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Hello, this is Breakfast, with Naga Munchetty and Steph

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The biggest names in athletics gather in London as the 16th

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Sir Mo Farah and Usain Bolt are both in action as they aim

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to bring their careers on the track to a close with gold medals.

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The action gets under way later here at the London stadium, five years to

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the day since the 2012 Olympics super Saturday. Organisers will be

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hoping for more memorable moments. Good morning, it's

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Friday fourth August. A record breaking heatwave hits

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large parts of southern Europe. Authorities issue urgent warnings as

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temperatures go above 43 Celsius. This is the scene this morning

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in Sicily, which has had some We'll be hearing how locals

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and holiday makers there are coping I am here at the Queen Elizabeth

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Olympic Park, where I will bring more details on the temperatures in

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southern Europe, as well as a full UK forecast, in about 15 minutes.

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It's normally one of the busiest times of year for retailers,

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but clothes shops had their worst July in eight years.

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Also this morning: Disappointment for England's women at the European

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football championship, as they are knocked out in the semi

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Welcome to the Edinburgh Festival. For 70 years people have been

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flocking to this amazing city. In the distance it's a little cloudy,

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but magnificent nonetheless. We've got acrobats, performers, singers,

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comedians, warming up now. They are already in action this morning.

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We've got a mini festival right here on Breakfast. Thanks.

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Sir Mo Farah and the fastest man on the planet, Usain Bolt,

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will be in action this evening on the first day

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of the World Athletics Championships in London.

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It will be the last time both athletes compete

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A record 650,000 tickets have been sold for the ten day event.

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Our sports news correspondent, Andy Swiss, has more.

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Five years on from London 2012, they are back. The world's top athletes

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chasing global glory, including Britain's best. Tonight Mo Farah

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could once again light of the stadium as he goes on the 10,000

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metres in his last major championships. The emotion comes

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pouring out! It's a once-in-a-lifetime to have the

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Olympics at your doorstep and do what I did and then you come back

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years later and it is the World Championships and I'm like, you know

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what, I'm going to end it at that track. While Mo Farah is back in

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beating here, the other stars of 2012 armed. Greg Rutherford is in --

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injured, Jessica Ennis-Hill retired, the hosts will have to find new

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heroes. For the sport meanwhile it is goodbye to the greatest. Tonight

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Usain Bolt will begin his quest for the final 100 metres title before he

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retires. This is a moment I've been looking forward to. After the race

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or during the race the emotions will come out, it depends on how the

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crowd reacts. If there is applause and cheering I'll be happy, but they

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will find ways to get emotions out of you. It will be the fondest of

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farewells and as we athletes arrive once again the stage is set for some

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golden moments. -- as the athletes. We'll be at the London Stadium

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throughout the morning, It's great when we have a summer of

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sport. It is, although it doesn't feel like

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summer at the moment. But that's gorgeous sunrise.

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Parts of Europe are experiencing their hottest sustained heatwave

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Several countries have issued health warnings,

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as temperatures continue to soar and some regions are having

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to contend with droughts and forest fires.

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Yeah, the highest recorded temperature was 43 degrees celsius

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Sicily experiencing highs of 42 degrees.

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This idea -- the Sardinian coast had 46 degrees.

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A lot of people are finding this very unpleasant. Good morning. This

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is the northern part of Sicily and it looks amazing. But this isn't

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your average sunny, hot, be careful in Europe, this is extreme heat.

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This is once... These are the highest temperatures we've seen in

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southern Europe since 2003. 42 degrees here yesterday. On average

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most parts of southern Europe are seeing ten or 15 degrees higher than

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usual. Today this may well be the hottest part of Europe. 44 degrees.

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Compare that to an all-time high in 1999, it was 48.9 degrees in Sicily.

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So it is extremely hot. If you go across elsewhere in Europe there are

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forest fires. We've seen them in the south of France. Mid- 30s again bet

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today. It was 30 degrees. We drove through parts of the forests, at

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least two fires are being put out. There's the risk of dehydration.

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When it comes to government warnings, seven countries have

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issued what they call red heat stress warnings. So emergency

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services are on standby. It looks great, 3 million tourists come to

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Italy, most during the summer period, but it is to stay in doors

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in the afternoon. Let me show you the basics. This is part of the

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warning government is giving. Drink plenty of this, where one of these,

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20 of this. Stay in doors during peak times in the afternoon. It

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isn't comfortable, even at night. This isn't just silly season

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sunshine weather, this is serious extreme heat that they haven't seen

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before in many years in Sicily. Thanks very much for bringing us

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up-to-date. We will have more on the heatwave. Sarah will keep us

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up-to-date with the temperatures in Europe shortly.

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One of the world's tallest residential buildings,

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the Torch tower in Dubai, has caught fire for the second time

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Firefighters say the 79-storey building was evacuated and the blaze

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A previous fire in 2015 was blamed, in part, on flammable cladding.

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A British computer expert, who helped stop the cyber attack

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that crippled the NHS, has appeared before a judge

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in the US over alleged links with other malicious software.

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Marcus Hutchins, aged 23 and from Devon,

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appeared in a Las Vegas court charged with creating a programme

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designed to steal bank and credit card details.

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Our North America correspondent James Cook has more.

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Marcus Hutchins was hailed as a hero. In an attack which crippled

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the NHS and spread the tens of thousands of computers in 150

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countries. His arrest is not related to this role in neutralising the

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so-called Wannacry ransomware which we discussed in this interview. I

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check the message board and there were maybe 60 or 70 reports of

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different NHS organisations being hit. That was the point where I

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decided my holiday was over and I had to look into this. In the past

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week Marcus Hutchins had been in Las Vegas for a cyber security

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conference. He was apparently arrested at the airport minutes

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before he was due to cry home. We've now obtained a copy of the

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indictment against Marcus Hutchins and another unmanned defendant. It

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reveals they are facing charges in the US state of Wisconsin. They are

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accused of creating and selling a programme to harvest online banking

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data and credit card details. Prosecutors say the arrest here in

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Las Vegas came at the end of the year-long investigation. Cyber

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security remains a top priority for the FBI, says the special agent in

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charge. Marcus Hutchins may now face his biggest challenge yet in an

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American court room. Police in Australia say two men

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charged with plotting to bring down a plane were taking directions

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from a senior commander in the so-called Islamic

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State group in Syria. Investigators believe

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they had made a bomb Described as one of the most

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sophisticated terror plots ever on Australian soil, officers say

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they have ended a plan which could have caused

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catastrophic loss of life. They believe Khaled Khayat

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and his son, Mahmoud Khayat, were sent high-grade military

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explosives by the so-called Islamic State through air cargo

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and say they then put together a bomb packed

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together into a meat grinder. On July 15th, it's alleged the men

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planned to take the improvised explosive device, or IED,

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on to an Etihad Airways flight out of Sydney but officers say

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it was never checked in. We will be alleging in court that

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a fully functioning IED was to be placed on that plane

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on the 15th of July. One thing that is important

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to state, though, is it did not Having aborted the first attack,

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it's alleged the men took apart the bomb to create a chemical device

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instead which would emit Officers say the men were arrested

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before that plot became advanced. Detailed forensic

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searches are continuing. A third man is being

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questioned by police. Airport security routines have

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now returned to normal. Passengers are being assured

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the threat has been disrupted, but new questions have been raised

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over how explosives could be sent into Australia by the Islamic State

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and how the terror threat The England Women's football team

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were knocked out of the Euros last You were watching, were due? I was.

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I was watching the end of it. The Lionesses suffered a 3-0

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defeat in the semi final, bringing an end to their hopes

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of lifting the trophy. Still proud of them though.

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Of course! Katie Gornall was watching

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the action for us. Three for the Netherlands. Their

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European dream is over. Mark Sampson's site convince themselves

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they were good enough to win this championship at instead the

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Netherlands advance. England are back to square one. There were tears

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and hugs, because they gave absolutely everything in the last 12

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months to try to come here and achieve something special. Overall

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the emotion from my end is a huge sense of pride. Throughout the match

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it was those in orange juice -- who shone brightness. Medina heading in

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the direction of the final midway through the first half. With England

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behind for the first time in the tournament, Ellen White had a strong

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claim for a penalty but the referee was unmoved must do the frustration

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of Mark Sampson. What was needed was a cool head. Pharrell Williams might

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usually so reliable, did nothing to settle the nerves. Double delight

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for the Dutch and England only had themselves to blame. It would get

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worse for England. And on -- and own goal summed up a miserable night and

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there was disappointment for fans back in the dead to believe this

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team might end England's will wait for a major corrective. The players

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will leave the Netherlands thinking what might have been. This was a

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dark and disappointing night for the side. All the progress they've made

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in getting here they were ineffective against the Netherlands.

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On a positive note this tournament will give a boost back home, even if

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England were able to take the final step.

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We will be talking about that more corrupt programme.

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They did do us proud. They did. A supermarket in Greater Manchester

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has received a number of complaints from customers who accused builders

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of wolf-whistling at them. It turned out the local workmen were

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very right to protest their innocence, because look with was! We

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couldn't believe it. We kept telling the customers when they came in and

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they think it is hilarious. I have people looking at me when he's

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whistling and they go -- and I go, no, it's the parrot!

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It later turned out that this chap is the actual culprit.

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A local, called Ted, and that was his owner.

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He's a cheeky parrot who lives in a pet shop just across the road.

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That must have being quite funny. I wonder how many workmen got

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berated for being so rude! Shall we have a look at the papers?

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The front pages, lots of different stories, real variety. Picking up on

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the news which came out about the death of Robert Harvey at the age of

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91, and of course his famous role in All Creatures Great and Small. And

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the chaos, the Daily Mail has described, at the airports, always

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this time of year when you are panicking. Sometimes there can be

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trouble at the airports. Some stories on the front of the Daily

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Telegraph to look at. Scrutiny into the former French President.

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Prosecutors are investigating links Sarkozy had with Qatar's 2022 bed,

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with suggestions he benefited from deals linked with the state bid. --

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bid.. And Mo Farah taking a Selvie in the London stadium. This is how

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important it is to him. It is his last major appearance. He will be

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running the 10,000 metres tonight. We will be there of course. Usain

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Bolt having his swansong. The Times has a story on the NHS, saying the

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NHS doesn't deserve more money because it wastes so much on poor

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care according to a senior surgeon who has the job of driving up

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standards. What have you got for us this morning? Yesterday we were

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playing the game of trying to decipher what the governor of the

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Bank of England was trying to say. It was the inflation report

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yesterday. We had no rise in interest rates. The question is when

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they might go up. The Bank of England playing the balancing act.

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They know that inflation is rising. When it rises you would normally

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raise rates to cool it and stop us spending. They are worried about

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economic growth in the wake of the Brexit vote. They say that it could

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happen in a year. I was in the city yesterday and most are expecting

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that to happen next year. And a great story in the Sun. Let me see

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if you can see it. One way of dealing with pollution on roads is

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for these weird plastic tunnels over the most polluted roads. The idea is

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the tunnels are made from a material to absorb nitrogen dioxide and

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protect people who live nearby. Quite rightly someone makes the

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point about not wanting to drive through a tunnel full of car fumes.

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You would have to be in your car with the AEC switched on. It would

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be like being in a polluted greenhouse. Should the drivers have

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to pay for it? If the tunnel will suck up the pollution, then it won't

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be bad. Just to indulge, thank you, I love this. Why did you thank him?

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He gave me the picture. Karate Kermit impersonating the crane. That

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is the other leg. Just in case you can't see it. The famous Karate Kid

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pose. Your legs would go through the roof! He will have to try it now.

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Maybe later. We heard Gavin out in Sicily talking about the Brits

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flying to the continent experiencing record breaking heat.

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She's in the Olympic Park ahead of the athletics.

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Good morning. I am at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east

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London standing in front of the London stadium. This was the hub of

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activity five years ago the Olympics. Today we see the start of

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the athletics World Championships. Above the London stadium we have

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blue skies. It is quite a fresh start to the day. It is quite cool

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and breezy. That is in contrast to what is happening in southern

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Europe. So, across Europe we have heat wave conditions persisting. Yet

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again we expect temperatures of around 40 degrees or more across

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Greece, through the Balkans and into Italy. Another day 40 degrees or

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more. The heat extends across Sardinia, Corsica, the western

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Mediterranean and Spain, where we might see 43 degrees today. Closer

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to home, a contrast. It is a fresh and breezy start. It will be another

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day of sunshine and showers. Most of the showers will be across northern

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and western parts. Especially in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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England and one or so see few of the showers through the day. In the

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afternoon in Scotland, plenty of showers. One or two rumbles off

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under possible. Across northern England, showers fewer and further

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between with sunshine. East Anglia and the south-east, it is looking

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dryer with a couple of isolated showers. We continue to see the mix

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of sunny spells and scattered showers. Temperatures ranging

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between 18 in Newcastle to around 22 in London. Further west across the

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country in the south-west of England and Wales, one or two isolated

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showers. Most places should avoid them. It will be bright and breezy

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with temperatures in the high teens. Further north-west into Northern

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Ireland the showers quite frequent through the afternoon. There could

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be the odd heavy one and maybe an isolated chance of a thunderstorm.

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Temperatures around 17 degrees. As we move through this evening in two

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tonight across the country we keep the showers for northern and western

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parts. England and Wales mostly dry with some clear spells but it will

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feel chilly tonight with temperatures falling to around about

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11- 14 degrees in towns and cities. It is call in the countryside.

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Through the day tomorrow we start the morning with heavy showers

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across parts of Wales. They will develop more widely across England

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and why is. There might be some heavy ones with hail and thunder and

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the chance of surface water flooding. They will be hit and miss.

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The far south likely to stay dry. Scotland and Northern Ireland have

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the mix of sunshine and heavy showers. Temperatures around 16- 21.

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So the scene continues through the weekend into Sunday with some

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showers. It will be an improved day on Sunday. Rain in northern and

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western parts of the country. Much of England and Wales has a dry day,

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slightly lighter winds with temperatures around 15- 21 degrees.

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That's it for now. Back to you both. It definitely feels as if it's

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getting better, doesn't it, after the rain? Things are looking up.

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Good, see you later. And guess is inside the stadium as well with all

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of the latest on the action from the world athletics a little bit later

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on. You're watching

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Breakfast from BBC News. The main stories this morning:

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The World Athletics Championships Two of the sport's biggest names,

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Usain Bolt and Mo Farah, will be in action during

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the opening session. Temperatures reaching 45 degrees

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Celsius in parts of Italy and the Balkans have led several

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countries to issue special warnings Why were safety concerns apparently

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ignored in the run up That's one of the issues residents

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want the public inquiry to consider, with today being the deadline for

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suggestions of what it should cover. The disaster also raised questions

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about high-rises elsewhere Graham Satchell has been to meet

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the residents of a tower block in Salford, which was refurbished

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with cladding that's since been How can somebody put something like

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that on a block that was combustible? It is unbelievable. It

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is not fireproof. It has failed all of the tests. So, no matter what

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they say, you feel uneasy now. Ask us what we want doing with our

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homes. Do you feel safe? No. Thorn Court in Salford, it is 22 stories

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high, the cladding and installation here has failed a series of fire

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safety tests. We're still up in the air about what's going on. Residents

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like John had been told the cladding on their block will be removed but

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as yet they don't know when. So have you got a timetable? No. What you

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think about that? Discussed it, 'cause everyone is on edge. Three

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people on the 20th floor, to people on the 19th floor in wheelchairs,

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how are they going to get down? Dawn has lived here for 26 years. She

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used to work as a security officer and fire marshal in Manchester. I

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did a risk assessment, I brought a Fire Service here and we failed, and

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we are still failing. Fire doors that don't shut properly on the

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corridors. Fire doors that don't shut properly in our house. This is

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our lies that they are a messing about with and we are potentially

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living in a death trap, all of us. And they don't seem to care. They

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just... They just don't seem to care. An independent judge has been

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appointed to examine the cause of the fire at Grenfell Tower in

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London. Public consultation on the terms of reference to that enquiry

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closes today. Many here want it to look not just at the fire but the

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way more broadly council tenants are treated. When that council tenants

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and there is a stigma with council tenants. -- we're council tenants.

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We're not looked after in a sense you ring up for something to be

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done, or have a complaint, and they don't listen to us. Do you think

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they care about you? Obviously not. If this was a private block, it

:24:44.:24:48.

would be much better. There would be a sprinkle system, to start with.

:24:49.:24:52.

There would be and whatnot. They should change the way we are

:24:53.:24:55.

treated. We are second-class citizens at the moment. You can't...

:24:56.:25:00.

You can't actually see people. They are faceless. Pendleton Together,

:25:01.:25:07.

who manage Thorn Court for Salford council told us work to remove the

:25:08.:25:11.

cladding will start as soon as further tests have been completed.

:25:12.:25:14.

They say the safety of residents is their primary concern and that extra

:25:15.:25:18.

fire prevention measures have been put in place, including 24-hour fire

:25:19.:25:22.

marshal patrols. But the residents we spoke to are still living with

:25:23.:25:24.

uncertainty, anger and fear. Pendleton Together, which manages

:25:25.:25:28.

Thorn Court and a number of other tower blocks in Salford,

:25:29.:25:31.

insists the safety of its residents A spokesperson told the BBC,

:25:32.:25:34.

"Our priority is the safety of our residents and we urge anyone

:25:35.:25:39.

who has any concerns to contact us Throughout the morning we will be

:25:40.:25:43.

going to Edinburgh for the festival. The 70th Edinburgh Festival

:25:44.:25:57.

gets under way today. Thousands of performers

:25:58.:26:00.

will fill hundreds of venues, while even more people flood

:26:01.:26:02.

to the city to watch them take Charlie is there for

:26:03.:26:05.

us this morning. There is loads of action already?

:26:06.:26:17.

Yes. It is early for performers, this time of day. We have some

:26:18.:26:21.

people here with us. I am looking at the sky hoping it won't rain. We are

:26:22.:26:25.

at the Edinburgh Festival this morning. Such an amazing place, 70

:26:26.:26:30.

years it has been running. Around 8000 tickets sold when it first

:26:31.:26:34.

started. That is up to half a million. Now, you can hear the noise

:26:35.:26:41.

to my left. Let's introduce you to the Magnets. Good morning,

:26:42.:26:44.

gentlemen. You are going to sing for us this morning. Will you take us

:26:45.:26:53.

back to the 80s? 1982 to the Rocky Three theme song, the Eye of the

:26:54.:26:57.

Tiger. # It is the eye of the Tiger, it is

:26:58.:27:02.

the thrill of the fight. # Wising up to the challenge of our

:27:03.:27:11.

arrival. # and he is watching us all with the eye of the Tiger. Now, come

:27:12.:27:18.

with me over this side of the performance centre and you can see

:27:19.:27:21.

this in action right now. Careful up there. This is not ideal weather. I

:27:22.:27:27.

am no expert. Four acrobatics, it is a little chilly this morning. They

:27:28.:27:33.

have come from Canada to perform at the festival. Flying a way to the

:27:34.:27:39.

slightly cloudy skies of Edinburgh. We will be hit through the morning

:27:40.:27:44.

this morning with Acrobat is, with jugglers, with contortionists and we

:27:45.:27:49.

have authors as well as comedians all joining us a little later --

:27:50.:27:59.

Acrobats. I am watching that very carefully because... We are safe on

:28:00.:28:05.

the ground. Thank you very much. We have lots of guests joining us on

:28:06.:28:09.

the so far. A minifestival here on Breakfast this morning. Right now,

:28:10.:28:10.

as Plenty more on our website

:28:11.:28:10.

at the usual address. Hello, this is Breakfast,

:28:11.:31:38.

with Naga Munchetty and Steph Sir Mo Farah and the fastest man

:31:39.:31:41.

on the planet, Usain Bolt, will be in action this

:31:42.:31:48.

evening, on the first day of the World Athletics

:31:49.:31:51.

Championships in London. It will be the last time

:31:52.:31:54.

both athletes compete A record 650,000 tickets have been

:31:55.:31:56.

sold for the ten day event. Jess will have the sport

:31:57.:32:06.

from the London Stadium in just There it is, leading in sunshine

:32:07.:32:09.

this morning. -- beating. Parts of Europe are experiencing

:32:10.:32:18.

their warmest sustained heatwave Temperatures peaked at more than 40

:32:19.:32:21.

degrees in parts of Italy, Several countries have

:32:22.:32:25.

issued health warnings, as temperatures continue to soar

:32:26.:32:33.

and some regions are also contending with drought

:32:34.:32:36.

and forest fires. This is the situation in Sicily

:32:37.:32:39.

at the moment and we'll have more on the heatwave with Sarah

:32:40.:32:43.

in the weather shortly. A British computer expert,

:32:44.:32:49.

who helped stop the WannaCry cyber attack that crippled the NHS,

:32:50.:32:52.

has appeared before a judge in the US over alleged links

:32:53.:32:55.

with other malicious software. Marcus Hutchins, who's 23

:32:56.:32:58.

and from Devon, was arrested in Las Vegas on suspicion

:32:59.:33:01.

of distributing malware designed to steal bank and

:33:02.:33:03.

credit card details. Police in Australia say two men

:33:04.:33:11.

charged with plotting to bring down a plane were taking directions

:33:12.:33:14.

from a senior commander in the so-called Islamic

:33:15.:33:17.

State group in Syria. Investigators believe

:33:18.:33:19.

they had made a bomb A third man is still

:33:20.:33:21.

being questioned. HMRC has pledged to make

:33:22.:33:29.

"significant improvements" to its new child benefit

:33:30.:33:31.

website after complaints The Treasury Select Committee has

:33:32.:33:33.

demanded the change. The site is meant to help parents

:33:34.:33:39.

access the tax-free childcare scheme and free childcare for all three

:33:40.:33:42.

and four-year-olds. One of the world's tallest

:33:43.:33:48.

residential buildings, the Torch tower in Dubai,

:33:49.:33:50.

has caught fire for the second time Firefighters say the 79-storey

:33:51.:33:53.

building was evacuated without any injuries and the blaze

:33:54.:33:57.

is now under control. A previous fire in 2015 was blamed,

:33:58.:33:59.

in part, on flammable cladding. The great and good of athletics

:34:00.:34:12.

will descend on London for the World Championships,

:34:13.:34:15.

which begin today. We've got so Mo Farah, Usain Bolt, a

:34:16.:34:26.

host of others. It's going to be a great day and a great week.

:34:27.:34:29.

Jess is at the London Stadium for us this morning.

:34:30.:34:31.

The sunny speaking -- son is picking through. It looks like it will be a

:34:32.:34:40.

good day? The weather is OK at the moment.

:34:41.:34:45.

Welcome to the London stadium. Home to so many special memories from the

:34:46.:34:49.

London Olympics, five years ago. Doesn't time fly? I am on the 100

:34:50.:34:55.

metres start line and looking at the finish it's a lot further than it

:34:56.:35:01.

looks on TV. This is where some of the world's top athletes will begin

:35:02.:35:05.

their World Athletics Championships. This event is expected to be very

:35:06.:35:11.

well attended. 250,000 fans are expected to pass through the stadium

:35:12.:35:15.

this weekend alone and if they are lucky to have tickets for this

:35:16.:35:18.

evening they are in for a treat. Sprint legend Usain Bolt will be in

:35:19.:35:23.

action. He starts on the 100 metres preliminary rounds and this will of

:35:24.:35:29.

course as you say be his last major championship before he retires. He

:35:30.:35:34.

hangs up his spikes after this. Also on the tracks tonight, so Mo Farah

:35:35.:35:40.

goes in the final of the 10,000 metres. This very track was what

:35:41.:35:48.

propelled Mo Farah into the British limelight, becoming a superstar back

:35:49.:35:52.

in London five years ago when he won his first Olympic medal. It will be

:35:53.:35:57.

a fitting end to his track career because he focuses on the marathon

:35:58.:36:00.

after this. If he could do the double gold again.

:36:01.:36:04.

The Scottish runner Laura Miller also goes in 1500 heats.

:36:05.:36:20.

There is also a cloud hanging over Scottish athletics at the moment.

:36:21.:36:26.

Russia has apologised for the first time over the doping

:36:27.:36:29.

scandal uncovered by the McLaren report.

:36:30.:36:32.

Athletics' governing body, the IAAF, banned Russia in November 2015 over

:36:33.:36:35.

The head of Russia athletics says the ban

:36:36.:36:49.

was correct and has said sorry to those athletes beaten by dopers.

:36:50.:36:52.

19 Russians will be competing as neutral athletes here

:36:53.:36:55.

Onto football and England women's hopes of a first major title ended

:36:56.:36:59.

last night when they were beaten by hosts the Netherlands

:37:00.:37:02.

in the semi-finals of the European Championship

:37:03.:37:06.

and, despite being the highest ranked team left in the competition,

:37:07.:37:09.

the Lionesses were beaten 3-0 in Enschede.

:37:10.:37:11.

The Dutch now face Denmark in the final.

:37:12.:37:13.

We are just trying to do each other up still. We've worked really hard

:37:14.:37:19.

and deserved to get as far as we have. We deserve to get further but

:37:20.:37:24.

it was advice on the night. I think everyone is just trying to stay

:37:25.:37:27.

positive and look towards the World Cup.

:37:28.:37:29.

Brazil forward Neymar has signed for Paris Saint-Germain for a world

:37:30.:37:32.

The deal smashes the previous record set by Paul Pogba's transfer

:37:33.:37:45.

when he returned to Manchester United last year.

:37:46.:37:47.

Neymar will earn over ?40 million a year as part of a five year deal.

:37:48.:37:51.

Everton are through to the Europa League play-offs

:37:52.:37:53.

after they beat Slovakian side Ruzom-berok.

:37:54.:37:59.

A goal from Dominic Calvert-Lewin was enough to give them a 2-0

:38:00.:38:02.

But Aberdeen are out, beaten 2-0 in the second leg

:38:03.:38:07.

of their qualifier by Cypriot side Apollon Limassol,

:38:08.:38:09.

Englands cricketers hold a 2-1 series lead over South Africa

:38:10.:38:16.

as the fourth and final Test starts at Old Trafford.

:38:17.:38:20.

It's been announced that the pavilion there will be

:38:21.:38:23.

renamed after England's record wicket taker James Anderson.

:38:24.:38:25.

A plaque will be unveiled before play starts.

:38:26.:38:35.

Very well deserved for Anderson. I wonder what Usain Bolt will have

:38:36.:38:43.

named after him when he finally retires? Probably a few stadiums

:38:44.:38:46.

around the world. That's a good question. What would

:38:47.:38:50.

you want named after you? I would want a street in

:38:51.:38:53.

Middlesbrough or something like that.

:38:54.:39:01.

A chocolate bar. Munch on Munchetty. So I'm planning the evening with the

:39:02.:39:04.

schedule. I am still distracted by the

:39:05.:39:07.

chocolate bar. Go on. It would be tasty! Anyway, I'm

:39:08.:39:13.

planning the evening. There's so much going on, I have the plan what

:39:14.:39:17.

I am cooking, two-time food with chocolate and athletics. We could go

:39:18.:39:26.

through the schedule, but someone else can explain it better.

:39:27.:39:31.

Britain's Laura Muir begins her quest. She won the 1500 and 3000

:39:32.:39:41.

metres gold at the indoor European Championships in March. She suffered

:39:42.:39:44.

a stress fracture to her foot in June but still intends to double up.

:39:45.:39:50.

It isn't goodbye Usain Bolt yet, but the finish line is definitely

:39:51.:39:54.

insightful Jamaican sprinter. He's not running the 200 metres this

:39:55.:39:58.

year, so this is his individual swansong and final act will be part

:39:59.:40:05.

of the 4x100 metres relay next week. Both are also browse out from the

:40:06.:40:08.

tracks seen later this month. He's not been beaten in a global

:40:09.:40:12.

championship final since 2011 and will look to cap his track career

:40:13.:40:15.

with another two titles in London. He will race in the 5000 metres

:40:16.:40:21.

eight days from now. That's next Saturday and Mo Farah will be

:40:22.:40:25.

determined to make it another super one. Coverage of the Opening

:40:26.:40:30.

Ceremony starts at its PM on BBC Two and the action will be on BBC One

:40:31.:40:36.

from seven p.m.. There you go.

:40:37.:40:41.

Your weekend can be planned out now. Let's talk is less. Ben, what would

:40:42.:40:50.

you want named after you? Surely a building. A skyscraper.

:40:51.:40:59.

There you go. The Ben. Good morning. We are talking about

:41:00.:41:05.

retail. We have retail results from Next. We did better than predicted

:41:06.:41:09.

but other retailers are struggling. New figures this morning show sales

:41:10.:41:13.

on the high street fell Summer is the time when

:41:14.:41:16.

they should be going up. Kate Hardcastle is a retail expert

:41:17.:41:22.

at Insight with Passion. What is going on? This is the time

:41:23.:41:33.

when you would expect retailers to be flogging all of that summer stuff

:41:34.:41:37.

before the autumn stuff comes in. They aren't managing to do it. It is

:41:38.:41:42.

driven by as in part because we are the tail wagging the dog. As

:41:43.:41:45.

consumers we want everything instantly now, we want more

:41:46.:41:50.

personalised offers, we want trends to be in shops sooner, so we don't

:41:51.:41:53.

buy that traditional calendar of things coming to the shops and

:41:54.:41:57.

hanging around for six months, then picking them up on sale at the end,

:41:58.:42:01.

we want them fast moving, items we have perhaps been on social media

:42:02.:42:06.

and we want them in our house quickly. We have a talent on the

:42:07.:42:11.

high street but also a rise of brands that can turn around things

:42:12.:42:15.

quickly. If you talk to those traditional brands, that still have

:42:16.:42:19.

the high street stores, they all have an online presence as well but

:42:20.:42:22.

they are still not managing to quite get it right. So everything you say

:42:23.:42:26.

is true, clearly, that we want things quicker and we want things we

:42:27.:42:30.

have seen online. How do they hope to compete? We will have to take a

:42:31.:42:34.

small part of the market. Part of it has got to be that got to get

:42:35.:42:38.

products in sooner and they've got to identify trends. I personally

:42:39.:42:41.

believe retailers still think too much from the inside out and

:42:42.:42:45.

everything is out there. The consumer is giving you information

:42:46.:42:48.

and you've got to bring it in. They've got to realise it's a

:42:49.:42:52.

different market, much more die looted, and shoppers have the

:42:53.:42:55.

strength, confidence and knowledge to find what they want and they will

:42:56.:42:59.

try different rant and new retail, so it won't be the same again --

:43:00.:43:04.

different brands. Try to work to be a better retailer for the future and

:43:05.:43:08.

stop white all that said, summer is traditionally the period when

:43:09.:43:11.

retailers do well. They aren't doing that. What will autumn and winter

:43:12.:43:16.

bring? Before long we will be talking about Christmas sales.

:43:17.:43:22.

Things like Black Friday have come in. Three out of stores have sales

:43:23.:43:28.

on before we even get to December, so they've got to realise it is

:43:29.:43:32.

about being on trend, getting faster moving products, realising consumers

:43:33.:43:35.

have been taught to buy at discount or with codes so they won't go in

:43:36.:43:39.

and think full price is acceptable unless it is something they can't

:43:40.:43:45.

live without. One example of that is Next sold full price merchandise

:43:46.:43:48.

really well during the hot weather. The T-shirts went well. So it's

:43:49.:43:52.

about having the right product at the front of the store, which is

:43:53.:43:55.

what online does well. Zooming out of it. Underlying all of these

:43:56.:44:00.

issues is the fact that things have gotten more expensive if you are

:44:01.:44:05.

importing them from abroad. A lot of stuff is made in other countries, so

:44:06.:44:09.

the cost of that for these retailers is more expensive because of the

:44:10.:44:13.

week pound. Is there a way they can offset it? We've spoken to a lot of

:44:14.:44:17.

businesses who think, maybe we can buy British again. The idea of

:44:18.:44:29.

buying British is growing, and it is environmental as well. That solves

:44:30.:44:32.

the problem of maybe getting it quicker, because if it is made here

:44:33.:44:38.

it can get in the shops quicker. The cosmetics industry has seen huge

:44:39.:44:41.

growth because of things like Instagram and tutorials, so it is

:44:42.:44:45.

about finding those trends in fashions and getting on top of them

:44:46.:44:48.

straightaway. The other thing is trying to make sure you preserve a

:44:49.:44:53.

good price point and be fair to customers. They want to be

:44:54.:44:58.

respected. If you are a shopper do you do it now or hang on? Will it

:44:59.:45:02.

get cheaper? It won't get cheaper but you will find deal of the deal,

:45:03.:45:07.

to be savvy and if you can don't buy on impulse because you will always

:45:08.:45:11.

pay a greater price. Good tips as always. Thank you.

:45:12.:45:16.

I will have the results from RBS for you just after 7am and of course it

:45:17.:45:23.

is the bank that is majority owned by us as taxpayers, so I will have

:45:24.:45:30.

the details just after 7am. It has been interesting lately. They have.

:45:31.:45:37.

With all of the PPI payments. It is 70% owned by taxpayers, so when it

:45:38.:45:40.

does well we might see a better return on the investment. You would

:45:41.:45:42.

hope. Thank you. See you later. You're watching

:45:43.:45:45.

Breakfast from BBC News. Record crowds are expected

:45:46.:45:47.

at the World Athletics Championships in London later, as Usain Bolt

:45:48.:45:50.

and Sir Mo Farah race in their last Temperatures are expected to reach

:45:51.:45:54.

44 degrees Celsius today in parts of Europe, in the hottest sustained

:45:55.:46:00.

heatwave in more than a decade. So, we've got the heat wave going on

:46:01.:46:14.

in Europe. The World Athletics Championships

:46:15.:46:19.

get under way today. Sarah's at The Queen Elizabeth

:46:20.:46:22.

Olympic Park for us this morning. Sarah, we're looking forward

:46:23.:46:25.

to seeing the likes of Usain Bolt, but are we safe from

:46:26.:46:27.

the lightening variety? Terrible pun. Terrible pun! There

:46:28.:46:41.

are could be some bolts around England and Wales with heavy showers

:46:42.:46:45.

around. This morning, blue skies, quite a fresh field to the weather

:46:46.:46:50.

above the London stadium. This part of East London was transformed

:46:51.:46:55.

between 2005 and 2012 in time for the Olympics, of course, five years

:46:56.:47:00.

ago now, and we are left with world-class sporting facilities

:47:01.:47:04.

within this beautiful park, which is the size of 300 football pitches. It

:47:05.:47:08.

is free to visit through the year. It is quite bright and breezy with a

:47:09.:47:13.

chilly morning. A real contrast with what is happening elsewhere across

:47:14.:47:17.

Europe. In southern Europe and other hot day and the heatwave continues

:47:18.:47:21.

through Greece and the Balkans, temperatures around 40 degrees. And

:47:22.:47:26.

Italy, we have an ongoing drought situation. And another day of

:47:27.:47:31.

temperatures above 40 degrees. Very hot and humid and uncomfortable.

:47:32.:47:34.

Further west across the Mediterranean to heat continues into

:47:35.:47:38.

Spain with temperatures topping around 43 Celsius once again. Closer

:47:39.:47:44.

to home in the UK and other day of sunshine and showers around. It

:47:45.:47:48.

won't be as windy as yesterday. Quite pleasant feeling. This morning

:47:49.:47:52.

most of the showers are across northern and western parts.

:47:53.:47:56.

Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, and much of Wales and England have a

:47:57.:48:01.

dry and fine day with a lot of sunshine. Less blustery than

:48:02.:48:05.

yesterday so it will feel a little bit warmer. Into the afternoon

:48:06.:48:09.

showers in Scotland will be heavy and persistent with the odd isolated

:48:10.:48:13.

rumble of thunder mixed in. Further south in northern England, sunny

:48:14.:48:18.

spells, one or two showers and temperatures around 18 degrees. Into

:48:19.:48:22.

East Anglia and the south-east most of us avoid most of the showers. It

:48:23.:48:28.

will feel a little, so fairly fine but again fairly breezy. To the

:48:29.:48:33.

south-west of England and Wales, a minister of sunny spells and showers

:48:34.:48:39.

but not as frequent as yesterday. For Northern Ireland today the

:48:40.:48:43.

showers will be frequent with some heavy burst of rain. It won't be

:48:44.:48:46.

raining all the time with some sunshine in between. Temperatures

:48:47.:48:50.

around 17 or 18 degrees. Into this evening and overnight we continue to

:48:51.:48:54.

see the showers for northern and western parts of the country.

:48:55.:48:57.

England and Wales mostly dry and clear. It will feel quite chilly

:48:58.:49:01.

with temperatures around 11- 14 degrees in towns and cities. And at

:49:02.:49:12.

at cooler in the countryside. So a fresh start to Saturday morning.

:49:13.:49:15.

Some heavy showers initially in Wales. They will be more widespread

:49:16.:49:18.

in England and Wales on Saturday. Somehow and thunder mixed in with

:49:19.:49:21.

the chance of some surface water flooding particularly through Wales,

:49:22.:49:23.

the Midlands and East Anglia. Elsewhere across the country the

:49:24.:49:26.

showers are fewer and further between, mostly dry in the

:49:27.:49:29.

south-east with temperatures between 16- 21 degrees. Through to the

:49:30.:49:33.

second half of the week and on Sunday it will be an improved day on

:49:34.:49:43.

central eastern areas. Many of us avoid the showers and it will feel a

:49:44.:49:47.

little bit warmer as well in the sunny spells, less breezy and

:49:48.:49:50.

temperatures on Sunday afternoon between around 15- 21 degrees, so

:49:51.:49:56.

that's how the weekend is looking. Thanks very much, Sarah. It looks

:49:57.:50:00.

sunny. Not so great in Edinburgh. The umbrella is out. It is the start

:50:01.:50:07.

of the Edinburgh Festival. There is tap dancing going on behind you.

:50:08.:50:09.

I am twirling my umbrella as if I am going to do a routine myself, but I

:50:10.:50:20.

am not. It is sort of raining. Not much. Let me introduce you to

:50:21.:50:23.

someone who will do a performance. This is David and the act is

:50:24.:50:28.

Velocity. You are under cover, you are in the right place. You are

:50:29.:50:32.

going to do some tap dancing for us. Yes, we will introduce you to

:50:33.:50:40.

Velocity. You have brought some tap dancing shoes for me? Yes, I

:50:41.:50:44.

definitely have. OK, please go ahead. One, two...

:50:45.:50:54.

Now, we're gonna leave David. I've got to tell you, every time he has

:50:55.:51:15.

done the rehearsal, he has put a bit more into it. I want to take your --

:51:16.:51:24.

and moment to introduce you. They are celebrating 70 years today and

:51:25.:51:28.

some of the stories around this festival are remarkable. It was set

:51:29.:51:33.

up by a man who had fled the Nazis from Germany and we are going to

:51:34.:51:38.

meet Ingrid and Henry, 93 years old. You will love Henry's bowtie. They

:51:39.:51:45.

fled the Nazis in 1935 and they have been to every Edinburgh Festival -

:51:46.:51:50.

they have just finished - they have been to every Edinburgh Festival

:51:51.:51:53.

other than one since that date. Let's hear what they had to say.

:51:54.:51:58.

May, 1939, I came back in the transport, a traumatic Germany

:51:59.:52:09.

through Holland and eventually we landed in Great Britain. The child

:52:10.:52:18.

refugees from Germany... 92. 93. I am not 93, and my? We were all

:52:19.:52:27.

interested in music. When music was going on, we said, can we afford to

:52:28.:52:34.

go? The first music and drama festival in Scotland's capital come

:52:35.:52:40.

120,000 visitors. We were young, we had very little money. But we didn't

:52:41.:52:45.

mind standing up the back. Orchestras from many countries, from

:52:46.:52:51.

Europe, even America within the first couple of years. All of a

:52:52.:52:56.

sudden there was life, there was a rekindling of life, art and music.

:52:57.:53:00.

People were determined. People determined to lead a better life,

:53:01.:53:05.

and it did work, it did. Because it had been... I think they were

:53:06.:53:10.

determined that it should change, and should be better. This iconic

:53:11.:53:16.

singer, Kathleen Ferrier, who became a star in a very short time. It was

:53:17.:53:21.

fantastic. And once, having tasted that, of course, there was no

:53:22.:53:25.

stopping us. We were hooked from that moment. I saw Jonathan Miller

:53:26.:53:31.

and Michael Pailin. I mean, it was absolutely outstanding. We only knew

:53:32.:53:38.

these people vaguely now and again on television. Here they were there.

:53:39.:53:43.

No, they were there. It really made it. And they are also bringing back

:53:44.:53:50.

this year, they are bringing back La Boheme, because they played it in

:53:51.:53:54.

1947, so they are bringing things back that for 70 years ago. The

:53:55.:53:58.

festival is changing. It has to change, and it has to grow.

:53:59.:54:04.

So, that was Ingrid and Henry. It is a fantastic story. It sort of

:54:05.:54:12.

symbolises what this festival is all about. Milton Jones is with me this

:54:13.:54:16.

morning. I feel as if I has just got up. You have dressed very rightly

:54:17.:54:21.

for us. There is a uni cyclist coming by just now. Do you do that

:54:22.:54:26.

work? No, he knows what he is doing, he is no pushover, although he could

:54:27.:54:32.

be. Very good! What is so special about Edinburgh? You do stand up.

:54:33.:54:36.

How is it for you? It has been very good over the years. I have only

:54:37.:54:40.

been here ten times which is not much for a comic with some

:54:41.:54:44.

contemporaries coming 20 odd times. What you do is lot of gigs in a row.

:54:45.:54:48.

You suddenly get a lot better quickly when you are younger. And

:54:49.:54:53.

also it gives people a chance to see things before they get beat. OK.

:54:54.:54:59.

People, famous people. -- big. And a lot of people who are never seen

:55:00.:55:03.

again. It gives them a chance to have a go at what they are good at,

:55:04.:55:08.

what they think they are good at. A moment ago you were explaining how

:55:09.:55:12.

it gets nasty at the end. Is it a comedian thing? I come here for a

:55:13.:55:18.

couple of weeks. Sort of third week in people know who the good shows

:55:19.:55:22.

are and then a lot of shows don't have people and I call it the

:55:23.:55:25.

international leaflet festival as well. Everyone has... It is like

:55:26.:55:31.

1000 egomaniacs in a city saying, look at me. At the end of three

:55:32.:55:35.

weeks, people are not looking at certain people who are here. So they

:55:36.:55:40.

can get better. Presumably people are desperate to see you. You are

:55:41.:55:44.

one of the big names. Do you ever when it wasn't like that for Milton

:55:45.:55:48.

Jones? Ireland are having to go to the street today people to come in.

:55:49.:55:52.

-- I remember. What is harder is when there are two or three people

:55:53.:55:56.

in the audience. It is hard to play. It has changed now fortunately into

:55:57.:56:02.

a lead in. Then I go onto that. It is really difficult when you start.

:56:03.:56:07.

You learn to do it on the job. And is there a theme to your show,

:56:08.:56:11.

something that is a particular thing? I am imagining what it would

:56:12.:56:16.

be like if I was in power. The all politics is quite low. I thought, I

:56:17.:56:22.

should a go myself. I don't want to make the Donald Trump mistake that

:56:23.:56:26.

Mexicans make good fighters went it is actually pronounced fajitas. It

:56:27.:56:34.

is dream material. If you fancy going on the Uni cycle, can we

:56:35.:56:41.

arrange that? If you want to? I am going back to bed. It is lovely to

:56:42.:56:46.

see you. Have a great festival. We have plenty more this morning. And

:56:47.:56:51.

we have more live performances as well. The rain, you can probably

:56:52.:56:55.

hear, is coming down hard. We will have more later. Right

:56:56.:00:17.

Sunday should be dry, there'll be some sunshine

:00:18.:00:20.

and temperatures will peak in the low 20s.

:00:21.:00:22.

I'm back with the latest from the BBC London newsroom

:00:23.:00:25.

Hello, this is Breakfast, with Naga Munchetty and Steph

:00:26.:00:46.

The biggest names in athletics gather in London as the 16th

:00:47.:00:49.

Sir Mo Farah and Usain Bolt are both in action as they aim

:00:50.:00:55.

to bring their careers on the track to a close with gold medals.

:00:56.:01:00.

The action gets under way later here at the London stadium,

:01:01.:01:04.

five years to the day since the 2012 Olympics

:01:05.:01:07.

Organisers will be hoping for more memorable moments.

:01:08.:01:26.

Good morning, it's Friday fourth August.

:01:27.:01:28.

A record breaking heatwave hits large parts of southern Europe.

:01:29.:01:35.

Authorities issue urgent warnings as temperatures go above 43 Celsius.

:01:36.:01:40.

This is the scene this morning in Sicily, which has had some

:01:41.:01:44.

We'll be hearing how locals and holiday makers there are coping

:01:45.:01:51.

I am here at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park,

:01:52.:01:58.

where I will bring more details on the temperatures in southern

:01:59.:02:01.

Europe, as well as a full UK forecast, in about 15 minutes.

:02:02.:02:07.

I'll have more on how hot those temperatures could get in Europe -

:02:08.:02:11.

and on the forecast for the UK where its going to be...

:02:12.:02:14.

Bank of Scotland have told us that they plan to move some staff to

:02:15.:02:18.

Amsterdam after Brexit. They also reported their first half

:02:19.:02:33.

year profit in 3 years. Also this morning: Disappointment

:02:34.:02:36.

for England's women at the European football championship,

:02:37.:02:39.

as they are knocked out in the semi For 70 years people have been

:02:40.:02:41.

flocking to this amazing city. You can see the castle behind me,

:02:42.:02:52.

the castle is in shadow in the rain. You can see the performers and

:02:53.:02:54.

acrobats behind me right now. We've got acrobats,

:02:55.:02:55.

performers, singers, They are already in

:02:56.:02:56.

action this morning. We've got a mini festival

:02:57.:02:59.

right here on Breakfast. Sir Mo Farah and the fastest man

:03:00.:03:02.

on the planet, Usain Bolt, will be in action this

:03:03.:03:07.

evening on the first day of the World Athletics

:03:08.:03:10.

Championships in London. That is my evenings faltered,

:03:11.:03:15.

absolutely. -- evening sorted. It will be the last time

:03:16.:03:26.

both athletes compete A record 650,000 tickets have been

:03:27.:03:30.

sold for the ten day event. Our sports news correspondent,

:03:31.:03:34.

Andy Swiss, has more. Five years on from London

:03:35.:03:36.

2012, they are back. The world's top athletes

:03:37.:03:39.

chasing global glory, Tonight Mo Farah could once again

:03:40.:03:40.

light up the stadium as he goes on the 10,000 metres in his last

:03:41.:03:45.

major championships. It's once-in-a-lifetime

:03:46.:03:47.

to have the Olympics at your doorstep, and to do

:03:48.:03:58.

what I did, and then you come back years later

:03:59.:04:01.

and it's the World Championships and I'm like, you know what,

:04:02.:04:03.

I'm going to end it at that track. While Mo Farah is back competing

:04:04.:04:07.

here, the other stars Greg Rutherford is injured,

:04:08.:04:10.

Jessica Ennis-Hill retired - the hosts will have

:04:11.:04:13.

to find new heroes. For the sport, meanwhile,

:04:14.:04:15.

it's goodbye to the greatest. Tonight, Usain Bolt will begin his

:04:16.:04:18.

quest for the final 100 metres title This is a moment I've

:04:19.:04:21.

been looking forward to. After the race or during the race

:04:22.:04:24.

the emotions will come out, If there is applause

:04:25.:04:28.

and cheering I'll be happy, but they will find ways to get

:04:29.:04:32.

emotions out of you. It will be the fondest of farewells

:04:33.:04:35.

and as the athletes arrive once again the stage is set for

:04:36.:04:39.

some golden moments. Will the Sun be shining down? It is

:04:40.:04:59.

at the moment. We will be checking in throughout this morning and

:05:00.:05:03.

looking at the schedules of who is running and when -- sun.

:05:04.:05:06.

Parts of Europe are experiencing their hottest sustained heatwave

:05:07.:05:08.

Several countries have issued health warnings,

:05:09.:05:15.

as temperatures continue to soar and some regions are having

:05:16.:05:17.

to contend with droughts and forest fires.

:05:18.:05:20.

The highest recorded temperature was 43 degrees celsius

:05:21.:05:22.

Sicily experiencing highs of 42 degrees.

:05:23.:05:49.

That's where our Europe correspondent, Gavin Lee,

:05:50.:05:51.

A lot of people are finding this very unpleasant.

:05:52.:05:54.

This is the northern part of Sicily and

:05:55.:05:57.

It may be the hottest part of the country. This is a pattern we have

:05:58.:06:12.

seen not just in Italy but in Spain, Florence, but a pest, hungry, across

:06:13.:06:15.

the Balkans and Serbia. For four days now, temperatures have been

:06:16.:06:24.

hitting 40 degrees or more. To bear this in mind, we are talking about

:06:25.:06:28.

the record temperature in Europe which was 48.9, we are almost going

:06:29.:06:34.

to touch that. You can see that there were some forest fires last

:06:35.:06:44.

night. Trees in the distance, quite beautiful. We are going to talk

:06:45.:06:48.

about how people are coping with this. And you girls, you are both

:06:49.:07:03.

aged six? Yes! Tell me about what has been happening for you? Since we

:07:04.:07:11.

arrived, it has been really hot. We expected that, that was what we

:07:12.:07:14.

wanted from the holiday, but it is probably slightly hotter than what

:07:15.:07:20.

we expect did. But we have had fun, made fun of it and obviously been

:07:21.:07:25.

taking care. Putting the sunscreen on, making sure the girls are

:07:26.:07:30.

protected. Eating lots of ice cream and swimming in the Paul. There are

:07:31.:07:37.

seven government warnings, so being careful is very important. -- pool.

:07:38.:07:47.

Have you stayed inside? We have stayed in the shade most of the

:07:48.:07:51.

time, there is a nice breeze because we are close to the coast. We have

:07:52.:07:55.

not had that much to worry about in terms of staying inside. Let me

:07:56.:08:00.

bring you to win. What has your dad said about the best things to do in

:08:01.:08:08.

this type of really hot weather? He says that you can have a drink, that

:08:09.:08:15.

could call you down. And he said that you could have some ice cream

:08:16.:08:19.

to call you down. Ice cream and drinks to call you down, some very

:08:20.:08:26.

good things. And you were told you should yet in the swimming pool as

:08:27.:08:33.

well? Yes! 3 million people come to Italy from Britain every year,

:08:34.:08:36.

mostly in the summer. So, this is going to continue at least until the

:08:37.:08:39.

middle of next week. We've had an update

:08:40.:08:57.

from RBS this morning - Well documented problems at RBS of

:08:58.:09:07.

course, so we have kept a close eye on what they are doing. They have

:09:08.:09:11.

had a profit, however, for the full year they expect to make a loss. We

:09:12.:09:17.

have talked about the litigation problems, putting things right that

:09:18.:09:22.

they have done wrong before. They are changing the way that the bank

:09:23.:09:30.

operates. They need to split from their image problems, a lot of

:09:31.:09:35.

high-street branches are closing. Great news for the half-year, but

:09:36.:09:39.

they have told us this morning that they are putting out their plans for

:09:40.:09:44.

Brexit. What do financial institutions do when we leave the

:09:45.:09:48.

European Union? They have said they would choose Amsterdam as its base

:09:49.:09:51.

outside of the UK and it may relocate some staff, only talking at

:09:52.:09:59.

about 150 at the moment. Some will be relocated from headquarters. It

:10:00.:10:03.

really does show how the banks are having to think about what happens

:10:04.:10:09.

next. Amsterdam is RBS's choice. That is a little bit closer to home

:10:10.:10:14.

in terms of how it affects us. We care about it a bit more because we

:10:15.:10:26.

or in 71% of it. We don't get a choice, but the government did bail

:10:27.:10:31.

it out. It is interesting, you compare this to Lloyds, they are in

:10:32.:10:35.

a very similar position. That has been returned to the private

:10:36.:10:41.

investors. We have still got nearly three quarters of RBS, so when it

:10:42.:10:45.

does well, we see a better return. We are getting closer to be able to

:10:46.:10:50.

start thinking about returning to private hands, but it is still a

:10:51.:10:55.

long way off. The first half-year profit in three years, a profit of

:10:56.:11:00.

?939 million. So that is good news. Police in Australia say two men

:11:01.:11:16.

charged with plotting to bring down a plane, were taking directions

:11:17.:11:19.

from a senior commander in the so-called Islamic

:11:20.:11:22.

State group in Syria. Investigators believe

:11:23.:11:24.

they had made a bomb A third man is still

:11:25.:11:26.

being questioned. A British computer expert,

:11:27.:11:29.

who helped stop the cyber attack that crippled the NHS,

:11:30.:11:31.

has appeared before a judge in the US over alleged links

:11:32.:11:34.

with other malicious software. Marcus Hutchins, aged

:11:35.:11:36.

23 and from Devon, appeared in a Las Vegas court

:11:37.:11:38.

charged with creating a programme designed to steal bank

:11:39.:11:41.

and credit card details. Do you get offended if someone gives

:11:42.:11:57.

you a wolf whistle? Yes, although I must admit it happens quite aware --

:11:58.:12:02.

rarely. A supermarket in Greater Manchester

:12:03.:12:08.

has received a number of complaints from customers who accused builders

:12:09.:12:11.

of wolf-whistling at them. Turns out the local workmen

:12:12.:12:13.

were right to protest We keep telling the customers when

:12:14.:12:20.

they come in, I think it's Valerius. I have to say, it's not me, it's the

:12:21.:12:22.

parrot. It later turned out that this chap

:12:23.:12:28.

is the actual culprit - a local, called Ted,

:12:29.:12:31.

and that was his owner. He's a cheeky parrot who lives

:12:32.:12:33.

in a pet shop just across the road. I wish they could teach him how to

:12:34.:12:45.

serve things, that would be quite funny as well. I don't think we need

:12:46.:12:49.

you teaching him how to say anything! I promise I will never do

:12:50.:12:54.

that accent again. The England Women's football team

:12:55.:12:56.

were knocked out of the Euros last The Lionesses suffered a 3-0

:12:57.:12:59.

defeat in the semi final, bringing an end to their hopes

:13:00.:13:04.

of lifting the trophy. I bet you feel pretty good this

:13:05.:13:24.

morning? Yes, we were watching it last night and we were like,

:13:25.:13:31.

creeping. But it didn't quite work out for us. Have you spoken to

:13:32.:13:37.

Nikita? I haven't, but I sent her a text. What we would really like to

:13:38.:13:42.

know, obviously they were hugely disappointed afterwards, we will

:13:43.:13:47.

talk about the performance. But they must have gone out and commiserated,

:13:48.:13:54.

how were they feeling as a team? When you are facing a competitor,

:13:55.:14:00.

they have trained and worked hard. They wanted to get that win and get

:14:01.:14:05.

into the final, make a bit of history. It didn't quite work out,

:14:06.:14:09.

so they will be commiserating. Talking about working out, we were

:14:10.:14:14.

watching some of the coverage in the run-up to it. They have worked so

:14:15.:14:18.

much harder than they ever have before, so much training has gone

:14:19.:14:24.

into this? Yes, even for the home clubs, the soccer league is tough. A

:14:25.:14:33.

lot of training and a lot of tournaments before. It has proved

:14:34.:14:37.

that it works, they've gone further than they've borne in the tournament

:14:38.:14:42.

before. But it is just one of those things. Had it Nikita feel about not

:14:43.:14:51.

being played? Just very similar, she wanted to be there and be involved.

:14:52.:14:58.

But she knows she is part of the team -- how did. She has to

:14:59.:15:02.

establish herself, and that will only come in time. She scored the

:15:03.:15:09.

winning goal against Portugal? Yes, she did. She has had a brilliant

:15:10.:15:15.

tournament. It is inevitable that after the progress that has been

:15:16.:15:19.

made, and the disappointment, England were the favourites. Mark

:15:20.:15:25.

Sampson, the head coach, has said, in tournament football, small things

:15:26.:15:29.

can make a big difference. I made some mistakes, I will go away and

:15:30.:15:34.

reflect. I will do a better job next time. What do you think it could

:15:35.:15:38.

have done differently? It's always easy to say that and blamed the

:15:39.:15:43.

coach when something doesn't go... He said he has made some mistakes.

:15:44.:15:49.

The team would get some criticism, but in terms of him saying that...

:15:50.:15:57.

People... Coaches are always going to take the slack. It is good of him

:15:58.:16:05.

to say that, because looking back, there were some things that I

:16:06.:16:09.

thought could have been changed. It is easy to say that in hindsight.

:16:10.:16:13.

Everyone thinks it is going to go a certain way when you are starting

:16:14.:16:18.

out. It is also just the luck of the draw.

:16:19.:16:24.

The support was brilliant behind the Lionesses this time, something like

:16:25.:16:33.

300 million watched, and that must make a difference. It does, and like

:16:34.:16:38.

I say, from the growth of the women's league and it just being out

:16:39.:16:45.

there, it makes the sport grow, and it makes people want to play it and

:16:46.:16:49.

build it from the ground. The whole country has been behind so... Top

:16:50.:16:54.

family as well, you guys. So competitive in our house, everything

:16:55.:17:00.

is a competition. I don't want to be at your house at for Christmas with

:17:01.:17:05.

boardgames, it would be dangerous. It has been lovely to have you.

:17:06.:17:10.

Thank you. And send our best to Nikita. We are proud of the team.

:17:11.:17:12.

Sarah's at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park all morning as we look

:17:13.:17:15.

They be concerned about whether the sun is going to shine? It is a

:17:16.:17:28.

beautiful start here at the London stadium with blue skies and

:17:29.:17:33.

sunshine. Certainly, the anticipation is building. It is a

:17:34.:17:37.

beautiful setting here at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It is the

:17:38.:17:43.

size of 300 football parks and it is free to visit. It is a bright and

:17:44.:17:47.

blustery start with a fresh feel to things. A real contrast to southern

:17:48.:17:52.

Europe. We have heard about the ongoing heatwave conditions. Across

:17:53.:17:56.

Europe through the day it is another hot day. The heat continuing through

:17:57.:18:00.

Greece, the Balkans and across Italy today. We are likely to see

:18:01.:18:05.

temperatures across the region up to around 40 degrees or even more. And

:18:06.:18:10.

of course as the ongoing drought situation across many parts of Italy

:18:11.:18:15.

as well. He continues further west into Spain, with top temperatures

:18:16.:18:20.

reaching around 43 degrees, so another hot day. There is the hint

:18:21.:18:24.

that things will turn fresher gradually through the course of the

:18:25.:18:29.

weekend. It is a day of sunshine and showers today across the UK. We will

:18:30.:18:34.

see showers mainly across northern and western areas. South and east,

:18:35.:18:38.

fewer showers, further between as well with more sunshine and less 20.

:18:39.:18:45.

-- less windy. Showers for Scotland and Northern Ireland into northern

:18:46.:18:50.

Wales. This afternoon. When some of the showers could be heavy with the

:18:51.:18:56.

odd rumble of thunder mixed in. Further south into northern England,

:18:57.:18:59.

sunshine between the showers will be hit and miss. Many places avoid

:19:00.:19:05.

them. Across East Anglia and the south-east the showers are few and

:19:06.:19:09.

far between with temperatures 22- 23 degrees. Fairly breezy. It will be

:19:10.:19:15.

pleasant in between the showers. Elsewhere, sunny spells, scattered

:19:16.:19:18.

showers. For Northern Ireland, showers will be quite frequent. One

:19:19.:19:24.

or two heavy bursts of rain. Through the evening and overnight tonight we

:19:25.:19:28.

will keep the showery theme for many northern and western areas. Further

:19:29.:19:32.

south and east across England we are likely to see clear skies and it

:19:33.:19:36.

will be quite fresh first thing Saturday morning. Temperatures

:19:37.:19:45.

around 11 214 and fresher in the countryside. After that another day

:19:46.:19:50.

of showers, especially heavy across Wales -- 11- 14. In East Anglia they

:19:51.:19:56.

could be very heavy at times. Hail potentially and surface water

:19:57.:20:00.

flooding. The far south is mostly dry. Further north in Scotland and

:20:01.:20:04.

Northern Ireland, some sunshine in between the showers. Temperatures

:20:05.:20:09.

around 16- 21 degrees. Through the second half of the weekend, showers

:20:10.:20:15.

on Sunday for Scotland, Northern Ireland and north-western England

:20:16.:20:18.

and Wales. Elsewhere it is an improved day with more sunshine and

:20:19.:20:23.

less breezy than Sunday with temperatures around about 15- 21

:20:24.:20:28.

degrees. Thank you. It looks lovely. What a great day for it. The time is

:20:29.:20:33.

7:20am. Why were safety concerns apparently

:20:34.:20:35.

ignored in the run up That's one of the issues residents

:20:36.:20:37.

want the public inquiry to consider, with today being the deadline for

:20:38.:20:42.

suggestions of what it should cover. The disaster also raised questions

:20:43.:20:45.

about high-rises elsewhere Graham Satchell has been to meet

:20:46.:20:47.

the residents of a tower block in Salford, which was refurbished

:20:48.:20:52.

with cladding that's since been How can somebody put something

:20:53.:20:54.

like that on a block So, no matter what they say,

:20:55.:21:00.

you feel uneasy now. Ask us what we want

:21:01.:21:25.

doing with our homes. Thorn Court in Salford,

:21:26.:21:30.

it's 22 stories high, the cladding and installation

:21:31.:21:39.

here has failed a series We're still up in the air

:21:40.:21:42.

about what's going on. Residents like John have been told

:21:43.:21:54.

the cladding on their block will be removed but as yet

:21:55.:21:58.

they don't know when. Disgusting, 'cause

:21:59.:22:00.

everyone's on edge. Three people on the 20th floor,

:22:01.:22:11.

two people on the 19th floor all in wheelchairs, how are these

:22:12.:22:17.

people going to get down? Dawn Lewis has lived

:22:18.:22:19.

here for 26 years. She used to work as a security

:22:20.:22:22.

officer and fire marshal in I did a risk assessment,

:22:23.:22:26.

I brought the Fire Service and we've failed, and

:22:27.:22:31.

we are still failing. Fire doors that don't shut

:22:32.:22:33.

properly on the corridors. Fire doors that don't shut

:22:34.:22:36.

properly in our house. This is our lives that they are

:22:37.:22:39.

a messing about with, and we are potentially

:22:40.:22:42.

living in a death trap, An independent judge has been

:22:43.:22:44.

appointed to examine the cause of the fire at Grenfell

:22:45.:22:55.

Tower in London. A public consultation on the terms

:22:56.:23:00.

of reference for that Many here want it to look not just

:23:01.:23:02.

at the fire but the way more broadly We're council tenants

:23:03.:23:08.

and there is a stigma You ring up for something to be

:23:09.:23:11.

done, or have a complaint, If this was a private block,

:23:12.:23:19.

it would be much better. There'd be a sprinkle

:23:20.:23:34.

system, to start with. They should change

:23:35.:23:40.

the way we are treated. We are second-class

:23:41.:23:44.

citizens at the moment. Pendleton Together, who manage

:23:45.:23:46.

Thorn Court for Salford council, told us work to remove the cladding

:23:47.:23:53.

will start as soon as further tests They say the safety of residents

:23:54.:23:57.

is their primary concern and that extra fire prevention measures

:23:58.:24:01.

have been put in place, including 24-hour

:24:02.:24:04.

fire marshal patrols. But the residents we spoke

:24:05.:24:05.

to are still living Pendleton Together, which manages

:24:06.:24:07.

Thorn Court and a number of other tower blocks in Salford,

:24:08.:24:23.

insists the safety of its residents A spokesperson told the BBC,

:24:24.:24:26.

"Our priority is the safety of our residents and we urge anyone

:24:27.:24:30.

who has any concerns to contact us So we are talking comedy, culture,

:24:31.:24:47.

festivity and actors, that is just what Charlie gets up to. No.

:24:48.:24:49.

The 70th Edinburgh Festival gets under way today.

:24:50.:24:51.

Charlie is there for us this morning.

:24:52.:24:53.

Lots going on. Where are you? Morning. We have been in and out of

:24:54.:25:05.

the tents because of the rain. You would have heard it in the forecast.

:25:06.:25:09.

We are a little worried about the forecast. It is OK. You can see

:25:10.:25:14.

behind me on stage we have David. He would do a performance in a moment.

:25:15.:25:18.

Lovely to see you this morning. If you come this way with me for a

:25:19.:25:23.

moment as well, we have a variety of acts here. It is comedy, it is

:25:24.:25:29.

authors as well. If you look this way, rather bravely, in a fairly

:25:30.:25:35.

gloomy conditions, we have the contortionist act, and, given the

:25:36.:25:41.

conditions, slightly damp and cold, they are doing a little of their

:25:42.:25:45.

routine this morning. And we are just watching. We have the music

:25:46.:25:54.

behind us. And, rather bravely, they carry on regardless. Come back with

:25:55.:26:02.

me. I am going to disrupt David. You have brought some shoes for me. They

:26:03.:26:07.

are the wrong size. By polished them for you! Steffi is in the studio.

:26:08.:26:13.

She is good at dancing herself. I will let you do your thing. --

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Steph. We are live from Edinburgh through

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the morning this morning. 70 years of performances we are

:27:03.:30:23.

I'm back with the latest from the BBC London newsroom

:30:24.:30:26.

Now, though, it's back to Naga and Irish dancing Steph.

:30:27.:30:37.

Hello this is Breakfast, with Naga Munchetty and Steph

:30:38.:30:40.

Sir Mo Farah and the fastest man on the planet, Usain Bolt,

:30:41.:30:44.

will be in action this evening, on the first day

:30:45.:30:47.

of the World Athletics Championships in London.

:30:48.:30:49.

It will be the last time both athletes compete

:30:50.:30:51.

A record 650,000 tickets have been sold for the 10-day event.

:30:52.:31:03.

And Jess will have the sport from the London Stadium in just

:31:04.:31:06.

It looks like the weather is going to be good for the competitors

:31:07.:31:13.

today. Sarah will be keeping us up to date.

:31:14.:31:17.

Parts of Europe are experiencing their warmest sustained heatwave

:31:18.:31:20.

Temperatures peaked at more than 40 degrees in parts of Italy,

:31:21.:31:24.

Several countries have issued health warnings as temperatures continue

:31:25.:31:31.

to soar, while some regions are also contending with drought and forest

:31:32.:31:34.

Police in Australia say that two men charged with plotting to take down a

:31:35.:31:42.

plane were taking orders from a senior commander from a member of

:31:43.:31:48.

Islamic State. A third man is still being questioned. One of the world

:31:49.:31:57.

's tallest buildings have scored fire for the second time in two

:31:58.:32:02.

years. The Torch Tower, 79 stories high, was evacuated without any

:32:03.:32:06.

injuries. The blaze is under control. A previous fire in 2015 was

:32:07.:32:11.

blamed in part on flammable cladding.

:32:12.:32:15.

Coming up on the programme, Sarah will have a round up

:32:16.:32:18.

of today's weather from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

:32:19.:32:21.

That's because the World Athletics Championships begin today.

:32:22.:32:23.

And Jess is at the London Stadium for us with this morning's sport.

:32:24.:32:26.

Still a bit chilly, but expected to warm up? I hope so. I am very

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chilly! We have moved up into the stadium where the world's best

:32:39.:32:43.

athletes are back at the venue of the London Olympics. Such special

:32:44.:32:48.

memories were created. We are not getting under way tonight, but the

:32:49.:32:53.

staff are hard at work here. They are sweeping, cleaning the seats to

:32:54.:32:59.

make sure everything is in tiptop condition for when the fans arrive

:33:00.:33:04.

tonight. There are expected to be quite a number of fans. A quarter of

:33:05.:33:11.

a million are expected to pass through. They are in free real

:33:12.:33:21.

treat, they will get see Usain Bolt. -- for a. It is his last major run

:33:22.:33:29.

of his career, retiring at the end of the season. You have to wonder

:33:30.:33:37.

how much the sport of athletics will miss this special character. Mo

:33:38.:33:46.

Farah will also be in this stadium, the final of the 10,000 metres. It

:33:47.:33:52.

would be fantastic if he could win a double gold in the 5000 metres and

:33:53.:33:57.

10,000 metres. What a fitting end to his track career it would be. We

:33:58.:34:02.

have also got a possible future British star in Laura Muir. She goes

:34:03.:34:10.

in the heat of the 1500 metres and she could be an outside the that for

:34:11.:34:17.

a medal. Lots to look forward to as we get under way on the BBC tonight.

:34:18.:34:21.

Leaving you onto the football, where English women are heartbroken. They

:34:22.:34:27.

are out of the European championship at the semi-final stage. Crossing

:34:28.:34:33.

live to our reporter in the Netherlands. The likes of Germany,

:34:34.:34:37.

long considered the Queens of Europe. They were already knocked

:34:38.:34:44.

out, it seems like this was very much a missed opportunity? A huge

:34:45.:34:51.

opportunity missed. The cleanup operation is getting up into full

:34:52.:34:58.

swing. England have a real feeling of deflation. The Netherlands have a

:34:59.:35:04.

feeling of elation, they will return to face Denmark in the final.

:35:05.:35:08.

England came into this tournament with huge expectations. They wanted

:35:09.:35:14.

and planned to win the tournament. By the semi-final stage, they were

:35:15.:35:18.

the highest ranked team in the tournament, fifth in the world. They

:35:19.:35:24.

had won four matches, scoring 11 goals and conceding just one. But it

:35:25.:35:30.

all went wrong on the night in front of 30,000 fans. It was a record for

:35:31.:35:34.

women's would all in the Netherlands. The Dutch really turned

:35:35.:35:41.

on the stars, England hit the post. After half-time, the Dutch made it

:35:42.:35:48.

two, and no team in women's European champion history has come back to

:35:49.:35:55.

win from 2-0 down. And so, the Dutch got a third goal in virtually the

:35:56.:35:59.

last kick of the match. The English team were in tears at the end. As

:36:00.:36:04.

they were being interviewed at the end, they were devastated. England

:36:05.:36:08.

will now plan ahead for the World Cup in France in 2019. They are out

:36:09.:36:18.

of the semi-final stage. No success for the British women. We are back

:36:19.:36:23.

at the London stadium. We are just thinking, what would Usain Bolt do

:36:24.:36:29.

once he has finished his track career? Any ideas? He is retiring at

:36:30.:36:35.

the end of the season. Hasn't he tried all sorts of things? He has

:36:36.:36:40.

turned his hand to so many different sports. I would hate to be the

:36:41.:36:43.

person to say he could do something because he is just so talented. I

:36:44.:36:49.

think he has plans of being a professional footballer. He was

:36:50.:36:53.

training at one of the German clubs. He is a huge fan of Manchester

:36:54.:36:59.

United as well. What do you think? He would still entertain us. It

:37:00.:37:06.

would be great. I am preparing my evening, I cannot stay up too late,

:37:07.:37:10.

but the last race based on the schedule is at 20 past nine. I have

:37:11.:37:18.

got it all planned, when I am going to eat in between each race. And

:37:19.:37:25.

planning for me, I am coming around for dinner. You will want to plan

:37:26.:37:29.

your evening as well, take a look at this.

:37:30.:37:35.

Britain's Laura Muir begins her quest.

:37:36.:37:37.

She won the 1500 and 3000 metres gold at the indoor

:37:38.:37:41.

She suffered a stress fracture to her foot in June

:37:42.:37:50.

It isn't bye-bye Bolt yet, but the finish line is definitely

:37:51.:37:54.

He's not running the 200 metres this year, so this is his individual

:37:55.:38:00.

swansong and his final act will be as part of the 4x100 metres

:38:01.:38:03.

Sir Mo Farah will also bow out from the track scene

:38:04.:38:08.

He's not been beaten in a global championship final since 2011

:38:09.:38:12.

and will look to cap his track career with another two

:38:13.:38:15.

He will race in the 5000 metres eight days from now.

:38:16.:38:19.

That's next Saturday and Mo Farah will be determined to make it

:38:20.:38:22.

Coverage of the Opening Ceremony starts at 6pm on BBC Two

:38:23.:38:43.

and the action will be on BBC One from 7pm.

:38:44.:38:47.

I bet the athletes would really like good weather this morning!

:38:48.:38:54.

And Sarah is there for us this morning to tell us if the weather's

:38:55.:38:58.

It was very chilly first thing this morning, but now it is warming up.

:38:59.:39:05.

Blue skies. Anticipation is building ahead of the start of the world

:39:06.:39:10.

athletics Championships later on today. There have been 60 million

:39:11.:39:19.

visitors to this park since the Olympics. 660,000 tickets have been

:39:20.:39:25.

sold. Certainly above the London stadium at the moment, blue skies

:39:26.:39:30.

and sunshine. A fresh start to the day, but certainly a different story

:39:31.:39:33.

though the south across Europe. We have got heatwave conditions

:39:34.:39:36.

continuing for another few days. Right across Greece and the Balkans,

:39:37.:39:43.

we could see temperatures at around 40 degrees or so. That continues

:39:44.:39:49.

into Italy where we have the ongoing drought situation. In the

:39:50.:39:53.

Mediterranean, the heat continues into Spain. Temperatures could reach

:39:54.:40:02.

around 43 Celsius. A mix of sunshine and showers in the UK today. Most

:40:03.:40:07.

showers across northern and western areas, particular for Scotland,

:40:08.:40:11.

Northern Ireland, and Wales. Further south and east, fewer showers to be

:40:12.:40:16.

seen. A bit more sunshine. Slightly lighter winds, feeling a bit warmer.

:40:17.:40:21.

This afternoon across Scotland, some showers could be quite heavy. The

:40:22.:40:26.

odd rumble of thunder. Temperatures 17- 18 degrees. Further south, sunny

:40:27.:40:33.

spells. A few showers cropping up. Heading to east Anglia and the

:40:34.:40:37.

south-east, showers hit and miss. Many places staying dry altogether.

:40:38.:40:42.

It will feel quite pleasant in the sunshine today. Showers fairly hit

:40:43.:40:51.

and miss in Wales. Temperatures in the high teens. Across to Northern

:40:52.:40:54.

Ireland, plenty of showers in the afternoon. Temperatures around 17

:40:55.:41:02.

Celsius in Belfast. This evening and tonight, continuing with the showery

:41:03.:41:09.

theme. Though the south and east, under clear skies, feeling quite

:41:10.:41:12.

fresh and chilly this morning. Temperatures 11- 14 in the towns,

:41:13.:41:18.

cities a little bit colder and countryside as well. The weekend

:41:19.:41:22.

starts on a fresh note. Heavy showers across Wales, drifting

:41:23.:41:26.

through the Midlands and East Anglia. Could be heavy and

:41:27.:41:31.

potentially thundery, could be some hail and surface water flooding. Far

:41:32.:41:38.

south avoiding most of those, Scotland seeing a mix of sunshine

:41:39.:41:41.

and showers. Temperatures 16- 21 degrees. Sunday brings more rain

:41:42.:41:46.

across the north-west of the country. An improved picture further

:41:47.:41:52.

south and east. Light winds dry with some sunshine, temperatures 15- 21

:41:53.:42:00.

degrees. That does look better. Very nice.

:42:01.:42:08.

So what sort of shape will the sport be in once the party is over?

:42:09.:42:12.

Another man bidding farewell to his post is the outgoing Chairman

:42:13.:42:15.

How do you think this is going to compare to the Olympics? I think it

:42:16.:42:24.

is going to knock it sideways. When you look at the athletics in Rio, it

:42:25.:42:28.

was in a crumbling old Stadium. Now, we've got the greatest stadium in

:42:29.:42:32.

the greater city in the world. We will be watching top-class

:42:33.:42:37.

athletics, it is going to be sensational. What do you think will

:42:38.:42:41.

be the highlights? You look at it day to day and you see that every

:42:42.:42:45.

night there is something fantastic. All I can do at the moment is look

:42:46.:42:49.

at the weekend. Tonight, we've got to Mo Farah. He is the favourite,

:42:50.:42:56.

but then tomorrow, through the heats in the semifinals, it is Usain

:42:57.:43:03.

Bolt's last race. Then we see a lot of British medal prospects. Any

:43:04.:43:11.

night to tune the BBC and watch it, there is going to be something great

:43:12.:43:15.

to look forward to. Usain Bolt and Mo Farah, both of them seeing their

:43:16.:43:23.

last major competitions. How big of a loss will that be? It is a big

:43:24.:43:29.

loss, but it is always the case that there are young people coming in to

:43:30.:43:34.

replace them. Sometimes stars pop up when you least expect it. Ten years

:43:35.:43:40.

ago, Usain Bolt was bursting onto the scene. Mo Farah was in the

:43:41.:43:45.

middle of the pack with championship races, and now he is right at the

:43:46.:43:49.

front. New talent is coming through Britain and we have got some very

:43:50.:43:53.

exciting 200 metre runners. They may well win a gold medal. People at

:43:54.:43:58.

home may not have heard of them yet, but they will have in two weeks

:43:59.:44:02.

time. That is one of the best things about this sport, it is so diverse.

:44:03.:44:07.

Male and female, you have got a whole smorgasbord. One of the

:44:08.:44:13.

controversies surrounding the sport is doping. We have heard Usain Bolt

:44:14.:44:18.

said that the sport will die if they do not stop doping. Do you think

:44:19.:44:24.

that is right? That is right. In any walk of life, you find cheats around

:44:25.:44:29.

any corner. There are 200,000 athletes here, will they all be

:44:30.:44:34.

clean? I doubt it. But authorities are working to weed them out. Two

:44:35.:44:38.

sprinters were banned yesterday as a result of a failed drug test. I

:44:39.:44:43.

think that is good, because if there were no failed test, you would not

:44:44.:44:46.

be thinking they were working hard enough. They are gradually winning

:44:47.:44:48.

that battle And Ed, you are heading out the door

:44:49.:44:58.

soon, you have been in the job 11 years. And I know that Jessic

:44:59.:45:01.

Ennis-Hill's coach has been critical of your time in charge. He has

:45:02.:45:07.

taught about you not doing enough to support British coaches. Haven't you

:45:08.:45:12.

been supportive? We have done huge amounts. We have a different

:45:13.:45:15.

philosophy to the way coaching should be structured. We have

:45:16.:45:20.

fantastic coaches coming through. Kelly's Arvesen and Christian

:45:21.:45:22.

Malcolm are on the coaching team here with athletes in the team and

:45:23.:45:27.

that is all well and good. Tony is a great guy. He is a really heavy

:45:28.:45:31.

weight intellectual thinker. There is more way than one to skin a cat

:45:32.:45:37.

and we are doing it slightly differently. He will be in the BBC

:45:38.:45:43.

commentary box over the coming days to listen to Tony because he is a

:45:44.:45:46.

Renaissance man. He is a great thinker about the sport and he

:45:47.:45:50.

issued listen to him. Thank you for your time. The chairman of UK

:45:51.:45:55.

athletics, in charge of the world athletic championships beginning

:45:56.:45:56.

today. Time to talk about RBS and a hint of

:45:57.:46:03.

what is happening with our stake. RBS, the bank that's about 70%

:46:04.:46:09.

owned by the taxpayer, says it's made a profit

:46:10.:46:12.

for the first time in three years. Yep, a first half-year profit

:46:13.:46:18.

for the bank in three years, but it's just for

:46:19.:46:21.

the last six months. It's still on track for a loss

:46:22.:46:26.

for the year overall. That's because of the cost

:46:27.:46:29.

of litigation and restructuring. It's also said it will relocate some

:46:30.:46:37.

staff to Amsterdam after Brexit, as part of its preparations to make

:46:38.:46:40.

sure it can still access the lucrative EU market if we lose

:46:41.:46:44.

what's known as passporting rights. Laith Khalaf is from the investment

:46:45.:46:48.

firm Hargreaves Lansdown. On the face of it, decent figures

:46:49.:46:57.

for the first half of the year. It is the full year that we will look

:46:58.:47:02.

at. That is still posing some big problems. We should acknowledge we

:47:03.:47:07.

have a rare bit of good news for RBS. Almost ?1 billion of profit,

:47:08.:47:12.

that is ahead of expectations. The bank is saying we expect to be

:47:13.:47:17.

profitable within 2018. We don't expect to be profitable in 2017. The

:47:18.:47:22.

reason is there are litigation issues. The bank is dealing with

:47:23.:47:27.

those. It has done a lot of deals in the first half. A lot of those have

:47:28.:47:32.

been consigned to the past. There is still an outstanding fine from the

:47:33.:47:36.

Department of Justice in the US, which has estimated somewhere

:47:37.:47:40.

between ?4 billion and ?19, that is a huge fine, set to hit this year.

:47:41.:47:46.

Interesting that once again the banks are paying, cleaning up the

:47:47.:47:51.

mess they have been in since 2008, and such a familiar tale. And as

:47:52.:47:57.

such slow progress for the bank. There are litigation problems all

:47:58.:48:01.

across the sector. You only have to look at Barclays and Lloyds

:48:02.:48:05.

recently. They also put money aside for PPI. We have been hearing about

:48:06.:48:09.

that for years. It is still an ongoing risk. In many ways they were

:48:10.:48:14.

the same in that they needed a bailout. Lloyds and RBS were bailed

:48:15.:48:20.

out by taxpayers. Lloyds is back in private hands. It has been returned

:48:21.:48:24.

to the private sector. RBS nowhere near yet ready to be sold off. It is

:48:25.:48:29.

simplistic to say that Lloyds has done a good job and RBS hasn't. RBS

:48:30.:48:34.

had more problems to start with. That has set it back a lot. It has

:48:35.:48:39.

been a long process. Lloyds has just this year got back into private

:48:40.:48:43.

hands. RBS is a long way from that. The current share price is around

:48:44.:48:52.

?2.50, which taxpayers paid five lb. Amsterdam, in the announcement they

:48:53.:49:02.

might move on and 50 people there. It is quite a change. Why do they

:49:03.:49:08.

need to do that? The banks have to put in contingency plan. We don't

:49:09.:49:12.

know what will happen with Brexit. It makes sense to prepare for the

:49:13.:49:15.

worse. If you look at the numbers, it is not huge competitive total

:49:16.:49:20.

number of staff. I would see this as a toehold on the continent in case

:49:21.:49:24.

they need to give it a cross in the event of Brexit negotiations not

:49:25.:49:30.

going to plan. So many ifs and buts and maybe. Thank you. More from me

:49:31.:49:38.

on RBS after 8am. I will see you then. Have you been to the Edinburgh

:49:39.:49:42.

Festival? I would love to go. We have never been either. It has been

:49:43.:49:47.

going for 70 years. 70 years it has been going on. Not that you're that

:49:48.:49:52.

old. Between us we might add up to 70.

:49:53.:49:52.

Charlie is in Edinburgh this morning as the 70th edition of the world's

:49:53.:49:56.

largest arts festival gets under way.

:49:57.:49:58.

Talking to people who have been to almost every single one. There is so

:49:59.:50:04.

much to see. He has some of the performers with him as well. Thank

:50:05.:50:11.

you. These guys you are watching, it is mesmerising, they do a

:50:12.:50:18.

combination of juggling, these ball tricks, and close-up, the noise,

:50:19.:50:23.

they are weaving into each other, it is absolutely immaculate. They are

:50:24.:50:26.

performing at the Edinburgh Festival. 70 years it has been going

:50:27.:50:30.

on. Follow me through. I have to talk in a hushed voice while they

:50:31.:50:35.

are performing. I don't know why. It is slightly damp and cold this

:50:36.:50:40.

morning. It is not ideal weather for the contortionists. I am not an

:50:41.:50:44.

expert. They are very bravely taking to the main stage this morning.

:50:45.:50:49.

Thank you. We are here all morning showing you some of the acts and

:50:50.:50:53.

talking about the history. We will try to walk around these guys. 70

:50:54.:50:59.

years people have been flooding to Edinburgh for this festival. 1947 is

:51:00.:51:03.

when it was started. It was started by a man who fled from the Nazis in

:51:04.:51:12.

the 1930s and we will meet a remarkable couple, Ingrid and Henry.

:51:13.:51:20.

In 1939 they fled from Nazi Germany and came to the UK. Since then they

:51:21.:51:24.

have been to all but one of the Edinburgh Festival is. It is an

:51:25.:51:28.

extraordinary achievement and they are real characters -- Festivals.

:51:29.:51:30.

Look out for the bowtie. May, 1939, I came back

:51:31.:51:37.

in the transport, a traumatic trip from Germany through Holland,

:51:38.:51:39.

and eventually we landed When we heard there was music

:51:40.:51:42.

going on, we said, can To the first music and drama

:51:43.:52:08.

festival in Scotland's capital We were young, we had

:52:09.:52:12.

very little money. But we didn't mind

:52:13.:52:19.

standing up the back. Orchestras from many countries,

:52:20.:52:23.

from Europe, even America All of a sudden there was life,

:52:24.:52:25.

there was a rekindling of life, People determined to lead

:52:26.:52:30.

a better life, and it did I think they were determined

:52:31.:52:40.

that it should change, This iconic singer,

:52:41.:52:44.

Kathleen Ferrier, who became a star And once, having tasted that,

:52:45.:52:53.

of course, there was no stopping us. I saw Jonathan Miller

:52:54.:52:59.

and Michael Palin. I mean, it was

:53:00.:53:02.

absolutely outstanding. We only knew these people vaguely

:53:03.:53:04.

now and again on television. And they are also bringing back this

:53:05.:53:07.

year, they are bringing back La Boheme, because they played it

:53:08.:53:17.

in 1947, so they are bringing things It has to change,

:53:18.:53:21.

and it has to grow. Ingrid Adam Henry there. Good

:53:22.:53:52.

morning. -- and Henry. That little peace and it ago, both 93 years old.

:53:53.:53:57.

You get a sense of history in this place. Newcomers, relatively, in

:53:58.:54:02.

those terms. Amazing, isn't it? Yes, only 80 theatre groups came in the

:54:03.:54:07.

first show. There are eight in the next ten minutes. The festival has

:54:08.:54:11.

developed. It has been a real honour. We were looking through one

:54:12.:54:17.

of the original programmes. Of course, I don't like to use the word

:54:18.:54:21.

highbrow. It was very much a bout the classical music. Compared to

:54:22.:54:26.

what I am doing, it is highbrow. The things people associate now with

:54:27.:54:31.

comedy in the fringe Festival, it has changed. Now and, I would like

:54:32.:54:35.

to see Malcolm Sargent. I don't think he did a comedy act. I think

:54:36.:54:41.

he whipped peasants. People might have seen you on TV recently. You

:54:42.:54:45.

are in a satirical programme which is brand-new. Gas, the Mash Report

:54:46.:54:52.

is like a modern satirical show with a newsdesk. And it takes on new

:54:53.:54:57.

spaced satire and satire on the way that we live. Your stand-up act is

:54:58.:55:02.

linked to your self declaration as an upfront Conservative. And leave

:55:03.:55:12.

voter. Since the show has gone out, you sort of remember that you are

:55:13.:55:16.

running the gauntlet of people shouting at you outside of pubs. My

:55:17.:55:22.

show this year is about trying... We have a very difficult political

:55:23.:55:26.

period. I am trying to make it funny and turned the gun on myself. We

:55:27.:55:30.

have had enough political discourse. What about you, Joe. Is there a

:55:31.:55:35.

theme? The thing is myself. I talk a lot about myself, family, friends.

:55:36.:55:42.

If you know me, it is dangerous. I will use your life. To the family

:55:43.:55:46.

come to see the show? They are not very interested in that way. I talk

:55:47.:55:51.

about my husband. Quite exciting for me at the moment. A lot of my

:55:52.:55:55.

friends have been through divorce. I find it very interesting. I am

:55:56.:55:59.

getting divorced. It is a secret. It is a surprise for my husband. They

:56:00.:56:05.

are sort of dating. Obviously I can't date because I am married. I

:56:06.:56:10.

don't think a husband would be enjoying that. I am investigating

:56:11.:56:15.

what they are up to. It is interesting to me. They have

:56:16.:56:19.

different approaches. One friend is very all the most about it. She has

:56:20.:56:23.

a list of what she is looking for in a man. She wants into how the job.

:56:24.:56:28.

She wants him to be well dressed and kind and caring and considerate.

:56:29.:56:32.

That is a good approach. You take different approaches to comedy.

:56:33.:56:36.

Yours is very personal. There is not a great deal of family stuff for

:56:37.:56:40.

you? I have tried to get some stories in to try to personalise it.

:56:41.:56:44.

I have done previous shows this year. It may be the impact of the

:56:45.:56:50.

Mash Report that there is no middle ground with the audience. The

:56:51.:56:54.

slightly older people, or the younger people. They are either

:56:55.:56:57.

coming because they are sympathetic with the politics, or they have a

:56:58.:57:01.

box on their to-do list which says get outside of the echo chamber. I

:57:02.:57:06.

am terribly sorry that time is up. I have to shut you up now. Thank you

:57:07.:57:10.

for coming in early this morning and enjoy your run. And it is back to

:57:11.:57:23.

Steph and Naga. 70 years! Can't believe it.

:57:24.:01:22.

Hello, this is Breakfast, with Naga Munchetty

:01:23.:01:24.

The biggest names in Athletics gather in London as the 16th

:01:25.:01:27.

Sir Mo Farah and Usain Bolt are both in action as they aim

:01:28.:01:32.

to bring their careers on the track to a close with gold medals.

:01:33.:01:38.

It starts here at the London Stadium, five years to the day

:01:39.:01:44.

to the day after the 2012 Olympic's Super Saturday -

:01:45.:01:53.

Organisers will be hoping for more memorable moments.

:01:54.:02:02.

Good morning, it's Friday 4th August.

:02:03.:02:04.

A record-breaking heatwave hits large parts of Southern Europe.

:02:05.:02:11.

The authorities issue urgent safety warnings as temperatures soar

:02:12.:02:13.

This is the scene this morning in Sicily which has had some

:02:14.:02:22.

of the hottest temperatures - we'll be hearing how

:02:23.:02:33.

locals and holidaymakers are coping with the heat.

:02:34.:02:38.

I'll have more on how hot those temperatures could get in Europe

:02:39.:02:50.

Royal Bank of Scotland has just reported its first half

:02:51.:02:56.

year profit in three years, and announces plans to move some

:02:57.:02:59.

Also this morning - disappointment for England's women

:03:00.:03:03.

at the Euros as they are knocked out in the semi finals

:03:04.:03:06.

And Charlie is getting festive in Edinburgh this morning.

:03:07.:03:12.

70 years of the Edinburgh Festival, we are celebrating today with a

:03:13.:03:15.

number of performances here in Edinburgh. We showed you a shot of

:03:16.:03:21.

the Castle this morning, a little overcast but it looks dramatic as

:03:22.:03:24.

always and if I show you around here we have a troop of acrobats doing

:03:25.:03:29.

more routines for us later on, we have a mini festival this morning on

:03:30.:03:33.

Breakfast. Thanks, Charlie, we will see you

:03:34.:03:34.

later. Sir Mo Farah and the fastest man

:03:35.:03:36.

on the planet, Usain Bolt, will be in action this evening

:03:37.:03:41.

on the first day of the World It will be the last time

:03:42.:03:44.

both athletes compete A record 650,000 tickets have been

:03:45.:03:49.

sold for the 10-day event. Our sports news correspondent

:03:50.:03:53.

Andy Swiss has more. Five years on from London

:03:54.:04:01.

2012, they're back. The world's top athletes

:04:02.:04:03.

chasing global glory, Tonight Mo Farah could once again

:04:04.:04:04.

light up the stadium as he goes in the 10,000 metres in his last

:04:05.:04:12.

major championships. It's once-in-a-lifetime

:04:13.:04:14.

to have the Olympics right on your doorstep,

:04:15.:04:26.

and to do what I did and then come back years later

:04:27.:04:38.

and it's the World Championships While Mo Farah is back competing

:04:39.:04:43.

here, the other stars Greg Rutherford is injured,

:04:44.:04:49.

Jessica Ennis-Hill retired - the hosts will have

:04:50.:04:52.

to find new heroes. For the sport, meanwhile,

:04:53.:04:54.

it's goodbye to the greatest. Tonight, Usain Bolt will begin his

:04:55.:04:56.

quest for the final 100 metres This is the moment I've

:04:57.:04:59.

been looking forward to. After the race or during the race

:05:00.:05:02.

the emotions will come out, If it's applause and

:05:03.:05:05.

cheering, I'll be happy, but they will find ways to get

:05:06.:05:09.

emotions out of you. It will be the fondest of farewells,

:05:10.:05:16.

and, as the athletes arrive, once again the stage is set

:05:17.:05:19.

for some golden moments. So lots to look forward

:05:20.:05:21.

to over the coming days, but earlier on Breakfast

:05:22.:05:27.

the outgoing Chairman of UK Athletics, Ed Warner,

:05:28.:05:33.

told us that some athletes have In any walk of life,

:05:34.:05:35.

you find cheats around every corner. But are the authorities working

:05:36.:05:39.

really hard to root them out? Only yesterday, two Ukrainian

:05:40.:05:45.

sprinters were banned provisionally, I think that's a good thing,

:05:46.:05:47.

because if you were getting no failed tests right now,

:05:48.:05:52.

I'd say the testers weren't And the sport has

:05:53.:05:54.

a fight on its hands. I think it's gradually

:05:55.:05:58.

winning that battle, but it's going to be

:05:59.:06:00.

a long-term process. That echoes concerns we have heard

:06:01.:06:09.

from Usain Bolt about his worries about doping. You are looking at the

:06:10.:06:12.

London stadium and in about ten minutes we be joined from there by

:06:13.:06:17.

the two-time world champion hurdler Colin Jackson for his view on the

:06:18.:06:18.

Championships. Some interesting financial

:06:19.:06:22.

results from the Royal Bank of Scotland this morning -

:06:23.:06:27.

Ben is here. Profit? It is not often we talk

:06:28.:06:35.

about profit with RBS. No, but there is a caveat. A profit

:06:36.:06:41.

of ?939 million but it is a familiar tale that we have talked about a

:06:42.:06:45.

lot, litigation and restructuring costs still wearing on the bank,

:06:46.:06:49.

they have to pay a lot of money to clean up past mistakes. But also

:06:50.:06:53.

restructuring because the way we bank is changing they are reducing

:06:54.:06:56.

branches and investing more online but also they have to ring fence the

:06:57.:06:58.

two parts of the bank and separate them, so retail banking,

:06:59.:07:14.

the high-street branches, customer accounts, they have to separate fact

:07:15.:07:17.

from the investment part, which is seen as risky, so they are

:07:18.:07:19.

separating the two in the wake of the financial crisis. Nonetheless,

:07:20.:07:22.

they say they are on track to return it to private hands because remember

:07:23.:07:24.

it is still in huge part owned by taxpayers.

:07:25.:07:26.

We will keep across that, then, thank you very much.

:07:27.:07:28.

Police in Australia say two men charged with plotting

:07:29.:07:30.

to bring down a plane were taking directions from a senior

:07:31.:07:33.

commander in the so-called Islamic State group in Syria.

:07:34.:07:35.

Investigators believe they had made a bomb

:07:36.:07:37.

A third man is still being questioned.

:07:38.:07:41.

One of the world's tallest residential buildings,

:07:42.:07:44.

the Torch tower in Dubai, has caught fire for the second

:07:45.:07:47.

Firefighters say the 79-storey building was evacuated without any

:07:48.:07:50.

injuries and the blaze is now under control.

:07:51.:07:55.

A previous fire in 2015 was blamed in part on flammable cladding.

:07:56.:08:04.

The England Women's football team were knocked out of the Euros

:08:05.:08:06.

last night by tournament hosts, the Netherlands.

:08:07.:08:11.

Good match, nevertheless. And they had done brilliantly to get to the

:08:12.:08:14.

semifinals. The Lionesses suffered

:08:15.:08:17.

a 3-0 defeat in the semi finals, bringing to an end their hopes

:08:18.:08:19.

of lifting the trophy. Our sports correspondent Katie

:08:20.:08:22.

Gornall was watching the action. Mark Sampson's side had convinced

:08:23.:08:24.

themselves they were good enough to win this championship,

:08:25.:08:37.

but instead the Netherlands The players were on the floor of the

:08:38.:08:39.

dressing room. There were tears and hugs,

:08:40.:08:45.

because they gave absolutely everything in the last 12 months

:08:46.:08:48.

to try to come here Overall the emotion

:08:49.:08:50.

from my end is a huge sense Throughout the match it was those

:08:51.:08:57.

in orange who shone brightest. Vivianne Miedema heading

:08:58.:09:00.

in the direction of the final midway With England behind for the first

:09:01.:09:03.

time in the tournament, Ellen White had a strong claim

:09:04.:09:06.

for a penalty, but the referee was unmoved - much to

:09:07.:09:09.

the frustration of Mark Sampson. But Fara Williams, usually

:09:10.:09:12.

so reliable, did nothing Double delight for the Dutch,

:09:13.:09:15.

and England only had An own-goal with the last kick

:09:16.:09:18.

of the game from Millie Bright summed up a miserable night

:09:19.:09:31.

and there was disappointment for fans back

:09:32.:09:33.

home, who believed this team might end England's long

:09:34.:09:36.

wait for a major trophy. The players will leave

:09:37.:09:38.

the Netherlands thinking This was a dark and disappointing

:09:39.:09:39.

night for the side. For all the progress they've

:09:40.:09:43.

made in getting here, and they were woefully ineffective

:09:44.:09:45.

against the Netherlands. On a positive note, this

:09:46.:09:58.

tournament will have boosted the game back home,

:09:59.:09:59.

even if England weren't able Parts of Europe are experiencing

:10:00.:10:02.

their hottest sustained heatwave Several countries have issued health

:10:03.:10:05.

warnings as temperatures continue to soar, and some regions are having

:10:06.:10:09.

to contend with droughts The highest recorded temperature

:10:10.:10:12.

was 43 degrees Celsius Rome in Italy experienced 40

:10:13.:10:15.

degrees, while the Sardinian Not far behind was Sicily, where

:10:16.:10:19.

temperatures peaked at 42 degrees. That's where our Europe

:10:20.:10:30.

correspondent, Gavin Lee, is. It looks beautiful but I bet it does

:10:31.:10:37.

not feel particularly nice in that heat?

:10:38.:10:40.

No, it might look like one of the best jobs you could have but believe

:10:41.:10:45.

me, trying to sleep in these conditions, for 3 million British

:10:46.:10:50.

tourists that come to Italy, and here in Sicily, we might see one of

:10:51.:10:54.

the top temperatures for the whole year, one of the highest temperature

:10:55.:10:59.

since 1999 today, expected to reach 46 degrees in Sicily. Walk with me,

:11:00.:11:03.

we can see the spectacular view for a minute, because it is not just

:11:04.:11:08.

Italy, Rome, Florence, you have Cordoba in Spain, Hungary, the

:11:09.:11:13.

Balkans, Serbia, Belgrade, Croatia, the Dalmatian coast, all seeing

:11:14.:11:17.

conditions over 40 degrees, so much so that seven

:11:18.:11:35.

governments have issued an extreme heat warning, red heat warning,

:11:36.:11:38.

meaning emergency services are on stand-by, fires are a big risk in

:11:39.:11:40.

the forest, we sought two overnight last night, but advice for tourists

:11:41.:11:43.

is to stay indoors in the afternoon. We can meet a family who are trying

:11:44.:11:46.

to heed that advice, they are from Leeds. Mone, tell me what it is like

:11:47.:11:49.

for you being here right now. We arrived here about a week ago and it

:11:50.:11:52.

has been extremely hot, we did not expected to be difficult. We came

:11:53.:11:55.

out for the Sun but we have tried to stay in the shade, as you can see,

:11:56.:11:58.

right now. Trying to stay call all times with the swimming pool next to

:11:59.:12:07.

us here. Let me bring in two of the keep cool and carry on-ers. I am

:12:08.:12:18.

Layla. I and Gabriella. What has your dad said about what you should

:12:19.:12:25.

be doing? Drinks Coke. Go in the pool and have fun. Put ice cubes on

:12:26.:12:31.

your head and drink lemonade and water. I'm not sure that is the

:12:32.:12:37.

official advice! But essentially, Mo, we are talking about suncream

:12:38.:12:41.

but more than that, staying indoors in this extreme heat. It looks

:12:42.:12:45.

fantastic but for the next few days it will be more than 40 degrees,

:12:46.:12:48.

well into next week. Gavin, thank you very much.

:12:49.:12:53.

Looks hot there, doesn't it? Really, really hot.

:12:54.:12:58.

What bull story to bring you, we have enjoyed this morning. -- one

:12:59.:13:03.

more story. A supermarket in Greater Manchester

:13:04.:13:04.

has received a number of complaints from customers who accused builders

:13:05.:13:07.

of wolf-whistling at them. But the local workmen were right

:13:08.:13:12.

to protest their innocence. It later turned out that this chap

:13:13.:13:18.

is the actual culprit. I keep telling the customers

:13:19.:13:21.

when they come in and they I have people looking at me

:13:22.:13:25.

when he's whistling and I go, "No, Ted is the name of the culprit. We

:13:26.:13:38.

have had some messages about this since we did the story, Amy sent in

:13:39.:13:42.

a tweet saying, my dad has the same problem with his parrot, his elderly

:13:43.:13:45.

neighbour was walking past and thought my dad was hitting on her!

:13:46.:13:50.

It could be cared the matchmaker! Parrots could be matchmakers, you

:13:51.:13:54.

never know. Those Paul Workman, though.

:13:55.:13:59.

I would just want to teach them things to say, I would want the

:14:00.:14:03.

parrot to say comedy things as it was going past.

:14:04.:14:04.

You would never be allowed a parrot! Over 2000 athletes from more

:14:05.:14:10.

than 200 teams are descending on London for the World

:14:11.:14:12.

Championships. The event is likely

:14:13.:14:14.

to bring back fond memories of the London Olympics

:14:15.:14:17.

five years ago. But the party will have

:14:18.:14:20.

a bittersweet note for fans and competitors alike,

:14:21.:14:25.

as two of the sport's greatest stars are preparing

:14:26.:14:27.

to hang up their spikes. We are, of course,

:14:28.:14:30.

talking about Sir Mo Farah # We've come a long long way

:14:31.:14:48.

together... # I have to celebrate you, baby.

:14:49.:14:56.

# I have to praise you like I should.

:14:57.:15:00.

# I have to praise you like I should...

:15:01.:15:22.

Two-time world champion hurdler, Colin Jackson joins us

:15:23.:15:31.

Good morning, how are you? Good morning, excited to be here again. I

:15:32.:15:47.

am not surprised, the atmosphere is going to be amazing, tell us what

:15:48.:15:53.

it's like, how many medals did you win in the championships, five? I

:15:54.:15:58.

think so, something around there. Couple of goals, couple of silvers

:15:59.:16:07.

and the bronze. So five, yes. The atmosphere is always amazing. How

:16:08.:16:12.

important are these championships? Often we build up to the Olympics,

:16:13.:16:16.

in the sporting and athletics calendar, it is quite prominent. But

:16:17.:16:22.

why are the championships important, particularly for the athletes? This

:16:23.:16:30.

is the individual athletics. While the Olympics is great, this is a

:16:31.:16:36.

focus on verse sports, so each and every one of the athletes take this

:16:37.:16:41.

very seriously. They don't treated any differently to an Olympic Games.

:16:42.:16:45.

You will see the best of athletics and athletes performing very well

:16:46.:16:49.

here. Hopefully, fingers crossed. We have two that will be competing

:16:50.:16:55.

tonight. We have got Sir Mo Farrah commie hasn't lost a major final

:16:56.:17:00.

since 2011, this is part of his swansong, last major competition he

:17:01.:17:05.

is in, what do you think his chance is? His chances are good, but it

:17:06.:17:10.

won't be like the Tour de France. Just like you come to the finish you

:17:11.:17:14.

can cruise in and everyone can celebrate, he has some tough

:17:15.:17:20.

competition so he will have to be at the top of his game to win. He will

:17:21.:17:27.

have worked hard, studied the form and hope all things play to him, of

:17:28.:17:33.

course. 2%, he will get from the cloud. As he is getting round, they

:17:34.:17:43.

will be cheering his name. To take a title away from him would be

:17:44.:17:48.

fantastic. If someone could be Usain Bolt, can anyone do it, stop him

:17:49.:17:56.

winning on Saturday night? His fellow Jamaican, Blake has a good

:17:57.:18:01.

chance. He has won world titles before. But Usain Bolt is a strong

:18:02.:18:06.

competitor. When it comes to the focus and delivering the performance

:18:07.:18:10.

at the highest level, he has done it time and time again. And why should

:18:11.:18:15.

we ever doubt, he is here to take those titles. He is magic, when you

:18:16.:18:22.

have characters like Sir Mo Farrah, Usain Bolt, you and Daley Thompson,

:18:23.:18:26.

loads of great characters that people can look up to and relate to,

:18:27.:18:32.

when they go, do they take a bit of the magic away with them? I think

:18:33.:18:39.

for a moment, you mentioned Daley Thompson, as soon as he retired, we

:18:40.:18:42.

questioned what would happen to the sport. It happens in cycles. At the

:18:43.:18:49.

moment we are gutted we are losing two icons of the sport, but in

:18:50.:18:54.

reality, there will be somebody to replace them. I am looking forward

:18:55.:18:58.

to whom it may be. I know you are thinking about asking me who that

:18:59.:19:05.

is, right? I have no idea. Laura Muir, you spoke about before the

:19:06.:19:10.

Olympics. Someone, long-distance runner, someone to keep an eye on.

:19:11.:19:15.

Adam Gemili was disappointed at the last big event, but he is

:19:16.:19:20.

determined. We have names like that to look too? We have, you are right.

:19:21.:19:25.

When it comes to British athletics, we have an array of talented

:19:26.:19:30.

athletics. I would say to people, if you look at some of the young

:19:31.:19:34.

talent, if they feature fourth and fifth at these championships, don't

:19:35.:19:38.

think it is disappointing because a lot of the world is going through a

:19:39.:19:44.

transition. It will be tough to get on the podium. Anybody in a British

:19:45.:19:48.

rest who get on the podium, we should celebrate because it is not

:19:49.:19:52.

going to be easy. Enjoy the atmosphere, enjoy the party and

:19:53.:19:58.

enjoy it all. Thanks for being with us on Breakfast. That coverage

:19:59.:20:02.

starts on BBC Two from six o'clock this evening and on BBC One from

:20:03.:20:07.

seven. It is also on radio five Live. We will be watching.

:20:08.:20:10.

Sarah's at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park all morning as we look

:20:11.:20:13.

Beautiful Day here at the London Stadium, five years ago this was the

:20:14.:20:27.

home to the Olympics. All those magical memories from five years ago

:20:28.:20:32.

and a feeling of anticipation building for the start of the

:20:33.:20:36.

athletics World Championships later. It is a bright and breezy morning,

:20:37.:20:40.

quite fresh first thing. The contrast compared to what is

:20:41.:20:43.

happening further south across Europe. We have the ongoing heatwave

:20:44.:20:48.

situation, a drought continuing across parts of Italy. Today will be

:20:49.:20:55.

another hot day. Across Greece and the Balkans, temperatures likely to

:20:56.:20:59.

reach about 40 degrees and that he continuing across the Mediterranean

:21:00.:21:04.

for Italy, Sardinia, Corsica and towards Spain, where we could see

:21:05.:21:08.

temperatures similar to yesterday at around 43 degrees, or even a little

:21:09.:21:12.

bit higher. Different story closer to home. Has been cool for the time

:21:13.:21:17.

of year. Sunshine and showers is the story today, it will be a little bit

:21:18.:21:23.

less windy so fine weather mixed into the forecast. Showers mostly

:21:24.:21:26.

for northern and western part of the country through much of the day.

:21:27.:21:30.

Further south and east across England, a lot of dry weather with

:21:31.:21:37.

brightness around. Although it is bright, it is not as windy. Could be

:21:38.:21:42.

the odd rumble of thunder in Scotland. Showers fewer and further

:21:43.:21:46.

between across northern England with sunshine in between. For East Anglia

:21:47.:21:50.

and the south-east of England, just the odd passing shower but most will

:21:51.:21:54.

avoid them. Towards the south-west of England and Wales, mostly dry and

:21:55.:21:58.

there will be some showers moving quickly on the breeze. It should

:21:59.:22:02.

last long if you catch a shower. As we move further north west into

:22:03.:22:06.

parts of Northern Ireland, we are seeing quite frequent showers during

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the afternoon. Temperatures of 17 degrees in Belfast later. Across the

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country, through the cause of this evening and tonight, we keep the

:22:18.:22:20.

showery theme for many northern and western areas. Further east, clear

:22:21.:22:23.

the night with temperatures falling quickly. Fresh start to the weekend

:22:24.:22:27.

with Saturday morning seen temperatures around 11, two 14

:22:28.:22:31.

degrees but cooler in the countryside. A fresh start, already

:22:32.:22:38.

showers across Wales initially but move their way to the Midlands, East

:22:39.:22:42.

Anglia and there could be rumbles of thunder and hailstones mixed in with

:22:43.:22:45.

the heavy bursts of rain across England and Wales. Some surface

:22:46.:22:49.

water flooding possible. But not everywhere will see the showers,

:22:50.:22:52.

mostly dry along the south coast of Scotland and Ireland seeing a

:22:53.:22:57.

mixture of sunshine and showers. Temperatures will be 16 to 21. On

:22:58.:23:02.

Sunday, rain in the north-west, but for the rest of the country it is a

:23:03.:23:06.

largely dry and improved a across parts of central England where we

:23:07.:23:09.

have lost the heavy downpours and temperatures, by the time we get to

:23:10.:23:16.

Sunday between 15 to 21 degrees. Sarah, thank you very much. Looks

:23:17.:23:17.

like it is warming up. Today is the deadline for what the

:23:18.:23:42.

enquiry into the Grenfel enquiry should,. Graham Satchell has been to

:23:43.:23:49.

a tower block in Salford that has been refreshed with cladding since

:23:50.:23:52.

it was deemed unsafe. How can somebody put something

:23:53.:23:57.

like that on a block So, no matter what they say,

:23:58.:23:59.

you feel uneasy now. Ask us what we want

:24:00.:24:17.

doing with our homes. Thorn Court in Salford,

:24:18.:24:20.

it's 22 stories high, the cladding and installation

:24:21.:24:28.

here has failed a series We're still up in the air

:24:29.:24:31.

about what's going on. Residents like John have been told

:24:32.:24:42.

the cladding on their block will be removed but as yet

:24:43.:24:45.

they don't know when. Disgusting, 'cause

:24:46.:24:47.

everyone's on edge. Three people on the 20th floor,

:24:48.:24:55.

two people on the 19th floor all in wheelchairs, how are these

:24:56.:24:58.

people going to get down? Dawn Lewis has lived

:24:59.:25:04.

here for 26 years. She used to work as a

:25:05.:25:10.

security officer and fire I did a risk assessment,

:25:11.:25:12.

I brought the Fire Service here, and we've failed, and

:25:13.:25:16.

we are still failing. Fire doors that don't shut

:25:17.:25:18.

properly on the corridors. Fire doors that don't shut

:25:19.:25:20.

properly in our house. This is our lives that they are

:25:21.:25:24.

a messing about with, and we are potentially

:25:25.:25:29.

living in a death trap, An independent judge has been

:25:30.:25:31.

appointed to examine the cause of the fire at Grenfell

:25:32.:25:44.

Tower in London. A public consultation on the terms

:25:45.:25:46.

of reference for that Many here want it to look not just

:25:47.:25:49.

at the fire but the way more broadly We're council tenants

:25:50.:25:59.

and there is a stigma We're not looked after,

:26:00.:26:02.

in the sense of you ring up for something to be done,

:26:03.:26:07.

or have a complaint, If this was a private block,

:26:08.:26:09.

it'd be much better. There'd be a sprinkler

:26:10.:26:28.

system, to start with. They should change

:26:29.:26:30.

the way we are treated. We are second-class

:26:31.:26:35.

citizens at the moment. Pendleton Together, who manage

:26:36.:26:37.

Thorn Court for Salford council, told us work to remove the cladding

:26:38.:26:43.

will start as soon as further tests They say the safety of residents

:26:44.:26:47.

is their primary concern and that extra fire prevention measures

:26:48.:26:51.

have been put in place, including 24-hour

:26:52.:26:53.

fire marshal patrols. But the residents we spoke

:26:54.:26:55.

to are still living The management company manage a

:26:56.:27:17.

number of other tower blocks and their spokesperson told us, the

:27:18.:27:21.

safety of residents is our priority and anyone with any concerns,

:27:22.:27:23.

contact us to discuss them. Edinburgh is gearing up for the

:27:24.:27:36.

biggest arts festival in the world. Charlie is there with a host of

:27:37.:27:39.

people to talk about what is going on. But coming up later.

:27:40.:31:04.

Hello, this is Breakfast with Naga Munchetty and Steph McGovern.

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We're heading to the Scottish capital shortly, ahead of the start

:31:12.:31:14.

But first, let's take a last look at this morning's headlines.

:31:15.:31:20.

It's Sir Mo Farah and the fastest man on the planet, Usain Bolt,

:31:21.:31:23.

will be in action this evening on the first day of the World

:31:24.:31:26.

It will be the last time both athletes compete

:31:27.:31:30.

A record 650,000 tickets have been sold for the 10-day event.

:31:31.:31:35.

But earlier on Breakfast, the outgoing Chairman of UK

:31:36.:31:39.

Athletics, Ed Warner, said doping continues to cast

:31:40.:31:41.

In any walk of life, you find cheats around every corner.

:31:42.:31:50.

But are the authorities working really hard to root them out?

:31:51.:31:56.

Only yesterday, two Ukrainian sprinters were banned provisionally,

:31:57.:31:59.

I think that's a good thing because if you were getting no

:32:00.:32:04.

failed tests right now, I would say the testers weren't

:32:05.:32:11.

working hard enough, and the sport has a fight on its hands.

:32:12.:32:14.

I think it's gradually winning that battle,

:32:15.:32:16.

but it's going to be a long-term process.

:32:17.:32:18.

Ed Warner speaking to us from inside the stadium. Here is how the stadium

:32:19.:32:25.

looks right now in London. There will be coverage on BBC Two of the

:32:26.:32:30.

opening ceremony at 6pm and then the action at 7pm on BBC One.

:32:31.:32:32.

And Jess will have the sport from the London Stadium in just

:32:33.:32:35.

Parts of Europe are experiencing their warmest sustained

:32:36.:32:38.

heatwave in more a decade. Temperatures peaked at more than 40

:32:39.:32:41.

degrees in parts of Italy, Spain and the Balkans.

:32:42.:32:43.

Several countries have issued health warnings

:32:44.:32:44.

as temperatures continue to soar, while some regions are also

:32:45.:32:47.

contending with drought and forest fires.

:32:48.:32:51.

Police in Australia say two men charged with plotting to bring down

:32:52.:32:55.

a plane were taking directions from a senior commander

:32:56.:32:58.

in the so-called Islamic State group in Syria.

:32:59.:33:00.

Investigators believe they had made a bomb

:33:01.:33:02.

A third man is still being questioned.

:33:03.:33:08.

One of the world's tallest residential buildings,

:33:09.:33:10.

the Torch Tower in Dubai, has caught fire for the second

:33:11.:33:13.

time in two years. Firefighters say the 79-storey

:33:14.:33:16.

building was evacuated without any injuries,

:33:17.:33:19.

A previous fire in 2015 was blamed, in part, on flammable cladding.

:33:20.:33:32.

Let's return to the London Stadium, where Jess is this

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The sun is shining there this morning. I wonder who is going to

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shine as all of the events kick off today. Yes, there are definitely

:33:44.:33:49.

some big stars in action tonight. Welcome to the London Stadium.

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Doesn't it look glorious? Can you believe that it was five years since

:33:54.:33:57.

the special memories were created here at the London Olympics. Five

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years, doesn't time fly? Fans aren't free real treat if they have managed

:34:03.:34:06.

to get tickets for this evening when it rates of -- fans are in for a

:34:07.:34:11.

real treat. Usain Bolt is in action, the Jamaican sprint legend, going in

:34:12.:34:18.

the heats of the 100m. This will be his last major Championships before

:34:19.:34:21.

he hangs up his spikes. He is retiring at the end of the season.

:34:22.:34:26.

You've got to ask, how much will the sport of athletics and sport in

:34:27.:34:30.

general miss his special character? Also on the track, written is Sir Mo

:34:31.:34:37.

Farah, he goes in the final of the 10,000 metres -- Britain's Sir Mo

:34:38.:34:43.

Farah. This track propelled him into superstardom, this is where he won

:34:44.:34:47.

his double Olympic gold medals in the 5000 and 10,000 metres five

:34:48.:34:51.

years ago. Wouldn't it be a fitting end to his track career if he could

:34:52.:34:55.

replicate that success at that late at night? There is also the future

:34:56.:34:59.

generations of British stars to look forward to. Laura Muir, the Scottish

:35:00.:35:09.

runner, goes into the heat of the 1500 metres. She could well be an

:35:10.:35:12.

outside bet for a medal. Keep your eyes peeled on that, it is across

:35:13.:35:15.

the BBC tonight. I want to take you to the football. England's women are

:35:16.:35:18.

still waiting for their first major tournament win. They have gone out

:35:19.:35:22.

in the semifinal stage. We can cross now to our reporter in the

:35:23.:35:26.

Netherlands following the team, David Ornstein. David, it seems like

:35:27.:35:30.

a real opportunity missed for England. They were highest ranked

:35:31.:35:33.

teams left in the condition. Do you think it will still be seen as a

:35:34.:35:36.

successful tournament for the Lionesses is brought well, Jess, it

:35:37.:35:45.

was an evening that turned into a dream for the Netherlands but a

:35:46.:35:48.

nightmare for England. They saved their worst performance of the

:35:49.:35:50.

tournament for the most important game of all. However, they can take

:35:51.:35:55.

pride out of this. That is the word that was coming out of the camp.

:35:56.:35:58.

They came through their first four matches with a 100% record, scored

:35:59.:36:04.

11 goals and conceded just one. For the quarterfinal against France,

:36:05.:36:08.

there was a record television audience back home for an England

:36:09.:36:17.

women's football match, and it was expected to be even higher for the

:36:18.:36:20.

match last night. It is happening an impact on a sport that has been so

:36:21.:36:23.

dominated by the men over the years. The women are making their mark.

:36:24.:36:26.

They've reached the same stage of this tournament in 2009. In 2015 at

:36:27.:36:29.

the World Cup, they reached the semifinals and really gripped the

:36:30.:36:33.

nation then. For England women's football, this was a watershed

:36:34.:36:36.

moment, and they will now be looking to the World Cup in 2019 in France.

:36:37.:36:41.

Some of the older players may move on, but the younger players still

:36:42.:36:45.

provide a nucleus. For women's football in England, especially for

:36:46.:36:54.

the younger generation, this was a breakthrough, although it might not

:36:55.:36:57.

feel that way on what was a very disappointing evening and

:36:58.:36:58.

disappointing morning today for England women's football is no thank

:36:59.:37:00.

you very much, David Ornstein, live in the Netherlands. There is going

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to be lots of fun and excitement in this very stadium of latest night. I

:37:08.:37:11.

hope you have got your evenings planned and you had a look at the

:37:12.:37:14.

timetable to plan your evenings accordingly. Of course, Jess! I have

:37:15.:37:19.

planned the meal and everything, Steph has put in her order, we have

:37:20.:37:23.

planned it meticulously as to what is going to be watched it this

:37:24.:37:27.

evening. Just a shame you can't cut! Kidding! I'm not going to be cooking

:37:28.:37:34.

for you now! Only on we were talking about things that could be named

:37:35.:37:36.

after Usain Bolt... -- earlier on. Earlier we were talking

:37:37.:37:39.

about things that should be I'd like a street in Middlesbrough,

:37:40.:37:41.

you would like a chocolate bar. Well, Tom has emailed in to say he's

:37:42.:37:51.

one step ahead of us. She was born on the day

:37:52.:37:54.

Bolt won the 100 metres That's why Billie's

:37:55.:37:58.

middle name is Bolt. Fabulous name! That sounds the name

:37:59.:38:13.

of a great athlete! Billie Bolt at the start line! It's going to be

:38:14.:38:19.

fantastic today, a lot going on this evening. We will have coverage of

:38:20.:38:23.

the opening ceremony on BBC Two from six o'clock and full coverage of the

:38:24.:38:24.

game from 7pm on BBC One. There's lots more to come

:38:25.:38:27.

on Breakfast this morning. This is where we say goodbye

:38:28.:38:29.

and hand you over to Charlie, who's Good morning! Thank you very much.

:38:30.:38:43.

Welcome to Edinburgh. The Edinburgh Festival. I know you have been

:38:44.:38:47.

talking about a lot of athletic performances this morning. We have

:38:48.:38:50.

got also some performances for you here this morning. 70 years of the

:38:51.:38:53.

Edinburgh Festival is being celebrated. That might give you a

:38:54.:38:57.

little look around some of the people who we are going to talk to

:38:58.:39:02.

this morning. Follow me! If you hear the tinkering of a piano open to my

:39:03.:39:08.

left, Bryn Terfel is here. Eric is going to sing for us a little later.

:39:09.:39:12.

He is warming up with a cup of tea, nice touch. This circus have been

:39:13.:39:18.

doing their contortion act throughout this morning. It is damp

:39:19.:39:21.

and it has been raining, it cannot be ideal for what they have been

:39:22.:39:24.

doing. Safely down on the ground. We have a table full of comedians. The

:39:25.:39:28.

Festival fringe is famous for comedians. If we squeezed through

:39:29.:39:35.

this way, we will talk to them later on. Some of the show stoppers, you

:39:36.:39:41.

can hear them there. The show stoppers are doing an improvised

:39:42.:39:45.

performance, basically around BBC Breakfast, which we will hear the

:39:46.:39:50.

results of late in the morning. And the sofa is here! And we have guests

:39:51.:39:55.

on the sofa. McDermott and urban Welsh, very good morning to you

:39:56.:39:59.

both. It is a bit nippy this morning. And pretending it's summer!

:40:00.:40:05.

Eight if you need a blanket, just let us know! Bryn Terfel is going to

:40:06.:40:10.

be singing for us in a few minutes. I'd like to give you a history of

:40:11.:40:15.

the Edinburgh Festival. It is an enormous event now. There are about

:40:16.:40:20.

500,000 tickets sold. When it first started in 1947 it was just 8000

:40:21.:40:25.

tickets. Its origins are fascinating. It was started by a man

:40:26.:40:32.

who had evaded the Nas is to come over in 1939. 1947 is the first

:40:33.:40:36.

Edinburgh first. To. We are going to introduce you to two remarkable

:40:37.:40:40.

people. Henry and Ingrid Wuga

:40:41.:40:45.

from Germany first travelled to Edinburgh in August 1947,

:40:46.:40:47.

and have returned every year since. Since this play started, the

:40:48.:40:56.

Edinburgh vote. Did, in those 70 years they have only missed one of

:40:57.:41:04.

those years -- since this Edinburgh Festival started. Here is Ingrid and

:41:05.:41:05.

Henry. May 1939, I came by

:41:06.:41:18.

Kindertransport, a traumatic from Germany through Holland,

:41:19.:41:20.

and eventually we landed When music was going on, we said,

:41:21.:41:22.

can we afford to go? To the first music and drama

:41:23.:41:41.

festival in Scotland's capital We were young, we had

:41:42.:41:43.

very little money. But we didn't mind

:41:44.:41:51.

standing at the back. Orchestras from many countries,

:41:52.:41:59.

from Europe, even America All of a sudden there was life,

:42:00.:42:01.

there was a rekindling People determined to lead a better

:42:02.:42:05.

life, and it did work, it did. I think they were determined

:42:06.:42:16.

that it should change, This iconic singer,

:42:17.:42:19.

Kathleen Ferrier, who became a star And once, having tasted that,

:42:20.:42:23.

of course, there was no stopping us. I saw Dudley Moore,

:42:24.:42:30.

Jonathan Miller and Michael Palin. I mean, it was

:42:31.:42:41.

absolutely outstanding. We only knew these people vaguely

:42:42.:42:43.

now and again on television. And they are also bringing back this

:42:44.:42:54.

year, they are bringing back La Boheme, because they played it

:42:55.:43:00.

in 1947, so they are bringing things It has to change,

:43:01.:43:03.

and it has to grow. Ingrid and Henry. It's getting quite

:43:04.:43:21.

lively, as you can tell. Bryn Terfel is with us. Lovely to see you. Have

:43:22.:43:28.

you got a cup of tea? It's a little bit nippy, this morning. How is that

:43:29.:43:33.

for the voice with yellow fantastic! We are in the Edinburgh Festival and

:43:34.:43:36.

we are representing the International Festival in the middle

:43:37.:43:40.

of these wonderful fringe performances, brilliant. What are

:43:41.:43:44.

you performing up here? On Saturday, we have a performance by Wagner, the

:43:45.:43:51.

second opera of the Ring cycle by Wagner. And Eric, who is from

:43:52.:43:56.

Chicago and worked for over 30 years, he is a assistant to so

:43:57.:44:00.

Andrew Davies, how many rings have you done with below 50. 50 Ring

:44:01.:44:09.

cycles. I have a Ring cycle couple of nights later, maybe a round of

:44:10.:44:14.

golf in between! Very nice. Is this festival been important for you...

:44:15.:44:17.

You have worked here many times before? Undoubtedly. Look at that,

:44:18.:44:23.

Charlie, the first programme from 1947. Esteemed colleagues have

:44:24.:44:26.

performed here. It's just astounding. You were looking through

:44:27.:44:31.

some of the people in there, the performers. These people have set up

:44:32.:44:36.

foundations that you have benefited from many years later. Undoubtedly.

:44:37.:44:41.

A couple of singers, especially cavilling farrier, who sang here in

:44:42.:44:45.

the first festival. I won her first scholarship in 1988. It was

:44:46.:44:49.

fantastic, that bridge from college days to being a serious opera singer

:44:50.:44:54.

and thinking of it as a profession. The 5000 but I won then, because of

:44:55.:44:59.

her, meant that I had extra lessons, language lessons. I bought a DJ, a

:45:00.:45:04.

pair of shoes, simple things. You certainly looked the part! I will

:45:05.:45:09.

share this with you, all of the production people said, the lovely

:45:10.:45:12.

thing about Bryn is, you didn't need a lot of fuss or people, he said,

:45:13.:45:19.

just put me on and I will do a song for you! Sometimes people think that

:45:20.:45:21.

people in the opera world are connected with Evers. But you just

:45:22.:45:24.

love to sing. I heard you rehearse in just a moment ago. That the

:45:25.:45:27.

facade, we are very difficult! We try and be as comfortable as

:45:28.:45:39.

possible, but of course there are pressures with performing. You had

:45:40.:45:44.

to learn the words, there is dedication, regimental homework. All

:45:45.:45:48.

the time, Charlie, just like you. You wear it very casually, it is

:45:49.:45:54.

beautifully done. What are you going to sing? It is a beautiful song by

:45:55.:46:03.

Flanders and Swann called The Gasman Cometh. They were still working on

:46:04.:46:11.

it last night, it is lovely. Thank you very much, I will step to one

:46:12.:46:15.

side, you can do whatever you need to do and the stage is yours.

:46:16.:46:24.

# Was on a Monday morning, the gasman came to call.

:46:25.:46:29.

# The gas tap wouldn't turn, I wasn't getting gas at all.

:46:30.:46:34.

# He tore up the skirting boards to try to find the main.

:46:35.:46:38.

# And I had to call the carpenter to put them back again.

:46:39.:46:43.

# It all makes work for the working man to do.

:46:44.:46:50.

'Twas on a Tuesday morning the carpenter came round.

:46:51.:46:52.

He hammered and he chiselled and he said:

:46:53.:46:54.

"Look what I've found: your joists are full of dry rot

:46:55.:46:57.

# Then he nailed right through a cable and out

:46:58.:47:01.

# Oh, it all makes work for the working man to do.

:47:02.:47:07.

# 'Twas on a Wednesday morning the electrician came.

:47:08.:47:18.

# He called me Mr Trifle, which isn't

:47:19.:47:20.

# He couldn't reach the fuse box without standing on the bin

:47:21.:47:24.

# And his foot went through a window so I called the glazier in.

:47:25.:47:28.

# Oh, it all makes work for the working man to do.

:47:29.:47:33.

# 'Twas on a Thursday morning the glazier came round

:47:34.:47:37.

# With his blow torch and his putty and his merry glazier's song.

:47:38.:47:45.

# He put another pane in - it took no time at all

:47:46.:47:48.

# But I had to get a painter in to come and paint the wall.

:47:49.:47:52.

# Oh, it all makes work for the working man to do.

:47:53.:47:59.

# 'Twas on a Friday morning the painter made a start.

:48:00.:48:04.

# With undercoats and overcoats he painted every part

:48:05.:48:10.

# Every nook and every cranny - but I found when he was gone

:48:11.:48:16.

# He'd painted over the gas tap and I couldn't turn it on!

:48:17.:48:21.

# Oh, it all makes work for the working man to do.

:48:22.:48:27.

# On Saturday and Sunday they do no work at all

:48:28.:48:37.

# So 'twas on a Monday morning that the gasman came to call...#

:48:38.:48:44.

APPLAUSE Fantastic!

:48:45.:48:59.

That was lovely. These guys have got the best seat in the house, directly

:49:00.:49:03.

behind. Real gusto for a Friday morning early in the day. Eric,

:49:04.:49:09.

thank you very much as well. We will have more from Edinburgh in just a

:49:10.:49:12.

moment, but first the weather with Sarah.

:49:13.:49:16.

We could see a few passing showers in Edinburgh later, that further

:49:17.:49:22.

south you are more likely to stay dry. It is a gorgeous morning at the

:49:23.:49:28.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London. This whole area of east

:49:29.:49:31.

London was transformed five years ago for the London Olympics, and the

:49:32.:49:36.

London stadium will today host the world athletics Championships.

:49:37.:49:39.

Anticipating really building for the games later denied. It is fresh,

:49:40.:49:44.

temperatures around average for the time of year in the UK, but across

:49:45.:49:50.

Europe, further south, heatwave conditions will be ongoing today. If

:49:51.:49:53.

we look at the temperatures we are likely to see across the new rep,

:49:54.:49:57.

they are likely to be around 40 degrees once again across parts of

:49:58.:50:02.

Greece, the Balkans and Italy. We could see 45 Celsius in 12 spots,

:50:03.:50:08.

continuing further west across the Mediterranean and into Spain, where

:50:09.:50:12.

the heatwave is set to continue. Things will gradually turn fresh air

:50:13.:50:16.

through the course of the weekend. Another day of sunshine and showers

:50:17.:50:21.

today, a blustery, fresh feel for many. Most of those showers this

:50:22.:50:24.

morning are across northern and western parts of the country,

:50:25.:50:28.

particularly for Scotland and Northern Ireland. England and Wales

:50:29.:50:31.

are seeing fewer showers and it is less breezy than over recent days,

:50:32.:50:37.

so feeling a bit warmer. Into the afternoon, across Scotland

:50:38.:50:40.

the showers will be quite heavy at times. Some outbreaks of rain on and

:50:41.:50:45.

off and temperatures generally in the high teens. Further south into

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northern England, sunny spells and showers with highs of around 18 in

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Newcastle. Across East Anglia and the south-east, sunny spells and

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most of us will avoid the showers. Highs of around 20 to 123 degrees,

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feeling quite pleasant in the sunny spells. Further west across the

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south-west of England and Wales, a few intermittent passing showers

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moving quickly through on the breeze, many places staying dry for

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a good part of the day. In Northern Ireland she was set to see the cloud

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on and off, bringing outbreaks of showery rain, temperatures around 17

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also in Belfast. Through the course of the evening and overnight across

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the country, sticking with the showery theme, particularly for

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northern and western parts of the country. Further south and east

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across England in particular, likely to stay dry tonight and quite fresh,

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the coolest night in a while, 11 to 14 degrees the overnight lows in

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towns and cities but cooler in the countryside. A fairly fresh start

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your weekends, there will be scattered heavy showers on Saturday

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especially across Wales in the morning and into the afternoon,

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showers developing more widely across England and Wales,

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potentially heavy and sunny from the Midlands into East Anglia.

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Temperatures around 15 to 21 degrees or so, the far South staying dry and

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showers for Scotland and Northern Ireland. Into Sunday, improved

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across much of England in particular, largely dry with

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sunshine, still some showers across Wales and for Northern Ireland and

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Scotland showery rain, not a wash-out. Bright and breezy further

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south and east, top temperatures by Sunday around about 15 to 21

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degrees. Charlie. Welcome back to Edinburgh,

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we will talk about literature. It is getting lively this morning. Val

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McDermid and Irvine Welsh join us. A very good morning. How were you?

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Good. Raring to go. Tell us about what you are doing, Val? The book

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Festival is a big Fat -- big part of the festival but she will also be

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performing? I am doing the book Festival, I am doing something with

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a couple of forensic scientists, and it is the debut of our band, The Fun

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Loving Crime Writers at the book Festival. This is a book that --

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group of crime fiction writers who will sing and perform? We are a

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band, we're doing an acoustic set and more walkers set. My fellow

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members are really talented musicians. I suppose we are living

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the dream we had as teenagers. What is your role? Icing and I have my

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own shaky egg! Irvine, have you experienced Val singing? I will come

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and tackle, I am looking forward to it. Are you not qualified? I am not

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in the crime... Is not technically but we could probably let you win, I

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have seen you sing live in front of cameras on Bulgarian television on a

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late-night chat show, he did a brilliant rendition of By Bye Baby

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which is edged in my memory. Is that true? It was improvised, they asked

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me to sing something Scottish so I went for some bay city rollers! That

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sounds fantastic, people will be looking for that. What are you here

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doing this year? Not much. The great thing about being a writer is you

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have done the damage. We have got two plays, a play called Creatives,

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a play with music set in Chicago, contemporary Chicago about Trump's

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America. People getting involved in the music business and the creative

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industries. That is in the Pleasance. And we have the show

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Performers based on two London gangsters going to audition for a

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famous performance movie which starred James Fox and Mick Jagger.

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Two very different shows. Then there is Trainspotting Leave which keeps

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going on and on with the fantastic modern reboot. I am trying to keep

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the actors out of the pub, or trying to get them into the pub. It is

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basically just... I am like the Queen, the ceremonial figure who

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just comes along and says well done, you are doing a great job. The film

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Trainspotting Two was recently released. Has that brought you more

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attention, people who did not see the original? It has opened it up to

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a new generation. I am like a baby-sitter now, the Trainspotting

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generation dump their kids at my readings and go to the pub. They say

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listen to this guy, he writes great books. I say are you not going to

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stay? No, we have heard it all. So they leave the kids and take it...

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Them up. It is good, a new audience. In the theme of new audience, you

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have a new book coming out this summer, coming out now. A couple of

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weeks. Is the thing with you that you keep doing the same thing

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because you know the audience, they know you, they know to expect? How

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much do you change things? I would say very specifically I don't do the

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same thing, the challenge I set myself with every bookies do

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something better or something different than I have done before. I

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never know quite how it will go two books down the line. I don't write

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to a formula, I rated the best book I can write and that climbers to be

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heard in my head. -- I write the best book I can. My readers in ten

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say they did not like it as much as the others, but the point is to keep

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trying and challenging yourself? The new book is set around the idea...

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It is a wedding crusher with an extremely nasty... That is the gist

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of it? The idea started off when a friend told me that three couples

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that she knew had split up within two weeks of their wedding.

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Apparently it is a thing, weddings provoke either people getting

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together or splitting up. That is interesting, you have people in a

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romantic state of mind who are quite vulnerable, quite approachable. If

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you were going to acquire victims, that would be a good place to start.

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What about divorces, do they provoke weddings? Is your friend. A

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different dynamic. They provoke murder. It is when emotions are raw?

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Emotions on the servers at a wedding, people are moved and turn

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to their long-term partner and go, why are we not getting married?!

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Wide as your expert -- wedges your inspiration come from? Basically

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getting out of bed. I live in Miami, there are beautiful sunrise is, I

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get up early, go to the beach, walk around watching the sun come up. If

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you can't get inspired by that you will not get inspired. Do you miss

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this? So badly. Do you?! ER. It is such a part of Edinburgh, it was

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beautiful and sunny yesterday, we have rain this morning. We miss you.

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That is nice. You will stay with us for a bit. I don't know if you have

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noticed just behind Val we have Sam on his unicycle. Are you guys good

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at watching things that are a little bit dangerous? Much better at

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watching band doing. Sambisa unicyclist, I am not sure if you can

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talk to us now. That's because Sam is our unicyclist. He will talk to

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us now, please go ahead, don't try this at home.

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Oh! APPLAUSE

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Wow! Sam, just got one line of bottles... Vowel? I would need a

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second cup of coffee before I tried that! The first time you did that,

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how did you ever start being able to do a trick like that was the first

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of all, I learned to unicycle across a tight wire, then I was looking

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something more portable to bring to the Fringe. I have the idea of beer

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bottles! LAUGHTER

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I wouldn't mind if you could drink it first! That really would be

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dangerous! Sam, thank you. Lovely to see you both. We will be back in

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just a few minutes. Sam is safe. We will have the news, travel and

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Plenty more on our website. weather

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You have probably had a look around already. The show stoppers are just

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over here, good morning, guys! They have been working all morning on an

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improvised performance, loosely based on what they have seen and

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heard during the morning. One of the improvised performances, we will see

:02:39.:02:41.

what they have come up with a bit later on. Right now we have three

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comedians to go on a sofa. It sounds like the beginning of a joke in

:02:47.:02:51.

itself! It is Ed Byrne, Jan Raven and Shappi Khorsandi, very good

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morning to all of you. You were all deep in animated conversation

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earlier on. Do I need to do that? Did you see that?! People keep

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throwing things at me at this festival! Usually it is Flowers!

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When you guys get together, you are really chatty. Do you guys know each

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other already? We haven't met before. Shappi and I have Maddie

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Turner a few times. You do have a bond, how is it going -- have met

:03:21.:03:27.

before in a few times. Ed made some very helpful suggestions. We

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workshop a little section of my act. We go and see each other and keep it

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to other suggestions -- give each other suggestions. It's like a

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little of this. I am surprised, I thought he would be thin-skinned.

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You come in here and tell me how to be funny! You have got to know them,

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they've got to be your friend! If a random, came up to you and said...

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Just tread carefully, but it is welcome? At the very start of the

:03:57.:04:00.

Edinburgh fringe Festival, there is still room for improvement over the

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course of the Festival, it's a lot of fun. You just change a word here

:04:06.:04:10.

and a word there and suddenly it's a lot funnier. Make friends are very

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important, I'm flattered if another, it comes to my shows or if another

:04:15.:04:23.

comic. It is different with impressionists. I was saying to Ed,

:04:24.:04:28.

male impressionists want to do impressions at each other! I think

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comedians, and, actually, all of the female impressionists I know, it's

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like, let's have a drink and talk about something else. People

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famously know you for doing voices. Do you get that from everyone? Can

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you do so and so one of the people in my show is Breakfast's Carol!

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Very good, very good... Is she an obvious target? Well, she's not. She

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is a lot of men's fantasy figure, like a middle-aged milkmaid, that

:05:10.:05:18.

kind of thing. Pure and perky. I never realised that I had a thing

:05:19.:05:24.

for a middle-aged milkmaid! Shappi, tell us about the showery you are

:05:25.:05:31.

doing? My show is about Horatio Nelson's mistress, the love of his

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life, Emma Hamilton. When he went into Trafalgar. He wrote a little

:05:37.:05:39.

add-on to his will and said, all that I want is for her to be looked

:05:40.:05:45.

after if I die, that's all I ask of my country. And they didn't look

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after her, and she ended up a derelict alcoholic refugee in Calais

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with nobody out there to help her. Perfect material for comedy! You

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know, I was so worried. Apparently there are ten other shows about Emma

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Hamilton! It is a comic show? I can only tell is Lori in a funny way. It

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is a show about her, but, come on, I'm stand up, it's mostly about me!

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In your head I suppose you have to be... You all quite well known, that

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brings with it an audience, but you have to sell the is well? Do you

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think we are here because we like being up at this hour of the day and

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we just wanted to be due?! That's a fair point! I suppose there are --

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wanted to meet you. Is opposed there are handful of comedians who can

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literally guarantee a full house, everyone else is working hard so, we

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all try and plug each other... I'm actually quite sold out, I have to

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say, I've got some extra shows on, my show, Difficult Woman. I'm not

:07:00.:07:11.

65% gold, please come to my show! My show is about how spoiled we all are

:07:12.:07:18.

-- 65% sold. I am contributing to this air of self entitlement with my

:07:19.:07:22.

two boys, who I am currently spoiling what an. How old are your

:07:23.:07:26.

boys? They are six and five, they ask for things that I've never heard

:07:27.:07:31.

of at their rage. It killed me when they speak to me in their posh

:07:32.:07:36.

accents and they say, daddy, is there any more older flower

:07:37.:07:43.

cordial?! -- elderflower cordial. I feel guilty by being annoyed by them

:07:44.:07:48.

so I spoil them more, it's a vicious cycle. My mum and bad would say to

:07:49.:07:52.

be, don't get too big for your boots, nobody is looking at you. But

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we say to our kids, you're so beautiful and so cover. They all end

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up going on X Factor and the, we just really, really want it, Simon!

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Did your parents just say to you, nobody is looking at due?!

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Clamouring for attention. I'm always fascinated by comedians'

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backgrounds. Do you have other jobs when you started? Did you do other

:08:20.:08:28.

things prior for going into comedy? I was a gardener, that's the truth!

:08:29.:08:33.

I might have had my own TV show by now! Did you make a living as a

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garden at? Not really, no. I could lay a patio, I still know how to do

:08:41.:08:45.

that. I would marry a man who could lay a patio. I trained as a drama

:08:46.:08:48.

teacher, because you had to have something to fall back on. So I

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trained as a drama teacher, but that really is hard work. Teaching, I

:08:55.:08:58.

mean, I have such admiration for teachers, having done teaching

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practice. Doing impressions and acting, it's like, you know,...

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Kids, you know, they don't let you have an off day. They are very, very

:09:08.:09:12.

unforgiving if you are feeling a bit under the weather. I have had great

:09:13.:09:18.

admiration for teachers. Female stand-ups, for you... Never heard of

:09:19.:09:23.

them! There are so many more men than women. We have two against one

:09:24.:09:30.

here on the sofa. I never wanted to do anything else. The only jobs I

:09:31.:09:35.

had before stand up for life model and clean, that's what I did to pay

:09:36.:09:39.

the rent. Is that true?! Yes, I was a live model. Emma Hamilton modelled

:09:40.:09:47.

for Romney. I modelled in Tower Hamlets! Yes, I was a cleaner in an

:09:48.:09:52.

old people's hospital. I never had a proper job. I'd like to cleaning and

:09:53.:09:59.

I liked life modelling, but I prefer stand-up. Yes, stand-ups seems more,

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I don't know but might cleaning and modelling, you can still do it in

:10:05.:10:09.

your spare time. I can do cleaning while I do stand-up. Or you could do

:10:10.:10:17.

life modelling while you do cleaning... I'm never quite sure who

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comes to my shows, people who are really big fans or people who are

:10:25.:10:29.

like, I mean, I like him, but I don't like him for full price! I

:10:30.:10:38.

started last night. Tonight and for the rest of August... It is actually

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quite nice here in Edinburgh. I know it looks really bleak year, you

:10:48.:10:51.

know, we are here in our anoraks and everything, but it has been sunny

:10:52.:10:55.

and warm. You get four seasons in one day here, but you do get some as

:10:56.:10:59.

well-stocked white it has been a bit nippy for most of us. But I feel so

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sorry for the contortionists. They have done a lot of warming up. I was

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a lot -- also a contortionists before I did stand-up. I have ridden

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over bottles before! Do you have any circus skills? Not a thing! Very

:11:22.:11:28.

poor hand eye coordination. Thank you for getting up so early this

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morning and joining us. We introduced the Showstoppers early

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on. They have been working on an improvised routine. They will see us

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out of the programme. We can hear from them now.

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# We hope you've been taking notes this morning

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# So many performers we've seen # Circles, by

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# And everything in between # If you're feeling overwhelmed and

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confused # Showstoppers are here to help you

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choose # Yes, weekend recap them all

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# Because we turn anything # Into a musical

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# Choose theatre # Choose new theatre

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# Choose a Irvine Welsh's performance

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# So he can stop referencing a film from 1996

:12:22.:12:24.

# Are we brave enough to do Scottish accents while actually ends Gotland?

:12:25.:12:30.

Is fine if you prefer high culture, # A night at the operator is your

:12:31.:12:35.

thing # Oh, you can't beat a bit of Bryn

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# And Jan Raven's a haven for the blues

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# She don't wait to imitate anybody you choose

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# With the Encyclopaedia # To the theme of the day

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# McDermott having her say # Entertainment in Edinburgh

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# It can't be denied # But there's always news from the

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world outside # World Championship coming

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# Excitement is high # Mo Farah

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# Waving goodbye # Tune in again to BBC Breakfast

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tomorrow at 6am! #.

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