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this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines at 8pm... an upbeat rallying call from the prime minister — as she promises better days ahead for britain. ours isa ours is a great country. ourfuture is in our hands. together, let's seize it. together, let's build a better britain. theresa may also called on her party to show unity over brexit. if we all go off in different directions, in pursuit of our own visions of the perfect brexit, we risk ending up with no brexit at all. the coroner at the inquest into the westminster attack says pc palmer's death may have been prevented — as he criticises security arrangements around parliament. the first grenfell tower survivor to give evidence to the inquiry descibes being pushed back by thick black smoke as he tried to escape. also this hour — time's running out
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for survivors of the indonesian earthquake and tsunami. rescue and emergency aid teams are still struggling to reach remote areas that were hit. the shot at the ryder cup that has blinded one of the spectators in one eye — she tells the bbc she's lucky to be alive. and the duke and duchess of sussex make their first official visit to the county of their royal titles. good evening and welcome to bbc news. theresa may has insisted she will not let the country down over brexit. speaking at the conservative party
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conference in birmingham, mrs may defended her brexit strategy from strong criticism from some of her tory colleagues, including the former foreign secretary boris johnson. she danced onto the stage to abba and tried to put the coughing, gaffe—prone speech of last year behind her. on the economy, she said people need to know their hard work has paid off and signalled an end to austerity. she announced an end to a cap on local authority borrowing in england to kick start the building of new council houses. she also promised to increase early detection rates for cancer from 50% to 75% by 2028. our political editor laura kuenssberg was watching the speech. dancing queen plays. that really is abba.
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that really is the prime minister dancing onto the stage, laughing with herself, when her political situation has been anything but funny. # you can dance, you canjive... in a time of division, a plea, to her party and to the country, to stick together. let's make a positive case for our values that will cut through the bitterness and bile that is poisoning our politics, and let's say it loud and clear. conservatives will always stand up for a politics that unites us rather than divides us. applause. we need to be a party for the whole country, because today millions of people who have never supported our party in the past are appalled by whatjeremy corbyn has done to labour. they want to support a party that is decent, moderate and patriotic, one that puts the national interest first. we must show everyone in this country that we are that party. first, with a personal story,
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a new plan for cancer testing. a few years ago, my god—daughter was diagnosed with cancer, she underwent treatment and it seemed to be working, but the cancer came back. last summer, she sent me a text to tell me she was hoping to see another christmas. but she didn't make it. today, i can announce a new cancer strategy, funded through our 70th birthday investment, which will form a central part of our long—term plan for the nhs. there was no hiding from the fact her brexit plans have been trashed by some at this conference. we have had disagreements in this party about britain's membership of the eu for a long time, so it is not surprise we've had a range of different views expressed this week, but myjob as prime minister
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is to do what i believe to be in the national interest, and there plenty of prominent people in british politics, in parliament and out of it, who want to stop brexit in its tracks. we had the people's vote, and the people chose to leave. beyond brexit, a vow to make it easierfor councils to build more houses, and a direct promise to the public that might be hard to keep. because you made sacrifices, there are better days ahead because, a decade after the financial crash, people need to know that the austerity it led to is over and that their hard work has paid off. quite some claim. there is no sign the chancellor is in much of a mood to write bigger cheques, and their fate, her fate, the country's fate
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will be shaped by the final stages of the brexit talks in the next few weeks. we stand at a pivotal moment in our history. together, let's seize it. together, let's build a better britain. applause. relief written on her face, and heard in their applause. her moment, then his moment, too. theresa may's dilemmas don't disappear. but today she found her voice again. that was a hug of congratulation, not comfort. for a prime minister who has been almost permanently under attack, this was a day to show you and them in the hall that she thinks she still has what it takes.
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what you saw was a prime minister coming onto the stage, bursting with energy, dancing literary onto the stage, comfortable in her own skin. —— dancing, literally. do you think the speech changed the mood? it's been a difficult time for the party. i think definitely. you can feel it now. you can feel the buzz. this is a leader to take us through this critical moment in our history. she has found her mojo. thisjob done, she leaves birmingham seeming less at the mercy of events. many here still wonder if she can really make it through. but now it's back to work. after today, she has a little more space to try. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, birmingham. let's go now to our political correspondent — jonathan blake joins me from westminster. a speech where the prime minister
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was appealing for unity within the conservative party ranks, but how realistic is that in a week where we have seen former foreign secretary borisjohnson have seen former foreign secretary boris johnson running through have seen former foreign secretary borisjohnson running through wheat fields, saying her brexit pollard c is deranged? i think it is clear the frustrations people have within the conservative party will not go away. saying her brexit policy is deranged. the party does not seem to be coming up with ideas to capture people's imagination beyond brexit. there are frustrations from both sides, differing sides, about the prime minister's policy on brexit itself. those are still there, but i think the prime minister went some way at least to buying some time in keeping people on board with her brexit plan and reassuring people in the party who were worried they do not have a big enough offer, no substantive policies to capture people's imagination and grab the headlines and beyond and give people
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a reason to support them. those issues will not go away any time soon, but i think there were a couple of indicators that the prime minister has gone some way to addressing those concerns on brexit. the word chequers has come to be really toxic in the conservative party and beyond because it is universally disliked by people who wa nt universally disliked by people who want a cleaner brexit and two cuts ties with the european union altogether, and by those who think we should stay fairly close to the eu in future. but the prime minister did not mention the word at all. it is named after the agreement that the cabinet came to add the prime minister's country residence injuly but today she talk not of chequers but today she talk not of chequers but a free—trade deal allowing frictionless transfer of goods
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between britain and the eu. i think there are signs that those who dislike chequers and want the prime minister to pursue a looser free—trade dealfor minister to pursue a looser free—trade deal for britain's relationship with the eu have accepted that as a sign that she is perhaps willing to come around to their way of thinking and give some ground. she has perhaps bought herself sometime, and with the policy announcements that we heard, cancer screening to be stepped up, lifting the cap on councils borrowing money to build new homes and a renewal of the freeze on fuel duty, they will go some way to address concerns people have, thinking where are the new ideas, what can people look at and say this is what conservative government will be about as to brexit and in the meantime. there could be a birmingham ballance for the prime minister, the speech went well from those people concerned in birmingham. a birmingham bounce. she and party members might be coming back to london with a spring in her step, but the issues in her in tray are not going away so it could be back to earth with a third. thank
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you, jonathan blake. our ecomics editor kamal ahmed has more on the treasury's reaction to the prime minister's speech. well, let's say it's certainly a different tone from the prime minister. ahead of the budget in three weeks, i think the treasury, the chancellor, want a more sober message. there's still that brexit risk to the economy and, of course, tax rises, it's suggested, will be needed to pay for that nhs pledge. and here today there's the prime minister saying that she is ruling out a big tax rise on fuel and announcing the end of austerity if she gets a good brexit deal and, of course, that is a pretty big if. certainly many economists have said today, and the figures bear this out, that austerity is not yet over. it's not over this year, it's not over next year and it's not over the year ahead of that. the amount of spending per person on things like schools, on libraries, on the police is falling every year. those cuts already announced. and, of course, benefit cuts until 2020, total some £12 billion. i think the prime minister was talking about the future, but the treasury knows that
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at the moment it's a future promise, it's not the reality today. kamal ahmed. the coroner at the inquest into the westminster bridge attack has criticised shortcomings in security at westminster and said the death of pc keith palmer could have been prevented. relatives, survivors and the police have been giving evidence at the old bailey during the three week hearing into the attack last year which killed five people. our home affairs correspondent, daniel sandford, reports. the last calm moments of what had been just another westminster spring day. our home affairs correspondent, daniel sandford, reports. the last calm moments of what had been just another westminster spring day. american tourist kurt cochran with his wife melissa, pensioner leslie rhodes returning from hospital, aysha frade texting her husband on her way to pick up her kids from school, andrea cristea, a tourist from romania, and pc keith palmer manning the main gates to parliament. but in 82 seconds of terror, they were all left with fatal injuries. the shocking deaths produced
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searching questions, not least about armed policing in parliament. pc keith palmer's wife said he was left alone and unarmed at the gates of the house of commons. his attacker, khalid masood, were shot dead by a ministerial bodyguard. the armed officers who should have been at the gate were some 50 metres away. with pc palmer's family listening in, the chief coroner said today, due to shortcomings in the security system, the armed officers were not aware of a requirement to remain in close proximity to the gates. had they been stationed there, it's possible that they may have been able to prevent pc palmer suffering fatal injuries. another big issue was the lack of protection for pedestrians on westminster bridge. khalid masood used a rented hyundai 4x4 to run people down. the first people he hit were melissa and kurt cochran. he died saving her life, pushing her out of the way. knowing that he saved me sure makes me want to make him proud and...
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recover the best i can and just go on and do what i can for my family and... and myself. the bereaved families think attacks on pedestrians in nice and berlin the previous year should have led to barriers on westminster bridge. the third big issue in the inquest was what the security service, mi5, already knew about khalid masood. the inquest heard that in 2003 masood stabbed someone in the face, and a senior member of mi5 told the coroner that the security service had linked him to an al-qaeda bomber and members of the banned group al—muhajiroun, and in 2010 had listed him as an extremist and an official subject of interest, before he dropped off the radar. aysha frade's death left two daughters without a mother,
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and her husband told me he felt mi5 had failed to protect her. the one thing that i absolutely want to do is to ensure that no other family goes through the horrendous pain that myself and my family have gone through. though, of course, despite the police shortcomings, the man who killed the five people was khalid masood. daniel sandford, bbc news. and after the coroner told the inquest that pc keith palmer's death could have been prevented, neil basu — the head of counter terror policing at the metroplitan police — apologised on behalf of the met. the chief coroner also said due to the shortcomings in the security system at new palace yard, including the supervision of those engaged in such duties, the armed officers were
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not aware of the requirement to remain in close proximity to the gates. had they been stations that it is possible they may have been able to prevent police constable palmer suffering fatal injuries. the chief coroner has plainly carried out a rigorous and full inquiry and we unreservedly accept his conclusions. even the possibility that the met lost the chance to prevent the murder of such a brave and courageous officer is unacceptable. for the loss of that possibility to protect him from khalid masood, we are deeply sorry. the former head of the national counter terrorism security office, chris phillips, is here. chris, in your view, what went wrong that day at the palace of westminster? it is clear that have the armed officers been at the gate, there would have been a slightly different results. i am sure people
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would still have died and it would have been a different incident, but i think the sad thing is that the poor officer had to take the brunt ofa madman, poor officer had to take the brunt of a madman, effectively, running at him with two or three seconds to spare. we have to bearing mind that hindsight is a great thing, we have... can look at everything and think what would have happened if this or that had been the case? the officers carrying the firearms would have been complete the devastated that they were not in the right place at the right time. the right place at the right time. the right place would have been at the gates? the front gate is always a place you would tend to have your main levels of security. that said, part of their patrol may well have been to move away from the gates from time to time, i am not sure. was there a need for more armed officers, is there still a need for that at the palace of westminster? that building is probably the most policed building in the country, it has more armed officers than pretty much
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every constabulary across the country at any given time. i think you could always argue for more officers, there you have to bearing mind that building is a working building, people are coming in and out, walking around the inside of the building and all of those have to be policed. it is a dreadfully difficultjob to try to stop someone so intent on killing. i think you are one of the people who suggested pedestrianised in the whole area around the palace of westminster, in other words ordinary members of the public and cars can't get near it. is that the way forward? 0thers would say the home of democracy needs to be accessible. that does not mean you need to have vehicles travelling in front of the front gate. mps want to use taxis and get in and out of the building, that is quite right, you can protect better against vehicle attack if you keep
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the distance further away. pedestrianise in that area for normal vehicles would be a way of helping security, it would delay any potential attacker and give you more distance and from my perspective it would make the area a much nicer place to be. westminster bridge itself came about the inquest, whether there should have been more railings to separate the road from the pavement so that's khalid masood's vehicle could not have mounted the pavement and kill people? now we have protected those pavements it gives other opportunities to any would—be terrorist. you have to be realistic, there is very little you can do to stop a madman in a vehicle knocking people over, you have to be realistic that if that's a madman has two very sharp knives and is very aggressive, some people will die, unfortunately. the firearms officers would have made a difference but firearms being discharged in a busy spot like that would also have caused...
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potentially caused other dangers. hindsight is a great thing, we understand this has to be done, pointing the finger of blame is not a lwa ys pointing the finger of blame is not always good and i think lessons will be learned. i don't think you will see that location without armed officers in the future but we should not point the finger too much. thank you for coming in, chris phillips, former head of the national counterterrorism office. the headlines on bbc news... the prime minister calls on conservatives to unite — as she promises better days ahead for britain in her speech at the end of the party conference. an inquest into the westminster terror attack is told that it's possible pc keith palmer's death could have been prevented, if armed officers had been in a different location. the first grenfell tower survivor to give evidence to the inquiry descibes being pushed back by thick black smoke as he tried to escape. sport now, and for a full round up from the bbc sport centre,
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here's chris mitchell. lots of football tonight. tottenham already a goal down at wembley to barcelona in the champions league. about 20 minutes long in the —— gone in the late kick—offs. bad news for liverpool, one of their players has just gone off injured. you can see the results here. let's ta ke you can see the results here. let's take you to the championship. west brom were a goal down a moment ago at sheffield wednesday, and they still are. albion could go top if they win tonight. early days in all those scores for
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you is still in the first half. steve bruce has been sacked as manager of aston villa. the club have won only once in their last 11 games and are twelfth in the championship. bruce, who had been at villa forjust under two years, is the first manager in the top two divisions to lose hisjob this season. brooks koepka says he's heartbroken that one of his shots at the ryder cup hit a spectator. the lady in question has lost the sight in her right eye. at a news conference today koepka said he only heard the news about corine remande's injury on tuesday. looking forward to speaking with her today, or in the next few days, hours, whatever it might be. and just having a conversation with her, talking to her. there is nobody that feels worse about this than i do. you know, it is a tragic accident, what happens. i mean, i'm
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heartbroken. i'm all messed up inside. andrew strauss has stepped down as england's director of cricket after three and a half years in the role. strauss had taken a break in may after his wife ruth entered a new period of treatment for cancer. andy flower, who has covered for him, will continue in an interim role before a full—time replacement is found. the former england test captain says 2019 is potentially the most important the game has had in this country with the world cup and ashes series on home soil. those around him say he's done a good job. he's been incredibly instrumental in our forward he's been incredibly instrumental in ourforward thinking he's been incredibly instrumental in our forward thinking and he's been incredibly instrumental in ourforward thinking and planning to the position of where we are at the moment. it's easily brushed over, but certainly you go back to the start of our summer in 2015, the direction given by him to myself, paul farbrace was the interim coach at the time, and all the selectors
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was to build something that will prepare you for the 2090 world cup. without that direction we would not have been allowed the freedom to play in that manner, because we can plan for mcgregor said. the job he has done has been fantastic. he will be missed but i am sure he has is working as a team, the team is playing very well. he has a team in a good position, i think that will continue and we look forward to that in the next 12 months. england's men's hockey team are playing a friendly to commemorate 30 years since they won olympic gold in seoul. they're up against belgium at the lee valley stadium in london — 1-1, 1—1, belgium took the lead, great britain got one back. and you can watch it on the red
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button and bbc sport website. some of the 88 hockey team are at the game. that's all the sport for now. i'll have more for you in sportsday at 10:30pm. the authorities in indonesia have set a deadline of friday to find anyone still trapped under rubble following the earthquake and tsunami. after that they say there is little chance of finding survivors. 1,400 people are known to have died. the uk government has announced that it is sending shelter kits, solar lanterns and water purifiers to the region but help is arriving slowly and aid agencies say it's not getting through to the most remote areas. 0ur correspondentjonathan head is in palu — one of the worst hit areas on the island of sulawesi. from there he sent this report. even now, five days after the earthquake, the tsunamis and the mudslides, the damage wrought on this part of indonesia still has the power to shock.
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some buildings crumpled. others were literally swallowed by mud. it was the mud that did for petobo, a neighbourhood to the east of the city. fields of rice, shaken loose by the earthquake, that poured down the hillside. it buried the mother and baby sister of fiona, not yet two years old, who was pulled from the mud by her older brother. she's being cared for by her aunt. translation: she often asks, where's my mum? where has my mum gone? i tell her we're still looking for her, or i say, your mother has gone on a long journey. if she hears a loud noise or a plane going overhead, she's scared. she's still traumatised. over here, it was even worse. a road, and all the houses along it, obliterated by mud. astonishingly, this cornfield has travelled more than a mile. and this mad jumble of wreckage
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is the remains of at least two villages. they scarcely know where to begin recovering the bodies of the victims. this was a christian study centre. there were 200 students there when it was torn from its foundations. just try to imagine the terrible force that uprooted these front pillars of the church and toppled them over and that flattened this massive concrete roof here. even now, they don't know how many victims may still be underneath. and all of this was dragged by the mudslide from right over there, behind those palm trees. one of the students was martin's 17—year—old son, gabriel rean. he's already resigned himself to the near certainty of his death. every parent hopes
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for a son, he said. now ijust want to recover his body for a proper burial in my hometown. the collective loss suffered by the people of this city is incalculable. help is on the way now — it will be needed for a very long time. jonathan head, bbc news, palu, indonesia. president trump has mocked the university professor who claims she was sexually assaulted by his supreme court nominee, brett kavanaugh, when they were teenagers. mr trump had previously described dr christine blasey ford as a very credible witness after she testified before a senate committee last week. but at a rally in mississippi last night, he ridiculed her account, and said it had destroyed thejudge's life. how did you get home? i don't remember. how did you get there? i don't remember. where is the place? i don't remember. how many years ago was it? i don't know.
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cheering. i don't know! what neighbourhood was it in? i don't know. where is the house? i don't know. upstairs, downstairs, where was it? i don't know. but i had one beer. that's the only thing i remember. and a man's life is in tatters. a man's life is shattered. let's speak to our correspondent in washington, gary 0'donoghue. quite extraordinary, really, because before he said her evidence was compelling and she was a credible witness? very credible, in fact, very compelling. a fine woman, as he put it last week after she gave her evidence. now we are on tuesday night and evidence. now we are on tuesday nightand a evidence. now we are on tuesday night and a mississippi he is telling everyone, effectively, she is making it up. there were a couple of things where he was wrong, she
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was not at all unclear about whether this incident she says happened to place upstairs and downstairs, she was not clear about which year it was. she said it was 1982. the white house are trying to suggest this was pointing out facts or inconsistencies, that is not entirely true, some of the things he said there, she was clear on. it is an extraordinary turnabout in a few days and something that has bothered a number of republican senators such asjeff a number of republican senators such as jeff flake from arizona, a number of republican senators such asjeff flake from arizona, who said what the president did last night was and susan collins from maine, who said it was plain wrong. that matters because they would be crucial votes if the republicans still hope to get brett kavanaugh confirmed by the senate later this week. that depends on the fbi investigation into what happened, what is going on with that inquiry? 0ne what is going on with that inquiry? one thing is that there are complaints from the democrats, as
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you would expect, that not everyone who has been interviewed who should be interviewed, so christine blasey ford has not been interviewed by the fbi, nor has brett kavanaugh, as we understand. but they have interviewed the man, markjudge, allegedly in the room at the time of the assault. that had not happened before, he had provided statements but not in interview. we are told the fbi could hand over this report to the white house possibly today, they had to do by friday. the republican leader in the senate mitch mcconnell has promised a vote this week. it is getting to the end of this process. we will see how those key republicans come of this sense, whether they have decided to fall behind brett kavanaugh or end this nomination process. thank you, gary 0'donoghue. now it's time for a look at the weather with louise lear. a fairly cloudy night for most of
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us, where we have seen the best of the sunshine today, and that has not been much, we can see breaks in the cloud across central and southern areas, seeing patchy mist and fog. further north and west, certainly more cloud and more of a breeze with the arrival of a weather front which will gradually bring rain to the north—west of the great glen and into northern ireland. but with those cloudy skies, temperatures widely stay into double figures, ten to 12 degrees perhaps the exception into the far north—east of scotland and clearer skies. it will be a generally cloudy start for many, rain gathering in intensity as it moves rain gathering in intensity as it m oves a cross rain gathering in intensity as it moves across scotland into northern ireland and eventually into north—western parts of england as well. if we get some breaks in the cloud we will see a little bit of sunshine, with highs of 19 to 20. little change into friday, it looks as though it will stay warm but largely dry, with more rain to come for the start of the weekend. hello this is bbc news.
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the headlines. the prime minister calls on conservatives to unite — as she promises better days ahead for britain in her speech at the end of the party conference. 0urs ours is 0urs isa ours is a great country. our ours is a great country. 0urfuture is in our hands. together let's seize it. together, let build a better britain. the coroner at the inquests into the westminster terror attack says it's possible pc keith palmer's death could have been prevented. pc palmer's widow says her husband was in a vulnerable location, with no protection and left to die. time's running out for survivors of the indonesian earthquake and tsunami, as rescue teams struggle to reach remote areas that were hit. the first grenfell tower survivor to give evidence to the inquiry descibes being pushed back by thick black smoke — as he tried to escape. and coming up, we speak
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to the founder of parkrun, the five kilometre running phenomenon, as it celebrates its 14th year this week. the first survivor of the grenfell tower fire to give evidence at the inquiry into the disaster has been describing the moment he tried to leave his tenth floor flat after his son had woken him up and told him to get out. antonio roncolato, who'd lived in the flats for 27 years, said he opened his door and was confronted with thick black smoke — it hurt his eyes and he thought it would kill him. so he didn't leave. daniella relph reports from the inquiry. you may find some of the images in her report distressing he was one of the last residents to be rescued. antonio roncolato had remained in his flat for around six hours during the fire. it had been his home for 27 years.
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i swear by almighty god... the first resident to give evidence, he described how he opened the door to his flat as the fire took hold. and was confronted by overpowering thick black smoke. the moment i opened the door, ifelt i had been hit by a gas as well as smoke. so physically it would stop me from breathing. so i said you know, you cannot go out there. that is why i closed promptly and my eyes were crying like, you know, it was really horrible. so that is why i closed the door and i went to rinse my eyes in the bathroom. so basically the flames were there... using a floor plan of his flat, antonio roncolato explained that he could see the cladding alight and flames spreading on the outside of the tower. his son sent him this distressing photo of grenfell ablaze and phoned him, telling him that he loved him and that he needed to get out. inside the tenth floor flat
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mr roncolato took his own images of smoke filling the hallway. but he told the enquiry he still decided to stay put as instructed by firefighters. well, very much stay put, somebody is coming to get you. he was very determined in his affirmation, in his words. not to try anything risky, basically. that they were aware that i was there and they would come and get me. this was the day the families started to be heard at the grenfell enquiry. so far the focus has been on the official response to the fire. now it is examining the experience of survivors and those who lost family and friends. pret a manger has announced that full ingredient labelling, including allergens, will be introduced to all products that are freshly made in its shop kitchens. it follows the case of natasha ednan—laperouse who died after suffering an allergic reaction to a sandwich containing sesame seeds bought from one of its outlets.
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in a statement pret chief executive clive schlee said he hoped the measures set the company ‘on course to drive change in the industry'. the court of appeal has ruled that the government acted unlawfully over its treatment of child refugees. the government agreed to relocate 480 children in britain as part of the so—called dubs amendment. but the court of appeal said some young asylum seekers were given patently inadequate reasons for being refused entry. russian president vladimir putin has called former russian spy sergei skripal a traitor. sergei skripal and his daughter yulia were poisoned with a nerve agent in salisbury in march. mr putin said the former spy had betrayed his country. translation: i see that some of your
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collea g u es translation: i see that some of your colleagues are promoting a theory that mr skripal was a kind of human rights activists, but he is just a spy. he betrayed his homeland. there isa spy. he betrayed his homeland. there is a term. traitor. he is one of them. imagine all of a sudden you meet a man who betrayed his country. what would you say to him, to anyone? he is just what would you say to him, to anyone? he isjust riffraff. that's it. well let's get more now on the kavanaugh case. republicanjeff flake is the key senator who called for an expanded fbi investigation into the claims against brett kavanaugh. this was a deal struck with his democratic colleague chris goons. our colleague at beyond 100 days, katty kay, spoke to chris coons and asked him how he felt about the outcome of the deal he struck with senator flake.
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i think it has been a significant step forward that the senator made possible. either over again, step forward that the senator made possible. either overagain, i'm a democrat, he's a conservative and i'm not. if he had not hit the pause button last friday the judge would already be on the court. so that the fbi took several days to interview a range of witnesses, i think with a positive thing. i think the neck hope that they have not concluded their investigation this number of folks they should interview, but i do think this moment and this respite of bipartisanship since an important message to our colleagues in the country that when someone like doctor ford comes forward with credible allegations of assault they are investigated and not ignored. what you your reaction to be from your democratic colleagues? with a just accepted and move forward in a bipartisan way perhaps? that would
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bea bipartisan way perhaps? that would be a hopeful view of the likely outcome. i suspect that depending on the outcome they will be sharply different views of the fact and what is appropriate next. my hope is that we have come closer together into having a shared body of facts to work from. i don't know yet about anything that will be an fbi report to the senate but i am looking forward to reading it later this week. they are accusing democrats of changing the goalposts and they are not concerned with the issue of character and temperament. i will read you something that senator hatch has written today. how do you respond?” how do you respond? i think the senator, a colleague and friend, it
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sort of mixing two key points. it's a lwa ys sort of mixing two key points. it's always appropriate to question whether or not someone has the right tojudicial temperament whether or not someone has the right to judicial temperament if they have the sort of on measured aggressive and clearly partisan outburst that judge kavanaugh had. it was not outburst, it was a planned, written and fears he delivered an address directed at the democrats last week. i think implicitly to make the second point the senator is giving thejudge a pass second point the senator is giving the judge a pass for being as serious as he was because of the circumstances that led to the hearing. i think that could excuse is being very angry and very agitated. but i don't think it excuses the partisan nature of his attacks on the committee. the judge would have been far better served to leave those arguments to his partisan defenders on the committee asa partisan defenders on the committee as a setting circuit courtjudge and as a setting circuit courtjudge and a nominee to our supreme court it was not constructive for him to
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inject a very sharp edged partisan assault on a number of the committee members. whatever the wrongs the reds of this case that we don't know fa cts reds of this case that we don't know facts yet, we map never know them, i spoke at your colleagues in the senate were very concerned that this is hurting democrats. they are seeing their poll numbers particularly democrats like a player that a running particularly democrats like a player thata running in particularly democrats like a player that a running in conservative states, they‘ re that a running in conservative states, they're seeing their approval ratings being hurt. there's approval ratings being hurt. there's a chance of a republican backlash in republican motivator because of this whole kava naugh case. republican motivator because of this whole kavanaugh case. are you concerned about that?” whole kavanaugh case. are you concerned about that? i think what that reflects is that there's millions of americans that have real problems and issues in front of them. they have family members were committee that's been deeply affected by opioids and heroin addiction and they don't hear that we are actually passing big bipartisan bills that senators like claire have crafted. they hear about what they view as endless partisan bickering overjudge kavanaugh and
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his school yearbook. thank you very much forjoining us. democrat senator on the us judiciary committee talking to us earlier on. sir david attenborough has urged the world not to panic about the state of the planet — despite donald trump s decision to withdraw from the paris climate accord. in an interview with the bbc‘s newsnight programme — the broadcaster said he doubted the extent to which the usa would withdraw from global agreements on climate change — and reflected on the global reaction to climate change. up up to five years ago i was really very pessimistic. the paris agreement as you say will, the time to be at last the nations committed senses. i walked out of those conferences, i was there, alongside the chief scientist of this country. he was walking on air. he said we've
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got it, we've got the agreement! and we have got the agreement, it is true that president trump does not go along with it. and to what extent the united states will withdraw from it we will see. my suspicion is that people will realise that actually the united states and the attitude is outdated. it does not apply anymore, and i think that will be overcome. there are, a groundswell internationally of recognising what we are doing to the planets and the disaster that awaits unless we do something. the trouble is the problem is getting and worse by the day and we don't have time to spare. no nation can act by itself anymore to my as it were, if it's going to get real effective. the other side is true as well and even if a
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powerful nation withdraws that is not a disaster. it's a big setback, but not the end of the world. i have an optimism in the united states will recognise these problems and throw their weight behind it. it will be very important when it does. and you can hear the full interview with sir david attenborough on the bbc‘s newsnight programme tonight on bbc two at 10:30pm. 1a years ago this week, a free five—kilometre time—trial around bushy park, in south west london marked the start of the parkrun phenomenon. 13 people turned up to that first run. now — on a good weekend — close to 250,000 people take part — across 20 countries — and today it's believed someone somewhere became the five millionth person to sign up to race. the founder of parkrun, paul sinton—hewitt, who organised that first race all those years ago is here. thank you so much for being with us.
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could you believe what has happened in those years since that first run? i3 in those years since that first run? 13 people? that's right. i knew most of them so it has been an amazing journey and it is believable when you live it day by day, but of course when you see it growing the way it has been growing it feels like an amazing story. just explain the basics. it's a free weekly time to run in the part delivered by volu nteers to run in the part delivered by volunteers in those communities and its posted by the social interaction that goes on between people in the park and around the park. the run is the glue that holds us together but it's for everybody. anybody can participate in you can walk or run orjog. these participate in you can walk or run or jog. these events, participate in you can walk or run orjog. these events, all 1500 of them around the world are completely run and operated by the volunteers. and you are getting people of all ages, all shapes and sizes? we start
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off for what we think that's appropriate. there's people from for all the way up to 90. would have had all the way up to 90. would have had a huge rise of people over the age of 50 taking part. it's a fantastic events to be involved in. and it's a brilliant way of trying, we hear all about how problems and obesity and the cost of the national health service. this is one of the ways of getting a nation fitter and healthier. it's absolutely proven to be so. we have loads of people of lies who have been positively affected. when the weather is appropriate she gets wheeled out in appropriate she gets wheeled out in a wheelchair and she becomes a volunteer. her name is elizabeth and she's a real part of this community. this goes on every park around the world. it's notjust physical
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health, its mental health and we talked about more and more these days. the health benefits from running and exercise are pretty clear. the endorphin rush you get after it you have done a good run. mental health is a massive part of how this works. i am a mental health sufferer. we do parkrun on christmas day and that the day when a lot of people are lonely and it's a fantastic opportunity to see people foran houron fantastic opportunity to see people for an hour on christmas day who otherwise might not have the opportunity to see anybody. just seeing a picture there on the monitor of the very first run i think any of talked about how it has expanded exponentially. what are your plans for the future? one more we realise that parkrun is a health intervention and we have focused on how we can interview people's lives to make them healthier and have a
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project that's on the way with the royal college with the gps can prescribe an appropriate circumstance, to the park perhaps just visiting with us and maybe volunteering, walking and then eventually maybe even running. that's one thing. we are in prisons, nine prisons now across the united kingdom and that will happen more and more. we try to work programmes around areas of depravity and trying to help the least fortunate in this world to enjoy what we enjoy every week. that's the great thing about running. it's so simple and does not ta ke running. it's so simple and does not take a huge amounts to have a run. it's not like a football or rugby match, you could just go out and run. you will be amazed at the barriers put in our place to begin with. things like being charged to be in with. things like being charged to beina with. things like being charged to be in a park, requiring all sorts of medical equipment. over the years we
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have gone from having absolutely no requirements to where we are com pletely requirements to where we are completely professional and every event is risk assessed and it has the right provisions but you're right in saying that everybody, whether you have running shoes or not everybody can participate. you only need no paraphernalia to take part. and those authorities that we re part. and those authorities that were obstructive at a much more supportive now? or are they still tricky? things have changed immeasurably, we had a challenge a couple of years ago that on the whole everybody has understood but this is a health intervention for communities by communities and barriers are becoming less and less for us. if you have one message to anyone watching? it's so simple, it's very easy to participate whether it's walking orjumping.
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come down to find out what we like andjoin come down to find out what we like and join the fun. great stalk you, thank you so much, very inspirational. the duke and duchess of sussex have made their first official visit to the county that bears their name. visiting some of its most well—known sites, the couple saw a rare sussex copy of the american declaration of independence, and spoke to a charity that supports survivors of rape and sexual assault. our royal correspondent sarah campbell was there. chichester. the first sussex city to fly the flag for the new duke and duchess. there were handshakes with as many people as possible. even those with four legs didn't miss out. in a nod to meghan's country of birth, the couple were shown the rare sussex copy of the american declaration of independence. wow! to bognor regis and a musical interlude at a new university technology park. with the obligatory... ..and fairly low—tech plaque unveil.
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in brighton, a change of pace. knitting with a charity which works with survivors of sexual abuse. before today, meghan hadn't set foot inside this county, and now she's here as the first ever duchess of sussex. it continues to be quite a year for the former actress from los angeles. she's good at the job, she's really nice and everything. meghan is beautiful. i like it because they're not so royalty. they will give people high fives and everything. a hit in sussex. later this month, the couple will be taking their high fives down under as they embark on their first majorforeign tour. sarah campbell, bbc news, brighton. the winner of the royal institute of british architects' most prestigious award, the riba stirling prize, will be announced next week. the nominations to become britain's best new building include a student housing development, a cemetery, and a nursery school. we'll look at each building in the shortlist over the next few
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days, and today it's the turn of the sultan nazrin shah centre at worcester college in oxford by niall mclaughlin architects what the client was looking to achieve was a space for lecturers and performances, where the whole community of the college could come together in one space. and in addition what they wanted to do was to engage with the broader community and the city of oxford and extend the intellectual life of the college. we host the oxford literary festival, where people come from all over the country to hear great writers and speakers. it has this beautiful auditorium in the style of an ancient greek amphitheatre. community spaces available for dance, exercise, play rehearsals. break—out space.
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so it's a building all about reaching out and coming together. i think the thing i hope makes the building special and unique is the idea of a theatre in a beautiful garden setting. many lecture theatres are quite closed in. they are quite contained and they're permanently blacked out and we tried to design it so that light comes in from different angles. as you are standing in the lecture theatre, the clear windows are giving you light from the skiy and you can see beyond out onto the illuminated cricket pitch, but also into other shady part of the garden which are full of dappled light coming through the trees. previously most of us spent most of our time studying in our bedrooms, which can be a bit dark and boring and also quite lonely. in comparison we can now study in the sultan nazrin shah centre which is a much brighter area and we have a social space. it is a nice balance to have. because the sultan nazrin shah centre is in our beautiful historic landscape, sustainability credentials were really
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important to us. but also resilience against climate change. we're on the flood plain but the building is raised up above the flood plain so we are pretty confident it is going to be here for 300 years, just as the college has been in the past. you can find out more about all of the nominated buildings on the bbc arts website and watch this year's riba stirling prize live here on the bbc news channel next wednesday evening from 8:30pm. the presenter and dj, zoe ball, will become the first woman to host bbc radio 2's breakfast show when she takes over from chris evans injanuary. with nine million listeners a week, it's the uk's most listened to breakfast show. this morning, zoe ball said she was thrilled , but said she didn't underestimate the challenge. here's our entertainment correspondent lizo mzimba. your brand—new host of the radio 2 breakfast show is zoe ball! good morning, zoe.
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hello, chris. this is bonkers! the moment millions of listeners found out who will take over one of the biggestjobs in broadcasting. it feels wonderful, i feel so privileged and honoured to be asked and to be the woman that they've asked to do it. i really hope they've given me the job because they think i'm the best one for the job. but, yes, it is exciting all round. there's so much to celebrate. it really is quite wonderful. zoe ball is a familiar voice to audiences and a familiar successor to chris evans. two decades ago she took over the radio1 breakfast show, nine months after he left the job. it was last month that chris evans revealed that he was leaving the radio 2 breakfast show which he has hosted for eight years. he is one of the biggest paid stars on the bbc at a time when much attention has been focused
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on the gender pay gap. chris was paid 1.66 million for the show, are you expecting the same? i'm definitely not expecting the same but we have discussed the fee and i'm very happy with what the bbc are paying me. i mean, if it will come out one day, i'm sure these things tend to, i'm hoping that people will say that that's fair. were you adamant that you wanted a woman to do the show? we were keen to find the best person to do the job and we are fortunate, we are home to some of the biggest music and entertainment stars in the uk. we had a lot of people to look at but we thought zoe was perfect for this role. and the verdict from chris evans? fantastic pick. best person for thejob. zoe says the job is a big challenge and one she's looking forward to. liso mzimba, bbc news.
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good evening. a fairly cloudy night for most of us, but we have seen the best of the sunshine today and there has not been that much, but was could see the brakes of cloud in the southern areas producing patchy mist and fog overnight. so the more clout in more of a the arrival of a weather front that will gradually bring rain to northwest of the glen and into the island. those clouded temperatures ten to 12 degrees perhaps into the far northeast of scotland. it will be a generally cloudy start for many. the rain gathering and it tent city as it moves its way across scotland at the other island and into the northwest parts of england as well. having appraised the cloud will also see little bit of sunshine with highs of i9 little bit of sunshine with highs of 19 to 20 degrees. little change really at to move into friday that looks as though it will stay warm
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but largely dry it with more rain to come to start the weekend. hello, i'm karin giannone, this is outside source. more than 1,400 people are now known to have died in indonesia — the un warns help has yet to reach some of areas worst affected. a "very credible witness", that's what donald trump said last week about the woman who's accused judge kavanagh. now, he's mocked her testimony. how did you get home? i don't remember. how did you get there? i don't remember. where is the place? i don't remember. how many years ago? i don't remember. how many years ? i i don't remember. how many years ago? i don't know. vladimir putin has also been casting insults — he's called sergei skripal, the spy poisoned with nerve agent in salisbury, a traitor and a scumbag. and we'll be talking about fan bingbing, the chinese film star who disappeared for three months — now she's been hit by a massive fine, and made a statement praising the communist party.
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