this is bbc news, i am chris rogers. the headlines at 8pm. travel chaos as storms and soaring heat caused disruption for travellers on the realnetworks. two and a half hours queuing from the motorway to the check—in, and fat on the motorway and back in the 3a degrees heat. hailstorms hit the keys of the england and a weather warning is in place for thunderstorms. could the heat waves be coming to an end? also this evening, letters exchanged between prince charles and a bishop convicted of being a paedophile have been read out at the inquiry of child sex abuse. prince charles says he was unaware of the crimes. a nine—year—old has died,. private probation contracts, after failing
to deliver expected improvements. eyes to the sky. skywatchers hope to catch a glimpse of the longest total lunar eclipse of a century. we have to wait for the sky to darken and the moon to climb higher in the sky. hopefully someone in the uk will get clearer eyes in these guys and get a glimpse of the total eclipse that is under way. -- in the sky. good evening. the extreme weather has caused major disruption for travellers. with lots of problems on the rails across the uk, particularly in yorkshire. also in the euro tunnel, there were hours delays there and problem with air—conditioning and carriages and
lightning strikes cause cancellations across yorkshire. now the met office is issuing the warnings of thunderstorms. to have died and a boy is missing, and here is the report. the summer holiday getaway, stopped abruptly in a car park. those hoping to go via eurotunnel told they can't because of the heat. and there's caution for those planning long drives. we're expecting a breakdown to happen every four seconds. so before you get in your car, check your water coolant levels, your oil levels, your tyre pressure, make sure you have lots of water in the car, and when you are travelling at slower speeds, if you can handle it, turn your air conditioning off, bring your windows down and let the air circulate in the car. that will alleviate some of the pressure that is happening to your engine at the moment. meanwhile in york, thousands of rail visitors suffered severe disruptions due to a lightning strike which damaged signalling equipment. we have given little information, it's stifling hot in here. there is no air con.
the buffet's closed, here's no way to get water, i've got a small child who's five, we've been on the train for four hours. some are taking full advantage of britain's beaches, like this one in margate, and getting fully involved in a staycation. the kids are off school, it's a lovely day, day off work, just want to be in the sunshine at the beach. there's a pool which i really like, and the weather is very hot. there are warnings up and down the country about people cooling off in open water. it warwickshire, police are searching for a 17—year—old boy who got into trouble in a quarry lake in bishop itchington say they have found a body. we were called at 6:30pm last night after concerns were raised for a 17—year—old boy who was reported to have entered the water. formal identification has yet to take place, but next of kin have been informed.
essex police are still looking for a boy last seen in the water near clacton pier. days of high temperatures have also put pressure on fire brigades. local people have been delivering food and drink to emergency crews who've been tackling several fires on a mountainside for a week. but for those hoping for rain, their wish may come true. in the east of england, hailstones, thunderstorms, and heavy rain are predicted elsewhere. and the kind of pictures that are circling around on social media of thunderstorms, which have been causing problems on real services especially in the north of england. are corresponded as at york railway station for us. fingers crossed things are at york, and fewer delays
in fewer consolations, it has been a very chaotic day for the east coast of the main real time. good news is that as you can see there are people now getting on board the trains but earlier this place was crowded, it look like a vesseljust ended out. let's talk to find out how it is this evening. what has it been like for you? not a great day for passengers and we appreciate that. inaudible late this afternoon and for the rest of york as well. a reminder of what went wrong this morning? lightning took out the main route to manchester and signalling signals we nt manchester and signalling signals went down. and has caused terrible
disruption all day with a just getting back to normal this evening. is it because you had all your eggs in one basket, you still have lots of singling centres across the country. it was located really quickly and had it together to fix all those things in one place and we got the system operating quicker than we could afford normally and it means that the signal box taken out bya means that the signal box taken out by a lightning strike. what has been her and his conditions for people stuck on the trains. featuring companies do not care about us they would say. we have been helping people in all the transitions that are affected and we make sure that the information has been out there for everyone to see. check before they travel over the weekend and make sure they really get to know what is happening on their service. a lot of trains and cruel are in the wrong ways. we have to get the trains in the wrong ways. we have to
get the trains and the passengers to the right place. are you confident things will be back to normal. we are back to normal now, we're just catching back up on services. we are making sure that we all work together to get that to happen, and thank you for writing with a. the sound of the trains must be music to your years. read across the country people are finally getting home at long last. en therefore as at york station. lots of civilian journalism around as thunderstorms brought u ntold around as thunderstorms brought untold chaos to real services across yorkshire. let's look at some of the tweets that have been coming in. this one from georgiou explains high temperatures, danger to life but i cannot see any reaction from companies where a lot of people, no
fans, no aircon, companies where a lot of people, no fans, no air con, no water distributed. all that when a lot of people wait for delayed buses. this tweet from sarah who also is carried caught up in the chaos around leeds. we are less than a mile from your workstation and could get a buzz if we get into the station. she says it is badly affected by the chaos but could not and managed to get to leads via bus and crammed on the 1345 to get to leads via bus and crammed on the 1316 to kings cross which insisted on letting more people on at each station. keep the tweets coming in and we will look at how the papers have been looking on the travel chaos with the heatwave in the thunderstorm and the floods. exhausting, isn't it? at 10:45pm and
11:30pm. we have a lot of weather reporting and them. our guests joining us and dojoin us if you can. the prince of wales says he regrets being deceived by a bishop who was convicted of sexually abusing young men and teenagers. in abusing young men and teenagers. in a letter to the independent inquiry, prince charles says he has been friends between the 1970s and 1990s and says he was unaware of his crimes and felt deep personal regret at being misled. so the long reports. —— sophie long reports. a senior and powerful figure in the church of england for decades, peter ball had friends in high places. but in 2015, the former bishop of lewis in gloucester, seen here on the left, was convicted of abusing teenagers and young men and jailed for 32 months. he received a caution
for gross indecency in 1993. tooday, in a letter read to the inquiry by its senior counsel, the prince of wales tried to distance himself from the man he once described as a loyal friend, saying he had taken him on what he believed to be his good word. events later demonstrated beyond any doubt to my deep regret that i, along with many others, had been misled, and the reverse was true. the prince said he was unaware until recently that a caution carried an acceptance of guilt. i have to say, the victims find that excuse rather unconvincing. prince charles is somebody who had access to the best legal advice that money can buy, he had the opportunity to clarify the legal position, and he should've taken that opportunity and avoided a relationship with this man. in 1997, peter ball and his brother were found in this house in rural somerset, then owned by the duchy of cornwall. prince charles wrote to him saying he longed to see him settled somewhere they gave him peace and tranquility. the two men exchanged
letters over two decades. in 1993, peter ball wrote... in 1995, prince charles wrote to peter ball, saying... prince charles said he hadn't been aware of the true context and details of the complaints against peter ball until his trial in 2015. he said that during the 1980s and 90s, there was a presumption that you could take people such as bishops at their word, but he was clear that he never sought to influence the outcome of the police investigation into peter ball, nor did he instruct any of his staff to do so.
sophie long, bbc news, south london. let's get some more on this now. here is our royal corresponded nicholas witchel. from the perspective of 2018, knowing what we know now, to read that in 1995 that the prince of wales expressed sympathy for the "monstrous wrongs" supposedly done to bishop ball is unquestionably embarrassing for him. it suggests a degree of naivety, a disinclination to ask reasonable questions about the "indiscretion" that had caused the bishop to resign as bishop of gloucester. but we must remember that prince charles was not alone back in the 1990s in being na ve and at a disinclination to ask questions about the sort of thing. the wider church, the nhs, the bbc, in the case ofjimmy saville, were equally at fault in that respect. there are two things in particular that we must remember in the case of prince charles.
we know he is interested in faith, he is attracted to a charismatic people of faith who make faith more accessible. by all accounts, bishop ball was one such person. charles said he found him interesting and engaging. the other thing to bear in mind is that in the 1990s, charles himself felt that he was the victim of unfair treatment by the media, and i think that will have made him unduly sympathetic to this charismatic person who said that he was also being victimized by the media. but there is no question at the moment that clarence house feels frustration and anger that that presumption of good faith, which charles placed in this man, was so grievously betrayed. speaking to us earlier here on bbc news. homicide police say a 6—year—old boy has died in what they call a tragic accident involving an airgun, it was call a tragic accident involving an air gun, it was understood a child was visiting the relatives when he
was visiting the relatives when he was seriously injured. he later died in hospital. here is the report. tragedy at the start of the school holidays. six—year—old stanley metcalf was visiting relatives when he was shot with a pellet gun. it happened yesterday afternoon at this house on church lane. emergency services were called to report a boy had been seriously injured. he was taken to hull royal infirmary, but sadly died. we are still investigating the circumstances of what exactly happened. but the initial indications are that this was a tragic accident involving a pellet gun. we have not made any arrests in connection with this incident, but we are speaking to a number of family members to assist us with our inquiries. many people in the village knew the family, and the news has left many incredibly upset and in shock. sickening. we have a little grandson, seven years old. to think of them... astounded.
shocked, really shocked. sad for a 6—year—old. a pellet gun. i've got children... it goes out to the family, doesn't it? you can't even guess how they feel, can you? it's so tragic, especially a 6—year—old. specialist officers are supporting the family, as they try to piece together what happened to this football—loving little boy. austria's chancellor has told theresa may it is important for the uk to avoid a hard brexit, be premised or was meeting as part of a government drive to sell new proposals for a trade relationship in the eu. five people including four—year—old
boy have died in a road crash in northeast scotland, happening on the a96 northeast scotland, happening on the a 96just northeast scotland, happening on the a 96 just before northeast scotland, happening on the a 96just before midnight. five others were injured. the tangled, horrific aftermath of a late—night crash between two vehicles on one of scotland's busiest roads. for much of the day police remained on site and the debris a site of efforts made to free those injured. a few hours earlier, emergency services including a coast guard helicopter and locals have worked together in the darkness to help those caught up in the collision. the dreadful scene phase by the emergency responders was both distressing and challenging for everyone involved. i would like to ta ke for everyone involved. i would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who made valiant attempts to save the lives. i would also like
to save the lives. i would also like to thank members of the public who came across the terrible incident before the emergency services and provided first aid and comfort. the minibus had been caring italian forests a nd minibus had been caring italian forests and two of them including a four—year—old boy were among those who lost there lives. it is believed that they were friends who lived locally and were returning from a social event. this is clearly a terrific road traffic accident and everyone in the local community are shocked and everyone had been affected by the accident. it is not clear what happened here and investigators will now be trying to piece together why the crash occurred and why so many lives were lost. let's bring you up—to—date with the latest headlines you're on bbc news. the travel network is under pressure with extreme delays on the euro tunnel. lightning strikes led to cancellations on the
east coast mainline. prince charles ex presses east coast mainline. prince charles expresses great personal regret that he was misled by peter ball. a 6—year—old boy has died in a tragic accident and hull. he was shot by a pellet gun. going to head to the sportscenter in a moment but first let's had to be sky. that is where everyone is looking tonight, either thunderstorms this. you be lucky to see something like this in the uk right now because of all of the rain and thunder but this is the scene that in johannesburg art and thunder but this is the scene that injohannesburg art being greeted with now. it is the blood moon eclipse and the longest one of the 21st—century and as it rises during the total eclipse, earth's natural satellite turns a striking shade of red or brown. it is all to with the light that we can see here
on earth, what light reaches us. the totality period when light from the moon is totally obscured, will last for one hour and 43 minutes which is quite long so you have 20 of time to try and get a snap and it will not hurt your eyes either. it is getting very read there injohannesburg and almost at the totality stage. and we can show you the scene in london. there you go. brilliant. i do not think that there is going to be a blood moon for us but if you do find a gap in the clouds and managed to ta ke a gap in the clouds and managed to take a photo and you can do safely with this eclipse, do send them to us. with this eclipse, do send them to us. you can send them to twitter at bbc news. time for the sport now from the bbc‘s sports centre. i cannot give you the man but i can give you lots of men hurtling down
the mountains of the pyrenees at almost 80 kph. they were trying to catch thomas in the tour de france but they couldn't. they did not even make a dent in the welshman's lead and after the final mountain stage, this was stage 19, he has actually edged closer to winning. he was challenged on the slopes and with a number of his rivals attacking at various points on the clients but looks strong throughout and could not shake the welshman. it looks like the champion will need misfortune from tom —— thomas. providing he makes it through an state the max cave, he can enjoy the procession to paris where the winner will be crowned on sunday. here is the over all classification with two stages to go, the time trial on
saturday followed by the procession to paris on sunday. and he is leading by over two minutes. also noting chris froome who looked tired during the stage is now further behind in fourth. sebastian bethel was second in practise at the hungarian grand prix and took advantage to finish just less than a tenth of a second quicker. lewis hamilton who has a championship lead of 17 holdings was three quarters of a second off the pace setting time. the rangers have them find almost £42 the rangers have them find almost £112 million, and will not be able to make any transfers in the january window after an arbitration panel dismissed their plans. date when the
promotion to be premier league in 2014 and it is believed the efl will let them settle define over ten yea rs. let them settle define over ten years. super series middleweight finalfight years. super series middleweight final fight between george groves and smith will take place in september. it was delayed after groves shephard a —— suffered a shoulder injury. lancashire thunder won theirfirst women's shoulder injury. lancashire thunder won their first women's super league game for almost two years. that is why they are celebrating like that one day we beat the yorkshire diamonds in the roses derby. they started poorly and with 25—4 but a partnership blossomed between two players and they both made half centuries. yorkshire it needed 125 but despite being 100 56 for one,
they were pulled out —— bowled out. the championships get under way in glasgow, and it is like a european 0lympics staged across two cities with sports from suwanee and railing to cycling. the british team are hoping for plenty of the gold medals including laura kenney who is back on the team after having a baby.|j still really care about cycling and i always will, and it has been in my life for such a long time but all of a sudden i do not think about everything being perfect. ithink about going home because i want to be with my child. and if they sleep 8-10 be with my child. and if they sleep 8—10 hours, and he is on and off all night through, but wakes up four or five times in the night, and now i
am like it does not really matter, it does not have to be completely perfect. the funny thing is when i get on my bike and i find perfect. the funny thing is when i get on my bike and ifind it hard to do think, i think how proud he would be ifi do think, i think how proud he would be if i get through this. so it puts a completely different spin on it. i guess one that i never thought would happen ina guess one that i never thought would happen in a way. because for me it a lwa ys happen in a way. because for me it always was a 100% focus and cycling because that is all i ever knew and now it is different and ijust feel different about it. that is all this work for now and i will have more for you and there is sports day at 10:30pm. the government is terminating its contract with private firms after admitting they are not providing value for money. the probation service was split into under reforms introduced in 2015 by the then secretary. 21 private companies gain
contracts secretary. 21 private companies gain co ntra cts to secretary. 21 private companies gain contracts to supervise low and medium risk offenders. the national probation service was set up to monitor highway at the mac risk offenders but now all contracts will end in 2020, with a cost to the taxpayer of £170 million. lunch, shortly to be served in this 0ldham community centre. but back in the kitchen, the staff are also serving sentences. this is community payback. you have criminals working for you here. is that a bit odd, what you think of that? it's great, to be quite honest. yeah, it is. we're happy with them, they don't ask us questions, and we don't ask them. i've been sent here because of benefit fraud, so obviously it's payback, isn't it? it's unpaid, but the fact i've been place here, it's an amazing place. you know when you've been convicted with something, you have to do your time, and it's the best way to do it. this is privatised probation. the government contracted out to encourage new ideas for getting criminals out of crime.
but its run into trouble, in particular, financial trouble. these companies are paid for each offender they persuade not to reoffend. but the courts have been sending fewer of them, partly because judges and magistrates are uncertain as to whether these sorts of schemes work. sure, 2% fewer criminals are reoffending, but those who do are reoffending more often. and the chief probation inspectors says staff cuts mean they get less attention. a good proportion have been supervised by telephone, telephone—only contact. and i have long argued that is just unacceptable, that you don't change people by not engaging with them and not meeting and seeing them. the then—justice secretary chris grayling came up with the privatisation plan. although have been a number of positive things about the changes that came into effect three years ago, we think we can make further ones.
it is important that we have a probation system that helps people rehabilitate. the existing contracts are not working as well as they might do. but he said they are terminating the contract early. in the future, the government still wants private companies involved, but it's considering setting tougher standards to ensure they get more criminals out of crime. tom symonds, bbc news, 0ldham. donald trump says america is the economic envy of the entire world after new figures show the economy has grown by more than 4%. the fastest rate since 2014. the figures cover the three months tojune and he insists they were sustainable and will be accelerated by his policies but many economists say that the numbers were boosted by temporary factors including exporters racing
to beat new trade tariffs imposed by him. i spoke to our correspondent in new york and told us how much was fa ke new york and told us how much was fake news and how much could be stood up. the us economy is doing better than it has been since the great financial crisis and that is due to a host of factors including an overall global economic environment that has been doing quite well as of late and that is partially because of certain factors in the us economy, we have seen unemployment at a record low and dismisses are investing due to his tax cuts and american consumers are spending more than they happen a long time as well. all of these things are true and the economy is fundamentally in good shape. the question is whether or not this rate can be sustained and when it comes to that, there were eyebrows raised during a news conference earlier when he claimed this for .1% annual rate would continue into the third and fourth quarters of this year
because that is as you mentioned nearly a quarter of the group that came in the past few months was as a result of net exports and us soybean farmers to overseas before the other tariffs. this is a sugar rush, it is good for now but will not last into the long—term. good for now but will not last into the long-term. donald trump's former lawyer says that donald trump knew about the meeting between his aides and a russian delegation that may help his campaign. earlier i spoke to our washington correspondent and he said it all comes down to whether the evidence from cohen to be corroborated. the evidence is a crucial point of course because michael cohen and obviously has but this thing out there and we do not know what he has for it, but it
would be significant i think if it turns out to be true. bear in mind that the investigation into alleged collusion between the donald trump campaign in russia has settled really on a number of circumstantial things. one of the most concrete aspects of it has been this public knowledge about a meeting that takes place in june of knowledge about a meeting that takes place injune of 2016 were donald trump place injune of 2016 were donald trumerand the place injune of 2016 were donald trump jr and the president place injune of 2016 were donald trumer and the president sun and the campaign president along with a bunch of russians connected to the kremlin, so if he knew that happened andindeed kremlin, so if he knew that happened and indeed had given some sort of nod to that happening, even if nothing came out of it, that would bea nothing came out of it, that would be a completely different light on donald trump's insistent that there was absolutely no connection. let's have a look at the weather shall we? rain or storms this evening but the
wettest weather we have across the ukfor wettest weather we have across the uk for quite some time. dangerous thunderstorms up there in the met office amber warning, be prepared for the stars particularly through parts of east anglia in lancashire as well. / leading and dangerous winds, and flooding as well. a large swathes of britain will be under downpours. particularly eastern areas of scotland as eastern england begins to dry out. temperatures come down a bit but still a lot of cloud around some outbreaks of rain. heavy and thundery rain affecting eastern parts of scotland and then goes up towards the northern iles. expect having 1's and northern ireland in particular, it is cooler and fresher thanit particular, it is cooler and fresher than it has been for quite some time and most noticeable as it has been so hot and quite breezy as well. hello, good evening. this is bbc
news with chris rogers. the headlines. travel disruption across the uk as the hot weather and thunderstorms which i moved into parts of the uk, cost delays to real travellers. but the heat wave could be coming to an end as hail hits york and amber whether you're working as a place for the eastern midlands and east of england. —— amber whether warnings. exchange between prince charles and the bishop, later convicted of being a paedophile, has been read out at the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse. the prince of wales suggests he was unaware of the crimes. police have named a 6—year—old boy was killed being shot with a pellet gun, stanley metcalf. the boy, who was a twin, died after the incident near whole. the government —— government scraps and private conservation project as they fail to deliver it picked expected improvements. tom cruise is back, as ethan hunt in mission impossible
fallout. he has to stop a nuclear attack on the vatican. find out what james king thought of that and the rest of the week's top cinema releases on the film review. north korea has returned what is believed to be the remains of 55 american soldiers who died during the korean war. repatriation was a promise made by kimjong—un to president trump during their meeting in singapore last month. the move comes on the 65th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the korea war. here's laura bicker. after nearly 70 years the fallen soldiers are welcomed home with an honour guard. 0ne one by one, 55 caskets wrapped in united nations flat work carefully carried from the cargo plane. until the remains are tested, it is
unclear how many have been returned. still, today will be seen as progress by a us president who made ita progress by a us president who made it a priority during his summit with the north korean leader. donald trump took the chance to publicly thank him. i want to thank chairman kim and all of the media for fulfilling a promise that he made to me, and i'm sure that he will continue to fulfil that promise. but the fundamental problem remains. north korea still has nuclear material, and nuclear missiles. in pyongyang, ken johnson material, and nuclear missiles. in pyongyang, kenjohnson exalted by vetera ns as pyongyang, kenjohnson exalted by veterans as he marked the anniversary of the armistice which ended the korean war —— kimjong—il. something described here as a day of victory. in seoul the repatriation raised hopes among veterans that peaceful one day come to this peninsula. 15 countries fought
alongside the us and the conflict, including almost 100,000 british troops. brigadier general brian was one of them. it was painful to lose guys, one of them. it was painful to lose guys, but i think all veterans feel it was a worthwhile thing to have done. he now welcomes the repatriation of fallen comrades. that is very good news. and i do hope there are some british guys, because there were significant number of the infantry in particular look out and ambushes on patrol, bodies were not found. the handover of remains could prompt north korea to ask for concessions from the united states. but it could also breathe new life into a peace process that has stalled since the two lea d e rs process that has stalled since the two leaders met at their singapore summit. laura bicker, bbc news, airbase south korea. well, we could be in for a bit of victory tonight with the appearance of the longest book to my blood moon
clips of the century. it will turn a striking shade of red, you won't be able to miss it, as it arises and passes to the shadow him up barring clouds and understands of course. you should see here in the uk around about 10pm tonight, not unlike a solar eclipse you don't need any special glasses. forecasters say there is a risk of rain clouds and thunderstorms which could scuttle the view for many, but not stopping some of you from wanting to try and catch a glance of the spectacular redmond. that's amazing and one of those natural occurrences that definitely want to watch out tonight. how important is it? i think it is one of those natural beauties that everyone should experience once—in—a—lifetime, especially when you don't have to wear ridiculous glasses to look at it. who wouldn't want to see it?|j think will be very special because it is like to me, it's once—in—a—lifetime. it is like to me, it's once-in-a-lifetime. i'm going to be watching from my bedroom window, very excited about it. i think it is going to bring change into their lives, so very excited. members of
the public, desperate to try and see it tonight despite the fact to my friend of cloudy weather. and of course thunderstorms and hail affecting many parts of the uk tonight. let's speak to some experts who might know of some good places. we're by president of the society for popular astronomy. and also by an astronomer at the university of york. let's start with you. perhaps described to us what a red moon is, how was it created? well, the red moon is because the earth is in the wa ke moon is because the earth is in the wake of the sun and the moon. that means logically you would think there will be no light into the moon at all. but if you are to be standing on the moon, you would see that the earth, illuminated, it would look as if all the sunset in the world were happening at once because the light would be filtered through the atmosphere. it would be a ring of light as seen from the moon. so it would actually go a sort of reddish colour, as we get when it is sunset. and all the light from the sun is actually been around the atmosphere of the earth. we don't
know how clear the atmosphere is going to be until it actually happens. with all those volcanic eruptions and clouds, it could be that all the way around the world it is very dark, and so we will get a very dim eclipse on the other hand of it. if it is clear we will get a bright eclipse. that is what we are looking forward to finding out.|j suppose it is on where you are in the world, but will we feel the change in the eclipse happened? will it change around us, the atmosphere and the like? no, unlike a selected clips where you have got the heat of the sun which then goes out and then you do indeed notice a real change when there is a total solar eclipse, well, with a total lunar eclipse as you said earlier, no filters needed and no danger. you just look up and enjoy it. everywhere in the world that you can see the moon is the same view. so it won't, as long as you get a view of the mode, and that isa you get a view of the mode, and that is a bit ofa you get a view of the mode, and that is a bit of a chance in the uk tonight armistice day, then you will be able to say exactly what people
in south africa or in europe are seeing. it brings everyone together, anyway. your friends will be able to see it as well, at the end of another part of europe. well, the skies are clear injohannesburg. i can tell you that. we're just looking at a live shot there. it has turned out that beautiful dark brown red colour. it almost looked like mars rather than the moon. but you cannot actually, you can actually see mars if you look at it closely, can you? >> mars will be directly below it. it will rise a bit later than the moon and roughly about 10:20pm or something that you will see mars. a very right starlike point, not likely at all. if you have a small telescope in duplicate mars you will be able to see it, it is virtually added closes for many years, just by chance tonight. there is no link between the fact there is an eclipse and mars being close. mars comes both every couple of years. butjust by chance, it is happening around now. it is well worth a look if you have a telescope. you will be able
to see it. this is easier to see, i suppose. if you find a break in the clouds in the uk tonight and you can escape the rain and thunderstorms, it is absolutely say, isn't it, to ta ke it is absolutely say, isn't it, to take a photograph of it and look at it? oh, absolutely. use a telephoto lens and get a bit of foreground as well. that will improve the shot. he really is a wonderful site, with the blood red moon and a bit of a blue sky around if you can get it early enough. a fantastic site. an ice arrival in the foreground as well. after emily, you are in york. 0h, we have just lost you. just like the sky. we have lost our guest in york. there is a lot of cloud there that is being held, there has been hail storms and and thunderstorms. i don't think people throughout yorkshire will have much luck. have we got her back? hello, emily. we get to you. and we can hear you. we have been battling thunder storms
tonight, fortunately. have been battling thunder storms tonight, fortunatelylj have been battling thunder storms tonight, fortunately. i know, is the weather playing havoc with everything. 0ne weather playing havoc with everything. one of yourjobs as an astronomer to his to study our skies in space, but try to encourage us to do the same. going by some of what the viewers have been hearing today, they are really excited about tonight. it is such a wonderful opportunity to see our solar system in motion, in real—time. opportunity to see our solar system in motion, in real-time. what are we looking for? when do we know it is the right time to lurk? fortunately, we have a really large window of opportunity. the total part of the eclipse last for an hour and 43 minutes, which is the longest one of the century, which is exciting in his own. but then the process of slowly covering up of the moon and can be slowly re—emerging of the moon out of the earth putt shadow, that takes a few more hours again. so does this beautiful, serene kind of dance of the spheres in our sky. is it encouraging that so many people do take interest in astronomy now? they always have, but future
generations and new generations seem to be taking more of an interest. i suppose it is because it is easier to do, isn't it? easier to see?|j think everyone has their real personal collection with the nice quy: personal collection with the nice guy, it is something that is open to everybody, they can go and look up and enjoy it. and if we miss it tonight, and i'm thinking there is another chance in a couple years' time, is that right? yes, we will get another very small chance in january next year. but if you really wa nt to january next year. but if you really want to go for the full and eclipse again, then your granny have to wait in the until 2029. —— full lunar eclipse again. that is quite a wait. is there anywhere that you can suggest in the uk tonight, other than where you are right now? well, exactly. i am than where you are right now? well, exactly. iam in than where you are right now? well, exactly. i am in york. than where you are right now? well, exactly. iam in york. if than where you are right now? well, exactly. i am in york. if you can find, if you've got clear skies or you can see towards the southeast it is looking clear, then if you can get somewhere where there are no trees on the horizon then you'll be able to see moon come up. very, very low in the sky at the moment. 0k, thank you very much for speaking to
us on thank you very much for speaking to us on bbc news. i know you're both dying to get out there and have a look, so we will let you go. after surviving the war in syria and being driven from their homes, a group of child refugees and her classmates will take to the stage of the royal abbott hall on sunday. they will be performing a poem about the conflict i'm a written for the bbc. it is part of a project to help young refugees and asylum seekers tell their stories creatively. caroline has been to the rehearsals. wow. it's a long way from the rubble of war to this. welcome to royal abbott hall. what do you think? what do you think? it has been a stuff but extraordinary journey for these children. she is working. several of herfamily children. she is working. several of her family members were killed children. she is working. several of herfamily members were killed in syria and her story is not unique you need. sajeda and mohammed.
mohammed is also 14. he escaped lebanon before coming here and still dreamed of home. for the first time, the voices of child refugees are being heard here at one of the country's was prestigious venues, with a poem given to themselves. country's was prestigious venues, with a poem given to themselvesm makes me feel i am in syria. eating before breakfast with my family. what do you want people to take away from the poem ? what do you want people to take away from the poem? i want them to understand that syria is a very nice country, that people would like to live in all their lives. but because of the war in thanks, everything is gone now. “— of the war in thanks, everything is gone now. —— the war and things. neither of them smoking was before they arrive. it was hard settling in. some children were bullying me. they were treating me like "go away, go back to your home, galway, we don't want you here". i remember