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today at five, the brexit debate intensifies with more conservative pressure on theresa may's grand plan. the former foreign secretary boris johnson says the chequers plan is a surrender — his view is backed by a colleague who spoke to eu negotiators today. mr barnier was, as you would expect, extraordinarily charming and well—informed. and he and i found we were in a considerable degree of agreement, that chequers is absolutely rubbish and we should chuck it and what we should have is a canada—style free—trade deal. the debate is heating up in the week mps return to westminster, as the brexit clock is ticking. we'll have the latest from brussels and from westminster. the other main stories on bbc news at five... a warning to tech firms, from the home secretary, saying they must make a bigger effort to tackle child sexual abuse online. the met office confirms that this summer in england was the hottest on record and the joint hottest for the whole of the uk. it is a useful show. it can do many great things and i am sure it will continue to do that. the broadcaster chris evans announces he's leaving radio 2
after 13 years to take the helm at virgin radio's breakfast show. and england's highest test—scorer alastair cook announces he will retire from international cricket after this week's final test against india. it's five o'clock. and our main story... in the week parliament is set to reassemble at westminster, the debate around the brexit process has intensified following the latest intervention by the former foreign secretary, boris johnson. he has again attacked the prime minister's plan, agreed at chequers in the summer, accusing theresa may of going into battle with the eu, with the "white flag fluttering". his view is backed by fellow conservative mpjacob rees—mogg, who's been meeting the eu's chief negotiator michel barnier. the labour mp hilary benn has also
been in brussels for talks. they both agreed that parts of theresa may's plan are not acceptable to brussels. our political correspondent susana mendonca has more details. the former foreign secretary has never been a fan of the prime minister's plan for brexit. he resigned over the issue injuly and now he is taking aim yet again. writing in his newspaper column, borisjohnson said the chequers plan meant going into battle with the white flag fluttering. he said it would lead to victory for the eu while leaving the uk lying flat on the canvas, and that the government would be handing over taxpayers' cash for two—thirds of diddly squat. it comes as the government prepares to get set for what is likely to be the toughest period yet in the brexit negotiations. a spokesperson for number 10 said boris johnson had offered no new ideas on brexit and that the country needed serious leadership. that was a view echoed by the former home secretary,
speaking with the bbc‘s politics live earlier. i don't think it's helpful, all of this kind of fervent but short—term approach to brexit which just has two or three words to try and sum up a strategy. this isn't a strategy, it's not a plan. once again, it's a case of leap before you look. there is absolutely no proposal here. the best shot we have, i feel, for brexit that will work for the uk, is the chequers deal the prime minister has. the comments will be seen as a rallying call for conservative brexiteers. jacob rees—mogg and others are gearing up to put forward an alternative to the plan forged at chequers, which has also met opposition from tory remainers, who want a closer relationship with the eu. we have been negotiating that long term free trade agreement along the lines of canada. we are not going to be able to get to nirvana in one step. the prime minister has one plan for a transition which is much worse than my plan. the government insists its brexit strategy is precise and pragmatic,
but opposition is mounting in tory ranks and that is before the prime minister even tries to get her plans past parliament. a national campaign pushing for a people's vote on a final brexit deal has been gathering cross—party support from some mps. labour doesn't support a second referendum, and says theresa may's chequers plan is finished. i think the conservatives will fall apart. i don't think they will secure a deal that will protect jobs and the economy. that is why the government should move aside and let us get on with the negotiations. those negotiations are continuing, but things could be rather awkward after the eu's chief negotiator said he was strongly opposed to key parts of the prime minister's plans. susana mendonca, bbc news, westminster. let us speak to norman smith at
westminster. we have had jacob rees—mogg meeting michel barnier today. if they sense of a clearer picture of the kind of intensity of opposition to parts of this chequers plan? what has been made very clear is that we are never involved any fight to finish over mrs may's chequers plan but also over her leadership, both are linked inextricably and although we have here from prominent brexiteers saying that this is not about theresa may's leadership, speak to them privately and they will openly acknowledge that theresa may cannot survive the chequers plan going down because it would simply be incredible if parliament was to say no toa incredible if parliament was to say no to a plan that he has made central to her premiership and then expect to go back to brussels on bended knee and say, never mind about chequers, i have another plan. it is simply not credible. for that reason precisely some brexiteers openly predict that boris will johnson be leading the tory party by
christmas or easter, not the view i am told that mrjohnson himself shares, but that in part explains why we have seen this ferocious pushback by number ten but the prime minister's spokesman delivering the weathering assessment to journalists of mrjohnson this morning, saying that he had no new ideas, nothing new to say. now was the time for serious politicians with serious plans, by implication, attributes that mrjohnson was lacking in. if you have said, tonight, we have heard from jacob rees—mogg in brussels, accusing number ten of running scared of borisjohnson and intriguingly, mr rees mogg has said that in selfie michel barnier, the chief negotiator, i'd read about chequers. listen to this. mr barnier was, as you would expect, extraordinarily charming and well—informed. and he and i found we were in a considerable degree of agreement, that chequers is absolutely rubbish and we should chuck it and what we should have
is a canada—style free—trade deal. i mean, he seemed to think that was the way forward and has published charts showing that. so, interestingly, eurosceptics and mr barnier are in greater agreement than eurosceptics and the government, or mr barnier and the government. it was very encouraging. to compound theresa may's difficulties, it is notjust brexiteers and mr barnier who are seemingly unenthused about chequers, there are a growing number of former tory remainers who are equally unconvinced by chequers and the signs are that the labour party will also vote against it, including labour party remainers who mrs may might have been relying upon to support her. so, when you look at it in that context, you would have to say that time appears to be running out for theresa may over chequers. but do not underestimate the prime minister. again and again she seems to have been in a situation where she seems to be walking off a cliff
edge and time and again at the last minute she somehow manages to pull something out of the hat. the one big plus that her side comfort themselves with is that she at least has a plan. no one else so far has produced a credible and detailed alternative to chequers, and until they do, i think number ten will still hope that at the last minute, they can get chequers through parliament. norman, many thanks once again. norman smith but the latest for us at westminster on the brexit process. the met office has confirmed that 2018 will go down in the record books. it was the hottest summer on record in england, and the joint—hottest for the whole of the uk. figures out show that the sweltering conditions we experieced injune and july actually gave way to a much more average august. the record—breaking figure for england narrowly beat the temperatures during the summer drought of 1976, with the uk experiencing its hottestjune day in 41 years when a temperature of 34.5 celsius — that's 94 degrees fahrenheit —
was recorded at heathrow. tomasz schafernaker is here with the details. firstly, tomasz, as we look back, just to sort out the clarity of the records that have been broken firstly. the hottest in england, joint hottest for the rest of the uk. yes, if we take the temperatures on average across the whole of the uk, including all of the nations, it wasjoint uk, including all of the nations, it was joint hottest 2018, 2006, 2003 and 1976. those four years came to pretty much exactly the same average with in .1 of the degree. because of that, it was too close to call which one of these years won. so we have said all four basically are about the same. specifically about england, that is slightly different because that record is different.
yes, anyone who lives in england knows how prolonged the heat was. we had so many days of temperatures above 30 degrees and, in fact, we had more days of 30 degrees and over than in 1976. every average that out it turns out that england has had its hottest summer on record. one that we will remember. we are enjoying some of these images and reflecting on what was on the past few months. we should also reflect on the fact that it is, of course, provoking another phase in the debate on, rb in a different phase of weather? is our weather noticeably changing? or, because you have mentioned previous years, there will be people suggesting we have had these spikes in the past, let us not talk about reform of the change. well, if you think about it, we have been seeing hot years very close to each other. 2003, 2006, 2018, very
close together, we are getting this kind of heat waves, if this department? it looks like it, and according to the met office, it is consistent with global warming. who knows, maybe we will have another hot summer next year? perhaps not for another ten years. but the suggestion is that we will probably have another one like this sooner rather than later. tomasz, thank you for that. tomasz schafernaker with some more information on those weather records today. a labour party official who suggested jewish "trump fanatics" were behind accusations of anti—semitism in labour ranks has been re—elected to the party's ruling body. peter willsman was criticised when a recording of his remarks emerged injuly, and the pro—corbyn momentum group withdrew its backing for him — he is one of nine people elected to labour's national executive committee. let's talk to our political correspondent eleanor garnier, who is in westminster... the nec clearly has its own status.
what does this latest election mean? peter willsman, this man who caused much controversy earlier in the summer much controversy earlier in the summer with those remarks that he made, calling some jewish summer with those remarks that he made, calling somejewish people donald trump fanatics that lacked evidence of anti—semitism in the labour party, despite those controversial comments, he has been elected back onto the labour party bosman ruling body, the national executive or nec as it is called. and we know that the labour party has been engulfed in a war of words about anti—semitism, not just has been engulfed in a war of words about anti—semitism, notjust in the previous expat in the months before. peter willsman is a long—standing activist, he is an ally ofjeremy corbyn and there was outrage, not just amongst critics but some supporters ofjeremy just amongst critics but some supporters of jeremy corbyn just amongst critics but some supporters ofjeremy corbyn at those comments that peter willsman made. the dead at the time apologise, but he also said that he had been
misreported and this angered many in the jewish community, many misreported and this angered many in thejewish community, many labour mps as well, and many could not believe that he was not suspended from the labour party at the time. and i think there will be some pretty strong reaction to the fact that he has been re—elected back onto labour's ruling body. we are yet to get a reaction, this news has just broken in the last 50 minutes or $0. just broken in the last 50 minutes or so. but the jeremy just broken in the last 50 minutes or so. but thejeremy corbyn goes into the new political term, if you like, mps are due back here tomorrow with this bowl of anti—semitism still hanging over him. and the real challenge to get a grip of the issue. on the same issue again, because mr corbyn spoke publicly at least for the first time following the decision frank field not to be pa rt the decision frank field not to be part of the parliamentary labour party anymore because he is accusing the party of being abusive in some ways and of the dealership feeling u nfa i rly ways and of the dealership feeling unfairly on people. mr corbyn said he did not feel that frank field
needed to resign like that and that there was democratic debate needed in the party. how has that been read? yes, he said he was sorry to see frank field go. of course, he resigned at the end of last week, another pressed any row over anti—semitism in the labour party. but he did say that he did not see any need for field to go. frank field is a veteran mp. he has been in parliament for many decades, but he decided he was going to the quit parliamentary labour party and stand as what he called an independent labourmp. as what he called an independent labour mp. frank field has indicated today that he is not going to be going for a by—election in his constituency. instead it is understood that he is going to challenge the labour party over his threat of expulsion from the party. so, more trouble forjeremy corbyn on this issue. whatjohn mcdonnell, the shadow chancellor has been seeing today, head of the crunch meeting tomorrow, in which the party is going to be discussing its new code of conduct and the
international definition that the party adopted earlier this year when it comes to anti—semitism. the party adopted the definition in school, but it did not take on all of the exa m ples of but it did not take on all of the examples of anti—semitism that go with that definition, and that sparked anger amongstjewish leaders and labourmps, but sparked anger amongstjewish leaders and labour mps, but thejohn mcdonnell indicating today that he expects the nec, that ruling body to adopt notjust the expects the nec, that ruling body to adopt not just the full definition, but all of the examples, too, i think, in an attempt to try to put a lid on all of this. but i would suggest that just adopting the definition with all of those exa m ples definition with all of those examples while not in itself be enough to completely read the party of this argument that seems to be going on and on. thank you for that. eleanor garnier, our correspondent. the headlines on bbc news... downing street has hit out at boris johnson, saying, "he has no new ideas" for brexit after he criticised theresa may's plan.
the home secretary threatens the tech giants, telling them he will "not be afraid to take action" if they don't tackle online child abuse. nine prominent supporters of the labour leaderjeremy corbyn — including peter willsman who claimed ‘trump fanatics' were behind accusations of anti—semitism in the party — have been elected to labour's governing body, the national executive committee. and in sport, this week's test match will be alastair cook's 161st and last. the former england captain is bowing out of international critic at the oval against india. liverpool forward mohamed salah is only the person shortlist for the fever men's player of the year award. lionel messi of argentina is not on the list. and the british 18—year—old who will be driving in formula 1 next season. the young norris will step up to date one of the main seats at mclaren. i will be back with more on all of those stories just after 5:30pm.
the home secretary sajid javid has demanded that technology firms do more to help protect children from being abused online. in a speech in east london, mrjavid said some companies were refusing to take the issue seriously enough. the national crime agency says up to 80,000 people in the uk pose a threat to children online. it also says there's been a 700% rise in the number of child abuse images reported to it over the past five years, as our correspondent duncan kennedy reports. the images are horrific. the numbers are chilling. the challenges are daunting. online child abuse is the grim curse on the internet, and the scale of it can be hard to take in. today's figures from the national crime agency show that there are now around 80,000 paedophiles in britain who pose a threat to children online. they say they are making 400 arrests every month and that 500 children
are being safeguarded every month. the nca says internet companies must do more. 50% of the images that were referred to us during a week earlier this month were known to us. if an image is known, that means that technology companies are in a good position to block access to that image. so, we want proactive and aggressive blocking to make sure people can't access these images. we also want those images taken down as quickly as possible. in just one recent week—long operation, the nca arrested more than 130 people, including teachers, a children's entertainer and a former police officer. today, the home secretary spoke of the horrors of this bleak reality now coursing through britain's online world. do not think that you can satisfy your vile perversions from behind a computer screen or on a smartphone. do not think you can hurt our children or support
or encourage others to do so. do not think that you will get away with it, because we will make sure that you don't. our children deserve to have their innocence and their futures respected and protected and to grow up without fear. the home office is already funding one technology project which automatically trawled through the internet to capture images of child abuse. but this is a cross—border business, involving money, paedophiles and the exploitation of vast numbers of children. duncan kennedy, bbc news. chris evans, one of the britain's best—known broadcasters and entertainers and one of the bbc‘s highest paid stars, is leaving radio 2 at the end of the year. chris evans has been with the station for 13 years and presents the breakfast show, currently the uk's most listened to radio programme. he's returning to work for virgin radio, as our entertainment correspondent lizo mzimba reports. one of the uk's biggest
broadcasters, minutes after telling his millions of listeners the unexpected news. i'm going to leave. i'm going to leave radio 2. i'm leaving radio 2. i've been here for 13 years. and i've been on the breakfast show for eight years, taking over from the great sir terry wogan. a brilliant time, a fantastic time. an amazing time. i have loved every single minute. why is the show so special, the radio 2 breakfast show? well, because it was sir terry's show. it was very important. it is an important show. it is a useful show. it can do many great things and i am sure it will continue to do that. you must have been touched by the reaction on social media from the listeners. massive, massive. but four months to go. he is returning to the virgin radio brand on their relatively new digital station. he had previously hosted breakfast on what was once virgin, now rebranded as absolute radio. many believe his successor should be a woman. there will be a number of women who will be considered. there are many women who work
across radio 2 and bbc radio and indeed the bbc and beyond. they are very able and of course we will be considering them. there are many able men. the most important thing that we do is to select the best and the right person and that is what we will do in the fullness of time. his loss is a big blow to the bbc. he was named as its second—highest earning presenter, with a salary of around £1.6 million, but he brings in more than nine million listeners. an increase compared to his predecessor sir terry wogan, and his breakfast show is the most listened to radio programme in the uk. and he has used the popularity of the show to launch initiatives like the 500 words storytelling competition for children, which has been supported by figures like the duchess of cornwall, one of its honoraryjudges. he'll still be on the air on radio 2 until the end of the year when a new presenter will move behind the breakfast microphone. so, listeners won't be saying goodbye just yet. a bbc investigation has uncovered evidence of a thriving black market in controlled
prescription drugs helping to fuel britain's addiction to opioid based painkillers. one of the most popular is tramadol which the tv star ant mcpartlin was taking. now as gps restrict supplies, illegal traders are filling the gap as jonathan gibson reports. i'm in birmingham to do a drugs deal. but the opioids i'm buying aren't street drugs, they're someone's prescription. how much was that again? 20 quid, yeah? yeah. cool lawrence is trading in tramadol. it's a controlled prescription—only painkiller. it's also highly addictive. last year, it was linked to 185 deaths. so you've got quite a good trade in this going? yeah, not too bad. as more gps restrict supplies, black market traders like lawrence are plugging the gap. is it people like me that can't get them from the doctor's? yeah.
and he doesn'tjust sell tramadol. i've got some codeine, ritalin. xanax, i can get that guaranteed almost every single month. it's an imported prescription, so if someone from america's got it, they'll bring it through. lawrence sells what he can get on an ad hoc basis. so the next time we meet, he has a different selection. so what's that? if you're supplying controlled drugs, you can go to prison for 14 years. even if you're possessing a medicine like that, you're committing a criminal offence if you don't have a prescription for it. so you need to be very careful, because this is a serious business. but does lawrence know that? 0h. bleep. what the bleep is this about? it's about you selling controlled prescription drugs illegally, the ones that you've got in that bag there. 0h! no! am i under arrest? you're not under arrest. then go away, please. you don't want to talk about you've been doing?
no. do you want to defend what you've been doing? there's no way of defending it. i have my reasons. it is still of course something that's not defendable. so do you intend to continue selling drugs in this way? to be honest, after that embarrassment, no. but lawrence is just illustrative of a much wider problem, small—scale opioid dealers feeding what's become a british addiction. jonathan gibson, bbc news. if you live in the west midlands, you can see that investigation in full on the new series of inside out which starts tonight at 7:30 on bbc one. it will also be available for other viewers on the bbc iplayer. a man with a prosthetic leg is suing a local council because he wasn't allowed to play on its golf course using a buggy. paul houghton claims brentwood borough council discriminated against him, but it denies that and it's defending the claim. it's a case that could have implications for many other people with disabilities. our legal correspondent clive coleman reports. you've got a, what,
120—yard carry to the green? 120—yard, all carry, into a very, very stiff breeze. paul houghton is lucky to be alive. in 2000, while working as a roofer, he knelt in contaminated water and contracted a deadly bug that can eat muscle and body tissue at a rate of 2cm an hour. well, you got over. paul's right leg was amputated above the knee and he received the last rites in hospital. my swing isn't very orthodox. golf has become an important part of paul's life, and a buggy enables him to get around a standard five—mile course. he's represented england 13 times and played in europe. in august 2016, paul had booked to play a round at this golf course in essex, owned and operated by brentwood borough council. but on his way to the tee, he claims he was told he would not be allowed onto the course
without a letter from his doctor justifying the medical need for a buggy. i couldn't believe it, i really couldn't believe it, to be told that i couldn't play because i was disabled. what sort of message do you think that sort of response sends out to disabled golfers, disabled people? it sends the message out that we're not welcome, that we're not part of society, and that we're not included. and that we can'tjoin in a sport that is accessible to everybody because we need to use other equipment to play the game. in refusing to allow him to use his buggy, paul claims that brentwood borough council were discriminating against him because of his inability to walk around a golf course. in effect, he says that the council were applying a policy that indirectly discriminates against all disabled people who need a buggy to play golf. brentwood borough council is defending the legal action, and declined the bbc‘s invitation to comment on the case.
that's a really good shot. golf is sometimes seen as elitist. paul houghton is determined that, by playing it and pursuing his action for discrimination, the sport will become ever more inclusive. clive coleman, bbc news. some breaking news. just to recap that peter willsman has been elected among others to labour's governing party, the nec. he was criticised in the summer when it emerged that he had claimed that donald trump fanatics were behind accusations of anti—semitism in the labour party. so, momentum, the group that supportsjeremy so, momentum, the group that supports jeremy corbyn, nine so, momentum, the group that supportsjeremy corbyn, nine people elected to the nec today. they were put forward by omentum. although momentum that remove people from the
slate once the controversy emerged. so, he has been elected with the others. interesting that there has been a reaction already from some labourmps, including been a reaction already from some labour mps, including the mp west riding, a rather strongly worded statement from him saying that peter willsman has shown that he is unfit to serve on the labour party's nec and should have been booted off of the body. more reaction coming in andi the body. more reaction coming in and i will give it to you as soon as we get it. it is 5:28pm. let usjoin tomasz for the weather. hello, better see what is in store this week after that beautiful weekend that some of us had. it is going to turn overall, quite a bit cooler, especially towards the end of the week, but today, temperatures managing to get up to around 25 degrees to supplement any south tees, but a lot fresher across some of these north—western areas of the
uk. for the weather, of these north—western areas of the uk. forthe weather, cloud of these north—western areas of the uk. for the weather, cloud and spots of rain this evening perhaps in some northern areas, but overall it is going to be a dry out from most, 13 in the south, fresher in the north. temperatures down to single figures. seven or eight in the countryside. variable amounts of coach tomorrow in the central areas but generally the central area looking dry, the chance of the few spots of rain in the farce of this, but that is pretty much it. temperatures in the low 20s in the south, but it or high teens for the north. goodbye. this is bbc news. the headlines: downing street has retaliated against borisjohnson saying he "has no new ideas" for brexit after he criticised theresa may's plan. the former foreign secretary said the approach agreed at chequers "mea ns disaster" for britain. his view has been backed by a colleague who spoke to eu negotiators today. michel barnier was extremely
charming and well informed and we we re charming and well informed and we were of agreement that checkers is rubbish and we should chuck it and have a canada style free trade deal. the home secretary, sajid javid, has warned he will take action against technology companies if they don't help to tackle child sexual abuse online. mrjavid highlighted the live—streaming of child abuse as a growing problem. and england's heatwave this year makes the record — the met office confirms it was the hottest ever and 2018 was the joint hottest summer on record for the uk as a whole. nine prominent supporters of the labour leaderjeremy corbyn have been elected to labour's governing body the national executive committee. they include peter willsman who claimed ‘trump fanatics' were behind accusations of anti—semitism in the party. sport with james pearce.
good evening. alastair cook has announced his retirement from international cricket after what's been a record—breaking career. the former england captain will play his final test at the oval against india, which starts on friday. he's now 33 and his statistics hold up against any batsman — he's scored 12,254 runs and made 32 centuries in 160 tests — all england records. here are some more details on cook's career. he made his test debut in 2006. and became test captain six years later, taking over from andrew strauss. he led england for a record 59 tests, winning ashes series in 2013 and 2015. and became england's record run—maker in tests, when he surpassed graham gooch's mark of 8,900 in may of 2015, before becoming the youngest cricketer to reach 10,000 test runs a year later. he resigned as test captain, making way forjoe root in february of last year, saying it was "an incredibly hard decision" taken
at the "right time" for the team. cook has confirmed he'll continue to play for his county, essex. and another former essex and england captain graham gooch, one of those former england record holders that cook surpassed, says he must be considered as one of the best of all time. you could say there are more exciting players to watch, more entertainers to watch but he will have to be ranked in the top two or three, i would say. apart from him andjimmy three, i would say. apart from him and jimmy anderson, most players have been brought up in the t 20 era. they have scored in that type of play as well as the traditional play. i think he is a dying breed, sadly. the test player who can occu py sadly. the test player who can occupy decrees, graph for his runs on someone you know, occupy decrees, graph for his runs on someone you know, but when they go in, they will give you everything and someone will have to prise them out. in a five—day game, that is a
priceless commodity because it is a long game. i am not going to sit on the fence, i would like to think there will be someone else, but i cannot see anyone on the horizon. some colleagues past and present have paid tribute. liverpool forward mo salah is on a three—person shortlist for the fifa men's player of the year award. but one of the regular names on the list hasn't made it. salah helped liverpool reach the champions league final in may, and scored 44 goals in all competitions. cristiano ronaldo and luka modric are the other two nominees for the award. so barcelona and argentina forward messi — a five—time ballon d'or winner, missed out on a place in the top three. andrew robertson has been named as the new scotland captain.
the liverpool full—back takes over from scott brown who retired earlier this year. his first games as captain will be a friendly against belgium on friday, and then the uefa nations league tie against albania a week today. you might not have heard of him until today. he's only 18 years old, but british teenager lando norris is set to become a star of formula one. he will drive for mclaren next season. he's been the team's reserve driver, and took part in first practice sessions in spain and hungary this season. he'll race alongside carlos sainz, who's replacing the retiring fernando alonso. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. the tennis isjust the tennis is just getting under way now at the us open. that is all from me. an investigation by bbc scotland's disclosure team has found
a senior surgeon harmed patients for years, and that the health board didn't have the systems in place to pick up on his mistakes. the former head of neurosurgery at nhs tayside was allowed to continue operating, even after an external investigation found that he was injuring patients. dozens claim they have been harmed. nhs tayside says it has changed its practices as a result. our correspondent lucy adams has this exclusive report. jules rose was a keen runner, but, in 2013, she was told she had a brain tumour. she was nervous but reassured because her surgeon, sam eljamel, was the head of department. he had even featured on the bbc. she had surgery and was told by mr eljamel it had gone well. but there was bad news. the surgery would have to be done again. later, she found out the explanation she had been given for the second operation was not true. he had removed her tear gland
instead of her tumour. it's atrocious for nhs tayside to allow this surgeon, who had blatantly made a mistake the first time, to allow him to perform another complex operation. it is unthinkable. she is one of at least 55 patients who complained after surgery by mr eljamel. we asked an expert neurosurgeon to review some of their records. in one case he found mr eljamel overstated the operation's chances of success and in two others, he believes that surgery was not done. that was negligent. there is no other description. it is completely unacceptable. it is dishonest. we know nhs tayside asked the royal college of surgeons to investigate mr eljamel. and its review is damning. it talks about a surgeon who failed to supervise his trainees, who regularly got his juniors
to do his operations for him, and who rushed surgery. mr eljamel no longer works at the health board. his lawyer told us he has no comment to make. nhs tayside told us there has been much learning by the organisation and many improvements made. but for patients likejules rose, that is not good enough. lucy adams, bbc news. and the full programme, ‘harmed by my surgeon', will be on bbc one in scotland tonight at 7.30 and on the bbc news channel at the weekend. more on the election to labour's
committee. amanda bowman who is vice deputy of the board of british dues said this... is reprehensible comment about dues is appalling. it is not helped by labour's efforts to rebuke him. the general secretary has let him off the hook. these are accusations made by amanda bowman, the vice president on the board for british dues. it has taken place during a summer of denial by the leda lee —— labour leadership. his election is proving still to be
highly controversial. if there is any more reaction to that we will bring it to you straightaway. motorists stopped by police in some areas of england will have their licences revoked immediately if they fail a roadside eye test. motorists will be asked to read a number plate from 20 metres. the crackdown aims to catch drivers who get behind the wheel each day despite having defective sight. in 2012, a study claimed poor vision was causing almost 3,000 casualties a year. the forces operating the test are thames valley, hampshire and west midlands. jackie rason's daughter cassie died in 2011 when an 87—year—old motorist lost control of his car. he had failed a police eyesight test days earlier. jackie got cassie's law passed in 2013, meaning that police officers can now request an urgent revocation of a driver's licence
through the dvla if they believe other road users would be at risk. jackie, thank you forjoining us. given we have this news about the immediate withdrawal and potentially in three force's areas, what are your thoughts on the potential impact? i am hoping it will get a lot more people on the roads off the roads. hopefully stop drivers that shouldn't be driving. do you think the journey to this point has been rather slow? we are here now. i think it could have happened a lot sooner, but nevertheless we are here now. but i still think we need to do more than we are doing. these drivers should be stopped before it gets to the point where the police are having to revoke their licences at the roadside. this is a crucial
point. this is one measure today, but i am interested in asking you how you think this process could be opened up to be far more radical in a way, so that as you say, it is more preventative? you'll only have to have an eyesight test reading a number plate when you take your initial test. there is nothing in place from that point. every ten yea rs place from that point. every ten years you place from that point. every ten yea rs you have place from that point. every ten years you have to have your license renewed. why isn't an eyesight is pa rt renewed. why isn't an eyesight is part of that renewal and them from the age of 70 you have to reapply every three years, self certification. at the very least, a basic eyesight test. if that was implemented and introduced it would read out a lot of the drivers. your eyesight deteriorates gradually and you adapt to the loss of sight. whereas if you at least had a check at some point, but should hopefully help. i imagine you have made this point many times, but what is the rationale for not having included
this until now? is it a matter of resources ? this until now? is it a matter of resources? you tell me, i don't know. i cannot imagine implementing that would be that resource intensive when you think how much it costs to keep traffic officers on the road and then have to take the action they do subsequently went drivers failed the roadside eyesight test? your daughter, tragically lost her life in 2011. i briefly mentioned the circumstances and we have a lovely image on the screen now. i am wondering in the seven yea rs now. i am wondering in the seven years that have passed since then, what kind of reaction you might have had over those years given the kind of nature of the campaign you have been engaged in? i have been called many things, a gist being the most polite. it isn't an age issue, it is about people being fit, capable and about people being fit, capable and a double —— able to drive a car.
they can be classified as a dangerous weapon, if you are not fit you are putting people's lives at risk. it is about capability. it is about capability. i am prodding at the kind of nature of the argument. do you think some people would simply be annoyed and irritated at the prospect of it and that is part of the reason may be that politicians as well have been more relu cta nt to politicians as well have been more reluctant to engage here?|j politicians as well have been more reluctant to engage here? i think a lot of voters are of an age where eyesight tests might be appropriate and that is why action isn't taken. but i don't know, because isn't this about road safety? wouldn't everybody want to make sure that those that were driving be capable to be driving. what i would also say is maybe put yourself into my shoes and families like me who have lost lives needlessly, because that is exactly what it is, needlessly. what would you say to those who said that
cassie's law, which was passed in 2013, was enough and that was a big step forward and doesn't need any more addition? i think it is because the numbers who have had their licences revoked as a result of using cassie's law, the last officials i had was 1200 and that is just the officers that use it. if you times it up can you imagine how many drivers are out there that shouldn't be on the roads and the potential accidents and deaths we talking about. the potential extent is terrifying. three forces, i think lam right is terrifying. three forces, i think i am right in saying, thames valley, hampshire and west midlands, all of them english forces, nothing in wales, scotland and ireland. i them english forces, nothing in wales, scotland and ireland. lam assuming you would like all forces to have the ability to adapt to be able to apply for an urgent revocation on the spot if they stop a motorist whose eyesight is clearly deficient? absolutely. timmy, it is
simple, you are not fit to drive and the opportunity is there so let's get the drivers off the road. it's not just the get the drivers off the road. it's notjust the people they damage, but themselves. what are the prospects of extending this beyond the three forces i mentioned? personally, i don't see any reason why it can't be. it is a no—brainer as far as i am concerned but you would have to speak to those people who make those decisions ultimately. very good talk to you jackie, thank you for coming in today. thank you very much. talking about cassie's law and the additions to it being tried now by three forces in england. the headlines on bbc news: downing street has hit out at borisjohnson saying "he has no new ideas" for brexit after he criticised theresa may's plan the home secretary threatens the tech giants — telling them "he will not be afraid to take action" if they don't tackle online child abuse.
nine prominent supporters of the labour leaderjeremy corbyn — including peter willsman who claimed ‘trump fanatics' were behind accusations of anti—semitism in the party — have been elected to labour's governing body the national executive committee. a fire has destroyed part of one of liverpool's most famous landmarks — the littlewoods pools building. it's feared that the roof and upper floor of one wing of the art deco structure — which has been empty since 2003 — have been lost. merseyside fire and rescue service say 50 firefighters tackled the fire at its height. no one was injured. it's been described as a cultural tragedy, brazil's national museum has been gutted by a huge fire. most of the 20 million artifacts have been destroyed, including the oldest human remains ever found in the americas. brazil's oldest scientific institution, once the residence for the portugese royal family,
housed unique fossil collections, meteroites and dinosaur bones. officials have blamed lack of funding for the museum while there have been complaints about its dilapidated state, as our correspondent katy watson explains. brazil's woken up to these scenes of devastation. what was once the portuguese royal family's residence is now just a burnt—out shell. this was the most important natural history museum in brazil, arguably one of the most influential museums in the region. it had 20 million items in its collection — most of those are thought to have been destroyed. firefighters came on the scene around 7:30pm on sunday evening. it took until the early hours of monday morning for the fire to be put out. the firefighters' jobs were made much harder because two fire hydrants were dry. they had to access water from a nearby lake to be able to put the fire out entirely. president michel temer says this is a tragic day for all of brazil. 200 years of knowledge, archives and research lost.
presidential candidate for the elections in october marina silva said this was a lobotomy of the brazilian memory. there has certainly been a lot of soul—searching going on since the fire broke out and a lot of tears. people are trying to understand exactly how this could have happened, and a lot of blame is being pinned on austerity measures — public spending cuts. certainly, people want answers as to how such a massive fire could have destroyed such an important museum. petrol and diesel cars will be banned from nine roads in east london from today in an attempt to tackle air pollution. only electric or hybrid models will be allowed on selected roads during the weekday rush hour. it's said to be the first scheme of its kind in the uk. john maguire has more. london's dirty air is blamed for around 9500 premature deaths every year. air quality is monitored constantly
across the city and scientists have a good idea of what causes pollution, when it is at its worst, and who is most at risk. air pollution is like passive smoking the whole time. i mean, the effects of air pollution are very similar to the effects of smoking. you have increases in... obviously, it aggravates lung disease, it causes asthma and aggravates asthma. it causes heart attacks and strokes and it causes lung cancer. just a street away from the diesel and petrol ban zone, is a main road where dr rick thomas from the university of birmingham is using a hand—held monitor to track nitrogen dioxide levels. they are high but well within the legal limit. there are all sorts of pollutants that we can measure from cars. this is just one of them, n02. we are getting about 119 micrograms per metre cubed. this is pretty typical
of what we would expect next to a road, next to all these vehicles coming past. the legal limit is 200 micrograms per metre cubed over the course of one hour. and that has already been breached in various places in london throughout the year. walking away from the main road, this is the area where the rush—hour ban will take effect. it's really important that we actually start with the streets that are the most polluted. at peak times, surrounding a very important school where air pollution is significantly high, the highest in london in terms of our measures for air pollution. so it's important that we look at the streets that surround this particular area, work with our neighbouring borough of hackney and find a solution that really will make a big difference. around the world, targets are being set for electric or vehicles with extremely low emissions. there is no doubt that pollution levels are often dangerously high. it's now up to local authorities, governments, industry and consumers
to decide how best to clean up the air that we breathe. john maguire, bbc news, east london. more now on the announcement by the met office that 2018 was the joint hottest summer on record for the uk. figures show the highs forjune to the end of august were tied with those of 1976, 2003 and 2006. england however saw its hottest summer ever, with an average temperature of 17.1 celsius recorded across the three months. that narrowly beat the average of 17.0c recorded back in the balmy summer of 1976. the hottest day of the year was recorded in july, when temperatures reached 35.3 celsius in faversham in kent. tomasz schafnaker from the bbc weather centre explained that
a pattern of more hot summers could be emerging. we have been seeing hot years close to each other so 2003, 2006, 2018, very close together we are getting these kind of heat waves? is this a pattern? they looks like it is odd according to the met office it is consistent with global warming. and who knows, we may have a hot summer next year but we may not have one for another ten years but the indication is we will have one like this sooner rather than later. let's talk to professor manoj joshi from the climatic research unit at the university of east anglia. when we talk about a pattern of climate change, what is your reading of it? it is consistent with global warming signal and that means these
sorts of temperatures will become likely as the world gets warmer. we have to be very careful that we talk about likelihoods, but people have already started studying the heat wave over northern europe and it showed these sorts of heatwaves... 0h showed these sorts of heatwaves... oh dear, that was a bit of a shame because the professor had an interesting take on the kind of pattern of whether changes we are now seeing. i can only apologise for the technical dropout. why don't i bring you up today on the latest reaction to the election to the national committee of the labour party. certainly to the election of peter willsman, who has made some controversial remarks about the anti—semitism row over the summer. momentum, who supports jeremy anti—semitism row over the summer. momentum, who supportsjeremy corbyn
vigorously, her national coordination laura parker has said, these results are a fantastic victory for ordinary, grassroots members and another step forward in building a reinvigorated, democratic labour party that is capable of winning the next election. the success of all eight momentum back candidates built on our nec results from last year, we're now looking forward to this year's conference where there are open selections for labour candidates are to be debated. when she says the success of all eight momentum back candidates reflects the fact there were nine originally. one of whom, peter willsman has been criticising trump fanatics were to blame for some of the anti—semitism level against the labour party. he has been elected and the other eight momentum back candidates and laura parker making a
pretty vigorous statement saying these are a fantastic victory for grassroots members and another step forward in building a democratic labour party. that reactionjustin andi labour party. that reactionjustin and i am sure there will be more reaction as we go through the evening. why don't we catch up with the weather once again with thomas shafran acca. up up to 26 degrees in one location but over the next few days it will turn cooler and there is a chance of rain as well. not every day but some people will need their brollies from time to time. for the time being, it is still beat for looking across the channel in guernsey. clear blue skies and stunning pictures but more cloud around across other parts of the country. there is a weather front moving across the uk as i speak and you can see it around 5pm off the coast of scotland and north east england and that cloud
stretching further south. the other side of the weather front, the weather is better, more sunshine around but it is fresher and temperatures only around 15 degrees around the highlands and 16 for glasgow. maybe just about nudging up to 17 in belfast. look at the cloud, spots of rain across parts of yorkshire and maybe 12 across wales, the midlands and the south—west. but for the time being, east anglia and the south—east is still warm and sunny and tebbit is possibly in the mid—20s. through this evening, this isa mid—20s. through this evening, this is a very slow—moving weather front and there isn't much wind to move things around but essentially speaking the weather front will hang around off the north sea, north—east coast of the british isles. to the south of that, a little bit of cloud around. in the north of the country it will be quite chilly, temperatures down to single figures we re temperatures down to single figures were as in the south—east, around 13. tomorrow, variable amounts of cloud and sunshine. it does look as
though this more central area of the uk and the south will be at times, cloudy. but elsewhere across the country, there will be little in the way of winds, pleasant sunny spells, but not terribly warm in the north—west. 16 degrees possibly in belfast. we might nudge up to around in london. the outlook for the next few days, variable amounts of cloud, some few days, variable amounts of cloud, some sunshine from time to time but also a chance of catching some spots of rain. notably those temperatures are dipping away. as we had to the rest of the week and into the weekend, looks like low pressure is sitting on top of us on the weather turns more unsettled. internet giants are warned they could face new laws over online child abuse if more isn't done to stop it. as police warn up to 80,000 people may pose some kind of sexual threat to children online, the home secretary says big tech companies must act faster. i'm notjust asking for change — i'm demanding it.
and the people are demanding it too. we'll be asking just how hard it is to stamp out such abuse online. also tonight... downing street dismisses boris johnson's attack on the prime minister's brexit plans, saying he's offered "no new ideas" of his own. it is an important show. it is a useful show. it can do many great things and i am sure it will continue to do that. chris evans, one of the bbc‘s highest paid