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this is bbc news, the headlines at 5.00 — two men have been arrested over the killing of nine—year—old olivia pratt—korbel in liverpool. one of the suspects was detained on suspicion of murder. the conservative leadership favourite, liz truss, pledges "immediate action" on energy bills during her first 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 and hateful and
divisive _ the most vicious and hateful and divisive speech— the most vicious and hateful and divisive speech ever— the most vicious and hateful and divisive speech ever delivered i the most vicious and hateful and divisive speech ever delivered byi the most vicious and hateful and i divisive speech ever delivered by an american _ 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. hello, good afternoon. police investigating the murder of olivia pratt—korbel in liverpool have arrested two men. the nine—year—old was shot in her home in the city last month. detectives are questioning a 34—year—old man on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, and a iii—year old has been arrested for allegedly assisting an offender. laura trant told gave me this update. laura trant gave me this update. two men were arrested this morning on the runcorn area of south—east of
liverpool in relation to the death of nine—year—old olivia pratt—korbel. the force said a 35—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. am—year—old man was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, and he is also in custody. police, though, very keen still for more information if anybody has heard from the public in merseyside. yes, police are appealing for any snippets of information. we are continuing to appealfor snippets of information. we 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 her into their home. a number of people have been related in —— have been arrested in relation to this case but the police said they still need people's help to gather enough evidence to bring justice to olivia and herfamily. they
enough evidence to bring justice to olivia and her family. they are appealing for footage from smart door bells, dash cams, cctv, anything that could help. the tragic murder of olivia pratt—korbel as we capture the hearts of people across the country. yesterday in a derby between liverpool and everton, nine minutes in, because she was nine years old, the whole stadium stood up years old, the whole stadium stood up and give a round of applause in her memory. the frontrunner 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. he said the uk is facing "a genuine emergency" on energy. the winner will be announced tomorrow and 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 fair. 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. joining me now is associate director of thejoseph rowntree foundation, helen barnard. liz truss the frontrunner for the leadership contest so she understands people's needs and help is on the way in the first week if she becomes prime minister, do you welcome that? i she becomes prime minister, do you welcome that?—
welcome that? i think we will definitely welcome _ welcome that? i think we will definitely welcome more - welcome that? i think we will - definitely welcome more support, i think people had a real summer of fear, actually, seen this coming down the lines, and we are already seeing people in trouble, we found backin seeing people in trouble, we found back in may about 7 million people already having to go without some essentials, about 4.5 million already behind with bills. so this is already happening, and we have seen some other signs like domestic abuse charities are already seeing a spike in the work they do, food banks are struggling to cope, so we are, even before this winter, seeing are, even before this winter, seeing a real crisis. so the important thing is we get a package quickly and that it is well targeted and that it ensures the people facing that it ensures the people facing that really intense hardship have the protection that they need. that is one of the _ the protection that they need. that is one of the key _ the protection that they need. that is one of the key thing is, isn't it, how to target this help? not just to give it to everybody, but to give it to those particularly vulnerable families who really are struggling the most desperately, how do you target it? what is the mechanism for doing that? i do you target it? what is the mechanism for doing that? i think we need to look —
mechanism for doing that? i think we need to look at _ mechanism for doing that? i think we need to look at who _ mechanism for doing that? i think we need to look at who is _ need to look at who is struggling most, so if you take some analysis we have just most, so if you take some analysis we havejust done, if most, so if you take some analysis we have just done, if you most, so if you take some analysis we havejust done, if you look we have just done, if you look at the poorest fifth of households, the office and having to spend nearly half of their income after housing costs just on energy bills, but for some groups it is even higher, so for some single low income adults, the energy bills will actually take more than their total income after they have paid their rent. and for groups like single parents, it is going to take about two thirds of their income. so we can understand their income. so we can understand the groups that we need to focus on, and in comparison if you look at middle families, they are facing probably having to spend about a fifth of their income on energy costs, which is historically very high but not as bad as facing those at the bottom. so we know quite a lot about who is struggling most, we have the tools of the social security system which will lend you identify and get my to those people quickly and efficiently, so i think the key will be to use that knowledge and those tools quickly
and to get the right help to the right people in time for winter. and right people in time for winter. and do ou right people in time for winter. and do you think _ right people in time for winter. and do you think that is a better way of doing it than an all—out freeze, which is what the labour party have proposed for six months? there are a number of ways we can do it, the downsides ofjust freezing everything is that it is very expensive, and obviously there will be billions of pounds going to people who will be seeing higher bills but will not necessarily be struggling that much. ﬁn bills but will not necessarily be struggling that much.— bills but will not necessarily be struggling that much. on the other hand, it is something _ struggling that much. on the other hand, it is something we _ struggling that much. on the other hand, it is something we know - struggling that much. on the other. hand, it is something we know there will be people on middle incomes particularly who in normal times are doing fine but may well really struggle to cover these kinds of costs. so as long as those at the bottom are taken care of, there are a number of ways you can do the rest of it. but it is about how much the government wants to spend and particularly how much they are willing to spend to go to people who are essentially going to be ok anyway. are essentially going to be ok an a . . ~' are essentially going to be ok an a . ., ~ , ., , . anyway. helen, thank you very much
indeed. 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 one 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 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 a0 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 will 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'. the project was to work out a method of settling refugees from ukraine, and we came up with the sponsorship
system, and ifeel now, with 120,000 refugees here, i feel the machinery is there for as many more as are needed, and therefore i felt 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's 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're going to settle refugees in this country for years to come. because 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, 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. well, that is now down to 48 hours. so, the system is in place, and we've 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've taken on 120,000 people. to put this in perspective, kindertransport was 10,000, the syrian refugee programme, which i was responsible for, was 20,000 over four years, and we've done 120,000 in about 12 weeks, so, thank you very much to everyone who's been part of it. anybody following the war in ukraine will know that it isn't going to end anytime soon, the invasion was in february, but this war, and it's 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 4,000 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. the headlines on bbc news — two men have been arrested in relation to the murder of nine—year—old olivia pratt—korbel in liverpool, one of the suspects was arrested on suspicion of murder. the winner of the conservative leadership contest is to be announced tomorrow. the foreign secretary, liz truss, is widely expected to win. ukrainian families close to europe's largest nuclear power plant say they're living in fear — despite the arrival of un monitors. sport, and for a full round—up from the bbc sport centre, here's someone.
max verstappen's domination of the 2022 formula 1 world champion ship continued with his tenth victory of the season in his home race, the dutch grand prix. an eventful afternoon, a late safety car saw a flurry of pit stops and lewis hamilton inherited the lead with 12 laps to go, but on faster tires, max verstappen overtook him as soon as the race restarted. the dutchman went on to delight his home fans by taking the chequered flag. george russell finished second, with hamilton believing the mercedes team's decisions for him dropping down to fourth. approaching half—time in the big game of the daily premier league where manchester united are aiming to end arsenal's100% start to the season. and new signing anthony has given them the lead approaching half—time, when zero at old trafford. earlier, lester's richard stop to the season continued, as they lost 5—2 to brighton to the season continued, as they lost 5—2 to brighton to remain rooted to the premier league with just a point to their name. this was a tale of two teams who have started
the season very differently, brighton have found their rhythm early, or less are already feeling the heat. not that you know it early on, only 52 seconds had gone when leicester appeared to answer their critics. . , , . , ., critics. that is the perfect start. but their filters _ critics. that is the perfect start. but their filters have _ critics. that is the perfect start. but their filters have come - critics. that is the perfect start. but their filters have come on l but their filters have come on defence, they were soon on show, their lead lasted just nine minutes. and unless the's net would be bulging again moments later, moises caicedo allows to score, three goals in 15 minutes. plenty of time for more, patson daka soon obliged, 2—2 in a topsy—turvy first half. the second half was barely under way when alexis mac allister did this. euphoria soon became despair, var and referee tony harrington deciding there was an offside. the moment of magic disallowed. but brighton were unperturbed, and soon back in front. and soon they have breathing space, too, alexis mac allister making sure he would be on the scoresheet not
once, but twice. a 5—star performance from brighton, no wonder graham potter is smiling. the premier league is to review its use of var with the rest of his body following a couple of contentious incidents yesterday. a couple of goals yesterday were disallowed. west ham manager david moyes called indecision scandals. it was a birthday to remember for a reading player, he scored twice. they are nowjust a point behind leaders norwich city. cycling
is happening. a dutchman took the win on a brutal day in the mountains. defending champion primoz roglic also gained time, just over 90 seconds back in the general classification. it would not finishing fourth at the weld mountain bike championships, tom pidcock was back written on the road at the tour of britain, finishing fifth on the opening stage from aberdeen to glenshee ski centre. the race finishes on the isle of wight next sunday. it is half—time at old trafford, manchester united lead arsenal 1—0, that is all your sport for now, i will have more at 7.30. 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 simpson, 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 window over my shoulder. this estate is about 20 minutes from the centre of dublin in the south—west suburbs 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. there was a sense of panic here, a fleet of emergency vehicles arrived. that panic turned to a sense of shock and grief is it emerged that three young people have died. two twins aged just eight, a boy and a girl under 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 injury is 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'sjustice minister has issued a statement, sending her sympathy to the family after what she described as an unimaginable crime here. mark simpson reporting. and we havejust had the names of the victims released. they are twins christie and chelsea coralie and their older sister lisa cash. their 14—year—old brother is in hospital with serious injuries. the children's mother, who is in her 40s, was not injured, she has been released from hospital and is being supported by herfamily. a teenager has been stabbed to death and another seriously wounded during a violent disturbance in east london. the met police says it was called
to a report of a fight "involving a large number of people" shortly after midnight. two males were taken to hospital with knife wounds but one, who is believed to be aged 17, was pronounced dead. the second, thought to be 18 years old, remains in a critical condition. an investigation is under way but no arrests had been made. 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 provided emergency first aid though 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. donald trump has accused president biden of weaponising the fbi against him in his first public appearance since agents raided his florida home to recover classified documents. addressing a republican rally in pennsylvania, the former president also rejected
mr biden's claim that he and his supporters are an extremist threat to american democracy. both leaders have been stepping up their rhetoric ahead of november's mid—term elections. wendy urquhart reports. it was like he'd never left office. back amongst his supporters, donald trump was given a hero's welcome at this republican rally in philadelphia. he came out all guns blazing and he kicked off his speech by branding the us president an enemy of america. he is an enemy of the state, you want to know the truth, i the enemy of the state is him, l and the group that control him, which is circling around him, do this, do that, joe, - do this, joe. that dig was in reply to president biden's impassioned speech earlier this week, when he called mr trump a threat to democracy. we must be honest with each other, and with ourselves, too much of what's happening in our country today is not normal.
donald trump and the maga republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic. mr trump also had a few choice words for the fbi and the us justice department over the raid on his florida home, which he called a shocking abuse of power. the fbi and the justice department have become vicious monsters, - controlled by radical left _ scoundrels, lawyers and the media, who tell them what to do, you people right there, i and when to do it. so, does donald trump have his eye on another turn in the white house? or is he just protecting his legacy? wendy urquhart, bbc news.
sir paul mccartney, liam gallagher, queen and other acts took part in a special concert at wembley on saturday night — in memory of the foo fighters' drummer, taylor hawkins, who died earlier this year. his son, shane hawkins, joined the foo fighters on drums for one of the songs they played at the event. mark savage was there. # it's times like these . you learn to live again... it was a night full of emotion. # it's times like these, you give, you get... - applause. foo fighters and their fans saying goodbye to their beloved drummer, taylor hawkins. # it's times like these . you learn to live again... for those of you who knew him i personally, you know that no—one else could make you smile or laugh or dance or sing like he could. -
and for those of you who admired him i from afar, i'm sure you've all felt i the same thing. applause. so, sing and dance and laugh and cry and scream and make some noise i so he can hear us right now! music: we will rock you by queen hawkins' family and friends werejoined on stage by his musical heroes, from ac/dc to queen to paul mccartney. # singing we will, we will rock you! sing it to me! crowd: # we will, we will rock you...
# back in black # i hit the sack # i've been too long # i'm glad to be back # yes, i'm let loose # from the noose # that's kept me hanging about... # when i get to the bottom i go back to the top of the slide # where i stop and i turn and i go for a ride # till i get to the bottom and i see you again... and there were video tributes from those who couldn't be there. taylor's music and his passion will be remembered forever and ever and so should his warmth, his kindness, his generosity with every single person that was ever lucky enough to meet him. and i felt like i was taylor's best friend from the first day - i ever met him. i don't even remember exactly where we met. j
he wasjust popping up and we were just friends automatically. _ and i'm going to miss him, man, he was always so positive, - was always so talkative, - he was always so full of energy. # well, sometimes i go out by myself... above all, this was a family affair. dave grohl�*s daughter violet sang. # and i think of all the things, what you're doing. # and in my head i painta picture... and taylor hawkins' teenage son shane played on the drum. # kudos, my hero # leavin' all the mess # you know my hero... but fittingly, it was dave grohl who had the last word. i hope that you guys felti all the love from all of us and all the performers, - because we felt it from you
for taylor tonight. cheering. mark savage reporting there. now it's time for a look at the weather with nick miller hello. north—east scotland has seen the wettest weather this afternoon, elsewhere fine, warm, some rather humid flu and sunny spells. the next batch of wet weather moving on from the south—west this evening, spilling north—eastwards across us, some heavy and thundery rain and turning quite wintry again particularly in western areas, a warm up to humid night out there. we start the day tomorrow with some rain for part of north—east england, scotland, gradually pour in a way northwards, a little gap with plenty of sunny spells. very warm again, just a few heavy maybe thundery
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