from this very gantry, and in those days, nobody had heard of the internet, although i can vouch for the fact that i did say once upon a time, it's in the net. what do you think made you a great commentator, looking back now? i think you've got to be passionate about it. i also feel you've got to remember as well that it's only part of life, you know. i mean, while people are listening to football matches or commentating on them, there are people going to the theatre, and the cinema, and reading books. i think one or two people tend to forget that. i was going to say it was like being paid for your hobby, that's what people always say to me, but there is a little bit of hard work involved. you know, the preparation and the homework, and watching players and going to see games so that you could do the one that you are doing next a bit better... it was a challenge, but it was a challenge that i always enjoyed. our sports editor dan roan talking to match of the day commentator, john motson. time for a look at the weather, here's chris fawkes. a quick reminder about irma, the
second strongest hurricane on record. it has made two landfalls already, at seven o'clock at barbuda, that i of the storm in the wrong place. since then it has moved north—west, moving across st martin at the moment. this storm will bring catastrophic damage, only hurricane allen has been stronger in terms of sustained winds, they were files mild —— five miles per hour stronger than this brood. the british virgin islands are in danger in the next few hours, some strong winds over quota rico. the bar hamas will —— there is some patches of cloud around, sunny spells going. the cloud is big enough to squeeze some showers out. across north—west england and north and west scotland, away from these areas, you have a small chance of a shower. most areas
stay dry. it feels pressure, if you have been outside. highs at 16—20d for most. tonight, overnight, initially clouds break a little, some clear spells but later in the night, thick cloud works into northern ireland, scotland, north and west england and wales. then we see patches of rain in the north and west by the end of the night. in the forecast tomorrow, a cloudy start forecast tomorrow, a cloudy start for north—western areas. a band of rain sweeping in across scotland and northern ireland, reaching north—west england and wales as we had through the afternoon on thursday. in the midlands, a largely dry and bright day with cloud building up through the day. 20 degrees in london, not bad in september sunshine but cooler in glasgow at just 14 degrees september sunshine but cooler in glasgow atjust 14 degrees with strengthening winds. a blustery day on friday, this band of rain moves into southern england. some uncertainty as to how far north or south it will get but in the north, a mix of sun and showers. some of
those showers are blustery. hail and thunder is possible, cooler in the north—west of the uk, an autumnal chill in the air for some, and north—west of the uk, an autumnal chill in the airfor some, and in the south—east, temperatures falling away. a sign of things to come, low pressure over the british isles, widespread showers, it will often be cloudy and become increasingly windy, especially through sunday. 0n the bbc weather website, you will not be surprised to hear that we are keeping a close eye on hurricane irma, keep up—to—date on the twitter feed, and there is an explanation of how a hurricane forms. that is by my colleague tomasz schafernaker. that's all from the bbc news at 0ne, so it's goodbye from me — and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. good afternoon. now offer a look at the sport. andy murray has announced that he's unlikely to play again this season. murray has been badly
affected by a hip injury for a few months now, and he hasn't played since he was knocked out in the quarter—finals of wimbledon. he posted on social media that he was confident that after an extended period of rest and rehabilitation, he'd be challenging for grand slams again next season. he plans to return at the brisbane international, which starts on new year's eve. at the age of 37, venus williams has become the oldest semi—finalist in us open history. she beat petra kvitova in a real thriller — it took over two and a half hours and the deciding set went to a tie—break. kvitova only returned to the tour three months ago after the knife attack that damaged her playing hand — and williams said it felt like a "special match". this match means a lot to me. i have been playing at home and of course, it being a major and it means a lot to her coming back and being able to compete in this major and to prove, you know,
to herself that she could defeat anything no matter what is thrown at her. it was amazing to see her shine today. idid not i did not think i could come so far. it was a great win in birmingham. it was pretty early. i put pressure on me. i wanted to play better and better. i wasn't ready for that. i am just glad that i could show it here, that there is a way to play well again. toby roland jones has been named in the england team for the third test against west indies at lord's, which starts tomorrow. he replaces chris woakes for the final, decisive match. it's england's last test in preparation for this winter's ashes series. the wales boss chris coleman says they have to nurture the "fantastic talent" of ben woodburn if he's to realise his potential at the top level.
the 17—year—old followed up his winning goal against austria with a big impact last night. he came off the bench again to set up hal robson kanu for the first goal in a 2—0 win over moldova. aaron ramsey scored the second in injury time, sealed the win that leaves them second in their group. we had to make sure we got these weapons. we normally talk about performance. it is all about results now. “— performance. it is all about results now. —— make sure we get the win. we have the winning mentality back and wilfully that will stay for the next game. wales leapfrogged the republic of ireland after they were beaten by group leaders serbia in dublin. former manchester city player aleksander kolarov scored the only goal of the game. leicester city missed out on signing midfielder adrien silva by 14 seconds. leicester believed they'd
completed a £22—million deal for him from sporting lisbon but fifa rejected their application to register the player because it came just after the deadline of the summer transfer window. leicester are appealing against the decision. and before i go, there's time to let you know that the bbc get inspired unsung hero award is open for nominations. it's designed to recognise those who devote their free time to help people in grass—roots activity and sports — and it's been expanded this year. you can find everything you need to know at bbc.co.uk/unsunghero that's all sport for now. one of the most powerful atlantic storms ever recorded, hurricane irma, is battering the caribbean islands of antigua, barbuda and anguilla. it is expected to move on to the british virgin islands, puerto rico, the dominican republic and haiti. the french cabinet minister has said
the storm has already caused major damage in saint martin's, blowing the roofs of buildings and flooding homes. earlier my colleague spoke with blondel cluff, representative of the government of anguilla to the uk and eu. she said communications with the island have been lost. no contact through telephones or the internet. the radio station is still producing some sort of output but very limited. tell us how prepared the island is for hurricaine irma and the eye of the storm is over anguilla right now. right at this moment. we have got gusts of 200mph at the present. there are four shelters on the island but they are in school halls and church halls. the locals are relying on their own resources to get through this one. presumably, there is a considerable amount of experience but as we have heard, this is a storm, a hurricane
that is breaking records. there is no experience of anything like this. this will devastate the island. an island which is, whose economy is dependent on tourism, farming and fishing. this is something that will affect it for months, if not years to come. the geography of the island, i understand, means it really is bearing the brunt of this. describe that for our viewers. the issue is it is low lying. a great deal of it is below sea level. with the storm surges, we will face serious flooding. is there anything more that could have been done in advance of hurricaine irma? or was there simply not time? we are the cinderella of the british 0verseas territories. we have a population of 15,000 british citizens, 18,000 visitors a year that we are dependent upon for tourism and a hospital with only 32 beds. that hospital barely has any
diagnostic capability. we do not even have an mri scanner. we are dependent upon our neighbours. the saint martin island is the outermost region of the eu. without their assistance, we have no access by sea or air. 90% of ourfuel comes from another dutch island. we are not prepared for much of this sort of thing. you are dependent on the help of your neighbours and if they are suffering as a result of hurricaine irma, and there is a huge amount of damage, then you may be dependent on whatever they can do themselves. we would have to get through this on our own. i have spoken to the fco, they will be having crisis discussions. historically, the amount of support has always been limited, i am afraid. do you fear loss of life?
i do fear loss of life and loss of livelihood, that is inevitable. hundreds of nurses have held a demonstration over pay in parliament square today. the rally is part of a union campaign calling on the government to scrap the 1% cap on public sector pay. the royal college of nursing warns that its members may strike if nothing is done. 0ur correspondentjon donnison was at the demonstration for us. the demonstration here at parliament has just got underway. we have eight a few hundred nurses here that have come from all over the country to protest this ongoing cap on public sector pay, in place now for seven yea rs. sector pay, in place now for seven years. what the royal college of nurses says that means in real terms, when you take into account inflation, that means a 14% drop in
real wages. i have read nurses here with me now who have travelled from various parts of the country. i have a nurse from bognor regis, milton keynes and... i am the vice chair for the south regional board. i have come from hastings. you have been a nurse for 32 years. how bad have things got now? i have never known things got now? i have never known things to be as bad as they are now in the nursing profession. i have beenin in the nursing profession. i have been in nursing for over 30 years. i am seeing now been in nursing for over 30 years. i am seeing i'iow nurses been in nursing for over 30 years. i am seeing now nurses deciding whether they can stay in the profession, whether they can stay in the nhs. my entire career has been in the nhs. it breaks my heart to see the weight lurchers are treated. they're not valued and recognised for the work they do. —— the weight
nurses are treated. we need to see staffing levels in approved and they are not. what does that mean in terms of shortages? difficulties recruiting? it is difficult to recruiting? it is difficult to recruit into the nursing profession. we know that there are as much as 50,000 vacancies at the moment. the government decision to stop bursaries for nurses is not drawing people in. we have 10% of our nurses likely to be retiring within the next three years. 10% of nurses are going. having this cap and not having an attractive pay to draw people into the profession is damaging the health service. people into the profession is damaging the health servicelj people into the profession is damaging the health service. i guess the government would say, we have had difficult financial times in the last seven or eight years, they needed cuts. it is a political decision not to pay the nurses and appropriate wage. money has been found for other projects. the government found money to give to the dup, whereas that money could
have been diverted to provide nurses with a decent living wage. what does that mean for you in terms of your life and the money you have to spend? basically, i am like the other people here and have been a nurse for over 30 years. i have actually got payslips from ten years ago which shall i am taking home less money now in my pay packets thanl less money now in my pay packets than i was ten years ago. 0k, less money now in my pay packets than i was ten years ago. ok, the government will say they have given us more money government will say they have given us more money but although my top line has increased, my pension contribution has increased, my tax and national insurance has increased and national insurance has increased and most nurses that i know are working two jobs to manage to maintain theirstandard working two jobs to manage to maintain their standard of living. we do not have a wonderful standing of living, most of us are struggling to make ends meet. i want to ask you about a separate issue. we have these leaked proposals today from these leaked proposals today from the home office talking about how
they might cut migration from the eu. how would that impact on nursing? it would have a huge impact on the nhs workforce. 2096 of the nhs workforce culture overseas, it is estimated. they are drawn here by a good living standard but if we're going to stop the blood from coming over then we are going to lose those core services that are provided by health care assistants who are registered nurses. we have not gone through that professional level but they are providing a important service and good social care for people out in the community. service and good social care for people out in the communitylj service and good social care for people out in the community. i want as all three of you, the royal couege as all three of you, the royal college of nurses has said they would be prepared to go on strike. would you be prepared to go on strike? yes. absolutely? definitely. there have been some leaked reports that the government might be prepared to end its 1% cap on public
sector pay, but nothing concrete so far. sinn fein has called for the resumption of formal negotiations to try to form a power—sharing government in northern ireland. the stormont executive collapsed in january and months of talks have so far failed to overcome a series of disputes between unionists and republicans. however in a speech this morning sinn fein‘s stormont leader michelle 0'neill said that she believed progress was possible. in the past fortnight, i have met with all of the party leaders and with both governments. and the sinn fein and dup leaderships have, for more than one week now, been engaged in intensive dialogue to determine whether political progress is possible. we do believe progress is possible and therefore are ready to re—engage in a formal negotiation, together with all the other parties, and both governments, to try and reach an agreement in a short, sharp and focused negotiation. this process should begin now and without delay. in a moment a summary of the business news this hour
but first the headlines on bbc news: caribbean islands are being hit by hurricane burma, one of the most powerful storms in a century. it is causing damage. parts of florida have ordered a mandatory evacuation. the government insists it does not wa nt to the government insists it does not want to shut the door on to eu migrants pulsed wrecks that after a lea ked migrants pulsed wrecks that after a leaked draft suggested... aung san suu kyi says a huge iceberg of misinformation is fuelling the crisis in rakhine state. in the business news this
afternoon... he has won the election to his post with 53% of independent shareholders. 40% voted against. mike ashley owns 61% of the company. budget airline ryanair says customers will no longer be able to ta ke two customers will no longer be able to take two items of luggage into the cabin. it said passengers without priority boarding would have to pick the second bag in the hold free of charge at the gate. the changes will come into force in november to ease delays after too many customers to two bags on board. pr firm bell pottinger has put itself up for sale after a controversial campaign it ran in south africa that sparked an exodus of clients. the firm has appointed accountants bdo to look at options for the business. meanwhile, hsbc has become the latest high profile firm to sever ties with the pr firm.
the number ofjob losses in the uk oil and gas sector was worse than expected last year. according to oil & gas uk's annual report, 60,000 direct and indirect jobs were lost across the industry in 2016, more than the 40,000 it had predicted. the report said the sector could lose another 13,000 jobs in 2017. oil and gas uk ceo deirdre michie thank you forjoining us. more jobs gone than expected, 60,000 direct and indirectjobs. gone than expected, 60,000 direct and indirect jobs. why gone than expected, 60,000 direct and indirectjobs. why do you think that figure is more than expected and what is prompting the job losses ? and what is prompting the job losses? obviously, this industry has been going through a sustained downturn and we have seen a 35% reduction injobs since downturn and we have seen a 35% reduction in jobs since the height of 2014. it is a result of costs
being cut, activity being stopped. what we are seeing as we have looked at these job what we are seeing as we have looked at thesejob figures what we are seeing as we have looked at these job figures is the rate of loss is now contracting. we saw a big step off in 2015 and 2016. 2017 we expect the rate ofjob loss to contract. that is because we are now starting to see the industry is gripping its costs, improving its efficiency and becoming a more competitive basin. we're hoping as we go forward things will start to stabilise and we will start to attract activity back into the basin. something else the industry is doing is increasing its productivity. at a time where we hear about the productivity puzzle in the uk, how is the oil and gas sector managing it, even while it is shedding jobs? the oil drop was a fundamental shock to the industry. basically, challenge the industry to
look at every opportunity to reduce cost and improve efficiency. we have done all sorts. there is talk about marginal gains were processes have been looked at. we have done more collaborative working over logistics, as an example. we have even formed a task force, efficiency task force, which has been all about improving how we work across industry whether it is in relation to business processes orjust collaborative ways of working. that is helping to turn things around and to make our productivity levels improve as we have been able to demonstrate in this report. you also looked at the possible impact of brexit. what are the industry's and science? as the global industry, there is a sense that what would be there is a sense that what would be the issue. we have a diverse issue with a strong supply chain that is trading across borders. that every
other business, we do need the phrase frictionless access to markets and people. it is a concern any additional cost on the industry that has been going through a downturn but are starting to turn things around, this industry does not need additional burden on edge. we obviously want government to maintaina we obviously want government to maintain a strong voice for us in europe. that is where current legislation is going forward and ensure that this frictionless access is maintained as we go forward. thank you very much for your time. in other business news: nissan has released details of its revamped electric car — amid tough competition from tesla. the base model of the new nissan leaf will now have a longer range. the firm's chief executive says the car will no longer be a niche model — and will become a major part of nissan's portfolio. the archbishop of canterbury, justin welby, says britain's economic model is broken, as the gap between the richest and poorest widens.
he says that britain stands at a watershed and must make "fundamental choices" about the direction of the economy. barratt developments has reported strong growth in pre—tax profits, which rose byjust over 12% to £765m over the past 12 months. its chief executive said it was their highest completion volumes for nine years. let's have a look at the markets. you can see the conundrum of the markets. we are hearing strong profit growth, barratt developments, their share prices down by 4%. they also said they have continued uncertainty over brexit. the price is down. sports direct, the chairman, he has survived the vote. he is maintaining the position. up by almost 2%. i will be back with more business news in an hour. switzerland's smallest village
is facing a battle to survive. like many alpine communities, the village of corippo, has experienced decades of depopulation as younger generations have moved away. but can a modern makeover save this swiss village? imogen foulkes went to find out. tucked away deep in the mountain valley. there has been a community here since the 13th century. 0nce warmed over 300 people, this is now switzerland's smallest village and it is getting smaller. it has 16 inhabitants. we could be down to 13 in one month or two and i am the only one working, all the rest are pensioners. he grew up in current book. there were at least one dozen children here. the people do not wa nt children here. the people do not want their village to die here but there are only 16 of them, nearly
all of these old houses are empty. what does the future hold for a place like this? now there is a plan, turn some of these old houses into hotel rooms. we have been untouched for decades. it is going to ta ke untouched for decades. it is going to take a lot of work. of course we will paint, of course we will put in bathrooms. the original doors and wood and stone must stay. the experience to guests should be very similarto experience to guests should be very similar to the 19th century here. the village bar will be the hotel reception. guests will live side—by—side with villagers. 0ur today's tourists more used to flat screen tvs and i are they going to buy the more basic concept?” screen tvs and i are they going to buy the more basic concept? i am convinced that the luxury in the future could be authenticity. living for a couple of days in a place that is really authentic, where you feel
the history inside. this place is the history inside. this place is the one. the plans will take time to achieve. nothing will be ready before next year. word seems to have got out. requests for reservations are already coming in. time now for are already coming in. time now for a look at the weather. a full uk forecast coming up in a moment. let's start off with a look at hurricaine irma. irma roared right over the top of the barbuda seven o'clock our time. this is a category five hurricane, the second strongest hurricaine that has ever been in the records. it is working west, north—westwards. it is going to mow over the top of st martin, anguilla and gustavia before making its presence felt across the british virgin islands as well. the winds on this brute of a storm gusting up to 225 mph. it is the second strongest hurricaine ever. there is only alan that has been stronger and we are going to see
catastrophic damage, notjust from the winds but from the 11 foot storm surge. that is the ocean waters raised up and slammed in to the islands. that is heading into the british virgin islands. catastrophic damage is expected. here in the uk, a quiet weather day coming up today. partly cloudy skies. some sunny spells. the cloud thick enough for passing light showers. one or two of those for north—west england and one or two as well for northern ireland and the north—west of scotland. for many of us, a dry looking day. fresher than recent days. the temperatures range between 15 and 20 celsius. 0vernight tonight, the cloud will break up as we go through the night. still a few showers coming and going across the coast of north—west england, scotland and northern ireland where the cloud will thicken up later in the light. 0vernight tonight, 12 to 15 celsius. chilly in rural parts of north—east scotland. thursday's weather, the winds will blow more strongly across the north—west of the uk. a band of rain pushes
into northern ireland and scotland, getting into the north—west of england and wales as we go through thursday afternoon. that still leaves a good swathe of the midlands and eastern england that will have a largly dry and brightly. temperatures on the low side for glasgow, 14 celsius. feeling cooler in the wind. a windy day on friday. potentially gales towards the south—west of england. a band of rain into the south. uncertainty how far north this is going to get. to the north of our general area of rain, a mixture of sunshine and showers. 14 to 18 celsius. again feeling a little on the cool side across the north—west of the uk. this weekend, with low pressure in charge. widespread showers, often quite cloudy and becoming increasingly windy particularly through sunday night. this is bbc news. i'm simon mccoy. the headlines at two. one of the most powerful atlantic hurricanes ever recorded has hit the caribbean, causing major damage. hurriance irma, a life threatening category 5 storm, hit land a few hours ago in antigua and barbuda, knocking out power and damaging buildings,
it could hit sweep into florida by the weekend. the biggest cause for concern right now is we have lost contact with our sister island barbuda, they are getting the full force of this right now. all floridians, keep a key eye on this dangerous storm, don't sit and wait to prepare, get prepared now. after a leak of controversial immigration proposals, the government insists it won't shut the door on eu migration, but says the current system can't continue after brexit.