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The Government launches a review into the cost of energy,


But critics question what the inquiry, to be


completed by the end October, will actually achieve.


I think that frankly a three-month study of this issue is nothing more


It's not going to add anything to a wide-ranging debate


The review comes days 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.


And, the British Army is enlisted, 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


during June's election campaign, but shelved the plans after losing


The review will look at prices, and the UK's commitment


It'll be completed by the end of October.


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.


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.


He says he will sort all the facts from the myths


This review will look at all the costs that make up your bill.


The main ones include buying gas and electricity


That accounts for 36% of a typical bill.


Moving it through pipes and cables, 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.


They've gone up so much and I find 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.


And our political correspondent 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,


beat Usain Bolt into third place 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


for the world of track and field. It was the sight and the sound that


athletics had feared. The American, twice banned for drug


offences, crowned world champion Some booed, some applauded,


others did not seem to know Instead, the cheers were reserved


for the man the crowd had been desperate to see win in his final


individual race, but Usain Bolt had The sprint superstar


denied the perfect end Gatlin's triumph has gone down badly


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 breathed a sigh of relief


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. Is it his fault he is


allowed to run again? It is the people


that make the rules. Yes, we should be disgruntled


with the people that make the rules and go,


it is time for change When you're caught for drugs,


you're banned for life. It is something that clean athletes


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 Russians allowed to compete here,


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 most powerful man admitted


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. Last night, I asked Gatlin


whether the sport could be proud I faced all the rules


and the penalties, and I have inspired other 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 and work hard for them,


and you can be accepted Many in the sport had hoped


the Jamaican national anthem Instead, a twist athletics


had not seen coming. For track and field,


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 of the news, including another


significant medal ceremony. The moment felt familiar,


nostalgic even. Jessica Ennis-Hill topped the podium


in London once more. This time she was finally


getting her hands on what was Cheated out of gold in 2011


by Russian Tatyana Chernova, she wasn't sure if this moment


would ever come. My husband said to me,


"You're not going to cry, are you?" But I'd forgotten that feeling


when you step out in an arena like this and actually hear


the crowd cheering for you. It was just really special to be


on the podium for one last time. Katarina Johnson-Thompson has long


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. When she realised how close


she'd come, she couldn't Sir Mo Farah turns his attentions


to the marathon after these championships and he could well


have a fellow countrymen Calum Hawkins equalled the best


finish by a Briton in the event, This man could be one


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 the USA athlete as she timed her dip


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,


to end ballistic missile tests, that have raised tensions


He says the regime in Pyongyang has to make "smart decisions,"


in the wake of tough new UN sanctions, imposed yesterday.


He has been holding talks with the 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.


The sweeping measures were even 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.


Testing missiles like this 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.


Once they get such a capability, probably in a few years' time,


Here in Seoul, the President's office has welcomed the UN


resolution but in North Korea the response has been


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


In Manila, the US Secretary of State commemorated those


And with his meetings there, he hopes to contain


It is making America nervous, but there seems to be no


One man has died and two others are still missing,


after their boat sank off the Sussex coast.


A fourth man was rescued early this morning, after being found clinging


The coastguard has now suspended it's search,


Searching for the missing men who were on a night fishing trip.


Their boat went down 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,


it is a nice day, but the sea is still cold, very,


The rescued man told the emergency services that


three of his friends, also Romanian, were missing.


Just after 8 o'clock this morning, the body of one of the men


Police are now looking into the possibility that the boat


He has described that their boat was struck by another


He describes that he jumped from the boat to swim for safety


and has therefore lost contact with the other three


Despite several more hours of searching out there, there was no


At this time of year, the temperature of the water


People generally can only survive for a few hours at best in that.


This afternoon, the search was suspended.


The key question, why did a pleasure 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.


You may find some of the images in Jonathan Beale's report


We are travelling through the second largest rainforest in the world,


trying to find an animal whose numbers have declined by more


And this is about as close as you'll ever get to them.


We had to turn the engine off and stay silent.


They are much smaller than the better-known savanna


elephants but just as vulnerable to poachers, who target them


This is what's been happening to them.


It had been dead for weeks, just the valuable tusks taken.


Talking about Gabon, I think we lost 30,000


It's a big and important programme now for Gabonese Administration.


85% of Gabon is covered 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,


who are killing them 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,


means that the British Army make a difference in that fight


They've even brought in jungle warfare specialists,


who, in this exercise, show them how to find and then


But the British are also teaching them the importance


of recovering evidence that might lead to prosecutions.


Among those being trained are former poachers,


Ulrich says, as a boy, 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.


We are faced with organised crime cartels, heavily armed.


And now we're in a situation where, in some of our national


Even with a global ban on the sale of ivory,


And, hidden away in these forests, these elephants are still easy prey.


Now with the rest of the sport, 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


have a healthy 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,


so you know what you need to do 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


and all the latest action from the World Athletics