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the new route for hs2 is announced — the second part of the high speed rail line north of birmingham. the route links birmingham, manchester, liverpool, leeds, sheffield and the east midlands. it'll be easier for us to do business on a national scale, it'll be easier for us to attract clients to our offices here, and for us to recruit talent from around the country. but it's not universally welcomed — the line will run right through a new housing estate. why build a new housing estate and then potentially knock it down? we are short of houses already. where will we move to? we are in limbo. hs2 has been a project dogged by delays and controversy — we'll be assessing the winners and losers of the new route. also tonight... a terminally—ill man battles in the courts for the right to die when he chooses. with slightly different approaches to paperwork — the second round of formal brexit talks gets underway. an extra £1.3 billion
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for schools in england — but the money has to come from education savings. city of culture hull gets listed status for the famous humber bridge, and some not—so—famous public loos. and coming up in sportsday on bbc news. olivia breen makes it nine golds for britain at the world para—athletic championships in london, with more medal prospects later today too. good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. the routes for the second stage of the new hs2 high speed rail network have been confirmed. trains will run from birmingham on two lines — one serving the north west and major cities like manchester and liverpool — the other
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serving the east midlands and up to leeds and york. the first trains are not expected to run until 2026. for years there have been disagreements about exactly which route the line should take. now some properties on a new housing estate in mexborough in south yorkshire will have to be bulldozed to make way for it. here's our transport correspondent, richard westcott. it's the trainline that splits people write down the middle. for supporters, it will boost the economy and bridge the north—south divide. critics say costs will spiral and benefits are overblown. and there's the £56 billion price tag. we don't have the investment we needin tag. we don't have the investment we need in the future to increase the capacity of our transport system to increase economic development. contracts have just been awarded for the first phase of hs2 between
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london and birmingham, worth nearly £7 billion and creating 16,000 jobs. that first section will not open for another nine years. there's been another nine years. there's been another big hs2 announcement today, several years late. they have finally put out the route that goes from birmingham up to manchester on one side and sheffield and leeds on the other. it goes right through this brand—new housing estate. in fa ct, this brand—new housing estate. in fact, right through ben's house. we have been told that the route will cut through from the show houses, through my property and through my neighbour's property. we were not told this when we bought the house. why build a housing estate and then knock it down? we are short of houses anyway. where do we then moved to? just over the road, the line could also cut through karen's farm. we spoke to her last year, and she was livid. i am not moving
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anywhere. i will fight this until death. today, i'm gutted, to think that we have put all this, over a0 odd years into what we've got... you we re odd years into what we've got... you were fuming last time we were here. what has happened since then? have they been to see you? no, nothing. too much gone into this over years. you know, i could never imagine living anywhere else. hsz creates losers, but it makes winners as well, like this small digital marketing company in nottingham. well, like this small digital marketing company in nottinghamm will be easierfor us marketing company in nottinghamm will be easier for us to do business ona will be easier for us to do business on a national scale, easierfor us to attract clients to our offices here, and to attract talent from around the country, who will be willing to relocate here or even commute from other cities. the first leeds hs2 train will not depart for another 16 years. plenty of time for
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opponents to fight the plans. we can talk to richard in mexborough 110w. we can talk to richard in mexborough now. so the new line is going to run right through the middle of that housing estate. but as you said in your piece, some winners as well. always winners and losers. everyone is coming home tonight to this letter. we can confirm your property will remain within the area, which has been safeguarded for the future of the railway. the words they didn't want to hear. you can see some trees there. the line will come straight through there. they have stopped building some houses here, because they knew it was the potential route. we think these two houses on the end will go, but the houses on the end will go, but the houses next to them, would they stay? they are potentially going to be near a 20 metre high railway viaduct, so they are coming home to
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that dreadful news. no one is really sure what to do. hs2 does have its supporters as well. it is very politically popular. all the main politically popular. all the main political parties support it, the unions and council leaders as well. they are convinced that this is one of the key answers to boost the economy and to bridge that north—south divide. there is going to be very close scrutiny of the costs concerned, but when you talk to people who are directly affected by the line, then number one complaint is the lack of information, the waiting four years in limbo not knowing what's happening to their house. and that is what is happening too many hundreds of people on this estate tonight. richard, thank you. schools in england are to get a £1.3 billion bailout over two years — but the money will have to come from savings elsewhere in the education budget. the announcement by the education secretary,
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justine greening, follows protests by headteachers and mps that schools have been facing unsustainable cuts. labour has criticised the move as nothing more than a "sticking plaster". 0ur education correspondent, gillian hargreaves, reports. 0nly yesterday, another protest from teachers and parents who say their schools need more money. for months, heads have written letters and pa rents heads have written letters and parents protested, from the south—east of england to the north—west. today, justine greening acted on an election pledge to double it more money from civil service in london to schools across england. the additional funding service in london to schools across england. the additionalfunding i am setting out today, together with the nationalfunding setting out today, together with the national funding formula, will provide schools with the funding they need to offer a world—class education to every single child. there will be an additional £1.3 billion for schools and high need across 2018—19.
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billion for schools and high need across 2018-19. school spending will rise from £a1 billion in 2017 to £a3.5 billion by 2020. no secondary school pupil will have less than £a800 spent on their schooling. plans to reallocate spending, which would have seen losses for some schools, especially in inner cities, will now seek cash to games. the devil will be in the detail. it is not universal. we will have to see what the impact is elsewhere. although the money will be welcomed, schools are facing rising bills for teachers pay and pensions, and running costs. this extra investment will come from money already set aside for education. i welcome the £1.73 aside for education. i welcome the £1.3 billion announced today, but can the secretary of state confirm if it will affect per—pupil budgets
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in real terms, just the overall budget? this is all being funded without a penny of new money from the treasury. the government has been galvanised to dig in its pockets because of frustration in classrooms across england, and anger at the school gate. whether it will be enough to help relieve the pressure on class sizes and teachers jobs still unclear. the second round of formal talks on britain's departure from the eu is taking place in brussels. the brexit secretary, david davis, says it's time to get down to business, focussing on eu citizens‘ rights, the so—called divorce bill from the eu, and the irish border. meanwhile, theresa may is to try to reimpose discipline on her senior ministers after a series of leaks over the weekend suggesting cabinet splits and infighting. here's our political editor, laura kuenssberg. they don't really have much time to hang around. the two men who will haggle over how we leave. especially
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with the uk's political situation rather fluid, at best. it's incredibly important we now make good progress and we negotiate through this and identify the differences, so we can deal with them, and identify the similarities, so we can reinforce them. it's time to get to work. now we have to work. there is a lot to do. working out the irish border, the brexit bill, writes for brits abroad... that government ministers don't agree com pletely government ministers don't agree completely about what should be on the table. perhaps that is why the brexit secretary seemed to arrive without his notes. perhaps chatter around the cabinet at home suggests the big beasts are split. is the cabinet split on the brexit? we have seenin cabinet split on the brexit? we have seen in another part of town today, i'm very pleased that negotiations
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are beginning, and as you know, is very fair, serious offer has been put on the table by the uk government. it's notjust that government has to wrangle brexit through brussels and parliament, but deal with disagreements on public sector pay and on spending. above all, the disagreements have emerged into daylight because the discipline theresa may had imposed on the tories has all but disappeared since the general election. tomorrow, she will warn the cabinet to behave, to keep their views to themselves, but those for desire for the top job believe the game is on. it's got to stop. whoever is doing it, everybody needs to get into a rather cold shower, and then get together and have a warm pint afterwards. this is damaging. it's damaging to the party, to the parliamentary mps, and to the country. remember him, urging
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the tories today to inspire, not to look to the past? the risk to the tories the current generation hurt each other fighting old tories the current generation hurt each otherfighting old battles anew. a teenage boy has appeared in court in stratford charged in connection with a series of acid attacks in london. he faces charges of serious bodily harm with intent and possession of a dangerous weapon in the form of a liquid. a terminally ill man has begun a legal challenge to the ban on assisted dying in england and wales. 67—year—old noel conway has motor neurone disease. he says he fears becoming entombed in his body and wants to be able to choose when and where he dies, without those who help him being prosecuted. currently it is illegal to help someone to die. 0ur medical correspondent, fergus walsh, reports. crowd: we're with noel! should there be a right to die? it's an issue which polarises opinion, and keeps coming back to the high court. the latest challenge is from noel conway from shropshire,
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who was too weak to attend today's hearing. his wife carol is his main carer. motor neurone disease means he increasingly relies on a ventilator. 0nce fit and active, his muscles are progressively wasting. he fears how he will die, and wants a doctor to be allowed to give him a lethal dose of drugs. i want to be able to say goodbye to the people that i love at the right time, not to be in a zombie—like condition, suffering both physically and psychologically. that, to me, would be a living hell. it is only three years since the supreme court rejected a similar plea for a right to die from tony nicklinson, though he was not considered to be terminally ill. the blanket ban on assisted dying has been challenged many times, and in every case, the courts have
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rejected the central argument that the current law breaches human rights by preventing people from having a dignified death. mr conway's lawyers argue that his challenge is different, as it applies to a narrow group of people — those who are terminally ill, with less than six months to live, and to have a settled wish to die. but those safeguards have already failed to persuade parliament. it's only two years since mps overwhelmingly rejected proposals to allow assisted dying. baroness jane campbell, a disability rights campaigner, says changing the law would send all the wrong signals, and have horrific ramifications. this case must not become law because it will burden disabled people across the country, who will not feel safe without the protection of a law that says it is wrong
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to assist somebody to die. noel conway's health is faltering, and he knows he may die before his case is settled. the high court will reserve its judgment until october, and it may then go all the way to the supreme court. fergus walsh, bbc news. our top story this evening... the routes for the second stage of the new hs2 high speed rail network have been confirmed. and still to come... a family affair — the duke and duchess of cambridge take the children on an official visit to poland. coming up in sportsday on bbc news... the morning after the historic day before. why eight wimbledon titles are not enough for roger federer, when the number he's after is one, as he eyes the top of the world rankings again all this year hull is celebrating being the uk city of culture,
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and to mark the event, nine places in the city are getting listed heritage status. among them, the humber bridge, built in 1981 and one of the largest and most spectacular bridges in the uk. other locations include the flat where the poet philip larkin wrote many of his best—known works, and some art nouveau public loos. 0ur arts correspondent colin paterson has more. the humber bridge — for years the longest single span bridge in the world — nowjoining westminster abbey, buckingham palace and 10 downing st as a grade one listed building. a place of exceptional architectural and historic interest. it gives me great pleasure to unveil this plaque and declare the humber bridge open. the new honour comes exactly 36 years to the day after the official opening. the bridge cost more than £100 million. at the other end of the scale, something from the very
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year the queen was born. this art nouveau public convenience from 1926. these toilets on the hull waterfront have been chosen because they were designed to cater for both men and women. very rare at the time. and most of the original fittings survived. what were they like inside? when i flushed the chain it felt like they were grade two listed, to be fair! impressive? yeah! i mean...they could do with a bit of a clean, i reckon! i think it's rather marvellous. hull has always been known by most people as the place, as philip larkin put it, where only salesmen and relations go, and perhaps they are the kind of people you meet in toilets. and speaking of philip larkin, also protected from change, the house where he lived for more than 18 years and wrote some of his most famous poems. walking around in the park. should feel better than work. the lake, the sunshine. the grass to lie on.
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and the hope here is that hull's history will have an important role to play in its future. hull did lose, sadly, a lot of good buildings in the second world war during the heavy bombing that we had. and so, things are now on the up and up and people are more optimistic. and so this status we are getting from the listed buildings and grade ones is marvellous. the humber bridge was only designed to have a life span of 120 years, but now its place in history is secured. colin paterson, bbc news, hull. a former soldier has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for raping and killing a schoolgirl more than a0 years after allowing another man to go to jail for his crime. stephen hough was found guilty of the manslaughter of 15 year old janet commins in flint in north wales in 1976. hough‘s dna, which was taken for an unrelated matter last year, matched that retained from the crime scene.
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sian lloyd has more. it's taken more than a0 years forjanet's family to learn the truth about her killer. the 15—year—old had choked during an horrific and sustained sex attack. today former soldier stephen hough was brought to court to be sentenced. he'd lied to police when originally questioned back in 1976, and continued to deny his guilt when he was arrested last year. stephen, are you responsible for those injuries? no comment. do you understand what i'm saying today with respect to those injuries? i do. are you responsible for those injuries? no comment. stephen hough had watched while another man, 18—year—old noeljones — an illiterate scrap metal dealer — was jailed for the killing. he served six years in prison. he told the jury in this trial he had been innocent, and had confessed to janet‘s manslaughter following police pressure at the time.
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if he's to clear his name, he'll have to appeal that conviction. janet‘s family say they believe justice has been done. it has brought it all back after a1 years. and of course, you never get over it, but you learn to live it. to me, he can't have a conscious, this hough, he can't have a conscience. no way. janet‘s disappearance on her way home from the swimming pool had led to a huge investigation by north wales police. how it handled the case back then is now being examined by the independent police complaints commission. janet‘s family still live just a few streets away from where her body was found. the area hasn't changed much over the last a0 years. but forensic science has developed at a rapid pace, and that's what led police to her real killer. during a cold case review of the evidence in 2006, police established a full dna profile. when a sample of hough‘s dna
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was entered on the database ten years later, it matched. the court heard the odds of it being anyone other than hough‘s were a billion to one. members of janet‘s family were in court today. they've described hough as an animal. tonight he begins a 12 year sentence for a brutal attack he thought he'd got away with since he was 16. sian lloyd, bbc news, mold crown court. the dutch royal family has attended a memorial ceremony in memory of dutch passengers who died on mh 17 after it was shot down over ukraine three years ago. a missile hit the fight as it travelled from amsterdam to kuala lumpur. the duke and duchess of cambridge have arrived in warsaw for the first part of an official visit to both poland and germany. they brought their children,
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three—year—old george and two—year—old charlotte, with them. from warsaw, our royal correspondent peter hunt reports. at three, he's far too young to know if he's a reluctant royal, but prince george definitely wasn't keen to embrace warsaw without his father's helping hand. 0ne future king did persuade another one to follow in his footsteps. 0n the tarmac, george struck a nonchalant pose 0n the tarmac, george struck a nonchala nt pose and 0n the tarmac, george struck a nonchalant pose and practised the art nonchalant pose and practised the a rt ballet move. nonchalant pose and practised the art ballet move. a fidgeting toddler with a lifetime under an intense spotlight ahead of him. princess cha rlotte's spotlight ahead of him. princess charlotte's freedom of movement was constrained by being in her mother ‘s's arms. constrained by being in her mother 's's arms. does anyone speak english? the language divide isn't the only challenge and stop here, a country that relatively recently embraced the eu is welcoming royals from one on its way out of the institution. the union jack.
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from one on its way out of the institution. the unionjack. the nitty—gritty of brexit will not feature here. rather, william and kate are in warsaw to remind people of the depth of parcelling sand the potential for future ones between the uk and poland. during the second world war, the polls tried and failed to an german occupation. he wore this all the time during the uprising? yes. this woman, aged 20, joined the warsaw uprising. now aged 92, she says they had to fight for independence. you couldn't stand it any longer those from germany. five yea rs, any longer those from germany. five years, it was impossible. be spoken for royal with an admirer in the crowd. a crowd like this elsewhere,
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curious to see the future of the british monarchy. peter hunt, bbc news, warsaw. cricket, and england have been thrashed by south africa in the second test at trent bridge. set a massive a7a to win, england collapsed to lose by 3a0 runs with more than a day to spare. patrick gearey was watching. at the start of a day's test cricket, you must wait for the umpires. it sets the tone. this is a game of patience. england's task was to stay out there, hang around. keaton jennings didn't last ten minutes this morning. two long days lay ahead. with south africa so far in front, wickets take on more value than runs. that one's worth a fortune. joe root, england's captain, out for eight. what was needed was an anachronism. alastair cook is a throwback to a more patient age. he waits till it's safe and then scores. while he's out there, that's half full. just before lunch, that concentration cracked. cook tricked, flicked, momentum tipped. few follow cook's philosophy. many of his team—mates thrive at shorter forms of cricket, which offer big
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rewards for risk—taking. it can be difficult to rediscover restraint. wickets tumbled. ben stokes earned £1.7 million in the indian premier league this year. and yet could only make 18 here. for england's new captain, an awakening. his team didn't stay until tea—time. we need to make sure we learn from experiences like this. if that means playing in a slightly different manner then so be it. but i think it's important the individuals out in the middle respond to the situation. this test has squared the series and also posed a question. can england's cricketers no longer handle the wait? patrick gearey, bbc news. time for a look at the weather with chris fawkes... i recognise that view, scarborough. top marks, yes. it was pretty widespread, the sunshine today. temperatures peaking at 27, into the
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80s in terms of fahrenheit. the satellite picture tells the story of the day's weather with sunshine pretty much up and down the whole country, except for the far north of scotla nd country, except for the far north of scotland where we had a weather front sliding in across the northern isles that has brought cloudy weather across shetland and even some showers passing in from time to time. 0vernight we will keep the clear skies but after a warm day the temperatures will be slow to come down. they warm night for southern england and wales with temperatures around 16 as a low in london, 17 in cardiff, and fresher conditions across the northern uk. tomorrow, the sustained high pressure is with us the sustained high pressure is with us again. it has moved position slightly, changing the wind direction. across eastern scotland and in two parts of north—east england, the wind will come from the north sea and that means it will be cooler and fresher. temperatures around 5 degrees lower for some. there are winners and losers, for west wales, north—west england and
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western scotland, a warm day, 6 degrees warmerfor some. western scotland, a warm day, 6 degrees warmer for some. these are the temperatures you might expect in the temperatures you might expect in the afternoon. 26 in london, but just to the west, the south midlands and hampshire, we could see temperatures up to 2728. going through tuesday evening, thunderstorms will start to break out. initially they will swing up across the english channel into southern england, then driving north across wales, the midlands and east anglia. the amount of rain we get from these downpours will be variable from place to place however, the some areas could see half a month of rainfall in a couple of hours. we could see localised surface water flooding. it will feel humid with temperatures potentially reaching 30 across the east of england. getting to the end of the week, the humidity will ease off, as will temperatures, and we will see some more on settled conditions pushing in across the northwest. a reminder of the main story this
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evening. the route for the second stage of the hs2 high—speed rail network have been confirmed, linking birmingham, manchester, liverpool, leeds, sheffield and east midlands. that's all from the bbc news at six — so it's goodbye from me — and on bbc one, we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. pop a list to announce the preferred route for the second phase of the hs2 rail line north of birmingham. —— ministers have announced. homes ina —— ministers have announced. homes in a housing estate near sheffield will have to be demolished. brand—new house, potentially knocking it down. we are short of houses already. where do we need to? we are in limbo. the education secretary is promising an extra £1.3 billion, forfunding secretary is promising an extra £1.3 billion, for funding for schools secretary is promising an extra £1.3 billion, forfunding for schools in england over the next two years. there will be a shake—up of how money is allocated under a new nationalfunding money is allocated under a new national funding formula. a fresh round of talks talking place in brussels on the uk's departure from the european union. the brexit
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secretary says it is time to get down to business. a terminally ill man with mate in your brain disease has began a legal challenge to overturn the ban on assisted dying. ina in a moment of the sport, first a look at what is coming up this evening on bbc news. with the announcement of additional £1.3 billion funding for schools, we will get a reaction from these shadow education secretary, angela rayner. is and duchess of
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