hello, and welcome to newswatch with me, samira ahmed. victory for england in the world cup on monday, but we hear why not all bbc news viewers were celebrating. and newsnight‘s emily maitlis has a run—in with a german politician. the first full week of the world cup divided the nation into happy and often excited fans, and disgruntled, often angry non—enthusiasts. many of the latter felt the tv schedules and news output were being taken over by football, with england's first game on monday already the top headline 12 hours before it kicked off. you're watching bbc breakfast. the wait is almost over, england make their debut at the 2018 world cup. this morning, the team have appealed for fans to get behind them as they prepare to take on tunisia tonight. get behind us, we'll give it a real go. we aren't there to lay up,
we will go there and give it a go. gillian grey tweeted her dissatisfaction with that. the news channel and bbc one news bulletins continue to look forward to the match during the course of the day, and to look back to england's victory the following day when it took top billing. carol peters contacted us and send us this video. i'm very aware ofjust how important england playing in the world cup right now is to the people of the uk, but i question if it actually suitable to be the lead story of headline news on bbc breakfast as it was on 19june. at a time when we have so many other news stories going on. the refugee crisis of italy, brexit, trump's america, and holding children away from the parents.
but no, instead we get england winning one football match at the world cup as the headline news story. bbc breakfast has an excellent sports bulletin, and it was extensively covered there. so why was also covered as the headline news story? i have no objection to it being a part of the news campaign, but have we really got the proportionality right when it is the lead story? i say not. other parts of bbc news were also under attack for succumbing to world cup fever, with one anonymous caller to our phone line and putting it like this. i cannot for the life of me understand why reports from the world cup are being put in the news programmes when either the bbc is showing a live match, or there's a dedicated highlights package later on.
and quite frankly, bbc, i think you have far too many people out in russia covering the world cup. you have got people from your sports department and the news department telling us the same thing, and it's absolutely disgraceful. for some viewers, the focus on the england team in particular isn'tjust pushing other nonsporting stories out of news bulletins, but also demonstrates an unwelcome favouritism towards one particular part of the united kingdom. cara mcallister put it like this. and bill colville looked forward to the traditional end of england's football dreams. and bill colville looked forward to the traditional end of england's football dreams.
as we mentioned last week, it's notjust the presence of football in news programmes that annoys some newswatch viewers, but the decreasing of news to watch, as those programmes are sometimes moved or shortened to make way for live coverage of the world cup on bbc one. james rogers recorded his thoughts outlining his objection to that practise. i was surprised to find that monday's 6pm news was reduced to ten minutes. given that football did not kick off until 7pm, why was it not possible to have a full half—hour programme? several minutes of the short 6pm news programme were also devoted to football. come on, bbc, there was time on monday in the schedule for both the full half—hour news programme, particularly the full half—hour regional news, and also this could have been done before football kick—off.
while we did want to discuss the impact of world cup programming on the duration and timing of the news bulletins, but bbc scheduling declined our request, instead giving us this statement. we plan to discuss the way bbc news is handling the world cup with a senior editor at some point and the next few weeks, so please continue to let us know your views on that and on any aspect of bbc news. we're particularly keen to hear from those able to reach the bbc studio to record an interview or discussion on friday afternoon. stay tuned for details on how to contact us after the programme. on tuesday evenings newsnight, emily maitlis interviewed beatrix von stoch, deputy leader of germany's nationalist party, afd, on the subject of her party's immigration policy. the two clashed over the direction of crime figures since germany's recent influx of migrants. it's fake news to say the numbers have been going down,
that our country is getting safer, and it's not. you know that's all wrong, don't you? you have the lowest crime rates since 1992, a—25 year low. you know that violent crime rates are down... i'm telling you that that's what your interior minister said. why would you contradict the official status from your own interior minister? you're using crime figures to scare people when they aren't true. you don't have to shout at me when you're doing an interview. that interview produced some strongly—felt and varied responses. some members of the audience felt beatrix von stoch was not an appropriate guest, with catherine leonard tweeting... the opposite opinion was expressed in this post from lee brailsford. immigration policy also provided controversy in the united states
from where nick bryant reported on wednesday on president trump's decision to stop the much—criticised separation of undocumented migrants and their children. zero tolerance immigration policy has provoked outrage across america and around the world. we'll have a lot of happy people. so today for the president, that rare thing, a reversal, a climb—down. all it took to end child separation was the flourish of his pen. miranda diamond felt the full story was not being accurately reported. she e—mailed... three years ago, the bbc launched a new news app that provides us with a more personalised news experience on mobile and tablets. but at the end of last month, those using the app via kindle fire devices suddenly found they could no longer do so, and many of them were not happy. three years ago, the bbc launched
a new news app that provides us with a more personalised news experience on mobile and tablets. but at the end of last month, those using the app via kindle fire devices suddenly found they could no longer do so, and many of them were not happy. but i'm afraid that looks unlikely, as neil mcalpine has written on a blog.
monday's good morning britain on itv had a scoop, an interview with thomas markel, whose absence at the recent wedding of his daughter to prince harry was something of a media frenzy. bbc news carried clips of the interview, which was discussed by nicholas witchell on the news channel. i'm sure the main point he wanted to make was that he had wanted to be there to walk his daughter down the aisle. he apparently had these heart problems, but he was watching it on the television, saying he was very proud and upset not to have been there.
ken chisholm tweeted his reaction. thank you for all your comments this week. if you want to share your opinions on bbc news and current affairs, or even appear on the programme, you can call us on 03700106676, or e—mail newswatch. you can find us on twitter @newswatchbbc, but look at our website, the address for that is bbc. co. uk/newswatch. that's all from us, we'll be back to hear your thoughts about bbc news again next week. goodbye. hello. talk of a heatwave, i'm pretty sure, will be met with cheers and groans in equal measure. that's next week. the warming of our weather gathers pace this weekend. cloudier skies for some on saturday
compared with friday. not all of us are going to be dry, as i will show you in a moment. it is high pressure, settling, drying weather which is building across the uk, you can see the warmer colours moving in as well. the temperatures had up as a further into next week, as we will see in a moment. that said, early risers saturday morning, there will be a chill around. temperatures quite widely into single figures, overnight averages will be heading up as well. as we look at the picture into saturday, cloud around for northern scotland, there will be some outbreaks of rain, especially into the northern isles and quite breezy here compared with elsewhere. elsewhere, light winds and extensive high cloud. the sun will be hazier that it has been. the winds are very light, but quite breezy with the cloud and outbreaks of rain in northern scotland. hazy sunshine though. clearer skies across southern parts. temperatures heading up a few degrees you. elsewhere, many not too much of a difference yet. more of a difference on sunday. the rain will clear away for much of northern scotland in three saturday evening and night. a bit early sunday into shetland. elsewhere, under clear skies, temperatures dip, but again maybe not quite as far as they have been doing. more places holding up into double figures. on sunday, high pressure plonked is right across the british isles. the weather fronts being steered well to the north.
early rain in shetland will clear away. for most, there will hardly be a cloud in the sky. a little hazy in places, particularly across southern parts, out through some eastern areas of england. patchy cloud in north—west scotland. they are the exceptions to an otherwise glorious part two of the weekend. the warmth begins to gather pace. more of us into the low 20s on sunday. bit of cloud towards north—west scotland on monday. elsewhere, plenty of sunshine. the temperatures go up further, low to mid 20s on monday. it is widely into the mid—20s and maybe upper 20s as well as we look beyond that. hotspots getting near 30 for the first time this year. the warmth begins to gather pace. more of us into the low 20s on sunday. bit of cloud towards north—west scotland on monday. elsewhere, plenty of sunshine. the temperatures go up further, low to mid 20s on monday. it is widely into the mid—20s and maybe upper 20s as well as we look beyond that. hotspots getting near 30
for the first time this year. it will be a bit cooler on the coast. remember the overnight temperatures warming up a bit as well. high uv and very high pollen levels in places. looks likely we will make 30c at some stage next week. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is ben bland. our top stories: an american media report says the trump administration is planning new detention centres for tens of thousands of migrants. and mr trump threatens to impose import duties of 20% on european cars, the latest stage in the trans—atlantic trade war. the un's human rights council says venezuela's security forces have killed hundreds under the pretext of fighting crime. and italy says malta has refused to take in 200 migrants currently on board a mediterranean rescue ship.