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the race to be prime minister — choose a candidate you can trust, sasteremy hunt, as he tries to put the spotlight on personality. the foreign secretary warned that without trust there'd be no negotiations, no deal, maybe no brexit. thejudgment is, who is the person we trust as prime minister to go to brussels and bring back that deal? it's about the personality of our prime minister. no more rows. no more rows, no, no, no, all quiet. meanwhile boris johnson tries to put questions about his private life behind him, elaborating on his pastimes instead. i make buses. you make models of buses? i paint the passengers enjoying themselves. 0k, great. on the wonderful bus. we'll have the latest from the campaign trail. also tonight...
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a record fine for southern water over "shocking" failures in some of its sewage treatment sites — which led to waste water being spilt into the environment. natasha's law — the 15—year—old who died after eating a pret a manger sandwich. now businesses will have to list all ingredients from 2021. england ciblingt cricket world cup hopes are in the balance as australia dominate at and coming up on bbc news. england's lionesses leap to the defence of the under fire referee at the centre of their controversial world cup win over cameroon. good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. the conservative leadership candidatejeremy hunt has told tory
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party members that they must choose a candidate they can trust. in an interview with the bbc the foreign secretary said the personality of the prime minister is all important and without trust, there'd be no negotiation, no deal, possibly a general election and no brexit. his warning came as his rival borisjohnson continued to face questions about his private life today. here's our political editor, laura kuenssberg. ricket jeremy hunt wants to persuade you he ought to be the next prime minister. he knows that means first of all untangling an enormous mess. what would you do on day one in number ten to get us out of the eu at the end of october? well, we have to approach this differently, it is the biggest constitutional crisis i can remember, so what i would do differently is i i would have the dup in my negotiating team, i would have the erg the brexit purist, scottish and welsh conservatives, because fundamentally, i believe
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there is a deal to be done. what would be different about the deal you hope to achieve? it would be changing the backstop but with some guarantees that we are not going to have a hard border on the island of ireland for obvious reasons, that approach is not too different to what boris want, it will be a technology led solution. you are putting forward as borisjohnson told us something that the european union has said no to, on multiple occasions. what they say is it up to the uk to come up with a solution, but if you come up with a different solution, something that can work, then we will look at the package. what would it be? a technology led solution, everyone thinks within the next decade we aren't going to have big border checks when it o comes to goods because they will be don online. you won't have a deal unless there is a backstop, unless there is a credible idea ready immediately, and you are not saying it is ready
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immediately, you are talking about within a decade. it is ready. now? yes, but the eu have not wanted to accept this kind of solution because their hope was we might stay in the customs union, where we have to stick to their tariffs but they know now that won't get through parliament. what you are suggesting is the eu didn't listen to more creative ideas for the backstop, because they wanted to keep us closer. well, this is a negotiation, and they obviously are going to negotiate for what is for them the best outcome, but the reality is we ended up with a deal that won't get through parliament when i talk to people in the eu they understand that, they are keen to see if there isa that, they are keen to see if there is a way through this. listening to you talking about your brexit plans is very similar to talking to boris johnson about his plan, how on ambition, low on concrete detail?” have been clear about the concrete detail. we have been talking about the fact... you said what you would like to do. that is... it is a wish.
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what is the evidence you could get this done? that is the starting point for any deal. you have to be clear about what you want and it is different to what theresa may was negotiating, but the answer to your question is that both boris and i wa nt to question is that both boris and i want to change that deal, and the judgment is who is the person we trust as prime minister, to go to brussels, and bring back that deal? it is about the personality of our prime minister. if you choose someone prime minister. if you choose someone where there is no trust, there will be no negotiation, no deal. you don't trust boris johnson. i would never make... i would never make those comments about a fellow candidate. hang on jeremy hunt... i would serve borisjohnson to the very best of my ability. you have just sat there in a race of two, and said this is about who we can trust, someone we can said this is about who we can trust, someone we can trust like me or someone we someone we can trust like me or someone we can't. you are clearly talking about your opponent in this
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race. no, i am saying i am trustworthy. meeting veterans in chelsea, no doubt he will use every moment to try to win. but how would he fix what mr hunt admits is one of the biggest problems? the government he is part of failed to fix. what would you do as prime minister, because this government of which you have been part has been talking about trying to fix social care for year, and nothing has happened. about trying to fix social care for year, and nothing has happenedlj think year, and nothing has happened.” think councils need more money but it is also about personal responsibility. i think we should be a country where people save for their social care costs, just in the same way they save for pension, it should be something people can opt out of but it should be an automatic thing. do you any a cap? i would do a deal, if you are prepared to save responsibly we will cap those costs because you have done the right thing, we need to be a country which rewards people who do the right thing. do you worry that you might be somehow unfairly squeezed out by
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someone be somehow unfairly squeezed out by someone with a bigger personality? laura, i have been waiting for this moment for 30 year, of my life. i have been sitting round that cabinet table, thinking howi have been sitting round that cabinet table, thinking how i want to transform our country. you wanted to be prime ministerfor 30 year, when did you know? i won't say that. if i say that, it will put people off. 30 yea rs say that, it will put people off. 30 years is a very, very long time and this is britain. but look, i would love to do this job. i think i this is britain. but look, i would love to do thisjob. i think i can make a difference. three decades is already a long time to wait. will tory members keep him hanging on? meanwhile, borisjohnson has been taking part in a series of broadcast interviews and public appearances, just a day afterjeremy hunt called him a "coward" for not taking part in a tv debate. mrjohnson has refused to elaborate on why police were called to the home he shares with his girlfriend last week. but he has been giving more details about his favourite pasttimes as our chief political correspondent vicki young reports.
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i don't suppose you're members of the conservative party, are you? back on the campaign trail, back in front of the cameras. are you a member of the conservative party? borisjohnson's been accused of hiding away to avoid scrutiny. good luck. thank you very much. thank you. i think i'm going to need it. but after a difficult few days he is doing what his team thinks he does best. working a crowd. mrjohnson, why do you think the eu will do what you want them to? because i think that there's a massive opportunity now to get this thing done, put it to bed and allow the country to move forward. but you need good will from them, don't you? and i think there's going to be good will on both sides. it's been 2a hours of interview, speeches and visits, mrjohnson told the bbc yesterday that the uk would leave the eu at the end of october, with or without a deal, and he'd keep back the £39 billion divorce payment. so that's a state secret? today he was still fending off
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questions about his private life. he's been accused of staging this photo with his girlfriend after neighbours reported shouting and screaming from their flat and called the police. so when was it taken? it's not a state secret, itjust happens to be something i don't want to get into. you won't even tell me when the picture was taken? no, why should i? mrjohnson's convinced that the public don't care about the details of his personal life, although it obviously hasn't passed them by completely. we thought you were the best from the word go. fantastic. we hope so, any how. just don't have any more rows. no more rows, no, no, no, all quiet. thank you. borisjohnson's happy enough out and about in true blue tory surrey, but he is still refusing to do a head—to—head televised debate tonight with his rivaljeremy hunt, and there will be many more difficult questions in the weeks ahead. you do like a certain amount of fat in the sausages. what would his priorities be as prime minister? today brought several spending pledges. more cash for schools,
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police and roads. not much detail on how to pay for it, though. and some questions have produced unexpected answers. how does mrjohnson relax? i make buses. you make models of buses? i make models of buses. you're making cardboard buses. that is what you do to enjoy yourself. no, i paint the passengers enjoying themselves. is he being serious? 0ften it's hard to tell. vicki young, bbc news, surrey. laura joins me now. jeremy hunt making this campaign all very personal now. he is, absolutely. strange as it may seem to imagine that a cabinet minister who has held high positions in the government for a decade is an, jeremy hunt is the underdog in this race and where does he see an opportunity of changing that? well, by talking about character. because he knows very well that many tory members, many tory mps, members of the public have
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real doubts about whether or not borisjohnson is suitable to take the reins at number ten. although he tried very hard to deny it, it was very telling today he chose again and again, to emphasise he is the one to trust, and only if someone you can trust is in charge is there a possibility of getting a deal on brexit, with the european union. so while he is sort of dancing on the head of a pin trying to say he is not making personal accusation, he clearly is determined to push and push and push again at the doubts that are in some people's minds about the suitability, the tempt bramante and the character of the front runner in this case. —— temperament. clearly they are very, very different political characters, one the showman, one wanting to pitch himself as the steady hand. but it is also important to understand we should not let that mask the fact there isn't a vast
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amount of difference between what they are promising on the eu and both men's proposals for how they would get us out of the wrecks mess are based on suggestion that the european union for good or ill has turned down on many occasions, neither of them can give us guarantees they would be able to solve the senior police officer in charge during the hillsborough disaster in 1989 is to face a retrial. david duckenfield — who was the match commander — is accused of gross negligence manslaughter in relation to the deaths of 95 liverpool football fans. he denies the charge. a jury was unable to reach a verdict in april. ajury has been hearing how a train passenger died after he was stabbed 18 times following a heated argument. lee pomeroy was attacked injanuary five minutes after boarding a london—bound train at guildford. 36—year—old darren pencille denies murder. 0ur correspondent, richard galpin is at the old bailey.
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this has been the opening of the trial and the prosecution have been setting out their case, and the courts has heard how lee pomeroy and his young son boarded a train in guildford at lunchtime, planning to go into london. darren pencille got on to the same carriage shortly after and very quickly, an argument broke out between the two of them, possibly because the pomeroys were blocking the aisle. now that argument escalated into a row, a shouting match, insults were exchanged. mr pomeroy followed darren pencille into the next carriage and soon a passenger heard darren pencille saying he was going to kill someone, and then after that, pulled a knife from his pocket and began stabbing mr pomeroy 18 times, who eventually died about an hour later. thank you. southern water has been ordered to pay a record £126 million
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in fines and customer rebates because of spills of waste water from some of its sewage treatment sites. the regulator, 0fwat, said the company had shown scant regard for the environment and had also deliberately misreported its performance. emma simpson has more. cleaning and treating sewage, it's a vitaljob. this is southern water's new state—of—the—art plant but today's report finds serious problems at a host of other smaller sites. there was a lack of investment and equipment failures but more damning, it deliberately misreported data. samples of waste water were manipulated over seven years to present a false picture of compliance. the regulator said it led to unpermitted and premature spills of waste water into the environment. this is absolutely the biggest penalty, proportion of turnover, that we have ever levied
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on a company. the fine would have been higher had the company not agreed that what they had done was shocking and needed to be changed. the new boss of southern water said... southern water has more than 4 million customers from here on the sussex coast to kent and all the way to the isle of wight, and each of them should now get a £61 rebate on their bills spread over the next five years as part of a record penalty by the regulator. campaigners say customers need answers. southern water have been damaging the environment for seven years and not only that, they have been covering it up and lying about their performance. this isn'tjust a one—off, this is a systemic issue
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across the company. southern water says it is a different business today but its troubles may not be over yet. the environment agency says it is pursuing a criminal investigation on the impact of the waste water spillages. emma simpson, bbc news. the time is just after 615. our top story this evening... in the race to be prime minister — jeremy hunt warns that without trust there'd be no negotiations and maybe no brexit. coming up — temporary fountains, mist machines and free water — france is preparing for a recording breaking heatwave. coming up on sportsday on bbc news. warming up for wimbledon... britain's tennis number one johanna konta books her place in the last 16 at eastbourne with a straight sets victory. natasha's law — it's named
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after the london teenager who died from an allergic reaction after eating a sandwich from pret a manger. it means that from 2021 businesses in england, wales and northern ireland will have to list all the ingredients in pre—packaged foods to try to ensure that people who have food allergies are fully protected when they buy food. natasha's parents say it's a a fitting legacy for their daughter's life. daniela relph reports they are the last images of natasha. on a plane, en route to france, for her summer holiday, but before the flight landed she collapsed with a catastrophic allergic reaction. she died soon after. in theirgrief, mum, dad and younger brother alex turned campaigners, urging the government to change the law around food labelling, and they were heard. there will now be a natasha's law. it was never a given and we never took for granted that this would definitely happen. when it is law and politics
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you don't know how things are going to pan out but we feel the two words natasha's law does actually mean that we are potentially saving lives. it is a law which has natasha's name but is now about safeguarding the millions of allergy sufferers. 0ur lives are now basically intertwined with all the people who have allergies in this country, food allergies, and for the rest of our lives we will fight all the right causes, all the big, ambitious causes, to make their lives a better and safer place. the teenager had eating a sandwich she bought from pret a manger. the packaging did not say it included sesame seeds, the ingredient which caused her collapse. natasha's law will be introduced this summer and will be mandatory by 2021. the big food companies have welcomed the change but there is concern that some smaller businesses will struggle to produce a detailed list of ingredients. natasha's parents have had some high—profile support. by coincidence, sarah duchess
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of york was on board the flight when natasha's body was repatriated. she has supported the family's fight for a change in the law. we know that natasha is up there saying, yeah, well done, go for it, you know. "you got my voice heard." and of course, she would be thrilled with the day because she was very strong and had a great voice on her and natasha's law has been announced today and it's a breakthrough. in addition to natasha's law, there will also now be a charity named after her with the ambitious aim of finding a cure for the most severe allergies. daniela relph, bbc news, west london. the bosses of itv‘s jeremy kyle show have been criticised by a committee of mps for putting guests through lie detector tests without knowing how accurate those tests were — calling it "irresponsible" and "astonishing". mps launched an inquiry after the jeremy kyle show was axed in may following the death of one of its guests. 0ur media editor amol rajan reports.
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thejeremy kyle show was today described by its bosses as conflict resolution. critics say it was all conflict and no resolution. a horrible person. the show is no more. steve dymond was found dead in his flatjust a few days after appearing on an episode which was never broadcast. he had failed a lie detector test, one of the pillars of the show. i was telling the truth. the test says you're a liar. executives responsible for the show admitted today they did not know how accurate the tests were. you can't define what a high level of accuracy is? not 100%, but 50% is not 100%? i'm not a lie detector expert, so what we would do is... no, but you are responsible for this programme. we have now cancelled the show as you know and i will say that we will not commission a show in the future in this way in this format using lie detectors, for the very reason you have just highlighted, which is the ranges... it depends on who you talk to...
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i find your answer slightly puzzling, because on the one hand you say they have done nothing wrong, but on the other hand you are saying, we are never going to do that again. itv say the jeremy kyle show served a proper duty of care and helped hundreds of people and was loved by many thousands more. but the radical implication of their decision to end the show is that even for a commercial broadcaster mere popularity is never enough. what i would say, if anyone raises an issue or concern or a complaint that is not resolved satisfactorily, they are referred to 0fcom. that is not what bob gregory, a former guest, says. he was expecting to meet his son for the first time but says he was treated with contempt. countless times i complained to them about the whole show and the aspect... the way it was introduced, there was a banner at the bottom of the show, which was completely wrong, everything, and their after—care was absolutely nil. it did not exist.
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never once was i told to contact 0fcom, never once. it remains unclear how this will affect other shows. love island is a huge hit for itv with a massive following amongst younger viewers. it had over five times as many smartphone users last week as its nearest rival. in a culture where everything is on display all broadcasters are reassessing their duty of care. amol rajan, bbc news. the new home of the duke and duchess of sussex has cost the public nearly £2.5 million to refurbish, according to figures released by buckingham palace. frogmore cottage, in windsor, used to be five separate homes, but it's been turned into one single property for prince harry and meghan. france is bracing itself for a heatwave, with temperatures expected to reach a0 celsius in some places by the end of the week.
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the government has designated almost 1000 "cool spaces" around paris. in 2003 around 15 thousand people died during extreme temperatures in france — many of them isolated elderly citizens. from paris, here's lucy williamson. amongst the visitors to paris this week, one has come straight from the sahara, a blast of summer heat that has sent temperatures into the 30s and the government is scrambling for cover. hundreds of cool spaces including parks, gardens and public buildings have been marked out across the capital and temporary fountains and list makers have been set up to help people keep cool. the weather may be coming from the sa ha ra weather may be coming from the sahara but it is not quite desert temperatures in france yet, paris is a balmy 33 degrees today but it is expected to rise and some parts of france further south are predicted to reach a0 degrees tomorrow. it is not just france to reach a0 degrees tomorrow. it is notjust france that is affected, in the spanish capital madrid
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temperatures could rise to a0 degrees and up to a2 in some parts of the country. the warning from one meteorologist is that head is coming. rome is forecast to hit at least 36 degrees, while parts of northern italy are expected to top a0. though rome's famous fountains are still strictly for admiring, further north of the german capital berlin is expected to reach 37 degrees. even the zoo has emergency fountains in place. it is caused by the jet stream which has got stuck, we are getting hot air from north africa so it is the combination of hotair africa so it is the combination of hot airfrom africa so it is the combination of hot air from africa and light winds which are set to sea temperatures surge. in france teenagers had their national exams pushed back this week after the government said the heat was impossible. too bad commuters on the paris metro cannot plead the same. lucy williamson, bbc news,
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paris. within the last half an hour australia have defeated england at lord's in the cricket world cup, badly damaging england's hopes of progressing to the semifinals. joe wilson sent this report. the world cup may be hosted here but one nation has dominated. how many times have australia won the world cup? six. five. five, i think it is. five. how many times have england won the world cup? the clue is, it is below one. it's a zero, it's a duck egg. all that history but the crowd remember sandpaper... david warner was introduced and booed. booing warner served his ban for ball tampering while trying to focus on the batting. australia is with him. warner had been serene here to 53, until, wow, mis—hit tojoe root. captain aaron finch underpinned
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australia with his hundred but 285 seemed a smallish total, steve smith hated his dismissal and he got booed as well for the sandpaper history. fast forward to england's innings, james vince gone to the second ball. attack, cried england, a catch, replied australia, and that was eoin morgan gone. five men out. stokes still going, cramp in his calf but belief in his bat, until, this... against mitchell starc, sometimes no bat is good enough. the sun is out but england were all out for just 221 and they the sun is out but england were all out forjust 221 and they must now try to win their final tough games just to qualify for the knockout stages. australia can start thinking about another world cup victory, it would be for the record, their sixth victory. studio: thanks forjoining us. time for a look at the weather. here's chris fawkes.
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it was a bit muggy in southern parts of the country and that is a glancing blow from the hot air coming up from africa. white typical across a swathe of the midlands and wales and northern england where it has been a damp day —— quite typical. there are signs that the rain is beginning to peter out, but it will stay rather damp and risibly across the central slice of the uk for a good few hours yet as we go into the night time. elsewhere, it will be quite murky with mist and fog patches around the coast and hills, temperatures in double figures, and feeling muggy across the south of england and wales, so a humid night. looking at wednesday, a cloudy start to the day for many, and the cloud will break at times to give some sunshine and may be the best working into eastern areas of scotland. northern ireland not doing too badly, and when the sunshine comes out it will feel pleasantly warm with temperatures in the low 20s and a warmer day in edinburgh,
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reaching 22, may be warm weather there across the south coast as well. we still have vestiges of humidity left over, and into thursday, after a cloudy start we have the cloud breaking, and arguably more sunshine to go around, sunshine will boost the temperatures and we are looking at highs in edinburgh reaching 25. 2a in cardiff. i miss high than that as we head to the end of the week and for a time into the weekend as well —— temperatures higher than that. 31 in london, promises to be the warmest day of the year so far, but it is not a heat wave because as we head to the second half of the weekend and into next week the atlantic sta rts and into next week the atlantic starts to flex its muscles and that will ease the temperatures and bring us will ease the temperatures and bring us slightly fresher air, as well. chris, thank you. that's all from the bbc news at six — so it's goodbye from me — and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are.
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hello this is bbc news. they had lines. in the race to be prime ministerjeremy hunt warns that without trust there would be no brexit. it is about the personality of our play minister. boris johnson it is about the personality of our play minister. borisjohnson makes a series of media and public appearances and promises that brexit will happen on the 31st deadline, do or die. southern water is ordered to pay a record amount in fines and customer rebates of what regulators call shocking failings. the
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