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Tonight at ten, the Bank of England


cuts growth forecasts for the economy,


saying the squeeze on family incomes will continue.


As demonstrators, including the Bank's own employees,


protest over wages, the Governor Mark Carney says


uncertainty around Brexit is hitting businesses and households.


As the consequences of sterling's fall have shown up in the shops


and squeezed their real incomes, they've cut back on spending,


The Bank has kept interest rates on hold at 0.25%,


to ease pressure on what Mr Carney calls a "sluggish economy."


A judge has condemned mental health support for young people in England


as "disgraceful and utterly shaming," as the authorities


struggle to find suitable care for one suicidal teenager.


A British computer expert who helped shut down the recent hacking of NHS


systems has been arrested in America, accused of links


A damning report details how the poorest children in England fall


behind more affluent pupils all the way through school.


Tributes have been paid to the stage and screen actor Robert Hardy,


And England's Lionesses are tamed by the Dutch at the women's Euros.


And coming up in Sportsday on BBC News:


Brazilian striker Neymar becomes the world's most expensive player,


moving from Barcelona to PSG at a cost of just over ?200 million.


The Governor of the Bank of England has warned that the economy


will remain "sluggish" because uncertainty over Brexit


is hitting businesses and affecting households.


Today, the Bank downgraded the UK's growth forecasts


for this year and the next, with Mr Carney saying a lack


of clarity about the UK's future relationship


with the European Union is holding back investment


He added that real income growth was at its weakest since the middle


Interest rates will remain at the record low of 0.25%.


Here's our business editor, Simon Jack.


There hasn't been much summer cheer on the beach in Margate this week,


the weather overcast and some bracing headwinds -


much like the UK economy, and there was precious little


sunshine shed when the Bank of England Governor delivered


He said the post-referendum fall in the value of the pound was now


Households looked through Brexit-related uncertainties


initially, but more recently, as the consequence of sterling's


fall have shown up in the shops and squeezed their real incomes,


they've cut back on spending, slowing the economy.


The Bank cut its growth forecast for this year from 1.9% to 1.7%.


It also downgraded its estimate for the next year from 1.7% to 1.6%.


Meanwhile, it pushed up its inflation forecast,


saying it will rise from 2.6% now to peak at around 3%


later this year, while wage rises remain stuck at 2%.


That widening gap is being felt in Margate.


The price of food has definitely gone up.


Butter, cheese, bacon, those things have gone up.


And yeah, wages aren't going up in line with inflation.


Bus, transport, everything is so expensive now.


I drive now and even then, car insurance has gone up.


It's getting ridiculous now, ?140 a month.


For the same amount of money, you're getting about two thirds


of the goods that you used to, so you're cutting back all the time.


In another year's time, I'll be sitting here a litle skeleton.


Brexit was the theme that ran through everything


The post-referendum fall in sterling has pushed up prices.


That in turn is affecting consumer confidence,


and businesses faced with uncertainty are not


making the investments they otherwise would have made.


And all of those pressures are combining to affect the UK


Business investment is still likely to grow below historic averages,


with adverse consequences for productivity,


For many, however, the Bank's pronouncements are not only too


downbeat, but also stray too far into politics.


We should take the Bank of England's forecast with a pinch of salt.


They are notoriously bad at forecasting.


Then, of course, we have Project Fear mark two.


The Bank of England, the CBI and the Treasury Department


are all ganging up again to make us frightened of Brexit.


Even the Bank's own staff are unhappy about wages.


It's only when pay starts to catch up with prices that we may see


One of the most senior judges in Britain says society will have


"blood on its hands" if a 17-year-old girl who's tried


to kill herself several times is released from custody


The President of the Family Division in England and Wales,


Sir James Munby, says it's "disgraceful" that it's been


so difficult finding suitable provision for her


when she's released in 11 days' time.


NHS England says it's making "every effort" to find appropriate care.


Our Home Editor Mark Easton reports on a case which highlights a crisis


"A disgraceful and utterly shaming lack of proper provision for young


mental health patients in England" - the words of one of England's most


senior judges, Sir James Munby, head of the Family Division.


He issued an extraordinary statement after being unable to find any


suitable hospital bed for a suicidal 17-year-old girl, due for release


The girl in question is from the north-west of England


and is currently so disturbed that she's dressed in clothes she cannot


use to hang herself, in a youth custody centre with just


a mattress on the floor and no personal belongings.


The solicitor representing the interests of the 17-year-old,


named only as X, says she's at significant risk.


X is a girl who at the moment has a determined wish,


The big problem we've got is that we don't fully


understand those needs, and it's on that basis that she needs


to be in a clinical setting to be assessed properly.


That's part of the frustration of the case.


That frustration spilled into public from the judge today.


The Government offered no comment on the judge's remarks.


All questions were referred to NHS England, which said tonight that


three potential beds have now been identified for the 17-year-old,


with a care assessment being conducted tomorrow.


But mental health professionals say the problem is not an isolated one.


Every day we talk to children, young people, parents and carers


who are in the community, worried about how they're


There isn't enough support in the community, and there


are really high thresholds to get into hospital care.


Meanwhile, people are left without support.


A recent survey of people working in child and adolescent mental


health services in England found 62% had seen adolescent patients held


77% said young high risk patients were left in the community


because of the shortage of beds, with 14% saying young patients


had attempted suicide while waiting for a suitable bed.


The report urged Government to prioritise investment in young


people's crisis care as a matter of urgency.


The system for people with those sorts of needs is simply


The nationally commissioned services don't join up with locally


commission services, there is no strategic oversight


and as far as I can see, and I've been trying to push this


at various levels for a number of years, there doesn't seem


to be any strategic plan to resolve the matter.


The Government has said it will increase the number of mental


health staff working in the NHS in England by 21,000


and the Prime Minister has promised a revolution in mental health care,


but the agonies of a judge unable to help a suicidal young woman


suggest the revolution has some way to go.


These are some of the most candid and toughest words many have heard a


judge at. What do you think his motivation for such stark language


is? I think his immediate motivation was the welfare of a very troubled


17-year-old girl who will be released into the community in 11


days' time without, as it stands, a care package for her. And in that,


perhaps, he appears to be successful after months of frustration. Within


hours of his statement and the news stories associated with it, the NHS


said, we have now found three potential beds. One must hope that


that works out. But the judge also demanded that his remarks also be


sent to government ministers, to the Ministry of Justice and the


Department of Health, because he is determined that this lack of proper


provision of mental health services, as he sees it, should not be


forgotten. The government is already promising specifically on child and


adolescent mental health care 2000 nurses, consultants and therapists,


and that is part of a wider ?1 billion package for mental health


services. But none of this can of course be done overnight.


Recruitment and training will take time and meanwhile, many families


will be just as frustrated as Sir James at the failings of a system


that as we have heard, senior practitioners say is not fit for


purpose. Mark, many thanks. A British computer expert


who shut down a world-wide cyber attack that crippled the NHS in May


has now been arrested Marcus Hutchins, who's 23


and from Devon, is said to have stopped the WannaCry ransomeware


virus from spreading further, but is now alleged to be linked


to other malicious software, Our North America Correspondent


James Cook reports. Marcus Hutchins was hailed as a hero


for stopping an attack which crippled the NHS and spread


to tens of thousands His arrest is not related


to his role in neutralising the so-called WannaCry ransomware,


which he discussed in this I checked the message board,


there were maybe 16, 17 reports of different NHS organisations


being hit, and that was the point where I decided "My holiday's over,


I've got to look into this". In the past week, Mr Hutchins


had been in Las Vegas for the DefCon Cybersecurity


Conference. He was apparently arrested


at the airport minutes before Better known as Malware Tech, his


most recent tweets were prescient... "Priority boarding so you can add


to the time you're sat on a plane that is nowhere near ready


to fly", he wrote. We've now obtained


a copy of the indictment against Marcus Hutchins


and another unnamed defendant. It reveals they are facing charges


in the US State of Wisconsin. They're accused of creating


and selling a programme to harvest online banking data


and credit card details. Prosecutors say the arrest


here in Las Vegas came at the end Cybersecurity remains a top


priority for the FBI, Marcus Hutchins may now


face his biggest challenge yet Let's take a look at some


of the day's other top stories... A surgeon given a 15


year prison sentence for carrying out needless breast


operations has had his jail term Ian Paterson was jailed in May


after being convicted of 17 counts of wounding with intent and three


counts of unlawful wounding Three men convicted of terror


offences, who called themselves The Three Musketeers, have been


jailed for life for plotting an attack on a police


or military target. Naweed Ali, Mohibur Rahman


and Khobaib Hussain, who are all from the West


Midlands, were told they'd A fourth man, Tahir Aziz, was given


a minimum term of 15 years. A man who died after a police chase


in London last month had swallowed a package of paracetamol


and caffeine, according to the Independent Police


Complaints Commission. Rashan Charles, who was followed


and restrained by police, became ill after putting an object


in his mouth. The investigation into allegations


of Russia's interference in last year's US election took


a significant turn tonight. The Wall Street Journal is reporting


that the Special Counsel Robert Mueller has convened a Grand Jury


as part of his investigation. Our North America Editor Jon Sopel


is in Washington for us tonight. How significant is all this? It is


significant, but let me add a couple of caveats. It doesn't mean that


prosecutions are imminent. It doesn't mean there will ever be a


prosecution, but that can't be prosecutions without the setting up


of a grand jury. What it means is that they will now be able to take


sworn statements from witnesses. They will be able to subpoenaed


documents. So if you like, this is the logical next step in this


investigation. But it also means, if you ask the simple question, is this


inquiry winding down or is it ramping up, there was only one


conclusion. It is ramping up. There has been a conciliatory statement


from Donald Trump's lawyers tonight about this. The White House favours


anything that accelerates the conclusion of the work of Robert


Mueller. The White House is committed to co-operating with Mr


Mueller's investigation. But my guess is that Donald Trump will be


spitting tacks about this, firstly because he believes it is a


witchhunt, secondly because he believes it could go on for months,


even years, when he wants to get on with the rest of his business, and


thirdly because this investigation could sprawl from Russia into Donald


Trump's financial activities, and that is something the president has


expressed deep concern about. Jon Sopel, live in Washington.


Children from the poorest families in England,


can end up two years behind their more affluent


classmates, by the time they finish secondary school.


The findings from the think tank, the Education Policy Institute,


suggest youngsters who've been eligible for free school dinners,


which is a key measure of poverty, are increasingly lagging behind


Our Education Editor Branwen Jeffreys reports from Darlington,


one of the areas judged to be failing to close the attainment gap.


Nicole Gibbon isn't afraid of tough jobs.


She took on a Darlington school in crisis, worked


Some families, and Darlington certainly isn't unique


to this by a long stretch, social mobility is incredibly low


Schools here get less funding than London, and Nicole told me


many families have never moved from Darlington.


I have to take Mum, Dad, Nan, Grandpa with me on that journey,


so that we're all working together and there's nobody behind,


What are the kind of fears they might have?


The unknown, the lack of experience and lack of opportunities


that they perhaps didn't have themselves, through no


But it is the unknown and that fear of "We're all right as we are".


Some parts of England have reduced the education gap.


It's seven or eight months in Tower Hamlets,


Hackney and Southwark, all of them London boroughs.


But it's 25 to 27 months in Darlington, Derby


?72 million of extra money to improve social mobility


But that money won't reach these streets in Darlington,


or other areas highlighted in today's report.


This isn't just about the cash that schools get, although that


communities where the belief in education as a passport


to a different, better life has simply been lost.


These teenagers are learning life skills on a national scheme,


but already, at 16, set on very different directions.


I'm Sinead, and I want to be an actress.


I'm Jess and I want to be in the Military Police.


I'm Nicole and I want to go to the Navy.


I'm Dave and I want to be a professional chef.


The people who were doing better more likely had


They've got more money than some of us.


But it all depends on how much you want to learn as well.


Do you think it would have made a difference if,


when you were little, you believed you were


Probably, because then you're determined to


The gap matters for their future and for ours too, because failings


Branwen Jeffreys, BBC News and Darlington.


During the EU referendum, many of Scotland's whisky producers,


supported the remain campaign, worried that Brexit


But now it seems some are having a change of heart,


buoyed by the prospect of one-off trade deals with countries


like India, where they currently face tariffs of 150%.


Our Scotland Editor Sarah Smith has the story.


The barley, the water and the weather make Islay Malt


unique, and on this small island, whisky is very big business.


Almost 90% of Scotland's amber liquor is exported overseas,


so Brexit will certainly be felt here.


Small distilleries, like Kilchoman, don't want to lose the protected


status for Scotch whisky offered by EU law, and they worry


about the bureaucracy that leaving the single market might entail.


Whereas it was very easy to export into Europe,


it's now going to be a little more difficult.


Certainly for smaller companies, I think, that will have an impact,


because of the amount of people we have to comply with all


Many of the island's distilleries are owned by big firms that


supported remaining inside the EU, but they're now eyeing


up the opportunities Brexit could bring.


The whisky industry is hoping to expand sales in countries outside


the EU, countries like India, for instance, which currently


slaps a whopping great 150% tariff on Scotch.


If a new bilateral trade deal could eliminate


or slash those tariffs, sales would increase enormously.


The UK Government can't guarantee tariff free trade,


but say there is now the opportunity to try.


As part of this new arrangement in a post-EU world,


where we are negotiating the terms, we're not bound in by EU terms,


we're able to negotiate our own terms, getting the right deal


for the whisky industry is one of our priorities.


Contributing about ?5 billion a year to the UK economy,


supporting 30,000 jobs and making many drinkers happy.


It's an industry that first feared Brexit,


and now hopes to make it work for them.


Once we leave the EU, we would be the UK negotiating free-trade deals,


rather than a block, and so that simplifies


So yes, we hope that it will be easier for the UK to negotiate


a free trade deal with, for example, India.


The economy of Islay runs on whisky, much of Scotland's economy relies


on this water of life, and they're now looking


beyond the shores of Europe, to try and make the best of Brexit.


The worldwide Anglican communion counts many more worshippers


And while there are disagreements over homosexuality, the Archbishop


of Canterbury has been trying to find some common ground


on the refugee crisis in South Sudan, with one of the most


conservative African archbishops, Stanley Ntagali, in Uganda.


Our Religious Affairs Correspondent Martin Bashir reports.


Above the lush plains of Uganda, two archbishops are on a mission,


heading north toward refugee camps on the border with South Sudan.


The welcome they receive in Moyo is rapturous.


There are nearly a million South Sudanese living in camps


like this, after fleeing a brutal civil war, with many families


rushing to the border carrying only their children.


While the archbishops are of one mind in their support for these


refugees, there is another issue about which they are deeply divided,


and it concerns not one country in one continent,


but the entire unity of the Anglican Communion.


Your Grace, shouldn't you be in the middle?


Stanley Ntagali, a conservative evangelical, walked out of a global


gathering of archbishops last year after the American Episcopal Church


He says the Bible teaches that marriage is between a man


and a woman, and that the growing Ugandan church will not remain


in fellowship with those who support same-sex unions.


You have been invited to the Primates' meeting in October.


I have made it clear I am not attending because of the position


And that is that homosexuality is wrong?


I thought you wanted to ask about the refugees,


but now you are concentrating on that subject.


Stanley Ntagali says he remains committed to the Anglican Communion


and will not be pulling the Ugandan church out.


Although we have differences of opinion over issues


around human sexuality, when we were dealing with refugees,


Archbishop Justin Welby concluded his visit by praying


for peace and reconciliation in South Sudan, a prayer


that he probably repeated privately for the Church that he leads.


Martin Bashir, BBC News, in northern Uganda.


The Brazilian footballer Neymar has signed a five-year


The French club paid a world record fee of ?198 million to release him


He will be introduced to fans on Saturday at PSG's first


It's reported he'll earn after-tax half ?1 million a week.


The 2017 World Athletics Championships begin tomorrow


in London, and will see the final appearance of Usain Bolt


So who'll be athletics' next big star?


Our sports Editor Dan Roan has been speaking to one man


who believes he can fill the void, the 400 metres star


Final preparations at London's Olympic Stadium,


as it becomes the focus of the athletics world once again.


The man charged with organising track and field's


World Championships telling me the sport should


It's a huge city, passionate about sport, the world's


greatest athletics stadium, and it's going to be full.


Possibly going forwards, you need to see slight


changes to the format, the compression of the Championships.


So, this could be the last great, great,


Once again, the world's finest athletes will be on show here -


a fitting farewell to the sport's greatest star.


Wayde van Niekerk smashed the 400m world record at last


A man in demand, we managed to spend some time with the South African


as he took a cab ride through London.


So, is he ready to fill the void left by Usain Bolt?


I definitely believe that I can reach the heights


I mean, I'm only 25 now, so I still have a lot of time left.


Confident words from a young man who admits he has


I've had a lot of mental challenges when it comes to confidence and...


And believing myself, in myself, as an athlete.


So, this last two years has been a massive, massive boost to myself.


These Championships will, of course, evoke memories of London 2012,


which for many at the time seemed like the ultimate


But since then, the sport has been engulfed in crisis and,


as it prepares to say farewell to its biggest star,


there is a real sense that if integrity and popularity is to


be recovered, this represents an opportunity which


There was no Russian team preparing here this afternoon -


the country suspended for state-sponsored doping.


And tonight, two Ukrainian athletes were provisionally suspended


from the Championships for the use of prohibited substances -


a reminder of the challenge the sport now faces.


Often you'll get a rotten apple in a barrel.


What you have to try to do is change the culture,


so that people who are competing are not tempted


That doesn't take five minutes - it takes some years.


The enthusiasm which surrounded the 2012 Olympics appears undimmed,


with record ticket sales for a World Championship.


But at a crucial moment in athletics history,


London 2017 must now stand for a new start.


The Odyssey is over for England's footballers at Euro 2017.


They reached the semi finals, but were beaten


Our Sports Correspondent Katie Gornall reports.


The Dutch certainly know how to get their team.


England fans may be feeling a little outnumbered here in Enschede today,


These semifinalists were a perfect match, because the only two teams


to have won all their games, something had to give.


And early on it was those in orange who shone brightest.


Miedema heading them in the direction of the final.


With England behind for the first time in this tournament,


Jade Moore almost mustered the perfect response.


And as half-time approached, Ellen White had a strong


claim for a penalty, but the referee thought


differently, much to the frustration of Mark Sampson.


For a team that has captured the imagination back home,


What was needed in such a cauldron was a cool head,


but Fara Williams usually so reliable, did nothing


Double delight for the Dutch, and England only had


With time running out, Jody Taylor nearly gave her side hope, but it


would get worse for England. An own goal with the last kick of the game


the Millie Bright summed up the miserable night for Mark Sampson's


side. Overwhelmed in the stands,


overwhelmed on the pitch. Against expectations, it's the Netherlands


who advanced to the final, England are back to square one.


This was a dark and disappointing night for England. Rankin,


reputation or flavoured Mark Sampson's side coming into this, but


although they made progress on how they've played and reached the


semifinal they were woefully ineffective against the Netherlands,


who fully deserve to go through to the final against an narked.


Although Mark Sampson's players may struggle to find the positives


tonight, this tournament and the profile it's been given will have


boosted the women's game back home, even if they weren't able to take


those final steps. Thank you for that.


The actor Robert Hardy, best known for his role


in All Creatures Great And Small and the Harry Potter films, has died.


His family have described him as "gruff, elegant, twinkly


and always dignified, and celebrated by those


who knew him, loved him and enjoyed his work."


David Sillito now looks back on his life.


It was All Creatures Great And Small that truly made Robert


For 12 years, he played the vet Siegfried Farnon.


Well, I hold you responsible for Biggins, James.


The character mirrored his own personality,


which was described today by his family today as a bit gruff,


And it was a role that needed a bit of grit.


I remember a day when we did a lambing sequence all


through the night, in the dead ice-cold of winter, deep


Our own agency - an international feature service.


In the '60s, he'd appeared opposite Richard Burton,


his old friend from his days at Oxford, in The Spy


Often, I don't know who does publish, I confess.


His early career was rather Shakespearean.


He revelled in the grand patriotic speech and will


forever be linked with one particular patriotic character.


Mr Speaker, those Germans are not looking for equal status!


Now, they will soon be looking for war.


And when the Harry Potter films needed a pompous Minister for Magic,


it was a part that could have been written for Robert Hardy.


You will escort Dumbledore to Azkaban.


Or am I talking the most absolute nonsense?


Like Siegfried, it was what he was best at -


characters full of bluster and grand gestures that were trying


desperately hard to hide the softer, more vulnerable person within.


But we do understand each other, wouldn't you say?


The actor Robert Hardy, who's died at the age of 91.


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