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to £2. but the government says it's acted to protect gamblers from extreme losses and the industry had plenty of warning to prepare. also this evening: an armed officer tells an inquest of the danger he faced when he killed the ringleader of the london bridge attack. it's all to play for, sasteremy hunt, of his race against borisjohnson to lead the tories and the country. how doctors are failing people like tim mason — in pain and givenjust paracetomol — he later died of sepsis. he was begging us to help him, and the doctors and nurses. and 13 years at chelsea as a player — now frank lampard returns — as their new manager. and coming up on bbc news: it's been a good day for the british number one johanna konta, who's booked her place in the third round of wimbledon.
good evening. the betting company william hill is planning to close around 700 stores across the uk after a government decision to reduce the maximum stake on fixed—odds betting terminals from £100 to £2. william hill said this had led to a "significant fall" in revenue — and there are now 4,500 jobs at risk. the union has called the news "devastating." the government, which acted after concerns that players could quickly lose large sums of money, said the gambling industry had had over a year to prepare for the change, including minimising job losses. our business correspondent emma simpson reports now from croydon. here is a borough with more than its fairshare of here is a borough with more than its fair share of bookies. there are 17 william hill shops with a croydon postcode. the success of fixed odds betting terminals is one big reason
why this place has got so many. but 700 outlets across the uk are now set to disappear as new restrictions start to bite. the industry has argued that this will lead to redundancies and shop closures. the government was aware that the industry was arguing this, but they didn't consider those mitigating factors because they haven't talked to the workforce. machines have been called the crack cocaine of gambling, where you can lose a fortune in a flash. there are more than 33,000 terminals in towns and cities across great britain. it is big business, generating £1.5 billion in sales last year. the government cracked down, limiting the maximum stake from £100 to £2 in april, but it made will hundreds of
william hill outlets loss—making overnight. i think william hill said have seen this coming. they have known about the announcement for 14 months, and i feel sorry for the people losing theirjobs, but this is collateral damage from the addiction and carnage that fixed odd betting terminals caused on the high street. bookies have become a real fixture on our high streets. far too many for some people's liking, but these store closures will create another 700 gaps to fill. william hill says it is providing support to colleagues. the closures will likely begin by the end of the year. with betting rapidly shifting online, these terminals were keeping many shops going. the odds are that other baked to look —— other bookmakers will follow suit. emma simpson, bbc news. our business editor simon jack is with me now. was today's news from william hill inevitable? i think that's right. like other retailers
who have retreated from the high street, increasing amounts of business are going online. they have fixed odd betting machine terminals. they were fa ntastically betting machine terminals. they were fantastically profitable, some people say fantastically addictive and damaging. when the government moved it from a £100 maximum stake to £2, they warned us, back in march, william hill saying it could be 900 stores, so we have come up slightly shy of that. it is inevitable also that other bookmakers will follow suit. i am looking particularly at ladbrokes, coral. 4500 is a lot ofjobs, some people will say, others will say there are 2 million at risk of being addicted to gambling in the uk, so this is one high st that not everyone, i think, this is one high st that not everyone, ithink, will lament. simon, thank you. a firearms officer has described to an inquest how he shot dead one of the ringleaders
of the london bridge attacks because he feared the attacker would stab and kill him or detonate an explosive device. 8 people died when 3 men drove a van into pedestrians on london bridge before launching a knife attack in nearby borough market two years ago. daniel sandford reports. 0n the night ofjune the 3rd, 2017, armed officers from city of london police were called to reports of a van that had crashed into pedestrians, and men stabbing people with knives. it was declared as a marauding terrorist attack, which meant their job was to identify, locate, contain and neutralise the threat. as their vehicle arrived in borough market, they saw some fighting. the officer in the passenger seat leapt out. he told the jury, at that point, khuram butt came towards him with a large knife in his hand. the officer, being identified in the inquest as bx46, said, i believe his intention was to use the
nice and stab me, ——was to use the knife and stab me, kill me and get hold of my weapons. i was aware that around his torso he was wearing an improvised explosive device. bx46 told the jury that at that point, he aimed his rifle at the man coming towards him. i moved back quickly, he said, and i moved the fire selector lever to fire and i pulled the trigger. his colleagues, bx44 and bx45, also got out. rachid redouane came towards them, and they both opened fire. then youssef zaghba approached bx 44 stalls. he youssef zaghba approached bx 44 he said: throughout the shooting, the armed response be vehicle was still moving. the man who had been driving, bx 45, told thejury, the handbrake driving, bx 45, told thejury, the ha nd bra ke clearly driving, bx 45, told thejury, the handbrake clearly hadn't been put on in the vehicle was rolling slowly forward. at one point, the wheel ran over my foot. fearing what turned
out to be fake suicide vests, the armed robbers continued to shoot the attackers each time they moved. daniel sanford, bbc news, borough market. a man accused of lying about a vip paedophile ring has told a court he saw a school friend deliberately mown down by a car and killed. carl beech is accused of inventing claims of abuse by a group of powerfulfigures. he denies the charges. the police inquiry into his allegations ended without arrests or charges. june kelly reports. carl beach is now on trial for lying about his abuse claims and has been branded a fa
ntasist. about his abuse claims and has been branded a fantasist. this was him before his arrest in a police interview, claiming he had witnessed a friend called scott being deliberately hit by a car, one of the boys he said was murdered by a be —— the boys he said was murdered by a be——a the boys he said was murdered by a be —— a vip paedophile ring. he has alleged the former tory mp harvey proctor was involved in killing two other boys, stabbing one today. today from the witness box, sometimes in tears, carl beech told thejury sometimes in tears, carl beech told the jury harvey proctor was involved. he told them: a one—time head of m15, sir michael hanley, was alleged to have initiated the killing, with lord brittan, former home secretary, watching as the child was beaten to death. carl beech has always accused —— also accused lord brittan of
raping him. in his police interview, he described having poppies pinned to his bare chest. he told the jury this happened at military sites, including an army training base on salisbury plain. he claimed the former head of the army, lord bramall, was amongst those present at what he called remembrance day parties. carl beech‘s allegations led to an 18 month enquiry by scotla nd led to an 18 month enquiry by scotland yard which cost £2 million and ended with no arrests. he denies fraud and perverting the course of justice by lying about his claims. you will be back in the witness box tomorrow. june kelly, bbc news, at newcastle crown court. iran has summoned the british ambassador in tehran —
after royal marine commandos stormed an iranian oil tanker in the mediterranean. (00v)the vessel was seized as it passed through uk waters off the coast of gibraltar. britain says the ship was carrying two million barrels of oil to syria, in breach of eu sanctions. tehran says the seizure is illegal. under cover of darkness, helicopters put the first marine commandos onto the deck of the supertanker. it is 330 metres long, huge vessel. they went down by rope. 0thers 330 metres long, huge vessel. they went down by rope. others are like in fast boats and took command of the vessel. it all happened without any violence, no shots were fired. i don't think there is any question of the crew being under arrest. it is the crew being under arrest. it is the cargo that the uk and gibraltar authorities are interested in. what makes this very complicated as it looks as if from tracking data that us and uk intelligence services clearly shared that this oil probably came from iran. that is a complication because the us has separate sanctions against iranians
oil. the british wouldn't have enforced those us sanctions, but that's precisely what the iranians are now accusing the uk are doing. it has led to a first—class diplomatic row and britain's ambassador to tehran has been summoned to the foreign ministry. the uk are sticking to the line that this had nothing to do with iran and everything to do with syria. james, thank you. frank lampard spent 13 years playing for chelsea — today he returned to his former club as manager. he said he was eager to prove he could manage the team, and had complete confidence in himself, despite only having a year's managerial experience. he succeeds maurizio sarri, who left stamford bridge last month to take charge of the italian champions juventus. here's andy swiss. he is known by chelsea fans as super frank, but can he succeed as a manager where he did so gloriously as a player? a record 211 goals, 11 major trophies, frank lampard blazed his name into stamford bridge folklore.
so after all that, isn't this his dream job? everyone knows my links to the club. i don't want to call it a dream job. everyone knows how i feel, i don't have to give it a name, give it a title. but i love this club and i want to do my best for this club. and if we can be successful, then you can ask me again when it happens. why the caution? well, lampard is still a managerial beginner, just a single season at derby county. well, for all his success here as a player, this is some challenge for frank lampard, especially as chelsea are currently serving a transfer ban, which means the new manager can't buy any new players. for all that, though, the fans are right behind him. he's going to bring that motivation and the extra desire for the team because he's such a legend. he's got such a status at the club. i don't know if he has enough coaching experience, but i think his playing experience will lend itself very nicely. i hope it works. i really wish him well. chelsea owner roman abramovich is not known for his sentiment. he has been through ten
managers in 15 years, most recently maurizio sarri. the unproven lampard is a gamble. you will be hoping his past glories here can out lead to future ones. andy swiss, bbc news, stamford bridge. are our top story this evening: william hill plans to —— to close 700 stores, putting 4500 jobs at risk. you might coming up, iam 700 stores, putting 4500 jobs at risk. you might coming up, i am at wimbledon on a blockbuster day where three brits are through to round three. coming up on sportsday on bbc news: frank lampard is the new chelsea head coach. after leading derby county to the championship play—off final, he returns to stamford bridge, where he spent 13 years as a player. patients' lives are being put
at risk because of delays in treating them for sepsis. hospitals are meant to put suspected sufferers on an antibiotic drip within an hour — but bbc research shows a quarter of patients in england are waiting longer than that. sepsis is hard to spot & diagnose. it's triggered by infection, and worsens when the immune system goes into overdrive. the uk sepsis trust says every year there are about 250,000 cases across the country, leading to over 50,000 deaths. analysis of 100 nhs trusts in england by the bbc showed that betweenjanuary and march this year 24% of hospital patients did not get treated within an hour. our health editor hugh pym reports. gosh, it's a hollow house without him, isn't it? he was chatty and fun and full of laughter, lived life completely and utterly. tim mason had flu—like symptoms and felt desperately ill, but doctors sent him home from hospital.
hours later, with sepsis taking a grip, he was back and in intensive care, with crash teams battling to save him. he knew how sick he was, and he was begging us to help him, and the doctors and nurses. and we had to promise we would be by his bedside when he woke up, even though we knew that there was every chance, or certainly i knew, there was every chance he would not wake up. tim's death followed a series of errors at the hospital. the trust has apologised to his parents, fiona and gavin, for not doing everything it could to help diagnose the sepsis sooner. many hospitals have brought in new checks for sepsis, which can be triggered by minor infections, including blood tests to look for specific warning signs. sepsis is relatively straightforward to treat. the key thing is spotting it in time, and that isn't always easy.
some hospitals have found it challenging, perhaps because of pressure of work load and rising patient numbers. if there is no red flag, we want to look for an amber flag... the uk sepsis trust has drawn up a check list to boost awareness amongst nhs staff, but its leaders argue that more needs to be done. we need to ensure that resources are applied to this, we need to ensure that the new standards for emergency departments accurately measure what's happening for patients with sepsis, and we need to ensure that the government and the statutory bodies do more to allow doctors to deliver this care at the right time. wales is similar to england for rapid treatment with antibiotics. there is no comparable data for scotland and northern ireland. fiona and gavin visit tim's grave every day. they are working closely with their local hospital on staff training and other initiatives, and that, they say, is some comfort. there's nothing will change for us.
but in his memory, if we can change something, help someone else, i know that he'd be cheering us on, because that's what he would have wanted. certainly. absolutely. that was hugh pym, talking with fiona and gavin mason. the conservative leadership contenderjeremy hunt has said it is all to play for in his race against borisjohnson to be the next prime minister. he admitted his campaign tea m minister. he admitted his campaign team thought it a long shot at the beginning but now believed there is a chance for an upset, likening it to the uk voting for exit and donald trump being voted us president. 0ur political editor laura kuenssberg was on the campaign trail with him. if you were to become the next prime minister, what would be the first thing you would do? the answer,
sort out that complicated thing called brexit, but can you be sure of his success ? brexit, but can you be sure of his success? i was really bad at sport. he confessed he wasn't always a winner. after nearly a decade buttoned up in cabinet, is his political identity really quite that clear? who are you as a politician? do you believe fox hunting should be restored, and wants to limit the time limit on abortions must remark 01’ time limit on abortions must remark orare time limit on abortions must remark 01’ are you a modern time limit on abortions must remark or are you a modern conservative?” ama or are you a modern conservative?” am a modern conservative but like everyone, i take a position on matters of the conscience, they are personal, but they are not relevant to what i want to do for the country and what has been exciting about this campaign is i have had a chance to set out for the first time in my life the things i want to change. even on brexit, you say there is not that much difference between you and borisjohnson but that much difference between you and boris johnson but a that much difference between you and borisjohnson but a few that much difference between you and boris johnson but a few weeks that much difference between you and borisjohnson but a few weeks ago
you said october 31 was an artificial deadline but then you came up with your own deadline of september the 30th so you are giving people different messages. not at all. if there is a deal to be done and it takes a few days longer than 0ctober and it takes a few days longer than october 31 to get it through parliament, i'm not going to rip the whole thing up so that's why i said it isa whole thing up so that's why i said it is a fake debate. if there isn't, i will leave. you are willing to ta ke i will leave. you are willing to take us out with no deal which a lot of people believe would be economic sabotage. i meet foreign ministers from other countries who don't understand why we are making such a meal of leaving and want us to get on with it. this country of all countries, we have to do what people have told us to do. we have the best universities in europe... he is perfectly co mforta ble europe... he is perfectly comfortable chatting on the high street but less so in front of tory
members, who often favour boris johnson's brexit cheerleading. the presentation is good, i think he has a chance of winning but that doesn't persuade me because it is not passionate. i think he's honest and i think he's real. i vote forjeremy andl i think he's real. i vote forjeremy and i would have voted for anyone who was standing against boris johnson. why? he was an appalling foreign minister. it is a big maybe. at the start of the campaign, people thought it was a long shot but now it feels like more of a contest. we had the surprise of donald trump, brexit, we could have the surprise of the conservative party leadership election too. do you really feel that? i do, there is all to play for. jeremy hunt knows some of his support comes for who he is not, but hopes there mightjust be time to prove what he might become. laura
kuenssberg, bbc news, surrey. and laura will be on the road with boris johnson later in the campaign. in the past hour, theresa may has warned that those who care about the future of the united kingdom must ‘act wisely‘ to avoid it breaking up. in one of her last major speeches as prime minister, mrs may told an audience in scotland that keeping the uk together will require creativity from her successor. 0ur scotland editor sarah smith is in stirling. sarah, why is the pm delivering this message now? she has only got a couple of weeks left as prime minister. it is certainly not a coincidence she is doing it here in stirling 24 hours before the two candidates who are vying to succeed her will be a few miles away in perth talking to scottish conservative members tomorrow night. her message to them was that she believes there is a real risk uk could break up and if we leave the eu with no deal, there isa we leave the eu with no deal, there is a risk scotland could leave the
uk. there is polling evidence that suggests if there is a no—deal brexit, majority support for independence could come about in scotland, there could be more than 50% support for that so that's why she is warning the next prime minister will work to strengthen the bonds of the union. in the last three years, while she has been prime minister, there have been some angry rows between the scottish and uk governments and relations between holyrood and westminster are already ata holyrood and westminster are already at a low ebb. nicola sturgeon, the first minister of scotland, said it is theresa may who has been ignoring scotla nd is theresa may who has been ignoring scotland over brexit and scottish independence could well be her legacy. thank you. sarah smith. let's take a look at some of today's other news. tommy robson has denied nearly delaying the trial of a sexual grooming going by broadcasting on facebook live footage
of some of the defendants. he is accused of committing contempt of court, charges he denies. he said he took steps to stay within the law. the hearing continues. the former conservative minister and brexit party mep ann widdecombe has been criticised for comparing the uk's departure from the eu to the emancipation of slaves. she made the comments during her first speech in the european parliament. critics branded the remarks "disgusting" and "offensive". a student paramedic has died after a collision between an ambulance and a car in burton—on—trent in staffordshire. the 31—year—old woman was airlifted to hospital in birmingham yesterday evening but died from her injuries. the police watchdog for england and wales has warned that public safety could be put at risk unless there are urgent and far—reaching reforms to the service. in his annual report, the chief inspector of constabulary, sir tom winsor, said forces were straining under significant pressure, trying to meet demand with weakened resources, and the 43 forces needed to work more closely together and share resources.
at wimbledon, british players johanna konta, harriet dart and dan evans have gone through to the third round. but there was a much sterner test for 20—year—old jay clarke, who faced the eight—time champion roger federer. natalie pirks has been following all the action. good luck, roger! make way for the king. it was standing room only on a bumper day here, with crowds eager anticipating roger in round two. his opponent, britain's jay clarke, didn't quite receive the same fanfare. but once on court, the 20—year—old began to win over the crowds, watched by his family. ranked 169th in the world, he lost the first set to wimbledon's star, but stood toe to toe with his idol in the second. now, that caught federer by surprise! taking it to a tie—break. federer was too strong in the end to win in straight sets, but said young players like clarke mean the future is bright. they are going to take care of business in the future.
i will be watching from the couch and know that tennis is in safe hands. as they battled on court one, johanna konta was front and centre. katerina siniakova knocked out us open champion naomi 0saka at the french open. but konta was simply too strong for her, winning in straight sets to sail through. there was more british success with dan evans, who beat world number 16 nikoloz basilashvili. and what a day for harriet dart. she beat brazilian beatriz haddad maia in three sets to set up a third round showdown with the world number one, ashleigh barty. yes, harriet, it is really happening. but the day is far from overfor them. they are not going anywhere. next up, it's the return of a certain scotsman... andy murray will be out with his metal hip soon for the doubles but the big news is the defending champion angelique kerber is out, she lost in three
sets to lauren davies. serena williams lost the first set to her slovenian opponent and she has literallyjust won that match, watched by the duchess of sussex. it is one set apiece between nick kyrgios and rafael nadal. the pairdo not care nick kyrgios and rafael nadal. the pair do not care for each other. it has been very interesting indeed. nick kyrgios spent the night last night in the local pub and played like it in the first set but he has been swearing and shouting at the umpire, really winding up rafael nadal, especially with an underarm serve, but the crowd and us are simply loving it. time for a look at the weather. here's helen willetts. the weather hasn't disappointed so farand the weather hasn't disappointed so far and hopefully no more than the odd shower before the end of the first week. however it is far more than sunny, we have
cloud and rain which will make its way southwards to the rest of the uk as well. as we go through this evening and overnight it will continue to bring rain to the north and west, but as that cloud filters southwards it should not be as chilly as it was last night. quite cool in parts of wales, 11 and 12s. the weather front is still in the north tomorrow, bringing some rain, the sunshine in the south. strong sunshine and high levels of pollen. those to be aware of if you are lucky enough to be heading to wimbledon. today we see 26, we could see 27, possibly higher than that. some refreshing sea breezes on the coast. 27 is pushing 80 fahrenheit. we may see some late brightness in the far north of scotland. this cold weather front will introduce fresh air under
northerly breeze behind it so the peak of the heat will be across the north during the course of tomorrow. by north during the course of tomorrow. by saturday we have the fresher air coming down from the north but much brighter and drier across northern england. look at this on saturday, whilst we are back down to 22 in the south with the possibility of some showers around the wimbledon area, but should clear, sunday morning just lingering on the south coast. for most, a fine and bright day. sunshine, fair weather cloud, but temperatures will be back down to where they should be for this time of year so the peak is tomorrow. thank you. a reminder of our top story... the bookmaker william hill plans to close 700 stores, putting 4,500 jobs at risk. it follows the government's decision to cut the maximum bet at fixed—odd terminals. that's all from the bbc news at six so it's goodbye from me and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where
hello, you are watching bbc news with me, time for a look at our headlines. the bookmaker william him —— had blames new restrictions on fixed odds betting for its plans to close hundreds of shops. but quick fix a problem gambling had to be tackled. they run some errands that british ambassador about what it calls the illegal seizure of an iranian oil tanker off gibraltar. an armed office entails an inquest of the danger he faced when he killed the danger he faced when he killed the ringleader of the london bridge attack. both contenders for the terry leadership party leadership are told to raise the standards of aduu are told to raise the standards of adult social care if they become britton's next by minister. and back at the bridge, frank lampard one of chelsea's greatest players is named as the club's new