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this is bbc world news today. david duckenfield, the police commander on charge of the day of the hillsborough disaster is to stand trial for manslaughter by gross negligence. the president of the european council, donald tusk, calls on britain to lay its cards on the table and resolve the outstanding issues on brexit before and eu summit in october. if he wa nts to and eu summit in october. if he wants to reach a deal in october we need to create progress and this is a last call to lay the cards on the table. after marathon talks at the summit, a deal was struck to set up secure migrant centres in eu states. the firefighter who left his collea g u es the firefighter who left his colleagues and tried and failed to rescue a girl trapped in the g re nfell tower. rescue a girl trapped in the grenfell tower. i wanted to go up and get. this little 12—year—old girl on her own. ijust wanted to get out. debate over the future of
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cash machines in britain. fears of network production as the fee paid each time an atm is - is being each time an atm is used is being cut from sunday. and the carbon dioxide shortage causes a crisis for crumpet lovers. nearly 30 years after britain's worst sporting disaster at hillsborough football stadium — a judge has ruled that the police commander in charge on the day can face trial. former chief superintendent of south yorkshire police, david duckenfield, will face charges of manslaughter by gross negligence in relation to the deaths of 95 liverpool football fans. an order preventing mr duckenfield being tried had been imposed 18 years ago. four other men will also face trial in connection
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with the disaster and its aftermath. our correspondent, judith moritz, has been following the case. they first had to lift the legal order and the court she heard arguments from the crown court but why a prosecution should take place and from david duckenfield and why they did not feel it should go ahead. today, the judge they did not feel it should go ahead. today, thejudge ruled that the former chief superintendent will go on trial. nearly 30 years since david duckenfield was in charge at hillsborough, he will now appear in the dock of a criminal court. it is the first time that anyone has been charged with the deaths of 95 liverpool fans, who were killed when the terraces at the sheffield ground became overcrowded during an fa cup semifinal in 1989. mr duckenfield is accused of failing to take reasonable care for their safety, and it is alleged that amounts to gross negligence.
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96 supporters were crushed. the youngest, a boy of ten. the oldest, a pensioner of 67. the match commander can only be charged in connection with 95 of the fans. for legal reasons, he can't be prosecuted by the death of the final victim, tony bland. we are unable to charge the manslaughter of anthony bland, the 96th casualty, who died almost four years later. this is due to time limitations imposed by the law as it applied at the time. 18 years ago, david duckenfield was prosecuted privately. an order was then imposed to prevent him being put on trial again. now that order has been lifted. four other men will also stand trial. graham mackrell, former sheffield wednesday club secretary, is charged with breaching health and safety and safety separately, two senior police officers, donald denton and alan foster and a solicitor, peter metcalfe, are accused of perverting the course ofjustice by amending police statements in the wake of the disaster.
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former chief constable sir norman bettison has applied to stop the proceedings against him. his case has been adjourned until august. some of those bereaved by hillsborough were in court today to watch the ruling. they will be back again when the first trial gets under way. the men facing these charges will be split into separate cases. the first trial involving david duckenfield and graham mackrell is expected to start in september. the second trial involving those who were charged in relation to the alleged amended police statements, that should follow on at the start of next year. the president of the european council, donald tusk, has issued a last call to the uk to ‘lay its cards on the table' if it wants to resolve all outstanding brexit issues in time for a crunch summit in october. the eu's chiefbrexit negotiatolr
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and serious' differences remain between both sides. theresa may says she is "ready to intensify and accelerate the pace of negotiations" and the government's promised to publish more detail about its plans, in a forthcoming white paper. our political editor, laura kuenssberg reports from brussels. hovering in the background, brexit has been a footnote, not the main order of business here. but brussels' main broker had prepared a very big message to give. huge and serious divergence remain, in particular ireland and northern ireland. will contain workable and realistic proposals. but the very, very, very long night of talks that became 5am in the morning was dominated by the stresses and strains of migration around the mediterranean. then, a deal pushed by italy emerged, eventually
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with support of the others. not clear if it will give enough relief to angela merkel, in deep trouble on the issue at home. but the eu's frustrated with what they see as britain's lack of decisions on brexit. it sounds, though, like the prime minister is irritated right back. we are ready to intensify and accelerate the pace of negotiations. i want to see that from the european commission and the european union. but by sunrise, it was all quiet on the british front. theresa may had been and gone and it's that relative silence, as the eu sees it, that frustrates them so. gathering again, they mulled over the state of play. one government source said this is a prolonged finger wagging exercise but insiders suggest there is real despair among the member states. this time next week, the cabinet at home will be locked away in their own talks, trying to resolve once and for all what will the relationship with the eu really be?
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the best friends orjust respectful neighbours? there's a great deal of work ahead. and the most difficult tasks are still unresolved. if you want to reach a deal in october we need to great progress. this is the last call to lay cards on the table. then again... a simple message: we cannot wait any more. european voices can shout ever louder but the coming drama for theresa may is the one that awaits her at home. can she sold, in just seven days, the contradictions that the tories have struggled with for two long years? do you think theresa may will be able to resolve the differences in her cabinet? yes. and what happens if she does not? she will. she will, why are you confident when...? because i know her. so you trust that she will be able to get her party together? i was always trusting the british.
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yet the eu's frustrated. hanging around for britain. in a week, we should know what they are waiting for. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, brussels. as we've heard, a deal was reached in the early hours of this morning at the eu summit on how to manage the issue of migrants. it comes as around 100 migrants are missing after a boat sank off the coast of libya today. eu leaders agreed to set up secure processing centres inside and outside the eu. they also agreed to strengthen controls on borders and provide more money for turkey and countries across north africa to help stop the flow of migrants. our europe editor katya adler is at the summit and she said that despite marathon talks, not everyone is happy about the deal. in the end you can say that what leaders agreed on migration they pretty much failed on two big fronts. trying to prevent poor migrants entering europe illegally
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and trying to stop migrants dying at sea, as and trying to stop migrants dying at sea , as we and trying to stop migrants dying at sea, as we saw today on the coast of libya. the idea behind the processing centres is to put economic migrants off even trying to come to europe once they realise only those with the legal right to asylu m only those with the legal right to asylum or refugee status can stay. in the summit conclusions we heard that those centres will be voluntary in and outside the eu so we don't know where or when or even if they will be operational and in the meantime migrants will continue to risk their lives taking that dangerous boat across the mediterranean. the second failure is political, since the height of the migrant crisis, arrivals have gone down by 95% so the stresses between leaders are very political. at the end of the summit leaders like angela merkel said a significant step forward was made but this is a hint that in troop eu summit style, they papered over the cracks. europe, north, south, east and west, is it united behind a common immigration - absolutely not.
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a firefighter who singlehandedly tried — and failed — to rescue a twelve year old girl trapped alone inside grenfell tower has told the inquiry how he cried every day after it. david badillo recounted in heartbreaking detail how he tried to savejessica urbano ramirez from the 20th floor and how it has affected him ever since. from the inquiry, tom symonds reports. there was only one easy way up and down grenfell tower. remarkably, it worked. but firefighters quickly found they were unable to control where it stopped. yet for david badillo the grenfell lift became a way to possibly save a life. i saw little 12—year—old girl on her own and, you know, ijust wanted to go and get her out. jessica urbano ramirez‘s flat was on the 20th floor. would it be right to say that you were on a personal rescue mission? yeah. he had been given the keys to the flat. he went up in the lift. he told no—one what he was doing.
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the doors opened and a big rush of black smoke filled the lift. he was five floors short. what did you think of that? that i'm in trouble here. somehow he managed to get down the stairs, but then, amid the chaos on the ground, david badillo grabbed breathing gear and went back in, with colleagues, up to jessica's flat. there was a bigger room with a big window and the whole window was an orange flame on the outside. butjessica wasn't there. he never found her and she didn't survive. it's all right, mr badillo, it's really difficult for you, i quite understand that. his pain was obvious at today's hearing. and his witness statement sets out his anger at the difficulties he and his colleagues faced that night. today's evidence highlighted
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yet another problem, the firefighters' radios often failed to work. at critical times they couldn't send crucial messages and tonight the fire brigades union has said that fire services need to improve communications. tom symonds, bbc news at the grenfell tower inquiry. a gunman who killed five people at a newspaper office in maryland in the united states had barricaded the door during the attack in an effort to ‘kill as many people as possible', police have said. a judge ordered the suspect to be held without bail. police confirmed the gunman used a legally—purchased pump—action shotgun in the attack, which wounded two others. president trump has offered his condolences to the victims of the families during an event at the white house. this attack shocked the conscience of the nation and filled our hearts with grief. journalists like all
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americans should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing theirjob. to the families of the victims, there are no words to express our sorrow for your loss. horrible, horrible event, a horrible thing happened. when are suffering, we pledge our eternal support. the suffering is so great, i have seen some of the people. it is so great. my government will not rest until we have done everything in our power to reduce violent crime and to protect innocent life. we will not ever leave your side. our warmest, best wishes and regrets. a horrific, horrible thing. one of the nurses who worked at the gosport war memorial hospital where hundreds of patients
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had their lives cut short after being given high doses of powerful painkillers ?has apologised to relatives who lost their loved ones — but says she was only trying to make patients comfortable. the nurse, who doesn t want to be identified, says she is struggling to understand how so many people died. she has been talking exclusively to duncan kennedy. the scale of deaths at the gosport hospital has been incomprehensible for relatives. this former nurse, who doesn't want her identity revealed, was one of those who worked there and has never spoken publicly before. were you worried about the use of these high levels of painkillers? i suppose i was concerned. but at the same time, i was pleased that these people seemed to be more comfortable than they were before they were given it. that is what nursing is all about. making sure people are comfortable. that word — "comfortable" — was highlighted in the independent report. "please make comfortable" was medical shorthand for putting patients on the powerful painkiller diamorphine.
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the words were often written on patients' notes byjane barton, the doctor who oversaw drugs prescriptions at the hospital. i feel that dr barton is being tarred with the same brush as harold shipman. but it's completely different. he was a wicked man but dr barton wasn't. she was a good woman and still is. i felt so very sad for her. she says she still can't believe the numbers of patients whose lives were shortened. what do you think of this whole tragic affair? very sad. very sad indeed. i feel, looking back, didn't i do myjob properly? i'm sure i did. and as nurses, are we classed as murderers? she says some nurses may have been given too much responsibility with the drugs.
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what would you say to those relatives of those people who died who believe they were given the wrong medicines? what would you say? i would say, i'm sorry if you feel your loved ones have died in this way. i feel sure that they were well looked after and we gave all the care we could to make sure they were comfortable. but i did my best. relatives of those who died say a new police investigation must start as soon as possible. duncan kennedy, bbc news, in gosport. the headlines... david duckenfield — the police commander in charge on the day of the hillsborough disaster is to stand trial for manslaughter by gross negligence. the president of the european council, donald tusk, calls on
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britain to lay its cards on the table and resolve the outstanding issues on brexit before it eu summit in october. after marathon talks, a deal was struck to set up secure migrant centres in eu states. 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. she gave this statement earlier today. i love the bbc. it has been my work family for more than 30 years and i want it to be the best. sometimes families feel the need to shout at each other but it is always a relief when you can stop shouting. i'm grateful to the director—general for helping me resolve this. i do feel that he has led from the front today. in acknowledging the value of my work as china editor, the bbc has awarded me several years of backdated pay. but for me this was always
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about the principle and not about the money so i'm giving all of that money away to help women who needed than i do. after all, today at the bbc i can say i am equal. and i would like women in workplaces up and down this country to be able to say the same. the carbon dioxide shortage is causing a crisis in the crumpet market. warbutons — the baker — admits being forced to reduce production to nowhere near it's usual one and half million crumpets a week. the simultaneous shutdown of several major carbon dioxide plants is affecting supplies of many everyday products, including soft drinks, beers and meat. here's our business correspondent emma simpson. crumpets — they‘ re an everyday staple. mmm, yummy! they should be making 25,000 of them an hour at this factory.
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but the production lines have ground to a halt. two of warburtons' big bakeries have run out of c02. this is the point at which we package our crumpets and here we fill every packet with c02. that helps us maintain the freshness and quality of our product over the shelf life. i've got two plants here that haven't run for the last ten days. it's a massive impact on our ability to provide our customers. but supermarkets aren't running out of crumpets just yet. it's notjust some bakery products that rely on co2. it's everything from fresh salads, chicken, meat, ready meals, sliced cheese. because the co2 in the packaging helps keep your shopping fresh for as long as possible. co2 also puts the fizz into lots of soft drinks and beer. this gas really matters to our food and drink supply chain. especially in abattoirs.
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they need co2 to stun pigs and poultry before slaughter. the gas is in short supply because some of the chemical plants which produce it are closed for maintenance. it's having an impact at scotland's biggest pig processing plant. it's been shut since tuesday and we don't actually know when it's going to open again. added on to that, a number of the packing plants which would take the product and then make it into sausages and mince and things like that use co2 in that and the shortage those plants have had, it's hard to see how we're going to avoid some disruption to the product on the shelves. at warburtons, they're not sure when things will get back to normal either. but co2 producers say they're working as hard as they can to resume production. emma simpson, bbc news. let's speak now to professor peter styring — chair of the uk centre for carbon dixoide utilization
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at the university of sheffield. thank you forjoining us. the problems are stacking up, what has caused this? the problem was caused by the shutdown of several plants within the uk and europe. for scheduled maintenance, they all coincided. a perfect storm. some of the plans in europe also had technical issues so they had to close down and we ended up with this short—term shortage. close down and we ended up with this short-term shortage. how specialist is this? for laymen like me, how do you make carbon dioxide and how specialist is at? carbon dioxide is pa rt specialist is at? carbon dioxide is part of a natural cycle so plants use carbon dioxide to make fuels and reuse carbon in the form of coal and
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gas to produce energy and co2 is produced as a combustion product. it is also produced in the production of hydrogen, which is used to produce ammonia and that is where the shortages are hitting. the ammonia plants have gone down for maintenance. this is to do with packaging and preservation of foodstuffs in particular? it is. in the case of foodstuffs, carbonated drinks, it will give that phase. drinks like champagne are naturally carbonated but things like soft drinks or beer and lager need to be carbonated. how short-term is this? we hear about plants coming back online but we are in a hot spell and people are using a lot of what the carbon dioxide goes into. of course. they have said the plants will be tit"; fisfiifi‘? §§l§§fifimi if} zzz it"; 77¥fi=7t§§ §§lfiififim7 77:57: 777: online it"; 77¥fi=7t§§ §§lfiififim7 777 77 online early 17’h‘z77i53757 77'77'717‘efm7 777 77 online early next week but back online early next week but obviously, while we come back online, there will be a time for
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restarting the plants and that means there will be a short term shortage. it really is a short—term shortage, something that will resolve itself inafew something that will resolve itself in a few days, if not weeks. that is the short—term. in the longer term, we clearly are very reliant on this by—product. is there any alternative? are the ways of doing what it does in a more efficient way and perhaps something where there is something more of it? it is not likely to run out to stop i am not surprised, it was a long question! you talked about short—term, is another product or another chemical or process that could do the job of c02? it or process that could do the job of co2? it sounds as if the line is breaking up. i think we will leave it there. thank you very much, professor. thank you very much. london fire brigade say
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a flat fire that broke out on the 12th floor of a tower block in the east of the city is now under control. eight fire engines and 58 firefighters were called to the blaze in mile end this lunchtime — following reports that half of the 12th floor was alight. the cause of the fire is not yet known. cash machines in the uk are closing at a rate of 300 a month, according to consumer group which? an imminent cut in fees paid by banks to atm operators is one of the main reasons behind the decline, it's being claimed. link, the company which oversees cash machines, has argued that the fee cut is vital for the sustainability of the network. joining me now via skype is ron delnevo, the european executive director of the atm industry association. thank you forjoining me. the first thing is, what is causing this? what is causing it is that link
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interchange fees, but get paid by a bank that issues cards through the atms that except those cards are being produced. we have the lowest fees in europe in the uk but they are being further reduced. that is for the economics of running atms and it has meant we have lost atms evenin and it has meant we have lost atms even in the last few months. almost 2000 atms have disappeared in the last month. they cannot understate the problems that causes, particularly in rural areas, atms are crucial? we have already lost all of the bank branches and the consumer association has issued a report on that but the tide has gone out. we will never recover from bank branches but we still have a decent network of atms and if we lose that, people in rural areas and suburbs,
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many people, maybe half the population, will find they are financially excluded and that is not acceptable. the financial issue you raised, is it also that people are using online payments and not drawing cash as often? in the uk, despite the fact that cash use has gone down a bit, we still have amongst the busiest atms in europe. and the lowest interchange fees. essentially, people are still using cash in large quantities. we had 13 billion cash transactions last year so we have something like 260 cash transactions for every adult in the uk. that does not seem like it is unimportant. cash is vital to many millions in the uk so we have to keep the atms going. mind you, we have not lost. unlike bank branches
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there is still hope. i believe there isa there is still hope. i believe there is a new spirit, even today, when we have been hearing bad news, i believe there is a new spirit within link and independent operators are prepared to work together with the banks to solve these problems and i am not despairing in the same way about bank branches. i believe this can be sorted out because what we need is a great atm network and further innovation so those atms can replace branches in villages in the uk around the country who have lost those branches. thank you for talking to me. some reassurance. now it's time for a look at the weather with darren bett. for five days in a row we have seen temperatures getting to 30 degrees plus across parts of the uk and we will take that heat into the weekend. but most of us it will be dry, hot and sunny and could be thundery showers later in the weekend towards the far south—west.
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overnight, dry with mist and low cloud along the north sea coasts getting pushed inland across scotla nd getting pushed inland across scotland and across england inland and further west it will be warmest overnight. we had the highest temperatures there today, 32 in the north—west of wales. the mist and low cloud is not lost on saturday morning, by ten o'clock it is gone and there will be lots of sunshine around, light easterly breezes and cooler on the north sea coasts but at least there will be sunshine. widely, their mid to high 20s. he might find temperatures rising in the south—east over the next couple of days and the chance of thundery showers in the south—west of england, perhaps drifting towards south wales for just a while. goodbye. hello this is bbc news. the headlines. the match commander on the day of the hillsborough disaster david duckenfield will face trial for the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 football supporters. the president of the european council, donald tusk, calls on britain
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to lay its "cards on the table" and resolve the outstanding issues on brexit before an eu summit in october. if he wants to reach a deal in october, we need to create progress. this is the last call to lay their cards on the table. after marathon talks at today's summit, a deal was struck to set up secure migrant centres in eu states. a firefighter has broken down in tears recalling a "personal rescue mission" to save a 12—year—old from the 20th floor of the grenfell tower. 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
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holes in the ground. it's 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 the caves that the 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 for an adult. it's one of several such holes, but this is the most 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 here but it feels like they are improvising, trying to find a way through to see
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if this leads to the caves. where's rob? are you moving in now? the two british cavers have come back from climbing down another hole that did not lead anywhere. they have both explored these caves thoroughly in the past, valuable experience now. we can say here, about 26 metres over there, is where the end of the cave underneath us is likely to be. and it is unlikely, very unlikely, but we have to rule out all possibilities that the children could have got to that chamber. as they descend, the climbers send back video of their progress. later in the day, they discover a large chamber, a rare piece of positive news. although it's 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,
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northern thailand. accountancy firm pwc is getting rid of landlines at office desks, with all staff expected to be only using mobiles by the end of the summer. the company has 2a offices in the uk and employs around 18,000 staff said the switch to mobile would be "more efficient." a few landlines will remain for security, at reception and in rooms used for meetings. well joing us now from our salford studio is tom cheesewright, an applied futurist who works with big companies about the future of work. is this a presage of what is to come? i think there are all sorts of
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reasons. you're looking at the intersection of different trends. we are looking at the number of phone calls we may, we are doing things through other message —— other media. there is a chef from landlines to mobile. we are much more mobile workforce, there is no need to be bound to death, the whole concept of an office job longer means you're bound a single office. to be able to use a different hot desk with that same phone line makes sense. i am looking out at a news room packed with landlines. is this the way we are going to go over the coming years or decades?” the way we are going to go over the coming years or decades? i think it is an unnecessary duplication of technology. those landlines are expensive one shoe package in all the service and wires. have mobile phones anyway,. they're all sorts of
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ways to get calls to a device. really, i think increasingly those desktop landlines are redundant. really, i think increasingly those desktop landlines are redundantlj am desktop landlines are redundant.” am an employee and i might not be happier about the fact i may have to pay through my mobile phone for all these business calls. this is one of these business calls. this is one of the areas that has to be negotiated. typically a businesslike pwc issue employees with a phone and that leaves people carrying two. sometimes they will choose to bring their own and have a peace for business. providing iandline technology is big business and a lot of people are employed in doing it. in the long term, is this really something that will get taken up?” think it will, at the nature of landlines has shifted, most landline calls are carried over the internet
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anyway. we are pushing it further towards the consumer device, eliminating the duplication of devices and you can have as many phone lines as you want on a single mobile phone created virtually over the internet and that is the way things will go. thank you. a hosepipe ban has tonight been introduced in northern ireland. it's the first time such a move has been made there since 1995. elsewhere in other parts of the uk water firms are warning people to conserve supplies as the hot weather continues. mark simpson reports from belfast. going, going, gone. the hosepipe ban began at six o'clock. what happens if people break the rules? well a hosepipe ban, it is a legal instrument and there are consequences of breaking it, but in essence, we need people to be responsible and volunteer not to use them. if people do it, there will be
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enough water. the authorities want us enough water. the authorities want us to save as much water as we can inside our homes, whether it be not keeping the tap running when we are brushing her teeth, shorter showers and only putting enough water in the capital as we need. saving water is bad news for the children when it comes to paddling pools and water pistols. i think we will save this water. if a paddling pool is already full, that is ok. just do not refill it. the problem is, there is such a high demand for water at the moment and the system is struggling to cope. so what about commercial car washes? can they stay open? the a nswer washes? can they stay open? the answer is, yes they can. but does that mean we can all watch our own vehicles at home this weekend if we want? no, that is not allowed. so how about watering the flowers? user
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ina how about watering the flowers? user in a watering can rather than a hose? yes, northern ireland what say thatis hose? yes, northern ireland what say that is ok. import rush this weekend, people are being encouraged to be careful in the water and with the water. we will be asking our customers not to wash their vehicles this weekend. the upside is that the grass is not growing so quickly so it only needs cut once a week. on the north coast, there is a breeze. in towns like portadown there is not and some people are feeling the heat. if that was to rein in next week, i would heat. if that was to rein in next week, iwould not heat. if that was to rein in next week, i would not care. heat. if that was to rein in next week, iwould not care. it heat. if that was to rein in next week, i would not care. it is too warm. i cannot take it. week, i would not care. it is too warm. icannot take it. fabulous. can hardly stick at. what about the hosepipe ban? i think it is good, we all need water. if we do not try and save it now, we will have none. with that in mind, many people are making the most of what they have got. mark
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simpson, bbc news, belfast. all this week we've been reporting on seventy years of the national health service —— and hearing from the doctors and nurses that are an integral part of it. but around 40% of the nhs workforce are non—medical staff, such as porters, cooks, and maintenance workers. our community affairs correspondent adina campbell has been to meet some of them. i like myjob very much. and the job that i do every day is to help patients, meeting people and talk to people. it must be quite tough at times, though, seeing people when they've lost someone or when they've been given some very hard news. a tough pill to swallow, when it comes to their own health or someone else's health. oh, yes, because i have witnessed a lot of relatives, when they lose someone. it's not easy. sometimes we have to try and talk to the relatives, console them, you know, give them good and vice. give them good advice.
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i've think the nhs is made up of many cogs and we all try to make the relatives turn in one way or the other. so we all have a greater role. in terms ofjob satisfaction levels for you doing this role, you've been doing it for a very long time. too long! is it rewarding? yes, it is. i suppose just the fact that when you hand post to patients or staff and see their smile and you see the fact that they are excited, that is quite rewarding. without electricians, without fitters, without porters, without domestics, cleaners, you know, the nhs wouldn't run. there's not a power supply, the water doesn't open. how's yourjob role changed over the last 25 years? it's changed quite a bit because technology change. we used to primarily have steam generators that would supply the heating. now we've moved to gas boilers. when i've done my role i can see it working,
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the lights are back on, the power's back on, the heating's back on, the refrigeration, the air conditioning is back on. that's quite good. can you see yourself doing this for another 25 years? if my body allows me! yes. it would be nice. adina campbell, talking to some of the unsung heroes of the nhs. a father is proving an internet hit after he was filmed stepping onto stage to help his young daughter who'd froze with stage fright during a ballet routine in maidstone. michael hicks had been practising so hard with his 4 year—old—daughter amelia, he knew the routine too. charlie rose reports. after months of practice, little amelia is on stage for her first ballet performance. unfortunately, the smiles backstage have now been replaced by tears. for the four—year—old, standing in front of a big audiences too much.”
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four—year—old, standing in front of a big audiences too much. i was proud of seeing her on there, they cabbies made —— big happy face and then she froze. we looked at each other and he just knew that he had to go up on stage and helper. the doting dad swept his daughter into his arms and save the day. what was it like having daddy onstage? his arms and save the day. what was it like having daddy onstage ?m his arms and save the day. what was it like having daddy onstage? it was good. tell me why it was so good? he rescued me. he came and rescued you? what did that feel like?” rescued me. he came and rescued you? what did that feel like? i was happy. luckily he had been paying close attention at weekly ballet classes and the audience appeared to appreciate his skills.”
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and the audience appeared to appreciate his skills. i have been watching, practising with amelia and mum had said that was her thing, but it has helped us. their performance brought barrel style, the daughter bond winning the hearts of the audience. now take a look at this tawny owl, it's been having a right hoot in the hot weather. the nonocturnal bird was captured bathing in a pool of water in north yorkshire. the headlines on bbc news... david duckenfield —
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the police commander in charge on the day of the hillsborough disaster is to stand trial for manslaughter by gross negligence. the president of the european council, donald tusk, calls on britain to lay its "cards on the table" and resolve the outstanding issues on brexit before an eu summit in october. after marathon talks at today's summit, a deal was struck to set up secure migrant centres in eu states. now it's time for newswatch. hello and welcome to newswatch. as thousands protest against leaving the european union, we examine the challenges of reporting on brexit in an objective, comprehensible and interesting fashion. and... who is your favourite couple on love island? laughter. and we find out why brussels
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correspondent adam fleming was faced with that question from an unusual guest on the daily politics programme. this week's european council meeting had been seen as a crucial staging post in the protracted negotiations over the uk's departure from the eu and, as it happens, the growing political disagreement over migration dominated the agenda. but, as ever, brexit was under discussion as well. amid all the disputes about migration, theresa may 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. 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 discussion.
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