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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11: the head of the european council tells theresa may her brexit plan is not acceptable. the suggested framework for economic co—operation will not work. not least because it risks undermining the single market. but the prime minister inisits her plan is the only serious credible way to avoid a hard border in northern ireland. there is a lot of work to be done in. and we will be doing that, obviously, over the next few weeks and what will continue to drive me will be delivering for the british people. a summer of delays and cancellations on the railways. an investigation finds that nobody was in charge and says the chaos undermined trust in the rail system. councils in england warn that the worst is yet to come for cuts to many services, including children's, unless the government intervenes. wolf alice when the mercury prize,
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beating lily allen, the arctic monkeys. and at half past eleven we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers our guests broadcaster david davies and former pensions minister ros altmann. stay with us for that. good evening. theresa may's attempt to convince eu leaders of the merits of her plan for brexit, has ended in failure. at the end of the 2 day summit in austria, the prime minister was told a crucial part of it, the proposed new economic partnership with the eu, would not work. the head of the european council, donald tusk, said her plans risked undermining the eu's single market.
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but the prime minister insists her proposals are the "only serious credible" way to avoid a hard irish border. our political editor laura kuenssberg reports from salzburg. following her every move. every step matters. in this spectacle, neither side wants to budget. brexit. no. there is no progress, there is only position explained, stand—off still is in place. as long as there is no deal there is a risk of no deal, but i think we all want to work towards a deal, i still think it is achievable. she had hoped for more thanjerky small talk. achievable. she had hoped for more than jerky small talk. the achievable. she had hoped for more thanjerky small talk. the prime minister wanted at least a polite reception for her brexit compromise. the so—called checkers plan. but
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they just don't like her the so—called checkers plan. but theyjust don't like her idea to keep part of the economy close to the eu and to try to preserve the border between ireland and northern ireland as it is. a doubt, this is one against 27. —— don't doubt. translation: from the german chancellor, a polite rebuff. substantial progress is needed. the french president said the proposals we re french president said the proposals were not acceptable, and those who said britain could lead easily were liars. then, from the boss of the european leaders club, a few words about promising start, or interesting idea, the uk plan will not stand. everybody shared the view that while there are positive elements in the checkers proposal, the suggested framework for economic co—operation will not work.
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the suggested framework for economic co-operation will not work. how could chew walk back from that rejection? remember, many of her party at home hate her brexit plan too. theresa may could not pretend this afternoon that nothing had changed. instead, she was cross and frustrated. our white paper remains the only serious and credible proposition on the table. so with the eu against your plan, with large hunks of your party at home against your plan, how can you credibly cling on to the deal you struck at chequers with your cabinet? look, i am negotiating an eye and negotiating hard in interest of the british people. yes, concerns have been raised, i want to know what they asked. there is a lot of hard work to be done, but i believe there isa work to be done, but i believe there is a willingness to do a deal. let nobody be in any doubt, as i have a lwa ys nobody be in any doubt, as i have always said, we are preparing for no deal. have the chances of no deal
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just gone up? we are continuing to work for a good deal. i think you would have heard both president task and a number of eu leaders that they are looking and hoping, working to that good deal. but there is a lot of work to be done. —— tusk. that good deal. but there is a lot of work to be done. -- tusk. it certainly is, prime minister. more heat from rival voices trying to force it to ditch her plan. it is looking clear that it will be very, very difficult to deliver a checkers strategy that will meet the requirements of. so it is time for a reset, time for a rethink. the prime minister can't, and white, step away from her proposals yet, but the choreography of doing the deal today has gone badly wrong. there is 20 evidence they all want to do a deal, but much less proof that they actually can. and it is not dramatic to say that how theresa may can result her differences with the rest
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of her counterparts from the continent will have an effect on how we all live our lives for years and yea rs we all live our lives for years and years to come. the uk is on its way out of this club, but theresa may is finding this a long and lonely way out. laura kuennsberg reporting. and our europe editor katya adler described the next steps the eu could take. well, let's look first at theresa may's perspective and the summit was a bit ofa may's perspective and the summit was a bit of a disaster for her. may's perspective and the summit was a bit of a disasterfor her. she may's perspective and the summit was a bit of a disaster for her. she was hoping for those warm words and she didn't get it. her critics at home we re didn't get it. her critics at home were waiting to see if her checkers plan would bellyflop in front of the 27 eu leaders. but from the eu perspective, nothing concrete changed here. there are objections to pa rt of changed here. there are objections to part of the checkers proposal on the northern ireland border and also on future trade relations between the eu and the uk after brexit were
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well—known, they were not new. and at this summit, leaders said they thought a deal would still be possible this autumn. said concessions would need to be made by both sides, including their own. despite the upset tonight, brexit negotiations continued if enough progress is made on those difficult issues by the eu leaders next summit next month in october, they say they will call a special brexit summit to seal the deal. now is this pie in the sky? surely theresa may's plan number one now has two week to survive the conservative party conference in tak. —— intact. an investigation by the office of rail and road into what caused weeks of chaos following an overhaul of train timetables in may has concluded that nobody took charge. this map shows what happened to train services after timetable changes. the red indicates delays. the darker the colour, the worse the disruption. blue shows train services that performed well or were actually more punctual than before. the worst problems were on routes operated by northern in the north
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of england, and govia thameslink in the south east. the government has now launched a major review of the railways, as our transport correspondent tom burridge reports. big—money upgrade to our railway. passengers will benefit further down the line. but in may, it was the cause of disruption. the work in lancashire by publicly owned network rail got way behind schedule and messed up plans for new timetables. hundreds of trains cancelled on northern rail each day misery for passengers. it shattered their trust, and for some, it changed the way they travel. since a couple of weeks ago i have had to change my roots. so a net —— i now get the bus into stockport and get a train from
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stockport, i cannot rely on the service. sometimes i have not been able to get onto the train because it has been that packed. so rather work from home, i have tried to get my wife to drive me in. today, the rail network said the problems on northern and govia thameslink demonstrated a complete lack of leadership. when things started to go wrong, neither the train companies, zero network rail, nor the government took control. my job now is to make sure we have a better way going forward. your critics call you failing chris grayling, there is evidence of that. what we have done over the last couple of years is to have an investment company to make a real difference. it didn't make a difference this summer, on the gdr network and on northern, will make sure that doesn't happen again. the government also launched a review of the entire rail system and those who speakfor the the entire rail system and those who speak for the rail operators say it needs to be bolder. we know we have had a bad summer. we know we got to improve. we know we got to change.
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the industry has a long—term plan to do that. we are to government pleas, work with us, which try to do this once ina work with us, which try to do this once in a generation reformed to make the system work for customers and the economy. old infrastructure is being rooted out to modernise the network. the work on this line alone inking manchester and preston has taken inking manchester and preston has ta ke n yea rs inking manchester and preston has taken years and has cost the taxpayer nearly half £1 billion. but for passengers, it will mean that ancient, diesel trains can be phased out, replaced by faster, more reliable electric models. but the work on the bolton corridor, the root cause of problems in may, shows the dilemma. return‘s rail networks needs improving. but if upgrades cause too much disruption, they jeopardise the confidence of passengers. managing that balance is key. tom burrage, bbc news, in lancashire. —— tom burridge.
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hundreds of people are missing after a ferry capsized on lake victoria in tanzania. the boat carrying more than 500 passengers overturned between two islands. government officials say 42 people are confirmed dead. more than 100 people have been rescued so far. the rescue mission has been halted until dawn. the mother of the westminster bridge attacker has told an inquest that she is "utterly ashamed" by what her son did. khalid masood killed four people when he drove a car at pedestrians on westminster bridge in march last year. he then stabbed a police officer to death outside parliament. our home affairs correspondent, daniel sandford reports. 0n the day before the westminster bridge attack, khalid masood was seen joking with a hotel receptionist. but today, his family described a more violent man. his mother worried he would kill someone in a drunken fight. imprisoned for knife offences, he converted to islam. the violence then stopped, but an interest in extremism began. this is an audio recording of him criticising his wife for not
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supporting so—called islamic state. i never hear you say there's any good in the isis, i never hear you say any of their people might be sincere and genuine muslims, sunnis. i never hear you say at least they're fighting against the shia, they're doing some good. today in court, but giving evidence out of public view, his wife spoke directly to relatives of the people he killed. in tears, rohey hydara told the families, "i can't believe i was married to someone that evil," and then she said, "i hope you'll find closure at the end of this and move on and not let him win." masood's mother, janet ajao, recalled the last thing he told her. but on the day of the attack she saw the ten o'clock news
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and then she realised. as he set off to kill five people in westminster, khalid masood sent this picture to his wife and friends. it was him in mecca on a pilgrimage. daniel sandford, bbc news. england's largest councils are warning that unless the government increases funding then the worst cuts to services are yet to come. the county councils network says local authorities have already earmarked more than £1 billion of savings to be made by 2020, including cuts to libraries, transport, youth clubs and public health services. here's our social affairs correspondent alison holt. choose which one we want. it's families like the finches who know all too well how difficult it has already become to get help from many local authorities when you face a crisis. aged eight, adam was diagnosed with brain and spinal cancer. that has such an impact on family life.
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it feels like a grenade has just been thrown into your family and just shattered it all over the place. they were really struggling, but their council, like many others, has reduced early family support. she worries about today's warning of more cuts. in the current climate that we're living in with such uncertainty, austerity, cuts to local government, it's had a great impact on all services that are provided to support families. as a parent of a child who has been through a chronic illness and will still continue to need a great deal of support, both physically and emotionally, to be quite frank with you, it's terrifying — going further on into the future. a charity stepped in to provide them with vital day—to—day help. how are things going with school?
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nationally, it's had a 12% rise in families asking for support this year, with cuts to council services a key reason. i've spoken to some families where they literally have nowhere else to go, no—one else to turn to. and families such as those, we do not want to see those families leading into a crisis situation. there's pressure on everyone. there's pressure on the whole system. part of the problem for councils is the unprecedented demand for services for the most vulnerable children. this year, the 36 largest authorities in england face a £264 million overspend on that support alone. and they predict there'll be a 10% overspend next year. lincolnshire is one of the county councils warning that without extra money, there'll be unpalatable cuts to spending on roads, buses and children's centres like this one — if it's to meet its legal duty to protect children and adults with the highest needs. if the government doesn't actually give us additional resources, in a few years' time, i'm not confident as a council
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leader that we will be operating in a safe mannerfor the public of this county. the government says councils will be provided with more than £90 billion over the next two years, and that they make their own financial decisions. alison holt, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news: a blunt message for theresa may in sulzberger as the head of the european council warns her brexit plan won't work, and risks undermining the single market —— salzburg. asummer of a summer of delays and cancellations on the railways. an investigation finds no one was in charge and the chaos undermines trust in the system. councils in england have warned the worst is yet to come for cuts in many services, including children's, u nless many services, including children's, unless the government intervenes. a woman has shot dead three people at a pharmacy distribution centre in the us state of maryland.
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the lone suspect has also died after turning the gun on herself. the woman was a temporary employee at the warehouse in the town of perryman. police say the motive is still unclear but terrorism has been ruled out. the chief executive of the prison and probation service, michael spurr, has been told to stand down amid a surge in violence, drug—taking and self—harm in jails across england and wales. michael spurr has been in charge for almost nine years. the ministry ofjustice has announced that he'll leave his role at the end of march 2019. the foreign secretary has raised the case of the two jailed reuters journalists with aung san suu kyi during a trip to myanmar. jeremy hunt says he asked myanmar‘s de factor leader to consider giving them a pardon. the reporters were arrested last december while investigating a massacre against rohingya muslims in rakhine state. they were sentenced to seven years in prison after being convicted under the colonial—era official secrets act. this is something that has caused us
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enormous concern. the british embassy here attended most of the trial. we are supporters and believers in freedom of the press all over the world. i raised with aung san suu kyi my concern is that due process had not been followed in this particular case. she said that she would look into it. britain is to step up its military support for ukraine as hostilities continue with russia. the defence secretary, gavin williamson, has been on a visit to the frontline of the fighting in the east of the country. he condemned what he called increasing russian aggression. here's our defence correspondent, jonathan beale. flying towards europe's still smouldering conflict that's already claimed 10,000 lives. low and fast to avoid russian radar, and on board, the first british minister to venture this far in eastern ukraine.
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the final move is made by armoured convoy. the man who once told russia to "shut up and go away" wants to see the front line, well within range of ukraine's enemy, the pro—russian separatists. you can see the roof of the second building? yes. right after that is the front line. really, that's how close we are? a ukraine soldier was killed here just a few weeks ago. you're taking a much closer look at what russia has been up to. do you regret those comments, "russia, shut up and go away"? well, i reckon i could've probably put it a bit better, but as a yorkshireman, we're known for our plain and simple speaking. so you'll have to forgive us on that. so you were wrong to say that? what i was right to point out is the fact that russia had attacked britain using chemical weapons. and what you see constantly is a more aggressive and more assertive russia.
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down in a command bunker, he was briefed on russia's military build—up. the kremlin denies it's directly involved in the conflict, but ukraine says it's been targeted by russian tanks and artillery. and it sees the uk as an ally in their fight. come on, let's go! turnabout, let's go! 100 british troops are already training ukraine's army away from the front line. but gavin williamson says he'll soon be sending more and stepping up the uk's military support. it seems he now realises the threat from russia will notjust go away. jonathan beale, bbc news, ukraine. all this week, we're looking at some of the questions being asked about brexit and what it will mean for us with just over six months to go before the uk leaves the eu. tonight our economics editor, kamal ahmed, looks at how it will afffect the economy for all of us. will it definitely happen? how world
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trade work after brexit? what will brexit mean for the union? the economy is a complicated beast with many moving parts, and our relationship with the rest of the european union and our trade with the rest of the world were just two of those moving parts. so the first point is, keep things in perspective. and the second point is, the size and health of the economy in the future depends on the size and health of the economy now. and our decision to leave the european union has certainly affected that. the question is why. first, uncertainty. firms tend to invest less, tend to look for fewer new opportunities if the future is unclear. and then the return of the income squeeze. after the referendum, the value of the pound
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fell, which meant prices rose. that's because we just have to spend more muggy importing all the billions of pounds worth of food and fuel that we need. if consumers are earning less, they tend to spend less in the shops, and how much of our economy is driven by consumer spending? about two thirds. the effect on the economy of these two breaks is pretty clear. before the referendum, the uk economy was growing at the fastest rate compared to our competitors, like france and germany. now we are languishing somewhere behind them in the leagues. and the economy is smaller thanit leagues. and the economy is smaller than it was forecast to be before the referendum. in the short—term, the overwhelming majority of economists believe that whatever our deal with the european union, it will be negative in pounds and pence for britain. trade with the eu, our biggest trading partner,
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will become more complicated. and no deal, economically, the forecasters say, will be the worst outcome of all. but when the british people voted lastjune, but when the british people voted last june, they but when the british people voted lastjune, they did not vote to become poorer or less secure. brexit, richer or poorer? well, that might depend more on how good our schools are on how strong our entrepreneurs, how much politicians do to support working people. the longer term is a fickle beast. the famous economistjohn maynard keynes once said in the long run, we're all dead. of course, we can flourish outside the european union. whether we do will be up to us. the duchess of sussex launched her grenfell community cookbook today alongside prince harry and her mother, doria ragland. meghan markle helped prepare lunch for the guests at the launch of her first solo project as a member of the royal family. the family recipes are produced by cooks from the hubb community kitchen, an initiative based near the site of grenfell tower which supports local people.
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tonight was the mercury prize, a prestigious award for the best music album from a british or irish artist. the 28 nominees included arctic monkeys, florence and the machine and lily allen. entertainment correspondent colin paterson was at the ceremony and he can answer the important question — who's won? it has gone to the london indie group wolf alisson for their album kate visions of a life. beautifully unconventional. from the mercury prize—winning album. ellie, you're the singer of the band, i saw you're the singer of the band, i saw you on stage and how much emotion you on stage and how much emotion you had, how much does this mean to
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wolf alice? i don't know. i think i've always found being a musician, being a performer, the whole music industry extremely intimidating. i've been scared about it and not known what i was doing. but here we are. four best friends. we still don't know what we're doing but we're here. it means everything because... i don't know. i don't know the answer to that question. i'm just so happy! we're too happy to even talk on it right now. this is very much an award for an album, why does the album still matter in 2018? we're probably one of the last generations listening to albums and cds and that sort of stuff, it's how we got into music, it's what we love, it's an important medium. things progress but it's up to you, you know. this is the trophy. hold it up to the camera, there's a £25,000 prize which they say they're going to spend the rest of the
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evening deciding how to spend. binga sherrock itch sharron is members of the public to share their old pictures of stone henge to celebrate a century since it was given to the nation —— english heritage has urged members of the public. it was given at auction in 2015. save all got one. photographs, millions of them, taken at this extraordinary monument —— they've all. now this monument wants yours. bob came as a teenager in 1960 and returned again this year to the exact same spot. sui was just four when she walked among the stones in 1966, and also came back to the same place. while jane was a little girl in the late 1960s on a visit from bristol. today she came back in
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person as world to the very same stone, all tojoin a new project sharing personal memories of stonehenge 100 years after the site was gifted to the nation. stonehenge 100 years after the site was gifted to the nationlj stonehenge 100 years after the site was gifted to the nation. i was about five and i vividly remember coming here and being wowed by how big the stones were an hayel, kuyt old, even though i was only little. the project once any photo from anyone from anywhere at stonehenge doesn't matter how old the photograph is whether the picture is black and white or colour. the aim remains the same, to personalise this ancient monument. digital photo album is a great way to create almost a national photo album of stonehenge. archaeology meets photography in a unique digital album set in stone. duncan
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kennedy, bbc news. now it's time for the weather. helen willits is here. hello. it's certainly been a busy couple of days in the weather centre, two named storms in a couple of days. the second immigrant and wales gave torrential rain on thursday into thursday night and with it strong winds in southern areas, so the potentialfor trees down —— in england and wales. it ta kes down —— in england and wales. it takes the humidex away but we keep these strong upper—level winds, the strong jet stream that will dry in further areas of rain —— humid air. the rush—hour will be nasty in inclement areas of central and east and parts on the rush—hour, sleep on the hills, poor visibility, and parts on the rush—hour, sleep on the hills, poorvisibility, driving rain, the winds could leave a lot of
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debris round first thing with potentially trees down but it potentially trees down but it potentially quieten is down as the showers and the winds eased down later in the days. much fresher and feeling quite cool in the north—west from the breeze on friday. noticeable in the south. by the end of the day to start saturday we have a brief ridge of high pressure, but very brief because you can see on saturday we got the next area of rain starting to slide into the south—west approaches. a fine, chilly start with a bit of mist and fog around but keeping fine weather in the north. even though there is still uncertainty about what will happen in the south, starting to firm up but we'll get wet weather through the second half of the day moving in. that's tied in with the next area of low pressure, that's giving us quite a headache. computer models can't agree on where exactly this area of low pressure is going to push, and how deep it will be, which means how windy it will be and how much rain it gives us. at the
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moment the best guess is it will move moment the best guess is it will m ove a cross moment the best guess is it will move across england and wales, so another dose of wet weather and potentially stormy winds. the chance that scotland and northern ireland may escape the worst. as i say, there's a lot of disagreement between the cube to the models, but we need to keep an eye on this because it could be a nasty storm —— computer models. the hope is it will have moved by the new week beginning. aj have moved by the new week beginning. a] lee breeze on monday morning but it should ease away and the sun should come out —— a chilly breeze. with14—16, around average for the time of year, and the light wind, feeling quite pleasant. for many, after the turbulent week, the good news is for next week the high pressure should hang around. at this time of year with the high pressure and the sunshine starting to weaken, you do get mist and fog in the mornings, which lasts into the rush—hour and the risk of grass


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