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i had an idea of what it must have been like for him up there — a frightened teenager in the skies above france. edwin raworth was one of the original pilots 100 years ago. what he did and saw scarred him so much that when he left the raf, he neverflew again. sophie raworth, bbc news. and you can see more on that story in a special programme this evening. "raf 100 — into the blue" will be on the bbc news channel at 9:30pm. here's nick miller with the weather. if it's what you want there's more very warm to hot weather to come this weekend. dry weather as well, more skies like this. this was derbyshire this morning. high uv and pollen at times, rather uncomfortable warm nights to come. it's not everyone‘s cup of tea but it's here to stay for the weekend with plenty of sunshine to come. i wa nt to with plenty of sunshine to come. i want to show you the satellite picture. there's not very much cloud. a little bit here and there
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to show you but none of this is rain bearing yet. in south—east england there's a chance of catching a late shower, possibly a thunderstorm. most shower, possibly a thunderstorm. m ost pla ces shower, possibly a thunderstorm. most places will stay dry. warm spots in england and wales are reaching to the upper 20s. it's co mforta ble reaching to the upper 20s. it's comfortable in the sunshine, in high teens in north—west scotland. i mentioned the slight chance of a late day shower in south—east england, perhaps east sussex especially into kent and maybe essex, maybe thundery but the vast majority was avoid the man stayed right, but don't be encountered surprised if you encounter something. the dry is looking —— the night is looking dry, misty and places. in scotland temperatures willdip places. in scotland temperatures will dip away from the larger towns and cities into single figures. elsewhere around 12—16, 18 degrees in london and warm nights a feature of the weather this weekend. that ta kes of the weather this weekend. that takes us on to the weekend. this is how saturday is shaping up. a bit of patchy cloud but there will be plenty of sunshine to come. look closely, there's the odd stray
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shower in scotland, perhaps eastern england once again, but most of us will avoid those and stay dry. it's a bit warmer in scotland and northern ireland, in north—west scotla nd northern ireland, in north—west scotland certainly and every bit as warm to hot in england and wales. and warm night on saturday night. sunday, it's looking a bit cooler in north—west scotland with a bit of cloud, a bit of patchy rain to come. temperatures come down a bit. elsewhere you still have some sunshine to come and you still have the warmth as well, as temperatures reaching into the upper 20s to near 30 celsius and notjust in south—east england, i think we'll see a few of those dotted about elsewhere in england and wales. that's how the weekend weather is shaping up. that's all this lunchtime, but before we go, on the eve of england's historic quarterfinal against sweden tomorrow, we'll leave you with a few of the hundreds of images and jokes circulating on social media, where everyone seems convinced that football really is coming home. phone rings.
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gary. # it's coming home the # it's coming # footballs coming home # it's coming home # it's coming # football is coming home # it's coming home good afternoon.
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it's 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news. to the world cup, and england are on their way to samara for tomorrow's quarter final with sweden. they trained for the final time this morning. jamie vardy‘s back with the squad but working on his own — he's unlikely to feature tomorrow as he continues to recover from a groin injury. gareth southgate has told his side they may never have a better opportunity to win the world cup. they haven't played a quarter final since 2006, and rio ferdinand was part of that team which lost to portugal. i think we are going to go to the final. i am a believer. right now. they have made me believe. ffirst time in years that i have believed that this england team can do it. because when your goalscorer is bang in form scoring goals, you've got a chance.
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there is a realfeelgood buzz around the squad, there has always been a depressive cloud that surrounds the england squads for some reason, over in years gone by. but this squad seems like everybody seems happy to be there, everybody is enjoying it. so france vs uruguay up first at 3pm. you can listen to that one on bbc radio 5 live. then at 7pm it's brazil vs belgium that's live on bbc one and 5 live. let's go to wimbledon where the two biggest names in the sport are due on centre court later. holly hamilton's there for us. roger federer and serena williams looked very good so far? both roger federer and serena williams winning in straight sets. roger federer is looking so co mforta ble, roger federer is looking so comfortable, cool as a cucumber despite the 30 degrees heat. it's
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ha rd to despite the 30 degrees heat. it's hard to imagine who at this point could stop roger federer claiming his ninth wimbledon title, especially given the early x itself marin cilic and stanislas wawrinka. leaders face a six foot five german this afternoon. roger federer is not the only defending wimbledon champion on court this afternoon. serena williams is back on court, again looking very comfortable in the last two matches. she will be looking for her eighth wimbledon title. that is the second match of the day on set —— centre court. six of the top ten women have already
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gone. that means some people are really quite confident about serena williams‘ chances. really quite confident about serena williams' chances. we have seen over the last few years the depth in the women game is stronger than it used to be. the top ten players i guess just aren't playing consistent tennis week in week out. there are all was going to be opportunities for the lower ranked players to score a big upset. we have seen that a lot already this week. leeds rhinos' former captain kevin sinfield has been appointed as director of rugby at the super league club, after brian mcdermott was sacked last week. sinfield spent 18 years with the rhinos and captained them to seven super league titles, two challenge cups and three world club challenges. defending champion chris froome will start the tour de france tomorrow with boos ringing in his ears. cycling's governing body
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dropped an anti—doping case against the four—time winner of the race this week but the crowd at a presentation event made their feelings towards him very clear. froome's looking to become only the fifth man to win the race five times. lewis hamilton will be hoping to get back on top of the f1 drivers championship this weekend with success at the british grand prix. he's chasing a record sixth victory at silverstone on sunday, and started the race weekend fastest in first practise this morning. hamilton, who won this race and the championship last year, is just a single point behind sebastian vettel at the top of the championship. i'll have more for you in the next hour. a crunch cabinet meeting on brexit is in full swing at the prime minister's country residence, chequers. ministers are discussing future
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trade — with significant divisions on how closely aligned britain should stay to eu rules. speaking at an event in brussels this lunchtime the eu's chief brexit negotiator — michel barnier — said both sides need to move forward to find realistic and workable solutions. we need to find a solution which respects the fundamental principles of the single market and the eu. which is as ambitious as possible within the constraints of the uk's redlines. as the european council has already made clear we are ready to adapt our offer should the uk's redlines change. time is short. we need to have realistic and workable
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solutions. obviously we look forward to the uk's white paper. i believe the uk's proposals will facilitate both the uk political debate and negotiation with us. my objective as always been to find an agreement with the uk, not against the uk. a former thai navy diver has died as he attempted to deliver supplies to the 12 boys and their coach trapped in a cave. 38—year—old, saman kunan, who had volunteered to help in the rescue efforts, lost consciousness on his way back from the boys' cave and could not be revived by his colleagues. our correspondent, dan johnson, is at the tham luang nang non cave — and has sent us this update. millions of gallons of water has to
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be pumped every hour. if the rain gets heavy the water level in the cave could rise. we will take you up to the cave entrance. the whole team here this morning has taken a knock because of what happened overnight. one of the diverse had volunteers to come back here to offer his experience and expertise to the dive tea m experience and expertise to the dive team and he lost his life last night on the way out of the cave. he had been to deliver supplies to where the children are stranded and it was on his way out that his oxygen ran
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low and he fell and conscience. that has added to the urgency. it has a list rated the nature of the risk and that's why there has been even more activity here this morning with different teams trying to work out what the best way is going to be to get these boys free. it's notjust pumping the water, they are also trying to work out if they can teach the boys to swim and i've all the other option is dealing down from above. but that rain around here is mountainous and it's really tricky. and of these options are easy and a p pa re ntly and of these options are easy and apparently the oxygen down there is beginning to run out so it has added urgency to this rescue mission and the sadness that it has already claimed someone's life. when 12 year old billy caldwell had his medicinal cannabis oil confiscated at heathrow airport, it led to some mps calling for a change to drugs laws. the home office is reviewing the use of medicinal cannabis, and looking at individual cases.
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radio 1 newsbeat‘sjim connolly has been to meet one man who says he'd benefit from the drug being prescribed. i've had crippling pain which has left me bedbound and unable to work at times. alex was diagnosed with crohn's disease at age 19 and over the past eight years, he has tried a range of medication to control his condition. alex knows he is breaking the law but says taking cannabis in a variety of ways helps him. i've recently had surgery to remove most of my large bowel which has left me with a colostomy. cannabis helps with my pain, and my nausea, and helps me eat and sleep with minimal side—effects. he is not alone. campaigners say tens of thousands would benefit from it being prescribed. the government is currently reviewing medicinal cannabis use brought on by billy caldwell‘s story, his mother charlotte campaigning to get cannabis oil for him which she says reduces the number of epileptic seizures he has. common sense and the power of mothers and fathers of sick children has
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burst the political process wide open. and while the review is happening, it's set up an expert panel to look at individual cases — but there is criticism. put yourself in this situation. you've got a friend or family or loved one who you believe can benefit from medical cannabis. and they say it's available if you go in front of this panel. you are going to be there. what would you do differently then? medical cannabis under prescription prescribed by a gp. gps have a whole range of drugs already for a whole range of circumstances but it has to be widespread throughout the united kingdom because the problem is widespread throughout the united kingdom. alex wants to arrange a meeting with the expert panel. thank you for calling the home office. but he's worried he doesn't qualify. so there isn't the number at all to speak to the expert panel on medicinal cannabis? the process they set up is complicated and convoluted for chronically ill patients like myself to get through and i just want to sit down in front of the panel to explain why it helps me in my life and it's incredibly frustrating that i don't think i fit the criteria and i won't be seen. we've been trying to get more
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details on this but the home office won't speak to us. cases like billy's... we wanted answers to a range of things, like what medical conditions would be considered by the panel and how many cases they expected to review. they wouldn't speak to us and sent us a statement instead. it says the expert panel will look at applications from senior clinicians for patients with exceptional conditions. this means cases will be firmly based on medical evidence, meaning patients will get access to the most appropriate treatment. it all means, for now, by using cannabis to manage his crohn's symptoms, alex is breaking the law and could go to prison for five years. jim connolly, bbc news. in a moment we'll have all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc news. theresa may's entire cabinet has gathered at the prime minister's country retreat, chequers, for a crunch meeting over the future shape of the uk's relationship with the eu after brexit.
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whitehall officials tell the bbc it's unlikely a nerve agent which poisoned a couple from amesbury was left out in the open. the pair are in a critical condition in hospital. a diver has died in thailand while taking supplies to twelve boys and their football coach who have been trapped in a flooded cave for almost two weeks. the latest business news now. the chief executive of airbus has accused ministers of being clueless in their attempts to negotiate a brexit dealfor the uk. this comes as they sit down in chequers to thrash out an agreement among themselves and only a week after the aviation firm warned it may leave the country if no deal was agreed with the european union. house prices rose at
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their slowest annual pace since march 2013, that's according to the latest survey by halifax which says prices rose by 1.8% last month compared with a year ago. however over the last three months prices actually fell by 0.7%. more now on that story. we are all used to blindly signing up to terms and conditions we never read, the reams of small print we tick and press enter. but even if you did sit down and read them all would you understand them 7 a bbc investigation has found that if you read through the terms and conditions for many apps, like facebook and youtube, you would need a degree level education to understand them. what's more, by making these documents so unintelligible these companies may be in breach of the new european rules which say businesses must make spell out clearly how they intend
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to use your personal data. joining me now from our newsroom is social media expert and lawyer, kevin poulter. give meaning an idea about how complicit these things are. incredibly complex. the big story today has been about how children interpret and acknowledge and give informed consent. it's the general data protection revelations which require informed consent from people before they disclose data. what's important is how we go about it and by giving reams and reams of policy state m e nts by giving reams and reams of policy statements and privacy state, that is telling you how they will use the information that we carry on regardless. so many companies say we
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have abbreviated versions and you can read that and they are a lot easier to understand. what's wrong with that? they have to give all the detail. but in the same way they have to do it in a concise format which is easier to understand. that's the difficulty. two different things working together. 0n that's the difficulty. two different things working together. on one hand the social media giants and they have to cover things differently. at the same time they have to provide name summary version the same time they have to provide name summary version and that's the difficulty, they have to do both and how do they combine the two? comedy times do we sit there and read through them? sometimes it can take an hourto through them? sometimes it can take an hour to read through them all. people just to have the time. their tech and move on and start posting their photographs. does this turn
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into a legal case at some point? there are people who have tried to push through in this way. but it has failed. they have tried it in america. it's all about how they use the data. yes we can bring individual claims but we don't have the bargaining powers as individuals to start saying we want to use facebook but cross this bit out of don't like it. we have to accept it, it's either all or nothing. it's the governments that have the bargaining power to say to these big huge international giants this isn't right, we need something different. more information has been released on one of the biggest bugbears facing the uk economy,
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our productivity, how much we produce per worker per hour. the picture is not encouraging the office for national statistics says productivity fell 0.4% in the three months to the end of march, compared to the previous quarter. that was the biggest contraction in a year. productivity in the manufacturing sector was particularly hard hit, dropping by 1.7 per cent quarter—on—quarter. however some analysts don't believe the numbers are as bad as they seem. productivity was weak in the first quarter but after two quarters of surprisingly strong growth. that tells us there is the weather can play havoc with the figures in the first quarter. we have seen this decline in productivity. jobs and hours worked actually increased. that was after a surprising decline
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in the second half of last year. there is some statistical noise but the underlying trend is not really changed. we will probably get a rebound in the second quarter this year. let's have a look at the markets. itv moving up there. the big worry is the brexit talks but also in the background what's going to happen with the trade war that has broken out between china and the us. we'll have more on that in about an hour's time. the ramdanis are a family of 5 from nantes, in western france, and last week they became the first people ever to move into a 3d printed house. what's even more surprising perhaps, is that it is social housing — and the family happened to be at the top of the waiting list for a bigger home when the local
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council came up with the bold idea to 3d print a house. it costjust £176,000 to construct, and the designer thinks houses could be printed even more cheaply in the future. so is this a solution to our housing crisis? our reporter mike cowan had exclusive access to the project and the family as they moved in. it is moving day for this family. they are about to become the first family in the world to live in a 3—d printed house. the house was a collaboration between nantes city council, the city's biggest housing association, and the university. it is a prototype for bigger projects, with the goal of cutting down the time it takes to construct, reducing the environmental impact and crucially the cost. the cost of the house is 20% cheaper than another identical construction.
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i think, within five years, we will have achieved a reduction in the price of the house in the region of 25%, all the while respecting building regulations. it took 5a hours to print this home and cost around £176,000 in total to construct. even in the eight weeks since printing, the team now think they could print the same size home injust 33 hours. how does it work? the house is designed by a team of architects and scientists. that design is then programmed into a 3—d printer. the printer is placed onto a plot of land. it works by printing in layers from the floor upwards. first, two blocks of the insulator are made. it expands, solidifying almost instantly.
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the space in—between those two walls is then filled with cement, creating a thick, insulated and durable wall. the windows, doors and roof are fitted separately. voila, you have a home. todayis today is a big change for us. the world's first pc cost around £350,000 to build. 60 years later you can get one for less than £100. the prototype house like the pc will develop over time. it is technology
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evolving. and its radical innovations like this that will ultimately change the way we live. now it's time for a look at the weather. if it's more heat and sunshine, yes it's on the way. it's looking fine and dry. it's not everyone's cup of tea and neither is the heat as we break 30 celsius in some spots. plenty of sunshine as you can see. a bit of patchy cloud here and there and the odd stray shower. 0n the satellite picture, some cloud near the north sea coast but that will fizzle away now. plenty of sunshine. a little bit of patchy shower cloud
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developing toward south—east england later this afternoon. the hotspots will be breaking 30 celsius in south—east england. into the high teens in north—west scotland. as we go into the evening parts of kent most likely to catch an isolated thunderstorm. they were cleared away this evening and overnight it will bea dry this evening and overnight it will be a dry night with patchy cloud in some spots. lengthy clear spells elsewhere and temperatures not to bring as much as we would like them to. scotland will be done to single figures in places. tomorrow, the odd bit of cloud here and there but plenty of sunshine. perhaps an isolated shower in scotland and eastern england but this is the exception. it will otherwise be a dry day. temperatures fairly
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similar. a degree or two higher in scotla nd similar. a degree or two higher in scotland and northern ireland. we ta ke scotland and northern ireland. we take a backward step on sunday thanks to this weather front. it will produce a bit of light grain in north—west scotland on sunday. the cloud pushing in in scotland and northern ireland but warm sunny spells and plenty of sunshine again across inland and wales. a bigger range of temperatures on sunday. temperatures getting to around 30 celsius in england and wales. some rather warm nights to come this weekend. if you are not enjoying the heat temperatures come down a little bit of time next week but it will be staying mainly dry throughout. lots of events taking place this weekend and you can find details about them
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and you can find details about them and the weather on our website. hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm martine croxall. today at 2pm. a brexit showdown at chequers — the prime minister tries to get her cabinet to agree at last on ourfuture relationship with the eu. but brexiteer ministers are expected to oppose theresa may's new plan. i think it will be a full and open discussion, as you'd expect amongst colleagues, but i think there will bea colleagues, but i think there will be a wish on everybody‘s party to get to an agreement. be a wish on everybody‘s party to get to an agreementlj be a wish on everybody‘s party to get to an agreement. i am live at chequers, where cabinet ministers are set hours of talks and discussions as they try to thrash out this deal in what could be a real test of nerves. police in wiltshire try to find the contaminated item that poisoned a couple with novichok nerve agent. a diver has died in thailand after trying to help the 12 boys trapped in a cave.
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