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the first medals in tokyo for team gb on day two of olympic action. it was chelsie giles who kicked off the medals table with a bronze injudo. to come away with a medal, and it to be the first for team gb, is really special. in taekwondo, bradly sinden came agonisingly close to olympic glory but ended his final with a silver. itjust got me that i didn't win gold where i think it was there for me to take. we'll have all the latest from tokyo, including andy murray having to pull out of the singles tennis. also on the programme... police warn of the dangers of open water after three people including a nine—year—old drown in loch lomond.
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and sajid javid apologises after facing criticism for saying people shouldn't cower from coronavirus. good evening. team gb have won their first medals of the tokyo olympics, a silver for bradly sinden in taekwondo, and earlier, a bronze for chelsie giles injudo. there was disappointment howeverforjadejones, twice an olympic champion, when she failed to progress beyond the first round of competition. and andy murray has had to pull out in the singles event due to injury. from tokyo, here's our sports correspondent natalie pirks.
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at the makuhari messe hall, britain's tae kwon do players were chasing a place in the record books. bradly sinden is the reigning world champion at 68 kilos. he was desperate to become the first british man to win an olympic title. but 19—year—old outsider ulugbek rashitov from uzbekistan wasn't here to play. and there is a kick to the head. two of them in a row. the match swung back and forth, but sinden was leading with just seconds of the match remaining. a rashitov trunk kick meant sinden had to go for it, and as his last—gasp spin failed to connect, he knew the game, and gold, was up. he claims the olympic title. my coach always said it's always the first loser, the best loser. my coach always said silver's the first loser, the best loser. but maybe eventually i'll get over it, but for now it's got me that i didn't win gold. disappointment, too, back home in doncaster. but from mum cheryl, huge pride for her son on his olympic debut. can't believe he's got a silver medal. it's an absolute massive achievement on top of obviously
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winning the worlds. but i know he went for gold so i know how disappointed he's going to be. but this wasn't the only upset here today. double olympic championjadejones was vying to become the first british woman to win gold at three different games, but today ended in tears. last—minute reassurance before starting her bid for history. well, they don't call her the headhunter for nothing. but the refugee team's kimia alizadeh was the rio bronze medallist and had beatenjones in the past. and she's had the better of this second round. in the final round it was close, but with seconds left... it could be that the double olympic champion is going out. jones' camp couldn't bear the tension, and as her dreams crumbled in round one... what an upset. ..jade�*s team—mate and housemate bianca walkden was left just as devastated. i felt scared, i felt just too much pressure, and then the whole tournament has just been obviously different to what i'm used to. i'm used to having my family there.
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so when i am scared, coming out, just them cheering for me gives me that extra push to go for it. over in thejudo, though, chelsie giles was handed a medal lifeline in the repechage after losing in the earlier rounds. a bronze was still up for grabs for the world number ten, and boy did she grab it. it's all over, it's all over... britain's first medal of the games, at the spiritual home of her sport. the bronze medal. two medals, then, on day two for britain. what will day three bring? natalie pirks, bbc news, tokyo. and later in the programme, awe�*ll have more from tokyo we'll have more from tokyo where our sports editor has been looking at other competitions and at how japan is viewing these games. extreme caution is being advised for people considering swimming in lochs and rivers after several deaths in scotland in the last 48 hours. they include a nine—year—old boy and two adults who drowned at loch lomond. another child is in hospital. police scotland are warning that
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open water swimming can be extremely dangerous, with the risk of deep water and hidden currents. alexandra mackenzie reports. an idyllic location. loch lomond was busy as usual today with many enjoying the scorching weather. but yesterday evening it is believed two adults and two young children got into difficulty in the water near ardlui. a nine—year old boy, a man and a woman died at the scene. police said a seven—year—old boy was taken to hospital. this followed the death of a teenage boy also at loch lomond on friday. those who run this stunning national park said this has been one of the worst weekends in its history. police scotland said the number of deaths is hard to comprehend, and urged people to take care. as many of us have been enjoying the recent heatwave, one charity said more than 30 people have drowned in the uk in the last two weeks.
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deep bodies of water rarely get above 18 degrees and if you compare that to a swimming pool where people learn to swim, which is normally regulated at around 30 degrees, we can see that there is a huge gap in people's knowledge compared to swimming in the swimming pool and swimming in deep bodies of cold, open water. also this weekend, in two separate incidents, an 11—year—old boy drowned in south lanarkshire, and the body of a 13—year—old boy was recovered from a river in lanark. scotland's first minister said it was heartbreaking. alexandra mackenzie, bbc news, loch lomond. england's health secretary, sajid javid, has apologised for saying people shouldn't "cower" from the coronavirus, sayng it was a "poor choice of word". it had been used in a tweet, since deleted, which was criticised by opposition parties and bereaved familes. meanwhile, ministers are considering requiring football fans to be fully vaccinated in order to attend premier league matches. ben wright reports.
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he has been health secretary for just a month. nice to meet you. my first visit to a hospital on the job. first visit to a hospital on the “ob. �* . yesterday, sajid javid said people get vaccinated and learn to live with covid rather than cower from the virus. the rebuke from opposition parties and bereaved families was swift.— families was swift. we're very disappointed _ families was swift. we're very disappointed at _ families was swift. we're very disappointed at yet _ families was swift. we're very disappointed at yet another . families was swift. we're very - disappointed at yet another barbed comment from a minister of the government. we find that the comments are distasteful, disrespectful to our loss, and insensitive, quite friendly. labour said sa'id insensitive, quite friendly. labour said sajid javid — insensitive, quite friendly. labour said sajid javid had _ insensitive, quite friendly. labour said sajid javid had insulted - insensitive, quite friendly. labour said sajid javid had insulted many said sajid javid had insulted many people still shielding from covid and trying to stay safe, and this morning, the health secretary deleted his original tweet and said he was wrong to say the word cower.
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i was expressing gratitude that the vaccines help us fight back as a society, he wrote... but mrjavid's bullish tone reflects a government pushing on with opening up england in the face of very high infections. about 70% of adults have now had both jabs and ministers want to put pressure on younger people to vaccinated. earlier this week, the prime minister announced that vaccine passports would be used at night clubs in england from the end of september and a similar plan is being considered for premier league football matches as well, and talks between ministers and the league are at an early stage. i think our members are _ members are reflective of the wider society, so, there will be some who feel that this will give them the kind of reassurance they need in order to return safely to games. equally there will be others who are opposed to it in principle myra some events, like this weekend's latitude
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music festival require test of vaccination for entry, but making that mandatory for other large—scale indoor and outdoor events would be strongly opposed by some tory mps. strongly opposed by some tory mp5. the government has changed its tune on this, freedoms will come with that condition. freedoms will come with that condition-— freedoms will come with that condition. �* ~ �* �* , let's bring you the latest figures on coronavirus, or at least some of them, because for the second day in a row, no data on deaths has been released, due to technical difficulties. however we can see that the number of new infections recorded is down for a fifth consecutive day. our health correspondentjim reed is with me in the studio. what are the numbers we have, jim? the uk reported 29,173 further cases in the latest 24—hour period. it means an average of 38,268 new cases per day in the last week. as you say, the number of deaths has not yet been released. more than 46.5 million people have
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now had theirfirstjab. and over 37 million people are now fully vaccinated. could it be that with that latest fall in new infections, we might be past the peak of this third wave? imean, i mean, this is very encouraging news, there is no doubt about that. five days in a row now of falling cases across the uk. the last time we saw that was way back in february. but we are always quite cautious about reading too much into these daily figures. you have to look at the trend. we actually first started to see this fall in cases in scotland about three weeks ago. scientists there saying it could be something to do with the football team in scotland getting knocked out of the euro is slightly earlier, could be something to do with the earlier ending of the school term in scotland. the interesting thing is that that trend has continued in scotland and we are now starting to see it in other parts of the uk. one note of caution about england, last monday, we saw a fairly substantial
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unlocking of covid restrictions, nightclubs for example were allowed nig htclu bs for exa m ple were allowed to nightclubs for example were allowed to open. and we are just starting to see the impact of that, so it is the first weekend people have been able to take advantage of those new freedoms, so it is hard to know what impact that is going to have. jim reed, thank you very much. we've had a series of reports in recent weeks on how disabled people have been affected by the pandemic. one issue raised has been access to healthcare in line with patient need and responsive to their individual circumstances. more than 1,500 disabled respondents told bbc news that they felt worried about going into hospital. hundreds said they would avoid it at all costs. our disability news correspondent nikki fox has been speaking to the family of one man who wanted to highlight his experience in hospital. my uncle derek was really childlike, he was a lovely man. he loved the simple things in life. he was my brother and i loved him. this is derek when he was younger. the 59—year—old was taken to hospital after falling ill late last year. he was diagnosed with cancer,
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which the family was told was treatable. while he was there, he caught covid and died. it went from him feeling unwell to being dead in such a short space of time. becky cared for derek but covid restrictions around visitors meant she could not be there for him when he needed her. the family believe the treatment he received in hospital was different because derek had a learning disability. i told him i would be up soon. he believed me, with everything, and i let him down. why do you feel you let him down? because he didn't have a voice, he couldn't tell people what was wrong with him, and he could tell people through me, and i kept him safe. i didn't even have the chance to stand with him and tell them how he felt. i never spoke to one person that understood derek's needs, actually knew he had learning difficulties or brain damage.
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there was never anything in place for someone like derek in hospital. just before derek died, the family said they were told a do not resuscitate order was being placed on his medical records and that it was unlikely he would be given a ventilator. he died before there was a need for critical care. becky saw him just before he passed. he was unconscious on the bed, naked, soiled himself, lying on the very part of his brain that was brain—damaged and that was painfulfor him to lie on. itjust broke my heart to see him, knowing that even when he's unconscious, he's lying in pain, because we knew he couldn't lie on that side of his head. the hospital trust, walsall healthcare, said it is investigating the family's complaint and is extremely concerned about the issues raised. it said it is committed to improving the relationship between carers and healthca re professionals. there's constant memories everywhere
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i look in the house, everywhere i go, every picture i look at, every day, every song i hear, every film i see. sorry. the family say they will only be at peace when they find out why derek died the way he did. nikki fox, bbc news. sorry. mps have called the armed forces complaints process for sexual harassment or assault at work "wholly inadequate". a report from the defence select committee said 60% of female personnel had faced bullying, harassment and discrimination during their careers. the ministry of defence says many improvements have been made but admits women's experience isn't yet equal to men's. heavy rain has caused flash floods across london today. in the south of the city, cars were stranded as drains failed to cope with water surges. the storms caused damage to homes and gardens as well as leaving
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several shops in the shopping centre at stratford in east london flooded. and the skies above southern norway were lit up for several seconds last night by an unusually large meteorite. there was a bright flash of light and also a booming sound. it is thought pieces of it came down in a wooded area west of oslo. more now from tokyo now, where this has been the second day of competition at the olympics. it brought medal success for team gb, as you heard earlier, but our sports editor, dan roan, has been looking at competition elsewhere, including some of the events appearing for the first time. it's images like these that organisers hope will attract younger audiences to the games. that was incredible. and on its olympic debut, skateboarding has already provided one of the stories of tokyo 2020. the tokyo local! amazing. at a scorching skate park, hometown favourite yuto horigome making history by winning the sport's first gold medal
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in the men's street competition, just a few miles from where the 22—year—old world champion grew up. everyone has, like, helped me, everyone texted me, like, you've got it, go for it. i'm just so happy to bring the gold to my hometown. meanwhile, how is this for an overachieving family? on a fantastic day for the hosts, japan's uta abe winning gold in the judo before older brother hifumi did exactly the same just hours later in the same sport. although tunisian ahmed hafnaoui provided one of the games' biggest shocks... how has he done that? ..winning gold in the men's 400 metres freestyle after qualifying slowest, a result that stunned the sport. and as if that wasn't enough, for the first time since 2004, the us men's basketball team lost in the olympics, france pulling off a famous victory in a blow to the americans' hopes of a fourth
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consecutive gold medal. after so much opposition to these games, organisers will now be hoping that public enthusiasm is ignited by the gold medals that the hosts have won this opening weekend. team gb have also opened their account now, but elsewhere today, they experienced mixed fortunes. andy murray will not defend his tennis singles title here. the two—time champion was forced to withdraw with a quad strain before playing his first round match. the 34—year—old choosing instead to focus on the men's doubles alongsidejoe salisbury, having been advised not to compete in both events. there had been hopes for lizzie deignan in the women's road race, but the british cyclist could only manage 11th as austrian outsider anna kiesenhofer... we've got the biggest upset we've ever seen in women's cycling in the olympic games! ..launched a remarkable solo breakaway to claim gold. adam peaty remains on course to become the first british swimmer
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to retain an olympic title as he breezed into the 100m breaststroke final. the world record holder qualified fastest and will go for gold in the early hours of tomorrow morning. i'm the best racer in the world i think, so i'm looking forward to it. i wanted to be a little bit quicker this morning, but it's a morning swim, you never know what you're going to get. few dominate in their sport like peaty, and after a day of surprises, it would need a huge one for the overwhelming favourite to be denied. dan roan, bbc news, tokyo. there's more throughout the evening on the bbc news channel. we're back with the late news at ten o'clock. now on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. goodbye.
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you're watching bbc news. the number of daily coronavirus cases in the uk has fallen again for the fifth successive day. overall, 29,173 new cases
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were reported across the uk in the last 24 hours. after the figures, i spoke to professor paul hunter, who's a professor in medicine at the university of east anglia. he gave his reaction to the declining case numbers. the trend is continuing, and we're seeing quite substantial reductions in case numbers over the last few days, and today's figures are about 40% lower than they were last sunday, which is roughly the same drop as we saw yesterday compared to the previous saturday as well, so it is looking very encouraging at the moment. we're not quite a week from freedom day, and you'll want the two weeks presumably to give
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an accurate picture and what impact that may have had, if anything, on infection rates. do these figures look manageable at the moment? you're quite right. it won't be till friday at the earliest before we start seeing any impact of freedom day on the statistics but, even if freedom day does increase transmission, and it's not absolutely certain that that will be the case because schools are closing, so that will reduce transmission, but clearly a lot of other venues are opening up, which potentially could increase transmission, but if we what we're seeing at the moment is quite a substantial downward pressure already on case numbers then, come next week, when we start seeing the impact of freedom day, it might well be that we're still seeing a fall, but that's optimistic and we'll really have to wait for a few days yet.
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time for a look at the weather with alina jenkins. hello. like yesterday, some of us are seeing blue skies and sunshine today but, for others, we've got torrential rain and thunderstorms. it's all down to this area of low pressure. it's going to be with us for much of the week ahead, and it's been generating frequent showers and thunderstorms through parts of east anglia, south—east england, central and southern england. we now have an amber warning from the met office for thunderstorms across london and the home counties through this evening. so further torrential rain, gusty winds and also hail as well. this is what's been happening over the last few hours. so you can see how these showers have been developing in a line from east anglia all the way down to the south coast. those red and yellow colours there indicating the lightning strikes. we're going to keep those going as we head through this evening. now, slowly overnight,
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they will start to lose some of their energy and pull away, but likely to keep going for much of the night across the far south—east of england. elsewhere, more mist and low cloud pushing in from the north—east, also some mist and low cloud across northern ireland, but, elsewhere, some clearer skies, and it's another mild if not muggy night with lows between 11—16 celsius. for most of us tomorrow, we get off to a mainly dry start, some mist and low cloud across eastern coasts and northern ireland, but also some spells of sunshine, but it won't be long before thunderstorms get going, and they're going to be somewhat hit and miss, almost anywhere could see them tomorrow, but also some warm spells of sunshine in between. warmer than it's been over the weekend across central and southern england with temperatures here around 25—26 celsius. but more showers gathering in the west, and that's a sign of things to come as we head into tuesday because this area of low pressure is still the dominant feature. also, we've got these showers pushing their way eastwards, merging to give a longer spell of rain. so it's a very messy picture on tuesday, always going to be hit and miss with these showers, but it's likely they will merge
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to give longer spells of rain and, where we get them, we will also see some thunder and lightning as well, so a tricky day on tuesday, frequent showers around, and temperatures not much higher than 17—21 celsius — much closer to average than what we saw last week. through wednesday and thursday, this area of low pressure begins to deepen. the isobars come closer together, so we will see a strengthening breeze through the middle part of the week, further frequent showers as well, but actually looking a little bit drierfor some areas towards the end of the week, but certainly cooler than it has been.
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hello, this is bbc news. the headlines... team gb have won theirfirst medals — at the end of the second day of action at the tokyo olympics. chelsie giles took bronze
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in the women's judo before bradly sinden won silver in the men's taekwondo. three people including a nine—year—old boy have died at loch lomond after getting into difficulty in the water. a second boy was rescued and is in intensive care at the royal hospital for children in glasgow. the health secretary sajid javid has apologised for — and deleted — a tweet in which he said the nation should stop "cowering" from coronavirus. campaigners for people who've died during the pandemic had condemned the remark as "deeply insensitive" and "distasteful". british mps have warned that taxpayers will bear the cost of the government's coronavirus spending for decades. a report found 372—billion pounds has already been spent, pushing government debt to a rate not seen since the early 1960. thousands of people in the western united states, are spending the weekend in evacuation centers, as wildfires continue to burn across the region. more than 80 large wildfires in 13 us states have burnt around 1.3 million acres in recent weeks.
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now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. hello, welcome to another packed sportsday. i'm austin halewood. here's what's coming up on the programme... they're up and running. chelsie giles wins team gb's first medal of the games. i'll be speaking to her shortly. but lightning doesnt strike three times forjadejones, the defending taekwondo champion was beaten in the first round. the whole tournament has just been different to what i'm used to. i'm used to having family there, so when i am scared coming out come of them cheering for me gives me that extra push. and history in the hills — we'll tell you all about one of the most remarkable women's road races in olympic history.
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also coming up in the programme... 72 holes wasn't enough. the fourth women's major of the year — the evian championship — is decided by a dramatic playoff. and the pheonix rise from the flames in the hundred — as they secure their first win of the tournament. good evening welcome to sportsday, after another action—packed day from tokyo. simone biles, ashleigh barty and adam peaty, some of the games' biggest stars were competiting today with 18 golds up for grabs, but we're going to start with taekwondo because team gb have theirfirst silver medal of the games. bradley sinden taking it, on a mixed day for british taekwondo, as two—time champion jade jones
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was knocked out in the first round. our olympics reporter nick hope has more from tokyo.

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