this is bbc news, i'm shaun ley. the headlines at midday: ahead of his state visit to the uk, president trump defies diplomatic norms — he praises borisjohnson and his bid to become prime minister. i've always liked him. i don't know that he's going to be chosen, but i think he's very... a very good guy, a very talented person. tottenham versus liverpool — players and fans gear up for the all—english champions league final in madrid tonight. i have been a spurs fan all my life, just incredible, historic. i have been a spurs fan all my life, just incredible, historiclj i have been a spurs fan all my life, just incredible, historic. i think in madrid, it is going to be number six. come on, liverpool, come on!|j am on the outskirts of the spanish capital, on the outside of the estadio metropolitano, the final preparations have been made, but
will it be spurs all the people who bring the european cup back to the uk? good news for tenants in england, as a ban on letting fees — including credit checks and viewings — comes into effect. in the us state of virginia — 12 people have been shot dead, after a gunman opened fire in a local government office. and coming up a little later on bbc news — what happens when you get to see for the first time in years? find out in click, at 12:16. hello, welcome to bbc news. president trump has defied diplomatic norms by intervening in the conservative leadership race, saying that borisjohnson would be an ‘excellent‘ prime minister. in an interview with the sun newspaper, he also said he liked foreign secretary
jeremy hunt, but he said environment secretary michael gove had been wrong to criticise the president's approach to iran. tom newton dunn, the political editor of the sun, who conducted the interview, told me the comments didn't surprise him. let's first hear what president trump had to say about boris johnson. i've always liked him. i don't know that he's going to be chosen, but i think he's very... a very good guy, a very talented person. yeah. he's been very positive about me and our country. but, no, i do like him. again, i don't know who is going to get it. i'm not, you know, it's something that i find very interesting, but... yeah. and i actually have studied it, i think, very, very hard. i know the players, i know the different players. but i think boris would do a very good job. i think he'd be... i think he'd be excellent. i like him very much, but i haven't gotten to any point where, you know, it's early in that process. yeah. tom, it's clearly furnished your paper
with its headline this morning! were you at all taken aback by what he had to say about boris johnson? not really, if i'm being brutally honest. we've known his views on borisjohnson for a little while. we know he's a big fan of boris johnson. we know he's a big fan of borisjohnson. fan of borisjohnson‘s. he said as much last year, on his first visit here. and, you know, they are slightly kindred spirits. i think he'd be delighted if borisjohnson was in downing street and was his opposite number across the ocean. that said, i suppose it was quite surprising that he would say so much so vehemently again, at this critical stage in the tory leadership contest. and remember, mps start voting next week on who their preferred candidate of the 12 currently in the race at the moment, so it is... unprecedented doesn't really even come close to describing the tremendous breach of protocol. visiting foreign leaders — certainly, visiting heads of states, which boris... i should say donald trump, of course, is, of the united states — really shouldn't be playing domestic politics.
trump, of course, doesn't play by any of the normal rules, so he really does whatever he thinks is right. the formerjustice secretary, the labour peer lord falconer, says the party should expel a prominent party member who was suspended yesterday. peter willsman is accused of saying the israeli embassy was "almost certainly" behind complaints of anti—semitism. lord falconer is leading labour's inquiry into the claims. earlier, he spoke to the bbc about the current position of the claims and the process. well, first of all, my task is now effectively being done by the equalities commission, that are launching a full—blown investigation into allegations of anti—semitism in the labour party. the issue of peter willsman is an acid test for the labour party. peter willsman has, in this recording that was published by a radio station yesterday, said that the allegations of anti—semitism in the labour party are, in effect, orchestrated by the israeli embassy. that is a conspiracy theory
which has absolutely no foundation whatsoever. if you were a member of the jewish community, it would give you little hope that the labour party would deal fairly with allegations of anti—semitism, if somebody on its main ruling body — the national executive committee — had those views. it's right that he's been suspended, but the next step for the labour party is to deal with the disciplinary case against him as quickly as possible because, otherwise, people will have little confidence in our setting ourface strongly against anti—semitism. lord falconer. john mann is the mp for bassetlaw and chair of the all party—parliamentary group against antisemitism. hejoins me now. good afternoon, what you make of this case? well, we expect the labour party to act decisively. he isa labour party to act decisively. he is a repeat offender, he is one of
the key figures in the labour party. i expectjeremy corbyn to already have acted and expelled him. and i am horrified that he hasn't done, that he has only been suspended. this man should obviously get out of the labour party, be out of the labour party already. you make the point he is a prominent figure, an important voice in the party, well known to anybody who has been a labour party conference, they will know him, peter willsman as a figure thatis know him, peter willsman as a figure that is very visible, a left—wing activist and campaigner and these issues end up being seen through the prism of which faction you belong to. he is a copper night and that will lead many to say, well, john mann would say that, wouldn't he? this is about racism, it is not the first time he has done it, there is no ambiguity about the slander he has come out about. it is
extraordinary. because he gave the game away by very naively saying, oh, off the record. in other words, let me try and get away with it, let me sneak me tell you what i think, rather than be captured doing it. don't politicians do that all the time? ican't don't politicians do that all the time? i can't remember a politician who has never said to me, off the record. expecting me to use the information but not want to be associated with it. that is hardly a damning offence in politics! well, i like to do things on the record. i am not accusing you of anything, but am not accusing you of anything, but a lot of colleagues it will political persuasions have used that asa political persuasions have used that as a convenient way to get information out of the public domain without necessarily being associated without necessarily being associated with it. you could argue it is legitimate criticism but, peter willsman would say that, wouldn't he? he has tried to put his race is spent on matters and that makes it far worse, spent on matters and that makes it farworse, in my spent on matters and that makes it far worse, in my view. spent on matters and that makes it farworse, in my view. he spent on matters and that makes it far worse, in my view. he thought he could get away with it and he
hasn't. he should be thrown out of the labour party. this is now a question ofjeremy corbyn's leadership. derek —— jeremy corbyn has said that he will deal immediately, robustly with all anti—semitism in the labour party. well, this is the opportunity to do that. peter willsman is a key figure at the top of the labour party, one of the people running the labour party, that is precisely why he should be thrown out immediately. how many seconds did it take to expel alastair campbell. a repeat offender, peter willsman, and racism, it remains in. to be fair to the point you are making on alastair campbell, there is no suggestion jeremy corbyn expelled him, in a sense, the leader has to stand back and it has to be done through the proper processes of the political party or it can become a vendetta, personal. people on the right were urging tony blairto
personal. people on the right were urging tony blair to expeljeremy corbyn and have him deselected 20 yea rs corbyn and have him deselected 20 years ago and tony blair's view was, no, this is not right, we should stand back from these things and these things should be dealt with by these things should be dealt with by the party and that is the row eight way to do it, isn't it? well, who did expel alastair campbell? of course it was done at the part —— top of the party, jeremy corbyn. jeremy corbyn has the power to expel willsman, who is on the national executive, one of the figures who i’u ns executive, one of the figures who runs the national executive and he makes one of the decisions about who is expelled. the only person above peter willsman in the labour party isjeremy corbyn, so expel willsman and let's see some robust action on anti—semitism. we have had a lot of talk about what labour party is doing, we have got this economy of having the human rights commission now investigating the labour party for being a racist party. the fact thatis for being a racist party. the fact that is even happening is
extraordinary. it is shameful for all of us in the labour party. and this problem is not going away. and willsman's mutterings demonstrate how deep—rooted it is among some people and willsman is at the top of the labour party, therefore get him out! john mann, labour mp, chair of the all—party group against anti—semitism, thank you very much. around 70,000 liverpool and tottenham hotspur supporters will be in madrid tonight — for only the second ever champions league final to feature two english clubs. without a ticket, fans won't be able to watch the game on the big screens as officials have confirmed that fan zones will shut before kick off for safety. that is in the heart of madrid in one of those fun zones, plenty of people enjoying the atmosphere and
chatting with fellow fans. but not able to watch the match and they will be heading for the buyers if they don't have tickets. hugh woozencroft is already at the stadium in madrid where tonight's match will take place. and i say some of them have been fortu nate to and i say some of them have been fortunate to get tickets, but very fortu nate fortunate to get tickets, but very fortunate because the allocation is not that great? yes, very fortunate indeed, the allocation for both clu bs, indeed, the allocation for both clubs, around about 17,000 for each. the capacity of the estadio metropolitano behind me is around 68, 60 metropolitano behind me is around 68,60 9,000. just under 50% of the tickets going to the fans of each club. they have been having a great time so faras club. they have been having a great time so far as she saw in madrid. the spanish authorities, although you mentioned the number of 70,000 flying and getting trains out of the uk, many more have driven here. the spanish authorities expect from all over the world around 150,000 fans, leading to a huge security
operation. of course, many of those fa ns operation. of course, many of those fans do not have tickets. those that do, there has been a warning from european football's governing body today uefa, they say spanish police have seized fake stewards clothing bibs and fake devices to check the tickets and fake accreditations. they believe there is an organised gi’oup they believe there is an organised group of people impersonating officials, who might try and check tickets. they are one of those fans of spurs and liverpool that do have tickets to make sure they are being checked in their official checking zones. checked in their official checking zones. there will be marked areas and if anyone approaches them to check their tickets, that is clearly not right. if you do have a friend orfamily not right. if you do have a friend or family member out here not right. if you do have a friend orfamily member out here in madrid with a ticket, make sure you do warn them, there will be a great game later and they will want to be inside. it would be really rotten to have somebody say, excuse me, can i check the ticket? and say, this is not valid, i have to take it from you. and they want to sell it on for
themselves. what about the dilemmas for the managers in this match? what are the prospects for them in terms of, it is the choice of who do you play and who do you disappoint? yes, absolutely, the biggest question in the entire match is over the england captain harry kane, he is spurs‘s talisman and top scorer this season, scoring 2a goals in all competitions, despite spending six weeks on the sidelines during january and february with an ankle injury and another ankle injury has meant he has not played since april the 9th. his manager mauricio pochettino not wanting to state in his press conference yesterday whether harry kane would start the game or come off the bench, he said he wanted to lead —— leave that decision till the last moment. liverpool and jurgen klopp with far less of a decision to make over whether a strike at roberto firmino will start. they said, if mauricio
pochettino tells you his team, give mea pochettino tells you his team, give me a call! we will see if mauricio pochettino and jurgen klopp can win trophies for their respective club. thank you very much. anna holligan has been in central madrid, where fans have been beginning to gather ahead of tonight's match. she's been telling us some of the lengths fans have gone to just to be in the city. people who have been travelling for days, people who have driven their cars all the way from the uk, flown in from australia. they've just taken any mode of transport to be here for what they consider to be an unmissable occasion, two english teams in the final for the first time in more than a decade. and it's less than nine hours now. all over the city in the centre, you see people checking their watches constantly. this sense of anticipation and trepidation, it's really palpable. huge, huge excitement. two comeback kids, on the back
of those incredible semifinals. they are feeling invincible on both sides, but they're also vulnerable and we've been hearing from uefa a warning that there may be people posing as officials, stewards, in an effort to try to steal tickets. it's a high—security occasion as well, so ijust want to show you here part of the police presence. about 5,000 officers on the streets here. plenty of fans, of course, everywhere. down here, one group, paul and his friends have travelled over from the wirral, in fact. so this is, it's an away game and it doesn't get much bigger than this. paul, how did you guys get here? oh, it's been a long trek. my son matthew, we flew from manchester to lyon, in france, then we had a hired car and we stayed in girona in spain
and we stayed on thursday night. and we drove to zaragoza and we stayed there last night and got the train into madrid this morning. and i'm back home on monday afternoon. it's been a great trip and hopefully worthwhile. tickets are like golddust, do you have one? no, season ticket holder for 40 years, like many other people, and i got lucky in the ballot this year. i was good in kiev last year. and everyone was asking. i've got loads of contacts in madrid and, at the moment, nothing is coming off at all, totally. and so many fakes, you have to be careful. we were offered one the other day for £3,000. and it's been rocketing ever since. butjust being here, i mean, you've got your fried prawns and some patatas. is that enough, is it enough to be here and feel this amazing atmosphere, with two english sides in the final for the first time in such a long time? yeah, definitely. we've been here for a few hours now and the atmosphere is really good around us and exciting.
so, definitely worth it, yeah. football, the champions league, is so difficult to predict, but if you had to, as liverpool fans! the big question! 2—0 to liverpool. sadio mane. thanks, guys. the other thing to say is, as you mentioned, no big screens in the fan zones, so the police strategy is to divide and conquer, or at least control some of the 70,000 that we're expecting here in the city. the atmosphere extremely positive so far. and you can see all the build—up to the game here on the news channel, and then listen to live commentary on bbc radio 5 live at eight o'clock tonight. the headlines on bbc news... ahead of his state visit to the uk — president trump defies diplomatic norms, praising boris johnson and his bid to become prime minister.
in madrid — fans gear up to this evenings all—english champions league final, liverpool versus tottenham. good news for tenants — as a ban on letting fees comes into effect in england. at least twelve people have been killed in a mass shooting at a government office in the us state of virginia. the gunman died in an exchange of fire with police. he's been described as a disgruntled employee of the city of virginia beach. 0ur north america correspondent, chris buckler, reports. some of the employees who were finishing up their work here on friday afternoon never had the chance to go home. the police say one of their long—time colleagues walked into this local government building and started shooting indiscriminately, killing a dozen people. they said to stay in there until the cops got there and let us come out. there was probably about 20 of us
in an office, crammed in. we barricaded the door. did you hear any gunshots? yes. yeah, we did. several people were wounded and had to be airlifted to hospital. the gunman is said to have made his way from floor to floor, shooting wildly, before being killed in an exchange of fire with police. an officer was also struck, but he was saved from serious injury because he was wearing a bullet—proof vest. this is a horrific day for the commonwealth of virginia. our hearts ache over the senseless violence that has been inflicted upon the virginia beach community today. my deepest condolences and prayers go to the families of those who left home this morning and will not return tonight. behind the cordons, police teams, the fbi and forensic officers
are examining the scene and trying to piece together the background to this country's latest shooting. it's believed the gunman was a disgruntled public employee, based here at the offices at virginia beach. there will, of course, be a full investigation to try to determine what led him to commit these murders. but the wider debate, once again, will be about how easy it is to get guns in america. this is the 150th mass shooting in the united states this year. a ban on "unfair" fees charged by lettings agents in england has come into force today, two—and—a—half years after the plan was first announced. it means tenants will no longer be billed for things like viewings, credit checks or setting up a tenancy. but there are warnings rents could be pushed up as a result, as landlords try to make up their lost income. joining me now is hilary burkitt, head of research at shelter.
shelter is involved in the campaign to get this law changed, you are obviously delighted this day has come, what will it mean for tenants. indeed, it has been a long time coming but this is a long time landmark for tenants across england. it has been in place across scotland for a while and it is great news it is happening here. tenants have typically been charged an average about £300 per tenancy in terms of these for referencing, credit checks, admin and all kinds of reasons for which the letting agencies have been charging these. and we know from our own research it has been pushing tenants into debt, they have been right at the start even before they get their keys to the front door, they are in debt because they have been charged these phenomenal these, on top of the fact they have to find deposits, rent up front, it is a very expensive time and the these have been exacerbating that. he describes the monomer -- phenomenal these but you took about
£300 to set up. but presumably there are certain £300 to set up. but presumably there a re certain costs £300 to set up. but presumably there are certain costs letting agencies will have to meet to do that part of the process, the process the landlord will want them to do. indeed, there are costs, but we have found these people have been charged, they are far in excess of what seems fair in many cases. we have seen what seems fair in many cases. we have seen extreme what seems fair in many cases. we have seen extreme examples of people charge £500 for referencing when we know that only costs ten to £15 to conduct those checks, so things which massively are in excess of what it is costing the agent. so to introduce the predictability tenants need, occasionally, letting agencies are not charging fees at all. in some cases, they have been charged hundreds of pounds so tenants have not had that predictability. they will now not be able to charge any upfront fees. is there a problem with simply the shortage available
—— of available rented property? absolutely, this is one of the problems, landlords have been able to shop around to find a letting agent not charging them high fees so the letting agencies have been passing those costs straight to the te na nts passing those costs straight to the tenants and the tenants are over a barrel because it is so hard for te na nts to barrel because it is so hard for tenants to find affordable and suitable property. when they have found it, they have really no choice but to accept the fees and they have not got the power to negotiate, said banning these fees will mean a much fairer system for tenants. when we spoke before, just after ten o'clock to the association of retail letting agents, they were saying that they are worried that the effect, there is something deceptive about this act. because all the costs, in their view, will have to be met one way or another and they will simply be passed on to the tenet in higher rents. well, we have not seen that happening in scotland, there has been no real evidence of that
happening in scotland, so we do not believe that will be happening to any great extent in england. what will be most likely is some of the cuts will be absorbed by the agents themselves, some may be passed onto landlords and we do not think it will happen to a great degree that this will be passed onto tenants. but in any event, if there is a cost passed on to tenants, it will be prefera ble passed on to tenants, it will be preferable to be on their rent on an ongoing basis than to be stung at the start of their tenancy when they can least afford it. it will depend on how much people are aware of it, the legitimate and reputable letting agencies clearly will obey the law but there is always a risk some will try not to, less reputable ones. what do tenants need to know about their rights now, to say no to this? because otherwise, they fear if i say no, i lose the tenancy and it goes to somebody else. in scotland, even after the ban was put in place, there was still a number, one in ten
agents still charged fees even when they were no longer allowed. so te na nts they were no longer allowed. so tenants need to know they cannot be charged upfront fees after today for new tenancies and they should challenge those fees, they cannot on the shelter website to get more information but upfront fees are no longer allowed —— they can look on the shelter website. breaking news. this is from sevilla. it is the news thatjose antonio this is from sevilla. it is the news that jose antonio jsoe this is from sevilla. it is the news thatjose antonio jsoe antoreyes has been killed in a traffic accident. that is coming from his former club in spain and we will bring you more on that as we get it. that isjose antonio reyes. the uk border force has intercepted migrant boats off
the kent coast this morning. there are reports of as many as eight boats. four have apparently been intercepted, with around 30 people on board. the mp for dover and deal, charlie elphicke, says the government isn't doing enough and needs to get a grip on what he calls ‘this current crisis‘. those are the main stories this lunchtime. the weather, with susan powell. hello. a quick glance and you could be forgiven for thinking it is the med, glorious blue skies, but it is our own beautiful st ives in cornwall this morning. some sunshine and mediterranean warmth across the southern half of the uk. through the first part of the weekend, at least, that warmth feeding up from iberia. to the north, you can see the paler colours on the chart behind me. rather more average temperatures. and by sunday, we see cooler weather pushing into the west, as low pressure begins to take an increasing influence. however, this afternoon, plenty of sunshine for south wales, through the midlands, perhaps increasingly even into the north east of england too and the temperatures shoot up in that sunshine, perhaps up to 27 across eastern
england in the afternoon. that will make it the hottest day of the year so far. further north, much more cloud, drizzly rain, showers for the north—west of scotland and temperatures capped in the high teens. not a bad evening, though. the cloud thins and breaks, before our next area of low pressure feeds in from the atlantic, bringing quite heavy rain into scotland by the end of the night. a pretty muggy night, lows in some spots of 16 degrees. sunday, as this front pushes into the west, it will introduce some fresher air. but ahead of that, in the east, another warm day, with sunshine. temperatures across eastern england could easily get up into the mid—20s. further west, though, some showers from the get—go. more persistent rain clears from scotland, but perhaps the odd heavier shower for scotland and northern ireland, with thunder later in the day. and a breezier day too, quite gusty where we get heavier showers.
cloud fills in across eastern england later in the day, but still, temperatures possibly up into the mid—20s. more widely, around the high teens or the low—20s across the uk for sunday. by monday, ourfront is off into the continent, we're all into fresher air and for the start of the new week, we are opening our doors again to the atlantic, feeding areas of low pressure. so an unsettled scene for the weekend, quite changeable weather, sunshine one day and showers the next, and temperatures return to much more average values.
good afternoon. donald trump has broken with convention by commenting publicly on the conservative leadership race — saying boris johnson would do "a very good job." in an interview with the sun newspaper ahead of his state visit to the uk, president trump described mrjohnson as very talented. he also expressed his view about some of the other contenders, as our political correspondent, mark lobel, reports. it's not a diplomatic intervention but donald trump doesn't seem to much care. ahead of a three—day state visit to the president comes close, very close, to endorsing a candidate as our next prime minister. i've always liked him, i don't know that he's going to be chosen but i think he's a very good quy: chosen but i think he's a very good guy, talented person. he's been very positive about me and our country. and offers this teaser about the other contenders. other people have asked me for endorsement, i'd been
asked me for endorsement, i'd been asked for endorsements. other leadership contenders have asked you for endorsements? i don't want to see here but other people have asked. there were harsh words for michael gove after he criticised donald trump for sabre rattling over iran. donald trump's team don't want this to overshadow his state visit and have insisted the president is not endorsing a candidate despite all appearances. but conservative party members will be left in no doubt that boris johnson has friends in high places. when the british government and the white house fixed the date they probably thought this would not be such a critical moment when we had essentially a lame duck prime minister and an open field for the succession in which case i think it was inevitable this was a president to say is what is on his mind. meanwhile the leadership race remains wide open, today the home secretary put in deal firmly at the centre of his bed. speaking in singapore the defence secretary penny mordaunt who is thinking about
joining the contest was asked to await us fears about the uk is relationship with the chinese telecoms company huawei. these are judgments to be made. there are vulnerabilities of just having judgments to be made. there are vulnerabilities ofjust having one supplier. so, all nations facing these decisions have to look at the detail, they have to weigh that up. candidates have just over a week left to come forward with 12 standing so far. and expect a few more to enter the race and for others to publicly back candidates, though not perhaps with a fanfare of the words of support from this man gets. mark labelle, bbc news. in the united states, at least 12 people have been killed — and several injured — in a shooting at a government building in virginia. the suspect is described by officials as a disgruntled city employee. he fired indiscriminately at the location in virginia beach last night. 0ur washington correspondent, chris buckler, reports.
some of the employees who were finishing up their work on friday afternoon never had a chance to go home. the police say one of their long—time colleagues walked in and started shooting indiscriminately, killing a dozen people. they said to stay and wait until the cops got there and let us come out. there was probably about 20 of us in an office, crammed in. we barricaded the door. did you hear any gunshots? yes, we did. several people were wounded and had to be airlifted to hospital. the gunman is said to have made his way from floor to floor, shooting wildly, before being killed in an exchange of fire with police. an officer was also struck, but he was saved from serious injury because he was wearing a bullet—proof vest. this is a horrific day for the commonwealth of virginia. our hearts ache over
this senseless violence that has been inflicted on the virginia beach community today. my deepest condolences and prayers go to the families of those who left home this morning and will not return tonight. behind the cordons, police teams, the fbi and forensic officers are examining the scene and trying to piece together the background to this country's latest shooting. it is believed the gunman was a disgruntled public employee, based here at the offices at virginia beach. there will be a full investigation to try to determine what led him to commit these murders. but the wider debate once again will now about how easy it is to get guns in america. this is the 150th mass shooting in the united states this year. chris buckler, bbc news, virginia
beach. the uk border force says it is dealing with a number of boats carrying migrants off the coast of kent. eyewitness accounts suggest there could possibly be up to eight vessels, and four have apparently been intercepted with around 30 people on board. last month, a record 140 migrants crossed the channel. from today private tenants in england will no longer have to pay letting agents fees when they sign up to rent a property. the new rules, announced in 2016 by the chancellor, have been described as the biggest change to the renting industry in decades. but there are warnings rents are already being pushed up as rental businesses try to claw back income. our business correspondent, katy austin, reports. today's changes affect letting agents, landlords and millions of private renters, like kirsty in coventry. this is what she had to pay on top of her first month's rent. application fee, that was 300. deposit, 895, i think it was.
so, £120 to then renew the contract, to stay for another 12 months here. the fees charged to kirsty were fairly typical, but for years there have been complaints that some agents have been charging far more and that some of what renters have had to pay simply hasn't been justified. there's already a ban on fees charged to tenants in scotland, and now england too. charges including application and referencing fees are banned. deposits are capped at five weeks rent. some things can still be charged for, including replacing lost keys, but only reasonable costs. campaigners worry letting agents willjust make money in other ways. some letting agents are looking to use things like deposit alternative products, which they get a commission from, but can end up being very expensive for renters. agents say they're already charging landlords higher fees to boost income, and they will raise rents. but businesses who can't make up the difference, they say, will fold. it will have a massive effect.
they will close offices, and we've already seen that started. it's going to be the smaller ones, the independents, that are going to suffer more. landlords agree rents will rise and say more will self manage to avoid agents‘ costs. do you have the training, do you have the time, do you have the experience for it? and if they don‘t, they are probably going to go out of the market. it‘s not worth it, especially with tax changes coming up in the next year as well. tenants like kirsty are just happy their next move will involve lower upfront costs. katy austin, bbc news. it will be a busy day of soccer in madrid with the all english champions league final. that fascinating all—english champions league final is not far away now. liverpool kick off against tottenham at 8:00pm tonight at atletico madrid‘s wanda metropolitano stadium. for eitherjurgen klopp or mauricio pochettino, they will lift their first trophy in charge of their clubs. thousands of fans congregating in the heart of madrid.
it‘s the culmination of two incredible journeys, and anna holligan and david 0rnstein are there for us. anna we‘ll start with you because you‘ve been amongst the lucky supporters who‘ve made their way out there. and a growing sense of anticipation and trepidation, both sides going into this game feeling invincible off the back of those incredible semifinals but their fans off the back of those incredible semifinals but theirfans here off the back of those incredible semifinals but their fans here are gathering in their thousands are also vulnerable. most of the people i‘ve been speaking to don‘t actually have one of these golden tickets and there are plenty of expensive fix circulating. even those who do are being warned to take extra care because uefa have been warning that may be people posing as official stewards ready to steal those special tickets to access the stadium. the strategy here is divide and conquer, or rather control. fan zones have been dispersed across the
city in an effort to try to spread these passions a little bit. thanks. so that‘s the view from the fans. what about the match, david? many of the fans already making their way over here to the stadium, we are expecting around 17,000 officially from both clubs but you can guarantee many more will have got their hands on tickets for what is only the second all english european cup final and a golden opportunity to win club football is most coveted prize. liverpool are the favourites, reaching the final a year ago and no victory here would make them the outright third most successful team in the competitions history with six titles. tottenham have never got to this point before so have never got to this point before so arguably its most important game they've ever played. both teams have been transformed under their manager is mauricio pochettino and jurgen klopp but neither of them have won a trophy in english football. that's about to change on what should be a brilliant night. looking forward to it, you can hearfull commentary tonight will stop
mark pougatch brings stop you all the build up from 6 o‘clock. former arsenal forward jose antonio reyes has died in a car crash in spain at the age of 35. another of his old clubs, sevilla, confirmed the tragic news. reyes spent three seasons at arsenal between 2004 and 2007, having arrived halfway through the club‘s invincibles season. during his time in england he won the premier league and fa cup. reyes also had spells with real madrid and atletico madrid. england women‘s manager phil neville will get one more chance today to look at his squad ahead of the world cup, which starts on friday. they face new zealand in theirfinal warm up match live on bbc one from 1:00pm at brighton‘s amex stadium this afternoon. after beating denmark 2—0 last weekend, england will be hoping to head to the tournament in france in a confident mood ahead of their first fixture against scotland a week tomorrow. you might be pulling an all—nighter if you‘re staying up after the champions league final for the boxing because at around
3:30 tomorrow morning, anthonyjoshua will defend his world heavyweight titles against andy ruizjr. the mexican weighed in more than 20 pounds heavier than joshua, although few people are giving him a chance against the man who‘s yet to be beaten in his professional career. two matches in the cricket world cup today. afghanistan face defending champions australia later but first sri lanka are taking on new zealand. the black caps have been making the most of bowler friendly conditions at cardiff‘s sophia gardens. matt henry has picked up three wickets. latest score, 122 for 8. lots going on today including the premiership rugby union final at twickenham between exeter and saracens. that‘s all the sport for now. what to look forward to, thank you. the next news on bbc one is at 7:10pm.
now on bbc news, click. the sun is finally out in the uk and festival season is upon us. and to celebrate the good weather we find ourselves at the world —famous hay literary festival. nestled at the border of england and wales, hay—on—wye has been home to the event for over 30 years. i love the hay festival. you can come here and fill your brains with all sorts of new knowledge on all sorts of subjects delivered by all kinds of brilliant speakers.
and when you have done that, you can come see us doing our live show too. yes, once more click live hit the hay. we spoke about robots, explained in detail about how our brains develop and we built an artificial intelligence using matchboxes. please welcome maisy mcadam and willow. but possibly the most magical moment of all of our click live shows starred maisy and her dog willow. about six years ago at the age of 16, maisy was diagnosed with a brain tumour. over the next few months her vision was reduced to a tiny blurry circle in just her right eye. well, maisy had agreed to try on stage the latest version of these givevision goggles. they use magnifiers and augmented reality to amplify the wearer‘s remaining vision and highlight outlines. maisy, are they working?
yeah! i can see your microphone, and i can see that you are smiling and i can see the buttons on your shirt. take a look at the audience. yeah. they are waving! i can see there is a lady in the front with a red jacket and the guy next to her is wearing stripes. oh, my god, it is so amazing! applause. i didn‘t quite realise how many people were there and then i put them on and i could see everybody in the audience. it was a scary feeling, actually. something maisy felt especially robbed of through this traumatic experience was her ability to read herfavourite books. we have a copy of harry potter and the philosopher‘s stone here. do you think you would be able to read us the first few sentences if i hold the microphone up? 0k. can you see it? yes. she cries. i‘m sorry.