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tonight at ten, manchester unites in silence to remember those who lost their lives in the bomb attack a year ago. the silence was observed during a service of commemoration at manchester cathedral, with tributes and applause in memory of those who died. applause. each of the 22 victims was named, they'd all been at the manchester arena a year ago tonight. as candles were lit in the cathedral, the bishop of manchester underlined the extensive impact of the events of may last year. all who were affected have a lasting place in our hearts. you have become part of the story of our city, and we will be part of yours. we'll be hearing from some of those whose lives were changed on the 22nd of may last year. you've got to be positive, you can't
let terrorism win, you can't. the love among the people, and everybody coming up and supporting you, and the hugs you get today off people, it's just amazing. and tonight, in the heart of manchester, a concert to celebrate the city's spirit and resilience. and the other main stories on tonight's programme. 100 marks and spencer stores are to disappear from british high streets by 2022, its an attempt to reorganise the business. donald trump meets south korea's president, but throws real doubt on next month's planned summit with north korea's leader. must do better, the food industry misses the government's target to reduce sugar in sweet foods to help tackle obesity. and the duke and duchess of sussex step out for their first public engagement as newly—weds.
and coming up on sportsday on bbc news. could simon yates become the first briton to win the giro d'italia? he survived the tour's final time trial with a significant lead. good evening from albert square in manchester, where the crowds have now dispersed after tonight's concert, to mark the first anniversary of the bomb attack, which claimed 22 lives at the manchester arena. earlier today, the prime minister and the duke of cambridgejoined the families and friends of the victims, many survivors, and members of the emergency services, at a memorial service where they led a nationwide silence to honour the victims. one of the strongest themes
of the day is the way this city came together in great adversity and showed remarkable spirit and courage. our special correspondent allan little reports on the day's events. singing. # amazing grace, how sweet the sound # amazing grace, how sweet the sound # that saved a wretch like me... # it was a service in keeping with the values this city articulated so powerfully in the days after the bombing. at its heart the enduring grief of the families gathered here, and a quiet, restrained pride in manchester's resilience and defiance. a city united in its determination not to poison civic life with hatred. may we be able to view our lost friends with eyes wide
with calming grace, forgive them the damage we were left to inherit. free ourselves from the chains of forlorn resentment, bring warmth again to where the heart has frozen... the place of worship was christian, the commemoration multi—faith, reflecting the diversity central to manchester's identity. we pray for understanding, and for the strength and courage to cope with what has happened, as we share with one another, help us to find comfort in oui’ another, help us to find comfort in our companionship and active love. #is our companionship and active love. # is somewhere over the rainbow... # deal to help 22 candles, one for each of the dead. they were made from wax accumulated from candles in
st anne's square. then the congregation looked into the faces of those who died and were reminded of those who died and were reminded of their youth and vigour and the i°y of their youth and vigour and the joy for living. the service was broadcast crowds outside. at 2:30pm they stood for a national minute's silence. inside, prince william read from the new testament. love is patient, love is kind. love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. it does not insist on its own way. it is not irritable or resentful. it does not rejoice in wrongdoing. but rejoices in the truth. the tv
cameras stayed off the faces of the bereaved, respecting their right to privacy in their grief. the bishop of manchester spoke for them. while we sometimes overwhelm people with ca re we sometimes overwhelm people with care and support in the immediate aftermath of injury or loss, we then withdraw, interests ta ken aftermath of injury or loss, we then withdraw, interests taken off in other directions. too often, just a few months on from a horrific event, those still bearing the pain are left feeling unsupported. some even made to feel guilty at not having got over it as rapidly as the rest of us would find comfortable. god has no timetable for our recovery from tragedy. he knows of the herd we experience which can last a lifetime —— the hurt we experienced. tonight, manchester turned a day of sombre reflection into a joyful celebration of life. thousands gathered for a mass singalong, as
though to demonstrate what many have spent the day saying, but in this city they refuse to answer hatred with hatred. the poet tony walsh but the prevailing sentiment into words. choosing love, we are showing how to, manchester could not be prouder, hate won't win because love sings louder, love sings louder, love sings louder. they sang a song by noel gallagher, formerly of the band 0asis, the title of which captures the spirit, don't look back in anger. it is a show of spirit but does not diminish the private anguish of the bereaved. allan little, bbc news, manchester. the concert a year ago tonight was a much—anticipated performance by ariana grande, who said today she was sending light and warmth to the people of this city. among those who lost their lives in the attack was 15—year—old 0livia campbell hardy from bury. she was a singer and dancer,
her grandparents were among the 800 people in today's memorial service, and our correspondentjudith moritz has spent the day with them. she's no longer here, but you can feel 0livia's presence everywhere in her grandparents' house. from photos to cushions, it's how they keep a close. you just can't get away from it, it's always there. if you want a bit of comfort, you sit on the settee and pick up a cushion. it's the nearest thing you'll get to a cuddle now. 0livia spent a lot of time in this house. her grandma sharon helped bring her up, along with grandad steve. this morning, they got ready for the first anniversary of her death with a heavy heart. very apprehensive. i think it's something we've got to do, the first of everything isjust... the first of everything is so difficult. but ijust feel that we need to be there, you know,
as part of the 22 families, show our respects. it will never take away the pain, because that will never go, but at least you know that things are moving and. ——moving on. 0livia loved dancing, competing here with her grandad. she loved music, too. they sing. so today, others sang for her. sharon and steve have started a charity, liv‘s trust, funding dance and music lessons for children like those in this choir. that was amazing, you were alljust outstanding. fantastic. one child has given the couple extra comfort. 12—year—old amelia didn't know them before, but she survived the bomb and they've built a bond. i'm going to support sharon, and sharon's going to support me, and just being together, we find it easy to speak to each other. we have a massive family anyway,
but we're always welcoming more in, aren't we? the sorrow is profound, but the support is immense. there are messages of love tied to trees in the city. sharon and steve somehow finding their own words to add. it's giving you strength, this, isn't it? yeah. yes, it's pull you through a day that you'd otherwise struggle with. you can't bottle it up. we've tried, and it doesn't work. you've got to be positive, you can't let terrorism win, you can't. and so to the cathedral, to the service of remembrance. we left sharon and steve to go inside without our cameras. time for privacy and prayer, and a meeting with a prince. you had to come here to feel the experience. we met prince william, and he was fantastic. he was a lovely man to talk to. lovely. 22 lives are remembered today, all of them loved.
the city has shown its support, and sharon and steve comforted. this evening, returning to friends and family for a quiet drink and a toast to the granddaughter they lost, a year ago tonight. to 0livia. cheers. judith moritz, bbc news, manchester. here in albert square, a bit of noise as they pack their bags because the concert ended a few minutes ago. we can speak to the mayor of greater manchester, andy burnham. it has been a long and challenging day, what has it meant? it's been a difficult, emotional day but ended on an uplifting note. maybe it has moved us forward. we've sent a big, powerful message to the families that this city will never forget them, we will always look after
them. i think we've achieved that today. but also we've sent a message today. but also we've sent a message to the terrorists and those who seek to the terrorists and those who seek to divide us that they haven't done that. if they have changed us, it's only to make us stronger and more united. persistent questions have been raised in the last year, in very difficult circumstances. what lessons very difficult circumstances. what lesso ns ca n very difficult circumstances. what lessons can be learned about the way extremism is tackled in society? is it too early to come to any conclusions? i think we need to ask those difficult questions. we live in times where there is rising extremism around the world. these are divided times, so we are looking at that question and using the strength of the city to take an honest look. what more can families, communities, faith do to challenge extremism? we will publish some conclusions on that next month. that's the next phase of our work and it's a crucial phase. a final word on this city, and for those people who don't know it very well, maybe a few words about the spirit
and the character it has shown. maybe a few words about the spirit and the character it has shownm really is quite awesome. as the mayor, i feel humbled when i really is quite awesome. as the mayor, ifeel humbled when i go really is quite awesome. as the mayor, i feel humbled when i go out onto the stage tonight. you see people there literally in their thousands standing together, saying to the world we will not be beaten oi’ to the world we will not be beaten or changed by terrorism. we will continue being who we are, we will a lwa ys continue being who we are, we will always be manchester. back came through loud and clear today. good to talk to you. andy burnham, the mayor of greater manchester. there will be more from us in manchester later in the programme, but for now it's back to reeta in the studio. marks & spencer is to close around a third of its main clothing and homeware stores by 2022. 100 high street shops are to go, as it steps up its plans to modernise the business. here's emma simpson. northampton, and a store that's been here for nearly half a century, but likely not for much longer. m&s is making a big retreat from high streets it once ruled. many will miss it here.
oh, no! oh, i didn't realise that was closing. i know they said that, you know, there were some that would the closing. i can't believe it's our one. will you miss it? yes, yes. we do shop in there quite a lot. i think we often come in here, grab a lunch or it can give you things that you're looking for with quality. and i think it's something we're lacking. we go there every day. we go to the coffee shop, we buy clothes there. m&s is trying to reverse falling sales and profits. shopping habits have changed, but this retailer has struggled to keep up with them. it doesn't need as much space as it used to. and it's now ramping up the changes. northampton is one of 14 stores earmarked for closure. that's in addition to 21 which have already shut. but now there's another 65 stores to go over the next five years. by the end of this restructuring, one in three m&s clothing and home
stores will have disappeared. these are tough times for retail. a cocktail of costs, consumers cutting back and the relentless rise of online has all pushed some weaker businesses to the brink. from maplin to mothercare, carpet right to new look, all axing stores. an industry that has to reinvent itself, and fast. retail in the future will be very different to what it is today. there will be fewer stores, and the role of the store in the future will be different, that's much more based on experience. there will be fewer people who work in the retail industry than there are today, but many doing different and more exciting jobs. that may not be much comfort for those affected by today's changes. m&s wants fewer but better stores, but here you can see how hard it now is to fill the gaps. emma simpson, bbc news, northampton. a brief look at some of the day's
other other news stories. a mother has been convicted of tricking her teenage daughter into going to pakistan for what she thought was a family holiday, and forcing her to marry a relative 16 years her senior. ajury at birmingham crown court found the mother guilty of two counts of forced marriage. it's the first successful prosecution of its kind in england. one of the key sites at the centre of the skripal poisoning case is set to reopen this weekend. officials say a part of the maltings in salisbury city centre, where the russian former spy sergei skripal and his daughter yulia were found unconscious, has been decontaminated and no longer poses a risk. the government has published its clean air strategy, with ministers aiming to halve the number of people exposed to high particle pollution in england by 2025. the proposals look at tackling pollution from sources as varied as farms, and wood burners. but critics say not enough is being done to tackle car fumes. president trump has said
there is a "very substantial chance" that a historic summit with north korea's leader next month may not happen. he was speaking as he received the south korean president at the white house. mr trump said the north must meet certain conditions for the summit to go ahead, although if it didn't, it might happen "later". let's join our north america editor, jon sopel who is at the white house for us. how much danger is this summit in? i think ithink in i think in rhetorical terms, quite a bit and i think in rhetorical terms, quite a bitand in i think in rhetorical terms, quite a bit and in reality, i am not sure how much has changed. the south korean delegation that flew over last night, the national security adviser was on the playing and he said he thought it was 99.9% certain the summit would go ahead in singapore as planned onjune i2. the summit would go ahead in singapore as planned onjune 12. but donald trump saying there is a
substantial chance it will not go ahead. what has changed? i think the north koreans took the white house by surprise by setting conditions last week. they say we might pull—out. donald trump has said, i need wriggle room as well, we could pull out if certain conditions are not met. he didn't spell out what those conditions were, but he felt as though the chinese helped change his mind. if the summit gets delayed a week, two weeks, it might not happen. they might always find a reason for it not to go one. as things stand, it is more likely it will not happen and white house journalists are buying fully flexible tickets. in other words, refundable fares. jon sopel, thank you very much. there's still too much sugar in our puddings, biscuits and chocolate bars. that's according to new figures, which show the food industry has failed to meet a sugar reduction target set by the government.
sugar levels were meant to be cut by 5% by last august. the target was set to help tackle the childhood obesity crisis. here's our health editor, hugh pym. it's an attempt to cut the amount of sugar we eat, making companies reduce the sugar content of their products by changing recipes or reducing portion sizes. but it hasn't made a big impact so far. i guess if the recipe is going to change the taste drastically, you're going to lose a lot of customers. so i think i can understand why some companies still haven't been able to cut sugar and actually comply to the policy. do you think it's a good policy? not really, because i have quite a lot of sugar. it would target me quite a lot. but maybe in the long run it would be. the idea of the policy, driven by public health officials, was to get retailers and manufacturers of sugary products to cut sugar content over a four—year period. well, we've already got the results from the first year. there was supposed to be a 5% reduction and it hasn't happened. but there's been varying performance across different categories. for example, with biscuits,
there was no reduction in sugar content over the year. and with puddings, there was actually an increase of i%. however, with ice creams and lollies there was a 2% cut in sugar content. and with fromage frais and yoghurts, there was a 6% reduction. companies have only effectively had a year to work on this, so it's early days. it takes time to change recipes, for them to go through the factories, for them to be stocked in our supermarkets and then for us to buy them. but critics argue that what's a voluntary plan has not so far been adequate. we are concerned that the majority of companies aren't taking this programme seriously and aren't doing enough to protect children and reduce sugar from their products. if the plan doesn't work, the government's made clear that tougher action, including new regulations, may be required in the continuing bid to tackle obesity.
hugh pym, bbc news. the founder of facebook mark zuckerberg has apologised to members of the european parliament for its role in the proliferation of fake news, and interference in democratic elections. but many meps were angry that he didn't answer their questions. 0ur europe correspondent, damian grammaticas is in brussels for us. why do meps feel so unhappy at how it went? first of all, they were delighted mark zuckerberg agreed to come here. he has not agreed to go to address parliament in the uk. but they were left frustrated and there where tetchy exchanges at the end because partly down to the format, this was an hourand a partly down to the format, this was an hour and a half and the first hour was the 12 political leaders in the parliament putting questions. but rather questions followed by answer, it was an hour of questions,
many questions and then half an hour where mark zuckerberg could reply. he said facebook would do better. and the data breach to cambridge analytica, did he know about the decision not to tell anyone? no answer. would facebook come clean about the taxes it pays in every jurisdiction? no answer. what about data privacy would facebook agree to follow european rules and not collect data about people who don't log in? no answer. so they were left saying that unless they do get a nswe rs saying that unless they do get answers they will push for greater scrutiny of facebook‘s roll and it is giant size and whether it should be looked into. thank you. the second day of the inquiry into the grenfell tower disaster has been disrupted, after a video showing distressing images of the blaze was shown without warning. up to 30 people walked out of the room, some of them deeply upset.
the day was dedicated to commemorations of those killed. 72 people died after flames engulfed the tower in west london lastjune. here's our special correspondent lucy manning. this is my mum, sirria choucair. and this is the whole family that died. 0ne family, three generations. the choucairs. wiped out in the fire, three children, their parents and grandmother, a ha rd—working family. i have to live with my family ripped apart for the rest of my life. i don't see this as a tragedy, i see it as an atrocity. how can you sum up six lives in such a short space of time? unfortunately this afternoon, one of the families' tribute videos showed footage of the tower burning. many survivors left the room sobbing and shaking. paramedics had to be called, the inquiry apologised,
but a sign ofjust the trauma those here are still having to face. the barrister to the enquiry explained to the chairman what had happened. some people needed to leave the room. i'm sorry the warning which was supposed to be put out for this film, didn't get put out. this is my husband... it was already an emotional day, remembering pily burton, the second grenfell victim who died just a few months ago. the 72nd grenfell victim who died just a few months ago. a great grandmother, a lover of dancing, reggae music, paella — fashionable and flamboyant. i had 3a years with pily and they were beautiful, glorious, wonderful years. filled with happiness, love and laughter. i adored her, but let me tell you no matter what indignities my wife had to suffer, my pily was perfect. amazing grace.
the sweet sound of amazing grace filled the enquiry room as they watched the memorial service for debbie lamprell by the holland park 0pera, where she worked. her mother said she loved her life. and two more of the 18 children who died were remembered, fathia and hania and their mother rania ibrahim. their aunt said she needed to understand how they were lost. hesham was kind, generous and with a heart of gold. we are here because of failure. we are here because the system failed. the system was allowed to kill hesham rahman and 71 other one.
sadness today, but also pain that the shocking images of the fire shown to the enquiry left so many feeling distressed. lucy manning, bbc news. the tottenham player, harry kane is to captain england at the football world cup in russia next month. england's manager gareth southgate said he chose the striker because his professional attitude was a fine example to the team. kane said there was no reason that england could not win the world cup. i believe we can, i think anyone can. i can't sit here in front of you and say we're not going to win it, because we could do. so it's just my mindset, i want to win at everything i do and i know a lot of the players in the team want to win at everything they do. that's what we're going to try and do. it's only three days since their wedding,
but today the duke and duchess of sussex, or harry and meghan as they're better known, had their first public engagement as a married couple. they were at a buckingham palace garden party hosted by the prince of wales. nicholas witchell was there. she's formally part of the family now. three days into married life, and meghan was at buckingham palace for a very early 70th birthday celebration for her father—in—law and his charity work, led by harry, but nearly ruined by a passing bumblebee. sorry... that bee really got me! laughter. and then it was time to practice the art of being royal. the small talk that will be such a feature of meghan‘s working life. that's true... it's all about putting people at their ease, engaging, preferably with sincerity, listening and moving on. not unfamiliar territory for an actress. unsurprisingly, the reviews were good. very personable, very warm, very nice. down to earth. they were really
friendly as a couple. it's really lovely. we said "congratulations" and they said "thank you", and they look really happy. talking of looking happy reminds us of the formal wedding photographs featuring harry, meghan and the bridesmaids and page boys. the photographer has revealed the secret of getting the children to cooperate. the kids came onto the set, i immediately shouted "who likes smarties? " and then everyone, hands up, smiles. even some of the adults, i think, put their hands up. so that was our magic word of the day. back at buckingham palace harry and meghan were leaving, so some family farewells. and then, watch the courtier on the right. yes, he bowed. that's something else the former ms meghan markle will need to get used to. nicholas witchell, bbc news at buckingham palace. let's return to our main story, and the commemorations taking place in manchester to mark one year since the manchester arena bombing. so let's go back to huw, who's there for us tonight.
thanks very much. the plan in albert square and the city centre is for the bells of the town hall and other places at 20 to 301pm and that is a year ago when the attack happened. judith moritz has followed this story over the past year. the criminal investigation is ongoing and hasn't reached a conclusion. but today wasn't about back? not for the families, the survivors for those who remember that night. for this city, it was about being together. a lot of the families have said they had to come into the city centre today. they wanted to see the bees, they wanted to hear the singing, too cried together. we saw thousands in the square holding hands and hugging. there was power in that
collective experience. but there are plenty of survivors and families who are be read to said it was too much, they couldn't face it and they wa nted they couldn't face it and they wanted to be quietly at home. that was their time as well. the biblical day for all of them and right now, the most difficult part of that day as we approach the very moment when the bomb exploded at the arena a short distance from here, the very moment so many lives in this city we re moment so many lives in this city were shattered and changed for ever. do you think this day has helped some people? a milestone they needed to get to. the grandparents in my report earlier said the first moment for them is difficult. they said they had to get through it. judith, oui’ they had to get through it. judith, our correspondent. that's all from bbc news at ten in manchester.