who were brilliant for us all summer, and so many of whom haven't missed an england game for years. so, that's unfortunate for them in particular. this is the unusual sight that will greet the players this evening, banks of empty seats. there will be a few officials, a few of us in the media, and that is it. but if you think that playing this match behind closed doors has stopped england's fans from coming out here, well, think again. many had already arranged their travel here. a hill outside the ground does offer a partial view of the pitch. some fans like luke and martin say being shut out has not deterred them. it's the off chance of being able to get in and being able to tell people back home that we went to a behind closed doors game and we still managed to see it. it's like a story, isn't it? a bit of a challenge, luke, almost? no, you relish it, don't you? it's all part of the fun. you've got to do it. you've come all this way, you are going to try, aren't you?
you couldn't live with yourself thinking you'd just sat in the pub, you know, when you could actually get in and watch some of it. security is tight for a game offering some unusual challenges. players may even have to watch their language as the pitchside microphones could pick up normally unheard exclamations. a strange night in store. england will hope it is a successful one. andy swiss, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. a bit ofa a bit of a rough end to the working week with rough seas and widespread skills. when is still costing in excess skills. when is still costing in excess of 60 mph. in south wales today and tomorrow, the real risk of flooding as the rain comes and goes and those rainfall totals add up. notice this cloud which stretches down into the central atlantic. this
is going to continue to come across the same areas bringing that continuous rain parts of wales. it is not bad for everybody because this was the scene in essex with blue skies. temperatures could be 22 oi’ blue skies. temperatures could be 22 or 23. still windy in the west of scotla nd or 23. still windy in the west of scotland and to the west of northern ireland. towards the weekend, more rain to come across devon and cornwall and the brain intensifying across parts of western wales. a thoroughly wet north—west england. the rain will be heavy and hard for western scotland. xp or 70 mph winds in the west of scotland. staying windy across england and wales. the same areas being rain moving northwards and eastwards. separating what will be fresh night in scotland and northern ireland. almost
record—breaking warmth across the south—east corner. temperatures for some 17, 18, i9. south—east corner. temperatures for some 17, 18, 19. that is the start of the warm and sunny day. elsewhere, rain across western england and wales. after a reasonably dry start in scotland and northern ireland, heavy rain developing and it will feel like tom with temperatures in the low teens. 25 degrees in the south—east of england. we eventually lose the wet weather from western areas. the weather from western areas. the weather front moves eastwards. the ripple may delay the clearance from east anglia and the south—east. sunday could be wet with the rain easing. elsewhere things will brighten up but it will feel fresher. good afternoon.
it's 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news. michael carrick, the former manchester united midfielder and assistant coach, at the club has been speaking about the depression he suffered as a player. the midfielder says defeat in the champions league final in 2009 prompted feelings of anxiety and stress, which made him want to return home when away with england at the world cup in 2010. a period where he struggled to deal with the pressures of top level sport. the champions league in rome, for whatever reason, i just couldn't shake it off and i started kind of thinking negatively about the game. which i had always done anyway after a game for a few days, when we lost, beating myself up, but itjust lasted longer. it was snowballing, snowballing, doubting yourself. can i play at that level?
am i good enough to play at the very top? even though we had won it the year before, it was irrelevant. i don't know why i had them feelings for so long, i just couldn't shake it off and couldn't snap out of it. probably i was in that frame of mind for a good year, 18 months after that. england's senior team will play their first game behind closed doors in croatia tonight. they're in nations league action but will play in front of an empty stadium because of sanctions against the hosts. the punishment comes after a swastika was marked on their pitch three years ago. some 500 fans are said to be in croatia, despite not being allowed in, with many hopeful of finding a vantage point to watch something from outside the ground. it will be a strange experience. i guess we effectively do that every day of our lives, we play football in front of a handful of people watching,
so it's not totally unique, but for a match situation in an international, very different. i'm sure croatia feel the same. aaron ramsey says he wants to stay at arsenal until the end of the season despite having a new four—year contract offer withdrawn by the club. the wales midfielder‘s deal ends next summer, when he could leave for free. there've been talks about a move injanuary — with liverpool and juventus among those reported to be interseted but ramsey has said he intends to stay at arsenal ramsey he will have the option of signing a pre—contract agreement with a foreign club from 1january. now, usain bolt‘s dream of making it as a professional footballer may be a step closer to reality. usain bolt scored a brace as he opened his central coast mariners account. he score twice for the ausdtralia a—league side central coast mariners, though not before going down heavily after receiving a blow
in a rathers sensitive spot. bolt recovered in the second half to out muscle the defence and open his account. different sport but same trademark lightning bolt celebration. that goal appeared to lift a weight off the jamaican‘s shoulders. his second came 12 minutes later. the eight—time olympic champion was substituted in the 75th minute with the game settled. his side beating macarthur south west united 4—0. 20—year—old george russell will become the third british driver in formula 1 next year after signing to race for williams. russell, who currently drives for mercedes, and leads this year's formula two championship, has secured a "multi—year contract" with williams. hejoins mercedes‘ lewis hamilton and rookie lando norris at mclaren to form the largest british contingent in formula one since 2016. britain's katie boulter‘s missed out on the biggest win
of her career, losing in three sets to world number six karolina pliskova at the tianjin 0pen, but looks set to to break into the world's top 100 after reaching the quarterfinals. meanwhile, kyle edmund has missed out on a place in the semifinals at the shanghai masters. britain's number one was beaten in straight sets by fourth seed alexander zverev, who will now play novak djokovic in the last four. and eddie pepperell leads the british masters at the halfway stage on eight under par after another impressive round at walton heath today. pepperell was joint overnight leader and followed his first round 67 with a solid 69. the highlight was this chip at the 18th, one of five birdies. it was a bad day though for one of europe's ryder cup heroes tommy fleetwood. he had a share of the lead going into the second round but made five bogeys to fall
away with a round of 77 and is currently level par. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website, including the latest from the second round of the british masters golf. let's return to windsor, where the wedding of princess eugenie and jack brooksbank has taken place. the queen's granddaughter, who is ninth in line to the throne, got married in front of 850 guests and 1,200 members of the public. let's get more from our royal correspondent, sarah campbell, who's at windsor. in it has been windy for a few hours
110w. in it has been windy for a few hours now. as you can in it has been windy for a few hours 110w. as you can see, in it has been windy for a few hours now. as you can see, it is all pretty quiet here now. that is the south dot that all those celebrity guests poured in and out of today. they have all gone to the reception hosted by the queen now, with the bride and groom will be, and then there will be an evening do at royal lodge. that will be this evening. let's talk through the day's events. i have got katie nicholl here, the royal commentatorfor i have got katie nicholl here, the royal commentator for vanity fair. let's start with the dress. royal commentator for vanity fair. let's start with the dresslj royal commentator for vanity fair. let's start with the dress. i think the dress was absolutely beautiful. i loved the silhouette on her. i thought it was absolutely stunning. two east london based designers. she
a p pa re ntly two east london based designers. she apparently met them while working on apparently met them while working on a project on female artists and they developed a friendship and over the yea rs developed a friendship and over the years she has won several of their dresses. it was a little bit daring in that there was no veil. and very low—cut at the back. in that there was no veil. and very low-cut at the back. quite unusual for her not to wear the veil but we got to see the beautiful emerald tiara that she wore. apparently she requested a lower back specifically to show the scars that she had from an operation as a child. she did it to honour these surgeons that helped her with that operation. princess eugenie suffered from scoliosis as a child and i think the surgeon was a guest at the wedding. amongst the congregation. i think she has proved herself to be quite a bold pride in so herself to be quite a bold pride in so many ways, with that dress that
was quite daring, but to go so soon after a huge royal wedding earlier this year, this is the second time that windsor has played host to such a big royal spectacle and there was a big royal spectacle and there was a chance it could go wrong. they may not have been the crowds, it could have poured down, but in many ways it has been a huge success. she looked absolutely stunning. all of the senior royals were there. a great smattering of celebrities. robbie williams' daughter was one of the bridesmaids. kate moss, naomi campbell. in terms of royal weddings, even though it has come hot off the heels of something people thought it could not possibly match up to, it has been a great success. match up to, it has been a great success. and the great chance to spot royal family relationships. in trade between the duchess of york, who has been on the fringes for
quite a few years, quite a difficult relationship with the duke of edinburgh, so interesting to see how that played out in public. edinburgh, so interesting to see how that played out in publiclj edinburgh, so interesting to see how that played out in public. i don't see how any wedding, royal or not, is short of family drama. when you look at sarah ferguson and prince andrew, they have done remarkably well as parents to stay so close together. where they will be celebrating this evening is the family home. if anyone can show that you do divorce well, these two really have done it. for the first time in many decades, sarah has been welcomed back into the royal fold, and to see her seated just two rows in front of the duke of edinburgh, it is something we would have thought was unthinkable 20 years ago, but today it happened. and the service, elements of the traditional, elements of the modern. a very staring couple of songs, music by the royal philharmonic orchestra, this was a very grand
affair. it was put together very tastefully and the duke of york had a great input, as did sarah ferguson. i think the couple pick the music they wanted, we had that reading from the great gatsby. they had andrea bocelli filling windsor castle with the most beautiful sound. it was their way of doing things their own weight and making this feel a little bit different. it felt to me more traditional than harry and meghan markle's wedding and a bit of a departure from what we have seen, which is a good thing. did this feel like a royal wedding oi’ did this feel like a royal wedding ora did this feel like a royal wedding or a celebrity wedding or a bit of both? i think it felt like a bit of both. we don't see much of the duke of edinburgh so it was great to see him and so many members of the family. it really felt like a family wedding. we just saw a picture of prince harry and meghan markle. it
must be odd for them given that they we re must be odd for them given that they were the stars of the show last time around. it is only five months ago so around. it is only five months ago so it must be quite emotive to be backin so it must be quite emotive to be back in the chapel so soon after their own wedding. if we had to bring a controversial note into it, it is the carriage ride, the fact the public has to pay for the security costs, and a carriage ride through the centre of town will have increased that. it has got to be mentioned on a day like this. absolutely, and being ninth in line to the throne, they have been legitimate questions about whether the taxpayer should pick up the bill. i have seen figures quoted between £2 million and £4 million. they may not have been as many people here as they were a few months ago but we have a royal family who are funded by the taxpayers. thank you very much for your insights today. the second royal wedding in 2018. apparently it
is the first time in living memory they have been two royal weddings in they have been two royal weddings in the same venue within a year. back to you. thank you very much. in a moment we'll have all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc news. downing street rules out accepting a brexit deal that would leave the uk permanently part of a customs union with the eu. the head of the firm at the centre of controversy about medical waste hits back against claims of mismanagement. ten days after a saudi journalist disappeared in turkey, there are reports that audio recordings prove he's been murdered. now the business news. cafe chain patisserie valerie is fighting for survival after revealing it had uncovered "significa nt, and potentially fraudulent, accounting irregularities".
the owner has said its finance director chris marsh was arrested last night and then released on bail and this morning, the serious fraud office said it had "opened a criminal investigation into an individual" and motoring groups have condemned the government's decision to cut subsidies for buying greener cars. from next month, grants for new plug—in hybrids will be scrapped, while discounts on all—electric cars will be cut from £4,500 to £3,500. the owner of the hair salon chains regis and supercuts is seeking a company voluntary arrangement to re—structure its finances. it's being seen as a sign that problems hitting high street retailers are now seeping into other areas of the services sector. regis uk says that it is not planning to make any store closures or redundancies as part of its plan but hopes to ammend lease agreements for its 220 sites. the society of motor manufacturers and traders has called the decision to cut subsidies for buying greener cars astounding.
from november 9th, discounts on all—electric cars will be cut by a thousand pounds and grants for new plug—in hybrids will be scrapped. cash incentives have been offered since 2011 to help promote cleaner cars and meet emissions targets. nichola lyes, head of roads policy at the rac, joins me now. do you think it will have a big impact on buyer behaviour? certainly we do think that is the case. effectively what you had since 2011 is generous grants that are contributing towards people choosing greener vehicles, which is welcome. we have air quality issues in our towns and cities across the country. what we have found from our research is that around 7% of people are looking to buy a plug—in hybrid over the next 12 months and about 3% of people are looking to buy you a
electric vehicles, so we can foresee those numbers dropping as a result of the government's decision, which is very questionable. the government is very questionable. the government is saying the prices of electric ca rs is saying the prices of electric cars is coming down anyway so we shouldn't really be subsidising them now to the same extent.|j shouldn't really be subsidising them now to the same extent. i think you have got to look at this when you compare the vehicles themselves. and electric vehicle and a compatible equivalent conventional vehicle, there is still a significant difference in the price of a new vehicle there. actually, what we need to do is be incentivising people away from the older vehicles into newer vehicles and that is what the plug—in card did. it is really disappointing this government has made this decision. do you think it could nudge consumers into buying all electric vehicles instead of this halfway house hybrid option? again that is very questionable. many people see plug—in hybrids as a halfway house where they get the
benefits of zero emission is capable vehicles in towns and cities that run up to 20 miles on an electric battery but then they have the comfort of having that conventional engine in the same car to take them over long distances. the research we have done has found that there is still -- have done has found that there is still —— significant concerns about how long it takes to charge batteries and also the upfront costs. if you are looking to get people from a conventional vehicle strayed into an electric vehicle, this probably isn't the right decision. thank you very much. the cost of the payment will be around £240 million.
sports direct plans to buy the house of fraser building in glasgow in a £95 million deal. the firm has promised to turn the luxury department store into the "harrods of the north", safeguarding 800 jobs. sir richard branson has halted talks over a saudi investment in virgin space firms after the disappearance of saudi journalist jamal khashoggi. sir richard has also suspended directorships in two tourism projects. let's check in on the markets because there has been an awful lot of volatility and losses. there has been a bit of a bounce this morning following on from those losses but investors d id following on from those losses but investors did seem to curb their enthusiasm pretty quickly. the ftse 100 is still up. royal bank of scotla nd 100 is still up. royal bank of scotland is on the board because they shares are up after the bank said it would pay its first dividend
in ten years. that relates to 2p per share. rbs was bailed out by the government at the height of the financial crisis and is still 62% publicly owned. that's all the business news. adam'sjob is adam's job is to adam'sjob is to make adam's job is to make the latest call of duty even slicker than previous. i am mapping his face onto other characters. the way that they move throughout the world is so much more natural than before. it is a great improvement for us as animators. that is amazing. and it has been a gamble. at stake one of
the most successful entertainment brands in the world with more than 200 million players. gamers have got used to the three pillars of the call of duty game. the single player where you live out a story worthy of hollywood. multiplayer, where you play competitively online, or the zombies mode, with a duke it out with the living dead. some more successfully than others. but the gamble isjumping on gaming's biggest bandwagon. the battle royale. the popularity of titles like fortnite have introduced a new way to play. the battle royale genre of games sees 100 players challenge each other to be the last man or woman standing on an ever shrinking map. now, with its traditional player base flocking to play those titles, the latest call of duty has copied the idea and for the first time ever develop its own version of
this new way of playing. the battle royale genre really exploded towards the beginning of last year. that's an added the idea of what we wanted to make. call of duty has been seen as an innovator in the gaming industry for years. what do you say to some of those fans who may be disappointed this game is featuring so disappointed this game is featuring so heavily on the innovation of others. they have all been wanting this kind of mood for a long time so with blackout, it is taking what is a popular genre with battle while but also doing our own back—up twist oi'i but also doing our own back—up twist on it. it is unique, it's different. during our exclusive tour of the studios, we get a sense of the history of the versions of the franchise, dating all the way back to 2010. but eight years on, there isa to 2010. but eight years on, there is a price to pay for the game
adapting. to make it all work, a core pillar of the traditional call of duty game has been axed, the single player story mode has gone. and some fans might not like it. single player story mode has gone. and some fans might not like itm is scary for us as game developers but you have to take those risks to keep pushing big games forward. now it's time for a look at the weather. very good afternoon. very windy across the country, caused by what we are calling storm callum. it is going to have some impact through the rest of the day, first of all by the rest of the day, first of all by the strength of the wind but also by the strength of the wind but also by the amount of rain. south wales could see as much as 160 millimetres of rain today and tomorrow and that will have potentially flooding impact as we go into the weekend. we have already had some pretty rough
conditions on the coasts. the centre of storm callum is to the west of us but noticed this cloud curled around it. this is a weather system that will continue to feed the same stored of areas and that is why we will see those problems across south wales. it will be sitting from the south—west to the north—east of the country. we have seen sunshine today in the south—east corner. lovely sunshine in kent where we could see temperatures reach 22 degrees. brighter areas eventually developing across northern ireland. by this evening, this narrowing band of rain from devon and will, through west wales, and into the north—west of england. winds gusting at 50 or 60 mph. brightening up a little bit to northern ireland once more, especially in the west. but remaining gusty, those winds. scotla nd remaining gusty, those winds. scotland and northern ireland, the
winds will be a little bit lighter and a cool night here. mod knight—ridder south—east of this rain band. —— a muggy night to the east of this rain band. we could see one of the warmest 0ctober nights on record with temperatures at 18 degrees. a contrasting start on saturday. still that rain, the rain heavy and persistent in wales and northern england, and through the day scotland and northern ireland will turn much wetter than today. a bit of brightness across the hebrides. and sunshine across eastern england. those winds gusting close to gale force. highs of around 25 degrees. the rain could linger on sunday. a much wetter day on sunday, especially first thing. maybe
brightening up later. but then sunny skies developing into the afternoon and temperatures closer to where they should be for this time of year. hello, you're watching afternoon live, i'm martine croxall. today at 2.00pm. downing street rules out accepting a brexit deal that would leave the uk permanently part of a customs union with the eu, after ministers raised concerns. turkey claims it has documented evidence to prove journalist jamal khashoggi?was killed inside the saudi embassy just over a week ago. the head of the firm at the centre of a medical waste controversy hits back against claims of mismanagement, saying it provides excellent service. i feel that this company has been vilified severely for providing an excellent service. we have been a success story up until last week and all of a sudden now everyone sees this as being a horror story. coming up on afternoon live — all the sport with jon watson, a former top flight footballer speaking about his depression.