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The Government orders a review of the UK energy market,
But critics say it's too little too late,
after the Government's failure to honour a pledge to cap costs.
This review will deliver benefits in a year's time, if it delivers
benefits at all, so people are left with a feeling of a government that
is kicking the Kandamby Road. -- the can down the road.
United against North Korea's missile testing.
China and America welcome new UN sanctions.
There's a search by air and sea, after a man dies and two others go
missing, when a boat sinks off the Sussex coast.
A warning from the Children's Commissioner, about youngsters'
And Arsenal win the Charity Shield at Wembley, but it took
The government says it wants an independent review,
of the cost of energy, just days after British Gas raised
standard electricity prices by 12.5%.
Theresa May in June's election, had pledged to cap energy prices,
but shelved the plans, after losing her
Now the Business Secretary, Greg Clark, says the review
will look at how prices can be kept low, while ensuring the UK meets
Here's our Business Correspondent Joe Lynam.
How much we pay for our energy 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.
And now this Oxford University professor, Dieter Helm,
has only three months to find out where any fat can be trimmed
He says he'll sort all the facts from the myths
But some consumer groups are sceptical.
Prices are a very real problem for families across Britain,
This review is going to deliver benefits in years' time,
So people are left with the feeling of a government that is kicking
It is a very vital service, you need electricity. It is a case that they
will have to go away and review it and come back, and they have
promised the price cap, so they should deliver it.
There are many stages in the energy value chain,
but the main ones include buying gas and electricity
That accounts for 36% of a typical bill.
Moving it through pipes and cables - or distribution costs -
But 13% of our bill also includes the subsidies for poorer households,
and the cost of developing Britain's renewable - or green -
The rest is made up of operational costs and VAT.
Tom Burke, who used to advise Labour and Conservative
governments on energy policy, says there's not much
that can be achieved in a three-month time frame.
I think a review this short is essentially headline management.
I don't think Dieter, heroic though he is,
is going to be able 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
After British Gas said it would raise its standard tariff to 12.5%,
this will allow the government to say it is not tone deaf in the face
of rising prices. Our Chief Political Correspondent
Vicki Young is here. Is this a real attempt to help
consumers? I think compared to the promise from the Conservatives
during the election to have a price cap, then a review doesn't sound as
if it will help much. Theresa May talked a lot about helping families
who are just about managing, but even though many come -- people
think the market is not working for them, they have drawn back from the
idea of intervening because many conservatives don't like the idea of
it at all. I think a government review is always about the person at
the helm. D10 Helm has been outspoken about what he calls the
high cost of subsidies, so when it comes to wind farms and solar energy
he thinks it's too expensive and he's spoken out against nuclear
power station saying he thinks that there might not be any more to build
after Hinckley because it is such a complex web to get through to build
them and too expensive. So it is possible that the review might mean
there is a shift towards gas and a change in government policy, but
when it comes to what ministers say, they are emphasising they have
spoken to Ofgem and urge them to use existing powers to help those on
lower incomes and get them on better tariffs, but the ultimate advice, as
ever and for the foreseeable future is, if you want to get your bills
down, you have to switch supplier. Thank you very much.
America and China have welcomed tough new UN
sanctions on North Korea, following it's recent
China's Foreign Minister says he hopes Pyongyang,
will now make what he calls the 'smart decision'
He's been meeting the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson,
at a gathering of ministers from south-east Asian countries.
Yogita Limeye's report from the South Korean capital Seoul,
Putting on a united front at a meeting in Manila. The US secretary
of state, Rick Stiller show is on show. America wants more countries
to isolate North Korea, day after the Security Council voted to ban
exports from Pyongyang. The sweeping measures were even backed China. A
North Korean ally and the top trade partner. The Chinese side urge the
North Koreans to handle the Security Council resolutions are not do
anything on Besson official, such as a missile launcher or nuclear test.
-- beneficial. The two leaders described the sanctions as a good
outcome. Testing missiles like this is what prompted action against
North Korea. The new sanctions could mean the loss of $8 million, but
experts say it's unlikely to deter the state. They are unlikely to
negotiate anything until they have a proven effort to deliver a nuclear
strike to the United States. Once they get such a capability, probably
in a few years' time, they are probably going to talk. Here, the
President's office has welcomed the UN resolution but in North Korea the
response has been expectedly belligerent. A newspaper run by the
ruling party said that the US would be catapulted into a sea of fire if
it did not change its hostile policy towards Pyongyang. In Manila, the US
secretary of state commemorated those who died in World War II. And
with his meetings there, he hopes to contain the threat from North Korea.
It is making America nervous, but there seems to be no immediate
solution. A man has died and two others
are missing, after a boat sank in the English Channel off Shoreham
in West Sussex. It happened in the early
hours of this morning. One other man is recovering
after being found clinging to a life He's thought to have been
in the water for several hours. The four men had gone out into the
early hours for a spot of night fishing. The police are looking into
the possibility that the boat was hit by another vessel, and whatever
happened, it went down very, very quickly and there was no time to
make emergency calls were put on a life jacket. It was not until
several hours later that a passing fishing boat spotted a man in the
water clinging to a life buoy. He was taken to the shore. He is a
45-year-old Romanian man who now lives in London, and the coastguard
say he's being treated in hospital. Anybody that spends that length of
time, numerous hours potentially, in the sea without any protective
equipment at this time of year, it's a nice day but the sea is still cold
and they are very lucky to be alive. The rescued man was able to tell the
emergency services that three of his friends, also from Romania, was
still in the water. A huge search was launched involving two
helicopters and two lifeboats and at around eight a:m., the body of a man
was recovered and brought back to shore. Despite eight hours of
search, no trace could be found on the other two men. At this time of
year the temperature of the water is around 15 degrees, so you can only
survive for a short period of time, a number of hours, so sadly the
search has been stood down by the coastguard. Simon, thank you very
much. The leader of the Liberal Democrats,
Sir Vince Cable, has criticised elderly Brexit supporters
for as he put it "comprehensively he said older Leave voters,
viewed economic pain as a price worth paying to leave the EU,
but that many don't He says they've had the last word
on Brexit, by imposing a world view coloured by nostalgia
for Britain's imperial past. German football club Hanover
is investigating the actions of its fans after their pre-season
friendly at Burnley was abandoned Lancashire police say Hanover fans
were involved in violence with one of their officers and three
stewards being injured. The German club's fans
ripped up seats and threw Now we're only just into the school
holidays but are you already telling your children to get
off their phones and tablets? Well, the Children's Commissioner
for England is right behind you - saying today that parents should
limit the amount of time their children spend online,
just as they'd limit how much junk Anne Longfield says the internet can
be addictive, and overuse can have a detrimental affect
on children's confidence This seven-year-old is obsessed
by his dad's phone. On average children now spend 15
hours a week online. Parents, says the Children's
Commissioner for England, We wouldn't let our children
out in a strange city without giving them guidance
and looking after them. And actually we shouldn't
for their digital world either. So this is about equipping children,
enabling them to have the confidence And also their confidence to say no
to the constant drain and pressure She is urging parents to follow
Fiona and be proactive. I'm always looking in, going
through history, things like that. Just to double check
what they are looking at. Because they could open something
that they shouldn't be looking at. New guidelines, published online,
of course, compare junk food The advice is simple,
just as your children shouldn't eat a cheeseburger and chips every day,
they shouldn't binge The obvious antidote,
keeping kids active, but the Children's Commissioner
is calling for a healthy balance. It is a tricky balance, I think,
but you do need to encourage, they've got to get some fresh air,
they've got to get some exercise. No iPad at dinner time and no phones
during times when we are sitting We talk a lot more and I get
to know a lot more about Kids only know a world
with smartphones and the internet, Now, Natalie Pirks is at the World
Athletics Championships in London, There are a view medal ceremonies to
know. Jessica Ennis will get her upgraded gold medal from 2011 that
she was cheated out of. And we will see Justin Gatlin get his goal for
winning the 100 metres final last night. Usain Bolt could only manage
bronze in his last ever individual race. The president of the sport 's
governing body told the BBC today that Gatling's win was not the
perfect script. Andy Swiss reports on the race that shot -- shocked the
world. The villain turned victor. Athletics has other returned drugs
cheats, but Justin Gatlin is the chosen brew boy, so this was the
last thing the sport wanted. It is Gatling. Beating Usain Bolt in his
last race then shushing the fans is hardly the past popularity, but his
respect for Usain Bolt was clear and Gatlin says he has served his
punishment and deserves his title. I have faced the rules and the
penalties and inspired other athletes to be better, and I've done
so much in the community back home, and mistakes can happen. You come
back, you work hard, and you take an advantage. When Justin Gatlin steps
on the medal podium tonight he can expect another lively reception.
Some say the fans should not be blaming him, but blaming the sport
authorities. Is it his fault he was allowed to run again? Not really.
You doesn't make the rules. Yes, we can be disgruntled with people that
make the rules and say it is time to get serious and when you are caught
for drugs, you should be banned for life. As for this morning's action,
Katarina Johnson Thomson briefly moved up to third in the heptathlon,
but despite a season best in the javelin she has dropped down to
fifth. Her hopes of a medal would seem to be fading.
In the Scottish Premiership, Rangers have begun their season
Graham Dorrans scored twice in the 2-1 victory at Fir Park,
this second-half penalty securing all three points.
Aberdeen also beat Hamilton Academical 2-0.
England's batsmen have struggled on day three of the fourth and final
Test against South Africa at Old Trafford.
Keaton Jennings failed to deliver with the bat again,
he made just 18 runs to complete a disappointing series
Captain Joe Root just missed out on a half century, as he made 49.
England have fallen to 194-7 in their second innings,
Arsenal have beaten Chelsea in a penalty shootout to win
The game was tied at full-time, but Chelsea, having been reduced to ten
men after a straight red card, as David reports. In a sport so often
divided, the rare sight of rivals United. This year 's Community
Shield dedicated to the Grenfell Tower disaster. Many of those
affected in attendance, and all of the victims honoured in silence. A
repeat of the May FA Cup final, Arsenal picking up where they left
off as as Alexandre Lacazette was so close to opening his account. Slowly
Chelsea showed glimpses of the former lead them to the title. A
contentious decision so Wiliame brooked instead of receiving a
penalty, but there was no doubt about the other by Victor Moses that
put the blues ahead straight after half-time and they stayed ahead
thanks to the reflexes of Thibaut Courtois. After Pedro was sent off
for a challenge that suggested the game was a friendly only in name,
Arsenal took immediate advantage, another summer acquisition levelling
the scores. Spot kicks would be needed, and it was Chelsea who
blinked first as Courtois and then the own record signing Alvar Romeu
Morata missing the target. It left Olivier Giroud to seal victory for
Arsenal. The gunners are getting used to winning here, but the
competition they really want is the Premier League, and that belongs to
Chelsea. It promises to be a fascinating season ahead. Plenty
more happening in the stadium tonight including the final event in
the women's heptathlon, but like Andy said earlier, it looks like
Katarina Johnson Thompson has left herself too much to do. Natalie,
thank you very much for that. There's more throughout the evening
on the BBC News Channel,