bat first. first runs in test would bet first. first runs in test cricket for tom westley, the first of the debutantes to take an active pa rt of the debutantes to take an active part in this match, and essex player england hope may fit the mould of alistair cook. and there was cook. internally angling and guide link —— died in, went to ninth place to the all—time test scorers in the morning. some progress overhead, lights helped play today, but traditional values in the middle are what england seek. past the pigeons, only one wicket lost in the session. the 50 partnership was greeted in the modern way. time for a look at the weather. i think there was a little bit of rain at the oval. yes, it is latejuly, all we want to do is play cricket and the weather is getting in the way! there will be further showers in the vicinity. the showers are moving from west to
east across the uk. some intense downpours. if you have seen some sunshine today, in eastern scotland, it may be replaced with scenes like this as we go through the afternoon. in eastern scotland, the showers a bit more hit and miss compared with western scotland. the showers are tracking eastwards. after the big clump of showers in northern england, some more scattered showers. some southern coastal parts may avoid them. look at the temperatures, nothing special. the gusty winds make it feel even cooler. as ever, when the sun appears, it is not too bad. southern and eastern parts of the uk overnight become mainly dry. the showers are continuing to northern ireland and north—west scotland. temperatures overnight of around ten to 15 degrees. most of the showers
will be to the north—west of the uk. for the rest of england and wales to begin with, some dry, sunny weather. some outbreaks of rain developing, pushing into wales as the afternoon goes on, some heavy bursts for the wet end of the day and temperatures for many of us know better. for the cricket tomorrow, the threat of rain is more likely later in the day. it depends how long play goes on for. cloud increasing ahead of that. we are watching this weather system, extending some uncertainty about the timing of this. some uncertainty about the northern limit of that rain. for many of us in england and wales, wet evening. this is how the weekend is shaping up, low—pressure very much close by. on saturday, still some showers around a specialist in northern ireland and western scotland. some outbreaks of rain in the far and south—east. in
between the two, some dry weather at times. on sunday, showers again rattling from west to east across the uk. for most of us, temperatures in the teams. the weekend will be on the cool side. breezy showers and some sunshine. that is the last weekend injuly. some sunshine. that is the last weekend in july. bring some sunshine. that is the last weekend injuly. bring on august! it cannot be any worse! thank you. beck terry has tried to reassure business then there will be no cliff edge on migration when the uk believes the eu. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me. built you're watching bbc news. i'm olly foster at the bbc sport centre. the third test is underway at the
oval. england are underway. england won the toss and chose to bat first but lost an early wicket. they have just lost another wicket. here isjoe wilson at the oval. it isa here isjoe wilson at the oval. it is a drizzly lunchtime at the oval and wona is a drizzly lunchtime at the oval and won a lot of captains saw the overcast conditions today i think they would have bowled. joe root decided to bat and he is learning there is no end to the responsibilities of england captain and when keating jennings was out for zero i wonder he was wrestling with decisions. certainly people will be questioning jennings' ongoing place in the england team and they need somebody in the batting order to nail down a position. who knows, it could be tom westley. coming in at three, a difficult situation, he showed a lot of composure. looked aware of his technique, strong on the lakeside in
particular clipping some boundaries there but alastair cook at the other end, essex team—mates, alastair cook guiding and nudging his way forward again. they were still there when the players came off a little early for the lunch break. at this stage of england's development they will ta ke of england's development they will take that as a significant step forward and as we head into the afternoon weather permitting england the only way for now six. south africa will be annoyed and a little frustrated that they didn't make the most of bowling first year so far. since he sensed that he mentioned tom westley, he only added one run after lunch. he has just tom westley, he only added one run after lunch. he hasjust gone tom westley, he only added one run after lunch. he has just gone for 25. at the start of the morning it was poor, and they started the afternoon broadly as well. 64—2 england r. four—time tour de france champion chris froome will ride in this year's vuelta espana in pursuit of a rare double. the 32 year old — who won the tour last sunday —
has finished second in the vuelta three times. only two men have won both tours in the same year, but that was when the spanish race was in april. it starts on august 19th and finishes in madrid on 10th september. froome says to win both races in the same year would be incredible. england and scotland are preparing for their final group games at the women's european championship tonight. both can qualify — scotland will have to beat spain by two goals to have any chance and they also need england to beat portugal. a point will be enough for england to top the group. if they win without conceding a goal, they'll become the first england side — male orfemale — to progress at a major tournament with a 100% record and without letting in a single goal. we want to improve, we want to get better. we've said before we want to be the best team in the world and so far we have had a good performance against scotland, in other areas are better performance against spain, it's about bringing those two together now and improving again and keeping the snowball rolling because we want to go into those knockout stages feeling confident,
feeling that we're a team with momentum and not only will we feel that but the rest of the tournament will feel it as well. everton fans should be out in force tonight to welcome home wayne rooney as he makes his first competitive start since rejoining the club from manchester united. ronaldo koeman‘s side face slovakian side ruzomberok in the first leg of the third qualifying round in the europa league. the manager's already seen the impact rooney has had at the club. what i like is ambition in training and showing to the young people and young lads in the team, experience, explaining things, discussions about football and about positions. i think it is really what i expected. that is all the sport for now. more on the website. allowed to go there
but the england third test against south africa. 66—2 and an play video highlights will pop up there as well. i am highlights will pop up there as well. iam back highlights will pop up there as well. i am back in the next hour. see you then. let's talk more then about a new report ordered by the government looking at the role eu nationals play in the economy as it attempts to draw up a post—brexit immigration policy. the home secretary, amber rudd, said the report she has commissioned from the migration advisory committee would help the government decide what kind of immigration policy was needed after brexit. freedom of movement is the phrase people use about being part of the eu from what we have at the moment. what we have said is we want a new informed evidence—based eu migration policy. we commissioned the mac to deliver on that, an independent group and they will be consulting with business and in the meantime there will be an implementation phase when new eu workers who come
here will need to register their details, but the full new eu immigration policy will be after the mac has reported in the final phase of leaving the eu. you say you want businesses to be sure there won't be a cliff edge and there will be flexibility, what does that look like? is it work permits? we have all those possibilities and the sort of thing we might discuss after the mac has concluded the review, but let me be very clear, what they are doing is gathering the evidence. it will be for the government to set the policy. but we want to hear from businesses and what their views are as we look at this during the next year. on that evidence clearly different industries and different parts of the country want different things. how will you satisfy them all? we will have to look at the evidence to make sure we try and do that. we are leaving the eu and we will be having a new policy but part of what i am announcing today is show that we will make sure it is evidence—based and that we are going to make sure that it works for the whole country.
i am here in scotland today to celebrate the launch of a new type of boat that will help to keep our borders secure. this is going to be a really national consultation so that we look at the different regions and make sure the policy we finally arrive with does support the whole country. on that, the groups of peers and mp5 in the scottish government has said the possibility of a different arrangement for scotland should be left on the table. is it on the table or something you should be considering? we haven't seen evidence for that working in any way but we have absolutely asked the mac to make sure they look at the whole of the country, the whole of the union to see what would work best. does that mean the possibility of a different deal is on the table or hasn't been ruled out? it hasn't been specifically said. but we asked them to look at the different areas of the country. the move by the government is designed to restore public confidence and to help bring reassurance to businesses in the uk. the deputy director general of the confederation of british industry,
josh hardie, said that this was a sensible first step. we have always said that it is really important we have an honest conversation about immigration. you have got businesses who are genuinely concerned about whether they will be able to access the skills, the labour that the uk needs to build roads, rail, grow our industries, staff our hospitals, at the same time you have a genuine public concern about such social impact of immigration. we have to have an honest conversation to thank the middle ground and consensus so we can build a model that works for business and society. but make no mistake this is urgent. this is affecting individual ‘s about who despite good initial offers from the government still unsure whether to ta ke government still unsure whether to take upajob, government still unsure whether to take up a job, whether to stay or put their children into schools. it is affecting businesses who may get planning permission but aren't sure whether to take the planning permission because they don't know
whether they will have the labour to stop it and the future, so we have to move quickly. today marks 50 years since the sexual offences act came into force in england and wales. it meant homosexuality amongst men over 2! was no longer a criminal offence. prime minister theresa may says the conservatives have been "wrong" on gay rights in the past — but can be proud of the role it has played in recent years, despite there being more to do to achieve equality. earlier my colleague ben brown spoke to paul twocock from stonewall — the lgbt equality charity — and to 94—year—old george montague, who fought for an official apology for his gay conviction. our life was made hell and we also need an apology from the police. it is the police who went out of their way to
prosecute and persecute us. and you think they should be an apology for people like oscar wilde going back in time and alan turing? a posthumous apology, alan turing and lord edward montague, sent to prison, never an apology to them. i said to lord edward, he said, oh george, it has been a long time, just leave it, well, i am not going to leave it. paul from stonewall, do you agree there has to be an apology for people like george who have been convicted? absolutely. i think the progress we have made, it is time for the government to recognise what their predecessors did to repress and discriminate against all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people and that will only come with a full apology from the government and the prime minister so we certainly would like to see that. george, when you look at the changes there have been in the last 50 years, gay marriage and so on recently, what do you think of all that? i am the happiest luckiest old gay
guy in the world to have lived so long to see this. do you think there still needs to be more changes? only the apology, that is all we need. what about you, paul, do you think there needs to be more changes? yes, there are lots of things still to be done to achieve real equality so that everyone can be themselves and not feel they are being discriminated against. we have recently published a report that shows still almost half of lgbt young people are bullied at school and that needs to change. the government made an announcement this week that they will consult to reform the gender recognition act so that trans people won't have to go through a demeaning and interest of process to have their gender identity recognised. these are just two of the things that need to change. there are still so many lgbt people that can't be themselves with their family in their wider communities so we need to help them change attitudes which still exist.
speaking of attitudes, the words i was quoting from theresa may the prime minister saying the conservatives and her herself got things wrong in the way she voted on gay issues in parliament for example. absolutely. she is not the only one. many of our politicians have come on a journey to support lgbt rights. we now have one of the most progressive best represented parliaments in the world. and there is a consensus to continue that fight for equality and it is really good that we have the prime minister acknowledging the errors she made in the past and her commitment to make the changes that need to happen in the next five years. george, the fight for equality in this country, but around the world that are still more than 70 countries where homosexuality is a criminal offence. what is happening is very wonderful but there is still a long way to go. africa, even russia. what do you think about that, paul,
this is an international campaign? absolutely. we work with lgbt campaigners like ourselves in many of those countries across the world and we talk to them about how we can support them in their struggles. everyone fighting for the same rights that we have here in the uk. we will do whatever we can to support them. george, your campaign for an apology, i think been talking to senior politicians to try and get that. the leader of the opposition and the leader of the house of commons, i count them as my friends now. i chatted to them for a long time, in his chambers. wonderful. are you confident you will get that apology? i couldn't be more confident but i will wait until they come back. george montague 94 years old marking 50 yea rs george montague 94 years old marking 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in england and wales.
in a moment a summary of the business news this hour, but first the headlines on bbc news: the government asks experts to work out the costs and benefits of eu migrants, more than a year after britain voted to leave the european union. 71 prisoners in england and wales were released by mistake last year — which is the highest number for a decade. wild fires are continuing to burn in parts of southern france as thousands of people are moved from their homes — but the authorities say the situation is improving. after noon, i amjimmy after noon, i am jimmy robertson with the business news. lloyds has set aside another £1 billion to cover the cost of insurance mis—selling and the treatment of mortgage customers. the announcement comes after the banking group posts half—year pre—tax profits of £2.5 billion. more on that in just a moment. uk car production fell by 13.7% injune compared to a year earlier — the third month in a row that output‘s taken a dive.
the society of motor manufacturers and traders said the uk market was cooling in line with forecasts, following a long period of record growth. and coming up later in the programme — london heathrow airport has reported its results for the first six months of 2017. pre—tax profits are up 36% to £102 million with passenger traffic up 3.9% to 37.1 million. but first, lloyds banking group has posted a half—year pre—tax profit of £2.5 billion — that's 4% higher than last year. the results are the first since the government sold its stake in the bank. they also come alongside the announcement that another £1 billion has been set aside to cover the cost of insurance mis—selling including a £700 million top—up —
and £283 million which will be used to repay sue noffke — uk equities fund manager at schroders — explained how the bank was dealing with the ongoing problem of ppi. the taxpayer made a profit, not a large profit but definitely a profit. i think the taxpayer stepped in to rescue and support notjust lloyds bank but definitely the wider british economy at a difficult time. what the sale now does is release the bank from public ownership, returns it to private ownership. and it really enables the management to pursue a strategy unencumbered by any obligations to the taxpayer and the government. as you say the bank is forging ahead with this restructuring programme. it has posted this 4% profit for the first half of the year, but as you say these problems are still ongoing. ppi claims, the total bill at £18 billion,
the largest in the banking sector, they are repaying mortgage holders, also this ongoing issues of hbos reading branch fraud, small business customers affected by that. how do you rank those problems still facing lloyds and how are they going to get through them? many of them are legacy, so particularly ppi, they relate to quite some time ago mis—selling. there is a deadline put in place for august 2019 so there is a hard stop of when people can claim compensation for that mis—selling. so at some point these conduct costs will start to recede and will focus more on the underlying progress, hopefully positive progress, from the bank going forward. back to those results from heathrow. business at heathrow airport keeps
on growing. its revenues in the first six months of the year were 4.196 first six months of the year were 4.1% higher than the same period last year. passenger numbers were up the same amount. so, how are plans going for the new runway? earlier this month hotelier, surinder arora, put forward his alternative plans for the third runway which he said would be £5bn cheaper than heathrow‘s scheme. british airways — heathrow‘s scheme. british airways — heathrow‘s biggest customer — says it likes the scheme. my colleague alice baxter spoke tojohn holldan—kaye, chief operating office at heathrow airport and asked him whether the cheaper plan was possible. it is notjust about having the cheapest project. we have to make sure that works for local communities sustainably and it delivers the long—term economic success for the uk and that is what exactly our plan does and why it was backed by the government and the airports commission and why our shareholders and are getting behind it and getting on and making sure we have the global
connectivity for the uk as a country desperately needs. you are right when it comes to the issue of a third runway, it is notjust about offering the best value for customers. what guarantees can you also make that you're going to limit night flights, pollution and noise? we have already come up with a plan working with the airports commission and having listened to local communities to make sure less people will be impacted by noise than today. we will offer a noise insulation for hundreds of thousands of homes around the airport, notjust in the new flight path but in the existing flight paths as well. and of course we are targeting to have no more cars on the road with expansion, and to back that up we are investing in electric vehicles around the airport, better public transport access, we havejust announced a deal with transport for london which will see more crossrail services coming into the airport and that will be a fantastic service getting people in and out of central london quickly by public transport. in other business stories we've been following... a sharp fall in the shares of the drugmaker astrazeneca. they are down more than 16% after announcing disappointing results. the firm said first—quarter
revenue fell 10%. it also reported a major setback in trials of a new lung cancer drug therapy. another big faller — this time in the us — was the social media platform twitter. its problem is that revenues are not growing and between the first and second quarter of the year the number of people using the site has barely moved — and for a company that has never made a profit, growing user numbers is the one thing that investors need to reassure them. profits at sky tv have taken a tumble — because it's spending more for premier league rights. it's adding more customers, particularly in germany italy and austria. but having to pay an extra £600 million or so more for football rights has given their profits a bit of a dent. pre—tax profit have fallen £27 million to £1.05 billion. big results coming to...
lloyds reported half—year profits of £2.5bn, its biggest in eight years and 4% higher than a year ago. but a bad day for estate agents with countrywide profits collapsing 98% as property deals sour and profits at foxtons tumbling 64%, with a warning of a challenging 2017. more on all the stories later and you can get it on the website full stop more later but all from me from the moment. it's one of the most hated plants in the uk — japanese knotweed. it's almost impossible to kill off and can damage homes and break through brick walls. more than £166 million was spent last year trying to get rid of it. now scientists are carrying out experimental trials in a field in east sussex to try and work out the best way of eradicate it. yvette austin went along to have a look. an unyielding invader
of the plant world. it can push through tarmac, concrete, and even get into your home. japanese knotweed only succumbs to the toughest of treatment, which is why experts are experimenting with more eco—friendly ways of eradicating it. we have laid a membrane horizontally over this mature knotweed to see if it will contain knotweed or stop it growing. we have dug out a piece earlierjust to show you what happens. so this is a piece of rhizome and you can see here all of the pieces that have grown since around may. so you can see it doesn't really contain it, it causes it to spread laterally. that would be your garden and it comes up in my garden. you won't be happy with me. so neighbours are hoping now the land is in the hands of experts, they will eventually see the back of the weed, as its presence can affect the value of properties.
so this is the garden. the knotweed, the knotweed isjust over there, where the hedge is, and it is really encroaching all of the time and getting closer. the worry is, you know, literally the fact that it can damage your property, and once it gets into the garden it can wreak havoc. and just to show how robust the plant is, it even grows in the dark, and it has found its way through the air vent to the light. so have you found the best way to get rid of knotweed? i think we have, it is digging it out, which is the best way. when you dig it out, you may have the odd little bit that comes through, small little pieces like this, which is easy to deal with, either by digging further or chemical treatment. the downside, though, is that digging it out can cost more than twice as much as spraying, but the theory is it is quicker and more effective. let's finish this hour with a luck
that the weather. nick miller asbos. it is good growing weather with the sunshine and showers across the uk. some big downpour is out there but also some pleasant spells of sunshine. the raider picture with the last few hours has seen some heavy showers working through england. the movement is from west to east across the uk so even eastern parts of scotland will stay dry. the chance of a shower this afternoon, the same goes for the east of northern ireland. some places will miss them and stay dry. scattered around northern england is often compared with a heavy downpour as we have seen. more sunny spells. but the rest of england and wales showers moving from west to east on the brisk cool breeze. temperatures helped down. very few places getting
about 20 saturn in. i threat of showers in the vicinity of the cricket at the oval. southern and eastern areas become mainly dry overnight. showers across northern ireland and west england and west scotland. overnight temperatures 10-15. scotland. overnight temperatures 10—15. tomorrow showers most frequent again in the northwest. with the mound, west of scotland and north—west england. but the rest of england and wales quieter in the morning south—west england getting outbreaks of rain late morning and into the afternoon spreading across wales with heavy bursts as well. quite breezy. still from many of us temperatures stuck in the high teens. a few across northern and eastern parts of england getting 21. for the cricket tomorrow after the showers today it looks like an mainly dry story until quite late on when the threat of rain increases. still some uncertainty the speed of the eastern progression of the rain across the rest of england during friday evening and the northern extent of that so it might not move across the whole of northern
england. still something to play for in the detail. on saturday though pressure close to the north—west and this weather front in the first south—east. along the sponsor could be cold and outbreaks of rain for the far south and south—east of england. some uncertainty still so keep watching the forecast. showers we re keep watching the forecast. showers were northern ireland and western scotland. in between the two on saturday something dry until we get to sunday and showers spreading from west to east on a south—westerly wind but against sunny spells in between. but the final weekend of july it is cool, showers around out there will also be some sunny spells at times. perhaps some on sunday —— saturday staying dry and some sunshine and showers on sunday but don't expect it to last too long. here is the forecast for you are or we re here is the forecast for you are or were you going to next weekend available online and through the app. this is bbc news.
i'm simon mccoy. the headlines at 2pm. ministers ask experts to work out the costs and benefits of eu migrants — as the home secretary insists there will be no cliff edge on immigration. we are leaving the eu, we will be having a new policy, but part of what i'm announcing today is to show that we're going to make sure that its evidence —based and that we're going to make sure it works for the whole country. 71 prisoners in england and wales were released by mistake last year — the highest numberfor a decade. wildfires continue to burn in southern france — 6,000 firefighters and troops are now battling the flames. also in the next hour: experts cast doubt on the traditional advice that you should always finish your course of antibiotics. some medics argue that taking them for longer than necessary can increase the risk of developing a resistance to them.