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Trouble in the Cabinet: the Chancellor accuses


some of his colleagues of briefing against him.


Philip Hammond said they were trying to undermine his attempts to secure


a Brexit deal which protected jobs and the economy.


I'm not going to talk about what comes out


Cabinet meetings are supposed to be a private space in


Also coming up on the programme this evening...


Tougher sentences for people convicted of acid attacks are to be


He did it - Roger Federer makes history - the first man to win


To the delight of the crowds, Lewis Hamilton secures


his fifth British Grand Prix victory at Silverstone.


The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has said Cabinet colleagues who have


been briefing the media against him should instead focus


After newspaper reports about discussions around


the Cabinet table - he said noise was being


generated by people opposed to his focus on jobs


He also addressed claims he'd described public sector workers


Here's our political correspondent, Eleanor Garnier.


He is the man of the moment. Though not for the reasons he would like.


For the second time this week, the Chancellor has found himself


defending private comments in public. This time accused of saying


public sector workers are overpaid. Something he did not deny. I have


told you, I will not talk about what came out of a private cabinet


meeting. Five of your colleagues have. They should not have done,


frankly. Cabinet meetings are supposed to be a space where we have


a private discussion. You would expect me to put private sector pay


in the context of the fiscal and economic situation we face. Among


the millions of public sector workers, it is teachers out


protesting today, plus others like police officers and nurses who faced


a 1% pay cap and 2012. Celebrating workers' rights at a festival in


Dorset, the Labour leader accused the Chancellor of being out of


touch. I think he is living on a different planet. Public sector


workers have had frozen wages for seven years. Workers have had a 14%


cut in pay. Many teachers do not stay in the profession because they


cannot afford to find somewhere to live on the salaries they get and


the strains their under because of shortages. The Chancellor hinted


there could be better news for public sector worker the macro


workers in the budget later this year but he slapped down rivals


talking against him. Some of the noise is being generated by people


who are not happy with the agenda I have tried to advance of ensuring


that we achieved a Brexit which is focused on protecting our economy,


protecting our jobs, and making sure we can have continued rising living


standards in the future. One of the Cabinet's prominent Leave


campaigners, the International Trade Secretary, denied being behind the


briefings. Absolutely deplore leaks from the Cabinet. I think my


colleagues should be very quiet, stick to their own departmental


duties, and I think the public expect us to be disciplined and


effective. Our backbenchers are furious and the only people smiling


will be in Berlin and Paris. Public sector workers continued to make


their concerns known, as it seems to members of the Cabinet who with the


Prime Minister's authority in tatters, are in no mood to do as


they are told. And Eleanor is in Downing


Street for us now. How much should we make of this row


around the Cabinet table? The knives are certainly out. There is a rabble


about public sector pay itself. The Chancellor is intent on fiscal


discipline but a handful of ministers have made clear they think


the party's stance on pay damaged them during the election. It is an


important issue but it is one some see as a short-term dilemma in


contrast issues such as what type of Brexit we end up with, and that is a


significant part of this briefing from Mr Hammond. There is opposition


in the Cabinet to his insistence that jobs come first. Add to that


the Prime Minister's own weakness, and the speculation and jostling


around the party's leadership, and you have the perfect ingredients for


a pretty big row, but the Conservatives do not want a


leadership contest. They are calling for calm ahead of the summer break.


Eleanor Garnier, thank you. Roger Federer has been


crowned Wimbledon champion for a record eighth time,


beating Croatia's Marin Cilic Live now to Wimbledon and our


Sports Correspondent, Joe Wilson. Hello. Facts and figures tell you a


lot about sport and in terms of numbers, Federer is out on his own.


But there is also style. What we have seen at this year's Wimbledon


is the performance of a true artist. A performance which almost defies


time. Mr Cilic, have you met the men's


greatest tennis player of all-time? Everyone knew the of Federer and the


opportunity of this final. Seven times he had won at Wimbledon, just


the record-breaking eighth remained. Marin Cilic began this final trying


to be positive. But here is the problem. Assume the point is one. It


isn't. Federer broke twice to win the first set, and he showed his


full repertoire. Are you serious? Even when Cilic got his serve in,


there was Federer. If it does not go right, go left. 36 minutes gone, a


set down already, what now? What next? 3-0 down in the second set,


Cilic seemed deeply troubled. Whether physical or emotional, for a


minute or two we wondered if he would even continue. Cilic played on


but Federer breezed through the second set, 6-1. However good your


view, it is only fun to watch if it is a match. But depended on Cilic


digging in. In the third set there were signs of that. The crowd


appreciated it. Cilic had treatment on his blistered foot. It did not


help but the key factor was Federer. In the final Federer won eight


games. Federer has won eight titles. So he took the trophy on his the


Malia tour. He knows the way by now. They will be waiting beneath the


balcony. Let's remember, just last year, Federer had months of from


tennis. There had been knee injuries, surgery, recovery. We were


contemplating the end of his career. Not imagining all this. You know, I


believed I could maybe come back and do this again and if you believe you


can be really far in your life and I think I did that and I am happy. I


kept on believing and dreaming and I am here today. It is fantastic. Is


he the greatest sportsman of all time? When you look at his


accomplishments, certainly in an individual sport in a global game,


it is difficult to think of other athletes who have transcended the


sport as much as he has. With four children and at the age of 35,


Federer can -- won his title without losing a set. He may have broken


into a sweat. Tougher sentences for people


convicted of acid attacks are to be considered as part


of a government review. The latest official figures suggest


there were more than 400 assaults involving corrosive substances


in England and Wales This report from our


Home Affairs Correspondent, Danny Shaw, contains some


distressing images from the start. This is 21-year-old Resham Khan


after acid was thrown at her through a car window


while she waited at traffic lights. Her cousin Jameel Muhktar also


suffered severe burns in the attack in east


London last month. A man has been charged with grievous


bodily harm with intent. Attacks like this appear


to be on the increase. Police provided data for acid


attacks between last November 408 incidents were recorded


by police in 39 forces. The most commonly used substances


were bleach, ammonia and acid. One in five offenders


was younger than 18, where the age of the


suspect was known. The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd,


has now ordered a review to ensure that everything


possible is being done Life sentences in the most serious


cases are already available. The Home Office wants perpetrators


to feel the full force of the law. A lot of victims have said that


really their life has been ruined, so why aren't


there life sentences? So to really make sure


that the whole system really responds urgently and thoroughly


to this appalling crime, and at the heart of everything we do


must be the victim. The review will also examine


whether the 1972 Poisons Act should Retailers will be consulted


about measures to restrict sales of Customers may have to provide


proof of their age. In the latest attacks on Thursday


night, five moped riders in London were allegedly targeted


in the space of 90 minutes. A 16-year-old boy has been


charged and will appear in The new star of Doctor


Who has been revealed. Jodie Whittaker will


become the first woman She's best known for her role


in Broadchurch and will take Our entertainment correspondent,


Lizo Mzimba reports. Time travel show Doctor Who making


history. Jodie Tucker says she is overwhelmed, as a feminist, a woman


and an actor to be cast as the drama's first female doctor -- Jodie


Whittaker. It is a role which demands a huge range of motion,


something Jodie has often demonstrated in roles like the


trillions. You will have to forgive me, I have been caning it all


weekend. To playing a bereaved mother in award-winning drama


Broadchurch. It is complicated. A show in which she has appeared


alongside the former Doctor Who companion Arthur Darvel and a former


doctor in David Tennant. Casting strong female lead has been a


popular strategy with audiences in films like Star Wars and on TV shows


like Game Of Thrones. Do you think all fans will welcome a female


Doctor? I think most will. Some will not be sure but they should remember


that Doctor Who is all about change and this is potentially a really big


exciting change to the show. With the BBC having committed itself to


greater diversity, it will be hoping that today's announcement will not


only excite viewers, but clearly demonstrate that the time travel


show has moved firmly into the 21st century.


We've heard the Wimbledon men's final result already -


but Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes has the rest of the day's sport.


Lewis Hamilton has won the British Grand Prix


The historic victory moves him to within a point


of Sebastien Vettel at the half way stage - after the Championship


Leader suffered a dramatic, late puncture.


Our correspondent Patrick Gearey reports from Silverstone.


Silverstone 50 years ago. A Scotsman in a Lotus board won the British


Grand Prix for the fifth time. Jim Clark surrounded by wonder and


flowers. Now anyone who comes here can experience every curve, every


straight, every tire. But only one could really feel how Clark felt.


Lewis Hamilton certainly started with the same view. Everyone behind


him. But watch the rear-view mirror. Kimi Raikkonen tried to overtake but


not so fast. Hamilton went. More to keep an eye on further back.


Sebastian Vettel had been caught by Max but charged back at him full of


adrenaline. F1 does dodgems. Vettel eventually passed on but Hamilton


was over the horizon. The only question was whether he could get in


and out of the pits still ahead? Of course they could. His position


would improve. Kimi Raikkonen was beaten by Valtteri Bottas for second


and Vettel's Championship lead was about to dramatically be flaked. He


went from third to seventh. Lewis Hamilton could hardly have had a


better day. These fans have just seen history. Lewis Hamilton's fifth


British Grand Prix win, his fourth in a row, and what's more, that


title race is definitely on. Only one point stands between Hamilton


and Vettel now. Sebastien, beware, he is catching you.


Now after Roger Federer's historic victory today,


the Centre-Court crowd were also able to enjoy some British success


in the tournament's finale - the mixed doubles,


after Jamie Murray and the Swiss former Wimbledon winner


Martina Hingis beat the defending champions Heather Watson


and Finland's Henri Kontinen in straight sets.


And there was further British success in the Ladies' wheelchair


doubles as Jordanne Whiley and Japanese partner Yui Kamiji


won a fourth successive title coming from a set down


England's cricketers have been set the formidable target of 474 to win


the second test after South Africa declared shortly before stumps


Alistair Cook and Keaton Jennings survived a nervous few overs


For England's captain, this was a first real test of strength. Joe


Root, new to the job. His team in trouble. Now time to show


leadership. South Africa were already in the lead. Batsmen Hashim


Amla should have been given out here. England chose not to review


it, a decision they would regret. Time for the skipper to step in.


Whatever he said to Ben Stokes, it worked. Finally, a wicket. But as


all captains know, one wicket often brings two. England still struggling


but at least something to cheer. There would not be anything more.


South Africa's lead growing way beyond 400. A difficult task for the


captain, now becoming almost impossible.


Sprinter Jonny Peacock will be starting his quest


for a second world 100m title at the World Para-Athletics


Earlier his British team mate Aled Davies won the F42 discus


It's was Britain's seventh gold of the Championships


and extends their lead at the top of the medal table.


Davies will also defend his shot put world title next Saturday.


That's it from me, but the BBC Sport website has details of stage 15


of the Tour de France where Britain's Chris Froome still


has the leader's yellow jersey, and you can also follow the latest


from golf's Scottish Open as well as many other sports stories.


The 200th anniversary of the death of one of Britain's greatest writers


is being commemorated this week in a series of events.


Jane Austen was only 41 when she died, but she left a body


of work that has entranced generations of readers.


Devotees of Jane Austen are gathering across Britain,


Yes, this is my Austen shrine, should perhaps be the word.


From the dresses, the blogs and the 100 copies of


Pride And Prejudice, Sophie is pure Janeite.


For her, Austen is a cultural touchstone.


The themes of her stories are still things which concern people today,


like the need for money, wanting to find love,


It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man


in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.


In those 23 exquisitely witty words, Jane Austen opened


Pride And Prejudice, a book adapted for every generation.


Take this same scene between Lizzy Bennet


and Lady Catherine De Burgh in three different productions.


You are mistaken, madam, I have not been able to account


And if I am that choice, why may I not accept him?


You have insulted me by every possible method.


It was here at Chawton in Hampshire, Jane Austen completed her works,


cramming them with 19th century manners, morals and messages


The following conversation which took place between


The former model Lily Cole is one of the voices of Audible's


She says Austen is still influential.


I think there are still bigger messages which are relevant today


around social critiques, class structures, love and romance


and how those two things can interrelate sometimes.


Jane Austen was buried here at Winchester Cathedral,


having completed around only half a dozen or so works.


But 200 years on, such is her continued literary pulling power,


she will feature on the new ?10 note to be unveiled here next week.


Ironically, Jane Austen made little money herself,


but her legacy remains a currency that endures to this day.


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