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good afternoon. the former prime minister tony blair has suggested some eu leaders might be prepared to change the rules of the single market — to keep britain inside the european union. he says the views of voters could have shifted, and the british might be willing to stay inside the eu if changes were made — such as stricter controls on migration. our political correspondent, emma vardy, has this report. tony blair once argued passionately that britain should remain in the eu and lost. now in his latest intervention, he has said that britain could get a better deal on immigration while remaining part of the single market. something many thought impossible. so is he an incurable optimist? or delusional, blair was asked. incurable optimist? or delusional, blairwas asked.” or delusional, blairwas askedi think what is important is to understand that there is already a lot that we know now that we did not know a year ago when we took the decision. we know for example that oui’ currency decision. we know for example that our currency is down significantly,
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that's a prediction by the international markets as to our future disparity. we know that businesses are already moving jobs out of the country and we know this time last year we were at the fastest—growing economy in the g—7 and we are now the slowest. i think we now know there was not weird and £50 million a week extra for the national health service. in the short and medium—term there is less money. tony blair has set out his case in an article for his institute for global change. saying it given what is at stake and what we're discovering about the cost of brexit, how can it be right deliberately to take off the table the option of compromise between britain and europe so that britain stays within a reformed europe? but their scepticism over whether there is really the political will in europe to allow britain to change the rules. just last week the eu's chief negotiator said that the principles of freedom of movement, of people on the goods and services are indivisible. the eu itself has made it up through the clear that the four freedoms
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including freedom of movement are indivisible, as they are called it. the chief negotiator said that. they took four minutes to agree these guidelines. there is no debate in the eu. additives can pick nonsense. it isjust the eu. additives can pick nonsense. it is just another attempt to undermine brexit. but tony blair says that what he hears behind—the—scenes is that there is the possibility of a new compromise on the table. and that this should not be discounted. and that this should not be discounted. the authorities in turkey have sacked a further seven thousand members of the security forces and civil service — as mass rallies are held in the country to mark the first anniversary of a failed coup to overthrow president erdogan. around 200,000 people have now been punished for allegedly supporting the plot. live now to istanbul and our correspondent there, mark lowen. mark. what a way to ring in the anniversary. another thousand dismissals last night and no letup in the mass of purchases last year's to attempt. the government insist
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that supporters of the cliffs but themselves throughout turkish society but with human rights activists, professors all among those sacked or suspended, some will be celebrating today and others are deeply fearfulfor be celebrating today and others are deeply fearful for turkey's future. a warning you might find some of the images in my report distressing. in my report distressing. tu rkey‘s turkey's nightmare was unleashed as the plotters seized the bridge. this man tried to reach it to resist the coup attempt. a tank approached. he lay in its path between its tracks. miraculously, he got up unhurt. within a second, he tried to stop it again but it ran over his arm. today, he bears the scars of the coup. translation: i came here for the sake of god, to gain his blessing. i was not afraid and i'm not a hero. to bea was not afraid and i'm not a hero. to be a hero i would've had to stop
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the tax would by which the coup never happened. on the 15th ofjuly both soldiers bombed government buildings and seized roads. more than 260 people were killed. the coup attempt failed. the two soon became the purge with over 50,000 arrested and accused of ties to the alleged plot. president erdogan called it a gift from god to cleanse the virus of his followers. critics say all dissent has been crushed. the government hits back at the real crime was the coup itself, not what came afterwards. we are actually saving turkish democracy, turkish rule of law. tu rkey‘s democracy, turkish rule of law. turkey's future from power hungry criminal network. 140,000 people have been dismissed 01’ 140,000 people have been dismissed or suspended. there is now a commission to look at all those cases. you will see, from this episode is over that turkish
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democracy is functioning. that turkish judiciary democracy is functioning. that turkishjudiciary has democracy is functioning. that turkish judiciary has been functioning. followers were in every corner of society, the purge went wide. far too wide, many believe. protest in support of two academics on hunger strike for four months calling for theirjobs back alongside a human rights monument is now sealed off. a bleak metaphor for turkey's plight. the wife of one is herself on hunger strike in solidarity. this country have been tojoin strike in solidarity. this country have been to join the. translation: 0ne have been to join the. translation: one day your name is on the list and you are struck off. your life is turned upside down. europe are killed off by the system. there are in a critical state. they wa nt to there are in a critical state. they want to live but for their demands to be met. i cant think of the alternative. immortalised for generations to come as turkey's rebirth, it is being celebrated here as the legend of the 15th ofjuly.
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but for others it is a painful chapter that are still being written. there was a sharp slowdown in income growth in the run up to last month's general election, according to a think tank. the resolution foundation says that in the year leading up to may, incomes rose by 0.7% — the slowest in 5 years. pay for the top 1% though has risen sharply since 2015. with me is our business correspondent joe lynam. it sounds like a rather gloomy reading, this. what have they found? this is about income graves of the rate at which income, salaries, rent and deposit income, salaries, rent and deposit income has grown. in the run—up to the financial crisis the average rate of growth was around 2% then the big recession came and we all did a hit. what is the foundation are saying is that income growth rose in 2013, 2014 and 2015 but has fallen back since then and it affects different groups. so the older you are the more you're going
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to be affected. and a lot of this has got to do with property. assets. so young people are really struggling to get on housing ladder so struggling to get on housing ladder so they have to read. the costs are going up for them but they have no assets to show for that. the older you are, if you are a pensioner for example, you will have seen your property values soar and you are protected by the two block state pension. the top 1% people in the united kingdom, the wealthiest 1% own a quarter of all assets and they're heading for a record streak of all income growth. many thanks. if 15 old girl has died after suffering an anniversary action to a suspected illegal high in newton abbot in devon. she was taken to torbay district hospital earlier this morning after taking unknown substance. two other teenagers were taken to hospital as a precaution. two other teenagers were taken to hospital as a precaution. now it's a big day for sport — particularly in the tennis of course, here's hugh woozencroft at wimbledon... good afternoon. thank you, it's ladies‘ final day here, and a chance for venus williams to win her sixth
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singles title on centre court, and with it become the oldest ladies‘ singles champion in the open era. standing in her way is former french open champion garbine muguruza. david ornstein has more. when you share the name of the trophy, your destiny is surely to win it. that is partly what makes wimbledon so special full venus williams. she burst won the venus rose water dish 17 years ago and today she is hoping to do it again for the sixth time in her ninth final. i've played a lot of finals here. i could not have asked for more without asking for a little more, you know. one more win would be amazing. it will not be given but i will give it my all. welcome here is the prize itself. lifted by venus williams or her sister serena and incredible 12 times. this year the defending champion is absent through pregnancy so venus‘s task is to keep
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it in the family. serena is always in my corner and, you know, usually it is heard in these final so i'm trying my best to represent williams as best as i can. she is seeking her first wimbledon triumph since 2008, since then illness and injury have stored her career but two decades after first appearing here, stored her career but two decades afterfirst appearing here, venus is back and in the form of her life. she's playing a think as well as she's ever played. she is asked to improve the game to keep up with the rest of the competition. it might be the sport story of definitely the year, but maybe possibly for the last five years. the big of some 137 yea rs last five years. the big of some 137 years old, that would be the oldest woman to ever win a major. standing between venus and victor read is a spaniard. she has been irrepressible this fortnight but the nurses the firm favourite at if she lives up to the billing, her destiny will once more be a reality. away from wimbledon, the second day of the world
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pa ra—athletics championships is underway this morning in london. hannah cockroft got her competition off to the best possible start, last night she won the t34100 metres in a world record time. the busy weekend of sport continues, as silverstone hosts formula one's british grand prix. qualifying for the race starts in less than an hour. we've had the third and final practice session already today. lewis hamilton is looking good in front of the home fans. he was fastest this morning, and with his teammate valterri bottas facing a 5—place grid penalty for the race, plenty of reason for him to be cheerful. england's cricketers are playing theirfinal group game of the women's world cup right now. they are taking on west indies, having already qualified for the semi—finals. england were put into bat in bristol. and they lost wickets early on — sarah taylor was out first ball. moments ago they were
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91-4. and it's day two of the second test between england and south africa at trent bridge. the visitors started the day on 309 for 6. and james anderson has been in fine form in the first hour of play, he's taken four wickets today including that of vernon philander for 54 in the first over of the day. and a reminder, sean, coverage of the ladies singles final begins at1 o'clock on bbc1. thank you. enjoy your afternoon. enjoy your afternoon. you can see more on all of today's stories on the bbc news channel. the next news on bbc one is at 6:25pm this evening — bye for now. you are watching bbc news.
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laws on buying and carrying acid are to be reviewed by the government following a spate of attacks which took place in london on thursday night. five people had corrosive liquid thrown at them, including one man who is said to have suffered life—changing injuries. two teenage boys, aged 15 and 16, remain in custody on suspicion of robbery and grievous bodily harm with intent. andy moore's report contains flashing images and some scenes you may find distressing. dr simon harding is a senior lecturer in criminology at middlesex university — and has been researching acid attacks. he told me a short time ago that gangs are increasingly using corrosive substances as they are easier to get hold of. well, we know that over the past two 01’ well, we know that over the past two or three years, the number of attacks have been increasing. in the last year, the figures are up perhaps almost 75% on the year prior to that. in london, for example, we have had over 1800 attacks since 2010, 2011. the bass majority of
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those attacks appear to be occurring in east london, so there is a rather strange phenomenon taking place there. but certainly the numbers are up. now, in terms of the people who are carrying out these attacks, is there any evidence that this has become a preferred weapon? indeed. that appears to be the case. we have always had acid attacks. maybe not making the news, often used in terms of domestic violence of honour —based violence. that's the traditional method. but here in the traditional method. but here in the uk we now seem to have men attacking men, and it's largely around criminal organisations and urban street gangs. they appear to have adopted this as a weapon of choice and quite often a weapon of first choice rather than last resort. is there a correlation, is it possible to say whether there is a correlation between that, the rise in the use of acid as a weapon, and
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the efforts to restrict, for example, people's abilities to get hold of and use knives or guns? well, i certainly hear this when i speak to young gang affiliated young men. they tell me that they are aware of stop and search procedures and the crackdown to carry knives. so some of them tell me that they had switched to acid. it easier to carry, easier to disguise, the police don't look for it when they are doing stop and search. these young men can carry it, transparent it into a sports bottle and carry it that way. it's odourless, colourless and it can be thrown from a distance. whereas if you are attacking somebody with a knife you have to get very close. here you can maintaina have to get very close. here you can maintain a distance. said the many young people it's a recognisable weapon and a preferred weapon. a school that counts a host of well—known
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stars such as adele, amy winehouse, leona lewis and the new spiderman actor tom holland as its alumni, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. inspired by the 1980s film fame, the brit school has consistently produced students who have reached the top levels of creative industries, most notably in the music business. we're joined now by our correspondent colleen harris who's at the school in croydon for us. tell us all about it. lots of people think the brit school is just about music but it is not. it's dance, it is me is good theatre, its trauma is journalism. and what a formidable legacy it has. this is all about celebrating 25 years of that. we have had stars adele, a whitehouse, leona lewis, and the actress chris who's had an amazing career. tell us byjudge only have. who's had an amazing career. tell us byjudge only havelj who's had an amazing career. tell us byjudge only have. i came your analysis 14 and i actually saw the school talked about on blue
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peter which is where i got a lot of my information then. there was not so my information then. there was not so much google around then and i could not quite believe it was free because when i'd heard about performing arts schools before they we re performing arts schools before they were always, you know, costing money. so i came down to an open day andi money. so i came down to an open day and ijust money. so i came down to an open day and i just fell in money. so i came down to an open day and ijust fell in love with the place. the rooms, and the theatre department, which is what i wanted to do, were painted black and thought that was the weirdest thing i'd ever seen. there was a real buzz about the school and at that time it was even newer. . . about the school and at that time it was even newer... 25. told but then it was maybe only ten or so years old so it was a really young school. so what did it do for you in terms of opening up a world that wasn't accessible then? today would you have done. i think for a lot of us who came here who came from all over the country to come here to be able to come to base that was free, we could come to base that was free, we could come and get the specialised education, as well as all our other subjects, or so important ijust would have not got the training i needed to make the jump to drama school after the four years that i had here. itjust wouldn't shut school after the four years that i had here. it just wouldn't shut the door to a lot of us thatjust simply
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couldn't afford to get specialist training and a major bit more of the maker as well as a performer. i did media studies here that is theatre so media studies here that is theatre soi media studies here that is theatre so i was making television shows love learning about radio and i was learning to kind of produce and stage manager make things, be in control of making things as well as acting as well. and how did you come to star in the good fight? i actually ended up writing my own show. it is byjosephine baker. i'd been out of drama school and had a few years with unaided and i was working in a theatre and television but i was frustrated with some of the roles that i was being offered. there is a show going on behind us. i decided to write a show and put it on in i decided to write a show and put it onina i decided to write a show and put it on in a pub theatre underwent a bigger theatre in london and transferred to new york and producers of the good wife came to the show and they cast me in the good wife, which was really incredible. it was a brit school show and that was a one person show. it was nice.
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you are here looking at some of the teachers, it is kind of a reunion, isn't it? some of the old faces that you have not seen in all those yea rs. why did you come back? i am a little bit addicted to the school. i think a lot of people who have been here. you bump into someone and they say, iama you bump into someone and they say, i am a theatre student hair and you say, where you studying? no, i left yea rs say, where you studying? no, i left years ago. you have an attachment to the space and you want to come back. iama the space and you want to come back. i am a massive support of the school and want to see it go another 25 yea rs and want to see it go another 25 years and more. as changed the lives of so many young people in this country. and it is putting money back into our creative industries by producing those people. thank you. let's have a quick word with stewart. it is notjust about celebration, is it? funding challenges ahead like lots of schools in britain. we are celebrating 25 years as an extraordinary school for doctoral makers, djs, artists, actors. but
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we're also like other schools facing a challenge. we need support for the next 25 years. need people to get behind the school. this incredible place. it is free. we are really ambitious and she is right, we change the lives of so many people. backstage at one stage. and we want people to be part of the future. this was first state funded performing arts school when it open. the still state funded but you need more money. this is what it is about as well. we're looking for the silver. we're celebrating 25 years but the eyes of the people who want to support the school concert is a special place. it isa school concert is a special place. it is a place that matters to this country. and to the world of the arts. so therefore people who are keen to support it, we are keen to talk to those people. but you is the memory tree. today a long night students will be asked to put their memories and tie them to the tree and tributes to some of the people who were here. amy whitehouse, lots of you will
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remember and an r&b singer who we lost over the years. what is your favourite memory? 0f favourite memory? of being here? maybe it was saturday. we were the first school to march at pride. and i think that is quite powerful. there was a pride flag on top of the tents today. this circus tent which can hear behind you. and we are a school where people can be themselves. to celebrate themselves to the arts. the tour dance make movies or painting, andl the tour dance make movies or painting, and i think that is pretty powerful and we're proud of that. thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you for coming back as well. we will be coming back. imogen heap is performing a little bit later. she is a grammy award—winning singer songwriter. big names who came here and turned their talents. today is about celebrating 25 years of brit school. you were asking about his memory. what's yours? 0h, what's yours? oh, gosh. and i came here i burst
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into tears. it was really strange. i wasn't expecting it. it's 20 years. i've driven past it many times. this is the first time i've here and just ove rca m e is the first time i've here and just overcame he knee. my best memory was singing in the fourier, actually. we had concerts every web. people were performing everywhere and it was really small when i walked in today. it was strange. it was really weird. but an amazing place where dreams we re but an amazing place where dreams were really nurtured here. and we will speak to some of the teachers who were really instrumental in nurturing the talent here and just, legends, really. and you are one of them now. thank you all very much. enjoy the celebrations. we will talk to your little bit later. there are calls for a more consistent response to major incidents from all fire brigades in the uk following the grenfell tower disaster. a bbc news investigation found that crew levels and equipment vary significantly across the country —
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leading to what the fire brigade union has described as a postcode lottery. holly hamilton reports. more than a month on, there is now a clear picture of how the london fire brigade responded to the blaze. last week, it emerged it took more than 30 minutes for a high ladder to arrive after the first fire engine. until grenfell, automatically bringing this piece of equipment to a tower block was not part of its predetermined attendance plan. but a bbc newsnight investigation has found that differed from 70% of fire services in the uk with high—rise blocks in their region. the investigation also revealed significant variations in the number of fire engines dispatched across the country. it has prompted calls for the government to implement mandatory minimum requirements for fire services who are attending high—rise fires. we have raised concerns about this sort of issue for more than a decade. we used to have national standards of fire cover. we now have local so—called risk management plans. what they are in reality are budget management plans. you have seen that the risk assessments over time, as budgets are squeezed, the response has declined over the past few years.
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since grenfell tower, four services, including london and manchester, have changed their attendance plans, while nine say they still would not send an aerial ladder in the first instance. the home office says it's the responsibility of each fire and rescue authority to manage their own resources. holly hamilton, bbc news. identifying inherited heart conditions can save lives — but many of us don't know that we're carrying the gene that causes a disease known as hcm. sir david frost had the condition — and while it didn't cause his death — he did pass it on to one of his sons miles who died at the age of 31. now, his family is trying to help other people to find out if they could be affected. chris buckler reports. there's miles. miles, come here. in every child, you can find something of their parents, and often inherited alongside looks and characteristics are things that can't be seen.
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miles frost shared with his father david a gene responsible for a heart condition that led to his sudden death. for your 31—year—old brother to die, suddenly and unexpectedly, nothing can prepare you for it. and i'll never get over the pain of learning that for the first time. miles loved sport, and he seemed extremely healthy, but he died after going out for a run. his brothers have now set up a fund which, along with the british heart foundation, is paying for people to be tested for an inherited heart condition. miles would have had to adapt his life and stop playing sport, but at least he would be with us. now, that didn't happen, and we can look back and we can complain about that, or we can look forward and make sure it doesn't happen again for other people. three, two, one — go! sports clubs are starting to get to grips with how to deal with the problem.
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it is impossible to simply spot who might have an inherited condition on the pitch, but the gaelic athletic association says being aware of the possibility could save someone's life. we've a couple of sudden deaths within our own club, and it has been shocking, and we will go back to looking atjust giving advice to people. that doesn't necessarily mean not taking part in sport. it is just changing what they do on the field. most of the risk is thought to be associated with high—intensity sprinting—based activities. so we would normally steer people away from those activities. just do things within parameters. this is one of six centres across the country to be given funding. they will employ staff not just for families who have this gene, which is known as hcm, but also to offer some support to them. when you see it in the book...
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moira has been identified with the condition, and she has passed it onto her 14—year—old son. that means real adjustments for a football and rugby—mad teenager. rugby is a no—no, but he can play in nets, provided that there is that lower level of physical exertion. golf he can't continue with, which he also loves. but it will be a huge impact on him. the bottomline is it is better that he knows, and that we can make those adjustments in his life, and to live with the condition that he has. it is thought tens of thousands of people are carrying the gene in the uk, and targeted screening is at the heart of attempts to make sure they live long and active lives. a mixed bag this weekend. some rain
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in the forecast. it is a fairly warm and quitea in the forecast. it is a fairly warm and quite a multi—weekend. we have this wedge of warm air coming in from the atlantic. discovering in with a bit of a breeze. not the isobars on the chart. these websites are bringing rain moving from the west to east. a drying up process into the afternoon. that rain moves out into the north sea and leaves behind afair out into the north sea and leaves behind a fair bit of cloud. it will behind a fair bit of cloud. it will be wettest for longest across central and western parts of scotland. quite a dull and damp sort of day here. towards aberdeenshire we should see things drying up and the afternoon. we will see another speu the afternoon. we will see another spell of a working its way south across the northern isles. still warm here 21 degrees. ricky gray to the western side of the pennines. low cloud towards the south—west of england but a lot of dry weather. try but rather cloudy. a bit breezy.
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and on the one side. 2324 degrees in one 01’ and on the one side. 2324 degrees in one or two places and ugly sort of beauty things as well. the chance of an odd spot of rain early on in wimbledon but i think that will clear away as the latter of the afternoon. it will stay muggy into tomorrow's world. through this evening still quite wet. that rain is on the move, slipping southwards. a lot of low cloud ahead of that in the south and west of the uk. and it will be a muggy night farther south. 16 or 17. something fresher coming in from the north, ten — 12 degrees here. that's slightly fresher air will dominate. as with southwards the rain becomes increasingly light and patchy. it starts off a bit dull and patchy. it starts off a bit dull and dampfrom and patchy. it starts off a bit dull and damp from northern england and north wales but as that moves south rain becomes patchy. server that it becomes humid. behind it, much brighter skies coming in. becomes humid. behind it, much brighterskies coming in. in
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becomes humid. behind it, much brighter skies coming in. in the finals in scotland there will be some outbreaks of rain but not so through the central lowlands. some good spells of sunshine. 17—19d here and 24—25 in the south—eastern corner. next week, the north—south split continues on monday. into tuesday, maybe a little bit of rain coming in form the west. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: eu leaders would consider adjustments to the freedom of movement of people to accommodate the uk after brexit, tony blair has said. the former prime minister told the today programme one option was for britain "staying within a reformed eu." the principal of freedom of movement — it's important by the way and britain benefits enormously from freedom of movement. the question is whether there are changes, qualifications to it — not alteration of the indivisibility of the principle, but qualifications to it around the things that concern people. campaigners and some mps have called for a legal clampdown
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