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pre—existing condition, as you say. there is speculation it could be a bladder infection. we have not had that from the palace, that is speculation. he was supposed to be accompanying the queen at the state opening of parliament. now the prince of wales has taken his place. we have had a statement from buckingham palace that says the duke of edinburgh was admitted to king edward vii hospital in london last night as a precautionary measure. the treatment for an infection arising from a pre—existing condition. prince philip is in good spirits, they say, and he is disappointed to be missing the state opening of parliament and royal ascot. we also know the queen is going to royal ascot this afternoon. she is being kept informed. we've also been told that he is in good spirits. and he is up and about. we know he has been very healthy for many years. he isjust know he has been very healthy for many years. he is just 96. know he has been very healthy for many years. he isjust 96. he had exploratory surgery in june 2013 exploratory surgery injune 2013 and recovered well from that surgery on
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his abdomen. he spent 11 days, the longest time in hospital was 11 days, and that included in intensive care. in 2011 he had surgery for a blocked artery. that was 2011. we remember in 2012, that flotilla where in the rain for the queen ‘s diamond jubilee celebrations he had an infection than. apart from that he's been healthy. we have had news he's been healthy. we have had news he is in good spirits and that he has been up and about. he has already announced he is cutting down on royal duties towards the end of the year. you have to say, he was due to attend today, he has been by her side many years, we perhaps would not have known he had gone into hospital last night at this not happen today. absolutely. he went in last night. we did not know until an hour ago.
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the queen is going to royal ascot. he had been looking forward to it. he had been looking forward to it. he was there yesterday. looking chirpy and well. we also know that infections can come from not having enough water in hot weather. it is quite common when you become older. and especially in bad weather or hot weather. this is all speculation. we don't know. this is from a pre—existing condition. on the 11th of may he retired from royal duties. he has been the longest serving royal consort in british history. he isa royal consort in british history. he is a huge support for the queen. you can take it that she is going about her normal duties and going to royal ascot this afternoon and just being kept abreast of what happens. thanks very much. we will keep you up—to—date if there is any more announcement about the duke's conditions. the queen ‘s speech as
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set out the measures the government hopes to bring into law over the next two years. let's look at the main points. the main focus was brexit and the great repeal bill with the government claiming it wa nts to with the government claiming it wants to build the widest possible consensus. also proposals for new legislation covering immigration, trade, agriculture, and fisheries. they'll be a new counter extremist commissioner to tackle the growth of extremism in and online. new measures to help deal with disasters such as the fire of the grenfell tower block in london. industry was also mentioned. the announcement of new bills for investment in electric cars, the space industry and hs2. a new bill to help protect the victims of domestic violence. mental health treatment will be prioritised within the nhs. there will be legislation to safeguard tenants from unfair rental fees. and there will be a measure to encourage more house—building. our assistant
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political editor norman smith has been monitoring that. we will be talking to him very shortly. first, let's hear from the queen giving the speech. it was much shorter than usual. she was not dressed in her finery and ropes because the snap election had changed the routine to the point where she had they dress. —— finery and robes. she was not accompanied by prince philip today. my accompanied by prince philip today. my lord and members of the house of commons. my government's priority is to secure the best possible deal as the country leaves the european union. my ministers are committed to working with parliament. the devolved administrations. business and others. to build the widest possible consensus on the country's future outside the eu. a bill will
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be introduced to repeal the european communities act. and to provide certainty for individuals and businesses. this will be complemented by legislation to ensure that the united kingdom makes a su ccess ensure that the united kingdom makes a success of brexit, establishing new national policies on immigration, international sanctions, nuclear safeguards, agriculture and fisheries. my government will seek to maintain a deep and special partnership with the european allies. and to forge new trading relationships across the globe. new bills on trade and customs will help to implement an independent trade policy. and support will be given to help british businesses export to markets around the world. my ministers will strengthen the economy. show that it
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supports the creation ofjobs. and generates the tax revenues needed to invest in the national health service, schools, and other public services. my government will continue to improve the public finances while keeping taxes low. it will spread across opportunity across the country. through a new modern industrial strategy. my government will work to attract investment in infrastructure, to support economic growth. legislation will be introduced to ensure the united kingdom remains a world leader in new industries, including electric cars and commercial satellites. a new bill will also be brought forward to deliver the next phase of high—speed rail. that was the queen ‘s speech in a short time ago. joining me now is
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rebecca logan bailly. it is a different environment today. a new politics, if you like, what would labour's approach be having heard what the tories are outlined. -- rebecca long—bailey. we had a speech from a queen who was uncertain about the future. the energy price cut was referred to. just a vague reference. labour would do things differently. we had a robust plan to reform our economy and society at large. we saw little in the speech about the economy. many of your critics say you are making promises about spend, spend, spend. that's not true. we had a fully costed manifesto which was discussed in the election period. we set out in industrial strategy that encouraged businesses
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to grow, thrive and prosper. not just by investment, but also to set up just by investment, but also to set up the tools that businesses need, such as education and skills and performing a business rates system to make sure businesses are not on a cliff edge. we want businesses to grow without a massive upfront cost. the government has set out no such plan today. i think businesses will have a big? over theirfuture. surely businesses, in fact, every person in this country is going to be talking about only one thing in the next few years, and that is brexit. isn't the government right to concentrate on that? we need to concentrate on brexit. we also need to make sure our economy is in a robust shape going forward. it certainly isn't. we haven't been investing in businesses to the extent we need to. we are currently one of the lowest in the oecd in terms of investment in research and development, for example. that is not setting our economy up for the
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future. we need to get the best brexit deal. but as an exit europe we need to make sure our economy is strong so we are in a strong position as we find our way in the world. you are clearly looking at a prime minister who you think is vulnerable. what will you do about that? put in some amendments on the basis that if the prime minister then struggles in the house things have to give somewhere? then struggles in the house things have to give somewhere ?|j then struggles in the house things have to give somewhere? i think the speech was vague for a reason. the talks between the dup and the government are struggling at the moment. she is worried about whether she will get this queen ‘s speech passed. issues need to be dealt with asa passed. issues need to be dealt with as a matter of urgency. the labour party will be focusing on those. we will be putting forward our own amendments to put forward the things at the forefront of people's minds. that speech hasn't done that. there will be a raft of amendments. we don't have enough time in this interview to go through every single one. i have some time. what sort of
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things do you see. cynics would say you are out to make mischief, to make political capital over a week and prime minister. tommy that is wrong. we want to make sure we have a strong queen ‘s speech. this country could be in power going forward. we want to make sure the economy and country doesn't suffer asa economy and country doesn't suffer as a result. we are putting forward economic amendments, amendments with regards to industrial strategy, to public safety in light of the g re nfell tower public safety in light of the grenfell tower incident which was horrific. a whole range of amendments. public spending. we want reassu ra nces amendments. public spending. we want reassurances that our public services will get the money they need. social care again is another area we will concentrate on, specifically because today's speech was vague. itjust called for a consultation into social care. we don't know what she wants for that. the system is broken and it urgently needs funding. another cruel commentator this morning describing
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the pm as a wounded antelope. jeremy corbyn, you cover your team, will you go in for the kill? we will go infor you go in for the kill? we will go in for what is best that the country. we need a strong stable government. you just said strong and stable, i never thoughti government. you just said strong and stable, i never thought i would hear that from a labour... it is farcical for the government to call themselves that. the country needs a sta ble themselves that. the country needs a stable government that puts forward a vision of the future. we are not seeing that from the conservative party. we set out our stall in the general election. our mission is to serve our constituents and make sure we deliver the best possible future for them. what do you say to voges, you must have come across them on the doorstep, who said let's just get brexit done. —— what do you say to the voters. if that is what is required. just for the next couple of years. there is cynicism about politics right now. let's do what is best for the country. do you think thatis best for the country. do you think that is what you are doing? we do need to do the best. we offered our services straight after the referendum result. we said we would
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work on a cross—party basis. they didn't. they are sending us over a cliff. they are not forming good relationships with people in europe. theresa may was on the steps of downing street in a paranoid state not long ago saying europe was trying to interfere in our general election. we know from discussions so far that they are not going well at all. we need to push the government on this. we will be giving them guidance and ideas. we are hoping they listen to us. because this is too important. no robes, none of the standard, what was it like? we did not get enough information on what the government is going to do over the next couple of years. that puts questions over the future of our country and economy. thank you very much. nice to see you. let's get a weather
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update. i would have thought it would be hot there. temperatures have already reached 30 celsius. this will be the hottest day of the year so far. there is a good chance we will get to 34 there is a good chance we will get to 3a later. if so it will be the hottestjune to 3a later. if so it will be the hottest june day for over a0 to 3a later. if so it will be the hottestjune day for over a0 years. some thunderstorms across the north. what will follow was another warm and humid night. temperatures 26 in central london. perhaps as you are thinking of heading to bed. change is afoot. cooler at atlantic air flowing over the top of the hot air we have in place. this is an explosive recipe. we will get massive thunderstorms breaking out over the next 2a hours. pretty much anywhere is at risk, but especially across parts of wales, the midlands, and northern counties of england. we have talked about some of the storms becoming severe. torrential downpours. maybe large hailstones and gusty winds, as well. on
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thursday we will get the fresher and cooler are working into much of the uk. although still pretty warm across east anglia and south—east england. this is bbc newsroom live. the headlines: the government has set out a range of measures it hopes to bring into law over the next two years, with brexit at the top of the agenda. the queen said her government was committed to building the widest possible consensus for the country's future outside of the eu. some new policies on immigration and agriculture were included, but other pledges in the conservative manifesto were altered after the party failed to get a majority in the snap general election. the duke of edinburgh was admitted to hospital last night as a precautionary measure, buckingham palace has said. policing in england and wales could be at significant risk
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if resources are diverted to fight terrorism, the uk's top counterterrorism officer has said. a man suspected of setting off a bomb at brussels central station yesterday has been identified as a 36—year—old moroccan, officials say he was carrying a bomb armed with nails and gas canisters. oscar—winning actor sir daniel day—lewis, who starred in gangs of new york and last of the mohicans, has retired. a charity single to raise money for those affected by the grenfell tower fire has been released. more than 50 stars recorded bridge over troubled water to support victims' families and survivors. more now from our live coverage from westminster
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on the queen's speech. one of the things not in her speech was the expected state visit of donald trump. he was invited to come to the uk this year by the prime minister when she visited the white house. but there have been reports mrtrump has house. but there have been reports mr trump has changed his mind and doesn't want to come to the uk while other the possibility of protests against them. normally, and in fact the queen said she was looking forward to the state visit by the king of spain, but no mention of donald trump, why? she always uses this moment are set out her plans, but very specifically said absolutely nothing about the donald trump visit. as you say, the better it was something that was formally made, it was accepted, the understanding was this year. however, there is no date. downing
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street were very specific about this, they say the invitation has been extended and accepted, and because it wasn't mentioned because no date has yet been set. there's very good no date has yet been set. there's very good reason no date has yet been set. there's very good reason that they not being set, because their concerns within the white house that it donald trump came here, there would be substantial came here, there would be su bsta ntial protests. came here, there would be substantial protests. there is also concern within the british government that this would not help uk/ us rice and shipped in the presence came here and was embarrassed. there were plans for a group of people to pull their trousers down and bear their bottoms under the headline, air your rump to trump. if that happens, there would be damaged to what some people still called a special relationship. in terms of reading between the lines, nowhere does that better than you, doesn't mean it is very unlikely he
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will be coming here this year?” think it's very unlikely. it's not definitive, things can change. you don't make fun, 100% decisions on these things, particular when the government has so many other things to work on. i think working out precisely when they a visit from the president is something they will get on the back burner for a president is something they will get on the back burnerfor a bit. when the invitation was first made by theresa may on behalf of the queen, there was a lot of concern she had jumped the gun and gone too fast on this. and that, actually, to get a new present an offer of a full state visit was premature. normally that offer doesn't come until well into the presidency, quite often if the president has been re—elected and in their second term. even then, not all presidents get a full state visit. i think the fact it is going to be delayed or not, is a huge
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disappointment to many people that thought, actually, it was a little bit too much too early. thank you very much. joining me now is chuka umunna, labour mp for streatham and chair of the vote leave watch campaign group, and jonathan isaby, editor of brexit central. chuka umunna, istart chuka umunna, i start with you, brexit clearly the major part of the queen's speech, isn't that understandable given it is quite clear of the huge amount of work to come in the next two years? absolutely. eight of the 2a bales presented will touch on brexit. it'll have a fundamental impact on the lives of sending your viewers. notjust in the point of view of jobs and livelihoods, but the extent to which we can advance social justice with our european counterparts. i'm arguing for that. i don't think it was just staked on brexit, because there is a huge
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domestic policy beyond brexit, we have the biggest gaps between rich and bob rae in the advanced world. people can't access the basics of housing and rent to buy. this is also going to be a focus of parliament is going forward. one of the exciting things is that this could be a golden age of parliament, because of the arithmetic implies, we have a minority government in place for the first time in years. every single vote in the comments will count, and the vote of every single mp will count in the way it didn't before. we as members of parliament have an influence wouldn't have previously. that is a good thing. we canjust wouldn't have previously. that is a good thing. we can just have been executive and theresa may determining everything from number ten. the legislator will get a roll it and have before. is that a good think? theresa may went to the polls on the basis you would have a mandate for brexit, she needed the strength these negotiations. she hasn't got it? there is a mandate.
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if you look at the manifestos of sending the parties, which 85% of the people voted for at the election, there is a mandate for coming out of the customs union and all those areas. we talk of a golden age of parliaments, but we will have age of parliaments, but we will have a golden age when people are voting on british laws. for too long been people in brussels deciding our destiny in this country, and this speech has got a whole range of measures which will bring back control, other immigration, agriculture and a whole lot more besides. the idea that this was grand mandate to leave in a way that destroys peoples jobs, that reduces social justice. .. destroys peoples jobs, that reduces socialjustice. .. there was a vote and there was a vote to lead. there was about to leave the european union, but how he do that is debate and should be tested. the idea that
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people voted to jump off a cliff and not do a deal with the european union, that has been run roughshod through the general election results, because people clearly didn't want that. i think that they wa nted didn't want that. i think that they wanted to meet in a way that can't simply the economic ties and benefits we have that the eu, when there are other countries were not in the eu like norway letters what's your evidence was saying that when all your colleagues say that the evidence they had on the doorstep said that it was housing, austerity, the nhs? they're all connected, in my view. what we know about leaving the single market involves, that will have an immediate effect on the exchequer. it will massively compromise the future labour government that i want to see, due to austerity. there is a policy agenda whichjudges to austerity. there is a policy agenda which judges something like employment and consumer protections.
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that is what the single market has been all about. but one of the challenges we have is big, multinational countries —— companies operating across borders. it makes sense for us in this parliament to work with other countries to make sure we get the best protections we can. all those projections you talk about other things which are going to be put into british law on the day brexit happens, through the repeal bill which was announced in the speech this morning. their british politicians could decide whether to keep them or not. there isa whether to keep them or not. there is a consensus of keeping them, the government says it wants to keep them, and so have you. you say we wa nt them, and so have you. you say we want to stay in the single market, if we do that, we are banned by the rules of freedom of movement, something the eu has made clear is sacrosanct. we would not have control of our borders. on freedom of movement, there is a myth to this
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bill that somehow freedom of movement is unconditional, it isn't conditional. at the moment, as full members of the european union, if we wa nt members of the european union, if we want people to lead this country after three months if they don't have work at the prospect of work, we can do that. but we choose not to. so we can gain more control over our immigration policy now is members of the eu. the idea that all the laws here about everything that happens on people is ridiculous. we live in a global economy, globalisation is a phenomenon that is knocking people around. the best way to muscle those forces and get them to go on a more sociallyjust direction is by working with others around us. the best way to do that has been the eu. i voted for article 50 andi has been the eu. i voted for article 50 and i voted... the repeal bill... just a moment, it depends what's in
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it. i'm couldn't give a blank cheque to tory ministers who have talked about doing away with people's writes. they have said that, cabinet ministers have said that, they are on the record. sam i going to give those people are buying cheque to run roughshod over my constituents... ? run roughshod over my constituents. . . ? aggregate parliament... will you say that we are against the repeal bill? we don't know what's going to be in it. it's fundamentally about transferring powers from the european union into british law... if that is all it is, but we don't know. once i know what is in it, i have happy to answer the question, but at the moment i don't. at this point last year, millions of people voted to leave the eu, more people than voted tory or labour from last week. if the politicians in the
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building behind with our stats don't vote for the repeal bill, they will say, how can you say that you are accepting the result that was delivered so clearlyjust a year ago? and what is the labour approach going to be in the coming week in terms of the debate? are scenting blood and anton sissoko going to be bloody, make life as difficult as possible for this government? we wa nt to possible for this government? we want to create a more equal society. if you are a particular backgrounds, you certainly don't have the opportunities of others from a more wealthy background. we will be guided by our principles and what we believe in an terms of how we decide on different laws that come before us. this isn't a game, this is about people's lives. last word from jonathan, in terms of brexit, here we are, this is the moment things start to move, is it? this is an
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incredibly important moment. the referendum was a year ago, the parameters spent the last year preparing for negotiations that started this week, and now this all important legislation is on the table to be debated by parliamentarians over the coming to my career is in order to ensure there is a clean and orderly withdrawal in two years' time. that is why the repeal bill is so important. week ago on a lot more, i suspect you two might. iq very much. it was a rather turned down an event here at the palace of westminster today. no robes, horses, no particular ceremony. and of course then use the duke of edinburgh had been taken into hospital last night. that most half an hour the queen appeared here with prince charles beside her. in terms of the politics, theresa may, that analogy ofa politics, theresa may, that analogy of a winded antelope, one of the commentators describing her this morning, and still no deal with the dav. celeste about that. here is our
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northern ireland political editor. is this just is thisjust had is this just had the dup operates? they have been too many talks process as before, and they will play things down to the wire. the wire was not necessarily today, it could be next week when we actually get a could be next week when we actually geta vote... could be next week when we actually get a vote... according to theresa may, today was the wire, so something shifted. downing street announced they had a deal on day one, and then suddenly find out it wasn't as simple as that. visible bits of the deal is that the dup, they tend to vote with the conservatives anyway, they agree with the conservatives on brexit. the heart of this is what the dup is asking for potentially in terms of extra funding for northern ireland. reports today of as much as £1 billion of extra help funding and £1 billion of extra help funding and £1 billion per infrastructure as well. that is something the treasury may choke on it worries on the knock—on effect for other regions, saying, what happens with us? the dup are
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acutely aware of that, out of a? some elements will be dressed up as specifically to do with northern ireland and its challenges. we have had talks of loans were shared education, things that are specific for northern ireland and they may be able to work on that in order to not replicate this along the way. but there are other big—ticket items that have the potential aspect across the uk, that's important. a passenger duty, that is one of the dup's passenger duty, that is one of the dup's asks. if its economic and political concerns. people in northern ireland fanatic get an aeroplane to come across here. they wa nt aeroplane to come across here. they want to increase connections across the uk. labour off statement on this la st the uk. labour off statement on this last week, honing in on saying, if you forego a passenger duty for northern ireland, that's £90 million of lost revenue, that the paper thousands of firefighters. this is
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the kind of arguments that we'll get a bit treasury is too generous. and what about arlene foster comedy get the sense she is getting fed up with this? last night they were beginning to breathe that they were getting a chaotic approach from government, a lack of focus. that made us bigger assessment of what is going on, so that this tactics. when the dup talk about the treasury nit—picking, the treasury would no doubt say they're trying to save vital taxpayer' money. everything they are saying might go next week or more imminently than that. there was talk about the deal even tomorrow. at the moment, the lesson from north island talks will be, if we have a deadline, we will go right onto it and even possibly beyond. we hope to hear from and even possibly beyond. we hope to hearfrom ian and even possibly beyond. we hope to hear from ian duncan and even possibly beyond. we hope to hearfrom ian duncan smith in the next two minutes. but for now, back to the studio. the duke of edinburgh has been admitted to hospital
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because of an infection. buckingham palace says it is a "precautionary measure" for treatment arising from a pre—existing condition. the duke, who is 96 is, due to retire from public duties in august. a spokesman said he was disappointed to miss the state opening of parliament and royal ascot. the metropolitan police commissioner, cressida dick, has confirmed that resources are being shifted to counterterrorism work because of the workload created by the terror attacks in london and manchester. ms dick said the terror attacks had taken place against a background of increasing demand on policing in london and this had an impact on other investigations. we have supplemented the network from some of our crime resources, nationally and beyond. and we need to do that. and we are shifting chisora says —— we are shifting
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resources and people across the net. this does have an impact on other investigations. we've had to pause some and slow on others and that's just a necessity. soldiers have shot dead a suspected suicide bomber in brussels as he triggered a small explosion at one of its busist railway stations. prosecutors said the bomb consisted of nails and gas bottles placed inside a bag and they were treating it as a terrrorist incident. no—one else is believed to have been injured. king salman of saudi arabia has changed the line of succession to make his son, mohammed bin salman, the crown prince and first in line to the throne. prince salman replaces the previous crown prince, mohammed bin nayef, who has been stripped of his title. aged just 31, mohammed bin salman was already the minister of defence and has been leading efforts to reform the saudi economy. as crown prince, he now stands to inherit the kingdom. the announcement was made on saudi television.
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translation: the custodian of the two holy mosques, the king, has issued royal decrees, declaring the crown prince is relieved of his position and appointing his royal highness prince mohammed as crown prince and deputy prime minister, while continuing his role as defence minister. failures in care are one of the main causes of still—births and brain injuries in newborn babies in the uk, according to a report out today. the royal college of obstetricians and gynaecologists found the most common mistakes related to the monitoring of foetal heart rates during labour. it wants to cut the number of neo—natal errors by half by 2020. our social affairs correspondent, michael buchanan reports. can we have a smile? this is barnaby, a four—month—old, happy, bouncing baby. he should have an older brother,
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who would now be 18 months. but medical mistakes made at birth meant that alfie died within hours of being born. despite concerns about his health, staff failed to perform a caesarean section, leaving the newborn with fatal brain injuries. it's a life that didn't need to be taken, that's been taken. it was kind of a whole future, for everybody, for our family, for alfie, just taken in an instant. because medics who are paid to do a job didn't do it correctly that day. too many otherfamilies have suffered similar heartache. today's report says that in 2015, three quarters of babies who are either died at birth or suffered severe brain injury, could have had a different outcome with better care. a failure to properly monitor the foetus and good teamwork in labour wards were common problems.
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no death of a baby is acceptable, but we must be able to take the lessons we've learned from this very robust and detailed analysis and turn the situation around. experts think that many more healthy babies can be born in the uk if nhs maternity units improve. the field family hope they're right. and that other families don't suffer as they have. head teachers from 17 council areas in england are writing to parents urging them to put pressure on their mps to address what they call the growing funding crisis in schools. the joint letter, to almost 2 million families, warns that there could be job losses, and cuts in subject choices. the government says it will continue to invest record levels in education. the founder of taxi—hailing app uber — travis kalanick — has resigned as chief executive office, following demands from five major investors. he'd already stepped aside temporarily. uber has been battling allegations of harassment, discrimination, and corporate misconduct.
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the three—time oscar—winning actor, sir daniel day—lewis, has announced his retirement. the sixty—year old says it's a private decision and he's immensely grateful to everyone he's worked with, and to his audiences. his career has seen him tackle a huge variety of roles and won international acclaim, as simon clemison reports. daniel day—lewis as christy brown, who, with cerebral palsy, learned to paint with his left foot. i know who it is. and this is the same actor. and again... still, day—lewis. i am president of the united states! now 60, daniel day—lewis is famous for putting huge amounts of effort into perfecting the part he has played, creating a cast of very different characters. the portrayal of the former us president won him his third oscar for best actor, something still no
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other leading man has achieved. he has chosen his roles extremely carefully, before immersing himself in them. i think i'm definitely out of character at this moment. but if i slip back into it by mistake, you can do an intervention of some kind. the heimlich manoeuvre or whatever you do with actors who get stuck in character. but, no, i'm definitely out of character now. there is one more movie the pipeline, so daniel day—lewis won't quite disappear from the screen yet, but he is retiring. he has given no reason why, a statement simply said it was a private decision. todayis
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today is the summer sources, crowds gathered at stonehenge to see the sun shine through the central altar. plans of an obscure the scene, but not this year. the uk is set to experience its hottest june day for more than a0 years, with temperatures in some parts forecast to soar to 3a degrees later. it means it could be hotter than the maldives, dubai or los angeles. but while most people have been enjoying the sunshine, it's been causing problems for others, as holly hamilton reports. 75, 80, 86 and the temperature still rises. a heat wave hit britain. a time—honoured tradition. as temperature raises, britain embraces the heat. well, for a few days. the fashion — the briefest of brief swimsuits. today wearing jeans but, yeah, i think it makes you feel great. quite beautiful. it makes a change from the rain. i love it. the hotter the better. so we're now at the fifth day of 30 plus temperatures here in britain.
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some are finding it too hot to handle. just can't cope when the heat is humid and especially at this time of year when the pollen count is high as well. it can get too much and too hot and sticky so it is like i would rather be at home than go outside. it has been over 20 years since britain has enjoyed these temperatures for this long but how did we cope in 1995 without twitter to share our struggle to sleep in the heat? hospitals and emergency services have been put on high alert while guidelines have been issued to encourage staff to do ditch a shirt and tie. no top and tails at ascot. for the first time, organisers have relaxed the strict dress code. and while we may be familiar about the advice about pets in hot cars, scorching pavements are now an issue for four—legged friends. they can burn and blister on their feet.
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take your dog for a walk early in the morning, or late in the evening so the pavement has cooled down and temperatures have dropped and your pet then reduces the risk of overheating. love it or hate it, like every british summer it is not set to last. parts of the country can expect heavy downpour this afternoon and the temperature is set to fall. so business as usual, and we'll still be complaining about the weather. in a moment the news at one with sophie raworth in westminster. first the weather with simon king. todayis today is going to be the hottest day of the year so far. if temperatures do hit 3a degrees, and the think there's pretty good chance of that, it would be the hottestjune day we
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have seen for aa years. articles england and wales, damon the midlands and north east england, hotter than yesterday. around seven or8 hotter than yesterday. around seven or 8 degrees higher. looking at this picture, it shows a typo clouds that we often see ahead of thunderstorms. we have already seen those clouds as a sign that the atmosphere is ready to go bang. through this afternoon across much of england and wales, lots of sunshine, clear skies in many cases. a lot of it of that type of cloud developing, more especially across wales and northern england, where some storms could break out during the afternoon. the risk of some storms across northern ireland and southern parts of scotland. to the north, thicker cloud of bringing wet weather at times. at hot night to night, temperatures as you go to bed around 10pm at 26. so another
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stea my bed around 10pm at 26. so another steamy one. that is just part of the picture, this is coming to their ends, the hot air with us just now is go to be overrun by a cooler air. an explosive makes. as we go through this evening and overnight, some big thunderstorms breaking out, some of them becoming severe. we talk about them becoming severe. we talk about the risk of torrential downpours, some gusty winds and maybe for some some gusty winds and maybe for some some large hail map. bit details about where they will hit, anywhere across the wales and middle counties in england in the firing line this afternoon to tomorrow afternoon as well. don't just oracle afternoon to tomorrow afternoon as well. don'tjust oracle and pressure for many areas, but still pretty warm across parts of the these england. continuing to drop a little bit as we get closer towards the weekend. friday quite a breezy day, fresher air with us, temperatures back close to normal in most of us. sunny spells and western areas. a
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lot of bright weather for the weekends, temperatures back to normal, which means a more co mforta ble normal, which means a more comfortable nicely ahead. the queen's speech in westminster — it's dominated by brexit as the government sets out its agenda for the next two years. it was a scaled—back state opening. the queen arrived by car rather than carriage for the first time since 197a — to deliver the queen's speech. my ministers are committed to working with parliament, the devolved administrations, business and others to build the widest possible consensus on the country's future outside the european union. 27 bills have been announced — eight concerning brexit — among the others, proposals on terror legislation and domestic violence. prince charles accompanied the queen — after the duke of edinburgh was admitted to hospital last night for precautionary treatment.
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very little pomp and ceremony because of the timing of the state opening — squeezed in before the queen's
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