this is bbc news. the headlines at 5. victory for britain at the tour de france — wales‘ geraint thomas is set to win after maintaining his lead on the penultimate stage of the race long delays on flights, ferries and eurotunnel trains as the recent extreme weather continues to cause problems. mps warn british democracy is in crisis because of targeted campaigns of hate and misinformation on social media. the chief constable of the west midlands admits his police force occasionally provides a poor, and apologises. we are incredibly busy at this time. the level of calls that we are receiving this summer are very challenging. sometimes, that service that we are providing at those peak times does not meet what the public expects. also coming up, australian sailor wendy tuck has become the first female skipper to win the clipper round the world yacht race. thousands watched her team lift the trophy in liverpool, nearly a year after they set out from the city. the cast for the next
star wars film is revealed, and it will include previously unseen footage of the late actress carrie fisher. and tom cruise returns as ethan hunt in the latest film in the mission impossible franchise. we'll get james king's take on this and the rest of the new releases at 5:45 geraint thomas is set to win the 2018 tour de france after retaining the yellowjersey at the end of today's time—trial 20th stage. hugh woozencroft is in salford, it's looked like he was going to win for a few days now — but that wasn't the plan at the start of the race? you are here this time. this is the
sports window. i'm sure you are all watching, but we kind of knew this is going to happen for quite some time. that was not the case where the start, was it? yes, it can a lwa ys the start, was it? yes, it can always be difficult, the tour de france. his name is ben at the time of the leaderboard for quite sometime but things do change coming it. chris froome the favourite of course. phyllis chai tea and of course. phyllis chai tea and of course thomas has been building towards this success during his lengthy career. he was known as a road cyclist i could quickly turn his attention to the track if needed. he is mainly known for those three world championships that he has one, two olympic titles as part of the team pursuit team. the last couple of years on the road his form has built towards the biggest prize. in 2016 he retained his title. he w011 in 2016 he retained his title. he won the paris to nice in france. and
we saw the potential last year for the winner. the first british writer to win the tour of the alps but there was a crash. that is one of cycling's big three races. thus i can withdraw and he had more bad luck. the first welshman in yellow at the tour de france. that was in the night stage and he suffered a broken collarbone. this year, no slip ups for him and he is set to win tomorrow. the difficulty has really been for chris froome. as i said, winning four titles but after he won in spain at the end of last year, especially doing for the italian guccione, it would take his toll. no poor performance or him, but really did not show throughout the tour de france that he was going to be the man that was going to last out until the end and it was thomas went took the mantle from him. now come is 1a sky whether they can both
keep him for next season, and if they do keep them both who will be that lead rider heading into 2019? he has pretty much won it by winning today. tomorrow is more of a procession into paris reverie eases off. earlier on air of speaking to his former and he said he said he had been cycling since the age of ten. geraint thomas has that you quys ten. geraint thomas has that you guys a number of occasions his success guys a number of occasions his success is down to hard work not performance—enhancing drugs. do you think this is enough to give this sport a clean slate now? well, if you watch the stage today and you saw chris and thomas going through france, they were there. we have seen throughout the course of the store they have many incidents included water being thrown as if races last year. you're in thrown on chris froome. the reputation in the sport of course will not be clear
for some time following lance armstrong and the huge furore over his wins which of course have now been taken away from them. that still mars the sport, but it's great to see clean athletes like geraint thomas going through and winning the tour de france. that will build the reputation and it is enhanced in this country. at the moment we have british winners, but that does not carry through to some the other countries. in particular, france and when they are not overly happy particularly with the amount of money brought in by sponsorship to the sport. they have taken things to the sport. they have taken things to the sport. they have taken things to the sport. i guess that's repetition across the sport will not be changed drastically by this result. many thanks. we will see later. much more on the tour de france and we can sport as well. we had the weather now and people
heading on a holiday. now it storms leading to misery for tens of thousands of people. violent storms and lightning strikes have caused the cancellation of flights and trains. among the worst affected have been stansted airport, the eurotunnel and the east coast mainline. simonjones reports. the holiday getaway from hell, seemingly unending queues at stansted airport as flights were cancelled, blamed on the thunderstorms that meant planes couldn't fly safely. after waiting for several hours, many had to give up and head home. it's just incredible how unaccountable they are, there is no—one here to deal with it. the queues are never ending. people are supposed to wait. it's ridiculous. we have been waiting for six hours. then they say that the flight is delayed. then we come back here, another queue for ten hours, just to talk with them. the storms that swept in, heralding the end of the heatwave,
were supposed to put a stop to this, too — the chaos at the channel tunnel. for three days, trains had been unable to run at full capacity because it was too hot. the air conditioning couldn't cope. now it's much cooler, but delays have gone up, a six and a half hour wait for some. the company says it's taking time to bring back the carriages that had to be taken out of service. lightning strikes have also taken out some rail services. whoa! and members of the rmt union have walked out on strike on southwestern railway and eurostar. weather alerts remain in place, warning of danger, as the weather continues to claim lives. this morning, a body was found close to the beach at clacton on sea in essex, after a teenager went missing in the water. simon jones, bbc news. earlier we spoke to katherine da costa at stansted airport. here's what she had to say about the travel mayhem. sta nsted
stansted airport sta nsted airport has stansted airport has confirmed that 30 flights were cancelled yesterday affecting ryanair, 30 flights were cancelled yesterday affecting rya nair, thomas 30 flights were cancelled yesterday affecting ryanair, thomas cook, easyj et affecting ryanair, thomas cook, easyjet and because of those cancellations that means the planes are not where they're supposed to be, and that causes knock on effects into today meaning thousands of passengers have been heavily delayed. we have been hearing from plenty of passengers at stan said who say they're very tired, very frustrated now. some of them waiting 24 frustrated now. some of them waiting 2a hours before the next flight and they have spent the night on the floor. they're not getting information. that seems to be the frustrating thing that they are waiting for many hours. some told me they have made it onto a plane only to sit on the tarmac for six hours with very little in the way. refreshments only being offered water. they were told to plain missed their spot and had returned to the airport and continue waiting to the airport and continue waiting to replay and their luggage. one man
said he had enough after 16 hours of waiting with no information and had spent £1000, or 1000 euros i should say on another flight from gatwick, a hotel room and a taxi because it does not depart until wednesday. many, many people badly affected and sta nsted many, many people badly affected and stansted airport many, many people badly affected and sta nsted airport has many, many people badly affected and stansted airport has said the huge queuesin stansted airport has said the huge queues in the crowds, that was because passengers had decided to stay at the airport to read book after their flights had been cancelled. now they say the queues have gone down and in many check—in areas they have gone down, it seems to be ryanair areas they have gone down, it seems to be rya nair that areas they have gone down, it seems to be ryanair that seems to be the worst affected. they‘ re to be ryanair that seems to be the worst affected. they're still suffering from delays and cancellations all of the company has not confirmed exactly how many flights have been cancelled although by looking at the information boards it looks like it's in double figures. stansted it looks like it's in double figures. sta nsted airport
it looks like it's in double figures. stansted airport has said that passengers should speak to their airlines as to ryanair, they have blamed the severe weather yesterday and staff shortages which they say are air traffic control for they say are air traffic control for the delays. and apologise to customers and said the fact is beyond their control. we received some pictures here that has led to severe flooding in parts of northern ireland this afternoon. many roads have been affected and drivers are being advised exercise caution. there are reports of some businesses being flooded in belfast too. the weather continuing to cause problems for travellers as the head off on holiday. simonjones is watching the situation for us. what's it like there? we can see long queues behind you, simon. the
queue behind me are people waiting to get into the euro tunnel, and it's inching forward but little more than that. at the moment people are being told they are facing a two hour wait being told they are facing a two hourwait in being told they are facing a two hour wait in that queue just to get to check—in. once they get to check in theirfacing to check—in. once they get to check in their facing another three hours on the terminal, but they may be slightly relieved, because this morning the total weight was six and a half hours, so the euro tunnel saying things are improving, but it's really not a massive improvement of people heading out on the holidays. desperate to get away. the strange thing is that yesterday we we re the strange thing is that yesterday we were standing here in glorious sunshine, well above 30 degrees and the company was blaming the tree in hot weather for the delays of saying some of the carriages had become simply too hot to use. the acquisition could not cope and for that reason had to be taken out of service. he said as soon as the temperature dipped things should get back to normal. today it's nowhere near as side, the temperature is
normal, there a window. but the worst delays than ever. the company says it has taken time to put those carriages that were taken out of service because of the heat back into service, but for the people caught in that try to get away on a holiday is of little comfort. thank you. voters are being systematically manipulated by the spread of fake news, according to a group of mps. in a report due tomorrow, but which has already been leaked, the culture, digital media and sport select committee says the uk is facing a "democratic crisis." it's urging tighter regulation of political posts on social media and measures to combat interference in elections. our political correspondent susana mendonca told me mps believe the law needs to change. previously we obviously have leaflets i go for pupils stores, but
with a lot of the online campaigning we don't know where it's coming from 01’ we don't know where it's coming from or what have you. mps have been looking at this since last year, with the revelations of course about people's personal data being harvested on facebook by a company called cambridge analytic which raised concerns because it was being used to influence us elections, and mps here have been looking at whether or not something similar may have been happening during the eu referendum and looking whether or not they have been influenced from four countries like russia for example. all areas of concern and if you look at the wording of this report it's pretty strong language. they talk about how the uk is facing a democratic crisis ina the uk is facing a democratic crisis in a state of voters had been relentlessly targeted by online m essa 9 es relentlessly targeted by online messages that are a sickly preying on theirfears messages that are a sickly preying on their fears and prejudices in order to influence the way that a vote. so what are the
recommendations? it's not easy to police? it's far ranging in terms of what they're suggesting. firstly, they're looking at new online campaigning rules, so basically the idea that he would have to make it clear where adverts come from because a lot of those adverts pop up because a lot of those adverts pop up on your social media and you don't know who is generating them. and also a public register as part of those new rules so that anybody can see the adverts that are being targeted at other individuals, because the point about this is that people get targeted according to their interests. for example, if you're their interests. for example, if you' re interested their interests. for example, if you're interested in immigration or things like animal welfare you will get targeted with adverts specifically around that. another one of the recommendations is to have a tax on social media networks. all of the mps are saying the social media networks have responsibility and they cannot just media networks have responsibility and they cannotjust carry on hiding
behind the idea that they are just a platform and a publisher. the mps are saying if something in between the needs to be a new category for them, and that basically they need to be taxed in orderfor that them, and that basically they need to be taxed in order for that to find the new regulations around them and also to fund education and schools in the way that they will know what fake news is. another recommendation which is a watchdog that polices the electoral processes should be given the power to impose tougherfines, should be given the power to impose tougher fines, because of the should be given the power to impose tougherfines, because of the moment they look troll commission can only impose fines of £20,000. there have been mornings though from campaigners saying they have been impeding the rights to freedom of speech. also heard from dominic cummings, he the former director of vote leave which the official campaign to leave the eu. he leaked this report that's supposed to come out tomorrow and he leaked it yesterday. he also refused to be
involved in the report in the mps wa nted involved in the report in the mps wanted to interview him. he has described this as fake news, and we have heard from the government today and this is a report by backbench mps and the government would have to ta ke mps and the government would have to take on his recommendations for any of these two come into play. they say they will consider the final recommendations but they are looking for new online safety laws to make it much safer than it is now. tens of thousands of people have fled their homes in northern california as a huge wildfire continues to burn out of control. two people have been killed and hundreds of buildings have been destroyed. firefighters are battling to control the blaze that's been likened to a tornado of fire. courtney bembridge reports. firefighters say they are battling a fire tornado. fuelled by high temperatures and large pockets of dry vegetation. the fire has destroyed 500 homes in california, and threatened thousands more. oh, my goodness.
the blaze has been burning for six days. so far it has scorched more than 118,000 acres of land, an area larger than the city of san francisco. further south, another fire rages, this one deliberately lit, forcing thousands to flee their homes. i didn't realise how much my home means to me. in the community. while many seek shelter in evacuation centres, others have been able to return to where homes once stood. we came around the corner and saw this and it was pretty... heartbreaking. we knew if a fire came up it was going to take it. well, it took it. it has taken ten years for it to happen but, yes, it's sad. it is the worst start to the fire
season that california has seen in a decade. we have had the drought issue for years now in california. the wildfire aspect has intensified over the years so we've experienced more and more damaging wildfires, fires that start rapidly. it is like throwing gas in these fires. they spread so fast. in december, california's governor said devastating wildfires fuelled by climate change have become the new normal and that large fires could happen every year. almost 3500 firefighters are battling to control the carr fire, working through the night to try to contain the blaze, but authorities warn many homes more may be lost. the headlines on bbc news. britain's geraint thomas is set to win the tour de france after maintaining his lead
on the penultimate day of the race long delays on flights, ferries and eurotunnel trains as the recent extreme weather continues to cause problems mps warn british democracy is in crisis because of targeted campaigns of hate and misinformation on social media. the chief constable of england's second largest police force says budget cuts mean the current level of policing in the west midlands is not sustainable. dave thompson has apologised to people who feel they've received a poor service from his officers — whose numbers have fallen by around a quarter since 2010. mr thompson says he's having to prioritise which crimes to investigate. sima kotecha reports. a taxidriver in birmingham. the guys came and smashed the screen
and the wipers. the great pile of bricks on me and for said hit me, i was in this position and hit me on my elbow, and then on the side. then ijust lied down my elbow, and then on the side. then i just lied down and my elbow, and then on the side. then ijust lied down and saw them coming. he says he was reviewed the targeted in a matter of minutes, his arm and waste were severely bruised. he claims the police or sponsor was neil leaving him feeling afraid and deflated. i don't feel safe. they are not scared of police because they feel they will not get caught. that's what they told you on yourface. west midlands police admits, at times, it's struggling. and that is simply can't investigate every crime because of a lack of resources . every crime because of a lack of resources. sometimes the service will be poor service, sometimes actually the service is what we can
offer. sometimes that may not be where it is. the head of the country is the second—largest force goes even further and says it's sorry. the man on the service is going up because local authorities and others service has been reduced so more vulnerable people come to place. we are ata vulnerable people come to place. we are at a point where that is not a sustainable position anymore, and i'm sorry about that but that's the reality. west midlands police has experienced the biggest budget cut of any other force in the country. it has 2000 fewer police officers today than it had in 2010, and over the next few years and expects to lose hundreds more. new figures show the number of front—line police officers in england and wales has reduced by 20,000 over the last eight years. the government says this force will get millions of extra cash over the next year, and that it expects the police to investigate every crime thoroughly.
according to the officer who leads the force, that simply is not possible. sima kotecha, bbc news, in the west midlands. female skippers have taken first and second place in the clipper round the world yacht race — a first in team ocean racing. australian wendy tuck became the first female skipper to win the a0 thousand nautical mile event. her boat — sanya serenity coast — beat 11 other teams to the title. there was also british success at the event — as skipper nikki henderson, who is only 25, came second with her team visit seattle. more than 700 sailors took place in the race. our correspondent peter harris spoke to wendy tuck at the finish line in liverpool. well this is the prize—giving for the crews who completed the round the world yacht race. and obviously wonderful scenes here. and i am pleased to say we're joined by the winning skipper, wendy tuck. congratulations, wendy. thank you so much. what does it feel like to be here at last to the end? it's amazing — i can't believe it, i can't believe we've done it and this is just extraordinary.
the reception here in liverpool is just amazing. you are the first female skipper to win this event. how does that feel? amazing, it still hasn't sunk in yet. i don't think, it's... yeah, not yet. and what message do you hope that imparts to other women, i guess, to give it a go as you have done? i think if you put your heart to anything, you can go out and do anything. if you just believe in yourself, you can do anything. you are a professional. obviously, those who you were on board with aren't. what kind of challenges does that bring? the hardest part is getting the team to gel. you might have people who are really competitive, people who aren't. and just trying to get them all to come together, that's the hardest part. you can teach anybody the sail, and a lot of people who could sail but that's the easy part. it's making the team come together, that's the hardest part. having achieved this, what's next for you ? no idea. a holiday — holiday and lots of champagne! lots of champagne! thank you very much forjoining us. thank you. that's wendy tuck there, the skipper of sanya, the winning yacht there, i'm still getting too excited, here at the round the world yacht race.
lage crowds of supporters of the two main candidates in zimbabwe's election have gathered in the capital harare, on the last day of campaigning before monday's presidential elections — the first since robert mugabe was ousted last november. mr mugabe's successor and former close colleague, emmerson is hoping to legitimise his rule. i spoke to our zimbabwe correspondent nomsa maseko in harare, and asked her if zimbabwe really has a chance now to break away from the chains of mugabe we heard earlier from we heard earlierfrom the residence, emerson, who wants to legitimise his leadership because you can call that a military coup eight months ago which ousted the former president, mugabe, the leader at the moment, emerson will want to legitimise his
leadership but also that selection has been described as the most important election since independence simply because the name of robert mugabe will not be on the ballot paper and the late former prime minister. when it comes to the election itself, how well can we trust the outcome, the votes, and the conduct of those counting the vote ? the conduct of those counting the vote? other any international monitors there? for the first time in decades until national observers have been left inside, that is seen asa have been left inside, that is seen as a positive start, and also the fa ct as a positive start, and also the fact that there has not been violence in the lead up to the selections, also they're seeing that as another positive thing to happen and the fact that opposition
supporters walking hand—in—hand earlier today wearing their respective colours. walking towards their respective rallies. this was never seen their respective rallies. this was never seen especially back in 2013, which was the last election where the former president, mugabe, one that election. you are getting a real sense of zimbabwe turning a corner there, are you? that's exactly what is going on. especially regarding voters, young voters are quite optimistic, they want change, they want whoever will win these elections to take the country forward , elections to take the country forward, and also fix this economy and make sure that young people get implemented, which is part of the reason why they have been going off to neighbouring countries here in south africa in search ofjobs. four men have been charged with attempted murder and weapons
offences following a shooting in leytonstone's lascelles close on thursday night involving police. no—one was hurt in the exchange. the men were found in possession of a shotgun, an axe and a zombie knife and will appear in court on monday. just a shade what we are talking about. very popular area with commuters into london, just borders with . residential area there. . residentialarea there. very shocked to hear of the violence. millions of people have witnessed the longest lunar eclipse this century, as the moon passed through the shadow of the earth turning a mysterious red. known as a "blood moon", the eclipse lasted for one hour and 43 minutes and coincided with the closest pass of mars for 15 years. stefan levy has more. it was a spectacular sight for star
grazers across the globe. one hour 43 minutes as it was totally eclipsed by the earth. the best views were across eastern europe and east africa and asia. east africa, and asia, where the entire eclipse was visible. the moon is passing right through the centre of the earth's shadow, so it's where the earth's shadow is at its widest, and so it lasts the longest. and the only light from the sun that can reach it is actually the light that's been filtered through the earth's atmosphere, and that's why it goes this beautiful dusky red colour. catching a glimpse of the eclipse was hit—and—miss for stargazers in the uk, due to cloudy conditions, but the lucky ones managed to see the moon go fully red. meanwhile, in brazil, people of all ages were out to enjoy the spectacle. translation: it's very beautiful. very beautiful. it was great being here, and the moon was very beautiful, more so with this telescope. translation: it was very interesting to see at the beginning, when the moon appeared, when it became very clear, and bit by bit, the earth throwing a shadow.
i thought it was very, pretty and i liked the planet mars even more, which you could see right next to the moon. over the coming days, mars will be at its closest point to earth since 2003, but the lunar eclipse doesn't just coincide with the red planet's close approach. skywatchers will also be treated to a particularly good few of venus, jupiter and saturn. and if you didn't manage to catch this year's lunar eclipse, you can take solace in the knowledge that the next one is a mere six months away. stefan levy, bbc news. the cast for the next star wars film has been revealed with a mixture of veteran stars and new faces set to appear. the late actress carrie fisher will also feature, using previously unseen footage. fisher, who played princess leia in the film series, died suddenly in 2016. veterans mark hamill, who plays luke skywalker, and anthony daniels who plays c—3po, have also been confirmed. finally, we all knew that mary berry
is a culinary queen, but it seems she's also been hiding another talent. the former bake offjudge joined rick astley on stage at camp bestival to play the drums. it's not clear why the tv chef ended up onstage but the never gonna give you up singer earlier tweeted he had "bumped into" her onsite. there he is. i will leave you to work out the rest. arguably, it is the best festival ever. a break in any way for this
after the dramatic shift the weather and that's about as dramatic as it gets. particularly in east anglia come within a 10 degrees drop. this weekend, blustery wind showers and prolonged rain. feels more like autumn in northern ireland today with a cloud of rain. this is a weather front swept earlier on. another system that will bring wet and windy weather to knowledge areas and windy weather to knowledge areas and the kick in the jet stream whipping out the weather and we have that shot of cooler air coming in off the northern atlantic. hence those temperatures are pretty low here in the northwest of the country. by the time you get to 5pm saw 13 to 15 degrees in the northwest, still pretty warm in east anglia. the weather goes downhill tonight across the uk and also on the western isles. below we herewith gear force winds and also very blustery around the west country and
wales with heavy rain. we could see something like 15 mm of rain, a real something like 15 mm of rain, a real something on the way, so for holiday—makers here not a great picture. across western scotland another one in the south, so kind of being attacked from two directions here in the north end of the south. the rain sweeps are in the morning across the southwest coast of england: the midlands and the heavier rain sheers off towards the northwest and there won't be as much around east anglia and the south. we actually do need the more rain. we have not had enough. the temperatures tomorrow mostly around the 20 degrees mark in the high teens, quite a fresh day on the way to tomorrow. a little bit below par for this time of year which is pretty rare. monday, a big low— pressure pretty rare. monday, a big low— pressure across pretty rare. monday, a big low—pressure across the atlantic driving the weather, so we still get that feed off of the atlantic, so staying on the french side butjust
starting to come off the continent by the time we get to monday and tuesday to the south, so it looks like temperatures will be creeping back up again. a quick summary for the week ahead and we had a fresh start with showers could at a gradual warming up towards the end of the week. hello this is bbc news with chris rogers. the headlines. britain's geraint thomas is set to win the tour de france after maintaining his lead on the penultimate day of the race long delays on flights, ferries and eurotunnel trains as the recent extreme weather continues to cause problems. mps warn british democracy is in crisis because of targeted campaigns of hate and misinformation on social media. and tom cruise returns as ethan hunt in the latest film
in the mission impossible franchise. we'll get james king's take on this and the rest of the new releases at 5:45pm. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's hugh woozencroft. good evening. well it's the day the tour de france was sealed for another briton — this time a welshman — geraint thomas — he's etched his name into history and will be confirmed as the 2018 winner with the processional ride into paris tomorrow for the traditional finish on the champs—elysees. chris froome battled to third after today's time trial 20th stage. drew savage reports. after three weeks of wasting, geraint thomas time is come. he knew it was his to keep. maybe he had a few nerves on the start line. they call the time trial the race of truth. but the truth is he's the strongest rider in the race. really it was a battle for the other places on the podium, and hats off to chris froome. he put in a storming ride to claim back the third place he'd lost yesterday.
provided thomas could stay on his bike — this the only slip on an otherwise impeccable ride — the welshman's lead of two minutes never looked under serious threat. the man in second place kept up the pressure. tom dumoulin, the world time trial champion, fastest of all on stage 20. but could only take back 1a seconds on the overall leader. this is geraint thomas's tour de france — as he crossed the line he knew he'd done enough. the racing was over. his ride on to the last podium in paris tomorrow will be one of celebration. drew savage, bbc news. joining me now is our sports reporter adam wild. adam, maybe it's not the name team sky was hoping to be their champion but in a way it's not a huge surprise. but we know we have the credentials. this is the culmination of what is been a extranet career for geraint thomas. over at tickets since he
made his debut in this event in 2007. he was the youngest rider in the whole of the tour de france. 11 yea rs the whole of the tour de france. 11 years on the rock, he will be confirmed as the jacket as drew was saying because tomorrow is the processional. no rivaljohn sent down the champs—elys es. he will become the third british champion. the first welshman. it is extraordinaire to think back as recently as a few years ago that britain never had a tour de france champion. now they've had three. chris froome running it four times. thomas becomes the first welshman to win the fort —— tour de france. an extraordinary achievement especially 14 extraordinary achievement especially 1a skype. they have had great domination over the few years. —— tea m domination over the few years. —— team sky. he met his wife at the final stages evening. you can see what it really meant to him. this is
an extraordinary achievement for the tea m an extraordinary achievement for the team and for geraint thomas. fantastic achievement. adam, thanks so fantastic achievement. adam, thanks so much forjoining us. defending champion lewis hamilton has taken pole position in a wet qualifying session for tomorrow's hungarian grand prix. hamilton headed his mercedes team—mate valtteri bottas, while title rival sebastian vettel could manage only fourth. as nick parrott reports. in formula 1 it is usually the best car that wins but when it rains, the driver process skill comes to the fore. it could leave them struggling to see and he got lost in the mess. dues and the run times left the red bull drivers stranded in 12. if that was unlucky things are worse for we ntz stroll. was unlucky things are worse for wentz stroll. he walks into the barriers. lewis hamilton likened the condition to making things more like ballet. requiring a tiptoe approach. he'd failed to top the time sheet in any of the practise or qualifying sessions. until the one that mattered. he had done until then but
sebastian was more than half a second behind mercedes and forth with his team about terri alonso and hamilton will hopefully be victory. but it might be better to finish second as the winner of the hungarian grand prix has not gone into clay and jb jett hungarian grand prix has not gone into clay and jbjett and hungarian grand prix has not gone into clay and jb jett and the hungarian grand prix has not gone into clay and jbjett and the same year since 200a. —— claimed the championship. in the women's hockey world cup, south africa have been knocked out of the tournament despite an impressive draw against argentina. south africa's goal came from jade mayne just two seconds before half time, leaving the argentinian goalkeeper belen succi on her knees in the net. and it was maria granatto who brought the score to one all for argentina. elsewhere in the tournament, germany beat spain 3—1 to secure the top spot in their pool. spain finish third in their qualifying group, while argentina take second place. those two teams will head into a play—off to decide who will reach the quarter finals. britain's olympic bronze medallist vicky holland,
has won the edmonton leg of the world triathlon series. and adding to her win in the city three years ago. it was an imperious performance from holland — who led out of the water, and the bike, before breaking clear of a number of athletes on the run — including australian ashleigh gentle. a trio of british athletes, followed her in third, fourth and fifth with georgia taylor—brown, jess learmonth and jodie stimpson next across the line. jonnie brownlee finished fifth in the men's race. i wasn't sure how that was going to play out. we had a big group running together. i know! play out. we had a big group running together. i know i have been running well but i know that the other british girls aren't such competitors. i kept the pressure on andi competitors. i kept the pressure on and i sensed she disappeared for my shoulder with about 700 to go. athletic‘s world governing body, the iaaf, says russia will remain banned from the sport until at least december. they've been suspended since november 2015, after a state—sponsorsed systematic doping programme was uncovered and whilst the iaaf concedes that
russian athletics has made significant progress the ban will remain in place, at least until the council meets again. australian sailor wendy tuck has become the first female skipper ever to win a round the world international yacht race. this year's race ended with the sprint finish up the river mersey to the royal albert docks in liverpool, which was taken by tuck's boat sanya serenity coast. and second place also went to a woman — that was british sailor skipper nikki henderson. the 25—year—old from guildford is the youngest ever skipper in the race. durham jets have won today's t20 blast game against notts outaws by seven wickets. england all—rounder ben stokes went for ten and had no answers to harry gurney‘s perfect yorker, but his team chased down nott‘s score of 132 with ease and took a comfortable win. —— outlaws. trainer sir michael stoute has secured a record—breaking sixth king george trophy win
with poet's word at ascot. stoute — who had his first king george win with shergar in 1981 — also claimed second with crystal ocean. mesut ozil ended a fraught week off the pitch with a goal for arsenal in their thumping 5—1 friendly win over paris sant germain in singapore. ozil announced his retirement from international football with germany last weekend saying he felt discriminated against by the nation's football hierarchy. he opened the scoring for arsenal in this one though, with alexandre lacazette adding two more. arsenal will continue their preseason campaign against london rivals chelsea in dublin on wednesday. motherwell came from behind against clyde to guarantee their place in the last 16 of the scottish cup. connor sammon securing a 3—1win with his stoppage time header. the new english premier league season is less than two weeks away, with fans speculating on who might claim manchester city's title. liverpool have signalled their intent with some big money purchases,
prompting manchester united's bossjoe mourinho to label the merseysider‘s the title favourites. well we get a chance to see if that's the case when united and liverpool meet in a friendly in michigan later. here's our reporter simon stone. whether it is jokes and press convert says or sell these with fans, jurgen klopp is a man of the people. in this enormous michigan stadium later today, 100,000 fans will find out whether klopp has got any chance of adding silverware to the smiles. at liverpool this season. the game against manchester united is been given at its —— added spice byjosie mourinho. mourinho thinks that klopp gets an easy ride considering he has won nothing in his three seasons at hempfield. maybe this isn't finally —— season
finally, you demand that they went. i think you have to be fair. and you have to say the teen did you have with the investments you are making, but interests in you start making last season, not just this season, last season, not just this season, last season, not just this season, last season that you made in january and that you make now that probably will beat the records of the premier league this season. i don't see another team getting close to that level of investment. a team that was a finalist in the champions league. you have to say you are a big candidate. you have to win. klopp is not rising to the bait stop with he likes to talk. it is not easy to reach that point. but... yeah. what
cani reach that point. but... yeah. what can i say about that? it's... jos can i say about that? it's... jos can say whatever he wants to save regardless is areas. i can do the same. but! regardless is areas. i can do the same. but i have no interest. it may be preseason, but there is no such thing as a friendly between manchester united and liverpool. england's to most successful clubs have a rivalry that endorse weather back home on old trafford and sam field or hear at the 107,000 capacity michigan stadium. there is no premier league points at stake on saturday, but the outcome may well give us a clue as to which of these two great clubs will give manchester city the greatest threat in the premier league this season. our thanks to simon stone out in michigan. geraint thomas said to be named the tour de france winner in paris tomorrow after surviving
today's 20th stage. that's all the sport for now. we will be back with sports eight at 6:30pm. now time for the film review. hello and a very warm welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's top cinema releases is james king. nice to see you, james. good to see you, too. the summer is upon us. what have you been watching? well, i've been watching action on the streets, as tom cruise saves the world again and mission: impossible — fallout. and there's been action in the air as well, as dracula and his pals go on a monster vacation in hotel transylvania three. and there's been action in the alps, as i went back 5000 years for the story of the iceman.
well, every genre is covered this week. mission: impossible, my goodness, it looks like they've spent an awful lot on this. it does, this is number six. the first one way back in 1996, unbelievably. tom cruise, of course, is back as ethan hunt — the imf special agent. this time he's tracking down some missing weapons—grade plutonium, helped of course by his usual cohorts. so, ving rhames is back, simon pegg is back, rebecca ferguson — who was in the previous film — is back for this one. there is a new boy — henry cavill. we know him as superman in the movies. yes. he's playing a cia agent who's watching over every move that ethan hunt makes. of course, it is action—packed. they say that the traffic in paris is very bad. that's not going to stop tom cruise though, is it? let's have a look. do you copy? we copy, go. change of plans. i'm blown. need a distraction. we're on our way. sirens
very, very slick, isn't it? i thought it was just brilliant. and, you know, tom cruise has been doing this for a long time. it's over 35 years he has been acting now, leading man. and just the energy of the guy and the dynamism of the guy is second to none. itjust constantly surprises me. and i think that there's that balance, there is that balance that all summer blockbusters should have, the best ones should have, which is — on the one hand it does feel realistic at times. there's stuff in here about terrorism, there's stuff in here about rogue fanatics that feels like it's plucked from the newspapers, from the headlines. but then, on the other hand, it is also completely ridiculous. yes. and those action scenes like that one, there was one in the helicopter, there was the skydiving scene, they are over the top, and brilliant and fantastical and it gets the balance right between those two things. and yes, some of it is quite beautiful. yeah. the production design is so stylish. i have never seen a fight in a men's urinal look quite so stylish. i mean, you've got to tell it like it is. yeah, that's a special moment, isn't it?
i think a lot of that is down... it wasn't pure white by the end of it, lots of blood, but... christopher mcquarrie is the writer and director of this. he also did the previous one as well. he has worked with tom cruise many times on many films. he is really like a mentor to tom cruise. they work together really well. so tom crusie is star and producer and mcquarrie is writer and director and i think this is a great partnership, they produce a lot of great films and it really helped this film that it is just one writer behind it with one clear vision. it is not muddied by a whole team of writers. yes, that shows. and also, of course, it is not muddied by a lot of fan expectation and fanboy hype and buzz. that is all going on in the marvel world in the comic book world, but actually the mission: impossible films relatively speaking, just kind of come out without a lot of fuss, without a lot of hype and yet they consistently deliver the goods. it is the summer blockbuster, and that is official, isn't it? yeah, and i think it is one of the best mission: impossible films. well, there is a recommendation for the summer. cartoon? yes, hotel transylvania 3.
3! so, dracula is back, voiced by adam sandler. this time he's taking his friends on holiday, on a holiday cruise. so, that is the invisible man and frankenstein's monster and the mummy in all these ghoulish, fiendish friends. of course, they're always being followed around by their arch nemesis, mr van helsing, not too far away. and you know what, i thought i would watch this with the sound of braham stoker spinning in his grave. accompanying every scene. but it actually better than i expected. it is certainly full of energy, hyperactive, some might say. but it's not like a pixar movie. it does not have that kind of sleek feel about it, but it does have a sort of hanna—barbera craziness about it. so, even though it's nonsense, really, you are not bored watching it because it is so colourful and there is so much going on and the music is relentless. so, i don't think it is a classic...
relentless and high—energy, i am feeling like it... but it keeps you going, you know? the worst thing would be is if you feel bored watching this, but actually because it is so fast—paced boredom is one thing you don't feel. 0k. i think it is fluff and it is not as good as the incredibles 2 but it is not bad. all right, ok, and iceman. i haven't had a chance to see it but i am intrigued by this. right, you might remember back in the early 90s there was a body discovered in the alps in austria. that actually people initially thought was a hiker or a mountaineer, but it turned out to be the body of a hunter from over 5000 years ago, being preserved in the ice — it's now in a museum inordinately. —— in northern italy. but this movie is, it really the back story of how he got there, what his life story is presumed to be. a lot of it is dramatic licence. and it is all told in a roman—era alpine language.
there are no subtitles though. the director said "i don't think you're going to need subtitles, this is a universal story," actually it is true. i could understand what was going on. essentially what it is is a revenge story. they've given this hunter character a revenge story where he's trying to track down people who attacked his family. so it's kind of like taken with liam neeson, but in the alps with beers and spears. let's have a look and get a flavour of it. yeah. shouting i mean, is this a really tough watch in terms of — this is all about physical endurance, cold? yes, it's gutsy. it's definitely gutsy. and i actually say the worst thing about it is that, weirdly, it does feel quite familiar. it's very much like a hollywood revenge movie, albeit in a very different setting with a different language. so, although there is a novelty
factor to it, actually the story plays out quite conventionally. but it is certainly a curiosity. whether it is must—see, though, i don't know, but it's certainly a curiosity. intriguing, i think. yeah. ok, what have you chosen as the best out this week? first reformed, so this is from writer—director paul schrader. it is about a priest in a small town in upstate new york who is going through a crisis, many crises really, spiritual crises, personal crisis, and in a way it is paul schrader on familiar ground because — probably he most famously wrote taxi driver and has written and directed many films. often deals with questions of faith and a session and guilt. —— obsession and guilt. and it is all there in first reformed. it is a brilliant performance from ethan hawke, we tend to think of as a bit more wide—eyed and energetic in a lot of his performances. he is a broken man in this. he is at the end of his tether. he is desperate. but it is a really, talk about gutsy with iceman, this is a really gutsy film that has weight, and has depth, it has some stunning visual moments, just really full—blooded, you know. and at this time of year
when it is the season for blockbusters, if you want to see something that actually has some real guts to it, then i would recommend this. 0k. all right, first reformed. and dvd — out on dvd this week is that extraordinary isle of dogs. i mean, visually this isjust something, isn't it? it's digital download at the moment, so that is the way to watch at the moment. dvd is in a couple weeks. yes, this is wes anderson's animation about humans and their pets and the bonds between them. also of course his love letter to ja pa n. japanese directors. it really is. that actually has caused a bit of about whether this white guy from texas should be making that movie, but it is from the heart. with his usual eccentric humour, with his usual style, with his usual voice talent. jeff goldblum, bill murray, tilda swinton. i actually found it really moving. i don't think it is going to convert people who don't like his films. they are quite mannered films. but actually, that bond between humans and their pets, it is actually described rather touchingly in this phone.
—— this film. i think you're right. british people love a story about... exactly, yes. about their animals and the attention to detail in this is just teriffic. it looks amazing, absolutely amazing, really. i don't even think that it's an animation necessarily for children. i think it's probably and more adults. yes, absolutely agree. james, lovely to see you. you too, cheers. see you next week. thank you very much indeed. and that is it from both of us. we will see you, same time that week. happy cinema going, bye—bye. a break in the heat wave for now after this dramatic shift in the weather that we have seen in the last 2a hours. about as dramatic as it gets in some parts of the world. particularly in east anglia, more than a particularly in east anglia, more thana 10 particularly in east anglia, more than a 10 degrees drop. blustery this week with showers and prolonged rainfor this week with showers and prolonged rain for some of us. it feels more like autumn in northern ireland today with the cloud and rain. this is the weather front that swept
earlier on. here is another system that will bring some wet windy weather to southwestern errors and all links in this kicking thejet strea m all links in this kicking thejet stream and whipping up the weather. we have that shot of cool air coming in off the northern atlantic. the savages are in off the northern atlantic. the savages a re pretty low in off the northern atlantic. the savages are pretty low here in the northwest of the country. by the time we get to around 5pm, it's down to 15 degrees in the northwest. still pretty warm run east anglia. that was leftover from yesterday. the west goes downhill tonight. the far southwest of the uk and also western isles. gale force winds around the western isles. very blustery around west country and wales with heavy rain. you could see something more like 15 mm rain and something more like 15 mm rain and some soaking on the way. for holiday—makers here not a great picture. another low—pressure system in the south. being attacked almost in two directions here from the
north and the south. this was during the morning across the southwest. southern england, the midlands, the heavier rain sheers off towards the northwest. i don't think it will be as much a run east anglia. some people do need more rain. we haven't had enough. the temperatures tomorrow are mostly around the 20 degrees mark in the high teens. a little bit below par for the time of the year which is pretty rare these days. monday the low—pressure across the atlantic driving the weather so we still get that feed off the atlantic. staying on the far side, but it doesn't look as though the heirs arejust coming but it doesn't look as though the heirs are just coming off the continent once we get the monday and tuesday in the south. looks like the temperatures will be creeping back up temperatures will be creeping back up again. a quick summary for the week ahead. we have that fresh start with some showers that are gradually warming up towards the end of the week. this is bbc news. the headlines at 6pm. long delays on flights,
ferries and eurotunnel trains as the recent extreme weather continues to cause problems mps warn british democracy is in crisis because of targeted campaigns of hate and misinformation on social media. the chief constable of the west midlands admits his police force occasionally provides a poor service, and apologises. we are incredibly busy at this time. the level of calls that we are receiving this summer are very challenging. sometimes, that service that we are providing at those peak times does not meet what the public expects. also coming up. british victory at the tour de france. wales' geraint thomas is set to win as he maintains his lead on the penultimate day of the race australian sailor wendy tuck has become the first female skipper to win the clipper round the world yacht race.