see tres along the western coast. temperatures are most staying in double figures. for thursday the weather front approaching the west of the country. it will slowly push its way southward across the uk over the next couple of days. we have the rain moving into scotland over the next few days. a lot of cloud around four and wales. that cloud will continue to bring some rain to scotla nd continue to bring some rain to scotland and northern ireland through the afternoon. a few patches of in developing ahead of our main weather front running into of in developing ahead of our main weatherfront running into northern parts of wales and england. the rain is likely to be patchy. temperature wise, for most of the uk on thursday we are still mild. i7 wise, for most of the uk on thursday we are still mild. 17 to 19 degrees. cooler again in scotland. a weather front will push into northern ireland and wales on friday so some outbreaks of rain here. the north is
sunnier but cooler in the south the occasional sunny spells. temperatures could reach 21 degrees in london and south—east england compared to the cooler weather working into scotland and northern ireland. this weekend, mixed weather fortunes. a wet and windy start to the weekend at ross england and wales and the rain is likely to be heavy and slow moving. scotland and northern ireland try on saturday. into sunday and brighter weather following but it start cloudy in the north—west. good afternoon. i'm will perry, it's 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news. andrew strauss has stepped down as england's director of cricket after three and a half years in the role. the former england captain had taken a break in may after his wife entered a new period of treatment for cancer. andy flower, who has covered for him, will continue in an interim role before a full—time replacement is found. we can speak to our cricket correspondent, jonathan agnew. a big surprise for you?
i suppose, it is not done enormous surprise. as you said, he has been on the sidelines very much all summer on the sidelines very much all summer with andy flower stepping in. he will be one of the favourites to ta ke he will be one of the favourites to take over thejob he will be one of the favourites to take over the job full—time. he he will be one of the favourites to take over thejob full—time. he has clearly decided he has to give more time to his family, it is a very sad situation. he was trying to juggle the role of work and carer. many people listening will understand that. he has looked at what england have coming up and next is enormous. —— next summer. and quite rightly, he has taken the view that whoever is director of cricket has to be fully focused on the job in is director of cricket has to be fully focused on thejob in hand is director of cricket has to be fully focused on the job in hand for next summer. andrew strauss made a huge impact as a captain of the english test side. but what impact has he made in that role of director
of cricket? it is difficult to know how to assess really because this is a real overseeing, administrativejob. assess really because this is a real overseeing, administrative job. he is not the manager, not the coach. you wonder how responsible is he actually for results. you will be known for the man who for the second time and finally sacked kevin pietersen, of course. but is one of the first decisions he made. he made a great appointment with ed smith as national selector. that was left field and came from nowhere and it was an inspired selection. he has made some really good calls himself, not least by bringing jos buttler backin not least by bringing jos buttler back in from the white ball cricket he has been playing. but this is an administrative role and that is what they will be looking for now. they say the replacement should be in place before the new year tour of the west indies. 2019 is such an important year for english cricket.
an ashes series on home soil and a world cup. you cannot plan for these events. he isa events. he is a very pragmatic individual, andrew strauss. a typical opening batsman, ina andrew strauss. a typical opening batsman, in a way. he gets on with his business. personally, ithink batsman, in a way. he gets on with his business. personally, i think he has done a really good job in difficult circumstances. the england team, their fortunes have difficult circumstances. the england team, theirfortunes have waxed difficult circumstances. the england team, their fortunes have waxed and waned. he has been the director. when you look at next, not simply in terms of what happens on the field but actually fit, it is a huge opportunity for the game of cricket to be sold in this country —— actually off it. the results are important. the man in control has to be in that office not quite 20 47 but he has to be fully focused on thejob and but he has to be fully focused on the job and sadly at the moment, andrew strauss does not believe he can do that. thank you very much. the news that andrew strauss is stepping down as
england's director of cricket. british number one kyle edmund is through to the quarterfinals of the china open after a hard —fought three—set victory against matteo berrettini. both players dominated with their serve in the deciding set. edmund made the vital breakthrough, breaking at 5—5 but had to save another break point before serving out for victory. he'll face another qualifier dusan lajovic in the last eight. 30 years ago this week, the sport of hockey captivated the nation as great britain's men won olympic gold, prompting one of the most famous pieces of commentary in history. he makes it three. where were the germans? but frankly, who cares? barry davies with those famous words. tonight at the olympic park, great britain will commemorate the anniversary of that match by playing germany's neighbours belgium. and it's a first game in charge for new head coach danny kerry. i remember watching, as a 17—year—old that game unfold very early, around some of my
clubmates from pelicans hockey club, way back watching that game unfold, and really thinking, one day i want a piece of that olympic stuff. never really made it far enough as a player, and i think it's great that we're acknowledging that side and what they did. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. thank you. now back to our main story. theresa may has closed the conservative conference in birmingham with an appeal to the party to stick together and support her brexit strategy, saying she was standing up for britain. the speech set out to banish memories of last year's conference, when she was beset by a cough, a security breach, and a collapsing set. in today's speech, the prime minister defended her brexit plans, but cautioned that she would rather leave without a deal than accept the carve up of the united kingdom. leaving without a deal and
introducing tariffs and costly checks at the border would be a bad outcome for the uk and the eu. it would be tough at first but the resilience and ingenuity of the british people would see us through. some people ask me to rule out no deal. but if i did that, i would wea ken deal. but if i did that, i would weaken our negotiating position and have two agree to whatever the eu offers. and at the moment, that would mean accepting one of two things. either a deal that keeps us in the eu in all but name, keeps free movement, keeps vast annual payments and stops as signing trade deals with other countries or a deal that calves off northern ireland, a pa rt that calves off northern ireland, a part of this country, effectively leaving it in the eu ‘s customs union. so let us send a clear
message from this hall today, we will never accept either of those choices. we will not betray the result of the referendum. and we will never break up referendum. and we will never break up our country. i have treated the european union with nothing but respect. the united kingdom expects the same. with brexit talks entering a critical phase, mrs may said the best days were ahead and that the country's greatest strength was the ‘talent and diversity of our people'.
i passionately believe that our best days lie ahead of us. and that our future is full of promise. we have fundamental strengths as a country. english is the global language. we can trade with shanghai of a morning coffee and san francisco at tea—time. our courts are incorruptible. our universities world leading. our soft power unrivalled. a driving force in the commonwealth. a permanent member of the un security council. and soon we will retake our own seat at the world trade organisation. britain will be a champion... britain will be a champion for free trade across the globe. and i want to thank our fantastic trade envoys for leading that work. but our
greatest strength of all is the talent and diversity of our people. we have produced more nobel prizewinners than any country apart from america. we are home to amazing innovators, creators and entrepreneurs. ourwonderful innovators, creators and entrepreneurs. our wonderful public serva nts entrepreneurs. our wonderful public servants are the best in the world. the compassion of our nhs staff. the dedication of our teachers. the bravery of our police. and the matchless courage of our armed forces. don't let anyone tell you we don't have what it takes. we have everything we need to succeed. plenty of reaction to that speech
from 2pm. lawyers for the woman who has accused us supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh of sexual assault say the fbi has yet to interview her about the allegations. christine blasey ford's legal team say it's inconceivable that the agency can conduct a thorough investigation without interviewing her. the senate is due to vote on mr kavanaugh's nomination this week. speaking at a rally in mississippi president trump mocked mrs blasey ford and her testimony to the senatejudiciary committee. how did you get home? i don't remember. how did you get there? i don't remember. where is the place? i don't remember. how many years ago was it? i don't know. cheering. i don't know! what neighbourhood was it in? i don't know. where is the house? i don't know. upstairs, downstairs, where was it? i don't know. but i had one beer. that's the only thing i remember. and a man's life is in tatters. a man's life is shattered. in a moment we'll have
all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc news. theresa may tells the conservative conference that she will not let the country down over brexit and appeals to her critics to back her. pret a manger is to list all ingredients on its freshly—made products, following the death of 15—year—old natasha ednan—laperouse from an allergic reaction. help for the desperate following the destruction in indonesia. aid starts to reach survivors of the earthquake and tsunami, but the death toll has risen above 1,400. i'm ben bland with the business news. pret a manger will list all ingredients, including allergens, on its freshly made products. this is after the death of a teenager who had an allergic reaction after eating a pret sandwich. more on this in a moment. tesco‘s share price has fallen sharply. that's despite the supermarket giant reporting rising sales and profits for the first six months of its financial year. some investors though said the profit growth was weaker than they had hoped to see.
people in their 20s who want to rent a place for themselves face having to pay out an "unaffordable" amount in two—thirds of britain, according to bbc research out today. anyone with a severe food allergy and anyone who works in food retail will know how important it is to clearly point out allergens that are in certain products. after the death of natasha ednan—laperouse, who had a severe reaction to sesame that was in a pret sandwich, there's talk of tightening up food labelling rules. pret itself has said it will now list all ingredients, including allergens, on all its freshly made products. the bakery chain greggs says it is also reviewing its food labelling. joining us now is ben pepper, a senior solicitor at bolt burdon kemp. good to have you with us. this
really matters because as we have seen really matters because as we have seenin really matters because as we have seen in severe really matters because as we have seen in severe cases, a really matters because as we have seen in severe cases, a reaction really matters because as we have seen in severe cases, a reaction can cause death but you have seen cases where even short of that it has had severe consequences. absolutely. it isa severe consequences. absolutely. it is a common issue unfortunately. the consequences can range from anything from minor reactions to fatalities u nfortu nately from minor reactions to fatalities unfortunately and i have these enquiries all the time. as things stand, how specific are the current rules and how do you think from a solicitor ‘s point of view they might change to better protect customers? as it stands at the moment, it is only pre—packaged food items that need to have all of these allergens listed on there. pret were legally able to just point the customers towards the staff who could tell them what was in there but under what is being proposed following natasha ‘s inquest, all
food items would need to be having all of these potentially dangerous allergens listed on the labels. of course, it is one thing for a big chain to be able to do this on scale and absorb the costs of doing so, but i suppose the other thing to bearin but i suppose the other thing to bear in mind is how smaller businesses will deal potentially with tighter rules because it could have a far bigger impact on them. absolutely, it could certainly filter down to smaller businesses as well. it is good news that obviously pret have taken notice of what have weathered rock has taken would not rot happened in this inquest. they themselves could potentially cause these allergic reactions. 0k, these allergic reactions. ok, thank you for your thoughts on
that. how affordable are uk cities? not very according to new bbc research out today. it suggests that two out of three british people in their 20s who want to rent a place for themselves face having to pay out an "unaffordable" amount. they face financial strain as average rents for a one—bedroom home eat up more than 30% of their typical salary in 65% of british postcode areas. many housing organisations regard spending more than a third of income on rent as unaffordable. a salary of £51,200 is needed to "afford" to rent a one—bed london home. joining us now is kevin peachey, our personal finance reporter. what else does your research show? well, it shows across large swathes of britain people in their 20s if
they want to live on their role really are struggling and that is because we have looked at the figures where we have plotted local salaries with local rental levels and seen in two thirds of postcode districts, it is unaffordable using that 30% measure. we're not saying that 30% measure. we're not saying that people don't pay rent above 30% of salary but it is just that it puts take considerable bank of strain on the rest of their finances. how much is it vary across the country? there are differences. london is the most critical. but there are other areas, bath, cambridge, and aberdeen, for example. they are all areas where 40, 50, 60% of salary is spent example. they are all areas where 40,50, 60% of salary is spent on rent and clearly, that means people end up staying at home, they are still living with their parents may be in their 20s. not quite the lifestyle they were expecting. but they are obviously sharing and trying to share those bills. and
what if anything is being done about all of this? well, clearly, landlords say they need to cover their costs. they have got a mortgage and maintenance costs as well and so that is why rents are set where they are. but it is silly women are clearly a supply and demand issue. with the supply, a need for more houses to be dull —— but this is clearly a supply and demand issue. weather breaks this issue for renters, that is an issue. if the bluff a place in an affordable rental minis are less able to put money aside to build the deposit to buy someone eventually. the people we have spoken to say it is just too difficult to rent and save and so they are struggling to get onto the housing market. that is
what they want to do. many want the facility of renting but if they do wa nt to facility of renting but if they do want to buy, they are struggling and it means as we have already seen, people moving into middle age renting. and that squeeze continues long past their 20s. a look at the markets now and the ftse 100 is higher. a rise in shares in itv, royal mail and bt giving it a boost. tesco's share price has fallen though, sharply, after the company reported disappointing profits. outside the top 100 index, shares in topps tiles are up after the group posted its latest trading update. sales were up 1.2% in the 13 weeks to september. the firm has attributed this to its ‘outperformance' of the market and ongoing turnaround strategy. the pound slightly higher against the dollar and the pound. that's all the business news. the winner of the royal institute
of british architects' most prestigious award, the riba stirling prize, will be announced next week. the nominations to become britain's best new building include a student housing development, a cemetery, and a nursery school. we'll look at each building in the shortlist over the next few days and today it's the turn of the sultan nazrin shah centre at worcester college in oxford by neal mclaughlin architects which is a floating auditorium crafted from classic oxford stone and natural oak designed to blend into the established landscape of the college. what the client was looking to
achieve was a space for lectures and performances for the whole community of the college to come together in one space. of the college to come together in one space. and in addition what they wa nted one space. and in addition what they wanted to do was to engage with the broader community and the city of oxford and extend the life of the college. we host the literary festival where people come from all over the country did hear great writers and speakers. it has this beautiful auditorium in the style of an ancient greek amphitheatre. community space is available for dance, exercise, play rehearsals. break—out space. it is a building all about reaching out and coming together. i think the thing i hope makes the building special and unique is the idea of a theatre in a beautiful garden setting. many lecture theatres are quite closed in. they are quite contained and they are permanently blacked out and we tried to design it so that light comes in from different angles. as you are standing in the lecture theatre, the
clear windows are giving you like from the skies and you can see beyond out onto the illuminated cricket pitch but also into other shady part of the garden which are full of dappled light coming through the trees. previously most of us spent most of our time studying in our bedrooms which can be a bit dark and boring and also quite loaning. with this, we can now study in the sultan nazrin shah centre which is a much brighter area and we have a social space. it is a nice balance to have. because the sultan nazrin shah centre is in a beautiful historic landscape, sustainability credentials were really important to us. credentials were really important to us. but also resilience against climate change. we are on the flood plain but the building is raised up above the flood plain so we are pretty confident it is going to be here for 300 years, just as the couege here for 300 years, just as the college has been in the past. you can find out more about all of the nominated buildings on the bbc arts website and watch this year's riba stirling prize live here on the bbc news channel next wednesday evening between 8.30 and 9.
before we cross to the weather. —— let's show you some of the pictures we are getting from sussex. there are the duke and duchess of sussex. this is their first are the duke and duchess of sussex. this is theirfirstjoint are the duke and duchess of sussex. this is their firstjoint visit to the county since they were married in may and it is quite a whirlwind tour. they started off in chichester. they were greeted when they got there by the lord lieutenant of sussex and the mail of chichester. they spend most of their time talking to the huge crowds that had gathered there. they were also shown a very rare copy of the american declaration of independence thatis american declaration of independence that is kept there, just one of two. the other one held at the national archives in washington, dc. the duchess of sussex expressing her extreme surprise to find one in
sussex. they have now moved on to bognor regis and they finish their whirlwind tour of sussex in brighton later this afternoon. now time for the weather forecast. walking around sussex, they have done pretty well. but is one of the sunniest places in the country. for the rest of the uk, it has been a cloudy morning and it will stay pretty cloudy through the rest of the day. this was another bright spot, devon earlier saw the cloud break—up with sunshine and the best of the sunshine is in this southern quarter of england, if you like. devon, dorset, the isle of wight. that is where we will keep the sunny skies through the rest of the afternoon. rain reaching shetland by the early evening time. a lot of cloud would cloud. it is quite mild. temperatures to 17 to 90 degrees
also. overnight tonight, the cloud will thicken and will get mist and fog patches of appeals and coasts of the west. temperatures mild. we are looking at temperatures staying in double figures for most of us. for thursday, a mild start of the day. we have this weather front pushing in. but will eventually bring outbreaks of rain into scotland. and northern ireland as well. a lot of cloud around. patchy fog first thing as well. bad rain will gather on pushing to scotland and northern ireland and we will start to see some patchy rain also getting into parts of north wales and north england. it is going to turn quite breezy as well. away from a train in the north—west, it should stay dry and bright further south and given a bit of sunshine, temperatures pushing 20 degrees in the warmest
spot stashed away from the rain. but turning colder across the north as a scholar must sign of things to come because weather front, cauldron colomo south and that's going to push northern ireland and outbreaks of rain from northern ireland and wales, towards the south—east, southern and generally, and might start of pretty foggy blues can be mild. tembi to the 21 degrees and boss. tempters around and resourceful thesaurus. the weak and prosperous oblivious. wet and windy weather as our differing and wales, northern ireland and scotland having a fine start to the weekend were plenty of dry weather in session. sunday, the rains fell too easily from south—east england but most of the country at a dry day with more sunshine and light winds, the north west water and cloudy with a set of rain moving into north—west of scotla nd rain moving into north—west of scotland by late on sunday. as late as weather. goodbye finau. hello, you're watching afternoon live. i'm martine croxall.
today at two: music: dancing queen by abba a dancing prime minister urges her party to hold its nerve on brexit as the conservative conference comes to a close. if we all go off in different directions in pursuit of our own visions of the perfect brexit, we risk ending up with no brexit at all. theresa may also announced a new cancer stategy to boost early detection. rescuers are still trying to reach remote areas after indonesia's devastating earthquake and tsunami. the first grenfell tower survivor to give evidence tells the inquiry how he was confronted by thick black smoke outside his front door.