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pleasant in across the board. quite pleasant in the sunshine as temperatures edge up again, compared with today, but rain to the west as this next weather front to the west as this next weather fro nt m oves to the west as this next weather front moves in and for a time be winds will pick up. quite a blustery picture across the uk. northern ireland and scotland with the rain that could push into parts of wales, leaving central england with the brightest and sunniest weather and highest temperatures. it could reach 20 celsius, which would be the first time this year. warming up more widely from wednesday onwards as high pressure builds across the uk. the warmest day will probably be thursday. this is bbc news. our latest headlines: " locked and loaded". america tells syria it's ready to strike again, after yesterday's attacks on suspected chemical weapons facilities. the debate continues around the uk's decision tojoin the strikes.
some mps say they're angry about parliament not being consulted. sir martin sorrell, the founder and head of the world's largest advertising group, wpp, has resigned — less than a fortnight after the company announced it was investigating an allegation of personal misconduct. five people have been treated by paramedics after a car collided with a group of pedestrians in essex. the collision took place in canvey island yesterday afternoon. coming up in a few minutes, our sunday morning edition of the papers. this morning's reviewers are political commentatorjames millar, and the spectator‘s katy balls. before the papers — sport. and for a full round—up, from the bbc sport centre, here's ben croucher. thank you very much. history makers, what a morning on the gold coast! congratulations, well done if you
have stayed up late. england's that all those pulled off their biggest win, shocking australia to win the commonwealth title. mike is in australia, what a way to round off the games, and great games. absolutely, what an incredible final day. the netballers heading to the stadium behind me in the distance for the closing ceremony, on a high. but what an incredible final day, first, for scotland in the men's marathon. the pain and the glory, we will hear about that in a moment. but and commonwealth games with a dramatic climax, you could not get more dramatic than england's dramatic victory over the hosts and the world champions, australia. never before had england reached a commonwealth games netball final. never before have they won any more than a bronze. but, with another last—gasp basket, england's roses blossomed at the buzzer. commentator: england have done it! they have made history! they have snatched the gold medal from australia!
the greatest result in their history, a win to rewrite the records. it's my dream come true. the girls worked so hard over the last international phase. they put in there. they're against the world number one who, you know, they're renowned, we've not beaten once in the whole cycle i've been in, and to beat them at that time was just stupendous. and i think the preparation yesterday really put us up for them tight games and, yeah, i'm just so really proud, i'm really, really proud. they say teamwork makes the dream work, and so it proved for husband—and—wife combination of chris and gabby adcock, the defending champions smashing their way to gold in the mixed badminton, beating team—mates marcus ellis and lauren smith. marathons are gruelling at the best of times, but these are the toughest of conditions. scotland's callum hawkins leading with only a mile to go, cruelly collapsing with exhaustion. the medical staff making a much—needed intervention in the near 30—degree temperatures. countryman ross hawkins was able to medal.
robbie simpson battled to bronze in the gruelling temperatures. the gold coast may be more than 10,000 miles away, but it has been a commonwealth games brimming with british success. james burford, bbc news. apart from the ending in the netball which has created silence all around, the australians are happy. the diamonds had finally lost the gold medal match. but the aussies are happy, they have done what they said, they said they would top the medals table. not only that, we will beat the gold medal tally of the home teams put together, and they have done that by a country mile with 80 gold medals, england's second with 45 including a fantastic way to end it. but the best of away games for scotland and wales and northern ireland will feel they have a new start with rhys mcclenahan so they go happy. and the isle of man
got a silver with the shooting. australia said they would create a wonderful and a friendly games, what have been highlights? has certainly been that everywhere you go from the game shape as the police and officers on the streets helping around, it has been smile and be congratulating everyone. really friendly. the highlight has been the emergence of new stars beating the established once, we all like to see an underdog. rhys m ccle na ha n like to see an underdog. rhys mcclena han with the like to see an underdog. rhys mcclenahan with the pommelhorse, gareth evans weightlifting for wales, 20 years in the making, duncan scott a new star of the swimming pool for scotland and gracie reid. beating the established stars like max whitlock, a chance for the others to have their day is now birmingham takes the baton and the second uk commonwealth games, it in 2022. it was a red bow out in
front at a crazy chinese grand prix. daniel riccardo taking the chequered flag behind lewis hamilton, and sebastian vettel was caught up in the late accident. on occasions, even the most predictable of sports can be unpredictable. no one expected to see daniel ricciardo when the chinese grand prix. the australian was lucky to qualify in six after the engine on his red bull blew out infinal the engine on his red bull blew out in final practice and had to be replaced. the moment that shook up the shanghai circuit came on the 30th lap. the two toro rosso cars tangled, the safety car came out and red bull came in forfresh tangled, the safety car came out and red bull came in for fresh tyres. mercedes and ferrari who had been fighting for victory did not and got caught out. when the action resumed, ricciardo rocketed up the field. his red bull chiding from sixth place to first in ten filling laps. while his fight was clean, his team—mate max verstappen was penalised for taking
out sebastian vettel. the dutchman's fourth place went to lewis hamilton, while vettel, who started from pole position, only finish in eighth. what was shaping up to be a two horse championship has been thrown wide open extra red bull. —— thanks toa wide open extra red bull. —— thanks to a red bull. david russell said he had won the grand national a thousand times in his yet and yesterday he got it to do it for the 14th time winning the steeplechase after holding off his opponents. the io—i shot lead home in an irish clean sweep. russell has won the cheltenham gold cup now and the grand national. overdue, manchester united, the city took another step closer to the premier league title with a 3—1 win over totte n ha m league title with a 3—1 win over tottenham hotspur. jesus, ilkay gundogan and raheem sterling binding on the scoresheet to take them 16 points clear of united at the top. city will be champions of their rivals lose at home to west bromwich
today but manager pep guardiola said he would not be watching. know, tomorrow, i have to go with my son. and you won't want to know the score when you are playing? bogey, bogey, birdie! we will see. liverpool not city out of the champions league and continued their run with 3—11 champions league and continued their run with 3—1! over bournemouth, mo salah's 30th league goal described as believable not by his own manager but bournemouth boss eddie howe. at the bottom, southampton now five points away from safety after throwing away a two—goal lead to lose 3—2 at home to chelsea. saints needing the results to go their way after swa nsea, needing the results to go their way after swansea, crystal palace and huddersfield picked up points yesterday. southampton looking down, wolves on the up, playing birmingham in the championship today, safe in the knowledge they have already been promoted to the premier league
without even kicking a ball, after i2 drew with wolves come true with brentford. they returned to the top ﬂight brentford. they returned to the top flight for the first time in six yea rs. celtic and rangers face off in the second scottish cup semifinal at 2:30 p:m., playing motherwell, who reached their first final in seven yea rs, reached their first final in seven years, beating aberdeen 3—0 at hampden park. motherwell also not the dons out of the league cup. that is the sport. now, this is the papers. hello and welcome to our look at the sunday papers. with me are katy balls, political correspondent at the spectator and james millar, political commentator. let's take a look at the front pages first. the observer says theresa may faces
a furious backlash from mps after ordering uk forces to join the military strikes on syrian chemical weapons facilities, without having gained parliamentary consent. the sunday express says: ‘a strike at the heart of evil‘, picturing a missile launch. ‘may‘s russian roulette', says the sunday mirror. it says the uk's braced for the revenge of president putin, who has warned about ‘consequences'. the mail on sunday also pictures a missile — it has a comment from president trump, who tweeted ‘mission accomplished', following the attacks. ‘locked and loaded‘, says the sunday telegraph, as president trump says he‘s ready to launch further strikes against syria‘s bashar al—assad. the people pictures the aftermath of one of those missile strikes, with the headline, ‘we‘ll strike again‘. the sunday times focuses on survivors of a suspected chemical attack in syria. it pictures a seven—year—old girl, who described the conditions she was caught up in.
let‘s talk through the papers, which are very much dominated by syria. pages and pages of coverage in every paper. let‘s start with the sunday telegraph. i suppose from the sunday papers point of view, it was a story that broke on saturdays so quite unusually for the sunday papers, they have a lot of hard news to get their teeth into. yes, exactly, and a lot of ramifications, especially that this decision was made by theresa may without consulting parliament. we spent last week saying, will she consult parliament oi’ saying, will she consult parliament orjust go saying, will she consult parliament or just go ahead? saying, will she consult parliament orjust go ahead? and it is the fallout from that. and also, the situation in syria, but on the domestic front, it is, how does she sell her action to the public and mp5? sell her action to the public and mps? because on monday, she needs to get in the chamber and explain why
she took the decision she did. locked and loaded is a reference to america saying they will carry out more strikes, so theresa may could be in the same position again, james? yes, there is a lot of silly language, locked and loaded, mission accomplished, perhaps not alone we gave grown—ups when it comes to what has happened. i am slightly confused by this idea america is locked and loaded and ready to go again if need be. but also claiming to have put back assad's chemical weapons programme by years. if that is the case, surely they cannot launch more chemical attacks so why are they still locked and loaded? it does not quite add up. either they have not the stuff out or they have not. we're still waiting to see the detail of what happened and how it will impact on the ground in syria. the mail on sunday is that quote, mission accomplished. it was used by president bush after iraq, so it is
a phrase which is quite loaded, in a sense. that president found out it was not definitely mission accomplished. there is a difference, because what the us, britain and france will try to do is use this as a deterrent. so they are not saying they want regime change, they are making, emphasising it is very targeted and the idea is to show you can‘t use chemical weapons. if it works as a deterrent, it will be mission accomplished. if not, donald trump has to tell us if he is locked and loaded. but it has less ramifications in theory than when george bush said it. james, many people have said really the time for the united states to do this was yea rs the united states to do this was years ago. when barack obama had the chance and decided not to. this is the fascinating thing about trump, the fascinating thing about trump, the many fascinating things, the way he defines himself, against obama. he has said when a red line is crossed, this president and forces
action, because obama set the red line that if you use chemical weapons, and will intervene. chemical weapons were used and obama did nothing and again, the mission accomplished refers back to george bush. it is slightly concerning given all we know about trump, the way he does define himself by previous presidents than necessarily what needs to be done now. but we will see what happens in the future. the mirror highlight possible consequences, for theresa may in particular. what might happen next, not only in terms of parliament and parliamentary reaction, jeremy corbyn‘s reaction as well, and what the russians might do, putin warning about consequences, we don‘t know what they may be, at some sort of cyber attack, presumably. we know rushis cyber attack, presumably. we know rush is very unhappy about it and since the attack, they have gone to the un and try to get this motion put through. it did not work because it was vetoed and only had two
country supporting it. since then, there are reports in the sunday times about this idea that russia could now try and strike back and it might bea could now try and strike back and it might be a way of targeting specific politicians in the uk and embarrassed the uk government. in the past week, we have seen how effective russian propaganda is, especially social media. at one point, britain was being blamed for the attack. it will be lots of misinformation but also maybe targeted things and the goblin‘s challenge is to articulate that argument and the evidence which is missing a bit in the last week —— the government‘s. missing a bit in the last week —— the government's. the russians did get in the way —— out of the way of these attacks, and it was strange, washington phoning up moscow to say, get out of the way. no russians targeted. just as well or else russia would be directly and broiled that really would be dangerous. that
is the good thing to take away from this that as far as we know, the russians have not been hit and that does mean the likelihood of an escalation perhaps a slightly reduced. the observer's frontpage is similarly, theresa may facing anger over the syria rates. she is given the legal advice on the allied attack and so on. in terms of parliament, david cameron went to parliament, david cameron went to parliament five years ago and parliament five years ago and parliament said no in similar situations. the question is, but parliament have said no gain if theresa may had gone to mps to ask for that opinion? like so many things, especially with syria, it is complicated. she does not have to go to parliament. so she chose not to. people who want to have a vote wants to stop the action. it is the labour front bench, the snp. they are not interested in having debate and talking about it and listening to other points of view and coming to a
decision, they want to get back on parliament to attack may and say, don't do this. i strongly suspect that when it does get parliament tomorrow, we don't know if there will be a vote, but a statement, i strongly suspect it will be quite a damp squib because it seems to be limited action, the usual suspects will want to talk, it used to be jeremy corbyn from the backbenches and now from the front benches, but i'iow and now from the front benches, but now most people will be willing to fall into line and i don't think there will be a row. what is your view? had she had the vote before the action, she probably would have won but not a sure thing, she would have had to rely on votes from labour revels in some from the party would have objected. now it has happened, the fact it was contained and very targeted, that will be fine. wash it under pressure because president macron was making the running saying quickly, we should
ta ke running saying quickly, we should take action, calling donald trump a couple of times before theresa may even got on the phone to him. did she ina even got on the phone to him. did she in a sense diplomatically need to keep up with the french, wash under pressure on that? there definitely was a pressure, i don‘t think that pressure alone has motivated this decision but that was something and that britain is often on the side of america. macron sees a place for himself, he is very much leading from the front on this. and that did play into it. one story is that did play into it. one story is that france did more missiles that is which was a show of strength from macron. the sunday times focus in on one little girl to humanise the story and to pick out one victim and a picture of a little girl whose agony set the west on the path to war. yes, perhaps the headline is
slightly overblown but everything else is really good. as you say, the story broke early answer today morning some people like you and 24 hour news were telling people a lot about it before sunday so the sunday times has moved it to a different angle and it is really important. it says a lot about the benefit of having journalists on the ground rather thanjust digging having journalists on the ground rather than just digging it having journalists on the ground rather thanjust digging it up from the wire or the internet. syria is such a hard place forjournalists to operate. the testimony he has got is appalling. entirely convincing that it was a gas attack. it is a little girl talking about, it starts with the father holding up a t—shirt saying, smell it, what does it smell like? it smells like a swimming pool with the stench of chlorine. something clearly awful has happened and it is really strong and i would suggest that picture is a lot more powerful than the other papers with their pictures of missiles. and she describes the gas is spicy, which is
spicy in my throat. details like that make it hard for people who would like to suggest it did not happen. there has been that narrative creeping in on the past week and accounts like this do act as the best counter to that. also this idea of what might be a russian response and the sunday times sake, russia threats to wage a dirty campaign against britain‘s elite. yes, the idea that it is now being fought on many fronts, the diplomatic issues like this. this is the idea they might target specific politicians and dirty tricks campaign. e—mails they have obtained perhaps through not above board means proving embarrassing to the government and the idea that theresa may has been briefed on this, that this could be something we see in the coming weeks. the russians seem
to be more and more canny when it comes to using a different panoply of measures and pr techniques almost. yes, completely. and i think it is something the british government needs to catch up on, not because they should be fighting fire with fire on this, but they need to be aware of how they will be attacked. it does often feel like our government is caught on the back foot and russia has become so sophisticated and adapted to digital warfare. well, apparently, cyber experts have been positioned inside the computer networks of russian targets, which suggests the journalists other security experts have been watching tron rather than knowing how to do this. i'm not sure thatis knowing how to do this. i'm not sure that is how it works, getting inside the computer networks! there are other stories, an interview with sir philip green, was a controversial figure. especially in this interview which apparently, he used a lot of
expletives in a long three hour lunch with the mail on sunday journalist. i do not think the expletives of the worst, it is a great piece of mid—market daily mail journalism. not sure why he agreed to this lunch because he has been utterly trashed. the first line is, i want to pull out, i don't want to do this interview any more. you can stay for lunch, but you are getting annoyed. 20 minutes into it. because the journalists says, why did you sell bhs to a man shown to be a charlatan for £1. but he is having none of it and he says, none of it was his fault, no, zero, nothing. his £100 million yacht is not extravagant, it is jealousy his £100 million yacht is not extravagant, it isjealousy of his success. extravagant, it isjealousy of his success. he extravagant, it isjealousy of his success. he accuses extravagant, it isjealousy of his success. he accuses his archenemy labourmp frank success. he accuses his archenemy labour mp frank field of a personal vendetta against him. i love the idea frank field, a labour elderly backbencher, is his archenemy, it is fantastic stuff, it is really well
written and a real insight into the man. he is a colourful figure from the world of business with you love him or hate him. a word for moment sums it up, he is talking about his yacht. that perhaps it was bad taste to use steel and is very expensive yacht at the time of the pension scandal of bhs and he suggests it is not extravagance and he tends to one of his colleagues and he says, is it extravagant? and paul goes, yes, in my lifestyle, it is. and philip green goes, sorry, haven‘t you got a fa ncy green goes, sorry, haven‘t you got a fancy car? he goes, no! and definitely not a yacht! and a great story in the sunday times and a couple of other papers about to practise offering dating tips to the over 50s. this is hoping that helping the over 50s get love later in life through digital means so
digital dating applications. and they have tips. this guide helps them. they cover some things like, how‘d you turn on the computer? that is a good start! also, advice like, don‘t have a photo of yourself more than a year old because that is a bad idea and you don‘t want to disappoint them. i would have thought that was quite good idea, anyway! they say it is because people put up ten—year—old pictures because they think they still look the same decade later. not of us have changed in the last ten years, have changed in the last ten years, have we? why have debrett's got involved in this? i have no idea, thatis involved in this? i have no idea, that is the great thing, i still have no idea, they do the etiquette guides, i have no idea why debrett's have paled in on the love life of the over—50s but they have teamed up with a great story about a fairly
serious issue. with the number of divorces, a lot of over—50s, they are single. the number of single person households is going up because older people living on their owi'i because older people living on their own and all looking for love. internet dating focuses on the young and there is a market waiting to be tapped into. the advice is universal. in your first message, don‘t be creepy and don‘t use innuendo. as a whole, i think that dating back retreat could do with connecticut guide. yes, and debrett‘s have provided it, don‘t be creepy. they say debrett‘s have provided it, don‘t be eo le debrett‘s have provided it, don‘t be creepy. they say people like sharon stone and singer moby are using dating back retreat. imagine them turning up as your potential date! you are very taken with the idea sharon stone is on a dating over—50s. sharon stone is on a dating over-50s. that is because i am of a certain age! that establishing of a sunday morning. thank you very much. you can see the front pages of the papers online on our website. it‘s all there for you —
7 days a week — at bbc.co.uk/papers. and if you miss the programme any evening, you can watch it later on bbc iplayer. thank you, katy balls, james millar. goodbye. hello. after yesterday‘s warm and sunny spells, we have taken a step backwards as cloud breaks move north. northern scotland stays dry with some sunshine even through the afternoon and probably the warmest weather in the uk today, 17, maybe i8 weather in the uk today, 17, maybe 18 degrees in some spots. brighter skies later in south—western and, wales and northern ireland with heavy showers, but cooler compared to yesterday, windy as well, gusty winds in northern ireland to around 40 mph. further showers overnight. mostly into scotland in the second pa rt mostly into scotland in the second part of the night, and a bit of rain into northern scotland. overnight
lows of around 6—9d. monday, early showers clearing from scotland and most showers clearing from scotland and m ost pla ces showers clearing from scotland and most places looking fine and dry. some cloud around and sunny spells. and it feels a bit warmer compared with today as temperatures reach back into the mid—teens. but this is wet weather in northern ireland and scotla nd wet weather in northern ireland and scotland on monday night and tuesday. after that, it gets much warmer. this is bbc news. i‘m ben brown. the headlines at ten. "locked and loaded". america tells syria it‘s ready to strike again after yesterdays attacks on suspected chemical weapons facilities. labour leader, jeremy corbyn, has called for a vote in parliament tomorrow, following yesterday‘s air strikes. the chief executive of the world‘s largest advertising agency, martin sorrell, is stepping down. five people have been treated by paramedics after a car collided with a group of pedestrians in essex. also coming up — drama at the commonwealth games. scotland‘s callum hawkins was taken away in an ambulance after collapsing just over one mile from the end of the marathon. jubilation in the netball as england beat australia to secure the greatest result in their history and win their first commonwealth games gold medal.