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this is bbc news. the headlines at eight. new restrictions on betting to close hundreds of shops. critics say the problem gambling had to be tackled.
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a lot of these people, many weather is not a lot of employment opportunities have been working there for many years and the industry, as well as the government we re industry, as well as the government were aware of the potential consequences between the two of them, they should have been meeting to mitigate the circumstances. iran summons the british ambassador over what it calls the "illegal seizure" of an iranian oil tanker off gibraltar. an armed officer tells an inquest of the danger he faced when he killed the ringleader of the london bridge attack. and the race to be the next prime minister. the two men in contention for the membership, five endorsements from mps. britain's oldest building firm r durtnell and sons has ceased trading, putting more than a hundred jobs at risk and back at the bridge frank lampard one of chelsea's greatest players is named as the club's new manager.
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the betting company william hill is planning to close around 700 stores across the uk after a government decision to reduce the maximum stake on fixed odds betting terminals from £100 to £2. william hill said this had led to a "significant fall" in revenue and there are now 4,500 jobs at risk. the union has called the news "devastating." the government, which acted after concerns that players could quickly lose large sums of money, said the gambling industry had had over a year to prepare for the change, including minimising job losses. our business correspondent emma simpson reports now from croydon. here is a borough with more than its fair share of bookies. there are 17 william hill shops with a croydon postcode.
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the success of fixed odds betting terminals is one big reason why this place has got so many. but 700 outlets across the uk are now set to disappear as new restrictions start to bite. the industry has argued that this will lead to redundancies and shop closures. the government was aware that the industry was arguing this, but they didn't consider those mitigating factors because they haven't talked to the workforce. machines have been called the crack cocaine of gambling, where you can lose a fortune in a flash. there are more than 33,000 terminals in towns and cities across great britain. it is big business, generating £1.5 billion in sales last year. the government cracked down, limiting the maximum stake from £100 to £2 in april, but it made hundreds of william hill outlets
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loss—making overnight. i think william hill have seen this coming. they have known about the announcement for 14 months, and i feel sorry for the people losing theirjobs, but this is collateral damage from the addiction and carnage that fixed—odd betting terminals caused on the high street. bookies have become a realfixture on our high streets, far too many for some people's liking, but these store closures will create another 700 gaps to fill. william hill says it is providing support to colleagues. the closures will likely begin by the end of the year. with betting rapidly shifting online, these terminals were keeping many shops going. the odds are that other bookmakers will follow suit. emma simpson, bbc news. joining me now is the labour mp for east ham, stephen timms, who was part of the all parliamentary group on fixed
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0dds betting terminals. thank you for being with us. up to four and thank you for being with us. up to fourand a thank you for being with us. up to four and a half thousand jobs looking like they might go, pretty devastating consequences of this decision. i am very pleased the situation has been made —— decision. because these shops and their fixed betting terms were doing awful damage. in my bro, we have 18 shops, each of these shops usually, i am confident that when they go, they will be replaced with shops that have two, three or four and it ended the end, there will be better for employment in the high street because shops are blighting high street shops like mine. what do you mean by that? they attract anti—social behaviour, very often
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people in the shops attack these terminals. there were reports of people headbutting them and smashing chairs over them, they are an unwelcome presence with these terminals in them. in fact, one of the biggest complaints i get is that there are far too many betting shops and there. you said 80 where you are is too many. what is the right number of betting shops for a high street? i would have thought that half the number would have been fine. people prefer, free to bet on the horses and show on, but these machines completely dominated what happens in these shops for the past few years. they are the problem in the betting companies have only got themselves to blame. they knew these machines were destroying people's lives it was frequently pointed out to them, but they did not care as long as they were making profit, thatis
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long as they were making profit, that is all they cared about. it is high time they had their comeuppance andi high time they had their comeuppance and i am pleased that this is happening. as a result of this change, other companies may also close shop. talk about 12 and a half thousand jobs in total going. is that the responsibilities solely of the company or does the government have a role in helping these people finding alternative work? the government has done the right thing enforced by parliament to cap the maximum steak on these machines, to instead of £100 which is what it was before with absolutely being the right thing to do. they now have to live with the consequences and i'm sure that you are right that other companies will follow suit and frankly, the sooner the better. the focus on gambling has been quite intense and a lot has been said about the online gambling market. what do you feel comes next for the
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industry? an industry that is been quite heavily criticised for its lack of responsibility? it has been grossly irresponsible and showed no signs of responsibility at all for yea rs. signs of responsibility at all for years. i think with the changes were introduced they made these terminals possible, there was a hope in government that the companies would be responsible in they have not been. i am afraid they have given a bad name to the gambling industry as a whole because the behaviour has been so appalling and i think any government, now looking at this industry is going to be very cautious about what is permitted in the future and i am sure they will be having a closer look at online gambling, the government is consulting on the moment of its online homes, and online gambling will be in the frame. your labour colleague saying that he believes that there should be a mandatory levy on gambling to help fund and support gambling addicts as opposed
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to the voluntary system that is in place. is that something you should support? yes, i think he makes a very strong point and i think the government will do that. thank you very much indeed. will figure out how the story is covered in the tomorrow's front pages at 1130 this evening in the papers. 0ur guest tonight are our assisted editor and trade correspondent for the telegraph. iran has summoned the british ambassador in tehran to complain about what it says is the illegal seizure of an iranian oil tanker. british royal marines helped the authorities in gibraltar seize the ship because of evidence it was heading to syria in breach of eu sanctions.
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britain's ministry of defence while marines boarded the tanker under the cover of darkness. first arriving by helicopter using ropes, and then more arriving by fast boat, along with gibraltar‘s law enforcement agencies. no shots were fired. they had been waiting until they entered the territorial waters. with the legal justification for the raid, enforcing eu sanctions on syria. we have reasons to believe that it was carrying a shipment of crude oil in the refinery in syria, that is the property of an entity that is subject to european union sanctions against syria. 0ur established by the eu, i have written this morning to the presidents of the european commission and council setting up the details of the sanctions which we have enforced. but it's notjust about syria, it is believed
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to have first been tracked loading up with crude oil in iran. suspicions heightened as it took the longer route around the southern tip of africa than through the canal. and according to spain, it was the united states that called on britain to intervene. it was a demand by the united states to the united kingdom and we are looking into how it affects our sovereignty because it happened in, what we understand, spanish waters. any us demand for intervention may have had more to do with iran and syria. tensions of heightened ever since the us pulled out of the new international agreement on its nuclear programme. the trouble administration has reimposed punishing sanctions. a ball for britain, the legal justification for seizing the tanker is to enforce eu sanctions on syria, iran sees it as an illegal act.
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it summoned the british ambassador to express its anger. thank you for being with us. it sounds like britain has wandered into quite a diplomatic incident here. almost inevitable. because given our relationship with the united states and given to the way britain is determined to put forward the regime, we were bound to intervene. the real problem is going to be with spain. and tell us more about your take on that. the problem 110w about your take on that. the problem now is if you know the area around gibraltar, getting into gibraltar harbour is extremely difficult because it is surrounded by spanish territory and that means inevitably, a tanker could
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have intruded on spanish territorial waters. we do not know if the spaniards give their permission. it seems from the state m e nts permission. it seems from the statements that they did not. and that could be very resentful and what britain may have done. because that puts them in an awkward position in their own international relationship. yes indeed it does. the european union is part of the joint comprehensive plan of action, which is designed to limit iran plus possibilities to produce a nuclear weapon. they believe they have abided by that without failure until very recently and they have blamed the united states for trying to impede unreasonably, from its point of view, its exports of oil particularly and this is considered a slap in the face at a time where people are trying to find ways in which in some way, iran and the united states can be brought
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together. presumably, the position for spain is similarto together. presumably, the position for spain is similar to that of britain and other eu members, which is to try and clarify that their role in this is all to do with syria and not iran itself. i am sure the spaniards would like to use that excuse, but the real problem is that spanish territorial waters were intervened by britain without any reason or explanation given to them and they were not necessarily the people approached by the united states to be asked if they would impede the tank from moving on. i think it is going to cause a real problem. spain has always been really sensitive over gibraltar and this is not going to help the matter at all. it is essentially a very complicated situation. he already mentioned the united states and much being made that their intervention is much more bound up with iran itself than the destination of the soil, syria. della make their real concern is to stop iran from exporting oil. they
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have stopped down to as low as half a million barrels. that is a catastrophe and terms of the situation inside iran itself where inflation is taking off and there is a real crisis of a surprise in the iranian government is getting increasingly angry. just a final thought, all of this playing into what is becoming a pretty immense power struggle between the united states and iran. that is been going on for a while and the united states is supported by israel also in this and they believe that they can in this and they believe that they ca n force in this and they believe that they can force iran to change its policies. they are quite wrong. what is really going to happen is that the iranians are going to get increasingly irritated and opportunities for some kind of negotiation and solution are going to decline very rapidly now. thank you very much for your time
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this evening. iran summons the british ambassador over what it calls the illegal seizure of an iranian oil tanker of gibraltar. and here, and armed officer tells an inquest of the danger he faced when he killed the ring leader of the london bridge attack. the headlines on bbc news. sport now and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. it's been a pretty good day in terms of british interest at wimbledon. three singles players into the third round, with andy murray to come in the men's doubles later. let's catch up withjohn watson. you can follow the action on bbc one and bbc two, as well as the bbc sport website and app. just through to the third
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round and it wasn't, it seems to me it wasn't just a game of tennis, it was more like a battle of wills out there. yes, absolutely, in light of the comments that have been exchanged between these two let's not forget it was nick who beat rafe nadal here in 2014, so that bad blood and result in the back of their minds, unsurprising that this is usually anticipated between the pair of them on the centre court. it is rafael nadal though who booked his place in the third round as he came through overfour the third round as he came through over four sets, the third round as he came through overfour sets, nick the third round as he came through over four sets, nick was up to his usual tricks with underarm serves he was on the umpire points, frustrated with the time he is taking in between but it counted for nothing in the end when rafael nadal came through and he is and he is into a another third round tie here at lumberton. let's take you
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over to court number one right now where andy murray is making that much anticipated return in the doubles, the men's doubles, and they are up they dropped the first set but they came back to take the second 6—1 and they have an early break now, a huge amount of support as you can imagine out on court number one to see andy return, through injury and limped out back in 2017 with that hip problem that he had, two bouts of surgery and that deserves a fist pump. serena williams had a wobble, she dropped the first set and then she dropped the first set and then she came through, when the big u psets she came through, when the big upsets was the defending champion and the singles, she is out, beaten by lauren davis of america. a lucky qualifier that is through. but into the third round, a lot of pressure
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on her shoulders. she has some pedigree on grasp but dominant in this one, it was another straight sets one for her following that opening. a big win for her who was three. as well as danna evans, and evans making his return here at wimbledon, risen up the rankings came in through an straight sets. we wait to see of course andy murray canjoin in wait to see of course andy murray can join in there wait to see of course andy murray canjoin in there and wait to see of course andy murray can join in there and the doubles. but dan evans is through. a big victory for him. no such luck for cameron, clark who was knocked out by roger federer today. all eyes i thank you very much. frank lampard, at 41 years old,
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has returned to the club he spent 13 years as a player at stamford bridge, now where he made his name and is still regarded as a legend. lampard left derby county to become chelsea's new head coach after leading them to the championship play off final in his debut managerial season. he's signed a three year contract, succeeding maurizio sarri. ido i do not want to call it a dream job, i don't have to give the name title. but i love this cloud and i wa nt to title. but i love this cloud and i want to do my best for cloud and if it can be successful than you can ask me again. trying to hold off australia and three, international. after winning the task at lester, beaumont‘s scored for england, the sixth and then after a batting collapse, england went on to make 217 but in reply, australia are now 190 for six, 61
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balls, see would say that this is probably heading australia's way but we will see australia's way but we will see australia lead the multiformat series. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. i'll have more for you in sportsday at half past ten. a firearms officer has described to an inquest how he shot dead one of the ringleaders of the london bridge attacks because he feared the attacker would stab and kill him or detonate an explosive device. eight people died when three men drove a van into pedestrians on london bridge before launching a knife attack in nearby borough market two years ago. daniel sandford reports. 0n the night ofjune the 3rd, 2017, armed officers from city of london police were called to reports of a van that had crashed into pedestrians, and men stabbing people with knives. it was declared as a marauding terrorist attack, which meant theirjob was to identify, locate, contain and neutralise the threat. as their vehicle arrived
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in borough market, they saw some fighting. the officer in the passenger seat leapt out. he told the jury, at that point, khuram butt came towards him with a large knife in his hand. the officer, being identified in the inquest as bx46, said, i believe his intention was to use the knife and stab me, kill me and get hold of my weapons. i was aware that around his torso he was wearing an improvised explosive device. bx46 told the jury that at that point, he aimed his rifle at the man coming towards him. i moved back quickly, he said, and i moved the fire selector lever to fire and i pulled the trigger. his colleagues, bx44 and bx45, also got out. rachid redouane came towards them, and they both opened fire. then youssef zaghba approached bx 44 stalls. he said: throughout the shooting, the armed response be vehicle was still moving.
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he said: throughout the shooting, the armed response be vehicle was still moving. the man who had been driving, bx 45, told the jury, the handbrake clearly hadn't been put on in the vehicle was rolling slowly forward. at one point, the wheel ran over my foot. fearing what turned out to be fake suicide vests, the armed robbers continued to shoot the attackers each time they moved. a reminder of that breaking news that two british men have died after falling from a beach front in spain. the incident happened in punta prima, near alicante. a third man was taken to hospital but has since been discharged. a spokeswoman for the foreign office said: "we are supporting the families of the men and are in contact with the spanish authorities"
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sent to the 160,000 eligible voters, the foreign secretary told the bbc today that it is all to play for, pledging his support, for the wealth creating sector in the uk. our political correspondent has been following today's events and is joining us from westminster, another day, another hustings. there are more to come. sources say that about 30,000 tory party members have registered for these events. they are proving popular. that is quite a large chunk of the tory party membership, we are seeing never debating each other, they take it in turns. so boris johnson debating each other, they take it in turns. so borisjohnson was on stage foran hour turns. so borisjohnson was on stage for an hourfirst turns. so borisjohnson was on stage foran hourfirstand turns. so borisjohnson was on stage for an hourfirst and made his way through it all pretty comfortable, nothing very surprising and then jeremy hunt at his sleeves rolled up, trying to battle his way back
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into this and conceding that he is the underdog but he told people this evening that they do not need a populist, they needed jeremy. he does not have natural campaigning possess , does not have natural campaigning possess, but he is warming up in this campaign and people think they are getting switchers. largely as a result of being events like this. and obviously brexit remains a key issue but how widely are the candidates roaming? they are in the question that borisjohnson received was from a social care, poor spelling out how he plans to pay for his multiple pledges like 200,000 new police officers, prepared to dip into the borrowing capacity that the chancellor set aside for a no—deal brexit. but brexit is read the questions keep coming back to
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again and again because both candidates know that is the burning issue for the tory party. they are really frustrated that it has not happened yet and they are terrified of the brexit party and they're looking for reassu ra nces brexit party and they're looking for reassurances that brexit will happen andi reassurances that brexit will happen and i think over the course of the past few weeks, boris johnson and jeremy hunt have come closer together and there preparedness and their readiness to talk about potential legal and free no—deal brexit at the end of october and polls suggest that it is something the tory party members are former co mforta ble the tory party members are former comfortable with than the voters at large. ballot papers are being sent out, remind us of this process unfolds from here. ballot papers have been received by some members today and they have until the 22nd ofjuly to cast their vote, it is a postal ballot, and they will get the result on the 23rd it has stuck into tory sources today that said neither
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of the candidates or the party chairman or the top brass will know untiljust a chairman or the top brass will know until just a few chairman or the top brass will know untiljust a few minutes beforehand, before the result is announced who becomes prime minister and the votes will be counted between the end of the 22nd and to the 23rd in them will get a new prime minister on the 24th. denied nearly the by broadcasting on facebook live footage of some of the defendants. mr robinson, whose real name is stevens, is accused of committing contempt of court. he told the high court that he took steps to stay within the law, the hearing continues. the brexit party mep has compared the uk's departure from the eu to the emancipation of slaves, they branded
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her remarks in the european parliament as a disgusting and offensive. a student paramedic has died after a collision between an ambulance and a car in burton on trent in staffordshire. 31—year—old tammy marshall was airlifted to hospital in birmingham yesterday evening but died from her injuries. britain's oldest building firm r durtnell and sons has ceased trading, putting more than 100 jobs at risk. the company, based near sevenoaks in kent, was founded in 1591 and has been run by 13 generations of the same family. the collapse means the firm has halted its £21 million project to refurbish the brighton dome. charlotte wright reports. this picture illustrates the proud history of britain's oldest building firm. it's been run by 13 generations of the same family. but now, 428 years after it was founded, kent—based r durtnell & sons has ceased trading. there are buildings within touching
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distance of wherever we are around, in london and the southeast, that durtnells will probably have built or been part of at some point in their massively long history. the company was founded in 1591 during the reign of elizabeth i. in 1593, the firm built poundsbridge manor, which is still standing today. but recently, it's been hit with financial difficulties. in 2017, it made a loss before tax of almost £680,000. what do you thing that this lovely old house? well, it's still standing. a few years ago, the firm was the focus of this bbc documentary. can you see the marks on it? yeah. by hand. that could have been cut by a durtnell. it may well have been. who'd have thought, eh? that's why it's so well done. generations before me have had to deal with backing the wrong monarch or civil wars or fires of london, plague, things that we haven't got at the moment, and hopefully won't have in the future. so we've had a lot of other
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things to deal with, whether it's just downturns and stuff like that. but it appears it's been struggling to survive the financial pressures of the past few years. one of the major projects is been working on is the refurbishment of the brighton dome corn exchange. the city council says it's committed to the project, and has taken back the site. they did a lot of restoration work of old buildings. they had a lot of heritage skills. so there's also a question of, you know, "are we going to have fewer people doing these kind ofjobs which are, sadly, going to disappear?" tonight, the company says it's appealing to creditors to help delay closing the business, as its estimated more 0n the edge of death valley national park. the break there was felt as far away as los angeles, almost
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200 km to the south and there've been several aftershocks. they said on twitter that it was attending to nearly two dozen incidents ranging from medical assistance requests to fires. let's get a look to whether here. here's matt. hello there. the uk finish with sunshine and warmth particularly towards northern scotla nd particularly towards northern scotland but the rain continued. some of that will ease off and will see some of the east of scotland and northern ireland, the more cloud in northern england compared to recent nights in the south and clear skies largely dominate and not quite as cool as it has been for some of you over the past unites with the temperatures lifting night on night, friday at 15 degrees. get across much of a little bit more cloud in recent days, it could produce an isolated showered and northern ireland in southern scotland, but still the bulk of the rain will be on the move later, western
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highlands and some brighter into the day for temperatures will be around 14, 27 or 28 celsius towards the southeast in central london which is 82 and fahrenheit. working its way southwards through the day on saturday it will be dragged to this weekend with a few sunny spells. hello, this is bbc news.
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0ur headlines: the bookmaker william hill blames new restrictions on fixed odds betting for its plans to close hundreds of shops, but critics say problem gambling had to be tackled. iran summons the british ambassador over what it calls the "illegal seizure" of an iranian oil tanker off gibraltar. at the tory leadership postings in york, jeremy hunt calls for iran to cease destabilising activities across the middle east. he says sanctions must be adhered to. an armed officer tells an inquest of the danger he faced when he killed the ringleader of the london bridge attack. britain's oldest building firm, founded more than 400 years ago, ceases trading, putting more than 100 jobs at risk. and he is back at the bridge. rank lampard, one of chelsea's greatest players, is named as the club's new manager. ——
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frank lampard. a man accused of lying about a vip paedophile ring has told a court he saw a school friend deliberately mown down by a car and killed. carl beech is accused of inventing claims of abuse by a group of powerful figures he denies the charges. the police inquiry into his allegations ended without arrests or charges. june kelly reports. carl beech is now on trial for lying about his abuse claims and has been branded a fa ntasist. this was him before his arrest in a police interview, claiming he had witnessed a friend called scott being deliberately hit by a car, one of the boys he says was murdered by a vip paedophile ring. he's alleged that the former tory mp harvey proctor was involved in killing two other boys, stabbing one to death. today from the witness box, sometimes in
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tears, the jury that harvey proctor was present when a third victim was singled out. he said... a one—time head of m15, sir michael hanley, was alleged to have initiated the killing, with lord brittan, former home secretary, allegedly watching as the child was beaten to death. carl beech has also accused lord brittan of raping him. in his police interview, he described having poppies pinned to his bare chest. he told the jury this happened at military sites, including an army training base on salisbury plain. he claimed the former head of the army, lord bramall, was amongst those present at what he called remembrance day parties. carl beech‘s allegations led to an 18—month enquiry by scotland yard, which cost £2 million and ended with no
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arrests. he denies fraud and perverting the course of justice by lying about his claims. he'll be back in the witness box tomorrow. june kelly, bbc news, at newcastle crown court. patients' lives are being put at risk because of delays in treating them for sepsis. hospitals are meant to put suspected sufferers on an antibiotic drip within an hour, but bbc research shows a quarter of patients in england are waiting longer than that. sepsis is hard to spot and diagnose. it's triggered by infection, and worsens when the immune system goes into overdrive. the uk sepsis trust says every year there are about 250,000 cases across the country, leading to over 50,000 deaths. analysis of 100 nhs trusts in england by the bbc showed that betweenjanuary and march this year, 24% of hospital patients did not get treated within an hour. 0ur health editor hugh
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pym reports. gosh, it's a hollow house without him, isn't it? he was chatty and fun and full of laughter, lived life completely and utterly. tim mason had flu—like symptoms and felt desperately ill, but doctors sent him home from hospital. hours later, with sepsis taking a grip, he was back and in intensive care, with crash teams battling to save him. he knew how sick he was, and he was begging us to help him, and the doctors and nurses. and we had to promise we would be by his bedside when he woke up, even though we knew that there was every chance, or certainly i knew, there was every chance he would not wake up. tim's death followed a series of errors at the hospital. the trust has apologised to his parents, fiona and gavin, for not doing everything it could to help diagnose
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the sepsis sooner. many hospitals have brought in new checks for sepsis, which can be triggered by minor infections, including blood tests to look for specific warning signs. sepsis is relatively straightforward to treat. the key thing is spotting it in time, and that isn't always easy. some hospitals have found it challenging, perhaps because of pressure of workload and rising patient numbers. if there's no red flag, we want to look for an amber flag... the uk sepsis trust has drawn up a check list to boost awareness amongst nhs staff, but its leaders argue that more needs to be done. we need to ensure that resources are applied to this, we need to ensure that the new standards for emergency departments accurately measure what's happening for patients with sepsis, and we need to ensure that the government and the statutory bodies do more to allow doctors to deliver this care at the right time. wales is similar to england for rapid treatment with antibiotics.
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there is no comparable data for scotland and northern ireland. fiona and gavin visit tim's grave every day. they are working closely with their local hospital on staff training and other initiatives, and that, they say, is some comfort. there's nothing will change for us. but in his memory, if we can change something, help someone else, i know that he'd be cheering us on, because that's what he would have wanted. certainly. absolutely. an australian student who was detained in north korea for a week has arrived safely in japan. 29—year—old alex sigley was pursuing a master's degree in pyongyang when he was detained. after going missing several days ago, the student emerged suddenly in the chinese capital beijing earlier today, before flying to tokyo. it is not known why he had been detained by north korea. his release follows a meeting in pyongyang between the north korean government
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and swedish officials, who stepped in to help as australia does not have its own embassy in the north korean capital. black and asian victims of sex abuse are staying silent for fear of bringing shame on their families. the muslim women's network believes the problem is endemic among south asian communities. the nspcc says it's a hidden problem and widely unreported. sabbiyah pervez has been speaking to one asian woman from rotherham who was raped as a child by one of her relatives. i didn't know what was happening. but i knew that whatever was happening was something that i had been told i had to keep a secret. zlakha admed was just five years old when her relative, who is now dead, began sexually abusing her. he repeatedly raped her over several years, and on one occasion, her mum walked in. we lived in a corner shop and we were in the storeroom,
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and there were sacks of grain and rice. he basically dumped me in a sack of grain or whatever it was, so my head and shoulders were showing, and he was doing his belt up. and mum walked in at that moment, so it became obvious to her what was going on. zlakha's abuser is now dead, but it has taken her 40 years to speak out about her abuse. we, as a family, never talked about it because, if at the age of five, they then shared with the family or the community what happened, i would become stigmatised as a child. and that would follow me all through my life. zlakha ahmed is not alone when it comes to the reaction of her family and not reporting her abuse to the police. research gathered by community organisations and academics suggest there are multiple reasons why victims from ethnic minority communities don't disclose their experiences.
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sometimes, maybe if they do share it with a parent or other adult, they may be silenced into keeping quiet because of the dishonour and shame it may bring to the family or community. zlakha now runs a charity to help victims of abuse. they have recently developed workshops looking at sexual abuse within the home. she hopes communities will start to recognise the issue so more victims have the confidence to come forward. sabbiyah pervez, bbc news. in 1982, terrence higgins was one of the first men with aids to die in the uk. today, on the anniversary of his death, the trust which was set up in his name says the stigma surrounding hiv still exists. jayne mccubbin has been speaking to two families living with hiv. she never thought it would happen
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to her. 0n the news, it was about... on the news, it was about... but just a few month after she was diagnosed, she met alberto. when i met her, i was 19. and diagnosed, she met alberto. when i met her, iwas19. and it diagnosed, she met alberto. when i met her, i was 19. and it was kind ofa met her, i was 19. and it was kind of a love at first sight. in a time of fear and stigma, alberto saw the person, not the virus. love is possible and love is amazing. and love is healing everything, i think. here we go again! this is the day of my wedding, and that's just amazing. two lovebirds and a dream. medical advances meant the virus was never passed on to alberto. the picture when my son was born 18 years ago. nor to the child
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they thought they'd never be able to have. these are my boys — my husband, alberto and my son, manuel. their family is living proof ofjust how far we've come in the battle against hiv, but have attitudes kept up? our findings from a national yougov survey showed that despite there being unequivocal scientific evidence that people who are on effective hiv treatment can't pass the virus on, only 19% of the british public are aware of that. so it's a really important message to get out there, that an hiv diagnosis is not the death sentence it once was. and lj is also living proof of that. tell us all about your mum. she's nice, she's fair to me. your mum is also hiv positive. yeah. but i'm negative. sasha was five when doctors realised she'd contracted hiv from her own mother. but modern medicine
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eliminated the risk of history repeating itself. what do you want to tell people? that we need to move forward. if people have diabetes or cancer, people are very sympathetic, empathetic. it's not about sympathy. it's about, "0h, 0k, do you take your pills? everything's going to be fine." and it does, everything's going to be fine. jayne mccubbin, bbc news. just coming up to quarter to nine p:m.. here are the headlines on bbc news. the bookmaker william hill blames new restrictions on fixed odds betting for its plans to close hundreds of shops, but critics say problem gambling had to be tackled. iran summons the british ambassador over what it calls the "illegal seizure" of an iranian oil tanker off gibraltar. an armed officer tells an inquest of the danger he faced when he killed the ringleader of the london bridge attack.
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it is independence day in the united states, and it's a country shall holiday this year. many believe the 4th ofjuly is being turned into an in defendant production, starring and produced by president trump. the full parade will include tanks, military exercise and ape pipe past. the president will be giving a speech in ours but the festivities are already under way. but if how the 4th ofjuly is being celebrated in washington is being seen as a political statement by some, where it is being celebrated in israel is just as controvertial. yolande knell reports from jerusalem. off with a bang. as the us embassy gets fired up for independence day, its close relations with israel's right—wing government are also on display. and it's wonderful to have the greatest power on earth not opposing thejewish state
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but supporting the jewish state. what a twist! for these people, it really adds to the celebrations that this party's taking place injerusalem for the first time. most israelis were delighted when the us moved its embassy from tel aviv to here last year. but palestinians were furious, saying their claims to the city were overlooked. and other changes have worried them since. up for discussion at this gathering, washington's latest efforts to broker an israel—palestinian peace deal. we might get there if people stop pretending settlements, or what i like to call neighbourhoods and cities, are the reason for the lack of peace. jewish settlements are seen as illegal under international law, although israeli authorities disagree. and left—wing israelis worry about the us being seen to recognise israeli control over occupied east jerusalem. this is the most delicate
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place of our conflict. the volcanic core. you cannot come with sledgehammers and say, "this is israel sovereignty. " you should come with tweezers and settle this place in a way that respects every person. but this week, the us ambassador to israel opened a newjewish archaeological site here, in a tunnel that runs under palestinian homes. while this white house team is seen as strongly pro—israel, some worry that by losing its credibility as a peace broker with the palestinians, it could ultimately harm israel's interests. yolande knell, bbc news, jerusalem. cuba is feeling the economic effects of the trump administration's latest sanctions, tourism especially. since the announcement from washington that american cruise ships would once again be banned from visiting the island, noticeably fewer tourists are making the
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trip. from havana, here's will grant. it was a fitting metaphor. when the empress of the seas pulled out of havana's port last month, it marked the definitive end of the 0bama policy of engagement with cuba. under the trump administration, it will be the last us ship to dock on the island for the foreseeable future. it is all in stark contrast to the jubilant scenes three years ago. in may 2016, i travelled amid the excitement and celebration on the edonia, the first cruise ship in 50 years to make the short trip across the straits. now, its estimated that hundreds of thousands of tickets to cuba will go unused, hitting the tourism industry hard, particularly tour guides and taxi drivers. translation: i think it is pretty unjust because, quite honestly, the
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problems the us government have with the government of cuba shouldn't mean that we, the people, have to suffer the consequences. translation: i am against this policy because people should be free to visit whatever country they like. restaurant owners will be hurt too — notjust by the cancellation of cruise ships but also tighter rules on us visitors in general. this restaurant once entertained president 0bama during happier times. translation: we are at about 20% capacity at the moment. there were just six tables occupied yesterday. and i'm one of the fortunate ones. people know us because we were visited by president 0bama during his visit. there are other restaurants that have not had a single visitor recently. there can be fewer better symbols than the changing policy than this. where, days ago, there were us cruise ships in havana's port, now there's the russian navy. the trump administration's squeeze on cuba is intended to hurt it
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where it will feel it most, in its nascent tourism industry. and the stated reason? to punish the island for its support for venezuela. cubans had hoped the friendship under 0bama would last. instead, the trump administration is determined to cut the island off any way it can, including by sea. will grant, bbc news, havana. a little closer to home, scheduled passenger flights to and from cumbria have returned for the first time in more than 25 years. scottish airline loganair will connect it with london southend, belfast city and dublin, as sarah corker reports. keeping with airport tradition, a water salute marked the first passenger flight to take off from carlisle for more than quarter of a century. loganair will fly to three destinations. belfast city, london southend, and this is the 8am departure to dublin. this is the uk's 41st passenger
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airport and one of its smallest. it is hoped tourists will use it as a gateway to the lake district. cumbria tourism is obviously all about the visitor economy, but we work really strongly here in partnership with the business sector. so it's really important for them, too, to be able to bring people here, for people to be able to come here for work and people to be able to come here and invest. millions have been spent on upgrades, but it will face tough competition from other northern airports, including newcastle and manchester. there have been attempts to restart commercial operations here for the best part of 20 years. and after a few false starts and delays, today, it became a reality. but not everyone is happy with the decision to open another airport. there are questions on how encouraging more domestic flights fits with the uk's targets to reduce the impact of climate change. we are using the most fuel—efficient type of regional aircraft that there are, to operate these new
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services from here. but also, if you look at the alternatives to travel... for example, if you were to get in your car, drive to get on the ferry and go across to belfast, the emissions by flying are actually a lot less. the lake district national park already attracts 47 million people a year, many arriving by carand rail. in carlisle city centre today, most people said they would use it if the price was right. i did used to use the trains. expensive. flights tend to be cheaper these days. i go home to ireland all the time by bus, ferry, and it's just fantastic for me. the offset is there's less traffic on the road. the flights will compensate for that, i think. it's inevitable if we're going to bring money into carlisle, we've got to open up transport links. it may be a welcome boost for cumbria's economy, but with the airline industry under pressure to cut emissions, it is a challenging time to get a new airport of the ground. sarah corker, bbc news,
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in carlisle. he's been described as the most important scientific thinker in the world, and his work has led to what we understand about climate change today. now james lovelock is about to celebrate his 100th birthday. mishal husain went to meet him. james lovelock is about to celebrate his 100th birthday. he's one of the world's most influential environmental thinkers. time is getting shorter, and if we go doing silly things like global warming, it gets even shorter still. i think that scientists are a bit like artists... in the 1960s, he was an eco—pioneer who invented supersensitive testing devices which detected atmospheric pollutants. nasa used his equipment to test for life on mars. when you put forward your views about what the search for life might look like, how was it received? it was received very roughly. in fact, the biologists complained to the management in nasa, said, "what are you doing upsetting all these biologists?"
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"nasa's employing them at great expense, and here are you telling them that what they're doing is a lot of rubbish." and so — what would you do instead? his revolutionary gaia theory argues that life does more than adapt to the earth. it changes the earth to its own purposes. today, he calls himself an engineerfirst, and is very proud of his inventions. so what is this? that's a palladium transmodulator. is this what you came up with at very short notice... yes. ..when nasa sort of set you a challenge? that's my life. the electron capture detector. it worked like a dream. it could analyse incredibly small quantities of certain compounds. his new book, novacene, argues that we are entering a new age, when artificial intelligence systems take over. artificial intelligence, i reckon, will be 10,000 times faster in thinking than we are. it's a new
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form of life that evolved. and a new form of life that you think will, in the fullness of time, be much more intelligent than we are, and supersede us? yes. if supersede is the right word. we are all necessary. so does all of this fit into the theory that you're best known for, the gaia hypothesis, that the earth is a self—regulating entity? is this the next stage of that, if you like? yes. the earth is really in a in a rather dodgy position, looked at astronomically. i think we should just stop burning fossil fuel. i think it's a crazy, daft, very dangerous thing to do, but we continue to do it, because there's so much money invested in it. they could have — use nuclear energy quite safely, without worrying the planet at all. james lovelock, happy 100th birthday.
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thank you very much. thank you, thank you. james lovelock with mishal hussain there. before the weather, let's show you what happened when the queen visited a city farm in edinburgh. leading the way on the tour was 0live the duck. 0live is apparently one of the farm's most loved residents. she goes for a walk every day with staff. workers say she thinks she's a human being, and once waited at a nearby bus stop before catching the number 25. today, she was escorting the queen on a tour of the farm. as promised, a look at the weather now. good evening. it was another day of north— south contrast. it was grey skies, rain and a cool breeze to the north, which kept rain at aberdeenshire. across northern
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scotla nd aberdeenshire. across northern scotland tonight, a few gaps in the east. the rain in the north and west will gradually ease for a time. northwesterly breeze but it bit more cloud to northern ireland northern england compared with recent nights. that all adds up to things not being quite as chilly as recent nights, temperatures for most around ten to 15 celsius as we start your friday morning commute. sunshine a bit hazy or than it has been of late. it more cloud for northern england and northern ireland bit of brakes in the eastern high ground. always the chance of one or two showers drifting through. more rain across the north but even i will be on the move. clea rest the north but even i will be on the move. clearest conditions will remain across southern areas. temperatures widely into the mid—20s, 28 degrees possible towards the southeast corner. as i said, sunshine means the high ground will lift in the temperatures. that breeze going across northwest scotla nd
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breeze going across northwest scotland perhaps not as prominence. rain across the highlands. bit of sunshine to end the day across the northwest highlands and the hebrides. those conditions will be moving their way southwards behind his weatherford for some this will need to produce a few showers here and there is works his way into england and wales, and a cost of a church to drop across southern areas as we go through saturday too. here is our weather front. many the focus. the rough area, seeing rain and drizzle... a fine thing, it may stage right here. for most, temperatures have dropped. north of it, some sunny spilt of the afternoon for the many will be dry. cooler east coast. it more pleasant in the west. still the remnants of our weather front. this stretching from the english channel through the west of northern ireland. cloud will
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be brought out elsewhere. mostly pleasa nt be brought out elsewhere. mostly pleasant where you get the sunshine. hello, i'm nuala mcgovern, this is 0utside source. we are going to be looking at several big stories from around the world. british commandos have boarded a supertanker to seize a shipment of iranian oil bound for syria —
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iran's says it's an act of piracy. in libya, reports that guards shot at refugees as they tried to flee an airstrike on a detention centre. this as fears that up to 80 migrants may have drowned as another boat sinks off tunis. we're live in washington as the tanks prepare to roll for president trump's independence day parade. and this 3,000—year—old tutankhamun bust has just fetched $6m at auction — but egypt claims it was stolen. but first, it could the storyline to a highly charged action film — british commandos board


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