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this is bbc news, i'm chris rogers. the headlines at 8:00... the family of 12—year—old archie battersbee confirm he has died after his life support was withdrawn. can ijust say, i am the proudest mum in the world. such a beautiful little boy. and he fought right until the very end. and i'm so proud to be his mum. conservative leadership contenders set out their approaches to dealing with the economic downturn forecast by the bank of england. the palestinian health ministry says 15 palestinians have been killed in the gaza strip — where the israeli military is targeting members of the palestinian group islamichhad. a bus carrying passengers to a roman catholic pilgrimage
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has crashed in northern croatia — killing 12 polish people and injuring more than 30 others. the effects from a cyber attack on the nhs 111 system could take until next week to resolve — after phone lines and electronic gp referrals were disrupted. world championjake whiteman has to settle for a bronze medal after coming third in the 1500 metres at the commonwealth games. we'll have all the latest from birmingham. good evening. the family of archie battersbee, the 12—year—old boy who's been unconcious since april, has announced that he's died. after a legal battle between his parents and doctors,
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the royal london hospital was given permission to end his treatment today. archie's mother, hollie dance, described him as "a beautiful little boy," adding that she was "the proudest mum in the world". here's simonjones. saying their final farewells, these pictures were released by archie's family in the hours before his life support was withdrawn, following a series of legal battles pitting the family against doctors. archie passed at 12:15 today. can ijust say i am the proudest mum in the world. such a beautiful little boy and he fought right until the very end and i'm so proud to be his mum. the 12—year—old was found unconscious at his home in april. he had suffered catastrophic brain injuries. the doctors treating him said there was no hope of a recovery, but his family maintained he needed more time. barts health nhs trust, which runs the royal london hospital, went to court to ask for treatment to end.
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the case was referred to the high court, the court of appeal, the supreme court and the european court of human rights, butjudge afterjudge agreed with doctors. after careful thought, we refuse permission to appeal. the family eventually had to accept they had exhausted all legal routes. no family should ever have to go through what we have been through, it's barbaric. tributes to archie left outside the hospital today. his family had wanted him moved to a hospice away from what they saw as the noise and chaos of the hospital. that was refused, the trust arguing that archie was in such an unstable condition it was too great a risk. in a statement, barts health nhs trust said its thoughts and condolences were with archie's family and said that treatment had been withdrawn in line with court rulings about his best interests, and it said staff had shown extraordinary compassion
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over months caring for archie and in often distressing circumstances. archie's family have said they are broken. the end of a life played out in the courts and in the public domain. simon jones, bbc news. stephanie nimmo is a trustee of paediatric palliative care charity, together for short lives. she also lost her own daughter, daisy, in 2017 when she was 12—year—old. i asked what it is like for families who have to make such difficult decisions about their children's lives. children's palliative care hospices services are something most of us in the course of our normal lives won't ever have to engage with but the people involved in caring for children at the very last moments of their lives are wonderful.
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they are very much trained to support children and theirfamilies and take on board all the families�* wishes as far as possible while bearing in mind what is medically right for the child to ensure they are supported to have hopefully a dignified and managed death at the very end. it is so tough for everyone involved. we are all human beings. many of the staff are families themselves and are coming in and supporting the families. it is a very, very hard time. for everyone. it seems apparent that you have to fight for what you want for your child. is there that that can be so that parents are able to have more
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say or to have a greater understanding of what is a complex and unique situation? i think fortunately the case is that we see going to court, it is very rare. the majority of cases, conversations happen between clinicians and families and an agreement is reached. i think it is important to bear in mind that in this case, in my own case, you go from one minute living your ordinary life to suddenly being the advocate and the parent of a very sick child. having to navigate a world that is very complex, it felt for me like people were speaking a foreign language. i at least had some time to adjust and understand how the system worked to stop in archie and the case of children where there has been a catastrophic brain injury, this is impossible. things like advocacy are very crucial, sometimes that can be through a chaplaincy service or independent advocacy service. i think it is now time to look
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at how we offer more support through advocacy to help parents navigate. and then where there are disagreements, offering mediation is really vital for getting both parties around the table to discuss and come up with a mediated solution. and then also, most hospitals now have an ethics panel as well which will help advise and guide the clinicians. but there are plenty of ways, and i think it alljust comes down to good communication and supporting parents who are emotionally traumatised, trying to do the right thing for their child and trying to navigate what can very much feel like an alien world when you first enter it. that can sometimes end up in these whole situations where very combative language is used. if we can try and avoid that and support the parents, i think we will hopefully see a lot less of these high profile, so traumatic
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for everyone involved cases. will find out how the story and others are being covered by the papers tomorrow. we will be going through all of the front pages at 10:30pm and 11:30pm in macon. i'm joined byjoe phillips and nigel nelson, who is the political editor of the sunday mirror and sunday people. join us if you can. this is another story that will be definitely in the papers tomorrow. the two conservative party leadership contenders have set out their approaches to dealing with the economic downturn, forecast by the bank of england. liz truss says she'll help people with the cost—of—living crisis by lowering taxes, not giving "hand—outs." but her rival, rishi sunak, warned that the tories could "kiss goodbye" to winning the next election, unless inflation is quickly brought under control. 0ur political correspondent, damian grammaticas, has more. applause thank you. liz truss in the sunshine
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in the west midlands, chasing the votes of tory party members. the looming economic crisis is now weighing on this race. ms truss today said if she was prime minister, she would not be giving more hand—outs to those struggling to pay their bills. she would cut taxes instead. well, what i will do from day one is reduce taxes, so reverse the national insurance rise, and also have a temporary moratorium on the green energy levy, so people are spending less of their money on fuel bills. but what i am about as a conservative is people keeping more of their own money, growing the economy, so we avoid a recession. rishi sunak on the south coast said her tax cuts would amount to less than £200 for many average households, and he would look at doing more. we need to get real about this situation. it is simply wrong to rule out further direct support at this time, as liz truss has done, and what is more, her tax proposals
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are not going to help very significantly people like pensioners or those on low incomes, who are exactly the kind of families who are going to need help. mr sunak�*s message to his party is that inflation is what matters. average annual energy bills could go up another £2000 in the coming months, and it is thought 40% of people are already struggling to pay. ms truss says her approach is about optimism, stimulating the economy, and not talking the country into a recession. damian grammaticas, bbc news. six people have been arrested following an altercation at a holiday park in east sussex in which a man died. the incident happened at parkdean resorts in camber sands, just before 11pm on friday. paramedics attended the scene but the man was pronounced dead shortly after midnight. israeli fighterjets have struck palestinian militant targets in gaza for a second day, with residential areas hit.
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at least 15 palestinians have died, including a five—year—old child and two women. israel says its offensive is targeting the rocket launch sites of the group, islamichhad, which in response has fired more than 200 rockets towards israel. most have been intercepted but air raid sirens have sounded as far away as tel aviv. from jerusalem, yolande knell reports. palestinians scatter as an apartment building is hit in gaza, minutes after a warning call. it is only day two of fighting here, and israel's military says its new operation targeting islamichhad militants could last a week. a commander of the group was killed in an early strike. this woman who lived nearby is afraid and angry. translation: we were safe in our home, we were - thrown out of it by the bombing. we were just sitting there. my son is getting married and we were preparing his bride's new clothes. why didn't they warn us
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that they would bomb? the funeral of the top militant brought huge crowds of mourners onto the streets. islamichhad swore revenge, and afterwards it fired dozens of rockets at israel. many intercepted by its air defence system. but warning sirens still went off in southern towns, sending israelis running to bomb shelters. israeli forces hit back at what they said were missile launch sites in gaza, releasing these pictures. israel carried out a precise counterterror operation against an immediate threat. 0ur fight is not with the people of gaza — islamichhad is an iranian proxy that wants to destroy the state of israel and kill innocent israelis. the exchange of fire continues, with palestinian rocket trails and smoke from israeli air strikes in the gaza sky. and there have been
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new palestinian casualties. so far, hamas, the powerful militant group which governs gaza, haven't been drawn into the fighting. much depends on whether it stays that way. yolande knell, bbc news, jerusalem. in croatia, at least 12 people have been killed and dozens injured after a polish bus veered off a highway. the bus was heading in the direction of the croatian capital zagreb when it crashed near the city of varazdin. it was on its way to a roman catholic shrine in bosnia—herzegovina. 0ur warsaw correspondent adam easton reports. they have them in a serious condition.
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they have them in a serious condition-— they have them in a serious condition. ., ., �*, ., ., , condition. one woman's operation is still ongoing — condition. one woman's operation is still ongoing and _ condition. one woman's operation is still ongoing and will— condition. one woman's operation is still ongoing and will take _ condition. one woman's operation is still ongoing and will take a - condition. one woman's operation is still ongoing and will take a long - still ongoing and will take a long time because she has multiple bodily injuries, and her life is in danger. two of whom are currently in the operating room. the two of whom are currently in the operating room.— two of whom are currently in the operating room. two of whom are currently in the oeratin: room. , , ., operating room. the pilgrims were on their way to — operating room. the pilgrims were on their way to the _ operating room. the pilgrims were on their way to the small _ operating room. the pilgrims were on their way to the small bosnian - operating room. the pilgrims were on their way to the small bosnian town l their way to the small bosnian town of medjagorje, which has been a popular pilgrimage site since local children said they saw a vision of the virgin mary there in the 1980s. many police people are deeply attached to the catholic faith and the chance to make this pilgrimage is a highlight of their lives. from all over the country they make the 1500 kilometrejourney all over the country they make the 1500 kilometre journey overnight on buses like this one. it is not known why this bus crashed. the tragedy has sparked deep anguish and sorrow here, and churches across poland, prayers are being set for the victims and their families. adam easton, bbc news, warsaw.
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the headlines on bbc news... the family of 12—year—old archie battersbee confirm he has died after his life support was withdrawn. conservative leadership contenders set out their approaches to dealing with the economic downturn forecast by the bank of england. the palestinian health ministry says 15 palestinians have been killed in the gaza strip — where the israeli military is targeting members of the palestinian group islamichhad. it's been a bumper day at the commonwealth games. three golds for the home nations so far, there could be more to come. england's nick miller dug deep to take gold in the hammer, wales's gemma frizelle won an historic gold in the rhythmic gymnastics hoop final. but northern ireland broke their commonwealth games medal record as their men's fours won the final in the lawn bowls. nick parrot reports.
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martin adjourn knows how to win at the commonwealth games. he was part of the main spores who claimed the men's title 2a years ago. at victoria park in leamington spa, the northern ireland flag bearer led his team by victoria park in leamington spa, the northern ireland flag bearer led his team by example, victoria park in leamington spa, the northern ireland flag bearer led his team by example, delivering victoria park in leamington spa, the northern ireland flag bearer led his team by example, delivering the winning goal to beat india, to secure his country's second gold of the games. did secure his country's second gold of the game— the games. did not think it would take so long _ the games. did not think it would take so long to _ the games. did not think it would take so long to get _ the games. did not think it would take so long to get another- the games. did not think it would take so long to get another gold l take so long to get another gold medal, but full credit to the boys. i could not ask for a better rink. i am overwhelmed. he i could not ask for a better rink. i am overwhelmed.— am overwhelmed. he has such exoerience. — am overwhelmed. he has such experience, he _ am overwhelmed. he has such experience, he allowed - am overwhelmed. he has such experience, he allowed us - am overwhelmed. he has such experience, he allowed us to l am overwhelmed. he has such i experience, he allowed us to play our best. — experience, he allowed us to play our best, and that is what we did. you two _ our best, and that is what we did. you two are — our best, and that is what we did. you two are not even born when these guys were winning the gold medal in kuala lumpur. i’m guys were winning the gold medal in kuala tumour-— kuala lumpur. i'm not sure he will appreciate — kuala lumpur. i'm not sure he will appreciate that, _ kuala lumpur. i'm not sure he will appreciate that, but _ kuala lumpur. i'm not sure he will appreciate that, but yes, - appreciate that, but yes, unbelievable, speechless. these pair here are legends of the game and it is a pleasure to be a part of it with two legends and my best mate. gemma atherley sale of wales
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becoming the first gymnast in her country to win gold in the rhythmic gymnastics. i country to win gold in the rhythmic gymnastice— country to win gold in the rhythmic . mnastics. ~' ., gymnastics. i knew i was capable of it because many — gymnastics. i knew i was capable of it because many of _ gymnastics. i knew i was capable of it because many of my _ gymnastics. i knew i was capable of it because many of my coaches - gymnastics. i knew i was capable of| it because many of my coaches were telling _ it because many of my coaches were telling me _ it because many of my coaches were telling me so, but i wasjust hoping to scrape _ telling me so, but i wasjust hoping to scrape a — telling me so, but i wasjust hoping to scrape a medal, to be honest, today, _ to scrape a medal, to be honest, today, but— to scrape a medal, to be honest, today, but it was amazing.- today, but it was amazing. some thins today, but it was amazing. some thin . s do today, but it was amazing. some things do not _ today, but it was amazing. some things do not change. _ today, but it was amazing. some things do not change. the - today, but it was amazing. fine things do not change. the hammer was england'sjoint most things do not change. the hammer was england's joint most successful event alongside badminton mixed doubles, with 11 goals, and nick miller retained his title, to make that 12. if that was not a surprise for the sell—out crowd, then this was. being a world champion should make you favourite for your event. in the 1500 metres, scott quin's jake wightman was hoping to add the commonwealth title but, in the end, had to settle for bronze. afterwards he said he was relieved to get a medal after mental fatigue from his recent success at the world championships. the effects from a cyber attack on the uk's nhs111 system could take until next week to resolve. it affected the phone lines
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and electronic referrals to out—of—hours gps. the service helps people get the right advice and treatment when they need it. nhs england said disruption was minimal. ross brewer is a cyber—security expert and commentator, and vice president of attackiq's international operation. i began by asking him whether this kind of attack is common. we are seeing an increasing escalation and this could be a ransom. it could be unfolding. we have seen a17 million ransomware attacks this year, as much as the last five years combined, a massive increase with the geopolitical situation at the moment as well. the defence secretary talks about a modern british army safeguarding us against attacks
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like this has been mentioned, not traditional ground warfare. but he is or what is behind attacks like this? is it some person sat in a bedroom somewhere in the world or some kind of more complex operation? it is people, individuals, sitting in bedrooms, have a go heroes. but also organised crime, government institutions, government entities get into this as well but typically organised crime because there is money, especially in financial services and health care records such as the nhs, those are highly valuable for the information. it is organised criminals making money out of us. this is more of a question for the government and the nhs, maybe you can enlighten us, how was this able to happen when there is such sensitive information on the 111 line? it is happening too often in critical national infrastructure because organisations are spending too much money putting in defensive capabilities but not validating them, testing them, checking the readiness of the people, processes and technology to make sure they can withstand
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and repel such an attack. so in your experience, is enough being done then to safeguard our private information, but also the infrastructure of this country? no. what we see on a daily basis is organisations are not able to actually withstand pretty low—level hacking attempts and we are seeing a great deal of organisations compromised, they are losing personal information, financial information, being taken out of business in terms of infrastructures being brought down. the actors doing this, the techniques they use, they are well known now, but there is not enough being invested in validating that these organisations, the information technologies they have invested in and security technologies are actually correctly configured, prepared in such a way that people can monitor and repel these attacks.
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rogue countries, countries that we are in dispute with, i do not need to name them, it would be in their interest to disrupt british society and how it operates and can continue, but also as you mentioned earlier, they get information, particularly from databases, medical phone lines like this one. what is that information actually then used for? lots of people will be worried this evening, we have been assured not to, but people will be worried about who has the personal private medical details, address, phone number and who knows what else. typically we jump to think about this as a nation state attack. more often than not, it is organised criminals. what they do with that information, you can sell personal information, home addresses, nhs numbers and things like that. leads for cold calling and selling people things? social engineering, call someone, you have the information,
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you went to the doctor on this date. just give us your password for your e—mail so we can fix something for you. a vulnerable person might think this is legitimate. and it leads to a greater problem. the transport secretary grant shapps has vowed that the transport bill, due to come into parliament in the autumn, should include a new offence which would be the cycling equivalent to causing death by dangerous driving. whilst many are in favour of tightening laws around reckless cycling, some campaigners argue that deaths caused by cyclists are a fraction of those caused by motorists. let's talk to tom murray, a former uk professional cyclist and the owner of mint cycling coaching — an organisation which helps new riders to start their cycling journey. it is good to hear that you are
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doing something like that. i am one of those people that up your lycra gear and cycling boots and hops on a bike that can do up to 50 mph, without real cycling experience to cycle a machine like that so you must welcome these laws that make people like us think twice, before taking risks and going too fast. i do, completely. at the end of the day one life lost on the roads is one too many, and anything we can do to make the road safer and make them better for us all to share is something that i would back. certainly the training that i am involved in with my company, we do bring together and use as a lot of different roads into one route, a safe urban driving goes, college, who do try to bring it together and we have a shared accountability so that could be the next level to that
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so it gets a tick in the box for me. a lot of cycling campaigners are saying that there are so few people who have been killed on the road by cyclist, that itjust feels a bit odd that they are being treated the same way as motorists. as you say, one death is one death to many, but is it not going to be the case that there could be an increase in risk? the cost of petrol and fuel is rising, climate change is very much in our conscious at the moment and with more cyclists on the road, is there not a danger? i with more cyclists on the road, is there not a danger?— with more cyclists on the road, is there not a danger? i wouldn't say there not a danger? i wouldn't say there was an _ there not a danger? i wouldn't say there was an increased, _ there not a danger? i wouldn't say there was an increased, the - there not a danger? i wouldn't say there was an increased, the stats | there was an increased, the stats that add up yet, it is a positive thing more people are getting on their bikes. what you will see if you look at the typical city landscape is micro—mobility, not just cycles, but lots of different methods of getting to work and a round for leisure, all fighting for one relatively small piece of road. so there is a danger, we are
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travelling by different modes a lot more, mixing a lot more, and that brings inherent dangers, but still, having that accountability to make sure that we have similar training schemes, make sure people respect the training that each other goes through, and the laws that we all abide by will improve that. i do recognise that we have gone a long period of time where perhaps, this bill hasn't been there but you only have to look at recent cases, since 2016 to argue, is there a reason not to have it there?— to have it there? briefly, you 'ust highlighted — to have it there? briefly, you 'ust highlighted it �* to have it there? briefly, you 'ust highlighted it there, i to have it there? briefly, you 'ust highlighted it there, tom, h to have it there? briefly, youjust highlighted it there, tom, but. to have it there? briefly, you just i highlighted it there, tom, but there are an awful lot of people with different uses and forms of transport on the roads, particularly in cities. is the infrastructure getting there, when it comes to cycle safety, but also protecting motorists from killing cyclists by accident, is it becoming a fairer place for people to get around? i believe it is. we are not there yet,
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i would argue. people go through a learning process. some cities ahead of the rest of the uk in terms of how we manage the new modes of travel and infrastructure that is coming out. it is certainly coming. there is a big part of me that thinks we need to be recognising road users, regardless of being a motorcyclist, cyclist, car loser, we are all using the road, we are all road users, so having a collective set of laws is only going to strengthen that, but there does need to be a bit of an education programme in terms of recognising that we all use the roads and what our responsibilities are. good that we all use the roads and what our responsibilities are.— our responsibilities are. good to talk to you. _ our responsibilities are. good to talk to you, tom _ our responsibilities are. good to talk to you, tom murray, - our responsibilities are. good to talk to you, tom murray, thank| our responsibilities are. good to - talk to you, tom murray, thank you. now these are not words to you expect to find in the same sentence: flash flooding and california's death valley. well it's left hundreds of people stranded and forced the temporary closure of the national park. the flooding was triggered by a torrential shower on friday, which dumped a near record 3.7 centimetres of rain
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at furnace creek. around 60 cars belonging to visitors and staff were buried in debris near the park headquarters. death valley is usually one of the hottest, driest spots on earth. brighton pride has been back on the streets, after being cancelled for the past two years due to covid—19. the singer, christina aguilera, is headlining a concert this evening. paloma faith is the headline act tomorrow. sam harrison reports. a celebration finally back to its brilliant best, but this time it simply meant more. this morning, thousands gathered on hove lawns to send off the long—awaited pride parade. i felt a bit emotional when i first got here because we've had such a long time away from each other. so it felt extra special. this is the first year that it's been back on since covid. it's our first time having family and dogs here, so it's quite an exciting pride for all of us. it's really kind of like
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my first proper pride in general, and honestly it's kind of amazing already. with the parade in full swing, you can feel the excitement here and you can see just what it means to people to be back celebrating this world—famous event. back in 2019, these smiling faces weren't to know what was round the corner, and for those running events today, it's a reminder that this celebration can never be taken for granted. this is still a protest. us being here is a protest. tess you know, today the cameras will pan round and see people of all ages, colours, sexualities, genders, and that is a protest. and there will be somebody who is not here and look at that and go, but i want to be part of that because that's me. those are my people. after a packed day of parades and parties, attention this evening turns to the concert at preston park, and with headline performer christina aguilera in town, it's set to be a night to remember. it's going to be electric! we've been waiting for
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this for three years, for it to come back, for pride to come back, so we are so excited. we can't wait. really looking forward to christina aguilera, aren't we? yeah. and then coming tomorrow as well, so looking forward to paloma. brilliant. _ absolutely brilliant. a big night ahead, then, after a day ofjoy and celebration. pride 2022 is already proving to be a pride to remember. sam harrison, bbc south east today, brighton. now it's time for a look at the weather with darren bett. if you are on holiday in the england and wales will probably be loving the weather. more cloud in scotland and northern ireland, rain to come tonight, patches on the western side of the country, otherwise dry and largely clear, temperatures dipping to eight or nine in rural areas. a breeze still blowing, milder in scotland,
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continues to blow into western parts of the country on sunday. drier, brighter and warmer for eastern areas. some cloud for the far north of england, northern ireland, the rest of england and wales bathed in sunshine, sea breezes developing, in one temperatures rising to 28 in the south east perhaps. a touch warmer than today in scotland and northern ireland. england and wales, heat building, heatwave conditions

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