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today at six, the government defends changes to the rules on foreign travel, as thousands of british tourists scramble to get home from mexico by sunday morning. holiday dreams are now nightmares, as the country is placed on the travel red list. we can't afford another £3,000, and also with my work, i can't afford to take any extra time off and i can't work in the quarantine hotel, so we had to get back before sunday. but there's some good news. from sunday, those double jabbed arriving from france won't have to self—isolate. also on the programme. the new head of the nhs in england tells the bbc she's "cautiously optimistic" about the outlook for hospitals, as more people get vaccinated.
the mother of a british serviceman killed in afghanistan says foreign troops shouldn't return, despite the taliban now threatening to take control. i don't think we should go back or have any involvement whatsoever, just leave them. just leave them to it. he was tactically masterful and it has led to a gold medal for great britain. and matt walls�* victory in the omnium helps take team gbs medal tally above 50. and coming up on the bbc news channel: she has waited three olympics to get a medal but holly bradshaw's pole vault bronze is a historic one for britain.
good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. ministers have defended changes to the rules governing foreign travel, with thousands of british tourists now scrambling to get home from mexico by sunday morning. the country has just been placed on the travel red list, and means those returning to the uk will have to quarantine in a designated hotel at their own expense. spain remains on the amber list, but the government is now urging travellers to take a pcr test, rather than the quicker lateral flow test, before flying home. from 4am on sunday, those arriving from france won't have to self—isolate if they've been fully vaccinated. and india moves from the red list to amber, but people will still have to test for coronavirus. all the changes affect international travellers to england, scotland and northern ireland and wales. with more details, here's our transport
correspondent caroline davies. the only sunrise robin and his wife viv will see this trip. their preholiday excitement out quickly. when they landed in mexico last night and heard that itjoins the red on sunday morning. my night and heard that it joins the red on sunday morning. my wife has been really upset _ red on sunday morning. my wife has been really upset the _ red on sunday morning. my wife has been really upset the last _ red on sunday morning. my wife has been really upset the last few - red on sunday morning. my wife has been really upset the last few hours| been really upset the last few hours and the holiday itself was about £6,000 so we were really treating ourselves orjust £6,000 so we were really treating ourselves or just a £6,000 so we were really treating ourselves orjust a week's holiday. and so the £1000 for the additional flights that we have got, and paying for all of the tests which we get back as well. it has been a fair bit of money for effectively a day out. he is among 5000—6000 british tourists currently in mexico. more flights have been added to get them home. �* , " ., , , flights have been added to get them home. �*, " ., , ,., home. there's 11 of us, it is a family holiday, _ home. there's 11 of us, it is a family holiday, my _ home. there's 11 of us, it is a family holiday, my parents i home. there's 11 of us, it is a i family holiday, my parents have taken _ family holiday, my parents have taken us — family holiday, my parents have taken us away. we have had quite a bad year— taken us away. we have had quite a bad year and — taken us away. we have had quite a bad year and we wanted to spend some quality— bad year and we wanted to spend some quality family time together which has now_ quality family time together which has now been destroyed in one fell swoop— has now been destroyed in one fell swoop by— has now been destroyed in one fell swoop by the government that is nothing — swoop by the government that is nothing less than shambolic. the prime
nothing less than shambolic. tie: prime minister nothing less than shambolic. tte: prime minister has asked people to be patient as travel changes. the plans have also been criticised for new rules for spain, now advising but not requiring travellers to have pcr tests rather than the cheaper lateral flow test.— lateral flow test. now, we set a ve hiuh lateral flow test. now, we set a very high specification, - lateral flow test. now, we set a very high specification, so - lateral flow test. now, we set a | very high specification, so called the sensitivity and specificity for that test which in the case of spain means virtually everyone has already taken a pcr test. that is helpful. but one of the biggest holiday operators, tui, said 90% of its holiday—makers use lateral flow test. some conservative politicians say pcr tests need to be dropped altogether. pcr say pcr tests need to be dropped altoaether. , , .., , ., say pcr tests need to be dropped altoaether. , , , ., ., altogether. pcr tests can be two to three times — altogether. pcr tests can be two to three times the _ altogether. pcr tests can be two to three times the cost _ altogether. pcr tests can be two to three times the cost of _ altogether. pcr tests can be two to three times the cost of lateral- altogether. pcr tests can be two to three times the cost of lateral flow| three times the cost of lateral flow test which — three times the cost of lateral flow test which is pricing out holidays for those — test which is pricing out holidays for those that don't have the means to pay— for those that don't have the means to pay for— for those that don't have the means to pay for those tears. i wouldn't mind if the test would be used for sequencing so we could find a variance of concern but if only 5% of pcr _ variance of concern but if only 5% of pcr tests are being sequenced, then surely it is a complete waste of money? — then surely it is a complete waste of money?— then surely it is a complete waste ofmone? , ,
of money? yesterday's news could be a late ush of money? yesterday's news could be a late push for— of money? yesterday's news could be a late push for tourists _ of money? yesterday's news could be a late push for tourists to _ of money? yesterday's news could be a late push for tourists to france. - a late push for tourists to france. eurotunnel and eurostar have reported an in bookings. this kayak club north of toulouse say they have missed uk holiday—makers but don't know how many will be back soon. translation: we know how many will be back soon. translation:— translation: we are relieved restrictions— translation: we are relieved restrictions have _ translation: we are relieved restrictions have been - translation: we are relieved restrictions have been lifted. i translation: we are relieved l restrictions have been lifted. we are still dubious. everyone anticipates and plans their holidays in may and june and while i hope the british come back, i am not sure they will. with the rules in place, i am not convinced it will be that easy for them to travel here. indie easy for them to travel here. india and the uae _ easy for them to travel here. india and the uae will _ easy for them to travel here. india and the uae will go _ easy for them to travel here. india and the uae will go from - easy for them to travel here. india and the uae will go from red to amber, while seven new countries in europe go green but there is still some criticism about neighbouring countries being treated differently. to have indie on the amber list and its neighbouring country pakistan on the red list, makes no sense. and similarly for putting france on the amber plus and suggesting that spain may go on to the red list. none of this makes clear control of
infection sense.— this makes clear control of infection sense. 1, . ~ ~ _, infection sense. back in mexico, robin is determined _ infection sense. back in mexico, robin is determined to - infection sense. back in mexico, robin is determined to enjoy - infection sense. back in mexico, robin is determined to enjoy hisj infection sense. back in mexico, - robin is determined to enjoy his few hours of holiday. i iﬁfiiiii robin is determined to en'oy his few hours of holiday.* hours of holiday. i will try and go for a little wander _ hours of holiday. i will try and go for a little wander along - hours of holiday. i will try and go for a little wander along the - for a little wander along the beach. we will get as much squeezed into the 24 we will get as much squeezed into the 2a hours a. we will get as much squeezed into the 24 hours a.— the 24 hours a. escaping abroad miaht be the 24 hours a. escaping abroad might be easier, _ the 24 hours a. escaping abroad might be easier, but _ the 24 hours a. escaping abroad j might be easier, but uncertainty still hangs over holidays. caroline davies, bbc news. the number of daily coronavirus cases has risen. the latest official figures show there were 30,215 new cases in the latest 24—hour period, with an average of 26,201 new cases per day in the last seven days. 86 deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours, that's an average of 82 a day in the past week. the number of people in hospital with covid is now below 5,700. more than 88% of adults in the uk have had theirfirstjab. and over 73% are now fully vaccinated. the new head of the nhs in england, amanda pritchard, has told the bbc she's "cautiously optimistic" about the outlook for hospitals
in the coming weeks, as more people get vaccinated against covid. she's urging everyone to remain cautious, but the number of people being pinged by the covid app in england and wales has fallen significantly. with more, here's our health editor hugh pym. how long have you been volunteering? first week in the job, and the new head of nhs england made a point of visiting a vaccination centre. there's more and more young people coming through. but it seems still not enough young people, with news that one in five covid hospital admissions last month were for patients under 35. older people who are more vulnerable are better protected thanks to the vaccines. and amanda pritchard says there's a lesson for 18 to 34—year—olds. so, young people are not immune, and the best way they can protect themselves absolutely is to get that vaccine if they haven't already. fita is an international student. he had to delay his jab because of travel, then caught covid and developed a blood clot
on his lungs. he's in hospital in leeds, where managers want to highlight the risks for those who haven't been vaccinated. i'm 25, and then suddenly, like, just in, i don't know, a couple of hours, i'm in this hospital in pain. i mean, i never imagined that, like, it will be that quick, it will be that pain. with the trends for cases falling, the number pinged by the covid app, having risen steeply, has started coming down. in the last week ofjuly in england and wales, changed there were fewer than 400,000 alerts sent out telling people to self—isolate, compared with nearly 700,000 the previous week. as for daily covid hospital admissions in england, having gone up a lot, they've continued to level off. nhs chiefs now think the pressure on hospitals won't be as bad as predicted. i think it's very difficult to predict the future, but i think what we certainly can
say is that the number of patients being admitted to hospital with covid has flattened out over the course of the past few days. so, i think we would agree that there is some grounds for cautious optimism. but there's still a growing backlog of nonurgent operations to be carried out, with more than 5 million on the waiting list in england. what do you say to a patient who's waited more than a year for a hip replacement, a knee replacement or another important operation? that is absolutely our focus now. yes, today's challenges, yes, the covid vaccination programme, the booster programme. but yes, really now coming together across the nhs in the same that we have done over the last 18 months to tackle those backlogs. so, there are many big challenges for the new boss of nhs england, and now there's a new one, rolling out the vaccination programme to 16 and 17—year—olds, which ministers want to see getting under way within weeks. hugh pym, bbc news.
seven main have beenjailed for the murder of i has shown. the man who arranged the killing had hired gunmen to kill a rival, but he shot mrs sherman said. her brother has shown —— said he is relieved that her killers are behind bars. mil shown —— said he is relieved that her killers are behind bars. mm her killers are behind bars. all i can say is _ her killers are behind bars. all i can say is that _ her killers are behind bars. all i can say is that i'm _ her killers are behind bars. all i can say is that i'm glad - her killers are behind bars. eli. i can say is that i'm glad a lot of people are going to be safe and no one else is going to be hurt by these people and a lot of people are happy that these people are going to spend a lot of their lives inside prison. spend a lot of their lives inside rison. , ., ., ., ., ,, ., prison. 39-year-old man has appeared in court in cardiff _ prison. 39-year-old man has appeared in court in cardiff charged _ prison. 39-year-old man has appeared in court in cardiff charged with - prison. 39-year-old man has appeared in court in cardiff charged with the - in court in cardiff charged with the murder of his stepson, logan williamson. the five—year—old's body
was found in a river near bridgend last saturday. 0ur wales correspondent hywel griffith joins us now. just explain more behind the case. 0fficers describe it as a harrowing case. it started in the early hours of saturday morning when they received calls about a missing child, shortly afterwards, they found five—year—old logan's body in the 0gmore river. by sunday, it had changed into a murder investigation with the arrest of three people, and today, those three appeared before magistrates in cardiff. the first of them was john magistrates in cardiff. the first of them wasjohn cole, logan's stepfather, accused of his murder, the 39—year—old only spoke to confirm his name and address. he has also been accused of perverting the course ofjustice alongside logan's mother, angharad williams and command a 13—year—old boy we cannot name because of his age. all three have been kept in custody and they
will be appearing before a judge at the crown court tomorrow. this latest of element has brought shock to people in the town. all week we have seen some of logan's classmates and parents in tears, bringing teddies and flowers to the place where he was found, and there are now plans to hold a ceremony in his honour on saturday.— honour on saturday. thank you for that. team gb�*s medal tally at the tokyo 0lympics has now passed 50, with 16 of them golds, including matt walls today team gb�*s medal tally at the tokyo 0lympics has now passed winning in the velodrome in the men's omnium race. there was bronze for holly bradshaw in the women's pole vault, and liam heath also took bronze in a photo finish in the 200m kayak single. 0ur sports editor dan roan has the very latest. britain has dominated in the velodrome at the last two games but here in tokyo, they had to wait until day 4 on the track for a first gold. 0ldham's matt walls, master of the omnium. one of the sport's most brutal spectacles, it features four races, culminating in a 100—lap epic. the 23—year—old dominated from start to finish to clinch the title.
fortune favours the bold and there were none bolder than walls in this one. not yet a household name, walls is now british cycling's latest star, after a win he dedicated to his family. i wouldn't be here without them, especially my parents. when i was youth, growing up, travelling around the country, racing, yeah, no chance i would be here without them so a big thank you to them. elsewhere, however, britain's cyclists have continued to struggle here. jason kenny's nine—year reign as 0lympic sprint champion is over as he was beaten in the quarterfinals. and in the women's keirin, there was an abrupt end to katy marchant�*s chances as her hopes of victory came crashing down. but at the national stadium, holly bradshaw was trying to secure her first medal in this, her third 0lympics. this clearance securing a place on the podium. yes! so far, these have been a frustrating games for britain's athletics team, but holly bradshaw
is now guaranteed a medal. the question is, what colour will it be? ..the pole vault final. bradshaw, oh! having failed to match her british record of 4.90 metres, bronze it was, but the 29—year—old still able to celebrate britain's first—ever 0lympic pole vault medal. i don't know what emotion this is that i'm feeling. it is relief, pure, like, enjoyment and just excited and proud of myself for sticking with it. 0n the track, someone else sticking with it was dina asher—smith. after pulling out of the 200 metres due to injury, she returned for the relay heats, and helped the british team into the final with a new national record. after her tears at the weekend, asher—smith was all smiles. in the boxing, britain's galal yafai now has gold within his reach after a stunning victory in his flyweight semifinal. it is yafai! delight for the 28—year—old, whose two elder brothers are also boxers.
we talk about it at home, me and my brothers, and now i'm fighting in front of everyone, in front of them, my mum, my family and friends, the whole team, the whole world watching me now in the olympic final and i've just got to deliver the goods and take that gold medal back home. meanwhile in the kayak final, britain's liam heath was paddling to preserve his 0lympic title. after a sluggish start, he came roaring back and, third from the top, it was agonisingly close. it is totka who takes the gold for hungary. but behind him, heath had taken bronze in the tightest of photo finishes. great britain! this, his fourth olympic medal, confirming his status as britain's most successful canoeist. dan roan, bbc news, tokyo. let's take a look at some of today's other 0lympics news. the chinese diver tian hongchan won gold with a new world record in the women's 10 metre platform. aged just 14, she scored three perfect 10s. in the men's hockey, india took bronze after coming
from behind against germany, in a thrilling 5—4 victory. it's india's first medal in the event for 41 years. belgium beat australia in a shoot—out to win gold. spain's alberto henez—lopez became the first—ever 0lympic sport—climbing champion, winning the men's combined event. the 18—year—old beat the american nathaniel coleman into second place, with jakob schubert of austria taking bronze. and a quick look at the medals table shows great britain slipping to sixth place, with 16 golds, 18 silvers and 17 bronzes. the time is 6:16pm. our top story this evening... thousands of british tourists in mexico scramble to get home to avoid hotel quarantine as the country moves on to the red list. and coming up: england fight back against india in the first test but rain delays play. and coming up in sportsday on the bbc news channel: we will show you how the skateboarders took playing up to
the cameras to a whole new level in the park event. taliban militants are continuing their rapid advance in afghanistan, with all us—led foreign troops due to leave by next month. insurgents now control large parts of the city of lashkar gar, in helmand province, with reports of bodies lying in the streets after intense fighting with government troops. helmand used to be under the control of british forces, and in 2012, corporaljake hartley, was one of six servicemen killed, when a bomb detonated beneath their armoured vehicle. it was the single biggest loss of life suffered by the british in the campaign. well, jake's mother, nathalie, has been watching recent events unfold in afghanistan, and has been speaking to our special correspondent, ed thomas.
i light my candles and i'd touch that picture. i would say good morning, good night. i will talk to him, it's like he's here. holding on. memories of corporaljake hartley. i have jake's old iphone and wallet with money and items and cinema tickets. i've got his best clothes, and i polish his buckle. and i still have his shoes and shoe rack. they are just little comforts. it might seem crazy to some people, but... yeah. it is nearly ten years since jake was killed in afghanistan. losing jake has caused so much pain, so much pain. he was 20 years old. i have not wanted to be here. i have attempted, i have. it's... it is like i have just wanted to go to him. and ijust want the pain
and everything to just go away. after two decades of conflict, this is lashkar gar now, with the taliban taking afghanistan to the brink of civil war. gunfire i don't think we should go back or have any involvement whatsoever. we have done what we can and it has cost a lot of lives, too many. it makes me angry, yeah, it makes me angry. he gave his life for queen and country and for us to be safe. we are all seeing the taliban pushing across the country, across helmand, where jake was. how difficult is it to see those images? it is just a waste. it isjust... it does feel like a waste. but i think that...
there is no comeback. there's nothing we can do. corporaljake hartley was one of 457 british military deaths in afghanistan. jake paid the ultimate sacrifice, but so do the families. you know, we have definitely been forgotten about. jake's last letter, the first line states, "hello, family. "please don't cry, mum. "i am not here now. "i'm in a better place." if you could say one more thing to him? i love you so much. and i'd have to finish with, my little nut brownie. nathalie speaking to ed thomas.
uk interest rates are to stay at a record low of 0.1%, amid fears over rising prices. inflationjumped to its highest level for almost three years injune, running at 2.5%, and is forecast to go higher. our business correspondent, andy verity, is at the bank of england for us. is the bank confident we can survive and ride out rising inflation? yes. it is very convinced _ rising inflation? yes. it is very convinced that _ rising inflation? yes. it is very convinced that it _ rising inflation? yes. it is very convinced that it is _ rising inflation? yes. it is very convinced that it is temporary| rising inflation? yes. it is very - convinced that it is temporary and this is the interesting thing. when you look at that figure, 4%, that will be the highest and fastest rise in the cost of living that we have seenin in the cost of living that we have seen in a decade, since 2011. it is twice what the official target for inflation rate is. in the past, when central banks or prices taking off like that, they would want to raise interest rates to try to head that off and slow the economy down so it doesn't overheat and generate more inflation with prices getting over controls but the bank of england has made it very clear that it has no
intention of raising interest rates any time soon. i interviewed the governor and asked why he was taking no action. �* .., , governor and asked why he was taking no action. �* .. , ., governor and asked why he was taking no action. �* , ., , . no action. because we have predicted that the increase _ no action. because we have predicted that the increase in _ no action. because we have predicted that the increase in inflation - no action. because we have predicted that the increase in inflation is - that the increase in inflation is temporary and it will unwind and the reasons— temporary and it will unwind and the reasons that are causing it, which are really— reasons that are causing it, which are really quite specific to the situation _ are really quite specific to the situation we find ourselves in, and they're _ situation we find ourselves in, and they're obviously big, necessary and somewhat _ they're obviously big, necessary and somewhat recovery from covid induced econonﬂc— somewhat recovery from covid induced economic impact is going to be temporary. economic impact is going to be temporary-— temporary. and that confident prediction. — temporary. and that confident prediction, though _ temporary. and that confident prediction, though some - temporary. and that confident | prediction, though some aren't temporary. and that confident - prediction, though some aren't quite so confident. if we look at some of the fact is, the price of petrol, for example, that went down sharply, got down to about £1.06 a litre and it has shot up to £1.30. you could see where that might not be repeated but there are also signs of upward pressure on wages and if that beds down, this inflation might not prove as temporary as the bank of england hopes. they are saying interest rates won't get above 0.5%. in the
next three years.— next three years. andy verity at the bank of england. — next three years. andy verity at the bank of england, thank _ next three years. andy verity at the bank of england, thank you. - the belarusian athlete krystina timanovskaya says she is "happy to be in safety" in poland, after arriving in the country from japan late last night. she'd been competing in tokyo when coaches forced her to pack her bags and tried to put her on a flight back to belarus. she's been granted a humanitarian visa, and today spoke to the bbc�*s bethany bell about her experience of the last few days. tired, but happy to be safe in poland. krystina timanovskaya arrived in warsaw from japan via vienna last night. the belarusian athlete has been given a polish humanitarian visa after fears for her safety. while she was at the olympic games in tokyo, the sprinter criticised her coaches on instagram when they entered her into a race without her knowledge. her coaches threatened her with problems at home unless she left japan immediately.
they also come to my room and they say that i have no chance to run 200 metres and i should come back to home and it's not their decision, it's theirjobs to do it. and when i pick out my clothes and go to the car, my grandmother, she calls me and she says, "you can't come back to home because on the tv, they say a lot of bad words about you." today, the ioc says it's still waiting to speak to belarusian team officials. speaking to the bbc, krystina says she now regrets her emotional tone, but not her action. now it's so dangerous for me. i don't know when i can come back to home. i love my country, so i wanted to come back to home. belarus is ruled by president alexander lukashenko, the man often described as europe's last dictator. the opposition politician pavel latushko says krystina is one of many belarusians
to suffer repression. she's only one example of this level of repression in belarus. more than 40,000 belarusian people during last year were arrested on political reasons. krystina says she's not political and hasn't taken part in anti—government protests. it's been a tumultuous few days for krystina. her life has been turned upside down, and she can't go home. she says she wants to continue her sporting career here in poland, but most of all, right now she says she wants to run. krystina's husband fled to ukraine and is now on his way tojoin her in poland. her parents are still back at home in belarus. no—one knows when they'll be able to meet again. bethany bell, bbc news, warsaw.
the long lockdown was tough but watching the tv and videos has helped. a third of our waking hours last year was glued to sprees. —— glued to screens. the media regulator, 0fcom, says take—up of subscription services skyrocketed , with millions stuck at home. here's our technology correspondent, rory cellan—jones. like many of us, the 0akley family spent much of 2020 glued to screens, though not necessarily all together. mum and dad were in front of the main telly. son arun spent lots of time gaming, chatting to friends, and watching youtube videos, but it's streaming services not broadcast tv which were big for all of them. increasingly, it's just news and current affairs, really, is what we are watching broadcast. otherwise it's streaming. almost everything else is streamed via one service or another. arun, do you watch any television? almost none. i'm usually watching youtube or netflix. i 0fcom's annual snapshot of our media habits shows we spent an average
of five hours and 40 minutes a day watching tv or online video in 2020. that's up 47 minutes on the year before. much of the increase is down to the fact that the time watching subscription streaming services almost doubled to an hour and five minutes a day. the biggest player, netflix, is now in more than half of all uk homes. with hit series like bridgerton, netflix now has more subscribers than sky, virgin and the other uk pay—tv providers put together. so what we're seeing is that younger people are migrating from traditional tv to really engaging in these streaming services, where they can watch what they want when they want on their own device, whether that's netflix or youtube, but we're now seeing older audiences also catching up and turning to these streaming services. so 2020 was the year britain became a streaming nation, with traditional broadcast tv something for older people and set to decline. but is this a permanent change, and will we want to continue to pay
for the likes of netflix, amazon prime, nowtv, disney+, or will we start switching some of them off? we had a total of six streaming services subscribed at one point. that's now kind of slimmed down to four at the moment, and i think another one will be dropping off soon. hey, google, play the bbc tech tent podcast. one other change in our media habits — more than half of uk homes now have a smart speaker. an internet connection, not an aerial or satellite dish, is becoming the way we all get access to entertainment. rory cellan—jones, bbc news. england's bowlers fought back in the first test against india at trent bridge today. after yesterday's batting collapse. but multiple interruptions from rain halted what had been a very promising response
to yesterday's batting collapse. they are 58 runs behind the hosts. our sports correspondent joe wilson was watching. a day at the cricket. well, who dresses for comfort? dressed to impress, yes. and for nearly two hours at trent bridge, it was india so obviously superior. well played. every shot a decisive move towards england's meagre first innings total. well, cricket is a sport seeking its next audience with formats and franchises. you can't beat a test match for surprises. from nowhere, rohit sharma found a fielder. straight to sam curran! goodness! england had a wicket. 97-1. and, look, after lunch, suddenly a sky of silver linings. james anderson charging in at 39. cheteshwar pujara departing for four. india's captain lasted precisely one ball. first ball, anderson has him! dismissing virat kohli is one of the biggest deals in cricket. england won't have injured bowler jofra archer this year, so don't whisper "retire" anywhere near anderson. not sure what ajinkya rahane heard here. are we running? yes, no?
trouble again! bairstow�*s throw, run out. four down. what is rahane doing? could have been even better for england, should have been. kl rahul was dropped on 52. frustrating? no. this was frustrating. the weather then tormented trent bridge. players off and on like covers. mood up and down like umbrellas. that is england's coach. any tactics against this? well, wearajumper, keep smiling. at least you're not in the stands. joe wilson, bbc news. rain at trent bridge. what is the forecast? time for a look at the weather here's stav danaos. hello. thank you very much. rain is going to be a problem for the cricket for the next few days. low pressure has been moving in through the course of the day, sky is turning gloomy out west. he was a lovely image there from anglesey, heavy rain on that front as it has been spilling eastwards. it started