transfer from west brom. the scotland captain, has signed a two—year deal with mark hughes's side, and will officially join on july 1st when his contract at the hawthorns expires. next to golf, and ryder cup star ian poulter has told the bbc he thinks families hold the key for golf to have a successful future. since the economic downturn, nearly ten years ago, participation had been steadily falling, but not anymore. recent research, suggests the number of people playing golf is starting to pick up with clubs around the country, targeting juniors, and women in particular. to boost participation. tom williams reports from stoke by nayland in suffolk. tea—time at the golf course. it has come a fairway from the stuffy image of the past. clubs are now making golf fan for the family. it's great to see the family interacting, we have grandfathers, dads, some mums
have grandfathers, dads, some mums have made it here which is always nice, it gets the whole club in a positive atmosphere.” nice, it gets the whole club in a positive atmosphere. i like playing and if she can do something with me that's great. great exercise getting up that's great. great exercise getting up the hills. and her one of europe's ryder cup a great school should focus on family. a massive pa rt should focus on family. a massive part of my playing was down to my dad, my family playing, my brother, so dad, my family playing, my brother, so anything we can do and anything golf clubs can do to get kids on the course playing i think is fantastic. it should be a family game. it should be something we can enjoy with everybody from all ages. one of the big things that golf has failed to harness is the fact that it can be the ultimate family sport. i can play golf with my father who is in his 805, my wife and my teenage son.
we can have a four ball. and we can have quality family time and have a proper game and there is no other 5port where that is possible. for more than a decade participation has beenin more than a decade participation has been in decline. the number of people playing golf once a month down one third to just over a million. club membership has also fallen by nearly a quarter two and a half a million that things are looking up. numbers are 5tabilised and now 20,000 more golfers are playing each month. membership has risen too by 65,003 years. just 14% of all golfers are female so for national golf month in may that was a real drive to inspire women to play. golf sixes wa5 a real drive to inspire women to play. golf sixes was also launched to reach out to a new audience. play. golf sixes was also launched to reach out to a new audiencelj to reach out to a new audience.” 5uppo5e to reach out to a new audience.” suppose we can just keep trying to promote the game, thinking of new concepts, obviously be six 5erie5 promote the game, thinking of new concepts, obviously be six series on a couple of weeks ago was good fun. we need to keep plugging away,
finding ways to get more people attracted to the great game of golf that we play. golf is not out of the rough yet but is on the right lines. tom williams, bbc news. british and irish lion5 head coach warren gatland says he won't be making the same mistake as his predecessor by splitting the teams into midweek and test sides. the squad arrived in new zealand yesterday, ahead of the start of their tour. gatland say5 5ugge5tion5 the schedule is too tough are overblown, and has been talking about the importance of keeping the squad together for the test5, and midweek matches, unlike graham henry in 2001. it is paramount for these guys at the moment. i know the players that are involved with graham henry in 2001, he lost half the team on day one because he said, you guys over here, and you guys over there, and the players knew straightaway that thati5 the players knew straightaway that that is a test side and we are just making up the numbers. i think it is important that these guys feel like they are putting them5elve5
important that these guys feel like they are putting themselves in the shop window, that they've got a chance to go and prove themselves. iri5h rugby chief philip browne say5 ireland's bid to host the 2023 rugby world cup is on track despite the revelation that new government legislation is required. they officially submitted their bid this afternoon. ireland rugby legend brian 0'driscoll led an open—top bus, musicians and flag—bearers from the aviva stadium in dublin to world rugby‘s headquarters. they're up against south africa and france to host the tournament and the successful country is due to be announced in november. american basketball star lebron james has spoken about the ordeal of suffering raci5m, after the "n—word" wa5 spray—painted onto his los angeles home. the graffiti was reported to police yesterday. he was speaking ahead of the nba finals, where his cleveland cavaliers are taking on golden state warriors in the nba finals. no matter how much money you have
come matter how famous you are, no men matter how many people admire you, being black in america is tough. and we've got a long way to 90, tough. and we've got a long way to go, you know, for us as a society and for us as african—americans until we feel equal in america. and finally for now, the america's cup qualifers should get underway again this evening. yesterday's, 4 races were postponed after organisers decided winds, were too light, to let sailing go ahead in bermuda. ben ainslie's land rover, b.a.r, team, will face both new zealand and france later all being well. team usa, lead the standings with new zealand, in second place, ahead of britain in third. that's all from sportsday. there will be more about that and more about the america's cup sailing throughout the evening on bbc news. goodbye for now. you're watching bbc news atjust
after ten to seven. the top stories. brexit moves back to the heart of the election campaign as leaders attend rallies canvassing supporters. president trump is poised to make an announcement on whether to withdraw america from the paris climate change agreement. and in america the sacked former fbi directorjames comey is to testify before a senate committee. his evidence will form part of an investigation into alleged russian collusion with president trump's election campaign. an update on the market numbers, the london and frankfurt markets both up and the dowjones and frankfurt markets both up and the dow jones and the frankfurt markets both up and the dowjones and the nasdaq both positive territory. breaking news out of the
philippines. the reuters news agency, quoting cnn in the philippines, has suggested that gunfire and explosions have been heard outside a very popular resort, the resort world hotel in the capital, manila. cnn philippines have but there is and their twitter feed. they say police, fire trucks and a swat team are in the area, resort world is a huge integrated resort with a casino, it's a big entertainment venue, and the hotel is popular with foreign visitors. in fa ct, is popular with foreign visitors. in fact, last year 175,000 british people visited that resort. and quite a few have been there this year. but reports of gunfire and explosions outside the resort in that capital, manila, that is the resort world hotel. some suggestion
that maybe foreign tourists have been caught up in this incident. we don't know exactly what has happened but those reports are coming out in the last few minutes. any more on that, we will bring it to you when we get it. back to another developing story: climate change. president trump is about to make new announcement, it is that he could reveal that he is going to pull america of the paris climate change agreement on reducing carbon emissions. we don't know this issue until it is confirmed. it was a campaign pledge of his that he would do campaign pledge of his that he would d o exa ctly campaign pledge of his that he would do exactly that. and that decision is in the next hour or so. we will bring it to you. michaeljacobs, who worked on the paris climate change agreement as an adviser to the french government and was also an adviser to gordon brown and climate policy, joins me. good to see you.
it took the world a long time to get to this stage of being able to sign a comprehensive agreement that included not just the a comprehensive agreement that included notjust the developed world but the developing world as well. we had the rio summit in 19 two, kyoto, copenhagen which was a disaster, but and all seemed come together in paris. and now president trump could cause huge problems if he pulls america out. that's true. let's wait to see what happens. it is possible that he will say that he's been persuaded to stay in the paris climate change agreement, we are given to believe that his daughter ivanka trump has been trying to persuade him to keep america in it. we don't let if that's true. we know that all the developed countries and the pope at last weeks meeting made it a priority to tell president trump that he would notjust be damaging global co—operation that he would be damaging the economy because the
paris climate agreement wasn't an act of mass or truism, it was an act of self interest including self interest of the united states. climate change does not stop at borders, it is already happening in the us which has had extraordinary droughts, storms urges and flooding. and now we know that the low carbon economy is full ofjobs and growth. so this would be an act of self harm as well as harm to the rest of the world. it's interesting that the chinese are putting pressure along with the european union and many on the continent, putting pressure on president trump and the americans to say, clean energy, new technology in this field, that's the future of global growth. the other interesting statement to be made on this will be tomorrow by the european union and china who have come together to say, not only do we reaffirm our commitment to the agreement so the withdrawal if it happens will not affect us, we will do more. why are
they doing that? to say to the world, don't think that if the us leaves we will do so. we are the rest of the world's economic superpowers, we are carrying on, they are also doing it because they can sue the opportunity to european and chinese companies to lead the way in the technologies that will help drive the world to the global economy. under circumstances where american policy goes backwards, it will be american workers and young people who will lose out so if president trump goes down this road of pulling america out of the paris agreement it's a gesture of contempt for the rest of the world and for his own people and his own economy. deerfield and there's a lot of discussion, shall we say, within the trump administration as to whether to pull america out, are there enough voices saying, this is the future, greenjobs of enough voices saying, this is the future, green jobs of the future?‘ huge future, green jobs of the future?l huge number of american businesses,
like google but also exxon mobil, the largest oil company in the world, have written to president trump to say, don't do this. we can see the economic benefits to our companies and workers, jobs in america from climate action so it isn't just america from climate action so it isn'tjust non—government organisations that are saying that, american businesses are telling him to do it. so he's had plenty of voices telling him what he should do, let's see if he will listen to them not. we will find out in just over an hour's time. michaeljacobs, thank you. we'll bring you that announcement from the white house live this evening on bbc. before that time for a look at the weather. huge contrasts with the weather across the uk today, we've seen cloud across rain and scotla nd we've seen cloud across rain and scotland and northern ireland and in the western isles, 1a degrees, lots of sunshine for england and wales, in the south—east, another one night for most of england and wales, that
southerly breeze, temperatures not dropping too far but it will be quite a wet night for scotland and northern ireland, that rain creeping across the irish sea, by which stage the temperatures are around about to 12 degrees belfast, but for most of england and wales is 1a or 15 degrees so another one night to come. in a warm start to the day as well. we will see this area of rain is fully moving from west to east, at risk of that, and risk of thunderstorms in the afternoon as temperatures build up to possibly 27 degrees in the south—eastern corner, certainly one afternoon, for the west, more like 17 or 18 degrees. —— certainly a warm afternoon. hello and welcome to 100 days+. injust an hour, we'll know president trump's decision on the paris climate accord. will he withdraw entirely, stay in, or craft some middle ground? there are huge consequences, for america and the world. from berlin to beijing, they are urging mr trump today not
to abandon the landmark agreement. it's also important that the american society, all other societies and the business community, mobilise themselves to preserve the paris agreement as a central piece to guarantee the future of our children and grandchildren. and, one week today, uk voters head to the polls. with the race tightening, we'll hear what's driving this election.