tone it down who are telling him to tone it down a bit. if you look at his twitter feed this morning, it seems unlikely. he seems to think he has hit on a winning formula that he can carry into 2020. we will hear more about that in his press conference shortly. the other thing to keep an eye on is how he deals with congress. will he try to work with the democrats and negotiate with them on issues that both of them ca re them on issues that both of them care about, or will he find the partisan war hear something that suits him, because he does seem to thrive on combat? barbara plett usher, many thanks. time for a look at the weather... here's lucy martin. it isa it is a mild day, with many of us seeing wet weather. this photo was sentin seeing wet weather. this photo was sent in earlier. you could see it is fairly grey here. there has been some brightness and some blue sky coming through. further east, this photo was sent by a weather watcher in norfolk. but many of us have seen rain this morning. this was the radarfrom earlier. there is a feed
of showers coming from the south—west. they will work their way east through the afternoon. temperatures above average for the time of year, with a maximum of 15 celsius in the south—east. overnight, the rain will tend to ease and with clear skies, it is looking to be a chilly night. a touch cooler in rural areas, which could wake up to a touch of frost, particularly parts of northern ireland. we will see showers moving into the west in the early hours and they will push north and east through the morning. a spell of more persistent rain will move in later to western parts of wales, just brushing cornwall. it will be a windy day across the board, but particularly where we see that rain in the west. temperatures are fairly similarto in the west. temperatures are fairly similar to today. as we move into friday, it is all eyes to the west
again. this next area of low pressure is going to bring stormy weather as we move into friday for western parts of the uk. we start with some brightness in the east. there will be showers working north through the morning, but that wet and windy weather rushing into northern ireland and western parts of the uk, heavy and persistent rain and gusty winds. it will be windy across the board, with gusts of around 60 mph possible in the west where we have that rain. the best of any dry weather is in the east, with similar temperatures. as we move overnight into saturday, we have that low pressure gradually pushing east, so the rain will push east but it does look like it will largely have cleared by saturday. so for saturday, we are looking at another busy day. there will be sunny spells, but also a scattering of showers, largely for western areas in southern parts of the uk. temperatures on saturday are fairly
similarto temperatures on saturday are fairly similar to the rest of the week. so as we move through the next couple of days, there is wet and windy weather to be had, particularly the further west you are. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime mixed fortunes for the parties in the us midterms — as the republicans celebrate holding the senate — the democrats take control of the house. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me and on bbc one, we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. we start with the news that vietnam willjoin the formula 1 calendar.
this is the promotional video put out by formula 1. the capital city becomes the first new destination to join the sport. the race will take place on a street circuit. the priority for us is to try and host formula 1 races in what we believe are the most exciting and dynamic cities and countries around the world. asia is clearly very important overall to our future. it is really important. it really is the driving engine of the world's future. as we look to grow this sporting asia, we want to be in countries that we think are going to be the engines of growth and excitement. liverpool boss jurgen excitement. liverpool bossjurgen klopp says his side lost their mojo after losing in the champions league last night. they are now looking over their shoulders when it comes to qualifying for the knockout stages.
spiers left it late to be psv eindhoven 2—1. harry kane with both goals. that gives them hope of qualifying. tonight, manchester united play juventus in turin and pol pot but says he has no problem of being stripped of the vice captaincy. jose mourinho made the move in september, a p pa re ntly mourinho made the move in september, apparently because of concerns over paul pogba's attitude, but he says he plays for his manager with happiness. the manager is the one who chooses who is going to be captain. i was the second one after valencia and if he takes me, it doesn't change anything for me. ijust want he takes me, it doesn't change anything for me. i just want to play, perform, that is myjob. and give my best for my team. manchester city have been accused of
cheating by the people who run in spain's top league. la liga say the clu b spain's top league. la liga say the club should be sanctioned over claims they misled uefa over sponsorship deals to get around financialfair sponsorship deals to get around financial fair play rules. so far, city have refused to comment directly but they say it is an organised and clear attempt to damage their reputation. and matt ritchie won't be playing for scotland for a while. the newcastle forward has asked to be a student from international duty for the foreseeable future. alex mcleish says his reasons are private but says his reasons are private but says he has not retired. rugby league, and george burgess has been banned for four games after being found guilty of eye gouging. he was given the punishment yesterday. the panel found he had his fingers in the eyes of the new zealand captain on sunday. he was also fined £500. just a reminder that england are on
top after two days' play in sri lanka. then folks completing his century on debut. a lovely moment for him. he was out not long after that. england finishing their first innings on 342. james anderson striking with his second ball and the wickets kept coming. to rank all out for 203. moeen ali leading the way with four wickets. england have a lead of 177. that is all the sport for now. you can find out more on the bbc sport website. i will be back with more in the next hour. let's return to the mid—term elections in the united states. pennsylvania, which was won narrowly by president trump in 2016, has taken centre stage in the 2018 midterm elections. mr trump campaigned in the state several times during the fall, hoping to motivate his base to turn out for republican candidates. but it was democrat bob casey who narrowly took the senate seat. our correspondent nick bryant
is in the state's largest city, philadelphia. he explained what we can take away from the rust—belt results and what it will mean for the presidential elections in 2020. the republicans gained in pittsburgh. look like they've gained in that congressional district number one, which we were talking about earlier, bucks county, so these results are very uneven. a lot of people will project onto these results a lot of different meanings. what is significant tonight is how many moderate democrats have done well. people like mikie sherrill, a democrat in newjersey, a former navy helicopter pilot. the lesson from that may be that the democrats need to field a moderate candidate in the presidential election. but a lot of the millennials in this bar tonight were cheering those on the left of the party. so it's difficult. i think the democrats will be worried about florida as well. that looks like it is becoming more
of a republican state at the moment and that makes life difficult when you are trying to assemble an elctoral college victory. you don't need florida to win the presidency but it certainly helps. in colorado, democrat jared polis has become the first openly gay man to be elected a state governor the 43—year—old who is a five—term congressman, defeated republican state treasurer walker stapleton in the race to fill outgoing governorjohn hickenlooper‘s seat. in colorado we dream, we dare and we do, whether it is embracing big ideas or hiking our amazing mountains. we don't back down when something is challenging, we see problems as opportunities in our state of colorado. as your governor, i want to serve to protect our colorado way of life. in my heart and in my mind.
and i pledge to serve all coloradeans, no matter your party, where you live, your race, your gender, we are all in this together. while control may have changed from republican to democrat there is also something more diverse about the new look house and senate. that's because more women than ever before stood as candidates. caroline rigby has been looking at some of those hoping to make it through and whether they were successful this year's pool of candidates was a diverse one. women running in record numbers, a so—called pink wave indicating a wider sea change in american politics. more native american, muslim, latino immigrant and lgbt candidates were on the ballot too. female voters, particularly college educated and suburban white women, also a huge part of this election.
even in the last week, donald trump's rhetoric around immigration, particularly after the shooting in pittsburgh and other violence we have seen, i think that was truly repellent to a lot of college—educated women and women in general. while support for donald trump remains strong amongst his call remains strong amongst his core voters, undoubtedly some women have been put off by a president who many perceive as misogynistic. divided too over the confirmation of brett kavanaugh to the supreme court after multiple accusations of sexual misconduct. i have been saying since the beginning of this campaign that change is coming to america and change is coming to virginia. and that change came tonight. the first house seat to flip for the democrats came early in the night forjennifer wexton in virginia, ousting republican representative barbara comstock. the republicans may have fielded fewer female candidates, but the party remained confident
that voters would be swayed by policies as much as people. when the rubber reaches the road, we have to choose between two candidates in any given race. and for most voters, it's more about the ideology or the party of the candidate than the gender. and whether down to gender or not, staunch conservative marsha blackburn became the first female to represent tennesse in the senate. considered a safe republican seat, her opponent despite high—profile backing from pop star taylor swift. as well, the first to muslim congresswomen were voted in, both democrats, won a somali american who came to the us as a refugee at the age of 12. this first is just some among so many in this year's midterms, evidence of a changing landscape in america perhaps reflecting a new political era too. there have been 119 violent deaths in london so far this year —
more than the whole of last year. in a special programme on knife crime, victoria derbyshire brought together the met police and people affected to talk about what's behind the surge in violent crime and how it can be tackled. 21—year—old rico finlayson spent six weeks in hospital after he was repeatedly stabbed by a gang in london last year. i was stabbed ten times all over my arms, my legs, i had to go through a
lot of operations when i was in hospitalfor six weeks. lot of operations when i was in hospital for six weeks. it was not a good experience for me. which is an understatement. you are comfortable in showing our audience your scars because i asked you earlier. would that be ok? yes, that is perfectly fine. i have got one on my wrist. paul got up to the camera so we can see that. and i have got one more also here. can i ask about the ones on your chest? are you comfortable with that? sure. this is where my operation happened. and some appear to. around my rib. are you able to describe or put into words what it feels like when you are stabbed ten times? at that moment, i had a lot of adrenaline, to be honest. but i
remember the knife piercing through my remember the knife piercing through d remember the knife piercing through my body and it was shocking. once i was stabbed, i never had any strength to move, i collapsed to the floor, i had to protect my face because they were trying to get my face for some reason. when you are presiding over 119 deaths in your jurisdiction and you are telling me it is safe for children to travel on a bus. ru it is safe for children to travel on a bus. r u seerius? i don't know one family memberwho a bus. r u seerius? i don't know one family member who feels it is safe to travel on a bus in london? i want to travel on a bus in london? i want to be in your world. to travel on a bus in london? i want to be in yourworld. i to travel on a bus in london? i want to be in your world. i don't see it. sorry. there are far too many deaths in london. it is really important to say, those 119 deaths are not all young people, they have not all taken young people, they have not all ta ken place young people, they have not all taken place on the street, there are different ones. we have to be clear about that. and i am not saying that everyone is or isn't safe. there are
clearly too many violent crimes happening, but in our city, and the scale of our city, i don't equally think it is every single person is unsafe all the time. they feel unsafe. and i understand that entirely. they don't feel safe on the streets and we are hearing pa rents the streets and we are hearing parents don't feel their children are safe on the streets. one of our youth leaders at the other day when to pick up a young person to take them out for the date and the parent came out, the mother came out and said, don't forget your knife. how old was the child? about 13 years old. so what is going on there? that is unbelievable. parents don't feel safe, young people don't feel safe, and it is a ripple effect. safe, young people don't feel safe, and it is a ripple effectlj safe, young people don't feel safe, and it is a ripple effect. i had a six—year—old threatened me with a knife in a school setting so the situation is getting worse and worse and it is getting younger. i feel early intervention in primary schools. what does that mean? year
one, you two, talking about the safety of the streets, risk and reward, because children don't understand what the consequence of holding a knife does. the problem we have now is that gangsters are waiting outside primary schools and picking off the most vulnerable pa rents picking off the most vulnerable parents and they are targeting them. we need to make sure that we get in early to prevent this from actually ever happening. a debate there on knife crime this morning. in a moment we'll have all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc news. in a blow to president trump, democrats capture the house of representatives for the first time in eight years. but republicans gain ground in the senate, with a number of democrats losing their seats. and president trump was quick to celebrate his party's gains, calling the night a ‘tremendous success'. i'm jamie robertson. in the business news: john lewis is searching
for a new chairman after sir charlie mayfield said he would step down in 2020. this comes a few months after the partnership posted a 99% fall in half—year profits in september. sir charlie became chairman of thejohn lewis group, which also includes waitrose supermarkets, in 2007. marks & spencer has reported falling clothing and food sales and warned that it sees little improvement for the rest of this year. like—for—like sales, which strip out the impact of new stores, were down 2.2% for the six months to the end of september. and yet more pain on the high street. mulberry‘s sales have fallen 11% during the first six months of its financial year after the leather goods brand was hit by the failure of house of fraser. but it's doing better abroad, and says trade was strong in china, taiwan, hong kong and japan. the boss of persimmon, jeff fairburn, has been forced out after a row over his
£75 million pay award. persimmon said the issue was having a "negative impact" on the firm's reputation and on "jeff's ability to continue in his role". last month, mr fairburn walked away from a bbc interview when asked about his pay. this was the critical moment. have a look. ithink... i i think... i would rather not talk. it has been well covered. so you are not happy to discuss that today? i am only asking what lessons you have learned from that. it was one of the biggest bonuses in the country. no? fine. i think that is really unfortunate you have done that. an awkward moment. royal london asset management is a shareholder in persimmon and mike fox, a fund manager there, is here to give their view on this saga. should he have gone? in the end, it
was inevitable. he had a choice even though he was legally entitled to his many that he could have voluntarily reduced it to an amount that would have been seen as a cce pta ble that would have been seen as acceptable but once you chose not to do that i think it was inevitable. putting aside feelings of indignation or shock, what is wrong with him making that amount of money from the shareholders point of view? there are two elements. we think it is disproportionate to the amount of value he has created for the business. but that was in his contract, that was agreed by the company. if your shares go up this amount, you will make this amount of money. this is a really important point. there are a number of shareholders who voted against the original plan. that said, had everybody voted in favour, circumstances change. helped by, low interest were factors that were not foreseen. when factors change, you
change your mind. that is unfair on him. he goes in thinking, this is what i'm going to get if this happens, it does happen, but you say it is because of circumstances. that isa it is because of circumstances. that is a bit unfair on him, isn't it?|j think it was a mistake by the company to make it in flexible but i would also say that a degree of humility might have been good as well, to say i did not create all this value, some of it were down to factors that were not me, therefore i would hand some of that back. and the other side, he halved the amount he was originally going to get. what about the company itself, which came up about the company itself, which came up with this scheme to start with? surely that has a lot of responsibility. the chairman of the company resigned seven months ago, as did the chairman of the remuneration committee, the two people who brought you together.m
there a wider issue about the way in which companies set up their remuneration committees, the way they come up with their plans and also the attitude of shareholders? do you take a broad conclusion from all this? the discussion about remuneration in the uk would go away. there is still a perception that it away. there is still a perception thatitis away. there is still a perception that it is too high. the situation todayis that it is too high. the situation today is a lot different to 2012 when this was approved, there is a lot more engagement between companies and is shareholders behind—the—scenes, and there are a number of examples in the broader context of this nature. thank you very much. house prices could rise or fall, depending on the brexit talks. howard archer, chief economic adviser to the ey item club, said he expected prices to fall "modestly" if there is no agreement with brussels, but rise by around 2%, if there is a deal.
eurostar had record sales in the last three months thanks to the ryder cup golf tournament in paris. revenues went up 17% from july to september compared with a year ago, passenger numbers rose 12%, many of them americans travelling to the tournament via the uk. shares in g4s, the security company which operates prisons, are down 10%. the reason revenues were down in the last three months, wage costs are going up and it has warned that it wasn't going to make the kind of profits analysts had been forecasting the two worst performers in the ftse 100 so far today are itv and marks & spencer, and there may well be a link between the two. itv has warned of a slow—down in advertising revenues. that suggests that major ad spenders are retrenching and one of those may be marks & spencer. m&s is also cutting its capital
expenditure budget once more. that's all the business news. neighbours have spoken of their concern and shock after a 98—year—old man has been attacked and robbed at his home in north london. peter gouldstone was found with bruising and a head injury at the property in the bounds green area on tuesday morning. the met police described it as a "brutal and senseless" attack involving "completely excessive" violence. no arrests have been made. this photo has been released with the permission of his family. we are horrified, obviously. it is
something you read about in the press affecting other people, it hits you. it is difficult to put it into words. for someone who was a peaceful person who lives in a peaceful person who lives in a peaceful neighbourhood, you don't expect it. it must have been pretty disturbing for you to arrive at the house and see your dad? it was, but fortu nately house and see your dad? it was, but fortunately i dialled 999 and the paramedics turned up very promptly indeed, iam pleased paramedics turned up very promptly indeed, i am pleased to say. what was your first thought when you saw him on the ground. did you fear the worst? yes, yes. except i did notice that he was moving and breathing. given the condition the house was m, given the condition the house was in, idid given the condition the house was in, i did fear the worst, yes. what is your father like? a very low-key, peaceful, supportive person. he is not the sort of person... he was a
supportive father, as you might expect. his father, peter, is in a life—threatening condition in hospital. now it's time for a look at the weather. we cancross the newsroom to lucy martin. many of us seeing some rain through the day today and there are breezy conditions out there as well. weather watchers have been sending photos. this was sent in earlier by a weather watcher in norfolk but sunshine in fairly limited supply. we have seen a fair amount of rain. you can see that on the radar here. quite heavy, blustery showers, making their way north and east. but the temperatures still a little above average for this time of year. highs ofaround above average for this time of year. highs of around 14 celsius. as we go
through this evening and overnight, the rain tending to ease across scotla nd the rain tending to ease across scotland and the showers easing to. under clear skies, we are looking at some fairly chilly temperatures. cooler than it has been over the past few nights. a few more showers pushing into western areas. these are the overnight lows in towns and cities but who really much cooler. those showers will push their way north. they were gradually work their way north. more persistent rain coming into western parts of wales and cornwall. a fairly breezy day again tomorrow. temperatures between ten and 14 celsius. as we move towards friday, it is all eyes to the west on this next area of low pressure bringing some stormy conditions to the west of the uk. some quite persistent, heavy rain to come with strong winds. but we start off with some bright weather.
showers pushing their way north through scotland but then the heavy, persistent rain moving into northern ireland and western parts of the uk accompanied with gusty winds. the dry and bright weather to be found in the east. temperatures fairly similar. as we move into saturday, that rain will work its way over towards the east. the wind still fairly breezy as we move into saturday. saturday brings some sunshine for many of us but also the risk of a few showers. the showers largely for western areas and in the south again. they could be quite heavy with the chance of thunder and the odd flash of lightning as well. on saturday, temperatures fairly similarto on saturday, temperatures fairly similar to the rest of the week. hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy. today at 2.00pm: president donald trump claims a "big victory" in us mid—term elections which saw democrats seize
control of the house of representatives but republicans consolidate their grip on the senate. the man who got a £75 million bonus steps down as chief executive of the housebuilder persimmon, after outrage from shareholders. a call for brexit transparency: environment secretary michael gove says the cabinet should be given the full legal advice on theresa may's backstop plan. hello, everyone. this is afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy.