hello, this is breakfast, withjon kay and mega munchetty. utility companies who dig up roads to carry out repairs to their pipes and cables could be charged by the hour, in an effort to cut delays. the government says it would encourage contractors to speed up, and reduce the disruption caused by roadworks. good morning, it is saturday 2 september. also ahead: more heavy rain is forecast in south asia, where monsoon rains have left millions displaced and more than a 1,400 dead. a chemical plant in texas explodes after its cooling system wrecked by floodwater. a chemical plant in texas explodes after its cooling system wrecked by floodwater.
president trump will visit victims of hurricane harvey later today. could an old shipwreck be to blame for the chemical cloud which affected hundreds of beach—goers in east sussex? tennis superstar serena williams has given birth to her first child. it is a baby girl. no name as yet. in sport: world cup qualifier wins for scotland, england and northern ireland. gordon strachan‘s scotland side kept alive their hopes for russia 2018 with a 3—0 win in lithuania. and tomasz has the weather. well, the weekend is looking a little mixed. a nice, bright day to day. tomorrow, one for the sunday papers. a lot of grey cloud and some rain on the way as well, but not for everyone. good morning. first, our main story: utility companies could be charged by the hourfor digging up busy roads to carry out work on their infrastructure, under plans being put forward by the government. ministers hope the policy would force contractors in england to speed up repairs or carry out work at night, to reduce delays
caused by their roadworks. richard main reports. mile after mile, hour after hour of delays, caused by roadworks. it is thought one in every three of our journeys is held up like this. around 2.5 million roadworks are carried out every year in england, costing the economy an estimated £4 billion in lost working hours and delayed deliveries. utility companies are not responsible for every excavated carriageway or set of traffic lights, but it is hoped this new scheme may persuade them to carry out their work more quickly, or at night, so as to cause less disruption. under the proposals, councils could charge utility companies up to £2500 per site to work on roads during the day. when trialled in london back in 2012, this led to a 42% drop in the levels of disruption caused by roadworks. the idea has been cautiously welcomed by the aa and the rac, but
they have warned that these changes mustn't lead to works being rushed 01’ mustn't lead to works being rushed or slapdash, simply to hand roads back as soon as possible. the local government association has praised the success of the pilot schemes, and called for other councils to be given the new powers as soon as possible. in around an hour's time, we will be talking to a government minister about those proposals. more heavy rain is forecast in south asia, where this year's monsoon season has left millions of people displaced. it is now believed more than 1,400 people have died. parts of india's financial centre, mumbai, are under several feet of water. 0ur south asia correspondent justin rowlatt is in the eastern state of bihar, one of the worst—affected areas. we can talk to him now. justin, we have seen some absolutely... pictures of devastation, awful pictures. i can see people are getting behind you, on with their daily lives, but the impact must
have been very, very severe. it is incredibly severe. i mean, just in this one state in northern and eastern india, we are talking 17 million people affected, more than 500 people killed. and as you say, across the region, 1400 people killed. 41 million people affected. as you can see the rains have stopped here. more rain is forecast but even without the rains it doesn't mean the disaster is over. 0bviously doesn't mean the disaster is over. obviously there is a huge rebuilding effort needed, homes, schools, roads need to be rebuilt, and then there is the danger of disease. many people were exposed to the floodwaters for days and there is a real issue with diarrhoea and other waterborne diseases, and that is causing huge problems still across south asia. justin, thank you very much. we will be talking tojustin throughout the programme to keep on top of the situation there. president trump is to visit texas again today to assess the flood damage caused by hurricane harvey.
he will fly to houston, accompanied by the first lady, where he will meet survivors and volunteers involved in the relief effort. a chemical plant near to the city, whose cooling system was damaged by floodwaters, has burst into flames. our us correspondent barbara plett—usher has been out with the emergency services to assess the damage across houston. the sheriffs of houston are still working 12 hour shifts, even though the floodwaters they battled earlier in the week are mostly gone. like nothing they had ever experienced before, a disaster on a scale rarely seenin before, a disaster on a scale rarely seen in the us. the water was over this bridge right here. they remember the ones they were not able to rescue. some of them were not able to get out in time for them to get help, and they were basically stuck inside their house. and they are crippled or they can't even get outside of the residents. and they died. —— the residence.
outside of the residents. and they died. -- the residence. the sweep of the storm caught people by surprise. after hitting houston for as it continued east, keeping emergency ci’ews continued east, keeping emergency crews busy right through the east. in harvey's wake there is massive disruption. chemicalspills in harvey's wake there is massive disruption. chemical spills caused by at this plant. there is anxiety about toxins. and in mucky, waterlogged neighbourhoods, now comes the sober reckoning. what can be salvaged, how much is lost, and who will pay the enormous bill? the trump administration got good marks for it early response to this disaster. now it will need to show the staying power needed to recover and rebuild. this will be the big test. a former shadow cabinet minister has warned that a significant gap has appeared between attitudes in london and labour's northern heartlands. rotherham mp sarah champion resigned as shadow women and equalities minister last month over comments she made about the grooming scandal in her constituency. in an interview in the times today, she accuses her colleagues
in the south of being afraid of speaking out on issues such as that, for fear of being branded racist. a grammar school which forced pupils to leave halfway through their course because of their poor results has reversed its decision. parents at st 0lave's, in south—east london, began legal action after students who did not get at least a b grade at as level were told they could not progress to a level. the lawyer representing the families has said the school has changed its mind and will allow the pupils back in. free solar panels are to be installed on hundreds of thousands of homes across england and wales over the next five years. the project, which is funded by dutch investment, is expected to lower household bills and create over 1,000 newjobs. vishala sri—pathma reports. energy prices have been rising in
the past year, with british gas being the latest provider to announce further hikes. a 12.5% increase to come into effect this month. the big suppliers and government have scolded the reasons behind higher prices. the government is exploring other options to provide value for money for the most vulnerable of households. it is hoping that the british sunshine might help out. sola has become one of the cheapest sources of energy, and that is why the government thinks that panels like these are the solution to our rising energy bills. these houses in acting, in west london, are some of the first beneficiaries of a new scheme that will see 100,000 social housing properties have solar panels installed in the next 18 months —— acton. the company behind the scheme, solar publicity, say they have found that their tenants save an average of £240 a year on their energy bills. these residents in
acton are hoping they are right. energy bills. these residents in acton are hoping they are rightlj think it is a good idea, and especially going to save on bills in the long run, in the long—term we are going to save, i think. so i think it is a very good idea. ealing borough council say that they had planned on covering more homes, but cuts to tariffs and subsidies has meant they simply cannot afford to do so. but the government insists that the falling price of solar now means that the industry does not require help. what we want to see is, and this is actually a good scheme, showing how you don't need to subsidise solar power as much, but still make it highly effective. you know, we are talking here about the potential of 100,000 homes across the country, in the next five yea rs, across the country, in the next five years, with a combination of fantastic uk company and investment coming in from abroad, and cheaper deals. cheaper and greener energy, thatis deals. cheaper and greener energy, that is our objective. expansion of
solar is now largely reliant on the business case for it. councils and households increasingly looking to private investors for encouragement rather than the government. the investigation into the chemical cloud which affected parts of east sussex last sunday is looking into the possibility that it may have been caused by emissions from known shipwrecks in the channel. the beach at birling gap, near eastbourne, was closed until the haze disappeared. the maritime and coastguard agency is now investigating, as adina campbell reports. a mysterious mist which engulfed holidaymakers in east sussex. it led to birling gap beach, near beachy head, being evacuated, after people reported having irritated eyes, sore throats and vomiting. reported having irritated eyes, sore throats and vomitinglj reported having irritated eyes, sore throats and vomiting. i had a bit of a dry chest, and then as we came off
the beach, then it really kind of hit, and we were all kind of coughing a little bit. my children we re coughing a little bit. my children were really, really upset, their eyes really painful. coastguard rescue teams raced to help clear the area, but by the end of sunday evening, around 150 people had to be treated, with others reporting discomfort. sussex police said those who require treatment experienced mostly minor effects. monitoring equipment was used at the time to try and identify the cause, at the readings were inconclusive. the maritime and coastguard agency now think the gas may have come from one of the many shipwrecks in the english channel. it is also investigating discharges from passing ships, or lost cargo, as a possible cause. tennis star serena williams has given birth to a baby girl at a clinic in florida. there is no name as yet. news of the birth came as her sister venus prepared to go out on court at the us open.
congratulations have been pouring in from sports stars and celebrities. so far they include rafael nadal and beyonce. crowds at the bournemouth air festival have been wowed by one of the world's first aero—pyrotechnic display teams. these are pictures of the twister duo, who have been putting on a spectacular night flying display. they ducked and dived, illuminating the sky, while thousands of people watched from below. could have watched those for quite awhile, actually. a few more of those later, i think. let's look at what is happening on the front pages. starting with the daily this morning, the picture you are seeing is tom hiddleston, at the night
manager. 0nly is tom hiddleston, at the night manager. only a few people will see it, because it is in a small theatre, and it has been sold by lottery weeks ago. 0nly theatre, and it has been sold by lottery weeks ago. only a few tickets were available. if you see it, let's hope he is good. the national trust aiding hunt saboteurs. in a row with countryside campaigners over a decision to publicise details of hunts in the run—up toa publicise details of hunts in the run—up to a vote on its legality. and an interview with champion explaining the comments she had made about sex gangs in her constituency in rotherham. she said it was easier for her to speak out as a northern politician than it would be for some southern members, southern english members of her party. she says there isa members of her party. she says there is a divide between north and south of the willingness to accept what is
going on on the left of her party turning a blind eye to sex crimes. wayne rooney court drink—driving. at 2am, the daily mirror is reporting, lots of papers taking a look at who he was with at the time, and speculating on the car he was driving, who it belongs to. that also on the front page of the sun and the daily express has a picture of him after being arrested. their main story is bp breakthrough. we talk about tablets, but there is a cream apparently that if you rub into the skin could help people who suffer from into the skin could help people who sufferfrom high into the skin could help people who suffer from high blood into the skin could help people who sufferfrom high blood pressure. it boost the level of magnesium in the blood. that is what british scientists have found. the daily mail have what they say is a special investigation, the march of the bin snoopers. dustmen collecting secrets on the contents of your wheelie bin,
your rubbish crimes, it says. 7 million households in the details of what we throw away and what we should be putting in different bins, food waste, other waste, all of that being collected, sometimes on cctv. so they are not actually rifling through our bins to snoop on us, they are rifling through our bins to check we are putting the recycling. and they are keeping a note of what we put in which bin, so you have been warned. millions of people have been left homeless across south asia as a heavy flooding hits the region. utility companies could soon be charged by—the—hour for digging up busy roads in england. the government believes the policy would force contractors to speed up repairs. here's tomasz with a look at this morning's weather. i was trying to get carol earlier this week and then mapped to push away this band of rain. they
couldn't do it, i don't know if tom can. good morning. iwill try my best. i don't know if i can. i will show you a picture of where it is right now that i can tell you that most of us today will have a fine day and lots of nice bright weather on the way a light wind, singing birds, to bridge quite pleasant. this is what we're talking about, this lump of cloud that i am trying to push out of the way. i don't think i can, it is mother nature. it comes away and the advice is that if you have any outdoor plants, make the most of them. it will hit ireland during the course of this afternoon. it is fired at four o'clock that there are clouds pushing in over in the far west of northern ireland but for the vast majority of the uk a fine day, and temperatures around 19 degrees.
there is a chance that east anglia in the south—east could pick up a cloud with a shower, a brief shower, that should get out of the way. that is the minority. find this evening and then this is it coming through. it is not able all of water, it is rain coming through. by the end of the night you can see it in the south—west of wales, moving through northern ireland. this band of rain here will be slowly moving towards the east during the course of sunday. it is not rushing, it moves slowly. the heaviest rain will fall where most of us do not live, in the hills and mountains, but for most towns and cities it will be overcast and drizzly. 0ne towns and cities it will be overcast and drizzly. one of these days where there is some rain and it is cloudy. the far east here, talking norwich, it may not actually get rain until the evening and even if it does reach, it will be light. summarise
that, saturday is the best day and then there is rain on the way for sunday. that is the best i can do. that is brilliant. i knew you could do it. that band of rain or was thick yesterday and the day before that and now it has turned into scattered showers. magic. another 3.5 hours, and you will have it solved. 18 minutes past six. time now for the film review. hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's releases is james king. what
have you watched this week? murder in the east end in victorian thriller the limehouse golem. a new jersey girl thinks she is the unlikely saviour of hip—hop in patty ca kes unlikely saviour of hip—hop in patty cakes and he said he will be back and now he is an old returns in the 3-d and now he is an old returns in the 3—d rerelease of terminator two. he did warn us. we will start with lion house golem. bill nighy, always a big draw this is set in victorian nearer london in the dank back streets and music halls of the east end. a thriller about a murder on the loose. let's have a look at bill in action the brilliant daniel mays. what are you looking for? i am just
looking. trying to understand. the goal is a madman. even madness has logic. at ratcliffe highway he's lauded a highway. prior to that, a prostitute. before that, an old man, a scholar. 0h, prostitute. before that, an old man, a scholar. oh, my god. he laid upon the open pages of a book onjewish folklore. like a book market. the of the golem. is out how the prescott the golem. is out how the prescott the name? our murderer approved. i remember reading that one. her name wasjane quigg. remember reading that one. her name was jane quigg. i am a big fan of daniel as well. is over the top? i have read many things that say it is that can sometimes a good thing. gothic horror, isn't it? ifind it
gripping. it is glory in parts but not overly so. it is a thriller rather than a horror film. not overly so. it is a thriller rather than a horrorfilm. for me it was all about the cast. we saw daniel mays and bill nighy. i would watch them in anything. a strong cast. what is going on in this film is an undercurrent to that murder story, too that's real element it is a film about performance and about how performance was so important at this time in music halls but also just two people in their everyday life. there are people in this movie who put on a mask every day and play a role. and then there is the goal himself who was a walk to perform who wants recognition. when you have that undercurrent running through the movie, that obviously gives the cast something juicy to sink their teeth into. and the music all is
well. it is a seductive world. reminded me of tipping the velvet. very rich and seductive. that is a great thing to watch at the movies as well. jane goldman adapted the book that this was originally and she has done a good job. there is a lot of plot going on and she has done a good job of streamlining it, drip feeding information, pennies dropjust the drip feeding information, pennies drop just the right moment. drip feeding information, pennies dropjust the right momentlj drip feeding information, pennies dropjust the right moment. i a big fan. how about patty cakes it sure would add sundance and you get independent films from their crossing over into the mainstream. fox would love this to be a crossover hit. it is about a girl from newjersey, crossover hit. it is about a girl from new jersey, patty, crossover hit. it is about a girl from newjersey, patty, who leads a downbeat life. she dreams of making it big in hip—hop. daniel mcdonald, there she is, an australian, a
relative newcomer. the problem is that it relative newcomer. the problem is thatitis relative newcomer. the problem is that it is very funny and charming but it does not quite know what it wa nts to but it does not quite know what it wants to be. sometimes it is quite kitsch and camp, reminding me of hairspray. a great film. quite over the top. sometimes this film then gets serious and wants to make a political and social point and it goes sort of eight mile from. the problem is that it is six of one and half a dozen of the other. having said that, the music is great and it is subversive, an overweight white girl in the world of hip—hop which is traditionally far more glamorous and macho. i'm just not certain whether or not it knows if it is a full on comedy orfull on seriousness. it is an unsettled mix of the two. shears... so she is a
good performer, quite charismatic. look out for her. i said we were going to save the best till last. terminator two, so good they have brought it back decades later. 26 yea rs later brought it back decades later. 26 years later in 3—d. some would say that arnold schwarzenegger's acting was barely in 2—dimensional, later let alone three, and nowjames cameron, of these 3—d success with titanic, has gotten the same team to do the same thing with terminator two. let's have a look at a classic scene. keep it under 65. we do not wa nt scene. keep it under 65. we do not want to be pulled over. affirmative. now. you have to listen to the way people talk. you do not say affirmative. you say no problem. and
if someone comes up to you with an attitude, you say eat meat. and if you want to tell them to go away, it is hasta la vista, baby. 0r you want to tell them to go away, it is hasta la vista, baby. or you could say chill out. chill out. i had almost forgotten that phrase but now it is back to haunt us all. is a point to this? i appreciate you say that it has been and in 3—d. point to this? i appreciate you say that it has been and in 3-d. the 3-d is fine. a good job. aren't seeing this when it first came out on the big scene, sorry, i did not see it, so big scene, sorry, i did not see it, so seeing it on the big screen is amazing because it is this movie of awesome set pieces and action scenes. there are some bad. sarah konta, the linda hamilton character, is one of the great action heroes of
all—time. it is wonderful seeing her on the big screen. seeing it as big as you can, perhaps you have never seen as you can, perhaps you have never seen it on the big screen, this is a great opportunity to catch up. it is old but it still works. some special effects still look creepy, james cameron admits that, but it is so gutsy with such power and bravado that it still packs a punch. and you may be very young and not even born when this was first released. maybe there is a whole new audience. 0r will they look and think it is all a bit dated? in 1991 this was the most expensive film of all—time. even though it is old now it still holds up though it is old now it still holds up because they put so much into it when it first came out. it is worth looking up if you have never seen it before. yes. you do forget how much it cost at the time. the best out? detroit. a difficult movie to watch,
based on true events in detroit 50 yea rs based on true events in detroit 50 years ago, the fateful events of one night in the city. it is doing 0k business in the uk at the moment but i would like to see it do better. perhaps we have had a feel of intensity with dunkirk and people can not handle another intense story. it is worth seeing. look out for the great acts and the director, kathryn bigelow, she was married to james cameron when he made terminator. and dvd, something to lift us? if you do not want something dark and bleak, something funny and silly? this is mind won. an out of work actor who was big in the 19805 but has been down on his luck ever since. then he gets a call
from the police saying that there is a criminal on the loose obsessed with the old tv show and they need him to get back into character to help them solve the crime. that is what he does. from funny gags in this about acting and tv detectives, plenty of jokes about the this about acting and tv detectives, plenty ofjoke5 about the isle of man. done with affection. julian barrett 5tar5 man. done with affection. julian barrett stars in a salute doe5 steve coogan. julian barrett 5tar5 barrett stars in a salute doe5 steve coogan. julian barrett stars in it. even though you laugh, it is done with affection and respect for the genres it is making fun of.|j with affection and respect for the genres it is making fun of. i know some people felt it was almost its 5erie5 some people felt it was almost its series of tv 5ketche5 sewn together. and 5tay series of tv 5ketche5 sewn together. and stay for the end of. the end credits are a joy. that is a good tip. excellent. thank you very much,
lovely to see you again. james king there with all of your pointers a5 to what you might like to see this week. that is it for this week. thank you for being with us and enjoy whatever you may see over the next few days. hello, this is breakfast withjon kay and naga munchetty. coming up before 7:00am, we will get the weather with tomasz. but first, at 6:30am, a summary of this morning's main news: more heavy rain forecast in south a5ia, more heavy rain forecast in south asia, where this year's monsoon season has left millions of people displaced. it is believed 1400 people have died. part5 displaced. it is believed 1400 people have died. parts of mumbai are under several people have died. parts of mumbai are under 5everalfeet people have died. parts of mumbai are under several feet of water. president trump is to visit texas again today to assess the flood damage caused by hurricane harvey. he will fly to houston, where he will meet survivors and volunteers involved
in the relief effort. a chemical plant near the city has exploded after its cooling system was damaged by floodwaters. utility companies could be charged by the hourfor digging up busy roads in england, under plans being put forward by the government. ministers hope the policy would force contractors to speed up repairs or carry out work at night to reduce delays. trials in london and kent have indicated that firms avoided working at peak time on the busiest roads. the investigation into the chemical cloud which affected parts of east sussex last sunday is looking into the possibility that it may have been caused by emissions from known shipwrecks in the channel. the beach at birling gap, near eastbourne, was closed until the haze disappeared. around 150 people had to be treated, with others reporting discomfort. the maritime and coastguard agency is now investigating. tennis star serena williams has given birth to a baby girl at a clinic in florida. there is no name as yet. news of the birth came as her sister
venus prepared to go out on court at the us open. congratulations have been pouring in from sports stars and celebrities, including beyonce and rafa nadal. the yellow pages telephone directory will be printed for the last time in 2019. i don't suppose you have a copy of flyfishing byjr hartley. i remember actually looking for a copy. of the yellow pages? no, flyfishing byjr hartley. well—known for its 19805 advertising campaign featuring the fictional authorjr hartley, who managed to find an out—of—print book, the yellow pages has been in production for 51 years. its owner, yell, says it will continue online. the last of the books will be delivered in brighton, the same place the first edition was distributed in 1966. everyone loved him, didn't they? let
your fingers everyone loved him, didn't they? let yourfingers do the everyone loved him, didn't they? let your fingers do the walking, was it? and it was a huge book.|j your fingers do the walking, was it? and it was a huge book. i was a bit vertically challenged at times, used to... to stack? to reach shelves and things. it had so many uses. love the smell, as well. there is a generation... there is a generation which has absolutely no clue what we are talking about. anyway. that was are talking about. anyway. that was a nice moment of nostalgia. now what? england saved themselves with a late flurry of goals. well done to scotland, they still have work to do
but they are back on track to try and beat russia next year. and northern ireland are in the play—offs, going really well. it was a successful night for the home nations, then, in the world cup qualifiers. england laboured to beat malta 4—0. northern ireland are on the verge of the play—offs, after winning 3—0 at san marino. and, as james burford explains, scotland's 3—0 win in lithuania has given them hope again that they can reach next summer's world cup. where there's a will, there's a way, and gordon strachan's sons of scotland certainly showed the way to russia 2018 isn't over yet. a win was all that would do, and a winning performance was what the players delivered from the get go. stuart armstrong strong—armed his way to the scoresheet, the perfect start. but it got better — liverpool's new man, andy robertson, showing why some are calling him scotland's gareth bale, strachan clearly impressed. two goals to the good, how about a third? three points in the bag, three goals, too. james mcarthur following up some quick thinking with his own sharp finish. that is better, gordon.
in malta, england faced 30—degree temperatures and a resilient defence, one that eventually wilted when dele alli found harry kane. ryan bertrand's first international strike came from a full 30 yards out, before danny welbeck made a goalscoring return to the international set. there was even time for kane to get in on the act again, three goals in the last six minutes perhaps flattering england's performance somewhat. northern ireland's grip on second place in their group is now iron—like. a dominant performance in san marino, wherejosh magennis was the star of the show, scoring not once but twice, to help them go seven points clear of the next—closest side. another from the penalty spot from captain steven davis put the seal on a fantastic night for the home nations. ten goals scored, none conceded. when we say on one day, do you think
we can win? yes, i think we can win. do you think you are improving? yes, i think we are improving. did i think we would have that many attem pts think we would have that many attempts at goal is? no, i didn't think so. it was a game where our attack came from different angles, which was good for us as well. of course, which was good for us as well. of course , we which was good for us as well. of course, we would like to have scored our goals earlier. if we had scored our goals earlier. if we had scored our goals earlier tonight it would have helped things different. for me thatis have helped things different. for me that is the benefit of having played for england. because i have been involved in nights like this before. i have seen other managers go through it. i have been on the pitch when we haven't scored loads of goals against teams who are supposedly knows because they are so well organised. so it goes with the territory. in the past hour, maria sharapova, has made her way through to the fourth round of the us open, with a straight—sets win over sofia kenin. but there will be no british interest in the second week at flushing meadows, after kyle edmund was forced
to retire in his third—round clash with denis shapovalov. the match was evenly poised at a set all, with both players getting into the rhythm. butjust as the contest was heating up, edmund called for the physio, citing a neck problem. he returned to the court briefly, losing the third set, before reluctantly retiring at the start of the fourth. we just feel a bit helpless, really. what can i do, you know? do you carry on to the end, but you just go through the motions, in a sorry state, and you don't want a pull—out straightaway, you want to see is going to get better? but ultimately i thought i am not going to win two more sets like this. you know, i was... i knew that i wasn't going to win two more sets feeling like that. the domestic rugby union season got off to a pulsating start last night, with gloucester scoring a last—minute try to beat defending champions exeter chiefs 28—21. the game was level at 21—21, and heading for a draw, when gloucester full—back jason woodward popped up in the 82nd minute of the game to snatch
an opening—day victory. in the night's other premiership game, newcastle beat worcester 35—8. the expanded pro14 also got under way last night, and it was an impressive start for ulster. they beat league debutants the south african side the cheetahs, 42—19, all black charles piutau scoring one of ulster‘s six tries. there were also wins for edinburgh and munster. wigan returned to winning ways, after their challenge cup final defeat, with a 26—16 win over st helens in the super eights. anthony gelling scored one of theirfour tries, as they close the gap on third—placed hull to just two points. elsewhere, castleford won at huddersfield, and wakefield beat salford. there is a big day ahead in domestic cricket, as nottinghamshire can do the one—day double if they win the t20 blast.
they have already won the 0ne—day cup this season, and face hampshire in one of today's t20 semi—finals. the winners will then meet either home side birmingham or glamorgan, the county, who are making their first appearance at finals day since 2004. after winning the quarterfinal at home, you know, last week, just seeing the smiles on people's faces, and sort of the levels ofjoy that we re and sort of the levels ofjoy that were around amongst our team and our squad, and then the fans as well, and just a good buzz around cricket in wales. so i think that will be absolutely fantastic. i know the quys absolutely fantastic. i know the guys will be having a good crack at it. we are in a great space as a squad, and i am sure we have a great chance. western storm are women's t20 champions after beating southern vipers by seven wickets. some big hitting from rachel priest and stafanie taylor, guided them home with two overs to spare. taylor sealing victory with a six. after the game, the vipers' and former england captain
charlotte edwards announced her retirement from cricket. edwards is england's most—capped female player. she stepped away from international cricket last year, after a career spanning more than 20 years. mercedes are setting the pace in monza, ahead of the italian grand prix this weekend. valterri bottas and lewis hamilton were quickest in practise yesterday. bottas topped the second session, following hamilton, who wasjust ahead of him in first practice. hamilton's title rival sebastian vettel wasn't too far behind the pair. final practise and qualifying get under way later this morning. later we will have more on the build—up to wales — austria in world cup qualifying. you can play it professionally? a nurse at a hospital in utah has said she was assaulted by police after refusing to give officers a blood sample from one of her patients. the city's mayor has apologised, saying the officer's
behaviour was completely unacceptable. the university of utah hospital, in salt lake city. a nurse, alex, is talking to police officers. they wa nt talking to police officers. they want a sample of blood from one of her patients. the driver of a lorry who was badly burnt in a crash and is now in a coma. he is not under arrest, he can't give consent, and the police don't have a warrant. so the police don't have a warrant. so the nurse says they can't have the sample. i am just the nurse says they can't have the sample. i amjust trying the nurse says they can't have the sample. i am just trying to do what iam sample. i am just trying to do what i am supposed to do, that's all. in the end, one of the officers decides he has had enough. done, we're done. you're under arrest. you're done. he grabs hold of the nurse and takes her into custody. screaming somebody help me! the onlyjob i have as a nurse is to keep my patients safe. a blood draw is not — itjust gets thrown around like it's some simple thing.
but blood is your blood, that's your property. now, the city's mayor has waded in, saying the incident was completely unacceptable, and that she has personally apologised. the city's chief of police was similarly contrite. i am sad at the rift this has caused between law enforcement and the nurses we work so closely with. it is reported that the officer involved has now been stopped from collecting blood, but was otherwise not being disciplined. the university of utah issued a statement praising the nurse for her decision to focus on the care and well—being of her patient. that story is getting an awful lot of traction on social media. remarkable. with the outcome of the brexit negotiations being uncertain, some financial institutions based in the uk are establishing outpost on what we used to call the continent
to help manage any possible disruption. amsterdam, home of the world's old est amsterdam, home of the world's oldest stock exchange, mounting a new challenge to post brexit london. i think it is very young, the cost of living is very good compared to in london. and also, being part of the continent. after the brexit outcome, we see companies moving to amsterdam, especially the more tech savvy companies, which need a european passport. the passport means companies in the uk can service customers in europe. that may not be possible after the uk leads, which is why this company is setting up shop in amsterdam. europe represents about half of our business in 2017. so as there is no clarity, yet, of course, on the outcome of the negotiations, we need
to be able to be prepared for multiple different outcomes. hence we choose amsterdam. so what awaits those looking for a new european home? so welcome. thank you. hard to pronounce but easier to afford. the cost of living and working in amsterdam is half that of london. nice view of the canals. you can cycle to work or even fly back to the uk in under an hour. now, you may be thinking who cares if a few bankers leave the uk? well, apart from thejob bankers leave the uk? well, apart from the job than the tax revenue they bring in, doing business under one roof, the one roof that is london, is very efficient. if you splinter all that business is through the capitals of europe, it becomes much less efficient, and that increases the cost of banks, and insurance companies, and they pass that on to their customers, and that means you and me. the chancellor would certainly care. he
collected £70 billion in taxes from financial services last year. that is 12% of all taxes paid. it helps explain why the french prime minister did not mince his words to me earlier this year. do you have a message for london? come to paris! but, in amsterdam, typically, they have a more laid—back approach. but, in amsterdam, typically, they have a more laid-back approach. we haven't done any aggressive campaigning. first of all because i don't believe that companies are persuaded by just an don't believe that companies are persuaded byjust an aggressive campaign, and secondly because london is our partner city. and i think a strong london is good for amsterdam, and vice—versa. aggressive, no. but they are considering loosening a bonus cap and adding 1500 international school places. in the post— brexit beauty parade, this city means business. you could understand why people
would want to live their. it is a stunning. the race is on. let's have a look now at the way that. what is happening? good morning. it looks good today. for most of us. make the most of the sunshine today as tomorrow will be a different day. lot of cloud in the atlantic ready to roll in. here it is. look at this mass of cloud making a beeline for the uk. we are in this window of better weather at the moment although it is chilly out there this morning. we had a few showers yesterday evening but those are out of the picture now, so starting the day on a nice sunny now. here is a weather front with the cloud in the rain of right over us, toppling over during the night, over us tomorrow. but not tomorrow. hira the temperatures at four p. m. , but not tomorrow. hira the temperatures at four p.m., you can see temperatures there are, cardiff about the same. 18, 19 degrees
across the country, basically. london always a little warmer, probably reaching 20 or 21. if you are unlucky, kent, sussex, essex, there could be a cloud with a shower to it that is pretty much it. and now here comes the rain. most of the, it will not be heavy, many of us the, it will not be heavy, many of us have a dry night tonight so if you leave your washing outage should be fine if you live in the of the uk. tomorrow the weather front piles grew but it will be slow—moving. it will claw its way like that. like this towards the east the big eastern areas tomorrow, anywhere from about newcastle may stay dry through most of the afternoon whereas western areas have a lot of cloud and bits and pieces of rain, hill fog on the drizzle, that sort of sunday afternoon. not too windy. through the course of sunday
evening, some mucky weather will push on a little further towards the east. let's summarise that. a sunny saturday today and then tomorrow some of us, eventually all of us, will get a little rain. not too bad at all. thank you very much. 647 and we will be back with the headlines at the top of the hour. but first it is time for click. believe it or not, modern nursing as we know it only dates back to the 18005, to the time of florence nightingale and other pioneers. the royal college of nursing, here in london, is now in its 101st year. for all the life—saving technology that we've seen, the actual act of nursing itself is one relationship that so far has remained uniquely human.
but our population is ageing. 20% ofjapan is over the age of 60. and in the uk, a quarter will be over 65 by 2045. this all means that the pressures on nursing are increasing, and looking after elderly people is becoming a pressing issue around the world. kat hawkins travelled to helsinki, in finland, to discover whether one of these could become the new one of these. i'm here in helsinki, visiting the home of marja roth sopanen. hello! hello, how are you? nice to meet you! nice meeting you! she is an ex—air hostess, who likes to keep active at the age of 73. look at the hat as well.
that was ages ago! but, after a skiing accident a few years ago, she developed epilepsy. ifell down, backwards, hit my head. i was unconscious for a little while, then got up and skied, and that's when it started. her epilepsy means she needs daily medication and that her family, who live in new york, want to make sure she's 0k. they get this reassurance from her daily nursing visit, over on the living room table. do you think that this is as good as a nursing visit? it's better because they see, actually physical, see me, and then i don't have to wait for somebody to come. they want to check basically that i — ask if i took my pill, and... and just see how you are? howi... yeah. face, actually, to see the picture, to see that i'm 0k. at the other end of the line is tuomo kuivamaki. he is one of the nurses here in helsinki's first virtual nursing centre. here, teams of trained nurses each make up to 50 video calls per day to people around the city
who need support. so you've still got that kind of real human... yeah, yeah. and especially some of the older customers, that's like a highlight of the day for them, to have sort of a small chat with a friendly nurse. the hope is that this will cut down on the number of home visits that nurses have to do to people who don't need physical support, freeing up more time for those that do. the software itself, called video visit, works much like any video call. so, while the tech isn't that new, helsinki is unique in how wisely the government is using it, and that can mean big savings for them. an in—person nursing visit can cost around 40 euros, but this new type of checkup costs as little as five. and what really comes across, watching this call, is that they do have a relationship. they're chatting away. and itjust shows that that nursing element, that real human connection, is still there, even though it's a video call.
people do hesitate at technology, and especially in nursing. we have virtual home care. we are actually taking care of people. it's scary that the robots are coming and taking ourjobs. actually, the robots are in here already, but they are easing ourjob, and actually giving us the freedom to focus on people who actually need our physical help. that was kat. now, medical technologies, of course, are improving across—the—board. one example is the use of wearable technology for tracking facial muscles. now, this can be transformative for people with conditions like facial palsy, parkinson's and autism, allowing them to control devices remotely, or even just smile naturally. my name is bethan robertson—smith, and i'm doing my daily routine. it's a series of exercises to flex the muscles in my face. in 2008, when i was at university
studying to be a veterinary nurse, i had a serious car accident. i had a fractured skull, an acquired brain injury, and i was left with facial palsy, also known as facial paralysis. it meant that every one of the 40 muscles that gave expression in my face had been paralysed. years later, i had an operation that allowed me to smile like a mona lisa, using just two of the chewing muscles that were unaffected by the accident. it's very hard to know exactly what muscles i need to move to help me smile. i came down to brighton today to try out a new piece of technology that's going to help people like myself, who have got facial palsy. one of the surgeons who operated on me is part of a team of experts developing technologies with sensors to read the muscle activities of people with facial paralysis.
so, when you were first diagnosed, you had an examination called the needle emg, where the needle is put into the skin, into the muscles, to read the tiny electrical signals that the muscles emanate. with this technology, what we're using is these sensors that are noninvasive. so the same kind of reading, but without the pain, like none of the...? that's right. you have some degree of crossover between the muscles, and that's why you need the machine learning and the artificial intelligence, to interpret which muscle is activating. i'm sarah healey, and 30 years ago, i had a brain tumour. try to raise both eyebrows symmetrically. raise them both together. together, and relax. the operation to take it out left me with paralysis on the right—hand side of my face. ok, now smile with lips together. i am certainly not alone, as there are about 100,000 people in the uk who have had facial paralysis for years. so each one of these dots represents the position
on your face. 0k. and so, for example, if you were to try and do a left—sided smile... just smile. and relax. and the darker the red, the bigger the signal. so because my left side is better and stronger... that's right. ..it‘s showing up as stronger on the screen. that's right. this is great because for the first time, i'm getting accurate information about what is going on with my face. i tend to overwork this side of my face, so this really is giving me feedback that i have to dampen down the movements i don't want, and this isjust so good at doing that. i sort of try and practise in front of a mirror. it's not quite as subtle as this, is it? and also, i'm not that keen on looking in mirrors, to be quite honest. but it doesn't end there. this headset takes all the information from sensors, just like in the goggles, but now translates it into real—time
expressions on a 3—d cartoon. yeah, so i'm trying really hard to make her do a full smile... yes. but it feels funny on my face. yes. doing it to a mirror, you kind of tell yourself what it looks like. that's right. whereas she is like, oh, no, that's not what it looks like. it might sound strange to say, but for the first time since my accident, i'm able to see what my smile actually looks like. not to make it sound like, i dunno, a strange way, but you're kind of doing it with somebody else. yes. and it's not such a lonely thing. my biggest aim for this would be to be able to help me smile symmetrically. that's been one of my aims for the last 30 years. huh... hey, how you doing? you all right?
yeah, man, i'lljoin you in a bit. have you heard the one about the alien who walks into a bar and says... mmm, i'll have a blue milk. hmm... put it in a dirty glass... now, as impressive as this bizarre setup looks, these motion—capture suits and stages are actually the standard way that industrial light & magic uses actors to give realistic movements to computer—generated principal characters. thank you very much. no worries! you were very frightening. ah, good. i mean, he's a nice dad, i think, jalien. even the fact that jalien here is being rendered in real time for the director to see during the performance is not in itself new. what is brand—new here is the live rendering ofjethro's facial expressions. you know, our big focus was around the face and being able to capture the face at the same time as the body. and we can determine what expressions are happening each frame, and then directors can see
that live and make decisions on if the character is working as a character, whether his expressions need to change in terms of the model. in order to process an actor's expressions quickly enough, only one face cam and a few mo—cap dots are used. this simplified live data is then compared to a higher—resolution 3—d capture of the actor's face that's ta ken beforehand on a rig called... ..the medusa. now, unlike other facial—ca ptu re systems we've seen, which take still images of the actor's face, here they're shooting video of my face moving into and out of each emotion. that means that the facial recreation and the animations will look a lot more natural. the live, high—quality rendering of both face and body can also become a magic mirror on sets, to help the actor to get into the part. and i guess it really does make
you move differently when you're on set, if you're playing a half—tonne alien, to you being a svelte young man. it totally does, as long as i engage my imagination. because if you can see, i'm totally beautifully... he laughs. you know, in a way that jalien can't, my wetsuit moves in a way that maybe that arm and that outfit doesn't move. it's good showing you my, er, my stuff. well, that's it for this week. don't forget, we live on facebook and on twitter... thanks for watching. thanks for having us at your place, jalien. hey, no worries, man. hmm... now, get out of here! yeah. hmm... out! move, scoot, mm! huh... jackass, huh? yeah. i've gotta go, bye. huh. hello, this is breakfast, withjon kay and naga munchetty.