this is bbc news. the headlines. voting is now closed on whether liz truss or rishi sunak will become the next prime minister. the winner will be announced on monday. under russian energy giant says it would not resume tomorrow as planned and blames an oil leak. review finds she felt intimidated in is stepping down as the commission of metropolitan police after receiving an ultimatum from sadiq khan. a florida court has reached a detailed inventory of materials seized during the search of donald trump's mar—a—lago home. after the countries crops have been destroyed by the flooding and the us once many
more children could die. i'll be joined by correspondence to discuss the conservative leadership contest in the crisis in ukraine and the departure from iraqi politics. stay with us on bbc news. hello and welcome to bbc news. after weeks of debate, voting has closed in the conservative party leadership race. after two months of campaigning, and eight initial candidates whittled down to two, we'll 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. here's our political
correspondent ben wright: 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. we can talk now to the political strategist, jo tanner, who was an adviser to borisjohnson when he was the mayor of london. we are at the end of a protracted process, a great opportunity for the conservatives to get really bored torn publicity of the summer. what do you think they made of it? it hasn't been great, the summit of seeing two candidates, more than two candidates, we started off with the political equivalent of the grand national and at the start of the summer. it all whittled down to two that we've now got the chills between last two weeks of two candidates and i think what it's really sad is that some mps that actually said this openly that they feel the contest was not helpful in giving the big issues of the country faces, it has been a particularly
great spectacle to see candidates taking chunks out of each other. i think it's gotten better but i think it started badly and i think they both recognise that it was not good and i think they realise that they had to perhaps behave slightly differently. i don't know if their camps and spoken, and people that perhaps intervene. and it's clear that they can see the spectacle unfolding. it's not been brilliant, i think the tories are going to suffer with the fact that not only is the manifesto from 2019 going to be picked apart but also, the approach that each is suggested in taking has been picked apart and rishi sunak is the outgoing chancellor and as soon not to continue if liz truss takes over and his legacy being pulled apart before his legacy being pulled apart before
his very eyes and discussions is going to be involved in. we've lost a lot of time in terms of big challenges the need to be solved in the uk because of covid—19 in this period is not been helpful at all stop by thousands into sebastian on wednesday who said that he's watched every single one of these hustings events with his bag of popcorn and he said in truth that they've largely said the same things. and perhaps, you've got, their different regional audiences, perhaps, you've got, their different regionalaudiences, but perhaps, you've got, their different regional audiences, but he was struck by was almost a sense of unreality because given the huge problems that people are facing in the fears of the ottoman the winter, he said he was surprised that nobody appeared tasked directly the cost of living questions at any of these events. it's very interesting that things get dressed up into policy specifics and interestingly, the tory party is going to have time
because they have traditionally been very strong the economy and very strong online order and inevitably crime is probably going to go up as people feel the pinch more and people feel the pinch more and people may make difficult choices and may take a path that they should not have taken previously because it would be pretty desperate i'm not defending that but it often happens in difficult economic times, crime does go up. if you're going to see areas where they have been very strong unbe areas that are going to be very hard to answer. they believe they have a point about going over they have a point about going over the same grounded each of these events, you tend to find people are very similar issues. we know from the polling, people have certain things that affect their lives that they are concerned about. but also we should recognise that the economy and how the economy is going to be dealt with has the cost—of—living crisis is going to be handled, nobody seems to have any answers. lots of people suggesting things they can do but they're suddenly
this kind of panic, almost as developed over the summer that this is happening and it's going to be really bad. but honestly people of sleepwalking into it and presiding over this, the economy for the last few years and this is all happening on their watch was up that include a plane, this happening across the globe. i don't think the public knows the questions that need to be answered would help there is available with studs getting very technical, we all start to realise that we don't really understand it all. it's big stuff and it does make sense to a lot of us. it is challenging and we really are hoping that whoever is going to be in power is going to have answers that can help people because it looks like is going to be a very very tough 0ttoman winter. == going to be a very very tough ottoman winter.— going to be a very very tough ottoman winter. -- autumn and winter. despite _ ottoman winter. -- autumn and winter. despite the _ ottoman winter. -- autumn and winter. despite the fact - ottoman winter. -- autumn and winter. despite the fact that - ottoman winter. -- autumn and l winter. despite the fact that she's been the cabinet longer than rishi sunakfor longer than been the cabinet longer than rishi
sunak for longer than anybody else, including borisjohnson himself but on that, everyone predicts it's going to be heard and will be talking about her. what about boris johnson please make how difficult of an adjustment it's going to be for him? an ad'ustment it's going to be for him? �* , ., ., , an ad'ustment it's going to be for him? �*, ., ., , ., him? it's going to be a huge adjustment _ him? it's going to be a huge adjustment for _ him? it's going to be a huge adjustment for a _ him? it's going to be a huge adjustment for a lot - him? it's going to be a huge adjustment for a lot of - him? it's going to be a huge i adjustment for a lot of people, him? it's going to be a huge - adjustment for a lot of people, even for the country, even for people who voted for borisjohnson, back in 2019 that that he was going be the prime ministerfor a full 2019 that that he was going be the prime minister for a full term and “p prime minister for a full term and up to five years and i think the reality is that that is not happening. he delivered on brexit which is a big significant chunk of the mandate that he got but it's very hard and he looked back very few people almost nobody, very few people leave politics on their own terms. it's normally pretty sad, does always happen the way people want and i think that it's going to be a period of reflection and this can be some reality of how do you earn money on the other side. 0utgoing prime minister s2 pretty
well on the outside in terms of their writings, produced in politics, do you actually leave the comments, it's a practical question around that because you often will be pulled into things as questions arise or legacy is looked over and if you're still serving politician, that becomes quite difficult but also, do you want to be that looming figure over the next leader? and we know that there is a chunk of the conservative party that are very unhappy that he is gone at very unhappy that he is gone at very unhappy that he is gone at very unhappy that he is going the way she has gone and also apparently clamouring for him to stay. we have this very strange period now or he is almost got a group of people that still support him when he was foreign secretary, when he was mayor of london who want him to be prime minister one day and would like for them to do that still. he is leading that the crown and still wanting more. maybe not all of the crowd but certainly a chunk of them are calling for the encore and that is probably a big pull for him but i
suspect he wants to spend some time with his family, i suspect he wants to look at what his options are improbably away from all the noise and advisers, he's lived his life for the last few years the people telling them what to do and maybe he just needs to go and decide what he wants to do and go out on his own. thank you so much, we'll talk again in the coming weeks. and we'll find out how this story — and many others, are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30 and 11:30 this evening in the papers. 0ur guestsjoining me tonight are kevin schofield, who's political editor at huffpost uk, and the columnist for the article, ali miraj. strikes that had been due to close hundreds of schools, and leave bins unemptied, across large areas of scotland next week have been suspended. three trade unions have agreed to put a new offer to members, which would mean a bigger pay rise for many staff, rather than a smaller rise 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 reports from scotland yard dame cressida dick's last days in charge have resulted in a report which is highly critical of the london mayor sadiq khan enemy immediately resulted in him accusing the report author of being clearly biased when concerns about the performance and culture of the metropolitan police reached at had in february last year, relations between the london mayor and dame cressida dick reached rock bottom in said if she did not resign, he would go public and say he lost confidence in her. and chief of constabulary said that was not the procedures set out by parliament for getting rid of the police chief. in a very strongly worded report they said sadiq khan
had been unjustifiably politically brutal in getting dame cressida dick just an hour to decide whether or not and it's been entirely unacceptable and unfair. sadiq khan immediately accuse them sing their been a long time supporter of dame cressida dick and had a long history of supporting conservative politicians policies in the non—unusual movies at this official report commissioned by the home secretary was not worth the paper it was written on. the nuclear watchdog who is its chief in the news conference following the return of his party from ukraine, he led a mission for the nuclear power plant on the front line and in this news conference he has been telling journalists at six experts remain at the nuclear site to continue to work in russia said it was willing for them to stay
permanently if required. they are gaining information of the nuclear power plant all the time and also added that they hope to publish a report should be made public by the beginning of next week. in the united states, a more detailed inventory of the documents seized by the fbi from donald trump's florida estate has just been released. according to the list, agents took 33 boxes of documents including dozens of empty folders marked classified. it also reveals several documents marked secret and top secret were recovered from mr trump's office. earlier, we heard from our washington correspondent gary 0'donoghue, he gave us the latest findings on these documents we had some idea of what they took on august the 8th been at this level of detail. that would relieve the former president insisted is that all the stuff a and headed back previously that it was in safe storage and it turns out there were 27 documents in his office alone
that are ranging from confidential to top—secret and different stored in any kind of proper way, they're mixed in with newspapers, books, otherfiles, even mixed in with newspapers, books, other files, even articles of clothing mixed up in all of this stuff and so, that was taken from his office and there are 43 empty folders marked classified. so, the question is whether the stuff go that was in those? in him before you go to the storage room or they found dozens more secret in top—secret documents and they took away, the interesting thing was where the reasons why the fbi got the search warrant in the first place was because they said there was evidence of obstruction and there were not getting the material that had already been demanded under subpoena thatis already been demanded under subpoena that is why there to search the place. if this stuff is also in the presence of office rather than some kind of storage unit for someone had the responsibility to look after it, the responsibility to look after it, the question of obstruction takes
the question of obstruction takes the inquiry closer to will the question of obstruction takes the inquiry closer to— the inquiry closer to will be talkin: the inquiry closer to will be talking more _ the inquiry closer to will be talking more about - the inquiry closer to will be talking more about the - impactand impact and president biden attacking donald trump in pennsylvania last night with a panel later. it will remain closed for an indefinite period of time. it's very been completely shut down for three days for what they described as maintenance. moscow denies weapon icing against western sanctions. the pipeline will stay closed and that story is breaking and we will have more on that in the next hour here on bbc news. the police watchdog
criticised for missing opportunities to bring them to justice criticised for missing opportunities to bring them tojustice much criticised for missing opportunities to bring them to justice much sooner for the murder of a 20—year—old girl that was killed in 2003. the independent office said that there was a bit of confusion over who was in charge of the investigation leading to her disappearance, they have now apologised. by me campaigning extinction rebellion enter the house of commons and super glued themselves together and the speakers chair. the group opposed to he may posted this video inside the chamber and they were arrested after being let out. parliament is not currently sitting. the queen will be missing one of her favourite events, the highland games and her majesty is 96 and normally attends the gathering every summer. but she has been suffering from ongoing mobility issues and prince charles will attend the game instead. that is returned to a story that is dominating headlines and providing the most dramatic images of the
week, the flooding in pakistan. the latest fear is about food shortages because much of the crop has been completely washed away. and most of the crops and vanished. 1200 people are known to have died in the flooding and many more children could die from a rapid spread of diseases, including waterborne infections like cholera and malaria. and this area and red is essentially underwater and remain so according to the claimant minister. a land as large as the entire uk. reporting on one of the worst hit parts. two days old and the six child. and sleeping under a tree that is become this families only shelter and the families only shelter and the families anxious. this is no place for a baby. we
families anxious. this is no place for a baby-— for a baby. we don't even have a ten. just this _ for a baby. we don't even have a ten. just this tree. _ for a baby. we don't even have a ten. just this tree. we _ for a baby. we don't even have a ten. just this tree. we spend - ten. just this tree. we spend the whole night in the rain running 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 will not stop. it's very difficult. born in a nearby hospital, but was forced to return to the river bank because she left her husband and five young children. hundreds of families have taken refuge alongside a floodwall in their homes were washed away by the floods and this washed away by the floods and this was the only high ground for kilometres. the scale of these floods difficult to imagine an 80% of this district is already submerged in the families that you see around me came here hoping that they would be safe but the things are about to get a lot worse and
with good reason. and with this district rights in, the court of a million people are in harm's way. it's notjust her that is rated by the young family, there are children in each tent we come across in scores of pregnant women. and on the other side of the floodwall, i meet maria. she is due to deliver any day. villages buried under 20 km from here the floods came, all they are able to see from her all of life with her clothes on their backs and four cows. ﬁx, with her clothes on their backs and four cows. �* , ., . four cows. a very got eight children and look at — four cows. a very got eight children and look at where _ four cows. a very got eight children and look at where we _ four cows. a very got eight children and look at where we live, - four cows. a very got eight children and look at where we live, i - four cows. a very got eight children and look at where we live, i can - and look at where we live, i can barely— and look at where we live, i can barely take care of them. sometimes, we don't _ barely take care of them. sometimes, we don't eat— barely take care of them. sometimes, we don't eat for days. i'm worried notjust— we don't eat for days. i'm worried notjust about my we don't eat for days. i'm worried not just about my health but about my unborn — not just about my health but about my unborn baby. i don't even have my unborn baby. idon't even have money— my unborn baby. idon't even have money to— my unborn baby. idon't even have money to go— my unborn baby. i don't even have money to go to hospital. if i could secure, _ money to go to hospital. if i could secure, i— money to go to hospital. if i could secure, i would money to go to hospital. if i could secure, iwould know money to go to hospital. if i could secure, i would know what to do.
uncertainty— secure, i would know what to do. uncertainty covers the families marooned on dry land. not even the next meal is promised. it little there is, there are many hungry mouths waiting and as always, there is not enough for everyone. i'm going to bejoined by my panel of guests for dateline london. but first, a full round—up from the bbc sport centre, good evening. england's in form cricketer jonny bairstow will miss the rest of the summer season and crucially the whole of the t20 world cup which starts next month after injuring his leg in a golfing accident. he slipped walking to take a tee shot and has a suspected broken leg. bairstow has been brilliant this year, scoring over a thousand runs including six centuries in test cricket and is a key part of england's short format game. another wicket keeper batsmen ben duckett has been added to the test squad for their final match against new zealand next week.
here's our cricket correspondent jonathan agnew. it's desperately safe or better still because he said a year of his life over a thousand rounds of this calendar year he has scored six and he, i think more than anybody has embraced and probably benefited from this new positive approach and the backing to go out and just be yourself and play very positively, no 1's benefited more from that thin jonny bairstow so it's a crying shame for him it's ridiculous that over a year in machines played so well she did like this. over a year in machines played so well as he did like this. there'll be a repeat of last year's final in the women's hundred after an incredible finish in the eliminator match. chasing 135 to win, the trent rockets needed four off the final ball, but despite a heroic effort from nat sciver, they fell just short, meaning the southern brave will face the oval invincibles
in the final at lord's tomorrow. the manchester 0riginals are playing the london spirit in the men's game, also at southampton now. andy murray is in action at the us open tennis. he's one of 4 britons into the third round in new york. but he's on his way out of the tournament unless he can stage a big comeback. murray has lost the first two sets against matteo berrettini. it's a decade since murray won his first grand slam at the us open. jack draper plays karen khachanov later tonight. meanwhile serena williams plays again tonight — this time against the world number 46 — ajla tomljanovic. it's expected to be serena's last major tournament after winning 23 grand slams. mackie shilstone was serena's fitness coach for 13 years. he's been talking to the bbc about what makes her so special. serena is loyal to a fault. and i think that is a huge proposition
because she will look out for you and i never knew what i meant to her, but what she did for me, she taught me how to have fun. you see, she promotes this love, but when she walks on the court, things change and that is what i've seen in the best prose, the minute they hit the field, the turf, the court. their eyes change. wales women are playing the first of two crucial football world cup qualifying games tonight as they bid to reach their first major tournament... and they're currently winning in greece by a goal to nil. wales can't qualify automatically because france will top tier group but if they stay ahead of greece and slovakia, who they play on tuesday they'll reach the play offs. there's live coverage of tonight's match on the bbc sport website and app.
northern ireland are also in action tonight although they can't qualify for the world cup. they northern ireland know they can't qualify but went into half—time with the score goalless in luxembourg. they've taken the lead — sarah mcfadden powering the ball home there. max verstappen wasn't in great form in practise for his home grand prix in the netherlands on sunday. the world champion and championship leader — had gearbox failurejust 10 minutes into first practice and the session had to be suspended while they towed his red bull away. he was better in p2 finishing 8th fastest. but the day went to ferrari — as charles leclerc topped the timesheets, with teammate carlo sainz — second fastest and mercedes�* lewis hamilton in third. and one other f1 line — the australian 0scar piastri will drive for mclaren next year after alpine lost their appeal to formula 1's contract recognition board... they rejected alpine's claim that piastri was committed to them. one of the biggest competitions in the sport of
eventing — the burghley horse trials is back after 3 years off due to the pandemic. britain's kitty king is leading after the first phase — the dressage. she heads the top class field on a score of 21.2 penalty points — after a superb test on her european gold medallist — vendredi biats. but it's very close going into tomorrow's influential cross country. king is only 0.1 ahead of new zealand's tim price in second. and then it's britain all the way with a host of former burghley champions and olympic stars just behind them. that's all the sport for now. we'll have more for you on the bbc news channel later. hello. the weather has been changing during today. we've seen things starting to turn more unsettled — something of a pincer movement, really. we've seen these shower clouds down to the south starting to introduce some pretty hefty downpours into some southern areas. also a stripe of cloud working in from the west in association with this. this will be our weekend weather
maker, an area of low pressure that will turn to the west of the uk, throwing frontal systems in our direction. where you're close to the centre of the low, across western areas, that's where you'll see the lion's share of the rain, especially northern ireland and southwest scotland. this chart shows rainfall accumulations we're expecting through the weekend. the deep blue and green colours show that parts of northern ireland and southwest scotland could see 50 to maybe close to 100 mm of rain, which could cause some disruption. so, spells of heavy, thundery rain, always wettest in the west, and it will often be quite windy — dare i say it will feel quite autumnal. so, as we go through this evening and tonight, we'll see heavy rain developing across parts of northern ireland and southwest scotland, this rain becoming quite persistent. some rain into west wales, southwest of england, the odd shower elsewhere. some dry weather, some clear spells, but it will be a pretty mild night — 13—16 degrees. then, into tomorrow, a soggy start for much of northern ireland, that rain getting into southwest scotland at times also perhaps into west wales and the far southwest of england.
the odd sharp shower is likely to break out through northern england, parts of the midlands, east anglia, down to the southeast. could be some flashes of lightning, some rumbles of thunder contained within those hit—and—miss showers with spells of sunshine in between. highs of 2a for london, butjust 16 in belfast, stuck under the cloud with the outbreaks of rain. during saturday night, we're watching the southwest of england and wales. see the white lines, the isobars squeezing together a swathe of really strong winds here, particularly around some of the coasts. could be gusts of around 45—50 mph, so a windy start to sunday. outbreaks of rain continue to drift northeastwards, more wet weatherfor time in northern ireland, more especially the southwest of scotland. drier for northeast scotland and southeast england, but blustery in the north and still quite windy down towards the southwest. but it will feel warm where you get some sunshine — highs of 25 degrees in norwich, more like 19 for glasgow and belfast.
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