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UMPIRE: Let, first service. That looked like it was about six inches
over the net. That's what she explained about in the first point
of the tie-breaker I think. APPLAUSE
That was a point that Halep desperately wanted.
Contaminated blood - the worst treatment scandal
in the history of the NHS - the government orders an inquiry.
More than 2000 people died after being given blood products
in the 70s and 80s contaminated with HIV and hepatitis C.
They deserve to be told what went wrong, why it went wrong
and who is responsible for what happened.
Andy Evans, who was infected when he was five and
diagnosed with AIDS at 16 - he's campaigned for this for years.
At the very minimum we were let down.
At the worst, I think there are people to blame for a lot of the
We'll be asking why it's taken so long to bring about this inquiry
President Trump's son releases e-mails appearing to show
he was offered information on Hillary Clinton as part
of Russia's support for Trump's election campaign.
Making work fair and decent - short-term contracts should qualify
for sick and holiday pay says a government commissioned report.
The UN says almost 3000 civilians remain trapped
in the Iraqi city of Mosul, despite claims of victory over
Good afternoon and welcome to the BBC News at Six.
An appalling tragedy that should never have happened -
that's what the Prime Minister called the contaminated blood
The government today announced an inquiry into the worst treatment
At least 2,400 people died and 7,500 patients were infected with viruses
such as hepatitis C and HIV, after being given blood
It's been called the worst disaster in the history of the NHS.
Patients trusted the service to deliver safe treatments,
including haemophiliacs needing blood clotting treatments,
but they were given products tainted with life-threatening viruses.
I take one of those in the morning and one of these, both
Andy has had a life on medication because he was given
he was infected with HIV and hepatitis C.
Since then, all he is wanted is answers.
I'm very worried there was deliberate acts
At the very minimum, we were let down.
At the worst, I think there are people to blame for a lot
Much of the enquiry is focused on Whitehall and what was happening
Victims and their families have long argued that senior government
officials were aware of the dangers with contaminated blood
products and allow patients to continue receiving them.
And after that, they say, there was a cover-up.
A Scottish enquiry by Judge Lord Penrose,
was dismissed by victims as a waste of time and they showed
An earlier enquiry in England was privately funded
Today, a Labour MP who's campaigned on the issue told the Commons those
affected by the scandal were owed a debt of justice.
They deserve to be told what went wrong.
Why it went wrong and who is responsible for what happened.
The story of the injustice they have suffered also needs to be set out
And a minister citing allegations that medical records were tampered
In light of these concerns, and a report of new evidence
and allegations of potential criminality, we think
it is important to understand the extent of what is claimed
The former Health Secretary, Andy Burnham, who alleged
there was a criminal cover-up cover says victims were failed
All political parties have let down those who've suffered as a result
And all parties must now put differences aside,
work together and give them truth and justice without any further
And for this campaign, who has hepatitis C,
there's only one thing which really matters.
Nobody here is going away, we are staying, we're going to fight
Whether that full truth emerges after this long campaign,
will depend on what sort of enquiry is convened and its powers.
And our Health Editor Huw Pym is with me now.
This is decades later. Why has this inquiry been announced now and what
can it achieve? Government sources have made clear that the evidence
has emerged in the last week, including some published in the
newspaper, and Andy Brennan was about to publish stumbles about is
their stated reason. But there is a political aspect. Only on Sunday,
the opposition parties at Westminster or signed a letter
calling for just the sort of inquiry, and today, there was a
debate scheduled in the House of Commons called by a Labour MP to
debate the issue, and there was a possibility that the opposition
parties might have voted on it. And of course, we have new Parliamentary
arithmetic stops just before the debate began, Downing Street sources
indicated the Government was minded to set up this inquiry. It will come
as a surprise to the Scottish Government, it will be a UK wide
exercise, they say they have had no warning and needed about it.
Whatever the reasons, whatever the timing, victims and their families
are saying they are pleased with it is happening, but would be content
must it really does get to the truth. Thank you.
President Trump's eldest son has published a chain of e-mails
about his meeting last year with a Russian lawyer who's been
Donald Trump Junior is told that the Russian government wants
to offer official documents that would "incriminate" Hillary Clinton
and be "very useful" to his father's presidential campaign
The information was said to be part of Russia and its government's
support for Donald Trump. Our Chief Correspondent Gavin Hewitt
is in Washington for us tonight. Tell us more, Govan. For months,
there has been a shadow hanging over the Trump administration over
whether there has been a collision between the trouble election
campaign and the Russians. Today, the story got a lot more serious.
Last year, last June, there was a meeting between Trump's Sun, Donald
Trump Jr, and a Russian lawyer. Today, we got to read the e-mails
leading up to that meeting. And it is worth quoting. The offer was to
provide the Trump campaign with some official documents that would
incriminate Hillary Clinton, which would be very useful to your father.
That is Donald Trump. And it goes on, this is obviously very high
level and sensitive information that is part of Russia and its
government's support for Mr Trump. And then there is an insight into
what Donald Trump Jr felt about this offer to dish dirt on Hillary
Clinton. He said, if it is what you say, I love it. How damaging is it,
Gavin? Well, of course, it is damaging. And particularly that
Donald Trump Junior was prepared to go to this meeting having received
these e-mails beforehand. It also establishes the Russian interest in
influencing the American election. But I think there are questions as
to the credibility of this impresario, what were the levels of
his contacts in Moscow, and of course, the open question as to what
Donald Trump himself knew. But after today, if you read these texts, I
think they are devastating and what they will do is deep in this
investigation into what is really now a very serious matter for the
trumpet ministration. Thank you. Workers on short term contracts
in the UK should qualify for sick pay and holiday pay
and their employers should make Those are some of the
recommendations in a major report, commissioned by the government
which is calling for changes to the running
of the so-called "gig economy". Theresa May has welcomed the report,
saying it makes a major contribution to the debate
about work practices in Britain. But she says she doesn't
want to stop the clock. Here's our economics
editor Kamal Ahmed. It was the Prime Minister he made
the point, the vast majority of us spend more than half are waking
hours doing one thing, work. Whether steady or insecure, full-time or
self-employed, single job or multiple, the world of work has
changed. Appearing alongside Theresa May, Matthew Taylor said it was time
for a reset. He said that the country has been very good at
creating work, employment levels are at Iraq, but it was time to focus on
quality. Quantity alone is not enough for a thriving economy and a
fair society. So we believe that now is the time to complement that
commitment to creating jobs with the goal of creating better jobs. This
man likes his job for Labour. Flexible, no guaranteed hours, and
few benefits. -- his job for Uber. I love to chat, interesting people,
and the money, racial with my time is decent. For this woman, a very
different story from the world of zeros contracts. It's really
insecure. The problem I found was sometimes there was a lot of work, I
would work too much and get really, really tired. So what is this new
world of work with like? One big point is that the majority of us,
63%, actually in full-time work. About a quarter of us, 26% are in
part-time work, and 15% are self-employed. There are certainly
many new ways of working and the inquiry focuses on two. The gig
economy, that is delivery drivers, minicab drivers, 1.3 million people
in that part of the economy. And people with no guaranteed hours of
work, and zeros contracts, there are about 905,000 people on those. Then
there is what the report calls the hidden economy. That is those cash
on hand payments to your window cleaner that avoids tax and official
record. The report says that is worth ?6.2 billion a year and should
be brought to an end. Mr Taylor says in his review that much of this new
world of work is good work, but for those being exploited, some
solutions. Sick and holiday pay benefits. A right to an enhanced
minimum wage. Because the work does not guarantee hours. And there is
talk of better enforcement of the present laws and higher taxes for
those gig firms, paying national insurance for the first time, which
many of them avoid at the moment. The big question, will any of this
ever happened? Given the Conservatives like one important
thing, a majority. You can't, Franco, give any guarantees that you
will be able to pass a report and the recommendations it has made to
Parliament. I would have, as I said in my speech, that people will see
across the political world, will see the importance of addressing this as
an issue. This is not just a sort of here and now. It is up about the
future of our economy. There seems little chance of consensus. Labour
said the report was a huge missed opportunity, particularly when it
came to not banning zeros contracts. We have to get rid of zeros
contracts. Of these, we have to get rid of the gig economy and bogus
self-employment which actually is a wonderful way for a minority of
employers to evade paying national insurance contributions. Member this
guy? Sir Philip Green, who published a Government report on efficiency.
Or him, Sir Andrew Dom, a full review of social care. Reports
published with a fanfare of publicity that then gather dust on a
Whitehall shell. The few with Mr Taylor is that his report could
suffer a similar fate. A 24-year-old British man has
been killed fighting against the so-called
Islamic State in Syria. He's said to have died five days ago
during the campaign to capture He's the fourth British man to be
killed while fighting The United Nations say as many
as 3,000 civilians remain trapped in the Iraqi city of Mosul,
despite government forces declaring Skirmishes continue between Iraqi
troops and so-called Islamic State. Those trapped are mostly young
or elderly and are thought to have become separated
from their families. From Mosul, our Defence
Correspondent Jonathan This is an orphan of the battle for
muscle. A baby whose parents are missing. He was just left at this
clinic, malnourished and without even a name. They have called him
Mourinho, after the doctor kept him alive. The Iraqi army says there are
many more like him. This is not new for us. We actually receive a lot of
orphans. I don't know what is going on out there but I think I Isis,
after the wives lose their husband, they run away empty-handed and leave
their babies behind. Be a rock per minister may have declared victory
but there are still pockets of resistance and streams of civilians
trying to make their way to safety. -- the Iraqi Prime Minister declared
victory. They often collect others along the way. There are dozens of
women and children here waiting to be taken to safety, and they are not
just war weary, they are weak through lack of water and food. And
if you listen, the only sound you can hear is babies crying. At west
Mosul's main hospital, they are just about coping full stop there are
still having to treat the wounded as well as the week. This man is barely
alive after being found in the rubble. And there are more often
here too. This child is crying out, where is my father? He only stops
when they managed to distract him with a game. It is difficult to
manage him come he is crying, asking for his father, mother. This is
something that I can't... I can't be as Father, I can't be his mother.
What do I do? Even trying to identify the dead is proving
difficult. Search and rescue teams are looking out for any forms of
identity as they sift through the debris of war. Iraq will not just
have to rebuild the city, but mend broken lives too.
Too many people with learning disabilities in England are not
getting good enough healthcare or being found
the homes they need to keep them in the community.
That's according to an influential charity leader who was so moved by
the plight of one man that he wrote to the Prime Minister calling for an
independent commissioner who can speak for people with learning
difficulties. More than 2500 remain in secure units, despite running
promises that they would close. In one year alone, 50% of all deaths of
people with a learning disability were recorded as avoidable,
converted 23% for the general population. Our correspondence has
been to meet Ian Shaw and his family, his distressing case has
prompted the letter. In the front room of the family home
in Essex, 34-year-old Ian Shaw lies quietly,
comforted by having his Ian can't speak for himself,
he has learning disabilities, He also has terminal cancer,
which his parents believe should I was told there was no treatment,
because it had been there a long time and they couldn't treat it
because it would be too much. It just wouldn't work,
it had gone too far. The family asked us to tell Ian's
story because they believe it shows how the system still fails people
with learning disabilities. As he grew up, Ian's
behaviour became challenging. When in pain, he'd throw things
and bang his head, scarring himself. In 2007, he was sent to the first
of three secure units. The problem being with epilepsy
the secure units were Because things became out
of control, the secure So once he was there it felt
like you couldn't get him back out? This weighty family file tells
the story of Ian's life It shows his mum raising numerous
concerns about levels of medication There are records of Ian
being restrained, as well as family letters fighting to get him moved
to a supported home It took nine years, but Ian left
the last secure hospital in 2016. Within months, testicular
cancer was found. The family believes in the secure
unit early signs were first missed, Bernadette Adams provided the family
with support in meetings Jan has been saying for many,
many months that Ian was in pain or Ian had infections and she was,
you know, on many occasions, In a statement, the
Department of Health says. "For too long people with learning
disabilities have not been treated equally by the health service
and we're determined It, and NHS England,
also insist they are making progress in improving care
and closing secure units. But not fast enough
for Sir Stephen Bubb, author of two reports
examining the problems. He's written to the Prime Minister
calling for an independent commissioner to speak up
for people like Ian. It's scandalous and very sad the use
of physical restraint, overmedication, seclusion
and a serious neglect of health It's all too typical and it has
led me to believe that institutional care is at root abusive and we must
close these institutions The Government says it has no
plans for an independent But Ian's family want his legacy
to be that in future others A man has appeared in court over an
acid attack on a woman and her cousin on 21st in London last month.
The 24-year-old is accused of throwing acid at Resham Kham and her
cousin. A man who wrote Facebook messages calling for businesswoman
and campaigner Gina Miller to be run over has been convicted of sending
menacing communications. Viscount St Davids wrote the messages for days
after Gina Miller won her legal challenge against the Government. He
claims the comments were satire but faces a custodial sentence. Tell us
more about what happened in court? Well, remember, it was just four
days after the businesswoman Joon O'Muilleoir had won her historic
victory, forcing the Government -- Gina Miller had won a victory
forcing the Government to vote on Article 50. Viscount St Davids, who
also holds the title Lord Hungerford among others, posted on Facebook the
words, ?5,000, for the first person to... Excuse me, may phone is...
Composed essentially said, ?5,000 for the first person to accidentally
run over Gina Miller. He referred to her as an effing boat jumper, and
said that if this is what happens with immigrants, they should be sent
back to their stinking jungles. In another post, you referred to an
immigrant and again offered money, ?2000, for a man who turned down the
offer of a cancel house to be carved into pieces. In court, the Viscount
argued that this is all a joke, it was satire, it was political debate.
He said the phrase effing boat jumper was in fact a statement of
fact and he really tried to brush the whole thing off as something
rather light-hearted. That didn't impress the Chief Magistrate, who
found him guilty of the offence of sending menacing communications that
were racially aggravated and said he should expect a custodial sentence
on Thursday. Battling torrential rain there in central London, thank
you. Meanwhile, at Wimbledon, Johanna
Konta is athletic become the first British woman in use to make the
Wimbledon semifinal. Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic is due to the men's
order finals. On Centre Court, a British woman
anyone that quarterfinal. Never mind the rest of Korea, Johanna Konta's
progress here had taken her life to a different level. Where every move,
every move description eyes. She first played at Wimbledon as a
junior, Robson to Australia. When her Hungary and Bonn parents moved
to Britain, she gained citizenship. She's not the product of one nation,
but of intense tennis. When I first met her, she think she had six
layers on on artificial core, it easier than, I thought it was great.
I said to her father, this is the top 5% in the world material.
Wimbledon noticed this year a lighter mood. Konta brought baked
treats to practice. She seemed to be in a good mood. But that can change
very quickly. Simona Halep had her eye on becoming world number one as
well as winning Wimbledon. But on centre court, roof closed, Konta
found her range. Into a tie-break, and the standard ever higher. What
would separate the players? Well, almost nothing. Look at. But Halep's
point, and since, Halep's set. Well, first it is just an opportunity for
resilience, as they say on the hill. In the second set, Konta kept
running and kept her composure. But there was no closure and so another
tie-break, 6-5, deep breath, deep breath. Now, exhale. One set all and
on it went. Yes, into the third set, can tell you that Johanna Konta is
just managing to hold serve in her first serve in this game. So it is
at 1-1. Waiting on the semifinals, the superb Venus Williams, through
to another semifinal. Novak Djokovic did get his fourth-round match
eventually, straight sets, but he was annoyed afterwards that
Wimbledon didn't schedule has much to finish last night. This evening,
forget the rain, we're going to finish under the roof on Centre
Court. And just to repeat, Halep versus Konta is into the third set,
1-1. It literally couldn't be tighter.
We don't need to ask what the weather is like in London.
The rain has set in for the rest of the day. And it is not just across
the Wimbledon area. We have seen rain pouring down across south
Wales, where this picture is from. And as the raider picture shows, the
rain has been pushing its way eastwards steadily through the
afternoon, some really bright colours on the pictures showing
where there's heavy breasts are heading, particularly inches at
least England. But it has not been raining everywhere. -- heavy bursts.
It isn't nice in north-west Scotland, with just some showers in
the distance. Tight, the rain band having reached parts of Yorkshire,
it is going to sink its way southwards through the night, but
will become stranded across south-east England, heavy bursts
around by Don. The north-west, the weather becomes a bit drier. Quite a
chilly night into parts of Scotland, temperatures down into single
figures. Tomorrow, the rain band will clear away pretty smartly and
then we see this area of high pressure building in across the
British Isles and that means the early morning rain clears away from
south-east England quite quickly through Wednesday morning and then
sunshine will, and we will see a lot more sunshine and we have seen
today. Better Fairweather bubbling up, temperatures higher than
average. So, at Wimbledon tomorrow, what a different story. Sunny spells
across the board, with light winds, it will feel pleasant in that
sunshine as well. On Thursday, more of the same, really. Is chilly start
in rural parts, through the day, if you're isolated showers possible,
but it is the north-west of Scotland were the greatest risk of showers.
Temperatures again breaching a high of about 23.
Our main story, the Government orders an inquiry into the
contaminated blood scandal. More than 2000 people died after being
given the products in the 1970s and 80s. That is all from the BBC News
at six. I will be back at ten with the latest over on BBC One but from
all of us here, goodbye.