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one year since the grenfell tower fire, the nation remembers the 72 people who lost their lives. services have been held in west london, for survivors, friends and relatives of those who died. what is important from this day onwards is that those who we have physically lost will never, ever, ever be forgotten. there was quiet in the streets around the tower itself, as people gathered to remember everyone who's been affected. and the queen led the nation in a 72—second silence observed up and down the country.
iam here i am here in west london where relatives have gathered to remember those who died. we'll have more about the day's commemorations. also on today's programme. more than 4,500 jobs are to go at rolls—royce in a major reorganisation to save hundreds of millions of pounds. immigration rules are to be relaxed. it's expected more foreign doctors and nurses will be allowed in, to help fill nhs vacancies. and, it's nearly here. fans get in the mood for the world cup which officially opens in the next hour. and in sport on bbc news. chris robshaw is dropped from the squad for england's second test against south africa on saturday. brad shields makes his first start at flanker in bloemfontein. good afternoon, and welcome to the bbc news at one.
commemorations and vigils are being held to remember the 72 people who died in the grenfell tower fire one year ago. a memorial service has been held in west london, and a nationwide 72—second silence took place at midday. last night, grenfell tower was illuminated with green lights to mark the moment a fire was first reported to have taken hold. reeta chakrabarti is there. it has been a very sombre and poignant morning here. the names of the 72 people who lost their lives in that file one year ago were read out at a memorial
service nearby, st helen's church. there was a separate remembrance at the foot of the tower where survivors and relatives of those who died gathered to remember the victims. last night, buildings gci’oss victims. last night, buildings across the capital including g re nfell tower, across the capital including grenfell tower, were lit up in green at the moment the fire started. richard galpin has ourfirst report. shortly before one o'clock this morning, grenfell tower was lit up in the colour chosen by the community to represent them, and what happened a year ago. the time marking the moment the fire was first reported to the emergency services. sask amazing grace... —— # amazing grace... on the first anniversary of the fire
and it is incumbent on each and every one of us that we ensure that they are never forgotten. and further, they are revered, because we must ensure that the truth will notjust present itself but will announce itself in such a way that the tragedy of grenfell tower ca n way that the tragedy of grenfell tower can never, ever, ever recur. # lean on me... outside, right next to grenfell tower itself, a gospel choir led another commemoration, as people gathered to reflect at this, the
most poignant of locations. and to listen to a recitation from the koran. many of those who died in the fire were muslim. at midday, everything stopped for a period of silence. here at grenfell tower, it lasted 72 seconds,in here at grenfell tower, it lasted 72 seconds, in memory of each of those who never made it out of the burning block of flats. it also fell silent at other locations around the country, and beyond. # you can't deny me...
# something inside so strong... a day evoking the most painful memories, the children at this primary school near grenfell tower lost friends and a member of staff in the fire. but for the community in this area, hope lies in their expectation that there will ultimately be done —— justice good those responsible for the catastrophic fire being punished.
i spoke to sandra who lost her niece who was just 12 in the fire, and i asked her how she felt about what had happened, one year on. i think i've become stronger through it. even in my own weakness i've become stronger. i draw on people's strength. and i think we found skills in ourselves that we didn't even know we had. as you face this anniversary, what are your thoughts about the future? the future — i mean i hope we can bring about change, significant change. the thing with grenfell is that it came about because change didn't happen fast enough. so i'm hoping that the prime minister and government commit now — now — as the inquiry is starting, that any findings that come out of it are put into effect immediately, because people are in danger now, whether it's in north kensington,
whether it's in hull or birmingham or manchester or glasgow, you know, people are in danger, and why should they be? we should all be safe in our own homes, in our own beds. this should never ever happen again. so we want change, we want long—lasting change. we want regulatory change throughout the whole of the structure, you know, so it's the building, it's regulation, it's management, but it's also about ethics, you know. our landlords need to be ethical landlords and understand that social housing is for everyone and we should be treated as people, not just as numbers on their accounts. sandra, who i spoke to earlier. crowds continue to gather at the foot of the tower as people stand
there to reflect on their memories and feelings on this very poignant anniversary. there are other events taking place throughout the day, culminating in a silent walk by members of the community and relatives and survivors, taking place locally here this evening. rolls—royce is to cut 4,600 jobs over the next two years. the company says it needs to save hundreds of millions of pounds a year. many of the posts affected are in management and office staff at its headquarters in derby. theo leggett reports. rolls—royce is an engineering giant. it builds power systems for aircraft, ships and heavy machinery. but the company's boss thinks it's become bloated and inefficient. so he is planning some radical surgery. this is a very difficult decision. however, we do need to think about all the hard work that's gone in and turning that
into opportunities for the future. we are actually trying to create a stronger rolls—royce, which is good for derby and good for the uk. rolls—royce has 55,000 employees around the world. of those, some 26,000 work in the uk, many of them at the company's headquarters in derby. now, it says it wants to get rid of a600 jobs, mainly among middle management and back office functions. it is bad news for workers in derby, because that is where a large number of managerialjobs are based. but thousands of engineering posts will be protected for the next few years. derby's mps have already made their concerns very clear. isn't this a failure of shareholder capitalism, which basically sacrifices jobs on the altar of higher shareholder dividends? i understand why a member with a strong constituency interest in the workforce there of course
will be anxious and combative in defending the interests of the workforce. the cutbacks come at a time when rolls—royce is also facing some significant engineering challenges. it is working hard to fix problems with engines used on boeing's 787 dreamliner. the faults have proved costly and difficult to rectify. analysts say the company has to be careful not to cut too far, too fast. getting the balance between maintaining core skills and cutting costs is one of the most difficult things for any manager. the company is making it clear that the bulk of the cuts are in back—office functions, not core front—line engineering staff. it is also trying to do this process through non—compulsory means, through voluntary means. for rolls—royce employees, these may be deeply uncertain times, but bosses believe that by accepting painful cuts now, they can guarantee future prosperity. theo leggett, bbc news. our business editor simon jack is outside rolls—royce's headquarters in derby. what have people been saying to you
there? this is really a hammer blow for the workforce, and for the city of derby, everyone you speak to as a family member or friend who works here and is proud to do so. rolls—royce has had its share of problems in recent years, a string of profit warnings, it lost billions in 2016, a new chief executive righted that but he has decided to lighten that load and says the kind of money to pour into research and development to stay competitive means rolls—royce had to be much more profitable. unless that happens, there will not be jobs here for future generations and families in derby to go to. thinking of future generations is little comfort to this current generation where thousands have
defined themselves anotherjob over the next couple of years. the government is to relax immigration rules to allow more skilled workers from outside the eu into the uk. the home office is expected to confirm that foreign doctors and nurses will be excluded from the government's visa cap. in february, nhs england had many thousands of vacancies for both doctors and nurses. our political correspondent jonathan blake reports. working hard under pressure, but there just aren't enough doctors and nurses. hospitals across england are badly short—staffed. in february, nhs england had 35,000 vacancies for nurses, and nearly 10,000 doctors' posts unfilled. we have got substantial demand pressures on the nhs, an ageing population, and more patients needing more health care services. also it is linked to a decision in 2010 when austerity hit, to restrict the number of nurses and doctors being trained in the nhs
to meet that extra demand, which is why we have got so many vacancies across the nhs at the moment. the prime minister knows the health service relies heavily on workers from abroad, but for years, the numbers coming have been restricted. it was theresa may as home secretary who set a limit on tier 2 visas for skilled workers from outside the eu, atjust under 21,000 atjust under 21,000 per year, part of a broader approach to restrict immigration. we will reduce net migration from the hundreds of thousands to the tens of thousands. it will not be easy. it will take hard work and a great deal of political courage. but the british people want us to do it, and it is the right thing to do, so we will do it. more doctors and nurses are being trained in the uk. but that will take time. and beyond the need to fill gaps in the health service, is this relaxation of the rules more than just a possible quick fix? i think there is a total change in approach with sajid javid and the prime minister.
without her approval, none of this would be happening. it is a point to get across that, just because we are leaving the eu, it doesn't mean we are anti—immigration, we are not, we have to be flexible. we are told the prime minister is enthusiastic about this plan to fill staffing gaps in the nhs short—term. what is much less clear is how far this move reflects any broader shift in government policy on immigration, and what its long—term plan might be. jonathan blake, bbc news, westminster. our assistant political editor norman smith is in westminster. is this the beginning of a real shift, a rail changing immigration policy? it's clear sajid javid does wa nt to policy? it's clear sajid javid does want to recast the government's approach to immigration and move away from some of the more restrictive policies put in place when theresa may was home secretary, so obviously we have today's announcement, but only yesterday he unveiled a new visa scheme for entrepreneurs who wanted to come to britain and launch start—up
companies. he's already pledged to look again at taking students out of the immigration figures, something mrs may has always resisted, and he's begun the process of starting to pick elements of her hostile environment immigration policy designed to impose numerous checks on immigrants to see whether they are here legally. and his thinking seems to be that there has to be a move to present a more global image of britain, particularly post—brexit, to show that we are an outward looking, confident country, looking to do trade deals around the world. at the same time i think he is aware that tight restrictions on immigration risk damaging the economy. if business is unable to attract the sort of talented monzon can't find in britain, by recruiting from elsewhere —— the sort of talent it wants and can't find in britain. there may be of view that immigration is no longer the burning
issueit immigration is no longer the burning issue it once was at the referendum in large part because the numbers have now begun to go down quite steeply, albeit there is still a long, long way off the government's self—proclaimed target of getting it down to the tens of thousands. thank you, norman smith. sanctions on north korea won't be lifted until it has demonstrated complete denuclearisation, according to the us secretary of state mike pompeo. he was speaking in seoul where he's been having talks with south korean and japanese counterparts, and trying to explain the details of the deal struck between president trump and kim jong—un at their summit in singapore. robin brant reports from seoul. his piece contains flashing images. fresh from that summit, he's come to explain and to reassure. first, the secretary of state met with south korea's president — the leader of a country still technically at war with the north. then he had talks with his japanese and south korean counterparts — both staunch allies, both countries that might not fully agree with this.
as he arrived back in the us, the president took to his phone, tweeting there is no longer a nuclear threat from north korea. the world should rest assured that the united states, the republic of korea and japan remain committed to achieving the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation of north korea. the us alliances with these two countries are absolutely ironclad. and on the crucial issue of sanctions — the way the world has punished north korea — he was specific. we believe that chairman kim jong—un understands the urgency of the timing of completing this denuclearisation, that he understands that we must do this quickly, and that sanctions relief — we should recall these are un sanctions — that sanctions relief cannot take place until such time. but we still don't know much about how kim jong—un will ditch those weapons. and he wasn't about to tell us. mr secretary, bbc news,
if north korea is no longer a threat, why does it need to denuclearise? in the heart of seoul a reminder of the military alliance between the us and south korea. almost 30,000 american troops are still here. part of that alliance is on hold after the president announced he'd be stopping joint military exercises. but no stand down, says the south. next up on this tour is china and it's far less likely america's top diplomat is going there to reassure them, but instead to seek reassurance from china about its ongoing support for the sanctions regime. that's something china has already hinted it wants to ease off on. robin brant, bbc news, seoul. our top story this lunchtime. one year on since the grenfell tower fire and the nation remembers, with services held in west london, for survivors, friends and relatives of those who died.
in the last few minutes doves have been have been released near the tower in memory of those who died. in sport on bbc news, tottenham hotspur will begin the premier league season at wembley — the first game at their new home on the site of white hart lane will be against liverpool in mid—september. the opening ceremony for the football world cup begins in the next hour, at the luzhniki stadium in moscow. president vladimir putin will be there — and robbie williams will be performing. there will be 64 games during the month—long tournament, with 32 countries competing — and hosts russia will play saudi arabia in the first match. our sports correspondent richard conway is at the stadium. look around, its a riot of colour,
of music, celebration. it's what russia wanted when its bid for the world cup almost eight years ago. russia's party is about to begin. the rhythm of the world cup has arrived in moscow. turning red square into a kaleidoscope of colour. the build—up to today's first game has presented many challenges for fifa, football's world governing body. but with kick—offjust hours away, organisers are confident of the impact the tournament will have. kicking off from the luzhniki stadium, from the beautiful luzhniki stadium. here in moscow, football will conquer the world. russia will start its campaign against saudi arabia tonight, with victory perhaps vital if the hosts are to stand any chance of progressing. tonight is a massive game for them, to get off to a good start.
they are playing saudi arabia. i'm sure saudi arabia will be thinking this is their game that they have to win as well. but i think it will be difficult for this russian team. they have not got a lot of household names. of players playing in top—level football and i think it could be a real struggle for the home nation to do well in this tournament. russia and saudi arabia may be the two lowest ranked teams in the competition, but it certainly has not dampened the spirits of their supporters. we are very happy, because many people around the world come to russia. they have fun. i wanted to attend this event and to support my team. inshallah, we will win tonight. while the excitement may be building, fears linger over the threat of potential violence and racism. especially in a country with a long history of discrimination within football. you can only hope it
does not play a part. you want the football, the main football on the parks to do the talking and then hopefully become away talking about what a great world cup it actually was. after eight years of preparation, russia's big day is finally here — a moment it wants to share with its visitors. and there are hopes that nothing will spoil its plans for a month—long party. one person who will also be joining the party is russia's president vladimir putin. yesterday he met fifa delegates, today, he'll be inside the luzhniki stadium giving a speech just after inside the luzhniki stadium giving a speechjust after robbie inside the luzhniki stadium giving a speech just after robbie williams has stopped ringing, what a double act. this party is beginning but the questions about the wide tournament remain, but for now the fans who are here want to enjoy this football and are waiting for it to get started. thank you, richard conway.
well, the england team has been training today, at their base in repino, in preparation for theirfirst match against tunisia. our sports correspondent natalie pirks is in repino. how would you assess the mood in the england camp? well, just like our environment here, very calm, very relaxed and very different to what it sounds like the kind of russian experience that richard is having over there. to begin with this morning we were allowed 15 minutes of training with england and it began for a moment's silence for the victims of grenfell. marcus rashford did not take part because he has missed training for a second date, he picked up a knock to his knee on monday before he flew out, that's two days in a row and it looks like he will not be starting for england against tunisia on monday. england we re against tunisia on monday. england were playing this morning with this star shaped all, it got very competitive, let me tell you. it does seem striking, they seemed to enjoy each other ‘s company, they
are happy, relaxed, joking and co mforta ble. are happy, relaxed, joking and comfortable. we are waiting to hear from kieran trippier, the spurs defender, about his first world cup experience. he has to be a shoo—in to start for england against tunisia but there's not much else to report, they are walking around with cups of tea, the players are about to start playing the media at darts in there and we are farfrom playing the media at darts in there and we are far from all the drama and we are far from all the drama and tension. that's just what gareth southgate wanted and that will change on sunday when they fly to mould of ram and england have not won world cup opening match since 2006. natalie pirks with the england tea m 2006. natalie pirks with the england team in repino. the newest member of the royal family, the duchess of sussex, has accompanied the queen for the first time on an official royal visit. the queen and the duchess have been in cheshire, where they opened the mersey gateway bridge, and the storyhouse theatre in chester. our royal correspondent sarah campbelljoins me from there. yes, hello, the queen and meghan are
currently in the town hall behind me having a spot of lunch after a fairly busy morning of engagements. this is another milestone day of the royal life of the new duchess of sussex. not only is this her first solo in gauge meant without her new husband, prince harry, but she's also accompanying the queen and deliver anyone who's going to show her the royal robes, who better than the monarch? taking you through the morning, the pair travelled overnight arriving this morning at runcorn station, they travelled overnight on the royal train. they then headed off to the mersey gateway bridge, one of the biggest infrastructure projects in this area in recent years. and after the excitement of the wedding this is largely what meghan's life as a working royal will be about, ribbon—cutting, opening events and of course meeting the people. the people who had stayed out here since about a am this morning, there were hundreds of people lining the streets here in chester, and they
we re streets here in chester, and they were treated to a royal walkabout. maybe not quite the sort of frenzied excitement that we've seen with the harry and meghan walkabouts but much excitement, not only meeting the queen but also the newest member... sound problems. our royal correspondent sarah campbell talking about the visit of the queen and the newest member of the royal family, of course. time for a look at the weather. here's sarah keith—lucas. the weather is causing a bit of disruption this afternoon, in fact we've got a named storm, storm hector, causing seems a bit like this one. we have trees down in glasgow, there's also been disruption to ferries, bridges as well. here are some of the costs we have recorded earlier in the day, in association with storm hector, more than 100 mph winds across the
cairngorms in scotland, at lower levels, gusts of 60—70 miles an hour. we've had the strongest ever gust of wind recorded injune in northern ireland, 7a mph. as we had through the rest of the day the wind should ease because the storm is pushing towards the east. this is the satellite image, the swirl of cloud heading to the east, the strong list of the winds heading towards the shetland isles and onto scandinavia. low pressure easing away, but still it's very windy out there through the rest of this afternoon. across scotland, northern ireland and northern england as well. further south, not ireland and northern england as well. furthersouth, not as ireland and northern england as well. further south, not as windy. fairly breezy under bright afternoon to come, but if we zoom into the regional detail you can see showers in scotland, heavy, blustery showers and these winds in are the gust speeds, so around 50—60 mph through the central belt of scotland. we could see further disruption to
travel. northern ireland and northern england having a few isolated blustery showers, sunny spells and windy conditions. less windy further south but down towards london some of the gusts reaching around 30 mph over the next couple of hours. temperatures this afternoon not doing too badly, feeling cooler where you have the strong winds, highs of around 17—18 in the north, further south, up to around 22 degrees and for many it brightening up in the afternoon with a return to sunny skies. this evening at night further heavy showers for a time for northern ireland, into scotland as well, dryerfor england ireland, into scotland as well, dryer for england and wales and the winds falling lighter. quite a chilly night ahead, fresher than it has been recently, around 8—13 degrees first thing friday morning. friday, a much quieter day than we've seen out there today. not as windy, still some showers particularly across scotland and northern ireland. one or two for england and wales but there will