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this is bbc news, i'm vicki young. the headlines at 11: he's done it again — sir mo farah triumphs in the 10,000 metres on the opening night of the world athletics championships in london. ireland's prime minister tells britain the clock is ticking on brexit — and accuses theresa may's government of having no plan for the irish border. president trump calls the russia allegations ‘a fake story‘ as the possibility of criminal charges grows. and on newsnight, as the world's finest athletes descend upon london, we ask whether the sport can ever shrug off the shadow of doping revelations and rediscover the heady heights of london 2012. good evening and welcome to bbc news.
sir mo farah has won gold in the 10,000 metres at the world championships in london — his final competitive athletics event. it was an emotional victory and the stadium erupted when he crossed the line well ahead. this was the scene of his greatest victory, five years on, london and his family were ready to watch ridden‘s team get off to the perfect start. one more time for m0 farah. but he adopted his favourite position near the back of the pack. it seemed there was a tagteam of other nations working together to keep him out of the hunt, lap after lap he stayed out of trouble, riding his time, even asking the crowd from all passion. —— the more passion. his time, even asking the crowd from all passion. -- the more passion. he is realising it. the gauntlet had been laid down. he has before, he
has in london... but when he went into the final lap in the leader was neverin into the final lap in the leader was never in doubt. london's crowd, his crowd, brought him home. what a race, what a legacy. i got a bit emotional at the start, i had to get in the zone and yeah, it has been amazing. it is not only is the mo farah who is er, the fans are gearing up to say goodbye to the sport of mac greatest entertainer. usain bolt has not been lightening quick this season. perhaps he is saving his best. he comes, and there he goes. the time was not spectacular but it didn't have to be, strolling through to tomorrow's semifinals where he is aiming for
his 12 world title. london loves him. i love it here, i really appreciated, and is happy to be here. sprinting has suffered more than most from the spectre of doping. today, retribution to the likes of the athlete who collected two bronze and an upgraded silver as she and another relating members we re she and another relating members were cheated out of our past games. and for brits through to the semis of the women's 1500 and for brits through to the semis of the women's1500 metres including laura miller. she looked calm throughout, she will need to be, britain has never had a champion in the event. but it has yet another in sirmo farah, the the event. but it has yet another in sir mo farah, the greatest athlete ridgeon has ever had. —— britain. ireland's prime minister, leo varadkar, says britain must soon because "the clock is ticking." speaking during his first official visit to belfast, he said he doesn't want economic barriers, between britain and ireland, and called for ‘unique
solutions' to preserve links between the two countries. 0ur ireland correspondent chris buckler reports. leo varadkar crossed the irish borderfor the first time as ireland's prime minister to set out his concerns about what could happen to it after brexit. he arrived in belfast having upset unionists with recent comments about brexiteers. but, inside queen's university today, the new taoiseach was keen to talk about solutions, not divisions. at a time when brexit threatens to drive a wedge between north and south, between britain and ireland, we need to build more bridges and fewer borders. he is a taoiseach of a new generation. the referendum over the good friday peace agreement marked the first time he was eligible to vote. he said the challenge of this generation is brexit, and again he challenged those he called the brexiteers to come up with proposals to ease the problems posed by new borders.
they have already had 1a months to do so, which should have been ample time to come up with detailed proposals. but, if they cannot, and i believe they cannot, then we can start to talk meaningfully about solutions which might work for all of us. for example, if the united kingdom doesn't want to stay in the customs union, perhaps there can be an eu—uk customs union instead. after all, the european union has a customs union with turkey. in all the potential solutions that leo varadkar put forward for this border, there was a common theme. free movement for people, goods and services. but will that be possible, particularly if it turns out to be what many call a hard brexit? there's going to be some form of border, because the uk will not want people sort of coming into ireland, the south of ireland, and using it as a sort of gateway into the uk itself. ever since before, you know,
i'm too young, i didn't see the border, but i can imagine that it won't be good. when people talk about the irish border of the past, they tend to refer to the years of the troubles, when huge security was needed along these roads. that's not the case any more. this is actually the dividing line between the countries, not that you'd notice. northern ireland's biggest party, the dup, campaigned for brexit. but they believe these roads can remain completely open. there is no binary solution to these things, and actually pejorative language like "hard brexiteers" doesn't really work for anybody. brexit has led to a lot of divisive language in stormont, where the main parties still can't agree a deal to restore power—sharing. the dup are very disrespectful about the vote in the north. the majority of people here, we say it loud and clear, the majority of people voted against brexit.
on this shared island, leo varadkar knows there are many shared interests, and the final details of the deal that sees the uk leave the eu will be important on both sides of this border. america's top legal official, jeff sessions, says he's determined to end what he calls "the staggering number of lea ks" from the white house. the stream of stories, many focussing on allegations of russian interference in last year's presidential election, have deeply angered president trump. mr sessions also says his crackdown could target the press, as our north america editor jon sopel explains. donald j trump! donald trump is never happier than when he is out of washington. this is where he belongs. an adoring crowd in west virginia, the problems of russia, collusion, special counsels and grand juries a long way from these country roads. have you seen any russians in west
virginia or ohio or pennsylvania? are there any russians here tonight, any russians? cheering and applause. the russia story is a totalfabrication. it is just an excuse for the greatest loss in the history of american politics, that's all it is. he didn't mention the special counsel by name but had him in his sights when he said this. i just hope the final determination is a truly honest one. a grand jury is made up of members of the public meeting behind closed doors to consider the evidence that has been gathered. they can force people to testify or to hand over evidence. they will decide whether the material is strong enough to proceed to a criminal trial. but crucially, they don't decide if a potential defendant is innocent or guilty.
that is done by a conventionaljury. of course, it may be the grand jury meeting at this courthouse will come to the conclusion that the evidence doesn't add up to much and there is no need for further action. but the fact that a grand jury has been called is a sign that this investigation is intensifying and will last a good deal longer yet. and the other worry for the trump entourage is that the scope of the inquiry will spread as well. that is a source of fury. another is the endless damaging and revealing leaks from within the administration. today, the attorney general announced a new crackdown. this nation must end this culture of lea ks. we will investigate and seek to bring criminals tojustice. we will not allow rogue anonymous sources with security clearances to sell out our country. he has been under tremendous pressure. the president last week humiliated his attorney general, calling him "very weak". this was much more muscular,
with an attack on the media, too. we respect the important role that the press plays and we will give them respect, but it is not unlimited. they cannot place lives at risk with impunity. the president today visited fema, the federal emergency centre, to look at plans for dealing with hurricanes. it is hurricane season. and then he was off on his holidays, two weeks at one of his golf resorts in newjersey and hoping that a storm whipped up by the grand jury does not barrel down on him. residents who survived the grenfell tower disaster had theirfinal chance today to submit ideas for the scope and remit of the public inquiry into the tragedy. 330 submissions are thought to have been made, but some campaigners still fear the inquiry won't be wide—ranging enough. the nhs says it's found a bed for a suicidal teenager, whose case prompted a seniorjudge to issue a scathing attack
on services for children with mental health problems. the head of the family courts in england and wales, said if a safe place wasn't found for the girl on her release from a secure unit, then the state would have blood on its hands. 0ur correspondent danny shaw gave us this update. the concern was that if she was freed into the community she would attempt to kill herself in 2a— 48 hours. attempt to kill herself in 24— 48 hours. such is the severity of the mental health problems she has. the advice from experts was that she needs to be sent to a therapeutic environment, a centre where she can be cared for between a year and 18 months, but no bed could be found, they had of the family courts in england and wales was absolutely scathing yesterday in his assessment of provision and said that he felt ashamed and embarrassed at the fact
that nothing could be done for this girl. that appears to have spurred the authorities into taking action, because tonight we have had a statement from nhs england that after a stake —— extensive assessments been found in a safe and appropriate care setting which will meet a goal‘s needs, and that it will be available before her release date. it has to be approved by the court and i understand a hearing will take place on monday, but it does raise two questions. why has prompted an intervention from a seniorjudge for this to happen, and how many other cases that we don't know about are there? the royal bank of scotland was back in profit in the six months tojune, the first time it's been in the black since 2014. the bank, which is still mostly owned by taxpayers, made a recorded profit, of £939 million, compared with a £2 billion loss, in the same period last year. the headlines on bbc news: a one—man world superpower — sir mo farah celebrates with his family after winning gold
in the 10,000 metres on the opening night of london's world athletics championships. ireland's prime minister tells britain the clock is ticking on brexit — and accuses theresa may's government of having no plan for the irish border. president trump calls the russia allegations ‘a fake story‘ — as the possibility of criminal charges grows. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the front pages will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are two political commentators and former downing street advisers, lance price and giles kenningham. tomorrow‘s front pages, starting with the daily mail, which leads with the daily mail, which leads with accusations that the national trust is exploiting the rights of their volunteers by making them
where gay pride badges. the daily express was that millions of holidaymakers heading to europe —based big delays due to passport checks. the telegraph headlines claims from the prime minister format a nick timothy who says the conservatives lost their majority because the party abandoned theresa may‘s promise of change. the guardian carries an interview with one of the medical team who treated charlie gard, who blames politicians and religious leaders with interfering in his case. the sun had lined prince harry‘s visit to africa with his partner where they will celebrate her 36th birthday. and the times headlines mo farah‘s triumph in the 10,000 metres, it also warns of threats to holidaymakers travelling to spain where anarchists accused the travel industry of destroying barcelona and the balearic islands. let‘s begin the paper review, what
shall we start with, mo farah? it‘s kind of the big story of the night. i don‘t know if you saw the race but it was really close in the end but it was really close in the end but it was really close in the end but it was pretty emotional stuff out there and the crowd loved it. sealing his place in history as probably the greatest british athlete ever. remarkable, retiring ona high, athlete ever. remarkable, retiring on a high, which very people don‘t like few people do, fantastic, a real feelgood factor for british sport at the moment —— which very few people do. he hasn't been beaten ina few people do. he hasn't been beaten in a global competition since 2011. a fantastic record and i don't want to tell tales out of school, i come into this newsroom quite a bit and i've never heard the news room break out in applause very often but he did when he finished. it looked a bit close towards the end. at one point he was being jostled. he looked tired at one point.
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