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this is bbc news. headlines. labour insists it still supports the renewal of trident after six litre jeremy corbyn appeared to throw it into doubt. the police in manchester launch a murder enquiry after a man is run over and killed by his own car as it is being stolen. is run over and killed by his own car as it is being stolenli is run over and killed by his own car as it is being stolen. i think the main people for people to realise is this could've happened absolutely anybody. you hear a noise downstairs and to go and see what it is. french voters go to the polls in the most unpredictable presidential election there for years, with ford of the candidates having a real chance of getting through to the second round. also to the next hour, a helping hand at the london marathon. praise for the runner who slaughtered down to support a struggling competitor across the finish line. it's the same thing anyone else would have done, so ijust helped a guy out when he was in need. and i'm glad he got to the line. and i'm glad he's 0k. and in half an hour's time, we head
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to the dangerous region in lebanon to the dangerous region in lebanon to meet a drugs kingpin. the labour leader has said he would order a review of "all aspects" of defence if he wins power. speaking to the bbc‘s andrew marr, jeremy corbyn refused to say whether he'd keep britain's trident nuclear deterrent. but then a party spokesman said the decision to retain trident had been taken, and labour supported that. the conservatives said labour would "dismantle" the uk's defences. our political correspondent, susanna mendonca, has more. setting out his stall for a snap election, jeremy corbyn came to outline labour party policy, but when it came to defence, that position didn't
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seem to correspond with that of his party. this is still an entirely unresolved question. as to what you are going to do. your defence spokesman has said very clearly at keeping trident will be in the labour manifesto. will it? we haven't completed work on the manifesto yet. as you'd expect, where less than 100 hours into this election campaign, so let's... she could be in for a shock. no, no, we're having that discussion within the labour party, and we will produce our manifesto at the end of may. trident is a potentially explosive issue for labour, where divisions run deep. its leader has long wanted to scrap the party's policy of renewing the nuclear weapons defence system, while its mps back it. just a couple of hours after mr corbyn threw doubt on whether it would be renewed, a labour party spokesperson was forced to correct him and reconfirm labour's commitment to trident. the eu referendum revealed huge fault lines within labour on brexit. immigration was a key issue for voters then, as it is likely to be in this general election. it's an issuejeremy corbyn knows
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he needs to provide clarity on. the free movement ends when we leave the eu, because that is an intrinsic part of membership of the eu. but there is also the question of eu nationals living in britain, who i think should all be given the right to stay immediately. british nationals living in europe should get the same. we then work out a system for those who are able to come here and work, as well as british people are able to go to other parts of the europe to work there. labour is keen to get the focus away from brexit and onto other issues. on grammar schools, mr corbyn said he did not like selective education. on rebuilding the economy, he repeated his promise to set up a national investment bank to invest in new industries and infrastructure. and on private service providers in the nhs, he said he would phase out those contracts and bring in directly employed staff. but the conservatives say
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jeremy corbyn cannot be trusted. it isjust chaos. jeremy corbyn is putting himself forward as the next prime minister of this country, and what we have seen this morning is that we would have a coalition of chaos ifjeremy corbyn became prime minister of this country. with just six weeks of campaigning ahead, labour's leader will be hoping that the voters disagree. the other parties have been laying out some of the issues which are expected to be in their manifestos. for the conservatives, damian green confirmed there'd be some form of limit on energy prices. there will be a lot about energy policy in the manifesto. obviously there will be more details then. but, absolutely, i think that people feel that some of the big energy companies have taken advantage of them with the tariffs. the conservatives' former coalition partners have ruled out supporting a minority government again.
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the liberal democrat leader tim farron says the party will not enter a coalition with labour or the conservatives under "any circumstances whatsoever". we will not be entering into coalition or any deal whatsoever with labour or conservatives, under theresa may and jeremy corbyn, after this next general election. be absolutely clear — voting liberal democrat is not a proxy for anything else. voting liberal democrat is a vote against a hard brexit, a vote for the people to have the final say, not the politicians, and a vote for a decent, strong opposition. and the leader of ukip paul nuttall said the party wants to ban full—face veils worn by a minority of muslim women, claiming it's part of what he calls "an integration agenda". i don't believe that you can integrate fully and enjoy the fruits of british society if you can't see people's faces and, you know, look at some of the statistics. 58% of muslim women are economically inactive. 22% don't speak english
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to any great level. we need to ensure that these people are fully integrated into british society, and you can't do that if you are hidden behind a veil. a man's been killed by thieves who stole his car from outside his house. michael samwell and his wife were woken in the early hours of this morning by a noise and he went to investigate. shouting was heard outside the property, in chorlton—cum—hardy, and mr samwell was then found injured. he died in hospital a short time later. police believe the 35—year—old sustained his injuries after being run over by his own car. let's get more on this with our correspondent andy gill. a dreadful business. yes, and more than 12 hours after this happened, the street with the incident took place is still sealed off. forensic scenes of crimes officers still
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making a painstaking search of the street and the victim's house, which is about four down on the right—hand side. this happened at about three a.m., he was at home with his wife jessica. he went to investigate a noise and after some shouting at the back, he was discovered lying there with what turned out to be fatal injuries. it significant that police are appealing notjust are appealing not just for witnesses, but also to perpetrators and the criminal fraternity in manchester to search their consciences. he said this incident has crossed the line at whoever is responsible should not be allowed to get away with it. the man leading the enquiry is detective superintendent jonathan chadwick. we know that michael's home, which is in a nice residential area, at around three a.m., he was woken by a noise downstairs. he goes down to see what it is, leaving his wife upstairs. we're not exactly sure what happens next, but what we do know is that michael ends up outside his house,
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where there is a parking area and he is struck by his vehicle. we do not know how many times. he suffered multiple injuries and sadly died at 4am this morning. michael's car was stolen, a black audi 53. driven away from the scene erratically, it hits a kerb in the ladybarn area, only a couple of miles away, five or ten minutes drive. then it drives a short distance after that, really badly damaged, ultimately abandoned. the driver abandoned the vehicle. he had the officers say the car was driven badly damaged, and officers think it might have been driven on three wheels. they think that is
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something that might have stuck in people's remedies and they're asking them to come forward. the turnout so far in the french election is 69%, just down a little bit on the last one. security has been tight after a police officer was killed in paris a few days ago. we can speak now to our correspondent. nuala mcgovern is in nice. what is a general feeling where you are? i'm in the south of france, and not far from the scene of the terror attack in 2016. you mentioned the increased security. that is very visible here on the streets. soldiers patrol on the promenade and outside the polling stations. they brought in about 100 extra police for a little under 300 polling
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stations. the mid—tier, there has been a steady stream of people going into the polling stations. i went out to the most beautiful polling station i've ever seen. it is full of napoleonic artefacts and people casting their ballots. as they came out, they talked about feeling excited to vote. there is that sends around this presidential election. it's something that people feel very strongly about. and if you look at any of the media here in the country, they have a countdown clock in the country, waiting for that polling to close, so they can begin with the reporting of what has happened and which to candidates will remain out of the 11. it's something you can feel palpably in the ear. sunday evening here in the south of france, but replicated throughout the country. it's only the first round, that is the second
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round to come, and we could be in for a major upset, as there was in america. who knows? who knows? people do point to brexit and donald trump. but we just don't know, we just have to wait and see exactly what it might be. so wait another few hours and we will begin to get a sense. some people say people vote in the first round with their hearts in the first round with their hearts in the second with their heads, but we will have to wait and what happens. a very sunny location for them. tens of thousands of police and troops are patrolling france's cities and towns as voters go to the polls in the first round of the presidential election. the two frontrunners — the centrist, emmanuel macron, and the national front leader, marine le pen — cast their ballots in the north of the country. our correspondent hugh schofield has been to a polling station in the north west of paris. you join me youjoin me in you join me in the 17th aaron de
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smarm of paris, where a school beside me has been turned into a voting station. i'm not allowed to go and build inside the polling station, but i have been inside personally, and i can tell you there are long, long queues of people in there. it is very busy indeed, suggesting that the terrorist attack not far from here just three days ago, has not had any impact on people's willingness to turn out and vote. they were seeing at lunch time it was 28 r 29%, which is pretty good and broadly in line with previous presidential elections, when turnout tends to be very high indeed. going down here, the long line of election posters are all 11 candidates. only four have got any serious chance of getting through to the second round. marine le pen, francois fillon, emmanuel macron and melenchon. one of the key factors will be to see how much tactical
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voting goes on, because there will be some people, although her many, we don't know, who attempted to vote for marine le pen, but it will vote for marine le pen, but it will vote for fillon to keep out emmanuel macron. at the other end, there will be people who want to vote for melenchon, but it will vote for emmanuel macron to prevent le pen and fillon having a run—off. it is on imponderables like that that this election will hinge. police in northern ireland say a bomb left at the gates of a primary school in north belfast had the potential to cause widespread carnage. a device was found in an alleyway beside holy cross boy's primary school in ardoyne shortly before midnight. residents in 20 homes in the neighbourhood had to be evacuated while the bomb squad was called in. chief superintendent chris noble said dissident republicans were behind the incident in an attempt to kill police officers. just before midnight yesterday evening, police were on patrol the area, noted some suspicious
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activity in the area, and responding to that activity, found what we know to be a viable device. it's a very significant device, more than capable of causing death and serious injury. it was discovered just off herbert street, but poignantly and relevantly, right at the gates of holy cross primary school. there's no doubt the device was there to kill community police officers, but it was left in such a reckless location that it would undoubtedly have led to the death of serious injury to the death or serious injury of a member of the public had it exploded. from my point of view, this is an attempt, we believe, by violent dissident republicans to kill police officers. but it's very much an anti—community act as well, in terms of where it was located and the way in which it was left. what i call on is any members of the community who saw anything suspicious around
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midnight yesterday evening to reported to the police either on 101 or the crimestoppers number. all we need are the bits of the jigsaws to understand who was in the area, what people saw, and then detectives can build their investigations. afghanistan is holding a day of national mourning after the taliban attacked an army base, killing or wounding more than 100 soldiers. insurgents targeted those leaving friday prayers at the base's mosque and others in the canteen. it is believed the attackers were dressed in afghan military uniforms and driving military vehicles when they made their way into the compound before opening fire. the headlines on bbc news: labour says it still supports the renewal of trident, afterjeremy corbyn wouldn't say whether it would be in the party's election ma nifesto. be in the party's election manifesto. voting is well under way
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in the first round of the french presidential election. candidates emmanuel macron and marine le pen cast votes earlier. manchester police have started a murdered enquiry after a man was run over and killed by his own car as it was being stolen. sport now...and a full round up from the bbc sport centre. celtic have beaten their old firm rivals rangers to reach the scottish cup final and remain on course for theirfirst domestic treble in 16 years. 2—0 was the score this afternoon. a fairly comfortable victory, as maz farookhi reports. a first meeting for brendan rodgers and bedrock issue now. for the rangers manager, a new experience, his first old firm. on the pitch, two side to know each other very well indeed, and familiarity breeds
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contempt. celtic of gwent two trophies already this season, and quality showed early on. callum mcmanaman with an break through just a few minutes in. rangers have lacked the quality to make real impact, and the same is true here. the striker is reduced to hoping shots that wide. the task was made even harder after the break. the bleak griffiths in sight of goal, james tavener panicked and the celtic sneaked a penalty. outclassed throughout by celtic. celtic fans celebrated at full—time is bed already won the final. rogers and his team just one win away from a domestic treble. they're into the second half of the fa cup semi final at wembley, with arsenal and mancester city vying for the right to face chelsea next month. david silva came close for city with this header — tipped just over by peter cech. but should this have been a goal
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for pep guardiola's side — the linesman ruled that sane's ball in went out of play. within a point of their city neighbours in the premier league table. jose mourinho made eight changes from the side that beat anderlecht in the europa league in midweek. one of them, anthony martial, impressed early on with a well—taken goal on the break. and then wayne rooney, starting a premier league match for only the second time since december, followed up on good work by martial to make it 2—0. clearly happy to score his sixth goal of the season. so there's everything to play for in next thursday's manchester derby. liverpool are at home to crystal palace in the day's other
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premier league match. that kicks off at 11.30. in the london marathon kenya's mary keitany has broken the world record for a women's only race that was previously held by paula radcliffe. keitany won it in 2 hours and 17 minutes. this was her third victory in the london marathon, and she beat ethiopian track great tirunesh dibaba by almost a minute. aly dixon was the fastest british runner. jo pavey dropped out of the race at around 16 miles, so she won't be selected for the world championships in london this summer. kenya were victorious in the men's race as well, dan wanjiru crossed the line first, for the biggest win of his career, beating the favourite bekele. the winning time was two hours, five minutes and 48 seconds. david weir has won a record seventh london marathon. he won his first way back in 2002, and has competed in the event every year since. he beat his great rival marcel hoog from switzerland in a sprint finish to move ahead of dame tanni grey—thompson
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in the record books. she won six london marathon titles. the women's wheelchair race was won by switzerland's manuela schar in a course record time of one hour, 39 minutes and 57 seconds. great britain have lost their fed cup play—off against romania 3—1afterjohanna konta and heather watson both lost their singles matches. britain must now move back to the europe/africa zone. it was much less controversial today, following the romania captain ilie nastase's ban yesterday for swearing at a number of people including the umpire and konta. simona halep beat konta 6—1, 6—3. that meant that heather watson had to win her match against irina—camelia begu to stay in the competition. but begu won in straight sets to take romania back into the world group. defending champion mark selby is in action against china's xiao guodong in the second round of the world snooker championship at the crucible.
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he had a 6—2 lead overnight and let's go live to sheffield to see how he's getting on now... you can see he's still in a pretty co mforta ble you can see he's still in a pretty comfortable position. 8— lead at the moment. 8—1; is his lead at the moment. that's all for now, but manchester city have taken the lead against arsenal. 20 or so minutes to go in that match. that's all for now, you keep keep up to date with those stories on the bbc sport website. i'll have more for you at half past five. one selfless runner sacrificed his own race to help an exhausted fellow
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runner across the finishing line. live now to our correspondent dan johnson who has all the details, dan. people are still coming across that finishing line, but for these guys, it's not about getting a certain time, it's proving we can make it round the chorus and raising money for charity, there will be millions raised today. all these runners, all with different causes and motivations for why they wanted to be here and take on this challenge. lots of inspiring stories. one particular moment of humanity, ca ptu re particular moment of humanity, capture just up the road here outside buckingham palace. i've been speaking to one of the guys at the centre of that moment. icame i came round the final corner and i saw a runner struggling, his legs we re saw a runner struggling, his legs were collapsing beneath them. every time you try to get up, he fell down. i'd never met david before, so
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i went and tried to cheer them up. his legs were completelyjelly. he was falling from one side to the other. so i said, will do this together, we'll cross that line together. you were very close to the line. yes, 300 metres or less. you sacrificed a few seconds of own time. that didn't matter, we both wanted to finish the race. i put his arm round mine and we walked it to the line. the crowd were incredible. they were cheering us on. you didn't give it a second thought. now, it was the same thing anyone would have done. ijust was the same thing anyone would have done. i just helped was the same thing anyone would have done. ijust helped carry out who was in need. and glad he made it to the line and the plant is ok. the we re the line and the plant is ok. the were amazing. you could see people cramping and other runners would go over and see if they would ok. that shows the spirit. how was the race
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for you today? i struggled, to be honest. i did manchester recently andi honest. i did manchester recently and i haven't properly recovered. my ca lf and i haven't properly recovered. my calf was hurting. you're obviously a serious runner. what makes you do it? it's addictive. i love it. it's quickly ahead and great for your body. after running, the endorphins go through you and make you happier. they were not the only ones showing an emotional moment on the finish line. there is a couple who have just completed the rays. a camel. i can confirm the camera was narrowly beaten by a rhinoceros and you knew. nicholas, you have the other side about special story. yes, i have. ispoke earlier to david, the man u is being helped by fellow runner matthew. he told how grateful he was to matthew, who carried him across the finish line.
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that was such a decent thing that he did. to be honest, maybe i wasn't clear enough, but i was urging him to move on, please don't sacrificed you race for me. but he stuck with me, andi you race for me. but he stuck with me, and i think the volunteer also joined on the other side. but literally, i got up, they helped me up literally, i got up, they helped me up andi literally, i got up, they helped me up and ijust tried to move. literally, i got up, they helped me up and i just tried to move. well done to you both. matthew did a greatjob. and the obvious question, david, will you take part in the marathon next year? i don't know. i will sit down with my very supportive wife, and we will work something out. but i think it's very unlikely. i was in the medical tent, and it was quite scary. the amount of trainingi and it was quite scary. the amount of training i put into it, i couldn't have done more. i've been
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running on average 75 miles a week for the last 20 weeks. and i don't think i can do more. i think this is it. i've been running two years, and what better way to go than the london marathon? obviously, i'm very emotional today. and i'm so grateful for all of the volunteers of the medical tent, who took such good care, but it was never my plan to put myself on the line. i have got two young children. that was a scary experience, doing something that i supposedly enjoy. sorry, nicholas, i'm rambling just a bit. obviously, i'm rambling just a bit. obviously, i'm still in an emotional state. i could do with a steak and chips, to be honest. the medical team were filling me through ofjelly beans
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and all sorts, so i'm looking forward to a decent meal. he finished the london marathon with many thousands of others today. four trains from four different eras — including the world—famous flying scotsman — are giving rail enthusiasts in yorkshire a rare treat this morning as they are travelling side—by—side along the tracks of the east coast mainline in what has been described as a "once in a lifetime event." our correspondent, phil bodmer, was in york for the event this morning which is also celebrating the "past and future" of the railway. what a sight this is, you canjust hear the band and the pipers you have struck up on platform five. you can see the intercity 125 and the 225 next to it. you can see the steam of the flying scotsman, which is just about to leave york station right on cue. the icon of the railways built in doncaster
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works in 1923 and plied its trade along the east coast main line from 1924. as we get covered in soot and steam, let's just talk to the people responsible. robert mcintosh from network rail, you've been instrumental in getting this going. how logistically difficult has it been to arrange all this? over the last year, lots of people said it was too difficult to do, but as you can see, it is a must—do event, a fantastic event and thanks to all the partners were making it happen. gary from welcome to yorkshire. this has showcased yorkshire at its best. yes, and you can see from the thousands of people who turned out to watch it. it really has been absolutely splendid.
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all the partners who have been involved and worked closely on this, it's been a real challenge for all our teams, but they've pulled it off and it's been a really popular thing. i was talking to the managing director of virgin east coast and he said it could never happen again. we'll do something like this very soon again, don't you worry about that. this draws people together and that sense of yorkshire pride. yes, it galvanises communities, it brings communities together. in five days' time, we have the world's biggest bike race happening. you'll see millions of people turn out for that again. we do big events in yorkshire and we do them really well now. thanks for allowing us on the platform today to enjoy the experience with you. i will have to go home now and wipe the soot off. we will have to get the thick coat
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out again. beautiful weather for the time being. the evening is not looking bad across most of the uk. scattered fairweather cloud. but the change is taking place in the far north of the british isles, look at the temperature dipped in shetland. the cold air will think south over the next 2a to 48 hours. starting tonight, the front moves through scotland, cold air coming from the arctic. we see some wintry showers across the scottish hills. to the south, mild. watch how the front moves


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