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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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