we're standing in the belfry of the elizabeth tower, - and it was specially constructed so that the chiming bells - for the four quarters could be heard right across london. _ there's one piece of damage here that's been deliberately left alone. this crack appeared when big ben was struck during a test in 1858 — the hammer was too heavy, but it gives the bell its unique tone. this is london. chiming it should be e, the note e, but it does give it a slightly flat sound. a very serious sound, in fact. so that's one bit of repairing you didn't want to do? that's right, yes. no change to the bell. whatsoever, because it's become the familiar, the familiar note. - chiming a much—loved building, largely hidden for the past few years, slowly revealing itself once more.
tim muffett, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. here's darren bett. thank you. it is a warmer day for us today. temperatures have been rising rapidly across southern england, already reaching 26 degrees in bournemouth. over the next few days, temperatures continue to rise. always hot across england and wales in the sunshine. from late wednesday onwards, things change again with the threat of thundery rain and temperatures start to drop. that breakdown and the weather eventually comes courtesy of that area of low pressure, but it has not reached as just yet. ahead of that, we have a south easterly breeze developing and that brings the heat in from continental europe. temperatures are higher today. we are looking at 27, 20 8 degrees across some parts of england and into wales. and the low 20s across scotland and northern ireland, even though there is more cloud around here and there are still spots of drizzle here and there, especially across western
scotland. but more sunshine is breaking out across a good part of england and wales where it will be a lovely and sunny enter the day. further north, more cloud overnight tonight. still dampness in western scotland. a bit of fog through the irish sea that could develop into the north west of england and north—west midlands as well overnight, but quite a warm night with temperatures down to 12 to 15 degrees. tomorrow, temperatures could reach 30 degrees. that will please some people, not every body, mind you. we didn't reach 30 degrees at last month. last time we had 30 degrees was on the 23rd ofjuly and that was in northern ireland. we start with mist and fog across parts of england tomorrow. that burns off in the morning, sunshine develops widely in england and is. after a cloudy start for northern ireland and southern scotland, sunshine develops, giving temperatures a boost into the low to mid 20s. it is across england and wales we see temperatures reaching 30 degrees, more likely through the midlands and south east of england. still a lot of heat around on wednesday as well.
we see signs of change towards the south—west of england and wales, perhaps northern ireland, with an increasing risk of catching heavy and thundery downpours. with the sunshine moving further north into scotland, temperatures will be higher here, 26 and possibly 27 degrees. further east across england ahead of the thundery showers, temperatures close to 30 degrees. but look what has happened to those showers they develop and push northwards and eastwards overnight continuing northwards into scotland on thursday, some heavy rain for northern ireland still and heavy showers coming into england and way. so temperatures won't be as high on thursday, still quite warm for the time of year, 2a or 25 in eastern parts of england. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me. possibly 30 degrees in the midlands and south of england. good afternoon, it's 1:30pm
and here's your latest sports news. you're watching bbc news. i'm olly foster at the bbc sport centre, it's lunch on the final day of the fourth test at the oval. england have lost two wickets as they chase 368 for victory — they resumed on 77 without loss, rory burns went for 50. dawid malan was run out for five. haseeb hameed is still there on 62, with captainjoe root. england currently i3i—2, so another 237 required in two sessions. that would be a record test run chase. the series is level at 1—1 ahead of the final test, which starts at old trafford on friday. liverpool say they are in touch with the relevant authorities in guinea as they try and bring their midfielder naby keita safely back to england. there has been an apparent military coup in the country. the 26—year—old was due to play
in a world cup qualifier against morocco in conakry today, but following hours of heavy gunfire near the presidential palace, football's governing body fifa and african football chiefs postponed the game. the morocco team was escorted out of the country yesterday. liverpool say they're "satisfied that keita is safe "and well cared for". the international break has been far from smooth for argentina as well. their world cup qualifier against brazil in sao paulo was abandoned just minutes after kick—off, when brazilian health officials walked onto the pitch to confront three uk—based argentine players. they say that tottenham's giovani lo celso and cristian romero and aston villa's emiliano martinez all posed a serious health risk, and another villa player, emiliano buendia, who wasn't in the squad, has also been accused of breaching covid protocols after travelling from the uk, a red list country. the brazilian health authorities say that all four had been told
to isolate and leave the country hours before the match, but failed to comply, which is why they took such drastic action, forcing the game to be called off. no comments yet from fifa as to what action will be taken. no comments yet from fifa as to what action will be taken. valtteri bottas will leave mercedes at the end of the year and move to alfa romeo — that should pave the way for george russell to become lewis hamilton's new partner from 2022. after five years at mercedes alongside hamilton, bottas will replace kimi raikkonen, at alfa romeo, who is retiring from formula one at the end of the season. bottas has won nine races in five years since he joined mercedes in 2017. paralympics gb are reflecting on a brilliant games injapan, finishing second in the medal table again with 124 medals, including 41 golds. two of those golds were won by swimmer maisie summers newton.
she told sally nugent what it was like racing alongside her hero. when i first started racing against ellie simmonds after she came back from rio, that was surreal for me because she has always been such an idol for me and someone i have always looked up to, so to race against her is really strange but i have definitely got used to it over the past few years. she is such an inspiration, a good friend and lovely person. to have her in the cool room and having that person who has the knowledge and experience to know that i can trust her and rely on her and i know is going to be a great race and is going to be really fun. over in ohio, it's all set for an enthralling final day at the solheim cup. the usa dominated yesterday's early foursomes to reduce europe's lead to a single point. but after a topsy—turvey afternoon fourballs,
europe have a slender 9—7 lead going into todays singles. they need just five points from the 12 matches to retain the trophy that they won a couple of years ago at gleneagles. i'll have more for you in the next hour. borisjohnson is facing a backlash from mps as they return to westminster, over plans for reforming the funding of social care and the nhs in england. many, including prominent conservatives, are angry about reports that he's considering raising national insurance rates, which would break a manifesto pledge. reports suggest £5.5 billon of funding has been agreed to plug nhs shortfalls, including the backlog of treatment caused by the coronavirus pandemic. the government is also considering increasing national insurance contributions by at least i% to improve social care. national insurance is paid by workers until they reach the state pension age,
and by their employers. for someone on average earnings of £29,500, a i% increase in national insurance would cost them about £200 a year. with me now is simon blackburn, the ceo of the registered care providers association. good afternoon to simon. what on your own thoughts about social care funding and how it should be increased?— funding and how it should be increased? ., ~ , ., ., ., increased? thank you for having me. it is important _ increased? thank you for having me. it is important. they _ increased? thank you for having me. it is important. they have _ increased? thank you for having me. it is important. they have come - increased? thank you for having me. it is important. they have come up i it is important. they have come up with a funding system, if we were all to look after each other, we must have a funding system that works and so we must have a discussion about that. but at the moment, what we have been hearing is politics, cross—party and internal
politics, cross—party and internal politics going on, and we must remind ourselves of why we are here, and that is the slow collapse of the social care market system. i work with care providers in somerset and there is an immediate crisis and urgency, as alison holt pointed out earlier on. because of private care providers across the country, that has been brought out by there not being sufficiently within the system to allow people to purchase care, for care providers to be able to provided and for employers to be able to find staff and hold onto them. so that is the challenge that a universal taxation system needs to deliver. i a universal taxation system needs to deliver. . ., , deliver. iwanted to “ump in, it seems at deliver. iwanted to “ump in, it seems as though _ deliver. iwanted tojump in, it seems as though there - deliver. iwanted tojump in, it seems as though there is - deliver. i wanted tojump in, it. seems as though there is almost universal agreement that the system
needs a drastic reform and it needs more money and the question is quite how to go about it. those who are opposing a rise in national insurance contributions to so either because they say conservatives promised not to raise taxes or because they say this is generationally unfair, that younger people already hit by a whole range of other forces, are people already hit by a whole range of otherforces, are now people already hit by a whole range of other forces, are now paying people already hit by a whole range of otherforces, are now paying more for old people's care. that of other forces, are now paying more for old people's care.— for old people's care. that is a clear point _ for old people's care. that is a clear point and _ for old people's care. that is a | clear point and understandable, however, the case for universal taxation for essential services in a modern society is going to be won when will fell into line in 1945 and started paying national insurance. why we are having this important debate is now is really because we have been sidelined by the real urgency that we are facing, not another taxation system, but social
care. i think there is probably a majority of the population who are prepared to put their hand in their pocket to fund the nhs and i believe social care... if the government want a completely different taxation plan, let them have it, yet national insurance and record something else. and i think a taxation system that was actually called the care tax would help ipad that money, set it aside so that it was not drawn on by the nhs, because it is actually social care that most others draw on most of the time and that is what we must fund. i most of the time and that is what we must fund. ., ., ., . , must fund. i want to dance this briefl , must fund. i want to dance this briefly. as _ must fund. i want to dance this briefly. as you _ must fund. i want to dance this briefly, as you probably - must fund. i want to dance this briefly, as you probably know, | must fund. i want to dance this | briefly, as you probably know, it must fund. i want to dance this . briefly, as you probably know, it is difficult for governments to earmark certain parts of money for certain sectors simply because of a taxation system, the way that the revenue
system, the way that the revenue system works. it always sounds like a great idea but it is extremely difficult in practice. we a great idea but it is extremely difficult in practice.— a great idea but it is extremely difficult in practice. we fund the nhs that way — difficult in practice. we fund the nhs that way so _ difficult in practice. we fund the nhs that way so i _ difficult in practice. we fund the nhs that way so i believe - difficult in practice. we fund the nhs that way so i believe the i nhs that way so i believe the solution is there. if we want this to be underpinned by our desire for our need to look after each other, it must be a solution that transcends party politics, otherwise we will have successive governments putting up to debate yet again how we fund it. last year i said this was a marathon, not a sprint, nor is it a relay race. we need a fundamental long—term solution. but party politics is superseded by anything. party politics is superseded by an hina. . ~ party politics is superseded by an hina. ., ~ party politics is superseded by an hina. . . millions of pupils are returning to classrooms in england and wales, amid fears of a spike in students with covid. scientists have warned of a rapid
rise in school cases without such measures and experts have not recommended jabs for healthy 12 to 15—year—olds. in england, there are over 30 times more children with covid compared with last year. in scotland, cases among the under—15s have trebled since school restarted in mid—august. we can't say that the rise has been solely caused by schools returning. this graph shows cases in 2020 in green and this year in red. although cases were much lower at this point in 2020, they followed a similar pattern, rising before schools went back and then increasing more steeply later in september. martine croxall is at a school in stockton—on—tees. school here back obviously for the first day of the new term with all sorts of considerations that have been made to keep everybody safe. there is a testing centre,
all 700 of the pupils have to undergo a lateral flow test to make sure they are not carrying the virus. gone are the bubbles and the masks but they are having to think about, how do you make sure that the air is flowing properly to make sure it is as safe as possible? it is lunchtime here, you can probably hear a few people down having their break. cast your mind back to the first day of secondary school. a mixture of trepidation and anxiety and excitement, i imagine — that's what it was like for me anyway, but two people in year seven new to this school taking it all in their stride. adam fowler and millie robson mccarthy, thank you for taking some time out to talk to us. what have you been doing on yourfirst morning, adam? we have just, we had quite a big assemblyjust introducing us to our head of the year and everything else and then we just went into our, first period we skipped it because we had to do the assembly and then in period two, we went to our lessons. i was in music and after that, we just had another mini assembly before break.
but they have you walking already, you have been doing maths as well. there is no letup, they are putting you to work pretty quickly. you've gone from being, though, millie, the oldest in your primary school to the youngest in your secondary school. how are you feeling about the first day? at first, i felt a bit nervous - and anxious because i wasn't very confident around a lot of people because it made me feel quite i like i didn't like being around - a big crowd, but coming to summer school also helped me. build up my confidence. i don't feel as nervous or anxious. so you got to know the school a bit before you came. you did the same, adam, but you spent quite a lot of time living abroad. where did you live before you came back to england? i was born in china and then after that, we moved to bangladesh with my sister and then sri lanka and now in england. why did your mum really want you to come here? you are glad she sent you here, aren't you? yes. i think it's because it'sjust
a fresh start and she's been told it's a good school from some of her friends and that it's getting better every year. so you are back in school, having spent some time at primary school having to learn online. which do you prefer, millie? do you prefer being back? i prefer being in the school- because it's a lot easier to talk to the teachers and if you need | help, it's a lot easier for them| to help you face to face | instead of over screens. what about you, adam? which is better for you ? for me, it's being in school because it's a lot more social. even though the primary school made it very easy for us, itjust didn't feel the same. no, and you get to mix with your friends, don't you? you get to do pe and all sorts of those exciting things and go to the labs for all the sciences. what are you looking forward to doing at secondary school? it's very different from being in infant and junior school, isn't it? i'm looking forward to having more opportunities to do things - we weren't really able to do in primary, like, science - because you couldn't really do experiments that you can do i in secondary because they are too - dangerous or something and we didn't
really have the chance | to participate in them, so i'm excited for the science. what about you ? i think it'sjust better that we are separated in sets almost, so like, you can be with your friend sometimes but it's a lot easier, it's a lot easier to keep up because if you are struggling, they will put you in a lower set, or if you are _ doing better, they will put you in a higher set. i hope you spotted the book vending machine that is downstairs. it's amazing, it's like a sweet vending machine but books. fewer calories and betterfor your brain. thank you for talking to us on your first day. i hope you have a fantastic time here. you are here for five years, so it would be great to come back and see you at the end of it all. adam and millie, thank you very much for talking to us. it's lunchtime, i don't want to keep you from getting something to eat. we are here all day at the north shore academy. we will be speaking to some of those who run this extraordinary place about the challenges of reopening the school even when they have still got covid
to consider. the families of victims of the malaysia arlines flight, which was shot down over ukraine in 2014, have been giving testimony for the first time at a murder trial in amsterdam. four suspects are accused of shooting down flight mh17 over rebel—held eastern ukraine, murdering all 298 people on board. all are suspected of being pro—russian separatists and the trial is being held in their absence. ria van der steen lost her father and step mother in the disaster and was the first relative to speak. translation: the first time i had to say goodbye - was on the 17th ofjuly 2014, when i received that horrendous telephone call with the unbelievable message that the aircraft had been shot down.
disbelief, panic, chaos, waiting, waiting for more, waiting for longer. but also hope. hope that it wasn't so and hope that there would be a call and that they would return home. at that point in time, we really couldn't say a true goodbye and if you can't say goodbye, then you cannot really accept death. emotional testimony about losing a relative on mh17. it's one of nottingham's greatest inventions. developed by sir peter mansfield at nottingham university, the mri scanner has been helping diagnose anything from a torn ligament to a tumour thanks to its detailed imaging of the body. but it's now been adapted in a uk first for a study into symptoms of long covid. nicola gilroy reports.
up until covid, i had remained disease—free, perfectly healthy life, but covid literally destroyed me in the space of 12 hours. after nearly dying of covid—19, leaving hospital was something ricky never thought he would do, but for thousands like him, this is not the end of the story. my breathing is irregular, even today, it is not the same as it was. so maybe that's a long—term effect of covid. but no one knows why. one in five covid—19 sufferers have symptoms for five weeks or more, including fatigue, breathlessness, muscle ache and memory loss and equates to around 10,000 people in nottinghamshire alone. and it's the answer to that question that world leading researchers in nottingham are looking for, using the mri scanner in a uk first. so the mri scanner allows us to look
at organs of the body, to allow us to look at the muscle, the brain, heart, lungs. uniquely, we are able to look at those organs during exercise. it is too simplistic to assume this was a patient does sat in a chair or lying on a bed doing nothing is what the patient's experiencing day—to—day. if we can mimic in some way a period of exercise over ten, 15 minutes and actually look at what the body is doing during that, that is absolutely crucial. this exercise machine has been specially designed so it is compatible with a scanner and patience can be monitored while doing physical activity. more recent studies have actually shown that covid might more directly affect the muscles itself as well as that therefore may hinder the recovery process, so again, this will be able to see if there are any direct effects that we can see of covid actually happening.
they need to know as much as they can, so i was quick to agree to take part in it and from there on, it has been really, really good because it has also given me a chance to see how my body is reacting and also if there is any other underlying problems that were not detected before. researchers here say, until we know why patients experience symptoms of breathlessness and fatigue for so long after having covid—19, they won't be able to treat them as effectively, but with findings expected to be out by the end of the year, they are hoping that will happen soon. nicola gilroy, bbc east midlands today, nottingham. as the crisis in afghanistan continues, community members in newport pagnell near milton keynes have been mobilising support. one local church has received thousands of donations to help those in need. meanwhile, the local cricket club has been organising games to help refugees settle into the community. theo chikomba has been to meet them.
a moment ofjoy for these afghan refugees in newport pagnall, taking part in the sport they love back home. off the pitch, fazli says the support from the local cricket club and others has been invaluable. the support has been very good. the local church, the islamic centre and some other churches, the afghan welcome programme, they have been very effective in having actively supported the afghan refugees and families here. so far we have got enough number of pushchairs for babies, other baby products. with no shortage of runs on the pitch, one thing is still playing on this man's mind — for his family and friends to find refuge soon.
they are very, very sad and they hope the british will relocate them to the uk, but they are waiting for the new team. i think i heard from the television that the 31st of august, the end of the scheme, but they are going to have another scheme, another programme. meanwhile, in the heart of the town, this faith community is at the forefront. here we have just a small amount of the donations that have come in from this community. thousands of donations have come in, all part of the efforts to help those in need. for them, i think if we remember where they have come from, and the instability of the country of afghanistan, to be able to come here means safety and security for them and for their families, albeit that is coupled with knowing that some of their family and some of their closest friends are still back in afghanistan. so far, the refugees have been bowled over by the support as they adapt to life in the uk.
now it's time for a look at the weather. hello there. yesterday temper is reached a high of 27 celsius, today is likely to be hotter. a late burst of summer, sunshine on the way for the next few days, temperatures rising and then all change on wednesday onwards with the threat of thundery rain and temperatures falling away. it comes from this area of low pressure. it is not here yet, but high—pressure away and low pressure approaches, we have a south—easterly breeze and that will bring higher temperatures. east wales, the midlands, south east england will see higher temperatures, warmer everywhere than yesterday. we have a breeze coming
in from the south. still drizzle across western parts of scotland, sunny end to the day for england and wales, followed by clear skies, but mist and fog forming in the north—west the midlands, clear skies continue overnight and it will be a warm night, temperatures 12 to 15 degrees. 30 degrees is not to everybody�*s tastes, but it is possible on tuesday, and we did not reach that last month, and the last time we did with the 23rd ofjuly. mist and and fog will lift, sunshine comes out in england and wales, we have sunshine across northern ireland and scotland and clear skies. temperatures rising and peaking in northern ireland, but the midlands and south—east of england is where we could reach 30 degrees on tuesday. in the south—west, parts of wales and may be northern
ireland, we see the weather changing with showers that could be heavy and thundery later in the day. not as warm northern ireland, wales and south—west, hot elsewhere with heat building in scotland, temperatures not far off 30 degrees. the storms break out and develop overnight heading into thursday, up towards scotland and continuing into northern ireland, heavy showers breaking out in england and wales. it will be cooler and a top temperature of 24 25 the south—east. —— 24, temperature of 24 25 the south—east. -- 24, 25 in temperature of 24 25 the south—east. —— 24, 25 in the south—east.
this is bbc news. the headlines: borisjohnson faces a backlash, over plans to raise national insurance to pay for social care reforms in england. but ministers say change is vital. this is a change that is long overdue, it won't be easy, there is no right answer that everybody will find consensus around, every single possible solution that the chancellor has will have pros and cons. we'll be asking what other tax options the government might have to pay for social care. also this afternoon: the taliban claims control of the panjshir valley, the last region to fall in afghanistan. but opposition forces, say they're still fighting. back to school for millions more children in england, wales and northern ireland, but will the return spark a rise in covid cases?