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the it"uff. eff. “ni tiff. ”‘e‘mz ””ff.£'\ will see the temperatures around 22 degrees in the south, 14—16d further north. it is another showery day to come on saturday. # when you're not strong #. a special service of remembrance at the local church commemorates those who died. jessica urbano. victoria king. raymond "moses" bernard. at the tower and across the nation a silence is marked for exactly 72 seconds. at the moment the first emergency call was made about the fire a year ago, the tower itself is lit up in green. it's been a day of remembrance, sorrow and solidarity for the community that lost so much one year ago. also tonight: more than 4,500 jobs to go at rolls royce,
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many at the head quarters in derby. hospital staff welcome the government's lifting of a cap on non—eu doctors and nurses coming to the uk. the decision that's been made today is hugely welcome but we await to see how it happens and when it happens. because the medical shortages are very much now. new figures show how cuts in social care in england are sending more elderly people to a&e. # come on, let meentertain you #. and an energetic opening ceremony in moscow gets the world cup under way. and coming up later in the hour on bbc news, sportsday will be coming live from the luzhniki stadium in moscow as we reflect on the opening match of the fifa world cup.
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i;;;éi?;;;é?ii2e§ vigil have been held. there was also a 72 second silence at midday to commemorate the dead. at the exact moment the first emergency call was made to report the fire a year ago, 12.54am in the morning, the tower itself in west london was lit up in green, a colour worn by so many today in honour of all those affected by the tragedy. lucy manning reports from west london on a day of memories and strong emotions. in the middle of the night, grenfell lit up the sky. last year, the horror of the flames, now green to commemorate the tragedy. last year they gathered at the foot of the tower, helpless. now, they stood in
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the same place to remember. #we the same place to remember. # we all need somebody to lean on. words from the koran. many of the last words that night were prayers. and then, the 72 names. victoria king. fatima shakira, nadia shakira. for ever in our hearts. i year ago, there was the fire, the screams from inside and the cries from out. today, silence. the survivors and the bereaved were
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joined by singers adele and storms it. but this was about people who had lived and lost here. some came with flowers, others with messages. the day after the fire we met this man, and today he came to remember his mother, father, sister and two bros. to having a big family to not having a family at all is a big change. their absence is a big thing that i've been left with to deal with for the rest of my life and it's extremely painful and i miss them dearly every day. last year we
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also met this lady, desperate for news. he lost his cousin, her husband and their baby. on the day of the fire we were just running around trying to find relatives. you saw me on the day. but it was the aftermath. in the aftermath, this whole community came together. what do you think the grenfell community have achieved a year on? a desire to make sure this never happens again. ata make sure this never happens again. at a local church, otherfamilies who lost children, parents, sisters and brothers heard calls for healing and brothers heard calls for healing and justice. they have mourned here asa and justice. they have mourned here as a community from the day of the fire, supporting each other, when those who should have done, failed. at this primary, they lost 12 past
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and present pupils and a teacher. those who have died are always remembered. we pray for those who have lost their homes. how does a school cope after this? with difficulty. it was a day of dignity, but their campaign for answers doesn't end here. the grenfell community is gathering for the silent march. they hold it every month to remember those who have died but thousands are expected tojoin them. have died but thousands are expected to join them. make have died but thousands are expected tojoin them. make no mistake, behind the silence and the dignity, there is anger and frustration that one year on, the public enquiry has only just started. the one year on, the public enquiry has onlyjust started. the criminal investigation, no one has been arrested. combustible cladding on
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high—rises has not been banned, the government is still consulting on that and many survivors are still in hotels. justice, one of the bereaved are said to me, when there are people behind bars for this. rolls—royce is to cut more than 4,500 jobs in a major reorganisation. the company says middle management and office staff posts at its headquarters in derby are facing many of the cuts over the next two years. our business editor simonjack reports from derby at rolls—royce headquarters in derby this lunchtime, workers were tight—lipped about the news of massive job cuts. i don't suppose you would have a quick word for the bbc? tell us about how things are feeling. sorry, we have been asked not to. but the chief executive was talking about why radical cost—cutting was necessary. this is a very difficult decision. we were trying to create a stronger rolls—royce which is good for derby and good for the uk and will provide
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employment in derby and other places in the uk for many years to come. a total of a600 jobs are going out of a workforce of 55,000 around the world. derby is home to nearly 16,000 of them, where most of the cuts will be felt. the axe is falling on middle management and support roles. in derby city centre, it was clear how close the ties are between company and community. derby is very proud of rolls—royce as a business and the company. it is worldwide. it's a shame. shops are closing all over the place. lots of people are losing jobs and losing their livelihood. i think rolls—royce will just add to the misery. they say its management, but a600 jobs is still not good news for derby. the whole family, my grandad worked there. everybody we know worked there. it's the main hub of derby's employment, really. it's close to our hearts.
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labour says workers will need support from the company and the government. we want assurances that there will not be compulsory redundancies and that they will use all of their efforts to redeploy staff and find them alternative work elsewhere whilst working with the government in terms of supporting them going forward. rolls—royce made nearly £5 billion in profit last year. it has a bulging order book and it also has serious problems with some of its flagship engine products. so some are wondering whether now is the right time to push through such a radical and potentially disruptive restructuring programme. if we postpone this now, we will be missing out on the next design opportunities as they come along. if you miss out on these design windows, you're out of the business for the next 25 to 30 years. that would mean lots ofjob losses. future generations may be grateful. that is little comfort to thousands of current workers facing redundancy.
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simonjack, bbc news, derby. more foreign doctors and nurses from outside the european union will be allowed to come and work in the uk after the home office pledged to lift restrictions on medical staff applying to work on a so—called tier visa. on a so—called tier two visa. until now, they were included in a cap on non—eu skilled workers, introduced by theresa may when she was home secretary. that cap is limited at 20,700 people a year. now medical staff will no longer be included in it but will need to meet certain criteria, including having a valid job offer, which pays at least £30,000 per year and having some personal savings. 0ur political editor laura kuenssberg reports. how many doctors do we need and does it matter where they come from? wigan infirmary alone is a0 short, they cannot get enough british and european doctors to apply and there
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we re european doctors to apply and there were strict limits on hiring staff from the rest of the world, but now they will disappear. everybody in they will disappear. everybody in the nhs has been asking, pointing out the logic from one part of the government trying to increase the medical workforce and another part stopping it through the visa cap. it is wonderful this decision has been made but it is a matter of implementing it quickly. visas for doctors and nurses won't count any more towards the total of permits available for highly skilled workers. after a concerted push from the health secretary, the home secretary and others, the rules are being relaxed. it is important to say we are already giving a lot of visas to doctors, but what is frustrating, you find the right person, offer them thejob frustrating, you find the right person, offer them the job and they accept thejob, but person, offer them the job and they accept the job, but because of an arbitrary cap, you cannot bring them in. but it is welcome from other sectors. hang on, the tories
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promised they do almost anything possible to get immigration down, responding to what they believed was very public concern. remember this? we will reduce net migration from the hundreds of thousands to the tens of thousands. it will not be easy, it will take hard work and a great deal of political courage. this isn't such a distant memory. immigration was at the heart of the referendum. can we take back control... but there is a difference between cutting numbers and being in control. theresa may was in charge at the home office for years and during that time she was resolutely committed to getting immigration down. but in recent weeks, the new home secretary and his cabinet collea g u es home secretary and his cabinet colleagues have persuaded her it is the right thing to budge a bit. but the right thing to budge a bit. but the question now, is this an exception or a move towards new
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rules ? exception or a move towards new rules? the new home secretary has moved things here. shifting, but not yet stripping away the whole target like the labour party demands. now we have two examined the whole question of having a cap are numbers of migrants. these were always unworkable targets which were more about politics than practical management of migration. perhaps there will be more space the nuance immigration, notjust there will be more space the nuance immigration, not just the there will be more space the nuance immigration, notjust the numbers. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, manchester. 0ur health editor hugh pym is in manchester at a conference of nhs leaders. what are they making of this news there? it has been a widespread welcome after the announcement. 0ne put it to me, we have more than we wanted. there was a concern about
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recruitment and retention of staff. in february it showed there were 35,000 nurse vacancies and 10,000 doctor posts unfilled. at the same time employers felt they were being held back getting people from outside europe because of the visa system. outside europe because of the visa syste m. n ow outside europe because of the visa system. now 2300 doctor visa applications were rejected over a five—month period according to a freedom of information request. taking doctors and nurses out of the system will make it easier for employers and it will free up space is for other employers to take the visas. it is thought around a0% of visas. it is thought around a0% of visas under the tier two system go to the nhs. so are welcome here, but it has been noted this will be reviewed next spring so they will wait to see what happens after that. as one source put it to me, why couldn't this have been done last
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autumn in time for what turned out to bea autumn in time for what turned out to be a very difficult winter. hugh pym in manchester, thank you. the world cup has officially got under way in russia with a lavish and energetic opening ceremony combining robbie williams, an opera singer and dancers in some pretty unusual outfits. vladimir putin welcomed the world to the tournament and fans to what he called open, hospitable and friendly russia. the hosts thrashed saudi arabia in the first match. 0ur sports editor dan roan was watching in moscow. no matter where they are held, the start of a world cup retains the power to excite and unite like little else in sport. and here today, it was no different. amid the symbols of russia's soviet past, who knows quite what he would have made of fifa's travelling corporate circus descending on the luzhniki stadium? but with fans here from every corner of the globe, moscow had given in to world cup fever. welcome to russia.
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we'd like to thank russia for the good organisation. it's good to be here. people here are nice. everything goes smoothly. thank you. i have my friends who arrived from kazakhstan, latvia, belarus. sojust be here at these games, that is really cool. special day. eight years and £8 billion in the making, russia 2018 had arrived. # let me entertain you. robbie williams kicking off the opening ceremony, the british star's duet with russian soprano aida garaifullina the highlight of the pre—match entertainment. the stage was finally set for the two teams, although president putin naturally then took his turn in the reflected glory that such occasions afford host countries' leaders. translation: i wish all the teams success and an unforgettable experience to fans. welcome to russia. the stadium in full voice for a stirring rendition of russia's national anthem.
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the tournament's opening fixture featured its two worst ranked teams, but the hosts soon had the dream start, yury gazinsky scoring the world cup's first goal. this was how much it meant for the thousands watching at moscow's fan—fest. saudi arabia were on the ropes, denis cheryshev during giving russia their second goal that dominance deserved. russia were not finished there. substitute artem dzyuba sealed a one—sided victory. and with the president's approval, the coach's relief was evident. cheryshev‘s second, an early contenderfor goal of the tournament as russia went on to complete a 5—0 win. amid the emotion and expectation, they delivered when it mattered most. it couldn't have gone better for russia today, could it? absolutely, russia today, could it? absolutely,
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russia are not the footballing force they used to be, their form russia are not the footballing force they used to be, theirform coming into the tournament was dreadful so for them to have won so emphatically amid so much pressure will be a source of great national pride. the organisers too in terms of logistics, transport and security, so logistics, transport and security, so far so good so it will be interesting to see how other hosts cope as moscow appears to have done. this tournament has its critics amid worsening diplomatic relations with the west, bearing in mind only a few weeks ago the british foreign secretary likened this world cup to hitler's 1936 secretary likened this world cup to hitler's1936 0lympics. but now it has kicked off, the footballing narrative is bound to take over with the usual questions — will germany retain their title? who will be the top scorer? and will england finally put recent failures at major tournaments behind them? all will be revealed. certainly well, thank you. our top story this evening:
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a year on from grenfell — the 72 victims are remembered in west london and across the country. and still to come... the newest member of the royal family accompanies the most experienced on their first royal engagement together. and coming up in the next 15 minutes on bbc news: sportsday will be coming live from the luzhniki stadium in moscow, as we show you what happened in the opening match of the fifa world cup and also bring you the very latest news from the tournament. older people are ending up in hospital as a direct result of cuts to social care spending in england that's according to the institute for fiscal studies. they estimate that a drop in council spending over recent years has led to one additional visit to accident and emergency for every ten people aged 65 and over. in the final part of our series looking at the difficulties faced by those needing care and those providing it, our social affairs
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correspondent alison holt has been to lancashire. accident and emergency is the front door of pressure for the health service, the place where more people are turning in a crisis. many are elderly. the doctor's got to give us the all—clear. and that has a knock—on effect on the whole hospital, as they know well at the royal blackburn in lancashire. here, they have an ambulance arriving on average every nine minutes. it's a sign of the sheer pressure the system is under. we are seeing a rise in the numbers, and a typical day across our emergency department and urgent care centres will see 550—600 people a day. the demand for hospital beds is constant. to ease the pressure, effort is going into providing the support patients need to recuperate at home. like 72—year—old john mellor, whose bag is packed ready for him to leave. he's been in hospitalfor nearly nine days after a stroke. if we need to put any services in, you ought to be able to make yourself a cup of tea and a cake and you'll be fine at home. far better, i think, going home to somewhere you know
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where everything is and, you know, you can work better that way. your mind works better. how were you managing at home? ican i can manage so far. with council, social workers and nhs specialists working together, they're doing well at preventing people becoming stuck in hospital. the team heads to see an elderly man who's been admitted several times. there's the possibility of dementia. you hang on here. let's just go and make these phone calls and have a conversation and we'll come back to you. they think his family is struggling and more help at home might have stopped him coming in in the first place. we've planned with our mental health colleagues to get a plan that will keep him at home safely and ensure that he stays at home rather than coming back. staff are arriving for a meeting with the head of lancashire's care services. it is to praise them for the work they are doing,
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but like most council bosses, he worries about how he will find the long term money needed to meet the growing demand for services before people reach a crisis. i think it's constant pressures all the time. we can't simply go faster and faster on the current model. we know we have to do a lot more in order to staunch some of the flow into the hospital and make sure we are supporting people in the community. pressure is being felt across the care system, as we've seen first hand this week. we are absolutely in crisis. the costs for those who pay for themselves... i hope i don't live to be 100, as by then i'll be broke. and the frustrations of those who provide the care... people look at you and think "you're a care worker, you just wipe bums". the government promises a green paper will set out its plans to reform the care system this summer, but what of the difficulties people face now? isn't this a crisis? it's certainly a situation under a lot of pressure. we can't afford to play party
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political games with this any more. we have to address this situation. the quality of lives depends upon this. lots of talk about more money for the nhs on its 70th birthday. will there be more money for the care system at the same time? we need more money for the care system. we need it. will it come at the same time? well, you'll have to wait and see what comes out in the green paper, but if we address the funding issues of the nhs without addressing social care issues, it's like running a bath with the plug out. and those we've met who either need care or who provide it will be waiting to see what that means for them. alison holt, bbc news. if theresa may thought she'd bought herself some time by managing to get the brexit vote through the house of commons earlier this week, she may now be thinking again as both remain and pro—brexit mp's are putting pressure on her tonight.
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laura kuenssberg is at westminster for us, what's happening? forget about the technicalities of all this but there is a bus stop playing out right before our eyes. theresa may you might remember avoided a big defeat in the house of commons over the idea of giving parliament more power if the brexit deal goes sour but she only got through that and avoided defeat by promising a compromise. that compromise was published at 5pm and some tory rebels are furious. they say the compromise is not acceptable and weren't consulted on the final version. the brexiteers say something different and don't necessarily like it but the government has got to get on with it. with all of these months theresa may has been accused of trying to keep both sides on board. perhaps by disappointing remainers tonight she's finally picked one side but 110w she's finally picked one side but now the lines are drawn for another big showdown when this all comes back to parliament next week. it is
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the european union and the uk that are meant to be having a political divorce through brexit but in these last few days, and i think during the time to come, it feels sometimes as if it is the two sides of the tory party who are truly in these bitter, dreadful negotiations. laura at westminster, thank you. the newest member of the royal family has accompanied the most experienced on an official visit to cheshire. the duchess of sussex was with the queen on their first royal engagement together without prince harry. they attended a series of events, including the opening of the mersey gateway bridge, and the storyhouse theatre in chester. time for a look at the weather. here's sarah keith—lucas. it has been a day off pretty lively weather out there. we have had storm hector and you can see this picture coming in from one of our weather watchers in lancashire so we have had the waves around the coast and there have been trees down and travel disruption, particularly
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across scotland, northern ireland and northern england. that's where we see the strongest of the wind gusts, and usually stronger this time of year. in the cairngorms those winds have been in excess of 100 mph and even at low levels up to 70 mph. the strongest of the winds are now easing as the storm clears away to the north and east but the satellite image shows this swirl of cloud we have seen today. we still have fairly heavy, blustery showers this evening, particularly across northern ireland and into scotland. further south, fewer showers here so mainly dry and clear and the winds are easing overnight too so a fresher night then we have seen recently with temperatures down to 13 degrees. not as humid and warm as in recent night. tomorrow will be a quieter day in terms of the wind certainly. still blustery feel to the weather in the north with further showers for scotland and
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northern ireland, and just some isolated showers cropping up later in the day for england and wales but most of us avoiding them. temperatures in the south 22 degrees, call up further north. that is saturday's weather, with further showers across northern and western parts of the country followed by sunny conditions later in the day but it will be that little bit cooler and fresher by the time we get to saturday, around 1a—19d. after that showery, cool day on saturday, it should be drier and brighter too for sunday. thank you. that's almost all from the bbc news at six. in a moment we'lljoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are, but first we'll leave you this evening with a tribute to those who lost their lives in the grenfell tower fire a year ago today. i see your face when you are not there. at that moment, it felt like
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oui’ there. at that moment, it felt like our hearts are broken. the most intelligent, wise and elegant girl i ever knew. isaac made us very happy. he was my spitting image, he was my little man. there is a gaping hole in our hearts that can never be filled and it hurts. they were beautiful, glorious, wonderful years filled with happiness, love and laughter. i adored filled with happiness, love and laughter. iadored her.|j filled with happiness, love and laughter. iadored her. iwanted filled with happiness, love and laughter. i adored her. iwanted to have my dad, smell my dad, feel my dad, hold my dad. there will be two
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empty chairs at the table for every birthday, christmas and new year 's but they will for ever owned a position in our hearts. this is bbc news, the latest headlines. commemorations and vigils have been held in west london to remember the 72 people who died after the grenfell tower fire a year ago today. a government compromise amendment on brexit, aimed at avoiding a defeat in the commons, has been described as ‘acceptable' by pro—eu conservatives. by pro—eu conservatives. more than a,500 jobs to be cut at rolls—royce
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