driving and electric car technology to help them save money. vw is paying two billion pounds to buy a share in ford's research unit. but the two manufacturers say they'll remain fiercely competitive when it comes to selling cars. one of the bank of england's interest rate decision makers say that the rate could be cut to almost zero if the uk leaves
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the eu without a deal. but if there is a deal, policymaker gertjan vlieghe said that the rate would rise steadily over the next three years. tell us more about what's happening with thomas cook. what went wrong? they have been losing money for many years because of the way in which people are booking their travel, it has changed. we do not need to travel agents as much as we used to and we have had a couple of hot summers the past couple of years people have been staying at home. they have made an announcement they are in advanced talks and it seems a deal is in sight to get new funding, £750 million from their bigger shareholders and renegotiating some of their debts with their lenders. they have been trying to adapt but this debt has been holding them back from making that reinvestment so hopefully with this fresh injection of cash they will make the right changes. they are trying to stress
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there is no danger if you have a thomas cook holiday booked with them in the near future and even thomas cook holiday booked with them in the nearfuture and even if thomas cook holiday booked with them in the near future and even if they we re in the near future and even if they were to get into trouble, you're covered with an industry guarantees are your bookings are safe. looking across the horizon to this big structural problems for high street travel agents, wayward compa ny—mac putting my money at this point? —— they have been steadily building their stakes since then, they are currently owned by just a their stakes since then, they are currently owned byjust a theft of thomas cook. there are one of these big chinese conglomerates that are splashing the cash over the world as they seem to diversify their portfolios. they are notjust a travel company, they have invested in lots of different companies, a greek retailer and wolverhampton wanderers. they are involved in the travel business as the club med as well. they do have a joint—venture
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with thomas cook in their home country of china in which they are selling travel products over digital channels, over the likes of ali. this is a signal of where they see thomas cook going. we have heard reports as thomas cook devises a strategy for its future that it could be sticking to morph itself into a travel marketplace and a bit ofa into a travel marketplace and a bit of a comparison website. that is a signal of where things could be going but here is their boss talking about who his new paymasters are. we have known them since 2015 they came as a shareholder into the business. they are not only our biggest shareholder, they are a trusted partner in china where we are building together a joint venture which is growing very fast so they know us very well. we know them well. they are a trusted strategic partner with many other companies here in europe,
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where they are a supportive partner. although thomas cook is the brand, we know chinese companies love buying western brands, it is the chinese in control and people who might be worried about this i those who work in the high street shops. there are still 500 shops in the streets of britain. how do they fit into this new digital future? a lot of them will be worried that we were told the unions received some assurances for their future. what else have you got for us this friday afternoon? the future of heating and reducing carbon emissions is a district heating. instead of having your own boiler in the kitchen or upstairs, your home is connected to a network where the heat is generated from one source and piped into your home. it says if
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the government is going to reach its target of reducing net carbon emissions to zero by 2050 than one fifth of us will have to have our heating this way. some of us are doing this and citizens advice i saying consumers doing this are having problems because it is unregulated and if you have problems with your utility, you complain to companies but there is no one to complain to on this system. katie martin from citizens advicejoins me now. tell us more the issues you and your clients are having with these new heating technologies? it might seem crazy to think about heating our homes on a lovely warm days like today but we have people coming to us with problems with heat network, their bills being too high or not understanding what is on their bills and not being able to correct those errors. for every other customer of gas companies, electric companies, there are regulators and a statutory consumer
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advocate they can go to to help those problems. heat networks are not regulated in the same way and we are already seeing some problems, despite the fact that only 2% of homes are attached to a heat network. if we're going to see this expansion as we are hoping to see, it is really important that consumer protections keep pace with that expansion. one of the issues of this target of 2050 net zero emissions as we have got the target, but where is the plan? new initiatives come into place, it is about keeping regulations up—to—date with them. that is right and we are calling on the government to put in place this plan of how we carbon is our homes and businesses. we know it is difficult to get things like this right but it is going to have a huge impact on all of us it is going to affect all of our lives and there's lots of different new technologies and innovations we are going to have to put in place. there can often be real problems with these sorts of
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big government programmes. we think the consumer and the public, the people really affected by this, should be at the heart of those decisions which is why we think there needs to be an open and transparent process to come up with a plan so people know what to expect and can have a say in it. thank you very much. next time i will find more about that he threw story. prince charles has visited gchq in cheltenham today — as part of the security agency's centenary celebrations. the prince of wales was greeted by the lord—lieutena nt of gloucestershire — edward gillespie —and the director of gchq - jeremy fleming. he then met community groups working with the agency and went on to visit the gchq museum. it marks an anniversary which once would probably have gone unacknowledged in public. the museum say the exhibition will give an insight into gchq as never before.
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time for a look at the weather... here's ben rich. a decent amount of dry and bright weather on the cards as we head into the weekend but today it has not been quite as straightforward. a lot of cloud in chester. you can see some cloud drifting across the map and light showers across parts of wales and the midlands. the odd thunderstorm close to east anglia and we will see showers in minority places through this afternoon, specially across central and southern parts of scotland, down the spine of northern england. many spot staying dry. 15 degrees in aberdeen, 24 in cardiff and london. we not rule out a shower and wimbledon. then they should be dry with temperatures heading to head down a little bit. for the rest of us, some
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of the showers will continue across central and eastern areas and fade away. large areas of cloud overnight and some clear spells. the best of those toys the south. temperatures —— through the weekend it is a story of high pressure taking control. during tomorrow, one or two showers are likely, some across northern scotla nd are likely, some across northern scotland and through the afternoon sun breaking out across parts of southern and eastern scotland, down across the pennines, drifting into the midlands. some could be on the heavy side, no spots avoiding them and staying dry. it will feel cool along the coast. on sunday, a fair amount of cloud around with some sunny spells but at this stage only a very small chance for a shower and the vast majority will stay dry. still a call they feel for it not sea coasts and further west, those
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temperatures down on where they have been. 20—23d. busy weekend other sports. the british grand prix on sunday will be largely dry. some cloud around. it is a similar story for the cricket. lots of cloudy but dry weather as well, temperatures getting into the low 20s. if i did you come on monday with things turning more unsettled from the west as we head deeper into the week.
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hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm carrie gracie. today at four: a man who stabbed a father to death on a train in surrey in front of his 14—year—old son is found guilty of murder. stand still! look at me! stand still! this is the moment darren pencille was arrested by british transport police. it emerged in court he had a string of previous convictions for violence. a second royal navy warship — hms duncan — is on its way to the gulf, as tensions with iran escalate over the free movement of shipping. a teenager has been found not guilty of murdering 17—year—old yousef makki, who was stabbed with a flick knife in cheshire in march. more than 30 climate change protestors from the extinction rebellion group
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appear in court in london charged with public order offences. coming up, although sport. and here isa coming up, although sport. and here is a bright afternoon of tennis. novak djokovic has just reached his sixth wimbledon final. number one seed has charred beaten roberto bautista agut in four sets. djokovic will play either roger federer or rafael nadal, who will take to court very shortly for their first meeting at wimbledon in 11 years. add the weather, with ben. the last few days have brought some pretty heavy downpours for some of us. a humid feel as well, things will feel a bit fresherfor the humid feel as well, things will feel a bit fresher for the weekend, most of the showers well fade away, a lot of the showers well fade away, a lot of dry weather to come. all the details on the way. also coming up, it is the netball world cup,
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england's women, their hopes are high as they start a campaign with a match against uganda in liverpool this evening. a man has been found guilty of murder after he stabbed a train passenger to death in a row over aisle blocking. 36—year—old darren pencille attacked it consultant lee pomeroy, who was 51, on a guildford to london train in january. pencille stabbed mr pomeroy 18 times in front of his teenage son. pencille's girlfriend, chelsea mitchell, was also found guilty of assisting an offender. police said pencille had a history of violence and a string of previous convictions. this was the moment he was arrested.
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armed police! stay where you are! listen to my instructions. i want you to walk towards the door with your hands on display. nothing in your hands on display. nothing in your hands, do you understand? when your hands, do you understand? when you get to the door, you will stop. stand still. do not look at me. stand still. do not look at me. stand still. do not look at me. stand still. officers are going to ta ke stand still. officers are going to take you and handcuff you. faced a wall. do not move. —— face the wall. keep your hands in the. move your am is to your back. —— move your arms to your back. the victim was on his way into london, the day before his 52nd birthday. richard galpin has been following the case, and sent this report. it was supposed to have been a fun trip together on a train heading to london. a father, lee pomeroy,
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taking his young son for a day out in the new year. but also boarding the train in guildford that afternoon was this man, darren pencille, who had previous convictions including for stabbing a man in the neck. the cctv footage shows pencille getting into an argument with mr pomeroy, possibly because the aisle was blocked. it escalated rapidly into a shouting and swearing match, recorded by a passenger. you heard what i said! i dare you! mr pomeroy, whom the defence alleged had a reputation for starting fights, pursued him into the next carriage. pencille was then heard on a phone call saying he was going to kill that man. seconds later, he stabbed mr pomeroy 18 times, including in the neck. bleeding profusely, mr pomeroy collapsed while pencille got off the train at the next stop.
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from the station he headed here into the field and woodland, discarding clothing and waiting for his girlfriend, chelsea mitchell, to pick him up. but he was soon spotted by a local resident who said he looked distressed and that he was sweating. she asked him if he was ok, and he said he had been in an accident. later in the woodland she found a bloodstained hat and called the police. but pencille was soon gone from this area. his girlfriend had picked him up and was driving him back to theirflat in farnham, which was raided by the police to following morning. —— the following morning. both were arrested. mr pomeroy‘s sister spoke to the bbc earlier this year. we are absolutely heartbroken. our family has been destroyed by this. if this can happen to a law—abiding 51—year—old man just going about his business on a train in the middle of the day, this terrifies me, because if it can happen to him, it can happen to anybody.
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the court has heard pencille had a history of mental illness, including paranoid schizophrenia and panic attacks in public places, such as trains. but the day before the killing, the psychiatrist assessed him, click concluding he was not a risk to himself or others. 24—hours later, paramedics were trying to save mr pomeroy from bleeding to death in the train. but they were unable to do so. today the jury at the old bailey found pencille guilty of murder, and his girlfriend chelsey mitchell guilty of assisting an offender. britain is sending a second warship to the gulf, as tensions with iran rise. hms duncan will bejoining hms montrose which earlier this week had to warn off three iranian gunboats that were trying to intercept a british oil tanker. hms duncan, a type 45 destroyer, will operate alongside
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hms montrose in the gulf for a short period, before hms montrose goes back to bahrain for routine maintenance. the deployment comes as the united states tries to assemble a coalition of nations to give more military protection to shipping in the gulf. our defence correspondent jonathan beale reports. there has been a constant american and british naval presence in the gulf for decades. this recent exercise involving both countries, though the presence of warships ebbs and flows. but now tensions with iran are rising and the us is calling for a wider military coalition to protect commercial shipping in the region. i think that what we are trying to do with the coalition, put back together in terms of military escort, for commercial shipping, may be an important factor and i think that will be developing over the next couple of weeks. some nations are worried about how iran and its revolutionary guard will respond.
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britain, a strong us ally, has made clear it does not want to see tensions escalate. but the uk has now confirmed that it will be sending a second warship to the region. hms duncan, a destroyer, willjoin the frigate hms montrose already in the gulf. montrose has already had to come to the rescue of a british tanker being harassed by iranian gunboats. with that increased threat to commercial shipping, there are clear economic costs of doing nothing. you now enter into an area where you need to inform your insurers that you are entering and that will result quite significant additional premiums. after the events of last month, they quadrupled. the strait of hormuz close to iran is one of the world's busiest shipping lanes with dozens of tankers carrying 19 million barrels of oil every day. at any given time, there are up to 30 british merchant ships sailing in the region.
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sending a second royal navy warship will provide reassurance. but in his bid for the tory leadership, jeremy hunt warns the navy is already stretched and has suffered too many cuts. he's promising to boost the fleet of just 19 frigates and destroyers. i'm surprised mr hunt hasn't noticed the navy has been run down for the last 15 years or so. it strikes me as being rather opportunist to say this at the moment. evidently with what is going on. but i would welcome any boost. the mod say there were already plans to send hms duncan to the gulf to allow hms montrose to undergo routine maintenance. duncan currently in the eastern mediterranean is expected to arrive in the gulf next week. and jonathan told me earlier more about the implications of this latest development.
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the questionnaires, how well they interpret this, a second warship arriving? the fact is, hms duncan was going to be sent to the region it is currently in the eastern mediterranean and will be en route, probably arriving next week. the reason for it being said was that hms montrose, the frigate already in the gulf, will have to go into a routine maintenance. it has been pre—positioned in bahrain and will go back, it will give the crew a chance to have a break, they have been on high—tech operations, not least in dealing with that incident just a few days ago. that might high tempo operations. how does the british government sort of argue that this is the right thing to do given that they do not want to escalate tensions? on the escalation, one thing the british could conceivably do is expedite matters in gibraltar, whether is the reigning consignment of oil. how fast is like going to get dealt with? it is interesting to see that
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the british government is saying that this is a matter for the gibraltar government. they are hands off even though they are deeply involved in the seizure of that vessel off gibraltar. royal marines we re vessel off gibraltar. royal marines were involved as we know. it is a british overseas territory, so the iranians will be saying, really? that is the source of the biggest tension, why they have increased, the reason why iran has issued warnings to british shipping that they could be seized. that said, it makes perfect sense to send a second warship if you will have one of those warships already out there, going into maintenance, and given the current climate, you need to provide reassurance, escort, a ship ready on standby to provide that assistance as we saw a few days ago. as you describe it, i think that makes perfect sense if you are telling the story here. if you are
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the iranian government telling the revolutionary guard, you say, well, they said they would de—escalate what they are sending a second destroyer now. the british government cannot control that. how iran was to interpret the situation cannot be controlled by the british government. the british government is take edwards to keep separate the iran nuclear deal, the seizure in gibraltar, the situation in the gulf a few days ago with hms montrose and the tanker british heritage. all thoseissues the tanker british heritage. all those issues are joined together for iran, how they see britain as a party that is very close to america. there is a difference, britain is still part of that nuclear deal try to curb iran's nuclear programme, america is not and what's to push britain at a harder line like themselves. it is a very difficult balancing act for the british government. there is also an
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interesting domestic dimension, because we have heard jeremy hunt talk about the incredible menace of iran, the navy being run down, increasing spending on the navy, so even within the conservative leadership race, naval deployment is an issue. yes, either a plenty of people close to the navy who say that nav has been run down. 19 frigates and destroyers. in 1982 at a time of the falklands they had more than 50. they have fewer ships, they also say the navy that they have more capable ships, new aircraft carriers coming on board. jeremy hunt, in leadership campaigns to my people make lots of promises, he is promising to increase defence spending, and he is saying what —— with what is going on, there is a case to increase the size of the navy. more than 30 extinction rebellion protesters are appearing in court today, charged with offences related to the mass climate change demonstrations in london earlier this year. two courtrooms will be set aside
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for one day a week for nearly five months to deal with hundreds of cases relating to the protests. court room. you have some logistical problems, which i know you will tell as about. tell us about who these protesters are. as about. tell us about who these protesters a re. i as about. tell us about who these protesters are. i understand they range in age from 20 years old to 76. absolutely, they all relate back to what they called the april rebellion, the extinction rebellion, climate change campaigners mass protest here in london over the easter weekend. 11 days of protest, including blockades on waterloo bridge, parliament square, oxford circus and marble arch. there were over 1100 arrests at that time. many of them i dyed the public order act. the 35 people that were listed here today where all charged with breaching the public order act. many
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have played a guilty, many have pled not guilty, the tally so far, we have had some who have not shown up, some who have entered pleas via post, has been eight people pleading guilty. they have been given six—month conditional discharges. 21 people pleading not guilty, saying that they want their day in court. that means extra time, quite a lot of those people are listed for the end of august into september and into october. that is why the city of london magistrates' court says it will have at least a day a week for these cases, potentially more than that. it all depends how long they ta ke that. it all depends how long they take and how many other people are charged. the metropolitan police say they intend to prosecute as many of those 1100 people as they can. that means a huge amount of court time, it could carry on until potentially november. a huge range of different people from all over the country,
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people from all over the country, people from all over the country, people from cornwall, plymouth, gloucestershire, ranging from 20 yea rs old gloucestershire, ranging from 20 years old up to 76. that is just a day with these 35 people listed. we obviously have more cases from the cbs, about 300 so far, but the police say they are intending to prosecute more. the sentencing of darren pencille who earlier this afternoon gstaad guilty of the murder of pomeroy on that train earlier this year, the judge has sentenced darren pencille to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 28 years. life in prison it with a term of 28 years. life in prison it witha minimum term of 28 years. life in prison it with a minimum term of 28 years. the judges said, truly this was a senseless loss of life. she said, anyone who watched the breathtakingly shocking cctv footage would struggle to see how he could
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claim, how darren pencille could claim, how darren pencille could claim to be acting in self—defence. she told darren pencille, you picked on the wrong man. he stood up for himself. but lee pomeroy did not know about darren pencille's history, the history of violence and previous violet convictions, and his history of mental illness for paranoid schizophrenia. the judge said, iam paranoid schizophrenia. the judge said, i am satisfied you were the aggressor throughout. so, darren pencille, life improvement, minimum term 28 years, our reporter at the old bailey has just come out of court. let's hear from old bailey has just come out of court. let's hearfrom him. what can utilise? i wasn't in court but i have been fed some of the lines from thejudge, probably have been fed some of the lines from the judge, probably some of the same lines you were reading. this caterer involved a senseless loss of life, as she centres darren pencille to life in with a minimum term of 288
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yea rs stop life in with a minimum term of 288 years stop she said that anyone who watched that breathtakingly shocking cctv footage of the struggle on that train could see —— couldn't see how he could be acting in self—defence. you picked the wrong man, lee pomeroy stood up for himself, and at least pomeroy had not known about darren pencille's history, his paranoid schizophrenia. she told them she was satisfied he was the aggressor throughout and he was found guilty of murder, that is why he will serve a life sentence with a minimum term 28 years. british transport police have been talking about that case. we expect to see them coming out talking at the old bailey, so we will go back to the old bailey if and when we see the family of the victim, lee pomeroy‘s family, and british transport police who obviously were responsible for the investigation, because the attack happened on a train, if we see them outside the old bailey, we will go straight
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back. a man who stabbed a father to death in front of his son on a train in surrey is found guilty of murder. a second royal navy warship — hms duncan — is sent to the gulf as tensions with iran escalate. a teenager has been found not guilty of murdering 17—year—old yousef makki, who was stabbed in the heart with a flick knife in cheshire in march. novak djokovic reaches 86 when the then final, beating roberto bautista agut in four sets this afternoon. he will now play the winner of roger federer and rafael nadal, the second semifinal about to start on centre court. this is the latest £100 million footballer, antoine griezmann, from atletico madrid to barcelona, who triggered his release
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clause. a tough start for northern ireland at the netball world cup a livable, they are beaten heavily by the defending champions australia. on day one of the tournament. more on those stories just after 4:30pm. isaid we i said we might go back to the old bailey, we do have developments. the sentencing of the partner of darren pencille who was found guilty of assisting an offender. dan, till more. this is chelsea mitchell, darren pencille's girlfriend, the person who he socially went to after he had committed this attack. who did a certain amount to cover his tracks. she was there when darren pencille was arrested. she was arrested as well, and chelsea mitchell has been sentenced to wait eight months in prison for assisting an offenderfor the eight months in prison for assisting an offender for the part that she played in trying to help darren pencille cover up what he had done on that train in surrey. she will serve at least two years in prison
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for the part she played in the shocking crime. i said a moment ago, i will try to help the audience with events unfolding, i believe we are exporting to hear from events unfolding, i believe we are exporting to hearfrom lee pomeroy‘s family outside the old bailey, and possibly also from british transport police. can you give us a steer on that? yes, that is what we are expecting but probably not for a few minutes. the sentencing are still concluding inside the old bailey. it will take some time for people to absorb that news, they will consult with the legal teams before they step out here, but we are expert in british transport police to talk about this investigation and this sentence. and for leap on my‘s family to give their reaction. this has been a difficult court case for them, a difficult experience for lee pomeroy‘s son who was with him on the trailer saw his father stabbed and die in front of him. this has been a traumatic experience for the family, but we are exporting some reaction from them along with the investigating officers from british
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transport police. manchester grammar school pupil mike oone was started and he had with a flick knife in the suburb of hell bars in cheshire in march. the defendant was also found not guilty of manslaughter. —— manchester grammar school pupil yousef makki. our reporter was outside the crown court. you may remember this case from earlier this year when yousef makki was killed in an upmarket street in the suburb of hill bars in manchester. he died of a sickle stab wound. he was found slumped against a tree in the street, but died a few moments laterfrom a tree in the street, but died a few moments later from that signal stab onto the heart. the background to this from the prosecution case during this trial, they said that yousef makki and two others had set
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out to rob a drug dealer. when that drug dealer turned up with two other people, yousef makki and his friend panicked and ran away and the third boy with them took a beating from the drug dealer and his associates. then what happened after that is that the boys got back together, a row developed. that is where the different accounts of what happened coming to play. the prosecution case was that yousef makki was stabbed by one of those boys as part of that row. boy a, as he was known, both defendants are under the age of 18 and cannot be identified publicly, he said he acted in self—defence after yousef makki came at him with after yousef makki came at him with a knife. we have had a trial over these of the a knife. we have had a trial over these - of the last couple of these facts of the last couple of weeks, at thejury these facts of the last couple of weeks, at the jury have come back this afternoon with not guilty verdicts on murder and manslaughter, add some other more minor charges in relation to this case, the boys in question were cleared. it does not mean they walk free from court this
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afternoon, they had admitted two other charges and pleaded guilty. boy a had pleaded guilty to perverting the course ofjustice and possessing a flick knife, and boy b admitted possessing a flick knife as well. they will now be sentenced by thejudge for those well. they will now be sentenced by the judge for those charges, but those are a lot less serious than the charges that they were facing, cleared boy a both murder and manslaughter in relation to the death of yousef makki. it was a case which attracted a lot of publicity at the time. he was a scholarship boy, he wanted to be a heart surgeon, and it was great alarm that such an incident like that could happen in such an upmarket suburb of manchester at the time. the cases finish this afternoon with not guilty verdicts i for all the charges that the two boys faced. the american rnb singer r kelly has been charged with a range of sex offences, including involvement in a scheme
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to recruit women and girls to engage in illegal sexual activity with him. he was arrested in chicago earlier today. the singer has already pleaded not guilty to more than 20 sex offences. let's speak to our correspondent in washington nada tawfik. r kelly will appear in court later today and he faces federal charges that have come out of investigations not just that have come out of investigations notjust in illinois but new york as well. in illinois he faces a 13 count indictment which includes charges of child pornography, obstruction of justice. charges of child pornography, obstruction ofjustice. in new york we have gotten to see the indictment against the grammy award—winning singer. he has basically been charged by a federal prosecutor of running a criminal enterprise where he would use his celebrity to entice girls and women to come into his orbit and he would separate them from theirfamilies orbit and he would separate them from their families and loved orbit and he would separate them from theirfamilies and loved ones, making them dependent on him financially. they said r kelly user rules about what they could eat and
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wear, what they should call him, and emotionally and sexually abused these young girls and women. a spokesman for r kelly has already been speaking about their side said that when r kelly was arrested last night outside of his trump tower apartment in chicago, walking his dog, he was not surprised by the new charges because he knew this investigation was taking place. but he said he looks forward to his day in court. he has denied these allegations which go back decades ad which has planted a social media campaign called mute r kelly, where other prominent celebrities have come out and spoken against r kelly because mainly of women who have spoken out in this documentary called surviving r kelly, chronicling the abuse they allegedly suffered at his hands. president trump has spoken again
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about the resignation of the british ambassador. he told reporters today that maybe he had been hasty to criticise the diplomat.|j that maybe he had been hasty to criticise the diplomat. i wish the british ambassador well. some people just told me, too bad, they said he at least said a very good things about me. he was referring to other people, and i guess i quoted lindsey graham today, he said some things that were nice from the british ambassador, but i wish the british ambassador, but i wish the british ambassador well. but they have got to stop their leaking problems there, just like they have to stop them and our country. go spike that is the president on the ambassador, you will remember he had earlier called him a pompous and wacky... events inside his own administration, donald trump has lost another member of his senior team. our america corresponded gary donahue is at a washington to us
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more. this is harsh alex acosta, he has been under pressure in relation to the arrest ofjeffrey epstein, the 490 who has been accused of six trafficking charges, involving young girls. mr acosta was a federal prosecutor in florida 12 years ago when he brokered a deal on separate charges that mr epstein was facing that had been criticised for the leniency of that deal, particularly because mr epstein got a prison sentence of 30 months but spared six days a week in his own office as a result of the prison sentence. acosta at the case in which she has got entangled, obviously it creates yet again the sense that it is a white house and an administration
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and turmoil in terms of its personnel. de turnover is extraordinary. i'd a back of the envelope just before coming on—air, andi envelope just before coming on—air, and i can count ten cabinet secretaries that have gone one way or another in the last two and a half years you thick secretary of state, the defence secretary, interior secretary, homelike security secretary, the help out human services secretary, the environment secretary, the un ambassador is gone. that is before you even get to other senior post like the chief of staff of national security, press secretary, director of communications, etc. the turnover is huge, which goes a good deal of instability, and particularly in these departments that end up with acting secretary is in charge of them. a real concern about direction and momentum and leadership, that is what is likely to cause the
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ministration some problems in the long—term. ministration some problems in the long-term. thank you. now it's time for a look at the weather with ben rich. some showers in the forecast, for the rest of this afternoon into this evening across central and southern scotla nd evening across central and southern scotland down across the pennines and extending into the east midlands, the odd heavy possibly thundery one. though showers were eased through the night with many places dry to start saturday morning. best of the clear spells down to the south. not as muggy as it has been in recent nights. plenty of fine weather on saturday and increasing amounts of sunshine, there will be showers across northern scotland and breaking out again across central and southern parts of scotland down across the pennines, going into the west midlands as well. away from this area as it should be dry, 20—23d but cliff is a mercy coasts and the risk
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of showers increases again. it earns more unsettled rate next week.
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this is bbc news — our latest headlines. a man who stabbed a father to death in front of his 14—year—old son on a train in surrey is sentenced to life, with a minimum term of 28 years. a second royal navy warship — hms duncan — is on its way to the gulf as tensions with iran escalate over the free movement of shipping. a teenager has been found not guilty of murdering 17—year—old yousef makki, who was stabbed with a flick knife in cheshire in march. more than 30 climate change protestors appear in court in london charged with public order offences. and an ordeal in the sky — we'll have the story of the air canada flight that took a plunge at 36 thousand feet.
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sport now on afternoon live with hugh ferris, and novak djokovic is the first player into the wimbledon men's final on sunday? rafael nadal and roger federer about to get under way. yes, and novak djokovic beat roberto bautista agut. he was planning to be ina bautista agut. he was planning to be in a visa this weekend. —— ibiza this weekend. novak djokovic canal sit back and enjoy the semifinal. yes, he can indeed. robert bautista agut was due to be on his stag do
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but he flew them across to see him play but he lost in four sets. novak djokovic overcame a mid—match slump, he took the first set but dropped the second before closing it out in four sets. he is into a 21st grand slam final. we will hope to wind yet another wimbledon title, potentially back—to—back titles. he was due to hold all four grand slam titles at the same time when he crashed out of the same time when he crashed out of the french open at the semifinals. he is showing realform at the french open at the semifinals. he is showing real form at the moment and it is going to be hard to pick a winner this year. you have to consider how well he is playing. it is his dream to reach another wimbledon final but with roger federer and rafael adele out in court now, in the big much of the day. it is the first time they have played here at wimbledon since that epic final back in 2008. let's hear
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from novak djokovic after that big wind today. this has been a dream tournament for me since i was a child. to be in another final is a dream come true. regardless of the history in the many finals i have played, playing finals in wimbledon is something different. i will enjoy that experience. we will indeed. how do you pick between these two? let's go to centre court where roger federer and rafael nadal are due to meet for the 40th time in their careers and must be played here it was in that epic final in 2008. it was in that epic final in 2008. it was rafael nadal who came out in on top. it is astonishing here we are once again talking about these three, roger federer, nadaland
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novak djokovic. it is going to be a huge match with a huge cloud out in centre court and i'm sure everyone the world over will be keeping their ice peeled to see the outcome, to see who will face novak djokovic in the final on sunday. and a la pthorne and a lapthorne one alongside dylan alcott. it is worth pointing out we will play him in the single next. and a la pthorne will play him in the single next. and a lapthorne getting his hands on some silverware. mckinsey somewhere in the wheelchair doubles because alfie hewitt is an action alongside gordon reid and they are going well.
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6-3 gordon reid and they are going well. 6—3 they took the first set and they dropped the second 6—2, they are on top now, 5—4, a employee at the moment. —— a break in play at the moment. the first of the three home nations involved in the netball world cup had something of a chastening experience in their opening game. northern ireland had the tough task of facing the world number ones and defending champions australia who lived up to that reputation with an 88 to 24 win in liverpool. commonwealth champions england and scotland both play their first game later. meanwhile the first game of the whole tournament featured new zealand, one of the teams expected to eventually reach the semi finals. they had a comfortable start too beating malawi 64—45 next to the latest 100
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million pound footballer. antoine griezmann has become the third most expensive transfer in history if you measure it in up front fees... because barcelona have agreed to pay more than 107 million pounds for the french international. that was the amount of his release fee at atletico madrid and he's signed a 5 year contract with a new release fee of 800 million. that is all your support for now. -- sport. now on afternoon live — let's go nationwide — and see what's happening around the country — in our daily visit to the bbc newsrooms around the uk. the women's netball world cup has started today and hopes are high for the england team the roses, let's go to richard askam in liverpool. how much buzz as there around this? we have seen some fantastic action
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here already at the arena. it is a wonderful atmosphere, we are building up to the next match which is jamaica, building up to the next match which isjamaica, fiji, building up to the next match which is jamaica, fiji, the building up to the next match which isjamaica, fiji, the women building up to the next match which is jamaica, fiji, the women are warming up in the background. it started this morning with new zealand beating malawi and we have seen some terrific competition. my favourite was zimbabwe beating sri lanka. wonderful atmosphere. the australians showed why the id number one ranked side in the world, competing in that court over there against northern ireland and u nfortu nately for against northern ireland and unfortunately for the northern irish women, they were bang on form and showed why they are the defending champions. many people think they will be the team to beat. we have heard a lot about the building interest in women's sport stop we had the football recently. how i crowds? looking behind you or i can see some empty seats. is there enough interest in this? there
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really is. there are some empty seats. there arena holds two courts. just under 8000 fans. the early matches, especially the matches with african nations, were sold out. zimbabwe were fantastic against sri lanka, they were shouting and dancing, standing up in front of their seats here in the arena and outside as well. fabulous scenes. fans from all around the world are coming and the atmosphere is fabulous, so inclusive and warm as well. i had a chat with fans from a couple of nations a little earlier on, that's from zimbabwe and australia. here is what they had to say. it is wonderful, it is great. liverpool has been so friendly and the weather is not as perfect as back home. you cannot have everything! hopefully the girls from
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australia will do better than the boysin australia will do better than the boys in the cricket yesterday. australia will do better than the boys in the cricket yesterdaylj boys in the cricket yesterday.” hope and pray to get to the quarterfinals and semifinals. i know there are some great players, england, australia, jamaica, the usual suspects. netball is a big sport in general, from cricket and football we have not done very well but that will unite people from all walks of life. this —— netball unites people. england and scotland are in action tonight. england taking on uganda and scotland against samoa. the roses will be hoping to make a statement in that match. they have shown how they are in the past, winning commonwealth gold last year. let's hope scotland can get off with a win as well. it is going to be fabulous, it is a fantastic event in liverpool. good luck to all the home teams and
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have fun. if you would like to see more on any of those stories you can find them on the iplayer and regal nationwide every weekday afternoon at 4:30pm. police across the uk are being given a new set of technology tools to help them fight online child abuse. the home office say it will enable officers to scan a suspect‘s hard drive much more quickly. a search that would have taken 24 hours before will now take just 30 minutes. danny shaw reports. a unique glimpse inside scotland ya rd's digital investigation department. this is where computers, smartphones and memory sticks are brought for analysis to provide evidence in the most complex crimes. these components are being repaired in the electronics lab.
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they're from a phone seized during a murder inquiry. scientists can restore phones thrown into water, set on fire, or stamped on, but it's painstaking work and there are lengthy delays. the problem for police is there are so many devices, it's taking too long to gather all the evidence. around four months on average. so, new techniques are being introduced to speed up the process. there you go, so in a matter of seconds it has said there's indecent images on this device. the new technology shown to the home secretary will help police compare indecent material with that held on the child abuse data base. the database has 13 million images. it's growing by1 million every four months. the new computers can scan a hard drive in 30 minutes. it currently takes 24 hours. you could describe it as a game changer in that it means that more of the victims will be protected. but also, just as importantly,
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more of these vile paedophiles will be caught and they will be taken through the courts and this will be presented as evidence and i hope more of them will be locked up behind bars where they belong. another benefit is that investigators will not have to spend so long looking at images of abuse because artificial intelligence will do it for them. for police officers, there is a limit to how many images you can look at. four hours is enough per day, if you look at more it could cause problems psychologically, so having a machine running 24 hours a day would be fantastic and you are not exposing officers to unnecessary images. technology has advanced a lot over the years and law enforcement is having to keep up. but it all comes down to police officers to carry out investigations and make the key decisions at a time when the service remains severely stretched and short of detectives. danny shaw, bbc news, at the met digital forensics lab in central london.
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we are going to go back to the old bailey for a statement from the family of lee pomeroy, the victim motored on a train into london in january and the murderer, darren pencille convicted today and sentenced to a minimum of 21 —— 28 yea rs. our correspondent dan johnson is at the old bailey. this was a case where a brief argument resulted any moment of shocking violence and ended with the death of an adored father, husband, and brother. no argument, however heated, should result in the violent scene that day and ill family members should ever bear witness to the violent death of a loved one. it was solely the actions of a murderer who when challenged could only
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respond with a vicious threat and arm himself with that knife which led to the death of mr lee pomeroy. the loss of him has left an indelible hole in the lives of his family. he was the rock, their main breadwinner and he soulmate to his wife. he was a defender, guide and mentor to his teenage son. i hope witnessing the conviction of both darren pencille and chelsea mitchell provides some small comfort and helps them slowly to be able to piece their lives back together. i would like to thank them all, especially his wife for their invaluable support throughout this investigation and the courage they have shown throughout this trial. i would also like to thank the dedication of my specialist officers and staff from the british transport
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police in tracking down darren pencille less than 24—hour is after this horrific murder. and the months they have dedicated to securing the damning evidence of mitchell's attem pts damning evidence of mitchell's atte m pts to damning evidence of mitchell's attempts to help darren pencille avoid justice. it was there evidence and the accounts of the brave eight minutes is to establish true facts we re minutes is to establish true facts were in court. it is a difficult time for the family and the ask their privacy is respected. thank you. the family impact statement there from the family. we see his widow and sisters, the victim of that
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ferocious stabbing on a train from guildford to london in the early days of january of this year and that was detective chief inspector simon blackburn giving the statement. any moment we will have the business news but lets look at the headlines. a man who stabbed a father to death in front of his son on a train in surrey is found guilty of murder. a second royal navy warship — hms duncan — is on its way to the gulf as tensions with iran escalate. a teenager has been found not guilty of murdering 17—year—old yousef makki, who was stabbed with a flick knife in cheshire in march. here's your business headlines on afternoon live. summer travel plans for those flying from heathrow are under threat with 4,000 staff threatening to strike on six days in july and august. the world's oldest travel agent
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thomas cook is in talks to secure a 750 million pound rescue deal to help it keep trading and reinvent itself for a future in which consumers don't need travel agents as much as they once did. car—makers volkswagen and ford are teaming up to work on self—driving and electric car technology to help them save money. vw is paying two billion pounds to buy a share in ford's research unit. but the two manufacturers say they'll remain fiercely competitive when it comes to selling cars. can you give us more detail on the threatened strike at heathrow. there is a pay dispute between staff and airport management. staff have voted to strike on six days injuly and august. july 26 and 27th, august fifth and august to six, and august
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23 and 24th. unite the union have spoken about summer travel chaos, this is the busiest time of the year. heathrow say they have contingency plans in place to remain open and operate safely. management wa nt to open and operate safely. management want to talk to staff somewhat to try and avoid these mistakes. that is quite soon. yes, indeed. two weeks from now. it is not the only potential strike. british airways is also in dispute with its pilots about a pay deal. they are still balloting pilots so no strike action is confirmed but it is looking like a strong potential. one of the date i have heard mentioned, august five coincides with the planned heathrow strikes so those two things at once could be quite nasty. not nice news for the weekends. what have the markets got to be thankful about? for the weekends. what have the markets got to be thankful abounm has not been a great week for the
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ftse. there was hopes it would end in the green but it has not. it is interesting the dow has ended in positive territory. we have heard talks about the states letting sentiment about it but not in the uk, part of the reason has been the thomas cook. it is reflecting the fa ct thomas cook. it is reflecting the fact that existing shareholders are going to have the value of their shares dated. they are going to the door. exactly, the pound has taken a drubbing this week. it has recovered slightly because of the interest rate in the united states reducing the value of the dollar. but it has gone down to territory it has not
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beenin gone down to territory it has not been in for two years, with the prospect of a no brexit growing. louise dudley is portfolio manager of global equities at hermes investment management. nothing to lift the spirits of sterling investors at end of bad week. not especially. we have had this ongoing brexit uncertainty for a lot of businesses that have been holding backin of businesses that have been holding back in terms of their investment. there are growth expectations continuing to weaken and so that has beena continuing to weaken and so that has been a challenge for this week. let us look at thomas cook. it has a terrible performance in its shares, dragging on the ftse today. almost 60% lower. this refinancing deal is not finalised but does this figure reflects just how much shareholders expect their value to be wiped out? yes, and certainly that rapid sell off something that happens when
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greater issues on the shares and diversion is happening. however, for those investors that are long—term in nature, those that put capital going forward, they are going to benefit in the long term. the shares have struggled early in the year from the same brexit uncertainty and the slowing in the industry. is there any optimism out there that thomas cook can be turned around and it can find a niche for itself at a time when so many of us are assembling our own package holidays? yes, it has a strong brand name and some of the relationships they have, if they can do that they will have some market value. the bondholders are seeing that value today. ok, thank you very much forjoining us. that is it from me. that was interesting, thank you.
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passengers have been describing their ordeal on an air canada jet when it hit severe turbulence on its way to australia and had to make an emergency landing. more than 30 passengers suffered minor injuries after being thrown out of their seats and hitting their heads. lisa hampele has more. inside the plane once they knew they were safe. moments earlier at 36,000 feet in the air and two hours into the flight, the aircraft had plunged. one passenger said it fell hundreds of feet. air canada said it had encountered unforecast and sudden turbulence. oxygen masks down and food scattered on the floor, people smashed their heads, cracking plastic casing. the seat in front of me, the girl hit the plastic overhead and actually snapped and broke it and the oxygen mask came down. the plane was diverted to honolulu. passengers and crew, many wearing neck braces, were thankful to be on the ground. the emergency services were on hand.
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most of those hurt suffered neck and back injuries. it went bang and the people just shot up and then down again and then it was over. a couple of stewardesses were injured and a lot of people had cuts to their head. when rescue services went on board, they assessed the injured. at the end, there were 37, 30 of them were transported, nine were serious, 21 were stable. the nightmare is over now for the 284 people who were on the flight, with only one of them still in hospital and the boeing 777 from vancouver is set to continue its journey to sydney later today. lisa hampele, bbc news. that's it from afternoon live for today, next the bbc news at 5 with jane hill. quick update from wimbledon. roger
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federer three, no nadal, too. time for a look at the weather... here's ben rich. a decent amount of dry and bright weather on the cards as we head into the weekend but today it has not been quite as straightforward. a lot of cloud in chester. you can see some cloud drifting across the map and light showers across parts of wales and the midlands. the odd thunderstorm close to east anglia and we will see showers in a few places through this afternoon, specially across central and southern parts of scotland, down the spine of northern england. many spots staying dry. 15 degrees in aberdeen, 24 in cardiff and london. we do not rule out a showerfor wimbledon. there is a chance for a shower tomorrow but a sunday should be dry with temperatures heading down a
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little bit. for the rest of us, some of the showers will continue across central and eastern areas and fade away. large areas of cloud overnight and some clear spells. the best of those towards the south. temperatures between 12 and 15 and slightly fresher. through the weekend it is a story of high pressure taking control. the chance for showers will decrease as high pressure takes control. during tomorrow, one or two showers are likely, some across northern scotland and through the afternoon sun breaking out across parts of southern and eastern scotland, down across the pennines, drifting into the midlands. some could be on the heavy side, some spots avoiding them and staying dry. it will feel cool along the coast. 17 or 18 degrees but warmer inland. on sunday, a fair amount of cloud around with some sunny spells but at this stage only a very small chance for a shower and the vast majority will stay dry.
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still a cooler feel for north sea coasts and further west, those temperatures down on where they have been. 20-23d. busy weekend in sports. the british grand prix on sunday will be largely dry. some cloud around. it is a similar story for the cricket. lots of cloudy but dry weather as well, temperatures getting into the low 20s. a fine day to come on monday with things turning unsettled from the west as we head deeper into the week.
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today at five... a man who stabbed a passenger to death onboard a train has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 28 years. a row broke out between the two men — lee pomeroy was stabbed 18 times in front of his teenage son. this is the moment darren pencille was arrested. thejudge called it a ‘senseless loss of life'. we'll have the latest from court. the other main stories on bbc news at 5... the two men battling to win the tory leadership contest face questioning — borisjohnson admits his comments

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