will soon be showing up in landmarks will soon be showing up in oui’ landmarks will soon be showing up in our wallets. they show the character at the tower of london and st paul's cathedral. it follows the release of clients last year two 60th anniversary of the bear, first created in 1958 by michael bond. time for a look at the weather. susan powell is here. it isa it is a real story of chopping and changing this week, one day on, one day of intensified weather one day and wet and 20 the other. lots of sunshine across the uk at the moment, the weather watchers had scented beautiful pictures, there has been clad towards the south coast. it is brightening appear but there will be sharper showers continuing into the afternoon, perhaps across cornwall and devon. elsewhere, the cloud has blistered gci’oss elsewhere, the cloud has blistered across scotland, northern england and into eastern england, some heavier showers at the moment will persist into the afternoon, tapering
off into the evening. 0verall, persist into the afternoon, tapering off into the evening. overall, a day featuring lots of dry weather and sunshine. temperatures quite unremarkable, high teens, low 20s, perhaps 21 in the south—east of england. here we go with evening, the rain comes rolling in from the south—west, a wet enter of the night to the south—west of england. motor to the south—west of england. motor to hear the couch, quite chilly to the north—east into wednesday, three 01’ the north—east into wednesday, three orfourin the north—east into wednesday, three orfour in some more rural spot in scotland. the wet weather really rolls the way through england and wales on wednesday, more scattered shallots for scotland and northern ireland with better drier spells for the majority of the day and really heavy, potentially thundery reign for the midlands and eastern england wednesday afternoon, further north, the system rolls across northern ireland and scotland through the evening, wet weather arriving then. another day off, fingers crossed, thursday, wetter weather pulls away to the east, still some showers
rolling around and much lighter winds as well. temperatures still fairly average, high teens or low 20s. after your day off, you know what is coming, another area of low pressure planning from the atlantic, strong winds, heavy rain sticking around into the weekend. not a great outlet beyond the coming five days. here was friday, you canjust about make out the east of the uk but the rain comes through as the day goes by. eastern areas probably try the afternoon, right in the west later in the day, winds gusting at 40, a5, in the day, winds gusting at 40, 45, 50 mph, some rain heavy and disruptive. you may want to look away now, there is more potentially very heavy rain on saturday, it still looks very showery force and they, and if anything sunday may be very windy. after that weekend just gone and all of the disruption, i am pretty sure it is not the ideal outlook. it is worth staging to the
forecast for the details. -- it is —— it is worth staying tuned. police in malaysia searching for nora quoirin, the teenage girl from london who went missing on holiday, say they have found a body. you can stay up to date on the bbc news channel and online, for now, that is all from us on the bbc hello. the time is 1:33pm. the second ashes test starts at lord's tomorrow. he has not named his team yet, the england captain says he is excited howjoffrey archer performs at test match level. he is expected
to when his first test cap, as england look to level the series. he mist the test against australia with a side strain. archer was england's leading wicket taker last month. andy murray says he will only play in the doubles at the us open later this month, that is despite making his competitive return to singles. he lost in straight sets to richard gasquet. he had major hip surgery after the australian open eight months ago. he is targeting the australian open for his first return ata australian open for his first return at a major. it has been a long road back and a lot of soul searching along the way. i was always worried, what will i do with myself without tennis? but actually, once i get rid of the pain, i realised i did not really need tennis. tennis wasn't the most important thing for me. i am obviously happy to be back playing. i thaw it may be which have
changed my perspective on things but iam changed my perspective on things but i am sitting here, disappointed, which i think is probably a good thing. johanna konta also went out in the first round in cincinnati. she lost to the swedish qualifier. the british number one made it to the wimbledon quarterfinals, but she has lost both matches that she has played an cents. commonwealth organisers are healing what will be the largest women and paris sport event. —— paris sport event. beach volleyball and para table tennis will be at the birmingham 2022 games. birmingham will set the standard for games to come. everything following on from this will be a hard act to follow because this is history and as long as everything is delivered the way that we think and hope it will be delivered, it will be a hard act to follow. everyone will know what
sports have been like, how they have been delivered, and how easily they can be delivered. bronze at the world climbing championships in japan. it was the bouldering event, we re japan. it was the bouldering event, were climbers trying to complete technically difficult short routes within a time limit. they have four different world to try and get the top of. climbing is at the olympics for its debut next year. she will make the olympics if she performs well at the combined event next week. that is the format that will be used in the olympics. this is life in japan be used in the olympics. this is life injapan now at be used in the olympics. this is life in japan now at the be used in the olympics. this is life injapan now at the men's final. you can watch this on the bbc sport website and the red button as well. the british climate nathan phillips did not make the final. you canjust phillips did not make the final. you can just see one of the final climbers is coming out to try and get to the top of the fourth wall. 0n the one man has made it so far.
we know professional golfers seem to be hitting the ball further and further in the games these days. this is the american kyle burr shire. look at that, he hit the ball 430 yards to win the competition. this is all part of the long drive series. eight balls, three minutes to hit them, the longest drive wins, as long as it is within the defined boundaries. i bet he can't put photography, though. that is all. more on the sport website. also new is that the boxing match is going to be held in saudi arabia. a lot of people are not happy about that. that is all from the sport for now. we will be back later on afternoon life. those leading the investigation gave a news conference earlier today.
here are some of what they said. today, one of the search and rescue tea m today, one of the search and rescue team alerted that they found a body, 15 kilometres away from the resort. the area is quite hilly and we sent the pathologist to the scene of the crime and confirmed there was a body there. she resembles nora, yet to be confirmed by the family. the body was winched by helicopter to the hospital. 0ur was winched by helicopter to the hospital. our team here has already engaged with the family and i think 110w engaged with the family and i think now they are going to be more cheery, the hospital, to identify the body. —— they are going to the
mortuary to identify the body. she was in clothing, yes. that is all i can say it now. we will wait for the postmortem. from the investigation, the moment now they are looking into the moment now they are looking into the angle of criminal investigation. it is too early for me to say anything. we have found the body, yes. the chief executive of the retailer next has told the bbc that that a no deal brexit would not lead to disorder and chaos. simon wolfson said the government's contingency planning meant the economy was better prepared than it had been. he's been speaking to our business editor, simon jack.
i think we are moving from the chaos camp into the prepared camp. to have a government and civil service it is 110w a government and civil service it is now endeavouring to make sure we are prepared is really important. i should stress, i would much prefer a deal to no deal. i am much less frightened of a new deal if the government is well prepared. we have every indication they are taking that seriously now. the prospect that seriously now. the prospect that was offered to people back in 2016, easy as trade deal in history, no problems with the irish border, much cheaper, more money for the nhs. but we have seen as falling business confidence, we have seen the value of people's pound buy less in the world and our first contraction in the economy between april and june. that was not what was in the brochure. well, i think both brochures were highly flawed andi both brochures were highly flawed and i did not pay attention to them. the other brochure said we were going to have more people unemployed
by 0.5. when i voted, did not look closely at either brochure. the interesting thing i found closely at either brochure. the interesting thing ifound during closely at either brochure. the interesting thing i found during the campaign, which side i listen to, i wa nted campaign, which side i listen to, i wanted to vote for the other. i was so wanted to vote for the other. i was so shocked by the claims being made on both sides. i think british people are very bright. i think the idea you can dupe 52% of the population is just wrong. idea you can dupe 52% of the population isjust wrong. all idea you can dupe 52% of the population is just wrong. all my evidence dealing with consumers as they are extremely bright, they know exactly what they‘ re they are extremely bright, they know exactly what they're doing, and i have no reason to assume that was not the case with brexit. it is not straightforward, but it is something that can be managed. i think there was also a wilful attempt to not prepare. in government. many out of the fear that they were so scared of no deal that they would not allow anyone to admit that could not happen. that occasionally happens in business as well. people see trouble on the horizon and they don't admit it is coming. the internet you could say is the same. a lot of businesses shut out the internet and say, it
will be fine. actually, the best way of tackling any problem is to look at it head on, work out what the problems are and then rigorously and meticulously go around about the business of solving those problems. i think that is what government is in the process of doing. i think of businesses and government prepare well for no deal, i think the worst outcome will be mild disruption. the best outcome is we will actually get a better deal, one that is a cce pta ble a better deal, one that is acceptable to parliament. that is the boss of next. an undercover investigation by bbc london has revealed how tourists are being conned out of thousands of pounds in gambling scams on westminster bridge. 0ur secret cameras have exposed the illegal activity. the metropolitan police say its officers are using a number of tactics to tackle the problem, including high visibility patrols. but westminster council say tougher action is needed. as gareth furby reports. westminster bridge, popular with
tourists, and also people trying to ta ke tourists, and also people trying to take money off them using an old trick. they don't like being filmed, so we used hidden cameras. show me your money. we found up to 14 groups could be on the bridge at one time. a minimum state being asked for was £50. this man wanted me to bet, but instead i filmed £50. this man wanted me to bet, but instead ifilmed his hand. watch it again and you might think the ball has ended up the right of your screen. but we will play you back what has happened in slow motion. there is the ball. watch his fingers. he has picked it up and is hiding it now in the palm of his hand. it ends up under the cap on the left of your screen. despite having little chance of picking the right cup, some tourists are losing
money. this man lost £150. this women £50. it may be falling for it because the scam is organised, with the groups applauding and shouting to create atmosphere. and apparently responding to instructions, which we picked up on our hidden cameras. we showed our secretly filmed pictures to the leader of westminster council. there has got to be a concerted effort from scotland yard because this is organised crime, and i promise you, i will take this up personally with the commissioner. what do those involved have to say? this women was one of the women we secretly filmed apparently responding to those instructions. we are from the bbc. we have evidence that you have been gambling on this bridge. why have you been gambling
on this bridge? why have you been misleading tourists into thinking you are playing the game. she walked off and said nothing. we will be delighted to interview anyone involved to get their side of the story. scotland yard says 30 people this year have been arrested for involvement in illegal gambling and ten people have been deported from the uk. an e—mail meant we will have all of the business news but first the headlines. —— in a moment. malaysia police say they are very certainly have found the body of nora. first in line for a trade deal with the us one of president trump's closest advisors says america will back the uk after brexit. pro democracy protesters occupy hong kong airport again as government leader carrie lam warns they're pushing the city into an abyss and a path of no return.
good afternoon. i am then the land with the business news. ——ben bland. average wages went up by 3.9% in the last three months, rising more quickly than inflation. that means we should feel slightly better off. but at the same time, the overall unemployment rate came in at 3.9%. lower than a year ago, but up slightly on the three months before the uk can avoid severe disruption in the event of a no deal brexit, according to the boss of the retailer next. lord wolfson says he still hopes a deal can be done before the end of october but says the government's focus on contingency planning meant the uk was close to being prepared. bosses of more than 50 retailers including asda and boots have written to the chancellor urging him to change tax rules to boost the uk high street. the group says it wants him to fix the "broken business rates system" that they say has soared by 50% since the 19905 and has caused some
retailers to go bust. if you want to hear someone get passionate or angry about something, ask a business owner about business rates. it is the tax on properties that are used for commercial purposes and it is paid by tenants or owners of pubs, shops, offices. the rates are collected by the local council set by government. it varies across the nations. some big high street in names are calling for a change. we see it as calling some firms to go bust. kaya, what did he mean it is broken? i have the price is too much they do not want to pay them? it is an exceptionally hard time for retail at the moment. retail sales are growing slowly and fitful is down. business rates
represent the biggest cost for retailers. imagine 50% of the last five years. what we are asking for, we had 15 executives getting together and asked the government to reform this broken system of taxation. it is like council tax, reform this broken system of taxation. it is like counciltax, it may be imperfect, but is there an obvious better solution to replace it? in this letter the brands that we work with have come together to identify four key points that the government can do to reform the system. while we don't pretend to have all of the answers, we have a clear outline plan and the government can adopt to stimulate the economy and help support local communities that this definitely would. given the way the business rates were, say a retailer that has a prime spot in central london, they pay higher rates, eventually when it gets sheared out across the country, does that not go and support smaller high streets in terms of the infrastructure and the cleanliness and the upkeep of them and it helps
smaller retailers as well? business rates vary across the country and some cities have been disproportionately affected. the brand we work with work across the country and see it as a net cost of any business. when stores close, it is unfortunately in less wealthy areas. although the cost might be incurred in large centres, it affects less wealthy areas as well. are there bigger issues, though, that are challenging retailers that they need to address are fundamentally about the way retail operates now in order to survive that changing the business rates might bea that changing the business rates might be a sticking plaster for now but it does not address the fundamental challenges facing the sector? business rates is, asi mentioned, the biggest. brands have been able to invest on their in—store experience and online are
succeeding more. firms have large business rates investment are not able to adapt to the way that consumers are choosing to shop. which one way beta tax retailers more? —— would one way the to tax? we do not support that. we do not believe that taxing the largest growth area for most retailers make sense, given the other cost pressures they are currently facing. kyle munk from the british retail consortium, thank you very much indeed. iam consortium, thank you very much indeed. i am going to bring you some more of the business news we are following. travel firm tui says that the grounding of the boeing 737 max will cost the holiday group e300m. the warning comes as the firm reported a 3.7% rise in sales to £4.7bn. pretax profits, however dropped by 58%. argentine stock markets and its currency have both
plunged after the country's conservative president mauricio macri suffered a shock defeat in primary elections on sunday. the peso fell 15% against the dollar on monday after earlier plunging around 30% to a record low. some of the country's most traded stocks have also lost around half of their value in one day. some rather sad news to bring you. hotel chocolat‘s missing chocmobile van has been found burnt out, 10 days after it was reported stolen. the vehicle was found on the outskirts of bedford, about 30 miles from where it was taken. the chocolatier used the distinctive looking van at events and had appealed to the public for help finding it. the farm's founder is in morning and said it's only —— and said the van
delivered chocolate happiness. concerns about the uk, —— us and china spat. 0ther concerns about the uk, —— us and china spat. other domestic prevalent stocks, meanwhile, have been hit by jitters and whether there will be a deal in the immediate aftermath of britain leaving on that expected date of october 31. all of these factors have led to investors free from equities, instead using gold. the gold price has eased slightly today. the metal prices are still hovering around the highest in three yea rs. hovering around the highest in three years. the precious metal minor‘s sales have gone up. i have some very
exciting news. joining us now on the line we have the founder of hotel. chocolat. a sad day for you. the whole company is in a sad day for you. the whole company isina a sad day for you. the whole company is in a slight morning about this. a beautiful vehicle that job is in a slight morning about this. a beautiful vehicle thatjob was to go up beautiful vehicle thatjob was to go up and down the company, dispensing happiness, and is now a burnt out shell. we are going to have to rebuild our dreams. there are plans for another chocolate van? certainly, yes. when you think we can see it on the roads? the builders who made it for us originally have kindly stepped in to land as a vehicle that will be on the road within days. it would be a
temporary stand in to make sure we do not let down any of our pickings. it is going to take three to four months to get the second vehicle on the road. i guess, i am not sure if you have any answers to be no if there was any motive behind the theft of this? it might be about chocolate obsession and someone was quietly overdosing down a country lane on chocolate might give us it back. but it was destruction and we we re back. but it was destruction and we were left with cinders. i can't really explain the motive behind it. 0urjob is really to make people happy. as far as we are concerned, it is behind us and now we are in the positivity of how to be come
back? how do we make the chocolate mobile number to even better than the chocolate appeal number one. —— the chocolate appeal number one. —— the second chocolate mobile. what is the second chocolate mobile. what is the going rate for a chocolate van? the first one was around £100,000. we probably went over the top a bit. we probably went over the top a bit. we insisted on having quite elaborate neon sign on the back saying, more cocoa, less sugar, and orange neon. we will do these things again butany orange neon. we will do these things again but any smarter way. even so, it is going to be not1 million miles away from £100,000. it is a vehicle that can go on for many yea rs. vehicle that can go on for many years. it is going to touch many hundreds of people per day. it is a
investment. as we mourn the demise of the chocolate beale number one. —— make the chocolate van. what is the best moment? the best moment was seeing it outside the natural history museum when it first launched and serving ice creams and a chocolate shard in and seeing the faces of the first customers smiling from ear to ear. we set out with a vision that it should make people happy and seeing it come true it was amazing. it sounds like it was, indeed, a thing of dreams. paying tribute to the late chocolate van. that is all the business news for now. that is all from me. let's catch up with the weather. 0ur
weather this week is a one day on, one day off with the spouse of wet and windy weather. today, a lot of sunshine. more cloud to the south. a slow start in terms of the sunshine. brighter in the afternoon into the evening. some showers continuing to affect scotland. 0ne evening. some showers continuing to affect scotland. one or two showers for the north midlands. an outside possibility of a shower in eastern england. temperatures? subdued for this time of year. we are looking at the high teens for the low 20s. low pressure starts to move in from the west. into wednesday, very wet weather for the south of england and wales. as a consequence of the cloud and strengthening wind, you may alternate year. clear skies towards the north and east. you can list out
for wednesday. just for in eastern scotland. that rain piles on across england and wales. the chance of some downpours into the evening. some wetter weather later in the day as this front pushes across the evening. by thursday, that little lot is pushing away to the east. here is our day off, if you like. some showers around. lighter winds. top temperatures on thursday are quite similar to today. the high teens to the low 20s. low pressure is back again. it is keen to set to the north—west of the uk. further bands of rain across. the winds will be strong as well. friday the windiest day of the week. up to 50 mph. some of this rain is going to be really intense and heavy. it
hello, you're watching afternoon live, i'm martine croxall. today at 2pm... police searching for missing teenager nora quoirin in malaysia say they are very certain they have found her body. pro democracy protesters occupy hong kong airport again — all departing flights have been cancelled. a ban on drivers using hands free mobiles in england and wales should be considered, according to a group of mps. coming up on afternoon live — all the sport with ben. joe root‘s been looking ahead to the 2nd ashes test. just a day away now. lord's is the venue. all eyes are on the bowling attacks, particularly injofra archer. joe root is saying he