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around 100 soldiers arrive in greater manchester to help firefighters tackle a vast blaze on saddleworth moor. the fires have been burning for four days and there are warnings the hot weather could mean they will continue burning for weeks. the reason you can see it burning behind us is because over the course of the fire, it goes further down into the pete and once it is down, it is difficult to get in and under to get the fire out —— the peat. we'll get the latest live from our correspondent at the scene. also this lunchtime... eu leaders arrive in brussels for talks. they're expected to warn theresa may that time is running out to reach a deal on brexit. the pressure‘s off — england fans prepare for tonight's world cup match against belgium in russia knowing that england are already through to the final 16. yes, the english have arrived in the
leningrad, 3500 hoping to see england's third consecutive victory —— in kaliningrad. counting the cost of climate change — young people will be left to pick up the bill because politicians are avoiding the issue, according to a new report. and the cost of the queen goes up to 69p per person as the refurbishment of buckingham palace leads to an increase in taxpayers spending. and coming up on bbc news, the germans are on their way home. heartbreak and a whole lot of questions for fans and players. the four—time champions make their earliest world cup exit in 80 years. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. around 100 soldiers have arrived in greater manchester to help firefighters battle a huge moorland blaze that has been burning forfour days.
fire chiefs say they fear it could last for weeks because of the continuing hot weather. the troops from the 4th battalion, royal regiment of scotland arrived overnight to help tackle the seven square kilometres of saddleworth moor which have been smouldering with pockets of fire since sunday. judith moritz is there. yes, these are among the houses closest to the moors, residents were evacuated from here earlier in the week. last night, they were back in their homes. it was a nervous night. the fire started up again here, some trees caught alight, it has been dealt with, but it is a situation eve ryo ne dealt with, but it is a situation everyone is monitoring. the local primary school opened first thing and promptly closed again because the staff and pupils were finding it too difficult to breathe inside the
building. a situation which is changing all the time. boots on the ground. the army arrived this morning to add their efforts to the firefight. big thank you to you and to your officers for coming... they were welcomed by the fire service, who will now battle the blaze for a fourth day, with the military by their side. 100 troops are being sent, arriving in groups of 30. from our own point of view, this is really important, because this shows some of the training that we've done, we rise to the challenge with our partner agencies to support them as and when they require it. this morning, conditions seemed still, but it's a deceptive peace. the moor is still alight, smoke rising across the horizon as peat burns underground. conditions still posing a risk. we only need a change in wind direction to then see that fire increasing into where the greater fuel source is, so we could see a dramatic change, and that's why having the resources on scene, immediately ready, and the support of the armed services,
is extremely important. another nervous morning for those living in these houses next to the moor. but amongst these hills, there are reservoirs full of water. it's just a matter of getting it to the right place. helicopters are being used to drop gallons onto pockets of fire. it's the terrain which makes it so hard to fight this fire. engines and equipment have to get to remote areas, and when they arrive, the crews are working long hours in the blistering heat. it's notjust the fire service — park rangers are here, too, with mountain rescue teams and ambulance support now joined by the soldiers. currently, we've broken our boys down into various locations and we're beating the fire with paddles. we're supporting them by moving equipment, we're putting water on the fires and we're doing everything we can to stop this fire at the moment. the fire service says it most needs a significant downpour of rain, but none has been forecast
for at least a week. this is the best chance of keeping the moors wet. and as they continue to smoulder, a pall of pollution and smoke hangs in the air. the effects of this fire go far beyond these moors. you really should not underestimate how much of a community effort this. behind me, someone has turned up to deliver supplies for the police officers and community workers keeping this area available and safe for the emergency teams to come in and out, everyone is pulling together. everyone wants the fire to be out. it is something everyone here has real investment in. judith, thank you. the prime minister is due in brussels shortly to attend the latest eu summit where she will brief leaders over dinner on progress on brexit. they will warn that time is running out to reach a deal and that sticking points like the irish border still need resolving. but for the other 27 member
countries, migration, not brexit, is their main focus, with germany's angela merkel warning that the future of the european union could be determined by the issue. 0ur europe correspondent, adam fleming, reports. these protesters in brussels think they can stop brexit by dancing. eu leaders gathering for the summit just want more movement. are the talks going to slowly? absolutely. the irish prime ministers called for the uk to pick up the pace at presummit meeting. we do not believe as europe, the 27 member states, that there has been any meaningful progress on the irish protocol and we are concerned about gibraltar and the jurisdiction we are concerned about gibraltar and thejurisdiction of we are concerned about gibraltar and the jurisdiction of the ecj. we are to need to see an intensification of talks if we are going to have withdrawal in place by october. brexit is not a big deal, in truth.
their priority is migration. a debate turbo—charged by the political situation in germany and the formation of a new government in italy. many fewer people are arriving on europe's shaws compared to the migrant crisis. it is how to prevent another one of those causing big disagreement. translation: europe has many challenges but migration could become a question of destiny for the european union. i want to manage the challenge in a way that makes people in africa and other parts of the world believe we are being led by oui’ world believe we are being led by our values and that we act multilaterally or nobody will ever believe in our value system anymore and the values that made us so strong, that is why so much is at sta ke strong, that is why so much is at stake here. that will be the subject of a long, divisive dinner at the summit
tonight where theresa may has been granted a few minutes to give an update on the uk's plans for its departure. a lack of progress means brexit is the side dish, not the main meal. 0ur europe correspondent, damian grammaticas, is in brussels. given the focus on migration, how much time is brexit going to be given? this evening, it will be just a very brief intervention by theresa may where she will be given the opportunity to address that other 27 leaders around the dinner table to lay out her thinking about how she is going to tackle some of the issues, particularly what the eu 27 what to see, a credible and workable proposal to avoid having a border in ireland, something theresa may has promised she will deliver. but they say the plan so far are not good enough and there has to be more. tomorrow morning, the leaders,
without her, will discuss progress in brexit negotiations. their message will be sharp and stone that the uk has to put more ideas on the table fast. as you say, they are going to spend their time focusing on migration and how to try to bridge the deep political divides. we think there will be some agreement on things like tougher controls at the borders, more effort to stop people reaching the eu. the problem is division on how to deal with asylum seekers already in the eu and it seems they are very far from any agreement there. thank you. a group of mps says the uk's departure from the eu should be delayed if talks fail to make the necessary progress. the brexit select committee says that there may not be enough time to complete all the work that is needed by the time the uk is scheduled to leave in march next year. 0ur assistant political editor, norman smith, is at westminster. notjust eu leaders warning that time is running out then? everyone now seems to be calling on
mrs may to get a shift on, including herformer mrs may to get a shift on, including her former chief mrs may to get a shift on, including herformer chief of staff, mrs may to get a shift on, including her former chief of staff, nick timothy, who called for mrs may to adopt a totally different approach, in effect and make it a adopt a totally different approach, in effectand make ita high adopt a totally different approach, in effect and make it a high drama summit, to force the pace, demand the eu moves onto trade talks, because of the fear that by and large britain has been forced onto the back foot in the negotiations over the divorce bill, the transition period, the northern ireland border, and they want mrs may to adopt a much more combative, aggressive approach. that is not the downing street view. their view of the summit is it is low—key, there are not going to be any new proposals. in effect, mrs may is still playing for time until the real crunch point next friday when she has summoned cabinet ministers to try to thrash out what it is britain once in a future trade deal. looking for high drama, bit of crockery thrown around, i would wait for next friday's summit, not
today's. thank you. england are preparing for theirfinal group game in the world cup, as they take on belgium this evening. both sides are already through to the knock—out stage, but tonight's result will decide not only who tops the group and also who could get an easier route through the quarterfinals by avoiding the tournament favourites, brazil. 0ur sports correspondent, natalie pirks, is in the stadium in kaliningrad. germany going out has made fans even more confident that england could win the world cup. the reality is they have not won knockout match since 2006 and gareth southgate has dismissed all chat about trying to avoid winning this group to avoid the harder opponents. up to 3500 england fans are expected tonight and they all want the same thing, england victory. it's taken a while but the english have arrived. # just don't want to go home #. belgium is england's first sold—out
game of the tournament and germany's defeat yesterday has left fans here believing that football is coming home. there is no team we should fear. we should go all the way. i think they will quite easily go to the final. we've got the momentum, we've got the belief and that's something that england's not had in the past, is it? why not? we can win this world cup. commentator: jesse lingard. .. jesse lingard! they are confident not because of the opposition england have beaten, but the way they have beaten them. momentum has been building. but gareth southgate will make changes tonight. he is confident, though, it won't disrupt england's positivity. we have been consistently performing well the last eight, nine matches and we are hitting a level of performance that is really important when we go into latter stages of the competition. belgium is a team of well—known premier league faces that all english football fans could name. the same can't be said of england in belgium. but that could work to gareth southgate's advantage.
as foreigners, we all used to know the england team as the showbiz team with david beckham, wayne rooney, the wags and all that stuff that came with it. it's gone and there are no real stars in this team, but i think southgate has done a greatjob of building a good team. graemejones has a foot in both camps. english by birth, belgian coach by profession. both teams have qualified which i am delighted with. obviously, i am false flag flying for belgium, but i am a proud englishman. commentator: chipped in and volleyed in and it is there by david platt. the last time england played belgium in the world cup was in italian ‘90. a sublime david platt volley knocked the belgians out in the last 16. forget plotting a route to the final, southgate would love to do a jig like this tonight. a lovely trip down memory lane. england and belgium tied at the top
of group g. if it is a draw tonight, it will go down to disciplinary records, and if it is still a tie, lots will be drawn at 9pm in moscow. by lots will be drawn at 9pm in moscow. by 9pm tonight, we will know where and crucially through england will play next. we certainly will. thank you. in a moment, we'll speak tojenny hill in berlin after germany's exit from tournament last night. but first, sarah rainsford is with england fans in the centre of kaliningrad. iimagine i imagine there is quite an atmosphere today. there is. getting much livelier over the past 2a hours as england supporters pour in and belgium's too of course, taking advantage of the fact this part of russia is in the heart of europe, a0 minute drive to the polish border. people have been taking coaches here, chartering flights. the atmosphere is great, people here singing and chanting, on the squirt all day waving flags, england flags
hanging from all sorts of railings. it is very different from the scenes we saw when england opened their world cup here in russia. they were wa ry world cup here in russia. they were wary of russia itself, politically and of russian fans after the violence at the euros two years ago. things have changed, everyone here has given a very warm welcome to the england fans. it is notjust that, england fans. it is notjust that, england fans. it is notjust that, england fans have been telling me they are more confident in the team. after the performance of the last two games, they are beginning to dare to hope that england actually go quite far. thank you. meanwhile, the german team are heading home this lunchtime after being knocked out of the tournament last night. 0ur correspondent jenny hill is in berlin. auto contrast for german fans and a shock last night? -- what a contrast. they are naturally humiliated, defeated. but those who have watched since the beginning perhaps not entirely surprised, even the manager of the national side has admitted they played so badly, they did not deserve to win. this is what
they call the fan mile. german fans had hoped to gather here in berlin to watch germany score another world cup victory. instead the general consensus is that perhaps complacency killed off their chances, that germany may be rested a little bit too hard on its laurels. the words of angela merkel very sad about what had happened, but in what you might call the typical german pragmatism, they are looking to the future. the debate is how to rejuvenate the national squad and whetherjoachim how to rejuvenate the national squad and whether joachim low how to rejuvenate the national squad and whetherjoachim low is the right man for the manager ‘s job after 12 yea rs man for the manager ‘s job after 12 years in the role. the mood here is best summed up in the famous german footballing motto... which of course means footballing motto... which of course m ea ns after footballing motto... which of course means after the game is also before the game. thank you. the meeting between president trump and the russian president, vladimir putin, has been confirmed for 16th july in helsinki.
it'll be the first summit between the two leaders since donald trump came to office and the second time they have met. the meeting will follow the nato summit, and mr trump's visit to london. the amount of taxpayers' money spent on the queen in the past year has risen by 13% — partly because of refurbishment works at buckingham palace, taking the queen's total spend for the last financial year to more than £a7 million. staff and travel costs are also up. 0ur royal correspondent sarah campbell reports. the first stage of the decade—long palace refit has been completed. electric cabling dating back to the 19a05 has now been replaced. this is the first set of accounts published since works began. the cost so far, £a.1 million. but this is only the beginning. next year, work starts here, the east wing. 10,000 precious artefacts will have to be moved and although palace officials say they hope it will be business as usual, there is speculation that the balcony, the stage for so many royal celebrations, including trooping the colour,
may be out of action. in total, the cost of refurbishing buckingham palace has been put at £369 million. and a sovereign grant, the amount of taxpayers' money given to the monarchy, has been increased significantly to cover those costs. also revealed in the royal accounts, other costs, including travel. the most expensive by far, the trip made in autumn of last year by prince charles to india and the far east. the prince was also revealed to have used the royal train seven times. £21,000 the cost of this one journey from london to durham. antimonarchy compaigners dispute the palace's claims that value for money is always considered. i think there's plenty of evidence that the main deciding fact of how that the main deciding factor of how prince charles travels is prince charles.
he likes the status, he likes the privacy of his own transport, i think the royal train clearly needs to be scrapped, it's an absolutely absurd mechanism. the duke and duchess of cambridge and prince harry are funded by their father, using income from his private estate, the duchy of cornwall. those accounts show the young royals have cost up to a0%, or £1.a million, more than the previous financial year. is that increase at least partly down to meghan, the new duchess of sussex? palace officials refused to comment. sarah campbell, bbc news. buckingham palace says the queen missed a service at st paul's cathedral this morning because she is feeling "under the weather". the 92—year old, seen here earlier this month, had been due to attend a ceremony marking the 200th anniverary of the order of st michael and st george. but it's understood she will travel to windsor as planned this weekend. the time is... our top story this lunchtime. around 100 soldiers arrive in greater manchester to help firefighters tackle a vast blaze on saddleworth moor. coming up...
baking britain — with the heatwave continuing, scotland is expected to be enjoying one of its hottest days for decades today. coming up on bbc news, we will be in kaliningrad as england prepare to take on belgium in their final group game. both sides are already through to the next round. the duke of cambridge has visited some ofjerusalem's most sacred religious sites, on the final day of his tour of the middle east. he spent time at the temple mount, also known as haram al sharif, as well as the western wall and the church of the holy sepulchre. the duke also made a poignant visit to the final resting place of his great—grandmother, princess alice. this report from our royal correspondent nicholas witchell contains some flash photography. it is a city which has a sacred significance for the followers of three different faiths —
judaism, islam and christianity. from the mount of 0lives, william looked over to the old city ofjerusalem, fought over in centuries past and still a place of dispute. 0n temple mount, venerated by bothjews and muslims, he visited the al—aqsa mosque, the third holiest site in the islamic faith. the imams who showed him around said william's visit had sent a message of hope and support. the church of the holy sepulchre is one of the holiest places in the christian faith. william was shown the spot where it is said christ was crucified. the western wall is a sacred place for people of the jewish faith. it's the only surviving section of a jewish temple built more than 2000 years ago. william followed tradition and placed a note with his own prayer in the wall and then stood in silent contemplation. that he has been moved
by what he has seen over the past few days in israel and yesterday in the occupied palestinian territories is not in doubt. this visit has achieved two things in particular. for britain, it has shown its evenhanded approach to the israelis and the palestinians. for william, it has shown he is more than able to handle such a sensitive visit. he returns to britain with his experience broadened and knowing that an important visit has been accomplished successfully. nicholas witchell, bbc news, jerusalem. the metropolitan police have dropped an investigation into a jogger who pushed a woman into the path of a bus in south—west london in august last year. the woman in her 30s narrowly escaped serious injury after the bus driver swerved at the last minute and managed to avoid her. the police say they have looked at 50 people in connection with the incident and despite numerous appeals
to identify the man, they've now exhausted all lines of inquiry. mps have said the uk tolerated "inexcusable" treatment of united states detainees after the 9/11 attacks. the intelligence and security committee said it was "beyond doubt" the uk knew the us mistreated prisoners. 0ur security correspondent gordon corera is here. so, tell us more. a really damning report from the oversight body which holds our spies to account here in the uk. it says in terms of this mistreatment, which happened in the yea rs mistreatment, which happened in the years after 9/11, it was mainly carried out by the united states, british spies were directly involved —— were not directly involved in terms of actually torturing anyone themselves but we did find out a lot more about what they knew and their involvement with us mistreatment. this included two times when uk officials were party to
mistreatment, 13 times when they witnessed mistreatment, 232 cases where they supplied questions for interrogation the people they knew or suspected were being mistreated, three times when apparently they we re three times when apparently they were either financing or offering to finance rendition operations, which is when a detainee is transferred to another country to be mistreated. so we got a lot more detail today. the real criticism is that these reports we re real criticism is that these reports were coming in from officers in the field, senior leadership just did not put that together, didn't understand, perhaps did not want to understand, perhaps did not want to understand, what was going on. the government, people close to the intelligence services, say it was chaotic, it was difficult, it was unprecedented and that lessons have been learned. but there are still some concerns that actually the current guidance isn't necessarily quite right, there still is and guidance about rendition and they we re very guidance about rendition and they were very upset they didn't get to talk to some of the individual officers who actually witness to some of these things. they were allowed to speak to them, which has led some people to say there still needs to be a judge—led inquiry.
young people will be left to pick up the bill for climate change because politicians are avoiding the issue — that's according to a new report. the committee on climate change says the government must act quickly to cut co2 emissions from traffic, homes and farming in order to avoid future generations having to spend more to curb emissions. the government says it will meet its climate obligations. here's our environment analyst roger harrabin. here's our environment analyst roger harrabin. there's a changing focus in motoring. we're supposed to be moving to clean cars like this. the shift has begun. what we're seeing in the showrooms is much more positivity around electric vehicles, and that comes from various different factors. so that can be people having more experience of them through friends or family or through work and they understand what those vehicles can actually do for them and the savings that they can make a driving one of those. but also from increasing awareness of environmental issues which are being caused by road transport. but let's get real — when it comes to filling up, most drivers are still pumping in petrol and diesel. only a few percent of new cars being sold are low—carbon vehicles. the committee says the government
has to do very much more to clean up the vehicle fleet. and here's the bad news for the climate. car emissions are going up when they are supposed to be going down. farming's a huge problem, too. emissions from muck spreading and fertilisers in the uk have barely fallen. what's more, the rate of home insulation, which saves on bills as well as emissions, has plummeted since ministers withdrew grants. climate change is something that we'll all have to address, and it's great that we can do things individually. 0ur message today is really about what government can do. we can all make concessions and we can all do the right thing, but government actually has to set the right policies to get things on track, and they're not doing that right now. it's been ten years since they've had this mission, ten years since they've had their legal obligation to do something about it, and we're worried that they're off track now. electricity generation is the one bright spot. solar and wind power are turning
out to be much cheaper than anyone thought. emissions from power generation have more than halved. the committee says we urgently need emissions cuts in every sector. roger harrabin, bbc news. the competition watchdog has told various hotel booking sites to review the way they rank and display accommodation. an investigation by the competition and markets authority has highlighted concerns, including pressure selling and hidden charges. 0ur correspondent simon gompertz is here. do we know who they mean specifically and what exactly these sites have been doing? they haven't named names as to who they are targeting, the cma, the competition and markets authority. there are big names in this business, expedia for insta nce names in this business, expedia for instance and booking.com and somebody from expedia says they will
engage with the inquiry. but they have not been named. this is important because hotel bookings have now gone so heavily over to the internet, 70% of people looking around you is one of these websites in order to find what they want to. and the main concerns are that when you see on your screen a list of rooms, you would expect perhaps the ones at the top to be the cheapest quite often they're there because the website is getting the highest commission. also they're worried about what they call pressure selling, when you're looking at a room for instance and you get lots of little notes coming up solely, plenty of other people are looking at this room, there's not much time left. and they're suggesting that is unfairon left. and they're suggesting that is unfair on people who do not need to book so quickly. they also say that discounts might be misleading and that there are added charges at the end of the process that you might not have been aware of at the beginning. so, all of these things they will have to come up with new standards over the coming months otherwise they will face further action from the competition authority. simon gompertz, thank
you. the heatwave across much of the uk is continuing with temperatures predicted to soar into the weekend. in scotland, people are enjoying some of the hottest weather there for decades. james shaw reports. day two of this intense heat wave in scotland. in the parks are, glaswegians are starting to get used to temperatures higher than some of their favourite mediterranean resorts. yesterday the high was more than 30 degrees. today, it could be up than 30 degrees. today, it could be up to 31 or 32. getting very close toa up to 31 or 32. getting very close to a record. for a city which has a reputation as one of the wettest in britain, this baking hot weather does come as a bit of a revelation. but just because people does come as a bit of a revelation. butjust because people in glasgow aren't used to hot weather doesn't mean they don't know how to enjoy it. its great stuff. coming back from years ago, it spin a long time coming! i've been here 23 years and
this is really the first time i've seena this is really the first time i've seen a decent one. this is a very nice change, not having to find their jacket nice change, not having to find theirjacket with a hood. in west lothian firefighters have been dealing with a wildfire, a warning ofan dealing with a wildfire, a warning of an increased risk of wildfires in in place until monday. here in glasgow, most people are concentrating on keeping cool and enjoying this mini heatwave. yesterday we reached 31.3 celsius at aviemore, and it's very likely we will beat that today in glasgow, may be 31 or 32 celsius, which will make it the warmest day injune four 23 yea rs. u nfortu nately we' re it the warmest day injune four 23 years. unfortunately we're just falling shy of the all—timejune record of 32.2 celsius which was in perth & kinross back in 1893.m does feel like years since the sun was this hot in the west of scotland. many are