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before the papers the sport, and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's hugh woozencroft. good morning. britain's chris froome is all but certain to win his fourth tour de france title later today. following yesterday's time trial in marseille, the team sky rider has a near unassailable lead as he goes into the tour's processional final stage through the streets of paris. richard conway reports. despite riding more than 2000 miles and spending over 80 hours in the saddle, this year's tour de france winner was decided on the streets of marseille. but chris froome‘s rivals struggled to keep pace with him over the 1a mile time trial course. 0ne nearly crashed out and french favourite romain bardet was nearly caught by the team sky rider at the finish line. when all was said and done, froome extended his overall lead to sa seconds, reasserting his dominance and the right to wear the famous yellow jersey. there have been ups and downs over
the last three weeks but it has been very much a grand tour in the sense that it has been really about the three weeks, and doing those three weeks in the most conservative but efficient manner. it wasn't about one single stage. that's what grand tour racing is. having flown overnight from marseille, chris froome and the rest of the riders will have to complete nine laps of the champs—elysees, all that will be left then is for chris froome to stand tall on top of the podium and be crowned race winner once more. with three tour victories already secured, chris froome will today add a fourth title to his illustrious cv. and at the age of 32, there is time yet for him to add to that total in the future. richard conway, bbc news, paris. the final round of this year's open championship is under way at royal birkdale. this afternoon, the americanjordan spieth goes out at 2.30 holding a three shot lead.
he's trying to win his third major title which would make him only the second player afterjack nicklaus to win three of golf‘s four majors before the age of 24. ben croucher reports. on a day when the open gave us plenty to smile about, this man mayjust have been beaming more than any. jordan spieth will tee off this afternoon with a three shot lead following a near faultless showing. no bogeys, five birdies, a shower of stability, culminating in a demonstration of why he has already won two majors before he turns 24. it will take an almighty effort to stop him claiming a third. the chasers tripped over themselves. rory mcilroy was nine shots behind the american. i don't know what the weather will bring but if i want a chance in this tournament i need bad weather and i need to play well. ian poulter needs plenty of that as well. he is two under alongside mcilroy.
the wait for a british champion continues. and while many waited for the heavens to open, we witnessed the amazing grace. branden grace with the lowest round in men's major history. enough to raise a grin from most. come tonight, jordan speith may be raising more than that. can jordan lift the claret canjordan lift the claretjug? in just under an hour's time, england's women's cricketers will attempt to win their fourth world cup trophy today when they face india later. england have won six consecutive matches but ominously they did, lose the opening match of this world cup campaign to india. it's a sell out with more than 26,000 people expected to attend a packed lord's. i've been surprised at the way india
haven't done well on the big stage before. they've got some really big players. we are completely aware of that. it did show in the first game of the tournament that they have got a really good team. i think it is amazing. it's going to be the biggest crowd we've ever played in front. i believe it's the biggest crowd for women's cricket ever. it shows the kind of cricket being played in this tournament. it's been exciting, it's been worth watching. people have come to all the venues to watch us but to sell this plays out is incredible. almost eight years to the day since he first won an individual world title at the age ofjust 15, tom daley has won a second — in the same event — the ten metre platform at the world aquatics championships in budapest. in a really competitive final daley led from the first round but was pushed all the way by the olympic champion chen aisen from china.
it all rested on his final dive. but he was awarded two maximum scores to secure the gold medal. it has been such a tough year getting over that competition in rio where i was out of the final and i was unable to compete and show my best. tough work after the olympics with how i was feeling and to come out the other side of it, i feel so happy. i am excited to be able to finally go on a honeymoon now with my husband. britain arejust a britain are just a few medals away from raking their medal tally. it was another golden night for britain's para—athletes at the world championships in london. there were three golds and a silver for british athletes. sophie hahn took gold in the t38100 metres. she beat off competition from kadeena cox who took the silver in second.
hahn set a new world record for the second time after she did the same in the 200 metres last weekend. another double world champion is georgie hermitage. she added to her gold in the 400 metres with victory in the t37100 metres. her time of 13.36 seconds is a new world championship record. and the third gold of the night came for aled davies in the shot putt. he threw a massive 17.52 metres to break his own world record and finish three metres clear of the rest. england boss mark sampson says his team are ready for spain's "dark arts" when the sides meet at the women's european championship this afternoon. england thrashed scotland 6—0 in their opening game at the tournament but sampson says they're prepared for spain's "ill—discipline". spain won their first group match and beat england at the last european championships. scotland have major injury worries ahead of their match against portugal, they're already missing three key players and they'll be without manchester city forward jane ross. after that opening defeat to england, the scots need to bounce back if they're to progress further in the tournament. manchester city have completed the
signing of brazilian full—back denilo. he signed for £26.5 million. that's all the sport now. now on bbc news, the papers. hello, and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers are bringing up this morning. with me are martin bentham, home affairs editor at the london evening standard, and the journalist and broadcaster rachel shabi. we start with the observer, which leads with claims that the brexit secretary, david davis, is the preferred choice among tory members to replace prime minister theresa may. the sunday express features a family photograph of prince harry
and his mother, diana the princess of wales, with the headline our last words with mummy. the telegraph has the same story, along with reports that more than a0 female bbc presenters have signed an open letter to the director—general demanding equal pay. the sunday times says men and women will be able to change their gender legally without a doctor's diagnosis under government plans. the star leads with princes harry and william's last conversation with their mum before she died. the royal story also dominates the front of the mail on sunday. and ahead of the 20th anniversary of her death, princes harry and william pay tribute to their mother in the mirror. let us begin with that story that is on most of the front pages this morning. the story of princes
william and harry talking about the death of their mother. you can believe it, 20 years ago now. they've spoken in a documentary. the sunday mirror says last call with mum haunts us. it's a poignant picture, isn't it? yes, the picture is very poignant. it's amazing to see all these pictures of her again after 20 years. it's hard to imagine it's been that long but of course it will have felt that long for her sons. this is one of the elements of the story that the newspapers have focused on, this last phone call that she made to her kids when they we re that she made to her kids when they were in the middle of playing, and didn't necessarily want to talk to her that day. it's turned out to be their last call. of course it wasn't oui’ their last call. of course it wasn't ourfault and their last call. of course it wasn't our fault and of course anyone who has lost someone will recognise that thing of the last conversation and had you known what you might have said differently. it is what comes
across from the coverage that we are seeing in all of the sunday papers, they've all got something about her, this very, very loving and also very cheeky humorous mother. she really wa nted cheeky humorous mother. she really wanted her kids to have fun and to be connected to their emotions, and to experience life in a normal way. she would take them to have burgers, she would take them to the cinema. what did she say? it's all right to be naughty as long as you don't get caught, which is a good life lesson. what do you make of the coverage? caught, which is a good life lesson. what do you make of the coverage ?|j think what do you make of the coverage?” think it's all you just said, and the last element of her being fun. i'm sure there were times when she was stricter! but there are other stories of her apparently pitting sweets down their socks when they we nt sweets down their socks when they went to play football and all those
things. it does bring across this warming vision of her as a very engaging, very hands—on, fun mother to be with. and of course, the boys missing her presence and talking about, certainly william has got his children and they are missing her as a grandmother as well. although he tells the amusing story of thinking what would it be like if she were here, should probably come in at the wrong time and read them up before bath time and disappeared to leave us bath time and disappeared to leave us to put them to bed! of course they are all very nice stories and it's terribly sad but they lost her in the way that they did. whatever you think about the royal family, this is two grown men talking openly about their emotions, and also to members of the royal family, about their emotions, and also to members of the royalfamily, it's quite unusual, isn't it? yes. i think this cements the shift in style of the royal family, that
these young royals have brought forward. they are much more talking about emotional life. in the past they've talked about mental health issues, and raised that issued a public debate in an important way. of course, it's a really important thing to do stigmatise the perceptions of mental health. —— do stigmatise the perceptions of mental health. prince harry especially has spoken about how difficult the grieving process was. initially they didn't talk about it but they found it was much better to talk about it and discuss it. i think it is a really useful contribution to society to talk about the grieving process. especially in the sense that they are public figures. even when they were children, by definition they were public figures and everything was in the spotlight. her death was an incredibly massive
world event in terms of publicity and attention. it was doubly hard for them to cope with it. he says he's only cried twice since which is quite interesting. yes, it does bring it back. another thing is that for a lot of people, my elder daughter was born about two months after her death. the younger generation, those people who were under25 or generation, those people who were under 25 or perhaps slightly older will only remember her as a figure in history rather than a living person that we can remember her as. it's interesting perhaps for them to understand a bit about her and what she was for the royal family and for british life in the period before she died. as we say, this story is on the front of almost all of the papers, and many pages inside as well. let's move on to the sunday times. a picture of prince william and harry. they actually lead on a
different story. the tories promote right to choose your own sex. tell us more right to choose your own sex. tell us more about this. this is about increasing emphasis on transgender people and, in essence, talking about a reform that happened in 2004 to allow you more easily theoretically to change your gender. what the government is looking at here in the consultation is to say the process perhaps needs to be refined further to make it less bureaucratic. there have been some complaints it is too inquisitive and intrusive, and that actually in essei'ice intrusive, and that actually in essence it should be a bit simpler to go through the process and change your gender identity. there are one or two other things here. for example saying that possibly you might be able to class yourself as an ex‘ofi might be able to class yourself as an ex—on the passport. that might be itioi'e an ex—on the passport. that might be
more tricky overseas where you have to declare whether you are male or female. there may be one to practical issues to look at in terms of this but i think the broad thrust of this but i think the broad thrust of it is that it makes entire sense for dealing with the difficulty of a fairly small number of people, but a numberof fairly small number of people, but a number of people, and making it easier for them to live their lives. is this an issue thatjustine greening has wanted to get to grips with? this is part of a whole series of moves that she describes as a step forward. after equality for women and the legislation of same—sex marriage in 2013, this is the next phase. and so these transgender reforms are part of a wider policy. she also has the desire to tackle homophobic bullying of children. she is introducing measures that will increase... she's
trying to stop the term gay being used as a term of abuse, to taunt schoolchildren. i think that is a really important thing to be doing. homophobic bullying is still a really big problem in schools. it has gone down but it's still... it's something like 45% of children will still experience that. no child should have to go through that, no child should have two experience that in a school environment which should be safe. there is a correlation as well for children that it affects their mental health. of course it would. the instances of self harm amongst lgbt children is an acceptably high. suicides as well. it's really positive move to be taking this as seriously as it
seems they intend to be. it is interesting the sunday times makes the point thatjustine greening is ina the point thatjustine greening is in a relationship with a woman, whether that informs a policy not but that is according to the sunday times. it shouldn't do, should it? given that one of her colleagues is a 95v given that one of her colleagues is a gay man and rights in the mail on sunday about how the change in legislation and cultural attitudes, which actually is the most important thing. it's what you were talking about with bullying, schools now in general would seek to stop people using those terms, and of course they should do that but the ultimate message is an educational one. if you think about how society has changed, legislation plays one part in it but actually the ultimate need is for societal attitudes to change to make people more tolerant. i think that has happened in general,
it needs to go further. you mentioned equality and that brings us on mentioned equality and that brings us on toa mentioned equality and that brings us on to a topic that has been rumbling on since wednesday when the bbc announced some of the pay of some of its top presenters. the sunday telegraph leads with the story revolves of the bbc women. rachel, how are they revolting?m must have been quite a difficult week for the bbc. these women, rightly, have put together an open letter to the director general saying you told us that you would sort this out by 2020. clearly you need to sort it out now. especially 110w need to sort it out now. especially now that the extent of this problem has come to light. i think that's the thing that is so striking and has understandably caused so much angen has understandably caused so much anger. it is so extreme. the pay differentials are so stark, and some of the interviews over the last few days and today in the sunday times with female presenters saying that
we we i’e with female presenters saying that we were fobbed off so long, we were told it was fine, but it was being dealt with and we weren't being paid less or much less and actually turned out to be a huge life. —— lie. i hope it is successful. we shouldn't lose sight of the fact this also highlights for the bbc, it seems like decisions are made by a white, male, 0xbridge educated club who are giving each otherjobs. that is going to have an impact for women but also for minorities. there is an impact on people from different class backgrounds. ultimately, it has an impact on the output. the bbc then doesn't represent the society that it's supposed to be serving. i think that is a much bigger problem that should be addressed. martin, this letter has been signed by some of the biggest names that work for
the bbc. people like clare balding, jane garvey. but in the letter, they also talk about rank and file staff members as well. this isn'tjust about the people that they see on their tvs and here on the radio, is it? not at all. i was going to ask you to pay me some money not to ask you to pay me some money not to ask you what you think about this but you what you think about this but you probably aren't paid enough! laughter that's probably a good job! there is an issue there. they are all paid very well across the board, there is a gender pay gap there but oi'ie there is a gender pay gap there but one of my friends who works in the bbc made the point that actually there is a great cliff edge below there is a great cliff edge below the £150,000. a lot of people in the bbc aren't paid very much, so it's not as if money is awash for the lower down... some people being paid as little as £18,000. these figures are not typical. there is an issue there as well about proportionality
of the pay given to some of the very high earners. you can look at those figures and question whether the so—called marketplace is really forcing those pay levels to the levels they are at, and so on. there is definitely a concern and they need to address the gender issue and perhaps the issue further down the scale, and actually as a mail i would say any rank and file man who isn't part of this favoured group can probably forget any chance of a pay rise for the next 5—10 years! they may then know how the women have felt for quite some time! laughter let's move on to the 0bserver. normal service resumed, they've got politics as their lead. rachel, tory members turn to david davis in battle to succeed may. it
appears david davis the brexit secretary is ahead in a party survey, what is this survey? this is obviously to replace theresa may, when? that is the big question, when. this is a survey of 1000 tory members. this is rank and file conservative members. david davis came out the favourite, but he only had one fifth of the party supporting him. after that was boris johnson. in third place, jacob rees—mogg. maybe mogg mania isn't going to be the thing it was tipped to be. there is no overwhelming support for anybody and that is the problem for the conservatives. they have a leader who has been so damaged, she's lost all credibility in the election, she is a toxic brand, and yet they have nobody that they can find to step in her place. meanwhile they are consumed by this infighting and bickering because of
the huge problem that this has presented the party with. apparently an irreconcilable problem at the moment. according to the observer the search is on for a surprise candidate. do you have any inside knowledge? not to that surprise candidate might be. that's the issue. there have been various names touted from the middle ranks but of coui’se touted from the middle ranks but of course there are two problems. one is the instability that would be caused by replacing the prime minister. that is an issue. of coui’se minister. that is an issue. of course lots of people think she's probably not able to stay on for a great length of time. certainly not until the next election. that transitional period inevitably is potentially destabilising. that is a problem. david davis would be the obvious candidate because i think people would, broadly speaking, unite around him. but you've still got to get to the point of having a
prime minister, although the system doesn't require you to be elected, but you get that criticism that he hasn't gone to the electorate. obviously they don't want another general election. this story will go and go and go until theresa may disappears. in whatever form she does. clearly the summer is coming up does. clearly the summer is coming up so there will be lots of talk about it over the summer i'm sure, when the news isn't so prominent. there will be lots of plotting over what sapp! sometimes somebody does coitie what sapp! sometimes somebody does come out of the blue. even david cameron was relatively unknown before he became conservative leader. he suddenly emerged, people thought he was an tested. he went to a general election and became prime minister. it's not inconceivable you could have these people who aren't known to the public. just time to turn to page ten of the observer. office yoga. martin, office yoga?
this is public health england talking about how employers can cut the sickness bill by encouraging their staff to do things that keep them fit. walking around the office and standing desks is another. another one is helping them with removing ingrowing toenails! the mind boggles. i wonder if that is one of the things people are off sick for. for it to have made the list of things that is in the recommendations, which i didn't know. would you do a bit of office y°93 know. would you do a bit of office yoga in your lunch break?” know. would you do a bit of office yoga in your lunch break? i would! i like sports where you run after a ball. it's about balance! notice i didn't ask about your ingrowing toenails! thank you both for coming that's it for the papers. thanks to rachel and martin. just a reminder we take a look at tomorrow's front pages every evening at 10:40pm here on bbc news.
the headlines are coming up injust a few minutes. yesterday's weather turned out to be pretty disappointing for some through the afternoon. prolonged rain and feeling quite cool. there was some sunshine in the forecast and today looking pretty similar. some areas seeing some sunshine with showers or even longer spells of rain. this area of low pressure will continue to bring us unsettled conditions. this weather front bringing more persistent rain to northern parts of the uk. to the south it is more about the showers. moving across parts of the midlands into south—east england. some will turn up to be heavy and may be merged together to produce longer spells of rain. some sunshine moving
in as well. it will appear for much of northern ireland and western scotland. this weather front will be bringing a wet afternoon for eastern areas with some low cloud, mis—timed murk. a breeze feeling quite cool. the rain turning heavier through central southern scotland. behind it it brightens up in the northern half of scotland. a bright afternoon in northern ireland. feeling fairly warm. england and wales with plenty of showers, the tickly southern areas. feeling cool as well. for the golf it will be windier today at royal birkdale. there could be the risk of some showers and sunshine. it looks like there could be some interruptions to play for the women's world cup at lord's with a few showers developing. this evening and overnight this rain across northern areas moving southwards. it will be a pretty damp night. further north and west a dry, clear and cool
night. for monday the best of the brightness starting the day. mist and fog clearing away. central, southern and eastern areas with a cool breeze for the north. further west with the sunshine it will feel quite warm. on tuesday we are between weather systems. with sunny spells, one or two showers. in the sunshine it will feel quite warm. behind me the next weather system will be making inroads for wednesday. it could be quite wet as the band of rain spreads across the uk. on thursday a bit drier with a mixture of sunshine and showers. this is bbc news. i'm rebecca jones. the headlines at ten: in a new documentary prince william and prince harry recall fond memories of their mother, diana, princess of wales. a crazy laugh of where there was just pure happiness. some of the bbc‘s most high profile women
have written to the director general, calling on him to correct gender disparity in pay. jeremy hunt has described the abuse of staff at great ormond street hospital, where baby charlie gard is being treated, as "totally u na cce pta ble". blood donation rules for sex workers and gay men are being relaxed in england and scotland. a new bollywood film tackles the issue of sanitation in india, where around half a billion people don't have access to adequate facilities. and at 10:30, former girls aloud singer