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this is bbc news with the latest headlines. a cabinet minister indicates that the use of face coverings will become a personal choice when lockdown restrictions in england are eased. we trust the british public to exercise good judgment. people will come to different conclusions. more than 20 million people watched england's brilliant night in rome as they thrashed ukraine, and moved on to the semi finals of the euros. it's been a long year for everybody and i'm chuffed that the two performances we've put on have brought so much enjoyment and happiness to people. cheering it was a saturday night to celebrate for fans. football now is coming home, when england face denmark at wembley on wednesday. a military transport plane has crashed in the philippines,
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killing at least 29 people. ministers extend the period in which legal action can be taken against housing developers in light of the cladding crisis. greece, italy and israel send planes to cyprus to take a fatal wildfire on its south coast. and coming up, we look back at the last seven days in westminster in the week in parliament. good afternoon. the government is giving strong signals that all legal restrictions around covid protection will end on the 19thjuly as we learn to live with the virus. the housing secretary robertjenrick said this morning that the public must start to exercise personal responsibility, including overfacemasks, rather
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than the government telling people what to do. our political correspondent, nick eardley, has the details. masks and social distancing have become part of our lives. but for how much longer? with shops open again, pubs serving pints, the government wants to go further, lifting all legal restrictions in england. this morning, ministers suggested legal rules around face coverings were among those likely to go. it does look as if, thanks to the success of the vaccine programme, that we now have the scope to roll back those restrictions and return to a normality as far as possible. we should all be prepared, though, that cases may continue to rise. they may continue to rise significantly. but we do now have to move into a different period where we learn to live with the virus, we take precautions, and we, as individuals, take personal responsibility. as this graph shows, the number of positive cases is rising.
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but look at this line, too. hospitalisations, a key test for the government, aren't rising as quickly. that gives ministers some confidence that restrictions can be lifted without overwhelming the health service. the link is not totally broken. there are people in hospital who have been vaccinated, but it is severely weakened. is a key aim now is to get as many people vaccinated before july 19. but some are still urging caution. the british medical association has said that some measures should be kept in place later this month. labour said it wants to see the evidence. i want the economy and society to open up again. we are all getting sick and tired of the restrictions on our everyday lives to do the things we love. but it is important that if the qr codes are going to stop, if the masks are going to come off, but we are absolutely confident that that is the right thing to do.
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at the moment, all we're hearing is briefings from ministers rather than the science behind it. we need to see science. the prime minister will detail more of the government's thinking in the next few days. separate decisions will be made for scotland, wales, northern ireland. the period of unprecedented restrictions on our lives looks set to be coming to an end. susan michie is a professor of health and psychology at university college london and works with the government's group of sage scientific advisers. thanks forjoining us. what do you expect in the data you have seen on the dropping of some of these restrictions? particularly the most obvious one of mask wearing? what restrictions? particularly the most obvious one of mask wearing? what we have seen previously _ obvious one of mask wearing? what we have seen previously during _ obvious one of mask wearing? what we have seen previously during this - have seen previously during this pandemic is when the public have seen that there is a really serious threat, they carry on taking precautions, often when the
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government are suggesting not doing so, or not making it compulsory. we saw, right at the beginning, for example, people locking themselves down before the government suggested it. we saw when there was a lot of mixed messaging around to different tiers that, that more people were in favour of the rules and sticking to restrictions than were against them. that is only because they realise that if we are to get out of this pandemic as quickly as possible, and stay out of it, and avoid future lockdown is, then taking some precautions, when there is a serious threat, which there is at the moment, because we have an exponential rise in the virus, then, generally, the public will support that. ., , that. how divisive could it become cu s that. how divisive could it become au s liked that. how divisive could it become guys liked us. _ that. how divisive could it become guys liked us. we _ that. how divisive could it become guys liked us, we are _ that. how divisive could it become guys liked us, we are being - that. how divisive could it become guys liked us, we are being asked| that. how divisive could it become l guys liked us, we are being asked to take personal responsibility, but that means different things to different people.—
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that means different things to different --eole. , ~ different people. yes, i think there needs to be _ different people. yes, i think there needs to be a _ different people. yes, i think there needs to be a partnership - different people. yes, i think there needs to be a partnership between| needs to be a partnership between individuals on the government. people have shown that they are very willing to do their bit. they are making considerable sacrifices amongst very serious challenges. on the other hand, the government needs to do their bit. for example, making shared public space is safe. for example, classrooms. restaurants, pubs, leisure facilities. as we open up, it will become more and more important that we go into the spaces feeling that we are not at a high risk of getting infected. for example, these spaces should have regulated ventilation or air purifiers, as is happening in other countries. there is no reason why the government shouldn't be doing that. it is something that scientists have called for the month. very little evidence that this is happening in any systematic way. i this is happening in any systematic wa . ., ., this is happening in any systematic wa. ., ., way. i wonder what the prospects are for sa ,
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way. i wonder what the prospects are for say. certain _ way. i wonder what the prospects are for say, certain business _ way. i wonder what the prospects are for say, certain business sectors - way. i wonder what the prospects are for say, certain business sectors to l for say, certain business sectors to help us make those decisions. for example, could there be carriages on trains where you are only go insect if you are wearing a mask? much like quiet carriages. i if you are wearing a mask? much like quiet carriages-_ quiet carriages. i think the key thin is quiet carriages. i think the key thing is try _ quiet carriages. i think the key thing is try and _ quiet carriages. i think the key thing is try and make - quiet carriages. i think the key thing is try and make spaces i quiet carriages. i think the key| thing is try and make spaces as quiet carriages. i think the key - thing is try and make spaces as safe as possible. as i said, there is ventilation, and just ensure that we don't go back to the overcrowded situations we have seen. on the one hand, the government should show that they are taking measures to do this, alongside asking us to take individual responsibility for safety behaviours, then that's a very good example of partnership. butjust to say, we are taking no responsibility is, it is all over to you, is rather like if you take a traffic safety analogy and say, actually, we're not going to bother to make the roads safe and insist on certain procedures. we willjust allow safe and insist on certain
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procedures. we will just allow you to drive where and how you want to. i think we need to think about this as a population wide, societal commitment. to an infection control strategy, just like we have a traffic controlled strategy, but save thousands of lives and disability every year. but that requires engagement of the population, discussion, listening, thinking, what do we want? not only to get out of this pandemic, and stay out of it, and never have another lockdown, but also be in a much more resilient position, so that when, inevitably, future viruses come along, we don't end up in the awful situation we have been in the awful situation we have been in the awful situation we have been in the past 16 months. if in the awful situation we have been in the past 16 months. iii it in the awful situation we have been in the past 16 months.— in the past 16 months. if it turns out too fast _ in the past 16 months. if it turns out too fast removal— in the past 16 months. if it turns out too fast removal of - in the past 16 months. if it turns out too fast removal of these i out too fast removal of these restrictions like mask wearing, how reluctant is the public likely to be in seeing it we introduced? i think
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this is a difficult _ in seeing it we introduced? i think this is a difficult one. _ in seeing it we introduced? i think this is a difficult one. we - in seeing it we introduced? i think this is a difficult one. we don't - this is a difficult one. we don't have any direct data on it. it is much better to go ahead cautiously, as the prime minister said previously, let's be guided by dating updates. i would reinforce that point he has made. also, we don't want any reversal of this road map. if we want to be confident that we are only going to go in one direction, which is forwards, then it is much better to slow down, when the robe looks extremely bumpy, which it is right now, and then speed up, once the road is safer. we have a situation where we are only weeks, maybe a couple of months away from finishing the vaccination programme. if we can drive down transmission rates until we finish the vaccination programme, then we are in a much more stable position in terms of feeling confident that a
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new variant which could undermine the vaccinations effectiveness won't come along. so, i think what a lot of scientists are now saying, is keep what we have got at the moment going until we can ensure that we don't have really high community transmissions, which means more mutations, more variants which will come along and undermine our vaccine programme. nobody wants that, because nobody wants to have to roll backwards or, god forbid, have more restrictions are another lockdown. we want to avoid that, and take every precaution we can at the moment. we don't want to throw away all the games that we have achieved over these last hard months. thank ou ve over these last hard months. thank you very much _ over these last hard months. thank you very much for _ over these last hard months. thank you very much for your— over these last hard months. thank you very much for your time. - the england team are back home after their stunning euro 2020 quarter final victory over ukraine in rome last night.
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it was the most—watched live sporting tv event of the year, attracting a peak audience of 20.9 million people. england are now the bookies' favourites to win the championships. they are due to meet denmark at wembley on wednesday in the semi—finals. olly foster reports. gareth southgate was right. he said a change of scene, a first match away from wembley would be good for the players. and this was of roma sweet rome. because of quarantine restrictions, there were only a few thousand fans inside the stadium, but millions were packed into the fun parks and beer gardens back home. this isjust a taste fun parks and beer gardens back home. this is just a taste of what could be a very special week ahead. i know what would be happening at home, that's great. it's lovely to send everybody on a saturday night, beerin send everybody on a saturday night, beer in hand, in the air, wherever it is. and they should. they should enjoy it. but mike england have been moving through the gears at this tournament. they are now
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accelerating fast. cheering if there had been any nerves against ukraine last night, harry kane settled it within five minutes. in the world cup three years ago, england's other harry scored his first international goal. another quarterfinal, another thumping header. kane was picked out for england's third and his third at these euros. jordan henderson had never scored for his country. another headed goal at england were heading into the semifinals with their biggest knockout win the tournament. we their biggest knockout win the tournament.— their biggest knockout win the tournament. ~ ., ., ., tournament. we want to go further this time that _ tournament. we want to go further this time that we _ tournament. we want to go further this time that we did _ tournament. we want to go further this time that we did in _ tournament. we want to go further this time that we did in the - tournament. we want to go further this time that we did in the world i this time that we did in the world cup. of course, it is a great feeling to win here and the way we have done it shows the big progress we are making. 50 have done it shows the big progress we are making-— we are making. so impressive from the au s. we are making. so impressive from the guys- harry _ we are making. so impressive from the guys. harry kane _ we are making. so impressive from the guys. harry kane leading - we are making. so impressive from the guys. harry kane leading froml
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the guys. harry kane leading from the guys. harry kane leading from the front — the guys. harry kane leading from the front. we are not really used to that _ the front. we are not really used to that but _ the front. we are not really used to that. but very comfortable and comprehensive. never in doubt. england — comprehensive. never in doubt. england fans have come up the foothatt — england fans have come up the foothatt we _ england fans have come up the football. we can't— england fans have come up the football. we can't wait - england fans have come up the football. we can't wait for- england fans have come up the football. we can't wait for the. england fans have come up the - football. we can't wait for the game on wednesday — football. we can't wait for the game on wednesday night. _ football. we can't wait for the game on wednesday night. the _ football. we can't wait for the game on wednesday night.— football. we can't wait for the game on wednesday night. the players will have returned _ on wednesday night. the players will have returned to _ on wednesday night. the players will have returned to a _ on wednesday night. the players will have returned to a nation _ on wednesday night. the players will have returned to a nation unified - on wednesday night. the players will have returned to a nation unified in l have returned to a nation unified in praise. have returned to a nation unified in raise. , , ., i. have returned to a nation unified in raise. , , ., praise. this is what you look forward to — praise. this is what you look forward to as _ praise. this is what you look forward to as a _ praise. this is what you look forward to as a kid. - praise. this is what you look forward to as a kid. don't i praise. this is what you look| forward to as a kid. don't use praise. this is what you look i forward to as a kid. don't use it praise. this is what you look - forward to as a kid. don't use it as a point of fear, use it as a point of excitement to prove to the world how good you are. i think that changing mentality shows the players. changing mentality shows the -la ers. , ., , changing mentality shows the .la ers, , ., , changing mentality shows the .la ers. , . , players. they have they can embrace the occasion- — players. they have they can embrace the occasion. they _ players. they have they can embrace the occasion. they did _ players. they have they can embrace the occasion. they did that _ players. they have they can embrace the occasion. they did that last - the occasion. they did that last night, but they must raise their game again for potentially, one of the greatest weeks in their history. simonjones is in feltham in southwest london where they have plenty of england fans .
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lots of people are put up flags to support england, but not quite to this extent. take a look at this straight. hundreds and hundreds of flags everywhere you look. absolutely festooned. they said there was quite a party here last night. there was a big screen television, cheers as the goals went in, and a late night for a lot of people. a dog just coming out he was in the spirit, too. let's talk to a couple here. it was your idea to portable these flags. how are you feeling about it today? i’m portable these flags. how are you feeling about it today?— feeling about it today? i'm happy and proud- _ feeling about it today? i'm happy and proud. this _ feeling about it today? i'm happy and proud. this only _ feeling about it today? i'm happy and proud. this only started - feeling about it today? i'm happy| and proud. this only started from feeling about it today? i'm happy l and proud. this only started from a 90p flag. we have all blown it out of proportion. it's pulled the community together.- of proportion. it's pulled the community together. what did you think of the _ community together. what did you think of the game _ community together. what did you think of the game last _ community together. what did you think of the game last night? - community together. what did you think of the game last night? it. community together. what did you | think of the game last night? it was really good- — think of the game last night? it was really good- we _ think of the game last night? it was really good. we did _ think of the game last night? it was really good. we did lose _ think of the game last night? it was really good. we did lose our- think of the game last night? it was really good. we did lose our voices by the end of it. it was fun. there was a lot of shouting going on. aha, was a lot of shouting going on. a few sore heads today? i'm - was a lot of shouting going on. a few sore heads today? i'm all. was a lot of shouting going on. a i few sore heads today? i'm all right. i think the boys _ few sore heads today? i'm all right. i think the boys have _ few sore heads today? i'm all right. i think the boys have sore _ few sore heads today? i'm all right. i think the boys have sore heads. i i think the boys have sore heads. they were still partying until 1am this morning.
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they were still partying until 1am this morning-— they were still partying until 1am this morninu. . ., ., ,, this morning. what about your diet, how did you — this morning. what about your diet, how did you feel? _ this morning. what about your diet, how did you feel? every _ this morning. what about your diet, how did you feel? every minute - this morning. what about your diet, how did you feel? every minute of l how did you feel? every minute of it. what how did you feel? every minute of it- what do _ how did you feel? every minute of it- what do you — how did you feel? every minute of it. what do you think _ how did you feel? every minute of it. what do you think about - how did you feel? every minute of it. what do you think about this i it. what do you think about this encland it. what do you think about this england side? _ it. what do you think about this england side? they _ it. what do you think about this england side? they are - it. what do you think about this england side? they are very - it. what do you think about this - england side? they are very young, and very strong- — england side? they are very young, and very strong. gareth _ england side? they are very young, and very strong. gareth has - england side? they are very young, and very strong. gareth has done i and very strong. gareth has done well with them. how are you feel about the next game just a few days away? flit about the next game 'ust a few days awa ? ., ., ., , about the next game 'ust a few days awa? ., , , , about the next game 'ust a few days awa? ., , , ._ away? of got goose pimples already. i can't wait away? of got goose pimples already. i can't wait for _ away? of got goose pimples already. i can't wait for it. _ away? of got goose pimples already. i can't wait for it. what _ away? of got goose pimples already. i can't wait for it. what will _ away? of got goose pimples already. i can't wait for it. what will you - i can't wait for it. what will you do here if— i can't wait for it. what will you do here if england _ i can't wait for it. what will you do here if england when - i can't wait for it. what will you do here if england when the i i can't wait for it. what will you i do here if england when the same -- do here if england when the same —— whole thing? do here if england when the same -- whole thing?— whole thing? there would be a big -a . whole thing? there would be a big party- dare — whole thing? there would be a big party- dare i— whole thing? there would be a big party- dare i say — whole thing? there would be a big party. dare i say it, _ whole thing? there would be a big party. dare i say it, if— whole thing? there would be a big party. dare i say it, if england i party. dare i say it, if england hadn'twon. — party. dare i say it, if england hadn't won, would _ party. dare i say it, if england hadn't won, would you - party. dare i say it, if england hadn't won, would you have i party. dare i say it, if england i hadn't won, would you have gotten the flag sound quickly? ida. no, we the flag sound quickly? no. no, we believe leave it a few days. everyone drives past. everyone is beating, it's so fun. but right now, i mentioned the dog earlier. i've got to take you over here because the dog is playing football here. this dog is supporting the effort.
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you don't get more patriotic than this dog with its england's top on. so what is the dog because my prediction for the next game? definitely going to win. why, how was this— definitely going to win. why, how was this brought _ definitely going to win. why, how was this brought everyone - definitely going to win. why, how i was this brought everyone together here? _ was this brought everyone together here? its— was this brought everyone together here? it's been— was this brought everyone together here? it's been amazing. _ was this brought everyone together here? it's been amazing. the - was this brought everyone together| here? it's been amazing. the whole community— here? it's been amazing. the whole community is — here? it's been amazing. the whole community is came _ here? it's been amazing. the whole community is came out _ here? it's been amazing. the whole community is came out and - here? it's been amazing. the whole community is came out and helpedl community is came out and helped each other — community is came out and helped each other we _ community is came out and helped each other. we have _ community is came out and helped each other. we have a _ community is came out and helped each other. we have a barbecue i each other. we have a barbecue qritiinq — each other. we have a barbecue qritiinq tast _ each other. we have a barbecue grilling last night, _ each other. we have a barbecue grilling last night, drinks. - each other. we have a barbecue grilling last night, drinks. it's. grilling last night, drinks. it's been — grilling last night, drinks. it's been really— grilling last night, drinks. it's been really nice _ grilling last night, drinks. it's been really nice after- grilling last night, drinks. it's been really nice after the i grilling last night, drinks. it'sj been really nice after the last couple — been really nice after the last couple of _ been really nice after the last couple of months _ been really nice after the last couple of months we - been really nice after the last couple of months we have i been really nice after the last i couple of months we have had. been really nice after the last - couple of months we have had. what been really nice after the last couple of months we have had. what i can't believe — couple of months we have had. what i can't believe it — couple of months we have had. what i can't believe it is _ couple of months we have had. what i can't believe it is your _ couple of months we have had. what i can't believe it is your neighbours i can't believe it is your neighbours have been to the shop and bought more flags. have been to the shop and bought more flags-— have been to the shop and bought moreflars. , �* , , , more flags. yes, we've been up this mornin: , more flags. yes, we've been up this morning. and _ more flags. yes, we've been up this morning, and they _ more flags. yes, we've been up this morning, and they have _ more flags. yes, we've been up this morning, and they have done - more flags. yes, we've been up this morning, and they have done at i more flags. yes, we've been up this morning, and they have done at the| morning, and they have done at the shops _ morning, and they have done at the sho s. �* ., , morning, and they have done at the sho s. . . , , shops. are there any left in this area? king _ shops. are there any left in this area? king i _ shops. are there any left in this area? king i don't _ shops. are there any left in this area? king i don't think - shops. are there any left in this area? king i don't think so, i shops. are there any left in this area? king i don't think so, but| area? king i don't think so, but we'll keep going until there none left. and you're confident for a week's time?— left. and you're confident for a week's time? ' :: :: , , . ~ ., week's time? 100%. in be back out here. as week's time? 10096. in be back out here- as you _ week's time? 10096. in be back out here- as you can — week's time? 10096. in be back out here. as you can see, _ week's time? 10096. in be back out here. as you can see, there - week's time? 10096. in be back out here. as you can see, there are i week's time? 10096. in be back out i here. as you can see, there are more and more flags _ here. as you can see, there are more and more flags going _ here. as you can see, there are more and more flags going up. _ here. as you can see, there are more and more flags going up. they - here. as you can see, there are more and more flags going up. they have i and more flags going up. they have been uttering the phrase, it's
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coming home. there is a national shortage of bunting all of a sudden, it would seem. let's look ahead to the game with the football commentator and broadcaster, rob palmer thank you forjoining us. what do you reckon the team selection might be? when they meet denmark? ida you reckon the team selection might be? when they meet denmark? no one in the world has _ be? when they meet denmark? no one in the world has been _ be? when they meet denmark? no one in the world has been able _ be? when they meet denmark? no one in the world has been able to _ in the world has been able to second—guess gareth southgate so far. he's got everything right. i think it will trust his guns. harry kane, despite many people thinking he shouldn't be playing, is proving the nation wrong. i wouldn't be surprised if he freshens things up, we get the likes of phil foden, who hasn't played much recently playing the game as well. you must bring a little surprised. if you ask me, they will fall down or go for full defenders instead of five. i think they will absorb it. the onus is on
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england. he is going to go for it. he has to go for it. it is england. he is going to go for it. he has to go for it.— he has to go for it. it is a huge ”rivilee he has to go for it. it is a huge privilege to — he has to go for it. it is a huge privilege to play _ he has to go for it. it is a huge privilege to play for _ he has to go for it. it is a huge privilege to play for your i he has to go for it. it is a huge i privilege to play for your country, but when it comes in credible nervousness, i'm sure, i have a very important match like the one against denmark. how much more pressure is playing at wembley going to add to that? i playing at wembley going to add to that? 4' ., , ~ that? i think the opposite. i think it will ease _ that? i think the opposite. i think it will ease the _ that? i think the opposite. i think it will ease the players. _ that? i think the opposite. i think it will ease the players. it's i that? i think the opposite. i think it will ease the players. it's a i it will ease the players. it's a home game. they are sleeping in their adopted beds. they haven't been home. every football and likes to sleep in his own bed before a game. they are staying in saint georges park, and that is their accommodation. so i think it'll help them. they will have funds on their sites as well. the danes have been hopping around europe, they've come a lot of miles. i think when it comes to the semifinal, they will be
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in favour of the england players. the danish players are dotted around europe in various league. we probably have more big league players in the england team than denmark. we get to the final in spain or italy, that's another question. spain or italy, that's another question-— spain or italy, that's another ruestion. . ., . ., spain or italy, that's another ruestion. . ., ., , question. england are reckoned to be the favourites _ question. england are reckoned to be the favourites now. _ question. england are reckoned to be the favourites now. what _ question. england are reckoned to be the favourites now. what are - question. england are reckoned to be the favourites now. what are the i the favourites now. what are the strengths and weaknesses of the danish side that england need to look out for?— look out for? they are a durable team. look out for? they are a durable team- they've — look out for? they are a durable team. they've got _ look out for? they are a durable team. they've got a _ look out for? they are a durable team. they've got a great i team. they've got a great goalkeeper. they have player with a good season and hotspur. their main player has had a horrible health scare at the beginning of the tournament. he is the star of the team. they are doing it for them. they have exceeded all expectations. they have exceeded all expectations. they are playing without any pressure whatsoever. when... a team
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that didn't have stars in the team, leicester city, and there were some of the players, rather than outstanding individuals, and i think that's the theme of this tournament, as well. it be durable, and they will be having a party. as expects for football to be coming will be having a party. as expects forfootball to be coming home back in england. there are a couple of big games to go before we can claim that. . , ,., , big games to go before we can claim that. �* , . , ., big games to go before we can claim that. �* , ., , ., that. absolutely. quickly, would you has a day school? _ that. absolutely. quickly, would you has a day school? my _ that. absolutely. quickly, would you has a day school? my goodness. i'mj has a day school? my goodness. i'm of those who — has a day school? my goodness. i'm of those who doesn't _ has a day school? my goodness. i'm of those who doesn't go _ has a day school? my goodness. i'm of those who doesn't go wild. - has a day school? my goodness. i'm of those who doesn't go wild. i i has a day school? my goodness. i'm of those who doesn't go wild. i go i of those who doesn't go wild. i go for a 1—0. and maybe hope that we can replicate the result that we did against ukraine. maybe go for a two or three. against ukraine. maybe go for a two orthree. but against ukraine. maybe go for a two or three. but i'll settle for one. what might you be happy to be wrong, wouldn't you? thank you very much. at least four people have been killed in a wildfire in cyprus. the blaze has been spreading through an area north of the cities of limassol and larnaca and has forced the evacuation
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of several villages. the interior ministry said the four victims were probably egyptian farm workers reported missing after their car was destroyed by the blaze. greece, italy and israel are sending planes to cyprus following an appeal for help. nicolas paris is a senior officer with the cyprus civil defence department and joins me now on the phone from the country. thank you forjoining us at what must be an extremely worrying time for you. just describe, if you would, the conditions there. it is the biggest _ would, the conditions there. it 3 the biggest forest and wilderness fire ever recorded on this island. the blaze, it's 55 square kilometres, which is farmland, its forests, and just wilderness. we have 50 houses burnt down in this area. the number is huge for the scale of cyprus.
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area. the number is huge for the scale of cyprus-— scale of cyprus. tells about the temperatures _ scale of cyprus. tells about the temperatures you _ scale of cyprus. tells about the temperatures you have - scale of cyprus. tells about the temperatures you have been i temperatures you have been experiencing there. in a mac for the last few days, we have had temperatures well above do celsius. for example, we had up to 43 celsius. we are in the midst of climate change, because these temperatures were very rare in the past. forthe temperatures were very rare in the past. for the last decade or so, we have periods of the temperatures rising above 40 degrees. experts say they think climate change is causing they think climate change is causing the frequency of these weather events to increase. tell us about how you are protecting people as we were reporting, sadly, it is believed that four people have died in this fire. . ~ . believed that four people have died in this fire. , . . .. ., in this fire. yes. we have evacuated all the villages _
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in this fire. yes. we have evacuated all the villages of— in this fire. yes. we have evacuated all the villages of the _ in this fire. yes. we have evacuated all the villages of the area. - in this fire. yes. we have evacuated all the villages of the area. most i all the villages of the area. most people are in hotels. but, unfortunately, these four workers tried to escape with their own car, and they had a car crash. so they were encircled by the flames. everyone has been evacuated now. we are expecting conditions to improve in order to transfer evacuees back to their homes. they can resume their normal lives, although their lives are completely destroyed, and they will need a lot of support to resume their normal activities. it is good to know international help is good to know international help is coming your way. thank you for talking to us. at least 29 people have died after a military plane crashed
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in southern philippines. the aircraft with more than 90 people on board crashed as it tried to land on the island ofjolo. at least 50 people are being treated in hospital. david campa nale reports. a large ball of black smoke was seen above the wreckage of a transport plane, a lockhead c130 hercules, supplied to the philippines by the united states. the head of the armed forces said it had missed the runway. it's not clear why. and then it's tried to regain power but it had failed and hit the ground. many of those on board were soldiers. they were flying from mindanao to the provincial airport ofjolo, when the plane came down in patikul. remarkably, a number of soldiers were seenjumping out of the aircraft before it hit the ground, sparing them from explosion caused by the crash according to an army statement. dozens of soldiers were pulled from the site of the burning wreckage. they are now receiving hospital treatment. the soldiers were part
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of the mineral tree's stepped up —— were part of the military�*s stepped up presence in the philippines to combat islamist militants, such as the abu sayyaf group. officials there said there was no sign that the aircraft had been attacked, and an investigation would start once the rescue operation was complete. many of those on board had only recently completed basic military training. since that report was filed, we have heard that the number of people killed has gone up from 29 to 45 in that plane crash. here, homeowners will now get 15 years in which to legally challenge shoddy building work in light of the cladding crisis. the move will increase the current six—year period in which legal action can be brought against developers. housing secretary robertjenrick said the change has come about over concerns that homeowners are bearing the cost of fire safety works following the grenfell tragedy. i want the developers, the builders,
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the warranty companies, the insurers to pay up. i want shoddy workmanship to be paid for by the people who did it, not by the leaseholders. that is happening in some cases. about 50% of the cost of the grand final style cladding has been paid for by the people who put it up. we have also seen large developers coming forward asking them to do so. they have committed £500 million to do that. this new change in the law, i think, does put new cards in the hands of the leaseholders, so they can take action. borisjohnson may perform a u—turn on planned cuts to the foreign aid budget. a report in the sunday times says the prime minister will allow mps a vote on the issue before parliament breaks for the summer recess. there's been growing controversy over the plans, which would see the uk's spending on aid slashed from 0.7% to 0.5% of national income. around 50 conservative mps, including the former prime minister theresa may are amongst those against the £4 billion cut.
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one of those mps is tobias ellwood. he says he would welcome a vote on the issue the uk prides itself on its strength to identify problems across the world, find solutions and take nations with them, so this decision to cut our aid budget has caused huge harm both on a strategic and on our operational level. it's damaged our hard—fought reputation as a soft power superpower, it's sent a poor example to other nations. as us as a permanent member of the united nations security council, how do we persuade others to stand with us? and, of course, we were the only g7 nation at the summit this summer to actually cut our budget. and, operationally, this saves lives. this money provide support for clean water, for polio vaccinations, for tackling hiv, and, of course, the critical humanitarian support in places like yemen, in syria and in libya. and those vacuums get filled either by extremists or, indeed, by other nations with very different agendas.
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if china or russia push in then they will pursue very, very different agendas — very difficult for us to get back in there. now it's time for a look at the weather. to ensure thundery downpours. that is what some of us are content with this afternoon. there are some sunny spells. if is essential, it will feel quite warm. you you'll certainly know about it. the greatest risk of disruption of these is in north wales, northern ireland, especially in the west, much of scotland away from the north—east. you can see bright colours showing up you can see bright colours showing up in the forecast. 20 to 30 millimetres and a short space of time. it could be flooding, thunder, lightning, hail. still, some areas of rain, with heavy burst across scotland, northern ireland, northern england, north wales. the rest of england, north wales. the rest of england and south wales drying up. simply spells, sunshine, after a
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mild night to start the day tomorrow. northern england will be turning brighter. there will be heavy bursts of rain in parts. most places will be dry in south—west england. strengthening winds. that moving northwards overnight and into tuesday. hello, this speaks headlines. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines... a cabinet minister indicates that the use of face coverings will become a personal choice when lockdown restrictions in england are eased. more than 20 million people watched england's brilliant night in rome — as they thrashed ukraine, and moved on to the semi—finals of the euros. it was a saturday night to celebrate for fans. football now is coming home, with england facing denmark at wembley on wednesday night. a military transport plane has crashed in the philippines,
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—— killing at least 45 people. ministers extend the period in which legal action can be taken against housing developers in light of the cladding crisis. greece, italy and israel send planes to cyprus to tackle a fatal wildfire on its south coast. now on bbc news.. the week in parliament. hello again and welcome to the week in parliament, the week borisjohnson lost a cabinet ministerfor breaking his own rules. isn't it the case, mr speaker, that while the british people are doing everything asked of them, it's one rule for them and another rule for everybody else? sorry, matt who? i read the story in common with you and everybody else on friday.

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