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good afternoon. the mayor of london, sadiq khan, says police should feel confident to "stop and search" people as they try to combat a recent spate of violent crime. mr khan said such powers could help make london safer — if they're used in a targeted way. 300 extra police officers are on london's streets this weekend — after six people were killed in shootings and stabbings over the previous seven days. simonjones reports. lives lost, families grieving. communities in fear. and the growing question, what can be done to tackle violent crime? with calls for the police to make more use of controversial power to stop and search suspecters to weapons. the number of searches has fallen by nearly three—quarters in the past six years. when stop and search is used properly it is an invaluable tool to the split. we want more stop and search. the game—changer as far as london should be concerned is we
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have had the biggest roll out—of—body worn cameras. the public should be confident the police are recording it. sara thornton said officers were reluctant to use the power because of the chill of political correctness amid poorer areas and ethnic minority groups we re areas and ethnic minority groups were being disproportionately targeted. he said: hundreds of extra officers will be on the streets of london this weekend. the metropolitan police commissioner cressida dick said she supports searches done in a way that is targeted and intelligence—led but one former chief superintendant says more needs to be done to stop people carrying weapons in the first place it isa carrying weapons in the first place it is a proper tool based op intelligence, before we get to the police response we feed to be doing
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much more in schools and when i have spoken to parents of children who have been murdered, one thing they say, all of them, without exception is they want to see much more intervention at an earlier stage in schools. as the grieving continue, the mayor of london has invited the home secretary, and all london's mps toa home secretary, and all london's mps to a knife crime summit next week to discuss what else can be done in the fight against violence that is ruining so many lives. a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team has crashed in western canada killing 14 people. 14 other passengers were injured when the bus collided with a lorry, in the rural province of saskatchewan. sarah corker reports. the humboldt broncos had been on their way to play off game when their way to play off game when their bus collided with a lorry at round fivepm yesterday. eyewitnesses say the rescue operation took many hours. 14 people have died, the other 14 onboard have been taken to hospital. three are in a critical
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condition. the team posted this picture online last month after a victory in the junior hockey league, the players are aged between 16 and 2 is. it is unclear who was on the bus at the time. it happened on high way 35, in the rural province of saskatchewan, between tisdale and nipiwan. what people don't understand across the globe is how important hockey is to not only canada, but the smaller centres in saskatchewan, especially for many community, this is all we have, and it feels like our hearts have been ripped out. the team president released a statement extending thoughts and prayers to the families of staff and athletes. our broncos family is in shock as we try to come to grips with our incredible loss he said. on twitter the canadian prime minister wrotelet, he couldn't imagine what pa rents were wrotelet, he couldn't imagine what parents were going through and husband heart went out to everyone
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affected. police are investigating the cause of this fatal crash, a fundraising page set up for those affected has raised more than £20,000. the russian embassy in london has requested a meeting with the foreign secretary borisjohnson, to discuss the salisbury nerve agent attack, calling its current relationship with the foreign office "utterly unsatisfactory". it comes as officials in whitehall have said it's not certain that the former russian agent sergei skripal will make a full recovery. the mother of the murdered black teenager, stephen lawrence, has suggested the police inquiry into his death, in a racially motivated attack in 1993, should be closed. in an interview with the daily mail, baroness doreen lawrence, said she wanted to "draw a line" after a memorial service and concert to mark the 25th anniversary of the killing in south—east london. our correspondent jessica parker is here. tell us more about what's she's said. his friend who was with him on the night he was murdered said he was
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ta cted night he was murdered said he was tacted by more than the two men convicted of his murder. it must have been a hard decision for baroness lawrence to take. as many people will know she has campaigned tirelessly for justice for her son since his death, in 1993. an inquest found that the teenager had been unlawfully killed in an unprovoked racist attack by fia youths but of course to date just two people gary dobson and david norris have been jailed for the crime. in an interview with the daily mail she says she doesn't believe the police have any more lines of inquiry. she says if they have come to the end, they should be honest, she also says she is conscious of the ongoing costing of the investigation to the public purse, and as well she has never had time to step away and fully grieve for her son. she also thinks the force might be concerned what about the reaction would be, failures in police response to mr lawrence's murder sparked outrage, you might remember the macpherson report accusing the met of
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institutional racism. now we have spoken to scotland yard, they are saying that the case is, remains active and they say they continue to hold regular meetings with the family. hold regular meetings with the family. holiday—makers are being warned about fraudsters who place false adverts on accommodation websites. last year, nearly 5,000 travellers fell victim to such scams, which included fake airline tickets. our business correspondent nina warhurst reports. when georgia was looking to take her boyfriend to amsterdam she thought she'd seen the perfect apartment online. after transferring more than £900, she realised there was no record of payment and no apartment. your heartjust drops, and it's like this panic just comes over you, completely takes over your body and it's like "what have i done?" and she's not the only one. last year georgia was one of 11,700 holiday—makers who reported fraud, losing an average of £1500. fake flights are the most common trick, with fraudsters ta rgetings peak periods. targeting peak periods. a lot of the statistics from the report shows a big spike around december. what does that say to you?
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it is people going home for christmas, and that is our experience when people phone us saying just that, and theyjust, it something they've been looking forward to, it isn't going to happen. it can be extremely disappointing. losing a holiday hurts. more than a tenth of those who made complaints said the impact was so severe, they'd had to receive medical treatment, or were at risk of bankruptcy. the advice for holiday—makers is to thoroughly research websites before booking and check they are part of a recognised trading body. nina warhurst, bbc news. with a very busy day of sport, here's olly foster at the bbc sport centre. afternoon. it's been another good day for england at the commonwealth games. there were also gold medals for scotland and wales on the third day of competition in australia. our man on the gold coast is mike bushell. mike. yes, thanks very much indeed.
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on the streets below me here the crowds are pouring out of the various commonwealth games venue, at the end of the busiest day, 22 medals handed out in all today, and although the australians is it pretty at the top the table there have been golden performances from english, scottish and welsh athletes but for england's main man in the pool winning gold wasn't enough it seems. adam peaty is england's rock star swim e in breaststroke he deals only in domination, to get his first gold down under he set a new games record but it was closer than he hoped. he set bar even higher. my sec time this season. third time swinging, it was all about the race tonight, it is not about time. that is four yea rs is not about time. that is four years undefeated. cycling's points race has its own chaos but finding the gaps for the front us well nor
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barkerer, gold for a welsh cyclist, it is the first in three decades. barkerer, gold for a welsh cyclist, it is the first in three decadesm is really special. i have never been able to sing the national anthem on the podium. i am so grateful. the flower of scotland rolls off neilfacty‘s tongue. he rode the flower of scotland rolls off neil facty‘s tongue. he rode to a second gold of these games. england sophie thornhill has a double. breaking the world record for time trial gold. her cup from i breaking the world record for time trial gold. her cupfrom i —— country's medal rush began in triathlon. it is easy to be enspired. to go from track to try jones has learned to swim in 18 month, proof it is never too latelj literally month, proof it is never too late” literally could not swim. i have been work on it, i only came into paratri about 18 been work on it, i only came into pa ratri about 18 months been work on it, i only came into paratri about 18 months ago. niall wilson's dedication goes into every i’ow wilson's dedication goes into every row ta ke, wilson's dedication goes into every row take, it has made it one of gymnastic‘s popular guyser he was pushed all the way but all hissed
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ebbing pen saw him to goal. for his family it never wears thin. he was awesome. incredible. he is gate—crashing our interview here. the one down side for the home teams was nick matthew's squash defeat. he won't win a third straight gold. you can be hard on yourself when success comes easy but some time has is the key to staying at the top. nick matthew retires at the end of this season. he hoped for a fairy tale end to his career. in the squash another hock in the women's draw. england's top seed going out at the quarterfinal stage. thank you. manchester city can win the premier league today. a win against manchester united would see them clinch the title with six games to spare which would be a record. the merseyside derby is already under way. liverpool will move up to second in the table with a win at goodison park against everton. they have had the best chance so
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far. this effort saved well by jordan this effort saved well byjordan pickford. the third round of the masters starts in the next couple of hours at augusta. rory mcilroy is five shots off the leader patrick read you can follow that on the bbc sport website and second round highlights are also coming next on bbc one. you can see more on all of today's stories on the bbc news channel. the next news on bbc one is at 6.30, bye for now. hello. you're watching the bbc news channel. the russian embassy in london has
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sent a request for a meeting of its envoy with the foreign minister borisjohnson to discuss the ‘situation in salisbury‘. we can get more from our correspondent kathryn stanczyszyn, who's in salisbury. there have been a lot of requests from the russians not least to have access to sergei skripal and yulia, presumably the temple of those request increasing because of the news of their recovery. of course the russians are extremely interested in the developments. we heard about the skripals conditioned this week, sergei skripal described as making a rapid recovery. this request coming from the russian embassy, the foreign office have now confirmed but alexander ya kovenko the russian ambassador to the uk wa nts to the russian ambassador to the uk wants to meet with borisjohnson the foreign secretary to discuss what
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they describe as a range of bilateral issues but also particularly the investigation that is ongoing here in salisbury. they say they are hoping the british would be constructive and will arrange that meeting very quickly. all the foreign office have said is that they will respond in due course. but yes, a lot of interesting, what exactly the skripals might say. we had this update from salisbury district hospital yesterday that sergei skripal is thought to be in a more serious condition but there's no act ofa serious condition but there's no act of a critical condition, although whitehall has been keen to stress that he has not made a full recovery and he may have ongoing medical issues but it seems he will leave well enough to answer certainly questions from this huge policing quarry into the poisoning, questions about where the skripals where, what they were doing, weather they had received a thing in the post, questions that are pertinent to the poisoning but also buoyed context of
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what they were doing and ross are extremely interested in this, some sources concerned that russia could try and use whatever the skripals say to turn against the uk, russia has repeatedly denied having a thing to do with the poisoning and say there is no way the skripals would have us survived if it was a military grade novichok attack which is what the uk government is of course adamant that it is.” is what the uk government is of course adamant that it is. i guess they would know since the poison was originally developed in russia they are saying in porton down that they cannot save where it was from, in terms of what the ambassador has been saying they gave a news conference earlier in the week, very outspoken and critical of the british and the embassy are saying in the public statement about the request for a meeting with boris johnson that the relationship with the foreign office is utterly unsatisfactory. presumably there is no sign of improving. no, and indeed
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we know that russian media yesterday was pouring scorn on this idea that the skripals had all but recovered, because they said that a novichok attack would not result in that. that has been widely the public opinion in russia and they are asking for the proof. they want to know the proof. that is partly why the russian embassy has described this as utterly unsatisfactory. they are asking for the proof that they believe has been given out. they wa nt to believe has been given out. they want to see exactly what britain knows. but of course this is now a diplomatic row that will continue and we wait with interest by note when and if the foreign office will have that meeting. many thanks. the headlines on bbc news... 300 extra police will be on patrol in areas of london — after six people were killed in shootings or stabbings in the last seven days. russia warns president trump
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there will be a "tough response" to new us sanctions on businessmen and officials close to president putin. there's been a 25% increase in holiday makers losing their money to fraudsters — for airline tickets or accommodation that don't exist. let's get more now on our top story — the mayor of london, sadiq khan, saying police should feel confident using "stop and search" powers to try to combat a recent spate of violent crime. earlier i spoke to dal babu — a former chief superintendent with the metropolitan police who retired from the force in 2013. i asked him if police officers should be using their stop and search powers more frequently. i don't think there is one tactic that will stop knife crime. i had my
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targets. there is not a direct relation but because of this spike of attacks we have had here and because of the social media encouraging gang videos commit young people to carry knives. i think we have to do things differently. stop and search done properly, done with respect to the individuals concerned, done in an intelligent way and based on information. there has been a section 60 in harrogate in tottenham... this is a power whereby you can stop without actually having a suspicion about an individual. it is a slightly more, a more flexible approach? yes, it is a geographical power. section one and i think people need to understand, section one of the police and criminal evidence act says you need to identify what you're looking for, what your reasonable grounds are, you have to record it, identify yourself, say which police station you're from. and you have a camera. the police officers have cameras there.
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so i think we need to understand that. section 60 is much wider and it is in a geographical area, there are concerns about individuals and you're searching in the general area. we need to be explicit about this, it is important we are not kind of talking about this, the difficulty a lot of people, young people in particular will say, look, when the police say they have lawful reasons for suspicion, a lot of kids who have been stabbed or hurt are black kids and their reasonable grounds for suspicion it is other black kids doing it and then it looks like a racial stop. how do you get out of that spiral? you base it on intelligence and face the facts, disproportionately young young black men are, sadly, we had a young woman shot in tottenham this week, but disproportionate young black
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men are victims. we need to be looking at the profile of the individuals and the profile of the perpetrators and base it on intelligence. i think the community will understand that. when i have spoken to victims' parents, a 14—year—old boy who was stabbed, he was on the internet, making some comments, two of the boys travelled... it is easy to have bravado. two boys turned up from across london stabbed him to death. the father is devastated. we need to base it on facts. the community are very sensible and see the reality of the situation and as long as it is done based on intelligence, i think we will have the support of the community. i work in tottenham and certainly that is my understanding of how the community feel. police in canada have confirmed that 1a people were killed when a lorry
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and a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided on friday evening. the humboldt broncos were travelling on a highway in the province of saskatchewan. police said 28 people were on the bus, 1a of whom were killed, including the driver. the other 1a aboard the bus have been taken to hospital. three are in critical condition. i spoke to rob vanstone, a sports writer with a local paper from the area called the regina leader—post, who explained how the community is responding. often times, in this area of the country, it seems road conditions are a factor. it doesn't seem like that was an issue, this time. whether it was a semitrailer truck colliding directly with a bus, and an absolutely massive collision and obviously catastrophic outcome. the team were a very well—known youth team in the area? yeah, i mean, it's...
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there are, sort of, two tiers of... well, there are several tiers of junior hockey. the humboldt broncos were, i guess, the second tier in the provincial junior hockey league. they were off to play a play—off game. there's a lot of teams that are synonymous with the community... when you think of humboldt, saskatchewan, you think there are about 6,000 people living in the community of humboldt and i doubt there is one of them who doesn't have... doesn't know somebody on the team. that community just embraces their team so passionately. i can't imagine the pain that is going on there, right now. what age would these boys have been? without taking a close look at the roster, generally the core players of the team are 19 and 20.
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there will have been some who had just turned 21 and some of the younger players would be 16 or 17, but the core would be late teens. so these are young men not far off going off to college and, kind of, expanding their horizons beyond the community. but, as you say, proportionately, a lot of families will be very directly affected by this terrible accident. not just the families of the players, but in a community like this a lot of the players are from out of town and they will live with families in the community. they often become surrogate parents of the players. and that is also an example of the pain being felt in humboldt. because the players are just taken in, they are adopted, they become like one of the families' own children. it is so unspeakably tragic. let's get more on that warning
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to holidaymakers to beware of fraudsters who place false adverts on accommodation websites. on average those affected lost £1,500 last year. earlier i spoke to emma brennan from abta — they're uk's largest travel association. i asked her how consumers can be sure they're booking with a reputable company. you can book with an abta member, 1200 travel companies, you can go online and check they are an abta member before booking but also do your research, look into the companies that you look to book with, or they are? if they are our website of the tab all of the right information? for example if you go to the website and it is normally .com, but it says .org, that could raise alarm bells and you're not where you think. i suppose people think they recognise the name... travel companies and other
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businesses use similar names and they are different online versions of the same thing and it is having that confidence that it is what it says it is. what about how you pay? is that important? it can be a factor but a lot of companies are asking people to pay by bank transfer and if you use a reputable company that can be fine and you can always call them up if you're not sure and look at the official documents and check but we would always recommend that anyone particularly booking through accommodation websites check the payment terms, what does it tell you you should be doing? what we are seeing in some cases we are highlighting the is people are paying a private individual rather than a paying system or a business. so they think they are paying with the business and it is actually nothing to do with the business potentially? this is more of a specific case for accommodation booking websites where they might have seen a villa and they contact the owner and the owner isn't who they say they are. the other thing i suppose not everyone has a credit card,
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but at least you have a bit more security in terms of getting money back. if you can pay by credit card that is one option but bank transfer might be offered to you as part of the payment methods and you can speak to your travel company to see if that is something that works for them in the mixture you have all the correct details but it is worth remembering this isn'tjust a problem for accommodation, it is also a problem with flights, 47% of the cases reported last year were airline tickets and these people are going on holidays and people wanting to travel home to visit their friends and family, so it is notjust the financial impact, it can be absolutely devastating if you find that the place you're going to you can't get there in the end. thousands of prisoners are being rated according to their chances of being involved in violence — in an attempt to tackle safety in jails. staff can then use the data to inform decisions — such as which wing an individual is placed in. the system is being piloted at 16 prisons in england and wales. here's our home affairs correspondent tom symonds. the new system has beenjokingly
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nicknamed "i predict a riot" by data experts. each time an incident like this happens, it's logged by prison staff. the number—crunching software produces a score of each inmate's likelihood of becoming violent. as well as informing prison governors under pressure to maintain order, it can also be linked to the system of privileges which reward prisoners for good behaviour. the data can map gang affiliations and it can also spot those at risk of self—harm. violence in prison is growing. there were 28,000 assaults in the year to last september, that's up 12%. self—harm is up also 12% to nearly 43,000 incidents. the ministry ofjustice said it will do whatever it can to help ha rd—pressed governors. it's not collecting more data than before, just using it in clever ways, and the government says monitoring prisoners is vital to protecting them. the plan is to roll out the system
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across england and wales after talks with prison unions. tom symonds, bbc news. the number of exclusions from schools for assaults using weapons in scotland is the highest it has been for five years. latest figures show there were more than 300 instances of a pupil being excluded for using a weapon to assault another pupil or member of staff. the scottish government says it is working with schools to address the issue. if you're building wings for planes in wales, the fuselage in france, and the engines in germany, how do you get all the pieces together in the right place? the answer is an even bigger plane. they're known as super—transporters, and growing demand for brand new airliners mean they're getting busier, and bigger, than ever. our business reporter theo leggett has more. this is the airbus beluga. as the name suggests, it looks a bit like a whale, but it has an importantjob. it carries wings from airbus's
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factory in broughton in north wales and takes them to assembly lines in the south of france. it also carries other aircraft parts across europe. but airbus is increasing production and it says these days the beluga just isn't big enough, so now its building a bigger one. and here it is, the beluga xl — it is longer, wider and taller than the current model. it will be able to carry two wings for the airbus a350 at a time — the current model can take only one. so how do you go about building something like this? well, what airbus has done is take a perfectly normal aircraft design, this was once an airbus a330, they chop the roof off and now they're in the process of putting new structures in place to create that cavernous cargo area. it is an animal. it is a massive bubble on the front... airbus needs a bigger transport plane, because it's increasing production, particularly of the new a350.
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the beluga is a vital link in its supply chain. we can carry more, we are carry two wings at a time instead of one wing at a time. so it means now the wing leg coming from the uk to broughton and there from broughton to toulouse will double the productivity of the aircraft. the beluga xl is due to go into service next year. but it won't be the biggest beast in the skies. boeing, for example, has its own transporter — the dream lifter, a 7117 on steroids and it's even larger than the european giant. now, meet two best friends who share a love for hiking and the great outdoors. the pair's signature look is the cat hat which has made henry and baloo a big hit on social media. they travel with their owners across the beautiful landscapes of colorado. the pair, who are both rescue
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pets, are inseparable. baloo the cat is best known for his unusual sleeping position — on top of henry's head. he really does look wackiest fast asleep. the sticker liverpool. but let's ta ke asleep. the sticker liverpool. but let's take a look at the weather. is it going to be raining cats and dogs? you went there. there are some rain but by no means is it a wash—out. temperatures are fairly mild. the rain pushing north as we move through this afternoon in northern ireland, parts of northern england and central and southern scotland. perhaps some


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