of making history by becoming the first england football team to win a major tournament since 1966. well, when you reach a final, then you're one of the best teams in the tournament. i think we have a very good team too. we don't fear anyone. also on the programme tonight... police investigating the fatal stabbing of nine—year—old lilia valutyte in lincolnshire have arrested a man on suspicion of murder. a major disaster has been declared in the us state of kentucky after floods killed at least 25 people. duncan scott will be the commonwealth champion! and it's a scotland england one—two, as duncan scott and tom dean take gold and silver in the pool.
good evening. by this time tomorrow we will know if england women's wait for a major trophy has ended after they take on germany in tomorrow's euros final at wembley. the lionesses, who've scored 20 goals and conceded only one so far, have been preparing to take on the most successful nation in the tournament's history. our sports correspondent natalie pirks looks ahead to tomorrow's game. you know it's a big deal when the queen �*s guard get involved. the familiar refrain of the three lions has been echoing round every ground on route to wembley. and will no doubt again for this sell—out final. from lionesses of the past to the current squad, as they survey the pristine pitch that took a moment to
take it all into work out where theirfamilies will be take it all into work out where their families will be for the defining match of their careers on the spot where they might be lifting the spot where they might be lifting the trophy. we the spot where they might be lifting the troh . ~ ., ., the spot where they might be lifting thetroh .~ . ., ' :: the trophy. we will have a 90 minute came to the trophy. we will have a 90 minute game to play — the trophy. we will have a 90 minute game to play first _ the trophy. we will have a 90 minute game to play first but _ the trophy. we will have a 90 minute game to play first but that _ the trophy. we will have a 90 minute game to play first but that has - the trophy. we will have a 90 minute game to play first but that has been i game to play first but that has been my dream, that's been the dream of everybody since we were little. i know what it felt like in the garden when i was pretending, i know it will feel just as good when i was pretending, i know it will feeljust as good as that. just will feel 'ust as good as that. just over will feeljust as good as that. just over 100 years — will feeljust as good as that. just over 100 years ago football was deemed quite unfit for females and was banned for almost 50 years. it was banned for almost 50 years. it was only four years ago that the women's super league when fully professional. england's women have been playing catch up ever since. those at the forefront of change say this tournament will always be remembered. for this tournament will always be remembered.— this tournament will always be remembered. ., , , remembered. for sure when people look back they _ remembered. for sure when people look back they will _ remembered. for sure when people look back they will talk _ remembered. for sure when people look back they will talk about - remembered. for sure when people look back they will talk about 2022 l look back they will talk about 2022 and the euros and the sold—out stadiums, the huge tv audiences and really, among those players became household names across the country.
it's difficult to overstate how big a moment this is, notjust for women's football but for women sport in this country. sunday will see the biggest crowd in history for a women's european final, regardless of result for them, this is special. every little girl can see that women can be successful. that you can do what you really love and that makes a difference and hopefully that will change society in a positive way. england have steamed into this final scoring 20 goals along the way and only conceding one. but scoring 20 goals along the way and only conceding one.— scoring 20 goals along the way and only conceding one. but germany are the most successful— only conceding one. but germany are the most successful side _ only conceding one. but germany are the most successful side in _ only conceding one. but germany are the most successful side in european| the most successful side in european history winning eight of the last entry fees. for them to meet at wembley in the final is a script writer is a dream. the fairy tale fixture. only one will get the hollywood ending. natalie pirks, bbc news, wembley. a 22—year—old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a nine—year—old girl in boston. it comes after lincolnshire police
issued cctv images this morning of a man they wanted to question over the killing of lilia valutyte who was fatally stabbed in the town centre on thursday. two people previously arrested, have been released. our reporter, phillip norton, reports from boston. a kind, caring, adorable little girl, nine—year—old lilia valutyte. a schoolgirl said to be just playing in the street when she was allegedly murdered. her classmates, her friends among those who have been leaving flowers for her today. i used to dance with her but she's really kind and this incident just broke my heart. i know her mum, she was a colleague with my son, the same class. she was very happy and always caring for others. i knew lilia's mum and i knew her friend who worked in our local shop and she was such a lovely little girl.
this is a town that remains in deep shock at the events that took place here in fountain lane on thursday evening. flowers and candles are now being left around various parts of the town. now that the cordon been lifted, they also have been left at the scene where lilia was found with a stab wound. this afternoon there was heavy police activity in a nearby street. earlier, lincolnshire police had released cctv images of a man they wanted to talk to. just hours later, confirmation, a 22—year—old man had been arrested in the area. i can confirm that we have arrested a 22—year—old man on suspicion of murder. he is now in police custody. officers detained the man in boston central park area at around 2:1i5pm today. lincolnshire police say officers continue to provide support to lilia's family as they grieve following their unimaginable loss.
philip norton, bbc news, boston. there's been widespread disruption on britain's railways today — as train drivers who are members of the aslef union walked out in a row over pay. drivers from seven rail companies are involved in the strike. it's the second this week affecting passengers, with more strikes scheduled in august. our correspondent, judith moritz sent this report from leeds. folkestone station this morning was a gateway to nowhere. no southeastern trains running and passengers who didn't know about today's strike caught by surprise. so we were planning to go to brighton and now we'll have to find an alternative. probably we'll have to take the bus or something. not right, because i don't go to london very often and i've got a lunch date with my daughter and a friend. but not all stations are closed. though around 5,000 train drivers at seven companies have walked out over pay on a busy sporting weekend,
not all lines are affected. at leeds station, northern rail services are running, but the lner east coast main line is severely reduced. normally, there are two trains every hour that run from here in leeds to london. today, there was one which left first thing this morning, but that's it. the next one won't go to the capital until tomorrow morning. the train drivers union aslef says members like these at leeds haven't been on strike since 1995, and they have a high mandate for action as they push for a pay increase to address the cost of living. what's the magic figure? what are you looking for here? there is no figure. what we're saying is we want a suitable pay offer. look, let's be clear, it's the 14 companies that are controlled by the government that are in a blockage. elsewhere in the industry, we've agreed deals ranging from about 4.5% up to 8%. what we're saying is give us a suitable pay rise, give us a suitable figure that we can put to our members and if they believe it's the right thing to do, we move on and the dispute is over.
but the transport secretary, grant shapps, has accused militant union leaders of bringing the country to a standstill, and the rail delivery group, which represents operating companies, said it was urging the aslef leadership to resume talks. we want the trade unions to come to the table and make sure we have meaningful discussions. the industry continues to lose a significant amount of money, with passenger revenues only back at 75% of what they were pre—pandemic. so it's really important to look at modernisation. with more strikes planned during august, the trains may be hit and miss, but a summer of disruption for passengers does look set to rumble on. judith moritz, bbc news. three teenagers have been killed, and a fourth seriously injured after a car crash in north yorkshire. the crash happened in bedale at around iipm last night and three male passengers, who were 17 and 18 years old died. the 18—year—old driver is in a serious condition in hospital. north yorkshire police
are appealing for information. us presidentjoe biden has tested positive for covid—i9 for a second time in two weeks. the 79—year—old has no symptoms but will be returning to isolation. the second positive test came just three days after his doctors said the us president had tested negative and no longer needed to isolate. spain has announced a second death linked to monkeypox. one person has also died in brazil, — these are the first known deaths outside africa. there have been more than 20,000 cases recorded worldwide in the current outbreak. last week the world health organisation declared monkeypox a �*global health emergency�*. the us state of kentucky has been hit by its worst floods for decades — killing at least 25 people. hundreds of homes and businesses had been flooded in the appalachia region of the east of the state and it's been declared "a major disaster." our north america correspondent
peter bowes reports. flowing water, powerful enough to sweep away entire homes. torrential rain has wreaked havoc. some areas received more than 20cm in a 24—hour period. swollen streams and mudslides have torn through several communities with devastating results. everything's gone. like, everything is gone. my whole life is gone. there's no words. it'sjust hard to imagine. there's nothing, really, that you can do, but we're are just glad that we got out. some areas are difficult for rescuers to reach because local roads have been badly damaged and are impassable, cars engulfed in the muddy waters. there's widespread poverty in the affected areas. making matters worse, tens of thousands of people are now without electricity. the biggest concern is the many
people who are still missing. we continue to pray for the families that have suffered an unfathomable loss, some having lost almost everyone in their household. this is still an emergency situation. we are in search and rescue mode. but again, that count is going to continue to go up. and we don't lose this many people in flooding. this is a real tough one. rescuers fear the search for survivors — and bodies — could last several weeks. scenes like this are becoming more familiar. this part of kentucky has had flash floods before, but nothing on this scale. we didn't have no time to get nothing out of my little apartment in the basement. i lost everything twice. this makes twice that i've lost everything. and i ain't the only one. we going to have to have some help, more than what they brung in here the last flood. president biden has declared
a disasterfor this area, freeing up funds and equipment to help. but the worst may not be over, with more rain expected early next week. this is, according to experts in kentucky, another glimpse into the future, becoming hotter and wetter due to climate change. peter bowes, bbc news. pope francis has said that he might step down — if his health deteriorates — to the point that he feels — he can't carry out his duties properly. the comments came on his return flight from a week—long trip to canada — where he met indigenous people to apologise for the catholic church's role in the residential schools scandal. with all the action from day 2 at the commonwealth games now, here's chetan pathak in birmingham. good evening. it's been a busy day two at the commonwealth games here in birmingham — with 23 gold medals up for grabs. there was a successful start for the home nations in the men's wheelchair marathon — and more medals have
followed in the pool. our sports correspondent nesta mcgregor has been following it. close to capacity almost 5000 at the sandwell aquatic centre. and enough on the menu to satisfy even the biggest of swimming appetites. how is this for a starter? england's ban proud in the butterfly. disqualified from this event four years ago, a chance for redemption. shortly after another medal for the host nation. imagine clark taking silver in the 50 metre breaststroke. the main course was always going to be the combo of tom dean and scotland's duncan scott in the 200 metre freestyle. who would serve up their best when it mattered most? duncan scott will be — best when it mattered most? duncan scott will be the _ best when it mattered most? duncan scott will be the commonwealth - scott will be the commonwealth champion. scott will be the commonwealth chamion. ., , ., champion. scott finished with gold, deaﬁnu champion. scott finished with gold, dealing with — champion. scott finished with gold, dealing with silver. _ champion. scott finished with gold, dealing with silver. the _ champion. scott finished with gold, dealing with silver. the reverse - champion. scott finished with gold, dealing with silver. the reverse of i dealing with silver. the reverse of the tokyo olympic final. next time
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five wickets. and at arena birmingham this floor routine from alice kinsella was among the highlights as england took gold in the artistic gymnastics team final. the scottish premiership season's under way. if you don't want to know what happened look away — sportscene in scotland is coming up. rangers got off to a winning start, 2—i away at livingstone. reigning champions celtic start their season tomorrow at home to aberdeen. liverpool beat manchester city to lift the community shield at the king power stadium in leicester. £64 million summer signing, darwin nunez, wrapped up the 3—1 win in injury time. and mercedes' george russell has his first pole position in formula one, after a sensational qualifying session at the hungarian grand prix. the british driver finished ahead of the two ferraris.
russell's teammate lewis hamilton will start from 7th. that's all your sport from me here in birmingham, tina. thank you. a lottery player in the us has won more than $1.3 billion, one of the biggest prizes in lottery history. the jackpot has grown because no—one has won it since april. the megamillions ticket was bought in the state of illinois but the winner, who can choose to take the cash or be paid in installments over 29 years, hasn't yet come forward.
between england's lionesses and germany. earlier, i spoke to faye white, the former england and arsenal defender. she gave me her insight into preparing for such a momentous match. they will have gone through their routines, gone to meetings, to see how they are going to set up. obviously, they have done their last training session, i would have thought in the morning, and then this evening or at some point today they would have gone to wembley. i think i have seen a few pictures of them looking around the pitch rather than actually training on it. but a lot of these players have played at wembley, so that is good, they have already got that experience of playing there, either cup finals or with england previously. but, yeah, generally, you go back, you have dinner, you probably then have another meeting, or you have time to switch off and try and relax and, generally, players will have a pre—match kind of routine that they will do the night before — then, in the morning at breakfast, what they will eat, certain breakfasts that they will eat every time, lunch, and then obviously a walk or a stretch of something, just to loosen their legs. it might be listening to music,
it might be watching a film, it could be anything, really, probablyjust trying to relax. it might even be watching the men's community shield at the moment, they might be doing that, you don't know, because i know that is playing. yeah, it is anything that makes them feel relaxed. doing anything to try and relax. i love that kind of detail about what exactly happens in those camps because, obviously, that is the side of the game we don't really get to see. what about conversations? because they always say to the media, it is one game at a time, we're not going to get ahead of ourselves, we are not thinking about winning, it is all of that, we're just going to out and concentrate on the game, but when you are in camp together, did the players, do they chat to other and say, imagine if we did do this, imagine if we did beat germany? or is that kind of chat strictly banned? no, i think they will, i think they will be reminiscing on what has happened before, good things that have happened in games. a lot of them are really good friends, they have come up through the youth ages together. for example, jill scott, ellen white, they started playing when i was playing.
and they would have known how far the game has come. and i am sure they are talking about the sense of kind of how they have captured the imagination of the country and obviously a sense of the texts and messages they might be getting over the last few days from friends and family. yes, and just snippets. but, generally, ithink they willjust imagine it, you've got to, you have to say, imagine if we win. that is the motivation, that is what they're going to work so hard to achieve. it is those dreams, those conversations they are having each other. it's important to believe they can do it and i truly believe they will do it. that is really interesting, getting into that right mindset, so that kind of conversation is ok. and what about you? more objective, take a step back, do you think, obviously they could win, do you think they will win? it's 90 minutes. in a way, you can never predict a game of football, not when it comes to this close enough final. they have the best chance that an england team, female england team has ever had,
because of the level between the two teams and the gap has closed. in 2009, i captained the side at the last final we got to but the team between, the difference between us and germany was a gulf, basically, even at that time. nowadays, it is not that. none of their team have been in a final either. yes, they have won it eight times but none of them have won it, so those players weren't in the squad when they last won it, so it is a new expectation and burden. germany expects germany to do well in tournaments. the thing that might help them is that they will probably rally round each other because a lot of the fans i am expecting to be english. i think germany, a lot of people will have booked tickets from the german side of the camp, expecting their country to get there. interesting. and how much of an advantage is home game, it is not home, technically, but playing at wembley in front of your home fans, how big will that be?
i think it is big, because how they have handled every single game says the austrian game, says it all kicked off, 68,000, just under 70 at old trafford, and yes, a few nerves, but it is bound to be. you have two or three weeks or even longer building up to this one game and obviously once you get the nerves going to look at the performance, we won it i—0 and then we built from that. we've beaten spain, beaten sweden, the highest ranked team in this tournament. but the germans do pose a different threat in that they are organised and so efficient and so clinical, so ruthless. we gave sweden a few chances at the start which, if you give the germans they will score, so we are going to have to start brighter than we have in the last two games against the spanish and the swedes. but, yeah, i do believe we have the talent, we have the depth in the squad which wasn't the case during my era, my time. so, they have to believe they can do
it and it is going to be a test, without doubt, but the best time is now, with an extra day's rest, they have got the stadium, they have got home support, they have been performing magnificently and have put in some good performances. pope francis says he can't keep up his busy international travel schedule and has acknowledged he could retire. the announcement came on his return flight from a week—long trip to canada where he met indigenous people to apologise for the catholic church's role in the residential schools scandal. let's have a listen. translation: i don't believe i can | travel at the same pace as before, | and i believe that at my age and with this limitation, i have to save some energy to be able to serve the church. i think about the possibility of stepping aside. with all honesty, it's not a catastrophe. you can change your pope. it's not a problem.
our religion editor, aleem maqbool, was on the plane with pope francis. we have just returned to terminal five in rome after a week—long trip to canada with the pope. this is where diplomatic visitors come and go. and we are all exhausted, it turns out the pope is as well. he said it was a very intense trip for him. he talked about the fact that perhaps now he might need to save himself a little in order to continue serving the church, or he might have to think of retiring. he told that to us journalists on the plane from his wheelchair. he has been in a wheelchair for a lot of this trip because of ongoing issues with his knees. although he has previously dismissed all the speculation that there has been about an much more serious life threatening illness. but he said it was not taboo for a pope to step down,
and that was a door he said that was open to him though not a door he had knocked on as yet. although he did say, that was not to say that in a couple of days' time he would not do just that and consider retiring. but he has stressed that, for the moment, he intends to continue his duties. he does, for example, still want to make a trip to ukraine. we were expecting some news on that, but he said, for now, he has to consult his doctors first. in a few minutes, i'll be taking an in—depth look at tomorrow's front pages with kieran andrews, the scottish political editor at the times. time for a look at the weather with louise lear. hello there. despite quite a warm, humid feel for many today, blue sky and sunshine were quite precious, and those that we did get gradually clouded over through the afternoon, just as with worthing in west sussex — the reason being quite
a lot of cloud generally across the country, and some of that has been producing some rain today. now, if we take a zoom out towards the atlantic, you can see there's another pulse of cloud starting to push in, and that will bring yet more rain through the night tonight, some of it heavy as it moves across west—facing coasts of wales and into north—west england, but it will weaken a touch as it pushes its way steadily eastwards. still a level of uncertainty as to whether we could see some rain to the southeast corner, where we are starting to get pretty desperate now. here, it stays quite muggy through the night, fresher with clearer skies in scotland. here, we'll start off with early morning sunshine. one pulse of wet weather will slowly start to ease away. fair amount of cloud generally across england and wales and still the risk of a few scattered showers into the afternoon. perhaps not feeling quite as muggy once that rain has cleared through and the frontal system's allowing some fresher air behind, but still those temperatures on the warm side — 26 degrees in the southeast. noticeably fresher further north, a maximum of 19 or 20.
now, that does bode well for the triathlon. maybe a little bit of light, patchy rain around first thing. that might suit some of the athletes, but as the day goes on, it'll dry, brighten and warm up as well. and it's a similar story, actually, for the final of the euros at wembley stadium. if we see that much in the way of significant rain, it really will be quite a miracle. i think it'll ease away and skies brighten. now, as we move into monday, we start with a good deal of fine, dry weather, but it's not expected to last as this weather front will gradually start to encroach from the west. it will bring a freshening wind, it will bring more cloud and, eventually, it will bring some rain, but it's going to take its time in doing so, probably arriving into northern ireland and western fringes by the end of the afternoon. so the best of the sunshine to the east of the pennines and that's for the best of the warmth to likely to be once again. 25 or 26 celsius the high. and then that opens the doors for something a little breezier and cooler into the far northwest to start the week. it stays dry, settled, sunny and still pretty warm down
hello. this is bbc news. i'm lewis vaughan jones. the headlines: england's women train ahead of the biggest football match of their careers — preparing to take on germany in tomorrow night's euros final. tomorrow is not the end of a journey but the start of one, and i think regardless of the end result of that game, there will be a nice moment for reflection. police investigating the death of nine—year—old lilia valutyte have arrested a 22—year—old man on suspicion of murder. the arrest follows a combination of information supplied by several members of the public. widespread disruption to train services throughout the uk as drivers from seven operators walk out over pay. the race between rishi sunak and liz truss to become