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could still be at risk — the conclusion of an independent inquiry. it reveals how hundreds of vulnerable children in care were beaten, even tortured. beatings, being forced down in the bat. i thought i was going to die. they've been getting away with it for so long. and people's lives have been ruined — because of not listening in the first place. the report recommends that a notorious children's home at the centre of the scandal be demolished. also tonight... downing street says it's sticking to a 1% rise for doctors and nurses in england despite mounting pressure. the death of seven—year—old katie rough — a teenage girl has admitted manslaughter. bankers in the dock — four senior directors at barclays are charged with conspiracy to commit fraud. the scanner that reveals the workings of the brain as never before — it could revolutionise treatment. and andy murray shakes off injury to begin a solid defence of his wimbledon title.
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and coming up in sportsday on bbc news — away from wimbledon, everton continue their spending spree, signing burnley and england defender michael keane for a fee which could rise to £30 million. good evening. an inquiry into seven decades of abuse of children in care injersey says children there may still be at risk. more than 600 witnesses have given harrowing evidence about the systematic mistreatment of vulnerable young people such as being sexually abused, tortured with electrical wires, locked in confined spaces or simply abandoned. the independentjersey care inquiry recommends that the children's home at the centre of the scandal — haut de la garenne — be demolished. it has also found failings
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injersey‘s child care system even now and says the lessons of the past have not been learned. robert hall is in jersey for us tonight. robert, this is a day that so many survivors of abuse there have long been waiting for. yes, a very difficult day for many of them. but this was a day when their suffering was acknowledged, when independent voices identified the failures that led to physical, sexual and mental abuse. this is a weighty report which accuses jersey of letting down its children, children trapped in establishments with abusive carers and little chance of outside support. tonight, jersey's chief minister said he accepted every one of the panel's recommendations. the island ofjersey, proud and independent, according to the report, an island whose attitude to children in the care system was indefensible.
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chair frances 0ldham said children had been abandoned in care with no regard to their rights or needs. her panel had identified what she termed "the jersey way". in its most favourable light, 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 de la garenne was inconclusive, but the images spurred islanders who had kept their secrets for so long to come forward. they put dettol in my mouth. i couldn't breathe. darren was sent into care as a baby. he said he and his friends were frightened to tell their stories of abuse.
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everyone had a story but no one wanted to say it. some did try to, and it was just brushsed aside. and it became like a little gang, that you would just sit there and you know, you would talk between yourselves but you were afraid to say anything. during a three—year investigation, police recorded more than 500 alleged offences at homes throughout the island. madeline spent her early years at haut de la garenne. she wants to remain anonymous. i was in care from the age of three months, and it went on till i was nearly 17. awful experiences — of abuse, being locked in a cell for days on end, beatings, being forced down in the bath, practically, i thought i was going to die, then. the panel said children
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of all ages had been powerless for decades. there seems to be a common thread throughout, that wherever the states ofjersey were involved in the care of children, they failed to meet their responsibilities. there was a lack of political will and a lack of political action. the report said lessons had not been learned and jersey's children were still at risk. even in newer homes, they were not receiving the care and support they needed. the islands chief minister had listened with colleagues and he said jersey had to act. we failed children who needed our care, who needed to be protected and listened to. unpalatable truths were swept under the carpet because it was the easiest thing to do. i am deeply sorry. the report says haut de la garenne should be torn down, a symbol of fear, mistrust and
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the weaknesses of the jersey way. they've been getting away with it for so long. and people's lives have been ruined — because of not listening in the first place. but now, people are listening. theresa may says there's no change in the government's position on public sector pay — that's despite a succession of ministers lining up to say it's time to remove the i% pay cap in england. downing street says it will listen to the recommendations of the various independent pay review bodies. but pay rises for millions of workers, including doctors, nurses and the armed forces, have already been fixed at i% for the next year. here's our economics editor, kamal ahmed. how are we doing at the top end? there are two stark figures at the heart of this battle over public sector pay. i% — the pay cap imposed for nurses, teachers, firefighters and the many other public sector workers.
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and 2.9%, the rate at which prices are rising — inflation. for the 5 million people this affects, their real incomes are falling. alan daly is a firefighter from 0xfordshire — like so many others, weary of the living standards squeeze. firefighters don't expect to be rich, but they don't expect to be going and asking for hand—outs. i hear time and time again, oh, they've got second jobs. yes, some do have second jobs, because they have to put food on the table. whether they travelled by car... has the government been underpaying nurses and teachers, foreign secretary? or by bike, the message was the same from cabinet heavyweights. is it time to rethink the pay cap? the treasury was not amused, pointing out that balancing the books is still central to economic policy, and the government is still spending £47 billion a year more than it earns. paying for public sector workers is one of the biggest things that the government does.
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we spend £180 billion a year on the doctors and nurses and teachers and policemen and so on. so, each extra 1% on that big number itself costs quite a lot. this is the public sector pay challenge. whilst pay in the public sector has been capped at i%, in the private sector, average increases are now running at 3.3%. this is leading to those recruitment problems. the private sector is simply becoming more attractive. and then there is the cost of any pay rise — and that could be as high as £1.5 billion for every 1% extra paid to the 5 million people employed in the public sector. now, who pays for that? well, here, the treasury says that money will either need to come from higher taxes, more borrowing or a better—performing economy. as we have seen with the poor economic figures at the start of the year, relying on economic growth can be dangerous. yes, some public sector workers do receive automatic pay
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increases, called increments. but economists say there is a bigger issue here, and it's all about the political approach. it's perfectly straightforward to say, you can raise taxes to pay for this. i think the barrier there is political, and we've had a government that for a very long time now has been saying, we want to at least level off public spending and not have any increases, we don't want to increase taxes, we'd rather give people tax cuts. and this is now two immovable objects crashing into each other. clothes are going here... whether it's the response to the grenfell fire tragedy, the heightened terror threat or today's public sector pay tensions, difficult choices on spending lie ahead. the government's position in parliament is precarious, making every decision it makes politically and economically high—risk. 0ur political editor, laura kuenssberg, is at westminster. so, ministers saying one thing about this i% pay cap, downing street saying another.
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what are the chances that this pay cap will be lifted in the end? well, you would never know that government ministers are meant to stick to the same line in public, would you? in the last hour, the chancellor, philip hammond, has made some more comments which play into this public discussion. philip hammond has told the cbi in the city tonight that the government wants to strike a fair balance in terms of public sector pay, but at the same time, in the big picture of the government's ambition to sort out the debt, that they must hold their nerve. so if you like, that is a very public back knowledge meant that there is a lot of intense discussion going on about the political wisdom of lifting the pay cap, but at the same time, his allies will knowledge that as well
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as the political damage from sticking to the cap, there might be political damage from raising taxes, for example, to get rid of it. it is clear to me that both privately and publicly, ministers are yet to find a common position on this. one minister said this morning, it was obvious they had to scrap the cap and show that they had listened to the electorate. in the other corner, someone the electorate. in the other corner, someone said it would be complete madness to do so, why would they publicly pull away the threads which have held the tory party's economic merge togetherfor the have held the tory party's economic merge together for the last few yea rs ? merge together for the last few years? in this slightly chaotic aftermath of the general election, a locked is potentially up for grabs. a 16—year—old girl has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a seven—year—old. katie rough was found on a playing field in york with severe injuries to her neck and chest injanuary. she died from her injuries in hospital. her mother described her as a beautiful girl who liked to kick in the mud and play outside. her teenage attacker can't be named
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because of her young age. danny savage reports. 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 dreams of killing someone. it was a school day 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 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,
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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 just loving. she loved herfamily, didn't she? she just loved us all. she was very loving. she was... shy at first, but then once she knew you, she was... yeah, she was shy, you know, with other people, but with us, she was sassy. she was...loud at times, she wasjust your typical seven—year—old girl. leeds crown court heard the teenager who killed this seven—year—old believed people weren't human,
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and were robots. the older girl didn't speak at all today, leaving others to explain the consequences of her disturbed mind. kensington and chelsea council have elected a new leader to replace nick paget—brown, who resigned last week following criticism of the authority's handling of the grenfell tower disaster. elizabeth campbell apologised to the community, saying it had been failed when it most needed help. meanwhile, a group of lawyers, acting for some of the victims of the fire, have written to the prime minister outlining concerns about the inquiry into the tragedy. our special correspondent lucy manning reports. this isn't the home they had, and it won't be filled with old family photos and mementos, for they now lie in the ashes. but this will be where some from grenfell will live. council officials invited the media to this two—bedroom flat. about 126 families have been offered
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this type of housing. there are about ten more, as we stand here today, families who need to be offered. there are a number of families who are not yet ready to work with us at all. although housing will be offered, only a few of the grenfell residents will be in it by wednesday. already, some are telling us that flats they have been offered are not ready to be lived in at the moment. others don't want to move if they are going to have to move again. and so far, only eight families have taken up the offer of new, temporary accommodation. after the protests about kensington and chelsea council, tonight, a new leader was elected, her message perhaps three weeks too late. this is our community, and we have failed it when people needed us the most. so no buts, no ifs, no excuses, i am truly sorry. and the second thing i'm going to do is to phone up sajid javid,
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the secretary of state, and ask for more help. but the government is facing more calls for the judge leading the inquiry into why homes burned down, and why families died, to step aside. a group of lawyers representing some survivors writing to the prime minister with 12 demands, including the removal of sir martin moore—bick. he stated that his remit would be extremely narrow, so people are thinking, well, this is going to be a bit of a whitewash, we don't have confidence in it. but the government is now suggesting his inquiry could be a broad one. he will set out the terms of the inquiry and he is not there yet. he should take the right amount of time necessary and make sure the inquiry is very broad and it's to the satisfaction of the victims and their families and friends. today at the inquest, two more victims were identified,
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ali jafari's wife and two daughters escape from the tenth floor but the 81—year—old did not survive. 26—year—old italian gloria trevisan died with her partner, marco. she called her parents as the flames spread, telling them, "i'm sorry i could never hug you again. i don't want to die. i wanted to help you. i'm about to go to heaven. i will help you from there". a brief look at some of the day's other news stories. 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. the french energy supplier edf says the cost of building a new nuclear power plant at hinkley point in somerset could go up by £i.5 billion. the total bill is now likely to be £19.6 billion, nearly 10% more than expected. police in france have seized a haul of guns from a car
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about to enter the uk through the channel tunnel. the 79 weapons had been hidden in engine blocks. two men, of polish and czech nationalities, have appeared in court and been remanded in custody. four former barclays bank executives, including former ceo john varley, have appeared in court, charged with fraud. the men are the most senior uk banking figures to face criminal action since the financial crisis. the case centres on allegations that barclays improperly raised emergency funds from qatar in 2008 to avoid a government bailout. all deny the charges, as our business editor, simonjack, reports. one by one, they arrived, former barclays chief executive john varley, and former senior executives rogerjenkins, tom kalaris, richard boath, made their way through a thick press pack, here to catch a rare sighting of bankers in a criminal court. inside, they sat next to each other in the dock as the charges
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against them were read out. all four face fraud charges. rogerjenkins and john varley face additional charge each. barclays came to qatar in 2008 to raise emergency cash at the height of the crisis, rather than accepting a taxpayer bailout. state—owned funds from qatar invested over £5.3 billion in the bank. it is alleged that barclays lent them £2 billion of that money and paid them £322 million in fees as a sweetener, fees it did not disclose. just a few moments ago, the four defendants from barclays sat stony—faced in the dock here at westminster magistrates' court, as charges were read out to them. these are the first criminal charges ever filed against any senior executives at a bank for their conduct during the financial crisis. in london's tranquil legal enclaves, experts warned of a lengthy battle ahead. it's always difficult to prove that
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people are dishonest as opposed to simply mistaken, or that they misunderstood. that is what you have got to show, that they were really acting in bad faith, and in relation to people in a professional context, that is often a very difficult thing to establish. the bbc understands all four will contest the charges. all four were released on bail. rogerjenkins, who lives in the us and tom kalaris, who has dual nationality, were asked to post £500,000 as security. the case now moves on to the crown court onjuly the 17th. the world's most detailed scan of the brain's internal workings has been produced by scientists at cardiff university. the mri machine reveals for the first time the fibres which carry all the brain's thought processes . doctors hope it will help increase understanding of a range of neurological disorders and could be used instead of invasive biopsies.
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0ur medical correspondent fergus walsh volunteered to be scanned — here's his exclusive report. the human brain. all thought, memory, consciousness is here. in unprecedented detail, these images of my brain 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 cubric, the cardiff university brain research imaging centre. i have had my brain scanned for tv reports many times, but never in this level of detail. 0k, john. using this special mri scanner — there are just three in the world — the team could map the wires, the axons, in my brain,
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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 you go up, you can actually see... this has been the most exciting development in my personal research career of 22 years in mri. it's similar to being handed a hubble telescope when you have only had binoculars. in other words, 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 in cardiff. she has multiple sclerosis, which causes neurological damage. the relapses, attack of symptoms, can come on suddenly. it's devastating, it really is scary. you can go from being absolutely
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normal one day to not being able to walk or move, 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 to 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, which can trigger sian‘s movement problems and extreme fatigue. those symptoms are really only partially explained by what we see on conventional scans. what this technique allows us to do for the first time is look at axonal density in exquisite detail along each pathway of the brain. we hope it will allow us to uncover a lot more
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about the explanation for the 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. donald trump has offered to help the parents of a british terminally ill baby who have lost a legal fight to take him to the united states for treatment. in a tweet, the us president said he would be delighted to help charlie gard, whose parents wanted him to undergo a therapy trial in the us to treat a rare genetic condition. it comes after pope francis called for charlie's parents to be allowed to "accompany and treat their child until the end". let's talk to our north america editor, jon sopel, who's at the white house. this is a tragic case involving a british child. why has it caught the attention of the us president? as you say, a terrible case, where
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there are no easy choices. you are right to raise the question of why the president has got involved, because this has been all the way through the british courts, to the european court of human rights, and it is legally settled, so why has the president got involved? the white house says, it is just out of sensitivity. they say he does not wa nt to sensitivity. they say he does not want to pressure the family in anyway. members of the administration have spoken to the family in calls facilitated by the british government, and the president isjust trying british government, and the president is just trying to help, if at all possible. but, of course, this is a very difficult thing for them to do. downing street response was interesting, saying, this is a very sensitive time, our thoughts are with him and charlie's family. i think that could be interpreted as saying, you know what, this is really sensitive and we don't need an intervention like this now, even though your motives may be for the
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best. the new french president, emmanuel macron, has proposed a radical overhaul of the country's government by cutting the number of lawmakers by a third. the french president — in a special parliamentary session of the national assembly and the senate — said he hopes to pass legislation to that effect swiftly, but that he'd call a referendum if politicians oppose it. his opponents boycotted the event, accusing mr macron of a "presidential monarchy". 0ur correspondent hugh schofield reports from versailles. the dignity of the presidential office is something about which emmanuel macron feels very deeply. he came to versailles, a place of regal pomp and awe, to talk to his legislators. he called and they came — 900 deputies and senators in buses from paris. newcomers to the assembly, like the mathematician and macron loyallist cedric villani, who saw nothing wrong with the president's unconventional summons. it's an exceptional, critical moment. the nation has gone through a terrible lack of trust recently. i find it perfectly normal
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and reassuring that the president wants to address the congress today. the speech was a 90—minute pep talk. an exhortation to lawmakers to understand the appetite for change in france and to act. he said he wants to make government more efficient, cutting the number of mps by a third, and europe was, as ever, a central theme. translation: it is no longer the time to paper over the cracks. we need to take europe back to its beginnings, to its very origins and, in that way, give life again to a desire for europe. earlier in the day, there had been a security alert. an alleged plot to shoot the president on bastille day. no mention of that here. it would appear that emmanuel macron would like a new kind of presidency from that practised by his immediate red predecessors. by his immediate predecessors. he would like to restore to the office some of the mystique, the symbolism.
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and what greater symbol than to address the joint houses of parliament here in versailles, home of the old monarchy? but not everyone likes this new—look french presidency. the far left boycotted versailles and held a symbolic meeting of its own on left—wing republican turf in eastern paris, where views on president macron were pronounced. he portrayed himself as a sort of a god. well, we're a republic and we have something against gods and we have something against kings, since we cut their heads off. so, no, we don't want that again, honestly. macron the monarch, macron the jupiter on 0lympus. expect a lot more of that from the left—wing opposition, especially if — no, when — things start to go less majestically well for france's young head of state. plenty of strawberries, a little bit of rain and even a few tears. the first day of wimbledon saw
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andy murray begin the defence of his men's title with a straight sets victory, despite struggling to shake off a hip injury. joe wilson was watching all the action at the all england club, and is there for us now. a solid start for murray, which is something of a relief after his injury problems? yes. where does your mind turn chairs darkness falls at wimbledon? so much has happened. rafa nadal went through, so did heather watson. but i'm sure you're wondering about andy murray. he finish with more of a swagger, i would say, than 0lympic. the dignified march through the entrance to expectation. but from the back of the queue to the front of the royal box, this year, wimbledon began with one unifying tension — is he fit? you never truly know until the balls hit the court. sure, he'd serve, but how would andy murray move? one thing to make the other guy scamper,
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but the defending champion would have to sprint as well at some point. the first set, 6—1. his opponent stopped for mid—match fist bumps. the tattooed arm belongs to sasha bublik. the young man from kazakhstan was taking it all in, and on his first centre court appearance, he forced murray to stretch himself. now, how was that injured hip? here he comes. pretty good.


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