we have a very fun time, we just prepare sandwiches, flasks, and our neighbours further down the road bring us some ice creams. charlie gally is the only taxi driver on the island. it is your very own black cab! yes, it's a bit unusual. he hasn't seen any election campaigning when driving around the single—track roads. how do you feel about that, do you feel left out? no, quite the opposite. i feel quite happy about that. i think the people that come to your doorjust make a pest of themselves. you have already made up your mind what you're going to do. you don't need somebody coming knocking on your door and taking up the time of your day. there is power here at the local level. it is 20 years since the people bought out the island, taking control of the land. so how close do they feel to the parliaments where national power resides? edinburgh feels a long way away and westminster even more so. because of the community buyout 20 years ago, we feel a lot more conscious that people can affect change and the democratic process can work.
and so i think people here are more politically engaged. while it can feel very distant here from the frenzy of the campaign on parts of the mainland, islanders are determined to make sure their voice is heard when it comes to this election. lorna gordon, bbc news, on the isle of eigg. our political —— assistant political editor norman smith is in westminster. how do you sum up this election campaign? how often they we re election campaign? how often they were people say, doesn't matter who you vote for, they are all the same, doesn't make any difference, and genuinely, you can't say that this time. i cannot remember when there has been such a stark choice and such profound challenges facing this country, not just in such profound challenges facing this country, notjust in terms of brexit
but also the renewed terrorist threat with those two atrocities in the middle of the campaign. theresa may banking everything on brexit and her ability to deliver that good deal which she says will mean a more prosperous and contented britain. failure to achieve that, she warns, and the consequences for future generations will be dire. jeremy corbyn sketching out the different vision not to the other parties but other labour leaders, suggesting a future where there is a much bigger role for the state, nationalising some utilities, pouring billions into the economy, reversing austerity. it is an election of profound choices where there are many, profound choices where there are any profound choices where there are many, many unanswered questions that voters, still as they go to the polls, probably will not know the a nswe i’s polls, probably will not know the a nswers to. polls, probably will not know the answers to. let's have a look at the weather with louise lear. more rain? the irony. this time last week i was
telling you how dry it had been across parts of south—east scotland. one week later and parts of edinburgh had 84 millimetres of rain. that is well over the month average, injust 48 hours. the rain was relentless throughout the night. some of it quite heavy. it has started easing through the morning and it is an improving picture. it was a miserable morning for many with grey skies across parts of aberdeenshire and lots of heavy rain, but we are seeing some in sunshine coming through. the breeze coming from the north—west, a pressure beel on exposed coasts, dry and predominantly sunni with the rain clinging on in the northern isles. not bad in scotland than through northern ireland. in northern england, drive and some sunshine and we should get some warmth into the south east at around 20 celsius. the cloud and rain gathering down into the south west of cornwall and south—west wales.
the wind strengthening and the heaviest rain will always be out to the west. pushing its way steadily northwards through the night. some rainfall of us bother far north of scotland. tomorrow it is heading towards the south west and west wales. we could see as much as 80 millimetres of rain, but generally we will see between 15—30 millimetres of rain out of the west. maybe the south—eastern corner staying dry, cloudy with the odd shower then the rain pushing into northern ireland, southern scotland and northern england by the end of the day. top temperatures around 21 celsius, if we get some sunshine in the south east. that area of low pressure will bring heavy rain to the north of scotland through the night. then almost a repeat performance... and more of a
straightforward day on friday, with sunny spells and scattered showers. highs of 22 celsius. enter the weekend, don't expect it to remain very supple. there will be some sun but also at times, some rain. —— very settled. if it is sunshine and heat you're after, this is where you should be at the weekend. look at the mediterranean, the mid—30s possible on sunday. so close, but so far away! i am not even going to look. that's it from us. now, the bbc news teams where you are. goodbye. time now for the latest from the bbc sports centre. defending champion novak djokovic is out of the french open after losing to dominic thiem in straight sets in the quarterfinals. the austrian had never beaten djokovic. in fact the last time they played,
just three weeks ago, thiem could only win one game. but here he played the match of his life, showing why he's one of the most exciting young talents in the game, taking the third set to love as djokovic virtually gave up. and next he'll face the nine—time champion rafael nadal, who went through to the semi—finals when his fellow—spaniard pablo carreno busta was forced to retire through injury in the second set. andy murray plays kei nishikori at about three o'clock. head coach warren gatland says a "moment of magic" cost the british and irish lions a first defeat of their tour of new zealand. the tour schedule has been evident, a narrow a narrow win in their first match, followed by a 22—16 loss their second against the auckland blues this morning. our sports correspondent katie gornall reports. in rugby, the haka is reserved for the all blacks but for their special
guests the auckland blues lay down the challenge. one of the weaker sides in new zealand's super rugby, they still boast eight all blacks. after underwhelming and the first match, the lions were first improved. cj stanger muscled through. or when snatched a fortu nate through. or when snatched a fortunate half—time lead with sonny boy williams racing through to put his side 12 benat. after losing liam williams to the sin bin, warren gatland track—side worked hard to regain the lead, but the blues were waiting for the right moment to pounds and with minutes left west when charging for the line with a perfect sucker punch. the lions had one last chance to roll the dice but could not take it. there are still plenty of time to improve, but they know that this is a match that they ought to have one. johnnie peacock is one of ten gold medal winners from last year's paralympic games included
in the 49—strong british team for next month's world para athletics championships in london. peacock‘s most recently win came in manchester two weeks ago, in the 100 metres at the great city games. his performance in rio was one of the iconic moments. among the other champions from included in the 49—strong team are richard whitehead, hannah cockroft and kadeena cox. olympic gold medallists jack laugher and chris mears are in a i2—strong british team for the world diving championships in budapest next month. the pair missed the british championships through injury but as well as the olympic 3m springboard title in rio, they've won three world series medals this year. tom daley and dan goodfellow will again team up. great britain won their first race in the america's cup semi—finals in the most dramatic of circumstances. after going 3—0 down to new zealand, sir ben ainslie's team finally registered when their opponents capsized at the start of race four. luckily, all of the crew members were ok. our first thought was for the safety of the sailors on the boat. having looked at the footage since it is
clear it is just a slight misjudgement which lifted the boat out of the water too much and it went into an aggressive pitch. nobody is passing criticism because these boats are so tough to sail and it could happen to anyone. the most important thing is that the crew are safe. i'm sure that they will come back and the fight continues. that is all the sport. more on those stories on the bbc sport website, including the champions trophy in cricket. police are hunting three women after reports that a nursery worker was slashed in east london. london ambulance says it was called to hermon hill near wanstead and found a woman, aged in her 30s, with a slash wound. her injuries are not life—threatening. the three suspects fled the scene.
no arrests have been made. the met police's counter terrorism command has been made aware of the incident, but is not investigating at this time. party leaders across the uk are out in force on the last day of the campaign for the general election. theresa may started the day in southampton. she's also travelled to norfolk. the prime minister has been saying that only a conservative government can deliver brexit, and that they have a plan. cani can ijust can i just point can ijust point out that i give a speech back injanuary can ijust point out that i give a speech back in january where can ijust point out that i give a speech back injanuary where i set out negotiating objectives for brexit. we have repeated those. we have set those out clearly in the ma nifesto. have set those out clearly in the manifesto. and the article 50 letter to recurring the start of negotiations, i set out clearly objectives that we have got. a comprehensive free trade agreement, and the special partnership with the eu infuture, and the special partnership with the eu in future, we believe that it is right that it remained strong and we continue to cooperate on security and defence matters and we have 12 objectives i have set out for the brexit negotiations. i have been
very clear what our plan for brexit is. jeremy corbyn has had seven plans and nine months. going into those negotiations, you need to know what you want and how you're going to go about it, and we did. jeremy corbyn has also been out campaigning, starting the day in glasgow before moving to runcorn in chesire. the labour leader has made he nhs the parties main talking point of the final day of campaigning. never before has there been a clearer choice in british politics about which way we go. five more yea rs of about which way we go. five more years of a tory government will mean five more years of custody nhs, five more yea rs five more years of custody nhs, five more years of increased waiting lists and waiting times, —— custody nhs. five more years of people waiting for social care. five more
yea rs of waiting for social care. five more years of austerity and cuts to the vast majority of the people of this country. our national health service, i think, country. our national health service, ithink, is country. our national health service, i think, is the most precious and civilised thing that we have in this country. cheering health care free at the point of use by everybody. something very special about that. under these tories it has been underfunded, it has been privatised, the staff offered a pay freeze and in reality a i4% pay cut over the past seven years. you know the reality of it, i know the reality of it. ukip are campaigning in great yarmouth on the final day of the election. some of their main policies include completing the brexit process by 2019 without paying a divorce bill and cutting net migration, operating a one in one out policy. the ukip immigration spokesperson john bickley laid out how the party —— leader paul nuttall said that the
party would protect the will of the people. the future for ukip is very bright indeed. we are talking about the things that the other party is hamstrung by political correctness will not. and we have still got to be the guard dogs of the brexit that we voted for, actually. the green party's main manifesto pledges include holding a second referendum on the terms of the brexit deal — with the option of staying in the eu — and a move to a four—day working week. the party's co—leader, jonathan bartley, was asked earlier on bbc breakfast why voters should vote for them over the labour party, who have some similar manifesto pledges. in 2015 we got more votes than in all the previous general election is put together and we have shifted the labour party in a different direction but they are still not making the right choices, there is no commitment to proportional representation, we cannot tackle air pollution and expand roads and airports. there is no commitment to the big ideas such as the basic income, reform of the welfare state, looking at how we change voting
patterns. it is only the green party who are saying that we have got this wave of automation coming in and how we tackle those job losses. we're not going to waste £110 billion renewing trident, which labour says it probably would never use. what a ridiculous thing, it is hms pointless. goldthorpe in barnsley is still recovering from the miners' strike of the 80s. it's a traditional labour heartland that saw pits close all around it — driving huge unemployment that is still an issue today. ukip have come second in this constituency before — but with no candidate this time where will their votes end up? james vincent reports. goldthorpe still bears the scars of the miners strike but across the road on the old pit, progress and houses are being made and there is a feeling that life is getting better, here. when it comes to elections, down at the reform club, they have seen it all before and they are not impressed. when they say things, do
you trust what they are saying? now. it isjust words. you trust what they are saying? now. it is just words. that is you trust what they are saying? now. it isjust words. that is all that is. what goldthorpe has been through, it doesn't matter a post whether you are conservative or labour. we have been here. as low as we can get. we are stuck between a rock and a hard place. you got conservatives on one side that are going to sell is down the river with the nhs, brexit and everything. you've gotjeremy the nhs, brexit and everything. you've got jeremy corbyn the nhs, brexit and everything. you've gotjeremy corbyn is going to bankrupt the country. you can't win. in this part of the world are only three party standing, the labour party, the conservatives and the lib dems. but there was no purple ball in snooker and no ukip candidate in this part of the world. last time they polled 10,000 votes in this constituency. where will those votes go this time around? did anyone read ukip +? go this time around? did anyone read ukip +7 what go this time around? did anyone read ukip +? what are you thinking, now, then? —— anyone vote ukip last time.
if then? —— anyone vote ukip last time. huhp then? —— anyone vote ukip last time. if ukip were still standing i would probably still have voted ukip. we are in such a high labour area that evenif are in such a high labour area that even if anyone did want to vote for any other party it would be a wasted vote, really. that is why a lot of young people don't even vote. you are not tempted by the conservatives are not tempted by the conservatives are making a play for ukip voters?” have been a labour man, all my life. only the ukip idea of coming out of europe tempted me from that. only the ukip idea of coming out of europe tempted me from thatm only the ukip idea of coming out of europe tempted me from that. it is a big thing to admit. we had ten pits going within ten miles of goldthorpe. at a stroke, thousands ofjobs gone, goldthorpe. at a stroke, thousands of jobs gone, communities goldthorpe. at a stroke, thousands ofjobs gone, communities lost their heart and soul. and that took a lot of forgetting about. people feel that hatred for the conservatives. we could never vote conservative.
past history is important there are concerns for the future, employment is still a problem and goldthorpe faces the ultimate irony with the village jobcentre faces the ultimate irony with the villagejobcentre being faces the ultimate irony with the village jobcentre being due faces the ultimate irony with the villagejobcentre being due to close. goldthorpe is in the constituency of wentworth and dearne where three candidates are standing for election. they arejohn healey for labour, steven jackson for the conservatives and janice middleton for the liberal democrats. ina in a moment the summary of the business news but first, the headlines. political leaders make a final bid to woo voters on the last day of campaigning before the general election. police searching for the body of french national zaria thomas missing since the london bridge attack have recovered a body from the thames. there are more police raids in connection with the investigation into the attack. a 30—year—old man has been arrested in east london. in the business news
this afternoon, house price rises are slowing down. that is according to the uk's biggest mortgage lender, halifax. it says prices rose 32% over the year, down from a 10% increase last year. —— 3.2%. cather, which imports most of its food and water, is said to be talking to iran and turkey to secure supplies after the united arab emirates and saudi arabia cut trade and diplomatic ties. and uber has sacked staff relating to issues around bullying and the company culture. the cyber threat to uk business is significant
and growing. that is the official assessment by the national cyber security centre. it says that the country was hit by 188 high—level attacks in just three country was hit by 188 high—level attacks injust three months. the recent run some were sold to the nhs is one example. but we have a severe shortage of workers whose job it is to make it systems resilient. company say that they cannot find people with the right skills. i'm joined by the editor of info security magazine. 188 high—level attacks, and presumably countless more low—level attacks. what is the biggest issue for uk businesses try to protect themselves? the biggest issueis to protect themselves? the biggest issue is the catastrophic scale back we are facing as an industry with 1.8 million experts that the currently need and we don't have. we are trying to make the industry more diverse, bringing in more women and
more people from different backgrounds who can hopefully alleviate some of that stress. what is the issue? do we have people with the skills who don't want those jobs older people just not have the skills? do we need to teach more coding in schools? it is a bit of both. we need to start earlier. there are some brilliant initiatives in schools, but that is a long—term solution. the problem is happening now. we need to focus on career changers and the people who do have the skills but don't know that this industry is available to them. we need to market the industry in a better way, not using stereotypes would help to encourage people into this industry. this week we have heard the british prime minister calling for areas of the internet to be closed because tech giants had produced a safe space for terrorist ideology. and the major tech giants have defended themselves and said
that they are helping governments. the issue here is one privacy, isn't it? privacy concerns are the obvious problem here, but we are also looking at encryption and opening back tools and products, which isn't just helpful to the government, it is also helpful to cyber criminals and we don't want to make things easierfor and we don't want to make things easier for them. thank you for your time this afternoon. in other business news, the spanish bank banco popular has been rescued from colla pse banco popular has been rescued from collapse by sa ntander. banco popular has been rescued from collapse by santander. it will absorb 5 billion euros losses and 32.1 billion euros of toxic property loa ns. 32.1 billion euros of toxic property loans. the bank struggled after property investment turned sour. australia has recorded its 103rd quarter without recession meaning 26 yea rs of quarter without recession meaning 26 years of uninterrupted growth. the country has benefited from strong
trade ties to china, but there are concerns that the winning streak could be ending because of record low wage growth and high levels of mortgage debt, hitting household incomes. and there are reports that the chinese firm has made an offer for mcvitie. any new owner would have to revive the brand which experts say needs an overhaul, following yea rs of experts say needs an overhaul, following years of dwindling sales. before we go, let's look at the markets. tomorrow is being called triple threat thursday. we have the uk general election, and interest rates call in the eurozone, and the sacking of fbi directorjames comey in the letter states. brent crude prices are down over these issues in qatar with people worried that the
could be issues around saudi arabia and other countries cutting trade ties. i will be keeping an eye on that all afternoon. the post of the children's laureate was created in 1999 to highlight the contribution of children's literature to cultural life. colin paterson was at hull city hall for the announcement this afternoon. previous children's laureate included quentin blake, michael morpurgo and julia donaldson, and the tenth children's laureate, lauren childs, the creator of charley and magazine. clinton was the first children's laureate and he was made lorry at when ijust began my career. so it is incredible for
me to be in this role myself. -- laureate. what we hope to achieve in your two years as laureate? i'd like to talk about children's creativity. and the pressures that are on children to do all kinds of things, but there was not enough time to just stare into space, look out of the window, seeing things, observing things, putting together thoughts and ideas. and also the fact that it comes from everywhere. there are all kinds of things that you can look at, that make a thought, recreation, an idea. so i really would like to look a lot at that. how will you get children to stay out of windows more? that sounds ambitious. by encouraging them to observe things. you know when you have those quiet moments? we don't spend enough time
just looking, seeing things, and the way to become a writer, artist or musician is to have those moments when you just look around you and see these wonderful things. children love taking photographs of things that you find in the street, like on instagram, all little hilarious things that you see going on. it is important, taking pictures like that. i don't think it does stop. i sort of feel everything feeds into creativity and ideas. social media has a great place, great part to play in that. if we could just let go of all of the affirmation, the easiness of it, always needing to be liked. it is different to be a child
now than it was 18 years ago. yes, very different. that is one of the pressures . very different. that is one of the pressures. it is taking the playground out of the playground because it is all around you now, that being liked, approved of, disapproved of, and it is hard to date have a thought, in case somebody doesn't like it. it is a lot to achieve in two years. this is the middle of the laureate, with your name on the back. —— the medal. if you're reading charley and lola before going to bed tonight, you are reading the work of the children's laureate. now the weather with louise. it is a better day than it was yesterday. this time last week we we re was yesterday. this time last week we were talking about how dry it had been across south—eastern scotland. but edinburgh has had 84 millimetres
of rain, well above the entire monthly average. the rain was heavy and persistent through the night. it has improved over the last couple of hours. it started off great, wet and miserable. but we are starting to see some sunshine. it started off like this but into the afternoon, not bad, at all. it will be on the chilly side on north—west coast. that is the direction of the breeze. 13-15dc, the that is the direction of the breeze. 13—15dc, the hive. the same into northern ireland and northern england, as well. lastly driver sunny spells. still on the breezy side but not as bad as yesterday. and we could get highs of 23 celsius, 68 fahrenheit. the wind and rain coming in across the south west of england and wales again, and that will make for a pretty wet evening rush hour. that will continue to move northwards bringing cloud and rain across the country through the night. the exception, the far north
of scotland. the heaviest of the rain tomorrow will be in wales and south—west england. generally speaking, we're looking at around 15-30 speaking, we're looking at around 15—30 millimetres of rain. so, wet, particularly out of the west. heavy showers developing in northern ireland, later. the bulk of the rain sitting across central and southern scotla nd sitting across central and southern scotland by the end of the day. for the saudis, cloudy with the odd spot of rain, but staying dry most of the day. 21 celsius, not out of the question. that low pressure moves away and takes that heavy rain into the far north of scotland. then we have a ridge in the isobars meaning that things quite and down for friday. then the next system comes into the start of the weekend. it is not subtle, the weather story at the moment. friday not looking too bad, sunny spells and scattered showers with highs of 22 celsius while you see some sunshine coming through,
and the wind swings round to a south—westerly direction, but for the weekend, a little bit of everything. remaining unsettled. there will be some sunshine around, but also some rain, some of that heavy, again, from the west. if it is sunshine and heat that you're after, this is where you need to be, europe. temperatures into the mid—30s to the mediterranean. there you go. more from me in half an hour, if you wanted. —— want it. this is bbc news.
the headlines at 2pm. on the last day of campaigning, the conservatives and labour return to their core themes. for theresa may, brexit; forjeremy corbyn, investing in public services. who do you trust to actually have a strong and stable leadership that is going to deliver the best deal for britain in europe? because brexit matters. brexit is the basis of everything else. you've got a choice. five more years of tory cuts, longer waiting lists, underfunded schools in many parts of our country and hope under labour. seven weeks after the snap general election was called — the parties are all making their last big push for votes.