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by a partner or relative is at its highest level for at least five years. police at heathrow airport arrest two men who they suspect were trying to fly a drone into the airfield. the singer lily allen says her record company failed to take action after hearing allegations that she'd been sexually assaulted. clashes over healthcare, but unity on gun control — democrat presidential hopefuls battle it out in their race for the presidential nomination. and coming up — the solheim cup is under way, at gleneagles. it's europe versus the usa, in one of the biggest events in women's sport. good morning and welcome to the bbc news at nine. the house of commons speaker, john bercow, has vowed to use what he called "creativity" in parliament, if borisjohnson ignores the law designed
to stop a no—deal brexit. mr bercow called it "astonishing" that "anyone has even entertained the notion" of forcing through brexit without the approval of mps. the prime minister has said he would rather be "dead in a ditch" than ask for a delay. in the last few minutes, the irish premier says between the eu and uk remains "very wide". our political correspondentjess parker is in westminsterfor us. good morning to you, and the speaker now seems to have set himself implacably against boris johnson now seems to have set himself implacably against borisjohnson if he ignores that law designed to stop a no—deal brexit? he ignores that law designed to stop a no-deal brexit? yeah, there is this ongoing tension which we are likely to see coming into play over the next few weeks, especially when parliament returns on 14th october. on the one hand you have a law which has been passed by mps saying that borisjohnson must potentially has been passed by mps saying that boris johnson must potentially seek a delay to brexit, if he hasn't got
a delay to brexit, if he hasn't got a deal approved by 19th october. then you've got borisjohnson saying that he is not going to seek a delay, he would rather be dead in a ditch, as you havejust delay, he would rather be dead in a ditch, as you have just said. delay, he would rather be dead in a ditch, as you havejust said. and ministers like foreign secretary dominic rab have talked about testing the law to its limit. and so john bercow, talking last night as he gave a lecture in london, was referring to this, and he said, not obeying the law must surely be a nonstarter,. and in order to hammer home his point, he made this interesting comparison. one should no more refuse to request an extension of article 50 because of what one might regard as the noble end of departing from the eu as soon as possible, than one could possibly excuse robbing a bank on the basis the cash stolen would be donated to a charitable cause immediately afterwards. and the only form of brexit we will have, whenever that might be, will be a brexit that the house of commons has explicitly endorsed.
and interesting to hear those lines just emerging, the irish prime minister saying that the uk and eu are still far apart on the idea of a deal. given that the times is reporting this morning the democratic unionist party is prepared to move its red lines on brexit, specifically the idea of northern ireland being treated differently to the rest of the uk, how much have you been able to find out about what the position of the dup is and whether that really is as firm an intention of the party as this report suggests? so, obviously, the background to this is the quest, and it has proved quite a difficult one, to ensure that whatever happens with brexit, that border between the republic of ireland and northern ireland remains free and flowing. we have had different iterations of what is known as the backstop, the insurance policy, in order to make sure that happens. one idea was that
northern ireland would follow eu rules and regulations in order to make sure the border stayed free and flowing. that was not acceptable to the dup, they don't want to see a border down the irish sea. then we moved to a uk version of that, which maybe now looks like it is not in order because boris johnson maybe now looks like it is not in order because borisjohnson has talked about ditching the backstop altogether. and now we're back to talking about maybe some kind of mechanism whereby northern ireland would work alongside the republic and the eu on things like agrifood products in order to make sure that that border remains frictionless. and reports today in the times, as you say, suggesting that the dup might suddenly be willing to move their red lines, allow some sort of regulatory differences down the irish sea between northern ireland and the rest of the uk. however, the dup leader, arlene foster, in a tweet last night was pretty clear in dismissing that. and this morning, we've been hearing from the dup mp sammy wilson, the party's brexit spokesman in westminster, and he was very dismissive of the reporters
well. —— report as well. of course, we want to see a deal, the uk government wants to see a deal, and i think that as the deadline approaches, the irish government recognise the damage to their economy, if they don't get some arrangement with the uk, because they have a significant stake in keeping the uk market open for their exporters. of course, you were just mentioning there was comments by the irish taoiseach leo varadkar. suggestions again today that a deal is some way off between the united kingdom and brussels. interestingly, negotiations are set to resume again today, boris johnson's representative david frost in brussels for those talks. no 10 have been talking relatively optimistic about finding a deal. borisjohnson very clear that he does want to find some kind of agreement, that that is absolutely his preference. but of course, as ever, time is running out, 31st october, the current
default departure date, although of course that falls into tension with the cross—party act designed to stop a no—deal brexit and potentially see a no—deal brexit and potentially see a delay beyond 31st october. thank you very much for that, just parker, in westminster. domestic violence killings across the uk are at their highest level for five years, according to police force figures obtained by the bbc. that's despite a series of measures taken by the government to reduce domestic abuse. our home affairs correspondent tom symonds reports. rodrigo giraldo killed his wife, margory villegas, then put her body in the boot of this car before burying her in a shallow grave. officer: how long were you out looking for her? he lied to the police, claimed he tried to find her... for how long? two, three hours. ..and, as in so many domestic violence cases, what he did has shattered his family. there is the fact that we no longer have the greatest ally we've ever known,
which is my mum, and really why i feel blessed to be here to be able to say these things because of her, her sacrifices, everything she ever did for us. we've obtained police figures showing killings involving domestic violence reached a five—year high in 2018. they're also contributing to the rise in knife crime. our analysis of the first 100 killings in the uk this year shows six women and one man were stabbed to death in domestic violence. the government is running awareness campaigns. it has increased police powers, and ministers say more are coming. campaigners are concerned they're not being used. they say tackling the pattern of abuse which leads to murder in the home, like that of margory villegas, has to become a top priority. tom symonds, bbc news. i am joined in the studio by lucy hadley, who is a campaigns and public affairs officer at women's aid, a charity
which works to support victims of domestic violence. lucy, thank you very much for coming along to talk to us about these very grim figures, on the up, as we were just hearing, intel's report. and one person describing this as the invisible, the victims of this, as the invisible victims, do you think that domestic abuse is still not getting the attention that it needs, compared to other knife crime? getting the attention that it needs, compared to other knife crime7m getting the attention that it needs, compared to other knife crime? it is appalling to see that domestic homicides are at a five—year high, and it is really good that you're shining a light on the statistics today, because far too often, the murders of women, and they are predominately women that are killed in the home, by a partner or ex partner, are far too often described as isolated incidents or one—offs, when actually they follow clear patterns and trends and they're most typically the final act of an abusive and very controlling relationship. so it is really important that we recognise that
these murders are linked, they're driven by the same cause, which is male violence against women, and by doing that, can be recognised and start to prevent these forms of crime. i mentioned knife crime, of course these murders are committed ina course these murders are committed in a variety of ways, but there seems to be a trend for the perpetrators of the crimes stabbing their victims? there is, we have seen that significantly as a weapon thatis seen that significantly as a weapon that is used in these forms of cases, alongside other blunt instruments, and other things that you would find in the home, which is just really shocking. and i think it's important to focus on the fact that we see warning signs and these women are experiencing often abuse and control over long periods of time and there are opportunities to help and reach out and support and get help and earlier time, and we need to find those and stop this from happening. the domestic abuse bill has been put on hold because of the suspension of parliament, and let me quote the president of the
family division of the high court, who said yesterday... of this is a vitally important bill, he said, it is immensely depressing, nothing effective has been done to get this necessary reform through parliament. i'm sure you are going to echo what he is saying? absolutely, we've been working on this legislation alongside survivors of domestic abuse and other experts for around two years so it was hugely disappointing that due to prorogation it fell, again, and we're pleased that the prime minister is pleased to bring it back in the queen's speech, but really, we need to see a bill that recognises the gender nature of domestic abuse in parliament, recognises that really clear because thatis recognises that really clear because that is what we are talking about here, and a bill which is also underpinned by sustainable funding for support services. remind us what the changes are in this bill that you think will make a difference, i think one of them is making it easierfor think one of them is making it easier for women, think one of them is making it easierfor women, and think one of them is making it easier for women, and it think one of them is making it easierfor women, and it is mainly women, not exclusively, but mainly, who are the victims of this kind of
crime, making it easierfor them to check whether their prospective partner, boyfriend, has any record of domestic abuse? that's right. clare's law, which gives you the ability to check whether your partner has a previously committed domestic abuse, will be put on a statutory footing, so it should be used more consistently amongst police forces. at the moment, the public‘s knowledge and awareness of this scheme is quite low, so this aims to improve that. but really, we need to see a bill which goes beyond the criminal justice need to see a bill which goes beyond the criminaljustice system alone, because only one in five victims will ever report to the police. there are so many more ways that we can intervene and help early, from health, housing, right across the public sector, and that is what we need this bill to deliver. talk to us need this bill to deliver. talk to us about women's aid and funding for that organisation, because, of course, providing a refuge, somewhere for people to flee from this situation, can be a key step in breaking the cycle? absolutely.
refuges save lives, we know that. women and children need to escape to a refuge when they are at high risk of harm or murder. unfortunately we still see these services in a funding crisis, around 60% of total referrals to refuges in england last year we re referrals to refuges in england last year were declined. and they are still... because there wasn't the money or staff? often because there was no, yeah. how do you square that with the prime minister saying that this is a priority and that this bill is going to be back in front of the commons in the next session of parliament? we are really pleased to see that public commitment, finally, we wrote to him last week and pressed for that so we are pleased to see that he has made that commitment to delivering the bill, but what we would need to see is transformative legislation, but what we would need to see is tra nsformative legislation, we needed to go wider than just the criminal justice system needed to go wider than just the criminaljustice system alone, and we also need to see it underpinned by that secure funding future. the government has promised to do that
and find a sustainable funding solution for refugees but we have not seen it in place yet. ? solution for refugees but we have not seen it in place yetﬁ a couple of months. and have they given you any suggestion about when that sustainable solution might be in place? well, it is meant to be delivered through the legislation, so that is what we will be hoping to see this autumn. lousi, thank you very much for coming in. the singer lily allen has told the bbc that her record company, warner music, failed to take action, after hearing allegations of sexual assault. the 34—year—old alleges she was attacked by an industry executive who works with the label. miquita oliver has the details. music: "smile" by lily allen. lily allen has been in the music as nurses since she was a teenager. last year, she wrote for the first time about her alleged sexual assault by an unnamed record
industry executive in 2016. she says since the release of her memoir, her label have not acted on her allegations. have you had any engagement from your record label since you wrote about the assault that happened to you in the book? yes, i went out to dinner with one of the label bosses and he said to me that he had no idea about this incident until he read about it in the book. did he say, "now that we know, boy, are we going to do something about it!" no. lily allen said she didn't tell the label about her assault in 2016, and she said she didn't tell the police because she didn't want to make a fuss. she claims the identity of her alleged attacker is known by most of the industry. a spokesperson for the company said...
music: "22" by lily allen. the bbc understands lily allen's alleged attacker continues to work with the label. miquita oliver, bbc news. two climate change protesters have been arrested within the perimeter of london's heathrow airport this morning. another five were taken into custody on yesterday on suspicion yesterday on suspicion of planning to fly drones near the airport. our correspondent keith doyle is following the story. keith, talk to us first of all about these arrests this morning? well, two people were arrested this morning, as you say, within the perimeter of heathrow airport, according to the metropolitan police. they are not giving any further details. but we know that there have been nine arrests already, seven of them were pre—emptive arrests made yesterday. the police say that there is a dispersal order which came into force around the airport this morning. that order, is in their
words, to prevent criminal activity which poses a significant security risk to the airport. so, the arrests made yesterday were of people who said they were going to take part in this protest today. and then the arrest in the early hours of this morning, we assume, were people who had got within the perimeter of the airport and were attempting to fly a drone. presumably, police are devoting quite an amount of resources to keeping a check on the airport ever since protesters, environmentalists, said they would be attempting to fly these drones — have any drones actually been flown? well, there was a video posted overnight by this group, called heathrow pause, which is a splinter group of extension rebellion, but it is separate to it. and it said it was going to fly these drones. in the video they showed them attempting to fly what they say are toy drones, they have always said they were not going to fly them into
they were not going to fly them into the flight parts or cause any danger, that is what they are saying. but the video seemed to show that they were not able to make these drones fly. they are saying that the airport has employed some sort of technological barrier to stop drones flying there. of course, the airport and the police are not going to tell us any kind of security arrangements they have, but it seemed in the video which they said was from the airport, then trying to fly these drones, that the drones were not able to take off. so, it seems that no drones have actually been flying over the airport and causing any of those problems. the airport says it agrees that action on climate change is needed but it says committing criminal offences and disrupting passengers is counter—productive. but saying that, there has been no disruption to flights or to the airport this morning. the headlines on bbc news. commons speakerjohn bercow warns borisjohnson that ignoring a law
designed to stop a no—deal brexit is a non—starter. the northern ireland backstop remains a main sticking point to a deal. the irish prime minister leo varadkar says the gap between the uk and eu remains "very wide". the number of people killed by a partner or relative is at its highest level for at least five years. and for at least five years. in sport, the solheim cup is underway and in sport, the solheim cup is underway at gleneagles, with europe looking to when back the trophy from tea m looking to when back the trophy from team usa. joss buttler resumes on 64 this morning, as england look to wrestle the initiative from australia on day two of the fifth and final ashes test at the oval. and after another golden night for alice tai and great britain, day five of the world para— swimming championships gets underway in london. i will be back with more sportjust london. i will be back with more sport just after london. i will be back with more sportjust after 9.40. democrats hoping to become their party's presidential nominee have failed to land any major blows
on the front—runnerjoe biden in a televised debate on abc news in houston. it was the third such event, but the first to feature all of the main contenders. sophie long reports from houston. a single debate, in a single night... the democratic party's top ten presidential candidates meeting on the same stage for the first time. a different lineup but a familiar dynamic. former vice—presidentjoe biden fighting to preserve his front—runner status, as those trailing behind vied for attention. the first fireworks came on the key issue of healthcare. for a socialist, you've got a lot more confidence in corporate america than i do. you've got defend the fact that 500,000 americans are going bankrupt. gun crime is traditionally a toxic issue in us politics, but in a state where there have been two mass shootings in less than two months, this is what got the biggest cheer. hell, yes, we're going to take your ar—15, your ak—47,
we're not going to allow it to be used against our fellow americans any more. cheering. perhaps the mostjarring exchange of the night was delivered by first—time candidate julian castro, and the topic was beside the point. are you forgetting what you said two minutes ago? automatically... are you forgetting already what you said just two minutes ago? jeering. he aggressively questioned the 76—year—old's memory. it was the youngest candidate on a stage with an age gap spanning four decades that played peacemaker. this reminds everybody of what they cannot stand about washington, scoring points against each other, poking at each other. as front—runner, joe biden was always going to have a target on his back, and his challengers came here with plenty of ammunition. but some candidates tried to emphasise areas of agreement and kept their greatest criticism for the man they all desperately want to beat, president donald trump. sophie long, bbc news, houston.
the probation service has said a nursery workerjailed for sexually abusing children in her care will be banned from two counties when she is released from prison. vanessa george, who is 49, was jailed indefinitely in 2009 after taking photographs on her phone as she abused toddlers at a nursery in plymouth. police in greater manchester have charged a man with the murder of his 11—month—old son. zakari bennett—eko was rescued from the river irwell in bury on wedneday, but died in hospital. zak eko, who is 22, will appear at manchester magistrates' court today. sainsbury‘s is pledging to halve the amount of plastic used in its stores by 2025. the supermarket says customers will have to change their behaviour, for example by buying milk in pouches. sainsbury‘s is also inviting the public and business partners to submit new ideas, and has been meeting with food manufacturers and packaging suppliers to identify new solutions to tackle plastic in its stores.
300,000 children in kenya will be given the world's first malaria vaccine over the next three years. an immunisation programme is being launched in the country today. it follows earlier trials in malawi and ghana. malaria kills 400,000 people each year, most of them children in sub—saharan africa. our global health correspondent tulip mazumbar has been to the country's national vaccine depot, just outside the capital, nairobi. this warehouse contains millions of vaccines, everything from polio vaccines to measles and hepatitis. this is known as the dry area, though. so, you've got stocks of fridges and freezers, which are needed to keep the vaccines cold when they're in the field in remote areas. you've also got a big stock of motorcycles, and they are also to make sure people can get the vaccines they need into very remote areas. just through there is the cold area, and that is where the world's first
ever malaria vaccine is kept. so, this is where the malaria vaccines are kept, in this cold room. it needs to be kept between two and eight degrees celsius. you can see right now it is 6.2 degrees. so, there are around 100,000 vials of malaria vaccine here in this cold room. most of it has actually already gone out to communities in western kenya, where this pilot is taking place. and this here is the vaccine. it has been 30 years in the making, and it works by training the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites. a child needs four doses of this vaccine before they reach two years old.
it has been found to prevent malaria cases in four out of ten children. it has also been found to cut the most severe malaria cases by a third. this could potentially be a game changer in the global fight against one of the world's oldest and deadliest diseases. the lorries are now being loaded up ready for their long journeys to mombasa and elsewhere. it is mainly routine vaccinations which are going into these areas, but there are also some last—minute malaria materials which will be going to the pilot areas. now, clinical trials have already shown the malaria vaccine to be safe and effective. the task now is to find out how well they work in real—life settings within communities, many of them very remote, here in kenya. the manufacturer whirlpool has intensified efforts to contact
people who have bought tumble dryers which might pose a fire risk. since a full recall was announced injuly, the firm has located more than 60,000 potentially faulty dryers, but hundreds of thousands remain in uk homes. simon gompertz reports. tumble dryers have been blamed for a series of fires, including this at a block of flats in london. now, at whirlpool, near bristol, thousands of new dryers coming off the production line are destined to replace the faulty ones, at an unknown cost to the company. this is the first time they have let the cameras in. the intention is to show how safety—conscious they have now become. under the recall, owners can get a replacement, a modification or a refund. of 500,000 problem dryers to find, 65,000 have been located sincejuly. this the people that you see working on this floor are working flat out to make sure we have availability
of product, and the people taking the calls are working saturdays to make it convenient for you, and when the consumer calls us, to know that within seven days they will get that unit installed. but more than 1.5 million owners like denise in kent have already like denise in kent had already got theirs modified, so don't qualify for the terms of the recall, and hers has overheated since the repair. that makes me very angry, very angry. i had the modification done when it was suggested. that caused my problems, and now i'm in a situation where i'm left with a faulty machine while other people have been given their money back or a new one. it's just not fair. denise won't leave the house while the dryer is on. meanwhile, whirlpool is under pressure to do more to contact hundreds of thousands who may not even know their dryers could be a danger. the singer adele has filed for divorce from her husband simon konecki, according to legal documents filed in the us.
the divorce papers were lodged at a court in los angeles. the couple had married in a secret ceremony in 2016 but announced their separation in april this year. a representative said the pair were "committed to raising their son together lovingly". now it's time for a look at the weather with phil avery. very good morning to you. michelle supplied us with this particular scene from this morning, from glastonbury, a glorious start thanks toa glastonbury, a glorious start thanks to a big area of high pressure which is really settling things down very nicely indeed across a good part of the british isles. this weather front is taking its time to drag the cloud away from the very far south of the british isles. quite a breezy day across the northern parts of scotland. you have still got a chance of some sunshine, though. temperatures a bit back on where we we re temperatures a bit back on where we were yesterday, but it is a glorious day, hope you can get to enjoy it.
clear skies overnight, you will get a sense that it is autumn in many spots, temperatures tumbling down into two figures. the exception, the far north—west of scotland, where temperatures will be higher, but you are infor temperatures will be higher, but you are in for some wet and windy weather. that will be tumbling further south during the course of saturday. saturday itself across england and wales, it is another glorious day. make the most of it, sunday, there is a bit of a crumble in the north.
hello this is bbc news with annita mcveigh. the headlines: commons speakerjohn bercow warns borisjohnson that ignoring a law, designed to stop a no—deal brexit, is a non—starter. the only form of brexit which we will have, whenever that might be, will be a brexit that the house of commons has explicitly endorsed. the northern ireland backstop remains a main sticking point to a deal — the irish prime minister leo varadkar says the gap between the uk and eu remains "very wide". the number of people killed by a partner or relative is at its highest level, for at least five years. police at heathrow airport arrest two men who they suspect were trying to fly a drone into the airfield.
the singer lily allen, says her record company failed to take action — after hearing allegations that she'd been sexually assaulted. clashes over healthcare but unity on gun control — democrat presidential hopefuls battle it out in their race for the presidential nomination. and coming up — a new exhibition of military personnel‘s tattoos, which is proving that many of the designs and the stories behind them go far deeper than basic macho pride. time now for the morning briefing, where we bring you up to speed on the stories people are watching, reading and sharing. we've been talking about domestic violence this morning and the increase in people who've died at the hands of a partner or close relative over the last five years. behind every statistic is a human story, as the loved ones of cherylee shennan know all too well. cherylee was killed by her partner in 2014. earlier bbc breakfast spoke to her sister chiyvonne and family solicitor sarah ricca.
what's particularly serious about this case is that the perpetrator had actually killed before. he'd been released, he killed his previous partner and he was on life licence, is what happens if you are convicted of a previous killing. so there were very extensive powers to recall him to prison if there was any further offending and we are talking about low levels of offending that should trigger recall. yet, this offender was allowed to enter into a relationship, to become abusive and despite the fact the abuse was reported to the authorities, he wasn't recalled to prison and cherylee paid with her life. interesting to hear about what cherylee new. about what cherylee knew.
what do you know of what she knew and what was happening to her? i mean, i believe that she didn't know everything because she was treated as an employer rather than a partner. so for me, it was five or six months and it's what has come out the inquest that she knew. she was shocked and it was noted from probation when actually they did meet her face—to—face, that she was shocked. so he'd clearly not told her. so you were finding out things in the inquest she didn't know? absolutely, yeah. i understand there was a phone conversation with the probation service with her, can you tell us about that? i don't know about that but what i do know from the inquest or what i feel that i know is that the phone call that she got was simply, has he told you about his past? and she was on the other end
of the phone saying, yes he has and he was behind her apparently at knife—point. that's what i have learnt. the most searched story that's trending across the uk this morning is the news that whirpool is recalling thousands of faulty tumble dryers which pose a fire risk. some 65,000 faulty units have been located, but thousands remain in homes across the country. business correspondent nina warhurst has the latest. so far they've managed to track down 65,000 but that means there could be hundreds and thousands still out there. we saw those pictures didn't we in bristol where a fire had started in a tumble dryer and the absolute damage they can do. what whirlpool have said, they have issued a renewed appeal for these fire risks tumble dryers. so they could be hotpoint, indesit, creda, proline, swan. what they are saying is, we are working round—the—clock, we have hotlines open on saturday. get in touch with us if you think yours might be of risk because we don't know where they are. one of the stories trending this morning is the mass emergence of painted butterflies recorded
across the uk. it's a once in a decade phenomenon with nearly half a million butterflies recorded over the summer. results from the big butterfly count, which took place over three weeks showed 30 times more painted ladies arrived in the uk compared to last year. conservationists hope the public continue to help record the sightings. let's ta ke let's take a look at what you are reading and watching on the bbc news app. one story is lily allen says her record label failed to act on claims she made of an assault by an executive from the label. number two isjohn bercow, executive from the label. number two is john bercow, as executive from the label. number two isjohn bercow, as he wants the prime minister about disobeying a law designed to prevent and no—deal brexit. number three is the news of
adele filing for divorce from her husband. let's look at what you are watching. the number one most watched story is jade mining. we have gained access to aware of this jade mining is concentrating. it is attracting thousands of people to come and work there and scavenge there but it is a very dangerous occupation. we hope to show you more of that report in a few minutes. at number two, deadly floods and a tornado in spain. an unusual cold snap has brought in flooding on the balearic islands and an elderly couple were killed when floodwater flipped their car over. many people have had to be evacuated from their homes because of this weather. you can see these astonishing images of
the tornado as well. that is number two on our most watched this morning. that's it for today's morning briefing. sport now and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's holly hamilton. good morning. the solheim cup is underway at gleneagles with the opening foursomes, as team europe look to win back the trophy from the usa. sarah mulkerrins is there for us. live coverage right across the bbc sport website and they will be highlights programme this evening on bbc from 7pm. we will be bringing you sarah in the next few minutes live from gleneagles where team usa could win it for the third time in a row.
england will begin the second day of theirfinal ashes test match in just over an hour, on 271—8. a late flurry of runs from jos buttler helped them recover after another disappointing day at the oval. he hit three sixes in the lat hour to reach 64 off only 84 balls — so will be looking to reach a personal century today, only his second in tests and give england a chance to level the series. and it'sjos buttler who is all over the back pages this morning. let's start with the express — they've gone with the headlines "jos battler". they say he's finally enjoying batting again. he's there on the back of the times as well, they also have an exclusive regarding sir dave brailsford, who they reveal is battling prostate cancer. the team inneos boss was diagnosed injuly shortly before the tour de france. and there's another exclusive
interview in the telegraph with chris froome, who is still recovering from tht horrific crash injune, but he says he”ll be ready to race again before the end of the year. it is of course friday 13th and there is plenty to fear for four super league clubs going into the final day of the regular season. those four clubs, wakefield, hull kr, huddersfield and london broncos are all level on points at the bottom, with only one game left to play. one of them will be relegated later tonight. there's no use saving anything for the week afterwards. there's no coming to training and putting things right next week. it's give it your all and give it your best. that's all i can ask of anybody, and all i can ask of anybody that plays in my team or works for the club. give it your all and give it your best, and hopefully that'll be good enough. it's day five of the para—swimming world championships in london — another chance for great britain
to add to their medal haul at this competition. yesterday, alice tai made it four golds in four days with victory in the her 400m freestyle. it takes gb's tally to a total of 30 medals and sit second in the medal table with three days of competition to go. let's go back to gleneagles now where the solheim cup is under way. sarah is there and this morning i watch them tee off and there was the proclaimers playing in the background and the atmosphere is electric? it certainly is, i don't think there is anything quite like the opening tee, the first tee on the opening tee, the first tee on the first morning of a team event like this where it is europe up
against the usa. it is a wonderful, bright morning in scotland. little bit cold at gleneagles, but we do have the latest on those scores in the opening foursomes. the usa are up the opening foursomes. the usa are up in one and europe are up in one and two are all square. ian carter, what did you make of the atmosphere this morning? for this event, the solheim cup, was this different, was it bigger? it was in keeping with re ce nt it bigger? it was in keeping with recent solheim cups we have seen on both sides of the atlantic, to be perfectly honest. but it was magical, wonderful atmosphere. there is something intrinsically magical about putting an individual sport into a team environment. the extra pressure the players feel, i think the spectators recognise that. they love to get behind their team, we had the oles for europe and the chanting from the american fans as
well. it is a great atmosphere and out on the course we have the foursomes and it will be three days. what have you made a what we have seen so far? it is porton from europe's point of view to get off to a strong start. that is why katrina matthew put out carlota ciganda and bronte law as an opening partnership. it is all square. it is very important. america have won the la st two very important. america have won the last two and there is a bit of an american momentum heading into this. those guns need to be spiked from europe's point of view. this opening sequence, only four points up for grabs up to lunchtime, but europe will be desperately keen not to be behind by the halfway stage on this opening day. we will see how it all pans out. you can follow all the latest developments on the solheim cup with the live text commentary
and highlights on bbc throughout the weekend. sarah, looking forward to it. that's all the sport for now. let's get more now, on the news that the world's first malaria vaccine is being rolled out in parts of kenya from today. it will be added to the routine vaccination schedule, and more than 300,000 children are expected to receive it over the next three years. malaria kills more than 400,000 people globally each year — mostly children. with me now is dr colin sutherland, co—director of the malaria centre at the london school of hygiene and tropical medicine. good to see you to talk about another malaria story and looking at the grim statistic in another way, one child every two minutes dies as a result of malaria, most of them in africa. how important is the introduction of this vaccine, which
has been on trial for a introduction of this vaccine, which has been on trialfor a long time? yes, this vaccine was first produced in the laboratory in the late 1980s. the first trials in children in africa were in the naughties. we have been working on this for a long time. why has it taken so long for the roll—out in can you? time. why has it taken so long for the roll-out in can you? that is how long it takes to generate a vaccine of this type and to make sure it is safe in a target group that is already vulnerable. a lot of work has been done in a number of trials over many yea rs has been done in a number of trials over many years with a lot of investment from global bodies, governments, charities and of course you know, the research sector. it's very exciting for those who have been watching this vaccine. but we also hope that the next vaccine will ta ke also hope that the next vaccine will take less time and perhaps be even more effective than this one. in terms of the trials that have gone
on for this vaccine, what do those trials tell us about how effective it is? does it prevent the disease entirely? this vaccine does not give com plete entirely? this vaccine does not give complete protection against malaria so it would not be suitable for travellers, it would not be suitable for protecting professionals, military personnel or disaster relief personnel on short—term exposure to malaria transmission. it does show a very promising ability to protect young children in those first five to ten years of life by reducing the number of times they get malaria and potentially by reducing the severity of it. one of the exciting things about the deployment of the vaccine, i think it is 360,000 children, is the numberi it is 360,000 children, is the number i have seen over the next few yea rs number i have seen over the next few years in kenya, malawi and ghana, is that we will be able to really measure properly, the impact of this
over the longer term. as you say, these are young children and the people involved in the trials are teenagers and young adults. it will ta ke teenagers and young adults. it will take many decades to know if they have a lifelong protection as a result of this vaccine. there are four vaccines in all over the childhood immunisation programme, but it is interesting to note the people involved are reminding pa rents people involved are reminding parents that their children still have to sleep under mosquito nets, they still have to take other precautions as well? that is right, this vaccine will greatly reduce child's risk of getting malaria, but not to zero. other precautions are important but are crucial and access, prompt access to malaria treatment if they do become sick is also an important part of the package. something you were keen to point out was, apart from the obvious benefits of something like this, there are other benefits we don't know about yet? that is right, some very don't know about yet? that is right,
some very interesting work has been donein some very interesting work has been done in can yet in the past, showing that if you treat schoolchildren for malaria, even if they are not sick, in areas where children are actually carrying the parasite, you find evidence that being infected by malaria parasites even if you are not sick, reduces performance at school. children do better when they have all the parasites cleared by presumptive treatment. if children are presumptive treatment. if children a re protected presumptive treatment. if children are protected in kenyan by this vaccine and in the future perhaps of the vaccines as well against malaria, they will do better at school. i had the privilege of visiting this part of kenya a few yea rs visiting this part of kenya a few years ago and i was absolutely struck by the dedication of the community to education of the children. the schoolchildren work ten hour days, six or seven days a week. they really work hard and if malaria is something holding them back, i think they are in a good position to flourish and take the
country forward. it is the community benefit as well. fascinating to talk to you doctor colin sutherland. thank you so much. spain's north—eastern coast has been subject to severe flooding with valencia and alicante badly affected. at least people were killed after some areas saw their heaviest rainfall on record. the bad weather has caused chaos on the roads and badly disrupted public transport. several rivers have burst their banks. some schools have been shut and the authorities have reported power outages. myanmar is home to the world's biggestjade mines, an industry estimated to be worth over £25 billion annually. but the hundreds of thousands of so —called scavengers who search forjade are migrants whose lives are threatened
charlie cole, one of the photographers who captured the famous tank man on film during the tiananmen square protests, has died. the image of one man standing in the way of a column of tanks, a day after hundreds or possibly thousands of people were killed, has become a defining image of the 1989 pro—democracy protests. a new exhibition of military personnel‘s tattoos is proving that many of the designs and the stories
behind them, go far deeper than what can often be assumed as macho pride. breakfast‘s john maguire went to have a look. for matt tomlinson, a decorated former royal marine, the national memorial arboretum in staffordshire offers a permanent reminder of friends and comrades lost in the war in afghanistan. it takes its toll, it does hit you, and again, coming back and just paying — paying tribute and remembrance to these amazingly courageous, brave people. that's the least we can do, really, isn't it? here, their names are immortalised in granite, but matt carries a personal reminder — ink, tattooed into his skin. ijust needed something that i could take with me. the courage and the bravery that they showed, the respect, the leadership, and they were just fantastic colleagues that i fought alongside and, you know, that's the least i could do is to have their names
tattooed on my back. he is one of the servicemen and women photographed for tribute ink — a new exhibition by the royal british legion. it opens today at the national memorial arboretum and matt is seeing his photo for the first time. what do you think of that? absolutely amazing. yep. that's what it's all about — the whole project, i think. and it helps me, you know, deal with their — their loss. i just feel that they're still around me, or, you know, a part of me, and, you know, they will always be with me, so to speak. among those features is lance sergeantjohnson beharry, awarded the victoria cross in iraq, and who rarely wears his real medal. he, too, carries a constant reminder beneath his uniform. these images portray not just a current trend, but a rich military tradition. military tattoos are centuries old. this is — tribute ink — is about tattoos but it's not about tattoos. it's about the stories of sacrifice,
it's about remembrance, it's about these military men and women that go and do extraordinary things for us and how they remember others and the things they have done. the legion is inviting otherformer and serving of the armed forces to send in pictures of their tattoos, with themes including remembering the fallen, a badge of belonging, and marking memories. which, for senior aircraftman beth dunning, means a penguin. my tattoo represents a great accomplishment for me. i got the penguin after six months in the falklands. it was my first tour, the first time prolonged out of the country away from home, and it wasjust — it was the best experience i've had so far of my career. after the arboretum, the exhibition will travel the uk, offering very personal insights into the people behind the uniform. john maguire, bbc news, staffordshire.
brussels' king bode—wahn stadium is home to the belgium football team. but one day, every year, it plays host to a different kind of sporting event — where the competitors are a little more mature. sylvia lennan—spence explains. you could call this the silver haired generation going for gold. it has been nicknamed the olympics for seniors. athletes from around a dozen local care homes taking part in all sorts of events. the aim is to encourage the elderly to remain active and to help them socialise. all in all, it seems to be working. translation: i didn't do too badly. iam happy. each translation: i didn't do too badly. i am happy. each time they organise an event, i love to participate because it is a different atmosphere. yes, i used to do sport, but since i arrived here, no. it is
only today i started doing sport again. i enjoy it. carers and family members were also invited along to offer their support. some of the events are not this bribed as official olympic sports, but everyone gets a medal, eve ryo ne sports, but everyone gets a medal, everyone is a winner. the victoria derbyshire programme is coming up in a few minutes withjoanna gosling, but right now let's look at their weather with phil avery. how are we set for the weekend? it depends where you are, the high pressure dominating the scene at the moment will continue across england and wales. but we have something more unsettled coming in for scotla nd more unsettled coming in for scotland and northern ireland on saturday. overall, it's not bad, as indeed was the start of the morning. this will be saturday's wet and windy fare for the british isles.
this cloud is supplying the cloud we have seen across northern and western parts of scotland. it is the high pressure giving a relaxed look to the weather across many parts and the balloonists were out in wiltshire. dry for most and it is feeling fresh because we had a front come down overnight and that has cloud down through the channel area heading towards the continent. the pressure builds in behind it and settled things nicely. no where near as gusty. a lovely sunshine to be had, not too much in the way a breeze across england and wales. it isa breeze across england and wales. it is a bit breezy assuring showers across northern and western parts of scotland. maximum of 22 across the south. into the mid teens for many other locations. a decidedly autumnal feeling this evening as soon as the sun is down, the temperatures will dip away safe for the north—west and quarter of scotla nd
the north—west and quarter of scotland where the blanket of cloud will keep temperatures into double figures, but it is the first signs of the cloud i was showing you out in the atlantic, that is a humdinger ofa in the atlantic, that is a humdinger of a low pressure that will spread its wet and windy weather to initially the northern and western parts of scotland, but as the weekend goes on it elbows aside the area of high pressure. chilly start for england and wales on saturday but a glorious day in prospect yet again. there comes the wet and windy weather getting into the north and west of the british isles, gradually through time working its way down. the wind freshening up as well and when i mention the win, saturday night, the northern half of scotland, gus possibly up to 70 miles an hour in the shetland isles. away from that, to the day on saturday, 11 across the south and it stays on the mild side in southern areas. to the south of the weather weakening weather from producing rain to the northern ireland, north of england. to the north of the weather front it is fresher, 15 to
hello, it's friday, it's 10 o'clock, i'm joanna gosling. the number of people killed in domestic violence cases in the uk is at its highest level in five years. we'll talk to joanne beverly,whose sister natalie hemming was murdered by her partner in 2016 while natalie's three children slept upstairs. lily allen says her record label did not take action after she told them she was sexually assaulted by a music industry figure. all i can tell you is what i do remember, which is waking up in bed with somebody that i trusted, in a position that i really did not want to be and had never given any indication that i did want that. you can hear more of that interview in a few minutes' time. and at the end of yet another whirlwind week in politics, we challenge two journalists to sum