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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11:003m: cladding on 3a tower blocks in 17 council areas in england has failed fire safety tests, the government says. so far, every sample has failed the tests. the government says not every resident will have to be evacuated. hundreds of residents in camden have spent a second night away from their homes after four buildings were evacuated over safety concerns. but some residents are refusing to leave. the discoveries they've made now, with any of the problems of the building, at the same i've been living with the three years. i have felt safe in that time and i don't see anything has changed. a vehicle has collided with pedestrians outside of a sports centre in newcastle. at this time, it is not believed to be a terror incident. the brexit secretary, david davis, has said he is confident, but not certain, that britain will get a deal with the eu and acknowledged that a transitional arrangement would be needed. you can be sure there will be a deal. i want a free trade agreement
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and customer agreement. i'm pretty sure, but not certain. —— a customs agreement. more than 120 people are feared to have been killed when a lorry transporting oil burst into flames in pakistan's punjab province. the government says prices for goods such as sugar and bananas won't rise after brexit, as many countries will still have duty—free access to the uk. glastonbury gets up for a third and final day of performances, with ed sheeran providing the grand finale on the main stage this evening. good morning and welcome to bbc news. every sample of cladding from high—rise buildings in england has so far failed to meet fire safety standards, according to the government. the samples examined have been taken
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from 3a blocks of flats in 17 local authority areas. cladding from up to 600 blocks across the country is being tested in the wake of the grenfell tower tragedy. not every block that fails tests will be evacuated. in north london, residents have spent a second night in temporary accommodation after camden council evacuated four high rise blocks because of fire safety concerns. the council said on sunday that they would ask the people that have not yet left their properties to evacuate. nick quraishi reports. testing around the clock. the government says as many as 600 high—rise blocks will need to be checked for fire safety. councils are being urged to prioritise buildings they're most worried about. so far, 3a samples of cladding examined across 17 councils in england haven't met the required standards, a 100% failure rate. the councils include manchester, hounslow and plymouth. fire authorities are also having
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to examine exposed pipes, cable ducts, escape routes and fire doors. it's a huge undertaking and it's not just residential blocks. checks are taking place in scores of nhs buildings, like hull royal infirmary. ministers say a failed test doesn't necessarily mean a building has to be evacuated, but in north london hundreds of people are spending a second night in temporary accommodation. camden council says it was left with no choice because of multiple fire safety failures. some, though, still don't want to go. the council officials came to the door, banging on the door, "get out, get out," but the chap round the hallway said, "no, she's not going, she's getting on for 80, "she can't go anywhere, she's got a cat." by night, the pockets of resistance against evacuation are evident. nick quraishi, bbc news. the mayor of london, sadiq khan, has been speaking outside a muslim heritage centre in west
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london close to where the grenfell tower fire took place. he said on this celebratory day of eid there was a somber mood amongst the congregation, some who had lost family members in the tragedy. mr khan also gave his reaction that all samples of cladding from tower blocks in london had failed safety tests. across london, there are seven councils who have given cladding to be tested. all have failed. it's the cladding and the way it's been installed and other issues, whether it's fire doors not closing properly, the structure not properly built or other changes made. it can't be right in 2017. there are londoners sleeping in what are essentially death traps, that's why it's crucial the government provide the support needed to make these tower blocks as safe as they can. there are lots of people right now in camden who are out of their homes, sleeping on floors. do you think camden council are handling this very well? i was in close contact with
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camden council wednesday—friday. i think they've done the right thing. you've got to err on the side caution. you can't play russian roulette with people's safety. they received the advice from the experts, they've acted on the advice. i'm hoping, because the council speedily asked for mutual aid from other councils across london, because the government has said they are committed to helping councils who need their help, that will see as possible the remedial work, the repairs being done on buildings to make them safe so families can go back to their homes. it's terribly inconvenient, obviously, and a huge nuisance for these families to have to be moved but i think the council's done the right thing. what can't be allowed to happen is when a customer was a building's unsafe for the council still to allow people to occupy those buildings. —— a council knows a building's unsafe. as you said, it's 2017, how could this have happened?
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isn't this severe neglect from councils? well, i've said for a while now for those who say that health and safety‘s a nuisance, regulations are a bad thing, those who complain about too much red tape, the reason why we have health and safety, regulations, red tape, is to make sure rules are obeyed and the right sorts of rules are there. i'm afraid one of the reasons why i've said this fire was preventable is because for too long corners have been cut in the interest of saving money. i think things that could have been done haven't been and i think we need to make sure we learn from the fire and the public enquiry to make sure buildings are as safe as they can be. clearly they aren't. we need to make sure, rather than talking about health and safety in negative terms and cutting regulation and red tape, we need to recognise that these regulations are there for a good reason. 0ur correspondent catriona renton is in camden in north london. what is the situation? you can see
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it's getting a bit busier here. a mixture of people you can see that i've come to the rest centre. some people coming to register, not so many of them now. most of that happens over the last 36 hours. 0thers coming to get information. some people coming to pick up emergency funding, £100 per household has been made available. for people to buy essentials after they've been moved out of their own homes into this temporary accommodation, many people staying with families and friends. 0thers staying in hotels. 0ther with families and friends. 0thers staying in hotels. other people behind us are —— are adhered to use the leisure facilities. they are being advised of other places they can go whilst this place is being
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used as a rest centre for people that have been evacuated. the council put out a statement saying that 200 offers of accommodation have been made to residents that the factory of the estate. they've been working tirelessly to secure accommodation. they will carry on doing that today. as we say, some practical things as well. people coming to get that funding, those that are still registering. the council says that once you have registered is no need to keep coming back here. information is being made available on the website. there will be supervised visits to the blocks today to allow residents to access their belongings to make life easier 110w their belongings to make life easier now they've been moved. not everyone has moved out. there are still a number of residents that are defined, some say they feel the council has overreacted. —— that are
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defiant. 0thers council has overreacted. —— that are defiant. others say they haven't been offered suitable alternative accommodation and are waiting to hear about it. of those that are staying because they don't want to leave, the council say they are leafleti ng leave, the council say they are leafleting today. they will be locking doors and stressing that it's important for people's safety. —— knocking doors. they could but only covered but they say they don't wa nt to only covered but they say they don't want to do that. they want people to accept the flats are not fit and they need to leave until work is done to make them safe. it is going to be over in the next 3—4 weeks that people are looking at for more a nswe i’s that people are looking at for more answers about what is happening to the next. —— it is going to be over the next. —— it is going to be over the next. —— it is going to be over the next few weeks. dalton is one of the areas where some thorough blocks have failed
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cladding tests. i asked what the latest situation is for affected residents. at the moment, total confusion. there was a press conference with the council on friday when they announced the cladding was coming off. since then, they been telling residents that the cladding word come off until they have replacement cladding, which could be months. basically, is it safe or isn't it? nobody seems to know. basically, is it safe or isn't it? nobody seems to knowli basically, is it safe or isn't it? nobody seems to know. i am reading what the mailer has said. the decision to remove the cladding is the right and more vintage. there will be no waiting around in salford whilst our residents are in danger. it is notable that he said that but the housing company are going round
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yesterday telling people that the cladding would be removed until replacement cladding is there. —— won't be removed. you'd like to wish all customers a neighbour of residents that there are confident everything possible is being done. the organisation and the city council, they are in new and uncertain territory. yes, but they shouldn't be. at the end of the day, we've looked through planning applications for the last 11—5 years. the amount of information on safety is so little. all they seem to be interested in is the colour, the cladding used is going to be pretty for passers—by. it is all about image and not safety. the council knows what's in the blocks. they would have a clinical information. it needs to come clean and tell people information. i'm not a
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planning expert and a fire safety expert and i'm trying to put out as much information as possible. what residents telling you? we are being inundated with facebook messages, texts, e—mails. people love sent others videos of fire safety doors hanging off. —— have sent as videos. not particularly in these blocks but in others around salford. there are plenty of other blogs, 43 in sa lfo rd , plenty of other blogs, 43 in salford, we need to be looking at those in telling people what is going on. a car has collided with pedestrians in newcastle. northumbria police were called following reports of a collision outside the westgate sports centre. six people have been injured and emergency services are still at the scene. police have arrested a 42—year—old woman, but say it's not thought to be a terrror incident. the brexit secretary david davis has said he's "pretty sure" that he could negotiate a good deal
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to leave the european union, something that would require a transitional arrangement for around one or two years. speaking to the andrew marr show, mr davis has also said that no deal would be better than a punishment deal. he also said eu nationals in the uk will not become second—class citizens after brexit. with more on the political developments this morning, our political correspondent susana mendonca is with me. more on what david davis has been saying. he said he was pretty sure but not 100% that he will be able to secure a two. for many people listening, they might be concerned. he is the person doing the negotiations between britain and the eu. he also said that there would need to be a transitional arrangements between britain and the european union. that could take 1—2
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yea rs. european union. that could take 1—2 years. that suggests a full deal might not be done straightaway. there could be a period of uncertainty. in terms of physical focus companies focused on the fight to get european courtjustice out of the way and to have british courts in control of what happens. he's focused on the idea of an international arbitration setup. instead of the ec]. that might be in every and which the european commission wants ecj involved. we've read some information about what happens with european citizens in britain. theresa may said those that have been you for five years would be able to get similar rights to british citizens. that's something the european commission weren't happy with. they said it hasn't gone
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far enough. labour says it should be all european citizens, notjust those that have been every five yea rs. those that have been every five years. the disparity between what british citizens would have the right to and what european citizens would have the right. european citizens, david davis said, would not be able to vote, but they would have access to the nhs. he did say clearly that they would not be seen as second—class citizens. explicitly, it will not be any earlier than the triggering of article 50. we think that's fair. we could have said june 23 last year, when the referendum decision was taken. but there was a lot of people who didn't think we'd carry through with it. so we take the article 50 date as the minimum and the maximum is the last day. we will discuss with them what we think is the fairest and best way and we've said explicitly that this is something we want to talk through with you. not that we haven't got a view but that we want to talk that over with you. there are other areas as well. quite small ones but there are other
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areas where there are differences. the main thrust of this is this actually gives an undertaking to all 3 million people in this country today... they feel... that they will have rights effectively british citizenship rights, the same rights, as we said. the reason we cast it that way is because we were getting a lot of stories coming back, particularly from central europe, people saying, oh, we are going to be made second class citizens. no, that was the point. absolutely the point. the archbishop of canterbury has been talking about how their needs to bea been talking about how their needs to be a cross—party group advising theresa may on the way forward. difficult to see how it would work, the parties have different points of view. the liberal democrats still very much focused on the idea there should be a second referendum on the deal. it may have cost us some thoughts but the basic price position is sound. we are not talking about rerunning the last referendum. there was in outcome, albeit narrow. we are talking about a validator foot.
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if it's a bad outcome or if there is i'io if it's a bad outcome or if there is no outcome, we should have the option of the public approving it or not approving it. if they don't approve what, going back to the status quo. where are we with the attem pts status quo. where are we with the atte m pts to status quo. where are we with the attempts to do a deal with the dup? still not clarity. priti patel said a deal is being done but we don't know what will be in the deal. this is crucial for theresa may because she needs these ten dup mps in order to get her queen ‘s speech through parliament. all that legislation thatis parliament. all that legislation that is to go through in order for us that is to go through in order for us to leave the eu. we should know by midway through this week what happens in terms of this deal. the headlines on bbc news: cladding on 3a tower blocks in 17
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council areas in england has failed fire safety tests, the government says. the government says not every blog which fails the test will be evacuated. a vehicle has collided with pedestrians outside of a sports centre in newcastle. at this time, it is not believed to be a terror incident. the brexit secretary, david davis, has said he is confident, but not certain, that britain will get a deal with the eu and acknowledged that a transitional arrangement would be needed. sport now, and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's holly hamilton. thank you. after that defeat to the all blacks yesterday, british and irish lions coach warren gatland has been making some changes for their next match on tuesday. george north and jonathan joseph have been named in the starting 15 against the hurricanes in wellington. rory best returns as captain — he was skipper for their best win on the tour so far, against the chiefs last week. and gatland believes all their problems from the first test can be sorted
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out for the next two. said that if we did drop a couple of games, that wouldn't be the end of the world. it gets better and better. we've demonstrated that as a group. so longer we've been in new zealand, the better we got. we said we do that and i think we've achieved that. 0ne football line for you — and england's under 21s now know who'll they'll face in the semi—finals of the european championship in poland. it'll be germany, after they lost to italy last night and finished runners—up in their group. england cricket captain heather knight says her side will recover from their surprise defeat by india in the opening match of the women's world cup. this being a round—robin stage, all eight teams play each other. she says that they are determined.
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we are an emotional team but we will keep our heads up. we look to tuesday and see the positives. we competed today but there are a few areas in which we need to get better. we will look at tuesday. it could be a busy day for marin cilic at queen's. he's in the sinlges final at two o'clock, after beating gilles muller yesterday — and he's also in the doubles with marcin matkowski. they were trailing jamie murray and bruno soares in the semi—finals when rain stopped play. they'll resume after the singles final, with the doubles final straight afterwards. feliciano lopez will be trying to keep cilic from one of those titles. he needed three sets to see off grigor dimitrov, who beat him in the final three years ago. lopez said he'd wanted to win this tournament for his entire career and was pleased to have another chance. the final is live on bbc one.
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great britain are in third place going into the final day of the european team athletics championships in lille. there were some strong performances on day two, including a season's best from eilidh doyle in the 400—metre hurdles. sir ben ainslie says he has some difficult phone calls to make, after his team failed to qualify for the america's cup final. they were comprehensively beaten by team new zealand in bermuda and he's is planning some changes, but he's not giving up. i used to think being an olympic sailor was hard work, but it's nothing compare to with this. but i've loved every minute of it. it's been a huge, huge challenge. really proud of the team we've developed and i want to be a big part of that in the future, and yes, i will keep running the team and i'm determined that we will get the america's cup home. that's all sport for now. you can keep up to date with all those stories on the bbc sport website. i will have more in the next hour. pakistan government officials say at least 100 people
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are reported to have been killed and dozens more badly injured when a lorry transporting oil burst into flames in punjab. police said a crowd had gathered to collect fuel leaking from the vehicle which had overturned on the main highway from the city of bahawalpur. 0ur correspondent secunder kermani sent this update from karachi. firefighters have been tackling the blaze which is said to be under control. a teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of the attempted rape of an eight—year—old girl in manchester. the boy — believed to be fourteen or fifteen — was detained after officers were told the girl had been attacked in a park in moston, yesterday evening. yemen is facing the worst cholera outbreak than anywhere in the world. the number of suspected cases is 200,000, more than 13,000 people have died. we can speak to somebody
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from the international committee of the red cross. he is in yemen. good morning, how has it got to this point? good morning, the situation isa point? good morning, the situation is a disaster. it's basically the result of continued conflict and its man—made. result of continued conflict and its man-made. absolutely man-made? so it could have been avoided, it could've been halted if there was a motivation, a human motivation to tackle it. absolutely. all the civilian infrastructure is slowly been collapsing of the last year, this is the effect of that. if the warmer. today, people could focus on rebuilding of the country. how do
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you bring the relevant parties together to try to bring about a new approach? as the red cross, we are much more focusing on the consequences and not on the negotiations. the mediated solution seems to be the only outcome that will be satisfactory to the conflict. you can put pressure on to a degree, country, by highlighting the health crisis faced. when you do that, what sort of response to get? we aggregate and talked all parties bilaterally. —— we advocate. u nfortu nately, we bilaterally. —— we advocate. unfortunately, we can't talk about that. what about help on the ground that. what about help on the ground that could make a difference, despite the fighting? is there more
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there you were looking for? at the moment, red cross are working in 17 different polymer centres. we are treating almost one in five cases in the country. you're working in prisons, water systems that have collapsed, big clean—up campaigns in major cities, nothing seems to be enough, though. it's a bleak picture and we appreciate you talking about you. thank you. ministers say 48 of the poorest countries in the world will continue to have duty—free access to the uk after it leaves the european union. the international trade department said the decision would mean prices for imports such as sugar and bananas would not be affected by brexit. our business correspondent, joe lynam, has the details. some of our most popular ingredients and products, like cocoa or bananas, are grown in some of the world's poorest countries.
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to help almost 50 of them expand their economies, the eu already allows them to export their goods tariff—free into europe. now the government has confirmed that this will be maintained after britain leaves the eu. it means products such as bananas, sugar and coffee should not be any more expensive for uk households when imported after 2019. the uk imports almost £20 billion a year tariff—free from 48 developing countries, including haiti, ethiopia, bangladesh and sierra leone. exports of arms and defence equipment are not included in this trade agreement. we want as we leave the european union to be champions .,;:; zzi‘aeaizt— 2;— 215
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don't look back in anger to those killed in the london and manchester terror attacks and the grenfell tower victims. # don't look back in anger, i heard you say #. lizo mzimba, bbc news, glastonbury. let's check on the weather forecast. they might free glastonbury software. a bit of cloud and light rain so far. the rain will be light and patchy. it's already affecting much of wales. it will expand eastwards through the afternoon, reaching south—east. further north,
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brighter. a few showers in scotland. breezy but the wind will die down. for this evening and overnight, the cloud across england and wales will clear away, cooler and fresh aware that pushing down from the north. it looks like a cold night than what we've been used to. in the countryside, temperatures down to single figures. bright and sunshine and light winds on monday morning. 0utbreaks and light winds on monday morning. outbreaks of languishing in northern ireland and maybe into south—west scotland, western wales and south—west england. further south and east should be one.
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