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this is bbc news. the headlines. dozens of fire crews continue to tackle an aggressive moorland fire near bolton. lancashire fire brigade say they expect the blaze to continue for days. a major incident has been declared. it is a dangerous area at the moment. in terms of public safety, the advice would be to simply stay off anywhere around the moorland of winter hill. a young girl has died after she was reportedly thrown from an inflatable on a beach in norfolk. an investigation has been launched to etablish the circumstances surrounding the incident. the head of nhs england says extensive planning is under way to prepare the health service for a no—deal brexit. at the start of a crunch week for brexit, 30 conservative mps demand the prime minister takes a tough line with eu negotiators. the communities secretary, says he is "confident" cabinet will agree a common position later this week. i think there is no doubt that there is strong views on either side and that is what i would expect as we lead into the discussions on friday. polls open across mexico after a campaign marred by the worst political violence in decades.
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extra security measures have been taken, after more than 130 candidates and political workers have been killed since campaigning began last september. andy murray withdraws from wimbledon as he continues to recoverfrom hip surgery. and... heading to extra time — russia and spain draw1 — 1 as the full time whistle blows. both teams are fighting for a place in the world cup quarter finals. good afternoon. more than 100 fire fighters are working in what's being described as "extremely testing conditions" at the scene of a huge moorland fire in lancashire. yesterday strong winds led to two fires merging — the result now covers several square miles.
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officials say it could take at least a week to put out the flames. 0ur correspondent sarah walton has this report. the fires are still burning. pockets of the north west of england are now covered by smoke and ash as the landscape is tinder—dry with strong winds fanning the flames. this is a blaze thatjust refuses to be beaten. the fires at winter hill started on thursday near a major tv transmitter that serves nearly 7 million viewers. three days on, more than 100 firefighters are still tackling it. this fire is over quite an extensive area, on two faces of winter hill. so we've got two areas in the region of about four square kilometres each and also significant fire fronts. so there's aggressive fire fighting going on in areas to stop it spreading towards the forestry and further areas of vegetation. crews on the ground are getting help from helicopters and trenches have been built to try to protect nearby buildings. people are being told
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to stay away and to keep doors and windows closed. a 22—year—old man from bolton has been arrested on suspicion of arson. 30 miles away, 100 soldiers are still helping crews fight a separate fire at saddleworth moor. they are expected to be there for another 2a hours. what is really needed here is rain and lots of it but there's none forecast for days. sarah walton, bbc news, winter hill. a young girl has died after being thrown from an inflatable that some eyewitnesses say appeared to explode on a norfolk beach. the child was thrown from the inflatable at gorleston beach just after eleven o'clock this morning, and paramedics took her to hospital, but she died of her injuries. an investigation has been launched to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident. the head of the nhs in england has revealed that the health service is preparing for the possibility of a no deal brexit.
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simon stevens says there's been extensive planning to make sure the uk continues to get the medical supplies it needs in "all scenarios."?meanwhile the communities secretary, james brokenshire, has said he's confident the cabinet will reach an agreement on brexit, when it meets at chequers this week. tom barton reports. how does the nhs ensure it can get the staff, equipment and medicine it needs if britain leaves the eu without a trade deal? that's the question nhs organisations are grappling with, according to the man responsible for running the health service in england. there is extensive work under way now between the department of health, other parts of government, the life sciences industry, pharma companies, so nobody is pretending this is a desirable situation, but if that's where we get to, then it will not have been unforeseen. but while the nhs is working out what to do if the government can't reach a deal with the eu, ministers insist theirfocus isn't on preparing for no deal, but on getting a good one.
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we are preparing for all eventualities. the point, though, is that our focus, our attention, all of that detail and effort, must be about getting that deal. that is what is in the best interest of our country. but of course, we must be prepared and we will be. the cabinet is badly split on what that deal should look like, with several ministers making their personal views publicly known over the last couple of weeks. infighting that today has drawn scorn from the labour leader. you get the feeling that every time somebody in the government thinks, "we really should get an agreement," we get cabinet ministers going off on a tangent. and also, the white paper on the objectives, well, goodness, the referendum was two years ago and the white paper is only going to come out after apparently a weekend party at chequers for the cabinet. and that meeting at chequers this friday is key and a big challenge. finding proposals for the future relationship with the eu that every
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member of the cabinet can sign up to. tom barton, bbc news. i spoke to tom barton a little earlier, and he started by explaining why friday's cabinet meeting is so crucial. they are there to discuss just one key question which is how close should britain be to the eu after brexit? that is a key question because frankly, cabinet is incredibly divided, deep divisions and very public divisions. just yesterday, we saw michael gove letting it be known that he had physically ripped up a report which suggested, a government report which suggested he backed theresa may's preferred option of a customs partnership and we have had borisjohnson being publicly denounced by ministers who supported remain at the referendum for using, how can i put it, a dismissive expletive when talking about business. but ultimately, all of these ministers need to line up behind a government policy. 0n how to get out, this
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is a position where it's not going to be possible to maintain the idea you can have different views, you've got to sign up to a common position? yeah, and that's the issue, up to now there's been a breakdown in discipline because nobody, because they are tussling to set what the government position is. this meeting on friday, they are going to lock them in a room at chequers and say, "no one is coming out until you can agree, until you can find a position that you all agree on". to be a fly on that wall! absolutely. that position will become a white paper, a formal government document and will form the basis for the next round of eu negotiations about the future relationship. so let's be clear with people, we've agreed with the eu when we are leaving, the end of march next year. we have agreed the sort of transition, broadly, and some elements to be finalised but essentially, the terms for a year 01’ more while we are getting out, while we adjust but this is the next negotiation, exactly what our relationship with the eu will be when we are no
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longer a member of the eu and when the transition period is finished. exactly right, the end of march next year, we leave the eu but actually, for a period of time up to a couple of years, the end date is still slightly movable, there will be a relationship which is almost identical to how it is today. but during that time, the government needs to agree what it is going to look like after that period and at the moment, they can't agree among themselves what it should be. never mind with the eu. exactly and at some point, they have to agree and friday is about getting them to agree amongst themselves and then the process of getting that agreed by the eu begins. a bit of lobbying by one of the big unions ahead of this important meeting this week. they released a poll, i think. this is the unite union, the biggest affiliate union of the labour party, the biggest donor to the labour party, and this isn't the union themselves but the people's vote campaign, the campain for a vote for a second referendum essentially to approve whatever deal the government agrees with the eu. or not.
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right, but this campaign have done a poll of members of the unite union which is significant becausejeremy corbyn is very clear he does not back a second referendum under any circumstances. interestingly, so does the unite union and yet this poll shows that its membership disagrees with both the union and the labour leadership. there's been a lot of debate around jeremy corbyn‘s position, a suggestion that he is in a different place to the majority of his membership. that is something the people's vote campaign are very keen to highlight and i think they are using the poll to make that very point. the rail operator, govia thameslink, could be stripped of its franchises unless its services in the south east of england start to improve. passengers who use its thameslink and great northern trains are also set to be offered compensation equivalent
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to a months free travel. hundreds of thousands of people have faced weeks of disruption following the introduction of new timetables in may. people renting homes in england could be given more security, under government proposals to introduce a minimum tenancy term of three years. eight out of ten tenants currently have contracts of six or twelve months. ministers say longer agreements would strengthen communities. the polls have opened in mexico — after an election campaign marred by some of the bloodiest political violence in the country for decades. security has been tightened with more than one—hundred—and—thirty candidates and political workers killed since september. voters are electing a president as well as members of congress, senators, governors, and mayors. our news correspondent will grant is in mexico city. earlier he explained why today's election is such a turning point for the country. mexico has been through at least two administrations of the military—led drug war against the cartels
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in the country. but really, some of the things that have the electorate so angry, go even beyond that, decades worth of inequality, corruption, impunity and of course, the drug violence, too. taking all of those things together, it makes for a very, very difficult picture for ordinary mexicans who really, you know, feel they have had enough and they want the country to be taken in a different direction economically, politically and the frontrunner, andres manuel lopez 0brador, the former mayor of mexico city, is trying to offer that, saying that the time is now to take mexico in a new direction and that he is the man to do that. is the violence a reflection then of his credibility as a candidate? in other words, is this evidence of the cartels trying to fight back or is it not as simple as that, is it more complicated, the victims and the political workers who have been killed in the last few months, do they all come from one side? well, you know, i lived in mexico
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for three orfour years, and now i am back and forward constantly between here and elsewhere in the region, and i don't think i have seen it as fractured as it is now. it is hard to pinpoint a single cartel in the way that you used to be able to. there are so many different groups that have broken up since their main heads have been arrested or killed. it is a very complicated mosaic of violence and different competing interests. added to that, the state institutions are so tightly associated with the cartels, that might be the police in places, the military, the mayors of small towns, it is a really difficult picture. what is in front of the next president is going to be extremely difficult to break that down and sort of pacify the country a bit but that is definitely what the electorate want from andres manuel lopez 0brador if he goes on to win. the polls have opened
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already and we can see voting going on around mexico under tight security already, to protect voters and obviously the poll workers. when are we likely to get indication of whether or not 0brador has managed to win the election? i think by the very end of the night here, early morning in the uk, we should start getting a very clear picture of who has won. up until this stage, mr lopez 0brador has been somewhere around 20—25 points ahead of his closest rival. his supporters believe it is done, that this is a coronation, really. of course it is more complicated than that, you need those people who are so confident to actually turn out and not rest on their laurels and of course the opposition have not been completely decimated so far. they have still got loyal supporters. it is not a decided thing yet. but by about that time, early morning in the uk on monday, we should know who the next president of mexico is.
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millions of people who book their holidays online will be protected under new eu rules which come into force today. until now, trips booked via websites like expedia and on the beach did not have the same protection as traditional package holidays from travel agents. our business correspondent joe lynam has more. expedia,, ebookers and on the beach are all popular websites for booking holidays. but they are intermediaries. it means if things go wrong, they are not directly responsible. that ends today. more and more people are buying their holidays online, but they don't get the same protection as they would have got from a traditional travel agents. so, thanks to these changes today, anybody who buys a holiday and, for instance, there's an ash cloud, or the hotel isn't up to standard, or the airline goes bust, they'll be protected thanks to these new directives. 83% booked a holiday online last year.
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most of that was through booking sites. but only half of those holidays were financially protected if the hotel, airline or car rental company failed. that will change. but if you book each component part of your holiday separately, you won't get the new protections, as that's not considered a package holiday. when we book our holidays, we usually go online and just look for certain companies, making sure it's, like, atol protected. there's a lot of websites where you can get really good deals for holidays. i know we've been looking into a few, but ijust feel a bit cautious going forward with that because the deals are so good that we don't know if we're going to get the same protection. when i'm sort of looking at protection for a holiday, i don't really think that much about it. ijust usually, you know, find a kind of cheap insurance deal. the new protections — which are eu—wide — only apply to holidays bought from today, so if you've purchased already online and haven't travelled yet, you won't be covered. in that respect, travel insurance is always recommended. joe lynam, bbc news. the pakistan army has rescued two
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british mountaineers a quick update on the world cup match, russia against spain. it finished 1—1 at the end of full—time and they have at the first half of extra time and they are now playing the second half of extra time. we will have another 13 and a half minutes of this, really. assuming that neither of them break the deadlock, either one of them scorers and holds off until the end or both sides score or neither side scores, we will be in two penalties and sudden death play—off, which brings back unhappy memories for england supporters. it is currently 1—1 between russia and spain. the pakistan army has rescued two british mountaineers from the ultar sar peak in the hunza valley. the army said the climbers' tent had been hit by an avalanche. bruce normand and timothy miller were rescued by pilots
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at about 19,000 feet above sea level. another climber, from austria, died in the avalanche. a notorious career thief in france has escaped from prison... in a helicopter. 46 year old redwan fayeed — who is one of france's most wanted criminals — escaped from jail near paris this morning. it's fa—eed's second jailbreak. in 2013 he blasted his way out of a prison using dynamite and was on the run for six weeks. the headlines on bbc news... dozens of fire crews continue to tackle an aggressive moorland fire near bolton. lancashire fire brigade say they expect the blaze to continue for days. a young girl has died after she was reportedly thrown from an inflatable on a beach in norfolk. an investigation has been launched to establish the circumstances. the head of nhs england says extensive planning is under way to prepare the health service for a no—deal brexit. seven out of ten council leaders
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in england believe income tax needs to rise to fund adult social care. that's according to research by the local government association, which says more money is needed now. the department of health and social care says it will publish its proposals in the autumn. 0ur reporter simonjones has more. with an ageing population and a squeeze on council budgets, the strains on care services can no longer be ignored — that's the message from the local government association, which supports local authorities, ahead of its annual conference next week. although councils in england have been able to increase council tax in recent years to help meet the cost, many say it's not enough. it's the overwhelming concern of council leaders across the country that the crisis in the funding for social care is becoming more and more acute. the nhs will fall over unless councils get extra money to help people keep
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in their own homes. all chant: no nhs cuts! this weekend, thousands of people marched through central london to protest at what they say is the underfunding of the health service. the prime minister has pledged billions more for the nhs in england but councils are asking — what about social care? a survey of council leaders and cabinet members suggests 96% believe there is a major nationalfunding problem in adult social care. 89% think national taxation must be part of the solution. 70% say increases to income tax should be considered. just over half of english councils, which provide adult social care, responded to the local government association survey. here at the department of health and social care, they say they recognise the social care system is under pressure and they are committed to introducing reforms to ensure it's sustainable for the future. in the autumn, a consultation document will be published with proposals for debate. but the local government association says bold and radical political decisions are needed now.
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simon jones, bbc news. the search for 12 young boys and their football coach, trapped in a flooded cave in thailand, has entered its ninth day. rescue teams have been trying to reach deeper into the chambers of the tham luang cave in the hope of finding the children, who are all aged between 11 and 16. howard johnson reports. water, gushing out of the tham luang cave complex. earlier this week, engineers began pumping it out from a flooded cavern. other teams have also worked to divert streams from flowing into the area. what we are seeing here is part of a new superjet pump being delivered. it's hoped that when it's fully operational, even more water will be pumped out of the cave complex to the right of me here. the falling water levels have galvanised search and rescue teams. last night, thailand's elite navy seal divers returned to a chamber
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around a kilometre away from the pattaya beach, a high sandbank where many hope the missing boys and their football coach are sheltering. the team will now use fixed ropes and stockpiled air tanks to attempt to push further into the cave. but downstream from the pumping operation, paddy fields are being inundated with water. this village chief says more than 16 farmers have been affected, but his message to the community is simple — the priority is to save the missing 13. 0ne villager said the fate of the children is more important than her livelihood. translation: authorities need to release water onto our rice paddy. if it's to save the kids, we say, no worries. just let the water out to save their lives in the cave. and so as the rescue operation enters a critical second week, the people of thailand continue to support it with everything they have.
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in myanmar, authorities say some of the 700,000 rohingya muslims driven from their homes by a military crackdown last year have started to return. but there are fears for the safety of those who do travel back. the un says what happened in northern rahkine state was a text—book example of ethnic cleansing. journalists are normally banned from the area ? but our myanmar correspondent nick beake managed to get there and sent this special report. 0n the scrap of land between two countries, a people who have lost everything. the rohingya living in fear, limbo and in desperate need of a home. this is no man's land between myanmar, from where they fled rape and murder, and bangladesh, where they see no future. we are crying.
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nobody want to live this... please help us to go back to our homeland, to put more pressure on the myanmar government. the government here in myanmar that insists it wants to bring home these rohingya families as quickly as possible. but they are deeply sceptical. they believe they are the people that no country wants. they escaped from this lush landscape. we have managed tojoin a government trip to rakhine state, billed as a chance to see peace and stability. but there is a dark history here because all along the route, we glimpse remnants of rohingha muslim villages, burned to the ground last year. they torched their own homes, is the burmese army's explanation. for a moment, we lose our minders. this is part of the trip they did not want us to see, but we have managed to stop here. this used to be a rohingha village.
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the people are long gone. if you look around, you can see evidence of fire here and all along this stretch of the countryside, you find spots like this. they are trying to usher us away again. why can we not going here? why can we not go inside? this is very dangerous. something... what happened, we don't know. please don't come in there. it is time to move on. myanmar claims it is working hard to bring back any rohingha who want to return. so, we are taken to a reception centre — fully staffed, but no one to register. then we are invited to meet these men. unprompted, they produce newly—issued id cards. we are told they are among 138 returning rohingha who have already been processed. but it soon appears they have never actually been to bangladesh. next, a village — the only place where the military has
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admitted its soldiers killed rohingha civilians in the latest violence. the families still here are ethnic rakhine — buddhists. their hatred of their former muslim neighbours is clear. this woman says she would be petrified if they returned. we tracked down the village administrator. how would you describe the rohingha people in three words? he only needs one. terrorists? the un says this corner of myanmar is not ready to receive the stranded rohingha, that they wouldn't be safe. and so, for now, they remain homeless, helpless, as the world watches on. nick beake, bbc news, rakhine state, myanmar. it's more than a0 years since the first performance of the play the elephant man — the story ofjoseph merrick, so severely disfigured
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that he became a circus exhibit to survive. but the role of the lead character has never been played by a disabled person — until now. amanda parr reports. step in and see! stand up, you bloody donkey, up! up! rollup, rollup, to see the elephant man. the star of victorian freak shows. a figure of keen interest to the medical community. and in this production, an iconic disabled role reclaimed. it's a strident step beyond whatjamie beddard calls the lazy and offensive casting of the past. the only elephant man i've seen was done by non—disabled actors, which i don't think is acceptable. me being disabled, me being an actor, me doing the elephant man, i really hope makes it a bit more authentic and a bit more meaningful.
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i need to do a good job to do itjustice. jamie says working with drama school graduates like this will normalise inclusion and exciting approaches to casting. not having that slightly strange feeling that you're approaching subject matter that you don't have a right to talk about, nowjamie's here, we can explore that and that's a huge experience for so many people out there and it's nice to put it onto a big stage like bristol old vic and it's amazing to be doing this at this stage of our careers. i don't know. i think what we're doing is, if you open up theatre to everyone, the possibilities are kind of infinite and i think it's time that we saw more people represented on stage from everywhere, i guess.
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and, you know, that's where things are going. i kind of feel that we're on a roll and it's really nice to be part of that, actually. stink, stink, stink. the show includes integrated captioning and sign language, audio description, touch tours, relaxed performances and better wheelchair positions in the auditorium. in bristol 0ld vic's year of change, it's a ground—breaking project with a clear mission. to embrace the fact that differences enrich — both in this show and the world beyond. with a track passing through the bronte country and acting as filmset for the railway children, worth valley railway is one of west yorkshires top attractions. and this weekend it's celebrating it's 50th anniversary. the line was re—opened for business back in the late 60s by a group of railway enthusiasts — after it was closed to passengers earlier in the decade.
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now over a hundred thousand people a year enjoy the route. phil bodmer reports. it was a little—known yorkshire branch line made famous by a 1970 british movie. the railway children, starring jenny agutter and bernard cribbins, became a global hit. but injune, 1968, a small group of volunteers, determined to save their local line, were not to know that. exactly 50 years on from that original journey from keighley to 0xenhope, it's been recreated using the original tank engine number a1241. access to platform three can be made by using the subway located in the middle of platform four.
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fireman phil heelis was on that footplate injune, 1968. this is one of the few railways that is a complete branch line and the thinking behind it originally was, "the british railways are going to close our branch line, we'll take it over and run it ourselves." to mark the 50th anniversary, a modern—day locomotive was named after it. this day is really to mark the volunteers' achievements over the last 50 years because we have done a lot of things on the railways, such as rebuilding stations, restoring a huge fleet of locomotives. the original train fare back in 1968 was four shillings. some of today's passengers were on that very first one. i was in this very carriage on this very train 50 years ago and i was there as a journalist, as a newspaper reporter. and i turned up to interview an old chap called ken roberts who looked after this carriage, and indeed is still involved
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with it, and ken said, "before i talk to you," he said, "here's a brush, sweep it out." today is very special for me, very special. didn't expect to be actually on this train because i'm not involved, obviously, in the keighley worth valley. but very kindly friends invited us tojoin in. i blew this whistle 50 years ago to set the train off, this train off, from keighley. for half a century, this heritage line has been at the very heart of the worth valley. its dedicated volunteers will be determined to see it through its next 50. phil bodmer, bbc news, west yorkshire. what a journey. the spain russia game has ended. it is still 1—1 in
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extra time so they are preparing for penalties. sportsday is coming up so hugh woozencroft will be able to bring you the very latest. peter firmin, the co—creator of the clangers, has died aged 89. in a career spanning six decades, he helped to create basil brush, as well as bagpuss, ivor the engine and noggin the nog. in 1999 bagpuss was voted the most popular bbc children's programme ever made, and in 2014 peter firmin received a bafta lifetime achievement award. now it's time for a look at the weather. for most, the heat and the sunshine continues. for others, some welcome rain. a yellow warning for storms across south—west england that
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extends into parts of wales and we could see a few pushing further eastwards this evening into the home counties and maybe towards london. more cloud for northern ireland and north—west scotland. you can see where the highest temperatures have been. it has been quite misty at times particularly for the eastern parts of scotland. some local thunderstorms across the evening and overnight. they will push their way into the home counties and london. some patchy rain pushing its way eastwards across scotland. foremost, it is a dry and clear night but muggy and humid again. temperatures will not get much lower than 1819 celsius. is
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a setup for the working week. no pressure a cross a setup for the working week. no pressure across france may still push some showers up towards south and southern england. they will be quite well scattered. many places will stay largely dry. some cloud across eastern and central parts of scotla nd across eastern and central parts of scotland tomorrow. more in the way of sunshine of the northern ireland tomorrow. you can see where the highest temperatures will be. temperatures across central and southern england will get close to 30 celsius but will probably pick at around 28 or 29 celsius. the warmth will stay with us this week. wimbledon starts on monday. it looks dry with plenty of sunshine. it will be somewhat cooler for northern
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ireland and scotland. bye—bye. hello this is bbc news with shaun ley. the headlines. firefighters tackling a huge blaze which is ravaging moorland across lancashire have said they are launching a "large scale attack" on the flames. a major incident was declared when two fires merged into one as a result of increasing wind speed. a young girl has died after she was reportedly thrown from an inflatable on a beach in norfolk. an investigation has been launched to establish what happened. 30 conservative mps write a letter demanding theresa may gets tough with the eu over brexit negotiations, while the head of the nhs in england reveals that the health service is preparing for the possibility of a no deal. it is all happening in moscow. 0llie
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is there. we are in moscow. we will be back in the bbc sports centre and get more on andy murray's withdrawal from wimbledon. it is high drama. there is a penalty shoot out. russia have just high drama. there is a penalty shoot out. russia havejust scored high drama. there is a penalty shoot out. russia have just scored that penalty. their number ten. it is one all in the penalty shoot out. this match is over on bbc one but i will hand you over to my colleagues from bbc sport, steve wilson and kevin kisner bain. —— kevin kilburn and. gerard pique k. 2-1 to 2—1 to spain. kissed the post on the
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way in. huge relief. going very early to his left—hand side. he sees the goalkeeper move. 0ff early to his left—hand side. he sees the goalkeeper move. off the post, a superb penalty. even the posh seats are on theirfeet. superb penalty. even the posh seats are on their feet. ignashevic will ta ke are on their feet. ignashevic will take for russia. he scored the own goal in the 12th minute. he faces david de gea. and he scores. good penalty. 2—2. a little stutter in the run—up. a good penalty again. excellent up until now. 2-2 it is.
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saved! i have never had anything like it. what a moment in the stadium. the referee has been warning the goalkeepers. aleksandr golovin now. he schools. —— scores. he guesses right. goes for power. he
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has been very close to two but they have both gone in. sergio ramos. spain's second most capped player ever. scores. 3—3 for the moment. scores. 3-3 for the moment. he guessed the right way. one penalty, akinfeev, that is the one he saved. akinfeev, that is the one he saved. a good penalty by ramos. it is for— three to russia.
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he goes very early, de gea. iago aspas has too scored to keep spain in the world cup. in yesterday cannot face what is about to happen.
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—— in yester. iago aspas has not scored. incredible. spain are out and the hosts are through to the last eight of their own world cup. russia march on. and spain lost their nerve. they are deafened by the stadium and they are deafened by the stadium and they are out. what a moment. he goes a little bit early, straight down the middle. it is a weak penalty but credit to akinfeev, two penalty savesin credit to akinfeev, two penalty saves in a shoot out. he is the
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hero. what a moment for the whole of russia. so there we have it, this world cup never ceases to surprise and amaze us. spain going out at the first knockout stage. former world champions. admittedly, a fairly poor spain team, but russia the hosts, either under the name of russia or under the old soviet union, that is the first time they have won a knockout match at world cup since 1966, when they reached the semifinals. they are going into the quarters from the group stages. this isa quarters from the group stages. this is a nation already so proud ofjust hosting this tournament. they got further than expected, russia. the lowest ranked team here. they are ranked 70th in the world. they are not expected to get out of their group. they were beaten heavily by uruguay in theirfinal group. they were beaten heavily by uruguay in their final group match. we thought that was the reality
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check. we thought they would ultimately be found out by spain. it is 1—1 at half—time. it was an amazing defensive display. it was not pretty to watch at times. but they did keep spain out. spain never unlocking that russian defence who we re unlocking that russian defence who were so unlocking that russian defence who were so resolute. they will now face either croatia or denmark in the quarterfinals. for this tournament, for the hosts to get through, that is so, so important. just for the happiness levels for everyone. you can see the players as well. and thatis can see the players as well. and that is their coach, a former goalkeeper, stanislav cherchesov used to play the old soviet union. spain sacked their manager on the eve of old world cup because he
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joined real madrid without letting the national team know. fernando hierro knows all about penalty heartbreak. there we have it, extra time and penalties here in the world cup and now we look forward to see who russia will face because it will be croatia or denmark in the next match here in the last 16. we are alljust absorbing what we have seen. we are here in red square, just packed with fans, watching through the television studio windows on their big screen. croatia denmark coming up big screen. croatia denmark coming up next in the next couple of hours. england will have to wait until last. they are lost up on tuesday, england. that is a little bit of croatia and denmark and their preparations for the match. let's
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get to the england training camp now. they will be setting off a moscow themselves tomorrow because they are last up against colombia on tuesday evening. apparently they are over the defeat against the belgians. they say it has not knocked them off their stride. gareth southgate is trying to instil a play without fear attitude. the tea m a play without fear attitude. the team think southgate is succeeding with that. here isjesse lingard. it feels like, you know, a new revolution. the manager has come in with great ideas and a great idea of the way he wants us to play. you know, the formation suits us perfectly. you know, as a group of lads, it is a youthful squad but we still have them experienced players in there and you know, the team spirit is amazing at the moment and everyone has come together and really bonded and we are excited,
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enjoying the world cup and looking forward now. it isa it is a good thing the english players are well away from moscow because this city will not sleep tonight. you can hear the car horns going off. we had this when they got out of their group. it will be a bigger party tonight. let's get back to the bbc sports centre and a little bit of calm and the rest of your sports news from hugh woozencroft. thank you. there was plenty of noise in the studio when the penalty was missed. we start with that news that two—time wimbledon champion andy murray has withdrawn from this year's tournament as he continues to build to full fitness following nearly a year out with a hip injury. in a post on social media, murray said "...after lengthy discussions with my team and with a heavy heart, we've decided that playing
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best—of—5—set matches might be a bit too soon in the recovery process." he went on to say he will begin his hard court preparations from tomorrow with the us open still to come in late august. lewis hamilton has lost his lead at the top of the formula one world championship standings after being forced to retire from the austrian grand prix. hamilton suffered a loss of fuel pressure in his mercedes with eight laps to go, it's the first time in a record 33 races he hasn't finished. max verstappen went onto take an unexpected victory for red bull. joe lynskey reports. to be formula 1 champion you have to master every landscape. the health and terms of austria meant no easy route for lewis hamilton this time. his first task was getting front from the grid. it was all going to plan at turn one but this race would soon plan at turn one but this race would soon an plan at turn one but this race would soon an raffle. when hamilton's team—mate valtteri bottas pulled up most of the team took a pit stop chance. hamilton stayed out there but paid the price. in one tyre change of his own, he slipped from first to fourth. i will not be able
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to pass these guys. it was a tactical error which left the britain wound up. as he toiled down the field, a bigger problem was coming. eight laps to go, engine failure, grand prix over. the end of a33 failure, grand prix over. the end of a 33 race record, the rarest of sites. hamilton's points were wiped out. so was his driver's championship lead. it left an opportunist victory for red bull's max verstappen and on a day when the hills came alive with dutch delight, for so many others, so much went wrong. so that result means sebastian vettel of ferrari takes a 1 point lead over hamilton in the driver's standings. hamilton will hope for more from his team—mate valterri bottas to aid his hopes of a 5th world title. in cricket, england women
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are closing in on a win against new zealand in the final of the tri—nation t20 series at chelmsford. the white ferns won the toss and elected to bat first. and they got off to a strong start — racing to 55 for no loss after 5 overs. in cricket, england women have beat new zealand by 7 wickets in the final of the tri—nation t20 series at chelmsford. that's all the sport for now. the wives of henry viii still cast a spell that neither seems to break. jane seymore, the haunted queen continues alison weir's series of novels, with the story
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of the third of his queens, marrying henry after the execution of anne beleyn and giving him the only son he ever had — a birth that brought about her own death. this is fiction from a historian who moves easily from the politics and state craft of the tudor era to the inner lives of characters which she can only imagine. welcome. everyone thinks they know quite a bit about all the six wives but jane seymour — and it springs very much out from the pages of this book — is somebody about whom we know surprisingly little, even now, after all the attention. that is absolutely true. and there are two views of jane seymore — was she either meek and willing tool of an ambition family and an ardent and powerful king or was she as ambitious as her brothers and did she conspire to bring down the queen she served? how would you describe the conclusion that you come to in the course of these pages? a novelist has to come down for one view or the other and i went through the sources forensically looking for clues as to her character and there is no evidence, apart from her saying she would denigrate anne boleyn
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a few weeks before anne's fall, there no evidence that jane colluded in anne's fall. and i think that she was, largely she comes across, she was a woman of principles. she had moral courage. she was devout, she was gentle, she was kind, she was also submissive. indeed, and she put up with so much and died giving henry his only male child. she did, indeed. and though the marriage seems to have been happy. i am in no doubt that henry genuinely loved her. it's interesting that you talk about the sources because you are an historian of distinction, you are also writing fiction here. the third of your novels on the wives, obviously three more to come.
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do you go back to original sources for the fiction as well as for the history? yes, i do. in fact this series of novels was born out of new research i was doing. in 1991 i published a book, six wives of henry viii, and i have been updating and revising, basically re—researching and rewriting that. it is a long project. how would you describe the changes in scholarship that have come about, the new things that we know from recent scholarship? i mean, a lot of work has been done on henry viii's court. we understand far more on how the court was structured and how it functioned and that has a bearing on the lives on the individuals who inhabit it. but also a lot of research has been done, minute research — i have done it myself — on anne boleyn's fall, for example, and on her sister, mary boleyn... who set her up...that sort of thing. yes, that kind of thing. but also in the detail, you can tell a different story now because we know so much more. so back to jane seymore. number three. how much did we know before and how much have you had to create from your own imagination the character that you believe is accurate?
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as i said, i inferred her character from what i could, from the sources but i had to create a lot for her early life. i used the skeleton framework of fact we have — we have a fragment here and a fragment there — and sort of looking retrospectively from what came later, to create her early life, because these books are about whole lives, they're not just about their periods of queenship and they are all written each from each queen's point of view, solely from that point of view. it's a fairly obvious question but an important one, i think — how do you go about trying to create the conversation that somebody like jane seymour would have? you know, her style of speech, her habits, the way she would move, the whole business of social interaction, this distance in time? having studied the period for more decades that i care to remember, i'm a little bit familiar with social idioms and that kind of thing, and language... itjust comes, it's like learning a foreign language. but you also put yourself
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inside that person's head and that is the difference between writing fiction and writing history. how easy or difficult is it to move between the two? you have talked about the way that historical sources are important to yourfiction, just as they are obviously the foundation of the historical writing, but you have to change your whole perspective when you're writing fiction because, as you say, you are getting inside her head. which is not a legitimate way for a historian to operate. exactly. it was more difficult actually converting from writing non—fiction to fiction because, when i submitted my first text, my agent said this is a riveting story but it's faction and you've got to come off the fence and stop being a historian and start being a novelist. and what did that make you do? it made me go back to square one and realize i needed learn my craft from the beginning. i thought i knew all there was to know about...well, you know, you publish a few books...but you learn with every book, anyway. but even so, i had to learn to show rather than tell so that the reader experiences what is happening, they can have a mental picture
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of what is happening, rather than just using facts where they occur, and using credible inference. well, it has to spring from character rather than from the sources. it does, it does. so you work really hard on character. when i've actually written the first draft of a novel, i will go back and work on the character threads, right the way through, so they are consistent and so these characters live more vividly. something else that is intriguing and it's this, having worked on the period historically for so long and now having spent a lot of time writing fiction set in the period, how has your view of henry himself evolved? it's...| mean, i had a certain amount of sympathy for henry viii, and that's not to say he was not a monster in some respects, but he did not have the son he needed and that governed many of his later actions, and a lot of his life was overshadowed by frustration. and at that time the importance of that cannot be overstated. no, it can't. and there's this theory that he had a fall from his horse
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and he banged his head, changed character. no, he didn't. he was not out cold for two hours, it is a very poor source, but you can see this gradual deterioration in character, the frustration having its effects, from when he starts in the mid 1530s to execute his opponents, before that it's all bluster. you describe, for example, episodes where he is furious with jane seymour for what he claims is her interference in politics, with respect to the monasteries and so on, but then he switches very quickly to being a tender husband, really, despite everything. he does. by then, the king has become supreme head of the church, he believes almost in his own divinity — he's a sanctified king anyway, he's set apart from ordinary mortals. so whenjane questions his policies, he is going to lash out verbally at her but, as soon as she's back in her place, he can be the tender, adoring husband again which, according to the record,
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he is for the rest of the time. it is a tragic story, isn't it? not simply because of her death as a consequence of giving birth to his only male child, but we know what happens — this boy becomes king at age whatever it is... nine. reigns through a regency, through a counsel, for, what? five or six years... yes. and it is the beginning of a period of extraordinary instability... it is. ..and we get that flavour throughout this volume. yes, the period is full of this kind of element that no one quite knows what is going to happen next but there are so many sweeping changes in the country. religious changes and under edward, of course, england turned officially protestant, which henry had avoided. just give us a flavour of the next volume, because jane seymour is dead at the end of this story. and then you have a gap, just over two years. and then henry marries anna of cleves and i think you might be surprised at what is going to be in that book because there
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is a thread of research that nobody has seemed to have picked up and i think the opening chapters are going to be quite startling. thank you for that tantalising titbit. alison weir, author of jane seymour — the haunted queen. hello. foremost, the heat and sunshine continues. for others, some welcome rain. there is a weather warning for thunderstorms. we could see some pushing their way further eastwards into the home counties and maybe towards london. also more cloud than northern ireland north—west scotland. temperatures widely in the mid to high 20s celsius. still the chance of a few
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thunderstorms across central, southern and south—west england this evening and overnight. elsewhere it is tried. more clouds for scotland. quite ugly and humid night. —— quite a muggy and humid night across central england. there will be more cloud across parts of scotland tomorrow. eastern coasts will always be cooler with a breeze off the sea. temperatures getting close to 30 celsius. this is bbc news. the headlines. he
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has got to score for spain. and has not! a shock victory for russia in the world cup. they are through to the world cup. they are through to the quarterfinals after knocking out spain ina the quarterfinals after knocking out spain in a penalty shoot out. dozens of fire crews continue to tackle an aggressive moorland fire near bolton. lancashire fire brigade say they expect the blaze to continue for days. a major incident has been declared. it is a dangerous area at the moment. in terms of public safety, the advice would be to simply stay off anywhere around the moorland of winter hill. police say a young girl has died after being thrown from inflatable play equipment in norfolk. an investigation is under way. the head of nhs england says extensive planning is under way


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