tv Breakfast BBC News August 5, 2017 8:00am-9:01am BST
hello, this is breakfast, with rogerjohnson and mega munchetty. marvellous mo farah wins his tenth straight athletics gold medal. he isa he is a one—man world superpower, it is gold for farah! he stormed his way to the 10,000m title, much to the delight of the home crowd and his children. here at the london stadium, mo wasn't the only star out on the track. usain bolt began his bid for a 12th world title. he made it through his 100m heat to make today's semifinals. good morning, it's saturday 5th august. a british computer expert will spend the weekend in a us jail, after being accused of creating software that steals customers‘ bank details. ireland's first openly gay prime minister will attend a pride event in belfast later,
as he warns the "clock is ticking" on brexit talks. and he's not your average 93—year—old. we'll hear why britain's oldest shop worker is packing it in and retiring for good. and jay wynne has got the weather. some sunshine around, but quite a lot of clout, and that will deliver showers, some of them quite heavy with the odd rumble of thunder. good morning, first our main story. mo farah has described last night's 10,000m final at the world athletics championships as one of the toughest races of his life. it was pretty tough to watch! the sli—year—old, who is due to retire from the track at the end of this season, has now won ten global titles in a row. earlier in the evening, usain bolt also began the defence of his 100m title, as he competes professionally for the last time. our sports news correspondent natalie pirks was at the london stadium. it has become a familiar scene here.
the smile, the anthem, the gold. but this win was arguably the greatest of them all. his competitors went off hard, working together to grind farah down. as mo tried to whip the crowd into a frenzy, his rivals kicked on. still, he held firm. down the final straight, the nation and his wife willed him to victory. we needn't have worried. it was his fastest time in six years. a one—man superpower! gold for farah! the training had all been worth it — to be able to celebrate with the most important people in his life. i got a bit emotional at the start, then i had to get in the zone, and, yeah, it's just been, you know, amazing. he's not the only one gearing up for goodbye. lapping up the london love, usain bolt has not been lightning quick this season, but then
he hasn't yet needed to be. commentator: here he comes, and there he goes. 10.08. that's him through to today's semis. he is aiming for his 12th world title, and london loves him. they always show me so much love, and i really appreciate it. i'm just happy to be here. this track has witnessed yet another piece of mo farah history. his tenth major global title, his most impressive yet. this stadium was built to leave a legacy. sir mo's will last a lifetime. natalie pirks, bbc news, at the london stadium. he has certainly left his name in the history of that place, hasn't he? the london stadium in the early morning light in east and, and inside the stadium lots to look forward to after that amazing night
from mo farah. he still has the 5000m to go, all being well, he picked up a slight injury last night. we will be talking to paula radcliffe shortly, she will be live in the stadium to talk to us, to give us her impressions of the early days of the championship, and to look debt to what we can expect a day. prosecutors have told a court in las vegas that a british computer expert has admitted creating software that steals bank details. marcus hutchins, aged 23 and from devon, will plead not guilty. his lawyer says he denies all the charges against him. mr hutchins was praised earlier this year for helping to limit a global cyber attack that brought down several nhs computer networks. he'll appear in court next tuesday. from las vegas, our north america correspondent james cook reports. marcus hutchins appeared in a las vegas courtroom. the prosecution said he admitted writing computer code designed to steal banking details and also claimed there was evidence that he discussed how to split
the profits with an accomplice. his lawyer says he denies all the charges against him. how is he doing? he's holding up and in good spirits. the family, i think, support and the friends‘ support and his co—workers and the community have been tremendously supportive for him. indeed, many fellow cyber security experts regard marcus hutchins as a hero in an attack which caused chaos for the nhs and spread to 150 countries around the world. the fbi moved in at the airport as he was about to fly home to the uk. he is due in court in wisconsin on tuesday. until then, the judge here ordered his release on bail, subject to conditions which include surrendering his passport and gps monitoring. marcus hutchins appeared in court in las vegas right at the end of the working week. his lawyers had just a few minutes to scramble together his bail money, but by the time they had done so, the courts had closed, which means we will have to spend the weekend injail. james cook, bbc news, las vegas.
the united states has officially informed the united nations that it's withdrawing from the paris climate agreement. injune, president donald trump drew international condemnation when he announced the decision to leave the agreement. it had been drawn up by nearly 200 nations to curb greenhouse gas emissions in 2015. the state department says the us will continue to participate in climate—change meetings until the withdrawal process is completed. the irish prime minister, leo varadkar, continues his first official visit to northern ireland today. he'll attend a pride event in belfast later. yesterday he focused on brexit, suggesting that a bilateral customs union could be the best way for the uk to deal with the issue of northern ireland's border with the republic, describing brexit as "the challenge of this generation". an oxford university employee who's been on the run
on suspicion of murder has been arrested with his alleged accomplice. andrew warren and professor wyndham lathem of northwestern university are accused of stabbing a 26—year—old man to death in chicago last week. both men were detained in oakland in california. after record—breaking temperatures across europe this week, scientists are warning that the number of people killed by extreme weather conditions could increase 50—fold by the end of this century. a study in the lancet planetary health journal suggests that heatwaves alone could account for 100,000 deaths a year. researchers in italy say urgent action is needed to curb the effects of climate change. millions of rail passengers are facing disruption as work to update the uk's busiest train station gets under way today. an £800 million reva m p under way today. an £800 million revamp will close ten platforms at waterloo station to prepare for longer trains and create extra space for passengers. the work is duty be
finished at the end of august. animal story time, we have got a few of them, it is saturday morning! and alligator was spotted relaxing by a la ke alligator was spotted relaxing by a lake in somerset. the reptile was seen getting out of the water at a reservoir by a bristol water engineer. a spokesperson could not confirm the species, the staff member bumped into it during a routine survey. it is only two but long. it was captured, we are saying he, we don't know if it is he or she, it is waiting to be collected by the rspca. | she, it is waiting to be collected by the rspca. i dodged know—how use excel alligator, i wouldn't want to! —— i don't know how you sex an alligator. we are all very excited about how mo
farah did last night, and of course tonight usain bolt is running, and lots of others as well. we are also excited because paula radcliffe is going tojoin us excited because paula radcliffe is going to join us soon. no stranger to athletics success, she's held the overall women's marathon world record since 2003 and is regarded as one of britain's greatest long distance runners. she was in the stadium last night for the start of the world championships, it could be a gold rush for british athletics. it was all about mo farah last night, thanks for talking to us, your reflections on mo farah, another imperious performance last night. it was, absolutely, and i think of all is world championships and 0lympics victories, it was probably the one where he was tested and challenged the most. the ugandans and the kenyans, in particular, worked together to really take it to him and test him, and to do as much
as they could to try to draw the sting out of him but they were not good enough to be able to do that. 0nce good enough to be able to do that. once it got into his territory, he was always in control. you must know the feeling, because when you were competing, you were the best in the world, the one that everyone wanted to beat. you sense that on the track, it is mo versus the rest, they all out to get him. well, they are, but very much in to myself, he really has that aura of invincibility. i am really has that aura of invincibility. iam not really has that aura of invincibility. i am not sure the others really deep down believe that they can ever beat him. in their minds, they are always racing full second, and that is why they were not capable of really testing him last night. there were also points where they backed off, because in their minds they are racing full second a lot of the time, and he plays with the field, plays mind games, and that was very much in evidence last night. as i say, i
just don't believe that they know how to beat him, or that they believe they can beat him. you are being modest, we all thought you had an aura of invincibility! 0ne being modest, we all thought you had an aura of invincibility! one man who does have that is usain bolt, he had a problem with his starting blocks last night, but nonetheless he seems on course for a golden finish to his career. yes, he does, and what he brings is a magic and an excitement and involvement of the whole stadium. that was very much reflected in the atmosphere last night, yes, it was the opening night, yes, it was the opening night, a lot of people were there because they had come to see usain bolt, and to see mo farah, but it did make foran bolt, and to see mo farah, but it did make for an amazing atmosphere inside this stadium. a few sound checks going on behind me, i am afraid, with the pyrotechnics. checks going on behind me, i am afraid, with the pyrotechnicsm checks going on behind me, i am afraid, with the pyrotechnics. it is fine, we can hear you loud and clear. you mention the sort of atmosphere that usain bolt brings with him, athletics has had a tough
time with doping allegations and the russian is you, of course. how important has he been for your sport in making it so attractive and keeping it in the front of the public consciousness in the last few yea rs ? public consciousness in the last few years? well, i think he has been important, but probably more important, but probably more important, to be honest, has been the public and the fans, and last night we had a full stadium. for a lot of people that would be following on from the great time they had in 2012, and a lot of people were watching on tv, wanting to be part of it this time. yes, usain bolt brings a lot to it, but athletics has worked hard to try and come through those dark times, and to be proud of the fact that we cannot guarantee that we will catch every drug cheat, but we will do what we can to make it as hard as possible, we won't shy away from announcing it on the eve of championships, announcing that people have been caught, because the
number onejob people have been caught, because the number one job of the federation has to be to to ensure a level playing field for the athletes. looking forward , field for the athletes. looking forward, usain bolt goes today in the 100 metres, from a british point of view, what can we look forward to? a number of the golden generation, jess ennis—hill, people like yourself, denise lewis, have retired. who should we be looking out for as the stars of the future and potential medallists of the future? well, i think today we have got a really good opportunity, obviously katarina johnson—thompson going in the heptathlon, she has been knocking on the door for going in the heptathlon, she has been knocking on the doorfor a couple of years now, and we have been waiting for the big performance to really come out of the that we know is inside of her, that we know she is capable of doing. she is up against nafi thiam. she is going to have a lot of support in this stadium, i know. we saw a big step forward for the 1500 metres last
night, four women in that final, two of them running personal bests to get there, phenomenal running, but kind of lost in how well mo ran. but she took it by the scruff of the neck, and a lot of people in those semifinals will want to say a big thank you to her for the way that she pays to them last night. and of course laura muir, laura weightman, sarah mcdonald, or making it through as well. men's1500 metres, three quys as well. men's1500 metres, three guys coming through running very well, looking for them to make that statement up, very good at putting themselves in tactical races. we have got the men's 800 this morning, three guys going there who are very much youngsters, two of them very young, almost just making much youngsters, two of them very young, almostjust making the step up young, almostjust making the step up from the junior ranks young, almostjust making the step up from thejunior ranks into young, almostjust making the step up from the junior ranks into the senior ranks, just seeing what they can do at a major championships, and
it is all about the opportunities for those youngsters. and tom bosworth in the walk as well, another medal chance, there are lots of chances, rather than nailed on favourites. paula, thank you very much, very well across your brief, all of the possible medallists, we are all of the possible medallists, we a re really grateful for all of the possible medallists, we are really grateful for your time this morning. and just after nine we'll be hearing from long—distance runnerjo pavey, who will retrospectively receive a bronze medal at today's games ten years after her race, due to the disqualification of an athlete for doping offences. you saw there was a bit of rain on the track, wasn't there? there are some concerns about how that may play out for competitors later on, i wonder what the picture is by the rest of the country? and early rainbow in fife, and for that you need both rain and
sunshine, and that is what we have got this morning, sunshine and showers around as well. it is one of those days, i'm afraid, sunny spells and showers around, some of them quite heavy, and with a north—westerly breeze it is not going to be warm. but there are some spells of sunshine this morning, heavy shower through the midlands towards east anglia and the south—east, into the afternoon. further north, a scattering showers across scotland and northern ireland, but also some spells of sunshine. 16 or 17 degrees for most places, a bit disappointing. the north well dominic west should do well, a shower or two across the north—east, wales, some rumbles of thunder in south wales, as well as the south—west. a few showers through the midlands, east anglia, the south—east, moving through on the south—east, moving through on the breeze, drier and brighter intervals as well, but we are likely to see some showers moving through the eastern side of london. some
rain at times for the athletics. showers tend to fade away through the afternoon and evening, under this temporary ridge of high pressure, but low pressure will bring cloud and rain to northern ireland by the end of the night. turning quite fresh, particularly in northern parts of the uk, well into single figures, two degrees in rural scotland, low enough for a touch of grass frost. a fresh start on sunday, northern ireland will be breezy, cloudy with outbreaks of rain. that rain getting discovered land, the north—west of england and northwest wales, but further south and east hanging onto some decent weather. —— that rain getting into scotland. staying and settled in the forecast, rain and showers, quite breezy as well, fairly disappointing early next week, but settling down later on next week. the irish prime minister has called for unique solutions to preserve
the relationship between the uk and the european union after brexit. his comments highlight how little progress has been made to solve the northern irish border problem, in the 1a months since the vote to leave the eu. the former northern ireland minister lord hain has welcomed the taoiseach leo varadkar‘s suggestions for a bilateral customs union. he joins us now from his home in neath. thank you very much forjoining us, pleasure to have you with us and brea kfast. pleasure to have you with us and breakfast. leo va radkar, pleasure to have you with us and breakfast. leo varadkar, i think it is fairto breakfast. leo varadkar, i think it is fair to say he has split opinion, but he has put his neck out in a way to say what is happening so far with brexit negotiations isn't good enough, so here is my idea, what to make of that? yes, he has done exactly that, and it is very welcome, because there has been a combination of confusion and silence about how we deal with this very
important consequence of brexit, the irish border, which will be between the republic of ireland and northern ireland, it will be a european union customs frontier. and the rules of the european union, and indeed britain, in order to control migration and so on, much of the impetus behind brexit, will have to come up with a solution that resolves this conundrum. if you just apply the rules and northern ireland, along with the rest of the united kingdom, leaves the european union, then that border, and eu rules, will have to be a hard border. it will have to have security posts, it will have to have checks on goods transiting over the border, and at the moment the border is invisible, you hardly know you have crossed it, except the speed signs go from miles per hour two kilometres, and it is hundreds of miles long, there are hundreds of crossings, it is impossible to
police. farms straddle the border. soa police. farms straddle the border. so a much more sensible solution is, as the taoiseach says, the irish prime minister says, for britain, in exiting from the european union, to remain within the customs union. 0ther remain within the customs union. other countries outside the european union are members of the customs union. that would then mean that northern ireland would no longer be required to wreck today border control on that border. the government has said that it wants bold and ambitious free—trade agreements with the eu, it also has admitted that no—one wants a return toa admitted that no—one wants a return to a hard border, that the border must be a seamless and frictionless as possible for trade, and the preservation of the common travel area is maintained, so is the uk government not doing enough? ijust wonder how helpful it is when our neighbour, the uk's neighbour, very close neighbour, says, you are not doing enough. well, i have discussed
this problem with british government ministers, and i have debated it in the house of lords, and there is no alternative on offer. there is no solution on offer, even a hint of one, that provides a way of escaping this almost impossible conundrum. that is to say, the external land border of the european union will be the irish border. the only land borderfacing onto the united kingdom. now, if britain, after brexit, wants to control migration, then there will have to be some kind of control of that border. because otherwise eu nationals who want to come into the country illegally will come into the country illegally will come through the irish republic, as they are entitled to do. so that issueis they are entitled to do. so that issue is from the british point of view, but the irish border will need
to have some control, otherwise goods will be sold across it in contravention of the customs union. a solution is, as the taoiseach says, for either britain to stay in the customs union with the irish republic, in which case the problem is solved. but he seems to suggest that there should be a new agreement, a far better solution is to stay within the customs union, not try to spend months and years negotiating a new one. but i also think that northern ireland needs to remain within the single market. sorry for interrupting you, time is a lwa ys sorry for interrupting you, time is always limited, as you will understand, may i talk about the power—sharing agreement and progress at stormont? i don't want to use the word blame, because it is too subjective, but what is the sticking point here flood is? what is the main hurdle that needs to be ove 1120 m e main hurdle that needs to be ove rco m e to main hurdle that needs to be overcome to get these talks moving to something constructive? trust and mutual respect is at the heart of it, but what has been welcomed in
the taoiseach‘s intervention on the border issue is that i have been critical, in debates in the house of lords, as as paul murphy, another former northern ireland secretary, about the virtual silence from number ten and from government, whereas in the past what used to happen when a crisis occurred during the peace process, as there is one now, with the northern ireland gutmann suspended, not able to make an impact is that you get a summons. —— a summit. this happened a lot over the ten years following the good friday agreement to resolve the problem, and usually it did resolve the problem. that has been singularly absent, and i think it is very important that theresa may and the taoiseach go to belfast in a matter of weeks to get the whole problem resolved, and i think the solution is there, but it requires both governments, from the very top, to roll up their sleeves. lord hain,
thank you so much for your time this morning, former northern ireland secretary, thank you very much. good morning if you havejustjoined us, you are watching breakfast from bbc news, time for a look at the newspapers. the guardian's peter bradshaw is here to tell us what's caught his eye. good morning to you, nice to see you, thank you for coming in. charlie gard is on the front page of the guardian, which you have selected, his parents had given an interview. in fact, it is not his pa rents, interview. in fact, it is not his parents, the clinician at great 0rmond street... is parents have given an interview to one of the papers. but the clinician of great 0rmond street hospital has spoken on conditions of anonymity to the guardian today, an interview which makes the point that they themselves
we re makes the point that they themselves were deeply affected by baby charlie's ordeal and the ordeal of his parents, but he is also making the point that the agony was fuelled by politicians, that people sticking their oar by politicians, that people sticking theiroar in, grinding by politicians, that people sticking their oar in, grinding an axe of their oar in, grinding an axe of their own, protracted the situation, and effectively hijacking the act of charlie gard's prance... they have named the politicians. yes, saying the agony had been kept alive by donald trump, the pope and boris johnson, who suddenly more new about mitochondrial diseases than our expert consultants, so a situation where people were chatting outside the high court, shame on great 0rmond street hospital, these hard—working doctors 0rmond street hospital, these ha rd—working doctors and 0rmond street hospital, these hard—working doctors and nurses suddenly found themselves the bad guys. the interview is very interesting, and it shows how not as for the purposes, but for self
publicist, media self publicist who found it expedient to keep this child's agony in the public eye, they made things a lot worse. therefore a senior consultant, albeit anonymously, to come out and say this. always interesting when someone who has been so close to the cabinet leaves and goes to the press, we have seen movement both ways, haven't we? this is theresa may's top aide, nick timothy, briefly notorious for masterminding or helping to mastermind one of the most u nfortu nate helping to mastermind one of the most unfortunate general election campaigns in modern times. according to the headline, he has broken his silence — it wasn't a very long silence! a period of silence is what people wanted from him. he has broken his silence, he has given an interview to the telegraph in what appears to be in advance of a
regular column for the telegraph. my colleague marina hyde has spoken about this as well, and he has weighed in with a bit of self—justification, saying that theresa may had been a victim of sexism, as some people in westminster refused to give her the credit for coming up with their own policies, instead preferring to believe that advisers like him were responsible. very decent of him(!). way of saying it is all her fault? very keen for her to take the credit for the way things turned out, ignoring the fact that fiona hill was involved. there was a lot of talk about who came up with strong and stable. and who put the care issue into the ma nifesto ? and who put the care issue into the manifesto? a lot of mps at the time said they didn't know anything about it. nick timothy, asi said they didn't know anything about it. nick timothy, as i say, very concerned about sexism, that mrs may should take the credit. we spoke to
simon calder earlier, he will be back, the independent‘s travel editor, about saturday flight beaver, a headline writer's gift. editor, about saturday flight beaver, a headline writer's giftm is summer, people are going on holiday, people, papers talking about how horrible it is to go on holiday, designed to cheer people up who are not going on holiday! going abroad is awful, foreigners are awful, foreign baggage handlers are awful, foreign baggage handlers are awful, because they go on strike, and foreign weather is awful, because it is so hot. and this is not your opinion. it is not! this is the kind of mood that settles on the papers, a kind of masochistic moods that settles on the papers, oh, it is awful, having gone on about border controls, we want tighter border controls, we want tighter border controls, we want tighter border controls, but when we want to go over to foreign land on holiday, suddenly these controls are a nightmare, and all these people, it
is just terrible. and to add insult to injury, famous people having no problems at all. this picture is at barcelona, and here is neymar, who doesn't have to queue up! it doesn't affect prince harry, of course, who was also going on holiday. so a weird summer holiday masochism. how susceptible do you think you are too advertising? i am very susceptible. you are? i am! if you see an advert, you might be tipped one way or another by an advert. it is a very good question. i find this fascinating. it is a really interesting story, in the times, watch manufacturers have discovered that... i am not sure how new this is, my wife used to work in the watch industry. eyebrow and watch
manufacturers like rolex have discovered that when they want to show a watch face, the time that they have to show is 10:10, that is they have to show is 10:10, that is the time that sells the most watches. psychological researchers from the university have investigated this, and they think it is because 10:10 mimics a smiley face. when they tried it with 8:20, thatis face. when they tried it with 8:20, that is a frown, we won't buy watches like that. but 10:10, it also mimicsa watches like that. but 10:10, it also mimics a tick. so whenever you see a watch advertised, it is always showing 10:10. it went be ten past 10am when you come back to us. we will see you at 9:20am. thank you. still to come, mo
farah is leaving the track and usain bolt will be retiring. how are we going to inspire children? stay with us, we will be back in a moment. hello, this is breakfast with rogerjohnson and naga munchetty. coming up before nine, jay will have the weather. but first, a summary of this morning's main news. mo farah has been celebrating his win in last night's 10,000 metres at the world championships, describing it as one of the toughest races of his career. the sa—year—old, who is due to retire from the track at the end of this season, has now won ten global titles in a row. earlier in the evening, usain bolt also began the defence of his 100 metre title, as he competes for the last time. prosecutors have told a court in las vegas that a british computer expert has admitted creating
software that steals bank details. marcus hutchins, aged 23 and from devon, will plead not guilty. he was praised earlier this year for helping to limit a global cyber attack that brought down several nhs computer networks. he'll appear in court next tuesday. the irish prime minister leo varadkar continues his first official visit to northern ireland today. he'll attend a pride event in belfast later. yesterday he focused on brexit, suggesting that a bilateral customs union could be the best way for the uk to deal with the issue of northern ireland's border with the republic, describing brexit as the challenge of this generation. the united states has officially informed the united nations that it's withdrawing from the paris climate agreement. injune, president donald trump drew international condemnation when he announced the decision to leave the agreement — it had been drawn up by nearly 200 nations to curb greenhouse gas emissions in 2015. the state department says the us will continue to participate in climate change meetings until the withdrawal process is completed.
after record breaking temperatures across europe this week, scientists are warning that the number of people killed by extreme weather conditions could increase 50—fold by the end of this century. a study in the lancet planetary health journal suggests that heatwaves alone could account for 100,000 deaths a year. researchers in italy say urgent action is needed to curb the effects of climate change. people closely connected to the video sharing site youtube have told the bbc that the company's child protection measures are failing. they say the site has a huge backlog of reports about potential grooming and accounts which exploit children.
they also claim members of the public who flag up material are unlikely to hear back from the company. youtube, which is owned by google, said it strictly prohibits content that sexually exploits minors. millions of rail passengers are facing up to three weeks of disruption as work to update the uk's busiest train station gets under way today. an £800 million revamp will close ten platforms at london waterloo station to prepare for longer trains and create extra space for passengers. the work is due to be finished at the end of august. a staffordshire butcher says he has made a friend for life after rescuing a stray lamb with a broken leg. sean landy found lily the lamb shivering in a hedge near his farm in audley last week. barely a week old, she's now moved in with the sheepdogs in the kitchen.
mr landy‘s confirmed that lily definitely isn't going to end up on a plate. after a thrilling opening night at the athletics world championships, let's find out what's in store for fans today. jess is at the london stadium for us this morning. jess, good morning. the fact that you have moved from the track into the stand is a pointer that activity is starting there and they have kicked two of? yes, very much. hello. final preparations are underway for the beginning of day two of these world championships here at the london stadium. there are various staff around, mowing the grass, setting up the high jump. staff
around, mowing the grass, setting up the highjump. staff are cleaning the highjump. staff are cleaning the seats, sweeping the aisles, making sure everything is in tiptop condition. we have come up from the track and we are in the stands and this is where tens of thousands of people were in position last night to see something spectacular. sir mo farah delivered another world championship gold medal. it was fantastic, particularly as he crossed the finishing line. we saw him with his family and his children. it was such an emotional scene. it was a top and thrilling race for mo farah. he held off a determined challenge from his rivals. you gave us a scare going around the bend, tripping twice and stepping out of your lane. you had led to there as well! you know what it is like to double up, you have four days
for the 5000 metres. you have to go through a hit for that one. how do you do that now, block this out or enjoy it for a bit? yes, you have to block it out. it is a moment that is done now, i have to get back to the basics. eat, sleep, rest. that is what it takes if i want to come back for the 5k. ijust have to take care of my body. the crowd had already been treated to usain bolt‘s first appearance at his final championships before he retires. he recovered from a dreadful start to win his 100—metres heat and reach the semi—finals, but he wasn't happy with his run or the starting blocks. iam not i am not really fond of these blocks. i think they are the worst blogs i have experienced. i have to get this together. i have to get the start together, i can't keep doing this. what is it about the blogs in particular? it is shaky. when i did
my warm up, it pushed back and fell back and it's not what i am used to. it is not a sturdy or as firm as what i am used to. reece prescod ran a personal best to reach the semi—finals in his first world championships — he said he loved being in front of a home crowd. in fact all three british sprinters made it through, so we'll see prescod, james desaolu and cj ujah on the track again this evening. also in action will be laura muir, who was inspired to take her athletics career to the next level when she watched london 2012 on television. she goes in the 1,500 metres semi—finals, along with jess judd, laura weightman and sarah mcdonald. now, let's look at the rest of the sport — and it's delicately balanced after day one of the fourth and final test against south africa at old trafford. england captainjoe root made a half—century for his 10th test match in a row — and ben stokes hit 58, but he was outjust before the close. england will resume later this morning on 260 for 6. well, you always want 400
in the first innings of any test match. i think, having lost benjust at the close, if we can get 350 i think we would take that right now. 350 plus, definitely, you always want to try to get. maybe that last wicked might knock a few off it. maybe that last wicket might knock a few off it. paris st—germain fans will have to wait a little longer before they see world record signing neymar in action. the world's most expensive footballer, will miss his side's first match of the season today after his documents failed to be lodged in time. the brazilian forward will, though, be presented to supporters before the match at the parc des princes. the english domestic football season is already under way. sunderland began life back in the championship with a 1—1 draw with derby county. after bradleyjohnson had put derby ahead, lewis grabban equalised from the penalty spot. elsewhere nottingham forest beat millwall1—0. the scottish premiership season starts today, champions celtic play hearts in the lunchtime kick off.
english golfer georgia hall is two shots off the pace at the half—way stage of the women's british open at kingsbarns in scotland. she sank 7 birdies in a round of 67. out in front is ik kim of south korea, who made an eagle putt in her round of 68. she's 11 under—par. leeds rhinos' hopes of a top four finish in super league were boosted with a 32—16 victory over wigan warriors in the super 8's. elsewhere there were wins for hull, huddersfield and warrington wolves. yes, we're saying goodbye to mo on the track and a final goodbye to bolt. but how can their careers help
inspire the next generation? i went to meet up with some children on an estate in london giving athletics a go for the very first time. sprinting for the summer. this is not your typical athletics venue, but that these young people it is the stage and it is right on the doorstep. i'm in west london with these young people who have seen the stars on the screen and now they are going to try the sport up for themselves. who better to give some tips than a european gold medallist. you can meet new friends from the state that they probably would not
have met on a normal day and something like this encourages and to communicate with each other, make it fun to communicate with each other, make itfun and to communicate with each other, make it fun and enjoyable. what kind of activities have we got going on today? i saw some javelin throwing and they seem pretty good at it. we have relays going on. we have a hurdle relay earlier which i took pa rt hurdle relay earlier which i took part in. did they beat you? most of them did. they are quick kids. as you can see, they have the pattern which is teaching them to do the relay properly from grassroots so by the time they are seniors or teenagers they will have the key skills to be part of a relay team. these were championships will see some of the biggest stars in athletics competing on the track and there is none bigger than mo farah and usain bolt. it is important. normally what happens is they might watch the olympics and watch usain bolt mo farah and there's nowhere for them to go when they forget about it until four years later when
we have permits olympics or world championships. we wanted to capture the spirit at the right time. sometimes need projects like this to bring people together. these lot are eight years old and will probably be friends for life from this. they might go to take part in athletics and do well, but more than that, it is creating somewhere locally where they can take part. why do keep coming back to be sessions? because the sessions are really fun. coming back to be sessions? because the sessions are really funlj coming back to be sessions? because the sessions are really fun. i like doing running and athletics. why? because it gets me pumped and if i am sad, it put me back up again. they have tried athletics for themselves now they will be able to watch the pros in action to the world championships through this project and who knows how many will be able to go on and emulate the hubris? —— emulate their heroes. day two begins in about an hour and
a half. lots of staff milling around, mowing the grass, setting up the highjump, claiming the seats. it is all go over the next couple of hours before the action gets way. it sta rts hours before the action gets way. it starts on the bbc at around ten o'clock. there will be lots to look forward to. iam glad forward to. i am glad to hear they are claiming this is because when they are wet, there is nothing worse than having a wet bottom and then being for the rest of the day. nobody wants a 5°99y rest of the day. nobody wants a soggy bottom. thank you, jess. well as we've been hearing it's a busy saturday at the world athletics championships with 18 events at the london stadium. here's a quick look ahead to some of the moments you won't want to miss. katarina johnson thomson has long
been tipped as the successor to jessica ennis heal. she is now living and training in france, but can she win her first senior heptathlon events on british soil? sophie hitch on one of her previous competition. will she be able to replicate success? usain bolt will com plete replicate success? usain bolt will complete his last individual event. he qualified in the first heat in which he said it was far from his best, blaming the starting blocks. can he deliver the show stopping performance that we have come to expect from him. there is coverage from 9:30am on bbc two and then from ten o'clock on bbc one. and just after 9 we'll be hearing from long—distance runnerjo pavey, who will retrospectively receive a bronze medal at today's games ten years after her race,
due to the disqualification of an athlete for doping offences. here's jay with a look at this morning's weather. some showers are in the forecast we will see rain at times in and around the london area. we have already seen a few showers. here is a rainbow in five, but it it's not —— but it's not all doom and gloom. some sunny spells and heavy showers. a good crop of showers across parts of scotla nd a good crop of showers across parts of scotland and northern ireland, but there will be dry and bright
interludes. the north—east of england is more likely to see showers in the north—west. it should be dry and bright and in south wales and the south—west of england it will be mostly dry, but through the midlands, east anglia and the south—east it is a mixture of sunni showers —— of sunshine and showers. as you go to the evening, the showers we do see will clear away. the skies were clear, but there will be rainford northern ireland of every of low pressure. for the bulk of the uk it will be chilly. in wall spots we are into single figures. temperature is low enough for a touch of frost. northern ireland. wet with a bit of a breeze, but it
should brighten up as the rain moves into central scotland and then it will push its way into the north—west of england and wales. from march of east anglia and the south—east, it will be quite bright. o nto south—east, it will be quite bright. onto the start of next week and it looks disappointing. rain and showers and quite breezy. hopefully though later on next week things we re though later on next week things were beginning —— things will begin to settle down. at 93, reg buttress from south wales is thought to be britain's oldest supermarket worker. now, after more than 30 years in his currentjob he's decided it's finally time to retire. this isn't the first time he's hung up his apron though. he first stopped working at the age of 65, but lasted just six weeks before asking for his old job back! our correspondent tomos morgan went to meet him ahead of his final shift. this is reg buttress.
not your average 93—year—old. but his customers and colleagues love him. he retired ones that 65, just a few years into his time at sainsbury‘s. his retirement only lasted a few weeks. i look forward to coming here to meet people. i look forward to it. after working at the supermarket for over 35 years, next month, when he turns 94, why will he finally pack it all in? i need to do some jobs in the summer. itjust isn't fair to the family. he has had five different careers during his life, starting like many others in the mines. after working for 80 years, his work ethic and commitment to the job is still as strong as ever. he loves it, he loves being here.
he loves hisjob. i don't know what i'll do when he's not doing it. believed to be the oldest shop worker in britain, reg is 75 years older than the youngest worker in this store. it is clear his enthusiasm rubs off on shoppers and colleagues alike. he's a lovely man. beautiful. a beautiful soul. yes, everyone likes to meet and greet him, always stop for a chat. i will miss them, the people, the customers. many have known reg since they were children, and they will be just as sad as he will be next month when he finally calls it a day. if you are going abroad this summer,
will you be able to ask for the bill, order a drink or even say hello in the local language? new figures show fewer young people are learning french and german and applications to study european language degrees have fallen by a quarter in the past five years. we asked people in salford how important it is to learn another language in the age of google translate? i lived in france for a few years, soi i lived in france for a few years, so i speak french and i understand spanish people. i think it's important that we speak different
languages. i have learnt french in the past and haven't used it very often, but learning languages is a good idea. it depends on if you are going to use it. if you're not, it's academic. we speak thai and hindi because we've lived in those places. if you are not going to live in those places, it's not much use to you. when i was young we did not have the opportunity to learn languages and i look back now and i think orchids should have it, they definitely should have it. we're joined now by kirsty heimerl—moggan, a course leader in interpreting and translation at the university of central lancashire and by entrepreneur guy blaskey. thank you both are coming in. sky, you are an entrepreneur, you speak a couple of languages yourself, they
have been crucial presumably to your success ? have been crucial presumably to your success? i think they have been to date, but a lot has changed now. u nfortu nately, date, but a lot has changed now. unfortunately, although i am a language graduate, i don't think they are that relevant as they have beenin they are that relevant as they have been in the past. why? i want with a —— i went for a talk with google recently. what we have found is that it's not about the language it's about how to do business in different countries. so we sell dog food in supermarkets in the uk which has helped us to know how to deal with supermarkets and now we are
going to launch in france. it's more about how to deal with boesak was —— to do with those sectors as opposed the language. so what are the advantages of learning another language? you get an insight into the other culture. i disagree with it not being relevant in business. when it gets to the nitty—gritty, thatis when it gets to the nitty—gritty, that is when they want the linguist with them because they want to make sure they can properly negotiate. but most people aren't like sky in terms of working in an international environment. most of us just want to have a nice time on holiday and you can do that by picking up the odd word. hello, goodbye, where is the bathroom, where was the mirror ‘s speech. that is becoming easier for
people to do now with things like apps they have available and easy methods of learning languages in a very interactive way. sky, do you find most people when you go into a business meeting, do they speak to you in english? yes. the most important thing as well is i have worked in france and i can communicate in business french, but it takes a long time and it is difficult. being able to have a chat ina difficult. being able to have a chat in a different language doesn't help you. you need to get into the nitty—gritty and what we have found is if it you and your members of staff can't all get into the nitty—gritty, you end up working in english using things like skype and google translate. would you say to
the children in yourfamily google translate. would you say to the children in your family or children of friends, don't bother learning another language? children of friends, don't bother learning another language ?m depends on what you want to do. i have looked at the statistics and the application for modern languages has gone down. computer sciences went up and studied engineering. in terms of career prospects, i think if you were looking at languages for career prospects then that is far more important. i think these stem projects need pushing for more and for our economy it will be better. i would rather might daughter learned philosophy rather than anything else. kirsty, what do you think? at the time when a child starts learning languages, they don't know what career they will choose, so you don't want to restrict them. it will
open them up to deal with people from different language backgrounds. what we offer is language modules to people studying science or engineering because they might want to work for one of the big german producers of cards. that is the thing, sky. we take your points about learning engineering and computer science, but can't there be a place for both? at the moment we get 16—year—olds choose three projects for a—levels, which is narrowing down the choices. that's not necessarily language, if the education system as a whole. thank you both very much forjoining us. thank you for getting in touch as
well. jeff says that for a languages are considered a hard subject and thatis are considered a hard subject and that is why children are ditching them. another reviewer says knowing another language is great because you will know when people are insulting you behind your back. i have always felt that foreign languages should be included. this is from a retired teacher. stay with us, the headlines are coming up at nine o'clock. hello, this is breakfast, with rogerjohnson and naga munchetty. marvellous mo farah wins his tenth straight athletics gold medal. he is a one—man world superpower, it is gold for farah! he stormed his way to the 10,000m title, much to the delight of the home crowd and his children. here at the london stadium, mo wasn't the only star out on the track.
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