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The Bank of England cuts its growth forecast for the UK economy

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The Governor was also downbeat about wage growth

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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 cut back on spending,

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A senior judges condemns as disgraceful the lack of support

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services for young people with mental health problems,

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and says the state could have blood on its hands.

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Mental health patients are waiting up to three years to be

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discharged from hospital, even when they're medically fit to leave.

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I used to see other people leaving before me and I'd be like, yeah,

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but I've been ready a long time and I'm more equipped,

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Five weeks into a bin strike that's left rubbish piling up

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on the streets of Birmingham, we meet the volunteers taking

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Feeling the heat - emergency measures are put in place,

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as temperatures hit record levels in many parts of Europe.

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Aiming to be a roaring success - England's women are ready

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to take on the host nation in their Euro 2017 semifinal.

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And coming up in the sport on BBC News:

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Former boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko has

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It means a rematch with Anthony Joshua won't happen.

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Good afternoon and welcome to the BBC News at One.

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The Bank of England has downgraded the UK growth forecast

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for this year and next, warning that the economy

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Its Monetary Policy Committee has also downgraded its forecasts for

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The Bank has left interest rates unchanged at 0.25%.

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Our correspondent Simon Gompertz reports.

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For more than eight years, the guardian of our financial system,

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the Bank of England, has been trying to spur on the economy like keeping

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interest rates at record lows in providing banks with cheap money to

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lend out. One day, that will have to end, but this is not that day. The

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anxious wait in financial markets for the monthly 12 o'clock

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announcement from the bank. Its base interest rate, which influences how

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the rates we may move, to stay down at 0.25%. Two out of eight on its

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rate-setting committee voted for a rise, fewer than last time. Low

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interest rates are decided to keep people confident, spending and

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borrowing, but the bank is now worried about that level of

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worrying, so Johnston would rate it and cool it slightly, so so far they

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have had strong words and warnings, but they haven't raised interest

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rates to try and hold the household in its steps. What the Bank of

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England is watching out for when it decides how to raise interest rates

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is whether there is a shopping spree, whether borrowing is taking

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off, whether wages are increasing fast. So far, it's not now, not yet.

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What we do have our new forecasts from the bank on how the economy is

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likely to develop from here. And the bank's less optimistic. In its

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previous forecast in May, it said total UK production would grow this

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year by 1.9%. That has been revised down to 1.7. Rate at which prices

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are rising, inflation, it sees as peaking at 3% in October, before

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falling to two point vessel crew falling to 2.6% in a year. Today's

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report is sifted through for signs of how the governor, Mark Carney,

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and his team think we are doing in the wake of the financial crisis and

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with the uncertainties of Brexit. Financial markets, particularly

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sterling, marked down the UK's relish and prospects quickly.

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Household through Brexit related uncertainties initially but, more

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recently, as the consequences of the fall in sterling have shown up in

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the shops and squeezed real incomes, they have cut back on spending,

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slowing the economy. Will be UK being good enough shape to withstand

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a rise in interest rates from the bank in a few months next year? Some

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say that's what we have to be ready for. In truth, nobody knows.

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One of Britain's most senior judges has said the state will have blood

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on its hands if a suicidal teenage girl is released from custody

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Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division

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in England and Wales, was giving judgment in the case

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of a vulnerable 17-year-old, who has tried to kill herself

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Our home affairs correspondent, Danny Shaw, joins me now.

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When you read the entirety of what the judge had to say, it is

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extremely strong language. So James Munby is known for his forthright

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views but, given that, this judgment is extraordinary, a damning

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indictment, really, of the care system, especially for adolescents

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who need mental health provision. This is a girl who has been in

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custody for almost six months. She has some serious mental health

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problems and is, in effect, being nursed in the room without any items

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of furniture, because she's tried to kill herself so many times, and

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there is a concern expressed by experts and doctors that, if she

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leaves without supervision, she'll try to kill herself within 24 to 48

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hours. According to doctors, what she needs, is long-term therapeutic

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care in an adolescent centre, but no place has been found. The only unit

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that has been identified as a six month waiting list. The judge is

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clearly exasperated at that, and he has said today in his ruling, I feel

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shame and embarrassment that I can do no more for this girl. He says,

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we have blood on our hands if no suitable place is found and she is

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able to attempt suicide. He talks about the well-known scandal, the

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disgraceful and shaming lack of proper provision in what he says is

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one of the richest countries in the world. Danny Shaw.

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Mental health patients across the UK are spending years stranded in acute

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A BBC Freedom of Information request reveals that some people are waiting

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more than three years to be discharged from hospital,

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even though they are medically fit to leave.

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NHS England says it is investing in providing alternatives

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Our social affairs correspondent, Michael Buchanan, reports.

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She proudly shows me around a supported

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accommodation complex that she shares with five others.

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The 32-year-old, who suffers from a personality disorder and

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schizophrenia, has spent almost half her life

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I think we could do with some more pictures on the wall.

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She moved in here last year, months later than she should have done,

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due to arguments between health and social care agencies over who

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I used to see other people leaving before me and I'd be

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like, "Yeah, but I've been ready a long time and I'm more equipped",

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Many psychiatric patients will recognise

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We have discovered that at least five

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patients waited more than three years to be discharged.

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More than 200 spent six months longer in hospital

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The complex where Toni lives is provided by a

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national charity, who say there simply aren't enough similar units

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Often people are in a revolving door of

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hospital placement and then a failed community placement, because that

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So by providing a very comprehensive,

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quite intensive package of support, we hope to be able to break

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Delayed discharges are a problem across the NHS.

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But this research shows mental health

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patients are suffering excessive waits.

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Spending longer than necessary in one of these units can

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slow a patient's recovery and prevent others from getting a bed.

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This psychiatrist, who often struggles to move her patient's from

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hospital, says investing in community services is crucial.

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Not all admissions can be avoided or should be avoided.

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But certainly there are a number when you have

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really good community service crisis resolution that will not need to go

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And obviously, most people, for the most part, would

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Toni says she will soon move from here

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into a small bungalow in the complex.

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A further step in rebuilding her life.

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NHS England say they are increasingly providing

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alternatives to hospital admissions, but too many patients are still

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spending too long in psychiatric units.

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Four men from the West Midlands who plotted a terrorist attack

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on British police and military targets have been jailed for life.

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The men, from Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent,

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were told by Mr Justice Globe that they were dangerous offenders

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who had a long-standing, radical violent ideology.

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Our correspondent Nick Beake is at the Old Bailey.

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Tell us more about what happened in court. These men were caught in a

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joint operation between MI5 and West Midlands Police, who had set up a

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fake career company in Birmingham. And they managed to get two of the

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men to be recruited as drivers. When they were trying to bug one of the

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vehicles, they found a bag of weapons, a partially constructed

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pipe bomb and also a meat cleaver with a word on its meaning

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non-believer that had been scratched on the side of the blade. The judge

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said he believed an attack was imminent and it would have led to

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lots of casualties. Three of these men called themselves the Three

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Musketeers, and they had previously been jailed...

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PROBLEMS WITH SOUND. BEFORE BECOMING... I DO APOLOGISE, A

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TERRIBLE PROBLEM WITH THE LINE. We will try to talk to him later in

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the programme. For now, will turn our attention is to one of other

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main stories. The cladding on more than 200

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buildings in England have now failed fire safety tests,

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implemented in the wake In the second round of large scale

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tests ordered by the government, more than 100 high rise blocks

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failed to meet current regulations. Our home affairs correspondent, Tom

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Symonds, has joined me. Some shocking results, it would seem. The

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government is taking the same cladding that was used at the

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Grenfell Tower and testing it by setting fire to it with different

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types of insulation, the bit behind the cladding. In the first two

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tests, those tests had to be stopped in seven or eight minutes because

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the flames got so high at the top of the test rig that it was a safety

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hazard. This test should last 40 minutes. The government says that

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shows that it should not have been on any of these blocks. And this

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morning I spoke to serve Ken night, the man cheering the advice panel,

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and he said that probably this type of cladding would have to be

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removed, and that is something that landlords are now considering. He

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said there was no evidence so far that that sort of cladding had ever

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been given this test before, despite the fact that building regulations

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say, if it is used on tall buildings, there has to be a study

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as to whether it's safe. I asked him earlier in the interview, did he

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feel the fire safety profession that failed?

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I think we've all failed in the sense that people have

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lost their lives so tragically and dramatically and that is why

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It's in my DNA to be into fire safety and fire protection.

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I feel we have recognised what now needs to be done in so many ways

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including listening to public inquiries and listening

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There are public enquiries, a public enquiry going on, a police

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investigation, the panel is giving advice to the government and, in the

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last week, a review of the building regulations to see whether they

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should change. He said there is likely to be significant change.

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In advance of their Euro 2017 semifinal tonight,

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the England women's captain, Steph Houghton, says the Netherlands

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will be the ones under pressure, with all expectations

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The Lionesses are the highest ranked side left in the tournament

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following their 1-0 victory against France on Sunday,

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Our Sports Correspondent Katie Gornall is in Enschede.

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You join me by the fan park, which is starting to get busier, but I

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think we can expect it to be packed later. There have been huge crowds

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following the Netherlands throughout the tournament and they are

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expecting about 30,000 tonight. This is a confident side, full of belief.

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They can call on the tournament's top scorer, Jodie Taylor, who is in

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the form of her life. Her goals have powered England to

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the semifinals. Jodie Taylor has scored five at the Euros, no team

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has been able to stop her. As relaxed off the pitch as she is

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bearing down on goal, Taylor knows the prize for the top scorer of the

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tournament is in reach. It would be awesome. Ask any forward and

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everyone wants to score goals. The main priority Tommy is for the team

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to win gold. I'd love us for us to win the Euros. -- the main priority

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to me. Was that your first touch? Pretty much. The 31-year-old is

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making up for lost time there was a moment where I thought it might not

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work out for that I'm quite proud of sticking at it and the hard work

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I've put in. It feels like it's paying off. The England players now

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have all the tools they need to go the distance. If you freeze your

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body you'll recover quicker! Record investment has allowed Mark

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Sampson's site to become fitter and better prepared than ever, but

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expectations are at an all-time high. With Germany, the holders,

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already out, England may never have a better chance of winning their

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first major tournament, but they will not underestimate the

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Netherlands, who will have a sell-out crowd behind them for the

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semifinal in Enschede. Like England, the Dutch have won all their games

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and conceded just one goal. They have showcased their pace and flair

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in attack. It feels so good to make it to the semifinals. We see how

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much we fight for each other, how much energy we put into the game, so

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it's working for us so far. We have to show it again. Visiting fans can

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expect to be vastly outnumbered when they arrived here later. The city of

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Enschede is preparing a welcome and, with the final also taking place

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here on Sunday, England aim to overstate it.

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England will be without their first choice goalkeeper Karen Bardsley,

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who broke her leg in the quarterfinal. And Jill Scott is

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suspended. That is at least two changes Mark Sampson will have to

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make. But he does have depth. They are the highest placed team left in

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the competition and they have said they don't want to go home just yet.

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Thank you, Katie. Katie Gornall. The Bank of England cuts its growth

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forecast for the UK economy, The Governor was also

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downbeat about wage growth He's expected to sign a contract

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that will see him earn three quarters of a

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million pounds a week. Brazilian forward Neymar's expected

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to earn 40 million a year at Paris St-Germain,

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with a world record The deal is thought to be worth

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just under 200 million. For five weeks, rubbish has been

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piling up on the streets of Birmingham because of a dispute

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between the council Now volunteers have started clearing

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the streets of rubbish themselves. Refuse workers in Birmingham have

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been taking strike action in a dispute with the City Council

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over increasing the number of days worked, and it

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will continue until September. Our Midlands Correspondent,

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Seema Kotecha, reports. Piles of rubbish outside homes

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and shops in Birmingham. The smell of rotting

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food and human waste is no stranger to some parts

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of the city since bin workers went on strike

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five weeks ago. They say it's over

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conditions and pay cuts. Each day they strike

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for three hours. And at this florist,

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it is causing alarm. It is unsightly and it is

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unhealthy for anybody. We have got rats around.

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We have got foxes around. And every day it is a question

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of re-bagging stuff and just sorting stuff and making

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sure that it is as tidy as we We pay for this service

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quarterly, in advance, For them to just not do it

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and ignore us is just very bad. This pile of rubbish is sat next

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to a Chinese restaurant. And this weather

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means the rotten food inside is getting wet and therefore

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it is smelling a lot worse. Now people who live here are taking

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action by cleaning it up themselves. The whole purpose of this is to

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encourage everybody else to stop relying on the council,

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roll up your sleeves. And if you can't do it, get in touch

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with us and we'll happily come out and clear

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the rubbish for you. It's absolutely disgraceful and

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disgusting that in the 21st century in Britain, in 2017, we're living

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in like fourth world conditions. The council says it

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wants bin workers to work a shorter five-day week rather

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than doing four long days. Bin workers say that

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means less money In a statement the council

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says: They have now collected about half

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of the rubbish, but that leaves And if there isn't

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a resolution soon, the A surgeon jailed for 15 years

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after carrying out needless breast operations has had his

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sentence increased. Ian Paterson, who left victims

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scarred and disfigured, was handed the prison term in May

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following a trial at Our Health Editor, Hugh Pym,

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is at the Court of Appeal. The court has increased his sentence

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then? That is right. The Court of appeal judges, in their sewing up

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after the hearing this morning, made it clear there was no precedent for

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this, a doctor carrying out these acts, wounding with intent in 17

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different cases involving ten different patients as victims. There

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were many more patients are affected by Ian Paterson's actions. The

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criminal case involved the injuries and the huge damage he caused to ten

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victims. What they said was the original trial judge at Nottingham

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Crown Court had basically got the legality is right in his analysis of

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the sentencing, but he hadn't reflected the fact there were 17 of

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these very, very serious offences. They felt and said a sentence of 20

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years was more appropriate than 15. Afterwards, the solicitor general,

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who had brought the case on behalf of the government asking for a

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higher sentence, said it was a substantial increase. He felt

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justice had been seen to be done. Some of Paterson's victims were

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there and indicated there were more content with the sentence of 20

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years than the original one. Hugh Pym, thanks.

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Children from the poorest families in England can be two years

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behind their more affluent classmates by the time

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That's the conclusion from the Education Policy Institute,

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and is based on data from all state schools.

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The Department for Education says the attainment gap has narrowed

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Finding the solution - this Imperial College London

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summer school is all about raising aspirations.

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So I kind of felt I wanted to go to university.

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My teachers and my peers especially have been encouraging,

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saying that I'm good enough and that I can do it.

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I don't think anyone should have external influences on

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I think everyone should have an equal chance.

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I don't think anyone should be left behind,

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Today's report works out that for some

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disadvantaged kids, the attainment gap has closed slightly

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But when it comes to the very poorest children, it's a

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At the end of primary school they are on average

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But by the time they take their GCSEs, the gap

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That figure is slightly worse than a decade ago.

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And there are huge regional variations.

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The attainment gap is generally smaller in London,

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but larger in areas like the East Midlands and the North.

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We can speculate that funding would be a

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factor in certain parts of the country.

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We know that aspirations are quite important, and cultural

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So I think all of these things, and more, we'll be

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Disadvantaged children are more likely to earn

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less in future and suffer bad health.

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Put simply, it leads to wasted potential.

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As a head teacher, it's really disappointing to read

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this report and see how little progress has been made.

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If we had the right funding, the right support

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for children and their families, it would make such a difference.

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The Department of Education says that

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through the Pupil Premium there is an injection of over

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?2 billion this year for disadvantaged pupils,

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as well as money to help young people in so-called social

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Of course, the task of making sure that every pupil reaches their

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full potential is a complicated science.

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But worryingly, today's report says that if the current rate

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of change continues, it will take a staggering 50 years

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Italian naval ships are being deployed in Libya's territorial

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waters to try to stop migrants crossing the mediterranean

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The Italian government have also imposed new rules on charities

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which have been helping rescue thousands of people trying

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to make the dangerous crossing in flimsy boats.

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The Italian Navy used to play a key role rescuing those caught in stormy

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seas. But now its mission is to enter Libyan territorial waters to

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help the Libyan coast guard spot migrant boats as they set sail, and

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stop them going any further. The abrupt change of mission was given

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the go-ahead by the Italian parliament. Most politicians clearly

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wanting an end to the crisis. The goal of the Italian government is to

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stem the flow, bring it close to zero and basically tweak the Turkey

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deal and adapted to the situation in Libya but get the same result, which

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is to bring a flow which is in the hundreds of thousands, to close to

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zero. Almost 100,000 migrants have reached Italy so far this year.

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Other EU countries were supposed to have taken many of them. But it has

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not happened. So large numbers are applying for asylum here, putting

:25:38.:25:41.

the government under pressure with elections looming next year. Now the

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Italian Navy's sophisticated radar will enable the Libyan coast guard

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to stop many migrant boats before they leave Libyan territorial

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waters. And send them back to Libya. That is sparking alarm amongst human

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rights organisations. There is no system to claim asylum. There is

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automatic detention of irregular migrants in centres where people are

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systematically abused, and it is completely on clear how the Italian

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government think that these people would be protected after the --

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disembarking Libya with the key assistance of the Italian

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government. Italy is also imposing restrictions on boats used by

:26:33.:26:37.

charities to rescued migrants. It is feared fewer ships will now be in

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the key areas, and already this year more than 2000 migrants have

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drowned. Richard Galpin, BBC News. We will take a look at the wrong

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weather prospects in the few minutes.

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While it might feel like autumn in many parts of the UK,

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hugh swathes of Europe are in meltdown.

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Health warnings are in place as a record-breaking heatwave

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is sweeping the continent, from Romania to Portugal.

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Today in Rome it's 42 degrees celsius.

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Southern Europe is sweltering. The swimming pools may be full but many

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rivers and reservoirs have been emptied by drought. Minnows --

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millions of people are struggling to stay cool on a continent getting

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hotter. Normally across southern Europe temperatures are generally

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between 28 and 30 degrees. Those temperatures are around ten to 15

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Celsius above average at the moment. Very high. And the persistence of

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the heatwave is causing problems across the region. There is no

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relief at night either. In the south of France it is 31 degrees. That is

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at all half past ten. This constant heat has consequences. Wildfires

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have become a growing problem across Europe. This one is in Croatia,

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where more than 150 people battled through the night to protect those

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living nearby. Climate change means problems like this are likely to get

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worse. Southern European climate is variable year-on-year but the

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evidence would suggest that what we are seeing here is out of the

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ordinary, and perhaps evidence that these extreme temperatures,

:28:37.:28:41.

heatwaves, are becoming more extreme and Dalton were frequent. 2003 saw

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the hottest European temperatures in 500 years. Its impact was

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devastating. It caused the biggest fall in agricultural output in a

:28:53.:28:56.

century and tens of thousands of deaths, most of them in France. That

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is something else we may have to be ready for. If left unchecked, it

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estimated the rising global temperatures could cause 40% more

:29:05.:29:08.

heat related deaths in Britain by the end of the century, more than

:29:09.:29:13.

18,000 a year. But in Central and southern Europe, those deaths could

:29:14.:29:16.

double to more than 173,000 each year. For those on the beach at

:29:17.:29:23.

Weston-Super-Mare today, a little bit of sunshine might have been

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welcome. Europe's heatwave is not expected to reach -- reach the UK

:29:28.:29:32.

this week at least. But climate change means we could all be in for

:29:33.:29:36.

some unwelcome weather in the years to come. Richard Lister, BBC News.

:29:37.:29:41.

We're used to eye-watering amounts of money in football,

:29:42.:29:43.

but it's about to hit new levels when this man, Neymar,

:29:44.:29:46.

completes his move from Barcelona to Paris St-Germain,

:29:47.:29:49.

for what's expected to be a world record ?198 million.

:29:50.:30:00.

We were going to go straight to Paris and find out more about that

:30:01.:30:06.

but I'm afraid we have lost the line. We will see what we can do.

:30:07.:30:10.

But crucially, we will also talk about the weather now.

:30:11.:30:15.

It is really stifling across much of the Mediterranean.

:30:16.:30:26.

You can see the deep red colours from Portugal into Greece and the

:30:27.:30:30.

Balkans. Cooler, fresher conditions. Temperatures below the average in

:30:31.:30:35.

the north of Europe. The heatwave focuses around the central

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Mediterranean, around Italy. Deep red colours towards the Balkans and

:30:41.:30:46.

parts of Spain. We're looking at 41 degrees in Florence. The mid 40s in

:30:47.:30:49.

southern parts of Italy. Dangerous heat. Back home, low pressure still

:30:50.:30:57.

with us. Wet and windy in places. Plenty of showers macro in England

:30:58.:31:03.

and Wales. Quite a focus in the north-east of England. For Scotland,

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the centre of this area of low pressure, light winds. The showers

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will be heavy and slow moving. If you catch one it will be with you

:31:12.:31:15.

for quite a while and could lead to problems on the road. Standing water

:31:16.:31:19.

as well. Temperatures nothing special. Northern Ireland, showers.

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England and Wales they will be rattling through on strong wind.

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Winds strong enough to bring down the odd brands on the South West

:31:33.:31:39.

Coast. This evening the winds ease. They continue to do overnight. Drier

:31:40.:31:44.

for many. Showers and light rain pushing into parts of Scotland.

:31:45.:31:49.

Temperatures similar to recent nights. Into Friday, I think central

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and southern part of the country not doing too badly. Longer, drier

:31:54.:31:57.

spells. Fewer showers. Sunshine as well. For the northern half of the

:31:58.:32:03.

country, plenty of showers. It should feel a few degrees cooler

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than today. For the south-east, 2324 degrees. On the flip side, a touch

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warmer. Our area of low pressure eventually get a move on into the no

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confidence. We see this area of low pressure. This will be a big player

:32:20.:32:23.

in our weather next week, calming things down. For Saturday, a few

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showers. The odd heavy one for England and Wales. Sunny spells in

:32:29.:32:33.

between. Feeling on the cool side. For Sunday, ridge of high pressure

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making things quieter for England and Wales. A weather front pushing

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into Northern Ireland and western Scotland. The weekend, Saturday,

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sunshine and showers. For Sunday, for many, dry with winds.

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It will feel quite pleasant as well. Thank you very much. A reminder of

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the main story. The Bank of England has cut its growth forecast for the

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UK economy and has left interest rates the same. The governor of the

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bank was also downbeat about wage growth and its impact on families.

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That is all. It is goodbye from me. On BBC One we join the news teams or

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