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this is bbc news. the headlines: afterfour days of talks brussels and the uk still have fundamental disagreements about citizens — the eu chief negotiator says the uk must clarify their position on a number of issues. i say by way of conclusion the first round was about organisation. this week has been about presentation. the third round must be about clarification. brexit secretary david davis said the talks had been robust — but there's a lot to be positive about. we conducted this round positively and at pace. now i hope this is a model we can continue going forward. to coin the phrase michel, the clock is ticking. i'm christian fraser in brussels with reaction as the second round of talks draws to a close. also coming up this hour: there's been a 10% rise in recorded crime in england and wales — the largest annual increase for a decade. members of donald trump's inner circle will be questioned by two us congressional committees investigating allegations
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of russian interference in the presidential election. one in three cases of dementia could be prevented — if people look after their brain throughout their life, according to new research. and it's william vs kate — as the duke and duchess go ahead to head in a boat race during their royal visit in germany. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. the eu's chief negotiator has said that brussels and the uk have fundamental disagreements about citizens‘ rights. speaking after the latest round of talks, michel barnier also called for clarification on a number of issues including the financial settlement. the brexit secretary, david davis, described the talks as robust and insisted there was a lot to be positive about. with the latest on the negotiations, here's andy moore. christian fraser is
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in brussels for us. we have just been we havejust been handed we have just been handed the 7—page document. it shows where they need further clarification. you can see they have codified this. where there is agreement, it is unclean. disagreement is red. we will talk about some of that in a moment. for those who care, i have counted on these documents 22 in green, 14 in red and 18 still these documents 22 in green, 1a in red and 18 still needing clarification. what david davis said it had made substantial progress on around 50% of the issues seems to be backed up by this document. but there are some big outstanding
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issues. brexit secretary david davis looked happy enough this morning as he came back to brussels to lead the british side one day four of these negotiations. behind the scenes, 98 british officials have been going through the detail in talks that were supposed to be about the substance of brexit. there were three main topics of discussion, the rights of citizens, both eu citizens living in the uk and britons living in the eu. the financial so—called divorce bill britain will have to pay. and then there is the question of the irish border, a new frontier between the eu and uk. the message from the eu's chief negotiator was that he was still unsure about precisely what the uk position was on many issues. translation: we require this clarification on financial settlement of citizens rights, an island, with the two key points of the common travel area and the good friday agreement, and on the other separation issues. michel barnier said there was fundamental
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diversions on certain issues. david davis said the talks had been robust but constructive, and he admitted there was a lot left to talk about. all in all, the second round of negotiations has given us a look to be positive about, and it highlighted the need sides to demonstrate a dynamic and flexible approach. we conducted this round constructively and at pace and i hope this will continue. to coin a phrase, the clock is ticking. the negotiations began on monday. even then, there were fears in europe that what was seen as a divided cabinet in london might make britain's position unclear. what the eu is finding frustrating is that they are not sure what the uk government wants, and that there is no coherent strategy or vision coming from the uk of what the uk, at a political level, wants the relationship
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to look like afterwards. the next round of talks is due to begin at the end of august. there are difficulties to come, most clearly over the eu insistence that the european court ofjustice should oversee the right of eu citizens in the uk. so far at least, that has been a red line for britain. on the thorny question of the divorce bill, michel barnier said an orderly exit required britain to settle its bill. david davis said britain recognised its rights and responsibilities. the other big sticking point when it comes to citizens rights is the role of the european court ofjustice. the eu side is saying that if you write a remain the same in the uk, then caselaw set out by the european
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court ofjustice should apply. and the could have jurisdiction. court ofjustice should apply. and the could havejurisdiction. the uk is saying, can you give us any exa m ples of is saying, can you give us any examples of a country be an outside court hasjurisdiction? examples of a country be an outside court has jurisdiction? these are difficult issues to overcome. there are some other issues in the background. this is starting to be picked up by newspapers in the uk. it regards further movement rights. at the moment, the position you're having some difficulty on is weather uk nationals would have protected rights if they moved from one european country to another. for example, a british pensioner living in france would have rights under french law but what happens if you move to germany? with the right to tra nsfer move to germany? with the right to transfer with you ? at move to germany? with the right to transfer with you? at the moment, the eu is saying they would not because that comes under freedom of movement. your rights with only cover the country in which you reside. for some people are
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suggested the eu side is prepared to be flexible if for example eu citizens living in the uk were able to return to their country and come back to the uk and still have the rights. voting rights, another example. the uk says they want to protect existing rights eu and uk citizens have two vote in their home state. the eu is saying they don't think that should happen because those voting rights arise from eu citizens rights. so that remains in red. let's bring in the brussels correspondent for the telegraph. give us an example of how complex and tricky some of these issues might be. this is incredibly complex, painstaking process. there was a lot of talks in the british came here unprepared. that is not the case. you can't come to the game
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without the proper equipment. i've been told they have files as big as their arms. 98 negotiators came here to face off against 45 european union negotiators. they sat in hot airless rooms. until recently, it was sweltering here in brussels. they went through each issue line by line for hours. every meeting overran. incredibly taxing and probably quite a tedious process. wires michel barnier giving the suggestion he has not had clarification. is giving the impression they are unprepared. that is certainly the impression the eu would like to give. what he really wants is for us to see what we think we all. but we are not going to do that. we have said there or obligations which are survivable. we
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are telling them they need to show wasn't working and tell us. a mexican stand—off. wasn't working and tell us. a mexican stand-off. on the list week, the european side produce the document highlighting how they thought we would come to that position. no one wants to talk about the figure. you start talking about the figure. you start talking about the figure. you start talking about the figure and politics enters this official series of negotiations. it is hanging in the background. will it be 40 billion, 60 million or 100 billion euros. as a french minister re ce ntly billion euros. as a french minister recently suggested. do you think we might get to october and they have agreed a mechanism for calculating the figure but hasn't produced it.|j think that is in the water and could happen. the talks on the three
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issues, citizens rights, the bill and ireland, we need to have sufficient progress before the eu 27 will talk about our future relationship. those talks are crucial because that will involve probably a free—trade agreement. thank you. i want to give you one last example of tricky issues. for instance, on the uk side, they are saying to the eu, we are prepared to give settled status of people living in the uk for five years of the monster criminal background check on those eu citizens that will stay. the eu are saying, that will discriminate against eu citizens when you might not have any suspicion. we don't want that to happen. just part of these very complex negotiations ongoing. all sorts of red issues in these documents the to get around the table and discuss further in august
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and september. thank you. some breaking news from washington. jeff sessions has beenjoined by justice department officials. they have announced a cyber crime enforcement action. this is what he said a short time ago. today, the department of justice announces said a short time ago. today, the department ofjustice announces the take—down of the dark wet market affably. this is the largest dark market where please take—down in world history. and alphabay spokesperson said they have 200,000 customers. by far most of this activity was on illegal drugs, pouring fuel on the fire of the national drugs epidemic. there are more than 250,000 listings for
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illegal drugs and toxic chemicals on alphabay. earlier this year, 122 vendors advertise fenton noll and 230 advertised here. we know of several americans were killed by drugs on alphabay. one victim was just 18 years old. in february, she overdosed on a powerful synthetic opioids which she had bought on alphabay. the opioids which she had bought on alpha bay. the drug opioids which she had bought on alphabay. the drug was shipped right to her house through the mail. a little more than a week after her death, a victim in orange county florida died of an overdose from a drug bought on alphabay. then there was gran sever. 13 years of age and a student at treasure mountain junior high school. in park city,
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utah. when he passed away after overdosing on a synthetic opioid that had been purchased by a classmate on alphabay. the ability of these drugs to seoul instantaneously in these promising lives is a reminder to us ofjust how incredibly dangerous these synthetic opioids are. especially when they are purchased anonymously from dark places on the internet. and this is likely one of the most important criminal investigations of this entire year. i have no doubt of that. make no mistake, the forces of law and justice face a challenge from criminals and transnational criminal organisations who think they can commit their crimes with impunity by going dark. this case pursued by dedicated agents and prosecutors says, you are not safe.
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you cannot hide. we will find you. dismantle your organisation and network and we will prosecute you. i believe that because of this operation, the american people are safer, people around the world are safer. the department's work is not finished. we will continue to find, arrest and incarcerate criminals, drug traffickers and enablers whenever they are. .net is not a place to hide. we will use every tool we have to stop criminals from exploring vulnerable people and sending so many americans to an early grave, perpetuated by a perverted technology. i want to thank our international partners at europol and in thailand, the
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netherlands, lithuania, canada, the united kingdom, france and germany, all of whom have worked closely with us all of whom have worked closely with us to take down this criminal enterprise. and to all in the department of justice, at enterprise. and to all in the department ofjustice, at the drug enforcement administration, the fbi and those from the irs criminal investigators and the attorneys and staff, all of whom have worked tirelessly on this case, you have made us proud. you have made this country safer and we thank you very very much. the us attorney-general jeff sessions. with me now is our correspondent has done research on the dark wet in the past. let's clear this up. they are describing this as the biggest take—down in history. what is alphabay? ? the dark wet is the bit of the wet you can get to by typing into google. hidden and anonymous. you have to download
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specialist software to get into it. when you get here, you can find things like alphabay. essentially the ebay of the underworld. rather than just buying clothes, toys electrical goods, you could buy drugs of any description, guns, counterfeit goods. alphabay was the biggest of these sites on the underworld which followed on from the very biggest that most people are turned off which was silk road. was taken down two years ago. its founder was sent to prison for a life with no parole. its successor was very big. 40,000 vendor is, possibly 200,000 users, possibly 300,000 individual listings for things like heroin. when it was taken down, we believe there was 250 vendor is sending heroin alone. this is why the americans are so excited about taking the stand. they are
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saying this was an international investigation. if the uptick in the website down, do they know who was using it, buying and supplying what? what has been done is that alphabay has been taken down. many vendors and buyers then went to another market, the next biggest market call hamster. the dutch police then accessed hanser as administrators and ran it for a month as police. nobody knew that. we know something like 10,000 addresses of purchasers we re like 10,000 addresses of purchasers were recovered. potentially this is huge? i suspect those who bought a
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small amount of class c drugs will not get a visit from the police. of those selling large amounts of category a and b drugs may well expect a call from the police in the coming months. thank you. the headlines on bbc news: there's been a 10% rise in recorded crime in england and wales — the largest annual increase for a decade. one in three cases of dementia could be prevented if people look after their brain health — new research suggests. in sport, brooks koepka shares the lead. also on five under par is jordan spieth. bogey—free first round. and tom westley will make his
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england debut in the third test against south africa. the essex batsman will come in at number three at the oval next week after receiving his first call up. i will be back with more on those stories in ten minutes. the latest crime figures for england and wales show there was a 10% increase in offences reported to the police for the year to the end of march. violent crimes were up 18%, while robberies increased by 16%. we spoke with the home office minister — nick hurd — a little earlier. the bits that we are concerned about is where a crime may be falling or it is changing. were quite clear from the data we get from hospitals that there has been a worrying increase in violent crime. we have known about that for a while. we are determined to stay on top of that. which is why we publish new laws to for example ban the use of zombie
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knives. tougher sentences for possession. were consulting on new laws to make it harderfor possession. were consulting on new laws to make it harder for young people to buy knives online. the police have been more proactive in terms of enforcement. just recently, operation spectre led to 1200 seizures of knives in one week and 300 arrests. there is a concerted effort from the police to bear down on emerging crime. our home affairs correspondent danny shaw is here. almost across—the—board, in terms of crimes recorded by police, we seeing increases. this is something we're been seeing quarter on quarter for the past couple of years. if you look at violent crime, we are seeing an 18% rise in offences of violence against a person. a significant increase. if you look into that category, one of the subcategories
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of that is knife crime. up 20%. london and other cities are more affected by knife crime than other areas, but that is a real concern. car crime is areas, but that is a real concern. carcrime is up areas, but that is a real concern. car crime is up by 11%. those crimes people thought had flattened out and we re people thought had flattened out and were being replaced by online fraud. fraud is now going up. some of that can be explained by improvements in the way police record crimes. more consistent in the processes they use. they are not no criminal offences as they used to do in as great a number as they once did. but some of it is genuine. experts are saying some of this is genuine increases in crime. is there a correlation because we are also looking at the lowest number of police officers in this country
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since 1985. the police federation of england and wales would say of course there is a correlation. we told you so. we warned that if you keep on cutting and cutting you will see an increase in crime. it's very difficult to see weather there really is a correlation between falling numbers and this. numbers have been following for a while. crime is also following. but the key issueis crime is also following. but the key issue is that this will strengthen the police arguments for saying enough is enough. we need extra resources how enough is enough. we need extra resources now to boost our numbers on the front line, to tackle increases in crime. it will strengthen their hand in that respect. one in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after the health of their brain better throughout their lives, according to new research. an international study published in the lancet lists key risk factors — including lack of education, hearing loss, smoking and social isolation. here's our medical correspondent, fergus walsh.
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now there is another reason to stay active. keeping fit can reduce your risk of getting dementia as well as protect against heart disease and cancer. keeping the mind active throughout life builds what the study calls cognitive reserve, strengthening the brain so that it can function in later life despite damage. the main risk for dementia is old—age. so that it can function in later life despite damage. it is not surprising to me that learning a language will help. it is memory recall. you tend to stop doing that when you study. learning anything, possibly a language would give someone worried about alzheimer's a chance to test for the science. the main risk for
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dementia is old—age. but the lancet study says that 35% of all cases could potentially be prevented if nine other factors were addressed. they are — lack of education, hearing loss, smoking, depression, social isolation, physical inactivity, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. it's never too early. starting off with education as a child in secondary school and then throughout your adult life having an enriched environment where you socialise and exercise. and do cognitively stimulating things, that all does it. so do that. do not smoke, try not to be obese, try to be active. these things can make a difference. hobbies like dancing and notjust good exercise. they prevent people from being cut off from their community. social isolation is not good for your brain. and trying to
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maintain social networks and keep your brain active, weather that is a crossword, learning to dance or higher education later in life, he doesn't particularly matter, it is about keeping your brain healthy. alzheimer's accounts for about two thirds of dementia cases. there is still no drug that can slow the progress. the alzheimer's society says dementia is set to be the 21st—century‘s biggest killer. we all need to be aware of the risks and start making positive lifestyle changes. donald trump's son—in—law will face questions on monday. gary o'donoghue give us the latest from washington. russia has been firmly on the front
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pages for six months for the president. jared kushner is a key white house member. he will be questioned in private by one of the committees on the hill. we won't hear what comes out of that unless people start talking. they will want to talk to about this famous meeting last year with a russian lawyer who was supposedly offering some dirt on hillary clinton. turned out not to be useful apparently. they want to ask about that. it will also want to ask about that. it will also want to ask you might allegations that he was trying to set up a can of back channel to russia during the transition before donald trump became president. using russian equipment because he didn't trust
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the american intelligence services. and they will want to talk to them about his meetings with various russian banks around the same time. so there is an awful lot to deal with for the trump family. ten years ago, torrential summer downpours left large parts of the country underwater, as the rain was followed by widespread flooding. thousands of people had to leave their homes. our correspondent phil mackie has returned to some of the worst affected areas. it was a day that no one who lived through it will ever forget. the ground was already saturated and itjust didn't stop raining. every ditch, brook, stream and road was flooded for 30 miles in every direction. people couldn't get home. families were split up and the emergency services were stretched to breaking point. we had every single resource we have across 27 fire stations and at that time 43 fire engines — every single resource was deployed. i was sort of thinking to myself and i know the other senior officers was that's it,
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we've not got anything else to give out. everything we had was out on the ground. every officer, every fire engine, every firefighter, was out doing something in regards to flooding. all along the severn, towns and villages were cut off. 10,000 homes and businesses were inundated. i've come a couple of miles down the river from upton, to one of the many, many places that was flooded that day. this is the village of uckinghall and i remember coming to this house. it was flooded up to those first—floor windows and for a time you could only get into the village by boat. even though they were used to flooding, that day was exceptional. now it's protected by flood barriers. but ten years ago, it wasn't. we got caught out — it was just too quick. it was an extreme event that happened before, but not in our living memories, you might say. in upton—upon—severn,
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temporary flood barriers were stuck elsewhere and its historic waterfront went underwater. now the town has permanent defences. we're light years ahead from where we were in 2007 and it isn't just the flood defences, it's the way we plan, it's the way we work with the met office now in terms of looking at weather forecasts well in advance, the way we work with professional partners like police, fire and local authorities. and the way we issue flood warnings. they've all come on so much since 2007. the town is now much better protected, but the events of a decade ago won't be easily forgotten. now the weather. we have had our braun flooding in the past 24 hours. some of that in lancashire and in north wales as well. this was one of the pictures sentin well. this was one of the pictures sent in the flooding in rhyl that happened this time yesterday afternoon with some torrential downpours. fed by the moist and humid here we had across the country. humidity swept away by the weather fronts. slowly crossing the uk today, bringing fresh air and
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broken clouds. this was the scene earlier this afternoon in dorset. this evening, a clump of rain moves in towards south—west england and wheels. showers in northern ireland will fade away for a time. towards dawn, the next area of low pressure swings and of the atlantic. some heavy rain for northern ireland, wales and south—west england. mild kind of night. tomorrow, wet and windy weather. gale—force gusts of windy weather. gale—force gusts of wind and probably over an inch of rain fall wind and probably over an inch of rainfall in wind and probably over an inch of rain fall in places. the best of the weather in eastern areas. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: the european union's chief negotiator, michel barnier, has said fundamental differences remain between the eu and the uk after the latest round of brexit talks. there's been a 10% rise in recorded
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crime in england and wales — the largest annual increase for a decade. members of donald trump's inner circle will be questioned by two us congressional committees investigating allegations of russian interference in the presidential election. and it's william versus kate as the duke and duchess take to the water to go head to head in a boat race in germany — with william taking first place. hello from the bbc sport centre. i'm hugh ferris. blue skies at the moment at royal birkdale as it started get the best conditions at the moment. they are all chasing two americans who sit at the top of the leaderboard, both major winners too. shall we have a look at the leaderboard? the early stages we re look at the leaderboard? the early stages were pretty tricky with some wind and some rain, but plenty
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prospered nonetheless. as you can see, those two americans at the top of the leaderboard, both with 65. jordan spieth, two—time winner, eg managed a bogey free round today. and brooks koepka, also on five under par. i'd on the course, matt kuchar is very much the thing. he is just a shot behind. then come the others, including a couple of brits. first of all, let's hear from jordan spieth. maybe a bit surprised at being able to start off this open extremely strong and not have to grind too much. at this course and that this open, i know that conditions change the entire leaderboard, so it's a really good start. i know what is coming tomorrow, i know that even part would be as good or better ever for
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this forecast gets here. essex batsman tom westley will make his england debut after being selected for the third test against south africa. westley will bat at three at the oval, replacing gary ballance, while middlesex's dawid malan is also called up and will make his debut if england decide to pick an extra batman. the test starts a week today. and you can see the full squad on the bbc sport website. rain has reduced the second semifinal of the women's cricket world cup to 42 overs per side. they are under way at derby where india have won the toss and are batting first against australia. 120—3 the latest score. hosts england await the winner in the final. commentary on radio five live extra. alvaro morata has arrived in london for a medical ahead of his move
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to chelsea from real madrid worth around £60 million. morata was being linked with manchester united for most of the summer before they beat chelsea to the signing of romelu lukaku, leaving the way clear for the premier league champions. the striker still has to agree personal terms. let's just recap everything would seem from the open. it's been the first day at royal birkdale, and the leaderboard has two americans at the top of it, jordan spieth and brooks koepka, on five under par after 65 today. it is pretty sunny at the open after a very blustery and wet start. and that, the man who hit the first tee shot of the day, mark o'meara, the champion in 1998, at an eight on the first hole. much more to come over the next few hours from
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royal birkdale. one of the key sticking points in the brexit negotiations is the size of what's been called the divorce bill, that the european union wants the uk to pay upon leaving. some eu leaders have indicated it could be as high as £88 billion,and they say no trade deal can be as £88 billion, and they say no trade deal can be struck until the sum is agreed. our diplomatic correspondent james robbins has been looking at some of the issues — including, why there's a bill to pay in the first place. no nation state has ever left the european union before, so think of this as the first divorce in european history. how would the debt be paid? there was a statement to parliament last thursday that the uk has obligations from eu membership, which may from europe's chief negotiator after foreign secretary boris johnson said brussels should go whistle for the money. the sums i have seen that they have proposed to demand for this country seem to me to be extortionate,
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and i think to "go whistle" would be an entirely appropriate expression. i don't hear any whistling, just a clock ticking. so, how much does the eu want? the chief negotiator has never publicly put a number on the uk exit bill, but unofficial estimates have ranged widely, from £18 billion to £88 billion. so how would that break down? what did the eu suggest the uk's obligations may be? the largest might be for road, rail and other infrastructure projects the uk has committed to. then there are investment projects in less—developed areas. there are other long—term obligations including pensions for eu staff who are british. this is not a complete list, and all of it will be vigorously disputed from both sides of the table. if the british will be tough,
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expect at least equal toughness from the eu side. let's take a look at this timeline for the negotiations. three rounds are scheduled, for august, september and october. then at a summit in brussels, the leaders will assess progress. the eu will decide that it is only after enough progress has been made, including on money, that they will allow formal discussion to begin on britain's post brexit relationships with the eu, including, critically, on trade. there is no precedent to rely on, so expect no clarity until everything is settled. sir vince cable is set to become leader of the liberal democrats later today. other possible contenders have all ruled themselves out, paving the way for the twickenham mp and former business secretary to assume the leadership
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being vacated by tim farron. let's go to the political corresponded who joins me from central london. not much of a contest. . . central london. not much of a contest... it will be a coronation barring any last—minute entries. they have about 20 minutes left until nominations close for love the dem leadership contest, but so far sir vince cable is the only one of his party members who has put himself forward. none have as other colleagues, other well—known names have sought this as an opportunity. sir vince cable thinks that he is ready for this position. he has been acting leader in the past, he has been a deputy leader of the party, he is probably one of their party's will recognise faces, and he thinks they have an opportunity to play our role and brexit. the memo, the lib
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dems campaign strongly on that the main platform, offering the public a second referendum on the deal at the last election. sir vince cable was previously opposed to that decision but has come round to thinking this is possibly a way of getting, ge says, the country out of a potentially disastrous brexit outcome. within about 20 minutes or so, we are expecting him to be announced as the next leader. one thatis announced as the next leader. one that is over and done with, where can we expect him to take the party? when he announces candidacy, he said there was a space in british politics that the liberal democrats could fill. he is against a hard brexit, he is open to working with other members of the other parties who share the liberal democrat's views, but he is still committed to
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offering the public this second referendum on a final brexit deals before march 2019, which is expected of withdrawal. vince cable very clear that he thinks the liberal democrats can be a force to try and shake their brexit negotiations, and with this policy of offering this referendum he thinks because there are divisions in conservative party of brexit and in labour although there are ports, he thinks the liberal democrats can play a role tier, and this is has time to take charge. thank you very much. authorities have confirmed that eighty people are still listed as dead, or missing presumed dead, following the grenfell tower fire — the secretary of state for communities and local government, sajid javid, told the house of commons those figures. mrjavid also confirmed that everyone made homeless by the fire has been made at least one offer of accommodation in the local area. the police continue to list 80 people as either dead or missing, presumed dead. 39 victims have so far been formally identified, with 39 request opened by
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the coroner and adjourned pending the public enquiry and the police investigation. two adults remain in hospital. i know that some local residents remain concerned that the number of people on the tower on the night have been underestimated. i would continue to urge anyone with further information to come forward. we have been very clear that we do not mind if those affected were subletting or have immigration issues. all we care about is getting to the truth. turning to the re—homing programme, everyone who lost their home grenfell tower has been made at least one offer of good quality, fully furnished, temporary accommodation in the local area. as of 10am this morning, 35 of these have been accepted, and ten families have moved on. and ten families have moved in.
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those numbers are slightly down on the figures that were published recently, as some people have changed their minds, as they are perfectly entitled to do so. where residents have turned down an offer, we are finding suitable alternatives for them. where residents are not yet ready to engage with the process, they do not want to make a decision right now, they would rather wait for permanent homes to be offered, we will of course respect that. at the questions this week, the quality of accommodation being offered was raised. i would like to repeat the housing minister's offer to the opposition front bench to visit some of these homes so they can inspect them for so they can inspect them for themselves. i don't believe that they have taken us up on offer so far, but it still stands. we will continue to seek out suitable secure and permanent occupation. accomodation. the first such homes will be ready in days, and specialist teams will be ready to start matching them to families and start making the offers.
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the care quality commission says a significant number of the 3500 people being kept in these conditions could be living with fewer restrictions. our health reporter smitha mundasad has more. geoff clark spent years locked in psychiatric rehabilitation units after developing schizophrenia. i was there 11 years and it was very, very boring. not a lot to do. people i didn't get on with. things like that. not a very pleasant place to be. he's now back in his community, close to home. but more than 50 years on from the movement to abolish asylums, england's health regulator is worried too many patients still risk being institutionalised on more modern locked rehabilitation wards. the report is clear for mental health care in the 21st century that
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a hospital should not be considered a home. quite a high proportion of people in these services could and should be moved back to be much closer to home and be cared for in settings, in residential settings, that provide much more independence. and cqc inspectors say safety is another major concern. they rated about a third of services as needing improvement, and one in 20 were deemed inadequate. their report says old buildings with blindspots that make it harder to monitor patients, and a shortage of nursing staff, could leave people at risk. it raises big questions about the system and what's happening in the system. is there enough money in there? do we have the right kind of people able to deliver the care? it also says something about the culture of what's happening in individual settings, the right leadership, are people involved in their own care,
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are people supported and trained in such a way they can deliver that care? but the coc praises staff for being caring and treating people with dignity and respect at the vast majority of trusts. nhs england says big steps have been made in improving mental health services, with more money going into the system. but it agrees there is still more work to be done. in a moment, a summary of the business news this hour but first, the headlines on bbc news. brexit secretary david davis and the eu's michel barnier have outlined progress made in their latest round of talks. mr barnier said there were still fundamental disagreements over citizens' rights. the us justice the usjustice department allows the shutdown of two dark webwork the places that allowed people to sell
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illegal drugs and weapons. there's been a 10% rise in recorded crime in england and wales — the largest annual increase for a decade. summer holidays are just around the corner — but parents face higher childcare costs than ever. on average, almost £750 per child over the full six week holiday. it's putting pressure on families already facing higher prices and meagre wage rises. we'll find out how parents are coping. profits at sports direct have plummeted nearly 60%. underlying pre—tax profit fell to £113.7 million — that's less than half what they made last year. the retailer says it's because of the weaker pound — which means it costs more to import goods from abroad. chief executive mike ashley said it had now taken steps to "minimise the short—term impact of currency volatility". the warm weather injune got us out spending in the shops. official stats show that uk retail sales were better than expected last month.
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the amount of stuff we bought was up 0.6% compared with may. there was a boost from higher sales of summer clothing, shoes and household goods. the amount of money we spent on goods was also up by 0.4%. school's will all soon be out for the summer — but as temperatures rise — so too does the cost of holiday childcare. the family and childcare trust has given the bbc exclusive access to figures that showjust how much of a squeeze holiday care puts on family finances. since last year, the average cost has risen by 4%. so for one child, it's £124 per week of childcare. many families will struggle to afford that — especially as cheaper, council—run options are hard to find. so how do parents juggle that with work? our ireland correspondent, chris buckler is in at a summer scheme in belfast where schools are already out for for the summer holidays.
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you can see that dodge ball is underway here. that is because the summer holidays have already begun. july and august in northern ireland, those both bands are taking out with summer holidays. that is a long periods for parents to have to pay for the cost of looking after the children. your son and daughter easier, you are lucky because this is one of the council run facilities, though it is only £40, and that is relatively cheap. absolutely, it is really good value. the cats can be active all day. yeah, ithink the cats can be active all day. yeah, i think it is really good. we are very lucky. what would you do if we didn't have this facility? shall
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kerry is expensive for us board, plus the fact, what do the cats do, do they get out to play and interact with other children, probably not? they set in houses and rims and wait for us to pick them up, so this is great. as you can see, this game is getting quite aggressive. it gives you an idea when we talk to parents that they do have a concern about what they do it for some of the time. this one is forfive what they do it for some of the time. this one is for five weeks. yes. just acted mindy pallas, and we will be operating until august. yes. just acted mindy pallas, and we will be operating untilaugust. for every two channel places here, the radzi children that are signed up. this is one of our most popular schemes across the city. it is very popular. obviously cars has an effect on that. we work in partnership with the council to make it as an affordable as possible and give children valuable activity
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throughout the year. you are grateful that you have schemes like this, but practically ate lots of places are a lot more expensive. that is right. we carry out research every year into the cost of childcare in northern ireland. 63% of pa rents childcare in northern ireland. 63% of parents told us they really struggle with childcare costs and with the long summer holidays here, much longer than in other parts of the uk, they are particularly stressful. it is great that there are options like this available. also offer a helpline that parents can call if they want advice and support with their childcare costs over the summer. do you think companies and firms are doing enough to help people? it really varies. a lot of people are embracing family friendly culture now. we will horst knew awards this year to. i think
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having an understanding employer goes a long way to making a difference in the summer holidays. thank you for braving the dodge ball. as you can tell, it has been processed. i suppose it is getting into a position where children are not bored in the summer as well as helping parents out. we're looking at the cost of summer holiday childcare across the bbc all day today. find out more at or follow the conversation on social media using the hashtag #childcare. climbing one of the uk's tallest mountains is a challenge for any climber, but it is even more of a challenge for father of two jason liversidge — who has motor neurone disease, and needs 24—hour care. but earlier this week, jason attempted to reach the top of mount snowdon — graham satchell went with him. the top of snowdon is 3,500 feet above sea level, a challenge if you are fit and able. jason is attempting it
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in a wheelchair. it was one of those ideas that was a good idea at the time. the further we get, the more excited i get. jason has motor neuron disease, he's here with his wife and a team of helpers, but this is difficult terrain. they will use ramps and muscle and willpower. jason is determined and very tenacious, and he has got this zest for life, and i really admire that, and we are fully behind him and want him to keep going as long as he can. the illness has slowly taken jason's ability to walk and talk, but not his determination. on the one hand, it is not brilliant, but on the other hand, it's probably the best time in my life. jason was diagnosed 3.5 years ago,
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he has gone from being fit and active to needing 24—hour care. jason and liz have two daughters. he has got a lot to live for, we have got two little girls, and jason would love to see them grow up. it is probably not realistic, but he wants to spend every day with them for as long as he can. more than four hours into the climb, this has become a battle with the mountain, and inch by inch, a push and pull struggle of wills. jason is climbing partly to raise money for two charities, but also to create memories for his two daughters. jason's speech is already deteriorating, and he will eventually rely on a synthesised computer—generated voice. but to make sure his children still recognise him,
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he recorded hundreds of his own words, so his computerised voice will sound like him. that is pretty good. that is, yeah. back on the mountain, the batteries are starting to run out onjason‘s wheelchair, so it is a mad dash to the top. finally, after more than eight hours, they have done it. absolutely amazing, what an achievement to get to the top. forjason, it is a huge achievement. what do you think? amazing. jason's next challenge — he plans to abseil from the humber bridge. but this is a moment to stop, to take in the awesome beauty. the duke and duchess of cambridge
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entered into some friendly competition together in germany. they took part in a boat race. it was a tight race, but prince william secured a win with just metres to spare. a lorry fire on the a2 has caused major travel problems across north kent this morning. the lorry, loaded with chocolate bars, broke down near swanscombe in the early hours. two out of four lanes are still closed between gravesend and dartford, causing half—hour delays. highways england said it may take until six o'clock this evening to clear.
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i stupidly as you to tweak some of your possible headlines to go with this. so, as all the traffic snarled up, then? and while we are on the topic, was it a khan double car decker? looks like a roaring fire. it happened early in the morning, just after it. we will leave it there. —— just after eight. we have had flooding over the last 24 hours affecting lancashire and wales. the flooded streets and one of the pictures that were sent to us. things have changed. the humid air is being wafted away as is
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atlantique air is being wafted away as is atla ntique wednesbury shallcross, bringing much fresher conditions. you will notice that if you were outside this afternoon, it doesn't feel as duffy argument. but we have a little bit of rain left over as you can see an net radar picture. it is gradually clearing, and you are seeing sunnier skies. we can see the sunshine here and there are some pretty good waves on the course. you can see some showers working and to wales and south—west england for a time. this should clear in northern ireland, but more general rain in the second part of the night. some giant weather across northern scotla nd giant weather across northern scotland and eastern england to take us scotland and eastern england to take us through the night. here is friday's weather charts, and i do hope you are enjoying the sunshine today, because it is here where we are going to get some particularly wet and windy weather on friday.
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gale force wind and driving this rain. although an inch of rain is expected. it will also be wet and windy for northern ireland. northern scotla nd windy for northern ireland. northern scotland and eastern england will have the best of the dry weather and sunny spells. a little bit on the hillside. that rain is likely to make an appearance later in the day at royal birkdale. looking ahead to the weekend, it doesn't get any better. that st helier pressure sargasso ‘s heavy downpours and some sunny spells in between. across south—east england and parts of the midland, you have the chance of it staying dry. probably the best of the weather across north—west scotland. this shareware as well be particularly frequent across wales and south—west england, and it will stay quite gloomy across parts of south—east: dunnock these england. the high—pressure aroma to the north
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sea. a number of showers mostly focused over the british isles. western scotland not feeling too badly. this is bbc news. i'm simon mccoy. the headlines at four. after four days of brexit talks the eu's chief negotiatior says there remain ‘fundamental‘ disagreements" — and the uk must clarify its position on a number of issues. i say by way of conclusion the first round was about organisation. this week has been about presentation. the third round must be about clarification. brexit secretary david davis said the talks had been robust, but there's a lot to be positive about. we conducted this round constructively and at pace... now i hope this is a model we can continue going forward. to coin the phrase, michel, the clock is ticking. within the last hour both sides have
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