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this is bbc news. the headlines. north korea says it has launched a missile which it claims is capable of reaching any corner of the globe. the mayor of london warns the judge heading the grenfell tower inquiry that he must urgently improve relations with residents after calls for him to quit. a gene testing revolution — cancer patients should be routinely offered dna tests to help select the best treatments for them, according to england's chief medical officer. the family of the youngest victim of the manchester arena bombing, saffie roussos, speak publicly for the first time on what would have been her 9th birthday. we've lost everything, we have, life will never be the same. also in the next hour, the king of centre court returns. this year's favourite, roger federer, is back in action as he chase is his 8th wimbledon crown. and, the dramatic moment a garden
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shed explodes after petrol vapours ignited inside. the cctv has been released by fire chiefs as a safety warning. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. north korea says it has successfully tested a long—range intercontinental ballistic missile, which if true, could potentially have the range to reach the us mainland. an announcement on north korean state television said the missile had flown nearly 600 miles, before hitting a target in the sea. the claims have not been verified — but come just before the 620 heads of state are due to discuss north korea's weapons programme. 0ur correspondent stephen evans reports from the south
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korean capital, seoul. could this missile hit the united states? north korean state television showed its launch today, under the gaze of the country's leader, kim jong—un. normal programmes were interrupted for the special announcement. she says: "our great leader, kim jong—un, gives us the order of the test of the intercontinental ballistic missile. north korea is now capable of hitting any corner of the globe." the missile was in the air for 37 minutes, longer than previous tests. 0utside experts think this latest missile could reach alaska. previous tests have been hit or miss — some have worked and some have failed. but now north korea does seem to be making strides. the claims we have seen so far is this the first time that north korea have been able to test an intercontinental ballistic
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missile, so extending the range and the capabilities of their missile programme. president trump tweeted, "perhaps china will put a heavy move on north korea and end this nonsense once and for all." president trump has already met president xi of china and they meet again this week in germany at the 620 summit — with one man on their mind, kim jong—un, exulting in the achievement of his military sinensis, impervious to threats, unresponsive to offers of negotiation, determined to preserve his own power. earlier this year, when the possibility was raised of north korea having a missile capable of hitting the us, president trump tweeted, "it won't happen." the question though is even louder now — how can he stop it? i think we've got beyond the stage where we can afford to just let this run any further. quite possibly we are only months
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away from kim jong—un achieving his objective. meanwhile, celebrations tonight in pyongyang. there is little that washington, beijing, seoul or anywhere else can do about it. stephen evans, bbc news, south korea. the mayor of london, sadiq khan, has warned the judge heading the grenfell tower inquiry that he must urgently improve relations with local residents. the news comes a day before the deadline to provide temporary accommodation to those who lost their homes. earlier our chief political correspondent gave an update on political ramificationsle of the appointment of sir martin moore—bick. it has, above all residents and the government want this inquiry to get up and running as quickly as possible to find the answers that everyone desperately wants.
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sir martin was appointed less than a week ago but already there are some voices saying that he is not the person for the job, that he should stand down. today the local labour mp added her voice to all of that. she described sir martin as a technocrat who lacked the ability to empathise with victims and he should stand down. the shadow fire minister, only appointed this week, has added his voice to that. he feels sir martin is too much of an establishment figure. he doesn't have the confidence of the community and they've been ignored for too long. if you look at his record it does seem that the judgments he has made on a number of high profile cases, he has tended to fall on the side of the establishment, if you like. in that case, i don't think it's appropriate, therefore, in this highly sensitive judgment that he will be involved in, in this inquiry now, for him to carry on, given that background. mr williamson did admit he hadn't himself spoken directly to residents and i think it's difficult to gauge the depth of the disquiet or the anger there is about this appointment but there are many who say it would have been better
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for the government to have consulted with residents before the appointment happened, although figures in downing street say this was a recommendation by the lord chiefjustice. there are others, including the conservative and former attorney general, dominic grieve, who think this is going to deter people in future from wanting to take on these roles of being in charge of such public inquiries. sir martin was appointed because he was recommended and nominated by the lord chiefjustice, as head of the judiciary, in an endeavour to find an impartial and properly qualified person who can carry out this inquiry, some of which is going to require great technical knowledge and understanding and an understanding of how you sift evidence. i haven't the slightest doubt in my mind he is a suitable person for doing it, from what i know of his reputation and his career. obviously, if you trawl through every decision of every
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judge you may find decisions with which you may disagree but that doesn't mean they're not suitable people for doing this particular role. the labour mp david lammey, who had a friend who died in the tower that night, he says a person should be in charge maybe from a less establishment background, not a white male, somebody from an ethnic minority background. and there are others, but notjeremy corbyn, who are saying that the judge should stand down, it's understood mr corbyn thinks simply the judge should just speak more to residents and try and get that relationship going. but it is certainly not the ideal start to such a sensitive public inquiry. the dup leader arlene foster has confirmed the party has failed to reach a power—sharing deal with sinn fein. she spoke to the media after talks in stormont this afternoon. 0bviously, we're disappointed that
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we don't have an agreement this afternoon and indeed we have been disappointed for quite sometime that we haven't been able to reach an agreement and i am sure there are many across northern ireland who aren't just many across northern ireland who aren'tjust disappointed, but who aren'tjust disappointed, but who are incredibly frustrated that we haven't reached the point of agreement, for them in respect of health, education, job security, community services and everything else, that we have been able to provide for them over this past ten yea rs. provide for them over this past ten years. however, we're going to keep working at it through the summer and hopefully we can come to an agreement later on in the year. we are certainly up for an agreement. we are up for devolution. we think that you have two questions to ask of course, whether you think devolution is worth having, which we fundamentally do. the second is whether we can bring about an agreement to make sure that devolution happens and we hope that we will be able to come to that in the near future. so, we will be able to come to that in the nearfuture. so, we're going to keep working at it throughout the summer keep working at it throughout the summerand keep working at it throughout the summer and hopefully come to an agreement thereafter. the point i am
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trying to make, tommy, is the fact i don't think there is a vacuum, we are going to continue talking throughout the summer. i want to send that message very firmly to the people that we represent, that we are still here, we are still trying to find accommodation. i think what we wa nt to find accommodation. i think what we want to see is an agreement which everybody can buy into, whether you area everybody can buy into, whether you are a nationalist or a unionist, i think that's very important for the sustainability of these institutions going forward. that's certainly what iam going forward. that's certainly what i am looking to do and i hope that others involved in this process are looking at the bigger picture as well and are saying if we want devolution, and i think inherently that's the first question everyone has to ask themselves, if you want devolution, then you need to find an accommodation that everybody can feel comfortable with. arlene foster. most cancer patients could be offered genetic tests within five years to help create more effective, bespoke treatments — that's according to england's chief medical officer.
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professor dame sally davies is calling for a national network of genome testing. she says 6 out of 10 cancer patients who get gene tested receive better care as a result and she wants it to become standard practice across cancer care, as well as some other areas of medicine, including rare diseases and infections. here's our medical correspondent fergus walsh. inside nearly every cell in our body is our genome, the dna instructions for life. errors in the code can trigger cancer or other diseases. cancer runs in toby knight's family. both his parents died from it and he was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago. now he is one of 31,000 patients who have had their entire genome mapped by the nhs. i am very excited about it. for me, hopefully, if my cancer decides to come back it will benefit me. more importantly it will benefit a lot of other people, forfuture generations, for better treatments, for quicker treatments, better diagnoses. dame sally davies says genome testing is still a cottage industry — she wants dna analysis to be the norm for cancer patients within five years. patients will benefit if we can offer them the scan of their genome
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that'll make a difference to their treatment. that is clearly all people with rare diseases, of whom there are 3 million or more in this country. it is most patients with cancers and quite a lot of infections. it costs £680 to map a person's entire genetic code, but it's getting cheaper every month few months. in some cases dna mapping can be cheaper than existing tests or avoid the need for invasive biopsies. but what about data confidentiality? the nhs believes it can protect genomic information, but some are concerned about the safeguards. this report is an attempt to democratise genomics, moving dna analysis into the mainstream of the nhs, so that more and more patients can benefit from personalised targeted treatments. fergus walsh, bbc news.
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conservative mp craig mackinlay has appeared at westminster magistrates court charged with allegedly overspending in the 2015 general election campaign. mrmchinlay and two members of his tea m mrmchinlay and two members of his team pleaded not guilty to the charges. our correspondent was at court. craig mckinley was charged just before this year's general election. he managed to get re—elected as an mp but today was the first day he was required to attend court alongside his election agent from the general election 2015, nathan gray and marion little a senior conservative party campaigner. all three of them walked in through the door this morning and all three had to sit in the dock in court one here at
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westminster magistrates‘ court. there was a lengthy legal argument about which was the appropriate court to hear their trial, the districtjudge decided it should be tried byjury at southwark and the three were asked to indicate their pleas to charges of filing false election expenses and also in the case of marion little aiding and abetting people in filing false election expenses and all the charges put to them, all three entered pleas of not guilty. this all relates to the amount of money spent on an individual candidate's campaign during a general election. there are strict limits on how much an individual can spend on their campaign. in thanet south—east each candidate is allowed to spend £37,000 in the long campaign. in the months building up to the election. then, £14,000 about in the short campaign the weeks up until election day itself. when craig mackinlay and his agent
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entered their expenses they came inside that limit but the allegation in this case is that there were expenses missed off their election returns which meant that they had gone over those limits. the headlines. north korea claims it has successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile in what would be a significant step forward in its weapons programme. london's mayor warns the judge heading the grenfell tower inquiry that he must improve relations with residents. arlene foster says no agreement has been reached on restoring power—sharing in northern ireland. in sport, novak djokovic is through to the second round at wimbledon after his opponent was forced to retire injured during their match on centre court this afternoon. women's number one seed is also
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through to round two. she had a routine straight sets victory. and arsenal are about to break their tra nsfer and arsenal are about to break their transfer record with a £16 million signing of the striker lakazek who is having a medical there this afternoon. the father of saffie roussos, the youngest victim of the manchester arena bomb attack, says his family will never be the same again. saffie went to the ariane grande concert with her sister ashlee and her mother lisa — who remains in hospital. today would have been saffie's ninth birthday — and her family have decided to speak to the bbc about her death publicly for the first time
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to celebrate her life. judith moritz went to meet them. singing. you couldn't be out with saffie without having fun. but her dream was to be famous. it was her everything, and we bought her the tickets for christmas. she was just counting the days, the seconds, and it was just ariana grande til nine, ten o'clock at night, and she would sing and dance every single song. she was ariana grande obsessed, so to see how happy she was, it wasjust... obviously i had to go with her. you were watching her watching ariana 7 pretty much, yeah. she kept going, "come on, ashlee, you promised me you would get up and dance!" so we had a little dance. and she wasjust so happy, just elated all night, grinning. when did you first become aware there was something wrong? as soon as the blast went off, obviously, to me, i kind ofjust knew — i don't know how, but i sort of knew what happened. i remember i was thrown to the ground, and then my next instinct, ijust sort of rolled over and crawled, because i couldn't walk. were you aware of where your
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mum was at the time, or where saffie was? no, no. i couldn't see anyone — ijust saw crowds and crowds of people. i didn't see my mum. it was just hell broke loose — just people, children, screaming, crying. and then as i turned round the corner, i saw ashlee outside injured. and when did you learn about saffie? the detective that i spoke to in the hospital, he went away and he came back about 12, half 12, and told me. and you have all had to cope, haven't you, with saffie's loss and also lisa's recovery? how is she doing? she's fighting. i mean, she's got that many injuries around her body, just that alone. she's like a soldier. the world knew what had happened. lisa was not conscious. no. and when she came round, you had to tell her. no.
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she looked to me and said, "saffie's gone, isn't she?" i was dreading it. she just looked at me and said, "she's gone, isn't she?" and i said, yeah. she goes, "i knew." the 11th ofjuly, saffie's birthday — that is why you are speaking now? yes. we didn't want to just let her birthday pass. saffie loved the limelight. we just wanted to celebrate saffie's birthday through doing this. we've lost everything. we have, because life willjust never be the same. remembering saffie roussos. the bbc‘s panorama programme has uncovered evidence of repeated cover—ups of historical sex abuse in britain's cadet forces. victims have spoken for the first time of senior cadet leaders covering up complaints, and pressurising families not to go to the police. the cadets is one of the uk's largest youth organisations, with 130,000 members.
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it's overseen by the ministry of defence, which says it has "robust procedures in place to protect cadets". katie razzall reports. tony was sexually abused when he was on a trip with the cheshunt sea cadets in 1981. one night obviously there was a sensation, i woke up, and there he was. i think he was actually crouching down by the bed and he stood up as soon as i woke up. and... i looked down and i was exposed. there was no doubt in my mind that... you know, he was touching me. the abuser was his commanding officer, lieutenant colonel alan waters, then aged 33, a volunteer cadet instructor in charge of children aged 12 and up. when tony's parents complained, they got a visit at home from senior sea cadet officers in full uniform. we was ready to go to the police, and they convinced us that we should not go to the police. they tried to explain to us that if we went to the police that
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sea cadets could be stopped. in return for not pressing the complaint, tony's parents say they were promised alan waters would never work with children again. but panorama has discovered that was a lie. the sea cadets did not dismiss him, they didn't even suspend him. in fact, they actually promoted him and moved him to another division of the cadets. panorama has found in cheshunt, glasgow and birmingham too a pattern of repeated cover—ups. cadet leaders sexually abused children in their care and senior officials in the organisation then covered it up. it is being compared in scale to other sex abuse scandals. we have obtained figures which show in the last five years 363 sex abuse allegations, both historical and current, have been made across the uk for the army, air and sea cadets. 282 cases have been referred to the police, 99 volunteers
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have been dismissed. in tony's case it was only 25 years later that alan waters saw justice. he was convicted in india of raping and abusing street children at an orphanage in mumbai. the sea cadets have apologised unreservedly and said it is not reflective of the organisation today. the ministry of defence told us. the mod has so far paid out more than £2 million to survivors of cadet abuse. katie razzall, bbc news. the high court has ruled that a 16—year—old boy who was held
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in solitary confinement for more than 23 hours had his human rights breached. the teenager, who has significant mental health problems, was kept in a cell at feltham young offenders institution for four and a half months, without access to education. our home affairs correspondent danny shaw sent this report from the high court. it holds some of the most troubled and dangerous teenage boys in the country. but is feltham young offenders institution looking after them in the right way? last week, an inspection report said the centre was not safe for staff or boys. now the high court has declared that feltham broke prison rules and acted unlawfully, after a 16—year—old was held for months in conditions his lawyers said amounted to solitary confinement. the boy was initially detained in his cell for 23 and a half hours each day. he was allowed out only to shower, exercise and make phone calls. and he had no access to education for three months. the court ruled keeping the boy away from other inmates breached his right to respect for a private life. it also said he should have had at least 15 hours' education each week.
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troublesome boys cannot be allowed to drift, the court said. there is still the issue about it still being possible for prisons to hold children in isolation. we think that's wrong and we think that's a child protection issue, and we will be appealing against it. inspectors found that almost a third of boys at feltham spent only two hours a day out of their cells. this woman's son had a particularly difficult time there. solitary confinement can't rehabilitate you. all it does, as a child as well, it makes you more angry with the system. you don't have access to anything that can help you in the future. the court ruling did not go as far as declaring that what happened to the 16—year—old at the centre of the case was inhuman and degrading. that will come as a relief to the ministry ofjustice, which has overall responsibility for feltham. the ministry said the safety
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and welfare of young people was its highest priority, but it added that proportionate and justified segregation was an essential tool to manage offenders who would otherwise pose a significant risk to staff and prisoners. danny shaw, bbc news, at the high court. the family of the libyan man jailed for the lockerbie bombing are appealing against his murder conviction, five years after his death. lawyers for abdelbaset al—megrahi's relatives have handed files to the scottish criminal cases review commission — which will rule on whether the case should go to the appeal court. megrahi was convicted in 2001 of the explosion on the pan am flight which killed 270 people in 1988. there've been angry exchanges in the european parliament after the president of the european commission called it "ridiculous".
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jean—claude juncker was attending a debate with the maltese prime minister, joseph muscat, to mark the end of malta's presidency of the eu. mrjuncker complained that only a low number of meps had turned up. from strasbourg, adam fleming reports. the maltese prime minister came to the european parliament to celebrate the end of his country's six—month stint helping to run the eu. but look how few meps turned up, prompting this outburst from the president of the european commission. there are only a few members in the plenary to control the commission. you are ridiculous. despite a telling off by the parliament's president, he made this pledge. i will never... i will never again attend a meeting of this kind. the commission is under the control of the parliament, but the parliament has to respect even the presidencies of smaller countries, what the parliament is not doing. parliament has come to life since mrjuncker spoke this morning. but the corridors here do feel emptier for this final session before the summer break. one mep told me many of his colleagues were already on holiday.
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others say that the real work here is done in lower profile committees and plenty of meps will turn up to vote later on. still, the parliamentary authorities will not be happy that the head of one eu institution has taken such a big swipe at another. adam fleming, bbc news, strasbourg. this is worth taking a look at, isn't it, simon? it is annita! if you keep petrol containers in your garden shed, you don't want this to happen. wow! that happened a p pa re ntly happen. wow! that happened apparently when a faulty fluorescent light fitting ignited petrol vapours. the cause has been difficult to establish because of the damage. west yorkshire fire and rescue service said the fire was probably caused when a faulty light
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fitting ignited petrol vapours coming from petrol containers or garden machinery. either way, coming from petrol containers or garden machinery. eitherway, no shed left. no one was hurt. and no one was hurt, yes, that's important to let everyone know. it's time for the weather now. let's see how things are shaping up with louise. no shed is a great excuse to not caught the lawns. plenty of dry weather to do that today. the best of the sunshine in the south—east with 25. cloudy and wet and disappointing through southern scotla nd disappointing through southern scotland and northern england. i can offer you something better for tomorrow. the rain will ease to drizzle through the night. elsewhere, a quiet night, a humid one in the south—east. overnight lows of around 17. uncomfortable for trying to get a decent night's sleep, but lots of sunshine from the word go across central and southern parts of england and wales. it may well start off cloudy and drizzly through southern scotland and northern england but that should break up, a few scattered showers
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into the afternoon but warmer with more sunshine than today. into the south—east highs of 28 or 29, turning increasingly warm, if not hot. then a potentialfor thunder storms to arrive on thursday, anywhere through east wales stretching up through eastern england. hit and miss, stretching up through eastern england. hitand miss, but if stretching up through eastern england. hit and miss, but if you catch one you will know about them. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines just before az30pm:
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north korea says it has successfully tested a long—range ballistic missile which is capable of reaching any corner of the globe. however, the white house denies the claim and says the missile only had an intermediate range, and did not pose a threat to north america. the judge heading the grenfell tower inquiry must urgently improve relations with residents, the mayor of london says. sadiq khan said it was crucial that the community had faith in sir martin moore—bick. dup leader arlene foster says no agreement has been reached on restoring power—sharing in northern ireland. cladding on buildings at three nhs trusts in england have failed fire safety tests. the buildings, at london's king's college hospital, sheffield's children's hospital and at the north middlesex trust, have all been found to have combustible cladding. the conservative mp craig mackinlay appears in court to plead not guilty to falsely filing election expenses returns. the latest wimbledon news now sports
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with you. good afternoon. day two at wimbledon and two of the top three mens' seeds are gracing centre court this afternoon, while the women's world number one has also been in action. former champion novak djokovic is through to the second round after his opponent martin klizan was forced to retire. he was a set and a break up before the slovakian succumbed to a calf injury that's been bothering him for a couple of months. djokovic will play czech adam pavlasek next. it's just unfortunate. i'm sure that he didn't want to finish this way because it's wimbledon. obviously, it isa because it's wimbledon. obviously, it is a very, very particular tournament for all of us in the season so tournament for all of us in the season so i wish the best, his recovery. on my set, i will try to rest and recover and prepare for the next one. i've obviously got lots of
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matches in eastbourne, i've had a lot of matchplay. djokovic's early finish means roger federer is on court already for his first round match against alexander dolgopolov. these are live pictures from our coverage on bbc one. he is one break up, roger federer, four games to three in the first set. we were guaranteed one british man through to the second round today because kyle edmund was up against fellow countryman alex ward. edmund is ranked 50th in the world, some 819 places above his opponent, but it was ward who took the first set. edmund recovered though, losing just six games in the next three sets to set up a meeting with 15th seed gael monfils. just nicejust to just nice just to get the win at wimbledon. like, it's the home grand slam. it's one of those kids' a tournaments. you always think about it and it hasn't really been a good tournament for me in recent years, so tournament for me in recent years, so it's nice to kind of get the win.
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in the women's draw world number one angelique kerber overcame spirited american qualifier irina falconi to reach the second round. kerber was runner up last year to serena williams but she's struggled for form in this year and lost in the first round of the french open. she wasn't at her best against world number 2117 falconi but came safely through 6—4, 6—4. she'll play belgium's kirsten flipkens for a place in round three. when i logged onto centre court, all the memories of last came back and it was amazing when i played here la st it was amazing when i played here last year, but i was trying to focus on today, on the first match here. it's always tough, but i'm happy to be back and be playing on this amazing centre court. it's been a very painful day for british riders at the end of the fourth stage of the tour de france. mark cavendish is getting medical treatment after this crash in the sprint to the finish in vittel. it appeared he was elbowed into the
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barriers. before that overall race leader geraint thomas also got caught up in a crash. the rules mean he'll be given the same time as the winner arnaud demare and keep the yellow jersey. arsenal are close to breaking their transfer record by signing the french international striker alexandre lacazette from lyon. bbc sport understands that the 26—year—old, who's scored more than 20 goals for the last three seasons in ligue 1, is having a medical ahead of a reported £115 million move. that would exceed the £42.4 million fee arsenal paid real madrid for mesut ozil four years ago. and teenager billy monger has driven a racing car for the first time since losing both legs in a british formula 4 race 11 weeks ago. following the crash at donington park a fundraising campaign went viral and brought in almost a million pounds afterjenson button and other formula 1 drivers donated. billy drove a car with hand controls at brands hatch thanks to team brit racing. and he wants to make a full racing comeback next year. that's all sport for now. i'll have more in the next hour.
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in the last hour, the dup reader arlene foster has confirmed the party has failed to reach a power—sharing deal with sinn fein. let's cross to stormont now and talk to our island correspond and chris page. good afternoon to you. no great surprise really because it's clear the talks weren't progressing as well as many people had hoped. and she was asked, wasn't she, bad weather mlas should still be paid and she said, well, that question would be relevant if they weren't working but she said they will be. yes, that's right. arlene foster, the leader of the democratic unionist party, saying that she wa nts unionist party, saying that she wants discussions to continue over the summer. the suggestion is that perhaps the talks certainly aren't going to be at the same level they have been going on over the last few days. they could be quirky, they might be at an official level or a slightly lower level, but she says
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that the dup are disappointed that there hasn't been an agreement by there hasn't been an agreement by the state and they still very much wa nt the state and they still very much want power—sharing to get back up and running as soon as possible. earlier in the day, sinn fein's sources said that they didn't see a deal coming before the end of the summerand deal coming before the end of the summer and there is a general expectation among the parties here that the talks will be paused, at least this phase of the talks will be paused, perhaps later on today. so there has been a bit of an end of term feeling at the negotiations here are stormont this afternoon. the dup and sinn fein say, yes, they wa nt the dup and sinn fein say, yes, they want their ministers back to the devolved government that it's here, they want to be taking decisions here in belfast again but they don't wa nt here in belfast again but they don't want power to have to go to whence and step because the longer this deadlock goes on, the more power at westminster is likely to have stayed back to keep the basic wheels are government going but both the dup and sinn fein blame each otherfor the deadlock it is clear that agreement at the stage doesn't close. we expect to hear from sinn fein sin. arlene foster said the
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secretary of state for northern ireland was trying to give the parties some space and those two parties some space and those two parties in particular, the dup and sinn fein, one might be lying's share of the unionist and nationalist votes respectively, didn't they, at the last election. do voters in northern ireland feel frustrated that mlas haven't managed to work out a deal or are they satisfied that the parties have got as far as they can at this point‘s well, i think there is a lot of frustration out there amongst people in northern ireland about the continuing deadlock at stormont. if you ask people would be ultimately preferred devolution over northern ireland to be run from westminster, i think most people would certainly say that they preferred devolution. the dup have cemented their dominance in the stormont assembly election in march, the dup finished one seat ahead of sinn fein wenjun
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been affected their strength. but the dup pitting their strongest ever performance in the general election and the dup and sinn fein have actually wiped out the other parties in westminster. i here that sinn fein are about to speak in the great holes i think we can hear what they have to say about today. good morning, how are you? there's so many of us, they are still coming down the steps. give them wee second. mrs gerry adams and michelle o'neill who reads the party there at stormont. sinn fein are disappointed but not surprised that a deal has not yet been done. we said this last saturday when jerry and i did not yet been done. we said this last saturday whenjerry and i did a press conference and outlined that we had concerns that there was no
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urgency to get the deal done and to get the issues dealt with. what this constitutes is a monumental failure on behalf of theresa may. she has set back decades of work that has been done here throughout the years. and it's a consequence, as we all know, of the dup supporting the prime minister and know, of the dup supporting the prime ministerand in know, of the dup supporting the prime minister and in turn the prime minister supporting the dup. it should be very clear now, and i have said it repeatedly and we have been consistent in saying that we want to see these additions restored but we need the executive to work on a sustainable basis, on the basis of fairness and equality and that remains our resolve. but we also know that the issues we are dealing with our rights —based issues. what we are dealing with is the issues of equality, we are dealing with making sure we deliver access to legacy inquest, language rights, rights that are available to citizens who live in other parts of these islands. if you live in england, wales, scotland or you live in the
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26 counties, these are basic rights that are afforded to citizens and they should be afforded to the citizens here. the reason that we don't see those rights afforded and the reason that theresa may sitting back and allowing that to happen is because she is is in with the dup. so, michelle o'neill, sinn fein's reader in northern ireland saying she's disappointed but not surprised by the failure to secure a deal to restore the assembly at least before the summer and she said this was a monumentalfailure by the summer and she said this was a monumental failure by theresa the summer and she said this was a monumentalfailure by theresa may because she says she is in hock to the dup. let's get a reaction to that from chris page, our island correspondence, who is still listening. it has been interesting to hear the dup and sinn fein's take on the position as it stands, hasn't it, chris? that's right. you get a
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sense just listening to first arlene foster and then michelle o'neill, sinn fein's stormont leader there, that there is still a major gap between the parties at the end of many weeks of negotiation. sinn fein there are basically repeating the position that they have taken all the way through these negotiations. they would say that the dup haven't moved significantly on any of the issues which they say bring about the collapse of power—sharing. they will talk about balance in the power—sharing arrangement. gerry adams is now having a word. unionist parties want to delay and they come toissues parties want to delay and they come to issues of rights solely and relu cta ntly to issues of rights solely and reluctantly — — slowly to issues of rights solely and reluctantly —— slowly and relu cta ntly, reluctantly —— slowly and reluctantly, but they cannot do that for ever. and the reality is that the sinn fein electorate will not consent to being governed by the dup on dup termed. and we wouldn't expect the dup electorate to be
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governed, or to consent to be governed, or to consent to be governed by sinn fein and sinn fein terms. so what's it all about? as the song says. it's about rights. that's what it's about. it is about equality, fairness, respects. and it's really important just to reflect that the rights that are being denied to people here across a range of issues that michelle has dealt with are promoted in all other parts of these islands. so if your mac in scotland, wales, the south, england itself, you will have these rights. but you can't have them here. and theresa may is allowing that to happen because she has done a deal with the dup. so... that's not acceptable to us, we have said that's very directly to the dup. we said it very directly to james
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brookman shower. i nearly said ken read there! we've told him it is not a cce pta ble read there! we've told him it is not acceptable to us. we want the taoiseach also to make it clear that it's not acceptable to the irish government, so... speaks irish so, the thoughts there of gerry adams on the continuing deadlock year. gerry adams referred to a number of issues there which have been at the centre of the disagreement between sinn fein and the democratic unionists at these talks. same—sex marriage, the dup are opposed is being introduced here in northern ireland whereas sinn fein do want to allow same—sex couples to marry. sinn fein was a bill of rights also for northern ireland and there is also disagreement over the very complexes sure of how you deal with unsolved killings from the troubles, but by far the biggest sticking point in
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this is the irish language. sinn fein wants a piece of legislation, the irish language act which will promote the gaelic tongue, but the dup would prefer a broader piece of legislation would also incorporate cultural issues which are important to unionist for example be asked scots tongue, so sinn fein say that the dup and living on those issues which they say our rights —based issues at the heart of the dispute here. the dup will say that sinn fein and making realistic demands in these talks. their negotiator has said, for example, that sinn fein are looking for a 10 million women which they cannot say. sinn fein figure dup are being unreasonable at. it depends which side you listen to but whatever you think is going on in these talks, it still clear that the two parties fundamentally disagree with each other on some issues and that means that as it stands, the six months, almost six months without a devolved
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government, stormont is still not back up and running and the talks be park, put into storage and resumed after the summer. thank you very much for that, chris. in the aftermath of the grenville tragedy, it was promised at 158 families would be offered a good quality every hole within three weeks which it is claimed has not been met. richard lister is in west london for us. it depends who you speak to you as to whether these figures have been achieved or not. yes, the government's point of view is that it said the day after the fire that it would find temporary accommodation, i:e., not hotel rooms, for everybody who was made homeless by the fire and that is not just from grenfell tower but also from grenfell tower which has also been made uninhabitable for
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nowadays. they're saying of those 158 families, some through family liaison brazil have said they don't wa nt to liaison brazil have said they don't want to be contacted. that reads 139 and the government has said it has been able to match those 139 households with places that they could stay. as you said, only nine of them have said so far that they will take up those offers of accommodation. why is there this big like? well, some have been advising the families and say that for some this is an extraordinarily difficult decision probably for all of them. there are some who definitely want to stay close to where they used to live, there are others who definitely don't want to stay there because of the terrible memories they have about place. there are others who say that they want to just do one move. they want to go straight to permanent accommodation which the government has said will ta ke which the government has said will take a lot longer to find. there are a range of problems in doing this quickly and so far in nine families accepting accommodation is the
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result. richard, thank you very much. in a moment a look at how the financial markets in europe closed the day, but first, the headlines on bbc news: north korea says it has launched a missile which it claims is capable of reaching any corner of the globe. the mayor of london warns the judge heading the grenfell tower inquiry that he must urgently improve relations with residents after calls for him to quit. dup leader arlene foster says no agreement has been reached on restoring power—sharing in northern ireland. now a look at how the markets in europe have ended the trading session. fairly quiet stay. it is a holiday in the united states of course, the 4th ofjuly and that has dampened spirits a little. later we will have jobs figures from the us in the week and they will be the real focus showing what deployment is doing. in the meantime, everything on hold. one company to take note of. shares
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in world pay have rocketed. is a payment processor. 400 payments a second everyday. it is a takeover offer from second everyday. it is a takeover offerfrom vantage, second everyday. it is a takeover offer from vantage, a second everyday. it is a takeover offerfrom vantage, a competitor and jp morgan says. their shares are upholstered quarter. if you were watching the markets yesterday after the closing bell in new york, you may have noticed a few shares going absolutely haywire. it affected a whole bunch of financial services including bloomberg, google and yahoo. nasdaq says no stock prices were affected and that the error related to test data. inetresting comments from an index called the markit construction pmi. what it is showing is that although the construction industry is still as busy as its ever been since 2015, there is precious little new business coming up. the builders are putting this down to political uncertaintly, but they are also complaining that all their costs, particularly imported timber and plastics, are going up.
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and at sainsbury;s there are some good numbers — a rise in sales as consumers splash out — ahem — on paddling pools and other summer related items, including strawberries. but what is interesting about these summer—related sales is that the supermarket, which now includes argos is holding its own against the discounters, aldi and lidl. let's get detailed analysis with david buik, market commentator with panmure gordon this nasdaq, is this fat finger syndrome? it was particularly bizarre, wasn't it? all the numbers went to one to $3.47. that's correct, greetings to you. it's to do with being a half—day holiday. they would for any excuse to say it was a fat finger but it was a half—day holiday, as you know with independence day, new york shut today. whether they just independence day, new york shut today. whether theyjust got everything disorganised because it
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was nasdaq, with microsoft and amazon, i think facebook, apple, was nasdaq, with microsoft and amazon, ithink facebook, apple, and they all ended up at $123 .40 seven. they would have been scratching their heads in the case of apple which is usually around $400. no harm was done which was the greatest thing and people actually, as they we re thing and people actually, as they were whiling away the end of the day we re were whiling away the end of the day were trying to work out in certain parts of the world what $123.47 could actually buy you. i won't go into it because i think half the companies in singapore and you couldn't hear. doesn't that worry you? sometimes you are at the mercy of these trading systems which can suddenly go berserk like that? it happens once a year, we get something pretty crazy going on in the markets because of a technical problem. not only that, the other thing which some of your viewers will know about is things which we call dark pools. technology is so sophisticated now and so fast that you sometimes feel that a lot of people are, what we call, scalping.
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the regulars are very tough on it now thank goodness but what we see occasionally these things happening not only as a result of a fat finger and a genuine mistake, but also as a result of dark pools which i'm priest as they do not happen as often as they used to do. everyone is still pretty busy. they are worried about what is coming up. there seems to be a shortage of orders and they are putting it down to political uncertainty in the construction frayed. do you think that's right? yes. what people need in their lives is certainty and reason to be positive. our government are running... i'll stop you there because i think if i was building an extension of my house andi building an extension of my house and i saw there was a hung parliament or near to a hung parliament, i wouldn't say i was not going to be an extension on due to a hung parliament. that's not how people's minds work, is it? at all the compendium of bits and pieces of news about an unstable government or a very creaky governments, you have
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inflation heading towards 3%, uncertainty over brexit as a result of political uncertainty, the bank of political uncertainty, the bank of england is dancing to several tunes, the governor of the bank of england saying that things were not going to go up but then the chief economist says they are going to go up, it is unsettling. i think this has gone and now for a period of about six weeks and there is no doubt at all that as you say, a compendium of news, it has a damaging effect. i figured compendium of news, it has a damaging effect. ifigured a short lived because people are still buying huge chunks of property in united kingdom from overseas and i'm pretty certain that the construction industry will be back on its feet towards the end of the summer.‘ brief word on sainsbury‘s. looking pretty good, are they on top of the discounters? he's done a good job, their boss, in buying argos. i will say it is saved sainsbury‘s bacon but it's been a major contributor and when they add nisa as well...
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it's difficult to know whether these figures of 2.3% excluding fuel, like to like sales, is genuine supermarket business or is it got a little bit of my answering from argos? a lot of people think it has. shares have dropped around 31% since he took over in, mike koop, in january 2014 and qatar have owned 2596 january 2014 and qatar have owned 25% and paid something around 95p per share. i think you are going to need three or four, how can i put it to you, quarters to make sure it works out. hedge funds are looking to shorten as well. we have to finish it there. thank you, good to talk to you. just a brief look at the market. the americans on holiday. payment processor world pay it has surged after getting to takeover offers. two bidders chasing it, always good news for the surprise. he couldn't get it out fast enough,
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could he? halfway home! news coming into us, reaction from the northern ireland secretary of state to what you've heard from stormont this afternoon. the dup and sinn fein have made it clear that is not possible to reach a deal on the restoration of the power—sharing assembly there before the summer. he says it's clear that issues of power—sharing can't be resolved quickly enough to enable an executive to be formed in the immediate term. so parked to a certain extent over the summer although the dup leader arlene foster said some discussions would be continuing over the summer. in other news, sent back the bbc is to spend an extra £34 million on new content for children over the next three years. the corporation says it's facing increased competition from companies such as facebook and netflix and it wants to offer more online choice for young people. it's expected it that will include more video, blogs, podcasts, quizzes, games and apps. pictures to show you that have come
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to us from austria of chickens. lots of chickens. i could just see boxes on the motorway first of all, but lots of chickens which escaped from a lorry on this motorway which was heading in the direction of the capital, vienna. causing quite a lot of chaos. the austrian police, the flying squads (!) are investigating. they say foul play could well be suspected. —— fowl play. 7000 chickens in total. apparently cosby traffic jams in chickens in total. apparently cosby trafficjams in the other direction of the motorway as drivers slow down to luck. well, you would if his 70000 and on motorway. we ad—libbed that! there was no script or
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anything. i think we did well. not anything. i think we did well. not an easyjob, anything. i think we did well. not an easy job, this. do you think we did well? time for a look at the weather. what a day it has been, a day of contrasts across the country. we have seen glorious sunshine and warmth for some. we have also seen some heavy rain. it has been rather disappointing, i'm afraid, across north yorkshire were the rain has been persistent and if you have seen this rain, it has felt cold and miserable all day. clouds are now into the london area but highs of 25 degrees today in south—east england, 775. started off beautifully but the macleod arrived. thick enough for a spot or two of drizzle but this is why we've seen the worst of the weather. southern scotland, northern england, only a weather. southern scotland, northern england, onlya high weather. southern scotland, northern england, only a high of 12 or 13 degrees in many places today. that whether frontal feeding cloud and moisture overnight but will weaken and will be a drowned of drizzle towards tom tomorrow morning. it stays pretty sultry through the night. outside chance of some
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isolated showers cropping up in the south—west. a better day generally through scotland and northern ireland tomorrow. it has been pretty good today in the northern isles and western isles and you will see temperatures sitting at around 12 degrees at eight o'clock in the morning, so that will improve. cloudy skies to northern ireland, southern scotland, northern england with the spot or two of drizzle but that will break up, ease off and we will see something later on. it warm start in the south—east, already 19 degrees at atm. there is only one place for those temperatures to go. they will climb up quite sharply. they will climb up quite sharply. the scattering of light showers, nothing too significant and feeling much better with the sunshine generally through scotland and northern ireland. we will see highs of 14-18. northern ireland. we will see highs of 14—18. further south, maybe northern ireland. we will see highs of 14—18. furthersouth, maybe up northern ireland. we will see highs of 14—18. further south, maybe up as high as 29 degrees, that is the low 80s in fahrenheit. the modern, looking quite promising. as we go through the next couple of days, there is the risk of some sharp thundery downpours on their estate
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but it will be pretty hot. hats at the ready, i suspect, and some cream if you are heading out there. the reason for the thundery breakdown is the potential of triggering some moisture and humidity and this weather front drifting up from france which will move through the channel and then there is the potential for some heavy thundery downpours. any were from east wales stretching up east to of england at risk during thursday. one or two sharp showers in the far north—west as well but one for many of us, hot for some. quieter into friday. drier with plenty of sunshine, clouding overin with plenty of sunshine, clouding over in the north—west. things will change here for the start of the weekend as it becomes increasingly wet and windy. today at five: north korea claims it's successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile. pyongyang says the missile, which landed in the sea ofjapan, has the potential to hit targets anywhere in the world. the launch was announced on state—run tv with a boast that north korea was now "a full—fledged nuclear power".
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we'll be speaking to a former british ambassador to north korea in a moment. the other main stories on bbc news at 5: the mayor of london warns the judge heading the grenfell tower inquiry that he must urgently improve relations with residents as the local mp calls for him to quit. cancer patients should be offered dna tests to help select the best treatments for them, according to england's chief medical officer. the family of saffie roussos — the youngest victim of the manchester arena bombing — pay tribute
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