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the baby son of a heavily pregnant woman who was stabbed to death in south london has died. kelly fauvrelle was attacked in her home in the early hours of saturday morning. we'll have the latest from south london. also this lunchtime: two railway workers have been killed after being hit by a train near port talbot in south wales. a man accused of lying about a high—profile paedophile ring has repeated his claims in court that he was abused at an army base as a child. heartache for england
as the lionesses are knocked out of the world cup but with millions of viewers the tournament is being seen as a turning point for the womens game. and i'm in durham, where it's a big day in the cricket world cup, as england look to reach the semifinals against new zealand. coming up on bbc news, expect plenty of support for british number one kyle edmund, back on court, second round of wimbledon action getting under way. hello, good afternoon, welcome to the bbc news at one. two railway workers have been killed bya train two railway workers have been killed by a train in wales.
british transport police and the rail accident investigation branch have begun investigations into what happened on the line between bridgend and port talbot. sian lloyd is there. explain what we believe has happened in this tragic case. well, the site of this accident is not easily accessible, from the position where iam now, accessible, from the position where i am now, we can accessible, from the position where iam now, we can make accessible, from the position where i am now, we can make out that there isa train i am now, we can make out that there is a train at a standstill, they are, on the tracks. this is the main swa nsea are, on the tracks. this is the main swansea to paddington line, and network rail has confirmed that sadly, two of its workers have been killed. the accident happened just before 10am this morning, and of course the rail line has been closed since then. network rail has issued a statement in which it has said that it a statement in which it has said thatitis a statement in which it has said that it is deeply shocked and distressed by what has happened and its thoughts are with the families affected, they are going to be offered support, as you can expect.
the priority is finding out what happened here, and we know that rail accident investigators are already on the scene, as are members of british transport police. we believe the passengers remain on the train at this stage but there are plans to very shortly, we understand, get them onto buses, so the examination can continue. thank you very much for now. the latest, from near port talbot. germany's defence minister ursula von de leyen, who's been nominated as european commission president, is in strasbourg to meet members of the new european parliament who will vote on her appointment. the parliament has this morning elected the italian socialist david sassoli as its new president. adam fleming is in strasbourg. busy morning for everyone there, bring us up to date. such is the
hunger and the rumour mill, the speculation that she is here already, she has been smuggled in a side door, on her way, not here yet, but we definitely know that she will be meeting some of her allies from the centre—right european people's party, a group of right—wing parties from across europe, in about one hour's time, so we may see her but we may not hear from her. hour's time, so we may see her but we may not hearfrom her. —— hour's time, so we may see her but we may not hear from her. —— we will definitely see her. the next stage in the process of becoming the president is securing a majority of votes from meps here in strasbourg and some are quite critical of her personally and the process by which her name was almost plucked from the air in private by national leaders, rather than the fact she went through a process which she put herself forward explicitly for the job, in terms of otherjobs, lots of names to get used to. charles michelle, pro—minister of belgium,
will be the new president of the european council, that means he will chair the european council, that means he will chairthe summit of european council, that means he will chair the summit of national leaders from the end of the year, taking over from donald tusk. from the end of the year, taking overfrom donald tusk. —— charles michel. the first woman ever to head the european central bank, christine lagarde, currently the boss of the european monetary fund. —— international monetary fund. a new foreign policy chief for the whole eu, a spanish parliamentarian. and meps have elected a former television journalist from meps have elected a former televisionjournalist from italy meps have elected a former television journalist from italy on the centre—left, david is a solid, as their president, that name is slightly misleading in english, he is more like the chairman of the speaker, so, lots of people for us to get to know. —— david sassoli. borisjohnson has boris johnson has been borisjohnson has been accused of turning back the clock in the fight
against so—called sin taxes and obesity. he has said he has promised to look again at levies on sugar, tobacco and alcohol. we have been following all of this at westminster. what is the thinking here, norman smith? borisjohnson says he is not very convinced by the so—called sin taxes and he is not really sure they work, they deter people from eating stuff they should not be eating and he thinks they clobber the poor and he is also, he says, standing up to the so—called nanny state. the trouble is, he is running counter to pretty much the world and his wife on this issue, because we know most of the medical community believe there are —— they are essential in tackling childhood obesity, successive governments have gradually rolled them out. the current government this morning putting out a statement saying, hey, they are working around half of soft drinks have cut the amount of sugar they have got in them. current health secretary, matt hancock, one
of boris johnson's health secretary, matt hancock, one of borisjohnson's key backers in the leadership campaign is poised to produce a green paper proposing, guess what, more sin taxes including possibly a milkshake tax, and it seems borisjohnson possibly a milkshake tax, and it seems boris johnson is possibly a milkshake tax, and it seems borisjohnson is even at odds with himself. . .! when seems borisjohnson is even at odds with himself...! when he was the mayor of london, it seems he was one of the pioneers of the sort of taxes, introducing a tax on soft drinks in the city hall cafeteria. what is going on? an election is going on, is talk of standing up to the nanny state goes down well with tory party members. critics say this is back of a fag packet stuff and they point to other headline grabbing policy announcements they have had, which have all gone a little bit wobbly. we had the proposal to cut taxes for better off people, now that is just an ambition. we had a proposal to increase pay for public sector workers, now that is an ambition. the question is, will this latest
policy also go a little bit wobbly? today we are being told that obesity now causes more cases of four common cancers in the uk, than smoking — according to cancer research uk. the charity says bowel, kidney, ovarian and liver cancer is more likely to be caused by being overweight than by tobacco. more details from our health correspondent sophie hutchinson. obesity affects over one in four adults and one in five children leaving primary school in the uk, today's report by cancer research uk says it is now clear that being obese puts people at greater risk of four types of cancer than smoking. every year, obesity is believed to be responsible for almost 2000 more cases of bowel cancer, than smoking. kidney cancer, 1300 more cases. around 500 more of ovarian cancer,
and 100 more cases of liver cancer. figures show that there is a low level of awareness, in comparison to smoking, where well over 80% of people tell you it is a cause of cancer, when we started the campaign, only 15% of people would mention obesity unprompted. and as we are saying, it is the biggest cause of cancer, after smoking. the latest attempt to warn of the harms of obesity has come under fire, this billboard is meant to look like a cigarette packet, it says, like smoking, obesity puts adults at greater risk of cancer, but some have described it as fat shaming and say it is stigmatising and campaigns like this simply won't work. the government says we must be much more ambitious in halving childhood obesity rates by 2030, it says it has cut sugar from half the drinks on sale. it is finding more opportunities for children to exercise in schools, along with
other initiatives. campaigners say it is just not enough. other initiatives. campaigners say it isjust not enough. one year ago we we re it isjust not enough. one year ago we were really encouraged when the government published a strong felted obesity plan, it had some really good effective measures to help to curb childhood obesity, changing the environment we live in, the 9pm watershed onjunk environment we live in, the 9pm watershed on junk food adverts, restricting things like buy one get one free on biscuits in supermarkets. we have had a lot of talk since then but very little action. ultimately, it is the figures that will prove policies to tackle overweight are working, but at the moment, the reduction in the numbers of people who are obese still seems a long way off. police say the baby of a heavily pregnant woman who was stabbed to death in south london has died. kelly fauvrelle, who was 26 and eight months pregnant, was attacked in her home on saturday night. her baby, named riley by herfamily, was delivered by paramedics at the scene
but died in the early hours of this morning. it comes as the police released footage of a man seen running away from the house that night. sarah campbell is at the scene. sarah is in south london. ambulance crews called here to the family home, in thornton heath, in the early hours of saturday morning. kelly mary fauvrelle was eight months pregnant and had been stabbed, she was not able to be saved but the paramedics were safely able to deliver her son, family names son riley, he was then taken to hospital and after five days there, he sadly died in the early hours of this morning. this was the family home, forensics officers continue to look for any clues to help determine what happened. police have described this as a fast paced and extremely challenging investigation. today, two cctv recordings have been released. the first shows a man walking towards this address on this avenue, the
footage was timed at 3:15am, on the morning that she was killed, and the second brief piece of film shows what police say is the same man on raymead avenue running along the street. and a few minutes after that footage would have been taken, the emergency services were called to the house. in a statement to the met police have said, "we need to identify the man shown in the images urgently, even if only to eliminate him from enquiries. if this issue, it is you contact my team immediately. two men, one aged 37 and another aged 29, were arrested at the weekend on suspicion of murder, both have been released. neither of them have been charged. a man accused of lying about a high—ranking paedophile ring whose allegations sparked a £2 million inquiry has repeated his claim in court
that he was sexually abused by senior army generals at military sites in southern england. carl beech denies 12 counts of perverting the course ofjustice and one of fraud. giving evidence at newcastle crown court, he insisted he was taken as a child to an army property in wiltshire, where he was tied up and had his feet burnt. june kelly was in court. there was a lot of blood. during this trial the court has seen footage of carl beech in police interviews giving details of the childhood abuse he claimed he suffered at the hands of prominent men who formed a paedophile ring. he has alleged that his first abuser was his stepfather, ray beech, an army major who he has accused of raping him in a toilet cubicle as well as sexually assaulting him at the family home. today carl beech went into the witness box to repeat his claims before a jury. among those he has accused is lord bramall, former chief of defence staff. he told the court his stepfather
first took him to see general bramall, as he called him, in an office at an army barracks. the general asked his stepfather to wait outside. carl beech said, "i wasn't in there for very long." "he touched my head, he touched my body. "i had to undress and then dress again." he told the jury on another occasion his stepfather took him to a disused house and waiting for him were lord bramall and other members of the military. he said, "everyone was asked to leave the room by general bramall." "he undressed me and ended up doing what ray — "his stepfather — had done to me." "raping. "i was just left on the floor and general bramall left." he also described being taken to an army training site on salisbury plain where he said he was undressed and tied to a wall with hooks. he alleged he was then stabbed in the foot and hand
and tortured with a cigarette lighter and darts as well as being electrocuted and he said those involved included sir michael hanley, a former head of m15 and lord bramall was also there. carl beech is accused of lying about all of his claims, he denies perverting the course ofjustice and fraud. june kelly, bbc news, at newcastle crown court. more than a0 people have been killed and 130 injured on an air at a refugee detention centre near the libyan capital tripoli. the un has described the attack as a war crime. our middle east correspondent quentin somerville reports from beirut. they came to libya in search of an escape. but were killed before they could flee its shores. more than 100 migrants, mostly africans, were corralled inside the detention centre in east tripoli. they had nowhere to run to when it took a direct hit. dozens were killed, many more injured. they had fled their countries' war, persecution and poverty, with few possessions. in the rubble they looked for any scraps that survived.
people are still under the block, so we don't know what to say. all we know is we want the un to help people out of this place because this place is dangerous. the men and women who died were caught in the crossfire of libya's latest civil war. the government in tripoli is battling the forces of khalifa haftar, a warlord with his own self—styled libyan national army. the rebel forces had earlier threatened an escalation in air strikes but now deny that they were responsible for the bombing of the migrant centre. the un says it's unclear who is to blame but again called on better protection for migrants in libya. we have to see a change now, there has to be an immediate release of all the detainees from the centres
and we have to make sure that no rescued refugee rescued on the mediterranean is taken back to libya. detention centres across the country are overwhelmed. the conditions inside are appalling. this one was filmed in april this year. people smuggling flourished after the fall of gaddafi eight years ago. hundreds of thousands came here in the hope of making it to europe. for migrants, death is familiar. around 500 have drowned this year alone trying to cross the sea. but as the war continues the risk increases and libya offers them little refuge. quentin sommerville, bbc news, beirut. our top story this lunchtime. two railway workers have been killed after being hit by a train near port talbot in south wales. coming up to british players are in second round action in wimbledon as is the
teenage sensation cori gauff. coming up on bbc news. england's attempt to build a big total in their crucial world cup match against new zealand. if they win in durham, they will reach the semifinals of the tournament. more people are downloading it than facebook, instagram or twitter — but if you're not a teenager, you may not have heard of tiktok. it's the fastest growing social media app — but its owners have apologised, after it emerged that users have felt pressurised into sending money to their favourite influencers. tiktok lets people send ‘digital gifts', which can cost nearly £50 — and a bbc investigation found influencers promising to share their phone number with fans in exchange for the gifts. joe tidy has more. tiktok is the fastest growing social media app in the world. it's a viral video machine, hugely popular with teenagers. but there's another side to this
platform that is less well known. i love you guys so much, and you guys are amazing. this is live streaming. when you get 1000 fans or more, you can broadcast straight to your followers. it's an excuse for a lot of people to get closer to their audience, but it's also a place where the creators are asking for money. remember, if you are the next person to click that gift box... some of these animated stickers cost pennies, but the most expensive and most sought after cost users £a9. drama queen! oh, the drama queen! reactions to videos, collaborations and shout outs are routinely up for grabs. if you drop another drama queen i will speak to you on instagram for a week, straight! but some fans feel exploited by the more extreme and persuasive sales techniques being used. thanks so much for the drama queen. if you sell one more, you get my number. we spoke to a 12—year—old girl from the north west of england who didn't want to appear on camera.
you gave a tiktoker £100... she was promised his phone number. but says he has only replied to a few messages and has never answered her calls. sebastien moy did not respond to our request for comment. and she's not the only one who has given big gifts to tiktokers. i think in the end it was about a00 by the time it was all said and done. stephanie barber blames tiktokers for persuading her 11—year—old daughter to rack up the bill over two live streams. adults should know better. and even other teenagers should know better, that you don't ask essentially children for money. i'm going to count to ten and you can send drama queens for a follow or a duet... the neffati brothers from blackburn have 2.5 million followers. their average live stream earns them around £250. a lot of the gifters are 30—year—old women. we don't like it when our gifters are young. we ask them if their parents know about it. but we can't stop them. the chinese company behind tiktok say it's sorry to hear about some of the experiences we documented.
in light of our investigation, a spokesperson said they will further strengthen the platform's policies and features. joe tidy, bbc news. a 16 year old boy from durham has been charged with terrorism offences following an investigation into right—wing extremism. the teenager is due to appear before westminster magistrates tomorrow, and faces several charges including preparing for an act of terrorism and possessing material for terrorist purposes. we cannot name him because of his age. the government has been criticised for unfairly raising families' hopes about access to medicinal cannabis, eight months after approving its use for certain conditions. mps on the health and social care committee say people had expected ready access to prescriptions after the law changed, and accused the government of failing to manage expectations, leaving doctors to face a backlash. it's100 years since the housing act was introduced. its aim, to build
"homes fit for heroes", the soldiers coming back from the first world war and it marked the start of a nationwide system of council housing that lasted for most of the 20th century. danjohnson has been looking at the impact of social housing in sheffield. this is the council house marion and john call home. hello! how are you doing? they've built a life here, and a family, over more than half a century. come on in. thank you. there was a back porch here. in this corner used to be the toilet. these are solid homes with proper facilities that replaced overcrowded victorian slums. i thought i'd moved into a palace. you know. and there was a bathroom, i didn't have to have a tin bath in front of the fire! i could have a bath. the children used to call the neighbours their aunties and uncles. it was easy to get to parks. so it was very nice. we loved it. sheffield is a typical
front line city... homes fit for heroes was the slogan when social housing originally sheltered those returning from the first world war. the terraces of back—to—back houses are being cleared away to create a completely new landscape... vast new neighbourhoods were laid out. sheffield's flower estate, green and leafy, was an early experiment in council house design. largely free of the anti—social behaviour that has dogged some other areas. it's lovely, i wouldn't live anywhere else. i evenjoke that if i won the lottery i would just build an extension. and lifelong residents still value its safety net. a lot of people do, you know, consider council houses a good house, a good home to have, compared to some of the private landlords. you know, they can't afford to buy a house. so there's still a need for them? definitely. so who are these estates supposed to be for, who deserves to live in these homes? should this be a mixed community made up of people
from a variety of backgrounds, or should council houses be reserved just for the most needy, the most vulnerable, people who can't afford anything else? this is the dilemma that's driven social housing policy in different directions. council housing is for anybody. you know, whether you can afford to buy a house, to me anybody should be able to be entitled to a council house. tenants' entitlement to buy their home helped build up long waiting lists for what remains. councils have struggled to build more, leaving over a million people dreaming of the sort of stable home marion and john have enjoyed for 53 years and counting. were you never attempted to move away? no. people did say to us when right to buy came along, you'll get it for next to nowt. no, i'm a council tenant. and i'll stay a council tenant. proud of it. so you're staying?
oh, yes. definitely. for as long as we can. it was heartache for england last night as the lionesses were knocked out of the world cup — but with millions of viewers around the world this tournament has been seen by many as a turning point for the women's game. let's speak to our sports correspondent katie gornall. how is everyone feeling this lunchtime? the england players were of course desperate to have state in the hotel for the final on sunday but instead... i do apologise. talking about the fact that the lionesses have now left after that defeat to the usa last night. we stayed with sport. of course it is still
wimbledon. on day three of wimbledon, fans of british players will be watching heather watson and kyle edmund this afternoon, as they hope to make it through to the third round. also playing today is 15—year—old cori gauff — who beat her hero venus williams on monday. david ornstein is at wimbledon for us. i hope! it has been a great tournament so far, what can we look forward to this afternoon?m tournament so far, what can we look forward to this afternoon? if you thought there had been a lot of focus on cori gauff on monday that is just likely to intensify today when she plays a second round match at around 7pm against magdalena rybarikova. her motto isjust at around 7pm against magdalena rybarikova. her motto is just to wing it and she has done a pretty good job of that so far. her opponent is a former semifinalist here but you would not bet against him to cause another upset. overnight with confirmation andy murray and serena williams will be pairing up in the mixed doubles and
andy murray had been keeping his recovery from hip surgery quite low— key recovery from hip surgery quite low—key but this could turn into one of the stories of the fortnight. they both have good form in singles and doubles and hopefully they can be the perfect match. he is back playing and playing with one of the most famous tennis players in recent history. it is an incredible story. he'sjust so history. it is an incredible story. he's just so happy history. it is an incredible story. he'sjust so happy to be back on court because at one point it looked like it may not happen. so he is pain—free and relaxed and loving being at wimbledon. of the seven british players in the single second—round the first of them, heather watson, is on court. kyle edmund will play pledge on centre court and we will also seek novak djokovic and of course cori gauff. thank you very much. and let's return to france and our sports correspondent katie. and someone
there was so depressed that they pulled the plug on you! bring us up to date with what happens now is up? there is just a to date with what happens now is up? there isjust a huge disappointment when we saw the players leaving the hotel today, their world cup dream has ended. but also in a familiar fashion, the third consecutive major tournament where they have exited at the semifinal stage. stilljust not able to bridge the gap to the top teams like the usa. but it speaks volumes as to the progress of this england side that they came here with ambitions to win and they did when so many new fans along the way as well. 11.7 million people watched their semifinal against the usa and when i put that to baroness sue campbell, director of women's football for the fa, she said it
just shows that women's football has gone mainstream and now to stand the fa to try to capture that added attention and translate that into more women and girls playing football and more interest in the domestic game. there is an interesting development with news that the premier league are in talks about a potential takeover of the women's super league and that will boost the profile of the women's game immeasurably where that to happen. so many positives to take from this journey england have been on butjust a sense of what might have been here today. thank you. and also a must win game for england today if they are to make the semifinals of the cricket world cup. after winning the toss and batting against new zealand they've made a great start. a short time ago they were 32 for a. andy swiss has been watching the action at chester—le—street. for all the optimism for england
fa ns for all the optimism for england fans it would be a big bash it would bea fans it would be a big bash it would be a day to test the nerves for may be a day to test the nerves for may be true to the semifinals if they win but if they lose this game could be the last. you would hardly have guessed that they were under pressure as the england batsmen made a blistering start for the jonny ba i rstow a blistering start for the jonny bairstow set the tone and jason roy quickly followed for the blazer boundaries as england raced past the 100 mark, so far so good. until this. new zealand finally getting the breakthrough they sorely needed. very obvious frustration. that broughtjoe very obvious frustration. that brought joe root to very obvious frustration. that broughtjoe root to the middle with his tantalising touch. proof one—day cricket is not just his tantalising touch. proof one—day cricket is notjust about his tantalising touch. proof one—day cricket is not just about whacking it, his ingenious skills kept the scoreboard ticking over. jonny ba i rstow scoreboard ticking over. jonny bairstow continued to lead the way at the other end which in a row. and superb innings for him sparking