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i the ithe sun here, but strength of the sun here, but elsewhere, particularly england and wales, very high levels of uv, this is about as about as strong as it gets here in the uk. and it will continue. some fairweather cloud bubbling up, and it would be remiss of not bubbling up, and it would be remiss of. not to mention the small of me not to mention the small chance of a thundery downpours eight in the day because of the heat. east anglia and the south—east the most likely areas for this. elsewhere, an uncomfortable night for most of us for sleeping tonight, and again tomorrow looks hot and dry for many, although the cooler air creep south gci’oss although the cooler air creep south across scotland and northern ireland in particular. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: government staff are being drafted in to manage the response to the grenfell tower fire following fierce criticism. a team of civil servants has been embedded in the council office after residents complained they have received little help. church services take place
across the country to remember those affected by the blaze. the. queen; fagggch ti; fg’rﬁiﬁévif’ " w’” to allow mps more time to scrutinise brexit legislation. it has been described as an unusual move. at least 43 people are killed in a forest fire in central portugal which continues to spread. many of the victims burned to death in their vehicles, trapped by the flames. claims of growing inequality across britain 7 a new report says the gap between rich and poor is getting wider. they estimate 1% of the population owns 14% of the assets —— 40%. before the papers, a full round up from the bbc sport centre. good morning to you. after day three at golf‘s us open, england's tommy fleetwood remains firmly in contention at the top of the leaderboard. he sits just one shot behind the overall leader, brian harman, going into the final round in wisconsin.
adam wild reports. for tommy fleetwood, there is plenty to smile about. for getting amongst the leaders in wisconsin is one thing, staying there is quite another. this weekend, it is a crowded place. still, he was making his presence felt, progressing steadily in the right direction. for others, that didn't appear to be the case, but here forjustin thomas, even going in the wrong direction can work out perfectly in the end. his round of 9—under par is a tournament record and was enough to put him for the moment ahead of the rest. while he flourished, others floundered. england's paul casey's hopes of staying in contention lost somewhere in that deep, deep rough. they call day three moving day — there was now plenty of that on the leaderboard and with shots like this, the american brian harman was heading towards the very top. fleetwood remains in the crowd, just one stroke behind, plenty still to smile about, but the us open has
rarely been more open. adam wild, bbc news. this is my first time in contention in a major, so whatever happens, i'll be doing my best and seeing how well i can finish and that's that, really. that's all you can do. but it will be a pleasure to go out on a sunday trying to win a major. proud of the way i hung in deer today. i got off to a pretty good start. that was nice. struck it well. i had a couple of putts that could have gone but didn't. warren gatland has named his side to face the chiefs on tuesday, and has included all six controversial call—ups he made yesterday as replacements. ireland hooker rory best captains the side, with the bulk of the squad that beat the maori all blacks yesterday not playing
so they can prepare for the first test against the all blacks next saturday. gatland says those involved on tuesday will be playing for themselves and for the whole squad. we brought you scotland's historic win over australia yesterday morning and that was just the start of it as england completed a 2—0 series victory over argentina after winning the second test in santa fe. full—back mike brown broke clear before producing a brilliant off load to send piers francis over for a great try before half time. england went on to win 35—25, but eddiejones‘s squad was missing 30 of their best players, he said, largely due to the lions tour. very pleased. today we found a way to win, we were outgunned in the first half, second half, we came back in the forwards, particularly, and scrums and our maul defence improved and that got us back in the game and then our ability to score off their mistakes i thought was fantastic. india take on arch—rivals pakistan in the champions trophy final this afternoon. india were the easy winners when the two sides met in the group stages.
but with tickets at a premium for the match and talk of over half a billion people watching the game on tv, everyone's hoping for a classic at the oval later. i don't see any relevance of the first game here because you can never tell how a particular team starts a tournament. some teams start very confidently and they fade off, some teams may not have the best starts and they come back amazingly, which pakistan have done. everyone is aware of the kind of talent they have in their team. i said before the edgbaston game, i thought they were really calm, but they're very excited right now and there's a hell of a good vibe in that dressing room. so let's hope we can put together our a game tomorrow because if we can, i said it before the england game, if we put our a game together and we do the basics well, we can beat anyone. johanna konta could become the first british woman since virginia wade 40 years ago at wimbledon to win a tour event on home soil. she's reached the final of the nottingham open after coming through in straight sets
against magdalena rybarikova of slovakia. it's the first time the british number one has reached a grass court final. she'll face croatia's donna vekic, ranked 70th in the world. the draw for queens which starts tomorrow will see defending champion andy murray face fellow brit aljaz bedene in the first round. murray beat him in the second round last year. that's all the sport. now on bbc news, here's the papers. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are journalist sean dilley and political commentator vincent moss. let us take a look at the front pages starting with... the observer claims that the government repeatedly
failed to act on fire safety warnings before the fire at grenfell tower. the express leads with the queen's response to the fire, praising her majesty for calming the nation. the sunday mirror labels the duke of cambridge the "prince of compassion“ fwthfmb- the sunday telegraph says theresa may could face a leadership challenge from within her own party if she waters down brexit. the sunday times reports that senior conservative figures have told the prime minister she has ten days to improve her performance orface a confidence vote in the party. let us begin. a great deal to talk about. the paper is dominated by g re nfell tower. about. the paper is dominated by grenfell tower. perhaps we should start with the sunday telegraph, the headline, the inferno response is not good enough, admits the prime minister. a statement of the obvious, sean? i do not suppose when people have such an appalling
experience there will be enough that would satisfy what we would want, but it has appeared to be very disjointed on the ground. when the prime minister is admitting people have not been visible enough, a £5 have not been visibleen'oughraﬁ have not been visible'en'oughreﬁ emergency have nbt been visible'en'bughreﬁ emergency budget so people million emergency budget so people can get food and clothing on the spot, - admitted that maybe she spot, and admitted that maybe she did not do entirely the right thing, well, again, it probably is the worst time for the prime minister, ultimately. it is eeen ultimately. it is eyen yyorse lor but ultimately, it is even worse for the poor people without homes. vincent, one has to unpack it a little bit, there is the presentation aspect of what went wrong and the practical aspects. that is right. theresa may with her mea culpa has realised that notjust her but the local council has not performed well. the initial response of the services was of the emergency services was but - follow—up has outstanding but the follow—up has been poor and people - seen the been poor and people have seen the pictures. the been poor and people have seen the pictures i the bbc of the huge pictures on the bbc of the huge amount ofaid pictures on the bbc of the huge
amount of aid - came in but it amount of aid that came in but it was even apparent on the pictures that it. not being very well and that is where distributed and that is where perhaps the army could have come in and some of that aid - probably and some of that aid will probably not get to the people, some will be perishable. the follow—up has been pooh perishable. the follow—up has been poor. that is why she has tried to put some of it right now but she is very much behind the pace and it is going to be very difficult for her this week. she has to get a grip on the situation. she put civil servants in but this is a time when a prime minister needs to show leadership and i think the may has very lacking. just to add, sir been very lacking. just to add, sir craig oliver, who was director of at downing street communications at downing street under david cameron, has said because downing street. been so because downing street has been so hollowed out, nobody really was able say, you are losing compassion. to say, you are losing compassion. she has been criticised widely in the media for what has been branded a lack of compassion. hollowed out, a task. at cemeassieee ,
do you mean? fiona hill and what do you mean? fiona hill and nick timothy, having to resign, as a result of tensions within the conservative party, concerns that number 10 had too much power compared to an elected mps, but ultimately, because it is a compromised parliament, whatever happens, in the lead up to the queen's speech, and it is not a political statement at all, the prime minister's position and the conservative party have been hugely weakened and ultimately, the suggestion is, it is far too soon. ba rwell barwell coming in as - chief gavin barwell coming in as the chief of staff. she is in a dinghy on her own. i do - know if you agree? ewe !c!e net knee! if yeu agree? . , much ww". !c!e net keew if yeu agree? . , much so. ww". !c!e net keew if yeu agree? . , ‘ much so. before we www !ww wwt icwww if yeu agree? . , ‘ much so. before we move yes, very much so. before we move on, do you think the prime minister can make up for lost ground now?m is very difficult. she has a tricky week ahead. she is starting to try to get into the right territory, the
invitation to downing street to the victims yesterday. people want more resources and potentially more money. the government has offered £5 million. the local community are saying it is not enough so we may see the figure up. moving on to the observer and its front pages about more about the warnings there had been. this is why it is such a tragic event. it does appear to have been entirely avoidable. their headline, revealed — the tower block fire ministers ignored. fire warnings ministers ignored. this is interesting. can i say, it is damning, the secretary of the all—party parliamentary group, ronnie king, a firefighter of ronnie king- a firefightemfis‘r a man who knows the fire he has said the government industry, he has said the government ignored calls for sprinklers and he has pointed out the fact even in schools they have called for scheels they have callesrferr — ~ to seheets they have geese; — ~ to be there and he would sprinklers to be there and he would argue it would potentially save lives? interestingly, we have to say
that he appears to be the vice chairman of the national fire sprinkler network and i think it is important to declare that interest, it does not appear to be mentioned in the newspapers today. ultimately, if this was preventable, even more questions, i think, if this was preventable, even more questions, ithink, will if this was preventable, even more questions, i think, will be asked. put more pressure on theresa may. yes, all the sunday papers are looking at the minutiae of what happened and what went wrong and looking at issues were warnings couldn't be ignored in the observer is in that territory, saying this could have happened. the mail on sunday has a revelation that even the manufacturers of the cladding at the manufacturers of the cladding at the centre of the blame game say it should not have been used on buildings more than ten metres high and grenfell buildings more than ten metres high and gre nfell tower buildings more than ten metres high and grenfell tower is 67 metres high. this will i come out and grenfell tower is 67 metres high. this will. come out in and grenfell tower is 67 metres high. this will i come out in the high. this will all come out in the looming public inquiry but already the sunday papers are looking back and saying, look at what went wrong,
where lessons to be learned? that was a phrase used by the leader of the council, kensington and chelsea. —— you said. lessons need to be learnt, but we hear this platitude spoken after every horrific action. lessons to spoken after every horrific action. lessons - to be learnt. there is to be accountability. the met going to be accountability. the met police ‘ saying police commander saying where arrests are police commander saying where arrests a re necessary, police commander saying where arrests are necessary, they will happen. but as the country, we need to be careful because there is a lwa ys to be careful because there is always the knee jerk reaction somebody must. in trouble. somebody must get in trouble. yes, absolutely, if someone has done something wrong, - is why it is have the public inquiry important to have the public inquiry led by an independentjudge. one of the other areas is the chelsea tenant 's chelsea tenant '5 management and chelsea tenant 's management responsible for this. i organisation responsible for this. i used to live very close to grenfell tower, i could see it from my window, even though it was a bedroom window, even thougbjtwasa! flat, i was under the
private flat, i was under the management organisation and even thenit management organisation and even then it was overly bureaucratic and managed and it was very under managed and it was very difficult when it - to difficult when it came to repairs because they have an approved list of and there were of contractors and there were arguments the of contractors and there were arguments - the quality of arguments about the quality of repairs and why you could not get your own repairs and why you could not get your own contractor and one repairs and why you could not get your own contractor and one reason your own contractor and one reason was because it was a very formalised bureaucratic structure and there will have to be significant changes in the way the organisation is run. if those tenants and tenants of other blocks have raised concerns they i not listen... they are and they did not listen... they are not here to defend themselves but we will say the allegation, i am sure we look forward to a statement from them to defend themselves as quickly as possible, and i am sure questions will be asked and answered, but the allegation is they saved £6,200 using the inferior cladding and the company... what happens is, when they are heated, as vincent said, they are heated, as vincent said, they are heated, as vincent said, they are supposed to be used up to ten meters. yes. when fire hits
them, they melt and drip downwards them thev ggj; ggg gg'g ggggggggg also is them thev ggj; ggg gg'g ggggggggg also - is another aspect and and also there is another aspect and i believe the observer goes into it, they were due fire inspection by the f "f ’$ fire brigade and the london fire brigade and the allegation is that as a result of fire cuts, lots of fire inspections that otherwise would have happened not happened. if that is true, that otherwise would have happened reallyt happened. if that is true, that otherwise would have happened really would ened. if that is true, that otherwise would have happened really would be d. if that is true, that otherwise would have happened really would be damning. 5 true, that otherwise would have happened 1 really would be damning. indeed. it really would be damning. indeed. let me take you to pages two and let me take you ' to nag es'two a nd of the observer, you can see three of the observer, you can see there... this is an interview that has been carried out with the london commissioner, dany cotton, all the decisions she had to take about the decisions she had to take to send in - 100 about the decisions she had to take to send in. 100 members of her to send'iﬁthe tﬂﬁ'me'm bers'oftrer into the burning building and teamintothe'bmnﬁng bnitdtng—and risk, the stress, the anxiety the risk, the stress, the anxiety about that, quite a - piece.
about that, quite a moving piece. she was very much front and centre of explaining to the public what was going on. one of the things many people, especially if you have visited new york and other major cities, you will see the tall in new york, for example, buildings, in new york, for example, they have exterior fire escapes where you see them in all of the famous films and there was no access like that, as well as no sprinklers. the firemen are incredibly brave. but you come back to the issue in terms of fire safety, a big role of firefighters, because fires are relatively rare, why were there not more protected measures especially on higher floors? returning to their heroism of the emergency services, any and heroism of the emergency services, a ny a nd safety heroism of the emergency services, any - and safety that is any health and safety that is possible is there, they have the very best kit, i think we are reminded also with the london terror attack in policing, the ambulance service, the fire brigade here, when
these most horrific things happen, when the city, the country is on its and we are runnin awa knees and we are running away rightly from danger, these are the men and women running towards that danger and it is interesting, you are seeing a sea change of people saying, thank you. i think it is right to say that because we read harrowing accounts of a firefighter having to decide whether to save a lady and her baby or to save other residents. somebody was going to die. can you imagine being in that situation? these people are people and... that is exactly what dany cotton, the commissioner, is saying, m ﬁgr realised she was sending her she realised she was sending her tea m she realised she was sending her team into a very risky situation but she felt there were lives to be saved in the building, they had to go in. we should never forget, this is what they do and why they do it. looking at the front page of the express now, the queen calms a
shaken nation, this is again about her visit to the site in west london. it is interesting because the queen is held in great respect and regard, but she is not known as somebody who shows empathy or emotion. yet, actually, this seems to be the figure she has become. very much so. even her break with tradition to talk about the difficult times and how the nation has remained resolute in the face of adversity and her visit as well and those of the duke of cambridge as well, very moving and showing humanity and compassion. unfortunately for the prime minister, even critics within her own party, they felt she was unable to show that. and the fact the royal family were able to go to the estate quite comfortably, it gives the lie to the claim is coming out from the government that there were security concerns about the prime minister
going there because all of the other senior mps have been able to go there. the prime minister visited eventually, a belated visit and a very controlled visit which has dogged her premiership so far, this intense control which people are now starting to react against. i think you will see with the queen's speech on wednesday, and other potentially very controlled event, talk of more protests on the streets of london, andl protests on the streets of london, and i think that is part of the problem. whether theresa may can re i nve nt problem. whether theresa may can reinvent herself to show she is more empathetic, more humane and spontaneous, i doubt it. she is in a very difficult place. i agree. the queen has said very few words but she is very much the start of this because people can see into her heart —— the star. i do not think anyone would suggest theresa may is seen anyone would suggest theresa may is seenin anyone would suggest theresa may is seen in human, that she would not care... it is the response. she has
been branded in some media reports as lacking humanity. people are saying it. i do not think in reality people would think she does not care. unfortunately, politics and... it is her ability to express it, the optics, a westminster cliche. she is coming across very poorly, as are ce ntre coming across very poorly, as are centre . the government in the the centre of the government in the way they have managed the operation. it is true, but i think other politicians have said she lacked humanity and they need to be michael portillo said that, careful. michael portillo said that, you are right. former kensington mp, of course. let us move on from the terrible tragedy, but talk a little more about the prime minister because the telegraph, it's other front—page story, may faces a threat of stalking horse leadership challenge. how is of stalking horse leadership challenge. how - is that? challenge. how credible is that? yes, in terms of growing
unpopularity, that i true. i was unpopularity, that is true. i was talking this week the conservative ministers and their view is, yes, it is bad, ministers and their view is, yes, it is - bad, but she got us into is very bad, but she got us into this mess, and at the moment, the view earlier in the week was, we her to get us out of it. there want her to get us out of it. there are all of want her to get us out of it. there are all- of problems with a are all sorts of problems with a leadership challenge, a new conservative leader and prime minister, they would be unelected, into the whole - theresa may into the whole territory theresa may was in, seeking a personal mandate. nobody wants a second general election within a year, not least because the conservative party fear because the conservative party feaw might because the conservative party fear might lose. even those who want they might lose. even those who want to get rid of theresa may in the conservative party, they realise it could precipitate another general election and jeremy corbyn could be prime minister. there is no doubt the telegraph is right to highlight the telegraph is right to highlight the fact there is never this and unhappiness within the conservative party and critically within the grassroots - mps are meeting this
grassroots that mps are meeting this weekend at the various - and weekend at the various social and events who are very unhappy with theresa may. also, there are a of interesting things in this couple of interesting things in this report on the telegraph, you do not need a stalking horse, 48 letters sent to the 1922 committee, formed in1923, a sent to the 1922 committee, formed in 1923, a little fact! it was the 1923 parliament. this powerful group 1925 parflament. his pow‘eﬁul group backbench conservative mps who of backbench conservative mps who hold the leadership to account, they would be duty—bound to trigger the leadership election. who would run? who would not be a stalking horse at the moment? the same names, they would emerge, in terms of boris johnson, various others. i do not get a johnson, various others. i do not geta sense... johnson, various others. i do not get a sense... you would need 48 letters, 15% of the current... we are political geeks! and a very good thing too. let me take you to a related story, they are all related.
the front page of the observer, business leaders pressed the pm to rethink a hard brexit. negotiations start tomorrow. the telegraph was saying that if theresa may slackens on brexit, all hell will break loose. the observer is applying the pressure the other way from business leaders. am i being cynical? there isa leaders. am i being cynical? there is a cabinet split at the moment with the chancellor, philip hammond, who was supposedly not . be the who was supposedly not to be the chancellor, had there have been a bigger majority. the prime minister and philip hammond do not exactly see eye to eye on various issues. if you look at the conservative party for the last 30, 40 years, europe and the eu have been the single defining issue that has torn apart the party. yes, the observer, the most newspapers, most pro—european newspapers, highlighting it. it is notjust big business, particularly stuart rose,
the conservative pier and the chairman of ocado, it is the fact theresa may l reality cannot theresa may in reality cannot probably get a hard brexit passed her own cabinet, probably get a hard brexit passed herown cabinet, her probably get a hard brexit passed her own cabinet, her own party, the country. a survey today probably the country. a survey today saying 69% of people are not in favour of a hard brexit. it does look very difficult for theresa may because there is probably a growing majority within notjust parliament, the house of commons, her own party and the cabinet, but the general public as well, an argument people do not want. cliff edge brexit do not want the cliff edge'brefrt thatis do not want the cliff edge'brefrt that is another of the many and that is another of the many headaches theresa may will face in the week ahead. it will look a bit bizarre if she was saying before the general election the british public have spoken and it is very clear what is wanted and now it slightly you're not there bea u—turn, be a u—turn, vincent? be a u-turn, vincent? a would be a u—turn, vincent?‘ softening of the - let us softening of the position! let us and with something a little nicer.
it is sweltering outside. and with something a little nicer. it is sweltering outsidelj and with something a little nicer. it is sweltering outside. i love wearing suits! i will be in shorts in ten minutes. a happy picture, east sussex, at a pool. in ten minutes. a happy picture, east sussex, at a _ pool. do east sussex, at a swimming pool. do we complain - much? personally we complain too much? personally speaking, i - rather go out into speaking, i would rather go out into boiling hot weather every day you can get air because you can get air conditioning. the heating bills are we need something to lift the lower. we need something to lift the mood. driving this morning in people are smiling. we need london, people are smiling. we need a bit of that. the telegraph talking about the hottest june - records about the hottestjune since records began. if there is a lido near you, people will want to be in it. thank you very much. that is it for the
papers. thanks to sean and vincent. just a reminder, we take a look at tomorrow s front pages every evening at 10.40pm here on bbc news. another hot day for the vast majority across the uk. as a consequence, temperatures, just as yesterday, escalating into the high 20s, even the low 30s. we are likely to beat these values by a degree or so. plenty of pictures being sent in. the beacons. so. plenty of pictures being sent in. the- beacons. this is in. the brecon beacons. this is solihull. plenty- of in. the brecon beacons. this is solihull. plenty - of the solihull. plenty more of the sunshine will follow. the satellite picture, cloud from the weather front across the north—west, not all the sunshine, but quite a will enjoy the sunshine, but quite a bit around. misty low cloud first thing, that has burnt off. this th'né the? see eefreetl thie more erna the? hie eefreetl thie more significant, weather front morersignifieang
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golf fan over in the uk. —— van over in the uk. overnight, the fine weather continues. the weather front migrates further south. we will notice, if you found last night and co mforta ble, notice, if you found last night and comfortable, more so tonight more widely england comfortable, more so tonight more widely - england and comfortable, more so tonight more widely- england and wales widely across england and wales as the humidity continues to rise and the humidity continues to rise and the hot air will stay with us in the half of especially in the southern half of uk over the next few days. the uk over the next few days. up the uk over the next few days. up further north. the freshening up further north. the front coming south on monday weather front coming south on monday ! tuesday. we are still with the and tuesday. we are still with the heat, even into the high 20s by tuesday further south. as ever, more the website. this is bbc news. the headlines at 10am: government staff are being drafted in to manage the response to the grenfell tower
fire, following fierce criticism. this community has been mine for my whole life and i have never been scared until recently with the renovation and the gentrification of the area. people are scared they will lose their homes and lose their immunity and theirarea. church services take place across the country to remember those affected by the blaze. the queen's speech to parliament next year is to be cancelled to allow mps more time to scrutinise brexit legislation. at least 43 people are killed in a forest fire in central portugal, which continues to spread. claims of growing inequality across britain — a new report says the gap between rich and poor is getting wider.