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The Government orders a review of the UK energy market,

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But critics say it's too little too late,

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after the Government's failure to honour a pledge to cap costs.

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This review will deliver benefits in a year's time, if it delivers

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benefits at all, so people are left with a feeling of a government that

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is kicking the Kandamby Road. -- the can down the road.

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United against North Korea's missile testing.

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China and America welcome new UN sanctions.

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There's a search by air and sea, after a man dies and two others go

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missing, when a boat sinks off the Sussex coast.

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A warning from the Children's Commissioner, about youngsters'

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And Arsenal win the Charity Shield at Wembley, but it took

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The government says it wants an independent review,

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of the cost of energy, just days after British Gas raised

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standard electricity prices by 12.5%.

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Theresa May in June's election, had pledged to cap energy prices,

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but shelved the plans, after losing her

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Now the Business Secretary, Greg Clark, says the review

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will look at how prices can be kept low, while ensuring the UK meets

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Here's our Business Correspondent Joe Lynam.

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How much we pay for our energy to run our households and companies

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Policies like capping energy prices to support working families...

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That's why Theresa May promised a price cap and an independent probe

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into the energy sector before the general election.

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And now this Oxford University professor, Dieter Helm,

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has only three months to find out where any fat can be trimmed

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He says he'll sort all the facts from the myths

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But some consumer groups are sceptical.

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Prices are a very real problem for families across Britain,

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This review is going to deliver benefits in years' time,

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So people are left with the feeling of a government that is kicking

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It is a very vital service, you need electricity. It is a case that they

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will have to go away and review it and come back, and they have

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promised the price cap, so they should deliver it.

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There are many stages in the energy value chain,

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but the main ones include buying gas and electricity

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That accounts for 36% of a typical bill.

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Moving it through pipes and cables - or distribution costs -

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But 13% of our bill also includes the subsidies for poorer households,

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and the cost of developing Britain's renewable - or green -

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The rest is made up of operational costs and VAT.

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Tom Burke, who used to advise Labour and Conservative

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governments on energy policy, says there's not much

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that can be achieved in a three-month time frame.

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I think a review this short is essentially headline management.

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I don't think Dieter, heroic though he is,

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is going to be able to come up with something that isn't already

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widely discussed inside the energy community where we know

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that the quickest and cheapest way to drive bills down is to improve

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After British Gas said it would raise its standard tariff to 12.5%,

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this will allow the government to say it is not tone deaf in the face

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of rising prices. Our Chief Political Correspondent

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Vicki Young is here. Is this a real attempt to help

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consumers? I think compared to the promise from the Conservatives

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during the election to have a price cap, then a review doesn't sound as

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if it will help much. Theresa May talked a lot about helping families

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who are just about managing, but even though many come -- people

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think the market is not working for them, they have drawn back from the

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idea of intervening because many conservatives don't like the idea of

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it at all. I think a government review is always about the person at

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the helm. D10 Helm has been outspoken about what he calls the

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high cost of subsidies, so when it comes to wind farms and solar energy

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he thinks it's too expensive and he's spoken out against nuclear

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power station saying he thinks that there might not be any more to build

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after Hinckley because it is such a complex web to get through to build

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them and too expensive. So it is possible that the review might mean

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there is a shift towards gas and a change in government policy, but

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when it comes to what ministers say, they are emphasising they have

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spoken to Ofgem and urge them to use existing powers to help those on

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lower incomes and get them on better tariffs, but the ultimate advice, as

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ever and for the foreseeable future is, if you want to get your bills

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down, you have to switch supplier. Thank you very much.

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America and China have welcomed tough new UN

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sanctions on North Korea, following it's recent

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China's Foreign Minister says he hopes Pyongyang,

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will now make what he calls the 'smart decision'

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He's been meeting the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson,

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at a gathering of ministers from south-east Asian countries.

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Yogita Limeye's report from the South Korean capital Seoul,

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Putting on a united front at a meeting in Manila. The US secretary

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of state, Rick Stiller show is on show. America wants more countries

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to isolate North Korea, day after the Security Council voted to ban

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exports from Pyongyang. The sweeping measures were even backed China. A

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North Korean ally and the top trade partner. The Chinese side urge the

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North Koreans to handle the Security Council resolutions are not do

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anything on Besson official, such as a missile launcher or nuclear test.

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-- beneficial. The two leaders described the sanctions as a good

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outcome. Testing missiles like this is what prompted action against

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North Korea. The new sanctions could mean the loss of $8 million, but

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experts say it's unlikely to deter the state. They are unlikely to

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negotiate anything until they have a proven effort to deliver a nuclear

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strike to the United States. Once they get such a capability, probably

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in a few years' time, they are probably going to talk. Here, the

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President's office has welcomed the UN resolution but in North Korea the

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response has been expectedly belligerent. A newspaper run by the

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ruling party said that the US would be catapulted into a sea of fire if

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it did not change its hostile policy towards Pyongyang. In Manila, the US

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secretary of state commemorated those who died in World War II. And

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with his meetings there, he hopes to contain the threat from North Korea.

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It is making America nervous, but there seems to be no immediate

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solution. A man has died and two others

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are missing, after a boat sank in the English Channel off Shoreham

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in West Sussex. It happened in the early

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hours of this morning. One other man is recovering

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after being found clinging to a life He's thought to have been

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in the water for several hours. The four men had gone out into the

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early hours for a spot of night fishing. The police are looking into

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the possibility that the boat was hit by another vessel, and whatever

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happened, it went down very, very quickly and there was no time to

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make emergency calls were put on a life jacket. It was not until

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several hours later that a passing fishing boat spotted a man in the

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water clinging to a life buoy. He was taken to the shore. He is a

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45-year-old Romanian man who now lives in London, and the coastguard

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say he's being treated in hospital. Anybody that spends that length of

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time, numerous hours potentially, in the sea without any protective

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equipment at this time of year, it's a nice day but the sea is still cold

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and they are very lucky to be alive. The rescued man was able to tell the

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emergency services that three of his friends, also from Romania, was

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still in the water. A huge search was launched involving two

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helicopters and two lifeboats and at around eight a:m., the body of a man

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was recovered and brought back to shore. Despite eight hours of

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search, no trace could be found on the other two men. At this time of

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year the temperature of the water is around 15 degrees, so you can only

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survive for a short period of time, a number of hours, so sadly the

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search has been stood down by the coastguard. Simon, thank you very

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much. The leader of the Liberal Democrats,

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Sir Vince Cable, has criticised elderly Brexit supporters

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for as he put it "comprehensively he said older Leave voters,

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viewed economic pain as a price worth paying to leave the EU,

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but that many don't He says they've had the last word

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on Brexit, by imposing a world view coloured by nostalgia

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for Britain's imperial past. German football club Hanover

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is investigating the actions of its fans after their pre-season

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friendly at Burnley was abandoned Lancashire police say Hanover fans

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were involved in violence with one of their officers and three

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stewards being injured. The German club's fans

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ripped up seats and threw Now we're only just into the school

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holidays but are you already telling your children to get

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off their phones and tablets? Well, the Children's Commissioner

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for England is right behind you - saying today that parents should

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limit the amount of time their children spend online,

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just as they'd limit how much junk Anne Longfield says the internet can

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be addictive, and overuse can have a detrimental affect

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on children's confidence This seven-year-old is obsessed

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by his dad's phone. On average children now spend 15

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hours a week online. Parents, says the Children's

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Commissioner for England, We wouldn't let our children

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out in a strange city without giving them guidance

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and looking after them. And actually we shouldn't

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for their digital world either. So this is about equipping children,

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enabling them to have the confidence And also their confidence to say no

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to the constant drain and pressure She is urging parents to follow

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Fiona and be proactive. I'm always looking in, going

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through history, things like that. Just to double check

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what they are looking at. Because they could open something

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that they shouldn't be looking at. New guidelines, published online,

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of course, compare junk food The advice is simple,

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just as your children shouldn't eat a cheeseburger and chips every day,

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they shouldn't binge The obvious antidote,

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keeping kids active, but the Children's Commissioner

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is calling for a healthy balance. It is a tricky balance, I think,

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but you do need to encourage, they've got to get some fresh air,

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they've got to get some exercise. No iPad at dinner time and no phones

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during times when we are sitting We talk a lot more and I get

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to know a lot more about Kids only know a world

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with smartphones and the internet, Now, Natalie Pirks is at the World

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Athletics Championships in London, There are a view medal ceremonies to

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know. Jessica Ennis will get her upgraded gold medal from 2011 that

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she was cheated out of. And we will see Justin Gatlin get his goal for

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winning the 100 metres final last night. Usain Bolt could only manage

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bronze in his last ever individual race. The president of the sport 's

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governing body told the BBC today that Gatling's win was not the

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perfect script. Andy Swiss reports on the race that shot -- shocked the

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world. The villain turned victor. Athletics has other returned drugs

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cheats, but Justin Gatlin is the chosen brew boy, so this was the

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last thing the sport wanted. It is Gatling. Beating Usain Bolt in his

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last race then shushing the fans is hardly the past popularity, but his

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respect for Usain Bolt was clear and Gatlin says he has served his

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punishment and deserves his title. I have faced the rules and the

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penalties and inspired other athletes to be better, and I've done

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so much in the community back home, and mistakes can happen. You come

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back, you work hard, and you take an advantage. When Justin Gatlin steps

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on the medal podium tonight he can expect another lively reception.

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Some say the fans should not be blaming him, but blaming the sport

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authorities. Is it his fault he was allowed to run again? Not really.

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You doesn't make the rules. Yes, we can be disgruntled with people that

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make the rules and say it is time to get serious and when you are caught

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for drugs, you should be banned for life. As for this morning's action,

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Katarina Johnson Thomson briefly moved up to third in the heptathlon,

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but despite a season best in the javelin she has dropped down to

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fifth. Her hopes of a medal would seem to be fading.

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In the Scottish Premiership, Rangers have begun their season

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Graham Dorrans scored twice in the 2-1 victory at Fir Park,

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this second-half penalty securing all three points.

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Aberdeen also beat Hamilton Academical 2-0.

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England's batsmen have struggled on day three of the fourth and final

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Test against South Africa at Old Trafford.

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Keaton Jennings failed to deliver with the bat again,

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he made just 18 runs to complete a disappointing series

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Captain Joe Root just missed out on a half century, as he made 49.

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England have fallen to 194-7 in their second innings,

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Arsenal have beaten Chelsea in a penalty shootout to win

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The game was tied at full-time, but Chelsea, having been reduced to ten

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men after a straight red card, as David reports. In a sport so often

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divided, the rare sight of rivals United. This year 's Community

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Shield dedicated to the Grenfell Tower disaster. Many of those

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affected in attendance, and all of the victims honoured in silence. A

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repeat of the May FA Cup final, Arsenal picking up where they left

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off as as Alexandre Lacazette was so close to opening his account. Slowly

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Chelsea showed glimpses of the former lead them to the title. A

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contentious decision so Wiliame brooked instead of receiving a

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penalty, but there was no doubt about the other by Victor Moses that

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put the blues ahead straight after half-time and they stayed ahead

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thanks to the reflexes of Thibaut Courtois. After Pedro was sent off

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for a challenge that suggested the game was a friendly only in name,

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Arsenal took immediate advantage, another summer acquisition levelling

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the scores. Spot kicks would be needed, and it was Chelsea who

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blinked first as Courtois and then the own record signing Alvar Romeu

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Morata missing the target. It left Olivier Giroud to seal victory for

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Arsenal. The gunners are getting used to winning here, but the

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competition they really want is the Premier League, and that belongs to

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Chelsea. It promises to be a fascinating season ahead. Plenty

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more happening in the stadium tonight including the final event in

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the women's heptathlon, but like Andy said earlier, it looks like

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Katarina Johnson Thompson has left herself too much to do. Natalie,

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thank you very much for that. There's more throughout the evening

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on the BBC News Channel,

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