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tv   Breakfast  BBC News  July 29, 2017 8:00am-9:01am BST

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hello, this is breakfast, with naga munchetty and ben thompson. donald trump's chief of staff quits after days of infighting at the white house. reince preibus had been accused of leaking information to the press. he says he resigned because the president wanted to take a "different direction". good morning. it's saturday, 29thjuly. also ahead: riot officers under attack in east london. fireworks and bottles are thrown during a protest over the death of man who had been restrained by police. the pope and theresa may lead the tributes to charlie gard as his life support is switched off. in sport, a dream of a day for england's debutant. toby roland jones takes four south african wickets
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to put england on top in the third test at the oval. plus, a moment of tv history. casualty celebrates 30 years on air with a special episode filmed in just one take with just one camera. and sarah has the weather. good morning. it's a fairly mixed picture through the weekend. there are spells of sunshine, but also plenty of blustery showers. i'll bring you the details in about 15 minutes. look forward to it, sarah, thanks. good morning, first our main story. donald trump's top white house aid has resigned after days of public infighting at the white house. earlier this week chief of staff, reince priebus, was described as a paranoid schizophrenic by the president's new director of communications. the new man in charge of making sure the administration runs smoothly is former military generaljohn kelly. here's our north america correspondent peter bowes. another tweet, another resignation, another day in the trump presidency. reince priebus is the latest senior
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figure in the white house to leave his job prematurely. the shortest serving chief of staff in history. he is being replaced by a retired four—star general. john kelly is currently in charge of the department of homeland security. donald trump revealed that reince priebus had been replaced at the end of a tumultuous week in washington. earlier, the two men travelled together to an event in long island, where mr trump lavished praise onjohn kelly. one of our real stars. truly one of our stars. the president was heading back to the white house that he tweeted news of general kelly's newjob. he spoke briefly to reporters. reince is a good man. john kelly will do a fantasticjob. general kelly has been a star. done an incredible job thus far. respected by everybody. a great, great american. reince priebus a good man. there was a time when they seemed so close. ever since the election,
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the right—hand man, reince priebus, rarely far from the president's side. but he tendered his resignation on thursday, following what he said was several days of discussions. the president wanted to go in a different direction. i support him in that. the president has a right to hit a reset button. i think it's a good time to hit the reset button. i think he was right to hit the reset button and i think that it was something that i think the white house needs. i think it's healthy and i support him in it. asked about an interview in which he was described by the new white house communications chief, anthony scaramucci, as "a paranoid schizophrenic," mr priebus said "he didn't want to get into the mud." next week, a new general is in charge. violence has broken out in east london during protests about the death of a man shortly after he was restrained by police a week ago. the independent police complaints commission is investigating
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the death of 20—year—old rashan charles. last night, bottles and fireworks were thrown at officers in the dalston area of hackney. danjohnson was at the scene of last night's trouble. a tense night in part of east london. a fleet of police riot vans faces a burning barricade. fireworks and bottles being thrown. hundreds of officers were sent to force people back. move away, the dogs are coming out. after a peaceful protest earlier in the day ended in violence. well, it's just after midnight and things have started started to calm down. a lot of people have moved away and left. there are still quite a lot of police officers here in heavy riot gear. this was sparked by the death of rashan charles. the 20—year—old chased
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into a shop by police. officers say he tried to swallow something. there was a struggle and he became ill. just over an hour later, rashan charles was declared dead. he's the third young man to lose his life after being stopped by police in london injust over a month. they're angry and they are confused as they are not represented in life itself. they have to sell drugs. they have to carry knives because they're living in fear. they have to spirituality. they have to sell drugs? yeah. why? they're forced into a situation where they don't understand how to life, how to make money. they don't want to work for the system. it was concern and anger at the system that last night spilled out onto the streets. police say whatever the frustrations, this is not what the family of rashan charles wanted. 11—month—old charlie gard has died after his life support was switched off at a hospice. his parents gave up their fight to have his genetic condition treated in america after a high court case
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earlier this week. charlie's condition grabbed the attention of many around the world including pope francis. our medical correspondent, fergus walsh, has more. this is charlie gard without breathing or feeding tubes. born apparently healthy, but soon, a devastating genetic condition emerged which causes progressive muscle weakness. by his side throughout have been his parents, connie yates and chris gard. charlie was transferred from intensive care at great ormond street hospital, where he'd spent ten months, to a hospice. they'd fought a lengthy battle to keep charlie alive, refusing to accept he had suffered catastrophic brain damage. and they raised funds online for experimental treatment in the united states. great ormond street applied to court to end charlie's life support and everyjudge backed them. at the uk supreme court,
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with charlie's parents sitting behind, the hospital's barrister said his suffering should end. an american doctor offering to treat charlie with this experimental powder had not seen his full medical records and it took six months before he came to london to examine him. finally, on monday, at the high court, charlie's parents abandoned their legal fight to keep him alive, saying that time had run out. our son is an absolute warrior and we could not be prouder of him and we will miss him terribly. his body, heart, and soul may soon be gone, but his spirit will live on for eternity, and he will make a difference to people's lives for years to come. we will make sure of that. all chant: shame on gosh! a private family tragedy was fought out in public. even the location and timing of charlie's death became a matter of dispute. doctors and nurses at
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great ormond street, one of the world's most renowned children's hospitals, received abuse and even death threats, which charlie's parents condemned. charlie died a week before his first birthday. his parents said they were sorry they could not save him but would set up a foundation in his name to help other sick children. the north korean leader, kim jong—un, has said that the whole of the us mainland is now within firing range following his military‘s latest intercontinental missile test. it's the second such missile to be launched by pyongyang this month and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 miles. the us and south korea has responded by carrying out a series of missile exercises. nearly a quarter of shops are breaking the law, by selling knives to underage people, some as young as 13. that's according to new figures from the local government association,
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which says some retailers, including two supermarket chains, have been caught out. this is completely avoidable. shops, retailers, can put in place processes to stop young people accessing knives and we believe that more needs to be done to target those retailers who are offending. before take that. before boyzone. and long before one direction — there was wet wet wet. but no more. i have seen no tears this morning. lead singer marti pellow has announced he is leaving the band after 30 years, saying he plans to concentrate on new songwriting and acting. # love is all around me. # love is all around me. # and so the feeling grows. # and so the feeling grows.
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# it's written... everyone will know the songs, but i'm not alone in thinking that they had already broken up. yeah. i'm surprised they're still together. they were formed in the 805. they sold 15 million singles and albums around the world with hits such as goodnight girl and love is all around, which spent 15 weeks at number one in 1994. grant shapps joins us. grant shappsjoins us. we grant shapps joins us. we will talk to you about brand in a minute. one of their tracks is not available on the karaoke system of which i've
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often complained. perhaps we should talk about broadband, shall we? broadband speed not up to speed. lots of people not getting the speeds they are paying for. what are you going to do about this? there are millions of connections which fall below what should be the minimum standard of ten megabits. we are calling for automatic compensation in a new british infrastructure group report which says it's not going to work any other way. there is some voluntary scheme that when we researched it for this report we discovered that not a single internet provider could tell us how this voluntary compensation scheme was operating and whether it was operating and how much had been paid out. we're calling on ofcom and the government and the internet service providers to get real and start to provide the kind of speeds we need in modern britain. i feel i've done this
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interview more about four years. every year i talk about this at least once or twice a year saying oui’ least once or twice a year saying our broadband speeds aren't good enough. why am i still talking to you about this? it would be wrong to recognise that things haven't been moving in the right direction. i don't want to make it sound like it's just universally bad, but the problem is, ithink, that it's just universally bad, but the problem is, i think, that you've got a regulator in ofcom who are too prepared to accept the data. they say there are probably only 1.5 million connection that is fall below the universal, which still sounds high. we think it is higher still because they don't look at what happens if a home within a group of postcodes isn't getting it, they include it as receiving that faster speed, but also it must be the only utility where if you don't get what you're paying for, you still carry on paying and we think that's wrong and that's why 57 mps have signed up to the report from the british infrastructure group of mps to say that millions of their
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constituents are complaining about it still and we need action and we have come up with a list of proposals including for example the government using powers that it has passed in law which would enable people to get compensation and set that minimum standard that everyone should be entitled too. it is just more to do. there is the idea that people are apathetic. it is one of the few services, we're not getting it to the standard we should, we don't complain enough or we just still carry on paying for it. if you're saying you're going to propose fines. how much should we be able to claim? are there any limits? how soon can we start claiming this? it is the threat of money, financial pain, that kick starts companies to being better? we think there are two issues. there are a bunch of people, some of whom will be watching your programme this morning saying we get an internet which just crawls along. those are the people who are not getting this minimum ten megabit
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download speed, that's what should be the universal service obligation and then there are a bunch of people watching this who say look, i pay for 50 or 2a or whatever the speed is they're paying for, but i know i don't get near that. what we're saying is that ofcom and the government should get together and create a compensation scheme that work, we suggested would be modelled off the same scheme that works in water, of wa says you get £25 if you are not getting the service we're providing. we have seen ofcom have said no, no, we are looking at compensation, we've consulted about it. that turns out to be whether or not you are getting the speed of installation, but we are not talking about that, we are talking about whether you get the speed you're paying for so they are in the wrong place on this as well. we have had a government statement. it says, "this isa government statement. it says, "this is a better offer, this universal obligation. this is a better offer than any compensation package
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because it places a legal obligation on providers to deliver the speeds that families and businesses need. not the speed of installation. the government says there is a legal obligation and that's stronger. government says there is a legal obligation and that's strongerlj don't quantity to take it away from them, they are headed in the right direction. we were clear in our ma nifesto direction. we were clear in our manifesto that we would have a universal service obligation which means that everybody would have to get the minimum ten megabit speed. what i'm concerned about is that's going to be fudged. there will be some industry stitch up which says don't worry we're on it and we will sort it out. we have seen this time and time again with internet provision, actually in the end they have failed to achieve many of the targets the industry has set itself. we are 20 months away from leaving europe. we need to be a great global country being able to compete. we need the best internet in the world and we shouldn't be settling for
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anything less than that. we want to see britain with the best internet connections and an end to the idea that it will be fine and the regulator accepting that it's ok. as i say when we checked things like the compensation schemes that they have voluntarily signed up to the internet providers, none of them could provide us with any detail. you mentioned that we're leaving the eu soon supposedly because the reason i use that word, we interviewed the chancellor philip hammond yesterday and it is becoming increasingly clear that it isn't clear when we are going to officially cut the cord from the eu at the moment. i'm looking at a piece on the front page of the daily telegraph which says that the general election will effectively be a second poll on the eu because of the lengthy transition period that's now being proposed because plans aren't in place. your reaction to that? i voted remain. a soft
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remainor, but i completely accept that this country voted to leave the eu. most peoplejust that this country voted to leave the eu. most people just say for heaven's sake, let's just get on with it. let's get the deal in place. i don't mind if there is some transition, that's perfectly reasonable. i want to see a brexit where business is able to continue to produce records numbers ofjobs. we voted for this. we don't need to keep revoting on it. what i want to see is the government get out there and negotiate a great deal for britain and get on with it, although i voted for remain, i can see britain has a brilliant future in the world focussed with our friends in europe and being more focussed on the rest of the world which is let's face it, another seven billion people over and above those who just happen to live in europe. you say you want to see the government get on with it. so the government isn't effectively getting on with it yet. is that fair to say? i sat in the cabinet and is that fair to say? i sat in the cabinetandi is that fair to say? i sat in the cabinet and i know the way these things work. you need everybody to
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agree a position and get on and actually universally, between them, deliver that same position and that in itself would remove a lot of the uncertainty, give business a very clear idea where it is going and deliver on what people have already voted for in this country. my sense is the public are saying, "look, we have told you what we want. whichever side of the argument you're on, i was a remainor. the country has decided. now, let's get on with it, so between you as ministers and cabinet ministers, please settle your position and we will have a stronger hand when we are negotiating in europe if we are speaking or singing from the same hymn sheet. it is easy to see what the public wants. we have been reflecting that on breakfast and news. is it fair to say from your opinion as someone had has been in the cabinet, that the members of the cabinet are not on the same page, they are not thinking as one to take us they are not thinking as one to take us through brexit? i think that is obviously true, but it is true to
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say that legitimately, you have different debates and negotiations within cabinet within the papers that go around through the different committees of cabinet to decide a position. but the idea is, you do that and then you collectively take those things forward and what i'm really saying, i guess in answer to your question is we need more collective decision making and then everybody actually being prepared to ta ke everybody actually being prepared to take that forward and that would help this country in it's brexit negotiations and also i think it would help a fairly fed up public who said we have already told you what we want to do. we have already had a democratic vote. let's just get on with it this and let's get the best possible deal and let's look to europe, but actually beyond europe and make sure we can trade in the world and i think we have got a positive future if we do all of that, but it does mean you want the senior people, the cabinet ministers all saying the same thing and i would definitely call on them to get their act together and start to say
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their act together and start to say the same thing in public. grant shapps thank you. you covered a lot there, brexit, broadband. and he will be listening to wet wet wet later today. the shock of them splitting. here's sarah with a look at this morning's weather. here is the scene as we start the morning in eastern scotland. you can see the well broken cloud there. so a bright morning for many of us. we've got two zones of rain today. firstly, through the english channel, we have got a weather front bringing rain. it will creep its way slowly northwards and we have got low pressure sitting out to the north—west of the that's bringing in scattered showers across scotland and northern ireland. it is mainly out to the north—west, but they will creep further south and east across scotla nd creep further south and east across scotland and northern ireland through the day, but there will be sunshine around. perhaps one or two isolated showers. and heading into the south—west of england, there is
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that rain lingering through the english channel, nudging further north across cornwall and devon too and also sitting out across the coast of kent there too. we have got bright skies at the oval as the third test continues. there is likely to be outbreaks of rain moving in during the afternoon and the breeze picking up too. so the area of rain through the english channel will nudge further north across really all of southern england at times later this morning and on into this afternoon. so turning wet here, but further north across the country, we will keep with that theme of sunny spells and scattered showers, rattling in on that brisk south—westerly breeze. temperatures today between around 17 to 22 celsius, but feeling cooler snouth where you've got the breeze and the outbreaks of rain too. into this evening then, the rain in the south pushes northwards. across england and wales, we will see a speu england and wales, we will see a spell of wet weather before that clears to the east during the early hours of sunday morning. scattered showers continuing towards northern and western parts of the country tonight and the temperatures between 12 to 15 celsius. so low pressure
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really not far away. as we head into the second half of the week, this first area of low pressure clears towards the east bringing rain away and we have got low pressure across the north—west of the country. so we are getting used to this now. a bit of deja vu. the odd thunderstorm towards the north and the west. fewer showers reaching the south east on sunday. the weather is looking decent for london and surrey. temperatures around 21 celsius, but there is a chance of showers later in the day. and then as we head into the new working week, low pressure still with us towards the north—west on monday. so that will bring further scattered showers to northern and western parts of the country. drier and brighterfurther parts of the country. drier and brighter further south—east and a hint ofa brighter further south—east and a hint of a bit of an improvement in the weather at least for a time through the middle part of the week. back to naga and ben. it isa it is a changeable weekend. yes, no good for your golf later.|j it is a changeable weekend. yes, no good for your golf later. i will battle through! the time is 8.20am.
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it's time now for a look at the newspapers. broadcaster and former executive director of the fa david davies is here. a lot of the papers covering charlie gard. painful, heart-rendering coverage of the passing of charlie gard and this article parental love is sometimes selfish and cruel. it says parental love is sometimes selfish and cruel. it says pa rental love is is sometimes selfish and cruel. it says parental love is the most selfish love of all. the writer janice turner says that and yet you know there are so many questions. i am still so uneasy at the, like i'm sure, a lot of parents and in my case, grandparents are, particularly
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when you hear lawyers and legal experts and legal advisers saying well, of course, what's in the interests in the children cannot be left to parents. now, that may well be right. is there a danger you forget about the child in all of this... that's what is at the heart of this article in the times and in a number of others, but for me, it has been very, very uneasy viewing and learning and has the public one wonders been educated by what they have seen, but for the parents? i cannot even start to try to imagine what those parents have been through. yes. obviously our sympathies are with the parents. he died just a few days before his first birthday, life support was switched off at a hospice after
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losing that battle. let's pick up on a story in the daily mail. slow broadband. we were talking to grant shapps, he thinks what should be happening, there is a legal obligation for the broadband providers to step up and provide the service that they are being paid for, but with the threat of compensation or action to force compensation or action to force compensation payments that might give them a kick? some of the papers we re give them a kick? some of the papers were saying it was in the conservative manifesto that theresa may, a much maligned conservative ma nifesto may, a much maligned conservative manifesto of the last election, that consumers would get a legal right to faster broadband and the suggestion thatis faster broadband and the suggestion that is now being made in some of the papers is that that is going to be one of the things that's going to drift away. i mean there was the pledge that 95% of the nation would
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have super fast broadband by the end of dare i say it, 2017. well, those of dare i say it, 2017. well, those of us who live in rural areas, let's put it like that, we're still waiting for it. some of us have a dish to give us booster speeds, but it has given us some consistency which is a help. there is the flip side that consumers are just so used to this now and just think it is potluck that they have become apathetic. you think you're paying for something and it is up to speeds of and that's the crucial bit. grant shapps' report, there was a great line in there when broadband services fail the difficulties caused can be disruptive as disruptive as a power cut or a loss of water supply and that's a fact. we don't necessarily treat them in the same way. now it is an essential utility rather than just a luxury. the same way. now it is an essential utility rather than just a luxurylj think it is fair to say that the media, we've really enjoyed what's
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been going on with trump and at the white house. a new chief—of—staff in now, but interesting, you focussed on this story as well... , "our marriage is over." and trump is the cause. he has been blamed for a loft things. some of us know something about mixed political marriages. you don't want to go into detail, but we do. here we have mr and mrs aaronburg. she was a supporter of president donald trump who feels isolated in the marriage. and she has said that she wants a divorce. mrtrump is being has said that she wants a divorce. mr trump is being blamed for that as well! it is extraordinary. all this turmoil this week with mr scaramucci... turmoil this week with mr
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scaramucci. .. there are the jokes of scaramooch. they have split up as well. it just shows scaramooch. they have split up as well. itjust shows what politics can do. there is a theme this morning about marriage or working with other halves. the ba captain and his near mrs. this is his wife. you have the legendary simon calder coming on later. a lot of ba bashing, so i have tried to redress the balance and here we have british airways pilot hugo and hannah webb says sharing a cockpit helps their relationship and describes flying side by side as great fun. there is another line hugo says, "although i introduce hannah at the beginning of the flight, i never mention she is my wife. i suppose some customers may guess." how do they guess?
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perhaps they catch the names? is that it? you wonder how they guess. my mind goes to that wonderful programme the david walliams and matt lucas show come fly with me with a warring couple in the cockpit. but good luck to hugo and hannah webb and a great story at la st hannah webb and a great story at last for british airways! when was the last time you cooked a sunday roast, ben? i have not had a kitchen for nearly nine months. sunday roast, ben? i have not had a kitchen for nearly nine monthslj had forgotten! when was the last time you cooked a sunday lunch? several months ago. i don't cook them very often. my contribution was small. i opened the wine and i certainly helped with a pudding, i think. this thing about sunday lunch
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that the brunch is a bigger thing it appears to me. what and what it used to be when i was brought up, you used to sit down and have a sunday lunch and have that conversation, the family conversation. i fear that that has been a victim as well. be that people want to do other stuff as well. it is a long day to spend together. —— my theory. stuff as well. it is a long day to spend together. —— my theorylj stuff as well. it is a long day to spend together. -- my theory. i can remember my motherand spend together. -- my theory. i can remember my mother and my auntie spending hours cooking a sunday lunch, andl spending hours cooking a sunday lunch, and i will did in a few minutes! always good extra tatties! we will be talking to you kenny next hour. headlines coming up, see you soon. hello, this is breakfast, with naga munchetty and ben thompson. coming up before nine, we'll get the weather with sarah. but first, a summary of this morning's main news. president trump's top white house aide has resigned after days of public infighting at the white house.
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mr trump has replaced his chief of staff, reince priebus, withjohn kelly, a former military general. one official said he'd been hired with the goal of bringing more discipline to the administration. violence has broken out in east london during protests about the death of a man, rashan charles, who was apprehended by police a week ago. fireworks and bottles were thrown at officers in the dalston area of hackney overnight. danjohnson dan johnson was at danjohnson was at the scene last night, much, this morning. we have seen the awful pictures of the u nrest last seen the awful pictures of the unrest last night. yes, the disturbances were not widespread but we re disturbances were not widespread but were quite serious for a time here last night in dalston, east london, and we can give you an idea of what the scene that is the shop where rashan charles was stopped by police last week. you can see the flowers and tributes, candles there, something of a shrine that has built
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up something of a shrine that has built up over the last week, and that has all built into this concern and unrest, really, about the way that police deal with young men when they are arrested, particularly in london. if wejust are arrested, particularly in london. if we just turn around, we can show you where things did erupt, thisjunction here, can show you where things did erupt, this junction here, where can show you where things did erupt, thisjunction here, where protesters wheeled bins into the road, they set fire to a mattress, and this is where bleats of riot vans had to come, hundreds of officers sent in to deal with the people who were letting off fireworks and throwing bottles at the police. so although the damage has been limited, and they clear up has really recovered everything already, we don't believe anything was injured, and we don't understand that there were any arrests here last night. it was delayed tens evening and a difficult time for police, and there will a further protest later today outside the local police deschamps, the family of rashan charles will be appearing there, along with the family of another man who died after
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being stabbed by police in london in the last two weeks. the independent police complaints commission is investigating the circumstances around these deaths, and the family of rashan charles has appealed for people to remain peaceful. yesterday started as a peaceful protest, and the family wants that to continue. the police put out a message saying that officers had been subjected to abuse and violence and that whatever the frustrations that is not what rashan charles' family wanted. dan johnson in hackney, thank you very much. 11—month—old charlie gard has died after his life support was switched off at a hospice. his parents gave up their fight to have his genetic condition treated in america, after a high court case earlier this week. charlie's condition grabbed the attention of many around the world, including pope francis. nearly a quarter of shops are breaking the law by selling knives to underage people, some as young as 13—years—old. that's according to new figures from
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the local government association which says some retailers, including two supermarket chains, have been caught out. adina campbell has more. with knife crime at its highest level in six years in england and wales, retailers are under increasing pressure to do more to tackle the problem. local trading standards teams tried to buy knives earlier this year. almost one in four shops they visited were found to be selling knives to people underage. seven out of 29 retailers, including two major supermarkets, in areas like devon, somerset and bristol, sold a blade to a person under 18. they included a machete, a lock knife and kitchen knives. last year, similar test purchases were carried out by london trading standards, with eight knives a month being sold to children as young as 13. safety campaigners are now calling for tougher rules. tougher rules should be applied.
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if they continue to do this, they should be punished and put out of business. it's illegal to sell knives to anyone under the age of 18, but in scotland 16 to 18—year—olds can buy a kitchen knife or cutlery. shops caught breaking the law face six months in prison or a fine of up to £5,000. the local government association says more needs to be done to stop lives being put at risk, and shops need to put up higher safety checks. adina campbell, bbc news. more than 50 mps have backed calls for urgent improvements to britain's broadband network. the british infrastructure group wants automatic compensation for families who do not get the internet speeds they pay for. ofcom says it's already taking firm and wide—ranging action to protect customers. the bbc‘s longest running
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medical drama, casualty, is making history tonight. the entire episode has been filmed on a single camera in just one take. it's a first in british television and marks its 30th anniversary, so if you want to see it, it is on tonight and bbc one 9:05, and i cannot imagine the rehearsal time, planning and execution to get that spot—on. notan spot—on. not an easy show to get right, just in that clip, fire engines, ambulances, everyone has to be in the right place at the right time, and you don't want to be the one that mark set up! talking about that, mike! an exciting couple of days for england to take a lead against south africa in the cricket, but the rain might have other ideas. england are
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ina good might have other ideas. england are in a good position, thanks to this man, toby roland—jones. quite a debut for him. toby roland—jones took four south african wickets with his first 33 balls in test cricket on a dramatic day at the oval. a brilliant century from ben stokes, reached with consecutive sixes, helped england to a first innings total of 353. then it was all about toby roland—jones, making his test debut, and ripping through the south african batsmen, with a little help from jimmy anderson, stuart broad and stokes again. at the close, the tourists were in real trouble on 126—8. it's very helpful when you have got guys with the experience ofjimmy and stuart. they were calming, guiding me through the opening few overs. it was great. great britain have added a fourth swimming gold to their tally at the world aquatics championships in budapest. the men's 200m freestyle relay team of stephen milne, nick grainger, duncan scott and james guy
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successfully defended their title, with guy swimming the anchor leg, taking gb from third to first. carl frampton‘s fight with andres gutierrez is off after a freak accident led to the mexican having to withdraw from the contest in belfast. before all that, frampton weighed in 1lb over the nine stone limit, meaning the fight wouldn't be a world—title eliminator. then later in the evening, gutierrez slipped in the shower, causing some awful injuries, meaning the fight has been called off. i am disappointed, gutted. it was a freak accident. you cannot really write things like this. i was just seeing gutierrez there. there is absolutely no way he could box.
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physically, i don't think he should be allowed to box, and he isn't. rugby league's challenge cup has reached the semifinal stage, with both matches live on bbc tv this weekend. salford take on wigan tomorrow, but this afternoon last year's winners, hull fc, face the leeds rhinos at doncaster‘s keepmoat stadium. rhinos won the competition in 2014 and 2015, while hull have lost the last eight meetings between the sides. we sampled success, obviously, last season, and if we can bring it back second time round, it will be a real statement for the club, and obviously the direction that we want to be heading towards, you know, continuing to push for silverware. at the beginning of the year, as you come together as a collector, this cup is what you are striving for. england's suffered
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an agonising defeat in the wheelchair rugby league world cup final. leading by a couple of points with just over two minutes remaining, hosts france scored to repeat their victory over england in the final four years ago. it's one of the most daring and spectacular sports of all, and this weekend the top acrobats in the country are in liverpool for the british rhythmic and acrobatic gymanstic championships. the team are fresh from picking up a gold medal at the world games last week, and i went to the new spelthorne gym in middlesex to find out how what they do is humanly possible. defying the laws of gravity — in fact, defying all of those thoughts about what is possible for human beings. gymnasts working together with extraordinary courage, balance and strength. it is like being in a forest of human beings. amazing shapes.
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acrobatic gymnastics first came to the uk from russia in 1976 as a way of pushing to gymnasts to new extremes. and, crucially, allowing them to work together. it is incredible how long they can hold this form. it is spectacular to watch. it is a combination of acrobatics, dancing, gymnastics, everything, working as a team. it pushes them to the limit. they can push themselves acrobatically, and also mentally, and it teaches them to work together. this club in middlesex has a new club to train in, and they are hoping it will increase their numbers to 3000, from preschool beginners to world champions. it is scary. there is trust involved. you need it for it to work.
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you are world champions. you make it look difficult, how hard is it? it is not too bad. 40 minutes. a0 hours! 20 hours a week practising. it takes a lot of work to get to that standard. you can't do it half—heartedly. you need to concentrate, notjust on the top, but on the bottom. they have a head start getting to the olympics, because they are already included in youth olympics. sorry i was not a more sturdy support. you are working as a team. you are seeing them bond. it is so much a group thing. beginners have to start somewhere, no matter what their age is. it is so much fun. even a basic move like the front circle. of course, it is all about
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trusting your team and your base, especially when it comes to the finale of the platform straightjump! oh, cheers, guys. yes, you can laugh! but you made it back, you got down. it was safer for me to do that and doa it was safer for me to do that and do a triple somersault off the top, i was quite happy to be hoisted into the rafters. have you been working on your neck exercises? we are going to practice it later on. are we going to do a pyramid? who is on
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top? ben would be a good anchor, some sort of crocodile on top, i think. i am envisaging it now, mike! i will be a crumpled mess! we will see you later, thanks a lot. we're all told to save for our retirement. but more than a quarter of pensioners who are on their own, rely on just what the state provides. numbers are at a 22 year high and there are worries it will keep on rising, as paul lewis, the presenter of radio 4's money box programme, has been finding out. i started work at 16, done lots of differentjobs, and i eventually retired at 63. 67—year—old jean storey is one of more than a million single pensioners in the uk who are completely dependent on the state. jean lives on £170 a week. when i was married, my husband paid into a private pension, and as we progressed through the years, and our income got better,
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he put more and more money into the pension, so i always thought that when we both retired, there would be a good pension, so i never bothered. jean divorced in her mid 405. with two young children, she just couldn't afford to start saving into a pension. that's left her facing a very different retirement to the one she planned. difficult! it is difficult, but ijust have to manage my money. and it sounds ridiculous, but i know where every pound is going to be spent, i really do. you know, so every week, i budget what i've got. and what would you say to young people watching this now about the importance of saving for a pension while they're at work? i would say it's very important. if i'd known then what i know now, because i do know one of my friends, this is the one that's going on a cruise,
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she did that all through her working life, and even though she and her husband split up and she is on her own, she actually had the foresight to see that. so she has got this extra money that she can do things with, so it does make a really big difference when you get older. even ifjean had started to save, it's unlikely — in her 40s — that she would have put enough in. tom mcphail is head of retirement at hargreaves la nsdown. living on the state pension alone is manageable, but it's not something you'd choose to do if you could avoid it. what's worrying is that there are millions of people who still aren't saving for a pension, either because they weren't caught in their employer's auto—enrolment scheme, or because they're simply self—employed, so it doesn't apply to them. to put this into context, if you wanted to double your state pension, if you wanted to get another £8,300 a year by saving in a private pension,
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for someone in their mid 20s today, that would cost around £300 a month you'd have to save all the way through until your mid 60s. for young people worried about student debt and owning their own home, being told to save that amount of money for 40 years to retire on what is just over the national living wage might seem hard to swallow, but it's a messagejean storey hopes people will listen to. personal finance expert and founder of jasmine birtles joins us from our london newsroom. nice to see you, as always. let's talk about some of these figures, it isa talk about some of these figures, it is a really stark reports that will make worrying reading for many people, whatever their age and their place in the life, as you get toward saving for retirement. how did we get to this position, where so many pensioners are reliant on just the
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state pension? well, we're really ignorant about money in this country, we haven't been taught. it is only now, finally, that it is beginning to be taught in schools, and ideally, you know, we should have had this decades ago, so that we would have learned not only how to manage our money day to day, but how to think for the future, how to invest, and i think this is something that has held us back. it has made us poor, the fact that we have not been taught, and we urgently need, not just have not been taught, and we urgently need, notjust children, but frankly adults urgently need to get some training. i would like to see it done free across the country, organised by the government, to help people manage their money day to day and, crucially, too invested for the future. it is worth reminding ourselves of some of these figures, paul had them in a report, but even with credit top up on the basic
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state pension, many pensioners are living on £8,300 a year, and in that context, it is very difficult to see how these pensioners get by. you talked about education, for people in this position, what can they be doing? for a start, it is a good idea to see if you could get any extra benefits, so there are websites like turn to us, that our cultivators, and they can tell you if there is anything extra you could be entitled to, because a lot of benefits are not claimed. —— that have calculator is. if you have the energy, go and find a little earner on the side. my mother, likejean, got divorced early on, spent all her money on children, me and my brother, and by the time she was coming to retirement, she started her own business, she ran it for 20 yea rs her own business, she ran it for 20 years and loved it, frankly. but
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there are lots of things you can do to make a better extra cash on side, things like house sitting, dog walking, cooking, childcare, all sorts of things, many of which are fun, and this is something that i hear a lot from my readers, who do lots of bits and things on the side. it gets them out, it gets them meeting other people, so it is not the end of the world if circumstances mean you have to go out and make some extra cash. let's talk about the issue up education, and starting to save money now, this isa and starting to save money now, this is a common thing you have talked about a lot, and we have dealt with ita about a lot, and we have dealt with it a lot in the business news — people do not have any idea how much they should be saving, and we heard from tom mcphail in that report, £300 a month for the next 40 years, just to have a pension of about 16,000, still not a lot. it is, and
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tom is right, of course, but i don't know, if you look at that figure, 300 and think, i cannot even begin to do that, look, ignore that figure for the moment, if you are in your 20s, if you can save £25 a month, thatis 20s, if you can save £25 a month, that is a good start, do it, do it. anything that you can save, in your 20s, you have the advantage of time. if you put it into, i would say, stock market investments, i am a fan of index tracking funds, they are cheap and easy and you don't have to think about it. i would put that £25, ideally, into a pension fund, orindex £25, ideally, into a pension fund, or index tracking funds wrapped in an isa, but that will grow over the decade into something decent, and if you have children and have a little bit of extra cash, i would set up a pension for them. frankly, when they area baby, pension for them. frankly, when they are a baby, i would set up a
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pension. financial advisers have found that if you put the total amount that you are allowed to put in as amount that you are allowed to put inasa amount that you are allowed to put in as a parent for a child, you can put up to £2800 a year into a pension for your baby, and if you do it for the first ten years of their lives, you're basically sorted out their pension. that is how important time is when it comes to investing. it is good to talk to, thanks for explaining all of that, and a lot of you getting in touch with us this morning. susie suggesting the concern over whether companies are fiddling with existing pensions, so people may be do not have final salary schemes, whether their pay—outs may be affected, a lot of people worried about that. keep your m essa g es people worried about that. keep your messages coming in. paul lewis and the money box team will be asking if we're facing the death of retirement on bbc radio 4 at midday today. sarah has got a look at what the
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weather is doing, fine in some places, but a bit changeable? that sums it up quite nicely, ben, some sunshine across many parts of the country, but outbreaks of rain at times through the weekend. this is how we start the day in eastern scotland, where the cloud is fairly well broken, but showers rolling in across much of scotland and northern ireland today, with low pressure sitting to the north—west. further south, a weather front in the english channel will will dominic reid northwards through the day. this is ten o'clock across scotland and northern ireland, showers moving through quite quickly on the breeze, you can see the odd shower cropping up, most of us will avoid them through the morning. further south, rain in the english channel working into southern part of cornwall, devon, rain sitting off the coast of kent there. but dry and bright through the midlands and the london
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region, largely dry at the oval for the third test, but through the afternoon more of a chance of rain moving in, and the breeze picking up. through the latter part of this morning, this rain creeps towards the london region, into the midlands, south wales. to the north of that, sunny spells and scattered showers, most of those across northern ireland and western scotland. 17—21d, feeling cooler than that way you have got the breeze and outbreaks of rain in the south. this rain will work zero into this evening and overnight, so a speu this evening and overnight, so a spell of rain for a time before it clears to the east through the early hours of sunday, then further showers across northern and western parts of the country, temperatures overnight between ten and 15 degrees. the second half of the weekend is another day of sunshine and showers, still low pressure sticking with us, this low pressure clears to the east, but this low
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pressure remains to be west, and with winds rotating around the low pressure, and other breezy day, the odd thunderstorm for northern and western parts, but a better day in the south—east. looking relatively decent for ride london tomorrow, 21 degrees, a bit of a breeze, perhaps the chance of a odd afternoon shower. then the same again into monday, low pressure towards the north—west, a hint of higher pressure just starting to build in from the south into the new working week, but still some showers in the north—west and monday, things to dry and bright so. back to you. hmm, lovely summer! rare images of tigers in bhutan have been released by the world wide fund for nature, as it marks a day to raise awareness of the decline of tigers in the wild. the photos were captured by photojournalist and film—maker emmanuel rondeau, who faced torrential downpours, snowfall, and had to overcome extreme terrain to get the pictures he wanted. emmanuel is with us now.
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absolutely. why was it so important to get those images? the situation of tigers is very difficult now, we used 100,000 tigers 100 years ago, and the last census in 2010 said only 3200, so we lost 97% of the tigers in the world. but the great thing is that there has been a huge comeback that started in 2010, and the goal is to double the tiger population. the idea of the project was to show that the situation is full of hope also, tigers are coming back. we are having right now 700 more tigers than we used to have seven more tigers than we used to have seve n yea rs more tigers than we used to have seven years ago, so really showing that if we all work together, we can save this incredible species. tell us save this incredible species. tell us about the process of getting these pictures, it is important, the
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idea of wildlife corridors, explain that. basically, nature cannot live ina box, that. basically, nature cannot live in a box, especially with tigers, they need to move around huge territory to find a move and to make. so this is why national parks are important, but they need to move from one place to another, and this is where biological corridors, essentially huge chunks of forest that the tiger can move through are very important, so the plan with the wwf was to try to make an image in these corridors of return, in a place where no higher resolution of tigers had ever been done. they are very shy animals, it is easy to look at these pictures and think, you snapped a tiger, but that must have taken a long time. exactly, bhutan is in the heart of the himalayas, so very steep, and the forest are very dense, so even a big animal like a tiger, you never see it like this, it is impossible to see them. you
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could walk for ten years and never see a tiger, very secretive animal, so we have to imagine a lot of different tools to try to get an image of a tiger. so we spend a lot of time walking the forest, trying to find the path of tigers. and when you finally get the picture, what goes through your mind? well, i couldn't believe it, you arrive at your camera, you see an image like this, it took me two days to realise that we made it. so much effort, both physically and mentally, he stressed, to be able to do it, so once finally you get a... they are breathtaking, thanks so much for sharing them. it has been a pleasure. the headlines are next, we will see you soon. hello, this is breakfast, with naga munchetty and ben thompson. donald trump's chief—of—staff quits after days of infighting at the white house. reince preibus had been accused of leaking information to the press. he says he resigned because the president wanted to take a "different direction". good morning.
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it's saturday, 29thjuly. also ahead, riot officers under attack in east london. fireworks and bottles are thrown during a protest over
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