�* bulldogs and their healthy proper bulldogs and their healthy and fit. if they don't pass those tests than they should not be breeding from them. we are really trying our best and then you see people with deformed puppies and everyone is saying that is wonderful, what a beautiful puppy and we are all sitting there going it is a disaster. you have to breed for good health and keep improving. but with several countries already considering banning the breeding of bulldogs on welfare grounds, vets say if nothing is done, there could be calls to ban the breed here. helen briggs, bbc news. the uk health security agency has issued a heat health alert for this friday and saturday — covering much of the midlands and southern england. here's helen willetts, it is going to get even hotter? it is going to get even hotter?
it is going to get even hotter? it is going to be very uncomfortable and by night as well especially on friday. we are tapping into some of the heat across france which is said to have his earliest heatwave on record with temperatures into the high 30s. and we will tap into some of that heat across england and wales. temperatures already 25 today and friday looks like the peak but not for all parts of the uk. scotland and northern ireland will stay close to average with outbreaks of rain at times particularly in the north and west. that is because of low pressure and weather fronts close by some of those pretty active thursday night into friday. but the high—pressure king stings dry and sunny across many parts of england and wales. —— keeps things dry. most of the rain is further north and west and picking up across northern ireland, that rain. we already had 25 degrees today and we could get
higher. quite widely in the mid 20s. so once again we do have some very high levels of grass pollen. and because we are not many days away from the peak of the sun in the sky we have some very high levels of uv as well. we do not often see that in the uk. so sunshine remains this evening but some heavy rain moving across four time across northern ireland and scotland. and it is a warm night but again dipping down in rural areas to perhaps seven or 8 degrees. a fairly decent start to the day first thing on thursday but again temperatures expected to escalate. a couple of degrees up on those of today for most of england and wales. the best of the dry weather in eastern areas for scotland and northern ireland but then there is heavy rain coming in by the end of the day across northern ireland. so a wet evening across scotland and again in the
south humidity is rising and quite an uncomfortable night on thursday. then into friday which looks like the peak of this heat. more cloud coming down across parts of northern england and the southerly wind lifting temperatures widely into the high 20s and low 30s. perhaps even above 33 in some places. but when you have that much energy in the atmosphere it often culminates in some torrential downpours and that is what we are likely to seek towards the weekend. that's all from the bbc news at one —— so it's goodbye from me —— and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc�*s news teams where you are. good afternoon, it's just after 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news.
you can catch lots of the tennis action across the bbc today at the birmingham classic and queen's club in london. 0ver birmingham classic and queen's club in london. over in south london, jack trevor will be looking to capitalise on his big win over casper ruud yesterday. he takes an e—mail ruusuvuori. —— he takes on emil ruusuvuori can head to the bbc website or the app to watch those matches. also, queens is on bbc two. katie boulter recorded the biggest win of her career yesterday, beating alison riske. it was the first time she's beaten a top a0 player and today she's up against caroline garcia of france in the second round. harriet dart will take on former world number one simona halep.
england'sjoe root is back at the top of the men's batting test rankings, following his fourth century of 2022 in the remarkable second test win over new zealand. root has overtaken australia's marnus labuschagne after hitting 176 in the test, following 115 in the first test and scores of 109 and 153 in the first and second tests of the tour of west indies earlier this year. gareth southgate called england's 4-0 gareth southgate called england's 4—0 thrashing by hungary chastening, the fallout continues from the home loss at the molineux photo they so far have only scored one goal in this year's nations league and yesterday's defeat was the worst loss at home in 94 years. football is emotional, people pay to come and watch. they're going to give an opinion. the team were not able to deliver tonight. my responsibility, and so, if the flak comes my way, i have to deal with that. you're not going to be the england manager, it is not realistic
to have had the ride i have had for five years and not have bad nights, difficult nights, criticism, but that's part and parcel of the job. golf now, rory mcilroy has come out in support of phil mickelson ahead of the start of the us open in boston. mickelson has faced criticism for his involvement with the saudi funded liv golf tour. he took a break from the game because of controversial comments he made about the saudi regime but he will play to win his seventh major on thursday. he has come back and shown some remorse about how he's handled some things, so i think he's learned from that, and i couldn't give him a lesson in how to do things, he has had a wonderful career and he is his own man. he's a great addition to the field this week. so, am i disappointed he has taken the route that he has taken? iam. but i still respect
him tremendously. valteri bottas has warned that the issues of car bouncing in formula one is getting serious and could injure drivers. it's known as porpoising and it's been affecting a number of drivers this season. after sunday's azerbaijan grand prix, lewis hamilton complained of back problems that at one stage he worried may have caused him to miss this weekend's canada grand prix. new design specifications mean cars bounce as they travel at speed down straights. if we start to actually see injuries of drivers while driving the cars and without incident, that's not how it should be. so we spoke with the fia in the last race and we made the point pretty clear, that we would like to see for any options for the
future, how can we improve it, so it is definitely a topic and i think it's getting quite serious. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's bbc.co.uk/sport. more from us later. let's talk a little bit more about the fact that that first flight for asylum seekers from the uk to rwanda was cancelled after an injunction was granted due to an intervention from the european court of human rights. the asylum seekers were scheduled to be taken to the capital, kigali — from where our senior africa correspondent anne soy reports. the asylum seekers were expected here in kigali this morning but that was not to be. but the government here says it is undeterred. it remains committed to the partnership with the uk, which was signed in april. and they say they are ready, whenever the asylum seekers, whenever there will be an all clear
in the uk and the asylum seekers are sent here, they will be ready to take them in, to take them to the accommodation. we have been to see some of the accommodation that has been set aside for the asylum seekers. the first one, the hope hostel, which was the home of people who were orphaned by the 1994 genocide until recently. it is ready, it has been refurbished, freshly painted. and so the government says that as soon as the asylum seekers arrive here they will be sent to look after them and to process their claims of asylum. the government spokeswoman yolande makolo said they are being part of a solution. despite the public outcry in the uk, despite the huge debate that is going on, the international organisations that have criticised the decision of the uk to send asylum seekers here to rwanda,
the government here has defended its human rights record and says that they are doing this for the right reasons. it is about changing perceptions for them as well because they are saying africa isn't just a place of problems, it is a place of solutions. and later this afternoon we'll be answering all of your questions on the rwanda asylym plan and all the legal actions. you can send them in to us by tweeting using the hashtag #bbcyourquestions or by emailing them to email@example.com. mariupol, in south—east ukraine, has been described as "hell on earth" by the families who've managed to flee the city and life under russian occupation. psychologists now say the thousands
of refugees who are trying to rebuild their lives will need ongoing support to help them deal with their trauma, as our europe correspondent nick beake reports. a ukrainian city, blasted into submission, now forced to celebrate its occupation. while russia tries to airbrush history, it offers the bleakest of futures to those still stranded in mariupol. this family managed to escape. yuliya describes conditions she left behind just two weeks ago. translation: dead bodies were lying outside every house. _ no—one took them away. hopelessness, fear, pain. almost every family has lost someone. later, some of our men found a destroyed swimming pool and took chlorinated water from there. that was all we had to drink. now in the relative safety of the capital, kyiv,
they're reunited with others from their home city. group therapy for the mariupol exiles, a traumatised, displaced community. "people come to me with panic attacks," says psychologist anya. "the explosions and the murders, they see all of the evil that the russian federation has brought to ukraine." families are fragmented. these girls don't know if they'll see their grandparents again. this place has only been open a fortnight, but already more than 5,000 people, all from mariupol, have come here for support. many have lost loved ones, theirjobs, their homes, and they've managed to escape a city which is now described as hell on earth. back at their rented flat, yuliya tells us about the russian missile strike that killed ten neighbours, and her mother, valentyna.
translation: everyone i who survived went outside. there was shelling. this was three in the morning. we stood there realising our loved ones were still in the basement and could not be saved. the whole house was on fire. it was the scariest night of my life. mykola now mourns his wife of 52 years. i'm starting to cry. it's impossible for me. before the invasion, anastasiya was trying to build a career with the national railway company. now she's trying to rebuild herfamily. the grandfather always told to me, when i was desperate, this is life. and for now, this is war. we have to stay strong because we are ukrainians. nick beake, bbc news, kyiv.
a british man accused of murdering his terminally ill wife at their home in cyprus last december is due to go on trial this week. lawyers for 75—year—old david hunter had their request for an assisted suicide charge rejected. the couple's daughter is now trying to raise money for his legal fees but has only about half of what they need. 0ur north of england correspondent fiona trott has been talking to her. my talking to her. my dad worked hard all his life. he just really wanted to give me and my mum a nice life. he's a good man, a kind man. he's funny. he can be quite shy until he gets to know you. he loves dogs. properly in love to the extent it was embarrassing as a teenager
because they would kiss in public and use ridiculous pet names for each other. david hunter, this devoted husband and father, is accused of murder. murder the woman he adored in the place they called paradise. this island is where the regard to add to his left down the pit, but all this ended whenjanice became seriously ill with cancer. she ended when janice became seriously ill with cancer.— ill with cancer. she was struggling to eat, ill with cancer. she was struggling to eat. she _ ill with cancer. she was struggling to eat, she was _ ill with cancer. she was struggling to eat, she was struggling - ill with cancer. she was struggling to eat, she was struggling to - ill with cancer. she was struggling l to eat, she was struggling to drink. she had chronic diarrhoea. so her dad was making nappies for her out of towels. she had frequent accidents. so my dad was carrying her into the chalet and clearing her up. —— meant the shower. my mum always took such pride in her appearance and he said, you know, she hated that loss of dignity, that just... she hated it, it destroyed her. she was crying as he cleaned
her. she was crying as he cleaned her saying, her. she was crying as he cleaned hersaying, i'm her. she was crying as he cleaned her saying, i'm sorry, her. she was crying as he cleaned hersaying, i'm sorry, i'm her. she was crying as he cleaned her saying, i'm sorry, i'm sorry. the couple lived here after selling their old home to pay for medical insurance. but last year, just a week before christmas, david killed janice and tried to take his own life. how sure are you that those were your mum's wishes?- life. how sure are you that those were your mum's wishes? 100% sure, i've talked were your mum's wishes? 10096 sure, i've talked to — were your mum's wishes? 10096 sure, i've talked to my _ were your mum's wishes? 10096 sure, i've talked to my dad. _ were your mum's wishes? 10096 sure, i've talked to my dad. my _ were your mum's wishes? 10096 sure, i've talked to my dad. my dad - were your mum's wishes? 10096 sure, i've talked to my dad. my dad has - i've talked to my dad. my dad has told me repeatedly about the conversations he had with my mum. there will be people who believe what your dad did was wrong and he needs to be punished so what would you say to them, how would you explain it? you say to them, how would you explain it?— explain it? life isn't black-and-white, . explain it? life isn't i black-and-white, life explain it? life isn't - black-and-white, life has explain it? life isn't _ black-and-white, life has many, black—and—white, life has many, many, many shades of grey and yes, technically i agree, he broke the law, and i understand why some people might believe that the best course of action is to punish him, but i don't believe that. because i believe he was doing as my mast, and
he's not a threat to society, is not a risk to anyone else. he's not going to hurt anyone else. i don't thinkjustice is best served by him spending the rest of his life in prison. i know that if he gets a life sentence, it would be a death sentence in effect, he will die in prison, he wouldn't be around for long because he's struggling and he's not well, or i think you will take his own life. the he's not well, or i think you will take his own life.— he's not well, or i think you will take his own life. the grave that neither david _ take his own life. the grave that neither david nor— take his own life. the grave that neither david nor leslie - take his own life. the grave that neither david nor leslie are - take his own life. the grave that neither david nor leslie are able take his own life. the grave that i neither david nor leslie are able to visit. little tributes left by locals in cyprus.— visit. little tributes left by locals in cyprus. visit. little tributes left by locals in c rus. �* locals in cyprus. i'm “uggling the urief locals in cyprus. i'm “uggling the . rief for locals in cyprus. i'm “uggling the grief for my h locals in cyprus. i'm “uggling the grief for my mum, _ locals in cyprus. i'm juggling the grief for my mum, which - locals in cyprus. i'm juggling the grief for my mum, which i - locals in cyprus. i'm juggling the grief for my mum, which i can'tl locals in cyprus. i'm juggling the - grief for my mum, which i can't even begin to look at in a way because i think if i do, iwill begin to look at in a way because i think if i do, i will crumble and i can't do that at the moment. so my poor mum has kind of been put on the back burner and i do sometimes talk to her sometimes and say, i'm really sorry, i always stop and think about you. sorry, i always stop and think about ou. ,, . ., , , sorry, i always stop and think about ou. ,, , , ., you. she calls this legal battle the fiuht you. she calls this legal battle the fi . ht of you. she calls this legal battle the fight of her _ you. she calls this legal battle the fight of her life. _
you. she calls this legal battle the fight of her life. how _ you. she calls this legal battle the fight of her life. how are - you. she calls this legal battle the fight of her life. how are you? - you. she calls this legal battle the fight of her life. how are you? i i fight of her life. how are you? i don't know. i don't really have time to think about me, to be honest. it can't be about me, it's not about me, it's about my dad. i'm really tired. and sad.— tired. and sad. what happens to david is in _ tired. and sad. what happens to david is in the _ tired. and sad. what happens to david is in the hands _ tired. and sad. what happens to david is in the hands of - tired. and sad. what happens to david is in the hands of three . david is in the hands of three judges. was this the ultimate act of kindness, or premeditated murder? fiona trott, bbc news, cyprus. we will be hearing more from fiona trott in cyprus tomorrow. let's take a look at some of the story is making the news right across the united kingdom. as the temperatures continue to rise this week, people are being warned not to swim in open water. it comes as west yorkshire records
one of the highest rates for accidental drownings in the country. last year 21 people drowned in open water. when the weather gets warmer, the temptation is to cool off and try to swim like here at this reservoir. it looks very inviting but we know potentially it's a very bad idea. let's talk to david walker. david, you have been teaching young people, primary school children today about the dangers of open water swimming? by the dangers of open water swimming? by the end of next week we will have had 500 different primary school age children down here, going through not only some fun water sport but also the dangers of being in that environment when it isn't controlled by a member of staff, it might be when you're out with your family or friends, and really making sure the message is, doing everything you can to be safe. ., . message is, doing everything you can to be safe. . . ., ~ to be safe. some sound advice, thank ou. let's to be safe. some sound advice, thank yom let's talk — to be safe. some sound advice, thank you. let's talk of _ to be safe. some sound advice, thank you. let's talk of the _ to be safe. some sound advice, thank you. let's talk of the south _ you. let's talk of the south yorkshire fire service. fleur, when
the weather gets warm, you guys tend to get busy, when you don't want to be? . . , , ., , to get busy, when you don't want to be? . , ~ to get busy, when you don't want to be? . , . ., ._ be? yeah, absolutely. we have many oen be? yeah, absolutely. we have many epen water — be? yeah, absolutely. we have many open water sites _ be? yeah, absolutely. we have many open water sites across _ be? yeah, absolutely. we have many open water sites across rotherham, l open water sites across rotherham, and they will be really busy with people. what people are not aware of is the dangers, and we do see parents dropping young people off at open water sites, but putting yourself at risk in a reservoir or swimming in a lake, it's really what we're to avoid.— we're to avoid. expo talking to us. some really _ we're to avoid. expo talking to us. some really good _ we're to avoid. expo talking to us. some really good advice _ we're to avoid. expo talking to us. some really good advice there. . we're to avoid. expo talking to us. l some really good advice there. let's have this summer the numbers of fatalities will be lower if not out zero. phil bodmer reporting. two big hi—tech buoys are being towed out of falmouth to the middle of the celtic sea this week. anchored 60 miles out to sea between cornwall and wales, the buoys will use lasers to measure wind speed and direction. the idea is to gather data that will attract developers, and speed up the installation
of floating wind farms. tamsin melville reports. on its way out of falmouth, one of two high—tech buoys off on a fact—finding mission as the bid to generate power from the wind far out in the celtic sea takes another step. here is the kit. this one is going to be towed at least 60 miles, and here in falmouth later today and it's going to stay out at sea for a year. funded from a £6 million eu grant, the five metre high buoys will use lasers to measure wind speed and direction. as you can see, the sort of square unit with the holes and the laser actually points out into the sky from there. and the spikes? the spikes are there to keep the seagulls off. they are a problem even out there. seagulls aside, the idea is to gather data that will help the track developers and speed up the installation of floating wind farms. more than 20 developers are said to have their eyes on the prize of four gigawatts of energy
from the celtic sea by 2035. britain's electricity grid requires 43 gigawatts, so you can see that if we got four gigawatts, that is a significant contribution. we think in the celtic sea, there is somewhere north of 150 gigawatts worth of power, so it gives you a sense of what the opportunity would be for britain. if the data proves it is as windy out there as expected, it is claimed the regional economy will be a winner. it is a terrific opportunity for the south—west. we were talking about 9,000 jobs per one gigawatt, we are now talking about 2.5 gigawatts probably before 2030, so you can just multiply up those figures to give you a sense of what the opportunities are like. it feels a bit like the north sea oil and gas industry must have felt like in the �*60s and �*705. floating when technology is well under way of scotland's coast with two large farms. but it is hoped soon, the celtic sea region's time. the south—west has been traditionally strong in energy industries, but this is a large—scale renewable,
this is quite exciting. we worked on wave, we worked in tide, we worked in fixed offshore wind service, we worked in the early days of offshore floating wind service. it's very exciting. back in 2020, the prime minister pledged offshore wind farms would power every home by 2030. those behind the celtic sea project say both government and private sector support will be needed for it to play its part. tamsin melville, bbc spotlight, falmouth. a10 year deal is due to signed today between the global e—sport federation in the west midlands. e—sports are a form of competition using video games and a growing industry where universities like warwick are investing in e—sports hub and offering e—sports degrees. and in e—sports event will run alongside the commonwealth games this year. yes, i'm here at the gaming lab at
keele university, the e—sports society has 150 members and they are in the top 20 universities in the country. forthis in the top 20 universities in the country. for this lunchtime is the of the society. markets, today's announcement, this is big news? i’m announcement, this is big news? i'm reall , announcement, this is big news? in really, really excited for what this signing will bring. obviously it's going to help west midlands be more than e—sports powerhouse in the uk. it's a great opportunity for other universities as well, it's notjust about keele university but everyone getting these extra opportunities at this collegiate level. bud getting these extra opportunities at this collegiate level.— this collegiate level. and a huge event coming — this collegiate level. and a huge event coming to _ this collegiate level. and a huge event coming to birmingham - this collegiate level. and a huge event coming to birmingham is| this collegiate level. and a huge i event coming to birmingham is the commonwealth e—sports championships. that's really going to put the region on the map. absolutely and it's really exciting _ region on the map. absolutely and it's really exciting to _ region on the map. absolutely and it's really exciting to see _ region on the map. absolutely and it's really exciting to see the - it's really exciting to see the start of what this partnership can offer. this is onlyjust the beginning, even if this event is getting numbers, it's only going to go from here and abroad excited for what more this partnership can
bring. what more this partnership can brina. �* ., .,, ., what more this partnership can brina. �* ., ., ., �* ~ ., bring. and for those who don't know about e-smrts. _ bring. and for those who don't know about e-sports, how _ bring. and for those who don't know about e-sports, how big _ bring. and for those who don't know about e-sports, how big and - bring. and for those who don't know about e-sports, how big and in - bring. and for those who don't know about e-sports, how big and in the? about e—sports, how big and in the? it is absolutely massive and it deserves to stand on its own. rather than an add—on to sports, last year's 2021 finals of the world championship got 4.1 million viewers across the planet, it's incredible. how much viewership they are able to get on in e—sports broadcast level. it means we can get even more from the signing of this partnership, it a massive industrywide stop it certainly is great news and thanks forjoining us this lunchtime. yes, the great news is that by 2025, it is hoped that an extra 52,000 jobs will be created in this e—sports sector. lauren mcmillan ending our look at some of the big stories around the uk. let's check out the weather
prospects. hello, good afternoon. the sunshine will prevail across england and wales for the next few days and we're drawing in some hot airfrom france. and as a consequence, our temperatures are expected to get into the low 30s for some parts of the midlands, east anglia and the south east in particular by friday, well above the seasonal average. but we're not far away now from the longest day. so, strong sunshine in the south. a very different story, though, for scotland and northern ireland, because we've got these weather fronts meandering their way across northern ireland and scotland at times through the remainder of the week as well. and some windier weather towards friday, too. for the rest of the day, actually, the rain turns more persistent across northern ireland. across northern and western scotland, it stays cloudy, further outbreaks of rain here, but east of the grampians, 19 to 20 with some brightness, even some sunshine, but the strongest sunshine further south, in fact, very high levels of pollen once again across england and wales today and high even further north,
and some very high levels of uv. as i mentioned, we're about a week away from the longest day. so the highest point that the sun is in the sky, some of the strongest sunshine clearly in evidence for the next couple of days. overnight, the skies will stay clear for england and wales. there may be a little bit of mist, shallow mist in the river valleys, and the rain does tend to peter out a little bit further north. so with the cloud, it stays mild. in the south, it'll be slightly warmer than last night, but not that humid yet. thursday, another very warm day, in fact, warmer still across england and wales and perhaps a little bit drier to start across scotland and northern ireland. but we do have some heavier rain building in towards teatime, but temperatures in the brightness in eastern areas of both scotland, northern ireland, 195 and 20s, but widely the low to mid 20s for england and wales, 28 possible further south and east in the warmest spots. again, some very strong sunshine. pretty wet night, as you can see there, thursday night and into friday. and for friday itself, it looks wetter across scotland and northern ireland for a time. some of that mightjust drift
a little further south into the north of england, northwest and wales. but for the bulk of england and wales, the hottest day likely, with temperatures widely 25 to 30 degrees and then as high as perhaps 33 in some central and eastern parts. and then that will lead ultimately to a breakdown to thundery showers by the weekend.
this is bbc news, i am rebecca jones, the headlines at two. a number of people are charged by the england and wears cricket board following its investigation into allegations of racism at yorkshire county cricket club. ministers say they're planning a new flight of asylum seekers to rwanda, after the first plane was grounded last night by a ruling from the european court of human rights. whilst this decision by the strasbourg court in geneva was disappointing and surprising given the repeated and considered judgments to the contrary in our domestic courts, we remain committed to this policy. this is a shambles and it is shameful, and the home secretary has no—one but herself to blame. network rail says three days of strike action next week will mean six days of disruption and half the railway lines in