into a station and onto a train. you can imagine, if you can get rid of the gate line in a place like victoria station, there's a massive potential for increasing throughput. so we ran quite an interesting project for them, which they are now installing at their laboratory in salford and the aim is to move it on to the underground so that the system will recognise people and you get rid of the gates and it will allow people to go through without any impediments. now, this is a is a prototype but we have been told that the system will recognise even a pair of glasses. so, let's see if it knows who i am now. look at that, you can see my name come up right there. it could make your life so easy. just walk around, the face is the key to doing everything you want to do in the modern world. and just to double—check, i've tried to fool it with this guy. oh, look at that. it recognises me, but this is very
this is breakfast, with naga munchetty and ben thompson. donald trump's chief of staff quits after days of infighting at the white house. reince preibus had been accused of leaking information to the press. he says he resigned because the president wanted to take a "different direction." good morning. it's saturday the 29th ofjuly. riot officers under attack in east london. fireworks and bottles are thrown during a protest following the death of man who'd been involved in a police chase. the pope and theresa may lead the tributes to charlie gard as his life support is switched off just days before his first birthday. the sport.
a dream of a day, for england's new boy. toby roland—jones takes four south african wickets to put england on top in the third test at the oval. and sarah has the weather. a mixed picture through the weekend. sunshine and lost —— blustery showers. more information in 15 minutes. thank you. good morning. first, our main story. president trump's aide has resigned after days of public infighting at the white house and repeated failures by his administration to fulfil their key election pledges. mr trump has replaced his chief of staff reince priebus, withjohn kelly, a former general who's been in charge of the department of homeland security. one official said he'd been hired with the goal of bringing more discipline to the white house. here's our north america correspondent, peter bowes. another tweet, another resignation,
another day in the trump presidency. reince priebus is the latest senior figure in the white house to leave his job prematurely. the shortest serving chief of staff in history. he is being replaced by a retired four—star general. generaljohn kelly is currently in charge of homeland security. donald trump revealed he was replaced at the end of a tumultuous week in washington. earlier, they travelled together to an event in long island, where donald trump lavished a lot of praise onjohn kelly. john kelly has done an amazing job as secretary of homeland security. incredible. a real star. one of our best. it was when he was heading back to the white house that donald trump tweeted news about the job change. he spoke briefly to reporters. john kelly will do a fantasticjob. reince is a good man. generaljohn kelly will be a star. he is respected by everybody. a great, great american. reince priebus, a good man. there was a time when they seemed so close. ever since the election, the right—hand man, reince priebus, rarely far from
the president's side. but he said after several days of discussions, he wanted to resign. the president wanted to go in a different direction. i support him in that. the president has a right to change directions and hit a reset button. i think it is a good time to do so and he was right to do so. it is something that i think the white house needs. i think it is healthy and i support him in it. asked about an interview in which he was described by the new white house communications chief, anthony scaramucci, as "a paranoid schizophrenic," reince priebus said "he didn't want to get into the mud." next week, a new general is in charge. bbc news. violence has broken out in east london during protests about the death of a man, rashan charles, who was apprehended by police a week ago. bottles and fireworks were thrown at officers in the dalston
area of hackney. the independent police complaints commission is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of the 20—year—old. dan johnson was at the scene last night. a tense night in part of east london. a fleet of police riot vans faces a burning barricade. fireworks and bottles being thrown. hundreds of officers were sent to force people back. move away, the dogs are coming out. after a peaceful protest earlier in the day ended in violence. it is just past midnight and things have started to calm down and many people have moved away and left. there are still quite a lot of police officers here in heavy riot gear. this was sparked by the death of rashan charles, a 20—year—old chased into a shop by police. officers say he tried to swallow something. there was a struggle and he became ill. just over an hour later, rashan charles was declared dead. he's the third young man
to lose his life after being stopped by police in london injust a month. they are angry and they are confused as they are not represented in life itself. they have to carry knives and sell drugs because they are living in fear. why do they have to sell drugs? they are forced into a situation where they don't understand life. they don't want to work for the system. it was concern and anger at the system that last night spilled out onto the streets. police say whatever the frustrations, this is not what the family of rashan charles wanted. dan johnson, bbc news, hackney, london. dan's there this morning. what's the situation like now? we saw the pictures in your report. it is more calm this morning. yes. there has been a big cleanup. these we re there has been a big cleanup. these
were some of the bins wheeled onto the road and set on fire last night. you can see the remains of a mattress that was set on fire in the middle of the road. this is where it was placed right across the street. you can make out the scorch marks on the road. there were broken bottles and debris. that has been cleared up. things are apparently getting back to normal. this was a flashpoint. the focus was on this street in hackney in east london. just over there was the shop where rashan charles was stopped by police la st rashan charles was stopped by police last week. that is where he became ill and was dead when he made it to tell. you can see some of the pictures and candles. —— made it to hospital. later today, pictures and candles. —— made it to hospital. latertoday, his family will appear at the police station, joined by the family of another
young man who died after being stopped by police a few weeks ago in london. that has been the concern. by london. that has been the concern. by the family has appealed for none of these events to turn hostile. —— but the. they are working with the independent police commission which is investigating these deaths. they say they are making progress. they have spoken to witnesses. the family are appealing for things to stay calm while they try to establish exactly what the circumstances were. there was a message put out by the police last night saying there office rs have police last night saying there officers have been subjected to abuse and violence. this is not what the family wanted. a difficult night for the police here. it looks like i'io for the police here. it looks like 110 one was for the police here. it looks like no one was injured. we don't believe anyone was arrested either. 0k, dan,
thank you very much. we will be back with dan a bit later. 11—month—old, charlie gard, has died after his life support was switched off at a hospice. his parents gave up their fight to have his genetic condition treated in america during a high court case earlier this week. charlie's condition grabbed the attention of many around the world, including pope francis. our medical correspondent, fergus walsh, has more. this is charlie gard without breathing or feeding tubes. born apparently healthy, but soon, a devastating genetic condition emerged which causes progressive muscle weakness. by his side throughout have been his parents, connie yates and chris gard. charlie was transferred from intensive care at great ormond street hospital, where he'd spent ten months, to a hospice, where he died earlier today. they'd fought a lengthy battle to keep charlie alive, refusing to accept he had suffered catastrophic brain damage. and they raised funds online for experimental treatment in the united states. great ormond street applied to court to end charlie's life support, and everyjudge backed them.
at the uk supreme court, with charlie's parents sitting behind, the hospital's barrister said his suffering should end. an american doctor offering to treat charlie with this experimental powder had not seen his full medical records and it took six months before he came to london to examine him. finally, on monday, at the high court, charlie's parents abandoned their legal fight to keep him alive, saying that time had run out. our son is an absolute warrior and we could not be prouder of him and we will miss him terribly. his body, heart, and soul may soon be gone, but his spirit will live on for eternity, and he will make a difference to people's lives for years to come. we will make sure of that. all chant: shame on gosh! a private family tragedy was fought out in public. even the location and timing
of charlie's death became a matter of dispute. doctors and nurses at great ormond street, one of the world's most renowned children's hospitals, received abuse and even death threats, which charlie's parents condemned. charlie died a week before his first birthday. his parents said they were sorry they could not save him but would set up a foundation in his name to help other sick children. fergus walsh, bbc news. let's talk about some of the issues the case raised with dominic wilkinson, professor of medical ethics at oxford university. good morning. thank you very much for joining good morning. thank you very much forjoining us on breakfast. our thoughts are with his parents this morning, of course. what many people will have found significant with this case is the battle the parents
had with medical staff and deciding the treatment charlie gard should have had. what are your thoughts? well, these decisions, these very difficult decisions that his parents faced are ones that many parents face. unfortunately, there are serious illnesses that affects children as well as adults. many of them can be treated. but some of them, we reached the limits of what current medical technology can achieve. there are 55 children taken to intensive care units every day in the united kingdom. two of those children will not survive to go home. so, families are very familiar with it. many watching this morning, this weekend, will feel particularly for charlie gard's family, because
they faced the same discussions, the same awful questions about when to say enough is enough. now, those decisions are almost always made together in partnership with families and doctors. occasionally, there are disagreements that cannot be resolved. and, unfortunately, there is a need to be able to resolve those. that is what the court does, and did in this case. do you think a court battle could have been avoided? well, i think it is very difficult to say looking back. i think everyone wishes there was a way to avoid this long and painful protracted and very public dispute. i think it is very important as health professionals, as a system, asa health professionals, as a system, as a community, that we look to avoid a repeat of this situation, to help professionals to communicate better with families, to listen to
their concerns and their crops, to help mediate problems and communication breakdowns. —— their hopes. to fix things in a way that is fast and fair to families, health professionals, and of course, that are focused on the child. you mentioned the number of children admitted and those that don't make it through, when these discussions happen, how much training is given to the doctors such as the ones at great ormond street to be able to deal with this situation and to prepare parents? that's a very good question. there is training available, places like great ormond street, the staff will have undertaken training as part of their in tents in their qualifications. however, i think there is more that
could be done and should be done for all doctors, but perhaps especially those doctors who work at the front line with critically ill children to prepare them and to give them the skills they need to help communicate very difficult, sad and bad news and to listen to parents, to help understand their point of view, to help try and reach agreement in the ca re of help try and reach agreement in the care of children. in this day of social media, where news is often sourced from social media, where opinions are expressed, there is a backlash against the doctors at great ormond street and at one point the parents of charlie gard did say they condemn the violent actions and they condemn the violent actions and the harsh words that were levied at the harsh words that were levied at the doctors. do you think there is a nyway of the doctors. do you think there is anyway of keeping something like this private or even accurate in terms of what is happening in such a
high profile case like this? that's another good question. in many court cases like this the courts make it an order where the identity of the trial and the family and the health professionals should be protected. in this case the family had already been engaged with the media and so the court allowed the child and the family's identity to be released, not the health professionals involved. clearly where cases have got too much public attention there is going to be public discussion and the difficulty is much of that discussion may not be in the knowledge of all of the medical details. i think these are very medically complex and ethically complex discussions, it's very difficult from afar to know what the
right thing is, much as people would feel for the family in this situation, it's very difficult to know without all of the facts. one of the things that the hospital grappled with in this case that other hospitals grapple with is the need to respect the family and the child's confidentiality, but also be able to provide facts so that some of the discussion can be informed by real details rather than incorrect details. the hospital in this case. in some of the court hearings release, public statements of the hospital position, that make for actually very sobering reading and we re very actually very sobering reading and were very helpful and other hospitals might take that on board in the future. dominic wilkinson, professor of medical ethics at oxford university, thank you for your time this morning. a sensitive
subject and of course our thoughts are with chris gard and connie yates, the parents of charlie gard, who died eight few days short of his first birthday. here's sarah with a look at the weather this morning. got a clear skies in many parts of the country to start the day, some sunshine around but things are going to turn damp in some parts of the country later in the day. this is how things look this morning in devon, thank you to our weather watcher for sending devon, thank you to our weather watcherfor sending in devon, thank you to our weather watcher for sending in this devon, thank you to our weather watcherfor sending in this picture. some sunshine in many parts of the country to start the morning but we've also got a weather front sitting through the english channel, that will bring more cloud and rain to southern parts of england in particular later this morning and further north some scattered showers pushing in across northern parts of northern ireland into northern and western scotland. as we go south, some spells of the trunk, the odd shower in parts of northern england and wales but actually many places avoiding these showers this morning.
cloudier skies in the south—west, there is the rain pushing in from there is the rain pushing in from the south, largely dry and bright in the south, largely dry and bright in the midlands in towards east anglia but in the far south—east, a bit more cloud. as the third test continues at the oval, should be dry through this morning but in the afternoon there's the chance of outbreaks of rain and the breeze picking up thanks to this weather front in the south which will push its way northwards. later this morning and into this afternoon, rain in much of southern england heading to the midlands and maybe south wales. to the north of that, still sunny spells but scattered blustery showers on the south—westerly breeze. temperatures today 17 to 22 degrees. pretty much average 01’ today 17 to 22 degrees. pretty much average or a bit below but feeling cooler with the breeze and the outbreaks of rain. into the evening and overnight we will see wet weather spreading across england and wales for a time, slowly clearing to the east during the early hours of sunday and we will continue to see that feed showers into the far north—west. temperatures holding between 13—15 for most of us. what
about tomorrow? not a bad day, still low pressure in charge but we losing this weather front to the east bringing more persistent rain away and then we are back into the same regime we have seen for a few days, sunny spells and scattered, blustery showers and the heaviest most frequent will be in northern and western pa rt frequent will be in northern and western part is, some rumbles of thunder here and then they will drift slowly east through the day tomorrow but the far south—east should stay dry for quite a good pa rt should stay dry for quite a good part of the day. not bad conditions for the cycling event, ride london, a bit ofa for the cycling event, ride london, a bit of a breeze and the chance of a bit of a breeze and the chance of a few showers later. low pressure stays with us as we head into the new working week so on into monday, no great changes, sunny spells and scattered showers once again but most showers will be in the north—west and a hint of things turning drier and brighter at least for a time turning drier and brighter at least fora time in turning drier and brighter at least for a time in the south—east. turning drier and brighter at least for a time in the south-east. thanks very much, sarah. i was looking at the map and along the english channel it looks badat the moment,
we are going to talk about travel for many people and the winds are pretty strong? that's right, it's blustery, not a great day for the varied to france, quite a bit of rain around and blustery. it will clear away so slowly improving with the weather. thanks grown much. interesting we picked up on that because we have simon calder with us, the travel editor for the independent. today is the busiest day for driving in france but it looks like people might have problems getting there to get on the road. in the last few minutes i have been checking p&o ferries, the biggest operator between dover and calais, they have been saying they have delays of four hours partly due to technical problems, and the weather we have been hearing about, the met office has issued a severe gale warning for the dover area, which takes you obviously a cross to calais, so good luck getting there. p&0 calais, so good luck getting there. p&o are saying get to the port and we will put you on the next
available very. you get a freaky or copy on board, though. no point delaying it, get there and they will try to fit people on? -- free tea or coffee. what about the wildfires in france for the people evacuated? they will be lots of families trying to get to calais heading south on the busiest day for motorists. the french authorities warning of extremely difficult habit conditions and when you get to the south of france, we've seen over the past few days these awful wildfires sweeping across the south mostly between toulon and st tropez —— traffic conditions. halfway between marseille and nice. st tropez a busy area right now? yes, heaving with people. all the french people who ta ke people. all the french people who take their holidays injuly people. all the french people who take their holidays in july still finishing their holidays and the french people who take their holidays in august heading down. clearly a lot of damage and disruption and most of the main
transport arteries seem to be ok but they will be local problems and the foreign office is saying to monitor local media and follow the advice of the local authorities. the only airline that is saying if you have something but we will help you and you might be able to change your destination is easyjet, they are saying give us a call if your plans have changed because of the destruction. how easy is it to change your plans if you have booked a hotel? not easy at all but if your campsite has temporarily closed or your hotel isn't functioning then your hotel isn't functioning then you will be able to switch your destination but it's very tricky. we understand the government has lifted its ban on travel to tunisia. that was after lots of terror problems there. are you expecting people to ta ke there. are you expecting people to take confidence in this? let's remind ourselves of the awful sequence remind ourselves of the awful sequence of events, tunisia was the place the arab spring began in 2010 and it appeared to have a peaceful transition but in 2015 in march
there was an attack on a museum outsidejuniors there was an attack on a museum outside juniors and 22 there was an attack on a museum outsidejuniors and 22 people died including 20 tourists. then two years ago on the beach at sousse, 28 people died when a gunman went on the rampage including 30 british holidaymakers — — tune the rampage including 30 british holidaymakers —— tune is. in the wa ke holidaymakers —— tune is. in the wake of that the british government said we are going to move everyone out, there was an airlift, it's been on the no—go list ever since although some people have been going back. 10,000 british people so far this year, your travel insurance until now hasn't been valid and there are package holidays being offered. we've seen spain get particularly busy because of a lack of terror risk so people have been put off going to tunisia and egypt, turkey included as well, and we have seen turkey included as well, and we have seen prices moving accordingly. i've been conducting a poll on social media, 1300 responses, only 8% of people say great, can't wait to get back to tunisia but tellingly perhaps a larger percentage saying
we will see what happens to the prices. there won't be any large—scale package holidays for the re st of large—scale package holidays for the rest of this year, big package holidays will be starting as early as february half term but i think prices, in order to encourage people to go back, will be low to begin with. always good to talk to you to rattle through many destinations. simon calder, travel editor at the independent. —— independent. a charity football match at qpr's loftus road has been announced to support the victims of the grenfell fire and their wider community. it'll feature ex—professionals, celebrities and musicians including mumford and sons frontman marcus mumford. tickets for the game in september, called ‘game four grenfell‘, went on sale yesterday. i've been talking about it to nicholas burton, a grenfell survivor, and also to marcus mumford, who began by telling me about what he saw the night the fire started. i. i, like many people in the area, i live locally and i woke up that wednesday morning and saw the fire
out my window and loads of people ran down and started off at clement james, one of the community centres down there, and i was privileged enough to be in the room to meet some of the survivors and nick was the first of either i met officially. day four or five? the first of either i met officially. day four orfive? at clement james? and then officially. day four orfive? at clementjames? and then once we started listening and being around then we felt like we couldn't leave and there was a lot to be done. so i don't think we listen and not in our culture so a lot of it has just been about listening to people's needs and trying to represent them to people who can make a difference and then also just listen in terms of how we can help ongoing. it's going to bea how we can help ongoing. it's going to be a long process and we're in it for the long haul, but nick's become a friend. yeah, there's positive things. there's a lot to be done but positive things as well. you were on
the 19th floor when the fire took hold in the flower? yeah, my wife andl hold in the flower? yeah, my wife and i were asleep on the 19th floor and i were asleep on the 19th floor and one of our neighbours banged on the door so i went to investigate and there was just a wall of black smoke and my wife wasn't too well so i thought we wouldn't make it down the 38 flights of stairs. so we had to wait for the fire brigade to come and rescue us, which was about two and rescue us, which was about two and a half hours into the fire. one can't imagine what you went through, how is your wife now and your health? i'm much better. my wife's still in hospital but we're getting there, that's the most important thing. of course we wish you well, nicholas, and all of those who were in the tower who are surviving and trying to get on with your lives and marcus, you mentioned it's about talking and making friends and supporting each other. what support is needed now do you think, marcus?
i think that we're really looking forward to supporting children in the wider community because there are concentric circles about this thing, there's survivors of the tower, people that escaped the fire, in the middle of it, and their needs are unique but then of course there's people who lived locally who saw a lot that night that they should never see so they're going to need support ongoing and then beyond that the wider community's been affected, there's kids in schools who knew other kids in the tower who have been hospitalised or lost who need support ongoing as well. there's various ways we can support. nick will be able to speak about the needs of the community better than me but it's about seeing what you can do and then acting on that. nick, please do take up the mantle, what's the community asking for at the moment? well, the community's been absolutely amazing. i came out of hospital and just to see what was going on with everybody, nobody organising them, they just going on with everybody, nobody organising them, theyjust came out
with pure love and just gave. they've been supporting us in all different manners. i mean, even having marcus around and the support that he's given myself and everybody else, it'sjust that he's given myself and everybody else, it's just been that he's given myself and everybody else, it'sjust been fantastic. we need to keep it in focus. there's a lot going on behind the scenes and the support for the families and the wider community is... they still need help. we need time to actually come to terms with what happened and we need time to actually focus on ourselves, time to understand the true philosophy of this. the ripples are all over the country from what happened at grenfell. we wish you well of course, nicholas. but as this football match begins, or is being prepared for september,
september the second. markers, perhaps the idea of that you be our german tony fernandez but it's not just about those supporting qpr, it's happening at loftus road? we're not really allowed to talk about it but he's a chelsea fan and on a wimbledon fan. qpr have been amazing in this process, insisting this isn't about them, this is about the community and it's an opportunity to put something on that people can look forward to. it's not the only thing that's going on, there's loads of really great things going on, the community centres on the ground and the volunteers, places like the mosque and the churches have been amazing and there's lots going on in the response to this tragedy. but this is... and by no means does this event mean we're sweeping anything under the carpet, there's ongoing issues around housing and around justice and around supporting the families who are relieved. there's so families who are relieved. there's so much to be done but this isjust one opportunity for the community to come together and enjoy some foot ball come together and enjoy some football and have the kids doing the
free programme over the summer have something to look forward to at the end of it and it'sjust one example that i think we can help serve the community so we want people to come, we want people to buy tickets and it's going to be a good day out. a lovely pair of men who got together from mumford and a lovely pair of men who got togetherfrom mumford and sons. stay with us. headlines are coming up stay with us. headlines are coming up soon. hello. this is breakfast, with naga munchetty and ben thompson. coming up before seven, we'll get the weather with sarah. but first, a summary of this morning's main news. president trump's aide has resigned after days of public infighting at the white house. mr trump has replaced his chief of staff reince priebus withjohn kelly, a former military general. one official said he'd been hired
with the goal of bringing more discipline to the administration. mr priebus said he still supported the trump administration. this is about the president, it is about moving his agenda forward. i think he made a smart decision with generaljohn kelly and i think he will do a greatjob. i am looking forward to the future. i will always be a donald trump fan. i am part of his team. i look forward to helping him achieve his goals and his agenda for the american people. violence has broken out in east london during protests about the death of a man, rashan charles, who was apprehended by police a week ago. fireworks and bottles were thrown at officers in the dalston area of hackney overnight. the independent police complaints commission is investigating the circumstances surrounding the 20—year—old's death. 11—month—old charlie gard has died after his life—support was switched off at a hospice. his condition grabbed the attention of many around the world, including pope francis.
nearly a quarter of shops are breaking the law, by selling knives to underage people, some as young as 13—years—old. that's according to new figures from the local government association which says some retailers, including two supermarket chains, have been caught out. more than 50 mps have backed calls for urgent improvements to britain's broadband network. the british infrastructure group wants automatic compensation for families who do not get the internet speeds they pay for. ofcom says it's already taking firm and wide—ranging action to protect customers. the bbc‘s longest running medical drama casualty is making history tonight. the entire episode has been filmed on a single camera in real time. it's a first for british tv, and marks the end of the 30th anniversary series. you can watch it tonight at 9:05 on bbc one. there's a baby in there!
this whole episode of casualty was filmed all in one go, so that is one continuous shot with one hand—held camera for a full 48 minutes. filming a storyline with real—time action throws up all manner of problems, so why did they do it? it is the closest the show can get to reflect the nhs in its most raw form. take it easy. don't go through that yourself. it took two weeks of rehearsals for the cast and crew, and eight full—length takes were filmed. it is the last one of those which will make it to air tonight. bbc news. casualty is on bbc one at 9:05 tonight. you can find out how they
got on. imagine if you forgot your line or if someone said i did not record. that is impressive, only eight takes! anyway. talking about those who wait and good things to come. . . talk about taking your chance when it finally comes, toby roland—jones took four south african wickets in his first eight overs in test cricket on a dramatic day at the oval. a brilliant century from ben stokes reached with consecutive sixes, helped england to a first innings total of 353. former captain, alastair cook, also scored 88. and then it was all about toby roland—jones, making his test debut and ripping through the south african batsmen, with a little help from jimmy anderson, stuart broad, and stokes again. at the close, the tourists were in real trouble on 126 for eight wickets. 227 runs behind.
it is very helpful when you have got guys with the experience ofjimmy and stuart. they were calming, guiding me through the opening few overs. it was great. great britain have added a fourth swimming gold, to the their tally at the world aquatics championships in budapest. the men's 200 metres, freestyle relay team, of stephen milne, nick grainger, duncan scott, and james guy, successfully defended, their title, with guy swimming the anchor leg, taking gb from third to first. what a great swim for all of us. for me, the night wasjust about getting back and having a good time with the boys. carl frampton's fight with andres gutierrez is off
after a freak accident lead to the mexican having to withdraw from the contest in belfast. before all that, frampton weighed in one pound over the nine stone limit, meaning the fight wouldn't be, a world title eliminator. then, later in the evening, gutierrez slipped in the shower causing some awful injuries, meaning the fight has been called off. i am disappointed, gutted. it was a freak accident. it is unfortunate. you cannot really write things like this. i was just seeing gutierrez there. there was absolutely no way he could box. physically, i don't think he should be allowed to box, and he isn't. mackerel and dangerous places, can't
they? —— showers can be. rugby league's challenge cup, has reached the semi—final stage, with both matches live on bbc tv this weekend. salford take on wigan tomorrow, but this afternoon, last year's winners, hull fc, face leeds rhinos, at doncaster‘s keepmoat stadium. rhinos won the competition in 2014 and 2015, have won the last eight meetings between the sides. they are capable of being almost unplayable at times. they have a really physical team. if they want to do it, and if they decide to do it, and things go well for them, they can beat the best. but i would say the same about us. england's suffered an agonising defeat, in the wheelchair rugby league world cup final. leading by a couple of points, with just over two minutes remaining, hosts, france, scored to repeat their victory over england in the final four years ago. it looks set to be an intriguing battle for pole position this afternoon when qualifying gets under
way for the hungarian grand prix after red bull's, daniel ricciardo was fastest in practice yesterday. three—time world champion, lewis hamilton, wasn't far off the pace, but his mercedes car didn't look as dominant as it has in recent weeks. fellow briton, jolyon palmer, had a day to forget, though, crashing twice with his f1 future becoming increasingly uncertain. american, christie kerr, leads the women's scottish open after round two by one shot. the world number 1a, who has two major championship wins to her name, hit three birdies and almost one eagle here on the 14th. england's georgia hall is the best place briton. she's level par with a share of seventh on the leaderboard. it's one of the most daring and spectacular sports of all, and this weekend, the top acrobats in the country are in liverpool, for the british rhythmic and acrobatic gymnastic championships. the team are fresh from picking up a gold medal at the world games last week, and i went to the new spelthorne gym in middlesex to find out how what they do is humanly possible.
defying the laws of gravity, in fact, defying all of those thoughts about what is possible for human beings. gymnasts working together with extraordinary courage, balance, and strength. it is like being in a forest of human beings. amazing shapes. acrobatics first came to the uk from russia in 1976 as a way of pushing gymnasts to new extremes. and crucially, allowing them to work together. it is incredible they can hold this form. it is spectacular to watch. it is a combination of acrobatics, dancing, gymnastics, everything, working as a team. it pushes them to the limit. they can push themselves
acrobatically, with dance, mentally, physically. and it teaches them to work together. this club in middlesex has a new club to train in, and they are hoping it will increase their numbers to 3000, from preschool beginners to world champions. it is scary. there is trust involved. you need it for it to work. you are world champions. you make it look difficult. how hard is it? it is not too bad. how long have you been there? a long time. 40 minutes. 40 hours! 20 hours a week practising. it takes a lot of work to get to that standard. you can't do it half—heartedly. you need to concentrate, notjust on the top, but on the bottom.
they have a head start getting to the olympics because they are already included in youth olympics. sorry i was not a more steady support. you are working as a team. you are seeing them bond. it is so much a group being. beginners have to start somewhere no matter what their age is. it is so much fun. even a basic move like the front circle. of course, it is all about trusting your team and your base, especially when it comes to the finale of the platform straightjump! oh, cheers, guys. yeah, sure, laugh. at least the view was good up there.
i got to see all of them moves. how long were you up there? it seemed like forever. someone was standing on your head. much harder than it looked. how hard was that? it hurt my shoulders. i wasn't a good foundation. but it shows how strong they are. it takes years and years of dedication. just quickly, next week, the world athletics championships. the last four a special commentator. —— for. if you're outside and not indoors
today you need to listen to sarah, what's going on? good morning, things not looking too bad today for many parts, some rain in the forecast, especially in the south but sunshine as well. here's the view in devon, not going to stay that way for too long with the cloud rolling in from the south so a weather front sitting through the english channel today so quite blustery winds with some outbreaks of rain and that rain creeping further north as we go through the morning. further north in scotland and northern ireland, some spells of sunshine but also... the further south—east you move across the region it's looking a bit drier but you could catch a few showers in parts of northern england and into wales with some drier, brighter spells in between so quite quiet this morning into the south—west but we have the rain lingering through the isles of scilly and the channel islands creeping northwards but the midlands and east anglia should be largely dry and write this morning
and it should be drier and brighter at the oval as the third test continues but during the afternoon we have the cloud building building outbreaks of rain —— bringing. blustery winds as well so interrupting play at the oval. the band of rain in the south will creep north across all of southern england at times as we head into the afternoon and to the north of that it is the mix of sunnier spells but also some scattered showers, especially for scotland and northern ireland. temperatures around 18 to 22 degrees. during this evening we see the rain in the south moving further northwards, certainly a speu further northwards, certainly a spell of wet weather across all of england and wales for a time tonight. that rain slowly clearing tonight. that rain slowly clearing to the east through the early hours of sunday. temperatures first thing tomorrow down to around 12 to 15 degrees. through the day tomorrow, low pressure still with us, we're getting used to this now. the first area of low pressure clearing to the east and then we have low pressure situated to the north—west and that will draw in westerly or
south—westerly breezes, bringing further scattered heavy showers, could be a thunderstorm in the north and west and those could drift eastwards through the day. most of them avoiding the south—east so relatively decent conditions for ridelondon in surrey and london during the day tomorrow. we hold onto low pressure for the new working week, further scattered showers in the north and west but things looking eventually drier in the south—east. back to you both. when waheed arian was a young boy growing up in afghanistan, he witnessed the suffering and hardship of war he's an emergency medic living in chester and is using virtual reality technology to try to help today's victims of violence in his homeland. he's developed what he calls his tele—medicine system, which allows doctors in war zones to get help and advice from specialists in the west. here's our world affairs editor, john simpson. we hear plenty of depressing stories about afghanistan but this isn't one
of them. quite the opposite in fact. afghanistan has one of the lowest standards of medical care in the world, but doctors often an very highly trained and their equipment is pretty basic. but they can contact doctor waheed arian. an afg ha n contact doctor waheed arian. an afghan who qualified as a doctor in britain and he can give them detailed medical advice using social media. from his home in chester he ta kes media. from his home in chester he takes messages day and night. he calls it tele—medicine. takes messages day and night. he calls it tele-medicine. they don't have to have up to date that they don't have the up—to—date technologies and the cutting edge expertise and they don't have the advanced medical based medicine so need any expertise and advice that is more world—class and it's very useful for them. is more world—class and it's very usefulfor them. i will is more world—class and it's very useful for them. i will take the arrow and place it... now waheed
arian and his team are developing new ways of showing doctors there what to do. it went very well. we discussed a medical case, we solve the problem, it was a live medical case in one of the hospitals in kabul, afghanistan and using augmented reality we discussed it and we managed the problem. asa and we managed the problem. as a boy in the 1980s, waheed had to escape from the russians, who had invaded his country. he and his family were lucky to survive. when civil war flared up in family were lucky to survive. when civil warflared up in afghanistan, his parents sent him on his own to britain. he was 15 and didn't speak much english, yet within four years he was studying medicine at cambridge and he became passionate about helping people in the country of his birth. i've seen so much suffering in my childhood and that suffering in my childhood and that suffering was still very vivid in my memory. i wanted to see if i could
help in anyway alleviate that suffering for the many people in a similar position to mine as a child. waheed doesn't get much time with his family in chester. he's taken leave of absence to develop his tele—medicine ideas, but in order to pay the bills he has to work every weekend as an a&e doctor. yes, he is away a lot and it can be hard and it can be lonely at times when you're on your own and you're seeing all the other families out. but on the other side i know he's doing amazing things for humanity, he's going to be saving thousands of lives, so i look at the positive. we've come a long way injust look at the positive. we've come a long way in just two years and we're helping them places that have no other support and this is so important, lives are at stake and we can help save those lives. waheed arian has survived a lot. helping others in afghanistan to survive is, he says, his therapy. john
simplikevich, bbc news. ——john simplikevich. we will be talking to waheed later in the programme. viewers in the north—west of england can watch the full documentary waheed's wars — saving lives across the world, on monday evening at 7pm on bbc one. it will then be available on the iplayer shortly after. we'll be back with the headlines at 8am, it's time now for the travel show. we are taking a trip through pakistan's biggest city on a bus. this might be a bit crazy along the way. this is a country that some governments say you shouldn't visit as a tourist. pakistan. terror related incidents,
kidnappings and political turmoil have all taken their toll on the country's reputation. and as the country prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary of independence, the travel show‘s benjamin zand packed his backpack and headed for karachi. pakistan is in the news almost constantly but coverage of this area is pretty one—dimensional. if it is not focusing on the taliban, it is about the country's differences with india or cricket. but there is a lot more to it than that. the country is home to over 190 million people and 63% are under 25. many of these are fun loving, forward—thinking individuals who are changing the world. so i am on my way to meat some. karachi is pakistan's most dangerous and notorious city but a security crackdown over the last few years means it has got a lot safer, and for a traveller like myself that means an experience like few others. itjust might be a bit crazy along the way. all right, so i have changed into more suitable clothing
because i want to get a taste of karachi and when you think of a tour you usually think of a friendly tour guide, some foreigners, a casual stroll around the city. but in karachi it is much different. it is done on one of these things. this is the super safari express. in a city linked more with bombs and guns than tourist trips, the super safari seems a safe choice. but this is a unique kind of tour bus, created to change the image of karachi not only locally but also around the world. main aim — to help karachi's population reconnect with their city. and help the rich meet the city's poorest members. in its early days each tour will come with an armed guard, but as the situation has improved, it is nowjust this big, beautiful bus. i love this bus, it's incredible. don't we all? what is the history of it? you see them everywhere in karachi. well, you know, the concept works on the lines of this actually being a representation of the brides of the guys who drive them.
obviously you can climb on the roof and who doesn't want to climb on the roof of a bus? why do you think in a city like karachi it needs something like this? there has been a disconnect between educated classes in karachi and the general population. what we have tried to do is eliminate that disconnect and show everyone that the culture that you have, the history that you have and the city that you live in is for everybody, whether you live in a mansion or you live in a slum. and do you do this because you think karachi is misrepresented and it has a reputation it doesn't deserve? i will just say that there is so much more to karachi than we know. the cityjust has so much depth. it has depth in terms of the people who live here, the cultures that exist, the lifestyles, the architecture, there is just so much to see.
there is something special about this mosque that i have to show you. the tour takes visitors around the city in an attempt to show its diversity. you visit mosques, hindu temples, churches, karachi's version of the big ben and then it is time for food. sorry. i'm going to ruin your tea party. what is this? this guy says traditional pakistani breakfast. yes, a traditional pakistani breakfast is essential. so you get chai and a type of an omelette, essentially most things in pakistan are made spicy, so the same with omelettes. i have noticed. my stomach noticed that a few days ago. you dip some of that in the chai. you actually dip it in the tea? yes. i'm just ruining your tea. i've got soggy pieces of dough in your tea. i kind of want to hear some rap.
so this really could not be more different from the image most people get when they think of pakistan. and finally this week, the last of our films marking ca nada's 150th anniversary. this week we're in manitoba visiting communities that rely on a fragile rail link to the rest of the country. but that line's been closed by damage from storms. its owners say they cannot afford to repair it and the communities may have to take over the railway themselves. oh, my goodness, i can't see the communities surviving without the train. it's been the mode of travel for years.
because it's an isolated community, so you have only got the train or a plane, but usually everyone uses the train. they rely on it, right, because how are you going to get food? it would cost too much for aeroplane charters or helicopters to come in. yes, in the winter, providing you have a good winter season, we can have the winter road from january to march, three months, but that is it. spring and summer, fall, it is by rail. our elders, they all worked on the rail and i was born up north
by the railroad tracks. growing up here i used to go out and go fishing with my grandparents and my grandmother and i would go berry picking and she would cook me rabbit every morning for breakfast. pretty good. we have grandchildren. we enjoy watching them grow up here, it is quiet. it has its challenges, this is where we actually started where ourfamily is, where it actually began. can bears eat ants? yeah. what is that? yellow creek. oh, yes. hello, this is breakfast, with
naga munchetty and ben thompson. donald trump's chief of staff quits after days of infighting at the white house. reince preibus had been accused of leaking information to the press. he says he resigned because the president wanted to take a "different direction". good morning. it's saturday, 29thjuly. also ahead: riot officers under attack in east london. fireworks and bottles are thrown during a protest over the death of man who had been restrained by police. the pope and theresa may lead the tributes to charlie gard as his life support is switched off.