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amid concerns over rising prices. into the cost of energy,
But critics question what the inquiry, to be
completed by the end October, will actually achieve.
than headline management. study of this issue is nothing more
that's already under way. to a wide-ranging debate
Representing the United States of after British Gas, raised some
Representing the United States of America, Justin Gatlin.
The crowd's left unimpressed, as Justin Gatlin receives his 100m
gold medal, after beating Usian Bolt into third.
United against North Korea's missile testing.
China and America welcome new UN sanctions.
poachers, in west Africa. to help track elephant
The Government has launched an independent review
of the cost of energy, days after British Gas raised
The Prime Minister had pledged to cap energy prices
her Conservative majority. but shelved the plans after losing
to climate change targets. and the UK's commitment
It'll be completed by the end of October.
Here's our Business Correspondent Joe Lynam.
always ignites our passions. to run our households and companies
Policies like capping energy prices to support working families.
That's why Theresa May promised a price cap and an independent probe
into the energy sector before the general election.
The cap may have been shelved but this Oxford University
professor, Dieter Helm, has only three months to find out
where any fat can be trimmed from our energy bills.
about pricing and costs. all the facts from the myths
This review will look at all the costs that make up your bill.
on wholesale markets. buying gas and electricity
That accounts for 36% of a typical bill.
accounts for 29%. known as distribution,
But 13% of our bill includes subsidies for poorer households,
and the cost of developing renewable - or green - energy supplies.
The rest is made up by operational costs and VAT.
And, for some households, it's not clear whether this review
will be the green light for lower bills.
It's a slow process. I'm paying a lot of money.
Like, it can't just happen at the click of a finger.
It's a case of they have to go away, review it, and come back.
If they have promised a price cap, obviously they should deliver on it.
Tom Brook used to advise Labour and Conservative governments.
He says there's not much that Dieter Helm can do in three months.
I think a review this short is essentially headline management.
I don't think Dieter, heroic though he is,
is going to be ale to come up with something that isn't
already widely discussed inside the energy community.
Where we know that the quickest and cheapest way to drive bills down
is to improve the efficiency of our buildings.
After British Gas said it would be raising its standard electricity
prices by 12.5% - this energy probe would allow the Government
to say it's not tone deaf in the face of rising prices.
Consumers obviously want lower Vicki Young is here.
Consumers obviously want lower prices. Is that the point of this
review question is that what is likely to happen? Theresa May has
talked about helping the just about managing. Cheering the election
campaign the Conservatives promised something pretty bold, a price cap.
That is off the agenda because some conservatives do not like the idea
of intervening in the market even though customers feel the market is
not working for them. The bit that has survived is the wide review of
the industry. It is an independent review, always worth looking at the
person in charge of it. Deta Hedman has taken against green subsidies.
He does believe that solar and wind power have all role to play back he
feels they are too expensive. If you're looking at immediate action
on bringing the bill down, ministers say they are urging Ofgem to use
powers it already has two protect those particularly on the lowest
incomes. The advice remains the same does that if you want to bring the
bills down immediately, the best advice is to switch.
The American sprinter Justin Gatlin, who won the 100m
at the World Athletics Championships in London, was given a mixed
reception this evening by the crowd, on receiving his gold medal.
Gatlin, who's twice been banned from the sport for doping,
widespread boos and jeers. last night, prompting
Our Sports Editor Dan Roan is at the London Stadium.
Clive, ever since Justin Gatling crashed right Usain Bolt's farewell
retirement party last night, the world of athletics has been waiting
with bated breath their -- head of the awarding of the gold medal. He
was spared the torrent of booze and rancour that were witnessed after
the race last night but that victory has exposed some awkward questions
Gold medallist and world champion... for the world of track and field.
BOOING. athletics had feared.
of the sport's blue-riband event. offences, crowned world champion
quite how to react. others did not seem to know
Instead, the cheers were reserved for the man the crowd had been
to make do with bronze. individual race, but Usain Bolt had
to his glittering career. denied the perfect end
anti-doping official. with the world's most senior
This is unfortunate in the current debate at the moment,
and it is unfortunate mainly because he was a two-time offender.
In many ways I wish it had not happened but it has,
and we have to abide by the rules of the game.
At the last World Championships in Beijing, athletics
He may have even saved his sport. when Boltnarrowly beat Gatlin.
But two years on, Gatlin has become one of the sport's most
controversial winners and some now want track and field to get tougher.
Not really. allowed to run again?
It is the people that make the rules.
Yes, we should be disgruntled with the people that
andtime to get serious. it is time for change
When you're caught for drugs, you're banned for life.
And that is the point. have been saying for 15, 20 years.
The shadow cast by cheating extends well beyond Gatlin.
World champion hurdler Sergey Shubenkov is one of just 19
because the country is banned but only as neutral athletes,
because the country is banned for state-sponsored doping.
But it is Gatlin who is athletics' pantomime villain and the sport's
It is not the perfect script. it is a result he could do without.
I am hardly going to sit here and tell you I am eulogistic
that somebody who has served two bans in our sport would walk off
with one of our glittering prizes, but he is eligible to be here.
of its new 100 metres champion. whether the sport could be proud
I faced all the rules and the penalties, and I have
young athletes. you know, to be better,
I have done so much in the community back home.
I want them to know that mistakes can happen but you cam come back
AMERICAN NATIONAL ANTHEM PLAYS. and you can be accepted
would be played tonight. the Jamaican national anthem
Instead, a twist athletics had not seen coming.
Away from all the controversy the retirement of its greatest star
Away from all the controversy surrounding Justin Gatlin's in, it
has been another action packed day. Here is Natalie Pirks with the rest
Jessica Ennis-Hill. significant medal ceremony.
The moment felt familiar, nostalgic even.
Jessica Ennis-Hill topped the podium in London once more.
rightfully hers all along. getting her hands on what was
Cheated out of gold in 2011 by Russian Tatyana Chernova,
When it did, it was emotional. would ever come.
I was like, "No, no." "You're not going to cry, are you?"
But I'd forgotten that feeling when you step out in an arena
Yeah, it kind of takes you over. the crowd cheering for you.
From the old generation to the new. on the podium for one last time.
to Ennis-Hill's heptathlon crown. been considered Britain's heir
Yet again, in a major championship, he hopes plummeted.
Despite a season's best in the javelin, she left herself far
too much to do in the final event - the 800 metres.
Eventually she finished fifth overall.
Disappointment too follow Holly Bradshaw.
She had a good chance of a medal in the pole vault.
After failing at 4 metres and 75, she watched with horror as the next
two athletes to clear it claimed bronze.
hold back the tears. she'd come, she couldn't
Sir Mo Farah turns his attentions to the marathon after these
as a major rival. have a fellow countrymen
coming in fourth place. finish by a Briton in the event,
Jamaican fans had travelled a long of the greats of marathon
Jamaican fans had travelled a long way to see their men and women be
crowned champions. Another shock as their darling was left for dust by
Many are troubled by the way Justin to perfection.
Many are troubled by the way Justin has been portrayed as track and
field's he-man. There are many athletes who have served doping
bans, not just the Americans. The sport has been trying to make
progress, getting tough with Russia and setting up a new integrity unit.
Repeat offenders can now receive life bans. That win over Usain Bolt
has threatened to undo that good work. Now that Bolt is no log on the
scene, one can't help but feel some of the frailties have been exposed
like never before. China's Foreign Minister,
has urged North Korea, across east Asia.
that have raised tensions He says the regime in Pyongyang has
to make "smart decisions," He has been holding talks with the
sanctions, imposed yesterday. Yogita Limeye's report now
US secretary of state. from the South Korean capital Seoul,
contains flash photography. Putting on a united front
at a meeting in Manila. The US secretary of state,
Rex Tillerson is on a mission. America wants more countries
to isolate North Korea, a day after the Security Council
voted to ban exports from Pyongyang. and the top trade partner.
backed China, a North Korean ally The Chinese side urge
the North Koreans to handle the Security Council resolutions
and not do anything unbeneficial, such as a missile
launch or nuclear test. The two leaders described
the sanctions as a good outcome. against North Korea.
is what prompted action The new sanctions could mean
the loss of $1 billion, but experts say it's unlikely
to deter the state. They are unlikely to negotiate
anything until they have a proven capability to deliver a nuclear
strike to the United States. they are probably going to talk.
probably in a few years' time, Here in Seoul, the President's
office has welcomed the UN expectedly belligerent.
the response has been A newspaper run by the ruling party
said that the US would be catapulted towards Pyongyang.
change its hostile policy who died in World War II.
of State commemorated those the threat from North Korea.
he hopes to contain immediate solution.
but there seems to be no One man has died and two
others are still missing, after their boat sank off
the Sussex coast. to a life buoy by passing fishermen.
morning, after being found clinging as Simon Jones reports.
suspended it's search, Searching for the missing men
who were on a night fishing trip. to make an emergency call.
in seconds with no time The alarm was raised when another
boat spotted a man in the water, a 45-year-old from Romania
who lives in London. Anybody that spends that
length of time, you know, numerous hours, potentially,
in the sea, without any protective equipment,
at this time of year, very lucky to be alive.
is still cold, very, The rescued man told
the emergency services that three of his friends,
also Romanian, were missing. was recovered from the sea.
the body of one of the men was hit by another vessel.
into the possibility that the boat boat that was oncoming.
was struck by another He describes that he jumped
from the boat to swim for safety people on the boat.
with the other three sign of the other two men.
of searching out there, there was no is around 15 degrees.
the temperature of the water People generally can only survive
for a few hours at best in that. This afternoon, the
search was suspended. Simon Jones, BBC News, Shoreham.
trip end in tragedy? The British Army is helping to fight
poachers, who're threatening the existence of one species
of African elephant. Tens of thousands of forest
elephants, have been killed in the west African state of Gabon,
mostly for their ivory, but now the President has asked
the Rifles regiment, to teach gamekeepers how to track
and stop the poachers. from Gabon, distressing.
in Jonathan Beale's report We are travelling through the second
largest rainforest in the world, than 60% over the last ten years.
numbers have declined by more Forest elephants are wary of humans.
as you'll ever get to them. This close, they can charge.
off and stay silent. They are much smaller
than the better-known savanna for the same reason - their ivory.
to poachers, who target them Another victim to the poachers.
happening to them. The rest left to rot.
just the valuable tusks taken. elephants last year.
I think we lost 30,000 It's a big and important programme
now for Gabonese Administration. for thousands of square miles.
in rainforest that stretches This is the last century
for the elusive forest elephant but it is also ideal hiding
and cover for the poachers, But they are being tracked down.
at an alarming rate. And, with the help
of the British Army. For the first time, we've been
allowed to film the small team of UK soldiers,
who are helping train Gabon's National Park Agency
in their fight to save the elephant. Gabon has got a real high density
of forest elephants. That's why it's got
a poaching problem. Out here, training the Gabonese
National Parks Agency to combat that, both at the tactical
and operational levels, After about 15 minutes...
a difference in that fight They've even brought in jungle
warfare specialists, arrest the poachers.
show them how to find and then But the British are also
teaching them the importance of recovering evidence that might
lead to prosecutions. who have now turned gamekeeper.
are former poachers, with his father, just to survive.
he used to hunt elephants That used to be tolerated
but not any more. These days, the greatest threat
to these elephants is not the locals but criminal gangs,
who operate across the border. They come, they kill.
cartels, heavily armed. parks, it's a war zone.
in some of our national there is still an illegal trade.
on the sale of ivory, Jonathan Beale, BBC News, Gabon.
these elephants are still easy prey. Good evening. We are starting with
here's Katherine Downes Good evening. We are starting with
cricket. England's batsmen have been
struggling in the gloom in Manchester - they've been losing
wickets aplenty on this third day of the final Test
against South Africa but they do Pulses of energy moving the game
lead, despite the rain. Pulses of energy moving the game
onto England's and table with South Africa left on the platform. England
were 136 runs further down the track in the first innings but soon hit
the buffers. The game finally slowed. For a time it revolved
around Jennings. Fighting for the runs that might keep him in the team
against the flaws that might condemn him. He could not help himself. Test
cricket is a ferocious beast. England four damn. For reassurance
they looked to the still angelic face of their captain, Joe Root.
Right now the nearest there is to guarantee of runs. Look at the
expression. This on 49. Say it ain't so, Joe. Moeen Ali dropped once, no
South African was catching this. Jonny Bairstow fielding several laws
up. He may have put England out of reach. The weather has finally
caught up with us at Old Trafford but not before an entertaining day's
Test cricket. England in charge. Two scheduled days remaining. We may not
need all of them. Looking at the forecast, we may not get all of
them. The Premier League starts
in just a week's time, and today Chelsea and Arsenal met
in the Community Shield. So it's time to leave the room
if you don't want to know the results as Match of the Day
follows on BBC One. The game finished 1-1,
with Arsenal winning 4-1 on penalties against
the Premier League Champions. For viewers in Scotland,
Sportscene follows Match of the Day, know today's results.
if you don't want to Rangers have begun their season
with a 2-1 win at Motherwell. Graham Dorrans scored
twice on his debut. And Aberdeen beat
Hamilton Academical 2-0. Hosts the Netherlands have
won their first major women's tournament after beating Denmark
in the Euro 2017 final. The Dutch, backed by the majority
of a sold-out crowd, won 4-2. The win sparked huge
celebrations inside the stadium on the final whistle,
where virtually every home supporter was wearing the orange
of the national team. Details of the day's
other sports stories are on the BBC Sport website,
including the build up