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bairstow was here, and ireland plasma captain could do no more except head back to the pavilion and watch. so who would stand strong and hat for ireland? andrew balbirnie was the hero of theirfirst innings — he failed this time. the experienced paul stirling — clean bowled for none. 19 runs scored, three irish batsmen out. the equation was swinging, definitely, england's way. joe wilson, bbc news, at lords. time for a look at the weather. house of fraser, that we have had the heat wave. it has ended for many but not all of us. at the moment in northern scotland skies look like this, with warm if not hot weather round. a reminder of the temperatures. yesterday we got to 38.1. sometimes more data becomes more available but at the moment we think that was the highest
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temperatures on record, but also the second highest temperature ever recorded in the uk, and those temperature records were tumbling in europe with new national records set in belgium, netherlands, germany and luxembourg. at the moment we have a weather front bringing wet weather, stretching into kent, sussex, into the greater london area and on to the greater london area and on to the east midlands. this front isn't going to move very far, very fast. there could be a few areas that see a bit of rain from that, otherwise bright or sunny spells. temperatures for most of us a more comfortable. low to mid o 20s but there are some areas that see higher temperatures, we could see temperatures peaking between 28 and 30 given sunshine, an outside chance of a thunderstorm perhaps. northern scotland stays dry and sunny. temperatures in the high 20s so a few of us where the heat wave is just about holding on. tonight outbreaks of rain, heavier as well before spreading on to
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scotland. scotland. northern ireland should stay dry. it will be a more co mforta ble should stay dry. it will be a more comfortable night for sleeping with temperatures getting down 1a and 17 for many. the weekend weather will be dominated by this weather front. it will be slow—moving, bringing heavy rain at times to scotland, northern england lincolnshire as well. there is a risk of localised flooding, the amount of rain we see from place to place will vary but some could get 40—60 millimetres of rain, so localised flood sag possibility. it looks like the wet weather should stay away from northern ireland, south—west eengland. northern scotland not doing badly with sunshine here, temperatures for most of us down into the high teens to low 20s, that same weather front still on the charts for sunday, perhaps moving into northern ireland, so a change in the weather here, a few showers and sunny spells for scotland. again probably towards the far south—west of england southern wales, the weather front stays away with dry
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weather front stays away with dry weather and sunshine and this weekend where ever the sunshine comes out it will feel warm. the heat wave certainly over this weekend. the focus on heavy rain. a reminder of our top story: borisjohnson says his promise to recruit 20,000 new police officers for england and wales over three years will begin within weeks. that's all from the bbc news at 0ne, so it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. good afternoon. it is 1:30pm, and here is your latest sports news. ireland are in big, big trouble on the third day of the test match against england at lord's, losing
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six wickets in quick succession. they run 2a—6 in their sixth innings. latest man to go, kevin 0'brien forjust four. innings. latest man to go, kevin 0'brien for just four. england innings. latest man to go, kevin 0'brien forjust four. england are chasing 182. at the start of play, they were hopeful. they took their first wicket with their first ball of the day. those hopes are disappearing very quickly for them. in the last couple of hours, australia have named their squad for the ashes, which begin at edgbaston next thursday. some additions, we might have been expecting, others not so much. yes, the name that stands out to me as cameron bancroft, one of three band in the ball tampering scandal. you may stale take to the field alongside the other two, stephen smith and david warner, and if so, i think the england card will let them know about it. i think we can take them for granted. he scored 93 in them for granted. he scored 93 in the warm up for australia, so he is probably in there for that reason.
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another name standing out, matthew wade, who has been in and out of this australian set up for some time. and james patterson, and it case, whose brother darren actually played for england in a test match. james‘ career has been heavily hit by injury, but he is a fast bowler and hits the back really hard. but he isa and hits the back really hard. but he is a big if, because his body has broken down in a number of occasions. australia are the holders, but they‘ve not won the ashes in england since 2001. what have they done with the squad to attempt to ensure this happens? they had been planning the series for a very long time. i was out in australia at the end of the last series, even then, they were talking about asking questions about how they were getting ready for the series. they have used the duke ball, ball using england, over in australia, to try and replicate the swinging ball they might have to deal with, and their selections follow the pattern of dealing with the swinging ball, really. so you got the likes of bancroft, another who has scored more than 1000 runs
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for glamorgan. siddle has been playing for essex. it is all players who are used to dealing with english conditions. australia think the ball will swing the summer, and that will decide the series. preparing for that and dealing with it are two very different things. we look forward to it. patrick, thanks for your analysis. british heavyweight dyllian whyte has responded after testing for a banned substance after 0scar sports direct at the weekend. he says he is disappointed with the rubbish that has been said about him. —— 0scar dyllian whyte. he says he won the bout fair and square. sebastien battle has set the home time at his home grand prix. leclerc is on the time sheet second, followed by lewis hamilton in the new look mercedes. you can follow this on the bbc sport website and app. england‘s net bowlers will find out their new head coach of the next
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half an hour. tracey neville step down following the bronze medal at the summer‘s world cup. she had been in charge forfour years the summer‘s world cup. she had been in charge for four years and of course, w011 in charge for four years and of course, won commonwealth gold last year. two meaningful stages left at the tour de france before it finishes at the champs—elysees on sunday. stage 19 is under way and you can follow it on the bbc sport website and app. that‘s just what for now. thanks very much, jane. "a very bad day" from a brexit negotiation perspective. "a very bad day" from a brexit that‘s the verdict of ireland‘s foreign minister, simon coveney, on the new prime minister borisjohnson‘s performance yesterday in the house of commons. it comes as the new northern ireland secretaryjulian smith meets party leaders in the province. mr coveney said mrjohnson‘s policy appeared put britain on a collision course with the eu and ireland. the statements of the british prime minister yesterday at the house of commons were very unhelpful to this process. he seems to have made a deliberate
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decision to set britain on a collision course with the european union, and with ireland, in relation to the brexit negotiations. i think only he can answer the question as to why he is doing that. from the taoiseach, from michelle barnier, from president‘s tusk and junker, the approach that the british prime minister has taken is going to not be the basis of an agreement, that is worrying to everybody, and that means that our no—deal brexit contingency planning and preparations... well, they are already pretty intense, quite frankly. it is a big, big priority in government, and it has been for quite some time, but we will continue to really focus lot of effort and resource and ensuring that we are as ready as we can be for the impact of a no—deal brexit on this island, and as i‘ve said
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before, that can be very, very challenging for many parties, many businesses, many sectors, and we are trying to do anything we can to mitigate. it was a very bad day yesterday, and we have to wait and see whether that message changes in the weeks ahead. as we‘ve been reporting, the irish foreign minister‘s comments come as the new northern ireland secretarey, julian smith, meets party leaders in the province. emma vardy is in londonderry and told us about the biggest challenges that await mr smith. the northern ireland briefers got to be one of the most cabinet positions to ta ke be one of the most cabinet positions to take on. the biggest challenge facing her to start with is trying
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to restore devolved government here, because northern ireland hasn‘t had a government at stormont for 2.5 yea rs a government at stormont for 2.5 years now. the dup and sinn fein are the two largest parties and have spent so many there long arguing over issues that they still have not been able to resolve. julian smith will come in as an impartial broker, if you like, but the immediate problem he faces is that the democratic unionist party having this relationship in westminster. he is already under a cloud with the nationalist parties at westminster who believe he is already in bed with the dup and therefore cannot be impartial when the two sides get round the table. there are of course many issues to deal with as well. forjulian smith, legacy issues, from northern ireland‘s 30 is a
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conflict which are still played out here day to day, and of course, there is very controversial votes which took place in westminster recently over legislating to decriminalise abortion here in northern ireland and legislating to legalise same—sex marriage. a controversy legalise same—sex marriage. a c0 ntrove i’sy over legalise same—sex marriage. a controversy over these issues here in northern ireland, and julian smith will have to look at how he legislates for that in parliament. of course, he must also deal with the very delicate balance between the very delicate balance between the political parties here. you have got the biggest nationalist party here, sinn fein, and the sdlp on one side, the democratic unionist party and the ulster unionist party and the other side, and those historical tensions have always been very difficult for the northern ireland‘s secretaries of state. those are the things finishing julian smith. —— facing him. he is here in londonderry meeting local politicians today. he has said it
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will be his priority to try to restore devolved government here. his predecessor karen bradley struggled a great deal to make any progress. we will have to see if julian smith can break the deadlock. emma vardy there. at least 115 migrants are missing and feared drowned in a shipwreck off the coast of libya. around 130 more were rescued, in what the un‘s refugee agency is calling the deadliest shipwreck in the mediterranean so far this year, asjohn mcmanus reports. shocked and dazed. these are the lucky ones, the survivors who made it back to land thanks to the libyan coast guard. around 145 migrants were rescued when their boat sank. but up to 150 are feared drowned. the ongoing civil war in libya is contributing to the migrant problem. with two competing governments, as well as violent militias, law and order has broken down, allowing ruthless gangs to exploit those desperate to get to europe. this wooden boat went down off the coast of khoms,
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60 miles from the capital tripoli. most migrants crossing here are trying to reach italy. the charity medecins sans frontieres says most of those on board were from ethiopia, but there were also palestinians and sudanese, like this woman whose child drowned. translation: i lost my seven—year—old child because of the organisation, because they do not help us, they do not help migrants. i wish they could bring in a foreigner to work at the organisation here, so they can see our situation. but europe has increasingly closed its doors. italy‘s deputy prime minister matteo salvini has banned foreign—flagged ngo ships from docking at italian ports. the libyan coastguard has increased its patrols but those it rescues are returned to detention centres such as this one, condemned for their inhumane conditions. the un refugee agency says that safe passageways between africa and europe must be opened up, or there will be more tragedies.
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john mcmcanus, bbc news. the federal death penalty is being reintroduced in the united states. the federaljustice department is now scheduled the executions of five inmates on death row next december and january. since 2003, the only executions under the death penalty had been carried out at state rather than federal level. our north america correspondent chris buckler explains more. as far as the department ofjustice, the attorney general bill barr are concerned, they believe that these penalties and these convictions have been handed out along with the death penalty as a result of decisions being made by a court, and in their words, they say they owe it to the victims and the families to carry forward the sentence imposed by the justice system. at the same time, though, as you can imagine, there will be campaigners who try to fight
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this as much as they possibly can. there are many in the united states who are concerned about the potential of wrongful convictions. there has also been a lot of criticism about trying to get the right drugs to carry out these kind of executions, and it has proved difficult over the years to do that. as you say, at state level, for those convicted of state crimes, executions have taken place, but actually, the numbers have fallen in recent yea rs. actually, the numbers have fallen in recent years. but this is a deliberate signal by the trump administration that they want to change things, they will once again go ahead with using the death penalty, and this could lead to more challenges in the congress and the courts. ina courts. in a moment, all the businesses, the first headlines here on bbc news. boris johnson‘s plans for recruiting an extra 20,000 police officers over the next 20 years in england and wales are being set out. a new policing board will oversee process. further disruption for air and rail
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passengers this morning after this there were yesterday present are extremely high temperatures. a leading conservative brexiteer steve baker has turned down a job in boris johnson‘s steve baker has turned down a job in borisjohnson‘s government, steve baker has turned down a job in boris johnson‘s government, saying he would have been powerless if he had returned to his old department. hello, i‘m jamie robertson. hello, i‘mjamie robertson. here is the business news. mike ashley... mike ashley‘s sports direct are still finalising their latest results, which were due to have been released. we won‘t bring you news on that as soon as we hear of any details. —— we will bring you news on that. the company that owns google, alphabet, the retail giant amazon both reported a mere 20% rise in revenues for the last quarter. in reve nu es in revenues for the last quarter. in revenues and profits at a property website here in the uk, rightmove, have continued to march ahead despite the actual number of people
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buying houses or flats despite the actual number of people buying houses orflats in despite the actual number of people buying houses or flats in the first six months of the year. revenues rose by 10%. numbers from the bank tsb. you remember last year they had an it meltdown. unsurprisingly, they reported a £107 million loss for the first half of 2018. well, this year, things are a bit different. tsb says it has begun a new chapter, and is making profits, not losses. £21 million of the first six months of the year through to the end ofjune. it's the year through to the end ofjune. it‘s had to spend an extra 36 million on top of 330 million that it spent last year trying to put systems right. the numbers do seem otherwise to be going on the right direction. deposits are up, and mortgages too. frances coppola, independent banking analyst, joins us. do you think things are going in the right direction? it certainly looks
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that way. they have managed to increase their deposits and are increasing their lending, so it does look like they are moving on, which is very good news, and must be a huge relief to the chief executive, debbie crosby, who took over from paul pasteur after he fell on his sword over the issue. are they still vulnerable to that kind of meltdown? these are the sorts of things which crop up with alarming regularity, don‘t they? crop up with alarming regularity, don't they? they do, but i don't know whether i would necessarily regard this type of meltdown as a risk for tsb now. in a way, because they have already had such a meltdown, they will be very sensitive to it happening again. but these outages do happen. we have had outages at rbs, as you know, and at other banks. the whole infrastructure as a little bit vulnerable to these kinds of problems. what about in terms of margins, banks‘ actual profitability, how is it doing? —— the bank‘s visibility? we would see it is a work in
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progress. it is certainly way better thanit progress. it is certainly way better than it was. there is a certain issue around a margin which has declined a bit, and what they call management property is substantially lower, but a lot of that is because they are saying basically the cost of regulatory initiatives is really quite high, so yeah, i think it will bea quite high, so yeah, i think it will be a little while before they would be a little while before they would be totally on a sound footing. be a little while before they would be totally on a sound footingm be a little while before they would be totally on a sound footing. is it going to be able to make a lot of money and in this very low interest rate environment? if there is no—deal brexit, you would imagine interest rates will be a slide down as they can possibly go. cana a slide down as they can possibly go. can a bank make money in that environment? i think we are heading for very low interest rates whether or not we have no—deal brexit, because if we look at what is happening in the world right now, all central banks have entered into an easing cycle, with the whole thing slowing. so banks face a challenging time right now, with very low interest rates and the prospect of further cuts,
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tsb will be as vulnerable as any other banks of that. thank you so much for that. just a few other stories. mother and baby products retailer mothercare has said it is making "progress" in switching its uk retailarm to an independent franchise. its comments came as it released another downbeat trading update, with sales falling amid a "challenging" market. that is an expression we have heard before. estate agent foxtons has reported a £3.2 million loss, wider than the £2.5 million reported a year earlier. nic budden, chief executive, said: "the prolonged downturn "in the london sales market and continued political "uncertainty continues to impact our results." vodafone is creating a separate unit to manage the towers which carry antennae for its mobile phone network. with 61,700 towers in ten markets, it will be the biggest business of its type in europe.
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shares rose on the news. quick look at the markets. there they are. ftse up a little bit, not .5%. sports direct, the shares down sharply because of the result. what is going on there? we don‘t know. 0il is going on there? we don‘t know. oil prices at the moment up, the pound against the euro is still the same as at the end of last week, a little on the weak side rather than the strong side. that‘s the business news. more in an hour. thank you. now, while most children count the days till the summer holidays, many there parents, who rely on free school dinners in term time, are counting how they will pay the increased food bills. 0ur reporter fiona lamdin was at a school in margate for us earlier, where staff have teamed up with community groups to make sure children get a nutritious meal in the weeks ahead. let's say the girls need new shoes, or my car breaks, like it did this week,
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what's going to go, you know, where i'm going to get that money from, is the food budget. because they've got to have shoes that fit, you know? and we've got to have the car running so that i can do school and i can do work. so what's going to happen is that the food budget is going to get slashed, and we're going to be having a lot more things on toast. so, cheese on toast, beans on toast, egg on toast. single mum daisy always manages to feed her two daughters, pearl and violet. but sometimes, like tonight, she‘ll go without. yeah, tonight they'll have beans on toast, but i... i probably won't. i probably will just have a cup of tea. i don't want to... i don't want to open a whole other tin of beans, and i think we are all right for bread, but i do have to think about how much bread i've got left for tomorrow for breakfast. girls! in term time, daisy knows her daughters will be fed. they, like over a million children across the country, are eligible for free school meals. but it‘s the growing problem
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of hunger during the holidays that could affect up to three million children this summer. if they give us potatoes then we do pomme dauphinoise, you know? it‘s the recipe development... former head teacher sharon goodyer makes meals for everybody. she just loves to cook. and one day there was a mum on the bus telling her children what they were going to have for tea. she was so thin, she was so tired. she told her children they were going to have hot dogs, alphabet potato and scotch pancakes. it just clicked. i think i‘ve got a way that she can have a better choice. and so sharon‘s summer kitchen was born. run from the local primary in thanet, last year she fed over 800 children during the holidays. the thing that‘s doing well this year are the fruit. and while some of the food comes from her garden, most is donated from local farmers. this is about being
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kind to each other. this is about not austerity, but a taste of prosperity. i think we‘ve forgotten how good life can be. we are rich in broad beans! ha—ha! much better than money, isn‘t it? sharon will not only feed families this summer but teach them how to cook. normally they get baked beans, normally, because they're used to baked beans at school. but broad beans are a little bit different. do you remember what that was called? that was called cavolo nero. for the next five weeks, daisy knows she and her girls will be fed if they need it. the summer kitchen open to all, a place this mum says is free from stigma and shame. rugby league‘s women‘s challenge cup final tomorrow will be a special day for one yorkshire schoolgirl. castleford‘s hollie dodd turns 16
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today, and so she will become the youngest person ever — male orfemale — to play in a challenge cup final. katie shanahan went to meet her. this is hollie dodd. atjust 16 years old, she has the world at her feet, and this is what all the fuss is about. commentator: it is a brilliant run from hollie dodd. she is going all the way. i went to meet hollie and her dad to find out more about rugby league‘s rising star. i never even touched a rugby ball before until year 7 and then people, my pe staff, were telling me to get down to rugby and ijust fitted in straight away, really. i have not always been in rugby league. i used to be a ballroom dancer when i was younger but then, around about five years ago, i started watching and playing rugby and i've been watching finals and things ever since. what a contrast between sports. i just can‘t believe where we‘re at today, compared to where we were when we were going out buying dance dresses, dance shoes and stuff like that.
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now we have about 50 rugby balls in our garage at home. from tango to tackles and sparkles to studs, hollie‘s castleford coach thinks she is one in a million. she's undoubtedly the best 16—year—old i've seen. i have been involved in this sport a very long time and for me she is an absolute silent assassin. she is classy, she's fast, she's got great skills. if she is not in an england shirt in the next couple of years, i will be very surprised. when hollie runs out for her debut tomorrow, she will make history by becoming the youngest person ever to play in the challenge cup final. castleford missed out on rugby league‘s biggest prize last year but could hollie be the missing piece to the puzzle as they take on leeds again? i wouldn't want to do it with any other team, really. especially my own club, my own town. i can‘t even put into words how proud i am of her, yeah. it goes without saying, just in everyday life, just for being a nice person
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and for being my daughter. a little bit more proud obviously because of her exploits on the pitch with the rugby ball. oh, yeah, we'll bring back the silver. that would be amazing. hollie may be sweet 16 but she is hoping she can make a big impact in the final. now it‘s time for a look at the weather. coming up this afternoon live with carrie gracie. more on what the weekend where they will be doing, as well as an update on all the politics. you are watching bbc news, and it is coming up to 1:57pm. now time for a look at the whether with sarah keith lucas. hello. after the heat and humidity of recent days, things are turning cooler and fresher than many of us. still hot in eastern england and
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scotland, where we could touch 30 in east anglia, for example. as the evening comes, more heavy showers and parts of south—east england, midlands, northern england in eastern scotland as well. on the cloud and rain, mild humid. pressure conditions for sleeping further west. 0vernight on saturday, this frontal system will be quite slow moving, so outbreaks of rain from the south of england, north of england into scotland, there could be at the odd thunderstorm on the edge of that area of rain. i decided that, spells of sunshine to the north and east of scotland in south—west england, northern wales and scotland. temperatures typically in the high teens or early 20s. —— low 20s.
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hello, you‘re watching afternoon live. today at two... borisjohnson says recruitment of 20,000 new police officers for england and wales will begin within weeks. the forces short of officers, i‘ll lower numbers in 197a. after the record—breaking heat come the storms — halting trains and planes, and causing more disruption for passengers. the lack of communication was the biggest issue for us, not wanting to speak to us, they also have our bags so we are off to the wedding with nothing to wear.


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