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this is bbc news. i'm shaun ley. the headlines at 11: an official government review says the manchester bombing, which killed 22 people earlier this year, could have been stopped. having received that intelligence, mi5 should have opened an investigation, and who knows what that investigation would have found. the fact is, they didn't. as theresa may tries to rescue a brexit deal, a former conservative leader tells bbc news the uk should walk away if the eu doesn't change it's negotiating stance. you need to change this process, and to back off, otherwise we get on with other arrangements. christine keeler, the model at the centre of one of the great political scandals of modern times, has died at the age of 75. and on newsnight, should a doctor, convicted of manslaughter for errors that contributed to the death of a child can still be allowed to practise? we'll hear from the mother of a child who died in a leicester hospital, and a doctor worried that the blame culture is going
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too far. hello, good evening and welcome to bbc news. the bomber who attacked the manchester arena in may this year, killing 22 people, had been a "subject of interest" to the security service and opportunities to stop him were missed. that's the conclusion of an official review by david anderson, a former independent reviewer of terrorism legislation. he says it's conceivable that the attack by salman abedi could have been avoided had the "cards fallen differently." after the manchester bombing, and three terror attacks in london this year, counter—terror police and mi5 conducted their own reviews, as our security correspondent,
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gordon corera, reports. four terror attacks in three months, with some of those responsible known to the authorities, raising questions as to whether they could have been prevented. today, a review said that the bombing at manchester arena, which killed 22 in may, was the only one that might have been stopped. the bomber, salman abedi, had been known to the authorities in the past but was not under active investigation. however, data analysis of 20,000 former suspects flagged him as one of a few dozen people for further investigation. but nine days before a meeting about this, he carried out his attack. and in the months leading up to that, new intelligence came in, which, if assessed differently, might have made him a priority. in hindsight, it's quite obvious that having received that intelligence, mi5 should have opened an investigation and who knows what that investigation would have found. fact is, they didn't interpret the intelligence that way. the opportunity was missed.
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15—year—old 0livia campbell—hardy was killed in manchester. her grandfather today said he wasn't blaming the security services. they're going to do the best they can with the information they've got and they gather. assess theirselves, assess the situation, make decisions and act on it. i will not fault anybody for doing theirjob. 0n the other attacks, in the case of london bridge, ring leader, khuram butt, was under active investigation, but there were no signs of what he was planning. in westminster bridge, khalid masood was a former subject of interest, but there were no warning signs. in finsbury park, there was no intelligence on the man charged. this year's attacks were a shock to the security service mi5, and today's report makes clear there do need some changes. there are 126 recommendations in all. perhaps the most important — that information from here needs to be shared more freely with local police and other partners. the home secretary responded today
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by saying that police would have the money they needed. we will shortly be announcing the budgets for policing for 2017/18. i am clear that we must ensure counter—terrorism policing has the resources needed to deal with the threats that we face. as well as these four attacks, nine more plots have been stopped in the last year, and officials warn the threat remains unprecedented. gordon corera, bbc news. the prime minister has been warned by some of her own conservative colleagues that nothing must be done in the brexit talks which threatens the integrity and unity of the united kingdom. the warning was delivered after yesterday's setback for theresa may when the democratic unionist party of northern ireland objected to proposals for the irish border. labour said the government's approach to brexit was now an "embarrassment," as our political editor,
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laura kuenssberg, reports. you can shake hands as much as you like. reporter: prime minister, are you confident of a deal? but it doesn't mean there'll be a deal. the spanish leader, only one of the dozens she has to get onside. there are still a couple of issues we need to work on, but we'll be reconvening in brussels later this week. but it's this band she needs right now, the democratic unionist party's ten mps, feeling their power in every step. good afternoon, folks. they refused to back theresa may's deal in brussels yesterday over ireland's border. their fear? it would send northern ireland on a different path to the rest of the uk. clearly, the text that we were shown very late yesterday morning did not translate what we had been told in general conversations into reality. would you be willing to see the deal fail? we don't want to see the talks fail. we don't want to see an outcome where there's no deal. we want to see a sensible brexit.
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it's not a done deal, never too late. yesterday's collapse provoked arguments on all sides, with some believing scotland, wales or some sectors of the economy should all get special status now. in dublin, one clear message: no budging. clinging to the agreement that the north and south would mirror each others‘ rules and regulations in future. the ball is in london's court. the prime minister and the european commission, the negotiating teams, have asked for more time. i understand that the prime minister is managing many difficulties. number 10 still believes it could be back on by the end of the week. sorted certainly by christmas. but the failure yesterday meant a barrage of attacks in the commons. what an embarrassment. shambles. if the price of the prime minister's approach is the break up of the union and re—opening of bitter divides in northern ireland, then the price is too high. the suggestion we might depart the european union but leave one
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part of the united kingdom behind — still inside the single market and customs union — that is emphatically not something that the uk government is considering. reporter: confident of a deal, mrjohnson? there's no agreement yet at cabinet about the specifics of what happens next and there's brooding unhappiness about some brexiteers of what was promised. the former leader telling the bbc it might be time to walk away. this is a game being played out over power. the answer boils down to who will call the shots on this? right now, we have to say: not good enough. we simply cannot pay this price. you're saying to brussels, "back off or we'll walk." well, i think the statement is even more straightforward. you need to change this process and to back off, otherwise we get on with other arrangements. the prime minister and the dup are yet to talk directly today. theresa may is not in total control of her relationships with her friends or rivals.
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laura kuenssberg, bbc news, westminster. tonight, the dup leader, arlene foster, said tonight that the proposal being discussed yesterday in brussels about resolving the irish border question had come as "a big shock." at the heart of the dup's concerns was the prospect of reinforcing ties between the north and the republic and potential new differences emerging within the uk. 0ur ireland correspondent, chris buckler, has been to county antrim to examines the unionists' concerns. from the port at larne harbour, every day trucks and trade make the journey across the irish sea to britain. unionists say the rest of the uk is northern ireland's most important market, not the european union. and in this town, some were concerned by a brexit deal that focussed on interests on this island rather than across these isles. it would mean a united ireland. we need to keep hold of our beliefs and traditions. there's a lot of things
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sold down the river. we need to hold on to what we can. after many rows about flags and culture, some unionists worry that this is a kingdom that's becoming less united. politics in northern ireland tends to be dominated by questions of identity, whether see themselves as british or irish and what scared the dup was that the deal on the table seemed to prioritise relationships in the republic of ireland over those in the rest of the uk. there's certainly no love lost between the dup and irish government. they've accused each other of endangering relationships. daniel connor says this is a place where they really matter. if you're saying that the dup are trying to force theresa may's hand. what i'm saying is that this could easily be sorted out by the irish government. you know, if you're talking about the belfast agreement, they have as much
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responsibility as anybody else. the dup, which campaigned for brexit, had the power to say no to the deal, because the conservatives need their support at westminster. it does not want to be seen to weaken northern ireland's place within the united kingdom. anything which would bring northern ireland closer to dublin and further away from london would be very difficult for the dup to sell to its supporters. unionists should be wary of asking too much from the tories, —— in cutting any deal, there were some here that felt that unionists should be wary of asking too much from the tories, after all, they share many of their political principles. i think really theresa may, she would possibly be better to say to the dup, if you don't vote for us, what's the alternative — possiblyjeremy corbyn. i think that would be what they don't really want. keeping the tie that's will satisfy
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both the european union and the dup will be a difficult task for the prime minister. but she's left with no choice but to try to turn these negotiations around. chris buckler, bbc news, larne. christine keeler, the model who found herself at the centre of one of the great political scandals of modern times, has died at the age of 75. she became famous for her involvement in the profumo affair in 1963, a scandal that rocked the british establishment, as nick higham reports. # she loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah # it was the biggest scandal of the 1960s, and christine keeler was the woman at its centre — model, party girl, mistress of powerful men. john profuma was the ministerfor war. he and christine had a brief affair. when challenged, he lied about it to the house of commons and was forced to resign. it didn't help that yevgeny ivanov, a kgb spy, had also been seeing keeler. the old establishment never recovered from the shock. the profuma affair spelt the end of prime minister harold macmillan's government, but also the end of an era deference and respect in which had been discreetly swept under the carpet. it was one of the first occasions when politicians were held
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accountable for their private behaviour and their bedroom antics actually had ramifications in their political careers. christine always claimed she was more prey than predator. i wish that at that time i had been older so that i would have been able to have answered or spoke up for myself. she'd left school at 15, her childhood home had been a pair of converted railway carriages. she'd a child at 17, and then lived with peter rachman, a notorious slum landlord. later, a west indian boyfriend was charged with assaulting her and christine lied in court. she was jailed for perjury. who is that, by the bins? she lives here. she owns the shop round the corner. she went on to write three books, one filmed as scandal. christine was happy to help with the film's publicity. i've told you, i'm happy as i am. i never felt bitter i think that's some press have said that.
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but i've never felt bitter, maybe they were hoping i was, but, no, not at all. i haven't felt bitter. i'm pleased that the truth can come out now. but she was often broke, a victim, many thought, of establishment hypocrisy and two marriages ended in divorce. tonight her son said she'd earnt her place in british history, but at huge personal cost. nick higham, on christine keeler, who died late last night at the age of 75. and in hull, lubaina himid has become the oldest winner of the turner prize, and the first black woman to pick up the award. the za nzibar—born, preston—based
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artist won the £25,000 prize for work addressing racial politics and the legacy of slavery. thejudges praised her "uncompromising tackling of issues including colonial history and how racism persists today." russia has been banned from next year's winter olympics, following an investigation into allegations of state—sponsored doping. but the international olympic committee says individual russian athletes who pass a vetting process will be allowed to compete. the head of the russian 0lympic committee has accused the ioc of punishing clean athletes. that's a summary of the news. newsday is coming up at midnight. now on bbc news, it's time for newsnight with evan davies. ireland is unhappy. the dup is unhappy. we want there to be a sensible brexit. and we will continue to work...
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and now some of the brexiteers in her own party are very unhappy. this is a game being played out over power and the answer at the end boils down to who will call the shots on this, and right now we have to say, not good enough. you need to change this process and to back off, otherwise we get on with other arrangements. can theresa may escape the tangle of competing demands on her brexit vision? the clock is ticking. we hearfrom the european parliament and from a prominent brexiteer. should britain or the eu make the next concession? a doctor made a series of mistakes. a six—year—old child died. should the doctor be allowed to practise again? we hearfrom the mother of jack adcock, who died at the leicester royal infirmary, and a doctor who wants the nhs to learn lessons rather than punish those who make errors. putin likes showing the world his sporting prowess. but his country's team are barred from the 2018 winter olympics.


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