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Tonight at ten, the Bank of England

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cuts growth forecasts for the economy,

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saying the squeeze on family incomes will continue.

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As demonstrators, including the Bank's own employees,

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protest over wages, the Governor Mark Carney says

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uncertainty around Brexit is hitting businesses and households.

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

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

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

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

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

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as "disgraceful and utterly shaming," as the authorities

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struggle to find suitable care for one suicidal teenager.

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

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systems has been arrested in America, accused of links

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A damning report details how the poorest children in England fall

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behind more affluent pupils all the way through school.

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

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

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And coming up in Sportsday on BBC News:

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

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

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

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will remain "sluggish" because uncertainty over Brexit

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is hitting businesses and affecting households.

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Today, the Bank downgraded the UK's growth forecasts

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

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of clarity about the UK's future relationship

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with the European Union is holding back investment

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

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

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Here's our business editor, Simon Jack.

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

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the weather overcast and some bracing headwinds -

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much like the UK economy, and there was precious little

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sunshine shed when the Bank of England Governor delivered

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

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Households looked through Brexit-related uncertainties

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

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

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

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

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

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Meanwhile, it pushed up its inflation forecast,

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

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

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That widening gap is being felt in Margate.

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The price of food has definitely gone up.

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

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

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Bus, transport, everything is so expensive now.

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

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

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

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

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

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Brexit was the theme that ran through everything

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

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That in turn is affecting consumer confidence,

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and businesses faced with uncertainty are not

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making the investments they otherwise would have made.

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And all of those pressures are combining to affect the UK

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Business investment is still likely to grow below historic averages,

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with adverse consequences for productivity,

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

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downbeat, but also stray too far into politics.

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

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They are notoriously bad at forecasting.

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

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The Bank of England, the CBI and the Treasury Department

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

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

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

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

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

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to kill herself several times is released from custody

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The President of the Family Division in England and Wales,

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

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so difficult finding suitable provision for her

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when she's released in 11 days' time.

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

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

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

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

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

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He issued an extraordinary statement after being unable to find any

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

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

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

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

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a mattress on the floor and no personal belongings.

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

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

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

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

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

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to be in a clinical setting to be assessed properly.

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That's part of the frustration of the case.

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That frustration spilled into public from the judge today.

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

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

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

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with a care assessment being conducted tomorrow.

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

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

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

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

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are really high thresholds to get into hospital care.

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Meanwhile, people are left without support.

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A recent survey of people working in child and adolescent mental

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

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

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

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had attempted suicide while waiting for a suitable bed.

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The report urged Government to prioritise investment in young

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people's crisis care as a matter of urgency.

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The system for people with those sorts of needs is simply

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The nationally commissioned services don't join up with locally

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commission services, there is no strategic oversight

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

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

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to be any strategic plan to resolve the matter.

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The Government has said it will increase the number of mental

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

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

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

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suggest the revolution has some way to go.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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forgotten. The government is already promising specifically on child and

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adolescent mental health care 2000 nurses, consultants and therapists,

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

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

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Recruitment and training will take time and meanwhile, many families

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

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

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purpose. Mark, many thanks. A British computer expert

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

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has now been arrested Marcus Hutchins, who's 23

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

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

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to other malicious software, Our North America Correspondent

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James Cook reports. Marcus Hutchins was hailed as a hero

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for stopping an attack which crippled the NHS and spread

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to tens of thousands His arrest is not related

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

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which he discussed in this I checked the message board,

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there were maybe 16, 17 reports of different NHS organisations

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

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

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had been in Las Vegas for the DefCon Cybersecurity

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Conference. He was apparently arrested

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

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

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

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

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a copy of the indictment against Marcus Hutchins

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and another unnamed defendant. It reveals they are facing charges

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

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and selling a programme to harvest online banking data

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and credit card details. Prosecutors say the arrest

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

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priority for the FBI, Marcus Hutchins may now

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

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

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year prison sentence for carrying out needless breast

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

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

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counts of unlawful wounding Three men convicted of terror

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offences, who called themselves The Three Musketeers, have been

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jailed for life for plotting an attack on a police

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or military target. Naweed Ali, Mohibur Rahman

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and Khobaib Hussain, who are all from the West

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

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

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in London last month had swallowed a package of paracetamol

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and caffeine, according to the Independent Police

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Complaints Commission. Rashan Charles, who was followed

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and restrained by police, became ill after putting an object

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in his mouth. The investigation into allegations

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

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a significant turn tonight. The Wall Street Journal is reporting

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that the Special Counsel Robert Mueller has convened a Grand Jury

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

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

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

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

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

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

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sworn statements from witnesses. They will be able to subpoenaed

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

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

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

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

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

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anything that accelerates the conclusion of the work of Robert

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

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

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

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

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

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thirdly because this investigation could sprawl from Russia into Donald

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

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

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Children from the poorest families in England,

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can end up two years behind their more affluent

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classmates, by the time they finish secondary school.

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

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

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

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Our Education Editor Branwen Jeffreys reports from Darlington,

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

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Nicole Gibbon isn't afraid of tough jobs.

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She took on a Darlington school in crisis, worked

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Some families, and Darlington certainly isn't unique

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

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

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many families have never moved from Darlington.

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

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

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What are the kind of fears they might have?

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The unknown, the lack of experience and lack of opportunities

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that they perhaps didn't have themselves, through no

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

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Some parts of England have reduced the education gap.

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It's seven or eight months in Tower Hamlets,

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Hackney and Southwark, all of them London boroughs.

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

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?72 million of extra money to improve social mobility

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

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or other areas highlighted in today's report.

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

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communities where the belief in education as a passport

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to a different, better life has simply been lost.

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These teenagers are learning life skills on a national scheme,

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

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

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

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

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

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The people who were doing better more likely had

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They've got more money than some of us.

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

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Do you think it would have made a difference if,

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when you were little, you believed you were

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Probably, because then you're determined to

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

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Branwen Jeffreys, BBC News and Darlington.

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

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supported the remain campaign, worried that Brexit

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

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

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

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Our Scotland Editor Sarah Smith has the story.

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The barley, the water and the weather make Islay Malt

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

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

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so Brexit will certainly be felt here.

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

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

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about the bureaucracy that leaving the single market might entail.

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Whereas it was very easy to export into Europe,

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

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

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

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

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

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up the opportunities Brexit could bring.

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The whisky industry is hoping to expand sales in countries outside

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

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slaps a whopping great 150% tariff on Scotch.

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If a new bilateral trade deal could eliminate

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or slash those tariffs, sales would increase enormously.

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The UK Government can't guarantee tariff free trade,

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but say there is now the opportunity to try.

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

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

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

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for the whisky industry is one of our priorities.

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

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supporting 30,000 jobs and making many drinkers happy.

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It's an industry that first feared Brexit,

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and now hopes to make it work for them.

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

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rather than a block, and so that simplifies

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

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a free trade deal with, for example, India.

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

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

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

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The worldwide Anglican communion counts many more worshippers

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And while there are disagreements over homosexuality, the Archbishop

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of Canterbury has been trying to find some common ground

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

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conservative African archbishops, Stanley Ntagali, in Uganda.

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Our Religious Affairs Correspondent Martin Bashir reports.

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

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

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The welcome they receive in Moyo is rapturous.

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There are nearly a million South Sudanese living in camps

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

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rushing to the border carrying only their children.

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

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

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and it concerns not one country in one continent,

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but the entire unity of the Anglican Communion.

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

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

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gathering of archbishops last year after the American Episcopal Church

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He says the Bible teaches that marriage is between a man

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

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in fellowship with those who support same-sex unions.

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

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

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And that is that homosexuality is wrong?

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I thought you wanted to ask about the refugees,

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but now you are concentrating on that subject.

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Stanley Ntagali says he remains committed to the Anglican Communion

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and will not be pulling the Ugandan church out.

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Although we have differences of opinion over issues

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around human sexuality, when we were dealing with refugees,

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Archbishop Justin Welby concluded his visit by praying

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for peace and reconciliation in South Sudan, a prayer

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

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Martin Bashir, BBC News, in northern Uganda.

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The Brazilian footballer Neymar has signed a five-year

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

:24:19.:24:22.

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

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

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The 2017 World Athletics Championships begin tomorrow

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

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So who'll be athletics' next big star?

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Our sports Editor Dan Roan has been speaking to one man

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

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Final preparations at London's Olympic Stadium,

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

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The man charged with organising track and field's

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World Championships telling me the sport should

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

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

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Possibly going forwards, you need to see slight

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changes to the format, the compression of the Championships.

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So, this could be the last great, great,

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

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a fitting farewell to the sport's greatest star.

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Wayde van Niekerk smashed the 400m world record at last

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

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as he took a cab ride through London.

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

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I definitely believe that I can reach the heights

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

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Confident words from a young man who admits he has

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

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And believing myself, in myself, as an athlete.

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

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

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which for many at the time seemed like the ultimate

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

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as it prepares to say farewell to its biggest star,

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

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be recovered, this represents an opportunity which

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There was no Russian team preparing here this afternoon -

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the country suspended for state-sponsored doping.

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And tonight, two Ukrainian athletes were provisionally suspended

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from the Championships for the use of prohibited substances -

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a reminder of the challenge the sport now faces.

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

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

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so that people who are competing are not tempted

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

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The enthusiasm which surrounded the 2012 Olympics appears undimmed,

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with record ticket sales for a World Championship.

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But at a crucial moment in athletics history,

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London 2017 must now stand for a new start.

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

:27:21.:27:29.

They reached the semi finals, but were beaten

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Our Sports Correspondent Katie Gornall reports.

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The Dutch certainly know how to get their team.

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

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

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

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

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Miedema heading them in the direction of the final.

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With England behind for the first time in this tournament,

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Jade Moore almost mustered the perfect response.

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

:28:05.:28:09.

claim for a penalty, but the referee thought

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differently, much to the frustration of Mark Sampson.

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For a team that has captured the imagination back home,

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

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but Fara Williams usually so reliable, did nothing

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Double delight for the Dutch, and England only had

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

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

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

:28:43.:28:45.

side. Overwhelmed in the stands,

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

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

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

:29:02.:29:05.

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

:29:06.:29:10.

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

:29:11.:29:13.

semifinal they were woefully ineffective against the Netherlands,

:29:14.:29:17.

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

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

:29:22.:29:23.

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

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

:29:29.:29:31.

those final steps. Thank you for that.

:29:32.:29:34.

The actor Robert Hardy, best known for his role

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

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

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and always dignified, and celebrated by those

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

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David Sillito now looks back on his life.

:29:50.:29:54.

It was All Creatures Great And Small that truly made Robert

:29:55.:29:57.

For 12 years, he played the vet Siegfried Farnon.

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Well, I hold you responsible for Biggins, James.

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The character mirrored his own personality,

:30:08.:30:08.

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

:30:09.:30:11.

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

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I remember a day when we did a lambing sequence all

:30:19.:30:23.

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

:30:24.:30:27.

Our own agency - an international feature service.

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

:30:33.:30:39.

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

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

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His early career was rather Shakespearean.

:30:46.:30:55.

He revelled in the grand patriotic speech and will

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forever be linked with one particular patriotic character.

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

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Now, they will soon be looking for war.

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

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

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You will escort Dumbledore to Azkaban.

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Or am I talking the most absolute nonsense?

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Like Siegfried, it was what he was best at -

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characters full of bluster and grand gestures that were trying

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

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

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

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Now on BBC One, it's time for the news where you are.

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