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and he does so much more. i family. and he does so much more. i remember being with him when we went toa remember being with him when we went to a charitable home for homeless military personnel. he was so funny, it was in east london and he walked in and said to one of them who was homeless and have found shelter, how long are they going to allow you to stay in here before they throw you out?! but he is very serious standing there with the guys. having one of his last photos with the royal marines. possibly but i am sure he will carry out a number of private visits, even though this will be his final solo appearance. he will continue to do private engagements. just walking across, i believe, to the veterans who are on the other side of buckingham palace and again, a reminder of the duke's himself, his service. it is quite strange seeing him not in uniform, isn't it? he is appropriately
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dressed, but underneath the mac he will be wearing his royal marines tie and he will be wearing his medals. he is not being soaked like everybody else! rot oil-for-food in general, he is somebody very important to the military. you can see the conversations. they are chatting to him. he is an important man in their man lives. well, he is the top man as cap taun general and the top man as cap taun general and the royal family is intrinsically linked to the link and her majesty is the commander—in—chief so it has to be run like a military operation and that's why the duke and the queen are very rarely late. do you think he will miss all this? the rain? the rain... i guess you would say it's a funny old job for the
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last # 70 years. he has been known for making off colour remarks. he would say it is breaking the ice that's a tabloid or newspaper story. most are taken out of context. yes, he makes remarks to break the ice and the reporters half report it. i have done that fair share of it myself. he understands the situation. the duke, when he swore to be the queen's alleged man in life and limb, at the coronation oath, you know, he has done that. he has done a remarkable job and served not only his wife, her majesty, but the country, brilliantly, ithink and he is such a dedicated person. and her majesty said, you know, he has been her strength and stay and that was a few years ago and he carried on. he said when he was 90 that he had done his bit and he has
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carried on. ijust think at 96 he deserves to be able to pick and choose the engagements he does. that's the difference. it is not that he is not going to be in the public eye, but it allows him control over the diary which is set in stone months in advance. it is a newspaper story. i'm not knocking the newspapers, but every time the duke didn't turn up for something, they would say why is he not there? is it they would say why is he not there? isita they would say why is he not there? is it a medical issue? that becomes rather dull for the duke. we heard the daily telegraph running an obituary of the duke of edinburgh. we can't have that. the palace said clearly, this is his decision. it's supported by her majesty and it has nothing to do with any doctors advice. it is just nothing to do with any doctors advice. it isjust nice watching him with veterans and he is probably older than a lot of those veterans himself. he is, but you know, they
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are immaculate the royal marines in the green berets. he went into an old people's home recently and he said, "i don't really know what i'm doing here." they said, "i don't really know what i'm doing here. " they laughed, said, "i don't really know what i'm doing here." they laughed, "because i'm olderthan doing here." they laughed, "because i'm older than most of you." he said, "i'm discovering what it's like to be on your last legs." it sounds ridiculous why is a 96—year—old man retiring? as you say, he has done his bit. her majesty has given him her blessing. it is right that he can slowdown. he e njoys it is right that he can slowdown. he enjoys many other things. he enjoys his carriage riding. he enjoys other past times. i think he will continue to do surprise visits and his military commitments are hugely important to him. just speaking
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there to the young cadets of the royal marines. what do you think he will be telling them? what advice? probablyjust get will be telling them? what advice? probably just get on will be telling them? what advice? probablyjust get on it, i think! that's one of his favourite phrases, "get on with it." he is not one for worrying about the rights and the where fors. " worrying about the rights and the where fors." he is not one to give them good luck. that's probably what he's saying. good luck, get on with it. so what next for the duke? he will probably get out of the rain and have a cup of tea. i think that what he will be doing is, you know, he will still have an office at buckingham palace and he willy ace with her majesty and look ahead to what engagements it is felt he should be at and if prince harry or when prince harry becomes captain general of the royal marine corp, he
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will be passing all his advice to him. so that's the handshaking done. 22,000 solo engagements over the last 65 years. he's remarkably fit as well. he carries out, people, a lot of his uniforms and suits are the same suits he had for many, many years and he carries out as best as he can the canadian royal air force exercise regime which is remarkable for a exercise regime which is remarkable fora man of exercise regime which is remarkable for a man of 96. just moving back for the salute. that, of course, because he is taking the salute, that's why he is wearing the bowler hat because he's not in military uniform. this is obviously something he has
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done so many times before. one wonders what's going through his mind? i would have thought when the day is over, he'll have a look back at it and be, pride doesn't come into the duke of edinburgh's mind, but he will be pleased that he will have fulfilled his role as captain general and this is the last solo engagement that he carries out with the royal marines. do you think this would have been chosen specifically? there would be a reason why he would wa nt there would be a reason why he would want this to be his last? without a doubt. nothing happens in public with the royal family by accident. this was clearly what he wanted to do. at the moment three cheers for the duke. the royal marines commandos
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are so duke. the royal marines commandos are so often the first to go in battle. people think the royal marines are army, but they are royal marines are army, but they are royal marine commandos. as we said earlier a very personal connection with the royal marines. it is known as the first service. st george vi served and the duke of york in the battle ofjutland and prince charles, of course, was a commander in the royal navy and prince andrew served in the
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falklands as a royal navy helicopter pilot. there is a cloud outside buckingham palace. lots of umbrellas. a significant moment? historical moment, i think. significant moment? historical moment, ithink. this significant moment? historical moment, i think. this is the longest serving member stepping aside from his official engagements. a very proud moment for him. taking the salute. something he has
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done maniks many times before. —— many, done maniks many times before. —— any done maniks many times before. —— many, many times before. it is just many, many times before. it isjust coming many, many times before. it is just coming to the end of the parade now. three cheers will follow. yes. three cheers for captain general. hip—hip. three cheers for captain general. hip-hip. hooray. hip, hip. hooray. three cheers there for the duke of
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edinburgh, the captain general of the royal marines. his very last public engagement coming to an end. plays national anthem it is quite a moment, 70 years of public service. a little wave to the crowd who have been waiting patiently outside buckingham palace gates. umbrellas at the ready. always, his royal highness, the duke of edinburgh has carried out his duties over the many years with the minimum of fuss. he doesn't like fuss. he hasjust got on with it and done his duty. just like any other
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service man. stopping for one last word. he has got a smile on his face that royal marine. i wonder what was said? i suspect we'll never know. i hope so! then he goes, the duke of edinburgh goes back to buckingham palace. we expect him to go back up to balmoral. i think they will be spending time at balmoral, most of august, until they return later on. thank you, robert, for taking us through that. so, just to say once again, not the last time that we will see the duke of edinburgh, but his last public engagement? will see the duke of edinburgh, but his last public engagement7m will see the duke of edinburgh, but his last public engagement? it is his last public engagement? it is his last public solo engagement, i think, i'm sure he will be on duty with her majesty when it's appropriate and until that time, i
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think, that the team windsor the men in the family, the sons and the grandsons will support our monarch as long as she wants it to continue. we don't think he will be putting his feet up? i doubt that very much. robertjohnson, thank you very much indeed, from a rather damp buckingham palace back to you in the studio. sarah campbell, thank you very much. to the tune of he's a jolly good fellow the duke of edinburgh takes up retirement. we will have more from buckingham palace later on. highly we have on air emergency services in northern ireland have been respond to go a major incident in the mourne mountains were army cadets have got into difficulties in bad weather. 16 of the cadets who are aged between 12 of the cadets who are aged between i2 and i7 of the cadets who are aged between i2 and 17 are thought to be suffering from hypothermia. a local community hall is being used to
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treat the walking wounded. i spoke to colm mcgrath, he is a politician to colm mcgrath, he is a politician to represents the area. he told me more about the situation. the weather conditions deteriorated. locally the weather here has been terrible. we have had torrential rain and very low cloud. we are down on street level. it must be sort of treacherous up in the mown tauns itself. so very difficult conditions and certainly understandable that there would be problems. we are hearing that all have been accounted for. is that you're hearing too? yes, we're not hearing that there is anything more, you know, it is not a serious situation conned a couple of minor injuries, but given the scale and the numbers, to try and get that amount of people down off the mountain, in treacherous conditions would be a very difficult situation. and this is a regular thing for cadets is it camping overnight in the mountains? it certainly would be. it's very popular in the mourne mountains, it's one of the biggest
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mountain ranges across ireland. there would be lots of groups that would use it, but obviously you would use it, but obviously you would need to be keeping a close check on the weather a that can change at a given any time and when it gets treacherous, it's very difficult. chris buckler is nearly at the scene and we will be talking to him as soon as he gets there to get the latest on that continuing rescue operation. four men from the west midlands have been found guilty of plotting an attack similar to that carried out on the soldier lee rigby. a gang calling themselves the three musketeers, along with one other man, were planning to attack police and military targets on british soil. some of the trial had to be held in secret, at the old bailey. our midlands correspondent phil mackie reports. the raid at hero couriers in birmingham last august. an area near the city centre was evacuated and the bomb disposal unit called in. it was the culmination of an elaborate undercover operation in which the four men were observed meeting each other in birmingham and in stoke.
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they were already well—known to the authorities. naweed ali and khobaib hussain had been jailed after travelling to a terror training camp in pakistan in 2011. in prison, they met mohibur rahman, who had been jailed for possessing terrorist material. they called themselves the three musketeers. rahman's friend, tahir aziz, a former member of the banned extremist group al—muhajiroun, later joined the group. the more they watched them, the more the police became suspicious. these men, along with aziz, were very aware of surveillance and carried out counter—surveillance strategies. they used unregistered phones. they used encrypted social media apps to exchange extremist and violent material. they often met in public open spaces such as parks so they could not be listened in to. we needed to be one step ahead of them and put together an operation that was bold and ambitious, but that would ensure we kept communities safe and provided enough evidence to put
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before the court. the courier company just up there was a front. the boss was an undercover police officer. hussein and ali were givenjobs there, and when ali went out on a delivery, they searched his car and found a cache of weapons. there was a partially constructed pipe bomb, a meat cleaver with the word "kafir" or "unbeliever", scratched onto the blade and a replica handgun. this plot was foiled, but the release of more terrorists from prison could lead to future problems. the fact that people are being released and you know that they're terrorists, they have been convicted of terrorist offences, they are being released back into society and there's no reason to think that they have been de—radicalised. i think society across the world needs to ask themselves the question — are you happy with that? ali and hussain come from spark hill in birmingham, where a local charity works with the home office on counter radicalisation. so can someone's views become more extreme after they've been to prison? if they've bumped into somebody
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inside who is actually grooming them and radicalising them then, yes, of course. but if they are provided with the right support and then they basically don't come out worse. is there any hope for somebody who has got that absolute commitment to an extremist point of view? yes, absolutely. we believe there's always hope. we believe with the right support and the right programmes, there's always hope. the four men will be sentenced later — three of them for a second time. the white house has confirmed that president trump, helped draft what turned out to be a misleading statement, about a meeting his eldest son had last year with a russian lawyer. donald trump junior initially denied his talks with natalia veselnitskaya were about the presidential election, but his account later changed. the white house says the president "weighed in, as any father would," but denied there were inaccuracies in the initial account. richard lister reports. president trump is still making
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headlines for all the wrong reasons. among them, the curious tale of his son and the russian lawyer. it has emerged that natalia veselnitskaya, who has ties with the kremlin, met him injune last year with the promise of incriminating information about hillary clinton. congratulations, dad! we love you. donald trumpjunior played a key part in his father's election campaign and his e—mails show he loved the idea of getting dirt on hillary, but when asked by the new york times if he had hit had any meetings in russia, he said: injuly, he put out a statement saying he had met natalia veselnitskaya, but he had only discussed a programme about the adoption of russian children. after being challenged on that he finally confirmed the meeting was to talk about individuals connected to russia supporting ms clinton. so did the president help with the initial misleading statement about that meeting? the washington post alleged
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he dictated it for donald junior on air force one on his way back from the 620 in hambrook last month. his lawyers said he was not involved in drafting a statement, another white house says that actually, he was. the statement that donjunior issued is true, there is no inaccuracy in the statement. the president weighed in, as any father would based on the limited information he had. this is all discussion frankly of no consequence. but this man will decide that — robert muller is investigating claims of russian meddling in the election and whether the trump team tried to cover it up. the latest revelations do not look good. we're undermining the rule of law and transparency and openness and democracy and i think other countries are saying, this is really destructive. 0ur stock market has reached an all—time high today.
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russia is an unwelcome distraction for the president. he says the investigation is a witchhunt, but it is not going away. the government's been urged to do more to persuade european union countries to increase staffing levels at airports, after british tourists faced long waits at border controls. some holiday—makers say they were forced to queue for hours, because of additional security checks, on travellers from outside the schengen free movement area. airlines uk, which represents british—based carriers, says ministers should use whatever influence they can to improve the situation. dan johnson reports. queues at passport control, nothing new. but some delays have been as long as four hours at airports like barcelona. passengers have even missed flights because of the wait. kate was in a group of 22 who were stuck in spain on monday. even though they were at the airport three hours early. by the time we got to the gate they told us the gate was closed. the plane was still there, the bridge was still attached
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to the plane, but they refused to let 22 of us on this plane and yet it took them half an hour to unload our luggage off the plane. which is an absolute disgrace. this is all because of tighter security checks across the european countries that share passport and border control under the schengen agreement. more passengers are being checked against more databases to stop terrorists and criminals — that is all taking much longer. the reason for these delays is that some national governments had not foreseen the proper staffing resources and technology solutions at airports to make sure these checks can be done in a smoother way. these new rules have been enforced since april. but they've really made an impact now that airports are busy with holiday—makers. august is always the busiest time of year for travel, so inevitably you see long queues at this time of year. if you add to that the fact that they're bringing in these new security requirements, it's understandable those queues
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are longer than normal. so the most important thing to bear in mind is that when you leave for your destination abroad, leave some extra time to get through passport control, otherwise you run the risk of your losing your flight. there's always a trade—off, between the level of security and speed through the airport. many are calling for more staff, but these new checks have not even been fully rolled out yet so the queues could get longer before they get shorter. new research suggests more than a million women in their early 60s, are financially worse off, because of the rise in the state pension age. the institute for fiscal studies, says while the government is saving £5 billions a year, many women are losing on average, more than £30 a week. here's simon gompertz. waiting for your pension and struggling to get by. shirley from aberdeen is 61, not working because of ill—health and she won't qualify for the state pension until she's 66. i can't afford holidays. i've given up my car.
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basically my life really. i've got a bus pass, whopee! the effect it has had on me... ending it all because having to rely on yourfamily. ending it all because having to rely on your family. but my son said, "mum, you brought me up. you always gave to me when you had it. it's my turn." but it's still hard. pension ages used to be 60 for women and 65. by ages used to be 60 for women and 65. by the end of the decade it will be 66 for both. the result is more than one million women in their early 60s
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having £32 less than they would have had. 18% are living in poverty yu. that's on under £237 a week for a couple. perhaps the group who are worst off in this reform are the ones who want to work and retire later, but are unable to do so. perhaps they can't find work or their health prevents them from doing so. women have con campaigning for compensation with the complaint that they weren't given enough warning to work on or save more. paying pensions later is boosting the government's finances by £5 billion a year. ministers say that's fair because life expectancy is going up and that's increasing the underlying bill for pensions and they argue that with bigger life spans, women will still get more pension than previous generations, even though, they pick the money up later. but that's not helping shirley through the years until her 66 birthday during which she is having to depend on friends and family to keep her afloat. time for a weather update. jay wynne
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is there. any sign of sunshine anywhere? yes, simon, northern scotla nd anywhere? yes, simon, northern scotland is the place to be for a bit of sunshine this afternoon. i know, clutching at straws there. elsewhere, it is miserable out there. there has been some really wet weather in northern ireland. really wet too along the south coast. those bright colours indicate some really heavy downpours. the wind will be pushing the rain eastwards and northwards so in northern scotland we will see rainfall here. overnight, it's wet towards the northern isles and further showers in on the breeze to the western side of the uk. not a cold night by any stretch. it is warm in the south, 15, 16 celsius, and 12 or13 warm in the south, 15, 16 celsius, and 12 or 13 celsius further north. u nsettled and 12 or 13 celsius further north. unsettled tomorrow. rain into the northern isles. showers elsewhere and they will be heavy and thundery. not too many showers the further south you go, so it is dry in the
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london area, 21 celsius, 22 celsius, patchy cloud and maybe a little bit of sunshine. still showers around on friday. not too many in the south and the east. most will be in the north and the west. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines... the duke of edinburgh today retires from royal duties, after attending a royal marines parade at buckingham palace this afternoon. it marks his final solo public engagement, having completed 22,219 since 1952. an emergency operation is under way in the mourne mountains in nothern ireland after up to 70 army cadets got into difficulties. coastguard, ambulance and helicopter crews have been called to the scene. prison governors have warned that the prison service in england and wales is in "complete decline", with recruitment remaining in a "critical" condition. four members of a west midlands terrorist cell have been found guilty of plotting a lee rigby—style
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terror attack against police and military targets. new security measures at eu airports have left holidaymakers facing long queues and delays, with the european commission saying that the delays are "the price of security". it is time for the sport now at the bbc sport centre. one man who will not be queueing at airports, he will be using his own private jet! after weeks of speculation it finally looks like brazilian superstar neymar will leave barcelona tojoin paris saint—germain for a world record fee. neymar this morning informed the club that he wanted to leave the nou camp. richard conway is in paris for us. fans visiting the club shop here in the centre of paris are getting excited because the deal for neymar is inching slowly forward. we have seen
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is inching slowly forward. we have seenin is inching slowly forward. we have seen in the past few days the player going from shanghai where he was on commercial duties and flying back to barcelona. he has been excused from training and now barcelona are saying, pay us the money and paris st germain, you can have the player. we will see how it plays out in the coming hours and days. there is now an increasing certainty that neymar will be a paris st germain player this coming season and the indications for that are huge, of course for barcelona who will be without one of the leading players and for psg who desperately want to bridge the gap from being champions league wannabes to winners and also for uefa, is given financial fair play, clubs have a requirement to live within their means. the size of this deal and the money involved in this deal and the money involved in this potential transfer is such that many clubs and individuals at the highest levels are looking at it and wondering if psg can live within those obligations. for now the fans
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here just want to know one thing, when will neymar sign. £198 million is the price tag for neymar! more on that through the day. liverpool managerjurgen klopp says he hopes daniel sturridge's thigh injury "isn't serious" after the striker went off injured in a pre season friendly last night. sturridge scored his side's last goal in a 3—0 win against bayern munich in germany but he immediately pulled up and was subbed just before full—time. injuries have limited sturridge to 46 league appearances in the past three seasons. former captain alastair cook believes england's experience as a test team will be key as they go in pursuit of becoming the world's number one side again. friday sees england play the fourth and final test against south africa who are currently ranked the world's second best team. england need only to avoid defeat to win the series, which they currently lead 2—1. as this site develops, we are getting to that stage where a lot of the players have a bit of experience, 30 test matches is
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a lwa ys experience, 30 test matches is always a bit of a benchmark for players. if your plate 30 matches you understand the rigmarole of test match cricket and your game a lot better than when you have played one oi’ better than when you have played one or two. we should be getting more consistent and this is the challenge for this site, this consistency which has not been there for the last 12 months. england's women play their euro 2017 semi—final tomorrow, and they'll be without their first choice keeper, karen bardsley, who broke her leg during the quarters. siobhan chamberlain will step up to replace her and she's looking to make the most of the opportunity. we are all really disappointed for karen, she has had a fantastic tournament so far and has not conceded a goal so it is really disappointing for her but this is wide we have this strong gigena union because you never know who will be called upon at any time. we work hard day in, day out, supporting her when she is she supporting her when she is she support us when we are playing and nothing will change and she has been great since she has been injured as well. and the british athletes who will be taking part in the world athletics championships, which start in london
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on friday, have arrived at st pancras station on the eurostar. the squad has been at a camp in france preparing for the championships. that is all the sport for now. you're watching bbc news. the number of deaths due to drugs in england and wales last year which the highest ever recorded. the office for national statistics says there were 3744 poisoning deaths involving both legal and illegal su bsta nces involving both legal and illegal substances in 2016. the figures also show that more people in their 40s died than those in the 30s. our home affairs correspondent meant no —— explained more. they give us an insight into family people have died from taking drugs. what exactly they had taken, how old they were, what pa rt had taken, how old they were, what part of the country they were living in and if we look at some of the figures in details we can see their
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work 3744 deaths linked to poisoning registered in 2016. there is the figure. that is the rise ofjust 2% but significantly it is the highest figure on record and they have been collecting data in this way for about 25 years. two thirds of these deaths were said to be related to the misuse of drugs so that is significant. most people have taken things like morphine and heroin. last year we saw there were 371 deaths related to cocaine. that is the rise of 16%. the ons thinks there might be a pure form of that particular drug coming onto the market. another theme we saw was people in their 40s rather than their 30s dying from drug—taking and thatis their 30s dying from drug—taking and that is that we have not seen, certainly not in the last year or so and some experts called this the so—called trainspotting effect, a reference to the film some 20 years ago and what they mean by that is that people who may have been taking
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ha rd that people who may have been taking hard drugs for the first time in the 90s have fought a long battle with addiction and now in their 40s they are dying from the abuse. what sort of reaction has there been to these figures? you have drugs charities saying they are alarming and they saying they are alarming and they say the government approach to the problem of drugs is not working. they say there could be more information shared particularly with young people, more testing of drugs that are found at night clubs and festivals so people can see just how potent some of them are. other charities are saying it shows that drugs need to be decriminalised and some people are not coming forward for help because they realised they could get in trouble with the authorities. the governmentjust a fortnight ago outlined its vision fortnight ago outlined its vision for 20 deal with people taking drugs and it said it would put more money into giving what it called a tailored approach to addicts but also investing more in education so young people in particular can see the damage done and clearly the
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number of deaths from people taking drugs. road safety campaigners say proposals to remove speed bumps in england to help cut pollution, are "dangerous, daft and irresponsible." the government has suggested it's willing to pay for council's to rip them up, because when drivers brake and then accelerate to get over them, they increase exhaust emissions. here's roger harrabin. children are vulnerable to polluted air. it can harm the development of their lungs and aggravate existing conditions like asthma and hay fever. but the government's plan to combat pollution includes offering to pay councils to rip up speed humps installed to protect those same children. here is why. cars will typically break as they reach a hump and then accelerate their way out of it, increasing pollution in the process. some motoring groups can't wait for the humps to go. speed bumps or, as we call them, inverted potholes, we've been against from the word go. for the last 15 years we've been arguing against them, including the fact that the pollution and indeed excessive fuel
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usage that they course. but the humps won't be removed without a fight. in many areas local people campaigned for them to protect children from speeding cars. rachel maycock is a safety campaigner based in cardiff, where she walks her two—year—old to nursery. her organisation, living streets, is writing to ministers, criticising their decision to offer to pay for the removal of speed bumps. it's a really weak plan based on really weak evidence. getting rid of speed bumps and spending that money is not going to improve our air quality. it's going to increase the likelihood of accidents in urban areas like this and the money could be spent better elsewhere. i think it's probably in there because the government feels it needs to be seen to be nice to the motorists and not to demonise diesel car drivers and so forth. but we are concerned it is sending out the wrong message to local authorities. the challenge over humps created confusion in whitehall, with different departments saying they weren't responsible for the idea. a government spokesman said later that it would ensure that any changes on roads didn't reduce
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safety for children. roger harrabin, bbc news. there is a growing shortfall in the number of beds needed to care for the elderly across the uk according to a bbc investigation. by the end of next year, up to 3,000 people won't be able to find a place in a care home. the association of directors of adult social services is calling for more money to be spent on nurses and carers so people can receive care in their own homes for longer. samantha fenwick reports. sam visits his nanjean in this care home every day. she moved into this home care centre 12 months ago after her dementia deteriorated and sam could not look after her at home. she is settled and looked up and the staff are caring and provide activities and have taken her on trips so she has been to blackpool
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recently which is her favourite place. she was very happy with that. but injune, bradford council decided to close the home. they say it was too expensive to maintain and they are looking for another place for gene to live. this is not an isolated case. in the last three years one in every 20 care home beds have closed in the uk. in ten months work here will be complete. i'm standing in what will bea complete. i'm standing in what will be a television room. there will also be 70 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms but research for the bbc suggests we are not building enough ca re suggests we are not building enough care homes like this and we are facing a huge shortfall. the data from poverty consultantsj ll suggest by the end of next year there will be a shortfall of 3000 beds —— property consultants. by 2026 they predict the industry could beat 70,000 beds short. there are more people living for longer and we know that we'll been 2.5 million
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more over six device in next decade and asa more over six device in next decade and as a that means it is anticipated demand for care home beds and to fix that we need to double the rate of delivery. the worry is that as capacity decreases and demand increases there will be more pressure on nhs beds at ugly people are admitted to hospital because they cannot cope at home. but if the health care world more ca re but if the health care world more care homes than any other provider in the uk and every year they add 600 bed but that is not enough and in the future those that need help might not be able to get it. potentially the commissioners will raise the eligibility criteria to justify placement into a care home so justify placement into a care home so increasingly we will seek only the most dependent clients will meet those criteria in the future. it's nice and sunny. the government say they have given local authorities in england an extra £2 billion to help with social care but the fearful families is that they will end up in a similar situation to sam and his
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nan. this care home will close in the autumn and they are struggling to find a new one also she has been crying in her bedroom knowing she will have to move. it is, this isn't going to beat my bedroom, where am i going. i can't answer that question at the moment. samantha bell, bbc news. some breaking news from the metropolitan police who say a 49—year—old man has been arrested at airport on suspicion of operation of a cts airport on suspicion of operation of acts to commit terrorism. he was stopped by officers at the airport under the terrorism act and subsequently arrested. he was arrested and ta ken subsequently arrested. he was arrested and taken to a south london police station where he remains in police station where he remains in police custody. officers have also carried out a search at an address in essex and they say that is now complete. a 49 your man has been arrested and as —— it in police custody. british airways passengers
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have faced long queues this morning after a glitch at their chicken system. the airline said it had used a manual check in process which ta kes a manual check in process which takes longer than the computerised system. the technology company which provided the voting system for sunday's controversial election in venezuela says the turn—out figures were manipulated. antonio mugica, the boss of smartmatic, said his firm estimated the difference between actual participation and the one announced by the authorities was at least 1 million votes. president nicolas maduro has called it "a vote for the revolution". it is therefore with the deepest regret that we have to report that the turn—out numbers on sunday 30th july for the constituent assembly in venezuela were tampered with. the automated election system used in venezuela is tamper—evident and self—reports any attempt to interfere with it.
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you're watching the bbc news. in a moment a summary of the business news this hour but first the headlines on bbc news. in the past hour prince philip has carried out his final solo public engagement, attending a royal marines parade at buckingham palace. mountain rescue, ambulance and helicopter crews are rescuing up to 70 teenage army cadets who got into difficulties in bad weather in the mourne mountains in northern ireland. four men from the west midlands have been found guilty of plotting a terrorist attack against police and military targets. now the business news. asda says sales fell 5.7% last year, faced with tough competition in the grocery market. pre—tax profits were down nearly 19% to £792 million. the supermarket said its performance was "behind expectations" but saw an improvement in the final quarter
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of last year. more than a million women in their early 60s have become poorer after delays to their state pensions. the institute for fiscal studies says, on average, women aged between 60 and 62 were now £32 a week worse off. it says poverty rates among that group have risen sharply. growing demand for ipads and new services like apple pay and apple music helped the tech giant apple report more than £66 billion in profit for the last three months. it was enough to send apple's shares soaring to a new record high. the firm also forecast strong sales for the new iphone expected next month. uk economic growth will slow to 1.7% this year according to the latest forecast from the national institute of economic and social research. it says the prediction is a fall from the 1.8% seen last year. it reflects the rise in inflation since last year's brexit vote and the subsequent fall in the value
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of the pound. jagjit chadha is from the national institute of economic and social research explains the impact this will have. what it really has the impact on are consumers. consumer expenditure is mainly driven by the wages minus the inflation rate and unfortunately this year the inflation rate, which we expect to peak at around 3% towards the end of the year, will be higher than the increase in wages. and that is going to bear down on consumption, particularly as consumers will find credit lines drying up, as they have been able to raise finance late last year and in the early part of this year but we see that being more problematic as the year continues. more than a million women in their early 60s have become poorer as a result of delays to their state pensions. researchers at the institute for fiscal studies found that, on average, women aged between 60 and 62 were now £32 a week worse off. but the ifs also said the savings and extra tax from working women meant the state was £5.1 billion
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a year better off. jonathan cribb, senior research economist and report author at institute for fiscal studies, explained more about it. since 2010 the state pension age for women has been gradually rising. at this moment it is approaching 64 from 60 in 2010 and it is going to rise to 66 by 2020. fundamentally, when women don't get their state pension that means they are receiving lower benefits from the state and that leads to lower incomes for them. so when will some of these women get their pensions then? if you are 62 or 63 now? if you are now, for example, if you were born in 1955 and you are a woman, you will get the state pension at aged 66, which will be not until 2021. so that is quite a delay relative to what they might have expected of 2015, in the early 90s before
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this reform was enacted. in other business news... bookies william hill says first half came in strongly with its online business doing particularly well. sales were up 5% and profits rose 32% to £57.2 million. sales at its high street shops were down. europe's biggest defence company, bae systems, has reported profits of £865 million for the six months to june. that's up 10% on the first half of 2016. the firm says it got a boost from rising government defence spending and the weak pound. profits at mining giant rio tinto have almost doubled to $3.3 billion for the six months tojune. the company was helped by rebound in the price for iron ore. and british airways has apologised
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for a "temporary" problem with its check—in systems at some uk airports. passengers at heathrow, gatwick and london city airports had to be checked in manually and faced long queues and delays. ba said the fault was resolved at about 9am this morning and its computerised system was now operating normally. in the markets, that is william hill with their very good figures and their shares are up over 8% and apple shares are up over 4%. the footsie a bit lacklustre but the dow jones has started strongly —— the ftse 100. jones has started strongly —— the ftse100. that is the business news. a good bet on william hill! you're watching bbc news. he's a sporting superstar,
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and the fastest breaststroke swimmer on the planet. adam peaty from uttoxeter in staffordshire admits he thrives on pressure, and last week broke his own 50m breaststroke record twice at the world championships in budapest. he'sjust 22, so the big question is, how much faster could he go? here's andy swiss. two world titles, two world records. one remarkable swimmer. in a sport of the finest margins adam peaty proved he is in a class of his own. 25.95! just a few days after breaking the world record twice in a day, he told me that initial shock still has not left him. did you surprise yourself at what you managed to achieve that? a little bit, i was not expecting to go 25.9, i never thought that day would come.
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i believed it would come but when it actually happens it is a different story. the same with the olympic gold medal, you never really think it is going to happen to you. so the world records, i cannot believe it has happened. but the peaty family has a second star, last year his grandmother had to watch his olympic success back home. but this year she flew out to budapest to cheer on her grandson. it is amazing that she was out there, she had not flown in 20 years and she had been packing her bags for five weeks before. it means so much to me to walk out, when you're a bit nervous and excited and have all these emotions, then you see your nan and mum in the crowd. it is an amazing thing. obviously you want to make them proud and give them as much as they've given you. and the training that has got you to where you are now, many people have seen of you doing those insane push—ups. how important is that regime? i love it, people say it is hard, probably the worst thing you could imagine every single day, six hours. as much hard exercise as you can do.
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but for me that is my comfort zone. and the best is still yet to come? i have not even started to reach my peak yet. i need that man strength to come through, i'm still on boy strength. his only rival now would seem to be the clock, the man taking british swimming into uncharted territory. as charity records go, this one's a classic. three women in their 70s and 80s from melbourne, australia have been channelling their inner beyonce. they've recorded a version of the hit, ‘all the single ladies,‘ as part of a campaign to save their local bowling club from demolition. our sydney correspondent, hywel griffith, has more. # all the bowling ladies... with a combined age of 236, terri, janine and wyn may have thought their chances of pop stardom had passed.
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butjust four days after posting this video online, the bowling ladies of chadstone have caught the attention of the world. their impassioned plea to save their bowls club from being replaced by an indoor sports stadium has clearly struck a chord. even if they were not too familiar with the original version. two of us had heard of beyonce but two of us had not any idea about that song. it is a wonderful environment, especially for the older people. we do not want to lose it because then where would we go? we'd have to travel and most of the ladies are older than i am, i'm 72, it is their second home. everybody cares. the local council says that the club is just one potential site being considered for a new stadium which would help meet demand for several sports.
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but the chadstone bowlers feel they are the victims of ageism as their sport may not be considered sexy enough. although the demanding choreography left one member saying she may need a hip replacement, the bowling ladies have clearly got their voices heard. and it would now take a brave politician to try to turf them out. we can all get a bit snappy when we're not in the mood to be photographed but take a look at the moment when a great white shark took a bite of a marine researcher‘s camera. greg skomal was diving off the coast of massachusetts, in the usa, when his close encounter with the 12—foot shark took place. despite the jaws—style drama, both he and his camera remained intact. hejust doesn't swim
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he just doesn't swim any more! lets getan he just doesn't swim any more! lets get an update on the weather, a bit more gentle! pretty miserable away from the far north of scotland today. this is the satellite and radar sequence and you can see a lot of cloud moving northwards and eastwards with the two areas of rain, one moving into central scotland and all this on the south coast. miserable conditions in the last few hours in central london. but in northern scotland, look at that! beautiful, a bit of patchy cloud but a lovely afternoon. things are set to change that with this rain moving northward and it will get into northern scotland and it will be quite wet overnight. the rain moves to the east with blustery winds and followed by a whole rash of showers by the end of the night to the west of the uk. not cold,
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quite forming the south with 15 or 16 degrees. —— quite warm. in the morning it will be wet in northern scotla nd morning it will be wet in northern scotland and the northern isles with a lot of showers coming from the west. a bit drier to the east. early showers around northern ireland and northern england, some heavy early on. the further east, some drier and brighter interludes but in wales and the south—west, a bit brighter weather in between but quite windy and a lot of cloud and some early showers. largely dry through the midlands and east anglia and the south—east, a couple of showers but largely dry compared to other areas. through the day it remains unsettled particular in the north with thunder and lightning and slow—moving showers in scotland so some large rainfall. not many showers in the south—east, some patchy cloud and sunny spells, 21 or 22 but close to 18 with the showers in the south—west of scotland. the low
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pressure is moving towards scandinavia and behind it there is that north—westerly breeze which will influence the weather with further showers in the north and west on friday but the further south and east yougov it is largely dry with temperatures up to 23 degrees —— south and east you go. into the weekend, things are beginning to settle down as the pressure rises from the west but still some rain in the north and west of the uk but largely dry the further south you go. top temperatures in the low 20s. more details on the bbc weather website. this is bbc news. i'm simon mccoy. the headlines at 11me after 65 years of royal duty, prince philip makes his final solo public engagement reviewing a parade of royal marines at buckingham palace. an emergency operation is under way after up to 70 army cadets,
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aged between 12 and 17, got into difficulties in the mourne mountains in northern ireland. four men from the west midlands are found guilty of plotting terror attacks against police and military targets. prison governors attack the government's management ofjails in england and wales, warning the service is "in complete decline." british tourists are facing hours of delays at several eu airports because of stricter border checks. also in the next hour: adam peaty, sporting superstar, and the fastest breaststroke swimmer on the planet.
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