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Tata steel has announced a deal that would secure thousands of jobs


Although the workforce voted to accept the deal, it has left many


feeling cheated. All of a sudden, you're coming


to the end of your working life. You've got two years


left and you've got to work another seven years in order


to get what you've worked at your entire life without any penalties,


and they feel cheated. We'll have the latest


from Port Talbot. Donald Trump escalates his threat


towards North Korea as he warns military solutions to the stand off


are "locked and loaded" Of the ?18 miilion donated


since the Grenfell Tower fire only ?2.5 million has reached the people


who lost their homes and loved ones. Air passengers using easyJet


and Gatwick Airport suffered the longest summer delays,


according to BBC analysis. Friendship forged through football -


one month after the death of Bradley Lowery, Jermain Defoe


speaks for the first For me, there's no bigger motivation


than to think that he can go through that and fight,


then I could go through anything. Coming up in the sport on BBC News,


can Dina Asher-Smith add to Great Britain's medal tally in the World


Championships? She runs in the 200 metre final tonight.


Good afternoon and welcome to the BBC News at One.


Tata Steel, which employs about 8500 people across the UK,


has announced a new pension scheme to replace the British Steel one.


The deal should secure the pensions of tens


of thousands of steelworkers, after nearly three quarters


of union members backed the change earlier this year.


It should secure the pensions of 130,000 pensions and stop the


company becoming insolvent. Finalising the pension arrangements


is expeced to clear the way for a possible merger with a rival


German company. Our correspondent


Simon Gompertz reports. It is the deal designed to keep Port


Talbot running and salvage the amount from the pension protection


fund, the U:K.'s's pension lifeboat. You have to take the risk...


Personal circumstances. The first step is to get the ball rolling


before we transfer anything. Workers have been going to meetings briefing


them on their options, after Tata Steel pledged hundreds of millions


of pounds and a share of the business to head off the worst


damage to pensions. They see that amount and when they can retire


under threat. All of a sudden, you're coming


to the end of your working life. You've got two years


left and you've got to work another seven years in order


to get what you've worked at your entire life without any penalties,


and they feel cheated. They are very bitter about it. It


looks like the choice facing current and former steelworkers is to opt in


to a new pension scheme which may have lower annual increases, to


escape to the pension protection fund which pays some 10% less, or to


transfer the whole value of cash to a personal pension, giving it the


promise of an income for life. The future of workers' pensions is


wrapped up with the future of steel in Europe. This is opening the way


to a megamerger of Tata Steel in the UK with a bigger rival to try to


achieve economies of scale. In the immediate future are the prospects


for Port Talbot and all the satellite works in North Wales and


so on, they look very good, but in the long run a merger is likely to


lead to some rationalisation. There are still complains that workers who


have contributed to the company pension scheme in good faith should


not now be losing some of their retirement income. The pension


protection fund is there to protect the members, not the companies


themselves, so I think the issue everyone has is why should they be


allowed to join the fund, with Tata Steel worldwide having plenty of


cash, as we know? Plenty of questions as Port Talbot reaches a


new future. Well workers switched to the new scheme? Will they still have


support in future if needed? Simon Gompertz, BBC News.


Our Wales correspondent Tomos Morgan is outside the Tata


What sort of reaction is starting to come through, Tomos? Well, it has


been a year and a half of uncertainty in South Wales. It was a


little more than a year ago, this time last year, I was standing here


seeing this plant behind me may be closing. There is some positivity,


jobs safeguarded as we know, but there has been a sacrifice as well.


The detail we were looking for has come out today. Workers will now be


able to choose between transferring to a new modified scheme underpinned


by Tata, or to remain in the same scheme underpaid by the pension


protection scheme itself. However, there will be some disappointment


amongst the workforce, because they will lose out on the lucrative


pension scheme they originally signed up with when they first


worked here, but that was a sacrifice that had to be made


according to Tata because if they were not to make that places like


the planned behind me would have to close. As Simon alluded to in his


piece, this deal pushes for the prospect of a merger with the German


giant and many believe there will be some sort of rationalisation if


those two do join together and there could be some issues regarding the


long-term future of Port Talbot, so really there is some sort of hope


for the future with jobs in the long term. From the unions, they are


saying this deal was the lesser of two evils. Tomos, thank you very


much, Tomos Morgan there from Port Talbot.


President Trump has again stepped up the rhetoric against North Korea -


warning that US military options were "locked and loaded" should


The United States and North Korea have been engaged in a war of words


for days with Pyongyang threatening to fire missiles towards


the American island of Guam in the Pacific.


Earlier China urged both sides to be cautious


As the war of words between America and North Korea continues,


the US Defence Secretary this week with his Vietnamese counterpart,


at a time when security in Asia feels more fragile.


The man in charge at the Pentagon is emphasising the 'D' word.


I didn't expect all of you to come out here!


You can see the American effort is diplomatically-led,


it has diplomatic traction and is gaining diplomatic


results, and I want to stay right there right now.


The tragedy of war is well-enough known.


It doesn't need another characterisation beyond the fact


But the tone from the President was very different.


His message to North Korea's leader feels personal.


He has said things that are horrific, and with me he's not


He got away with it for a long time, between him and his family.


In a tweet this morning, President Trump said military


solutions were locked and loaded should North Korea act unwisely.


Hopefully, he said, Kim Jong-un will find another path.


North Korea has carried out missile test after missile test this year.


The latest type could possibly hit Alaska.


Each an act of defiance towards America and its allies.


Japan's missile defence system is more relevant now.


The Japanese government sees pressure via


We are currently trying to have as much and


strongest possible pressure to the North Koreans


so that we will have a way out in a peaceful way.


Recent tests of American air defence systems in South Korea.


The island of Guam, which Pyongyang identified


as a possible target, is also protected.


But for all the hot language, the atmosphere on this tropical


US territory in the western Pacific is cool.


Our correspondent Yogita Limaye is in the South Korean capital Seoul.


No sooner does James Mattis try to talk about diplomacy again, that now


President Trump comes out again and uses more bellicose language? That's


right. In many ways it puts this country, South Korea, in quite a


difficult position. As one analyst told me today that government


perhaps prefers that the US president does not make such strong


remarks. The top national security adviser here spoke to his US


counterpart today about how to contain the threat from North Korea,


and during that conversation it is reported that America agreed that it


would not launch any preventative strike on North Korea without


informing Seoul, and what this country has been following, you


know, on one hand ramping up its defence capabilities along with the


US, but on the other hand because of how much it has to lose, in a way,


it perhaps has the most to lose, because if there is any kind of a


war that breaks out here and therefore the second track it is


pursuing is that of diplomacy. It has always said a Channel 4 dialogue


is open with North Korea, and offered it has reiterated this week


-- a channel for dialogue is open with North Korea. On the streets of


Seoul you would not notice anything different or anything is, but I have


to see people here are now getting a bit worried about when this


rhetoric. But when it all started on Sunday people were saying, we have


heard these threats so many times before, so they were ignoring it,


but now it continues and they are a bit worried. I think it would be


fair to say they believe there is no reason to panic just yet. Yogita


Limaye there in Seoul, thank you very much.


Nearly two months after the Grenfell Tower fire,


public donations aren't reaching survivors quickly enough.


Figures from the Charity Commission show that less than 15%


of the money raised has so far been distributed, although it says


that the early difficulties in identifying and contacting people


who need help are now being overcome.


The response to the fire at Grenfell Tower was unprecedented. Close, food


and money was donated from all over the world, but with so many


organisations collecting funds, the Charity Commission stepped in to


help coordinate efforts, with some of the biggest charities. But two


months on, figures from the commission shall only ?2.5 million


of the ?80 million collected has been distributed to those affected.


This whole country and beyond has donated a large and of money to all


the victims of Grenfell Tower, yet on the ground there is nothing,


these people are not getting the revenue. Grants were announced for


residents including ?20,000 for people who lost their homes when


moving into a new one. Another ?20,000 to the next of kin of those


who died in the fire, and ?10,000 to people who spent a week or more in


hospital. With less than 15% of some of these donations making it to


those affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower, frustration is


building and questions are being raised as to whether this system is


actually working, and why it is taking so long for the money to make


it to those who need it most. ?2.6 million has flowed out of the funds


so far, and also in the next phase charities wanted to engage with the


survivors and the communities to understand their views and wishes


for what they expected funds to be used for. It comes as residents of a


nearby estate in south-east London have been told they will have to


move out. Cracks in the walls have been found so if there was a gas


explosion of the building could collapse. We are shocked. We feel


angry, we feel very upset. And quite confused as well because we are not


getting any further answers at the moment. I kind of expected it for a


while, because we had doubts about the structural safety of the blocks,


relating to gas as well, which was one of the issues apart from the


fire, one of the safety issues. But I can't really take it in, really. I


think we basically have to move. It is somewhere I have lived for 15


years. The council says it is doing all it can to help and is putting


residents' safety first, but now there are concerns about the cost of


fixing buildings here and across the country. Many now questioning who is


going to foot and ever-growing bill. Frankie McCamley, BBC News.


The EU's food safety commissioner has called for an end to countries


blaming and shaming each other, after eggs were found to contain


traces of an insecticide, Fipronil, which can be dangerous


The commissioner called for an urgent meeting of EU


The contaminated eggs came from the Netherlands.


Our correspondent Anna Holligan is at a poultry farm in Dalfsen.


Anna? There are 25,000 hen in this barn and it might look and sound


like a lot but this is just a tiny fraction of what is a vast industry,


and the fact that the contaminated eggs spread as far and as fast as


they did is a reflection of the Netherlands status as Europe's


largest producer. What started out as a crisis in the Dutch poultry


industry is now engulfing politicians, and it has been about


what the authorities in the Netherlands and Belgium knew before


they went public with that information. As well as that,


companies associated with supplying, producing and using this band


chemical, Fipronil, has been discussed, and two directors of a


Dutch company had been arrested. In terms of the risks, the Food


Standards Agency say the amount of Fipronil detected in the


contaminated eggs which reached the UK is so low it is very unlikely to


pose any risk at all to our health. Anna, many thanks.


Air passengers were most likely to be delayed over the last two


summers if they flew from Gatwick Airport


Data from the Civil Aviation Authority for those periods have


been analysed by the BBC, and show that among the ten biggest


airlines, Easyjet travellers suffered an average delay


Gatwick and Easyjet say many of the delays


Our business correspondent Emma Simpson is at Gatwick Airport.


It is the time of year of course when the holidays are in full swing


and where the airlines and the airports make most of them money,


because when the demand goes up, so do the slots, and that is fine as


long as there are not any problems. Up, up and away, but how often do


they take off on time? The BBC has been


looking at the data. Gatwick Airport had


the longest delays with Doing much better, Leeds Bradford


and Belfast City airports, both with average delays


of ten minutes. The summer season can


be a pinch point. Gatwick has the single


busiest runway in the world with planes often taking off


and landing every minute. Things are going smoothly


here today, but if this schedule slips it can have


big knock-on effects. We absolutely recognise


the inconvenience caused to our passengers, but most


of the time our flights are ready to go, but they simply cannot


depart because we are up against the challenge of congested


airspace over our heads, bad weather across the whole


European region and European We fly to Europe more than anyone


else and, as a result, we are disproportionately more


affected. As for the airlines,


EasyJet had the longest delays It said having the biggest number


of flights was a factor. The shortest delays


were at Aer Lingus, with 12 minutes. I think airports like Gatwick need


to think about building I think airlines like EasyJet


should have, perhaps, more resources for the schedule


they are hoping to deliver, but, ultimately, it's


us passengers saying, "We want loads of cheap


flights, please." The Government reckons 30 minute


delays could be the norm unless the airspace above London


and Europe is redesigned Here at Gatwick, congestion really


seems to me to be the main driver of the delayed. They have been


developing new tax six to try to minimise disruption, -- new tactics.


A rapid response team can be deployed if a plane is arriving late


to get passengers and bags off as quickly as possible. It seems every


little helps to get things on the move.


Emma Simpson there at Gatwick. And you can find out the chances


of your flight being delayed using the flight delay calculator -


it's on the business homepage on the BBC


News website, bbc.co.uk/business. The pensions regulator has approved


a plan by Tata Steel to give thousands of its workers in the UK


less generous pensions but safeguard their jobs.


Still to come, Moeen Ali's father tells the BBC why he thinks cricket


is a great way of keeping young men away from crime and radicalisation.


Liverpool say they will not accept any offers for Brazilian Philippe


Coutinho and have already turned down a ?19 million offer from


Barcelona. It's just over a month


since six-year-old football fan Bradley Lowery died after battling


a rare form of cancer. The Sunderland fan won a legion


of supporters across the country - including the footballer Jermain


Defoe. In his first interview since Bradley


died, Defoe has been telling Juliet Ferrington how


he was inspired by the litte boy It was in September last year


when Jermain first walked out with Bradley and,


from that moment on, That story of Brad's


is just special. I've got a nice picture in the house


of me and Brads at the England game. I walked him out and we sang


the national anthem. But, yeah, it's a special


story, you know? I mean, he was a kid,


all he knew is... I don't know, he just


loved his football. But I could see in his eyes


it was genuine, because as a child, there was nothing I could give him


apart from just being a friend. They were best friends


and it was a friendship that It was an instant connection


and one that continues Even towards the end


when he was really struggling and he was in bed, he couldn't


really move, I would walk into the room and he'd jump


up and his mum's like, So, yeah, for me every time


I saw him it was a special feeling. The emotion is still raw,


but the impact the little boy has had on Defoe has been


a positive one. The Bournemouth striker calls it


"a gift" and says he will both be forever grateful that Bradley came


into his life. In a funny sort of way I wake up


and I think, I don't know, if you've got a headache


or you don't feel well or feel If I can see a little kid suffer


like that and still fight, then... I mean, for me, there is no bigger


motivation to think, "Well, if he can go through that and fight,


then I can go through anything." You walked out with him


so many times, but was I remember being down the tunnel


and he was looking for me, like he does, and I came down


the tunnel and gave him a cuddle and Joe Hart said to me, "J,


will you walk the team out?" For Hart to do that,


that was special. Then we walked out and just standing


there singing the national anthem with Brads on Mother's Day,


and being back involved in the England squad


and actually playing at Wembley. For me, yeah, it was one of the best


moments of my career. And you can see the full


interview with Jermaine Defoe on Football Focus tomorrow -


that's on BBC One at midday. A man who murdered his brother


by setting fire to him has been ordered to spend at least 20


years in prison. Cameron Logan, who was 23,


died in a fire at the family home His girlfriend Rebecca Williams


was seriously injured. Last month, 27-year-old Blair Logan


admitted murdering his brother and attempting to murder Ms


Williams. Our Scotland correspondent


Lorna Gordon reports. Blair Logan, a young man


who murdered his brother in an horrific attack at the family


home on New Year's Day. The 27-year-old had spent weeks


planning his violent actions. He stored petrol in preparation,


researched injuries What is very clear is that


your stated intention, Your motivation was malice,


and you planned this attack I accept your violence


here was out of character. This was nonetheless


an exceptionally serious crime. In the early hours of January 1st,


Logan, wearing a mask, had entered the room


where his brother Cameron and girlfriend Rebecca


Williams were sleeping. He poured petrol over his brother


and then set fire to him. It took him 12 days


to admit his crime. Rebecca Williams, seen


here to the right of her father, suffered devastating injuries


for which she's undergone She also now has a tracheostomy,


which may be permanent. The horror of what happened in that


room will haunt me forever. It was a calculated


and intentional attack. Cameron died in the most cruel way


in front of my eyes. The judge, Lady Scott,


said she could not imagine the pain Logan's parents would endure,


losing in effect both of their sons. In sentencing the 27-year-old,


she said that while she accepted he had a limited ability


to appreciate the consequences of his actions, he acted with wicked


recklessness and was fully criminally responsible


for what he had done. Lorna Gordon, BBC News,


at the High Court in Edinburgh. Britain's top counterterrorism


police officer, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley,


has said there's been a change of tempo in Islamist terrorism


and that it's becoming His comments follow a warning


from the former head of MI5, Lord Evans, that the threat


from extremists would remain Our home affairs correspondent


Daniel Sandford is with me. Mark Rowley in essence it seems


saying that tackling this or dealing with it is a responsibility that


forced everybody now? Yes, saying it simply can no longer


be just the job of the police and security service, MI5. It has become


too big for that. He used the phrase a whole system affect, it means all


of society to work to protect against the threat of terrorism. Of


course he speaks during a very difficult year. In the four years


there have been 13 attempted attacks, this year alone there have


been four attacks and speaking this morning he expresses disappointment


at those successful attacks. We join policing because we want


to protect the public. The events of the last six


months have been tragic, and they hurt us because we haven't


succeeded as much We're going to have to improve


what we do, but it's going to take a whole system effect,


not simply counterterrorist specialists and MI5,


but local policing, councils and the public to be able to deal


with something which is becoming more of a cultish movement and less


of a small terrorist organisation. Mark Rowley was pointing out that it


used to be in the IRA era or Al-Qaeda era there was a group of


small but wicked violent men plotting these attacks but now this


cultish movement, much wider in society, that is why he is saying we


need society's help and at the same time as saying that we have got the


director-general of MI5 who retired in 2015 saying that it will not just


be another year or two but 20, 30 more years of this and that is why


everybody has to focus on the long-term efforts to try to prevent


further attacks. All right, thank you, Daniel


Sandford. There are three days


of competition left at the World Athletics


Championships, and British Athletics has just one gold medal,


thanks to that remarkable UK Sport's target of between six


and eight medals now looks There was more drama


in the stadium last night, with Turkey's Ramil Guliyev


a surprise winner of Our sports correspondent Olly Foster


reports from the London Stadium. He had been promised a national


holiday in Botswana if he won But in a week in which he had


spent 48 hours in quarantine with the norovirus, it wasn't to be


Isaac Makwala's day. Apart from the euphoria


of Ramil Guliyev delivering a first world title for Turkey,


it was a final laced Take Wayde van Niekerk,


so close to a second gold medal. He said he had let


Great Britain down. The team captain, Eilidh Doyle,


was last in her 400m hurdles final. She has defended British


performances here, saying this is a team for the future,


but with just three days to go, these are some


of the defining images. Medal hopefuls tearful,


wondering what might have been. That said, you are measured


in medals and Mo may well end up being our only gold medalist,


maybe double gold medalist, but he's leaving and


going to the road. So five years on from London,


when you think about legacy, you would have to say it's


probably not great. At least Edwards' world


record still stands. Christian Taylor said he would break


it, but the USA now have six golds A few nations have underperformed


here and that makes these championships wide open,


but of course the hosts But that medal target of six


looks increasingly unrealistic. They can still make up ground but,


as Laura Muir discovered in qualifying for the 5000m final,


it is going to be hard. There is still hope,


and how about this for 2012 legacy? Dina Asher-Smith carried


Jessica Ennis-Hill's Five years on, she is carrying a lot


more in tonight's 200m final. How is it going as we gradually get


to the weekend? Not looking too bad at all, a little


on the cloudy side, as shady day. Nice pictures coming in nonetheless,


look at this beautiful one from John O groats, the very far north of the


British Isles, and a stunning one from Norfolk because this is where


the best of the weather is today across East Anglia and the


south-east. A huge chunk of clear sky across the south-east extending


into parts of the Midlands as well but many parts of the West have


shady cloud and bits and pieces of rain. All of us will be shrouded


with cloud by the time we get to the evening but let's have a look at


4pm. Scotland and Northern Ireland pretty overcast, a bit of Brighton


around Aberdeenshire and Fife which will come and go but some spots of


rain there in the south-west and the West, windy as well. Rain at times


across Wales, south-western England, the Midlands as well, basically the


further east you are the better the weather is. We have already had


temperatures up to about 22 in Norwich, a pleasant day. Look at


this band of mostly like rain, that we choose the south-east later on


and then tonight it will be a pretty cloudy night for most of us, a few


showers. There will be some clear spells and what we have got for the


next couple of nights is the Perseid meteor shower so given that we get


some lengthy clear spells overnight you might just about catch a meteor


or two. Not literally, hopefully! Across the weekend, mostly dry, some


sunny spells on the way, not looking too bad. The morning might start


cloudy particularly across eastern and southern areas, but eventually


the sun should be out, scattered clouds, maybe a few showers here and


there on Saturday. Overall not a bad day. Sunday is looking a little bit


better. This is Saturday night, first of all, if you want to catch


the meteor showers this is the night to do it, Saturday night into Sunday


we have got clear weather. He is Sunday, looking pretty good, fewer


showers, lots of sunshine around, but noticed the blobs of blue, rain


from the Atlantic, a quick outlook to Monday, so after a fine weekend


it looks like early next week there are still no signs of summer. I


don't know what else to say, it is just not happening. The outlook for


next week, there you go, Monday looks a little bit unpleasant but


hopefully a little bit of sunshine on Tuesday. But the weekend is


looking good. Thank you, I think! Tomasz


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