released in january, originally released injanuary, despacito really court one when pop starjustin bieber heard it in a nightclub and asked to record a new verse. the head of universal records says the success of the song shows how streaming is changing music. streaming is and will continue to open up music from latin american artists globally. it is also injecting new life into the music industry, revenues going up after a 15 year downturn. so in latin america and elsewhere artists will be hoping to recreate the despacito phenomenon. time for a look at the weather. here's chris fawkes. we had some very lively thunderstorms last night, these pictures were captured in essex. some great lightning displays. and yesterday we had severe storms bringing damaging floods to coverack. over a month of rain fell
in the space ofjust three hours creating that four foot wall of water. but lightning has since been the big talking point. about 200,000 lightning strikes in the past day alone so chances are if you live gci’oss alone so chances are if you live across england and wales you may have heard some of those storms overnight. some spectacular pictures being sent to us as well. more storms on the way today, they could p0p up storms on the way today, they could pop up across parts of north wales, north—west england, the north midlands. they could be capable of bringing around half a month of rain in the space of half an hour or so. so think about flash flooding, dangerous driving conditions. a lot of cloud around and things beginning to cool off. overnight the storms moved north, rain moving from northern ireland into scotland. some damp weather pushing east across wales and england. humid across eastern england, 18 degrees but
fresh air into northern ireland with temperatures in belfast at 11. tomorrow a different feeling day, the atlantic wind pushing in, pushing the rain out of the way from england and also northern scotland. a fresher feel following, temperatures significantly lower than they have been. rain getting into northern ireland, the breeze picking up, and that is a sign of what is to come because low pressure like it or not will be with us through friday and into the weekend to the early part of next week. and around that area is rain circulating. so friday looking something like this, slow—moving rain, some fairly brisk wind making it feel quite cool as well. northern scotla nd it feel quite cool as well. northern scotland and eastern england having some sunshine. a little on the cool side across western areas, 16 for belfast, 17 problem. not exactly the temperatures we would normally see at this stage of the year. for the
weekend low pressure is going nowhere fast. that means it stays cloudy through the weekend, showers 01’ cloudy through the weekend, showers or lengthy spells of rain and remaining pretty cool for the time of year. that's all from the bbc news at one — so it's goodbye from me — and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. it offers sport on bbc news. hello i,"m hugh ferris. a different competition... a few new faces... but the same intense rivalry. it's england against scotland again... but for the first time in women's football — at a major tournament. they begin their campaigns at the european championship with a meeting in utrecht tonight... so let's head there now and speak to our correspondent katie gornall. katie... england are genuinely one of the favourites for this competition.. well, you're right, too. that
third—place finish in canada two yea rs third—place finish in canada two years ago has led them to be talked about as one of the favourites alongside germany and france. that is unknown territory gringo, with and expected territory and pressure. they prepared for that tournament in a way that they haven't before. they then here a few days now, but really then here a few days now, but really the preparations began months and months ago. mark sampson named his squad three months ago, that was unprecedented. if every training camps since may as well. we have spoken to the players about this and they all say that they are the pit is that they have ever been. —— the fittest that they have ever been. she says it's the best prepared they never been. we put in so much preparation, as in physical work, so much work off the pitch in becoming more together team and i'd like to
say that this is the most prepared we have ever felt going into a tournament, that is why there is a lot of parade and determination. tournament, that is why there is a lot of parade and determination] for scotland, they've not had the quite the same calm and prepared build—up have they? quite the same calm and prepared build-up have they? bell negativism ashamed because it is a huge moment for scotland. they have missed out oi'i for scotland. they have missed out on the play—offs on a couple of occasions and now they have qualified through their first major tournament but they come into this with the number of their top players injured. they are without kim little, world—class midfielder from arsenal. jane beattie, who would have been started in their backline, but they do have players that can trouble england. jane ross at manchester city, someone who in this players will be familiar with and caroline where as well, who has been in great form for liverpool in the wsl. they will be a threat, but for the scotland players who are here,
they will have waited their whole careers that. it's the biggest game in theircareers but careers that. it's the biggest game in their careers but further coach as well. i spoke to her yesterday and she said that she really wants to players do embrace the occasion. —— the biggest thing to try and enjoy it, embrace the experience and thus begins the message, from when we qualified, or the preparations, it been really about enjoy every single second. this is going to be her last involvement with scotland, she is leaving to take up a coaching role with finland, says she will wa nt role with finland, says she will want to leave on a high. as for the england players, i get the sense that they are pretty relaxed. i saw a few of them cycling through the fan zone a few hours ago but come kick—off they will all be fully focused. that massive game kicks off at 7:45pm. thank you very much,
katie. there are only shining is on show at the first game there were new signings on show in the first game of the asia trophy in hong kong, which features four premier league teams. west brom and leicester started the preseason tournament this morning, and england internationaljay rodriguez got his first goal in a west brom shirt following a £12—million move from southampton this summer, a great strike it was too. that put tony pulis' side 1—0 up but it finished 1—1 and went, to a penalty shoot out, which for the first time involving premier league teams used a new format which no longer has them going alternately, but instead in an a—b—b—a order. leicester eventually winning 7—6 thanks to marc albrighton. liverpool against crystal palace is just getting under way in that same competition with palace now managed by frank de boer. and arsenal are 1—0 down at half time to bayern munich. that's in the international champions cup in shanghai. that only sport finau, more in the next hour. thank you very much, 0.
the director—general warned that making the details public would drive up wages. i think it's absolutely right that managers, people like me, what were paid and how we spend it, i completely agree that that ought to be out in the public. we make the decisions on behalf of the people that pay first. we've come to what i thought was a really good copper mines, which is for the last seven years, we have been publishing our total talent bill and who we pay what i am out —— by dance. that was managing well. i felt strongly, that actually, putting names by that was going to be inflationary and wouldn't in the end be good value for money for a licence fee payers and would be were
called up posters charger. we were lots of ordinance, we lost this one, would i care about now is that we manage one tee manage it on behalf of the public and the really great programmes davey presenters and stars present our programmes. what happened over the last decade is that the market is just the uk, it isa that the market is just the uk, it is a also a market that is involving amazon, google, apple, all sorts of things. big companies like that on the west coast of america. for example, radio 1 lost one of its star djs and six of seven of its key producers to apple, so this is no longerjust a uk market. we are in competition with the world, as indeed, for people to come and listen or watch what we do we are also in global copters. people will see how much jeremy also in global copters. people will see how muchjeremy vine and john humphrys get praise, and will think i never will make this much money
being used to pay these guys so is the bbc in negotiation with these quys the bbc in negotiation with these guys to take their money down and make sure they are not being overpaid? we are constantly working at ensuring that we get the balance right between our public, who want to have great shows presented by stars and great presenters, and then also wanting to know that their money, and it is their money, public money, and it is their money, public money, is being spent properly and thatis money, is being spent properly and that is always a balance. and over the last, to three years, yes, some key presenters and others have taken pay cuts. we keep working on this and making sure we get the best value for money and that is also why are the last year, year—on—year, the amount of money that we are spending in total on talent has gone down on 10%. 25% overfour years. we know we have to keep ensuring that the public, who pays rows, to whom the sums seem public, who pays rows, to whom the sums seem enormous, public, who pays rows, to whom the sums seem enormous, that they are getting value for money. what i care
most about, and i think we've got to get much much better, is ever the gender balance between men and women in ourtop gender balance between men and women in our top talent. i think we've made a lot of progress, but it is nowhere near where i wanted to be, because by 202001 to get to the point where it is equal between men and women on arab radio channels and television programmes as well. i think we have made some progress as well and i think every last three or four years anyway i think 60% of the new hires authorises the event than women. that's good, you see that on the ten o'clock news, you feel that on the today programme which can now sometimes be presented solely by women. you see it and even on and doctor who. that is much more to be done and i'm determined to get right. the director-general of the bbc, tony hall. the culture secretary karen bradley says she's delighted the list has been published. bell i think we found that through
all the locks of life transparency is important. so we're really keen to make sure that there is transparency and published like the let public public life they need to know where the money is being spent and that they are getting value for money. by having that transparency, we have the opportunity to see where our men gender pay gap and issues about presenters not being presented as others when they should be. i'm really pleased that tony hall has said that he welcomes this, because he wants to make sure that they do deal with any misrepresentation of women, any underpayment of anybody and that we get the gender pay gap dealt with. actually, the anecdotal evidence we have seen is that people are asking for their paid to be reduced, because they are very conscious of how this look to the public and certainly, if you look at the civil servants and politicians, the civil servants and politicians, the transparency has not led to pay information, quite the opposite.
but, you know, this is a commercial market, people can earn more working elsewhere then that is entirely down to them to do. i think the fact that working for the bbc, working for that great coburg globally known organisation is certain important thing that i think people will make their own decisions and judgments. it is for licence fee payers to determine whether they think this is good value for money are not. in a moment, the summary of the busy news, but here —— businesses but here the headlines. the bbc has revealed for the first time how much it pays its top stars. 96 names are on the list, each earning over £150,000 a year, and two—thirds are men. chris evans is the biggest earner on the list, receiving a salary over £2.2 million. and a major clean—up operation is under way in the cornish village of coverack after flash flooding caused severe damage to the main road in. in the business news...
extra charges that get added when you pay with a credit or debit card are going to be scrapped. from nextjanuary, the government will ban businesses from charging customers extra for paying by card. but they can pass on the processing fee. the treasury says airlines and food delivery apps do it most often and estimates that in 2010 we spent nearly £500 million on such additional charges. the gap between the richest and poorest households in the uk has narrowed since the recession of 2007—08. that's according to the institute for fiscal studies. rising employment and sharp falls in income in the middle and top earning households was behind the decline in inequality. more on this in a moment. north sea cod is officially back on the menu and can be eaten with a clear consicence. the fish has been considered under threat for more than a decade after stocks fell to 36,000 tonnes in 2006. but following industry measures to help regenerate the population, it has been declared sustainable again, by the fisheries body, marine stewardship council. it can now be sold with its "blue tick" label.
the gap between living standards in rich and poor homes across the country has narrowed. that's according to a new report published today by the institute for fiscal studies. there have been sharp falls in income in the middle and top earning households which has helped close that gap. well, earlier we were joined byjonathan cribb, a senior research economist, at the institute for fiscal studies. here's what he had to say. so, since the recession, income equality across the income just abuse and has fallen and utterly duty—free reason. one was higher benefits, they increased benefiting poor people during the period 2000 70,009 2007-2009. and those poor people during the period 2000 70,009 2007—2009. and those payments have not been reversed. higher
employment has been a good new story thatis employment has been a good new story that is also boosted the incomes of low income people, but the bad news is, as you say, lower earnings for from employment have suppressed the incomes of high—income people. black, asian and minority ethnic people are under—represented in business, and especially in management roles. according to a report out today, around 12.5% of the uk population are black, asian or ethnic minorities, yet hold just 6% of top management positions. when it comes to talent, are busineses missing out? joining us now is pavita cooper, chair of the chartered management institute's race network. welcome to bbc business news. let's start off by this figure of 6% in top management positions. that's not good enough, is it? no, absolutely not. one of the things he wanted to do was get underneath those numbers and what we found was that only one
in five companies was actually tracking the data and reporting it. but normally look at the gender at least four or five companies are tracking it. so try difficult for organisations to make progress. so, how the companies go about recruiting people from those backgrounds? is it a case of positive dissemination? no, not at all, we've seen some positive news on some organisations from professional services. at the juliet graduate—level where they do blind screenings and take their names cv. when our investigation shows is the lack of progress when people are within organisations and some of the things we identified with that managers are worried about talking about race feel at the selling colleagues and not using the right language. managers don't often wa nt to right language. managers don't often want to talk about it because they are in such a minority that the only person who looks around like them
and they try to fit in and progress. so, more needs to be done in organisation to accelerate the progress of young leader through companies. if someone feels is that this is a problem in their workplace whether they do? the first thing is there is a shroud of secrecy around. often find if i get a functional event i am the only person of colour andi event i am the only person of colour and i think you have to talk about it. we have to come forward and share stories are personal stories or things will not improve. one of the elements of research invited collea g u es the elements of research invited colleagues to talk about the and their backgrounds to young people and a woman shared her story of faith and her background and triggered a great response from the listeners. leaders need to come forward and talk about their experiences and organisations need to do experiences and organisations need todoa experiences and organisations need to do a lot more about sponsorship come in touring and sponsorship programmes. “— come in touring and sponsorship programmes. —— development programmes. —— development programmes. either challenges in the
communities that can be overcome by more initiatives to make sure that young black, asian, ethnic minorities have the ambition to progress to leadership?” minorities have the ambition to progress to leadership? i think it's a 2—point approach these things are a lwa ys a 2—point approach these things are always systemic. we have to reach out more to schools and universities, lots of organisations are trying to do that and increase the rate at which young leaders or young people are coming into organisations that wouldn't the condition —— traditionally considered a natural career for them. we've also discovered that young black men have poorer academic outcome and therefore we need to be broad—minded and creative about how do we allow those individuals to access roles in organisations. at the same time we also need to think about how these communities put them forward. this because one of the things we see is that the process is one of yourself putting your hand up rather than waiting for someone to tap you on the shoulder. so, having
confidence in pulling yourself for it is very important. 0k thank you very much hoping us —— joining us. the quick—witted markets before we go. the ftse 100 the quick—witted markets before we go. the ftse100 —— a quick look at markets before we go. ftse100. that it from me, i'll be back in hours today with more business news. now, theresa may and the labour leader jeremy corbyn have pestered with —— clashed over the issue of pay. mr corbyn said lope is a threat to and already weakening economy and accuse mrs meir being out of touch. the prime minister hit back with attack on labour spending policies fingered the last labour government had crashed the economy. let's go every now to our political —— assistant political and norman smith who is in westminster right now. it also brought in from a rival lucy
said that where they are and give their mps sent a because the momentum so important ministers questions. let's mull over that with some of these conservative mps here. i been saying all morning that there had been at the backlash among tory backbenchers against the cabinet plotters. is that right? are tory mps unhappy with the manoeuvrings in the cabinet? i think we all came back here to get on with the job. she's been making it really clear that that has been a priority and i certainly think that the commerce nation has not been about what happens next. it's aboutjobs, opportunities, schools, school funding. we had great use of 1.3 billion more for the schools that
need it. we are getting on with the job at hand and i think that voters before the holiday was unhelpful and i'm sure it will disappear doing this. if it doesn't, what do you think will be message be from mps like you to any contender who tries to stand against theresa may? bye identity be message will come from the conservative party it will come from the country. never he likes to see our leaders fighting and the reality is there's lots of to do and this really positive news to get out there. ididn't this really positive news to get out there. i didn't want to spend this week debating about processor westminster, which is what the labour party were determined to do. i wanted to go back to my constituency and talk about jobs and the fact that unemployment is at a 4296 the fact that unemployment is at a 42% load. that is great news i will visiting my companies in my community over the next few weeks and stress that we are at strong and united party. tomorrow is then to be
serva nts united party. tomorrow is then to be servants cable. what did he say, what does he do to what tim farron did? —— vince cable... what does he do to what tim farron did? -- vince cable... heating to reassure the party that we are a party that is going to grow. he has done that in terms of membership. he has to find a way of cutting through, after a general election which to some extent restored a 2—party which to some extent restored a 2— party system. but which to some extent restored a 2—party system. but he's got is the experience that we need in terms of the economy. i know we're not talking about brexit today, but clearly that is the big issue on the block so to speak, and something that he can speak about from day one with a great degree of authority. dirty back—up on brexit a bit? tim farron put it centre stage and made it clear that he wanted a second referendum and they became in anti—brexit party? that it will offer net? identity will because what we are starting to see, particularly as the negotiations start to get into difficulty, partly asa start to get into difficulty, partly as a result of the cabinet not
having a defined position on the issue, people are starting to get worried, certainly businesses are very worried, and i think in those circumstances the party needs to retain its focus on this biggest challenge, the biggest challenge that we faced in 40 years. clearly jeremy corbyn has been strengthened by the election result and by the campaign, but does he now seek to bed in some of the changes to party rules which would cement the position of the left or does he look at to the country? ourjob is to reach out to the country. our message is clear and transparent. we think the country is in the wrong direction. we need to be versa direction. we need to be versa direction of the country and change many of the things. we need to explain to the country so that they understand the scale of our ambition. so, our task understand the scale of our ambition. so, ourtask is understand the scale of our ambition. so, our task is out there in the country and jeremy as has been seen quite widely will be campaigning in all of these situations. many tory seats will go
when selecting comes. desi put to one or the talk of changing the threshold... these are internal matters. we discussed this matter yesterday but the key chorus is showing to the country that we get the pain and problems that people are the pain and problems that people a re fatally the pain and problems that people are fatally in the let facing —— facing that nurses doctors, and that we are going to transform our country from top to bottom. the transformative message that the labour party is giving shows that we understand. pay was the issue today. it's a fact that, the budget the chancellor will have to rethink the pay cat? i welcome that especially with regard to the bbc as someone
who has on inequality drive. i certainly think there is in opportunity to look there. a 42 year low in unemployment, we've got more young people in work... the question was bit we need to revisit the pay cap? we have many city people in work given the difficult situation. is the pay gap over in the autumn? well it certainly should be we had in our manifesto in 2015.|j well it certainly should be we had in our manifesto in 2015. i think the pay cap is over. these people on the pay cap is over. these people on the big bucks, it's wrong and we will do something about it. gator at the stop there. —— we are doing to have to stop there. i think everybody is good to be glad for this summer break. everyone is exhausted after referendums, leadership contests and who knows maybe more leadership contest to come? thank you norman. now it's
over the weather with chris fox. the eye we've only had we had the extreme rain in coverack yesterday. yet we have this line of storms that we re yet we have this line of storms that were locked into the same area. four hour after hour the rain came down. torrential rain over one months worth of rain falling in three hours. this created a wall of water that cascaded down the river is and what damage but it was about half the amount of in that we saw in boscastle all those years ago. since then, we've had a number of lightning strikes, over 200,000 around the british isles reported and some spectacular pictures of the storm is coming in as well. there will be more diverse storms on the way today. some heavy rains around in northern ireland and the risk of some further localised flooding, standing water on the roads. we
could see have a month of rainfall in the space of half and hour so the kiddies and dangerous conditions out and about. as we go through the night, we will see wet weather swinging across england and muggy night in eastern england. temperatures in norwich eating degrees. —— 18 degrees. through thursday, the rain band works northwards across scotland and eastwards a cross northwards across scotland and eastwards across england and any sunshine comes up a time before the next system moves into northern ireland and eventually wales in south—west england, with thickening cloudy and the day and outbreaks of rain. it will be quite cool across western areas from the time of the day particularly in the breeze. that will be strengthening as well. friday in the in the weekend the low pressure will sit over the british isles and that means that the weather will stay unsettled and quite cool as well. friday's picture, eastern area starting off ona picture, eastern area starting off on a bright note, some sunshine to from northern scotland, but further
west this area of low pressure in charge and bringing some strong gusty winds and outbreaks of rain. it will feel particularly cool. temperatures below par for the year, just 16 degrees in belfast, 17 for cardiff and plymouth. still someone left over in the sunshine further east. into the weekend, showers along the scales of rain affecting many areas of rain particularly across western areas. that's weather. —— that your weather. this is bbc news.
i'm simon mccoy. the headlines... the bbc reveals how much it pays its top stars. 96 names are on the list — each earning over £150,000 a year. chris evans tops the male—dominated list — with a salary of more than £2 million. the bbc‘s director general defends the figures. what we have managed to do is always pay our talent at a discount to the market, we never pay top whack, people come here because they want to work here. a major clean—up operation in the cornish village of coverack after flash floods, with severe damage to the main road in. no more surcharge payments for using your debit or credit card — new rules come into force next year. also this hour: president trump's previously undisclosed meeting with russian president vladimir putin. they met during a dinner with world leaders at the g20 summit —