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this is bbc news. the headlines at 2pm. the chancellor, philip hammond, has told an audience of business leaders that the government wants to manage migration after brexit, but not shut it down. iam i am confident we can do a brexit deal that puts jobs and prosperity first. that reassures employers that they will still be able to access they will still be able to access the talent that they need. barclays bank and four of its former senior executives have been charged with fraud arising from the financial crisis in 2008. a review into the murder of a toddler in fife has said there were "missed opportunities" which could potentially have prevented the abuse he suffered. the family of a man arrested after a terror attack near a london mosque say they are "shocked" and "devastated". in the next hour staying out for the summer. it could be the hottest heatwave
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in june for twenty years. but as the temperature soars, a health warning is issued to those struggling to stay cool. and andy murray begins his campaign to defend his title at queen's. he says another successful week there will be a ‘big boost‘ to wimbledon. the chancellor, phillip hammond, has called for a brexit deal which puts jobs and prosperity first, saying the government was seeking to manage migration, not "shut it down". giving his delayed mansion house speech in the city of london, mr hammond suggested the current border arrangements of the eu's customs union should be maintained for an "implementation period". the governor of the bank
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of england, mark carney, said the time was not right for an interest rate rise as wage growth is falling and the impact of brexit on the economy is unclear. our economics correspondent, andrew verity, reports. the chancellor's brexit agenda was supposed to be delivered over a sumptuous banquet at city's mansion house, but it was cancelled following the grenfell tower tragedy. today, he turned up at the same venue for a glass of water, no bowtie, and not a single mention of austerity, only sober warnings about what brexit should and shouldn't mean. when the british people voted last when the british people voted lastjune they did not vote to become poorer, or less secure. they did vote to leave the eu, and we will leave the eu. but it must be done in a way that works for britain.
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in a way that prioritises british jobs and underpins britain's prosperity. today, one of the uk's successful export industries gave its own warning that unfavourable divorce arrangements with the eu would be worse than any threat or challenge they have faced in modern times. car industry executives think a favourable divorce could take five years, not two. we need to be brutally honest. the chances of getting the bespoke cover has a deal we need is going to take a long time. and we don't have a long time with the clock ticking. what we need is a back—up plan. ideally we want to remain in the single market, certainly in the customs union, for the duration until we get that new arrangement. the car industry needs to know if, during the transition, there will be tariffs to make cars more expensive and less competitive when they are exported to europe. as long as they don't know it's hard to plan investment. and without investment the economy cannot grow as fast. there have been warnings that too hard a brexit could cause
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other economic problems. if fewer people are coming into the country that could mean fewer taxes rolling in so the chancellor outspent his income more easily, the deficit on in other words, gets worse. on that view the risk is the harder the brexit the higher the deficit. if it means fewerjobs, especially in the city, philip hammond has made it clear, but today mark carney warned that any transition, hard or soft, wouldn't be easy. firms on either side of the channel may soon need to activate contingency plans. and before long, we will all begin to find out the extent to which brexit is a gentle stroll along a smooth path towards a land of cake and consumption. the bank of england said it believes weaker wage growth is likely while the transition takes place.
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and, it says, there is little it can do with interest rates to prevent that. andrew verity, bbc news. the other 27 nations we are negotiating with have been advised by angela merkel to keep in contact. and andy verity is with me now. tell us what the german chancellor has been saying today. we are in luxembourg. rather than in brussels, so luxembourg. rather than in brussels, so we've got a meeting of europe ministers from the other 27 member states of the eu, the general affairs council. rather than discussing what angela merkel had to say, they are hearing from michel barnier. on
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other brexit matters, there is a discussion of the relocation of two agencies for the eu which are based in london but will need to be found new homes after brexit. the regulatory industries for both banking and pharmaceuticals. while most have never heard of them, there is quite fierce competition to nab the offices of those regulators when rex it finally happens. studio: we are hearing angela merkel saying that we need to stick together but not all 27 states think alike on everything. that is true, but you wouldn't know it from the negotiations so far. they have stuck together and held united front as
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they come up with an agreed that form for brexit negotiations. i don't think there will be a lot of discussion about that in meetings like today, and the reason for that is the sequence of the talk they want to talk about the departure first. how much money does the uk have to pay to leave, to pay for the commitments it has made. what about citizen ‘s‘ rights? the border between northern and the republic of ireland 7 border between northern and the republic of ireland? only when those have been dealt with will be other countries talk about the future relationship between the uk and the eu. adam, in luxembourg, thank you very much. joining me now from our westminster studio is edwin morgan, deputy director of policy
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at the institute of directors. thank you for being with us. we have heard from philip hammond. he is talking about a brexit deal that puts jobs talking about a brexit deal that putsjobs and talking about a brexit deal that puts jobs and prosperity purse. does that sound microsoft brexit than the government was initially going to pursue? hard and soft brexit are useful terms for journalists but pursue? hard and soft brexit are useful terms forjournalists but not for businesses. they are interested in the practical implications. they need to know about permanent residency for their staff. what will the transitional arrangements be? what will they looked like? how quickly will they be agreed? what does that final free trade deal look like for us. hard, soft, people have
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got different ideas but that's really all about maximum level of access. we are leaving the eu and things will change. in terms of those transitional agreements, what will help your members? our member vsv will help your members? our member ‘s‘ ideal situation is to stay in the customs union and the free, single market. it looks like we won't remain in them for a long period of time. we may remain in for five—year spurts it may not need to be that long. a lot of it will depend on trade agreement talks. it will be complex as the manufacturers we re will be complex as the manufacturers were saying this morning, but we are ina were saying this morning, but we are in a slightly better position, see as canada was, starting on a very low bases with two markets coming together. we are in their and we are
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on the same terms as the eu, and it means stepping back a bit which might ease negotiations. people who have said we are leaving, we have to state in for five years? why should that be? the government has been clear. they want a close trading relationship with the eu after we leave. so if that end goal is pretty much decided on, that we have a trade agreement with them and some customs with no big delays at the borders, why would you create turbulence in the short term if the end goal is established? businesses and not saying don't leave the eu. people are saying, let's leave the
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eu and the single market but let's stay in the customs union but that doesn't look like it's going to happen? some of this is about the way the eu... theirs are a lot of ways of describing how things work. —— there are a lot of ways. it doesn't look like we will permanently stay in the customs union, but if we can have a good customs arrangements which minimises bureaucracy and tariffs, and makes it easy for us to get our goods and services over there, that's the thing you really need to focus on. many thanks for being with us. other news now. the former business secretary, sir vince cable, has become the first to throw his hat in the ring to replace tim farron as leader of the liberal democrats. after losing his seat in 2015, he has just returned as mp for twickenham in this month's
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general election. declaring his candidacy, he said he would work to secure a second referendum on any brexit deal. and we'll be speaking to sir vince cable at four o'clock this afternoon here on the news channel. the serious fraught office has charges charge for banking executives with fraud after the 2008 crash. the end of an era for british banking, some of the biggest names go cap in hand to the government. the financial crisis, banks in danger of failing, lloyds and rbs had to be bailed out. but barclays bank got billions of pounds of help from oil—rich gulf states, including qatar. now the charge is over how that was done. i am going to ask you one more time, move, please! the chief executive at the time,
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john varley, becomes the first head of a bank to face criminal charges from the crisis. if the allegations were to be proved, my sense is this would result in a fine for barclays, rather than the loss of its banking licence. it would be a fine that a bank of this size could comfortably handle. the individuals themselves, the fact of being charged itself must be a hammer blow. the five year investiagtion related to two bouts of fundraising in 2008 which raised £12 billion, mostly by selling new ba rclay‘s shares. it focused on more than £330 million of advisory fees paid to qataris. there were questions about the transparency of these payments, and a loan of over £2 billion made by barclay's to the state of qatar, just after the shares
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were being bought. john varley faces two charges of conspiracy to commit fraud through false representation betweenjune and october of 2008. and one charge of unlawful financial assistance. rogerjenkins who was head of investment banking time faces the same three charges. his lawyer said he'd vigorously defend homself against them. thomas kalaris, the former boss of barclays wealth division faces one charge of conspiracy to commit fraud, as does richard boath, another seniorfigure, who said he had no case to answer. barclays plc itself faces all the same charges as a company. barclays managed to avoid being rescued by the taxpayer in the financial crisis, yet it has become tainted by some of the most serious allegations to come out of that episode. its response to those charges is to say it is considering its position, while it waits for more information from the serious fraud office. fraud charges carry sentences of up to ten years if individuals are convicted but it doesn't stop there for barclay's. the fca is considering a heavy fine. ba rclay‘s says it faces investigations in the us, as well. simon gompertz, bbc news. a review into the murder of toddler
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liam fee in fife in 2014 has said there were "missed opportunities" which might have saved his life. the two—year—old was murdered by his mother, rachel, and her partner, nyomi, after a campaign of mental and physical abuse, including locking him in a cage. but the independent review said liam's death could not have been predicted and that significant improvements had been made to services since 2014. our news correspondent, andrew black, is in glasgow and has been following the story. he was two years old when he was murdered in glenrothes in march 20 14. both murdered in glenrothes in march 20 1a. both women received life terms. liam died after a ruptured heart after blunt force trauma to the body
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and he had been subjected to a sustained campaign of physical and mental abuse. following the trial, an independent review was launched into the circumstances leading up to his there after a number of witnesses told the trial that they had raised concerns about the toddler's health and well—being with social services, and today, we had the main findings of that review which have been published by fife council. liam's death could not have been predicted but it said that there were missed opportunities across services to provide support to the family and have led to a better understanding of their circumstances, preventing harm potentially liam suffered. his mother and her partner were considered to be devious and manipulative and hindered social services using disguised compliance to play off one health professional
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against another. crucially, this review found that since 2014, significant improvements have been made across all services. in a timely report has come out, we have had some reaction from the independent chair of five child protection committee, and he says the results of this case review painta the results of this case review paint a picture of services struggling to see through the dealings of manipulative parents. he said there were aspects of the case that could have been managed more effectively, but his main point is that today's report has provided a way of emphasising improvement that could go across old child protection agencies, and he hopes that provides reinsurance that everything that has been outlined in this review is
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being put in place or is in place already. thank you, andrew. let's get another look at the latest headlines. the chancellor, philip hammond, has told an audience of business leaders that the government wants to manage migration after brexit, but not shut it down. barclays bank and four of its former senior executives have been charged with fraud arising from the financial crisis in 2008. the family of a man arrested after a terror attack near a london mosque say they are "shocked" and "devastated". a review into the murder of a toddler in fife has said there were "missed opportunities" which could potentially have prevented the abuse he suffered. in sport, jose mourinho has been accused of tax evasion at his time with real madrid. they say he owes over £3 million. and the lions beat the chiefs. two tries from jack nolde. and andy murray begins his campaign
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to defend his title at queen's. police are continuing to question a 47—year—old man, after a van was driven into a crowd of muslim worshippers in north london. one person, who was being given first aid when the van struck, has died. nine others were taken to hospital. recent attacks have led to renewed calls for the government to reverse planned police funding cuts. daniela relph reports. the flowers and messages close to finsbury park mosque. they are words of defiance, of unity. overnight, 24 hours after the attack, worshippers returned to the mosque. the regular rhythm of prayer during ramadan was unbroken, despite the violence of the night before. the attack here added to the unrelenting pressure on the police in london. the met‘s commissioner
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was among those who visited yesterday and joined a vigil. today she spoke out about the strain on her force. we are not having any fewer calls from the public for help. we are stretched. i'm talking with the mayor and the government about the resources that we need, i believe, in the future. as well as the regular work in a busy capital city, the met police has faced an intense few weeks. with the terror attacks, as well as the loss of pc keith palmer. a former commissioner now believes any government cutbacks planned for the met have to be stopped. the cuts being considered, certainly for the met, need reconsideration. as far as i understand, they are to lose a further £400 million by 2021 on top of £600 million in the last few years. that means the met must be a quarter less in size than when i left. reconsider what? no cuts. looking at what is happening,
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the idea of continuously cutting the police service's budget is seen as an absurdity at this stage. there is a calm here now after the distress of yesterday, but that doesn't take away from the fact that this is a community feeling unsettled and concerned. the police cordons have been moved. to look around finsbury park is back to normal. but yesterday's attack has deeply shocked the muslim community here. they feel targeted, vulnerable, and uneasy. we feel like something needs to be done. more things need to be done. islamophobia, unfortunately, is on the rise and so is hate crime, so we have to do something to stop this madness. the cycle of violence will lead us nowhere. this is a community that needs reassurance. in a city with a police force facing exceptional challenges. daniela relph, bbc news, finsbury park. let's cross to finsbury park, and speak to our correspondent, lisa hampele.
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this is a proud, multicultural part of london where multi—faith community had been living side—by—side, happily, the many yea rs, side—by—side, happily, the many years, and they have been pulling together and the flowers and m essa 9 es together and the flowers and messages continued to build. we have had people quietly coming up, writing things such as, we stand together. not in my name. let's find the courage to love. people bringing their children, reading the messages and hugging one another. even though it is quiet you do feel that people are unsettled. they are worried about the rise of islamophobia and the feeling here is that they are worried. that's in finsbury park.
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fires are raging in portugal. firefighters are still battling to get control and some villages have all but been burnt to the ground. from the air, smoke, fire and forest. after four days, portugal still burns. on the ground, desperate attempts to control the blaze. and up close all locals can do is watch and wait as the fire consumes their country. dozens are dead, more than 100 injured. through the night firefighters battled the blaze.
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the work hard and dangerous. the fire seemingly unending. the new day brought not hope but more smoke. the fire had taken anything in its path. residents spoke of terrifying attempts to escape the blaze. translation: when i arrived fire was everywhere, i couldn't turn back so i continued thinking to run from fire. there was a lot of fire, there was fire everywhere. the authorities say that the fire could be controlled today. but the commander of portugal's national emergency services is more cautious. "although 70% of the fire," he says, "is under control, there is a lot of work to do. the 30% which are still active worry us a lot." the destruction is terrible.
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homes, roads, people trapped in their cars as the fire swept around them. as portugal mourns its dead, it hopes for an end to the conflagration. but temperatures are rising again and humidity is falling. for portugal's exhausted firefighters, there is more to come. jonny dymond, bbc news. an american student detained by north korea for 17 months has died, days after being released and flown home to the united states in a coma. otto warmbier, who was 22, was sentenced to 15 years hard was sentenced to 15 years' hard labour after being convicted of stealing a political poster. steve evans sent this report from seoul. this was the last the outside world heard from otto warmbier. cries of anguish as he was
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sentenced to 15 years hard labour in north korea. save this poor and innocent scapegoat. his crime, stealing a hotel sign in what seemed like a student prank. 17 months later, he returned home to ohio, in a coma. a week later he is dead. north korea says the coma resulted from an illness more than a year ago. but americans are sceptical. why did north korea keep it secret if it did happen so long ago, they ask? president trump called the regime brutal. otto warmbier has just passed away. he spent a year and a half in north korea. a lot of bad things happened but at least we got him home to be with his parents where they were so happy to see him even though
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he was in a very tough condition. but he just passed away a little while ago. it's a brutal regime. the family issued a statement that north korea had killed their son. it said that... there are at least six south korean citizens and three us citizens being held by north korea. the president of south korea here wants access to them to check on the health. north korea is very unlikely to grant that. in otto warmbier‘s hometown, signs of welcome have become marks of mourning. in america, his death is prompting outrage against the regime in pyongyang. stephen evans, bbc news, south korea. we will have headlines for you in a
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moment but let's get a look at your weather. there will be heatwaves and a lot more sunshine to come. high levels of uv so if you're out in the sun there any length of time, it's worth using some suncream. temperatures into the low 30s down south and fresher conditions across the north—east. in north east england, it will have temperatures that are 10 celsius lower than yesterday. rain through northern ireland, otherwise it's going to be another uncomfortable night ahead. temperatures at ten o'clock still in the mid—20s the sum. —— for some of us. the mid—20s the sum. —— for some of
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us. it's probably going to be the hottest day of the heatwave and if we get these temperatures then it will be the hottestjune day in some 30 years. hello. this is bbc news. the latest headlines... the chancellor philip hammond has called for a smooth brexit to avoid a "cliff edge" for businesses as the uk leaves the european union. mr hammond also said that immigration would be "managed but not shut down". barclays bank and four of its former top executives have been charged with fraud in connection with a deal to raise investment from qatar at the height of the financial crisis in 2008. a review into the murder of toddler liam fee in fife, has said there were "missed opportunities" which could potentially have prevented his abuse. he was murdered by his mother
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and her partner in 2014. the family of the man alleged to have carried out the finsbury park mosque attack say they are "devastated" and "massively shocked." 47 year old darren osborne was restrained and arrested at the scene. and for the fourth consecutive day, the temperature rises to over 30 degrees in some parts of the uk. very, very hot, much too hot for playing tennis. let's get all the sports news, here is hugh. thank you both, a little bit of air conditioning would be relevant to tennis grounds across the country. but first, and a jew—macro has been accused of tax evasion from his time at real madrid when he was manager
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from 2010-2013. it's at real madrid when he was manager from 2010—2013. it's the latest in a series of high—profile tax fraud cases. i got more from our reporter simon stone. the claim made in the statement today is that manager macro owes 3—point treatment yet neuro is, to put £9 million, the allegation is that he failed to declare revenues from his image rights with the aim of obtaining illicit profit. the prosecutor says manager macro had already paid over £1 million in 2014 but the information provided at that time was incorrect, there's been no comment from manager macro who is not due back in the country for another two weeks ahead of pre—season training with man united. meanwhile cristiano ronaldo has then summoned to testify in the tax fraud case which has led to him claiming he wants to lead real madrid. his denies the charges, he is due to appear in court on the 31st ofjuly.
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to the tennis, after missing out on the nottingham open title on sunday, johanna konta is continuing her grass court preparation ahead of wimbledon. she faces a ukrainian opponent in the first round of the tournament in birmingham. she has just one, this is petra kvitova winning her madge, back to the grass court season after a terrible attack in her home that left with a hand injury. petra kvitova going through. joining her is johanna injury. petra kvitova going through. joining her isjohanna konta who has managed to win her first round match after an easy first set victory of 6-3 after an easy first set victory of 6—3 games, some problems in the second set needing treatment from the doctor, but she rallied, taking the doctor, but she rallied, taking the set into a tie—break, in the last few moments she has won it, 6-3, 7-6. last few moments she has won it, 6—3, 7—6. andy murray will donate any winnings from the queens tournament to the families of the victim of the fire tragedy, that
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could be as much as £350,000. he was due to play aljaz bedene in a first—round match this afternoon but his opponent has withdrawn with a wrist injury. murray will take on jordan thomson from australia as he launches his campaign to win 86 queens title. the lions have won their final match before the first test against the all blacks on saturday. warren gatland insists there are still places up for grabs in his squad for auckland. so there was plenty of motivation for the so—called midweek side in hamilton this morning agianst the chiefs. jack nowell spotting a gap to score the first try of four tries. the lions dominated up front again. and as ian henderson was attempting to drive over the referee jerome garces decided to award a penalty try. the second in as many games. then in a slightly more expansive move. jack nowell again found space for his second try of the match. jared payne went over to complete a 34 points to 6 victory. the lions‘ most emphatic of the tour so far. pretty ha p py
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pretty happy with where we are at the moment and as a group of players, selection meeting with the coaches tomorrow will be tough, that's the way you wanted, guys put up that's the way you wanted, guys put up hand and i have no doubt there will be healthy debate about the test match side. that is all for now, more in the next hour. hugh, thank you. europe's leaders must ‘engage frankly with political realities' and do more to address the gap between their own attitudes and those of the public, according to a new report published by chatham house, an independent think tank focusing on international affairs. joining me now from our central london studio is professor matthew goodwin, senior visiting fellow with the europe programme at chatham house and co—author of the report. this is an interesting report, trying to see whatjoel public
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thinks rather than what influences opinion. you surveyed ten countries including the uk, 10,000 voters and nearly 2000 elite, people drawn from politics, media, civilsociety and business, by looking at those groups across a large number of countries we can really get to understand the key divides that are facing europe today. what have you concluded or is it very different depending on which country you were looking at? there area big country you were looking at? there are a big national, cross national variations but in general terms, there are three divides that europe is facing, firstly, a noticeable divide between the elite and the people, as hattie might expect, for example, over 70% of the elite field they benefit from eu membership, the equivalent figure among ordinary voters is there before present, a really striking gap there between those groups. second, there is a big divide between different groups of citizens, those that are more
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liberal versus those who are more ultraconservative, they think in very different ways about the refugee crisis, immigration, the eu, a whole range of issues. and then, third, we see some divisions within the elite group itself and we are a lot about how the eu is getting itself together after brexit but the elite group things in different ways about where the eu should go, should it have more or less powers? given those i hesitate to say chasms because i imagine there are varying sizes but given those challenges, where does this lead the whole european project going forward? what we are arguing is that the debate over europe across the channel tends to be one that is focused on should we have more europe or less europe and we've seen a bit of that in the uk because we said actually read like less europe and we voted for brexit but the key issue for europe is that it should you —— move towards that binary debate, try and account for very different views on
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the continent and make them feel like they are part of this debate over the future of europe. it cannot have a situation where you got ordinary voters feeling fundamentally differently about issues like the refugee crisis and you've got say, business and political elite feeling quite at ease with how that issue is being managed because in the long one that's not going to put europe in a good, positive forward looking place. there are still quite a lot of work to be done across the continent. would you say overall this leaves you feeling bad people in europe can be optimistic about the future of europe or that we could see other countries pushing for their own exit from the european union? well we asked voters across nine countries when we excluded the uk, do you think more member states will leave in the next ten years and the majority of european voters said yes, we think more countries will leave. we asked them do you think your country was a better place to live 20 years ago, 54% of people said yes, i think my country was
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better 20 years ago, so even though the eu in general has felt much more optimistic after the election of emmanuel macron, much more optimistic after the failure to take over the netherlands, there are strong and deep—rooted divisions over europe that won't go away in the short term, the eu is going to have to think outside the box editor that, to find a new consensus. really interesting, reboot to speak to you. thank you. a teenage boy has drowned in a reservoir in rochdale in greater manchester. he was reportedly swimming with friends at the greenbooth reservoir at around six o'clock last night. a police spokesman said there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and his family have been informed. the military have joined the fight to try and contain a wild fire in central portugal that has killed more than 60 people. authorities believe dry thunderstorms sparked the blaze on saturday in pedrogao grande,
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which is 150 kilometres northeast of the capital lisbon. a short time ago we spoke to diana araojo from the international department of the portuguese red cross, who gave us this update. unfortunately, we have had recent developments in the last hour or so and two fronts of the fire have joined so more villages have been evacuated by the red cross, the portuguese red cross, in the last hour. we have evacuated 57 people from a nursing home near a front which was active this past evening. and we are currently also evacuating civilians from another village nearby. so, yes, in the latest hour, we have had this development, so the fire is still ongoing and it is affecting other areas around pedrogao grande and other municipalities.
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just hearing news from the unite union, gerard coyne who stood against len mccluskey, the leader of unite is saying he's been sacked by the union. the unite union, gerard coyne who stood against len mccluskey, to be leader, saying he has been sacked by the union. you may recall he was suspended back in april and he was warned he had brought the union into disrepute during his campaign to lead the unite union, we are not quite sure of what has resulted in this sacking as he's called it but certainly, there was a question over him and he had fallen into disagreement shall be set with his union. we get more with our correspondent in a short while. campaigners are launching a high court challenge over the number of unaccompanied child refugees accepted into the uk under the dubs scheme.
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the charity ‘help refugees‘ claims the consultation process by which home secretary amber rudd calculated only 480 should be accepted, was "fundamentally flawed". our legal affairs correspondent, clive coleman has been at the royal courts ofjustice. today‘s judicial review concerns the so—called doves amendment to the 2016 immigration act, an amendment allowing child refugees unaccompanied child refugees, in other words those without family ties in the uk to come to the uk, originally it was envisaged 3000 children would come under the dubs amendment but the home secretary amber rudd effectively limited that to 480 and the judicial review today is scrutinising whether the consultation with local authorities that got that number, arrived at
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that got that number, arrived at that number, was lawful or not because campaigners say local authorities were willing and able to ta ke authorities were willing and able to take far more than 480. joining me is lord alfred dubs who gives his name to the amendment and the actress juliet stevenson who name to the amendment and the actressjuliet stevenson who is patron of the charity help refugees thatis patron of the charity help refugees that is bringing thisjudicial review. lord dubs, why is this important? there are children in desperate plight in northern france in the camps in greece and in italy and these children are vulnerable, they are suffering from abuse, living in appalling conditions and any child we can bring over is a child‘s life worth saving. now if we win thejudicial review child‘s life worth saving. now if we win the judicial review the government will have to open up consultation, local authorities we know were willing to step up to the mark and more children will be able to come to a decent life here and safety. that's why it's important. you yourself or a child refugees from nazi germany, you came to this
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country on the famous candour transport, you know something of the ploy that these children. transport, you know something of the ploy that these childrenlj transport, you know something of the ploy that these children. i think i do, iwas ploy that these children. i think i do, i was six years old when i came to this country but it gave me a decent life, safety, and i would like to feel that children can come to britain and have the same opportunities i had, that‘s why it‘s important. juliet stevenson, white this 480 figure, what figure would you like to see, how many children would you like to see come to the country, unaccompanied children who don‘t have ties? country, unaccompanied children who don't have ties? the figure that was in the original dubs amendment was 3000 and that was altered, that did not go through but under the law but did pass last year it was an unspecified number but so far, only 200 children have come here under this amendment and they were children from calais is mad cow was closed last autumn. not a single child has come here from italy or greece so we've only had places offered for 200 children. i've just been to athens to visit some of
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these refugee camps and i can't describe the conditions in which these children live. blisteringly hot, living in shanty towns, makeshift camps, some not even improper attempts, they are without theirfamily or parents, improper attempts, they are without their family or parents, living without running water or access to much food, without any health resources, no education, nowhere to play also significantly in danger by things going in and around those camps that we know about in the form of traffickers and all kinds of other risks. just to remind everybody this amendment is specifically for children whose been identified as the most vulnerable because they've had psychological trauma on these very difficult journeys, to these camps from their country of origin, many of the children i saw from syria, afghanistan and so on, and i think people could see them, the conditions in which these young children are living they would be moved to support this today and the government really has completely abandoned its commitment to these
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children... the government would say, wouldn‘t they, this country has done huge amount in terms of aid, williams pounds in aid, some 20,000 syrian families will in due course be given homes in this country and that some children have already, who are already the most vulnerable have already been given homes in this country, you say that‘s not enough? 200 children, given there are tens of thousands of children at loose across the refugee community is that of the late to smaller figure. the point about this amendment is that it's working in conjunction with local authorities so the idea is that the government consults these authorities of the authorities see how many they can offer foster places and then whatever figure is arrived at from all those different places, from all the local authorities across britain, that is the numberof authorities across britain, that is the number of places we can offer. we note the number of places offered is greater than 200 and only 200 children have arrived. we are a
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wealthy country, we have troubles of our own but we've seen this massive outpouring of compassion and support and kindness from the british people towards those who suffered in the appalling terrorist incidents re ce ntly appalling terrorist incidents recently and the grenfell tower fire, ithink recently and the grenfell tower fire, i think this country is very decent and compassionate, we need the government to recognise this, these are not children who will stay permanently but they need some were said to be until the country is safe to go back to. thank you. juliet stevenson and lord of dubs, thank you. this review is due to last three days, judgment is likely to be reserved after that but we should hear within the coming weeks as to whether that figure, but 480, is lawful or not and whether the dubs amendment effectively needs to be reopened and something more like 3000 children will come to the uk. clive coleman reporting. in a moment a summary of the business news this hour but first the headlines on bbc news: the chancellor, philip hammond, tells an audience of business leaders that the government wants
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to manage migration after brexit, but not shut it down. gerard coyne who stood against len mccluskey gerard coyne who stood against len m cclus key to gerard coyne who stood against len mccluskey to be leader of the unite union says he has been sacked by the union. a review into the murder of toddler liam fee in fife says there were "missed opportunities" which could potentially have prevented his abuse. in the business news... four former bosses of barclays have been charged over allegations of fraud — after the bank raised £7bn from qatar at the height of the financial crisis. the serious fraud office is investigating payments made to qatar and a loan facility it offered the country. failure to agree a good deal with europe could permanently damage britain‘s car making industry. that‘s the warning from its industry body. it says carmakers would face a "cliff edge" and be hit with new tariffs,
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charges and delays. thousands of tesco customers have had home deliveries cancelled as a result of a computer glitch that is affecting services nationwide. a spokesperson for the supermarket said that up to 10% of customer orders had been affected. many customers took to social media to complain that their grocery orders had not arrived as scheduled. barclays bank and four individuals at the bank — including former chief executive, john varley have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and provide unlawful financial assistance. the charges relate to the bank‘s emergency fundraising at the height of the financial crisis in 2008 when rival banks rbs and lloyds sought government bailouts. ba rclays instead opted to seek money from qatar. but there are questions over how the funds were raised and what barclays offered in return. our business editor simon jack has the details. there are two bits of that
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transaction, the fundraising in qatar which prompted this five—year investigation. the first was advisory fees that were not disclosed at first come eventually it was disclosed, £332 million was paid to cut our holdings, who supplied the investment in advisory fees and there was a question or for further bad advice was really nonexistent and this was reallyjust if you like, a bunker to the new benefactors in the middle east. the second was a loan that was made from the bank to cut our holdings at around the same time as this investment and the charge there is that essentially the bank was lending cut or money to buy shares in ba rclays bank lending cut or money to buy shares in barclays bank and that‘s what‘s known as unlawful financial assistance, a big no—no for regulators, those are the two charges but the most interesting is this is the first time senior executives at a british bank had been personally charged with criminal conduct for their role in the financial crisis. in a statement from richard boath
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he pledged to defend himself. he said: "the sfo‘s decision to charge me is based on a false understanding of my role and the facts. i was not a decision—maker and had no control over what the bank did in 2008." we‘ve also heard from all or from rogerjenkins, one of the former senior investors at the bank and he said he will vigorously offend himself. day two of brexit negotiations — and more calls from business to protect their interests. the latest is from the society of motor manufacturers and traders. it says the government needs to make sure there‘s a transitional brexit deal to protect the car industry the boss of the smmt — mike hawes — told us a full deal can‘t be done quickly. i think we need to be brutally honest, the chance of getting a
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bespoke and comprehensive new relationship with the europe that we need for future growth is unlikely within three, four, five years of what we need is a back—up plan, something that gives us part of the customs union, ideally part of the single —— single market so we can continue to enjoy... we have a trading relationship with over 160 countries around the world, we benefit from some of the existing trade agreements at the eu already has with europe‘s that‘s got to be pa rt has with europe‘s that‘s got to be part of the arrangement, what happens with those existing arrangements and the new deals that are currently already being negotiated, we really want to see the uk trading and being successful around the world but not at the jeopardy of what we currently have. in his speech today mr hawes will say that a lot still needs to be done — and that europe remains a priority for the uk car industry, not the uk. i think if we look at ferrari or, there is less than 20 months and toby there is less than 20 months and to by leave there is less than 20 months and toby leave the eu and for us to be a
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success toby leave the eu and for us to be a su ccess we toby leave the eu and for us to be a success we need to have a new arrangement with our biggest market. chances of doing that in less than 20 months and having to be approved by all the respective parliaments i think is slim so we need that back—up plan. we certainly don‘t wa nt back—up plan. we certainly don‘t want brinkmanship and we don‘t want to go near that cliff edge of falling out without some sort of arrangement supporting us. we are pa rt arrangement supporting us. we are part of the european automotive industry and we are a big market for european automotive manufacturers but europe is a bigger market and i‘ve been talking to various member states, ——, automotive associations and they see the future of europe is more important than the uk automotive market and that makes sense. before we go, let‘s have a look at the markets. they‘ve taken a bit of a turn, starting quite strong this morning, all across europe. you can see the ftse has fallen. being told down by commodities. things like oil, brent crude. brent crude down
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over $45 a barrel, its prize for seven months. because of fears of overproduction, too much supply, not enough demand, the price will fall. that‘s been pulling down the value of bp and shell, that‘s been affecting ftse, mining stocks down and barclays, affecting ftse, mining stocks down and ba rclays, we affecting ftse, mining stocks down and barclays, we told you about the charges and the serious fraud office, share prices down. the pound down against the dollar. that‘s off the back of words from the bank of england saying he doesn‘t see any move on interest rates any time soon. that‘s all for me. it‘s a condition that stops people breathing during sleep but most sufferers don‘t even know they have it. it‘s called sleep apnoea and it‘s a condition that‘s looked for in a sleep disorder test. the numbers of such tests carried out by the nhs in england has doubled in nearly a decade. jamie coulson reports. we all need sleep, it is vital for our physical health.
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without it you are at increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. but for some getting a good night‘s rest is an impossibility. ow! iain gordon suffers from rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder, which means he acts out his dreams. i shout, i kick out, i throw my arms around, i punch my wife, i slap my wife. all those sorts of things throughout the night at any time and it will just suddenly start. josie beatson suffers with a different type of sleep disorder and has to go to bed every night wearing a mask. she has sleep apnoea, the most common sleep condition when the muscles in the throat relax and the person temporarily stops breathing. the lack of oxygen causes her to wake up repeatedly during the night. the longest episode was 72 seconds. i can‘t hold my breath that long! i can‘t swim underwater for 72 seconds. i was worried about the effect
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it was having on my body, on my heart and on my lungs. i know over a long period of time it can have an effect on your heart. last year the nhs in england carried out more than 140,000 sleep diagnostic tests to establish if patients have sleep apnoea. that‘s twice as many as nine years ago. patients will present with symptoms of tiredness. they may dismiss that but this is a level of tiredness that can impact on productivity at work, it can increase accidents at work, it can reduce social life and quality of life. and it can also increase accident risk. carole bennett from leeds has been successfully treated for sleep apnoea but at one stage it threatened to ruin her life. i got very depressed, very anxious, it got to the stage where i wanted to kill myself. and looking back now i can‘t believe it got that bad, but at the time i just thought, what‘s the point of going on. life was awful. poor sleep reportedly costs the uk £40 billion a year in lost economic activity and can blight the lives of those who are effected. oh my god!
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jamie coulson, bbc news. the met office has issued an amber warning for most of the uk, the fourth day of hot weather, tomorrow predicted to be the hottestjune day since 1976. before we were born. warnings about the dangers posed by the high temperatures for elderly people, children and babies, was taking care but that‘s made sue, the keepers took the opportunity to keep your chin school in a novel way, giving them is lollies. —— they‘d took to it with great enthusiasm. we could do with an ice lolly here. how long will it go on for, chris can
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tell us? the heatwave will last for another few days across england and wales, doctor violet rays high at the moment, put on your sunscreen. hot weather across much of wales, east anglia, temperatures into the low 30s, fresher conditions in the north—east, particularly north—east england, we will see temperatures 10 degrees lower than yesterday. some thunder showers working across northern ireland as we go through this evening, otherwise another uncomfortable night ahead, these are temperatures at 10pm, still into the mid—20s. for tomorrow, some thunder real rain across the northern half of the country, southern areas, much of the country, southern areas, much of england and wales, plenty of hot sunshine, probably the hottest day of the current heatwave, temperatures up to 34 degrees and if we get that, it will be the hottest june day for 40 years.
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this is bbc news. iam i am rachel schofield. the headlines at 3pm. the chancellor, philip hammond, has told an audience of business leaders that the government wants to manage migration after brexit, but not shut it down. i am confident we can do a brexit deal that puts jobs and prosperity first. that reassures employers that they will still be able to access the talent that they need. jerod coyne, who stood against len mccluskey, says he has been sacked by the union. barclays bank and four of its former senior executives have been charged with fraud arising from the financial crisis in 2008. a review into the murder of a toddler in fife has said there were "missed opportunities" which could potentially have
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