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tonight at ten, yet more high rise buildings across england fail fire safety checks, after the grenfell tower disaster. every sample of cladding removed from 60 buildings has failed to meet safety standards. from 60 buildings has failed it is being tested, what is the current building regulations in place. what is the current building and the tests would imply that it wouldn't need the current building regulations. wouldn't need the current are you going to be staying or leaving? staying. staying or leaving? a staying or leaving? few still staying put but most he'd a few still staying put but most he'd call is to leave tower blocks in london of the —— of safety fears. the brexit secretary says he's "pretty sure", but not certain, the uk can secure a deal with brussels, on leaving the eu. we have an exclusive report from the front line in the battle against so—called islamic state
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for the iraqi city of mosul. this is the most forward position the iraqi troops have. they tell us that the nearest is position isjust 15 metres away. nearest is position and hamilton and vettel tussle, but ricciardo wins an action—packed grand prix in azerbaijan. but ricciardo wins an action—packed good evening. more tower blocks across england have failed safety checks on cladding, in the wake of the grenfell tower fire disaster. 60 high rise buildings in 25 local authority areas have now been checked, and the results show a 100% failure rate in meeting fire safety standards. local councils are being urged
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to send samples in for testing more quickly, with over 500 other buildings nationwide, still to be checked. buildings nationwide, with the latest, here's duncan kennedy. pendleton here's duncan kennedy. in salford, the latest location pendleton in salford, the latest location where tower block cladding is being removed. it is unsettling sight for another group of residents have lived here many years. sight for another group of residents have lived here many yearsm sight for another group of residents have lived here many years. it is left us as residents very confused and very concerned about the safety of where we live. the government has continued to test cladding. tonight, they released new figures. 60 buildings have now failed safety checks. that is across 25 local authorities. of the 25, 14 have been named, including barnet, manchester and sunderland. the government confirmed that of those tested, so far there has been a 100% failure
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rate on samples. it is a list that keeps on growing, but it is also the fa ct keeps on growing, but it is also the fact that every single sample of cladding being tested is now failing that will be most worrying for these local authorities and their residents, but also the government, whose bill for fixing residents, but also the government, whose bill forfixing all residents, but also the government, whose bill for fixing all of this continues to mount. in 2009, six people died at lakanal house in london. the report author was sir kenneth knight. he has been drafted in by the government to join a team to look at the early lessons to be learned from the grenfell tower disaster. we asked if the tests being carried out go further than the current regulations. in answer to your question, it is being tested what is the current building regulations in place. and the tests would imply that it wouldn't meet the current building regular —— regulations, and that is the crucial point. arnold has been a fire safety
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expert for 20 years. he says cladding currently only has to withstand flame tests from the front. but he says this is simply not enough. make the tests more robust. test everything, test every angle, then you will know it works. today, entire families have been hauling their possessions away from four tower blocks. safety measures are being put in place. many were too upset to speak about it. around 200 people, including this man, are refusing to leave the blocks. are you planning to stay? staying. have you planning to stay? staying. have you been told to leave today? michel burkard and her you been told to leave today? michel burka rd and her 87—year—old you been told to leave today? michel burkard and her 87—year—old father, edward, are prepared to move out, but don't know where to go. we went with them to check out a local hotel
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the council are offering. with them to check out a local hotel the council are offeringli with them to check out a local hotel the council are offering. i have actually heard they are quite hot. michelle filmed on their phone to see if it was suitable for their family. afterwards, she seemed satisfied with what was being offered. how was the hotel?m satisfied with what was being offered. how was the hotel? it was 0k. not too bad. good enough? yeah, good enough. with you moving? yes, we will. camden council says it needs to mtv towers to start the run media work but accepts its powers to remove people are limited. we just keep having the conversation again and again, keeping people awake, making sure there are people on the block. the fire services say it is not safe to stay, and they need to go. 11 days ago few would have known the words grenfell tower or cladding. but because of them, the lives of thousands of people continued to be changed. duncan is in north london at the chalcots estate for us tonight. questions
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the chalcots estate for us tonight. were camden ct north questions were camden council in north london over testing and whether or not they can force people to leave over safety fears. indeed, these are issues for councils across england. yeah, lots of confusion here and elsewhere over this issue of accommodation and over the issue of accommodation and over the issue of testing. as far as the accommodation is concerned, we still have 200 people in 120 flats refusing to move out. they say the alternative is simply aren't good enough. they don't want to go into leisure centres like this. the council say they have to go, otherwise this remedial work cannot ta ke otherwise this remedial work cannot take place, although it is still not clear what legal powers the council have had to move these people. as far as the testing is concerned, 60 buildings have now failed this cladding test across 25 local authorities. but you will remember, at the start of this crisis, the government was talking about 600 buildings that need testing. what is happening with those? how far are we
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in terms of the testing with those? also, what action will be taken in terms of those buildings themselves? will people have to move out? will those buildings have to be closed? 11 days after grenfell tower, we still have lots of unanswered, questions. duncan kennedy in north london. the brexit secretary, david davis, says he's "pretty sure" but not certain, the uk can secure a deal with brussels, as it leaves the european union. his remarks come after the chancellor, philip hammond, said no deal would be "very, very bad" for the uk. here's our political correspondent, eleanor garnier. a year after the vote to leave the eu, talks about the terms of britain's divorce have now started. the eu, talks about the terms of and brexit looms overhead for the prime minister. but a week after the chancellor said no deal would be very, very bad for the uk, the brexit secretary, the man tasked with securing that deal, seems uncertain as to whether he will get one. seems uncertain as to whether he i'm pretty sure. i'm not 100% sure.
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you can never be. i'm not 100% sure. it is a negotiation. i'm not 100% sure. you said right at the beginning of this, "we are guaranteed to get a deal, you can be sure we will get a deal." you can be sure there will be a deal. whether it's the deal that i want, which is the free—trade agreement, the customs agreement and so on, it's — i'm pretty sure, but i'm not certain. with the clock for two years of talks ticking down, there are some key issues at the top of the government in—tray. working out what form the border between northern ireland and the irish republic will take, with car number plate recognition and tagging containers being considered. plus, calculating how much the uk's financial settlement, also called divorce bill, will be. financial settlement, also called and crucially, getting a deal on the rights of eu citizens in the uk and brits living abroad. on the rights of eu citizens we are trying to ensure that every individual citizen gets their current position, as it were, locked in place for them, so the anxiety can go. this is the real issue. it is about people's anxiety. this is the real issue. it's not about the prospect of deporting people. david davis acknowledged having left we would
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need a one or two year transitional arrangement, with a phased process, to allow businesses and government time to adapt. to allow businesses and government but he still insists a bad deal would mean britain walking away. what david davis has revealed is that his handling of this whole affair inspires about as much confidence as a drunken trapeze artist. about as much confidence the problem is that when he crashes to earth, he will bring the whole of the country with him. to earth, he will bring the the details of labour's position remains unclear, but the party insists the economy must come first. what we have to have is a brexit which works forjobs and for growth, and also for the protections which working people have. and also for the protections which how that comes out of the negotiations remains to be seen. with rumours of potential leadership contenders whistling around westminster, theresa may is under pressure from all sides, from within her own party, inside her own cabinet and from brussels, too. inside her own cabinet
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it's clear there is now a new conciliatory, far less combative tone, from those at the top of government. she is in charge of the negotiations for now. but many tories aren't sure if she will see brexit through to the finish, as the prime minister is all too aware. eleanor, minister is all too aware. it's a pretty important week eleanor, it's a pretty important week for the prime minister? yes, tomorrow we get more detail from the prime minister on those proposals for citizens rights. she will lead out in parliament. she has given the broad outline to eu leaders. any eu national lovely living here for five yea rs, national lovely living here for five years, will be allowed to stay for good with access to education, pensions and welfare. broadly the same rights as any british citizen. questions to be answered include, what happens to family members abroad? what what happens to family members abroad ? what about what happens to family members abroad? what about what date will be set as the cut—off for that residents? and there is a row
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brewing over who will set the rules and apply them for this new system? will it be british judges, and apply them for this new system? will it be britishjudges, the european court of justice will it be britishjudges, the european court ofjustice or a combination of been under to, some international jurisdiction? combination of been under to, some internationaljurisdiction? as well as dealing with brexit negotiations, she has to meet the expectations at home of those within the public and also within her own party, of those who want a much tougher stance on immigration. and don't forget, mps vote later this week on the queen's speech. the conservatives' macro programme for government. the tories still haven't done a deal with the democratic unionist party of northern ireland, whose support she needs to lead a minority government. all in all, it adds up to a pretty difficult in tray for the prime minister. thank you. eleanor garnier. reports from iraq say fighters from so—called islamic state, have mounted a counter attack against iraqi troops, who are trying to recapture parts of the old city. the battle is intense, and iraqi commanders have told the bbc that british fighters, as well as chechens and other foreigners, are among the militants.
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and other foreigners, the bbc‘s team of 0rla guerin, nico hameon, bader catty and rich stacey, were given exclusive access to the fighting. here's their report. exclusive access to the fighting. heading to the front line in mosul. exclusive access to the fighting. you have to run. exclusive access to the fighting. and beware of snipers. exclusive access to the fighting. but troops from iraq's emergency response division are advancing every day. emergency response division the target here — a hospital complex. gunfire. a hospital complex. we move deeper into the battle. a hospital complex. getting a chance to see how the fight has been taken to the so—called islamic state. the fight has been taken urban warfare at its most intimate. the fight has been taken near enough to throw a hand grenade. the fight has been taken then this... the fight has been taken gunfire.
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the fight has been taken the fight here is at extremely close quarters. this is the most forward position is iraqi troops have. they tell us the nearest is position is just 15 metres away, and when they're firing here the distance is so small that sometimes they can see the faces of the is militants. the troops here — mostly young — determined to end a reign of terror. "daesh came and killed civilians", says ali. "they destroyed life in the city." civilians", says ali. "0ur duty is to bring mosul back to life." here's the hospital building where commanders say about 200 foreign militants are holed up, including some britons. "that's what our intelligence tells us", says this colonel. "and also we heard them speaking on the radio."
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"we can tell their nationality from that." and iraqi drones monitor their movements, if they dare to move at all. their movements, if they here, militants run from building to building in the vast medical complex, looking for cover. to building in the vast medical commanders tell us there are french, russians and chechens here, as well as the british. russians and chechens here, they say there are three senior is leaders along with them, trapped below ground. is leaders along with them, now their caliphate is turning to ash, their positions being pounded from above with a series of air strikes. we counted three in an hour. of air strikes. it's the final push against an enemy that once controlled a third of iraq, and that tonight has begun a counter attack. 0rla guerin, bbc news, mosul. a counter attack.
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a car has collided with pedestrians in newcastle, injuring six people. it happened near a community centre on westgate road. a 42 year—old woman has been arrested, and police say the incident is not terror related. arrested, and police say around 150 people have died in central pakistan, after an overturned oil tanker burst into flames. local villagers had gathered around the vehicle, which had crashed in the city of ahmed—pur east, to siphon the oil, when it exploded. secunder kermani has the latest from the capital karachi. hundreds of local villagers flocked to the scene of the overturned tanker this morning, despite being warned not to. in this impoverished area, they collected fuel in buckets, jerry cans, and even empty water bottles. but moments later, grief and anguish — thousands of litres of petrol went up in flames,
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engulfing those nearby. went up in flames, early reports suggest the blaze began when someone lit a cigarette. translation: the oil tanker capsized, people shouted, "oil, oil!" tanker capsized, people the local traffic police asked people to leave, warning it may explode, then suddenly there was fire. translation: i had already taken some petrol, i was about to fill another can but felt dizzy due to the fumes so decided not to go back for more. to the fumes so decided not the empty charred wreckage gives an idea of how many people were there. bodies were piled by the road. medical teams worked flat out to assist the injured and console the bereaved. amongst those critically hurt our children. relative steps —— desperately search for news of their loved ones. some in pakistan have
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blamed the victims for rushing towards the scene of the accident. but in other quarters, there is a sense of anger, that people are not educated enough about basic safety issues and that poverty forces them to risk their lives forever? litres of petrol. the tragedy cast a shadow over preparations for the muslim festival of eid, due to take place tomorrow. instead of celebrations, there will be funerals. secunder kermani, bbc news, karachi. there will be funerals. sources at westminster say up to 90 email accounts were compromised by the cyber attack on the houses of parliament which began on friday. that's about 1% of the total number. of parliament which began on friday. officials have described the attack as determined and sustained. royal bank of scotland is cutting 4a3jobs in the uk dealing with loans for small businesses, and moving many of them to india. the bank, which is 73% owned by the taxpayer, says it's part of a drive
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to reduce costs. earlier this year, rbs announced it was cutting 250 it posts in brtitain, and relocating dozens of them to india. and relocating dozens with all the sport, here's 0lly foster at the bbc sport centre. here's 0lly foster at good evening. here's 0lly foster at lewis hamilton has called sebastian vettel a disgrace, after the german was penalised for deliberately driving into him during the azerbaijan grand prix. for deliberately driving into him neither man finished on the podium, but vettel streched his championship lead over hamilton to 11; points. nick parrott reports. lewis nick parrott reports. hamilton said he was looking forward lewis hamilton said he was looking forward to getting home after his azerbaijan grand prix. he made a great getaway from pole position. but that was as good as it got. va ltteri but that was as good as it got. valtteri bottas, his mercedes team—mate, crashed into kimi
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raikkonen, and hamilton could not keep out of trouble either. as he prepared for a restart, sebastian vettel got too close. hamilton said a ten second penalty handed to vettel wasn't enough. vettel literally came alongside me and hit me. later he said his driving was disgusting. despite the altercation, the briton remained in control of the briton remained in control of the race until the headrest in his mercedes came loose. he had to stop with a replacement and with it when his hopes of victory. now behind vettel, he chased him hard but could only finish fifth behind the german. while they race ended in acrimony, daniel ricciardo's ended in the light, claiming rennell‘s first win of the season. nick parrott, bbc news. england's cricketers have won the t20 series against south africa. it was 1—1 heading into the decider in cardiff. dawid malan top—scored on his debut as they won by 19 runs. patrick gearey reports. as they won by 19 runs. 0ne game left and the series to win. as they won by 19 runs. what was england's plan? as they won by 19 runs.
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change the side and the captain, shovel the pack and hope for the ace. captain, shovel the pack every so often that ace goes higher. captain, shovel the pack sailing captain, shovel the pack over there was the secont international sailing over there was the second international ball mallan had faced. insta nt international ball mallan had faced. instant confidence. he embraced the experimental mood. he finished with 78. none of his colleagues through shade on his spotlight. south africa set 182 to win. the value of runs isn't what it was. inflation is inevitable with batsmen like ab de villiers, who can make any score run safe. mason crane was the bowler, a 20—year—old leg—spinner who stuck at it. a 20—year—old leg—spinner with his bravery came revenge. a 20—year—old leg—spinner ab de villiers became his first international wicket. south africa never fully recovered. international wicket. england's victory was ultimately comfortable. england's experiment had worked. ultimately comfortable. patrick gearey, bbc news. ultimately comfortable. feliciano lopez is the new champion at queen's. the spaniard came from a set down to beat marin cilic
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in the aegon championships, and there was a very popular winner in birmingham. and there was a very popular with wimbledon starting a week tomorrow, the two—time champion petra kvitova beat australian ashleigh barty in three sets in the aegon classic final. it was only her second tournament this year, after recovering from a hand injury sustained during a knife attack in december. she during a knife attack in december. described today kind she described today's victory as a kind of fairy tale. and that's all the sport. kind of fairy tale. it's the final day of glastonbury, and british singer—songwriter ed sheeran‘s been performing on the pyramid stage to bring the five day festival to a close. on the pyramid stage to bring # razor. the festival will now take a year's break, with the next one scheduled forjune 2019. you can see more on all of today's
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stories on the bbc news channel. that's all from me. stories on the bbc news channel. stay with us on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. the for the news where you are. reality is of course wo be the reality is of course work has to be conducted in a well planned manner, and that does take a bit of advance planning, it takes normally of course the first thing is to provide safe access to all levels of the building, so there may need to be scaffolding provided then the materials that are going to be obtained nearly always have to be orered in with some hello, this is bbc news. the government has revealed that 60 tower blocks, covered in supposedly fire resistant cladding, have failed safety tests, following the grenfell tower disaster. the department for communities and local government says checks have been made in 25 council areas across england, and so far, the failure rate, is a hundred %. the failure rate, is a 100%. the former chief fire and rescue adviser, sir ken knight, said he was impressed by the speed at which tests are being carried out on tower blocks. i think it's going well. the arrangements were set up, as i said, very early after the fire itself.
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of being able to do with up to 100 tests a day. they have not reached anything like that level, of course. there is no backlog of tests now. it doesn't mean to say there won't be the samples coming in, and the local figures show a worrying result, with some of those tests, but nevertheless the testing has been going at pace. all of those panels that have failed those tests, either the housing authority or the local authority, either has been informed or if they haven't been informed, will be informed within the next few hours, i understand. they evidently know the urgency of the need to test and that is why the arrangements were putting place. i think they are coming in at the speed that they do. i'm sure, and i can't tell you at the moment out of these 600 i'm unsure, and i can't tell you at the moment out of these 600 that has cladding that needs to be tested, because that is not the issue in all cases, but i think the testing...
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there is no backlog to the testing procedure or the testing taking place, or indeed in the reporting back of the test results to those involved. so if there are local authorities or housing authorities that have tests yet to be done then the testing facilities are there and ready and waiting to undertake tests. the message it sends out is that they need to ensure that they are safe in all the other ways, so in a clad or unclad building, it is the issues of the fire safety doors, the means of escape being kept clear, smoke detection in the flat itself, and people know what to do in a fire, and actually those flats that have had that cladding and found it has failed are still occupied of course because they have other measures in place, the mitigation measures, to ensure they are safe to stay in the homes. and certainly the public in those homes of course are worried, but they should be able to be reassured by the fire and rescue service and the national fire chiefs council guidance that all the measures are in place and they are safe in their homes.
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but it is right to say that where all those other measures fail, the local housing authority, the council, may take those steps to evacuate the premises, and in those circumstances they're right to do that. camden council in london says around 200 residents, from 100 and 20 households, are still refusing to leave several tower blocks which have been judged by the fire services to be too dangerous to live in. the council say it could take as much as four weeks to make the blocks safe. earlier i asked the forensic architect christopher miers whether he thought that was realistic. the reality is, of course, work has to be conducted in a well—planned manner, and that does take a bit of advance planning. it takes — normally, of course, the first thing is to provide safe access to all levels of the building, so there may need to be scaffolding provided. then the materials that
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are going to be obtained nearly always have to be ordered in, with some delay between placing the order and obtaining the panels, and also the owners will have to decide if they are going to do any other work at the same time. so there are some steps, it's not in a way technically complicated, but there are steps that have to be followed through, and that may include, for example, liaising with local authority building control, to ensure that any building regulations issued are being met at the same time. with very high rise blocks as well, there is the logistics of reaching the upper parts of the building, particularly on the outside, so how realistic is is a four week some time scale, so how realistic is a four week some time scale, which is what camden council initially said they were working towards? i think it's going to be very challenging. i haven't got any real understanding of the process they're adopting there, but it will be challenge. i think we have to accept, all of us in our construction industry and residents have
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to understand that it's a process that needs some time to be followed through, in order to ensure that what goes back is done properly, with proper planning. friend sing architectities fer mires. time to look at the weather. —— friend sick. good evening. we will start with a look at the big picture that sees one area of low pressure heading towards scandinavia then the south—west for the next area of low pressure, there was a bit after breeze and fair bit of cloud. a few showers dotted round as well. mainly in scotland and theres after a line of rain in wales and through the midlands, that is heading south and fizzling out. the skies will clear to many place, the winds will ease down, there will be a shower in the north and west of scotland. but a lot of dry wetter with clear sky, temperatures will dip away, i think in major town and
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cities in double figures but single figures in some rural spots. a decent start for many, particularly the further east you are. here is that area of low pressure creeping in across ireland, so the cloud will be thicken up in northern ireland, through the morning, the rain will set in and after a bright start in wales and the south—west it will tend to cloud over, elsewhere it will be a bright day with good spells of sunshine and light winds as well. so it should feel pleasant enough out there, particularly the south—east, temperatures into low to mid million 20s. further north 17 or so mid million 20s. further north 17 or so but notice a good deal cooler in aberdeenshire, round about 11; degrees on the coast. through the evening it will be wet in northern ireland, that rain makes progress into the south and west of scotland, gets up to the north east as well, and there will be outbreaks of rain in the north—west and north wales as well. here is the big picture for tuesday, we have that area of low pressure in the north of the uk, and we have to watch this area coming up from the near continent, that could
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contain heavy thundery showers, so a lot of cloud round on tuesday, watch out for the showers coming up from the south, potential for thunder and lightning with those. top temperatures by this stage down to round about 21, 22. then through tuesday night into wednesday, could be some heavy rain across much of england wales, creeping up into southern scotland too. a bit of a breeze to take us on to the middle of the week, on the north sea coast. 0n the cool side. 0nly12 or 1313 degrees in newcastle. so all in all that week is looking pretty u nsettle. that week is looking pretty unsettle. there will be pels of rain, some could be heavy and at times it could be windy.
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