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this is bbc news. the headlines at lipm. tony blair says eu leaders are willing to consider changing rules on the free movement of people to accommodate britain. majorities in france, germany, as well as the uk support changes around things like benefits, around things like people who come without a job who come to europe. laws on buying acid are to be reviewed by the government following a spate of attacks in london on thursday night. two teenage boys are in custody. a 15—year—old girl has died after taking a drug — formerly known as a "legal high" — in newton abbot in devon. also in the next hour — the anniversary of the failed coup in turkey. more than 150,000 state employees have been dismissed since the coup in which at least 260 people died . in which at least 260 people died. garbine muguruza secures her first wimbledon victory and second grand slam with a win against venus williams
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in the women's singles. your coach can't be here, so do you have a message for him? yeah, well, here it is! yeah, well, here it is! and — with donald trump in paris and theresa may fighting for brexit — we'll be looking at the issue of leadership this week with a panel of writers and journalists — in dateline london. that's coming up in half an hour. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. 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 be shifted, and the british might be willing to stay inside the eu if changes were made, such as stricter controls on migration. 0ur political correspondent,
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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? 0r delusional, blair was asked. i 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 our currency is down significantly, that's a prediction by the international markets as to our future prosperity. 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 is not £350 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
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institute for global change. saying this: saying: but their scepticism over whether there is really but there is 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 michel barnier said that the principles of freedom of movement, of people on the goods and services are indivisible. the eu itself has made it absolutely clear that the four freedoms including freedom of movement are indivisible, as they are called it. the chief negotiator barnier said that. they took four minutes to agree these guidelines. there is no debate in the eu. and it is complete nonsense. it is just another attempt to undermine brexit. tony blair has criticised the labour
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party for not championing a position on europe that is not different from the tories. jeremy corbyn says he has set out a path that is distinct from theresa may's. the issue is clear, i wanted to make it clear to michelle barnier, that we would not be doing what theresa may is proposing to do. we would have an investment—led economy, and that we were wanting a tariff free trade access to the european market. there is a huge integrating and manufacturing industry on both sides of the channel. 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. laws on buying and carrying acid are to be reviewed by the government following a spate of attacks
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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. where's it hurt, mate — your eyes? we need to try and get water in your eyes... in the aftermath of the first attack, police doused the victim with water. he was protected by his helmet, and lucky to escape with only minor injuries. but even so, it was a terrifying experience. i took off my helmet, and i wasjust screaming for help, because it was getting dry, and as much as it was getting dry, it was burning. so i was just screaming for water, screaming for help, knocking on all the doors and car windows. another moped rider attacked at this location was not so lucky. he has life—changing injuries to his face. the shadow home secretary called the attacks horrific and barbaric. she is calling for tighter controls.
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nobody in their own home needs pure sulphuric acid. there are different alternatives forjust cleaning your drains. no—one should be able to buy sulphuric acid unless they're a builder or a workman who needs it in the course of their profession, and they should have to have a licence. the government says it's working with the police to see what more can be done to combat the growing menace of acid attacks. andy moore, bbc news. dr simon harding is a senior lecturer in criminology at middlesex university — and has been researching acid attacks. he told us a short time ago that gangs are increasingly using corrosive substances as they are easier to get hold of. i think they are not very empathetic to the idea that this can lead to a years of hospital treatment and plastic surgery and operations
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that occur at a hospital burns unit. i think they really don't care. that's the reality of gang life. these young men operate in a world with very different rules to those that you and i might experience in society. and any opportunity to build their own reputation, to create fear amongst their peer group, will enhance their own personal reputation and their own level of respect, and in many ways that is what they are looking for. a 15—year—old girl has died in newton abbott after suffering an adverse reaction from what police are calling a ‘new psychoactive substance'.
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the girl was found unconscious in a park in newton abbott today. 0ur correspondent, chloe axford, is at the scene for us: we don't know the huge amounts but we know it was at this park on the edge of newton abbot in south devon does a girl was found unconscious in a playground behind me, that is sealed off this morning and police have examined it. called here this morning. sadly she died there. she was taken to torbay hospital and died there. another girl was taken in as a precaution. it is believed they were had taken a legal high that they have an adverse reaction to. police said the girl's family have been informed, and they are examining the scene for what the girls might have taken. two german tourists have been killed in stabbings at a hotel beach in the popular red sea resort
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of hurghada in egypt. at least four other people were injured and a man has been arrested. the knifeman initially killed the two women before injuring two other tourists at the zahabia hotel. he then swam to a nearby beach and attacked and wounded two more people before he was overpowered by staff and arrested. a 31—year—old man has died after being attacked by two men on a moped at greenwich in south—east london. the police say the victim was on a street when he was stabbed and shots were fired. he was pronounced dead at the scene and his family have been informed. no arrests have been made. the authorities in turkey have sacked a further 7000 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. 0ur correspondent mark lowen reports and a warning you might find some of the images in this report distressing.
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turkey's nightmare was unleashed as the plotters seized the bosphorus bridge. sabri unsal 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. then 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 am nota hero. to be a hero, i would have had to stop the tanks. i wish the coup had never happened. 0n the 15th july, rogue soldiers bombed government buildings and seized roads. more than 260 people were killed. the coup attempt failed. the coup soon became the purge, with over 50,000 arrested,
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accused of ties to the alleged plotter, the cleric fethullah gulen. president erdogan called it a gift from god to cleanse the virus of gulen followers. critics say all dissent has been crushed. the government hits back that the real crime was the coup itself, not what came afterwards. we are actually saving turkish democracy, turkish rule of law, turkish future from a power— hungry criminal network. 140,000 people have been dismissed or suspended. there is now a commission to look at all those cases. you will see, when this episode is over, that turkish democracy is functioning, the turkishjudiciary has been functioning. gulen followers were in every corner of society. the purge went wide, far too wide, many believe. protests in support of two academics on hunger strikes for four months, calling for theirjobs back. alongside, a human rights
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monument is now sealed off. a bleak metaphor for turkey's plight. the wife of one is herself on hunger strike in solidarity. this in a country hoping tojoin the eu. translation: one day your name is on a list and you are struck off. your life is turned upside down. you're killed off by the system. they are in a critical state. they want to live but for their demands to be met. i cannot 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, but for others, it is a painful chapter that is still being written. mark lowen, bbc news, istanbul. earlier, mark explained how the coup was being seen one year on. that was the gravest ever attack on
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the turkish state and turkish democracy survived it. the people stood up to the danks for the first time, foiling the fifth successive coup in modern turkish history, so it is seen by the government and certainly seen by a lot of the country back then, a year ago, as a great defeat for the coup plotters and a sign that turkey has matured. however, that unity against the coup has not lasted and has not translated into a unified support for this government. just a few days after the coup attempt, the state of emergency was declared and that was the beginning of an unprecedented nationwide purge. 7,500 dismissals last night adding to 150,000 sacked or suspended. 50,000 arrested.
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there is a feeling among the critics that the government has used the opportunity to crush dissent, to eliminate opponents and notjust the coup plotters. so that is why one side of the country is cheering as the turning point the modern turkish history, the other side is increasingly fearful for turkey's future. we heard somebody from the turkish government talking about turkish democracy. what is day—to—day life like under turkish democracy? under the state of emergency, the right of assembly is limited. assembly is severly limited. so there are few protests allowed. that said there was a large opposition protest that culminated last week. 1 million people gathering after a 3.5 week long march, calling forjustice.
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but recep tayyip erdogan labelled them as terrorism supporters. the calculation was to take that they had to allow it to happen but it was a one—off. so protests are limited. the ability to speak out is limited. if you are seen to insult the president you are struck off. if you are deemed to criticise the government publicly. you face pressure. 1,100 academics who signed calling for an called for an end to turkish armed conflict against the kurdish minority were struck off. so for all number of reasons you can be arrested and suspended and by government decree, you find yourself on a list, a decree and you lose yourjob. last week, ten human rights act visits, rights activisits, including the head of amnesty international turkey, were arrested for being in a membership of an armed terrorist organisations. so the charges are levelled
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left, right, centre. but the government insists that the coup plotters have run far and wide, that they have to root out the virus. but still turkey feels lost, divided and the sense of unity against the coup has not lasted to a year on. the headlines and bbc news now. tony blair says some eu leaders may be willing to consider changes to the rules of freedom of movement, to help britain stay in the single market. the government says it is considering more controls on corrosive substances following a spate of attacks in london on thursday night. two teenage boys are in custody. a 15—year—old girl has died after taking a drug formerly known as taking a legal high in newton abbott. in sport, garbine muguruza beat venus williams to win wimbledon. the spaniard beat the five—time champion in straight sets, 7—5, 6—0, to win the famous trophy for the first time.
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lewis hamilton storms to pole for silverstone grand prix, equalling the record for five poles at silverstone. sebastian vettel was third fastest. england face the second test at trent bridge, 193—6 along way behind south africa's total of 335. england's women are on course to top their group at the world cup. they are chasing 221, they are 99—7. and as we were hearing, spain's garbine muguruza has won herfirst wimbledon title. the 23—year—old beat venus williams in straight sets, overwhelming her american opponent in 77 minutes. it comes two yea rs opponent in 77 minutes. it comes two years after opponent in 77 minutes. it comes two yea rs after serena opponent in 77 minutes. it comes two years after serena williams, beat garbine muguruza in the final two yea rs garbine muguruza in the final two years ago. hugh woozencroft is at wimbledon for us.
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is this the first time that a final has been won on a hawk—eye decision? no, it is not the first time we have seen it here at wimbledon. but a strange end to the match. garbine muguruza winning a challenge to sale victory. but a stunning performance throughout the match. thoroughly deserved. she is newly crowned as the win of the ladies singles, beating venus williams in two straight sets. two contrasting sets. the first to venus williams but garbine muguruza then ruthless from then on, the second set different, 6-0 then on, the second set different, 6—0 in favour. the first woman to win the championship here since her stand—in coach won in win the championship here since her stand—in coach won “119911. win the championship here since her stand—in coach won in 1994. but a worthy winner. dropping one set in
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her matches over the two weeks. 0nly broken four times. a stunning performance from her on the day and across the two weeks and for venus williams, the fairy tale story was not to be. she would have been the old est not to be. she would have been the oldest grand slam winner, aiming to her sixth grand slam champion. but the endearing images of the day will be of garbine muguruza winning her first title. she was beaten in 2015, when serena williams beat her. but today the exact opposite. greeted by king carlos of spain. giving her a big hug. a fantastic win and a fantastic day for garbine muguruza, the ladies champion here at wimbledon. many were left in shock at the speed that the match took place. and comment made at how weary, perhaps, venus was looking? well at the age
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of 37, it was a fantastic performance to reach the final. after the match garbine muguruza spoke about how she would watch venus williams‘s matches as a young girl. it brought a rafter of laughterfrom the girl. it brought a rafter of laughter from the centre court fans. but the realise is that it was a fantastic performance from her. the last time venus won was in 2008. she has struggled with fatigue and joint problems but bounced back. but garbine muguruza put in a performance that really did deserve the championship title. hugh, thank you. wages are increasing at their slowest rate for five years according to new research. the resolution foundation — which analyses living standards — says average income growth halved to 0—point—7 % in the year before the general election, as our business correspondent, joe lynam, reports. when theresa may became prime minister a year ago,
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she promised to work hardest for those "just about managing." but a year later, those so—called jams have seen the rate at which their incomes grow more than halved. in 2016, it stood at 1.6%, butjust before the general election, it fell to 0.7%. before the financial crisis in 2008, incomes had grown an average rate ofjust over 2%. incomes for younger families, though, have not risen at all in 15 years. while pensioner incomes have grown by 30% in that time, due to soaring property values. the big winners have been those with mortgages, who have seen the interest rate on their mortgage come down significantly. and if they've stayed in theirjobs, yes, they may not get the earnings growth they wanted, but they have benefited from the low interest rates. the big losers have been the young people. young people are still 10% lower than where they were today. and if they're renting, there is even more pressure on the budget. while average households have
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seen their income stagnate of late, the wealthiest 1% of the population are said to have the largest—ever share of britain's total wealth. joe lynam, 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 too. chris buckler reports. there's milesy. milesy, 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. miles frost shared with his father
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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. 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 had a couple of sudden deaths
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within our own club, and it has been shocking, and we will go back to looking at it and 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. encouraging them just to stay active stilljust 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. 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
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lower level of physical exertion. golf he can continue with, which he also loves. but it will be a huge impact on him. the bottom—line is it is better that he knows, and that he 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 ensure they live long and active lives. let's find out how the weather is looking with nick miller. going into the evening it is
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scotla nd going into the evening it is scotland and northern ireland seeing outbreaks of rain. turning clearer behind the weather system, a few spots in scotland dipping down single figures. part two of the weekend. a sunnier picture for scotland, for northern ireland and then for northern england a fresher feel. showers on a brisk wind running to northern scotland. the cloud edges southwards to england and wales, with light rain and drizzle it could threaten the silverstone grand prix or wimbledon with a shower but warm and humid, close to the area of cloud and with sunny spells ahead of that. high pressure brings lots of fine weather for monday and much of tuesday. that's it from me. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: eu leaders
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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 principle of freedom of movement is important. britain benefits from that freedom of movement. the question is whether there are change, qualifications to it, not to alter the principle but qualifications to it, around the things that concern people. events will be held in turkey later to mark the first anniversary of a failed coup in which at least 260 people died. since the coup, the government has dismissed more than 150,000 employees from state institutions. campaigners and some mps have called for a legal clampdown to prevent acid attacks, after five attacks took place in london on thursday. two boys aged 15 and 16 have been arrested. a 15—year—old girl has died
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after taking a drug, formerly referred to as a "legal high", in newton abbot in devon. the girl was taken to torbay district hospital early this morning after taking the substance. gabine muguruza secures her first wimbledon victory and second grand slam with a win against venus williams in the women's singles. now on bbc news, dateline london. they are leaders, but are they leading?
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donald trump was treated like, well, royalty in paris as the french celebrated their revolution on friday's bastille day. in london, theresa may was trumpeting a different sort of revolution, publishing the legislation that will take britain out of the european union. yet mrs may is a much diminished figure after losing her parliamentary majority, and president trump is distracted by the investigation into links between his campaign — and his family — and the russians. it can't be often that they envy iraq's prime minister, but it was haider al—abadi who looked like a leader as he held the flag of iraq aloft on the streets of mosul, celebrating the rout of islamic state. to discuss leadership this week, i'm joined by four leading lights ofjournalism. american journalist stryker mcguire, who's london editor for bloomberg markets, polly toynbee, columnist with the guardian newspaper, the portuguese writer eunice goes and mustapha karkouti, a broadcaster based in the gulf.
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