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this is bbc news, the headlines at four... two men have been arrested over the killing of nine—year—old olivia pratt—korbel in liverpool, one of them detained on suspicion of murder. the conservative leadership favourite, liz truss, pledges immediate action on energy bills during herfirst week in office if she becomes prime minister. ukrainian families close to europe's largest nuclear power plant say they're living in fear despite the arrival of un monitors. donald trump calls president biden an enemy of the state at his first rally since the fbi searched his florida resort for sensitive files. the most vicious, hateful and divisive speech ever delivered by an american president.
pope francis has beatified one of his predecessors popejohn paul i in a ceremony at the vatican. police investigating the murder of nine—year—old olivia pratt—korbel in liverpool have arrested two men. olivia pratt—korbel was shot in her own home in the city last month. detectives are questioning a 34—year—old man on suspicion of murder and attempted murder and a 41—year—old has been arrested for allegedly assisting an offender. our correspondent laura trant is with me.
what more are merseyside police saying in their latest statement? the latest development is that two men were arrested this morning in the runcorn area, south—east of liverpool, in relation to the death of nine—year—old olivia pratt—korbel. the police force said a 34—year—old man from liverpool was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. he remains in police custody and is being questioned by detectives. a 41—year—old man from knowsley was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and he is also in custody. assisting an offender and he is also in custod . ., . ., , ~ in custody. police are still keen for more information, - in custody. police are still keen for more information, if- in custody. police are still keen. for more information, if anybody in custody. police are still keen - for more information, if anybody has it, from the public in merseyside? yes, police are appealing for any snippets of information. they are continuing to appealfor snippets of information. they are continuing to appeal for people to come forward anonymously with anything that they might have. the little girl was shot dead and her mother was injured after a gunman chased another man into their home on the 22nd of august. the number of people have been arrested in relation to this case, but police say they still need people's help
together enough evidence to bring justice to olivia and her family. they are appealing for things like cctv, dashcam footage, smart doorbell footage, anything that could hold any key evidence. this tragic murder of olivia pratt—korbel has really captured the hearts of people across the country. yesterday, in the derby between everton and liverpool, nine minutes in, because she was nine years old, the whole stadium stood up and gave a round of applause in her memory. extraordinary moment, laura, thank you very much indeed. the front runner in the contest for the conservative party leadership liz truss says she will act on energy bills within a week if she becomes prime minister. her rival rishi sunak says he cannot rule out blackouts this winter if he becomes pm.
the uk is facing a genuine emergency on energy, he said. the winner will be announced tomorrow and will take office on tuesday. our political correspondent tony bonsignore reports. whoever wins the leadership race and becomes the next prime minister will be walking straight into an economic storm. they face one urgent question before all others, what to do about soaring energy bills? rishi sunak has long promised some financial support for everyone, with more on top for especially the most vulnerable. today, liz truss promised that if she wins, help is on the way. i understand that people are struggling with eye—watering energy bills, and there are predictions of even worse down the track. and i understand that. and i can say, laura, that i will act. if i'm elected as prime minister, i will act immediately on bills and on energy supply. she gave no details, as yet, and promised an announcement this week.
it's an important shift in tone. when wooing tory party members, it was all about tax cuts and deregulation, but now voting has closed, her audience is the whole country. though there was still a message for party members who want to see a more radical approach. to look at everything through the lens of redistribution, i believe is wrong. is it fair that on this decision...? yes. it is fain _ it is fair to give the wealthiest people more money back? it is fair. opposition parties are pushing for a freeze on the energy cap. labour accused the government of failing to grasp the seriousness of the situation. it's extraordinary that we've had a leadership election that has gone on for weeks and weeks, as everyone has been saying, and yet, the two leadership candidates, liz truss we've just heard from, cannot give a specific answer to the one question, frankly, that everybody wants an answer to, which is,
what the heck is going to happen to my bills? of course, there could still be a surprise result tomorrow. today, rishi sunak was still pushing his message, though thoughts are starting to turn to what happens next. if you don't win, what will you do next? well, i'm going to stay as a member of parliament. and i was really delighted... actually, i finished this campaign on friday at home in yorkshire with my own members, which was really lovely, and it's been a great privilege to represent them as their member of parliament for richmond in north yorkshire. i'd love to keep doing that as long as they'll have me. by tomorrow lunchtime, we will finally know who'll be moving into this placejust a day later, and their time in downing street may well be defined by what they decide to announce in the coming days. tony bonsignore, bbc news. with workers across the economy struggling
with the rising cost of living and widespread industrial unrest is likely to increase with disputes over pay and conditions. we're told hundreds of thousands of nurses in england and wales will vote in september on whether to strike. joining me now is the royal collage of nursing directorfor england, patricia marquis. thank you very much indeed for being with us, i think it would be the first time in a century or so, is that right, that nurses would be asked to vote on strike action, do you think they will do so? yes. asked to vote on strike action, do you think they will do so? yes, so, for us at the _ you think they will do so? yes, so, for us at the royal— you think they will do so? yes, so, for us at the royal college - you think they will do so? yes, so, for us at the royal college of- for us at the royal college of nursing, it would be the first time in england, wales and scotland. we did actually take strike action two years ago in northern ireland, but absolutely it has been a century and we have not done it until now. we've been campaigning the last few weeks, talking to our members to get a sense of where they are at, and there is very, very strong support
from our members to take strike action, which is really shocking, unsurprising, for me, as somebody who has worked as a nurse myself for a time, it is a point i never thought i would get to. ﬁnd a time, it is a point i never thought i would get to. and what is our thought i would get to. and what is your message _ thought i would get to. and what is your message to — thought i would get to. and what is your message to whoever - thought i would get to. and what is your message to whoever is - thought i would get to. and what is your message to whoever is the - thought i would get to. and what is | your message to whoever is the new prime minister, we will know that tomorrow, of course, in terms of how nurses in this country should be treated but also more generally perhaps what needs to change in the health service? 50. perhaps what needs to change in the health service?— health service? so, i am pleased that liz truss _ health service? so, i am pleased that liz truss recognises - health service? so, i am pleased that liz truss recognises and - that liz truss recognises and recognised earlier today that the nhs is one of the organisations she really needs to turn her attention to very quickly if she becomes the prime minister. the nhs is in a severe crisis, and the crisis is largely a crisis of understaffing for claire work for. there were 47,000 for claire work for. there were 10,000 vacancies for nurses in the nhs announced last week, the nhs in england alone. so, the priority has got to be dealing with the workforce
crisis, and the fastest things you can do, and the easiest thing, is actually to give nhs workers and nurses particularly a significant pay rise above the one that is being offered. the cost—of—living crisis is affecting our members really significantly among many are telling us how worried they are about being able to pay their bills, and are already visiting food banks, and indeed a number of nhs organisations are opening food banks themselves to try and support their staff. so, the priority is to be dealing with the workforce crisis. just priority is to be dealing with the workforce crisis.— workforce crisis. just remind us what nurses — workforce crisis. just remind us what nurses are _ workforce crisis. just remind us what nurses are being - workforce crisis. just remind us what nurses are being offered l workforce crisis. just remind us| what nurses are being offered at workforce crisis. just remind us - what nurses are being offered at the moment, and when you say a significant rise, what you mean by that? , , ., , q that? so, nurses are being offered, and healthcare _ that? so, nurses are being offered, and healthcare workers, _ that? so, nurses are being offered, and healthcare workers, around - that? so, nurses are being offered, i and healthcare workers, around £1400 pay rise. that is the percentage of that that equates to varies depending on what your pay band is, the higher up the ladder you go, the much lower the percentage is. and our belief, and all of the other
trade unions believe, the pay rise has to be at least at inflation, and from our perspective, we are asking for inflation plus 5%, because nursing pay has fallen behind over the last ten years by a significant amount and we need a restorative pay rise, notjust one that deals with the cost of living crisis but actually makes nursing an attractive profession to attract and retrain the crucial staff, without those staff, there will be no impact made on the waiting lists and improvement to gp waiting times et cetera. just to gp waiting times et cetera. just to be clear. _ to gp waiting times et cetera. just to be clear. is _ to gp waiting times et cetera. just to be clear, is that 15%, is that right, inflation passed us 5%? that is what it currently _ right, inflation passed us 5%? trisgt is what it currently runs at. right, inflation passed us 5%? that is what it currently runs at. i - is what it currently runs at. i mean, people are very supportive of nurses of course, around the country, and treasure nurses, but some people watching might say, that is a very big increase that you are asking for in tough economic times? absolutely, and we recognise that,
but we also know that the public eye with us, we have been polling the public, who are very supportive of nurses receiving a significant increase on what is currently being awarded, but also, supporting nurses going on strike because they know that nurses, while they are doing that, it is notjust for themselves but primarily for the patient when you vote as a nurse to take strike action, it will be voting to increase the pay award to support patients, so that there are enough people to look after the patient, and at the moment, things are not safe, there aren't enough staff, and we are in a desperate position and desperate measures are needed. we hear what you say, but at the same time, what the government have been saying time and time again is, big pay rises are inflationary, the more workers who are paid, given high awards, the more that fuels inflation and you have a cycle of
higher prices?— inflation and you have a cycle of hiuher rices? �* ., higher prices? and the government has one view _ higher prices? and the government has one view in _ higher prices? and the government has one view in economics, - higher prices? and the government has one view in economics, and - higher prices? and the government i has one view in economics, and many other people have a different one. what is fuelling inflation at the time is not wage rises, what is causing problems is people struggling to be able to deal with the increases in the cost of living, which is driven largely by the war, by brexit and by the fuel increases. so, we don't believe that that is the approach that the government needs to take, it needs to take a long, hard look at what the nhs needs to be able to deliver the services that the public of england, scotland, northern ireland and wales need, and in order to do that, it needs staff, in order to keep and attract staff, it needs to pay them attract staff, it needs to pay them a way that enables them to be able to live and makes it an attractive proposition to be in the profession. so, they cannot afford not to do something significant. if they don't, there will be further problems ahead.—
don't, there will be further roblemsahead. . , problems ahead. patricia marquis, thank ou problems ahead. patricia marquis, thank you very _ problems ahead. patricia marquis, thank you very much _ problems ahead. patricia marquis, thank you very much indeed, - problems ahead. patricia marquis, | thank you very much indeed, royal couege thank you very much indeed, royal college of nursing director for england. the first lady of ukraine has urged people in the uk who are worried about rising energy costs to think about the ukrainians who have been killed in the russian invasion. it comes a day after moscow suspended gas supplies to germany through the nord stream 1 pipeline. speaking to the bbc�*s laura kuennsberg, olena zelenska, the wife of president zelensky, said she had sympathy with people in britain but said ukraine was paying a heavier price. translation: the prices are going up . in ukraine as well but, in addition, i our people get killed. so when you start counting pennies on your bank account or in your pocket, we do the same and count our casualties. the un says the last main power line linking
the russian—occupied zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant to the ukrainian grid is out of action and that the plant is now relying on a reserve line. both russia and ukraine accuse each other of shelling the plant with moscow claiming that ukrainian forces launched a failed attempt to storm the power station on friday. families living close to europe's largest nuclear facility say they are living in fear, as our security correspondent frank gardner now reports. sirens wail. under police escort, more than 100 ukrainian civilians make it to safety after enduring six months of fear and insecurity. just on the edge of zaporizhzhia city, we came across this convoy of around 40 vehicles streaming out of russian—held territory to the south. why are they leaving? mostly because of the shelling. some of them say they simply do not want to live under russian occupation. for some, the emotion is overwhelming. they left behind their friends and their livelihoods. but this family told me
they had no choice. "school forced us," said artem. "they started threatening those children who refused to go to a russian school would be sent to a military academy." then there's the nearby nuclear power plant. un monitors are there now, but it could still come under attack, so ukraine is taking precautions. potassium iodide tablets are being handed out to those who live nearby, a partial antidote, in case there's a leak of radiation. anastasia is one of those who's been queueing up for the pills. translation: it's scary at night when you hear the explosions. i we live high up on the eighth floor and we can hear them coming from nikopol and other towns. i'm petrified. i met the mayor of enerhodar, that's the town next to the nuclear plant. he's in constant contact with those who still work there, under russian control. are you confident that the iaea is getting a true picture
of the situation at the power plant? translation: no, i really doubt the picture will be objective. - unfortunately, russia didn't allow access for the international media, so the story is being shaped by the russian occupiers. zaporizhzhia, the nearest city to the nuclear plant, doesn't feel like it's in a war zone. life largely goes on here as normal, but everyone wants this war to end and for the threat of a nuclear accident to be lifted. frank gardner, bbc news, zaporizhzhia, ukraine. the uk's ministerfor ukrainian refugees, lord harrington, has resigned a day before the new prime minister is announced. lord harrington says he was given the job six months ago by borisjohnson as a project.
we came up with the sponsorship system, and now, ifeel the machinery is there for as many more as i needed, and therefore myjob was done and i felt it convenient because there is a new government for them to decide what they want to continue with. but it is my great hope then that with the machinery in place, and i hope it will be kept, and i'm very hopeful of the fact that it will be the way that we are going to settle refugees in this country for years to come. because this scheme — country for years to come. because this scheme was _ country for years to come. because this scheme was criticised - country for years to come. because this scheme was criticised in - country for years to come. because this scheme was criticised in the i this scheme was criticised in the early days, it started i think in march, we had a whistleblower for example in april saying that his colleagues didn't know what they were doing, claims that the scheme had been designed to fail, to limit numbers coming into the uk, but you are saying it has been a success? yes, ifelt are saying it has been a success? yes, i felt that criticism at the time was perfectly valid, not that it was built to fail, but the fact is, it was chaotic, it was taking four weeks or so to get a visa
through, and that is now down to 48 hours, so, the system is in place, and we have a very good civil service team running it and i'm very proud of it, and if i could take the opportunity to thank the british people who have taken on 120,000 people. to put this in perspective, pinder transport was 10,000, the syrian refugee programme, which i was responsible for, was 20,000 over four years, and we have done 120,000 in about 12 weeks, so, thank you very much to everyone who has been part of it. very much to everyone who has been artofit.�* ,, ., ., part of it. anybody following the war in ukraine _ part of it. anybody following the war in ukraine will _ part of it. anybody following the war in ukraine will know- part of it. anybody following the war in ukraine will know that - part of it. anybody following the war in ukraine will know that it i part of it. anybody following the | war in ukraine will know that it is not going to end anytime soon, the invasion was in february, but this war, and it is a war of attrition, could last for years, so how many more people are we thinking we could take into this country from ukraine? well, at the moment, we have about 4000 a week, it would seem, and the system is very much able to take significantly more than that. some people are going back, because
president zelensky has asked for those who live in areas that are less critical from a military point of view to go back. and some people are going back. but other people are coming in, because of the terrible station for certain parts of the country. but we have a machinery to deal with it and i think that is my point in resigning now, ifeel the machinery is in place. point in resigning now, i feelthe machinery is in place.— point in resigning now, i feelthe machinery is in place. time for the sort. good afternoon max verstappen remains on course for a second f1 world title, extending his championship lead to 109 points after winning good afternoon max verstappen remains on course for a second f1 world title, extending his championship lead to 109 points after winning the dutch grand prix for the second year running after a drama—filled race at zandvoort. a late safety car saw a flurry of pitstops and lewis hamilton inherit the lead with 12 laps to go.
but on faster tyres verstappen overtook the briton as soon as the race restarted. the dutchman went on to delight his fans by taking the chequered flag at his home race. george russell finished second with hamilton blaming their mercedes team's decisions for him dropping to fourth. leicester city remain rooted to the bottom of the premier league, losing for the fifth time this season in just six games. they took the lead at brighton but it was level at half time before the home side pulled clear. alexis mac allister had already had a stunning goal ruled out for offside when he scored a penalty and this stunning free kick. the 5—2 win keeps brighton fourth. they're now two points behind arsenal who take their 100% record to old trafford to face manchester united. that one kicks off at half four with the big team news that united's £82 million signing antony going straight into the starting line—up for erik ten hag's side. cristiano ronaldo and caisemiro are on the bench whilst arsenal captain martin odegaard starts. i have seen arsenal, tough opponent, they started really well, as we all know, in the season, you can see there is a team who are longer together, with a coach, bringing his
philosophy in the team, so, this is a good test for us and i am really looking forward to it and we will pick the right xi to start. but as you see it is not only the team, we have a squad. the premier league is to review its use of var with the referee's body following a couple of controversial incidents yesterday. both west ham united and newcastle felt they had valid goals chalked off following the use of the video technology. the league say they will work with the pgmol as a matter of urgency. it was a birthday to remember for lucasjoao as reading continued their excellent start to the new championship season. he scored twice as reading beat stoke city 2—1 and his first was an absolute gift. not a moment stoke goalkeeper jack bonham or defender aden flint will want to see again. the win is reading's fifth of the season already and leaves just a point behind leaders norwich.
francesco bagnaia won motogp's san marino grand prix for his fourth consecutive victory this season. the italian was pushed all the way by compatriot enea bastianini. the final lap was the fastest of the race and when they crossed the line just three hundredths of a second separated them. fabio ouartararo finished fifth, but bagnaia has cut the frenchman's championship lead to 30 points with six races to go. sir mo farah was victorious for the third time in the big half in london this morning as he stepped up preparation for next up preparations for next month's london marathon. in the women's race, eilish mccolgan translated her impressive track form this summer onto the road to win the women's race in a course record time. david weir set a course record to win the men's wheelchair race and eden rainbow—cooper won the women's. the 2022 super league triathlon series got underway in london today but there was no british victory. in the men's race, olympic silver medallist alex yee had to settle for third as new zealand's hayden wilde took the win around the west india quay circuit. georgia taylor brown took home
the bronze in the women's race as well with french teammate cassandra beaugrand winning ahead of taylor spivey. it's the first of five races in the series, with munich hosting the next event next weekend. that's all the sport for now. i'll have more for you in the next hour. a man has been arrested following the deaths of a teenager and two young children in dublin. the 18—year—old woman and her brother and sister aged eight died after an incident at a house in the west of the city. our correspondent mark simson reports from the scene. the house where the three young people died is just behind the house where the three young people died isjust behind me, you can perhaps see the broken upstairs windowjust behind my shoulder. this estate is about 20 minutes from the centre of dublin, in the south—west suburbs of the city. some neighbours told me they were woken up just after midnight by the sound of some screaming. they was a sense of panic here, a fleet of emergency vehicles
arrived, that panic turned to a sense of shock and grief as it emerged that three young people had died. two twins aged eight, a boy and a girl, and their 18—year—old sister. their mother is also in hospital now, her injuries are not believed to be life—threatening. their 14—year—old brother is also in hospital, again, his injuries are not thought to be life—threatening. a man in his 20s has been arrested, he is being questioned as we speak. the republic of ireland's justice minister, helen mcinty, has issued a statement sending her simply to the family, after what she described as an unimaginable crime here. the metropolitan police say a murder investigation has been launched following a shooting in west kensington. a man believed to be in his 30s was found with gunshot wounds
and was given emergency aid but he later died in a london hospital. 960 migrants were brought to kent yesterday by border force and lifeboat crews after they tried to cross the channel in small boats according to latest figures from the ministry of defence. more than 25,000 migrants have made the dangerous journey to the uk across the channel, one of world's busiest shipping lanes, so far this year. food banks in the uk are warning that the cost of living crisis is creating a perfect storm: more people need help but donations are falling, and the organisations themselves face rising energy bills. many are also dealing with the extra challenge of trying to source food which can be eaten by families who can't afford to put the oven on, as megan paterson reports. a charity set up to help families
at christmas working all year round, fighting to meet demand. we expect the charity to grow and we expect demand to increase, but 52% is an awful lot. that's combined with the perfect storm of donations going down so that the gap in the middle is widening between what is needed and what we have actually got to give. boxes distributed by hospitals and charities since energy prices increased, there's been a surge in requests for items that cost less to prepare. the fruit which can be eaten, in the fridge or cooked. anything where you've got a kettle, you've got some noodles there. we've put individual soups in so you can use them with the kettle again. and we've got biscuits there. when it went out as a pilot initially, it was probably about 20 boxes every couple of months. at the minute, we're looking at 280 boxes every month. we're trying our best to make it so that it's edible as it is at room temperature or it's something that you can just use a kettle with, we're trying to make sure you've got something between any support you may have from outside agencies. the charity is fundraising and applying for grants
to try to raise revenue to keep these boxes filled. concern about the winter months stacking up. my worry is that people can't cook a hot meal, that even warming something up is a stress and a worry to a lot of people. we've never had to take into account before that people couldn't heat it up, couldn't cook it. 9,000 families were helped last christmas alone. this year the number is likely to be much higher with what people can afford to cook changing, too. megan paterson, bbc news. pope francis has beatified one of his predecessors at an open air ceremony in the vatican attended by tens of thousands of worshippers. popejohn paul i who led the roman catholic church forjust 33 days in 1978 died of a heart attack aged 65. pope francis described his predecessor who was known in italy as pope luciani as someone who never closed doors. now it's time for a look at the weather with nick miller.
hello. north—east scotland has seen the wettest weather this afternoon, whereas many other places have been fine, some warm rather humid feeling sunny spells out there. the next batch of wet weather is moving in from the south—west this evening and moving north—eastwards, with some heavy and thundery rain and turning quite windy again, particularly in western areas. it is a humid night. starting off tomorrow with some rain in north—east england, and scotland, gradually moving away northwards, and then a little gap with sunny spells, very warm again, with some thundery showers, very hit and miss, another batch of downpours reaching into south—west england and wales in the afternoon, as it turns windy once again, all of that feeding northwards overnight. on tuesday morning you can see it pushing into northern ireland during monday evening. it will not be a washout but there will be further rain or showers around during the week ahead, no doubt welcome in places. windy at times, slowly turning cooler and less humid.
hello, this is bbc news. the headlines... two men have been arrested in relation with the murder of nine—year—old olivia pratt—korbel in liverpool. one of the suspects has been detained on suspicion of murder. the conservative leadership favourite, liz truss, pledges "immediate action" on energy bills during herfirst week in office, if she becomes prime minister. ukrainian families close to europe's largest nuclear power plant say they're living in fear despite the arrival of un monitors. donald trump calls president biden an "enemy of the state" at his first rally since the fbi searched his florida resort for sensitive files. the most vicious, hateful and divisive speech ever delivered by an american president. pope francis has beatified one of his predecessors, popejohn paul i, in a ceremony at the vatican.
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