what a stage to do it. matching virginia wade. she was watching you. right now it is a little bit surreal. it is quite incredible how quickly things go in tennis. two minutes ago i was just playing and now i am here. things happen very quickly. i am definitely did —— digesting things. the tension out of there at times today, it seemed like you had incredible focus, you were able to do what you had to do at the crucial moments? i definitely felt very clear on what i was trying to achieve out there. regardless of whether it was going my way or not. i really stuck to my true self and just tried to create as many opportunities as possible. i knew that going into the match against simona halep she would not give me much forfree. i definitely simona halep she would not give me much for free. i definitely have to be the one out there to create my own chances, and ifelt be the one out there to create my own chances, and i felt i be the one out there to create my own chances, and ifelt i did be the one out there to create my own chances, and i felt i did that. i feel fortunate i took a few of them. the second set tie-break so
vital. what was going through your mind at the start of it? to be honest, the exact same as the previous, i don't timely games. i felt quite consistent in my approach and quite consistent in just my general being out there. not much changed. ijust general being out there. not much changed. i just continued general being out there. not much changed. ijust continued to trust in the fact that i was doing was going to bring the good things. how much did the crowd helped? what support you had. they were incredible. a little overenthusiastic in parts! honestly, i cannot complain with the amount of support and just general good feeling they were giving me. slightly curious end. what was your take? i think it was a woman on my end screamed. i think she got overexcited about a deep ball that simona hit. it was as i was hitting my ball. ed moore affected me than necessarily my opponent. but i think it was just a lot of emotions
running, and yeah, that's all. this wonderful run continues. venus williams in the semifinals. what about her and what you can do as a 37—year—old, creating history of rome? most deadly. i definitely feel that age is not a factor with her. she is a tremendous champion. i feel very humbled and i'm very excited to share the court with her again. last time she got the better of me. we have had many battles. hopefully we can create another battle. let me ask you about your coach. he told me the other day he saw a champion when he first saw you. when did you start believing there was a champion inside you? ever since i was nine yea rs inside you? ever since i was nine years old. i can only speed for myself. i have always believed in my own ability. i have always dug deep. —— dreamt big. i am much more of a
process orientated mindset. i don't give myself too much time to dream. iam more give myself too much time to dream. i am more focused on the work. the work is paying off. fantastic to see. keep it going. hull thank you. johanna konta. hundreds of millions of pounds have been placed to give contraception to millions of women and girls in the world's poorest countries at an international summit in london. the money is coming from donors including the bill and melinda gates foundation, were giving £290 million over the next four years. the uk government is also offering new funding am a £16 million, taking the total uk funding... uganda is one of the most difficult places in the world to get contraception. this woman was 16 when she became pregnant. i met in
2014. after three days in labour on the floor of her home, she gave birth to a little girl. the baby did not survive. translation: i didn't even get to hold my baby. i didn't even see her before she died. when i see other women carrying their babies, i feel so women carrying their babies, i feel so sad. she pulled out of school, limiting her chances even further for a better life. 10,000 miles away in london, the british government is hosting a global summit to help girls like her. it has today placed hundreds of million pounds —— hundreds of million pounds —— hundreds of million pounds —— hundreds of millions of pounds to get contraceptive to more than 200 million women by 2020. but there is a major stumbling block. earlier this year, president trump announced he wants to stop funding all internationalfamily he wants to stop funding all international family planning projects. it is a significant blow given that the us is the biggest donor to these services. but
campaigners are trying to remain optimistic. that is his proposal. i know what is right for the world and when i stand on the stage and i see the uk government, the canadian comment, india, bangladesh, india and easier, all increasing their money forfamily and easier, all increasing their money for family planning, i and easier, all increasing their money forfamily planning, i know thatis money forfamily planning, i know that is where the world is going. park in northern uganda, the cycle of poverty continues. but it is hoped the commitments made in london today will help millions more young women break that cycle by choosing when they have their babies. the future of the british grand prix has been left uncertain after silverstone's owners confirmed it has activated a break clause to stop hosting the race after 2019. silverstone has been home to the race every year since 1987, but the owners say they are struggling with the financial cost of hosting it. asjonathan park reports. well, it really was the worst kept secret in formula 1 that silverstone was thinking of pulling the plug on staging f1
races here beyond 2019. in short, it's the kind of ford those rising costs. —— eight can't affords those rising costs. 5% every year, it can manage it. in fact, the last to years, they have lost £7 million. i spoke tojohn grant, the chairman of the british racing drivers club, and asked him exactly why those losses are so unsustainable. it's down to the british racing drivers club to look after the british grand prix protect and preserve it for the good of the british fans. and the simple fact is that we have them losing money, we have lost £2.8 million in 2015, we lost £4.8 million in 2016, respect to a similar amount of money this year. we can't go on sustaining and subsidising the british grand prix with the rest of the grass—roots motorsport activity we run as a listen. —— at silverstone. -- at silverstone. you have fans coming here. why can't you make
those numbers work? to put it simply, the amount of revenue we can generate from those wonderful fans that we have, more fans than any the race in the world, is still not enough to cover the cost of running the event and contributing to the share of overheads that are mostly attributed to the grand prix anyway. if your revenues are less than your costs, you enter up losing money. people say, why don't we put prices up people say, why don't we put prices up the tickets have to be affordable. everybody would agree with that. we pushed them as hard as we reasonably can. but if the fans are going to come, the tickets have to be affordable. silverstone and f w011 to be affordable. silverstone and f won have been here before. —— formula 1. what do you say to people who say, they will come together and reach a deal? i hope we do. we want to preserve the british grand prix at silverstone. we think it is a terrific venue. the fans love it. tv
audiences around the world love it. we wa nt audiences around the world love it. we want to preserve it. we should be able to reach a solution. it will probably need some compromises on both sides. but we have the grand prix for the next couple of years. there is time for us to sit down and reach a sensible solution that works for everybody. hundreds of thousands of fa ns for everybody. hundreds of thousands of fans will be arriving at silverstone for the british grand prix in the next few days. their spirits will be dampened by the news today. what have liberty media said? they say it is regrettable silverstone have taken this stance. they say it is just posturing. both sides have two years to reach a deal. silverstone needs formula 1 and formula 1 needs silverstone. the spitfire and hurricane are just two of the iconic planes that fought in world war two's battle of britain in 1940. almost 20 years later, a former hurricane pilot decided to form a group to help preserve some the aircraft that took part in that famous aerial fight. now known as the battle of britain memorial flight it has
today marked it 60th anniversary. veterans were joined by prince william to watch a fly past of the iconic planes at raf coningsby in lincolnshire — as danny savage reports. in the sky above lincolnshire today, aircraft preserved since world war ii performed a special display for the veterans who used to fly them. cold, icicles dropping from oxygen masks, grab your parachute... bernie harris remembers the freezing conditions sitting in the rear gun turret of a lancaster bomber over enemy territory. he's delighted to see these planes still flying. this is the best one, it's really got character. it was a joy. today, a relaxed prince william, the patron of the battle of britain memorial flight, spent time talking to the ever dwindling number of veterans. the flight is named after the raf‘s finest hour. the battle of britain spanned several months in 1940
and was fought over the skies of southern england. for six decades now, the raf has had a special flight to remember those who died in battle and those who survived. and they hope that this will continue for many more decades yet. so how long can these old planes keep going for? for those of us that are involved would like to say forever, you know, because there is no actual reason why not. unless we don't have petrol one day. the raf pilots who fly these old machines describe this as a museum without walls. its priceless artefacts also be seen in the skies above us this summer. their aim is to inspire future generations. plans to almost double the number of welsh speakers have been set out as part of a target to get1 million people speaking the language by 2050. the welsh government have set out plans for more welsh—speaking teachers in primary and secondary
schools as our wales correspondent sian lloyd reports. at ysgol glan morfa, children's lessons are taught in welsh and members of the welsh government came here to spread the word about their new goal for the language, supported by a guest popular with the pupils. we've laid down the gauntlet, if you like. it's a big task, but it's achievable. if we really want to do it, we can do it, that's what we'll do. expanding welsh medium education is at the heart of the strategy. it includes creating 150 welsh language mercenary groups over the next decade and increasing the number of welsh speaking primary and secondary school teachers. but it's recognised there must be opportunities to learn and use welsh outside of schools. there's also a recognition that they need support parents. it's in there amongst the vast majority of people but of course for some parents, they need to be encouraged. some parents will say, well, if my kids go to a welsh medium school, can i help them with their homework?
will all the correspondence be in welsh from the school? of course that isn't the case. we want to take parents with us. the welsh language has equal status with english will but while people may be used to seeing signs in both languages, how will these plans be received? if you are living in wales and stuff, you know, it's voluntary, there's no reason... it makes sense, doesn't it, to keep the language alive? born in a family in wales but i don't speak welsh. never wanted to. it was forced on me, so i didn't want to do it. sings in welsh. the welsh language is celebrated every year at the national eisteddfod . a cultural festival which welcomes non—welsh speakers alike. the welsh government wants more people to be able to communicate in welsh, but the public‘s appetite for change remains to be seen. lets get the weather forecast. a bit
wet today. louise lear has the weather. good evening. anyone with a garden will be happy across england and wales at the moment, there is some welcome rain. that is not the case, though, for those at wimbledon, because the rain has stopped play. sunny spells and scattered showers further north as we go through the night, here, we will see the temperatures falling away and it could be a chilly night. at the same time, the rain continues to push its way steadily south and east. there will be heavy bursts before it clears through, but it will do so. overnight lows, single figures in sheltered parts of northern scotland, 14 or 15 further south. bit of a north—easterly breeze making it feel quite cool on those exposed east coasts, a gloomy start across the extreme south—east, the cloud will break up, the sunshine come through, not a bad day for most. warmer to the west, we will see highs of around 22 or 23. a bit cooler on the east coast with the breeze coming in off the sea. a quiet theme, thursday into friday, dry, pleasantly warm, with highs of 22 or 23.
this is bbc news. the headlines at 8pm. the government has ordered an inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal of the 1970s and 80s, which led to the deaths of more than 2,000 people. president trump's son has released emails which show he was offered information on hillary clinton by a russian national with links to the kremlin. a major review of working practices has called for more rights for self—employed people on zero hours contracts. the un has said almost 3,000 civilians remain trapped in the iraqi city of mosul, despite claims of victory over so—called islamic state. and in the next hour, history made on centre court. johanna konta has become the first british woman to reach the wimbledon semi—finals for nearly 40 years.