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this is bbc news. i'm annita mcveigh. the headlines at 5pm. not so smart smart meters? a criticism of delays in the multi—billion—pound roll—out scheme which may only save some customers £11 a year. the man in amesbury who was left critically ill from novichok poisoning is discharged from hospital. police in wiltshire continue their investigation. president trump tweets his response to an alleged tape recording regarding a payment to a playboy model, saying he did "nothing wrong". police seize 1.6 tonnes of cocaine off the coast of cornwall, as two dutchmen are remanded in custody. also this hour. schools need more cash and less stress, that's according to education secretary damian hinds. in a newspaper interview, mr hinds rebukes schools that put too much pressure on young children facing exams, and says teachers‘ workloads are his "number one concern". and at 5.30pm, the click team heads to farnborough international airshow
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in search of the future of aviation. good afternoon. the multi—billion—pound project to install smart energy meters has been heavily criticised by a group of mps. they've warned it's likely to save customers just £11 per year. the report says the programme risks falling behind schedule and ending up heavily over budget. our business correspondent joe lynam reports. malcolm got a smart meter. so every year, he could save enough energy... it's the biggest infrastructure projects you've probably never probably heard of. costing £11 billion, the mass roll—out of smart meters into 30 million homes throughout
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the uk is designed to cut our bills and make our lives easier. but things aren't going to plan. the mobile phone mast isjust there, it's touching distance. warren lives in london, and he's having problems with his smart meter connection. this so—called smart meter wasn't so smart after all. i'm finding my bill still comes through as estimated, where i have to keep updating them, manually phoning them just to give them an actual reading. until they finally reset the meter, and they confirmed that it was sending its readings again. the big infrastructure group of mps says that smart meters may not be so bright after all. it says the government is rolling out technology which may be out—of—date already in some areas, and it may be useless due to insufficient mobile coverage. and the cost savings for consumers that were expected may not materialise. certainly consumers won't get anywhere near what they were promised originally. it's already down to just about £11 from the originally projected £26.
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it's likely to fall further, as well, as the problems with this roll—out continue. and we're really calling on government, on ofgem and the suppliers to get a grip of this process. the smart metering thing... not so, according to the group charged with rolling out the new technology. this infrastructure upgrade is the biggest one that's happening in energy in our lifetimes, so it's really important that people get to talk about this debate, but the thing everyone needs to know is to get a smart meter, because it's going to save us all billions of pounds over the next few years. building an entirely new mobile network to reach 65 million people from scratch is not easy, not cheap and fraught with potential problems. the government says it's a third of the way there. others say it's the wrong technology, it's behind schedule and won't deliver the savings we all expect. joe lynam, bbc news. police in salisbury have stepped up their search of a park in the centre of the city where two victims of the novichok poisoning may have picked up a contaminated bottle.
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charlie rowley was released from hospital yesterday. his partner died. earlier, our news correspondent simon jones, who's been at the scene in salisbury, told me that charlie rowley has been offered saftey advice by police officers. you have got officers with protective suits who go into the park to try to search for clues. what we had around lunchtime is the officers heading over to that area, toa officers heading over to that area, to a park bench. they took samples from that bench, and photos, and took away evidence bags as part of their investigation. what we do know is police are not prepared to give a running commentary on what they are doing. but we understand they have been able to speak to charlie rowley fairly extensively since his recovery has improved in hospital.
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we know he was released yesterday, we don't know where he has been released. he can't return to his home in amesbury. that is because that remains part of the police investigation. so, no idea if there are plans to him to speak to the media at this stage? the media are very keen to speak to him, to hear his story. we are being told by the police that what he decides will ultimately be up to him. we know he has been offered safety advice by officers. the metropolitan police would not tell us metropolitan police would not tell us whether he had been offered any protection, but that safety advice will include issues of how he should best go about in the community and what he should decide to do in the future. more than a million paypoint customers have reportedly been left
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without gas and electricity after terminals across the country went down. the network allows people to pre—pay for their energy on a special key at some shops and supermarkets, but users have been complaining online about thawing freezers and having no electricity. we can get more details from our correspondent james waterhouse. tell us a little more about what paypoint is? paypoint is? paypoint allows customers to efficiently budget so they know what they are spending. you go to your local corner shop or supermarket, top upa local corner shop or supermarket, top up a special key, take that back and you can use your meter for electricity, gas, pay foryour mobile phone. it is a budgeting tool for hundreds and thousands of customers. do we have a clear idea about what is causing this problem? outside of the terms of national
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outage, no. twitter is erupting with people complaining about wasted food, parents complaining about hungry children. if you call up the paypoint help line, there is an automated response saying, we are experiencing a national outage, and are investigating. they give this advice for the tens of thousands who use their tunnel, saying, to reboot every half—an—hour. that is the ongoing situation —— terminal. so can we say when this problem might be sorted out? that would be speculative. josh in grimsby, usually £10 sorts him out for the week, but he is in emergency credit. it doesn't incur high interest rates but you lose the ability to efficiently budget. calum, another
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person in london we spoke to, free credit can be offered in this kind of situation. there is no sign when this will be resolved. so there is a contingency but if people are using these keys to budget, it is not ideal to be working outside that budget. it is saturday, people will have plans, especially if they have dependents. if you can't afford to go outside your budget, it can cause problems. thank you. nine members of the same family were among those killed when a boat capsized on a lake popular with tourists in the us state of missouri. 17 people died when the amphibious vehicle called a "duck boat" went down in poor weather. the safety record of duck boats has come under scrutiny. more than a0 have died in accidents aboard them in the last 20 years. sophia tran—thomson reports. hundreds of mourners gather around cars for a vigil in the parking lot
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where the table rock lake tourist boats depart. it's thought that they belong to the passengers who died. this duck boat made it back to shore. the passengers filming the storm apparently unaware of the danger they were in. oh, my god. it's going under. further out, this boat was sunk in the severe sudden storm. of the 31 on board, less than half survived. among the 17 who died, nine were from one family. this picture has been shared by local media. only the woman on the far left and the boy on the far right are thought to have survived. we'll be working arduously to determine what happened, why it happened, and how to prevent it from happening again. it will be very important to the investigation
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that the vessel is raised. there is the intent to salvage the vessel. an assessment and an analysis of it and its condition will definitely be key to the investigation. there was a severe weather warning, so investigators are looking into why the boats were on the water, and if the passengers had safety vests on. it was a pretty severe storm. my husband was like, "this is crazy," severe winds and things, and then we come back and hear about this, and i just got sick. duck boats can travel on both roads and water. they are used as tour vehicles in many places around the world, but following several accidents in recent years, their safety record is now under scrutiny. investigators say a primary report should be ready in a month, but a full enquiry could take up to a year. sophia tran—thomson, bbc news. the funeral of six—year—old alesha macphail who was murdered earlier this month while on holiday on the isle of bute has been held this morning. those attending were asked to wear pink alesha's favourite colour. she was reported missing from her grandmothers house a few days into a summer break.
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a 16—year—old boy has been charged with her rape and murder. facebook has suspended an american data analytics firm while it investigates claims it built surveillance tools with users' information. the company crimson hexagon is said to have worked with a group linked to the kremlin and us government agencies. two men have appeared in court after 1.6 tonnes of cocaine was seized from a yacht off south—west cornwall. the men, who are both dutch, were remanded in custody. janine jansen reports. the dutch flags yacht was intercepted 120 miles off the cornish coast on wednesday. the marcia was escorted into newlyn harbour by the border force cutter hmc vigilant. officers found bales of cocaine wrapped in plastic bags in a compartment underneath the decking.
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we have recovered a significant amount of controlled drugs, literally hundreds of millions of pounds‘ worth, potentially even the second largest seizure in the uk, on a sailing vessel. an estimated two tonnes has been recovered from the vessel. the national crime agency, border force and devon and cornwall police officers remain on the scene. the two crew members — 59—year—old maarten peter pieterse and 44—year—old emile adriaanjeroen schoemaker — appeared at bristol magistrates‘ court this morning via video link, charged with drug importation offences. pieterse didn‘t enter a plea. schoemaker pleaded not guilty. they were remanded in custody to appear at bristol crown court next month. janine jansen, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news. mps criticise delays to the £11 billion smart meter roll—out scheme, as a new report questions the value of the technology to customers. fresh investigations
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into the nerve agent attack in salisbury, as wiltshire police widen their search. president trump reacts to claims he was recorded discussing making a payment to a model as "inconceivable", and says he‘s done "nothing wrong". the education secretary damian hinds has said that schools need more cash and less stress. in an interview with the guardian, he said too many teachers in england are being overwhelmed by excessive workloads. the labour shadow education secretary angela rayner said, "we need action, notjust warm words and sympathy". in his interview, mr hinds defended the tougher gcses and a—level exams. he rebuked primary schools who put pressure on young pupils to do well in sats exams. and said workload of teachers was his "number one concern". helena brothwell is principal at queen elizabeth‘s academy in mansfield. she said workload of teachers
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is the biggest problem. we are in a recruitment crisis, a retention crisis at the moment. schools have got two do all they can 110w schools have got two do all they can now to reduce the bureaucracy around data planning and data entry, lesson planning. it is really important. as a school we have done an awful lot to make sure our staff can be energetic in class, full of life, have a life outside school, that is important. we can achieve a balance if we want it badly enough. give us an idea how you encourage your staff to manage their workload? we have removed britain marking as a requirement. some schools ask staff for a written mark, students to respond to that, then the teacher has to respond to that response.
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none of it makes any difference to progress. if it did we would ask our staff to do it and our staff would happily do so. the reason teachers are irritated because they know it doesn‘t make any difference, it doesn‘t make any difference, it doesn‘t have the impact some leaders think it does. we have removed that asa think it does. we have removed that as a requirement completely. damian hinds says in his interview schools are on a par with the nhs as a special case for extra government spending. there was no announcement on teachers‘s pay. in england, if that money did not come from an extra pot from central government, it would have to be taken from some other budget you might wish to spend on some other area of school spending. would it be worth it if it led to better retention of staff? it would be worth it. teachers are the biggest asset in a school. we have to pay them properly. the fact
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the announcement hasn‘t been made and schools have broken up, and we haven‘t been able to plan our budget next year effectively, is a let down. having said that, schools are working extremely hard to find other savings so we don‘t have to pass those costs on to teachers. teachers are our best asset, we need them. it is really difficult. we want a broad balanced curriculum, offer the arts, music and drama, but those areas get cut first when schools are in difficulty. especially in a working—class area, where we don‘t have as much access to the arts, like mansfield, we don‘t want to cut those subjects from school. we heard the shadow education secretary saying warm words are all very well but actions are needed, what would you like to see from the
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education secretary to make the biggest difference to teachers and pupils? i would like him to continue to reassure school leaders some of the bureaucracy around data entry and measuring, that doesn‘tjust fatten the pig but measured it. reduce some of that bureaucracy for teaching staff. it will do an awful lot to improve our retention figures. you need to do some work to improve the status of teachers. we have spent decades having ourjob reduced to entertainers, baby—sitters. decades having ourjob reduced to entertainers, ba by—sitters. that isn‘t what we do, we are trained to do thisjob. our status isn‘t what we do, we are trained to do this job. our status should be appropriate. also, he needs to find us some money. injapan, at least 20 people have died in heat—related incidents. weeks after being hit by floods, parts of the country are now experiencing a heatwave.
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temperatures hsve risen above a0 degrees. more than a thousand have been taken to hospital. -- 2,000. israeli forces have carried out a series of attacks across the gaza strip after a soldier was shot dead at the border. at least four palestinians are reported to have been killed. hamas, which controls gaza said both sides, has now agreed to a ceasefire. the fbi is reported to have seized a secret recording of donald trump discussing a payment to a former playboy model. the new york times says the tapes were discovered in the offices of mr trump‘s former lawyer during a police raid. our washington correspondent chris buckler reports. karen mcdougal was a model for hugh hefner‘s playboy magazine, and she claims that she had an affair with donald trump that lasted for months. # and i‘m proud to be an american... their alleged relationship took place a decade before mr trump ran for president.
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but in the months leading up to that vote, karen mcdougal sold her story to a tabloid newspaper. however, the national enquirer, which is owned by one of donald trump‘s friends, never published it. his campaign team denied knowing anything about that payment. but it seems donald trump did talk about it with this man — his former lawyer and so—called fixer michael cohen, who is currently under investigation for a series of possible offences. in a raid on mr cohen‘s offices, fbi agents apparently seized a secret recording in which mr trump discussed with his lawyer the possibility of paying money to keep ms mcdougal quiet, perhaps by buying the rights to her story. reporter: sir, can you talk about michael cohen? the president left washington for a weekend at one of his golf clubs without answering that question. but payments to bury embarrassing stories about an election candidate could potentially be seen as breaking campaign finance laws, although his representatives insist that no cash was actually handed over.
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in a statement, michael cohen‘s own lawyer said... donald trump‘s political opponents are also still trying to discover exactly what he said to vladimir putin during their private meeting in helsinki, amid the controversy over plans to invite the russian president to the white house this autumn. they believe there‘s a possibility that mr trump‘s own words could yet come back to haunt him. chris buckler, bbc news, washington. president trump has tweeted a response to the news of the tapes. he claimed it was: "inconceivable that the government would break into a lawyers office... roads, ports and airports are set
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to be extremely busy this weekend as millions of us embark on our summer getaways. with schools in england and wales breaking up for the summer there could be lengthy delays as more than nine million road journeys are expected to be made between friday and sunday. ben ando reports. if yesterday was frantic friday, today could be standstill saturday. travel experts say more than five million people are expected to set off this weekend on getaway trips at the start of the school holidays, and that means super—busy roads, airports and railways. at this time of year, it‘s really avoiding the peak times. so over the weekend, it tends to be lunchtime, so if you can go earlier in the morning or later at night. and also, you then get the advantage
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you‘re not stuck in a hot car when the sun is bearing down, or indeed the thunderstorms that are predicted in some areas. for staycationers, roads in south—west england, particularly the m5 and a303, look likely to be the worst—hit, while the port of dover is expecting its busiest outbound day of the summer, as thousands head to the continent. and a further 2.5 million are taking to the skies, with heathrow expecting 500,000, 250,000 at gatwick, and 160,000 passengers through manchester. weekend engineering works are causing disruption on the railways, too. the mainline linking london and the west country is blocked, meaning diversions of a0 minutes, and in scotland, the line linking glasgow and motherwell is also closed. and here at king‘s cross and st pancras, passengers are facing ongoing disruption caused by the botched introduction of a new timetable back in may. but there is one piece of good news for weary rail users. virgin trains are dropping evening peak restrictions every friday
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until the end of august, in an effort to spread loadings and cut congestion. ben ando, bbc news. the european space agency is asking for the public‘s help to name their new mars rover. the robot is currently called exomars but it‘s hoped the public can come up with something a little more inspiring, as caroline rigby reports. it is a competition that‘s, well, out of this world — what to call a robot set to explore mars in 2021. currently called exomars, this six—wheeled rover will travel across the red planet in search of life. capable of drilling to depths of two metres, it will also look for microbes deep below the surface. it‘s set to be a fascinating mission, and that‘s why scientists from the european space agency think this little robot deserves a big name. in america, nasa has previously
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opted to call its mars rovers names like opportunity and curiosity, and the european space agency has launched a public competition to find something equally inspiring. any other names, any other ideas? british astronaut tim peake is leading the hunt, which he hopes will inspire future generations to follow in his footsteps. it‘s always nice to give something a name, especially when it‘s going on such an ambitious journey to voyage to the red planet. well, i don‘t think we‘re going to end up with boaty mcboatface on this mars rover! that was, of course, the name chosen by more than 100,000 people for this polar explorer ship in 2016. butjust in case you are tempted by the likes of rovey mcroverface for exomars, be warned — an expert panel will have the final say. caroline rigby, bbc news. millions of passengers pass through the london underground
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network each year. but in the hustle and bustle, hundreds get injured in trips, slips and falls. now, in an effort to cut these numbers, victoria station is taking an unusual approach to get passengers to pay attention to safety announcements. dougal shaw reports. around 250,000 people use victoria station in london each weekday, and for past few months, they‘ve been hearing an unusual voice. meet the station‘s newest — and youngest — safety announcer, nine—year—old megan. her proud parents both work at the station. i said to my colleague that my wife was bringing down the two kids to meet me after work and he said, "would megan mind doing a pa announcement?" she does like a bit of acting. i knew she‘s be up for it. i was really nervous when i first was going to do it but then once i did it, i thought, "this is actually 0k!" hello, everybody, and please listen up. take care on the escalators, hold on to the handrail and your luggage.
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megan‘s recorded announcement is designed to tackle a serious problem — around ten people a day get injured on the underground network. what we have noticed is that when people do injure themselves, it‘s typically because they are not taking enough care when using stairs and escalators. at victoria alone, on average, 15 people a month are injured this way. for some passengers, at least, megan‘s message seems to be getting through. gets your attention straight away. you think, "oh, what‘s going on?" i think everyone takes notice when a child says something, and because they don't — you know, they always mean it. so what does somebody who studies the psychology of the human voice make of this? research shows that deeper adult voices are perceived by humans as having more authority than higher voices, so a child's voice wouldn't have that authority. but perhaps it's the shock factor of using a child's voice. it may be just a short—term result from this shock factor, but the station says injuries have dropped by nearly two—thirds
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since megan‘s announcement started. do you think adults listen enough to children? um, no. they should listen more to children because, sometimes, children are right. dougal shaw, bbc news. now it‘s time for a look at the weather, with stav danaos. apart from a few showers around this evening, most places will end on a fine note. tomorrow, it is similar to pa rt fine note. tomorrow, it is similar to part one of the weekend, warm and sunny across england and, more cloud in the north and west. overnight, it will stay cloudy across scotland and northern ireland. it is a warm night
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especially in england and wales, values no lower than 1a. a warm start to sunday. a fair amount of cloud, the sunshine will break through eastern scotland comic eastern england, the midlands and a good proportion of wales. always more cloud and breeze across this north—west corner with outbreaks of rain. set to stay very warm, hot and humid across southern areas next week. cloudy and coolerfurther north. hello this is bbc news with annita mcveigh. the headlines at half five. new searches are taking place in salisbury as part of the police investigation into novichok poisonings in wiltshire. the government‘s defended its multi—billion pound scheme to install smart energy metres after a group of mps and peers said the project was failing to deliver value for money. president trump tweets his response to an alleged tape recording regarding a payment to a playboy model, saying he did ‘nothing wrong‘. two dutch men have been remanded in custody after border force police seized 1.6 tonnes of cocaine off
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the coast of cornwall. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here‘s holly hamilton. the open championships, where 1a time major winner tiger woods is playing his weight into contention. he is not alone at the top of the leaderboard. let‘s get more now from john watson who is there now. john, and critical editions there, almost perfect, and a lot of people making the most of it. yes, they have indeed. it is no surprise that the players are benefiting out there today in their third rounds with these conditions that you talk about. very different course from the rain which we saw yesterday. sunshine a little bit of wind, but
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that moisture which is allowing the player is a little bit more control out there once again. you talk about the players, that have benefit, one of those is the englishmanjustin rose who have posted a score of the tournament so far. really in oppressive, when you say he very nearly missed the cut, were enough for a much—needed birdie on the last yesterday evening. but one name familiar to many, that of tiger woods, who has come roaring back with a really impressive round was again today. to set himself up heading into the final day tomorrow. we wait to see of course how he was fair. could he possibly go on and wina 50 fair. could he possibly go on and win a 50 major? with all the details, here is. now the real competition gets going. leading the way, justin rose, is seven under par round, no one has ever done at her,
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the enlistment commanding the earlier tension that was until tiger came to the team. tiger woods three times champion, reminding everyone that what the game has been missing. whilst he was building up the leaderboa rd, whilst he was building up the leaderboard, others were following. an early eagle and ominous sign. the open now wide open. this was tommy fleetwood taking his share of the league. there were plenty trying to wrestle it away. kevin remains bright among the leaders. with competition is fierce, no one yet been allowed to feel at home on moving day. adam wilde, bbc news. let‘s ta ke moving day. adam wilde, bbc news. let‘s take a look at the leaderboard then. you could see it is as you were. in the chasing pack, jordan just a shot behind on a seven under and there you can see tiger woods on
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five under with that bullet string round. six birdies, just the one bogey setting himself up with a tilt at what could be another open title tomorrow. justin rose pulling himself back into contention with that really impressive round of 6a today. for under par, now four shots off the lead. you mentioned that incredible round forjustin rose but northern ireland ‘s rory mcelroy still in contention? he is indeed. we saw that impressive round once again from him yesterday, back to back, 69, he resumed on four under par, just struggling to get his game together a little bit at times, but as we know, he has got great history with this tournament, hasn‘t he? he won it back on 201a, the last of his two majors caved in. he was speaking
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yesterday saying he just wanted to try and stay into contention, potentially three or four shots off the lead will set himself up nicely. it is justin the lead will set himself up nicely. it isjustin rose the story of the day, would that really impressive round, benefiting from those conditions, the tournament, the best score of the tournament so far, and as we know, it were he to win, he could move to world number one, it will be a first open check digit for him. we met one that bound, one port he shot leads to a bogey. one blogger at the wrong time, so i kept it together mentally, concentrated well today, i fell a bit it together mentally, concentrated well today, ifell a bit more in control with my game and my swing, so to keep it clean on this course is obviously leads to good staff. rememberthere are many is obviously leads to good staff. remember there are many big names that have not made into the weekend. justin thomas, the pga champion, but the big thing at the back of the minds of the british contingent and the europeans as well trying to wrest back control of those majors.
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where anyone for the united states to win, it would be to six in a row. that has not happened since the 80s. something for rory mcilroy and tommy fleetwood and justin rose to bear in mind as we head into the final day tomorrow. all eyes will be on tiger woods. thank you very much. elsewhere, lewis hamilton‘s plans have not been going according to plans. a mechanical failure have not been going according to plans. a mechanicalfailure means he will start the german grand prix from 1ath on the grid. meanwhile, his title rival took pole position for a robbery. here is more. this is the moment lewis hamilton‘s hopes went up in a cloud of dust. damaged his mercedes to the point he could not continue in qualifying. loss of hydraulic. he tried to get back to the pits to fix it but he was too far out. getting stranded on the track leads him down in 1ath on the
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grid. it will make closing the gap to championship leader an almost impossible task. and to compound the problem, circuits that usually favour mercedes are now being tamed by farah rate. hamilton‘s team—mate set the time to be, but their celebrations were short—lived. he smashed it by two tenths of a second, delighting his fans with a pit bull of the season. the last time this race was held two years ago, hamilton led every lap. that‘ll will be competent to capture that.|j felt will be competent to capture that.” felt in 01 the car could do it. sometimes you just know but you still had to do it and itjust kept getting better and i knew for the la st getting better and i knew for the last lap, i had a little bit of me and yes, i was able to squeeze everything out, so still a bit full of adrenaline. team sky has retained the leader‘s yellow jersey after the
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1ath stage of the tour de france. a four—time winner was subjected to more attacks from the crowds, having water thrown on him. both he and thomas maintained their position in first and second although there were nearly 20 minutes behind stage winner on friday, thomas broome all crossed the line together. thomas leads from by one minute 39 seconds, with just seven stages remaining. now to london where some of the world‘s greatest athletes are competing at the anniversary games this weekend. they one saw british break the world record in the 3000 metres, while the other was edged out. kit grey has the details. the anniversary games is one of the highlights of the athletics calendar and this earth day of action it did not disappoint. the men‘s 100 metres
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was a world—class field with britain hoping to improve his record. it was one of the best 100 metres finals here on british soil with six of the athletes going at sub ten seconds. he has to settle for silver.” athletes going at sub ten seconds. he has to settle for silver. i am feeling really proud of myself. this year for me, feeling really proud of myself. this yearfor me, i feeling really proud of myself. this year for me, i can actually do in 100. my cousin i have been talking a lot and i am really happy the way i ran today. i had my own composure, not thinking about the guys who would get ahead of me and ran relaxed and all the way to the metal slide. the crowd was treated to a, bothjumping slide. the crowd was treated to a, both jumping close to seven metres, but it was proctor who did a seasons pass to take the gold and securing her place on the european changes in berlin injust a her place on the european changes in berlin in just a few weeks‘ time. her place on the european changes in berlin injust a few weeks' time.” do not feel a shock today so if i
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can pull off a job today, i can go back and finds some things be sharper for europeans. they dominate on the track and field, winning the 200 metres. the biggest surprise of the day was tom bosworth breaking the day was tom bosworth breaking the world record in the 3000 metres. it was one of the first races of the day and he adds to the silver medal he won at the commonwealth games. we played more action tomorrow, all hoping to impress the home crowd here in london. earlier on today, the great britain women‘s four by a00 relay team, which originally finished fifth in a00 relay team, which originally finished fi‘ finally received their olympics, finally received their bronze medals for their performance. all promoted to fourth when russia we re all promoted to fourth when russia were disqualified after samples were rea nalyzed were disqualified after samples were reanalyzed in 2016. world cup fever
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has returned this weekend as the women‘s hockey world cup gets under way in london. england began their bid for home glory in their opener against india with ireland set to push back in the next 20 minutes for the hosts, it was a nervy start to theircampaign as the hosts, it was a nervy start to their campaign as joe curry the hosts, it was a nervy start to their campaign asjoe curry reports. a home world cup only comes around once ina a home world cup only comes around once in a lifetime, and when it rolls into london, no one wants to miss out. the golden girls star attraction on the opening day. not even the sweltering heat stops 10,500 people coming to cheer on england as they began their campaign. one world cup canada set in look alike as they lift the trophy for the first time. with the atmosphere bubbling, england push forward early on but again and again chances went begging. and then they we re chances went begging. and then they were made to rue those missed opportunities went in stadium with this goal. england claimed, they
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said it struck below the knee, goal given. they‘re still intact. it brought a change of pace, time effective, you need your captain to lead from the front, she tried but could not find a way through. as time running out, england went for broke. with almost instant success. the smallest of touches, to make a big difference. the draw was rescued with bands had a new pharaoh. big difference. the draw was rescued with bands had a new pharaohm big difference. the draw was rescued with bands had a new pharaoh. it is a daunting experience playing in front of this many people supporting us. front of this many people supporting us. you just want to do everything to make them proud and i am very very emotional about it. how many people have come out to see us. it definitely put us into the last quarter and you feel like everyone is behind you and everyone is wishing you well. not the dominant performance everyone expected but the title still intact. joe curry
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reported. earlier, germany started theircampaign reported. earlier, germany started their campaign with a 3—1when. argentina and spain and the other teams in that poll. ireland take on the united states at six o‘clock and australia take onjapan at eight o‘clock tonight. celebrations have been taking place in chicago to mark the 50th anniversary of the special olympics. a sporting competition for athletes with learning difficulties. the movement, which has led to millions competing in sport around the world began in the american city july 19 68. here‘s more. the world began in the american city july 19 68. here's more. 50 years ago, the field here in chicago played host to the first special olympics. it was the idea of the city authorities, the sister of former presidentjohn f kennedy. but what they wanted to achieve was to bring those with intellectual disabilities out of the shadows an end to the sporting spotlight. half a century later, some of those athletes who competed that day were back here to mark this anniversary.
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they were joined by special olympics athletes from around the world to see how much this movement had achieved, for those who needed it. today, i feel it is so surreal to be here onjuly 20 at today, i feel it is so surreal to be here on july 20 at the today, i feel it is so surreal to be here onjuly 20 at the same time at the same field, 50 years ago, when the same field, 50 years ago, when the world changed. witness for the first time, our sports competition with people with disabilities. many of the participants made it from institutions from which they lived and travelled to chicago. it was their chance, and travelled to chicago. it was theirchance, their and travelled to chicago. it was their chance, their moment to show their chance, their moment to show the world what they could accomplish. the flame of hope is just a series of events happening across this weekend. there has been across this weekend. there has been a unified cup football turn up with players with difficulties have been playing alongside their friends and colleagues. landmarks around the world have also turned red to mark the special olympics anniversary. among the places involved have been the seat of her house, the entire
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state building and the london eye. from humble beginnings, injust a few hundred people, 50 years ago, now 5 million athletes and 170 countries compete in sport. that is all your sport for now. eat the full round up at 6.30. but for now it is time for click. welcome to one of the biggest air shows on the planet. this is the farnborough international airshow. a chance to see the newest aircraft up close and witness them being put through their paces. i mean, really, something that big should not be
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doing that. alongside the air displays, this is where the aviation industry does its business. and on the first of seven show days, orders were made for more than 300 aircraft and deals of almost $50 billion were struck. oh, my goodness. i mean, it‘s just so incredible to see what these enormous flying bits of metal can do. but, interestingly, the next big thing in aviation could be quite small and very personal. this is the black fly, a new type of single passenger craft. now, you may have never heard of opener,
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the company that made it, and that is because it has been operating in secret for the past nine years. the eight rotors are powered by the onboard battery, offering travel distances of about 25 miles. in the us, speeds will be restricted to 62 mph. you do not need a runway because this pav, or personal aerial vehicle, can take off and land vertically. in fact, it does not even have wheels. and that is partly due to its amphibious ambitions. it can land on water if necessary. now, after you have towed it to your take—off spot, it‘s time to quickly assemble the craft. opener is targeting enthusiasts who have open stretches of uninhabited grassland that they need to get between. well, who doesn‘t? america‘s faa has approved the design, which has an autopilot function. in fact, it‘s even said that riders will not need to
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hold a pilot‘s licence. it‘s one of several companies hoping to change how our skies look. earlier this year, we reported on uber‘s plans for sky taxis. with the help of bell, volocopter also sees autopilot taxis as the way forward while chinese firms ehang is perfecting its own small drone—like craft to be either piloted by enthusiasts or self flying taxis. this week, aston martin joined the growing list of companies with personal aviation unit sites when it showed off its concept design and rolls—royce pitched in with its own helicopter—like four seater. so, personal aviation is fast becoming a thing. opener says it hopes to begin selling the black fly for next year at the cost of an suv, and while that‘s not an exact figure, it seems it would be within the price range of quite a few people
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in the us and elsewhere. now, just after the black fly was announced, it was revealed that the man funding and all is google co—founder larry page. this is a guy who seems to collect flying cars like they were cadillacs, because this week, there was another big announcement from his fleet. this time in las vegas, and dave lee travelled there in a boring old normal plane to check out the kitty hawk. this used to be a top—secret project, but not any more. we are seeing the kitty hawk flyer in all its glory. so, many people think this thing is the first step in a dream that we as humans have had for a long time, the dream of flying around in a flying car. this test flight, flown by britney, lasted around nine minutes. right now, battery capacity allows for around 20 minutes, but the speed is limited to six miles per hour. not exactly fast travel but you can cut them some slack. this is a flying car, after all. i really don‘t have to think
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about a lot other than letting the aircraft due its thing and i am putting it where i wanted to go. it‘s that simple. that is the beauty of it because you are out there, you‘re flying, beautiful scenery and i just tell it where i want to go. i don‘t have to overthink anything, overthink the controls, so it‘s like all you get to think about is how awesome it is to fly. kitty hawk has created this small hangar at the edge of a lake near las vegas. the location is important. it rarely rains. but it does get incredibly hot and sometimes too windy to fly. the vehicle itself weighs less than £25a, which is important, because it means the us aviation authority does not require a rider to have a pilot‘s licence. instead, kitty hawk puts them through a training regime that lasts just 90 minutes. first, the simulator, then a real machine strapped to the ground and then this fun ball pool with a serious purpose.
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this is where you practise getting out if the flyer was to crash into the water. there we go. 0k. there‘s not much of an interior yet, but i imagine they will be working on that. and here is the seat belt. sadly, they wouldn‘t let me fly at myself, but i did at least have a chance to try it out for size. so, iam in and i have the controls here. one of them is altitude, the other one is direction of where i am travelling. these things, they are going to crash when they, right? have you had any issues? has one fallen out of the sky yet? we have not had a single flying... flying people here, we have not had a single person go in the water. we do a tonne of flight testing on this. and as we are always developing new things, we find bugs and we fix bugs. that is a huge core part of what we do. as is often the case with new and exciting
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technology like this is not the question of whether they can do it, but whether we are going to be allowed to. in order for this flyer to be a reality, in our daily commute, a lot of laws need to be changed to make it possible. but it is not the only way humans can get into the sky. dan simmons has been looking at another idea. that is so loud. but he does it with so much grace. so, the jet pack does 250 miles an hour, up to 500 metres which is like 15,000 feet. can fly for about 10—15 minutes and only weighs about 65 kilos. goodwood‘s main straight is more familiar with fast cars than jet packs screen pass
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the stands, but as part of the future lab exhibition here, this man dreams of us all taking to the skies. this jet packs, estimates the whole thing is off, you do want to clear up all that fuel and all that baggage. it might be thejb 11, it might be extra special in the amount of power and the amount of agility that offers david as he goes flying around the circuit. but once he is done with it, just get the thing off. great landing. like it. tell me a little bit about this. so,jb11, six engines, this is our latest version. sojb 11, so this is the 11th iteration? this is the 11th version. so there have been ten before this. flew around the statue of liberty injb nine, gosh that‘s two years ago now but that only had two engines. you‘ve got a bit of redundancy. you can lose one of the thrusters and you will still stay up. yeah, exactly. and the computers, they have got to be pretty robust. where are they on here?
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so, the computers, there‘s one computer and here, that is the starting line, on the throttle, and then there is a computer system in here, that their main computer, the distribution system and then each of the engines have their own computer so there are six computers, then master computer and then throttle computer. so, a lot of computers. how long has it taken to get to this stage for the jet pack? over 12 years. i started on its 12 years ago and it has on quickly but it has been a hell of a process. and now you have got this, this is supposed to be the sweet spot. let‘sjust dive in here. is this ok if ijust sort of sit. yeah, yeah. i‘m not going to take her up for a spin. but from this position, what am i looking at here? on the pilot side, you are looking at, on the left engine or the right, so you are looking at all the engine information on this side, so how hard they are, how fast they are spending, what is the battery voltage, how much fuel you are using, etc. that is the site. when the battery is turned on, you will see all of
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that information, there. and those leds, are basically, if it is green, everything is good, fly. if it is orange, you probably want to start thinking about it, if it is red, definitely land. jet pack aviation says thatjb 11 would sell for north of $300,000, if the public could be trusted to be let loose with one. which is why it is not for sale, although the us military is looking into its use as they have been with jet packs for the last years. the new design will wow crowds around the world, but he could also offer us the chance to have a taste of flight sessions in the near future. my idea is young kids, ia—year—old kids, my daughter included, should be able to fly one of these like on a tether system complete safety and get a feel for the future of aviation will stop its not the aero planes any more, it's about the capacity of individuals to move around their environment, to go
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from the house to the shops or to their house, to be able to take an autonomous flying vehicle from one place to another. it will happen. it is not going to happen tomorrow but it will happen. how brilliant is that and that is it from my a3 50 and me for the short cut of clicks, for this week. do not forget the full—length version is up on it player to watch right now, and loads of extra photos on twitter, too. at bbc click. thanks for watching and we will see you soon. hello there. we are back to square one for this week and into next week
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with things really hotting up. especially for england and wales. many parts of england and wales as seeing some good spells of sunshine around saturday afternoon, but during the course of the day, across the northwestern areas we have seen more clout around, streaming off the atla ntic more clout around, streaming off the atlantic and it is because these weather fronts you can see on the pressure charts. moreover breeze here and light winds with clear skies. as we head into the use evening and overnight, we lose the showers across southern parts of britain. to the north and west, thicker clouds streaming down from the northwest, into northern parts of wales id into the night. could and load clouds emerge, to the south very and load clouds emerge, to the south very warm and load clouds emerge, to the south very warm and muggy. temperatures 1a-19dc. for very warm and muggy. temperatures 1a—19dc. for sunday, we start off with a little bit of mist and merck around generally but the sunshine will break through and become very warm indeed. infact
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will break through and become very warm indeed. in fact warmer than saturday with temperatures generally mid to upper 20s celsius. many 30 across the southeast. the winds will remain light, a bit more clout across western areas, wales could see a bit more, west, east of scotla nd see a bit more, west, east of scotland should see some spells of sunshine, a bit warmer, northern ireland and western scotland thicker cloud with outbreaks of rain and fog and breezy. for sunday evening it stays damp across the north and into today further south. into next week, things remain pretty similar across the northwest because the fresh weather fronts which will bring more clout and breeze and, light winds will be tapping in to send heat and humidity off the neo—con that. we could be looking at low 30s celsius across the southeastern parts of england, notjust across the southeastern parts of england, not just the across the southeastern parts of england, notjust the heat but high humidity making it uncomfortable without always more clouds and sun spots rain possible, it will be a
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bit cooler. that is a similar picture for much of scotland and northern ireland for the next five days, just hovering in the low 20s celsius. the south will state really hot with hot and humid nights. this is bbc news. i‘m annita mcveigh. the headlines at 6pm. not so smart smart meters? a criticism of delays in the multi—billion pound roll—out scheme — which may only save some customers 11 pounds a year. fresh investigations into the novichok nerve agent attack in salisbury, as wiltshire police widen their search. president trump tweets his response to an alleged tape recording regarding a payment to a playboy model, saying he did ‘nothing wrong‘. police seize 1.6 tonnes of cocaine off the coast of cornwall. as two dutch men are remanded in custody. also this hour, schools
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