good morning. welcome to breakfast with rogerjohnson and sally nugent. our headlines today: a call for schools in england to open at evenings and weekends. the children's commissioner says they'll be safe spaces to keep pupils away from gangs and violence. hundreds of people could be trapped as floodwaters rise after hurricane dorian lashes north carolina. mps from across the political divide are ready to go to court to force the prime minister to seek a delay to brexit. late wickets leave england in trouble in the fourth ashes test. they're still nearly 300 runs behind australia, so they face a battle to save the match and the series.
ahead of tonight's strictly launch, saffron barker and i check out fellow dancer will bayley‘s moves, as the paralympic champion prepares for the european para table tennis championships. good morning. lots of dry, settled weather through the weekend. just the odd isolated shower but with clear conditions by day, chilly conditions by night. all of the details coming up shortly. good morning, it's saturday the 7th of september. our top story: schools should stay open at evenings, weekends and holidays to help protect pupils from crime and gangs, according to the children's commissioner for england. anne longfield said children no longer feel safe on the streets, and that opening classrooms outside of usual hours could offer a safe space. jane—frances kelly reports. the school bell marks the end of the
day but the children's commissioner for england would prefer it if people stayed on for a range of activities, rather than going straight home —— children's commissionerfor straight home —— children's commissioner for england. anne longfield fears too many children are ending up indoors stuck in front of their computers during their free time because they don't feel safe playing outdoors. she wants that in more and more areas, gangs are operating in streets and parks, grooming increasingly younger children. to help tackle the problem, she would like schools open at weekends, evenings and during school holidays to provide a safe place for extracurricular activities. anne longfield says about £2.6 billion a year of extra funding is needed to allow schools to stay open out of hours and to provide more high—quality youth support in communities. to put that cost in context, it is as much as the promised increase in school funding across the whole of england for 2020— funding across the whole of england for 2020- 2021.
funding across the whole of england for 2020— 2021. one head teacher's union has welcomed the idea, saying it would require extra money and careful planning but could create time for arts and sports which are increasingly squeezed out of the school day. the government says it is making record investments in education and children's services to help young people overcome the challenges they face. jane—frances kelly, bbc news. officials in north carolina are warning that hundreds of people may be trapped as floodwaters rise following hurricane dorian. the storm is sweeping across the us state after devastating the bahamas, where hundreds of people are reported to be missing. 0ur correspondent david willis sent this report. dorian grazed the carolina coast but certainly left its mark. leaving hundreds stranded amid rising floodwaters after they ignored a warning to leave. but the lashing winds and torrential rain bore
little comparison to the destruction wrought earlier in the week. hundreds, possibly thousands of people are missing on the tiny island of abacao in the bahamas and many fear it will never be the same again. i honestly think the island is finished and it will not recover in the next ten years. fully recover. because everything is gone, absolutely everything is gone. a few miles offshore the crew of a british ship, the rfa mounts bay is spearheading what looks to be a massive relief operation. the united nations believes more than 70,000 people here are in urgent need of food and water. but the aim is to evacuate as many as possible to neighbouring islands, not least because those who remain face being homeless for months. dorian, for its part, has now headed out to sea, wea ker part, has now headed out to sea, weaker than it was one week ago but
still capable of doing serious damage. it is expected to make la ndfall damage. it is expected to make landfall again in nova scotia, canada, sometime this weekend. david willis, bbc news. the bbc understands a group of mps, including some rebel conservatives, has assembled a legal team to try and force borisjohnson to seek a delay to brexit. the prime minister has been adamant the uk will leave the eu at the end of the october. —— of october. let's get more on this from our political correspondent matt cole, who's in our london newsroom. borisjohnson infinitely boris johnson infinitely saying this week he would be rather dead in a ditch than seek an extension but can these mps force that? look, this is their concern at the moment, they may have to try. as things stand, the law that will prevent boris johnson taking britain out of the european union without a deal on october 31, but passed through the
house of lords yesterday and it had got through the house of commons earlier in the week. just waiting on royal assent now. but when it is passed, it means if a deal has not been struck with the european union by october 19 or if the commons, if parliament has not approved a no—deal brexit by that date, boris johnson will have to write to the eu and ask for johnson will have to write to the eu and askforan johnson will have to write to the eu and ask for an extension to at least january 31. now, borisjohnson has made it clear he will not do that. that boxes him into a difficult place. he can either break his promise, but he will not ask for an extension, or he can breakfor an break the law and not ask for an extension to the daily telegraph suggest in theory, he will have to do this but it has left room for concern so a group led by conservative mps although the other parties are aware of this, they are now lining up lawyers to try to force him to do this which is why october 19 has been put at the date
in this law to give enough room for legal action before october 31 if borisjohnson has not written, asking for this extended deadline to brexit. what he does, well, we have now a few weeks perhaps to wait and see. he is trying to get a general election beforehand to try to get around this and get a new government and a new majority and get rid of this law but it is not looking likely stop the opposition forces are very much lined up against him to stop that at the moment. and so it continues! thank you very much indeed. a large number of small businesses say they still aren't ready for a no—deal brexit, according to a survey from the british chambers of commerce. the organisation, which represents tens of thousands of small businesses in the uk, has found two—fifths of companies haven't made contingency plans, and there's a lack of awareness about new customs regulations. our business correspondent katie prescott has more. here in southampton, these warehouses are filled to the rafters. this logistics storms everything from car batteries and
ta kes everything from car batteries and takes it where it to go. not knowing when and how we believe the european union is causing problems for them and their customers. we are so reliant on what the changing environment will be between the eu and uk and what decisions are made, just how hard the brexiteers, but pretty much we are there incapability pretty much we are there inca pability but not pretty much we are there incapability but not necessarily with the manpower we will need because you cannot employ people with no work to do. it is very hard for businesses, particularly those who are oppressed delivering orders or contracts to try to hit a moving target and that is what they have seen over the past three years. those firms who have been able to do some preparations have done them. many others have been watching and waiting, hoping for a resolution to the questions so that they can then prepare with greater confidence. and right now a lot of businesses still don't have the basic information that they need either in order to ta ke that they need either in order to take those steps and make those
preparations. the government says it is put in place a lot of support for small businesses to raise awareness about what they need to do. there is about what they need to do. there is a website with comprehensive information for different sectors. a £10 million exit readiness funds for trade associations. and a finance council to support investment in small businesses. but for companies like this, there is one thing that politicians are not giving them that they want, and that is certainty. katie prescott, bbc news, southampton. india's attempt to become the first nation to land a spacecraft near the moon's unexplored south pole has apparently ended in failure. contact with the craft was lost moments before its module was due to touch down on the surface. it's not yet known what happened to it. india's prime minister narendra modi has said he's proud of the programme and promised more opportunities to explore the moon in the future.
staying in india. a woman in india is thought to have become the world's oldest mother after giving birth to twins at the age of 73. mangayamma ya ramati had undergone ivf treatment. she said she and her husband, who is 82 years old, have always wanted children, but had been unable to conceive until now. certainly left it late! she has got her hands full at the moment. 73. she certainly has. at least 70,000 people in the bahamas are now thought to be in need of immediate humanitarian aid after the destruction caused by hurricane dorian. officials warn the death toll could rise dramatically, and there are fears of possible storm surges. joining us now is janelle eli from the international red cross. good morning to you. can you tell me what the latest information is that you have, about what the situation
is there today? good morning. today i was is there today? good morning. today iwas in is there today? good morning. today i was in freeport and i spoke to a lot of families who have had their homes damaged and yesterday, i was in abaco, where so many people lost their homes. each day we are learning more about the destruction going on on the ground and how people are still in need of food and water and emergency shelter. right now, the red cross is trying to get more aid to people who needed but we are still facing logistical challenges, that is things like airports and roads to tell the connectivity issues and even harsh weather conditions. so what are your main priorities there at the moment? right now, people are really in need of food, water and emergency shelter. those are big priorities for lots of unitarian agencies on the ground. at the red cross, another priority we have is reconnecting families who have not
been able to speak to each other since the disaster struck. i think a lot of times people forget that when a disaster strikes and the telephone lines are not working, people cannot tell their mothers that they are alive, they cannot get in touch with their brothers and sisters to know whether they fed through the storm 0k whether they fed through the storm ok and so at the red cross that is one of the things we will be focusing on in the days and weeks ahead. we're just watching of the devastation right now and the pictures are staggering back report we're just watching pictures. pictures are staggering back report we'rejust watching pictures. how are people able to find shelter at the moment? what are you doing to help protect them? so right now, people are really depending on their neighbours to help them out with shelter. other people are sleeping on the streets right now. at the red cross we were able to bring in some tarpaulins yesterday, as well as other aid supplies, and we actually have a planeload of 38 tons of aid arrive yesterday and that had
emergency shelter kits in them, but has things like hammers and nails so people can start preparing their homes. people are really going through a very difficult time right now and they are going to be very, this is going to be a long road ahead and at the red cross we are focusing on that emergency shelter but also other things like livelihoods. yesterday when i spoke to people they told me they had lost everything, fishing boats, bicycles, their stores, so that is one other thing that unitarian agencies will be focusing on is helping people restore their incomes and rebuild their livelihoods again. —— humanitarian. it is notjust the immediate problem you are focusing on. how long do you think it will ta ke to on. how long do you think it will take to rebuild? so disaster relief isa take to rebuild? so disaster relief is a marathon on, not a sprint, so as you said it starts with the urgent need and then we have to move on to helping people restore their incomes. dealing with people's emotional, the emotional toll that
disaster take some people as well. so here, families definitely have a long road ahead of them but i have seen so much resilience already since i have been here in the bahamas in the past few days. it is neighbours helping neighbours, people who are just grateful to be alive and that they got their children out and i have seen a lot of strength here. thank you very much for your time this morning. time now for a look at the newspapers. the times says the prime minister is under pressure to "come up with a plan b" for brexit as opposition parties pledged to veto his call for a general election. the daily mirror has been investigating the food served by fish and chip shops. it claims that some unsuspecting customers are eating endangered species, including dogfish and starry smooth—hound shark. frightening! the daily express says the duke
of cambridge has spoken of his "fury" about racist incidents in football. prince william, who is president of the football association, is calling for better links between police and football authorities over abuse on social media. and the sun reports that one of the strictly come dancing professionals, giovanni pernice, was attacked with pepper spray by masked robbers. the paper says the dancer had feared it was acid at first. that is a bit scary, very scary. we are talking about about strictly, for obvious reasons. mike is here for obvious reasons. mike is here for his final saturday for a little while. assuming he goes all the way, it could be a long while. until he brings the glitter ball back at the end, hopefully. we expect nothing less of him. here's sarah with a look at this morning's weather.
what is it like for us today? good morning to you. before i get onto the weather here in the uk, we will just have a quick look at what is happening on the other side of the atla ntic happening on the other side of the atlantic stop this is the satellite picture from hurricane dorian. it made landfall in north carolina, it is now working its way up past new york. at the moment it is well out to see but it is still bringing some big waves along the eastern seaboard. it looks like it will make another landfall in nova scotia and thenit another landfall in nova scotia and then it will be heading its way up towards iceland. so the remnants will be an ex— hurricane by this time. for the uk it will bring some wet and windy weather through the middle part of the week, but the storm or what is left of it will be well to the north of us. through the weekend, before we get there, things are looking largely dry and settled. high pressure in charge through the weekend. there will be a few isolated showers dotted around here and there and it will be quite fresh and there and it will be quite fresh and autumnal, because although we have high pressure setting out to
the south—west, with winds rotating around that high pressure, we have a northerly breeze, especially chilly if you are sitting in that breeze around the east coast, but for most of us it is looking like a largely dry day, with plenty of sunshine. the areas most likely to see the showers to the far east of england, but parts of wales and south—east england as well. temperatures somewhere between 17 and 19 degrees for most of us, just a bit cooler for most of us, just a bit cooler for the likes of aberdeen where you have that northerly breeze. the ashes continue at old trafford, and we're looking at drier conditions. plenty of spells of sunshine, with temperatures up to 17 degrees or so. if you have plans this evening, it is looking drier. it will be quite a chilly night, i cooler side of the season so far. a touch of frost in eastern scotland and north—east england as well. further south, temperatures well down into single
figures. and it is on sunday the great north run. it will be quite fresh first thing, but drier, with lots of sunshine. light winds are so pretty decent conditions for runners taking part in the great north run. england and wales should keep the sunshine through sunday. scotland and northern ireland will cloud over as this front approaches from the west. that could bring a few patchy showers, especially during the afternoon. for most of us, temperatures down a degree or so on today. 15— 18 degrees, not quite as cool where you are losing the reason the east coast. heading from sunday night into monday, we will see this cold front moving its way in from the west, bringing a spell of wet weather for many of us as we start the new working week. so a soggy start to your day on monday as this frontal system slowly moves its way from west to east. it still is a little bit, some of us seeing some rain on monday. only about 1k little bit, some of us seeing some rain on monday. only about 1a to 16 degrees on monday, and as we look
through the rest of the new working week, still a bit of rain around on wednesday but those temperatures just lifting a little bit and things should dry up later in the week. thank you ever so much. we will speak to you a little bit later. not too bad. we will be back with the headlines at 6:30am. now it's time for the film review, with jane hill and mark kermode. hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases is mark kermode. so, mark, what do we have this week? very interesting week. we have rojo a film set in argentina about corruption. we have it: chapter two, following in the footsteps of the biggest horror film of all—time. and we have the shiny shrimps,
a story about a swimming team with a difference. so, rojo, a director i'm not familiar with. should i be? he has amde filns before, but this is a breakthrough feature. it is a story set in argentina in the run—up to the coup. we open with a shot of a house being emptied of all is possessions and we are not entirely sure why. we then cut to a scene in a restaurant of a man who seems very cultured, he is a lawyer, he is sitting at a restaurant table waiting to have his meal, but his wife is late. somebody says i need the table, because you're not actually eating. he says fine and stands up, he then proceeds to chastise the other guy, as he explains that he would only do that because he is rude and he eviscerates the man in front of a crowd. outside on the street afterwards, they meet. here is a clip.
i am already quite tense and i do not even know what happens. unsurprisingly, the encounter does not end well. the central character is in quite a dilemma. whether to do the honourable thing, whether to bury what has happened and try to pretend it did not happen. the film then becomes a story that is unfolding in a land
in which people are disappearing. in which sinisterforces are at work, but the bourgeois middle—class are pretending it is not happening. you get a collision between on one hand a satire of bourgeois middle—class life, full of tennis and dinner parties, and on the other hand this creeping sense of real horror around the edges of it. a detective turned up to investigate a case in which the central character was involved. he is a tv detective, he is notjust a detective, he is a television personality. the whole film, what i really like about it, there is a knife edge between on the one hand it is chilling and on the other it is satirical. it obviously has a strong political undercurrent, but the best thing about it is you do not have to know that in advance. you not uses phase of the time, show do not tell do not have a film in which somebody gets up and explains the plot. it is one of those films
which creeps up on you. you could probably interpret it in many different ways, the story is told through what characters do, not what they say. i have always found that that is something, show do not tell, is key for me. action is character, let the character tell the story. wider implications become i think derry are based. it is a drama with specifics, which expands much greater. ok, sounds interesting. number two. we know how this goes. did you just ask me if i have seen that in all seriousness? it was not particularly scary, it was a mainstream movie, but it was hugely successful. so now we have it: chapter two. an adaptation of the stephen king novel. 27 years later, the losers club returns back to derry by the re—emergent of it, the clown —like shape shifter. the problem with this film, the first was a coming—of—age story with horror elements in it. i thought it was really well directed. this feeld like something which is altogether more episodic,
altogether more bitter. it is nearly three hours long. it has numerous strands and operates over two different timeframes with individual set pieces, you are saying one now, which are played out really brilliantly and well orchestrated. but for a movie which concentrates so much on memory, forgetting, on characters going underground and discovering what lies beneath, the film itself is much more about service. its individual moments work in and of itself, when you put them together, they do not add up to a coherent narrative. my biggest problem is that i think for horror to work properly, you have to be emotionally engaged and ifound myself 90 minutes into the nearly three hours of this thinking that is engagement is not kicking in. that is not to say it is not brilliant, it is clearly made by somebody who loves the story and the genre.
but the problem is what it does not have is that emotional through line that the first one did. you should see the first one, because it is basically a coming—of—age movie thatjust happens to have scary stuff in it. i do remember you telling me that. something that is three hours, it has to be worth that. that is an issue. it starts to feel like a tv miniseries. of course, it was all those years ago. you do wonder, why is this feeling so episodic? the third film. i saw atrailerfor this in the cinema and i was the only one he chuckled. oh, really? the shiny shrimps, the professional swimmer who is interviewed by a tv interviewer he keeps saying you are past your prime, everything is going wrong for you. he then rebuts him with a homophobic epithet. he said something outrageous and immediately he is thrown out and told you have to make it up to the lgbt community and the way you have to do that is to become the coach to the shiny shrimps.
so, you get a sense of the movie from that. it is charming and funny. it is also full of cliches and stereotypes. there is nothing surprising about the narrative whatsoever. you can tell from the first ten minutes where it is going to go. the best way of describing this is like... with priscella of the desert. you have to be pretty hard—hearted not to chuckle at this. the heart of it is in right place. it is rather a charming film, i enjoyed it. i do not think it is ground—breaking in anyway, but it is good fun. there's a lot to be said for fun in today's world. markjenkins made this film
about a fishing village in cornwall. it is about the battle between past, present and future. it is shot on clockwork cameras with 16mm black and white which which markjenkins developed in his studio. it is i think a genuine modern masterpiece that i think it is one of the defining british films of the decade. it has done so well in its opening week that they have expanded the number of cinemas in which it is playing, i think it is in twice the number of screens that it was playing in the first week, because the response has been great. it is notjust a film which critics are saying is great, audiences are loving it. i am struck by the fact that i have thought about it every day since i have seen it. i do not love everything about it, but i think it is extremely clever. i was really struck
by the sound, as well. something, i am afraid i do not always notice sound, there is something really unusual, in a good way, about that. really haunting imagery and the way in which the sound bubbles up on the ground is really impressive. it gives you the sense that you're watching something that is completely organic and utterly in and of the place that it is set in. i really enjoyed it. i felt you could tell that he was a passionate and it comes through. absolutely, it is a passion project for it is a labour of love and it is really wonderful. quick thought of what else is around? hi life is a really interesting sci—fi film with robert pattinson. it is a film which goes into outer space, but it is really about inner space. it is about what is happening within, rather than about what is happening without. it is enigmatic, very strange and something that you really have to give yourself over to. it is really worth seeing. i really enjoyed it. pattinson is brilliant. really interesting week. thank you very much.
schools should stay open at evenings, weekends and holidays to help protect pupils from crime and gangs, according to the children's commissioner for england. anne longfield said children no longer feel safe on the streets and that opening classrooms outside of usual hours could offer a safe space for activities. the government says it's making record investments in education and children's services to help young people overcome the challenges they face. officials in north carolina are warning that hundreds of people may be trapped as floodwaters rise following hurricane dorian. the storm is sweeping across the us state after devastating the bahamas, where hundreds of people are reported to be missing. the uk's promising £1.5 million to help. the bbc understands a group of mps, including some rebel conservatives, has assembled a legal team to try and force borisjohnson to seek a delay to brexit. legislation aimed at enforcing a possible delay is due to gain royal assent on monday,
but the prime minister has said that he would rather "be dead in a ditch" than ask for an extension. the uk's top doctors say we should take up activities such as dancing or brisk walking to help us stay well when we're older. bowls and tai chi are also amongst the recommended activities for over—65s, according to new national guidelines being issued today. they say focussing on building strength and balance can help prevent falls in old age. the biggest cause of loss of independence as you get older is actually falling over and not being able to cope. so develop the strength and balance as you go through adult life so that you can continue in your later years. health experts in america have warned people to stop vaping while they investigate a respiratory condition which has killed at least four people. officials are looking into more
than a50 possible cases of a severe breathing illness among e—cigarette users, but the cause of the condition is not yet known. a woman in india is thought to have become the world's oldest mother after giving birth to twins at the age of 73. wow! quite an age! mangayamma ya ramati had undergone ivf treatment. she said she and her husband, who is 82 years old, have always wanted children, but had been unable to conceive until now. congratulations! great news for them. very impressive. i was interested to read that story a moment to go about taking up things like dancing in your older age. you should try it, mike. when you are older, obviously. it is an extreme sport, isn't it? how much dancing
are you doing because you look quite fit. you have the comfort of the group at the moment. are you not practising at home? yes, in the garage i have managed to get in five minutes and it is really good for your core and your hips. could you do it when you were younger?‘ little bit, yes. go on, the ashes. well, once again, ben stokes could be the man today. we need him and jonny bairstow to stay at the crease for england to have any chance of saving the ashes and also the series. if they draw this, they can go to the oval. england's ashes hopes hang in the balance once more after a late flurry of wickets saw them close the third day of the fourth test on 5—200, so still 297 runs behind australia's first innings total. andy swiss reports from old trafford. oh, the joys of cricket in september! a morning wash—out at old trafford, but it wasn'tjust the skies that
looked a little gloomy — england's ashes chances were fading fast. they had to bat well and, for a decent while, they did, as rory burns and joe root combined to impressive effect. together, they shared a stubborn century stand and it was australia fluffing their chances, much to their very obvious frustration. but once burns was snaffled for 81, suddenly, the pendulum swung. moments later, joe root followed, trapped leg before for 71. that brought in the hero of headingley, ben stokes, to a predictably raucous reception. cheering. but at the other end, there was rather less to cheer — jason roy emphatically dismissed by josh hazlewood. commentator: bowled him! that late clatter of wickets leaving australia in control and england still trailing by a hefty 297. while stokes is still there, england fans will believe anything is possible, but they know they face a huge battle to save this match, and their ashes hopes.
andy swiss, bbc news, old trafford. we probably would not have like to lose a couple of wickets at the end there but i think we have set it out pretty, you know, clearfor us in terms of there is a follow—on to get past and a score to get as close as we can and i think we are only a couple of partnerships away from that. gareth bale snatched a crucial late victory for wales, in their qualifying match against azerbaijan in cardiff. wales went ahead thanks to a bizarre own goal from pavlo pashayev, who somehow put bale's cross past his own keeper. but azerbaijan levelled in the second half and there were only seven minutes left when bale's towering headerjust about crossed the line for victory to move wales to third. scotland's hopes of reaching euro 2020 are dangling by a thread after they lost 2—1 to russia at hampden. john mcginn got his side off to the perfect start with his first goal for his country, but russia were level by half—time and another well—worked move ended with steven o'donnell deflecting the ball into his own goal to leave
scotland fourth below kazakhstan. england manager gareth southgate says his side still have everything to prove as they take on their groups bottom side bulgaria at wembley this afternoon. england have won two out of two qualifiers so far. after bulgaria, they play kosovo at st mary's on tuesday. victories in both games would make qualification for next year's tournament a near formality. if everything to prove in terms of where we are pitched in world rankings, i think we are competitive against any rankings, i think we are competitive againstany team. rankings, i think we are competitive against any team. but equally, i think there are a number of teams who, on the day, as was proved in the summer, are capable of beating us so we have to keep striving to improve. attendance records for women's super league matches will almost certainly be smashed this weekend with some games being played at their clubs' main grounds for the first time. the new season kicks off with manchester city hosting newly
promoted manchester united at the etihad — the two sides haven't met in the super league before, with united playing their first season in the wsl. we are making sure that we are diligent in all of our preparation and making sure that the players know their roles and responsibilities and are we there yet? no. we still have a long way to go and we still are going to be finding our feet go and we still are going to be finding ourfeet in go and we still are going to be finding our feet in the go and we still are going to be finding ourfeet in the campaign when we start but we start in a dairy —— very tough game. it is a tough ask for a promoted team but it will give us a good guide and the good barometerfor where will give us a good guide and the good barometer for where we are at. rafael nadal‘s through to the final of the us open with a straight—sets win over italian matteo berrettini. the spanish second seed, 33, survived two set points in the opener before his class shone through in a 7—6, 6—4, 6—1win at flushing meadows. nadal is going for a fourth title in tomorrow's final against russia's daniil medvedev in new york. when i arrived here, my goal was to produce a chance to compete for the
big thing again and here i am so i give myself another chance, as i did in wimbledon and australia and roland garros. and that's... that's the personal satisfaction, that's the personal satisfaction, that's the personal satisfaction, that's the personal happiness. we are counting down to the rugby world cup injapan. england will fly out to japan for the rugby world cup on sunday on the back of a straight—forward victory over italy — they won 37—0 at stjames' park in their last warm—up game. after a tryless first half, england took three minutes to score after the re—start as ben youngs crossed the line. three more tries followed, anthony watson with the last of them. scotland beat a stubborn georgia side in theirfinal world cup warm—up match. ali price was one of the try scorers in a close first half. scotland pulled away after the break, though, with a try from darcy graham helping to complete a 36—9 win at murrayfield. the former south africa rugby legend chester williams has passed away at the age of a9, after a heart attack. williams was famously part of the springbok squad that won
the rugby world cup in 1995. he played 27 tests for his country, scoring 1a tries before retiring and moving into coaching. great britain's dina asher—smith has laid down a marker in the run—up to the world athletics championships in doha. she won the 100m at the diamond league event in brussels, ahead ofjamaica's two—time olympic champion, shelly—ann fraser—pryce. she ran it in 10.88 seconds — her fastest time of the season — and took the overall title with it. ferrari's charles leclerc is the man to beat once again at the italian grand prix. he was fastest in both practice sessions yesterday. following his maiden win in belgium last weekend, the frenchman set the pace just ahead of championship leader lewis hamilton in his mercedes. what the tifosi — the ferrari fanatics — wouldn't give for a first victory at monza since 2010! in rugby league's super league, leaders st helens thrashed
huddersfield giants 118—6 with second—placed wigan beating catalans dragons 46—12. and it was the battle at the bottom as hull kingston rovers took on london broncos, and it was the visiting broncos who prevailed 20—16. jay pitts, one of their three try scorers. elsewhere, warrington beat wakefield, and salford won at leeds. scotland's robert macintyre, is in pole position to cap a brilliant rookie season with his first european tour title. he leads the european open in hamburg by four shots after a flawless second round of 65. golf's gain is shinty‘s loss. he only switched six years ago. it is like hockey in the air. not for the fainthearted! have you done it? yes, long time ago. thank you, mike. could opening schools for longer, and during the holiday, help protect pupils from violent crime and gangs?
it's an idea being put forward by the children's commissioner for england, anne longfield. shejoins us now. good morning to you, anne, thank you for your time. we said could help tackle gangs. why do you think it might? i have been absolutely shocked by the messages i get from children about feeling safe, they say they do not feel safe after school and they will not go out in the evening because they do not feel safe in their community and what we do know is in lots of areas, as a result of reduced budgets from local authorities and elsewhere, the things that used to be there, the after—school clubs, sports club, are not there anymore. we also know is in some areas what has taken their place are gangs, those looking for those children who have nowhere to 90, those children who have nowhere to go, and looking to groom them and recruit them into those gangs. so it
isa simple recruit them into those gangs. so it is a simple idea, lots of schools will do it or have done it in the past. but it is becoming less and less frequent and it is something that could absolutely transform lives. many children. as you say it isa simple lives. many children. as you say it is a simple idea but not as simple as just is a simple idea but not as simple asjust doing it, will it? i saying £2.6 billion a year. but it is not long ago that schools were reducing their hours because of budget problems. so where is the money going to come from? so it would be, it would take more than more money, not as much as $2.6 billion, that is for a whole range of things —— two 6p. as political parties look at their election manifestoes, they are looking at what they need to do to really help children, which are clearly having a very tough time. we see the headlines in terms of violence and children who have been excluded from school. this would not be about teachers and schools doing more, this is a community asset,
they are in every area, they are designed for schools, there are plenty of youth workers and people there who would wish to use those premises and plenty of schools who know there is a real need for child care, positive activities but need the extra cash to enable it to happen and this is about making the most of what we have got and really helping children in their local area. what you are saying then is you are not expecting teachers to ta ke you are not expecting teachers to take on more work. it is simply using the bricks and mortar and facilities that are already there? yes, and look, these are in every area. for the last 20 years with community use in mind they were built and they have fantastic sports facilities, arts facilities, technology. all of which gets locked up technology. all of which gets locked up at the time when children need it most. and the sad fact is we know the violence picks between four pm
and 630 in the evening, when children are leaving school, just when schools need to be open. just briefly, anne, if you can, you say you are basically throwing it out all of the political parties as they potentially put together general election manifestoes. have you spoken to anyone in the department of education or the education secretary or anyone about this already? yes, i'm speaking to a lot of people who are making decisions as part of thejob but i know who are making decisions as part of the job but i know it is something people have been looking at. there has been some money announced in the recent week, that is very welcome, but it won't solve this problem. this is about providing new support in areas where children need it, but at times they need it as well. thank you so much, i am really grateful to you so much, i am really grateful to you for your time. the department for education says it's making record investments in education and children's services to help young people overcome the challenges they face.
here's sarah with a look at this morning's weather. starting with the terrible weather situation we are seeing in the united states at the moment. that's right, we will start off by looking at the latest from hurricane dorian. it still had a very well—defined eye when it made landfall in north carolina but the storm is heading in a north—east direction, expected to make landfall in nova scotia with hurricane force winds. so we are not out of the woods yet in terms of this hurricane. it will be weakening as it crosses the north atlantic, heading closer to iceland through the middle part of the week. so the indications for the middle part of the week, we might see some slightly wet and windy weather. the bulk of the remnants of that storm will be well to the north of us. our weather through the course of the weekend is looking pretty quiet. we have got
high pressure bringing largely dry, settled conditions. just a few isolated showers dotted around here and there but this area of high pressure is really dominating our pressure. with the winds rotating around that, they will be coming from a northerly direction. i cooler and fresher field to the weather, especially around the east coast of england and eastern scotland where you have the northerly breeze coming in. the areas most like to see showers are that coast, but also parts of wales, south—west england and northern ireland as well. the showers attending to ease away from most of us into the afternoon, so increasing amounts of sunshine during the day and temperatures somewhere between 17 and 19 degrees for most of us. it will feel a little bit cooler for eastern scotla nd little bit cooler for eastern scotland on the east coast of england as well. the ashes are set to continue at old trafford and the weather is looking fine and dry. temperatures up to 17 degrees in the afternoon and a light breeze as well. if you have evening plans it is looking largely dry out there this evening, but the green colours returning, showing the temperature
dropping fairly quickly. a touch of frost in eastern scotland in the countryside, north—east england as well. one or two mist and fog patches around, but they should clear away pretty quickly. it is the great north run and after that cool and fresh start to the day, decent conditions for many runners. it is looking drier, lots of sunshine and a light breeze as well. much of england and wales should keep the sunshine through the course of the day. scotland and northern ireland cloud over as we have a warm front approaching. that will bring a few spot of showery rain. further south and east across the uk you should keep the blue skies in the light winds. temperatures are fairly similarto winds. temperatures are fairly similar to today for most of us, around 18 degrees, but we will lose the cooler winter from eastern scotla nd the cooler winter from eastern scotland and eastern england as well. as we had to sunday night and on into monday, this front moves its way in from the west. so i think we will be seeing a soggy start to the new working week. monday starts with
this front bringing some outbreaks of rain, initially in the west and edging further eastwards through the course of the day. underneath all that cloud, with the outbreaks of rain, it will not feel particularly warm. by the time we get to monday, temperatures close to 15 or 16 degrees or so. once that gets out of the way, for the rest of the working week it is not looking too bad. things will warm up for a time. we could see some showery rain and breezy conditions during the day on wednesday, down to the remnants of the ex— hurricane to the north. we are still keeping a close eye on it and we will keep you updated throughout the morning. back to you both. we will be back with the headlines at 7:00am. now it's time for click. 50 years after the first humans landed on the moon, a new space race is under way.
but today, it is notjust nations that are competing to put ships and people into space. private companies are getting in on it as well. in fact, they are leading the charge. elon musk‘s spacex already delivers cargo to the iss, and is now one of several companies exploring the notion of space tourism — putting non—professional astronauts into space. it has also signed up billionaire yusaku maezawa to take a trip around the moon. amazon boss and the world's richest man, jeff bezos, is also planning to take passengers to the edge of space by the end of 2019, with his company blue origin, and has ambitions to land humans on the moon by 202a. but there is one company that is further along the space tourism journey than any other, and now virgin galactic has opened the doors to its new hq and given
marc cieslak exclusive access. fire, fire. it is a little after 7:00am, and i'm heading into the desert in new mexico, about 20 miles past a place called truth or consequences. the reason for that really early start is that we are going to get a very rare glimpse inside that. it bills itself as the world's very first commercial spaceport. thank you very much. welcome to spaceport. thank you.
the only way that you can get to space today is with the russians, and they're currently charging nasa about $80 million a ticket. spaceport america is the new home of virgin galactic, the company founded by billionaire sir richard branson to take paying customers on 90—minute flights to the edge of space. the spaceport‘s exterior is the product of british architects foster + partners. eventually, five spaceships and two carrier aircraft will reside in the hangar. and spaceship from base, you go from zero minus 10 on time. it is also home to mission control, where all flight operations are monitored from, and this is the very first time that a tv crew has been allowed to film inside this room.
the winds are holding, 160 at ten knots... virgin galactic has moved all of its operations to new mexico from its original base in mojave, california. the white knight two mothership aircraft has already moved in, and continues flight testing. but the actual spacecraft, dubbed spaceshiptwo, will arrive at spaceport america at a later date. the white knight carrier aircraft is really performing a rehearsal for a real spaceflight. it is going to ascend to the altitude where it would normally release a spaceship, perform a few manoeuvres, and come back around to land on this runway. scotsman dave mackay is virgin galactic‘s chief pilot. he takes me for a drive along the spaceport‘s two mile runway. this is something that i wanted to do all my life. i wanted to be an astronaut, and i wanted to go to space. dave successfully completed a spaceflight earlier this year, and has been awarded his commercial astronaut‘s wings. welcome to the club, astronaut.
thanks, base. i like this club. what is the spaceship like to fly? the spacecraft is amazing to fly. at launch, we're sitting underneath white knight two. at release, it's like going over the top of a rollercoaster, so you get this lightness in your stomach, which is nice. two, one — release, release, release. you haven't lit the rocket motor yet, so there is silence just for a few seconds. we light the rocket motor. fire, fire. so we accelerate away. within a few seconds, we go through the sound barrier. we go mach 1. we are going to space. the sky goes from blue to dark blue to black in what seems like a few seconds. immediately after shutdown,
you are in weightlessness. that point, we'll allow the customers to unstrap. at the end of boost, you are there with no forces on your body, no motion, because it'sjust sitting there, and no sound. as we are coming back down, in this feathered configuration, now we're a glider, and we've got about 15—20 minutes of gliding to come back down and land at spaceport. so different, really, to what i expected, that the words that came out of my mouth was this is unreal — just astonishing. the curvature of the earth, you see so much of it that you now get a sense of scale, of the size of the planet. and in the meantime, you're looking out into this blackness of space, and you can't help but think, well, what else is out there? i think something that a lot of people will take away with them
after their spaceflight is how thin the atmosphere is, and how important it is to look after it. so far, over 600 people have signed up to take a flight with virgin galactic, with tickets costing £200,000. but, at a time of increased concern about the environment, is it responsible to send wealthy people to space for fun? actually, environmental impact, the co2 impact of this vehicle, is much less than you would think. by air—launching it, and because it's so small and uses carbon fibre, we actually don't have a very big rocket motor in the back. and so the per person co2 emissions is, for the average flight, around that of a business—class flight from new york to the uk. there's an awareness of our planet documented scientifically with astronauts. they come back changed, with a greater realisation
of the fragility of our ecosystem and ecosphere. the irony of this idea isn't lost on space experts, though. the fact that they have to go that far into space above the planet to have that emotion of feeling protective over the world that they live in is sort of ridiculous. but you have to put it into perspective of the fact that space travel is very limited in how much it actually contributes to co2 emissions, in comparison to aircraft. it's a tiny fraction of what aircraft put out there. there have been delays and setbacks for virgin galactic. in 2014, one of its spacecraft crashed during flight testing, resulting in the death of its co—pilot and serious injuries for the pilot. dave mackay acknowledges the time that testing is taking. so, if you look at military test programmes, the risk levels are different. we're building a safe,
reliable commercial system. it's very, very different to everything that has been done before. but we still have some more flights to do, with more people in the back, and once we've done a few more of those flights, we'll be ready to start commercial operation. so we're getting very close. it has taken longer than i guess we thought it would do initially, but i don't think — with hindsight, i don't think that's at all surprising. on paper, space tourism can seem a bit frivolous, but we are moving into an era of commercialisation of space travel anyway. most government—funded experiments in space, either on a space station or probes for other planets, are going to be shipped out to commercial companies, and so furthering space travel in that sense is actually going to benefit from space tourism as well. so we have to take into account not just the impact of space tourism in the sense of our economy, but also the impact from the life—changing impact that the people who will be on those planes will go through, and the impact they will have when they return to earth.
when do you think virgin galactic is going to be putting paying customers up into space? when is the date — when is that going to happen? right now, according to our current projections, we think that we can start commercial operations next year. so the race is on. space could be about to get a lot more crowded — for those that can afford the price of a ticket, of course. wow, that was marc. this is marc. how was your trip to almost—space? it was great. it's difficult not to get excited by spaceships. yeah. so we've got amazon doing blue origin, we have spacex doing a variety of space tourism projects, and now we have virgin galactic as well. they look like they've got the most advanced proposition. but how would you rate these different companies at the moment?
they're all completely different, and they all have their own advantages, their plus points. but, you know, virgin has got a spaceport that is pretty much up and running. looking at blue origin's idea, jeff bezos is suggesting that it might be autonomous. so they might launch, with the tourists inside, they'd get to look out the windows and see the earth, and then it will land back on the earth, but without a pilot. now, i've got an amazon echo, and alexa can barely understand me. so whether the company behind that technology — whether i would trust them to send me to space or not autonomously, i don't know. i really, really don't know. to be fair, though, spacex are launching rockets and landing them autonomously. yes, they are, in all fairness. ok marc, cheers. that's it for the short cut of click this week. there's plenty more in the full version which is waiting for you now on iplayer. you'll find us on social media, too, on youtube, facebook,