did you see the sign coming in, "skeg vegas"? we did. skeg vegas, are you feeling it? it's better than the actual vegas. is it? definitely feeling it, yeah. somebody turned up from rochdale just to get a picture with the sign. l just to come to skegness for that. the sign is modelled on the real deal 5,000 miles away. it cost £36,000, but the value of what is fast becoming a viral marketing moment — priceless. speaking of which... binley mega chippy! ..let�*s skip skeg vegas and head down to coventry. where are we are going, charlotte? both: binley mega chippy! all: binley mega chippy! this is what a social—media storm looks like. and this is what skegvegas is hoping for this summer. a taste of las vegas but, like the sign says, not in nevada, it's in lincolnshire! jayne mccubbin, bbc news. time for a look at the weather.
here's chris fawkes. this is the hottest day of the year so far. temperatures in the last hour have reached 30 degrees at london's heathrow airport and continue to climb across east anglia and south east england, more widely, temperatures into the 30s. when i go on holiday for beach action, more often than not, somebody takes the sun loungers by putting towels on them, but not here in thejurassic coast. this is swanage in dorset looking absolutely glorious an hour orso looking absolutely glorious an hour or so ago. the heatwave has been building across western europe. across spain, we have had temperatures reach the mist 40s for much of the last week. the earliest heatwave we have seen here for over 40 heatwave we have seen here for over a0 years. and the heat has been spreading northwards. just yesterday, reaching southern france where temperatures reached a0 degrees as well. this is the earliest in the year we have seen temperatures that high. the heatwave is ferocious and is arriving unusually early as well. the weather
picture, although there is a lot of hot and sunny weather to come, it is not hot and sunny everywhere, it is focused across england and wales. temperatures 33, maybe 3a across east anglia, south east england. in scotland and northern ireland, some would argue a more comfortable feel to the weather with temperatures 17 to the weather with temperatures 17 to 21 to the weather with temperatures 17 to 2! degrees. and a word of caution, towards the south—west, this area of cloud is an area of mist and fog working into the cosine of southern wales and just about into west cornwall. for the most part, it doesn't feel too humid today, but overnight tonight after such a warm day, particularly across england, these temperatures still at 11 o'clock at night are around 25 celsius, so a warm night for sleeping for some, fresher conditions for scotland, northern ireland and northern england. tomorrow, the weather front is still on the charts. it is gradually going to push a little bit further southwards and it will tend to get reactivated as we go through saturday. let's look at the forecast
in detail. might start with rain across wales, but look what happens during the day. the front gets much more energetic, rain turning heavy and thundery, spreading across wales, reaching the midlands and eastern england. to the north—west, sunny spells, showers in western scotland. and although it is cooler for many of us with some seeing temperatures drop to around 30 celsius, we still have some hot weather across south east england where temperatures continue to reach the high 20s. into sunday, there is a degree of uncertainty about how many showers and thunderstorms there will be across southern england, weather they merge to give longer spells of rain. across the north west, sunny spells and for most, feeling a lot fresher.— feeling a lot fresher. thank you very much- _ and on bbc one now, it's time for the news where you are. good afternoon, it's 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news.
england's cricketers have enjoyed the start to their first ever one day series in the netherlands. they lost jason roy early on but after that took full advantage being put into bat in the first match in amstelveen with phil salt racing to his first 0di century from just 82 balls. he was followed to three figures by dawid malan. who also punished the netherlands bowling. both of them have been overshadowed byjos buttler who has raised two england's century of the innings and that is the second fastest century in 0dis. england were a00 for two in the aath over. two british players looking to reach the semifinals both in birmingham and queens. britain's katie boulter faces former world number one simona halep laterfor a place in the birmingham
classic semi—finals. ryan peniston will be back on court where he will face philippe cryan 0vitz. he beat casper ruud and francisco cerundolo in his first two matches. i francisco cerundolo in his first two matches. ., ., ~' francisco cerundolo in his first two matches. . ., ., . matches. i took a lot of confidence from the last _ matches. i took a lot of confidence from the last match _ matches. i took a lot of confidence from the last match against - from the last match against castlebar. came out, guns blazing and then second set didn't go to plan, he kept fighting, francisco is a great player. just managed to fight in the third set and got over the line, pretty happy about it. and in birmingham donna vekic is against sorana cirstea at the moment. you can follow this one on the bbc sport website and app. the scottish premiership fixtures for the new season have been published it all starts on the 30th july with livingston v rangers
launching the season. and celtic will begin their title defence at home to aberdeen on the 31st. promoted kilmarnock return to the top flight by hosting dundee united. hibs entertain hearts on the second weekend of the season. a day after adam yates withdrew from the tour of switzerland, his ineos grenadiers teammate tom pidcock has also pulled out after testing positive for coronavirus. 29 riders didn't start today's sixth stage after 16 riders quit yesterday. three teams pulled out entirely following positive cases, while another withdrew four riders including britain's hugh carthy. the race is an important warm—up event for the tour de france which gets underway in copenhagen two weeks today. golden state warriors are nba champions once again, beating boston celtics 103—90 last night for their fourth title in eight seasons. steph curry was named finals
most valuable player for the first time after scoring 3a points for the warriors. it's the franchise's seventh championship overall. and this one completed a journey like no other. after a run of five consecutive finals, then a plummet to the bottom of the nba, and now a return to greatness just two seasons after having the league's worst record. this one is different for sure. the last three years, what it has been like, from injuries to changing of the guard, the rosters, the young guys, carrying on the belief we could get back to the stage and win evenif could get back to the stage and win even if it didn't make sense to anybody when we said it. all that stuff matters and now we have four
championships, me, dre, clay and andre probably have that bad boy. it's special, man, it's special. the second round _ it's special, man, it's special. the second round of— it's special, man, it's special. the second round of the us open is on the way. rory had a fine first round to finish under par. there is a live commentary on the bbc sport website and app. but for now, goodbye from me. more now on ukraine's application tojoin the european union. the eu commission has recommended the country be given official candidate status. it follows months of lobbying by the government of vlodymyr zelensky, who intensified his appeal to brussels following russia's military invasion. but the process of becoming a fully fledged eu member is a long and complicated one.
he's been telling my colleage, stephen sackur, he welcomes the latest developments. first of all, i'm really happy because i was also working for this purpose. from 201a, i was taking an active part in negotiations and in this movement and it is a historical moment for the ukraine. it is a historical decision that the european union says yes, ukraine will be a member of the union but after one, two, three, four, five things that needed to be done and they are needed to be done for ukraine. here the process is not less important than the result. this decision i hope next week in brussels, this decision will be finally adopted and that will mean that this process of reforms will now have a new impulse, new big push
in the government and the parliament and everybody will need to work with all they can do just to move it as quickly as possible. but in any way, for this moment it is very important for this moment it is very important for the country and are very important decision.- for the country and are very important decision. why should we believe that _ important decision. why should we believe that ukraine _ important decision. why should we believe that ukraine has _ important decision. why should we believe that ukraine has the - believe that ukraine has the capacity to deliver on all of these things that the commission president said he will have to deliver on, thatis said he will have to deliver on, that is rule of law, rooting out corruption, making your economy fit for purpose when it comes to european standards? there is so much to do and you have a war to fight at the same time. because ukraine show to the whole world something nobody believed in, that it is possible to stop russian war machine and it is much harder than to do what everything that you told now. also,
ursula von der leyen acknowledged big progress which was already made by ukraine during last year, so we are on this track and definitely we can go further and we will go further. it is definitely less difficult, less complicated than what we already did, stopping to turn and defending our country. i am absolutely sure that one day we will discuss in your life how ukraine is becoming a member of the eu. france will decide this weekend whether to hand president macron control of parliament in the final round of voting for the national assembly. 0ur paris correspondent lucy williamson has been talking to voters and candidates in the southern city of toulouse. france's far—left leader is turning up the heat on president macron. his rally in toulouse this week packed, even in 38 degree heat. jean—luc melenchon was knocked out of france's presidential election this year, but he's harnessed his supporters
to a new alliance of green and left—wing parties that's threatening president macron's allies in sunday's parliamentary race. for most of my life, i've been voting for the lesser of two evils. and now, finally, we have, for the first time in my life, a big alliance on the left and it's exciting. the alliance finished neck and neck with mr macron's party in the first round of voting. the president broke his silence ahead of sunday's vote to warn against disorder in france. the alliance candidate in toulouse says there's a difference between disorder and democracy. translation: everyone needs to be reassured. l we are the united left, so we're not going to bring in soviet tanks. 0n the other hand, yes, we want real social change with strong measures on purchasing power and ecological planning. nupes candidates are not expected
to win control of the assembly, but they could become the largest opposition group and block the president's own party from a majority. the race here in toulouse shows just how farjean—luc melenchon's new alliance has come. at this point in the election five years ago, it was mr macron's allies who were leading in most districts of this region. now, it's mr melenchon. marie claire constance is running in toulouse. yesterday he had a meeting here in toulouse. he can speak for hours without any paper. what's kind of surprising is how people are buying it. like, they believe they're going to stay together. but the first day they are elected, of course, they're going to split their ways. socialists, greens and communists disagree on several key issues with each other and with mr melenchon's far left party. but their success in this alliance shows how unsettled
french politics still is. in the two months since the presidential election here, the pendulum of opposition to president macron has swung from the far right to the far left. lucy williamson, bbc news, toulouse. it's a0 years since argentina invaded the falkland islands. it was a war that lasted just over two months and killed nearly 1,000 soldiers — more than 600 of whom were argentinian. many in argentina regret that their country went to war but still maintain the islands are theirs — and a0 years on, there's a real sense of loss, as our south america correspondent katy watson now reports from ushuaia, in the far south — this remote patagonian town is often referred to as "the end of the world", but argentinians like to say it's also "the beginning of everything". it was from ushuaia that soldiers left on the cruiser general belgrano, shortly after it was torpedoed
by the british, killing more than 300 argentinians. ushuaia is known as argentina's capital of the malvinas. there are references to the islands everywhere. they lost the war, but argentinians are still fighting to win back the islands once more. for the younger generation in this region, every anniversary is about marking history, but the issue is still very current. "it's like we're there, but we aren't," says student magali. "we know what it's like, but we've never been, because we can't." the malvinas are part of the curriculum, and talk of modern—day colonialism is very much part of people's lives. this is a story given to schoolchildren and endorsed by the ministry of education. it tells the story of papino the penguin, who lived happily on the malvinas with his friends until, one day, the monster comes along in a pirate ship with british flags and chucks papino
off the island. and the story goes on trying to explain how papino rallies his friends, trying to get support to chuck the monster off. you can see by the end of the book, the monster is still in his cave. after the war, islanders were given british citizenship. then, in 2013, there was a referendum, in which more than 99% voted to remain in british territory. but the argentinian government can the results. translation: english media outlets always ask me in interviews - whether i take into consideration that there are people who have lived there for a long time. but they are the grandchildren of the usurpers. that doesn't give them a right. veteran daniel guzman lost 12 friends in 1982 — their names inscribed on these walls. it was a period that marks into this day. translation: it's in our dna - that the malvinas are argentinian. it's like a footballjersey. but, he says, the fight to win back
the islands has now become political and the government has lost its way. translation: argentina needs to talk i less about the war and take more i concrete action in the international stage on this remaining british colony. it's hard for islanders to want anything to do with argentina. nobody with any sense would want to be part of a country that has 50% inflation. ushuaia sits on the beagle channel, named after the ship used by naturalist charles darwin. british influence is all around here, or was. where once, there was a thriving trade between the islands and argentina, these waters are now much quieter. the malvinas are cut off. the history of the malvinas, or the falklands, is rich and varied. it questions how you define nation, through people and land. and the debate also challenges who has power in the world and what effect colonialism had and, for many, still has.
katy watson, bbc news, in ushuaia. now on bbc news — it's time to take a look at some of the stories this lunchtime from our news teams across the uk. without immediate action, climate change could be as devastating as covid for some communities. that's according to wales' top doctor. in his annual report, dr sir frank atherton says rising temperatures are likely to pose a serious health risk to the nation. ben price reports. wales has experienced a number of severe storms in recent years. storm dennis was one of many to devastate communities in 2020. warmer, drier weather can also cause grass fires to burn for longer. last year this
crossfire near caerphilly lasted almost a week. the flames were kept at bay but for some local residents, the thick smoke was a concern. some ofthe the thick smoke was a concern. some of the peeple — the thick smoke was a concern. some of the people were _ the thick smoke was a concern. some of the people were stuck, _ the thick smoke was a concern. ﬁne of the people were stuck, elderly people, concerned and worried. concerned about the smoke? some had asthma. as concerned about the smoke? some had asthma- as i — concerned about the smoke? some had asthma. as i was _ concerned about the smoke? some had asthma. as i was there, _ concerned about the smoke? some had asthma. as i was there, i _ concerned about the smoke? some had asthma. as i was there, i could - asthma. as i was there, i could breathe really badly but i was ok, but i could smell it, very thick. rising temperatures also worsens pollution and it is likely climate change will cause the spread of other infections. inevitably it will impact on public health according to wellstone's top doctor who wants it is likely to affect the country disproportionately with the poorest communities hardest hit. the disproportionately with the poorest communities hardest hit.— disproportionately with the poorest communities hardest hit. the harm is not e . uall communities hardest hit. the harm is not equally distributed. _ communities hardest hit. the harm is not equally distributed. if _ communities hardest hit. the harm is not equally distributed. if we - communities hardest hit. the harm is not equally distributed. if we think. not equally distributed. if we think about air pollution which is increasing, we think about heat health and the problems with heatstroke, if we think about all of
these issues, it tends to be people in more deprived areas, more deprived communities which face the brunt of the problem the most. plenty of people at this ice cream parlour yesterday, enjoying the warmest week of the year so far. but how concerned are they about the impact of climate change on their health? i impact of climate change on their health? ., ~' impact of climate change on their health? ., ~ ., ,., ., health? i do think of the pollution because we _ health? i do think of the pollution because we live _ health? i do think of the pollution because we live close _ health? i do think of the pollution because we live close to - health? i do think of the pollution because we live close to a - health? i do think of the pollution because we live close to a busy i health? i do think of the pollution i because we live close to a busy road and there is evidence that if you live close to a busy road you are more likely to die of heart disease. it is not a big concern as it could be it is not a big concern as it could he society— it is not a big concern as it could be society decides to make a change. efforts_ be society decides to make a change. efforts are _ be society decides to make a change. efforts are being made to mitigate the impact of climate change according to the welsh government, who says it will take an effort by us all to ensure a greener and healthier wales. farmers in food producers in the east of england have told the bbc they are cutting back some of their production this year because of a shortage of workers. it's the latest pressure on
the cost of living and it comes as the cost of living and it comes as the government says it needs farmers to grow more to limit our reliance on food from abroad. andrew sinclair reports. 0n andrew sinclair reports. on his farm in mid norfolk, andy allen shows me one of his fields of unpicked asparagus. unpicked because he couldn't get enough pickers. we would couldn't get enough pickers. - would normally need between 90, 95 star. the maximum we had 75 but a lot of the season we were dealing with around 65. we would have expected to help this 150— to— 50 tonnes this year. we are 30% down. in this ten acre field alone he has lost £50,000. so he has made a decision. i lost £50,000. so he has made a decision. . ., , . . , ., decision. i am not planting any more asarauus. decision. i am not planting any more asparaqus- i — decision. i am not planting any more asparagus. i didn't _ decision. i am not planting any more asparagus. i didn't plant _ decision. i am not planting any more asparagus. i didn't plant any - decision. i am not planting any more asparagus. i didn't plant any more i asparagus. i didn't plant any more going forward because we just do not know what labour we will get to pick it. . , . ., know what labour we will get to pick it. farmers have relied on seasonal labour, most of which comes from | labour, most of which comes from abroad but there are two big
problems at the moment. the first is that because of brexit, the paperwork to get people over here has become far more complicated. the second problem is that a lot of those workers used to come from ukraine and belarus and that is not happening this year. the workers he does have are all foreign. he has tried using local people but they don't stay. it is notjust farmers who are affected. food producers are finding it a challenge as well. this firm near king's lynn isjust about managing. but they have had to make cutbacks. we managing. but they have had to make cutbacks. ~ . .. , managing. but they have had to make cutbacks. ~ . , ., cutbacks. we are actively growing less onions _ cutbacks. we are actively growing less onions because _ cutbacks. we are actively growing less onions because we _ cutbacks. we are actively growing less onions because we know- cutbacks. we are actively growingj less onions because we know that cutbacks. we are actively growing i less onions because we know that we physically can't get the labour to do it. and at a time when the government is wanting more food to be produced in the uk, that seems a bit of a silly issue to have. this week the _ bit of a silly issue to have. this week the government - bit of a silly issue to have. this week the government increased to a0,000 the number of seasonal migrant workers allowed to come here. but the farmers union says we need 70,000 this year. we here. but the farmers union says we need 70,000 this year.— here. but the farmers union says we need 70,000 this year. we are really worried and — need 70,000 this year. we are really worried and so _ need 70,000 this year. we are really worried and so are _ need 70,000 this year. we are really worried and so are our _ need 70,000 this year. we are really worried and so are our members. it's|
worried and so are our members. it's frustrating we feel like government policies and supporting us. we have been told this _ policies and supporting us. we have been told this week _ policies and supporting us. we have been told this week about _ policies and supporting us. we have been told this week about a - policies and supporting us. we have been told this week about a fruit i been told this week about a fruit farm in essex who is planting fewer strawberries, a solo producer ploughing up his crop and a farmer in norfolk who is worried he won't be able to harvest his leaks. this in just a story about struggling farmers. if food isn't grown or it cannot be picked and process, there will be less of it in the shops and prices will go up. the government needs to take these shortages seriously. a woman in her sixties from tiverton is hoping to become a british powerlifting champion in belfast this weekend. kim gough only took up the sport last year and already holds a world record for her age. andy birkett has been to the gym to meet her. i think it is the secret to a long, fit, healthy life.— fit, healthy life. kim is a late convert to — fit, healthy life. kim is a late convert to weightlifting. it i fit, healthy life. kim is a late| convert to weightlifting. it all began when her son and now coach with time during lockdown. i am
began when her son and now coach with time during lockdown.- with time during lockdown. i am an euuestrian with time during lockdown. i am an equestrian and _ with time during lockdown. i am an equestrian and i _ with time during lockdown. i am an equestrian and i had _ with time during lockdown. i am an equestrian and i had a _ with time during lockdown. i am an equestrian and i had a bit - with time during lockdown. i am an equestrian and i had a bit of- with time during lockdown. i am an equestrian and i had a bit of an i equestrian and i had a bit of an accident on one of my horses, and harry said to me that if i had more muscle, i wouldn't possibly get injured as badly if i fell off or had an accident on the horses again. he came down, set up his gym and i started powerlifting with him. i think harry is really an amazing coach, he is really supportive and he actually prefers to coach and support me. and compete himself. most of the time i tell her what to live. most of the time i tell her what to live the — most of the time i tell her what to live. the coaching is probably a bit more _ live. the coaching is probably a bit more up _ live. the coaching is probably a bit more up my— live. the coaching is probably a bit more up my street, to be honest. she is doing _ more up my street, to be honest. she is doing really well, i am very proud — is doing really well, i am very roud. �* , , , proud. and rightly so. kim competes in the british — proud. and rightly so. kim competes in the british drug _ proud. and rightly so. kim competes in the british drug free _ in the british drug free powerlifting association and holds the european record for the bench press and squat for her age and wait category. tomorrow she hopes to make it official and become british
champion. i it official and become british champion-— it official and become british chamion. . , , . champion. i am very competitive and if i do champion. i am very competitive and ifi do anything. _ champion. i am very competitive and ifi do anything. i _ champion. i am very competitive and if i do anything, i like _ champion. i am very competitive and if i do anything, i like that _ if i do anything, i like that competitive edge. i like to have something to work towards and i really enjoy competitions. ijust feel there is nothing i cannot do. i think age isjust feel there is nothing i cannot do. i think age is just a number. nepal is preparing to move its everest base camp because global warming and human activity are making it unsafe. the south base camp is used by up to 1500 people in the spring climbing season and is situated on a rapidly thinning glacier. glacier melting has accelerated to unprecedented levels because of climate change. time for the weather now.
hello. temperatures have been on the rise through this week and today we will see the peak of that heatwave across southern parts of the uk, particularly england and wales. much cooler conditions in the north for scotland and northern ireland today, but certainly in the south, it is going to be a hot day. not as hot as further south across europe. earlier in the week we saw a3 degrees in spain and yesterday in france, a0 celsius, that's the earliest in the year that a0 celsius has ever been recorded in france. it's not going to be quite as hot here, but that warm air is drifting its way in from the south. 33 or 3a degrees possible in the south—east. we have rain around for northern ireland and scotland, gradually clearing to the south, so we will see sunshine and blustery showers returning, quite windy in the far northwest, but long spells of sunshine further south across england and wales. a bit of low cloud drifting around the coast of the south west and wales, but temperatures between 2a to 32, 33, possibly even 3a in the southeast. 15 to 21 further north with moderate levels of uv,
but very high levels of uv for the bulk of england and wales. the sun very strong at this stage injune. this evening this band of cloud sinks south but most of the rain fizzles out. it will divide the cooler, fresher air across much of northern england, northern ireland and scotland. the warm air holding on in the south and south—east, 18 degrees in london, the overnight temperature, so fairly sticky and humid through the night. tomorrow we hold on to the heat and humidity in the far south but for much of the uk, we are into that cooler air. the dividing line is this weather front which will reinvigorate through the day. it starts off a band of cloud but heavy rain developing across parts of wales, the midlands, lincolnshire, perhaps the south—west. thunderstorms on this line of heavy downpours. mostly dry to the south—east of that, cannot rule out a passing heavy shower. 27 or 28 degrees here. further north, temperatures typically in the mid to high teens. by sunday that front will have pushed away to the south,
this is bbc news. i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 2pm: london gatwick airport says it is reducing the number of flights during the peak summer period due to staff shortages. an investigation is launched after a passenger with restricted mobility died after leaving an aircraft at gatwick — the airport denies staff shortages were to blame. wikileaks founder julian assange's extradition to the us is approved by the home secretary. he has 1a days to appeal. as the bank of england warns inflation could rise to 11% this year, we look at the rising cost of living — and what people are cutting back on. covid infections are up across the uk, according to latest figures that capture thejubilee weekend of partying.