good morning, welcome to breakfast with tina daheley and charlie stayt. our headlines today: michael gove, one of the frontrunners for the conservative leadership, admits taking cocaine around 20 years ago. the oscar goes to... olivia colman. the academy award winner leads the names in the queen's birthday honours, alongside hundreds of campaigners and volunteers. it's the holiday that's out of this world —
nasa opens up the space station to tourists. the hosts france dazzle in the opening match of the world cup. they comfortably beat south korea 4—0, in front of a sell out crowd in paris. not a perfect start to a saturday — wet and windy for many of us. even as the rain clears it leaves a trail of sunny spells and scattered showers. it's saturday the 8th ofjune. our top story: one of the frontrunners in the race to become the next prime minister, michael gove, has admitted taking cocaine on several occasions, 20 years ago. in an interview with the daily mail, mr gove said he deeply regretted his actions. it comes two days before the conservative party leadership contest officially begins. here's our political correspondent, peter saull.
quite a startling admission from michael gove. we should stress this was 20 years ago, but he says as a young journalist he took cocaine several times at social events. he says look, i made a mistake, i profoundly regret it. what does this do to him standing in the conservative leadership race? he says, this will be up to my colleagues to decide whether i should become leader of the party. he says look, judge me on my record, while i have been a politician. he says all politicians have lives before politics. what effect is this likely to have on his bid for the leadership? he is not the only contender to admit taking drugs in the past. international development secretary rory stewart said he took opium at a wedding in iran 15 years ago. but michael gove is considered one of the favourites to become the next pm.
as he says in this interview it will be up to his colleagues in the conservative party to decide if he makes it to the final two. those rounds of voting will get under way on thursday. then it will go out to the membership, if he does make the final two. these are conservative members, conservative by nature, and it is perhaps another sign that this contest could be quite bruising for some of the men and women who want to be the next pm. the actress, 0livia colman, says she's "thrilled, delighted and humbled" to be appointed a cbe in the queen's birthday honours. tv advernturer bear grylls, and the author lee child also join more than a thousand members of the public to be honoured, as lizo mzimba reports. 0livia colman. academy award winner 0livia colman says she is thrilled to have been made a commander of the order of the british empire for services to drama. now is the winter of our discontent... simon russell beale has received a knighthood for his acting work.
in the world of music, performer and actor alfie boe becomes an 0be for services to music and charity. while the grammy— and brit—nominated performer mia becomes an mbe. but of course, the majority of the honours have gone to people who aren't in the public eye. people like nimco ali, who has become an 0be for her work campaigning against female genital mutilation. i spoke out because i was hurt that 20 years after i was subjected to fgm, girls in the uk were still at risk. and now we have a decade to make sure we save the most vulnerable girls on the planet. 15 foster carers have been made mbes, including gordon and brenda potter, who have looked after hundreds of children. something we have enjoyed doing for so long has actually won us this award.
i would hate never to have done it. i am very proud of the award but i'm glad i have done it. and liverpool street cleaner tommy mcardle receives a british empire medal for services to the community. he is just one of hundreds being recognised for the work that they do that benefits so many others. earlier on breakfast we heard how the author lee child, almost missed his nomination for a cbe, due to a mix—up with his address. well, there was a very nice letter that came from the cabinet office to my house in england, and i wasn't there. they didn't get a reply from me, so they chased me down to my agent and i got an e—mail one day before the deadline, so they onlyjust got me
in time. health officials are investigating the deaths of three hospital patients in manchester and liverpool, following an outbreak of listeria, which has been linked to pre—packed sandwiches. (00v)three other people are seriously ill. production at the factory where the sandwiches are made has been stopped. public health england says the risk to the public is low. four boys, aged between 15 and 18, have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and aggravated grevious bodily harm, following an attack on two women, on a london night bus.(tx the assault on melania geymonat and her girlfriend chris, took place as they were travelling to north london. the attackers asked the couple to kiss, while making sexual gestures. donald trump says the us and mexico have reached a deal on illegal migration. the american president had threatened to impose tariffs on all mexican imports, unless action was taken to stem the flow of illegal immigrants crossing into the united states. here's our washington
correspondent, chris buckler. the problem is that this border have been the source of deep divisions between the us and mexico. the surge of migrants trying to cross into the us here led president trump to threaten tariffs on a huge amount of trade that also comes across from the mexican side. but with just days to go the tariffs have been avoided, much to mexico's relief. translation: an agreement has been reached between the governments of mexico ran the us, with, which, as you probably already know, tariffs will not be implemented on monday. 0n will not be implemented on monday. on twitter, president trump said the ta riffs on twitter, president trump said the tariffs had been indefinitely suspended and that mexico had agreed to make efforts to stem the tide of migrants through mexico and to the us‘s southern border. mexico has made a point of showing it is doing more, trying to deter groups from making their way from central
america. it has moved some of its national guard to the southern border with guatemala, as part of stopping drug trafficking. there have been three days of talks at the white house while donald trump was in europe, the agreement wasn't signed off until he returned to washington. president has long promised his supporters that he would address about illegal immigration. he will see this as a significant step forward. by saying he is indefinitely suspending tariffs, president trump may be warning that he is prepared to threaten them again if he doesn't see the number of migrants fall. it was once a distant dream, but space tourism could be a reality from next year. nasa is opening the international space station for visitors. but you'll need plenty of cash — a round trip will cost as much as £16 million. gareth barlow has the details.
three, two, one, zero... it is the trip of a lifetime, and now anyone can make it — if you have the money. the us space agency, nasa, has announced that from 2020 tourists and business ventures will be able to visit the international space station. staying at the only space hotel in the universe won't be cheap. the pricetag: $35,000 a night. it is enough to leave anyone seeing stars. but that is cheap compared to the cost to get there. we pay about $80 million a seat for our own astronauts to go. if you average out the program, our costs will come down to about $58 million a seat. activities on board the space station will surely include enjoying zero gravity, marvelling at the incredible view, and possibly badminton. successful private astronauts will have to complete vigorous training, and the money
spent by those who take part will help mankind venture further into space. the commercialisation of low—earth orbit will enable nasa to focus resources to land the first woman and the next man on the moon by 2024 as the first phase of creating a sustainable lunar presence and preparing missions to mars. 50 years after neil armstrong took one small step for man, nasa has taken a giant leap to make space accessible for millionaires. it's been described as a landmark case. a woman who killed her husband after facing years of emotional abuse, won't face a retrial, after having her murder conviction reduced to manslaughter, on the grounds of diminished responsibility. sally challen was yesterday freed having already served close to nine years in prison. we'll discuss the significance of the case in a moment,
first here's our home affairs correspondent, june kelly. eight years ago, sally challen was jailed as a murderer. she left the 0ld jailed as a murderer. she left the old bailey a free woman, after the emergence of new psychiatric evidence. with her, her two sons, james and david, who have always supported her. i just james and david, who have always supported her. ijust wanted to say how happy i am, and i want to thank my legal team and all my family who stood behind me and stood with me through all of this, thank you. at a news conference, sally challen spoke about the man she was with for a0 yea rs. about the man she was with for a0 years. i still love richard and miss him dreadfully, and i wish that none of this had happened. so, sally
challen now resumes herfamily life. her case will lead to renewed debate on the damage done by domestic abuse, when there are no physical injuries. we're joined now by barrister kama melly. what was your reaction to the outcome of this case? sally challen's conviction being reduced to manslaughter? i think the judgement in relation to her conviction for murder being quashed, and the real and new significant evidence about her culpability at the time, i don't think it was a huge surprise that once that evidence was reviewed that belatedly they accept the guilty plea to manslaughter on the basis of diminished responsibility. that is an important point. there has been a lot of discussion, within the law as
well, that coercive control is recognised but this was not on that basis. that is right to and extent. it is to recognise coercive control, the nature of that and the impact it can have. you are right to say that this decision in the court of appeal was based on the fact that there was new, fresh, significant psychiatric evidence that could have impacted on the verdict of the jury, which is why they left open the possibility ofa why they left open the possibility of a retrial. what this case does do i think very much is to highlight the very real issue for women of coercive control, and the impact it can have, and it certainly did have an impact on the overall psychiatric picture. we are just seeing these very moving images, and wejust heard from the press conference a moment ago. she came out of court a free woman, and she said family support has been crucial. this is a
personal tragedy, of course, a family ripped apart. we heard a moment ago from the press conference, her saying "i still love richard". she has been very honest, brutally honest. in a way, that is at the heart of some of the issues around all of these kinds of situations, isn't it? absolutely. some of the most abusive relationships can be ones where there is also love and dedication, and it is not really a surprise to me that actually there is real remorse and devastation that she lost somebody through her own actions, and i am absolutely sure that all of the family, however the deceased had behaved, would wish that actually they could have turned the clock back and the events could have not happened at all stop by this idea of coercive control, is a relatively new concept, and sally challen herself hadn't heard about it until... it was an episode of the
archers that she was following, that is when she first realised she was ina is when she first realised she was in a situation that she could relate to. that's right, and sometimes it does take that for women to recognise that actually it wasn't them. it was a toxic relationship. it was somebody putting them under that level of emotional abuse, ensuring their insecurity, robbing them of their self—esteem, and a numberof other them of their self—esteem, and a number of other steps that really, one individual of those pieces of action wouldn't be a crime, but taken together amount to an abusive relationship, and therefore now a criminal act. i think yes, what this case has done, and of course before that fictional storyline, it has really opened up the debate that made people realise that domestic abuse doesn't have to mean violence. are you conscious that more people are coming forward, anecdotally
through your own experience? yes, andi through your own experience? yes, and i think it is similar to our awareness of grooming, thatjust because people choose to stay or put themselves in those positions, that actually it is as a basis of the relationship and being an abusive one. i think as this story and this account is out there in the open, i think people will recognise this and more will come forward. will they also come forward to appeal existing convictions for murder? a woman who may have killed her partner after being an abusive relationship? you can imagine if you are in that situation you may very much be reading this and hoping there would be lawyers who would take up your case. there will be women in custody who have killed their partners against the background of abuse, and where perhaps we should be considering that and looking at further psychiatric evidence. very good to talk to you this morning.
more on that story throughout the morning. thank you. here's louise with a look at this morning's weather. no, but i'll tell you what, my garden is desperate for some rain. this is a weather watch picture from greater london. what a way that hosepipe. you will not needed today or most of the week. thank you for sending ina or most of the week. thank you for sending in a photograph, paul. heavy rain has been pushing dudley north. it has been accompanied by strong to gale force gusts of winds along channel goes in the last few hours. up channel goes in the last few hours. up to 60 mph. the strongest winds to the south of that low. it continues to push north and east as we go through the day today. if you have some rain, for instance, south midlands and parts of central wales, your day should improve as they gradually dress north and east. it will sit across northern england. north—west scotland and northern ireland faring too bad. sunny spells
and scattered showers. a windy afternoon, not particularly warm. along with central wales, it is a bright and breezy affair as we go into the afternoon with a scattering of showers the temperature is disappointing. i2— 18 degrees. just a week ago we had highs of 28 celsius. could you believe it? that low pressure celsius. could you believe it? that low pressure moves celsius. could you believe it? that low pressure moves north and east. it will linger across the northern isles. 0vernight tonight, as the winds fall, ghostly, the temperatures are likely to fall away into single figures for many. a chillier start to sunday morning, but a drier one with some sunny spells coming through for most of us. spells coming through for most of us. the isobars open up, the winds continue to fall late. we will see this little weather front to the north—west. it will enhance the showers. the although moving off into scandinavia, will linger across the northern isles. elsewhere dry, sunny start for many. as the heats sta rts sunny start for many. as the heats starts to develop we could see some sharp, thundery downpours across
england and wales into the afternoon. temperatures will be a degree also up on what we are expecting today. even so, not great shakes. i2— expecting today. even so, not great shakes. 12—19 degrees if we are lucky. as we move out of sunday into monday there is more wet weather to come. a lot of uncertainty as to where the most persistent rain will be sitting. because of this little front moving up from the channel. it could be a little further west, a little further east. you will need to keep abreast of the forecast for monday. there is a potentialfor more wet weather crossed eastern england, may be drifting through the spine of the country. that said, there will be showers up into the far noth and west. it doesn't look great on monday if you have outdoor plans. again, temperatures subdued. 12-17. plans. again, temperatures subdued. 12—17. 0ne plans. again, temperatures subdued. 12—17. one of the reasons is the winds will swing round to a north—easterly direction. they will stay with us, making it feel disappointingly cold on exposed north—east coast and the showers along the spells of rain look likely to stay with us for much of the
week. back to you two. it is coming up week. back to you two. it is coming up to 20 past seven. could eating small doses of boiled peanuts be an effective way to treat severe nut allergies? it's a theory being tested by researchers in london, who hope it could lead to a safe and cost—effective treatment being made available on the nhs. as dafydd evans reports, it could help transform the lives of thousands of children in the uk. not straight into there, please. not straight into there, pleasem is pancake same. a favourite for many children. but six—year—old bradley has learned what he can and can't have. even a trace of nuts could cause an allergic reaction which could become really serious. when someone brings in like a nut ca ke when someone brings in like a nut cake my teachers look at it and then if there are nuts ikard have it in school. his mother can't take any chances. bradley's symptoms could range from a slight rush to swelling
or severe breathing problems, which, in extreme cases, can be fatal. he doesn't go to any children's parties without us. we don't want to put them at risk. because it's his life that we could be toying with. so we'd rather keep them safe, keep them in our little bubble, where we know that he is safe. in the hope that things could change, bradley and his family are hoping to be selected for a groundbreaking trial at this london hospital. it will mean giving bradley tiny doses of oil peanuts. there are other ways of overcoming the allergy, this study could pave the way for cheaper methods for the around a% of children living with the condition in the uk. it showed a lot of the protein changes with the boiling process. we have ended up with a low allergy version of peanut that we can use to gently teach the body how not to react. all of those who have
completed the first trial in this study could come as a result, tolerate 6— eight peanuts without significant symptoms. but as with any study like this, there is a risk and he and his family will have to stay overnight as a precaution. yeah, am really nervous about it. i'm not going to lie about it. i'm absolutely petrified. but bradley has taken it in his stride and so shall we. we will be positive. my pancake! if selected for the trial, bradley and his family will be visiting london for around six months. friends and family have been busy fundraising. and if successful life could taste very different. that was dafydd evans reporting. joining us on the sofa is allergy researcher, professor clare m ills, from the university of manchester. a very good morning to you. right at the heart of this, a very personal story. the mum lisa talking about her concern going into this trial is that bradley is been given the thing he is allergic to which has been
boiled down. you can understand that isa boiled down. you can understand that is a worry in itself. absolutely. in actual fact there have been studies using roasted instead of boiled peanut and people get so many reactions that they can't continue in the studies. and they can sometimes drop out. what is the evidence so far about this particular procedure? what it seems to be is that the boiled peanut has lost some of its capacity to cause an allergic reaction. so they get fewer side effect, it is better tolerated. and so there is a good chance this will be a more effective therapy for more people than using therapy for more people than using the roasted peanuts, which is what the roasted peanuts, which is what the main therapy being developed is. ina way the main therapy being developed is. in a way it sounds quite simple, giving someone who has an allergy to something the thing, gradually decreases the allergy. gas. it is risky. don't do this at home,
please. and it is done in a very, very controlled and safe environment, as we saw on the film of paul and the team at st mary's. because there is a risk severe reactions and people to get them when they are going through. and the doses they start them off with our tiny, tiny doses, thousandths of a gram. that is an interesting point you may, the concerns of people's of coming into the trials. are there some people who, to be honest, have allergies that are so severe that you wouldn't even try the procedures? how does that scale work? well, there are some people. there are also some people who get side effect is. there is a condition where you get white blood cells in your gut and you have to stop them. there are alternatives also being
developed. they are more expensive. they are what we call biological drugs. they have great potential to ta ke drugs. they have great potential to take away all of those side—effects for those people who are very sensitive. and there are trials going on with those at the moment. like you say, this is a trial. how soon do you think before you see something like this being used with the nhs was yellow well, the roasted peanuts, not paul's study, the one with perhaps more side—effects, they failed their marketing authorisation in the united states. that may well be if it's approved available in year or 18 months. we would hope they would be doing it in europe shortly after that. so we are really talking a couple of years and these are going to be available. we seem to be talking a lot more about allergies generally, which, of course, is a good thing. what is the evidence around whether more people are suffering from allergies than they used to? well, it is interesting. food allergies are part ofa interesting. food allergies are part of a big spectrum of allergies like
pollen and so forth. and if you were born between the first world war and second world war very little chance of having any allergy. now in our general younger population you are talking 25% will have some kind of allergy and a smaller proportion of them have got food allergy. when you them have got food allergy. when you the younger generation, you are talking about... people born in the ‘905. talking about... people born in the '905. 2596 of talking about... people born in the '90s. 2596 of those. have an allergy to pollen, dust, something. why is that? we don't know. it is something to do with modern living. if you live in places like southern india there is virtually no food allergy at all. there is something about what we are eating in our environment that is promoting allergy. after talking about this and the various treatments, people need to be very cautious. by no pa rents need to be very cautious. by no parents and people are when they know they have a condition. definitely. this is not something to do at home. if you think your child has a food allergy go to a gp and
get referred to a proper allergy centre and get properly assessed. professor clare m ills, centre and get properly assessed. professor clare mills, thank you very much for talking to us. you're watching breakfast. still to come: as the women's world cup gets under way in france, sally is live in paris getting reaction from the former england player, alex scott. stay with us, headlines coming up.
hello, this is breakfast with tina daheley and charlie stayt. good morning, here's a summary of today's main stories from bbc news. one of the front—runners in the race to become the next prime minister, michael gove, has admitted taking cocaine on several occasions, 20 years ago. in an interview with the daily mail, mr gove said he deeply regretted his actions and insisted it shouldn't rule him out of the contest to succeed theresa may, which begins next week. the queen's birthday honours list has been unveiled, with a group of 15 leading foster carers all awarded mbes.
actor 0livia colman has been made a cbe for her services to drama, with singer alfie boe made an 0be for services to music and charity. health officials are investigating the deaths of three hospital patients in manchester and liverpool, following an outbreak of listeria, which has been linked to pre—packed sandwiches. three other people are seriously ill. production at the factory where the sandwiches are made has been stopped. public health england says the risk to the public is low. four teenage boys, aged between 15 and 18, have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and aggravated grevious bodily harm, following an attack on two women, on a london night bus. the assault on melania geymonat and her girlfriend chris, took place as they were travelling to north london. the attackers asked the couple to kiss, while making sexual gestures. donald trump says the us and mexico have reached a deal on illegal migration.
the american president had threatened to impose tariffs on all mexican imports, unless action was taken to stem the flow of illegal immigrants crossing into the united states. a joint declaration says mexico will take the unprecedented step of deploying 6,000 soldiers to the border. new cameras that are activated by sound, could soon be used on britain's roads, to help cut down on noise pollution. the devices will be triggered by excessively loud vehicles, which will then take a picture and send a fine to the owner. it's to reduce anti—social noise in quiet communities. an initial trial will take place later this year. a new law to protect service animals, such as police dogs and horses, comes in to force today. the legislation is called "finn's law" after a police dog who was stabbed while chasing a suspect. the change will prevent those who attack or injure service animals from claiming self—defence. it's thought that more than a hundred animals have been
injured in the line of duty since 2012. people are being urged to avoid buying fresh or frozen yellowfin tuna sourced from the indian ocean. a report from the conservation group, the blue marine foundation, says the breed is being overfished and pushed to the brink of collapse in the area. the study says that stocks in the pacific remain strong. let's turn our attention to france and the women's world cup is officially under way. it all started last night, and sally is there for us. last night, and sally is there for us. as if to make the point that you are in paris, i think i recognise the backdrop. can you tell where i am, everyone? as if it wasn't obvious already. we are right in front of the arc de triomphe in the centre of paris. it is a little bit windy here, as i'm sure you can
tell. france got off to the perfect start last night, beating south korea a—0 last night after a great performance. in scale and as spectacle, france promised to host women's football's greatest show. a tournament that will matter long after the music stops and the smoke clears. that takes planning, including on the pitch. france are among the favourites, especially when up against south korea. here's why. here comes le sommer — the opening goal of the world cup finals of 2019. the scorer, eugenie le sommer, their biggest star. a beginning so perfect it was almost choreographed. almost. of course, football is not a predictable game and now even when you score you're not entirely sure. france thought they had a second but this is the first women's tournament to use var. this was its first use. the decision, somewhat belatedly, offside. a minor delay to the french. they have in their number wendie renard, at six foot one the tallest play in the tournament. an altitude beyond any south korean. before the break we saw an aerial encore.
head and shoulders above. just like her team. for a time in the second half it seemed they were too comfortable. renard allowed south korea a moment — a fleeting moment. it passed all too quickly for lee min—a. she knew she wouldn't get a better one. many of this french side play club football for lyon, europe's dominant team. among them their captain, who goes by the name henry. oh, it's a wonderful, wonderfulfourth goal! amandine henry's goal already feels like a defining one. hosting tournaments weighs heavy on some sides. france, however, are owning their stage. patrick geary, bbc news. here with me now is former lioness alex scott, who helped take england to the semi finals in 2015. it's lovely to see you. sorry about this! don't worry about it, in a
moment they will put us at a vision and show some pictures! last night, france got off to the best start. they did, and that is what you a lwa ys they did, and that is what you always wa nt they did, and that is what you always want for the host nation, but not only the start but the style they played in. the fans were loving it, it was a great atmosphere. let's talk about the goals. 0ne it, it was a great atmosphere. let's talk about the goals. one was disallowed, but they were fantastic, weren't they? yes, especially henry's goal, finishing it off like that. i think south korea were more organised in the second half and limited the opportunities of france, but that goal set the standard. a p pa re ntly but that goal set the standard. apparently president macron went to speak to them, like he went to speak to the men before they played, and he said it is not good enough to get to the final, you have to win. and thatis to the final, you have to win. and that is how they played, didn't they? yes, they did. every world cup i have been to, i have turned up and said this is france's time. they
hadn't come together as a team before, but last night i saw them perform all together as a team. ominous, isn't it? yes. scotland play england tomorrow night. we are all going to nice later today! to the sunshine. how do you rate scotland? when i look back out previous games against scotland, we knew there was a gulf between england and scotland. now that is closed. you have young erin cuthbert and other players, they are used to playing professional football, and other players, they are used to playing professionalfootball, with a ball at their feet every day, and you can see the confidence they have. i think they are believing for the first time that they can actually beat england. erin cuthbert is want to watch, isn't she? yes, she is full of confidence. i like what emma hayes has done with her at
chelsea. even though you have all this talent, you have to be hungry and prove yourself, and she has done that this season. how have england's preparations been? phil neville seems to be suiting the players really well, but the preparations haven't been perfect, have they?” rememberfour years ago haven't been perfect, have they?” remember four years ago going haven't been perfect, have they?” rememberfour years ago going into the world cup in canada, and we had a warmup game in canada against canada, and we lost 1—0, and a warmup game in canada against canada, and we lost1—0, and it a warmup game in canada against canada, and we lost 1—0, and it was a wake—up call. took some lessons from it and we moved on. england won't be dwelling on the to new zealand. you learn from it and move on and put it right in the opening match against scotland, that is what they will be looking to do. but looking back, phil neville hasn't chosen the same side in the 12 months leading up to this, and people will be asking if that will hamper their chances. who other teams to watch? france definitely lay down a marker last night. henry, one of the best defensive
midfielders in the world. i am looking forward to nigeria. 0ne midfielders in the world. i am looking forward to nigeria. one of their players has won a lot of trophies and is now at barcelona. hopefully we will see you again later on in the sunshine, getting excited for scotland and england for that big match tomorrow. shelley kerr, the england coach, has been made an 0be. she has been in charge of the national team since 2017 and has been rewarded for her services to football. english golfer georgia hall has also been recognised. eden hazard said it was a dream to play for real madrid, after chelsea confirmed they're agreed a deal to sell him to the spanish side — real haven't revealed the exact fee but it could exceed 150 million pounds. the republic of ireland drew 1—1 with denmark in their euro 2020
qualifier in copenhagen, shane duffy scoring the equaliser in the 85th minute. ireland are top of their group. it's the women's french open final later here in paris today, but british number one johanna konta won't be in it. despite leading in both sets, she was beaten by the czech teenager marketa vondrousova, who'll take on australia's ashleigh barty. it's tough to lose a match, any match, and it is also tough to lose matches where you have opportunities, you do have chances, however i feel very comfortable and very assured in the fact that i did the best i can. rafael nadal‘s match against roger federer was interrupted by a clay dust storm, but it didn't put off nadal, who won in straight sets to reach the final. he's one step away from his 12th roland garros title. but we'll have to find out
who he plays because novak djokovic and dominic thiem have to continue their semi—final later, after it was suspended because of wind and rain. thiem was leading when play was halted. england will be looking to bounce back from monday's shock defeat to pakistan in the cricket world cup, when they face bangladesh in cardiff this morning. england are still the tournament favourites and captain eoin morgan says they'll have learned from that loss. i think games where we have been defeated, probably heavily in the past, we have probably learned the most. we have been able to stay in the game, we have remained in headspace where we believe we can still win the game, and that shows probably a lot more to us and to our supporters about what they don't see all the time. rain put paid to the match between pakistan and sri lanka in bristol. it had to be abandoned without a ball being bowled,
with both teams taking a point — that's only the third wash—out in world cup history. lewis hamilton was quickest in first practice for the canadian grand prix, but he hit a wall in second practice and had to limp back to the pits in montreal with damage to his mercedes. it was a better day for ferrari's charles leclerc, who finished fastest. i have to tell you, i think any of the drivers going around the arc de triomphe right now could probably beat them. it is quite scary! with their hair and the wind issue, how about one of those tennis headbands, in the style of bjorn borg? we have tried everything this morning, i have had a ponytail, a plat, and in the end ijust went for the dog on a speedboat look!
this weekend, the scottish borders is hosting a mountain bike race with a difference. the competitors will all be on electric bikes to give them extra power, speed and distance. organisers hope it will make the sport more accessible. we sent mike bushell to give it a try. in the hills of southern scotland, a mountain bike revolution. professional downhill racer tracey moseley is back, but now also competing on electric mountain bikes. it allows you to go further and faster in many ways, and it allows you to access terrain that i probably wouldn't have gone and done multiple laps of the circuit, i can now do it without assistance. and it is encouraging people who have never ridden a mountain bike to get out and have a go, and i think that is what is one of the most amazing things. this enables the racers to go further, faster, and be more competitive over more extreme courses, while the beginners like myself
are able to sort of keep up and tackle courses that would never have been possible before, like rock faces and roots. a really steep bit here, tree stumps, rocks, scree, but the power kicks in, you don't have to get off or roll backwards or fall off your bike. battery power can't move branches from your path, but going uphill, especially when you pedal and feel electric assist, it means you can all get to the top of the mountain as a group. it is like being on a ski lift. it is called "uphill flow" and you really feel like you are getting a pull up. it allows me to go out and climb with the group that i go outwith, who are extremely fit, they are athletes. i can climb with them and then do the descent. on a normal bike i have to stop and rest. i am type 2 diabetic, so it is helping me control my blood sugar. it just enables me
to explore more in a shorter space of time. you still have to pedal, you are putting in the same work but you are going three times further, so it is a bit of a myth that you don't have to work for your downhills, you certainly have to do. don't think this makes you lazy or the sport easier. the bikes are heavier, rocks are still rocks, and on the downhill it all still has to be controlled. but it gave us a taste of what the best e—mountain bike racers would have to tackle this weekend. it is a bit of a challenge to get through this section without putting a foot down, and if you do you will get a ten second penalty. we are all limited to 25km/h, so there is a blanket limit, which changes the aspect. it will still come down to the fittest person. electronic mountain biking is really where it is out at the moment. i have been blown away by how much fun it is, and generally i like going downhill, but now i quite like going
uphill as well. electric mountain bike racing is still in its infancy in the uk, with most people only able to afford to rent a bike like this now. but now, more people can enjoy the rewards of getting to the top of the hill, which are breathtaking. that looks absolutely stunning. if you are out and about this weekend, there are lots of festivals on. i feel like you have bad news coming up, is that assigned? i love this picture because of the hosepipe, but wherever i stand i either have a plant growing out of my head, or a spade growing out of my head! ijust wa nted spade growing out of my head! ijust wanted to illustrate the point that you can put that away, you are not going to need it this week. it looks as though this area of low
pressure which is the culprit drifting off into scandinavia as we go through the weekend. need to point out the isobars to the south of that, strong, gusty winds, up to 60 mph on those channel close. not great for a ferry crossing. heavy rain pushing through the midlands, up rain pushing through the midlands, up into wales, and the north of england and the scottish borders. others far north as evidential. to the north and west it is dry was sunny spells this afternoon. still pretty windy. a scattering of showers into northern ireland behind it will be a case of sunny spells and showers. however you look at it, it is not going to be warm outside today. 12— 18 degrees at the very best. you have to factor in the strength of the wind. the windmill is down overnight tonight as the low pressure up into scandinavia still lingering in the far noth. across the northern isles and ran into the night. we start tomorrow morning with some sunshine up sunday the
better of the two days this weekend. a chilly start with single figures for many of us. generally speaking, lighter winds, the isoba rs for many of us. generally speaking, lighter winds, the isobars have opened up. these two little weather fronts producing range of the northern isles and maybe the western isles anna cross northern ireland we will see a scattering of showers stop a dry start with some sunshine coming through. we could see some showers across england and wales into the afternoon. if we get these there could be happy, possibly bunbury, just like we saw yesterday. and with lighter winds a bit slower moving. hopefully they will be hit and miss. we will keep more in the way of sunshine. a degree also warm as well. 12—19. as we move out of sunday into monday more wet weather to come. great news for gardeners and growers in eastern england. that is where we are desperate for rain at the moment. the level of uncertainty just where this at the moment. the level of uncertaintyjust where this rain is likely to set as it is pushing up through the near kontinen. we are likely to see some rain across east anglia, the south—east corner, it
may be drifting evil further west through the afternoon. scattered showers further north and west was top not a greatjune scenario. not great during temperatures either. 12-17 great during temperatures either. 12— 17 degrees on where they should be for the time of year. many schools heading towards sportsday ‘s fades. it going to improve the week? possibly not. it stays cool with the north—easterly wind. plenty of frequent showers. maybe an indication by the end of the week of something a little bit drier. louise, thank you very much. we will see you later on. it is 7:a7. we'll be back with the headlines at 8:00. now it's time for newswatch. now it's time for newswatch with samira ahmed. this week, did bbc news treat president trump this week with the respect owed to his office? hello. welcome to newswatch with me, samira ahmed. in the week of president terms's a visit was this an amusing addition to victoria derbyshire studio are just plain offensive? and did the wider coverage of his chip make too much of those who dislike him rather than shop ago showing the office of president it's due respect? although president trump is like a trip to the uk passed off
without major row or embarrassment, it was to the surprise of no one, not free of controversy. so too, the bbc. good coverage of the visit, starting one hour after air force one landed with this spectacle in victoria derbyshire's studios. protests are planned across the uk while he is here tomorrow. an even bigger version of this inflatable marking the present flyover london. in the presence of that inflatable offended a number of viewers including david parry. i was very disappointed when i tuned into victoria derbyshire to see that she had a blimp of the president of the united states, donald trump, in the studio. i felt this was totally out of character, and didn't bode well for the bbc's good reputation for being unbiased. in advance of the visits
and politicians had made it clear that they did not consider president trump welcome in the uk, with the london mayor, sadik khan lambasting the president the day before his arrival. mr trump responded by calling mr khan a stone cold loser, in the sporting this war of words some thought the bbc focused only on the insults flying in one direction. suejones thought this was typical of the bbc manipulation of news coverage. as the president was treated to a ceremonial welcome and private lunch at buckingham palace their news channel interviewed the historian simon sharma who made his views very clear. i think he is morally degraded, personally. he's an enemy of the american constitution. he believes in a bloated version presidential authority. josie added ten objected to the interview and recorded this
video to explain why. if he was invited to show his knowledge of such events, then perhaps the bbc with will hold its fee. if he was so anti tramp, and was invited on he should be ashamed. he launched into an insulting diatribe against donald trump which was obviously his own personal views. the language and tone was dreadful. why did the reporter allow him to continue? way was the balance? why did no one give an opposite point of view? this is a state visit of the president of the united states and i expected a bit more respect. those who felt the president
deserved more respect where else are irked by the caption which appeared on screen on monday ‘s good politics lie. the donald has landed. steve davis e—mailed us. monday ended with a discussion about the state visit on newsnight, on which emily put this point to one of her gusts. you've got a president who can't even drive up the mall to buckingham palace without protest, he has to take helicopters everywhere because he is not like, at all here. peter murphy responded on twitter.
on tuesday as the president met the prime minister under the politicians cloud gathered in protest. several comic versions of donald trump were on display including the blimp anticipated by the victoria derbyshire show and another spotted by a report on the news at one. it has been a fairly peaceful protest. protesters have called this the carnival of resistance. with costumes like this, they've taken the theme rather strongly. david fay about him had this reaction...
and james mason had this to say about the bbc's good coverage of the public reaction to president trump this week and the reporting more generally. when the cameras were covering the protests, i would say, for me, it came over about 80% coverage against president trump, and about 20% for him. i just thought that could have been more balanced. bearing in mind they were over on a special occasion for a state visit. the news reporting was really negative. it all seemed to be that he was bad. whether you like him or loathe him, i think the reporting should have been more even. with me now to discuss this is james stevenson. a lot of issues raised. the specific complaints, the blimp in victoria derbyshire, was that disrespectful? no, it was an item
about the protests. we knew the protests were going to feature the blimp. the item featured someone organising the protests, and take they had brought that with them. and someone was a supporter of donald trump in the studio. it was part of the production of that item. the war of words with london's mayor caused some concern. this coverage was focused on donald trump has mag a response, the stone cold loser phrase, not on the article the mayor of london wrote. it was a striking phrase, and the timing was pretty remarkable. as we were all preparing to cover the landing of a force one into stansted, both came the street.
we are familiar with president trump treating, but perhaps not at that moment, just before touchdown on a state visit. inevitably, it caused a great deal of attention in the early hours of the coverage. but then we progressed onto other aspects of the state visit, as they developed. was there enough context around that tweet? yeah, ithink yeah, i think they was. certainly as we moved into the packaged form of telling the story we reference the fact that sadik khan had attacked president trump himself, and we know there's been a long—running transatlantic spat between the two of them. the initial news reporting was pretty dramatic. and i thought it was fair. we develop the coverage as we went along. we saw a clip of simon sharma who was commentating during the gun salute, viewers complained there were too many anti—trump protesters. i hear what your contributors are
saying. i don't think that was true of the coverage overall. we had the american ambassador to the us on andrew marr‘s a programme on sunday, the day before the visit. simon sharma is a hugely distinguished historian, british historian, he knows about these events and he seemed like the right sort of guest to have on an occasion like that. i think we know that president trump is a hugely controversial and divisive president, both in his own country and here, so i think there was going to be a bit more colour to some of the commentary than you might have on a different occasion with a different president. they were a number of these moments over the course of the state visit, like some of the anti—donald trump placards that the bbc showed, putting the caption that the donald has landed which viewers thought added up to a tone of disrespect. do you think the bbc might have got it wrong? i don't think we did.
i think we had a huge amount of coverage on a range of all platforms between tv, radio, online, the many dimensions of the state visit with the queen and the state banquet, the politics of the second day, the d—day commemorations, in portsmouth and southsea. i think that taken as a whole, i feel we did a very good job. and we've had a lot of reaction to say, yes, that's the case. the occasional moment of levity, or a line or two by members of the audience, i'd hope they won't let that overshadow the general perception of what we thought was a good week of coverage. i suppose what people are wondering is this it all end up with the criticism being too personal, rather than respecting the office of president? there is a little bit of a division in the public, between those who think that they don't like president trump, and he shouldn't have been afforded the kind of honours that he was. you saw that reflected with the attitudes of the opposition parties in the country. and those who feel that,
as your contributor said, whatever people think about president trump, it's a state visit with a close and important ally and he ought to be treated with, as a representative of america, leaving aside his personality. 0pinions differ on that. your contributors tend to be people who feel he should have been shown more deference, because of his position. there are many people who are very, genuinely, upset and offended by his views and the stances he has taken. so we are trying to report these things fairly and reflect the wide range of views. james, thank you. thank you for all your comments this week. get in touch with your opinions about what you see on bbc tv news, online or social media. you may even get to appear on the programme. the details are on screen now. you can get in touch