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this is bbc news. i'm robert hall. the headlines at 11: 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. the most difficult tasks are still unresolved. we need great progress to meet the deadline. david duckenfield, the police commander in charge on the day of the hillsborough disaster, is to stand trial for manslaughter by gross negligence. a firefighter breaks own in tears recalling a "personal rescue mission" to save a 12—year—old from the 20th floor of the grenfell tower. and after days of hot weather people across the uk are being asked to save water. for the first time in 25 years, a hose pipe ban is introduced in northern ireland. and we'll be taking another look at tomorrow morning's front pages at 11:30. tonight's reviewers are claire cohen and john rentoul. the eu has given what it says
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is a last warning 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. and that "huge and serious" differences remain between both sides. theresa may says she is "ready to intensify and accelerate the pace of negotiations" and will publish more detail about the government's plans in a 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,
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in particular, ireland and northern ireland. now we are waiting for the uk white paper and i hope it 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 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
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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? 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.
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"we can't 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 solve, 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. 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 heard there, 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 a hundred migrants are missing after a boat sank off the coast of libya just today. during marathon talks overnight, eu leaders agreed to set up secure centres inside and outside
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european union countries on a voluntary basis to identify migrants who do not have a right to be in the eu and return them to where they came from. they also agreed were new efforts to strengthen controls on the borders of the eu and more money for turkey and countries across north africa to help stop the flow of migrants. our europe editor, katya adler, has more from brussels for us. ican i can tell you they are not all happy and they have not suddenly sold is the question of illegal migration to europe either. you talked about the processing centres. they are designed to put economic migrants off from even trying to come to europe. when they realise only those with legal rights to stage are allowed to stay here, we have been told these centres are volu nta ry. have been told these centres are voluntary. where will they be set up and when? in the meantime, migrants will continue trying to come to europe, risking their lives at sea
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to do so. a decision by eu leaders to do so. a decision by eu leaders to limit the operations by charity run rescue boats could also result in even more migrant deaths in the short—term at least because people smugglers will not give up easily in their lucrative trade. in terms of numbers, the arrivals of migrants to europe are already down 95% since the height of the migrant crisis three years ago. all of these arguments we have been seeing from eu leaders is pretty much political. the fact we can see leaders like angela merkel leaving the summit here today than it steps forward have been taken if they can that in true eu summit style the cracks have been papered over. but is europe, north, south, east, and west, really united over a common migration policy, absolutely not. 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
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in relation to the deaths of 95 liverpool football fans. four other men will also face trial in connection with the disaster and its aftermath. judith moritz reports. nearly 30 years since david duckenfield was in charge at hillsborough, he'll 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 semi—final in 1989. mr duckenfield is accused of failing to take reasonable care for their safety, and it's alleged that amounts to gross negligence. 96 supporters were crushed. the youngest, a boy of 10. 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 for the death of the final victim, tony bland. we are unable to charge the manslaughter of anthony bland,
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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 at sport ground legislation. separately, two senior police officers, donald denton and alan foster, and a solicitor, peter metcalf, are accused of perverting the course ofjustice by amending police statements in the wake of the disaster. 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 at court today to watch the ruling. they will be back again when the first trial gets under way. those facing charges will now be
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split into separate trials. trial one, with defendants, david duckenfield and graham mackrell, is due to start in september. trial two, of those accused of amending police statements, should then follow on at the start of next year. judith moritz, bbc news, preston. a firefighter who went on a personal rescue mission to save a 12—year—old girl trapped alone in grenfell tower has told the public inquiry that he cried every day for a month after the fire. david badillo recounted in heartbreaking detail how he tried to rescuejessica urbano ramirez from the 20th floor. from the inquiry, tom symonds reports. there was only one easy way up and down grenfell tower. the lift worked. but firefighters quickly found they were unable to control where it stopped. yet, for david badillo, it became a way to possibly save a life.
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i saw a 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'd been given the keys and he went up in the lift. he told no—one what he was doing. 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 the stairs to jessica's flat. it was a bigger room with a big window and the whole window
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was an orange flame on the outside. jessica wasn't there. he never found her. she didn't survive. and there was another difficult question. did you knock on the door or shout to anybody who might be inside flat 175? that flat, next door to jessica's. to the family of the people in flat 175, i was looking for another girl. i didn't know there was anyone in there. that's all right. but his witness statement made clear the overwhelming challenges he faced. 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. the bbc has apologised
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to its presenter, carrie gracie, for paying her less than male colleagues, and will award her back—pay. carrie gracie publically resigned as china editor injanuary when she learned she was paid substantially less than her male counterparts. she now says she'll donate the funds to a gender equality charity. i love the bbchas been my work family for more than 30 years, and i wa nted family for more than 30 years, and i wanted 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 am 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 a lwa ys backdated pay. but for me, this was always about principle, and not about the money. so i am giving all
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of that money away to help women who need it more than i do. after all, at the bbc, today, i can say i am equal. women in workplaces up and down this country, i want to have them say the same. 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, but what happens if people break the rules? the hosepipe ban, it is a legal instrument and there are consequences of breaking the hosepipe ban, but in essence, we need people to just be responsible and volunteer not to use hoses. if
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people do that, there will be enough water for all. the authorities want us water for all. the authorities want us to save as much water as we can inside our homes, whether it be not keeping the tap running when brushing our teeth, having shorter showers, and only putting enough water in the kettle as we need. and of course, saving water is bad news for the kids when it comes to paddling pools and also water pistols. i think we willjust say this water. if a paddling pool is already full is ok, just don't 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 carwashes? to cope. so what about commercial ca rwashes? can they to cope. so what about commercial carwashes? can they stay open? the a nswer carwashes? can they stay open? the answer is, yes they can. but does that mean we can all wash our own vehicles at home this weekend if we wa nt vehicles at home this weekend if we want to? no, that is not allowed. so, how about watering the flowers? using a watering can rather than a
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host. yes, that is ok. import rush this weekend, people are being encouraged to be careful in the water and with the water. you are going to be asking our customers absolutely not to wash cars this weekend. the upside is obviously the grass is growing quite quickly so it will need to be cut. on the north coast, there is at least a breeze, but in towns like this, there is not, and some people are feeling the heat. i do not care. it is too warm. it is fabulous. and what about the hosepipe ban? we all need water at the end of the day. if we do not try and save it, we will have none. with that in mind, many people are making the most of what they've got. mark
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sampson, bbc news, l5. —— belfast. let's the headlines on bbc news: 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. david duckenfield, the police commander in charge on the day of the hillsborough disaster, is to stand trial for manslaughter by gross negligence. many across america are preparing for a weekend of protests against donald trump's immigration policies. in particular, demonstrators are criticising the continued detention of young migrant children who are separated from their parents despite the white house promising to end the practice. in el paso, texas, our north america correspondent, aleem maqbool, has been given access to a centre housing immigrant parents who have recently been released, only to find they still haven't been reunited with their children. phone rings.
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this is where parents wait by the phone, desperate for news of their children. they were taken away from them by us immigration officials. all they've been given in return is a number to call. jessica still hasn't even been told where hersix—year—old son, marcelo, is. translation: what they've done is horrible. i've had no information and it's been more than 50 days. i call, and no one tells me anything. i can't sleep. i wake up and my heart's beating so fast, i can't even breathe. jessica's still being monitored but she's one of the first released from jail since donald trump's policy of separating migrant parents from their children started. there was a lot of publicity
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surrounding the release of this group of parents, but none has as yet been reunited with their child. unfortunately, some of the parents were led to believe that when that bus arrived here, that their children were going to be inside waiting for them, and that was tragic. that is not the way that it works. you need to understand that there are over 100 facilities throughout the us that are presently detaining over 10,000 minor children. as it stands, immigrants are within their rights to claim asylum in the us and then have their cases assessed. undoubtedly, and it may have been part of the calculation, what's the last few weeks have done is make people think twice about coming to america, however difficult their situation at home. do you regret trying to come to the usa? translation: of course i do, a lot. never did i imagine it was going to be like this, that they would take our kids.
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our children are not to blame for anything. donald trump announced no more parents will be separated from their children, but it now appears that could mean whole families are detained together, and for longer. the american government has now asked its military to prepare areas on its bases where thousands of migrants can be detained, including here at fort bliss. far from feeling that this crisis is over, human rights groups are now even more worried about the next phase of donald trump's immigration policy could look like. aleem maqbool, bbc news, in el paso, texas. president trump has said he will discuss russian meddling during the 2016 us presidential election with president putin when the two leaders meet in helsinki next month. the president also confirmed they would talk about the current conflicts in syria and yemen. meanwhile, mr trump has once again spoken out about the treatment given to the us by the world trade
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organsiation, but said he is not considering withdrawing at this point. the wildfires raging across the pennine moors have been described as the biggest in living memory by local fire officers, but that didn't stop one farmer risking his own life for his livestock, as stuart flinders reports. through the smoke, braving the flames, this farmer rescued a50 sheet when the fire started. we had to get through the flames to see the sheep so we had to work your way through the fire, smoke, one sheep nearly did not make it. this is a baby. she has scabs on her legs. she seems to be breathing quite heavily... there may be fluent in
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her lungs. we have given herfluids and antibiotics and penicillin, we cannot do anything else. he thinks he knows who started the fire. group of lads on the motor bikes we re group of lads on the motor bikes were seen, group of lads on the motor bikes were seen, they were there and then the fire started and then were speeding off so you can make your own mind up on that. the authorities say claims such as these will be investigated by the now the priority has to be bringing the fire under control. where there is evidence, will be followed up. i can give you that assurance. if people have evidence, bring it forward and we will make sure it is thoroughly investigated. one man from bolton has been arrested on suspicion of
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the fire in the winter hill. cumbria and northumbria fire services have been helping. other major incident have made these the busiest week in the history of the greater manchester fire service. the carbon dioxide shortage which has hit britain's food and drink industry has now spread to crumpets. the simultaneous shutdown of several major carbon dioxide plants is effecting supplies of many everyday products, including soft drinks, beers and meat. here's our business correspondent, emma simpson, her report does contain some flashing images. crumpets, one of our favourite treats. they should be making 25,000 of them an hour at this factory. but the production lines have ground to a halt. two of warburtons' big bakeries have run out of co2. this is the point at which we package our crumpets and here we fill every packet with c02. that helps us maintain the freshness
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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. why is there a shortage? a lot of carbon dioxide is created as a by—product when making fertiliser. plants usually scale back production in the summer, but this year, even more than normal, just as demand for drinks has shot
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up thanks to the world cup and the hot weather. the shortages are even causing problems in abattoirs. they need co2 to stun pigs and poultry before slaughter. 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 with 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. a father is proving an internet hit after he was filmed stepping onto stage to help his young daughter
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who'd froze with stage fright during a ballet routine, in maidstone. michael hicks had been practising so hard with his a—year—old daughter, amelia, he knew the routine too. charlie rose reports. after months of practice. little amelia is finally on stage for the first ballet performance but u nfortu nately first ballet performance but unfortunately the smiles backstage are now replaced by tears. for the four—year—old, standing in front of a big audience was all too much. four—year—old, standing in front of a big audience was all too muchlj was proud to see her with a big happy smiley face and then she froze. we looked at each other and he just knew he had to go up on stage and help her out. without delay, he sweeps his daughter up in his arms and saves his daughter. what was it like having daily on stage? it is good. why? he came and
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rescued me. what did that feel like? happy. then the unease. good girls. can you tap your toes as well, like you keep it in the water. luckily, he had been close attention at class and the audience appreciated his skill. i have been watching and practising with amelia so it has definitely helped us. their performance brought the house down, winning the hearts of the audience. what a double act! now it's time for a look at the weather with ben rich.
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a story of more of the same. friday was the fifth consecutive day with temperatures above 30 degrees. plenty of heat and so showed but there is just a plenty of heat and so showed but there isjust a chance plenty of heat and so showed but there is just a chance of a heavy downpour. at the moment, you can see the swirling area of cloud close to iberia and it could bring showers to the south—west on sunday at before that happens, very warm and from the near continent. start saturday morning with a fair amount of cloud. rolling in from the north sea. u nless rolling in from the north sea. unless you are up very early, you will not notice it too much. things warming up quickly and looking at
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blue sky and sunshine just about across the border. temperatures up in the mid— 20s. somewhere to the west of london and west wales, we could again touch 30 degrees. the knights have not been particularly warm. but as we go into saturday night and sunday morning, the heat sticking around. further north still relatively cool and fresh. on sunday, this cloud will be manifesting itself in the form of a frontal system which could french showers to parts of the midlands, wales. if it pops up it could be heavy and sundry. elsewhere in lots of sunshine. warm air drag in and the centre of london hitting high
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temperatures. into the new working week, low pressure churning to the south. the risk of one or two showers. but there will be a lot of dry weather with long spells of sunshine and temperatures up into the 20s and perhaps hitting 30 degrees. not much change in the next few days. hello. this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment. first, the headlines at 11:30. 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. if you want to reach a deal in october we need great progress. this is the last call to lay the cards on the table. after marathon talks at today's summit, a deal was struck to set up
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