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this is bbc news i'm rebecca jones. the headlines at eight... eyes to the right 215, no to the left 274. mps back a measure that would block the next prime minister suspending parliament in order to force through a no—deal brexit. send her back! tonight, the president gives this reaction.” send her back! tonight, the president gives this reaction. i was not happy with it. i disagree with it. but, again, i didn't say that, david.
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a care worker is convicted of the rain and murder of schoolgirl lucy mchugh who he killed, so she wouldn't expose him as a sex him as a sex offender. the younger brother of the manchester arena bomber appears in court charged with murdering the 22 victims of the attack. america's racism row chants and england's netball team already through to the semi finals are about to start their final group match aganst the world number five side south africa. good evening and welcome to bbc news, mps have voted in favour of blocking any attempt by the next prime minister to force through a no—deal brexit by suspending parliament. the commons voted 315 to 274 that's a majority of 41 to approve
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an amendment put forward by labour's hilary benn and former minister alistair burt. four cabinet ministers abstained from voting: the chancellor phillip hammond, thejustice secretary david gauke, the business secretary greg clark and the international development secretary, rory stewart. 17 conservatives voted against the government — including the junior minister margot james who has now resigned. it's being seen as a victory for parliament and a potential headache for boris johnson if he becomes the next prime minister he's refused to rule out proroguing or suspending parliament. and let's hear what margotjames had to say about her reasons for supporting the amendment. we did not yet know the result of the leadership and i am very keen and still hope jeremy the leadership and i am very keen and still hopejeremy hunt will win.
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iam and still hopejeremy hunt will win. i am backing him and and still hopejeremy hunt will win. iam backing him and had and still hopejeremy hunt will win. i am backing him and had done so all the time, and i remain hopeful but if he does not, then a boris has failed to rule out provoking parliament. he has issued very defiant noises about it or die, deal 01’ no defiant noises about it or die, deal or no deal out on the 31st, and over the christ that a campaign i had become increasingly alarmed at the way that he is now talking about dumping the backstop to get there, i did not know where he thinks it leaves the belfast agreement which is vital to the peace and security of the people of northern ireland. i think that government must take that seriously, so from all manner of other reasons as well, i feel the time was right today to join the people were trying to do that matters. meanwhile, the government tax and spending watch dog has warned that a no—deal brexit could
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cause a £30 billion hit to finances, from falling house prices to higher cost of living, the office for responsibility and budget spells out what happened in a no deal scenario and that is something both boris johnson and jeremy hunt, had not ruled out. here is our economics editor, faisal islam. it is the first time that the government's independent experts on tax and spend, the office for budgetary responsibility, have assessed what happens to the treasury tax billions and to public spending too if the uk leaves the european union without a deal. there is huge uncertainty, there is no knowing in advance exactly who will be right, the chance is everyone is going to be wrong in some respect, but the idea there is a big positive coming out of this is a relatively minority view. this is a serious and detailed assessment of the impact of no deal. it contains some positive surprises. under no deal, the government will tax some imports, there will be less interest to pay on the national debt. that gives a boost to the coffers here £11 billion a year.
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but that's completely outweighed by the projected hit to the tax take on workers, on property and on businesses, and extra welfare spending, total £41 billion. put that all together and you get a projected hit to the finances extra annual borrowing of £30 billion, or put another way, over £550 million a week in the red. far from the promise on the famous red referendum bus of extra billions for public services. rather than extra borrowing. indeed, so much so that the national debt starts to grow again. all of these 0br numbers hinge on a scenario borrowed from the international monetary fund. they show a hit to the economy, recession, and then a slow recovery. and within that by next year fall in the value of the pound
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versus the euro by 10%, house prices by 8% and prices rising faster than wages. a real terms wage cut again. so is this all doom and gloom? the numbers don't take into account future trade deals, one boris johnson supporter said the numbers were rubbish in, rubbish out, but they could actually be worse. the government is doing these test runs of parking trucks at a kent airfield. the 0br assumes there will only be minimal disruption from new customs procedures at dover, so it and the chancellor say these numbers aren't even the worst—case scenario. this assessment comes at a time when the economy is already slowing, at least partly because of businesses' no deal preparations. the question for the incoming administration of mrjohnson or mr hunt which is due in days, is whether they believe in independent advice, whether they believe in their own experts or not.
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this report takes the extreme pessimism of other economists and extreme optimism of some politicians and the cost of no deal and it pretty much splits the difference. and even then, it's not a pretty sight. faisal islam, bbc news. more now on and peace backing a motion that'll make it harder for a future prime minister push through a no—deal brexit against parliament. we speak now to robert hill is a professor of government and constitution and welcome to bbc news. what in your view does the boat today actually mean?” news. what in your view does the boat today actually mean? i think they mean significance, the size of they mean significance, the size of the rebellion on government site. when dominic first moved it a few days ago, it was carried by the
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narrowest of margins by only one vote. and today, the government defeat was by 41. this indicates the huge determination in the house of commons to try to prevent no deal. you say it indicates the grounds of opinion against a no deal, but doesn't actually make a no—deal brexit and possible? —— does it. doesn't actually make a no—deal brexit and possible? -- does it. not necessarily because technically it was an amendment to the northern ireland bell which requires a government minister to make a regular statement every fortnight about progress in talks of northern ireland, but even if that does not work, as one of several wizard have said, what it does indicate i think is the likely support in the house of commons and come september or october, that the government is
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heading for no deal, to use everything in their power to try to prevent that and in particular, to pull on the emergency formal break, which is a no—confidence motion. the size of the defeat today suggests to me very strongly that there was a formal no—confidence motion in early item to try and pray that no deal, because government was clearly heading in that direction, government would be very likely to lose that no—confidence motion and thatis lose that no—confidence motion and that is why i think it's a very serious warning for prime minister trying to head for a no deal that they run the risk of bringing down their own government and it being a short—lived prime minister. their own government and it being a short—lived prime ministerlj their own government and it being a short-lived prime minister. i guess the flip side is how much could this motion and decision actually
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weakened behind the future prime minister who may, let's say want to go to brussels and say, we are serious about a no deal, it is a favourable agreement.” serious about a no deal, it is a favourable agreement. i think you are rightand favourable agreement. i think you are right and hinting it seriously wea ke ns are right and hinting it seriously weakens because the price question likely to be asked by his european counterpart, particularly in the larger theresa may's difficulties in getting a deal through the house of commons is is, cannot tell as prime minister do you have the full support of the british parliament who are you are now proposing a particular deal had the support of the british parliament in saying that if necessary, you are willing to head for a no deal is not and what this demonstrates today, is that it's very unlikely that the prime minister can demonstrate that he would have the full support of parliament for that strategy. really good to talk to you, robert hayes a
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professor of government and the constitution a university college london. let's cross now to westminster where we can speak to oui’ westminster where we can speak to our political correspondent. next, what's the reaction to the boat being there? i think people who oppose no deal think that they have made a significant move towards allowing that to happen today. there are some, who are really worried about the impact of the no—deal brexit, they think they basically created a space not to make sure whatever happens, they have a chance to try and block it. they think they have the number is and they think they can see it to the next prime minister, we can stop and we found a way of doing it and created a mechanism and we had the backing but i have to say, even in the other side, borisjohnson‘s allies is still saying he's going to take us out by the end of october and they seem pretty confident that their man would not go to brussels and asked
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foran would not go to brussels and asked for an extension under any circumstances. it's a strange day where there is no doubt that there is some momentum with the people who are trying to stop the uk reading without a deal, they are happy and found themselves some space, probably in october to block no deal if things go that way, but we are not ina if things go that way, but we are not in a place where we can say that will not happen and there is still active and seconded to come. let's turn to labour now and the suggestion that labour appears could hold a vote of no—confidence in jeremy corbyn over his response to claims of anti—semitism. jeremy corbyn over his response to claims of anti-semitism. how likely is that boat? i think it's looking pretty likely, there is lots of disquiet in the labour group and house of lords, yes about the way the party has dealt with a defendant allegations, particularly since that bbc panorama documentary last week, but the immediate straw that appears
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to break the camels back here, is by sacking of the baroness, and she is a junior brexit minister or she was, on the labour front bench. also the deputy readerfor on the labour front bench. also the deputy reader for the piety and the house of lords, she made comments this week saying thatjeremy corbyn‘s team had not been listening when it came to anti—semitism, comparing them to that infant is seenin comparing them to that infant is seen in the film downfall, which is about adolf hitler final days in the bunker and they are not listening to anyone and whining about losing the war. that went down really badly without labour leadership, she was sacked from myjob, and peers are serious about that they are really unhappy with the way it was handled, they were happy she was told in the birthplace of their being sacked and on monday had an emergency meeting on monday had an emergency meeting on discussing whether to have a no—confidence vote, things are not good other there. and even if that
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next he will not have to stand on does no formal rebuke they could really administer, but it is just a sign of disquiet in the party. the union i know is holding a meeting, it is he receiving backing from his traditional union support base? fascinating to see this, bg and bra labour affiliated union, they are often quite close to the left and some of his allies. members of the union who work for the labour party had voted today overwhelming way to rebuke the party for its response to that panorama investigation. that think they are really unhappy about is the way the labour party dismissed whistle—blowers, calling them disaffected former staff members. basically hinting that they did not likejeremy corbyn‘s politics and that's why they were coming out and saying anti—semitism
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was a big problem in the party and leadership that wasn't dealing with a properly, this motion has been carried by the gnb branch for labour stoppers today, saying that party needs to apologise and union needs to come out tonight and say that party needs to take it seriously and they will be seeking meetings with management of the party and when you think about it, a union attacking the labour party for not dealing with staff properly, it's just another sign of how pensions in the labour party and the structures in the piety are really under extreme pressure at the moment. nick, good to talk to you. staying with politics, tomorrow evening we have a special programme on the liberal democrat leadership contest. the two candidates will go head to head here on bbc news at seven o'clock tomorrow night and if you have questions for them, tweet as using
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this hashtag. the headlines on bbc news. mps had back to bed to stop the new prime minister suspending parliament to force through —— it did. trump has distanced himself from chance at a rally yesterday when the cloud shouted send her back as he criticised a somalian born congresswoman. a ca re as he criticised a somalian born congresswoman. a care worker as he criticised a somalian born congresswoman. a care worker is convicted of raping and murdering the schoolgirl lucy, who he killed so she wouldn't expose and as a sex offender. sport now, let's catch up with everything going on this evening at the bbc sport signer. we will start with gulf, russ gave her the home favourite, and the press rounded up in championship we go live now to idem who is watching the
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action right now, this story of the day, but not for the reasons you would help. absolutely not, not for the reasons many people here would have helped as well, he left a big favourite, that greatest golfer and northern ireland and lots of expectation and help resting on his shoulders, but he really got off to the worst possible start going out of bounds with his very first shot at the championship. he ended up shooting and eight on the first hall, back nine as well fell apart with double bogey and triple before reaching the 18th. he ended up on eight over par for his reaching the 18th. he ended up on eight over parfor his round, he reaching the 18th. he ended up on eight over par for his round, he was deeply disappointed by that and he said he felt nervous and pressure and the weight of expectation as northern ireland hosts the in the first time since 1951, another struggling struggling player today, who gets lots of attention, tiger
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woods after his masters victory, lots of people expecting a lot from him, he has finished just in the last few minutes, he was with a late start as he bent ended up on seven overfor his start as he bent ended up on seven over for his round, start as he bent ended up on seven overfor his round, he start as he bent ended up on seven over for his round, he suffered as well. let's look at some of the readers then, jb holmes out on his own five under par, a man from kentucky and behind him, shane lowry lead for much of the day and behind him, shane lowry led for much of the day for under as is alex on three under way plenty of other players there. it's been a spectacular day here going into the weekend and it'll be more exciting coming out of tomorrow. i then reporting there, i thank you. and greg are playing south africa in the next well—kept match deciding who tops the group and who place in the semifinal. kate is in liverpool right now, how is england doing? brilliant start for
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england doing? brilliant start for england so far, the first quarter —— corridor has come to an end in england are leading scoring 19 goals in this corridor to south africa. brilliant start, they came out looking very sharp, the cloud here a little is electric and carrying, you feel than enjoying it. at the shooting combination once again looking very, very impressive and u nfortu nately looking very, very impressive and unfortunately the captain from south africa had an injury but they have had to take themselves off, she's receiving treatment but hopefully she will come back later on but now england looking on christ to take this game comfortably, they need to keep the pressure on and see it again out on south africa. thank you, kate. australia well in control of the test match and i went and's action series, they must win to avoid losing the tournament. avoiding defeat would see them
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retain the ashes, they are well on their way and scoring 84 not out as australia finished day 192 65—3. simon yates has one stage 12 of the tour de france, first of the race in the pyrenees as to the steep climbs, 30, and is at the stage went downhill, it led to the third —— they right is breaking away fighting ona they right is breaking away fighting on a sprint finish, eventually won by simon yates. the frenchmanjulian retained over a litre yellowjersey, garrard town and second overall. —— thomas. that's all yes but for now, marble, made her at half past ten back to you, rebecca. president trump is trying to distance himself from racist chance
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aimed at the same i in born congresswoman. aimed at the same i in born congresswoman. the president has been criticised after a supported enchanted send her back during the event last night. she's one of 41 women in democratic congress, for the been appointed united states earlier who were told by hand it to go back to their country of origin. some reports say he paused for an 11 seconds when the chance erupted. omar hasa seconds when the chance erupted. omar has a history of launching dishes anti—somatic. .. omar has a history of launching dishes anti—somatic... send her back. send her back. send her back. today, the president till reporters at the white house he was not happy with the talks and he disagreed with it and when asked why he did nothing to stop it, he said he thought he did intervene. well, number one i
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think i did i started speaking quickly, it really wise, i disagree with it by the way, but it was quite a chant and ifelt badly with it by the way, but it was quite a chant and i felt badly about it, but i will say this, i did and i started speaking quickly, but it started speaking quickly, but it started up rather fast as you probably already know. well i would say i was not happy with it. i disagree with it. but again, i didn't say that, they said it, but i do disagree with it. the congresswoman who is the target of his tweets called the comments fascist.” is the target of his tweets called the comments fascist. i want to make sure that every single person who is in this country, who is aspiring to become part of the american fabric, understand that not think this president says should be taken to
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heart. we are americans as much as eve ryo ne heart. we are americans as much as everyone else, this is our country, and we are what and where we belong. and i tell people on my election night in the great state of minnesota, we don't onlyjust welcome refugees, we send them to represent us in washington and as much as he is spewing his fascist ideology on stage, telling us citizens to go back because they don't agree with his detrimental policies for our country, we tell people that here in the united states, dissent is patriotic, here disagreement is welcome, debate is welcome. in another development in the united states, president trump announced that us forces had shot down and a rainy and in the strait of hormuz, he gave a short statement while taking part in a presentation ceremony while taking part in a presentation ceremony in washington.”
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while taking part in a presentation ceremony in washington. i want to apprise everyone and incident in the strait of hormuz today. involving uss boxer and maybe amphibious assault ship, it took defensive action against an iranian drone, which had closed into a very, very near distance, approximately 1000 yards ignoring multiple calls to stand down and was threatening the safety of the ship and the ship's crew, the drone was immediately destroyed. this is the latest of many provocative and hostile actions by iran against vessels operating in international waters. the united states reserves the right to defend our personnel, facilities and interests and calls upon all nations
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to kanban iran's attempts to disrupt —— kanban freedom of navigation and global commerce, i also call on other nations to protect their own ships as they go through that strait of hormuz and work with us in the future, thank you very much. i thought you should know that. here, a larger... a lodger who killed a 13—year—old girl to stop herfrom exposing him as a sex abuser has been found guilty of her rain and murder. stephen nicholson stabbed lucy mchugh in woods in southampton. the conviction comes despite 25 year old's attempts to stop police finding social media messages he'd exchanged with lucy. james ingham reports. lucy was always full of smiles, said her mother. always on the go, whirling around like a hurricane. but the 13—year—old was being abused by a man her family had trusted. the man who killed her.
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stephen nicholson was a lodger in her home. he worked for the same care agency as her mother, and was best friends with her mother's boyfriend. they thought lucy had a crush on him. in fact, he was grooming her. he raped lucy when she was just 12. despite that, over the following year, she came to believe she was his girlfriend. on a warm sunny day last july, lucy went missing. police believe that she had arranged to meet him at southhampton's outdoor sports centre. her half—hour walk was captured on a number of cameras. this is the last recording police could find, outside a tesco store close to where she was heading. parts of the sportscenter are surrounded by this thick woodlands. lucy ended up here, but police do not know how or why. but she was killed in this quiet secluded spot, just yards from the split path. a day after she disappeared, a dog walker found her body. she had been stabbed multiple times. left to die amongst the trees. nicholson, who was filmed on cctv
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making a similar journey, was arrested soon afterwards. he was jailed for refusing to give the police his facebook password. his phone data showed he had returned from the sportscenter by a nearby brook. police searched the area, finding vital evidence. within 24 hours of the search teams beginning their search, they found what we would say is the murder kit. it had crucial evidence — clothing with both lucy and nicholson's dna on it. for me, that was the key finding of the investigation. lucy had told school friends that she had an older boyfriend. some of them confided in teachers, who alerted social services as early as june 2017, a year before she died. the court heard one was worried that... "there were a lot of men with access to her, without mum in the house." when lucy was moved to another school, teachers raised
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concerns that lucy was... "having sex with someone called stephen who lived with her." despite this, lucy's living arrangements remained unchanged. the way these concerns were dealt with by southhampton city council social workers and by lucy's mother are now the subject of an independent serious case review, which is due to concluded towards the end of this year. lucy's father, who after a custody battle, had not been allowed to see his daughter for three years, believes that more could and should have been done to keep his daughter safe. no parent should be laying their child to rest. i didn't imagine laying my daughter to rest. i should have been, they should be laying me to rest. not me laying her to rest. at the end of the day, there are all those things we will never see because she will never go to prom or get married or have children. he stole her life away. when stuff like this happens,
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you hope lessons can be learned from it. a garden at red bridge community school now bears lucy's name. a permanent memorial to a confident and popular student. lucy's head teacher, who called in the social services, says some in the school still question whether they could have helped her. we have some students who are upset and feel guilty. i have members of staff who feel guilty. although i'm confident in the safeguarding procedures in this school, i feel guilty as well. i was her head teacher. and, with what i know now, there was obviously more you want to do. and i think about lucy most days, and ijust wish she had the confidence to say something to me directly. music. this was nicholson, seven years ago. he made a music video with charity support, rapping about how he was moving on from a life of crime and drugs that had seen him jailed before. tonight, he's back injail — facing life behind bars for a brutal murder that shocked the community
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to its core. is your weather now, sarah has a forecast. however, after what has been a try half ofjuly, much of the uk, things turned unsettled with welcome rainfall in the south. showers are around thursday, this lets the picture on the coast, blue skies and clear skies and a few showers on parts of scotland. elsewhere, i try and clear weather but later tonight, attention turns to the southwest of england and wales, heavy rain moving in here. cooler and fresher than the recent nights. friday morning starts with heavy rain in the southwest, soggy morning. rain goes northeast, many
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seeing wet weather on friday, the main rain will be further south later in the day. northern scotland largely dry, but cooler than recent days, top temperature is about 21 degrees. friday showers on saturday, sign sign and —— —— sunday looks like a drier day of the weekend. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines. mps are back to bed to stop a new prime minister suspending
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parliament to force through a no—deal brexit. president trump has distanced himself from chance at a rally where they chanted, send her back. as she worker is convicted of the rain and murder of a school girl who he killed so she would not expose him as sex offender. the younger brother of the manchester arena bomber appears in court. charged with murdering a 22 victims of the attack will stop the latest technological craze sweeping social media could be whether or not britain gets brexit deal will depend on the negotiations between the eu and our new prime minister. for months now, the chief negotiator has been saying that theresa may's agreement has been
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rejected by parliament and it is the only way forward. speaking to bbc panorama, they said britain would have to face the consequences if it left without a deal. next week, our new prime minister will take the stage and face the cameras outside number ten. they will immediately face an old crisis. the brexit crisis that forced theresa may out of power. the country is still divided, parliament still deadlocked, the eu still making it clear that they will not budge. in his first british broadcast interview, they warned that the 600 page divorce deal he negotiated is not going to change. with the uk, that these answers to each and every point of uncertainty create a better brexit if we just left and tore up
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the membership card, we would have to face the consequences stop i did you think ever that they might choose a no deal? theresa may may go for no deal? never. never right—hand man to the presence of the european commission. he also does not take talk of a no—deal brexit at all seriously. do you think britain must prepare for no deal? no. i am very certain. we have seen what has been prepared on our side of the border for brexit, we do not see the same level of preparation on the other side. after brexit, the irish border will be the border between the eu on one side in
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the uk on the other. tonight's panorama reveals that theresa may was told by community leaders in northern ireland that a no—deal brexit could lead to the break—up of the uk. the attitudes that they were singing their communities and what they thought was a sort of growing support for a change in the status of northern ireland, which they thought would be hugely accelerated if the uk left without a deal. thought would be hugely accelerated if the uk left without a deal! no—deal brexit could lead to... the neck that made a profound impact on the prime minister. they are waiting to hear what sort of brexit deal britain would accept some in brussels are scathing about what they witnessed in these past three yea rs. they witnessed in these past three years. they have not got a plan. that was really shocking, frankly. if you do not have a plan and we see it, time is running out and you do
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not have a plan. it's like, don't panic, don't panic! theresa may at times, has found itself isolated and lonely and eu summits. the word coming from brussels to her successor is that do not assume that it is going to get any easier. you can see more on that in the brexit crisis, that is a nine o'clock on bbc one. the younger brother of the manchester arena bomber has appeared in court, charged with murdering 22 people in the attack two years ago. he was extradited from libya yesterday. the prosecution alleged that he and detonator tubes for the bomb and brought things used in the explosions. the magistrate court, daniel sanford said this report. flown back from libya yesterday, this morning brought to his first court appearance in an armoured police van.
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hashem abedi back in britain for the first time since the manchester arena bombing. in the dock he confirmed his name and his british citizenship, and then listened as the names of all 22 people he's accused of murdering were read out. he's also accused of attempted murder and conspiracy to cause an explosion. his older brother salman abedi detonated the bomb. hashem abedi's accused of helping him, of buying the car where bomb parts were stored, purchasing two key chemicals used to make the explosive, and manufacturing the detonator tubes. his lawyer said he denied any involvement and was happy to come back to clear his name. he said he'd been held in solitary confinement for two years and had been tortured. bringing him back from war—torn libya has not been easy. it's been a long and difficult negotiation, and there was even a hitch yesterday when the private jet that was to fly him here
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developed a fault when travelling from malta to tripoli. the hearing lasted just 11 minutes and then he was driven out again. hashem abedi has now been taken away to prison, where he'll remain until a court appearance at oxford crown court on monday, when he'll appear by videolink for a bail hearing. 12 israeli youths arrested on suspicion of raping a british tourist have been remanded in custody by a court. they have not been charged are aged between 15 and 18. and are alleged to have attacked a woman in a hotel room. thompson this report. contacting the police and said that she had been raped in
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her hotel room just up the road from where we are standing. the police then just began an investigation later in the day, arresting 12 teenagers, they are all israeli nationals and they are aged between 15 and 18. this afternoon, they appeared in court and they are brought in pairs, handcuffed to each other, some of their parents had flown over from israel and try to embrace them according to the courtroom shutting messages of support. thejudge courtroom shutting messages of support. the judge has courtroom shutting messages of support. thejudge has remanded them in custody for eight days, no charges have been brought in as to the uk authorities, the officers said they are supporting the assaulted. an independent inquiry into the death of a british man working on a world cup stadium. zack was a specialist and construction work on tall buildings but he died in 2017
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after falling from a device that collapse. in the 2020 two road they have now agreed to hold an independent investigation. they welcome the inquiry which will be carried out by a britishjudge. the latest official figure shows that the proportion of crime solved by police in england and wales has fallen to the lowest level recorded. according to the home office if than 8% for all offences resulted in a charge or a court 8% for all offences resulted in a charge or a court summons, 8% for all offences resulted in a charge or a court summons, and recorded crimes involving a knife or a sharp object rose 8% and that is the highest on record. our special correspondent reports. get on the ground! get on the ground now! guns drawn, dramatic arrest by west midlands police. the man who had been spotted carrying a gun which was later found hidden behind the dustbin. get on the floor!
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his friend was also chased down. have you got any weapons on you? a large knife found on him, they were jailed this week, but with knife and gun crime rising it's getting harder and harder to stop. dawn lewis knows the pain of knife crime. her husband giovanni was repeatedly stabbed and killed two years ago. this person that took my husband's life took mine with it. i will never get over his death ever. i haven't put him to rest yet, his ashes are with me. it was alleged he was killed in connection to drugs, his family deny that. they want more action to deal with knives. i feel the government are not concentrating on knife crime, or any crime, serious crime, i feel that they are more interested in brexit. stop and search, more police, tougher sentences, stop slapping people on the wrist for having a knife.
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if you've got a knife, why have you got a knife? in the year up until march, more than 43,000 crimes involved a knife or a sharp object, that's up more than 3000, robbery was also up 11%, and the proportion of crimes the police are solving is down, now atjust 7.8 offences which end up with somebody being charged or summonsed. on an estate in sutton coldfield, cctv shows a hooded youth trying to break in. the residents have hired private security, feeling theyjust can't rely on the police. police resources are stretched. patrolling estates is a low priority. we need to put more money into policing. there is frustration here that so few crimes are being solved. no one should be surprised by that reduction when you have 20,000 less police officers. the officers who remain and staff who remain have a bigger workload, it takes longer to get crimes processed through
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the whole criminal justice system. we are investing more in the police this year than last year as a country, £1 billion more going into our police system, and we have made specific money available for serious violence. politicians are now promising there will be more police. head teachers are warning of a mental health crisis in primary education. that is children under 11. 46 health trusts across the uk have apply to a freedom of information request from the bbc. the number of mental health referrals have risen by nearly 50% of the last three years, that is just over 31 and a half thousand children. our special correspondent has been speaking with teachers who see the problem day in and day out. i've had things thrown at me —
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chairs, tables, books. self—harming on a regular basis. children say they don't want to be here anymore. you talk to the teachers, we all feel like this. it's a massive crisis in our schools. meet headteacherjoanne. this is the next little room we've made. she's invited the bbc inside her classrooms... little break—out spaces... see a school overcapacity... that's just going. ..facing growing mental health problems in one of the most deprived parts of the uk. we've got children who don't have their own bed, they're sharing with their parents or taking in turns to sleep on the sofa. you speak to the parents, they love their children so much but they've got to weigh up — what do i do? buy a new bed or buy food for my child? at st paul's in bury, the school day begins a little differently. i'll go and check on him and see if he's behaving this morning. it's what the teachers call the sweeper. nice and quick cos the hell's gone. senior staff looking for children who are anxious and upset. sometimes children come in looking
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unhappy or they shout and scream. good morning! you all right, jayden? those they've missed are then rounded up in the classrooms. good morning, is there anyone who needs a trip to the haven? typically, 20 children are collected and sent to a place the school calls the haven. they miss the start of lessons. the teachers say they need the space to calm the children. we see children coming in from home situations that you can't even imagine. are your english jotters still on your table? hazel‘s been teaching for more than ten years. she says she's seeing more and more children in crisis. they've been pinching themselves or scratching their arms... hurting themselves? yeah, hurting themselves. repeatedly? yeah. it's heartbreaking when you see that. it kind of says that they can't express what's the matter. lauren teaches seven and eight—year—olds. today, she's worried about this child.
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he's becoming increasingly withdrawn. the low self—esteem is the beginning of depression so i think, if it doesn't get tackled now, it can lead to further things. and lauren is also facing more extreme cases. some children that choose to not eat. body issues? body issues, yeah. at the age of? seven. "i want to kill myself" gets thrown a lot. it gets around a lot. how many children have actually said that to you? well, last month about three. for serious cases, schools can refer to mental health services. we've had children as young as four need it. four years of age? four. the bbc has learned referrals to child mental health services from uk primary schools for pupils aged 11 and under have risen by nearly 50% in three years. when you ask for that help from other agencies or people who you feel have got more expertise, it takes too long to get to you.
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you need it tomorrow. you need it today, and it can be months...or never. we've also learned of a pupil from a different school who spent nearly three years on a waiting list, and of another who was rejected for treatment nine times. during our time here, we met young teachers determined to give children the best education, but anxious about dealing with serious and complex modern problems. as a teacher, you want to make everything all right but you can't. are you equipped to do that? no, we're not equipped to do that. are you trained to do this? no, i'm not trained to do... i'm not trained to deal with any of that, no. i'm trained to teach the children. the government told us it was determined to improve mental health services, and, by 2024, 345,000 more children and young people will have access to specialist care.
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water companies will have to cut their bills by an average of £50 by 2025 and a new plan is unveiled by the industry watchdog, regulators say widespread dissatisfaction means water companies have been ordered to invest a n water companies have been ordered to invest an additional £6 million every day. to increase supply, cut pollution and help poor customers. the latest tech craze, the face apt challenge. which sees users upload pictures of their faces after being digitally altered to look older or younger. the app also allows users to digitally change their hairstyles and makeup. but today it has come over fire that it could be mishandling personal data. the russian —based company behind the app, dismissed concerns but the information commissioner's officers
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are looking into the allegations in earlier today, the minority leader called on the fbi to investigate. we need to look at what is going on here. so i called for the ftc and the fbi to see if this information could end up in the wrong hands to be used for back—up purposes. we need the facts. joining us from newcastle is the technology journalist, thanks for joining newcastle is the technology journalist, thanks forjoining us on bbc news. this app is positioning itself as just a bit of fun. is it? it is, it is not to worry something that chuck thinks it is. the face apt came onto the scene back in 2017, when people did not pay much attention to it and over the last
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week, it has gained a massive amount of traction on social media. people wa nt of traction on social media. people want to find out quite what they look like when they are older and if you can kind of investigate what you might happen to agent two, people wa nt might happen to agent two, people want to do it. but this is ultimatelyjust a bit of fun. a lot of the concerns around this have been overblown simply because the developers of the app are based in russia. but truthfully, a lot of what face apt does is simply the same as every other app that we have on our iphones or our androids. so what exactly are you giving face apt access to if you download and upload access to if you download and upload a picture of yourself? you download the app and you end up uploading a picture to face apt servers, and then they apply the filters that can aid your face. there was some concern when a security researcher thought that face app was taking
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things from your phone and uploading them to theirservers, things from your phone and uploading them to their servers, other security researchers found that actually it was not true and in fa ct, actually it was not true and in fact, they only upload one photo at a time. no, these apps are not siphoning all of your data and photos and putting them to russia. doesn't retain ownership of the image that you upload, even if you say delete the app afterwards? this is one of the issues that there is with faceapp and a genuine issue is that if you do delete the app, that data is still held by faceapp and it is held interpreted to eddie, the one thing we have reached a point where we wa nt we have reached a point where we want to think about how we use our apps and the terms of service that we adhere to when we actually install these things. so the silver lining of all of this horrible
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confusion is that actually, people may start looking more in depth and what they're signing up to they installed these apps. would you use it was blue i would, except for the fa ct it was blue i would, except for the fact that i really don't want to look and see what i look like when i am 50 or 60. i think what i'm seeing right now is horrifying enough. i'm talking about me. tens of thousands of passengers every year enjoy a trip down the river tames onboard little ships. it dates to 1892, while another took part in dunkirk, the evacuations in 1940. the department for transport says new safety regulations could mean they have to be rebuilt. on this claim the cost involved would force them to scrap the boats. build a century
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ago and like the sister ships, still applying their trade on the 24 mile route to central london. there were a unique design and build for the tames. they could get under the bridges which are quite low at this part of london and they allow passengers to have access to these historic routes which of anyone who has been on them, are quite magnificent. the river steamers launched for a tourism boom and sought military service. it was called as a hospital ship during world war ii. the old riverboats are designed to carry the passengers and comfort and some style. by the 19605, comfort and some style. by the 1960s, the river was buzzing with traffic. but now, modern safety standards are about to catch up with the last survivors of the original
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fleets. for vessels like this, the new regulations could mean that a virtual rebuild. it would lose one of her most distinctive features, the saloon, the rear of the vessel. it will be cut off, the deck will be replanted with the split underneath and the family who owned her and two other vessels say it will cost in half £1 million for boat. he says the safety review threatens his livelihood. it is not practical to do it into its the company out of business, which then in turn, if they go out of business, i go out of business because i no longer have a job. if if these business because i no longer have a johm if these boats are good enough or dunkirk, they're good enough or dunkirk, they're good enough for us. it is managed all of these years and it is perfectly safe, why change them? the report authors say there is room for
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manoeuvre, but they have to stay on course. where there is room for a discussion is on whether a different pa rt of discussion is on whether a different part of the tames, so further upstream, where there is less hazard and the title stretch, that survivability is really important in bringing those older boats up to the same standards that new boats are constructed to stop by the recommendations go before parliament later this year. the future of these vetera ns later this year. the future of these veterans hangs in the balance. lets and on some panda news. first, we can say many happy returns to this boy who has been celebrating his ninth birthday at a zoo in berlin. and there may be more happy news as his partner has just been artificially inseminated and eve ryo ne artificially inseminated and everyone hopes she is pregnant. as
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for that cake, if you're interested, justice for that cake, if you're interested, just ice sweet potatoes and no sugar. although it would appear that he seems to prefer the bamboo. and then we've got the one—year—old who lives in shanghai. she has also had a birthday and is in one—year—old and had a cake too. she celebrated with her mother. apparently, she is eating the cake and she is sitting on it, isn't she, as well. so there you go. do not try that at home. let's catch up with the weather now. a day of sunny spells and scattered heavy showers, was others' temperatures in the south getting to the mid—20s but with the heavy showers, seems like this this i would was looking earlier in the day. big clouds in between and we
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keep some of those clear spells and showers too. but tending to die away overnight but our attention turns to the southwest but the next batch of heavy rainfall to the southwest of england. elsewhere, but on the cooler and fresher than we low— pressure cooler and fresher than we low—pressure quite through the day on friday and then initially moving into is the southwest of the uk and pushing its way northward and eastward, particularly for southwest in the morning, in some parts of england and northern ireland. the rain pushing back commitments in northern england into southern scotla nd northern england into southern scotland as well, some of the showers can be quite heavy and thundering, particularly on the southern side of the rain van, heavy showers pushing across the channel southwest of england, through friday afternoon, nowhere in the into a shower. 20 or 21 degrees across england and wales, still heavy rain
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lingering weather can be a rumble of thunder and friday afternoon, northern scotland sing the best of the dry weather but still a few scattered showers propping up here and there. we'll keep that shower and there. we'll keep that shower and sometimes thundering theme into friday evening, the shower he rain of the next few days is likely affect the golf and some fairly persistent rain at times during the damn friday. but, things are looking to get drier on saturday. —— day on friday. still weather fronts not to get drier on saturday. —— day on friday. still weatherfronts not far away the start of, across south east anglia, that should clear and we should all be in the theme of sunny spells and showers, most of the showers will be across england and wales where there could be the odd thunderstorm, looking at drier as we reach high pressure moving in from the west. 23 degrees and they will be on friday, sunday looking like a dry day of the weekend and still some showers towards the northwest you'll notice the temperatures on
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the rise especially in the south and into next week. goodbye.
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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. british mps have backed a measure designed to prevent the next prime minister from suspending parliament in order force a no deal brexit. on the same day, the uk's tax and spending watchdog warns the government would need to borrow an extra 37 billion dollars a year if the uk left without a deal. at president trump's rally in north carolina last night, this was the chant aimed at the somali born us congresswoman ilhan omar. send her back to! send her back! he stood back and let the chanting continue today he's trying to distance himself from it.
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