tv Breakfast BBC News August 13, 2017 8:00am-9:01am BST
hello. this is breakfast, withjohn maguire and sian lloyd. a woman's killed and more than 30 people are injured in violence at a white nationalist rally in the united states. a car is driven into a crowd of anti—fascist protestors, following a day of clashes in charlottesville, virginia. go home. you are not wanted in this great commonwealth. shame on you. good morning. it's sunday 13th august. also ahead: ecstasy and agony at the world athletics championships — great britain's men claim the four by 100 metres relay gold, but usain bolt pulls up in his last race on the world stage. it didn't go to plan for sir mo farrah either here at the london stadium. in his last major race on the track, he's beaten into second place in the final of the 5000 metres.
we'll speak to him and both of britain's medal—winning relay teams before nine. learner drivers will be allowed to have lessons on motorways from next year. and it's been clear enough for many to be able to see the perseid meteor shower lighting up the sky overnight. philip can tell us if it's going to stay clear for the rest of the weekend. quite a cool start, but i think it will be a very pleasant day across many parts of the british isles. 0ne oi’ many parts of the british isles. 0ne or two showers in the mix. more details in a few minutes. first, our main story. white supremacists have been told to "go home" by the governor of virginia, after one person was killed during violent protests, when a car was driven into a group of people. 0vernight a 20—year—old man from ohio was arrested on suspicion of murder. more than 30 people have been injured at the protest. laura westbrook‘s report contains some disturbing images.
this is what you represent! hate on the streets of this southern american city. chaos and violence erupted after a planned protest by white nationalists. the day started in a tense stand—off, as the group was surrounded by anti—racism activists. it then erupted into taunting, shoving, and outright brawling. this event has been declared an unlawful assembly... the rally was cancelled before it even began. the police took back the streets. the crowd dispersed, then this. a car ploughs through protesters. one person was killed. a state of emergency has been declared in cha rlottesville, and a curfew is in place. later, a police helicopter
crashed near a golf course, leaving two officers dead. it appeared to have been monitoring the protests. the us president said the violence is notjust one—sided. we condemn, in the strongest possible terms, this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence, on many sides. on many sides. but many, even within his own party, feel those words were not enough. senator cory gardner directly addressed donald trump. the governor of virginia had this to say to those who came to the city. is and i have a message to all the white supremacists and the nazis who came into charlottesville today. 0ur message is plain and simple: go home. the day of violence ended with a vigil for the victims,
as many reflect on a city and nation divided. two ministers who previously expressed opposing views on brexit have written a joint newspaper article clarifying the government's position. writing in the sunday telegraph, philip hammond and liam fox confirm there will be a transition period to help businesses adjust. 0ur political reporter jonathan blake is in our half london newsroom for us. jonathan, what else does this article say? here we have two big piece in the cabinet representing different sides of the brexit debate coming together burying the hatchet and saying, we agreed and at least this much. liam fox and philip hammond happened a couple of issues to bedford now, saying that there will be a transition period. when we wake up
on the 31st of march, 2019, having left the eu, there won't be that chaos or that cliff edge that many businesses are worrying about. there will be arrangements for travel and trade for a time limited period. they have also made clear that the transition will be time limited and it won't be away for the uk to stay in the eu by the back door. they are trying, i think, in the eu by the back door. they are trying, ithink, to in the eu by the back door. they are trying, i think, to reassure those people enthusiastic about brexit, who wanted to happen as soon as possible and who are worried the government may backtrack, and also reassure those who accepted will happen but are worried about the consequences for the economy, and that they won't rush into anything. the show of unity from these ministers, but there are details to work out: how long will the period last, how will it work? and there is plenty of room for disagreement there. a danish inventor who built the world's largest privately—made submarine has appeared in court in copenhagen, charged with killing a swedish journalist. peter madsen, who's a6, has denied
the manslaughter of the woman, who disappeared on thursday after a trip in the vessel. cctv footage has emerged of the moment a house was destroyed by a gas explosion. a woman was inside the semi—detached house in sunderland when the blast took place on friday morning but survived with minor injuries. it's understood that she was protected from the blast by a fridge which fell on top of her. learner drivers are to be allowed on to motorways in england, scotland and wales for the first time from next year. the department for transport said lessons must be in a dual—control car with an approved driving instructor. more details now from our correspondent, tom burridge. learning to drive — something many of us remember doing, mainly in quiet, suburban areas. but from next year,
learners will be allowed onto our motorways. the government says it will make us safer, because when people pass their test, they will already have experience of our biggest and fastest roads. it's a good idea, because normally, as they're getting towards the end of their lessons, towards their driving test, i think it is a good idea. if they're well supervised, obviously. we're looking for people who already know how to drive. mainly new drivers, they still cause problems. but when we talk about people, about learners, that would be chaos. it would be chaotic, and i don't think it is a good idea. learners will only be allowed onto a motorway with an approved driving instructor, and only in a car where the front passenger has pedals as well. road safety groups and the agency that represents driving instructors have all welcomed the move. driving on a motorway will not initially become part of the practical driving test.
learners will be there just during training. 0ne aim is to reduce the disproportionate number of young people killed and seriously injured on our roads. shooting stars littered the sky last night as the perseid meteor shower was at its peak over the uk. 100 meteors were expected every hour. the perseid meteor shower happens everyjuly and august as the earth passes debris from the swift—tuttle comet. and if you caught any of the shooting stars on camera, please do send them in. you can email us at bbcbrea kfast@bbc. co. uk, or share them on facebook page. we had some coming in already — they're very impressive. if you did ca ptu re they're very impressive. if you did capture that last night, please do send them in. it's eight minutes past eight. let's discuss a night of surprises and drama at the world athletics championships in london.
britain's men took gold in the four by 100 meters relay. but it didn't go according to plan for sir mo farah or usain bolt as they brought their careers on the track to an end. 0ur sports news correspondent andy swiss was watching. rarely has a single race encapsulated so many emotions. as the british relay team celebrated a dazzling win, usain bolt‘s career ended in calamity. it's britain out in front. he is going to be chased by the great man. bolt‘s jamaica were the defending champions, but it was britain who led the way. and, as they sprinted to glory, bolt‘s chase was cut agonisingly short. it's going to be gold! as britain's stunning gold sunk in, bolt was on his back — hardly the fairytale finish his career deserved. eventually he was able to hobble away, but it was the saddest end to his swansong. for the british team, though, a picture of perfection. one of the fastest times ever,
on one of the biggest stages. we're world champions, it's crazy to think. especially — i feel so grateful to be in this team, and especially to run it with danny. we have some not—so—nice memories from 2012, in terms of the relay. and to run it how we ran today, we couldn't have done it without the support of the team. the crowd here has been fantastic. we just wanted to say thank you so much to everyone watching, and yeah, we did it. and they're in a position to challenge for the medal. what a run forjamaica so far... and the women's team took silver, on a night when the relay team give them plenty to cheer. but the champion in the 100 comes away. usa, great britain and northern ireland and jamaica. silver medal for great britain, gold for the united states. he's going to take the gold medal. it's going to be ethiopia at last. mo farah, fights for the silver.
there was also disappointment — no golden goodbye for sir mo farah, having to settle for silver in his final race at a world championships. so a case of agony for some, but ecstasy for others. a night as unpredictable as it was unforgettable. as you just saw, sir mo farah added silver to his impressive medal haul big smiles on your face this morning. i was in the stadium last night and the atmosphere was electric. i found it night and the atmosphere was electric. ifound it hard night and the atmosphere was electric. i found it hard to sleep — did you get any sleep whatsoever?” got some. anyone else? no. a real night drama for british athletics for you ladies in particular. what
does this mean for you? it means so much. at our home stadium, it was unreal. it was nothing we actually plan. we wanted to do it, but doing it as plan. we wanted to do it, but doing itasa plan. we wanted to do it, but doing it as a whole different thing. can you explain to me what the noise was like? in here, my ears are still ringing the morning after.m like? in here, my ears are still ringing the morning after. it was electric. the moment great britain was announced, you literally feel and hear the roar of the whole crowd than stadium, and it got you really pumped up. you didn't want to do welljust for yourself, at that point, it was, let's do well for the home nations. we saw the whole women's team cheering on the men — what was that like for you? they have become world champions.” what was that like for you? they have become world champions. i am so happy for them, because they deserve it. they have worked hard for so long. we were watching, they got a good start, and we thought, one
change, cool, second change, cool, third change, wow. we are so proud, and asa third change, wow. we are so proud, and as a relay squad we have done so well in the last couple of days. being world champions is amazing. three medals in totalfor great britain last night said iraq a fantastic night for british athletics. a crazy night. it has been quite a slow week for medals, but to be part of an important medal is great for us. we're really proud. do you think it has been a tough championships for the british team? there was a lot of talk about the ambitious medals target — out of have great britain found it?” ambitious medals target — out of have great britain found it? i don't think we found it tough. there were a numberof think we found it tough. there were a number of athletes who came fourth, and in fact they came close shows we are capable of more. in the years to come, we will be able to do it. there are some younger athletes ear. gina, i have to say, it's
amazing that you are back on the track just six amazing that you are back on the trackjust six months after breaking your foot, and you trackjust six months after breaking yourfoot, and you have trackjust six months after breaking your foot, and you have won a silver medal. i must have been the most based out of all of us. in february, i couldn't believe i broke my foot, andl i couldn't believe i broke my foot, and i thought, why me? why now? i thought i wouldn't be back, then i would be, then i slowly picked up steam, had surgery, everything was getting better, then suddenly, back on track, and became a world silver medallist with these girls. it has beena medallist with these girls. it has been a whirlwind few months, but i wouldn't change the end result. congratulations again on your silver. what a night of drama it was, and hopefully we will get to speak to the men's sprint relay team. they, of course, won gold. we could really feel the energy
there, jessica. thank you. silver smiles beaming across the screen. time for another look at this morning's weather. in the starting blocks, philip avery! good morning. iam good morning. i am feeling bleary eyed because i was up watching the athletics until quite late. some of you were up late watching this natural display underneath clear skies. we have maintained those into the first part of sunday, a really super start to the day in many parts of the british isles. we will keep it going for a good part of the day too. there is some cloud in western parts of scotland, and some showers here. in the middle part of the afternoon, still the prospect of one 01’ afternoon, still the prospect of one or two showers, but a lot of areas could stay dry. more cloud for
northern ireland, and the odd passing shower, as will be the case in wales and north—west england. whatever you have planned, the weather won't get in the way. a glorious end to the championships that we have been featuring so heavily across the bbc in recent days, quite heavily this morning on brea kfast days, quite heavily this morning on breakfast as well, and rightly so silly like it's been great entertainment. as we get to monday, the weather goes downhill for a good pa rt the weather goes downhill for a good part of scotland and northern ireland for a time, though the rain does clear here. some showers in wales and the north—west fringes of england. further east, very pleasant throughout the day. quite warm as well — 2a, 20 five celsius possible. the weather front then comes
through. we get into law showery regime on tuesday. a mixture of sunny spells and showers. not a write—off by eddie mays, butjust a little disappointing when we start looking at the calendar. wednesday sta rts looking at the calendar. wednesday starts on a dry note, but an increasingly cloudy one. and then come the latter part of the day, and increasingly wet one for the western side of the british isles. it is 17 minutes past eight, and time now for a look at the newspapers. astrophysicist carole mundell is here to tell us what's caught her eye. we're walking straight into a row with a first story. people are very
ci’oss with a first story. people are very cross about the name that the shoes have been given by the company clarks. yes, the scandal is that a range has been launched called dolly babe forgirls, and range has been launched called dolly babe for girls, and for boys, they we re babe for girls, and for boys, they were called leader. a mother noticed this and complain, and now clarks have withdrawn the range and they are rethinking their philosophy. it looks like plain sexism. it stereotypes girls as having to be pretty, being less robust, and that boys are more tough. none of us want to be stereotyped, but certainly not from such a young age. normally there is a scandal about the price
of school shoes. precisely. and this is just about letting kids of school shoes. precisely. and this isjust about letting kids be kids. there is a twitter handle called let toys be toys. in my field, we are trying to encourage women to study science subject, and this is a very su btle science subject, and this is a very subtle and unconscious way of putting girls off. i am glad that cla rks putting girls off. i am glad that clarks are learning the lesson. they do say that they have withdrawn them but are working hard to make sure that the range reflects their gender neutral ethos. this is from the sunday telegraph today. extraordinary stuff — some of the numbers involved in these space stories. this will be the most distant probe we have. it has already gone past pluto, so that is
4 billion miles out from birth, and it will go another 4 billion miles from pluto itself, which is at the edge of our solar system. this probe. to look at some of the fundamental and ancient building blocks that make our solar system, right out in the distant regions, as you say, the third zone, a place called the khyber belt. —— kuiper belt. it takes quite a lot of time to get the data back, but very exciting. we will look forward to that. i'm sure we will cover it plenty in the media and the press. from the observer, all about a—level choices. the results are coming out now. this coming week, so students arejust now. this coming week, so students are just waiting to hear with bated breath. i believe it is thursday.
this story is about the choices that stu d e nts this story is about the choices that students make before they pick their a—levels. there has been a study done by some academics at university couege done by some academics at university college london institute of education, and they analysed data on 475,000 students and found a trend that students from poorer backgrounds are being given, they think, poor advice on a—level choices, so they are more likely to pick vocational subjects like loan business, which prevents them from getting into elite universities, ironically to study subjects such as law. parents are advised to look online and look for advice on the subject that should be studied for the career they want. there is also led by as between types of schools and the advice that is given. look broadly and make sure you are picking the right subjects for the future. carroll, time from one quick last one. tell us about this. this
is technology that is being brought to britain, and we are developing nhs expertise to do this. it is a 3-d nhs expertise to do this. it is a 3—d laser pointing measurement and modelling system. the idea is that when surgeons do hip operations, they are trying to maximise the medical benefit and minimise pain. this will hopefully help to do all of that by modelling the individual patient‘s pelvic geometry and how the hipjoints fit patient‘s pelvic geometry and how the hip joints fit together, so patient‘s pelvic geometry and how the hipjoints fit together, so it won't be one size fits all and it will have the added benefit of helping balance the legs. that's interesting, and so important to so many people, because hip operations and become more common. we willjoin you later to speak about the meteors. runner turned commentator brendan
foster has covered every world championship since the first one in 1983, as well as nine 0lympic championship since the first one in 1983, as well as nine olympic games. tonight, he is hanging up his microphone. before we speak to him, here is how his bbc sport colleagues have been marking his retirement. it's really a very simple story — local lad brendan makes good. when i think about him, i have to smile. this folk hero of the north—east add another title. what he has achieved on the track is incredible. we have always had great competitors. very few have gone on to give as much back as brendan has. he is a geordie, and he is great. everybody loved brendan. brendan was a very tough, formidable athlete, and i think we forget a little bit until
you look back at clips just how well he judged the races.” you look back at clips just how well hejudged the races. i was you look back at clips just how well he judged the races. i was so sad when brendan phoned me to say he was retiring from the commentary box, because itjust won't be the same without him. brendan has told me about four times he is retiring. in 2012, he stood up after mo farrah had won the 5000 metres, quite emotional, and he said, this is it for me. it can't get any better than this. come on, brendan! you think, mo farah — we all want to see more of mo farah. if mo farah was carrying on, you never know, brendan might come back and do a bit more. london 2017 seems to be the right point to draw a line and look to do other things. he is point to draw a line and look to do otherthings. he is a pretty point to draw a line and look to do other things. he is a pretty busy bloke. that is not a bad thing. he
is loved in the sport, so we certainly don't want to lose that kind of insight. he is an important conscience for the sport as well. he is prepared to say things that others won't save. he is a lovely man, andl others won't save. he is a lovely man, and i am going to miss his commentary, but i will always value him asa commentary, but i will always value him as a great mate. i am delighted to say that brendan foster can join us to say that brendan foster can join us from the london stadium. do you need a minute after listening to that? it was very kind of them, wasn't it? it was all heartfelt. i watched and listened to you and steve doing the commentary of mo farah's race steve doing the commentary of mo fa rah‘s race last steve doing the commentary of mo farah's race last night. what was fascinating was, it is such a tactical event, and you were able to get that across. i suppose that has been a trait of your career, explaining things to us. you know, i'm very privileged that the bbc invited me when i retired from
running to come and say a few words to the public, and it's an honour. the british public know more about athletics than anyone else because they had been watching it since 1954, when roger bannister ran the first four—minute mile. the bbc is the hamper athletics, and for me to be allowed to sit next to david coleman, a legend of television broadcasting, was fantastic. i have been so lucky. steve was right: when mo farah won the five mat thousand metres here, i said, mo farah won the five mat thousand metres here, isaid, it mo farah won the five mat thousand metres here, i said, it is not —— 5000 metres, isaid, it is metres here, i said, it is not —— 5000 metres, i said, it is not going to get any better than this. and he decided to kick —— keep going, and i thought that i could do. it is not fiction, it is not drama. it is dramatic, but it is basically what we came here to find out — can mo
win again? he didn't last die, but we have seen him all the way through from when he was a promising youngster. i remember when he came on as youngster. i remember when he came onasa youngster. i remember when he came on as a junior, and he dyed his hair red, white and blue and said he would win the world championship. and then he came 70th —— 17th. he came and asked if we could do the interview then. but he came back. he has been a joy. now it is time for him to come and take over my position! maybe he will, with a few words of encouragement. i was interested in one of the comments from sebastian coe, saying he looks upon you as a conscience of the sport, if you like, and that you will say things that others aren't prepared to say. we have seen a fair deal of controversy, even over the last week. how important do you think it is to keep scrutinising the
sport? absolutely. the sport only has one thing, and that is its integrity. if you don't continue challenging them to keep the integrity so that the public can sit and watch it or be involved in it, bring their kids into it, unless you can trust what is going on in the sport, you have got nothing. 0ver the last few months and the last couple of years, since sebastian coe took over, the sport has been deep in its scrutiny of itself. all the kinds of things that have been going on in the past. the iaaf for many yea rs on in the past. the iaaf for many years was a corrupt organisation. sebastian coe is trying to clean it up. it is a long job, but he's doing it. and i applaud him for doing it. if you don't keep the scrutiny level up, don't keep it honest, then it becomes showbiz. then the script would say, mo farah crosses the line
first because he has been the greatest, and the same for usain bolt. what we do is peripheral, but what happens down there is history making, and it was made last night. two of the greatest stepped off the stage and the next generation took over from stage and the next generation took overfrom them. stage and the next generation took over from them. you mentioned being on the periphery, as it were — i wonder if you sometimes wish you we re wonder if you sometimes wish you were still down on the track doing it? which do you prefer — the track of the commentary box?” it? which do you prefer — the track of the commentary box? i would rather be on the track, but if you saw me running along the waterfront yesterday, you would say, he never was a runner! when i used to run around london, iwould pass was a runner! when i used to run around london, i would pass everyone in hyde park, but nowadays, i avoid people, because they make comments. i used to be pretty good, now i'm pretty bad. what is next? what's next? i am finishing today. i am
going to walk to santiago in northern spain in a few months with some old friends, and then the great north run in a few weeks. there is plenty to do. i am only hanging up the microphone, not retiring from work or life. i'll be around. great to hear that you're not retiring from that. will you be commentating when you do that walk, in your own head? my wife hopes i would be commentating in my own head, but i will probably be commentating to her in the front room. we will have a healthy debate. i am looking forward to coming back year in some years' time to watch the world athletics championships again in london, because if you look at what has happened in the last few days, it has been a remarkable performance by the british public, the organisers, the british public, the organisers, the people are put it together, and the people are put it together, and the sport has never seen a better world championships, there has never been more of a boost. this sport
needed this post, and the iaaf and the sport of athletics will definitely benefit from it. if you we re definitely benefit from it. if you were sebastian coe sitting in his room this morning, hopefully listening to this, then i'm sure i would say the same, bring this back. the british public are supporting you, you can support the british public. i know that eventually he will bring the world athletics championships back year. there are you things to do before that, but let's hope, fingers crossed, i can come here and get a decent seat in the front row and watch the world athletics championships in the year 20- athletics championships in the year 20— whatever. athletics championships in the year 20- whatever. there will be people here this morning who are wanting sebastian coe to bring you back! what as? a commentator? a runner? i have told you about my running career. like i said, i will go and walk along the top of spain with a couple of mates, on a route which is a big, massive walking pilgrimage, and that will do for me. you deserve
it. hope you enjoy it, brendan. thank you very much for all the yea rs of thank you very much for all the years of insight, analysis and joy that you have brought us, not only on the track, but behind the microphone. thanks a lot. thank you. what a lovely chat. you can't imagine him just sitting there, watching the television like the rest of us. so fantastic. please stay with us. the headlines next. hello, this is breakfast withjohn maguire and sian lloyd. coming up before nine philip will have the weather. but first, a summary of this morning's main news. a 20—year—old man has been charged with murder after a woman was killed when a car was driven into a crowd of protesters in bridging year. there were violent clashes in the
city. the state's governor told far right activists to go home. earlier, we spoke to chris suarez who works for the local newspaper. he told us about the mood in the city. it's pretty sombre. i was around town trying to find people, i have heard rumours about a vigilant but might be organised by the black lives matter movement on the ground on the university of virginia, the biggest industry, a city of 50,000 people, people say it's not much of a city at the university, but it was raining, a lot of people were exhausted from today and decided to go home and be with their loved ones, i imagine. we are seeing some pictures, chris, taken earlier
during the protests. and i understand you were there today as you were telling us a bit about it. can you explain what you saw? what is all... so, the rally was supposed to ta ke is all... so, the rally was supposed to take place in what's called emancipation park, previously named leigh park after the confederate general. the opposing force of the southern, in the civil war. i arrived there are downtown in charlottesville, arrived there are downtown in cha rlottesville, you had arrived there are downtown in charlottesville, you had columns of different, you know, fascists, white
nationalists, police had been deployed. it got pretty nasty pretty fast. between the antifascist activists and i left for a while, went to a cafe and i watched a live strea m went to a cafe and i watched a live stream while waiting for my phone to charge and there was a lot of violence already. they declared a state of emergency and unlawful assembly. they had to take an aspect toa assembly. they had to take an aspect to a federal courts this week to allow the rally to occur. by noon, when the rally was supposed to start it was being shut down and people we re it was being shut down and people were milling about and by 2pm, 3pm, everything had returned to normal to some degree. there was still an air
of tension, police presence, national guard, local police everywhere. kind of frightening and you know, on real in some ways. just very briefly, can you give us any update on those who have died? we know there was an incident with a carand know there was an incident with a car and also know there was an incident with a carand alsoa know there was an incident with a car and also a helicopter as well but briefly, is there any update? i'm not sure how much you heard but yes, a woman has died, this car had run intoa yes, a woman has died, this car had run into a group of protesters on the pedestrian mole in the downtown area, 19 injuries, haven't heard of any other fatalities. this very bizarre, a state police helicopter crashed around 5pm, five hours after the rally had ended, the helicopter had been monitoring this rally. and the police haven't really said much, they don't suspect foul play but it
will be investigated. that was local journalist chris suarez talking to me earlier. in other news... two ministers who previously expressed opposing views on brexit — have written a joint newspaper article clarifying the government's position. there will be a transition period to help businesses adjust — but it will only last for a limited period of time. their comments are being seen as an attempt to show unity between rival sides in theresa may's cabinet. a danish inventor who built the world's largest privately—made submarine has appeared in court in copenhagen, charged with killing a swedish journalist. peter madsen, who's 46, has denied the manslaughter of the woman — who disappeared on thursday after a trip in the vessel. cctv footage has emerged of the moment a house was destroyed by a gas explosion.
a woman was inside the semi—detached house in sunderland when the blast took place on friday morning but survived with minor injuries. it's understood that she was protected from the blast by a fridge which fell on top of her. learner drivers are to be allowed on to motorways in england, scotland and wales for the first time from next year. the department for transport said lessons must be in a dual—control car with an approved driving instructor. road safety groups — as well as the agency that represents driving instructors — have welcomed the move. it is 8:39am, we have been talking about the athletics with brendan foster. now let's head back to the london arena and we can join jessica. after all the hype, both usain bolt, and sir mo farah missed out
on the golden goodbye they were hoping for here at the london stadium. and sheer joy for great britain in the men's 4 x 100 metres relay. the british team of cj ujah, adam gemili and danny talbot had put nethaneel mitchell—bla ke in a fantastic position for the final leg — bolt, who was running the anchor leg forjamaica, pulled up injured... while mitchell—blake held off america's christian coleman to win britain's second gold of the championships. the crowd erupted to celebrate a truly fantastic performance. we are world champions, it is crazy to think. ifeel so we are world champions, it is crazy to think. i feel so great to be we are world champions, it is crazy to think. ifeel so great to be in this team, we have some not nice memories from london 2012 so it's great to come here and run but we ran today. we couldn't have done it without the support of the cutters, eve ryo ne without the support of the cutters, everyone here, we just without the support of the cutters, everyone here, wejust want without the support of the cutters, everyone here, we just want to say thank you to everyone watching. we did it! joy for the british men but it
wasn't the end to usain bolt‘s track career that he wanted. his final ever race ended with him crumpled in pain on the track. his career ended with eight 0lympic golds, 11 world championship golds and three world records. we may never see his like again but it wasn't the way bolt would have wanted to end his glittering career. it wasn't quite the farewell to a major track championships either that great britain's sir mo farah would have hoped for — the four time olympic champion will compete in a couple more track races before switching to running marathons. but this was his last chance to win another gold medal and he gave it everything in the 5000 metres. but ethiopia's muktar edris did what farah usually does to the opposition. the briton just didn't have enough left in his legs after defending his 10000 metres title. he signed off with a silver medal, and happy to share the moment with his family. it is very special.
at the time, they were in mummy‘s tummy, and at the same time, rhianna has grown up. it's been amazing, a long journey, incredible. it doesn't hit until you compete here, and finally, after crossing the line and having a couple of minutes to myself, realise this is it. the better man won on the day, but i gave it all. i didn't have a single bit left at the end. there was another silver medal for the british team in the women's four by 100 metres relay. a thrilling run by the british quartet of asha philip, desiree henry, dina asher—smith and daryll neita. the 100 metres world champion tori bowie anchored the usa to a gold medal. defending champions jamaica were third. to do it at our home stadium is like something unreal, nothing we had actually planned. we wanted to do it at doing it is another story. so
proud of ourselves. it was electric, the moment great britain was announced you could feel and hear the roar in the stadium and it got you pumped up, you wanted to do well for yourself at that point, it was yes, let's do well for the home nation! no such medal success for britain in the high jump though. both katarina johnson thompson and morgan lake cleared 1 metre 95, but it was only good enough for them to finish in fifth and sixth place respectively. australia won their first medal of the championships in the women's100 metres hurdles. sally pearson, returning to london where she won gold in the 2012 olympics, becoming a world champion for the second time. so much drama here at the athletics but plenty going on in the premier league as well. 0n the first weekend of the new season, defending champions chelsea were beaten by burnley, while newly promoted huddersfield town sit at the top of the table. ben croucher has the best of the action. so, how many of you expected to be waking up with huddersfield leading
the premier league this morning? well, that is what you have got. no fluke, either. a diamond display at crystal palace, in their first top—flight game since 1972. three for huddersfield, and a dream start to their premier league chapter. for burnley, there was delight, there was disbelief, and a deserved three points as well, stunning the champions in their own backyard. three first—half goals condemned nine—man chelsea to a brutal defeat. 0n the south coast, the seagulls had soared into the premier league, but brighton's home game capsized. that was against an impressive man city. sergio aguero on target, in a 2—0 win. liverpool fans will have to keep their heads up. they were heading for victory, but miguel britos's injury—time equaliser salvaged a 3—3 draw. and, at goodison park, there was only one name on everyone's lips. it's rooney! 13.5 years since his last competitive goal for everton,
wayne rooney scored the winner against stoke. we know the name. wayne rooney! so here's a full list of yesterday's results, everton winning 1—0 thanks to that wayne rooney goal. while west brom beat bournemouth by the same score. southampton were held to a goalless draw by swansea city. the big result in the scottish premiership was stjohnstone beating motherwell 4—1 — that result put them top of the table on goals scored, just ahead of champions celtic. elsewhere there were wins for hamilton, hearts, hibs and aberdeen. and kevin kisner is leading the us pga championship going into today's final round. the american is looking to win his first major title and has a one—shot lead after three rounds at quail hollow. england's paul casey had a poor end to his day dropping back to level par but remains the highest placed british player, seven shots off the lead.
back here at the london stadium i promised you that we would be speaking to world champions and that is what we have. that is the poor by 100 meter relay team, winning gold last night on the track. fantastic night, cj, what does it mean when i say to you you are a world champion? i don't think it's really kicked in. it's surreal. the crowd was amazing. like a big party out at the end of the day. it was surreal. to lead—off for the team and get these guys to a good place, the rest of the guys did theirjob and credit to them. fantastic night for british athletics, three medals on the track last night, when you saw the result
confirmed on the big screen, your reaction, so emotional, what was going through your mind? exactly how a celebrated, i didn't really know what to do, i couldn't conceptualise celebration, it was just... overwhelmed with sheer emotion, so happy for these guys, the crowd, they stayed for 45 minutes after we stopped running just so we could do a lap of honour. i was basking in the moment. great fun. iwill cherish that for the rest of my life. being a world champion is one thing but being a world champion in your backyard, that's something not many people can brag about.” your backyard, that's something not many people can brag about. i can do that. many of the athletes, notjust the british crowd, praised the athletes and how loud they are but how much do you notice them when you are running? it's unbelievable. more so are running? it's unbelievable. more so when you walk out. i was starting at the top end and i did a little
stride out and as soon shoot start moving everyone stands up and they go mad and you think well, the race hasn't even started. when the race started, cj had a great lake, we we re started, cj had a great lake, we were in the lead and the crowd were feeding off it and adam said, hand, andl feeding off it and adam said, hand, and i could barely hear him, you just have to trust in him. at the end, we did a lap of honour, we will never end, we did a lap of honour, we will never get that moment back, we will probably never have a home world championships in our career again so to go up there and win it with these guys, unbelievable. particularly you consider the british then's team have trouble sometimes getting the bad and around safely, adam, how much does that play on your mind when you think about the things that have gone wrong and could go wrong in something as chaotic as a relay? ina in something as chaotic as a relay? in a relay it so unpredictable. that's why we practice so hard so we can come to the big moment like this
and get it right. it's especially nice for myself and danny, five yea rs nice for myself and danny, five years ago, london 2012, we had a bad exchange and got is qualified, five yea rs later to exchange and got is qualified, five years later to come to this stadium in front of a home crowd, it's crazy, winning. so grateful to run with these guys and hopefully put on a great show for the crowd last night. you definitely did, i was in the stadium, electric atmosphere. there were three medals for britain last night, for those of mean, cj, to the team ? last night, for those of mean, cj, to the team? we've only had a gold medal, i think that was mo farah, or three of them to come last night was an amazing feeling and some of them said it was like super saturday all over again. it was an amazing feeling to be part of that and to add to the medal tally. there's been add to the medal tally. there's been a lot of talk about the medal tally, quite ambitious, 6—8 medals, do you
think it's been a tough championships for the british team? no, i believe we put in some valiant efforts, sometimes we got a short end of the stick. we put him tireless efforts, setting up camps, ensuring we have the right training, facilities, dedicating the time to our sports we can come to the home championships and perform to the best of our ability. but there are over 200 countries here, 40 athletes in each discipline, it is a world championships, only three people get a medal, it's a relatively young team, the people who missed out on those medals will be here for another cycle. promising signs, yes i understand, championships argued by medals and that is what constitutes success but we have other opportunities today, still very attainable. we are going to be here in the stands, backing everyone
upon hundred and 10%. thank you all so much forjoining us, pleasure to have you here. world champions on bbc breakfast. still the chance for more medals later this evening. going to be so much for british fans to cheer tonight. jessica, thank you so much, wonderful to have those athletes with you and what great ambassadors they are. very humble, so proud of them, i'd be? absolutely. now, it's time for the weather with philip. i suspect that won't get in the way of reformers as this evening. a glorious start of the day across the british isles, it will keep going for a good part of the day. more in
the way of speckled trout in northern and western scotland. this will see double the showers throughout the day, i am hopeful of sunshine between the showers, some areas staying dry but not too many getting into the central belt, maybe 1- getting into the central belt, maybe 1— to getting into the southern uplands of scotland. in northern ireland, more cloud, the chance of a stray shower this afternoon, into the higher ground in wales. elsewhere, dry, fine and funny, much improved to the east of the pennines. not too warm for those involved in premier league action today. manchester united, light fixture, more cloud in from the irish see, more cloud cramming —— coming in across a bidder showers. whether fronts moving coming in across a bidder showers. whetherfronts moving in, one of those days, disappointing for scotland, northern ireland initially rather wet and overcast, turning showery later, some showers quite
sharp, the odd heavy pulse of rain in the south—west. generally the further east you are, the dry your day will be, not as sunny as today but it could be warm. possibly even 25 degrees. that low pressure not1 million miles away from scotland or tuesday, getting this weather front through, leaving a showery regime. mixture of sunshine and cloud. a scattering showers as well. the showers fading away late on tuesday through the night, into the first pa rt through the night, into the first part of wednesday, things settling down. this little bridge of high—pressure not doing enough to keep the atlantic fronts at bay and when that rain sets in across the west, it's there for the latter part of the day and that low—pressure is very much dominant feature for thursday which will be rather showery, really quite windy. enough for me today. activistjudy. he is off for an ice bath now. to
get over all of your puns! it's regarded by many scientists as one of the most exciting astronomical occurrences of the year — so did last night's perseid meteor shower measure up to expectations and did you see it? joining us now in the studio are stephen cheatley an astronomer and carole mundell who is an astrophysicist. carol has been reviewing the papers and working very hard for us. thank you. many people will have seen this last nights of why do we get excited? these meteors showers, perseid shower, happens every year, a trailer particles in the summer system left behind by a comedy that goes around the solar system every 130 years and that leaves a little bit of dust and gas behind and as our planet travels through that attract roundabout august, some of those particles burn up in the atmosphere, about 80 kilometres
above the surface of the earth and these have been deposited over the past doesn't of years, they are about four and a half billion years old, left over from the formation of the solar system. people are looking at four under half billion —year—old particles that night. do we learn much? we do. astro this is as care about the solar system and there interested in the make—up of these particles, this used to be the only way we could study these. we are now starting to send out probes but it's really interesting to look at the chemistry and some of the nettles and make—up of the particles to try and make—up of the particles to try and understand how the solar system works and it's a spectacular sky show if you look up, you don't need special care and. i am feeling a bit sleepy tonight, i stayed up the past few nights. stephen, you did as well. makes for a fantastic photographs? yes, i am also a member ofa photographs? yes, i am also a member of a local astronomical society and every year, when there is a meteors
shower such as this last night we all arrange a viewing, we go out to all arrange a viewing, we go out to a dark sky site and you can see the pictures, that i took last night, the people watching the meteors and we saw quite a lot of spectacular meteors and quite a lot of people coming to us that have never been to something like that before and there we re something like that before and there were amazed. and to be able to learn about the sky from astronomers as well, such a great event. you have been taking photos like that for some time, is difficult to capture... of dramatic, how you do it? it is difficult because if you are dry to photograph something like are dry to photograph something like a meatier, if you just happen to be pointing the camera at the right place in the right part of the sky at the right time, it can be hit and miss. you have the right settings, you will capture them and you will
features you well... that is a nice one. that is a lovely one. that is cassiopeia, the constellation on the left, a meatier going through there. the bright one coming you can see with the naked eye, almost lumpy, almost as if there is a second one before the first, that is just the ionised gas trail as it burns up through the atmosphere. the atmosphere hindered last night. you can't see the contrast between the fainter meatier flashes and the brightness of the moon, you are only able to pick up a couple of brighter ones which mean njie have to be patient, you are waiting longer before you see a flash. some years ago, i think the first time i ever saw a media shower, and i have taste the clouds to try and find cure spells in a hot summer and we went out into the garden and it was spectacular, crystal clear and gradually the red started increasing and it was every few minutes, these
incredibly bright streaks. 0ne and it was every few minutes, these incredibly bright streaks. one that was beautiful, bright green, left that echo in the sky, many, many seconds. we were gasping with the beauty of it, physics and is altogether. different colours with different gases? yes, magnesium is the one that gives you the green perseid, ad of the corner of your iq might think you saw a red flowers, they are much harder to see, probably didn't see them last night because the moon was so bright. such a treat with your beautiful photographs and all of the science. thank you both. that's it from us today. dan and lou are back tomorrow morning from six o'clock when they'll be joined by singer martine mccutcheon. have a lovely day. goodbye. easier this is bbc news. the headlines: a woman is killed and more than 30 people are injured during violence at a far right rally in virginia. the state governor had a clear message for the people. the
message is simple: go home. you're not wanted in this great commonwealth. philip hammond and liam fox say the government will seek a transition period to help businesses adjust after brexit. learner drivers will be allowed to have lessons on motorways for the first time from next year. also in this hour: agony for two of the track was my biggest hours as usain bolt pulls up in his final race and mo farah settles for silver. great britain have
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