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today at six — fears of food shortages in pakistan. the government says up to half of the country's crops have been destroyed by the floods. many more children could die, warns the un — because of the high risk that waterborne diseases will spread rapidly. the scale of these floods is difficult to imagine. 80% of dadu district is already submerged. the families that you see around me came here hoping they would be safe but they now fear that things are about to get a lot worse. we'll have the latest from one of the worst hit areas of sindh province. also on the programme: are conservatives ready for rishi? or will members put
their trust in liz? voting has just closed in the campaign to be the next tory party leader and prime minister. as more cost of living payments start going out to households, we find out about another scheme to help struggling families. and andy murray is on court right now at the us open, one of four british men through to the third round. and coming up in sport on the bbc news channel, in their first match since being crowned european champions, england are in austria as they look to qualify for next year's women's world cup. good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. there are fears of food shortages in pakistan after the devastating floods there washed away nearly half the country's crops.
so far around 1,200 people are known to have been killed, but today, unicef said many more children could die from the rapid spread of diseases like cholera and malaria. about a third of pakistan with the worst affected areas are here in red is essentially underwater, according to it climate minister. that's a landmass roughly equivalent to the whole of the uk. our correspondent pumza fihlani reports from dadu — one of the worst hit areas of sindh province. meet this boy, his two days old, her sixth child. as he sleeps under a tree that has become this family's only shelter, his mother is anxious. this is no place for a baby. translation: we this is no place for a baby. translation:— this is no place for a baby. translation: ~ ., �* ., ., translation: we don't even have a tent, 'ust translation: we don't even have a tent, just this _ translation: we don't even have a
tent, just this tree. _ translation: we don't even have a tent, just this tree. we _ translation: we don't even have a tent, just this tree. we spent - translation: we don't even have a tent, just this tree. we spent the - tent, just this tree. we spent the whole night in the rain running away from the flood, trying to get to safety. when we arrived, this was the only space we could find here. it gets really hot and he starts crying and won't stop. it is very difficult. , crying and won't stop. it is very difficult. _ ., , ., difficult. the baby was born in a nearby hospital— difficult. the baby was born in a nearby hospital but _ difficult. the baby was born in a nearby hospital but she - difficult. the baby was born in a nearby hospital but she was - difficult. the baby was born in a i nearby hospital but she was forced to return to the river bank because she had left her husband and five young children. hundreds of families have taken refuge along a flood wall. their homes were washed away by the floods. this was the only high ground for kilometres. the scale of these floods is difficult to imagine. 80% of dadu district is already submerged. the families that you see around me came here hoping they would be safe but they now fear that things are about to get a lot worse. and with good reason, the water across this district is rising
and a quarter of a million people are in harm's way. it is notjust one woman who is worried about a young family. there are children in each tent we come across and scores of pregnant women. on the other side of pregnant women. on the other side of the flood wall, i meet marion, who is due to deliver any day will stop her village is buried under water, 20 kilometres from here. when the floods came, all they were able to save from her old life where the clothes on their backs and four powers. translation: i clothes on their backs and four powers. tuna/mom- clothes on their backs and four powers. translation: i have already tot ei . ht powers. translation: i have already got eight children. _ powers. translation: i have already got eight children. look— powers. translation: i have already got eight children. look at _ powers. translation: i have already got eight children. look at where - powers. translation: i have already got eight children. look at where we | got eight children. look at where we live. i can barely take care of them. sometimes, we don't eat for days. i am worried notjust about my health but about my unborn baby. i don't even have money to go to hospital. if i get sick here, i wouldn't know what to do. uncertainty surrounds the families marooned on this sliver of dry land. not even the next meal is promised.
whatever little there is has many hungry mouths waiting and as always, there isn't enough for everyone. pumza fihlani, bbc news, dadu. in the last hour, voting has closed in the conservative party leadership race. after two months of campaigning and eight initial candidates whittled down to two, we find out on monday whether liz truss or rishi sunak has been chosen by party members to be the next leader and so prime minister. our political, respondent ben wright has this report. after a long, rancorous campaign, it's now time to count the ballots. just 160,000 tory party members are picking their next leader, the next prime minister. and the challenges facing them are huge. they were spelt out today by the current chancellor. he is backing liz truss, presumed frontrunner. there are no easy options. we have war on our continent. we havejust come through a pandemic.
but this economy is resilient. how will they handle soaring inflation? i borisjohnson�*s ejection from office injuly triggered a stampede of wannabe successors. tory mps had the job of picking two final candidates. sunak, 137. truss, 113. leaving the former chancellor and liz truss to slug it out in front of party members. it's fantastic to be... here in darlington. it's fantastic to be... here in eastbourne. gosh, it's fantastic to be... here in birmingham. and at hustings around the country, one issue dominated. this autumn and winter, a conservative government that i am privileged to lead will be proud not just to cut vat on energy bills, but to go further to support the most vulnerable in our society, because that's what a compassionate conservative governments do. i would lower taxes. we shouldn't have put up national insurance, we said we wouldn't in our manifesto, and i will have a temporary
moratorium on the green energy levy to make sure that customers' bills are lower. she promised immediate tax cuts. rishi sunak said that would be a huge mistake. both avoided spelling out precisely what they would do in a coming budget. in downing street today, a clear sign change is coming. borisjohnson is moving out, but the two candidates vying to replace him have very different views about the departing prime minister. he is one of the most remarkable people i've met. i was very grateful that he gave me thatjob and i'm proud of all the things we achieved in government together, actually. but it got to a point where for me personally, and these things are personal decisions and liz made a different decision to me on this, but that is understandable, enough was enough. he admitted he made mistakes, but i didn't think the mistakes he made were sufficient that the conservative party should have rejected him.
borisjohnson remains pretty popular among tory party members and liz truss sounded more loyal to the outgoing leader. she also pitched herself as a born—again brexiteer despite voting remain in the referendum. decision—making in government has been paused while the candidates court the tory party faithful. the winner will have to grip the troubles facing the country. ben wright, bbc news, westminster. all this week, we're looking into some of the key issues which will face the new prime minister. today we focus on housing — and how a shortage of new homes can have an impact on whole communities. here's our home editor mark easton. the challenge of providing the people of this country with a decent and affordable home is probably greater than ever. housing is a devolved matter, so the new prime minister will be focused on england, where the crisis is at its most severe. private rents are rising at their fastest rate on record, the average monthly rent now almost £800. the price of the average
home in england is more than £300,000, more than nine times typical annual pay, making buying a house more unaffordable than ever, despite years of promises to make it easier to get on the housing ladder. the problem is most acute in london and the south east, of course. i have been to the constituency of epsom and ewell in surrey, where rents are soaring, the average house costs 18 times the average salary and there's no sign of things getting any easier. where blue tory heartlands meet the green belt is where the housing affordability crisis is at its most acute, constituency likes epsom and ewell in surrey, where rents are 50% and house prices 200% above the national average.— and house prices 20096 above the national average. let's help you out with some bits _ national average. let's help you out with some bits to _ national average. let's help you out with some bits to tide _ national average. let's help you out with some bits to tide you - national average. let's help you out with some bits to tide you for - national average. let's help you out with some bits to tide you for a - with some bits to tide you for a while. . ~' ,, with some bits to tide you for a while. ., ~ , ., ., with some bits to tide you for a while. ., ~ i. ., ., , , while. thank you, that would be very
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this is technically green belt land. protecting the green belt is why many affluent councils like epsom say they can't find the land to build the homes so desperately needed, but research by housing analysts land tech shows that the area could meet all of its annual housing need by developing just 1% of the green belt in the borough. green belt was a planning designation introduced in the 19505 to prevent urban sprawl, so to stop town5 to prevent urban sprawl, so to stop towns and cities and villages merging together. but not all green belt is green and pleasant land. some areas could be developed and could go towards 5olving some areas could be developed and could go towards solving the housing crisis. ~ ., crisis. with the government encouraging _ crisis. with the government encouraging no _ crisis. with the government encouraging no building i crisis. with the government encouraging no building on| crisis. with the government i encouraging no building on green belt, the only option is brownfield sites, previously developed plots 5ite5, previously developed plots like this bit of waste ground by a railway station in epsom. we had sitnificant railway station in epsom. we had significant local— railway station in epsom. we had significant local opposition i railway station in epsom. we had significant local opposition to i railway station in epsom. we had| significant local opposition to this one _ significant local opposition to this one. ., ,, significant local opposition to this one. ., _ . one. encouraged by the council, developer_ one. encouraged by the council, developer ben _ one. encouraged by the council, developer ben spent _ one. encouraged by the council, developer ben spent more i one. encouraged by the council, developer ben spent more than | developer ben spent more than £200,000 devi5ing plans forflats. this is utterly inexcusable. the whole idea _
this is utterly inexcusable. the whole idea seems _ this is utterly inexcusable. whole idea seems to be this is utterly inexcusable. tin; whole idea seems to be a this is utterly inexcusable— whole idea seems to be a nonsense. whole idea seems to be a non5en5e. but after a campaign sent more than 1000 prote5t letters to the planning committee, the development was rejected, not once, but twice. you aet rejected, not once, but twice. you net to rejected, not once, but twice. you get to the — rejected, not once, but twice. you get to the point — rejected, not once, but twice. gm. get to the point where the costs you accumulate are so high, you have got to cut your losses. we sell the land about four months ago and we moved other things. bud about four months ago and we moved other things-— other things. and of course, no new homes here — other things. and of course, no new homes here for— other things. and of course, no new homes here for people _ other things. and of course, no new homes here for people who - other things. and of course, no new homes here for people who would i other things. and of course, no new. homes here for people who would like to live your. trio homes here for people who would like to live your-— to live your. no new homes, so this was it derelict _ to live your. no new homes, so this was it derelict for _ to live your. no new homes, so this was it derelict for may _ to live your. no new homes, so this was it derelict for may be _ to live your. no new homes, so this was it derelict for may be months . to live your. no new homes, so this| was it derelict for may be months or years to come. was it derelict for may be months or years to come-— years to come. epsom and you will's ”lannin years to come. epsom and you will's planning committee _ years to come. epsom and you will's planning committee is _ years to come. epsom and you will's planning committee is meeting i planning committee is meeting tonight here in the town hall. we asked to interview any counsellor about their housing policy. none was available. it is about their housing policy. none was available. , ., ., , , ., available. it is not appropriate... but this available. it is not appropriate... itut this is _ available. it is not appropriate... but this is about _ available. it is not appropriate... but this is about more _ available. it is not appropriate... but this is about more than i available. it is not appropriate... i but this is about more than planners in surrey, it is about the millions who are struggling to find an affordable place to live stop mark ea5ton, bbc news, epsom. let's take a look at how next week will unfold. the winner of the leadership
race will be announced on monday lunchtime, at around 12.30pm. he or she will then travel to balmoral on tuesday, to be formally appointed prime minister by the queen. cabinet appointments will then begin — with the new cabinet expected to meet on wednesday, before prime minister's questions at midday. let's talk to ben wright again. a big week coming up, and big challenges for the new prime minister? . �* , challenges for the new prime minister? ., �* , ., , ., minister? that's right, conservative party members _ minister? that's right, conservative party members are _ minister? that's right, conservative party members are taking _ minister? that's right, conservative party members are taking their i party members are taking their country's force prime minister in six years. westminster has become very familiar with political upheaval —— fourth prime minister. a5 upheaval —— fourth prime minister. as you saw in my report, the removal vans are in downing street today and by tuesday, bori5 vans are in downing street today and by tuesday, boris johnson will vans are in downing street today and by tuesday, bori5johnson will be gone. by the autumn, he will be a humble backbencher, and faces a commons committee investigation into whether he mi5led mp5 during the partygate scandal. today, there was another row about how the committee
is approaching its work but neither liz tru55 nor rishi sunak i5 is approaching its work but neither liz tru55 nor rishi sunak is going to worry too much about that. whoever wins i5 to worry too much about that. whoever wins is walking into a political storm. a rece55ion whoever wins is walking into a political storm. a recession is coming, inflation is rocketing, and millions of people of course are terrified about how they are going to pay their energy bills this winter. on top of that, there is intense pressure in the nhs and there is no government in northern ireland and concern about the impact of brexit, there and the continuing conflict in ukraine. during the campaign there was a confetti of promises by the candidates, rishi sunakfor promises by the candidates, rishi sunak for instance 5aid promises by the candidates, rishi sunak for instance said he would charge people for missing gp appointments and liz tru55 5aid charge people for missing gp appointments and liz tru55 said she wanted to see more grammar schools. but on some of those really big issues, particularly energy bills, i55ue5, particularly energy bills, the campaign end5 i55ue5, particularly energy bills, the campaign ends with a lot of the detail mi55ing the campaign ends with a lot of the detail missing and the new prime minister is going to have very little time to come up with some answers. . ~' little time to come up with some answers. ., ~ , ., ., ., , answers. thank you for “oining us. ben answers. thank you for “oining us. sen wright — answers. thank you for “oining us. sen wright at t answers. thank you forjoining us. ben wright at westminster. i there's more updates, news and analysis on bbc news online, that's bbc.co.uk/new5, and by using the bbc news app.
the queen is to miss this year's highland games, says buckingham palace. the queen, who's 96, normally attends the braemar gathering every year, but has been suffering from ongoing mobility issues. prince charles will attend the games this saturday. strikes that had been due to close large areas of scotland this week have been suspended. unions have agreed to put a new offer which would mean a bigger right in pay for stuff rather than smaller rises and one—off cost of living payments. a report into the resignation of dame cressida dick as head of the metropolitan police says she felt "intimidated" into standing down by the london mayor sadiq khan. the report, commissioned by the home secretary, says the mayor failed to follow due process in removing herfrom office.
our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford is at scotland yard with more. daniel. reminders of the background to this? dame cressida dick's la stays in charge here at new scotland yard have resulted in a report which is highly critical of the mayor said they can, and immediately resulted in him accusing the reporter's author of being clearly biased when concerns about the performance of the metropolitan police reached a head last year, relations between the london mayor and president dick reached rock bottom and he ended up by saying if she didn't resign, he was going to go public and say he had lost confidence in her. the former chief inspector of the constabulary in his report today said that was not the procedure set down by parliament for getting rid of a police chief. in a very strongly worded report, he said mr khan had been unjustifiably politically brutal, and giving dame cressida dickjust an hour to decide whether or not to resign had been
entirely unacceptable and unfair. sadiq khan immediately accused sir tom of bias, saying he had been a long—time supporter of dame cressida dick and had a long history of supporting conservative politicians and policies. in a highly unusual move, he said this official report commissioned by the home secretary wasn't worth the paper it was written. ., our top story this evening. the un warns of the risk of children dying from cholera and other waterborne diseases as the floodwaters in pakistan continue to rise. �* .., floodwaters in pakistan continue to rise. �* _, , floodwaters in pakistan continue to rise. �* , �* ., , rise. and coming up, i'm at flushing meadows, where _ rise. and coming up, i'm at flushing meadows, where andy _ rise. and coming up, i'm at flushing meadows, where andy murray i rise. and coming up, i'm at flushing meadows, where andy murray is i rise. and coming up, i'm at flushing i meadows, where andy murray is trying to roll back the years by reaching the fourth round of the us open. and coming up on sportsday on the bbc news channel, after a record—breaking transfer window, we look ahead to another big weekend in the premier league, which kicks off with everton against liverpool in the merseyside
derby at goodison park. today, like so many days this year, certain stories have dominated our programme. the cost of living crisis, ukraine, covid, climate change, tensions with china — and of course british politics too. in various ways, these stories connect to each other. our analysis editor ros atkins is here with me in the studio to look at how. jane, all the issues that you've just mentioned are important in their own right, but let's look at how this year's biggest stories connect with one another. our starting point is the cost of living. this year, prices are going up sharply. this shows the rising level of inflation in the uk. and those increases connect to russia and its invasion of ukraine. that's because russia exports gas across europe. but france now says this gas supply
has become "a weapon of war". faced with those doubts, prices are up. the war has affected food too. ukraine's a major exporter of wheat. wheat prices are up 25% since last year. but russia isn't the only cause of the cost of living crisis. there's climate change too. at the moment, there's a drought in europe. droughts mean lowerfood production. lower production means higher prices. and, as the un notes, "climate change is increasing the frequency of droughts". the war connects to climate change, too, because the urgent need to get off russian energy may see countries increase their use of other fossil fuels in the short term. in the long term, it may drive a faster shift to renewables. and so climate change, the war and the cost of living connect in different ways. covid is connected, too,
because as lockdowns ended around the world, increased demand pushed up energy and food costs. covid also caused labour shortages — something that was exacerbated in the uk by brexit. these labour shortages drove up costs in many ways — one was disrupting the global supply chain. that's the system that allows us to produce and buy goods from far and wide. for decades, it's helped keep prices down. but when covid put it under pressure, production costs rose — so did prices. and covid's disruption of the supply chain, well, that connects to another story — china's growing power. because more than 28% of the world's goods are now made in china. that's driven rapid economic growth, which requires more and more energy. much of it, china produces itself. not all, though. and injune, russia became china's top supplier of crude oil. and so china's growth,
which, in part, rests on western consumption, is now making it harder for the west to isolate russia economically. there's more, too, because chinese growth is also funding its military. these are recent drills near the self—governing island of taiwan, which china claims as its own. america condemned them. and so, in their own different ways, xijinping and vladimir putin are testing the west and the limits of its global influence. if we step back, at stake is the world order of the 21st century. which is why whoever becomes prime minister knows that rising bills require an urgent response, and also that the cost of living crisis connects to fundamental questions about how we organise our world and treat our planet. jane. ros atkins. argentina's vice—president has narrowly avoided assassination after a man's gunjammed
when he aimed it at her. i should warn you, the images of the moment it happened, that we're about to show you are quite hard to watch. video footage shows the loaded weapon was pointed at cristina fernandez de kirchner, at point blank range. the gunman pulled the trigger, but no shots fired. a 35—year—old brazilian man was arrested, and police are trying to establish a motive for the attack on the politician, who was the country's president from 2007 to 2015. people in the us state of mississippi are being advised to shower with their mouths closed — as they cope for a fifth day without clean running water. more than 150,00 people in the state's capitaljackson, which has a predominently black population, have been affected — after flooding disrupted a water treatment plant. our correspondent chi chi izundu is reports. well, it's a holiday weekend here in
the united states, to mark the end of summer. but rather than celebrating, efforts are being concentrated at places like this, one of several points around the city providing clean water for locals. you can see the cars behind me passing through. there is another pointjust to my left, and that you stretches much further. this is not a new problem for the citizens of jackson, mississippi. therefore, a question has to be asked — how is it that in 2022 in erica, a first world country, struggling to provide clean, usable water people in america? i don't want no brown water, i don't green water. there's me and six kids here and i remind them, do not brush your teeth with that water, do not wash your
face with that water. this is currently life for most of the 200,000 residents injackson, mississippi. queuing for basic human necessity, water. have a good day. all right, man! thank y'all for everything, man! the residents in this majority black city have said for years with their water supply. this time, a pump failed after recent flooding. schools have been forced to switch to online learning because toilets wouldn't flush. officials here are asking for more support from central government. president biden says he will do what he can. we've offered every single thing available to mississippi. the governor has to act, there's money to deal with this problem. and that help has come in the form of the national guard supplying people with bottled water they can drink, wash and cook with. it has been terrible. it is so terrible and i really fault our governor, our officials, period. i really fault all of them because all of them should work together and solve this problem. it shouldn't have just started now, it should've been fixed years ago. this isn't a quick—fix problem. the roots lie in years of underfunding and
infrastructural neglect. but residents don't have that kind of time to wait. they need clean, usable water now. chi chi izundu, bbc news. here, people on tax credits today began receiving a government payment to help with the cost of living. amid the increasing pressures on budgets, a scheme in fife is helping thousands of families. the big house project takes goods that firms, including amazon, can't use — and distributes them to households in need. our social affairs correspondent michael buchanan reports from fife. in a warehouse in fife, they are turning discounted products in a warehouse in fife, they are turning discarded products into household essentials. everything has been donated, stock that companies can't use, repurposed for local families in need. well, i've never seen poverty at the level we have got now. the project is the brainchild of gordon brown. we're now notjust if you like a food bank. we're a bedding bank, a clothes bank. we're a toiletries bank,
a home furnishings bank. we're a baby bank, all these things rolled into one. amazon and several other firms donate their unwanted goods to a charity where the former prime minister is a patron. we're notjust giving people goods. we're saying to people, can we help you use these goods to make your home a better place? so it's notjust what you might call a hand—out. this is actually giving people stuff that will actually build not just their homes into better places, but make them feel better about themselves. um, we've had the covers and the curtains and basically the towels and everything. mother of two louise is one of those to have benefited. and you got stuff for the kitchen, too? we've got flash for the bathroom. we've got elbow grease, stuff for the cooker, stuff that i would never have been able to get myself. quite a lot. there is a lot. if it wasn't for the help that i get, i wouldn't be washing,
i wouldn't be able to do any of that. my house would be a mess. the project set out to help 15,000 families in fife this year, but eight months in, they've already supported almost 311,000 households. what this project has revealed is that there is far more need in these communities than charities realised. people who prided themselves on being able to make ends meet, simply overwhelmed by price rises in recent months. and what is happening here in fife is undoubtedly happening across the country. in the first three months of the project, we ran out of bedding three times. we couldn't meet the demand for bedding. pauline oversees the project and says that covid and rapidly rising prices have pushed many households into despair. the families i work with are the best budgeters in the world, right? but you can't budget when there is no budget to budget. you can't make money appear that isn't there. the project is set to be expanded, initially to other parts
of scotland, but its supporters say its potential is huge, operating wherever companies have waste and families need help. michael buchanan, bbc news, fife. in tennis, britain's andy murray is playing matteo berrettini of italy at the us open right now. murray is one of four british men through to the third round of the championship — it's the first time that's happened since the start of the professional game. our sports correspondent laura scott is watching in new york. dan evans, cameron norrie, jack draper and andy murray — winning alone, but making history together. hopefully, andy and jack can win. it would be amazing if there were four in the fourth round, that would be good. andy murray still travels the world craving more grand slam glory and said he is feeling the best he has in years. the memories of his triumph in 2012 will never be too far away, for him or his fans at flushing
meadows. the fact that he has made it to the third round, like, with a metal hip, that's amazing! he's got it if he can find it. we will give him a lot of support today and let's hope he can get there and get to the last 16. from great britain, andy murray! murray loves the big stage, the big occasion. unfortunately for him, so does the 13th seed matteo berrettini. although the light was playing tricks, murray showed his magic. he got him! a one—handed top spin! but the big serving italian was not going to be kept in the shade and got the early breakthrough and soon the first set. murray had seemed to be struggling when serving from the sunny side of the court, but he is leading 3—2 in the court, but he is leading 3—2 in the second set. later, the 20—year—old brettjack the second set. later, the 20—year—old brett jack draper takes on the 27th seed karen khachanov and then serena williams is the headline act again tonight as she tries to
stave off her swansong for a little longer. stave off her swansong for a little [on . er. ~ . stave off her swansong for a little [omen . ., ., stave off her swansong for a little loner. ~ . . , stave off her swansong for a little [omen . ., ., , ., ., stave off her swansong for a little loner. ~ ., ., , ., ., longer. what a line-up. laura scott, in new york- — time for a look at the weather. at this time of year, we often see the battle between summer into autumn and that is what we have got. this afternoon, it was actually quite warm out there. we saw 26 degrees in east anglia, but a different story to the west and you have probably heard about how low pressure is set to dominate as we head into the weekend. that low will be setting out to the west and it is going to be kicking the weatherfront into western areas. we can see the signs of that already into western scotland and northern ireland. thundery showers as well into the south—east, but i want to focus on this rain out of the west over the next few days. over the weekend, we will see significant totals here. the darker the blues and greens, potentially for northern ireland and scotland and maybe parts of northern england, we could see a lot of