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this year, come not visit the city this year, come next year. do you feel across all artistic disciplines that you have genuinely engaged local people, that this has really benefited the city? we had a figure at the beginning of the year that nine out of ten people in the city would visit at least one cultural event, we have seen phenomenal audiences at everything we have done across the city. i am really proud of what the city has achieved. thank you very much, martin greene, director of hull 2017. find out this evening who wins the turner prize. there will be a special programme on the news channel tonight. now the weather. the met office have named the third named storm of the season, storm caroline, out in the atlantic at the moment, making its way north and east towards the uk through the
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course of wednesday night and into thursday. when it does arrive, it will bring gusts potentially of more than 80 mph, strongest in the north of scotland, where we are likely to see travel disruption. keep tuned to the forecast. back to the here and now, pretty quiet. a cloudy day. still mild with temperatures around 8-10dc. still mild with temperatures around 8—10dc. rain in the north—west of scotla nd 8—10dc. rain in the north—west of scotland which will be persistent at times. elsewhere, the odd spot of bristol on coasts and hills in the north and west. —— the odd spot of brazil. overnight temperatures not too dissimilar to the daytime highs. through the day tomorrow, a similar day across england and wales to today. still quite cloudy, a few more bright intervals, scotland and northern ireland, the wind picking up northern ireland, the wind picking up with rain. mild and breezy
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tomorrow. later tomorrow, the wins will really start to strengthen, gales on exposed irish sea coasts and parts of scotland. heavy bursts of rain also crossing south—east across the country. from the word go on thursday, a windy day wherever you are and as the winds strengthen, we could see gusts reaching 80 miles per across scotland. enough to cause significant disruption with storm caroline bringing rain east and the wins will be changing direction. as the storm clears to the north—east, we are left with a northerly air flow, isobars stretching up to the arctic. colder conditions piling in behind the storm, calder air mass heading into was the end of the week. friday, different feel to the weather, sunny spells and wintry showers, there could be snow across scotland, wales, south—west of england. some sunshine elsewhere. it
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will feel cold. with the wind chill, it will feel more like around —3 for many. wintry end to the week. lots going on in the weather. from midweek, storm caroline bringing wet and windy weather. then the return to something colder towards the end of the week. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime... the prime minister scrambles to find a solution after failing to reach a deal at the brexit talks in brussels. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me. and on bbc one, we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. good afternoon, now time for a look at the day's sports news with me with me jessica creighton. cricket first, and england have had a good day in the ashes. they've given themselves a chance at least in the second test. james anderson finished with five wickets as australia were bowled out for 138 in their second innings.
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an unbeaten 67 from from captainjoe root helped his side to 176 for four at the end of day four — so they need 178 more runs to win and level the series. england bowler, toby roland—jones, who would have been out in australia playing had it not been for injury, says going down 2—0 would leave a mountain to climb. i wouldn't say impossible, but certainly heading over there and going 2—0 down in a five match series is tricky to come back from. so those guys have fought today with bat and ball and it certainly set up tomorrow to be pretty interesting. they will know in the back of their minds how important tomorrow will be. you mentioned 2—0 down has a daunting feel, so it adds pressure to the guys but they have risen to that today. fingers crossed, there is more to come tomorrow. interesting, talking about the
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conditions, what difference is it that the floodlights make? the games i have played in and watched, it seems to bring a bit of surface moisture to the wicked. and mix that with, i guess, moisture to the wicked. and mix that with, iguess, naturally moisture to the wicked. and mix that with, i guess, naturally having the pink ball under the lights, it becomes a little bit tricky to see. the ball just maybe becomes a little bit tricky to see. the balljust maybe reacts a little bit more off the surface, so the ball goes a little bit sideways, maybe when it hits the pitch. it livens up the wicket bit and england utilised that particularly well last night. with the older ball, it may be was a little bit easier for england today. but hopefully, if things certainly get far enough, england will be in a strong enough position before that time tomorrow and maybe just knock the final round off in the dark. the international olympic committee will decide later whether to ban russia from the winter olympics. russia missed the rio games last year because of state—sponsored doping.
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the ioc will meet in lausanne this evening to decide if russia have made enough changes to their set—up to compete in south korea. you make a mistake, you took dope, you have to be punished. it is exactly what the ioc do. but collective responsibility, it is not possible especially for clean athletes, who have dream about the olympic games. there are three british clubs in champions league action this evening. chelsea are already through to the knockout stages. manchester united willjoin them even if they lose 6—0 at home to cska moscow. celtic, meanwhile, only have the europa league to look forward to after christmas provided they avoid a 3—0 defeat at home to anderlecht. we wa nt we want to give the supporters champions league victory at home. we have been in two campaigns, this being the last game of the champions league campaign. it has been absolutely brilliant. supporters
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have been brilliant, home and away. it will be nice to finish this campaign witha it will be nice to finish this campaign with a victory at home and ta ke campaign with a victory at home and take us to six points, which would show great level of progress for us at this level. five—time winner ronnie o'sullivan is in action at snooker‘s uk championship. he's playing in the third round against michael white in york. no score yet. just in the early stages of that match. that's live on bbc two, the bbc red button and the bbc sport website. anotherformer champion is also in action. three—time winnerjohn higgins is taking on yan bingtao. you can also watch that on the website. that match is also scoreless at the moment. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. as we've been hearing the government's insisting that "progress has been made" in its brexit negotiations. even though theresa may failed to reach agreement in talks in brussels yesterday. the major hitch is over how to deal with the border between northern ireland
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and the irish republic once the uk has left the european union. the brexit secretary, david davis, has been making a statement to mp5, about the stalled talks on leaving the eu after labour tabled an emergency commons question. negotiations regarding our exit from the european union are ongoing as we speak. we are in the middle of an ongoing round. we held further talks in brussels over the past few days and progress has been made, but we have not yet reached a final conclusion. however, i believe we are conclusion. however, i believe we a re close conclusion. however, i believe we are close to concluding the first phase of negotiations and moving on to talking about our future trade relations. both sides agree we must move forward together. the aims remain as they have always been. in particular on the issue of northern ireland and ireland, we have been clear we wa nt ireland and ireland, we have been clear we want to protect all
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elements of the good friday, belfast agreement to maintain the common travel area and protect associated rights. we want to assure there is no hard border between ireland and northern ireland. as we exit we must respect the integrity of the eu single market and the customs union. but we must also respect the integrity of the united kingdom. there are some things to resolve over the coming days. officials are in continuous contact and we expect to reconvene in brussels later this week. i the prime ministerformally update parliament as these negotiations conclude. as i have made clear yesterday, all parties remain confident of reaching a positive conclusion in the course of the week. speaking in the commons, the shadow brexit secretary, sir keir starmer, was fiercely critical of the government's approach. mr speaker, what an embarrassment.
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the last 24 hours have given a new meaning to the phrase, coalition of chaos. yesterday morning, number ten was briefing that a deal would be signed, there was high expectation the prime minister would make a triumphant statement to the house. by triumphant statement to the house. by tea—time, by tea—time we had a 49 second press conference saying the deal was off. it is one thing to go to brussels and fallout with those oi'i to brussels and fallout with those on the other side of the negotiating table. it is quite another to go to brussels and fall out with those supposedly on your own side of the negotiating table. now let's go back to the commons because amber rudd is making a statement to mp5 following the publication of a review after the terror attacks in london and manchester. at the outset i would like to remind honourable members of the contacts. andrew parker, the director—general
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of m15, andrew parker, the director—general of mi5, said we are facing a dramatic shift in terrorist threats. as the so—called caliphate in syria and iraq has weakened, islamic state has turned its attention to encouraging people to launch attacks in their home countries. indeed, there are more terrorist activity, partly inspired and also enabled by terrorist propaganda and instructional videos online. plots are developing more quickly from radicalisation to attack and threats are becoming harder to detect, partly due to the challenge of accessing communications that are increasingly end encrypted. mi5 and counter—terrorism policing of running well over 500 live operations. a third up since the beginning of the year, involving roughly 3000 subjects of interest.
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in addition, there are over 20,000 further individuals or closed subjects of interest, who have previously been investigated and may again pose a threat. i would like to pay tribute to mi5 and the police, who worked tirelessly to keep us safe. i can who worked tirelessly to keep us safe. i can announce who worked tirelessly to keep us safe. i can announce they have now disrupted 22 islamist terrorist plots since the murder of lee rigby in 2013, including nine since the westminster attack in march this year. mr speaker, iturn westminster attack in march this year. mr speaker, i turn to the reviews. counter—terrorism policing at m15 reviews. counter—terrorism policing at mi5 have conducted a thorough review process. i received from them, ten, highly classified documents which analysed the attacks and potential improvements to operational practices. in june, and potential improvements to operational practices. injune, i commissioned david anderson qc to provide independent assurance of external challenge to the reviews. i am placing a copy of his
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unclassified assessment of the reviews in the house library and copies will also be made available in the voting office. david anderson concludes, the reviews have been carried out in an impressively thorough and fair manner. and he endorses, so far as he feels qualified to do so, the conclusions and recommendations. based on the m15 and recommendations. based on the mi5 and police reviews, david anderson explains that is, in the case of the westminster attack, calla rd case of the westminster attack, callard massoud was a closed subject of interest at the time of the attacked and neither mi5 nor the police had any reason to anticipate the attack. regarding the manchester arena attack, salman abedi was also a closed subject of interest at the time of the attack and so not under active investigation. in early 2017, m15, active investigation. in early 2017, mi5, nonetheless, received intelligence on him, which was
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assessed as not being related to terrorism. in retrospect, the intelligence can be seen to be highly relevant. had an investigation being reopened at the time, it cannot be known whether his plans could have been stopped. mi5 assess it would have been unlikely. across the attacks, including manchester arena, david anderson notes that mi5 and ct policing got a great deal right. however, in relation to manchester, he also commented that, it is conceivable that the attack might have been averted, had the cards fallen differently. in the case of london bridge, he was an active subject of interest who had been under investigation since mid—2000 15. a number of investigative means had been deployed against tim butt did
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not reveal his plans. his two conspirators had never been investigated by mi5 or ct policing. in regards to findlay park, neither m15 in regards to findlay park, neither mi5 nor the police had any intelligence about this attack. taken as a whole, mi5 and ct policing conclude, they could not, find any key moments when different decisions would have made it likely that they could have stopped any of the attacks. nonetheless, they go on to make a total of 126 recommendations. the recommendations made in the mis and police operational review fall into four broad categories. first, there needs to bea broad categories. first, there needs to be a concerted effort to enhance m15 to be a concerted effort to enhance mi5 and the police's ability to use data to detect activity of concern and test new approaches in the acquisition sharing and analysis of data. second, mi5 should share it
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intelligence more widely and work with partners, such as local authorities and how best to manage the risk posed by closed subjects of interest, in particular. we are considering undertaking multi agency pilots in a number of areas, including greater manchester. i have already started discussing how to ta ke already started discussing how to take this forward with andy burnham. third, there should be a new approach to managing domestic extremism, particularly extreme right—wing groups, where their activity meets the definition of terrorism. fourth, there are a large number of detailed and technical changes, which could be made to improve existing operational, counter—terrorism processes. david anderson ends his report with several reflections. first, that intelligence is in and investigators are making tough judgments intelligence is in and investigators are making toughjudgments based on incomplete information. and this
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means not every attack can be stopped, as we do not live in a surveillance state. it will always bea surveillance state. it will always be a challenge to law enforcement to stop a determined attacker is getting through. despite this, we should remember that most attacks continue to be successfully disrupted. lastly, david anderson cooper who is that even marginal improvements are capable of paying dividends that could tip the balance in favour of the security forces in future cases. mr speaker, i have discussed these reviews at length with david anderson and secondly, with david anderson and secondly, with andrew parker and the metropolitan police commissioner, cressida dick, as well as their senior teams. i am gratefulfor their work and i am confident they have asked the right questions and drawn the right conclusions. i am clear, as are they, the implementation of the recommendations is crucial. mr
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speaker, there will be those who seek to apportion blame for the attacks. we should be united in our clarity that it lies squarely with those cowardly acts killed 36 innocent people this year and those who encourage them. at the same time, we must learn all we can from these attacks and make sure our overall counterterrorism response is equal to the shift we have seen in the threat. mr speaker, i want to turn briefly to next steps. bringing those responsible to justice is our priority. we must not do anything that jeopardises priority. we must not do anything thatjeopardises criminal prosecutions, which are being pursued in relation to manchester and finsbury park. the coroner's investigations will probe the matter further and independently accessed the circumstances of the deaths. inquests have been opened into the attacks and suspended where criminal
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investigations are continuing. it is right those inquests proceed whenever they can. if the coroners consider they cannot fully deal with the relevant issues, that is the point to decide whether an enquiry is needed and we are ruling nothing out. i welcome the intelligence and security association intention to make these are top priority. i have already outlined, implementation of the recommendations will be crucial. i have asked david anderson to provide an independent stock take of that progress in a year's time. link to implementation, re sources. we be announcing the budget for policing andi announcing the budget for policing and i am clear that we must ensure counter—terrorism policing the resources needed to deal with the threat that we face. finally, these recommendations need to fit into the
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broader government review of our counterterrorism strategy. that review reaches well beyond mi5 and ct policing, to look at the whole of government response and how we can work better with communities, the private sector and international partners. i would like to conclude by thanking david anderson for his independent assurance of these reviews and i pay tribute to the excellent work of the police and m15. mr excellent work of the police and mi5. mr speaker, iend excellent work of the police and mi5. mr speaker, i end as i started, the thoughts of everyone in this house and the other place are with the victims, their families and all those affected by the attacks. i commend this statement to the house. i would like to thank the home secretary for prior sight of the report and prior sight of her statement. it was sad to read this report and reimagine and almost
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relive these terrible, terrorist incidents we have seen this year. it must be infinitely sad for the relatives of the victims and the survivors. and as the home secretary has said, the thoughts of everybody in this house are with the survivors and their relatives. this report is by way of a quality assurance of a series of internal reviews. because, as david anderson himself points out in his report, internal processes have potential downsides. complacency, the concealment of unpalatable facts and slowness to see the need for change. so it is important that david anderson endorses, so far as he feels qualified to do so, the conclusions
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and recommendations of the internal reviews. across the attacks, david anderson notes mi5 and counter—terrorism policing got a great deal right. but he also says that the manchester attack in particular, might have been averted had the cards fall in differently. we believe on this side, that is telling phrase. as the home secretary noted, salman abedi was a close subject of interest, not under active investigation but the mi5 came by intelligence in the months before the attack, which as david anderson puts it, had its true significance been properly understood, would have called an investigation into him to be reopened. he was identified as one ofa reopened. he was identified as one of a small number of close subjects of a small number of close subjects of interest who merited further consideration. but sadly, the
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meeting about this was scheduled for the 31st of may, but the attack on the 31st of may, but the attack on the manchester arena took place on the manchester arena took place on the 22nd. one of the most important recommendations coming out of this report is the need for better sharing of intelligence. can the home secretary say more about the multi—agency pilots and where she believes her discussions with my colleague, the former member for elite and the mayor of manchester are going? the home secretary concedes that link to the implementation, our review recommendations, re sources. as we said on this side of the house, you cannot keep people safe on the cheap. she will be announcing the budgets for policing, she talks about ensuring that counter—terrorism policing has a re—sources it needs, but the she acce pt re—sources it needs, but the she accept the part in david anderson's
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report, where he notes that counter—terrorism indicative profile of theirgrant counter—terrorism indicative profile of their grant allocation over the next three years, sees a reduction of 7.2% in their budgets. and those she agree with david anderson, when he talks about the reliance of mi5 and counter—terrorism on community policing? and does she accept that proper funding for community policing is at least as important as resources for counter—terrorism proper? community policing is the front line of the community's defence against terror. in closing, i would like to thank and give our respect on this side of the house to mi5 and counter—terrorism for their great work on these matters, but we have to repeat, this does come down to resources. notjust the
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counter—terrorism as such, but resources for community policing. i thank the right honourable lady for her questions. i would add to her point about the run—up to the decision—making on the manchester attack. ... the home decision—making on the manchester attack. the home secretary, amber rudd, who has been outlining the scale of the task facing mi5 and the scale of the task facing mi5 and the police. she talked about a number of islamist plots disrupted since 2013. she said 22 and nine since 2013. she said 22 and nine since the westminster attack in may. she was also giving information following the anderson review looking into the attacks this year, saying mi5, some of those attacks, m15 is saying mi5, some of those attacks, mi5 is actively investigating the leader of the london bridge atrocity at the time of the attack and the manchester bombing, the review said
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could have been stopped had the cards fallen differently. that is what david anderson qc had said in his official assessment. we will have more on that through the afternoon. simon mccoy will be joining us for afternoon live, but now time for the weather. it is quiet today but things are turning active later in the week with storm caroline sitting in the atla ntic with storm caroline sitting in the atlantic at the moment but it will approach parts of the country through wednesday night and thursday. it has potential to bring gusts of more than 80 miles an hour where significant travel disruption is likely. but now, it is cloudy and tonight, try in many places but brazilian rain in the north and west. heavy and persistent rain in north scotland. breezy and cloudy
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elsewhere to keep those temperatures at around 6—8 degrees. frost free start to your wednesday morning. similarto start to your wednesday morning. similar to what is out there in england and wales. more rain rolling in across northern ireland and into western scotland later in the day. wind is picking up here. another mild day at around 10—12 degrees but things will turn windy. during the middle of the week we are seeing the rival of storm caroline bringing wet and windy, disruptive weather potentially before colder and more wintry weather returns as we head towards the latter part of the week. wednesday evening, the winds strengthen across the country. severe gales around exposed irish sea coast and west of scotland. rain heavy across many parts of the country. on thursday, strength of the winds dominating the focus. gusts of 80 mph in association with storm caroline as it moves
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eastwards. some heavy rain followed by wintry showers across scotland, so lots going on on thursday. as storm caroline clears away towards the north—east into friday, we see the north—east into friday, we see the colder airfiltering in the north—east into friday, we see the colder air filtering in from the north. at different air mass in charge at the end of the week. arrows coming from a northerly direction so sleet and snow showers on friday, blown in on the north—westerly wind. affecting north—western parts of scotland, to wales, south—west of england. drier and brighter elsewhere in the country but it will feel chilly. 3—6 degrees and feeling subzero when you add on the wind—chill. more details on the website. hello, you're watching afternoon live. i'm simon mccoy. today at 2. a review of terror attacks in the uk finds the manchester arena bomber salman abedi was a former "subject of interest" and the attack "might have been averted" in relation to manchester, he also
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commented that it is conceivable that the attack might have been averted had the cards fall indifferently. brexit impasse — pressure on theresa may to find out what went wrong yesterday — and fix it. in the commons... still some optimism. as was made clear by this statement yesterday, all parties remain confident of reaching a positive conclusion by the end of the week. mr speaker, what an embarrassment. the last 24 hours have
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