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tonight at six — the chancellor calls for a brexit that secures jobs — but there's a warning from the bank of england. philip hammond says there'll be no immigration shutdown — britain's prosperity is his key priority. we will leave the eu but it must be done in a way that works for britain, in a way that prioritises british jobs and underpins britain's prosperity. but the governor of the bank of england issues a warning about the impact of brexit talks on the economy. we'll be asking if the chancellor is peeling away from mrs may's tough line on brexit. also tonight. he's underneath, you have to lift the van! you have to lift the van. new pictures of the chaos after the terror attack in finsbury park — we'll hear from a father and son who survived. my dad got hit on his shoulder and next to his legs. and my dad's friend got hit on the stomach. four former bosses at barclays bank
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face a fraud case — the first criminal charges linked to the 2008 crash. toddler liam fee, murdered by his mother and her partner — now a review says there were missed opportunities to prevent the harm he suffered. it's so hot the met office has issued a warning — it's set to be the longestjune heatwave for 20 years. and coming up in sportsday on bbc news: the british and irish lions go into the first test against the all blacks in great form, after an emphatic warm—up win against the chiefs in new zealand. good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. the chancellor philip hammond has put britain's future economic
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prosperity centre stage in any brexit deal. in particular mr hammond called for a "jobs first" settlement. he also wants immigration to be managed but not shut down altogether. labour says the chancellor is distancing himself from the prime minister's tough line on brexit, accusing the cabinet of being in disarray over the issue. the chancellor's comments come on a day when the governor of the bank of england has warned of the risks of the brexit negotiations. here's our economics editor kamal ahmed. a year ayearon a year on from the referendum and ca i’s a year on from the referendum and cars waiting in sunny southampton for a journey to the continent of europe, exports to the european union like these are a key driver of oui’ union like these are a key driver of our economy, an economy that the chancellor said would now be at the heart of those complicated brexit negotiations. speaking at the mansion house in central london
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philip hammond said without a flexible deal with the eu the economy could be at risk. when the british people voted lastjune and 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. in a way that works for britain. in a way that prioritises british jobs and underpins britain's prosperity. alongside mr hammond today the governor of the bank of england. he said that brexit was likely to make people poorer and that they would need to be a transition period after the completion of the brexit process in 2019. in monetary policy committee prevent weak or real income growth that is likely to accompany the transition to new trading arrangements with the eu. it can support households and businesses as they adjust such profound change. the two great economic offices of state, here is the bank of england and about two
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miles down the road that way the treasury, and the leaders of those two institutions i think came together to date to make a big point about brexit up of the economic wealth of britain first, they both said, even if that means some sacrifices on those controversial issues of sovereignty and strict controls on immigration. another port, another city, belfast. mr hammond and mark carney spoke about struggling consumers are weary of austerity command shoppers today admitted that they were feeling the pinch. i think things maybe are going up in price a wee bit, and obviously if wages aren't going up people will be feeling the pinch that bit more. at the moment i haven't really seen much of a difference, there is a lot more offers and things in supermarkets. difference, there is a lot more offers and things in supermarketslj think they have gone up, they don't match wages, to be honest. higher prices, brexit, the need for a good
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deal. there were plenty of warnings today but the economy has been far stronger than people expected since the referendum. i don't think there is any doubt that since the brexit referendum the pound has fallen. now, it is a glass half full or half empty. clearly that has meant there is higher inflation and that has had a knock—on effect for real incomes but on the other hand it has been a much—needed boost to exports, we really needed that boost because the currency was overvalued. it was a day for stepping back and taking the wider view on the economy. an economy for consumers so uncertain, mr carney said there would be no interest rate rises in the near future. sunny today, yes, but there could be more squally weatherhead. kamal ahmed, bbc news. could be more squally weatherhead. kamalahmed, bbc news. —— could be more squally weatherhead. kamal ahmed, bbc news. —— squally weather ahead. 0ur deputy political editorjohn pienaar is in downing street for us now. he's accusing the council of distancing himself from the rest of the cabinet. fair comment? philip
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hammond said nothing to direct stomach flipped stated policy but he was confronting the ambitions and rhetoric of brexiteers in the tory party amber campbell are very directly. he has long been the chaplain—in—chief of a gentle and gradual break with the european union and has seemed to be emboldened by the weakening of theresa may since the election to set out that vision more clearly than he has before in calling for a transitional period on leaving the european union, as long as it needs to be for the sake of business, saying there should be no rush to drive down net migration figures for the sake of business. he said there should be compromises, for the sake of hanging onto the benefits, if not the membership of the customs union for as long as necessary. loss of this will go down rather badly with many conservatives, including ministers. philip hammond, who is the chancellor, might well have been sackedif the chancellor, might well have been sacked if theresa may had got the result in the election she hoped for. instead, he has emerged a powerful figure,
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for. instead, he has emerged a powerfulfigure, and for. instead, he has emerged a powerful figure, and as for brexit, it looked tough, but with the conservatives command in no great strength in the house of commons it looks tougher still than the final outcome of brexit in these circumstances, that could only now bea circumstances, that could only now be a matter of guesswork. thank you for joining be a matter of guesswork. thank you forjoining us. the emergency response team dealing with the aftermath of the grenfell tower fire has said all the survivors who need it have been found temporary accommodation. by noon today it said a third of a million pounds had been given to families. nearly a week on from the disaster in which at least 79 people were killed our special correspondent lucy manning has been talking to families — getting their side of the story. last week, grenville was home will stop this time last tuesday, meals were being eaten, tv watched, homework done. now it's a place where families are lost, where those who survived can't return. and they are still searching for help. will thompson helped
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save his neighbourfrom the fire. he's been given a hotel room to live in. hotel is a hotel and a home is a home, they are not the same thing, no matter how good it is in a hotel, my home is over there in the ashes. and what have they said. sorry, will. this is a week, almost a week after the fire and i'm really angry. i don't want to be there. i want to be at home with my family. yesterday we met miguel alves in his hotel room. today it's no longer his family's home. they threw me out from the hotel because it was fully booked from today. 0h from the hotel because it was fully booked from today. oh no, what are you going to do? they gave us another hotel in ravens court and now we have to move everything back
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to there. we need to find somewhere more permanent state, to get back to some more normal life and give us some more normal life and give us some time to mourn over the friends we have lost the grenfell tower fire. this woman walks with her suitcase, she lived in the estate underneath the tower. besides being a refugee in my own community i am taking my suitcase home to go and get some clothing, some more school uniform bits for my children. so i am now in a hotel with my children who are studying, who are going through exams and going through a lot of trauma. they are having counselling themselves. is it safe? we need somebody categorically to dallas, yes, it's safe for you to return. the help for now seems better organised but it's taken a week to get here and there are still major concerns about housing, about safety a nd major concerns about housing, about safety and about trust especially. and everywhere here the pictures
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that are too much to bear. the children and their teacher of ravensdale park primary, nadir, zainab, fatima and others, so proud in their uniforms. lucy manning, bbc news, west london. police are continuing to question a 47—year—old man after a van was driven into a crowd of muslim worshippers in north london on sunday night. darren 0sborne — from cardiff — is being held on suspicion of terror offences, including murder. nine people are being treated in hospital — some with potentially life—changing injuries. here's our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford — his report contains some distressing images. he was underneath, we have to lift the van, we have to lift the van! the chaos caused by the attack on sunday night was captured in these dramatic new pictures acquired by the bbc. the hired van had, apparently deliberately,
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ploughed into a group of people marking the muslim holy month of ramadan. nine ended up in hospital, and one man died. among the people in the crowd, abdul matin chowdhury and his 13—year—old son. today they were recovering at home in their garden. abdul matin injured his shoulder. his son narrowly escaped injury himself. as his father has little english, he spoke for both of them. i saw an angry driver in a van, in a company van. he looked at the muslims gathered around, he just drove through, and then he hit like seven or eight people, and one was underneath the van. my dad got hit on the shoulder and next to his legs. and my dad's friend got hit in the stomach. witnesses have told us
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that the van came down seven sisters road at speed, turning into this cul—de—sac and knocking down the worshippers as it came through. it then came to a rest between those two bollards. the bollard that it hit has been removed, and when it came to a stop, a young man was trapped underneath the van, though he has survived. today, with north london in shock, the head of one of the affected mosques called for calm. islamophobia, unfortunately, is on the rise, and hate crime is also on the rise, and we have to do something to stop this madness. the cycle of violence will lead us nowhere. after a day of crime—scene investigation, the van was eventually taken away yesterday evening. the suspected driver was arrested at the scene. darren 0sborne is still in custody,
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being held on suspicion of murder, attempted murder, and of preparation and commission of terrorist acts. daniel sandford, bbc news. four of the most senior executives at barclays, in 2008, have been charged with fraud over the way they dealt with the banking crisis that year. it is the first time criminal charges have been brought in the uk against a bank and its former executives. the charges follow a five—year investigation by the serious fraud office and relate to the way they raised billions of pounds to keep the bank viable. those charged include barclays' former chief executive, john varley. our business editor, simonjack, reports. there is some flash photography in this report. charged with criminal conduct, barclays and four members of the bank's top brass, including former chief executive john varley and former head of barclays' middle eastern business, rogerjenkins. this is the first time senior executives of any british bank have faced criminal proceedings for their conduct during the financial crisis.
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while the uk government was busy using taxpayers' money to rescue rbs and lloyds, ba rclays came here, to qatar, for emergency cash to keep it afloat. in 2008, barclays raised a total of £12 billion from middle eastern investors, including qatar holding, the state—owned investment fund. there was a sweetener, £332 million was paid to qatar for advisory services, payments that weren't disclosed. not only that, but barclays lent £2 billion to qatar holding allegedly to buy shares in barclays. lending others money to buy your shares is illegal. so why did barclays turn down government money? the chief executive at the time, and one of the people charged today, said this to mps in 2009. the circumstances were very far from normal. we needed speed, we needed certainty and we needed size. looking back on it, i have to say, given the extreme fragility of the sentiment in the markets
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at that time, i'm very glad indeed that we managed to raise the capital that we did raise at that time. government ministers at the time have a different explanation. barclays did not want to have anything to do with uk government money. i believe that was partly because of a political view that this would look like creeping nationalisation and also, quite frankly, because the uk government's money came with quite strong restrictions on bonuses. now, if it's proven that crimes were committed here, to some it still won't be clear who the victims were. customers weren't affected. the taxpayer didn't have to shell out. shareholders in barclays did better than shareholders in rbs or lloyds, but others will say rules are rules and if this approach of prosecuting individuals as well as institutions helps change a stubborn culture throughout banking of not following those rules then that is no bad thing. now we're starting to move to a more american approach where individuals are in the frame for doing things wrong within the business world. that is likely to concentrate
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people's minds and make them think about — is what i'm about to do a really sensible thing if it's going to be me standing in the dock? fraud convictions can carry sentences of up to ten years, but these are only charges. rogerjenkins and another defendant, richard boath, have said they will defend themselves vigorously. john varley is yet to comment and barclays the company said it was considering its position. simon jack, bbc news. our top story this evening: the chancellor calls for a brexit that secures jobs. philip hammond says britain's prosperity is his key priority. still to come: here's one way to beat the heatwave — ice lollies for the chimps at this zoo. coming up in sportsday on bbc news: find out how andy murray got on in his match at queens. the defending champion was up against world number 90, jordan thompson of australia.
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in portugal, more than 1,000 firefighters are still tackling a huge wild fire in the centre of the country. officials say although 70% of the fire is under control, there are fears that soaring temperatures could re—ignite the forest fire. at least 64 people have died since saturday. in the last hour we have heard that a fire fighting plane has just crashed. 0ur correspondent, james reynolds, has travelled to the village of varzeas, one of those worst affected by the blaze. this afternoon, portugal despatched more planes to fight its forest fires. the government is yet to make this region safe. the relief effort is too late for the village of varzeas, it's lost one in five of its residents. sisile tina told me
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she knew all the victims. she tried to count the dead. "two lived here", she said. "three, four, five and more." on saturday afternoon, the village watched the forest catch fire. "there was a massive noise", amal told us, "and then we saw the flames." "we'd never seen anything like it", said valdemar, "it all happened in just a few seconds." residents were then forced to take an immediate, terrifying decision — stay here and risk getting caught by the flames or drive off in search of safety. many drove, it proved to be a fatal mistake. on this road, flames engulfed many in their cars. mario pinhal told portuguese tv
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that his family tried to escape in two vehicles. his wife, suzanna and their daughtersjoanna and margarita drove ahead, but they died in the fire. translation: i regret leaving home. everyone has been kind, but i just want my wife and my daughters back. mario and his parents barely escaped in the car behind. "we should have died", mario mother's cries, "nobody would miss us." mario pinhal‘s home remains standing, it is a shattering monument to his family's decision to flee. if they'd simply stayed put, they would have all survived. james reynolds, bbc news, central portugal. a review into the murder of toddler liam fee has found that
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although his death couldn't have been predicted there were "missed opportunities" to intervene on his behalf. the two—year—old was killed in fife in 2014 by his mother rachel and her partner nyomi fee after they'd subjected him to sustained physical and mental abuse. 0ur scotland correspondent, lorna gordon, reports. liam fee's short life was marked by escalating abuse and neglect. when he died, he had more than 30 injuries, including a ruptured heart. the first to raise the alarm over the toddler's wellbeing was his childminder, heather farmer. she contacted the authorities three times with her concerns. she spoke to the bbc for an upcoming documentary about child protection in fife. to me, i done myjob as best as i could. but someone in social work didn't do theirjob as best as they could. i think it could have been done better and maybe the wee boy
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would still be here today. she wasn't alone in her concerns over what was happening at liam's house. a nursery the little boy went to raised the alarm with social services, so too did a woman who saw liam covered up in his pushchair in the street. she said she had a gut wrenching feeling that something was wrong, but she didn't know if he was drugged or dead. today's review said that the authorities missed opportunities to potentially prevent the harm liam suffered. it stated there was a lack of professional curiosity. that explanations provided by rachel and naomi fee were at times accepted without challenge and when concerns were raised about liam the incidents were dealt with in isolation. we fully accept the doctor's findings in her significant case review and we acknowledge we could have done better to protect him.
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i think however it's important to point out than when we're working with devious and manipulative people, such as liam's actually understand what's happening in the household. the review said the extraordinary measures rachel and naomi fee took to disguise their abuse did hinder attempts by the authorities to help. the two are now serving life in prison for liam's murder. lorna gordon, bbc news, fife. the manchester united manager, jose mourinho, has been charged with two counts of tax fraud in spain. he was the manager of real madrid from 2010 to 2013, leading them to a league title. mr mourinho has not commented, but has previously denied any wrongdoing, saying he paid a tax rate of 41% during his time working in spain. there has been a huge upset at queen's
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world number one andy murray has lost his opening tennis match in defence of his aegon championships title. the top seed lost to jordan thompson — 90th in the world — in straight sets. andy swiss reports. back on home turf — for andy murray, a return to the grass courts of london normally spells success. but his search for a record sixth title at queen's began somewhat stickily. his opponent, jordan thompson, was a late replacement, but he hardly played like one. the first set went to a tie—break, and it was murray that lost it. that wasn't in the script. commentator: murray falters again. and it soon got even worse — murray was lacklustre, thompson, the world number 90, no less, utterly inspired. beautifully played by jordan thompson. the australian duly raced to a straight—sets win, one of the biggest shocks in the tournament's history, and with wimbledon less than a fortnight away, for andy murray, some serious thinking to do,
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andy swiss, bbc news. if you're sweltering at home this evening, you're not alone, most of the country is set for its hottest spell in june for over 20 years. it's prompted the met office to issue a warning for later in the week. 0ur correspondent, sima kotecha, is in brighton. sima. it's been a hot day for many of us. it's been a hot day for many of us. it's believed the hottest place today was in surrey. with a top temperature of 31.3 degrees. these temperatures and conditions aren't expected to last much longer. sunshine over brighton beach and people here are relishing every minute of it i'm here with my woman. you are a beautiful woman myself. enjoying the weather. beautiful weather. glorious everything is easy in the sun. sit and have a beer. have lunch at the grand. it's amazing. sarah's birthday, couldn't be better. temperatures reached 27 degrees today. in london a hot 3 p1
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degrees. it's too hot at the moment. i've never really known it quite so hot as this. for sleeping, it's diabolical. so what is a heatwave? the met office doesn't have an official definition but says heatwave conditions are created when temperatures reach more than 30 degrees celsius for five consecutive days. that is what will happen if the conditions continue thomas expected, making it the hottest speuin expected, making it the hottest spell in four years. in these hot temperatures you can see people cooling themselves off over here using their paddle boards to get some relief from this blazing hot weather. if these temperatures are to continue for the next day or so, it will mean that thisjune will be the hottest june it will mean that thisjune will be the hottestjune on record in more than 20 years. is the met office issued a level three amber warning until thursday morning. it means hospitals and other emergency services are on alert. we had high
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temperatures for the past few days. that is because we have seen warm air arriving from the tropical atlantic. it has been with us for a few days. it's been getting warmer and warmer every day. in cambridgeshire sweltering temperatures meant that the tarmac on the roads melted. the chimps in dunstable were suffering. they were given ice lollies to keep them cool. the tuc are urging bosses to allow people to ditch their suits and ties in this weather. some are already doing so. ordinarily for my working day existence i would wear a suit. having come here to brighton, i'm not going to be wearing a suit in this temperature. these conditions aren't expected to last. rain and thunderstorms are forecast for tomorrow night. sima kotecha, bbc news, brighton. hatoyama is it going to get? 0ne more day of this heat. tomorrow highs of 3a degrees. beautiful
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sunshine around around today. temperatures up to 31 celsius in a number of spots. plenty of sunshine. an odd shower to the brecon beacons. showers working into northern ireland. more significance over night as you head to bed, 10.00pm, look at these temperatures. 26 degrees celsius. yes, it's going to be an uncomfortable night sleep ahead for sure. there will be rain moving across northern parts of the uk as we go on through the night and into wednesday morning as well. the bulk of england and wales it will be a typical scene we got used to over the last few day, clear blue skies and sunshine. it will be hotter. 3a degrees on the cards. if we get that, it will be the hottestjune day for over a0 years. wednesday evening and wednesday night—time we will start to see big thunderstorms being formed by that heat and humidity that has been building up for a few days. the storms will
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become extensive on wednesday night and thunder and hail mixed in with these. torrential bust bursts of rain and gusts wind. the storms around for the first part of thursday morning for eastern england before clearing are into the north sea. the afternoon bright are conditions. temperatures coming down, still warm across eastern england, a fresher feel to the weather for most of us with bright or sunny spells. that is how the weather looks friday and on into the weekend as well. temperatures closer to average for the time of year. quite a bit of cloud, sunny spells coming through. temperatures 23 degrees or so in london. the heatwave is coming to an end. perhaps more significantly towards the end of the week we will get more co mforta ble the end of the week we will get more comfortable weather forgetting a good night's sleep. thank you very much. that's all from the bbc news at six, so it's goodbye from me and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines. the chancellor says jobs and prosperity must come first in any brexit deal.
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vote to become poorer. i'm confident we can do a brexit deal that puts jobs and prosperity first, that reassures employers they will still be able to access the talent they need. the democratic unionist party says talks with the conservatives are not proceeding as planned, and that the dup shouldn't be taken for granted. theresa may needs the northern ireland party, to give her a working majority in parliament. police are continuing to question a a7 year—old man, after a terror attack near a london mosque.
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