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this is bbc news. the headlines at eight... a long—awaited report into child abuse injersey reveals decades of abuse of children as it warns some may still be at risk in the island's care system. for many children who were removed from home situations deemed harmful or unsatisfactory, the states ofjersey proved to be an ineffectual and neglectful substitute parent. iam i am deeply sorry. we did not do what we should have done. people cared more for the status quo, for a quiet life, than for children. a teenage girl has admitted killing seven—year—old katie rough injanuary. she was found with fatal injuries in a park in york. her mother was one of the first to discover her body.
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we found her at the same time as the police officer found her, and i cradled her. as the police officer i saw her injuries, i knew she was gone. a 19—year—old man has beenjailed for life at the old bailey for planning bomb attacks on potential targets including an elton john concert. president trump has expressed his support in the case of terminally—ill baby charlie gard after tweeting he would be delighted to help the family. also in the next hour... downing street insists there's no change on public sector pay policy. the 1% cap will stay in place, despite growing pressure from senior conservatives to lift it. the northern ireland secretary, james brokenshire, says a deal can be reached on power sharing at stormont, despite the latest deadline passing without agreement. and andy murray begins the defence of his wimbledon title
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with a straight sets win on the first day of the championships. good evening and welcome to bbc news. a long—awaited report that is hundreds of pages long and catalogues the abuse and humiliation of children in jersey for decades. the independent inquiry found there had been failures at all levels for several decades, and that the states ofjersey "proved to be an ineffectual and neglectful substitute pa rent". robert hall reports from jersey.
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i used to be woken up some nights with screaming from the boys. they put dettol in my mouth. he hung himself. he was only “i. don't say anything to anybody. the island ofjersey, proud and independent, but according to the report, an island whose attitude to children in the care system was indefensible. chair, frances oldham, said children had been abandoned in a system with no regard to their rights and needs. her panel identified what she termed the jersey way. this expression is said to refer to the maintenance of proud and ancient traditions and the preservation of the island's way of life. using the expression in a pejorative way, it is said to involve the protection of powerful interests and resistance to change, even when change is patently necessary. allegations of abuse injersey came to public prominence during police operations at this former children's home. the search for human remains at haut
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de la garenne was inconclusive, but the images spurred islanders who had kept their secrets for so long to come forward. madeleine, who has written a book about her experiences, wants to remain anonymous. i was in care from the age of three months, and it went on until i was nearly 17. awful experiences. abuse, being locked in a cell for days on end, beatings, being forced down in the bath. i thought i was going to guide them. i thought i was going to die then. the accounts of abuse involved homes large and small throughout the island, but at this one, house parents beat children and filled children's mouths with soap. at another house children were forced onto a vegetarian diet and punished for eating meat. they did not report abuse
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as they did not think they would be believed. the report said children of all ages had been powerless for decades. how was it that an attitude or an ethos was allowed to develop which enabled so many vulnerable children to be abused while in care? it is a devastating read. the panel said even in newer homes, children were not receiving the care and support they needed. the report acknowledges that progress has been made, but it calls for urgent action to end fear and mistrust. haut de la garenne, say the panel, should be torn down. kids who were in the home are no longer here, through disease, alcohol and drugs. and for the ones who remain, i am very pleased. the leader ofjersey states, chief minister, senator ian gorst, responded to the report by apologising to everyone affected by the scandal.
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i am shocked, i am saddened and i am sorry. this report rams home some cold, hard, brutal truths. over decades, too many children filled by too many people. over decades, too many children failed by too many people. and it highlights the so—called jersey way. and, yes, the report warns that some children in our care may still be at risk. i will not rest until we have done all that we can do to change that. i accept every recommendation and pledge to build a new culture. one which puts children first every time. our correspondent dan johnson is in st helier injersey. given all the horrible things we
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have heard about how his children's homes operated right across the island, it beggars belief that children are still vulnerable as we speak. yes, i think everyone expected today that we would hear some grim detail about the abuse that was carried out in care homes over decades. generations. but what has really stunned people is the fact that after those warnings, even write back from that first major police investigation nearly one decade ago, to the start of this enquiry three yea rs to the start of this enquiry three years ago, 150 days of evidence from more than 600 people who either witnessed orange order abuse, that still today the report's author says they cannot be certain that every child in care injersey is safe. ——
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who either witnessed or suffered abuse. the report says that the services for children remain not fully fit for purpose. children could still be at risk and children in the care system and not always receive the kind of quality of care that they need. those are ardent issues that the island's politicians have to address. the chief minister said that he will tackle these issues and is determined to make sure everything is in place to keep children safe now. it is early days and then reporters only, it. but what will they do? shut these places then, sack people, fire people, prosecute people? where do they go from here? it is very much on clear and we await more information from the cheeseman estate. he only saw the full detail of this report this afternoon at the same time that we did. what you got there was very much as initial response. having
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absorbed the executive summary of the first details of this report and from having heard the testimony given to this enquiry in the last three years. he is promised a more substantial response to the government here tomorrow. he has promised that there will be an action plan within months in place. it is not just action plan within months in place. it is notjust about action plan within months in place. it is not just about addressing action plan within months in place. it is notjust about addressing what went on over the years and saw many historical issues to be looked at, it is about urgently addressing the need of children's services here on the island right now so that anybody who is in care, the most honourable children, can be sure that they will be looked after by the states of jersey authorities without the risk of further abuse being committed in future. dan, many thanks from st helier in jersey. we're joined on the line from jersey by the island's former chief minister, frank walker, who authorised the public enquiry into the scandal. good evening. thanks for being with us. good evening. thanks for being with us. this exhaustive report, three
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yea rs us. this exhaustive report, three years in the compiling, it talks about the so—called jersey way and keeping of proud traditions, but it seems the keeping of secrets as well. it beggars belief for anyone to come to the understanding that this abuse was going on for decades and decades, right across the islands that he is to delete —— that you used to lead. it is a harrowing report and it exposes a very unattractive aspects of life in jersey some decades ago. it is important to note that the main house in question, haut de la garenne, closed in the late 1970s. much of the alleged abuses very historic. what worries me more about the report is the suggestion that
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even today, children injersey might be at risk. and that is very worrying indeed. not least because we commissioned, in my time as chief minister, an independent report from a leading uk childcare expert, andrew williamson, which made a number of recommendations. which, to the best of my knowledge, well implemented and should have ensured that children today are indeed adequately taken care of. so what is going on? as you say, you implemented an enquiry and changes we re implemented an enquiry and changes were made. but this report now says that there are children in the care system who might still be at risk. how on earth can be that is a good question. as i have said, i shocked, saddened and surprised that that is the case. but hardened by the
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obvious determination by the chief minister to implement all the enquiry‘s recommendations and ensure that all children in jersey enquiry‘s recommendations and ensure that all children injersey are safe. he has responded extremely quickly and extremely vigorously to the report. and what we need to do is support him fully and ensure that all the recommendations are indeed implemented in the quickest possible time. he needs an action plan and he needs it now. he does. but give them five minutes. he has onlyjust read the report this afternoon. it is a composite report and i have absolutely no doubt that he will come up with an action plan. you referred in one of your introductions elliott two, will people be prosecuted ? introductions elliott two, will people be prosecuted? of course, many have been prosecuted in the last ten years. most of the homes referred to in the report have long closed. as the report itself
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technologies, things have moved on. the worry could be that they have not moved on yet fine enough. but thatis not moved on yet fine enough. but that is what absolutely no has to happen. indeed. the most eye watering, eye—popping element of this report is that some children could still be at risk. so, who knows? prosecutions could be down the road, even now. ok, we will leave it there. frank walker, thank you forjoining us. not at all. i should tell you that we have some news that has just coming to us. councillor elizabeth campbell has been elected as the new leader of the royal borough of kensington and chelsea, following the resignation last week of nicholas paget—brown. heavily criticised over his handling and the council's handling of the aftermath of the grenfell tower
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disaster almost three weeks ago. there were suggestions from the labour party and other critics of the central government's handling of this, as well the local council was mccambley, that an independent commissioner should be appointed by sajid javid to deal with the council's issues on all of this. the government says that will not happen, selling at the short term and that has no plans to appoint any independent commissioners. at the council has come forward with a replacement for the head of the council and we're now told that as elizabeth campbell. she has elected as the new leader of kensington and chelsea council. 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 miranda green from the financial times and christopher hope, assistant editor and chief political correspondent at the daily telegraph. so, stay with us for that.
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the 16—year—old girl has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of seven—year—old katie rough in january. she was found on the playing field in europe with severe injuries to her neck and chest. she died from her injuries in hospital. the teenager cannot be named because of our young age. —— of her young age. seven—year—old katie rough, an innocent, much—loved schoolgirl, killed by another child who heard voices in her head. an older girl, who we can't identify for legal reasons, who told a friend she had dreamed of killing someone. it was a schoolday afternoon and just getting dark when katie rough was found fatally injured at the end of an alleyway on the edge of a playing field here in york. the seven—year—old died a short time later in hospital. it then emerged that a 15—year—old girl had attacked her with a knife. immediately afterwards, the teenager told a man nearby that katie was dead. he went to find her. she had been smothered and stabbed. katie's parents were quickly
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told what had happened and dashed to the scene. we found her at the same time as a police officer found her. and i cradled her. i saw her injuries, i knew she was gone. and... i don't know, it's impossible to describe. we just held each other, didn't we? today, the teenage girl who killed katie admitted what she had done here. she denied murder, but pleaded guilty to manslaughter by diminished responsibility. katie's parents have been left withjust memories. she was very loving. she was shy with other people but with us she was sassy. she was loud at times, just your
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typical seven—year—old girl. leeds crown court heard the teenager who killed this seven—year—old believed people weren't human, and were robots. the older girl didn't speak at all today, leaving others to explain the consequences of her disturbed mind. danny savage reporting. the headlines on bbc news... a long—awaited report into child abuse in jersey a long—awaited report into child abuse injersey has revealed decades of abuse to children and worms that some could still be at risk in the island's your system. a teenage girl has admitted killing seven—year—old katie rough injanuary. she was found with fatal injuries in a park in york and her mother was one of the first discover her body. a19 year old man, has beenjailed for life at the old bailey, for planning bomb attacks
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on potential targets, including an eltonjohn concert. sport now. time for a full round up from the bbc sport centre. andy murray has put concerns over his fitness to one side to breeze into round two at wimbledon with a comfortable victory over alexander bublik of kazakhstan. there was no sign of the hip injury that has hampered his build up to the tournament. the defending champion was rarely troubled as he beat the world number 135 in straight sets 6—1, 6—4, 6—2. it is the chairman, dustin brown, next for andy murray in the second round on wednesday. —— the german. next for andy murray in the second round on wednesday. —— the germanlj feel round on wednesday. —— the german.” feel pretty good. i have been feeling better each day in the last few days. getting out on the match court is different. the intensity is a bit hard but with the and journal on and stuff, it helps numb some of the pain that you might have. —— and
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adrenaline and stuff. i thought i did pretty well for the first match. this matches into the fifth set live on court three. the british number four hoping to take a significant scalp in the number 21 seed. it is currently 4—4, going with serve in the final set. is safely through as well. she beat chinese taipei's hsieh su—wei in herfirst—round tie. the number six seed secured a 6—2, 6—2 victory against the player who beat her at the french open in may. iam very i am very happy to have come through that. she is a very tricky player. i obviously lost her in a close 3—set match in the french open. i was looking forward to playing again and trying to beat her. i am happy i came through that. heather watson continued her recent impressive form with a straight sets win over belgium's marina zanevska. watson, back up to british number two, reached the semi—finals
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at eastbourne last week. defeat though for naomi broady and laura robson today. in other stories from around the championships, men's numberfive seed stan wawrinka is out — beaten by a 21 year old making his wimbledon debut. wawrinka lost in four sets to the russian world number 49 daniil medvedev. the first three sets were very competitive between the pair. the three—time grand slam champion struggled with a knee injury and finally lost. 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. just one more notable result to bring you. there's no serena at the championships this year, of course, but venus williams is here and she had to work hard to dispatch her first round opponent, elise mertens of belgium. the american won the first set on a tie break, and eventually wrapped up a straight sets win by taking the second 6—4. now, last month, venus was involved in a fatal car crash and was asked about it in her post
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match press conference. there are no words to describe how devastating it is. i am barely speechless. —— completely speechless. —— completely speechless. and emotional venus williams. everton have had another busy day in the transfer market — completing the signing of burnley and england defender michael keane. the fee is around £25 million, which could rise to £30 million and would equal the deal agreed for goalkeeper jordan pickford from sunderland. everton have also confirmed the signing of the spanish striker sandro ramirez from malaga. britain's geraint thomas will still be wearing the leader's 3 ended in a sprint with the team sky rider safely over the line in 8th place.
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slovakian world champion peter sagan took the stage win on an uphill finish to a 126—mile stage that started in belgium and finished at longwy in france. thomas extended his race lead to 12 seconds after the rest of the top six failed to finish in the main bunch. and that means his team leader, chris froome, moves up to second overall. that's all sport for now — more in the next hour. it has been a clash of cultures. under one anger public sector cuts. because of our plans, things are getting better but there is still a long way to go.
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on the other, a government, past and present, which says we must fix the public finances. i have come to ealing in west london. now, before the election, this was a marginal seat, with the conservatives just a few hundred votes behind labour. now, it is safe labour. thousands turned out for the local candidate. does that mean that voters want more taxes or public spending? i am here to find out. i am in the top tax bracket. do you think you should be paying more tax? i think i should be paying more tax. absolutely. i would pay more tax. i don't have children myself, but so that children go to better schools. would i want to pay more tax? no, i think i would rather see the tax that we are being spent more efficiently. i already pay enough tax.
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this is the big tax and spending debate. attitudes are certainly changing. in 2010, 32% of people questioned supported increasing taxes and spending more. that figure has risen to 48%. at the same time, those who support keeping taxing at the same level has fallen from 56% to 44%. that significant shift comes as austerity has bitten. government spending as she and other offered all economic has declined. and taxes have also increased. the question now is, could they go higher? if you want something that is a game—changer in something that will result in you having tens of billions of pounds of additional revenue to spend, you can'tjust do that for the rich or other companies. you have to have a much broader based increase in tax. as we see with other competitor countries which have high levels of spending and high levels of tax. today, a hint the public sector pay cap could be reviewed. but every 1% pay increase could cost £2 billion. increasing spending might be popular, but take care. in principle is, you will increase
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growth, at least in the short—term. but it very important to think about what spending is going on. that will influence the longer term growth of the country. plenty of people might wa nt the country. plenty of people might want a change in direction, but the big question to answer is, who will pay for it? the us president donald trump has made a late intervention in the case of terminally—ill baby charlie gard by offering help to save him. president trump has tweeted saying he would be delighted to help the family. pope francis called for charlie's parents to be allowed to "accompany and treat their child until the end". the ten—month—old has a progressive mitochondrial disorder, and uk as well as european judges have rejected a plea to take him to the us for treatment. let's talk to our correspondent in washington. president trump is intervened at via a tweet. what is
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he suggest he's going to do? he does not really suggest what he can do. we hearfrom the he does not really suggest what he can do. we hear from the white he does not really suggest what he can do. we hearfrom the white house that officials there have been in touch with the family, something facilitated by the government in london. president trump oneself is not spoken to the family does not wa nt not spoken to the family does not want to, as we are told, put pressure them in any way. it is not clear, really, from what the hell —— white house is saying that it understands the legal process has been exhausted. it ended up in the european court of human rights. that brings the legal process to an end. as it stands, charlie gard cannot be taken from the hospital, let alone brought to the us. i think this is clearly a humanitarian gesture. it is something that is meant to, i am sure, give some comfort to the family, along with the words from the pope at the weekend. but whether
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01’ the pope at the weekend. but whether or not it can have any practical implications, i think is very unlikely. is there any suggestion that perhaps donald trump is trying to sort of tap into that corner of support that he has from right to life supporters, christian fundamentalists and so on who might feel that this is the kind of cause he should be supporting? it is unclear how the case came to his attention. i mean, clearly, perhaps the pope's intervention may have brought that to his attention. we do not really know. on the face of it, on the face of it, it does not look like a political gesture. it looks pretty straightforward. it looks pretty much like what it is. an offer of help. there have been some on the right here, a few
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voices, let's say, on the right, that have suggested that the way the course of intervened and stopped his pa rents, course of intervened and stopped his parents, charlie gard's parents, from son to the latest dates is a sign of how not to do health care and how to provide health care in western europe, compared to the way it is done here. there does seem to be some suggestion from the white house that if he did come here, the work would be done pro bono. it is a bit of a misunderstanding. we know that a family did raise an extraordinary £1.3 million. so, i don't think money is the issue at all. it is a tragic and horrible situation. but i think, if somehow there was an attempt to bring charlie to the united states for that treatment, the courts would have something to say about that, as
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with great ormond street cost little. indeed. gary, thanks a lot. nick miller has the weather now. sunshine is reluctant to come through for many of us today but there was a slow and brining process into the afternoon. rain is under way for some of us tonight and tomorrow, this weather system initially in ireland runs into southern scotland and parts of northern england. cloud increases for wales and south england. dampened drizzly for some with clear spells for eastern england and for northern scotland, the low single figures and actually start to choose to. sunshine and 12 showers on tuesday. in scotland, outbreaks of rain in the central belt so forth. in northern ireland, it eases into the afternoon and that times into northern england. some showers in the midlands but for the rest of england and wales, mainly dry. warming up with sports reaching the
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20s. quite a cool day if you have this rain. looking further ahead, wednesday and thursday, some warmth holding but the chance of thundery downpours on thursday. an independent inquiry into child abuse in thejersey care system has found that children may still be at risk. the islands chief minister has apologised for failing to protect the victims. iam i am deeply sorry. we did not do what we should have done. people cared more for the status quo, for a quiet life than four children. a 16—year—old girl has pleaded guilty at leeds crown court, to the manslaughter of seven—year—old katie rough. she was found with fatal injuries in a park in york injanuary. a 19—year—old man, haroon syed, has been jailed for life at the old bailey for planning bomb attacks on potential targets
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including an eltonjohn concert. president donald trump expressed his support in the case of terminally—ill baby charlie gard after tweeting he would be delighted to help the family. elizabeth campbell has been elected as the new leader of the royal borough of kensington and chelsea council in the wake of the grenfell tower disaster, in which at least 80 people are known to have died. we can speak now to our correspondent richard lister who's in west london. tell us about councillor campbell, richard. she's been a councillor for 11 years and represents a ward in chelsea. not immediately associated with the area around grenfell tower. she was said to be a slightly controversial choice initially insofar as she was on the cabinet of the former council leader, who resigned on friday, acknowledging
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that his leadership had caused issues. he was becoming a distraction after the criticism his cabinet received after the tragedy. councillor elizabeth campbell came out after being nominated and elected by the conservative group on the council and the first thing she did was make this apology. the first thing i want to do, i want to apologise. this is our community and we have failed it when people needed us we have failed it when people needed us the most. no ifs or buts, no excuses. i am truly sorry. as new leader, i will appoint a new cabinet tomorrow and things are going to change. the first thing i'm going to do is to reach out to our communities so we can begin to heal the wounds. the second thing i'm
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going to do is phone up sajid javid, the secretary of state, and ask for more help. i don't know at this stage what that help will be, but i know that the thing we need is a plan for the community in north kensington and that is what i'm going to do. she has still to be approved by a meeting of the full council. you will recall there were real problem is the last time the council tried to meet because the media were determined to attend and there were various court room battles in order to ensure that it was enabled. ultimately, when the media got in, the council meeting was abandoned. this time the council will have to formally vote and elected councillor campbell into this new position. because the
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conservatives have a majority, that will happen but it may be a focus of discontent again because the council is still deeply unpopular over is haggling of the tragedy. as she walked away, councillor campbell told me that we would see, she said, a very different style and that she would be more accessible and able to a nswer would be more accessible and able to answer questions. fair to say that those who were affected by the tragedy will want proof of that before they accept that the council is doing everything they can on their behalf. whining mac 18 people have been killed in a coach crash in germany. the vehicle collided with a lorry on a motorway in bavaria in the south of the country and then burst into flames. police say another 30 passengers have been taken to hospital, some with serious injuries. jenny hill reports. the heat was so intense, there was no chance of rescue. nothing firefighters could do, they said, to help the people left inside.
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it is thought the coach ran into the back of a lorry, before bursting into flames. there were 48 people on board. those who got out in time, were all injured, some critically. everyone else, all of them pensioners, died on the bus. translation: the heat must have been so intense, that nothing inflammable is left on the bus. all that is left are steel parts, so one can imagine what this must have meant for the people inside the bus. this afternoon, recovery of the dead, and the beginning of an investigation. the crash happened during an early morning trafficjam. the speed and ferocity of the ensuing fire has shocked many. translation: we know of a large number of victims and a large number of injured. ourwars number of victims and a large number of injured. our wars with victims'
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relatives and we wish them a quick recovery from the bottom of our hearts. police say that they have recovered all of the victims from the wreckage. it has emerged a word german tourists on their way to italy. what should have been the start of a holiday ended in one of the worst road accidents in this country's history. a price cap on energy bills could be extended to millions of households on low incomes, under plans being considered by the regulator, ofgem. but labour said the plans represented a u—turn because the conservatives suggested in the election campaign that they would bring in an even wider price cap for 17 million customers. our personal finance correspondent simon gompertz reports. there is likely to be more capping of gas and electricity prices but what is not clear is how many will benefit. shadnam, who had a soaring bill, says plenty of people need help. she is saving hundreds of pounds every year but only
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after citizens advice told her how to switch out of her tariff. they should explain properly and the price should go down. two or three months, the bill was ok, then suddenly it went higher. at the end of the day it was £800. that bill, if you blame me or not, i really went down. i was panicking, i was very sick. there is an energy price cap to protect those with pre—payment meters. ofgem are thinking of extending it. it does not go to all the customers on expensive standard tariffs, 17 million of them, who were told in the manifesto that they would get a cap. a message from the conservatives before the election was people on standard rates for gas and electricity could get up to £100 off their annual bills because of a legally
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imposed price cap. so what happens now that seems to be off the agenda? the government says because ofgem already has powers over suppliers it can move more quickly to get costs down without a lengthy process of bringing in new laws. we want to work with consumer groups, identify a set of vulnerable customers, and put in measures that we think will protect them in a very important public service. the problem is most big suppliers have increased their standard rates this year despite ofgem saying they did not need to, prompting a senior tory mp to complain that households would be left unprotected. it is great that they want to help three million people who are in the less well off end of the spectrum but there are 1a million other households who they are not helping, who all the political parties said we would help before the election. are you, the suppliers, being let off? absolutely not.
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the type of price limit that ofgem were talking about this morning will require a tremendous amount of work and ultimately, to make this market work for every consumer. the government called on energy companies to get people off poor value tariffs but the heated debate over who deserves to have their bills actually capped will keep on burning. thousand of migrants are continuing to make the perilous journey by sea from north africa to europe, many of them landing in italy. ministers from italy, france and germany are meeting to discuss the migrant crisis. the head of the red cross in italy has accused the european union of failing to help italy to cope with the major influx of migrants there. last weekend alone, almost 13,000 migrants and refugees arrived according to the united nations. and it's estimated that so far this year alone, more than 2,000 people have died at sea. our correspondent richard galpin reports. relief as yet another group
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of migrants is rescued in the mediterranean, after setting sail in a small overcrowded boat from libya. large numbers are on the move again, heading for italy — thanks to the warm weather and calm seas. they're mainly from africa and the middle east. some fleeing conflict, others trying to escape poverty. more than 80,000 have arrived in ports in southern italy so far this year. a big increase compared to the same period in 2016. and those trying to help them, like the italian red cross, say they're now struggling to cope because the european union has totally failed to implement its plan to relocate thousands of migrants to other eu countries. this is not working. only a few hundred are
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being relocated in other eu countries so far. we were expecting 30,000. it's a different number. and you can imagine if we had relocated 30,000, we could have 30,000 more beds to host the new migrants. such is the frustration of the italian government now that it's even hinted at stopping boats carrying rescued migrants from entering its ports. and the european commission has already responded. we are ready to increase our support to italy, including substantial financial support, if needed. all member states now need to deliver and show solidarity towards italy. but as the number of migrants arriving in italy rapidly grows, the government and aid agencies are likely to be sceptical of these promises of help and solidarity, which they've heard many times before. two men have been charged
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after border force officers based in france seized 79 handguns. the weapons had been hidden in engine blocks on a trailer which was about to be taken through the channel tunnel into britain. two men from poland and the czech republic were arrested in connection with the raid. a man has been charged with plotting to assassinate the french president, emmanuel macron, at the bastille day military parade next week. meanwhile, the president has been addressing a rare joint session of the two houses of parliament at the palace of versailles, in which he promised to lead france on a radical new path, setting out an ambitious agenda to streamline the state. he also announced he'd lift a state of emergency in effect since the terror attacks in paris in november 2015, that killed 130 people. translation: i will restore the
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freedom of french people by eliminating the state of emergency because these freedoms are the basis of the existence of a strong democracy. because to abandon them is to give our opponents confirmation that we have to refuse. opponents of democracy have claimed it was weak and that if it wanted to fight it would have to give up its principles. but it's the exact opposite which is true. our correspondent hugh schofield has more. it was in the majestic surroundings of the palace where macron addressed both houses of parliament, which wasn't to the liking of everyone, in particular the left, who boycotted but it allowed him to create the air of majesty, authority and dignity which is very much part of his conception of the presidency. this speech was not about details, he
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didn't go into the detail of the laws that will come. that will be the province of the prime minister when he talks to parliament tomorrow, but this was about the big dimension, the big ideas that will define the years ahead. it was, to that extent, very abstract, very french in its framing, lots of references to ideas like responsibility and representation. it sounded like an entry to a baccalaureate philosophy exam from time to time. there were some important points. he would like to reduce the number of mps by one third. that's a big change, not one that the mps wanted to hear. he will introduce a dose of proportional representation, meaning the national front and far left will get bigger numbers of mps in the future. he himself will come back to address the two houses in a state of the
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union address every year. a lot about europe, wanting to relaunch it. we knew that already. he talked about the cruel decade that the eu has been through, managing the financial crisis but lost its way somehow and he wants to relaunch it with angela merkel. there was a bit about liberal intervention, the vocation of france, projecting itself abroad, hinting that france would not be averse to sending its forces into conflict zones where it feels that the principles of democracy and humanitarianism are at sta ke. the headlines on bbc news: a long—awaited report into child abuse injersey has revealed decades of abuse of children, and warns some may still be at risk, in the island's care system. a teenage girl has admitted killing seven—year—old katie rough injanuary. she was found with fatal injuries in a park in york. her mother was one of the first to discover her body.
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councillor elizabeth campbell has been elected by her conservative group as the new leader of kensington and chelsea council, after nicholas paget—brown stood down following the grenfell tower fire disaster. the french energy company, edf, says the cost of building a new nuclear power station at hinkley point in somerset has risen by £1.5five billion. the project could also be delayed by up to 15 months. the government said the deal it had negotiated meant that the taxpayer would not be affected by the overspend. clinton rogers reports. by by any standards this is a huge project. 1600 people are now working
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on europe's biggest building site but now we know it is costing more than anyone predicted, £1.5 billion more. the french power company edf said today that the expected cost of hinkley c is now 19.6 billion and its completion may be delayed 15 months. this is more embarrassment for a project that has been beset by delays and technical difficulties almost since the off. in a statement, edf said that the cost ove i’i’u ns we re statement, edf said that the cost overruns were a result of "a better understanding of the design, adapted to requirements of english regulators." and also the volume of work. it is a farce and if it does not cost the british taxpayer it will cost the french taxpayer and i suspect there has to be a limit to the new president's patients with a project that does not benefit france one iota. you think it will be
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scrapped? i do. the government says that if there is a cost overrun, the taxpayer and consumer will not put the bill. in a statement the department for business energy and industrial strategy said: they said that the deal would protect consumers and ensure that the cost of production, including overruns, sits with the contractor. the local mp says that politicians should shoulder some of the blame for the cost increases. going back to tony blair and his secretary of state, ed miliband. even theresa may put a delay on it, causing the company problems, downsizing and upsizing the workforce. it now seems that hinkley c may not be generating electricity board until 2027 and thatis electricity board until 2027 and that is actually ten years later than envisaged.
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the world's most detailed scan of the brain's internal workings has been produced by scientists at cardiff university. the mri machine reveals the fibres which carry all the brain's thought processes. our medical correspondent fergus walsh volunteered to be scanned — here's his report. the human brain, all thought, memory, consciousness is here. its liléigirfiéfié—ié-éégé—s figs-é: show the white matter, fibres called axons, the brain's wiring, which carry billions of electrical signals. those colour—coded green travel between front and back. in red, left and right. in blue, up and down. the scan was done at kubrick, the cardiff university brain research imaging centre. i have had my brain scan for tv reports many times, but never in this level of detail. ok, john. using this special mri scanner, there are just three in the world,
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the team could map the wires, the axons, in my brain, so thin it would take 50 of them to match the thickness of a human hair. you might feel a little bit more vibration and the scan should last about 15 minutes. the team at cardiff worked with engineers from siemens in germany and the us to create the 3d images. if we go up and we can see... this has been the most exciting development in my career of 22 years in mri. it's similar to being handed a hubble telescope when you have only had binoculars. we can look in far more details than ever before. we can get measures that for the first time will help us address what i call the missing link between structure and function. sian rowlands is one of the research volunteers. she has multiple sclerosis, which causes neurological damage relapses and attack of symptoms can come on suddenly. it's scary.
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you can go from being absolutely normal one day to not being able to walk or move, being in a wheelchair and having to go through a recovery process that can take anywhere from three months to a year. one of the areas of damage we can see here. this is a conventional scan image showing a lesion, an area of damage in sian‘s brain. just a contrast with that... but the new scan reveals another level of detail, including the density of the brain's wiring, which scientists have colour—coded. deep in the brain, where the cabling is thickest, is shown in white, but the red and green bull's—eye is an area of less density and clearly indicates a brain lesion, that can trigger sian‘s movement problems and extreme fatigue. those symptoms are only partially explained by what we see on conventional scans. what this technique allows us to do for the first time is look
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at the density in exquisite detail along each pathway of the brain and we hope it will allow us to uncover a lot more about the explanation for a wide range of symptoms in ms. researchers are using the technique to investigate schizophrenia, dementia and epilepsy, and it might even have a role in cancer, allowing virtual biopsies, examining tumours without touching the brain. fergus walsh, bbc news, cardiff. a canadian woman is considering legal action after a metal instrument more than a foot long was left inside her body following surgery. sylvie dube from montreal, started to experience pa i n after successful ovarian cancer surgery. after two months of suffering she returned to hospital where an x—ray revealed a 13—inch long metal object had been left in her body after surgery, stretching from her pelvis to her rib cage. it has now been removed. last night a movie about the early life of the smiths' front man
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morrissey had its world premiere at the edinburgh international film festival. and while morrissey does know about the film, he is yet to say what he thinks of it. our entertainment correspondent colin paterson has been to meet the team behind it. the local music scene is the sole preserve of troglodytes... their regard for subtlety and variation is comparable to a peak‘s passion for the slaughterhouse. in case i haven't made myself clear, it isn't good. england is mine was made in manchester, filmed in the very stretford streets, cemeteries and underpasses which shaped the man and his music. we'd have had to cross this bridge every day to get to school. its director and writer, mark gill, was born a mile from morrissey and showed us round. we believe this was the unemployment office on chester road. so he'd have signed on in here. where morrissey was looking for a job in the 1980s
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became became a film set. did a couple of scenes in here. i wasn't making film about morrissey, i was making it about steven. i know where he ends up. you couldn't make a film about the icon because he's not that person. all i wanted was a young person, like any teenage person, growing up with ambitions, trying to find out who they are and trying to fit in a world that's trying to make you like everybody else. one thing which isn't heard in the film is any music by the smiths. the story ends when the band were formed. jack lowden, who plays morrissey, says there is no need to cover his years as a front man. really, what's the point in doing a film about that when he's much still alive and kicking? who cares? we don't need that, you can go see him or watch him, and that's left to him. this is him before. i don't mean this offensively at all — the ginger scottish morrisey is not an obvious one. that sums up the film, in a way. i do look absolutely nothing like the bloke. the whole film is a portrait of him. that's probably the best
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way to describe it. why is everybody concerned with my happiness? morrissey was told the film was being made, but has yet to comment. how nervous will you be when that review comes in? what, from him? ha! well, it depends what it is. good or bad, it's going on the wall. steven patrick morrisey, he likes the sound of own voice. thank you. let's find out what the weather news has for us. warming up for many of us has for us. warming up for many of us this week but in the short—term, wetter weather moving into northern ireland now, reining in the isle of man into anglesey. this rain from the atlantic is going to stick with us the atlantic is going to stick with us through the day. overnight, into northern ireland, into northern inland and south—west scotland. northern scotland staying dry, the
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odd shower around. with fierce bells tolling quite cold, temperatures in signalfigures in tolling quite cold, temperatures in signal figures in faces. tolling quite cold, temperatures in signalfigures in faces. we could see some light rain and drizzle. tomorrow morning, sunny spells and showers in northern scotland. the further north you are in northern england, from manchester to sheffield, the threat or showers. doesn't like a lot of rain falling for you. to the south of that, in england and wales, we could start with a lot of cloud but bear with it, especially into the afternoon, the cloud more regularly breaking to allow the sun to come through but the chance of showers in the midlands and maybe into eastern england. very hit and miss. as the day goes on, this rain but that could ease in northern ireland. several areas of weather, not too bad in northern scotland, cool with
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the rain. to the south of that, warm and very warm for some in south—east england as the temperature gets into the mid—20s. wimbledon, warming up, humidity building as well but by thursday the chance of showers or thundery downpours. wednesday looks warmer with more sunshine around. the rain from northern ireland, a lot of cloud left behind from that but it will be a dry day. some sunny spells in northern scotland. still a big range of temperatures. nearly 30 degrees in some parts of england. in england and wales, temperatures building. more humidity, some moisture inject it on thursday, a risk of thundery downpours, building across the uk. still a lot to play for in the detail, so we will keep you updated on that. the
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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. italy is calling for action over the migrant crisis. it's asked european ministers to open up other ports in europe to rescue boats — but that request has been refused. emmanuel macron has told france it needs to confront the realities of the modern world. until now, too often we have taken the wrong path. procedures are taken precedence over results, rules or what initiative, living off the public pass over fairness. qatar has delivered its response to a list of demands from its arab neighbours — saying they are so extreme they seemed deliberately designed to be rejected. these pictures are causing a storm in the us. they're of newjersey governor chris christie enjoying a day
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