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the hot dry weather has fuelled the flames, making conditions increasingly difficult for the fire service. the conditions, they are tortuous, they are exhausting, and they're working exceptionally hard to try and make a difference here. with a major incident declared, we'll have the latest. also tonight. significant planning for a no deal brexit is under way in the health service, but ministers insist that's a scenario that can be avoided. cheering a penalty shoot out of dreams, russia knocks spain out of the world cup. and no wimbledon for andy murray this year, as he pulls out on the eve of the tournament. good evening. more than 100 firefighters are working in what are described
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as "extremely testing conditions" at the scene of a huge moorland fire in lancashire. after strong winds caused two fires to merge they say they're dealing with a rapidly developing and aggressive blaze which now covers a three square mile area. it could take at least a week to put out the flames. our correspondent, sarah walton, has sent this report from winter hill. it's hot, sweaty work and there's no end in sight. firefighters have spent a third full day on winter hill but despite their best efforts, eight square kilometres of moorland are still alight. 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, so significant fire fronts. fire crews have travelled here from as far away as south wales and warwickshire,
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working in the intense heat and thick smoke, fighting flames not just on the ground but also from the air. it is from there that the scale of the fire becomes clear. strong winds caused two separate areas of burning to merge here, and the flames you can see on the surface are only part of the problem. the fire here is spreading not just through this very dry grass, but also underneath the ground, where the soil is very peaty. firefighters are finding they will put out one area of fire but the ground underneath is still so hot that it will be back alight just minutes later. and that's a worry for these workers from rivington gardens, a site of national importance, now just metres from the fire. timber! they are chopping down surrounding vegetation to try
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and stop the flames. the gardens are listed grade two nationally. they are one of the top ten lost gardens in the whole country. the gardens themselves have been listed and 11 of the structures within them. i mean, it's a really important heritage asset. while there are bigger concerns with life and loss elsewhere, we are desperately trying to make sure that the fire does not reach here. most of the fire crews here will have to leave the moor once the sun goes down. they'll be back at first light, but say it could be weeks before this fire is out. some of the firefighters from this fire had to be diverted to another one that started today seven miles away. a helicopter was sent to investigate what was happening and reported seeing two people setting fire to the grass and purpose. police reported dealing with a
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number of people today acting recklessly around the wildfires. they say there actions are hampering the work of the emergency teams here. the head of nhs england says "significant planning" is under way in the health service, for the possibility of britain leaving the eu without a brexit deal. one cabinet minister, james brokenshire, said today that was a scenario that could be very firmly avoided. he also said he's confident that the cabinet's key brexit talks on friday will reach an agreement. chris mason reports. how does the health service ensure it can get the staff, equipment and medicine it needs if the uk leaves the eu without a deal on future co—operation? that's the question nhs organisations are grappling with, according to the man who runs 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, the pharma companies. the attention of ministers this week, though, isn't
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on preparing for no deal, but on getting a good one. we are preparing for all eventualities. the point is that our focus, our attention, all that detail and effort must be about getting that deal. that is what is in the best interests of our country. we must be prepared, and we will be. but the cabinet is badly split on what that deal should look like, with several ministers making their personal views publicly known. all of which makes finding agreement and setting out the government's proposals, in a so—called white paper in less than a fortnight, very difficult. the uk leaves the european union at the end of march next year and has until the autumn to sort out a deal. but theresa may is notjust negotiating with brussels but with her own cabinet, searching for consensus in an ocean of disagreement. you get the feeling that every time somebody in the government thinks we really should get an agreement, we get cabinet ministers
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going off at a tangent. also, the white paper on the objectives, goodness, the referendum was two years ago, and the white paper is only going to come out after a weekend party at chequers for the cabinet. it's here on friday that the cabinet will gather to try to find proposals for the future relationship with the eu that every senior member of the prime minister's team can sign up to. it will not be easy. chris mason, bbc news at westminster. it's been quite a day at the world cup in russia for the home team, who managed to knock out former champions spain this afternoon. olly foster was watching it all from moscow. quite an upset, olly. it really has been a nailbiter. two penalty shootouts, and as you can probably hear, it's quite lively on the streets of moscow tonight.
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russia have reached the quarterfinals after knocking out the 2010 world champions spain. our sports correspondent natalie pirks was at the luzhniki stadium here in the city. rossiya! hope springs eternal in the shadow of the luzhniki, and these fans were dreaming big. # viva espa na! but this was a real david and goliath territory against a former champion unbeaten in two years. russia had to get to grips with spain early, literally. after the wrestle came the claim. ramos convinced it was his. ignashevich credited with the own goal instead. as expected, the spaniards were dominating possession but doing little bar going sideways and then, this. penalty, russia! hands up if you just made a big mistake. in the melee, artem dzyuba was a picture of calm. russia are level at the luzhniki! the clock was ticking, but the spanish cavalry were yet to arrive. extra time came, extra time went, and spain still
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couldn't penetrate the white wall. and so it came to penalties, the first russia had ever faced in a world cup. one by one, they were scored, as the luzhniki held its breath and then koke stepped up for spain. as a nation collectively willed him to miss, it was down to aspas to save spain from humiliation. spain are out! as a patriotic outpouring of emotion rained down, the players‘ message was simple. "we play for you". they were once a laughing stock. they are now heroes. well, that result means these guys will be partying long into the night. germany, argentina, portugal and now spain are gone. this is truly the world cup of shocks. natalie pirks, bbc news, at the luzhniki. as you can imagine, there will be celebrations across russia as they look forward to their what will be their first quarterfinal appearance since 1970. our moscow correspdient steve rosenberg reports on what the team 5 success and the positive publicity around this tournament means for the country.
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chanting. they never stopped believing. as they followed the big match on the big screen in the moscow fan zone, russians experienced every possible emotion. including the sweetest one of all. euphoria. screaming and cheering. "it's great! he says. "we'll be the champions". well, from the way they are celebrating here, you might think that russia had just won the world cup. but this joy is understandable, because a quarterfinal place is a huge achievement for a side which went into this tournament the lowest ranked team. and russia isn't just winning matches. it's winning hearts and minds, too.
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i'm from australia. it's nothing like they say, mate. russia's like one of the nicest places i've ever been to and i've been to about 20 countries in this world. and that is a public relations victory for president putin. he sees it definitely as a political victory. it is something he has achieved. they were able to get the cup and they not only were able to do that but against all predictions to the contrary, make it very successful. tonight, the whole of russia is out partying. russians are brimming with pride and daring to dream of world cup glory. steve rosenberg, bbc news, moscow. one step at a time. russia will now face croatia in their quarterfinal in sochi next saturday. that's after they beat denmark on penalties in nizhny novgorod, they were level at 1—1 and kasper schemichel who had saved a penalty in extra time also saved two in the shoot—out, but denmark missed three
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of theirs and ivan rakitic sent croatia through. much more world cup news on bbc sport website, and also news there's a lot more reaction to russia's big win. norfolk police say a girl has died after being thrown from inflatable play equipment on a beach in gorleston. officers were called just after 11 o'clock this morning. the girl was taken to a hospital where she died. team sky say they are confident chris froome will ride in the tour de france next weekend after organisers reportedly tried to block his participation after a dispute over a drugs test. meanwhile, the doctor at the centre of previous allegations against the team, over a mysteryjiffy bag package sent to sir bradley wiggins, has broken his silence. in his first interview, richard freeman told our sports editor dan roan that he had severe depression as a result of being investigated, but that he was not guilty of any wrongdoing. he is the doctor at the heart
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of the scandal that rocked british cycling. richard freeman was the sport's most senior medic, helping sir bradley wiggins and team sky to beat the best. but, for two years, he has faced suggestions he misused medical treatment to enhance riders' performances, refusing to answer our questions when i approached him in october, 2016. now, finally, he has broken his silence. you never helped sir bradley wiggins or anyone at team sky to cheat? no. and your ethics as a doctor were never compromised? never. you were never asked to compromise? never asked. i wouldn't have joined team sky unless they had taken that moral high ground. did they live up to it? i believe they did. are you sure about that? yes. wiggins has denied an allegation he was given a banned asthma drug, triamcinolone, at a race in 2011, insisting it was a legal decongestant, fluimicil. freeman was the man who took delivery of the mystery medicaljiffy bag. once and for all, on the record, what was in it? fluimicil nebules.
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freeman cannot prove that because his laptop containing patient data was stolen but his medical record—keeping was also criticised by uk anti—doping. my travelling medical records were kept on a laptop which were not backed up to my... i am sorry about that. they should have been backed up, but they weren't. this year, wiggins denied an accusation by mps that he crossed an ethical line after freeman gave him triamcinolone for medical reasons before three major races. if you had the opportunity again, would you act differently? unfortunately, on medical grounds, yes, iwould. now, i would also advise him, because i treat a patient holistically, there's a reputational risk here. freeman has been criticised for writing a book, yet failing to attend a parliamentary committee hearing last year, citing ill—health. the former british cycling doctor says he is sufficiently recovered from the effects of the scrutiny he faced. i had what a layman would call a breakdown and it was the final straw.
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that was portayed — or seen by some out there — as convenient. that you weren't able to give evidence in person, an excuse. i suffered from a major depressive illness, you can have suicidal thoughts. you can commit suicide. you had those thoughts, did you? yes, yes. this comes as team sky prepare for next weekend's tour de france, but will chris froome be riding? organisers reportedly blocking him from going for a fifth win because an unresolved anti—doping case after an adverse analytical finding last year. he denies wrongdoing and team sky say they are confident and appeal will be successful. but, for cycling, moving on from past controversies is proving no easy task. dan roan, bbc news. mexico could be on the cusp of a decisive political shift after a day of voting in presidential and parliamentary elections, as well as local and mayoral votes. the pre—election period was marred by violence, with more than 130 candidates and political workers killed. clive myrie is in mexico city for us. the big prize the presidency, what
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will the challenges before whoever wins? enormous challenges. but decisive political shift you talk about could well be to the left, and that would signal a huge transformation of society potentially. this country has been led by centre and centre—right governments as long as anyone can remember. we are on the verge of a political earthquake potentially and the man who has been leading in the polls, andres manuel lopez obrador, isa polls, andres manuel lopez obrador, is a hard left candidate. there is a real sense this could be a change. the electorate frankly is fed up of widespread corruption and violence. you mentioned those candidates and politicians killed in the campaign and they are also fed up of the drugs cartels and criminal gangs that run society here, leading to a
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murder rate that is the envy of war zones. murder rate that is the envy of war zones. at the end of may, 13,000 people have been killed in street violence. there is a sense this has to change and the man who is leading in the polls is described as a mix of donald trump and hugo chavez and could well be the new president here tomorrow. there are new moves to tighten up restrictions on high street gambling. politicians from the house of lords and the commons have written to the chancellor this week urging him to speed up recently announced measures. last month the government reduced the maximum stake at fixed odds betting terminals from £100 to £2, but delayed the introduction of the new limit to 2020. our media editor amol rajan has been speaking to families affected by gambling. dancing with his mother, jack ritchie was a sheffield boy with a big smile and huge heart. having secured a degree in history, he volunteered around the world teaching english, first in kenya and later in vietnam. but for seven years,
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he harboured a dangerous habit. gambling. his dad had even taken him round the local bookmakers in his native city to exclude himself. four days after he spoke to his parents via skype last november, out of the blue a gambling loss prompted him to visit a hotel in hanoi, where he had a drink and jumped from the rooftop. his parents are now campaigning for others whose children have killed themselves because of gambling problems. if we had known about the level of the risk and the suddenness of the risk, then we would have said... we would have gone and got him. he wasn't on the edge, you know, he wasn't on the edge that sunday. the point about it is the scale of the risk and the suddenness of the risk. he didn't wake up that wednesday morning thinking, "i'll be dead tonight." last month, the government reduced the maximum bet at fixed odds betting terminals on the high street from £100 to £2. but after extensive lobbying from the industry, allowed for a two—year implementation period.
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this week, more than 30 mps and peers wrote to the chancellor to urge a faster transition. political and medical opinion is hardening against gambling, but the economic clout of an industry which employs thousands and generates billions in tax remains hard for government to resist. bookmakers say the timescale is a government matter, but warn "a very short timescale" will lead to "compulsory redundancies" and "vacant shops on the high street." there's been a deal done with the treasury that actually there's a two—year wait for it to be introduced, and we think that it's actually morally bankrupt of the treasury to do that. how many people are going to die? how many more 15 and 16—year—olds are going to become addicted during that two years? forjack ritchie's parents, this is a question not of economics, but of destroyed human potential. amol rajan, bbc news. one of chancellor merkel‘s
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key coalition partners in germany is reported to have offered his resignation in protest at the migration deal she struck with other eu states. horst seehofer, the interior minister, reportedly said that the proposals weren't as effective as turning migrants back at the border. french police have launched a manhunt after a notorious armed robber staged a daring jailbreak in a suburb of paris. according to reports, redoine faid escaped after a helicopter landed in the prison courtyard and heavily—armed accomplices helped him flee. this is faid's second spectacular jailbreak and a major embarrassment for french officials, as five years ago he blasted himself out of prison with explosives. there were celebrations in tredegar today, as the community remembered its most famous son, the founder of the nhs, aneurin bevan. its been the culmination of a week of events in the town, where bevan used the local
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workingmen's medical aid society as the blueprint for the national health service, which turns 70 later this week. our wales correspondent sian lloyd reports. brass band plays. tredegar took to the streets for bevan day in traditional style. hundreds joined the local band on a banner march to remember this former mining town's famous son, and to commemorate 70 years of the national health service he founded. i think we're all paying homage to nye, and if he were here today, i'm sure he would be incredibly proud. i've brought my son, as well, who thanks the nhs, had some life—saving operation when he was six weeks old, so it is really quite emotional to be here today. aneurin bevan was labour minister for health, when, in 19118, a new service to deliver free health care for all was launched. what he'd seen in his hometown was said to have provided the blueprint to "tredegar—ise" the uk, as he put it. the town's medical aid society saw
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miners and steelworkers contribute to a fund that paid for people's health care, who otherwise wouldn't have been able to afford it. there were political messages today from senior labour figures, including the leader, jeremy corbyn. but, above all, a festival for localfamilies. among them, three of aneurin bevan's great nieces, including nyerie, a nurse named after the man everyone called nye. i just think the health service touches everybody, i mean, if you have babies, if you have parents, everybody uses the health service, and ijust, because of that, just think it's so special. it treats the many and not the few. brass band plays. a new piece of music has been commissioned, and a miner's lamp will be carried to parliament, a legacy of a collier‘s son. sian lloyd, bbc news, tredegar.
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peter firmin, who co—created children's television characters the clangers, bagpuss and ivor the engine, has died at the age of 89. his career spanned more than 60 years, with the clangers first airing in 1969. in 2014 he was honoured with a bafta lifetime achievement award. a spokesman said he died at his home in kent after a short illness. andy murray has said he's pulling out of this year's wimbledon tournament, which begins tomorrow. he has onlyjust started playing again after 11 months out of action with a hip injury, our sports correspondent joe wilson reports. if there was the vaguest, remotest, wildest chance that this might happen again this month, well, maybe we'd all implore andy murray to give it a go at wimbledon. but he listens to his body, and to his medical team. and so his statement today read:
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at wimbledon, the queue digested that news. how heavy were the hearts there? it's a real shame. i think he's done so much for british tennis in the last ten years. you've got to appreciate where he's coming from, you know. he doesn't want to come out and lose to someone that perhaps he wouldn't lose to if he was fully fit. if he's not ready, then it's best that he doesn't play and cause more injury to himself. it's better that he comes back when he feels ready and on top of his game. andy murray had seemed ahead of schedule. he made his return at queen's, won a match at eastbourne. but now he's off to practise again, aiming to play in the usa later this summer. so, the state is free for kyle edmund, britain's number—one man, and johanna konta,
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who entranced wimbledon for almost a fortnight last year. but there's nobody quite like murray. he has the trophies, and ultimately, what's the point of being in it if he doesn't believe he's fit enough to win it? joe wilson, bbc news. now on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. goodbye. so there is. we turned the heating up again today, back up to 31 celsius in england and wales, together with a bit more humidity. many places were dry and very warm if not hot and sunny today, but that has not been the case everywhere. as expected with the heat and humidity, we also had this cloud which has been producing bursts of heavy rain and even a few thunderstorms.
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the main focus of that earlier was the south—west of england, where in parts of devon, there was not far off an inch of rain falling off some very heavy—looking cloud for a while. then we saw the wet weather drifting into parts of south wales. but we have also seen the showers easing off, one or two running up through the english channel and threatening to move inland further east. but the tendency overnight is for things to calm down. the cloud that brought some rain in north—west scotland is moving to eastern areas of scotland. it is bringing cooler air, so we will find single figure temperatures in northern scotland. further south after those storms, temperatures are no lower than 17. for monday, we still have a few showers and perhaps the odd thunderstorm close to the south coast. but they are tending to stay out at sea. so there is very little rain in the forecast. bags of sunshine once again, really hotting up across england and wales, temperatures again going up to 31 or 32 celsius. behind the band of cloud, we have introduced some slightly fresher air for scotland and northern ireland,
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with typical temperatures in the low to mid 20s away from the north sea coast. as we look ahead to tuesday, we will find the low pressure bringing the showers, tending to diminish, high pressure trying to build in across the uk, but it's not particularly dominant. it does bring sufficient dry weather, so most areas will be fine and dry again on tuesday. we still have the shower risk towards the far south and south—west of england, but most of the storms will be out at sea or over the near continent. so on the whole, it's dry and very warm again and it is sunny. a bit fresher across the north, but higher temperatures are always likely this week across southern parts of the uk, where it will be humid for a while. a few showers initially in the south and then towards scotland later in the week, but most of us still dry. hello.
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this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment. first, the headlines. dozens of firefighters are tackling a huge moorland fire in lancashire. yesterday strong winds led to two fires merging. officials say it could take at least a week to extinguish the flames. police say a young girl has died after being thrown from inflatable play equipment on a beach in norfolk. officers were called to the scene at gorleston—on—sea this morning. significant planning for a no—deal brexit is underway in the health service, but ministers insist that's a scenario that can be avoided. andy murray has withdrawn from this year's wimbledon tournament, which begins tomorrow. he's only recently returned to the professional tour after taking 11 months to recover from a hip operation. spain crash out of the world cup as the host nation russia beats them in a penalty shootout and progress to the quarter—finals. hello and welcome to our look ahead
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to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. we are spoiled. with me are the former fleet street editor eve pollard and the assistant editor at the times, anne ashworth. i feel underqualified! a few of tomorrow's front pages are already in. it's only a few of them, so if you are ina it's only a few of them, so if you are in a newsroom, can you help us out! the financial times reports that the eu is preparing to retaliate with tariffs on us goods if donald trump follows through on his threat to impose taxes on eu cars imported into america. the telegraph says that the prominent brexit mp jacob rees—mogg is warning the prime minister that she will face an open tory rebellion unless she delivers the brexit "she herself
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has promised". the guardian reveals that doctors have made an artificial ovary from human tissue and eggs in an attempt to help women have children after therapies that can destroy female fertility. the independent covers claims by amnesty international, that the uk government is over charging immigrant parents for their children s british citizenship papers. the mirror leads with a story we chave been covering today, the news that a child has died after being thrown from a bouncy castle that eyewitnesses say exploded on a norfolk beach.
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