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today at 5. .. the entire cabinet is at chequers this evening, trying to thrash out the government's position on brexit. as they examine the details and lunch in the sun, some brexit supporters in the government are unhappy with the prime minister's latest proposals on trade. iam lied i am lied at chequers where cabinet ministers have had hours of discussion as they try to thrash out a deal in what could be a real test of nerve. —— i am live. we'll have the latest from chequers and we'll be talking to jacob rees—mogg and chuka umunna. the other main stories on bbc news at 5... detectives in wiltshire are still trying to find the contaminated item which they believe exposed a couple to a deadly nerve agent last weekend. it's announced president trump will be accompanied by the first lady on his visit to the uk next week. he will dine with the prime minister and meet the queen at windsor. a diver has died in thailand while taking supplies to 12 boys and their football coach, trapped in a flooded cave for almost two weeks.
ahead of england's historic clash with sweden in the quarter final of the world cup, we'll be talking to the swedish ambassador about tomorrow's big game. what is it you chaps are doing? synchronised swimming. you are looking at the british men's team. and coming up.... swimming with men. where a man finds new meaning to life byjoining an all—male synchronised swimming team. that, and much more coming up, on the film review. our main story... the cabinet are meeting at chequers this evening. the prime minister has said it's their ‘duty‘ to agree a blueprint for brexit.
theresa may's latest plan is 120 pages long and proposes a close alignment with eu rules on many goods but not services. it also proposes an end to free movement of people — one of the key demands of the brexiteers. but the uk would acceptjurisdiction from the european court ofjustice in some areas. well, it's likely the prime minister will face opposition from at least seven brexiteer cabinet ministers. today's showdown cabinet meeting may well be tense. there could even be cabinet resignations. our chief political correspondent, vicky young, is outside chequers for us now. we know the arguments are very well rehearsed, aren't they? actually, many people are saying this is the sort of showdown, discussion, argument that should have happened
two years ago. the fact the cabinet has been arguing among itself was so long has wasted a lot of time and energy. that is why theresa may has summoned them. they thought to be staying until 10pm to try to hammer out a deal. the arguments are the same. do we stay closely aligned with the eu after brexit or do we make a much cleaner break? as the brexiteers would see it, take advantage of some of the opportunities that are out there. not much has being coming out of that building behind me but we did spot them having a bit of lunch on the terrace outside. i think in these pictures you can see theresa may with her back to the camera in a purple suit and borisjohnson to the right. as they sat there, there were some animated conversations going on. we saw philip hammond and many other cabinet ministers. all of them here trying to thrash out this deal. it isa
here trying to thrash out this deal. it is a complex and difficult process. it is clear that what we are hearing from downing street is that theresa may says it is now or never. one by one, the cars pulled up for the showdown. behind tinted windows, theresa may's ministers were swept into her country residence. the hope is they can finally reach agreement about their vision for future relations with the eu. i think, at the end of the day, we'll get to an agreement and i think we'll have an offer to put to our european colleagues, which will do two things. it will deliver on the outcome of a referendum, restore sovereignty of parliament within thejurisdiction of the european court to the united kingdom, but it will also offer a deep, enduring partnership on economic matters and trade with our european neighbours. but among those who will be sitting around this table, there is deep division. shut away in here for more than 12 hours, they will thrash out their views, with no phones allowed. the question is whether they can find middle ground. in westminster, details of what the prime minister's
proposing have trickled out in recent days. a key part is that the uk would have common rules with the eu for buying and selling goods. that's to keep trade flowing, especially across the irish border, but brexiteers have warned that sticking too closely to eu legislation could limit the uk's ability to do trade deals with other countries. it does sound, what is it, common rulebook, whatever we are hearing, that does seem to cross the line on two accounts, one you are not making the rules in the own country you are accepting what the eu believes, and the other is the european court ofjustice. so i do not believe what has been said is what will actually come out of this meeting. downing street says its plan won't restrict trade deals and some tories think senior brexiteers who don't like the prime minister's proposal should consider resigning. many want compromise. i think everyone, on both
sides of the argument, needs to stop fighting the referendum again, i mean, that applies on both sides, and actually get onto a practical brexit. parliament's piling on the pressure. it is farcical it has taken two years to get to this point of trying to reach agreement. my message is this: this cannot be just a truce of the cabinet. this has got to be an agreement in the best interests of the country, and capable of being negotiated with the eu. any agreement in the uk will need to be negotiated with brussels. and today they have this morning. the single market is our main economic public good. we will not damage it. we will not unravel what we have achieved together with the uk. so there are plenty of people watching what happens here.
it could determine the country's future, and the prime minister's political fate. alex forsyth, bbc news. it is certainly the case that some of those sitting at the meeting do not think the from the table from theresa may looks all sounds like a true brexit. but many voices say this is the moment for a practical compromise on tonight theresa may will want to go away and say, i have something on the table i can now ta ke to something on the table i can now take to brussels to kick—start the negotiations again. thank you much indeed. let's talk now to jacob rees—mogg, conservative mp for north east somerset and chairman of the pro—brexit european research group and chuka umunna, labour mp for streatham, he joins us from westminster. many thanks to both of you for being with us. from what you gather of the latest plan of the prime minister, this third way, the 120 page
document, should it be accepted by the cabinet? i do not want to forecast what will be accepted in a few hours. i do not know enough of what is in the document other bands selected leaks to know whether the document makes sense or not. the prime minister must stick to her ma nifesto prime minister must stick to her manifesto commitment. 0ut prime minister must stick to her manifesto commitment. out of the single market, out of the customs union and out of the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice. from lea ks we have the european court ofjustice. from leaks we have had it suggests alignment on eu rules and trading goods. would you accept that for a start? if not, it should the brexiteers in the cabinet resigned tonight? it is not really what i would accept or not, it is what we promised the voters. 17.4 million voted to leave the european union and the prime minister has promised that brexit would mean brexit. both
the labour party and conservative party said they would respect and implement the brexit result. it is about honesty in good faith in politics and respecting the wishes of the voters. to press you on that point if there is not honesty and respect to the voters, in this prime minister real plan, should people like borisjohnson minister real plan, should people like boris johnson resigned minister real plan, should people like borisjohnson resigned from the cabinet? we must wait and see what is in the document. 0ne cabinet? we must wait and see what is in the document. one thing i can easily say if anything will have to be introduced in legislation. we have the legislation in place to lead but not for any further implementation deal. and it comes to voting on legislation was stick with my policies to the electorate in the conservative party manifesto and in the other comments by the prime minister before the last election. from the point of view of the labour party, from what you know of the planned by the prime minister, this third planned, would you accept it? some people have said it is the worst of both worlds from the
previous two plans? no, i would not acce pt previous two plans? no, i would not accept it. the eu referendum back in 2016 determined we should start the process of our exit from the european union but reserved the issue of how we leave the european union to parliament. the conservative party put jacob rees mogg pozner mac version of brexit la st mogg pozner mac version of brexit last year. —— jacob rees mogg's version. they properly lost their majority. i do not believe there is a majority in the house of commons to stop participating in the eu customs union and probably there is not a majority for us to leave the single market either. the second point is, this is a circus, what is happening at chequers. i had been seeing breathless commentary about what is happening. it is a circus. in many respects i do not think it will turn out to be so relevant. i
say that because business, the guys who provide britishjobs, are clear this is ridiculously complex, bureaucratic and will be terribly costly what the prime minister is proposing. more than that we know the european union institutions are highly unlikely to accept it. not least because it is proposing, for example, that the uk becomes a tax collector, a collector of customs duties as a third country we have left the european union for the european union. they have said that will not be acceptable. we are back to square one. where i do agree with jacob is ultimately our future to deck tree will be set by legislation. we have important key votes on the 16th ofjuly on the customs bill and on the trade bill oi'i customs bill and on the trade bill on the 17th ofjuly. there are important cross— party on the 17th ofjuly. there are important cross—party amendment is being put down, one being put down by anna seabury. i have added my name to that. it is about
negotiating objectives of the uk government for us to have a customs union with european union. once this opposable —— proposal is shot down, we will be faced with a choice whether we want to continue in the customs union or not question that will be the choice facing parliament oi'i will be the choice facing parliament on the 16th and 17th ofjuly. will be the choice facing parliament on the 16th and 17th ofjulym will be the choice facing parliament on the 16th and 17th ofjuly. if you and your fellow brexiteers cannot accept the latest proposals from the prime minister once you have seen all the details and i accept you have not seen them, if you cannot accept them guy you prepared to bring down the prime minister on this, or tried to bring down the prime minister on this? —— access to them, are you prepared?” prime minister on this? —— access to them, are you prepared? i expect theresa may to stick to her word for such events honest lady of the highest integrity. if legislation is brought forward to implement the withdrawal but does not need red lines and previous policies, i will
look at that legislation at a suitable time. we are not there yet. ican suitable time. we are not there yet. i can support the prime minister in all her previous statements. you have said there is not clarity from the government on brexit. a lot of the government on brexit. a lot of the lads said there is not a lot of clarity from the labour party has not been for a long time. our customs arrangements are being discussed by the cabinet at chequers today. the labour party is one view, that we should continue to participate in the customs union through a customs union agreement, and that is why, i'm very certain, that the labour party will be supporting a cross—party amendment oi'i supporting a cross—party amendment on that to the trade and customs bill. it is an interesting question you to jacob. jacob, the home secretary and michael gove are already running, to all intents and purposes, leadership campaigns to ta ke purposes, leadership campaigns to
take over from the prime minister if she is deposed. jacob laughs. everybody here knows that is true. the point is this, even if you get rid of the prime minister, and you replace her withjacob, rid of the prime minister, and you replace her with jacob, it rid of the prime minister, and you replace her withjacob, it does not change the arithmetic. i do not believe they have the numbers to pursue the kind of brexit they want. we're running out of time. let me put that very quickly to jacob rees mogg. i used secretly running a leadership campaign of your own?|j am not secretly running a leadership campaign, norami am not secretly running a leadership campaign, noram i publicly running one. he is more likely to be running a campaignforthe one. he is more likely to be running a campaign for the leadership of the labour party. i'm very unlikely to do that. great to talk to both of you and hear your views. thank you so you and hear your views. thank you so much for your time tonight. thank you. police in chemical protection suits have begun carrying out
searches in wiltshire as they try to find the source of this weekend's nerve agent poisoning. the bbc has been told the hunt for the contaminated item, which exposed a couple to the deadly substance, novichok, could take months. investigators believe the pair may have inadvertently found a container used in the attack on a russian spy four months ago. our correspondent, duncan kennedy, has been watching the investigation unfold in salisbury. the pace of activity at the house where this latest nerve agent alert started increased today. this is where charlie rowley lived in amesbury and where he was taken to hospital from amesbury and where he was taken to hospitalfrom all stop amesbury and where he was taken to hospital from all stop teams of firefighters, ambulance crews and others arrived in what appears to be the start of their investigation to find the source of the novichok. dawn stu rgess find the source of the novichok. dawn sturgess and charlie rowley are still in a critical condition,
having been exposed to the poisonous substance. dawn was seen in this shopin substance. dawn was seen in this shop in salt three last friday, a day before she was taken to hospital. —— salsbury. she does not appear to be showing any obvious signs of the illness. she lived in a hostel on the street in salisbury. todayit hostel on the street in salisbury. today it was sealed off. specialists in protective clothing can be seen in what may be the start of their search for the nerve agent. locating the substance is the top priority. one possibility is that either dawn 01’ one possibility is that either dawn or charlie came across the novichok in this park in central salt three, which has been sealed off. sources told the bbc it could have been in —— insidea told the bbc it could have been in —— inside a container, like a perfume and to —— atomiser. they picked up because it looked interesting. some experts in
chemical weapons set is not cleared just how long been a raging can remain deadly. —— say it is not clear. we have previously thought it could remain highly toxic for four to six months. outside a container it would be less. this is a question we really want the russians to a nswer we really want the russians to answer for we really want the russians to answerfor us. we really want the russians to answer for us. they obviously know all the details, they made the stuff full stop to be really helpful to know how long it is likely to last, how we can detect it and how long it will last. what was it carried in and where did the assassins go with it? city leaders in salisbury say they are satisfied the police enquiry did not miss any known contaminated sites. the clear advice from public health england and defra is they are confident that the clean—ups were done successfully and back clean means clean. i would
follow that scientific advice, which would mean the most likely scenario seems to be that there is another explanation for what has gone on here. this afternoon, sources told the bbc the hunt for the nerve agent will be slow, cautious and could ta ke will be slow, cautious and could take months. jerry smith is a former chemical weapons inspector with the organisation for the prohibition of chemical weapons. we can speak to him now from salisbury. thank you forjoining us. what is your best guess as to how this novichok may have contaminated the couple? do think it was in a container, whether that was a file 01’ container, whether that was a file ora container, whether that was a file or a syringe, or what? i think what we have heard from the police seems absolutely a good narrative to work from, from a basis. clearly the
would—be assassins would have had to bring it into the country. there is reporting that novichok may be a binary substance and they nixed it. that would be useful for them because it would keep them safe as the user. after at ministering it, depositing it, they would still have a container to deal with. it could well be it was dumped somewhere and has been subsequently found. as the security minister was saying yesterday, if they had just dumped it or discarded it, it was very reckless act. any member of the public, as appears to have happened i could have come into contact with it. if you are a would-be i could have come into contact with it. if you are a would—be assassin and you try to kill people anyway, i suppose your definition of reckless and this may be different. clearly, the risk and a hazard to the members of the public by this being dumped somewhere that could be picked up, i guess they were working on the
assumption that the material would not be found, the container, whatever it is, all it was dumped somewhere they assume would be taken away for landfill or rubbish which would hide their evidence. in terms of novichok we know about it, there has been some debate about whether it only causes poisoning by ingestion, or through the skin. what visual understanding of that? well, yes but there is a lot of talk about novichok. i would argue there are not many people in the world who know so much about it. most of them would not be talking because they would not be talking because they would be government scientists and this kind of thing is very secret. it was a series of agents that was developed, some of which may be pretty persistent. it is dangerous to start giving it a date and time of how long it might exist in the environment. there are multiple factors to allow it to stay in the environment for longer periods or may be shorter periods. a good
example is motor oil. you dump it on your ground on the driveway and the stain could last for months or yea rs. stain could last for months or years. ona stain could last for months or years. on a piece of glass in the rain, it would wash away. there are too many factors to put dates and times as to how long it would stick around. i was in wiltshire yesterday. a lot of people are wondering why after the big decontamination operation after the skripal poisoning in march, how it was that novichok could still be lying around in soils bring. on the other hand, it is a big city. —— salisbury. it is logical and credible all the sites that were known about have been cleaned. the first priority is to make sure people are safe. i do not think risks were taken there. it would seem risks were taken there. it would seem to be a new location, in fact several new locations, and a piece of the chain of events that were going on. in some ways you could say
it was simply bad luck this materials is around but quite clearly, it is something that police investigators will be hard on looking out. thank you for being with us. thank you. details have been announced of president trump's four—day visit to the uk next week. melania trump will accompany her husband on a visit that will see them meet theresa may and the queen. on their arrival next thursday afternoon, trump will travel to blenheim palace in oxfordshire, the birthplace of sir winston churchill. in the evening, theresa may will host a dinner for the president and the first lady at the stately home. invited guests will include around a hundred business leaders. on friday, they'll travel to meet the queen at windsor castle, before heading to scotland for the weekend for the private element of the official visit. our diplomatic correspondent, james robbins, is here. james, we have some details. what do
you read into the details of the visit? the president will spend almost no time in london, in the capital. that is quite remarkable. you'll be seeing the prime minister at chequers. that is not unprecedented. downing street have pointed out that mr nixon and the presidents bush saw the prime minister at chequers and not downing street. they are denying it is anything to do with avoiding the protest which are expected in london but by overnighting at the official residence of the ambassador, a mansion in regents park, and by moving mostly by helicopter between these locations outside of london, i think it is very unlikely that donald trump will even see the protests, which we now know will include an enormous orange balloon depicting the president as a baby in nappies. it has been authorised by
the mayor of london. it is typical ofa the mayor of london. it is typical of a very divided attitude to britain of the president. plenty of people want him to come and see him asa people want him to come and see him as a champion of wrecks it. on that side of the arguing he has a was being one of the most enthusiastic. others see him as demeaning the office and do not think you should have got an invitation. thank you for coming. the first team through to the quarter finals of the world cup are france. but all eyes are on tomorrow's match when england take on sweden. the england manager, gareth southgate, has said the team must "make the most" of their opportunity in russia and not get "carried away." the match in samara is england's first quarter—final appearance since 2006, and a victory would earn england a semi—final meeting with russia or croatia. i would say, i think a lot of teams underestimate sweden as a team. we have proven over and again we can beat many, many good teams. we beat france, we beat mexico, switzerland. italy in the qualification.
i think sweden is a really tough team to play against as well. obviously, england has a great team, a lot of great players, but i think they're going to have a tough time dealing with our big collective, so to speak. that is just a flavour of what swedish fans and russia are thinking. torbj rn sohlstr m is the swedish ambassador to the uk. he's here with me. here's the ambassador and he is here with us. thank you for being with us. with us. thank you for being with us. you have your sweden football top on. how do you see the game going? i don't know. it will be an exciting match. obviously, for us, playing against england is or is a big thing and now it is the quarterfinal in the world cup. people are very excited about it. people are very excited about it. people are very excited about it. people are excited about it here and it will be a good thing. sweden has
a great track record against england for three have only lost once in the last eight meetings. for three have only lost once in the last eight meetingslj for three have only lost once in the last eight meetings. i saw that statistic. we see ourselves as still the underdog and england are still the underdog and england are still the favourites in this and it suits us the favourites in this and it suits us to have it that way. sweden is a tea m us to have it that way. sweden is a team without, with great respect, it does not have many superstars or household names. you had ibrahimovic but he is retired from international football. i have heard a lot of a nalysts football. i have heard a lot of analysts saying, in fact the coach has said, the team is easy to analyse but difficult to beat.|j think being a collective the togetherness of the team and the discipline this team has shown which has been key to the success so far. haps also the fact they have been playing without real pressure. —— perhaps the fact. a bit similar to the england team. people did not even expect them to get to the world cup and not get through the group
phase and not get through their next game. no expectations. i think this is where, lower expectations has a lwa ys is where, lower expectations has always been something that the swedes enjoy and we can surprise positively. i hate to suggest even the possibility that if you won this match tomorrow, can sweden win the world cup? is anyone in sweden thinking you can win the world cup? no one in sweden dares to think in these terms but, obviously can if you have got so far in the world cup, obviously you can win it. when it comes to the dreaded penalties, are sweden good at penalties? we win some and we lose some. we usually lose them but we won one. what is your prediction for the score? do your prediction for the score? do you have a prediction? looking at statistics, it will be a close call. my statistics, it will be a close call. my guess would be a draw. perhaps that would be the best ambassadorial result. u nfortu nately
that would be the best ambassadorial result. unfortunately someone will have to win. a swedish ambassador, i would love both teams to win but if i had to support one team, i would support sweden, of course. i had to support one team, i would support sweden, of coursem i had to support one team, i would support sweden, of course. if you win, we would have to expel you from the uk. then you will tip the balance in the other direction. if we lose, i will support england. where will you be watching? at the swedish church where a couple of hundred swedes will gather. there are plenty of other places around london and across the uk where swedes will gather. this is the largest swedish city outside sweden. of course the english fans will dominate in london but there will be plenty of people dressed in blue and yellow as well. i'm sure there will. we wa nt we want you just to stay here for a moment because we have a little treat for you to watch. we thought you might like to see some of the jokes circulating on social media. where everyone seems
convinced that football really is coming home. or, alternatively, you may want to look away now! phone rings gary? # it's coming home, it's coming. # football's coming home. # it's coming home, it's coming home. # it's coming. # football's coming home. england have done it! # it's coming home, it's coming home. # it's coming. # football's coming home. # it's coming home. # it's coming. # football's coming home. # it's coming... he plays football's coming home there you are. even the president of
russia thinks it is coming home. mr ambassador, what do you make of that? football coming home, to england or sweden? may the best team win. swedish ambassador to the uk, thank you very much. you are a very good sport. we're going to check out the weekend weather now. high—tech, temperature is around 27 celsius there. if it was happening there, we have got quite a one night to come here, as well. this is how it is looking at them. isolated heavy showers developing parts of east sussex, and variable cloud around, if you practice of mist and fog. tempjust around, if you practice of mist and fog. temp just not going around, if you practice of mist and fog. tempjust not going down around, if you practice of mist and fog. temp just not going down as far as we might like them too. most around 12 or 16 degrees. some areas in scotland down to single figures. saturday shipping with bentley of sunshine, to begin, but some clouds.
misty low cloud hugging some of the coast of north wales and north—west england. for most, savaging the day. temperatures responding with very light winds. wind picked up a little bit in north—west scotland as it goes on. lewandowski pouted today with the high teens, but sunday, telling a bit cooler. this is bbc news. the headlines: marathon talks are under way at the prime minister's country retreat as ministers try to hammer out what the government wants from a future relationship with the eu after brexit. detectives are still trying to find the contaminated item which exposed a couple to a deadly nerve agent in wiltshire. it's been announced that us president donald trump is to meet the queen at windsor palace during his two—day trip to the uk next week. a diver has died in thailand after
trying to help the 12 boys trapped ina trying to help the 12 boys trapped in a cave there. blindfold the sport now. olly foster has got the latest on the world cup. what a weekend of sport lies ahead, we'll get to samara shortly for an england update, but here at the world cup, france are the first team to reach the semi—finals, as they beat uruguay 2—0. france well worth the 2—0 win over uruguay. france's scored with their first attempt on target, after 40 minutes — real madrid defender raphael varane got the jump on the uruguay defence. a lovely glancing header after antoine griezmann picked him out. uruguay almost equalised straight away through martin caceres' header. an excellent save from hugo lloris kept it out. what a save that was! but the
uruguayan will want to forget this. and a bad goalkeeping errorfrom uruguay keeper fernando muslera wrapped it up for france just after the hour mark as antonie griezmann's shot ended up in the back of the net. france 2—0 uruguay. the 1998 champions marched into the semifinals. there is one south american team left. all the rest are european. what a match that is, brazil versus belgium. that will be fantastic. we will have all the build—up in sports day, as well. we will also have an update from samarra, because england have arrived there ahead of their quarterfinal against the swedes tomorrow. england meanwhile — have left their training base in repino and headed south to samara, where they'll meet sweden tomorrow. harry kane led his players out onto the pitch. it is going to be so hot there in samara. england as fresh as they can be against their penalty
shoot out against colombia. we have heard from the head coach, gareth southgate, and here are his thoughts about just what his southgate, and here are his thoughts aboutjust what his young team hope to achieve here in russia. became into this tournament as the least experienced team. one of the youngest team in it. we said that we are an improving site that want to make our own history. we are already, without first knockout win in ten years. first win in a penalty shoot out in a world cup to england, s0 shoot out in a world cup to england, so we shoot out in a world cup to england, so we want to keep making that history. gareth southgate speaking in the last hour or so, gareth southgate speaking in the last hourorso, in gareth southgate speaking in the last hour or so, in samara. that is tomorrow. well away from the world cup, plenty going on at wimbledon where we can join our reporter holly hamilton. earlier on, i was talking about the tumbling big names here at wimbledon, but i am afraid to say that we have had one more. venus
williams, the five times wimbledon champion has crashed out of the competition, beaten by kiki bertens. such a battle. kiki bertens got the first set, and venus levelled it. but it is the dutchwoman who will advance to the fourth round the first time in her career, with venus, the eighth top ten season seed to make an early exit from wimbledon. you do wonder if ms of that defeat made it over to centre court where her sister was in battle. kristina mladenovic. not so many problems for her. the french woman that not make it easy for her in the second. serena simply found another gear, as she does, and take the set, 6—7 in the end. bidding to win her eighth wimbledon title, a record 24th grand slam, singles title in the open iraq. —— open era.
we had drama with gael monfils and he isa we had drama with gael monfils and he is a crowd favourite. he had a victory over sam querrey. he came from a set down to defeat the 11th seed and goes through to a round of 64 the first time in his career. a good afternoon for him all round, because he went on to what he france game and straight after, and he will have seen the result of that, as well. a good result the him. up next of course on centre court is roger federer. you can get that on the red button, but plenty more drama to come. we will have more sport viewing the next hour. many thanks, indeed. a diver has died in thailand while taking supplies to 12 boys and their football coach who've been trapped in a flooded cave for almost a fortnight. the former navy diver had been delivering oxygen tanks to the group but then ran out of his own oxygen as he was returning.
dan johnson reports from north thailand. this is the 13th day trying to save 13 lives, and it's brought the starkest illustration ofjust how risky this rescue operation is. this man is boarding the plane to offer his experience. 38—years—old, the former navy diver volunteered to work alongside his colleagues. he was on the five—hourjourney out of the cave when he lost consciousness last night, leaving no doubt about the nature of this challenge and the extent of the risk. the fact that there was a death here overnight certainly hasn't slowed down this rescue operation. if anything, it is only gaining pace. you can see even more teams being brought in here. there are lots of people coming to and fro, new equipment being brought in, supplies being restocked, and added urgency to this rescue mission. translation: we are not reckless,
we are not unplanned. as i mentioned before, we can't wait for everything. because the situation is critical, previously we thought that the kids would be able to stay alive for a long time, but now the situation has changed, and we have limited time. it is not clear which option is now favoured, training the boys to dive to freedom, waiting for the water to recede, or digging them out from above. all have difficulties and downsides. some of the route is too narrow for scuba—diving equipment, and more heavy rain could raise the water level. the boys are being taught the basics of diving, but some have to learn to swim first, and it is feared that option could be too dangerous. today, fifa offered the boys seats at the world cup final if they are rescued in time, but there is so much uncertainty here, so much to worry about, and another family is now feeling the pain of this impossible puzzle. dan johnson, bbc news, northern thailand. 15 of the most popular tech websites and apps have terms
and conditions and privacy policies that require a university—level of education to understand, according to analysis from the bbc. that's despite the fact that most can be used by children as young as 13 — asjoe miller has been finding out. 5pm on a school day and maxwell and nola are relaxing at their friend ella's home with the help of youtube and instagram. normal siblings versus my siblings... all three children are 13 and legally allowed to join these sites — but unsurprisingly, none have actually read the terms. you agreed to waive and hereby do with any rights... whether or not
you have got a facebook account or are logged in to facebook. did note that. that is a bit creepy. everything is so long. such small text. it is almost sneaky of them to put it like that, so that kids would look at it and just skip past it, i guess. the bbc has analysed the privacy policies of 15 popular websites and apps — including facebook and youtube — and found that most of them take at least half an hour to read and that all of them require a university—level education to be properly understood. facebook, google and others say they are constantly improving their terms and making them clearer and that easy—to—read summaries are available. but one mp says the key legal documents are simply too complicated. you have to give informed consent for your data to be used, it is not enough to print a load of gobbledygook that you know no—one will ever read and say "ah—ha — we have got the right to do it because it says so in here." child safety campaigners say that
the law as it stands isn't good enough. we need to hold these companies to account, make sure that these children stay safe online, and have... it is an idea that appeals to max and his friends who say they won't wait through any lengthy policies, however well they are written, but hope the adults who d raft written, but hope the adults who draft them are on their side. joe miller, bbc news. now, normally when we report on president donald trump's ‘wall‘ we are referring to what he's planning for the us border with mexico. but in ireland, the president's wall refers to his attempts to hold back the sea. his coastal golf resort at doonbeg in county clare is under threat of erosion. the proposed solution — a sea—wall,as our ireland correspondent chris page reports. county clare is picture book ireland.
its postcard perfect coastline presented an irresistible investment opportunity to the billionaire who became president. four years ago he bought this resort when it was facing financial failure. it's been turned into the trump international golf links and hotel, and it's attracted thousands of visitors here to the village of doonbeg. so doonbeg, you know about doonbeg? i guess most of you do, right? we spent a lot of money making it just perfecto. but now the trump company wants to spend more money on its resort. it says the golf course and the whole area need to be protected from the wild waves of the atlantic ocean. the sea sets the scene, but local people say it's eating away at the landscape. what actually happens is the sea comes in or the strong wind and it takes away the sand and it creates a ledge. they believe that if the barrier isn't built storm surges could sweep onshore and that would be disastrous, not only for the golf course, but also for those who live nearby. anyone with any properties, houses, land or anything, we are all marooned.
we're going to be washed away and we have someone to protect us and we don't care, like i mean people have this idea that we are backing mr trump. we don't care who owns the golf course. we'll back them to death. there's nobody will stay and keep that open, if they can't protect it. and if he was to walk away, if they were to walk away from that business tomorrow morning i can't see anybody anywhere coming and buying it, nobody. so campaigners fear the scores ofjobs at the resort could be at risk if the erosion continues. but some environmentalists say it's ironic that the original planning application referred to the effects of global warming, given the us president's scepticism about climate change. several groups are appealing against the planners' decision to give permission for the trump firm's proposal. the irish national trust is among them. dunes move every so often during a winter storm, it will come in and take part of the dune away. next summer it comes back again, the summer after that. so to protect the dunes the best and easiest thing is to do nothing.
so will this wall stop coastal erosion? we believe there is actually no need to do it, that the best way of protecting the area is actually the dune itself. the resort says it's hopeful it'll be able to go ahead with the work as soon as possible. it's a different sort of trump wall, but this story is still making waves. chris page, bbc news in county clare. the headlines on bbc news: marathon talks are underway at the prime minister's country retreat as ministers try to decide on its future relationship with the eu after brexit. investigators are still trying to find the contaminated item which exposed a couple to a deadly nerve agent in wiltshire. official details have been revealed about president trump's two—day trip to the uk next week. he'll meet the queen at windsor and dine with the prime minister at blenheim palace. now on bbc news a look ahead to sportsday at 6.30 tonight.
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