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the bank of england cuts its growth forecast for the uk economy and leaves interest rates unchanged. the governor was also downbeat about wage growth and the impact on families. as the consequences of sterling's fall have shown up in the shops and squeezed their real incomes, they cutback on spending, slowing the economy. also this lunchtime. a seniorjudges condemns as disgraceful the lack of support services for young people with mental health problems, and says the state could have blood on its hands. mental health patients are waiting up to three years to be discharged from hospital, even when they're medically fit to leave. i used to see other people leaving before me and i'd be like, yeah, but i've been ready a long time and i'm more equipped, but they seemed to get out quicker. five weeks into a bin strike that's left rubbish piling up on the streets of birmingham, we meet the volunteers taking matters into their own hands.
feeling the heat — emergency measures are put in place, as temperatures hit record levels in many parts of europe. aiming to be a roaring success — england's women are ready to take on the host nation in their euro 2017 semifinal. and coming up in the sport on bbc news: former boxing champion wladimir klitschko has retired from the sport. it means a rematch with anthonyjoshua won't happen. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. the bank of england has downgraded the uk growth forecast for this year and next, warning that the economy will remain sluggish.
its monetary policy committee has also downgraded its forecasts for wage growth. the bank has left interest rates unchanged at 0.25%. our correspondent simon gompertz reports. for more than eight years, the guardian of our financial system, the bank of england, has been trying to spur on the economy like keeping interest rates at record lows in providing banks with cheap money to lend out. one day, that will have to end, but this is not that day. the anxious wait in financial markets for the monthly 12 o'clock announcement from the bank. its base interest rate, which influences how the rates we may move, to stay down at 0.25%. two out of eight on its rate—setting committee voted for a rise, fewer than last time. low interest rates are decided to keep
people confident, spending and borrowing, but the bank is now worried about that level of worrying, sojohnston would rate it and cool it slightly, so so far they have had strong words and warnings, but they haven't raised interest rates to try and hold the household in its steps. what the bank of england is watching out for when it decides how to raise interest rates is whether there is a shopping spree, whether borrowing is taking off, whether wages are increasing fast. so far, it's not now, not yet. what we do have our new forecasts from the bank on how the economy is likely to develop from here. and the bank's likely to develop from here. and the ba n k‘s less likely to develop from here. and the bank's less optimistic. in its previous forecast in may, it said total uk production would grow this year by1.9%. total uk production would grow this year by 1.9%. that has been revised down to 1.7. rate at which prices are rising, inflation, it sees as
peaking at 3% in october, before falling to two point vessel crew falling to two point vessel crew falling to two point vessel crew falling to 2.6% in a year. today's report is sifted through for signs of how the governor, mark carney, and his team think we are doing in the wake of the financial crisis and with the uncertainties of brexit. financial markets, particularly sterling, marked down the uk's relish and prospects quickly. household through brexit related uncertainties initially but, more recently, as the consequences of the fall in sterling have shown up in the shops and squeezed real incomes, they have cut back on spending, slowing the economy. will be uk being good enough shape to withstand a rise in interest rates from the bank ina a rise in interest rates from the bank in a few months next year? some say that's what we have to be ready for. in truth, nobody knows. one of britain's most seniorjudges has said the state will have blood on its hands if a suicidal teenage girl is released from custody without adequate supervision. sirjames munby, president
of the family division in england and wales, was giving judgment in the case of a vulnerable 17—year—old, who has tried to kill herself a number of times. our home affairs correspondent, danny shaw, joins me now. when you read the entirety of what thejudge had to when you read the entirety of what the judge had to say, when you read the entirety of what thejudge had to say, it is extremely strong language. so james munby is known for his forthright views but, given that, thisjudgment is extraordinary, a damning indictment, really, of the care system, especially for adolescents who need mental health provision. this is a girl who has been in custody for almost six months. she has some serious mental health problems and is, in effect, being nursed in the room without any items of furniture, because she's tried to kill herself so many times, and there is a concern expressed by experts and doctors that, if she
leaves without supervision, she'll try to kill herself within 2a to 48 hours. try to kill herself within 24 to 48 hours. according to doctors, what she needs, is long—term therapeutic ca re she needs, is long—term therapeutic care in an adolescent centre, but no place has been found. the only unit that has been identified as a six month waiting list. thejudge is clearly exasperated at that, and he has said today in his ruling, ifeel shame and embarrassment that i can do no more for this girl. he says, we have blood on our hands if no suitable place is found and she is able to attempt suicide. he talks about the well—known scandal, the disgraceful and shaming lack of proper provision in what he says is one of the richest countries in the world. danny shaw. mental health patients across the uk are spending years stranded in acute units awaiting discharge. a bbc freedom of information request reveals that some people are waiting more than three years to be discharged from hospital, even though they are medically fit to leave. nhs england says it is investing in providing alternatives to hospital admissions.
our social affairs correspondent, michael buchanan, reports. toni adeniyi likes art and music. but she loves her new home. she proudly shows me around a supported accommodation complex that she shares with five others. the 32—year—old, who suffers from a personality disorder and schizophrenia, has spent almost half her life in psychiatric hospitals. i think we could do with some more pictures on the wall. she moved in here last year, months later than she should have done, due to arguments between health and social care agencies over who should pay for her room. i used to see other people leaving before me and i'd be like, "yeah, but i've been ready a long time and i'm more equipped", but they seem to get out quicker. many psychiatric patients will recognise toni's experience. we have discovered that at least five patients waited more than three
years to be discharged. nearly 100 waited more than a year. more than 200 spent six months longer in hospital than they needed to. the complex where toni lives is provided by a national charity, who say there simply aren't enough similar units for mental health patients. often people are in a revolving door of hospital placement and then a failed community placement, because that step is just too significant. so by providing a very comprehensive, quite intensive package of support, we hope to be able to break that cycle. delayed discharges are a problem across the nhs. but this research shows mental health patients are suffering excessive waits. spending longer than necessary in one of these units can slow a patient‘s recovery and prevent others from getting a bed. this psychiatrist, who often struggles to move her patient‘s from hospital, says investing in community services is crucial. not all admissions can be avoided
or should be avoided. but certainly there are a number when you have really good community service crisis resolution that will not need to go into hospital. and obviously, most people, for the most part, would wish to stay in their homes. toni says she will soon move from here into a small bungalow in the complex. a further step in rebuilding her life. nhs england say they are increasingly providing alternatives to hospital admissions, but too many patients are still spending too long in psychiatric units. michael buchanan, bbc news. four men from the west midlands who plotted a terrorist attack on british police and military targets have been jailed for life. the men, from birmingham and stoke—on—trent, were told by mrjustice globe that they were dangerous offenders who had a long—standing, radical violent ideology. our correspondent nick beake is at the old bailey. tell us more about what happened in
court. these men were caught in a joint operation between m15 and west midlands police, who had set up a fa ke midlands police, who had set up a fake career company in birmingham. and they managed to get two of the men to be recruited as drivers. when they were trying to bug one of the vehicles, they found a bag of weapons, a partially constructed pipe bomb and also a meat cleaver with a word on its meaning non—believer that had been scratched on the side of the blade. the judge said he believed an attack was imminentand it said he believed an attack was imminent and it would have led to lots of casualties. three of these men called themselves the three musketeers, and they had previously been jailed... problems with sound. before becoming... i do apologise, a terrible problem with the line.
we will try to talk to him later in the programme. for now, will turn oui’ the programme. for now, will turn our attention is to one of other main stories. the cladding on more than 200 buildings in england have now failed fire safety tests, implemented in the wake of the grenfell tower fire. in the second round of large scale tests ordered by the government, more than 100 high rise blocks failed to meet current regulations. our home affairs correspondent, tom symonds, hasjoined me. some shocking results, it would seem. the government is taking the same cladding that was used at the g re nfell tower cladding that was used at the grenfell tower and testing it by setting fire to it with different types of insulation, the bit behind the cladding. in the first two tests, those tests had to be stopped in seven or eight minutes because the flames got so high at the top of the flames got so high at the top of the test rig that it was a safety hazard. this test should last 40 minutes. the government says that shows that it should not have been
on any of these blocks. and this morning i spoke to serve ken night, the man cheering the advice panel, and he said that probably this type of cladding would have to be removed, and that is something that landlords are now considering. he said there was no evidence so far that that sort of cladding had ever been given this test before, despite the fact that building regulations say, if it is used on tall buildings, there has to be a study as to whether it's safe. i asked him earlier in the interview, did he feel the fire safety profession that failed? i think we've all failed in the sense that people have lost their lives so tragically and dramatically and that is why there is an absolute focus. a focus by me personally. it's in my dna to be into fire safety and fire protection. do we all feel we failed? i feel we have recognised what now needs to be done in so many ways including listening to public inquiries and listening to the outcome of the review. there are public enquiries, a public
enquiry going on, a police investigation, the panel is giving advice to the government and, in the last week, a review of the building regulations to see whether they should change. he said there is likely to be significant change. in advance of their euro 2017 semifinal tonight, the england women's captain, steph houghton, says the netherlands will be the ones under pressure, with all expectations on the host nation. the lionesses are the highest ranked side left in the tournament following their 1—0 victory against france on sunday, our sports correspondent katie gornall is in enschede. you join me by the fan park, which is starting to get busier, but i think we can expect it to be packed later. there have been huge crowds following the netherlands throughout the tournament and they are expecting about 30,000 tonight. this isa expecting about 30,000 tonight. this is a confident side, full of belief.
they can call on the tournament's top scorer, jodie taylor, who is in the form of her life. her goals have powered england to the semifinals. jodie taylor has scored five at the euros, no team has been able to stop her. as relaxed off the pitch as she is bearing down on goal, taylor knows the prize for the top scorer of the tournament is in reach. it would be awesome. ask any forward and eve ryo ne awesome. ask any forward and everyone wants to score goals. the main priority tommy is for the team to win gold. i'd love us for us to win the euros. —— the main priority to me. was that your first touch? pretty much. the 31-year-old is making upfor pretty much. the 31-year-old is making up for lost time there was a moment where i thought it might not work out for that i'm quite proud of sticking at it and the hard work i've put in. it feels like it's paying off. the england players now
have all the tools they need to go the distance. if you freeze your body you'll recover quicker! record investment has allowed mark sampson's site to become fitter and better prepared than ever, but expectations are at an all—time high. with germany, the holders, already out, england may never have already out, england may never have a better chance of winning their first major tournament, but they will not underestimate the netherlands, who will have a sell—out crowd behind them for the semifinal in enschede. like england, the dutch have won all their games and conceded just one goal. they have showcased their pace and flair in attack. it feels so good to make it to the semifinals. we see how much we fight for each other, how much we fight for each other, how much energy we put into the game, so it's working for us so far. we have to show it again. visiting fans can
expect to be vastly outnumbered when they arrived here later. the city of enschede is preparing a welcome and, with the final also taking place here on sunday, england aim to overstate it. england will be without their first choice goalkeeper karen bardsley, who broke her leg in the quarterfinal. andjill who broke her leg in the quarterfinal. and jill scott is suspended. that is at least two changes mark sampson will have to make. but he does have depth. they are the highest placed team left in the competition and they have said they don't want to go home just yet. thank you, katie. katie gornall. our top story this lunchtime: the bank of england cuts its growth forecast for the uk economy, and leaves interest rates unchanged. the governor was also downbeat about wage growth and its impact on families. coming up: neymar‘s deal with psg. he's expected to sign a contract that will see him earn three quarters of a million pounds a week. coming up in sport:
brazilian forward neymar‘s expected to earn 40 million a year at paris st—germain, with a world record move from barcelona. the deal is thought to be worth just under 200 million. forfive weeks, rubbish has been piling up on the streets of birmingham because of a dispute between the council and bin collectors. now volunteers have started clearing the streets of rubbish themselves. refuse workers in birmingham have been taking strike action in a dispute with the city council over increasing the number of days worked, and it will continue until september. our midlands correspondent, seema kotecha, reports. piles of rubbish outside homes and shops in birmingham. the smell of rotting food and human waste is no stranger to some parts of the city since bin workers went on strike five weeks ago. they say it's over conditions and pay cuts. each day they strike for three hours. and at this florist, it is causing alarm. it is unsightly and it is
unhealthy for anybody. we have got rats around. we have got foxes around. and every day it is a question of re—bagging stuff and just sorting stuff and making sure that it is as tidy as we can keep it. we pay for this service quarterly, in advance, and it's not cheap either. for them to just not do it and ignore us isjust very bad. this pile of rubbish is sat next to a chinese restaurant. and this weather means the rotten food inside is getting wet and therefore it is smelling a lot worse. now people who live here are taking action by cleaning it up themselves. the whole purpose of this is to encourage everybody else to stop relying on the council, roll up your sleeves. and if you can't do it, get in touch with us and we'll happily come out and clear the rubbish for you. it's absolutely disgraceful and disgusting that in the 215t century in britain, in 2017, we're living in like fourth world conditions. the council says it wants bin workers to work a shorter five—day week rather
than doing four long days. bin workers say that means less money and fewer supervisor jobs. in a statement the council says: they have now collected about half of the rubbish, but that leaves a lot of it still around. and if there isn't a resolution soon, the strike could go on until september. seema kotecha, bbc news, birmingham. a surgeon jailed for 15 years after carrying out needless breast operations has had his sentence increased. it is now 20 years. ian paterson, who left victims scarred and disfigured, was handed the prison term in may following a trial at nottingham crown court.
our health editor, hugh pym, is at the court of appeal. the court has increased his sentence then? that is right. the court of appealjudges, in their sewing up after the hearing this morning, made it clear there was no precedent for this, a doctor carrying out these acts, wounding with intent in 17 different cases involving ten different cases involving ten different patients as victims. there we re different patients as victims. there were many more patients are affected by ian paterson's actions. the criminal case involved the injuries and the huge damage he caused to ten victims. what they said was the original trial judge victims. what they said was the original trialjudge at victims. what they said was the original trial judge at nottingham crown court had basically got the legality is right in his analysis of the sentencing, but he hadn't reflected the fact there were 17 of these very, very serious offences. they felt and said a sentence of 20 yea rs they felt and said a sentence of 20 years was more appropriate than 15.
afterwards, the solicitor general, who had brought the case on behalf of the government asking for a higher sentence, said it was a substantial increase. he felt justice had been seen to be done. some of paterson's victims were there and indicated there were more content with the sentence of 20 yea rs content with the sentence of 20 years than the original one. hugh pym, thanks. children from the poorest families in england can be two years behind their more affluent classmates by the time they finish secondary school. that's the conclusion from the education policy institute, and is based on data from all state schools. the department for education says the attainment gap has narrowed over the past six years. jessica parker reports. finding the solution — this imperial college london summer school is all about raising aspirations. my parents didn't go to university. so i kind of felt i wanted to go to university. my teachers and my peers especially have been encouraging,
saying that i'm good enough and that i can do it. i don't think anyone should have external influences on how their education should turn out. i think everyone should have an equal chance. it should be fair. i don't think anyone should be left behind, for whatever reason. today's report works out that for some disadvantaged kids, the attainment gap has closed slightly over the last ten years. but when it comes to the very poorest children, it's a different picture. at the end of primary school they are on average over one year behind. but by the time they take their gcses, the gap has widened to nearly two years. that figure is slightly worse than a decade ago. and there are huge regional variations. the attainment gap is generally smaller in london, but larger in areas like the east midlands and the north. we can speculate that funding would be a factor in certain parts of the country. we know that aspirations are quite important, and cultural expectations as well.
so i think all of these things, and more, we'll be having an influence. disadvantaged children are more likely to earn less in future and suffer bad health. put simply, it leads to wasted potential. as a head teacher, it's really disappointing to read this report and see how little progress has been made. if we had the right funding, the right support for children and their families, it would make such a difference. the department of education says that through the pupil premium there is an injection of over £2 billion this year for disadvantaged pupils, as well as money to help young people in so—called social mobility cold spots. of course, the task of making sure that every pupil reaches their full potential is a complicated science. but worryingly, today's report says that if the current rate of change continues, it will take a staggering 50 years before the gap is closed. jessica parker, bbc news.
italian naval ships are being deployed in libya's territorial waters to try to stop migrants crossing the mediterranean to the southern coast of italy. the italian government have also imposed new rules on charities which have been helping rescue thousands of people trying to make the dangerous crossing in flimsy boats. richard galpin reports. the italian navy used to play a key role rescuing those caught in stormy seas. but now its mission is to enter libyan territorial waters to help the libyan coast guard spot migrant boats as they set sail, and stop them going any further. the abrupt change of mission was given the go—ahead by the italian parliament. most politicians clearly wanting an end to the crisis. the
goal of the italian government is to stem the flow, bring it close to zero and basically tweak the turkey deal and adapted to the situation in libya but get the same result, which is to bring a flow which is in the hundreds of thousands, to close to zero. almost 100,000 migrants have reached italy so far this year. other eu countries were supposed to have taken other eu countries were supposed to have ta ken many other eu countries were supposed to have taken many of them. but it has not happened. so large numbers are applying for asylum here, putting the government under pressure with elections looming next year. now the italian navy's sophisticated radar will enable the libyan coast guard to stop many migrant boats before they leave libyan territorial waters. and send them back to libya. that is sparking alarm amongst human rights organisations. there is no system to claim asylum. there is
automatic detention of irregular migrants in centres where people are systematically abused, and it is com pletely systematically abused, and it is completely on clear how the italian government think that these people would be protected after the —— disembarking libya with the key assistance of the italian government. italy is also imposing restrictions on boats used by charities to rescued migrants. it is feared fewer ships will now be in the key areas, and already this year more than 2000 migrants have drowned. richard galpin, bbc news. we will take a look at the wrong
weather prospects in the few minutes. while it might feel like autumn in many parts of the uk, hugh swathes of europe are in meltdown. health warnings are in place as a record—breaking heatwave is sweeping the continent, from romania to portugal. today in rome it's 42 degrees celsius. richard lister reports. southern europe is sweltering. the swimming pools may be full but many rivers and reservoirs have been emptied by drought. minnows —— millions of people are struggling to stay cool on a continent getting hotter. normally across southern europe temperatures are generally between 28 and 30 degrees. those temperatures are around ten to 15 celsius above average at the moment. very high. and the persistence of the heatwave is causing problems across the region. there is no relief at night either. in the south of france it is 31 degrees. that is
at all half past ten. this constant heat has consequences. wildfires have become a growing problem across europe. this one is in croatia, where more than 150 people battled through the night to protect those living nearby. climate change means problems like this are likely to get worse. southern european climate is variable year—on—year but the evidence would suggest that what we are seeing here is out of the ordinary, and perhaps evidence that these extreme temperatures, heatwaves, are becoming more extreme and dalton were frequent. 2003 saw the hottest european temperatures in 500 years. its impact was devastating. it caused the biggest fall in agricultural output in a century and tens of thousands of deaths, most of them in france. that is something else we may have to be ready for. if left unchecked, it estimated the rising global
temperatures could cause 40% more heat related deaths in britain by the end of the century, more than 18,000 a year. but in central and southern europe, those deaths could double to more than 173,000 each year. for those on the beach at weston—super—mare today, a little bit of sunshine might have been welcome. europe's heatwave is not expected to reach —— reach the uk this week at least. but climate change means we could all be in for some unwelcome weather in the years to come. richard lister, bbc news. we're used to eye—watering amounts of money in football, but it's about to hit new levels when this man, neymar, completes his move from barcelona to paris st—germain, for what's expected to be a world record £198 million. we were going to go straight to paris and find out more about that
but i'm afraid we have lost the line. we will see what we can do. but crucially, we will also talk about the weather now. here's stev da naos. it is really stifling across much of the mediterranean. you can see the deep red colours from portugal into greece and the balkans. cooler, fresher conditions. temperatures below the average in the north of europe. the heatwave focuses around the central mediterranean, around italy. deep red colours towards the balkans and parts of spain. we're looking at 41 degrees in florence. the mid 40s in southern parts of italy. dangerous heat. back home, low pressure still with us. wet and windy in places. plenty of showers macro in