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the match commander at hillsborough is to stand trial for the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 liverpool football fans. david duckenfield was in charge at the 1989 fa cup semi—final when the fans died after a crush on the terraces. we'll have the latest from the court in preston. the other main stories: huge and serious differences remain, says the eu's chief negotiator, as he calls british negotiators back to brussels for brexit talks. one of the first firefighters to enter grenfell tower tells the public inquiry how he leant out of a window to try to put out flames on the outside of the building. food and drink production continues to be affected by a shortage of c02. manufacturers says it's the worst situation for decades. and, as the draw is made for wimbledon next week, will andy murray be fit enough to play? and coming up on bbc news:
we'll have all the latest from the final round of group matches at the world cup, and we'll look ahead to the knockout stages. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. the police commander during the hillsborough disaster is to go on trial for the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 liverpool football fans. david duckenfield — a former chief superintendent of south yorkshire police — and four other men will face charges linked to the tragedy which happened almost 30 years ago, after a ruling by a judge at preston crown court. david duckenfield was the match
commander at the 1989 semifinal between liverpool and nottingham forrest. an order preventing him being tried was imposed 18 years ago, but the crown prosecution service applied to lift what is called an historical stay halting further proceedings on mr duckenfield. thejudge preston crown court ruled in respect of the defendant david duckenfield, and lift to stay. 96 liverpool fans were killed in the crush. some of the relatives were in court to hear the ruling, others watch proceedings on a video link in liverpool. four other men will also face trial on charges relating to hillsborough. the format sheffield wednesday club secretary is charged with health and safety a nd secretary is charged with health and safety and safety at sports ground offences. former solicitor peter metcalf and former police officers
donald denton and alan foster charged with perverting the course of justice. charged with perverting the course ofjustice. mr duckenfield is set to go on trial in september for the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 football supporters. under the law at the time, there can be no prosecution for the death of the 96th victim, tony bland, because he died more than a year and a day after his injuries were caused. the eu's chief brexit negotiator has said huge and serious differences remain between the european union and the british government about the irish border. michel barnier said progress in the overall negotiations has been made, but he's warned the uk to be realistic in its demands. mr barnier has invited uk negotiators back to brussels on monday, warning ‘time is very short‘. our correspondent, damian grammaticas, is in brussels. yes, the brexit issue has been on the table this morning. all last
night's drama was about the other big issue at this summit, and migration, and the fact that italy had been blocking and was late into tonight blocking any progress at the summit unless it got more help. that migration question has proved deeply divisive. but very early in the morning, italy came out and said it was satisfied. it took the leaders until shortly before daybreak to achieve that. a tired greek prime minister. a sleepy danish one. they can be tough, european summits. for angela merkel, the late—night haggling ended with some comfort. a migration deal, of sorts. it took until past 4am to reach it. amid all the dispute about migration, theresa may had had just a brief chance to talk to the assembled leaders about brexit. her message to them... we are ready to intensify and accelerate the pace of negotiations. i want to see that from the european commission and the european union as well.
but more than a year into the negotiations, the eu says the uk still does not have a clear negotiating position and it needs to see one. she headed home, excluded from today's brexit discussions. the man who claimed he had secured the most on migration was italy's new prime minister. we're satisfied, giuseppe conte said, checking his watch a little ostentatiously, italy is no longer alone. the leaders did agree to look at strengthening the eu's borders and setting up new asylum processing centres in europe. just a few hours later — and looking more awake — they were back, a fresh set of issues to tackle. the leaders have had about four hours‘ sleep each, but they are moving today from the divisive issue of migration to brexit, where there is much more agreement around the table. the eu‘s message to britain, delivered by its chief brexit negotiator, michel barnier, that the uk remains far
from securing an exit deal. huge and serious divergence remain, in particular, for ireland and northern ireland. and so a spring in their step today, eu leaders are warning unless the uk present new ideas, it faces crashing out of the union, no transition deal and an uncertain future. that huge and serious diverging is not just about the issue of that huge and serious diverging is notjust about the issue of ireland, it is also about the future relationship. theresa may is hoping to secure agreement from her cabinet next week on that, on the white paper, but the eu is already signalling that may not be enough. that it wants the uk to commit to fully following eu rules or a trade deal. and so fears rising about the possibility of a no deal, is the time is ticking by and the differences remain very, very dark.
thank you, from brussels. around 100 people are reported to have drowned from a migrant boat off the coast of libya. the country is one of the most dangerous crossing points for migrants trying to reach europe, and there are now few charity run ships operating to rescue people from the mediterranean. aquarius is one of them — though the ship‘s crew is questioning whether it can continue, in light of italian moves to prevent ngo missions. 0ur correspondent, gavin lee, is onboard aquarius and explains why. the end of a 4,000—mile sea odyssey for the aquarius. the crew finally allowed to dock in france, after being at the centre of a political storm. the problems started when they rescued more than 600 migrants from unseaworthy rubber boats off the libyan coast, but were suddenly banned from using italian and maltese ports, which forced them to take migrants to spain. the italian deputy prime minister, matteo salvini, has since stopped all foreign—flagged, charity—run ships from entering italian waters, accusing them of encouraging people smuggling.
over the past ten days, the bbc has been on board and witnessed the crew travel back to the search zone and carry out practice rescue drills, while the italian authorities excluded them from helping. they instead instructed the eu—trained libyan coastguard to intercept all migrant boats in distress. as the team returns to land for a crew change and refuelling, they are exhausted and frustrated at the political efforts to keep them from working off the libyan coast, and they say the lack of access to nearby ports has effectively rendered their operations futile, and they‘re calling on eu leaders to consider the consequences. this is where migrants are taken — detention centres in tripoli, condemned by the un as inhumane. eu leaders say they‘re working on a longer—term solution, but that might not involve ngo ships. the aquarius crew is considering whether it can continue. if the authorities controlling the
search and rescue zone are not willing to let others do thatjob, of course we will have 2"still in what we are doing out here. in the meantime, we will continue to be present and try to do thatjob. today, around 100 people are thought to have drowned off libya‘s coast. the future of these ngo ships rests on whether europe‘s leaders see them as a taxi service for illegal migrants, or allow their as humane life—savers. gavin lee, bbc news, marseille. one of the first firefighters to enter grenfell tower on the night of the blaze has been describing how water had no effect on the flames. daniel brown told the public inquiry that water was bouncing off the side of the building, as he tried to extinguish flames by leaning out of a window with a hose. from the inquiry, tom burridge reports. the thermal camera used by
firefighter daniel brown, and that the dog and smoke of flat 16. there isa raging the dog and smoke of flat 16. there is a raging curtain aflame, what is happening? everything is ringing alarm bells somethings not right. he and his colleague had put out the fire in the kitchen, but they quickly realised two columns outside the were burning. no effect. what is just bouncing off, just literally bouncing off. 0k, we have a problem here, i cannot put this out. you have literally got water hitting metal, i cannot put this out. no matter what i try and did, i tried knocking the pedals off, i tried getting between i don‘t whether they we re getting between i don‘t whether they were gaps, black areas, but nothing was happening. daniel brown said he and other firefighters had was happening. daniel brown said he and otherfirefighters had problems with their radios on tonight. and he
said fire safety had got worse in buildings he had worked in since 2005. now, that is when the owners of buildings like grenfell tower, not the fire service, became responsible for enforcing bio—safety. by a consultancy companies, often contracted out the work. but firefighter brown says since then, he has come across more fa u lty since then, he has come across more faulty fire less and less safety measures like emergency lighting. this firefighter tried twice u nsuccessfully this firefighter tried twice unsuccessfully to save a 12—year—old girl from the tower. this morning, he said problems with radios in the london fire brigade were widespread. a lot of people shy away from it because of how useless they are. today‘s evidence has also raised more questions about what training fire crews have for tackling fires in high—rise buildings. bbc news, at the grenfell inquiry.
a man has been charged with murder, after five people were shot dead in the newsroom of a local newspaper in the us state of maryland. another two people were injured in the shooting at the offices of the capital gazette, in annapolis. nada tawfik reports from there. hands raised and rushing to safety — this has become a familiar scene in america. this time, the target was a local community paper. mid—afternoon, just as initial reports of the attack were coming in, staff inside detailed the horror. the capital gazette‘s crime reporter said the gunman shot through the glass door. phil davis hid under his desk during the rampage. he said nothing was more terrifying than hearing multiple people shot, and then the gunman reload. he later compared the scene to a warzone. police apprehended the suspect without exchanging any fire. they described this as a targeted attack. the suspect carefully planned each move, and stormed into the building with a smoke grenade and a shotgun.
us media have identified him as 38—year—old jarrod ramos. thursday night, investigators were searching his residence in maryland. the deputy chief of police, bill krampf, said the suspect likely held a vendetta against the paper. threats were sent over social media. we‘re trying to confirm what account that was, and we‘re trying to confirm who actually sent them. he also confirmed that all five victims were staff members of the capital gazette. in the wake of the attack, security has been stepped up at major media outlets across the country, including in new york. the staff at the capital gazette have continued to cover the story, despite being at the centre of it. and in a sign of strength and determination, they‘ve vowed to put out their friday morning paper. nada tawfik, bbc news, in annapolis, maryland. it‘s now been six days since a group of teenagers and their football coach disappeared in a cave in northern thailand. the huge search for the group — thought to have been cut off by rising floodwater — has gripped the country.
a team of specialist british cave divers is now helping with the search — as our correspondent, jonathan head, reports. we are on our way up the side of the mountain to check out holes on the ground. it is hot, steep and very slippery. but there isjust ground. it is hot, steep and very slippery. but there is just a chance, a small one, that it might lead to the missing boys. there have been so few possibilities for getting into them caves that thai police are making the most of this one. the national police chief has hiked up to direct this operation. their plan is to lower climbers into a narrow crack barely wide enough foran a narrow crack barely wide enough for an adult. it is one of several such holes, but this is the most hopeful, discovered by two british
cave rs hopeful, discovered by two british cavers yesterday. we‘re watching police climbers going down this really very small opening in the rock. it is very tight. they have tied a rope to a log across it to hold them. there is a lot of people up hold them. there is a lot of people up here but it feels like they are improvising, trying to find a way through to see if this leads to the caves. where is rob? are you moving in now? the two british cavers have come back from climbing down another hold that did not lead anywhere. they have explored these caves pirelli in the past, valuable experience now. we can say here, about 26 metres over there, is where the end of the cave underneath those is likely to be. and it is unlikely, very unlikely, that we have to rule
out all possibilities that the children could have got to that. as they descend, the claim is sent back video of progress. latex in the day, they discovered a large chamber, a rare piece of positive news. although it is not clear yet whether this connects to the main caves. they will now be supplied by helicopter so they can stay up here on the hillside and keep on looking. jonathan head, bbc news, northern thailand. the time is 60 minutes past one. our top story this lunchtime: the hillsborough match commander, david duckenfield, is to stand trial for the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 liverpool football fans. and coming up, former wimbledon champion andy murray finds out his opponent for the tournament next week but will he be fit enough to compete? and coming up all the news
away from the world cup including lewis hamilton fastest in practice ahead this weekend‘s austrian grand prix. england will play colombia on tuesday in the last 16 of the world cup, after last night‘s 1—0 defeat to belgium. some say because of that result, england now face an easier route through the rest of the tournament, but others fear the team may have lost momentum. 0ur sports correspondent david 0rnstein is at the squad‘s camp in repino. david. england arrived back here at 4:30am and today is all about rest and recovery. they will return to training tomorrow before setting off for moscow on monday. last night was their first defeat in more than a year and although it potentially gives them a kinder path through the
competition, now england no longer have any margin for error. if england‘s early progress at the world cup had dared dared a nation to dream, then here came the reality check. but with qualification for the knockout stage already guaranteed, defeat by belgium would not be decisive. it may even work out to their advantage. we feel that we are a team that is improving. which half of the draw, who knows what is right or wrong. our key is a knockout game we are hugely looking forward to. despite both teams making multiple changes, this was england‘s first true test of the tournament and it forced the first meaningful save out ofjordan pickford. though after half—time the step—up in quality began to tell. adnan januzaj, the former manchester united winger, with a piece of wizardry. billed as a match neither side desperately wanted to win, it almost seemed belgium were beating themselves up for taking the lead, a lead that would have been lost had
marcus rashford found the target. england second best on the night and in the group. it is disappointing but at this stage of the tournament we have to think positive and coming into the next is obviously a huge game. the country has not won a knockout game in a long time so for us to do that would be something special. england returned to their base in the small hours to begin preparations for the big test ahead — colombia in the last 16. they will meet in moscow on tuesday evening. quarterfinalists four years ago, colombia are raucously supported in russia. england will not have it easy. we were very scared about the next round because belgium and england were our rivals but i think we're happy that we have to play england. i think it is going to be the first time colombia is going to defeat england, you know! we haven‘t made it in our life and this is going to be the time! colombia are no mugs. they're not going to lie down and say, we've got this far, it's great for us. they will want to win it
and they will think the same as what we're thinking, what england is thinking — that it is a very winnable game. now comes the defining moment for gareth southgate‘s young squad. it is win or they are out. southgate has described the colombia game as england‘s biggest knockout game as england‘s biggest knockout game ina game as england‘s biggest knockout game in a decade. win and they will be through to a first world cup quarterfinal since 2006. tomorrow marks the start of the last 16 with france against argentina and uruguay against portugal. thank you, david. the bbc has apologised for underpaying its former china editor carrie gracie, and has reached an agreement about her back pay. the journalist has said she will donate the money to the gender equality charity the fawcett society. 0ur media editor amol rajan is with me. what has been agreed? just to wind back, carrie gracie was the most
high—profile case of the equal pay controversy that has been going on at the bbc for the past year and she claimed she was given an understanding when she was appointed to the role of china editor that she would be paid on the same terms as the north america editor of the bbc. but the bbc agreed is that she was given that understanding and they failed to deliver on it and as you said, they have apologised and gone further than it did at the select committee in january and further than it did at the select committee injanuary and agreed to pay her back paper and said that in her specific circumstances she had a reasonable understanding of something that was not fulfilled and giving the money to the fawcett society charity. is it the end of the matter? i think the bbc would like it to be. they are making a tactical move to say that in specific circumstance they got things wrong but it is worth admitting that because they want this to be the end of this case and for it to stop other people coming forward with similar grievances. i‘m
not sure that will happen, it is too early to say if other people with a grievance against the bbc will be encouraged by what carrie gracie‘s experience suggests. a campaign has been effective. beyond the bbc this isa been effective. beyond the bbc this is a significant victory for a high—profile campaign up and i suspect it will encourage people around the country who are campaigning for equal pay for women. thank you for now. crumpets have become the latest casualty of the carbon dioxide shortage which is affecting production in the uk‘s food and drink industry. the shortage has been caused by a longer than usual break in production of ammonia, one of the key sources of food—grade c02 in europe, which is used to carbonate drinks and preserve some packed fresh foods. joe lynam has been finding out more. could we soon see gaps on supermarket shelves? that is the concern of the food and drink federation as the c02 crisis deepens. food producers say that an extreme shortage of carbon dioxide means there might be fewer chicken
and pork products on the shelves this weekend. we will see fewer chicken dishes, fewer pork and bacon dishes. we will see probably less carbonated drinks and certainly bakery and other things that benefit from what is called modified atmosphere packaging. and it is notjust packaged food which relies on c02 to keep it fresh. 10 million pints of beer is made using c02 every day in britain and even smaller craft breweries will not benefit from bigger companies being in trouble. the role that co2 plays in the brewery, we use it all the time, we use it to move beer in between tanks, we use it to purge tanks. most breweries use c02, so even if you are a cask brewery only doing cask, you probably have a much easier time than the keg producers but it is definitely still going to be a struggle. carbon dioxide is a vital ingredient in the food and drinks sector. it is used to make carbonated drinks and vacuum packed food to keep it fresh. c02 is used to stun animals as well
before they are slaughtered. the shortage is causing problems for farmers but planned shutdowns and unplanned technical problems means that only two of the uk‘s five c02 making factories are working. so far consumers have not faced too many problems buying beer or packaged food but there might soon be an issue with another popular staple. crumpets. warburtons, the biggest bakers in britain, said that co2 prices means it has stopped reducing crumpets in half its factories. c02 is used to keep it fresher for longer. the good news is that co2 factories will be coming back on stream soon. most of them should be producing again by next week but it‘ll take a few days before supplies will reach food and drinks producers who need most. in the meantime, the advice is to keep calm and enjoy your favourite products as usual, if you can. joe lynam, bbc news. the eu has again warned the uk that
time is running out for a brexit deal to resolve issues on the irish border but did problem does not affect the uk alone. new figures out today help explain just how much is at stake for the republic of ireland. here‘s our reality check correspondent chris morris. thank you. it‘s no secret that the future of the irish border between northern ireland and the republic is proving to be a massive challenge in the brexit negotiations. and that talk of no deal is making a lot of people nervous. but it‘s notjust in the uk that this really matters. because the republic of ireland is hugely dependent on trade with the united kingdom for its economic well being. you only need to look at the map to understand why. there‘s been a lot of talk about north—south trade across the border with northern ireland, and the need to avoid the reimposition of any border checks. but in purely economic terms, east—west trade across the irish sea between ireland and great britain is far more important. so we‘ve had a look at freight traffic leaving the republic
of ireland and the vast majority of it goes from dublin, with the busiest routes to ports in liverpool and holyhead. so how much trade are we talking about? well, one way of measuring it, is to look at the data on roll—on roll—off freight containers, many of them carrying food and other retail items. ireland‘s central statistics office has released new figures today which show that in 2017 more than 550,000 loaded freight containers, on trucks or trailers, were shipped from ireland to the rest of the world. only a tiny number went to ports outside the eu, and roughly 85% of ireland‘s total eu freight trade goes to british ports — in this case more than 475,000 containers were exported to the uk. and we can break that number down a bit further. the irish freight transport association estimates that the final destination of roughly 60% of those freight containers is britain. but about 40% — perhaps 190,000
per year ? are destined for elsewhere in the eu, transiting across britain via ports like dover or hull or the channel tunnel. what does all that mean? well, any kind of breakdown or problem posed by the failure to reach a brexit agreement would have a huge impact, notjust on ireland‘s trade with the uk, but also on ireland‘s trade with the rest of the eu. and don‘t forget we‘re just looking here at irish exports. ireland is equally dependent on the uk for its imports. so could ireland cut out the british land bridge and trade more directly with the rest of the eu? well, one luxembourg based shipping company has just introduced two huge new roll—on roll—off freight ferries on a direct route from dublin to the dutch port of rotterdam and zeebrugge in belgium. they can carry 650 trucks each. extra freight capacity is also being planned on another route to cherbourg in france. but to give you an idea of the scale of the problem, the port of dublin has told us that
last year it sent nearly 32,000 loaded roll—on roll—off containers to belgium and holland, while it sent nearly 190,000 to holyhead alone. so while there are some contingency plans being made, it‘s not nearly enough to replace the trade that currently goes to or through britain. and that‘s a reminder that ireland needs a good brexit deal almost as much as the uk does. thank you, chris. andy murray will play frenchman benoit paire in the first round at wimbledon next week as long as he decides he‘s fit enough to compete. the three—time grand slam champion had hip surgery injanuary and has played only three competitive matches since then. 0ur tennis correspondent russel fuller is at wimbledon. we have had the draw. what do we know about andy murray?” we have had the draw. what do we know about andy murray? i think we are expecting him to play. he has
been practising here at the all—england club this morning and it isa all—england club this morning and it is a case of no news is good news in that he is in the draw. he does want to dojustice to that he is in the draw. he does want to do justice to himself and you might think that is automatic given he isa might think that is automatic given he is a former two—time champion hit with a real affinity for playing on grass but three competitive matches in one year is a very small number to head into a grand slam played over the best of five sets. he can expect the predictable against benoit paire, assuming the match go ahead, because paire is a powerful player, 48 in the world but he can be incredibly unpredictable and you could not predict the match. it is dangerous to look ahead with murray because he is so soon in his comeback but we might feel more co mforta ble comeback but we might feel more comfortable with current british number one kyle edmund with the possibility of him playing three—time champion novak djokovic in the third round. and a quick thought about the women‘s draw? in the third round. and a quick thought about the women's draw? most interest surrounds serena williams
who is 183 in the world because she had a baby in september. like andy murray, very few tournaments under her belt but ceded by the all—england club to create a balanced draw because of her incredible history where she has won the title seven times here. she cannot buy a top seed and other third round but at that stage she could come up against ukrainian fifth seed elina svitolina. looking forward to it. thank you, russell. wimbledon starts on monday. time for a look at the weather. here‘s darren bett. another hot and sunny day across most parts of the uk. in england some of the highest cabbages are across the north and here it is a beautiful scene in ambleside. very different to what is waiting out in aberdeenshire with a very different look across many