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this is bbc news. in an the headlines at 6pm: police evacuate several properties in sunbury—on—thames in surrey as officers search a house in connection with yesterday's bomb attack in west london. it follows the arrest of an 18—year—old man in the port area of dover over the attack, in which 30 people were injured. on and on that critical. we urge the public to remain vigilant but not alarmed. at least four people have died after a crash involving several vehicles on the m5 motorway in gloucestershire. the foreign secretary borisjohnson revives his promise of more funding for the nhs after brexit. also in the next hour, hundreds of thousands of passengers are told their ryanair flights could be cancelled. the airline says it plans to axe up to 50 services a day for the next
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six weeks to improve punctuality. and sergio aguero scores a hat trick against watford to help put manchester city top of the table. we'll have that and the rest of the day's sporting news in sportsday in half an hour. good evening and welcome to bbc news. detectives investigating the bomb attack on the london underground have arrested an 18—year—old man, on suspicion of leaving the device on the train. 30 people were injured when it detonated yesterday at parsons green station. the man was taken into custody this morning in the port area of dover. the police believe the attack was motivated by islamist extremism. this evening an armed police
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operation is under way in sunbury on thames, in surrey. let's cross to robert hall with the latest at new scotland yard. this operation over in west london in sunbury—on—thames began at lunchtime today. there was very as evidence of police convoys speeding towards that location. cavendish street in sunbury—on—thames was sealed off very quickly, about 60 officers, some armed, and now there isa officers, some armed, and now there is a big forensic operation going on in that house. we're showing you pictures of the area. closely packed housing, a quiet suburb of london on a saturday afternoon. we will hear more ina a saturday afternoon. we will hear more in a moment about how people they heard about what was happening and how they reacted. that was the
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second major development in a day which saw this morning the arrest of an 18—year—old man at dover, a man police say is of significance to this enquiry and maybe the person who planted the device on the train yesterday. a colleague has been looking at the de‘s events, and here is his report. sealed off and evacuated in case of an explosion. streets in sunbury—on—thames in the south—west of london. streets surrounding the house of a man arrested today. police say the evacuation was a precaution while they searched the property. there could be a bomb down there and they were telling me i could go into my house even though there could be a bomb. i'm really scared. the 18-year-old man was arrested in dover this morning. police say it was a significant arrest related to yesterday's juke bombing, which they say was an act of islamist extremism. we're making
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considerable progress. you will assume the announcement of an arrest earlier in relation to this, and we will continue to work as hard as we can to make sure that we reduce the threat in this country, and that we know exactly who it was who did this, whether there is anybody else involved. it seems that the improvised explosive device, a bomb ina improvised explosive device, a bomb in a bucket, failed to go off properly, but it produced a sheet of flame in the carriage. 30 people and up flame in the carriage. 30 people and up in casualty and three were still in hospital this morning. despite this morning's arrest, the terrorism threat level is still at its highest possible level, with armed officers patrolling stations and anywhere large numbers of people may gather, like football matches. the threat level remains at critical, and there will be further investigations and pa rt will be further investigations and part of the operation later today. we urge the public to remain vigilant but not alarmed and we hope to come back with more news in due
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course. this investigation has clearly gone well today. counterterrorism detectives have a suspect in custody and then address link to him. but these are early stages, and clearly it is considered too early to be sure there is not still an outstanding event to be neutralised. that operation in sunbury—on—thames isa that operation in sunbury—on—thames is a slow and meticulous one. the exclusion zone remains in place. boys are taking no chances. you want people to feel secure until that operation is completed. let's talk to our correspondent who is down there on the police lines. catherine, for those who don't know, give us a sense of the area that you are in, the area of sunbury—on—thames. are in, the area of sunbury-on-thames. we are in this very residential area of sunbury—on—thames in the south—west of london. people saying it is a normal peaceful saturday afternoon when all this happened. you might be
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able to see behind me that police are still on the street, cavendish road, the house that they're concentrating on is about halfway down that street. police are arriving at about 1:40pm to searched the property as a precautionary measure following the arrest of the 18—year—old in dover. they have cordoned off the rest of the street and residents described what happened. a normal saturday afternoon, getting ready to go out and do some shopping. my seven—year—old said there is something going on outside. i had a look at the window and noticed police officers, shuddered to a neighbour and was told we got to get out we being evacuated. then had an officer bang on the door quite severely and say "get out, now! you've got two minutes." that was it. i walk down the road. a really scary scene for what is a small and
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quiet town. never anything like this before. having the guns in the black masks down your road, trying to walk your seven—year—old, telling him, "it's all right." it's scary. to be here, it's unbelievable. we believe that around 100 people have been evacuated. many of them are at a by evacuated. many of them are at a rugby club five minutes away. the by rugby club five minutes away. the rugby club five minutes away. the rugby club says it has been asked to provide care until at least midnight tonight but residents say they have no idea when it will be a load back to their homes. banks, catherine. and apologies for the break—up in that signal. let's recap. a great deal has happened since that partial explosion on the train that we now know injured 30 people. three people remain in hospital or did until early this afternoon. the others have since been released. hundreds
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of officers along with security officials have been looking at cctv pictures from along the tube line from stations, and they have been looking at more than 70 uses of evidence, video stills, and information provided by the public. somewhere in that mass of evidence, pieces of the jigsaw, they have been led to an individual. that individual, are certainly somebody we believe may be that individual, has been detained by kent police in the port of dover around 7:40am. he will be, or may already have been, brought back to london, to a london police station, for further questioning. and at lunchtime, as we had been warned by senior officers following the arrest, that operation in sunbury—on—thames. it's important to stress we have heard from the home secretary amber rudd who chaired the government cobra
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committee at lunchtime, she has been brought up to speed and has talked about the significance of this morning's arrest and topped about the need for the public to remain vigilant. the decision at the moment is that the alert state remains at critical, which means that there is the possibility of an imminent attack. and in london the metropolitan police commissioner cressida dick has been out on patrol with officers, and her message has been, we want you to remain vigilant, we are anxiously report anything that concerns and worries you, anything that might help the investigation, but on the other hand we have put in place but they now call operation tempera, urges the use of troops guarding some installations such as power stations, releasing armed officers onto the streets to act as reassurance and to assist quickly with any operations such as the one we have seen this afternoon. critical alert state, still an imminent threat in the eyes of the
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government, nevertheless a very fast moving police investigation, which we believe male to a further statement here at scotland yard this evening. at least four people have died in a crash on the m5 in south gloucestershire. it happened between junctions 15 and 1a, and involved several vehicles including a lorry. the motorway is closed in both directions, and avon and somerset police say it will be shut for a considerable amount of time. highways england says traffic is queuing for about six miles. earlier i spoke to dr amer hamed, who was on the road at the time of the incident. the three doctors, a senior gp, a cardiologist, and myself, consultant cardiologist. the truck driver, he
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was ok, but his legs. in the current self, so could not help them because the fire engine was not there. and then went to see the other people, then went to see the other people, the first car who had the massive destruction by the clap the' —— destruction by the clap the' —— destruction by the truck. a carbon into the ditch and the lady was critically injured. that was an eyewitness to the crash, and just update you with more detail, this coming from the police, confirming how the accident took place, just before 2:30pm they said that a lorry travelling site by and went through the central reservation and was in collision with at least two other vehicles on the northbound carriageway. a bit more detail regarding the crash on the m5,and to remind you that the motorway is closed in both directions. borisjohnson has renewed the controversial claim that britain will save £350 million pounds a week by leaving the eu, which can be spent on the nhs.
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the foreign secretary was setting out his vision of what he called britain's glorious future after brexit, in a newspaper article. labour and the liberal democrats say government divisions have now been laid bare, and accused mrjohnson of plotting a challenge to theresa may's leadership. joining me now is the labour shadow cabinet member and shadow secretary of state for international development barry gardiner. what did you think of the article? it's all about boris. this is just ridiculous. we have a cabinet in chaos. we have a prime minister who is openly being talked of as being challenged within weeks. we have a government that is supposed to be negotiating our future at the most critical stage of these negotiations
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in europe, and we now have a foreign secretary who is launching his own challenge to the prime minister, setting out his stall before she makes her major speech on the eu in florence this thursday. this is quite ridiculous. with regard to the claim about £350 million, this is something that the office of national statistics, which is the watchdog for these things, has already said is a bogus statistic, that politicians were wrong to use in the referendum campaign. it is the gross figure, not net, and it should not be used. for boris to have made the mistake over a year ago in using that figure is one thing. to do it again is mendacious. it is not just thing. to do it again is mendacious. it is notjust being a bad statistician, it is actually telling fibs to the british people, and we need to nail it. talking about nailing things. where does labour stand on brexit? because i don't
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know of you are aware of question time this weekend, the shadow women and equality is secretary don butler was on question time with david ingleby, and he pointed out there was confusion about labour policy. at least boris has been very open about where he sees brexit. so where is labour? there is total chaos in the conservative party between the foreign secretary, between him and david davis and theresa may and phillip hammond. they are at absolute odds in what their future vision is. labour's vision has been clearly set out. we set aside a week or so ago. we said they will be for a transitional period we will leave things exactly as they are. because now because of this government's incompetence in negotiations is not time to negotiate to separate deals, one for the transition period and then a final deal, so we say, give business certainty. we are all about
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jobs, all about our economy. we're having a brexit for the economy, they are having one that is an absolute chaos. and we've said, leave things as they now, that gives business certainty, they can trade on business certainty, they can trade o n exa ctly business certainty, they can trade on exactly the same basis, and then we have the time to negotiate whatever that end arrangement speed. 0k. whatever that end arrangement speed. ok. you say that, and yet let's just go back to the withdrawal bill. because jeremy corbyn go back to the withdrawal bill. becausejeremy corbyn has had a bit ofa becausejeremy corbyn has had a bit of a hit. he said the likes ofjohn hopkins, dennis skinner, they have all defied him. although you paint this unified picture, it's not quite like that. you really cannot make this... boris is front page of the daily telegraph and let's remember this is the day after we have just seen the tragedy at parsons green. he wipes that. he is so self obsessed that we have a front—page
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talking about a bogus figure, £350 million a week for the nhs, which he knows to be wrong, premeditated, this has all been in the can for days, clearly, and there it comes out today. you cannot make this about labour. labour's position is absolutely clear. and the reason we oppose the eu withdrawal bill was not because we disagree with the need to bring over the european laws and regulations and ensconced them into uk law seamlessly, everybody agreed that that was absolutely necessary so that there is no gap when we eventually do leave the european union. why we oppose that dell was because it was a naked power grab with the government absolutely drunk on its capacity then to say that any regulation, whether it's about environmental protection or clean air or yours and
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my rights at work, equalities, they can then rip them up at the say so of the secretary of state without winning back to the floor in parliament, without debate and without a vote. and we saw it then delivered even further last week when they then voted themselves an extra tory person on each of the standing committees in parliament. if labour were doing this, if labour are doing this, it would be considered a left—wing constitutional coup. there should be an outcry in this country about the undermining of democracy by this government. gary gardner, thank you. the headlines on bbc news: police evacuate people from their homes as they search a house in sunbury—on—thames in surrey in connection with yesterday's bomb attack on the london underground. at least four people have died after a crash involving several vehicles, including a lorry, on the m5 motorway in south gloucestershire. the foreign secretary, borisjohnson, revives the promise of billions of pounds of extra
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funding for the nhs after brexit. ryanair is facing a wave of complaints, after announcing it is cancelling up to 50 flights a day for the next six weeks. the move could affect hundreds of thousands of people. and some passengers who've already flown abroad with ryanair have been informed by text that their flight back to the uk has been cancelled. our business correspondent joe lynam reports. it's your‘s busiest airline, but it is grinding hundreds of its own planes. in doing so it is ruining holidays for thousands of its own customers, some of whom find themselves stranded overseas having been notified by text or e—mail by ryanair. the next flight to newcastle is next thursday. we
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cannot get through to anybody on ryanair we cannot get through to anybody on rya nair we can't cannot get through to anybody on ryanair we can't get through to a manager, the app does not work. if you phone ryanair all you get is "we are having a large void of calls." you bet! ryanair says get carter control issues and the weather as well as a surge in pilots and cabin crew taking holidays is forcing them to grind up to 50 flights a day until the end of october. that means passengers set to fly in the coming weeks simply do not know whether theirflight will weeks simply do not know whether their flight will take off. it could be cancelled right up to the moment they arrived at the airport. the spin that ryanair is bidding on this is saying we want to make our timekeeping better, their a—wheel putting more planes on the ground in case something goes wrong. from a passenger's perspective, someone like me who has a booking in the next few weeks, that looks like total tosh. basically it is a massive administrative foul up. basically the cabin crew and pilots are taking holiday before the end of
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the year. so what could you get back? eu rules say you're entitled to return flight or compensation, the airline also has to cover food and accommodation if you're stranded and accommodation if you're stranded and it should offer to pay for a flight with and it should offer to pay for a flight with a rival airline if it cannot get you on a flight to your destination. this means that these cancellations could cost the enigmatic boss of ryanair, michael 0'leary, up to £100 million. passengers potentially putting elsewhere? priceless. earlier i spoke with aviation expertjohn strickland. i spoke to their marketing director earlier and he said basically, we messed up. to put context on that. it isa messed up. to put context on that. it is a large airline, it flies about 120 million people a year. normally it is very well planned, it is an expansion and growth will stop this year it has been placed under a different regulatory regime, saying they have to bring their crew leave
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into a calendar year rather than financial year. instead of april to march it is january to december. that has caught the night. they have got through to the end of summer and found they have a lot of pilots who have to take leave. it is not a case of wishing it back or not taking it, pilots cannot fly more than 900 hours a year maximum, and they don't have enough pilots will stop they have enough pilots will stop they have to stand some don't take this leave in the next few weeks. that is leading to these cancellations. surely they would have had noticed that this new calendar year was coming into place? this is a question where ryanair are saying themselves they have messed up. this would be essentially a big headache and publication. group planning is one of the most challenging parts of logistics, we don't see it as customers. that is something they would have known about, they would have been working through, and at the moment it's not clear why it has built up. this summer flying programme is busier than winter so you're working pilots as hard as you can. but the legal framework.
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whether this has built up and they're hoping to overcome it. they have an additional problems, recently there has been a bad run of whether incidents, strikes. that means you have pilots on duty when the flight is delayed for a thunderstorm, eating up pilot hours evenif thunderstorm, eating up pilot hours even if they are sitting on the ground are not flying. in your conversation with kenny jacobs, ground are not flying. in your conversation with kennyjacobs, what did he say regarding compensation? as far as passengers are concerned, customers, they want to know are we going to be looked after full stop ryanair has a legal obligation. there is a regulation 261 which means that if flight cancelled or delayed beyond a certain amount of time beyond airline control they have to pay compensation. in syria, russian troops have taken control of the eastern city of darezor, forcing out so—called islamic state fighters. the city had been held by is for three years. russia's presence in the country has helped
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president assad hold onto power, despite the country's civil war. the bbc‘s steve rosenberg is the first british journalist to enter dare—zor since is was driven out. on a russian military helicopter, we are heading east across syria. +4. ----t--—-—.-u--- —— — ,, ,, ,,
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