in refusing to allow him to use his buggy, paul claims that brentwood borough council were discriminating against him because of his inability to walk around a golf course. in effect, he says that the council were applying a policy that indirectly discriminates against all disabled people who need a buggy to play golf. brentwood borough council is defending the legal action, and declined the bbc‘s invitation to comment on the case. that's a really good shot. golf is sometimes seen as elitist. paul houghton is determined that, by playing it and pursuing his action for discrimination, the sport will become ever more inclusive. clive coleman, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. here's tomaz schafernaker. i gather we have breaking news on just how hot the summer has been. this is just just how hot the summer has been. this isjust in just how hot the summer has been. this is just in from the met office and this year we have the joint
hottest summer, with 1976. pretty spectacular summer it has been and we are still getting warm. particularly in the south—east, but the general trend will be things to cool the general trend will be things to cool. there are weather systems to the north—west of our neighbourhood heading in our direction and over the next days we will find the jet strea m the next days we will find the jet stream is going to be pushing weather fronts in our direction and weather fronts in our direction and we will see things going downhill, particularly as we head towards the end of the week. in the short—term we still have some time warmth across east anglia and the south—east. the cooler air has reached the north of the country and in scotland temperatures of around 15 degrees. it is bright, nice weather in the western isles and decentin weather in the western isles and decent in northern ireland with a couple of showers. northern england,
throughout the north—west and into the midlands, wales, the south—west, there is a weather front straddling that part of the country which means more cloud and rain and this line of cloud, it is the dividing line between the fresh atlantic air and some of that warmth coming in from the south. tonight, slow—moving weather front. hardly any wind to move it around. keep the cool weather in the north—west. 8 degrees the overnight low stop tomorrow the weather front dies out and they do that, they move around and fizzle away, but we will have i think cloud across yorkshire, midlands, the south—west but staying bright in the north—west. temperatures are coming down, maybe 20—22 in the warmest
spots. 16—17 across the north of the country and beyond that, wednesday and thursday, more cloud building. we will see weather systems coming in off the atlantic. by the time we get to the end of the week and the weekend the low pressure is over us which means brollies at the ready! that's all from the bbc news at one. good afternoon, i'm here with the sports news. alastair cook is retiring from international cricket. the former england captain made the announcement in the last 90 minutes, confirming that he'll
finish after friday's final test against india. it brings a glittering international career to an end. he made his test debut in 2006 and became england's test captain six yea rs later became england's test captain six years later taking over from andrew strauss. he led england for a record 59 tests, and became england's record run—maker in tests, when he surpassed the mark of 8,900 set by graham gooch in may of 2015. before becoming the youngest cricketer to reach 10,000 test runs a year later. he resigned as test captain, making way forjoe root in february of last year, saysing it was ‘an incredibly hard decision' taken at the ‘right time' for the team. our cricket correspondent isjonathan agnew, he says cook isn't the type of man to hang around when he's not performing to his best.
i don't think we're necessarily surprised coming hasn't had a good year, averaging below what he would have wa nted year, averaging below what he would have wanted and when you have achieved all that you have and struggling to get that from back you start to look at where you are. and the hard work that will be required to try to get back into form again. i think he has looked at that, he knows the hard work that is needed to keep playing at that level and a lot of sportsmen do this, they talk about going to the well and the well being empty. i think that is where alastair cook has gone. i think he's decided he hasn't got that edge any more. a test matches, opening the batting, taking on the world's fastest bowlers time after time, sometimes this half an hour to go before play ends, and you go to face the lot again. it wears you down. i think this is why his resilience as well as his fitness and skill will be what people will admire about him the most. do you think it is a blow to the current squad, to lose that
level of experience? it would be a blow if he was in great form, which he isn't. so it does present the selectors have a problem because his opening partner keaton jennings isn't pulling up any trees are the! mac they will have to look. they'll get this next test out of the way. i think anyone who loves cricket will hope that alastair cook has some runs that have been elusive for him in the last couple of months and that he goes out on a high. then the selectors will have to think about what they will do this winter. jonathan agnew, speaking to me earlier. now to football. there's been disappointment for spurs after they lost their 100—percent record in the premier league. they were beaten 2—1 by watford, in what manager mauricio pochettino called a ‘wake—up call‘ for his players. theirformer midfielder jermainejenas says spurs have to learn how to win ugly if they're to challenge for the title... i still have not watched spurs
played poorly and managed to win a game of football. and that is something you have to do, as a liverpool two and against leicester, they will poor and they won the game, city were average against newcastle and still won. too many moments, against chelsea they didn't dig in and get the result, it cost them get to the final. ten minutes againstjuventus in the champions league with things started to fall apartand league with things started to fall apart and juventus sent something. —— sensed something. that's what happened today. the message was clear that some manchester united fans aren't too happy with executive vice chairman ed woodward. calling him a ‘specialist in failure' to coin a term used by managerjose mourinho. . . butjose came to the defense of woodward after their 2—0 win over burnley yesterday. and british teenager lando norris is tojoin mclaren next season. the 18—year—old has been the team's reserve driver, and took part in first practice sessions in spain and
hungary this season. he'll race alongside carlos sainz, who's replacing the retiring fernando alonso. that's all the sport for now. we will be back with more in the next hour. hugh, thank you. let's hear more from the home secretary, sajid javid, who's set out a plan to tackle child sexual abuse. figures from the national crime agency estimate that up to 80,000 in the uk pose a threat to children online. in a speech at the nspcc headquarters in london mrjavid said that all the agencies need to work together to protect children from these dangers, and technology companies should do more. what i want to see is a more effective partnership between technology companies, law enforcement, the charity sector and government, so that we can be confident in our response to these types of crimes. i want to lay out action in five main areas. first, i expect technology companies to block child sexual abuse material as soon
as companies detect it being uploaded. second, i want them to stop child grooming taking place on their platforms. third, i expect companies to work with us to shut down live streaming of abuse. as a starting point we will be making £250,000 available to support new ideas on how to detect and disrupt the live streaming of abuse. fourth, i want companies to be much more forward leaning in helping law enforcement agencies deal with these types of crimes. and fifth and finally, i want to see a greater level of openness and transparency, and a willingness to share best practice and the best technology between these different technology companies. in november, i will be convening a meeting of industry experts in the us, in partnership with microsoft, and i will be challenging these companies to work
together and to come up with tools to detect online child grooming which will then be offered for free to other tech companies. this is a great example of the type of collaboration that i want to see much more of. and if you work for a technology company, perhaps you are in this audience, perhaps you are listening, but when you hear this message, let me be very clear, getting this sort of horrific content off your platforms is the right thing for your businesses, and it is the right thing for society. and all eyes are now on you to do the right thing. that has become secretary speaking earlier today. now, more that has become secretary speaking earliertoday. now, more on that has become secretary speaking earlier today. now, more on that breaking news about the weather, and the fact that the summer, that we arejust reaching the fact that the summer, that we are just reaching the end of, has been thejoint are just reaching the end of, has been the joint hottest summer on
record for the united kingdom. this is the met office website, just putting out that information. this year was thejoint putting out that information. this year was the joint hottest summer on record for the uk as a whole, and the hottest for england. a bit more detail on that. uk temperatures for june— august 20 18th show that this year was the top of the league table in terms of records dating back to 1910, other comparable ears, 2006, 2003 and 1976, all of which are within 0.03 celsius of each other. england saw the hottest summer on record, average temperatures narrowly beating those seen in 1976 but that was england only. it wasn't the warmest for the other nations of the warmest for the other nations of the uk. much more about that coming up. we will torture our weather presenters throughout the day to explain more about this figure is —— we will talk to our weather
presenters. the most senior doctor looking after the mental health of england s doctors has warned of serious and continuing problems, saying the situation is at "tipping point". suicide rates among doctors are rising — and the number of female doctors taking their own lives is four times as high as that among people in other professions. chris hemmings spoke to the mother of a doctor who took her own life last year. there's about 240,000 doctors working in the nhs. we rely on many of them to treat our mental health issues but is enough being done to help them with theirs? doctor lauren spooner‘s daughter sophie had been diagnosed but took up sophie had been diagnosed but took up own life. she came back from holiday, went to work, did a morning
clinic, no one noticed anything was wrong. at 12 o'clock she took all the pills she had and was found the next morning by her sister. so when she finally could not go on, it was behind this front that had been so good that even in the clinic that morning, nobody had noticed. sophie had tried to accept the nhs practitioner programme, the only confidential service that offers doctors a full range of treatment and assessment for mental health problems. in text messages to her mum she was delighted when she was told about the php and vented their anger on the fact that in london anyone can refer them softer than bad and the rest of england only gps can bad and the rest of england only gps ca n a ccess bad and the rest of england only gps can access this service. because sophie lived in brighton she could only use the php with the approval of her employer so it would no longer be confidential. she was on the way to help, the right sort of help i would have wanted her to have. given that she had always got
better so quickly before, i think if she could have seen some three and a half weeks before she died and have the right medication acts but she would be here. dr clare gerada is the medical director of the nhs practitioner health programme. it's the only confidential service that offers doctors a full range of assessment, treatment and case management clare now wants the php to be offered to any doctor who needs confidential support wherever they are in the country and says we are at a tipping point within the nhs
when it comes to doctors' mental health. doctors are incredibly high risk for mental illness. female doctors have up to four times the risk of suicide in comparison to other people in the population. and wherever you look, and i am looking at doctors, doctors currently working in the system are really quite distressed whether that's burn out at one end or formal depression, anxiety or even suicide at the other end, but overall there is a lot of mental distress contained within the workforce within the nhs. well, you would think that doctors who worked in the system would know where to go to but actually if you're depressed, you're depressed. the fact you're a depressed doctor doesn't make you more or less competent at finding help but there are also other barriers. there's barriers around actually practically getting time out to seek help. but there's also barriers around confidentiality. you don't want to go and tell somebody you work with that you're maybe drinking too much or you've got suicidal thoughts. and what tends to happen is either doctors do which doesn't help them at all. i think the last taboo in the nhs is the acknowledgement that doctors also have mental health problems, that doctors themselves are not immune to all the pressures that's piled on them, that doctors can somehow absorb all the stress and strains of what everyday medical practice is. and i think it is the last taboo. what my service has shown is that
if you offer an accessible confidential service then doctors will come for treatment and notjust come, they get better. in a moment we'll have all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc news. this summer was the joint hottest everfor this summer was the joint hottest ever for the this summer was the joint hottest everfor the uk this summer was the joint hottest ever for the uk as a whole. the national crime agency estimates that up to 80,000 people in the uk pose a threat to children online. "no new ideas of his own" theresa may hits back at borisjohnson after her criticism —— after his criticism of the brexit plan. hello, this is the business news. carney stay or carney go? the treasury and the bank of england are in discussions about mark carney staying on as governor beyond his term, which ends in june next year. more on this in a moment. output from britain's manufacturing sector has fallen to its lowest level in more than two years in august following a collapse in overseas demand.
the markit/cips uk manufacturing purchasing managers' index showed a reading of 52.8 last month, down 53.8 injuly and well below economist expectations of 5a. and water companies have set out plans to cut bills for millions of consumers in england and wales. severn trent and united utilities said they would cut the average bill by 5% and 10.5% respectively. thames water said bills would be unchanged. south west water says it would offer customers a stake in the business. news today that the governor of the bank of england may stay in hisjob longer than previously planned. the bbc understands that the treasury and the bank of england are in discussions about mark carney staying on as governor beyond his present departure date ofjune 2019. reports suggest the treasury is concerned that trying to find a new governor now, amid brexit talks, would be difficult. it wants to be able to give any
new candidate a clear view of what the relationship with the eu will be like. it's thought mr carney is open to staying on for as long as another 12 months, until 2020 if needed. earlier we spoke to chris roebuck, visiting professor of transformational leadership at the cass business school. you know, we're in a position, if you look at any organisation where the person in charge leaves after five years, there's going to be issues about instability, be that in the organisation or outside. if you then add onto that that this is the central bank, and the bank governor, and then you add onto that the fact that this is in an brexit period which is one of the most critical periods for our economy and country in the last 50 years, this is a critical moment to have stability. let's return to those figures about
the health of the manufacturing sector, the pm eye, fell to its lowest level since just after the brexit vote in july 20 lowest level since just after the brexit vote injuly 2016. we were expecting something around 52.8. the reason for the slowdown is that demand uk export orders has fallen back to slower economic growth and the approach brexit. the figures show that many manufacturers in britain had the weakest month in over two years. chris williamson is chief economist at ihs market, part of the group behind the survey. chris, thank you forjoining us. talk me through the reasons manufacturers gave to you about the response to your survey. why has this figure dropped back? well they are reporting that production growth has slowed due to weaker order book growth. that in turn has been linked
in many cases to weaker exports. it's the largest monthly fall that the survey has seen since 2014. quite a significant turnaround during the month. companies are saying that we've got our picture of wea ker saying that we've got our picture of weaker global growth, so we are seeing slower demand from other countries, clients are saying that there is more uncertainty about the future of uk trade so they are holding back on the purchases. an illustration of this is given by the fa ct illustration of this is given by the fact that the steepest downturn in exports was seen among companies that supply inputs to other firms abroad. if you are a foreign company and need more widgets for your manufacturing process, you are going to buy is someone that you know the prices guaranteed in the year's time, and if the uk does leave the
eu without a deal in place, we could be subject to tariffs, so that uncertainty about their price and the trading relationship, passed much of next year, seems to be causing this downturn in demand for our goods in overseas markets. and thatis our goods in overseas markets. and that is overriding any benefit that exporters and manufacturers would get from below and the weak pound? this comes as even more surprise, given the weakness of the currency. a weaker pound makes our goods more competitive abroad, there was the price effectively. it looks like buyers abroad are saying, ok, your goods are a bit cheaper for now but what will they be like in a year's time if we need to tariffs on them, we would rather buy from some firm that will definitely be in the eu in a year's time. but is exacerbating this global slowdown problem. php thank you. a quick look at the
markets, severn trent — one of the water companies that have markets, that have set out plans to cut bills for millions of consumers in england and wales. along with united utilities it would cut average bills by 5%. its share price is down byjust over 196 its share price is down byjust over 1% on the back of that news. at the london market is keeping in positive territory. that's all the business news. back to your ben. thank you, see you later. let's hear more about that fire in brazil — the country's oldest scientific building, holding 20 million items of historic interest, has been destroyed by a massive blaze. the museum director says it's nothing short of a cultural tragedy. julia carneiro reports. brazil's most prestigious centre for science, history and cultural studies, engulfed in flames. the fire at the national museum in rio
started early on sunday evening when it was closed, and burned deep into the night. this old colonial building was a residence of the portuguese imperial family in the 1800s. it held 20 million items related to anthropology, biology, archaeology, such as the oldest skeleton ever found in the americas, known as lucia, 12,000 years old. and this brazilian dinosaur being displayed in one of the museum's latest exhibitions. crucial chapters of brazilian history and world history are disappearing with those flames. despite year after year of warnings against budget cuts and lack of conservation. the damage caused here was incalculable, brazil's president, michel themer said, that the government is under scrutiny after what happened. another blow following severe budget cuts to scientific research and universities in brazil. brazil has been fighting for years and years to get better
funding, in order to prevent something that has happened here. it is a sad story but we have to try to go on. the work of firefighters was delayed. water hydrants around the museum were found to be dry and trucks with tanks of water were called to the scene, costing precious time. this is the result of the economic crisis and the lack of investment in one of the most important things in the nation, which is science and technology, and cultural knowledge about itself. brazil is struggling to leave recession behind and overcome a long—standing economic crisis. but losing such important parts of its past won't help to raise hopes for the future.
julia carneiro, bbc news, rio de janeiro. motorists stopped by police in some areas will have their licences revoked immediately if they fail a roadside eye test. motorists will be asked to read a number plate from 20 metres. the crackdown aims to catch drivers who get behind the wheel each day despite having defective sight. in 2012, a study claimed poor vision was causing almost 3,000 casualties a year. the forces operating the test are thames valley, hampshire and west midlands. nicholas leighs, the spokesperson on road policy from the rac, explained the problem. it's rule 92 of the highway
code, police do have the powers to be able to put an urgent request into the dvla for the revocation of the driver's licence, based on the fact that they have actually failed the eyesight test. what this should be is a wake—up call to drivers that it is is up to the legal standard. we think it's right that drivers are keeping on top of their eyesight and we think it is right that from a road safety point of view that this sort of thing is done on a more regular basis. it should be a wake—up call to people and we urge drivers that if they think there's any problem with their eyesight that they take an eye test immediately. also, in the instance whereby a medical professional might say that their eyesight isn't up to standard,
that they need to report that the dvla immediately. and have their eyesight checked. now it's time for a look at the weather with tomas. well, many of us had a fine weekend with lots of sunshine, very warm too, up to 26 degrees in one location. but over the next few days, it is going to turn a bit cooler. there is a chance of rain as well. not every day but some of us will need our brollies from time to time but for the time being, it's still beautiful. looking across the channel there in guernsey, clear blue skies, stunning picture there. but much more cloud across other parts of the uk as i speak, you can see it around 5pm, just off the coast of scotland and north east england, that cloud stretching further south too. but the other side of the weather front, as is often the case, the weather is much better, there's more sunshine around but it's much fresher, temperatures only around 50 degrees in the highlands, 16 for glasgow, maybe nudging up to 17 in belfast but about cloud. some spots of rain
across parts of yorkshire, maybe a few spots of rain down towards wales, the midlands and the south—west but for the time being east anglia and the south—east still warm, quite sunny, temperatures quite possibly in the mid—20s. to this evening this is a slow—moving weather front, not much wind out there to move things around, essentially speaking about weather front will hang around of that north sea, north—east coast of the british isles to the south of that little bit of cloud around, but in the north of the country it will be quite chilly tonight, temperatures down to single figures, whereas in the south—east after that warm day, around 13 the overnight low. tomorrow, variable amounts of cloud and sunshine, it does look as though this central area of the uk and further south will be at times fairly cloudy but elsewhere across the country there will be
very little in the way of wind, some pleasant sunny spells but not terribly warm in the north west. 16 degrees possibly in belfast, we might nudge up to around 22 degrees in london. and the output for the next few days, variable amounts of cloud, some sunshine from time to time too but also a chance of catching a few spots of rain, and notably those two bridges are tipping away as well. — temperatures. as we head to the rest of the week into the weekend and looks like low pressure is sitting on top of us and the weather turns more unsettled. hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy.
today at 2.00. the summer of 2018 — the hottest ever in england. and the joint—hottest in uk weather records. britain will get "diddly squat" from the brexit talks because it's already flying the white flag, says boris johnson — but downing street and critics say he offers no new ideas. this isn't a strategy, it's not a plan. once again, it's a case of leap before you look. there's absolutely no proposal here. we must keep them safe: the home secretary says there are up to 80,000 paedophiles in the uk who pose a threat to children online. good evans: shock in the broadcast world as radio 2's breakfast show presenter chris evans says he's leaving after eight years — to front the rival show on virgin radio. coming up on afternoon live — all the sport with hugh. a great test cricketer calls time on his international career with england.