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it is britain's hottest day ever. the uk record temperature was broken today even before lunchtime. provisionalfigures from charlwood in surrey show temperatures hit an unprecedented 39.1 degrees celsius this morning, and in other parts of the country they're forecast to go even higher — above a0 degrees. the met office has just said a0 degrees has been broken at heathrow. the big thing is we are all at risk with this heat, so you shouldn't go out during the middle of the day. temperatures are really going to be extreme. the extreme heat has meant widespread transport disruption, with rails buckling and train cancellations. the heat is causing another day of rail disruption with passengers being told not to travel unless
theirjourneys being told not to travel unless their journeys are being told not to travel unless theirjourneys are essential and there are no trains at all running out of london's king's cross. across europe, the heatwave has brought deadly wildfires in france, spain, portugal and greece, with thousands forced to flee their homes. and we'll be answering your questions about how to keep cool and safe in these record temperatures. also this lunchtime... pay rises are about to be announced for more than two million public sector workers, including doctors, nurses and teachers. conservative mps are voting now in the party leadership race, whittling the current four contenders down to three. and laura muir wins the first medalfor great britain at the world athletics championships. and coming up on the bbc news channel, ben stokes plays his final one—day international for england later in their series opener against south africa at the cricket grounds where it all began.
good afternoon. it's officially the hottest day on record in the uk. provisional met office figures show temperatures hit 39.1 degrees celsius at charlwood in surrey this morning. in the last few minutes the met office has also said that a0 degrees has been broken at heathrow airport. temperatures could go even higher this afternoon. these are some of the predicted temperatures we could get in other parts of the country. last night was the warmest night on record in the uk and the hot weather is prompting health concerns as well as bringing widespread travel chaos. gareth barlow reports.
this is charlwood in surrey an hour ago it was the hottest place ever recorded in the uk. in the last minute that's just been surpassed by heathrow airport. the record there, a0.2 celsius. in droitwich, an early dip after the warmest night ever on record. and just ahead of further dangerously hot weather. we record. and just ahead of further dangerously hot weather. we are all at risk here — dangerously hot weather. we are all at risk here with _ dangerously hot weather. we are all at risk here with this _ dangerously hot weather. we are all at risk here with this seat _ dangerously hot weather. we are all at risk here with this seat so - dangerously hot weather. we are all at risk here with this seat so you - at risk here with this seat so you shouldn't go out in the middle of the day. the temperatures are really going to be extreme. but there are people who are more vulnerable. i was speaking to someone here with heart failure to stop those with chronic health conditions will be more at risk, the elderly and very young, all these people will struggle to regulate their hydration more. ., . j, struggle to regulate their hydration more. ., ., more. today's extreme forecast follows yesterday _ more. today's extreme forecast follows yesterday a's _ follows yesterday a's record—breaking temperatures. for wales, the hottest day in history. for northern ireland and scotland, there warmest day of the year so far. the temptation to stay cool has sadly proved deadly. at least four
people are known to have died after entering rivers and reservoirs. while the sunshine may be scorching, britten�*s waters remain dangerously cold. it britten's waters remain dangerously cold. , ., ., britten's waters remain dangerously cold. ., ., , britten's waters remain dangerously cold. ., ., ., cold. if you get into trouble or out of our cold. if you get into trouble or out of your depth. _ cold. if you get into trouble or out of your depth, float _ cold. if you get into trouble or out of your depth, float on _ cold. if you get into trouble or out of your depth, float on your - cold. if you get into trouble or out of your depth, float on your back. of your depth, float on your back a bit like a starfish. until you can regain control of your breathing. and then you can either signal for assistance from the lifeguards or swim to the safety. the assistance from the lifeguards or swim to the safety.— assistance from the lifeguards or swim to the safety. the weather has brou . ht swim to the safety. the weather has brought disruption _ swim to the safety. the weather has brought disruption to _ swim to the safety. the weather has brought disruption to schools, - brought disruption to schools, services and travel with roads melting and railways topping 62 degrees. scientists warn there is no good news associated with our changing climate, especially for the most vulnerable in society. ﬁx, lat changing climate, especially for the most vulnerable in society.- most vulnerable in society. a lot of the peeple — most vulnerable in society. a lot of the peeple we _ most vulnerable in society. a lot of the people we come _ most vulnerable in society. a lot of the people we come across - most vulnerable in society. a lot of the people we come across as - the people we come across as well have taken substances or drinking alcohol. if you think about drinking alcohol. if you think about drinking alcohol in this heat, having no access to water, when they are on the streets, the fountains are not
working at the minute, they need access to water.— working at the minute, they need access to water. although the advice is to hide from _ access to water. although the advice is to hide from the _ access to water. although the advice is to hide from the heat, _ access to water. although the advice is to hide from the heat, for- access to water. although the advice is to hide from the heat, for many i is to hide from the heat, for many of us there is no choice but to brave the heat wave and head out to work to make sure society still functions despite the sweltering. from london to leeds, southport to spalding, the met office's extreme heat warning stretches across england for a second day. our islands now endure a changing climate, one far hotter than we have ever seen before. gareth barlow, bbc news. today's extreme temperatures have caused more disruption on the transport network, with heat buckling rail lines. network rail has issued a "do not travel" warning today. our transport correspondent katy austen is at king's cross in london. many train companies are running a reduced service again and people are being told, don't travel by train
unless your journey being told, don't travel by train unless yourjourney is absolutely necessary. from king's cross in central london there are no trains at all running up the east coast main line today between here and york and leeds. and passengers are also being told, do not travel on other services heading north out of london into the red zone of the met office's weather warning. there are no thameslink or great northern services planned to run north of london all day. the east midlands railway is only running a very limited service today. the rails get a lot hotter than the air does and the highest rail temperature recorded yesterday was 62 degrees in suffolk. the network isjust recorded yesterday was 62 degrees in suffolk. the network is just not designed to cope with these temperatures will stop although speed restrictions have been in place once again, as they were yesterday, to try to reduce the risk of problems happening, yesterday there were a number of incidents where track buckled and overhead lines were damaged or failed. where track buckled and overhead lines were damaged orfailed. this morning transport secretary grant shapps said it could take decades
for all the infrastructure to be upgraded or replaced so it is more resilient to these more extreme temperatures.— resilient to these more extreme temeratures. . , ~ , ., �*, temperatures. katy austin at king's cross, temperatures. katy austin at king's cross. thank— temperatures. katy austin at king's cross, thank you. _ as we all try to stay cool in the current extraordinary temperatures, how does the extreme heat affect our bodies? our health corespondent sophie hutchinson is here. tell us more about the risks and dangers of this heat. ﬁur tell us more about the risks and dangers of this heat.— tell us more about the risks and dangers of this heat. our bodies are set u- to dangers of this heat. our bodies are set up to have _ dangers of this heat. our bodies are set up to have an _ dangers of this heat. our bodies are set up to have an internal— dangers of this heat. our bodies are set up to have an internal core - set up to have an internal core temperature of 37 degrees, that's how we function best. obviously as pressure is put on that by outside temperatures it has to respond. what happens in our bodies is our blood vessels, close to the surface of the skin, expand to try to expel some heat. the problem with that is it lowers blood pressure, and it makes it harder for the heart to lowers blood pressure, and it makes it harderfor the heart to pump blood around the body. for some
people it can cause mild symptoms like heat rash or swollen ankles. but as you sweat more and more in the heat you lose fluids and salt. that can destabilise the balance inside your body. add to low blood pressure to that and you may have heat exhaustion. the symptoms of that are dizziness, nausea, fainting, aches, heavy sweating and tiredness. it is very important to take action if that happens to you or someone you know because it can progress to heatstroke which is actually a medical emergency. it is so hard to keep — actually a medical emergency. it is so hard to keep cool in the current extreme heat but what is the advice and the tips? if extreme heat but what is the advice and the tips?— and the tips? if you are feeling the heat exhaustion _ and the tips? if you are feeling the heat exhaustion then _ and the tips? if you are feeling the heat exhaustion then go _ and the tips? if you are feeling the heat exhaustion then go to - and the tips? if you are feeling the heat exhaustion then go to a - and the tips? if you are feeling the heat exhaustion then go to a cool. heat exhaustion then go to a cool place, lie down and may be put your feet up. use a damp cloth or something on your skin to try and cool down. if you don't cool down within 30 minutes then you are at risk of heatstroke and you must dial 999 as a medical emergency. but that is the very extreme end of things
and for most people, wearing loose clothing and staying cool will be fine today. clothing and staying cool will be fine toda . , clothing and staying cool will be fine today-— clothing and staying cool will be fine toda . , . ., fine today. sophie hutchinson, our health correspondent, _ fine today. sophie hutchinson, our health correspondent, thank - fine today. sophie hutchinson, our health correspondent, thank you. | the current heatwave we're experiencing here in the uk has made its way north to us from southern europe. soaring temperatures in the mid—a0s have led to deadly wildfires across france, greece, portugal and spain. from madrid, guy hedgecoe reports. this summer is turning out to be a nightmare for many in spain. around 30 wildfires are burning, many of them out of control. the north—western region of galicia has been among the worst hit areas having seen temperatures hit the low a0s celsius in recent days. in many areas roads have been cut off. a blaze in central spain has already burned tens of thousands of hectares and killed two people. one a local farmer, the other a firefighter.
this man only narrowly escaped the flames. the fire services are at full stretch. translation: irate flames. the fire services are at full stretch. translation: we are scared. if full stretch. translation: we are scared- if the _ full stretch. translation: we are scared. if the wind _ full stretch. translation: we are scared. if the wind changes - full stretch. translation: we are scared. if the wind changes this - full stretch. translation: we are | scared. if the wind changes this way it burns down my parent's house. if it burns down my parent's house. if it changes that way it burns down my wife's work. that's what we have to live with. . ., , ., , live with. other countries in europe are seeinr live with. other countries in europe are seeing similar _ live with. other countries in europe are seeing similar scenes _ live with. other countries in europe are seeing similar scenes with - are seeing similar scenes with portugal and greece also battling a barrage of wildfires. in central spain, local people who were evacuated being housed public buildings. as the heat has moved north from spain, france has seen temperatures rocket. this has fuelled huge wildflowers in the south—western region popular with foreigners, forcing thousands of residents to be evacuated. on monday, a new fire broke out further north in brittany. as efforts are made to put out the blazes, the question constantly being asked right now is where will the next one
be. guy hedgecoe, bbc news, madrid. france has been especially badly hit. our europe correspondence jessica parker has been to south—west of bordeaux. this is what the fires have left behind. this stretch of coast is a huge attraction for holiday—makers. but five campsites were destroyed in the blaze. we have climbed to the top of the famous landmark here, and if you look out towards the sea it is beautiful. but look towards the land and you see smoke rising from the forests and just below, the burnt out wreckage of what was a campsite. it feels apocalyptic. just over a week ago, people were enjoying their holidays here. then the flames came and everyone was evacuated. belongings abandoned. you can see what a rush they were in. this area may be clear enough forjournalists
to be let in briefly but not far off the fight goes on. we to be let in briefly but not far off the fight goes on.— to be let in briefly but not far off the fight goes on. we are waiting for the fire. _ the fight goes on. we are waiting for the fire, to _ the fight goes on. we are waiting for the fire, to stop _ the fight goes on. we are waiting for the fire, to stop it _ the fight goes on. we are waiting for the fire, to stop it on - the fight goes on. we are waiting for the fire, to stop it on this - for the fire, to stop it on this road. you mustn't cross the road. it's our mission. in road. you mustn't cross the road. it's our mission.— road. you mustn't cross the road. it's our mission. in some places not far from the — it's our mission. in some places not far from the fires _ it's our mission. in some places not far from the fires life _ it's our mission. in some places not far from the fires life seems - it's our mission. in some places not far from the fires life seems almost j far from the fires life seems almost normal. even in this town last night the blaze makes its presence felt. i hope no. the evacuation, we don't know. but i'm not sure for other towns and cities.— know. but i'm not sure for other towns and cities. this is a famous beauty spot _ towns and cities. this is a famous beauty spot but — towns and cities. this is a famous beauty spot but all— towns and cities. this is a famous beauty spot but all the _ towns and cities. this is a famous beauty spot but all the tourists i towns and cities. this is a famous | beauty spot but all the tourists are gone. a different kind of visitor comes here now, diving for water to help fight back the flames. jessica parker, bbc news. the record
temperatures we are experiencing in the uk right now, a0 degrees at heathrow, and likely to go higher this afternoon, may only be forecast to last for a couple of days but scientists believe the intensity of this weather is being fuelled by climate change. our science correspondent victoria gill has more. after the hottest night on records we're heading into hottest day. and the mercury is still rising. the unprecedented temperatures above a0 degrees forecast in england have been fuelled by climate change. they are, scientists say, a taste of things to come. we really need to pay attention because we can see things going wrong already. we can see that there are health impacts from this heatwave, and our infrastructure is struggling and how uncomfortable it is to live with this type of heat, so we need to pay attention and move things on really quite a lot faster in terms of our planning.
it's notjust humans feeling the heat. chester zoo is closed because of high temperatures for the first time in its 90—year history. species—specific cooling measures include frozen fruit for the chimpanzees. and as many of us struggle to keep cool, conservationists are worried about the impacts on nature. more hot days and drought, the wildlife trust says, means its nature reserves risk wildfires and other lasting impacts on important habitat. this moss peatland in the north—west of england should be saturated. this looks so dry. peat should be wet. it shouldn't be like this. the team here says that climate change is degrading this precious mud, and that will have knock—on effects for our environment. it's the changing weather pattern, so we're getting more and more periods of little rainfall or no rainfall. and because of that, then, you know, we're talking nearly a metre, probably even further down, which is actually dry peat. and peat should be wet. peat should be wet.
we should have sphagnum on top of it, the right type of plants, so it can suck in and store carbon. human greenhouse gas emissions have already warmed the world by about 1.1 celsius, and global temperatures continue to rise. so while we're promised respite from this dangerously hot spell by the middle of the week, there's no break in sight from our changing climate, meaning we'll need to prepare for more uncomfortable weather in the future. victoria gill, bbc news. our top story this lunchtime.... it is britain's hottest day ever. the uk record temperature was broken today even before lunchtime. over today even before lunchtime. a0 celsius at heathrr and today even before lunchtime. laura muir wins the1 for and laura muir wins the first medal for great britain at the world athletics championship. coming up on the bbc news channel, laura muir says she's over the moon as she claimed her first world championship medal as her bronze in the 1500 metres gives great britain their first
medal in oregon. pay rises will be announced this afternoon for millions of public sector workers. it's thought doctors, nurses, teachers, police officers and other staff will be offered around 5%, but unions say this would amount to a pay cut in real terms because of high inflation. figures from the office for national statistics show regular pay is falling at the fastest rate since 2001 when rising prices are taken into account. our business correspondent caroline davies has this report. well, we will come back to that reported a little bit later. managers of adult social care services in england are warning that the coming months could be the most challenging they've ever faced. they say the combination
of the staffing crisis and rising costs is leaving vulnerable people short of the help that they need as demand rises. the government says it's investing billions into care, on top of record funding to help councils. our social affairs editor, alison holt, reports. so this wing is empty. empty room, empty room. in her leeds nursing home, julie brown counts the empty beds. she has eight. this one's empty. her local council and the nhs have people desperate to move in. that one's empty. butjulie calculates, with rising energy costs, she loses £150 a week for each publicly funded person. and she can't recruit enough staff to look after them. i have never had recruitment issues like this. that is the worst. we've not seen inflation like this. we've definitely not seen this with fuel costs. we have to run the air—conditioning, the residents have to be cool. we have to run the heating at 22, 23, 2a celsius through the winter.
you have no choice. it's these people's homes. today's report by council officials in england says more people are asking for support, but care homes are closing beds and home care companies handing back work. a lovely day for it. i know. talk to sam and melissa and you soon see why it's hard to attract staff. they provide vital skilled support for people in their own homes, but the increased fuel costs as they travel between clients means they struggle to pay their bills. 32—year—old sam has had to ask her parents for help with buying food. when i go home on a night time, it's literally cereal and bed, or toast and bed. because even though i get help from my mum and dad to buy my shopping and things, it's still only the necessities that i will put on them. in all honesty, i have thought, "is it worth staying doing the job?"
i do stay because i do actually love the job. i don't know what else i'd do because i've done it that long. but sometimes you do think, "is it worth it?" their boss says he's increased staff pay by 11% and the mileage allowance by 33%, but people are still leaving. since april, we've lost 10% of our workforce, staff saying they just cannot afford to do the job. it's costing them sometimes in excess of £30, £a0 a week in order to be able to drive to their clients to deliver the quality service they want to deliver. i am extremely worried, probably the most worried i have ever been. cath roth runs council care services in leeds. she says more government funding is needed now as the pressures will increase overwinter. we have areas of the country where we have care deserts, and it causes real hardship for families that are struggling to care for their loved ones on their own. at its worst, i think it places
people at risk of harm. the government says it is investing billions of pounds in care, and that reforming the system is a priority. alison holt, bbc news. let's return to the story on wages, pay rises to be announced this afternoon for millions of public sector workers. caroline davies reports. as inflation goes up, the amount we earn in real terms is falling. the costs of food, fuel and energy continue to eat into wagers. some employers are giving pay rises. at this major accountancy firm they have offered significant pay increases across all pay grades. for their employees, it has already made a difference. i’m their employees, it has already made a difference-— a difference. i'm in a single income household so _ a difference. i'm in a single income household so it _ a difference. i'm in a single income household so it really _ a difference. i'm in a single income household so it really impacts - a difference. i'm in a single income household so it really impacts me, | household so it really impacts me, thinking about increased bills, having enough savings to cover
anything if i need it. less having enough savings to cover anything ifi need it.— anything ifi need it. less fear, less worry. _ anything ifi need it. less fear, less worry, that _ anything ifi need it. less fear, less worry, that is _ anything ifi need it. less fear, less worry, that is the - anything ifi need it. less fear, less worry, that is the real - anything ifi need it. less fear, - less worry, that is the real impact, it frees— less worry, that is the real impact, it frees people up to focus on getting — it frees people up to focus on getting on the fed jobs and worry less about whether we will be losing talent _ less about whether we will be losing talent from our teams. the company sa s the talent from our teams. the company says they need _ talent from our teams. the company says they need to — talent from our teams. the company says they need to offer _ talent from our teams. the company says they need to offer increased - says they need to offer increased pay both to help those just starting out at the firm with the cost of living, and to keep talent. are you worried you are stoking inflation? it is a risk but the bigger risk is if you don't have enough people you don't have a business and you are not competing, and the country need successful businesses to create jobs and pay taxes. the successful businesses to create 'obs and pay taxes.— and pay taxes. the bank of england has warned — and pay taxes. the bank of england has warned workers _ and pay taxes. the bank of england has warned workers to _ and pay taxes. the bank of england has warned workers to not - and pay taxes. the bank of england has warned workers to not ask - and pay taxes. the bank of england has warned workers to not ask for l has warned workers to not ask for big has warned workers to not ask for his pay has warned workers to not ask for big pay rises to stop rising prices becoming ingrained. despite worries about inflation, individual companies like pwc will make the decision to increase wages if they think it is in the best interest of their business. it ultimately comes to the employer. today's figures
show private sector pay went up by almost five times as much as the public sector. debbie wilkinson as a paramedic and union representative, she is still waiting to find out what the government will increase her pay by but says many are already struggling. ipirate her pay by but says many are already stru: rulin.~ ., her pay by but says many are already stru: rulin.~ . ~ , ., . struggling. we have ambulance service under _ struggling. we have ambulance service under nhs _ struggling. we have ambulance service under nhs colleagues i struggling. we have ambulance - service under nhs colleagues using food banks, that is disgraceful at this time. we have worked so hard over the last three years, especially over the pandemic, yet we are really suffering. the especially over the pandemic, yet we are really suffering.— are really suffering. the public sector pay _ are really suffering. the public sector pay review _ are really suffering. the public sector pay review is _ are really suffering. the public sector pay review is out - are really suffering. the public sector pay review is out later. are really suffering. the public - sector pay review is out later today but they're already worried that whatever level it is at will not be enough to offset inflation. public sector workers _ enough to offset inflation. public sector workers will _ enough to offset inflation. public sector workers will see _ enough to offset inflation. public sector workers will see below - sector workers will see below inflation rises, hitting living standards and coming on top of a decade of real terms pay cuts of the most public sector occupations. mast most public sector occupations. most -rices are most public sector occupations. most prices are expected _ most public sector occupations. most prices are expected to _ most public sector occupations. most prices are expected to keep rising, the latest inflation figures are out tomorrow. caroline davies, bbc news.
conservative mps have begun the latest round of voting in the process to choose the next leader of the party and the next prime minister. a result is expected around in just under two hours' time at three o'clock this afternoon. four candidates are still in the race — rishi sunak, penny mordaunt, liz truss and kemi badenoch. let's join our political correspondent nick eardley who's at westminster for us this lunchtime. nick, four about to become three? yes, tomorrow we will find out the final two in the race to be prime minister. that will be put to the conservative membership over the summer. the unction among all the mps i have chatted to today is rishi sunak will be one of the two —— the assumption among all the mps. the big question is whojoins him on the final ballot. the frontrunners are foreign secretary liz truss and the trade minister penny mordaunt. they are both battling for second place.
however, kemi badenoch is not out of the race yet. her supporters have said this morning she is trying to pick up last—minute votes to get her through to the final vote tomorrow. whoever comes last is eliminated. the smart money here seems to be on kemi badenoch being knocked out in a couple of hours. if that happens, she could become a kingmaker. where her votes go will be absolutely crucial. there is the battle for the leadership going on, the boris johnson is still fighting some battles this afternoon. he has thrown tobias ellwood, one of his most vocal critics, out of the conservative party for not taking part in the confidence vote that the government won comfortably yesterday. it is hot in here, the chances of mps at the conservative party cooling down before the summer break starting a couple of days is slim indeed.
break starting a couple of days is slim indeed-— slim indeed. thank you, nick eardle , slim indeed. thank you, nick eardley. our— slim indeed. thank you, nick eardley, our political - eardley, our political correspondent. russian president vladimir putin will visit iran later today in just his second foreign trip since he launched the invasion of ukraine in february. mr putin will meet the iranian supreme leader as well as the turkish president. grain exports, syria and ukraine are reportedly set to make up the discussions between the leaders. three candidates are in the race to be the next sri lankan president afterformer leader gotabaya rajapaksa fled the country and resigned last week over the island's worsening economic crisis. the country's parliament will vote for a new leader tomorrow. our correspondent secunder kermani has this report. the tea leaves picked here end up in cups across the world. these lush fields are home to sri lanka's biggest export, but they've been badly hit by this unprecedented economic crisis. "our leaders aren't bothered
about providing us with the basic "necessities," he says. "they're the ones who have put us in debt by stealing "dollars and spending them however they want. "right now, sri lanka is like a ship stranded at sea." across sri lanka, there are huge queues waiting forfuel, with much of the country grinding to a halt. anger on the streets has already led to the ousting of the president. in factories, there's frustration. tea exports bring in dollars vital in keeping the economy afloat, but production has been falling. tea has been grown and produced in sri lanka for the past 150 years. the industry employs more than two million people and normally brings in more than $1 billion every year. right now, though, like the rest of the island,
it's facing its biggest ever crisis. at this factory, like many others, they've cut back on operating times and are worried about what the future holds. without the fuel, we are finding it very, very difficult. if this goes on, we might have to shut down all factories. normally, about 20 lorries are running for us. now we are running about eight lorries. and with the power cut, there are factories closed down. working three days, four days a week. it's the poorest who are suffering the most right now. tea—pluckers struggle hard all day for little more than the minimum wage. but food prices are soaring. translation: we don't eat lunch any more. - we eat once at around ten in the morning and then . again in the evening.
for now, life looks likely to get even harderfor sri lankans, whoever ends up leading their country. secunder kermani, bbc news, kandy. cricket and england test captain ben stokes will play his last one day match for his country today in durham — after announcing his retirement from the 50—over international format. stokes is in the field for england against south africa at chester—le—street in the first of three one dayers. it's the ground where his parents used to take him on a two hour drive so he could practise when he was starting out. england women have been training in london this morning ahead of their euro 2022 quarter final with spain tomorrow night. their training session was brought forward an hour because of the heat and they continue to prepare for the game without coach sarina weigman, who could only watch from a distance after testing positive or covid last week.
to the world athletics championships and laura muir has won great britain's first medal after claiming bronze in the women's 1500m final. elsewhere, katarina johnson—thompson finished eighth overall in the women's heptathlon. andy swiss reports. a first medalfor britain, and one of the gutsiest you'll ever see. for laura muir, another night to remember. after winning silver at last year's olympics, she began the 1500 with high hopes, but as the two favourites charged off at a blistering pace, it was a case ofjust clinging on. she couldn't catch the winner, faith kipyegon, or gudaf tsegay, but muir's reward was a battling bronze. at the end, her exhaustion was plain to see, but after missing a medal at the last four world championships, so was her elation. i'm so delighted. it was all about this. that's what i wanted, this world medal. fifth time trying.
i took my time, but i'm just so happy i've got it. well, what a moment, then, for laura muir. once again she's delivered on the big stage, and britain's wait for a medal at these championships is finally over. in the heptathlon, meanwhile, katarina johnson—thompson had to settle for eighth behind the champion, belgian�*s nafi thiam. but dina asher—smith is safely through to the semifinals of the 200 metres. the defence of her world title is up and running. andy swiss, bbc news, eugene. time for a look at the weather. here's matt taylor. some really exceptional temperatures today and the records tumbling? indeed, an historic but fairly sobering day for uk climates today. let me put it into context, first thing this morning these were how the temperature record stood in the uk, daytime and night—time. what is more significant is not only the numbers which have gone over that but also by the degree in which they