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a little .: htitﬂié: fit a little bit of sunshine. the even a little bit of sunshine. the winds will be like but it will be cool winds will be like but it will be cool, particularly across northern areas, seven to 8 degrees in northern scotland, 13 to 15 across southern england and south wales. through this evening and tonight figure cloud will bring rain across northern ireland and into scotland, north—west england as well. further south and east predominantly dry with clear spells. lowest temperatures across the far east and the far north, further west are pretty mild. it is going to turn on settled for the start of the new working week. some outbreaks of heavy rain towards the north—west and it will turn increasingly windy.
this is bbc world news. the headlines: vigils will be held across france today to remember the teacher who was killed outside his school on friday. police in england are to be allowed to access the details of people who've been told to self—isolate by the nhs test and trace system. britain's high streets under threat as a record number of shops close over the first six months of this year. in australia, easing of restrictions for residents in melbourne and the state of victoria after coronavirus cases fall. and the picasso pictures that show his passion for music —
a new exhibition strikes a chord with art lovers. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's katherine. there was high drama at wembley as leeds rhinos won rugby league's challenge cup, beating salford red devils 17—16. it was a day of high emotion, as former rhinos player rob burrow was "guest of honour in absentia" as he continues to raise awareness for motor neurone disease. adam wild was watching. the challenge cup 2020 is in the hands of leeds rhinos. an occasion that will long be remembered for its extraordinary circumstances, a victory that may well prove unforgettable. in an empty wembley, leeds rhinos found their inspiration. the rugby league family not in their seats, but always in their
thoughts. even without a crowd, the excitement remained. this was leeds' tom briscoe, somehow squeezing his way through. if that was a try through the tightest gap, salford's reply was to find all the space wembley had to offer. commentator: and williams is away! he is going to take some stopping. rhys williams, with one of the great cup final tries. a team that continues to defy the odds, this to defy the odds, this from james put salford ahead for the first time. the match rapidly becoming a classic. ash handley‘s second try for leeds tied the game at six all and with time running out, captain number seven luke gale took aim, a single point enoughjust to win it for leeds. heart—breaking for salford, but on the day when the sport honoured former
leeds great rob burrow, now living with motor neurone disease, this leeds victory meant so much. he is with us in spirit, that's for sure and he has been very much an inspiration for us on this run. and ijust think it is really fitting that we have done it this year for rob and that it is gale with the number seven on his back who's come up with the big play. perhaps a perfect tribute for a player like no other, a leeds rhinos victory like no other. adam wild, bbc news. exeter chiefs have been crowned european champions for the first time. they beat the french side racing 92, in the champions cup final in bristol. exeter had a slender lead at half—time, but it was this pass from racing and scotland fly—half finn russell that changed the game. an interception caught byjack nowell, with henry slade finishing off the move to score. and it was a lead that exeter never gave up. it caps a remarkable transformation for the chiefs, who were in the fourth tier of english rugby when rugby's european cup competition began. and while the champions cup final was played behind closed doors, earlier today over in auckland there was a crowd of over 116,000 at eden park to see new zealand beat
australia 27—7 after coronavirus restrictions were lifted earlier this month. looks so strange, doesn't it? there was also plenty of drama in the first merseyside derby of the season, as everton and liverpool drew 2—2 at goodison park. everton twice came from behind to stay top of the table, dominic calvert—lewin scoring their second equaliser here. there was more var controversy though after liverpool thought they'd won it in injury time, only for sadio mane to be deemed offside. and the other big talking point came in the first half with virgil van dijk forced off injured after this tackle from jordan pickford. so, it is not good. virgil played for us i don't know how many games in a row. he plays with pain, he plays with pretty much everything, but he could not play on. that is not good. i do not want to say jordan pickford wanted to do it, but it is of course not a challenge a goalie can do in the box, because there is another player and if it is not offside it is a 100% penalty.
manchester city manager pep guardiola got the better of his former assistant mikel arteta as city won 1—0 at the etihad, raheem sterling with the only goal of the game. manchester united also won, while chelsea and southampton drew 3—3. celtic manager neil lennon says his side can't afford to live off the past as scottish premiership champions after losing the first old firm derby of the season at home to rangers. two conor goldson goals earned rangers a 2—0 victory and takes them four points clear at the top of the table. lennon was furious even before the match started, because his team selection was leaked. he says he'll investigate the matter. and one of the biggest boxing bouts of the year has seen a huge upset, with american teofimo lopez ending the unbeaten run of ukrainian vasyl lomachenko to unify the lightweight division in las vegas. lomachenko was the odds on favourite with the bookies, but was beaten unanimously on points by lopez, who now holds all four belts in the lightweight division.
that's all the sport for now. now on bbc news, here's ben with the papers. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are sian griffiths, education editor at the sunday times, and john crowley, who's a business journalist. thank you both for being with us as ever, good to see you. let's show if you as the front pages. according to the sunday express, borisjohnson is resisting a "circuit break" to tackle covid—19 because of fears it will drive the country into an endless cycle of lockdowns. the observer speculates that a jobs crisis is poised to hit up to a million young people within weeks — due to the pandemic‘s economic effects. the sunday people says the nhs is facing a perfect storm of front
line staff shortages and a lack of coronavirus tests this winter. the sunday telegraph reports that tony blair has been accused of a breach of covid—19 restrictions, after appearing to fail to self—isolate for 1h days, following a two—day trip to the us on a private jet. the former prime minister has denied breaking any guidelines. and the sunday mirror report that a convicted killer, who helped foil the london bridge terror attack, has been pardoned by the queen. so let's begin. let's start, john, with the sunday telegraph. tory grandees demand heavy 19 exit strategy from johnson. isa heavy 19 exit strategy from johnson. is a some might say an exit strategy is what everyone in the country once, everyone in the world, but what are the grandees saying? this is the former chancellor of the exchequer and the chair of the conservative party's
nine committee. they're calling for an exit strategy, this continual locked and we are all experiencing and will the problems we have over tiers, but we would all love it to go away. we will look at a story later on about a possible vaccine after christmas, but it is a tricky situation for the prime minister, because he has been assailed by members of his own party and he has been outwitted and outfoxed by labour leaders of local prince policies as well who are fighting back against number ten and the tiers they are seeking to impose, particularly in a manchester. sian, another headline as virus as circuit breakers would not end, and the idea that boris johnson is resisting the so—called circuit break strategy because it could send the country into an endless cycle of lockdowns,
that is what the express says. really intensifying debate about the best way forward now. yes, that is right. the story in the express is about would it be better, instead of having these three tiers of restrictions with as john said particularly manchester resisting being moved into tier 3 which has the most restrictions, particularly on the hospitality industry with the pubs having to close, would it be better just to have pubs having to close, would it be betterjust to have a short, sharp two—week lockdown, what is being called a circuit breaker? certainly wales seems to be moving in that direction. keir starmer, the labour leader, has backed it. scientists on the stage have backed it, but this story says that if we went into a locked down for two weeks, may be of the october half term, this story says that would not work for —— sage have backed it was not they might
bring infection rates after a while, but at some point we would have to do it again. many would feel that would be disastrous for the economy, the story are saying, more businesses were closed, more jobs will be lost and that is not the way forward. but real descent now about how do we get out of this situation? with infection rates continuing to rise. yesterday, 150 deaths from coronavirus, so really faster growth of the virus and it really difficult situation. john, the sunday telegraph have got a story about tony blair, mentioned it there, accused of breaking quarantine rules. he went to the united states ona rules. he went to the united states on a private jet. rules. he went to the united states on a privatejet. they rules. he went to the united states on a private jet. they are saying he flag ra ntly on a private jet. they are saying he flagrantly breached the covid—19 restrictions after failing to self—isolate for a fortnight after that two—day trip. we have got a statement from tony blair, i will read that out after your comments this story. yes, so he has denied it, it will be interesting to see what he says the doctor is quite a
complex story of whether he has actually broken the rules. but the optics do not look good, it is that kind of sense of one rule for them, the so—called elite and one rule for us. the so—called elite and one rule for us. we have been told to follow all these computed instructions, but what it seems is that ten days after he came back from the states, he was pictured at a restaurant in mayfair, dining very nicely and as he came out, he looked rather awkward and the picture showed that in the sunday telegraph, but the optics on this does not look good. private jet, £7,000 of cost to fly to washington. he has been campaigning as an internationaljet set fair covid tests to be done at airports, so covid tests to be done at airports, so again it does not look good for him. let's read you his statement and see what you think of that, having said that the optics do not look good. a spokesman for tony blair saying he was invited by the
us government because the role he played in the agreement between israel and the uae. a spokesman insisted he pose no risk to everybody because he was tested before his departure, on arrival at the white house and again it several times after returning to the uk. a spokesman said we believed he followed all that uk and us government guidelines as advised. does that make the optics look any better from your point of view, john? it is a carefully worded statement, so what the sunday telegraph is saying is that he went asa telegraph is saying is that he went as a private citizen and so he is a private citizen should do the 1a day quarantine self isolation. what he is trying to argue, what his people are trying to argue is that he is afforded diplomatic status and there isa afforded diplomatic status and there is a special rules, without getting into it too much, if you are a diplomat and you don't have to isolate for so long. so he was tested before, during and after, but
you can test after but you can then get coronavirus, despite being given a clear, so it will not quite damp and it's completely. let's talk about the row with the commons bar as well, because this has been rumbling on for a and the mail on sunday, wasted a lot in it last week, on the front page that they have officials and mps did flout 10pm bar curfew have officials and mps did flout 10pm barcurfew and have officials and mps did flout 10pm bar curfew and they took that matt hancock who they say it refused 30 times to say if he was among those mps who flouted the covid drinking curfew in the commons bar. again, it is a case of one rule for us again, it is a case of one rule for us and another for them. i think this story, again, it will make the public angry, because the public are all being told pubs close at ten o'clock, drinking of the ten o'clock, drinking of the ten o'clock, and that 10pm curfew rule has actually been a very controversial. even universities,
when they closed their student bars on campus, saying when they closed their student bars on campus, saying that all the students are spilling out at the same time. in places like london, people are going on to buy wine and things from off—licences and going on to have parties, so the 10pm curfew rule has been criticised by many, but the idea that mps in the house of commons bart cannotjust ignore it and carry on drinking after ten o'clock will just ignore it and carry on drinking after ten o'clock willjust make people very angry. this story is saying that an official report has found that there was indeed drinking at this house of commons bar after a 9:40pm commons vote on the big question is was matt hancock there drinking with the other mps, some of who have privately admitted they did break the rules? matt hancock has been asked 30 times, the mail on sunday saying, and no clear answer appears to have emerged. of course, this scandal
is coming into these new restrictions come into force. a labourmp said new restrictions come into force. a labour mp said that parliament has a duty to respect the rules that they lay down for everybody else. not only to respect them, but to be seen to respect them and in this case, this story really flies in the face of that. or right, john, you mentioned earlier about the vaccine a story. that is in the sunday telegraph, hope for a vaccine in the new year, because we have seen stories about vaccines coming over andi stories about vaccines coming over and i remember quite a while ago, the front page of the times saying there will be a vaccine by september. what you make of this one? that one has passed, this is jonathan van tam, the plain speaking deputy chief medical officer, has become a bit of a rock star in his own right because he has appeared so much on television and in this case he was not speaking publicly, he was speaking i guess in a
semi private capacity to mps and this was on monday. i do wonder why this wasn't being relayed to them and not to the general public. —— was being relayed to them. sorry... the observer, let's go on to that, because they are talking about the economic impact of all of this once again for top a million young british people facing eightjobs top a million young british people facing eight jobs crisis top a million young british people facing eightjobs crisis and again, this is a familiar story. predictions of dire unemployment figures to come. yes, and particularly hitting young people who really are, they are being called to the covid generation, and they are being affected so badly by they are being affected so badly by the pandemic in the uk. this is a report that is coming out to tomorrow. it has been written by bath university's paul greg, who is a leading labour market expert and he is saying that just as furlough is ending this month, we have
got a million young people coming out of schools, coming out of colleges, it will be hitting the job marketjust at times where businesses are collapsing and jobs are disappearing. so they are going to find it really difficult to get that first step on the career ladder that is so important for your future employment prospects. i think there isa employment prospects. i think there is a lot of thinking going on about what can be done to help this generation and could date for instance have free education courses, for instance, if they cannot get jobs? is courses, for instance, if they cannot getjobs? is all courses, for instance, if they cannot get jobs? is all that could be done to provide apprenticeships for them? but it's a real crisis and i think going along side that is this worry about the mental health of young people. we know that young people are having mental health problems, the suicide rate is going up, even amongst students. so it is a really worrying thing. one thing i thought, actually, was could very well paid to senior people, could
they take pay cuts to create jobs in their organisations for the 18, 19—year—olds who are coming out now looking for the first jobs? 19—year—olds who are coming out now looking for the firstjobs? some vice chancellors and universities are doing that and doing things to try and save jobs and their institutions and i wonder if that is a national debate we should be having as well? you have just started it, thank you. the sunday times, john, this is a horrific story for topknot and many of the front pages, but on the front pages of the sunday times about the french teacher who was decapitated. he had been trolled on social media by the father of one of his people is because he showed his class cuttings of the prophet muhammad. absolute ghastly story, what do you think are the indications of the story? —— showed his class cartoons. it is an absolutely dreadful story. we
do not know the details around what they describe as a social media campaign of hate against the teacher, but i think the reason why it has touched people in france and abroad so much is that this was a teacher who was trying to teach his students about it and trying to teach his students about itandi trying to teach his students about it and i think reading are to be detailed, he was trying to be quite sensitive about this as well, invited pupils to leave the room if they felt uncomfortable about it, but he wanted to explain the subject to his students and it seems that the father of a 13—year—old girl got wind of this and said some stuff on social media and flagged up the school and the killer, this 18—year—old, travelled an hour to decapitate samuel paty and it is just absolutely dreadful, it is a conversation we need to have an flag and talk about. the london bridge attack we remember so well and that
is in the papers as well because the queen's pardon for one of the heroes of the london bridge attack. yes, this is a very good story, real exclusive. it is a very rare move from the queen to grant the royal prerogative of mercy to steven gallant. steven gallant is a serving prisoner, convicted of murder. he was attending a conference with prisoners, they were attending a rehabilitation conference during last year when the london bridge attack happened. so usman khan, another prisoner, was also at the conference, produced two knives and we nt conference, produced two knives and went on the rampage and steven gallant was one of the prisoners at the conference who bravely risked his own life to
confront khan, drive him out of the building onto the street where he was shot dead by police. as a result, he has been given this royal prerogative of mercy by the queen and next year it looks now likely that the parole board will consider him for early release. i think one of the most touching things about the story is that the family of the firefighter who was killed, mr barrie jackson, have actually said that they back this and they have shown immense dignity in saying that they support this. thank you, sian. jon, donald trump, according to the observer, says he might leave the united states if he loses the election next month and there is a row
about a new chance golf course in scotland. yes, the law of unintended consequences. —— trump golf course. if you lose, could come over to scotland? we know he isa could come over to scotland? we know he is a fan of golf and has his own golf courses in the states and has one in aberdeenshire. he wants to build another one. the first one got into a bit of trouble because it was a sight of special scientific interest and there were sand dunes that were damaged and conservationist were up in arms about this but in the face of all this, again it is a story of a local principality fighting back, they have actually given donald trump permission, or some early permission, or some early permission, to look at building this course. so perhaps we could have donald trump over here. what i thought. no comment. -- what a thought. no comment. -- what a
thought. finally, the observer about another world leader, jacinda ardern. a picture of her, landslide is the headline. jacinda ardern thanking voters after winning new zealand's election with hurt labour party polling nearly 50%, best result in decades. that, you have to think is quite largely on the way she has handled the coronavirus crisis. yes, and i think she said that in her speech. that it was many people voted for her, not just the traditional labour voters in new zealand, because it new zealand is one of the success stories of this pandemic. she has handled it astonishingly well, lower infection rates, very low death rate and she has been rewarded in the polls. when i looked at it, fabulous photos of herand her red i looked at it, fabulous photos of her and her red dress, i looked at it, fabulous photos of herand her red dress, all i looked at it, fabulous photos of her and her red dress, all smiles, after her victory, but it did make me wonder about boris johnson actually, because i do think the leaders of the countries where infection rates are rising and deaths are rising that have not
handled this pandemic well, i think vote rs handled this pandemic well, i think voters will punish them at the polls. i think voters will be very unforgiving. sian, thank you for that and john, thank you as well. thank you for reviewing the front pages of newspapers, good to have you with us has ever. that is it for the papers for this morning, i will be back shortly with headlines at the top of the other, but first, let's have a look at the forecast. —— top of the hour. there is a big change is on the way ahead, much more settled with wind and rain at times but at the things relatively light say nothing much is moving quickly, it was a mistake and it was not that struggling to break up, where it is that it's naked, it will produce the odd spot of rain and drizzle here and there, but there will be some brighter spells. that fits.
temperatures this afternoon, they will struggle, south—west of england thing he has to temperatures, 15 here. as we go through the feeling and tonight, the cloud was such to bring outbreaks of rain into northern ireland. available now splash its way into the far north—west of england. vinyl, a little bit fartherfurther west. there is a string of frontal system is heading in our direction, set to bring a very soggy day on monday. heavy rain across northern ireland i think about it is across high ground in western scotland. some of that rain and through cornwall, up to west wales, possible plaything and, further south and east it is predominantly dry but any dissension is likely to be replaced
with increasing of power. —— any amount of sunshine. street tomorrow, but that wind coming from the south which will bring another accolade different feel to the weather, temperatures between 12 and 15 degrees. that you do, no pressure will be in charge of the thing, there is no passage of the rest of there is no passage of the rest of the british isles and a lot of white lines and i suppose on this chart. that shows it will be a windy don't on tuesday, outbreaks of rain again, mostly for northern ireland, that particularly north and north—western parts of scotland. not that much south and south—east. 20 to think of a particularly gusty pharisee coasts, they rather take 1a in glasgow, 18 high in london. stays pretty settled through the middle of the week, maybe a little dry but i on friday and turning a little cooler again by then.
this is bbc world news, i'm ben brown. our top stories: thousands of people will gather across france today to remember the teacher who was killed outside his school, near paris, on friday. police in england are to be allowed to access the details of people who've been told to self—isolate by the nhs test and trace system. it comes as a stalemate continues between leaders in greater manchester and the uk government over restrictions, with the region's mayor calling for greater financial support. any wear could end up in tier 3 this winter. in fact, any wear could end up in tier 3 this winter. infact, i any wear could end up in tier 3 this winter. in fact, i would say people are places —— places are likely to end up in tier 3. therefore it is eve ryo ne end up in tier 3. therefore it is everyone because my concern would protect the lowest paid and are community. and he has a choice, is he going