the pairings will be revealed in two weeks' time. colin paterson, bbc news. who was that in the red dress? i don't know! i will be sharing stories just after don't know! i will be sharing storiesjust after 2pm don't know! i will be sharing stories just after 2pm but before i blush to much more, i will hand you to the weather. a bit of a warm front! i will try to save you. from sequins and sparkle to a dull day for most of us. a lot of cloud out there. this is the north yorkshire coast earlier on. not a huge amount of rain, most places dry. extensive cloud on the satellite picture, the best breaks to the east of high ground, some parts of eastern england and eastern scotland. and in the far south as well. thicker cloud in the far north—west of scotland. high—resolution weather model, more detail, you can see the rain in the
western side of scotland, brightness for eastern scotland, northern ireland pretty cloudy with outbreaks of rain. england and wales, large areas of cloud but mostly dry and particularly on the south coast, late brightness. this evening, southern areas prone to seeing one oi’ southern areas prone to seeing one or two showers, some on the heavy side. and the rain moving out of northern ireland and western scotla nd northern ireland and western scotland and eventually into northern england and parts of wales. ahead of the rain, warm. behind it, cool and. tomorrow, wet weather going south and east, but the wet will fizzle as the day goes on. showery rain in parts of kent and coastal parts of suffolk and norfolk. for many, another dry date hopefully a bit more in the of sunshine, of cool feel for many, a little bit humid in the south—east. wednesday into thursday, pushing various frontal systems to the east
and high pressure starts to build in across the british isles. for the latter pa rt across the british isles. for the latter part of the week, a lot of dry weather. at night—time, relatively chilly. thursday morning, out early, green and even blue on the temperature chart, towns and cities widely down into single digits, the countryside a bit lower, that what patch of mr swell, but thursday another decent day, areas of cloud will build —— patches of mist as well. light winds. 17—20 does not look impressive but it will not feel too bad. the weekend, western areas likely to see more cloud, there could be the odd splash of rain at times, further east, a lot of dry weather, spells of sunshine, and in the south—east particularly, things look like warming up particularly on the weekend. not a huge amount of rain in the forecast but quite a lot of
cloud for the next day or so. that is all for now. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime. theresa may promised £4 billion of support for economies in africa in her first visit to the country. —— to the continent. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me. i think he was very rude. although he wasn't speaking directly to me, he wasn't speaking directly to me, he is very rude. no sympathy for anyone, just save his own thing, that's all. how has all of this made you feel now? good afternoon, it's 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news. jose mourinho has demanded respect as pressure mounts on his position following manchester united's humbling 3—nil home defeat by spurs. mourinho made a point of applauding united's remaining fans inside old trafford for longer than you'd expect after a big defeat. plenty of immediate speculation as to what he was doing
but he says he was just showing his appreciation, something he felt was lacking in his news conference after the game. no, just to finish, do you know what was the result? 3-0. reporter: you lost 3—0. do you know what this means? 3-0! but also mean three premierships, and i won more premierships alone than the other 19 managers together. three for me and two for them. respect... respect, respect, respect. it's expected that arsenal will become a private company today. the majority shareholder stan kroenke will own all the club's shares through a complusary purchase if the remaining small shareholders haven't already sold them to him. kroneke recently bought out billionaire alisher usmanov, to take his total shareholding to 97—percent. johanna konta plays herfirst round match at the us open later. she takes on the french player
caroline garcia this evening in new york. konta will hope to join andy murray in the second round. he beat australia's james duckworth in four sets and will face fernando verdasco next. it was murray's first best—of—five—set match in 11! months, having had surgery on a long—term hip injury at the start of this year. the discomfort i had been feeling in my hip was a lot better than it was over the grass court season. i've got, you know, a bunch of matches under my belt, a lot more training, and just a better understanding of where my body is at. so that was what helped with the decision. another brit cameron norrie is through but kyle edmund and heather watson both went out. there was plenty of talk about another serena williams outfit as she made it comfortably through her first round tie
with poland's magda linette. the six—time champion made her return to the us open with a straight sets win. williams missed last year's championship because she was expecting her baby. her 6—4, 6—love victory over an opponent ranked 68 in the world means she will play germany's carina witthoeft, who's seeded 17, in the second round. and her single—sleeved top and tutu was about more than just fashion. it's easy to play in a kind of aerodynamic with the iam free. —— one on three so it fills really good. the tutu is easy to play in, i practised on it before so it's fun. jonny bairstow says he hasn't given up hope of batting and keeping wicket against india when the fourth test begins on thursday. he fractured his finger
during the defeat in the third test at trent bridge and had to give up his place behind the stumps tojos buttler. bairstow will test the injury at southampton this afternoon where england are practicing. former northampton and england fly—half paul grayson is to return to the saints in a coaching capacity. grayson won 32 caps for his country and scored more than 2,700 points for the saints. he willjoin as a consultant kicking coach. grayson had been a player and then coach at the club for 19 years, leaving in 2012. i'll have more for you in the next hour. you can catch up to date with every sports story today on the bbc sport website. more now on our top story, that prime minister theresa may has called for a new partnership between the united kingdom and africa after brexit, during a four—day visit to africa. mrs may told an audience in cape town she wanted the uk to be the g7‘s number one investor in africa by 2022, with britain's private sector companies investing billions. the trip aims to expand trade with africa as britain prepares to leave the eu next year,
as our africa business editor larry madowo explains. it is an attractive trade partner for the uk, certain it has been it is an attractive trade partner for the uk, certainly it has been for the eu which is the single largest trading partner, but now the uk will have to do it alone starting march 2019. that is why the prime minister is bringing her brexit road show as it were to south africa, the biggest trading partner with the uk. very rich in minerals, so they will be trying to make sure that they can continue to access the uk market after brexit. she will be heading to nigeria next, which does not refine oil, the uk buys a lot of nigerian oil and sells it back when it's refined to nigeria, and then to kenya where a lot of agricultural products end up in the uk. lord boateng was the british high commissioner to south africa between 2005—2009. he told us mrs may's visit was long overdue. i think it's very important,
a welcome visit. there hasn't been a british prime minister in africa for about five years. compare that to the french, the chinese, and others, india, who are regularly in africa. so the prime minister's lead is welcome. the fact that she has brought with her a delegation of british business people, is talking herself about investment and jobs, things that are desperately needed on the continent. so all of that is welcome. i don't think, however, one should underestimate the scale of the task, of the need for britain to catch up, to make the most of its historic advantages and ties in terms of trade with africa, and to see africa as a market opportunity, not simply as a basket case for philanthropy and oda. "oda" being overseas development aid.
that was lord boateng, former british high commissioner to south africa. several people have been injured in further violence in the german city of chemnitz. anti—fascist demonstrators clashed with far—right activists who were protesting after the arrest of a syrian and an iraqi man on suspicion of murder. andrew plant reports. the east german city of chemnitz, in front of its karl marx memorial, several thousand demonstrators chanting anti—immigration slogans. police reported seeing hitler salutes too. tensions here are high after a german man was stabbed on sunday. a syrian and an iraqi man were arrested and a wave of anti—immigration protest took to the streets. translation: now is the time to remain calm and level—headed. the police are investigating and the prosecuting authorities are doing theirjobs. chemnitz will not allow
the perpetrators of violence and anarchists to run rampant on our streets. flowers have been laid where the 35—year—old man was stabbed to death. in the hours after the killing, far—right groups took to social media to call for public demonstrations against immigration. translation: it does exist, the right—wing extremist scene which rears its head every once in awhile. there is also a certain mixture of different groups. for example, football fans. in chemnitz, counter demonstrators called for calm and tolerance. there are reports that immigrants have suffered abuse in the city in the wake of the stabbing. chancellor angela merkel said germany would not tolerate vigilante justice. local prosecutors said the two suspects were still being questioned. andrew plant, bbc news. the us and mexico have agreed to revamp nafta, the north american free trade agreement, in what donald trump called a "really good
deal" for both countries. canada, the other member of nafta, is yet to agree to the new terms and will hold more discussions today. david willis reports from washington. it's a big day for trade. big day for our country. a lot of people thought we'd never get here. it is, in his words, an incredible deal and the president wanted his mexican counterpart to share in the celebrations. i believe the president is on the phone. enrique? which he did... once a white house official had worked out how to divert the call to speakerphone. it's an incredible dealfor both parties. most importantly it's an incredible dealfor the workers and for the citizens of both countries. details of the deal remain sketchy, but it's intended to replace the existing nafta agreement, which donald trump has consistently branded a disaster for american manufacturing. the new deal would keep more car
part production within nafta, something that's good for mexico, and boost the number of parts that are made in factories paying the us minimum wage, something that's good for america. but where does that leave the other signatory to the deal, canada? playing catch—up it would seem. i'll be terminating the existing deal and going into this deal. we'll start negotiating with canada relatively soon, they want to negotiate very badly. mexico wants canada on—board. 80% of its trade is with north america. but at a rally in mexico city, mr pena nieto seemed relieved to have at least reached agreement with one of his country's principal trading partners just a few months before he is due to leave office. translation: we've reached an agreement regarding the main topics of importance for both countries. let's remember that after the arrival, a little over
a year ago, of the new us government, quite frankly we were faced with uncertainty and doubt in regards to what would happen, especially the commercial relationship between us. talks with canada are due to get under way later today. mr trump's relationship with his northern neighbours hasn't always been easy, and he's making clear, if canada doesn't come on board, the old north american free trade agreement will go from three members to two. david willis, bbc news, washington. in a moment we'll have all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc news. the prime minister begins a four—day trip to africa, calling for a new partnership between the continent and the uk. police in the midlands continue their search for a 21—year—old man, wanted over the double murder of a mother and daughter in solihull. flags at public buildings across the united states are to return to half mast after president trump
is criticised for his response to the death ofjohn mccain. i'm ben bland. in the business news. countrywide gets a lifeline. investors in the uk's largest estate agents have approved a plan to issue new shares and raise £140 million in emergency funding. the company owns 50 brands including bairstow eves and hamptons international and employs 8,000 people. large debts and a slower housing market have caused problems for the firm and its share price has plummeted in recent months. the evening standard is reporting that mark carney has been asked to stay on for another year. the paper claims: "the treasury is keen for him to stay on until 2020 so he can provide continuity during the turbulence of brexit." but a treasury spokeswoman denied the story. she told reuters: "we don't recognise their reporting at all." house of fraser has criticised "greedy landlords" that are resisting the new owner's
attempts to cut rents on the store chain's 59 outlets. earlier this month mike ashley, the sports direct owner, bought the retailerfor £90 million after it collapsed into administration. it has been seeking to cut rents in an attempt to prevent stores from closing. liam fox, the uk's international trade secretary, has told the bbc he finds the chancellor's warnings about the impact of a no—deal brexit on the uk economy "rather hard to swallow." dr fox, who campaigned for britain to leave the eu, is on a trade visit to asia and was referring to recent warnings that britain's economic growth would suffer if no deal is reach with the european union before brexit. he also said that if that happens "it's not the fault of the uk government". he then warned that if the eu puts hurdles in the way of a trade deal — it would send a negative signal to the rest of the world about how open europe is for business. some of us remember the supposed
economic shock we were going to get if britain voted to leave the european union. the result of the referendum itself was going to cost us half a millionjobs, it was going to see investors desert the uk and our economy plunge into recession. what has in fact happened? we have added 600,000 jobs to the economy, we saw a record number of inward investment projects land in the uk last year, and our economy has continued to grow. now, that was over a two year time horizon, so projections over a 15 year time horizon are rather hard to swallow. what we can say, i think with some certainty, is that if we get no deal, there will be disruption for the uk economy, i think it is difficult to quantify that, but that is not what we want. and what we have been making very clear is we want there to be a good deal between britain and europe. what does that mean? that means that we get an open, liberal, comprehensive trading agreement with the european union in both our interests.
and just remember, that the european union has a £100 billion a year surplus in goods trade with the uk. what would that mean if we had no deal? that would mean that european countries would have to pay about £14 billion a year to access the uk market. it is notjust that it is not in britain's interests for there to be no deal, it is not in europe's interests either. while liam fox is in asia, theresa may is in africa, saying she wants the uk to overtake the us and become a bigger investor in africa by 2022. the prime minister is announcing plans to boost britain's investment in the continent after brexit. in south africa, mrs may pledged £4 billion in support for african economies, to create jobs for young people. she will also visit nigeria and kenya during the three—day trade mission — meeting the presidents of all three countries — to try and deepen economic and trade ties with growing african economies ahead of britain leaving the eu next march. the prime minister has a delegation of 29 business leaders to promote "the breadth and depth of british
expertise in technology, infrastructure, and financial and professional services," downing street says. joining us now, live from the london stock exchange is rachael o'grady, an associate at mayer brown who advises business investing in africa. what are the potential benefits to uk firms that want to invest in africa, what's the appeal of africa rather than elsewhere? everybody over the last few years has been increasingly investing in africa. africa has so much to offer notjust in terms of its national resources, which remain the same, but in terms of what it's doing to attract foreign investors including uk investors, both in terms of free trade agreement within africa as well as bilateral investment agreements with foreign countries. they not only offer foreign
investors immediate protection, but if things go wrong, a secure way to resolve disputes, which gives investors reassu ra nce resolve disputes, which gives investors reassurance from the outset that even if things go wrong, they will be able to have a fair, in partial recourse before which they can resolve any disputes. it's win—win for both sides. can resolve any disputes. it's win-win for both sides. what are the risks, then, for example, compared with firms that up to today would have been investing in the eu rather than africa ? have been investing in the eu rather than africa? wherever you invest, there's always going to be risks. that's part and parcel of your decision, when you make a decision on investment, whether you proceed of it. africa has historically had less sta ble of it. africa has historically had less stable government and european counterpart ‘s, it's less celeste explored territory, but now —— it's
less known so less explored territory but they are doing so much to promote themselves to foreign investors and developed a legal framework, that although risks will a lwa ys framework, that although risks will always exist as with any investment, the level of mitigation of those risks is increasing. that's one of the reasons why investors are feeling increasingly secure and that's why so many people are competing so ferociously to get a piece of the action. thank you very much, rachel. british shares rose on tuesday morning after a public holiday, catching up with a rally that lifted global markets after the united states and mexico struck a trade agreement. gains in financials, consumer staples and miners contributed the most to the ftse 100. the mood was not even dented when the pound fell to a near one—year low
against the euro after british prime minister theresa may said that failing to secure a deal with the european union before britain leaves the bloc next year "wouldn't be the end of the world". we were talking about countrywide earlier, it is down more than 9% today despite the lifeline rescue deal being approved by investors. i will be back with more through the afternoon. testing of the online registration process for eu citizens who want to live and work in the uk after brexit is getting under way. up to four thousand people in the north—west of england are being recruited for the trial, among them, nhs workers, university staff and students. the home office will monitor how smoothly the system works before it is officially launched later this year. sofia bettiza reports. brexit is only a few months away and the home office is planning ahead. they've asked nhs workers,
university staff and students in the north—west of england to make real applications for settled status. so today, the very first eu nationals will officially apply to remain in the uk legally. up to 4000 of them. the eu settlement scheme consists of three key steps that can be done online. applicants will have to... prove their identity. show they live in the uk. and declare any criminal convictions. the uk faces the enormous task of registering the more than 3.8 million eu citizens who live in britain over the next three years. and there have been concerns the home office lacks the resources to cope with the task. what we really need is a lot of outraged work to be done on behalf of the home office, as well as a lot of local support, outreach work, to indeed
support people through the application process to ensure that as many applicants as possible get through the process in time and are not left as... without any paperwork by the time the transition period ends. so this trial will be closely watched to see how smoothly it handles registrations before it officially launches later this year. sofia bettiza, bbc news. can animals really bring us art? well, if you're yang yang the panda, you have put up a pretty good case. tim allman explains. meet the artist in residence. 18 years old, with the deftest of brushstrokes. yang yang is a mistress of the canvas. just as long as she's not feeling too peckish. translation: well, at first, she found the paintbrush very exciting. she pulled it towards her, sniffed it and took a bite, tasted it.
it's important that only natural materials were used. the paintbrushes are made from bamboo. then she learned what the paintbrush is for, that pictures can be made with it. and it works really well. clearly, her work is a little on the abstract side, impressionistic, you may say. but there does seem to be some emotional connection to her work. translation: we decided to have the pictures painted in black because pandas are black and white, so she paints black on white. the paintings vary a lot. if she feels more expressive, then her paintings are a bit wilder. sometimes they have relatively little paint on the canvas, it all depends on the mood of the day. her paintings are now on sale, 100 of them up for grabs, each one selling for more than $500. the zoo says it will use the money to raise awareness about pandas. and each picture will come with a certificate of authenticity, although this artist never signs her work.
now it's time for a look at the weather with ben rich stay with us from 2pm, i am on as a guest with simon, to discuss all things strictly, what could go wrong! i will see you at 2:20pm! you will be waltzing on the catwalk! a lot of cloud around today, limited brightness, some spells of sunshine but this is how it looked on the north yorkshire coast earlier on. this is the view from space, a fair amount of cloud, some breaks in the cloud, some sunny spells particularly across the far north of
england, the east of scotland and cloud breaks developing across the far south of england. this weather front beginning to push into the north—west bringing outbreaks of rain across the western sky do scotland, northern ireland clouding over this rain approaches from the west. and then for england and wales, we see quite a lot of cloud but some sunny spells, perhaps east wales, the west midlands seeing a few breaks in the cloud, certainly southern counties of temperatures for southampton 19 or 20 degrees. this evening, a few showers developing across southern and south—eastern parts of england. his frontal system moving into northern england and wales bringing some outbreaks of rain. behind that a cooler fuel, ahead of outbreaks of rain. behind that a coolerfuel, ahead of it, relatively warm night. the front will go south and east to its, but fizzling out, some rain in coastal parts of east
anglia. majority dry, some spells the sunshine. a bit of humility towards the south—east. wednesday into thursday, we push these frontal systems away from eastern areas, high—pressure building and what that means is a lot of drier weather for the latter half of the week. the nights will be quite chilly. thursday morning is a case in point. green or blue shades in the temperature chart, even though the towns and cities. in the countryside, with very low temperatures. the cool start on thursday morning, the odd mist touch as well, but a bad day. the small chance of a shower. polite friends need to temperatures will not feel too bad. —— light winds mean temperatures will not feel too bad.
towards the south—east towards the weekend, things beginning to warm. hello. you're watching afternoon live. i'm simon mccoy. today at 2pm: a new relationship with africa after brexit — theresa may announces plans to be the g7‘s leading investor by 2022 and a change in the way uk aid money is spent. i want the uk to be the g7‘s number one investor in africa, with britain's private sector companies taking the lead in investing the billions that will see african economies growing by trillions. it's a diplomatic mission where she can ill afford to put a foot wrong, but is she out of step too with her chancellor, after warnings from phillip hammond about the economic damage a no—deal brexit could cause? police appeal to the public for help in finding a 21—year—old man, janbaz tarin, over the stabbings of his former partner and her mother. paying their respect.