this is bbc news with the latest headlines. the mother of 12—year—old archie battersbee says the legal battle to postpone withdrawal of her son's life support is at "the end". absolutely devastated, frustrated, angry, let down. so many emotions, really. the regulator ofgem announces changes to the energy price will now be made every three months instead of six as it warns of a "very challenging winter ahead" that's alongside a projected interest rate hike later — for the sixth time in a row china begins military exercises in the waters around taiwan, after expressing anger over a visit to the island by a senior us politician.
and at the commonwealth games it was gold for scotland's eilish mccolgan, in the 10,000 metres last night, and for england's katarina johnson thompson, who became hepathlon champion. hello and welcome to bbc news. the mother of 12—year—old archie battersbee says the legal battle to postpone the withdrawal of her son's life support has come to an end. it comes after the european court of human rights refused an application to delay the withdrawal of his treatment. his family now wants him to be taken to a hospice — as louisa pilbeam reports. she says she'll fight for him until the end. but archie's mum accepts she's now at the end of her legal
fight for her son's life. 12—year—old archie has been in a coma on life support since he was found unconscious in april. last night, the european court of human rights refused to intervene to stop that life support being withdrawn, ending the family's last hope. absolutely devastated. frustrated, angry. let down. so many emotions. hollie dance and herfamily took their fight to every court in the land — from the court of appeal to the supreme court — even the un, before trying the european court of human rights. but each court agreed with the medical experts that archie has no realistic chance of recovery and that it's in his best interest to withdraw the machines and care keeping him alive. so proud to be archie's mum. i couldn't have wanted for a better child. he really is an absolute legend. every single day of archie's life,
i've told him i love him. archie's family would now like him to be transferred to a hospice. but they claim the royal london hospital in east london, where he's being treated, say that's not in his best interest. the family intend to challenge that at the high court and they have until 9 o'clock this morning, otherwise, archie's life support could begin to be withdrawn at ”am today. louisa pilbeam, bbc news. we can speak now to katharine da costa, whojoins us from royal london hospital. talk us through the very latest on this case. ~ �* . v talk us through the very latest on thiscase. ~ ~ . �*, , this case. well, archie's parents have said they _ this case. well, archie's parents have said they are _ this case. well, archie's parents have said they are devastated i this case. well, archie's parents have said they are devastated at losing their legal battle and his mother hollie dance said they are intending to submit an application to the high court this morning to
move him from this hospital to a hospice. they claim they were given a deadline of 9am this morning before his life support is switched off at 11am. we are still waiting for confirmation as to whether they've made the deadline. at the centre of this you've been hearing about 12—year—old archie battersbee and his parents previously described him as very active, energetic boy, he was a talented gymnast. but he's beenin he was a talented gymnast. but he's been in a coma for nearly four months following a catastrophic brain injury that he sustained in an incident at home in essex in early april. his mother believes he may have been taking part in an online challenge. his parents have been fighting tirelessly to have his life support continued but the doctors treating him had said that he is brain dead, that he is unresponsive and there is no chance of recovery and there is no chance of recovery and they feel it's in his best interest for treatment to end. last night, the european court of human
rights rejected the parents�* bid to intervene, effectively ending their legal battle and archie's mum said she is devastated, heartbroken. we are waiting for the confirmation as to whether they have made the deadline, whether archie can be moved to the hospice. the hospital trust has said that no change to archie's treatment will be made until all legal proceedings have been finalised, but they have advised against moving him because they said he so vulnerable, his condition is unstable and if he's moved there is a risk he may deteriorate rapidly before his family get a chance to say goodbye. but his family say it is their wish that he is moved to a hospice so they can say goodbye to him away from the hospital and in the way they like. from the hospital and in the way the like. , ., in the last hour, it's been announced that the price cap
on household energy bills is to change more often. energy regulator 0fgem says the change means price rises — and falls — will be passed on to customers more quickly. it'll now be changed every three months rather than the current six. jonathan brearley, the chief executive of 0fgem, told us that the move was aimed at helping customers. i talk to customers every week and i know that everyone is worried about the way our energy market is changing and energy prices are changing. that is driven by global events, it's ultimately driven by more demand from asia but most importantly, russia, for whatever reason, withholding gas from that international market. this market isn't only facing rising prices, it isn't only facing rising prices, it is very, very volatile. what we've got to do as a regulator is two things. first, yes we need to make sure companies can get back the cost of the energy that they need to buy in that international market. equally, we need to make sure we're not going back to the bad old days when they are making very big profits on top of that. now, the
changes we're making today to make sure that the change in price regulation can keep up with the change in the market. it does mean is costs go up, yes the price couple change more frequently, but also costs come down those prices will come down more quickly as well. what we are doing is trying to make sure that customer interests are protected in what ultimately is a very challenging market for everyone. that was the chief executive of 0fgem. meanwhile the bank of england is widely expected to make history today by increasing uk interest rates by the highest amount since 1995. the bank is expected to make an announcement at noon to tackle rising inflation. inflation is currently at 9.4%. but the current target is 2%. the current interest rate is at i.25%. and the bank of england is expected to increase the interest rate by 0.5%. the conservative leadership candidate and former
chancellor rishi sunak spoke at the conservative leadership hustings last night in cardiff and said any response to inflation would "need to be careful". i think the response to dealing with inflation right now is for us to be careful. i don't think launching on a spree of unfunded promises costing tens and tens of billions of pounds is a sensible thing to do. i think it risks making the situation worse, risking it lasting far longer. but also, itjust means, as i said, all we're doing when we do that is putting lots of borrowing on the country's credit card, we're asking our kids and our grandkids to pick up the tab. interest rates are one thing the next prime minister will need to tackle. 0ur political correspondentjonathan blake is at westminster. this talk of an interest—rate rise, what could be political implications of that be? ~ ., of that be? well, what it illustrates _ of that be? well, what it
illustrates is _ of that be? well, what it illustrates is that - of that be? well, what it illustrates is that the - of that be? well, what it - illustrates is that the economy is front and centre in the leadership contest to lead the conservative party, the winner of which of course will become the next prime minister. it will be priority number one for them because we know what the implications will be if rates rise expected, when the bank of england makes that decision. it is of course independent from government in doing so. the cost of borrowing will rise, perhaps savings will become more viable but will it persuade people to spend less and could that have an impact on economic growth? that is the balancing act which of course the balancing act which of course the bank of england is always trying to carry out. but last night we saw from town centre once again the arguments of both candidates on economic policy. rishi sunak saying he would hold off raising taxes to get inflation under control first. the criticism of that is that it could potentially stall growth. liz
truss on the other hand saying she would go ahead with tax cuts as planned in an effort to boost economic growth. she denied that those moves would be inflationary. so, that debate will of course continue as the candidates carry on in their campaigns. interestingly, liz truss said last night in front of the conservative party members in cardiff, repeating her proposal to review the mandate that the bank of england has. she and many of her supporters take the view that interest rates should have gone up further and faster and perhaps the way the bank of england operates without compromising its independence should be looked at again after what they say is too long a period under the current rules. so, plenty to discuss. meanwhile, the impact of these decisions and economic policies of the government as they being felt by all of us up and down the country.
let's talk to victoria scholar, head of investment at interactive investor. if the bank of england does raise interest rates, it will be the sixth time it has done so in a row. why is the bank of england intervening in what some might say is a much more aggressive way? we’re is a much more aggressive way? we've already seen — is a much more aggressive way? we've already seen five _ is a much more aggressive way? we've already seen five interest-rate - already seen five interest—rate increases of a quarter of a percentage point each, now we are looking at a more aggressive 0.5 increase. inflation is very close to double digits and the bank of england is keen to get that back down closer to its 2% target. what we're seeing from central banks around the world like the federal reserve in the and the bank of canada, they are raising rates more aggressively. the fed has raised rates twice in a row, the bank of
canada by 100 basis points. perhaps it's looking at its counterparts overseas and thinking let's be aggressive and get inflation under control. ~ , ., , aggressive and get inflation under control. , ., , , control. why does raising interest rates help cut _ control. why does raising interest rates help cut inflation? - control. why does raising interest rates help cut inflation? inflationl rates help cut inflation? inflation is the reduction _ rates help cut inflation? inflation is the reduction in _ rates help cut inflation? inflation is the reduction in the _ is the reduction in the affordability of goods and services, its overheating, its when prices start to rise uncontrollably. what we're seeing is that it starts to take some of that heat out of the by making mortgages more expensive and by making savings rates more attractive. so, it discourages consumers from getting out there and spending and perhaps discourages some people from taking unaffordable mortgages as well. 50. some people from taking unaffordable mortgages as well.— mortgages as well. so, to pick up on what ou mortgages as well. so, to pick up on what you are — mortgages as well. so, to pick up on what you are saying _ mortgages as well. so, to pick up on what you are saying about _ mortgages as well. so, to pick up on what you are saying about inflation l what you are saying about inflation nearly double digits, the resolution foundation was suggesting yesterday that it might go as high as 15% next year, at the minute it's a 9.4%, how high do you think it might go? well. high do you think it might go? well, it's really interesting _
high do you think it might go? -ii it's really interesting because it depends on a lot of unknown factors, namely geopolitical tensions in the war in ukraine which has sharply risen commodity prices, oil and gas as well as soft commodities like wheat. the bank of england is saying inflation will break above 11% by october and the resolution foundation are saying it could top 15% next year. what we know is that inflation is on the rise and interest rates are set to rise as well. notjust today but interest rates are set to rise as well. not just today but we interest rates are set to rise as well. notjust today but we are looking at two further potential 50 basis point increases this year, with the terminal rate or where it peaks heading up to 3% orjust shy of that at some point next year, before interest rates come back down. �* ., before interest rates come back down. 1, i. before interest rates come back down. ., down. bouquet. so, if you are shorter term _ down. bouquet. so, if you are shorter term we're _ down. bouquet. so, if you are shorter term we're looking - down. bouquet. so, if you are shorter term we're looking at | down. bouquet. so, if you are| shorter term we're looking at a down. bouquet. so, if you are - shorter term we're looking at a rise in interest rates, we are also looking at a rising inflation, what does that mean household budgets? the main way it will affect budgets is that those with variable rate mortgages and the estimate is that about 2 million people are on those
flexible mortgages at the moment. it doesn't affect you if you've got a fixed rate mortgage but if it's coming to an end of the term you may have to refinance that at a more expensive rate. it's about 2 million households affected immediately. what mortgage rates are already breaking into the cake this interest—rate rise, that's already priced in, if you're looking for a mortgage at the moment. for now, it looks like mortgage rates on the rise but we could see them come back down into 2023 and 24.— down into 2023 and 24. thank you so much. the headlines on bbc news... the mother of 12—year—old archie battersbee says the legal battle to postpone withdrawal of her son's life support is at "the end". the regulator 0fgem announces changes to the energy price will now be made every three months instead of six as it warns of a �*very challenging winter ahead' thats alongside a projected interest rate hike later —
for the sixth time in a row china has begun large scale military exercises in the air and sea around taiwan in response to the visit to the island by the speaker of the us house of representatives, nancy pelosi. the exercises will take place in some of the world's busiest waterways and will include live—fire drills. taiwan is self—governing — and lies about 160km off the coast of southeastern china. it sees itself as independent, but china views it as its own. 0ur china correspondent stephen mcdonell has more from beijing. for the last couple of days, china has been amassing
now the shooting has started, so these are live fire drills and in those positions marked out, the pla has warned commercial ships not to enter, commercial planes not to fly through that airspace. interestingly, i see that the us air force has sent a ship, a plane there to go and observe these military drills. this is something the us has donein drills. this is something the us has done in the past when there have been live fire drills. there is talk that the pla could considerfiring missiles over taiwan's territory. if that happened it would be a massive escalation, the likes of which we've not seen. but even already, these are unprecedented scenes. these zones, if they are all used up, they would involve mainland military exercises moving into taiwan's territorial waters. and, you know, you just have to wonder if this was
all worth it in terms of a visit. i mean, if you're adding up the advantages and disadvantages of having the number three leader from the us travelling to taiwan, certainly a lot of tension, a lot of pressure on that island now. and more concerning, potentially, is that now the pla has done this this year, does that mean every year it's going to have a dress rehearsalfor a blockade of taiwan? a dress rehearsal for a blockade of taiwan? a dress rehearsalfor an a blockade of taiwan? a dress rehearsal for an attack, an attempt to seize the island and bring it back into the arms of the motherland, as china's foreign minister expresses it? so, a lot of questions and certainly a lot of tension is building around taiwan as we speak. let's get more now on the news that household energy bills will change every three months, instead of every six. it follows an announcement from the energy regulator 0fgem. let's get more on this now with our business correspondent hannah miller.
why is this change being made? well, simply, the change is happening because gas and electricity prices are much higher than they have ever been before. 0fgem say that's because of russia's actions in ukraine. they say they need to make these changes to provide the necessary stability, to stop energy suppliers from going under as we saw last winter. they say the risk of further large—scale supplier failures wouldn't be good for anybody. it's not in any one's interest for more suppliers to leave the market, as that can push up costs further. they also say, 0fgem, but making the price cap change every three months rather than every six months will mean that when wholesale prices fall, that fall in prices can be passed on to customers. so, we'll see prices rise, perhaps more regularly than we
would like but we will also see them full more regularly than we would all would like. so, it will become much more responsive, they say, to wholesale energy prices. light so, prices can rise but they can also fall. �* , ., ., ., ., ., fall. it's not going to alleviate ener: fall. it's not going to alleviate energy bills. _ fall. it's not going to alleviate energy bills, though, - fall. it's not going to alleviate energy bills, though, is - fall. it's not going to alleviate energy bills, though, is it? i fall. it's not going to alleviate i energy bills, though, is it? no, fall. it's not going to alleviate - energy bills, though, is it? no, the reuulator energy bills, though, is it? no, the regulator is— energy bills, though, is it? no, the regulator is warning _ energy bills, though, is it? no, the regulator is warning of _ energy bills, though, is it? no, the regulator is warning of a very - regulator is warning of a very difficult winter ahead for millions of customers. the announcement makes it likely that bills will go up not just in october, as has been widely anticipated, but also injanuary just in october, as has been widely anticipated, but also in january as well. the price cap, just to refresh everyone, is the maximum amount that the energy supplier can charge for a household, the average household in england, scotland and wales for their energy use each year. until now it has been reviewed every six months. reviewing it every three months. reviewing it every three months will make the changes in people's bills come through more regularly. it could also mean, we
have heard from the energy analyst cornwall inside, they predict bills will go up injanuary to more than 3600. right now that is of course a huge increase on the current cap which is £1971 per year.- huge increase on the current cap which is £1971 per year. a man has been charged with the murder of a woman who went missing a decade ago. 32—year—old claire holland from bristol has not been seen sincejune 2012 after leaving a pub in the city centre. darren 0sment, who was originally arrested in 2019, is due to appear in court later. a horror crash on sunday at the commonwealth games velodrome saw england's matt walls fly over the barriers and into the crowd with his bike. he and two other cyclists were taken to hospital, but there was also a serious injury
to a member of the public. 0ne family with two young children say they fear they could have been killed and want an urgent safety review. laura scott has spoken with those involved. in the frenetic world of track cycling, high—speed crashes aren't unusual. but this one on sunday was, with a momentjust out of shot, making it potentially devastating. as this video from a shocked spectator shows, england's matt walls was catapulted out of the melee and into the stands. fans were soon face—to—face with flying men and bikes, including hugh colvin and his two young children. you can see the trajectory of the bike came through, grazed my daughter's shoulder, and there's one of the photos you can see we're obviously underneath the wheel. i was facing the other way because i turned my head, but it must have been within centimetres, millimetres of our heads, and obviously close enough to graze my daughter. for his wife, laura,
who wasn't there, it's hit home how much worse it could have been. i think what's been quite hard for us to get our head around is being able to see from the photographs that were taken of the incident exactly how close this came to being a complete catastrophe, and how close our two younger children came to being seriously injured or killed. with walls needing a0 minutes of treatment in the stands, the session was abandoned, and the venue cleared. he and two other cyclists were taken to hospital, including the isle of man's matt bostock, who said he'd never seen anything like what happened to walls. going over the top of the barriers at probably 30 mile an hour or something — terrifying. and he was two beds down in the hospital and i was still strapped in when he when he walked around the corner. and i could not believe that he was up on his feet. contrary to early statements from the velodrome and games organisers saying no members of the public required
hospital treatment, the colvins' friend, seen here in red, will require surgery for an arm injury that medics likened to a machete wound. and there have been psychological impacts, too. the children were so worried about the cyclist. my daughter, in particular, was terribly, terribly worried about what had happened to matt walls. he was very kind and facetimed her on monday evening and that was a really big step forward for her. what has staggered the most is the realisation that while incidents like these are incredibly rare, cyclists have ended up in the crowd before. if we had known, for a moment, that there was a risk that a bike with an adult male going at that speed could come into contact with my seven—year—old daughter, my family would never have been there. it hasn't put me off sports, or watching track cycling, but i wouldn't want to be where we were. i wouldn't go back to where we were again without there being some change in how it was setup. they want what happened on sunday to trigger a safety review. sir chris hoy has been more bullish,
calling it a disgrace there aren't screens to protect both spectators and cyclists. it's going down as a freak accident but it has happened before. so i don't know how many freak accidents become a normal accident. and ijust think... i dread to think if it had been worse. i just think it should be a proactive decision to try and make it safer before... yeah, before it's a terrible accident. a birmingham 2022 spokesperson said they'd been in regular contact with the colvin family, and apologised for any upset the initial wording of their statement had caused. meanwhile, the lee valley regional park authority said the velodrome complies with...
with leading lights from the sport, and those who feel lucky to have averted disaster uniting in calls for change, there is a sense of if not now, when? laura scott, bbc news. an update on the case of archie battersbee, the 12—year—old boy you will remember is on life support at a hospital in london. we understand the family of archie battersbee have made an application to the high court in london to move the 12—year—old from the royal london hospital, where he is currently being treated, to a hospice to die. this has been confirmed by a campaign spokesman. you may remember that the family had a deadline of 9am to submit a legal bid to move
their son from west london to a hospice and we now have confirmation that they have made an application to the high court in london to move the 12—year—old and we will of course we knew more on that as we get it. detectives are searching for a student nurse who vanished nearly a month ago in south london are continuing to question three men who have been arrested on suspicion of murder. 24—year—old 0wami davies left herfamily home in grays, essex, and was last seen in west croydon on 7thjuly. police say she was captured on cctv in the company of a man on the night she was last seen alive, and are keen to speak to a van driver seen passing 0wami on the street. across the world, birds are being photographed tangled up in our rubbish, including discarded ppe. images are being submitted to an online project called birds and debris, and nearly a quarter of the photographs show them nesting or entangled
in disposable facemasks. 0ur science correspondent victoria gill has more. a grim but familiar sight in many urban waterways. how many different types of plastic are just floating here? yeah, i can see easily one, two, three, four, five, six, seven... seven or eight different types of plasticjust here. and it is the wildlife that inhabits these waterways that is living with and living in our rubbish. these images, submitted by members of the public and collected by scientists, show the global extent of the problem. scientists ask people to upload photographs and reports of birds tangled or nesting in rubbish. we have got about 400 reports covering every continent, except antarctica. so literally everywhere. and then covid happened and all of a sudden we have all of these submissions — facemasks, surgical gloves. is a mask or ppe item,
is that more of an environmental problem than a plastic bag or plastic bottle? yeah, so a mask is not just one thing. you think about it, you have the ear loops which are made of elastic, you have got sheeting on them, you have got the rigid piece of flexible plastic that fits over your nose. so you have a whole bunch of ways that wildlife can seemingly interact with it. in some cases, like this one in stratford—upon—avon, nature lovers have been able to help. 0h, perfect, well done. cheering. but this project shows the surge in pandemic—related waste that is ending up in our environment. scientists say the systems we have for managing that waste cannot cope and that wildlife and wild spaces are bearing the consequences.
now it's time for a look at the weather. what beautiful flowers you have behind you. what beautiful flowers you have behind yon-— what beautiful flowers you have behind ou. �* , ., ., behind you. aren't they lovely? for man of behind you. aren't they lovely? for many of us — behind you. aren't they lovely? for many of us today. _ behind you. aren't they lovely? for many of us today, we _ behind you. aren't they lovely? for many of us today, we are _ behind you. aren't they lovely? for many of us today, we are looking i behind you. aren't they lovely? for| many of us today, we are looking at a mixture of weather. a bit of cloud, sunshine as well, and also some showers. for the rest of the week that sums it up, it's going to be dry for many but there are scattered showers, there will be some sunshine in the forecast and no significant rain in southern areas. we've had rain moving across northern ireland and scotland overnight which has cleared and we are looking at a lot of dry weather. we have a north—westerly breeze across parts of scotland, northern ireland, northern england. we could see a few in wales and south—west, even through central areas. there is a lower chance of them in the south—east and it's going to be less today with temperatures 13—25. the daytime showers will fade through the evening but we still have
another weather front coming in across the north west, introducing further showers and it will be a cooler night. in sheltered areas it could be as cold as 5 degrees. into the weekend, high pressure builds a cross, for most settled. 0nce the weekend, high pressure builds a cross, for most settled. once again, some rain across the north and the west.
hello, this is bbc news. the headlines... the family of 12—year—old archie battersbee have made a legal bid to move their son to a hospice, after losing their battle to keep him on life support absolutely devastated, first rated, angry, let down, so many emotions —— frustrated. the regulator 0fgem announces changes to the energy price will now be made every three months instead of six as it warns of a �*very challenging winter ahead'.
that's alongside a projected interest rate hike later — for the sixth time in a row. china begins military exercises in the waters around taiwan, after expressing anger over a visit to the island by a senior us politician. and at the commonwealth games it was gold for scotland's eilish mccolgan in the 10,000 metres last night, and for england's katarina johnson—thompson, who became hepathlon champion. sport, and for a full round—up, mike bushell is in birmingham where the commonwealth games are continuing. this shining behind me. yoga going on, deckchairs where people are gathering to start watching the action on the big screens and to be part of the sporting festival. good morning from victoria square
in central birmingham, where the crowds are starting to gather for the sporting festival and to watch the big screen, with road cycling and diving starting today, and the talk here is still about a final night in the pool in which northern ireland won theirfirst gold, and a dramatic night in the athletics, as england's katarina johnson thompson became a champion again and there was a special family moment, as eilish mccolgan won gold in the 10,000 metres, just like her mum in the 1980's as austin halewood reports. day two on the track and it was the night when athletics came alive. eilish mccolgan roaring to gold in the 10,000 metres. with less than a lap to go it was between her and the kenyan racer, but into the home straight mccall was not going to be denied, the biggest title of her career. . denied, the biggest title of her career. , ~. ., ., , career. eilish mccolgan is the champion! — career. eilish mccolgan is the champion! gold _ career. eilish mccolgan is the champion! gold runs - career. eilish mccolgan is the champion! gold runs in - career. eilish mccolgan is the champion! gold runs in the i career. eilish mccolgan is the - champion! gold runs in the family, her mother— champion! gold runs in the family, her mother won _ champion! gold runs in the family, her mother won the _ champion! gold runs in the family, her mother won the same - champion! gold runs in the family, her mother won the same title - champion! gold runs in the family, her mother won the same title in l her mother won the same title in 1986 and 1990. it her mother won the same title in 1986 and 1990.— her mother won the same title in 1986 and 1990. it has been such an u . 1986 and 1990. it has been such an u- and 1986 and 1990. it has been such an no and down _ 1986 and 1990. it has been such an
no and down year _ 1986 and 1990. it has been such an up and down year with _ 1986 and 1990. it has been such an up and down year with covid - 1986 and 1990. it has been such an up and down year with covid and i up and down year with covid and another illness, i have never spent time like that in my life, i honestly, without the crowd, i wouldn't have finished like that, i wanted it so bad. bud wouldn't have finished like that, i wanted it so bad.— wanted it so bad. and the british old ke -t wanted it so bad. and the british gold kept coming _ wanted it so bad. and the british gold kept coming in _ wanted it so bad. and the british gold kept coming in the - wanted it so bad. and the british gold kept coming in the stadium| gold kept coming in the stadium after a personal best in the javelin, gold was in the palm of katarina johnson—thompson's hands, and with just the 800 metres to come, she wouldn't let it go. another lap of honourfor come, she wouldn't let it go. another lap of honour for her and another commonwealth title. earlier, cannock chase forest hosted the mountain bike cross country in the home crowd when they are to see evi richards, and despite a bad back and covid in the build—up, thereby having any slip—ups as she raced away to gold, but talking of bad backs, watching the amount of weight emily campbell shifts is enough to make anyone feel sore. but the english lifter blew away the rest of the field with back—to—back games records in the snatch and the clean and jerk to take gold. i hope people
see how happy it is, it doesn't matter what you look like, what shape you are, you can pick up a bar and do it. on the final night, northern ireland got their hands on some gold, the six time paralympic champion bethany firth adding a commonwealth title to her collection, the 200 metre freestyle. england's ben prout took gold over 50 metres and medley. finally, if you everfancy competing at the games, rosemary lenton proved it is actually never to late. she took up bowls after retiring and at the age of 70 21 gold for scotland in the women's para— pairs with her partner pauline will send they have a combined age of 130, not many competitors can say they won gold with a grandchild in attendance. inspirational. we've seen history made more than once already here,
and gina kennedy has joined the list. she became the first englishwoman to win a commonwealth squash singles title. kennedy trains at the same club as tennis star emma raducanu and this is her debut at the games after a meteoric rise — she's moved from a world ranking of 185th to the top 10 in less than a year. so, how does all that leave the medals table? england are still second but they're just six golds behind australia now. scotland are fifth after their fantastic day. four golds in four hours. wales stay eighth and that first gold for northern ireland has moved them up four places, to 13th. a week into the games, it's a little less hectic today but there are still 15 gold medals up for grabs. england flag bearer jack law will be diving at sandwell aquatics centre. the road cycling gets underway with geraint thomas fresh from his third place at the tour de france, going in the time trial. and the first rhythmic gymnastics
medals will be awarded. away from the games, there are a few stories to bring you, and captain kasper schmeichel is moving to the south of france tojoin ligue 1 side nice. he'd been at leicester since 2011, winning the premier league, fa cup and community shield. southern brave got their defence of the hundred title off to an impressive start, beating welsh fire, by nine wickets. they were chasing 108 to win, and they knocked that off with 31 balls to spare. and phil mickelson and ian poulter are among 11 liv golfers who've filed a lawsuit against the pga tour in the united states, which has suspended all members, who've signed up to the breakaway series. that's all the sport for now. a calm feeling here ahead of the action today with the yoga and deckchairs, i will chill out for a moment and watch some of the bills,
one of the sports first under way here, back to you. i think yoga might be finishing. i could try! there is always tomorrow. mps are calling for urgent action to put more money in to what they describe as a "ravaged care system", supporting older and disabled people in england. responding to the report by the levelling up, housing and communities committee, the government insisted it was already putting an extra £5.11 billion into adult social care over the next three years. well, for more insight, let's speak to sophie chester—glyn, the managing director of coproduce care, an organisation supporting adults with disabilities since the 1990s. she joins us live from bristol. good to have you with us, thanks for joining us. are the mps right when
they describe the care system is ravaged? they describe the care system is ravaaed? . .. they describe the care system is ravaaed? . ~ _, , ravaged? yes, i think i welcome this reort ravaged? yes, i think i welcome this report because _ ravaged? yes, i think i welcome this report because it _ ravaged? yes, i think i welcome this report because it does _ ravaged? yes, i think i welcome this report because it does a _ ravaged? yes, i think i welcome this report because it does a couple - ravaged? yes, i think i welcome this report because it does a couple of. report because it does a couple of things, it brings together lots of other reports and evidence that adds to the cacophony of voices that are saying that the sector really needs a few things, better funding, saying that the sector really needs a few things, betterfunding, parity with health, it also needs to be seen as a professional sector. that is something the people within our sector are calling for, something our networks are calling for, so it is a very welcome rapport and i think we recommend people actually do take notice of it and look at the evidence inside it. ﬁne do take notice of it and look at the evidence inside it.— evidence inside it. one of the headlines _ evidence inside it. one of the headlines from _ evidence inside it. one of the headlines from the _ evidence inside it. one of the headlines from the report - evidence inside it. one of the headlines from the report is i evidence inside it. one of the i headlines from the report is that the system needs an extra £7 billion every year to stop it collapsing. that is a lot of money, but is that your view as well? absolutely, it isn't something this report has
highlighted, it is something that was taken from the health and social care select committee _ was taken from the health and social care select committee that _ was taken from the health and social care select committee that they - was taken from the health and social care select committee that they did l care select committee that they did a few months ago, so this is actually a few people across the political spectrum saying that there needs to be more funding and if you look at the funding provided to the nhs by the department of health and social care, 136 billion provided, so actually social care just needs in comparison to that little bit more dear stay afloat. 0ne in comparison to that little bit more dear stay afloat. one of the things that is important to recognise is we are struggling with our workforce at the moment, one of theissuesis our workforce at the moment, one of the issues is because of their parity with health, health care workers in the nhs might have access to six months full pay sick pay, and thatis to six months full pay sick pay, and that is something that people in social care can only dream of. the ons social care can only dream of. the 0ns has consistently reported over the last couple of months that social care workers are sector most
likely to report symptoms of long covid. us, if we are thinking of living in a democratic society treats people with dignity and we need to look at those who are in sectors that are paid very little, unfortunately social care workers come within that category. $5 i unfortunately social care workers come within that category. as i said in the introduction, _ come within that category. as i said in the introduction, the _ come within that category. as i said j in the introduction, the government says it is investing an excel five 4p in adult social care over the next three years, it has also made £3.7 billion of additional funding to local authorities which they can spend on adult social care. if there isn't any more money available, what else could be done to try to alleviate some of the problems you have been outlining?— have been outlining? there is very little that can _ have been outlining? there is very little that can be _ have been outlining? there is very little that can be done, _ have been outlining? there is very little that can be done, the - have been outlining? there is very little that can be done, the local. little that can be done, the local government and social care ombudsman reported in 2021 that only a fifth of the directors of adult social care were fully confident that they
are budgets would meet their statutory duties under the care act, and that means people are not actually being given the support that they are legally entitled to, potentially. we are at a position where the funds are needed, they are is very little wiggle room for us to do anything else and social care, you have local authorities who are at breaking point, this is something that the report outlines clearly, the different funding streams, we have a youtube channel co—produced care and be interviewed health and care and be interviewed health and care minister and she seems to suggest that local authorities can raise their own funds, and that should be enough to deal with the issues. that really doesn't layout properly the fact that we need essential government funding as well, and the report lines out the different funding streams, and the balance has tipped towards local government having to use council tax
to pay for social care, and if you think about all of the pressure is coming down the line with the cost of living, that is going to be unsustainable. the government needs to think about how they will find social care in a more sustainable and long—term manner, that is what this report discusses. to and long-term manner, that is what this report discusses.— this report discusses. to expand on that idea, this report discusses. to expand on that idea. as _ this report discusses. to expand on that idea, as this _ this report discusses. to expand on that idea, as this a _ this report discusses. to expand on that idea, as this a universal - that idea, as this a universal picture across the ukri there some areas of the country where there are more deprived social care services than others —— or ours they are. it depends on populations, there is a varied picture, local authorities will be able to raise different money depending on where they are and their council tax budget, but it is across the whole of the country, i don't think you can talk to any director of health and social care and say they are not struggling with local authorities, said the picture is very similar. if you look at data
on the health foundation, they said that funding for social care has increased to exactly, this is in real terms, 0% in recent years. this is something that is a problem across the sector and across the country. across the sector and across the count . ,., ., ., across the sector and across the count . ., ., ~ across the sector and across the count . ., ., ,, ., ., ,, country. good to talk to you, thank ou. it's been two years since a massive explosion in beirut killed more than 200 people. an investigation into what happened was paused in december after political pressure, and the un is now being asked to intervene. as our correspondent carine torbey explains, it leaves a city still in limbo,and victims still searching for answers. graduation marks the start of a new journey for these students. but one seat is empty. this gown was supposed to be worn by a student killed in the beirut explosion. he was at home.
his classmates remember him as a great friend and an aspiring rapper. in our case, it is not only the feeling of grief that kills you from the inside, there is another feeling of injustice that shatters you in every way. this injustice is because of the way our loved ones were killed, and there was no war, and it wasn't a terrorist attack. it has been two years since a warehouse filled with ammonium nitrate exploded in the port of beirut. the blast swept across the city, killing over 200 and injuring thousands. it devastated entire neighbourhoods and displaced tens of thousands. friends and family of the victims have hung pictures of their loved
ones near the port area. these pictures stand as a testimony to the scale of the disaster, but they are also a reminder that for the families of the victims there can only be solace when justice is served. two years on, the investigation into the blast has completely stopped. activists and relatives of the victims say the endless manoeuvring is drowning out the chance for justice. we have seen all the strategies and all the tools that the political forces have used in order to stop accountability in the blast investigation, but also in other crimes we are seeing the same strategies being used. what we have today is a society that is more aware of that impunity regime, that is more aware also of the need to break with this regime. meanwhile, shock waves from the blast are still being felt. these wheat silos at the port
are slowly crumbling. some of the wheat inside couldn't be emptied after the explosion. it has fermented and has been igniting under the soaring sun. two years on, they cannot fully stand, nor have they fallen. they linger as if awaiting closure. the headlines on bbc news... the family of 12—year—old archie battersbee have made a legal bid to move their son to a hospice, after losing their battle to keep him on life support. the regulator 0fgem announces changes to the energy price will now challenging winter ahead'. thats alongside a projected interest rate hike later — for the sixth time in a row.
australia is counting the cost of catastrophic floods this year, which may be the most expensive natural disaster in the country's history. the multi—billion—dollar rebuilding effort could take years. and for victims without property insurance, the future is uncertain. the insurance council of australia has told the bbc that some flood—prone areas might have to be abandoned because the risks are too high. phil mercer reports from sydney. so this whole back area and the bottom level was submerged in water and basically everything that was downstairs was destroyed. murky brown floodwaters have invaded this woman's property three times this year. her home isn't insured because the premiums are too expensive and cover is hard to find.
i don't have flood insurance, and you would be very hard—pressed to find any company that will cover you in a flood zone, even in a one in 100 year flood zone because you're very high—risk. it is very unsettling and it is hard to start over because you are like, is it worth fixing, is it worth replacing things? if i sell my house, can i sell my house? there is a lot of uncertainty. it is estimated that one in ten australian homes are now vulnerable to flooding. some might have to be abandoned. there is a case already that there are areas where insurance is simply unaffordable because of the flood factor. we could take a more extreme view and that is start drawing lines around areas that we know are going to be flood—prone, and there is simply no engineering solution. and at that point step in and offer those people the opportunity to sell their homes to government and move to other areas. thousands of people were forced to leave their homes in record—breaking floods that swamped
parts of eastern australia. here in windsor, the bridge, which is a main thoroughfare, was completely submerged. the waters have obviously receded but what they have left behind its financial pain that many residents will be feeling for years. this man is working to revive his famous floating restaurant on the hawkesbury river near sydney. financially it has been an absolute disaster. as it stands, due to the floods, i haven't operated since february 2021. probably over $1 million i've lost through major floods, two lots of covid shutdowns and bushfires, and with very little assistance at all. australia is a land well used to nature's extremes, but for many, back—to—back disasters are testing their resilience like never before.
the first two contestants have been announced for this year's strictly come dancing. actor will mellor has appeared in shows like hollyoaks, coronation street and two pints of lager and a packet of crisps. 0n bbc breaklfast this morning, mellor said he was "chuffed" to be taking part. excited as one word, terrified another, the closer it gets. good emotions to _ another, the closer it gets. good emotions to have. _ another, the closer it gets. good emotions to have. that - another, the closer it gets. good emotions to have. that is - another, the closer it gets. good emotions to have. that is one i another, the closer it gets. good - emotions to have. that is one reason i'm doinu emotions to have. that is one reason i'm doing it. — emotions to have. that is one reason i'm doing it, stepping _ emotions to have. that is one reason i'm doing it, stepping out _ emotions to have. that is one reason i'm doing it, stepping out of - emotions to have. that is one reason i'm doing it, stepping out of my - i'm doing it, stepping out of my comfort sown, it is scary and and what i said it was a long way away, as it gets closer it settles in and it's getting frightening. you dance? i dance, it's getting frightening. you dance? i dance. yeah- _ it's getting frightening. you dance? i dance, yeah. do _ it's getting frightening. you dance? i dance, yeah. do you _ it's getting frightening. you dance? i dance, yeah. do you dance - it's getting frightening. you dance? i dance, yeah. do you dance well? | it's getting frightening. you dance? | i dance, yeah. do you dance well? it depends what you call well, i do it in the kitchen, which my kids hate, or at a party, but nothing at all like what i'm doing here, i've never
done anything like this, way out of my comfort zone. the done anything like this, way out of my comfort zone.— my comfort zone. the children are auoin to my comfort zone. the children are going to be _ my comfort zone. the children are going to be so _ my comfort zone. the children are going to be so excited. _ my comfort zone. the children are going to be so excited. excited - my comfort zone. the children are going to be so excited. excited as| going to be so excited. excited as one word for _ going to be so excited. excited as one word for it! _ going to be so excited. excited as one word for it! i _ going to be so excited. excited as one word for it! i had _ going to be so excited. excited as one word for it! i had to tell - going to be so excited. excited as one word for it! i had to tell my i one word for it! i had to tell my kids, i had to ask them if it was all right, you know what it's like when you have kids, my son is 18, my daughter is 1a, fda going to be mortified, i'm not going to do anything... so they are ok. i going to do the best i can. it is something that i have never done before. also taking to the dance floor will be the tv presenter, actor and singer kym marsh. she's currently on holiday with her parents — and says she is keen to learn some new steps. iam very i am very keen to learn, watching it, i've done dancing before, when i was a little girl, and also in my career, a different style of dance. my career, a different style of dance. my husband is extremely excited for me being able to teach him, because
he want to learn how to dance properly so we can do it when we go to some of the mess halls and things, so he is very excited. any of them, really, just to learn to dance properly would be brilliant. why would you spend $70 million on making a film and then decide not to release it? that's what the movie world is wondering after warner brothers scrapped their new batgirl release, filmed in glasgow in scotland. you'd think the movie would have to be pretty bad, although there could be other factors as involved. reporting scotland's david farrell has the story. kelvingrove, george square and glasgow's merchant city were just some of the locations used for what should have been the latest dc comics movie, batgirl. the film, starring leslie grace and michael keaton, was due to be released in cinemas and on the streaming platform hbo max later this year, until overnight warner brothers scrapped its
release, leaving fans disappointed. i am very disappointed as a dc fan and a fan of the character, hoping to see this character on the screen with hbo. also on a personal level and as a latino, having a latina actress in leslie grace leading this film, it hurts on a personal level because there is a lack of representation for the latino community within hollywood. with a budget of more than $70 million, warner brothers said the decision not to release the film was due to a strategic shift under new leadership, ultimately meaning the company is investing in movies made for the cinema rather than streaming, a decision that has surprised the industry. i am quite shocked and i think it is quite gut—wrenching for the people who worked on it, in terms of the crew in scotland, i think it is sad but things go on and you continue to find work and there is still lots of production going on, so that's a good thing. batgirl was a big deal
for glasgow,and it brought almost 2000 jobs to the local film industry, and streets like this were transformed into hollywood film sets. but was it worth it for local businesses? it was a bit of an upheaval from a business point of view, but it was still fun, it was fun to have it all in the street and have all the goings—on. i feel as if it is a slap. in the face to us, all the tourism that the council was saying the movie would bring in, - that is not going to happen. so they spent £150,000 - to the film crew, that is lost. i hope they have got something in the small print that they geti that back. glasgow city council offered warner brothers a £150,000 support grant to film in the city, and today they confirmed that money has not yet been paid to the film studio and discussions are ongoing. so, whilst we won't see batgirl 2 swooping into glasgow anytime soon, it won't be the last bit of hollywood to come to town.
and you can find lots more on all of today's stories on bbc.co.uk/news, or on the bbc news app. time for a look at the weather. good morning. you will be glad to hear this high level of humidity from the last few days is now going, and the rest of the week will be dry with scattered showers and the forecast, significant rain, especially needed across the south and east. we have seen heavy rain through the night moving across northern ireland and journeying out of scotland followed by showers coming into western areas. also a lot of dry weather for staying, sunshine. fairweather cloud building during the day, on this brisk north—westerly breeze, showers across parts of scotland, northern ireland, northern england, wales and
the south—west. 12 in the midlands but there is less of a chance across the south—east, many of us staying dry and comfortable, temperatures 13-25 dry and comfortable, temperatures 13—25 degrees. for the commonwealth games, temperatures down from yesterday, staying largely dry, outside chance of a shower with light breezes. this evening, daytime show is fading, a lot of clear skies, a weather front across the north west, slowly slipping south—eastwards, fairly weak but it will bring showers. a cooler night, less humidity, in some sheltered glens of scotland temperatures could fall as low as 5 degrees. tomorrow starting cool, a lot of dry weather, fair bit of sunshine, fairweather cloud developing, and from mid wales to the midlands to perhaps norfolk, northwoods is where we could catch a shower, but they are fairly
isolated. south of that, south wales, southern england, south midlands and suffolk and essex, looking at a drier day with sunshine, temperatures similar to today, 12—24. saturday, a weather front moving from the west to the east, bringing cloud, rain across the north of scotland, cloud thick enough for drizzle, wind picking up across northern and western isles. an onshore breeze across the south—east, on the coast it will feel cooler with a top temperature of 25. staying firmly in charge as we head through the weekend, into the early part of next week, weather fronts toppling over the top of it, at times, especially because the north of scotland, cloud and rain and also breezy conditions coming south, drier, some sunshine and it is also getting warmer.
this is bbc news — these are the latest headlines in the uk and around the world. china kicks off a live fire military drill around taiwan — after a divisive visit by a top american politician angered beijing. the family of british 12—year—old archie battersbee have made a legal bid to move their son to a hospice, after the european court of human rights refused to help keep him on life support absolutely devastated, frustrated, angry, let down. so many emotions, really. the uk energy regulator 0fgem announces changes to the energy price cap will now be made every three months instead of six