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this is bbc news. the headlines at 7pm: the chancellor criticises cabinet colleagues for briefing against him as he defends his position on public—sector pay. 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. a new dimension for one of briatin‘s best—loved tv programmes — jodie whittaker becomes the first woman to play doctor who. what a player! roger federer becomes the first man to win eight wimbledon finals after beating first—time finalist marin cilic in three sets. acid—attack offenders could face life sentences as a new review looks into classifying corrosive substances as dangerous weapons. and lewis hamilton makes up ground in the formula one drivers‘
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championship, winning the british grand prix for a fifth time, and for the fourth consecutive year. good evening. the chancellor, philip hammond, has said cabinet colleagues who have been briefing the media against him should instead focus on thejob in hand. after newspaper reports about discussions around the cabinet table, he said noise was being generated by people opposed to his focus on jobs and the economy during brexit. he also addressed claims he'd described public—sector workers as overpaid. here's our political correspondent, eleanor garnier. the man of the moment — for perhaps the wrong reasons.
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philip hammond has, for the second time in a week, found himself defending private comments in public. 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. 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. among the millions of public sector workers, it is teachers out protesting today, along with doctors and nurses, who faced a 1% pay cap. celebrating workers‘s rights in dorset, the labour leader accused the chancellor of being out of touch. i think he's living on a different planet to many others. public sector
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workers have had frozen wages, health workers have had a cut in pay, many teachers do not stay on in the profession because they cannot find somewhere to live on the money they get, they leave because of shortages. in an unusual move, the chancellor slapped down cabinet rivals briefing against. some of the noise is generated 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 oui’ advance, of ensuring that we achieve our brexit which is focused on protecting our economy, protecting oui’ protecting our economy, protecting our jobs, protecting our economy, protecting ourjobs, and making sure we can have continued rising living standards in the future. one of the cabinet's prominent leave campaigners, the international trade secretary, denied being behind the briefings. i absolutely deplorable
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weeks from the cabinet, i think my colleagues should be very quiet, stick to their own departmental duties, and i think that the public expect us to be disciplined and effective. our backbenchers are furious and only people smelling and this will be in berlin and paris. public sector workers continue to make their concerns known, as it seems to members of the cabinet, who, with the prime minister's authority in tatters, are in no mood to you as they are told. —— to do as they're told. and we'll find out how this story, and many others, are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30pm and 11:30pm this evening. the new star of doctor who has been revealed — jodie whittaker will become the first woman to play the time lord. she's best known for her role
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in broadchurch and will take overfrom peter capaldi. our entertainment correspondent, lizo mzimba reports. time travel shall doctor who making history. jodie whittaker says she is overwhelmed, as a feminist, as a woman and as an actor, to be cast as the drama's first female doctor. it isa the drama's first female doctor. it is a role which demands a huge range of emotion, something that she has often demonstrated, from comedies like saint trillions. you will have to forgive me, i have been out caning it all weekend. from now on, you do not see —— see nothing in front people. to a bereaved mother in broadchurch. let us bereaved mother in broadchurch. let us handle the media. casting is
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strong female lead has been a popular strategy with audiences in films like star wars and in television in shows like game of thrones. do you think all fans will welcome a female doctor?” thrones. do you think all fans will welcome a female doctor? i think that most well, someone not be sure, but they should remember that doctor who is all about change and this is potentially a really big, really exciting change to the show. with the bbc having committed itself to greater diversity, it will be hoping that today's announcement will not only excite viewers but also clearly demonstrate that the time travel show has moved firmly into the 20th century. fans have ta ken century. fans have taken to twitter in their thousands to comment on the new doctor. while many are rejoicing at the news that the 13th time lord will be a woman, some are unhappy. here is one who is unhappy, he says... there is a humorous reaction from
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this tweet... robson granton buckinghamshire —— robson granton buckinghamshire —— robson grant in buckinghamshire says... colin baker, the sixth doctor, has thrown his support behind jodie whittaker. he says... ido like he says... i do like it! roger federer has taken the men's single's title at wimbledon for a record eighth time, beating croatia's marin cilic in straight sets this afternoon. our sports correspondent joe wilson has this report. marin cilic, have you met the greatest men's tennis player of all time? everyone knew the status of
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federer and the opportunity of this final. seven times he had won at wimbledon, just the record—breaking eighth time remained. marin cilic of croatia began this final trying to be positive, but here is the problem. even when you think that you have federer beating, as soon that the point is won. it is not. federer broke twice to win the first set and he showed his full repertoire. are you serious? even when marin cilic got his serve in, there was federer. if it does not all right, go left. 36 minutes gone, one set down already. what now, what next? 3—0 down in the second set, marin cilic seemed deeply troubled. whether physical or emotional, for a moment or two we wondered whether he would continue. marin cilic baton, but federer breezed through the
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second set. whatever your view, it is only fun to watch if it is a match and that depended on marin cilic digging in. in the third set, there were signs of that, and the crowd appreciated. marin cilic had treatment on his blistered foot, it did not help, but the key factor was federer. federer has won each titles, in the final marin cilic 18 games. so he took the trophy on its familiarto, he so he took the trophy on its familiar to, he knows the way by now. they will be waiting beneath the balcony. as we watch roger federer back at the summit, let's rememberjust last year he had months away from tennis. it was knee injuries, surgery, recovery, it was knee injuries, surgery, recovery , we we re it was knee injuries, surgery, recovery, we were contemplating the end of his career. not imagining all of this.|j end of his career. not imagining all of this. i was believed that i could maybe come back and do it all again. if you believe, you can go really far in your life. i think that i did that andi your life. i think that i did that
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and i am happy, i kept unbelieving and i am happy, i kept unbelieving and dreaming, and here am today. it is fantastic. so, is he the greatest sports man of all time? when you look at his accomplishments, certainly in an individual sport in a global game, it is tough to think of any athletes which have transcended sport as much as he has. with four children and at 35, federer won his eighth title here. he mayjust have broken sweat. jamie murray and martina hingis beat heather watson and henri kontinen to secure the mixed doubles title, jamie murray's second mixed doubles's title in the game. 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
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involving corrosive substances in england and wales in the six months to april. this report from our home affairs correspondent danny shaw contains some distressing images from the start. 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 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
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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 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 that a dangerous
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moment because of the abuse and intimidation of mps, according to the chair the committee. during an hour—long debate last week, mps described how they faced intimidation and threats during the general election campaign from supporters of rival parties. we're talking about mingus abuse. labour's diane abbott said she had a torrent of racist and sexist abuse. one mp said that they were targeted by people who were intent on driving them out of politics altogether. today, it hasn't said that these types of abuse may put people off
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standing. 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 a decade, of a culture of intimidation. wallet was added that public debate must be rigorous, it must avoid the tinge of nastiness and hatred which had become common of late. new laws must become common of late. new laws must be introduced to protect candidates, he said. the headlines on bbc news: the chancellor criticises cabinet colleagues for briefing against him as he defends his position on public sector pay. on public—sector pay. the new doctor who is a woman — for the first time. jodie whittaker, who starred in the itv drama broadchurch,
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will take over from peter ca paldi next year. acid—attack offenders could face life sentences as a new review looks into classifying corrosive substances as dangerous weapons. thousands of opposition demonstrators in poland are protesting outside parliament in warsaw againstjudicial reforms that one of their leaders has called a coup d'etat. the new legislation gives parliament control over the body that nominatesjudges. critics of the legislation, passed by the senate yesterday, say that it will erode the independence of the judiciary and undermine democracy in poland, and accuse the government of a coup. i have been going to demonstrations outside the parliament for the past 18 months against this parliament. the people who are demonstrating outside the polish parliament today, as in the past, believe that the
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governing law and justice party is essentially corroding democratic checks and balances, corroding the rule of law, through a series of changes, legislative reforms, in those 18 months, which is common eating at the moment with these judicial reforms you mentioned —— culminating. it will get the justice minister, who is already very influential, the prosecutor general in this country, he has a very large sway over prosecutions in poland, he and the law and justice dominated parliament will get political control of the body which nominates judges. therefore, the people demonstrating today say that they do not want law and justice to have the tools to be able to appoint their ownjudges to positions, heads of court, appeal courts, district courts, in the supreme court, the
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highest court in the land. by then, the people protesting here today, this is just the latest set of reforms that they feel is eroding democracy in poland. first of all, it was the line justice democracy in poland. first of all, it was the linejustice government party taking control of the tribunal, then the tv and radio, then this will surface, and now it is thejudicial system. so then this will surface, and now it is the judicial system. so the israel concern for the people who have been demonstrating for these 18 months —— so there is real concern. that the government is against liberal democracy. there is real concern that after almost 30 years since the end of communism in poland, that the people feel that they are taking to the streets because they feel that they need to fight to save democracy. it has got to that extent that those people who we re to that extent that those people who were taking to the streets are doing so. eight people have died and nearly a0
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injured after a wall collapsed at a diplomat in senegal. after a tightly fought football league final ended in a drawer, it was the winning goal in extra time that turned passion into panic. the final whistle ignited running battles between the rival fans. storms were hurled across the stands and police were prompted to act. tear gas was used to break up the violence. amid the white clouds and chaos, this wall collapsed under the weight of bodies. the incident happening too quickly for emergency services to help many. translation: all of a sudden when the wall fell, really it was a mess, everybody was crying, we knew exactly that some of our own had
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lost their lives because the wall fell directly onto people. translation: what i find terrible is that we have this kind of final in this kind of stadium here where there is not enough security. deadly stampede at football matches have become commonplace on the continent. safety standards have long been criticised. with an election due later this month, leaders happen quick to call for a nswe i’s leaders happen quick to call for answers and to seek punishment for those responsible. the president has suspended campaigning out of respect for the victims. victims of a tragedy which should have been a dream winfor tragedy which should have been a dream win for one team, but became a nightmare for both. it is being called new york's summer of hell. the delays for tens of thousands of commuters as repairs are being carried out at penn station, the biggest transport hub in america. it is part of a nationwide problem. donald trump has
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promised to be an infrastructure president but locals are complaining he is not doing enough for them. it isa he is not doing enough for them. it is a city of shimmering skyscrapers and evermore blasting infrastructure. a metre trains move in slow motion, some of the overhead lines that power them are more than 100 years old. the country's biggest railway region, the northeast corridor, relies on bridges based on designs popularised in britain during the industrial revolution. and this is america's fastest train, which slows to an embarrassing five miles per hour on the approach to new york. routinely, they come to a complete halt because this overloaded network has been reduced to single line. it is horribly embarrassing, especially when i have clients from
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overseas. it is almost a third world country where it comes to our infrastructure. the railway tunnels into your car infrastructure. the railway tunnels into yourcar in infrastructure. the railway tunnels into your car in such a bad state of repair the knee be forced to close before new ones are built. this is the high—voltage power delivery. we got a rear glimpse inside the nerve centre. it felt like industrial archaeology. the tunnel was opened to service when the rate brothers switch from their model a fire to the model b flyer. time to build a new fire. —— power. it has been hit by a series of derailments, earning it the name pain station. it has become the name pain station. it has become the summer of hell. the tunnels flooded during storms and he and are starting to go out on a regular basis. there is a possibility that we will lose the connection to the
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hudson river on the northeast corridor, and then see what happens when most 100,000 people every day have to find a new way to get to and from work. donald trump has promised to be the infrastructure president, but the recent spending bill that he pushed through congress actually with true federalfunding for two through congress actually with true federal funding for two major transportation projects, for tunnels and improvements to the subway system that his hometown so desperately needs. it isa desperately needs. it is a nationwide problem. more than 55,000 bridges across the country are structurally deficient. making america great again requires modernising its antique infrastructure. as we have been hearing, jodie whittaker has been unveiled as the first female doctor who. herfriend the actor olivia coleman says that she is delighted by the news. she has been speaking to us. i was amazed, because i had no idea.
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if you tell her secret, she will keep it. i was really impressed, because we have seen each other since she must have found out. she isa since she must have found out. she is a very loyal and noble person so she does not say a word, so i was just, oh my goodness, when i found out. your name has been associated with the speculation over this part. is there a mix of indie but also relief? yes, relieved it is all over, because i imagine everybody‘s name was in the pot, wasn't it, at one point? the best person has got thejob. i one point? the best person has got the job. i presume one point? the best person has got thejob. i presume she one point? the best person has got the job. i presume she went for an audition, so she got the job ferran square, —— fearand audition, so she got the job ferran square, —— fear and square. there is no jealousy square, —— fear and square. there is nojealousy among square, —— fear and square. there is no jealousy among friends, esters, then they are not friends. she is a classy woman, she will do it so
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well. let her do herjob brilliantly, because i know it is a massive, massive thing that she has undertaken and she will be great. it is not herjob to fly the flag for all womankind. the creatives made the right decision, decided that that part should be a woman, yes, it is about time, she will do it better than anyone, i am so proud of her. the 200th anniversary of the death of one of britain's greatest writers is being commemorated this week in a series of events. jane austen was only a1 when she died, but she left a body of work that has entranced generations of readers. duncan kennedy reports. ball gerrans and breaches, these are the in comparable jane—ites. devotees of jane austen are gathering across britain to mark the anniversary of her death. among
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them, sophie andrews. this is the bedroom? yes, might jane austen shrine. from the dresses to the 100 copies of pride and prejudice, she is pure jane—ite. for her, jane austen as a cultural touchstone. they are things that concern people today, the need for money, wanting today, the need for money, wanting to find love, family relationships, that all still happens today. universal and timeless? exactly. it isa universal and timeless? exactly. it is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of the good fortune must be in want of a wife. in those 20 takes quizzically witty words, jane austen opened pride and prejudice, a book adapted for every generation. take this same scene between elizabeth bennett and lady catherine burke into different productions. you're mistaken, madam, i cannot
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account for the honour of seeing you here. and if i am that choice, why must i not accept? you have insulted me by every possible method, i must beg to return to the house. it was here in hampshire that dean austin completed her works, cramming them with 19th—century manners, morals and messages of social comment. the following conversation which took place between the two friends... will recall was one of -- the former model lily call is one of the former model lily call is one of the voices reading jane austen. it is still relevant, social critiques, class structures, love and romance, and how those two things can interrelate sometimes. jane austen was buried here, having completed only around half a dozen 01’ so completed only around half a dozen or so works. but 200 years on, she
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will feature on the new £10 note ironically, she made little money herself, but her legacy continues. justin trudeau has held a baby that was named after him. he is the son of syrian refugees. time it will be a cool and clear night
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for many places. some showery rain over northern and western scotland where it will also be quite blustery. some extra cloud on the far south of england but that will clear of the night goes on. temperatures around 12—15dc. tomorrow, if you like one weather and sunshine then you will like monday. there will be blue skies and sunshine across the vast majority of the country. far north of scotland sticking to extra cloud, austria winds and some extra rain for the northern ireland's. —— than ordering isles. tensions could claim further. for wednesday, we could see thunderstorms for places. once those where, it will be cooler and fresher but more unsettled for the rest of the week. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: the chancellor philip hammond has said public sector workers' generous pensions mean
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they receive a "premium", but he refused to repeat newspaper reports that he called them overpaid. public sector workers are paid around 10% more than private sector workers. relative to private sector workers. relative to private sector workers at the overpaid? relative to private sector workers they are paid a 10% premium. the new doctor who is a woman for the first time. jodie whittaker, who starred in the itv drama broadchurch, will take over from peter ca paldi next year. roger federer has won the men's singles title at wimbledon for a record eighth time, after defeating marin cilic in straight sets. mps are considering tougher sentences for people convicted of acid attacks after there were more than a00
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