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this is bbc news. the headlines at ten: one of scotland's architectural landmarks — the glasgow school of art — goes up in flames, for the second time in four years. people, citizens of glasgow, and people further afield need to be prepared for what they see in the next few hours, which is a seriously damaged building. the mother of 12—year—old billy caldwell who wants to use cannabis oil to treat him says he is in a life threatening condition. "disappointment" from the prime minister as a conservative mp blocks legislation to make upskirting a criminal offence. also in the next hour... a crucial game for england's rugby players — and a stunning goal from ronaldo in the 2018 world cup. commentator: ronaldo... he has gone and done it!
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ronaldo! this 88th—minute equaliser was a hat—trick for cristiano ronaldo, as portugal drew 3—3 with spain. eddie jones‘ england will try to avoid a sixth consecutive defeat when the face south africa in bloemfontein. cleaning up the beaches of thailand, thatis cleaning up the beaches of thailand, that is on the travel show at 10:30am on bbc news. good morning and welcome to bbc news. a fire has devastated glasgow's world —famous school of art. the alarm was raised just after 11 o'clock last night and the mackintosh building was said to have been engulfed by flames within minutes. the scottish fire and rescue has said that the historic building has been extensively damaged. it was undergoing a multi—million pound restoration project following a similar blaze four years ago. our correspondent, alexandra mackenzie reports from the scene. the smoke and flames could be seen
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for miles around as they lit up the night sky. glasgow's school of art mackintosh building was engulfed in flames for the second time in four years. a multimillion—pound restoration project was due to be completed next year. pretty much everyone is just in shock because, i mean, its iconic, isn't it? there's no salvaging it. it's heartbreaking. the scottish fire and rescue service say no casualties have been reported but nearby buildings were evacuated. more than 60 firefighters have been tackling this major blaze for several hours and it now looks as if the flames have spread to a second building. the first minister, nicola sturgeon, said, "my first thoughts are the safety of people "but my heart breaks for the city's beloved glasgow school of art." alexandra mackenzie, bbc news, glasgow. earlier alexandra mackenzie
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gave us an update from scene of the fire. people cannot believe that this has happened here again just four years later. this is very much an ongoing incident, as i am sure you can see behind me. 60 firefighters were here at the height of the fire, as i mentioned in my report, but we have now found out that there were actually nearer to 120. the fire service said they were using resources from across the country due to the significant and extent of this fire. you have also said that people have been sending in messages on social media. we have had an update from the glasgow school of art. they are saying this is very much a live and conduct issue. they
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have said some residents have been evacuated from their property and they have been provided with shelter. they have also said they are very upset about what they call this precious place. the mackintosh building means a lot to many people across the world. the glasgow school of art has also said please heed the advice from the emergency services to stay away as this is very much an ongoing incident. and we've also had a comment from the scottish secretary, david mandel, he has said that he is devastated to hear about this fire. he has also said that the uk government stands ready to help financially or otherwise. —— david mundell. nicola sturgeon has said
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that she is so relieved that there has been no loss of life and is so full of admiration and gratitude for scotla nd full of admiration and gratitude for scotland fire and rescue service, but it is hard to find words for the utter devastation for the mackintosh building. many people across glasgow and further afield willjoin her in that sentiment today. and earlier this morning, peter heath, the scottish fire & rescue service's deputy assistant chief officer for the west of scotland, gave reporters an update on the fire. —— earlier this morning, peter heath, the scottish fire & rescue service's deputy assistant chief officer for the west of scotland, gave reporters an update on the fire. this building has extensive damage. the fire has reached on the ground floor right through to the roof. the fire has reached on the ground floor right through to the roofm is significantly damaged. we will focus our attention on preventing it spreading. it did spread to a nearby cinema. but we have managed to put a stop on that. we have the fire under control in that area. but this is a challenging situation. you will rememberfour years ago
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challenging situation. you will remember four years ago there was a terrible blaze here. how does the blaze last night compare with that? some people think it is even bigger than the previous one. in terms of comparison that isn't that helpful. but what we faced tonight was a significant fire. it was spreading rapidly. we had crews here who had to put in an enormous effort under extremely difficult conditions. we had members of the public. it was a busy friday night. people were out and enjoying themselves. there were significant danger. the fire was spreading quickly. the crews were working tirelessly to get on top of it. but the fire was spreading at a quick read. pokey vickers was continue to work to stop the fire. —— our focus was to continue. continue to work to stop the fire. -- our focus was to continue. it is amazing that there were no casualties. yes and it is testament to the work of the fire service and the other agencies working together who put a chord in place and kept the place safe. you're not out of
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it. we are still in an operational phase. many people have expressed shock and sadness that another fire has taken hold of the glasgow school of art on social media, including well—known personalities with connections to the city and the school. fran healy said he could not believe what he was seeing. the actor sam heughan told glasgow to stay safe. the artist alison watts simply set her heart is breaking. the comedian gavin mitchell says he believes the fire is worse than last time and said he could hear the structure giving way. the actor and musician tom urie called the fire heartbreaking. susan calman says she is thinking of staff, students, alumni icon and the wonderful emergency services who, as always, fought to save such a treasure. we're joined now by alison thewliss, mp for glasgow central. thank you very much forjoining us
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this morning, alison. you heard some of the real shock and feelings of affection for the building. what is your reaction to what has happened today? i absolutely echo those comments. it is absolutely devastating to lose such a building just after we thought we had managed to get it saved. so much restoration work has gone on since the last fire. so much skill and talent went into bringing it back to life again. so it is a real blow to see the damage that was done last night. mercifully there has been no loss of life, but the fire did spread, didn't it? can you give any indication as to why?|j didn't it? can you give any indication as to why? i don't have any indication as to why it spread as it did last night. we can be glad that there were no casualties. and that there were no casualties. and that there were no casualties. and that the fire service and the police have managed to keep everybody in the city centre safe last night. but the city centre safe last night. but the fire looks to be extensive. it has spread to the abc venue which
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backs onto the art school. it looks like the damage is quite extensive to the east side of the building. the fire service managed to save it last time, but it does look to be extensively damaged, which you can see behind me. and the question is how on earth could this have happened four years after a similar fire, and if anything it looks worse. i cannot speculate to the cause. it happened on a friday night when you would expect the building to be empty. we will have to let the fire service investigate. and it is up fire service investigate. and it is up to the council to assess the damage caused. david mundell is offering assistance from westminster. be that money, be that anything else, what would you call for? any support that can be given to the glasgow school of art at this time. they've been doing a huge at a
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fundraising efforts to get to the building —— to get the building back to its former glory. there has been a lot of support for that. it'll be down to how much damage has been caused and what can be done to the building thereafter. this is your patch. this is a bit of the cities you know very well. just the people who do not know it, tell us how important this building is to glasgow. —— bit of the city. important this building is to glasgow. -- bit of the city. this is pa rt glasgow. -- bit of the city. this is part of the fabric of the city. we hold it incredibly dear. it is one of mackintosh's treasures. particularly on the 150th anniversary of his birth. we were hoping to get it back. the people who live in garnet hill, behind the art school, and that the london eye and staff, this is a huge blow to them. there have been many messages on social media. —— the a long
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—— the alumni and staff, this is a huge blow to them. thank you very much forjoining us this morning. a mother seeking permission to use cannabis oil to treat her sick son has said he is in a life threatening condition. 12—year—old billy caldwell who has been at the centre of a dispute over the use of cannabis to treat his epilepsy has been admitted to hospital, suffering from seizures. his mother, charlotte, says her son could die unless he receives cannabis oil. she travelled to canada to obtain more of the drug — which is illegal in the uk — but the supply was confiscated when she arrived at heathrow airport on monday. our correspondent keith doyle joins us now with the details. a sad story, this. can you explain the legal situation surrounding cannabis oil? billy was having around 100 epileptic seizures a day. he was given a medicine containing this cannabis oil in the us in 2016. last year he became the first person in the uk to be prescribed the drug,
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which contained an ailment called thc, which is in cannabis oil. the home office told his gp to stop prescribing this thc because it is illegal. his mother flew prescribing this thc because it is illegal. his motherflew to prescribing this thc because it is illegal. his mother flew to canada to obtain more, but the drugs were confiscated when they got into heathrow on monday. she declared them. they were confiscated. the seizures have now returned. billy was admitted to the chelsea and westminster hospital yesterday. his mother says his condition is not life—threatening. she described the action from the home office as beyond cruelty. cannabis oil is illegal in the uk if it contains this element, this thc. that is the psychoactive element that is found in marijuana. what are we expecting to happen today? the home office is looking at this. it has issued a statement which says: we are deeply sympathetic to the extremely difficult situation that billy and his family are in.
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billy is in the care of medical professionals who are best placed to assess the care and treatment that he requires. the home office is contacting billy's medical team. if the team treating billy advise a particular course of urgent action the home office will carefully consider what options are available to help facilitate that advice. that is a statement the home office has issued. there is some sort of leeway there. they are working with the medical teams. billy is in hospital at the moment. it would seem that maybe they can reach some sort of agreement, some sort of solution. we know there will be a statement from billy's mother later this morning. we will bring that to you when we get it. thanks. the prime minister says she's disappointed after one of her own mps blocked plans to make upskirting a criminal offence. the new law would have seen offenders who secretly take photos up victim's clothes sentenced to up to two years in jail. but tory mp sir christopher chope
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was able to block the legislation by shouting "object". 0ur politcal correspondent iain watson reports. i was at a festival with my sister on a blistering hot day, waiting for my favourite band to come on stage and two guys took pictures up my skirt. gina martin was a victim of upskirting, the practice of secretly taking pictures under someone's clothes. a liberal democrat mp wanted to make it a criminal offence in england and wales, with offenders being jailed for up to two years. it's already outlawed in scotland but yesterday in parliament, this action. 0bject! objection taken, secretary. conservative mp sir christopher chope uttered that one word, object, and under parliamentary procedure, the proposed law was halted in its tracks. many of his colleagues cried, "shame!" the ministerfor women was one of them. i was shocked, i was angry and i was disappointed and, for the record, i shouted "shame" very loudly after the member objected because it seems to me this
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is a case where the law has not kept up to date with what's happening in the modern world so parliament needs to be flexible, and parliament needs to react. in a tweet, the prime minister made her views clear. she said: gina martin contacted sir christopher to find out why he objected. he just said he objected to it on principle and i said, "what about the subject matter of the bill?" and he said, "i'm not really sure on that, "i'm not sure what that is, upskirting." and i said, "i can help you with that," and i asked for his e—mail address and he said, "yeah, absolutely, e—mail me," and i said, "i'd like to talk to you and find out why you objected "and explain to you what this really is and how much it's going to affect "women and girls and protect women and protect women and girls," and he said, "ok,
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well, let's meet then. 0pposition mps have also criticised sir christopher chope's actions but government ministers now seem even more determined to outlaw upskirting. iain watson, bbc news, westminster. the headlines on bbc news: a fire has devastated glasgow's world —famous school of art. it was undergoing a multi—million pound restoration project following a similar blaze four years ago. the mother of 12—year—old billy caldwell who wants to use cannabis oil to treat him says he is in a life threatening condition in hospital. the prime minister has expressed "disappointment" after one of her own mps blocked legislation to make upskirting a criminal offence. time for the sport. the busiest day of the world cup so
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far. we will see messi in action today. but he will have to go some today. but he will have to go some to match the excitement of the hat—trick from ronaldo last night against spain. with eight wins for your great and against spain. with eight wins for yourgreatand iran. against spain. with eight wins for your greatand iran. but against spain. with eight wins for your great and iran. but the headlines were written about one certain ronaldo. —— with wins for iran and uruguay. his talents are spelt out. he has the world cup at his feet. commentator: the world cup sees ronaldo at his absolutely scintillating best. studio: that best came in the kent ina studio: that best came in the kent in a breathtaking contest against spain, winning and scoring a fourth minute penalty. ronaldo wasn't letting him hog the limelight. he
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proved to be david de gea's kryptonite. this game is fast becoming a world cup classic. all it needed was a goal to match. commentator: driven into the back of the net! a peach of a goal by nacho to put spain in front! studio: no topping that? remember that portuguese superhero? commentator: ronaldo. .. that portuguese superhero? commentator: ronaldo... he has done it, he has only gone and done it. studio: a 3-3 it, he has only gone and done it. studio: a 3—3 thriller in any language. sometimes defensive teams win. but i am happy we can watch games like this where two teams, are really going for it, and hopefully an amazing world cup is coming ahead. elsewhere in the group, iran against morocco wasn't going to live up against morocco wasn't going to live up to that. but it gave the fans an excuse to dig out the face paint, but offered little in the way of artistry. the only goal came in stoppage time, a header at the wrong end, flat on the campus. egypt's mo
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salah painted a gloomy figure, benched on his birthday, unable to shoulder any blame. uruguay‘s defender was their hero, jimenez giving them a 1—0 when. —— 1—0 win. this means so much to the people of uruguay. every school there has cancelled their lessons for when the tea m cancelled their lessons for when the team is playing. this is what happens. this was what happened when they got their stoppage time goal. the pupils poured into the playground to celebrate in the wild jubilation, running around, screaming, and making so much noise, but no danger of detention. over the border, well, towards the with finland, enland are border with finland, england are having a final training session
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before they fly south for their match tomorrow. david boon stingers there near to the england training camp. are we any closer to knowing the england starting team against tunisia? -- the england starting team against tunisia? —— david bornstein is there. we are in repino where england are staying. a lot calmer here. england are preparing for their big match. we are no closer to knowing the starting line—up. i havejust spoken to the fa, and they have told us that the team is still yet to be informed by gareth southgate whether they are playing, whether they are on the bench, or not involved at all. they are trailing behind closed doors as we speak. there is no media. you can assume that they are lining up in a likely formation that will start the match against tunisia. it is getting very real now and very serious. we - be
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and very serious. we will be speaking to some of the players this afternoon. then on sunday, tomorrow morning, they will train again before flying to their game. gareth southgate will speak tomorrow evening and on monday it is match day. behind you, there are people in the sea, a real holiday atmosphere. is the mood in the england camp still relaxed? i'm the mood in the england camp still relaxed ? i'm not the mood in the england camp still relaxed? i'm not suggesting they are on holiday, but there seems to be a relaxed theme. it is hard not to be relaxed in a place like this because it is so tranquil. you can see why gareth southgate picked it. england are actually in the forest. it is a 20 minute drive from here. every indication we have had so far is that it indication we have had so far is thatitis indication we have had so far is that it is a relaxed and optimistic camp. it is the third youngest squad england have overtaken to a world cup. none of them have won match at the world cup, also none of them are tired by previous major tournament failures. —— tarred. we will get a
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sense today, when we speak to them, if the nerves are starting to creep in. there is an ambience around the camp because they have lots of leisure and entertainment facilities. there is a media centre. we have been playing darts with the players. there is snooker, ten pin bowling, games consoles, you name it. this is a different england camp to the ones we have seen at previous major tournaments. what really matters is what happens on the pitch. it has been such a long build—up. so much has been talked about it. expectations have been relatively low, but they will hope to deliver on the pitch, when it matters, and they will get involved against tunisia on monday, just two days to go now. thanks. do enjoy the beach and perhaps the sea. well done for letting jordan pickford beat you in darts! away from the world cup, the world
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number one in golf, dustinjohnson, is the only player on the park at the halfway point of the us open. some of the big names failing to even make the cut. included in that bunch, going home early, is rory mcilroy, who finished ten over par, four off the lead. joining him is sergio garcia and justin des. tommy fleetwood is just five off the pace. we should know soon if andy murray is fit enough to play at queen's clu b is fit enough to play at queen's club starting on monday. the former world number one played some practice sets yesterday. he had a hip operation in january practice sets yesterday. he had a hip operation injanuary and has not played since wimbledon last year.
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you feel if he does not play at queens he might get a chance at eastbourne but he's leaving it late to get ready for wimbledon. it wouldn't be the same without him. we have everything crossed he will be 0k have everything crossed he will be okfor have everything crossed he will be ok for that queen's club competition. that is on the sport now. you can get the latest updates on the website. back to you. thanks. hundreds of civilians are said to be trapped in their homes by the latest round of fighting in yemen. pro—government forces, backed by saudi arabia, are said to have the upper hand in the battle to take the city of hudaydah. the port is a vital lifeline for aid supplies for millions of people threatened by famine. sinn fein will debate changing the pa rty‘s sinn fein will debate changing the party's policy on abortion at its annual conference in belfast. northern ireland is the only part of the uk where abortion is illegal u nless the uk where abortion is illegal unless there is a serious risk to the woman's health. our northern ireland correspondent reports.
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marylou mcdonald is in charge of a party which is the second—largest in northern ireland and third—largest in the irish republic. she took over from gerry adams a few months ago. the politician from dublin had a big role in the campaign in the republic to end an almost complete ban on abortion. after the referendum last month the irish government wants to pass a new law to legalise terminations for any reason at all women is 12 weeks pregnant. their policy does not go that far, saying abortions should only be allowed when a woman's health is at risk. the party leadership is bringing forward a proposal to the to liberalise their position on abortion. it would mean sinn fein politicians would have to support the party line on the legislation in the party line on the legislation in the irish parliament in dublin. but some members will argue that they should be allowed a free vote according to their conscience. the party is also pushing for abortion law to be changed north of the irish
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border where there are much more restrictions than the rest of the uk. brexit is high in the conference agenda. most voters in northern ireland wanted to stay within the european union. i am opposed to the british government is driving us out of the eu against our will. sinn fein wants the whole of ireland to remain within the eu, just like the people voted. the party wants to be in government in dublin after the next general election of the republic. but it is still out of power in stormont after its coalition partnership with the democratic unionists collapsed. there are currently no negotiations to restore devolution. chris page, bbc news. let's ge more on our top story — the fire that has caused extensive damage to glasgow's world—renowned school of art — just four years after another blaze there. flames tore through the famous mackintosh building last night. joining me now from our westminster studio is the scottish secretary, david mundell. thank you forjoining us on bbc
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news. first, your reaction to what has happened. it is devastating what has happened. it is devastating what has happened. it is devastating what has happened overnight. i was in the mackintosh building just two weeks ago to see how much work had been done to restore it after the last fire. seeing some of the iconic part of it, a glass fronted corridor known as the hen run, and the mackintosh library itself. this morning ifeel for all of mackintosh library itself. this morning i feel for all of those people who have worked so hard on that restoration over the past four yea rs, that restoration over the past four years, hoping to get it open for next year. i feel so years, hoping to get it open for next year. ifeel so much years, hoping to get it open for next year. i feel so much for them and how they must be feeling this morning. because, as you have reported, this is an iconic building in glasgow, scotland. to see it up in flames in glasgow, scotland. to see it up inflames again in glasgow, scotland. to see it up in flames again overnight was just something nobody could really
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believe was happening. an iconic building which was being restored because of a similar blaze four yea rs because of a similar blaze four years ago. it is early days but you have any indications as to why this happened? there is no indication at the moment. it is too early to speculate. it is an ongoing fire scene. it will obviously take the need to assess structural damage before people can start making the necessary enquiries into what happened. but it is important to understand how it came about. as we did four years ago, we must commend the fire and emergency services for their actions, for ensuring that the blaze has been brought under control. but nobody was thankfully injured. this took place in a very busy part of glasgow on a friday night. you have said that the uk
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government is ready to help the scottish government in the aftermath of this. in what way? we have helped with the restoration of the existing building. we put in about £10 million into that restoration. we need to know what is going to be involved. hopefully there can be another restoration, and we stand ready to help again. because we recognise now, as we did previously, what an important building this is that glasgow and to scotland. in london, it is almost the equivalent of big ben. it is a building that everybody feels in association with, evenif everybody feels in association with, even if they have never studied art, never crossed the threshold of the school of art. charles rennie
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mackintosh has significance across the world. we just celebrated over the world. we just celebrated over the last few days his 150th anniversary. that was an event which was marked all over the globe, because he designed that building, and he is also a figure of such global standing. i wonder if i could press eu, is the uk government willing to help foot the bill for the restoration of this building? we helped previously. we will help again. iam helped previously. we will help again. i am clear on that. we are committed to ensuring that this iconic building can and will be restored, if it can be. we do hope that it can be. most grateful for your time. thank you very much.

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