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an unexpected fall in inflation, but prices are still rising faster than wages. it's fallen to 2.6% — the first time it's fallen since last october, but its still higher than the government's target of 2%. we'll ask what it means for living standards. also this lunchtime: the chief inspector of prisons says youth custody centres in england and wales are so unsafe that a tragedy is inevitable. improvements in life expectancy almost grind to a halt in england — a leading health academic says austerity may be having an impact. another blow to president trump's promise to overturn obamacare as some of his own senators refuse to back his latest healthcare proposals. thanks, beautiful. you're welcome. how can such a pretty wife make such bad coffee? i heard that. notjust a thing of the past — there are new calls for a crackdown on adverts that
portray sexist stereotypes. and coming up in the sport on bbc news: up to numberfour in the world rankings, but after reaching the wimbledon semifinals, johanna konta says she's working towards being world number one. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. the rate of inflation slowed unexpectedly last month, according to official figures. consumer price inflation, the rate at which the price of goods and services bought by households rise orfall, stood at 2.6% injune, down from 2.9% in may. it's the first fall since october last year, and is thought to be largely a result of lower petrol and diesel prices.
our economics correspondent andy verity reports. this carpet factory in kidderminster has been stepping up production to meet growing demand, with orders up 30% from one year ago. the devaluation of the pound before and after the brexit vote pushed up the cost of importing wool to make the yarn that goes into its carpets. with higher wage costs, it can't trim much from its production process. so it's moved its product upmarket, and convinced retailers it's worth paying a little bit more for its designs. our prices have had to go up. we've increased prices by around 2% this year. and that's been a natural consequence of increased wage costs, yarn costs and energy costs. we have had to pass that on to our customers. by and large, customers don't like price increases in a time of economic instability, i suppose, the uncertainty that
we're facing at the moment. but there's also an understanding that that has to take place. higher costs of imported raw materials caused by the drop in the pounds value is still feeding through to prices. 11 months ago, the bank of england's big fear wasn't too much inflation, but too little. and it cut interest rates to their lowest ever level. but now that's changed, there are more voices calling for interest rates to return from emergency levels back up to something more normal. the fear now is that inflation isn't temporary, and that it might become embedded. those voices will be a little quieter now that the figures have revealed some relief from rising inflation last month. between may and june, furniture, furnishings, and carpets rose by 1.6%. but recreation — everything from concerts to games and hobbies — dropped 0.1%. and fuel prices fell back on the month by 1.1%. it looks as if inflation might be dampened a bit by softer fuel price growth over the next few months.
but underlying price pressures from post—brexit falls in sterling are still there, and they look set to continue to push inflation up a bit further as we move towards the end of the year. for now, the pressure on the bank of england to tame inflation by raising interest rates has lessened. in the city, they're still betting a rise in interest rates will be needed, but not until next march. andy verity, bbc news, kidderminster. our business editor simon jack is here. does this evenings for consumers somewhat? a little bit, but we should make no mistake. wages are still going up less quickly than prices are so the squeeze is still on. at what is happening here is that this inflationary pressure we have seen has accelerated a little bit. it all started after the brexit vote, when we saw the pound fall which meant that all important goods went up very sharply in price.
imaginea snake went up very sharply in price. imagine a snake swallowing a large animal. it takes its time to get down the system. the question is now we have seen this goal down, does this mean that inflation has peaked and that bulge in prices has worked its way out of the system? it may have, but we may still have some pressure so have, but we may still have some pressure so it is not impossible that prices may go up again. but as andy said, the bank of england, who watch inflation very carefully, that is their mainjob, were watch inflation very carefully, that is their main job, were thinking that maybe it is time to put up interest rates. they have been very relu cta nt to interest rates. they have been very reluctant to do that when real incomes are falling. you have brexit uncertainty and what have you. they will be looking for excuses not to do that and they may have found just enough to put that off. although the squeeze on incomes is still very much on, the interest rise looks off. all right, thanks for now. theresa may has told conservative mps to end what she called the ‘backbiting' over disagreements within the party. at a reception in the commons last night, the prime minister warned that the alternative to her in number 10
isjeremy corbyn. at cabinet this morning, mrs may is believed to have reminded ministers keep their discussions private. our assistant political editor norman smith is in westminster. how much do we know then about what cabinet ministers were pulled this morning? we know when you face a breakdown in cabinet discipline such as theresa may has faced, it is a lwa ys as theresa may has faced, it is always going to be a test of your authority because it raises questions about how much grip you have and if you work in a strong position as prime minister then you can act as a vengeful slayer and sack the ministerial miscreants, or if you want to die let down, you can bang the table and give them the death i stare and loyalty. theresa may has had to significantly dial it down because of her weakened position. today she seemed to adopted the position of a
disapproving parents, expressing her disappointment that ministers had failed to live up to their responsibilities, they haven't set in example to the country in terms of showing unity. then taking advantage of her move to introduce a more open, discursive style of cabinet. we'll be reprimand work? well, perhaps not, given the personal and political animosity in the cabinet, many of them directed at the chancellor, who incidentally in the comments just a short time ago was looking decidedly perky, telling mps, "i am not enfeebled." as for theresa may, i think i hope is not so much that the reprimand will work, but that time will come to her rescue. the ministers will go will wait for the break and then come back in a better mood. norman, thank you. norman smith at westminster. the chief inspector of prisons has warned that youth custody centres in england and wales are so unsafe
that a tragedy is inevitable. peter clarke said there'd been such a decline in standards that he'd written to ministers earlier this year. launching his annual report, mr clarke said he hadn't inspected a single establishment where it was safe to hold young people. our home affairs correspondent danny shaw is here. very strong words here, danny. strong findings in this report. he was so concerned that he wrote to philip lee, the minister, in february, and said that something has to be done about this. he is extremely worried about levels of violence. he said there is a kind of vicious circle in these young offender institutions and secure training centres, whereby a young boy is violent, they then have restrictions placed on what they can do. perhaps they are locked in their room for longer and cannot do various activities. security measures are put into place. that leads to them being more frustrated, which in turn leads to more
violence. he said some of these places just cannot break out of that issue circle. and so what are the government saying about that in response to his comments? well, the government has put into place a new service dedicated for youth custody services and they hope that will drive improvements. they are also going to boost staffing levels by 20%. there are staff shortages right across the prison estate which has affected the way that services are run and impacted on the ability of prisoners to get out of their cell and do constructive activities and we are seeing that in the adult jails as well as with young offenders. all right, danny. thank you for now. a leading health academic has warned that improvements in life expectancy have almost ‘ground to a halt‘ in england. professor sir michael marmot, from university college london, says the rate of increase, which has been rising for decades, has halved since 2010. he says it is entirely possible that austerity is affecting how long people live, but the government says its policies aren't responsible, as sara smith explains.
for years, we have been getting, well, older. for a for years, we have been getting, well, older. fora century, average life expectancy has been rising. in england, it is now 83 for women and 73 for men. but the author of a study at the institute for health equity says he is deeply concerned that increases have now levelled off and while he can't make any firm conclusions, what he describes as miserly health and social care spending could be contributing. miserly health and social care spending could be contributingm is entirely possible and i think it is entirely possible and i think it is urgent that we try and sort that out, but we try and work out if it has, and if it has, it is one more argument why we should be more generous in our social expenditure if we want to address the quality of life of older people and if we want to address inequalities in health at all ages. historically, for every
five years later and you were born, you would expect a year longer life span. it was every three and a half yea rs span. it was every three and a half years for men. but since 2010, like expectancy only increases a year every ten years for women and every six for men. care for older people was particularly pressing, said prof michael marmot, because the increase in those with dementia, you would need more, not less, funding. when this woman's father developed the disease, she said they struggled to get the support they needed to look after him properly. by the time we started to make headway to in looking after with him and we put together a package, unfortunately his condition deteriorated so rapidly that he becoming white sick and was admitted to hospital. people are dying in a way that they should not need to because of that lack of support. we are an affluent country and we should be able to support people with dementia as well as we
support people with cancer or heart disease. we're not doing it and it is about time we started to provide that support. but the department of health says more money is going into the nhs and social care and life expectancy continues to rise. sarah smith, bbc news. a bbc investigation has found that only a fraction of the money donated to the grenfell tower fire appeal has so far reached survivors, or relatives of those who died. nearly £20 million has been raised, and 40,000 boxes of goods have been donated. but only half a million pounds of that has so far been distributed to families. tom burridge reports. this is the grenfell tower fire appeal in action. a red cross sorting centre in cheshire. donations in the green bags will be sold in red cross shops. black bags are for recycling. brand—new items will go straight back to survivors of the fire, or relatives of those who died. it's about turning all of the different donations we've had into cash, which automatically will
then go to the appeal. to appreciate the scale of donations, you have to fly through this london warehouse a week after the fire. it's estimated 174 tonnes of stuff was donated. so far, they've sorted half of it. and ten tonnes has gone back to the victims. no amount of money is enough for the loved ones of those who died. research by the bbc shows that several appeals and charities have now raised nearly £20 million. some question why only a small part of that has made it through. you feel that it's betraying the public‘s generosity, because they gave money to help directly those who are affected. and they're not too clear that it's happening, it's like there's a filter, and organisations instead
of individuals are getting financial support. charities say the complexity and scale of what happened here means that everything takes time. the thing about these things that we've learned from the 7/7 attacks and indeed the response to the manchester attacks, it takes longer than you might think for people to come forward to seektheirfunding. thelma stober lost her left foot in the london 7/7 bombings. she received money donated by the public. you are in a state of confusion. a lot of people are suffering from post—traumatic stress. you are trying to understand what has happened, the implications for your life going forward — it's changed forever. it took 15 months to distribute all of the money raised for victims of those attacks like thelma. thelma is now a trustee of the london emergency trust. it's distributing £4.8 million of the grenfell appeal. so far, 16 people have received payments. whether donating an old top or a tenner, people have been moved to act. the challenge for charities
is ensuring it all benefits those who've lost so much. tom burridge, bbc news. the time is quarter past one. our top story this lunchtime: ther‘es been an unexpected fall in inflation for the first time since last october, but prices are still rising faster than wages. and still to come: england's bowlers are on top form at the cricket world cup. can they beat south africa to make it through to sunday's final? coming up in the sport at 1:30pm: paying back the £75 million goal—by—goal. romelu lukaku gets his first in a manchester united shirt. and it's the winner, too, in a friendly match against real salt lake. after enjoying the pomp of bastille day in paris last week, president trump has returned to the us to find some of his key policies under threat. his attempt to replace his predecessor's health care system have been dealt another major blow — two more republican senators have
refused to back his latest plans, making it impossible for the bill to pass in its current form. richard galpin reports. ona on a visit to paris last week, donald trump basked in the warm welcome from french president emmanuel macron. mr trump looking relu cta nt to emmanuel macron. mr trump looking reluctant to leave. and no wonder — returning to washington has meant facing once again the grim reality that his administration is old town bya that his administration is old town by a long list of crises. —— is bogged down. top of that list — opposition to the president'splan to abolish reforms brought in by his predecessor, which in enabled more than 20 million americans to get affordable health insurance. introducing legislation to replace
obamacare introducing legislation to replace obamaca re was introducing legislation to replace obamacare was a key trump campaign pledge. the house bill ends the obamacare nightmare, and gives health care decisions back to the states and back to the american people. now, with even several politicians from his own party pledging to oppose this, there's no chance the bill will be passed. and it's the same story with another controversial trump policy, which has sparked mass protests. the limited travel ban preventing muslims from several countries from entering the united states. donald] trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. but the president's executive orders have frequently been blocked or amended in the courts. it was just last month that mr trump made another huge announcement. the united states will withdraw from the paris climate accord... but once again, he's come under
intense pressure to change his mind, from the international community and back home. particularly here in the key state of california, which has just voted to extend its laws to cut carbon emissions. plagued by so many problems, the president's approval rating has now dropped to just 36%, according to the latest opinion poll. and this after only six months in office. and of course, there's the other growing crisis looming over the administration — the scandal over russia's interference in the presidential election, allegedly to help mr trump reach the white house. richard galpin, bbc news. let's go live now to washington and speak to our correspondent,
gary o'donoghue. what does this mean specifically for health care now, gary? well, it means quite simply for the time being its done. they don't have the muscle, they don't have the maths, they don't have the votes to get it... to getting new system put in place. now, what the leader of the senate, mitch mcconnell, is proposing, is a straight up vote in the coming weeks to repeal obamacare with a sort of two—year timetable, two—year use on it, if you like. to try and then work out with the democrats perhaps of those... is something to replace it, not absolutely clear that would work either. donald trump in the last few minutes tweeting that he thinks that obamacare should be allowed to fail and that then people can come together to create a new health care plan, seemingly suggesting that you should let the system kind of fall apart, which i think would be pretty
unacceptable apart, which i think would be pretty u na cce pta ble to apart, which i think would be pretty unacceptable to a lot of people in congress and in this country generally. as things stand, this signature central pledge of the trump campaign to repeal and replace obamacare trump campaign to repeal and replace obamaca re has trump campaign to repeal and replace obamacare has fallen, and they will have to focus on other things, like the tax reforms and the infrastructure plans, where they might be able to get some bipartisan support. gary, thank you. gary o'donoghue. the family of a seven—year—old autistic boy with a rare condition that puts him at risk of severe brain damage are beginning a high court challenge to an nhs decision which has denied him a life—changing drug. nhs england says the effectiveness of the drug, which would cost £100 a day, hasn't been proved. our legal correspondent, clive coleman, is at the high court. clive? well, this young boy, who we are calling david for legal reasons, has a condition known as pku, which
means that he cannot metabolise protein. that means he is limited to 12 grams of protein per day. to put that into context, a slice of bread has four grams of protein in it. in addition to that he has severe autism, so he simply doesn't understand that he can't eat the foods that he wants. i spoke to david's father and asked him about the challenges of dealing with david. he'll sometimes run into a room if we're eating, and he will literally take food off our plates. he doesn't realise that he can't have certain things. when our son gets upset, he really gets upset. he's physical with us, physical with his siblings. you know, he'll break things in the house. you know, it's a meltdown, really. now, david's nhs consultant wants him to have a drug which would help him to have a drug which would help him metabolise protein, and allow him metabolise protein, and allow him to have more of it, but it's
very expensive, £100 per day, and nhs england has turned down the request forfunding nhs england has turned down the request for funding for that drug on the basis that it is not cost—effective or clinically effective in the long term. now, today that decision is being challenged here at the high court. it's being argued that decision is led to a rational and b doesn't take into account the welfare, of the child. if that latter part of the claims exceeds it means that the nhs will have to put the welfare of the child at the centre of decision—making on whether those children get these very expensive drugs, that could have a huge cost implication, but it could mean that a lot more children get the drugs that they and their parents so desperately want. thanks, clive coleman at the high court. four members of a police helicopter crew have gone on trial accused of using the aircraft to spy on people sunbathing naked or involved in sexual activity. the case involves the south yorkshire police helicopter. it's claimed the crew spied on people on four occasions between 2007 and 2012. a fifth officer has admitted
the charges of misconduct in a public office. let's speak to our correspondent danny savage, who's at sheffield crown court. what's been said in court, danny? well, jane, the opening words to the jury well, jane, the opening words to the jury from richard wright qc, the prosecutor at work, to some of you, the south yorkshire police helicopter might be a familiar sight in the skies of the city or indeed the county of south yorkshire. this case concerns the use of that helicopter on our trip occasions. waterboarded more accurately, perhaps it involves the of that helicopter —— ought to put it more accurately. what did they do? the jury accurately. what did they do? the jury was shown by three videos from the powerful camera on the nose of that helicopter, which was used as pa rt that helicopter, which was used as part of police surveillance work. the first surveillance video showed a woman sunbathing naked in her garden in rotherham. the second
showed a couple of naturist sitting outside a caravan near doncaster. the third showed a couple having sex on the patio of their home in south yorkshire. they were willing participants, they knew they were being filmed, they were friends of one of the men in the helicopter at the time, adrian pogmore. on the fourth video showed another woman sunbathing dated in their garden in rotherham. the jury were told this was a deliberate invasion of their privacy, at the very least an inappropriate use that of the crew and at worse for their sexual gratification. you the defendants? adrian pogmore is the prime defendant. —— who are the defendants. he pleaded guilty to the charges faces, misconduct in a public office. matthew lucas, a police car constable, lee wall, a police car constable, lee wall, a police officer, and malcolm reeves, another pilot. all four denied the charges and lame mr pogmore for what happened. —— blamed mr pogmore. thank you, danny savage. we can probably all think of adverts that portray women as always
in the kitchen or men failing at simple household tasks. well, now the advertising standards authority is to crack down on ads that feature stereotypical gender roles. a review carried out by the asa has suggested that such commercials have a cost — for the individual, the economy and society. here's our media correspondent, david sillito. oven pride — so easy, a man could do it. so easy a man could do it? orthis? girls do ballet, and of course boys, maths. orthis? the advertising standards authority is looking at tightening up its rules on how men and women are portrayed in adverts. it's going to be ok for an ad to show a woman shopping or cleaning. it's going to be ok for an ad to show a man doing diy tasks in the home. what we're going to be looking at is ads that go beyond that, ads that paint a picture
that it is for example the woman's role to tidy up after her family who trashed the house, that's herjob in life. we're worried about that sort of depiction. similarly, ads that mock men for being hopeless at performing straightforward parental household tasks just because they are a man. look like a girl but think like a man if you want to be a boss? or this, are you beach body ready? the asa's concerns are about stereotypes or ads that pressurise women and men to look and act in a certain way. of course, things have changed since the era that produced this. but the question is, what is the dividing line? how can such a pretty wife make such bad coffee? i heard that! nanette newman spent years beside a washing—up bowl. at what point does that become gender stereotyping? one of the arguments is that ads are too orientated towards making women buy products that
are for cleaning,— cleaning the loo, cleaning the house, washing—up and everything. well, you know, so what, really? people can either take it in or not. and very often, those women who are watching those ads, their husbands in the kitchen doing the washing up anyway. and some feel the asa's beginning to stray into politics. its primary role is to ensure that advertisers aren't misleading their audience. they shouldn't be making arbitrary judgments about gender stereotypes that they randomly decide they don't like. it's got nothing to do with them. and this is just an organisation who is trying to put the left—wing agenda onto the free market, and it has no place there. a move then against the sexist ad. the challenge is deciding what that exactly means. david sillito, bbc news. the duke and duchess of cambridge have been visiting a former concentration camp as they continue their tour of poland and germany. the royal couple have met five
holocaust survivors at stutthof, near gdansk, where 65,000 people were killed during world war ii. daniela relph reports. the duke and duchess signed the visitors book at the site, which is now run as a museum. this afternoon, the couple will travel to gdansk and its famous shipyard, birthplace of the solidarity movement, which helped to end communist rule in poland. england's women cricketers are hoping to reach their second final in three attempts at the world cup. they started their semifinal against south africa this morning in bristol, following a winning streak — they've won their last six games in the tournament. the winner will take on either australia or india in the final at lord's on sunday. here's our sports correspondent, patrick gearey. 169 years ago today, w g grace was born, the father of international cricket. now, the ground he bought is hosting the women's world cup, introducing the next generation to the world's best, even f that world would seem
a strange place to grace. well, england's women have been gathering pace on their road to the semifinals. since losing to india, they have beaten all the world's best. now, in south africa's case, they have got to go out there and beat them again. the group stage match between these two sides produced 678 runs. south africa's opening pair scored fast. here's one effective way of slowing them down. anya shrubsole's stop sign. few anywhere in the sport could match the speed of england's wicketkeeping. it was difficult to see sarah taylor's stumping, let alone pull it off, no wonder the umpire needed the replay. laura wolvaardt had made a start. she is just 18 and wants to study medicine. for now, she dissected england's fields. 50. the captain had seen enough. i'll bowl, said heather knight. would laura wolvaardt gone, the second ball. a delivery that created uncertainty. marizanne kapp's frazzled mind saw a
single where there was a run out. england on top, but you never know the value of a total till you try to make it. wisdom as old as grace himself. andrew geary, bbc news, in bristol. time for a look at the weather. here's chris fawkes. hi,jane. hi, jane. more very warm and sunny weather for many of us this afternoon. looking at yesterday's temperatures, the high temperatures we re temperatures, the high temperatures were in the east and south. high pressure in charge. we still have a high pressure with us today. however, it has moved further eastwards and allowed the winds to change direction to more south easily, pushing the highest temperatures this afternoon into the western side of the country. 27 degrees or so for parts of west and wales into north—west england. a warm day for western scotland. eastern scotland and england will be