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is that. four young men are killed and three people injured, after a collision between a car and a taxi in leeds. those who died were aged between 18 and 21. police say the car had been travelling "at speed." plans for fewer patients in england to be given nhs treatment for a range of conditions, including tonsils removal and breast reduction. chanting: no kkk, no fascist usa! tens of thousands protest across the united states over
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president trump's hardline immigration policies. commentator: giroud gets it through... he's done it again! and the moment france secured their place in the world cup quarter—finals, with a thrilling win over argentina. good evening. four young men, three of them teenagers, have died in a crash in leeds. they were in a vehicle which collided with a taxi early this morning. two teenage girls who were in the car are in hospital — one is in a critical condition, and the taxi driver is also said to be seriously hurt. police say it appears the car was being driven at speed on the city's outer ring road in horsforth at the time of the collision. sarah walton sent this report. the sound of this morning's crash woke many of the residents here on leeds‘ outer ring road. a car carrying six people collided with a taxi at about 20 to three. those living nearby were some of the first to help.
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we didn't think it was this serious. i took some blankets and just some water. i thought, "it'sjust a car crash, and we probably should come and help them." but then when we went outside, we saw the scene, like, you know, it was horrible. four men aged between 18 and 21 were declared dead at the scene. a 16—year—old girl who was also in the car is in a critical condition, while another passenger — a 17—year—old girl — and the driver of the taxi are being treated for non—life—threatening injuries. police are investigating, but say they believe the car was travelling at speed. it was absolutely devastating. a really significant impact. and, as i say, we have four young men, between the ages of 18 to 21, who died at the scene. some in the area say this stretch is known for speeding. we get woken up all the time with people putting their foot down. i mean, it's 40 mph — they're clearly going a lot faster, and i said last week to our lass,
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"something bad's going to happen on this road," and lo and behold... the car was travelling in this direction when it collided with a taxi coming the other way. the impact was so big that it took police more than ten hours to examine the scene and reopen the road. through the day, friends and relatives of those who died have been leaving tributes beside the road. police are now asking anyone with information to help with their inquiries. sarah walton, bbc news, leeds. the nhs in england is proposing to restrict the numbers of patients being offered treatments such as the removal of tonsils or varicose veins, and haemorrhoid surgery. the move to cut down on procedures deemed ineffective or risky is likely to affect 100,000 people every year, and save the nhs an estimated £200 million a year. richard lister reports.
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skin grafts, as you can see, i had plastic surgery to try to rebuild it... samantha lilley‘s spent much of her life in and out of hospital. she has a rare genetic syndrome which causes limb defects and skin lesions. surgery can ease her pain, but access to such procedures could be restricted under these new proposals, and she's worried about her future quality of life. i shouldn't have to live with something that causes me pain and suffering when the nhs is supposed to be there — its purpose was to make people's lives easier, not just to save them. the skin lesion surgery samantha has had in the past is one of the treatments nhs england says may have more risks than benefits. among the others are surgery for snoring and varicose veins, tonsillectomies and injections for nonspecific back pain. altogether, there are 17 procedures which nhs england thinks should no longer be offered routinely because other treatments may be more effective. this is not stopping things from happening. this is looking at things more critically. something that is ineffective
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is obviously something that will be unnecessary and, even more than that, it can potentially harm patients, things that do not work. any drug that you take, any intervention that you have, potentially carries harm. nhs england believes physiotherapy, injections or changes to diet could often be more effective alternatives. the plans will be opened for consultation next week, and health officials say they could prevent 100,000 unnecessary operations, saving £200 million each year. but as thousands gathered in london to mark the 70th anniversary of the nhs, the british medical association said the government's focus should be on expanding healthcare options, not reducing them. richard lister, bbc news. lancashire fire and rescue service have declared a major incident, after two large moorland fires near bolton in lancashire merged. the public have been urged to stay away from the fires on winter hill and scout road. several roads in the area have been closed.
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firefighters tackling the blaze say it will take days to extinguish, but there are fears that it may take much longer. tata steel and the german industrial group thyssenkrupp have agreed a merger that will create europe's second—biggest steelmaker. together, they ll have a workforce of around 48,000, with the merged group anticipating costs savings of £350 million to £440 million a year. unions have welcomed the agreement as it will ensure britain's largest steel plant, at port talbot in south wales, stays
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operational until at least 2026. tomos morgan reports. over a shroud of uncertainty, sacrifices have been made over the past two and a half years — sacrifices to ensure tata remains operational in the uk. jobs are being cut, pension terms reduced, but now it seems the steelworkers have some security. port talbot is home to almost half of tata's british workforce, and today's news is most welcome to scott bamsey, who along with several family members has worked in the steelworks all his adult life. morale has been really low over the last five years. i think today has given us some sort of clear future, and a bit of a wait for shoulders. within the merger is a commitment to invest in extending the life of the blast furnace — a key part of production here in south wales. without this commitment, the rest of the uk operation suffers. something the unions have been battling for all along this process. what we need now is a period of stability. not worrying about their jobs or the security, for them to get for them to get on and do — and make steel, what they are best at. around 10% of tata's current uk business is shipped to america, so the creation of a larger european giant, better equipped to deal with the world market, comes at a crucial time, as the imminent threat of the recent us steel tariffs and its knock—on
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effect looms over the industry. there will be some voluntary redundancies as part of this merger, mostly in administrative roles, but there will be no compulsory redundancies for the steelworkers at port talbot, and tata's other uk factories. some certainty, some security — for now at least — after what's been such a turbulent few years. tomos morgan, bbc news, port talbot. talks aimed at stopping the fighting between government forces and rebels in southern syria have ended in failure. the rebels were attempting to negotiate a ceasefire with the government's russian allies in order to stop a major offensive by syrian military forces in daraa province. but the rebels have reportedly rejected what they called a humiliating demand that they surrender. thousands of people have been holding demonstrations across the united states, to protest against president trump's immigration policies. the rallies were organised before mr trump ordered an end to the widely—criticised practice of separating the children
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of suspected illegal immigrants from their parents. the protesters say government efforts to reunite those families are completely inadequate, as our washington correspondent chris buckler reports. chanting: no trump, no kkk, no fascist usa. a nation that was built on the back of immigration seems more than ever divided by the issue. vote them out! no hate, no fear! immigrants are welcome here! across america, tens of thousands gathered, to protest at how people are treated when they arrive at this country's borders. from new york to san francisco, families marched together in support of otherfamilies. no kids should be put injail. in washington, on a stage that could be seen from the white house, children were among those sending a message to president trump. you could imagine if someone took away our kids, you know, under the guise of giving them a bath... it's horrible, we want the families together,
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we want them to be together as soon as possible. and you know, we're here to make our voices heard. it was public anger that forced donald trump to change his policy of separating families, however there is concern here that many parents have still not been reunited with their children. and there's also a worry about what will come next. this suggestion that families could simply be held together. but president trump knows among his supporters there are many who want this border with mexico to remain secure. and he believes america couldn't cope with the huge numbers that want to make the country its home. i can't imagine being these people. i can't imagine not speaking the language. i can't imagine not having lawyers. i can't imagine not knowing what's going to happen to you. this day of action was planned before the outcry over family separations, but the white house knows the president's polarising policies will remain under close scrutiny. chris buckler, bbc news, washington. the prime minister has praised
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the "professionalism and bravery" of service personnel at an event at llandudno in north wales to mark uk armed forces day. theresa may also said the united kingdom would continue to be a leading military power despite pressure from mps to increase defence spending. now, with a thrilling day of world cup action, and all of today's sport, we can join 0lly foster in moscow. 0lly... olly... reeta, what a start to the first knockout round in russia. match of the day will have full highlights after the news. the world's two best players went out of the world cup today. cristiano ronaldo's portugal lost to uruguay in sochi and lionel messi's argentina were beaten by france 11—3 in a classic in kazan. 0ur sports news correspondent richard conway was at the match. messi and ronaldo — the greatest rivalry in world football — writ large.
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these murals greeted argentina's players as they drew back the curtains of their hotel rooms in kazan this morning. and outside, an expectant public — some desperate to catch any glimpse they could — willed their team to continue on their world cup journey by defeating france. even the best, though, can have bad days. commentator: mascherano won't get near him... with just 13 minutes down, kylian mbappe's speed caused havoc in the argentine defence, resulting in the 25th penalty of the tournament. antoine griezmann... france have the lead! but argentina fought back, angel di maria with a superb strike to make it 1—1. before mercado redirected messi's shot after the break to give them the lead. deflected in! the french response, though, was swift — and overwhelming. pavard's sublime technique brought the scores level. and then came the knockout blows. france's teenage sensation ramming home the third... mbappe! and a decisive fourth. he's done it again! aguero scored in injury—time to make it 4—3,
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but it was all too late. magnifique from mbappe, misery for messi. a changing of the guard is under way. so argentina are going home. the sun finally settling on their world cup hopes, but what of portugal? could they overcome uruguay to claim their place in the quarterfinals? with four goals already in this world cup, cristiano ronaldo perhaps sensed a chance to claim the one trophy that has eluded him so far. but uruguay struck first, and fast. luis suarez‘s whipped cross, edinson cavani with a cheeky finish. ronaldo stretched every sinew, only to hit the wall. half—time, and with 45 minutes to turn things around, the captain rallied his men. and the response came quickly. pepe to the rescue to make it 1—1, but cavani wasn't done just yet... cavani!
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full—time, and ronaldojoins messi in exiting the world cup, a tournament with scant regard for reputation or fame. richard conway, bbc news, kazan. well, away from the world cup to the 0ne—day cup final at lords where hampshire beat kent by 61 runs, riley roussouw hit a blistering 125 as they posted 330 for 7, that's a record total for a lords final, and they then bowled kent out for 269. it's hampshire's seventh success in a one—day final at lord's. wimbledon starts on monday, and two—time champion andy murray remains tentative ahead of his first round match against france's benoit paire — murray only returned to competitive tennis 11 days ago after nearly a year out after hip surgery. i'm sort ofjust taking every day as
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it comes right now. i'm only ten days into a recovery from, you know, pretty serious injury, which started around this time last year, and, yeah, ijust around this time last year, and, yeah, i just kind around this time last year, and, yeah, ijust kind of need to see how i feel every day, but in terms of winning this event, i have no belief 01’ winning this event, i have no belief or thought that that is going to happen, really. lewis hamilton was pipped to pole by his mercedes team—mate valteri bottas ahead of tomorrow's austrian grand prix in spielberg. hamilton leads the standings and his closest challenger sebastian vettel was demoted three places to sixth on the grid for blocking carlos sainz. at the british athletics championships in birmingham, dina asher—smith won the 100 metres title. she is the british record holder and set a new championship record of 10.97 seconds, ahead of daryll neyta and bianca williams. reece prescod won the men's race. one other athletics story — the former olympic and world 400
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at the age of 34. more on that on the bbc sport website and much more world cup news as well of course. many thanks, 0lly. you can see more on all of today's stories on the bbc news channel. that's all from me. good night. hello. june has been exceptionally dry across many parts of the uk. we had the heat and sunshine for and wait. for the first day ofjuly, there will probably be more of the same. in the south west we have the chance of picking up a few thundery downpours. here, we will be closest to this developing area of cloud rotating around an area of low pressure and that high —based cloud is drifting towards the south—west. the wind direction ahead of that looks slightly different tomorrow, south—easterly, still the heat from
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the continent, but also more humidity in the south, and with that and that cloud we eventually will get some storm. notjust yet. 0vernight would probably be dry, clear skies for the most part, cloud approaching the northwest and perhaps by the morning a few storms approaching the channel islands hello. this is bbc news. the headlines: it's emerged that the environment secretary, michael gove, tore up a report on theresa may's preferred option for a new customs relationship with the eu. he was said to be "livid" when presented with the document, as it wrongly suggested his brexit working group had agreed the plan was viable. 0ur political correspondent, chris mason, told me more about what had happened.
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michael gove was presented with this summary of his working group's discussions around this really thorny issue of the customs arrangement after brexit. most of the people on his subcommittee are sceptical about this idea of a new customs partnership which is favoured by the prime minister. the summary was presented by civil servants for him to look at. he looked at it and felt it didn't accurately reflect his deep scepticism about this particular model, which he thinks would be too bureaucratic to implement. so that is one of the models. the other is called maximum facilitation, or maxfac, for short. that is the one brexiteers prefer? yes, maximum facilitation is broadly favoured by brexiteers, yes, maximum facilitation, a reliance on technology,
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is broadly favoured by brexiteers, but the subcommittee of ministers looking at it has a more remainy bent to it, people who had advocated remain during the referendum, so they have been looking at that. michael gove and his colleagues have been looking at this other option and we are in this countdown now, as we always are in the brexit process, towards the next big moment coming up on friday, this chequers meeting taking place on friday where the prime minister gets a senior team together at this country house in buckinghamshire and they attempt to reach some sort of agreement, which is going to be a nightmare for the prime minister because we know of the divisions that exist. and this is all prior to this white paper that is going to be unveiled, this government consultation document effectively setting out what they hope will be their big pitch to brussels before this big summit that comes up in the autumn. so october is now the date we are looking forward to. we had the summit last week. in the end, we didn't expect much progress and there wasn't much progress when it came to brexit, but this decision next week has to be made if we are going to get any progress by october, does it? it does.
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how much we learn immediately after that get—together in chequers, who knows, because they will be able to say after it, wait for the white paper, this document that will set out their ideas. that will be scrutinised by brussels over the summer, although brussels pretty much packs up and disappears throughout august. when you start looking at the number of working weeks between now and that summit in october, psychologically, 0ctober seems a million miles away because we're in the middle of a heatwave and the rest of it. in terms of working weeks, it's not that many. and there is a reasonable chance that come 0ctober, things mightjust drift towards november and there could be a further delay. but by that stage, you are very much weeks away from brexit happening at the end of next march. and you don't envy the prime minister trying to bring these big characters in her cabinet together, to bang their heads together, if you like, to get some sort of agreement. the power of the individual cabinet members, i guess, is being shown by them feeling that they can say what they like in public,
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and the idea of cabinet responsibility seemingly gone by the wayside. yeah, the relative power of those individual voices, coupled with the relative weakness of a prime minister who was wounded as a result of the general election from a year ago. the best spin she can put on it, and it's true, is that her cabinet, like her party, is divided in the way that the country is on brexit. but she has to plot some way through it. it has arguably been sensible for her to play for time up to now, defer things and try and avoid confrontation, but there is only but there is only so long you can do that when you're confronted with trying to secure a deal and the deadline to do that getting ever closer. there's been a surge in uk citizens acquiring the nationality of another eu country since the brexit referendum, that's according to data obtained by the bbc from 17 eu member states. the rise is thought to be down to britons who meet the criteria seeking to keep the legal rights attached to european union membership. matt cole reports. it's two years since this moment,
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the eu referendum and victory for the leave campaign. since then, there has been a big rise in the number of uk citizens getting new nationalities. in 2017, 12,994 uk citizens obtained the nationality of one of the 17 member states from which the bbc has received figures. this compares with 5,025 in 2016 and 1,800 in 2015. it's really a sense of still having that door open and being able to get up and go if you really want to. most of the people we know who are getting citizenship in other eu countries have no intention of living there, it's just knowing the fact that they have that citizenship in their back pocket. the most frequent new nationality was german, with a twelvefold increase between 2015—2017. french was the second most popular
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nationality, and then belgian. some of these numbers relate to people translating long—term residency of countries into citizenship, though not always included, for instance, are those using family descendant rights, such as the tens of thousands using their parents or grandparents to claim an irish passport. matt cole, bbc news. water companies across the uk are warning customers to urgently reduce how much they use amid increased demand during the heatwave. the first hose—pipe ban to be introduced in northern ireland in nearly 25 years came into force last night , while united utilities has warned a ban could follow in north—west england. peter ruddick reports. as the mercury rises, the water flows. however, it is the scale of the increased demand during the recent heatwave that is beginning to seriously worry utility companies. in rugby, bottle stations were
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opened as a precaution amid fears a nearby water storage facility could run dry this weekend. customers are being asked to conserve supplies and it is a story being played out across the country. severn trent says people are using about one third more water than usual. it has led to several disruptions and outages already, and they are asking everyone to act neighbourly. in the north—west, united utilities says it needs urgent help or they may be forced to introduce a hosepipe ban on monday. they have asked people not to wash their cars or take baths this weekend. a ban is already in place in northern ireland, it came into effect on friday evening and it is the first to be imposed in the nation for nearly a quarter of a century. the problem is not a lack of water, as reservoirs are actually nearly full after a rainy spring. however, huge spikes in peak—time demand mean companies are struggling to treat the water quick enough so it is ready to be supplied to our homes. the problem we've got is that people are watering gardens
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and using so much more water that it is going out of the pipes as fast as we can get it in. some of the pipes are enormous, probably about that size, and some can go down to that size serving an individual street. that size will not get bigger and we can only get a certain amount of water down it. with hot and dry conditions set to continue into next week, both weather and water warnings could be here to stay. peter ruddick, bbc news. it's time for a look at the weather with darren. we didn't quite make it six days in a row with 30 degree heat, but we weren't far away and for most parts of the uk, it was another day with lots of strong sunshine and hardly a cloud in the sky. for tomorrow, there may be a bit more cloud in a few areas. for many of us, it will still be hot and sunny but there is the chance of catching one or two showers and maybe some thunderstorms. the main chance of catching those comes from this area of cloud around a slowly rotating area of low pressure that is pushing that cloud
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towards the north—west of the uk. there is more humidity for southern parts of the uk, with the wind more from the south—east this time. at the moment, very little wind around at all. we will see some short—lived mist and low cloud patches developing, mainly across central scotland and north—east england. at the same time, we have this band of clouds threatening to bring a bit of rain towards the far north—west of scotland, but for large parts of the uk, sunday will be another dry and sunny day. temperatures across scotland and northern ireland are typically into the mid—20s. let's focus on the showers, because they threaten to bring some heavy and thundery downpours, but they will be very hit and miss.
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later in the day, we could see showers heading towards parts of sussex and surrey, but the greatest threat is more towards the south—west. that remains the case overnight as we head into monday. any remaining showers will fade away, drifting towards the south—west. again, lots of dry weather and sunshine around, hardly a cloud in the sky. the threat of showers continues to clip the far south—west of england and the channel islands, but the detail is proving elusive. as we look ahead to the first week ofjuly, we will find little change in the weather. it should be dry and sunny for most, with still the chance of one or two storms. hello. this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow
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mornings papers in a moment — but first the headlines. four young men have been killed after two cars crashed in leeds in the early hours of this morning. police are appealing for information. patients in england may no longer be able to have some procedures that are deemed ‘ineffective'. new proposals mean treatments ranging from tonsil removal to haemorroid surgery will be offered to fewer people.
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