‘four and the palestinians now for four yea rs and the palestinians now for four years and this will be a powerful reminder of that. he hasjust years and this will be a powerful reminder of that. he has just since been to a palestinian refugee camp here and soon will be coming to attend some cultural events just behind me. time for a look at the weather. here's ben rich. it is all getting familiar by now, another day of blue skies and sunshine. and according to the met office we already have reached close to 32 degrees in wales. the east coast has been struggling a little, you can see from the satellite picture there has been more in the way of cloud across eastern areas. much of that moving back out to sea. but for some beaches along the east coast we could have some low cloud at times. but fred west you can see
once again in the sunshine it is hot, 28, 20 9 degrees. some spots getting up into the 30s. it has been southern areas that had most of the heat of late but northern ireland and scotland are joining heat of late but northern ireland and scotland arejoining in this afternoon with some spots getting to 30 degrees. but along the east coast it will always be a little bit cooler where we have the extra clout. going through this evening and tonight, some cloud moving further inland just as we had last night. and temperatures do drop away, not an especially warm night. so tomorrow we do it all again, some cloud first thing in eastern areas moving back towards the coast and then a lot of hot sunshine again. you can see how widespread but once will be. in the centre of glasgow tomorrow afternoon we could get up tomorrow afternoon we could get up to 31 degrees. plenty of other
places not far behind. also high pollen levels. heading towards the end of the week, a subtle change. high—pressure that has been dominant this week drifting a bit further north allowing us to drag bit more ofa north allowing us to drag bit more of a north easterly flow particularly into scotland and northern ireland. so today and tomorrow scotland and northern ireland will be hot but i friday a little bit less hot and just some cloud moving across parts of scotland. but 26 degrees in their scope and fed with 30, 30 one. still plenty of heat further south and then the weekend, we have been watching this area of low pressure trying to move up from the south but at this stage it looks like high pressure will hold firm. so the weekend outlook, you guessed it, mainly dry, long spells of sunshine, a little bit cooler across northern ireland and scotland but further south still some heat and very little rain in the forecast. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime.
the doctor at the centre of the gosport hospital deaths scandal insists she did her best for patients as she appears in public for the first time since the damning report. that's all from the bbc news at one — so it's goodbye from me — and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. good afternoon. it'sjust after 1:30pm. i'm tim hague with the latest sports news... england have been training this morning ahead of their final world cup group game against belgium in kaliningrad. both teams already through to the last 16 of course. delli alli is unlikely to return after his thigh strain. there's speculation marcus rashford, eric dier and gary cahill will start though. england are top of group g
at the moment because they have one less yellow card than the belgians. both teams have the same goal at the moment. after argentina scraped their way into the knock—out stage, the biggest question today is, will germany and brazil make it through? brazil take on serbia later, knowing a win or draw would guarantee their place in the last 16. but germany are in a perilous position, going into their match against south korea in kazan, from where our sports news correspondent alex capstick can tell us more. germany's quest to retain their title is still alive thanks to the dramatic comeback against sweden. it was a farfrom dramatic comeback against sweden. it was a far from perfect performance. more about their mental strength, their determination and their hope to provide momentum, a springboard as they go to the tournament. one of the biggest problems is the counterattack that was afforded by sweden and especially mexico. today they will be without one of their
key defenders. he got a red card against sweden and is therefore suspended. they have lost their opening games, but they still have a chance to qualify for the knockout stage. they will have to improve. they know, however unlikely, a convincing victory against germany could be enough to see them through. but while it has not been straightforward for germany here in russia, it would still be a major surprise if they failed to qualify for the knockout stage. germany hoping for less drama. so there are four games in total today. both matches in germany's group are on bbc tv and later, brazil's group will be decided. there's commentary from those games on radio five live. it's not a decision that will please everyone, but serena williams has been seeded for wimbledon, which begins on monday. she's in at number 25, despite being outside the world's top 100, after giving birth to her daughter last year. here's our tennis correspondent, russell fuller. by by ceding serena williams at number
25, the all—england club is offering her limited protection. it means she cannot play another seeded player in the first of the second round, but in the third round if all goes to plans, run into one of the top eight players in the world. this is the one to look out for peer she is number world 32. she thinks it is not fair number world 32. she thinks it is notfairon number world 32. she thinks it is not fair on her or number world 32. she thinks it is notfairon her orany number world 32. she thinks it is not fair on her or any other player who was in that position having earned their ranking over the past 12 months. and there are many other players who share that view. so this decision will not be universally popular. what the all—england club has decided is that serena williams isa has decided is that serena williams is a unique case, an extraordinary champion and someone who has only been able to play three events over the past year because she gave birth toa the past year because she gave birth to a baby daughter in september. in contrast, andy murray is not among the seeded players, following his lengthy absence through injury. he's preparing for wimbledon at eastbourne, where he faces kyle edmund this afternoon. this time last year, most bets would've been on murray to win that but edmund is now britain's number one. he's obviously played
unbelievably well. he is now up in the top 20 in the world and, you know, is only going to improve. you know, i think he's going to keep going higher. he has a really good team of people working with him. you know, he's got weapons and, yeah, he's done extremely well and it will be a very tough match for me. yeah, an intriguing battle between the two of them. yeah, an intriguing battle between the two of them. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. including the build—up to germany's game with south korea. ah right, thank you. a very good afternoon, you are watching bbc news. a very good afternoon, you are watching bbc news. let's talk a little bit more about that enormous fire. let's talk a little bit more about that enormous fire. more now on our top story, more than 50 homes have been
evacuated as a huge moorland fire continues to spread in greater manchester. firefighters have been battling the blaze on saddleworth moor since sunday evening and described it as major incident. fire crews also say it's an ‘enormous challenge' due to the sheer size of it. and also because of the very hot temperatures. and also because of the very hot temperatures. residents describe being drowned by the thick black smoke and had difficulty breathing. currently, i've got about 75 firefighters, greater manchester firefighters, greater manchester firefighters, working extremely hard in very arduous conditions. heat, smoke. trying to extinguish the fire that you can see the effects of behind me. at the minute, we've got four areas of fire. embedded within the area which is extremely difficult to extinguish. we have got a really good water supply in now and we have got a very good strategical pump in place. and as i
said, the firefighters are working in shifts. and they're trying to control this fire as swiftly as they can. the peak district national park and many others are helping and assisting us. there's also a strategic coordination group that met this morning and continues to meet throughout the day. they initially last night. we're with partners to resolve the incident as quickly and safely as we can. there are some work ongoing at the minute with our colleagues in the military to see if it is possible for them to assist us in any way. and those discussions are currently taken place to see if that can be achieved in the short—term. is there anything you want to... my name is brenda. of course, this situation is extremely
worrying for the authorities, particularly for the residents that live here. and for the wider community. but i am really pleased at the work that is going on, being led by the fire and rescue service, and of course involving the police and of course involving the police and our staff here. they are all doing a tremendous job and our staff here. they are all doing a tremendousjob in extremely extremely difficult circumstances. i have been here since this morning andl have been here since this morning and i can see now that the smoke is and i can see now that the smoke is a lot worse than it was when we first arrived and so it is clearly a very changeable situation, almost minute by minute, isn't it, david? we know there are pockets of fire thatjust keep we know there are pockets of fire that just keep popping we know there are pockets of fire thatjust keep popping up. the weather as beautiful as it is, is obviously not helping us because it is dry as a tinderbox up there and of course we have a situation of the wings. a lot of wins is fanning the
flames and the fire. there are so many people here working so tremendously hard and we are very grateful for that. that is the latest briefing given by the local council and the fire service. we will keep you up to date. now to the united states. president trump's zero tolerance migrant policy appears to be in chaos. the head of us customs has said migrants, crossing the border from mexico with children, will no longer be prosecuted. last week, donald trump suspended the controversial practise of separating parents from children after a global outcry. but this means families have to be kept together and it seems there simply aren't the facilities right now, to hold them. our north america correspondent david willis has more. reaction to the ruling from america's highest court was swift. those demonstrating outside the supreme court were not the only ones who are affected by the travel ban.
we are outraged, we're disappointed all backgrounds and faiths. the court's decision hands president trump the biggest victories of his presidencies. upholding the travel ban and rejecting the argument that it amounts to unconstitutional discrimination. this is a great victory for our constitution. this is a great victory for our constitution. we have to be tough and we have to be safe and we have to be secure. at a minimum, we have to make sure that we vet people coming into the country. coming after a torturous legal battle. some have branded the ruling devastating. they failed to stop it and i think it is going to go down in history as one of the great failures of the supreme court. when confronted with a difficult question. the ruling comes at a time
when the president is in broiled in in controversy over his approach to illegal immigration. president trump says national security concerns alone justify a travel ban. his opponents point out that the worst attacks in the united states since september 11 have been committed by either americans or immigrants from countries that are not part of the ban. in a moment, we'll have all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc news... the doctor at the centre of the gosport hospital deaths scandal claims she did her best for patients as she appears in public for the first time since the damning report firefighters say they're facing huge challenges tackling a fire
on saddleworth moor near manchester — local people are told to stay indoors. prince william meets the palestinian president mahmoud abbas in ramallah — the first royal to officially visit the palestinian territories. hello. i'm here with the business news. john lewis has issued a profits warning. it says it'll make a lot less than the £290 million it made last year. profits for the first six months of the year would be close to zero. it's also closing five of its waitrose food stores. more on this injust a moment. the bank of england says the uk has made positive progress. but it says there has not been similar progress by the eu. shares in african budget airline fastjet have collapsed by two thirds, after warning it could go bust
without new funding. the airline is backed by easyjet founder stelios haji—ioannou and operate in several african countries including south africa, tanzania and zimbabwe. let's return to out top business story today and the partnership that ownsjohn lewis and the waitrose says profits in the first half of the year are going to be "close to zero". last year the group made around £26.5 million in the six months of the year. it says the cost of investing in its stores will eat into profits. it's also going to close four waitrose convenience stores and one supermarket. let's hear what one retail analyst has to say. let's hear what one retail analyst has to say. it is another sign of the high street blues that we have seen from a whole host of retailers, house of fraser, nowjohn lewis. i thinkjohn lewis is obviously quite significant because it is one of the strongest players in the market and the fact that it is now saying that it is having to downgrade shows just how tough things are for retailers.
i guess many of you are enjoying the warmer weather and longer evenings. but the summer doesn't just make us feel good — it actually makes us feel like spending more. apparently. and of course that's been boosted still further by the world cup. joining us now is fraser mckekevitt is from retail specialists ka ntar world panel — who's has been looking into this. thank you forjoining us. why are we spending more in the summer? yell not --, we move away from things that we might have been doing in the winter like roast dinners and going to things like salad. and then there's things on top of that, like barbecues. they are eating more and buying more, perhaps soft drinks, beer, barbecues, and that all adds up beer, barbecues, and that all adds up to incremental spending for the
supermarkets. which is pretty good news for them, but they have to get it right. they have to make sure there is stock on the shelves and people wanted by it. as soon as the hot weather comes, it could leave. how does this tie in with this story we're constantly talking about, the ha rd we're constantly talking about, the hard times be experienced on the high street? the supermarkets are doing too bad at the moment. their sales are up by 2.1%. which is even better than a year ago. there was actually a hot spell just before this time last year. but the thing about food spending compared to a lot of the high street, is of course it is not discretionary. if i want to save a lot of money —— if i want to save a lot of money —— if i want to save a little bit of money, i can save on clothes or entertainment but i have to feed my family. a lot of people are watching their money and choosing what this did not buy their carefully. how does the world cup
factor in? is very interesting. go back four years and it was quite frankly a damp whip. nothing happened. but this year things are looking better. first thing, when are the matches on? during the middle of the day. because it is in russia is at quite a interesting time for uk viewers. the weather helps. we have got good weather and the most critical part is how does england do? do they stay in the tournament? we know they have another two games at least. so i would like the supermarkets to do well. fingers crossed. thank you very much indeed. onto some other business stories making headlines today business and union leaders from across the uk and europe have teamed up to demand "pace and urgency" in brexit negotiations. they're asking political leaders from britain and the eu to make real progress at a meeting this week. the growth in house prices has slowed to its lowest annual pace for five years. the nationwide says house
prices rose byjust 2% over the past year — and that there's lower demand from buyers. costa coffee saw a fall in like for like sales at the start of the year. it blamed a lack of shoppers on the high street. the coffee chain is going to be spun off by its parent company, whitbread. let's have a quick look at what the markets are doing. let's have a quick look at what the markets are doing. ftse has been reacting to renewed fears about a trade war between china and the us. it is actually boosted by the fact that some the fears are abating. the cruise company carnival is continuing its recovery from a steep fall on monday. sainsbury has also been doing well — as investors take stock of their planned deal with asda. whitbread has also seen rises. let's talk a little bit more about today's prime minister questions. brexit came up again, perhaps no surprise. especially in light of
those warnings we were reporting on last week or so from various business. let's have some more analysis. hi, norman. a bit of an open day forjeremy corbyn. call it what you will over brexit, over spending plans, corbyn. call it what you will over brexit, overspending plans, over attitudes towards business, you name it. how did mr korver and get on? let's have a look. mr speaker, i am asking the prime minister how many more firms are telling the prime minister in private what airbus and bmw are now saying very, very publicly? no surprise, misses may wa nted publicly? no surprise, misses may wanted to hit back by flagging up labour discussions. this government
has always been a party that will back business and will continue to do so. and... and we... we back business because it is businesses that create millions ofjobs for people in our country, that provide billions of pounds in tax that we can spend out the back on our public services they are the backbone of out services they are the backbone of our prosperity. we were going to have a conservative mp, but i'm afraid rather like borisjohnson has gone a wall. we hear big business complaining about brexit. big business likes being in the single market. they like the status quote. very different from small businesses who might not like the red tape. yell mac i think what we have seen
from airbus and bmw, saying they are 110w from airbus and bmw, saying they are now a breaking point in terms of what they need for certainty. it is a signal that businesses are starting to find that this is an impossible situation that the government has put them into. it is really u nte na ble. government has put them into. it is really untenable. it harms everybody in the supply chain. the government arejust in the supply chain. the government are just not in the supply chain. the government arejust not doing in the supply chain. the government are just not doing anything about making themselves available to actually give it any certainty the businesses. after the brexit referendum, we were told thatjobs will be lost, banks will be moving out. none of that has happened. isn't this just out. none of that has happened. isn't thisjust more out. none of that has happened. isn't this just more of project see her? not at all. it takes something for business to step up and say these things. 50% of investment in
carter manufacturing has been lost. we have to take this seriously. the labour party is the party of business and investment. i think it is about time that theresa may scrap this obsession with red lines and no customs union and keeping the no deal on the table because certainly in my constituency, we want certainty. we have seen the attitude in the cabinet. especially comments from borisjohnson. theresa may has been unwilling to take action over borisjohnsonjust been unwilling to take action over boris johnson just tells you everything about the divisions in the cabinet about this. can ijust add, that the response tojeremy reading out that letter from... itches shows the lack of in disarray when people were laughing. worse
johnson can say as business, and their remarks being said that the airbus was inappropriate. of course they're going to turn intojeremy corbyn will we become a labour government. we are putting a jobs first brexit. people want to reverse the cuts to some taxes and, that is hardly pro—business. the cuts to some taxes and, that is hardly pro-business. certainly the corporation tax is not going to go beyond what it has been historically. we're not going to completely sting business. but you have a responsibility to the workforce the country. business cannot rely on either of them at the
moment. it is a real crisis for business across the nation. what they really need to see is some real opposition coming up. what should be seeing... in scotland, we put forward a plan that even the eu negotiator has said would have been perfectly acceptable to the eu where scotla nd perfectly acceptable to the eu where scotland could stay in the customs union and the single market. now we should be taking those kinds of actions here. it is not happening at all and it is leaving this is all at sea. will labour popped in that position move on brexit? —— will labour's position move on brexit? is jeremy corbyn going to move on that? there is going to be no move. we know we are leaving that european union. it is how we leave. we are
trying to get a better deal for the country and certainly for a customs union and tariff free trade is absolutely what we need. thank you very much for your time. i think ben rich has got the weather, but i think i can guess the weather. it is going to be hot, hot, hot. yes, that is pretty much it. myjob is done. good afternoon to you. lots of sunshine in our forecast for the next few days. temperatures across wales have already gone very close to 32 degrees. once again, it is the warmest day of the year so far. but it has not been plain sailing everywhere. you can see from the satellite picture that the cloud plagued many laces first thing. it is melting away, back out to sea. but some of the beaches may be plagued by a little bit extra cloud
this afternoon and a cooler feel. in the west, a lot of hot sunshine. 27, 28. we have artie seen that sunspots have gone up above 30. a little less hot across northern ireland and scotland. we could go to 30 degrees. we will have a bit of a breeze from the sea and also some of the cloud coming in at times. this evening and tonight, the cloud will come back into eastern areas. for the majority, it will stay dry. clear starry skies. temperatures about ten to 13 degrees. tomorrow, cloudy start for eastern areas but it will retreat. then it will be another day of hot sunshine. the temperatures are widely... 28, 2930. in glasgow
we are expecting it will get to 31 degrees tomorrow afternoon. a subtle change as we go into friday. high pressure which has been dominant, will drift a little bit farther north. it will introduce a little bit of a north or northeasterly flow into scotland and northern ireland. within just into scotland and northern ireland. withinjust a into scotland and northern ireland. within just a few bits of cloud. it won't spoil the day. the afternoon temperatures, forget about 31, more like 26 in glasgow. further south, the heat continues. still the potential to hit 30 degrees. this weekend, we will be watching the area of low pressure. it is possible to have some showers, but high pressure seems likely to stay. this weekend, lots of sunshine, still very hot in the south, a little cooler further north. that is all for now. hello, you're watching afternoon live.
i'm ben brown. today at 2. the doctor at the centre of the gosport hospital scandal breaks her silence and says she was doing the best for the patients. her husband speaks on her behalf. she was a hard—working, dedicated doctor. doing the best for her patients in a very inadequately resourced part of the health service. ‘it‘s like the apocalypse' say people threatened by the wildfire raging on saddlworth moor as dozens of homes are evacuated. we noticed a new thick black plume of smoke and heard crackling and the fire, and there was all this ash and the thick black smoke came crumbling down, and we couldn't breathe. it was horrendous. prince william meets palestinian president abbas and becomes the first british royal to make an official visit