they may no longer be working royals but time magazine reckons they are amongst the 100 most influential people in the world. why? the head of a charity they support explains. "in a world where everyone has an opinion about "people they don't know, the duke and duchess have compassion "for the people they don't know. "they don'tjust opine, the run toward the struggle." they are in some exalted company. also on the list, teen angst singer—songwriter billie eilish, us presidentjoe biden, and former president donald trump. the couple may be far from these shores but they remain busy. most recently, meghan wrote and published a children's book, the bench. and that includes you, harry. and harry has been rubbing shoulders, virtually at least, with the
first lady of the united states, jill biden, talking about military veterans. the couple are, says time magazine, part of a community that in a year of crisis have leapt into the fray. jonny dymond, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. he is chris fawkes. we've seen a bit of patchy cloud since the clear blue skies, nevertheless a lot of dry, fine weather. however, the northern ireland we'll see the cloud continue to thicken here with outbreaks of rain starting to spread in, as these weather fronts just our west start to approach and these fronts will be bringing more of us rain over the next couple of days as we will see in a moment. over the next few hours turning wet in northern ireland. the rain most persistent across western counties. turning quite cloudy for western scotland but east scotland
along with england and wales dry and sunny spells, feeling warm, temperatures as high as 23 degrees. overnight tonight the rain will begin to spread from northern ireland into scotland. you might get an odd patch across the western most areas of england and wales but otherwise dry with some mist and fog patches particularly across southern areas. temperatures 10—14. tomorrow, the weather front is going to be very, very slow moving on friday and that means rain is going to be with you for much of the day in northern ireland, rain eventually starting to make inroads into western scotland as well but across western most areas of england and wales could see areas of england and wales could see a few patches of rain but east and wales, central and eastern england and central scotland, more cloud than today but not a bad day, highs of 21 degrees. here's how the weekend plays out. we have that weather front to start the day, still bringing some thick cloud and an odd patch of rain. their will on saturday be a lot of bright weather with some sunshine particularly for central and eastern areas of england and any rain you get is not going to
amount to very much at all through saturday because this weather front is dying a death, an old kind of weather front, is dying a death, an old kind of weatherfront, but it's is dying a death, an old kind of weather front, but it's going to get reinvigorated and the reason for thatis reinvigorated and the reason for that is to do with the jet stream. the jet stream starts to strengthen and move closer to our old frontal boundary reinvigorate it and put extra energy into this front and so through saturday night we will start to see outbreaks of rain almost springing up from nowhere across wales, northern england and scotland, and through into sunday that rain will start to push its way eastwards across scotland, england and wales. some could be quite heavy, perhaps in rumble of thunder and eventually turning brighter and drierfor and eventually turning brighter and drier for western scotland and northern ireland. temperatures a bit down on the last few days, 17—20. a lot of dry weather today but there is some rain on the way over the next few days. that's all from the bbc news at one. on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc�*s
news teams where you are. good afternoon, it's 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news. england's women will welcome three of the world stop sides next february for the first staging of a new annual invitational women 5 tournament. the lionesses will be joined by germany and spain, both also ranked in fifa 5 top ten — with the fourth competing nation to be announced soon. there'll be three double—header matches played across seven days in a round—robin format. meanwhile, england's men are up to third in fifa's world rankings, equalling their highest ever position since rankings were introduced in 1992. england made it to the final of euro 2020 injuly, and beat hungary and andorra in world cup qualifying earlier this month before drawing with poland. belgium remain in the top ranked spot, while brazil are second. wales are 19th, scotland 45th and northern ireland 47th.
we may only be seven games into the new championship season, but nottingham forest are now looking for a new manager. afterjust 11 months in charge, manager chris hughton has been sacked this morning. forest are bottom of the league, with just one point from their first seven games — their worst start to a season for 108 years. west ham manager david moyes says he hopes his side can still be competing in europe after the new year. the hammers begin their first ever europa league group stage campaign with an away match against croatian champions dinamo zagreb at 5.45 this afternoon. it's a proud moment for club captain mark noble who is beginning his 18th and final season at the club. it's been three or four months of excitement, of looking forward to who we drew in the group stages. we are here now and as the boss said we have a full squad, no injuries,
everyone ready to go and play, we have four or five new signings that i could say are used to this part of the world, used to this football, so we are well prepared and we are really excited about everything. the other english club in europa league action are leicester. they host napoli at 8, and their manager is expecting a tough match against a side he feels would be at home in the champions league. here's a check on the british teams in action today. celtic are away at real betis, while rangers host lyon at 8. in the new europa conference league, tottenham are away at rennes. england's women are batting after being put in by new zealand in the first one day international in bristol. it's the first of five matches, and england have made a solid start. a few moments ago they were 43—0 in the eighth over. you can follow that one on the bbc website. now rugby union, and george north has signed a new two—year dual contract
with ospreys and the welsh rugby union. north has played 102 internationals for wales and three tests for the british and irish lions. the wales back is currently sidelined by a long—term knee ligament injury suffered in april. four—times world champion sebastian vettel and canadian lance stroll, son of the owner, will race for aston martin again next season in an unchanged driver line—up. vettel won four formula one championships in a row with red bull between 2010 and 2013. executive chairman lawrence stroll said that he was "delighted to be continuing with such an excellent blend of youthful talent and experienced expertise," that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. include a wing following that one—day international between england and new zealand in bristol. that's bbc.co.uk/sport. thanks very much, katherine downes with all your latest sport. you are
watching bbc news. i'mjane hill. let's get more now on that high court battle by the mother of a five—year—old boy who believes noxious gases from a landfill site in staffordshire are shortening her son's life. rebecca currie has won the case against the environment agency, and earlier she and her lawyer gave my colleague geeta guru—murthy their reaction to the news. to be fair, i didn't know where i was at, you know. it's come as a shock, it really has come as a shock. i didn't expect to go to the high court in london to fight the environmental agency and matthew to come out winning it. i think it is really overwhelming not just for becky but for the rest of her community who have been living with... we're talking about poisoned air that smells really bad for months and months so the children in silverdale are having
really serious health effects. becky's little boy has a serious health condition and she was doing what she could to get him clean air to breathe. i don't know if you've been able to explain to him what's going on or he's too young to understand it. i don't think he understands it as big as it is. he does know there is something going on and has been going on over the last few months but he doesn't knowjust how big it is. what does it now mean, rebekah currie? what are the legal implications of this ruling? the judgment given today focuses very much on what the environment agency needs to do moving forward to prevent breaches of mathew's right to life and he is a very sick little
boy and the evidence was that the hydrogen sulphide emissions were shortening his life. the environment agency are the body with responsibility to make sure we all have clean air to breathe and matthew needs to act for him more decisively and reduce their emissions so the report gave the levels which is very difficult scientific stuff to understand for lawyers but essentially they said that as soon as possible the people in silverdale must live with the level of emissions below the level at which they will smell it and byjanuary the level of emissions has to come down to a level that is safe for matthew and other vulnerable people. the focus on the whole case was on matthew and his health which becky was told by his consultant was being affected
by the hydriogen sulphide but it also talked about and looked at the impact on other vulnerable children and vulnerable elderly people and people who cannot live their daily lives because the homes are filled with toxic gas. it's all about what environment agency does next. for your son, how difficult has it been to watch him being ill with this background, what do you hope now? it is very difficult to watch your son coughing and vomiting and choking and you go into his room in the morning and you're hit with a brick wall of toxic gas. it really has not been nice but i am hoping now matthew will be able to go out to play in the garden and the local park and not be poisoned. north korea has given more details of a ballistic missile test it carried out on wednesday, saying the weapons were launched from a train for the first time. state media showed two missiles
being fired from a railway carriage. our correspondent in seoul, laura bicker, has more details. this is the first time that north korea has fired a ballistic missile from a train. the images are extraordinary. you see two ballistic missiles being fired from a carriage on the tracks in the middle of the mountains. now, when you see and speak to analysts, they tell you that this actually makes sense for north korea. this is a very mountainous country, it would enable them to take these missiles through the mountains quite easily, they could hide them in tunnels and bring them out. it also causes a bit of a headache for military commanders here in south korea and the united states as they try to kind of plan any issues when it comes to north korea. but i think when it comes to this test, what we are wondering is how far is pyongyang going to take it. we have seen two major tests in a week — a long—range cruise missile test which did not breach
the un security council sanctions, and this short—range ballistic test, which does breach those resolutions by the united nation's security council. however, in the past, us presidents have simply shrugged them off as business as usual. so what is next? what else does pyongyang have in its arsenal that it's been waiting to test? we do know from satellite images that its main nuclear reactor appears to be functioning once again, perhaps as early as march this year. so we do know that they could be producing some material that could be put into nuclear weapons, but how far is pyongyang going to push it at this stage? germany's federal elections take place in just under two weeks. angela merkel is not seeking re—election as chancellor, she's lready stood down as leader of her christian democratic union party.
in the run—up to the elections on september 26th, our europe editor katya adler is taking a roadtrip around germany. starting in dusseldorf, in the country's industrial heartland, katya's second stop has taken her to ahrweiler — a spa town devastated byjuly�*s flooding — and she explained how people there are finding it difficult to prepare for the elections. when we watch you in the morning, many of us are sitting in our kitchen, nursing a cup of tea. this is the kitchen of one lady, who is with me. you cannot sit and watch breakfast tv in your kitchen after these floods and that means, tell us how you feel coming up to these elections. is this on your mind, is this your main priority, all you can think about? this is my home, my kitchen, yes, and every morning, i make my coffee in my bedroom, that is a real luxury. who has coffee in their bedroom? the election, yes, i have so many
things to do, the election is really in the back, yes? you have to think about us. we don't have any people that is steering us in the streets but you have to think about it, what is going the right way to make these elections now? we were chatting because i think so many people thought about the floods in the summer, they saw the devastation here in west germany, more than 180 people died in these floods. you lost your home. so many people lost out, your son saw someone drown, standing on the terrace. you think it's all about the environment. the green party was tipped to do so well in these elections, now not so much but you were saying there is mixed feelings after the floods because of diesel fuel, explain. the land water, how do you call it... people who work in the countryside, farmers came to help you.
farmers came here with tractors and all the engines and they drive with diesel. the aggregate, to get any energy, they have a lot of diesel, so if we do not have the diesel, i think we are really, we are still in the mud and we weren't tidying up and we could not force the whole thing here without the diesel. katya adler there on her road trip in the run—up to germany's elections. with millions of visitors each year, national parks are among the most popular tourist destinations in the uk. but competition to be awarded the special status of national park can be fierce, because of the investment that comes with the title. now, campaigners behind one unsuccessful bid — the south pennines in the north of england — say a new system of recognition is needed. judy hobson reports. in the hills above burnley,
it's obvious to see why this area was once in the running to become a national park. this rich landscape is steeped in cultural and industrial heritage. but what the south pennines doesn't have is a brand. above us is burnley, pendle hill. sweeping across you've got the yorkshire dales in the background. helen noble is on a mission to change that. she wants the south pennines to be recognised as a national landscape which she believes will help protect it. it would certainly give everyone a sense of place, somewhere that's well known. but for us, it's very much bringing that investment into the area. this deserves being looked after. it deserves that investment and for us, the community and the landscape has great diversity and we think that should be celebrated. the south pennines park covers 460 square miles, cutting across greater manchester, lancashire and yorkshire, and it's home to 450,000 people. why notjust have this area
designated a national park? very simply, we don't want to be bound by the legislation that might bring us. what we want is a park that's agile, that can adapt to the challenges that it faces, and we think that this new approach, doing things differently, will help us to achieve that. this is a local landmark, the singing ringing tree. walkers here told us why they think the area is so special. it'sjust stunning — everywhere you look you've got magnificent views. it's like everything, the amount of money that you can spend on it, the better it's going to be. i it's just a really lovely placel to walk, just look at the view. where else would you go? it's on your doorstep. it's that sense of place, the stunning uplands that we are currently at, but also that intermixed with the urban areas and the mill towns and the wonderful people that live here.
many local councils and businesses are behind the campaign, which aims to protect this landscape for everyone to enjoy. judy hobson, bbc news. if you throw away more food than you think you should — you're not alone. food waste is now seen as a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and a project is under way in ayrshire run by the prince's foundation to try to change that, as aileen clarke has been finding out. how long is the gestation of a pig? jimmy doherty, the tv presenter passionate about farming and food, extolling the virtues of the rare breed to tamworth pigs. he says getting school pupils on side is key to turning round our wasteful habits. we cannot go on wasting so much food. we cannot afford to do that, the planet cannot afford to do it. it's estimated something like 50%
of the food we grow is wasted at various stages and we need this next generation, these are the movers and shakers, these are the guys that are going to help save planet and food waste is one of the biggest polluters and we need to combat that. that's what this project at the dumfries house estate is trying to highlight and the charity's president, prince charles, dropped in to see how it was going. we made some pies that they are going to taste after this. made of what? we did seasonal vegetables. courgette. kale. not pork? no! whether from field orjust the cupboard, use it up, all of it, is the challenge here. whether that's the type of bread you buy, make sure you use every piece of the loaf, or whether it's actually looking at the vegetables and making them into a soup with every piece of the carrot and notjust peeling and wasting the carrot peels, it can be done at every level so you don't need lots of money to make the changes. among those on the course, some pupils from just up the road in cumnick.
their grandparents would be very familiar with the waste not want not approach. what do they make of it? i feel kind of selfish for wasting so much food that people could actually use breeding like an actual meal. i'm a picky eater but knowing all this i will probably learn to try more foods. i'll think more, i'll think more about what i'm eating - and what is on my plate. the hope is that once people start thinking about where their food comes from, then they might make even small changes when it comes to food waste. and that in turn, further down the line, could lead to a change in our food culture. after decades of decline for british butterflies, there is some good news coming from a new, if unorthodox, project in bedfordshire. the banking on butterflies initiative helps create special environments to act as a buffer against climate change. richard westcott has been to visit.
yes, they look a bit random. but these huge, muddy, e—shaped banks are a scientific experiment. the first of its kind in the world. as they get covered in plants, they'll attract butterflies. you see here that that the sun is on the southern—facing side. we've got a shady aspect on the north. butterflies warm up in the sun in the morning and then if it gets too hot for them, they can shelter in the shade. with climate change, things getting warmer, it's really affecting the butterflies, is it, already? yes, exactly. so lots of butterflies are moving northwards to track the temperatures that they need. but many species can't move northwards so we need to be looking at how we can create habitat and create these changes in topography on our nature reserve and in the wider landscape. some butterfly species are very sensitive to changes in temperature. by catching... i said by catching. yeah, keep going. some classy net work there, did you get it?
i did, i did, it's a meadow brown. by catching and then taking the body temperature of different species with a small probe, researchers can monitor how they're coping with climate change. we've looked at this and found that species that are good at keeping their body temperatures stable have better long—term population trends in the uk, and species that are less good at it have got more negative trends, they are declining more rapidly. and so what we are interested in here is whether these banks can help butterflies cope with those changes. so providing north—facing slopes that might be a little bit cooler and south—facing slopes that might be a little bit warmer, does that help butterflies that struggle with temperature control to adjust their body temperature in response to changes? the real science starts next spring. but there were still a few stragglers left this year. small white. you see that lovely yellow underwing. so the really interesting thing about the white butterflies is that they're the ones that really stand out with the best ability to control their own body temperature.
and we think that that is probably to do with their colour. they're not difficult to catch in open air. this is a really interesting one. this is a small heath, which is one of our most widespread butterflies, found across the uk but also one of our fastest declining. and we don't really know why, we haven't got to the bottom of it. and itjust got caught in a spider's web. oh, no! two thirds of butterfly species are in decline. they are pollinators and play a key role in our environment. this makes the point perfectly, really, doesn't it, why we are interested in butterflies. it's not just about the butterflies, but they are an important part of the food chain and other things eat them. therefore, if we know the butterflies are doing well, we know they are supporting the rest of the ecosystem. as the weather gets warmer and some butterflies struggle... where did it go? i can see it, it's going to go over that fence. scientists hope their new experiment will help more survive. it's gone.
richard westcott, bbc news, bedfordshire. one more story to bring you before the weather, a rather different story. they're popular in the us and now europe is seeing more and more rage rooms opening. a finnish man who spent two decades behind bars for murder says he is trying to repay his debt to society by creating the space for clients to vent their anger on household objects mark lobel takes up the story. it's a smashing idea. intended to reduce crime, brought to helsinki by this former criminal. i thought in prison this kind of room could have been somewhere good also to me when i was younger so i thought when i come out i'm going to start this room and let
people let out their anger here instead of doing the stupid things that i have done in my youth. it's a simple concept. grab one of these, aim at one of these and then simply unleash your rage until it's all gone. you even get to choose the music. who needs therapy? translation: there is a side that |we're not allowed to show, anger. j we women are used to having to behave properly, having to control ourselves, so you need to find other ways of letting it out. fully booked since opening this summer, this is proving a real hit as a release for frustrations built up during the pandemic. and for anyone going through divorce. 80% of the customers is women at the age of 25 to a5, so this is the biggest customer range and now a lot of companies
out there are interested, they want to come here. even though all this does get recycled, please... however pent—up your feeling, don't try this at home. mark lobel, bbc news. 0k. ok. you could go to the gym. shall we have a look at the weather? here's chris fox. for most of us to the rest of the day we will keep some dry weather with some decent spells of sunshine, for northern ireland it turns cloudier and there will be some rain working in later put to the rest of the uk we have low pressure looking and these weather fronts will come our way in the next few days to bring some outbreaks of rain. they of the day, scotland, england, wales, a lovely afternoon, plenty of sunshine, noran wales, a lovely afternoon, plenty of sunshine, nor an ad wales, a lovely afternoon, plenty of sunshine, noran ad in wales, a lovely afternoon, plenty of sunshine, nor an ad in the next few days to bring some outbreaks of
rain. through the rest of the day, scotland, england, wales, a lovely afternoon, plenty of sunshine, northern ireland turning cloudier up with some slowly spread into scotland, western fringes of wales, turning a bit cloudy, might see the odd spot and fog patch, temperatures overnight about 15 degrees so relatively mild. on friday these weather fronts bring relatively mild. on friday these weatherfronts bring rain into western areas of the uk but are very slow moving so we have rain to start the day in northern ireland, that will stay here into the afternoon but it will extend into parts of scotland, wales and western england could see a few and western england could see a few and western england could see a few and western england could see a few spots of rain the us to further east you are, eastern scotland, eastern wales should stay dry with sunny spells and warm in the sunshine, temperatures there is still on the charged through saturday, bringing cloud and a few areas of rain but not much left on it, there will be some brighter into
northern ireland and staying dry out with some sunshine across central and eastern england but there's weather front is like a zombie front, not much activity throughout saturday afternoon but like frankenstein is monster it will come back to life and the reason is the jet stream out in the atlantic, this trough gets closer to that old weather front and as it does so, ultimately it will revive it so saturday night and into sunday, outbreaks of rain become more extensive cross from wales northwards, some of the rain will be quite heavy and into sunday we will still see those bursts of rain gradually extend eased through the day from that revived weather front. temperatures are about 17—20 on sunday so suddenly seeing the weather of the two days of the weekend.
the couple may be far from these shores this is bbc news i'm martine croxall. the headlines: the covid boosterjab programme is under way — as some healthcare workers and patients receive their dose. diplomatic fallout, as britain, the us and australia agree a defence pact — the prime minster denies china's claim that it'll undermine regional stability. the mother of a five—year—old boy wins a high court case against the environment agency over a staffordshire landfill site — accused of emitting noxious gases that risk shortening her son's life. today is the last day that care home staff in england can get their first covid vaccine — if they want to keep theirjob.