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Ireland's new Prime Minister shows frustration at the pace
of Brexit talks, saying "the clock is ticking".
On his first official visit to Northern Ireland,
Leo Varadkar warns against economic barriers between the UK and Ireland,
At a time when Brexit threatens to drive a wedge between North and
We need to build more bridges and fewer borders.
The future of the Irish border is a key part
of talks with Brussels, but the Taioseoch says so far,
We'll have the latest from Belfast and Westminster.
President Trump dismisses allegations of Russian links
with his election campaign as "total fabrication".
BA warns holidaymakers of delays at European airports,
ahead of one of the busiest travel weekends of the summer.
Football star Neymar, is unveiled at his new club,
but can any player be worth close to ?200 million?
And the drama school producing some of Britain's best black actors.
We talk to Star Wars' John Boyega, about fame and success.
There's a purpose and a value, making others see
You've got to break glass ceilings to do that.
And coming up later in the hour in BBC News,
in World Athletics Sportsday, we will look forward to the
first day of competition at the London Stadium,
Good evening, and welcome to the BBC News at Six.
Ireland's Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar, says Britain must soon
address, the key issue of the status of the Irish border after Brexit,
He says he doesn't want economic barriers, between Britain
and Ireland, and is calling for 'unique solutions,' to preserve
After Brexit, Ireland will have the EU's only
Our Ireland Correspondent Chris Buckler reports.
Leo Varadker crossed the Irish border for the first time
as Ireland's Prime Minister to set out his concerns about what could
He arrived in Belfast having upset unionists with recent
But inside Queens University today, the new Taoiseach was keen to talk
At a time when Brexit threatens to drive a wedge
between North and South, between Britain and Ireland,
we need to build more bridges and fewer borders.
He is a Taioseoch of a new generation.
The referendum over the Good Friday Agreement
marked the first time he was eligible to vote.
He said the challenge of this generation is Brexit and again
he challenged those he called the Brexiteers to come up
with proposals to ease the problems posed by new borders.
They have already had 14 months to do so, which should have been
ample time to come up with detailed proposals.
But if they cannot, and I believe they cannot,
then we can start to talk meaningfully about solutions that
For example, if the United Kingdom doesn't want to stay
in the customs union, perhaps there can be an EU UK
And if it was to end up being a so-called hard Brexit,
no one is sure how trade and movement could be monitored,
along a border which has scores of open roads.
When people talk about the Irish border of the past, they tend
to refer to the years of The Troubles, when huge security
This is actually the dividing line between the countries,
There's going to be some form of border because the UK won't want
people going into the South of Ireland and using it
I've never seen before, you know, I was too young.
I didn't see the border but I can imagine that it won't be good.
But there are some unionists in Northern Ireland who feel that the
Taioseoch is interfering and even scaremongering. There is no binary
solution, and language like hard Brexiteers does not work for
anybody. Leo Varadkar knows there
are many interests. A Brexit deal that's good for the UK
is likely to be important on both Chris Buckler, BBC News,
Northern Ireland. Let's speak to our political
correspondent Alex Forsyth who's Alex, what have the British
government been saying? Is there any response from them?
There is recognition that Brexit could have a significant impact on
Ireland because of the unique circumstances. It will have the own
the land border between the UK and the EU and there was a sense of
frustration from the Irish Prime Minister at what he sees as a lack
of progress on this issue, but the British government says they have
been working on this poor year and I have had discussions with the
European Union -- working on this for a year and they have had
discussions. They say they want frictionless trade and no hard
border but what is not clear is how exactly to get there. We had
suggestions from the Irish Prime Minister, a bespoke custom stale,
but that would cause concern about Brexiteers worried about how that
will affect UK's ability to do trade deals with other countries. What
matters is how the UK Government is having to balance competing views
and demands in Westminster, in Ireland and with 26 other EU
countries, and the government says this issue is a priority, but
putting something at the tub at the list doesn't make it any easier to
resolve. -- the top of the list. Alex, thanks for joining us.
Donald Trump is coming under increasing pressure,
over allegations that members of his campaign team,
colluded with Russia in last year's US Presidential election.
The special prosecutor investigating the claims,
has convened a Grand Jury, which is a first step to bringing
The President has always denied the allegations,
telling supporters last night they're 'a total fabrication'.
Our North America Editor Jon Sopel reports.
Donald Trump! Donald Trump is never happier than when he is out of
Washington, this is where he belongs. An adoring crowd in West
Virginia, the problems of Russia, collusion, special councils and
grandeur is a long way from these country roads. The Russia story is a
total fabrication. It is just an excuse for the greatest loss in the
history of American politics. That's all it is. He didn't mention the
special counsel by name, but had him in your sights when he said this. I
just hope that the final determination is a truly honest one.
A grand jury is made up of members of the public meeting behind closed
doors to consider the evidence that has been gathered. They can force
people to testify and to hand over evidence, and they will decide
whether the material is Tom enough to proceed to a criminal trial but
crucially they don't decide if a potential defendant is innocent or
guilty, that is done by a conventional jury. Of course it
might be that the grandeur really meeting at this courthouse will come
to the conclusion that the evidence doesn't add up to much and there is
no need for further action, but the fact that a grand jury has been
called is a sign that this investigation is intensifying and
will last a good deal longer yet. And the other worry for the Trump
entourage is the scope of the inquiry, that it will spread, and
that is a source of you're in, and another is the endless damaging and
revealing links from within the administration and today the
Attorney General announced a new crackdown. This nation must end this
cultural leaks and we will investigate and seek to bring
criminals to justice and we will not allow rogue anonymous sources with
security clearances to sell out our country. The president today visited
the Federal emergency centre to look at plans for dealing with
hurricanes, it is hurricane season, and with these grand jury one could
soon be barrelling towards Donald Trump. -- with this grand jury.
Health chiefs in the north west of England say they've found
suitable accommodation for a severely disturbed teenager
whose plight prompted a senior judge to speak out about the state
of mental health provision in the UK.
The teenager, known only as Girl X, is due too be
released from a secure unit, later this month.
But until today, no care had been made available for her.
Our Home Affairs Correspondent Danny Shaw is here.
The latest is that the bed has been found for the girl and she is likely
to be released in ten days, but the concern was that if she was freed
into the community she would attempt to kill herself within 24-48 hours,
such as the severity of the mental health problems that she has. The
advice from experts was that she needs to be sent to a therapeutic
environment, where she can be cared for, for between a year and 18
months, but no bed could be found. And the head of the family courts in
England and Wales Sir James Munby was scathing yesterday in his
assessment of provision and said that he felt ashamed and embarrassed
at the fact that nothing could be done for this girl. That appears to
have spurred the authorities into taking action because tonight we
have had a statement from NHS England sank after extensive
assessments bed has been found in a safe and appropriate care setting
which will meet the needs of the girl and the bed will be available
before her release date. It has to be approved by the court and I
understand the hearing will take place on Monday but it raises
questions for the why has it prompted the intervention from a
senior judge for this to happen, and how many other cases that we don't
know about are there? Danny, thanks for joining us.
A British computer expert, who helped stop a worldwide cyber
attack which hit the NHS, is to appear in court America,
Marcus Hutchins, who's 23 and from Devon, will face
a judge in Las Vegas, accused of six counts of creating
and distributing malware, to steal bank details.
Four members of a police helicopter crew, accused of filming naked
sunbathers and a couple having sex, have been cleared of
They argued that it was another member of their team
who filmed people and they were not present
PC Pogmore has admitted misconduct in a public office.
He's become the most expensive player in the history of football.
Brazilian star player Neymar has completed a record ?200 million
transfer deal with Paris Saint-Germain.
But speaking to our Sports News Correspondent Richard Conway,
he insisted it's not all about the money.
Neymar, finally in Paris with the ball and the world at his feet.
At ?200 million, his transfer from Barcelona
And when his wages are included the total bill
The Brazilian star told me today he has followed his heart
Lots of people saying that perhaps you are doing this for the money.
TRANSLATION: I did not come over here for the money.
I came here for the motivation, the challenge, and the challenges.
In Paris this morning, fans were happy to part with their cash.
Hundreds of them queued for hours to buy the new Neymar shirt.
The club is backed by the country of Qatar's vast wealth.
But its president thinks he's bagged a bargain.
I would love to see in one year if it is too much or not.
Today, until now, just in five hours, we sold already merchandise
Neymar has been a star for both club and country from a young age.
But critics of this megadeal point to the vast sums involved
and there are questions over whether he is merely
a pawn in Qatar's efforts to spread its influence
The man at the centre of it all, though, insists
What will be success to you at this club,
How would you say that you have made it here,
The titles, I came over here to make history.
PSG want Neymar to spark a new sporting revolution for them.
And leaving the stadium tonight, he was greeted
Ireland's new Prime Minister warns against economic barriers
between the UK and Ireland, that he says would harm everyone.
I'm at the London stadium for the World Athletics Championships and
tonight Mo Farah will attempt to win the 10,000 metre final for the third
consecutive time. Coming up in Sportsday on BBC News,
England's cricketers in trouble at Old Trafford with wickets falling
on the opening day of the fourth They're young, British,
and taking on Hollywood. A new generation of black actors,
including John Boyega in the blockbuster Star Wars,
have been trained at the Identity Established in 2003,
it now boasts a roster of talent, The British Film Institute has
identified a lack of diversity Colleen Harris has been to meet some
of the school's stars that are trying to break
the industry's glass ceiling. They're some of the British faces
breaking into Hollywood - an industry under scrutiny
over its lack of diversity. Before hitting the big time
with Star Wars, John Boyega began his career at the Identity
School of Acting - then a small I went to see the school
and to meet John. It's a family environment
identity, but at the same time there's
a discipline that kind of mirrors what it's
like in the industry
after being in it now. So they teach you what
it's like to work. How much about what you do
is about breaking glass ceilings? And there's purpose
in everything, I feel there is a value in making others
see themselves in a better way. You have got to break
glass ceilings to Today, it's thriving and open
to all, but the school opened 14 years ago
as Britain's first Its founder Femi Oguns also set up
an agency with it to For me, rather than
join the chorus of complaint, I decided,
you know what, we need to do something about
and this is something we developed in the school.
We developed this whole sense of worth.
You have to celebrate your sense of purpose and
you have to realise that you the architect
Another identity graduate, Letitia Wright, will
soon appear in cinemas in the new Marvel Black
She says the school instills a sense of confidence and self-belief.
We went into audition rooms not looking at the colour of our skin,
but looking at our talent and I remember when I
was the only black girl in the room, but I never
felt inferior, I felt I
had something to offer and the role turned
from a Caucasian girl to a
black girl, because our agents made that fight to say, why not?
That attitude helped launch Malachi Kirby.
His portrayal of Kunta Kinte in the Roots
remake has been highly praised by critics.
My way of fighting is through my art.
By not accepting that there are roles that for one won't
be given to me and there's like stories that I want to tell and
there are stories that I believe I know how to tell and they're not
Capitalising on its talent, 60% of Identity's clients are now working
But here the work continues and John Boyega
It hasn't been easy and we fought for this and now we are here
and we are ready to expand through drama schools, other means,
expand the opportunity to others and that's
A movement that's nurturing the next Hollywood success.
Airlines are urging British holiday-makers at European airports
to allow extra time to get through security and passport
It's one of the busiest times of the year and Ryanair
is suggesting there could be queues of up to three hours.
The EU has been struggling to impliment tighter security controls.
British Airways and Easyjet have also been issuing travel advice.
Dan over to you. Yes, the thing is, Clive, there are not queues every
where and there are not delays all the time. I have spoke to loads of
passengers who arrived back in Britain without a problem. That is
why it is difficult to predict the issues. That is why airlines are
reminding passengers to be at airports in time. Some people have
missed flights. The new security checks were brought in after the
attacks in Europe. The point is to stop terrorists and criminals
getting on flights. But it means checking every passenger against
more security databases and that is taking longer. There are expected to
be delays this weekend, because it is very busy and the pressure's
grown as we have got towards holiday time. In the next two days it is
thought 10 million passengers will travel through European airports.
Thank you for that. Residents who survived
the Grenfell Tower disaster had their final chance today
to submit ideas for the scope and remit of the public
inquiry into the tragedy. It's expected there'll be
hundreds of suggestions, but there are still fears
the inquiry won't be Our Home Affairs Correspondent
Tom Symonds reports. Day after day the names of Grenfell
victims are confirmed. This man, the chairman
of Grenfell Tower inquiry, Sir Martin Morre-Bick has to answer
those questions, but when he asked the
community what other topics he could consider,
he got a rough ride. This I why it is so
important to get the terms of reference right
and for you to tell me We did and then you
dismissed them on TV. I think you mis-remembered
what I said. Thomasina has been in a hotel
since the fire, caught between her old life before Grenfell
and an unknown new one. This is what she wants
from the inquiry. Well the community, we need
specific answers so we can We need that closure
to start healing, but the underlining issues, social housing,
fire regulations, building regulations, the idea that
the government are putting profits before people, these
are nationwide issues. The judge has to achieve a balance
between those wider issues, potentially a huge task,
and simply explaining the fire, Next week, he will make his private
recommendations to the Two weeks from now,
she is expected to make public her decisions on the inquiry's remit
and she has the final decision. In September, the inquiry's
due to begin work and within a year,
the Chairman says he will
produce an interim report. It is the judge's job of course
to find the facts of this tragedy, but the police will
have to prosecute anyone responsible and it's likely their job
will take priority, which means if there
are prosecutions the inquiry
could be delayed. But keeping the community on side
could be one of his biggest There is a lot of anger,
a lot of emotion and I entirely understand why it should be,
so we are going to continue The community has a right to be
part of the process. That does not compromise
impartiality at all. This was one of the
world's worst tower block fires in modern times, now
struggle for an explanation begins. It's the first day of England's
final cricket test against South Africa at Old Trafford,
with the England skipper Joe Root's innings taking him
beyond 5,000 test runs. He's the third youngest
player to do so. And in the last few
minutes, Ben Stokes also Moments ago England were 252-6 and
need just a draw to win the series. In the next half hour,
the World Athletics Championships will get under way in London,
and tonight the sell-out crowd will see Usain Bolt run
in the 100 metre heats, in his last competitive
tournament before retiring. Mo Farah's also running
in the 10,000 metre finals. Well Natalie Pirks is
at the London Stadium. Good evening. Good evening. It is
five years to the day since that wall of sound here on so
super-Saturday in the Olympics. Organisers hope the fans will
replicate that atmosphere. Mo Farah says that was the moment he career
took off. And this will be his penultimate appearance. Has it
really been five years? Mo Fara for Britain it is gold. The greatest
night in British athletics, capped off by the run of Mo's life. Back
tonight he will begin his long goodbye. I'm so excited. Gutted it
is his last one. But I'm glad I'm here. He never gives up and he tries
to encourage others. Couldn't sleep last night. The third time we have
seen him. Can't wait. In a post Olympics year results often dip and
the target of at least six medals was set before Greg Rutherford
pulled out. Expectations may need to be managed. Anybody's in the top
five or six of these Championships, we should celebrate. Because it is
going to be difficult to get on that podium. So I'm keeping my fingers
crossed we can sneak a couple of medals. I'm counting about five. If
we do, we have done a good job. The British anthem may not be played as
much as we like, but one anthem we won't hear - Russia is still banned
following evidence of state-sponsored doping. 19 Russians
will be competing as neutral. This competitor is confident fans will
know their heritage. Everybody who is coming to compete in London from
Russia, we know where we are from and everybody knows that we are a
team. It doesn't matter which flag they will see in the stadium. So
inside and I'm sure all spectators know where we are from. So Mo might
be the highlight, but he is not the only one saying goodbye. Usain Bolt
will run-in the heats of 100 metres before his last ever individual
final tomorrow. From the 10,000 metres to just 10 seconds, blink and
we'll miss them. The reason the noise has gone up, Britain's women's
relay team have accepted an upgraded silver and two bronze medals from
past World Championships. Christine Ohurougu is now Britain's most
decorated track and field athlete. The noise will only go up thurt as
the night goes on. Time for a look at the weather,
here's Stav Danaos. A bit of weather for the athletics
coming up. The pressure chart, this low pressure has brought us a lot of
showers and windy weather has been moving away. This feature moving in
will bring some heavy showers to central parts of the UK through
Saturday. Before that point, a lot of showers will fade away tonight.
By the end of the night that cluster of showers is in western areas,
particularly in Wales. Saturday starts off bright in central and
eastern areas. But the showers across Wales will move into the
Midlands and eastern parts and some may be heavy with thunder and gusty
winds. Some sunshine for the athletics tomorrow, but there could
be the odd shower in the afternoon. The showers clear away into the
evening and for many areas high pressure builds in and it will be a
chilly night. There is the high pressure that builds in during
Saturday night. But we have this feature that will move in to bring
wet and windy weather to Northern Ireland and western Scotland. Away
from the north-west corner, Sunday is the better day of the weekend,
dry with light winds and some sunshine and feeling pleasant in the
south-east. That weather front sinks south-east wards during Monday and
doesn't reach the far south-east until later on. It will remain
showery and breezy with sunshine. We are starting next week on that
showery note and midweek on high pressure comes in and drier and
brighter. Thank you. Our top story: Ireland's new Prime Minister has
shown frustration at the pace of Brexit talks.
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