winds in are the gust and these winds in are the gust speeds, so around 50—60 mph through the central belt of scotland. we could see further disruption to travel. northern ireland and northern england having a few isolated blustery showers, sunny spells and windy conditions. less windy further south but down towards london some of the gusts reaching around 30 mph over the next couple of hours. temperatures this afternoon not doing too badly, feeling cooler where you have the strong winds, highs of around 17—18 in the north, further south, up to around 22 degrees and for many it brightening up in the afternoon with a return to sunny skies. this evening at night further heavy showers for a time for northern ireland, into scotland as well, dryerfor england ireland, into scotland as well, dryer for england and wales and the winds falling lighter. quite a chilly night ahead, fresher than it has been recently, around 8—13 degrees first thing friday morning. friday, a much quieter day than we've seen out there today. not as windy, still some showers particularly across scotland and northern ireland. 0ne particularly across scotland and northern ireland. one or two for england and wales but there will be some sunshine in between. another breezy day, not as windy yesterday.
temperatures up to 22 degrees. still some heavy showers around on saturday, things should be drier and brighter by sunday. let's return now to my colleague reeta chakrabarti in west london, where commemorations have been continuing — marking this, the first anniversary of the grenfell tower fire. thank you, one of the key focus is this morning was a memorial service at st helens church just down the road from here and it was led by the bishop of kensington, dr graham tomlin, who is with me now. doctor tomlin, who is with me now. doctor tomlin, it's hard to summarise, i'm sure, but how are people feeling one year on after this disaster? today isa year on after this disaster? today is a strange day in many ways for lots of people. people are trying to grapple with memories they have of this time last year, all kinds of different memories, memories of families who were searching for loved ones, memories of volunteers
coming in desperately seeking to help, all kinds of memories that are coming back and that's difficult to deal with. at the same time there is a sadness around as people remember what was lost here and the lives that were lost a year ago. at the same time there's an undercurrent of celebration of community and the sense in which the people of this neighbourhood have come together in a remarkable way to press for change, to remember those who died, so change, to remember those who died, so there is that sense ofjoy in new relationships and friendships at the same time as all the sadness that everybody has experienced today. you spoke of the tower hopefully becoming a symbol notjust of pain, but also solidarity and compassion. that's right, i think that is the hope. it's early days yet. it's a year in. people are still slowly beginning to but their lives together will stop healing takes a long time. it's too early to predict very much. my hope very much is at
the moment when. this is a symbol of loss and pain, but it could become a symbol of real change and renewal within our way of living together in society and we hope that out of the enquiry, out of the memories, will come real change. thank you very much indeed, doctor tomlin. that's it from us here in west london is that unity here remembers those whom they have lost. now on bbc one it's time for the news where you are, but we'll leave you with some of the main images and moments from the morning here in west london. goodbye. today, we stand together in solidarity, united in sorrow and hope, remembering those who died. good afternoon.
it's 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news. gareth southgate's dilemma on whether or not marcus rashford will start their opening match at the world cup may have been made a little easier. the manchester united forward did notjoin his teammates for this morning's training session in repino. he's suffering from a slight knee problem and is yet to train since england's arrival in russia, having starred in the final warm—up match against costa rica. it's thought raheem sterling orjesse lingard will be preferred against tunisia on monday. well, the opening ceremony begins at about 3 o'clock this afternoon and sees robbie williams perform what he has described as "a smorgasboard of his greatest hits". that precedes hosts russia against saudi arabia at the luzhniki stadium in moscow. the fixtures have been released for next season's premier league campaign
with one big question — who can stop pep guardiola's manchester city from another title? the defending champions will begin their campaign away to arsenal in the tie of the opening weekend. manchester united host leicester city. liverpool take on west ham, while championship winners wolverhampton wanderers welcome everton to molineux. tottenham have announced that their new stadium won't be ready for the start of the season. they start away to newcastle and they'll play fulham at wembley before the first match at their revamped white hart lane ground on 15th september against liverpool. in rugby union, flanker brad shields will make his first international start for england, as they aim to level their three match series with south africa this weekend. that means former captain chris robshaw won't be taking part — he's been left out of the squad entirely. new zealand—born shields was fast—tracked into the squad by head coach eddiejones and he made his debut off the bench in the first test. danny cipriani is a replacement
for the match in bloemfontein on saturday, and in line for his first cap for three years. jones said they were looking for something a little bit different to finish the game, which cipriani could bring. and the return ofjohnny sexton at fly—half is one of eight changes to the ireland side for the second test against australia in melbourne on saturday. defeat last week ended ireland's i2—game unbeaten run, but a far stronger side may well help level the three—test series. strong gusting winds could make scoring difficult on the first day of the us open at shinnecock hills in new york state, although organisers say a tweaked course design may alleviate the problem. australia's aaron baddeley is the early leader — he's 2 under from his first 3 holes — but as you can see, no real high scoring has emerged. england's justin rose, tyrell hatton, pasul casey and ian poulter are all level par. rory mcilroy has just started his round.
afg hanistan‘s cricketers are playing their first test match — they're only the 12th nation sanctioned to play the five—day game and their bowlers had a frustrating start to the opening day against india in bangalore, as shikhar dhawan and murali vijay put together a i68—run stand. but the tourists have recovered somewhat — at the close, india were 3li7—6 in this one—off test. that's all the sport for now. you can find the opening ceremony of the world cup on the bbc sport website. more in the next hour. a national 72 second silence has been observed to honour those who lost their lives in the grenfell tower disaster a year ago. a number of memorial services and remembrance events have also been held.
this was the scene at the memorial service at st helen's church in kensington, attended by relatives and friends of the victims and community members. firemen fell silent at ladbroke grove fire station, which is the closest fire station to grenfell tower. the queen and the duchess of sussex, meghan markle, observed the silence at a royal engagement in cheshire. and mps in the house of commons also observed the silence in the chamber. 73 white doves were set free outside the church — which includes one dove for any unknown dead — along with green balloons. london's mayor, sadiq khan, attended both the church service and the memorial at the base of the tower.
he was seen speaking to family and friends of the victims of the tragedy and was among those who stepped forward to lay a wreath. he paused for a moment and looked at the floral tributes, before shaking hands with the chairman of grenfell united. a community mosaic was also unveiled as part of today's memorial. hassan hassan, whose wife and two daughters died in the fire, unveiled the piece of work, which has been positioned at the foot of the tower. and children and staff at avondale school, near grenfell tower, also marked the one year anniversary. they worked together to make their own mosaics as part of the healing process. the school also held a memorial service where pupils wore green ribbons and heard tributes to victims of the fire. the labour mp for tottenham,
david lammy, who gave a tribute at the memorial service at st helen's church in kensington, spoke about grenfell one year on. clearly, many have spent the year obviously with the tower in situ, and watching it is a daily memory. in some senses, it's a living hell, sort of looking at it. dealing with all the issues that flow from it. there are so many issues that flowed from it in relation to trauma, housing and just despair, really, but also, i guess, the way in which the community has pulled together so incredibly and demonstrated huge commitment
to fight for justice and tremendous dignity. right from the beginning, there was a sort of incredible commitment from the public to engage and people in the local community to do, and that continued. there has been an absence, really, of the state, of both local government and national government really being there in the way we would have expected for these people. in the sixth richest country in the world, that we've still got people in bed and breakfast and temporary accommodation is quite incredible and certainly not something that i think most people would have envisaged when this was taking place a year ago, but that's where we are and i think that has been a sorry stain, really, since that night. the inquiry, of course, will gear up. and i hope we will hear from the first part of the inquiry
what in fact happened on that night. all of the families need to be housed in permanent accommodation and to be able to get on with their lives with all the support from the health services that they will need. and i suspect we will hear more from the criminal investigation into what happened and to those that are culpable. the reverend malcolm macnaughton read this message from the archbishop of york, john sentamu. on this solemn anniversary, my prayers are with you as you stand together in lamentation and loss, in love and in hope. may god bring you comfort and peace today, and courage for the road ahead. the lamentation continues, of course, for dear ones who died in the fire and for a whole community injured by the horror and shame of that night a year ago.
the love is evident, and is an example to us all in the way you have stood together through this year. you have given each other strength. i dare to pray also that in the darkness, you may know the light of hope, the assurance that comes from god, who makes each one of us in his image and whose purpose is that we live life in all its fullness. i am thankful that the voices of grenfell survivors are now being heard, painful as it is for all who hear. as i said in this church last year, it's vital that the truth be heard and known, because it is the truth that sets us all free. with truth comes the possibility ofjustice and reconciliation. i believe in a god whose love
embraces us when we turn to him in joy or in sorrow, in the good times or in the bad. we never need to be alone. god is with us. at the end of the day, we have hope. life is possible, and both justice and transformation are possible because for me, jesus is risen from the dead. may god, our father, bless all those who mourn today and by his spirit fill us with faith, hope and love. sentamu. thank you. that message was read on behalf of
the archbishop of york. let's speak now to our correspondent charlotte gallagher at the base of grenfell tower. and the greenheart atop it reminds us and the greenheart atop it reminds us that green is the colour that has been chosen as a symbol of peace and much more besides on a very difficult day? and incredibly difficult day? and incredibly difficult day. but as you said, green is the colour which now symbolises grenfell. a lot of people chose to go to the services dressed in green. green scarves were given out to people at the church in st helen's earlier today. incredibly difficult, but a very powerful day. people here don't want what happened to be forgotten. they don't want the people who died in the power to be forgotten and they don't want it to happen ever again. they want a nswe i’s. happen ever again. they want answers. there are still a lot of raw anger and grief here around grenfell. as we were walking here earlier, someone shouted "no
justice, no peace" and there are still a lot of unanswered questions a year on. there is also anger about the fact that some people are still in emergency accommodation, families with young children living in hotels. they have yet to find them a permanent home. so there were two services were one at st helen's church, where candles were lit for each of the victims and the names we re each of the victims and the names were read out of each victim. then were read out of each victim. then we had the doves released into the sky, with a similar event at g re nfell tower. sky, with a similar event at grenfell tower. we saw adele and stormzy, both people who had spoken out about what happened and said enough was not being done. the first of the event has taken place today. there will be a silent march this evening, so lots still to come on this day of remembrance here at grenfell. charlotte, thank you. we of course we'll bring you full coverage of all the events and commemorations throughout the day to
mark one year since the grenfell fire. in a moment, a summary of the business news this hour but first, the headlines on bbc news: a memorial service has been held in west london to remember those who died in the fire at grenfell tower a year ago. more than li,500 jobs are to go at rolls royce engineering in a major reorganisation to save hundreds of millions of pounds. immigration rules are to be relaxed — it's expected more foreign doctors and nurses will be allowed in to help fill nhs vacancies. in the business news... engineering firm rolls—royce is to cut 4,600 jobs over the next two years as it refocuses on civil aerospace, defence and power systems. most of the cuts will be among middle managers and back—office staff, particularly at its derby headquarters. there was a boom on the high street
in may, thanks to hot weather and the royal wedding. sales last month were 3.9% up on the year before — much of them in food and household goods stores. they're the best numbers we've had on retail sales for over a year. after spending some 2.4 trillion euros buying up government bonds in order to push money into the european economies and boost lending, the european central bank has said it will wind down its quantitative easing programme by the end of the year — but said it won't put up interest rates until at least next summer. majestic wines, the drinks retailer, is back in profit. the shares are up almost 2% today. in fact, since the beginning of last year, 18 months ago, the shares have risen by about a third, and that's despite going into loss last year, and also despite what the chief executive says has been a tough year — and despite what he says
is going to be another tough year ahead. joining us now is rowan gormley, chief executive of majestic wine. how did you turn it around from last year? we focused on the basics. we focused on holding onto our best people and looking after customers in the best way, which meant they we re in the best way, which meant they were able to grow sales. we looked after costs, and the great thing is that we have a business in the us and australia, naked wines, which went ahead strongly. so although we are uk retailer, we have 20% of our business in high—growth markets like australia and the states, and 45% online, which is growing strongly. 0nline is interesting. naked wines seems to have had that is a growth area, where is the bricks and mortar business, not so much. that has been true this year, but i don't think that will necessarily be true over the future. naked will continue to grow strongly for lots of good reasons. but i think that in the uk,
some boring retail is dead. then what is the exciting experience? well, if you walk into wine shop and all you see is boxes of wine, that is boring retail. if you walk in and somebody friendly and interesting meets up with you, takes you to the tasting counter and helps you find a bottle of wine you have never tried before and opens a completely new chapter of wine for you, that is experienced retail. that is exciting. you say you will be investing heavily in the next three yea rs. investing heavily in the next three years. is that going to be in the online business? if so, i can't see how that exciting experience is going to come through if you are just clicking and collecting. the investment is going into our people. it's going into customer engagement
to help customers have a more personal experience, and it's going into driving growth, both into the retail business and the online business. the way you give customers a fantastic experience online, our naked wines business less uk wine drinkers crowdfund winemakers all over the world. you become friends with your winemaker and you get access to special wines you couldn't buy any other way. that is a great experience. you couldn't do it physically because they live in australia or argentina, and that is where the internet experience is strong. and just one question on the royal wedding. i read that it was going to boost champagne sales. did it? we had a reasonable time for champagne and english sparkling wine, which has done very well. but it also turns out that the specific wine they drank at the english reception is one of ours, and we sold out of that pretty fast. it is good to know harry and meghan drink a nice burgundy. thanks very much. a
few other stories before i go. another retailer — n brown, the company behind the simply be and jacamo clothing — is thinking of closing its 20 remaining shops. it says it may turn into a purely online retailer. to be honest, it's already almost there — only 2% of existing sales are done through the stores, which it said had been "very disappointing". comcast, the us media conglomerate, has launched a £49bn bid for 21st century fox's film and television studios and international businesses, putting it in direct competition with disney, which made a bid last year. it says its offer is i9% higher than disney's. the uk's trade unions have urged company bosses to go easy on employees who want to take time off to watch the world cup. the tuc says it's quite possible using flexible working to allow staff to see the games and put in the hours at work. the markets are all looking fairly
strong. the ftse is up there. rolls—royce are cutting jobs, but people feel it will benefit the bottom line and investors are chuffed about that. all prices are up chuffed about that. all prices are upa chuffed about that. all prices are up a little bit, not very much. —— oil prices. and following the announcement from the european central bank, the pound is a little bit stronger against the euro today. that's all the business news. well, jamie mentioned the royal wedding. one of the musical stars of the royal wedding last month has won two awards at the classic brits. the cellist, sheku kanneh—mason, who's i9, picked up male artist of the year and the critics‘ choice award. 0ur entertainment correspondent colin paterson was at the royal albert hall for the ceremony. last month, sheku kanneh—mason played the cello at the royal wedding. at the classic brit awards, the 19—year—old won both best male and the critics' choice award. it isjust an honour, really,
just a kind of lovely sum—up of my past two years. surprisingly, he is still a student and sat exams last week, but hasn't got his results, due to a bungle. they are out, but i need to go and collect them. you could find them out? yeah, but only as of like two days ago and you need your id card, which i've lost. # i want to be a part of it...# alfie boe and michael ball also had a problem after winning best group. they only give you one? yeah. we have never had an argument. this might be the first one. # it's up to you, new york...# thankfully, for the sake of harmony, they later triumphed in album of the year, meaning they could each have a brit. # we'll meet again...# and at the age of 101, there was a lifetime achievement award for dame vera lynn.
she could not be at the ceremony, but spoke to bbc south east today on the phone. unexpected, but very nice, and it's lovely, after all these years, to get acknowledgement like that. # but i know we'll meet again some sunny day.# colin paterson, bbc news, the royal albert hall. time for a look at the weather forecast. let'sjoin sarah keith lucas. the weather is certainly causing a bit of disruption today. we have a named storm, storm hector, named by the irish met service. and it is causing some disruption to travel, with trees down and some power cuts.
this scene comes from one of our weather watchers in glasgow. you can see the disruption. we will continue to see strong winds for the remainder of the afternoon before they slowly ease later. some of the gusts have been more than 100 miles an hour across the hills. at lower levels, 60 or 70 mph gusts, unseasonably strong winds for this time injune. the cloud is wrapping around that area of low pressure. the cold front is now clear into the south and east and the area of low pressure is heading up because the shetland isles and towards scandinavia. so the strong list of the winds is transferring towards the winds is transferring towards the north and east during the afternoon, but still windy for much of scotland, northern ireland and northern england. in scotland, you can see those blustery showers. the numbers in the black circles are the wind gusts. very windy conditions in
the afternoon. northern ireland and northern england are also windy, with a few scattered blustery and heavy showers. further south, with a few scattered blustery and heavy showers. furthersouth, it with a few scattered blustery and heavy showers. further south, it is looking dry and the winds are not as strong. but more sunshine on offer for the rest of the day, the cloud clearing away towards the east. in the evening, we will still see some of those gusts continuing. the warmest spot are towards the south—east. more showers in northern ireland this evening. then things become dry later in the night. the winds fall lighter. that is the recipe for fairly chilly temperatures first thing. it will feel fresher than last night. friday sta rts feel fresher than last night. friday starts on that fresh note and then it will be quieter than today, particularly in the north. still windy with showers, but not as windy as today. further south, windy with showers, but not as windy as today. furthersouth, largely
windy with showers, but not as windy as today. further south, largely dry just a few isolated showers across england and wales. for the weekend, still some showers on saturday, some of them heavy in the north and west. but things look drier for all of us by sunday, with cloudy conditions. and it should stay dry in moscow for the rest today, temperatures in the mid teens as we look to the start of the world cup. hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy. remembering grenfell. a year after the devastating blaze which left 72 people dead, a community pays tribute. what is important from this day onwards is that those who we have physically lost will never, ever, ever be forgotten. 72 seconds of silence — one each for the victims of the disaster. and i am in west london, where