' teams with teams with fan he's our teams with fan bases that stretch beyond national borders. it seems the world is looking to wales this weekend. it is going to be hard for real madrid but i hope they win and to have a good experience.” think both will score but juventus will get it in the end. opportunities to host the champions league final do not come around often and cardiff is determined to make every moment count on its own big day. time for a look at the weather. here's tomasz shaffernaker. mostly good news this weekend. a lot of fine weather around if you do not mind a shower or two. this is a useful picture from scotland. a wetter picture from manchester. there is rain around today with a weather front crossing the uk. this is the weekend summary. sunshine and showers. this is the satellite picture. this is low—pressure sending fresh air in our direction.
this is the weather front crossing the uk and it has brought fresh whether to many parts of the country with spots of rain. this is where we have the atlantic air. the south—east and east anglia holding on to the warmth from yesterday. today, still humid with temperatures up today, still humid with temperatures up to 26. they could be thunder and lightning on the way. further north, the northwest, scotland, northern ireland, temperatures some 10 degrees lower, but overall a fine day with sunshine and scattered showers. this evening a couple of showers. this evening a couple of showers. later tonight they could be rain in east anglia and maybe east yorkshire and as far north as eastern scotland. western and far north scotland, pretty cold tonight and in some rural areas as cool is 5
degrees. tomorrow we have fresh atla ntic degrees. tomorrow we have fresh atlantic air. almost across all of the uk. the south—east in the morning and afternoon may be warm and humid. for most, high teens. sunny spells and some showers. most showers on saturday and sunday will be across western areas. showers getting into scotland and northern ireland. the best weather will be in eastern areas. there will be a breeze during the weekend. we will change gear completely. this does not look pretty, early next week. we are watching potentially a nasty low— pressure are watching potentially a nasty low—pressure reaching the british isles. unusual for the time of year. that means heavy rain and very strong winds during monday. let's enjoy the weekend of sunshine and showers and bear in mind that early
next week there could be rough weather on the way. a reminder of the main story. the conservative candidate for south thanet has been charged with overspending in the 2015 general election campaign. craig mackinlay has said he has done nothing wrong and is confident of being acquitted. that's all from the bbc news at one. good afternoon, time for a look at the sport today here on bbc news. england all rounder chris woakes has been ruled out of the rest of the champions trophy, due to a side strain sustained in yesterday's win over bangladesh in the opening match of the tournament at the oval. woakes could only manage two
overs before the injury. his replacement has not yet been named, with steven finn amongst the possible candidates. in today's action in group a, play is back under way after a rain stoppage between new zealand and australia at edgbaston. the match has been reduced to 46 overs a side new zealand won the toss, choosing to bat. they lost martin guptill for 28, caught off the bowling ofjosh hazlewood. luke ronchi, who started his international career with australia before switching allegiance, a half century. although this fan managed to do what australia's fielders couldn't. rain managed to halt new zealand briefly but their now up to 95 for one... aleksander ceferin, the president of european football's governing body, uefa, says he is far more concerned over fans safety, given the recent terrorist attacks. however, he says the sport is adapting to the current climate to ensure tomorrow's champions league final, at the principality stadium in cardiff, will be as safe as possible for fans. i don't know if football is
a target, but all of the big events with big crowds, they are possibly targets. the problem is, the stadiums are secured and they are safe but there are many people in the streets. so, we have to be cautious about it. we have to be connected to the police, local police, intelligence agencies and we are doing that. centre jared payne is the british and irish lions‘ first injury concern of their tour of new zealand. he will miss the opening match tomorrow against the provincial barbarians with a calf strain. payne, who is a former member of the new zealand under—20s side, had been picked on the bench for the first match on his first lions tour — but has now been replaced by england winger elliott daly. there's no indication as yet
as to how serious payne's injury is. well that match will have a slightly different twist on it for the lions head coach warren gatland. his 22—year—old old son bryn will start at fly—half for the provincial barbarians. i spoke to him last night. he has been enjoying the week. we will catch up tomorrow, i think, he will have to make a few tackles at the weekend, but we haven't spoken to much about the game and obviously, he is pretty excited about the opportunity. if he does get the chance to play against us. so i am looking forward to see how he goes. belgium's tenth seed david goffin is out of the french open after retiring hurt in his third round match against argentina's horacio zeballos this morning — and as the pictures show, it looked a nasty injury. goffin was leading 5—4 in the first set when he slipped chasing a ball, and looked like he jammed his foot in the rolled up covers. zeballos was concerned at the other end
of the court as goffin received treatment but it became clear that he couldn't continue and he limped out of the championship. he could now be a doubt for wimbledon which starts in four weeks. two—time major winner martin kaymer has leapt to the defence of the beleaguered tiger woods who was arrested in florida for driving under the influence this week. the german has posted a video on his twitter account asking people to stop criticising woods in the wake of the images of his arrest on monday. they are so unfair, and very disrespectful, in my opinion. because everybody who is involved in golf was changed by his legacy. by his play. why are you being so nasty? why don't you try to do the opposite and help him now? the way that he inspired us? that is why we are where we are now. that is why we can have what we have.
that's all sport for now. i'll have more in the next hour more now on the news that craig mackinlay has been charged with offences relating to his election expenses in the run—up to the last general election. the crown prosecution service said mr mackinlay, who's standing again on june eight, and two other tory party workers will faces charges under the representation of the people act. mr mackinlay has released this statement on his facebook page. that is a statement from craig mackinlay there. let's get more on labour leader, jeremy corbyn, launching a strong attack on theresa may over her decision not to sign a letterfrom european leaders protesting at president trump's decision to pull out of the paris climate accord. mr corbyn said it showed mrs may's "silence and subservience" towards the president. but downing street said she'd expressed her "disappointment," and a source said other major countries had refused to sign. a short time ago the prime minister gave this response.
we remain committed to the paris agreement. it is an important international agreement on climate change. i made my position clear to president trump last week at the g—7 meeting, as did other leaders, and i make my point clear last night. canada and japan have not signed the letter, neither has the uk, but we all have the same view that we remain committed to the paris agreement. what did you say to president trump last night? doesn't it show your subservience to president trump, as jeremy it show your subservience to president trump, asjeremy corbyn said? no, the uk's position on the paris agreement remains as it has been. we believe it is an important position on climate change, the uk isa position on climate change, the uk is a leading nation in dealing with it. i made clear to president trump, as did other leaders last week that we believed in the importance of the
paris agreement and wanted the usa to remain in it. i spoke to president trump last night and made it clear that the uk would have wa nted it clear that the uk would have wanted the usa to remain in the paris agreement and we continue to support the paris agreement. like canada andjapan, support the paris agreement. like canada and japan, we made a very clear view known to president trump and others. a letter like this, a public declaration by people who lead countries, doesn't that show strongly how you really feel about president trump? doesn't it look wea k president trump? doesn't it look weak not to join other big countries like italy and germany and france, not standing up to him in a public way? i make a public declaration to the bbc now about the uk's position and we wanted the usa to stay within the paris agreement. they took a different decision and we continue to commit to the paris agreement. we think it is a important global agreement on dealing with it. the uk is at the forefront of dealing with it, and we remain committed to the paris agreement. with me now is our political correspondent leila nathoo.
she is at westminster for us. the prime minister is not only coming under criticism from labour over her handling of the response to donald trump's decision on climate change but from other political parties too? you heard some of the claims that were put to theresa may about her handling of her situation, which she has been strongly criticised by labour, one of the most strong attacks we've had from jeremy corbyn on theresa may, questioning her leadership. that has been her tactic in the election campaign, jeremy corbyn saying to her that it shows a dereliction of duty and she is being subservient to donald trump by not criticising him more strongly. the other allegation against theresa may, the liberal democrats say, if we have such a special relationship with the usa, this is exactly the time for that special relationship to be put into action, to use your influence, whatever that is, over
president trump to try and persuade him to change his mind. there was a window that she could have, perhaps, used to persuade donald trump to change his mind. but i think downing street are clear about the letter signed by france, germany and italy. strongly condemning present from's decision that theresa may had not had the chance to talk to president trump for the letter was signed. she wa nts to trump for the letter was signed. she wants to hear from trump for the letter was signed. she wants to hearfrom him trump for the letter was signed. she wants to hear from him first. trump for the letter was signed. she wants to hearfrom him first. i think this does rather revive allegations that she is getting too close to donald trump. she did not come out publicly and strongly in condemnation of the travel ban. i think it does leave theresa may at risk of looking rather isolated. thank you. two cousins of the manchester bomber say they had no idea
he was planning his attack, which killed 22 people. isaac and abz forjani were arrested by police after the suicide bombing — and were questioned for a week — but have since been released without charge. they've told the bbc they had no knowledge of his plans. i am still shocked. i am still letting it sink in slowly. getting around it somehow. it is not easy. it is not easy being connected to 22 lost innocent lives. and the fact that the person that did this is related to us by blood. it is something that will stay with me for the rest of my life really. my thoughts are with the families of the victims. i really do feel for them. we can come out and try and move on with our lives, but they have lost loved ones. i am still in shock, to be honest, about what happened. looking at the relationship i had with him, it was a pretty close relationship. for him to betray the image of the family, in that manner,
and in that way, which was out of order, to be honest, involving 22 people, innocent people. i'm traumatised by it, to be honest. it is shocking. it is hysterical. for people who see it as a big network that we were involved in, it is nothing like that. i believe that it was all done by one man, which developed some sort of thoughts in the past few years which he kept to himself, secret. secretly to himself. he never shared it with any members of the family. if he would have we could have done something to stop that happening, in a way. the headlines now on bbc news... the conservative candidate for south thanet craig mackinlay — along with his agent and a senior tory party official — have been charged with breaking electoral law, related to spending in the 2015 campaign. theresa may has been criticised by the opposition parties for failing to join the leaders of france, germany and italy in condemning president trump's withdrawal from the paris climate
deal. police investigating the manchester suicide bombing have evacuated an area in the south of the city after finding a car which they say could be "significa nt to the investigation". hello, in the business news this afternoon... construction here in the uk hits an 18—month high. latest figures credit the boost to a rise in house building but commercial construction, including shops and offices also increased at its fastest rate since march 2016. members of the black, asian and ethnic minority communities are a third more likely to be in insecure work than white workers — that's according to the trade union congress. one in 20 white employees are on zero—hours or temporary work contracts, whilst the figure for ethnic minority workers is one in 13 — we'll have more on this in a moment.
insurers have clashed with british airways over covering passenger costs of those caught up in last weekend's travel chaos. the ba website suggests customers should initially make any expense claims on their travel insurance — but the association of british insurers say responsibility is with the airline. ba says it will update the language on its site. afternoon. the trade union congress have said that workers from minority workers are a third more likely to be in unsecure work than white workers.0ne in 20 white employees are on zero—hours or temporary work contracts. the figure for ethnic minority workers is one in 13. the report also points out that the recent increase in temporary work was affecting the black community especially. sam gurney is head of equalities at the tuc and he joins us now. why is this the case? why are black
and minority ethnic workers finding themselves on zero hour contracts? good afternoon. the figures there that we've released today are figures we find incredibly worrying. the reason behind this is that we have large growth and insecure work, highlighting 3.2 million workers and when you dig into it, for black and minority ethnic workers, these figures are worse. we think it is to do with us today make institutional problems including racism —— systemic. in the work that they find themselves like hospitality, catering and the care sector, they are particularly exposed to the increasing insecure work. are you saying it is down to racial discrimination? in part, absolutely. in part, but not wholly? there are systemic issues the labour market, and the reasons why we find most people in these sectors, why they are employed by the levels of their qualifications... what does that have to do with businesses? there is
more that business can do to address thoseissues more that business can do to address those issues which is why we call for businesses to account to report on where ethnic minority staff are. we will look at pay rates to see what grades people are employed on and the employment status people have had. it is particularly severe for black women where we have seen an 80% rise insecure work since 2011, and there is more that governments and unions can do about that. shouldn't you be lobbying other institutions to find better employment? absolutely, that is why we are working on issues like apprenticeships, and released a report recently on the position that black graduates find themselves in. they still find themselves much less likely to have jobs than white graduates, and employed on substantially graduates, and employed on su bsta ntially less graduates, and employed on substantially less wages. we are working with employers and unions are no sex
—— unions in those sectors. the tuc is focusing on the whole issue of insecure work on temporary contracts and zero hours contracts, which is where we would like to see whoever is in the next government working to ban mandatory zero hours contract which we think would have a huge benefit for all workers. the evidence shows today particularly for bma workers. thank you for joining us. in other business stories we've been following: snapchat spectacles — as modelled by our very own rory cellan—jones this morning — are sunglasses which also capture photographs and video, are going on sale in the uk. they launched in the us last year — some people were a bit concerned about being recorded and thought it might be an invasion of privacy. snap inc, the company behind both the product and the app, are selling the devices online and in special mobile vending machines around the uk and europe. jay hunt is to step down as channel 4 chief creative officer. she'll do so at the end of september after almost seven years leading the broadcaster's creative strategy and programme commissioning.
owners of facebook stock were rebuffed on thursday after they called on bosses to share more information about what they're doing to address fake news. they asked the firm to prepare a report, but facebook maintained that was unnecessary and wouldn't benefit the company. it wasn't a massive surprise though as facebook chief executive mark zuckerburg has the majority say. a look at the markets now before we go. the ftse 100 hit a record intraday high earlier in the morning. it's retreated since then though — analysts are saying that's because of sharp falls in commodity sector shares. energy company shares saw falls today that was from a knock on a effect of a heavy fall in oil prices. brent crude is back below $50 a barrel. banks
the biggest party in ireland's ruling coalition will announce banks ng coalition will announce its new leader today. the winner is expected to take over as prime minister in the next few weeks. the strong favourite is leo varadkar — the son of an indian immigrant who is ireland's first openly gay senior politician. our ireland correspondent chris page reports. ireland is a much changed country. until the 1990s, homosexuality was illegal, and there were few immigrants. but the new prime minister is likely to be this man, leo varadkar, a doctor who is openly gay and half indian. he is 38 but has already been the state's health minister, and more recently has run the welfare system. mr varadkar is one of two candidates for the leadership of ireland's biggest political party, fine gael, currently in a coalition government with independent members of parliament. the other contender is simon coveney, the irish housing minister. he is 1111, meaning that whoever winds will be ireland's he is 1111, meaning that whoever wins will be ireland's youngest ever leader. but a huge majority of the party's parliamentarians have publicly
endorsed mr varadkar, meaning he is almost certain to be elected. the outgoing prime minister enda kenny is standing down after six yea rs. he came under pressure after his party lost seats in the general election last year. the biggest issue for his successor is the departure of ireland's nearest neighbour, the uk, from the eu. enda kenny has described it as the biggest challenge the irish republic has faced in its history. chris page, bbc news, dublin. with the general election under a week away, my colleague victoria derbyshire has been organising a series of election blind dates — a lunch between two people with very different political views. today it's the turn of labour'sjess phillips and the conservative'sjohn whittingdale — this is how they got on. i amjess phillips and i was
a labour member of parliament for birmingham and yardley, now i'm the candidate in that election. i was raised to hate the tories. there are still some who i think are three—headed monsters. i feel slightly anxious about going out with somebody, i don't know who it is. i wouldn't want it to be anyone boring. i'm john whittingdale, the parliamentary candidate for maldon, in essex. my confession to you is that i'm taking a night off in the election campaign to go and see iron maiden at the 02. hello! how are you? nice to see you, sit down. we have put more money into education. when people tell me that, i look around and wonder where it has gone. it is not my children's school. it is notjust university education. all of the college funding has gone.
there have been cuts. these are things that really matter. again, we get back to every problem. you could be spending more money on it but the problem is, in every area, you want to spend more money. i want to spend more money on the kids in my constituency, damn me! ido i do too. but i want to get the economy working properly. it tells you about the ridiculous life we live. i went to ibiza and tweeted, and it got picked up, "sacked culture secretary spends weekend in ibiza!" people have the idea that we don't do normal things, mps — we do the same things other people enjoy doing. people say to me, you like rock music? and i say, yes i do, actually! like it is somehow bizarre! i was in wilkinson is buying some bin bags in my constituency and somebody said, i cannot believe that you are in wilkinsons! i was like, i do have to put things in the bin!
i don't have people to put things in my bin! we agreed on quite a lot of things. we did not agree on how the nation should spend its finances... no! there was a line in the sand but i think that we are all the same. jess phillips and john whittingdale on their election blind date. you can see the full version of that election blind date on the bbc news website — that's at bbc.co.uk/news. and there'll be another blind date on monday on the victoria derbyshire programme — that's at nine o'clock. now time for a look at the weather, as we head into the weekend, let's join tomasz schafernaker on the other side of the newsroom... the weekend is looking pretty good across the weekend is looking pretty good a cross m ost the weekend is looking pretty good across most of the uk. sunshine and some showers, but for most of us, it is looking overall like it is going to bea is looking overall like it is going to be a fine weekend. in the short—term, thunder storms brewing across the south—east of england right now. we will talk about that ina right now. we will talk about that in a second but the big picture is low pressure pushes in fresh air into the uk. this weather front
crosses the country, bringing rain into manchester and other parts of the uk. ahead of this weatherfront, there's warm and humid air, bringing storms that are brewing in these areas. whilst so many western and northern parts of the country are in fresh air, it is cloudy here too. this portion of the country where temperatures are 25 or 26 degrees, there are humid conditions which is why we see thunderstorms breaking out. some lightning around heathrow, some downpours there. they are isolated and most of us will miss them. scotland with a fresh afternoon and for most of us in looks fine across western and northern areas. starry skies, some showers across east anglia and possibly nudging into yorkshire, running along the north sea coasts. chilly where the sky is clear, it could be down to 5 degrees in rural parts of wales. tomorrow, this is
saturday... showers moving into northern ireland, scotland there. showers across south—west england. some running into wales. central and eastern parts, on saturday, a fine day and feeling fresh. temperatures typically around 18—19d. in the evening tomorrow, a lovely end to the day if you are prepared to deal with a couple of showers. similar on sunday, these temperatures get lower in the south—east, about 20 degrees 01’ in the south—east, about 20 degrees orso, 15 in in the south—east, about 20 degrees or so, 15 in glasgow. if you want to touch on early next week, we think about the weekend at the moment but it is worth mentioning monday. potentially very unsettled, wet and windy weather moving into parts of the uk. too early to say how blustery this weather system is going to be but, suffice to say, it is unusual for this time of year. uncertain as to how bad it will be. asummary now... uncertain as to how bad it will be. a summary now... strong winds and rainfor a summary now... strong winds and rain for monday. that's all.
this is bbc news. the headlines at two. police charge conservative candidate for south thanet, craig mackinlay, over an alleged breach of election spending at the last general election. once again, it's bad judgment from theresa may. why on earth would you allow someone to go ahead as a general election candidate when this cloud was clearly hanging over him? the conservative party continues to believe that these allegations are unfounded. craig mackinlay is innocent until proven guilty, and remains our candidate. jeremy corbyn launches a stinging attack on theresa may for not joining european leaders in condemning donald trump for quitting the paris climate accord. police investigating the manchester bombing find a car they say may be "significant" to the inquiry into last week's attack.