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this is bbc news, i'm shaun ley. the headlines at eight: a british man has been convicted of planning a terror attack in westminster and of making bombs for the taliban. two men have been killed and 12 other people have been injured after a collision between a bus and a lorry in cambridgeshire. mps demand the government makes a big increase in britain's defence budget — to maintain influence with the united states and other nato allies. prince william has been visiting israel. he paid his respects at the world holocaust remembrance centre injerusalem, and called for peace in the region i know i share a desire with all of you, and with your neighbours, for a just and lasting peace. the us supreme court upholds donald trump's travel ban on people from a number of muslim majority countries. also coming up — the sun has got its hat — and so should you. as uk temperatures exceed 30 degrees for the first time this year, the met office issues a yellow health warning because of heatwave conditions lasting until thursday evening. messi collects and scores!
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and lionel messi puts argentina i—nil up in the team's must—win match against nigeria. hello, very good evening to you and welcome to bbc news. a british plumberfrom north london who was also an al qaida bomb maker has been convicted of planning a terror attack in westminster and making explosive devices in afghanistan. 28—year—old khalid ali was arrested near downing street in april last year after his mother called the police saying she had found knives in his bedroom and was scared he was going to kill the family. he'd come home to the uk in 2016. his finger prints matched those on bomb—making components recovered from aghanistan.
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daniel sandford reports. out the way, out the way, move out of the way. on the floor! go back, go back, go back, go back. bleeding, mate, bleeding. you got him? the moment when armed officers stopped an al-qaeda supporter launching a knife attack on whitehall. do you have everything on you that may hurt us, or hurt anyone else? it was april last year, barely a month after the traumatic westminster bridge attack. another knife. third knife! khalid ali was carrying three brand—new knives that he'd bought just two hours earlier. born in saudi arabia to a somali father and an ethiopian mother, he grew up in north london. and first came to the security services‘ attention on an aid convoy to gaza in 2010. taking it to the next level. you feel me? 0ne love. that's the real thing about this kind of mission... kieran turner helped organise the convoy and remembers ali well.
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at that point i thought, a nice young man, this will be one of the people that's fun to travel with. he had a sense of humour. i remember him because he always smiled. but there were die—hard extremists on the convoy such as thomas evans, who died fighting in kenya. within a few months, khalid ali was in afghanistan, where he joined al-qaida. the americans found his fingerprints on these detonators and remote controls. in police interviews, he admitted setting off hundreds of bombs himself. how many times have you pressed the button to cause an explosion? probably more than 300 times. more than 300 times? in 2016, khalid ali suddenly returned to heathrow, where his fingerprints were taken. these matched prints kept by the fbi at a huge warehouse of improvised bombs from warzones. now being kept under surveillance, he was seen near downing street last march and outside m16 last april. his mother warned the police she found knives in his room. that very same day, he bought three
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more knives and headed to westminster, dropping his phone in the river thames and his tube ticket in the rubbish bin. having dumped the evidence and now carrying an empty backpack and three knives, khalid ali headed towards whitehall and downing street. he was armed and ready, but by this point so were the police. out the way, out the way. 0n the floor! the al-qaeda bomb maker and been stopped just 200 metres from downing street. daniel sandford, bbc news, whitehall. two men have been killed and 12 others injured, in a crash between a double—decker bus and a lorry in cambridgeshire. police say five of those caught up in the accident on the a117 have serious injuries. 0ur correspondentjo black reports. just after 7:30am, the emergency services were called to this, a terrible crash between a ali—tonne lorry and a double—decker bus on the busy a117
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near guyhirn in cambridgeshire. two men, the bus driver, in his 50s, from norfolk, and a passenger, a man in his 70s from northamptonshire, both died at the scene. 12 others who were also on the bus were wounded, some of them seriously. when we're talking about, a hgv, an articulated lorry, and a double—decker bus, two very, very big vehicles on the road there, possibly the biggest vehicles on the road. for me, i'm astounded there wasn't more casualties. the crash, which involved a bretts lorry, happened just behind me near the firm's distribution centre. it's thought the bus collided into the side of the hgvjust as it was pulling out of the company's yard. in a statement, the bus company first eastern counties said they were shocked and saddened by what happened. and say their thoughts are with the
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families of the deceased and they will be offering their support at this difficult time. investigations into why this happened are now under way and in the meantime, police are appealing for witnesses and any drivers who may have dashcam footage of the incident. jo black, bbc news. the duke of cambridge has met the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, on the third day of his tour of the middle east. the prince, who's the first member of the royal family to visit israel and the palestinian territories, visited the world holocaust remembrance centre injerusalem. during a speech at the uk embassy in tel aviv, the duke stressed the importance of building ties between the two states. this region has a complicated and tragic history. in the past century the people of the middle east have suffered great sadness and loss. never has hope and reconciliation been more needed. i know i share a desire with all of you — and with your neighbours — for a just and lasting peace. the united kingdom stands with you as we work together for a peaceful and prosperous future.
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our correspondent injerusalem, yolande knell has been explaining the importance of the duke's visit. this historic royal trip to israel began in quite a conventional way for a began in quite a conventional way fora vip began in quite a conventional way for a vip with the prints going to the holocaust museum, something he described as very moving. he then paid courtesy calls to the israeli prime minister and his wife, to be israeli president, but made no official comments there. before we saw a much more relaxed looking friends on the coast where he was meeting young arab and jewish israeli children playing in a soccer match together. the prince joined them for a penalty shoot out and managed to score two goals albeit against a 13—year—old goalkeeper than he headed off to the beach where we saw him hanging out with surfers and the like. british diplomats would really like these to
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be the kinds of images that prevail here. when he goes to ramallah in the west bank tomorrow as well he's also going to be meeting young people, attending cultural events. they say they hope he will get a sense of the buzz of this city when he visits because of course british royal visits are supposed to be strictly nonpolitical, but this is a place where it is very politicized just because of the long—running israel palestinian conflict. in re ce nt israel palestinian conflict. in recent weeks we have had deadly protests along the israel gaza border, those peaked on the day when the us controversially moved its embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem after president donald trump had broken with decades of international consensus broken with decades of international consensus and recognised jerusalem, this disputed city, as the capital of israel. of course the palestinians want east jerusalem to be their future capital. so the prince is basically coming to a very
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sensitive region at a very sensitive time, and all of this poses an unprecedented diplomatic challenge for him that will continue over the coming days. let's speak now to professor david tal, an israeli historian and yossi harel chair in modern israel studies at the university of sussex. hejoins me via webcam from tel aviv. thank you very much for being with us. thank you very much for being with us. first of all, you are there as it were on the ground. what impact has the visit from prince william had? the social media is really happy, commenting quite fervently about that visit. the media covers the visit quite extensively. it is really about the symbolic meaning of that visit, obviously it's very nice and friendly gestures by the duke. this is i think the essence of the visit, and this is the way the
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israelis are really seeing it and accepting it. it is an important yearfor accepting it. it is an important year for the state of israel to celebrate its foundation. of course the history of that decision goes back to the balfour declaration, but has there been du think a reluctance from the british over the years —— do you think, reluctance from the british remedy is to offer the option of a royal visit. has there been a nervousness about that and if there has been what has helped ove 1120 m e there has been what has helped overcome it? i don't know if there was a nervousness, but there certainly was reluctance, and i think this is the point of israeli politicians are doing in regard of this business. that's visit, they are really emphasizing the fact that after 70 years this is the first visit of the member of the royal family and they really appreciate it. and that is a special interest in the fact that as you said the royal family really refrained, i would not they refused, but certainly was not really willing to
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visit israel, and the fact that the duke is now visiting israel after 70 years of israel and commemorating the 100 years of the balfour declaration is the point that israelis are really taking note of. what about the british relationship, the formal british relationship with israel. how would you characterize that these days? i think that they are quite good, and if we assume that the visit of a member of the royal family is a message that the british government is wishing to send to the people of the country that the royal family is visiting, thenl that the royal family is visiting, then i think that goes well with the general perspective of the british israeli relationship, and these relationships certainly under the conservative governments for years i'iow conservative governments for years now are pretty good and it is emphasised both by israeli and british government officials i think. and yet britain remains one of the countries that has been
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critical of the apparent lack of progress in getting a long—term settle m e nt progress in getting a long—term settlement between israel and palestinians, and i wonder whether from israel's perspective, being there in tel aviv, how that is now regarded because the international climate has changed not least because of president trump in the white house. i think the point really is, the default is... the question is in the face of this criticism how do you continue? how do you go from there? the fact that despite the conflict, despite this kind of situation where we agree to disagree, so there is disagreement over that particular issue, but from there and beyond that, i think that there and beyond that, i think that the relationship between israel and britain are quite good, and that point israelis would empathize. the fa ct point israelis would empathize. the fact that despite the disagreements over the conflict things still are going quite well and the duke is here, this is the thing that the israelis would mark an emphasised.
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use they agree to disagree, that is very polite. it's a pretty fundamental thing to disagree over. yes. but what can you do? i'm sure the israeli government would be much more happy if britain, the prime minister theresa may would have adopted donald trump's position on the conflict so you need to do with what you have, because that is not the case. what you have is the disagreement. the question is how do you manage the disagreement and how you manage the disagreement and how you continue having a relationship with other countries, with a country like britain despite the disagreements, and i think that considering that, then you can say that all in all the relationships i find. briefly if you can, do you think that prince william's visit to the palestinian territories, to what the palestinian territories, to what the international community still regard as occupied territories will receive as much coverage in israel's media? i don't know, i really cannot tell. i think the israelis will
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follow quite closely what europe is going to say —— what the duke is going to say —— what the duke is going to say and how he will say, the political impact of that is quite minor but still they will start looking at every gesture, every sign of things. so the visit will be covered, whether it will be extensively covered or less than that, we will be much more wiser by the weekend. we will in deed. pleasure to speak to you. thank you for joining pleasure to speak to you. thank you forjoining us from tel aviv this evening. thank you for having me. and we will find out how that visit is covered in tomorrow morning's front pages. the papers at 10:50 and 11:30. 0ur guestsjoining me this evening are camilla tominey, political editor at the sunday express, and pauljohnson, deputy editor of the guardian. i hope you'll stay with us for that. mps have warned that britain will lose its influence with the us and other nato allies unless it increases defence spending by tens of billions of pounds a year. the commons defence select committee report says the defence budget should rise from 2% of gdp, £40 billion, to 3%
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of gdp, which would raise an extra £20bn for the ministry of defence. richard galpin reports. the first of a new generation of stealth fighter aircraft arriving in britain earlier this month. the raf and navy are due to have 138 of these american—made planes. the price tag for each one — more than £90 million. these, plus the construction of two aircraft carriers and other expensive equipment, landing taxpayers with a bill estimated in the tens of billions. sinking the defence budget. and for some, the solution is a big increase in military spending. the first thing in our report is saying — does defence matter, does nato matter, do we need to provide the capability to ensure the defence and security of our country and our people? and if that requires
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some additional money, then that surely is one of the first priorities of government. will you break the prime minister if she doesn't give you more cash? the defence secretary, gavin williamson, is also pushing very hard for a hike in spending. and there is pressure coming from further afield. these nato exercises are partly designed as a show of unity amongst members of the western alliance, particularly with the increased threat from russia. but washington is demanding that member states contribute much more to the costs of the alliance. for britain and its military forces, this is turning into a key moment, according to some analysts. can it afford to remain a major global power? we have slightly deluded the public of late that we have a defence programme which, frankly, we know, the insiders know, those who run the select committees are aware, is unaffordable. so we are to an extent living a lie. and, so far, there is little sign
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the government will agree to any significant increase in defence spending. richard galpin, bbc news. breaking news from the united states. we had a little earlier today the victory for donald trump at the us supreme court, which is the final appeals court in the united states for federal matters, and the government now has told that its travel ban was upheld and is lawful. this is a slightly different aspect of the ko administered —— top administration and public policy on dealing with people coming into the country. this is dealing with illegal immigration as opposed to waffle arrival that are now declared to be people of the country does not wa nt to to be people of the country does not want to admit. these are illegal immigrants, people that are undocumented as others would call it. this is a lawsuit filed by 17 american states in the federal court
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in seattle in washington state, and it objects to what it calls the us government's practice of refusing entry to a file on applicant and his quote cruel and unlawful policy of forcibly separating families who introduced as it should country from mexico. they're looking for a ruling from the federal court in washington state that is cruel and unlawful to separate families though the the president has sort of rewritten that policy so that they cannot be separated but there is a period of implementation they think is unacceptable and they want immediate ruling at the highest possible level against this. a lawsuit that has been filed by 17 us states against the ko administration's previous policy of separating children from their parents. the headlines on bbc news... approaching 90 minutes past eight. a british man has been convicted of planning a terror attack in westminster and making bombs for the taliban. people have been filled and
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some injured after a collision between a bus and a lorry and glory in temperature. warning that britain will lose its influence with the us and other nato allies unless it increases defence spending by billions of pounds per year. coming up billions of pounds per year. coming up we'll be hearing about right healing firm huber which has one thatis healing firm huber which has one that is licensed in london after a judge overturned a ban. sport now, and with a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's here is hugh. hello, good evening i'm doing very well and a dramatic night at the world cup. argentina so far failed night at the world cup. argentina so farfailed to look night at the world cup. argentina so far failed to look to lead to deliver at the tone of this year and russia and went into their final group game knowing a win and other results going to break put them through to the knockout stages. the much maligned lionel messi responded to his critics to put argentina had early on, that was before another penalty awarded at this appointment. this time when xabier, the former
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liverpool midfielder pulled down william, that allowed chelsea's victor moses to step up and calmly bring nigeria level. these are live pictures from saint petersburg, nigeria battling for second spot in that group. they went into this game in second place in the group, that means that a draw or better could see them through and so far a very tight game in deed. but all of that could depend on iceland's game against croatia because they also can qualify, but they need to win and hope that argentina and nigeria both draw well bettering the goal difference of nigeria. croatia have already qualified top of the group, they made nine changes to the starting 11 and they did still manage to take the lead eight minutes into this second half. although iceland just at the bar, —— just hit the bar. importantly, more than just just hit the bar. importantly, more thanjust a just hit the bar. importantly, more than just a couple of goals to
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overturn that goal difference these realised that these are live pictures, so far it is nigeria will be joining croatia pictures, so far it is nigeria will bejoining croatia in the pictures, so far it is nigeria will be joining croatia in the last pictures, so far it is nigeria will bejoining croatia in the last 16. you can follow the iceland match on bbc four while argentina against nigeria is on bbc one right now. brands have already made it through the group the, they're up against denmark in the final round of group matches earlier. the danes only needed a draw to reach the last 16 and that is what they managed, but it was a turgid affair in moscow, the first goalless draw in the tone of it so far. france 0livier giroud with one of the few efforts on goal. peru were already up, they did finish their appointment with a forest beating australia 2—0, they said the aussies home as well, what are's indre scored the first world cup goalfor 36 are's indre scored the first world cup goal for 36 years and that was before the veteran paolo guerrero only in the tournament after a ban was overturned put in their second, a great night for peruvian advance of the world cloud. france and
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finished top on seven points, mark gardner on five, peru and australia as they are on their way home. dele alli back in full training with the england squad after missing the win over panama with a pipe strain. —— —— lee grant eyestrain. —— with a thigh strain. given the performance of what this cheek and co—on sunday, but will it be better for england to lose the match and come second in group g? we want to win every game that we play and i feel like if we win every game itjust keeps to building momentum to keep going on in the appointment and we know belgium is a top opponent and we need to be on our a game to get the win andl need to be on our a game to get the win and i feel hours quad, we want to win every game we are playing sobhi cannot be looking at it like that. quickly browning up the rest of the day's sports news. the grass court tennis season in full swing as
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the world as one of the wimbledon continues. you win a concept through to the ground at eastbound —— is born, beating the serbian in straight sets in her home town, looking to find form heading into wimbledon but she has a tough time in the next round they think caroline bosniak eat to one this yea r‘s caroline bosniak eat to one this year's australian caroline bosniak eat to one this yea r‘s australian open. caroline bosniak eat to one this year's australian open. dan evans will not be at wimbledon this year. he lost in qualifying to mckay is the kingdom of germany. evans was hoping to play his way into the main draw after the all—england club did not offer him a wild card. he's making his return to tennis after a ban for taking cocaine. anthony joshua's plan heavyweight unification fight could be in doubt, thatis unification fight could be in doubt, that is after the wba gave him 2a hours to sign a deal to base their mandatory challenger. joshua's promoter was reportedly close to finalizing negotiations with the wilder camp by the wba have now lost patience and demanded he take on
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russia's alexander or risk being stripped of their title. that is all the sport for now. a reminder that bbc one and bbc two are for those world cup matches currently going on but there will be more from russia in sports day at half past ten. thank you very much. the us supreme court has upheld president from's travel ban targeting several muslim majority countries. the 5-4 the 5—4 ruling gives them a big victory and for the time being in a fight in the lower courts over the policy being an unlawful band and —— aimed at muslims. the president praised the supreme court's position. to brett -- today's supreme court ruling just coming out, it's gem in the victory for the american people and for our constitution —— a tremendous victory and success. this is a great victory for our constitution. we have to be tough and save and we had to be secure. at a minimum,
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tough and save and we had to be secure. ata minimum, we have tough and save and we had to be secure. at a minimum, we have to make sure that we bet people coming into the country, we know who is coming in, we know where they are coming in, we know where they are coming from, wejust coming in, we know where they are coming from, we just have to know who's coming here. the ruling shows that all of the attacks from the media and the democrat politicians are wrong and they turned out to be very wrong, and what we are looking for as republicans i can tell you is strong borders, no crime. what the democrats are looking at is open borders, which will bring tremendous crime, it will bring ms 13 and lots of others that we don't want to have in our country. president trump speaking a little earlier. republicans have come out in support of the supreme court's decision, however some democrats have spoken out against thejudgement. one of them is chris coons who sits on the senate's foreign relations committee. i disagree with some of the underlying policies that are year being upheld by our supreme court. this was the third try by the trump
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administration to craft a ban on folks coming to the united states from a series of majority muslim countries and district courts and circuit courts around the country repeatedly rejected that viewing it as something that violated our establishment clause because of statements by candidate trump that suggested a very strong anti—muslim bias as the underpinning for this policy. ultimately the supreme court in this narrow ruling today decided that on the third try the administration had done a good enoughjob administration had done a good enough job of providing administration had done a good enoughjob of providing a nationalistic dirtyjustification that despite statements by a candidate trump they let this decision stand and they upheld this policy. that was the senator speaking on behind but that's beyond 100 days earlier. anthony zurcher is in washington. this from the trump administration's point of view must be a very good day. i think definitely. this was a central focus of donald trump's presidential campaign going back to
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december 2015 when he talked about having a total muslim ban on muslims entering the united states. the campaign on that, people thought it would cost him votes but ended up helping him to win the republican primary and it was enough to get him elected president of the us. it was one of the first actions he took as president, the original travel ban which was tied up in the courts and a second which was put on hold, but as crisp the senator mentioned the third time was the charm for donald trump and the court looked at and said that there was independent justification for this, you could put aside all of the motivations donald trump talked about on the campaign trailand donald trump talked about on the campaign trail and focus on the policy itself, which they said was legal and was also constitutional and it did not violate freedom of religion protections. and yet when you read both thejudgement by religion protections. and yet when you read both the judgement by chief justice roberts and the dissenting judgement by the the fourjustices in the minority, it brings home doesn't it the kind of stark division of the court. so miyazoto
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for the minority compared it to the internment of japanese americans during world war ii which she said was something that the court bout things with a terrible mistake and it should not have ever passed that judgement, taking all the evidence together she wrote a reasonable observer will conclude the proclamation by president trump is driven primarily by anti—muslim animus and the chiefjustice that it is holy and not to like in that morally repugnant order, the japanese—american one to a basal neutral policy denying certain foreigners the privilege of admission. they are absolutely at loggerheads, aren't they? that is definitely the case. the majority of the supreme court, a narrow majority said you had to put all of that aside, that the national security powers of the president were enough to justify this policy and it was not a clear connection between the policy and things donald trump that on the campaign trail, meanwhile as you mentioned, sonia sotomayor call
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that a masquerade saying the national security justification was just something they put on after—the—fact in order to justify what was clearly an anti—muslim policy. i think what you will hear time and time again going forward from this president, he was saying it today, that national security, that power the presidentjustifies his entire immigration policy. you'll hear him to use that to talk about building the wall on the mexican border, separating families as in the separation policy, the 0—tolerance policy along the border. that will be his legaljustification for his actions and he's acting today like today's position on the travel ban was vindication for all of that. i was talking protesters here who were disappointed about the decision, but they said the big battles are still to be bought. they will fight donald trump against its immigration policy time and time again, particularly on the border policy which they see as the hot button issue right now. many thanks. as temperatures are continuing to rise,
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many are basking in the sun. the met office though has issued a heat health alert. and a fire has devastated parts of saddleworth moor in the north west of england. danny savage reports from blackppol. across virtually all of the uk the heatwave continues. and quite understandably many people are making the most of the glorious weather. yeah, we were looking for a break from the heatwave coming here and it's the same. it was 102 degrees when we left california, so this isn't so bad. but as is so often the case, there have been tragic accidents as people try and cool off. last night three children got into difficulty at westport lake in stoke—on—trent. two boys got out of the water but a third, named by police as ryan evans, is still missing. further north a large wildfire on the pennine moors has left a pall of smoke hanging over large parts of greater manchester. it's been burning since sunday and could be seen for miles.
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people living nearby are being culled to keep their windows closed, as firefighters try and contain it. terrible, 20, 30 foot flames. in dorset they even got the gritters out to stop roads from melting as surface temperatures soar. but at the seaside resorts like here in blackpool, conditions be better and for the next few days if you want the hottest weather, west is best, as was proved earlier with hardened airport near chester and porthmadog reaching nearly 31 celsius. the hottest day of the year so far. danny savage, bbc news. i'm not sure he let matt taylor with much to say but we will give it a try. close to in north was well
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today, tomorrow some of the hottest of the conditions could be found in parts of scotland and northern ireland where we could get close to 30 degrees in a few spots. a few spots. they glared down to the eastern coast of scotland and england were bc missed and low clouds form and made more dominant than i into the morning drifting a bit further in land. many central western areas dry and clear, isolated showers in the highlands depart through the night and into the morning but because these are getting that little bit warmer the nights are not quite as cool, but still temperature ten to 1a co mforta ble still temperature ten to 1a comfortable enough to start wednesday morning. a bit more in the way of mist and low cloud eastern parts of england, eastern scotland which will burn back quite quickly to the coast of the morning, the sims and overhead. still missed in the low cloud coming through the date, temperature and into the low 20s. mid to high 20s elsewhere and up 20s. mid to high 20s elsewhere and up across parts of scotland, northern ireland could be 30, same on thursday staying dry, warm as of the air friday will be further south. that is it, see you soon. hello this is bbc
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news with shaun ley. the headlines. a british man has been convicted of planning a terror attack in westminster and making bombs for the taliban. two men have been killed and 12 other people have been injured after a collision between a bus and a lorry in cambridgeshire. prince william has been visiting israel. he paid his respects at the world holocaust remembrance centre injerusalem, and called for peace in the region you know i share a desire with all of you and with your neighbours for a just and lasting peace. the united kingdom stands with you as we work together for a peaceful and prosperous future. mps have warned that britain will lose its influence with the us and other nato allies, unless it increases defence spending by billions of pounds a year. the firefighter in charge during the initial response to the grenfell tower fire has broken down in tears at the public inquiry as footage of the blaze was shown that was michael dowd and giving
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evidence in the second day there. the firefighter in charge during the initial response to the grenfell tower fire has broken down in tears he was in tears at the inquiry as footage of the fire was shown. michael dowden said he didn't have the resources to carry out an evacuation of the building and that firefighters were unable to get water to the top of the building. our special correspondent lucy manning's report contains images of the tower on fire. minutes after the fire started michael walked into grenfell tower with its fire crew. in the white helmet with incident commander on his back he was in charge for the first hour of the place. today he was shown video of the fire spreading up and across the building, with debris falling. he was asked, when the tower was alight after half an hour, whether he thought about abandoning the stay put policy and telling the residents to evacuate.
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for me, at that moment in time, to facilitate and change the stay put policy to a full evacuation was impossible. i didn't have the resource at that time. we are looking at 20 floors above the fire floor, with just six fire engines in attendance. 0ne central staircase. something i've never experienced as an incident commander before. very, very much out of my comfort zone. ijust don't know how that could have been done with the resources we had. as he had watched pictures of the tower burning, mr dowden wiped tears from his eyes and asked for a break. are you 0k? can i take a break, please? yes, yes, of course. it won't have escaped anyone's attention, i'm sure, that mr dowden is finding giving this part of his evidence very difficult. the firefighter admitted as he requested more fire engines, six, then eight, then ten
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in a matter of minutes, he shouldn't have still been in charge. senior officers would normally have taken over. is it normal procedure for a watch manager to be in charge of a fire where there are more than six pumps? no, it's not normal. it was a fire, he said, that was developing rapidly. he was consumed by what was happening and wasn't aware of everything going on inside. but he said, i was doing my best to carry out my duties. lucy manning, bbc news. nicola sturgeon has completed the most comprehensive reshuffle of her cabinet since she took over as first minister four years ago. the most prominent departure is shona robison, who's been under huge pressure as health secretary. bbc scotland's political editor brian taylor has the details of the comings and goings. shona robinson is nicola sturgeon's
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old est shona robinson is nicola sturgeon's oldest friends. they went to university together. but she has recently several personal challenges including a health scare of her own. i would say she was ready to go. there's also harsh political reality. they struggle to improve hospital performance and only today news of the worst cancer waiting times in six years. letter this month richard demanded her second. at long last the time has come for the health secretary to go. never one has now in effect a gilded to that constant pressure. the secretary for community this is a security. she's also out of cabinet now wanted to spend more time with her own family. we are about growing our economy. . . her own family. we are about growing our economy... named snp deputy leader has been handed a problem the role. he was the economy secretary. also out are junior ministers. into
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cabinets, jean freeman who takes charge of health. yousufjoins as just a secretary with campbell and government and somerville in terms of social security. in the reshuffle tea m of social security. in the reshuffle team which emerged tonight they will combine finance with the economy remits while michael moves to transport. back fully in cabinets, mike russell the brexit minister. we are in the process of introducing a new security system. and the new social security system are represented directly at the cabinet table. it's expected the junior ministers will be conference tomorrow. a couple who tortured and killed their nanny before dumping her body on a fire in their garden have both been jailed for a minimum of 30 years. during their trial, the court heard how, sabrina kouider and partner 0uissem medouni, murdered sophie lionnet because of their bizarre belief she was plotting to abuse people in their home, with the help of an ex—boyzone singer. borisjohnson has called
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for all nations to support the uk's proposal to give the world's chemical weapons watchdog the power to assign blame for attacks. speaking at the organization for the prohibition for chemical weapons at the hague, the foreign secretary said the world could not allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalised. we cannot allow the global ban on chemical weapons, a signal achievement for diplomacy, to be eroded away. what kind of a failure would be if we were to cast aside in our generation the work of previous generations of diplomats and scientists? what would it say about us if we allowed the emergence of a new taboo, a taboo not on using chemical
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weapons but on identifying those responsible. none of us want our children to grow up in a world where the use of chemical weapons becomes formalised and i think today we all have a responsibility to act. 0ur correspondent in the hague, anna holligan was listening to the foreign secretary's speech, and explained how these new powers would impact the 0pcw if they are approved. this is all about the attribution of blame. the organisation for the prohibition of chemical weapons is the global guardian if you like of the global guardian if you like of the chemical weapons convention. it has the power to investigate the circumstances surrounding attacks, and has the power to investigate the alleged substance used but does not have the power to attribute blame and that is the theory that boris johnson and that means that those
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states who are allegedly using banned chemicals have a license to act with impunity and therefore needs to be some kind of body that is able to point the finger of blame. the uk has tabled this motion here at the hague trying to garner support among the members of the of pcw to support this motion. they would give the 0pc w these extra powers to find out who is actually responsible for using these chemicals. as much as the talk today about the breaking of the taboos surrounding the use of chemical weapons 193 countries signed up. they should all support anything that will help its to allow it to uphold the global prohibition. we have heard a lot of russian today. they object to motion and status would actually undermine 0pc w's ability to do theirjob. we are expecting more delegations and is a
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limit on this, they have set a 24—hour time limit for deliberations and they're 24—hour time limit for deliberations and they‘ re expecting 24—hour time limit for deliberations and they're expecting a vote around 1330 tomorrow. the mini—cab hailing firm, uber, has had its licence to operate in london reinstated in court. last september, transport for london said the company was not "fit and proper" to operate due to safety concerns, but uber‘s now been granted a permit for the next 15 months while it tries to meet certain conditions. our technology correspondent rory cellan—jones has more on today's ruling. last september they were denied that license, transport for london called them not a fit and proper company and were very concerned for instance about the way they dealt with allegations of assault by drivers against passengers and the way they we re against passengers and the way they were not passing them onto the police. back then where really challenged that pretty hard. to my really ha rd challenged that pretty hard. to my really hard against that and said it was going to appeal. an core of the last couple of days they have really
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stepped back and they have committed that they were considered wrong to change that ruling and limited they we re change that ruling and limited they were not a fit and proper company. their case has been that they have reformed and come to agreements with transport for london to behave better. they have new people and for. given the ruling to the chief magistrate was pretty scathing in her description of the behaviour of the company over recent years. she said it showed a gung ho attitude. it was obviously on a knife edge whether or not this license would be granted. she did eventually say yes you can have the license, but make it clear that this was very much a probationary period. they could check up on whether uber had done what it said it would do in court and had a whole bunch of conditions to behave better. relief for them
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but very much still on probation. italy's deputy prime minister matteo salvini has told the bbc that charity—run search and rescue ships would never be allowed in italian ports again, accusing them of acting as a taxi service for illegal migrants, risking their lives at sea. it comes as malta agreed to allow a german ngo rescue ship, lifeline, to come to port, after six days with more than 200 migrants stranded onboard. gavin lee sent us this report. the aquarius is currently off the coast here and that's as far as we can go, because the italians today has said the charity run ship and other ngos ships cannot go to italian ports and in the words of my matteo salvini. the ship from doctor without borders and we have followed their progress in the past six days, they've been in the search and rescue zone way to rescue migrants
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off of libya and we have heard of migrant boats in distress, but each time the italians cord knitting the operations instructed the libyan coast guard to carry out the rescue is an intercept them and take them back to a libyan detention centre. we're talking about 1000 migrants at sea. they say they are being a norrodin not taking distress calls. the position now is that most are saying they cannot go to port and italians are saying the same and so it's on the way back to marseille. good to talk you come up to me about what this means to you. you cannot be based an italian point anymore. it's painful and frustrating because we are one of the only ones dedicated for search and rescue able to help people in distress and
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political consideration is being placed above slides. it's extra frustrating. if you can't do this, we are looking at really the libyan coast guard being responsible and very few trips for you because you will have to go back all the way to marseille. what does that mean in these waters were rescues here?- these waters were rescues here?- the political standoff and at a huge human cost. we had more than 220 people last week. it's very concerning and it's a shame that politics are just prioritising this above the safety of the people. are you encouraging people smuggling as the italians and maltese government saved by being near? any people in distress at sea should be treated equally and any rescue people should be brought to a place of safety.
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request during wyatt during the night yesterday a ship was brought and there's more than 200 people stranded at sea without any port of safety. thank you for talking to us. it's worth saying that the merchant ship that wejust it's worth saying that the merchant ship that we just heard was brought to sicily overnight in darkness and people on the left line ngo boat more than 230 people, they are still on the boat and its basics today. the italians and mark to use arguing with each other. it's now three days to marseille and they state it will come back and we don't know whether charity run boats can work here at all. now 30 minutes and nine. the headlines on bbc news. a british man has been convicted of planning a terror attack
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in westminster and of making bombs for the taliban. two men have been killed and 12 other people have been injured after a collision between a bus and a lorry in cambridgeshire. mps have warned that britain will lose its influence with the us and other nato allies, unless it increases defence spending by billions of pounds a year. an update on the market numbers for you — here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. britain's health service lags behind that in some other countries when it comes to treating conditions including heart attacks and some cancers. that's according to an independent report produced for the bbc. nhs england says it is ready to address the issues, and that the report highlights many areas of outstanding care. our health correspondent dominic hughes has the details. as the nhs approaches its 70th birthday, four major think tanks have posed the question — just how good is our health service?
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the answer seems to be "not bad, but could do better". when compared to 18 other industrialised countries, a relatively efficient nhs does well in areas such as protecting people from the financial burden of illness. but when it comes to health outcomes, it's less impressive. when treating eight out of the 12 most common causes of death — such as lung cancer or heart attacks — performance is worse than average. the uk has a lower number of doctors, nurses and other medical staff per head of population and the lowest levels of both ct and mri scanners — important for diagnosing illneses. it tells us some good things and it tells us some bad things. the good things are that we are efficient, we have low cost barriers in terms of people getting access to the service. we're good at looking after some chronic conditions like diabetes and kidney disease. we're not doing so well at looking after some of the more serious illnesses like cancer and heart disease. the record on the treatment of cancer in particular highlights some of the weaknesses of the nhs.
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the uk has the worst record among comparable countries for pancreatic and colon cancer. gps, often the first port of call for patients with health concerns, believe this shows the pressures that exist in the system. this report has shown some areas that the nhs could do better. one of those is in cancer survival — though we are rapidly catching up, we've still got some improvements to be made. and for me as a gp, it's very sad because at the moment gps can't deliver the sort of care that we really want to deliver. we're full, there aren't enough gps, there's not enough time with each patient to do the things that we want to do. the areas where the nhs is doing well, such as treating long—term conditions like diabetes or kidney disease, show the health service can deliver first—class care. a health service that is running on scarce resources in terms of staff and equipment with health outcomes that in some areas are poor.
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dominic hughes, bbc news. new analysis from four health and policy research organisations says that attempts to improve the nhs could be undermined by a lack of investment and reform in social care. the health think tanks say gaps in social care has left many without the support they need — and places hospitals and other parts of the nhs under greater strain. one of the organisations responsible for the research is the health foundation — and their director of research and economics anita charlesworthjoins me now. thank you for being with us. let's doa thank you for being with us. let's do a bit of history first. the nhs the 70th birthday next week but that was not the only thing that came in july and in 48. social care also came in, but i guess the difference was that 70 years ago most of us would not have acted to live longer, old—age and if we were born with a health problem unfortunately for things like down syndrome we were
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unlikely to live much beyond adulthood. 0ver unlikely to live much beyond adulthood. over the 70 years to do wonders of medicine and provision of the universal health care people are living a long time into old age. u nfortu nately, living a long time into old age. unfortunately, not all of that old—age is healthy and they need to not only medical help, but also help to cope at home and when they can't cope at home they need to go into care. it comes in 1948 same time at the national health service. local authorities and to make provision and provide places for his people to live but they can charge for it unlike the nhs when it was free and it was due to the charges for teeth and specs. how has that worked out in practical terms? that legal obligation stays. local authorities provide social care to people, first
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of all, who passed a means test and it says whether or not they can cope on their own or need help. secondly, that's the same as the nhs, do you need to care? is a second hurdle at social care which are what are your assets and income? if your assets and income over a certain level you have to pay and make a contribution. we have seen the nhs have funding increases and certainly over the last five or six years total care spending has fallen and so what local authorities have been doing is raising the threshold and fewer people are getting that help. even as more people arguably needed because there's more falling into the categories because of the reasons you have said there less people getting it because of this. a figure from your report which was striking between 2009 and two dozen
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17. social care spending in the uk, this is, has fallen 9919%. and at the same time people have increased. what we have seen there is that it's harder and harder to get any help, and then the consequence of that is not only the impact on those individuals and their families but actually we have seen more older people turning up as a result of lack of social care. this money announced is going to be welcome. from your point of view it's really only half the story. absolutely, and a big risk is we are forced to spend money badly if we don't invest in social care. what actually do then is not to these sort of things for people needing the help. people end up people needing the help. people end up in hospital because they have fallen and often they have fallen
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because they are not well hydrated. if they have not got help with some of those basics of living that they fall, break their habit and they are in hospital and have to have an operation, they never get back the level of independence that they had before and suddenly they're in a ca re before and suddenly they're in a care home. select self interest the ethical things people would say invest more in social care to save money. it's an example of where head and heart go together. doing the right thing for people is also the right thing for people is also the right thing for people is also the right thing economically. if we are going to spend money better if we're get the right balance between helping people at home to stay well, to stay independent and being able to stay independent and being able to make sure that the nhs is there when we need it. thank you very much, fascinating stuff. time to look at the weather prospects. matt taylor is the map. very good evening to you as well.
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london saw the highest of the temperatures and today we saw them creep just a little bit higher. parts of northwest wales and around the other areas were sought temperatures peaked at around 31 celsius. tomorrow we have another day of 30 plus temperatures and can be part of scotland and northern ireland. additionally the hottest june day since 1995. because it's on high pressure at the moment when sick leading clockwise around it. we had to be dragging the warm air and starting the week down of the southeast. the same time the centre of our high—pressure system we have got the winds light and air stagnating over what a fairly cold north seas we have mist and fog becoming more abundant at the moment and that will come in short for the night. many parts of stealth in eastern scotland. 0vertu res night. many parts of stealth in eastern scotland. 0vertures made up ina single eastern scotland. 0vertures made up in a single figures elsewhere because that days are getting warmer the knights are not getting quite as
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cool the knights are not getting quite as cool. must this starting in double figures tomorrow the chargers rocketing up. the temperatures rising quickly in strong sunshine overhead bars that any low cloud quickly towards the coast. will linger all throughout the afternoon i will have an impact which overtures a cross i will have an impact which overtures across each of scotland. 20 degrees further west widespread 20s and maybe low 30s west of scotla nd 20s and maybe low 30s west of scotland and to the west of northern ireland. the deeper orange colours we will also see temperatures in the high 20s pushing 30 degrees but down the eastern coast of england always the eastern coast of england always the chance of seeing scenes like this even to the afternoon and at times this is what it was like this afternoon in east yorkshire coast dropping the temperature back whenever that sea fog rolls in. to be burning back to the coast once more and becoming less of a feature. temperature still into the moment here. high 20s and below 30s possible again potentially west of scotla nd possible again potentially west of scotland may see the highest of the temperatures. scotland and northern ireland and it does get to hot a bit
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of low cloud and more likely to be across wales and midlands and south west england once again. the teva gets the weekend high—pressure great news and a dissension and warmth but low— pressure news and a dissension and warmth but low—pressure pushing up from the south and that will gradually bring what could be the start of a thundery breakdown. humid air and thunderstorms everywhere but we'll keep you updated. the full weather weekend coming up in an hour's time. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is 0utside source. a very good day for donald trump. the us supreme court says the trump travel ban is legal. a tremendous success, a tremendous victory for the american people, and for our constitution. this is a great victory for our constitution. we'll bring the latest on the migrant crisis in europe.
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