ellen white thought she had put them ahead, only to be denied by the offside flag. but her frustration didn't last long. as after less than 20 minutes, team gb's dominance reaped its reward. ellen white! this one will count! gb ahead! oh how she has longed for that! delight for white, and fist bumps all round. their first excuse to celebrate at these olympics, and a second wasn't too far away. chile hung in there until after the break, before ellen white struck again in acrobatic style. ellen white! yes! brilliant. a solid victory then, sealed in spectacular fashion. next up they face japan on saturday but team gb's olympics are off to a winning start. earlier the first action of the entire games had been in the softball. the hosts japan facing australia in fukushima. with a few staff and team members doing their best to create an atmosphere.
japan smashed their way to an 8—1 win but for the organisers, simply getting these games under way will be the biggest relief. andy swiss, bbc news. time for a look at the weather, here's ben rich. the spell of hot weather goes on and the very hottest weather is shifting west. the eastern coasts at the moment it is a little cooler at 19 degrees. london courier than this time yesterday and the highest temperatures across parts of northern ireland and the south west of england. close to 30 degrees at the moment at exeter airport. and in these areas we still have extreme heat warnings with the potential of a risk to health and transport infrastructure. lots of sunshine to go with that he does well. you can see all this low cloud plaguing some
coasts in north—east england, particularly north east scotland. for the afternoon a lot of sunshine, some thunderstorms down to the south—east. 0ne some thunderstorms down to the south—east. one or two elsewhere and the highest temperatures across western areas, 30 in parts of northern ireland, 31 across parts of the west country. some thunderstorms rumbling into the evening. most places dry and another evening where temperatures will be held up. if you're heading to bed at 11 o'clock many places still up into the 20s and they will not fall much further as we go through the night but we will see more low cloud wearing on a course north and england, tending to bend back towards the coast to tomorrow. some cloud around in north—east scotland. lots of sunshine to the day, some scattered showers in the wind not particularly strong but coming from the east pushing towards the west for the bus is moving the heat westwards and i
think the higher temperature tomorrow quebec was northern ireland at 31 degrees which would challenge the new record we set in northern ireland just last weekend. cooler for some eastern parts and again on friday some mist and low cloud. a lot of dry weather around, but noted south—west and temperatures dropping backjust a little. this is the across england and wales. that could be enough to cause a bit of disruption. northern ireland and scotland is likely to stay largely dry were some spells of sunshine but wherever you are by the weekend it is going to start to feel quite a lot cooler. that's all from the bbc news at one —— so it's goodbye from me —— and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc�*s
good afternoon, i'm gavin ramjaun. it's just after 1.30 and this is your latest sports news. british shooter amber hill has withdrawn from the tokyo 0lympics after testing positive for coronavirus, before her depature for the games. hill is ranked number one in women's skeet shooting and joins chilean taekwondo athlete fernanda aguirre and dutch skateboarder candy jacobs — in having to pull out because of positive covid tests. the british olympic association said there would be no replacement for hill, who won silver at the commonwealth games in 2018. in a statement, hill has said that she's "devastated" to be missing out on the tokyo 0lympics. despite the opening ceremony taking place on friday, team gb have already
got their competition under way, in women's football. and they got off to a winning start — beating chile 2—0 in sapporo. manchester city striker ellen white scored both goals — the first from close range in the first half before this flying volley in the second half made sure of the points from great britain. their next game is against hosts japan on saturday. a huge win in one of this morning's other games. sweden beat four—time women's football 0lympic champions usa by three goals to nil in tokyo. so just a couple of days to wait then, till that tokyo opening ceremony but today we've found out the hosts for the games in 2032... brisbane has been awarded the games — which will be the third time australia has hosted an 0lympics after melbourne in 1956 and sydney in 2000. the announcement was greeted by fireworks in the australian city where people had gathered for the news. this weekend's super league fixtures, involving st helens and castleford have been postponed due to covid outbreaks in both team camps.
the challenge cup winners st helens, were due to host hull kr on friday — with cas preparing to face catalans dragons on saturday. 15 top flight rugby league matches have fallen victim to rising cases in the last two months. 0rganisers have re—arranged the previously postponed catalans—hull kr game for this saturday though. alun wynjones will return to captain the lions, for the first test against south africa on saturday. the welshman's tour looked to be over less than a month ago, after suffering a dislocated shoulder. but his remarkable recovery means he'll become the first player in the professional era to win 10 successive test caps for the lions. it's a side that has three scottish players for the first time in 2a years. 0llie robinson is back in england's squad for the test series against india which starts next month, after his suspension for historical tweets. the fast bowler was given an eight match ban for his historical racist and sexist tweets, but five were suspended and three have already been served, meaning he's free to play again. ben stokes, jos buttler, jonny bairstow and sam curran also return, whilejofra archer
and chris woakes are injured. a new format of cricket will make its debut tonight, the first ever match of the "hundred" competition will take place — a year later than expected because of the pandemic. the tournament begins with "0val invincibles" against "manchester 0riginals" in the women's competition in london, before the same two teams open the men's competition tomorrow. some big names are involved, including the likes of eoin morgan, jason roy and heather knight. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. thank you, we will see you a little bit later on. lord frost has been talking about the government seeking changes to the government seeking changes to the trading arrangements between britain and northern ireland under the eu brexit deal. lord frost saying there is nothing wrong with seeking changes to the brexit deal
because some sections relating to northern ireland are not working. he said we have all learned from experience and it is clear we know what is working and what is not. we believe the best way to resolve the situation is try to negotiate changes. we don't see what's wrong with that. anyone would think it was a highly unusual thing to renegotiate a treaty. it is not, said lord frost. and the leader of the northern ireland democratic unionists has welcomed that an welcomed british demands for an overhaul of the eu exit deal as a significant first step. it must be followed, said the dup, with a proper renegotiation. let's listen to what lord frost has been saying. the issue of people in northern ireland is raised, of course the protocol itself requires there to be no impact on minimised impact on the everyday lives of people in northern ireland. the facts of that is not being observed is one of the major
problems with the current situation and that is why we wish to see if we can resolve it in a negotiated way. the issue of the agreement is raised. we have made clear what opposition is on that, it is an agreement by equivalents that can solve the problems, but what we are proposing in this paper is something more fundamental. it is dealing with the fundamentals of the difficulties rather than the problems and there is a proposal for a rather than the problems and there is a proposalfor a regulatory rather than the problems and there is a proposal for a regulatory zone with appropriate processes backing it up and one of those could be an agreement which will resolve these issues in a more fundamental way. more now on our main story. the home secretary, priti patel, has insisted the uk will continue to work with france on schemes to try to cut the number of migrants
attempting to cross the channel. it comes as the number of migrants arriving in small boats this year has now surpassed the total for the whole of 2020. a total of 8,161 people have now made the dangerous journey to the uk by small boat. france is to double the number of police patrolling its beaches, as part of an agreement with britain aimed at stemming the flow. the uk will pay a further £54 million to support the french efforts. when questioned by mps the home secretary said the government was introducting a bill to deter the people traffickers. what we are seeing right now effectively, people trafficking, smugglers, criminal gangs exploiting our asylum system to bring in economic migrants and people that quite frankly, are circumventing our legal migration routes to come into our country illegally and this is difficult, there are difficult reforms here. but the bill has a set of comprehensive measures that look
at the entire system from an end to end perspective, from a legal migration to clandestinely entry, to economic migrants masquerading as asylum seekers. the home secretary also said that discussions with france and other eu countries are ongoing to try and tackle the problem, which she said had "increased considerably". there are millions of people on the move. this isn'tjust an issue for the united kingdom, this is an issue for european countries as well. we have formal, pre—existing readmissions agreements with both switzerland and bulgaria and romania and we continue to process returns on those bassists. so there is a significant amount of work taking place and returns agreements. finally, just in relation to france, in discussions with my counterpart last night that there is a recognition with france, that there is more that we need to do together to do much more collaborative when it
comes to returns. france is rolling out new rules on accessing public places, in a bid to curb what it says is a fourth wave of covid infections. only those with proof of vaccination, immunity or a negative covid test will be able to visit most museums, cinemas and theme parks. it comes the day after the health minister announced 18,000 new infections in just 2a hours. this was compared to fewer than 7,000 cases a day last week. france now has a surge of 150%, as the highly contagious delta variant spreads throughout the country. 0ur correspondent hugh schofield is outside the louvre — he explained how things have changed there. wednesday morning, it has just opened and you can see the lines of people all going smoothly. but for the first time, these people will have to have with them, their health
task, the covid pass. it'll mainly be on people's mobile phones, and it's a sign that you had either a full vaccination or that you had a recent, negative test, or you recovered recently from covid, and an id card, so that it's not a fake pass, so that you can go in. if they don't have that, people are being turned away and they asked to go round the corner to a chemist where they can pick up a covid test pretty quickly. it is the same for galleries, museums, theatres, gyms and cinemas. you have to have a pass and cinemas. you have to have a pass and it will be more stringent because ten days from now the rule will be extended to bars, cafes and restaurants and from the beginning of august, there will be a lot of things in france he will not be able to do unless you have a pass. how is the public accepting it? poll suggests the majority do accept it
and believe, let the government said it is an important way to fight the wave which is breaking over france, the fourth wave of the delta variant. also an important way of incentivising people to get vaccinated. but they are as a minority, strong minority that is very angry about this. they are either anti—vax is all they are saying the government is wrong to create this division in society between those who have the vaccination and those who haven't got the vaccination and expect people to police each other. because thatis people to police each other. because that is what the government is asking people to do, in museums are cafes, staff have to check up on people. there are those in france who believe this is completely wrong. the headlines on bbc news... new trading arrangements between britain and northern ireland since leaving the eu are unveiled by the
brexit minister, lord frost. france promises to double its patrols in order to stem the flow of migrants across the english channel. the home secretary says action is urgently needed. there is anger in liverpool after unesco narrowly votes to strip the city of its waterfront world heritage status because of overdevelopment. former us secretary of statejohn kerry is in london this week, calling on governments to step up and set bold targets to avoid even worse impacts in the future. speaking to bbc radio's today programme he said even those who have been resistant to action for years are starting to realise the consequences of inaction. for years are starting to realise i for years are starting to realise think people who h through this i think people who have lived through this heat dome, we have had people dying because of what is happening now. we have water shortages around the united states. we have the hoover dam, which produces power at the lowest level
of water since 1937. there are enough indicators that people are working through, suffering through, farms that are flooded and crops that don't grow any more. there is a growing awareness among people that they have to do something. people don't want to undo their lives, but ourjobis don't want to undo their lives, but ourjob is to make sure we offer this up in a way that works for people and i think we can and we are. more than 80 major fires are now raging across 13 us states. in oregon, the nation's largest active wildfire has burned about 600 square miles — or 1500 square kilometres, prompting thousands of evacuations. over 2,000 firefighters are tackling the so—called bootleg fire — one of the largest blazes in the state's history. here you can see a time—lapse from a nasa satellite, which shows the smoke moving from the west coast travelling across the country. the smoke is grey,
while the clouds are white. the fires are so intense that health agencies on the us east coast are now warning that poor air quality from the smoke poses a health hazard. 0ur north america correspondent peter bowes reports. the effect of fires burning more than 4,000 kilometres away. hazy skies in new york city caused by smoke from the western wildfires. public health experts have warned that people with breathing problems should avoid being outside during the middle of the day. this monstrous fire is partly to blame. spreading rapidly through forest land about 500 kilometres south—east of portland in oregon. the bootleg fire has been burning for two weeks, and has destroyed an area larger than the city of los angeles, driven by extreme heat, strong winds, and years of drought, this mega fire is ravaging the forest with an intensity rarely seen before.
the air is so hot and the blaze so large that it's creating its own weather system that includes fire tornadoes. over 2,000 firefighters are tackling this blaze, but the flames are so intense, they're often forced to retreat from the front lines. this fire is spreading out of control near the california— nevada border. it was started by lightning and is rapidly ballooning in size. so far this year, five times as many acres have burned in california, compared with the same period in 2020. peter bowes, bbc news, los angeles. a canadian mining company has been granted a concession over more than half of an indonesian island. environmentalists say the gold mine threatens sangihe island's ancient forests which are home to endemic birds.
and locals fear it will affect their water supply. the bbc went to visit the remote island to see what s at stake. 0ur asia editor rebecca henschke reports. this ranger was on patrol back in 1998 on the slopes of an extinct volcano when he heard bird sounds. translation: then i looked up the trees and i saw them. - perched on a branch. there were five of them. i was very surprised. i saw a bird that was meant to be extinct. he'd seen the cerulean paradise flycatcher, a bird only found here in sangihe and considered extinct for decades. its island home is rich in gold and now a canadian company has a permit to mine for it.
their concession covers more than half the island. they insist the mine doesn't threaten the unique environment. we basically are under very strict environmental guidelines. it took a long time to get an environmental permit and they don't just hand it to you! i'm a canadian company. canadians are kind of freaky about the environment. so, i, as a ceo, would be basically extremely stupid to do anything that would cause issue... so what kind of money are you expecting to make from this gold mine? millions and millions and millions of dollars! he chuckles. once we get rolling, we hope to, basically, within a few years, be extracting thousands of ounces a month. the company says 5,000 jobs will be created. but not everyone is convinced. the group save sangihe island is demanding the permit to be revoked. translation: we will lose ourjobs and it. will destroy our children's futures. the mine will mean families will not
be able to farm their land. - and fishermen will not be able to catch fish. i because the sea will be polluted. the islands deputy regent was a vocal critic of the mine. he died on the 9th ofjune and locals say his death hangs over the island. it's future uncertain. translation: | hope the mining - company will not come to the island. we need to preserve the forests. if the forests are protected, there will not be any landslides and the birds who live here will not become extinct. now, in the face of mounting pressure, jakarta says it's reviewing the size of the canadian mine's concession. rebecca henschke, bbc news.
a ukrainian man may not be heading to the olympics, but he's a fierce competitor nonetheless. the 97—year—old holds the guinness record as the world s oldest tennis player. he's been training hard ahead of the super—seniors world championship, due to be held in spain in october. he says his ultimate goal is to reach 100 years old, and take on roger federer. the hubble space telescope is back in business, and has delivered its first images since it suddenly stopped last month. it was out of operation since mid june — following a computer anomaly. but since coming back online this week it's already captured images of two unusual galaxies. an extreme weather warning has been
extended across parts of the uk until friday as the heatwave continues, with temperatures expected to peak tomorrow. it comes as authorities urge people to remain cautious around open water following the deaths of several people in recent days. our correspondent john mcmanus has more. sunny and sweltering, tuesday was the hottest day of the year so far for the uk with the temperature reaching 32.2 celsius at heathrow airport in the afternoon. built up areas can push temperatures higher but most of the country has been feeling the heat. some people still love it but it poses real challenges for the vulnerable. can you put those blinds down just a little bitjust to keep the heat out a little bit more? for residents living in the sheltered housing complex in merseyside, keeping cool is a priority. i think they have been coping extremely well. it is so hot and it is such
a hot building also. the housing do daily checks with everyone in the building and as we are around the building we are seeing lots of people, so just encouraging fluids, putting lots of flyers up. and again for a kind of in the community with your neighbours, just checking in on those who are most vulnerable, ensuring they have got what they need. for many, escaping the heat means a cool dip but there have been several drownings at spots across the country over the last few days with a warning for those who are going near water to also take care. it is only tuesday and we have already noticed a massive difference in how many people we have got down at the beach. the sun is cracking the flags, which is always great but we have noticed how much busier it is. the majority of casualties that we have in our area along the north—west are under 185. so we do urge that families keep an eye out for their kids. one woman who 13—year—old son drowned ten years ago now works to ensure other young
people remain safe. we are going straight to the house of commons because the talking about nhs pay. of commons because the talking about nhs -a . , ., ., ~' of commons because the talking about nhsa. .,~ nhs pay. everyone working across the nhs pay. everyone working across the nhs have achieved _ nhs pay. everyone working across the nhs have achieved great _ nhs pay. everyone working across the nhs have achieved great things - nhs have achieved great things working under great difficulty from rolling out the nightingale hospitals and the vaccination programmes. they have been there through the best of times and the worst of times and as a government we have sought to give them everything they need. throughout the pandemic we have work to deliver our manifesto commitments. 50,000 nurses, a0 new hospitals and 50 million more gp appointments. we are taking every opportunity to invest in the nhs to make your patients feel the benefits of the latest treatments and technologies. only this week we announced a new innovative medicines fund to fast—track promising new drugs and this builds on the cancer drugs fund
which has helped tens of thousands of patients access cancer treatment and we use the data to make sure they provide good value for the nhs. it is estimated one in 17 people will be affected by a rare disease in the lifetime of this fund will fast—track access to treatments which could have clinical promise. this 3a0 initiative takes out drugs to 680 million, ensuring we do everything in our power to provide the most cutting—edge therapies. it means making sure colleagues have the right to clean around them. it was 50,000 more nurses by march 202a and remains true under the challenges brought by the pandemic. we have almost 1.2 million staff working in nhs trusts and an increase of a5,300 compared to yougov, including more doctors and nurses, taking us to over 303,000
nurses, taking us to over 303,000 nurses in total and we are on track to deliver our 2000 and —— 2020 for commitment. we recognise so much was being asked about our nhs staff that many will not be feeling the difference of the extra colleagues on the front line. but i can assure them, you will feel it soon. yesterday i heard from nhs employers that for the first time, homs university teaching hospitals nhs trust have a full complement of nursing staff when their new graduates start working in september. we will look forward to hearing that news from more places across the country. finally, i want to update the house on autism strategy. our nhs long—term plan set out our commitment to improve the lives of autistic people and today we have launched our new autism strategy which sets out how we will tackle the inequalities faced by autistic people so they can live independent and fulfilling lives. i am grateful to everyone who has
contributed to shaping the strategy, including autistic people and their families, the all party parliamentary group on autism, particularly. i would like to take a moment to recognise the contribution of dame gillen. the former member for chesham and amersham, for her incredible advocacy for autistic people, including the enquiry she led in 2017 and 2019. she left an incredible legacy and we are also grateful to her for her work. incredible legacy and we are also grateful to herfor her work. this strategy builds on our previous strategy builds on our previous strategy think autism and we have made so much progress since then, we have diagnostic services in every area of the country and a much better understanding and awareness of autism, but there is much more to do. the life expectancy gap is 60 is on average compared to the general population, almost 80% of autistic adults experience mental had problems during their lifetime. the coronavirus pandemic has been tough for many autistic people. too many
autistic people face too many barriers in every aspect of their lives, and health, employment and education. we have worked with the department for education to extend a strategy to children and young people as well as adults, reflecting the importance of supporting people through their lives, in the early years of childhood as well as adult hood. the strategy is fully funded for the first year and contains a series of big commitments, including getting down the covid backer, reducing diagnostic waiting times, preventing autistic people ended up as inpatient mental health services and improving mental health care for autistic people. funding the development of a notice and public understanding initiative so autistic people can be part of communities without fear orjudgment. funding to without fear or judgment. funding to train without fear orjudgment. funding to train education staff so children and young people can reach their potential and many more commitments. this landmark strategy will help give autistic people equal
opportunities to flourish in their communities, as well as better access to the support they need throughout their lives, so all autistic people have the opportunity to lead fuller and happier lives. madam deputy speaker, we have so much to the nhs and incredible people who work there. they have done so much to supporters at this time, and as a government we will give them what they need, notjust through the pandemic back to face the challenges that lie ahead. i commend the statement the house. i would like to declare an interest as an a&e front line doctor who is working on our nhs. madam deputy speaker, the contempt the government holds this house is unacceptable. i got advance out of the statement just a few minutes ago. once again, madam deputy speaker, we find this government has had to row back on a shoddy, ill thought through