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The Bank of England cuts its growth forecast for the UK economy
The Governor was also downbeat about wage growth
As the consequences of sterling's fall have shown up in the shops
and squeezed their real incomes, they cut back on spending,
A senior judges condemns as disgraceful the lack of support
services for young people with mental health problems,
and says the state could have blood on its hands.
Mental health patients are waiting up to three years to be
discharged from hospital, even when they're medically fit to leave.
I used to see other people leaving before me and I'd be like, yeah,
but I've been ready a long time and I'm more equipped,
Five weeks into a bin strike that's left rubbish piling up
on the streets of Birmingham, we meet the volunteers taking
Feeling the heat - emergency measures are put in place,
as temperatures hit record levels in many parts of Europe.
Aiming to be a roaring success - England's women are ready
to take on the host nation in their Euro 2017 semifinal.
And coming up in the sport on BBC News:
Former boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko has
It means a rematch with Anthony Joshua won't happen.
Good afternoon and welcome to the BBC News at One.
The Bank of England has downgraded the UK growth forecast
for this year and next, warning that the economy
Its Monetary Policy Committee has also downgraded its forecasts for
The Bank has left interest rates unchanged at 0.25%.
Our correspondent Simon Gompertz reports.
For more than eight years, the guardian of our financial system,
the Bank of England, has been trying to spur on the economy like keeping
interest rates at record lows in providing banks with cheap money to
lend out. One day, that will have to end, but this is not that day. The
anxious wait in financial markets for the monthly 12 o'clock
announcement from the bank. Its base interest rate, which influences how
the rates we may move, to stay down at 0.25%. Two out of eight on its
rate-setting committee voted for a rise, fewer than last time. Low
interest rates are decided to keep people confident, spending and
borrowing, but the bank is now worried about that level of
worrying, so Johnston would rate it and cool it slightly, so so far they
have had strong words and warnings, but they haven't raised interest
rates to try and hold the household in its steps. What the Bank of
England is watching out for when it decides how to raise interest rates
is whether there is a shopping spree, whether borrowing is taking
off, whether wages are increasing fast. So far, it's not now, not yet.
What we do have our new forecasts from the bank on how the economy is
likely to develop from here. And the bank's less optimistic. In its
previous forecast in May, it said total UK production would grow this
year by 1.9%. That has been revised down to 1.7. Rate at which prices
are rising, inflation, it sees as peaking at 3% in October, before
falling to two point vessel crew falling to 2.6% in a year. Today's
report is sifted through for signs of how the governor, Mark Carney,
and his team think we are doing in the wake of the financial crisis and
with the uncertainties of Brexit. Financial markets, particularly
sterling, marked down the UK's relish and prospects quickly.
Household through Brexit related uncertainties initially but, more
recently, as the consequences of the fall in sterling have shown up in
the shops and squeezed real incomes, they have cut back on spending,
slowing the economy. Will be UK being good enough shape to withstand
a rise in interest rates from the bank in a few months next year? Some
say that's what we have to be ready for. In truth, nobody knows.
One of Britain's most senior judges has said the state will have blood
on its hands if a suicidal teenage girl is released from custody
Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division
in England and Wales, was giving judgment in the case
of a vulnerable 17-year-old, who has tried to kill herself
Our home affairs correspondent, Danny Shaw, joins me now.
When you read the entirety of what the judge had to say, it is
extremely strong language. So James Munby is known for his forthright
views but, given that, this judgment is extraordinary, a damning
indictment, really, of the care system, especially for adolescents
who need mental health provision. This is a girl who has been in
custody for almost six months. She has some serious mental health
problems and is, in effect, being nursed in the room without any items
of furniture, because she's tried to kill herself so many times, and
there is a concern expressed by experts and doctors that, if she
leaves without supervision, she'll try to kill herself within 24 to 48
hours. According to doctors, what she needs, is long-term therapeutic
care in an adolescent centre, but no place has been found. The only unit
that has been identified as a six month waiting list. The judge is
clearly exasperated at that, and he has said today in his ruling, I feel
shame and embarrassment that I can do no more for this girl. He says,
we have blood on our hands if no suitable place is found and she is
able to attempt suicide. He talks about the well-known scandal, the
disgraceful and shaming lack of proper provision in what he says is
one of the richest countries in the world. Danny Shaw.
Mental health patients across the UK are spending years stranded in acute
A BBC Freedom of Information request reveals that some people are waiting
more than three years to be discharged from hospital,
even though they are medically fit to leave.
NHS England says it is investing in providing alternatives
Our social affairs correspondent, Michael Buchanan, reports.
She proudly shows me around a supported
accommodation complex that she shares with five others.
The 32-year-old, who suffers from a personality disorder and
schizophrenia, has spent almost half her life
I think we could do with some more pictures on the wall.
She moved in here last year, months later than she should have done,
due to arguments between health and social care agencies over who
I used to see other people leaving before me and I'd be
like, "Yeah, but I've been ready a long time and I'm more equipped",
Many psychiatric patients will recognise
We have discovered that at least five
patients waited more than three years to be discharged.
More than 200 spent six months longer in hospital
The complex where Toni lives is provided by a
national charity, who say there simply aren't enough similar units
Often people are in a revolving door of
hospital placement and then a failed community placement, because that
So by providing a very comprehensive,
quite intensive package of support, we hope to be able to break
Delayed discharges are a problem across the NHS.
But this research shows mental health
patients are suffering excessive waits.
Spending longer than necessary in one of these units can
slow a patient's recovery and prevent others from getting a bed.
This psychiatrist, who often struggles to move her patient's from
hospital, says investing in community services is crucial.
Not all admissions can be avoided or should be avoided.
But certainly there are a number when you have
really good community service crisis resolution that will not need to go
And obviously, most people, for the most part, would
Toni says she will soon move from here
into a small bungalow in the complex.
A further step in rebuilding her life.
NHS England say they are increasingly providing
alternatives to hospital admissions, but too many patients are still
spending too long in psychiatric units.
Four men from the West Midlands who plotted a terrorist attack
on British police and military targets have been jailed for life.
The men, from Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent,
were told by Mr Justice Globe that they were dangerous offenders
who had a long-standing, radical violent ideology.
Our correspondent Nick Beake is at the Old Bailey.
Tell us more about what happened in court. These men were caught in a
joint operation between MI5 and West Midlands Police, who had set up a
fake career company in Birmingham. And they managed to get two of the
men to be recruited as drivers. When they were trying to bug one of the
vehicles, they found a bag of weapons, a partially constructed
pipe bomb and also a meat cleaver with a word on its meaning
non-believer that had been scratched on the side of the blade. The judge
said he believed an attack was imminent and it would have led to
lots of casualties. Three of these men called themselves the Three
Musketeers, and they had previously been jailed...
PROBLEMS WITH SOUND. BEFORE BECOMING... I DO APOLOGISE, A
TERRIBLE PROBLEM WITH THE LINE. We will try to talk to him later in
the programme. For now, will turn our attention is to one of other
main stories. The cladding on more than 200
buildings in England have now failed fire safety tests,
implemented in the wake In the second round of large scale
tests ordered by the government, more than 100 high rise blocks
failed to meet current regulations. Our home affairs correspondent, Tom
Symonds, has joined me. Some shocking results, it would seem. The
government is taking the same cladding that was used at the
Grenfell Tower and testing it by setting fire to it with different
types of insulation, the bit behind the cladding. In the first two
tests, those tests had to be stopped in seven or eight minutes because
the flames got so high at the top of the test rig that it was a safety
hazard. This test should last 40 minutes. The government says that
shows that it should not have been on any of these blocks. And this
morning I spoke to serve Ken night, the man cheering the advice panel,
and he said that probably this type of cladding would have to be
removed, and that is something that landlords are now considering. He
said there was no evidence so far that that sort of cladding had ever
been given this test before, despite the fact that building regulations
say, if it is used on tall buildings, there has to be a study
as to whether it's safe. I asked him earlier in the interview, did he
feel the fire safety profession that failed?
I think we've all failed in the sense that people have
lost their lives so tragically and dramatically and that is why
It's in my DNA to be into fire safety and fire protection.
I feel we have recognised what now needs to be done in so many ways
including listening to public inquiries and listening
There are public enquiries, a public enquiry going on, a police
investigation, the panel is giving advice to the government and, in the
last week, a review of the building regulations to see whether they
should change. He said there is likely to be significant change.
In advance of their Euro 2017 semifinal tonight,
the England women's captain, Steph Houghton, says the Netherlands
will be the ones under pressure, with all expectations
The Lionesses are the highest ranked side left in the tournament
following their 1-0 victory against France on Sunday,
Our Sports Correspondent Katie Gornall is in Enschede.
You join me by the fan park, which is starting to get busier, but I
think we can expect it to be packed later. There have been huge crowds
following the Netherlands throughout the tournament and they are
expecting about 30,000 tonight. This is a confident side, full of belief.
They can call on the tournament's top scorer, Jodie Taylor, who is in
the form of her life. Her goals have powered England to
the semifinals. Jodie Taylor has scored five at the Euros, no team
has been able to stop her. As relaxed off the pitch as she is
bearing down on goal, Taylor knows the prize for the top scorer of the
tournament is in reach. It would be awesome. Ask any forward and
everyone wants to score goals. The main priority Tommy is for the team
to win gold. I'd love us for us to win the Euros. -- the main priority
to me. Was that your first touch? Pretty much. The 31-year-old is
making up for lost time there was a moment where I thought it might not
work out for that I'm quite proud of sticking at it and the hard work
I've put in. It feels like it's paying off. The England players now
have all the tools they need to go the distance. If you freeze your
body you'll recover quicker! Record investment has allowed Mark
Sampson's site to become fitter and better prepared than ever, but
expectations are at an all-time high. With Germany, the holders,
already out, England may never have a better chance of winning their
first major tournament, but they will not underestimate the
Netherlands, who will have a sell-out crowd behind them for the
semifinal in Enschede. Like England, the Dutch have won all their games
and conceded just one goal. They have showcased their pace and flair
in attack. It feels so good to make it to the semifinals. We see how
much we fight for each other, how much energy we put into the game, so
it's working for us so far. We have to show it again. Visiting fans can
expect to be vastly outnumbered when they arrived here later. The city of
Enschede is preparing a welcome and, with the final also taking place
here on Sunday, England aim to overstate it.
England will be without their first choice goalkeeper Karen Bardsley,
who broke her leg in the quarterfinal. And Jill Scott is
suspended. That is at least two changes Mark Sampson will have to
make. But he does have depth. They are the highest placed team left in
the competition and they have said they don't want to go home just yet.
Thank you, Katie. Katie Gornall. The Bank of England cuts its growth
forecast for the UK economy, The Governor was also
downbeat about wage growth He's expected to sign a contract
that will see him earn three quarters of a
million pounds a week. Brazilian forward Neymar's expected
to earn 40 million a year at Paris St-Germain,
with a world record The deal is thought to be worth
just under 200 million. For five weeks, rubbish has been
piling up on the streets of Birmingham because of a dispute
between the council Now volunteers have started clearing
the streets of rubbish themselves. Refuse workers in Birmingham have
been taking strike action in a dispute with the City Council
over increasing the number of days worked, and it
will continue until September. Our Midlands Correspondent,
Seema Kotecha, reports. Piles of rubbish outside homes
and shops in Birmingham. The smell of rotting
food and human waste is no stranger to some parts
of the city since bin workers went on strike
five weeks ago. They say it's over
conditions and pay cuts. Each day they strike
for three hours. And at this florist,
it is causing alarm. It is unsightly and it is
unhealthy for anybody. We have got rats around.
We have got foxes around. And every day it is a question
of re-bagging stuff and just sorting stuff and making
sure that it is as tidy as we We pay for this service
quarterly, in advance, For them to just not do it
and ignore us is just very bad. This pile of rubbish is sat next
to a Chinese restaurant. And this weather
means the rotten food inside is getting wet and therefore
it is smelling a lot worse. Now people who live here are taking
action by cleaning it up themselves. The whole purpose of this is to
encourage everybody else to stop relying on the council,
roll up your sleeves. And if you can't do it, get in touch
with us and we'll happily come out and clear
the rubbish for you. It's absolutely disgraceful and
disgusting that in the 21st century in Britain, in 2017, we're living
in like fourth world conditions. The council says it
wants bin workers to work a shorter five-day week rather
than doing four long days. Bin workers say that
means less money In a statement the council
says: They have now collected about half
of the rubbish, but that leaves And if there isn't
a resolution soon, the A surgeon jailed for 15 years
after carrying out needless breast operations has had his
sentence increased. Ian Paterson, who left victims
scarred and disfigured, was handed the prison term in May
following a trial at Our Health Editor, Hugh Pym,
is at the Court of Appeal. The court has increased his sentence
then? That is right. The Court of appeal judges, in their sewing up
after the hearing this morning, made it clear there was no precedent for
this, a doctor carrying out these acts, wounding with intent in 17
different cases involving ten different patients as victims. There
were many more patients are affected by Ian Paterson's actions. The
criminal case involved the injuries and the huge damage he caused to ten
victims. What they said was the original trial judge at Nottingham
Crown Court had basically got the legality is right in his analysis of
the sentencing, but he hadn't reflected the fact there were 17 of
these very, very serious offences. They felt and said a sentence of 20
years was more appropriate than 15. Afterwards, the solicitor general,
who had brought the case on behalf of the government asking for a
higher sentence, said it was a substantial increase. He felt
justice had been seen to be done. Some of Paterson's victims were
there and indicated there were more content with the sentence of 20
years than the original one. Hugh Pym, thanks.
Children from the poorest families in England can be two years
behind their more affluent classmates by the time
That's the conclusion from the Education Policy Institute,
and is based on data from all state schools.
The Department for Education says the attainment gap has narrowed
Finding the solution - this Imperial College London
summer school is all about raising aspirations.
So I kind of felt I wanted to go to university.
My teachers and my peers especially have been encouraging,
saying that I'm good enough and that I can do it.
I don't think anyone should have external influences on
I think everyone should have an equal chance.
I don't think anyone should be left behind,
Today's report works out that for some
disadvantaged kids, the attainment gap has closed slightly
But when it comes to the very poorest children, it's a
At the end of primary school they are on average
But by the time they take their GCSEs, the gap
That figure is slightly worse than a decade ago.
And there are huge regional variations.
The attainment gap is generally smaller in London,
but larger in areas like the East Midlands and the North.
We can speculate that funding would be a
factor in certain parts of the country.
We know that aspirations are quite important, and cultural
So I think all of these things, and more, we'll be
Disadvantaged children are more likely to earn
less in future and suffer bad health.
Put simply, it leads to wasted potential.
As a head teacher, it's really disappointing to read
this report and see how little progress has been made.
If we had the right funding, the right support
for children and their families, it would make such a difference.
The Department of Education says that
through the Pupil Premium there is an injection of over
?2 billion this year for disadvantaged pupils,
as well as money to help young people in so-called social
Of course, the task of making sure that every pupil reaches their
full potential is a complicated science.
But worryingly, today's report says that if the current rate
of change continues, it will take a staggering 50 years
Italian naval ships are being deployed in Libya's territorial
waters to try to stop migrants crossing the mediterranean
The Italian government have also imposed new rules on charities
which have been helping rescue thousands of people trying
to make the dangerous crossing in flimsy boats.
The Italian Navy used to play a key role rescuing those caught in stormy
seas. But now its mission is to enter Libyan territorial waters to
help the Libyan coast guard spot migrant boats as they set sail, and
stop them going any further. The abrupt change of mission was given
the go-ahead by the Italian parliament. Most politicians clearly
wanting an end to the crisis. The goal of the Italian government is to
stem the flow, bring it close to zero and basically tweak the Turkey
deal and adapted to the situation in Libya but get the same result, which
is to bring a flow which is in the hundreds of thousands, to close to
zero. Almost 100,000 migrants have reached Italy so far this year.
Other EU countries were supposed to have taken many of them. But it has
not happened. So large numbers are applying for asylum here, putting
the government under pressure with elections looming next year. Now the
Italian Navy's sophisticated radar will enable the Libyan coast guard
to stop many migrant boats before they leave Libyan territorial
waters. And send them back to Libya. That is sparking alarm amongst human
rights organisations. There is no system to claim asylum. There is
automatic detention of irregular migrants in centres where people are
systematically abused, and it is completely on clear how the Italian
government think that these people would be protected after the --
disembarking Libya with the key assistance of the Italian
government. Italy is also imposing restrictions on boats used by
charities to rescued migrants. It is feared fewer ships will now be in
the key areas, and already this year more than 2000 migrants have
drowned. Richard Galpin, BBC News. We will take a look at the wrong
weather prospects in the few minutes.
While it might feel like autumn in many parts of the UK,
hugh swathes of Europe are in meltdown.
Health warnings are in place as a record-breaking heatwave
is sweeping the continent, from Romania to Portugal.
Today in Rome it's 42 degrees celsius.
Southern Europe is sweltering. The swimming pools may be full but many
rivers and reservoirs have been emptied by drought. Minnows --
millions of people are struggling to stay cool on a continent getting
hotter. Normally across southern Europe temperatures are generally
between 28 and 30 degrees. Those temperatures are around ten to 15
Celsius above average at the moment. Very high. And the persistence of
the heatwave is causing problems across the region. There is no
relief at night either. In the south of France it is 31 degrees. That is
at all half past ten. This constant heat has consequences. Wildfires
have become a growing problem across Europe. This one is in Croatia,
where more than 150 people battled through the night to protect those
living nearby. Climate change means problems like this are likely to get
worse. Southern European climate is variable year-on-year but the
evidence would suggest that what we are seeing here is out of the
ordinary, and perhaps evidence that these extreme temperatures,
heatwaves, are becoming more extreme and Dalton were frequent. 2003 saw
the hottest European temperatures in 500 years. Its impact was
devastating. It caused the biggest fall in agricultural output in a
century and tens of thousands of deaths, most of them in France. That
is something else we may have to be ready for. If left unchecked, it
estimated the rising global temperatures could cause 40% more
heat related deaths in Britain by the end of the century, more than
18,000 a year. But in Central and southern Europe, those deaths could
double to more than 173,000 each year. For those on the beach at
Weston-Super-Mare today, a little bit of sunshine might have been
welcome. Europe's heatwave is not expected to reach -- reach the UK
this week at least. But climate change means we could all be in for
some unwelcome weather in the years to come. Richard Lister, BBC News.
We're used to eye-watering amounts of money in football,
but it's about to hit new levels when this man, Neymar,
completes his move from Barcelona to Paris St-Germain,
for what's expected to be a world record ?198 million.
We were going to go straight to Paris and find out more about that
but I'm afraid we have lost the line. We will see what we can do.
But crucially, we will also talk about the weather now.
It is really stifling across much of the Mediterranean.
You can see the deep red colours from Portugal into Greece and the
Balkans. Cooler, fresher conditions. Temperatures below the average in
the north of Europe. The heatwave focuses around the central
Mediterranean, around Italy. Deep red colours towards the Balkans and
parts of Spain. We're looking at 41 degrees in Florence. The mid 40s in
southern parts of Italy. Dangerous heat. Back home, low pressure still
with us. Wet and windy in places. Plenty of showers macro in England
and Wales. Quite a focus in the north-east of England. For Scotland,
the centre of this area of low pressure, light winds. The showers
will be heavy and slow moving. If you catch one it will be with you
for quite a while and could lead to problems on the road. Standing water
as well. Temperatures nothing special. Northern Ireland, showers.
England and Wales they will be rattling through on strong wind.
Winds strong enough to bring down the odd brands on the South West
Coast. This evening the winds ease. They continue to do overnight. Drier
for many. Showers and light rain pushing into parts of Scotland.
Temperatures similar to recent nights. Into Friday, I think central
and southern part of the country not doing too badly. Longer, drier
spells. Fewer showers. Sunshine as well. For the northern half of the
country, plenty of showers. It should feel a few degrees cooler
than today. For the south-east, 2324 degrees. On the flip side, a touch
warmer. Our area of low pressure eventually get a move on into the no
confidence. We see this area of low pressure. This will be a big player
in our weather next week, calming things down. For Saturday, a few
showers. The odd heavy one for England and Wales. Sunny spells in
between. Feeling on the cool side. For Sunday, ridge of high pressure
making things quieter for England and Wales. A weather front pushing
into Northern Ireland and western Scotland. The weekend, Saturday,
sunshine and showers. For Sunday, for many, dry with winds.
It will feel quite pleasant as well. Thank you very much. A reminder of
the main story. The Bank of England has cut its growth forecast for the
UK economy and has left interest rates the same. The governor of the
bank was also downbeat about wage growth and its impact on families.
That is all. It is goodbye from me. On BBC One we join the news teams or