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hello, and welcome to sportsday, i'm steven wyeth. england make a winning start to the cricket world cup, with ben stokes producing the show—stopping moment in a victory against south africa. tonight at ten: an official review recommends a sharp fall in university tuition fees in england. injury puts an end to kyle edmund's french open — the review — backed by the prime minister — a knee problem forcing him to quit also says student loan repayments during his second round match in paris. should start at a lower salary level but the repayment period should be longer. the number of young people from working—class families who apply to and take up places dina asher smith surges clear of a world—class field to win at universities is still a long way from reflecting the 200 metres in stockholm. the country in which we live. and with deontay wilder opting to fight luis 0rtiz, we'll have detail and reaction anthonyjoshua sets his sights and we'll be asking how likely it is that the proposals on a new target. will be implemented. also tonight: the latest plans to tax those foods high in sugar and calories — with the proceeds being used 0ther to subsidise healthier products. other can beat him in the personnel like after a six—year—old boy is is wilder. injured after falling from a roller—coaster at a theme park in north yorkshire. somehow he got out of
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the actual restwraner and was hanging out the out backwards from the carriage, his head kind of backwards over this way. a few seconds after that, he actually flew out the carriage and ended on the floor. england have made a victorious start the uk's first 56 mobile data network has been launched, to the men's cricket world cup, but concerns have also been raised about the safety of the equipment being used. beating south africa by 104 runs at the 0val. as hosts and the top—ranked side in the world, england have again on the sweep. is it going to are the firm favourites. but if that brought pressure go over his head? no way! as well as pre—macth anticipation in didn't show in an emphatic victory, as patrick and a spectacular catch gearey reports. from ben stokes helps england to victory against south africa on the opening day of the cricket world cup. and coming up on sportsday on bbc news: britain's dina asher—smith posts the fastest time of the year so far to win the 200 metres at the diamond league in stockholm. world cups always begin with their money incurably free but you cannot plan everything. who could foresee celebrity opening the bolding with a leg—spin are doing this for second ball. jonny bairstow, zero, time for a strong and stable period. one of the biggest hitter stay grounded, he
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in giroud made dutiful 50s but left good evening. before the fireworks could start. 0ver before the fireworks could start. over to the captain eoin morgan to launch a few rockets wasn't he made a major review — 57 only to find himself quite commissioned by government — has recommended a significant cut in university tuition fees in england and a boost in funding brilliantly extinguished stop south for further education. the review — by the banker africa kept stubbing englishmen out philip augar — says tuition fees, currently set at a maximum of £9,250 and jos buttler met an early end. ben stokes ago as england's guy, he a year, should be reduced to £7,500 a year. made 89 to his side 311 and a plan the review also says student loan repayments should start at the lower for more. england's new boy bold salary level of £23,000, things quickly. after hitting a man but the repayment period on the head, he had one on the edge should be longer. 0ur education editor branwenjeffreys has been and factor plessis followed and then in warwickshire to see what students make of the recommendations. later one more. the big guns taken out by a lone archer and that is when they picked him. south africa the biggest student protests in a generation provoked when tuition fees the hit £9,000. not chase this knowing there nearly a decade later, with fees even higher, there's still a burning political issue. universities in england have
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had their boom years, today a call to stop and think — the first report to ask if too many study for a degree at too high a cost. so, i asked college students — one an apprentice, the other‘s off to university — if lower fees would make a difference? when you're accruing so much debt, an extra, what, 6,000 reduction doesn't seem like a lot it really doesn't. i'll be paying this back until i'm way into my 605. but a lifelong learning loan is more popular. if that opportunity is there, i think it will encourage a lot more people to do more with their life a try and with their life and try and different careers and things like that. for those heading to university, this report suggests tuition fees of £7,500 from 2021, those loans to be repaid over a0 years while working. that's ten years longer than now.
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£3,000 grants for living costs for the poorest students. for vocational routes, it calls for a lifelong learning loan, for higher qualifications to the same value as the cost of a degree. but it could be dipped into throughout your life. and for the first time £3,000 living grants for low income college students. we welcome that kind of levelling between universities and colleges and the recognition that one isn't better than the other. they are in fact both of equal value and both brilliant opportunities. for years there's been a real push to get more and more young people to go to university. today's report is something of a turning point, because it suggests that could have gone too far. not all graduates go on to earn a lot of money and some might be better off coming to a college like this.
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researchers looked at graduate earnings at age 29. women are better off with a degree. but... around a third of men are attending courses where the returns to going to university are negative or zero. ie, they're earning about the same or less than they would have done had they not gone to university at all. she knows the cost of university is still a battle of ideas. labour is promising to scrap fees. so today a plea to her successor not to ignore this report. nobody should feel they have to go to university — and that applies to children from middle class backgrounds just as much as anyone — but nor should anyone feel that because of who they are or where they're from, the world of he is not open to them because it will cost too much. universities like warwick say fees have been invested. they want the government
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to top up if they're cut. scotland, with no fees, and wales with fees just raised, will be watching closely. the great tuition fee debate is far from over in england. 0ur deputy political editorjohn pienaar is at westminster. we saw the prime minister there, giving this her backing, but what is the likely lihood that this will come to fruition. we saw prime minister, who is almost through the exit door at no 10, trying to invest what there is life of her political capital in the mission she set herself to even opportunity and help those who are less privileged. now, gci’oss those who are less privileged. now, across government, you will hear that student numbers are gone up, including numbers of poorer students, but mrs may is now concerned about the burden of debt
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and the psychological burden on stu d e nts and the psychological burden on students and there is a labour promise to abolish tuition fees and an election could be coming and that could be the policy that wins the argument for many voters. it will be up argument for many voters. it will be up in the airfor the next prime minister to decide. but the treasury considers the policy as set out would cost more than the sort of numbers that are being bandied about as the cost. now, another thing that worries the treasury is during this leadership contest they could see contender after contender making bigger and bigger promise that would be have to be paid for or dumped. but it may be that mrs may supporting these proposals may have made them becoming policy in the end a little more likely. thank you. the chief medical officer for england has told bbc news that she's in favour of a tax on foods
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that are high in sugar and calories, with the proceeds being used to subsidise healthier foods. professor dame sally davies has begun a new review to examine ways of tackling rising levels of childhood obesity. she's been meeting health experts and food industry leaders to discuss options and will report back to ministers in september, as our health editor hugh pym reports. how do you give children every chance of leading a healthy life? that's what policy—makers are grappling with atds they search for new measures. encouraging exercise is one thing, but what are billed as bold proposals on diet are now being considered. these include a new tax on high—calory, high—sugar food, with england's chief medical officer telling me she'd look seriously with experts at how it might work. if you provide a healthy product on the supermarket shelves, that will come in cheap. if you it's unhealthy, there is a levy put on top of it, which is equivalent to a tax. so, parents are then nudged to buy the
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healthy version, because it's cheaper and they can see it's healthy. she's been asked to report to ministers on new policy ideas and dame sally says her three—month review will take a very broad approach to the problem. perhaps, we should talk less about obesity, because people find that stigmatising, and talk much more about how do we change our environment to be healthy? we had to change our environment about smoking, we had to change it about road traffic accidents. what are we going to deliver to society to make it that our children are healthy? but, in recent years, there have been a string of government obesity strategies published. moves to crackdown on advertising of unhealthy food were announced last year, but haven't yet been implemented. there have been delays in the rollout of various obesity strategies, to what extent do you take responsibility for those delays? i should have chivvied harder in order to get us there faster, but this is a political
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system and a democracy and so we have to move at the pace that the politicians and the democratic process of consulting allows. i, as an independent advisor, do wish that we could do things faster. the scottish government is also planning restrictions on the marketing of unhealthy food in supermarkets and close to schools. tackling obesity is a tough challenge. that is why bold and brave measures to shift people towards healthier diets have been called for today. hugh pym, bbc news. a six—year—old boy fell from a roller—coaster at lightwater valley theme park in north yorkshire this afternoon. he was flown to hospital by airambulance, but his condition is not believed to be life threatening. 0ur correspondent judith moritz reports. lying below the tracks of the twister rollercoaster, this photo was taken moments after a small boy fell from the ride.
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park visitors watched it all happen. we just looked up at the carriages, it was about 15 off the floor and there was guy and the lad was hanging backwards outside of the actual carriage and somehow he'd got out of actual restrainer and was hanging out backwards from the carriage, with his head kind of backwards over this way. a few seconds after that, he actually flew out the carriage and landed on the floor. the yorkshire air ambulance landed as families looked on, police and paramedics racing to help the little boy. the six—year—old was treated at the scene and then flown to hospital in leeds. his condition is not said to be life—threatening. this footage was filmed last weekend of the twister rollercoaster, which is a spinning waltzer. this morning the lightwater valley web—site described the ride as, "full of seriously tight turns and a constant source of tension for parents." it's since been changed. the park's operators say they take the health and safety of visitors very seriously and they're co—operating with investigators.
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they also say they're committed to providing support for the little boy's family. but it's not the first time there's been a problem with the same rollercoaster. in 2001, 20—year—old gemma savage died after two cars collided on it. the theme park's owner, the ride manufacturers and an electrician were all later fined for health and safety breaches. today, although the twister was closed, the rest of the park remained open. the park operator said the ride will remain out of operation until a full investigation has been completed. seven people have died and more than 20 are still missing, after a tour boat capsized in the hungarian capital budapest last night. new cctv footage released by police appears to show the moment that the mermaid collided with a much larger vessel. dozens of south korean tourists were on board. the captain of the larger boat has been arrested. thousands of disabled children and theirfamilies have been
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protesting across england calling for the government to end what they call a national crisis in special educational needs funding. there were rallies in 28 towns and cities and a petition was handed in to downing street. 0rganisers warn funding is failing to keep pace with demand. but the government says an extra £350 million pounds has been provided. the former head of the british army has described as 1. the claims that there was a cover—up over the fatal shootings of ten people in belfast in 1971. general sir mike jackson has been giving evidence to a new inquest into the incident in ballymurphy. 0ur ireland correspondent emma vardy is in belfast. well, the ballymurphy killings have a lwa ys well, the ballymurphy killings have always been regarded as one of the most notorious incidents of the troubles, ten people shot dead over three days on a mainly catholic housing estate and the families of those killed have always claimed that it was the parachute regiment
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who opened fire on innocent civilians. today, general sir mike jackson insisted it was the ira who had fired at soldiers with machine gun, and said his role at the time had been briefing the press. he was asked about a newspaper article which appeared at the time in which two of those killed were called gun men when they were later found to have had no weapons of them. now sir mike jackson said it was likely it was him who had given this briefing and he said, in hindsight, he should have said alleged gunmen. he was also pressed on why there was no investigation into what happened, by the soldiers were not asked who they had shot at, who they had been shooting, and he responded to this by saying it was probably an oversight. he said, we don't do conspiracies, and that comment was met with laughter from the public gallery. sir mike jackson said any suggestion there was a cover—up was preposterous, that what happened at
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ballymurphy was a truly regrettable tragedy. the evidence in this inquest is drawing to a close over the next few weeks. there is an inquest that families have campaigned for for decades. for them it isa campaigned for for decades. for them it is a search for truth, an attempt to get recognition of what happened on that day, and really an attempt to address one of the deepest scars of northern ireland's past. emma, thank you very much. emma vardy there for us in belfast. now, the united nations is warning that tens of thousands of children are at immediate risk of being killed or forced to flee for their lives, because of intense fighting in northern syria, where presidents assad's army is closing in on the last strongold of opposition forces. the un says civilians are facing indiscriminate bombing and shelling — acts which could amount to war crimes. it's estimated that as many as half a million people have lost their lives since syria collapsed into civil war eight years ago. syrian government troops — backed by russian air power — are attacking idlib province, where rebel islamist fighters are making a last stand.
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0ur middle east editor jeremy bowen reports. this is life and death in idlib, the last province in syria controlled by rebels. the white helmets, civil defence workers, are digging the victims out of buildings. this boy survived. his three siblings did not. unicef, the un children's agency, said tens of thousands of children are in danger as once again syria's war escalates. this should be no surprise to the world. syria's slow death follows a pattern. in january 2017 i walked through the ruins of al-quds hospital in east aleppo, the rebel enclave that had just fallen to the regime
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and its russian and iranian allies. thousands of casualties were treated here during the siege. the medics had left in a hurry after shells hit the building. this whole area is damaged. hospitals, civilian buildings, are protected and are under international humanitarian law, so there are major questions to be asked about whether war crimes were committed. wars are less chaotic than they appear. pain and death are inflicted on someone's orders. and wars have laws — some are supposed to protect civilians. in syria, they've mostly been ignored. one of the doctors said he witnessed war crimes every day that killed and maimed civilians. two years on, in london, he'd like to see the perpetrators in court. the syrian regime and the russians,
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no one else has the aeroplanes to make the sky rain cluster bombs, explosive barrels and chlorine gas. no one else can do that. what would you like to have happen to them? justice. justjustice. syria's war has destroyed a country, killed perhaps half a million people, and let overwhelming evidence of war crimes, by all sides, according to un investigators. all countries involved have questions to answer.
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this is raqqa, once the beating heart of the jihadist islamic state. rebels, now mainlyjihadist extremists, continue their fight out of idlib province — their last significant piece of territory. was this recent regime airstrikea warcrime? possibly. it buried this child and killed another. but turning evidence into prosecutions is difficult. syria's wounds would have a better chance to heal if war criminals faced the law. but victors‘ justice tends to apply when the fighting stops, so it looks as if the regime and its allies — for now at least — will be safe. jeremy bowen, bbc news. a mother whose three—year—old son was crushed to death when she put him in the footwell of an audi convertible has been jailed for two years and nine months. adrian hoare — on the right — who's from kent, was convicted of child cruelty. her boyfriend stephen waterson, who was accused of squashing alfie lamb by reversing his car seat into him, now faces a retrial.
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the uk's first 5g mobile data network has been launched by the operator ee. it's been described as a "revolutionary" technological moment, but concerns have also been raised about the safety of the equipment being used, and the possibility of foreign states getting access to data. our technology correspondent rory cellan—jones has the story. the centre of birmingham, one of the very few places accelerating away into the 5g future on the first day of its communications revolution. so let's put it through its paces. three, two, one, download. we are downloading an hour—long programme. 0n 5g it's there in just 16 seconds. 0n ag, we're waiting for more than two minutes. the truth is that these kind of download speeds are only available in a very small number of places to a tiny number of people
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who have actually got the 5g handset, but the vision of 5g is that eventually millions of things as well as people will be connected to the mobile internet and that will make our cities a lot smarter. how will 5g help us get round a city... birmingham lobbied to have early access to 5g, believing a faster network would make all sorts of new services possible. endless opportunities, you know? we are talking about advances in life sciences, we are talking about advances in manufacturing, autonomous vehicles. so one example would be connecting ambulances, so having paramedics receive real—time information from consultants to actually help patients on the ground. that is life—saving and life—changing. but 5g is launching with a cloud over it called huawei. equipment from the controversial chinese firm is key to the ee network, and there's concern about the threat to such vital infrastructure. if the 56 network went down, an entire neighbourhood or even city could go down. we're talking businesses, we're talking hospitals, we're talking public transport — all of it, down.
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meanwhile less than 20 miles from birmingham, the village of meriden dreams not to 5g but of getting even the most basic mobile connection. just can't get a signal inside the house. if some places can get 56, you at least expect 46 in every area now, wouldn't you? in this day and age. the 5g revolution has started, but it could take three years or more to reach beyond the cities to everyone. rory cellan—jones, bbc news, birmingham. after a landslide win, narendra modi has been sworn in for a second term as india's prime minister. thousands of guests were invited to the inauguration ceremony in delhi, including regional leaders and bollywood stars. the election was seen as a referendum on mr modi, who is adored by his supporters but is accused by opponents of pursuing divisive policies. thousands of liverpool and tottenham fans will be heading to spain this weekend, as the two teams face each other
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for an all—england showdown in the champions league final. liverpool were runners—up last year, and defender virgil van dijk says the pain of that loss will encourage the team. he's been speaking to our sports editor dan roan. he's fast becoming a liverpool legend. virgil van dijk is the rolls—royce of a player who's driven his team to the brink of champions league glory. and as one of the world's best defenders prepared for saturday's blockbuster final against spurs, the giant dutchman told me just how much he's relishing the challenge. i'm full of excitement. that's the only way to describe it, really. i'm looking forward to it, like everyone else in the team, like everyone else in the city. it's a fantastic event. but it's also a massive opportunity for us to hopefully get a sixth european cup. liverpool almost did that last year, but were beaten by real madrid. and now van dijk wants to use the disappointment as motivation. we don't want to experience it again. losing a final is painful. it still hurts you now, thinking about it? not really, no.
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not really, not at all. it made me better, i think. i took a lot of experience from it. wijnaldum... oh, it's three! both finalists made it to madrid after unforgettable semifinals. liverpool staging a miraculous comeback against the mighty barcelona... here's lucas moura... 0h, they've done it! and then spurs stunning ajax the following night. how dangerous can they be, do you think? they are a very good team. i think throughout the whole team they have a lot of strength, and up front they have players that can make a difference as well, so we have to be ready. but i know that they will definitely think the same about us. we are not a nice team to face. having cost liverpool £75 million — a record for a defender — van dijk has proven his worth, recently crowned player of the year, but he says he'd give up such accolades for glory this weekend. if you can swap all of these personal trophies for the champions league, i would do it in no time.
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but hopefully i won't, i won't have to. hopefully we're going to do it. van dijk‘s already helped take liverpool to a different level. in madrid, much could now depend on the dominant dutchman at the heart of their defence. dan roan, bbc news. cricket now, and england made a convincing start to the world cup by beating south africa at the oval. england and wales will be hosting the six—week competition, which involves 10 national teams from around the world. 0ur sports correspondent andy swiss watched today's play. for cricket fans, a day to say, "i was there." long queues outside the oval, but then england supporters know all about waiting. after decades of world cup disappointment, hopes were high that this might finally be their year. but south africa's bowlers, well, they clearly had other plans. oh, i think he's got him. jonny bairstow gone
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for naught — oh, dear. england are the world number ones for good reason, though, and they rebuilt in bruising fashion. 50s from jason roy, joe root, and from captain eoin morgan, offering the crowd a spot of catching practice. but despite a late 89 from ben stokes, south africa pegged them back. 311 was still a decent total, but was it enough? well, the answer was soon clear. hashim amla had to leave the field for concussion tests after being struck on the helmet, as england's new pace star jofra archer proved too much for south africa's batsmen, taking three wickets. but the moment of the day? well, just watch this. is it going to go over his head? oh, no way! ben stokes with one of the greatest catches you'll ever see. a flash of quite breathtaking brilliance, and victory was in england's sight. suitably, stokes rounding things off
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to cap a man of the match display and an ultimately emphatic victory. but after all the hype, old expectation, this was an impressive performance from england. next up, it's pakistan on monday, but their world cup is off to a winning start. andy swiss, bbc news, the oval. 00:27:13,371 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 that's it from us.
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