we were going to go straight to paris and find out more about that but i'm afraid we have lost the line. we will see what we can do. but crucially, we will also talk about the weather now. here's stev da naos. it is really stifling across much of the mediterranean. you can see the deep red colours from portugal into greece and the balkans. cooler, fresher conditions. temperatures below the average in the north of europe. the heatwave focuses around the central mediterranean, around italy. deep red colours towards the balkans and parts of spain. we're looking at 41 degrees in florence. the mid 40s in southern parts of italy. dangerous heat. back home, low pressure still with us. wet and windy in places. plenty of showers macro in england and wales. quite a focus in the
north—east of england. for scotland, the centre of this area of low pressure, light winds. the showers will be heavy and slow moving. if you catch one it will be with you for quite a while and could lead to problems on the road. standing water as well. temperatures nothing special. northern ireland, showers. england and wales they will be rattling through on strong wind. winds strong enough to bring down the odd brands on the south west coast. this evening the winds ease. they continue to do overnight. drier for many. showers and light rain pushing into parts of scotland. temperatures similar to recent nights. into friday, ithink temperatures similar to recent nights. into friday, i think central and southern part of the country not doing too badly. longer, drier spells. fewer showers. sunshine doing too badly. longer, drier spells. fewershowers. sunshine as well. for the northern half of the
country, plenty of showers. it should feel a few degrees cooler than today. for the south—east, 2324 degrees. on the flip side, a touch warmer. our area degrees. on the flip side, a touch warmer. oui’ area of degrees. on the flip side, a touch warmer. our area of low pressure eventually get a move on into the no confidence. we see this area of low pressure. this will be a big player in our weather next week, calming things down. for saturday, a few showers. the odd heavy one for england and wales. sunny spells in between. feeling on the cool side. for sunday, ridge of high pressure making things quieter for england and wales. a weather front pushing into northern ireland and western scotland. the weekend, saturday, sunshine and showers. for sunday, for many, dry with winds. it will feel quite pleasant as well. thank you very much. a reminder of the main story. the bank of england
has cut its growth forecast for the uk economy and has left interest rates the same. the governor of the bank was also downbeat about wage growth and its impact on families. that is all. it is goodbye from me. on bbc one wejoin the that is all. it is goodbye from me. on bbc one we join the news teams or you are. hello, this is the sport this afternoon. they'll be no rematch between britain's anthonyjoshua and wladimir klitschko. it's after the former world heavyweight champion announced he's retiring from boxing. we had been waiting for confirmation of another fight between the two
in las vegas in november, but the 41—year—old has decided to hang up his gloves after 27 years. as an amateur he won gold at the atlanta olympics in 1996 before becoming the world heavyweight champion for over 10 years. he's thanked his team, family and fans for their support. the spanish league has rejected an attempt for neymar ‘s lawyers to pay his buyout clause. he was expected to move to this psg you for £200 million. he has to play the money to the league and then he passes it on to the club. for 200 million i do not think he is expensive. i think he is expensive the fact that you are now going to have four players of £100 million and you are going to have more players of £80 million and more players of £80 million and more players of £80 million and more players of £60 million and i think thatis players of £60 million and i think that is the problem because neymar is one of the best players in the
world. england manager mark sampson says he wants his side to not only become the best team in europe but the best in the world. the lionesses take on the netherlands this evening in the semifinals of the women's european championships. it'll be a sell out tonight too, with more than 27,000 expected to cheer on the hosts and england. full commentary and build up is on radio 5 live from 7.00pm. i have been around some good sports people but these players now work as ha rd people but these players now work as hard as anyone i have ever worked with all seen and they are absolutely obsessed with being the best that they can do now they have those two skills in abundance the sky is the limit for this group. it's the opening round in the women's british open today at kingsbarns. american michelle wie is on top on 8—under—par, she's finished her first round, ahead of south round, ahead of south korea's kim in—kyung, who is on 6—under—who has just made it through her 13th. england's mel reid who missed the cut at the scottish open last month is in tied third place a shot further back, whilst 1986 champion
laura davies has made a stunning start to her round. 4—under—par through seven holes. with the world athletics championships starting in london tomorrow there is bad news for one of you saint bolt ‘s main rivals. andre de grasse has been forced to pull out after tearing his hamstring in training earlier this week. the canadian finished third to bolt at the olympic games in rio last year in the 100m and was one of the favourites to win the 200m, a race bolt isn't running in london. that is all the sport for now. you can see lots more that is all the sport for now. you can see lots more on that is all the sport for now. you can see lots more on the website including the latest on the gulf and the football. thank you. now let us talk about some of today's main news stories. the bank of england has downgraded the uk growth forecast for this year and next, warning that the economy
will remain sluggish. its monetary policy committee has also downgraded its forecasts for wage growth. the bank left interest rates unchanged at 0.25%. the governor of the bank of england mark carney outlined how he saw the uk economy. given the outlook for supply in the economy, even a limited pick—up in growth is likely to have consequences for the stance of monetary policy. that is because, as the mpc has previously emphasised, the mpc has previously emphasised, the process of leaving the european union is beginning to affect potential supply in the uk. brexit related uncertainties are causing some companies to delay decisions about building capacity and entering new markets, and the uk ‘s eventual new markets, and the uk ‘s eventual new trading arrangements will require a period of fully allocation in some sectors of the economies expand and others contract. moreover, prolonged low investment will restrain growth in the capital
stock and increases in productivity. indeed, if the mpc ‘s current forecast comes to pass the level of investment in twenty20 is expected to be 20 percentage points below the level which the mpc had projected just before the referendum. as a result, the supply capacity of the economy is likely to expand in only modest rate throughout the forecast period. that means only a modest u pta ke period. that means only a modest uptake in demand growth from current sluggish rates will be sufficient to reduce and eventually eliminate slack. the mpc ‘s dream it specifies that in exceptional circumstances there will be no trade—off at the speed of which we can return to target and the support provided to jobs and activity. through most of the forecast period the economy operates with a small degree of spare capacity and cpr inflation is
well above target. by the end of the forecast that trade—off is eliminated. spare capacity is absorbed and inflation remains above the 2% target. the committee judges that given the assumptions underlying its projections, including the closure of the drawdown period of the tfs, and the recent prudential decisions of the fpc and the pra, some tightening of monetary policy would be required in order to return to target, specifically, if the economy falls — — follow specifically, if the economy falls —— follow the path broadly consistent with yorker central projection and monetary policy could need to be tightened by a somewhat greater extent over the forecast period than the path implied by the yield curve underlying those projections, any increases in bank rate would be expected to be at a gradual pace and to a limited extent. the committee will continue to monitor closely the incoming
evidence and it stands ready to respond to changes in the economic outlook as they unfold to ensure the return to the 2% target. mark carney, return to the 296 target. mark carney, governor of the bank of england, talking at lunchtime, and we will have more business news just after 13:45pm. the food delivery company deliveroo has told the victoria derbyshire programme it's bringing in new safety measures to protect drivers from attacks. it follows a wave of moped crime that's hit london and horrific acid attacks where delivery drivers have been victims. around 450 acid attacks were recorded by police in london last year. it comes as the royal college of emergency medicine warns corrosive liquids are fast replacing knives as the weapon of choice for criminals and there needs to be more awareness about how to help victims. catrin nye has this exclusive report. london is currently in the midst of a moped crimewave. three weeks ago, deliveroo driver
jabed hussain was the first victim in a series of five acid attacks in 90 minutes in north—east london. it's getting burned on my face. it kept burning on my face. i was just knocking on the windows of a few cars, just knocking on the windows. they're not opening because probably they were scared. i was really scared. i don't know what to do. i came running like a crazy. just running on the street like a crazy. in the last year, the met police recorded more than 16,000 incidents involving motorised two wheeled vehicles, compared with 5000 the year before. delivery drivers are scared. deliveroo says since the acid attacks more than 70 drivers have said they don't want to finish an order because of safety fears. and seven drivers have said they don't want to deliver in specific areas. so the company is adding new features. after i mark delivered,
i get the opportunity to give feedback to the network as to whether the delivery went ok or didn't go 0k. so if i've had an incident where i've been concerned for my safety, i would hit the thumbs down. and i would choose the option here, safety concerns. and is this new? this is new. the safety concerns is new. and is that a direct response to the acid attacks and the mopeds thefts? so we have had delivery feedback for a few weeks now, so prior to the terrible attacks, but adding safety concerns as an explicit option is a response to those incidents. as well as that feature in the app, the company are employing new specialist safety staff, and will trial helmet mounted cameras for drivers in the london borough of hackney, so they can hand footage directly to the police, and also tried to deter attacks. hackney now has a reputation as a trouble spot. riders across the country need to have the right channels
so they can communicate any kind of issues through. and currently, we have those in the form of the app, so they can communicate on an order if they have any kind of issue. and that is really important for us, but also i think it's important for the police. these cameras are just being trialled in hackney, whyjust there? why not protection elsewhere? any new technology, you need to test. you need to make sure it does the things it's meant to do. if it does, then absolutely, will take this across the country. deliveroo drivers are all self—employed, so not entitled to sick pay if they get attacked. they also all use their own bikes and mopeds to deliver. do you feel guilty at all that they are putting themselves at risk, but they don't get sick pay, they don't get repairs to bikes, things are about? as i said before, the safety of our riders is the most important thing to us, and it is our responsibility as a company to step up our efforts, so they can feel safe on the road all the time. forjabed, the fear of being attacked again means he now won't work after 10 o'clock at night. and he says other drivers are doing the same. in a moment a summary
of the business news this hour, but first the headlines on bbc news. the bank of england holds interest rates at the record low rate of 0.25% and downgrades it's growth forecast for the uk. of 0.25% and downgrades its growth forecast for the uk. a group of men, who labelled themselves the three musketeers are jailed for life for terrorism offences. a surgeon who carried out needless breast operations, has had his 15—yearjail sentence increased to 20 years by court of appealjudges. now for an update on all the business news. the bank of england has lowered it's growth forecast for this year and the next. it said weak wage growth contributed to the decision. it now forecasts growth of 1.7%. that's slightly down from its previous prediction of 1.9% made back in may.
the bank said rising inflation has also been weighing on household spending power. the bank also voted 6—2 to keep interest rates on hold at 0.25%. they've been at that level since august of last year. next sales have had a big boost from the retailer's directory catalogue and internet business. overall second—quarter sales rose 0.7%, beating expectations, but full—price sales at next retailfell 7.4%, and the company said it remained cautious about its outlook. more in a moment. the pay of top chief executives has fallen in the past year, but there is still a huge gap between them and the rest of their staff. that's according to a new report from the high pay centre. the bosses of ftse 100 companies now make on average £4.5 million a year, that's down 17% from £5.4 million in 2015. the think tank said the fall was welcome but limited and very late.
more now on thatjump in sales at the high st retailer next. as a result, next shares topped the ftse100 in morning trading, rising more than 6.3%, and they‘ re currently still up about 8%. the company also confirmed it would pay a special quarterly dividend of 45p. kate hardcastle is a retail analyst and shejoins kate hardcastle is a retail analyst and she joins us kate hardcastle is a retail analyst and shejoins us now. good news for shareholders? i think so, and shejoins us now. good news for shareholders? ithink so, but and shejoins us now. good news for shareholders? i think so, but with a cautious note. retail, particularly the mass market, is really struggling steel and what we have seen struggling steel and what we have seen here is that next do a good job online, including the credit facility as well is that international offer and also the summer international offer and also the summer months where we had some good
summer summer months where we had some good summer weather back in june summer months where we had some good summer weather back injune where they sold more full price merchandise but there is a big job still to do with a very large organisation losing market share all of the time to browns like cesaro or prime mark. the company says it remains cautious about its outlook. the website has been made a lot more user—friendly. what bits of the business are still struggling? user—friendly. what bits of the business are still struggling7m user—friendly. what bits of the business are still struggling? it is the fashion offer and in addition to that the fashion within homewares and that is purely out of the fact that we are now very fickle consumers and we have so much choice and we are very talented at being able to find the right deal for us in the right product for us and measuring how we want to pay for that, whether we want to pay more for something if we wanted instantly and it is fashionable or are we prepared to shop around because it isa prepared to shop around because it is a commodity like a white t—shirt where we can get the best value. everyone has offers in this
market. what is interesting is sainsbury‘s, the supermarket giant, is having increasing success and sales increase in its clothing, and that would be a direct competition toa that would be a direct competition to a company like next. next is sometimes looked at as a bellwether for the overall health of the high street. what do these numbers tell us? exact you what the company have said, it is a challenging time for retail and the tail is wagging the dog and the consumer is running things and they will decide each season whether the product that next have under way they. and their same—day delivery services, that their constant innovation and personalisation to the customer if they want to shop with that brand or not and next have to keep ahead of the game, as the retailers. still challenges ahead. to talk to you. in other business news we've been following: the car insurance market is dysfunctional and does not reward loyal customers, so says the chief executive of aviva, mark wilson. he said firms were tempting in new customers with prices that were too low, which put prices up for existing customers. car insurance premiums have gone up
by 11% in the last year, according to the association of british insurers. it also said that the typical bill for an annual policy is now £484. a fresh new shirt delivered at the push of a button is now on offerfor travellers in the us. japanese fashion brand uniqlo has installed a vending machine dispensing clothing at oakland airport in california. nine other machines will pop up at airports and malls at sites including los angeles, houston and new york in the coming months. they will stock men and women's shirts and lightweight jackets. green and black's is launching its first uk chocolate bar that is neither organic nor fairtrade—certified. the move by the organic chocolate maker, owned by us food giant mondelez international, parent of cadbury, is likely to further undermine the fairtrade movement.
founded in 1991 as a pioneering organic brand, the new velvet edition dark chocolate bars, which go on sale in uk supermarkets this month, will make no claim to be organic. let us have a look to see the markets and what they are doing. in the wake of the bank of england ‘s announcement, rates across europe have rallied, including the ftse 100. sterling offered moves inversely to that and it has hit a nine month low against the euro and investors now think the bank is in no hurry at all to raise rates any time soon. on the ftse100 british retailer next is the top riser, jumping nearly 9% after returning to sales growth in the latest quarter and meanwhile our medical technology group have fallen short of expectations and they are the biggest fauna today. that is all the
business from the and you can get in touch with me and the rest of the tea m touch with me and the rest of the team on twitter and we love to hear from you. we will be back in the next hour. very interesting chocolate news. they might have something to say to you on twitter about that. and weightier matters, of course! a genius who changed my life. that's how england rugby legend jonny wilkinson describes his kicking coach dr dave alred. he's an elite performance coach, who started out teaching economics in a secondary school and ended up coaching some of the biggest names in sport, including golfers luke donald and padraig harrington, the england rugby team and british lions, the england cricket team and manchester city. dr dave alred has written a book called the pressure principle, which he says can help everyone manage stress and perform in their lives. earlier they were on the victoria derbyshire show speaking to tina daheley, who asked johnny why he describes dr alred a genius who changed his life. during that time in my life i was at a point, like a lot of people are, where they feel they have a limit and they had reached a point where they could not go any further. when was that? early for me, 16 or 17 and thatis was that? early for me, 16 or 17 and that is when the process started. i
was someone that is when the process started. i was someone that was after perfection and i had reached a point when i was living accidentally. some days it was good and some days it was not great but what dave did for me was at that point he opened my eyes to space for improvement and space to move and to grow and that space, which he will go on about, isn't out there, it is in you already, it just needs isn't out there, it is in you already, itjust needs revealing, what you have normally covered it with ease your limits and what are your limits and going beyond those is where everything in life exists, all the beauty of life exists beyond what you believe and what you think and they started myjourney what you believe and what you think and they started my journey to discovering that space and i have been on the same journey ever since. dave, taught me about thatjourney. when did you start working with johnny and what you and how much progress has he made since then? obviously the progress has been magnificent but i think that the numberone magnificent but i think that the number one thing was when he turned at 16 on number one thing was when he turned at160na number one thing was when he turned at 16 on a field at bristol university, it was just a case
at 16 on a field at bristol university, it wasjust a case of me thinking, 0k, university, it wasjust a case of me thinking, ok, i had already sort of got in my mind about wherever you are now, you can get better, and it doesn't matter who you are and we started working then, and what really impressed me was the intensity in which he wanted to get better and i think that intensity has beenjustly better and i think that intensity has been justly rewarded. better and i think that intensity has beenjustly rewarded. it is a thing that goes on throughout your life and, yes, i suppose in terms of the media, people arejust life and, yes, i suppose in terms of the media, people are just looking ata the media, people are just looking at a playing career, but for me it is well beyond that and i think it is well beyond that and i think it isjust a question of, you know, i am here today and tomorrow i am going to be better and i am going to look back and see howl going to be better and i am going to look back and see how i have improved from last week. nearly anybody could do that in any walk of life and i think the other issue is, and it is really important, it is that so many people focus on what
they cannot do as a starting point and then try to look to improve that, andl and then try to look to improve that, and i would rather focus on what you can do as a starting point and then improve everything. dave, you say in your book that you believed thatjohnny was a better by believed thatjohnny was a better rugby player in 2014 and he was at the peak of his career in 2003, white? ijust felt the peak of his career in 2003, white? i just felt that, you the peak of his career in 2003, white? ijust felt that, you know, when you work with somebody a lot and you see them in practice, and you see what they do in games, there are certain things that you see our benchmarks of improvement, and i think that statistically he was, excuse the sort of embarrassment here, but statistically better player, more balanced player. well, that was part of the interview this morning withjonny that was part of the interview this morning with jonny wilkinson that was part of the interview this morning withjonny wilkinson and dave aldred and you can see the full interview online. much more coming
up interview online. much more coming up from 2pm as simon mccoy is here with all the days news. let us catch up with all the days news. let us catch up with the prospects with stab now. thank you very much. unfortunately i bring you more of the same news with low— pressure bring you more of the same news with low—pressure nearby which means it will stay and settles with plenty of showers around. plenty of strong winds as well, where you can see tightly packed isoba rs winds as well, where you can see tightly packed isobars for england and where other in scotland have a low with very light winds and the showers are popping up and are slow moving and heavy so a lot of waterfalls and a short space of time. further south they are rattling through on a strong wind. there is sunshine in between those so there is sunshine in between those so not a complete wash—out. in scotla nd so not a complete wash—out. in scotland we have heavy showers and thunderstorms across parts of aberdeen and in towards angus as well and some heavy downpours. they are slow moving as well. atrocious driving water. in northern ireland you could see the odd shower moving through as well, some sunshine as
well, and the showers will be blustery across england and wales cricket board strong winds. the winds begin to ease down this evening and overnight, as do the showers, but they continue further north for a while and we will see areas of rain pushing into scotland and maybe northern ireland, but the focus is northern and western scotland. on friday it is not a bad day for central and southern and eastern parts of england. lengthy spells of sunshine and fewer showers. most of the showers are across northern england and scotland and maybe northern ireland. a bit more of a westerly winds as the area of low— pressure more of a westerly winds as the area of low—pressure pulls away. cooler in the north but we could see 24 the south—east so a bit warmer. there is our area of low pressure moving into scandinavia. you can start to see the influence of this area of high pressure pushing in from the south—west. it's a slow process. at the start of the week in the wind
will be lighter with a few showers around and the odd heavy or thundery one through central portions of the uk. temperatures in the high teens or low 20s. sunday looks like the bulk of the country will be dry with some sunshine around and light winds as well and rain getting into northern ireland and western scotland. temperatures around the low 20s. at the weekend saturday has sunshine and showers and heavy ones about. forced the bulk of the country on sunday it is drier with some sunshine and the winds will be lighter as well. that is your latest weather. this is bbc news, the headlines at 2pm. the bank of england leaves interest rates unchanged, but cuts its growth forecast for the uk economy. as the consequences of sterling's fall have shown up in the shops and squeezed their real incomes, they cut back on spending, slowing the economy.
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