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hello, this is breakfast, with ben thompson and mega munchetty. angry protests as survivors of the grenfell tower fire vent their frustration at the authorities. may must go! demonstrators storm council offices and march in westminster demanding answers and more help. government is making money available, we are ensuring we will get the bottom of what's happened, we will ensure people are rehoused, but we need to make sure that actually happens. hundreds of mourners attend a late—night vigil for the dead and missing as the search for victims enters its fourth day. good morning, it's saturday the 17th of june. also ahead: the queen says it's difficult to escape a "sombre national mood" after the recent tragedies
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in manchester and london and in a message to mark her official birthday she says the country has been "resolute in the face of adversity". pc keith palmer who tried to stop the terror attack in westminster is among those recognised by the queen's birthday honours and gallantry awards. in sport, rory mcilroy misses the cut, but two englishmen, paul casey and tommy fleetwood, are part of a four—way tie for the lead at the us open. and helen has the weather. good morning. it will be hotter still today and the first of if you hot days —— a few hot days for many of us, with high levels of uv, very high indeed in the south. more details in about 15 minutes if you canjoin me. good morning. first, our main story. angry protests have been held in london as residents demand support for those affected by the grenfell tower fire. the government has pledged £5 million to help victims but labour
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says it isn't enough. around 70 people are thought to be dead or missing and last night london came together in grief with a candlelight vigil near the site of the disaster. frankie mccamley joins us now from there. understandably us now from there. emotions are still very understandably emotions are still very raw. you can understandably emotions are still very raw. you can see understandably emotions are still very raw. you can see tributes being paid to those who are lost, missing, those who family members know definitely perished. yes, that's it. emotion is still extremely raw here and you can just see where we are is about 100 metres from grenfell tower and it is just one of the places outside a church where people are leaving flowers, lighting candles, leaving flowers, lighting candles, leaving teddy bears and of course posting pictures of their missing loved ones. inside the church i've been told they have received thousands of boxes full of donations. people leaving food, clothes, and any essentials. here it
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is still very quiet this morning, but it follows an extreme... a day yesterday that was full of com pletely yesterday that was full of completely different emotions. a moment to grieve, for a community still coming to terms with what has happened this week. side by side, hundreds held a two—minute silence. because we've done a candle vigil we stopped a riot. earlier on after the protest the kids were getting angry because no one is communicating what's going on. there is no co—ordination at the moment. i've been here for three days and i haven't seen one council official turn up here and take responsibility and say, right, we need to organise. they don't care. exactly, they don't. and that anger came to a head earlier on, with protesters storming kensington and chelsea town hall, demanding more information and calling forjustice. in westminster, large crowds gathered, picking their way to downing street before marching along regent street to the bbc‘s headquarters, with a clear message to the prime minister,
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who yesterday, protected behind police officers, met victims and volunteers at a local church. but her appearance didn't go down well, with anger boiling over outside. mrs may has announced £5 million to help those affected, promising to rehome everyone and get to the bottom of what happened. but with so many still missing, others dead orfeared dead, the questions keep growing, but the answers are simply not there. well, that's it. there are so many questions still to be answered and that's why three investigations currently ongoing. 0ne that's why three investigations currently ongoing. one by the fire service to find out exactly how this fire started and why it spread so quickly, another investigation, a criminal investigation, has been launched by police to find out who,
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if anyone, is responsible and whether all safety checks were carried out and of course a public enquiry launched by the prime minister, who says she wants to get to the bottom of exactly what happened. so far it's believed the 70 people are either dead or still missing, but those figures can only be confident once firefighters can safely make their where —— their way into this building, this charred building, that used to be home to so many people. thank you. as frankie said, the prime minister faced hostility during her visit to the area yesterday. let's talk to our political correspondent emma va rdy. what do we do about the response from theresa may? there was hostility and perhaps theresa may's presence yesterday may have stirred up presence yesterday may have stirred up anger even more in presence yesterday may have stirred up anger even more in what was already an emotionally charged situation. we saw growing frustration from the crowd as she
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left and there were cries of "shame on you". per response has been to underline the £5 million of emergency funding that's been made available. —— per response. she spoke about her empathy with the terrible trauma people suffered, but she failed to address the direct question about whether she herself has been able to strike the right emotional chord with people through this. she was especially pressed on her own response to the growing public anger. this is an absolutely awful fire that took place. people have lost their lives. people have had their homes destroyed. they have fled for their lives with absolutely nothing. do you accept that you misread the public mood on this one? you misread the anger that people feel about this. they shouted coward at you today when you left the church. what i have done since this incident took place is yesterday i
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made sure the public services have the support that they needed in order to be able to do the job they we re order to be able to do the job they were doing in the immediate aftermath. but that's three days on. this is friday evening. they needed those things in place on wednesday. there were people we spoke to who we re there were people we spoke to who were housed for one night, didn't know where they would spend the next night, had no money forfood and we re night, had no money forfood and were not told by anyone. what i have done today is ensured that we are, asa done today is ensured that we are, as a government, putting that funding in place for people in the area. well, the government has said this morning it is determined to build trust with survivors in a more conciliatory tone, reaching out to people today. but this continues to bea people today. but this continues to be a major test for theresa may under the most desperate of circumstances. and a lot of people highlighting the apparent contrast in response that we had from the prime minister and the pictures of the queen visiting yesterday. we also had a statement from the queen
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yesterday. she says the country has been resolute in the face of adversity, highlighting not just been resolute in the face of adversity, highlighting notjust the tragedy in london at grenfell tower, what also the terror attacks in manchester and london. she said it was difficult to escape a very sombre national mood and in recent months the country had experienced a succession of national tragedies. she says, we continue to pray for those who have been directly affected by these events. thanks so much. us officials say seven crew members are unaccounted for after a us navy destroyer collided with a merchant ship off the coast ofjapan. the commander of the uss fitzgerald and another sailor had to be winched to safety following the incident. 0ur tokyo correspondent rupert wingfield—hayes said questions are being raised over how the incident happened. it's very unusual and very serious that such a sophisticated ship as this, the uss fitzgerald, one of the most modern and sophisticated warships anywhere in the world,
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with an array of different types of radar and sensors, how did this ship on a calm, clear night collide with a large merchant vessel off the coast of japan? it's a very busy part of the sea, but nevertheless these are very highly trained crews on these ships and a lot of questions are being raised by this as to how it could have happened. it has caused extensive damage to the uss fitzgerald. i've seen pictures from the scene and there's a huge gash down the side of the destroyer. the bow of the cargo vessel appears to have penetrated the side of the navy destroyer, both above and below the waterline, and it has taken on water. it is listing to one side, although i understand from the us navy that it isn't at risk of sinking. rupert wingfield—hayes there. a jury in the us state of minnesota has acquitted a police officer who fatally shot an african—american man after pulling him over for an alleged traffic offence.
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philando castile's girlfriend, who was beside him in the car, live—streamed his dying moments on facebook. laura bicker reports. we got pulled over for a busted taillight in the back and the police just... he killed my boyfriend! philando castile was pulled over by police because he had a faulty brake light. minutes later he was shot five times. his girlfriend filmed the aftermath on facebook, as the officer kept his gun trained on the car. oh my god, please don't tell me he is dead. please don't tell me my boyfriend just went like that. keep your hands where they are! yes, i will keep my hands where they are! mr castile was seen on police video telling the officer there was a legally purchased weapon in the car, but he wasn't going anywhere near it. 0fficer yanez said he felt his life was in danger, that mr castile
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was high on marijuana and he matched the description of a robbery suspect. thejury believed him and found him not guilty of manslaughter. mr castile's family could not contain their grief and outrage at the verdict. my son loved this city and this city killed my son and a murderer gets away! nojustice! no peace! this shooting sparked vigils and protests in cities across the us. first peaceful... ..but the frustration at the fault line of racial division grew. tonight, once again, they gathered in the city of st paul with a cry forjustice. they marched, voices and banners raised. minnesota police have dismissed 0fficer yanez, despite the verdict, and there is an appeal for calm, but this community is once again in pain and they are determined to show it.
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a former new zealand trade negotiator has been appointed by the government to advise on securing new deals with countries outside the european union. crawford falconer, who previously called brexit an "enormous opportunity", will work with the international trade secretary liam fox to set up deals to be signed when the uk leaves the eu. mr fox is due to visit washington on monday to develop new links with the us. back to our main story now, the fallout from the fatal fire at grenfell tower in west london continues to cast a shadow over the prime minister this morning. mrs may has committed to rehousing all of those left homeless within three weeks and pledged £5 million to help those affected, but community anger came to the streets last night as marchers demanded answers. just as for grenfell! her coming
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over here, trying to speak to who? voodoo you want to speak to? had your chance and now everyone will be angry go crazy. —— who do you. your chance and now everyone will be angry go crazy. -- who do you. may must go! all of the families are upset and angry. just as for g re nfell tower upset and angry. just as for grenfell tower mag the whole procedure is chaos. we live in a modern world, why is it carried out like this? it doesn't make sense. at the end of the day, if you care, show you care. i hope and pray they turnit show you care. i hope and pray they turn it into grenfell tower more real park for all of those people. —— granville memorial park. real park for all of those people. -- granville memorial park. ask anyone, no one has seen anyone from the council. there is no organisation, no official person at all. local labour councillor robert atkinson joins us now from our london newsroom. thank you very much for your time
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this morning. i don't know if you are able to hear much of that report. i was. let are able to hear much of that report. iwas. let me are able to hear much of that report. i was. let me ask your reaction and ask who you have been speaking to in the area. this is my ward, so to see a terrible fire happened, i have been speaking to people and seeking to get out information. the lack of leadership and the lack of communications is all making the situation infinitely worse. what more do you want? theresa may has announced there will be £5 million put towards re— homing and rehousing people. it's notjust and rehousing people. it's notjust aof and rehousing people. it's notjust a of money, which has come along belatedly. kensington and chelsea, as everyone knows, is a wealthy council and one of the few that does have money. right at the beginning of the crisis i was told we would spend money, we still have people
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sleeping onjim floors, —— spend money, we still have people sleeping onjim floors, -- gym floors, the victims have not been supported. hence the demonstrations, hence the absolutely correct fuel we on behalf of residence, which has spilt over and that's making the situation worse because the attack on the town hall yesterday stopped important work happening in counselling children, in redeploying the schools and in a very difficult task of housing people. as a ward councillor, how many of those protesters were agitated orjoined by taiwan to say hi to activists. people staring up and further politicise this? i did the people who have genuine cause for anger, who have genuine cause for anger, who have genuine cause for anger,
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who have genuine... who have suffered losses. i recognised some people from my community. i also saw other people who are not from the area and who are not helping the situation. as i say, the leadership from the council has been poor, but smashing up the town hall made this an even worse and i'm not sure it has been reported in the media. it led to the evacuation and closure of the town hall. so the important work of housing people and making arrangements for schoolchildren came to... was halted yesterday because of this. what would you like to see from central and local government now? what do you need? give me your wish list. i would like the council leadership, as the residents and protesters have been saying, i would like the leadership to spend more time in the immediate area talking to residents and explaining to them
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or what measures are being taken and giving a timescale of when people will be assisted. the prime minister has said that the aim is to rehouse eve ryo ne has said that the aim is to rehouse everyone affected in the next three weeks and that £5 million is being put towards this. i would say £5 million announced on friday afternoon in a panic if too little, too late. the commitment and support from the central government should have come earlier in the week when the scale of the tragedy first became apparent. what the prime minister should be doing is making sure that the tower blocks in other parts of the country are also given money and support by central government. central government needs to a nswer government. central government needs to answer the questions as to why the investigation and reports that have happened in the past over similar fires have happened in the past over similarfires in tower have happened in the past over similar fires in tower blocks have not... because the building regulations made by coroners have
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not been implemented. so government, national government has also been slow to deal with this terrible situation. labour councillor for kensington and chelsea. thank you very much for your time here. just after quarter past eight and we will discuss this further with the first secretary of state. time to check now on the weather for the weekend. helen has the details for us. i was asked a little bit earlier if the sunshine was universal across the sunshine was universal across the uk. as you can see from this picture, there was more cloud across northern ireland scotland also across cumbria in the south—west. it will burn away quickly but this is how it looks, for example, in cumbria. a little grey in some areas but the sunshine will come through and, unusually, with some very high levels of uv stretching right the way up into northern england. that
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is quite an unusual and high levels where ever we do see some today. u nfortu nately for where ever we do see some today. unfortunately for those with hayfever, high levels of pollen all the way up to scotland. that is the bad news, really, if you are handing —— heading out to watch trooping the colour, be aware of the strength of the sun and levels of pollen. if you do enjoy sunshine, there is plenty of it to be found. except in the north—west of scotland. year in the highlands and islands it will be another day of risk south—westerly winds driving in cloud, thick cloud, low cloud and hill fog, not a day to go out walking. it will be misty and murky. today will stretch across into the northern isles were was sunny yesterday but easter the grampians, pleasant sunshine around across much of northern ireland away from the north—west. temperatures yesterday, low 20s and today, mid—to high 20s. a big leap up, actually
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and we could potentially see 30 degrees, which would make the warmest day of the year so far. even if we don't, tomorrow we certainly well. would keep the weather front in the north so humid and warm night but for most of us it will be an increasing humidity which will make it feel more uncomfortable than last night, particular across southern and eastern parts of the uk and that will be a trend overcoming nights as well. 0therwise sunday is a repeat performance. misty low cloud and a few places but will not last long. the north—west scotland, northern isles again it will be plagued by that weather front. but for many, temperatures are responding to that very strong sunshine again, 13, 32 potentially tomorrow and it lasts into the beginning of next week as well. so very warm and hot, fresh around the post but even if it is fresh, 16 around the coast, the sunshine will still be very strong indeed. thank you for answering our questions. even now we were paying
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no attention i did! i was paying attention. i think most people will enjoy this, don't you? just a few will find it stifling. i think so. particularly in the cities where it gets quite hot. the queen's birthday honours list has been released. julie walters and june whitfield have received damehoods and there's also a knighthood for billy connolly. in a break with tradition, the queen's civilian gallantry list has also been released at the same time. 0ur entertainment correspondent, lizo mzimba, has more. i've been on record as saying why is there algebra? i have no intention of going there. billy connolly has received a knighthood, something shortly to a strong response from fans. i think there will be a big reaction. some of them will say high
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time and some of them will say what the hell is that all about?! i don't know what to prepare for. i am a little embarrassed but deep within me i'm quite pleased. julie walters becomes a game. as does 100—year—old gone with the wind star 0livia de havilland. she says she is extremely proud to be honoured. the same honour as well or terry and june and absolutely fabulous‘s june whitfield. inside of me there is a thin personjust whitfield. inside of me there is a thin person just screaming to get out. just the one, dear? i am still in shock, really. but it is wonderful to know that, you know, people have been good enough to appreciate what i have done. writer and illustrator raymond briggs, has been made a cbe. double bafta
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winning a dress and sarah lancashire has been given an 0be. david wylie ‘s said no—one was happier than his mum at him being made and 0bes for services to charity and the art. director and a funky and an actress become ndes. they made the film bell together in 2013. in the world of music, 19605 eurovision winner sandy shaw becomes an mbe. charttopping singer ed sheerin i5 shaw becomes an mbe. charttopping singer ed sheerin is also made an mbe. and duty or no go, the founder of your‘5 first like a minority ethnic 0rche5tra becomes an 0bes. of your‘5 first like a minority
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ethnic orchestra becomes an 0bes. as a ethnic orchestra becomes an obes. as a role model i have a lot of re5pon5ibility a role model i have a lot of responsibility but it certainly gives people coming from behind, people from the black and minority ethnic community the knowledge that they as well can follow a career in classical music. several people are being recognised for their bravery, among them pc keith palmer, killed as he tried to stop a man entering parliament during the westminster attack in march. he's been awarded a posthumous george medal. also recognised with queen's galla ntry medals, pcs craig nicholl5 and jonathan wright, who arrested the man who killed mp jo cox lastjune. bernard kenny, who was with the mp when she was attacked, has received the george medal. he just 5ano and tried to save her and we can't thank him enough. the two boys, similarly, unarmed, just went in, they knew he was armed, but not a thought. just went in. we are absolutely delighted. true heroes. and the last 5urviving member
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of the famous dambu5ter raids, johnnyjohnson, has been made an mbe, one of more than 1,000 people honoured. he hopes it will be seen as a tribute to his fellow flight crews. iam tribute to his fellow flight crews. i am lucky, i am still alive. i represent the 5quadron. the 5quadron has been honoured with this, not me. he is one of over a thousand people being honoured. such different stories but all with one thing in common, of service of contribution. and it is lovely to see them recognised. five minutes plus seven. we have had a debate in the office this morning about orienteering. there is one school that is as absolutely, it is great. there is another school that says so boring! so boring! it is a mix. you are
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outside, you have a mental challenge and a physical challenge. it's perfect. well, it is 50 years old. british orienteering i5 perfect. well, it is 50 years old. british orienteering is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend so we took the plunge. let's see what mike ford about it. 0nce once upon 0nce upona once upon a time you could only find them in the countryside. but now they are popping up in cities as well. and on the search for them, some of britain's 10,000 well. and on the search for them, some of britain's10,000 orienteer5. it's a race against the clock around the court using a map you are given at the start. the idea, really, is to get from the start here which is 5hown to get from the start here which is shown by a triangle, to the finish, visiting all of these points. the aim is to go as fast as you can. so aim is to go as fast as you can. so a star of aim is to go as fast as you can. so a starof1.5 aim is to go as fast as you can. so a star of 1.5 kilometres. the control point to getting more challenging because of the buildings, it is a jungle out there. it has made the sport a lot quicker. taken it
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it has made the sport a lot quicker. ta ken it out it has made the sport a lot quicker. taken it out of for grace and moved it into a whole new area where it's all about speed, the speed of running and the speed of making your mind up about where you will go. where do you want to go? this way? so alongside that building, it's more about the map reading rather than the running, isn't it? it is. we've got it! number two! is not ju5t we've got it! number two! is not just about being the fastest runner but more importantly reading my new details on the map correctly. it's closed. you can see here we have that... there is a tiny fence in there. show everybody there. somewhere there there is a tiny fence. a5 somewhere there there is a tiny fence. as he got it? and don't think you can just follows the others either. 0h, you can just follows the others either. oh, no, he has a football. sorry, i thought you were looking for a control point. you have to be alert. the best people can read the map as they move. this kid seems to nowhere is going. look, got it first! catherine tackles courses
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with her whole family. including 6—year—old an hour. moving into the cities has helped the sport boom again. 50 nightclubs and in addition to temperate cour5e5, there are 500 permanent one5 to temperate cour5e5, there are 500 permanent ones across to temperate cour5e5, there are 500 permanent one5 across the uk. to temperate cour5e5, there are 500 permanent ones across the ukw to temperate cour5e5, there are 500 permanent ones across the uk. it is not just about getting permanent ones across the uk. it is notjust about getting lost in a forest. you don't need a compass, you do not need to be fit, you do not need to be sporty. you can do it with family, with friends or by yourself and you can come and do it like this we may not think you can come and try it. the british team will be hoping for medals at the world championships in estonia at the end of this month while, at the other end of the scale... the finish! 0h, other end of the scale... the finish! oh, dear, iforgot that big... there is a lot to think about andi big... there is a lot to think about and i went way off track which is why i am so far behind the winner who finished the course in ten minutes. so orienteering in salford.
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i think it is probably meant to be a little mora mode you know, unfamiliar territory. that is the point. you need to find the unfamiliar places. you need to find point5 unfamiliar places. you need to find points and fund that looked quite high—tech. points and fund that looked quite high-tech. he did enjoy it. he told us high-tech. he did enjoy it. he told u5 yesterday that he did enjoy it. it did look like a lot of fun. i plan to convert everybody over the next few days in the office. the big hair, the wild clothes and most of all the fantastic music. the jacksons are celebrating their fiftieth year and jermaine, tito, jackie and marlon will be here to tell us what they've got planned. stay with us. headlines coming up. hello, this is breakfast, with ben thompson and naga munchetty. coming up before 8am, kat will be here with the sport and helen will have this weekend's weather. but first, a summary of this morning's main news. angry prote5t5 have been held in london as residents demand more
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support for those affected by the grenfell tower fire. around 70 people are thought to be dead or missing and last night the community held a candlelit vigil near to the site of the disaster. the government has pledged £5 million to help victims, but labour says it's not enough. the queen has issued a statement on her official birthday, in the wake of the recent tragedies in london and manchester. she says it's "difficult to escape a very sombre national mood". during a visit to the westway sports centre yesterday, the queen and duke of cambridge met volunteers, residents and community representatives. us officials say seven crew members are unaccounted for after a us navy destroyer collided with a merchant ship off the coast ofjapan. the uss fitzgerald was seriously damaged after it was struck by a philippine registered container ship in the middle of the night. among the injured is the ship's commanding officer, who has been taken to hospital by helicopter. a jury in the us state of minnesota
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has acquitted the police officer who fatally shot an african american man after pulling him over for an alleged traffic offence. the shooting last year became an instant international news after philando castile's girlfriend live streamed his dying moments on facebook. 0fficerjeronimo yanez was found not guilty of manslaughter. a former new zealand trade negotiator has been appointed by the government to advise on securing new deals with countries outside the european union. crawford falconer, who previously called brexit an "enormous opportunity", will work with the international trade secretary liam fox to set up deals to be signed when the uk leaves the eu. mr fox is due to visit washington on monday to develop new links with the us. if you are heading outside in the good weather this morning, you might not be able to do this! giraffes, turtles and fire—breathing dragons have been taking to the skies along the south—west coast of denmark
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for the 33rd international kite flyers meeting. 5,000 kite flyers from across the world have gathered on the island of fanoe for the three day event. with its optimal wind conditions and 700 metre long beach the island is perfect forflying kites of all shapes and sizes. pretty impressive that the octopus doesn't get tangled. very well organised. ican organised. i can tell. do you want to do your impression of an octopus again? that wasn't an impression... there's no stop to your talents! let's find out what's happening in the sport. from an octopus to the lions. a week today we will be
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talking about their first big test against the all blacks. it is another huge morning of live rugby. scotla nd another huge morning of live rugby. scotland claim australia, england's women are playing new zealand. let's get into the rugby. as i say, this time next week we'll be gearing up for the british and irish lions first test against new zealand. they've two final warm up matches to go though. in one hour they'll kick off their biggest match of the tour so far against the maori all blacks. katie gornalljoins us live from rotorua. lovely to see you. how are they doing so far on the tour of new zealand? yes, this is often referred to as the fourth test, such is the calibre and passion of the opposition. that's kind of menace for the lions. two wins and two defeats. warren gatland named what
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is as close as possible as we think toa is as close as possible as we think to a starting 15 here. remember, 0wen farrell, the starfly to a starting 15 here. remember, 0wen farrell, the star fly half, to a starting 15 here. remember, 0wen farrell, the starfly half, is already out with an injury. sam warburton has been named. jonny sexton is number 1080 hasn't been at his best throughout the tour. a bit of pressure on him. this is huge for the lions. notjust of pressure on him. this is huge for the lions. not just for them of pressure on him. this is huge for the lions. notjust for them but also for morale. a lot of people talking about this game here as potentially... inaudible. a lot of people talking about a few new call ups. they call up for four new welsh players has lots of people talking and it has been fairly controversial? it has. we heard the news about one hour ago that a welshman has had to pull out because ofa welshman has had to pull out because of a back injury. no direct replacement for him, but warren
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gatland already called up four welsh players. it just means gatland already called up four welsh players. itjust means that none of the test players will play in the two games. it is logistically difficult for him because wales played last night in auckland, so all of these players are in the same time zone. but it has been the subject of some controversy because those for players, the majority of them would have been nowhere near them would have been nowhere near the lyons—— lions‘ test squad when it was first announced. eddie jones says he thinks players should be picked on merit, not geography, and that has caused the debate around here. whether that devalues the lions in some way, but i am sure warren gatland will be asked about that. we will have to see what he says afterwards. and we‘ve already had a good game and a really good
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result for england‘s women? had a good game and a really good result for england's women?m had a good game and a really good result for england's women? it is a cracking game. it was here on the pitch in the stadium. inaudible... if it's pitch in the stadium. inaudible... if it‘s anything like the match we have seen them we are in for a real treat. england are the world champions. new zealand, they are the number—1 ranked team in the world. little to separate them the first half. it set off at a fantastic pace. 14— 1a at the break. at after the break england started to pull away. too much powerfor the new zealand team. it finished 29— 21 to england, theirfirst zealand team. it finished 29— 21 to england, their first win zealand team. it finished 29— 21 to england, theirfirst win here zealand team. it finished 29— 21 to england, their first win here since 2001. the way they celebrated, you could understand how much it means for them. they win the international women‘s series, which is a warmup for the world cup. fantastic news for the world cup. fantastic news for england. the world cup in ireland is just around the corner, in august, and they are in good shape for that. thank you very much for bringing us up to date. >> later when we know what the
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result is for the lions in that match against the maori all blacks. apologies for the break up spare. but you could understand what she was saying. her news coming from a long way away. it also looks likely that scottish pair finn russell and allan dell are going tojoin up with the lions squad too. they‘re both currently in action this morning in sydney and it‘s been a thrilling contest so far between scotland and australia. it has been a great match so far. and russell has been amongst the scorers. 20 minutes or so to go in that one. scotla nd scotland are leading. ireland are also playing this mornin they lead japan 38—10. for the first time since world rankings began, in 1986, the world‘s top three golfers have missed the cut at a major. dustinjohnson, rory mcilroy and jason day are all out of the us open in wisconsin. while they were struggling, others were making light of the huge course at erin hills. england‘s paul casey set the early pace, finishing on seven under. there he was joined by another englishman, tommy fleetwood. they are both part of
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a four—way tie for the lead, with the americans brian harman and brooks koepka. at least i know what‘s in there, it‘s just a matter of getting it out of me and getting myself in the right frame of mind. yesterday, coming off the injury and a month off, i was anxious going out there. i got off to a good start, but it sort of caught up with me as the run went on. but the more rounds i play, hopefully i‘ll get rid of all that stuff and hopefully strip it down to what you saw in the last six holes. for me it felt like it played tougher today. it doesn't need to be changed... ..too much of a change for this golf course to play pretty difficult. if it stays like it is, with the wind, it will be treacherous on the weekend, which isjust what i and most of the players would want to see. football and could cristiano ronaldo be on his way back to the premier league? a source close to the player has told the bbc that he wants to leave spain.
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the former manchester united forward has had an incredible few seasons for real, winning three champions leagues and breaking all manner of goalscoring records, but he‘s been accused of tax fraud in spain, an accusation that is making him consider his future in the country. thanks to goalkeeper jordan pickford, england‘s under—21s drew their opening match with sweden at the european championship, a day after completing a record £30 million move to everton. pickford produced this penalty save with about ten minutes remaining, to help england draw 0—0 in poland. they face the hosts and slovakia in their remaining group games. a vital save there from jordan pickford. johanna konta will play in the semi finals at the nottingham 0pen this afternoon as she overcame australia‘s ashleigh barty in straights sets yesterday in her first tournament on home soil since breaking into the world‘s top ten. she‘ll play slovakia‘s magdalena rybarikova for a place in the final. the aegon championships begin at queen‘s on monday with andy murray bidding for a record sixth title.
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the defending wimbledon champion, who has spent nearly a year as world no1, has admitted that time could be running out for him at the very top of the game. i know some of the players have been doing really well into their mid—305, recently, but that might not be the case with me. it might...maybe these next couple of years are the last few where i have a chance to compete for the majors and the biggest tournaments, so i do want to make the most of them. leeds rhinos are into the semi finals of rugby league‘s challenge cup after thrashing featherstone rovers 58—0. leeds are a step closer to winning the competition for a third time in four years, running in ten tries against their championship opponents. in super league, huddersfield beat st helens. nottinghamshire 0utlaws have completed the highest successful run chase in limited overs cricket, chasing 371 to beat essex eagles in the semi final of the one day cup.
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alastair cook had made a century in essex‘s mammoth total, but an unbeaten 122 from former england all rounder samit patel helped see notts home with just three balls to spare, and that means they‘re into the lord‘s final on the first ofjuly. and the queen‘s birthday honours have recognised a number of figures from the sporting world. double 0lympic rowing champion heather stanning, who won her second gold with helen glover in rio last year, is now an 0be. lions prop rory best has also been made an 0be. the coach who guided great britain‘s women to hockey gold in rio, danny kerry, has received an mbe, as has world superbike champion jonathan rae and northern ireland football captain steven davis. and judy murray receives an 0be too. i‘ve seen kind of first—hand that your role models, of course they are important and they inspire and excite, but any sport is only as good as its grassroots.
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so for me, four years ago i was so determined that there would be a long—term legacy from what jamie and andy have achieved in scotland and so i set about creating these grass—roots programmes that i felt like i could have a much more long—term effect by sharing everything that i have learnt over my coaching career with as many people as i could. we usually only see judy we usually only seejudy murray chewing herfingernails, especially at wimbledon! but she works so hard out on the road, taking tennis into schools and making sure young kids are going out on the court. what you think is better, 0be or 0lympic what you think is better, 0be or olympic gold? 0lympic olympic gold? olympic gold. you‘ve thought about that! i think 0lympic that! i think olympic gold is what you put the work into. an 0be is a nice result. another of the lovely accolades you get for all of that ha rd accolades you get for all of that hard work and for being the very best in the world. incredible, both.
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thank you. it will be a lovely sunny day today for most people. not everybody, because a few of you have got in touch to say it is cloudy and grey where you are. some people say that‘s good news. you don‘t need to say sorry, helen can say sorry. if you were listening to her earlier she said it wouldn‘t be sunny everywhere! —— would be. idid. it‘s everywhere! —— would be. i did. it‘s not sunny everywhere this morning. but some of you who are waking up to grey skies perhaps in the south—west of wales and cumbria, that cloud should go, especially across wales and the south—west. this cloud across scotla nd south—west. this cloud across scotland is a weather front and is meandering around the west of scotla nd meandering around the west of scotland and northern ireland. this is how it looked in cumbria about half an hour ago. we have great cloud around but it is on the way out. we have sunshine for many, for the majority. as i‘ve been mentioning this morning, very
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unusually high levels of uv. that‘s up unusually high levels of uv. that‘s up to eight in northern england very often in this country. u nfortu nately, if often in this country. unfortunately, if you suffer from hay fever, very high levels of pollen with us up to the scottish borders. so some warnings to start with. for many it will be very enjoyable. 0urfirst with. for many it will be very enjoyable. our first extended with. for many it will be very enjoyable. 0urfirst extended normal speu enjoyable. 0urfirst extended normal spell of hot and sunny weather this season. we should have it for three orfour season. we should have it for three or four days, except under this weather front in the north. it is the highlands of scotland in particular. today the northern isles joining in with that cloud because yesterday we had sunshine here. 23— 25 in scotland and northern ireland and around the coast, if you find these temperatures stifling, more like 20— 21 around the coast, records the temperatures still low, about 12— 13, setting in motion a refreshing sea breeze. it even
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around the coast where it is only about 21 degrees the sunshine is still as strong as when it is 28— 29 inland, which catches a few people out. more likely to get burnt. the changes as the temperatures don‘t drop much overnight and it will be uncomfortable for sleeping, especially in southern and eastern areas, as the humidity rises. that will progress northwards. you don‘t get any relief by night if you don‘t like the heat. tomorrow it is pretty much the same. if anything, less cloud around and misting us in the morning and we‘ve still got the weather front plaguing the north—west of scotland. elsewhere, temperatures respond to the strong sunshine. if anything they will be higher than today. we should break 30 degrees tomorrow, which will be the first time this year. that warm and hot weather is increasingly humid and it won‘tjust be for this weekend. it does continue into the beginning of next week. especially across england and wales. however, even further north it is only slowly
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starting to cool down. thank you very much. now it is time for news watch. we are looking at the coverage of the general election and the coverage of the tower fire. hello and welcome to newswatch with me samira ahmed. praise but also concerns about how bbc news reported the terrible grenfell tower block fire in london. and was the general election result wrongly presented as a disaster for the conservatives and a triumph for labour? there have been many shocking and distressing images on the news recently and tuesday night‘s fire which engulfed a west london block of flats provided yet more. the following morning victoria derbyshire spoke to a man who had escaped from the tower. there is a man who threw two of his children. come on, man.
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we saw a lot. we saw a lot, man. we saw a lot with our own eyes. we saw friends, families... honestly, it's all right, you don't have to say any more. sandra martin e—mailed us with this message about victoria derbyshire: some viewers, though, objected to what they saw as the intrusive nature of that interview. and others, including this one from home affairs editor mark easton. my sister, and her son. how old was he? 12 years old. his name is brooke. that‘s why i ask...
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a 12—year—old boy. john gosling contacted us about the bbc‘s coverage following the fire, here are his thoughts: is it now the job of bbc reporters to chase down the traumatised, the bereaved, the despairing, and, basically, wring out every last drop of despair from that person in the interests of ratings? i watched one particular person being interviewed with a microphone thrust into their face. they were crying, they were distraught, they had lost somebody, they had no idea what had happened to a member of their family. and... there just seemed to be no benefit in this interview. you are not ambulance chasers. but that‘s the impression you are starting to give. later, on wednesday, news bulletins were presented from the site of the still burning tower with sophie raworth fronting the news at six on location, and hugh edwards doing the same
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at ten o‘clock. scores of viewers said they found it inappropriate to have that background while presenting news about the tower and other topics. here‘sjohn sutton. sophie raworth, chatting about the dup and tim farron while standing in front of a burning tower block, presumably containing the charred corpses of people‘s loved ones. how has it come to this? a channel should pool resources, share footage, not send the main presenter. and if you must, have the basic respect and human decency to not treat it like a chat back on a studio sofa. thank you for all of your thoughts on the issues arising out of the coverage of the grenfell tower fire. we may well be discussing them with the bbc news editor next week. it‘s been a week since the general election results and its implications are still unclear. last friday political editor laura kuenssberg reflected
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on what was widely considered to be something of a political earthquake. what was surprised at the start... and what we're saying is the conservatives are the largest party, note they don't have an overall majority at this stage. gradually, seat after seat, was glorious shock for labour. loss after loss for the conservatives. images of cheering labour politicians and supporters, and of disappointed or angry conservatives made it hard to remember at times that the latter had won 56 more seats than the former. and were back in power. when the prime minister emerged from ten downing st on friday was the question laura kuenssberg shouted out to her. is this strong and stable, prime minister? she who dares doesn‘t always win. but she had won, some newswatch viewers pointed out. at least in the sense that the conservatives were forming the next government.
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and graham watts objected to what he saw as: there certainly seemed to be some relish in comments made by george osborne on sunday‘s andrew marr show, repeated widely on bbc news. theresa may is a dead woman walking. it‘s just how long she‘s going to remain on death row. i think we will know very shortly. david hines objected to the airtime given to that phrase, and what he saw as a wider trend. later in the week on thursday
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night, there was laura kuenssberg began talking about how the government might respond to the london tower block fire. remember also right now this is an extremely fragile government, the state opening of parliament is not even underway, theresa may is onlyjust days after a bruising political defeat. nigel rawlins was one of a number of viewers to pick up the phrase there, a bruising political defeat, writing: the charge of a lack of political balance was one we heard many times during the election campaign. for instance, after the bbc‘s debate from cambridge, eight days before the vote, featuring the leaders of ukip, plaid cymru, the greens,
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the liberal democrats and labour parties. and representatives from the snp and the conservatives. but since the result, the omission from that line—up, and from most of the coverage of the democratic unionist party and other northern irish parties, has been questioned by viewers such as jack 0‘dwyer henry, who recorded this video for us. as a northern irish voter i was somewhat dissatisfied with the bbc‘s general election coverage because it didn‘t seem to include the parties from northern ireland and never the issues northern irish voters were concerned about in the election. i think this is especially obvious whenever it came to the big set piece television debates and interviews of the campaigns, such as the leaders debates, and the leaders interviews with andrew neil. first, i‘d like to ask what the justification is for excluding all northern ireland parties from those programmes? and secondly, given that the dup is in such a prominent national position after the election, will the bbc reconsider this for
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future general election coverage? let‘s discuss some of those issues which the bbc‘s head of news gathering, jonathan munro. jonathan, let‘s start with the dup. in hindsight was it a mistake, it was, wasn‘t it, not to include them in that debate? no, it wasn‘t a mistake it was deliberate. the reason for it there are five parties in northern ireland who are described as major parties. parties of significant support in the constituencies in northern ireland. we cannot put the dup into a networked programme without also putting sinn fein, the sdlp alliance, and the ulster unionists. that would have taken cambridge from a 7 handed debate to a 12 handed debate. it would have been completely impossible to marshall. people in the rest of the uk don‘t have the option to vote for the dup, whereas everyone on the cambridge debate was facing each other in some part of the uk or another. so what we did instead was we did a northern ireland only debate on the tuesdayjust before polling
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day, which went out in northern ireland, and was then seen on the bbc news channel across the uk. viewers have complained that the bbc presented the election result is a triumph for labour and defeat for the conservatives. now, that was just wrong, wasn‘t it? i don‘t think we did that, actually. we reported it as a result relative to expectations. theresa may herself said that if she lost six seats to labour she would have lost the election, that was her phrase, not ours. 0bviously she lost a lot more than that, in fact she lost her overall majority. she was, of course, as we know, the leader of the biggest party in the commons, and therefore forming a minority government with the dup support. relative to expectations, it was undeniably a setback for the conservative party, and undeniably better achievement for labour than they better expected. expectations, this is what viewers are concerned about, the expectations were wrong. they‘ve been wrong in previous elections, such as the referendum. newswatch viewers have said the bbc has allowed itself to get swept up into focusing on expectations when covering the election. when you should just be reporting facts.
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every election comes with a, a degree of expectation about what the result might leave us with. that is not unusual. at this election, people of the conservative party and the labour party were saying to us, both privately and indeed on the record, and in interviews, the conservatives will get a landslide. i remember nicola sturgeon doing an interview for the bbc in which she used that exact phrase, we are headed for a conservative landslide. so, the expectations were quite out there in terms of where people thought the results would be. all those expectations turned out to be false. and it really depends on the work that‘s done now about how voters behaved when political analysts get involved about why that happened. with every election there was a learning curve about those things. some viewers detected a sense of relish and colleagues in the reporters‘ tone and questions to the prime minister. notably the repeating of george 05borne‘s dead woman walking quote. i think it‘s a slightly odd thing to ask is not to report what the former chancellor of the exchequer, who was sacked by theresa may, is now a major newspaper editor,
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is saying on the record on air. there was no relish in any of the questions... the strong and stable comment shouted at her? but mrs may campaigned on a mandate for a strong and stable government. that was her phrase. in the spirit of robust questioning, and calling people to account, it‘s perfectly reasonable for us to put that back to her. looking back, what should the bbc not do, or do differently next time in covering a general election? well, i think it all depends on the circumstances in which the election is called. there is bound to be a different political landscape. there will be new programme ideas, things we will do differently, i think one of the things that we did very well this time around, and want to do even more of, is tapping into the youth vote, which we think turned out in bigger numbers than people expected. so, although there was a dedicated newsbeat debate for young voters just before the election, i‘d like to see even more voices from the younger generation‘s first—time voters and see them even more visible across the bbc. jonathan munro, thank you.
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thank you for all your comments this week. if you want to share your opinions on bbc news and current affairs, or even appear on the programme: that‘s all from us, we will be back to hear your thoughts about bbc news coverage again next week. goodbye. hello this is breakfast, with naga munchetty and ben thompson. angry protests as survivors of the grenfell tower fire vent their frustration at authorities. demonstrators storm council offices and march in westminster demanding answers and more help. the government is making money available, we are ensuring we will get to the bottom of what has happened, we will ensure that people are rehoused but we need to make sure that actually happens. hundreds of mourners attend a late—night vigil for the ‘dead and missing‘ as the search
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for victims enters its fourth day.
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