Skip to main content

tv   Breakfast  BBC News  August 26, 2017 6:00am-7:01am BST

6:00 am
hello, this is breakfast, with charlie stayt and rachel burden. a man found with a knife outside buckingham palace is arrested under the terrorism act. two police officers were injured as they tackled the suspect after spotting the weapon in his car. good morning, it's saturday 26th august. also this morning: hurricane harvey hits texas, the biggest storm the us has faced in more than a decade. thousands of residents have been fleeing from their homes. winds of up to 130 mph have begun to move onshore. catastrophic flooding is being predicted. in the past few hours, president trump has officially declared the hurricane a disaster. we'll be live in texas with the latest. the trash talk comes to an end.
6:01 am
floyd mayweather and conor mcgregor have faced off for the final time ahead of tonight's controversial super—fight in vegas. and in other sport, the women's rugby world cup comes to a close this evening, with the top two teams in the world going head to head. the champions england face new zealand in belfast. and doing downward dog on a farm. mike will be exploring the weird and rather wonderful world of goat yoga. good morning. first, our main story. a man has been arrested under the terrorism act after two police officers with a large knife near buckingham palace. the officers were hurt while taking the 26—year—old into custody when he was found with the weapon in a vehicle near the palace. simonjones reports. concerned crowds look on as police investigator possible terror incident outside buckingham palace. the met says just after 8:30pm yesterday a man stopped his car near
6:02 am
a police vehicle. officers then spotted a large bladed weapon in the carand spotted a large bladed weapon in the car and went to arrest him. two police officers suffered minor injuries to their arm and were taken to hospitalfor injuries to their arm and were taken to hospital for treatment. injuries to their arm and were taken to hospitalfor treatment. the met has praised their brave and swift action that meant the suspect was detained very quickly. no members of the royal family were detained very quickly. no members of the royalfamily were in buckingham palace at the time. cordons were quickly put up around the palace. the suspect, a 26—year—old man, was also taken to hospital and arrested on suspicion of grievous polity harm and assault. during the night he was further arrested under the terrorism act. no members of the public were hurt. the met‘s counter—terrorism command is now investigating. security remains tight in london for the bank holiday weekend. a ring of steel is being promised around the notting hill carnival object people from barcelona style attack. a spokeswoman from buckingham palace said he did not comment security issues. —— it would not comment.
6:03 am
the most powerful storm to strike mainland america in more than a decade has made landfall in the southern state of texas. hurricane harvey has winds of up to 130 mph. in the early hours of this morning, president trump signed a disaster proclamation for the state after the storm was classified as a category four hurricane. david willis reports from washington. harvey hit texas hard overnight, ringing with it high winds and heavy rain. a category four hurricane. capable of causing catastrophic damage. called the most powerful storm to hit the us mainland in over a decade. this is going to be a very major disaster. this is harvey from above, a malevolent storm system ten miles wide, capable of doubling up to 40 miles wide, capable of doubling up to a0 inches of rain. —— dumping. corpus christi, a city in the eye of
6:04 am
the storm, has seen a rush to evacuate. fears of a power outage forcing the sickest babies at a children's hospital to be moved out of the hurricane's path. the national weather service warned a win that could leave homes uninhabitable for weeks or even months. —— winds. among those heeding the local mayor's advice to get out of dodge, this woman and her three children. i try to be strong because they don't want my children to see. they get get and i don't wa nt to to see. they get get and i don't want to have them scared. i have to bea want to have them scared. i have to be a strong mother for that will stop briefed earlier by his advisers, president trump is facing the first national disaster of his term in office. the lessons of hurricane katrina i2 term in office. the lessons of hurricane katrina 12 years ago still serve as an indelible reminder of the political past of underestimating a weather system such as this. the president urged texans such as this. the president urged texa ns to such as this. the president urged texans to heed calls to evacuate, but with several days of storm force winds and rain ahead, it is likely
6:05 am
many of those who leave may not have much to come back to. in the next few minutes we will go live to our correspondent in corpus christi, which is one of the coastal towns in texas. millions of travellers taking to the road and rail network this weekend face disruption because of major engineering works. the south—east of england will be badly affected with station closures at charing cross, euston and liverpool street with limited services at other stations. in the north—west of england, engineering work will affect stations in manchester, preston, blackpool and bolton. our reporterjenny kumar is at king's cross station for us. it isa it is a day where a lot of people are going to struggle if they are trying to use the rail network? yes, that's right. here at king's cross it is fairly quiet at the moment. the trains are running on time but it is expected to get a lot busier.
6:06 am
high demand is expected on the services from here to scotland, it was london euston is closed today, affecting services from that station to the midlands and north to scotland. huge engineering work is happening here. record numbers of works. it will have an impact across the uk, as you say. the advice is if you are going to travel check before you are going to travel check before you do so and expect delays. you may be wondering why this is happening now for not well, network rail say there's never a good time, but there are fewer travellers who travel in august and in the long run there will be long—term benefits for passengers. thanks very much for the moment. north korea has fired three short—range ballistic missiles, according to the american military. two of the missiles failed in flight. the third blew up almost immediately after it was launched. the latest firings come during a joint us—south korea military exercise, which has been strongly criticised by pyongyang. the final countdown has begun in what is expected to be the most
6:07 am
watched pay—per—view boxing match ever. at the pre—fight weigh—in for the much—hyped contest, mixed martial arts star conor mcgregor vowed to knock out the unbeaten floyd mayweather. from las vegas, here's our sports news correspondent richard conway. the hype has been unrelenting and while the finalface—off the hype has been unrelenting and while the final face—off for this mega— fight was another spectacle, it is clear conor mcgregor and floyd mayweatherjr have captured the imagination and the wallets of many boxing fans. now, with the formalities over, conor mcgregor is focused on the task ahead. let's go, let's see who can take it. he's over there twiddling his thumbs, twitching away. i see a man afraid, that's it. the buildup has been controversial and there are questions over a contest state primarily forfinancial questions over a contest state primarily for financial reasons. the man who describes himself as tbe,
6:08 am
the best ever, is expecting his payday to be swift. irish fans have flocked to las vegas in recent days and the celebrations will likely continue for several more night if mcgregor can pull off a shock win. the world is going to explode if he does. it will be mad if he wins.“ he does it, what's the party going to be like? insane. we will sleep somewhere outside at the front! but floyd mayweather‘s father, who taught him how the box, says mcgregor‘s lack of experience will see him fade. he will throw a lot of punches, this a lot and if he gets tired then, like! —— whack! punches, this a lot and if he gets tired then, like! -- whack! when conagra brega turns to this arena it will be the face floyd mayweather. —— conor mcgregor. you get a real sense of the hype and
6:09 am
atmosphere. it will be insane and we will have the result by the time you wake up tomorrow morning. england are set to take on new zealand in the women's rugby world cup final in belfast tonight. the red roses will attempt to defend their title against the black ferns, who have never lost a world cup final. the sides last met injune when england scored five tries to win 29—21 and end a five—game winning streak for the kiwis. the 22nd air guitar world championships have been held in finland. 15 air guitarists from around the world competed in this year's finals. but the title went again to the reigning champion, matt ‘aristotle' burns from the usa, who you can see here. that's what it takes to be a champion air guitarist. he collected the prize of a real electric guitar for his performance. the competition aims to promote world peace. did you know that? all of the finalists were invited on stage at the end, together.
6:10 am
it is something that is so odd. charlie will do some david carr for you later. we think they can play real guitar? -- air we think they can play real guitar? —— airguitar. if you can, i don't think you should be allowed in the competition! that have a look at some of the papers. the main story in the daily telegraph, this is one of our main stories, the palace in lockdown after this knife attack. a man has been arrested. very close to buckingham palace last night. the front page of the mail. this is the headline. what this is an interpretation of some guidance given by the second—in—command at the met police in london. what they are saying is they have to prioritise what they describe as vulnerable people, vulnerable callers, to their service. he says
6:11 am
that includes people with learning difficulties, the elderly and also people who have english as their second language. the front page of the express. they are the front page of the express. they a re often interested the front page of the express. they are often interested in whether stories. the bank holiday weekend. they are saying it will get quite warm across the weekend, which is good. that is coming up in a couple of moments. you will see this on the front and back pages this morning. floyd mayweather and mcgregor. all of the buildup and hype already happening and, as i mentioned, we will be bringing you the results of that and all of the highlights and lowlig hts. that and all of the highlights and lowlights. do you want to go to the back page? you will see it. the $1 billion super fight is what they call it. if mcgregor wins it will be the end of boxing. i think it is the boxing purist who are most offended by the idea of this fight. yeah, any thoughts you have on that... for am, isn't it? yes, for —— aam,
6:12 am
uk time. we will be speaking to the radio 5 live commentary team who are already in las vegas late in the programme, to get their expert analysis. it's sort of showbiz rather than sport. it's an event. seu self driving cars are said to be the future, but there are still a lot of u na nswered future, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions surrounding them. if the vehicle was involved in an accident, who would be responsible? the driver or computer? insurers are trying to find out by deliberately crashing driverless vehicles. here is our transport correspondent. ona military on a military base in switzerland, important on a military base in switzerland, im porta nt tests on a military base in switzerland, important tests are going on. one of the world's big as the insurance companies is deliberately crashing ca rs. companies is deliberately crashing cars. “— companies is deliberately crashing cars. —— biggest. forthe first time, they're simulating what d riverless vehicles time, they're simulating what driverless vehicles might do when things go wrong. like if the computer was hacked so the brakes
6:13 am
don't work. well, this car is obviously a complete write—off. you can really smell that the airbags have gone. but all of the censors are now full of data, telling us what the car did, what happened to the driver and all of that information will be used to determine how much insurance we all pay in future. not too many rocks fall in britain, but it's a problem in switzerland. there's not a lot of computer can do about this. so what are insurers hoping to learn? we wa nt to are insurers hoping to learn? we want to demonstrate that we can't have the same accident investigation methods as we had before for autonomous cars. we need to know whether the driver or the car was in charge of driving the car. and that's the key question. if a computer's driving, who is responsible for the crash?”
6:14 am
computer's driving, who is responsible for the crash? i don't think people need to worry about whose fault it is. the uk has decided an insurance policy will be required, so people will be compensated and then insurance companies and motor manufacturers can argue amongst themselves in the background. they save the real drama until last. this next episode at giving the computer of moral dilemma. when an accident is inevitable, as it hit the person on a quad bike or the person in the car? the bike is causing the accident, but the rider is more vulnerable. so who should the computer hit? for this test, they simulate a car, choosing the right. it's just a dummy, simulate a car, choosing the right. it'sjust a dummy, but simulate a car, choosing the right. it's just a dummy, but it's still ha rd to it's just a dummy, but it's still hard to watch. computer driven cars are inevitable and these tests will determine how our insurance will work. they already predict premiums
6:15 am
will go down because computers are better drivers than humans. that is always what comes up, what if there is an accident? who was responsible? yesterday we had the stories about wi—fi truck. and now for the weather. you will start with what is going on elsewhere. yes, hurricane harvey. amazing. catastrophic. it was just making la ndfall catastrophic. it was just making landfall in the united states. the eye of the storm. 130 miles per hour. this is the biggest and strongest to hit texas since 1961. 56 years almost. this is houston. the biggest storm surge is to the
6:16 am
east of the storm. the problem is thatis east of the storm. the problem is that is coming in land. winds are easing. it will be a hurricane for a bit yet. it will continue to rain. huge volumes. we could see as much as one metre in parts of texas for the coming days. imagine it raining for 1a months but condensing it into 3-a for 1a months but condensing it into 3—a days. catastrophic flooding expected. we are keeping an eye on it. that is what is happening with hurricane harvey in the us. the uk for the weekend. the worst of the wet weather we will have is just a few showers this weekend. bank holiday for many. great news for many. sunshine to come in between showers. certainly, today is a better day for western scotland and
6:17 am
northern ireland. one or two showers. most places dry. some showers. most places dry. some showers to the east of scotland. more cloud in england, especially southern areas, compared to yesterday. the odd spot of rain this morning. that should fizzle out. most morning. that should fizzle out. m ost pla ces morning. that should fizzle out. most places dry. feeling pleasantly warm. 2a— 25 in the south. high teens further north. looking good, not just for the day, teens further north. looking good, notjust for the day, but teens further north. looking good, not just for the day, but the teens further north. looking good, notjust for the day, but the coming days. the second test between england and the west indies. and this evening, the big match between england and new zealand in the women's world cup rugby final at belfast. it will be dry with a bit of sunshine. this evening. fine. light winds. put unclear. a little bit cooler than last night. mist and fog. later on, cloud pushing in the western scotland with patchy rain. most will be dry. that sets us up for not a bad sunday at all. not
6:18 am
com pletely for not a bad sunday at all. not completely blue skies. patchy and light rain returning to scotland. light show and northern ireland. sunday, a dry day. pleasantly warm. it could creep up further into monday. bank holiday. in scotland we will see a weather front pushing with wet and windy weather through the day. that increases in northern ireland. a dry and reasonably sunny start. the sunniest on monday will be to the south. temperatures could reach 27 — 28 degrees. uk wide temperatures, if not average, certainly above. the bank holiday, overall, not too bad. finally, some august weather. now it's time for the film review with mark kermode and julian worricker.
6:19 am
hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases is mark kermode. so mark, what do we have this week? a splendidly mixed bag. we have detroit, which is the new movie by kathryn bigelow. we have logan lucky, which i keep wanting to call lucky logan because it looks like the look words should be round that way. and tom cruise is back doing what he does best in american made. i'm glad you've got a logan lucky issue because i have as well. i keep wanting to say lucky logan. detroit, i've seen many rave reviews already. i'm a big fan of kathryn bigelow who won an oscar for the hurt locker and directed zero dark thirty. the film is set in 1967 in the detroit riots, it begins with a broad canvas and the film slowly focuses in on a particular event.
6:20 am
at the beginning, a speak easy is raided, rioting breaks out, the state troopers and national guardsmen are sent in, the rioting continues. we then follow a particular character played by a musician who is denied his moment in the spotlight because the riot is breaking mout. he takes refuge in the algiers motel. the police then discend on the motel where they believe there is a sniper. the police are led by a character called krause played by will poulter. who is described by writer mark boal as a character who is inspired by the recorded deeds of a detroit policeman, although he is a fictional character. meanwhile john boyega who is such a brilliant actor, is a security guard who finds himself in the middle of an impossible situation. he's somebody who is distrusted by both sides and attempts to make peace with both sides. here is a clip withjohn boyega.
6:21 am
hey, fellas, melvin dismukes. i'm with united security, i'm guarding that grocery store across the street. i come bearing gifts. oh, thank you. ain't this nice, boys? hey, all things considered, this is pretty good. thank you. i don't have my usual appliances. got any sugar? don't push it, man. you can see from the clip the film is shot with that very, sort of, distinctive documentary—like style. barry ackroyd is a brilliant cinematographer. he's done what bigelow has done before. turning fact and fiction, working with mark boal, turning something into a drama based on real life but there's dramatic contrivance. the film narrows its focus down until it gets to a single corridor of the algiers motel where this terrifying interrogation and worse takes place under the auspices of this cop played by will poulter. the thing i like about this is that kathryn bigelow is extremely dextrous and the movie seems to move through different genres.
6:22 am
it starts off as a social document then moves into something almost a musical at one point, when it is in the hotel it becomes a horror movie. some people have taken issue with this but you remember kathryn bigelow directed near dark, which is a vampire western. i think it's a brilliant horror movie. and later it becomes a courtroom drama. i think those shifts are its strength. its greatest strength, beyond the way it's put together, the brilliant editing job which leads you through it... it's like jostling through a crowd of people, different stories, different genres, until we're finally focusing on one central event. but it's the performances that carry it. john boyega is brilliant, he has a way of telegraphing really strong emotions through the tiniest of facial expressions. will poulter is fantastic. he plays a character which has
6:23 am
a malevolence hidden under a facade of innocence. it's a tightrope that could easily fall over into caricature but it never does. the experience was thoroughly immersive. it's very, very gripping. it's often terrifying and kathryn bigelow is a fine film—maker. it's an urgent film, despite it having a period setting, it feels urgent and contemporary. that's definitely on the list. what of logan lucky? neither urgent nor contemporary. steven soderbergh is back and it's a heist movie. it's described in one moment of dialogue as ocean's 7—11. channing tatum is the mastermind behind this plan to rob the charlotte motor speedway during the coca cola 600. it's a nascar racetrack. he was going to carry out this heist with his brother adam driver. it's a heist caper movie, so it's an impossiblejob, it can't be done. but they have figured out a way to do it with tunnels under the track.
6:24 am
and getting this guy, joe bang, who is an explosives expert played by daniel craig. looking for all the world like a beenyean—paul gauthier. getting him out of prison to do thejob, then getting him back into prison. it's written by rebecca blunt who nobody has heard of before, and some people have taken it to be a nom de plume for the director. but they say no, it's someone we've heard before. there is a certain amount of satire, some american flag—waving for memorial day, and there's a line in it one person says, "nascar is like america, you're making us harm america". but the fact is all that satire is very much like nascar, it goes past you and then we're back. i enjoyed it, it's fun, it's flippant and flimsy. it doesn't really stand up. i have a sense you thought about it deeply since you saw it. i have to say, after i finished smiling my way through the movie, i moved to the next thing pretty swiftly. the fact is, it's not easy to make
6:25 am
a film that is fun and flippant. there are enough bad movies out there trying to do that. this does it rather well. take us to tom cruise and american made. the thing that tom cruise does best is flying, wearing aviator shades and smiling in a way that says, "trust me, i'm tom cruise". this is directed by doug liman. it's inspired by a real life story and some is true and not true. a twa pilot, who became a drugs and arms smuggler claimed to work for the cia. ended up providing evidence for the dea. he is recruited by a mysterious shadowy figure played by donald gleeson, who never puts a foot wrong. ever. he says i know you are smuggling cigars, and you need to work for us now. we will give you this airline. here is a clip. cia owns this? no, no. independent aviation consultants. iac.
6:26 am
yeah. you'd run the company but after hours you can work for us. takes pictures? the work is covert. cove rt. so anyone finds out about it, family, friends, even lucy. it's lucy, right? yeah, that's right. that'll be a problem. all this is legal? if you're doing it for the good guys, yeah. just don't get caught. i'm backing tom already. but there's a lovely moment of threat there when donal gleeson says it's lucy isn't it? suddenly you see the harder edge. what then happens is, he starts off allegedly working for the cia filming the communist insurgents, then gets mixed up with pablo escobar, flying cocaine to the us, then has to run drugs. the whole thing has a chaotic momentum.
6:27 am
meanwhile, money is piling up everywhere. so much so they don't have anywhere to put it anymore. it reminded me of a lot of films, things like air america, war dogs, catch me if you can. the latter is a much more substantial movie which bears up to much greater scrutiny. it has that accelerating pace of something like goodfellas, but none of the depth. if you think of things like the mummy and think, was i ever bored? no. did i think a character was ever properly three—dimensional? no. was it fun while it was on screen? yes, it was. it's a movie that seems to be based around an understanding of, there is a thing that tom cruise does. you can like or dislike tom cruise, but there is a thing he does which is he can do that... that big slightly crazy smile and you buy into it. again, i thought it was enjoyable fun. detroit is a movie with such substance and so much going for it, and in the case of american made and logan lucky, not lucky logan, they are fun but they won't stick in the mind like detroit will. one that will stick in the mind
6:28 am
is the one you will pick as the best one. dunkirk, have you seen it? i haven't, and it's high on my list. you need to see it in imax if possible. it is an overwhelming experience, it's christopher nolan. he is such a great champion of film. i saw this in imax 70 millimetre. the interesting thing is, it's very complex. it is three time structures, one week, one day, one hour. all intertwined. if you have been a fan of nolan since memento, you know he's interested in travelling time. but it's a straightforward story. it's the story of dunkirk. as a piece of cinema, it's terrific. i've seen it twice now and both times, the end of the screening, everyone has been silent. people have literally been like that. that's a testament to how powerful it is. but see it on the biggest screen possible. a brief word about your dvd pick?
6:29 am
lady macbeth. florence pugh is brilliant in this adaptation of the story. the script is by alice birch. the tale of a woman who refuses to confirm, refuses to be down—trodden, is vilified by society as a result of it. really powerful. fantastic sound design. that sounds like something only a film critic would say but believe me, it's the film you watch with your ears and it's a fine piece of work. good stuff. a quick reminder before we go that you'll find more film news and reviews from across the bbc online at bbc.co.uk/markkermode. and you can find all our previous programmes on the bbc iplayer. that's it for this week though. thanks for watching. goodbye. hello, this is breakfast, with charlie stayt and rachel
6:30 am
burden. coming up before 7am, matt will be here with the weather. but first, a summary of this morning's main news. a man found with a large blade in a car outside buckingham palace is being questioned by counter—terror police. two officers were injured after tackling the 26—year—old last night and have been praised for their quick reactions. it is understood that no members of the royal family were in the palace at the time. the most powerful storm to strike mainland america in more than a decade has made landfall in texas. hurricane harvey has winds of up to 130 mph and has battered the town of rockport. some residents are reported to be trapped inside collapsed buildings. tens of thousands of people have lost power. the emergency services said it was too dangerous to respond to some calls. and in a few minutes we'll get an idea of the full force of the hurricane when we speak
6:31 am
to a correspondent in corpus christi. the bank holiday getaway could be more of a headache this weekend as major engineering work begins on the rail network. the south—east of england will be most affected with stations closures at charing cross, euston and liverpool street, as well as limited service from others. in the north—west of england engineering works will affect manchester, preston, blackpool and bolton. the disruption is because of work involving around 17,000 engineering staff. north korea has fired three short—range ballistic missiles, according to the american military. two of the missiles failed in flight, the third blew up almost immediately after it was launched. the latest firings come during a joint us—south korea military exercise, which has been strongly criticised by pyongyang. nearly £500,000 will be given
6:32 am
to community projects in england to help develop new technology to tackle littering. it's hoped the money will go towards creating new apps and smart bins, which will alert rubbish collectors when they're full. smart everything these days. but we definitely need smarter people to stop throwing litter on the ground. smart people would be useful! if someone can develop those. if someone knows where we can find some. . . there are none here. don't say it out loud! what have you got for us? it's a fantastic weekend. something for eve ryo ne fantastic weekend. something for everyone this weekend. the world cup final. those two gentleman behind you. no love lost there. it has been fairly low— key no love lost there. it has been fairly low—key in las vegas, if that's possible. but it sort of exploded overnight. it's the fight eve ryo ne exploded overnight. it's the fight everyone is talking about. good morning. they have weighed in overnight for this match up.
6:33 am
most of the talk has been about whether the mixed martial arts superstar connor macgergor can actually beat the greatest boxer of his generation, floyd mayweather. the purse is eye—watering, with the final paycheck to be determined by pay—per view sales. that is expected to break all records. after a relatively low key build—up in las vegas, but the weigh—in for the junior heavyweight contest was raucous. thousands of irish fans have travelled to get behind their man. mayweather at a0 is 11 years older and has come out of retirement and mcgregor has vowed to knock him out. england won the women's cricket world cup last month, and this evening in belfast the red roses play in the final of the rugby world cup. but standing in the way are new zealand, the number one ranked team in the world. the black ferns are four times champions, beating england in three
6:34 am
finals in a row between 2002 and 2010. england are the champions, though, which makes tonight's match at the kingspan stadium a fitting climax to the tournament. pretty excited by the goal we've been weighted —— been waiting for the so long. we were wanting to get to this final again and it's been our goal all season. it's finally here at! the second test between england and the west indies looks a much tighter affair. england won by an innings in the first test, but were bowled out for just 258. it was the first day at headingly. the windies shannon gabriel took four wickets, including alastair cook for just 11. kemar roach also took four wickets. the skipperjoe root was dropped early on, but went on to make another half century before being caught out on 59.
6:35 am
ben stokes was also dropped a couple of times too, but held the england innings together with a brilliant century before he too fell. they took one windies wicket before the close. the tourists will resume on 19—1 later this morning. jimmy said there was a lot on offer for him. we got a few chances tonight. that was really without them playing any attacking shots. if anything they were looking to get through the night. but when tomorrow comes round a few more shots will get played, overly —— hopefully we get played, overly —— hopefully we get a few more chances. it's one of the biggest days in the rugby league calendar, the challenge cup final at wembley. hull face wigan this afternoon. there's lots at stake for one of the most prized pieces of silverware in the sport. hull are looking to retain the trophy after a thrilling victory against warrington last year, their first wembley win. the warriors are looking to win the challenge cup for a 20th time. i think all of the talk about
6:36 am
greatest and dynasty is, we haven't built it up like that. we are coming to wina built it up like that. we are coming to win a top —— cup final. all of the plaudits and names will follow us. we are going to win and that's all. not overconfident. we have a lot of respect. but we've had a great trading week this week. the players are equipped very well and if we do what we practice, we've structured the game plan, make sure we have a clear head, we have a chance of getting a trophy but it's going to bea getting a trophy but it's going to be a massive one for us. after the summer break, formula 1 is back and lewis hamilton, in his 200th grand prix, looks like the man to beat at the belgian grand prix. the three—time world champion was fastest in second practice yesterday in his mercedes, nearly half a second quicker than championship rival sebastian vettel. if hamilton seals pole this afternoon, he'll equal the record of 68 set by michael schumacher. england's men have lost
6:37 am
their semi—final at the euro hockey championship in amsterdam. they were beaten 3—1 against the netherlands. the hosts will now go on to face belgium in sunday's final, while england play germany in the third place playoff. england's women face the same opposition in their bronze medal match this afternoon. i hope it doesn't go to penalties! plenty of football over the weekend, of course. manchester united and huddersfield will be looking to make it three wins out of three. united are at home to leicester, newly promoted huddersfield host southampton. the lunchtime kick—off is on the south coast. bournemouth are one of the five teams that have lost both their games so far this season and they have got a tough match against manchester city. bournemouth, the manager is so good. they had a fantastic season last season. they had to defeat but
6:38 am
sometimes that can happen in the beginning. i know it will be complicated. all the fixtures and match previews are on the bbc sport website including all the scottish prmiership news. champions celtic are at home to stjohnstone. the vuelta espana, the tour of spain, continues with chris froome still in the leader's red jersey. the four—time tour de france winner finished safely in the peleton in yesterday's seventh stage into the city of cuenca. he holds a slender 11 second lead in the general classification, as he aims to win the race for the first time and become only the third man to complete the tour de frnace and vuelta double in the same year layter today, chris and gabby adcock will play for a place in the final of the world badminton championships in glasgow.
6:39 am
the fifth seeds came from a set down to beat their opponents from hong kong yesterday. with no bronze medal match though, the british pair know that whatever happens in their semi final against the world number ones from china, they'll be guaranteed a medal. finally, congratulations to laura and jason kenny, celebrating their first child. the olympic champions shared a picture of their new family on social media saying: "welcome to the world little albert louie kenny. "you kept us waiting a week but it was all worth it." almost nine pounds. i wonder how long before he is on two wheels? when they became pregnant, she announced it by showing a picture of announced it by showing a picture of a two wheeler.
6:40 am
no stable lives as! it's all in the genes. it's all what you do with your legs! thanks very much. around this time every saturday, mike bushell shares his latest sporting challenge and this week's has to be one of the strangest yet. are you familiar with this? goat yoga? i'm bracing myself. you would be forgiven for thinking goats and yoga have nothing in common. i genuinely thought this was going to be goats doing yoga. this is all about broadening your horizons. there are so many new ways to practise yoga these days, for example on a paddle board in devon. upper—class here have also been introduced to an even stranger form down on the farm. we all know how
6:41 am
good yoga is for you, spiritually and for the body. what in devon, they do things differently. hence we are ina they do things differently. hence we are in a barn of straw. they want to bring out the animal in us. are they kidding? connecting with the earth. teacher, donna, has over70 kidding? connecting with the earth. teacher, donna, has over 70 animal names for her class's yoga positions but this summer she has been combining animal bonding with yoga moves by introducing pygmy goats to her classes. we combine all of them amazing benefits of a standard yoga practice with animal therapy. it's proven that animal therapy, when you are with animals and stroking animal, it helps to reduce the stress response within the body and it also helps to increase the oxytoci n it also helps to increase the oxytocin and chemicals, happy hormones. you focus the minds of
6:42 am
other things, so you are still doing the yoga poses but also concentrating on bonding with our ferry friends. they seem to love it. there is no evidence that the goats enhance the physical benefits of y°93 enhance the physical benefits of yoga in any way when they are treading on your back, they are certainly not trained masseurs, but they do bring laughter. they like to nibble on my head. maybe because it looks like straw! i'm not sure it helps a great deal but it's good for the concentration because you have to work really hard not to fall over while they are doing it. it's strangely very relaxing. when the hooves go into you it's therapeutic, like a massage ball. it's funny and funny makes you happy. i've done laughing yoga before but you have to force yourself to laugh. here, it's hysterical. goat yoga was first uttered america by a farmer who claimed the goats were making her feel better from an autoimmune illness and the consensus here was that the goats were beneficial and
6:43 am
would be invited back every week. brilliant. go to love people, so it's great fun. it could be doing pilates or press ups, whatever. we end up in a sleeping dog pose, when the goats are naturally attracted to us, to come and sleep on us as well. gorgeous! i've never known one to be so interactive! normally use a runout, but this has been very interactive! —— normally you zone out. as ever, mike manages to discover a sport you didn't know existed. that's sweet! laughter makes you happy. we wa nt happy. we want to get more on a story developing this morning. in the last few hours hurricane harvey has hit land, bringing winds of up to 130 mph to the coastal texas. this is the satellite image. that's the
6:44 am
hurricane. you can see the big mass of swirl over texas, specifically the coastline, as it moves from the sea and on to the land. it's happening as we speak. that's the image from above. let's see what it looks like on the ground. they say it's too dangerous for the emergency services in corpus christi. we can go to a cbs reporter who is there. we get a sense straightaway from looking at you just how severe conditions are. describe what it's like. absolutely. especially since harvey made landfall, the conditions have worsened. the sheets of rain are just pounding down and frankly the gust of wind makes it difficult to stay standing sometimes. if you can see these massive palm trees behind me, about 25 feet tall. at least three of them have toppled over. we've seen debris flying all over the place, we heard a transformer
6:45 am
blow and that's reallyjust the place, we heard a transformer blow and that's really just the beginning. officials do expect conditions will continue to worsen. we're just trying to make sure that we are watching for any falling debris. there are actually some light fixtures here that are dangling in the wind. yeah, it's not safe situation for people. especially who have decided to hunker down and see how long they can weather the storm. we are concerned for your safety. can you continue? it is really flying. it is flying. it seems to be coming down. we will keep an eye on it. but umm... we will coming down. we will keep an eye on it. but umm. .. we will leave it there rare moment to check it is
6:46 am
safe for you. —— for a moment. apologies. safety comes first. you can geta apologies. safety comes first. you can get a sense of the severity of the wind. many have been evacuated. but some have remained, as you heard from the brief report. there is a storm surge that comes after which is of the most concern. and we can have the most detail is now from matt. that picture is not telling the story, i think. there is huge amounts of rainfall. yes. the wind and storm surge. 130 miles per hour. the strongest to hit texas since 1961. as the storm goes inland,
6:47 am
rainfall. jews anywhere in the uk. imagine all of the year's rainfall falling in three days. back to the uk. a different story. we will have a little bit of rain this weekend. nowhere near it the amounts they will have. for those of you on a bank holiday weekend, it is a good one. some rain in central and southern parts of england and wales. not as sunny as yesterday. to the east, one or two showers. eastern scotla nd east, one or two showers. eastern scotland has the heaviest showers. even though the showers and the forecasts, the vast majority will
6:48 am
not get them. staying dry, sunny spells. temperatures similar to yesterday. a bit more cloud. a weekend of festivals. it stays dry until late on monday when rain will arrive. then it will get hotter and hotter. 27. it is good outside. variable cloud. some showers in eastern scotland which will fade away gradually. tonight. mist and fog thatchers. temperatures could get down to single figures. it could get down to single figures. it could get into the teens. a reasonably sunny sunday. sunshine breaking through for most. a few splashes of rain. the odd shower in northern ireland later on. temperatures if anything are higher than today. 25— 26. that is good for the notting
6:49 am
hill carnival. a brief clinton to the bank holiday monday. slightly warmer. to the north and west. weather front approaching. a change back to something more windy and wet. a gradual process. the heaviest rain in western scotland. the cloud into england and wales later on. impact in temperatures. around where it should this time of year. increased amounts of blue sky and pretty warm. 28 degrees is possible. back to you. thankfully more benign weather conditions compared to texas. our colleagues in texas say that our reporter is safe. we were concerned about her safety. thank you forjoining us again that he can
6:50 am
you forjoining us again that he can you pick up where you left off and tell us about the numbers of people who have left and concerns about safety over there? sure. right now, state officials do not have hard numbers for how many people evacuated the area. there were seven coastal counties in low—lying areas with mandatory evacuations. that happened already on thursday evening and into friday. many people in the other areas chose to stay. they did not want to abandon their homes and belongings. they were worried about transporting children and pets to another location. so they decided to stay here. this is what they are faced with. frankly, i don't think anyone expected this storm to get this bad. it only became a category four hurricane on friday. even a three was a surprise. making
6:51 am
la ndfall three was a surprise. making landfall as a four will come as a shock for many people waking up to see the damage. i can tell you they are not getting much sleep because the building even where we are is a little bit. we were inside. people in the homes will be frightened to experience such a devastating storm. we have been told some 30 inches of rain may be falling over the next 2a hours or so. and then a real concern about the possibility of a storm surge and flooding. exactly. you know, that is what officials are so concerned. it is a collection of issues, winds, storms, and harvey
6:52 am
will hang out and dump up to three feet of rain in the area. that makes for flooding concerns and downed trees and powerlines. all of the worst things of a storm coming together to make this historical people. this is just together to make this historical people. this isjust the beginning. we will see what the flooding looks like in major cities like euston for example which is already bracing for a lot of water. —— houston. example which is already bracing for a lot of water. -- houston. there have been question marks about how much time they had to react when it was clear how severe this weather would be. yeah, you know, a lot of people were very stubborn, and they said they did not think it was going to be so bad. even a week ago, we we re to be so bad. even a week ago, we were anticipating a tropical storm. and now here we are in the middle of a massive hurricane. people had
6:53 am
time, they did leave, we saw a lot of people leaving. we saw miles and miles of people trying to live down. other people again decided not to go that rout. —— trying to leave town. it isa that rout. —— trying to leave town. it is a gamble. some have decided to stay in their homes. perhaps they do not have enough supplies. all the shops are closing down of the businesses are closed. officials told people, look, if we can get to you in case of emergency, we will try. but if we cannot, if it is too dangerous for us, we will not make it to you. thank you so much for your time this morning. you and your crew, stay safe, we will speak to you later on. just a couple of things they have had to think about. there are only so many ways to prepare for something like this. they have had to move premature babies from the hospital because of
6:54 am
power failure concerns. alligators have been displaced as they go to higher ground due to the quantity of water. they have to think about many things. the weather over here is a little bit more mild and gentle for us. the bank holiday gets under way. you might consider getting a tent and surrounding yourself with nothing but spectacular countryside. wild camping is becoming increasingly popular with people looking for alternatives to organised campsites. it seems not all are at one with nature, due to increased rubbish. wild camping is about getting closer to nature and getting away from soudelor seshan. getting away from soudelor seshan. getting away from soudelor —— civilisation. responsible wild campers like these
6:55 am
make sure they are discreet, do not cause damage, and take everything home with them when they leave is it is traditionally something done on the high heels. new audiences have come aware of wild camping and are treating it in a different manner. there seems to be a more disposable culture coming into what people perceive to be wild camping. that is now coming within 500 metres of car parks and carrying inasmuch as they need. and as for taking everything home, this is what national trust ranges are finding. this ranger is spending more and more of his time chasing off and cleaning up after clueless campers. we have pulled out cou ntless clueless campers. we have pulled out countless tents clueless campers. we have pulled out cou ntless tents a nd inflata ble mattresses, batteries... so, this is evidence of the remains of a fire
6:56 am
site. it is quite often the soot of re m na nts site. it is quite often the soot of remnants that we will come across. we have had experiences where we have taken trailer loads of rubbish out. it has become a place for festival—goers to abandon tents and camping clutter at the end knowing someone would clean it up. but this is not a festival site. the national trust saviour not tried to stop all camping in its traditionalforms. —— say they are. they are distracted the responsible. if you want to find out how, go to the website. there will be extra police on duty at the manchester pride event. following the bombing in may, security will be increased. police say there is no evidence of any specific threat.
6:57 am
well before the official start of manchester pride, the party was in full swing. day, last in, bisexual, and transgender full swing. day, last in, bisexual, and tra nsgender people full swing. day, last in, bisexual, and transgender people from all over europe getting together to celebrate two they are. —— gay, lesbian. europe getting together to celebrate two they are. -- gay, lesbian. 50 yea rs two they are. -- gay, lesbian. 50 years ago this would not be allowed so it is a great way to celebrate this. everyone has different issues through the year. it is one chance to relax a bit. it's all we want to talk about to be if you want to do pride, it has to be manchester pride. the organiser is promising a four—day feast of fun. pride. the organiser is promising a four-day feast of fun. it is a fantastic four-day feast of fun. it is a fa ntastic feast four-day feast of fun. it is a fantastic feast of fun. events like these are key to show we can stay together to work towards eradicating discrimination. there is a serious side to the pride this year. police
6:58 am
say there is no evidence of a terrorist threat to the community or greater manchester, but after the attack in may and more recent atrocities in europe, they have reviewed security. we will look at a number of security measures around the site. there are events across the site. there are events across the bank holiday weekend, ending in a candlelit vigil on monday night to remember those lost to the hiv virus. bbc news, manchester. that is manchester this weekend. we will look at the notting hill carnival as well. the headlines will be up ina carnival as well. the headlines will be up in a moment. hello, this is breakfast with charlie stayt and rachel burden. a man found with a large knife outside buckingham palace is arrested under the terrorism act. two police officers were injured as they tackled the suspect after spotting the weapon in his car. good morning, it's
6:59 am
saturday 26th august. also ahead, hurricane harvey hits texas, the biggest storm the us has faced in more than a decade. thousands of residents have been fleeing from their homes. winds of up to 130 miles an hour have begun to move onshore. catastrophic flooding is being predicted.
7:00 am

45 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on