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this is bbc news. the headlines at eight. at last the deal is done — theresa may gets democratic unionist party backing for her minority government. today we have reached an outcome that is good for the united kingdom, good for northern ireland and allows our nation to move forward to tackle the challenges ahead. but critics say it hinders the search for a power—sharing deal at stormont, and scotland and wales say they've been cheated of extra money. the grenfell tower aftermath — every high—rise that's been checked has failed its fire safety test — 75 and counting. we have been evacuated we are homeless we are on the streets, this is my anger to those who are responsible. theresa may tells mps she wants to give the 3 million eu nationals living in britain the same status as uk citizens after brexit. no eu citizen currently in the uk
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lawfully will be asked to leave at the point the uk leaves the eu. we want you to stay. the deaths of five men who drowned at camber sands — the inquest hears of the hidden dangers of the beach. president trump celebrates as the us supreme partially allows his travel ban, from 6 mainly muslim countries.and are you getting enough sleep? scientists in canada are launching what's set to become the world's largest study into the effects of sleep deprivation on the brain. good evening and welcome to bbc news. finally, after more than two weeks of talking, theresa may has a deal
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with the democratic unionist party that will allow her to govern — even though she did not win an outright majority at the election. but the deal comes with a cost — in return for their support in parliament the dup has extracted an extra one billion pounds of public spending in northern ireland. the deal has been heavily criticised — especially in wales and scotland with both governments arguing they should also receive extra cash. this report, from our political editor laura kuenssberg, contains flash photography. 18 days since the election, nearly three weeks of waiting, a political lifetime for the prime minister. deal or no deal, mrs foster? but the dup, power on their side, have been taking their time. not just friends, but this is a snap of a political family now. a deal agreed at the cabinet table, no less. we share the desire
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to have a strong government able to put through... a strong government? well, less wobbly perhaps. the northern ireland party promising their votes in parliament to prop up theresa may — that gives, just, a majority. this is what they get in return. following our discussions, the conservative party has recognised the case for higher funding in northern ireland, given our unique and indeed circumstances over recent decades. today we have reached an outcome that is good for the united kingdom. the tories have promised the dup an extra £1 billion of taxpayers' cash over the next two years to spend on infrastructure, health or education projects, and the tories have had to drop their idea of means testing winter fuel payments for the elderly and making changes to pensions. but in return, the ten dup mps will back the tories on big votes, like the queen's
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speech or the budget. the election through the tory majority away. as you see on her face, theresa may would never have chosen this scenario. but they've signed on the dotted line, so they have something to count on, knowing full well at other parts of the uk will be angry — and how. this is cash for votes, this is a bung at the end of the day, in two years' time, the dup will ask for more money. taxpayers in england, wales in scotland will continue to suffer austerity, and northern ireland won't. this is not northern ireland control of parliament. it is about being able to make westminster work at all. ministers knew this criticism would come, are they prepared? i am not against investment in northern ireland, i welcome investment in public services, but there ought to be fairness. scotland should be getting its fair share. you're paying £100
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million to the dup for every single one of their votes, you have paid them off, haven't you? people in all parts of the country are benefiting from the fact that we have a strong enough economy to spend more money on health, 8 billion on health around the country. if you are cancelling austerity in northern ireland, you are not cancelling it anywhere else — people in scotland, wales, north of england have every right to be a cross about this. people in other parts of the country are getting money, but this is separate from that. this has already existed, so it is not unprecedented. the extra cash might help resurrect joint rule in northern ireland, but itjust wouldn't have happened if they hadn't agreed to back theresa may. this small group might not be familiar faces yet, but they are now part of the power behind a shaky throne. our political correspondent eleanor garnier is at westminster for us.
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there are already differences are starting to appear on interpretations of this deal with the dup saying that actually the money, we can spend this money even if power—sharing is not return in northern ireland, others suggesting it is conditional on power—sharing. is there a danger that some, particularly the conservative party, will become uneasy about this arrangement? there is a need among the conservative party with those who do not like being associated to closely with the dup but there is also an ease among the rest of the country, too, with some politicians from scotland, wales, complaining that it from scotland, wales, complaining thatitis from scotland, wales, complaining that it is just not fair. the leader of the welsh assembly for example calling this cash for votes, saying it was a bomb, and the conservatives are now over a barrel, that the dup will come back in two years and ask
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for more money. in scotland politicians are saying we do not mind investment going to northern ireland but it should be fair, if they are getting more money we should be getting more money, too. but crucially theresa may needed to get this deal done and without it she would not have had the guaranteed to be able to get on with thejob of governing guaranteed to be able to get on with the job of governing on some really big key issues. remember, this is a confidence and supply agreement, it is in an agreement, a promise for the dup to back the big vote in parliament so the queen's speech and the budget. the other issues will have to be dealt with on a vote— by—vote have to be dealt with on a vote—by—vote basis and that has given theresa may some protection, but it means that life will continue to be difficult for her in parliament. thank you. our correspondent enda mcclafferty joins us live from stormont. this is an intriguing deal coming as it does a matter of days before the deadline for restoring power—sharing. those toxic
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continuing. what is assessment of where the potential for that lies now? what difference in a positive or negative way will this make? time is fast running out for politicians in northern ireland, the deadline is thursday at four o'clock but we know of course the vote on the queen's speech on wednesday, the secretary of state will not be in the castle behind me, he is effectively leaving early wednesday morning so the parties have until tomorrow night to try and strike a deal and when they get the pot of cash from westminster at the extra incentive for the parties tried to get back together to get back into office so they can spend this money on public services in northern ireland, cash which is much needed on infrastructure. this dispute between the parties was never about money and sinn fein have been quick to point out that the outstanding issues would have divided them still remain, the gaps are still wide between the parties and although the
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money is good it is seen as a distraction in some sense as to the wider issues which needs to be resolved if power—sharing is to be restored. we know the secretary of state is due to meet the parties at ten o'clock tonight, along with the irish foreign affairs minister. there are going to take stock to see what the negotiations are at that particular point and there is some suggestion that sinn fein and the dup may well work through the night to reach a deal because tomorrow morning at ten o'clock there is another round table discussion planned involving all the parties to if you like take stock of where they are at that stage and they all say that a lot of the heavy lifting has to be done tonight and into tomorrow if they are to be in the position come thursday to bring the institution back to northern ireland again. thank you. for more reaction on this lets we're joined from belfast by sam mcbride who's political editor of the unionist newspaper newsletter. thank you for talking to us. let me ask you first of all about the reaction of the other parties to the
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deal that the dup has done with the conservatives. if it howls of outrage recognition of the pragmatic advantage for northern ireland that could come to promise? it is a mixed of both but one is surprised i suppose that it is notjust howls of outrage given that these are the political opponents of the dup, they are natural in a position where they are natural in a position where they are out there to criticise what the dup has done, i think there is a grudging respect perhaps for what the dup have come back with four people notjust political the dup have come back with four people not just political opponents but also ordinary people who would not support the dup but think they have played their hand quite shrewdly here. the dup decided not to put into this issues such as parading and bar ilan, which are ideological tied to their supporters, very unionist issues which would have been divisive. they have been clever in not giving sinn fein orthe
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have been clever in not giving sinn fein or the sdlp any significant factor with which to get really angry about this deal and even the irish government have been quite restrained actually saying they see potential upside almost from the fa ct potential upside almost from the fact that the dup now has a role in the brexit process and perhaps this will lead to the benefit of the whole island. generally the risk for the dup are not from the reaction in northern ireland but the rest of the uk but some people may think this is unfair. the question is how luxury isa unfair. the question is how luxury is a season office and whether a successor prime minister may find that the price is too high a price to pay. but on the dup‘s role in all of this, there are those, michael heseltine today spoke to elliott is among them, they said that the idea that the dup would vote to bring down the conservative government and have another election at this stage is unrealistic and therefore actually potential of the tories did not need to do this deal or do a deal with slightly price tag.|j think michael heseltine is partly right in what he says, certainly the
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dup would not do anything that would usherin dup would not do anything that would usher injeremy dup would not do anything that would usher in jeremy corbyn to downing street or even go back to the polls which in itself would be a significant risk of that happening but you could have had a situation here with theresa may where she was in office but she was not empowered, she was sustained that the minimum level by the dup and they would not have ordered extra in votes of no confidence or the budget or the queen's speech what you would have had stasis in government, no major legislation going through. going into a major brexit negotiation that would have been completely untenable position for any british in minister to be in and theresa may arguably needed this deal more than her party did, whoever comes in after her whether it is borisjohn and wherever else, they still know that theyjust do not have the votes in theyjust do not have the votes in the house of commons to get major legislation through so whoever they are they will have to negotiate. there is a long history with these kind of deals as they often for all thatis kind of deals as they often for all that is written down, political
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reality intervenes at some point to kind of cast them into history. i was thinking of the unionist mps backin was thinking of the unionist mps back in the 70s who are persuaded to carry on supporting callahan's government or at least not bring it down over deals like the electricity interconnected and a switch was to run in the north sea and people said it was outrageous but it happened. in the end the king a better political moment and they said actually we cannot keep this government in office. do you think we may yet see a point where the dup does not feel it can carry on supporting the conservatives? what's the dup has done in this process has been careful not to get into the position of the liberal democrats, not to be in the possession of some of the smaller parties in the irish parliament where they are punished for what had been seen as the sins of the wider party, that the bear the brunt of the item closes for that. this is a situation slightly changed by the fixed empowerment act, it means that while the dup continues to support the government
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in votes of confidence and the budget and queen's speech there is little chance of this government falling, but you could have the acutely embarrassing situation of major pieces of legislation following after a enormous work has gone into them if you play minister cannot find additional cash for the dup and there was a telling line in this deal with the dup today which made explicit as eleanor was highlighting, that every major vote now was “— highlighting, that every major vote now was —— will require a fresh deal. this is not the deal to end all deals, it is the first course of the meal and the dup are certainly envisaging that this will be a very long meal. let me ask you, how do you place the prospects now, i know we have a couple of days of negotiating left for getting the power—sharing institutions back up and running. i think they're certainly higher than they were prior to the election, and the higher today than they would have been last week. if this had been a
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destabilising agreement one that would have been skewed in favour of unionism that would have given sinn feina unionism that would have given sinn fein a significant argument as to why they shouldn't go back into government, it may not be that we get a deal this week but i think there is significant carrot both financial intensity money that will be available to the parties if they go back into the executive, they will be able to have that out to stormont ministries and also a stick from sinn fein's point of view, they realise that if they do not go back into stormont they have given up power by not taking their seats in westminster and it would be giving up westminster and it would be giving up power in a second place and it would be difficult for them to criticise the invocations of those decisions if they did not like what the tories with the dup at the elbow did in this arrangement. thank you very much for your time. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages. at 10:40 this evening in the papers — my guestsjoining me tonight are rosamund urwin, columnist at the evening standard, and dan bilefsky from the new york times. the headlines on bbc news: the dup
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agrees to support theresa may's minority conservative government, northern ireland will get an extra £1 billion of investment over 2 years. the grenfell tower aftermath — every high—rise that's been checked has failed its fire safety test — 75 and counting. theresa may tells mps she wants to give the 3 million eu nationals living in britain the same status as uk citizens after brexit. sport now, and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's hugh. good evening. we are one week away from the start of wimbledon, the countdown has well and truly under way and has already an encouraging win today for the former british number one heather watson. she knocked out the fourth seed at the
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acorn classic at eastbourne. herfortunes had acorn classic at eastbourne. her fortunes had been acorn classic at eastbourne. herfortunes had been outshone acorn classic at eastbourne. her fortunes had been outshone of late by those at eastbourne resident one two and a contact, but the british and a two headed at a return to form an she saw off an opponent in three sets in the first round and she was straight out of the box again against the defending champion, that her opponent was hesitant and reluctant to spend any time away from the baseline. watson took the first set 75. a world ranking has slipped to 126, opponent is number six. but the british player was running rings around. simmer: is known for her speed and aggression, watson outran and outplayed her. soon arriving at match point. three match points have come and gone. no matter, a fourth match point, it duly arrived... and
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she was beaten 7—5, 6—4. eight of the world's top ten women began this tournament and even of what an's progress is soon checked she has already received a huge boost in confidence to take the wimbledon. already received a huge boost in confidence to take the wimbledonlj felt confidence to take the wimbledon.” felt really good out there today, playing that long match yesterday in the wind and those conditions set me up the wind and those conditions set me up really well for today. it was not as windy today, i was seeing the ball a lot better and my servers coming together. saw a good win for watson and unfortunately a defeat for the british number two, she lost in three sets to the czech republic player and glossy decider 6—1. the british men's number two carl hedman was beaten in the first round at eastbourne by the american donald young who drank 47 in the world. edmund lost the first set and fought back but lost the decider by the same scoreline. it was not exactly a
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secret but crystal palace have officially announced frank deboer as the new manager. the former netherlands captain replaces sam alla rdyce netherlands captain replaces sam allardyce who netherlands captain replaces sam alla rdyce who left last netherlands captain replaces sam allardyce who left last season. frank deboer has previously coached imacs and enter milan and has been outlining his thoughts on his new role. you'll might playing in the premier league... it is the club that still can go further and further. because every english club in the premier league spend a lot of money so they have the possibility to do something well with that money. i think there is a lot of prospects for this club to be a solid premier league club as this is the most important thing right now. first of all i did not meet the players i have to see them, of
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course. i have my ideas and maybe one or two signings that i think maybe that is necessary. but first of all i want to see all of the players who are here. to cricket and the defending champions australia opened up the women's world cup campaign with a crushing eight wicket win over the west indies. elise perry took three wickets as australia restricted the windies to 20k all out. nicole bolton's third one—day international century comfortably saw australia home with over ten overs to spare. the next play sri la nka overs to spare. the next play sri lanka in bristol on thursday. han solo sport for now, we're back with more in our time. thank you, we would forward to it. the government has announced that 75 high rise residential buildings in 26 council areas around the country have failed fire tests — that amounts to every single building that's been checked so far. local government secretary sajid javid says that a thousand fire doors were missing from the camden tower blocks that
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have been evacuated. meanwhile the company which makes the cladding that's thought to have been used on grenfell tower has withdrawn the product. our home affairs correspondent tom symonds has the latest. aluminium cladding — for smarter and cosier council flats. well, that was the promise. around the country, this was billing on deeside, councils have been reduced to this — taking it off and sending it for testing, leaving residents concerned and confused. they are not very happy about it, are they? they felt it should have been put right in the first place. when the shiny stuff is gone, this is what is left behind, along with a cladding crisis as councils try to understand if their residents are at risk. many are having to introduce additional fire inspections and government guidance sent out last week, not least for reassurance. it is frightening, really frightening, it makes you feel sick, really, just to think how it could happen like that. but this is the legacy of the housing
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catastrophe two weeks ago. the tests are happening in secret — so far — at this research centre. samples from 75 towers have been sent. the combustibility test has three categories, rated one to three, and it is judged that cladding material in category two or three macro does not meet the requirements for limited combustibility in building regulations. i can also confirm to the house that, so far, on that basis, all samples are cladding tested have failed. but, as far as anyone currently knows, this was cladding past as safe by building inspectors. the building regulations are complex, but they start from a basic principle — the external walls of the building shall adequately resist the spread of fire. the question is, how to meet that requirement.
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well, there is another document, something called approved document b, which in a section which doesn't even mention cladding, says materials used should be of limited combustibliy, meaning they burn slowly. but even that is not straightforward — designers can instead turn two two more documents, these two, which set out other ways that components such as fire barriers can be used, including using a desktop study to prove it is safe. it may well be that the recommendations and guidance need to be updated to take account of changing technology in the building industry. secondly, we are concerned that the current regulations and guidance are not being applied and enforced strictly enough. indeed, the communities secretary told the commons today that 1000 fire doors were missing from the towers evacuated in camden following safety concerns. the inquest into four more of the victims opened today.
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the coroner will consider what contributed to their deaths, as will the police. the planned public inquiry will look at possible much widerfailings in public safety. because the pain of the grenfell tragedy goes deep, the family of 52—year—old khadijah killeavy held a funeral blessing for her today. she is just one of at least 79 victims. tom symonds, bbc news. theresa may has reassured the more than three million eu nationals living in britain that they will not be forced to leave the country after brexit. the prime minister said eu citizens legally in the uk would have what she called ‘settled status‘ — enjoying all the rights of uk citizens except the right to vote in general elections. but as chief political correspondent vicki young reports — the offer depends on british citizens living in the eu being given the same status. theresa may says she is giving reassurance and certainty. is your offer to eu nationals good enough? allaying the anxieties
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is a priority according to the prime minister and she told mps she had a serious and fair offer to make. under these plans, no eu citizen currently in the uk lawfully will be asked to leave at the point the uk leave the eu. eu citizens will be able to apply for something called settled status. the right to live in the uk permanently, accessing public services and other benefits. applicants will have to have lived in britain for at least five continuous years. they will have needed to come here before a certain cut—off date which is yet to be agreed. in brussels last week, theresa may said that could be as early as march march this year. eu leaders say the deadline should be the date the uk leave is expected in 2019. the labour leader says all of this should have been sorted out a
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year ago. the prime minister has dragged the issue of citizens and families into the complex and delicate negotiations of our future trade relations with the european union, which she herself has been willing to say, may result in failure. this isn't a generous offer, this is confirmation the government is prepared to use people as bargaining chips. and another row brewing over who sort out any legal disputes about these citizens‘ rights. would you give assurance that any pressures will allow the european court ofjustice any role in immigration status of eu citizens within this country, be flatly opposed? i believe that in terms of assuring the rights of eu citizens living in the united kingdom, we believe that should be done through our courts and not the european court ofjustice. theresa may promising a smooth and streamline the process to make it easy for eu citizens
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to secure the rights after brexit. the home office will have to set up a new system, potentially dealing with millions of applications. a huge challenge and officials hope it will be up and running by next year. before that, there will be tough talks. the eu‘s brexit negotiator has already called for more ambition, clarity and guarantees from the uk. joining me now from brussels via webcam is anthony valcke, a legal advisor for the european citizen action service, who provide support and advice on citizens rights across the eu. thank you for being with us. let me ask you before we talk about the detail of what theresa may is calling for, what are the situations that people most frequently come to you for help with? we have had quite a number of people who have
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contacted us following a refusal to recognise the permanent residence in the uk, orwe recognise the permanent residence in the uk, or we also have people who have contacted the home office, to explain the situation over the phone, and have been informed that there is no point in applying for permanent residence because the application is likely to be denied. we have had for example a lot of people contact us because they have had their applications refused because the home office does not consider that reliance on the nhs meets the conditions of european law as regards to the need to hold what is called copperheads and sickness insurance so even though as a matter of uk law eu nationals have a right to access nhs treatment in the uk home office does not consider that this meets the requirements of the current rules so the uk is
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u nfortu nately current rules so the uk is unfortunately engaging in various restrictive interpretations of the rules and that is what is with the people to contact us. on that question it was interesting that it is one of the point that the prime minister‘s statement picked up, she said that for those who are given settled status, which would be anyone who has been resident for five years could get that, the home office will longer require evidence of the citizens that weren‘t working, because people who could lose theirjob in that time, health comrades sickness insurance, so they do seem to have responded to that concern. goal yes, that is quite a welcome development, however, if you look at the actual detail of today‘s proposal it does say that the government proposes to align the conditions for recognition of settled status on the existing conditions to acquire permanent residence so that statement is welcome but of course we need to see the detail to see how good that
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proposal is in practice. in your assessment, given that the area this is very much the area that you specialise in, how does this proposal from you specialise in, how does this proposalfrom britain you specialise in, how does this proposal from britain compare with the counterproposal if you like from where it came first, of the european union? it is completely different. the united kingdom have said they are going to create the new status, four eu nationals in the uk. but they retain union proposed that eu nationals in the uk and other member states would continue to benefit from the rights they have. different approach. if we were to proceed on the basis that the united kingdom citizens would continue to benefit from free movement rights,
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potentially they could another member state. a lot of differences. do you think we have got potential for compromise? it genuinely seems that those within the european union and the uk government, really do wa nt to and the uk government, really do want to resolve this? nobody wants the situation where their citizens are being kicked out of friendly countries? indeed. ithink you are being kicked out of friendly countries? indeed. i think you are correct, negotiators on both sides wa nt to correct, negotiators on both sides want to avoid this, massive deportations from the united kingdom and vice versa, so i do believe that they want to find some common ground. but that is much more difficult to find common ground when
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you are starting from extreme opposite opinions. the european union have said we will keep quiet rights, the united kingdom wants to get new rights. nothing in that document to suggest how they would secure reciprocal rights in other states. if the united kingdom‘s point of view was that similar conditions should be negotiated on a reciprocal basis, that potentially involves a n reciprocal basis, that potentially involves an agreement with 27 different immigration laws across the eu. because although many members of the european union form pa rt members of the european union form part of the shengan area, bulls do not completely harmonise or impose
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the same set of rules for those who participate. shengan rules work alongside national immigration law. taking the point of view that reciprocal status should be guaranteed for british nationals, thatis guaranteed for british nationals, that is going to create all sorts of problems for the details, how such a settled status could be incorporated into the agreement. the much simpler solution would be to keep acquired rights, working on the assumption that those would continue to apply to the uk, and european union. that would be much simpler, more generous offer than is currently on the table. who knows? somebody could suggest that. i should just clarify, you what foreign organisation funded
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by the eu, to help support you? ngo in brussels. with do get funding, like many others. we are completely independent. thank you for clarifying that. louise lear has the weather. good evening. a change of direction this week. heading down the rainy street. desperately needed for gardeners. and growers. that will come as welcome news for some but not all. some of it heavy, pushing to northern ireland, north west england, south scotland. light and patchy in wales. extreme south, muggy through the night. far north and east, clearer skies, but it will move its way across the far north of scotland.
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norther isles. light and patchy. still there at the same time after a humid morning. risk of downpours. 11 to 15 in the north. surrendered by low pressure, slighty drier further surrendered by low pressure, slighty drierfurther north. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines: the democratic unionists have signed a deal with the conservatives. it means they‘ll support theresa may‘s minority government in return for northern ireland receiving an extra £1 billion in investment over two years. this agreement will operate to deliver a stable government in the united kingdom‘s national interest at this vital time. the government says 75 high rise buildings in 26 local authority areas have failed fire safety tests,
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as the cladding linked to the fire at grenfell tower is withdrawn from sale around the world. problems with gas pipe insulation, there were stairways that were not accessible, there were breaches of internal wall and most astonisingly, there were hundreds, literally hundreds, of fire doors missing. theresa may has said she wants to give the three million eu nationals living in britain the same status as uk citizens after brexit. an inquest has opened into the deaths of five people who drowned during a day trip to camber sands in east sussex last august. the inquest has heard the victims were all competent swimmers but that the beach held hidden dangers. president trump has hailed the supreme court decision to partially allow his travel ban on people from six mainly muslim countries, saying the ruling is a win for national security. and how much sleep will you get
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tonight? have a how much effect does it have? we will be looking at a worldwide study. an inquest has heard how five friends who drowned during a day trip to camber sands in east sussex last year were all fit and competent swimmers. the men, who were aged between 18 and 27, lived in the london area and were of sri lankan origin. the lawyer acting for the victims families described camber sands as having "hidden dangers". duncan kennedy reports. this was camber sands this afternoon, its stunning beach drawing thousands of people. no sign of what one lawyer today called its "hidden dangers". but last summer, this was the same beach shortly afterfive men drowned here. all friends on a day trip. today, the families came to the inquest and spoke
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of what their loss means. we‘re just happy to learn that at least they will be more secure and safer, lifeguards and the beach is more protected. that is our only thought, this is what we wanted. nitharsan ravi was one of the five men to drown. the others were kobi saththiyanathan, his brother kenugen, kurusha nth srithavarajah and inthushan sriska ntharasa. the inquest heard they were all fit and all of them could swim. but one month earlier, mohit dupar and gustavo silva da cruz also drowned on the same beach. the fact that seven men drowned here in the space of one month has made this double inquest notjust about personal tragedy but also about beach safety. the coroner in this case said today that he wanted to make sure that it never happened again. at the time of both incidents, there were no permanent lifeguards on the beach.
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this summer, there are. the families of the men who died say they want lessons learned so no one else has to suffer this appalling tragedy. duncan kennedy, bbc news, on camber sands. the us supreme court has handed a partial victory to president trump in the legal battle over his attempt to impose a travel ban on six muslim majority countries. the justices will now consider in october whether the policy, which bans citizens for 90 days and refugees for 120 days, should be upheld or struck down. our washington correspondent, anthony zurcher explained how the supreme court‘s ruling would work. the supreme court justices are letting that travel ban go into effect in a limited sort of scope. they said that individuals from those six countries and individuals who do not have bonafide connections to the us, that they can be banned from entry. so what is a bonafide connection? it could be that they have family
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members already in the us, they could have some sort of employer based in the us, a job already, or be students coming to the us to go to school. so if you‘re a student from iran, you can still enter the country, but if you‘re someone from libya who has no connection to the us then donald trump can order the borders closed to that person. more now on the news that theresa may says all eu citizens living legally in the uk will be able to stay here for up to two years after brexit. the government‘s planning a grace period to process applications. eu nationals who‘ve been in the uk for at least five years will be entitled to stay indefinitely. with me now is the chief executive of the london chamber of commerce, colin stanbridge. what do you make of the overall
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intention of the government? goodwill? absolutely. we welcome this. after the referendum took place, we were speaking to members, about what had been worrying them. many of them had eu national ‘s in the workforce. some, a0%. we have been talking to the government, and have been saying this for almost one year. that we need some sort of reassurance for these companies, and especially the workers, paying taxes, contributing to the success of london. we welcome this announcement. london, it is in a particularly strong position, because of the probably disproportionately larger number of eu nationals. have you seen any direct impact? absolutely. we hear
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from members. constantly. worried that the workforce is going to vote with its feet. and if we do not get any resolution, they may start thinking that they should go home. this has been worrying the employers. we hope that what has been sent today is going to be some sort of reassurance. that‘s fine. we have said that we need to reassure, for humanity‘s sake, those contributing to london and the united kingdom economy. but we need to think about the future. if one quarter of the workforce of london, are from outside the united kingdom, and employment levels are at the highest levels, even though companies are going to look to the domestic workforce to try to upskill... domestic workforce to try to
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upskill. .. a lot of voters think they don‘t. upskill. .. a lot of voters think they don't. we regularly have economic surveys, investing more in training. but they may never fill the gaps. we need to think about the future, ensuring that the workforce is going to come through, with the skills that london and the united kingdom needs. you will have heard... those whose families come from south asia... one of the consequences of trying to control immigration, it has encouraged a restriction of those families, young people who want employment opportunities because the government has not done anything about people from the eu. when we are not members of the eu, that problem will disappear? we need talent from
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across the world. and one of the benefits of leaving the eu, presumably we can have a system that allows us to get those benefits. we have got to make sure that we go into detail about what the shortfalls are, things that we can defend, not construct ourselves. we wa nt defend, not construct ourselves. we want shortage occupations lists for london, come and talk to companies, cbi, prove to us the shortages. then we will get the system, for the brightest and best. crucial, politicians are going to talk about surgeons, bankers, we need people who are going to keep the underground running, schools going... those sort of things, you
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could call low skilled, but are vital to the economy. thank you. the headlines on bbc news: the dup agrees to support theresa may‘s minority conservative government. northern ireland will get an extra £1 billion of investment over two years. the grenfell tower aftermath... every high rise that‘s been checked has failed its fire safety test. the us firm that supplies the cladding has ended sales for high rises. theresa may tells mps she wants to give the three million eu nationals living in britain the same status as uk citizens after brexit. an update on the market numbers for you. here‘s how london‘s and frankfurt ended the day. are you getting enough sleep? scientists in canada are launching what‘s set to become the world‘s largest study into the effects of sleep deprivation on the brain. they want hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to do tests online, to see how much the amount of sleep we get affects our
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ability to function. here‘s our medical correspondent fergus walsh. we spend nearly a third of our lives asleep. it is vital for our physical and mental health, but we are getting less sleep than ever. british neuroscientist adrian owen, based in ontario, believes this may be having a serious effect on our brainpower. every day, we make hundreds of decisions, we remember hundreds of things. we make difficult decisions like, should i buy a house? should i get married? but we also have to remember many, many simple things, like where i parked the car or what i intended to buy on the way home from work. all of these things can be affected by lack of sleep. you are going to sleep for four hours and then i am going to come and personally wake all of you up! i joined volunteers at western university, ontario, trying out his online test, designed to assess reasoning, memory and decision making, to demonstrate how tiredness may affect those. we stayed up until 4am and then had
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just four hours‘ sleep. but all too soon... good morning, fergus, time to get up. we were about to repeat the brain tests we had done the previous night. how are you feeling? so, i‘m feeling... like i haven‘t had enough sleep. most of our scores went down compared to the night before. how did you do this morning? the worst. this was the worst you ever did? this was the worst ever, yeah. kisses for your sister, that's really nice. but sylvie, whose daughters wake her several times a night, improved her score. maybe i've just gotten used to functioning on very little sleep. i have to be on as soon as my kids wake up. as for me... i‘ve finished and i‘ve done quite badly. i also did the test
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while having my brain scanned. after a normal night‘s sleep, my brain was functioning well. the bright orange blobs are areas of increased activity. and this is the scan done after four hours‘ sleep. there‘s not much going on. it‘s pretty clear there is much less activity in these areas of the brain that we know are crucial for things like decision making, problem solving and memory. so, our 2a hour culture could be having a serious impact on society. this study should reveal how much sleep we need for our brains to be at their best. fergus walsh, bbc news, ontario, canada. joining me now is dr adrian owen from the brain and mind institute at western university in ontario, canada. dr owen is the neuroscientist leading the sleep study. thank you for speaking tours. a lot
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of people watching this, owing to be thinking about when they are going to go to bed. what do we not know at the moment, that you hope the study will be able to enlighten us about? we all know we shouldn‘t drive when we haven‘t had enough sleep. but we do not think about other aspects, decision—making and memory. things that we do every single day. from simple decisions to complex decisions. with the internet, we can get hundreds of thousands of people to tell us about sleeping patterns, so we can understand how it is affecting them. we are asking them to log into the website, tonight, before bed. log your sleep. take
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tests. memory. decision—making, planning and solving. get some sleep, and then do that again. you will see how the performance changes, and how it is relative to everybody else in the population. and to make this valuable to you, how often do people need to keep doing this? just twice. we are asking people to contribute two periods, tomorrow morning and then later in the week, when they have had a different sleep. good or bad. we are going to compete when people have had a lot of sleep, with when they have not had much. hundreds of thousands of people. is it the brain that needs sleep? or another reason?
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it seems to be something that they raise —— varies dramatically across the animal kingdom? this is one of the animal kingdom? this is one of the things that we do not understand. why is it that some people can survive and function extremely well, on four or five hours? some famous examples of prime minister ‘s. hours? some famous examples of prime minister 's. margaret thatcher said that was all that she needed. but some people need ten, 12, just to get through the next day. to answer the question, it is the brain. people think about it being a body thing. the fatigue, getting back in shape. but it is the brain, that controls sleep, deciding when you go to sleep, when you wake up, and also involved in all these other
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complicated processes that we are interested in. when do you hope you can produce some results from this study? we launched the study one hour ago, study? we launched the study one hourago, 3,000 study? we launched the study one hour ago, 3,000 people signed up. study? we launched the study one hourago, 3,000 people signed up. i would like to get tens of thousands of people, and after a few weeks we‘re going to have enough information to look at issues, how does the amount of sleep that you need change when you get older? men, do they need more than women? and how much is on offer for anyone individual? how much sleep do you need, to be at your best tomorrow? you have quite a title. quite a business card. give us some tips.
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how to get a good sleep?” business card. give us some tips. how to get a good sleep? i go to bed early. the later, the harder i find it is. you reallyjust need to know how much you need. this is the most people listening to this, will realise that generally they do not get enough. make sure you go to sleep at an hour that is going to allow you to get enough for the next day. i am going to feel less guilty about having a lie in tomorrow! thank you for talking to us. fascinating. if you have got some time, hopefully you‘re going to take part. theresa may tells mps she wants to give the 3 million eu nationals
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living in britain the same status as uk citizens after brexit. we‘re speaking to the economist jonathan portes from the research organisation britain in a changing europe, what do you make of this? had theresa may made this offer nine months ago, i think it would have been seen as a positive step, but because it has been dragged out of her, months after the european union meet its own offer, considered as more generous, it looks that it is possibly too little too late. some way to go. the critical question, the date from which somebody‘s time
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will be measured ? the date from which somebody‘s time will be measured? when article 50 was trigged? some hint that was the plan. or whether it could be 2019? when we actually leave the european union? considerably, that makes some difference to the numbers. union? considerably, that makes some difference to the numbersm union? considerably, that makes some difference to the numbers. it does. a few hundred thousand. but the government has already indicated it is going to be flexible and in practice i think it is likely that the government is going to accept the government is going to accept the european union position. that it should be brexit day, 2019. and basically, anybody coming before that, can clock up the five years. at the moment, if you are living in this country and you have got indefinite leave, and you try to bring a dependent, relative, questions overfinance. bring a dependent, relative, questions over finance. our weekly
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address those questions are also going to apply to eu nationals who wa nt to going to apply to eu nationals who want to bring a partner? at the moment, eu nationals have got more rights than brits. do not have to go through the same tests, if we wanted our wife from abroad to join us. the united kingdom is proposing to take those away. the european union wants citizens to keep them. leave and borisjohnson promised citizens to keep them. leave and boris johnson promised eu citizens to keep them. leave and borisjohnson promised eu citizens that they could keep them. from the european union point of view, we‘re breaking that promise. the united kingdom government does not see why it should continue to treat eu citizens better than its own citizens. the other stumbling block seems to be over who should enforce these rights? the european union
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says it should be the european court ofjustice. britain said it would not be appropriate for them to have a role, some kind of new tribunal created? do you think we have got room for compromise? it looks like an unrecognisable difference.” think we have got room for compromise. and it is along the lines that you suggested. some form of independent tribunal, we still would not have british law being supreme, in the sense that it could still be overruled by an external court. but it would not be the ecj, once we leave the european union we no longer have a judge on the ecj. it does not seem reasonable that it should be able to overrule the united kingdom courts. thank you. time for a look at the weather. we had 25 degrees, but despite that,
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dream is on the way. moving to northern ireland, and south—west scotland. it is also dragging that blanket of cloud across the country. that means it is going to be staying pretty mild. wet north. gradually, moving to the far north of scotland. behind that, some showers, heady, and some going to the south east corner. going to continue to drift eastwards. stays humid south east. 22. fresher in the north. 11, 15. plenty of showers, across england and wales on wednesday, moving gradually north, not wishing to central scotland. scattered showers behind that. pretty unsettled
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weather, over the next few days. 12-20 the weather, over the next few days. 12—20 the high on wednesday. iam i am ross aitken is what outside source. part of donald trump‘s travel ban will come into force. the supreme court has ruled that a 90 day ban on people travelling from six muslim majority countries can apply in some circumstances. we will explain what they are in a moment. more details in the uk‘s plans for eu citizens after brexit.” more details in the uk‘s plans for eu citizens after brexit. i want to com pletely eu citizens after brexit. i want to completely reassure people that under these plans now eu citizen currently in the uk lawfully will be asked to leave at the point the uk we see you. we want you to stay. the conservative party has cut a deal with northern ireland‘s democratic unionist party, that means theresa may will have the votes to get laws through parliament as long as all of the mps
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