an ashes series at the age of 33 probably wasn't where i thought i'd be, to be honest. and you know, thankfully it's come along and i'm very excited. well, if you do fancy booing australians from the stands over the next few weeks, there will be plenty of opportunities. all three of their players who were banned in the wake of the sandpaper ball tampering scandal, that's warner, smith and bancroft, are in their ashes squad here. generally it's perceived this will be a series where the bowlers dominate, which should mean low scores, high drama. but recall the emotion we've already had this summer, that english world cup win. 0k, a different format and some different players. but i think the key question for england is having scaled that emotional summit, can they reach another peak by the end of the ashes? we may not know the answer until the middle of september, but it all begins here in birmingham tomorrow. joe wilson, bbc news, at edgbaston.
time for a look at the weather. here's darren bett. it is turning a bit drier for the start of the ashes but we have more rainfall today and one of the main focuses of that is across northern england and again we may get somewhat localised flooding. further south we have more showers but not quite as windy as yesterday. in the same area of low pressure that brought that torrential rain yesterday but is now sitting across northern parts of england and hence that focus on the showers or longer spells of rain. also in scotland we are seeing showers developing and those could turn heavy with the threat of local flooding as well. northern ireland largely dry and further south across england and wales some showers coming in and still quite a blustery wind. wendy
for the time of year. particularly gusty clustered some of those heavier showers all bringing the temperatures down to typically 18, 20 degrees. still some showers around through the evening especially across scotland and the north of england. these fade away overnight and it becomes drier with more breaks in the cloud. typical temperatures 11, 1a degrees. turning drier overnight because the low pressure that was across the north of england is across the north sea by thursday. many places start off dry with some sunshine around as well. still some wind around the north sea coasts. and a few showers set off again mainly across scotland and northern parts of england. but
temperature is just a and northern parts of england. but temperature isjust a degree and northern parts of england. but temperature is just a degree of still higher than today. on friday to most places getting off to a dry start but we cannot rule out showers developing through the day even towards the south—west of england. but probably fewer and lighter and where you do get sunshine it should feel quite warm. heading into the weekend we have another area of low pressure setting to the west of the uk. but brings these weather fronts in from the atlantic. on saturday mainly dry with some sunshine and turning one in the south—east of the uk on sunday. further north and west some light and patchy rain. a reminder of our top story... failed by the system. hundreds of children who were sexually abused while in care in nottinghamshire were let down by local authorities, according to an inquiry. that's all from the bbc news at one,
so it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one, we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. good afternoon. it is 1:30pm and here is your latest sports news. adam peaty has re—iterated calls for swimming's governing body to do more to tackle doping in the sport. he won three gold medals at the world aquatic championships in south korea last week, a competition which saw two swimmers warned for protests against the chinese swimmer sun yang. peaty also told will perry that he's now fully focussed on multiple golds at next year's olympic games. i would be very angry if i didn't get a single in the 100 metres and the individual, the relays are more obligated, you have to get everything right and that is more at risk
but that is what we do. we take the risk but we take calculated risks and that is who we are. i love racing and all the training and everything else, the media, you deal with it because if you are not the best that is it. everyone is comparing you to michael phelps, mark foster was saying you are outstanding but not michael phelps. he was multidisciplined, you adjust the breaststroke. how do you deal with those comparisons? very different. just to dominate the breaststroke and to be good at that event, i am happy to dominate that event. that was a gift i have been given. put me in back stroke and i will be ten lengths behind. sun yang made headlines at the world aquatics championships, he has been banned for a doping offence and there is allegations of a new one.
duncan scott refused to take to the podium with him, that started from the australian swimmer. is that a slap in the face to clean athletes? yeah, i think the whole world is fed up with people cheating their way to win and get on that podium. it is embarrassing to see but we need people like duncan scott to take a stand and a protest that we shouldn't have to be taking. why are these people let in a sport and being celebrated in their home country? do you think enough is being done? no, nowhere near. there has been a massive stance with the ban in russia but the olympics is going to be an interesting time to see what happens with that. we will let it develop and see what happens. but we have been saying
this for three years and nothing is happening. who knows what renovations they have for the sport? less than 2a hours to go until the start of the ashes and ben stokes has ramped up the war of words. he says england will go "hard and fast" at australia from the first ball at edgbaston. they've had their final training session in birmingham this morning, and stokes also says he might need sleeping pills tonight to deal with the anticipation of the first test. australia are the holders, but england have won 5 out of the last 8 series. mauricio pochettino says he is "not in charge" of transfers at tottenham and believes hisjob title should be changed from manager to coach. spurs broke their transfer record to sign lyon midfielder tanguy ndombele earlier this month theirfirst signing in 18 months. pochettino says he knows nothing about the situations of his players, and that anything contractual is dealt with by chairman daniel levy. there was a huge fight in baseball last night. this was a reaction to
some heckling and a mass brawl between the two sides which lasted for five minutes. between the two sides which lasted forfive minutes. garrett said he let the emotions get the better of him. five reds players were ejected from the game. it was mostly handbags, wasn't it? i will have more support in the next hour. a report says nottinghamshire county council and nottingham city council failed to tackle the abuse of children in their care — despite evidence stretching back 30 years. the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse says at least 350 individuals were affected between the 1960s and 1990s. the secretary to the inquiry, john o'brien, described some of the failings the report had identified.
with a long period of time both nottingham city council and county council have wilfully inadequate procedures in place. both in foster ca re procedures in place. both in foster care and social care. some examples as there was little supervision of staff, there was a framework but there was no one checking that staff we re there was no one checking that staff were adequately trained in how to operate that. no one checking they we re operate that. no one checking they were carrying out their duties properly and patchy and poor reporting of suspected or actual abuse. when that abuse was reported senior abuse. when that abuse was reported senior managers abuse. when that abuse was reported senior managers seemed to take little action at all. we need to remember that was happening in the context of a very long period of
time. this was not down to one individual or one establishment within the area of the two authorities. this is generic across all of those yea rs this is generic across all of those years and all of those establishments that the council operated. the net result is that in this investigation contains the biggest number of complaints of any enquiry. our correspondent in nottingham, jeremy ball, said it was a damning report. the enquiry heard evidence from 350 people who said they had been victims of abuse in nottinghamshire ca re victims of abuse in nottinghamshire care system. that is probably the tip of the iceberg and they have received more complaints on this investigation than any other part of the enquiry and this goes back
to children's homes at several. foster care as well, at one home they said there was a culture of abuse, children were ignored, they said there was a culture of foster carers being believed over children which allowed this abuse to continue. they are particularly critical of the response of the city and county councils and say children in their care were failed, they are still actually concerned despite the apologies and the fact the councils have said things have changed massively, they are still concerned lessons have not been learned and what is happening in the foster care system. they have made some recommendations for new safeguards. we will have more on that story after two o'clock. fresh talks between british airways and pilots are set to go ahead in an attempt to avoid strike action over a pay dispute after the airline lost a legal challenge. it is part of a pay dispute in the talks this afternoon came after an
airline lost the legal challenge this morning. the airline will meet with the british airline pilots' association this afternoon to continue negotiations after the court of appeal refused to grant an injunction to block industrial action. our transport correspondent tom burridge has been at the court of appeal today. i think if someone has a flight with british airways in a couple of weeks they will naturally be concerned. my advice is not to panic quite yet. the union, balpa, representing the pilots have to give at least two weeks' notice but they could wait longer so we'll have to see and talks are going to kick off again at 3pm between british airways and the pilots union to try and flesh out a deal. i think after this latest court decision, the ball remains in the court of the pilots. you would imagine british airways will have to come up with some form of compromise to avert a strike from going ahead. i'll bring in brian from the pilots union involved
with the case and the ballot. you don't want this strike to go ahead, let's deal with the dispute at its core. pilots have been offered an 11.5% pay rise, most people think that is pretty good. why not accept the deal? it is not worth 11.5%, it is worth considerably less than that and the point is british airways pilots have said in a massive ballot result that it is not good enough for them. 93% of them have said they are prepared to go on strike action to get a better deal. we have been trying to engage with british airways to negotiate a way through that and unfortunately spent the last two weeks in legal proceedings, the second judgment today has vindicated our industrial action ballot result and we have one
—— w011 on the technical argument that british airways tried to establish. i am pleased with the court decision today. you are saying this proposed pay rise is not good enough because iag made a whopping pre—tax profit, we want our pilots want a bigger slice of the cake. the argument the pilots have is not one based greed or anything, it is wanting a fair share of the profitability of the company they contribute so much to. british airways made nearly £2 billion profit and pilots are simply saying we want a share of that through a bonus scheme and that is a good way to approach this because if it doesn't make a profit pilots do not get much and if it does then they do. you have not named a strike date, you can now after that court decision. talk is you can wait months so it would be in everyone's interest, passengers, yourselves, british airways not to go ahead with a strike in the summer.
this is exactly why we have not set a date and we keep telling everybody until we do there is no threat of disruption. today we have had clearance from the court that we could go ahead and set a date, we are still not going to because we want to engage in constructive negotiations with acas. on the back of the judgment today i have said to british airways we should get back round the table with acas and they have agreed and we are meeting this afternoon at 3. thank you. talks beginning at 3pm, they have a couple of weeks at least to come up with a deal but it is worth bearing in mind british airways on a busy summer day can fly 145,000 passengers in a single day so if there were to be a strike the disruption would be significant. british airways can mitigate that with planes and crews from other airlines but watch this space for now, talks beginning at 3pm.
we will keep an eye on those talks as they get under way this afternoon. we will keep you up—to—date with any developments on that potential summer strike. president trump has been keen to show his support for britain leaving the european union. his former strategist steve bannon is also watching politics here in the uk very closely. our north america editorjohn sopel caught up with him at a conference on the border with mexico, to get his thoughts on brexit and our new prime minister. when theresa may and the team came over early in the administration, they looked at brexit as an obstacle to be overcome, not an opportunity to be grabbed. you can tell that, i think, right away. if you look at 16, brexit and the trump election are inextricably linked. here we are two and half, three years later with brexit and you are still not out and now you have a hard deadline on october 31st. it was inevitable somebody like boris would come to the forefront and become prime minister and now, it is still
an open question, the 31st, you are burning daylight and the eu has dug in in brussels. "you have got to go and we are not going to back off and give you an inch." the british people have not seen even the beginning of the turmoil, i think the beginning of turmoil is about to start. with a hard brexit? i have said from the beginning that a no—deal hard out is the way to go. there is a civil service, the bureaucracy in london, are they prepared to do that? i don't think so. in my belief, you ain't seen nothing yet. you are going into what we call in football the red zone, where it will be tough and choppy and true leadership will come to the forefront. how much are you still in touch with boris johnson about this? not much, he is prime minister, he is doing his thing. i stay in touch with nigel quite a bit. nigel was just over here last week. nigel farage? nigel farage.
boris has done an obviously terrific job in running for the leadership of the tory party, he laid out his case, but now you have got to deliver. everybody in the united kingdom, all the voters, even people who are remain people are saying that october the 31st is a hard date and we will see what happens. i have got to tell you, if you are not out, i think it really fundamentally changes british politics. the european parliamentary elections, you could see that, where the brexit party came out of nowhere. people got to remember nigel farage is the only individual in political history in england that has won two elections with entities he created himself. do you think there should be some kind of alliance formed between nigel farage and boris or do you think there is a de facto alliance? i think it would be a natural alliance to put forward a programme. we will have to see if it comes up or not. boris is a very savvy guy and he has thought about this for a long time, he has written books
about churchill and leadership. to clear something up, after he resigned from the cabinet over theresa may's deal, you said, "i have been talking to him all weekend about this speech." we willjust go with what boris says. steve done in —— steve bannon. in a moment we'll have all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc news... hundreds of children who were sexually abused while in care in nottinghamshire were failed by local authorities — a report finds. strikes at british airways this summer move a step closer — after the airline lost its legal attempt to stop them. the prime minister is in northern ireland for talks with all the main political parties — and promises to try to help restore the power—sharing government. in the business new:
car production here in the uk fell by more than a fifth in the first half of the year. the society of motor manufacturers and traders blames falling demand in key markets and fears over a no—deal brexit. it says that inward investment into the sector "effectively stopped". consumer confidence improved injuly, according to new data which showed that britons are feeling more optimistic about their finances. the economists at gfk warned however that optimism would be tested as we approach the october 31st deadline for the uk to leave the eu. profits at lloyds banking group have taken a hit from a last—minute rush of ppi claims. pre—tax profits fell 7% in the six months to the end ofjune. lloyds says it's receiving 190,000 ppi requests every week although only one in 10 results ina claim. it's setting aside an extra 550 million pounds to cover the cost of outstanding compensation. first though to a huge
fine on the bookmaker... ladbrokes coral for failing to protect vulnerable customers. it will have to pay £5.9 million after the gambling commission found it did not enforce safeguards for people with gambling problems; and also forfailures in its anti—money laundering measures. in one instance, a customer was prevented from making deposits into their gambling account on 460 separate occasions but they were still able to lose £98,000 over a two and a half year period. ladbrokes coral‘s owner — gvc says it acknowledges and regrets the failures and says its systems have now been brought up to standard. joining us now is adam bradford, co—founder safer online gambling group. thanks forjoining us, what went wrong here because we had systems preventing problem gamblers from betting some of the time but not all
of the time? i think this stems back toa of the time? i think this stems back to a not good enough regulation from the government. there are anti—money—laundering regulations in place and software that companies can use to track risky behaviour and dubious patterns of play online. in this instance, that did not work properly but if we had a stronger regulator that could help and support gambling companies to impairment these properly, we might not be in this position. you are criticising the regulator and here we are aware that a penalty being given. how is it not working?m we are aware that a penalty being given. how is it not working? it is not strong enough and i do not think a fine is a proper penalty. damage has been done and gvc admitted that and said it is changing things. what isa and said it is changing things. what is a tiny financial penalty going to
do for a gambling industry that turns over billions? not much. we need stronger action from the regulator who make stronger checks across all gambling transactions as across all gambling transactions as a minimum, not something to do when you think there is a problem. a minimum, not something to do when you think there is a problemm a minimum, not something to do when you think there is a problem. it is too loose. most regulators will tell you sometimes it is the threat of new rules which triggers an industry to make changes and we have seen that recently. but makers have signed up to a new code covering a number of things including restricting advertising. to get a sense the industry itself is adapting and getting its house in order? i think industry want to be on the front foot. we had the tragedy of betting terminals which the government came down heavily on and do not think the industry want to be on that position again. i think there's a lot they can do to get ahead of regulation. it seems like gvc is trying to do that but i
hope the rest of the industry takes a lesson from this and does not end up a lesson from this and does not end up with the bad headlines like they are today. thank you very much for joining us. let's get more on those car production figures published this morning showing that fell fell by more than a fifth in the first half of the year. earlier we spoke to emma butcher, from the spokesperson at the society of motor manufacturers and traders. it is a worrying time for the industry. production is down for the 13th consecutive month and investment has stalled in the first half of the year and money has to be diverted into planning for a no—deal brexit that could be better spent elsewhere so it's a worrying time. yes, the industry thrives on frictionless trade with the eu and that means parts coming into production lines. we cannot have any delay. we calculated that a minute of delay
at the border would cost the industry £50,000. it is a very big concern. a few more business stories in brief now: the slow moving property market is discouraging older home owners from selling their family homes and downsizing, so says a report by nationwide building society. it means that 54% of owner occupied homes are under—occupied, with two or more bedrooms to spare. the former boss of audi — rupert stadler — has been charged with false certification and criminal advertising over the emissions testing scandal. prosecutors in munich have been investigating how it happened that devices designed to cheat emissions tests were fitted to cars by volkswagen and its subsidiary audi. and apple has reversed its recent trend of falling sales. while income from iphones fell over its third quarter,
overall sales rose 1% to reach 44.3 billion pounds over that three month period. let's have a look at the markets. it is worth pointing out lots of investors are holding off on making decisions today ahead of an investment later by the us central bank, the federal reserve. it is expected to cut the cost of borrowing in the world's biggest economy. the ftse100 is declining again, just over one half of 1% and is retreating from gains it made this monday when sterling began its fall. it means investors get excited when sterling falls because profit generated overseas starts looking bigger. lloyds are having to set aside more money to cover the cost of ppi payments and shares are down by four and of ppi payments and shares are down byfourand a of ppi payments and shares are down by four and a quarter percent.
international airlines group, dba, despite the fact they have lost that legal bid to stop the strike action by their pilots, investors are not fussed. it is up byjust over 3% today. the latest sterling prices not budged on its recent low. that's all the business news. now it's time for a look at the weather with darren. after all the flooding we had in north yorkshire we have seen some more rain and it is focused on much of northern england. there may be some further localised flooding as well. further south the showers are fewer, they wind is gusty, not as strong as yesterday. the same area of low pressure that brought all that torrential rain yesterday is still sitting very close to northern england and that is where we have the focus of showers or longer spells of rain. you can see that on the earlier radar picture, the extent of those downpours. not as widespread as yesterday. we will see showers coming into wales, perhaps the midlands, east anglia, southern england but not too many.
for scotland, the western side of scotland, showers could be heavy and thundery, again the risk of localised flooding. in the south—east it will be warmest, 2a, but 18—20 more typical. quite wet weather again for much of northern england, including lincolnshire. overnight it turns drier and we will see showers becoming fewer and lighter. most places turning dry. quite a mild night, temperatures "411. it is turning drier because the low pressure is drifting to the north sea. most places on thursday will start with sunshine. a few showerrs across parts of northern scotland initially and maybe to the north sea coast where it is a bit windy on thursday. as we build temperatures through the day, we build up cloud and introduce a couple of showers. not as many as today, most places will be dry and temperatures a shade higher and feeling a little bit warmer as the winds are lighter.
on friday, a lot of places starting dry, we build up some cloud and some showers perhaps across eastern parts of england and down the south—west along southern counties of england but they should be lighter. it is turning drier on friday and the temperatures continue to rise a degree or so. into the weekend, another area of low pressure that is sticking out to the west. it will push these weather fronts our way in from the atlantic. the start of the weekend, most places will be dry with warm spells of sunshine, temperatures on sunday could be the mid 20s in the south—east but the north and west are seeing more cloud and some patchy rain.
hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy. today at two: lessons haven't been learned — a damning report into the abuse of hundreds of children while they were in residential and foster care run by nottinghamshire councils. i had very bad anger issues, obviously because of what happened to me, i didn't trust anyone at all, which led to me get into trouble, self—destruct. a threat of turbulence ahead for summer holiday—makers, as british airways resumes talks with its pilots over proposed strike action. the prime minister has urged political parties in northern ireland to step up their efforts to restore power—sharing during a visit to belfast. bridges collapse and homes are inundated as flash flooding hits part of north yorkshire, after almost a month's rain fell in four hours. the road was basically a river, and