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this is bbc news. the headlines at 8. 6 people are to be charged in connection with the hillsborough football stadium disaster, 28 years ago. the noes to the left 323. unlock. a labour party amendment to the queen's speech calling for an end to the 1% public sector pay cap, has been defeated in he commons. police investigating the grenfell tower disaster say they now believe at least 80 people died in the fire, including those missing, presumed dead. the democratic unionist party and sinn fein, have less than 2a hours to strike a deal, to restore the power—sharing government in northern ireland. and in the next hour we'll hear from a hero of the london bridge terror attack. the policeman, wayne marques, who tackled the attackers armed with only his baton,
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has been speaking publicly for the first time, about what happened. ijust had one voice in my head saying don't go down, don't go down and alli saying don't go down, don't go down and all i know is i'm swinging all over the place. and the creator of paddington bear has died at the age of 91. for 28 years, they have fought for justice for the 96 liverpool fans who died at hillsborough stadium in 1989. today the victims‘ families applauded when they finally heard that six men would face criminal charges for their roles in britain's worst sporting tragedy. among them — the policeman who was match commander on the day —
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former chief superintendent david duckenfield. he faces charges of manslaughter by gross negligence. and former west yorkshire police chief constable sir norman bettison has been charged with misconduct — he said he was disappointed and would defend his innocence. judith moritz has this report. they've had inquiries, investigations and inquests, but the hillsborough families have never had public prosecutions. they've fought for nearly 30 years for this moment. i'm absolutely delighted. we've got today everything we could've asked for. the decisions by the cps in my opinion were correct, or are correct. and we look forward to the due process through the courts of law. in 1989 the police officer in charge at hillsborough was david duckenfield. he will now face prosecution. there is sufficient evidence to charge former chief superintendent david duckenfield with the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 men, women and children. the match commander ordered the opening of an exit gate,
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through which the fans poured onto overcrowded terraces. he is charged with the manslaughter of all but one of the victims. tony bland died four years later, too late to be included in the charges. in the years after hillsborough, sir norman bettison rose through the ranks to become chief constable of merseyside and later west yorkshire. he is charged with misconduct in a public office, accused of lying about the fans being to blame. he said he is disappointed to be charged, and will vigorously defend his innocence. andrew brookes was one of those killed at hillsborough. he was 26. his sister louise has long campaigned for justice, and was in warrington today to hear that charges will be brought. it's another event where my parents haven't been alive to see it or to hear it, and it's notjust my parents — its other hillsborough families who have gone to their graves never seeing today. the families were told that 23
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suspects were originally considered for prosecution. in the event, six will face trial. graham mackrell was the sheffield wednesday company secretary — responsible for safety, he is accused of failing to carry out his duties. peter metcalf was the solicitor acting for south yorkshire police. he is charged with perverting the course of justice in relation to amendments made to police statements. at home today, he would not answer questions. any comment to make at all? no comment. former chief superintendent donald denton, in the middle here, is also charged with perverting the course of justice, said to have overseen the process of altering the statements. former detective chief inspector alan foster faces the same charge, accused of being central to the process of changing statements. nobody from the ambulance service is being prosecuted, and no organisation will face corporate charges over hillsborough,
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which has disappointed some. a mixed bag. a couple of names that we didn't expect, and a few that we think have been omitted. there will be six people facing criminal charges who might not have done if we hadn't have been resilient and all stuck together and fought this long fight. professor phil scraton has spent years working to expose what happened at hillsborough, and says the passage of time must have had an effect on the number of charges. if we'd had the kind of investigation then that we have had now, and the kind of attention paid to the detail of prosecutable charges then as we have now, i think we would see a lot more prosecutions. the youngest to die at hillsborough was just ten years old. the oldest was a pensioner. they were all unlawfully killed. there have long been calls for justice. now, nearly 30 years after they died, those said to be responsible will face trial, and the prospect ofjail. judith moritz, bbc news, warrington.
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the prime minister has won herfirst commons vote since the election with a majority ofjust14. labour's amendment to the queen's speech which called the ice matter the right 309. the noes to the left 323. labour's amendment to the queen's speech which called for an end to the public sector pay cap was defeated by 323 votes to 309. let's cross live to westminster and our political correspondent leila nathoo. this result was not in doubt given the agreement between theresa may and dup. that's right she did have the numbers to get this amendment defeated and it showed all ten dup members did vote against the labour
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amendment with most of the conservative mp‘s fighting and most mp's conservative mp‘s fighting and most mp‘s voting, theresa may still had the numbers to defeat it. it was a small amount which goes to show how small amount which goes to show how small her majority is in future votes. if there was anything controversial than a few tory rebels could bring a policy down but on this amendment, on the labour amendment to end the cap on public sector pay rises, the 1% cap since 2012 and trying to recruit more police officers and firefighters which has been defeated tonight. police officers and firefighters which has been defeated tonightm there a sense, creeping through conservative ranks that so—called austerity is nearing its end, its sell by date, and that perhaps there is wiggle room in the future to look at the pay cap? certainly conservative mps have been telling me this evening after coming out from the fight that there is a
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recognition that austerity cuts were not going down well on the doorstep. everybody i spoke to tonight said look we recognise this has been an issue that voters have been getting tired of austerity. that is something labour tried to make a huge issue out of in their campaign. they think they are on the right side but we have been hearing mixed m essa 9 es side but we have been hearing mixed messages from the government. we we re messages from the government. we were hearing senior cabinet minister saying this is an issue that there would be a review. downing street saying we recognise we need to be enlisting mind and then by the afternoon we heard there would be no change in policy, it shifted in time saying nothing would change yet. jeremy hunt saying they were going to wait for recommendations from the independent bodies but i think there
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isa independent bodies but i think there is a sense from labour the night that they want to keep the pressure on and they do not have the numbers to defeat the speech tomorrow and the final votes is taking place. there is a sense that they will use parliament to do this. thank you. jeremy corbyn has put out a statement saying the government had the perfect opportunity to walk the walk and make it clear that they had learned lessons. jeremy corbyn said it is clear that nothing has changed. the government has not taken changed. the government has not ta ken lessons changed. the government has not taken lessons from the general election, that isjeremy corbyn putting out a statement. for more on this we're joined via webcam by tim bale —— author and professor of politics
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at queen mary university london. it's good to see, thanks for being with us, no surprises, the factors, further down the road when it comes to brexit matters that is when she needs to start worrying about her in conservative ranks. that's right because there are some conservatives who are hard brexit tears. some who would rather have no deal than a bad deal and on the other hand there are conservative mps who would like a soft brexit so not going to satisfy. 0n the issue of austerity there seem to be mixed messages before the vote tonight ‘s, there are so... as far
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as austerity is concerned we will look at the future at the pay cap, and consult with the independent pay review bodies, the fact is they have recommended in the passat nurses get more than 1% so why should the government all of a sudden start listening to them? they are going to have to to start listing for the reasons your correspondent gave. the public were tiring of austerity and opinion polls actually indicated thatis opinion polls actually indicated that is the case are now worried about an early election happening, they might not want want to happen for a couple of years but one could happen. they have to make sure going into that election that the public gets some sense that some of the restraints come. it cannotjust apply on public sector pay but on
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spending in the health service and more because that is when the public started to notice. as we discussed theresa may got through the labour amendment this evening but further down the line we spoke about the possibility of defections. with such a slim majority, people may not turn up a slim majority, people may not turn upfor a slim majority, people may not turn up for votes, they could be deaths among those who might be able to maintain her majority, it is a very precarious situation that she is in despite the deal with the dup. that deal only lasts two years so it won't necessarily get her through the brexit negotiations. they are supposed to last two years but may last longer and you're quite right to say for example if we look at the 19705 to say for example if we look at the 1970s and 1990s underjohn major,
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what governments find is that over time the majorities begin to erode especially if they get unpopular and have two face by—election so the situation now does not look as bad as it might be but of course as you say it could get worse over time so she has to be careful or whoever ta kes she has to be careful or whoever takes over from theresa may has to be careful. thank you tim. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:40 this evening in the papers — our guestsjoining me tonight are jenni russell, columnist at the times and steve hawkes, deputy political editor at the sun. police say they now believe at least 80 people died in the grenfell tower fire — but the real figure may not be known until the end of the year. it's been revealed that almost all of the people who died or are missing were injust 23 of the tower block's 129 flats. and police say that the intense heat of the fire means that tragically some people may never be identified.
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here's our special correspondent lucy manning, you may find parts of her report distressing. 23 flats where no one has been found. 23 flats in this charred shell of a building, where police now presume no one has survived. sajad jamalvatan rushed home with his sister as the fire burned. his mother made it out from the third floor, but the family are still suffering. we are a very vulnerable family, my mum, my sister and myself. we need immediate help. he hasjust had bad news about his sister. is your sister 0k? she is dizzy at the moment. the ambulance should be nearby. i think they will take her to hospital. i am honestly begging for help.
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and i don't think it's really fair for us to beg for help. we don't deserve that kind of life. sajad is gathering his own list of survivors and missing — one of many here who just don't believe the information from the police. i do not believe the official figures. i really want to know what happened to my best friend. what happened to my neighbour. the police did give a lot more detail today, much of it hard to contemplate. from the 23 flats where no one has been found, 26 999 calls were made during that night. the residents of the block started to move up to escape the flames, and it is thought many of them did gather in one flat. the residents of the block started to move up to escape the flames, and it is thought many of them did gather in one flat. and the police now say it will take them until at least the end
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of the year to be sure how many people died here. the residents of the block started to move up to escape the flames, and it is thought many of them did gather in one flat. and the police now say it will take them until at least the end of the year to be sure how many people died here. we've looked at many lists given to us by the government, by local the community, and also by other companies, such as fast food delivery companies. we are going everywhere to try and get a true number, and i believe that number will rise. for the survivors, there is still too much to feel sad and angry about. for the survivors, there is still too much to feel the housing minister confronted. i want permanent accommodation... if you don't give me permanent accommodation, i'm not going to accept it. the housing minister confronted. i want permanent accommodation... if you don't give me permanent accommodation, i'm not going to accept it. i'm notjust going to take any house you give me. if you give me a house i don't want, i'm not going to take it. what we are guaranteeing is that they will have an offer of a home with a three—week period. the inquest today heard about the death of syrian refugee mohammed alhajali, found outside the building.
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mother and daughter rabiya and husna begum found on the 17th floor. mohammed neda, a taxi driver, found outside the tower. 77—year—old abdulsalam sedha who died on the 11th floor. eight—year—old malak and her sister, little lina, just a baby. malak and leena and her parents were buried yesterday. leena, the youngest victim of this fire. she had lived forjust six months. and she died in her mother's arms. lucy manning, bbc news, west london. ta ra tara walsh has been speaking to some people from the community. everywhere you go in this area there
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are floral tributes, messages and of course posters of the missing. now there is a wall dedicated to the questions people have. 0ne there is a wall dedicated to the questions people have. one case where is the money going? another, how many other towers like this are the? there is a sense of frustration here, the housing minister met with some residents, some were angry and frustrated that they were still in temporary accommodation, some families sharing one hotel room. they say they want permanent accommodation and want to rebuild their lives. they have been left with nothing. two weeks on there is a real sense of sadness and loss here. some people have lost one person in their family, here. some people have lost one person in theirfamily, others have lost several members. this will affect them for months, years and the whole lives. i have spoken to two schoolchildren, 213 your boys who have lost five friends, another gentleman came here to comment he
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said their children have lost several classmates. and what does he tell them when they ask why? the headlines on bbc news: 62 below are to be charge of the hillsborough disaster. the labour party amendment to the queen ‘s speech calling a defeated 1% pay cut has been defeated 1% pay cut has been defeated in the commons. police investigating the tower disaster in london say they now believe at least 80 people died in the fire including a number missing, presumed dead. sport now and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. good evening, the 19 time world and 0lympic good evening, the 19 time world and olympic champion you same boat made his first appearance in europe this evening in the czech city. the jamaican world record—holder got the
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victory in the 100 metres, he coasted home in 10.0 seconds to continue as preparation for the world championships in london. you same boult was given a hero ‘s welcome after those were championships. and the four—time 0lympic championships. and the four—time olympic gold medallist mo farah won his final on the iaaf circuit on the golden spike metres well. he dominated the field to come home in a time of 27 minutes. british women's number one joanna contest through to the next round. she beat saronic stay straight sets. then crouch reports. you wait all day to play in eastbourne and then two matches come along at once. that is whatjohanna matches come along at once. that is what johanna konta matches come along at once. that is whatjohanna konta should face today, fair she had to overcome a
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romanian opponent and she didn't look like she would expend too much energy to beat her. in her hometown, you could tell with the british world number seven having too much variety in a one—sided game barely lasting half an hour. the last time these two met was the infamous federation cup tie when you click was left in tears followed by the remaining captain. this time the remaining captain. this time the remaining was more upset and able to cope with a barrage of winners heading the way. what a way to finish off a way to finish off the helicopter. one down once ago. only for rain to push a third—round match back until tomorrow. world number one and defending champion andrew murray has been confirmed as the top seed for wimbledon. it takes into account recent grass court for with andy murray heading into the tournament. it is the first time in
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12 grand slams at the four players have been named top seeds from a janet keeps fat into the semifinals. angelique kerber is the top women's seed. 0ne angelique kerber is the top women's seed. one of the most successful partnerships in british sport looks to continue with chris froome on the verge of signing a contract extension with team sky. as he begins his quest for a fourth tour de france title, he believes victory this year would be his best yet.|j have so much water race for, this the fourth tour de france title that i'm here to try and get. i mean that is massive. the challenge is massive and it's even bigger this year. i feel the level of my rivals is even higher. 0n feel the level of my rivals is even higher. on a difficult course as well so i'm here with all the motivation of her before and if not more. british tae kwon do history
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has been made today. bianca wharton has been made today. bianca wharton has become the first uk fight to defend world tae kwon do championship title. she beat the americanjackie championship title. she beat the american jackie galloway 14—1; championship title. she beat the americanjackie galloway 14—1; in the 73 kilograms weight class. americanjackie galloway 14—1; in the 73 kilograms weight classm americanjackie galloway 14—1; in the 73 kilograms weight class. it hasn't sunkin 73 kilograms weight class. it hasn't sunk in at all. i'm so happy because ididn't sunk in at all. i'm so happy because i didn't think it'd be like that flue nt i didn't think it'd be like that fluent if that makes sense. not easy because it was difficult but i made it composed and i'm buzzing. and it think it has sunk in yet. sebastian vettel is under investigation by the f1 governing body as he appeared to deliberately collide with lewis hamilton. during the grand prix on sunday's sebastian vettel was handed a stop—go penalty by stuart spivey fia would re—examine the incident to determine if they need to take further action against the four—time world champion. they banged wheels following the safety car. it's goalless and the confederation cup semifinal between portugal and chile in russia and it is in the second
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half with 25 minutes to play, all the sport for none more in the next hour. a cyber attack which hit organisations around the world yesterday is being brought under control, according to security analysts. among the institutions affected were the ukrainian central bank, the british advertising agency wpp and the port of rotterdam. researchers say they've developed a programme that can protect individual computers, although it can't stop the bug from spreading. the democratic unionist party and sinn fein have less than 2a hours to strike a deal to restore their power—sharing administration in northern ireland. negotiations are continuing at stomont but there are no signs of the two sides getting closer to an agreement. the northern ireland secretary, james brokenshire, has warned of serious implications if there's no compromise by four o'clock tomorrow afternoon. live to stormont and our correspondent enda mcclafferty. both sides as far away from ever it seems. that deadline is coming ever closer? it certainly is and no sign
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of any real progress being made in the rooms behind me whether negotiations are taking place. in fa ct negotiations are taking place. in fact this is turning into a political arm wrestle between dup and sinn fein over an irish language act. sinn fein said that is crucial and there has to be in agreement thatis and there has to be in agreement that is sealed here. they want to see provision is made not as for the irish language but also for ulster scots which is something the parties can agree on. that is the big stumbling block between the pair but as you say time is running out. we know the secretary of state is returning here this evening to marshall this. we know of course the deadline is looming. at four tomorrow the parties will have to be in position install want with the deputy first minister in place which is unlikely to happen. it looks as if this process is starting to stall. tomorrow we are understand
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the parties will be back and try to get the deal in place before the deadline but the indications are that they have a long way to go if there is going to be gaps between there is going to be gaps between the top two. they are in for a long night of talks but at this stage no indication that the deal will be struck in time for the deadline. tesco plans to cut twelve hundred jobs at its head office as part of a major cost—cutting drive. the uk's largest supermarket is implementing a turnaround plan that aims to reduce costs by £1.5 billion. tesco said it was a "significant next step" in the reorganisation of the company. the co—operative bank has secured a £700 million rescue package from hedge funds to stop the lender from being wound down. the bank, which has nearly 4 million customers, said it had also agreed to separate itself from the wider co—operative group pension scheme which has £8 billion of liabilities. the author who created paddington
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bear has died at the age of 91. he was working as a bbc cameraman in 1958 when he published his first book, a backward paddington. it was such a success that he turned to full—time writing ten years later. it was just over 60 years ago on christmas eve that he and bbc cameraman michael bond saw a lowly toy bear sitting on a shelf in a department store. it inspired him to write up backward paddington. a polite, optimistic and often prone immigrants from the darkest peru. he has a strong sense of right and wrong, a polite bear, based on my father, a polite man and always wore a hat in casey met somebody.
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paddington has a lot of him in it. good afternoon he said can i help you? the opening scene with the opening platform, he said there was an echo of his childhood in the 30s when he saw an echo of his childhood in the 30s when he sanewish child refugees in britain. but the world of paddington despite his scrapes a gentle place rooted in the character of its duffle coat and were an awful.m really does feel very sad, particularly because the publishing party that he always comes to or i voice seen him is next week and he will be really missed. he is the most lovely person to chat to because he is very funny. i think it proves that children do still love those quiet books. it is about the character and he wrote the character so character and he wrote the character so beautifully. there's parsley. sometimes mr onion let him bring the
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school bell. michael bond also created parsley the lion and the herb garden as long as well as dozens herb garden as long as well as d oze ns of herb garden as long as well as dozens of other books but nothing was as close as paddington. he carded his creation closely and yet doubts of the recent film version but when he saw that paddington's essential decency was untouched, he agreed to a little cameo performance. a little wave goodbye to his old friend. robyn love joins robyn lovejoins me now. such a gentle and wonderful character beloved by so many children and adults alike it has to be said, is that his legacy? definitely that is his legacy. paddington is without a
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doubt one of the great children's literary characters, i would put him up literary characters, i would put him up there with winnie the pooh, peter pan, he is in that kind of pantheon. essentially a kind and polite and a character imbued with lots of british traits. slightly accident prone, but very sweet and innocent. he can't help but love the character. you can't help emphasise with him. that is the curious thing. he has so much of what we see as english in his mannerisms, and his behaviour and his level of politeness and so on, and yet he's supposed to be peruvian. i spoke to the actor who voiced him in the cartoon, and he said that he originally went to michael bond and said, i'm going to give him a south american accent. and mr bond said, that's ridiculous.
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that's not what he's about. it's a strange thing. the whole concept, if you break it down, is a very, very strange one. a peruvian there who leaves the jungles of peru, undertakes a massivejourney on the water with just a marmalade sandwich in his suitcase, arrives at paddington with a label saying, please look after this bag, and moves into a regency house in london. it is a strange story. but i read the book at bedtime with my kids often. they don't question it at all. it is the character that cuts through, and that kind of polite decency. my kids think that the station is named after the birth was white isn't that the case? that was white isn't that the case? that was a joke, folks. did you meet michael bond? 0nce, about a year ago
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ata summer michael bond? 0nce, about a year ago at a summer party of our publisher, as we share a publisher. i was typically fawning and a stammering, hero worshipping idiot, but he was extremely generous and very interesting. he was very self—effacing and didn't want to talk about his work. he was very interested in my books and where i was in my career, which is testament to his character. everybody i know at harpercollins who worked with him say what a lovely chap he is, down to earth and free of ego. paddington was very real to him. i know he was writing right up until the end of his life. he's left an extraordinary legacy. rob, thank you forjoining us. now, time fora legacy. rob, thank you forjoining us. now, time for a look at the weather. still a lot of wet weather out
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there, particularly across northern areas. more to come tonight and into tomorrow. good news is that the areas that had a lot of soaking yesterday, particularly east anglia, are now drying out. we don't want more rainfall here in such a short space of time. the rain will be falling in more northern areas and also the south west. it is a very slow moving area of rain moving northwards into scotland, and another one which is fizzling out across south—western areas. temperature is fairly uniform across the country. tomorrow, a wet day across the north—east of england initially. some damp weather in parts of northern england. a really wet day for scotland and some of these western areas, but for the south and east, a dry day. hello.
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this is bbc news. the headlines: six people will be charged in connection with the hillsborough football stadium disaster in 1989. relatives of some of the 96 people who died have welcomed the prosecutions. people who died have don't ever give up hope that if you carry on fighting, as the families have for all of them years, that things can change. and things must change and this must never happen again. a labour party amendment to the queen's speech calling for an end to the 1% public sector pay cap has been defeated in the commons. police investigating the grenfell tower disaster, say they now believe at least 80 people died in the fire two weeks ago, including those missing, presumed dead. the democratic unionist party and sinn fein, have less than 2a hours to strike a deal to restore the power—sharing
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government in northern ireland. well, more on the news that six men, including senior police officers, are to be prosecuted in connection with the hillsborough disaster nearly 30 years ago. 96 people died as a result of the crush at the fa cup semifinal in 1989, between liverpool and nottingham forest. the families of the victims were told about the charges at a meeting in warrington. my colleague, ben brown, who's there, has been following developments throughout the day. well, here in warrington, the crown prosecution service announced earlier on today that six people are to face criminal charges in connection with the hillsborough stadium disaster of 28 years ago. now among those six are four former south yorkshire police officers. they include david duckenfield, a former south yorkshire chief superintendent who was match commander on the day of the disaster. he is facing a charge of manslaughter by gross negligence. it is alleged by the cps,
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his failures were, "extraordinarily bad and contributed substantially to the deaths of the 96." also former chief constable, sir norman bettison, accused of four offences of misconduct in public office relating to allegations that he told lies in the aftermath of the tragedy. he has said he's disappointed to be charged and will vigorously defend his innocence. i've been getting reaction to news of these charges from professor phil scraton, co—author of the hillsborough panel report, an inquiry into the disaster. i think the families and survivors, for years, have had any attempt to bring real accountability through our criminal court to bear on hillsborough. it's been an incredible painstaking process. as you know only too well, having reported on it for so long,
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it's nearly three decades. and in that situation we've seen families, members of families die, others who weren't born at the time now speaking out for families. in that situation, i think they have not only done themselves an immense... not only should they be immensely proud of their achievements, but they have also made a major contribution to the way we think about justice in our society and if byjustice we mean accountability, that means holding major state institutions to account, then they have achieved that. and there were, we know, the cps were considering charges potentially against more than 20 suspects, individuals and organisations. but in the end, they decided to go ahead with charges against six of those. that situation is complex because they have to be very careful that they are taking a case and may take major law advice on this. they are taking the case not on the balance of probabilities,
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but beyond reasonable doubt. what that means is they have to be more than 50% sure that they will get a conviction before they set out. otherwise, the case will be dismissed before it starts. that was professor phil scraton talking to me a little bit early on. relatives of some of those who died in the disaster were briefed here in this building behind me by the crown prosecution service, and afterwards they gave me their reaction. trevor hicks, who lost two daughters in the tragedy, said, "no one is above the law." margaret aspinall, who lost her son in the tragedy said, "it's been a terrible 28 year journey. "28 years of torture," she said. she hopes that this is the beginning of the end of that journey. "we all need peace from hillsborough." a police officer who was repeatedly stabbed during the london bridge terror attack has been speaking publicly about his ordeal for the first time. 38—year—old pc wayne marques is a british transport police officer. he was one of the first on the scene as the three men carried
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out their attack on the bridge at the beginning ofjune. all he had to protect himself with was his police baton. but he launched himself at all three of them to try to protect others, as our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford reports. clear the area now! it was just after 10.00pm on 3rd june when three men started their attack on london bridge. pc wayne marques of the british transport police had just come on shift, and walked out into the scene of chaos. i am about to get my radio out and i hear a woman screaming, and when i look, i see a woman, a young lady, and she has been attacked. then he told me before he had collected his thoughts he saw a man knocked to the ground and a knife man standing behind him. this guy is on the floor, and he's pleading for his life, and the first attacker,
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without any mercy, stands over him and continues attacking him. i take my baton with my right hand like a racket, full extention, and i take a deep breath, and i charge him. i try to take the first one out in one go, and i swing as hard as i can, with everything behind it, i aim straight at his head. while i'm fighting the first one, i got a massive whack to the side of my head. i felt metal, i thought maybe it was a pole or a bar at first. afterwards i realised it was a knife. pc marques was temporarily blinded in one eye. the first attacker was still on the floor, but the second attacker was joined by a third. i was fighting the two of them and while i am fighting, my left leg starts wobbling, just waving
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and wobbling, and i am thinking, what is wrong with my leg? and i looked down and i see there is a knife in the side of my leg. he fought all three men off before collapsing and being taken to hospital, but he had bought crucial time, allowing people to escape, reducing the time the attackers had before they were shot by armed officers. i would just like to think that i did what i did to keep the people that i saw being attacked and being hurt, keep them alive, keep them out of danger as best as i could, and that is all i tried to do. i was just keeping them alive. get them away from danger. pc wayne marques, speaking for the first time about the london bridge attack. services which provide support for older people with complex
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needs face more cuts, even though extra money is being put into the system — that's according to a survey of more than 150 adult social services directors in england. the report found that three quarters of council directors are worried about the quality of care available. here's our social affairs correspondent alison holt. they are packing the room at the university of the third age at minehead in west somerset. a third of the population here is aged 65 or over, the highest proportion in the country. today's report warns despite the growing demand for support as people get older, councils are still having to cut services. i don't think it's a matter of what side of the political divide you are on. but to me the main question is, what's going to happen to me when i'm a lot older? essentially people have got to pay more taxes. you can't carry on relying on ad hoc sticking plaster solutions. i think it's terribly important that this age group is remembered, i'm not going to say looked
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after is difficult, because i don't know where the money is coming from. nearly all of the directors who run council care services in england responded to the survey. they expect to make more than £820 million in savings this year. most councils had to use their reserves to pay for last year's care overspend. companies providing care are still handing back local authority contracts. and three quarters of council directors worry about the quality of care available. cliff edge, tipping point, i think nearly every organisation that has an interest in social care in the last year has used those sorts of phrases. and certainly in my number of years of working in this industry, i have not seen a situation like this before. this care company provides support for people across the south. much of it funded by local authorities. the government has put extra money
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in to ease the pressures, but here they say it is not reaching the front line. we certainly have not seen any material increase in fee rates, virtually nothing in care homes. in—home care actually in some cases the fee rates have gone down. we have had to hand back further local authority contracts, we are just in the process of handing two more back right now. and we have closed another care home unfortunately. how we pay for support as we get older became a particularly toxic issue for the conservatives during the election. but in places like this there is an increasing demand for some sort of plan. which underlines why this is an issue that is not going to go away. the government says as well as additional money in the short term, it will be consulting on how to improve care and put it on a firm financial footing. alison holt, bbc news, somerset. the headlines on bbc news: six people are to be charged
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in connection with the hillsborough football stadium disaster, 28 years ago. a labour party amendment to the queen's speech calling for an end to the 1% public sector pay cap has been defeated in he commons. police investigating the grenfell tower disaster say they now believe at least 80 people died in the fire, including those missing, presumed dead. an update on the market numbers for you — here's how london's ftse and frankfurt's dax ended the day. and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. now, have you ever received a phone call at home from someone telling you there's a problem with your computer and that they can help you fix it for a fee? well, tens of thousands of people fall for the scam every year, forking out in total
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around £20 million. now four people have been arrested on suspicion of committing fraud, following a joint operation between city of london police and microsoft, as our technology correspondent, rory cellan—jones, reports. ever had a call like this? my name is michael from the service and maintenance department... you're told your computer has a fault, but it often ends with the caller taking large sums from your bank account. we have come to know about some problem in your computer... and the scam is getting more sophisticated. i simply saw this pop—up on my computer screen when i was looking at facebook. simon greaves' computer then froze. he was instructed to ring a call centre, and after hours on the phone, ended up being robbed of over £1,000. so i did, i felt embarrassed, actually, that it had happened to me. i felt the sense that i have been cheated, deeply cheated. it just feels there is somebody intruding in your life. microsoft has been working with the city of london police
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to investigate this global scam and this week in the uk there has been four arrests. the police officer leading the enquiry says the focus now moves overseas. this is a global issue but focused very much with indian authorities and indian police. i think we have what we need now to work with our partners in india to have a dramatic impact to take out this organised criminality. this has become one of the most common frauds. over the last year getting up to 35,000 cases were recorded. and police suspect they were far more. the average loss was £600 and the typical victim was 62 years old. if people receive a phone call from someone pretending to be from microsoft, they are being scammed. we will not do that. so if they think they have been scammed, they should get in touch with action fraud. get in touch with the police. of course, if you keep them on the phone for long enough, they mightjust get bored. goodbye for now. rory cellanjones, bbc news. if you're not keen on needles,
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research from the united states may offer some comfort. scientists there are developing a skin patch to deliver the flu vaccine — it's similar to a plaster, and contains hair—like needles which penetrate the skin and then dissolve. the patch has been described as a potential game changer for vaccination campaigns in developing countries. tulip mazumdar reports. vaccines save millions of lives around the world, but getting them to people in remote parts of developing countries is a major challenge. some vaccines must be kept refrigerated, and trained staff must administer them and needles must be disposed of safely. but what if you could vaccinate people as simply as this? it might look like a plaster for a small cut, but zoom in and you will see 100 microscopic hair—like needles containing the flu vaccine. they penetrate the skin surface and dissolve. a small study in the us found
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that they are just as effective as the regular injectable vaccine. this is potentially a game changer that we have. we have a technology that potentially we could use not just for the flu vaccine but vaccines more generally. we could do away with needles. the vaccines appear to be stable at a0 degrees for a year or more which is really good. so potentially it could be a lot cheaper than current technology and you do not need trained staff to administer them. here in the uk, you can get a flu jab quite easily by coming to your local pharmacy, but many people still choose not to. sometimes because they're worried about needles. some participants in the trial were scared of needles and excited about having a technology that will help them go through their phobia.
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most people in the study said that the patch was painless but some experienced mild side effects for a few days such as redness and itching. researchers at emory university and the georgia institute of technology say it will be a few years before the patch is widely available and more studies are needed. the ultimate goal is for people to buy their vaccine off—the—shelf and even immunise themselves. tulip mazumdar, bbc news. you're watching bbc news. let's return to the news that the creator of paddington bear, michael bond, has died after a short illness. he proved a huge hit with young readers, and was later reinvented on television and on film. michael bond also created other children's favourites, such as parsley the lion. the actorjonathan king played
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paddington in the first series of the book which was broadcast in the 19905. it is a sad day, but 91, not bad at all. how do you get into the head of a fictional bare? it was pretty simple, because he gave me the clue of saying, he's a bit like noel coward, which i found bizarre, because i thought he would be peruvian. i prepared for the audition with... you had a peruvian accent? yes! he was a sweet, lovely, lova ble accent? yes! he was a sweet, lovely, lovable man, and passed that on to you. he said, no, try for noel coward. so... hello, i'm paddington. and he said, just make him a lot more innocent. so we ended up with high eyebrows. because i played him like that. he's an innocent abroad.
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he's wondering about not quite knowing what's going on. that was one of his great strengths. he was a little alien within an environment where you had to explain things to him. he was a brilliant storyteller. a really sweet guy. we did 140 episodes. he was very hands-on? yes, he attended various sessions. he was lovely. my father was an actor who made films in the 605 and 705, and he'd worked with him as a cameraman. not that that helped me get the job, but it chilled the ice at the auditions a bit. i said, but it chilled the ice at the auditions a bit. isaid, oh but it chilled the ice at the auditions a bit. i said, oh my goodness, i will have to play this wonderful, iconic figure that everybody loves. as long as i kept the eyebrows, it was fine. innocent and polite. gentlemanly.
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unbelievable polite. i would hope that he'd noticed i'd been well brought up. you were a perfect fit? that was maybe the reason. ben whishaw and colin firth in the film, . i'v whishaw and colin firth in the film, i've failed that. that would have been nice. mr bond managed to get in the film itself, didn't he? yes, with a cameo. a lovely moment in the film. having created and given voice to this character, and, in the minds of lots of kids growing up, your voice is what they understand to be. it is not far away from that, because he is well spoken. the world of an actor is such that you go, i will try something else. i had the wonderful line in the harry potter films,
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playing a death eater. sticking with paddington, apart from playing him asa paddington, apart from playing him as a sort of south american person, whether any moments where he thought, no, that's not quite right? were there any interventions?” think i was a bit growly on occasion. paddington bear on the source! i kept saying, i'm a bear. can't i be a bit growly. the director kept saying, keep pitching him up. innocence. a bit quicker. you are being a bit slow. this was a pre—digital era, where the whole cast would be there. nowadays, i'm in noddy at the moment, playing beginners, and you do that line by line with nobody else in the studio. then, you were surrounded by other
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actors playing the other parts. it was absolutely joyous. it was joyous playing that iconic character. a wonderful experience. it has been wonderful experience. it has been wonderful having you here. thank you for joining wonderful having you here. thank you forjoining us. now time for a look at the weather news. darren has the grisly details. so what we are talking about today is rain across the uk. last week, it was all about the heat and the high temperatures. this week, it is about the rain. we have had a lot of it this week already, and more to come. the wettest weather has been in suffolk, with getting on to four inches of rain. it has been very wet. the rain has been moving northwards. it's been working its way towards northern england. it has been particularly cold under that
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rain as well. conditions have improved today in east anglia, but this showery rain is not far away from the south—west and the south coast. a bit of rain to come in wales. the more persistent rain is moving northwards up into scotland, just about reaching northern ireland by the end of the night. after disappointing temperatures today, temperatures will not fall a great deal overnight due to clouds and rain. for rush—hour tomorrow, outbreaks of rain in devon and cornwall, and in north wales. for much of the midlands, east anglia and the south east it may well start dry again. not so for north wales or northern england. this rain beginning to push into eastern parts of northern ireland, and a wet start for central and southern parts of scotland. differing fortunes for scotla nd scotland. differing fortunes for scotland and northern ireland with a much wetter day. rain developing
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more widely here throughout the day. some cool and strong winds as well. patchy, lighter rain for northern england, and a good deal of cloud. a little sunshine in the south—east, but really quite cold for the time of year further north. it doesn't get much better on friday. a chilly wind lowing. the rain not as extensive, but it starts to push back into england and wales. ahead of it, some sunshine in the south—east, but there could be some heavy shower. low pressure has brought the rain across the uk. that will pull away, and the weather will come in off the atlantic ocean the weekend. so should be feeling warmer for many parts of the country. whilst not completely dry, drier thanit whilst not completely dry, drier than it has been, and where the sun does come out, it should be quite warm. if you want the forecast where
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you offer the next ten days, if you can bear it, you can find them online. welcome to outside source. 28 years after the hillsborough disaster six people are to be charged. 96 people lost their lives at a football match and amongst those are the policeman who was the match commander of the day, families of the victims say they feel vindicated. i'm absolutely delighted. we have everything we could have asked for today. more extraordinary developer to venezuela where police has hijacked a helicopter and has attacked the supreme court. the president is calling this a terrorist attacks, some opponents as saying he staged the whole thing to justify bringing in the army. we will bring you an update. president champ is facing delays in replacing 0bamacare hand has blaming the democrats.
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