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this is bbc news, i'mjane hill live in borough market near london bridge. police say they know the identities of the three men involved in saturday's attack, as more properties in east london were raided early this morning. christine archibald from canada is the first victim to be named. the 30—year—old social— worker was visiting london for the first time with her fiance. 36 people are still being treated in hospitals across the capital — 18 of them remain in a critical condition. more tales of heroism — the romanian chef who hit one of the attackers over the head with a crate and sheltered 20 people in his bakery. and while he was dodging it, i was walking towards him and i hit him in the head with the second crate i have in my hand. in the general election campaign —
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the conservative and labour leaders clash over police numbers and who's best placed to protect the country the uk terror threat level remains at "severe" — but additional security measures are being put in place, including on central london bridges. in other stories this afternoon... the first funeral of a victim of the manchester concert stone bombing. and high and high emotions at the concert for the manchester victims. good afternoon and welcome to london
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bridge where we are broadcasting close to where seven people, from all over the world, 48 people were injured, and i8 all over the world, 48 people were injured, and 18 of those, the hospitals are telling us, are still ina hospitals are telling us, are still in a critical condition. the police investigation continues and police say they know the identities of all three men involved in the attack. there have been a number of raids to the east of the capital and a number of arrests. our correspondent richard galpin has the latest. this is borough market in the midst of the attack. it's being filmed by florin morariu, who's from romania.
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but instead of running to safety, he attacks the three men stabbing people in front of him. translation: i really thought i was in danger so i threw a bread crate at one of the attackers. i saw he was going to dodge it so i hit him on the head with another crate. he also sheltered 20 people in the bakery where he works. they and many others describing him as a hero. but already seven people were dead and more than 20 critically injured. 30—year—old christine archibald from canada is the first of those killed to have been named. she left canada to be with herfiance and died in his arms on london bridge on saturday night. the police are working hard to establish the identity of all of those who were tragically killed or injured in the event
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on saturday night, but it is now clear that sadly victims came from a number of nationalities. this was an attack on london and the united kingdom but it was also an attack on the free world. this morning, counterterrorism police carried out more raids in north—east london, targeting two properties, as the hunt for any accomplices of the attackers continues. around about 4:10am this morning i heard a massive loud explosion, gunshots, about 20 gunshots going off across the road from an mot car tyre place across the road from us. loads of unmarked police. the police say they already know the identity of the three attackers. but while so—called islamic state claims it was behind the attack, the police doubt the militant group was directly involved. all the recent attacks, i think, have a primarily domestic centre of gravity. in the five we have foiled and these
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three recent attacks, in some of them there are undoubtedly international dimensions. we will always be looking to see if anything has been directed from overseas but i would say the majority of the threat we are facing at the moment doesn't appear to be directed from overseas. in the last hour, the mayor of london has condemned what he described as the poisonous ideology of the men who carried out the attack. the acts of these three men on saturday night was cowardly, was evil, and i'm angry and furious that these three men are seeking to justify their actions by using the faith that i belong to, to justify their actions. the ideology they follow is perverse and is poisonous, and it has no place in islam. this was the third attack
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injust three months. two of them on bridges, where security is now being increased. and the threat level remains at severe, meaning yet another attack is highly likely. richard galpin, bbc news. let's ta ke let's take a moment to reflect and remember some of the victims of saturday's attack. the first victim of the attack to be named is 30—year—old canadian national christine archibald. a french citizen was also killed, and four others seriously hurt. four australians are also known to have been caught up in the attack. all of this reminds us just how diverse city london is, and how attractive it is to overseas tourists as well. a number of police officers caught up in the attack.
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0ne officers caught up in the attack. one was off duty at the time but he rushed towards one of the three men who carried out the attack. daniela relph reports. to herfamily, she was chrissie, a person who had room in their heart for everyone, they said. a person who believed everyone should be valued and respected. christine had moved to europe from canada to be with her boyfriend, tyler. on saturday night she died in tyler's arms. they had been walking over london bridge as the attack began. the van hit 30—year—old christine. her boyfriend's family say he tried desperately to keep her alive and paramedics were on the scene very quickly, but there was nothing they could do to save her. in a statement her family said she wouldn't have understood the callous cruelty of her death. they also made this plea... christine archibald had worked at a homeless
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shelter back in canada. she had studied social work at university in calgary, where she was remembered as a shy and talented student. the area of social work she chose to work in is one of the most challenging areas and required substantial commitment, substantial compassion, and she was able to do that really successfully. she would be somebody we would be proud to have called a social work colleague. australian candice hedge was stabbed in the neck on saturday night. she had been trying to hide from the attackers in borough market. her family believe she is actually one of the lucky ones. i was really scared, yeah, really, really scared. we eventually got onto the hospital. they spoke to me and said she had gone to surgery. she had a knife wound in her neck. across the london hospitals,
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the injured are still being treated. at king's college hospital, seven people remain critically ill. all the patients are being cared for by intensive care and surgical teams, who are doing an excellentjob. a number of patients remain in critical care, where they receive good treatment, and i expect them to remain there for a number of days or weeks to come. in the coming hours and days, the names of the other six killed will be made public, as will the anguish and pain of their family and friends. daniela relph, bbc news. a little while earlier, commander mak chishty from the met police read out a statement on behalf of the muslim community in reaction to saturday night's attack. this terrorist attack is an attack
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on all communities, including the muslim communities. every time a terrorist attack takes place, muslim communities either face or fear a backlash against them. the muslim community appeal to all sections within their own communities to root out the scout of terrorism which hides amongst their own people. and masquerades as islam. the muslim community is alarmed and concerned that this attack by three people, which would have required planning, and yet was not reported. it is the islamic duty of every muslim to be loyal to the country in which they live, and we are now asking questions to understand how extremism and hatred has taken hold within some elements of our own communities. terrorism and extremism
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is hurting islam. muslims must do more to stop such attacks from happening again. and we want to know how we can play a greater role in the future. in terms of the continuing police investigation, the metropolitan police are saying they know the names of the three men, who were shot and killed within eight minutes of the attack. those names have not yet been released for operational reasons. cressida dick, the head of the metropolitan police. she said they will not be releasing the names yet. it is not thought, cressida dick feels. i'm so sorry. the attack
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was not directed from overseas. that is the key element of what cressida dick was saying on her big interview on the today programme. 0ur security correspondent has this report. chasing down a suspect in east london, as armed police aim their weapons. for the third time in three months, police are scrambling to follow up leads in the wake of an attack. in barking in east london, suspects were made to lie on the ground. many of those arrested were women. this is one of the three murderers on saturday night after being shot dead by police. it's emerged that at least one of the three had been reported for his extremist views, but apparently no action was taken. we have hundreds and hundreds of officers engaged in trying to piece together whether anybody else knew about the attack or planned or supported it in any way at all, and we have been arresting people.
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it's the conflict in syria that has massively ramped up the terrorist threat. hundreds of british jihadis have gone to join the ranks of so—called islamic state. as that group faces defeat in the middle east, hundreds have come back and thousands more are being recruited into islamic extremism over the internet. what we have seen after this flurry of attacks now is that people are becoming frustrated, people do want to see concrete steps and actions from the government in a meaningful way that can mitigate this threat, that can manage it down. educating people about the risks of radicalisation extends even into the classroom. this was a school in waverley, birmingham. the government's prevent programme aims to steer people away from extremism before it's too late. help groups have also been set up to offer advice to vulnerable families. having that deep involvement, actually that parental control so to speak... yeah. which is the key here. and that's why our work is centred around mothers, because they are the key change makers.
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they are the first ones to spot the signs. given the state of the terrorist threat, this is unlikely to be the last time britain mourns its victims from an attack on our streets. police action can only go so far. challenging the ideology that feeds terrorism has now become the priority. let's talk more about some of the really remarkable stories which have an emergency saturday's attack. lots of stories of bravery. 0ne one person is a chef and baker who hit one of the attackers over the head with a crate, then sheltered 20 people and got safety inside his bakery. he has been talking to the bbc earlier today, speaking through an interpreter. he is romanian and
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spoke to return to let interpreter to victoria derbyshire. and there were a lot of very scared people coming outside from this exit. and i went over there. i walked for, i don't know, six metres. i saw nobody. but in an alley at my left on borough market there were four people. there was a very relaxed man who was just walking out of borough market. was that one of the attackers? no. when did you see the attackers, florin? i am looking at what is one normal men, after, in the back is two people,
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and one after back, big man. behind him, yes. he is coming, these two guys, and that is what... this is to the right, and these guys, and these guys down. you say you saw the attackers plunging the knives into revellers? together, these two guys, and it is scary. translation: i felt pity for the victims. i didn't know how to handle things or how to react. i thought i'm also in danger. i just threw the crate at them. i threw the first crate.
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i knew he was going to dodge it. and while he was dodging it, i was walking towards him and i hit him in the head with the second crate i have in my hand. so the moment i hit him in the head with the crate, behind him there was a police car coming towards us. that was florian talking to an interpreter earlier this morning after he helped people in borough market on saturday night. 0ne after he helped people in borough market on saturday night. one of the many things we know about how the night unfolded is the speed of the response from the police and the
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emergency services. we know that the three attackers were shot dead eight minutes after the initial alarm was raised. this was alljust after 10pm local time. let's talk about that response and the investigation generally. joining me now from cardiff is lee dodderidge, a former member of the uk's national counter terrorism security 0ffice (nactso) and now director at covenant security and risk management your your thoughts on the response? it was a normal, has been —— it has been phenomenal, as has been mentioned many times. it is a textbook response to this kind of attack. the police have the ability
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to look after them when the attack happened. —— in these kind of attacks happened. i don't want to diminish the bravery and response here in any way, but i'm curious and operational perspective whether it was so operational perspective whether it was so swift because the attack came, regrettably, not long after the atrocity in manchester. would there have been more preparedness, more awareness, we know the security level was high purely because of manchester? not necessarilyjust because of manchester. the severe threat level, we do have the response because for every threat level there is a level of response. we saw the same effect of response in westminster. it could be argued because it was in westminster, a lot of firearms officers were there at the time. yesterday, the armed response vehicles got to be seen quite rapidly. what we need to make
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sure as a country is we can replicate the response, we have that capability throughout the country to replicate the speed of that response elsewhere. are you saying that the response could always be that remarkable in an urban area, with a high concentration of people and police? is that your point? 0ther geographical variations? in a police? is that your point? 0ther geographicalvariations? in a larger cities such as london and other areas like manchester, they have the luxury of the number of resources able to get there. there will always be atmospherics that may affect it. heavy, busy traffic could influence it, getting people though as soon as possible. we must all bear a mind with rural locations or smaller cities, they do not have the luxury of tactical firearms teams and other
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things are in play. they can still respond and have the same tactics and capabilities and weapons, and training. but there will be a difference in the time they will get there. can i ask you for your thoughts more broadly on intelligence and the role of the security forces? cressida dick herself, the head of the metropolitan police, raise the issue of resources on the radio this morning. it is something that is waste time and again. when an attack like this happens. —— raised time and again. we can't prejudge but in and again. we can't prejudge but in a situation like this, it can be avoided, there are the resources in this country to try and track people. we are fortunate in the uk, we are seeing another view understand this, we are viewed internationally as leaders in our counterterrorism efforts. the
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americans look towards our model and in some areas, we have people in roles and the americans don't have those figures. and throughout europe, we are leading the way. there are some key areas where we have seen reductions. and to maintain ourlead in have seen reductions. and to maintain our lead in this, we need to make sure we resourced each department correctly. interesting to hear your perspective, thanks for joining us. joining us from cardiff there. there will be a vigil here at 6pm this evening, to remember those who died and were injured. that will ta ke who died and were injured. that will take place near city hall. that is inafew take place near city hall. that is in a few hours from now, at the end of the working day. so as many people as possible can come together to remember and reflect what happened here, near london bridge, on saturday night. for now, from here, i will hand you back to simon.
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i security correspondent has been following jeremy corbyn. he hasjust left here in the north—east of england. he has several visits today. he came here ostensibly to launch labour's housing policy and talk about the investment that the party would put into house—building and assuring everyone could have somewhere to live and a roof over their heads. but of course, inevitably, because of the events at the weekend in london, the whole election campaign is overshadowed by that. jeremy corbyn was therefore asked about his approach to security, he has laid out labour's case in a speech in carlisle last night when he talks about the impact of conservative cuts to police numbers. labour have pledged to reverse that and another 10,000
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police officers out there on the streets. they have also committed more prison officers and security and counterterrorism officers. he was reiterating those arguments today. although we three days the election, there are whole range of issues that people will be desperately interested in hearing about from the party leaders right now. in the wake of what has happened, given the magnitude of the attack in london. there is the question as to how each party leader will keep the streets safe. a bit of a strange time forjeremy corbyn to call on trees are made to resign, three days before the election? he seemed to do so earlier, asked when they matter if he would ask theresa may to resign over police number. i just asked him about that and he said it would be up to the people on
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thursday, that is what the election is for. for the members of the public to give the vote. not repeating the calls to resign but he did say he was reflecting on what he saw as anger at theresa may as home secretary for six years, and what he said was her providing the police cuts would threaten public safety. i think he has not gone as far as to say he wants her to resign, because in pure practical terms, three days before an election and don't feel how you'd see a leadership contest. but he's reflecting, he says, a and just before —— reflecting a public mood just before they go to the ballot box. a little more nuance there, thank you. and at 5.20pm on the bbc news channel we'll be putting your questions to co—leader of the green party, jonathan bartley.
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you can get in touch via twitter using the hashtag #bbcaskthis, or text your questions to 61124. you can also email us at the first funeral of a victim of the manchester arena attack is taking place on the island of barra in the outer hebrides. eilidh macleod was on a school outing to the ariana grande concert when a suicide bomber killed 22 people. herfriend, 15—year—old laura macintyre, remains in hospital. from barra, our scotland correspondent lorna gordon reports. under grey atlantic skies, eilidh macleod was returned to her island home. slowly, gently, her coffin carried across the sand as a piper played music the teenager had been learning. this small community on the peaceful island where eilidh lived has been in shock at her death. the local school closed, businesses shut as hundreds of islanders filled the church and lined the streets for herfuneral. her family wanted this to be a celebration of eilidh‘s life. a young girl with an endearing,
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infectious personality. kind and cheerful, who loved music, reading, and spending time with herfriends. eilidh had gone to manchester with herfriend, laura macintyre, this who remains in hospital with serious injuries. eilidh‘s uncle said the legacy of eilidh‘s memory was now the islands to cherish and protect. in contrast to the hate that took her life, eilidh‘s life was — and now stands — as a testament forever to the world of love, of innocence, goodness, generosity, kindness, and faith. eilidh will be laid to rest in the village in which she grew up. a beautiful girl, her parents said, who would stay eternally young, loved by all, and forever in their hearts. lorna gordon, bbc news, barra in the western isles.
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on the other side of the newsroom, it is louise. there she is. it has been such a long time we have been talking about difficult driving conditions after a warm may. look at this afternoon, difficult conditions. that could cause some travel disruption for the early evening rush hour. the rain has been piling in across much of south—west england and wales and north—east england. —— northwest ingram. the strongest winds will be at gale force on the coast. that brain will push through the night. i wet and windy night for many of us. the first thing tomorrow morning,
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through central and eastern england, there will be some rain around and some quite persistent, lingering for much of the day in north—east scotland. western areas fare better but still pretty windy. top temperatures just 11 to 18 degrees. wednesday should quieten down, drier weather and just a bit warmer imbeciles with highs of 20. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines at 3.30pm: police say they know the identity of three men who carried out saturday's terror attack in central london. further arrests have been made following early morning raids in east london. a 30—year—old canadian social worker been named as one of the seven people who died in the attack. christine archibald was in london with herfiance. 36 people are still being treated in hospitals across the capital, 18 of them remain in a critical condition. security has become a key issue in the lead up to the general election as labour and the conservatives clash over who is best placed
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to protect the country the uk terror threat level remains at "severe", but additional security measures are being put in place including bridges across london. and the first funeral for one of the victims of the manchester concert attack has taken place. 14—year—old eilidh macleod was laid to rest on the scottish island of barra. it's time for sport. we go to will perry and we have got news of andy murray. andy murray has reached his seventh french open quarter—final after a straight sets win over russia's karen khachanov. the world number one dominated the match against the unseeded 21—year—old. murray comfortably took the first set 6—3. he had a brief wobble in the second when he was broken, but still went on to take it 6—4. murray wrapped things up taking the third set 6—4 to secure a last 8 tie with either kei nishikori or fernando verdasco.
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chelsea winger eden hazard will have surgery after breaking his right ankle on sunday while on international duty with belgium. the premier league champions are waiting to discover if he'll be fit for the start of next season. hazard will miss belgium's friendly on monday against the czech republic and their world cup qualifier against estonia on friday. there's nothing official on how long he'll be out for. another chelsea midfielder, ruben loftus cheek, has been ruled out of england's under—21 squad for the forthcoming european championships. loftus cheek is still struggling with a back injury. chelsea's izzy brown and manchester city's patrick roberts are also out because of injuries. so england face sweden in their opening group game in poland on friday, 16th june. england are through to the semi—finals of the under 20s world cup right after a 1—0 win over mexico. paul simpson's side took the lead in south korea through striker dominic solanke, who recently joined liverpool from chelsea. they had to play the final quarter on an hour with ten men after tottenham's josh 0no—mah was sent off.
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but england held on and they will face italy in the last four. warren gatland has named a new starting line—up. defendersjoe walsh, tom lockyer, gethinjones as well as midfielder lee evans and forward ben woodburn are in a 23—man squad. there's also a start for james haskell at flanker. there are eight all blacks in the blues starting 15. there is 15 new guys starting with an opportunity to put our hands up to obviously raise the standards week on week and game on game. that's what we're going to need to
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do to beat the all blacks in three orfour do to beat the all blacks in three or four weeks' do to beat the all blacks in three orfour weeks' time. england's one day captain eoin morgan says it's important players can discuss their concerns following saturdays terror attack in london. the icc say swift measures have been taken to ensure the safety of teams competing in the champions trophy and morgan says it's right the tournament continues. we're lucky in comparison to others, but it has been the talk of the changing room the last couple of days as we proved in leeds that we can try and push things to the one side, and put it into prospective and try and put a smile on people's faces. terrorist activity happens for one reason and it's to obstruct people's every day way of life and for us to go about this tournament as if everything is ok, although it's not quite, i think is very important. elsewhere in england's group australia and bangladesh are playing at the oval, knowing defeat would leave them on the brink of elimination. australia took three early
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bangladesh wickets but tamim iqbal, who made a century against england last week, has made an unbeaten 50 as the tigers look to post a competitive total. they're 122—4 in the 30th over that's all sport for now. the whole borough market area following on from saturday's attacks and we willjust to remind you there isa and we willjust to remind you there is a vigil tonight due at 6pm tonight. a vigil to remember those who died and were injured here on saturday. 18 people still in a critical condition. we will have more from the hospital in a moment. let's hear first of all some reaction from the archbishop of
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canterburyjustin reaction from the archbishop of canterbury justin welby has reaction from the archbishop of canterburyjustin welby has been talking and giving his reflections following saturday's atrocity. throughout certainly the last 500 years, throughout history in many ways, that religious tradition, scriptures have been twisted and misused by people, and sometimes the way in which religious leaders through history of all the major faiths have behaved permits and occasionally encourages that. and we have to say that if something is happening within our own faith tradition, we must take responsibility for being very, very clear in countering it. the struggle we're in is it has short—term securities aspects, it has medium term community and educational aspects, but long—term i would say it's global, it's generational and it's ideological. but when politics have told us, as they have done, this is nothing to do with islam, you are saying that is a mistake, it's a cul—de—sac, it's not getting us anywhere.
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i don't think it is getting us anywhere, any more than if we said that srebrenica had nothing to do with christianity. i think we need to say that we have to take responsibility, and many people would disagree with me on that, but i think we have to be careful about that. you can find similar theological traditions in all the major world faiths, and we are seeing it right round the world in attacks on different faith traditions, by a faith tradition, all round the world. there's been a huge increase in them over last 20 years, and we need to counter that within our own tradition and to stand up and say why it's not acceptable to teach people, to educate people. i think one of the problems in this country is a very high level of lack of religious literacy by those who have to take responsibility for countering these things. meaning what? what is it that people don't know that they should? they often don't understand the very basic doctrines of the faith they are dealing with. within christian faith the basic
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traditions of the faith and why they have an impact on people's lives. they are often people who are unable to put themselves in the shoes of religious believers, and understand a way of looking at the world that says that this defines your whole life, every single aspect of who you are and what you are. and that needs to be, within my own tradition, as a christian, one sees enormous heroism and courage and beauty, coming out of that, but one's also aware that in the past there has been a dark side to it. the archbishop of canterbury speaking on the today programme on radio 4. let's get an update on those injured in the attack now. 0ur correspondent simonjones is at king's college hospital. simon, what are they telling you
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there? well, we have had an update this afternoon from nhs england. 36 people who were injured in the terror attack are still being treated in five hospitals here in the capital. of those 18 remain in a critical condition. at this particular hospital, seven are receiving critical care and doctors say it's likely to remain that way for several days or even several weeks. the type of injuries they have been dealing with here include sta b have been dealing with here include stab wounds to the face, the neck and also the torso plus they have been treating people who were hit by the van driven by the attackers. now for the hospital here, they entered quickly on news of the attack, their emergency protocol. many staff were called in. some of them having to deal with for rifk scenes in the hospital, but the man who is in charge of the emergency department here told me despite the terrible
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attack he feels they responded very well. we train very hard for incidents such as this and we have also, unfortunately, been involved recently in the westminster bridge attack as well. but the training of our staff really pays testament to the level of care that was delivered on saturday night, that everyone was able to slip into major incident mode and deliver top—quality care as we would do on any normal day of the week without a major incident been declared. we had large numbers of junior and senior medical and nursing staff attending. large numbers of consultants attending from home. we were very, very well resourced. we mustn't forget the role that people like our porters and chaplaincy services played as well, who all attended and were there during the night. well, the doctor told me that you turn upforyour well, the doctor told me that you turn up for your shift and you do your job, turn up for your shift and you do yourjob, but it's only when you get home at the end of the day and think about what happened that you realise the true horror of it and the doctor told me that he found it depressing that they were increasingly dealing with incidents like this. for
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example, he was called in and at this hospital, they dealt with the aftermath of the westminster terror attack, but we have been hearing how staff went beyond the call of duty. for example one clinician at a nearby hospital was cycling home on saturday evening. he saw a huge number of police officers and also ambulances heading towards london bridge so not knowing what was going on, he simply turned around and cycled back to the hospital and became part of the team that started treating the injured. there has been much praise for the emergency services. the ambulance service got on to the scene within six minutes of being called. they were heading into a dangerous situation when many people their natural inclination would be to do the opposite. there are some really, really remarkable stories that have emerged since saturday. thank you very much, simon jones at king's college hospital in london. the mayor of london, sadiq khan, and met police commissioner cressida
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dick visited the scene of the attack at london bridge. the mayor began by paying tribute to the victims and to the emergency services. the speed of their response led to fewer lives being lost that would otherwise be the case, but also the injuries were less severe than otherwise would be the case. it is sad that officers have been injured very seriously in the attack on saturday night. that's as a consequence of them running towards danger, encouraging others to flee and risking their lives in the process. and can ijust say this — the acts of these three men on saturday night was cowardly, was evil. and i'm angry and furious that these three men are seeking
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to justify their actions by using the faith that i belong to to justify their actions. the ideology they follow is perverse. it is poisonous and it has no place in islam. and i condemn this terrorist act, but also the poisonous ideology these men and others follow. many people have been in touch to ask how can we remember those who lost their lives? how can we show the world that we won't be defeated by this terrorism? as a result, we will be holding a viblegle near to the scene down the road at 6pm tonight. we will be remembering the victims, theirfamilies, tonight. we will be remembering the victims, their families, saying thank you to the police, and
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emergency services and demonstrating that london won't be cowed by terrorism, nor will we allow these terrorists to fuel division and divide our communities. i have been a police officer for 34 years. i have been to many crime scenes as you can imagine. it is deeply, deeply chilling and sad to see what we have just seen and to think about the barbarous acts on saturday night. like the mayor, i'm intensely proud of the metropolitan police, and the emergency services. we saw extraordinary courage, extraordinary professionalism and extraordinary compassion from our public servants. but we saw the same courage and compassion from amazing members of our public and no doubt many of whom
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are actually visitors to london so out of all that horror and all that sorrow and all that tragedy, there is some hope to hold on to which is about our people and their spirit and that is also demonstrated today because london is back at work. reporter: jeremy corbyn the labour leader has called for theresa may's resignation over police funding. what is your thoughts on that? do you agree with him? that's news to me. i've been busy today dealing with other issues, but can i just say this which is really important? we need to make sure that the police have all of our support as citizens giving them information, but also its a fact that the more resources the police and experts have, the betterjob they can do. i'm on record over the last year expressing my concern about the police having the resources they need to keep us safe.
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i'm really pleased that the police do a fantasticjob with the resources they have, but it's just a fact that over the last seven years we, as a city, have lost £600 million from our budget. we have had to close police stations. sell police buildings and we've lost thousands of police staff over thousands of police staff. 0ver the next four years, there are plans to cut a further £400 million from our city's policing budget. there are plans to change the police funding formula which could mean we lose up to £700 million on top of that which leads to a total loss of our policing budget of £1.7 billion and we don't receive the right level of funding as a capital city we should receive. we receive half of the funds we should be receiving. £170 million versus £370 million, but also the capital city we have had the responsibilities from major events. there's a big cricket match
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today to state visits, some welcome, some less so, but the fact is we need to make sure that our police have the resources and support they need and as the mayor, myjob is to make sure our city is safe and i will do my best as the mayor to be an advocate and a champion for our police to get the tools they need. the mayor of london, sadiq khan and the commissioner of the metropolitan police cressida dick. there is a vigil tonight at 6pm to remember those affected on saturday night. we will have more from here, from the police cordon later on. for now, simon, back to you. after the terrorist attack on saturday night, he put out a statement telling londoners that they would see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days and he said then there is no reason to be
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alarmed. now, then donald trump criticised him for that saying seven dead, 48 wounded and the mayor london says there is no reason to be alarmed. the president has tweeted again. and there it is. "a ta pathetic excuse by london mayor sadiq khan who had to think fast on his no reason to be alarmed statement. msm is working hard to sell it." sadiq khan, during that statement we broadcast a moment ago, said in the run—up to several state visits, some of which he was looking forward to, perhaps a pointed remark bearing in mind that one of the state visits later this year is from donald trump. the spat on twitter continues. the headlines on bbc news: police say they know the identities of the three men involved in saturday's attack as more properties
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properties in east london were raided. 30—year—old christine archibald, a canadian is the first victim to be named. she was visiting london for the first time with her feonsy. 36 people are still being treated in hospitals across the capital. 18 remain in a critical condition. six arab countries including saudi arabia and egypt have cut diplomatic ties with the middle east state of qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region. they say qatar backs militant groups including so—called islamic state and al-qaeda, claims which qatar denies. jamie robertson is here. this is serious and the implications could affect us all? for qatar it is
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very damaging. it has been blockaded. the land access into qatar will be blocked so food and not so much water, because it is self dependant on water were blocked from getting in and the ports and air. so it is an effective blockade and you have got to think qatar has 90% of its food similar ported. food security is vitally important. it can get food in from other directions, but it will cripple it and from the airlines point of view, one of the effects will be this re—routing of a lot of qatar airways flights. they can't, big ones will be affected are coming out of the arab states and into doha, that's not going to happen. qatar airways says it will compensate people and re—routing them. says it will compensate people and re-routing them. qatar is a wealthy country. its oil, it has huge stocks
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of oil... it's the gas. it has oil as well. if you look at that map. across that narrow stretch of sea, i think it is the largest, if not the largest gas field in the world and that's what its fortune is based on. the qatar investment authorities, something like $350 billion worth of investments around the world and it has made its money out of that. depending on how long the crisis goes on for that will affect the way in which the qia invest its money around the world and one of the places where it invests a great deal amount of money is london and they invest in the shard, it invests in harrods and things likes vast amounts of property. it is meant to own more property in the uk than the queen of the it is a big, big investor. it will take time before any of that is affected. it has big investments in the stock market and we have seen the stocks invested in
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glencore and sainsbury‘s come down today. there is a little bit of anxiety about it. if this one goes on for a long time it could have serious effects. 0k, more from you later on.|j serious effects. 0k, more from you later on. i will be back in abhour. let's get a bit more on that concert held in manchester last night. there were high emotions at the benefit concert staged by ariana grande in manchester less than two weeks after the terror attack following her gig in the city. but the show also demonstrated the power of pop music to bring people together. here are some of the night's most powerful moments. let's not be afraid. # hey! # let me know you # you're all that matters to me... # manchester, we're strong # we're strong # we're still singing our songs
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# 0ur songs... # down the waterfall # wherever it may take me # i know that life won't break me # when i come to call # she won't forsake me... # it might seem crazy what i'm ‘bout to say # sunshine's here so she can take a break... # over and over, the only truth # everything comes back to you... manchester, we love you! manchester, london! we are here, and we are together, we are one! # you are, you are, you are everything...
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i want to thank you so much for coming together and being so loving and strong, and unified. i love you guys so much and i think that the kind of love and unity that you're displaying is the medicine that the world really needs right now. so i want to thank you for being just that. what a better way to fight evil with evil, than to fight evil with good, would you guys agree with that? cheering. # all the times that you rained on my parade # and all the clubs you get in using my name... let's just do this little exercise in love, just touch the next person,
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touch the person next to you. make human contact. tell them, "i love you!" look in their eyes, say, "i love you!" crowd: # don't look back in anger, don't look back in anger. # i heard you say cheering. # at least not today... # we're gonna live forever... cheering and applause. # oh, i can't hide #
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thank you so much, i love you! cheering. quite an evening at the old trafford cricket ground. time for a look at the weather. good afternoon everybody. plenty of weather to talk about. some of it good, but most of it not so. unless you are a gardener and grower you will be happy with the forecast. plenty of rain. we saw sunshine across the kent coast still, but most of us have been greeted by cloudy skies and heavy rain accompanied by strong to gusty winds as well. they are heaviest and most persistent rain across north—west england. a lot of surface water and spray associated with this and with the gusty winds as well. it could make
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for some tricky driving conditions during the early evening rush hour. tune into your bbc radio station. the winds gusting to gale force. a wet and windy night for all of us, maybe just northern ireland and western fringes seeing the best of the drier weather. so we start off on tuesday morning with some brightness out into the south—west, but there will be some wet weather around across the south and the east and that's going to be the story as we go through the day. so generally speaking, it looks as though we will see some wetter weather. into northern ireland, a brighter start to the morning. the heaviest of the rain looks likely to be sitting across scotland and actually the area of low pressure will sit out to the north and the east of scotland and linger there for much of the day. heavy rain expected before that low starts to track its way eastwards. it will do so. we will start to see an improvement and perhaps the most likely time for that as we move out
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of tuesday and into wednesday. but tuesday on the whole sees that weather front sitting across the north—east of scotland. the rain easing slowly, but surely across england and wales, bright and breezy conditions following on behind, top temperatures of 12 to 18 celsius. more subdued than we have seen recently. the low finally starts to scoot off towards scandinavia and then the isobars still stay squeezed together, so still a windy day on wednesday and the wind direction from a north—westerly. 0n those exposed north—west coasts it will be chilly first thing and generally into the afternoon, temperatures struggling 11 to 14 celsius. highest values, 20 celsius. wednesday will see a reasonable day of dry and sunny weather for many of us. make the most. the wet and windy weather is set to return on from thursday onwards. forfrom me later on. this is bbc news. i'mjane hill live in borough market near london bridge. police say they know the identities
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of the three men involved in saturday's attack, as more properties in east london were raided early this morning. christine archibald from canada is the first victim to be named. the 30—year—old social— worker was visiting london for the first time with her fiance. 36 people are still being treated in hospitals across the capital — 18 of them remain in a critical condition. more tales of heroism — the romanian chef who hit one of the attackers over the head with a crate and sheltered 20 people in his bakery.
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