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a place where there are more goats than people. a year ago the local mayor announced the islanders wanted to help and receive refugees looking for a new life, bucking the trend of the other islands keen to see migrants leave. translation: in 2016 when the flows from turkey had stopped, and when we saw what was happening in mainland greece, people living in appalling conditions in disgusting, concentrated spaces, we, having had built a centre here, had made an open invitation to the state that we are ready to host families with children. it is a small but significant show faith from this tiny island. 50 refugees selected from greece who are prepared to work, who are prepared to integrate, and it is mainly families, and in exchange they are offered somewhere to stay and residency here. meet the new baker of tilos. he escaped from the war in syria and originally aimed for germany with his family. when i arrived to tilos, all my life changed.
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my wife is now relaxed and children go to school, and people here i think are very nice, very beautiful. he sings. in the tilos refugee centre, the children have been learning greek songs. they are singing, "blow wind blow, take us to distant places." the reality for most migrants in greece is a far cry from the situation here. many are in basic camps, destined to return to turkey to seek asylum from their as part of the eu's migration plan. but aid workers are hoping the tilos project will work elsewhere. if this works here, why can't it work in other societies, in other small societies? it is not a matter of tilos being an island, it can be a village in peloponnese, it can be a village in italy, i mean, this can work everywhere. the key to the tilos plan being a success is how the younger
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generation of refugees settle here and whether they continue to feel welcome and part of the community over the years to come. wills recorded on voicemail or text message could be deemed legally binding by a judge, thanks to new proposals from the law commission. it says it is the first step in updating the victorian law, unchanged since 1837, and could pave the way for the introduction of electronic wills. it wants it to be easierfor a court to decide when a person's intentions were clear. with me is jane whitfield, chair of the wills and equity committee at the law society. thank you for coming in. it is a very old law but what is wrong with that, why isn't it still fit for purpose? it is 180 years old so it needs to be modernised. it needs to be clearer than it could be. some of the things that set out how you make
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a will and what makes it valid really need to be brought up to date. it is in very old language. victorian language. it talks about insane delusions and things that poison your affections. and so the law commission wants people to look at orchard bank will valid. sometimes there are harmless errors. a case recently where a husband and wife signed each others will by mistake and that made the will is com pletely mistake and that made the will is completely void. one of the things they are suggesting is that should bea they are suggesting is that should be a dispensing power to allow harmless mistakes to go through and although they will is to be valid evenif although they will is to be valid even if they don't fulfil the formalities properly. to what extent are those complexities to blame for people not bothering to make a well told? how big a problem is that? people not bothering to make a well told? how big a problem is that7m is quite a big problem. still only 60% of people make a well at all. pa rt 60% of people make a well at all. part of the june was 60% of people make a well at all. part of thejune was behind his proposed reforms is to make things easier to encourage people to make
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wills and make sure that testament the freedom this cat. white does it matter if it it happens to your assets? it matters for the family and friends you leave behind. there area and friends you leave behind. there are a set of rules that apply if you don't make a will and you can see your estate going in a completely different direction. families are more complex now, so different direction. families are more complex now, so there are people who live together and married. there are people who have been married before and have children from previous relationships. those rules don't include this more complex situations and you can only do that through making a will. you also can't leave gifts to charity if don't make a will because the rules don't allow that to happen. what sort of safeguards would be necessary if you're trying to bring such an old law screaming up to date into 2017 to put it online and take advantage of things like voice mail and text messages? there are lots of
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challenges to get electronic and digital worlds into the brain —— frame. one of the things is for people who are already vulnerable, we need to make sure there is no undue influence, that people are signing the wills they want and that there isn't anything coming to bill on them against their will. the storage of wills, if you make it digitally, if a young person is making a will it might not need to be looked at again for another a0 or 50 yea rs. if be looked at again for another a0 or 50 years. if the electronic storage is then out of date or obsolete, it might not be able to be retrieved so there are quite a few challenges to look at. how might these changes enable people who may be frail and not in the position to go to a solicitor ‘s office and change their will right at the end of their life when they might think they need to update this and it needs to be more accurate. that is where the
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electronic voicemails and texts will really be able to be used and that is one area we need to look at carefully. if the only thing you can do is from somebody or send a text, i think that should be something that thejudge could i think that should be something that the judge could look at if a particular asset for gift wanted to be made and this was something that thejudge could be made and this was something that the judge could consider, be made and this was something that thejudge could consider, whereas at thejudge could consider, whereas at the moment itjust wouldn't be valid, so i think that could be something that could add to the argument for making a will in particular way. thank you very much. stars from the film and music world have gathered in london's leicester square for the world premiere of dunkirk. the historical epic was directed by christopher nolan and stars tom hardy, sir kenneth branagh and one direction band member harry styles. our entertainment correspondent caught up with the popstar and actor. joining us now and the red carpet, one of the stars of the movie. it is
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harry styles. what is it like, your first big movie? it was a lot of fun. ifeel very first big movie? it was a lot of fun. i feel very lucky to first big movie? it was a lot of fun. ifeel very lucky to be first big movie? it was a lot of fun. i feel very lucky to be a first big movie? it was a lot of fun. ifeel very lucky to be a part of this and such an important story and getting to work with an amazing cast and the crew was amazing. chris is incredible and i am a massive fan of his. ifeel like i may have peaked too soon in many ways. why did you choose something like this and how important is it telling stories from history of this manner? i think it is incredibly important to tell stories like this. it is a story i think when you grow up you hear of it and you it washes over you ina hear of it and you it washes over you in a very kelway and the film focuses on the human aspects are much more and the emotional side of war but i don't think a lot of them is based on war are so i think it is incredibly important. i think if anyone comes and goes to go away and learn about it because they had seen the film i think that is amazing. did you feel out of your comfort
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zone doing something like this, not just a small movie but a massive epic? i definitely felt a lot of pressure but i think the focus of what the film was about, it was kind of the bigger picture so i think eve ryo ne of the bigger picture so i think everyone was just trying to do their bit towards the greater project. everyone was just trying to do their bit towards the greater projectm it giving you the acting bug, is it something you will do a lot more of? i don't know, i was pretty tired afterwards so it might be done from me, i will do this one again. johanna konta's dream of becoming the first british woman to reach a wimbledon final since 1977 is over. the eastbourne star crashed out of the championships after being beaten in straight sets by the five—time champion venus williams. bbc south east today's ian palmer went to konta's home town where there was a mixture of disappointment and pride there. sometimes in sport player comes up
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againstan sometimes in sport player comes up against an immovable object. there it is this time. the arms aloft and celebration, it is venus williams. it is this time. the arms aloft and celebration, it is venus williamslj think she has had a tremendous run. i suspect the matches she has had a particular lot out of her which made it difficult. she was playing a very good player who has done it all before and will do it all again. good player who has done it all before and will do it all againm was a tense watch at the david lloyd tennis centre in eastbourne, but the highs... were overwhelmed by the lows. a bit job and bedside because she has done so well. venus has been a star. nine—year—old oscar plays tennis four hours a day. he is johanna konta's biggest fan. the first bit of the first set i enjoyed because konta was down the match and then she lost it after she lost those two break points. at eastbourne tennis club they know a lot about the game. they know their
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favourite player didn't play well today but over the past few weeks she has done everyone proud. she had eve ryo ne she has done everyone proud. she had everyone behind. couldn't ask for much more. wejust had to wait everyone behind. couldn't ask for much more. we just had to wait till next year. but despite today's defeat, the future forjohanna konta in tennis is signed and sealed. finally this hour — the remarkable story of an elephant found swimming nearly ten miles out to sea off the coast of sri lanka. a navy patrol boat tried to rescue the mammal, which is thought to have been caught in a current. imagine the shock coming across an elephant that far out. time for a look at the weather with tomasz. the weekend is fast approaching and the weather is looking a little mixed over the next few days. certainly some rain on the way.
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tonight a few spots of rain mostly across northern areas of the uk. and the rain will be brought by this weather front. it is only a weak one. that means the damp weather will splash its way through the north deeply. it won't last long. moving to scotland at the stage into the lake district around ten or 11pm through yorkshire at midnight and just after to the south of that tonight. it is going to be dry. it is not going to be as cold as it was last night. last night i think in northern areas temperatures dipped to three celsius in rural spots. to might not quite so fresh. tomorrow let's start in the north. scotland and northern ireland around eight o'clock and it is looking absolutely fine. temperatures around 13 or 1a celsius with some sunny spells. there is that overnight patchy rain out in the north sea so we are in the clear and dry weather. just a bit of fairweather cloud hereunder. a bit more cloudy and east anglia.
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but that should swiftly clear out into the north sea. into the south 16 or 17 celsius then a fine day. they might be some brief showers. later on in the afternoon we are checking the weather to go downhill a little bit in the north—west. some cloud of rain getting into northern ireland and scotland. the wimbledon on friday it looks very above amounts of cloud with temperatures around the low 20s in the south. friday evening throughout and about it is looking dry across most of england and wales but there will be rain in belfast, glasgow and edinburgh and in the lake district. saturday there is a line of a front which will be moving off the atla ntic which will be moving off the atlantic making a beeline for northern areas of the uk. further northwest also some rain and lancashire into parts of wales. extensive cloud around during the course of saturday so cloudy, monty and warned they would some rain
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particularly further north on saturday. on sunday the rain fizzles out officials to loyalty and then we are out officials to loyalty and then we a re left out officials to loyalty and then we are left with four women cloudy weather across the south. this is bbc news. the headlines at eight. donald trump defends his son's meeting with a russian lawyer, during the presidential campaign. i think from a practical stand point, most people would have taken that meeting. it's call opposition research. the brexit secretary urges all mps to "work together" as the government publishes the repeal bill — but it faces opposition from other parties. an american doctor tells the high court there's a chance terminally ill charlie gard could benefit from experimental treatment in the us. in other news. there's disappointment for british fans at wimbledon. johanna konta fails to become the first british woman finalist at wimbledon for a0 years
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as she loses her semi final match
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