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the huge hike in the cost of petrol and diesel — ministers order a review into whether a 5 pence cut in fuel duty is being passed on to drivers. the temporary reduction in fuel duty was introduced in march, but there are questions over whether motorists are getting the full benefit. it's horrendous, i don't know how a few are going to survive. i rely on my car all the time, and it's a huge cost to everybody. it comes at the start of a big week for the government, with legislation tomorrow to change parts of the post—brexit trade deal with the eu. also tonight... a former british soldier, jordan gatley, is reported to have been killed while fighting in ukraine. a former elite acrobatic gymnast speaks out ahead of the publication of an independent review into abuse in the sport.
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i loved gymnastics when i started. i had a real passion for it, and my coach and the culture within the gym was just... it was horrible. and a month after mcdonald's pulled out of russia because of ukraine, a homegrown version opens called tasty and that's it. good evening. days after the cost of filling an average family car hit a record £100, ministers have sought an urgent review into whether the government's 5 pence cut in fuel duty, introduced in the spring, is being passed on in full to drivers. as the cost of energy, food and fuel spirals upwards, the competition and markets authority is to examine
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the fuel market for local variations in petrol and diesel prices. it comes at the start of a busy week for the government, with new post—brexit legislation set to dominate the agenda. more on that in a moment, but first here's our political correspondent helen catt. the cost of filling up has been going up, and up. this week, the cost of a full tank for an average family car hit £100. it's horrendous. i don't know how people are going to survive. i rely on my car all the time, and it's a huge cost to everybody. one year ago, i got my car and it's a hybrid, so i was looking forward to saving money. um, i'd say a full tank would bejust over £30, and you can have a look. it's 59.90 today. today, i can announce... in march, the chancellor announced he was cutting the tax the government charges on petrol and diesel, fuel duty, by 5p per litre, but there are concerns the saving hasn't found its way to the forecourts. now ministers have instructed the independent
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regulator to investigate. we've got to make sure it's being passed on and once we get the review of that, then it will be right to look at what more, if we need to, we can do to help people to make sure it's actually getting to where we want to see that support. there are calls for the government to cut fuel duty by more than 5p, as some other european countries have. labour wouldn't confirm if it would do so, but said the review was overdue. naming and shaming, which was their previous policy, was just never going to work. we need to make sure that they've got a functioning energy market. petrol retailers insist the cut is being reflected in prices at the pump. the regulator says it stands ready to take action if it finds competition isn't working properly. but of course, it's notjust petrol and diesel that's costing more. food and energy bills have pushed inflation to its highest level in decades, and business leaders have suggested that households could in effect go into recession this year. consumption, spending that we all make in the high streets and on discretionary goods, that is going to go
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negative already this year. and the only thing really stopping us from having a full—blown recession this year is that at the moment, business investment levels are quite high. he also said the government needed to make big decisions quickly, and warned that the sort of political drama we've seen this week is bad for economics. the government has already spent big on cost of living support. it puts the total at £37 billion. as households continue to feel the squeeze, there's likely to be pressure to do even more. helen catt, bbc news, westminster. the northern ireland secretary says a bill published tomorrow allowing changes to be made to parts of the post—brexit trade deal with the eu will not break international law. the arrangement, known as the northern ireland protocol, allows for extra checks on some goods moving across the irish sea. it's been a source of discontent for unionists, who see it as an internal border within the uk.
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but critics of the move — including nationalist parties and the irish government — say it could breach international law. 0ur ireland correspondent chris page is in belfast. there's a great deal riding on this legislation tomorrow? yes, that's right, reeta. this legislation could potentially have implications for the uk's relationship with the eu, for boris johnson's elation ship with his own party and for the future of devolution here in northern ireland. the devolved assembly remains in the deep freeze more than a month after the election to it. the democratic unionist party is currently blocking the formation of a power—sharing coalition with nationalists. indeed, it is preventing the assembly from meeting at all over it opposition to the northern ireland critical. the dup wants an end to checks on goods arriving here at belfast port, for example, from the rest of the uk. and it says it wants what it calls
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decisive action to remove the irish sea border. so on that basis, i don't think it is very likely that the dup will soften its stance whenever this legislation is published tomorrow, at the very least the dup will want to see how the legislation is worked through. non—unionist parties and the irish government have said this legislation would break the brexit treaty and therefore breach international law, but the northern ireland secretary brandon lewis has today insisted that that is not the case. so while the political discussion and the legal wrangling will continue, there is no end to the stalemate here which has seen northern ireland without a devolved government at a time when so many people are struggling with the rising cost of living.— people are struggling with the rising cost of living. chris page. let's no rising cost of living. chris page. let's go back — rising cost of living. chris page. let's go back to _ rising cost of living. chris page. let's go back to helen - rising cost of living. chris page. let's go back to helen catt - rising cost of living. chris page. let's go back to helen catt in i let's go back to helen catt in westminster. it's notjust the trade deal that looms ahead for the pm this week? no.. this bill in the particle does have the potential to be fairly divisive for the conservatives. some conservatives have already expressed
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concerns about it. in a way, it is quite an interesting choice to kick off a week in which downing street is really keen to move on from conservative in fighting it at that conference called by tory mps just under a week ago. there will be other key parts of the government's agenda in spotlight this week. on tuesday, the first flight taking asylum seekers to rwanda is due to leave. campaigners will be in the court of appeal tomorrow, challenging that once again. these issues may very briefly push the cost of living down the agenda, but that remains the prism through which nearly everything is being viewed here in westminster. likewise, leadership questions move into the background this week, but they won't go away entirely. that's because next week, there are two big tests for the government, two by—elections in very different seats, both of which the conservatives are defending. which the conservatives are defending-— which the conservatives are defendinu. ., ,., a british family say their son has been killed while fighting russian forces
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in the east of ukraine. jordan gatley, who left the british army in march to travel to ukraine, was shot in the city of severodonetsk. 0ur correspondent nick beake is in kyiv for us. what more have the family said? the family have said that the young man covered here after careful consideration and was helping to train ukrainian forces. he told his family that he knew he was carrying out dangerous missions, but believed they were worthwhile. but on friday, they were worthwhile. but on friday, the family was told he had been shot dead on the front line in severodonetsk, a place, of course, of fierce fighting in the donbas region. his family say they are proud and that he will live on in their hearts. tonight, an aide to president zelensky has described him as a true hero. jordan gatley is the second briton known to have been killed in the fighting in this country. in march, the head of the
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uk armed forces said people should not come here, but this clearly is a decision he made and he has now lost his life trying to defend ukraine. thanks very much, nick. the first of the former mcdonald's restaurants in russia has opened in moscow under a new name, which translates as "tasty — and that's it". the us chain pulled out of the country last month following the invasion of ukraine. russia continues to face a whole raft of international sanctions, which have hit its economy hard. 0ur russia editor steve rosenberg has the story. in moscow, the burgers are back. this was mcdonald's. not any more. the us fast food giant has left russia in protest at the invasion of ukraine. and it sold all its restaurants here — more than 800 — to a local company. gone are the golden arches. the logo now is two french fries and a burger.
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the man who was quick to buy the fast food business is siberian tycoon alexander govor. translation: there'll be no more big macs or mcflurries here. - it's a pity, because they were the most popular items, but we told our experts to find replacements that are just as good or even better. the customers we spoke to were lovin�* it. "russians can do fast food just as well", he tells me. "and as for western sanctions and global brands leaving russia, we are very tough people — you can't scare us." when the very first mcdonald's restaurant opened right here 32 years ago, that was a hugely powerful symbol, a symbol of russia embracing western culture, western ideas, western food. what's happening here today with the departure of mcdonald's and its russian replacement, that's a symbol too, but a symbol of how russia and the west are now moving apart.
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over in the kremlin, no burgers, but a hefty serving of patriotism from the president. at an awards ceremony, vladimir putin called on russians to united and to devote themselves to the motherland, but he will know that western sanctions are having an impact. here's one example. russian tv reports that due to sanctions, russian car—makers can't import key components, so the new lada's being made without any airbags or an anti—lock braking system. taxi driver nikita thinks the russian economy is in for a bumpy ride. the prices in roubles, they became ridiculously high, yeah. so, for the taxi business now, it's gone. we don't have new cars. we have to use old ones.
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russians won't relish the prospect of economic pain, but so far, the kremlin shows no sign of changing course. steve rosenberg, bbc news, moscow. this tuesday marks five years since the grenfell tower tragedy. many of the 72 people who died followed the official advice to stay put in their homes — and the government says it's still the safest thing to do. but it faces legal action from disabled residents, who say ministers have abandoned a commitment to give them personal evacuation plans. here's our home affairs correspondent tom symonds. a tower block fire. a major lesson from grenfell. sometimes, staying put is dangerous. so, we're going to put a smoke hood onto you and we're going to escort you out, 0k? so the london fire brigade has beefed up its training in evacuating buildings.
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there are new smoke hoods for residents, a new app to track information. you might think "stay put" would no longer be the policy. but five years after grenfell, the government has reemphasised that when there is a fire, people should stay put in their flats, because the walls of the flats protect them. the question is, because of grenfell, will people want to stay or will they want to go? michael is moving his stuff out of his south london apartment because fire swept across its roof in april. thankfully, he wasn't at home. if i had been in the building, i think i would have tried to get out. he would have ignored the stay put advice. i probably would have seen it on twitter before anything else. there were people across the road sharing videos of quite a big fire on the roof. i think if i had seen that, i would have thought, i'm not going to hang about. and after grenfell, not staying put is the new rule for people in buildings with safety defects. and what if you live with
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a disability, like sarah rennie? her lift is not designed to work in a fire. she has had an expert draw up a personal evacuation plan. we had a fire in february in this building and what it meant was that the fire was on the eighth floor and i got below the fire, to the seventh floor, before the fire service had even arrived. before they had come? before they arrived. that is a huge reduction in the risk and increase in the chance of me getting out and staying alive. it means that i can sleep at night. she was advised to get this special evacuation chair, and the grenfell tower inquiry said every resident with mobility issues should be given a bespoke plan. the government doesn't agree. how much is it reasonable to spend to do this, at the same time as we seek to protect residents and taxpayers from excessive costs? instead, ministers want to improve
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the way information about residents with mobility issues is shared with firefighters, so they can better coordinate rescues. but sarah rennie and another campaigner are planning legal action against the government — a stand—off, five years after grenfell, a fire in which 15 disabled people lost their lives. tom symonds, bbc news. a former elite acrobatic gymnast has become the first to win a civil case against british gymnastics for the abuse she experienced in the sport. but at the same time as telling her the claim would be settled, british gymnastics sent the coach to the world championships. next week sees the publication of the whyte review — the independent review into abuse in the sport. 0ur sports correspondent natalie pirks has spent two years listening to former gymnasts about what they've experienced, and she reports now on the latest athlete to speak out. just made me feel worthless. itjust turned me into a shell of who i used to be.
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eating disorders, the chronic pain. waking up, having nightmares every night. british gymnastics, i feel, - have failed in their duty of care. two years of allegations, two years of waiting for answers. british gymnastics has promised extensive reform is coming, but for some, it's too little, too late. currently, i have one word to describe how i'm feeling — hungry. when i quit gym, i'll look back at this and dieting will always be the worst part of gymnastics. eloise jotischky was 14 when she wrote this in her diary. between the age of ten and 14, she was part of the acrobatics team, training 25 hours a week at heathrow gymnastics club. her coach was andrew griffiths. i was told that i was too big and that i needed to lose weight. on a non—training day i was eating around 827 calories and on a training day, around just over 1,200.
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so, you know, physically i was absolutely exhausted. in 2014, griffiths served a british gymnastics suspension for inappropriate practices, but he appealed and was allowed to return. when he came back, eloise was 12. she weighed around seven stone in this picture, but says griffiths had decided she should weigh around a stone less. every saturday, she says he would weigh her and body—shame her. when it got to thursday or friday, i would just get so stressed, to the point where i would feel sick. i tried to limit how much water i was drinking, i was scared every day to go to training. every day, i'd just wake up and dread it. eloise's story is significant. hers is the first case in a civil claim against british gymnastics where the governing body has admitted full liability for everything that happened to her. but remarkably, when eloise received a letter confirming this in march this year, griffiths went to baku for the world acrobatic championships as a great britain coach.
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it was so unbelievable that ijust kind of thought, what's even the point, to see that he's still being allowed to go out and coach. it was just beyond frustrating. frankly incomprehensible. british gymnastics says it has recently doubled the size of its safeguarding team and that there is no place for abuse of any kind in the sport. it says andrew griffiths cancelled his british gymnastics membership. heathrow gymnastics club says he no longer works for them and says it has more than 1,000 children that participate happily there. we contacted andrew griffiths on several occasions, but he didn't respond. since filming this interview, eloise has finally received the apology she craved from british gymnastics. now she wants change so no other children suffer. i almost feel sorry for myself. i want to go back and take that 14—year—old and, you know, give her a hug. it didn't have to be like that.
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i loved gymnastics when i started it. i had a real passion for it. my coach and the culture within the gym was, it was horrible. broken childhoods, adults left deeply affected. next week's independent review should be british gymnastics' moment of reckoning. natalie pirks, bbc news. with all the sport now, here's chetan pathak at the bbc sport centre. good evening. we start tonight with the sad news that the former wales and british and irish lions captain and fly—half phil bennett has died at the age of 73. bennett helped wales win two five nations grand slams, and also starred in the lions' historic unbeaten tour of south africa in 197a. but after he retired, he said his proudest moment came in a llanelli shirt, beating the all blacks. we beat new zealand 9—3 and they found that hard to accept. phil bennett, who has
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died at the age of 73. in cricket, centuries from 0llie pope and joe root have helped england fight back on day three of the second test at trent bridge. they'll resume their first innings tomorrow on 473—5, trailing new zealand by 80 runs. 0ur sports correspondent joe wilson reports. from the foothills of new zealand's vast first—innings total, how england have claimed. 67 from alex lees. and in a match of dropped catches, consider this one. alex lees. and in a match of dropped catches, considerthis one. it alex lees. and in a match of dropped catches, consider this one. it was tough, but it wasjoe root. 0llie pope was guiding his way to 100. england are backing his talent, giving him responsibility, and this is how you show that you're worth it. soon, pope was playing his full range of shots, making his highest test score. that was a six. joe root was in full flow. there are no safer hands in cricket. well, not many. he got to 100 with a kind of trick
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shot. even his miss hits work. ten years into his england career, this may be the golden era ofjoe root, playing with freedom. a couple of wickets brought ben stokes to the crease and he took freedom to another level into the stands. england was still far from new zealand's school. ben stokes saw the summit, and fell. 4633 balls, it was certainly brave. butjoe root reached his 150 with the kind of elegance that made his captain acknowledge — yeah, that is the very best of batting. joe wilson, bbc news. a late equaliser saved northern ireland from defeat to cyprus in the nations league. they came from 2—0 down to draw 2—2 in belfast. jonny evans scoring in the 93rd minute to level the match. the pressure remains on manager ian baraclough. northern ireland have won just one of their last 1a home games in all competitions. max verstappen�*s extended his formula one world championship lead after winning the azerbaijan grand prix ahead of his team—mate sergio perez. there was frustration for charles leclerc.
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both ferraris failed to finish because of technical problems. mercedes' george russell completed the podium, with lewis hamilton fourth. andy murray's been beaten in the final of the stuttgart 0pen, losing to matteo berrettini in three sets. with wimbledon 15 days away, murray was troubled by injury problems in the third set. but there was better news for dan evans, who's won his second nottingham open title. the british number two beat australia's jordan thompson in straight sets. that's all from me. reeta. many thanks. the queen has become the second longest—reigning monarch in recorded history — overtaking thailand's king phumiphon adunlayadet. her majesty has been on the throne for 70 years and 127 days. 0nly louis xiv of france has ruled for longer. his reign began in 1643 when he was just four years old, and lasted for more than 72 years.
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there's more throughout the evening on the bbc news channel. now on bbc one it's time for the news where you are. goodbye.
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hello. this is bbc news with me, lukwesa burak. former dragons' den star hilary devey has died aged 65, her publicist has confirmed. the businesswoman died in morocco after a long illness on saturday. the tv star was made a cbe in 2013, honouring her career in business and for her charitable work. she founded the company, pall—ex, a multimillion—pound freight
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distribution business, after selling her home and car in the 90s to finance it. theo paphitis was a dragon alongside hilary devey. hejoined me earlier to pay tribute. 0bviously i'm very saddened. but hilary left her mark with everybody she ever met and she will not be forgotten. what sort of mark did she leave on you, then, theo? 0h... when shejoined dragons' den, we had already been filming for quite a few series. so she came into the den as a newbie, but totally commanded her position and presence. she had so much charisma, so much ability. on top of all that, she was a very straight talking northern girl, but she had this amazing generosity of spirit that went with that, so you couldn't help but actually like her.
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generosity of spirit and business. goodness, that is quite a combination, isn't it? you can add to that, not only was she in business, she was a massively successful lady in business in a massively male—dominated world in transport. hm. so what she achieved should never be underestimated. did she ever talk about how she succeeded at that role? 0h, absolutely, constantly. she never let us forget it, bless her! 0h, do share. that's basically, as she often told us, with lots of grit, lots of grind, lots of hard work and not accepting no for an answer. we have been hearing more and more about grit, particularly over the last few years and just coming through the hard times.
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what can you tell us about her health? what was she like living through that? we hear that she had been ill for some time. she was, bless her, and... she treated it in exactly the same way she always treated her life — just would not let anything get in her way. as far as she was concerned, it was just another challenge she had to overcome, which she did and we did a couple of series together, which was difficult for her at times, but nobody would ever, ever know. did she enjoy the tv world? she absolutely fell in love with it. she would've told you if she was here, she never thought she would — she never thought she would have the patience for it. but she was made for tv. she had stage presence, charisma, as i said earlier. the minute she walked into a room, you knew she was there. what was she like? obviously, you are mentoring, working with budding entrepreneurs. what she like as a mentor? in particular, what were her thoughts towards other women coming through?
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because she would have known what they were facing up to. i think she was always... the only time she was ever disappointed is when other business women she would come across would think they would have any preferential treatment. she used to actually make it clear to everybody that you have got to make it for yourself. she always used herself as the prime example and the fact that it can be done. it doesn't matter what industry you are in, doesn't matter who dominates it. if you want to do it, then you just do it. she sounds like a very brave woman. like you said, she was operating in a very male—dominated world. what was she most proud of, theo? i think that's exactly what she was most proud about. 0bviously, her family. but the thing she was most proud of was her achievements because when she started,
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and she literally gambled everything to start that business — she was told by everybody she was wasting her money and there was no way she could succeed. but she wasn't having any of that. theo paphitis speaking about the former dragons' den star hilary devey has died aged 65. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are sienna rodgers, senior writer at the house magazine, and rachel watson, scottish political editor at the scottish sun. tomorrow's front pages, starting with... the mail leads on the rwanda asylum policy calling it the "new rwanda flight farce" as all migrants due on the first
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