this is bbc news. the headlines at 103m. no—deal brexit planning is now the government's number one priority — according to michael gove — the minister responsible for preparations to leave the eu. but labour are against the idea .. what we are saying is no deal we'd oppose and we think people should have a final choice on it. they could have a vote then between remain or whatever option borisjohnson decides to put to them at that time. these are the scenes in hong kong with protesters gathering — as the territory continues to be engulfed by huge anti—government demonstrations. a last—ditch effort to save the nuclear deal with iran — senior international diplomats will hold an emergency meeting today. democrats in the united states have renewed accusations of racism against president trump after he criticised
an african—american congressman 15—year—old jaden ashman from essex has won nearly a million pounds after placing second in the world cup finals of the online game fortnite alongside his dutch team mate columbian egan bernal — is poised to be the youngest tour de france winner in more than a century as he has the yellow jersey going into today's final stage in paris in today's programme we look back on blockbuster season, the hits and the misses. plus, a special report on ageism in the movies. good morning.
the government is now "working on the assumption" of a no—deal brexit — that's according to minister michael gove. mr gove, who's now responsible for planning for such a scenario, said his team still aimed to come to an agreement with brussels but writing in the sunday times he added, no deal is now a very real prospect. meanwhile, the chancellor sajid javid has confirmed he will soon announce extra funding for no—deal preparations. our political correspondent, tom barton is here with more. tell us more about what michael gove has been writing. this is really underlining of what borisjohnson was talking about during his leadership campaign. he made it very clear that come what may, on the sist clear that come what may, on the 31st of october, britain would be leaving with or without a deal. today, michael gove, who is in overall charge of planning for a no deal scenario, coordinating government departments, making sure they have the funding that they need, saying no 5, no buts, no more
delay. brexit is happening. he says the deal that is on offer from the european union will not be put back to parliament unless it is significantly negotiated, including abolishing the backstop between the northern irish and republic of irish border. he recognises the eu have said they are not going to renegotiate and therefore he says, no deal is a realistic prospect and planning for no deal is the government's number one priority. this morning, his government colleague was asked about this. this morning, his government colleague was asked about thism is absolutely right we prepare for it. we must be able to leave on our owi'i it. we must be able to leave on our own terms, we cannot be subject to the decisions of other people. we would be happy to enter into renegotiation. we want to remove this undemocratic backstop from the existing agreement. if the eu is not willing to talk about that, it is right we prepare properly with
conviction and the financial resources at the treasury will now supply properly for all departments to make those preparations for our upcoming departure. but, as we know, the new chancellor recognises the importance of preparing for a no—deal brexit, putting some money towards that effort. what will that look like? everybody in boris johnson's new government has committed themselves to that, come what may, 31st october deadline. with michael gove saying planning for no deal is the number one priority, that has to be paid for. the planning is going to cost billions. the new chancellor agreeing to make every penny necessary available for departments. we are being told that if they need an extra budget to make the no deal preparations, they should ask for it and that money will be forthcoming. they have not put a figure on it. eventually they probably will do.
for now, it appears the preparations, i don't want to say unlimited, there will be a limit, the one currently does not have any limits, if you like. yes, to some extent this is all about demonstrating there is brinkmanship going on here, demonstrating that britain is prepared and ready to go for it. michael gove says they would prefer for it. michael gove says they would p refer to for it. michael gove says they would prefer to leave with a deal but if no deal is a plausible outcome, the need to prepare for it. there are, as we know, a wide range of voices from a number of parties that do not wa nt from a number of parties that do not want there to be a no deal. they wa nt want there to be a no deal. they want a deal. you can get trapped in double negatives, if you are not careful. not just double negatives, if you are not careful. notjust on the opposition benches, but in the conservative ra nks benches, but in the conservative ranks as well. absolutely, no matter how determined the government is for
a no—deal brexit, there are significant forces on the other side opposed to in no—deal brexit, including labour party, the liberal democrats, a sizeable group of conservative mps, including the man he was a chancellor until a few days ago philip hammond. he says he is ready to do whatever is necessary to prevent in no—deal brexit, we presume passing or helping to pass a vote of no confidence in boris johnson's government. what does this mean for labour party's isjeremy corbyn moving towards the position many of his supporters want him to and becoming more supportive of remain. this was an interview that was recorded yesterday, but in the context of the boris johnson government, it does not seem like his position has changed much yet. what we are seeing is no—deal brexit we would oppose and we think people
should have a final choice on it. we would have a vote then between remain or whatever boris johnson decides to put to them at that time. so not much movement they from jeremy corbyn. that, who knows, may well change over the coming weeks as the 31st of october gets closer. tom, thank you very much. tom barton. thousands have been marching in hong kong today as the territory continues to be engulfed by huge anti—government demonstrations. yesterday, police fired tear gas into crowds as tens of thousands rallied to condemn an attack on pro—democracy campaigners by armed masked men last week. the protests started two months ago, sparked by a controversial bill that would have allowed extraditions to mainland china. our correspondent stephen mcdonell is in hong kong following developments for us. what is the mood there this week?|j am what is the mood there this week?” am standing on a main shopping area
in hong kong. people who come, especially from the mainland to visit hong kong, would come here. this is what they will see today. black clad protesters calling for democracy. it might come as a shock to them, given the amount of information they receive in the mainland. you can see how many people there are here. this is over many kilometres. people already have their helmets on, some with glasses and the like in case tear gas or pepper spray is fired. that is an unauthorised march. running street battles were seen yesterday. it could again break down into such a situation here today. this is one end of the match. the other end is at the beijing liaison office, that is the chinese government headquarters, if you like, in hong
kong where we saw in the past graffiti being sprayed on the walls they are and riot police came out very quickly when a protest gathered there before. there are several targets going on. another is the high court. protesters are gathering at many points today throughout central hong kong. this is all illegal, it is unauthorised. over here, i do not know if you can see it, there are barricades already being pushed up to the front here. we might be able to come over if we have time to quickly see it. this will give you an idea of where we are heading today. already helmets, barricades and the like. it is possible we are heading towards yet another day of street violence here, especially given the preparedness of both sides to escalate quickly. protesters throwing projectiles, bricks, metal poles. the riot police
responding with tear gas, rubber bullets and yet it is not deterring people from coming out here. they say their movement has shifted away from opposing that controversial extradition bill to a broader call for freedom extradition bill to a broader call forfreedom and extradition bill to a broader call for freedom and democracy here. extradition bill to a broader call forfreedom and democracy here. and yet this is not something the government is going to give them in a hurry. thank you very much for the moment. senior diplomats from britain, france, germany, russia and china will meet representatives from iran later today to discuss how to save the 2015 nuclear deal. tensions in the gulf have soared since last year when president donald trump withdrew the united states from the landmark accord, which curbed tehran's nuclear programme in return for an easing of economic sanctions. we can speak to our correspondent in vienna, bethany bell. just how bad is the condition of this deal at the moment, given it has been broken a couple of times of
late by tehran? the iran deal is under a great deal of pressure. when it was agreed, iran said it would curb some of its sensitive nuclear work in return for sanctions relief. but since the us withdrew and re—imposed economic sanctions, the sta kes a re re—imposed economic sanctions, the stakes are really rising. iran in recent weeks has breached some of the limits on its nuclear deal. and now political directors from the remaining parties are meeting here in vienna to look at ways in which they can try and rescue it. the iran nuclear deal is under pressure. since washington pulled out of the accord, it has reimposed punishing sanctions on iran. in response, iran has breached limits on its
sensitive nuclear work. it's now enriching uranium to a higher purity, and has exceeded the amount of enriched uranium it's permitted to hold under the deal. tehran has threatened to take further measures if the remaining parties to the accord, especially the european nations, don't help it to circumvent us sanctions. in recent weeks, tensions have escalated further, with a number of incidents involving tankers and drones. last week, iran impounded this british—flagged vessel in the gulf. the step was apparently in retaliation for britain detaining an iranian tanker in gibraltar. europe's foreign policy chief has called on iran to reverse its breaches of the nuclear deal, but iran says the steps are allowed as a response to us noncompliance. bethany bell, bbc news, vienna. the european union, the europeans, say they want to save this deal but
the tensions with britain in the gulf between iran and britain have made that very much harder. and iran, meanwhile, is threatening to ta ke iran, meanwhile, is threatening to take further steps to breach its agreements under the accord. how optimistic is anybody involved in these talks, bethany, given the backdrop that we have seen develop over the recent weeks and without the united states at the table? over the recent weeks and without the united states at the table7m is very difficult. all of the parties who are present here in vienna say they want this process to continue, they agree that this approach, this deal, has made a big difference they say to iran's nuclear programme. iran is saying, look, we agreed to sanctions relief, we are not getting that. people are still talking at the moment, and as long as people are talking, they say thatis long as people are talking, they say that is a good sign. really, this deal is under an enormous amount of pressure. bethany, thank you very
much. bethany bell in vienna. democrats in the united states have renewed accusations of racism against president trump after he criticised an african—american congressman. the president accused elijah cummings, who's the head of a powerful committee, of trying to hurt innocent people while doing nothing for his baltimore district, which mr trump branded as "very dangerous" and badly run. mr cummings recently criticised the trump administration over conditions in migrant detention centres. two people, arrested over a mass brawl which broke out onboard a british crusie ship, have been released from custody but remain under investigation. six people were hurt as p&o's britannia sailed to southampton after a week—long trip to norway's fjords. a 43—year—old man and a woman, aged 41, both from chigwell in essex, were arrested on suspicion of assault. plates and furniture were reportedly used as weapons during the incident in the early hours of friday. it's emerged that a british soldier who died in syria fighting the islamic state group was accidentally killed by allied operations.
it was previously reported by us officials that sergeant matt tonroe was killed by a roadside bomb in 2018. however, the ministry of defence said the 33—year—old died as a result of explosives carried by allied american forces. the headlines on bbc news. the minister in charge of no—deal planning — michael gove — says the government still aims to reach an agreement with the eu but "no—deal is a very real prospect" tens of thousands have been protesting in hong kong — as the territory continues to be engulfed by huge anti—government demonstrations. a last—ditch effort to save the nuclear deal with iran — senior international diplomats will hold an emergency meeting today. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. hello.
egan bernal, the 22—year—old is set to become the youngest winner of the tour de france in 110 years, and the first columbian. after crossing the line alongside gareth thomas on stage 20, the final stage to paris today is a processional one where the leader is not challenged. once again, proving the team's dominance of the sport. formerly team sky is undoubtably the strongest, the wealthiest and the best tea m strongest, the wealthiest and the best team in the palatine. once again, teamwork and organisation and again, teamwork and organisation and a little bit of money, actually a lot of money, has provided the victory. first and second on the podium. it gone by now, this is not just about money it is the real deal. 22—year—olds do not when grand
tools, too young, they do not have enough miles in the legs. but this man isa enough miles in the legs. but this man is a very, very special talent. believe me, he will go on to win other races if he continues with the development he is showing right now. rugby league now. warrington will play saint helens in the final. they we re play saint helens in the final. they were made to work for their victory, but eventually won by 22 points to 14. warrington were sent through to the finalfor a third 14. warrington were sent through to the final for a third time 14. warrington were sent through to the finalfor a third time in four yea rs. the finalfor a third time in four years. the other semifinal always looks to be in mitch match on paper. part—time halifax put in a resilient performance and saints prove too strong at the end. winning 26 leeds rhinos won the women's challenge cup for a second year in a row. it was pretty close for a while. courtney
hill went overfor the pretty close for a while. courtney hill went over for the rhinos with 20 minutes to go. 16—10 the final score. lewis hamilton will start today's grand prix from pole position. yesterday he said he felt so ill he may have to drop out of the race weekend altogether. so to ta ke the race weekend altogether. so to take pole position is no mean feat. ferrari failed to make it through qualifying. rory mcilroy looks like he has returned to form after the open championship. he birdied nine holes, including four of the last five to leave him 12 under par overall, one shot ahead of the winner. it is the last day of the world aquatics championships and the chance for more british medals, including four ad and pt. chances to for british women. —— adam. more
work needs to be done to develop women's talent. the men's team is really strong at the moment. siobhan has had health issues. amy was a little bit off this time. molly renshaw stepped up. she did a good 200 breaststroke. they are nearly there. i think we are looking to the juniors at the moment, we do not have the same depth. and liverpool have the same depth. and liverpool have signed the youngest player ever to play in the premier league. 16—year—old harvey elliottjoins from fulham. all the details on the bbc website and app. that is all the sport for now. gavin, thank you. romania's chief of police has been fired after the apparent murder of a teenage girl whose repeated emergency calls went unanswered for hours. the 15—year—old was abducted
on wednesday, but managed to make three calls and give officers details about where she was being held. her family say officers did not take her calls seriously, while police say they had difficulty tracing her. jon ironmonger reports. the kidnap 15—year—old alexandra has sparked outrage across romania and members of herfamily have joined large protests expressing theirfury with the police's handling of the case. the girl rang ii2 three times, her answers, but they arrived after 19 hours. that's how long it took four offices to enter her suspected abductor‘s house, despite alexandra's repeated calls to the emergency services to report her kidnap and provide details of her location. the authorities said police initially struggled to trace the call but having reached the property, they waited six hours waiting for a warrant that wasn't required.
once inside, officers found fragments of human bones in a barrel as well as pieces of alexandra's clothing and jewellery. this man, has been arrested on suspicion of child trafficking and the 66—year—old was forced to be present during the searches of his home. translation: we focused today on the collection of different types of criminalist examples. genetic tests are required in order to establish whether they are bone remains from different people. alexandra's abduction bears similarities with the disappearance in april of another local girl, 18—year—old louisa, and it's now feared her remains could also be found at the property. translation: we don't know anything for now, if she's dead or not. she's a great child, what can i say? this is outrageous.
responding to the apparent failings in the case, the interior minister said he would not tolerate police workers who didn't do theirjob properly and has fired the chief of police. he was made to appear alongside him in a press conference. i accept my dismissal, he said, since we had some inadequate interventions that i hold myself responsible for. the investigation, meanwhile, is rapidly developing, as searches of a lake near the suspect‘s property revealed a suitcase full of clothes and the remains of a partly burned human body. the failure to rescue a teenage girl has shone a spotlight on romania's police and prosecutors who are now under intense pressure to get a grip on this case. jon ironmonger, bbc news. more than 1,000 people have been arrested at a protest in moscow, after some opposition candidates were prevented
from standing in local elections. the opposition say they were barred for political reasons. demonstrators were dragged away from the city hall as security forces used batons against the crowd. the eu foreign affairs spokesperson condemned the detentions. the voice of minnie mouse for more than 30 years, roosi taylor, has died in california at the age of 75. the walt disney company said roosi taylor's passing meant minnie mouse had lost her voice. taylor married wayne allwine, the voice of mickey mouse, until his death in 2009. prone to gigglesjust like the character she played, taylor captured the sound of minnie in films, on tv and at theme parks. a british teenager has won nearly £1 million after coming second in the world cup finals of the online game fortnite. jaden ashman, from essex, was competing in new york, in what was billed as the biggest ever "e—sports" event. joe tidy reports.
fortnite world champions, aqua and nyhrox! they're as shocked as you are. playing the game they love has just earned them a shared $3 million, or £2.11 million. 16—year—old emil bergquist pedersen from norway, known online as nyhrox, and 17—year—old david w from austria, known as aqua. it all ended in a hail of bullets after a day of action watched by a packed new york stadium crowd. the prize purse for this, the first fortnite world cup, is the largest ever in e—sports. even the second—place team became millionaires. 15—year—old jaden ashman, known as wolfiez, is from essex. he'll share $2.25 million with his 22—year—old dutch team—mate, dave young, known online as rojo. it hasn't really hit me yet, what is going on. when i get home it'll be insane. 2.25 million between you, over a million each,
what are you going to do with it? i'm probably going to try to save most of it, i know that sounds a bit cliche, but save maybe half of it and put quite a lot of it into a house and my family. i have been quite against him gaming, pushing him to school work, and i have thrown out an xbox, snapped a headset. we have had a nightmare. bringing the fortnite world to the real world has been a big development for this game which some say has peaked in popularity. it's also undeniably a big moment in e—sports in general. later today once again the arena will fill for the final event, the solos. well, elliot bond, schools and colleges liaison officer with the british e—sports association, joins me now. we will talk about jaden we will talk aboutjaden in a moment. just tell me what yourjob entails. my job is very much promoting grassroots e—sports within the uk. what we do as the
association, we run a championships and it is sign up for any schools and it is sign up for any schools and colleges and they play competitive league against other schools and colleges in the uk, leading up to a finals at the end of the year. tell me about fortnite. i know what it is because my children play it. tell us what it is. it is a free for all. you get dropped onto an island and you have to run around, find equipment, eliminate your enemies until you define a person alive. so it is violent? there are mild suggestions of violence. it is a 12 rated game. we do encourage people to only let children play if they are over 12. how popular has it become? it is huge. it has been around for about two and half years now and it is possibly one of the biggest games ever. it really topped the category at battle royale. its numbers are
getting better, especially with the hype surrounding this world cup. how can there be money of the magnitude we have seen. coming second in this world cup, jayden aston. fortnite has 2.5 million players. it is only fair when the producer made $1.5 billion last year. it is only fair and correct that they put that money back into the community that helped build the game. how do they generate this amount of money that people play for? they do have the most popular game is free but they you have purchasable content and there isa have purchasable content and there is a storyboard you do pay for and there are other things you can buy like cosmetic items. so jayden ashton's success, playing along his
dutch partner, it should not be dismissed as another video game. to have beaten those odds are quite remarkable. this is remarkably talented. he is not the only one. there is a lot of uk talent at the moment. they were 11 competitors made it to the final in the uk, which is amazing. you have to understand these guys are training, working hard, they are talented, they are skilled, they have strategies in line before they go to the game in order to come out on top. years ago, is to be said that if you are very good at snooker, it was a sign of a misspent youth. a lot of parents are trying to keep their children away from screens, they are worried about addiction, we have guidelines about how much time should spend in front of screens. children might say, i could win money at this, let me play. what advice would you give about moderating and being careful? that is what we promote as an
organisation, moderation, part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle. do go out and do other things and physical education of course. it is about working together, a lot of the skills you can learn from these sports, leadership, these are skills that are traditional as well. we do encourage pa rents that are traditional as well. we do encourage parents and teachers to understand what the children are playing and why they are motivated to play it. we need to keep an eye onjayden ashton as well because he is in the solar competition as well. thank you very much for coming in, elliott bont. thank you. now, you may want to take a look down the back of your sofa, because there are still 145 million old—style pound coins that have not been returned to the royal mint. because there are still 145 million old—style pound coins that have not
been returned to the royal mint. shops have been unable to take the old—style coins since 2017, but they can still be deposited at most high street banks. the 12—sided version was introduced to help crackdown on counterfeiting. 2a million old—style one pound coins have been returned to the royal mint over the last year. now it's time for a look at the weather with stav danaos. hello there. some places this weekend have had dry, glorious sunshine, but other areas have been very wet indeed. areas trapped underneath this weatherfront from northern ireland, south—west scotland through north wales, northern england, particularly north—west england, the midlands and into the south—east. further heavy rain here, some standing water, localised flooding in places. to the north of it, sunny spells, a few showers, some of these heavy, the best of the sunshine in the far north and glorious conditions across south wales and the south—west of england where it'll be warm. now, overnight, that weatherfront will migrate northwards, fizzling as it does, but still bringing cloud and showery bursts of rain around. it will be quite humid. a dry story, though, further south. so we start monday off on a glorious note in the south, but it's a better—looking day i think across the board. that weather front will be moving northwards. a few showers on it, a bit of cloud, but elsewhere,