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the chancellor spea ks out against cabinet members briefing the media against him. philip hammond has told some colleagues to focus on theirjobs, instead of trying to undermine him because of his views on brexit. iam not i am not going to talk about what comes out of a private cabinet meeting. five colleagues have done. they should not have done because cabinet meetings he should be a private space in which we have a serious discussion. we'll be looking at the implications of the divisions at the top of government. also tonight... game, setand game, set and match, roger federer. roger federer the record breaker — the first man to win a wimbledon singles title eight times. if you believe you can go really firing your life. i think i did that andl firing your life. i think i did that and i am happy i kept unbelieving and i am happy i kept unbelieving and dreaming, and even i am today. it is fantastic. —— i kept believing. tougher punishments for acid attacks are to be considered by the government after hundreds
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of incidents so far this year. and... introducing the 13th doctor. 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. he's the man of the moment, though not for the reasons he'd like. for the second time this week,
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the chancellor has found himself defending private comments in public. this time accused of saying public sector workers are overpaid. something he did not deny. i have told you, i'm not going to talk about what comes out of a private cabinet... five of your colleagues have. they shouldn't have done frankly 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 any 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's teachers out protesting today, plus others like police officers and nurses who faced a i% pay cap since 2012. celebrating workers' rights at a festival 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.
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public sector workers have had frozen wages for the past seven yea rs. 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 they get and the strain they are under because of shortages. the chancellor hinted today there could be better news for public sector workers at the budget later this year, but in an unusual move, he slapped down cabinet rivals briefing against him. 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 a brexit which is focused on protecting our economy, protecting our jobs and making sure we can have continued rising living standards in the future. one of the cabinet's prominent leave campaigners, the
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international trade secretary, denied being behind the briefings. i absolutely deplore leaks 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 the only people smiling at this will be in berlin and paris. public sector workers continue to make their concerns known. as it seems do members of the cabinet, who, with the prime minister's authority in tatters, are in no mood to do as they are told. and eleanor is in downing street. how much should we make of what philip hammond has said today? the knives are out for the chancellor and there are a number of factors playing into this. the row over public sector pay itself. the chancellor is intent on the government holding its nerve and dealing with the country byes—mac debt, yet a handful of ministers have made clear they think the pa rty‘s have made clear they think the party's position on pay damaged them during the election. but it is
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decisions on what type of brexit we end up with, something that will affect generations and generations to come, that have a significant pa rt to come, that have a significant part of the briefings against the chancellor. with opposition inside the cabinet to his insistence that jobs in the economy, rather than immigration, should take priority during the brexit negotiations. added that the prime minister's own wea kness added that the prime minister's own weakness and the jostling and speculation and party leadership and you have got the key ingredients for a pretty big row. but conservative backbenchers do not want a leadership contest and as they prepare the summer break, they are calling for calm. you mentioned brexit negotiations would restart tomorrow morning. today, the chancellor touched on annex it built from the that financial is adamant that britain will have to pay when leaving the e will be —— eu will be subject discussion. boris johnson said brussels to go and whistle if
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it wanted britain to pay a hefty fine. today, the chancellor said britain would paste debts if they had been verified. there is a key issue around european citizens here and british citizens abroad. as the brexit secretary prepares for talks, he has called for both sides to get down to business. a sign i think that initial pleasa ntries down to business. a sign i think that initial pleasantries over and detox have entered a far more serious stage. —— and the talks. roger federer made history on centre court today, taking the men's single's title at wimbledon for a record eighth time. he beat croatia's marin cilic in straight sets. it's federer‘s 19th grand slam title and his second since returning from a six—month break at the beginning of the year, asjoe wilson reports. mr cilic, meet the greatest man to play tennis. have a good match.
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everyone knew the status of roger federer and the significance of this final. we had seen his magnificent seven titles at wimbledon. now the unique, all—encompassing eighth. marin cilic of croatia began the match trying to be positive, but here's the problem. even when you think you have got federer beat, assumed the point is won, it isn't. he got it. in the first set alone, federer displayed his full repertoire. he is, above all, an artist. even when cilic got his serve in, there was federer. if it doesn't go right, go left. the body language of cilic varied from anger to something approaching despair. midway through the second set, we wondered if he would actually continue. a blistered foot did not help but the key factor was federer. in the final, cilic won eight games, federer has won eight titles. game, set and match, federer. he took the trophy on its familiar tour.
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you know the way by now. they are waiting beneath the balcony. as we watch roger federer back at the summit, let's remember that just last year, he had months away from tennis. there was a knee injury, surgery, recovery, we were contemplating the end of his career. not imagining all this. you know, i always believed that i could maybe come back and do it again and if you believe, you can go really far in your life. i think i did that and i'm happy. i kept believing and dreaming and here i am today. it is fantastic. with 19 grand slams, federer is still well behind the sensational serena williams. look out for her when she returns from pregnancy. but in the male game, federer is on his own. watching today, the what—if man. what if rod laver had not been banned in the 19605 for turning professional. he would surely have won more than his 11 grand slams. bjorn borg won five consecutive
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wimbledons but his whole career really squeezed into seven years. pete sampras won seven times at wimbledon, supreme on grass, he never managed the french title on clay. so, if nobody in tennis quite compares, is federer the greatest sportsman ever? if you compare him to any other athlete in the world, i think he is right up there. you talk about formula 1, running, basketball, football... i don't think there is anyone like roger federer at the moment. let's appreciate the facts. with four children at 35, roger federer won his eighth title here without conceding a set. defying time is not simply restricted to science fiction. thousands of opposition demonstrators have gathered outside the polish parliament to protest about legislation that gives politicians control over the body that appointsjudges. critics say the new law — proposed by the ruling law and justice party —
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erodes the independence of the judiciary and undermines democracy. 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. 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 causing grievous bodily harm with intent. and attacks like this appear to be on the increase. please provided data for acid attacks between last november and april this year. 408 incidents were recorded by police in 39 forces.
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the most commonly used substances were bleach, ammonia and acid and 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 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 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 age. in the latest attacks
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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. danny shaw, bbc news. in the past few decades, china has moved from the margins of the world economy to its trading superpower. now beijing hopes to go further, with plans to finance and build nearly £1 trillion of infrastructure in more than 60 countries. in a series of reports, our china editor carrie gracie has been following the 7000—mile route from china to the uk. today she reaches the end of herjourney. with brexit driving the uk's search for new markets abroad, is china's big new plan an opportunity? now, here's the question. shall we have jam first or clotted cream first? what's the right answer?
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no right or wrong. lessons in the british tradition of afternoon tea from a chinese citizen. the lovely, sweet jam. ting ting plans to take her pitch from an essex tearoom to china. a communist state perhaps, but one with a healthy appetite for the rituals of the british ruling class. herjam is with berries straight from the tiptree farm, china's consumers getting choosy about food quality, a huge market where it's hard to stand out. i think we are still at the beginning of the journey. we are starting small by introducing new things. and a few things, chinese are curious consumers, they always surprise us. another challenge — to cut the time from british strawberry farm to chinese tea table. she is hoping new transport routes will help. once a symbol of british empire and engineering, now it's china's great age of the railway.
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carrying uk hopes for post—brexit markets. from the british end of the new silk road back to its start. three weeks later and those british goods from the train are on display at a chinese trade fair. no—one but me showing an interest. it's a local stir—fry which captures the crowd. british companies can benefit from china. peter budd surveys landmarks his firm has helped put on the beijing map. china has promised billions to build across 60 countries and he worries uk companies are slow to seize the moment. there is a degree of cynicism about china as a market. a lot of them have had experiences way back in the past and they don't understand how china has changed. it's quite upsetting actually
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sometimes, because there's more opportunity here than we are actually taking. the ancient silk road was about following opportunity. back then it was driven by private traders from many countries. the new version is chinese state money and muscle. if it succeeds, it will make china a superpower again. even mightier perhaps than the empires of old. but if it fails, it'll leave a legacy of bad blood which poisons china's future and taints even the grander of the past. carrie gracie, bbc news, on china's new silk road. more now on wimbledon and the rest of the day's sport. thanks very much, mishal. good evening. lewis hamilton is nowjust a point off the f1 drivers‘ championship lead after winning a record—equalling fifth
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british grand prix. 0ur correspondent patrick gearey reports on a dramatic race at silverstone. silverstone 50 years ago. a scotsman in a lotus ford won the british grand prix for the fifth time. jim clark surrounded by wonder and flowers. now anyone who comes here can experience every curve, every straight, every tyre. but only one could really feel how clark felt. lewis hamilton certainly started with the same view. everyone behind him. but watch the rear—view mirror. kimi raikkonen tried to overtake, but not so fast. 0ff hamilton went. more to keep an eye on further back. sebastian vettel, leader in the standings, had been caught by max verstappen, but charged back at him full of adrenaline. f1 does dodgems. he wants to play bumper cars or something. vettel eventually passed him but hamilton was over the horizon. the only question was whether he could get in and out of the pits still ahead? of course he could.
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no—one would get near him again. his position would improve. kimi raikkonen was beaten by valtteri bottas for second and vettel‘s championship lead was about to dramatically deflate. he went from third to seventh. lewis hamilton could hardly have had a better day. it feels amazing to be up here. i am so it feels amazing to be up here. i am so proud to see his flags everywhere. we support this weekend has been immense and i am really proud that i can do this for you all. thank you so much of this support. pushing us. the team did exceptionally well this weekend. it is the perfect weekend for us. these fans have just seen history. lewis hamilton's fifth british grand prix win, his fourth in a row, and what's more, that title race is definitely on. only one point stands between hamilton and vettel now. sebastien, beware, he is catching you. patrick gearey, bbc news, silverstone. england have been set a rack of breaking target of 474 to win the second test match after south africa
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continued to dominate on day three at trent bridge. hashim amla top scored on 87 and looking to level the series, south africa declared on 343-9. the series, south africa declared on 343—9. england's openers had to survive and nervous few overs, closing on 1—0. after roger federer‘s historic wimbledon win, british success in the next doubles whenjamie murray partner martin hingis to victory 20 yea rs partner martin hingis to victory 20 years after she won her only singles title there. the defending champions in straight sets. and there was more british success in there was more british success in the wheelchair doubles. a fourth successive title for the spear, beating the dutch opponents. of the championships so far. 0ur correspondent andy swiss is there. the 2012 poster boy, now a man on a
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mission, jonny peacock hoping to give london another golden night. peacock had a point to prove. he missed the last world championships through injury but with his home crowd roaring him and this time nothing would deny him. commentator: peacock is going to take the gold. he had hoped for a world record, not quite but on the track where he made his name the double paralympic champion is now against world champion. i know i was in good form but when it comes to the final i don't care about times, it would be a great cherry on top of rising but at the end of the day people care about medals and that is what i be able to keep for ever. and successful and familiar face, aled davies winning his third world title in the discus. again london proving the perfect stage. in fact after three days, the british team is top
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of the medals table and with a week still to go there should be plenty more to come. thank you, andy. that's it from me, but the bbc sport website has much more — including how callum shinkwin lost the scottish open in a play—off, and chris froome's tour de france lead. back to you. thank you, lizzie. a woman is to play the title role in doctor who for the first time in the 54—year history of the show. jodie whittaker, who starred in the itv drama broadchurch, will take overfrom peter capaldi. she will first appear as the 13th doctor in this year's christmas special. here's lizo mzimba. after half a year of speculation from fans, notjust about who the new doctor might be, but whether it would be a man or a woman... confirmation that the time travel show is 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.
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it's a role that demands a huge range of emotion, something jodie has often demonstrated from early appearances in comedies like st trinians... you'll have to forgive me. me brain don't kick in until wednesday when i've been out caning it all weekend. from now on, you don't say nothing in front of pete. to playing a mother whose son has been murdered, in crime drama broadchurch. it's complicated. of course. a show in which she appeared opposite a doctor who companion, arthur darvill.. let us handle the media... and a former doctor in david tennant. casting strong female leads has been a popular strategy with audiences in films like star wars and on tv in shows like game of thrones. do you think all fans will welcome a female doctor? i think most will, i think some won't be sure,
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but they should remember 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 will also clearly demonstrate that the time travel show has moved firmly into the 21st century. lizo mzimba, bbc news. that's all from me, stay with us on bbc1, it's time for the news where you are. hello, this is bbc news with martine croxall. let's return to the news that jodie whittaker will become the first woman to play doctor who. the former broadchurch star was announced earlier today after the wimbledon men's final. i spoke to doctor who fan kate welsh, an author and journalist who has published articles on the series. i asked her what she thought about doctor who being a woman for the first time. 0h,
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oh, it is about time, frankly. i am absolutely delighted. very sad and it has taken this to get there. we have had women doctors and hospitals for over 100 years, it is about time we had one in the tardis. tracking casting and jodie whittaker is brilliant. there were lots of names in the frame. what will she bring to the role? she's very gutsy, forthright and direct. incredible emotional range. it is exceptional to see hopefully another regional accent in the tardis. she is from yorkshire, so will be great to see another more of christopher eccleston. i think it will be a very, very exciting journey. but there is some way to go in terms of winning back me dammit female fans. we have heard a lot about men being turned off by the new doctor but women have not been written well in doctor who and last few years and it will be a hard time winning them back. it will take more than just
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one actor. why has there been hostility towards the idea of a woman taking on the role? there has been some pretty ugly comments made on social media. i mean, i have been scrolling through them to some masochistic desire to what is going on. there are babies. i can't be terribly sympathetic. —— poor babies. it is sexism, appearance in full. it is very depressing to see. if people want to stop watching a perfectly good show with a brilliant new actor, that is their loss. i think the ratings can handle it. so far, the role has been written for men. how much is that going to have to change? or knows? we had a female master who has been brilliant in the past few seasons. there is absolutely no reason why women cannot be as complex only written as men. who might be her assistant? will she necessarily have to have a
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male assistant? i absolutely hope not. it would be a real shame if... you know, people talk about quotas, it would be a real shame to feel that there has to be an somatic gender balance and bringing in amman. 0ne gender balance and bringing in amman. one problem the show has had in the past is having female characters who do not talk or interact with other women. please, let cnn ‘s to that and have two women in the tardis. with the master as well. let's go old girl. wouldn't it be good to see a man in that assistant role? i think... it be good to see a man in that assistant role? ithink... not it be good to see a man in that assistant role? i think... not to say that we should not have any male characters, but there is no reason why that should not be two women in the tardis, much the same way that we don't bat an eyelid to having two men like sherlock and watson solving crimes on another show. kate welsh. here is the weather with ben. good evening. after a mostly cloudy
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saturday, things brightened up quite nicely for most of us during sunday. we ta ke nicely for most of us during sunday. we take that weather with us into the start of the new week. temperatures going to climb as well. by temperatures going to climb as well. by wednesday, sunspots could get up to 30 celsius but that could well spark some thunderstorms. 0nce to 30 celsius but that could well spark some thunderstorms. once they clea n spark some thunderstorms. once they clean away, temperatures dropping away. colour, pressure weather but also more unsettled. what's going on in the weekend. —— week ahead. a lot more cloud across southern parts of england. that is the scene from one of our weather watchers in suffolk. that cloud should clear the way as we go through the course of the night and then for the vast majority to strike with clear spells. quite blustery in northern and western scotla nd blustery in northern and western scotland with some shirley cramer at times. 0vernight lows of 13—15dc. cooler towards the south. tomorrow, if you like warm and sunny weather, it is shaping up to be a beautiful
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day because it is blue skies and sunshinejust day because it is blue skies and sunshine just about for all of us. some sunshine in northern scotland and extra cloud in southern england which could tommy sunshine a little bit hazy. that will not stop there because getting up to 25, 26, maybe 27 in the south—east. fine across wales, northern england and northern ireland and the vast majority of scotland. 23, 20 four celsius in aberdeen. across the far north, it stays quite cloudy and blustery with surely rain continuing across the northern isles. high pressure is the cause of the fine, dry, bright weather. into tuesday, the high d rifts eastwards weather. into tuesday, the high drifts eastwards and means we import very warmly that is quite humid from the near continent. quite a lot of sunshine around dublin will turn quite hazy across england and we are in their late quite hazy across england and we are in theirlate in quite hazy across england and we are in their late in the day, just the hint that we could see some scattered thunderstorms breaking out towards the south west. before the storms arrived, temperatures 27 in novel scotland, maybe 2930 across parts of england and will. with that
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heatin parts of england and will. with that heat in place, it looks like showers and storms will become more widespread, drifting northwards through tuesday night and wednesday with more scattered thunderstorms breaking out later in a day across england and wales. so, a pretty u nsettled england and wales. so, a pretty unsettled middle part of the week. 0nce unsettled middle part of the week. once the storm is clear way, it will then turn colour and fresher. —— cooler. hello. this is bbc news with me, martine croxall. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment — first, the headlines: the chancellor philip hammond has said public sector workers' generous pensions mean they receive a "premium" — but he refused to repeat newspaper reports that he called them overpaid. public sector workers on
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