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The legal battle to keep the terminally ill baby Charlie Gard
alive continues as his case returns to the High Court.
A judge has heard claims of "fresh evidence" about a therapy trial
in America his parents say could help him.
CHANTING: Save Charlie Gard! Save Charlie Gard!
Emotions run high outside and in court, as Charlie's parents
accuse the hospital of lying about their son.
But specialists at Great Ormond Street insist
A Conservative MP is suspended after using racist language
Police say around 255 people survived the Grenfell Tower fire,
the first time they've given such figures.
A self-confessed IRA bomb maker finally admits being part
of the group that killed 21 people in the Birmingham pub
I apologise for all of the Republicans who had no
President Trump says he didn't know his son had met a Russian
lawyer with links to the Kremlin during the American
And two Brits in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon for the first time
since 1973, as Andy Murray and Johanna Konta
And coming up on BBC News, we'll have the latest on a big day
for both Andy Murray and Johanna Konta.
And we hear from Wayne Rooney who has spoken to the media following
his return to Everton for Manchester United.
Good evening and welcome to the BBC News at Six.
There were heated scenes in the High Court this afternoon
as the parents of the terminally ill baby Charlie Gard returned
with lawyers to present new evidence of an experimental treatment
in America that they say could help him.
Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, which is treating the boy,
But Charlie's parents both interrupted the hearing, shouting
11-month-old Charlie is suffering from a rare genetic condition
Our medical correspondent Fergus Walsh reports.
Vocal, passionate and determined. Charlie Gard's parents have
considerable support, including the Pope and Donald Trump. Let us pray.
And noticed pro-life -- now this pro-life evangelical preacher who
was once jailed for anti-abortion protest in the US and has been
praying by Charlie's bedside. If a court, if a judge, if a hospital
official can come and tell a parent that they don't have the right or
the authority to provide the kind of medical care that their child's
needs, then parental rights are under attack and around the world,
the fabric of our society unravels. It is well established in UK law
that where parents and doctors cannot agree, a judge must decide
what is appropriate. Charlie is so weak, he can't move and has serious
brain damage. Four different courts have ruled he should be allowed to
die with dignity. In court, lawyers for Charlie's parents said there was
new information which showed an experimental treatment on offer in
America might help their son. The judge said there wasn't a person
alive who did not want Charlie to get better and he would be delighted
the changes ruling but it had to be on the basis of clear evidence. He
said he had to consider the hospital's view that every day that
passed in flick did more suffering an Charlie. Charlie has a rare
inherited condition, mitochondrial depletion syndrome. Mitochondria are
found in nearly every cell and provide energy to the body but
Charlie's don't function, so his muscles and organs are wasting.
Nucleoside Verratti is a powder given in food which contains some of
the building blocks of DNA and could help mitochondrial function. Animal
studies suggest a modest 4% improvement. So far, 18 patients
have been treated but crucially, none has Charlie's genetic mutation
or his severe brain damage. But the High Court was told that unpublished
data showing dramatic clinical improvement and claims the therapy
could improve brain function. The experimental therapy has never been
tried in humans or animals with Charlie's exact condition.
Paediatricians say Great Ormond Street would be concerned it could
do him harm. There's a lot of unknowns here and I think the
doctors and nurses looking after him, colleagues really will have
considered all of these processes because that is what they do, that
is their day job and they are some of the most expert people in the
world in this area. The judge said he would consider the merits of any
new evidence on Thursday. Meanwhile, Charlie continues to receive
round-the-clock care at Great Ormond Street Street Hospital.
What will it take for the judge to change his mind? The parents will
have to come up with significant new evidence that this experimental
therapy can be of benefit to Charlie. The judge was clear, he's
not going to rake over old facts. There was really immense frustration
on both sides in court. Lawyers for the hospital said they had tried
repeatedly over the weekend to find out what was this alleged to new
evidence and got nowhere. Then at one point, a text was read out from
Charlie's mon's phone from an American doctor that there was a 10%
chance of improvement to Charlie but we don't know what the source of
that information is. On the parents' side, they cried out to the judge
that the hospital was lying to him and really they should have the
chance to take their son abroad. But the parents and the doctors can
agree on nothing at this stage. The hospital says, for example, that
because Charlie's brain is no longer growing, his head circumference has
not increased in the past three months but then Charlie's mum cried
out that it has so the judge said he wanted a tape measure taken to
measure his head and on Thursday, tell him the truth. It has got to
that level of dispute between the sides. Thank you for joining us.
The Prime Minister's offer to opposition parties to work
with the government on major issues has been rebuffed by Labour,
who said her party "had completely run out of ideas".
The strategy is being seen as a an attempt by Theresa May
The strategy is being seen as an attempt by Theresa May
to reassert her authority since losing her parliamentary
But tonight, she's having to deal with a problem
with one of her own MPs, who's been suspended for making
Here's our political editor Laura Kuenssberg.
Monday morning at the market. Not any old shoppers. How are you? The
Prime Minister and her Australian counterpart, here to meet people
caught up in a terror attack. But Prime Minister Turnbull happens to
be an old friend of Theresa May. She does not seem to have many in
politics these days. Thank you, Prime Minister, Malcolm, for
visiting us today and the excellent discussions we've had. It's always a
pleasure to welcome our Australian friends to London and even more so
when you've just beaten them at cricket. With fears about her
authority in her own party, she is making an appeal for others to work
with her. You want the opposition to contribute as well as to criticise,
you are expected to say tomorrow. What do you say to your own critics,
including in your own party, who say it is you that needs to change? The
government has got an ambitious agenda. It is an ambitious agenda
which is there to address the big challenges the country faces. Of
course, one of those is getting the Brexit negotiations right but there
are other challenges we face as the country, too. I think the public
will rightly want us to get the broadest possible consensus in
looking at those issues. Jeremy Corbyn. Her offer was mocked by the
Labour leader. The government is apparently now asking other parties
for their policy ideas and so if the Prime Minister would like it, I'm
very happy to furniture with a copy of our election manifesto. A
difficult afternoon got worse. Annemarie Morris is duly elected...
While she was on her beat, a recording emerged of Tory MP
Annemarie Morris talking at a private event about Brexit, using
offensive language. She said the phrase was
unintentional and has apologised unreservedly if offence was caused.
The comments emerging on the day the Prime Minister called for an end to
abuse and MPs were quick to seize on it. She agree that where that where
that happens, organisations should take decisive and swift action?
Offensive behaviour by backbenchers is one thing. Asking the opposition
for help with another. But with no majority to call her own, the Prime
Minister can barely afford for anything to go wrong. With her
authority cracked, there are no easy days for this Prime Minister. And in
the last 15 minutes, Theresa May has now suspended that MP, Annemarie
Morris, condemning her remarks. What is not clear is for how long she is
going to be out of the Tory party. While there may be calls for her to
quit altogether, to stand down, in this the bra political atmosphere at
the moment, the Conservatives would be very nervous of any by-election.
By suspending have some time, though, it means Theresa May's
narrow current advantage in the Commons has slipped by one and this
is an era where every vote will matter. Laura, thank you.
The Metropolitan Police now say they believe around 255 people
managed to escape the fire at Grenfell Tower last month.
The official estimate of the dead and missing remains
Our home affairs correspondent Tom Symonds is at Scotland Yard.
The first time we've had such a figure.
There's been a lot of dispute about how many were there that night.
There has. I mean, here is the context. On the night of the fire or
just afterwards, it was acclaimed about 500-600 people were living at
Grenfell Tower. The police today have said they think it is nearer
350 and some of them were not in on the night. Their figure for the
number who escaped injury or escape from the fire with their lives is
about 255. Crucially, the number of dead and missing remains at about
80, which is going to be controversial. Some people just
don't believe the figure. But the police investigation continues,
sifting through every bit of debris inside a tower where the temperature
reached 1000 degrees and also investigating 60 or so companies
involved in the maintenance and refurbishment of Grenfell Tower.
Stuart Cundy, the Metropolitan Police commander, said, "You can't
listen to the families and the 999 calls and not want to hold people to
account for a fire that should not have happened". Thank U.
The High Court has ruled that government arms sales
to Saudi Arabia are lawful and shouldn't be halted.
It follows a case brought by a pressure group,
It argued that the UK had broken international humanitarian law
by selling weapons that had been used to kill civilians in Yemen,
where the Saudis have conducted air strikes against rebels.
President Trump says he did not know that during his presidential
campaign last year, his eldest son and his son-in-law met a Russian
lawyer who claimed to have damaging information about his rival,
Donald Trump Jr insists "no meaningful information" was provided
Our chief correspondent Gavin Hewitt reports from Washington.
This is Donald Trump's eldest son. I am Donald Trump Jr. Last June, after
the Republican convention, he met with a Russian lawyer who promised
damaging material on Hillary Clinton's campaign. The meeting was
here at Trump Tower in New York. Until this weekend, Donald Trump Jr
had not mentioned it but it was not a casual encounter, he brought along
Tromp's campaign manager and his son-in-law and then his story has
changed. On Saturday, he said they primarily discussed a programme
about the adoption of Russian children. By the following day, he
said, "The woman lawyer stated she had information that individuals
connected to Russia were funding the Democratic National committee and
supporting Mrs Clinton". He was told there would be information that may
be helpful to the campaign. There was no such information but again, I
want to ask your question, if we're going to keep using the word
pollution, where is the evidence of collusion. On Friday, President
Trump met President Putin and asked him directly about meddling in the
American election campaign. President Putin denied it denied it.
It is not clear how forcefully President Trump pursued this but
there was an agreement between the two leaders that it was now time to
move forward. News of Trump Jr's Russian meeting does not put
President Trump in immediate jeopardy. He says he has no
knowledge of it. What it does do is keep open the central question that
has dogged the administration. Was there collusion between the Trump
campaign team and the Russians? It promises months of further
investigations. Trump Jr called the latest revelation is a big yawn but
it is the first public indication that some in the Trump campaign were
willing potentially to accept Russian help. For the president, it
is a reminder that not everything goes his way. Gavin Hewitt, BBC
News, Washington. The legal battle to keep
the terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard alive continues,
as his case returns A pay gap on teachers will stay but
there are warnings that is putting off new recruits.
Coming up on BBC News, the latest on a big day for Andy Murray and
Johanna Konta, at 6:30pm. The Birmingham pub
bombings in 1974 - it was one the worst IRA attacks
in England during the many 21 people were killed
and almost 200 were injured. Now, decades later -
a self-confessed IRA bomb maker has finally admitted that he was part
of the group responsible In an exclusive interview
with the BBC, he has apologised to the families of those
who were killed. But he has refused to say
exactly what role he played Today, a relative of one
of the victims called him a coward. Here's our Ireland
correspondent Chris Buckler. The bombs were left in the heart
of Birmingham on a Thursday night. Placed inside pubs
to cause destruction. In the same year - 1974 -
Mick Hayes took part in this funeral He was a well-known Republican,
an admitted IRA bomb-maker who was convicted of paramilitary
offences in the Republic of Ireland. And now, four decades
after the murders in Birmingham, Mick Hayes has emerged again
to admit he was part of the group Was a participant in the IRA's
activities in Birmingham - I was a participant in the IRA's
campaign in England. But you're not answering
the question - did I'm giving you the only
answer I can give you. Mick Hayes has in the past been
questioned and named as a suspect in the bombings,
but he's never been charged. Even now, he won't say what role
he played in the IRA attack, but he says he takes "collective
responsibility" for it. And I apologise,
not only for myself. I apologise for all Republicans,
who had no intention of hurting And the relatives, again,
the relatives will say that you have I know they'll say that,
and from their point of view, I don't shirk my responsibility
in that direction. A group of men were charged
and found guilty of the bombing, but it was a famous
miscarriage of justice. And the convictions
of the men who became known as the Birmingham Six
were eventually overturned. For 16.5 years, we have been used
as political scapegoats! Today, the families of those
murdered in the pub bombings watched Mick Hayes' apology,
and were angered by it. He reckons that he'd rather die
than be an informer. But he's more than happy to take
"collective responsibility" for the murder of 21
innocents in Birmingham. Mick Hayes avoided many questions,
but he claims mistakes led the IRA to give bomb warnings too late,
and that he personally defused a third bomb left in Birmingham
city centre that night. When they found out what had
happened, we defused the third one. In the Hagley Road.
Who defused it? Many in modern-day Birmingham
will question why Mick Hayes has come forward now,
particularly as no-one has ever been held legally responsible
for murdering the 21 people who died The independent pay review
of teachers has recommended how teachers pay should be divided,
within the Government's 1% Can teachers pay stretch any
further, or are the days of 1% pay rises numbered? Schools are
beginning to feel the impact took - not enough people training as
teachers, others leaving after just a few years. Can schools afford to
give them any more? The people coming out of university, they
looked at the Hay of various different jobs, and it is producing
our ability to recruit. The review body said last year that if there is
not a pay rise of more than 1%, and I think they meant quite a bit more
than that, then there will be a problem in teacher recruitment.
Teachers pay in England has been held down. First, a two-year pay
freeze meant no increase in 2011 and 2012. Then, a 1% average paid cap
rise has been in place, just like the rest of the public sector. It
would cost around ?1.6 billion for schools in England to increase pay
in line with inflation. Teachers' pay isn't what parents talk about in
the playground, but school budgets are, and the two are connected,
because page, national insurance and pensions all come out of what
schools have to spend. And it is the concern around the budget pressures
on schools which can shift the political compass in the debate
about public sector spending. Ministers have been singing very
different tunes on public pay. But the Education Secretary has not
called for the pay cap to be lifted. Justine Greening is facing bigger
pressures on school budgets. Rising costs already mean real terms cuts
per-pupil. So today, no promise of more money for teachers but a
warning this can't go on forever. The Government made it very clear to
all the pay review bodies that they should be looking at limiting
increases overall to 1%, within the Government's paid targets and
spending targets. Politics may have changed more recently, but the work
of this review body will have happened over the last several
months, and they're still working within the instructions which were
even to them a year ago. Schools face growing pressures on their
budgets, they'd need enough teachers, too. It is a problem
today's report warns won't go away. For the first time in 44 years, a
British man and a British woman are both through to the last eight at
Wimbledon. Andy Murray and Johanna Konta will play in the
quarterfinals. Joe Wilson is there for us. Yes, two British champions,
it is still on! The second week of Wimbledon, in some ways you're
relieved just to still be going, like the Grand National, but then
your mind turns towards the finishing line, and today is a
special day. Monday morning, keep moving, if you want to see
everything. The umbrella? Your choice. What unites everyone here is
what Wimbledon calls the pursuit of greatness. It has been expect it of
him, motivates her and still entices him. Johanna Konta was up against
Caroline Garcia in a match of small margins. The first set was tight.
The tie-break was tight. Johanna Konta won it. Back came Darcey to
win the second set. Garcia had served brilliantly, but this was
match point, this was Wimbledon and this was a critical mistake. Give
Johanna Konta an occasion, she will rise to it. It is those situations
that I dreamt of when I was a little girl, and to be part of those
battles on big stages, that's really what it's about to be a professional
athlete. Now, the first British woman into a quarterfinal at
Wimbledon since 1984 and Jo Durie - what does that mean to you? That's
pretty special. When Andy Murray is doing his own running commentary,
there is concern. But he got through it today. He was up against Benoit
Paire, number 46 in the world. At Wimbledon, Murray has never lost to
a player ranked so low. Murray was getting there. Tie-break in the
first, 6-4 in the second. In the third set, Murray got heated with
the umpire over a challenge. Centre Court sympathised. A challenge to
immediately! No matter, Murray said it was the best he had hit the ball
so far in the tournament, and ultimately, Benoit Paire couldn't
match it. Two British players through today, two French players
made way. Meanwhile, close by, Rafael Nadal walked on to No. 1
Court, limbering up - without Headroom! Ouch! He soon found
himself two sets down against Gilles Muller, of Luxembourg. Nadal has
made a comeback, and they are into the fifth set. Meanwhile, Roger
Federer is two sets up on Centre Court. For Johanna Konta and Andy
Murray, for a day at least, the hard work is done.
Thomas Gainsborough was one of the most famous portrait
and landscape painters of the 18th century -
but despite his fame, 25 of his sketches have
for decades been wrongly attributed to another artist.
The pictures, which he drew as a young man, have been discovered
in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle.
Our arts correspondent Rebecca Jones reports.
Gainsborough's most famous portrait, The Blue Boy, painted in 1770.
He was the most important British artist of the second half
of the 18th century, yet few of his early drawings
They've lain undiscovered in this album, here in the Print Room
at Windsor Castle, since the reign of Queen Victoria.
She wanted some drawings by Landseer, and this
but little did she know that the drawings inside are
actually by a different artist altogether.
It was only when the historian Lindsay Stainton was sent a box
of photos of the drawings that the mistake came to light.
I was looking at boxes and boxes of photographs
and I thought, "Oh, I'll just have a look through these".
and I thought, "Oh, I'll just have a look through these."
And I just jumped up from my chair and said to myself, "Good God,
that's a study for Cornard Wood and all of these are early
And this sketch of Cornard Wood near Sudbury in Suffolk would appear
to be the compelling evidence that proves the drawings
When it is laid over the finished picture, it matches exactly.
This was his preparatory study, and it's as if we're present
in the studio with him, which is a rather wonderful thought.
But the discoveries didn't end there.
A drawing of the head of a young woman was found on the back
It could even be Gainsborough's future wife.
All the pictures can now be viewed online
Time for a look at the weather. And there is some change ahead, is that
right? Changeable is the word we could use, yes. A mixed week as we
head through the next few days. One thing we will all feel is a cooler
and fresher feel to the weather, compared to what we have had of
late. This was the scene, a beautiful landscape at Lerwick in
Shetland. It was a different story, though, this afternoon in East
Anglia, storm clouds gathering in Felixstowe. On the radar picture,
you can see some showers scattered across the country, particularly
heavy ones breaking out across East Anglia this afternoon. Some of those
will continue into the evening. They will tend to ease, and things will
be clouding over from the west. There will be some rain,
particularly across western areas. It will be feeling cooler tonight
than it has been of late. Tomorrow, this low pressure wobbling in from
the west. A bit of uncertainty still about which track it will take. But
it's southern areas which will get the wettest weather. A bit of
uncertainty about how much rain will get into the likes of north Wales,
the north Midlands and northern England. For Scotland and Northern
Ireland, it is another day of sunshine and showers. Temperature
is, way down on where they were, particularly in the south-east.
There is a chance of seeing some rain on and off at Wimbledon
tomorrow, which could interrupt play. Wednesday, the low will clear
away, that means some drier and fine weather, still feeling cooler. For
the end of the week, mainly dry with some rain at times. That is all from
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