good morning, welcome to breakfast with rachel burden and ben thompson. our headlines today: scotland yard launches a criminal investigation into the alleged leak of diplomatic emails from the uk ambassador in washington which led him to resign. braced for tropical storm barry. people in louisiana are told to stay inside as high winds and heavy flooding hit the us state. facebook is reportedly fined a record $5 billion to settle an investigation into data privacy violations. it's ladies‘ final day at wimbledon. serena williams is chasing records
against simona halep. roger federer gets the better of his old rival rafa nadal, to set up a final with novak djokovic tomorrow. good morning, it is a fairly settled weather weekend here in the uk. it will not be completely dry — there will be a few sharp showers developing as we go through the day — but equally, there'll be fair amounts of strong july sunshine as well. i will have all the details for you in around 15 minutes. it's saturday, july 13th. our top story: a criminal investigation has been launched into the alleged leak of diplomatic emails from the uk ambassador in the us, which were critical of president trump's administration. the fallout from the data breach prompted sir kim darroch to resign and has been a talking point in the conservative leadership race, as our political correspondent, nick eardley reports. kim darroch, the uk's
man in washington. he'll leave soon, though, after leaked e—mails criticising president trump caused a huge diplomatic row. last night, the met said it was investigating the leak. assistant commissioner neil basu said: there's a political row, too — borisjohnson was criticised after he refused to say he'd keep sir kim as ambassador. last night, grilled by andrew neil, he accepted an account of his comments, albeit an incorrect one, had had an impact. here's what he said sir kim told him. he said that what somebody had relayed to him had certainly played and would have been a factor. so what — your lack of support for him was a factor in his resignation? well, i think that unfortunately, what i said on that tv debate was misrepresented to kim.
some tories have accused mrjohnson of throwing the ambassador under the bus. his allies say that's nonsense. later at the hustings for members, one tory member was not impressed. but what i was trying to say... audience member: 0h, answer the bloody question! cheering and applause. the other candidate, jeremy hunt, faced pressure, too. he says he might delay brexit again to get a new deal. but for how long? on or around the 31st, it has to be before christmas. i would expect so, yes. expect so, but you cannot say for sure? is there any chance we could still go into 2020 and still be a member of the eu? i don't believe so, no. but you don't rule it out? i don't believe that would be the case. that's not a guarantee, though, and some fear more uncertainty and more delay. nick eardley, bbc news, westminster. let's get more on this from our political correspondent pete saull, who's in our london newsroom.
domestically, the picture is all about the leadership contest. how much does this row impact on that? well, i think it has become quite a key fixture mcquivey to office leadership contest. no one would have seen this coming a few weeks back as tory mps are whittling down tory contenders to the final two, but events, dear boy, events. boris johnson is under increasing pressure over this, i think, johnson is under increasing pressure overthis, ithink, it johnson is under increasing pressure over this, i think, it is still very much his race to lose. but his admittance last night to andrew neil that the comments he made earlier in the week had had an impact on kim darroch ‘s decision to do technically microbe design is potentially something conservative members will be considering as they choose how to cast their ballot. jeremy hunt also had an uncomfortable evening faced by andrew neil, particularly over his tax plans, and also his plans for brexit. the question is now, whether
this race is already won. there are still some hustings events to go, including today in essex and in bedfordshire, but we understand a lot of conservative members are yet to send their ballot papers back, even with very little time left in this race. we have a week or so because it is a weak tuesday that we will have the result, the name of oui’ will have the result, the name of our next prime minister. thank you. the american city of new orleans is experiencing strong winds and heavy rains as it prepares for tropical storm barry to make landfall. barry has been gathering speed over the gulf of mexico in recent days and may still reach hurricane strength by the time it makes landfall. our correspondent sophie long has more. high winds lashing the louisiana coast as tropical storm barry approaches land. as it travelled slowly across the warm waters of the gulf of mexico, families, friends and neighbours filled sandbags in the hope of protecting their homes. a state of emergency was declared days ago,
and people were told to stock up on supplies. they may not have another opportunity for several days. people here have seen stronger storms, but it's the amount of rain — estimates of up to 2a inches — that barry will bring that people are really worried about. i'm on the levy on the south side of the mississippi river. you can see new orleans just over there. now, forecasters are predicting that a storm surge is gonna travel upriver from the gulf of mexico. just to give you a sense of how high water levels already are, people tell me that normally, they can walk amongst these bushes and trees that have been almost completely submerged in water. forecasters say the combination of conditions predicted over the next few days could cause water levels to crest at a historic high, and dangerously close to the top of the levies that protect new orleans from being submerged. the defence and drainage systems have been strengthened since the catastrophic flooding that followed hurricane katrina. that storm of 2005 claimed
more than 1,800 lives. but the city's mayor has warned there's no drainage system in the world that can handle the amount of rain they're expecting to fall over the next 48 hours. sophie long, bbc news, new orleans. facebook is reportedly facing a $5 billion fine over the misuse of personal data and privacy breaches. it is the largest ever fine levied against a tech company. facebook has been hit by a series of privacy scandals including one involving the political consultancy, cambridge analytica. ministers are playing down the significance of sending another warship to the gulf. hms duncan will join the british tanker that was threatened by iranian gunboats earlier this week. iran has already warned the uk it's playing a "dangerous game". meanwhile, politicians in america have voted to restrict president trump's ability to attack iran after he claimed he didn't need their approval for such an action. new national guidelines on sleep could be introduced
by the government. according to a leaked draft seen by the times, a failure to get between seven and nine hours of shut—eye a night has been associated with physical and mental health problems. those pictures! scientists have released fascinating images of the world's largest iceberg, on the move. take a look at this. satellites have been tracking the progress of a 160 kilometre block of ice, since it broke off from the antarctic ice shelf two years ago. the berg, which is thought to weigh around one trillion tonnes is predicted to make its way north towards the south atlantic on a path that has become known as "iceberg alley."
you would want to keep your eyes open if you are heading down that particular place! overnight, the wall street journal has been reporting that the federal trade commission have approved a record five billion dollarfine on facebook to settle an investigation into data privacy violations. if confirmed, it would be the largest ever fine placed by the regulators on a tech company, significantly higher than the current record of $22.5 million. we can speak now tojeni tennison, chief executive of the open data institute. good morning, thank you forjoining us on good morning, thank you forjoining us on the programme. just give us a sense of the background to this. reports overnight, this massive fine on facebook and it relates particularly to that cambridge analytic connection and the data harvesting. just explain that. what happened with cambridge analytica
was that they spoke at the time allowed applications to get access to people and their friends and family, say people who had given permission but friends and family that probably hadn't, and that was used by an academic to create profiles, to understand peoples psychology. that was then used by cambridge analytica in order to target adverts through facebook, which allegedly influenced the outcome of the brexit referendum here in the uk, and the presidential election in the us. this $5 billion fine, it sounds like a lot of money, and is of course a lot of money, but it is about one third of face ‘s annual profits, so in the grand scheme of things, people are saying it should be more. yes, it is a large amount of money by any kind of
assessment, but the important thing was that facebook was predicting they were going to get fined quite a large amount, so they set aside about $3 billion in order to cater for that. so when the vine comes along, it is not so much of a shock to the system. —— fine. when we want to the system. —— fine. when we want to have strong regulation about the way in which our data is used, data about us, then we need the regulators action to actually mean something to the companies that are being regulated. ithink something to the companies that are being regulated. i think that is why the fine part of the ftc intervention probably is not the thing that is going to really make a difference to facebook. interestingly, early on the programme we spoke to a reporter in los angeles who broke this story for the wall streetjournal, los angeles who broke this story for the wall street journal, and los angeles who broke this story for the wall streetjournal, and she pointed out that shares rose after that story came out, suggesting that actually a lot of investors think it is not as bad as previously thought,
and maybe doesn't come with some regulation that was also expected. that's right. what we have to look for next, and i don't think we know exactly what is going to come through from this, people were talking about whether there might be some kind of personal responsibility given to mark zuckerberg, or other high up people in facebook around the use of personal data, and i think also significant is to look at the kind of regulations that might be put around the use of data for targeted advertising. if you look at what is going on in the uk, the ico bus and a great recent statement around the use of data in ad tech and the competition and marketing authorities investigation into digital advertising, i think it is the advertising part of the equation which would really make an impact to these kinds of organisations. yes, and that idea that if further regulation comes with that, because
we don't yet know whether facebook is going to pay debts. they have not responded to our calls for a statement. but we are clear, mark zuckerberg and the rest of his team are trying to put that front and centre now, that privacy is their main concern, they are changing their website, how they do business, because there is worry that they will be regulation that stops them doing certain things that make them a lot of money. that's right. if previous activity from face that is anything to look at, then what we would expect to see is more privacy controls, more messages to users about their ability to control the use of their data. there is not the things that will make a difference, either to face but ‘s position in the market, or actually the way in which data about us get used in order to nudge as into different kinds of behaviours. that's why i think that concentrating on the use
of targeted advertising is actually the thing that is going to make a difference. it is good to talk to you, thank you. thank you. we have been keeping a close eye on storm barry, the chance of this potentially turning into a hurricane is very real. helen has been keeping across all of that. how is it looking? good morning, it is looking nasty and it is actually inconsequential about whether it becomes a hurricane or not because this is all about the rain. we classify these storms on wind strength, so the wind would have to match up a little bit more to become a hurricane, but it will give the same amount of rain. it is nearing landfill, expected later this morning in the states. early afternoon over here. it will create quite a considerable storm surge.
you can imagine, the water will be pushed in by these southerly winds, and as one is that it is the rain thatis and as one is that it is the rain that is causing a major concern. already we have had flooding in new o rlea ns already we have had flooding in new orleans ahead of this system, it has been a really wet spring, the mississippi is well above where it should be in terms of level for this time of year, and you can see over the next few days, through mississippi, louisiana, tennessee, arkansas, some very wet weather is forecast. probably 200—300 millimetres inland, and that is a key motive which will then flow back down through the mississippi river system, so we will probably see various peaks system, so we will probably see various pea ks and system, so we will probably see various peaks and could cause some catastrophic flooding. back home it is a little quieter. it is grey and cloudy in south wales, as you can see from this picture, but the sun is starting to come out, and isolated showers are forecast this weekend, more today than
tomorrow. for high pressure is responsible for damping down the shower activity that we have had in recent days. they could be the odd sharp shower around today, but they won't be as widespread or as heavy as of late. as we go to what remains of the morning, we will see a bit of shower activity across the scottish highlands, and this afternoon, once the sun works through those clouds and heats up the land, we will see a sharp showers across the hills of scotland, northern england, drifting south. it feels fresher today because we have got a north or north or north—easterly breeze. the winds are lighterfurther or north—easterly breeze. the winds are lighter further west. just the chance that those winds will blow one of those showers towards the championship file finals at wimbledon today, but we think it will stay mostly dry. there is a real risk of showers, despite all the warm sunshine elsewhere. those showers will continue into this evening and for a time overnight, leaving a legacy of cloud. not a
very cold night, but it will feel more comfortable for sleeping, notably so in the south. a fresh start for some parts in the north on sunday morning, good spells of sunshine around. that area of cloud and showers through the night could still be around in southern areas, perhaps a morning shower or a stiff breeze through the dover straits, but for most of us it will be dry and bright with good spells of sunshine. feeling warm in the light wins away from the east coast. lots of sporting events. dry for the british grand prix, just some cloud around. it does look dry as well for the cricket world cup, just the cloud coming and going. if you are going to any of these events, the son can still get through them cloud and it is strong at this time of the year. by the middle of next week, it
has more unsettled. thank you. good morning. for more than a 100 years, brass bands have been playing in wales, but now children who want to join one could be discouraged because of a row over licensing. bands legally need a licence for under—16s to perform, but they argue this should only apply to those that are paid. welsh bands are now calling for a change in legislation.
seems a bit unfair for what is after allan seems a bit unfair for what is after all an amateur hobby, brass bands. it is not just all an amateur hobby, brass bands. it is notjust affecting bands and will put across the whole of the uk. some banks have even said to us we will not play children at certain events. for me, that is the point at which the law is not doing what it intended to do. the brass bands are one of the most embedded artforms their community. if children aren't being involved is the point where they will not be able to exist in they will not be able to exist in the same way any more. what would you say if somebody told you you couldn't compete? i would feel really sad. a lot of the bands are filled up with younger people. really sad. a lot of the bands are filled up with younger peoplem really sad. a lot of the bands are filled up with younger people. it is fun to win stuff. the only thing i
don't like about competing is losing. the welsh government says the purpose of the child's performs licenses to safeguard children taking part in a performance or activity it is not intended to be burdensome. they went on to say they would raise this issue with local authorities to make the process more consistent. protecting children is the aim here whilst also protecting an old tradition so the unique signs of brass bands will still resign for yea rs of brass bands will still resign for years to come. let us know what you think about that, an interesting story. we will run you through some of the front pages. the daily telegraph leading ona pages. the daily telegraph leading on a summer strike planned by heathrow staff. the paper also
featuring roger federer on the front, he will meet novak djokovic in the wimbledon final tomorrow. the times also has a picture of roger federer on its front page. also, the public will be advised over how much sleep two gaps. the guidelines are pretty tough going. the daily express, the warning from boris johnson saying that delaying brexit further would be insane. mrjohnson is pick —— bidding to become the next uk prime minister. the front page of the daily mail says doctors have found a cure for blindness. this is something that implants
chips into the back of people's scholes. it sounds absolutely remarkable. they are hopeful that it is something that the nhs could look at in the future. the children's commissionerfor at in the future. the children's commissioner for england is at in the future. the children's commissionerfor england is here. shall we start with the big house? this is interesting. there are things that we take for granted. it is looking at how we can have an ethical lifestyle here. they are saying that lad will be a new plastic, beeswax candles. is there anything that is exploitative of
animals? some paint has cow's milk in it. the thing that sparked your interest, it says we will be living with a lot more pineapple leather. i can't say i have the expertise to know what that is, but it is choosing the fibre around pineapples, a plant —based fabric. is this just is thisjust a is this just a marketing ploy? is thisjust a marketing ploy? well, i have got to say, there seems to be an unhealthy amount of marketing ploys in here, and you can imagine marketeers are all over this as a new thing. you wonder how sustainable these things are. i genuinely don't know, but what is the energy resource required for the production of leather from pineapple? it is the same with lots of supposedly low sugar foods as well, you know, it absolutely takes
as much, if not more, energy to produce some of these things. but i think, you know, if we reflect on the way we live and what is in our house, that is no bad thing. the pineapple husk furniture, i get the impression you are not getting to be first in the queue on that.|j impression you are not getting to be first in the queue on that. i won't be rushing out to buy that. speaking of housing, this is a story in the times newspaper, developers have won approval for a flat that is smaller than a taxi. i have been looking at this for over an hour and i can't process that this can be true. but it absolutely seems to be. it isa true. but it absolutely seems to be. it is a proposed flat in purley, which is actually smaller than a standard minimum parking space. it is being done under some new rights of developers old permitted development. there is another asset
which has got 107 flats being developed 56 without any external window at all. it is a loophole where office buildings can be turned into residential buildings. the idea was to solve the housing problem by turning over these old offices. of course, and i get lots of contact from families and their concern about being put into these blocks, but councils have to improve things, but councils have to improve things, but they are not able to turn this down on the grounds of quality of housing. it just down on the grounds of quality of housing. itjust seems dreadful. it is smaller than a prison cell. it is not big. it does call itself a studio flat, but we are looking here as well at family housing, and that is no way to live. on a separate article it does say there is going to be new legislation called fitness
for human habitation coming in this year, so hopefully that will cou ntera ct year, so hopefully that will counteract it, but i know of one borough where there are three huge office blocks absolutely full of the most vulnerable families, and... yes, particularly in places like london where you see these vast multi—million pound places because they are foreign aid they are empty and we are asking people of this country to live in tiny flats. it is bizarre. so, alcohol, we know how much to have, we know how much fruit and veg to have, and now the government is going to tell us how much we should be sleeping. it is interesting because the subject matter is something we all think about, sleep, and actually it is being taken more seriously now. there is scientific evidence now in terms of what it means, not only in terms of your mood, but also how effective you are, but also in terms of prevention
and recovery. it is estimated that 30% of the problem is that agp encounters are related to sleep. 20 million of us say we don't get enough sleep. this is the ultimate private matter that government are going to issue guidance on. there is a big thing in america about "getting your hours". actually using it in the way you would have vitamins or the rate you would eat, it is about getting your hours. yes, and if you need to work, you would work until you dropped, actually you can't perform if you don't have sleep. and with children, you are told to go to bed and not have social media in your bedroom. thank you very much for your time. and
longfield, the children's commissionerfor longfield, the children's commissioner for england. we are here until 10am. that is when the saturday kitchen takes over. good morning. whew, what, where is on the menu today? our special guest is kathryn ryan. the second time on the show. you know what is going on. you can talk about your next show later on. for now, heaven or hell?|j can talk about your next show later on. for now, heaven or hell? i love potato, anything to do with potato. i love hash browns and bubble and squeak, mashed potato, roast potato. all the potatoes. what about hell? i dislike red meat or pork, i don't like pastry or bread, and that is controversial in this country. i don't want to eat pizza. when people put meat in bread, that upsets me on many levels. we will talk about this later because you also hate all
italian food, and all british food. well, yes. we have also got two great chefsjoining us.|j well, yes. we have also got two great chefs joining us. i am going to be making a sex tofu, spicy with lots of flavour. this could convert you to tofu —— schezuan. lots of flavour. this could convert you to tofu -- schezuan. this is your first you to tofu -- schezuan. this is yourfirst time on you to tofu -- schezuan. this is your first time on the show.|j you to tofu -- schezuan. this is your first time on the show. i heard that you are the best at pronouncing good, mexican dishes. i have a prawn dish for you. and jane has the drinks. all sorts of things going on. yes, from romania, france, lots of fresh things. you are in charge of fresh things. you are in charge of what catherine eats at the end of the show, so go to the website for
updating details. thank you. we look forward to that later. stay with us. the headlines are coming up. hello, this is breakfast with rachel burden and ben thompson. a summary of this morning's main news: a criminal investigation has been launched by the met police into the alleged leak of diplomatic emails from the uk ambassador in the us, which were critical of president trump's administration. the fallout from the leak prompted the ambassador, sir kim darroch, to resign and has also featured heavily in the conservative leadership race, with borisjohnson facing questions and criticism
forfailing to back sir kim. the us city of new orleans is experiencing strong winds and heavy rains as it prepares for tropical storm barry to make landfall. barry has been gathering speed over the gulf of mexico in recent days and may still reach hurricane strength by the time it makes landfall. president trump has declared a state of emergency in louisiana. more than 20 people, including one briton, are now reported to have been killed following a car bombing at a hotel in somalia. gunmen are understood to have stormed the building in the southern port of kismayo, as regional politicians and clan elders met inside. the islamist group al—shabab said it carried out the attack. facebook is reportedly facing a $5 billion fine over the misuse of personal data and privacy breaches. it is the largest ever fine levied against a tech company. facebook has been hit by a series of privacy scandals including one involving the political consultancy,
cambridge analytica. personal items belonging to queen victoria will go display at buckingham palace later this month to mark the 200th anniversary of her birth. a casket filled with the baby teeth of her children along with casts she had made of their limbs are some of the unusual items set to go on show. it's ladies' final day at wimbledon. mike is there for us this morning. gearing up for the big moment this afternoon. center court is looking in pristine condition. center court is a hive of activity. they are already practising the trophy presentation, ruling out the green carpet, having a run through what happens after the match. as to what happens after the match. as to
what happens after the match. as to what happens before the match, we are going to talk to a 13—year—old marney who will toss the coin to decide which player chooses ants. she is representing the charity regenerates. jordan is also from the charity. the charity is supported by the wimbledon foundation. marney, you will be there tossing the coin just before the match. how are you feeling? very excited and very privileged. i haven't had an opportunity like this before. are you rehearsing what people say to the players? i am very nervous. you will brilliant. jordan, marney got this chance because of a speech she wrote. she must have written a really good one. yes, talking about
the youth club, what she gains from it and the opportunities she receives as part of the youth club. it was very compelling. have you got a favourite player? serena williams. would you like to see her when the record equalling 2a title? what about her inspires you? before you we re about her inspires you? before you were born she was willing titles. this could potentially be her eighth wimbledon title. she is an inspiring, independent black female, which makes her special. the toss of the coin will be very special. it is not just your average the coin will be very special. it is notjust your average 2p piece. give mea notjust your average 2p piece. give me a little practice, see if it is heads or tails. it is deals. we will
all be watching on the bbc, no pressure. you all be watching on the bbc, no pressure. you can all be watching on the bbc, no pressure. you can handle the nerves. congratulations. look out for marney ahead of the final this afternoon. we will go to liverpool to find out more about the netball. it is the bumper weekend of sport. british grand prix tomorrow. qualifying today. seeing at lewis hamilton can win his sixth british grand prix. he is second fastest behind his team—mate. the tour to france is on day eight, geraint thomas is doing well and out. tomorrow, it is the cricket world cup final, england against new zealand at lord's. from wimbledon we will relocate tomorrow morning and we will go to lourdes. very jealous of this veryjealous of this ringside access
you have to everything, mike. the netball world cup is well and truly under way. in the last half—hour, the second day of action kicked off in liverpool. england began their campaign with a win over uganda yesterday, beating them 64—32. they take on scotland this afternoon. the bbc‘s netball reporter kate grey is in liverpool for us this morning. so it has already started, kate's? yes, we have too much is under way. northern ireland is playing sri la nka northern ireland is playing sri lanka behind me. northern ireland had a tough match yesterday against australia. they are leading against uganda at the moment. it will be australia versus zimbabwe. a jam—packed programme here. all teams will play over the three days.|j jam—packed programme here. all teams will play over the three days. i am going to watch the england scotland
game at one of my daughters this afternoon. the setup is brilliant. two courts in the same arena. the crowds are very close to the action, as well. yes, it is a brilliant atmosphere here. you are getting to watch to netball matches at the same time. england against uganda was on at the same time as scotland against samoa. england knew it would going to bea samoa. england knew it would going to be a tough match against a tricky african team. it was physical from the beginning. i saw a lot of players hitting the deck. the centre for uganda was sacked for repetitive contact, which doesn't happen very often. the roosters kept their composure and start the match to get the first win under their belts. we did see scotland have a touch match in the early stages against samoa, but they managed to grunt on their opponent and get their first win, so
it looks like they will have a good chance of progressing to the second phase of the group stages. as i mentioned, northern ireland were up against the defending champions, australia. the defending champions showed why they are the best in the world, beating northern ireland 88-24. we world, beating northern ireland 88—24. we have got a better chance against sri lanka and are hoping to get a against sri lanka and are hoping to geta win against sri lanka and are hoping to get a win under their belt here in liverpool. england are one of the favourites, being on home territory. australia, new zealand are up there. he'll surely be looking out for? one of the teams that england will face in the next group stage will be jamaica. there are one of those teams that everyone says could be the team to beat. they are very flamboyant, full of energy and will cause some problems for england. some bob tway, i don't know if you manage to catch it, but it was a
brilliant atmosphere here yesterday. the fans were singing and chanting throughout the match. it is their first world cup and they are making sure that they have a presence here. they have got a tough match against australia today. they are a little bit quieter, but they are enjoying every moment. we hope we will get to see them again in the latter stages. thank you. there is a massive push to try to get people engaged in this. it is a really exciting spectator sport. the opportunity to reach a whole new audience. england play scotland today, jamaica play trinidad and tobago today. updates on five live throughout the day. a lot of stuff going on on radio five live today. cricket tomorrow. the
women's singles finals today at wimbledon, the men's tomorrow. the cricket is on five live proper all day. you might have tojuggle thermal controls, maybe a tablet as well. the bbc sport app is the best way to stay in touch with everything. and the british grand prix at silverstone! helen will have a final look at the weather for us as well. it will be dry for the sporting events, the weather looks that good. helen has been looking at all the events for us, not least what is happening in the united states because tropical store in barry is threatening to turn into a hurricane. good morning. barry is still a
tropical storm, we are expecting an update in about 20 minutes. it is a massive storm and it will cause widespread flooding. it is to rein a band, a storm surge events. they have a few days ahead of this storm to watch. here in the uk, it is far quieter. a big sporting weekend. it looks like the weather is going to play ball. high pressure has moved on to kill off the showers and give us on to kill off the showers and give usa on to kill off the showers and give us a drier weather than we have had. not wall—to—wall sunshine at the moment, we are struggling for that. there is quite a massive cloud on the satellite picture. some sun chang will come through. that will continue. some plus splashes of sunshine across scotland at the moment. there will potentially be a few sharp showers on the hills of
scotland, perhaps coming into yorkshire. the northerly breeze has entered the muggy feeling in the south, but it will make it feel cooler than it has done. wimbledon will be fine and dry today. the slim chance of a shower. into tomorrow, a few showers lingering in the south first thing in the morning, so a co mforta ble first thing in the morning, so a comfortable day ahead. tomorrow, compared to today, we will have fewer showers around. one or the southin fewer showers around. one or the south in the morning. a ghoulish breeze in the east coast. good spells of sunshine. high is a little bit down on today, but only by a degree, because of the northerly wind. it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunshine. it is the british grand prix tomorrow, it is looking dry, a bit cloudy. for the cricket world cup, it also looks mostly fine and dry. if you are going, the sun can get through the thin cloud, so
bring your sunscreen. i will have more for you tomorrow morning. 100 years ago an neglected estate in essex was transformed into a place where young people could embark on a life of adventure. gilwell park became the spirtitual home of scouting worldwide. celebrations are underway to mark the centenary. robert hall is there for us this moring. thousands of scots are already up and about, robert. that's right. the scots have dispersed across this site, doing activities like this. you are leading the team running this. how big are logistic exercise is that? it is big. we have 50 international volunteers from around the globe, then a team of about 500 uk volunteers all prepping and building the event and taking it all down at the end of the week. what is
special about gilwell park? it is a great place. it is about developing skills. a lot of these kids will head to the scouting world jamboree next month. the knots on the end of your neckerchief is about remembering friendships and not as a big part of this. absolutely. these people will make friends for life. they will keep those friendships running for years and years to come. thank you. let's dive in and talk to some of these guys. adrian, do you wa nt to some of these guys. adrian, do you want to come over? what are you doing? we have put all the sticks
together to make this. we will launch it in a minute. you are going to be that this 424 hours? are you up to be that this 424 hours? are you up for it? yes. it is my first time. think the toughest time, at the end. this runs day and night, doesn't it? i think at about three o'clock in the morning, when there is no light, everyone is tired. in the morning, i think everybody will be hiked up getting near the end. where have you come from for this? let's get the bootin come from for this? let's get the boot in the water. who is going in it? go, go, go!
they are taking their chances there! i must admit, i wouldn't do that! i did think about volunteering, but i changed my mind. he came from where? neither pain. have you been to this before? no, first time. it is much better than i expected. it is huge, just amazing. have you been before? no, it is my first time, too. 4500 of you. i did not expected to be this big, quite surprising. really enjoying it. is he going to make it across? i think he is. we have known him fora across? i think he is. we have known him for a long time, this is not the kind of stuff he is good at. how
many activities have you got here? there are 100, and they change all the time. we have joined the programme for this evening, just to keep people fresh. we have paddle boards later. it is 24-hour is, if they completed, what happens? there isa they completed, what happens? there is a big party. everyone will be backin is a big party. everyone will be back in the arena. we will celebrate the fact we have survived 24 hours together. hopefully people will go home happy and tired. together. hopefully people will go home happy and tiredlj together. hopefully people will go home happy and tired. i was talking to your archivist earlier, she was saying that despite the fact it is all about looking forward, the links with the very strong. there are some things that are exactly the same that were happening 100 years ago.
we are still doing this coracle building today. it is about looking back and trying to learn. the learning outcomes are still the same, building character, resilience and grit. how long have you been involved? i started as a ten—year—old cub scout and never really left. and you came all the way down from wensleydale?” really left. and you came all the way down from wensleydale? i did, yes. thank you very much. let's go down the end of the gangway. let's have a look at this guy and see how he is getting on. how is the coracle looking? not too bad. he is holding up. ithink looking? not too bad. he is holding up. i think i might throw him a line. are you ready? one, two,
three. this could run and run. it looks like a successful rescue. a good time to hand back to the studio. a great day to be had here. robert, thank you for persevering with all of that, showing us exactly what is going on. that was impressive, though. unimpressive bit of basic engineering and to keep them afloat! does the idea of reading a literary classic fill you with dread? if so, is there more chance you would pick up a copy if it was set in the present day? the writer, kit de waal has done just that with ‘becoming dinah' reimagining ‘moby dick', swapping the iconic captain ahab
for an empowered young woman. kitjoins us now. nice to see you. welcome to the programme. we are calling this a reimagining, a retelling of a familiar story. i was asked by a new imprint to reimagine one of the classics and i could choose anything i wanted. i choose to book that features new women, because this is a book for women. i wanted to reinterpret it and make a really mail story relevant to a young woman audience. i took it from there and i thought how can i make it relevant to today young women? i made it about finding your identity. the original moby dick is about brief, loss, control, it is this young
sailor with the mad captain ahab on this really wild voyage across the seas to find his white wheel. i made the young sailor into dina, a young girl trying to find herself, and the mad captain ahab is a one legged car mechanic. you still have captain ahab as this unpredictable character. equally, young men could still read this and get a huge amount out of it. oh, yes. the opening passages are visceral in terms of being thrown right into the mind ofa terms of being thrown right into the mind of a desperate young women out on the start of something we don't quite know what. absolutely, yes. it has to be like that. when the classics were written, they were written for entertainment. people
don't have the time now to have this long lead—in, so you have to hit it, really exciting, go on thatjourney with her straight from the off. that is what i wanted to do, to really ca ptu re is what i wanted to do, to really capture the imagination of a young person today, when they are so bombarded with information, you really have to work for it. the wheel is a camper it is, that's right. they go off in pursuit of this white camper van. the action all ta kes this white camper van. the action all takes place in this country. that's right. she comes from the north of england, and they are chasing the fan down and they catch up chasing the fan down and they catch up with it around about somerset. he talked about not really reading when you were growing up. tell us a little bit about your background and how that influences what you're writing now? you have the reader
front and centre. i didn't read when i was at school. i read what i had to do at school but i would never read at home, i wasn't interested. when i got to 23, after some pretty wild years, i thought i would have an alternative to the bottle and the spliff and i started to read, and it was fantastic. i choose to classics. my was fantastic. i choose to classics. my education in the classics was all the penguin black spine books. all the penguin black spine books. all the usual suspects. i absolutely love them. but i had no one telling me, it was a complete choice. for young people, the classic scene very out of date but they are not. they have some relevance. me having the opportunity to write something to say that the classics do have releva nce.
say that the classics do have relevance. you need to have read moby dick to read my book. relevance. you need to have read moby dick to read my bookm relevance. you need to have read moby dick to read my book. if you know the story, it is still a good story. i love the idea that you are swapping one kind of intoxication for another in reading, perhaps a bit more wholesome! thank you so much. very important to put young women at the centre of all this.” think it has never been better to be a woman, but we still have a long way to go. but it is also never been harder to be a young woman, the burden on them to look a certain way, be a certain way. if the book is about anything, it is about accepting who you are. have you got an eye on what you might be able to reimagine? there are so many to choose from. so many. i would really
fa ncy choose from. so many. i would really fancy doing great expectations. so if you take a story like that, what is your thought process about what can be changed, what can be updated? how do you make those relevant?” think you need to look at the core of the story. it has been said there are only seven stories in the world. is it are only seven stories in the world. isita are only seven stories in the world. is it a coming—of—age story? is it love ? is it a coming—of—age story? is it love? pursuit? once you find that you can reimagine those characters, who would they be these days? who would miss however should be these days? it might be a lonely woman and a care home. it might be a lonely man. someone on the desert island. we just have to look at the elements and think how you can make relevant now. i'm interested in this whole idea about going back to the classics. it is a huge bank on my
reading history. if you were interested in going back and revisiting some of those books, where is a good place to start? sta rt where is a good place to start? start with something, i think that you love. for example, pride and prejudice, most people have seen that on television. you will be familiar with it. if you like something like downton abbey, choose something like downton abbey, choose something about class, like brideshead revisited. people start with war and peace, very long, very boring, don't start there. start with something short and something that might have a bit of humour in it. it has been fabulous to meet you. really enjoying the book. i'm looking forward to passing it onto my 13 year daughter. it is called becoming diner. thank you very much
for coming in this morning. becoming dinah by kit de waal is out now. we are keeping an eye on the tropical storm cindy gulf of mexico that might be upgraded to a hurricane. we will keep an eye on the impact of that. and the huge weekend of sport coming up. the woman because my final at wimbledon this afternoon. then the cricket world cup tomorrow. the netball world cup tomorrow. the netball world cup. the men's final tomorrow. come back here in the morning and we will preview that later. preview that later. that's all we've got time for this morning. thanks for your company. breakfast is back, live from 6.00am, here on bbc one tomorrow. have a great weekend. goodbye.
this is bbc news, i'm shaun ley. the headlines at 10am: scotland yard threatens to prosecute anyone who publishes leaked government documents. the warning follows a leak which prompted the resignation of the british ambassador in washington. facebook is reportedly fined a record £4 billion to settle an investigation into violations of its users' data privacy. braced for tropical storm barry. in louisiana, people are told to stay indoors as high winds and heavy flooding hit the us state. at wimbledon, serena williams is chasing her 24th grand slam title. she faces simona halep in the final today. and in the travel show in half an hour, mike corey heads to australia to meet some of the people trying to save the great barrier reef.