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a retired appeal courtjudge will lead the public inquiry into the grenfell tower fire. he says it may not be as wide—ranging as some residents hope. the eyes —— ayes to the right 323, the noes to the lab 309. mp5 have the noes to the lab 309. mps have voted in favour of the queen ‘s speech. it set out the government's legislative programme for the next two years. no deal yet in northern ireland. the deadline for setting up a new power—sharing executive has passed — it's now extended until monday. one of the most senior figures in the catholic church who is accused of multiple counts of sexual abuse, the vatican treasurer cardinal george pell, says he'll take a leave of absence to fight the charges in australia. in a moment it will be time for sportsday, but first a look at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news... as kensington and chelsea council
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meet tonight for the first time since the grenfell fire, we'll get reaction to the appointment of sir martin moore—bick to lead an inquiry into the disaster. we'll have more on the queen's speech, which the house of commons voted for earlier this evening. and we'll hear how the residents of godolphin cross in cornwall contacted sheikh mohammed bin rashid al maktoum for help renovating their local church. that is all ahead on bbc news. now it is time for sports day. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'mjohn watson. coming up tonight... murray's worries mount, as injury forces him out of an exhibition match, with the start of wimbledon just days away. konta beats a grand slam champion to underline her own grand slam credentials. and warren gatland rings the changes, ahead of the must win second test with new zealand. hello and welcome.
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doubts remain over the form and fitness of the world number one, andy murray, with the start of wimbledonjust andy murray, with the start of wimbledon just days away, as injury forced him to pull out from an exhibition match tomorrow. murray had already pulled out of facing frenchman lucas pouille on tuesday at the hurlingham club in west london, but was due to play a second match there tomorrow. and after his first—round exit at queens it leaves murray drastically short of match time on grass heading into the third major of the year. russell fuller is the tennis correspondent for the bbc. a troublesome elbow and out of sore hip. this doesn't bode well going into wimbledon? not unusual to have aches and pains, he's had many before, highlighted more at this time of year because there is much more focus on him before wimbledon, and most players have some pains
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they are dealing with. but clearly given that history of injury this year annie had shingles as well, it's the last thing he wanted as he prepares to defend his wimbledon title. just one competitive match on grass this year. what are andy murray's chances realistically at wimbledon this year, as far as the successful defence of his title goes? it's very hard to say. we don't know how much of a problem this hip is. will it cause him pain, hinder his movement? to lose in the first round at queens to the world number 90 wasn't part of the plan. my number 90 wasn't part of the plan. my feeling all along is if murray is fit, given his record over the last five years, his form at the french 0pen five years, his form at the french open on clay is more destructive of his chances rather than the first round defeat at queen's club. it
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over the best—of—5 sets in the grand slams where he and the likes of federer and nadal and until recently djokovic, have held quite a lot of sway over the rest of the world. these guys are still incredibly difficult to beat, especially early on. it might be that that great grass court pedigree bisons and i'm breathing space and helped him fight his way into the championships. also carrying british hopes next week is the british womens' no.1, johanna konta, who is a genuine contender for the ladies title, and she underlined her credentials with a win over the french open champion jelena 0stopenko at eastbourne today. konta took the first set 7—5 against her latvian opponent. some big winners by both players, but the grand slam champion levelled the match by taking the second, before world number seven konta, saw her opponent off in the decider. 6—4 the score this time. the scoreline and the match itself
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shows it was an incredibly tough battle. she was playing very, very well in stages, and against a player like her who has such a big game, sometimes it's difficult to accept you don't have much say in some point. ijust you don't have much say in some point. i just tried you don't have much say in some point. ijust tried to you don't have much say in some point. i just tried to fight you don't have much say in some point. ijust tried to fight her for every single point and do the best i could to stay solid, and also to ta ke could to stay solid, and also to take advantage of the chances that i created. because of the bad weather johanna konta is to play again and is facing angelique kerber this evening. she has made a great start. she is three games up in that first set. that matches live mcgrath at the moment from eastbourne, two matches for her today. so far going well, not feeling the effects of that. you can follow it on the bbc website. the british no.2, heather watson, is through to she beat the 14th seed anastasia pavlyuchenkova in straight sets.
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6—4, 6—3 the score. she is looking good for a semifinal place as well, heather watson. in the men's draw, novak djokovic didn't have things all his own way against american donald young. it had initially looked a relatively comfortable third round outing for the serbian, as he won the first set 6—2. .. but young, who's ranked 47 in the world, was far tougher in the second, taking it to a tiebreak and pushing djokovic all the way. but the 12—time grand slam winner taking it ii—9 though, and he's into the semis. now to demands for a change in the way that 0lympic and paralympic sports are funded. eleven sporting governing bodies are calling for a complete overhaul to what they call a two tiered system, after they were left without funding when uk sport announced it's latest round of funding in december. dan roan is the bbc‘s sports editor. hejoins us now. we have seen
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he joins us now. we have seen the benefits of lottery funding, seen with the medal haul enjoyed by great britain of late but these sports bodies feel they are being left out and unfairly so? yes, unprecedented revolt against the status quo, the funding of elite sporting great britain, which as you say has been credited with a remarkable transformation in team gb in 0lympics transformation in team gb in olympics and paralympics with hundreds of millions of pounds worth of national lottery money invested in the various governing bodies. but the money is strictly allocated ten medal potential, so there's winners and there's losers. some of those losers have now clubbed together to form this coalition and may effectively wa nt form this coalition and may effectively want the money to be spread more widely. they want a tiered structure, rather than just focusing on the sports that have the most medal potential. the chief executive of one of those 11 sports,
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badminton england, had this to say. it's the demand for uk sport to take a long, hard look, to say is medals and medallists the only metric by which investment into sports can be made? we don't believe it is. we are not for one second asking for uk sport to take money away from sports that have already been invested in. the target around medallists and the target around medals would still be the same. we believe there are opportunities for uk sport to look at their own economy and save money elsewhere that doesn't impact... but the impact it does make, the negative impact of the decisions are that effectively you are throwing sports under a bus. we often thrown under a bus. particularly strong words from him. that leaves katherine grainger, the new chair for uk sport, quite a big job for her. yes, it's no coincidence they
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have decided to launch this revolt just as she is about to take as chair of the just as she is about to take as chairof the uk just as she is about to take as chair of the uk sport. she's about to become one of the most powerful figures in all british sport. she has excelled as an athlete, of course, the most decorated female british 0lympian of all time, but she now faces a great challenge as a sports administrator. and notjust because there are significant concerns over at the moment, with a whole spate of governing bodies embroiled in controversy is and allegations of bullying and sexism, but also over money. there isn't an unlimited amount of money going forward. national lottery ticket sales are falling. she has lots to handle and get a grip on, not least of course this rebellion. i asked her about that when we met yesterday. are appetite for success is growing all the time. it's not fairto is growing all the time. it's not fair to say we are notjust is growing all the time. it's not fair to say we are not just focusing oi'i fair to say we are not just focusing on sports. what's fair to say is the funding we have is finite. are we in
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the middle of a welfare crisis? there are huge concerns about welfare , there are huge concerns about welfare, no doubt. there is pressure, performance directors, there is this sense of how good can we be and how many medals can we deliver best, have those pressures cause behaviours or highlighted in behaviours that existed anyway made more expose? it's not about me coming in and trying to blame sports or blame the setups within sports and things, because i think you have to acknowledge that if there are flaws in the system, we need to find out how they got the, could they have been avoided? a big challenge for dame katherine grainger and she doesn't have a huge amount of experience in sports administration. she now has to prove herself in this role. it is one of the biggestjobs
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you can do in british sport and comes at a really big moment in the development of british sporting evolution. 0ver development of british sporting evolution. over the last 20 years they have gone from being underachievers to a very successful operation, thanks to all this money, but now there is a sense perhaps something needs to be changed, a bit more balanced in the approach. it will be katherine grainger‘s job to achieve that. a big job on her hands. many thanks for that, dan. news now on the british and irish lions. warren gatland has selected the ireland fly halfjonny sexton and owen farrell in his starting line up for the must win second test against new zealand, the first time the pair have started together on tour. farrell comes in to replace ben teo at inside centre in what some will see as a gamble, with the duo having spent such little playing time together. this is the side to face them. katie gornall is with the squad. warren gatland has rolled the dice somewhat with his selection for this second test. bringing in eoin flanagan jonny sexton second test. bringing in eoin flanaganjonny sexton together in the midfield, at the expense of ben
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te'o. that comes as something as a surprise given sexton and farrell have played together so far this tour. gatland says it gives them a different attacking option. changes we re different attacking option. changes were expected in the foreword pack because that is where gatlin said his side didn't match up to the all blacks in auckland. he has addressed that by bringing in maro itoje and wet wet wet captain sam warburton into the back row. i think the messages have been quite so i think the messages have been quite so since last saturday what we have to do. discipline and penalty count has to be in single figures and we have to improve our all—round game when it comes to break down and line out scrum. new zealand were excellent last saturday and that is where we have to pick up. giving away penalties because new zealand exert pressure on us away penalties because new zealand exert pressure on us and they played extremely well and put us under a lot of pressure. it is managing and handling the pressure better than we did last saturday, easier said than done. peter o'mahony, the test
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captain must be, misses out entirely. it was a tough call, warren gatland said today. we had george north and robbie henshaw have both unfortunately had to leave the tour with injury. the all blacks have also had to deal with injuries as well. it has caused them to make two changes for their side for saturday here in wellington. unchanged in the forward pack, no surprise given how well they dealt with the lions in auckland. steve hansen says he is expecting a big response from warren gatland's side here in wellington. they will be determined to win, you know, and they said that, they said that already. you wouldn't expect anything else from them, because quality teams don't lie down, they stand up and they get counted. losing hurts, it sucks, it's not a great idea and it comes with a lot of pain, so you don't want to do it. the series is on the line for the lions. they have to win here in
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wellington, although only two side have ever come back from 2—0 down, in 89, so history not very encouraging for warren gatland's side. exactly, what a big weekend for the british and irish lions. we finished tonight with a story of stephen murray. he was a british bmx rider who moved to the united states to pursue his dream of making it to the top of his sport. and that he did, winning titles at the x games and the gravity games. but a career ending accident at an event in 2007, left him paralysed from the neck down. and joining me in the strdio, he told me about the moment his life changed forever... claassen i went to do the double flip, claassen i went to do the double flip, my foot slipped off and it catapulted me. i was about 30 feet in the airandjust landed catapulted me. i was about 30 feet in the air and just landed on my neck and snapped my neck, stopped breathing. i remember waking neck and snapped my neck, stopped breathing. i rememberwaking up neck and snapped my neck, stopped breathing. i remember waking up and the medics put tubes down my throat.
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they said look, this is life or death, you have to let me brief for you. they did that and then went in the ambulance, ended up flat—lining in the ambulance. the trauma unit was about five miles away. thank god it was so close. when i got there, i flat lined again. i spent four weeks in the trauma unit. it was like hell on earth. obviously this is something you talk about quite vividly in your book, which you've written, called staying strong. as far as the sport goes, when it comes to safety and what can possibly be done with regards to safety in bmx—ing when you are pushing the boundaries, putting yourself in danger, how much are you aware of the risks when you are pulling out the risks when you are pulling out the tricks such as a double
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backflip? it is very risky, there is risks to everything in life, not just bmx. it is a calculated risk, that's how i put it. you have to train, you have to practice and practice and practice, so that when it comes to doing a stunt or a move, it's a calculated risk. i guess you on night it was just a case that the trick you pulled off hundreds of times before just didn't go right for you on that night? that's right, it was a freak accident, it really was. i'd done thousands of double backflips. their son, my footjust slipped and that was it. how do you compare your life now? you talk about living a life to the full. you are living it to its absolute maximum. the adrenaline you must have been feeling every time you pulled off tricks like that, how is your life now? my life is great, man. i can't move from my neck down but it doesn't stop me doing
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anything that normal people do, you know? i have two great kids, i am a single dad, i look after my kids and go about my life. what i get the most out of now is helping other people who get hurt. that is a charity you are working alongside at the moment? yes, a programme called the moment? yes, a programme called the athlete recovery fund, to help injured athletes. and their families. to help them with their loved ones in times of hurt and times of need, to lay the road map out for them. stoked to be a part of that. appreciate you taking the time to come in and talk to us today about your life, it's much appreciated. that accident forms a large part of his story, which he tells in his book, staying strong. that's all from sportsday. there'll be more sport here on bbc news throughout the evening. bye— bye. you are watching bbc news, i am
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martine croxall. mps have voted in favour of the queen's speech, by a majority 01:14 votes. the speech set out the government's legislative programme for the next two years. 0ur political correspondent eleanor garnier is at westminster. we can speak to her now. how did it all play out in the end? as expected the queen's speech was passed through parliament, no surprises there. what we learned today is just how fragile theresa may's majority really is. she has done that deal with the dup which secured her support for big votes, so the queen's speech and also brexit and the budget and things like that. but crucially there was an amendment put down by a labour backbench mp on the rights of women from northern
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ireland to come over to england and have abortions for free on the nhs. what was significant about that is it wasn't just an what was significant about that is it wasn'tjust an amendment what was significant about that is it wasn't just an amendment that was backed by some in labour but some in the conservative party as well. very quickly the government realised they could face a defeat on that amendment and they change their minds and said they would find the money to pay for women from northern ireland to come to england to have abortions. so a significant climb—down, i think, abortions. so a significant climb—down, ithink, but abortions. so a significant climb—down, i think, but it shows how much muscle backbench mps have now on how fragile theresa may's majority is. there was another labour amendment and it's had some casualties? that's right, we had an amendment put down by chuka umunna, another backbencher on the labour party. what he amendment was calling for with continued membership of the single market once britain leads the european union. there were a significant number of rebellions on
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the labour side, because jeremy corbyn had ordered his mps to abstain from that vote he didn't wa nt abstain from that vote he didn't want them to vote for it or against it, he said you must all abstain. but there were a number of labour mps who voted with that amendment, in support of that amendment, including some on the front bench team. asa including some on the front bench team. as a result of that, they have this evening been sacked. three shadow ministers catherine west brom andy slaughter and ruth cadbury, they were immediately sacked, we're told, and a third member daniel zeitler, who quit his role before the vote took place. i think what that shows is brexit is going to be causing all sorts of issues, not just that the governments and the conservative party and their backbenchers, but forjeremy corbyn and his backbenchers as well. yes, we now have four holes on


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