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this is bbc news i'm martine croxwell. the headlines at 8pm. there's been a day of events to mark the second anniversary of the grenfell tower tragedy survivors and families say their trauma continues. here in west london, virtually in the shadow of grunfeld tower, the community has come together for prayers, for words, first songs, and shortly they will be taking part in a march to a member those who died. the frontrunner for the tory leadership, borisjohnson, says he will take part in a bbc tv debate with other contenders. two hospital patients die of listeria because of prepacked
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sandwiches. ... this listeria because of prepacked sandwiches. this is the scene in love, as england lionesses taken argentina as they try to get through to the knockout stage in the women's world cup. dolce and gabbana become the first luxury fashion house to extend their range to size 22. and fighting aliens in men are you a clean? to make well, i mean that to an extent that all women are. fighting aliens and men in black, hear what mark makes about in the rest of this week's releases in the rest of this week's releases in the film review. good evening and welcome to bbc news. survivors of the grenfell tower and bereaved families have been
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laying wreaths at the foot of the building in west london. a church service was held earlier to mark the second anniversary of the fire in which 72 people died. the public inquiry into the fire heard evidence that the cladding on the outside of the building was the primary cause of the spread of the blaze. two years on, three quarters of tall buildings in england with similar cladding still haven't had it removed or modified. our special correspondent lucy manning has the story. # ijust lift my head up to the sky and say # help me to be strong # ijust can't give up now... in the shadow of grenfell, a community that fire ripped apart came together. but, if we're honest, not much seems to have changed. two years on, we still seem no clearer on where responsibility lies. zainab choucair.
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mierna choucair... 72 names, many whole families. the pain has not subsided. it has just lasted for a longer, and the sense of injustice has grown. we don't want to wait for justice, i don't know, certain years. as soon as possible we get the justice. grenfell remembers, grieves, but they don't forget they still don't have any answers. two years on, no one held responsible. no one charged. no outcome to the public enquiry. marcio gomes and his pregnant wife escaped that night but his son, the youngest of the 72 victims, killed two months before he was due to be born.
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lots of emotions. crying, anger. love, forgiveness. everything. and two years on, has enough changed? no, not nearly enough. a lot more needs to be done. people need to feel safe at home. the grenfell families were promised everyone would be rehoused within three weeks. two years on, and 17 households still haven't found permanent homes. the country was promised every high rise building would be made safe. two years on, 328 buildings are still with unsafe cladding, with tens of thousands of people still living in them. i'm proud to be supporting this cookbook... survivor, munira mahmud, has raised money with a grenfell cookbook, but cannot find peace. it is two years on. and no one has been charged yet. people are walking freely, sleeping nicely, you know,
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and we are in a nightmare. the families, we lost families, friends, neighbours. they are dignified. they have refused to give up. but are still waiting. lucy manning reporting. ben ando is at the vigil for us. ben? yum! i guess, that's right, events have been taking place here all day, virtually in the shadow where we are standing at grenfell tower. as he can see, probably many thousands of people from the local community have gathered, they have been listening from lectures from priests, poets, they have heard words from the local in mind, from the mosque. they heard that a hindu meditation, there have been songs from schoolchildren. and from pop singers. and what they are waiting for now is for things to be ready
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for now is for things to be ready for a silage rock that they will ta ke for a silage rock that they will take part of, loop of about a quarter of a mile around here, returning back to the base of the tower to conclude it. and at that point, there will be remembering the 72 people who died earlier, all of their names were read out here, after each small group of names were red outcome the crowd intoned forever in our hearts. very much a theme here, and people are determined to remember those who died, determined to ensure that lessons a re died, determined to ensure that lessons are learned, and that regulations are changed so that such a tragedy can't happen again. its mixed emotions than tonight. yes, certainly sadness, remembrances very much to the forefront. a people here are also frustrated, i think they are frustrated that two years after the grenfell tragedy, there are still so many tower blocks over 200, the bbc has found, that still haven't had that aluminium cladding removed. nothing has been done. over 100 buildings have had it stripped
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away, but there are still plenty that come about something that's causing frustration. frustration for example that fire regulations have not been formally changed to ensure that if you live in a building that's over ten stories high, if there is a fire, the instructions are not to stay, but to get out, because that's something that they feel saved many lives on that nice two years ago. so yes, remembrances, solemnity, sadness, but also some frustration, and a little anger that things seem to be moving very slowly when it comes to the authorities taking heed of the lessons of g re nfell tower. taking heed of the lessons of grenfell tower. been. thank you very much in west london. borisjohnson, the front runner in the race to the conservative party leader and prime ministers now says he will take part in the bbc television debate with the other contenders next tuesday. ina radio the other contenders next tuesday. in a radio interview he said it was perfectly realistic to renegotiate the withdrawal agreement with the eu before the end of october but the uk should step up preparations for a no—deal brexit,
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to help get an improved deal. the leadership race lost one candidate today the heath secretary matt hancock announced he was dropping out, leaving six men going in to the next ballot of tory mps on tuesday. our deputy political editor john pienaar reports. leader of the pack, the strong, silent type. are you afraid of scrutiny, mrjohnson? was he up before facing live interviews? joining the other candidates in a bbc tv debate? it turned out he was. i have always been keen on tv debates. i'm slightly bewildered by the conversation that has been going on, and the best time to do that i think would be the second ballot on tuesday. —— after the second ballot on tuesday. he had decided risking a slip or setback was worth it, better seeming to hide away his pledge, no surrender, he would deliver a managed brexit, deal or no deal, by october the 31st. the only way to make sure that we convince our partners that we are determined to get that outcome, is to prepare for no deal,
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and i think it would be absolutely bizarre to signal at this stage that the uk government was willing, once again, to run up the white flag and delay yet again. as for the big barrier to a deal, how to avoid stops and checks on the eu's irish border after brexit... the obvious way to do it is to make sure that you have checks on anybody who breaks the law, as you would expect, but you do it away from the border. what about using cocaine? a damaging admission by rival michael gove. mrjohnson treated it is almost something trivial. a single inconclusive event that took place when i was a teenager but at moments later, the first to drop out. health secretary matt hancock's 20 votes in his last round now up for grabs. where i have put myself
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as a candidate focused on the future, the party has an assembly focused very much on the here and now and how we get through brexit in the next few months. i have decided to withdraw from the contest. in other words, the big issue in the coming debates and rounds of voting next week is how willing the next prime minister will be to leave the eu without a deal. that and who is best placed to take on the front runner. johnny hunt said his negotiating experience in business ——jeremy —— jeremy hunt... and as foreign secretary meant he could get a deal where theresa may failed, so trust him and not borisjohnson. his heart stopped on the 31st of october is effectively saying —— hard stop... that the best we can offer the country is either a no—deal brexit or a general election, if parliament succeeds in stopping that. so six runners left. michael in third place and trying to accelerate. i'm looking forward to a contest of ideas and to exchanging thoughts with other candidates about how we can make the country but in the future.
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—— better in the future. rory stewart warning against no deal and boris johnson. he keeps saying he will deliver brexit by the slst of october but how? we need the details of how it'll happen. brexiteer dominic raab, you know they are campaigning when the hard hats come out! i think this is the start of the race, we know about the curse of the front in conservative leadership contest. in the home secretary, like all of them needing to gain ground. the question now is who is going up against boris and i think what i offer is a good choice, a fresh choice for the party and the country. this isn'tjust a race to downing street, it is a chase. the prospect of a calling number ten home has tantalised borisjohnson for years. now it mayjust be within touching distance. john peni reporting. i've been speaking to the director of the public opinion and data company, delta paul, joe twyman, he gave his reaction to borisjohnson‘s sweeping
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victory in the first of the conservative leadership ballots yesterday. i was apprised actually that he had achieved over 100 votes from mps, because around about 100 was the level that was expected, so he exceeded. i was surprised to see rory stewart to get the votes he just squeaked through, but he did get through. but apart from that, it was pretty much as expected. the main candidates behind borisjohnson we re main candidates behind borisjohnson were there, and they remain there today, although matt hancock himself has dropped out. asked him and him having dropped out, how does that change things for someone like rory stewards, potentially? well him dropping out and the loss of the other three candidates means there's no a0 mps who are in the mix now, evenif no a0 mps who are in the mix now, even if they went with jeremy hunt, who came in second place, that would not mean that he would be able to get right up to borisjohnson's number, but it can mean that one candidates, if he can get enough of
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those mps on board, could bring out some sort of lead into second place, 01’ some sort of lead into second place, or it could indicate in what sort of areas the mps are interested in by the candidate and candidate they go with. we have two debates to look forward to, channel a on sunday, and bbc one on tuesday. what difference will it make to borisjohnson, any of the other ended it's for that matter, whether they do or don't ta ke matter, whether they do or don't take part. element political scientist look at these sort of contest is having two stages. the discovery stage in for scrutiny stage. one follows the other. now at the moment, all of the candidates with the exception of borisjohnson are still in the discovery stage. but debates held the start of the scrutiny stage, each one perhaps including borisjohnson, perhaps not, depending on whether he turns up not, depending on whether he turns up have to defend their positions. they have to talk about their policies, they have to talk about their personalities and their characters, and really there hasn't been an opportunity yet for all of the candidates to do that. and i imagine that borisjohnson will want to avoid the first debates, because
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he could see a situation with the other five candidates all ganging up on him. he will want to delay that scrutiny stage for as long as possible, and then to make it as brief as possible. a lot has been made of course of the fact that they haven't seen as much of him out and about as they might‘ve done, given the fact that he's done so well yesterday in that vote. it can make 01’ yesterday in that vote. it can make or break you, can take? it's can elevate your standing, or expose you to the scrutiny you really can't cope with. absolutely. it's often said that if you, if you are well in the lead, you have only to lose by entering something like a debate. but of course, let's look at how theresa may did in 2017, when leading in the polls going into a debate. she decided not to turn up, and that didn't work out particularly well for her. boris johnson i imagine will want to come asi johnson i imagine will want to come as i say, continue to avoid scrutiny for as long as possible, avoid making mistakes, and hope that his opponents don't gang up on him. making mistakes, and hope that his opponents don't gang up on himm course it's time to the 160,000 conservative members to make the
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final decision with the final two, just briefly if you can, how would you characterize the kind of mps and leaders that conservative voters are looking for today? it's very easy. they are looking for winners. joe twyman there from delta paul. well, do you have any questions for the conservative leadership candidates? on tuesday, bbc one will be hosting a live election hosting between all of the contenders. one of whom of course will become the next prime minister. you can e—mail, have your say come at bbc deco dot uk with your question, and please include your question, and please include your name and contact number if you are your name and contact number if you a re interested your name and contact number if you are interested in asking it live on the night from your local bbc studio. and we'll find out how the latest in the conservative leadership and many others are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:a0pm and 11:30pm this evening in the papers. our guests joining me tonight are the deputy editor of the daily express, michael booker, and the journalist and author, yasmin alibhai brown.
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the headlines on bbc news. back to west london, where people are walking in silence to remember the 72 people who died two years ago in the lays at the grenfell tower. we were hearing just a short while ago from our correspondent, ben and joe, that a day of events has been taking place and people had gathered very close to the foots of the remains of that tower block. just to remember those who died in that appalling blaze. the names of the 72 victims were read out during a memorial service earlier that day. 0f memorial service earlier that day. of course, a great deal of sadness, but also a great deal of questions still to be answered. the public inquiry into the depths of those people, still under way. —— deaths
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of those people. you are watching bbc news, our headlines tonight. there's been a day of events to mark the second anniversary of the g re nfell the second anniversary of the grenfell tragedy. tonight the commune it together for a vigil and a silent walk to remember the victims. the front runner for the tory leadership, borisjohnson, victims. the front runner for the tory leadership, boris johnson, says he will take part in a bbc tv debate with other contenders. two more hospital patients die in an outbreak of listeria, linked to sam which is —— prepacked sandwiches. sport now, and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, hello. we start at the world cup, where women will put their place in the last 16, if they can be argentina, and of course they beat scotland in their opener. this is as close as it's come so far in that there, got header easily caught by the
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goalkeeper. england have never lost to argentina before. the last time they played was back in 2007, when they played was back in 2007, when they won by six goals to one. these are life pictures, you can watch the game, soi are life pictures, you can watch the game, so i at bbc one at the moment. still goalless there, around a quarter of hour played. now... what about scotland's? they are facing a real battle to stay in the world cup after losing 2—1 in japan. real battle to stay in the world cup after losing 2—1 injapan. that result coupled with a defeat to england means they are routed to the bottom of group d. the side was 2— nil during half—time, the first japan goal coming there, just outside the box. they've got their second soon afterwards from the penalty spots. there were appeals for a scotland penalty halfway through the second half, it wasn't seen through the second half, it wasn't seen though by the referee, or picked up by the ar. scotland didn't get one goal back. two minutes from time, lana, the second—half substitute scoring at, but it wasn't to be. they will have to be argentina, and hope they can be one of the best third place teams if
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they are to reach last 16. the maker memo chasing the ball, and i care memory exact would happen, but i do remember it. on the other hand i don't know what the exact rules are, but for me it's out of hand, and i don't know, i'd done the same again in the first game, its optima so you don't know what the rules are there, but i went to take back. the end of the scene by winning the europe elite title, he says he is set to leave chelsea after just elite title, he says he is set to leave chelsea afterjust one year. the agreement with them was reportedly reached late last night. the compensation fee in excess of £5 million likely to be paid by the italian champions. the derby county bossis italian champions. the derby county boss is the favourite to take over at sta mford boss is the favourite to take over at stamford bridge. we've been getting the thoughts of former chelsea boss, glenn. i could see frank managing chelsea football club. at some stage in his career. and i think, you know, i don't believe that you are too young, or it's too early. it might be the right time for him, ijust feel that
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chelsea at the moment, at this moment in time, there is a bit of a crossroads with what's going on off the pitch, and on the pitch. hazard is gone, if the transit for embargoes there, it's going to be a real balancing act, and a real experienced manager would find it difficult. england have eased past the west indies, beating them by eight wickets at the cricket world cup in southhampton. england's bowlers were on top from the start, despite being dropped really danger bank chris gale here only managing 36 before he was caught in the deep off the bowling of liam plunkett. stay steady themselves until part—time bowler, joe root, struck twice to remove him and jason holden, they go on to win for 212 in the end. the only way for england though, the injuries ofjason only way for england though, the injuries of jason roy only way for england though, the injuries ofjason roy and captain, owen morgan, they both left the field and didn't bat. no worries though, for the run chase, joe root second hundred of the tournaments, as he replaced jason moore at the
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top of the order. it was over than top of the order. it was over than to ben stokes, to finish the job. with a four. to win the game. next up, for england, afghanistan on tuesday. now on the second day of the us open golf at pebble beach in california, justin rose has continued to build on his lead. the englishman. he is currently, there you go, you can see eight under at the moment after 12. he's got a three shot lead as chasing including rickie fowler, 500 at the moment. don't forget that rory mcelroy gets going a little bit later on, well and truly in the mix at three under. he doesn't tee off until 930 this evening. uk time. that is all your support for now. i will have more for you in support for now. i will have more foryou in an support for now. i will have more for you in an hour, but for me, it's back to you martin. justin, thank you very much. public health england has linked the deaths of two more hospital patients to an outbreak of listeria, linked to pre packed sandwiches. the death of two patients
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from manchester royal infirmary and another patient at aintree hospital had already been confirmed by their investigation. our health editor, hugh pym, has the story. in aberdeen university, thank you very much forjoining us. tell us a bit, if you would, about the nature of listeria, how biller and it can be, and how it spreads. it can be very, very lorenz in the elderly, particularly of older men. we don't, men over 70, men over 80, and anybody who has immunosuppression, cancer treatment, or in immuno suppressive disease, or kidney disease, these are the people who are disease, these are the people who a re really disease, these are the people who are really hit hard by listeria, and u nfortu nately, are really hit hard by listeria, and unfortunately, despite the best treatments available, about 30% of them, unfortunately, don't make it. it's also a problem in pregnant women, because it can get through the placenta and affect the baby and
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cause meningitis and the baby. so it's a very nasty bug, the only good thing about it is that it's pretty rare, last year we have about, well every year we have about 200 cases in england and wales. how does it compare with other bugs that are foodborne? well it's probably the nastiest of all the foodborne bugs. nasty is in the sense that it does have the ability to target vulnerable people, and unfortunately killed him. you know, far more than even nasty bugs like e. coli, the mortality rate here is the worst of any foodborne bugs. and as i say, the only giving about it is that it's rare, fortunately of course. what can you do to eradicate it's from a food preparation area? well onceit from a food preparation area? well once it gets into a food business, and it does from time to time, it can be very difficult to get rid of. it gets in the drains, it gets on surfaces. there are things called
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biofilms, where it'sjust a layer of stuff on surfaces and on slices. it's difficult to get rid of it from there. so basically, what businesses have to do, is make sure it's not there in the first place, and have a very rigorous cleaning regime making sure that listeria isn't in their premises. because it's killed by cooking, but sometimes, products that are already cooked can get rican camdenton contaminated while being sliced are handled in a food business. so it's a very versatile, sort of cunning bug, and it's one that food businesses pay a lot of attention to, because prevention of course is the order of the day. can consumers do, because you can't see it, because so how do you know if you're buying some and that's arty contaminated? the only thing a consumer can do is trust their supplier, and five from a repeatable supplier. basically, what happens, if it's found in a food, or if it's cases linked with the particular food, that food is taken off the
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market at once. which is what has happened in this particularly incidents. that protects the consumer, unfortunately. the bug can go on to infect people, and it may be days and weeks before they've actually fall ill, and you know, have serious consequences. so again, its prevention. in food businesses, and also for the consumer really they can do very little about us, except to remember that this bug can grow in the refrigerator very slowly. so basically read the instructions on the label, and if it says by eat by such and such a date, eat it by such and such a date. that's the one thing the consumer can do. thank you hugh pennington, thank you very much. the foreign office says it is almost certain that a branch of the iranian military the islamic revolutionary guard corps attacked two tankers on 13 june. jeremy hunt called on them to urgently seize all forms of
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destabilising activity. earlier, the us military released a video says that they show iranian special forces removing under rainy and bomb from the tanker. i ran denies that it was them. these are the pictures the us sees as proof of iran's involvement in the attacks. pictures showing what they say are iranian revolutionary guards... mine from the side of one of the two stricken oil tankers. the us also released a photograph which it says, shows where one mine had exploded close to where the other had not. all part of the us attempts to blame iran for the attacks that left both tankers ablaze early yesterday. an assessment shared by the united kingdom. we have no reason not to believe the american assessment and our instinct is to believe it because they're our closest ally and we are very worried about the situation in iran. the attacks took place near the strait of hormuz, which separates the gulf from the gulf of oman, one of the most important strategic
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waterways in the well because it's a choke point for global oil supplies. at its narrowest point, the strait is just 21 miles wide and this would make it relatively easy for iranian fast attack boats, used by the revolutionary guard, to strike shipping. the attack on the two oil tankers happened close to jask, which is also the location of a secret iranian naval base. but iran has categorically denied any involvement and accused the us of threatening regional stability. translation: the us government has acted against all international laws in the last two years, by adopting an aggressive policy and it poses a serious threat to regional and international stability. with the us stepping up its military presence in the region, diplomats fear there's a serious risk of escalation. the question now is how the us or its allies respond. james landale, bbc news. raf helicopters have dropped more
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than 100 tonnes of gravel to reinforce flood defences in lincolnshire which breached after more than two months of rain fell in the space of a few days. the village of wainfleet, near skegness, has seen homes flooded and residents evacuated with unseasonably heavy rain prompting flood warnings across parts of the midlands, the northwest, and wales. danny savage has this report from wainfleet. this time last year, we were talking about drought, so far, this is a much more typical british summer. local people say it started raining here on sunday nights, and didn't stop until this morning. so the local river burst its banks, that shed behind me as an electricity substation, if that gets what, all the power for the area substation, if that gets what, all the powerfor the area goes substation, if that gets what, all the power for the area goes off. this road needs pumping out behind me still, and these houses are still affected to with the fire brigade here. the authorities say the situation is under control at the moment, but there's been a difficult 2a hours for people living there.
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several streets in this small town of wayne fleet now look like this. after five days of rain, the nearby river steeping was overwhelmed. people are out of their houses. indigo was a little bit more, bit more urgency last night, once the power went off, and it's dark, it's more difficult. these guys are underwater, these —— nobody even had a chance to move their cars. the river runs between two high banks, but yesterday, one of them gave way. the surrounding land is lower, so a wide area was very quickly flooded. that's a pool that goes down six foot. give us room to in your garden, which is now... it's one big pool now. laura has only lived here for a few months, now she has had to move out indefinitely. i'm shocked. itjust doesn't move out indefinitely. i'm shocked. it just doesn't happen to that river. i'm just shocked. it just doesn't happen to that river. i'm just shockedlj it just doesn't happen to that river. i'mjust shocked. ididn't expect this. are you insured? yes.
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but it could take a while can to? yeah, but we are all alive, so that's the main thing. next door, paul can only looking from the outside. he doesn't want to open a door, encase it in water. it was like a war zone last night, with the trucks and sandbags and everybody pulled together, it was a really good effort from the local community. an raf chinook helicopter was brought in to drop huge bags of ballast to try and plug the gap in the breached bank, but the land here is so low in places that much of the water that already got in, will have to be pumped out. it could take a while for things to improve. danny savage, bbc news, wainfleet in lincolnshire. let's take a look at what the weather has in store with neck. hello, the weekend hasn't been looking as wet as it's been, it still going to be unsettled, friday night, rain on and off in northern ireland, getting heavier again night, rain on and off in northern ireland, getting heavieragain going into saturday morning. this area of
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shari rain stretching from western scotla nd shari rain stretching from western scotland through wales into western nguyen. slowly moving east, may be the odd shower, sunny spells ahead of it, sunshine behind, one or two showers developing as well, and what will be a breezy saturday with temperatures may be as high as 20 celsius and parts of eastern england, though most of us will fall short of that. going through saturday evening, another area of showers developing towards wales, southwest england, they will push their way northwards, as we go through saturday night, and into sunday morning. some clear spells around, a chillier spot getting down towards the mid to single figures. and then on sunday, sunshine and showers again, the first batch from northern england, working for scotland, another one developing across northern ireland into wales, and with the odd shower possible as we re and with the odd shower possible as were during the day. showers could be heavy in thundery, and it will be a bit breezy air. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: there's been a day of events to mark
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the second anniversary of the grenfell tower tragedy. tonight, the community gathers for a vigil and silent walk to remember the victims. the leading contender for the conservative party leadership, borisjohnson, says he will take part in a televised debate on the bbc on tuesday. two more hospital patients die in an outbreak of listeria linked to pre—packed sandwiches, bringing the total number of deaths to five. heavy rain continues to cause problems in parts of the you at kate with... the united states releases footage it says shows that iran was behind attacks on two oil tankers in the gulf of oman yesterday. england and argentina are a 0—0 as the lionesses try to get to the knockout stage of the women's world cup. the world health organization has
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announced that it will not be declaring a global public health emergency over the latest ebola outbreak in the democratic republic of congo. about 1a00 people have died since the outbreak began last august, and this week, several cases were diagnosed in uganda among people who had recently crossed over from the drc. here's the world health organization making that announcement. it was the view of the committee that the outbreak is a health emergency and the democratic republic of congo. and the region. but it does not meet all the three criteria for a public health emergency having national concern. under the international health regulations. our deputy africa editor anne soy sent this from the border between the drc and uganda. beyond that way is a democratic republic of congo. uganda has not closed its border and has witnessed
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hundreds of people coming in. congolese have to pass through here. they wash their hands and make through they prevent ebola in case they have it. an analyst is on standby in case somebody shows up with symptoms of the disease and they are brought in there just to make sure they are not sick. everyone coming into uganda has their tip which are taken but this is happening mainly in the official business like this one. the people have on both sides. the family have come here only in the week because members had a barley and used a back road. they were detected and taken to the right facilities and it means that the surveillance is working and the two countries are communicating and uganda has shown that ebola can be controlled and how it can be done. reporting from the border between the democratic republic of congo and uganda. breaking news to
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bring you now from metropolitan police following those comments that jo brand made on the comedy programme on bbc radio four yesterday. police say they will take no action over comments made byjo brand on that programme regarding throwing battery acid and politicians after considering whether it was an allegation of incitement to violence. jo brand has of course apologised for causing any offence as has the bbc. let's return to look ensure following the incredible amount of rain and the flooding that has ensued. joining us is a moore, and emergency response officer for the british red cross there. thank you very much forjoining us. you are in a control room. tell us what happens there. i am based at the county emergency centre here in lincolnshire working as part of the
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local resilience forum, working so that his many agencies such as the local county counsel, nhs england, british red cross and other agencies. we are used to interviewing people from the red cross when they are working overseas. just how busy are you in this country? the british red cross respond every day to emergencies. we have an emergency response service across the country with volunteers on call to respond to emergency such as flooding but also fire, in the incident where he might be requested by local departments. and how do you respond? what would a response from you look like? in this case, we have volu nteers you look like? in this case, we have volunteers who are based in the rest centre in skaggs at this moment in time supporting those who have been evacuated, helping them with emotional support and practical information and advice. how
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important then is it to you to have a steady stream of volunteers who have got the time to help out? extremely important. might service in particular is on call 2a seven, 355 days a year. tell us about some of the different groups you have mentioned, some of the agencies we have heard of before but there is a group called lincolnshire four by four, who are they? yes, as part of the local resilience forum, workers as part of the voluntary group so it is an amalgamation of a number of volu nta ry is an amalgamation of a number of voluntary organisations. so we have the ligature four by four drinking with a look at your community assistance team who are primarily four by four drivers. we have the faith responders. we have, just try to think now, got all sorts of agencies including girl guides, scouting, all who come together to assist people in times of need. you
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we re assist people in times of need. you were on standby any hope you are never needed, i suppose. very much. bit of a plot, i'm sure you always need more volunteers. definitely and i'm sure that if the same for all the agencies i have mentioned. if anyone is willing to volunteer, please go to our website and follow the links especially for lincolnshire and sign up, i would look forward to meeting with you. we don't allow advertising so you got that for free. from the british don't allow advertising so you got that forfree. from the british red cross, thank you, anita, and well done for all you are doing on behalf of everybody you are helping. can i just thank the volunteers and also the community and the surrounding areas, they have been amazing during this incident. of course you can. thank you very much. have a good evening. the italian label dolce & gabbana has announced it is to become the first luxury fashion house
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to extend its range up to a uk size 22. the extension will begin with their pre—fall collection which is on sale now, and dolce & gabbana have confirmed that it will continue to cast plus—size models in its future campaigns. joining me now from manchester is host of bbc radio 5 live's live wires podcast on plus size shopping molly podcast on pll shopping molly keyworth. how ahead of the pack are they on this is very important. it promotes inclusivity. a size 22 when most plus size brands go up to a size 28, imean it plus size brands go up to a size 28, i mean it is not for everyone still but it is a definite positive move in the right direction. why do you think they are giving this?” in the right direction. why do you think they are giving this? i think they are wanting to step out. it is showing that they are brave and out of the norm and reallyjust including people who can have their
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income and assign it —— spend at designer brands. not everybody can afford close at that price or want to spend that amount of money on close but they still want to look good. what will it take to make it more accessible in other shops, and other companies? absolutely. well, the fashion on the high street and plus size fashion on the high street is massively in decline. shops and new look, they have taken their plus size ranges out of stores and made it online only. as one of the representatives who said it was down to demand. and lack of in—store and brands such as york's clothing are actually expanding shots because they said the demand. so it could be argued whether these brands were to be seen as basically fat money. you
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are very be seen as basically fat money. you are very tall, are you not? yes so i am six foot four as well. a bit of an odd one. i personally have to go shopping to places online and that isa shopping to places online and that is a case of i will click and i buy this but you have to predict about sizes, you have to buy more than one size, you have got to buy it and wait for it to, and try it on then send it back if you do not like it and then get your refund. it is inconvenient. and people can also say lose weight then but it is about the here and now. obviously you have to be mindful of health and underlining the issue that yes it is about health. it is also about real life and including every body in the high street. and on the catwalk. but if sizes are getting bigger on
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average and women are getting taller, it certainly seems to me that that is the case from looking around, surely eventually the market will be such that the high street will be such that the high street will be such that the high street will be better at catering women who need a bigger size? absolutely. currently, i have spoken to another plus i shopper who feels the rage and filth that they are not included on the high street and they said that usually shops put the plus size clothes in the back dark corner because they think that it promotes obesity. and it should not be about that, it should be about catering to the population. molly, thank you very much for talking to us. mass demonstrations have been taking place across switzerland with protesters demanding greater change for gender equality. swiss women say the country is progressing too slowly when it comes to issues like closing the gender pay gap. on average, women still
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earn 20% less than men. our correspondent imogen foulkes reports women gathered outside switzerland's parliament, the scene repeated across the country. in 1991, half a million swiss women took to the streets to protest at the slow pace of equality. women did not even get the right to vote until 1971, 20 yea rs the right to vote until 1971, 20 years later, they were still no women in the government. today, there are actually plenty of women in swiss politics and it is a wealthy comfortable in swiss politics and it is a wealthy co mforta ble cou ntry. in swiss politics and it is a wealthy comfortable country. but swiss women still earn 20% less then men and that is why the women here are calling loudly for equal pay, more respect for the work they do and un—into dissemination. more respect for the work they do and un-into dissemination. still do not have april pay, we still do not have equal chances in work. we still
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don't have equal possibility of having a family and a career. so, yes, we are fed up but it is a very good sign. and it feels amazing, it feels so powerful to have all these women here fighting for the same things as our mothers dead, our aunts did, our grandmothers did and it is still not done yet. after that last strike almost 30 years ago, a key demand paid maternity leave finally became law. these women hope today's protests might close that gender pay gap. and as the day drew toa gender pay gap. and as the day drew to a closing with demonstrators still arriving. delighted keepers at longleat safari park are celebrating the arrival of seven european wolf pups.
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the litter were born last month, but they've not been shown to the public until now. mum eliska and dad jango are often seen picking up the pups and moving them between dens at their enclosure at the wiltshire safari park. the pups weighed less than half a kilogramme when they were born, but are now able to eat small amounts of meat. this is the second litter born at the safari park in the last year and boosts the pack size to 1a. wild wolves have been extinct throughout the uk for more than 250 years. now on bbc news, it's time for the film review. hello, and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases is mark kermode. so, mark, what do we have this week?


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