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after the vote of confidence in his leadership, borisjohnson tells the cabinet it's time to draw a line under the issues their opponents want to talk about. he survived a vote by his own mps, but 148 of them wanted him out. his message to them... we are able now to draw a line under the issues that our opponents want to talk about and we are able to get on with talking about what i think the people in this country want us to talk about, which is what we are doing to help them. we'll be asking just how secure the prime minister is now. also this lunchtime... the cost of filling up the tank continues to rise — it now costs an unprecedented £98 to fill a family car with petrol. two cities in eastern ukraine
are now dead, according to president zelensky, after relentless russian bombardment keeping children in the classroom — how schools in england are trying to ensure good attendance after the pandemic. and emma raducanu tells us why her tennis dream is to play mixed doubles with andy murray at wimbledon. and coming up on the bbc news channel... england manager gareth southgate has urged fans not to embarass the nation, with the team facing germany in munich in the nations league tonight. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. borisjohnson has told the cabinet this morning that the government can now draw a line under the issues their opponents
want to talk about following last night's vote of confidence in his leadership. the prime minister survived, despite a significant rebellion by his own mps. he received 211 votes of support, while11i8 mps voted for him to go — that's a1% of the conservative parliamentary party. mrjohnson said it was a decisive result — but his tory critics maintain that his days are numbered. our political correspondent damian grammaticas has this report. today, time for a downing street clean—up operation. the prime minister, if he has nine lives, how many does the current one have left? yesterday, his loyal supporters that a win by one vote would be enough. he won comfortably and is getting on with business. cabinet this morning, there is a lot to be done. but it was a good result for the prime minister, he won.— was a good result for the prime minister, he won. ., ., ,
minister, he won. how wounded is the prime minister? _ minister, he won. how wounded is the prime minister? the _ minister, he won. how wounded is the prime minister? the cabinet _ prime minister? the cabinet gathering — prime minister? the cabinet gathering today _ prime minister? the cabinet gathering today know - prime minister? the cabinet gathering today know that l prime minister? the cabinet l gathering today know that last prime minister? the cabinet - gathering today know that last night was not the result was worse than almost anyone had expected. previous tory leaders theresa may drum major all got bigger shares of their mps back them. those leaders were left wounded. so what about this one? thank you for all your good work yesterday, which was a very important day, because we are able now to draw a line under the issues that our opponents want to talk about, and can get on with what the people in this country wanted to talk about, which is to help them and take the country forward. his backers want to move on. four in ten of his mps do not believe he is the right man for thejob, and some round the cabinet table code, one day, be possible alternatives. last night, the scale of the discontent in the tory party was laid bare. mr johnson's critics do not have a leader or even an organised campaign. thejohnson camp have
described them as disparate and disgruntled, but they number almost 150 mp5. the disgruntled, but they number almost 150 mp5. ., ., ., ., 150 mps. the vote in favour of havin: 150 mps. the vote in favour of having confidence _ 150 mps. the vote in favour of having confidence in _ 150 mps. the vote in favour of having confidence in boris - 150 mps. the vote in favour of - having confidence in boris johnson having confidence in borisjohnson as the leader was 211 votes. the vote against was 148 votes. this was an inconclusive _ vote against was 148 votes. this was an inconclusive result, _ vote against was 148 votes. this was an inconclusive result, in _ vote against was 148 votes. this was an inconclusive result, in one - an inconclusive result, in one respect, _ an inconclusive result, in one respect, not a defeat, but not a win _ respect, not a defeat, but not a win it — respect, not a defeat, but not a win. it allows us to draw a line, in normal_ win. it allows us to draw a line, in normal times, as a result, probably in a resignation, but it is far from normal_ in a resignation, but it is far from normal times. in a resignation, but it is far from normaltimes. mr in a resignation, but it is far from normal times.— in a resignation, but it is far from normal times. mrjohnson's critics come from — normal times. mrjohnson's critics come from all _ normal times. mrjohnson's critics come from all wings _ normal times. mrjohnson's critics come from all wings of— normal times. mrjohnson's critics come from all wings of the - normal times. mrjohnson's critics come from all wings of the party. | come from all wings of the party. andrea leadsom, a brexit supporter, said last week that there had been significant failures of leadership. today, she said mrjohnson�*s win was comprehensive. today, she said mrjohnson's win was comprehensive-— today, she said mrjohnson's win was comprehensive. today is another day, we move on- — comprehensive. today is another day, we move on- i — comprehensive. today is another day, we move on. i know— comprehensive. today is another day, we move on. i know the _ comprehensive. today is another day, we move on. i know the prime - we move on. i know the prime minister will want to focus absolutely on the priorities of the country. he absolutely on the priorities of the count . , country. he is the right man to lead the party into the — country. he is the right man to lead the party into the next _ country. he is the right man to lead the party into the next election? i the party into the next election? that's it, thanks. hat the party into the next election? that's it, thanks.— the party into the next election? that's it, thanks. not answering if he was the _ that's it, thanks. not answering if he was the right _ that's it, thanks. not answering if he was the right leader _ that's it, thanks. not answering if he was the right leader for - that's it, thanks. not answering if he was the right leader for the - he was the right leader for the party. it he was the right leader for the .a . , he was the right leader for the
party. it is catastrophic for the prime minister, _ party. it is catastrophic for the prime minister, but _ party. it is catastrophic for the prime minister, but what - party. it is catastrophic for the prime minister, but what is i party. it is catastrophic for the i prime minister, but what is more important — prime minister, but what is more important is the overwhelming public opinion— important is the overwhelming public opinion that boris johnson important is the overwhelming public opinion that borisjohnson broke the rules and _ opinion that borisjohnson broke the rules and should not be prime ministeh _ rules and should not be prime minister. at this prime minister thinks _ minister. at this prime minister thinks he — minister. at this prime minister thinks he doesn't have to follow the rules and _ thinks he doesn't have to follow the rules and that he willjust keep carrying — rules and that he willjust keep carrying on. he doesn't put anyone forward _ carrying on. he doesn't put anyone forward first, including the country. _ forward first, including the country, he always things of himself _ country, he always things of himself. ~ ., ., , , himself. want more problems loom. two tricky by-elections, _ himself. want more problems loom. two tricky by-elections, parliamentl two tricky by—elections, parliament investigating whether he lied to it, and an economy may be heading for recession. issues to test even the most secure leader. our political correspondent nick eardley is at downing street for us. so, borisjohnson survived, but how safe is he? so, boris johnson survived, but how safe is he? ~ , so, boris johnson survived, but how safe is he?— safe is he? well, he is certainly safe is he? well, he is certainly safe for the _ safe is he? well, he is certainly safe for the moment, _ safe is he? well, he is certainly safe for the moment, because l safe for the moment, because under the 1922 committee rules, there can't be another confidence vote for another year. can't be another confidence vote for anotheryear. but can't be another confidence vote for another year. but that is as things stand. although borisjohnson will talk about last night's result being
comprehensive, there aren't many tory mps i have spoken to morning who agree. the rebels, those that have been criticising the prime minister, are intent that they are not going away. i spoke to one ringleader this morning who said that theirjob now is to persuade another 30 tory mps who backed the prime minister last night to change their mind. and there's too two things in particular that they think might do that. one is the by—elections on the 23rd ofjune. 0ne by—elections on the 23rd ofjune. one in wakefield, one in tiverton on hobbit and in devon. there is an expectation in the conservative party that they could lose both of those votes, one in the north of england and one in devon. and that would be damaging for the prime minister. 0ne senior rebel told me if that happens, there will be more tory mps who think that this is a leadership crisis. then there is the privileges committee report. remember, mps are still looking into whether the prime minister misled parliament. there are a number of conservatives that are waiting to
see what happens then. and if it is found that the pm did knowingly mislead the house of commons, that would be another leadership crisis. and that is why rebels are talking about potentially changing the rules to allow another confidence vote within the next 12 months. let me leave you with this, one tory backbencher who i spoke to about an hour ago said that if keir starmer had come up with this result, he would have come up with exactly what happened last night, because it leaves the prime minister thinking he can soldier on, but it leaves the rebels emboldened too, thinking one final heave and they might get rid of him. the tory party remains divided. leadership questions remain active. , ., later this month, borisjohnson faces another important test of opinion in two by—elections, one in wakefield in the north of england, and the other in tiverton and honiton in the south—west in devon — where our correspondentjenny kumah spent the morning talking to people to gauge the mood
after last night's vote. tiverton is an ordinary market town in this traditional rural part of devon, but around a month ago it was at the centre of an extraordinary political story. the conservative mp here, neil parish, resigned after admitting watching pornography in the house of commons. so, how are people here feeling about last night's no—confidence vote? unfortunately, i don't think boris has got much longer to live, i don't think he will be our prime minister very much longer. which is regretful, but let's hope someone else and the conservatives will come forth and be perhaps a better leader than he is. ., ., , _ ., i. than he is. how happy are you with last night's — than he is. how happy are you with last night's result? _ than he is. how happy are you with last night's result? quite _ than he is. how happy are you with last night's result? quite pleased, | last night's result? quite pleased, in a wa , last night's result? quite pleased, in a way. i— last night's result? quite pleased, in a way. i do _ last night's result? quite pleased, in a way, i do vote _ last night's result? quite pleased, in a way, i do vote tory, _ last night's result? quite pleased, in a way, i do vote tory, and - last night's result? quite pleased, in a way, i do vote tory, and i - in a way, i do vote tory, and i think— in a way, i do vote tory, and i think he — in a way, i do vote tory, and i think he is— in a way, i do vote tory, and i think he is the best person for the 'ob. think he is the best person for the joh i_ think he is the best person for the job. i cannot see anybody else who has got _ job. i cannot see anybody else who has got the — job. i cannot see anybody else who has got the nerve and whatever else
to do— has got the nerve and whatever else to do the _ has got the nerve and whatever else to do the job. this has got the nerve and whatever else to do the job-— to do the job. this has been a conservative _ to do the job. this has been a conservative seat _ to do the job. this has been a conservative seat for - to do the job. this has been a | conservative seat for decades, to do the job. this has been a - conservative seat for decades, but opposition parties are hoping to change that in the by—election later this month. some voters here feel the pressure is on for the prime minister to go. i the pressure is on for the prime minister to go.— the pressure is on for the prime minister to go. i do not think boris will survive — minister to go. i do not think boris will survive until— minister to go. i do not think boris will survive until the _ minister to go. i do not think boris will survive until the end _ minister to go. i do not think boris will survive until the end of - will survive until the end of the year. i hope he doesn't. he doesn't deserve to be, regardless of his policies, his behaviour alone is enough to dispel him from it. this market to feels _ enough to dispel him from it. this market to feels that the writing is on the wall for borisjohnson. his supporters will say he has had a vote, he won and there is time to move on?— vote, he won and there is time to move on? they are a bit deluded, the are move on? they are a bit deluded, they are hanging _ move on? they are a bit deluded, they are hanging on. _ move on? they are a bit deluded, they are hanging on. as _ move on? they are a bit deluded, | they are hanging on. as an outside observer, you can see it is not a good look. observer, you can see it is not a good look-— observer, you can see it is not a aood look. ., ,, good look. out on the high street, the feelin: good look. out on the high street, the feeling in _ good look. out on the high street, the feeling in this _ good look. out on the high street, the feeling in this barbers - good look. out on the high street, the feeling in this barbers is - good look. out on the high street, the feeling in this barbers is that l the feeling in this barbers is that this is not the right time for the conservative party to cut their losses and remove the prime minister. i losses and remove the prime minister. ~ , ., ,
minister. i think he should stay. some people — minister. i think he should stay. some people feel, _ minister. i think he should stay. some people feel, particularly l some people feel, particularly around partygate, the parties during lockdown, that was unacceptable. i think he has done more than enough. he works _ think he has done more than enough. he works hard, and he is doing what he can _ he works hard, and he is doing what he can. maybe they don't like him? i don't _ he can. maybe they don't like him? i don't think— he can. maybe they don't like him? i don't think labour would do any better— don't think labour would do any better with the pandemic that happened. he got us through that, and, happened. he got us through that, and. yeah. — happened. he got us through that, and, yeah, he may have made a mistake. — and, yeah, he may have made a mistake. we _ and, yeah, he may have made a mistake, we all make mistakes in life. mistake, we all make mistakes in life so _ mistake, we all make mistakes in life so i — mistake, we all make mistakes in life. so i think he should stay. for now, the life. so i think he should stay. tr?" now, the conservative party in westminster has made its decision on the prime minister. the by—election result here could give an indication of what direction ordinary voters want the country's leadership to go in. and you can find out which candidates are standing in the tiverton and honiton by—election by visiting bbc.co.uk/news. the average cost of a litre of unleaded petrol has risen to 178.5 pence.
according to the rac, it now costs an unprecedented £98 to fill a family car with petrol. and prices could soon hit an average of £1.80 a litre. oil prices remain high due to the war in ukraine, and sanctions to reduce europe's dependence on russia. katy austin has this report. prices at the pumps are going up again. drivers in birmingham told us it's having an impact. it isa it is a worry. but, along with lots of other things, in terms of the cost of living. irate of other things, in terms of the cost of living.— of other things, in terms of the cost of living. we couldn't cope, couldn't afford _ cost of living. we couldn't cope, couldn't afford it. _ cost of living. we couldn't cope, couldn't afford it. i— cost of living. we couldn't cope, couldn't afford it. i use - cost of living. we couldn't cope, couldn't afford it. i use public i couldn't afford it. i use public transport _ couldn't afford it. i use public transport now. it means tough choices for some businesses too, including this family—run coach company, which is paying 52% more for diesel than last september. we have tried to put prices up, but obviously people will only pay what
they can afford to pay themselves. 0bviously they can afford to pay themselves. obviously there is competition as well, so we've got to keep that in mind. we've now resorted to selling two coaches to try to alleviate some of the costs already. as a last resort. it's gutting. generally, inflation in the uk — the rate at which prices are rising — is running at a 40 year high of 9%. haulage businesses like this one say the rising cost of transporting goods means having to charge their customers more. if it stays at this rate, i will be paying £20,000 per year extra, per vehicle. by passing on these costs to customers, which operated absolutely have to do to stay in business, what we are going to see is the price of goods in the shops increasing. petrol and diesel prices stabilised after the government cut 5p from fuel duty at the spring statement in march, but they have since gone up again. why are prices at the pumps are so
high now? the why are prices at the pumps are so hiuh now? , . ., ., why are prices at the pumps are so hih now? , . ., ., ., high now? the price of oil has gone u - , there high now? the price of oil has gone op. there is — high now? the price of oil has gone up, there is more _ high now? the price of oil has gone up, there is more demand, - high now? the price of oil has gone up, there is more demand, we - high now? the price of oil has gone up, there is more demand, we are | up, there is more demand, we are coming out of lockdown, we have gone into the summer driving season. the exchange rate is also weak, it is traded in dollars, and the pound is now only worth 1.2 dollars, which does not buy as much fuel on the wholesale market. it is all combining to be a very bad recipe for drivers at the pumps, and we could see £2 for a litre in the next few weeks. motoring groups want further government intervention to ease the hit to drivers�* wallets. katy austin, bbc news. the latest retail figures show shoppers are spending less than they were a year ago. the british retail consortium says sales in store and online fell for the second month in a row in may. total retail sales in may declined by 1.1% compared to may 2021. the number of fines issued to parents in england for poor school attendance has started to rise again, after being barely used in the pandemic.
a bbc investigation found fines totalling £3.7 million have been given out to parents in the current academic year to easter. they're issued if attempts to improve a child's attendance fail, and the gradual increase in penalties reflects a growing concern about children missing from education. 0ur education editor branwen jeffreys, reports. you may go a little bit further. i'm going to steal your idea. when we talked about the gradient... getting pupils into school every day isn't an exact science but this school has seen a massive turnaround. once the attendance was among the worst in england. kane and olivia rarely miss school now, but over the last couple of years they hadn't always turned up, as the pandemic created pressures at home. ijust wanted time to myself, just time away from things that cause stress or that could cause stress. it feels better being back rather thanjust on the street with my mates. i didn't want to see anyone,
didn't want to talk. - ijust felt so, like, miserable, and i know i made it worse i staying in the house, - and i'm so glad that i'm not doing that any more, _ because i wouldn't be in the same place i am now. your grades are good, after your last paper. praising hard work and better grades is part of it. posh teas for tutor groups that do well. rewards and treats like this tea or trips out are part of a system of incentives here to make sure that good attendance is recognised. although, at the end of the line, if parents don't make sure their children come to school, they will be fined. during the pandemic, there was more leeway around attendance, but across england, fixed penalty fines for parents have returned. 130 out of 152 local authorities shared their data with us. in 2018—19, just over 272,000 fines were issued,
leading to £14 million being paid by parents. in 2021-22, 71,000 fines were issued by easter, with £3.7 million paid by parents. i think we should visit this one. at this school, there's a team chasing up families, warning poor attendance can lead to fines, but also finding out what's going on and offering support. a lot of work goes on behind the scenes of trying to help parents trust us that we are here to help, we're notjust there to, "why is your child not at school," and to bang on and to fine and send them to court and things like that. there's a lot of factors that we take into consideration, first and foremost, and are here to support with. after the disruption of covid, they're trying to reset, rebuilding the daily habit of school. branwen jeffreys, bbc news, middlesbrough.
the time is 13:16. our top story this lunchtime... after the vote of confidence in his leadership, borisjohnson tells the cabinet it's time to draw a line under the issues their opponents want to talk about. and coming up, i'm in munich where england play germany tonight. there have been seven arrests but so far police are happy with how funds are behaving. coming up on the bbc news channel... the former world number one dustinjohnson has resigned from golf�*s pga tour. it comes ahead of this week's opening event of the saudi—backed liv golf series. it also means he'll be ineligible for the ryder cup next year. president zelensky of ukraine has warned that his troops in the eastern city of severodonetsk are outnumbered by stronger russian forces. he said street fighting and constant russian artillery bombardments there and in neighbouring lysychansk had turned both areas
into what he called "dead cities". it comes as russia's ambassador to the united nations walked out of a meeting of the security council after the eu's charles michel blamed the invasion of ukraine for causing a globalfood crisis. 0ur correspondentjoe inwood has this report from kyiv. jelena has been left with her life, but little else. "don't walk there, the roof could fall," her rescuer says. the 81—year—old's house was hit in a suspected russian missile artillery strike. translation: you see | yourself what happened. what else can i say? i have been left homeless in my old age. she lives in the village of druzhkivka, just under 50 miles from the cities of lysychansk and severodonetsk, the current focus of russia's forces. and this is what could await her town if the russian invasion continues. under almost constant bombardment, president zelensky says they have
been left as dead cities. translation: when you drive across lysychansk, there i is a feeling that there is no one there. there are no people on the streets except for our military. and this is what people have fled. footage released by the russians shows their artillery in action. explosions. they are pounding this region and its ukrainian defenders, who the british ministry of defence say they are trying to cut off. but it is notjust on the front lines that the consequences of this war are being felt. there is a globalfood crisis being caused by the blockade of ukraine's ports. an intense session of the united nations, the eu representative held nothing back. let's be honest. the kremlin is using food supplies as a stealth missile
against developing countries. the dramatic consequences of russia's war and spilling over across the globe, and this is driving up food prices, pushing people into poverty and destabilising entire regions. and russia is solely responsible for this food crisis. now, that's something they deny. indeed, the kremlin says it is the west that is causing the food crisis because their continued support for ukraine is prolonging this conflict. but for people in places like druzhkivka, this is a war for their very survival, a conflict that is now being felt around the world. joe inwood, bbc news, kyiv. as fierce battles continue in the donbas region, hundreds of ukrainian soldiers are being injured every day, according to president zelensky. the russians are using heavy artillery, resulting in a large number of blast injuries —
and surgeons are not always able to save the limbs of those wounded. the bbc has been told that ukraine will need significant help to supply prosthetics to all who need them. laura bicker reports from a hospital in dnipro, just hours from the front line. and a warning, there are flashing images from the start. the full, ugly force of modern warfare comes with a brutal cost. each blast can take a life, or alter it forever. sergei was hit by a mortar during a mission in mariupol. the surgeons used parts of his thigh to rebuild his lower leg. translation: the chances were slim. the doctors started working on me from the very beginning. the surgery was successful. they put in a lot of effort. it's a miracle. it's a very complicated operation, and the injury was too hard. i so we are happy and very grateful
to the doctors and to _ everybody who supports us. but others are not so lucky. yuri was hit by an air strike. translation: my sergeant ma'or was killed on the spot, i and i did not make it to cover. it's a good thing i managed to warn my brothers in arms, and they had time to get to cover. i wasjust ten metres short, and ended up in the very epicentre of the strike. he's now one of thousands who'll need a prosthetic limb. translation: if it was up to me, i would stand up now _ and go and fight the war. i'm really upset that my guys are fighting there and i'm just lying here unable to help. skills learned after the second world war are once again in demand. this prosthetics factory, built in 1944, isjust hours from yet another front line. they're ready to increase production, but the bbc has been told ukraine will need more help
if it's to supply prosthetics to all its wounded. translation: losing a limb is not a life sentence. - when someone gets admitted into our care and sees that there are others there missing both legs or an arm just like them, they see that life can carry on normally with what modern technologies have to offer. the toll taken by this war is matched by a strong will to overcome its effects, but it will take money and time to ensure this cruel conflict doesn't haunt another generation of fighters. laura bicker, bbc news, dnipro. the mother of the music entrepreneurjamal edwards has said her son died from cardiac arrhythmia after taking recreational drugs. 31—year old jamal edwards, who helped launch the careers of dave and ed sheeran, died in february. his mother, brenda, said she was in "a state of shock".
let's speak to our correspondent colin paterson. what more has she been saying this morning? brenda edwards is herself well—known for being a panellist on loose women ante presenter on songs of praise. this morning she posted a lengthy statement online in which she said since she last appeared in public or had been interviewed she had learned that her sonjamal edwards had died from cardiac arrhythmia caused by him taking recreational drugs. she said she was in a state of shock and trying to process the news but she wanted to address the topic because she did not want any other mother or loved one to have to go through what she and jamal�*s sister had to go through. she said she wanted to drive forward the conversation about the unpredictability of recreational drugs and how one bad reaction could
totally destroy lives. the timing of the statement was because an inquest into the death of jamal edwards open judge was adjourned this morning. as soon as it was adjourned she posted that statement. during the very short hearing the coroner said an autopsy had been taken and they thought the death was an unnatural one. it has been adjourned and will be reopened in eight weeks when we will find out more details. mans; will find out more details. many thanks, colin — will find out more details. many thanks, colin paterson. - football, and england play germany in the uefa nations league this evening. the england manager gareth southgate has warned travelling fans that any misbehaviour will have a negative effect on the players. our sports correspondent. natalie pirks is in munich. we are in the old town here and it is starting to get busy, there are about 200 to 300 england fans in a beer hall to my left, you mightier than singing. very quiet, small
police presence and very measured. the uk police have told me they are very happy with the way the german police have been dealing with england fans. there were seven arrests overnight, including unfortunately 34 nazi salutes, but there have been about 700 german police in attendance, english police are here and they are trying to work with the germans —— including lysychansk with the germans —— including lysycha nsk four with the germans —— including lysychansk four nazi salutes, unfortunately. we know up to 5000 will be in munich tonight, although many of those have had their tickets cancelled. more than 1100 supporters had banning orders for this match and 880 handed in their passports. it is really important for the fa, not least because they are on a warning. rememberthe not least because they are on a warning. remember the trouble at the euros final last summer, the match against italy in wolverhampton will be played behind closed doors as a punishment from uefa for their
trouble. it was a 5—1win 21 years ago the last time england were in munich, and england not germany out of the euros last summer, but germany have not lost since and england had a dismal and disjointed performance in their 1—0 defeat to hungary at the weekend, so much for gareth southgate to ponder. thank ou, gareth southgate to ponder. thank you. natalie _ gareth southgate to ponder. thank you, natalie pirks. _ the us open champion emma raducanu has told the bbc there's a possibility she could play mixed doubles with andy murray in the near future. raducanu, who is playing her opening match at the nottingham open today, says playing with the three—time grand slam winner at wimbledon would be her dream. she's been talking to sally nugent. after what has been an incredible whirlwind year for you, you must feel like your feet have not touched the floor. what's it been like to live that? it has been a really tricky 12 months, to be honest. it hasn't always been easy, but i've definitely learnt a lot about myself and how to go about things, and i would say my approach is definitely different now. i mean, i'm a lot more focused
on the progress and the process of what i'm doing every single day, because i know that's the only thing i can control. what was the right work that then got you to the us win? i'd say it's a combination of really good practice, you know, feeling really good about myself, trusting and believing the work i had done. you know, by the time i was playing the us open and qualifying, i was so match tight and match ready that i felt like i was almost on autopilot and was automatic at how i was facing game situations. and that's something that's difficult to replicate on the practice court. you will know, of course, that the last british woman to win the singles title at wimbledon was virginia wade in 1977, the silverjubilee. yeah, i met virginia actually in the us open and i managed to speak to her a little bit. and when i was in the semifinal, final stages, she was really supportive of me. and to kind of have that reassurance from someone who's already done it,
it did mean a lot. we've just celebrated the platinum jubilee. do you feel like, going into wimbledon, that might be your inspiration? you've already had a letter from the queen anyway, haven't you? yeah. after the us open. going into the grass court season, for me, i don't really feel like i can put any expectation or pressure on myself for results. i think that, you know, that might happen from people who aren't me. you know, they might put expectations and pressure on me. but, no, ijust really believe in what i'm doing, and in the long run, it will pay off. talking about wimbledon, your dream double partner, you have said already is...? andy murray. now, is that going to happen? well, we haven't actually spoken about it. it's something that we both, i feel, want to do. and i don't know if this year is going to be the year, but hopefully it will definitely happen at some point, yeah. soon?
soon... ..ish. ish? look what we have to bring in now. a trophy that i'm sure you're very familiar with. yeah. thanks. oh, my word. you like it, don't you? i can tell. yeah, i heard it's been doing a little tour, and i'm really, really happy that, you know, many young kids can sort of see it and hopefully get a little bit inspired. when they saw it here they were so excited. there is something really magical about it, isn't it? yeah. congratulations. thank you. sally nugent talking to emma raducanu there. time for a look at the weather — here's darren bett nice and warm in nottingham for the tennis today, sunshine across many parts of the country. this is west wales along the coast in the sunshine, not everywhere, the weather is quite variable and it has