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this is bbc news. the headlines at 4pm... roger federer becomes the first man to win eight wimbledon titles after beating first—time finalist marin cilic in three sets. this is the scene live, where roger federer is reacting to his remarkable achievement. that win against a player who was clearly injured, marin cilic suffering a foot injury ina marin cilic suffering a foot injury in a disappointing end to his prospects. the chancellor, philip hammond, criticises cabinet colleagues for briefing against him as he defends his position on public sector pay. mr hammond says workers in the public sector receive a "premium" compared to the private sector. public sector workers on average are paid about 10% more than private sector workers. relative to private sector workers, are they overpaid? they are paid about a 10% premium relative to private sector workers. acid attack offenders could face life sentences as a new review looks
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into classifying corrosive substances as dangerous weapons. also in the next hour — just who's new at the controls of the tardis? fans will find out in the next hour who's going to be the new time lord in charge. or could it be a time lady? lewis hamilton wins for the fifth time the british grand prix, taking top spot on the podium for the fourth consecutive year at silverstone. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. within the last few minutes, roger federer has made history by winning his eighth men's singles title. he beat marin cilic in straight sets to win the final, but cilic suffered a
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foot injury and was clearly struggling for much of the match. he was in tears at one point when receiving treatment. let's hear sue barker's interview taking place live on centre court. you can go really file in your life. i think i did that. i kept on believing and dreaming and here they are today. at my age, it is fantastic. and i know what it means to you all sort of play on this court. it means the world to you and i think the fans have shown real appreciation of everything you have done over the years as well. yes, it is such a special court. so many legends have marked this court. the women's game, the men's game, doubles, mixed, you name it. all of it together. to be here today with marin cilic, celebrating tennis is very special. from day one until finals day, centre court is packed and the players appreciate it so much. it is
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a dream to play here and i hope this was not my last match and they can come back and defend the title next year. —— and that i can come back. when you were victorious in 2012, your girls were when you were victorious in 2012, yourgirls were here. when you were victorious in 2012, your girls were here. know your boys are here. kernel. we have no -- they have no clue what is going on. they think this is a nice playground. one day hopefully understand. but it is very special. digger girls enjoy watching you play? —— do your girls. they enjoyed a little bit. they come for the finals, i guess. it is a wonderful moment for us as a family. i would like to thank everyone my tea m i would like to thank everyone my team and to the team of marin cilic. you guys worked hard as well. but this one is for us. thank you
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switzerland, thank you team, thank you everybody. and we thank you as well. wimbledon champion, ladies and gentlemen, roger federer! commentator: the two girls are probably slightly affected because they know exactly what is going on and a little boys clearly don't. wonderful. they will have a word with dad later. as the traditional photo call takes place in front of the royal box. and a couple of layers of photographers kind the rope. these are the pictures that will be beamed out around the world. they go around so quickly now. this wonderful image. not hard to see why this is the world's most marketable athlete. he speaks so well and he plays so beautifully. records seem to follow every time he gets to the court. ——
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seem every time he gets to the court. —— seem to fall. who would have thought the floodgates would open at wimbledon in terms of his success quite like it has. he has beaten the likes of sampras in 2001. it heralded something special. he lost in the next year to... in the first round. but from that point on, philippoussis and roddick, nadal, all have succumbed to this man. only djokovic has beaten him in a final. djokovic has beaten him in a final. djokovic and the daleks of course in 2008. -- djokovic and the daleks of course in 2008. —— djokovic and nadal. marin cilic is nothing to be embarrassed about, being outplayed by quite possibly the best male player that has ever lived. and this parents are
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very proud of them. this is roger's stage, as so often in the past. that's it, stay where you are. a superb success that's it, stay where you are. a superb success once that's it, stay where you are. a superb success once again. he has eight of these replicas, which is greedy. you have to have a house to keep them all in. he has won so many titles. 93 tournament victories in his career, that has brought in over $100 million in official prize—money. had about ten times that in endorsements. the chairperson of the all—england club commiserating with marin cilic. he has won and lost many times and self asa has won and lost many times and self as a player before, so he will understand. there we are. roger federer holding
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aloft the trophy for the wimbledon tournament. we will be listening to coverage from bbc one of these wonderful scenes at wimbledon. it is a real triumph or roger federer personally and professionally. all his family near to see this achievement. you can; it... it was not quite the victory he would have called for at the beginning of the match. because have a well marin cilic played, it is fair to say that the injury he received and the frustration must have affected his performance. we stopped to our correspondent has been an wimbledon not just today but for much correspondent has been an wimbledon notjust today but for much of tournament. at least it was not a retirement, which we speculated could possibly be on the cards. the match finished pretty quickly. what was your assessment of the two
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players' performance? particularly the way that marin cilic dealt with the way that marin cilic dealt with the injury. marin cilic is known for his strong mentality. it was good to see him battle through to the end of the match. obviously, losing in straight sets was the opposite of what he would have hoped for. but 3-0 what he would have hoped for. but 3—0 down in the second set, we saw him call the doctor on. he was in floods of tears. you could see the obvious frustration and pain that he was in. we do not know the exact injury but we do know that he was struggling throat. he is well—known for his service game and that was poor throughout. he would have needed that weapon against roger federer, who is in such great form. he wins the title here for an historic eighth time at wimbledon. his 19th grand slam title. he did not drop a single set in his seven matches. he is really a throwback.
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roger federer winning his first title here since 2012. he was beaten finalist novak djokovic in 2014 and 2015. you can see the emotion at the end of the match. he was in tears as he the trophy. it was really a fantastic performance from roger federer, who won the australian open ll in the year. he skipped the french open because that tournament on clay has particular stresses of the body. he taking care of himself and it has reaped rewards at this yea r‘s and it has reaped rewards at this year's wimbledon. seven straight wins, not a single set drop. fantastic performance from roger federer. that means he goes one ahead of pete sampras as well. fantastic result for him. we saw his family there and emotional words. he spoke of his children and all his team, giving thanks. but it was a fantastic performance from him. it is just fantastic performance from him. it isjust sad fantastic performance from him. it is just sad that the seventh seed, marin cilic, and those inside centre court did not have more of a competition to geelong today. the
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consolation is the other prize—money and other endorsements, never mind the publicity and attention. in the end, they are in it to win. it must a lwa ys end, they are in it to win. it must always be frustrating to be the runner—up, even more so when you always be frustrating to be the runner—up, even more so when you do not feel you give a performance he intended to give. yes, that is correct. but we know what sport is like. we have seen so many mormons over the years. we saw yesterday venus williams, a five—time onward and champion, losing the second set 6-0. and champion, losing the second set 6—0. sometimes sport. his moment ‘s. —— sometimes, sport throws up these moments. but it was obvious marin cilic was in some discomfort and the emotional pain etched on his face in the second set. we will find a dingy course when his beats the media about what he was feeling. —— find out in due course. he is the 2014 us
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open champion. just 20 years old, you will hopefully be back again the wimbledon final. but for roger federer, just short of his 36th earth day, he becomes the second old est earth day, he becomes the second oldest man to win a grand slam after ken rosewood at wimbledon in 1974. fantastic performance from him. really, we don't want to take anything away from roger federer. fantastic tournament, not dropping a single set. roger federer, for the eighth time, a very worthy winner at wimbledon. thank you very much. or you —— hope you get chance to drink something called us and strongest before you head off in the sunshine. —— something called cold and is strongly. stay with us because we will bring you the news of the new doctor who
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as soon as you the news of the new doctor who as soon as we you the news of the new doctor who as soon as we get it on bbc one. the chancellor, phillip hammond, has defended the government's pay policy, saying public sector workers get a 10% premium over the private sector once pensions are taken into account. mr hammond would not comment on reports today that he said public workers were "overpaid", but pointed out ministers should not be discussing private cabinet meetings. our political correspondent, jonathan blake, reports. the man of the moment, for perhaps the wrong reasons. philip hammond has, for the second time in a week, found himself defending private comments in public. the sunday times reports that during a cabinet meeting on tuesday, the chancellor used language that the paper says left his colleagues thunderstruck. mr hammond reportedly said, public sector workers are overpaid when you take into account pensions. would he deny that? i've told you, i'm not going to talk about what comes out of a private cabinet meeting. five of your colleagues have. they shouldn't have done because cabinet meetings are supposed to be a private space in which we have a serious discussion.
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i am the chancellor. you would expect me to put a discussion about public sector pay in the context of the fiscal and economic situation that we face. prison officers, teachers and nurses are among 5 million public sector workers whose annual pay rises are capped at 1%. that is below inflation, meaning in real terms many have seen their pay cut. at the general election, labour promised to scrap the pay cap, but do public sector workers deserve a pay rise above inflation? i think they do but that will be up to the review bodies. what i won't be doing, which this government has done, is write to the review bodies and say, yes, you can review the pay, but you can only go up 1%, which effectively means a pay cut for most people. the chancellor's position on public sector pay is being used by some of his colleagues to paint him as out of touch, and according to the man himself, by those who disagree with him about brexit. if you want my opinion, some of the noise is generated
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by people who are not happy with the agenda that i have, over the last few weeks, tried to advance of ensuring that we achieve a brexit which is focused on protecting our economy, protecting ourjobs and making sure that we can have continued rising living standards in the future. as protests over public sector pay continue, the chancellor says ministers should be getting on with the job but the prime minister's authority is damaged after the election result and ministers do not seem to be in the mood for doing as they are told. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, has accused the chancellor of being out of touch when it comes to public sector pay. speaking at the annual festival commemorating the tolpuddle martyrs in dorset, mr corbyn said mr hammond was detached from the reality of many people's lives. i think he is living on a different planet to many others. public sector workers have had wages
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frozen for the past seven years. health workers, in reality, have had a 14% cut in pay. many teachers don't stay on in the profession because they can't afford to find somewhere to live on the salaries that they get and the strain they are under because of shortages. and many of our children are suffering because teachers frequently leave and have to be replaced, and so they don't get that continuity. i think he needs to think about these things a bit more. we need to lift the public sector pay cap and allow public sector employees and their employers to negotiate for the future. does it make you feel angry that those running the country and making decisions at the moment seem to have such a big disconnect with people's actual experience? well, people have to be connected. if you're in politics, you have to be connected with the lives of the rest of the community. at the end of the day, that's why you are there and who you are there to represent. i just think there should be a bit more time spent talking to people who do all the difficultjobs in the public services. it is notjust those who are executives and directors. you need to talk to those that collect our bins, sweep our streets,
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that look after our children in nurseries and in hospitals. those porters, cleaners, admin staff, mental health workers, talk to all of them and realise the stress, pressure and dedication they have to public service. jeremy corbyn speaking in dorset earlier. the headlines on bbc news... roger federer becomes first man to win eight wimbledon championships after beating marin cilic in straight sets in their final. chancellor philip hammond criticises cabinet colleagues for briefing against him, as he defends his position on public sector pay and says they receive a premium compare the private sector workers. acid attack offenders could face life sentences as a new review looks into classifying corrosive substances as dangerous weapons. sport now — time for a full round up from the bbc sport centre.
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it is mainly wimbledon, to be fair. roger federer has cruised to a record breaking eighth wimbledon title. the swiss 35—year—old beat croatia's marin cillic in straight sets to complete the tournament without dropping a set. let's get to wimbledon now, where hugh woozencroft has been following the action for us. hugh, not exactly a classic final but probably the result everyone wanted to see. he is such an incredible athlete, roger federer. many other fans where wearing red. hoping swiss roger federer could make itan hoping swiss roger federer could make it an eight wimbledon title in the men's singles and he did in straight sets, against croatian marin cilic. it was not the match we would have hoped for. the two players played five sets last year but today it was not to be and marin cilic was really not serving well in the opening set for stop at 3—0 down
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in the second, having been broken twice, he was very emotional indeed. he called on the trainer and doctor. he called on the trainer and doctor. he was in floods of tears. we do not know if it was the occasion overcoming him of the injury, but he was not playing to his full capacity at that point. he then went on to lose 6—1 in that set, and the final set 6—4. it was the result many people hoped for. roger federer making history at wimbledon. he goes one ahead of eight sam —— pete sampras. his 19th grand slam and all. fantastic performance over two weeks. he did not drop a single set. it was a great moment for him. he was in tears, very emotional. it has been five years and see won the title. he was beaten finalist in 2014 and 2015, losing to novak djokovic twice. it was a slice of redemption for him. centre court is
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is home from home. it is his eighth win here. fantastic moment for him and the fans who supported him. wonderfulfor roger and the fans who supported him. wonderful for roger federer but not great for andy murray, who could not defend his title. but there was success in the men's wheelchair doubles yesterday and we have had more success today in the women's wheelchair doubles. many british fa ns wheelchair doubles. many british fans would have been hoping johanna konta and andy murray could make it through to the final weekend but it wasn't to be. but it was pretty success. the wheelchair doubles final, the winners have done it for the fourth consecutive time. they beat the second seeds from the netherlands. they came from one set down to date the last two 6—3 and a decider 6—0. fantastic performance, winning four straight title. more british interest in centre court sought them actually. heather watson andjamie
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sought them actually. heather watson and jamie murray in the mixed doubles coming up shortly. martina hingis teaming withjamie doubles coming up shortly. martina hingis teaming with jamie murray. still more for the fans to cheer on centre court. asi as i said, it wasn't all wimbledon. it was merely, but we have some interesting formula 1 news as well. lewis hamilton has won the british grand prix for a record—equalling fifth time. the historic victory moves him to within a point of sebastien vettel at the half way stage — after the championship leader suffered a dramatic late puncture. patrick gearey reports from silverstone. british formula 1 fans arrived here at silverstone not just british formula 1 fans arrived here at silverstone notjust with robot expectation and that is because lewis hamilton keeps on delivering. he is now a record equalling five—time grand prix winner at silverstone, four of those in a row. he had a perfect race. he recorded the fastest lap and of course he wondered british grand prix. behind him, more interesting contest. sebastian vettel, he was immediately
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overta ken sebastian vettel, he was immediately ove rta ke n by sebastian vettel, he was immediately overtaken by max verstappen. it was a fascinating is the full —— castle. both ferraris suffered punctures. kimi raikkonen move from second to third. vettel moved from second to seven. lewis hamilton is made up a lot of ground on vettel. he is only one point behind in the driver standings and that title race is d eftly standings and that title race is deftly now on. england's cricketers will need to produce a herculean effort if they're to avoiud defeat in their second test against south africa at trent bridge the two lists have extended their lead. —— tourists. england lead the four match series 1-0. that's all sport for now. you can keep up to date with all those stories on the bbc sport website. i'll have more in the next hour. we will indeed. thank you very much.
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tougher sentences for people convicted of acid attacks are to be considered as part of a government review. the latest official figures suggest there were more than 400 assaults involving corrosive substances in england and wales in the six months to april. here's our home affairs correspondent, danny shaw. the effects can be devastating. this is 21—year—old resham khan after acid was thrown at her through a car window while she waited at traffic lights. her cousin jameel muhktar also suffered severe burns in the attack in east london last month. a man has been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent. attacks like this appear to be on the increase. police provided data for acid attacks between last november and april this year. 408 incidents were recorded by police in 39 forces. the most commonly used substances
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were bleach, ammonia and acid. one in five offenders was younger than 18, where the age of the suspect was known. the home secretary, amber rudd, has now ordered a review to ensure that everything possible is being done to prevent acid attacks. life sentences in the most serious cases are already available. the home office wants perpetrators to feel the full force of the law. a lot of victims have said that really their life has been ruined, so why aren't there life sentences? so to really make sure that the whole system really responds urgently and thoroughly to this appalling crime, and at the heart of everything we do must be the victim. the review will also examine whether the 1972 poisons act should be widened to cover more substances. retailers will be consulted about measures to restrict sales of harmful chemicals. customers may have to provide proof of their age. in the latest attacks on thursday night, five moped riders in london
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were allegedly targeted in the space of 90 minutes. a 16—year—old boy has been charged and will appear in court tomorrow. british politics is at a "dangerous moment" because of the abuse and intimidation of mps, according to the chairman of the committee on standards in public life, lord bew. he told bbc radio 4's the westminster hour that new laws may be necessary to protect politicians. emma vardy reports. during an hour—long debate last week, mps described how they faced physical intimidation and threats during the general election campaign from supporters of rival parties. we are talking about mindless abuse. labour's diane abbott said she had a torrent of racist and sexist abuse including death threats. the conservative, simon hart, said colleagues were targeted by people intent on driving them out of politics altogether. in an interview for tonight's westminster hour on radio 4,
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lord bew says today's heightened levels of abuse, particularly via the internet, may put people off from standing for parliament or in local elections. it is particularly difficult to see what can be done about social media. we cannot afford to lose people of quality in our political life. we may be approaching a tipping point. this is a dangerous moment. we do not want to slide down a path, which was the case here in northern ireland for decades, of a culture of intimidation. he added that while public debate must be vigorous, it must avoid what he called the tinge of nastiness and hatred that he said had emerged in more recent times. he said not enough had been done to condemn abusive behaviour by some activists during the general election and the new laws could be considered to protect candidates. doctor who fans will soon find out
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who will emerge from the tardis as the 13th time lord. it follows end the 13th time lord. it follows end the speculation about who was going to succeed peter capaldi. we should now very shortly. entertainment correspondent explains. in the six months since peter ca paldi announced he was stepping down from the role, there has been a huge amount of speculation about who his replacement will be when he regenerates in this year's christmas special. regeneration was first introduced on doctor who in the 1960s. an ingenious solution to the problem of how to continue a show after the departure of the actor playing its lead role. since the show returned, it has consistently been one of the bbc‘s biggest hits. a successful combination of a proven sci—fi format and a charismatic lead actor. expectation for the new doctor is certain to be high.
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emily, you are from doctor who magazine, you must know who it is? i honestly do not know. so few people know, it is a big top—secret. whoever it is, they have massive shoes to fill. taking over from peter capaldi, he has been a great doctor and an established actor. whoever it is, i imagine they are feeling quite nervous now. for over 50 years, the person playing the doctor has always been two things, white and male. many will be disappointed if that again turns out to be the case. others say they should simply cast the best performer available. fans will find out who has the role later today. ican i can now bring you the breaking news. it has been revealed live on bbc one within the last 30 seconds that the new doctor who is indeed a woman actor. it isjodie whittaker. jodie whittaker, known for her appearance in broadchurch, where she
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played the mother of the little boy who was murdered in the first series and has been a regular character in all three of this series. she is the 13th actor to play the doctor role, the first woman after years of speculation and daily say, some shameless pr effort by the bbc in 1980 when they first floated the idea of a female doctor who. nonetheless, it has now come to pass. it is big news for doctor who fans. big news in the world of television as well. it is up a traditionally played by a male actor, but there is no reason when you're talking about aliens that the character should be male orfemale. the question is how audiences respond, not just the question is how audiences respond, notjust hardened fans. we will speak to one in a few moments but more importantly that worldwide audience, numbering billions, who now watch the doctor laws—mac adventures every yea r.
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now watch the doctor laws—mac adventures every year. also, and this is important, make a big financial contribution through the various forms of merchandise that they buy. doctor who is one of the big money spinners of world broadcasting. let's speak to mark ford. we're calling your doctor who superfan. ford. we're calling your doctor who super fan. i don't ford. we're calling your doctor who superfan. i don't know how ford. we're calling your doctor who super fan. i don't know how you ford. we're calling your doctor who superfan. i don't know how you like to describe yourself for stoplj superfan. i don't know how you like to describe yourself for stop i am not a nerd! you're not doing this interview from your bedroom. this is a good sign. i do see daylight regularly. it is all good. first reaction? about time. i have got to be honest. there has been so much speculation. i remember the comic relief version of doctor who with rowan atkinson, written by steven moffat. isle of lewis thoughtjoanna lu mley moffat. isle of lewis thoughtjoanna lumley —— and i always thought joanna lumley would have made a brilliant doctor. absolutely superb. she looks the part already. and
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she's only 35. she is actually really quite young to be playing the doctor. we have peter capaldi, obviously of the older generation. and it surprises many people, because they think of previous doctors being older when cast. and so doctors being older when cast. and so much make—up involved. there was no forte tv back then. you can get away with a lot in black and white. what is really good to see another really good actress or act whole, however she would like to be called in this case, take on the role. peter capaldi had a lot of gravitas around the world and people have taken notice. i think this is a really good thing and, for all of the people who have been harping on about it for years, police just shut up about it for years, police just shut up now, you have a female doctor! lets see how good she is and how could this is. this is the beauty of

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