this is bbc news. the headlines at 11: a day of remembrance for the victims of the grenfell tower tragedy on the first anniversary of the fire where 72 people lost their lives. from this date onwards, those we have physically lost will never, ever, ever be forgotten. the queen led a silence of 72 seconds, one second for each person who died, observed by communities across the uk. in other news: a government compromise amendment on brexit aimed at avoiding a defeat in the commons has been described as unacceptable by pro eu conservatives. more than 4,500 jobs to be cut at rolls royce in a major reorganisation to save hundreds of millions of pounds. robbie williams kicked off the world cup, as the hosts,
russia, entertained on the opening day, beating saudi arabia by 5 goals to nil. and we will take a look at the world cup, not at the football, but what it means for russia. is this the finest hour of president putin, or a glossy distraction from mounting problems? that is on newsnight. good evening, and welcome to bbc news. thousands of people have taken part in a silent march past the remains of grenfell tower in west londonto mark the first anniversary of the fire which claimed 72 lives. it followed a day of special services and a vigil. our special correspondent, lucy manning, sent this report. in the middle of the night,
grenfell lit up the sky. last year, the horror of the flames. now, green, to commemorate the tragedy. last year, they gathered at the foot of the tower, helpless. now, they stood in the same place to remember. # we all need somebody to lean on #. words from the koran, many of the last words that night were prayers. and then, 72 names. leena belkadi. victoria king. fatima choucair, chameera choucair, sirria choucair, zainab choucair, for ever in our hearts. a year ago there was the roar
of the fire, the screams from inside, the cries from out. today, silence. the survivors and the bereaved werejoined by singers, adele and stormzy, but this was about those who had lived and lost here. some came with flowers, other with messages. some came with flowers, others, with messages. the day after the fire, we met mohammed hamid kim. today, he came to remember his mum,
dad, sister and two brothers. from having the family, not to having a family at all, it is a complete change. you know, their absence is a big thing that i've been left with, you know, to deal with for the rest of my life. and it's extremely painful and i miss them dearly every day. last year, we also met adel, desperate for news. he lost his cousin, her husband, their daughter and baby. on the day of the fire we were just running around, just trying to find our relatives and you saw me on the day. but it was the aftermath, and in the aftermath, this whole community came together. what do you think the grenfell community have achieved a yearon? a desire to make sure this never happens again. at a local church, other families who lost children,
parents, sisters, and brothers, heard calls for healing and justice. we pray that grenfell tower would turn from a symbol of pain and loss, a symbol of our failure to care for one another, into a symbol of change and renewal. they have mourned here as a community from the day of the fire supporting each other when those who should have done failed. # something inside so strong # i know that i can make it... at avondale primary, they lost 12 past and present pupils and a teacher. those who have died are always remembered. we pray for those who have lost their homes. how does a school cope after this? with difficulty.
tonight, they harnessed their grief and anger and took to the streets. this corner of west london, filled with silence. some walked with the faces of those they had lost in this fire. many had signs demanding justice. the fire has ripped apart families, but united this community. the fire has ripped apart families, but united this community. thousands walked, every race and religion, even those too young to know the tragedy that looms over them. at the fire station, they hugged those who saved them, their angerfor the policy, the rules, rather than for those who climbed the stairs to bring them out. but for the firefighters, the pictures with a reminder of those who couldn't get out. it was a day of dignity, but their campaign for answers don't end here.
lucy manning reporting. the government's compromise to avoid a commons defeat on brexit has been rejected as "unacceptable" by leading remainer dominic grieve. theresa may had convinced most rebels, who want mps to have the final say on the final brexit deal, to back her in a key vote on tuesday night by giving them assurances. our political editor, laura kuennsberg, has more details. theresa may, you may remember, avoided a big defeat in the commons over the idea of giving parliament more power if the record deal goes soui’. more power if the record deal goes sour. but she only got through that and avoided defeat with a compromise, which was published at 5pm. some conservatives are furious, saying it was not acceptable and they were not consulted on the final version. brexiteers say they don't
like it but the govermnent has to get on with it. theresa may has been accused of trying to get both sides on board. by disappointing remainers tonight, she has finally picked one side, perhaps. but the lines are drawn for another big showdown. the european union and the uk are meant to have a political divorce through brexit. but in these last few days, and during the time to come, it feels sometimes like it is the two sides of the tory party that are in these bitter negotiations. theresa may was asked about the government's proposal as she arrived at an event in whitehall. have you gone back on your word, prime minister? are rebels right to feel let down? questions, but no answers, from the
prime minister. the government is to ease the restrictions on allowing skilled workers into the uk from outside the european union. foreign doctors and nurses will be excluded from the government's visa cap after concerns it was contributing to staff shortages in the health service. in february, nhs england had thousands of vacancies for both doctors and nurses. rolls—royce is to cut more than four and a half thousand jobs as part of a major restructuring. many of the cuts will be at its headquarters in derby. our business editor, simonjack, reports. at rolls—royce headquarters in derby this lunchtime, workers were tight—lipped about the news of massive job cuts. i don't suppose you could have a quick word for the bbc? no? tell us about how things are feeling in there. not from me, thank you. sorry, we've been asked not to. you've been asked not to. but the boss of one of britain's most advanced manufacturers was talking about why radical cost—cutting is necessary.
this is a very difficult decision. we're actually trying to create a stronger rolls—royce, which is good for derby and good for the uk, and will provide employment in derby and other places in the uk for many years to come. a total of 4,600 jobs are going, that's out of a workforce of 55,000 around the world. derby is home to nearly 16,000 of them, where most of the cuts will be felt. the axe, falling on middle management and support roles. in derby city centre, it was clear how close the ties are between company and community. derby is very proud of rolls—royce, as a business, as a company. it's worldwide isn't it, really, so it's a shame, isn't it? shops are closing all over the place, lots of people are losing theirjobs and losing their livelihood and i think rolls—royce willjust add to the misery. they say it's management, but it's 4,600 jobs,
it's not good news for derby, surely. in the family, my granddad worked there, everybody that we know worked there. it's the main hub of derby's employment, really. it's quite close to our hearts. labour says workers will need support from the company and the government. we want assurances there won't be any compulsory redundancies at all and that they'll use all of their efforts to redeploy staff and find them alternative work elsewhere, while working with the government also in terms of supporting them going forward. rolls—royce made nearly £5 billion in profit last year. it's got a bulging order book. it's also got some serious problems with some of its flagship engine products, so some are wondering whether now is the right time to push through such a radical, such a potentially disruptive, restructuring. if we postpone this now, we'll be missing out on the next design opportunities that come along, and if you miss out on these design windows, you're out of the business for the next 25—30 yea rs,
and then that will mean lots and lots ofjob losses. future generations may be grateful. that's little comfort to thousands of current workers facing redundancy. simonjack, bbc news, derby. russia has had a great start to the world cup after beating saudi arabia 5—0 in the opening game in moscow. at the opening ceremony vladimir putin said the tournament was being hosted by an open, hospitable and friendly russia. 0ur sports editor, dan roan, reports. no matter where they're held, the start of a world cup retains the power to excite and unite like little else in sport. and here, today, it was no different. amid the symbols of russia's soviet past, who knows quite what he would have made of fifa's travelling corporate circus descending on the luzhniki stadium, but with fans here from every corner of the globe, moscow had given in to world cup fever. welcome to russia! we would like to thank russia
for their good organisation and it's good to be here. people here are nice. we found everything goes smoothly, thank you. i have my friends, who arrived from kazakhstan, latvia, belarus. so, just to be at this game, so that's really cool. yeah, a special day. a special day. eight years and £8 billion in the making, russia 2018 had arrived. # so come on, let me entertain you #. robbie williams, kicking off the opening ceremony. the british star's duet with russian soprano, aida garifullina, the highlight of the pre—match entertainment. the stage was finally set for the two teams, although president putin naturally then took his turn in the reflected glory that such occasions afford host country's leaders. translation: i wish all the teams success and an unforgettable experience to fans. welcome to russia! russian national anthem plays. the stadium, in full voice
for a stirring rendition of russia's national anthem. the tournament's opening fixture featured its two worst ranked teams but the hosts soon had the dream start, yuri gazinsky scoring the world cup‘s first goal. this how much it meant for the thousands watching at moscow's fan fest. saudi arabia were on the ropes. denis cheryshev, giving russia the second goal their dominance deserved. russia weren't finished there, substitute, artyom dzyuba, sealing a one—sided victory. watching on, saudi arabia's crown prince, clearly not enjoying the game as much as the president. the relief on the face of the victorious team's coach, plain to see. cheryshev‘s second, an early contender for goal of the tournament, as russia went on to complete a 5—0 win. amid the emotion and expectation, they'd delivered when it mattered most. dan roan reporting.
that's a summary of the news. now it's time for newsnight with evan davies. silent night... peace and quiet in kensington this evening, in memory of grenfell a year on. the tragedy has left scars on those directly affected, and it seems to have affected the nation's psyche too. we'll hear different perspectives this evening — from the tower itself, and from a survivor of the fire. so that's the tower up there, and then to the right of it is our school. and we'll see how it has affected local children.