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this is bbc news, the headlines. kick—off in rome as an compass like a quarterfinal match against ukraine gets under way in at euro 2020. if england wind, they will go through to their first euro semifinals in at 25 years, where they will face denmark on wednesday night. the opportunity�*s there. the confidence is there. and the belief. and, yeah, i think they are looking forward to the challenge. england fans were urged not to travel to the ground because of covid restrictions but fans already in italy have been gathering in rome ahead of the match. supermarket chain, morrisons, accepts a multi—billion pound takeover bid by a us investment group, led by the owner
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of majestic wine. britain's main doctors' union urges the government to keep some measures in place after the 19th ofjuly when all covid restrictions are due to be removed. at least two bodies have been found and around 20 people remain missing injapan after a landslide sent mud cascading down a hillside, smashing into homes and sweeping away cars. she's done it. teenager emma raducanu becomes the youngest british woman to reach round four of wimbledon after beating romanian world number 45 sorana cirstea in straight sets. and the sexism row in ukraine — criticism as women soldiers parade in high—heeled shoes.
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good evening. england's quarterfinal euro 2020 clash with ukraine is underway, with england hoping to reach their first semifinal in the men's european championship for 25 years. having knocked out germany at wembley earlier this week, the players are in rome for tonight's match. england fans were urged not to travel to the ground because of covid restrictions. as you can see, the game has kicked off at the stadio 0limpico in italy — let's take a look.
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i think he try to call on it, didn't he? i think he mentioned he heard the italians had come out in support of him, down to his time playing in italy, smart move. the talk about the crowd was that it would be quite a bit in favour of ukraine but it doesn't feel that way. if you'd like to watch the game live, it's on bbc one this evening. we'll be bringing you updates throughout the game. if throughout the game. you are not a football fan or just if you are not a football fan or you just want a break from the tension of the match, you are very welcome to join us of the match, you are very welcome tojoin us here at bbc of the match, you are very welcome to join us here at bbc news. the supermarket morrisons has agreed a takeover deal worth £6.3 billion. the bid is from a new company backed by three private investment groups, including the american owner of majestic wine. last month the chain rejected an offer of £5.5 billion from a different firm, saying it significantly undervalued the business.
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our business correspondent katy austin has more. morrisons has nearly 500 stores and employs about 110,000 staff in the uk. the takeover offer that has been agreed is led by the us private equity group fortress. its bid is higher than one by a different firm which morrisons rejected last month. 0ne stockbroker told me the supermarket is seen as an attractive prospect right now. the main issue is i think they will feel the price is too low and there is value to be had. the company is profitable it's got very limited debt, it has got a good, popular business, it's got a good business model and the shares have done very little for the last five years, so i think they will genuinely think they are getting a bargain. morrisons owns most of its stores. would fortress perhaps look to sell some and lease them back? well, fortress has said it doesn't anticipate doing that it. it's made a series of other commitments on staff, payment and
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suppliers. it's understood this and other commitments, for example on pay, were significant factors in the supermarket�*s board recommending the offer. fortresses is really going out of its way to emphasise a different approach from private equity, a long—term backing for the existing strategy to reassure the market and to reassure customers and colleagues that basically this doesn't mean a lot of change. it really doesn't. morrisons shareholders will eventually have the final say on the takeover bid. the competitive grocery sector is changing. the pandemic sped up the shift to online shopping and delivery. some investors clearly feel there are potentially lucrative opportunities to be had. katy austin, bbc news. england are off to the best possible start against ukraine in rome because in the third minute, england have scored, harry kane, captain harry kane with the goal. and i
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think we can show you the action, absolutely. so, lots of talk about ukraine being the underdogs in this match but gareth southgate equally trying to keep a very level—headed squad going into this game, he said the opportunity there way through to the opportunity there way through to the semis, but absolutely getting his team to not get too carried away and focus on the game in hand. so, harry kane, the school, scored one of the goals against germany in wembley earlier this week as well. harry kane, another goal for the england captain in the third minute of this quarterfinal against ukraine. and we can bring you the goal, yes, i'vejust been told ukraine. and we can bring you the goal, yes, i've just been told we can show you the goal.— goal, yes, i've just been told we can show you the goal. through two can show you the goal. through two can now and — can show you the goal. through two can now and harry _ can show you the goal. through two can now and harry kane _ can show you the goal. through two can now and harry kane has- can show you the goal. through two can now and harry kane has found l can show you the goal. through two l can now and harry kane has found the net. well, that didn't take long.
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so, england's two goal—scorers against germany involved in that as well, sterling with a pass to kane, captain harry kane scoring that goal in the third minute of action, so a really, really strong start for the england team. a long way to go but they will be very pleased with that, no doubt. at least two people are reported to have died and another 20 or more are missing after a huge mudslide swept through a hillside resort in centraljapan. there'd been heavy rainfall in the area in the last few days and flood and landslide warnings were in effect. the japanese army has been called in to help with the search and rescue operation. the city is southwest of tokyo in shizu—oka prefecture — where mud cascaded down a hillside, smashing into buildings and washing away cars. sodaba hadaire reports.
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this is the aftermath of the mudslide in the city of atami. knocking down and crushing homes and sweeping away cars. officials say the mudslide struck at 10:30am local time, leaving thousands of houses without power. atami is known for its hot springs and holiday resorts. it is in the same region as the famous mount fuji, which usually attracts over a million visitors every year, but there are fear tourism already affected by the coronavirus pandemic could be further impacted. atami is a favourite place not even for people from shizuoka but people from tokyo and kanagawa and chiba, in the tokyo area. so basically, it is going to give out a lot of negative connotation and fear which means that psychological negativity will bear possibly a further hit
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on the already burdened tourist industry in the eastern part of shizuoka which is in atami. the region has seen heavy rains and flooding since friday. japan's prime minister is putting together an emergency task force while rescue workers on the ground are still searching for the missing. residents in parts of three prefectures, shizuoka, kanagawa and chiba, have been ordered to evacuate following warnings of further flooding in low—lying areas. japan is prone to mudslides and flooding during its annual rainy season, but the heavy rainfall is getting more intense and destructive each year which has been linked to climate change. dozens of people were killed in flooding in july last year, with more than 200 dying in 2018 when parts of western japan were inundated by bad weather.
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sodaba hadaire, bbc news. doctors are calling on the government to keep some coronavirus measures in place in england after the 19th ofjuly, when the final stage of lifting restrictions is due to happen. the british medical association says face coverings and improved ventilation should continue. the prime minister has said he hopes the country will be able to return to something close to pre—pandemic life later this month, but extra precautions might be needed. naomi grimley reports. what will our lives look like by the end of this month? some ministers have hinted there could be a sweeping away of the regulations we've got so used to. 0ne even suggested masks might become optional afterjuly the 19th. but today doctors warned that wouldn't be wise with infections rising. don't give people false assurances or hopes that life will be back to normal. do the responsible thing which is to continue to have
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targeted measures to stop the spread of this infection, or prevent the spread of this infection, with a parallel vaccination programme so that we can probably get to a point in the not—too—distant future where we are bringing those infection rates down. this comes as ministers debate allowing fully jabbed people to avoid isolation if they come into contact with an infectious person and instead do daily testing. downing street says it is under active consideration and some doctors think it might work, but only if people are disciplined. although the lateral flow tests, the rapid tests you do yourself at home, are by no means as accurate as the pcr tests that you have done either by post and sent to the lab or the one you go into the centre for, they're not as accurate for telling if you are infected. but they are really pretty good at telling if you are infectious. # and the rhythm of life is a powerful beat, puts a tingle # in yourfingers and a tingle in yourfeet...#
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this star—studded video has been released ahead of the 73rd birthday of the nhs this weekend. any changes to covid restrictions remain dependent on how well our health system can cope this summer. naomi grimley, bbc news. let's look now at the latest data on coronavirus. 18 deaths have been reported and 24,885 new infections were recorded across the uk in the past 2a hours. there were on average 23,470 new cases a day in the past week. more than 122,000 people received a first dose of the vaccine in the latest 24—hour period. over 45 million people have now had theirfirstjab — 85.7 per cent of uk adults. over 160,000 people have had their second jab in the latest 24—hour period. it means more than 33.4 million
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people are now fully vaccinated — 63.4 per cent of adults. people could be facing the prospect of empty supermarket shelves and price hikes — because of a shortage of lorry drivers. that's the warning from uk industry bosses, who say more than 60,000 workers are needed to keep goods moving. our business correspondent, dave harvey, reports. it's food on the shelves, it's drinks on the shelves, and it's builders' merchants being full. that's really what it is. if we're not delivering product, the shops won't be full, and that will have a massive impact on the uk. in many ways, trucks like these are meant to be the lifeblood of our economy. they keep everything moving. right now, they're parked up and going nowhere. not that there's a shortage of companies with stuff to move, or indeed, at 150 grand for a cab and a trailer, any shortage of trucks themselves. theyjust can't find enough drivers. one in ten of this somerset firm's
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lorries are parked up at the moment, costing thousands every day. the industry calculates britain is short of 60,000 lorry drivers. 15,000 are european drivers who left the country in the last year. through the pandemic a lot of drivers wanted to go home to be closer to their families, and they really, since the effects of brexit, they haven't wanted to come back. they can earnjust as much in places like germany or france, there's no real need to be in the uk. on top of that, during the pandemic, many new drivers couldn't take their hgv licence test. 30,000 tests were delayed last year. at this family—owned haulage firm near bristol, the boss is out when i arrive, back behind the wheel. and if it wasn't for me doing the interview today i'd be driving myself, because it has become the case, mainly, we're both driving weekly. competition for drivers is fierce, supermarkets paying double rates
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to keep their trucks moving. and small firms like this have had to put their wages up, too. as of 1st ofjune this year, we had to give our drivers, across the board, about a 25% pay increase, which if you think about it, that's a lot of money. we are retaining our drivers and bringing new employees to the company, but we had to make a decision now that we've had to pass that cost, or certainly the drivers' wages element, to our customers, to be able to carry this forward. in time, this will all put up prices in our shops. they want government to fund new apprenticeships and training schemes, and ministers insist they are working on that. but it takes several years to learn to drive a big wagon, and britain needs tens of thousands more drivers right now. dave harvey, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news...
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it isi-o it is1—0 to it is 1—0 to england in their euro quarterfinal against ukraine after an early goalfrom quarterfinal against ukraine after an early goal from harry kane. the winner will face denmark in the semifinal. supermarket chain, morrisons, accepts a multi—billion pound takeover bid by a us investment group, led by the owner of majestic wine. britain's main doctors' union urges the government to keep some measures in place after the 19th ofjuly when all covid restrictions are due to be removed. the british teenager, emma raducanu, has stunned tennis fans at wimbledon by making it through to the fourth round. the 18—year—old beat the world number 45 sorana cirstea in straight sets. joe wilson reports from the all england club. the big occasion, the new player — how would she react? from the start, britain's emma raducanu was herself on number one court. but what teenager goes anywhere without their phone? top of the court, here comes
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the raducanu speciality — that shot. now, look closely — do you see any doubt? when the first set ended like this... oh, that's in! ..something special was happening — the court felt it. sorana cirstea, top of the screen, aged 31, ranked 45 in the world, used every shot she knew, but raducanu just had more. a match point to match any. 16 women's players left next week — emma raducanu is one of them. it's funny, because at the beginning, when i was packing to come into the bubble, my parents were like, "aren't you packing too many sets of match kit?" so...i think i'm going to have to do some laundry tonight, but i think they have a laundry service at the hotel, i'm all good, guys! cameron norrie was summoning centre court to help him against roger federer, and the british player won the third set.
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federer, however, won three sets, and that means no british men left in the singles. one of sweden's biggest supermarket chains, co—op sweden, says it's had to close around 500 of its stores temporarily due to what's been called a colossal ransomware cyber—attack after checkouts began crashing on friday evening. a swedish computer firm says this is linked to the ransomware attack that has so far hit 200 american businesses. cyber—security firm huntress labs said the hack first targeted a florida—based it company kaseya before spreading through corporate networks that use its software. kaseya is now urging customers who use its data visualisation tool to immediately shut down their servers. 0ur cyber reporterjoe tidy told my colleague ben bolous how scientists at the university of essex are working on a solution
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for one of the largest and most complex environmental problems facing the country. the uk has nearly 5 million tonnes of nuclear waste to dispose of, but the job is so difficult and dangerous that it would take humans 120 years to complete. the scientists are designing a new generation of robots capable of working in some of the most radioactive places on the planet. here s our science correspondent richard westcott, there is enough nuclear waste in britain to fill wembley stadium. some of it has lain untouched in waterfor decades. if humans cleared it up, it would take 120 years. so scientists are developing a new generation of intelligent robots to help out. their circuit boards will need to withstand huge levels of radiation, so they are testing them in this special room. the entrance is this one and a half tonne steel and polythene door, which you just pull like that and get out of the way and then ijust have to stop the momentum
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so it does not bounce too much. it is pretty heavy. then we go into the room, i have the geiger counter, but it is very safe, the room is not being used at the moment. you can hear there is no radiation anywhere. when you come in, there is this blue door here. that will open and a beam fires one and half billion times the normal number of neutrons at whatever you put in its path. what that does is recreate really high levels of radiation. let's see what is here. there will be a few blips because it is just background radiation. richard, i have one of our robots here that is carrying one of our processor boards. it has brought us a little present, hasn't it? for experiments. and what you can see here is a processor board that we have used for these experiments here which we have blasted with radiation and even though it looks perfectly fine, it does not work any more because the circuits have been damaged by radiation. so at the moment, from nuclear decommissioning and processing of nuclear waste, this is mainly done by human operators who have
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to wear protective clothing and it takes about five to six hours to go and get these protective clothes on and they then have to travel to to the site where they undertake the work for another hour or so, undertake the work for two hours and afterwards they have to come back and get undressed. one of the benefits of using robotic solutions for that is that they do not have to go in these protective clothings, they are in the environment all the time. they can work 24 hours, seven days a week. here is the room in action. the white dots are radiation damaging the camera's electronics. building tougher electronics could also help protect our technology from naturally occurring cosmic radiation. it has become a modern problem, because electronics are getting smaller, it is getting faster, it is doing more, and that means that it is getting more interfered with by these particles. so things like driverless cars, electric vehicles, internet technologies, modern electronic systems, ai systems, machine learning systems, almost anything you can think of in our modern electronic
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world is being interfered with by these particles. clearing up our old nuclear waste is one of the most complex and expensive environmental challenges facing the country. building robots to work where humans can't survive is key to solving the problem. richard westcott, bbc news, the rutherford appleton laboratory in 0xfordshire. this weekend, some of the best young gaming talent in the uk will be competing at the british e—sports student championships but ahead of the action, a special test tournament was held — to help organisers work out how to make events like this more inclusive. bbc radio1 newsbeat�*s steffan powell has more. dan is playing fifa, his favourite game and one of the most popular in the world. he loves it because nothing beats that feeling of putting the ball into the top corner, especially when your mate's watching. at the moment, there
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is no way for dan and chris to play competitively against people who are similarly abled. free kick! pupils at colleges like this one just outside cheltenham for those with special educational needs have been playing video games and watching e—sports for years and now they are asking, why can't we compete just like everybody else? dan has cerebral palsy, supports chelsea, uses an xbox adaptive controller to play and an igears device to communicate. why is competitive play so important foryou, dan? because i like to win. shoot! this pilot event had the students take on fifa fans from similar colleges across the uk in a tournament to try and figure out what needs to be done to make e—sports competition work for people like them. he's in!
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stoke fan player chris has learning difficulties and has adapted the game's settings to help him play. i like winning and certificates. national star needs to win. the event has been supported by the british esports association, whose aim is to try and grow competitive gaming in the uk. one of the aims for this is that we can find what level do we need to aim these competitions at, a bit like the paralympics. you have different people with different levels of ability or different levels of need competing in different levels of competition. perhaps this is where this competition could lead us. back inside, alex, who has a muscle wasting condition, is now in the hot seat in the final match of the afternoon. things do not quite go to plan on the pitch, but he is staying positive. i like playing games because i like having another world that is different where you don't have a disability, you don't have the
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barriers, you get to play as equal as anyone else. the whole world stops, you don't feel like you are in the real world. you feel like you are competing actually on the pitch. what is that like? amazing. no disability, no boundaries, just amazing. able—bodied players are getting ready to compete in the british esports championship finals, but this year an exhibition match for players like alex, dan and chris will take place ahead of the event so they can showcase their skills on the same stage as everyone else for the first time. steffan powell, bbc news. when schools first closed to help prevent the spread of coronavirus last year it left many students with some spare time on their hands, between online lessons. one of those was 14—year—old makenzy beard from swansea who decided to take up painting in her garden shed.
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now 18 months on, her work is set to go on display at a prestigious art gallery in london. ben price went to meet her. when schools closed in march 2020, makenzy decided to find a new hobby to occupy her time. over the past year, she has produced more than a dozen portraits. we had paints and canvases and brushes in the shed, and i thought, why not give it a try? and itjust escalated from there, really. one of her favourite subjects to paint is her neighbour, john tucker, a farmer on the gower peninsula. having photographed him at work, makenzy spent three weeks carefully crafting his image. i was standing in the yard, ijust brought some hay nets down, and she just stopped me and asked me if she could take a photograph. i didn't expect what i did see at the end. it was absolutely brilliant. she's a very talented young lady, really. he's just got a really lovely, kind and friendly demeanour,
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and i thought that he's local, he is totally unrelated to covid, he just goes about his business every day. and i thought he would just be a wonderful person to paint and a really nice essence to capture. so i was doing five minutes before school, an hour afterwards before sport, it was all broken down. i never spent any long, extended periods of time doing it. i reckon in total, i probably spent 20 hours. makenzy entered her first art competition with this portrait, and it clearly impressed. next it will be exhibited at young artists summer show at the royal academy of arts during july and august. that will be really exciting, and to have judges look at it, and other artists, shows that its appreciation from another artist's perspective and notjust family and friends. with much of her time now spread between schoolwork and playing hockey for wales, makenzy says she's unsure what the future may hold,
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but she hopes art and being creative will be a part of it. ben price, bbc news. so talented. let's just dip into the football an action in rome. england and ukraine in their quarterfinal at the euros, approaching 30 minutes of the euros, approaching 30 minutes of the first half and if you haven't managed to be aware of it yet, england are in the lead at the moment, 1—0. let's take a look at the goal that was scored. it was really quickly, and the third minute by captain harry kane. that winning ball passed to him by raheem sterling. the two goal—scorers from the last game against germany involved in the first goal tonight. the action continues and we will
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keep you right up to date, of course. now it's time for a look at the weather with chris fawkes. we've seen widespread showers today, some of them really torrential looking, actually. this was one of those heavier showers working across stratford—upon—avon. it will look at the radar picture, this area of showers across here and this clump in the midlands, they look to be some of the nastiest. we could see localised water flooding but over the next few hours, showers will be going across northern ireland, heavy rain across scotland and later, another batch of heavy rain into south england and probably reaching southern wales as well. temperatures, 12 to 15 degrees. what a cloudy, grey start on the day tomorrow, the cloud thinning and breaking, some sunshine coming through but again we will see showers. they will be every bit as heavy and widespread as they were
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today, 30 millimetres in the space of one hour could bring the risk of localised flooding again in the afternoon.


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