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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11pm: emergency services fear that a huge fire on moorland in lancashire could burn for another week. more than 100 firefighters have spent the day tackling the blaze near bolton. in terms of the conditions, they are torturous, they are exhausting and they're working exceptionally hard to try and make a difference here. an investigation is underway into how a young girl died after being thrown from a seaside inflatable in norfolk. significant planning for a no deal brexit is underway in the health service, but ministers insist that's a scenario that can be avoided at the start of a crunch week for brexit, 30 conservative mps demand the prime minister takes a tough line with eu negotiators. commentator: aspas for spain has got to score... and has not! a shock win for russia in the world cup, who are through to the quarter—finals after knocking out spain in a penalty shootout.
and andy murray withdraws from wimbledon as he continues to recover from hip surgery. fbi agents face of against mexican drug cartels in secario ii soldado. find out about that and the rest of the cinema releases in the film review. more than 100 firefighters are working in what are described as extremely testing conditions at the scene of a huge moorland fire in lancashire. after strong winds caused two fires to merge they say they're dealing with a rapidly developing and aggressive blaze which now covers a three square mile area. it could take at least a week to put out the flames. 0ur correspondent sarah walton sent this report from the scene. it's hot, sweaty work
and there's no end in sight. firefighters have spent a third full day on winter hill, but despite their best efforts, eight square kilometres of moorland are still alight. this fire is over quite an extensive area on two faces of winter hill. so we've got two areas, in the region of about four square kilometres each, so significant fire fronts. fire crews have travelled here from as far away as south wales and warwickshire, working in the intense heat and thick smoke, fighting flames not just on the ground but also from the air. and it's from there that the scale of the fire becomes clear. strong winds caused two separate areas of burning to merge here, and the flames you can see on the surface
are only part of the problem. the fire here is spreading not just through this very dry grass, but also underneath the ground, where the soil is very peaty. firefighters are finding they will put out one area of fire but the ground underneath is still so hot that it will be back alight just minutes later. and that's a worry for these workers from rivington gardens, a site of national importance, now just metres from the fire. timber! they're chopping down surrounding vegetation to try and stop the flames. well, the gardens are listed at grade two nationally. they're one of the top ten lost gardens in the whole country. the gardens themselves have been listed and ii of the structures within them mean it's a really important heritage asset. while there are bigger concerns with life and loss elsewhere, we're desperately trying to make sure that the fire does not reach here.
most of the fire crews here will have to leave the moor once the sun goes down. they'll be back at first light, but say it could be weeks before this fire is out. some had to be diverted to another fire seven miles away at healy nab. a helicopter sent to investigate what was happening reported seeing two people on the ground setting fire to the grass on purpose. the police have reported dealing with a number of people today acting recklessly around the wildfires and they say their actions are hampering they say their actions are hampering the work of the emergency teams here. sarah walton reporting from laguta. —— lancashire. the head of nhs england says significant planning is underway in the health service, for the possibility of britain leaving the eu without a brexit deal. 0ne cabinet minister, james brokenshire, said today that was a scenario that could be very firmly avoided. he also said he's confident that the cabinet's key brexit talks on friday will reach an agreement.
chris mason reports. how does the health service ensure it can get the staff, equipment and medicine it needs if the uk leaves the eu without a deal on future co—operation? that's the question nhs organisations are grappling with, according to the man who runs the health service in england. there is extensive work under way now between the department of health, other parts of government, the life sciences industry, the pharma companies. the attention of ministers this week, though, isn't on preparing for no deal, but on getting a good one. we are preparing for all eventualities. the point, though, is that our focus, our attention, all of that detail and effort must be about getting that deal. that is what is in the best interests of our country. we must be prepared, and we will be. but the cabinet is badly split on what that deal should look like, with several ministers making their personal
views publicly known. all of which makes finding agreement and setting out the government's proposals, in a so—called white paper in less than a fortnight, very difficult. the uk leaves the european union at the end of march next year and has until the autumn to sort out a deal. but theresa may is notjust negotiating with brussels but with her own cabinet, searching for consensus in an ocean of disagreement. you get the feeling that every time somebody in the government thinks we really should get an agreement, we get cabinet ministers going off at a tangent. also, the white paper on the objectives, goodness, the referendum was two years ago, and the white paper is only going to come out after a weekend party at chequers for the cabinet. it's here on friday that the cabinet will gather to try to find proposals for the future relationship with the eu that every senior member of the prime minister's team can sign up to. it will not be easy.
chris mason, bbc news at westminster. norfolk police say a girl has died after being thrown from inflatable play equipment on a beach in gorleston. officers were called just after ”am this morning. the girl was taken to a hospital, where she died. team sky say they are confident chris froome mexico could be on the cusp of a decisive political shift after a day of voting in presidential and parliamentary elections as well as local and mayoral votes. the pre—election period was marred by violence, with more than 100 and 30 candidates and political workers killed. clive myrie is in mexico city for us and explained what's at stake. that decisive political shift that you talk about could well be to the left, and that would signal a huge transformation of society here potentially. this country has been led by centre and centre—right
governments as long as anyone can remember, so we're on the verge of a political earthquake potentially. the man who's been leading in the polls, low a hard right candidate and the former mayor of mexico city and the former mayor of mexico city and there's a sense this could be a change election. the electorate is fed up of widespread corruption and violence, you mentioned those candidates and politicians killed in the campaign, and they're fed up of the campaign, and they're fed up of the drugs cartels and criminal gangs that run so much of society here, leading to a murder rate that is the envy of war zones, leading to a murder rate that is the envy of war zones, up from january tojune envy of war zones, up from january to june this year, envy of war zones, up from january tojune this year, at the end of may, 13,000 people have been killed in street violence. there's a real sense that this has to change and the man leading in the polls, described as a mix of donald trump and hugo chavez, he could well be the new president here tomorrow. team sky say they are confident chris froome will ride in the tour de france next weekend after organisers reportedly tried to block his participation
after a dispute over a drugs test. meanwhile, the doctor at the centre of previous allegations against the team, over a mystery jiffy bag package sent to sir bradley wiggins, has broken his silence. in his first interview, richard freeman told our sports editor, dan roan, that he had severe depression as a result of being investigated, but that he was not guilty of any wrongdoing. he's the doctor at the heart of the scandal that rocked british cycling. richard freeman was the sport's most senior medic, helping sir bradley wiggins and team sky to beat the best. but, for two years, he's faced suggestions he misused medical treatment to enhance riders' performances, refusing to answer our questions when i approached him in october, 2016. now, finally, he has broken his silence. you never helped sir bradley wiggins or anyone at team sky to cheat? no. and your ethics as a doctor were never compromised? never. you were never asked to compromise?
never asked. i wouldn't have joined team sky unless they had taken that moral high ground. did they live up to it, though? are you sure about that? yes. wiggins has denied an allegation he was given a banned asthma drug, triamcinolone, at a race in 2011, insisting it was a legal decongestant, fluimicil. freeman was the man who took delivery of the mystery medicaljiffy bag. once and for all, on the record, what was in it? fluimicil nebules. freeman cannot prove that because his laptop containing patient data was stolen, but his medical record—keeping was also criticised by uk anti—doping. my travelling medical records were kept on a laptop which weren't backed up to my... i'm sorry about that. they should've been backed up, but they weren't. this year, wiggins denied an accusation by mps that he crossed an ethical line after freeman gave him triamcinolone for medical reasons before three major races. if you had the opportunity again, would you act differently? unfortunately, on medical grounds, yes, iwould. now, i would also advise him,
because i treat a patient holistically, there's a reputational risk here. freeman's been criticised for writing a book, yet failing to attend a parliamentary committee hearing last year, citing ill—health. the former british cycling doctor says he is sufficiently recovered from the effects of the scrutiny he faced. i had what the layman would call a breakdown, and it was the final straw. that was portayed, or seen by some out there, as convenient that you weren't able to give evidence in person, an excuse. i suffered from a major depressive illness, you can have suicidal thoughts. you can commit suicide. you had those thoughts, did you? yes, yes. this comes as team sky prepare for next weekend's tour de france, but will chris froome be riding? 0rganisers reportedly blocking him from going for a fifth win because an unresolved anti—doping case after an adverse analytical finding last year. he denies wrongdoing and team sky say they are confident and appeal will be successful. but, for cycling, moving
on from past controversies is proving no easy task. dan roan, bbc news. one of chancellor merkel‘s key coalition partners in germany is reported to have offered his resignation in protest at the migration deal she struck with other eu states. horst seehofer, the interior minister, reportedly said that the proposals weren't as effective as turning migrants back at the border. a notorious career thief in france has escaped from prison in a helicopter. he is one of france's most wanted criminals and escaped from jail near paris this morning. what's even more extraordinary is that this is faeed's second jailbreak. in 2013 he blasted his way out of a prison using dynamite, as richard lister reports. a career criminal, inspired
by gangster movies. redoine faid is now on the run. his escape from this present in the paris suburbs had all the hallmarks of a film script. as he waited in a visiting area, two accomplices in a hijacked helicopter landed in the grounds. using smoke bombs and heavy tools, they broke through to faid, bundled him onto the helicopter and flew him away. the helicopter was later found 60 kilometres from the prison. its pilot had been seized as he waited to give a lesson. after flying faid and his accomplices out, he was released unharmed. redoine faid had a measure of fame after writing a book about his life of crime during a previous jail term. he revealed how hollywood had affected his robbery technique. in the book and in the documentary that followed he explained that he was fascinated by its on the that he used to seek hollywood movies with robert de niro. also french movies that talked about the spectacular attacks and spectacular escapes. but french police say his crimes often involve heavy weaponry and brutal violence.
faid was serving a 25—year sentence of this policewoman was killed in 2010 in a raid he organised. this is actually his second jail break. last time, he used dynamite to blast off the prison doors and was on the run for six weeks. another manhunt is under way. richard lister, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news: dozens of fire crews continue to tackle an aggressive moorland fire near bolton. lancashire fire brigade say they expect the blaze to continue for days. an investigation is launched after a young girl dies after being thrown from inflatable play equipment on a beach in norfolk. the head of nhs england says extensive planning is under way to prepare the health service for a no—deal brexit sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's tim. good evening.
hosts russia will play croatia in the world cup quarter finals, after both sides won their matches against spain and denmark today. both games finished 1—1 after extra time and were decided on penalties. the russians haven't reached the last eight of a world cup for nearly 50 years. with all the action from both matches, james burford reports. they can hardly believe it is germany's groups they —— stage exit was the shock of the tournament, that was until now. ranked a full 60 places below spain, few thought russia could cause any sort of damage to the champions. and perhaps, the story laid out that way. and own goal and spain off the mark. a plot twist, russia's blushes spared from the spot. extra time came and went, all meant to produce this chances. liftoff. russia in the
quarter—finals of the world cup for the first time in nearly half a century. and so to ms enoch where denmark threw themselves ahead in the fastest goal of the tournament so far. but this is a world cup pact with drama and mario mandzukic was denmark's villain just moments later. luka denmark's villain just moments later. lu ka modric denmark's villain just moments later. luka modric had the chance to win the match in extra time, but kasper schmeichel stood firm, much to his father's delight. another penalty shoot out and croatia having spurned the earlier chance, this time to your opportunity. so it is russia, not spain, that in the last eight. —— that the weight. —— that await. the two—time wimbledon champion andy murray has withdrawn from this year's tournament as he continues to build to full fitness following nearly a year out with a hip injury. in a post on social media, murray said he made the decision with a heavy heart.
0ur correspodentjoe wilson reports. andy murray is a win. why start a grandslam tournament unless you can stomach believe you can finish it with the trophy. we imagined him doing this again last month, he clearly feels his body and not management —— manage it. in a statement, he said : this is a surprise considering we have seen murray back in action in the past fortnight in queens, he seemed ahead of schedule, but he thinks long—term. the year began with a major operation and so the us 0pen with a major operation and so the us open in late summer is a more realistic opportunity. that is little consolation to wimbledon right now, where his absence will be felt deeply. kyle and then made good
progress, but only when andy murray is not there that we truly realise how much british tennis has depended on him. a big loss for wimbledon. lewis hamilton was forced to retire from the austrian grand prix a little earlier. hamilton suffered a loss of fuel pressure in his mercedes with eight laps to go. sebastian vettel finished third in his ferrari and now leads hamilton by one point at the top of the driver standings. red bull's max verstappen won the race. at the moment, when you are on the track, it is not easy. right now i just lost the lead of the championship again, so just just lost the lead of the championship again, sojust have just lost the lead of the championship again, so just have too regrouped, reset my focus and our focus as a team and hope that we can make amends in the next race. in cricket, england women have won the tri—nation t20 series by beating new zealand in the final at chelmsford. chasing 138, england got off to a flyer with danielle wyatt scoring a quickfire half—century, before heather knight and natalie sciver saw them home, with 7 wickets in hand and 17
balls to spare. a pretty comfortable victory for england in the end. that's all the sport for now. nice to see you, thank you. there are new moves to tighten up restrictions on high street gambling. politicians from the house of lords and the commons have written to the chancellor this week urging him to speed up recently announced measures. last month the government reduced the maximum stake at fixed 0dds betting terminals from £100 to £2 — but delayed the introduction of the new limit to 2020. 0ur media editor amol rajan has been speaking to families affected by gambling. dancing with his mother, jack ritchie was a sheffield boy with a big smile and huge heart. having secured a degree in history, he volunteered around the world teaching english, first in kenya and later in vietnam. but for seven years, he harboured a dangerous habit.
gambling. his dad had even taken him round the local bookmakers in his native city to exclude himself. four days after he spoke to his parents via skype last november, out of the blue a gambling loss prompted him to visit a hotel in hanoi, where he had a drink and jumped from the rooftop. his parents are now campaigning for others whose children have killed themselves because of gambling problems. if we had known about the level of the risk and the suddenness of the risk, then we would have said... we would have gone and got him. he wasn't on the edge, you know, he wasn't on the edge that sunday. the point about it is the scale of the risk and the suddenness of the risk. he didn't wake up that wednesday morning thinking, "i'll be dead tonight." last month, the government reduced the maximum bet at fixed odds betting terminals on the high street from £100 to £2. but after extensive lobbying from the industry, allowed for a two—year implementation period. this week, more than 30 mps and peers wrote to the chancellor
to urge a faster transition. political and medical opinion is hardening against gambling, but the economic clout of an industry which employs thousands and generates billions in tax remains hard for government to resist. bookmakers say the timescale is a government matter, but warn "a very short timescale" will lead to "compulsory redundancies" and "vacant shops on the high street." there's been a deal done with the treasury that actually there's a two—year wait for it to be introduced, and we think that it's actually morally bankrupt of the treasury to do that. how many people are going to die? how many more 15 and 16—year—olds are going to become addicted during that two years? forjack ritchie's parents, this is a question not of economics, but of destroyed human potential. amol rajan, bbc news. the pakistan army has rescued two british mountaineers
from the ultar sar peak in the hunza valley. the army said the climbers' tent had been hit by an avalanche. bruce normand and timothy miller were rescued by pilots at about 19,000 feet above sea level. another climber, from austria, died in the avalanche. there were celebrations in tredegar today, as the community remembered its most famous son — the founder of the nhs, aneurin bevan. it's been the culmination of a week of events in the town, where bevan used the local workingmen's medical aid society, as the blueprint for the national health service — which turns 70 later this week. 0ur wales correspondent, sian lloyd, reports. brass band plays. tredegar took to the streets for bevan day in traditional style. hundreds joined the local band on a banner march to remember this former mining town's famous son, and to commemorate 70 years of the national health service he founded. i think we're all paying homage
to nye, and if he were here today, i'm sure he would be incredibly proud. i've brought my son, as well, who thanks the nhs, had some life—saving operation when he was six weeks old, so it is really quite emotional to be here today. aneurin bevan was labour minister for health, when, in 19118, a new service to deliver free health care for all was launched. what he'd seen in his hometown was said to have provided the blueprint to "tredegar—ise" the uk, as he put it. the town's medical aid society saw miners and steelworkers contribute to a fund that paid for people's healthcare, who otherwise wouldn't have been able to afford it. there were political messages today from senior labour figures, including the leader, jeremy corbyn. but, above all, a festival for localfamilies. among them, three of aneurin bevan's great nieces, including nyerie, a nurse named after the man everyone called nye.
i just think the health service touches everybody, i mean, if you have babies, if you have parents, everybody uses the health service, and ijust, because of that, just think it's so special. it treats the many and not the few. brass band plays. a new piece of music has been commissioned, and a miner's lamp will be carried to parliament, a legacy of a collier‘s son. sian lloyd, bbc news, tredegar. water gushing out of the cave
complex. earlier this week, engineers began pumping it out from a flooded cabin. what we are seeing here is a part of a super newjet pump being delivered. it is hoped when it is operational, even more water will be pumped out of the complex. the falling water levels have galvanised search and rescue teams. last night, thailand's elite navy seal divers returned on the beach, hoping where they are sheltering. the team will now use fixed rope and stockpiled and thanks to attempt to push further into the cave. but downstream, paddy fields are being inundated with water. this village chief says more than 16
farmers have been affected, but his message to the community is simple. the priority is to save the missing 13. one villager said the fate of the children is more important than her livelihood. translation: authorities need to release water onto our rice patty. if it is to save the kids, we say no worries, just let the water out. to save their lives in the cave. and so as their lives in the cave. and so as the rescue operation and is a critical second week, the people of thailand continue to support it with everything they have. peter thurman has died at the age of 89. his career spanned more than sixty years, with the clangers first airing in 1969.
in 2014 he was honoured with a bafta lifetime achievement award. a spokesman said he died at his home in kent after a short illness. now it's time for a look at the weather. hello xanax topic on sunday the temperature was back up to 32 degrees. so at the bridges over the next couple of days. also a bit of rain in the far south—west, not too many thunderstorms either and most of those have cleared away. the rain, what it was came from this area of cloud, a few showers around and thunderstorms but the easterly wind is tending to drag as a way. a small chance of catching on towards the south coast, most of them staying out in the english channel. a bit of cloud could get get stuck in south—east scotland and the hide some fresh air with temperatures hitting 31 or 32 in england and wales with lots of sunshine on offer on monday. probably more for
southern areas as those showers move away. dry weather as we head into the evening and overnight. we will see a little more cloud running down the north sea coast, temperatures on the north sea coast, temperatures on the high side with a bit more humidity for one more day across other parts of england and wales. as you can see there is not a great deal of rain around to start the week and that is how it will start the week ahead. no and insights of sunshine, a small chance of catching a shower in the far south—west on tuesday but on the whole it looks like it is going to be dry and sunny. those temperatures again into a bit more for scotland and northern ireland, mid 20s at the very least. approaching 30 or so for some inland parts. not much to show on the pressure chart really, high pressure is in charge but it is not particularly dominant or large. is not much happening in terms of the wind flow, very light wind and it means more such had to come. cloud
here and there down the east coast and fairweather cloud bubbling up, few if any showers to south—west and those bridges remaining in the mid—to high 20s. is no sign of that heat releasing its grip yet. a cold front in the far north—west on thursday around that area of low pressure to the north of scotland. that will drag in a bit more cloud across northern ireland into scotla nd across northern ireland into scotland on thursday, maybejust squeezing out the shower towards the grampians but not expecting anything further south. fairweather cloud bubbling up here and there had those temperatures could peak close to 30 celsius. goodbye. hosts hello. this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment, first the headlines: emergency services fear that a huge fire on moorland in lancashire could burn for another week after more than 100 firefighters spend the day tackling the blaze. a young girl has died after being thrown from inflatable play equipment on a beach in norfolk. officers were called to the scene at gorleston—on—sea this morning. significant planning for a no
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