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this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. on the brink of history — england's footballers prepare to take on italy in tonight's final of euro 2020 — their biggest match in more than half a century. their resilience and experiences as a team have really prepared them well for this moment. good morning from wembley, whether countdown continues, the 60,000 fans are expected in the stadium behind me for kick—off but tens of millions more will be watching around the country as all of england hopes for just one more win. the italians have not had to wait 55 years for a major final — but there's plenty of excitement
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there too, with fans gearing up for the big night. the uk's vaccine minister says the high number of people having had theirjabs, means the government is confident that plans to lift a range of covid restrictions will go ahead onjuly 19 in england. the fortification of the vaccination programme has allowed us to cautiously move to step four and the pm will say more about this. the widow of haiti's assassinated president claims he was killed because of his drive for political reform. sir richard branson prepares to venture to the edge of space, on the first passenger flight of his virgin galactic spaceship.
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hello and welcome if you re watching in the uk or around the world. it's a day full of anticipation for england and italy fans, ahead of the final of euro 2020. more than 60 thousand are expected at wembley stadium in london where the two countries face each other tonight. it's a historic game — for italy it could be the first time they become european champions in decades. for england — a win would be their first ever euros title and a first major tournament victory in 55 years. gareth southgate�*s squad arrived in london after their final training session. the team have received good luck messages from the queen and the prime minister, ahead of what is the biggest game for england since the world cup final of 1966. 0lly foster reports. when the final whistle blows at wembley tonight, the wait could be over. an england team that you can mention in the same breath
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as the heroes of 1966. for too long, that history has weighed them down. those golden generations expected to emulate what sir alf ramsey achieved with his team. this class of 2021 under gareth southgate is perhaps the best chance yet. they've never been closer. this was our moment, to represent our time. the near misses, and the tournaments that have not gone so well, were not so important for this team. over the last four years, they've knocked down so many barriers, they have come through so many different challenges, different ways to win matches. had to come back from being behind, had to go through extra time, had to go through extra penalty shoot—out. so their resilience and experiences as a team have really prepared them well for this moment. 0n the journey to london yesterday, the players were reminded just what this means to the nation.
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from the local villages in staffordshire, turning out to line the route as they left their training base, to the welcome they received as they arrived at their hotel. the players even received a good luck message from tom cruise yesterday — the captain knows that this mission will be all the more possible with home support. to see the fans on the street like they have been, and see the reception that we've had as we pulled into the hotel here, and as we were leaving st george's park, yeah, it hasjust shown us how big an occasion it is. we know how much it means to the english fans, all over the country, so we're proud to be representing them. we haven't forgotten about italy, a team unbeaten in three years. they were pushed very close in the semi—final by spain, though. they went through on penalties. england will have to up their game again, but the italian manager, roberto mancini, says england will have a huge advantage with home support, and wherever they're
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watching, english fans might well be singing this tonight. a new tune for a new era of english football, and how sweet it promises to be. 0lly foster, bbc news, wembley. letsjoin our lets join our correspondent at wembley. it will be an amazing atmosphere tonight. fans are already there hours before the kick—off. absolutely. good morning from wembley way. it will be a great atmosphere tonight but it is already atmosphere tonight but it is already a pretty good one here this morning. i have been here since the early hours and there was a lot of people that were just starting to arrive now but in the early hours, one or two people perhaps on their way to work, but now it is getting busier and you can probably see down wembley way lots of england flags and england shirts and lots of people getting ready for the game. it is actually 60,000 of them that have got that lucky golden ticket to come to wembley stadium and watch the match and you can see it here, just behind me, 60,000 have got the
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chance to go in and they will keep arriving as the afternoon goes on and the noises of sweet caroline, three lives, may be atomic kitten will grow louder and louder throughout this afternoon and the build—up for the team will be calmer and quieter. they have theirfinal training session yesterday and then they move last night to their hotel in watford. that is much closer to wembley because today is all about getting themselves mentally prepared for the game. you can say the atmosphere is building behind me. come on england! it is atmosphere is building behind me. come on england!— atmosphere is building behind me. come on england! it is about getting mentally prepared, _ come on england! it is about getting mentally prepared, but _ come on england! it is about getting mentally prepared, but there - come on england! it is about getting mentally prepared, but there is - come on england! it is about getting mentally prepared, but there is not. mentally prepared, but there is not much more they can do. here is where the atmosphere is going to be building ahead of kick—off at eight o'clock. building ahead of kick-off at eight o'clock. �* ., building ahead of kick-off at eight o'clock. �* . ., , , building ahead of kick-off at eight o'clock. �* . ., , ., ., , o'clock. amazing atmosphere already, ei . ht o'clock. amazing atmosphere already, eiuht hours o'clock. amazing atmosphere already, eight hours and _ o'clock. amazing atmosphere already, eight hours and 53 _ o'clock. amazing atmosphere already, eight hours and 53 minutes _ o'clock. amazing atmosphere already, eight hours and 53 minutes or- o'clock. amazing atmosphere already, eight hours and 53 minutes or until. eight hours and 53 minutes or until kick—off. we will labour bear. thank you forjoining us. let's speak to sheldon edwards
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from hd cutz in south west london. he's unofficial barber to the england football squad 7 he cuts the hair of raheem sterling, jude bellingham, jadon sancho and phil foden. .. thank you forjoining us. just tell us, how important it is a haircut to a modern footballer? to us, how important it is a haircut to a modern footballer?— us, how important it is a haircut to a modern footballer? to be honest, it is very important. _ a modern footballer? to be honest, it is very important. it _ a modern footballer? to be honest, it is very important. it builds - it is very important. it builds confidence and makes them look good on and off the pitch, gives them that extra cutting edge. speaking to footballers, they said if they do not get a good haircut before the game, they may as well have left their verbal bits at home. it is one of the most important thing is, whereas image is important in a sport,, they can take that into consideration on and off the pitch. are you nervous about cutting the hair of a megastar? you have to get it right, the haircut will be seen
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all around the world. [30 i it right, the haircut will be seen all around the world.— all around the world. do i get nervous? _ all around the world. do i get nervous? not _ all around the world. do i get nervous? not at _ all around the world. do i get nervous? not at the - all around the world. do i get| nervous? not at the moment, all around the world. do i get l nervous? not at the moment, i all around the world. do i get - nervous? not at the moment, i have been doing it for many years. i would not call it nerves, i would call it a responsibility and it is a responsibility to represent them well and represent what they are all about. ., ., , , ., . about. famously, you have cut phil foden's her— about. famously, you have cut phil foden's her and _ about. famously, you have cut phil foden's her and that _ about. famously, you have cut phil foden's her and that caused - about. famously, you have cut phil foden's her and that caused a - about. famously, you have cut phil foden's her and that caused a stir, | foden's her and that caused a stir, he went for the blonde look like paul gascoigne. it is he went for the blonde look like paul gascoigne.— paul gascoigne. it is crazy what happened. _ paul gascoigne. it is crazy what happened. it — paul gascoigne. it is crazy what happened. it is _ paul gascoigne. it is crazy what happened, it is really _ paul gascoigne. it is crazy what happened, it is really good, - paul gascoigne. it is crazy what - happened, it is really good, because of the stir and he wasn't too sure of the stir and he wasn't too sure of what he wanted at the time and we made up our mind together and the reception was crazy and it is good to see that the nation is coming together and if we do win, there will be a lot of blond people walking around with outlook. it is good, i am walking around with outlook. it is good, iam happy walking around with outlook. it is good, i am happy to see that. truth? walking around with outlook. it is good, i am happy to see that. why do all the players — good, i am happy to see that. why do all the players come _ good, i am happy to see that. why do all the players come to _ good, i am happy to see that. why do all the players come to you? - good, i am happy to see that. why do all the players come to you? you - good, i am happy to see that. why do all the players come to you? you are| all the players come to you? you are all the players come to you? you are a brilliant barber, that is the main
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reason, but how is that you have attracted all these england players to come to your salon? to attracted all these england players to come to your salon?— attracted all these england players to come to your salon? to be honest, i think i to come to your salon? to be honest, i think i might — to come to your salon? to be honest, i think i might be — to come to your salon? to be honest, i think i might be an _ to come to your salon? to be honest, i think i might be an ok _ to come to your salon? to be honest, i think i might be an ok barber, - to come to your salon? to be honest, i think i might be an ok barber, but i i think i might be an ok barber, but it is my personality and been around the players, the conversations we have, we become like family, share a lot of stuff, up and down times, no matter what we are going through, it is good to see the kind of person that they are and the strong character they have, they are literally going out there and representing england at the moment and i think we are taking it home today. and i think we are taking it home toda . ., ., and i think we are taking it home toda. ., ., , and i think we are taking it home toda . ., ., , ., today. how do you see the game auoin ? today. how do you see the game going? you _ today. how do you see the game going? you have _ today. how do you see the game going? you have a _ today. how do you see the game going? you have a real— today. how do you see the game going? you have a realvested i going? you have a real vested interest in their performance, watching all your haircuts running around the pitch, how do you see the game going?— game going? england have to take it home and i game going? england have to take it home and i am _ game going? england have to take it home and i am very _ game going? england have to take it home and i am very optimistic. - game going? england have to take it home and i am very optimistic. for l home and i am very optimistic. for the players, for the family, what they are looking to do for their country, they deserve it, raheem
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sterling deserves it, the kind of person he is, he deserves it, he gives it all for everyone around him. i cannot wait to watch it, i might be a bit nervous, but i am very optimistic about the results, because i know that these guys when they are where they are they will go for it fully. they are where they are they will go for it full . ., , , , for it fully. some of these players, like raheem _ for it fully. some of these players, like raheem sterling, _ for it fully. some of these players, like raheem sterling, they - for it fully. some of these players, like raheem sterling, they have i for it fully. some of these players, i like raheem sterling, they have been through ups and downs, they have been under pressure, sometimes criticism, so when they come for a haircut, it gives them a bit of confidence, does it? at}! haircut, it gives them a bit of confidence, does it? of course. like raheem sterling, _ confidence, does it? of course. like raheem sterling, he _ confidence, does it? of course. like raheem sterling, he has _ confidence, does it? of course. like raheem sterling, he has been - confidence, does it? of course. like i raheem sterling, he has been through a lot of ups and downs and i have witnessed it, i have been around him and to be honest, a person like him has such mentality and confidence and no matter what he is going through, you know what his focus is, he stays focused and was out there and does what he needs to do. at the moment, he is in wembley, that is where he grew up and he will give it everything for his family, the people around bread, the people
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around the uk and everywhere that is supporting england, he will give everything. the supporting england, he will give eve hina. ., ., ., everything. the more the tournament has one everything. the more the tournament has gone on. — everything. the more the tournament has gone on. the _ everything. the more the tournament has gone on, the more _ everything. the more the tournament has gone on, the more people - everything. the more the tournament has gone on, the more people have i has gone on, the more people have come to know more about the players are people like raheem sterling, their back stories, their life stories and there is a real pride in the team and you must feel a real pride in these players, because you know them pretty well. yes. pride in these players, because you know them pretty well.— know them pretty well. yes. real ride know them pretty well. yes. real pride amongst — know them pretty well. yes. real pride amongst the _ know them pretty well. yes. real pride amongst the players, - know them pretty well. yes. real pride amongst the players, and i know them pretty well. yes. real i pride amongst the players, and you can see the pride on the streets of the uk at the moment, thejoy can see the pride on the streets of the uk at the moment, the joy that brings, the unity, everyone that is coming together, it is good to see that with football, we can all be united and there is happiness, it is just happiness,. everyone will be watching england and they will make the nation proud.— the nation proud. really good to talk to you- _ the nation proud. really good to talk to you. sheldon _ the nation proud. really good to talk to you. sheldon edwards, i the nation proud. really good to i talk to you. sheldon edwards, the unofficial barber to the england team and does lots of their haircuts. thank you. if england win tonight, i am sure it will be at least partly down to you. thank you
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ve much least partly down to you. thank you very much for— least partly down to you. thank you very much for having _ least partly down to you. thank you very much for having me. _ least partly down to you. thank you very much for having me. it - least partly down to you. thank you very much for having me. it was - least partly down to you. thank you very much for having me. it was a l very much for having me. it was a pleasure- — very much for having me. it was a pleasure. thank _ very much for having me. it was a pleasure. thank you _ very much for having me. it was a pleasure. thank you so _ very much for having me. it was a pleasure. thank you so much. - to haiti now... the widow of the country's assassinated president has accused his political enemies of hiring mercenaries to kill him, in order to stop a plan to introduce constitutional reform and better living conditions. she urged the people of haiti to continue fighting — and promised to be by their side. the killing has thrown the country into deepening political turmoil ? with haiti asking both the un and the us to send military support. rich preston reports. four days after the assassination of the president, there is still a deep sense of anxiety and confusion in haiti. translation: for three years, there has been insecurity. - the police have done nothing. they are not working for the people, otherwise there would not be so many deaths. haiti is the poorest country in the americas. the first lady says her husband
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planned to change the constitution to improve the lives of ordinary people. speaking in creole, she described wednesday's attack. translation: in the blink of an eye, the mercenaries entered my home i and riddled my husband with bullets, without even giving him a chance to say a word. we cannot let the country lose its way, we cannot let his blood have been spilled in vain. his proposed constitutional changes made him enemies. many said he just wanted to extend his time in office. but, speaking to bbc world news, haiti's election minister said mr moise had been focusing his efforts on two main areas. one was to effectively change the constitution, because the constitution is bringing a lot of instability. the second was to fight against corruption, particularly those living on government, on energy sector, construction, and other big areas.
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the haitian government says 28 foreign mercenaries were involved in the attack, and that most of them have been arrested or killed. we think the plan was to assassinate the president, then the people would be out in the street, and other mercenaries might have been in the country to destroy key infrastructure. the political future of the country is less clear by the day, with two potential prime ministers and a newly nominated president all laying claims to be the rightful leader of the country. for now, the minister of elections is asking for international help to maintain calm on the streets. we still believe haiti would need some kind of assistance, human resources and materials for the police to be able to help stabilise the country for the security of the elections that will be coming on september the 26th. whether that help will come, and whether those elections pass smoothly, remains unclear.
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rich preston, bbc news. parts of the united states are braced for more record—breaking temperatures — having already endured the hottest june on record. death valley in california hit a high of 54—point—four degrees celcius on friday — one of the highest ever temperatures recorded. forecasters are warning that most of the state — as well as nearby nevada — will remain dangerously hot, fuelling fears of more wildfires. the headlines on bbc news... 0n the brink of history — england's footballers prepare to take on italy in tonight's final of euro 2020 — their biggest match in more than half a century. the italians have not had to wait 55 years for a major final — but there's plenty of excitement there too, with fans gearing up for the big night. the uk's vaccine minister says the high number of people having had theirjabs, means the government is confident that plans to lift a range of covid
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restrictions will go ahead onjuly 19 in england. back now to the euro 2020 final — and italy will be hoping to take their second european championship title, after first winning in 1968. let's hear from italy's manager roberto mancini speaking to the press ahead of the game... translation: | think it | will be a wonderful match in front of a packed house, and i think that's wonderful news for football lovers everywhere. so, i think it will be a great day, it will be a great day to play this match, and we know they have a lot of quality. so, we will see how the game pans out. if england have made it to the final, it shows that they are a great side.
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0ur correspondent lucy williamson is in rome. roberto mancini has been credited with a renaissance when it comes to the italian football team.— the italian football team. there is a lot of confidence _ the italian football team. there is a lot of confidence in _ the italian football team. there is a lot of confidence in the - the italian football team. there is a lot of confidence in the italian i a lot of confidence in the italian football site here but you try and get anyone here to say they actually think italy is going to win tonight, there is a huge amount of superstition around and everyone you speak to says they are very hopeful, but they are not going to go that far and predict the outcome. it is only when you dig further, they say, we are not scared of raheem sterling, it will be us. as you heard there, roberto mancini has been talking up that it will be a tough match, that england are a strong side and recognising that there is pressure on the italian squad as well. he told them to relax and have fun tonight, but enjoy the game and have fun, because they did win the european championships a long time ago but they have won two
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world cups since them and they should be confident but they did not qualify for the world cup last time and they also have something to prove here and i think he is aware of that. ., ., prove here and i think he is aware of that. , prove here and i think he is aware ofthat. , , . prove here and i think he is aware ofthat. ,, . ., of that. football is such a massive came all of that. football is such a massive game all over— of that. football is such a massive game all over the _ of that. football is such a massive game all over the world _ of that. football is such a massive game all over the world but - game all over the world but especially in these countries, italy and in england. so many people love their football and and in england. so many people love theirfootball and i guess pretty much all the italians will be glued to their tvs tonight.— to their tvs tonight. pretty much eve one to their tvs tonight. pretty much everyone we _ to their tvs tonight. pretty much everyone we have _ to their tvs tonight. pretty much everyone we have spoken - to their tvs tonight. pretty much everyone we have spoken to, - to their tvs tonight. pretty much l everyone we have spoken to, yes, these are two great footballing nations, passionate footballing cultures, they both think they invented the game and it has got a little bit personal, looking at the newspapers here and social media, it is being train from everything to catholics against angling is to stopping the european trophy going to a nation that has just left the eu. anyway you slice it, this is gearing up to be a big battle. thank ou ve gearing up to be a big battle. thank you very much _ gearing up to be a big battle. thank you very much indeed. _ gearing up to be a big battle. thank you very much indeed. enjoy - gearing up to be a big battle. thank you very much indeed. enjoy the game. tomorrow the british prime minister borisjohnson is expected to announce whether the final easing
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of restrictions in england will go ahead on monday 19th july. politicians have been touring the tv studios ahead of the announcement. 0ur political correspondent jonathan blake is here. jonathan, any doubt at all that mr johnson and his ministers will indeed, as scheduled, live those remaining covid restrictions on the 19? bill remaining covid restrictions on the 19? �* , . ., ., , remaining covid restrictions on the 19? , ., ., 19? all expectations are that the prime minister _ 19? all expectations are that the prime minister will _ 19? all expectations are that the prime minister will tomorrow i 19? all expectations are that the - prime minister will tomorrow confirm that all remaining legal restrictions will be lifted in england onjuly restrictions will be lifted in england on july the 19th. restrictions will be lifted in england onjuly the 19th. that represents a step four in the route out of lockdown in england and it was delayed from the original date ofjuly the 21st, but the government says the progress of the vaccination programme now means that it is safe and the right time to lift those remaining restrictions, but not without some debate about the way they are going about it and the guidance that will be issued in
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place of those legal curbs on people's freedoms. not without also a degree of caution as the vaccines minister outlined this morning. the fortification of the vaccination programme has allowed us to cautiously move to step four and the pm will say more about this. the guidelines will be very clear on things like mask wearing, there is an expectation for people to wear masks indoors, in crowded places, on public transport. there is both a personal responsibility and corporate responsibility, so rather than govern by diktat, what we are same as we move to step four cautiously, or the border controls and the stringent controls will continue. you are moving from must, to please,. no, we are moving from mast, too you are expected to wear a mask in indoor spaces, on crowded trains and elsewhere. that will help the whole country. it is worth highlighting the
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language that he was using, people will be expected to wear face coverings in certain situations, whether on public transport or indoors in crowded places. if you look at what the prime minister said last week, he said that while the legal requirement for face coverings would go, guidance will suggest where you might choose to do so. ministers have talked around this in varying degrees of caution, rishi sunak was asked a couple of weeks ago about it and he said he would be taking his mask off as soon as it was legally possible and then sajid javid said in an interview today that it would be the responsible thing for people to wear masks in the right situations. depending on how you read the language, it is a bit of a shift in emphasis, although one government source play this down as any kind of significant change in policy. for labour, the requirement to wear masks should remain and they are saying that that is one thing the government should not be doing
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onjuly the 19. the shadow education secretary outlined this earlier on. removing mandatory mask wearing in public places - we think it is a mistake. we think more could be done to make sure that public spaces _ are properly ventilated and, of course, as we have said i all the way through this crisis, i people who do need to go home to self—isolate need, - if they are on low incomes, to be financially supported to do that _ so, to make this a mocking work safely or as safely as it possiblyl can, the government should be doing more to keep mitigations in place - and i am afraid it doesn't seem to be doing that. i we will have to see how people adapt and how the government messaging adapts around the wearing of face coverings in public when it is no longer a legal requirement. another important issue to highlight, the health secretary talking about the potential rise in waiting lists for hospitals in england, currently about 5.5 million sign it could go up about 5.5 million sign it could go up to 13 million later on this year and he says that he is going to make that his priority to bring those numbers down, but it demonstrates
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the huge challenge the nhs is facing, not only dealing with coronavirus till, but the massive backlog of treatments that has built up backlog of treatments that has built up during the pandemic. thank backlog of treatments that has built up during the pandemic. face coverings will still be mandatory in wales — in certain circumstances — even after covid restrictions are relaxed. welsh ministers will decide this week whether to lower the alert level to zero. but they say masks will still be required by law on public transport and in health and social care settings, for as long as covid remains a threat. experts have warned that it is to catch two covid variants at the same time — after a 90—year—old woman became sick with both the alpha and beta types first identified in the uk and south africa. the woman, who died in march 2021 in belgium, had not been vaccinated. her doctors suspect she contracted the infections from two different people. researchers believe it is the first documented case of its kind and, although rare, similar dual
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infections may be happening. sir richard branson is preparing to fly to the edge of space today. the businessman and his virgin galactic crew will take off from new mexico at around 2pm uk time. it comes just nine days before another high profile entrepreneur — the amazon founderjeff bezos — is planning his own space launch. tim allman has more. billionaire entrepreneurs heading into space are a bit like buses, you wait ages and then two come along almost at once. first up, sir richard branson and his unity rocket plane. taking off from a space port in new mexico, the virgin galactic crew should reach a height of 50 miles, or 80 kilometres, above the earth's surface. according to nasa that is where the atmosphere ends, so sir richard will officially become an astronaut. i have always been a dreamer. my mum taught me to never give up and to reach for the stars.
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thisjuly, our dream will become a reality. and we're really excited to share that moment with you all. the virgin galactic programme stretches back nearly 20 years and has not always gone so smoothly. in 2014 a pilot was killed during a test flight over the mojave desert. this is only the beginning. soon enoutheff bezos will take off in his blue 0rigin rocket. some critics say, this is simply the folly of rich men and question the logic of commercial space travel, when the sky are already full ofjunk, but for others, it is all about reaching for the stars. this is an attempt to regularise access to space. this is about getting economically achievable access to the industrialization of space. it is a really important flight. virgin galactic plan to start commercial services in 2022. they say they could be running 100 flights a year, 12 months later.
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for sir richard branson this is one small step fora billionaire, one giant leap for mankind. tim allman, bbc news. now let us look ahead to the game tonight. england four, italy one. that's not a score prediction but a handy way to summarise the population of bedford. one in five bedfordians are of italian descent — after thousands moved there during the 1950s to manufacture bricks. tonight their descendants will be making a wall of sound. jon ironmonger has been to the town which will be celebrating tonight, whatever the result. there is a possibility the final bell party in bedford will be civilised, quiet celebrations. but it is unlikely. if the previous games are anything to go by, there will be huge crowds of england fans
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in the centre of town... and italy fans on the river embankment, because bedford is like the little italy of england, around one in five people here are italian and everyone apparently is a football fan. italia! tonight's match will be a culture clash. joanne and her husband alfonso are only too sure. england. italy. we have had this conversation before. they have invited me to their pizzeria to see how easily one family from two famous footballing nations can get along. english rose among thorns. laughter. how you going to cope? it is so nice, a win—win situation. so nice for the cultures
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to come together. someone has to lose. exactly. i wouldn't dare. he will. i can't talk too much when i am eating — because of the concentration of italians and being in bedford, it is so important, we are both in the final, the perfect final, it can go either way, that is how we have to see it. you will take it on the chin if england win? i will have to, but it will be a bitter blow. will you release an english themed pizza? definitely not. good idea. i have to draw the line somewhere. let me bring you an update on the story we were telling you about, richard branson's trip to space today on his virgin galactic
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spaceship. it has been delayed, we are hearing, about an hour and a half, it was due to take off at 2pm uk time and it will now be 3:30pm uk time. so, a 90 minute delay in richard branson's trip to space. now it's time for a look at the weather with helen willetts. hello. the forecast for the rest of the day is one of sunny spells and showers. fewer showers in southern and eastern areas, so, for the final day's play at wimbledon, on balance, mostly dry, but there are showers around, and they'll be pretty heavy further north, with some thunder, torrential downpours, because the winds are light, they'll be slow moving, and then this is looming large for a wetter end to the day across parts of wales and south—west england. but, in the sunshine, feeling pleasant enough and warm with the light winds, but this is on the move come this evening, so, it does look at the moment as if it's going to arrive around kick—off time for the euro finals, and certainly some rain around later in the evening for the fans making their way home.
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it looks quite wet, actually, across southern areas through the evening and overnight. any heavy thunderstorms further north tending to fizzle out, but they will develop, again, through the day tomorrow. a little bit of mist and fog first thing, as well. in the sunshine, there will be fewer showers in the north and west, away from low pressure it will still feel warm. as ever, there's plenty more on the website. hello this is bbc news. the headlines... 0n the brink of history — england's footballers prepare to take on italy in tonight's final of euro 2020 — their biggest match in more than half a century. the italians have not had to wait 55 years for a major final — but there's plenty of excitement there too, with fans gearing up for the big night. the uk's vaccine minister says the government is confident that
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