and the public support when the mural in his home town was defaced. gcse media studies is a barometer of social change. marcus rashford is a role model for many children. so he is replacing zoe sugg. known to millions as zoella, she has gone from teen influencer to appealing more to mums. finally this lunchtime, netflix has bought the roald dahl story company, giving the streaming business access to all of the late writer's works. more than 300 million copies of his books have been sold worldwide. netflix says new live action films and animated series, including one about the oompa lumpas, will follow. time for a look at the weather. then rich in some ways it looks like quite an autumnal weather story with some
mist to start the day today. that is appropriate because this is the autumn equinox. for others it feels more like late summer with some sunshine and the best of that across eastern and southern parts of england, wales and the south—west clouding over at the minute and some clouding over at the minute and some cloud bringing rain across scotland and into northern ireland. quite windy this afternoon across the northern half of the uk and further south even a bit breezy than yesterday. but 22, 20 three degrees across the south of the uk. across northern scotland turning cooler at 13 or 14 degrees. this evening and tonight this band of cloud and patchy rain moving down into england and wales. in northern scotland longer spells of rain and gusty wind. up to 65 miles an hour in the
exposed spots. quite a mild night and then into tomorrow this front bringing cloud south across england and wales. rain for a time across scotland and behind thatjust a hint that we will try to import some colder airfrom the north but it will not make much progress. the north of mainland scotland are seeing some chilly but bright conditions tomorrow. cloud down towards the south and in between that a slice of sunshine developing for wales, the midlands and east anglia. but up towards the north just 11 degrees in lerwick but that brief flirtation with chilly air does not last long as by friday we're back into westerly wind and some milder weather. a moist westerly flow bringing cloud into western areas in particular where the cloud bring some outbreaks of patchy rain at times. eastern and
southern parts in some sunshine and parts of the south at this stage could get up to 2a degrees. not bad for the time of year. into the weak high—pressure bills to the east and low pressure trying to squeeze in from the west. it stays quite warm for the time of year and this weather front could bring showers at times but for many of us quite a lot of dry weather in the forecast. a reminder of our top story... borisjohnson says he's looking to take "incremental steps" on trade with the united states, after talks with president biden. the us has announced it will lift the ban on british lamb imports. that's all from the bbc news at one — so it's goodbye from me — and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc�*s good afternoon.
here's your latest sports news. premier league clubs are meeting today where, amongst other things, they'll discuss a new nine—point—charter designed to prevent future breakaways from the competition. it comes after two previous rebellions from some of its member clubs, which saw project big picture — dismissed almost exactly a year ago — and the european super league, with the so—called "big six" clubs — manchester united, manchester city, tottenham, arsenal, liverpool and chelsea — also abandoned after intense pressure from supporters. there should be an independent regulator put in place so it's taken away from them. this is far little, far too late. this is then reacting to a situation they don't want, they don't want an independent regulator in football to watch over them and now they are trying to put something in place, they have tried to break away twice in the last 18 months with project big picture and the
european super league. juventus, barcelona and real madrid are still say to this day there will be a european super league and we know onus of premier league clubs are in it for investment or marketing purposes. that is fine, no problem, but there have to be boundaries set now not by themselves but by an independent body, and that will hopefully happen. premier league and championship clubs will be able to offer licensed standing areas at their grounds from 2022 as part of a pilot programme. it would mean an end to the ban on standing in the top two divisions which has been in place for more than 25 years. in 2018 the sports ground safety authority allowed the use of rail seats, as seen at celtic park. premier league clubs chelsea, liverpool, manchester city, manchester united and wolves have all had rail seating installed at their grounds. to be approved for safe standing, fans also must be able to sit or stand in the licensed area. clubs have until 6th october to submit an application.
in netball, england have drawn level with new zealand in their three match series after victory in the second match in christchurch. the world champions held a narrow lead for the majority of the first half but the england roses rallied in the third quarter, and by the fourth they were in control. the final score was 55—45 in favour of england. the final match of the series takes place on friday. england are using the series to help them prepare for next years commonwealth games in birmingham. there's been an update to some cricket terminology — as batter will now be used instead of batsman in the laws of the game. the mcc, which is recognised as the sole authority on cricket's laws, say the changes will take immediate effect. they say the new gender—neutral language will "help reinforce crickets status as an inclusive game for all". now, the countdown to the ryder cup continues. the competition gets underway at whistling straits in wisconsin on friday and european captain
padraig harrington says he'll have a "covid envelope", in case a player is forced to withdraw after a positive test. there's been an "envelope rule" at the ryder cup for the last a0 years, where a reserve is named inside an envelope, if any of the players get injured. and with this competition taking place during the pandemic, harrington says it's more necessary than ever. it's still not completely clear whether what happens when we have, if, god forbid, if we have a covid outbreak of a number of players but for one player it's pretty straightforward was not. 0bviously on the first two days for players will sit out so it's not so much an issue but when everybody plays on sunday, it can affect the match in some way. but one is in a covid
envelope for sure. and you can follow all the latest from the road cycling world championships, live on the bbc sport website right now. and there are more details on the story that derby county football club have just gone story that derby county football club havejust gone into administration. you can follow that story as it develops this afternoon. in the world cycling championships... the mixed team time trial has just got underway. but that's it from me for now. the prime minister has been speaking in washington about his meeting with president biden. that happened last night at the white house. the president made it clear that a post—brexit trade deal with the united kingdom is not a priority for his administration but borisjohnson says he remains optimistic about increasing trade between the uk and united states. i think there is every prospect of a free trade deal with states but in the meantime we are taking practical steps to help our exporters. you have already seen the ban on british
beef lifted. you have seen tariffs come off scotch whisky and we have sorted out the airbus and boeing dispute that has been going on for decades. i can tell you that today, what we will get from the united states now is a lifting on the ban on a decades—old ban, totally unjustified, discriminating against british farmers, the ban on british lamb. we will be able to export british lamb to the united states for the first time in decades. kebabs, koftas and lamb burgers will be supplied by britain to the united states for the first time in decades. and about time too was that we want to be able to make solid and incremental steps on trade. the biden administration is not doing free trade deals around the world
right now but i have absolutely every confidence that a great deal is there to be done and there are plenty of people in that building behind me who certainly want to do one. ., , ., ., ., one. your desire to renegotiate the northern ireland _ one. your desire to renegotiate the northern ireland protocol— one. your desire to renegotiate the northern ireland protocol is - one. your desire to renegotiate the northern ireland protocol is clearly | northern ireland protocol is clearly a stumbling block with president biden. do you agree with george eustice that the president doesn't fully understand?— eustice that the president doesn't fully understand? from our meeting esterda i fully understand? from our meeting yesterday i don't _ fully understand? from our meeting yesterday i don't think _ fully understand? from our meeting yesterday i don't think it _ fully understand? from our meeting yesterday i don't think it came - fully understand? from our meeting yesterday i don't think it came up i yesterday i don't think it came up at all. we had a meeting of over 90 minutes and it wasn't raised. there is a great deal of understanding among all ourfriends is a great deal of understanding among all our friends around the world that the belfast good friday agreement is crucial to us and to the world and we need to maintain the world and we need to maintain the balance and symmetry of that agreement and that's what we are going to do. agreement and that's what we are going to tie-— agreement and that's what we are going to do. inaudible question that certainly _ going to do. inaudible question that certainly did _ going to do. inaudible question that certainly did come _ going to do. inaudible question that certainly did come up. - going to do. inaudible question that certainly did come up. what l going to do. inaudible question that certainly did come up. what i | that certainly did come up. what i want to say about that, i just think
it's time for some of our dearest friends around the world to... this is fundamentally a great step forward for global security. it's three very like—minded allies standing shoulder to shoulder and creating a new partnership for the sharing of technology. it's not exclusive, it's not trying to shoulder anybody out and it's not adversarial towards china, for instance. it is there to intensify links and friendship between the three countries in a way that i think will be beneficial for things that we believe in. good for the protection of democracy, freedom, human rights, equality is, the rule of law, which underpins the free trade we have just been talking about. so i find it very hard to see
in this agreement anything not to like. �* . ~ ~' in this agreement anything not to like. 1, . ~ ., , in this agreement anything not to like. back home, energy prices are auoin u- like. back home, energy prices are going up and _ like. back home, energy prices are going on and food _ like. back home, energy prices are going up and food prices _ like. back home, energy prices are going up and food prices too. - like. back home, energy prices are going up and food prices too. are i going up and food prices too. are you concerned about panic buying... inaudible question inaudible question i don't think that will happen, i think we have very good supply chains, as i have been saying in the last few days. what we have seen is the growing pains of a global economy recovering rapidly from covid. ., ., ., ., , covid. you are going to be addressing _ covid. you are going to be addressing the _ covid. you are going to be addressing the un - covid. you are going to be addressing the un soon. | covid. you are going to be - addressing the un soon. what are covid. you are going to be _ addressing the un soon. what are you hoping to achieve with your speech? i want to set out the challenge facing humanity. this is a pivotal moment. we have a0 days until the cop 26 summit in november. we have seen some great progress by the united states. yesterday the president came through with something that really exceeded our expectations. i said on the plane out that we had a six in ten chance of success on that and maybe i
undercooked it. they really surprised us all on the upside put up surprised us all on the upside put up a doubling of their commitments, and that will send a signal to the developing world that they will get american support in going green and cutting carbon. so i will be saying to the un general assembly tonight, this is it, folks. this is the moment when humanity comes to an inflection point and we either take the steps necessary to avert a catastrophic increase in temperatures over the next 100 years, or we fail. temperatures over the next 100 years, orwe fail. and temperatures over the next 100 years, or we fail. and we can do it. you have seen by the actions the americans are taking, and other countries are taking, that we can do it. in our own country we have seen a 75% increase in gdp on 1990 levels whilst cutting carbon by aa%. so you can do it, and you can produce high
wage, high skilled jobs in green technologies and many millions of them. ,, , ~ , them. studio: the prime minister in washington- — them. studio: the prime minister in washington. apologies _ them. studio: the prime minister in washington. apologies who - them. studio: the prime minister in washington. apologies who couldn'tl washington. apologies who couldn't quite hear the questions but i think you got the gist of the answers. a highly critical report from the uk prisons watchdog has identified a series of failings in the case of an 18—year—old inmate who lost her baby after giving birth alone in her cell. the prisons and probation 0mbudsman found staff at bronzefield's women's prison — who were responsible for her care — were unclear about the estimated due date, and were not aware she could give birth imminently. as the woman went into labour, she pressed her cell bell for help but no one responded. the report says she appeared to be regarded as "difficult" rather than vulnerable. my colleaguejoanna gosling spoke to the prisons and probation 0mbudsman sue mcallister, who told her about the mistakes made in this case. we found in our investigation that
a number of things went wrong in this case and we've identified a number of ourfailings. first of all there was confusion about the due date, when the baby was due to be born. the staff looking after this young woman in the prison didn't know the birth was imminent. so when she asked for help on the evening before she gave birth her calls were ignored and she was not given access to a nurse. we found that was unacceptable. she pressed her cell call bell twice and on neither occasion did staff respond. why was that? we have identified they didn't and have said that is unacceptable and one recommendation we have made is that an investigation should be carried out by the director of bronzefield with a view to decide whether disciplinary action is appropriate. we also found the midwifery care given to this young woman in bronzefield and the midwifery model operating in prisons is not suitable for prisons. it is not suitable for cases where,
as in this case, the young woman did not engage with midwives, was not willing to have a scan, didn't attend an appointment and was clearly very frightened, including being frightened the baby would be taken away from her. one thing we have recommended is a more flexible and imaginative approach needs to be adopted in cases like this. and that all women who are pregnant and in prison should be treated as having high risk pregnancies. so you are saying that basically she wasn't engaging and theyjust left her to that. in your report you say that staff appeared to regard her as difficult and having a bad attitude, rather than as a vulnerable 18—year—old and frightened that her baby would be taken from her. we did find there were some staff who tried very hard to engage with her and tried hard to form a relationship. some staff got on reasonably well with her, but she was vulnerable, she had issues with trust and found
it very difficult to trust people in positions of authority so her behaviour could be challenging. what we found was that not enough was done to try to persuade her to engage and to persuade her it was in her best interest to engage so sometimes when she failed to attend appointments or she was reluctant to attend a clinic, not enough was done to try to understand why that was. what we have recommended is that a more trauma informed approach would be appropriate in prisons dealing with women who are often vulnerable and very frightened and whose pregnancies can be very complicated. they could be the results of abuse, for example, and they might not be the happy events that they are often assumed to be when midwives are working with women in the community. that was the prisons and probation ombudsman speaking to bbc news earlier. now it's time for across the uk.
welsh ambulance crews are spending whole shifts waiting to off—load patients, according to a front—line worker. the welsh ambulance service has now formally asked for military help. 0ur wales political reporter, cemlyn davies, is in cardiff. talk us through the problems for the welsh ambulance service at the moment. we welsh ambulance service at the moment. ~ ., welsh ambulance service at the moment. ~ . , ., moment. we have been hearing concerns now — moment. we have been hearing concerns now about _ moment. we have been hearing concerns now about the - moment. we have been hearing i concerns now about the increasing pressure on the ambulance service for several weeks and months. that's partly down to the lifting of covid restrictions and this third wave of the pandemic now. the number of calls to the ambulance service here has been increasing quickly and significantly. if we look at the latest stats, in july,
significantly. if we look at the latest stats, injuly, less significantly. if we look at the latest stats, in july, less than 58% of the most serious red calls were responded to within eight minutes. the target is to respond to 65% of those red calls within that eight minute window. throughout this week we have been hearing stories of paramedics spending entire shifts, hour after hour, outside hospital waiting to off—load patients. today one emergency medical technician told us that morale is at rock bottom. in response to this situation the welsh ambulance trust has made a formal request for military assistance. that has gone to the welsh government. it has to pass that request on now to the ministry of defence, and if it is granted, and we are told it will not be a formality, it is not a rubber—stamping exercise, but if it is granted by the mod this would be the third time the army has stepped
in to help the ambulance service in wales since the start of the pandemic. and in the past the army had been brought in to help with driving and decontaminating ambulances, for example. it's worth noting that similar requests have already been approved for military assistance to help out in scotland and in parts of england as well. this whole situation will be debated ijy this whole situation will be debated by mss behind me in the senedd this afternoon and the welsh conservatives will call on the welsh labour government to call for an emergency situation in the ambulance service. there will be a plea to reduce response times. last week the health secretary acknowledge there is growing pressure on the service, she acknowledged the increasing pressure but she would not call it a crisis. we will see what the welsh government has to say as it takes
place in debates this afternoon. grammar schools in northern ireland are set to run a single common transfer test from november 2023. a confidential document obtained by bbc news ni outlines plans for a common test with two papers to be held that month. robbie meredith is our northern ireland education correspondent. talk us through the significance of this. to talk us through the significance of this. ., , ., talk us through the significance of this. ., i. ,., . ,, ., this. to give you some background, we know there _ this. to give you some background, we know there are _ this. to give you some background, we know there are grammar - this. to give you some background, | we know there are grammar schools this. to give you some background, i we know there are grammar schools in some parts of england, but in northern ireland we have a northern ireland wide system of grammar schools and there are about 190 post primary schools that children attend over the age of 11 and around one third are grammar schools. they use transfer tests or academic selection to select pupils and around a5% of pupils go on to post primary education in grammar schools will stop there was a state run test until 2008 that was done away with ijy until 2008 that was done away with by the then education minister.
grammar schools then decided to set “p grammar schools then decided to set up their own grammar tests, transfer tests, and there were two make set “p tests, and there were two make set up effectively by two private organisations, to further complicate matters. 0ne organisations, to further complicate matters. one was used by mainly catholic grammar schools and one was used by mainly grammar schools four pupils from a protestant background, complicating the situation further for some critics have described it as a dog's breakfast of a system. a lot of parents enter children for transfer tests every year. but it has been a bone of contention that there has been two separate tests, meaning some children end up sitting five transfer tests every autumn to try to get a place in a grammar school. around 15 mainly current grammar school principals have been working for a number of years on a proposal that would see a common entrance test. according to the briefing document we have obtained today the plan is that common
transfer test, entrance test, would finally come into effect in november of 2023. the document says it would consists of two tests, english and maths, and they would be on separate dates around two weeks apart and it will cost £20 for parents to enter children for a tester, although it would be free for children entitled to free school meals. i think there is a groundswell of opinion this should go ahead, but it is not a done deal. schools have to decide by this day next week whether they will do this, but it will not start until 2023 but it won't stop the wider debate about academic selection and grammar schools the other stop its acutely emotive debate, probably the most contentious issue in education in northern ireland and there are plenty who are opposed to academic selection and plenty of people who are for it. this would change the testing system but would not get rid of that wider debate.— of that wider debate. robbie meredith. — of that wider debate. robbie meredith, northern - of that wider debate. robbie meredith, northern ireland i of that wider debate. robbie - meredith, northern ireland education correspondent, thank you. a motherfrom cambridge has been
reunited with her son after 58 years thanks to a chance dna match. they were separated when she suffered a breakdown while living in the united states and her marriage ended. at the time, her son calvin was just six years old. he's been searching for her for a0 years and a few days ago, flew in from michigan for the hug of a lifetime. this is mollie and calvin's story in their own words. i had ihada i had a complete breakdown in the states. at that point i couldn't even take care of myself, let alone my children. and my brother sent... he told me to go home. and i went home with every intentions of going back. ijust wanted to become well and to be able to go back, but it didn't happen. it didn't happen. i
got served up divorce papers and i didn't understand why, because i had done nothing. i was amazed. i was on cloud nine. it i was amazed. i was on cloud nine. it brings— i was amazed. i was on cloud nine. it brings tears to my eyes now. | it brings tears to my eyes now. i -ot it brings tears to my eyes now. got this it brings tears to my eyes now. i got this phone call. ijust couldn't believe it. i was so excited, i felt like walking up the walls and what have you. but it was so hard for me to absorb, and it still is. when i first met him he tapped me on the shoulder. ijust
when i first met him he tapped me on the shoulder. i just was so overjoyed, it felt like my heart was pumping out of my body. imilieu overjoyed, it felt like my heart was pumping out of my body. when she turned around _ pumping out of my body. when she turned around and _ pumping out of my body. when she turned around and seen _ pumping out of my body. when she turned around and seen me, - pumping out of my body. when she turned around and seen me, she i pumping out of my body. when she. turned around and seen me, she just couldnt— turned around and seen me, she just couldn't believe it. it was the first— couldn't believe it. it was the first time _ couldn't believe it. it was the first time we touched. i got to hold her hand _ first time we touched. i got to hold her hand and give her a big first time we touched. i got to hold her hand and give hera big hug first time we touched. i got to hold her hand and give her a big hug and started _ her hand and give her a big hug and started bawling like a baby. she was 'ust started bawling like a baby. she was just dumbfounded with having grandkids. because she has no grandkids, that was her only grand kids. _ grandkids, that was her only grand kids. they— grandkids, that was her only grand kids, they are mine. everybody has bonded _ kids, they are mine. everybody has bonded so — kids, they are mine. everybody has bonded so well. it'sjust kids, they are mine. everybody has bonded so well. it's just amazing. it's bonded so well. it's just amazing. it's like _ bonded so well. it's just amazing. it's like we — bonded so well. it's just amazing. it's like we haven't been away from each other~ — it's like we haven't been away from each other. it'sjust it's like we haven't been away from each other. it's just we are all together, _ each other. it's just we are all together, happy and joyful. something that i've looked forward to all my— something that i've looked forward to all my life. it was like an empty spot in_ to all my life. it was like an empty spot in my— to all my life. it was like an empty spot in my heart had finally filled in. there is a span of 58 years that she is missed _
there is a span of 58 years that she is missed and i've missed. it's a tough _ is missed and i've missed. it's a tough thing _ is missed and i've missed. it's a tough thing to go through. i don't think there _ tough thing to go through. i don't think there is _ tough thing to go through. i don't think there is a _ tough thing to go through. i don't think there is a mother _ tough thing to go through. i don't think there is a mother who - tough thing to go through. i don't think there is a mother who could love a son as deep as i love him. and i do. i do. i really, really do. that's about it from me, but ben thompson will be here in a few minutes to take you through the rest of the afternoon. and guess who is on the weather, ben rich, three bens in a row. it's like full moons. it only happens once in awhile. today may be the autumn equinox, the
start of astronomical autumn, but the weather resembled late summer across parts of england and wales with spells of warm sunshine and scotland and northern ireland seeing a band of rensink south. a windy afternoon across the northern half of the uk. temperatures for most of us in the high teens or low 20s, peaking at 22 or 23 in the south. this evening and tonight, this band of cloud and patchy rain continues its journey south but rain gathering again in northern scotland with some strong wind, gusts touching 60 mph or more for a time in exposed spots. a mile started tomorrow morning. some early rain across a good part of scotland. wind easing through the day but we keep a lot of cloud and patchy rain here and some of the cloud in northern ireland, north—west england and a stripe of cloud in the south. temperatures are struggling in the far north. 11 degrees in lerwick, 23 in london. staying mainly dry over the weekend and warm for the time of year.
this is bbc news. the headlines... the government faces calls from labour to guarantee no—one will lose their energy supply or be pushed into fuel poverty this winter. working people will have to choose whether to feed their kids or heat their homes. the choice for the deputy prime minister is will he make their lives easier or harder? we are the ones taking the difficult decisions, — we are the ones taking the difficult decisions, getting on with the job and our— decisions, getting on with the job and our plan is working. no decisions, getting on with the 'ob and our plan is workingi and our plan is working. no trade deal with the _ and our plan is working. no trade deal with the us _ and our plan is working. no trade deal with the us but _ and our plan is working. no trade deal with the us but the prime i deal with the us but the prime minister will announce that america will lift its ban on british lamb for the first time in decades. the kebabs, for the first time in decades. the kebabs. the _ for the first time in decades. tue: kebabs, the lamb burgers, the koftas