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at 6:00pm, a crowded shopping centre in central ukraine has been hit by a russian missile. president zelensky says 1,000 people were inside at the time. at least ten are dead and more than a0 injured. the attack came shortly after the ukrainian president had appealed to world leaders at the g7 summit for missile defence systems to protect more ukrainian cities. tonight boris johnson called tonight borisjohnson called the attack barbaric. also on the programme... the inquiry into how thousands of people were treated with infected blood in the nhs hears from sirjohn major, who describes victims as suffering from "incredibly bad luck". barristers go out on strike in england and wales in a long
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running dispute over pay and conditions. and britain's number one emma raducanu makes her debut on centre court as one of them gets under way. and coming up on sportsday, we're live here at wimbledon, where it's not all about emma raducanu and andy murray on day one. nine brits scheduled to play — of them cam norrie is the first safely through to round two. a shopping centre in central ukraine has been hit by a russian missile. president zelensky said around 1000 people were inside and he said it was impossible to even imagine the number of victims. so far at least ten people are thought to have been killed and more than a0 have been injured in what the authorities described as a war crime. the local
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governors say it was unlikely many survivors would be found in the rubble because it was a big fire and there was a lot of smoke. the attack took place in kremenchuk, an industrial city and the sight of ukraine's biggest oil refinery. russia says it does not deliberately target civilians will stopjoe inwood has sent this report. a warning that it contains some details you may find distressing. there is no part of ukraine untouched by this war. just before apm in the afternoon russian missiles are said to have hit a shopping centre in kremenchuk. the ukrainians say around 1,000 people may have been inside. this industrial city on the banks of the dnipro river has been targeted before, but not like this. "is anybody alive, anybody alive?" a man calls out. "where? come here!" people nearby rushed to help, but there was panic at the scale of the destruction. the injured were rushed to hospital.
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one of those nearby was this man. i was not far away from the place where it happened, some 500 metres away, and people were running around. and after about 30 minutes, i decided to go and check out the place. the centre was just destroyed. i'm just, i'm out of words. i did not expect that something like this could happen in my town. ukraine's president zelensky was quick to condemn the attack. "it was no danger to the russian army," he said. it had no strategic value. it was just people trying to live a normal life, which so angers the russian occupiers. " moscow is yet to comment on the attack but has always denied targeting civilians. the death toll is expected to rise. another example of the human cost of
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a war that shows no sign of ending. in the last hour or so, the governor of the region in which the attack took place said this was a crime against humanity. a deliberate and cynical attack on a civilian population of those were sentiments echoed by prime minister boris johnson speaking at the g7 where of course aid for ukraine is a key topic. he said this shows there are no depths to which president putin will not sink. studio: joe inwood in kyiv, thank you. earlier, president zelensky remotelyjoined a meeting of the g7 group of nations. after the meeting, the leaders said they would continue to meet ukraine's urgent requirements for military and defence equipment, and promised humanitarian, financial and diplomatic assistance to kyiv. our political editor chris mason is there. a real sense here at shock at what has happened this afternoon in ukraine. the british government here
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calling it callous and counter—productive and saying it and fellow g7 leaders will redouble their efforts to help ukraine as a result of what has happened today. here is a sense of the discussions on that topic of ukraine today. on the small screen in the corner, but the big theme of this summit, the man whose country's future dominates conversation here. president zelensky told g7 leaders the war mustn't drag on overwinter. if ukraine wins, you all win, he said. , ., if ukraine wins, you all win, he said. ., , ., ., said. good morning, chris, how are ou said. good morning, chris, how are you doing- — said. good morning, chris, how are you doing- a _ said. good morning, chris, how are you doing. a prime _ said. good morning, chris, how are you doing. a prime minister - said. good morning, chris, how are you doing. a prime minister told i said. good morning, chris, how are| you doing. a prime minister told me he and g7 leaders _ you doing. a prime minister told me he and g7 leaders are _ you doing. a prime minister told me he and g7 leaders are determined i you doing. a prime minister told mej he and g7 leaders are determined to help ukraine but it could take time, patience and money. find help ukraine but it could take time, patience and money.— help ukraine but it could take time, patience and money. and what they want is their— patience and money. and what they want is their land, _ patience and money. and what they want is their land, they _ patience and money. and what they want is their land, they want - patience and money. and what they want is their land, they want their l want is their land, they want their country to be able to live in peace and freedom and i totally support that. and so i think the difficulty is that no one here at the g7 can
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really see any alternative to simply supporting them in regaining their sovereignty. find supporting them in regaining their sovereignty-— supporting them in regaining their sovereiun . �* ., ., ., sovereignty. and if that goes on for ears and sovereignty. and if that goes on for years and years _ sovereignty. and if that goes on for years and years potentially, - sovereignty. and if that goes on for years and years potentially, at - sovereignty. and if that goes on for years and years potentially, at vast | years and years potentially, at vast cost to our country, to our taxpayers, with implications for our economy, so be it, that's what the uk has to do? i economy, so be it, that's what the uk has to do?— economy, so be it, that's what the uk has to do? i think the economic im acts uk has to do? i think the economic impacts on — uk has to do? i think the economic impacts on the _ uk has to do? i think the economic impacts on the uk _ uk has to do? i think the economic impacts on the uk will— uk has to do? i think the economic impacts on the uk will start - uk has to do? i think the economic impacts on the uk will start to - impacts on the uk will start to abate, we will find ways round things and some of the cost pressures will start to come down. so there is no limit on the timeline, there is no limit on the budget, the billions britain could spend? i budget, the billions britain could s-end? ~ budget, the billions britain could send? ~ , , . spend? i think sometimes the price of freedom is _ spend? i think sometimes the price of freedom is worth _ spend? i think sometimes the price of freedom is worth paying. - spend? i think sometimes the price of freedom is worth paying. just - of freedom is worth paying. just remember, it took the democracies in the middle of the last century a long time to recognise that they had to resist tyranny and aggression. but it what it bought in the end, with the defeat of the dictators, particularly of nazi germany, it
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brought decades and decades of stability, and that is worth protecting. that is worth defending. and that delivers long—term prosperity. and that delivers long-term prosperity-— and that delivers long-term --roseri .�* ., ., prosperity. but what of the prime minister's own _ prosperity. but what of the prime minister's own future? _ prosperity. but what of the prime minister's own future? the - prosperity. but what of the prime | minister's own future? the clouds have darkened for him after that vote of confidence, the loss of another two by—elections and the resignation of his party chairman. what is it about your character that is repelling voters at the moment and repelling so many of your mps? look, i think that the golden rule of politics is resist comment on politics or personalities. you know that this is — politics or personalities. you know that this is about _ politics or personalities. you know that this is about your _ politics or personalities. you know that this is about your character i that this is about your character from plenty on your own side and they want to see some change. how are you going to change and how will you convince people to change? what you convince people to change? what we will do is — you convince people to change? what we will do is get _ you convince people to change? what we will do is get on _ you convince people to change? �*bei�*ué�*if we will do is get on with you convince people to change? wisgt we will do is get on with our you convince people to change? wist we will do is get on with our agenda for the top in times like this of course there will be criticisms of political leaders. it“s course there will be criticisms of political leaders. it's our course there will be criticisms of political leaders. it“s ourjob to take it and humbly accept those criticisms. there is a massive
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agenda for this country. we need to reform our energy markets, we need to reform the way our housing system works to make the prospect of home ownership realistic for millions and millions of young people. but ownership realistic for millions and millions of young people.— ownership realistic for millions and millions of young people. but do you actually have — millions of young people. but do you actually have the _ millions of young people. but do you actually have the authority _ millions of young people. but do you actually have the authority now- millions of young people. but do you actually have the authority now to i actually have the authority now to deliver that policy? i actually have the authority now to deliver that policy?— actually have the authority now to deliver that policy? i not only have the authority. _ deliver that policy? i not only have the authority, i've _ deliver that policy? i not only have the authority, i've a _ deliver that policy? i not only have the authority, i've a new— deliver that policy? i not only have the authority, i've a new mandate | the authority, i've a new mandate from my party. a0% voted against you. from my party. 4096 voted against ou. ., �* , from my party. 4096 voted against ou. . �* , ., �* , from my party. 4096 voted against ou. ., �*, ., ., you. that's done. it's not done, it is still a live _ you. that's done. it's not done, it is still a live question. _ you. that's done. it's not done, it is still a live question. can - you. that's done. it's not done, it is still a live question. can you . is still a live question. can you deliver your policy platform with your authority weakened? {iii deliver your policy platform with your authority weakened? of course we can and — your authority weakened? of course we can and we _ your authority weakened? of course we can and we will— your authority weakened? of course we can and we will continue to - we can and we will continue to do that and we are focused on that 1000%. that and we are focused on that 100096. , ., , , , 100096. there is a persistent defiance from _ 100096. there is a persistent defiance from the _ 100096. there is a persistent defiance from the prime - 100096. there is a persistent - defiance from the prime minister and a determination to feature in photo opportunities like this for some time yet. chris mason, bbc news, at the g7 summit in bavaria. among the issues discussed at the g7 was the growing risk to global food supply is caused by the war in
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ukraine. it comes as farmers there accuse russian forces of stealing vast amounts of grain. ukraine normally supplies 10% of the world's wheat. a quarter of all the grain grown in ukraine is here in these areas seized by russia. ukraine says 800,000 tonnes of grain have been taken and transported back to russia. the russians are blockading ports in ukraine as well — ports like odesa — meaning the amount of wheat being exported will almost halve. many of the world's poorest countries rely on ukraine's wheat. there“ll be less food now for 300 million people. our correspondent nick beake has the story. russian forces in ukraine are accused of war crimes, murder and rape. but they're also accused of stealing ukrainian grain on an industrial scale. they destroyed our premises, destroyed our equipment, everything they saw. everything they touch disappears.
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we tried to contact more than 200 farmers, whose land is now in russian—occupied territory. the vast majority were too scared to talk, but one did agree to be interviewed. to protect his identity we've changed his name and are using an actor. they looted our offices, even pulled the wiring from the walls and took away the photographs of our relatives. and this was the moment the russians arrived at the farm. you can see their z symbol on the tanks. one soldier tries to shoot the security camera, but misses. thousands of tonnes of grain were then taken and transported in stolen lorries. using its gps tracker, we followed the route of one truck travelling to crimea, which moscow annexed eight years ago, and then on to mainland russia, where it's feared ukrainian grain ago, and then on to mainland russia, is being packed up and exported as russian grain. on the way the truck stopped here at this grain store, where a new z symbol has appeared
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on the roof. ukrainian officials fear the russians have stolen as much as 800,000 tonnes of grain since the invasion. it is bringing back memories of the great famine that josef stalin inflicted on this country nearly a century ago. ukraine's flag tells you all you need to know. a blue sky over a yellow field encapsulates just how important this fertile land is to people. it's the soul of the country. and so the russian occupation, and theft of ukrainian grain, has a profound effect on people here. grain that isn't being robbed is being destroyed. this footage, posted by the ukrainian military, is said to show russian forces blowing up a grain store. moscow denies it is destroying or robbing ukrainian produce. but instead, it claims its nationalising ukraine's grain. we obtained one document
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from a russian—installed authority, that says to ensure the food security of the area there“s now an order to take the wheat and barley from the warehouse of a company. i think there are so many people in the world now sitting eating a sandwich, not realising that this grain has been stolen and that so many people are suffering. i don't understand why the world is silent and not doing anything to punish this injustice. the wholesale theft of ukrainian grain threatens to cripple this vital sector of an economy already under such strain. a russian crime targeting individual farmers will be felt by a whole nation, and beyond. nick beake, bbc news, ukraine. nato has announced plans to boost its quick reaction force from a0,000 to more than 300,000 troops. it says the move follows a "direct threat" from russia to european security.
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the plan is due to be approved at a summit in madrid this week. our europe editor, katya adler, is there. how significant is this? hugely so. if ou how significant is this? hugely so. if you listen _ how significant is this? hugely so. if you listen to _ how significant is this? hugely so. if you listen to the _ how significant is this? hugely so. if you listen to the nato _ if you listen to the nato secretary—general, he says this is the biggest overhaul of collective defence and deterrence since the cold war. it doesn't really come as a surprise for stop russia's invasion of ukraine, the aggression and ambition it is showing as kind of appended all the security assumptions here in europe since the cold war. but when we talk about these rapid reaction forces, these aren“t troops thought to be sent to ukraine. it is actually nato members that are closest to russia, so the baltic countries and poland, and also nato applicants finland and sweden that are feeling most exposed. what they are looking for is a real boosting of what's known as nato“s eastern flank, and that will involve countries like the uk and france having warships,
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warplanes and troops at the ready if necessary. nato is going to be calling on all its members to increase defence spending but it's thought voters will accept this if the promises and pledges that they are hearing here in madrid and bavaria, where we heard chris reporting, actually serve to make them feel safer.— them feel safer. katya adler in madrid, thank _ them feel safer. katya adler in madrid, thank you. _ there's more updates and analysis on the war in ukraine and how international leaders are responding to the conflict on bbc news online — that's bbc.co.uk/news — and by using the bbc news app. sirjohn major has been giving evidence to an inquiry into the infected blood scandal during 19705 and 1980s. people with haemophilia or those who needed transfusions were given blood products as part of their treatment. but some of the blood was contaminated — and more than 33,000 people were infected with hepatitis c or hiv. to date, more than 3,000 people have died. there were gasps at the inquiry is
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the former prime minister described the former prime minister described the victims are suffering from incredibly bad luck. our health editor hugh pym has this report. barry has always said, he's always felt like he was on death row but without committing any crime. i just want a sincere apology from somebody. deborah reflects on how barry's life has been blighted. because of his treatment for haemophilia, he was infected with hepatitis c. he“s needed a liver transplant after a liver cancer diagnosis. his wife deborah says, as an nhs nurse, she's appalled by what happened. breaks my heart to think, when i was putting up those blood transfusions, there was people within the nhs who knew that that blood was contaminated but chose not to impart that knowledge. today, sirjohn major gave evidence. after the scandal emerged, he was at the treasury in the late 1980s, then prime minister. he was questioned on the
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campaigners“ struggle to get financial aid. i mean, there's no amount of compensation you could give that would actually compensate for what had happened to them. what had happened to them was incredibly bad luck. gasps awful. and it was not something that anybody was unsympathetic to. there were gasps at those words "bad luck". later, he said he hadn't meant to be dismissive or offensive. payouts were given to those who had hiv, but initially not to patients with hepatitis c. sirjohn acknowledged that might have been wrong. every life is individual, and so i can see that argument. and i'm not entirely sure, in retrospect, that we took the right decision then, and i was quite pleased when a subsequent government took a different view. people coming to the inquiry have been encouraged, if they wish, to leave messages in bottles remembering loved ones who lost their lives because of the contaminated blood
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scandal, but it's unlikely to be before the middle of next year that they get to see a final report with conclusions. i've always believed... so what did deborah and barry think of sirjohn major's comments? i personally don't feel that there's anything genuine there. i don't think he understands the impact that it has had on so many people's lives — those who have lost their children, their husbands, a life that's been lost. it's still... i can't talk about it. there will be more evidence from former politicians. debbie and barry want to hear apologies, and then a guarantee of compensation. hugh pym, bbc news. the time is 6:15. our top story this evening. russia has carried out a missile strike on a shopping mall in the
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ukrainian city of kremenchuk. president zelensky said 1000 people were inside the building when it was hit. coming up, we“ll were inside the building when it was hit. coming up, we'll get the latest from wimbledon as emma raducanu makes her centre court debut. coming up in sportsday on the bbc news channel — england romp to victory on the final day of the third test against new zealand at headingley to seal a series whitewash over the world test champions. criminal barristers in england and wales have begun strike action which is expected to delay trials. the dispute is about how much they“re paid in legal aid to defend people who can't afford a lawyer. the government says the walkouts will only slow down justice for victims. our home affairs correspondent tom symonds can tell us more. barristers are self—employed — when they're defending suspects they're usually paid from public money — legal aid. and that's been cut 35%
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in the last decade. now, barristers are often perceived as well—paid. but according to an independent review for the government, they can earn as little as £9,000 — after expenses — when newly qualified. that can increase to more than £a5,000 when they've worked at least three years. and £68,000 plus after 23 years in the job. but the big concern is attracting and keeping junior barristers. those on strike say they're taking action to prevent the courts grinding to a halt. can i ask how many of you are - supposed to be in court right now? i'm supposed to be in court in an hour, starting a trial. i'm supposed to be in court. are all of you supposed i to be in court right now? yes. in every democracy you have to have a functioning justice system. it's the... every foundation of
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a society has to have it. and if we're being treated the way we are, there's no one coming through. i've been doing this job for 25 years. thejuniorsjust aren't there any more. they're just not paid enough money. they've got to have it. so we have to come out to support them and to continue to support them through the days of action, which will go on for weeks and weeks and weeks if necessary. now, legal aid pay is increasing — the government's offering 15% more from september. that's thousands of pounds extra for the average barrister — but only when they get paid at the end of trials which begin this autumn. the criminal bar association which called the strikes says it's nowhere near enough. it“s threatening to disrupt 1,000 cases a day. it says trials were held up today in london, manchester, liverpool and bristol. the backlog of cases, which now stands at more than 58,000, is only going to get bigger. ministers say the barristers
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are delaying justice for victims — but the barristers are planning to step up their strikes in the weeks to come. sophie. a man has been arrested after a 36—year—old woman was killed in east london in the early hours of sunday morning. police believe zara aleena was attacked by a stranger in ilford. it's it“s understood that zara aleena was walking along this street behind me towards gants hill station at about 2:a5am on sunday morning. she suffered serious head injuries before she was taken to hospital where she later died. as you can imagine, local residents and shopkeepers are shocked and saddened after what happened. so far, 15 out of a5 homicide victims in london have been winning this year. chief superintendent stuart bell said he
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understands for women living locally this is an incredibly distressing incident and if you live in the area you are being urged to be on alert but not alarmed. as you can see, there is a cord and in place and a significant police presence in the area over the coming days. a29—year—old has been arrested on suspicion of murder. a29-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder.— now a look at some other stories making the news today. a woman has been found dead at the scene of a major gas explosion that destroyed a house in birmingham and damaged others. a man also suffered life—threatening injuries in the blast in kingstanding, which happened on sunday evening. six other homes were damaged and properties were evacuated. the charity commission has said it will review reports that prince charles personally accepted large cash donations for one of his charities from a former qatari prime minister. a newspaper claims the donations totalled more than £2.5 million over four years from 2011 with the first — of1 million euros in notes — handed over in a suitcase. prince charles“s representatives
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said "all correct processes were followed". the queen has arrived in edinburgh at the start of a week of events. the queen — who is 96 and has mobility issues — attended the historic ceremony of the keys in herfirst public appearance since the platinum jubilee celebrations earlier this month. legal buffer zones around medical clinics in scotland could be a step closer after a national summit on abortion care. the first minister nicola sturgeon convened a meeting to discuss a new bill to protect workers and service users at termination clinics in scotland — including the introduction of 150 metre no—go areas outside health facilities. our scotland correspondent alexandra mackenzie reports. it“s gatherings like these that prompted today's abortion care conference. anti—abortion protesters have become a common sight outside this clinic and hospital in glasgow. if today did result in national legislation on buffer zones, that would be an incredible step
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forward in abortion rights. lily wants change. after choosing to end her pregnancy four years ago, she said she felt scared walking past people with placards and is calling for protest—free buffer zones to be introduced. what really devastated me was the constant knowledge that these people were outside in such a big number, and there was something inherently... it was intimidating, and the harassment itself and their presence was so unnatural and such an uncomfortable thing that it felt... it was wholly wrong and it shouldn't have been happening. they shouldn't have been there. it's a medical space, it's a private space. the scottish government is aiming for legislation in the longer—term to establish 150—metre buffer zones outside clinics. people are free to have different views on abortion, but what i don't think any of us
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are free to do is impede the ability of people to access health care without intimidation and harassment. the first buffer zone was set up in west london in 2018. there are calls for more in england and wales. in northern ireland, a bill to create buffer zones was referred to the supreme court. protesters say it infringes upon their freedom of speech. amy from hull now stands outside clinics. she regrets having an abortion at 18 and says she wants to offer support to other women. because i didn't know what else to do, i went back and i took the pills and ifollowed the nurse's instructions and i've lived to regret that ever since. and i think, with hindsight, what i was looking for was somebody, potentially, who could have been standing there, offering a leaflet, offering me a phone number, offering me some kind of support, offering some kind of counsel. the scottish government has urged protesters not to put pressure on patients and staff at health care facilities, but instead
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to take their campaign to the scottish parliament. alexandra mackenzie, bbc news. wimbledon is back and so is emma raducanu who has been making her centre court debut a year after she took wimbledon by storm. joe wilson joins us from wimbledon.— joins us from wimbledon. feverish anticipation _ joins us from wimbledon. feverish anticipation for _ joins us from wimbledon. feverish anticipation for wimbledon - joins us from wimbledon. feverish anticipation for wimbledon and - joins us from wimbledon. feverish. anticipation for wimbledon and then it rained. that put a stop to activity on the outside courts but on the show courts, all go. they laid out centre court for days like this 100 years ago. three matches with players with 2a grand slam titles between them. covid vaccination not required for wimbledon participation and he was
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welcomed with warmth. his a novak djokovic as hit. it was one settle in the volume rising. djokovic took the third set and was gradually improving. where has that landed? better. something like the real nova. wimbledon was under way, same as ever. of course, it's not. wimbledon“s decision to exclude players from russia and belarus continues to divide opinion. in response to the professional tour has stripped this tournament of its ranking points but the players are still here, there is still the prize money and surely still the status. this is the place that can change lives. it started everything to emma raducanu. was it reallyjust a year ago? she is the us open champion, she is a teenage player in development. against alison van good
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funk, she had to extend herself to hold serve early on. performance is a mixture of physical and mental strength, signs that she was moving well. she took the first set 6—a. we soon saw her covering most blades of famous grass. but her belgian opponent with the shots and the experience to take opportunities, serbs were broken, much uncertain. —— serves were broken. emma raducanu did her best to respond. she did because in the last few minutes emma raducanu won that second set to take the match. of course, we must temper our expectations but that was a very good win. i can tell you about a
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victory for cameron norrie in the men's, i can also tell you about a straight sets win for england's cricketers because they completed a 3-0 cricketers because they completed a 3—0 series victory against new zealand. jonny bairstow did it with a six at headingley to complete a seven wicket victory. that was emphatic and appropriate for this new england in test match cricket. the women's team began a test match against south africa to date. a day for issy wong. we can show you what a delivery from her. just about perfect. that's what you want on your test match debut. shaky start from south africa, they recovered to finish 28a all out. that test match continues at taunton and right ear we are preparing for an andy murray evening. —— right here we are preparing. thanks, joe. and now it's time for a look at the weather. here's stav da naos. are you going to keep that rain
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away? we“ll are you going to keep that rain away? we'll try to, it doesn't look too bad for the south—east. good evening. today was one of sunshine and showers but the majority of us saw plenty of sunshine, just a few heavy showers. tomorrow it looks more unsettled across northern and western areas. low pressure will be sitting to the west of us throughout much of this week. it will encroach further towards our shores tomorrow which is why we“ll further towards our shores tomorrow which is why we'll see outbreaks of heavy rain and stronger winds. the showers have been affecting much of scotland and the east and south—east of england. some of them were heavy with some rumbles of thunder, flashes of lightning. they will clear away over the next few hours and then overnight most places will be drier. out west that low pressure will bring wet and windy weather to northern ireland, western scotland and irish sea coasts. temperatures low towards the east. i“ve and irish sea coasts. temperatures low towards the east. i've got the pressure chart on, just to show you
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the isobars, pretty close together

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