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yesterday in florida where 17 people died and dozens were injured. police say the teenage gunman was equipped with a gas mask and several magazines of ammunition. nikolas cruz was a former pupil at the school and has been charged with 17 cou nts school and has been charged with 17 counts of order. the former governor attended a press conference near where the shooting happened. —— the florida governor at ending. we wa nt we want to make sure this never happens again. next week in tallahassee, i will sit down with state leaders. we will have a real conversation about two things. how do we make sure when a parent is ready to send their child to school that the pain it knows their child will be safe? number two, how do we make sure individuals with mental illness do not touch a gun? we have
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to have a real conversation to ensure public safety for schools in this state. i have spoken with others to provide a reason losses and have a real conversation about how we make sure that we have public safety. i want to make sure that my children, my grandchildren, yours, eve ryo ne children, my grandchildren, yours, everyone in the state, can wake up and be safe. i'm going to stay here and be safe. i'm going to stay here and do everything i can. i know that the state resorts is —— resources will be used to make sure we do everything we can going forward. but the violence has to stop. we cannot lose another child in this country to violence in school. many families grieving right now. we have to mourn
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with them. but give them the space. talking to individuals, they want their own time to grieve. the governor of florida, rick scott. this afternoon, president trump said that making schools safer would be a top priority for him. he also had a message for america's children. i want to speak directly to america's children, especially those who feel lost, confused or even scared. i want you to know that you are never alone, and you never will be. you have people who care about you, who love you, and who will do anything at all to protect you. if you need help, turn to a teacher, a family member, a local police officer or a faith leader. answer hate with love, answer cruelty with kindness. president trump in the wake of those
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shootings at the school in florida, in which 17 people lost their lives. last year, more than a thousand driving bans were issued to children who were not legally old enough to drive. some were as young as 12. motoring groups say the figures are "the tip of the iceberg". last year, a boy of 15 was detained for less than five years after causing the deaths of five people when he crashed a stolen car into a tree. phil bodmer has been to meet the family of one of those who died. he killed me. and, erm... we didn't get to see darnell, well, we saw him, but we had to look through a window... through a window, we couldn't touch him. we couldn't touch him. we couldn't see him — it was a horror movie. distraught sisters describing the agony of losing their 15—year—old brother in a fatal car crash. our house will never be the same, our family will never be the
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same — darnell was literally the heart of our family. darnell harte was killed alongside two other children and two men. they were passengers in a stolen car which hit a tree at high speed in leeds last november. a 15—year—old boy was jailed for four and a half years for dangerous driving, but he is far from alone in being an underage driver. i was putting people in danger. i know that's other people's life, and it matters to another family. mikey began driving in bradford aged 16, he and his friends used to hire a car to take out onto the roads. if there's a group of us, we will all chip in, and we let an older person know that we want a car, and then they will get a car from someone else and they will bring it to us. i do get a rush, ijust want to put my foot down and go crazy. ripping it around sidestreets. especially if the boys are there, and they are cheering you on to do it, you get the adrenaline rush and you just
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kind of want to go even more faster. in 2014, almost 700 children aged 16 and under were disqualified from driving. however, last year, that number had risen to more than 1000, an increase of 47%. this is the tip of the iceberg. because, of course, they have got to be caught, if they are breaking the law in this way. inevitably, many won't be, and will get away scot—free. we also know that there has been a massive reduction in the numbers of roads policing officers, about a 27% reduction since 2010. the consequences of what can happen when underage drivers get behind the wheel means others are let to pick up the pieces. the sisters are calling for tougher sentences. i think the whole guidelines of the sentencing around death by dangerous driving needs to be changed. whether you are an adult or a child, you've still killed somebody. the government says it is committed to making sure that the courts have sufficient powers to deal with driving offences,
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and will bring forward proposals for changes in the law as soon as parliamentary time allows. phil bodmer, bbc news. time for the weather with nick miller. it might have been mild and sunny for many of us today, but there were still snow showers of rain, particularly in north west scotland. let's focus on the sunshine in norfolk this afternoon. the gorgeous afternoon. wintry showers in northern ireland. the picture shows speckled cloud. thicker cloud in north—west scotland. frequent, heavy, wintry showers that will continue overnight. and there will be more snow in the hills. significant accumulations developing. blizzards as well. here in northern ireland, western and north—west, and, icy conditions on untreated surfaces. elsewhere, largely dry and clear with a widespread frost in the morning. the air coming in from the
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atla ntic morning. the air coming in from the atlantic bringing some showers particular into north—west scotland june day tomorrow. father snow showers here. one to showers in ireland, wales and west england. morning sunshine in the rest of the weekend. the best of the sunny spells across eastern areas. temperatures are quite respectable. around 7—10dc. it is higherfurther south you are. into friday night and saturday morning, outbreaks of rain, sleet until snow —— and hill snow. the system weakens as it ages south was going into saturday morning. temperatures will be will burst towards the south and south—east, fog patches going into saturday morning. dense in 12 spots. the overall weather pattern hasn't changed too much going into the first part of the region. starting
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with more) around across northern parts with a few showers dotted about. the best of the sunny spells and so the media. many of us will see sunshine at some stage of the day on saturday. temperatures topping out at around nine celsius, maybe ten or 11 in the mildest spots. more cloud on sunday, particularly in northern and western parts. central and eastern areas of england have the best of the sunny spells. you can expect things to be dampened risley where you have the cloud. it is a bit milder on sunday. —— to be damp and drizzly where you have the cloud. you're watching beyond 100 days. it's happened again. the 18th school shooting this year in america kills 17 people. why can't the us fix this? the accused gunman is now in custody. he'd been a student at the florida high school. he went up and down the hallway, banging and shooting
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into the classrooms. he shot through my door. president trump addresses the nation, promising to tackle the difficult issue of mental health, but makes no mention of gun control. it is not enough to simply take actions that make us feel like we are making a difference. we must actually make that difference. all change in south africa — cyril ramaphosa says one of his priorities as the country's new president will be to fight corruption.
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