hello, this is breakfast, with ben thompson and mega munchetty. angry protests as survivors of the grenfell tower fire vent their frustration at the authorities. demonstrators storm council offices and march in westminster demanding answers and more help. government is making money available, we are ensuring we will get the bottom of what's happened, we will ensure people are rehoused, we will ensure people are rehoused, we need to make sure that actually happens. jeremy corbyn warns it's not enough and says the public enquiry must be wide—ranging enough to get to the truth. hundreds of mourners attend a late—night vigil for the dead and missing as the search for victims enters its fourth day. good morning, it's saturday the 17th of june. also ahead:
seven american navy crew are missing as a us warship collides with a container ship off the coast of japan. from selfless heroes to entertainment superstars: bravery and achievement are recognised in the queen's birthday honours. in sport, rory mcilroy misses the cut, but two englishmen, paul casey and tommy fleetwood, are part of a four—way tie for the lead at the us open. and helen has the weather. good morning. it will be hotter still today and the first of if you hot days for many of us, with high levels of uv, very high in the south. more details in about 15 minutes. first, our main story. angry protests have been held in london as residents demand support for those affected by the grenfell tower fire. the government has pledged £5
million to help victims but labour says it isn't enough. around 70 people are thought to be dead or missing and last night london came together in grief with a candlelight vigil. frankie mccamley reports. a moment to grieve. for a community still coming to terms with what has happened this week. side by side, hundreds held a two—minute silence. because we've done a candle vigil we stopped a riot. earlier rhondda kids we re stopped a riot. earlier rhondda kids were getting angry because no one is communicating what is going on. there is no co—ordination at the moment. i've been here for three days and i haven't seen one council official tone up here and take responsibility and say, right, we need to organise. they don't. and that anger came to a head earlier on, with protesters storming kensington and chelsea town hall, demanding more information and calling for justice. demanding more information and calling forjustice. in westminster,
large crowds gathered, picking their way to downing street before marching along regent street to the bbc‘s headquarters, with a clear message to the prime minister, who yesterday, protected behind police officers, met victims and volunteers ata officers, met victims and volunteers at a local church. but her appearance didn't go down well with and boiling over outside. mrs may has announced £5 million to help those affected, thomas into re— eve ryo ne those affected, thomas into re— everyone and get to the bottom of what happened. but with so many still missing, others dead orfeared dead, the questions keep growing, but the answers are simply not there. and frankie joins us now from london. the search is entering its fourth day of course, but as we saw there is growing anger amongst people affected 7 is growing anger amongst people affected? yes, that's it. there are
plenty of questions still unanswered and that's why at the moment three investigations are ongoing. as we speak, one is being carried out by the fire rescue service to find out exactly why this fire started and why it spread so quickly and secondly criminal investigations have been launched by the police to find out whether all security... whether all safety features, the procedures were followed and to find out if anyone was responsible for this —— safety procedures. and also this —— safety procedures. and also this public enquiry, which has been announced by theresa may. but, as you can see, grenfell tower is behind us and firefighters today are still trying to get into the building to find out exactly who is in there. as we understand, 70 people are known to have died in this fire this week. thank you for now. just after 7am this morning we'll be speaking to local labour councillor.
us officials say seven crew members are unaccounted for after a us navy destroyer collided with a merchant ship off the coast ofjapan. the commander of the uss fitzgerald and another sailor had to be winched to safety following the incident. 0ur tokyo correspondent rupert wingfield—hayes joins us live now. this is quite an unusual collision, isn't it? very unusual and very serious that such a sophisticated ship as this, the uss fitzgerald, one of the most modern and sophisticated warships anywhere in the world, with an array of different types of radar and sensors, how did this ship on a calm and clear night colli with a large merchant vessel off the coast of japan? it's a very easy part of the sea, but nevertheless these are very highly trained crews on the ships
and a lot of questions are being raised as to how it could have happened. it has caused extensive damage to the uss fitzgerald. i've seen pictures and there's a huge gash down the side of the destroyer. the bow of the cargo vessel seems to have penetrated the side of the navy destroyer, both above and below the waterline, and it has taken on water. it is listing to one side, although i understand from the us navy that it isn't at risk of sinking. thanks for the moment. a jury in the us state of minnesota has acquitted the police officer who fatally shot an african american man after pulling him over for an alleged traffic offence. philando castile's girlfriend live streamed his dying moments on facebook. we got pulled over for a busted taillight in the back and the police just... he killed my boyfriend.
philando castile was pulled over by police because he had a faulty brake light. then he was shot. his girlfriend string the aftermath on facebook, as the officer kept his gun trained on the car. 0h facebook, as the officer kept his gun trained on the car. oh my god, please don't tell me he is dead. please don't tell me my boyfriend just went like that. i will keep my hands where they are. philando castile was seen on police video telling the officer there was legally purchased in the car, but he wasn't going anywhere near it. 0fficer yanez said he felt his life is on danger, that philando castile was high on marijuana and he matched the description of the robbery suspect. the jury believed the description of the robbery suspect. thejury believed him the description of the robbery suspect. the jury believed him and found him not guilty. philando castile's family could not contain their grief and outrage at the verdict. my son loved the city and the city killed my son and a murderer gets away! no justice! the city killed my son and a murderer gets away! nojustice! no
peace! this shooting sparked vigils and protests in cities across the us. first peaceful, but the frustration at the fault line of racial division grew. tonight, once again, they gathered in the city of st paul with a cry forjustice. they marched, voices and banners raised. ministers of police have dismissed jeronimo yanez despite the verdict and there is a call for calm, but this community is once again in pain and they are determined to show it. the former new zealand trade negotiation has been appointed by the government to advise on securing new deals with countries outside the eu. crawford falconer, who previously called brexit an "enormous opportunity", will work with the international trade secretary liam fox to set up deals
to be signed when the uk leaves the eu. mr fox is due to visit washington on monday to develop new links with the us. the queen's birthday honours list has been released. julie walters and june whitfield have received damehoods and there's also a knighthood for billy connolly. in a break with tradition, the queen's civilian gallantry list has also been released at the same time. 0ur entertainment correspondent, lizo mzimba, has more. several people are being recognised for their bravery, among them pcp keith palmer, killed as he tried to stop someone entering parliament during the westminster attack. he has been awarded a posthumous medal. also recognised with queen's galla ntry medals, pcs craig nicholls and jonathan wright, who arrested the man who killed mp jo cox lastjune. bernard kenny, who was with mp when she was attacked, has received the george medal. he just sano and tried to save her and we can't thank him enough.
the two boys, similarly, unarmed, just went in, they knew he was armed, but not a thought. just went in. we are absolutely delighted. true heroes. and the last surviving member of the famous dambuster raids, johnnyjohnson, has been made an mbe, one of more than 1,000 people honoured. in the world of music, the 19605 eurovision winner sandy shore becomes an mbe. charttopping singer ed sheeran is also made an mbe. billy connolly knows his knighthood is likely to produce a strong response from fans. some of them will say high time and some of them will say, what the hell's that all about? i don't know what to prepare for! terry and june and absolutely fabulous'sjune whitfield has been made a dame. just a few of the more than 1,000 people being honoured.
lizo mzimba, bbc news. the queen celebrates her official birthday today with the trooping the colour parade. prince william will take part in his role as colonel of the first battalion of the irish guards, pictured here at a rehearsal earlier this week. over 400 musicians, 200 horses and 111,100 troops will take part in the parade. let's run the prison of the newspapers. as you would expect, the stories of the grenfell tower disaster still dominating the front of many. the times says ‘may takes cover‘, criticism that perhaps the prime minister wasn't visible love. also the announcement of the £5 million fund to help those affected by the disaster. yesterday you will also have seen the pictures of the many protesters who broke into
kensington town hall, demanding a nswe rs kensington town hall, demanding a nswers to kensington town hall, demanding answers to certain key questions they say they need to know. lots of criticism levied against some of the protesters, about whether or not they were organised protesters and whether or not they we re protesters and whether or not they were activists, hard left activists. this coming from the daily telegraph. accused of exploiting the grief of the tower families, as these demonstrations turned ugly. so those pictures also on the front page. but also lots of questions about how theresa may has reacted. we will be talking to the secretary of state damian green later in this programme. 0n the sun, this is the headline. protesters, there were two organised protest yesterday, and also another protest yesterday, and also another protest that was much quieter, a candlelit vigil, that took days later on even in very close to the site of grenfell tower. the front page of the daily mirror. the front page of the daily mirror. the tale of two leaders. the queen
visited victims yesterday, well, families of victims, and the victims, people who have lost their homes and possessions. it is the picture. the mirror says that the prime minister did not visit. we wa nt to prime minister did not visit. we want to make clear that downing street has reacted and we do know that theresa may did visit a church and she did also meet a group of victims at residents and community leaders at the church. earlier she had met visitors and survivors at a hospital. a quick look at the front of the ft. the same story of course at the top. in other news:, this is a big story in the business world. amazon. the sweeps on whole foods. it is paying $13.7 billion to buy the retailer present in many cities around the world, but amazon buying the bricks and mortar, physical stores, world, but amazon buying the bricks and mortar, physicalstores, as world, but amazon buying the bricks and mortar, physical stores, as part of its attempts to start delivering
fresh food. i like this story. 80 years married. the trick? do you know how they keep their love going? they hold hands. they held hands and they still do every day. ken is 102 and his wife, margaret, is 99. they tied the knot two years margaret, is 99. they tied the knot two yea rs before margaret, is 99. they tied the knot two years before the second world war finished. we will hold hands later. you're watching breakfast from bbc news. the main stories this morning... as a series of angry protests take place in london, the government promises more support for survivors of the grenfell tower fire. seven crew members are missing after a us navy destroyer collides with a cargo vessel off the coast of japan. here's helen with a look at this morning's weather.
lead to you both. i have got to say that the mid—20s is bearable for me and ever get any hotter, which over the next few days, it will be uncomfortable particularly as humidity rises. but the payoff, lovely sunrises. this one coming in from rye harbour. plenty of sunshine to be found this morning. i drove past the little ‘s fault first thing and that is gone now. we should enjoy plenty of fine and dry weather the week and will be warm, if not hot. with several days of this hit and rising humidity. night—time humidity as well will make it uncomfortable for some. we have lots of sunshine this morning and a little cloud across the north—west of england. that will burn away for the main cloudy area where we have the main cloudy area where we have the waterfront, there is always a bus with british weather and the highlands of scotland, and some
parts of northern ireland, i think as well will see a little cloud but if you head off to trooping the colour today, look of utter bridger rise. just the chance that we could see 30 degrees, believe it or not, during the day ahead. not, as i say, for all. we have this weather front around because yesterday across the north—west you will migrate into the north—east is thought to be a damper david east of the grampians, 21 on the toes, 25, 26 on the coast, 2a, 25 across the eastern side of northern ireland and 26 to about ten or29, northern ireland and 26 to about ten or 29, just as say, a small possibility that we will see 30 summer across england. if we do that, it will be the warmest day so far full of that, it will be the warmest day so farfull of a that, it will be the warmest day so far full of a little fresher around the coach because the city —— sea temperature is nowhere near as high that the thunder to make sunshine is strong. unusual to get high levels of uv in this country and that is what we have through the weekend full of the overnight period, well,
we keep the status quo. and dry settled whether the most part with cloudy zone and rain in the north. humidity will rise tonight so last night, if it was warm, it will be more warm and more uncomfortable. that will be a notable feature of the weather through the coming few nights. 0therwise the weather through the coming few nights. otherwise a repeat performance of tomorrow. 0k. nights. otherwise a repeat performance of tomorrow. ok. so you will either be happy that the weather repeats or not. thank you, helen. we will have more from her later but now it is time for the film review. this week mark kermode joins jane hill to discuss this week's cinema releases, including churchill and whitney: can i be me. hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases, as ever, is mark kermode. welcome. what do you have for us, mark?
a very diverse week. we have churchill with a powerhouse performance by bryan cox. we have gifted which is not what it looks like it's going to be. and whitney: can i be me, the new documentary by nick broomfield. churchill, i do like bryan cox. he gives some fantastic performances. he plays winston churchill, which is a very big role. it is the run—up to d—day. effectively, he is played as a bulldog but as a kind of wounded bear. somebody who has been sidelined. you know, the military bosses are off doing their thing, this he is somebody who is seen much more as a figurehead. he is convinced, in the film, that the d—day landings, the operation is very, very flawed and very dangerous and is going to end possibly in tragic loss of life, which recalls a previous conflict. he is sort of flashing back to world war i. we see him at the beginning, he's walking on the beach, and the sea is lapping and the sea starts to turn red and he is having visions of previous tragedies.
and so the film is basically about him in the days leading up to d—day, attempting to convince everybody that this is not a good idea. here's a clip. this will be the greatest campaign we have mounted by our allied forces. operation overlord will require 200,000 vehicles, a fleet 7000 ships, swarms of planes, most essentially a quarter of a million men. all this will be focused in one place, taking the german army head on. that's right. no, gentlemen, no. this plan may be admirable in its bravery but in its risk it is foolhardy. jesus christ. our own casualty estimates predict that anything up to 160,000 french civilians will be killed. if overlord fails — which it all too easily could — we would lose at one strike most
of our war material along with tens of thousands of our own men. who then will defend england? is it fair to say not a straight biopic because of this is looking at a very, very specific period? very specific period of time. and i have to say i think the film is carried shoulder high by brian cox. he brings an awful lot of king lear to this role. i mean, a number of people have pointed out, including brian cox himself, he plays winston churchill as this kind of slightly wounded figure, somebody who is a man out of time, somebody who is no longer in the position of power that they think they ought to be, and somebody who is also deeply conflicted, who is haunted by the ghost of gallipoli, who is absolutely convinced that what's going to happen is that they are walking towards tragedy. there are very few people to whom he listens — one is the king and the other is miranda richardson, as clemmie. her performance is terrific. actually performing alongside
brian cox, who is doing such a great role — all eyes are on brian cox — it is a real tribute to miranda richardson that she holds the screen as well as she does, which is no surprise because she is a fantastic actor. there are a couple of weak points. there is a subplot about a secretary, a new secretary who is brought in, through whose eyes we originally meet winston churchill. she then has a relationship with the man also involved in the campaign, and all this weaves through the drama in a way which feels much too much like melodramatic contrivance. it also feels like it doesn't really need it because the story itself is interesting enough. i know that the particular take on history has ruffled some people's feathers but for me it felt like a fairly solid if occasionally somewhat ordinary and somewhat televisual drama but lifted high by that performance. it is a shakespearean performance. there is a moment where he is praying for rain, praying for bad weather... it's the storm scene... it absolutely is. i think he is aware that it is and we all are as well. he and miranda richardson
are the main reasons for seeing this. 0k. gifted. i have only seen the trailer for gifted. the subject matter struck me as really interesting. this has potential to be interesting. how far does it go? and the poster i have to say looked very cheesy. from the director of 500 days of summer. the poster looked like it was going to be a particular kind of drama and i went in not expecting very much. i really liked it. the story is a single man who is raising a precociously intelligent young child. he wants her to go to a normal school. the school saying she is a genius and she needs to go to a special academy. he says, no i want her to have as a normal life. what i like about this film was, particularly since i hadn't expected that much of it, it is very, very sharply written by tom flynn. it is a film in which...it‘s a lot funnier than you expect it is going to be. i have this thing that something has to get six laughs in order to be a proper comedy. this passed that. the performances are
all really welljudged. not least lindsay duncan who plays a character that could easily tip over into caricature — the controlling grandmother who wants the child to fully explore all her intellectual potential. in another drama, it could have been somewhat demonised but linsay duncan does a brilliantjob. i was really surprised. i was really touched. it was funny, it was sensitive. i thought it was welljudged, great performances all the way round and i came out feeling joyous, feeling uplifted with a real smile on my face. i was very, very surprised by how much it did what it set out to achieve. fantastic. your third choice today is a documentary, the new nick broomfield, a man with quite a track record, massive track record in documentaries. whitney: can i be me. he has made things in the past like kurt and courtney, and has had a very particular kind of documentary style. originally he put himself into the documentaries a lot. the figure who walks around with a boom mic, wandering into shot.
he has very much taken a back seat here. you hear his voice a couple of times, but that's all. he's using footage from a tour that was going to be turned into a fly—on—the—wall documentary but never did. this is never—before—seen footage. it essentially traces her story from her home life, her mother who was a very powerful singer, and how she was then picked up by a record company, marketed as a pop singer, rather that as a gospel and r&b, which is where she came from. found herself in a difficult position in which she did not know who she was meant to be, and her relationship with people like, for example, robyn crawford and, of course, bobby brown. here's a clip. he loved her as herself. she could come off the stage and not have to be the person that everybody in the world expected her to be or who they thought she was. he understood that part of her, he understood the pressures because he was bobby brown, you know. he understood her pressures and he understood her pain.
what do i think that bobby and whitney gave each other? acce pta nce, love. she absolutely loved him. they loved each other. and there was acceptance. you can see from the clip, the film is more forgiving, more affectionate than some of nick broomfield's previous work. i went into this not being a big whitney houston fan, i did not know that much about her music — i'd seen her in movies, obviously — and the most important thing is i came out with a new—found respect for what she did, for the way she sang, for the way in which her music was important because i really didn't have a handle on it. stunning talent. absolutely and you do get that. and that is important that a film like this does tell you that. obviously the comparison to be made is with amy, the asif kapadia film. and it's also worth saying, straight off the bat, this is not as good as amy.
what amy did was give you the sense of being intimately involved in that story, sometimes in a way that was deeply uncomfortable, but because of the way he used the lyrics, which seemed to tell the story almost like a diary, it really gave you what felt like a proper insight. this feels much more like watching something from a distance and that is inevitable. it is to do with the way that the film came together. it's also...there is a fairly familiar story of somebody who has a lot of talent, suddenly finding themselves involved in fame and fortune and finding it very difficult to deal with that and feeling insecure. the film investigates the relationship with the people around her, whether they helped her or not. there's an interview with her bodyguard who says that at one point he wrote down very clearly, all this stuff is happening and this is bad and this is not going to end well. he says he was then rewarded by being told "ok, we no longer required your services." what i came out of it with was, as i said, primarily a sense of an extraordinary talent having made some really brilliant records which i really had not thought of like that before and a great waste.
a public waste shown with amy as well. as a piece of filmmaking it is not in the same league as amy. amy really is an extraordinary and remarkable and very, very painfulfilm. yes. and i think as a piece of film—making, it is the better piece, there's no question. best out? my cousin rachel, which is an adaptation of the daphne du maurier, from the 1951, which was filmed in 1952 with olivia de havilland. now we have rachel weisz playing this fantastically mysterious character. is she the femme fatale or is she somebody who is being completely misread by everybody around her? what the film manages to do is to keep that ambiguity. it starts off as a "did she or didn't she?" — who is to blame. and it is very clever because the film all the way through keeps you guessing as to its character's motives. rachel weisz said that what she did was she read the script, she decided for herself whether her character was "guilty" and she said to roger michell, the director, "i have decided," he said "don't tell me, i don't want to know,
you keep it as a secret." the film manages to keep that secret. and i thought it was very fine. i love what you have chosen as a dvd. perhaps a little too understated, loving, but fascinating. that was the criticism levelled against it. this is basically ruth negga — terrific performance. she is fantastic, isn't she. she's brilliant. it's a story about a couple fighting racist laws to get married, and the understatement is actually the thing that makes it work. the key thing about the couple is they do not want to be in the public eye. they do not want to be people who are fighting a really important case. they don't want to be the figureheads. they just want to be left alone to get on with what htey‘re doing. but they are very strong. they're characters that you absolutely believe in. i love the understatement of it but i know that that's exactly the thing that had made some people think there's no huge grandstanding moment — no, that's the point. it all happened at a much more controlled level, and i just think that just add to its power. that's the joy of it.
it is. it is a remarkable piece, i have to say. maybe i'll come down more on your side, to be fair. not for the first time. thanks very much. a reminder that you can find all film news and reviews from across the bbc online. and all the previous programs are on the bbc iplayer, of course. all that is it for this week. happy cinema going. bye— bye. hello, this is breakfast, with ben thompson and naga munchetty. coming up before 7am, kat will be here with the sport and helen will have this weekend's weather. but first, a summary of this morning's main news. angry protests have been held in london as residents demand more support for those affected
by the grenfell tower fire. around 70 people are thought to be dead or missing and last night the community held a candlelit vigil near to the site of the disaster. the government has pledged £5 million to help victims, but labour says it's not enough. us officials say seven crew members are unaccounted for after a us navy destroyer collided with a merchant ship off the coast ofjapan. the uss fitzgerald was seriously damaged after it was struck by a philippine registered container ship in the middle of the night. among the injured is the ship's commanding officer, who has been taken to hospital by helicopter. a jury in the us state of minnesota has acquitted the police officer who fatally shot an african american man after pulling him over for an alleged traffic offence. the shooting last year became instant international news after philando castile's girlfriend live streamed his dying moments on facebook. officerjeronimo yanez was found not guilty of manslaughter.
a former new zealand trade negotiator has been appointed by the government to advise on securing new deals with countries outside the european union. crawford falconer, who previously called brexit an "enormous opportunity", will work with the international trade secretary liam fox to set up deals to be signed when the uk leaves the eu. mr fox is due to visit washington on monday to develop new links with the us. the policeman who died confronting the westminster attacker in march, and a passer—by who was stabbed trying to protect the mpjo cox, have been awarded medals for their bravery. in a break with tradition, the announcements coincide with the queen's birthday honours list, in which comedian billy connolly will be knighted and actressjulie walters becomes a dame. giraffes, turtles and fire—breathing dragons have been taking to the skies along the south—west coast of denmark for the 33rd international kite flyers meeting. 5,000 kite flyers from across the world have gathered
on the island of fanoe for the three day event. apparently with its optimal wind conditions and 700 metre long beach the island is perfect forflying kites of all shapes and sizes. i like the giraffe wobbling out there. i always thought it was quite difficult to have a flying giraffe. you need to have a whale. it seems to fit better ergonomically. how do they not get tangled? a lot of space. you wouldn't want to get the tentacles tangled. not deliberately. let's talk about golf. safer ground for you! well done. lots of kites to talk about. no
golfers, not that we saw, but who knows? some of them have some free time on their hands, maybe they should pop over to whether —— wherever that was. the world's top three golfers missed the cut. tommy fleetwood and paul casey are at the top of the leaderboard and paul casey said it was pretty cool sitting down to dinner, knowing he was on the leaderboard. i read somewhere that he has only made the cut once in a major tournament, is a pretty good going from him. so for the first time in about 30 years the world's top three golfers have failed to make the cut. while they were struggling, others were making light of the huge course at erin hills. england's paul casey set the early pace, finishing on seven under. there he was joined by another englishman tommy fleetwood. they are both part of a four—way tie for the lead with the americans brian harman and brooks koepka. at least i know what's in there, it
is just at least i know what's in there, it isjust a at least i know what's in there, it is just a matter of getting it out of me and getting myself in the right frame of mind. yesterday, coming off the injury and a month off, i was anxious going out there. i got off to a good start at it sort of caught up with me as the runs went on and the more i can play hopefully i will get rid of all that stuff and hopefully strip it down to what you saw in the last six holes. for me it felt like it played tougher today. it doesn't need to be changed... too much of a change of this golf course to play pretty difficult. if it stays like it is, with the wind, it will be treacherous on the weekend, which is just what i would like. warren gatland has called up four more welsh players tojoin his lions squad, a decision that's proved controversial. there are questions over whether the players have earned their place, orjust happen to be touring new zealand at the same time as the lions. one of the welsh players has been
ruled out because of a back injury. this time next week we'll be gearing up for the british and irish lions first test against new zealand. they've two final warm up matches to go though. they'll kick off in a couple of hours in rotorua in their biggest match of the tour so far against the maori all blacks. yang mac, it has always been one of the i suppose unique sporting spectacles in world rugby. —— yeah. i suppose the world rugby aura that they talk about in new zealand, that they talk about in new zealand, that the maoris bring, how important it is for the country, the players are proud to put thatjersey on and represent, not just the proud to put thatjersey on and represent, notjust the people of new zealand but they are owned tribes and where they are from. new zealand warmed up for the first test next saturday by running in 12 tries against samoa in a 78—0 win in auckland. rather ominously, ten different players crossed the whitewash for the all blacks. england are playing new zealand in theirfinal match
of the international women's rugby series. both sides went into the game with two wins each. it is midway through the second half and the red roses are winning 2a— the second half and the red roses are winning24—1li, thanks the second half and the red roses are winning 2a— 1a, thanks to a second—half try. if they can hold on and win, england will replace new zealand as the number one side in the world. scotland and ireland are in action too this morning. ireland are currently beating japan 17—3. while in sydney, scotland are up against australia. scotland ahead, thanks to an early penalty from full—back greg tonks. fly half finn russell added another. and he and allan dell are both expected to be called up to the lions squad after this game. lots of live rugby this morning. we will be keeping you updated throughout the programme. onto football. could cristiano ronaldo be on his way back to the premier league? a source close to the player has told the bbc that he wants to leave spain.
the former manchester united forward has had an incredible few seasons for real madrid, winning three champions leagues and breaking all manner of goalscoring records, but he's been accused of tax fraud in spain, an accusation that is making him consider his future in the country. thanks to goalkeeper jordan pickford, england's under—21s drew their opening match with sweden at the european championship, a day after completing a record £30 million move to everton. pickford produced a vital penalty save with ten minutes remaining to help england draw 0—0 in poland. they face the hosts and slovakia in their remaining group games. well donejordan well done jordan pickford, keeping england in that one! british number one johanna konta will play in the semi finals at the nottingham open this afternoon as she overcame australia's ashleigh barty in straights sets yesterday in her first tournament on home soil since breaking into the world's top ten. she'll play slovakia's magdalena rybarikova for a place
in the final. the aegon championships begin at queen's on monday with andy murray bidding for a record sixth title. the defending wimbledon champion, who has spent nearly a year as world no1, has admitted that time could be running out for him at the very top of the game. some of the players have been doing really well into their mid— 30s, but that might not be the case with me. ab this next couple of years are the last few where i have a chance to compete for the majors and the biggest tournaments, so i do want to make the most of them. nottinghamshire outlaws have completed the highest successful run chase in limited overs cricket, chasing 371 to beat essex eagles in the semi final of the one day cup. alastair cook had made a century in essex‘s mammoth total, but an unbeaten 122 from former england all rounder samit patel helped see notts home with just three balls to spare, and that means they're into the lord's final on the first ofjuly. and the queen's birthday honours have recognised a number of figures from the sporting world.
double olympic rowing champion heather stanning, who won her second gold with helen glover in rio last year, is now an obe. lions prop rory best has also been made an obe. the coach who guided great britain's women to hockey gold in rio, danny kerry, has received an mbe, as has world superbike champion jonathan rae and northern ireland football captain steven davis. and judy murray has been made an obe too. i've seen kind of first—hand that your role models, of course they are important and they inspire and excite, but any sport is only as good as its grassroots. so for me, four years ago i was so determined that there would be a long—term legacy from what jamie and andy have achieved in scotland and so i set about creating these grass—roots programmes that i felt like i could have a much more long—term effect by sharing everything that i have learnt over my coaching career with as many people as i could.
one of the hardest working people in tennis. i wasjust reminded one of the hardest working people in tennis. i was just reminded that you are awarded an obe. you aren't made an obe. i will rewrite that one! that poor producer... i mean that kind of mood! maybe this will soften you. you might enjoy this. communities are coming together this weekend for street parties, picnics and barbecues. just some of the events taking place this weekend to mark the first anniversary of the murder of the labour mpjo cox. called the great get together, its been organised by her family. the idea is forfriends, neighbours and others they don't yet know to spend time with each other in communities across the uk. breakfast‘s john maguire reports. one year ago yesterday, jo cox was a young mp with just 12 one year ago yesterday, jo cox was a young mp withjust 12 months
experience as the member for her hometown. she was energetic, caring and passionate. a rising star with still so much to give. but that was all taken away in moments as she was brutally murdered just as she was about to hold a constituency surgery and meet people in need of help. in honour of her life and in keeping with her beliefs, there are more than 100,000 events taking place across the uk this weekend. yards from the recent terror attacks at borough market in london, jo cox's sister tells me why these events are so important. with the recent terror attacks, it brought it all back to us asa attacks, it brought it all back to us as a family. my mum found it particularly difficult. families have been ripped apart and this isn't a way of healing that, but what it's a way of doing is saying, asa what it's a way of doing is saying, as a country and as a community, we are not going to be beaten by people who try to divide us. because the
vast majority of people are good and we've seen that in the past 12 months. there is such kindness in this country. and that small minority of people who want to change that, we can't let them win. here in bankside, a street party on sunday will cater for more than 100 local people. the theme of the weekend is the great get together. there is even a specially commissioned beer. in birmingham, christians and muslims have come together to prepare and it the meal taken together at the end of a day's fasting during ramadan. irving is a really diverse city, but we don't often create opportunities to create —— cross paths or integrate is the word on looking for. this is an opportunity for people from different walks of life, different faiths, to get together and hopefully have some conversations and some fun. as i said, i am a
vetera n and some fun. as i said, i am a veteran and you are not! the great get together, as it is known, in its simplest form is a celebration both ofjo cox's simplest form is a celebration both of jo cox's life, simplest form is a celebration both ofjo cox's life, of our own lives and communities. it is important in and communities. it is important in a city like birmingham that we not only live side by side but we live lives that are connected and we know our neighbours in a deep way, that we can talk about things, understand each other‘s points of view. although we are not trying to be the same, we have lots in common, asjo so famously said. it's a way of understanding each other better and when you do that those prejudices aren't able to flourish because we realise the reality of each other‘s lives and those myths and stereotypes seemed to vanish, really. during her first speech in the house of commons, jo said, we have far more in common with each other than things that divide us. this weekend is potentially —— potentially millions of people from
different generations, religions and backgrounds share time together and the words will be more pertinent than ever before. a wonderful way to remember her. the family have been quite so dignified and the same message that she put across. and just an idea of getting to know people and that we are more alike than we expect. to know people and that we are more alike than we expectlj to know people and that we are more alike than we expect. i imagine that alike than we expect. i imagine that a lot of simon crean will be needed, helen? pretty much, yes. at this time of year we are not too far away from the longest days so the sun is strong but high levels of uv today and tomorrow again, across the southern half of the country you do not get that very often. absolutely sun hats and long sleeves, those sort of things. anything to stay safe in the sun. there will be plenty of it. this picture was sent
in. the sunshine isn't universal this morning. sunshine as well in london. there are a few areas that will mist out on sunshine today, the north—west of the uk but for most of us north—west of the uk but for most of us the weekend is warm, hot and humid, increasingly so. if you are out today and tomorrow the heat stress is a worry because hit by day and are hit by nine, continually i date, by not go —— night again, that will take its toll. these are the areas where we will not have a lot of sunshine. the rain is not heavy but comes and goes full. it spreads to the northern isles today as well which is where we had a decent day yesterday. east of the grampians, i fine and dry weather. the north—west cou nty fine and dry weather. the north—west county scene cloud around. 28, 29,
possibly 30, a little fresher around the coast because sea temperature is 12 or 13 at the moment but the site is just as strong. high levels everywhere of uv where we see sunshine and high levels of pollen. if you are watching the golf, chances are we will seek temperatures similar in two hours in wisconsin but with the added potential of thundery showers. saturday night we keep the same dry clear whether. the difference tonight is the humidity, it is rising so it can be more uncomfortable. a quick look at tomorrow because it looks as if it will be a repeat performance. weather again stagnating across northern scotland. open up your windows as much as possible tonight, i think. we will have all the headlines for you coming up at seven but now want breakfast it is time for click. the team has gone to la
this week for a huge videogame show. it opened its doors to the public for the first time. ok, let's play. dragons? check. singing pirates? check. orcs... yes. all of which can only mean it is time for e3, the world's maddest video games expo, in the heart of downtown los angeles. this is where new games are launched and new hardware is lauded. it is always big, loud and bright but this year, for the first time, it is notjust open to those who work in the games industry.
15,000 members of the public have also been allowed in, each paying up to — get this — $250 for a ticket. you do the maths. how exciting it is, depends on whether the big console manufacturers have any big announcements or not. this year, microsoft generated the most excitement by announcing a new console. we got hands—on. welcome to e3 2017. and with that, phil spencer kicked off the xbox e3 press event. it is a big yearfor xbox as it announced a brand—new console, code—named scorpio, is now called... xbox one x. its high—end spec includes six teraflops of graphic performance. that compares to the ps4 pro's 4.2.
it is capable of producing 4k high dynamic range visuals at 60 frames a second. as well as producing dolby atmos audio. all this adds up to a whole lot of horsepower for a console. it is being billed as the most powerful console ever, but is more computational grunt enough to shift sony from its number one position in the console market? in an attempt to do just that a parade of 4k resolution games assaulted the senses, including a peek at the latest addition to the popular assassin's creed series, origins — this one set in egypt. the expendable's terry crews brings the smack down to crackdown 3. open world smashed everything in sight, destructo—fest. as well as family—friendly platform super luckey‘s tale.
these games will play on the old xbox one and will play with 4k graphic enhancement on the xbox one x. leading that 4k charge with the new machine, racer forza motorsport 7 and anthem, a new sci—fi exosuit game created by bioware. and weirdly, 4k enhanced minecraft. one of the few games where high—end lighting effects do not seem necessary. a strong line—up then for the new xbox. but is it strong enough? that was long and loud. but 42 new games. very little in the way of fan favourites and franchises such as gears of war. we were able to fill this arena with
great games, without even bringing two of the biggest franchises here. here it is. the most powerful console that microsoft has ever made. we do know what it looks like. it is actually quite slimline. smaller than the old machine, the xbox one s. and we know how much it costs. £449. and we know it is released on november seven. we do not know what games are like when you actually power the machine up, grab hold of the controller and play them on it. to find that out, i have to go over there. ok, now you may think that my driving here is a little scrappy but there is method to my madness. by damaging the car i can see the additional level of detail it has added.
you can see individual raindrops. a smorgasbord of different weather effects going on here. all of them showing what this machine is capable of. the first time i played a game on the new xbox one x and ijust played forza motorsport 7. the most recognisable of all titles will be launched with this machine when it comes out later this year. it is fantastic. the beautiful game to look at and as you expect, it has 4k resolution. but there is more to this than just incredible graphics. i received a challenge recently, come and play me, at killer instinct. fight on! it didn't say "if you dare", but it might as well have done, because, as it turns out, ben is somewhat of a combat expert. ok, now you're punishing me.
i can't do anything! ben, have mercy! this is unbelievable. just unbelievable. ben hasjust taken me out in about 20 seconds. i could have done it quicker than that if i didn't screw up my inputs at one point. we're playing killer instinct, a five—year—old combat game. it's a big esports title with players competing for millions of dollars each year, but it's not only its popularity that makes this game stand out. so there, kathleen has blocked low and the only reason i know she blocked low is because i heard that sound, that you heard there. ben is relying on his hearing because he's blind, which makes his win even more impressive. if you throw a fireball. . . it travels and that rather satisfying connection sound at the other end when it hits the opponent. when i say, do you realise you're fighting a guy who can't see, they are like, no, i did not realise that at all.
and they're like, how does it work? and that starts conversations in itself about how games are and aren't accessible. and you're passionate about taking that conversation further now? i think it needs to go further because gamers without sight are kind of being left in the dust. things like being able to tell your friendly team and your enemy team apart, so different footsteps. it can be done. it's not an impossibility. audio only games have been around for many years and it's only now that sound designers are beginning to harness the potential of modern hardware. on the web, a screen reader speaks out the options. it took years of the internet before accessibility features like this became commonplace and it's still not 100%. and as for games consoles, currently blind gamers have to memorise the menus within games.
that's where the real big barrier is — the middleware. the tools people use to make games aren't compatible with the software that can be used to operate technology. so if that barrier could be solved then we would see a big increase in the amount of blind accessible games there are. ian hamilton has produced accessibility guidelines for games developers. his mission is to make gaming more inclusive. accessibility‘s job will be done when people stop innovating the technology. there's always going to be some new barrier that needs to be overcome. ian has been working with people like ben for years, but it is really down to the console makers now to bring about change. we need to be sure the games and consoles we build are accessible to any kind of player, whether it's someone who has sight issues, hearing issues. we're working with apis, with our controller. we announced copilot mode, where people can use two controls to play one version of the game, so if someone can't use all the buttons there. microsoft is really leading the way when it comes to accessibility for blind gamers.
they've released a new text—to—speech api, which means for the first time in—game menus will be read out. let's see what ben thinks about this news. if other developers, like sony and nintendo, anybody else, want to make their content more accessible using in—game menus and spoken ui elements, that's brilliant. if i can go in and buy a game without have to worry about how much i'm paying for it, versus accessibility, then that would be ideal. games, games and more ps4 games. sony kicked off its playstation press event with a bang, thanks to a trailer from developer naughty dog's latest adventure, uncharted: the lost legacy. i'm slipping! the crowd certainly liked that sony made it snow in sunny la for robo dinosaur mash—up horizon zero dawn's expansion,
frozen wilds. and everyone's favourite friendly neighbourhood spiderman swung into action in a new game which features an innovative use of his athletic abilities and his web slinging. hi, is this the flight to newark? and, unlike xbox, who didn't even mention vr, playstation renewed its commitment to techno welding goggles, sorry, virtual reality, by showing off a host of vr games, like platform adventure star child. and an utterly bonkers final fantasy vr fishing game. final fantasy 15: monster of the deep. playstation is riding high at the moment with its ps4 outselling its rival, the xbox one.
but, with the superpowerful xbox one x on the horizon, will things like vr help sony to maintain its lead? i think that over the long—term it really is an opportunity to create a new entertainment medium, but i do stress that it's over the long—term. i think in the last six months to a year we've seen a little bit you'll see lots more technology innovation. i think content makers, game makers and others, including folks that are making television programmes, they are really only starting to just learn what the tools are to make really good vr content. that is it for the shortcut. much more in the full—length version which you can see online right now. you can also find this on twitter and facebook. thank you for watching. hello, this is breakfast, with ben thompson and naga munchetty. angry protests as survivors of the grenfell tower fire vent their frustration
at the authorities. may must go! demonstrators storm council offices and march in westminster demanding answers and more help. government is making money available, we are ensuring we will get the bottom of what's happened, we will ensure people are rehoused, but we need to make sure that actually happens. hundreds of mourners attend a late—night vigil for the dead and missing as the search for victims enters its fourth day.