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this is bbc news. the headlines at five... the threat level to british shipping has been raised by the government after the seizure of a british—flagged tanker in the gulf. the foreign secretary has expressed "extreme disappointment" to his iranian counterpart. this is totally and utterly unacceptable. it raises very serious questions about the security of british shipping and indeed international shipping in the straits of hormuz. police in hong kong say they've seized a large amount of explosives ahead of a weekend of marches by both pro and anti—china demonstrators. england's hopes of reaching their first netball world cup final have been dashed after being beaten by four—time winners new zealand in liverpool.
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it's 50 years ago today that neil armstrong took the giant leap to become the first man to walk on the moon. the foreign secretary, jeremy hunt, has spoken to his iranian counterpart, expressing what he said was ‘extreme disappointment‘ over the seizure of a british—flagged oil tanker in the gulf last night. he described the seizure was in clear contravention of international law, and was totally unacceptable. the government has advised uk ships to "stay out of the area" of the strait of hormuz for an "interim period", after a meeting of the emergency committee, cobra, late last night.
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state media in tehran say the tanker, the stena impero, had violated international maritime rules. but the ship's owner, the swedish company stena bulkt, says the tanker was in "full compliance with all navigation and international regulations". mr hunt said the seizure was unacceptable, and britain's response would be "considered but robust". well, in the last hour, a news agency close to iran's revolutionary guard has published a clip which it claims shows the capture of the stena impero oil tanker. the footage released by fars news agency begins with speedboats surrounding the vessel, with a helicopter hovering over the tanker. this is the scene inside the helicopter. this is the scene inside the helicopter. the video continues with shots from inside the helicopter showing
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six revolutionary guard commandos preparing to land on the tanker‘s deck. at least five men are then seen descending from the helicopter and landing on deck. that was footage that we got within the last half an hour. that was footage that we got within the last half an hour. the foreign secretary, jeremy hunt, has spoken in the last few minutes, let's have a listen. well, i had a fairly long conversation with the iranians foreign minister this afternoon. conversation with the iranians foreign minister this afternoon. it is clear from talking to him and also statements made by iran that they see this as a tit for tat situation following grace being detained in gibraltar. it was detained because it was carrying band oil to syria and
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gibraltar acted with due process and totally within the law. the stena impero was seized in clear contravention of international law. it was then forced to sail into iran. this is totally and utterly unacceptable. it raises very serious questions about the security of british shipping and indeed international shipping in the hormuz. that was the latest statement from jeremy hunt. that was the latest statement from jeremy hunt. we can speak now to our security correspondent frank gardner. things really have escalated? they really have. this is the most serious incident taking place in the gulf, coming on the back of a number of other incidents, like the near ca ptu re of other incidents, like the near capture of another british flagged tanker only a few days ago. the
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seriousness can be judged tanker only a few days ago. the seriousness can bejudged by the fa ct we seriousness can bejudged by the fact we have just had a ministerial level cobra cabinet office briefing, the emergency session. the british government is in a bit of a bind because they do not have a great deal of options left to them. what they would like to do is have a firm international response, preferably done through allies and preferably with the un. but this is a volatile situation. it is quite clear the iranians are carrying out what is tit for tat. they say this is direct retaliation for the impounding of their vessel in gibraltar, but that is not a straightforward case. that was impounded under eu syria sanctions regulations. the gibraltar supreme court has extended its compounding for 30 days and there will be a legal wrangling over maritime issues by maritime lawyers with that. i don't know whether you have had a chance to see the video
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in full. we clearly see the name of the tanker with those speedboats amongst it. there was a claim earlier that there was some sort of british military escort at the time. any idea whether this has been confirmed from the british side?” have confirmed from the british side?|j have not heard confirmed from the british side?” have not heard that. this particular tanker was inbound, it was coming from the gulf of oman and had gone round the strait of hormuz, a very narrow area , round the strait of hormuz, a very narrow area, and it had entered into the gulf and it was still in the territorial waters of oman within the 12 mile limit and it was then diverted north towards a port. it is a huge, sprawling port and is iran's main gulf port with a big container terminal, and it is home to a major revolutionary guard corps and naval base. they have got submarines and other things air and naval ports all down that coast. it is a very
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congested area. but this tanker was empty, it was heading towards a saudi port to take on oil. it was not taken with fuel on board and it was empty and it is the first time something like that has happened. we are talking through the possibility ofa are talking through the possibility of a resolution. we have had state m e nts of a resolution. we have had statements from france, germany and the us, president trump, has also set a level of support would be provided. is there something iran would take seriously? they have taken a gamble here and yet it appears britain is still going for the diplomatic route. yes, it is a really tricky one for britain. the big picture here is that britain and its european partners, france and germany, are not on the same page as the united states when it comes to the united states when it comes to the wider policy of dealing with iran. why? the nuclear deal, that
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was put together very carefully with the barack was put together very carefully with the ba rack obama was put together very carefully with the barack obama administration has been essentially torpedoed by president trump withdrawing from last year. the european nations are trying to keep iran in the deal and there is talk of a possibly some way around this. but iran is suffocating under the heavy us imposed sanctions. that is the backdrop to this. all the actions in the gulf since then our response by hardliners in iran who may not necessarily be informing the elected government what they are doing. you have to think of iran as two irans. there is the front of house, the president, all the people you see in front of the cameras normally and to do the normal business of diplomacy. then there is the deep state and the revolutionary guard which is something of a law into itself and a nswer directly to something of a law into itself and answer directly to the national security council and to the supreme leader, ayatollah hominy. people within the revolutionary guard are
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prepared to put this right up to the brain ofa prepared to put this right up to the brain of a conflict but probably stopping just short of it. frank, thank you for that. i am sure we will be talking to you again over the weekend. our middle east correspondent, lina sinjab, has been monitoring the situation from beirut. the iranians have been clear about their message, and even the foreign minister javad zarif made it clear that what happened is a violation of international maritime regulations, which the ship owners have denied it and they said they had not been involved in any violations of the regulations. obviously for iran this is also a reaction to what the uk have done earlier this month with the seizure of their oil tanker that the uk says it was intending to transport oil to syria which is a violation of the us sanctions on syria. this is a big economic burden on tehran. they want their tanker removed,
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they want their tanker moved, actually, and they want their oil as well. iran is facing a terrible economic situation with the renewed sanctions of the us on them and this is a leverage for them to negotiate and to have a way to find a solution for their economic problem, but also to treat the uk with a tit—for—tat after the seizure of their oil tanker earlier this month. lina, it would appear that iran really has nothing to lose now. just how hard... you describe terrible economic hardship. everyday life, take us through what those sanctions are doing to iranians. well, it is definitely a difficult situation on an economic level. you can feel it also across the region where iran is involved with other countries like syria and hezbollah, the money is shrinking, but also ordinary life in iran is becoming difficult
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for the ordinaries. although you can get a sense of defiance amongst people against us actions and sanctions on iran, but of course there is a difference between the people and the government and also within the government there is the official government and there is the revolutionary guard, the hardline ones, the ones in charge of this seizure of the british tanker today. but the whole country is feeling the pressure of the economic sanctions and this action by tehran today, as you rightly said, they have nothing to lose by pushing the boundaries and asking for, you know, for equal treatment and get their tanker released by the uk. thank you very much. labour has set out plans to stop private companies providing council services in england. shadow chancellorjohn mcdonnell says if the party wins the next election, outsourcing of work such as rubbish collections would end within five years. susanna mendonca reports.
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who should be responsible for local services like bin collections, your local councils or the private companies they might be paying to do it for them? it is called outsourcing, a practice that was supposed to make it cheaper and more efficient to deliver local services, but labour says it's led to councils often paying a high price for a poor job and if it were in government, it would bring an end to most outsourcing in english councils within five years. to put it simply, the business model of outsourcing failed and is broken, and that's why it needs replacing. so after year upon year of failures, the public themselves have lost confidence in the privatisation of our public services and the carve up of the public realm for, well, for private profit. labour points to the collapse of the construction giant carillion last year which saw work on its public contracts, like this super hospital in birmingham, come to a grinding halt when it went out of business.
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bringing local authority services back in—house is just one of the policy ideas labour is rolling out as it prepares for a possible general election, but a government spokesman said it should be for councils to decide which services to let private companies run, notjohn mcdonnell. susana mendonca, bbc news. the chairman of the high speed 2 rail project has reportedly warned that its cost could rise by £30 billion. the financial times says allan cook has written to the department for transport, saying the project cannot be completed for the official budget of £56 billion. here's our transport correspondent, tom burridge. hs2 — a new high—speed line linking london, birmingham, manchester and leeds — was already set to cost a hefty sum — £56 billion. and in recent months, there has been a growing acceptance at the company building hs2 that the project is
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likely to cost more. now, with work on the line between birmingham and london already under way, and £5 billion spent so far, a report saying hs2 could cost an extra £30 billion. according to the financial times, the chairman of hs2, who is carrying out a review of cost and schedule, has written to the government, warning the new rail line cannot be built within budget and could cost between £70—85 billion. the government says the new high—speed line is needed because the west coast main line between london, birmingham and manchester is already crowded. both the department for transport and hs2 said the review into the cost of the project was ongoing. they wouldn't comment on this latest report, but it comes at a sensitive time. borisjohnson says he will carry out his own review if he becomes prime minister next week. he has said the project's costs are spiralling out of control.
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some say the high—speed line is vital to link the north of england to the midlands and to london. but many question whether it's value for money, and if it gets even more expensive, that case will be harder to make. police are hunting two men after gas was released on a london underground train earlier this morning. they've released cctv images of two young, white men they want to trace. a number of people were treated at oxford circus by paramedics. officers say their symptoms suggest that cs gas was used. the metropolitan police say they are still trying to work out what happened to their twitter account after it appeared to be hacked. a series of messages appeared on the force's official account last night. it has more than a million followers. officers said they were "assessing to establish what criminal offences have been committed" over the security breach.
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ministers have promised to put an end to the use of so—called "poor doors" in newly built blocks of flats in england. planning permission can be conditional on developers building some social housing units in private developments. the communities secretary, james brokenshire, says separate doors stigmatise social housing tenants and divide them from private residents. the headlines on bbc news. the threat level to british shipping has been raised by the government after the seizure of a british—flagged tanker in the gulf. the foreign secretary has expressed "extreme disappointment" to his iranian counterpart. police in hong kong say they've seized a large amount of explosives ahead of a weekend of marches by both pro and anti—china demonstrators. the
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demonstrators. crowd here in the arena knows. 11 the crowd here in the arena knows. 11 months ago they threw everything out of the window. 11 months ago they threw everything out of the window. england's hopes of reaching their first netball world cup final have been dashed after they were beaten by a—time winners new zealand in liverpool. police in hong kong say they've seized a large amount of explosives ahead of a weekend of marches by both pro and anti—china demonstrators. officers found two kilogrammes of a powerful explosive as well as petrol bombs, acidic substances and knives. they've arrested a 27—year—old man who's understood to be a member of the hong kong national front, which advocates independence from china. police say they're trying to determine whether the hoard is related to this weekend's protests. our china correspondent stephen mcdonnell has been following developments. today, the same day as we have seen this pro—beijing rally, i suppose we could call it, these are the protesters who have come out today to support the beleaguered hong kong government
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and also the police force, the police force which has been criticised here for a very heavy—handed approach to the mass rallies in support of democracy and opposing this very unpopular extradition bill allowing potentially for extradition to mainland chinese courts controlled by the communist party. so, on the same day as having this rally, which isjust winding up here today, a protesterfrom a pro—independence group, you could call them, has been arrested for having explosives and, the police say, ten molotov cocktails in a storage area. this will fuel the criticism in certain circles that hong kong's political crisis is moving into a new potentially more violent phase. and we saw that last weekend and we may see it again tomorrow when there will be a much larger rally than this in favour of democracy. now, while today's rally nothing near the size of the huge rallies,
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as i say, in the pro—democracy camp, nevertheless, thousands of people have been there. they are very keen, they are turning out here with their posters... no, i did not say they were not peaceful people. so, this... there is a sort of anti—media feeling amongst this crowd, partly because they don't like the reporting we are doing. fake news, fake news. well, there's nothing fake in what we're saying, sorry. i'm just talking about what's happened here today. so, this rally... well, tell me what you would like to say, very quickly. what is the problem with what i have just said? it is not real. what's the problem? what did i say that's not true? because you said there is more violence. no, someone has been arrested today with explosives. yeah, that's true. that's true, so thank you very much. anyway, so we'll have another rally tomorrow and it could deteriorate like last weekend into more clashes.
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there are fears that both sides are now, sort of, have scores to settle, if you like. and so there has been predictions that there could be the use of water cannon and the like tomorrow. a very large crowd, as i say, a pro—democracy crowd, expected to gather here. and, yes, it could well deteriorate into yet more running street clashes. celebrations are being held around the world to commemorate the first manned lunar landing. fifty years ago tonight, neil armstrong and buzz aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. pallab ghosh looks back at that day. the saturn 5 rocket shimmers on launchpad a at the kennedy space center. three astronauts get ready for a mission that will propel them and the rest of humanity into a new area. commander neil armstrong leads edwin "buzz" aldrin and mike collins
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into the spacecraft. three, two, one... we have liftoff. neil armstrong reporting the roll and pitch programme which puts apollo 11 on a proper heading. we're going to go for landing. retro. go. vital. go. neil armstrong takes manual control and with fuel running low, brings the spacecraft down. tranquility base here. the eagle has landed. roger, tranquillity. we copy on the ground. he then makes his descent onto the lunar surface... i'm going to step off the lam now. ..and uttered the words that would reverberate through history forevermore. it's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. it was a time when all things seemed possible, the very stars
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seemed within our grasp, only for plans for the human exploration of other worlds to fade. but neil armstrong himself said that the dream was still there and it would come back in time. let's talk to libby jackson — a british physicist and engineer who is a human exploration programme manager for the uk space agency. shejoins me from our studio in salford. thank you very much. the exploration programme, where are we on that? since the end of the apollo times we have spent the years learning how to live in space. the international space station has been continuously inhabited since 2000. that has allowed us to do brilliant science that benefits everybody on earth,
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but also to develop the technology we need to go out into the solar system. i wouldn't say having mastered that, there is always more to learn, but space agencies are turning their attention to the next steps and for us to look more onto the moon and later on mars. since 1972 we have never been back to the moon. how is it we can look forward to the red planet but we have not made advances on our closest neighbour? mars is a horizon goal, for space agencies it has been there for space agencies it has been there for many years. going to the moon it will allow us to try out technologies and we will learn how to live in the radiation environment. on earth we are protected by our magnetic field. humans who go to the moon and one day on to mars will have to live in that. there are other challenges. the uk is well placed and we are
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hoping to take a role on that, including providing telecommunications to allow everybody to communicate on the moon. you said the uk is well—placed, which is fantastic news, but let's look at the people who will be driving this, the future of space exploration. do we have the up of space exploration. do we have the up and coming talent with that stem background? we do, we always need more and we are keen to encourage people to see that the space sector is somewhere where people can come and work. we need people with all different backgrounds. with tim peake's mission we engaged over 3 million directly, that is in one in three schools over the uk. they have seen what the space sector can do for them and we are keen for everybody to see that message. people are coming through the system and the space sector is doing very well. within eight years i understand we went from having no
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one in space to a man walking on the moon. how realistic are we being about a moon village or in settlement? what is the timeframe for that? nasa are talking about putting humans back on the moon by 2024. the putting humans back on the moon by 202a. the gateway will be built over the coming decade and that is what we will need to sustainably go back to the moon. these missions are happening and they will be happening in the coming years. i am looking forward to the uk playing a role. in the coming years. i am looking forward to the uk playing a rolem must be very exciting as well because effectively what space exploration is doing is unifying many nations on earth. the european space agency says they want everybody involved, it does not matter about their political background. that is a huge step, isn't it? the space arena is a place for international collaboration. the
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uk is part of the european space agency and these explorations are things that cannot be done by one country alone or the uk alone or in europe alone. we come together in an international context and that is one of the great things. we came from apollo and the space race where the us and the soviet union were competing with each other to show their superiority, but now they work together on the international space station. we hope they will work together on the lunar gateway in the coming years. space is a place where it is much better when countries work together. this is costing, isn't it? you work with a uk agency. is there enough money out there? budgets in the uk are perhaps surprisingly smaller than people think. it costs about £1 per person per year for the whole of our exploration endeavours, that is not just human, but the robotic things
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we are doing, like sending rovers to investigate life on mars. byjoining with the european friends we have come together. ourjob is to make sure that the uk gets the most benefit from all of our space endeavours, including exploration. we do not do these things just because it is fun. there is an economic and business case and a great scientific return. we have got a strong community in the uk who are still looking at the apollo rocks that came back from that exploration today. we are making sure that the fa ns we today. we are making sure that the fans we put in are doing well for the uk. it is exciting to hear so much about space exploration. thank you so much.
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as the old adage claims, those in pursuit of success need only an endless supply of persistence. but several learner drivers in the uk have taken the "try, try again" mantra to new levels, according to data from the driving and vehicle standards agency. a couple of wannabe motorists racked up at least 20 practical tests in a single calendar year. earlier i spoke to mark winn, dvsa chief driving examiner. i asked him why some people are finding the test so difficult to pass. i think they are failing because they are not getting enough training and enough proper practice before they come and take the test. what other interesting statistics can you take us through? those figures are incredible, i think the average is 15 tests, is that right? of those people that have taken repeated tests, yes, they have taken between 15 and 19 tests in that period of time. most people, if you take the average across everybody that takes their driving test, it is between one and one and a half times that they take their test, and we shouldn't lose sight of the 19,000 people who took and passed their test without committing any faults at all. we need to be careful to keep it in perspective. what has changed?
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when i took my test, yes, it was a lot cheaper, but also i think the roads have changed — what are the new skills drivers are having to learn? these days, as well as driving and dealing with the increase in the traffic volume, our new drivers also have to drive independently for about 20 minutes, most of them are asked to follow directions from a satnav device during their test, and this makes sure they can plan and be aware and drive really independently without support from anybody else, a really important, vital skill once they pass their test. how is it then...? i watched the video, and it said it doesn't matter if you go the wrong way. a driving test isn't about navigation and learning the right way to... learning a test route, it is about whether you can drive safely, interact with other traffic in the right way. examiners don't mind if you go the wrong way when you are on your driving test, as long as you do it safely. ok, parallel parking — on the right—hand side, reverse two car lengths
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and then drive off. what is at all about? what is the point of that? again, it's about making sure our driving test reflects real—world conditions. if you want to park on the right—hand side of the road because that's where your house is or that's where the local shops are that you're going to call in to, people these days will pull up and park on the right, so this gives us the opportunity to make sure that our new drivers can do this skill safely. it's a bit like the forward bay parking. as well as making sure that learners can reverse into a parking space, the driving test these days contains a manoeuvre which looks at whether they can drive forwards into a parking space and back out again safely. some people may question whether that's a good idea or not but it's what i do when i go shopping in a supermarket because it makes loading the shopping a lot easier. again, it's about the driving test reflecting real world conditions. a lot of people are saying that the gps system,
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sometimes we rely on it too much, we actually switch off from what's going on around us on that road, is an element of that included in the test? as well as responding to the gps, the satnav, the new drivers on their test, they also have to relate that to the real world driving they are seeing in front of them and the picture that is going on. the satnav device will give them basic directions on how to get through the hazards that they are expected to deal with but they need to think and plan for themselves and drive independently to be able to get through. now it's time for a look at the weather with chris fawkes. hello again. it's been a day of sunshine and heavy showers. the most widespread of the showers have been affecting north east england and eastern scotland. this was the scene for example in fife earlier on today, a towering cloud and then in the same place, the heavens opened a little time later. there have been some really heavy downpour is around,
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those showers fade away over the coming hours across eastern scotland, eastern england, so it will eventually become dried just about all parts of uk overnight, with clear skies and light winds. another cold one though, temperatures between 10—14dc. now tomorrow we will start off on a dry note with hazy spells of sunshine for scotland, england, and whales. the cloud will quickly gather in northern ireland and bring rain of sunshine for scotland, england, and wales. the cloud will quickly gather in northern ireland and bring rain is spreading in here, turning heavy, and driven along by strengthening south—westerly winds. eventually, the rain will arrive through the afternoon for western scotland, the isle of man and into cambria as well. the south and east staying dry, but will turn cloudier as the day goes by. that's your latest weather. hello this is bbc news with lu kwesa burak. the headlines. the threat level to british shipping has been raised by the government after the seizure of a british—flagged tanker in the gulf. the foreign secretary has expressed "extreme disappointment" to his iranian counterpart.
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this is totally utterly unacceptable. it raises very serious questions about the security of british shipping and indeed, international shipping in the straits of hormuz. labour sets out plans to stop private companies providing council services in england. police in hong kong say they've seized a large amount of explosives ahead of a weekend of marches by both pro and anti—china demonstrators. the crowd here in the arena knows, 11 months ago, they through... england's hopes of reaching their first netball world cup final have been dashed — after they were beaten by a—time winners new zealand in liverpool. it's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. it's 50 years ago today that neil armstrong took the giant leap
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to become the first man to walk on the moon. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's . sad news for england, ben. good evening. to golf‘s open in a moment, but we're starting at the netball world cup. where england have lost their semi—final to new zealand this afternoon. tracey neville's roses went down 47—115 in liverpool, which is where kate grey is for us. kate, a heartbreaking afternoon for the tournament hosts. yeah, it's been hugely disappointing here in liverpool. i think the crowd don't really know what to do with themselves, england have lost another semi final at the world cup. their eighth consecutive semi final loss of the world cup. truly devastating, because there was a belief that this team could go all
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the way in this tournament, ever since they won the commonwealth games last year. there was a belief that this was england's time. applicants new zealand, it was a lwa ys applicants new zealand, it was always going to be a tough match, and you could tell the pressure was on england. they had a brilliant lead up to this particular match, but new zealand looked very calm and composed, and england were making a huge amount of mistakes. they were five down in the first five minutes, they came back at half—time and were three up, but then the mistakes continued. the shooter started to miss, and new zealand just continued to remain composed. by the end, when the final whistle blew, there was a huge amount of emotion amongst the english roses. there was the crowd not knowing what to do, and heartbreak for england once again. tracy knebel, clearly very upset about it at the end of the match, and here is what she had to say. i think new zealand came out really strong in that first order. and i think they brought it, and we didn't learn our lessons quick enough, and
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i think they seem to be chasing the game, which is something we have not done during this tournament. is it on two legs? misunderstanding? 0r done during this tournament. is it on two legs? misunderstanding? ora build—up of pressure? they did a greatjob on those. i think build—up of pressure? they did a great job on those. i think there are opportunities for us to take that game, and we left it too late. that's right. it just that's right. itjust wasn't enough in the final stages. england couldn't break down new zealand. so let's get a bit more of a breakdown on the match. i'm joined by zara bateman, former england international. i mean i know that you are international. i mean i know that you a re really international. i mean i know that you are really shocked by the results, where did it go wrong?” think it was about the new zealand defence. we knew they'd played the style, england couldn't find a way to break through it. when they brought it in the second quarter, that they might have a little more in going forward, but ultimately, they were hesitant on attack, the shooters weren't putting the call to mike ball through the go like they have been doing, there wasjust no one spurring the team on. was of the pressure? —— like new
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zealand here, did they not handle that pressure? i think that could play a part of it, they had a very poor start as you say, they never really recovered from that in the first order, they did in the second, but at half—time, just when you thought they were going to kick on, they let new zealand back into the game. so there was very high expectations from this crowd, and from the english public, and they couldn't live up to them today. should changes have been made?” think one of the questions are england's squad, does the bench have enough depth? as soon as leila was lost to injury and the tournaments, didn't look like it was the case. they only made one change throughout the entire match, and ultimately, they didn't really feel like they had much to turn to on the bench. a real disappointment for england. australia looked, you know, an interesting game against south africa and the other semi final, they pulled it through in the end, but they didn't make it look easy. no, it was a tight game, much closer than anyone anticipated, but australia has been changing around every match, so everyone is intrigued to see who they start against new zealand tomorrow, and
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everyone is anticipating a very close affair with them only beating them by one in the round of this tournament. they have been up against each other many times before, and lost in the early phase, who do you think is just at the edge of the moment?” think after that win today, new zealand will probably go in with more confidence, however the australians are going for a world title, and so it they will always think that they can win that match. but you know, for my money, i would put new zealand slightly ahead today. you might thank you so much for these reflections, zara, obviously not the situation we wanted. but england will be back in action tomorrow, they will be in the bronze medal match, but hopes of reaching their first—ever world cup final are over here in liverpool. kate, live in liverpool. thank you. really busy afternoon at the bbc sport centre, from the netball to golf. the open's overnight leaders are out on the course at royal portrush, in northern ireland. american jb holmes and irishman shane lowry began the day on eight under par. but how have they started this third round? adam wild is there for us.
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then, thank you. they called saturday at the majors moving day in my word, there's been some movement on that leaderboard. already this afternoon, as you say, the leaders outcome i may be an hour or so ago, but there are some of the players really benefiting from these rather more benign conditions today. we have had some lovely sunshine, it's been very warm, the wind we had earlier has died down, these are really perfect conditions for links golf, as i say, players making the most of it. we have 20 players within five shots of the lead. that's just how congested it is. we have got a 4—way tie at the top of the leaderboard. lee westwood, started fantastically well. the englishman 46 years old, 25 years he has been competing in the open championship. he's never won a major. could this be the year? could he become the first englishman since nick to lift that famous trophy? he has a share of the lead that stands now at ten under, three birdies, on
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his first four holes. huge crowds turning out along the course along the fairways in the galleries, packing it out for shane lowry. he is also with a share at the lead with ten under, he's picked up a couple of shots on his front nine already. he two under for his morning. and just playing for him, tommy fleetwood, another englishman. he is used to playing the links courses of northwest england. tommy fleetwood going along very nicely as well, he is three underfor fleetwood going along very nicely as well, he is three under for his round and so far. he is only on the tenth hole, so he is going along very nicely. the round of the day though, belongs to danny willits. another englishman. he is back in the clubhouse on six under for his day. seven under or over couple of american's separating them as well. rickie fowler who is 500 for his rounds, eight under for the day, rickie fowler who is 500 for his rounds, eight underfor the day, jb holmes also has a share of the lead. the weather is hot enough, and so
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has the competition. it's really intriguing afternoon i had here at royal port rush. adam, thank you very much. we will keep you updated on that throughout the evening. for the second day running, geraint thomas has suffered on the tour de france. his hopes of overhauling leaderjulian ala—philippe were dashed on stage 1a, one of the race's most iconic mountains, as nick parrott reports. the tour de france is the most visited mountain, it's a challenge that can make or break a writer's overall race. after increasing his lead on yesterday because ‘s time trial, alljulian had to do was stick to main rifle, gary thomas. the tour started 12 miles from the finish, and it was soon proving too much for some. adam yates hopes of a top ten overall finish slipping away. along with those of colombia's con tana. the rest of the contenders are turned into a game of cat and mouse, thomas tried to shake his shadow. but philippe was having none of it. as the altitude crept up towards more than six and half
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thousand feet, the air was getting thin. their frenchman was gasping, but it was for britain who crashed with just over half a mile to go. tebo pinot was of the first to cross the finish line, but for philippe putting second what it felt like a victory, with thomas finishing eighth, more than 30 seconds behind. nick parrott, bbc news. so thomas is still in second place overall, but he's now more than two minutes behind ala—philippe. egan bernal has moved up a place to fourth, but is three minutes behind. britain's adam yates has dropped out of the top ten. elsewhere, it's a must—win match for england against australia at taunton if they're to have any chance of winning the women's ashes. but it's not looking good, australia declared on 420—8 and then took the important wicket of tammy beaumont for a duck. england captain heather knight helped the recovery but she went lbw for 28. amyjones made a terrific half—century for england,
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kind of studying the ship, eventually going for 64. they are currently 178—5 and the ashes appear to be slipping away. britain's laura muir has won the women's 1500 metres on day one of the anniversary games. the european champion eased to victory at the london stadium this afternoon. jeanette kwakye was watching alongside paul ratcliffe. day one of the london anniversary games is done and dusted here. the weather held out, and i am here with paula radcliffe, paula, iam going to stick it right on you and ask you what was a highlight of today? it's a tough one. there has been some really great performances today. i think for me, it's got to come down to between cast on in the 400 middle hurdles, and daniel williams in the 100 metre hurdles. there were great performances also as well, the shape of that she is m, as well, the shape of that she is in, and let's see her get that metal m, in, and let's see her get that metal in, that she so desires, and i think she would breathe a sigh of relief, not doing her event in doha on. i think that's quite exciting for us as well, because that means
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potentially, laura could be on the podium. i think potentially she could be anyway, regardless of who is there. it's about her getting the racing right. we know that she has the potential, has the talent, has the raw speed to be able to get on that podium. it'sjust raw speed to be able to get on that podium. it's just about getting raw speed to be able to get on that podium. it'sjust about getting it right in the final, and we saw her practise a different way of running racing today, and she did that really well. now, ahead of the swimming starting at the world championships in south korea tomorrow we've been hearing from adam peaty. he's looking to lower his 50 and 100 metre world records. the olympic champion says he understands there's a lot of pressure on him as he prepares to defend his title in toyko next year. nick hope's been catching up with him. i know the pressure that people put on me, i know how much, you know, that will, you know, people will try and affect that in my performance, and affect that in my performance, and people expect it will affect my performance, but i see it as a good thing. i know deep down, you know, what i'm capable of, and when i need to use that. but also, i am a fully aware that no one has ever coming no british person is ever defended in
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olympic title, which is almost exciting, so i enjoyed that, i thrive out of those kind of scenarios. i thrive off the pressure. there's been a lot of personal battles in my head, a lot of lows, a lot of highs. but yep, that's part and parcel. that's my job. that's what i need to deal with to obviously get peak performance. how much did you learn from the commonwealths last year? when complacency creeps and, it's almost like water down. it's open, open, open, i've got to come i felt like i was undefeatable, and that's when, you know, you are coming into a loss. everything for me is coming to place, but you know, as well as me, it's sports, it's so unpredictable. i could either blow it away, i could either get near it, or i could be a mile off it. but i don't feel like i'm in worse, at any point, mile off it. but i don't feel like i'm in worse, atany point, i mile off it. but i don't feel like i'm in worse, at any point, i don't feel them in a worse position than i was at the trials. charles is a com pletely was at the trials. charles is a completely different person, in terms of smart, and thinking, and where after my energy. it's all
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looking good. swimming for a week in barcelona, i was on was in the trial time anyway, so that gives me a lot of confidence that i'm doing what what i should be. adam petey speaking to nicole. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's bbc. c0. uk/sport we are set for an interesting evening with the gold rush —— port rush. time for the film review with jane health. —— jane rush. time for the film review with jane health. ——jane health. hello and a very warm welcome to the film review on bbc news. taking us through this week's cinema releases, mark kermode. hello. hi. mixed bag this week. we have tell it to the bees, which is a new british drama. we have the lion king. is it live—action or animation? and varda by agnes — a film maker looks back on her life and career.
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let's start with tell it to the bees, which is adapted from a book by fiona shaw which i confess i have not read. i know you have seen the film... i have not read the novel either, actually. we are both working on just the basis of the film. holliday grainger is lydia, who is raising her son on her own in rural scotland. she finds herself homeless, and this new doctor — actually, returning doctor, jean, played by anna paquin — offers her a housekeeper because she doesn't have anywhere else to live. so she moves in, and the two women become very friendly. this kind of story is seen through the eyes of the young son. in the beginning, there is a voiceover of what did he see, what didn't he see? he becomes particularly fascinated by the fact, in the garden there is a hive of bees, and he's really interested in the way in which the bees live together in their society, and he is told by anna paquin's character, you tell your secret to the bees, which i think is where the title comes from. the bees sort of seem to serve a larger role which is both mirroring and, in some cases, actually moving on the story. here's a clip.
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oi, oi! get off! oh, it's on me! get it off me! stay still. no. we mustn't. what did you do to the bees? no, nothing, i, erm... so... and this is the ‘50s. it's a period drama but i do think it still has some relevance, because it talks about some pretty tough subjects. it talks about homophobia, it talks about racism, it talks about domestic abuse.
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it does all of those things quite frankly. it is sort of upfront about them. there are a couple of scenes in the film that did make me wince because they are kind of tough. my problem is this. i didn't that it's very well—intentioned, and i think it's solidly played. i'm not entirely sure that, on the screen, the bee metaphor works, because up to a point, there is this idea of the discussion, you're telling your secrets to the bees, the hive mind. it's fine. there are moments, however, in which the bees to start to play an active part in the narrative, in which i did think this is falling apart... it was a bit peculiar, that point, wasn't it? the bee element was quite lovely with the little boy at the beginning, and then towards the end, you think, not sure where this is going! the more it was kind of happening in the background, as a counterpoint to the main story, the better it worked. when it actually became part of the story, it was less successful. that said, i think its heart is in the right place, and i think it is at least striving
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to tell a story in an adventurous way. i would rather watch something try to do something and fail then just simply play it safe. i think some of the performances are not quite as great as they perhaps ought to be, i think that's partly due with actors wrestling with accents which are not their own. yes, i agree. i kind of wanted to be... i wanted to be better! but i think there are still things, and there are individual moments in it which i think, oh, they work really well. individual moments of real electricity and spark, and kate dickie's in it, and i love kate dickie in absolutely everything. she is fantastic. she is flinty in this for them. very, very stern. she is aggressive and we don't mess with her. no, you don't. the lion king. why? why is it being remade? explain. well, i think the most obvious reason, live—action disney remakes are making a tonne of money. they are doing really well. in the case of this, this is kind of billed as live—action. it is not live—action.
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it is animated. everything you're saying on the screen is animation. the whole thing is done in a virtual reality environment in which the cameras are moving around in virtual reality but it is all completely computer—generated. it's photorealist animation. and what this does is, you can create a photoreal version of an antelope or a lion, or a lion cub. the only thing is, they look like real animals but they are talking in singing, and i have a slight conceptual problem with this. if you see a cartoon talking and singing, it is fine because you understand. if you see the stage production of the lion king, your mind is filling some of the gaps. you cannot fault it technically. it is breathtaking. the environment is the best sort of realised environment on screen you can possibly imagine, but it is... it's like a david attenborough documentary, and they're all singing. it's just weird! i am personally a great fan of old, traditional animation. i never watched an old animated film and thought,
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i wish it was more real. this is something very new and it is kind of ground—breaking. this is real cutting edge stuff, and it's made byjon favreau, who made jungle book, which did have a human character. it is very strange. i am not entirely convinced by it. our surgeries this week. our third choice this week. people might think they would only like if they're obsessed with cinema! i don't know anyone like that! this is varda by agnes. it's agnes varda's final film, looking at her life, her extraordinary career. she's talking sometimes to an audience, sometimes she's talking to the camera, and so we get clips from her films. we get encounters of people who remember working with her, and how tough she was. when you see the film, what comes across as her generosity of spirit, her enthusiasm forfilm,
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her enthusiasm for the medium and also her great love of beaches. and she says this thing about "a beach is the opposite of a wall," which is a phrase which wins me over. here's a clip.
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it's so enchanting, and i did not actually expect to be enchanted, but there's something really... did you think it was going to be hard work and sort of...? i thought you would have to be really, super knowledgeable about her work to get some thing out of it, and you don't have to, because i am not. and yet, she is delightful to listen to. it shows you just as much as you need of the clips to make you think, i want to see that film — particularly the robert de niro film. she said, it's so great i got robert de niro. the film flopped, but it doesn't matter — i got robert de niro for a day! she says this thing about all film—making comes down to three things, and its inspiration, creation and then sharing. inspiration is where the film comes from, creation's how you make it and sharing is showing it to the audience. and i love the fact she loves cinema, but she loves the audience engaging with the cinema. she does these artworks, installations — did, her final film — and what you get from this is a portion of somebody, her enthusiasm, her intelligence, her empathy. i thought the film was great fun.
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there's many laughs in it. it's really funny and playful and witty. i thought it was really, really charming. it is an absolute delight. best out this week? i really, really love only you, which is the debut feautre by harry wootliff. i think she has done a greatjob of telling this story. about a relationship between two people, a slightly younger man, a slightly older woman. the woman thinks that their relationship is going to be unbalanced, out of sync, but he is the one who thinks, i think we should start a family. it is about what happens when something which is an idea turns into a demand. i think it is brilliant. i love the performances. fantastic, yes. it feels so intimate! and so honest! i absolutely believed in the characters! you loved it, too, right? yes. not quite as much is you, and we don't have time to explain why, but i thought the performances were fantastic. fabulous, fabulous. fantastic. captain marvel. i've watched it! this will surprise you. captain marvel, i did.
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i married someone who loves superhero movies. what was their verdict on it? she loved it. i loved it for about two thirds of it and then went, oh, is it still on? it felt a little bit long. when it came out, a lot of people saying, it cannot work, it has not enough blokes in it. and how dare they! and of course, it's been a runaway success. the reason i've chosen it on dvd is, i want to see it again. in cinema, i thought it was fine. i felt the same thing as you. two—thirds of the way... but i want to see it again because it's been such a runaway hit. i think there's stuff in there that i probably missed first time around. brie larson was good. brie larson is great! i think brie larson is really good, and i think she's got a great sense of humour as well. thank you very much. see you again soon. that is it for this week. see you next time. bye— bye.
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hello again. it's been a day of sunny spells and heavy showers. the chart is particularly widespread across eastern scotland in northeast england. this was the scene in five earlier on today, with i met massive cloud looming over the skyline, a little time later, in the same place, the heavens really opened. there have been some really heavy downpour is around today. the radar picture shows the majority of the showers there has been running through eastern scotland, and particularly northeast england, close to a little area of low pressure that's been moving slowly across north yorkshire. now over the next wee hours, as that little moves out into the north sea, the showers fade away. pressure rises overnight across the uk, that means the wind will fall lights, and we will have clear skies. one to be a cold night, temperatures between 10—14d for most of us. now for sunday, it should be a nice start to the day. early morning, hazy sunshine in the picture for scotland, england, and whales. but for northern ireland, it will quickly cloud over with outbreaks of rain developing here into the morning and turning have
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become a strengthening south—westerly winds pushing that ring onto western scotland, and probably cambria and the isleof man as we have the afternoon as well. it stays largely drive. but it will turn cloudier as we go on to the afternoon. still with some sunny spells around, temperatures should reach 24 degrees, but the rain will continue to come down overnight, and on into monday, affecting these western areas of scotland with those rainfall totals really building up. we could see some localised surface water flooding issues. we could see some localised surface waterflooding issues. now away we could see some localised surface water flooding issues. now away from that band of rain, rising pressure, rising temperatures, and quite a lot of sunshine to come as well on monday. now as far as the temperatures go, i think quite widely, we should see those highs reaching the mid to high 20s, 28—29d across eastern parts of england. wales warming up, eastern scotland into the mid—20s as well. then into the middle parts of the week, it gets eve n the middle parts of the week, it gets even hotter, an area of high pressure, the south easterly winds across the uk, and temperatures will be surging. it could hit 41 in
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paris, if we do, that would be a new all—time temperature record for the french capital. we get up to about 34 celsius around about the greater london area. so some hot weather to come over the next few days, but it does tend to turn more unsettled in the northwest, as we head towards the northwest, as we head towards the end of the week. that's your weather.
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