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the next stage in the contest for the tory leadership and downing street — a second secret ballot takes place this afternoon. tory mps choose between six candidates, who have to secure enough supporters and avoid coming last, to get through. those remaining in the race will take part in a live tv debate here on the bbc this evening. also this lunchtime: the teenage neo—nazis, who encouraged an attack on prince harry for marrying a mixed—race woman, jailed for terrorism offences. how a police report identified london bridge as a viable target just weeks before the attack. the former head of uefa, michel platini, is questioned by french police over the awarding of the 2022 world cup to qatar. and the cricket world cup sees england take on afghanistan for the first time ever
on english soil. coming up in the sport later in the hour, we have the latest from queen's. but it has been a very wet start to the second day of the grass court tournament. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. the race to become conservative leader and prime minister intensifies today, with a second round of voting by mps on the six remaining candidates. they'll be knocked out if they come last, or if they fail to secure at least 10% of the vote, that is 33 supporters. those who get through will take part in a live bbc debate this evening. it will be a chance to scrutinise the frontunner boris johnson, who's almost certain to make it through. he refused to take part
in a tv debate at the weekend, and a westminster hustings yesterday. our political correspondent, nick eardley, reports. who will win the race to call this place home? no shortage of ministers with eyes on the top job. place home? no shortage of ministers with eyes on the topjob. jeremy hunt wants it, so do michael garrett —— michael gove and sajid javid. an rory stewart thinks he has got momentum in the race to succeed theresa may. i am feeling good, he replies. this is the man to beat. silent again leaving home this morning. but he is hoovering up support in parliament.” morning. but he is hoovering up support in parliament. i think he is the best place to get us out of the eu at the end of october. and secondly, i do believe he is an election winner. i think he is someone election winner. i think he is someone who can bring the country and the party back together. this afternoon, in here, tory mps will hold their second vote. at least one
leadership hopeful will drop out and it could be more. candidates will need the backing of 33 mps. boris johnson is safe. he is miles ahead. jeremy hunt and michael gove should have enough support. it will be close for rory stewart, sajid javid and dominic raab. mr stewart admits it will be tight but he wants the opportunity to take on boris johnson. half the people in his campaign have got the impression that he intends to leave on the 31st of october with no deal. and in the other half of the people in his campaign seem to have got the impression he is going for the softest of soft bread exits. the reason it alarms me is that the only way we are going to have stability around our government, country and party as people trust us. sajid javid says his party needs to show it reflects modern britain. javid says his party needs to show it reflects modern britainm javid says his party needs to show it reflects modern britain. if we end up in a situation where the final two, three, four are people of similar backgrounds... sunday school, oxbridge, all that?
similar backgrounds... sunday school, oxbridge, allthat? yes, i don't think that is healthy for the tory party. michael gove is adamant his attempt has not run out of stea m. his attempt has not run out of steam. a shower and a change of clothes later... i am feeling confident. i am looking forward to a good debate with the other candidates later and looking forward to making a case for a good brexit deal and that we move forward to this country for the better. everyone who makes it through this afternoon's vote will be here tonight for the bbc debate. it will be the first debate that boris johnson has taken part in in public, and inevitably the other candidates will want to put pressure on the front runner over his brexit plans, over his policies, over what he wa nts to over his policies, over what he wants to do in number 10. tonight, voters across the uk will be let in on the debate. policies will be tested, mines could change, even in a race for the result sometimes feels like a foregone conclusion.
our assistant political editor, norman smith, is at westminster. a clear feeling borisjohnson will make the last two, but second place still all to play for? it is tight, tight tuesday in terms of the tussle for second place. borisjohnson is streaking over the horizon, miles ahead as the favourite. second place is becoming increasingly nip and tuck. michael gove, jeremy hunt are best placed. but you sense their campaigns beginning to puff and wheeze a little bit. just at the moment rory stewart appears to be picking up momentum following a very sort of quirky, idiosyncratic campaign which is now getting heavyweight backing in parliament from the likes of mrs may, —— mrs may's number two, david lidington. he has positioned himself blu ntly lidington. he has positioned himself bluntly as the soft brexit micro candidate. he has also positioned himself, he proudly says so, as they
not borisjohnson himself, he proudly says so, as they not boris johnson kampl himself, he proudly says so, as they not borisjohnson kampl —— candidate. for all those tory mps not very keen on brexit, not keen on borisjohnson, they not very keen on brexit, not keen on boris johnson, they tend not very keen on brexit, not keen on borisjohnson, they tend to gravitate behind him. he comes from a long, way behind. but we have kind of been here before. you think of jeremy corbyn, also an outsider, also fought a campaign outside the normal party structures, he came from nowhere to win the contest. code will be about to see the same ain? code will be about to see the same again? who knows? it mightjust be media froth and our desire to generate this into something of a real contest than a walkover. but we a lwa ys real contest than a walkover. but we always say, tory contests never go according to plan. and maybe rory stewart will turn out to be the big surprise. norman smith. and a reminder, you can watch the announcement of who's through to the next round at six o'clock, live on the bbc news channel. then two hours later, it's the first debate with all the candidates left standing for conservative leader
and our next prime minister, at eight o'clock this evening on bbc one. two neo—nazi teenagers, who suggested prince harry should be shot for marrying a woman of mixed race, have been jailed for encouraging terrorism. the pair were members of the sonnenkrieg division, an extreme revolutionary nazi group exposed by bbc news in december. our home affairs correspondent, daniel sandford, reports. some of the most violent nazi propaganda to emerge in britain. internet posts calling for women who mix with other races to be killed, and for attacks on the police. there was even a post — which we're not showing — suggesting prince harry should be shot as a race traitor. the group responsible, sonnenkrieg division, was set up last year, but was exposed by a bbc news investigation. the men were arrested the next day. the group encourage followers to join a violent race war.
they were encouraging others online to commit terrorist attacks and of course it only takes one individual to be encouraged or be inspired by that propaganda to take that further step. today, michal szewczuk — a computer science student from leeds responsible for many of the posts — was sentenced to four years, three months in prison. in a blog he'd also encouraged followers to rape and slaughter women. but when we caught up with him, he seemed less keen to make the same comments on camera. why were you running an account saying women and babies should be raped? no comment. do you think prince harry should be killed ? no comment. are you looking forward to going to jail? no comment. anything else? no more refugees!
oskar dunn—koczorowski, seen here in the centre of a neo—nazi march, was jailed for 18 months. he had previously been a member of the banned group national action, and did fight training with other former members. on the sonnenkrieg social media account he wrote... oskar, why did you think that prince harry was a race traitor? again, he seemed less brave when the camera was running. so you're happy to post about nazis on the internet but you're not prepared to admit it on camera? the uk group sonnenkrieg division was linked to this ultra—extreme nazi group... race war now! ..from the united states, called atomwaffen division, that encourages lone—wolf attacks and has been linked to five murders in the us. their ideology is viewed as the most violent revolutionary right wing extremism. daniel sanford, bbc news.
the inquest into the london bridge attacks two years ago has heard that an independent report, commissioned by city of london police weeks earlier, warned of almost exactly the kind of attack that was carried out. eight people were killed when when three men drove into pedestrians before stabbing people in borough market. our correspondent richard lister is outside the old bailey. tell us what happened in court this morning? this report was commissioned by the city of london police just after the westminster bridge attack in march 2017, and city of london police were trying to find out where other targets might be vulnerable, what other places might be at risk. they commissioned a security company to look into that. their employees carried out surveillance at various high profile points in london and concluded that london bridge was a viable option for terrorists wishing to carry out an attack, and especially a vehicle
attack. they went on to say in the report, published in april 2017, that the southern end of the bridge represented an attractive location in which to attack bystanders with a bladed weapon after crashing the vehicle. that is honest exactly what happened in june 2017. vehicle. that is honest exactly what happened injune 2017. question about this report today on the stand was the witness who has been on there for most of the morning, deputy assistant commissioner of the metropolitan police, lucy dorsey, in charge of special operations in london and nationally. she said she was not aware of the report because it had been commissioned by city of london police. she said even if she had been aware of the report, she probably would not have been rushing to put barriers out because she said those who wrote the report did not have access to the kind of intelligence that she had to make assessments about what places were at greatest risk. she said it was that intelligence which deemed where it was important to put security
operations in place to resist the kind of attack this report talks about. she is still on the stand at the moment. richard, thank you. heathrow airport has published details of what it calls its "masterplan" for expansion, which will take place over 30 years and include a third runway by 2026. the proposals require diverting rivers, moving roads, and rerouting the m25 through a tunnel under the new runway. heathrow‘s expansion has been highly controversial, particularly with local communities. the plans are now open to public consultation for three months. tom burridge reports. it's crowded at europe's biggest airport. this is the queue to get off the tarmac. 99% of landing and take—off slots at britain's main airport are full. not only are the planes queueing up to take off, they're queueing up in the sky to get in. a plane will arrive or leave heathrow every 45 seconds.
it's why heathrow says it needs a third runway. and this is what the airport hopes it will look like. the new runway will run over a new section of the busy m25. 761 homes will be demolished, their owners compensated. local roads will be moved, rivers diverted. a new low—emission zone around heathrow could mean additional charges for many vehicles. and the airport hopes it will be linked up to great western and southern rail. a third runway would potentially mean an extra 260,000 flights per year. environmental groups say we should be containing air travel, not expanding it. we are in a climate emergency and heathrow is already the biggest single source of greenhouse gases in the uk. it's time we stop investing further into climate—wrecking airports and invest in our railways and better transport networks. noise pollution is also a major concern for local residents. heathrow says it will increase by an hour and a half the period
overnight when flights are not scheduled. it says its terminals and ground operations will be carbon neutral by next year. one of the things we'll be producing as part of the consultation today is our preliminary environmental impact assessment, which sets out the implications from an air quality, noise, and carbon perspective. they are really important factors and we have worked hard to make sure that we mitigate those. and, clearly, we won't be able to expand unless we deliver on those environmental limits. heathrow says a third runway will boost our economy post brexit, with freight capacity greatly increased. it also plans to develop terminals 2 and 5 to cope with additional traffic. like terminal 3's automated baggage zone, every part of heathrow is under pressure. but there is now a blueprint for expansion on the table. the airport hopes work will begin in 2022. tom burridge, bbc news, at heathrow.
the former head of football's european governing body, michel platini, is being questioned by french police over the awarding of the 2022 world cup to qatar. the decision to name qatar as host in 2010 has been dogged by allegations of corruption. jane dougall is in paris. just update us on what has happened? yes, not long ago it was reported that michel platini had been brought here to the offices behind me, the anti—corru ption office of the judicial police based at the ministry of the interior, the building behind me. his lawyer has just been seen leaving the building. there is no sign of michel platini departing as yet. he is being questioned over the awarding of the 2022 world cup to qatar, which at the time, in december 2010, was something of a shock not least because the blazing temperatures in the summer in qatar are practically unbearable for
footballers. however, that issue has been resolved by switching the tournament to the winter months. another major concern was the lack of human rights in qatar. so many investigations were launched into the decision and following those investigations, 16 of the 2a members of the executive committee of fifa have either been struck off, suspended or are still under investigation. this is anotherfall from grace for michel platini. he is something of a figurehead in france, the former france captain in his playing days, and instrumental in organising the 1998 world cup, hosted in france and which they won, the tournament for the first time. it was deemed as being very successful. he was then elected as head of uefa, the football governing body in europe. in 2015, he was banned from football by fifa's ethics committee, along with former fifa president sepp blatter, following a conflict—of—interest and dereliction of duty over payments.
that ban from football expired in march of this year. and france is hosting the women's world cup currently, so this morning's questioning is very timely because fifa are in town. back to you. thank you. jane dougall. the time is 13:17pm. our top story this lunchtime: the race to become conservative leader and prime minister intensifies today, with a second round of voting by mps on the six remaining candidates. and still to come... how a flood hit community in lincolnshire faces more devastation, with more rain forecast. and coming up in the sport later in the hour on bbc news, a solid start from england in their world cup match against afghanistan at old trafford. more weather warnings have been put in place as thunderstorms, torrential rain and flooding look set to batter parts of the uk.
some flood—hit communities, such as wainfleet in lincolnshire, could face further damage and 600 homes have been evacuated. alison freeman reports. all eyes are on the river as the threat of more rain looms. a crack has been seen in the banks of the steeping near to this hole which has already been plugged. two months‘ worth of rain fell in just two days in the lincolnshire town of wainfleet. almost 600 homes had to be evacuated. pretty horrendous, really. there was water up to our chest when we last went in. lost everything in the house. jean and kevin were shocked at the speed at which the water came into their home. they had just finished renovating and say it will take another year to restore it to its former state. very, very sad, obviously, you know. we've never had anything like this happen before, but we just had to get out, so we did. the water level in wainfleet has dropped over the past few days, but with another spell of heavy rain
forecast tonight and tomorrow — up to five centimetres on already sodden ground — people are very worried about what will happen to their homes. they're very angry. we've got a lot of people around here who are angry, and rightly so. they've lost their homes. so we're trying to get everything in place. district council, we've got skips, we've got people coming to help. so hopefully, you know, we can all pull together again. around a0 tonnes of water per second are being pumped away, but it's not known if it will be enough. the next 2a to 48 hours is a really important time for us. we are keeping a critical eye on, and we hope to get people back in their homes as quickly as possible. if the rain does materialise, residents are being warned it's likely they'll need to stay away from their homes until at least the end of next week. alison freeman, bbc news. the united states is to deploy a thousand more troops to the middle east, on top
of the 1500 already there, as tensions grow with iran. the pentagon claims it now has more evidence that iran was behind the attacks on two tankers in the gulf of oman last week. mark lowen is in fujairah in the united arab emirates. how significant is this military deployment? i think it is another significant warning shot from the us against iran, retaliatory show of strength against tehran because of what washington said was eran ‘s attacks on tankers in the persian gulf in recent weeks. it is another part of us‘s so—called maximum pressure strategy on iran. they have crippled the —— the iranians economy through sanctions, iranian oil exports are down, iran is struggling to pay public sector salaries and there you have the moving of significant military assets into the region. the
fear is that it has become yet another dangerous new geopolitical flash points. on the one hand iran is somewhat backed up by china and russia who have both warned washington against provocative acts. the chinese foreign minister today said that the us should not open a pandora's box here. at the us, goaded by the uae, saudi arabia and israel. —— michael birch of the us are goaded by. and iran is threatening to breach the nuclear accord in ten days if europe does not come to its rescue. it is a combustible mix, fodder for the hawkish elements on both sides of the stand—off and this in one of the most volatile parts of the world. mark lowen, thank you. the former egyptian president mohamed morsi has been buried in cairo after he collapsed and died in court yesterday. the country's first democratically—elected president had been in prison for six years after his overthrow by the army in 2013. the 67—year—old was buried at a cemetery in the egyptian
capital after his family was denied a public funeral in his hometown. human rights groups have called for an investigation into his death, raising questions about his treatment in custody. healthy, supportive relationships are "utterly indispensable" and must be strengthened if women caught up in prison are to avoid reoffending, according to a ministry ofjustice report. it comes as the thejustice secretary, david gauke, says he wants to reduce the number of women who are given short prison sentences for non—violent offences — to avoid any adverse effects on their children. frankie mccamley reports. when my mum was punished ifelt like i was punished too, because i couldn't say goodbye to her and because i didn't see her for such a long amount of time. katie's mother anna was sent to prison when she was 11. we are protecting both of their identities. i used to shout at everyone, like, just punch everything and kick everything all the time.
it's thought around 17,000 children every year in england and wales have their mother go to prison. in the family court system a child is at the centre of proceedings. that is not the case in the criminal courts, which is the focus of an enquiry by the joint committee on human rights. the state is supposed to protect people's human rights, but when the state sends a mother to prison, then they are actually violating the human right of the child of that right to a family life. in a courtroom that looks like this, thejudge could consider a pre—sentence report that can include mitigating factors like whether the defendant has children. but these reports aren't always taken into account. it varies from one courtroom to another. which is what rose, not her real name, experienced. in her initial trial the judge gave her a suspended sentence as the sole carer of two children. but in the court of appeal the judge
had a very different message. he said, "although parenthood is important, children cannot be used as a trump card to avoid jail." what did you think when he said that? i felt horrible. lucy baldwin analysed different approaches across the country. some women have been advised not to disclose they have children because certainjudges may or may not respond more harshly. mothers are advised, don't worry, it doesn't matter because you're not going to attract a custodial sentence for this offence, and the mothers are reluctant to disclose the fact they have children because they fear a more harsh punishment. but a government commissioned review today has found family relationships are a must have for women's rehabilitation. i do think at the moment there are women and mothers who go to prison where, if we could have good robust community sentences, that would be a better outcome, not just for the woman,
notjust for the child, but also for society. but with one of the highest rates of female imprisonment in western europe, this systemic shift towards rehabilitation rather than incarceration, feels for many a long way off. frankie mccamley, bbc news. a man has pleaded guilty to throwing a milkshake over brexit party leader nigel farage last month. gerry jackson from newcastle upon tyne through the milkshake when mr farage was visiting the city. he pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage to a microphone won by mr farage. lives are being lost and destroyed by the failure of the nhs in england to provide care for people with eating disorders, mps and campaigners say. more than a million people have an eating disorder, but specialist help is often difficult to access, leaving patients relying on gps who lack the skills
and training to help. our health correspondent dominic hughes reports. for the past decade, hannah has lived with an eating disorder. it's a potentially very serious condition, and yet she struggled to get the help she needed. there was a long wait, actually, when i was 19, to get help. so the wait was about six months for some cbt group therapy, and by that point, that wasn't really sufficient. and also, within six months i was extremely unwell, and by that point i was having, you know, suicide attempts. for those suffering with an eating disorder, getting treatment quickly is vital. but the eating disorder charity beat says, last year, one in five adults in england had to wait longer than 18 weeks, while one in ten had to wait for more than than 2a weeks. the average waiting time in england was nine weeks, but the charity says patients face a postcode lottery for treatment. what we found was that, for some areas, people are being seen within two weeks. for others, they're waiting almost six months.
it's a real variety across the country, and that's having detrimental impacts upon people's health. i think the real issue is bringing in some waiting time directives, like we've had in children and young people, alongside lobbying for funding from the government which, hopefully, the report from parliament will support and encourage and help implement. for those like hannah, who are living with an eating disorder, a clear understanding of their illness is key. but a report from a committee of mps says the training medical students receive can amount to just a few hours. they warn that, without better training and more joined—up services to help people like hannah, the nhs is risking avoidable deaths. dominic hughes, bbc news. for details of organisations which offer advice and support with eating disorders, go online to bbc.co.uk/actionline — or call the number on your screens. thousands of passengers have faced
disruption at the start of a five—day strike by south western railway workers. long queues formed outside surbiton station in south—west london, while commuters waited to board trains. members of the rail, maritime and transport union have walked out in an ongoing dispute over planned changes to the role of guards on trains. services have been cancelled or disrupted — and the stoppage coincides with royal ascot. it's a david and goliath battle in the cricket world cup as tournament favourites england take on minnows afghanistan at old trafford. england won the toss and are batting, a short time ago they were 269—2. with nine overs left. andy swiss has been watching the action. hoping for the biggest shock in a world cup history. the is one of cricket's most remarkable stories, but the tournament minnows are now
against one of its favourites. england know if they are serious about lifting the real version of this trophy then this is a game that it is almost unthinkable to lose. includes batsmen emerge to expectations of a mammoth total, but despite a flurry of early folds from james vince they could not find their fluency james vince they could not find theirfluency and james vince they could not find their fluency and soon afghanistan had their reward. vince gone for 26, not exactly the start england hopeful. gradually the shackles began to listen. jonny bairstow led the way, the first six of the match as he soon the first six of the match as he soon reached his half—century in style. it hadn't been easy but at last england was starting to accelerate. afg hanistan's fielding was england was starting to accelerate. afghanistan's fielding was hardly helping their cause. a catalogue of errors from them and soon a catalogue of errors from them and soon the crowd had a chance to see if they could do any better. ba i rstow if they could do any better. bairstow artist blistering best, england firmly in control. on 90, he succumbed to a bit of
brilliance. the afghanistan captain used to be a body—builder and he is certainly enjoying that. could his team muscled their way back? not with captain eoin morgan at the crease. he has onlyjust recovered from a back spasm, you would hardly have guessed it from this. soonjoe this. soon joe root this. soonjoe root reached his half—century. it has not been as simple as many expected, but england are heading for a commanding total. time for a look at the weather. here's nick miller. cloudy epic cricket, but the cricket surviving the weather for now. northern england having the best so far, but pollen levels are high. in southern england, we have to look at this woman holding an umbrella with one spare, that sums up the great british summer, and very wise, looking at the radar pictures. outbreaks of rain pushing across southern england into south wales, we have had some rumbles of thunder and it is showers again in scotland