# and every word i share, he knows # allah knows. # applause the islamic primary school choir singing for the sapphires of the fire and relatives of those —— singing for the survivors of the fire and relatives of those who died. we had prince william and kate middleton here short time ago. we are expecting to hear from a young woman now who is going to give a reading. she was impacted by the fire, she lost a relative. you can
see people finding themselves because it is so hot here. people are trying to shelter from the sun. but people are appreciating the songs and the hymns and the prayers and the readings from the koran. this is a multi—faith service and we heard strong words from a catholic priest earlier, father gerard, and he said grenfell is a symbol of shame for liars and those who deceive and he went on to say that grenfell is also a symbol of love. iam
i am told that a young woman has come up on stage and this is a change to the running order of the service, certainly one that i have in front of me. but let's have a listen to what she has to say. the grenfell tower _ listen to what she has to say. tue: grenfell tower ripped listen to what she has to say. tte: grenfell tower ripped our families lives apart. it claimed the lives of 18 innocent children with their i8 innocent children with their whole lives ahead of them were not given the chance to fulfil their dreams. in 2017, our childhood was stolen from us in the road became very different place. the last five years, we've come together as children and young people to mark the university of grenfell tower in her own way. —— anniversary. collective arts of reflection, remembrance and healing. we have taken part in many activities to reconnect and separate memories and finding ways to remember our families, friends and loved ones. we
have written songs, poems, created pieces of art and perform music. today, as we did on the first anniversary we represent each job he lost. applause. those words read by nila who is now 16 and she escaped the fire with her i6 and she escaped the fire with her two sisters. so, she was 11 and each of the children here are going to release a balloon for the 18 children who were killed in the grenfell tower fire. this children who were killed in the grenfell towerfire. this is such children who were killed in the grenfell tower fire. this is such a
simple gesture but it is so moving. green, the colour that is come to represent grenfell tower perhaps because of hope or rebirth or new life i mean, there are many reasons as to why it's green. the recall of the entrance to grenfell tower was green. but i don't think anyone is really sure but, no matter. it seems fitting. it seems appropriate and when you see a green heart, you know it represents grenfell tower. jeremiah. isaac. after him. lee enough.
were three siblings from at least two families, three siblings and you can see the emotion and some of those who were sitting there watching that, watching children release balloons for children who were killed. i mean, it... it gets you in the heart. aisha is the sister of nila. t you in the heart. aisha is the sister of nila.— you in the heart. aisha is the sister of nila. ., ., sister of nila. i would never forget the smoke. _ sister of nila. i would never forget the smoke, the _ sister of nila. i would never forget the smoke, the sirens, _ sister of nila. i would never forget the smoke, the sirens, how- sister of nila. i would never forget the smoke, the sirens, how scaryl sister of nila. i would never forget i the smoke, the sirens, how scary the fire was and i'll never forget it the fire. i would never forget that i survived. i would never forget my friends and my neighbours who did
not. we cannot change the past, but we can change the future. we will stay strong. we will rise up as a community. we will fight forjustice together. we will always remember our friends and our neighbours. together. we will always remember ourfriends and our neighbours. we will always remember our homes. we cannot change the past, but we can change the future. never forget. that is aisha and she is eight. applauding with huge cheers for aisha with a real strong sentiment, we cannot change the past but we can change the future and she would be accompanied onstage her older sister nila. this is the multi—faith memorial service which is taking
place at the foot of grenfell tower, five years to the day since that fire. now, nila is back. we have honoured _ fire. now, nila is back. we have honoured our— fire. now, nila is back. we have honoured our families _ fire. now, nila is back. we have| honoured our families memories fire. now, nila is back. we have i honoured our families memories in the 18_ honoured our families memories in the 18 infants and children and young — the 18 infants and children and young people who lost their lives that night. we created a sculpture that has _ that night. we created a sculpture that has beenjoined together and displayed. a sculpture is a display of unity— displayed. a sculpture is a display of unity and love for a 72 (to remain— of unity and love for a 72 (to remain forever in our hearts will never_ remain forever in our hearts will never be — remain forever in our hearts will never be forgotten. this is a sculpture that has been made by these children and i could, you can see it the shape of a heart and there are hands holding hands
and there are hands holding hands and that heart is resting against the green foliage behind it. and again, i mean, it gets to you, doesn't it. and i suppose the represents people here who have come together as a community metaphorically, they hold each other�*s hands, don't they. but they have helped each other through this to the point where we are today five years on. i think next we're going to hearfrom the years on. i think next we're going to hear from the soul century gospel
choir who saying, there not going to sing forever in our hearts. this is been written by the grenfell children. #we # we come together. there is old and new life _ # we come together. there is old and new life this — # we come together. there is old and new life. this is to those we remember there new life. this is to those we rememberthere are new life. this is to those we remember there are those angels flee over us _ remember there are those angels flee over us let _ remember there are those angels flee over us. let the roses be free. the green _ over us. let the roses be free. the green hearts—
over us. let the roses be free. the green hearts always in our hearts. so green hearts always in our hearts. 50 let _ green hearts always in our hearts. 50 let us_ green hearts always in our hearts. so let us sing forever in our hearts _ hearts. # - hearts. # forever in our hearts. — # forever in our hearts. # somewhere the rainbows of wrists and its— # somewhere the rainbows of wrists and it's hard — # somewhere the rainbows of wrists and it's hard not to cry. two years in heaven — and it's hard not to cry. two years in heaven will always remember. let's _ in heaven will always remember. let's reminisce together on our homes — let's reminisce together on our homes remember so let us sing out loud _ homes remember so let us sing out loud it's _ loud. it's # - loud. it's # forever and our loud. n-s — # forever and our hearts. # forever in our hearts.
loveis love is like a driving force, there is old _ love is like a driving force, there is old and — love is like a driving force, there is old and new life. there are tamiiies— is old and new life. there are families in— is old and new life. there are families in our community but community becomes family. together we are _ community becomes family. together we are happy. we found what we need. so let _ we are happy. we found what we need. so let us— we are happy. we found what we need. so let us sing _ we are happy. we found what we need. so let us sing together. # forever in our hearts.
names of the 72 men, women and children who lost their lives in the grenfell tower fire. children who lost their lives in the grenfell towerfire. you might have caught the duke and duchess of cambridge in the front row, they arrived here at about a quarter past four. they immediately started to chat to families and i don't know if people knew that they were coming or if this was a surprise visit to join. if this was a surprise visit to 'oin. . ., , , , . if this was a surprise visit to 'oin. _, , , , . . join. our community is vibrant and shines the — join. our community is vibrant and shines the brightest. _ join. our community is vibrant and shines the brightest. comprising l join. our community is vibrant and | shines the brightest. comprising of different faiths, faces and races, north african, south asian, jamaican irish. proud brits, the children of
migrants who arrived seeking a better life taking pride in providing. every family experiences a bit of infighting behind closed doors. but with dignified private through dark nights, always ignited. coming together in a time of crisis. west ten, a site of resistance, rewind to the mangrove nine, rhesus landlords charging high prices. fast forward, the 14th ofjune 2017. 72 lives taken and when it happens, some predicted riots, incitement to violence, stereotyping, but nothing of the type. just a stereo sound of voices speaking truth to power.
solidarity, strength, but never silence. much pain and frustration, five years patiently campaigning for justice. but it is just us. never quiet, acquire into to reacquire it, the names of our neighbours etched on her lips so the road never forgets and, if you listen carefully, you can hear their carefree heavenly steps reverberate through the halls of paradise where forever the rest. life is fleeting and measured in breaths. with every opportunity and brace your loved ones with a tender caress. tell friends and family they are precious, treasure them, yes. remember we are blessed but remind the whole world watching the reason
why we are here is grenfell tower. never forget. why we are here is grenfell tower. never forget-— why we are here is grenfell tower. never forget. tommy evans with the alm 'ust never forget. tommy evans with the palm just us- — never forget. tommy evans with the palmjust us- -- _ never forget. tommy evans with the palmjust us. -- poem. _ never forget. tommy evans with the palmjust us. -- poem. talking - never forget. tommy evans with the | palmjust us. -- poem. talking about palm just us. —— poem. talking about the stereo sound of voices speaking truth to power. and now, we are going to hear the 72 names. stephen. sheila. joe daniels. vincent. gary. debbie. ernie. marjorie. maria.
mehdi elwahabi yasin el wahabi faouzia el wahabi abdulaziz el wahabi choucair forever and our hearts. those of the names of the _ forever and our hearts. those of the names of the 72 _ forever and our hearts. those of the names of the 72 people _ forever and our hearts. those of the names of the 72 people who - forever and our hearts. those of the names of the 72 people who lost - names of the 72 people who lost their lives in the tower, in the
# don't hang around # it's been a long # a long time coming # but i know, a change gonna come # oh, yes it will # then i go to my brother # and i say, brother, help me please sings the century gospel choir. there is singing a company william and kate leave the multi—faith memorial service at the base of grenfell tower. and you can see the duchess of cambridge with her arms
around children, chatting to them as they left. it has been incredibly moving and there have been some really poignant gestures such as the releasing of the green balloons for the 18 children who were killed in the 18 children who were killed in the fire and also some really powerful words from religious leaders. the service will end with families laying flowers and having a moment of reflection and then in half an hour, there will be a silent walk as there have been so many times around this community since the fire five years ago. and the applause for the choir and i will give you back to rita who was in the studio. an emotional day
there in west london. now, and other news, a plane carrying the handful of asylum—seekers is to to fly to rwanda this evening. it's thought seven or eight people could be on board, but several are making a last—ditch legal attempt to halt their removals in court today. the government insists flights are necessary to combat people—trafficking gangs, but church of england leaders described the policy as "immoral". the prime minister told the cabinet this morning that the government would not be deterred or abashed by some of the criticism — but downing street has now said the legal challenges might stop the plane from taking off. this is one flight they hope will not be subject to cancellations or delays. even with unwilling passengers and no matter what the
costis, passengers and no matter what the cost is, the government says it's imperative that the removals go—ahead to discourage dangerous channel crossings. it’s go-ahead to discourage dangerous channel crossings.— channel crossings. it's been extremely _ channel crossings. it's been extremely difficult - channel crossings. it's been extremely difficult to - channel crossings. it's been extremely difficult to find i channel crossings. it's been extremely difficult to find a | channel crossings. it's been - extremely difficult to find a way to do it in a way that is humane it is not reasonable to turn boats around at sea and the english channel and those borders are very dangerous and we have had to work within the scope of common humanity and compassion and it's the right thing to do, but we have to interrupt the business model of the gangs. the number of refugees expected to take their seats is significantly lower than planned after individual legal challenges of whittled passengers down to single figures. they're expecting more challenges throughout the day with lawyers throwing the kitchen sink at trying to keep their clients in the uk. if any asylum—seekers are removed, the government will see it as a major political victory and others will see it as an immoral policy. the archbishops of canterbury have written a letter in the times signed by more than 20 bishops is in the
house of lords. it is supposed to be deported to rwanda have had no chance to appeal to be reunited with families most have had no considerations of their asylum the policy them being sent to rwanda to seek asylum _ the policy them being sent to rwanda to seek asylum is _ the policy them being sent to rwanda to seek asylum is also _ the policy them being sent to rwanda to seek asylum is also been _ to seek asylum is also been unpopular with opposition politicians reportedly prince charles in private. in dover, where they have rescued 18 migrants this morning. and many have landed so far, views are mixed. t morning. and many have landed so far, views are mixed.— far, views are mixed. i think it is a aood far, views are mixed. i think it is a good idea- _ far, views are mixed. i think it is a good idea. there _ far, views are mixed. i think it is a good idea. there are _ far, views are mixed. i think it is a good idea. there are too - far, views are mixed. i think it is a good idea. there are too many far, views are mixed. i think it is- a good idea. there are too many over here. ~ , , . a good idea. there are too many over here. . , , ., , a good idea. there are too many over here. , , . , |f here. why is it rwanda's problem? if there's no way _ here. why is it rwanda's problem? if there's no way out _ here. why is it rwanda's problem? if there's no way out from _ here. why is it rwanda's problem? if there's no way out from rwanda, - here. why is it rwanda's problem? if| there's no way out from rwanda, i've -ot there's no way out from rwanda, i've got a very— there's no way out from rwanda, i've got a very mixed _ there's no way out from rwanda, i've got a very mixed feelings _ there's no way out from rwanda, i've got a very mixed feelings about it. i got a very mixed feelings about it. i
got a very mixed feelings about it. i don't _ got a very mixed feelings about it. i don't know— got a very mixed feelings about it. idon't know if— got a very mixed feelings about it. i don't know if i— got a very mixed feelings about it. i don't know if i would _ got a very mixed feelings about it. i don't know if i would like - got a very mixed feelings about it. i don't know if i would like to - got a very mixed feelings about it. i don't know if i would like to go i i don't know if i would like to go myself. i don't know if i would like to go m self. ., i don't know if i would like to go m self. . ., . , myself. individual removals continued — myself. individual removals continued for _ myself. individual removals continued for the _ myself. individual removals j continued for the applicants myself. individual removals i continued for the applicants in myself. individual removals - continued for the applicants in the real prospect of remaining in the uk for now. for the government, fear if legal challenges are successful, this flight could be going nowhere. let's go to westminster. given the amount of people flown to rwanda tonight, there must be questions about the practicality of this policy, as well as their morality? and the cost as well. now those legal challenges mean that a minimum of four, a handful of people who could be on the fly. there are a few men who have lost their legal
challenges. one of them are 25—year—old iranians kerr told the bbc that he had been abducted and taken by human traffickers on their way to the uk, expected more from the uk, didn't think you are under had a good record on human rights and has been restless and worried about dying. it's highly controversial. as i said, the prime minister will be pressing ahead now and in the future and he was asked about possible legal challenges and deceiving indicated possible changes to human rights legislation to enable it to go ahead. it is certainly the case that the legal fraternity, sorority, sorority, whatever they are — the legal world is very good at picking up on ways of trying to stop the government from upholding what we think is a sensible law. we are trying to make a dissension
between the legal pathways to the uk, which we support. we want people to build to come here and improve their lives. we want people to do it legally and safely. and that's why we have all the safe and legal roots are open to people. but what we want to is show the people that they are breaking the law, they are risking people's lives and it won't work anyway. will it be necessary to change some laws to help us as we go along? it may very well be, and all of these options are of course on the table. that would of course be another and even more controversial move if the government talked about doing that as well and looking at general human rights provisions or legislation. that is obviously something for the future, but for now, what we know is that there are ongoing legal efforts to stop more people being put on this flight. same time, criticism
that this policy may well be ineffective because as we have seen today from the south coast, well over 250 people have been seen being off—loaded from coastguard boats that are picking people up making those crossings. questions about the policy, legality and practicality in the government indicating that this is not talking about flights continuing in the future, people who are not on this flight may well be on one in the future. there will be legal challenges to those who have already been removed to me one day seek to return.— a plane believed to be the one which will carry the first asylum seekers to rwanda is at boscombe down military base ahead of its flight. 0ur correspondent duncan kennedy is there. any intelligence as to whether or
not this play will leave or not? tia not this play will leave or not? no real not this play will leave or not? tin real indications on the plane itself. it has been sat there on the tarmac all day, shimmering in the boiling afternoon heat here. we are able to view it, there hasn't been much movement around it. it appears to be a 767 which can take up to 270 passengers, though nobody is suggesting that number will be filled or needed. we are hearing from london and campaign groups that it may be as few as seven asylum seekers on the plane later. i should tell you, there has been a lot of police activity here at the airbase. may be as many as ten or more police cars have arrived in the last couple of hours. equal numbers of police motorbike outriders, coaches with lights blackened out, transit vans
along with the police vehicles. we don't know, we can't peer inside their vehicles, we don't know if they contain the asylum seekers. it is not quite clear why they have chosen this location either. they could have chose a location closer to london. we are about 70 miles from heathrow. it has got the uk's longest military runway and they may feel that for those kind of reasons, they want to control this exodus of asylum seekers. we heard, just earlier there from the comments from borisjohnson and priti patel today, both very keen to get the first flight under way to set what the home secretary calls a deterrent in motion to try and get that message out that asylum seekers in france and beyond that this will be your fate if you got me. or try to come here. in contrast of that, we've had
the bishops, the archbishops, campaigning groups, possibly even prince charles himself make their views clear over the last three days in the words of the archbishops and the letters today, it is immoral and illegal, so as far as the preparations are concerned, it looks like something is happening here, the is due to take off at ten o'clock tonight. it is not quite clear the number of asylum seekers that will be taken. this clear the number of asylum seekers that will be taken.— that will be taken. as soon as we aet an that will be taken. as soon as we get any more _ that will be taken. as soon as we get any more information, - that will be taken. as soon as we get any more information, i - that will be taken. as soon as we get any more information, i am | that will be taken. as soon as we . get any more information, i am sure we will be back to you. average earnings are falling more in the last decade taking price rises into account. employers are struggling to find staff to meet demand. this is a senior economist
at a resident foundation think tank that focuses on people of lower incomes. good afternoon to you, hannah, this is essentially about the take—home pay is shrinking in real terms because of rising prices? absolutely. in some respect, we painted a picture of quite strong load bear market, high employment, job vacancies and normally we would expect businesses to raise wages to try and retain workers when there are many that manyjob—seekers out there. pay grade vertically healthy, but by no means do they have control. and the other hand, as we all know, the cost of living is continuing to rise and as you said, if we don't take into account bonuses, realwages, is what
if we don't take into account bonuses, real wages, is what people can actually buy with their pay packets are falling at the fastest rate since 1911. we packets are falling at the fastest rate since 1911.— rate since 1911. we have heard repeatedly — rate since 1911. we have heard repeatedly everyday, - rate since 1911. we have heard repeatedly everyday, every i rate since 1911. we have heard i repeatedly everyday, every week for months now people saying their money is not going as far as far as it used to. shopping trips that might have cost £40 in the past now cost £60. this is how people are feeling this. �* , ,., , £60. this is how people are feeling this. �* ,,., , . . £60. this is how people are feeling this. �* , . . , this. absolutely. the data this morninu this. absolutely. the data this morning looks _ this. absolutely. the data this morning looks at _ this. absolutely. the data this morning looks at people i this. absolutely. the data this morning looks at people who l this. absolutely. the data this i morning looks at people who are in work. and there are also obviously people who are not working or can't work or are in a pinch. it is worth saying there is a different picture to different workers. on one hand, people who are receiving the minimum wage have quite healthy pay rise this year compared to other workers — just over 6.5%. that is still not
out casing information. it is important to say. the other contribution, the fastest pay grade higher earners, essentially low and middle earners have gained the most and that goes hand—in—hand with people facing just different rises in the cost of living, people who are already struggling will be struggling more in the face of these price rises, not only because they can't cut back as easily, but because the essentials that we all need and can't cut back on— your food, energy bills, that is exactly where a lot of the price rises are concentrated. and so that's a people on lower and middle incomes, it is a big squeeze. in on lower and middle incomes, it is a big squeeze-— big squeeze. in terms of 'obs and the hiuh big squeeze. in terms of 'obs and the high revert big squeeze. in terms of 'obs and the high level of i big squeeze. in terms of jobs and the high level of vacancies, i big squeeze. in terms of jobs and the high level of vacancies, what| big squeeze. in terms of jobs and i the high level of vacancies, what is the high level of vacancies, what is the cause of this? is it brexit? is it covid? is it people changing jobs
oras it covid? is it people changing jobs or as a combination of all of this? it's really complicated picture, of course. we are seeing since the economy reopened in autumn last year, we have seen really strong demand for workers from businesses. people are recruiting and trying to restart their businesses and we have also seen during the pandemic is a shrinking of the workforce and the number of people who are actually either working or looking for work and to some extent, there is some patch of migration, but there has been a bigger impact on people who are still in the uk, but are not in the right force and have chosen to leave. one big driver of that is older workers, leave. one big driver of that is olderworkers, people leave. one big driver of that is older workers, people who are 50 and over 55 is our retiring early during the pandemic. and another one that we are worried about is the people not working because of health
conditions.— not working because of health conditions. . ~ , ., , . conditions. thank you very much. now, conditions. thank you very much. now. some _ conditions. thank you very much. now, some breaking _ conditions. thank you very much. now, some breaking news- conditions. thank you very much. now, some breaking news to i conditions. thank you very much. | now, some breaking news to bring you. the russian foreign ministry has announced that it is sanctioning 29 ministers of the british media including several bbcjournalists. it said those on the lists including clive mhairi and all the gear and will no longer be able to enter the country or have assets there. they are accused of promoting version phobia in british society. fierce fighting is continuing and east of ukraine as russia pushes its imbalance into the industrial heartland. all three bridges leading into the embattled city place mat,
had they have been destroyed and authorities are saying it is cut off. the russian army says it will establish a humanitarian corridor on wednesday to evacuate civilians trapped in a chemical plant in severodonetsk. taking the city and nearby lysychansk would give moscow control of the entire luhansk region. 0ur correspondentjoe inwood is monitoring events from the capital, kyiv. explosions. how much more of this can severodonetsk take? russian artillery is turning the old industrial city into a wasteland. there have been fears of it being cut off. the destruction of not one, not two but all three bridges linking it to the rest of ukrainian territory make that fear almost a reality. could severodonetsk be heading the same direction as the southern port city of mariupol — once a thriving industrial centre, which has now been utterly destroyed? translation: the price of this battle is very high. _ it's just scary.
we tell our partners on a daily basis that only a sufficient number of modern artillery will ensure our advantage and finally end the russian torture of the ukrainian donbas. and that suffering is notjust being felt on the front lines. this is the town of bakhmut, 30 miles away from severodonetsk but still feeling the full force of russia's artillery. translation: it happened at night. we all went to bed. we are old people, you know? and then, all of a sudden, terrifying. look what happened. there is nothing good happening here and it's not clear how this will end. it's also not clear what military purpose is served by destroying apartment blocks. the russians deny they hit civilian targets but scenes like these have been repeated everywhere they advance.
translation: putin's beasts, when will they be satisfied? i where should i go? where will i sleep at night? and it's not clear if there will be more shelling, if there will be more bangs at night. people are afraid to sleep here. this is an artillery battle and a war of attrition. as russia releases these shots, allegedly showing the destruction of ukrainian military targets including equipment delivered by the west, the ukrainians say these are russian rocket launchers being taken out by us—supplied artillery. who can resupply the fastest may be crucial notjust for the battle of severodonetsk, but the very future of ukraine. joe inwood, bbc news, kyiv. the scottish national party mp, patrick grady, has apologised for a breach of parliament's rules on sexual misconduct.
an independent panel found that he'd made what was described as an "unwanted advance" towards a junior member of staff — and recommended he be suspended for two days. addressing the commons earlier he said he was deeply sorry. mr speaker, iam profoundly sorry for my behaviour and i deeply regret my actions and their consequences. any breach of the behaviour codes and associated policies risks bringing this house into disrepute and will cause distress and upset notjust to the complainant but to the wider parliamentary community. mr speaker, i give you and this house my firm assurance that i have learned significant lessons through this process and a firm undertaking that such behaviour on my part will never happen again. i repeat my apology, without reservation, to the complainant and extend that apology to you, mr speaker, to this house and its staff, to the residents of glasgow north, my constituency staff, local party members, family, friends and anyone else who has been
affected by my behaviour in any way. four serving metropolitan police officers have been told they are being investigated over claims of gross misconduct in strip searching a teenage girl at an east london school while she was on her period. the girl, identified only as child q, was taken into a medical room and searched by two female police officers while her teachers waited outside, in the incident in december 2020. i am joined now by our correspondent celestina 0lulode here in the studio. the police watchdog confirmed to me that this case will be investigated as one is grose miss conduct. what bad she means is instead a bit being looked as misconduct, it has been escalated. if proven, the four
constables investigated could be dismissed. it is important to stress the very job dismissed. it is important to stress the veryjob of the watchdog is to investigate cases like this and present its findings of the metropolitan police as recommendations. one of the important thing to mention is of course a safeguarding review into this case found that racism was likely to have been a factor. that is significant because the mayor of london, siddique khan, back in march, said the io pc need to look at and investigate this case as one of gross misconduct and he wrote to the director, michael lockwood, saint consider the detail in this and allegations of discrimination would normally be considered at the level of gross misconduct. there is and continues to be widespread anger in the community and also around the
country over this case. just over the weekend, there was a conference and people came together to discuss what next they could do to ensure that this doesn't happen again. and earlier today, that this doesn't happen again. and earliertoday, i that this doesn't happen again. and earlier today, i spoke to the mp of hackney. she said that she was glad that the io pc had escalated the investigation, but the community was concerned about how long the investigation was taking. we still have to wait for the report to be finalised. ~ ., , have to wait for the report to be finalised. , ., have to wait for the report to be finalised. , . u, . finalised. many thanks. nicola sturueon finalised. many thanks. nicola sturgeon has _ finalised. many thanks. nicola sturgeon has launched - finalised. many thanks. nicola sturgeon has launched a i finalised. many thanks. nicola sturgeon has launched a freshj sturgeon has launched a fresh referendum campaign. referendum campaign, saying the country today is "even more prepared for independence". the first minister made the speech unveiling the first in a series of new papers setting out the case for change. ms sturgeon says they will be
a "scene setter" which will compare scotland and the uk with other european countries and outline why the scottish government believes the country would be better off independent. we face a fundamental question. do we stay tied to a uk economic model that consigns us to relatively poor economic and social outcomes which are likely to get worse, not better, outside the european union? 0r are likely to get worse, not better, outside the european union? or do we instead lift our eyes with hope and optimism and take inspiration from compatible countries across europe? comparable neighbouring countries with distinct characteristics that in many cases like the abundant of resources that scotland is blessed with, but all of them independent and as we showed today, wealthier and as we showed today, wealthier and fairer than the uk. spain is experiencing
its earliest heatwave in more than four decades— it's braced for temperatures as high as 43 degrees celsius today.some areas have been placed on high alert due to the risk of wildfires. mark lobel has more. as fun as hot temperatures can be for some, many are grappling with how to cope with spain's earliest heatwave in more than 40 years, with temperatures surpassing 40 celsius, or 140 fahrenheit, in parts of central and southern spain. a cloud of hot air from north africa has sent temperatures soaring. with neighbouring france bracing itself for rising temperatures too. translation: we've had many more heatwaves i after the 1980s than before. it is an enormous ratio of one to three, and climatologists tell us, and we can see it... these heatwaves are likely to stretch through the season. whereas decades ago, it happened mainly injuly and august. in spain, tourist hotspots seville and cordoba, are set to remain about 43 celsius,
or 109 fahrenheit in the coming days. in the region of extremadura more than 100 schools have reduced their hours due to the heatwave, so that children can go home at midday. meanwhile, many parts of spain remain on alert for extreme temperatures over the coming days. mark lobel, bbc news. the conflict claimed the lives of 250 personnel.— 250 personnel. they are commemorating - 250 personnel. they are commemorating that i 250 personnel. they are i commemorating that today. 250 personnel. they are _ commemorating that today. scientists are planning to work out the genetic
make—up of all life in the british isles. the project to sequence the genomes of about seventy thousand species could help transform how we understand the natural world. here's our science editor, rebecca morelle. a close—up look at how weird and wonderful the natural world. from a delicate sea creature called a brittle star, to a hermit crab carrying a sea anemone on its back. and these bizarre animals known as mud owls. all of these creatures were scooped up just off the coast of plymouth. so you've got two worms here. this one has almost made these overlapping scales of kind of sandy shell. they're being collected for an ambitious new project, to sequence the genomes of all life in the british isles. today, scientists are focusing on marine worms, known as polychaetes. it's a big task. hundreds and hundreds of species. we've got over 100 now. 120—odd species of polychaetes collected. it seems like a lot but really it's just the beginning. the plan is to sequence the dna of every plant,
animal and fungi in britain and ireland — that's about 70,000 species. and some are surprising. there's a type of microalgae that has 200 billion letters of dna. that's more than 60 times bigger than the human genome. and the scientists plan to do this all by 2030. the dna extraction is being carried out at the wellcome sanger institute. the human genome was sequenced here two decades ago. that took years but now a species can be completed in a few days. when the human genome was sequenced, it changed the way we do human biology for ever. it's really transformed how we see ourselves, how we work with our health and illness. we want to make that possible for all of biology. so we want everybody working on any species, or any group of species anywhere in the world able to have this ultimate foundation.
one genome that is now complete belongs to the badger. in oxfordshire, as dusk falls, a family emerges from their sett. scientists say, having their detailed genetic information is vital. getting the badger genome sequence is really important because we can see how badgers adapt to diseases, how they adapt to their environment, and how they interact with other species in their ecosystem. back onshore in plymouth, the rock pools are full of surprises. but their genetic code could also help us to find nature—inspired medicines or materials. this immense endeavour could change our understanding of the diversity of life. rebecca morrelle, bbc news, plymouth. it's a glorious day outside. 0r it's a glorious day outside. or it was when i last wrote.
it's not an even story across the uk today. very good evening to you. we saw that he building in spain and portugal in the report a while ago and some will tap into that as we go into the end of the week. it is a contrasting story really because scotland and ireland like they have a fair bit of cloud and rain at times, and england and wales have heat and humidity building, peaking on friday, temperatures anywhere from the high 20s to late 30s. we are a good ten or 12 degrees where we would normally be at the stage in june. a recent contrast to the south and east. that helps to draw in the heat to north, drawing cloud into scotland and occasional rain. that is the same tonight. maybe a little bit of drizzle further south, but wales and scotland stay dry,
temperature is back into single figures and maybe not quite as was the some of you last night. we do have that split tomorrow. england and wales have a largely sunny spot to start, cloud digging in scotland and northern ireland. in the west of scotland and increasingly northern ireland, showers will start to become more frequent. 14 to 19 here and we will start to get more widely into the 20s. the east of england, if you are a hay fever sufferer, not a good one, high levels of pollen which is creeping up in scotland and northern ireland also. on thursday is similar to wednesday. probably wetter in northern ireland in the north—western heavy rain into scotland later in the day. most other areas dry, best of the sunshine in england and wales, 20s there. the night will become muggy air, a muggy and humid start friday
and a wetter day for scotland and northern ireland. bit more of a breeze. could fringe into the far north of england later in the day, but the peak of the heat as i mentioned is widely mid to high 20s or low 30s. there could be 30 or 30 degrees down on the south. that is your weather, degrees down on the south. that is yourweather, sophie degrees down on the south. that is your weather, sophie ray workers in the studio next.
at six... the first flight taking asylum seekers to rwanda is due to leave the uk in the next few hours. this is the plane expected to fly them out of a military base in wiltshire, but only handful may be on board. we think it is a sensible partnership we have set with rwanda. yes, it may take a while to get working properly but it doesn't mean we are not going to keep going. today, more than 300 people arrived in dover after they managed to cross the channel illegally in small boats. will the flights to rwanda deter people from attempting the dangerous crossing? also on the programme... scotland's first minister, nicola sturgeon, kicks off a new campaign for another vote on scottish independence.