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this is bbc news. the headlines at 8pm: us media is reporting that president trump has decided to remove anthony scaramucci from his position as communications director. commemorations have been taking place in belgium to mark the centenary of one of the bloodiest campaigns of the first world war, the battle of passchendaele. a former royal marine, ciaran maxwell, is jailed for 18 years, for supplying bombs to dissident irish republicans. the ministry ofjustice says rogue landlords who exploit tenants by offering sex—for—rent could face prosecution after the practice was uncovered by a bbc investigation. the health secretary announces plans to recruit more mental health staff in england. jeremy hunt says the plan should address the "historic imbalance" between mental and physical health services. the deaths of two screen legends. the american actor and playwright
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sam shepard dies at the age of 73. and one of french cinema's biggest stars, jeanne moreau, has passed away at her home in paris at the age of 89. white house communications director anthony scaramucci who was appointed just ten days ago by president trump, has been fired, according to us media. the former financier took the job last friday, replacing spokesman sean spicer who left his post. the new york times is reporting that scaramucci was fired at the request of new chief of staffjohn kelly, who was sworn in today. let's try and get some clarity on
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this. we can speak to our american reporter in washington. i think these reports first appeared in the new york times. the new york times and politico, all reporting the same thing, that anthony ‘s cara mcshane was effectively forced out by president donald trump. this was also at the request ofjohn kerry, the new chief of staff who was sworn in this morning scaramucci came in about ten days ago, sean spicer resort and shortly after he was announced as communications director, party at protest at scaramucci's harring, and last week scaramucci's harring, and last week scaramucci went on my parade against reince priebus, saying he was a schizophrenic among other obscene
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references. reince priebus was pushed out on friday afternoon so now it is monday and scaramucci himself is out. there has been considerable turnover in the white house. what is behind this kiosk? it seems like president trump is hiring people who have different opinions and are not getting on and are quitting were being fired. that was one thing remarkable about this white house, if the word differing factions within the white house, people who had different agendas and different ideas of the white house to go, but now you are seeing those factionalised asians playing itself out, some people are getting the upper hand and some people are being forced to resign. if this is at his
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request, he could be trying to assert control over a white toast that has been riven by infighting and lakes. is it also a president who wants to be surrounded by people who wants to be surrounded by people who say yes? it seems he has little patience with those who don't do exactly what he wants. we will be hearing from republicans who say this is a man who is in control of his staff and doesn't think twice about firing them but there will be differing opinions.” about firing them but there will be differing opinions. i think so, and if you look at some turnover in the past ten days, reince priebus and sean spicer, they were brought in to beat the old washington hands, the insiders who could laze between this outsider trump administration and the republican hierarchy, they didn't last long, six months and they are out, so it could be
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interpreted as donald trump going back to his outsider roots. he brought in john kelly back to his outsider roots. he brought injohn kelly to be his chief of staff but he is a military figure, not well versed in us politics, and i also note the white house has centred a press release confirming that scaramucci will leave his role as white house communications director. it says he felt it was best to give john communications director. it says he felt it was best to givejohn kelly the ability to build his own team and we wish him all the best. that clea n slate and we wish him all the best. that clean slate line was the same line that sean spicer used when he was leaving when scaramucci came in, so we have had the slate clean and several times in the last ten days. we will get some reaction now to that confirmation from the white house that and sunny scaramucci will leave the role of white house communications director. we are hearing it is to give the chief of
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staff, john kelly, a clean slate. let's show you the scene, i think thatis let's show you the scene, i think that is at the white house. if you arejust coming into that is at the white house. if you are just coming into the bbc, that is at the white house. if you arejust coming into the bbc, we that is at the white house. if you are just coming into the bbc, we are expecting to see from president trump, not about this particular issue but he will be there to mark the day that his new chief of staff, the day that his new chief of staff, the former generaljohn kelly, is being sworn in as his chief of staff. i understand this is a medal of honour event that president trump will be attending in the white house. if we see anyone interesting there, particularly president trump, we will be straight back to the white house to the live feed. i want to get some reaction from the republican party. rich galen is a republican strategist, whojoins me now via webcam from washington. what is your reaction to the head of
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communications at the white house being removed from his post after just ten days for the second clean slate in 14 days? it is the third if you include reince priebus, who left on friday and said the same thing. i just waited scaramucci, icarus reid told. here we had a guy who had no skills in terms of communications activities at this level, he had a tv show but that was as an actor, not a press person. he went out of his way to make sure everyone knew he was the day fact though chief of staff last week and went on that tear as everybody now knows with the new yorker magazine and literally minutes after the new white house chief of staff takes office, he is
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excused from his office and told to pack his things, and as i think i killed somebody a few minutes ago, if he wants to talk directly to the president, scaramucci can't do it from his house in europe, not from his office in the west wing. there is bound to be some concern and almost certainly some criticism of a president who was expected to control an entire country and cannot control an entire country and cannot control the staff in his administration and needs a man of military experience to help him. he is not the first to do that, i don't know general kelly, i think we may have been in iraq at the same time but my forays into falluja were brief in terms of days, not months, but he is held an extraordinarily high regard by friends of mine in
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the military who did work with them, so the military who did work with them, so this is a good step but let me also say in america we are facing issues with russia, with china, north korea, with health care and taxes, and yet once again the big story for the next 24 hours will be the palace intrigue in the white house, it is like the crumlin on steroids. how long will it be before republican leaders step in and say enough is enough? get rid of a president of the united states than it is the prime minister of great britain. i wasn't suggesting impeachment but enough is enough in terms of chaos and being preoccupied in trying to run the white house and let's get down to business. in trying to run the white house and let's get down to businesslj in trying to run the white house and let's get down to business. i think that started late thursday night
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here when that razor thin margin on the health vote took place and failed with arizona senatorjohn mccain voting against the president, the next day there was a pretty loud chorus of republicans, especially in the senate, some in the house, who said the president has to get his act together to help us get our act together, whether or not that will happen, we will see. one thing we have to remember about donald trump is he is a 70—year—old man and he has proven that new tricks come difficult to him. to prove your point, we can show our viewers the scene at the white house at the moment, the cameras seem to be pointing towards generaljohn kelly but the actual story that these cameras are meant to be covering tonight is a medal honouring
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ceremony. all eyes will be onjohn kelly. we don't do this very often, this is president trump's first medal of honour presentation and it would surprise me if the press misbehaved by shouting out questions to the president at an event like this, until maybe on his way out of the room but not while the is going on. as we can see, the cameras are very much focused onjohn kelly, thatis very much focused onjohn kelly, that is what people want to talk about. that cannot be the big story every day when the world is in the balance. what do you think needs to be done to stop that? we will see how well the president and the chief of staff get on each other‘s wavelength. i think donald trump realises that he'd just had the worst week of any president in
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modern history, at least since august of 1974 when richard nixon had to resign, but that has a long time in between really bad weeks, and it may well be that the president will try to reform the way he operates but i don't have any confidence he can do it over any long period of time. good to talk to you, thank you for your time. you can imagine the newsrooms are in meltdown right now reacting to that story. let's see how they cover it later in the papers at 10:40pm. our guestsjoining me tonight are laura hughes, political correspondent at the daily telegraph, and journalist and political commentator, daisy mcandrew. it will be a busy night. you're watching bbc news. let's turn to one of our other main stories this evening. commemorations have been taking place in belgium to mark 100 years
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since the start one of the bloodiest battles of world war one. over three months, british and allied troops clashed with german soldiers in what became known as the battle of passchendaele. around half a million soldiers — on both sides of the war — were killed, wounded or went missing. torrential rain fell. many soldiers drowned in the mud. their bodies were never found. robert hall looks back at today's event. # in flanders fields # the poppies grow #. there are few more peaceful places than the gentle slope of tyne cot. today, among its white headstones, families look back across the years to another big push. the battle we know today as passchendaele would last for over 100 days. we remember it not only for the rain that fell, the mud that weighed down the living
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and swallowed the dead, but also for the courage and bravery of the men who fought here. tyne cot overlooks the rolling farmland, streams and woods that were once no man's land — a squall of liquid mud and stagnant, stinking craters. bert fearns joined the lancashire fusiliers with a school friend at 18. bert fearns began his attack here, beside the german bunker that now lies within tyne cot cemetery. the lancashire fusiliers made their way uphill towards passchendaele village. and a spot which bert later said he would never forget. we came across what would be about 100 yards square of bodies that had been caught in an artillery shrapnel attack.
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they were absolutely massacred. private edward michael baton, 13th platoon, d company, 45th battalion, australian imperial... private james monroe, south african infantry regiment. my great, great grandfather, rifleman stanley dorrit. .. my great, great uncle, private walter stevenson, 4th battalion, grenadier guards. voices and stories that inspire acts of remembrance. like the story of captain noel chavasse — surgeon and olympic athlete, he was awarded the victoria cross twice for rescuing men under fire. i decided to get a tattoo...
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his great, great niece chose to carry a daily reminder of his heroism. perhaps we won't have such big government—funded events as this today, but what we will have are stories that we can pass down the generations in a way that i don't think should stop. for something that is so significant. flanders means endless endurance. flanders means blood and scraps of human bodies. flanders means courage until death. the story of passchendaele has been told for 100 years. tyne cot is likely to remain a place of pilgrimage for generations to come. live to the white house, where
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president trump is awarding the medal of honour to be medics for rescuing troops under fire, but the talk in washington is that the white house has confirmed that president trump has fired his new communications director only ten days after he was appointed. jim's dad taught a simple but powerful lesson, never do anything halfway, a lwa ys lesson, never do anything halfway, always do your best. jim took that lesson very much to heart. he played forfour lesson very much to heart. he played for four varsity sports lesson very much to heart. he played forfour varsity sports in high school and very in college in august 1968jim was drafted into the army. within six months he was trained as a medic and arrived in vietnam. right awayjim poured all of himself
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into his duties, treating the sick and the wounded. the four along of his fellow soldiers called him dock. on may 13,jim was his fellow soldiers called him dock. on may 13, jim was one of 89 men in charlie company to embark on a mission to secure a transportation route. asjim mission to secure a transportation route. as jim and mission to secure a transportation route. asjim and his menjumped out of the helicopter, it became clear that they were surrounded by enemy troops. within minutes two choppers we re troops. within minutes two choppers were shot down and one of his men was badly wounded in the middle of an open field.jim was badly wounded in the middle of an open field. jim did not hesitate. the blaze through 100 metres of enemy fire to carry the wounded and the soldier to safety, but this was only the first of many horrific deedsjim would
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only the first of many horrific deeds jim would perform only the first of many horrific deedsjim would perform over the next 48 hours. after tending to the first wounded soldier, jim joined a mission to advance towards the enemy. and advance they did. before long they were ambushed. again he ran into danger to rescue his men, but as he cared for two soldiers, shrapnel from a rocket prepared grenade slashed open the back of jim's body from head to foot. yet that terrible wound didn't stop jim from pulling those two men to safety, nor did it stop him from answering the play of another wounded comrade and carrying him to safety at top his own badly injured body. he was badly injured. and so it went, shot after shot, blast upon last, as one of his comrades record, whoever called medic could
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immediately count on mcluhan. he is a brave guy. as they turn to dust, nearly all of those who could, and really had to make it back, they we re really had to make it back, they were finally within their night defensive position except for one soldier, whose pleajim could not ignore. again, dock could not hesitate. he crawled through a rice paddy thick with steel reign, that means pilots, all over the place, as soldiers watched, they were sure that was the last time they would see dock. they thought that was the end of theirfriend see dock. they thought that was the end of their friend jim, but after several minutes pass, jim emerged from the smoke carrying yet another soldier. he immediately bandaged and fixed and worked but he got the win
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is fixed and lifted the soldier to a medevac helicopter. his lieutenant ordered him to get in as well, he said get in, butjim refused. he said get in, butjim refused. he said you're going to need easier. as jim now says, i would have rather died on the battlefield than no that men died because they did not have a medic. over the next 24 hours, jim fired at enemy soldiers, suffered a bullet wound to his arm and continued to race into gunfire to save more and more lives. and yet, as night approached again, after nearly two days of no food, no water and no rest,jim nearly two days of no food, no water and no rest, jim volunteered to hold and no rest, jim volunteered to hold a blinking lights in an open field to signalfor a a blinking lights in an open field to signal for a supply drop. he
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would not yield, he would not rest, he would not stop and he would not flinch in the face of death and definite danger. though he was thousands of miles from home, it was as if the strength and pride of our whole nation was beating inside of jim's heart.jim did whole nation was beating inside of jim's heart. jim did what his father had taught, he gave it his all and then he just kept giving. had taught, he gave it his all and then hejust kept giving. in had taught, he gave it his all and then he just kept giving. in those 48 hours,jim then he just kept giving. in those 48 hours, jim rescued ten american soldiers and tended to countless others. he was one of 32 men who fought until the end. they held their ground against more than 2000 enemy troops. jim, i know i speak for every person here when i say that we are in awe of your actions
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and your bravery, but let me tell you one thing and one more story aboutjim. on the second day of the bloody fight, jim found a few soldiers and a fellow soldier who had been shot badly in the stomach. he knew the soldier wouldn't make it if he flung him on the back, so he lifted him up and carried him in his arms. asjim was carrying the soldier, a thought flashed through his mind. although soldier, a thought flashed through his mind. althouthim had always been very close to his father, he realised it was not since he had been a young boy that he had told his dad those very very simple but beautiful words, i love you. in that momentjim offered up a prayer. he asked god, if you get me out of this hell on earth, so i can't tell my dad that i love him, i will be the
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best coach and the best father you can ever ask for. as he prayed, a great piece came over him. and if it was god's will for him to live, he would keep his promise to god as soon as he had the chance. jim made it out that hell on earth, he made it, seriously years, and the first thing he did when he arrived back on american soil was to say those beautiful words, i love you, dad, american soil was to say those beautifulwords, i love you, dad, i love you. jim beautifulwords, i love you, dad, i love you.jim said beautifulwords, i love you, dad, i love you. jim said those words over and over again for the next 22 years until the last time he saw his father, the night before his dad passed on. today i venture to say his dad is the proudest father in heaven. jim fought with all the love and courage in his soul, he was prepared to lay down his life so his
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brothers in arms could live there is, with us today are ten of the men who fought alongside jim is, with us today are ten of the men who fought alongsidejim and five of those he's saved. to build, randy, mike,joe, those he's saved. to build, randy, mike, joe, kent, robert, john, charles, michael, arresters, thank you for your service and your sacrifice. stand—up, wherever you may be. where are you? applause thank you, fellas. that's great. for
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over two centuries of our brave men and women in uniform have overcome tyranny, fascism, communism and every threat to our freedom, every single threat they have overcome and we have overcome these threats because of titans like jim we have overcome these threats because of titans likejim whose spirit could never be conquered. that is what this war is, and jim's life represents so well, america's unbreakable spirit. it's been 48 yea rs unbreakable spirit. it's been 48 years sincejim's battle in vietnam. he is now a husband, a father and a grandfather. he coached high school football, rustling and baseball for 38 years, just like he said he would, and he brought together every member he could find of his be loved charlie company. too many people in this room, specialist five mcluhan
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has always been their friend jim. to others he has been coach, to those who bravely served with him in vietnam, he is still called their dock. to his parents, scotty and margaret, both watching from heaven, he will always be their son, but today, 320 million grateful american hearts, private mcluhan carries one immortal title and that title is hero. specialist five mcluhan, we honour you. we salute you and with god as your witness, we thank you for what you did for all of us. now i would like the military aide to come forward and read the citation.
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president trump awarding the medal of honour, the highest us award for gallantry to the former army medic james mcluhan, and see standing next to president trump. he rescued and treated wounded american troops while underfire treated wounded american troops while under fire in treated wounded american troops while underfire in the treated wounded american troops while under fire in the vietnam war. the medal of honour will be the first by president trump. mcluhan is a noted high school coach in michigan right now, getting one of, if not the highest medal of honour therefrom president trump. the talk in washington, though, and across us media is that the white house has confirmed that president trump has fired his new communications director only ten days after he was appointed. we will get reaction to that developing story through the interview on bbc news. john kelly,
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the new chief of staff, reportedly requested his removal, according to the new york times, who said scaramucci boasted about reporting directly to the president, not his new chief of staff, so that revolving door at the white house continues to revolve. we will get much more after the weather. still a fair few showers out there this evening and some will fight but some continue into the night across northern and western parts, north—east scotland becoming mainly dry, clear skies in much of england and dry and clear will turn out to be chilly, temperatures low work in rural spots with some areas in single figures so a fresh start, many of us dry with some sunshine but showers from the word go in scotla nd but showers from the word go in scotland and north west england and they will spread further east across they will spread further east across the england through the day, if you
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stay dry today you are more likely to catch one tomorrow, some spots along the side coast and that the far south east of england could stay dry, gusty winds possible, a lot of them played on tuesday night but on wednesday many eastern areas stay dry until late in the day but in the west, the rain comes again. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines. the white house confirms that president trump has fired new communications director anthony scaramucci only 10 days after he was appointed. commemorations have been taking place in belgium to mark the centenary of one of the bloodiest campaigns of the first world war, the battle of passchendaele. in other news, a former royal marine, ciaran maxwell, has been jailed for 18 years, for supplying bombs to dissident irish republicans. the ministry ofjustice says rogue landlords who exploit tenants
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by offering sex—for—rent could face prosecution after the practice was after the practice was uncovered by a bbc investigation. plans to recruit an extra 21 thousand mental health workers in england over the next four years, have been announced by the health secretary, jeremy hunt. let's return to that breaking news that the white house communications director, anthony scaramucci who was appointed just 10 days ago by president trump, has been fired, according to us media. the white house confirming that he has been fired in the last half an hour. the former financier took the job last friday, after spokesman sean spicer left his post. some say before he was pushed, that
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is unconfirmed. the new york times is reporting that scaramucci was fired at the request of new chief of staffjohn kelly, who was sworn in today. evidently there was some conflict between the two. joining me from washington is niall stanage, white house columnist for the political website, the hill. well, it causes some thorn to report on this but there is serious issues going on at the white house with serious implications... 0h, absolutely this is clearly a chaotic white house. president trump tweeted this morning "no chaos." but hours later we are confronted with this situation. mr scaramucci is clearly the shortest lived as communications director, another shake—up, another embarrassment likely that the trump white house and more uncertainty as to what exactly their time to do. what you think is going on,
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infighting, a president who cannot control the white house let alone lead a country? what are the insiders telling you? there of a couple of ways of looking at that, clearly this white house since its beginning has been beset by infighting. now, in relation to mr scaramucci most people see this is related to john scaramucci most people see this is related tojohn kelly's arrival as chief of staff. jane kelly is a military man not someone who is expected to have great patients with free licensing all the paper from associated with scaramucci. and the man who has much tolerance for the senate... bright and you think that pa rt senate... bright and you think that part of the role ofjohn kelly, a no—nonsense man, no—nonsense, is to bring the white house administration
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under control? to join up all the dots and get all the people that of their working together and working for president on? absolutely, someone who worked on president on's campaign was just texting praising thisjury campaign was just texting praising this jury saying it is the right thing to do to try and turn the page. of course the difficulty that sceptics would point out with that is that many of these bob arum stem from president trump himself. his capacity to use twitter. —— many of these problems down from president trump. to say, that's the things and his capacity to enjoy the, if not encourage some of this infighting that goes on. i do not know how general kelly addresses that particular issue, even if we can bring greater order to the white house staff. what you are saying is that really do this administration to actually work he needs to bring some control over president trump himself as well? but president trump does not come across as a man who
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likes to be told what he should bush not be doing? that is part of the problem. —— who likes to be told what he should or should not be doing? people said about scaramucci that he could steer trump rather than tell him what to do that there was this personal relationship that would build more trust there, now scaramucci is out we are back to someone like general kelly who seems more inclined to be much more prescriptive and much more forceful. put those that were? prison trump is a 70—year—old man who has become president of the united states against everyone's expectations it seems somewhat unlikely that he would change his behaviour or his overall approach at anyone's behest. thank you, i know it is a busy night you. they keep speaking to us. —— thank you for speaking to others. much more on that to out this
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evening. we would save tell you about an announcement from the ministry ofjustice which was designed to make it clear the night that so—called sex but brent agreement are illegal and carry a sentence of up to seven years in jail. that is in the action to an investigation by bbc south east and landlords across the region were exploiting runnable young people by offering free accommodation in exchange for sex. the government has now promised to make sure that the law is properly understood and enforced. free accommodation for those desperate for a roof over their heads. our investigation found sex for rent deals advertised in kent, sussex and across the country. i was thinking once a week, something like that. i'm happy as long as there's sex involved. despite the concerns of charities and mps, there were doubts over whether such arrangements broke the law. following a review, the government has confirmed they are illegal. sussex mp peter kyle demanded action was taken by the ministry ofjustice. this is an incredibly significant moment and it will protect
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vulnerable people enormously. in response to the bbc investigation and my pushing this in parliament, the government has now insisted that sacks for rent as a criminal act. i want to see them prosecuted, i want to see them go through the courts process, i want to see them convicted and i want to see them go to jail. the secretary of state forjustice says under the sexual offences act sex for rent arrangements are a criminal offence. he says the offence is committed when an individual offers accommodation in return for sex as they are inciting or causing another person to have sex with them in return for payment. anyone doing this could face seven years in prison. the sexual act and the provision of the accommodation and the payment of living expenses, house, coal, light, whatever, clearly monetises that arrangement. i spoke to a woman whose identity we are protecting who took up such an offer. he wanted me to have sex with him on a regular basis, a minimum of five times a week.
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you don't want to know the numberof times, i was actually very close to taking my life. i had no choice but it was either the streets or i give up something that is very personal to me. in the three months since our investigation, adverts are still continuing to appear. these are some i saw today — a room in sittingbourne with the rent and no bills, a room in ashford for a female who can't afford to pay rent but is willing to offer adult services instead, and a "naughty free and simple arrangement" in cranbrook for a tenant who will sometimes be "needed in other ways". charities have welcomed the legal advisory but say criminalisation isn't the only answer. it's essential that young people who do take up these measures are not criminalised. they are resorting to desperate measures. we know from our research that about a quarter of the young people we work with have gone home with a strangerjust
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to have a place to stay that night. those who help the increasing number of young homeless people say more support is needed to stop there from being a market for these adverts in the first place. with me is samantha rea, who wrote one of the first articles on sex for rent last year. you covered this story last year, what did you find in your experience in your investigation? where you shop? i was shocked, the funny thing was there were so many adds i've probably contacted about 30 different landlords and i spoke to four of them. undercover? know i said there was a journalist. laughter. what was their reaction?l few agreed to do speak to me, people
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often like talking what they did get to speak about so they were willing and happy to speak to me. did they think they were doing anything wrong? that was definitely part of it, yes, they all thought they were the good guy he was actually offering somebody some poor girl he might otherwise be exploitive, that is how they saw themselves as a good quy- is how they saw themselves as a good guy. but really truly i think one of them at least knew he was doing something wrong because he had a teenage daughter and when i said to him, how would you feel if your daughter got into a narrator like this, he clearly didn't like it. so, he knew really. do you think the industry is likely to change, we shouldn't call it a industry comedy think these were grand lodge will change their mind now there has been some clarity that this is illegal. —— these rogue landlords. definitely, seeing things are wrong
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in writing makes people realise they have done something wrong, it rings a bell, i found have done something wrong, it rings a bell, ifound that have done something wrong, it rings a bell, i found that when have done something wrong, it rings a bell, ifound that when i have done something wrong, it rings a bell, i found that when i wrote the piece one of the landlords got in touch with me afterwards and said me sad. angry e—mails to say that i made him look bad. —— sent me several angry e—mails. i think it was seeing it in writing. with the change in the law it will make it harder to place the adverts, certainly you will not be able to place them so explicitly, as insects ball went, it can't be as obvious. there will be a clamp—down. ball went, it can't be as obvious. there will be a clamp-down. would be interesting to see how websites like gumtree, craigslist will treat this even with clever wording. they will have to be careful. do you think that what you covered last jay and what the bbc team uncovered as well was perhaps the naivete on both sides, not in all places that actually led the victims, let people
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being exploited and emotionally and physically damaged?” being exploited and emotionally and physically damaged? i think it definitely lead to exploitation is the short, the guys definitely targeting women ought very young women on a low income, i think... but thinking they were helping them? one of them at least, the one with a teenage daughter said that this gives me access to women i wouldn't normally have access to. he knew these women would not have slept with him otherwise so it absolutely was exploitation for sure. thanks business it is now criminal. —— thank goodness it is now criminal. england's cricketers have gone 2—1 up in the test series against south africa. the tourists were always up against it, needing to bat out the day with a draw realistically the best they could have hoped for. three of the six wickets that
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england needed fell before lunch. toby roland—jones took to within two balls. the only resistance came from dean elgar who hit his eighth test century and went on 246. moeen ali finished him off with his first hat—trick. the first hat—trick of any player in protest at the oval.” think the way we played was brilliant, we have a number of different match still out. i think if we can set a game up and get in a position of strength early day and we generally find ways to get across the line. i think it is really important we continue to look to do that. most importantly for me we responded positively after last week. it was a difficult week for us but it shows the character of the quys but it shows the character of the guysin but it shows the character of the
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guys in the dressing room. they have named their squad. with just one change. the world athletics championships starts in london on friday and one of its biggest stars has pulled out. the 800 metre olympic and world champion david rudisha has injured a thigh muscle. this is the kenyan winning the world title in beijing two years ago. he also holds the world record, a mark he set at the london olympics in 2012. the los angeles bidding team are expected to confirm later tonight that they will host the 2028 olympic games. they had been holding out with paris for the 2024 games. both will be formally announced by the ioc in september. it has understood that la has done a deal which paved the way from paris to be awarded the games in 2024, 100
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yea rs to be awarded the games in 2024, 100 years after they last hosted the olympics. both cities have twice hosted the olympics previously. that's all sport for now. i'll have more in the next hour. thanks, and we will have the papers as well shortly after that. i want to show you the scene at the white house press briefing room where newly appointed white house press secretary sarah hogg beat saunders is about to hold a breast—beating, it is hunt... this comes —— about to hold a press meeting will stop this comes hold a press meeting will stop this co m es after hold a press meeting will stop this comes after scaramucci... very interesting to see what she has to say. we will be their live is initially appears. i want to tell you about the playwright and hollywood actor sam shepard who has died, he was nominated for an academy award for best supporting actorfor his academy award for best supporting actor for his betrayal of the pilot in the right stuff. he also received the prize the drama in 1979 for his play buried child, he was 73 and surrounded by family when he died.
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also one of french cinema's biggest stars has died at her home in paris. she was 89. she rose to fame in a series of roles in the 60s alongside the likes of brigitte bardot. the entertainment journalist caroline was jointly by webcam for a bit more on this. 2017 is proving to be a gear of great losses in the entertainment industry. yes, it is a testa m e nt to entertainment industry. yes, it is a testament to the great talents that came to the fore in the mid—20th century, now we have signified these great patents. i will be quick because i know there was a lot of news going on. i will give you a couple of headlines about both of these people sam shepard, oscar—nominated but also a bowl with the prize—winning playwright, not many people can post is to credits to their career. he wrote many plays and was tipped of the greatest
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playwright of his generation. sam shepard he worked tirelessly throughout six decades and came to the fore in the 1960s with the east village crew, the likes of patti smith, bob dylan. he made his move to screen and is rightly heralded as a hero of the big—screen, as well. that is sam shepard. another great titan over on the other side of the atlantic, another great titan. she has died aged 89 she said herself that she was never a beautiful, she wa nts to that she was never a beautiful, she wants to be far more interesting than that. she sums up that french expression that means ugly beautiful. the good news is they live on in their work. caroline frost, an entertaining... —— and
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entertainment journalist. a serious disturbance has broken out at the mount prison in hertfordshire. staff trained to deal with riots have been sent in to the category c prison near hemel hempstead. in a statement the ministry ofjustice said the prison was completely secure and there was no risk to the public. sources told the bbc that this afternoon, control had been lost of one wing, and half of another. let's go live to the scene. we have a correspondent outside the prison. what's the latest? well, in the last couple of hours or so we have seen police officers and prison officers wheeling in what looks like to be suitcases full of right equipment into the prison here in hertfordshire. this is clearly an ongoing situation. the emergency action started at around two o'clock this afternoon after reports of a serious disturbance. we were told that specially trained prison officers, trained to deal with riots we re officers, trained to deal with riots were called in to reports of offices
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losing control of two wings. we know those wings house up to 230 inmates but at this stage we're not sure if all of those inmates were involved. at the moment the ministry of justice has confirmed it is dealing with an incident but says there was no risk to the general public, there have been ongoing concerns about staffing levels, and the day—to—day running of this prison. have been reports that some inmates inside have been locked in their cells for up have been locked in their cells for up to 24 hours a day and others have been given their meals outside of their cell door. there are concerns and worries over that. in terms of this prison as a prison it is a men's category c prison, as you mentioned, more than 1000 inmates are looked after here and it opened backin are looked after here and it opened back in 1987, so it has been going for about 30 years. a recent inspection in 2015 found that this
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prison was performing well but as they say, there are concerns about staffing levels in the operational day—to—day running. at the moment prison officers and police officers are dealing with that series on the inside. shia thank you for the update. let's show you this scene of the white house press room. —— studio thank you for the update. we are expecting the white house press secretary to face a huge amount of questioning over the firing of anthony scaramucci just ten days into the job as white house conclusions director is initially appears we will be there live. two young children and a woman have been killed in a car crash in devon. police officers described the accident is one of the most shocking they had seen, the second serious collision on the road within 24 hours. this was a crash which shocked even experienced police
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traffic officers. a mother was driving had two young children when their car was driving had two young children when theircarwas in driving had two young children when their car was in collision with a lovely, all three were killed, the woman's husband was driving a car in front. he saw the crash in his mirrors. the circumstances around any serious or fatal traffic collision is tragic but this... tragically three persons have lost their lives. only get that amount of ba bylon their lives. only get that amount of babylon the north devon link road there was a serious crush this time a woman and her two young children we re a woman and her two young children were all badly injured, the 8361 is notorious crashes with three lanes sections there has been a long—running campaign to upgrade the road and improve safety.” long—running campaign to upgrade the road and improve safety. i live close to both these actions on the north devon link road and it is a tragedy that once again we have a power peas, we had several two summers ago i'm afraid and this
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summers ago i'm afraid and this summer it is repeating itself, what we need is major improvements to the road not only to improve the safety but also for the economic investment that we need in north devon. per 22 year this man has won a garage on the road was completed in 88, the volume of traffic much of drupal since then. i know we have hostility but it is time to spend some money. please continue to investigate why the crash happened the mother and children who have died had not been named but are thought to be on the milton keynes area. studio one of cricket greats was on the wrong end of the prank today, you arejust wrong end of the prank today, you are just about to see an incredulous geoffrey react to news that his famous 100 on the score at headingley in doubt, although not
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all is quiet as it seems. it is not what i was thinking, this is a statistical, and not very good at these press release, further to the recent request from south african government the icc is now considered the question of downgrading the status of all statistics including ru ns status of all statistics including runs and wickets in series played between england and the rest of the world in 1970, they agree that series was played against the spirit of the agreement and in the interest of the agreement and in the interest of keeping it free from political interference it will all be removed from record. ridiculous. iwas not expecting that. geoffrey, you got a hundred in that series do new? ione played to tests. there will be a problem if that comes up. really,
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it's never was a test match?” problem if that comes up. really, it's never was a test match? i think what he alluding to is that your 100 hundred will now be capped at 99. that is ridiculous! he is an idiot for putting that out. might be authors, other records. but yours was at headingley and was special, you knocked out all those camaro and the plates. being serious and minute, what date was geoffrey's100 hundred? 11 of august 77. so that's coming up, were not doing anything special bullet are we? will have to panic. set we are lax league. will have to cancel it. actually you invited me to that dinner but under false pretences. the way you are carrying an now you are not getting
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an invite. it is under false potentials. it is a mess. it is also a complete wind—up, geoffrey. laughter is that right? you muppet! it is never. you muppet aalst. i can you, i will get you for that. he did well to keep it going didn't he? let's show you the more serious faces that we can see at the white house press briefing room where the press secretary is about to hold the daily press briefing for monday afternoon, local time all i is alarmed that press briefing because it comes after anthony scaramucci was removed as white house communications director, only two weeks since his appointment to the role and rumour has it that the newly sworn in generaljohn kelly as chief of staff is the reason why he
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has gone, particularly as scaramucci reportedly said he would not be reporting tojohn kelly. berry is shaking hands with the president. he said he would only report to president from. bounce there he is. we will be lied to the white house to hear what the press secretary has to hear what the press secretary has to say in the latest in the role of an door of staff at the white house. meantime let's have a look at the weather here in the uk. nick miller has the forecast. hello. july is going out and all this is going to begin with showers. 12 dotted about the wales, northern england many places are becoming drier but not the case everywhere. some places overnight will see showers continue in parts of southern scotland, maybe in north—west england and wales. there will be some dry, clear whether in north—east scotland and through a large part of england. if you are in the countryside, you would write you
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a cliff any period of time the temperatures will be lower than this and sunspots will be into single figures. a cool, fresh build things as we start off. the odd shower in northern scotland and northern ireland and you will see the greater chance for an early shower in northern scotland. from the web go there could be some intense downpours even at this stage and they will only spread eats as the day goes on. a large part of a man. dry with some sunshine. cool fresh build mind you but there is some sunshine. heavy showers will move true especially in the afternoon. we will take the showers speed them fairly east. they will be more widespread, some heavy, country with hail. some will avoid them altogether as is ever the case with showers more along the far south coast of england in the south—east, sussex, kent. most of those will be in the high teen temperatures. quite
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cool but quite pleasant. showers will live an tuesday evening but thenit will live an tuesday evening but then it will fade and choose day—night is quieter, quite clear, quite chilly. we have another weather system for wednesday with a different favour for the leather for this one... —— a different flavour for the weather with this one. because the rain doesn't get into scotla nd because the rain doesn't get into scotland and eastern england for the bulk of the day it will be quite pleasant. fewer showers if ever and sunshiny spells. all pushing east wednesday night in the thursday, behind the system on thursday it is windy and we're back to sunshine and showers. in fact, that is how the rest of the week into the weekend will play out as well. a blip of rain on wednesday. and that system coming in on wednesday to thursday means the winds will pick up as well. the forecast the way you are or where you're going is available online and on the act. we will be
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updating in the next hour. hello, i'm ros atkins, and this is outside source. blink and you'll miss it at the white house. the new york times is reporting that the president has fired anthony scaramucci, his new director of indications who was only hard ten days ago. the islamic state group has launched an —— on the iraqi embassy on kabul. we will look at the —— and where it leaves america's position in afghanistan. this is venezuela, the fallout from the weekend's election which was to elect a constituent to the assembly. here is the president.
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